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13th Jan '17 10:50:37 PM jtgibson
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', Cartman insists that they lure in potential members of La Resistance by offering punch and pie, in spite of the offer being completely false. Eventually, one child asks where the punch and pie is. ''Two'' people get up and leave when it's confirmed there isn't any.
11th Jan '17 4:41:25 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10801295/3/Protection-The-Three-Phase-Plan Protection- The Three-Phase Plan]]'' Remus gets Sirius out of bed by offering to make chocolate chip pancakes.
27th Dec '16 8:14:04 PM Materioptikon
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* In ''[[Series/DoctorWho The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]'', an old woman reports the TARDIS crew's antics to the Daleks and is rewarded with some food, including an orange. She stares at it for a moment, realizing it's been years since she had one.
27th Dec '16 8:07:55 PM Materioptikon
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''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' gives us Nettles, a Dragonstone peasant girl who lived well before the main story, during the civil war called "the Dance of Dragons" when three wild dragons could be found there. There were attempts made to either recruit or kill said dragons (because having random, arguably sapient, unaffiliated WeaponsOfMassDestruction around isn't generally considered wise). Most [[ManOnFire went badly]] because "recruit" generally meant "find and [[TooDumbToLive try to fight them into submitting to your will]]". Nettles found the one known as Sheepstealer and, because it [[MeaningfulName liked to steal and BBQ sheep]], she left gifts of mutton carcasses out until it got to know her and link her with good things. She got to be a DragonRider, rather than a burns victim.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' gives us Nettles, a Dragonstone peasant girl who lived well before the main story, during the civil war called "the Dance of Dragons" when three wild dragons could be found there. There were attempts made to either recruit or kill said dragons (because having random, arguably sapient, unaffiliated WeaponsOfMassDestruction around isn't generally considered wise). Most [[ManOnFire went badly]] because "recruit" generally meant "find and [[TooDumbToLive try to fight them into submitting to your will]]". Nettles found the one known as Sheepstealer and, because it [[MeaningfulName liked to steal and BBQ sheep]], she left gifts of mutton carcasses out until it got to know her and link her with good things. She got to be a DragonRider, rather than a burns victim.
20th Dec '16 1:55:43 AM Loekman3
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse2'', a potentially universe-destroying fight between the PlayerCharacter, Goku, God of Destruction Beerus, Mira and the Masked Saiyan is averted when the Supreme Kai of Time drops in her secret weapon - a supply of pudding. This annoys Mira and the Masked Saiyan, causing them to run off. [[spoiler:However, because the Supreme Kai is a LethalCook, all it does is nearly poison Goku and angers Beerus, forcing the PlayerCharacter to stop Beerus.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse2'', a potentially universe-destroying fight between the PlayerCharacter, Goku, God of Destruction Beerus, Mira and the Masked Saiyan is averted when the Supreme Kai of Time drops in her secret weapon - a supply of pudding. This annoys Mira and the Masked Saiyan, causing them to run off. [[spoiler:However, because the Supreme Kai is a LethalCook, LethalChef, all it does is nearly poison Goku and angers Beerus, forcing the PlayerCharacter to stop Beerus.]]
16th Dec '16 6:02:10 PM LongLiveHumour
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* For much of the Johto arc, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'''s Team Rocket are dirt poor and thus almost entirely food-motivated. They often postpone a crime for the sake of free food and will happily help anyone who gives them a meal, regardless of which side they're on or how many Gyarados are involved.
8th Dec '16 6:18:36 PM CnHGirl
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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'': The Winchesters do this every time they have to talk to [[TheGrimReaper Death]]. He's quite fond of fast food, so feeding him before talking to him (or more to the point, asking a favor of him) is a good way to improve his mood.



* The {{Kappa}} is a fearsome monster that likes to eat human entrails and blood. One way to survive an encounter with one is to offer it the one treat it enjoys more than human flesh: cucumbers. Offering a kappa a cucumber inscribed with your name on it will earn you your safety and maybe even the kappa's friendship.

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* The {{Kappa}} is a fearsome monster that likes to eat human entrails and blood. And babies. One way to survive an encounter with one is to offer it the one treat it enjoys more than human flesh: cucumbers. Offering a kappa a cucumber inscribed with your name on it will earn you your safety and maybe even the kappa's friendship.
4th Dec '16 8:48:53 AM Sharlee
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* Offering police officers complementary coffee or food is a common (albeit unethical) practice for urban restaurants and food-carts, as being seen to be on good terms with the cops can discourage petty robberies and vandalism.
4th Dec '16 8:42:40 AM Sharlee
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* Taken to extremes by preying mantis males, who offer ''themselves'' as food-bribe in exchange for mating.
17th Nov '16 9:52:10 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
**At the start of season 1, Foggy has a habit of bribing [[FriendOnTheForce Sergeant Brett Mahoney]] for information with cigars for his mom.
**Ben Urich bribes the Metro-General nurse this way when he's petitioning an extension for his wife's medical care. He does it at the ''end'' of the negotiation because to do it at the start would be cheating.
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