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2nd May '18 9:09:29 AM Grudgeal
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* Happens to Dunk in ''[[Literature/DunkAndEgg The Hedge Knight]]'' when an attempt to protect a lowborn puppeteer from [[TheCaligula an evil prince]] lands him in a public TrialByCombat to prove his innocence. When he tries to recover his shield for the trial, a smith at the tournament reveals to him that he's got Dunk's shield and has reinforced it and added a brand new steel rim. When Dunk asks him what he owes him for the work, the smith just smiles and replies "for you? A copper.".

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* Happens to Dunk in ''[[Literature/DunkAndEgg ''[[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg The Hedge Knight]]'' when an attempt to protect a lowborn puppeteer from [[TheCaligula an evil prince]] lands him in a public TrialByCombat to prove his innocence. When he tries to recover his shield for the trial, a smith at the tournament reveals to him that he's got Dunk's shield and has reinforced it and added a brand new steel rim. When Dunk asks him what he owes him for the work, the smith just smiles and replies "for you? A copper.".
2nd May '18 9:09:01 AM Grudgeal
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* Happens to Dunk in ''[[Literature/DunkAndEgg The Hedge Knight]]'' when an attempt to protect a lowborn puppeteer from [[TheCaligula an evil prince]] lands him in a public TrialByCombat to prove his innocence. When he tries to recover his shield for the trial, a smith at the tournament reveals to him that he's got Dunk's shield and has reinforced it and added a brand new steel rim. When Dunk asks him what he owes him for the work, the smith just smiles and replies "for you? A copper.".
6th Apr '18 6:58:30 PM Ninamarie124
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6th Feb '18 9:34:05 AM cybertoy0
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* ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' issue with the Smithers-clones starts with a strike going at the Power Plant. Burns decides that, after months of negotiating, it's time to ''find out what the demands are'', and has Smithers tear open the dust-coated envelope;
-->'''Smithers:''' They're asking for a five cent raise.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' ''Five percent!?''\\
'''Smithers:''' No, sir. Five ''cents.'' A nickel.
23rd Jan '18 8:52:58 PM Angeldeb82
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* In an episode of the ''[[WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam And Max]]'' cartoon the duo bust a terrorist group holding a TV studio hostage. The Terrorist's demands? To make the programming nothing but figure skating.

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* In an episode of the ''[[WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam And Max]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Sam and Max|FreelancePolice}}'' cartoon the duo bust a terrorist group holding a TV studio hostage. The Terrorist's demands? To make the programming nothing but figure skating.
23rd Jan '18 8:52:05 PM Angeldeb82
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* In the [[GermanMedia German movie]] ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheRobberHotzenplotz Der Räuber Hotzenplotz]]'' (1962), Petrusilius Zwackelmann is a sorcerer who can theoretically do anything with his powers, but the one thing he ''can't'' do is peel potatoes, so he forces a captured boy he bought from Räuber Hotzenplotz to do it for him.

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* In the [[GermanMedia German movie]] ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/TheRobberHotzenplotz {{German m|edia}}ovie ''[[Literature/TheRobberHotzenplotz Der Räuber Hotzenplotz]]'' (1962), Petrusilius Zwackelmann is a sorcerer who can theoretically do anything with his powers, but the one thing he ''can't'' do is peel potatoes, so he forces a captured boy he bought from Räuber Hotzenplotz to do it for him.



* Subverted in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''; After the Joker is denied his phone call at the police station, he delivers a HannibalLecture to the cop watching him in order to provoke him into a fight, manages to defeat him and get his hands on a weapon, marches out into the station with the cop held hostage, and when asked what he wants says "I just want my phone call". The subversion is [[spoiler:the call triggers a bomb]].

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* Subverted in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''; ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': After the Joker is denied his phone call at the police station, he delivers a HannibalLecture to the cop watching him in order to provoke him into a fight, manages to defeat him and get his hands on a weapon, marches out into the station with the cop held hostage, and when asked what he wants says "I just want my phone call". The subversion is [[spoiler:the call triggers a bomb]].



** Near the end of ''Literature/SkinGame'' Harry asks [[spoiler: the mercenary Goodman Grey]] how much he owes him. [[spoiler: Harry had hired him to go along with Nicodemus' plan to rob Hades (for which Nicodemus was going to pay him 2 million dollars plus any loot Grey could grab from the vault they were hitting to which Nicodemus estimated could be about $20 million) then betray him, and they got into a fight with three fallen angels possessing dangerous entities and nearly been killed, before ''riding'' him miles through Chicago,]] so Harry is expecting the price to be something truly formidable. He charges him [[spoiler: one US dollar.]] That's ''still'' more than he can give right then.

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** Near the end of ''Literature/SkinGame'' Harry asks [[spoiler: the mercenary Goodman Grey]] how much he owes him. [[spoiler: Harry had hired him to go along with Nicodemus' plan to rob Hades (for which Nicodemus was going to pay him 2 million dollars plus any loot Grey could grab from the vault they were hitting to which Nicodemus estimated could be about $20 million) then betray him, and they got into a fight with three fallen angels possessing dangerous entities and nearly been killed, before ''riding'' him miles through Chicago,]] so Harry is expecting the price to be something truly formidable. He charges him [[spoiler: one US dollar.]] dollar]]. That's ''still'' more than he can give right then.



*** Earlier, to test the limits of a powerful fae forced to serve as his orderly, Harry demands a Coke. One is instantly provided, but it's [[JerkassGenie warm, because Harry didn't specify otherwise.]]

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*** Earlier, to test the limits of a powerful fae forced to serve as his orderly, Harry demands a Coke. One is instantly provided, but it's [[JerkassGenie [[JackassGenie warm, because Harry didn't specify otherwise.]]otherwise]].
4th Dec '17 2:58:43 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', [[NoSenseOfDirection Ash gets lost in Celadon City]] and somehow ends up in an underground FightClub. After winning the prize money, he gives it to Anthony (the man who trained his Primeape in canon) and only asks for one thing in return... directions to get back to the Pokémon Center.
14th Nov '17 7:47:28 AM aitchrjay
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Someone with authority or power (or think they have) uses it to command, force, or negotiate with people to do mundane or simple tasks for him/her.

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Someone with authority or power (or think they have) the delusion of such) uses it to command, force, or negotiate with people to do mundane or simple tasks for him/her.
4th Nov '17 12:04:39 AM Vox
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** Infamously in ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'', time-traveling villain Dr. Evil plans to hold the world ransom in exchange for "one million dollars!" However, he is then advised to up the amount to 100 billion dollars, because he was unaware that inflation had increased since the 60s.

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** Infamously in ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'', time-traveling villain Dr. Evil plans to hold the world ransom in exchange for "one million dollars!" However, he is then advised to up the amount to 100 billion dollars, because he was unaware that [[RidiculousFutureInflation inflation had increased since the 60s.60s]].
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