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25th Jun '17 1:26:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGuardians'', demons are fond of this tactic to coerce humans into a DealWithTheDevil. [[spoiler: Deacon]] betrays his friends and gets several of them killed trying to ensure his lovers' safety. [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo It was all in vain.]]

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* In ''TheGuardians'', ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', demons are fond of this tactic to coerce humans into a DealWithTheDevil. [[spoiler: Deacon]] betrays his friends and gets several of them killed trying to ensure his lovers' safety. [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo It was all in vain.]]
24th Jun '17 7:23:39 PM nombretomado
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* Speaking of [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]] films, the plot of ''{{Fargo}}'' revolves around a basic plot of IHaveYourWife. [[spoiler:Just as we planned.]]

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* Speaking of [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]] films, the plot of ''{{Fargo}}'' ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' revolves around a basic plot of IHaveYourWife. [[spoiler:Just as we planned.]]
15th Jun '17 4:15:29 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/JackReacher'' proves himself to be GenreSavvy when the female attorney he's working with is kidnapped. "You'll bounce me around to make sure I'm not followed, then walk me into an ambush and kill me." He then goes on to be the first action hero in history to not only {{def|iedTrope}}y but ''{{invert|edTrope}}'' it -- He's got all the evidence he needs, so unless ''they'' give up their location so ''he'' can come try and kill ''them'' when he is ''damn'' good and ready, he'll just cut his losses and hand everything to the FBI.

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* ''Film/JackReacher'' proves himself to be GenreSavvy clever when the female attorney he's working with is kidnapped. "You'll bounce me around to make sure I'm not followed, then walk me into an ambush and kill me." He then goes on to be the first action hero in history to not only {{def|iedTrope}}y but ''{{invert|edTrope}}'' it -- He's got all the evidence he needs, so unless ''they'' give up their location so ''he'' can come try and kill ''them'' when he is ''damn'' good and ready, he'll just cut his losses and hand everything to the FBI.
23rd May '17 5:37:21 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/DefJamFightForNY'' has this happen to the PlayerCharacter's girlfriend, with the villainous Crow threatening her unless he wins back the territory he took for D-Mob. [[spoiler:Sadly, the protagonist's girlfriend die.]]
22nd Apr '17 12:27:41 AM LB7979
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* Film/DontSayAWord: The villain holds the main character (Creator/MichaelDouglas)'s wife at gunshot in their home, forcing him to cooperate with him.
22nd Apr '17 12:24:08 AM LB7979
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* ''Film/RedEye'': "Right now, our guy is parked outside your dad's house, listening to a little smooth jazz while he sharpens his 12-inch K-Bar. That's a knife."

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* ''Film/RedEye'': "Right Jackson kidnaps Lisa's father and threatens to kill him unless Lisa cooperates with him to kill a politician.
-->'''Jackson:''' Right
now, our guy is parked outside your dad's house, listening to a little smooth jazz while he sharpens his 12-inch K-Bar. That's a knife."
18th Apr '17 10:25:26 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': A particularly convoluted example is used in "Buzz Kill". A woman's brother is kidnapped and she is forced to deliver a message to the owner of a marijuana dispensary, showing that his wife and children have been kidnapped, and demanding he turn over all the cash in the shop.
15th Apr '17 3:05:19 AM JackG
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** Finch of all people does this having crossed his own MoralEventHorizon in Season 5. [[spoiler:He forces a soldier to let him escape by using information gathered by the Machine. The soldier's daughter is waiting for a heart transplant and a comparable donor has just died...or the Machine can put her at the back of the queue and she'll die in a few weeks.]]

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** Finch of all people does this having crossed his own MoralEventHorizon in Season 5. [[spoiler:He forces a soldier to let him escape by using information gathered by the Machine. The soldier's daughter is waiting for a heart transplant and a comparable compatable donor has just died...or the Machine can put her at the back of the queue and she'll die in a few weeks.]]
15th Apr '17 3:04:26 AM JackG
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** Finch of all people does this having crossed his own MoralEventHorizon in Season 5. [[spoiler:He forces a soldier to let him escape by using information gathered by the Machine. The soldier's daughter is waiting for a heart transplant and a comparable donor has just died...or the Machine can put her at the back of the queue and she'll die in a few weeks.]]
15th Apr '17 3:00:02 AM JackG
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* In one episode of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', a surgeon's spouse is covered by a sniper to force the surgeon to 'accidentally' kill a high-profile patient while he's on the operating table. What makes this invocation so noteworthy is that it is one of the first examples (possibly ''the'' first on network television) of this trope being used on a same-sex couple.

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* In one episode of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', a ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
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surgeon's spouse who's working in a public area is covered by a sniper to force the surgeon to 'accidentally' kill a high-profile patient while he's on the operating table. What makes this invocation so noteworthy is that it is one of the first examples (possibly ''the'' first on network television) of this trope being used on a same-sex couple.


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** In "Sotto Voce", a locksmith's wife is kidnapped so that he will assist in a crime. [[spoiler:Subverted when the 'locksmith' turns out to be the VillainOfTheWeek -- the wife is just an actress he's hired to fool our heroes.]]
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