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15th Mar '17 6:23:34 PM JackG
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-->'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotsky#Assassination Leon Trotsky]]''': "I do not know. [[IncrediblyLamePun Take your pick]]."

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-->'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotsky#Assassination Leon Trotsky]]''': "I do not know. [[IncrediblyLamePun [[TemptingFate Take your pick]]."
22nd Dec '16 9:12:30 AM SteveMB
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Obsolete Man": the titular character is given this option of execution by any method for the crime of being "[[GoodIsOldFashioned Obsolete]]" (read: having a profession or belief that is no longer required or held by the fascist government). He chooses death by televised detonation of a bomb in his apartment. Why? Turns out it was a {{plan}} to get his executioner to accidentally lock himself in the room and ask, on national state run television, "For the love of God, let me out." The convicted does so, for the love of God, with just enough time for only the executioner to get out. Its okay, because the executioner is sentenced to die by a method of his choice... for the crime of being obsolete.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Obsolete Man": the titular character is given this option of execution by any method for the crime of being "[[GoodIsOldFashioned Obsolete]]" (read: having a profession or belief that is no longer required or held by the fascist government). He chooses death by televised detonation of a bomb in his apartment. Why? Turns out it was a {{plan}} to get his executioner to accidentally lock himself in the room and ask, on national state run television, "For the love of God, let me out." The convicted does so, for the love of God, with just enough time for only the executioner to get out. Its okay, because [[TakingYouWithMe the executioner is sentenced to die die]] by a method of his choice... for the crime of being obsolete.
21st Dec '16 6:48:05 PM Theokal3
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* ''ComicBook/Papyrus'': the titular character has just been captured by a tribe of pygmy, whose law demands they kill him. Since he saved the chief's son, however, he is given this a variant of this trope as a reward, in that the next thing he'll say will define how he'll die: if he tells the truth, he will be drowned, while if he lies, he will be thrown to the crocodiles. Papyrus gets around the sentence by stating he will be eaten by crocodiles: seeing how this means him drowning will make it a lie and him being eaten by crocodiles will make it the truth, the Pygmies are forced to spare him.

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* ''ComicBook/Papyrus'': ''ComicBook/{{Papyrus}}'': the titular character has just been captured by a tribe of pygmy, whose law demands they kill him. Since he saved the chief's son, however, he is given this a variant of this trope as a reward, in that the next thing he'll say will define how he'll die: if he tells the truth, he will be drowned, while if he lies, he will be thrown to the crocodiles. Papyrus gets around the sentence by stating he will be eaten by crocodiles: seeing how this means him drowning will make it a lie and him being eaten by crocodiles will make it the truth, the Pygmies are forced to spare him.
21st Dec '16 6:36:49 PM Theokal3
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* ''ComicBook/Papyrus'': the titular character has just been captured by a tribe of pygmy, whose law demands they kill him. Since he saved the chief's son, however, he is given this a variant of this trope as a reward, in that the next thing he'll say will define how he'll die: if he tells the truth, he will be drowned, while if he lies, he will be thrown to the crocodiles. Papyrus gets around the sentence by stating he will be eaten by crocodiles: seeing how this means him drowning will make it a lie and him being eaten by crocodiles will make it the truth, the Pygmies are forced to spare him.

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30th Nov '16 12:10:08 AM Sar-Chasm
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* Slight averted in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Although he doesn't kill people with this technique (usually), Kuma always asks, "If you were to go on a trip, where would you want to go?" And then, in three days, you coming crashing to where you wanted. Or, depending on how he feels about you, where he wanted you to be - as was actually in most cases it did happen. [[spoiler:Good thing that he wanted the Straw Hats to become stronger and so sent them to just the places for that.]]

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* Slight averted Played with in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Although he doesn't kill people with this technique (usually), Kuma always asks, "If you were to go on a trip, where would you want to go?" And then, in three days, you coming crashing to where you wanted. Or, depending on how he feels about you, where he wanted you to be - as was actually in most cases it did happen. [[spoiler:Good thing that he wanted the Straw Hats to become stronger and so sent them to just the places for that.]]
22nd Oct '16 10:15:58 PM Xtifr
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* The RobertSheckley novel ''Time Killer'' has suicide booths.

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* The RobertSheckley Creator/RobertSheckley novel ''Time Killer'' has suicide booths.
21st May '16 4:08:59 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Whenever Gozer is released to destroy the world, she asks whoever happens to be nearby to "Choose the form of the Destructor!" Whatever that person is thinking about is the form that the Destructor takes. While the other Ghostbusters try to clear their thoughts, Ray tries to think of something harmless, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Gozer obliges by manifesting the Marshmallow Man... and making him [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever 50-feet tall]].

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': Whenever Gozer is released to destroy the world, she asks whoever happens to be nearby to "Choose the form of the Destructor!" Whatever that person is thinking about is the form that the Destructor takes. While the other Ghostbusters try to clear their thoughts, Ray tries to think of something harmless, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Gozer obliges by manifesting the Marshmallow Man... and making him [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever 50-feet tall]].
25th Apr '16 11:55:05 AM Piando
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* At the end of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' episode 24, Vegeta is furious that he doesn't have immortality.
-->'''Vegeta:''' If it didn't grant my wish, then I'm not immortal, and Freeza's going to...g-going to...
-->''(Team Three Star and Dende look up to see Freeza glaring down at them. Cue the MassOhCrap.)''
-->'''Freeza:''' No, don't mind me. By all means...'''give me some ideas.'''


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* At the end of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' episode 24, Vegeta is furious that he doesn't have immortality.
-->'''Vegeta:''' If it didn't grant my wish, then I'm not immortal, and Freeza's going to...g-going to...
-->''(Team Three Star and Dende look up to see Freeza glaring down at them. Cue the MassOhCrap.)''
-->'''Freeza:''' No, don't mind me. By all means...'''give me some ideas.'''
26th Mar '16 4:12:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Doug}}'': "How would you like to die, stoolpigeon? Quick or slow?"

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* ''{{Doug}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': "How would you like to die, stoolpigeon? Quick or slow?"
19th Mar '16 12:48:16 AM Hossmeister
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