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7th Jul '16 4:50:21 PM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', BigBad Lane abducts Benji and puts him on a public place in London with a time bomb strapped to him, leaving Ethan and the rest of the team time until midnight to hand him the unlocked disk.
3rd Jul '16 1:57:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight in ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'', with the villain trading the hero's girlfriend for his magic ring. You expect his mentor [[TheObiWan Balthazar]] to berate him for it, but he just admits he would have done the same thing.

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* Played straight in ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'', with the villain trading the hero's girlfriend for his magic ring. You expect his mentor [[TheObiWan Balthazar]] Balthazar to berate him for it, but he just admits he would have done the same thing.
26th Jun '16 6:54:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* A SubvertedTrope in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': in Book the Tenth, where for once it's proposed by the heroes, neither they nor the villain are capable of carrying out their side of the bargain.

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* A SubvertedTrope in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': in Book the Tenth, where for once it's proposed by the heroes, [[RashEquilibrium neither they nor the villain are capable of carrying out their side of the bargain.bargain]].
19th Jun '16 9:33:53 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Ys}} IV'', Bammy confronts Adol in the Citadel and makes a bargain for him to turn over the {{Plot Coupon}}s. Refusing results in a NonStandardGameOver.
* Attempted by [[TheDragon Thrivaldi]] in ''HeroinesQuest'', but the titular heroine manages to rescue the hostage.

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* In ''{{Ys}} ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} IV'', Bammy confronts Adol in the Citadel and makes a bargain for him to turn over the {{Plot Coupon}}s. Refusing results in a NonStandardGameOver.
* Attempted by [[TheDragon Thrivaldi]] in ''HeroinesQuest'', ''VideoGame/HeroinesQuest'', but the titular heroine manages to rescue the hostage.


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* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', Emperor Dondera traps the Princess and Saki's father in a CrystalPrison to get the KidHero to hand over the Rainbow Orb. The crystal breaks soon after.
30th May '16 8:47:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Used rather nastily in ''[[TransformersArmada Armada]]''. [[spoiler: The hostage turned out to be TheMole.]] Also played straight when Megatron kidnaps Billy and Fred and holds them in exchange for the Mini-Cons.

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* Used rather nastily in ''[[TransformersArmada ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]''. [[spoiler: The hostage turned out to be TheMole.]] Also played straight when Megatron kidnaps Billy and Fred and holds them in exchange for the Mini-Cons.
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.
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