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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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9th Mar '16 10:14:08 AM erforce
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* ''BattleAngelAlita'' had suicide booths.
* Slight averted in ''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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* ''BattleAngelAlita'' ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'' had suicide booths.
* Slight averted in ''OnePiece''.''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.]]



* The protagonist of ''{{Barbarella}}'' encounters a walk-in suicide booth.
* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' (1962). Humbert asks Quilty if he wants to get shot standing up or sitting down. Quilty (who is drunk and mocking the entire business) puts on boxing gloves and says he wants to die like a champion.
* ''RomancingTheStone'' uses the trope twice, first in an excerpt from one of Joan Wilder's novels and played for comedy:

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* The protagonist of ''{{Barbarella}}'' ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' encounters a walk-in suicide booth.
* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1962). Humbert asks Quilty if he wants to get shot standing up or sitting down. Quilty (who is drunk and mocking the entire business) puts on boxing gloves and says he wants to die like a champion.
* ''RomancingTheStone'' ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' uses the trope twice, first in an excerpt from one of Joan Wilder's novels and played for comedy:
6th Feb '16 10:51:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Frasier}}'': Roz once claimed her ideal way to go is on her hundredth birthday, at her place in Hawaii, and her husband is so distraught he drops out of college.

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* ''{{Frasier}}'': ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Roz once claimed her ideal way to go is on her hundredth birthday, at her place in Hawaii, and her husband is so distraught he drops out of college.
31st Jan '16 8:51:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' 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/TheTwilightZone'' ''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.
31st Jan '16 8:50:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in TheLongKissGoodnight. A man being tortured by Timothy (the BigBad) repeatedly begs to be killed with the gun, not the knife. Timothy does not oblige.

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* Inverted in TheLongKissGoodnight.''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight''. A man being tortured by Timothy (the BigBad) repeatedly begs to be killed with the gun, not the knife. Timothy does not oblige.
19th Jan '16 10:42:38 AM nombretomado
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* In ''AbbottAndCostello Meet The Killer'', an evil hypnotist attempts to make Lou Costello commit suicide but fails repeatedly. Reasoning that Lou is resisting him, he asks Lou the trope question. Lou's reply: "Old Age."

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* In ''AbbottAndCostello ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello Meet The Killer'', an evil hypnotist attempts to make Lou Costello commit suicide but fails repeatedly. Reasoning that Lou is resisting him, he asks Lou the trope question. Lou's reply: "Old Age."
3rd Sep '15 10:37:57 AM SteveMB
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* Describing what he's been doing since the crew last met him, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Harry Mudd]] mentions a rather harsh encounter with the law:

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* Describing what he's been doing since the crew last met him, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Harry Mudd]] mentions a rather harsh encounter with Mudd begins his explanation of how he ended up on [[Recap/StarTrekS2E8IMudd the law:android planet]]:
12th Aug '15 7:22:56 PM Imota
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* Three people are captured by a cannibal tribe, whose chief tells them that they will use their skins to make their canoes, and graciously allows them to choose how they will be killed. The first two pick fairly conventional suicide methods. The third asks for a fork, and when the puzzled chief complies, he repeatedly stabs himself saying, "I hope your #$%&ing canoe sinks!"


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* Several US states allow the condemned to choose their method of execution.
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