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8th Feb '17 9:56:07 AM FuzzyBoots
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* The version of this where [[http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=759 the OTHER person cuts the rope is deconstructed]] in ''The Illustrated Guide to Law'' in their section on murder. Namely? If you cut the rope on someone else... it's murder. (The law doesn't consider this self-defense.) If they cut the rope themselves, it's gonna be VERY hard to prove you didn't do it.

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* The version of this where [[http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=759 the OTHER person cuts the rope is deconstructed]] in ''The Illustrated Guide to Law'' ''Webcomic/TheIllustratedGuideToLaw'' in their section on murder. Namely? If you cut the rope on someone else... it's murder. (The law doesn't consider this self-defense.) If they cut the rope themselves, it's gonna be VERY hard to prove you didn't do it.
8th Feb '17 9:55:23 AM FuzzyBoots
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* The version of this where the OTHER person pulls the rope is deconstruced in LawComic.net in their section on murder. Namely? If you cut the rope on someone else...it's murder. (The law doesn't consider this self-defense.) If they cut the rope themselves, it's gonna be VERY hard to prove you didn't do it.

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* The version of this where [[http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=759 the OTHER person pulls cuts the rope is deconstruced deconstructed]] in LawComic.net ''The Illustrated Guide to Law'' in their section on murder. Namely? If you cut the rope on someone else... it's murder. (The law doesn't consider this self-defense.) If they cut the rope themselves, it's gonna be VERY hard to prove you didn't do it.
8th Feb '17 9:46:15 AM Gan_HOPE326
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** Before that, there is a bait and switch using this trope in an earlier confrontation between the same three characters. Ling is running from Wrath while carrying an injured Lan Fan who has lost the use of her arm. Lan Fan complains that her weight will only slow him down, preventing him from escaping, but Ling doesn't want to let her go. We're then treated to a frame of Lan Fan with a resigned smile pulling out a knife and talking about how "sometimes sacrifices have to be made", followed by an off screen blood spurt. One might think she killed herself in order to convince Ling to drop her corpse, but instead we find out that [[spoiler:she actually only cut her *arm* and tied it to a dog so that the trail of blood would deceive the pursuer leading him into a dead end. They both make it alive and she later gets the aforementioned automail to replace the lost limb]].
7th Feb '17 7:44:15 PM PaulA
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* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Heroes of Olympus}}'', where instead of letting Annabeth fall by herself, Percy lets go of the ledge he was holding onto, sending them both into Tartarus.

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* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Heroes of Olympus}}'', ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', where instead of letting Annabeth fall by herself, Percy lets go of the ledge he was holding onto, sending them both into Tartarus.
15th Jan '17 11:44:10 PM JackG
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* Inverted in ''The Eiger Sanction''. Creator/ClintEastwood's character is hung up on his own safety rope, and the only way to survive is to cut it so his friend can haul him to safety using another rope. The dilemma is [[spoiler:Eastwood has just found out his friend is TheMole. Is he planning to save him, or kill him?]]

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* Inverted in ''The Eiger Sanction''. Creator/ClintEastwood's character is hung up on his own safety rope, and the only way to survive is to cut it so his friend can haul him to safety using another rope. rope. The dilemma is [[spoiler:Eastwood has just found out his friend is TheMole. TheMole. Is he planning to save him, or kill him?]]



* Averted in ''High Citadel'' by Desmond Bagley. The DirtyCoward of the team starts cutting through the rope to save himself, only for the lead man to throw a climbing axe into his head. That was a case of someone panicking rather than a ColdEquation type-decision though.

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* Averted in ''High Citadel'' by Desmond Bagley. The DirtyCoward of the team starts cutting through the rope to save himself, let the man below fall to his death, only for the lead man climber to throw a climbing an axe into his head. That was a case of someone panicking rather than a ColdEquation type-decision though.
15th Jan '17 11:42:08 PM JackG
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* Inverted in ''The Eiger Sanction''. Creator/ClintEastwood's character is hung up on his own safety rope, and the only way to survive is to cut it so his friend can haul him to safety using another rope. The dilemma is [[spoiler:Eastwood has just found out his friend is TheMole. Is he planning to save him, or kill him?]]
22nd Dec '16 7:16:11 PM MitchellTF
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* The version of this where the OTHER person pulls the rope is deconstruced in LawComic.net in their section on murder. Namely? If you cut the rope on someone else...it's murder. (The law doesn't consider this self-defense.) If they cut the rope themselves, it's gonna be VERY hard to prove you didn't do it.
30th Aug '16 2:42:56 PM solunasky
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* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Heroes of Olympus}}'', where instead of letting Annabeth fall by herself, Percy lets go of the ledge he was holding onto, sending them both into Tartarus.
30th May '16 8:46:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Although it's not a literal rope, this is basically how ''TransformersArmada'' ends, in a rare case of it happening between enemies: Optimus Prime and Galvatron are about to be devoured by Unicron, and Optimus is the one clinging to a ledge with one and and holding Galvatron up with the other. Galvatron stabs Optimus' hand, forcing it to let go and plunging himself into Unicron; then, evidently, without Galvatron around, Unicron doesn't have enough evil to feed off of, so he disappears as well. Yes, ''Galvatron saved the universe.''

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* Although it's not a literal rope, this is basically how ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' ends, in a rare case of it happening between enemies: Optimus Prime and Galvatron are about to be devoured by Unicron, and Optimus is the one clinging to a ledge with one and and holding Galvatron up with the other. Galvatron stabs Optimus' hand, forcing it to let go and plunging himself into Unicron; then, evidently, without Galvatron around, Unicron doesn't have enough evil to feed off of, so he disappears as well. Yes, ''Galvatron saved the universe.''
5th Apr '16 6:25:32 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ''Recap/TintinTintinInTibet'': Captain Haddock attempts this, but drops his pocket knife. Tharkey, who has walked out, catches up to them and makes his presence known, before saving them off-page.

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* ''Recap/TintinTintinInTibet'': ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} [[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet in Tibet]]'': Captain Haddock attempts this, but drops his pocket knife. Tharkey, who has walked out, catches up to them and makes his presence known, before saving them off-page.
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