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12th Jan '17 10:42:06 AM MrThorfan64
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* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9868669/7/Game-of-Doctors ''Game of Doctors'' Chapter 7]] the Doctor's companion Norine is BoundAndGagged by the Petrans and held hostage for the Doctor to give up a piece of equipment, the Petran Leader threatening to shoot her in the head if the Doctor doesn't give himself up on the count of 10.
27th Dec '16 7:29:07 AM NNinja
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* In Case 3-4 of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations]]'' this trope GoneHorriblyWrong is one of the charges against your client. Jeweler's daughter have been kidnapped in exchange for a [[AMacguffinFullOfMoney precious diamond]], and falls into the river during exchange. Client escaped from prison after being found guilty of her murder. [[spoiler: Not only said girl is alive and well, but she was actually a mastermind behind the "kidnapping".]]

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* In Case 3-4 of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations]]'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' this trope GoneHorriblyWrong is one of the charges against your client. Jeweler's daughter have been kidnapped in exchange for a [[AMacguffinFullOfMoney precious diamond]], and falls into the river during exchange. Client escaped from prison after being found guilty of her murder. [[spoiler: Not only said girl is alive and well, but she was actually a mastermind behind the "kidnapping".]]
27th Dec '16 7:27:27 AM NNinja
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* Case 2-4 of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All]]''. Shelly de Killer kidnapps Maya in order to force Phoenix to acquit Matt Engarde. [[spoiler:Of course, Phoenix has no idea that Engarde hired de Killer to kill Juan Corrida.]]

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* In Case 2-4 3-4 of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations]]'' this trope GoneHorriblyWrong is one of the charges against your client. Jeweler's daughter have been kidnapped in exchange for All]]''. Shelly de Killer kidnapps Maya in order to force Phoenix to acquit Matt Engarde. [[spoiler:Of course, Phoenix has no idea that Engarde hired de Killer to kill Juan Corrida.a [[AMacguffinFullOfMoney precious diamond]], and falls into the river during exchange. Client escaped from prison after being found guilty of her murder. [[spoiler: Not only said girl is alive and well, but she was actually a mastermind behind the "kidnapping".]]
24th Dec '16 9:42:14 AM Tron80
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* In an issue of ''{{Nodwick}}'', a pair of dragons have captured a noble knight and his retinue and demand a series of powerful artifacts for his return. After the party succeeds in making the trade and the dragons leave, the now-freed knight instantly proceeds to chew them out for their stupidity in handing the wyrms the means to cause suffering to an untold number of innocents... [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dungeon/ndun0010.gif enraging the party fighter and wizard into pummeling him senseless]].

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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Mongul kidnaps Comicbook/LoisLane, Comicbook/JimmyOlsen and another Superman's friend and threatens to kill them if Superman doesn't retrieve a device called the Crystal Key -which allows activate a planet-buster super-weapon- and hands over it to him.
* In an issue of ''{{Nodwick}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'', a pair of dragons have captured a noble knight and his retinue and demand a series of powerful artifacts for his return. After the party succeeds in making the trade and the dragons leave, the now-freed knight instantly proceeds to chew them out for their stupidity in handing the wyrms the means to cause suffering to an untold number of innocents... [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dungeon/ndun0010.gif enraging the party fighter and wizard into pummeling him senseless]].
28th Nov '16 6:17:06 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', Hamsterviel tries to bargain Jumba for the other experiments. But Lilo tries to intervene - and ends up captured herself.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', Hamsterviel Hämsterviel tries to bargain Jumba for the other experiments. But experiments, but Lilo tries to intervene - and intervene--and ends up captured herself.
27th Nov '16 2:10:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Narnia}}'' [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure Solo-Game]] "Return of the White Witch", it is possible to be in a position to screw up the enemies plans, having two key components the villains need to resurrect the BigBad. Preventing this will save many, many lives; however the villains get you to give up by threatening a random baby squirrel (which seems less weak when you remember that animals are the same as people in Narnia). If you insist on the "needs of the many" route and call their bluff, [[ButThouMust Aslan steps in and forces you to submit]], and your KarmaMeter takes a hit. No arguing with [[CrystalDragonJesus Big Lion Jesus]].

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* In the ''{{Narnia}}'' ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure Solo-Game]] "Return of the White Witch", it is possible to be in a position to screw up the enemies plans, having two key components the villains need to resurrect the BigBad. Preventing this will save many, many lives; however the villains get you to give up by threatening a random baby squirrel (which seems less weak when you remember that animals are the same as people in Narnia). If you insist on the "needs of the many" route and call their bluff, [[ButThouMust Aslan steps in and forces you to submit]], and your KarmaMeter takes a hit. No arguing with [[CrystalDragonJesus Big Lion Jesus]].
5th Nov '16 10:03:59 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''TransformersAnimated'', with the {{justifi|edTrope}}cation that the villain making the threat plans to ''start'' with the hostages and keep up the death and destruction until he finds the MacGuffin himself. Neither party intends to honor the agreement.

