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22nd Mar '16 9:28:12 AM erforce
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* The unflappable nature of Marko Ramius, captain of the ''[[TheHuntForRedOctober Red October]]'', is conveyed when he calmly estimates the odds of their plan at defecting to the United States at 1 chance in 3. [[TheSnackIsMoreInteresting He then offers the horrified officers more tea.]]

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* The In ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', the unflappable nature of Marko Ramius, captain of the ''[[TheHuntForRedOctober Red October]]'', ''Red October'', is conveyed when he calmly estimates the odds of their plan at defecting to the United States at 1 chance in 3. [[TheSnackIsMoreInteresting He then offers the horrified officers more tea.]]
6th Dec '15 6:04:58 PM Josef5678
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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' keeps track of how many people you've knocked out and killed without actually tracking the number. Knocked out people are tracked by medical costs, while killed people are tracked by [[WhatTheHellHero how many orphans you've created]]. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Killing people in poorer countries creates more orphans, while knocking out people in richer countries creates bigger medical bills.]]

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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' keeps track of how many people you've knocked out and killed without actually tracking the number. Knocked out people are tracked by medical costs, while killed people are tracked by [[WhatTheHellHero how many orphans you've created]]. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Killing people in poorer countries creates more orphans, while knocking out people in richer countries creates bigger medical bills.]]
22nd Nov '15 10:37:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Foxtrot}}'': Andy tells Roger one in order to keep him up all night, thereby keeping him from snoring.

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* ''{{Foxtrot}}'': ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Andy tells Roger one in order to keep him up all night, thereby keeping him from snoring.
24th Jul '15 6:09:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''MetalGearSolid3'': Interesting example; many games keep track of how many enemies you've killed. When you face [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Sorrow]], however, you actually face them. Every one. And they still have the injuries you inflicted upon them, too.

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* ''MetalGearSolid3'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'': Interesting example; many games keep track of how many enemies you've killed. When you face [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Sorrow]], however, you actually face them. Every one. And they still have the injuries you inflicted upon them, too.
28th Mar '15 10:10:07 PM DarkHunter
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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [[/folder]]

[[folder: SUBJECT HOMETOWN HERE ]]
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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [[/folder]]

[[folder: SUBJECT HOMETOWN HERE ]]
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''<Subject Hometown Here>''.
20th Mar '15 6:00:05 PM Discar
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->'''Nosh''': Our armada ships...have a 1-in-600 chance of catastrophic impact anytime we pinch space.\\
'''Skitter''': I...I'm gonna ''die in space''.\\
'''Fernando''': Nosh, that number is a lie, spread by the royal family. It's not 1-in-600...it's ''1-in-400''...we lose five or six ships every week.\\

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->'''Nosh''': Our armada ships... have a 1-in-600 chance of catastrophic impact anytime we pinch space.\\
'''Skitter''': I... I'm gonna ''die in space''.\\
'''Fernando''': Nosh, that number is a lie, spread by the royal family. It's not 1-in-600... it's ''1-in-400''...''1-in-400''... we lose five or six ships every week.\\



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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [[AC:SUBJECT_HOMETOWN_HERE]].

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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [[AC:SUBJECT_HOMETOWN_HERE]].[[/folder]]

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--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!
--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand!]]

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* A joke (with many variants) goes something like this: two national leaders (let's say, the top political guy and the top military guy) are sitting in a diner, planning a war. They decide to kill a million of <insert enemy nation here> citizens, and a completely unrelated bicycle repairman/pizza delivery driver/clown. They pitch this idea to a random bystander who is shocked to hear that they would go out of their way to kill the unrelated civilian. One leader turns to the other and says, "see, I told you [[AMillionIsAStatistic no one would care about killing the million enemy citizens]]."

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--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!
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'''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand!]]

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* A joke (with many variants) goes something like this: two national leaders (let's say, the top political guy and the top military guy) are sitting in a diner, planning a war. They decide to kill a million of <insert enemy nation here> citizens, and a completely unrelated bicycle repairman/pizza delivery driver/clown. They pitch this idea to a random bystander who is shocked to hear that they would go out of their way to kill the unrelated civilian. One leader turns to the other and says, "see, I told you [[AMillionIsAStatistic no one would care about killing the million enemy citizens]]."

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10th Oct '14 3:54:22 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ''{{Naruto}}'': When preparing to operate on Rock Lee, Tsunade discovers that, at best, he only has a 50% chance of surviving if he goes through with it. The anime has her double-checking the figures, and increasing it to 58% based on his determination.

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* ''{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': When preparing to operate on Rock Lee, Tsunade discovers that, at best, he only has a 50% chance of surviving if he goes through with it. The anime has her double-checking the figures, and increasing it to 58% based on his determination.



* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke's chances of survival in the Hoth wastelands during an ice storm are 725 to 1.

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* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'': ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke's chances of survival in the Hoth wastelands during an ice storm are 725 to 1.



* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse has Luke being disturbed when he learns over a million people were on the Death Star.

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has Luke being disturbed when he learns over a million people were on the Death Star.
6th Oct '14 7:55:15 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In TheDresdenFiles book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', Harry explains to someone just introduced to TheMasquerade that 1 in 355 people are reported missing each year, "the same loss ratio experienced by herd animals on the African savannah to large predators."

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* In TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', Harry explains to someone just introduced to TheMasquerade that 1 in 355 people are reported missing each year, "the same loss ratio experienced by herd animals on the African savannah to large predators."
27th Sep '14 1:29:42 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''AlphaProtocol'' keeps track of how many people you've knocked out and killed without actually tracking the number. Knocked out people are tracked by medical costs, while killed people are tracked by [[WhatTheHellHero how many orphans you've created]]. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Killing people in poorer countries creates more orphans, while knocking out people in richer countries creates bigger medical bills.]]

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* ''AlphaProtocol'' ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' keeps track of how many people you've knocked out and killed without actually tracking the number. Knocked out people are tracked by medical costs, while killed people are tracked by [[WhatTheHellHero how many orphans you've created]]. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Killing people in poorer countries creates more orphans, while knocking out people in richer countries creates bigger medical bills.]]
15th Jul '14 5:42:35 PM Tacitus
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* In TheDresdenFiles book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', Harry explains to someone just introduced to TheMasquerade that 1 in 355 people are reported missing each year, "the same loss ratio experienced by herd animals on the African savannah to large predators."



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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [SUBJECT_HOMETOWN_HERE].

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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [SUBJECT_HOMETOWN_HERE].[[AC:SUBJECT_HOMETOWN_HERE]].



--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! ]]

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--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! ]]
thousand!]]
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