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7th May '16 3:51:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SharkAttack'': After a confrontation with Miles at his lab, Steven steals his research but Miles captures his female companion before they can both get away. He calls Steven and offers to deal one for the other.
20th Mar '16 9:51:13 PM burstkiller
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* In an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', everyone in Angel Grove is kidnapped by Rita, and the Rangers must give up their power coins (making them powerless) to have them released. They comply, but Rita doesn't hold up her end of the deal.

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* In an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', everyone in Angel Grove is kidnapped by Rita, and the Rangers must give up their power coins (making them powerless) to have them released. They comply, but Rita doesn't hold up her end of the deal. [[spoiler:Thankfully for the Rangers, she overlooked the fact that Jason didn't give her ''Tommy's'' [[ChekhovsGun old coin...]]]]
20th Mar '16 4:31:04 PM MajinAkuma
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** Also, in the first season, one of the Seven Star Assassins holds Ryo's brother hostage for his Spirit Gate Key. He was actually willing to go through with it too, until Sho said he didn't mind being sacrificed. Ryo surrendered anyway.

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** Also, in the first season, one of the Seven Star Assassins holds Ryo's Kaiser's brother hostage for his Spirit Gate Key. He was actually willing to go through with it too, until Sho said he didn't mind being sacrificed. Ryo Kaiser surrendered anyway.
8th Feb '16 3:43:51 AM Morgenthaler
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-->--'''Sun Tzu''', ''TheArtOfWar''

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-->--'''Sun Tzu''', ''TheArtOfWar''
''Literature/TheArtOfWar''
19th Jan '16 10:27:52 AM Ohio9
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* Used in the first ''VideoGame/VandalHearts''; interestingly, the team is saving a known traitor.
14th Jan '16 2:43:48 PM Ohio9
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* ''VideoGame/VandalHearts'': Ash and his team are forced to trade the Royal Ring in exchange for their captured companion Kira. Unsurprisingly, the baddies take the ring and attempt to kill Kira anyway, but she is successfully rescued upon completion of the level.

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* ''VideoGame/VandalHearts'': Ash and his team are forced to trade the Royal Ring in exchange for their captured companion Kira. Unsurprisingly, the baddies take the ring and attempt to kill Kira anyway, but she anyway. Kira is successfully rescued upon completion of the level.level, but they get to keep the ring.
14th Jan '16 2:39:40 PM Ohio9
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* ''VideoGame/VandalHearts'': Ash and his team are forced to trade the Royal Ring in exchange for their captured companion Kira. Unsurprisingly, the baddies take the ring and attempt to kill Kira anyway, but she is successfully rescued upon completion of the level.
7th Jan '16 9:59:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' Doctor Octopus pulls one of these when Spider-Man plays keep-away with the AppliedPhlebotinum Doc Ock needs to power his ArtificialLimbs. The chase leads toward [[AmusementPark Coney Island]], where Octopus realizes Spidey feels obliged to save {{Innocent Bystander}}s from the resulting chaos. [[FlawExploitation Exploiting]] this, he grabs a nearby [[DistressedDamsel damsel]] and leaves her hanging precariously from a rollercoaster to force Spider-Man to give up the power source. The damsel is actually Peter Parker's then-girlfriend (sort of) [[spoiler: Liz Allan]], though neither she nor Octopus know Spidey is Parker.

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* In ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' Doctor Octopus pulls one of these when Spider-Man plays keep-away with the AppliedPhlebotinum Doc Ock needs to power his ArtificialLimbs. The chase leads toward [[AmusementPark Coney Island]], where Octopus realizes Spidey feels obliged to save {{Innocent Bystander}}s from the resulting chaos. [[FlawExploitation Exploiting]] this, he grabs a nearby [[DistressedDamsel damsel]] and leaves her hanging precariously from a rollercoaster to force Spider-Man to give up the power source. The damsel is actually Peter Parker's then-girlfriend (sort of) [[spoiler: Liz Allan]], though neither she nor Octopus know Spidey is Parker.
2nd Jan '16 12:56:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Sonic Adventure 2}}'', where Eggman has Amy Rose held hostage and Sonic has the final (fake) Chaos Emerald in his possession. Eggman, however, correctly guesses the Emerald is a fake and promptly launches Sonic into space.

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* ''{{Sonic ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Adventure 2}}'', where Eggman has Amy Rose held hostage and Sonic has the final (fake) Chaos Emerald in his possession. Eggman, however, correctly guesses the Emerald is a fake and promptly launches Sonic into space.
18th Dec '15 4:06:22 PM Discar
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** Which makes sense, since Aelita is as textbook an example of a MacGuffinGirl as you're likely to find.
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