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* Used in ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', with the {{justifi|edTrope}}cation that the villain making the threat plans to ''start'' with the hostages and keep up the death and destruction until he finds the MacGuffin himself. Neither party intends to honor the agreement.



* ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' lampshades and justifies this trope in the season one finale when [[spoiler: Zhang holds Pepper hostage and forces Tony and Gene to retrieve the fifth Makluan Ring for him or else he will kill Pepper. Pepper responds to this with a sarcastic 'Gee, THAT'S original'. However, this allows Pepper to get close enough to Zhang to steal back other four Makluan Rings which Zhang stole from them earlier]].

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* ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' lampshades and justifies this trope in the season one finale when [[spoiler: Zhang holds Pepper hostage and forces Tony and Gene to retrieve the fifth Makluan Ring for him or else he will kill Pepper. Pepper responds to this with a sarcastic 'Gee, THAT'S original'. However, this allows Pepper to get close enough to Zhang to steal back other four Makluan Rings which Zhang stole from them earlier]].
16th Oct '16 9:59:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': the villains try to use this scheme to push [[AllLovingHero Ramza]] into handing over the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Zodiac Stones]] and the Germonik Scriptures. [[spoiler:[[GenreSavvy He sees through this enough]] to negotiate a compromise and only hands over the Scriptures. Unfortunately, this plus the two Zodiac Stones the villains already had eventually proves to be just ''barely'' enough when push comes to shove...]]

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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'':
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villains try to use this scheme to push [[AllLovingHero Ramza]] into handing over the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Zodiac Stones]] and the Germonik Scriptures. [[spoiler:[[GenreSavvy He sees through this enough]] to negotiate a compromise and only hands over the Scriptures. Unfortunately, this plus the two Zodiac Stones the villains already had eventually proves to be just ''barely'' enough when push comes to shove...]]
3rd Oct '16 1:30:29 PM SlimSkeeter
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* WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime: The Decepticons capture the three humans and hold them hostage in exchange for the Omega Keys, which have the ability to restore Cybertron and end the war. The Autobots give up the keys and the minute Megatron gets them, [[spoiler: he tries to destroy all the other humans by terraforming their planet, and Optimus is forced to destroy the machine and doom their planet to the barren husk it currently is.]]

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* WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime: The Decepticons capture the three humans and hold them hostage in exchange for the Omega Keys, which have the ability to restore Cybertron and end the war. The Autobots give up the keys and the minute Megatron gets them, [[spoiler: he tries to destroy all the other humans by terraforming their planet, and Optimus is forced to destroy the machine and doom their planet to the barren husk it currently is.]]]] [[spoiler: It gets better]]
21st Sep '16 11:25:53 AM Angeldeb82
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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. Lord John Whorfin demands that Banzai turn over the Oscillation Overthruster or he'll kill his LoveInterest, Penny Priddy. What he doesn't know is that the Overthruster is actually in Penny's purse (she got it in an ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin moment just seconds before being captured, but has no idea what it is herself). Banzai, however, ''does'' know this, and uses the TrackingDevice in it to locate Whorfin's base and mount a rescue mission. [[spoiler:Which fails. [[DisneyDeath Momentarily.]]]]

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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. Lord John Whorfin demands that Banzai turn over the Oscillation Overthruster or he'll kill his LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, Penny Priddy. What he doesn't know is that the Overthruster is actually in Penny's purse (she got it in an ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin moment just seconds before being captured, but has no idea what it is herself). Banzai, however, ''does'' know this, and uses the TrackingDevice in it to locate Whorfin's base and mount a rescue mission. [[spoiler:Which fails. [[DisneyDeath Momentarily.]]]]



* In the DaleBrown novel ''Edge of Battle'', Jason Richter is threatened with the lives of some children if he doesn't give up the activation command for a [[MotionCaptureMecha CID]]. [[spoiler: He gives it up... and Zakharov not only lets him go, but also ''doesn't'' backstab him afterwards.]]

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Edge of Battle'', Jason Richter is threatened with the lives of some children if he doesn't give up the activation command for a [[MotionCaptureMecha CID]]. [[spoiler: He gives it up... and Zakharov not only lets him go, but also ''doesn't'' backstab him afterwards.]]



* Late in ''[[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Ganbare Goemon 3]]'', the villain Shishi Jurokubei demands the Conch Shell used to summon [[HumongousMecha Goemon Impact]] in exchange for Omitsu, the hero's LoveInterest. The exchange is made without a hitch until the hostage is revealed to actually be VillainousCrossdresser Sister Bismaru, the real Omitsu having been with Jurokubei all along.

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* Late in ''[[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Ganbare Goemon 3]]'', the villain Shishi Jurokubei demands the Conch Shell used to summon [[HumongousMecha Goemon Impact]] in exchange for Omitsu, the hero's LoveInterest. {{Love Interest|s}}. The exchange is made without a hitch until the hostage is revealed to actually be VillainousCrossdresser CreepyCrossdresser Sister Bismaru, the real Omitsu having been with Jurokubei all along.
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