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20th Oct '17 10:41:49 AM BeerBaron
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* Seen in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' when the ''Hearthfire'' DLC is installed. The Dragonborn may come home from a hard day's adventuring to find a ransom note from a thug called Rochelle the Red, who has taken the hero's beloved wife/husband captive. If the ''Dawnguard'' DLC is also installed, the spouse may be abducted by vampires; or, if the Dragonborn isn't married, the vampires may abduct one of their in-game friends instead. As the kidnappers shortly learn, it's not really a smart idea to antagonize [[OneManArmy the Dovahkiin]] in such a personal manner.

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* Seen in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' when ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The Dunmeri [[TheClan Great House]] [[TheMagocracy Telvanni]] is practically a breeding ground for {{Evil Sorcerer}}s and {{Mad Scientist}}s thanks to its rather [[MightMakesRight lax]] [[KlingonPromotion rules]]. Telvanni Mage-Lords have been known to kidnap
the wives, daughters, and other family members of their rivals in order to influence them. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', two quests involve you rescuing these family members for their Telvanni captors.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s
''Hearthfire'' DLC is installed. The Dragonborn DLC, the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] may come home from a hard day's adventuring to find a ransom note from a thug called Rochelle the Red, who has taken the hero's beloved wife/husband captive. If the ''Dawnguard'' DLC is also installed, the spouse may be abducted by vampires; or, if the Dragonborn isn't married, the vampires may abduct one of their in-game friends instead. As the kidnappers shortly learn, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge quickly learn]], it's not really a smart good idea to antagonize [[OneManArmy the Dovahkiin]] in such a personal manner.
16th Oct '17 10:34:47 PM Twiddler
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* Ichigo from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has this done to him twice with Orihime as bait. Though, it was more of a 'We have your friend/ potential LoveInterest/[[spoiler:future wife]]' moment.

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* Ichigo from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has this done to him twice with Orihime as bait. Though, it was more of a 'We have your friend/ potential LoveInterest/[[spoiler:future wife]]' LoveInterest' moment.
15th Oct '17 12:00:03 PM gb00393
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** Averted with Martyn and Willem Lannister, because they are rather worthless hostages when compared to Sansa.
14th Oct '17 9:58:46 AM dr_cos
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* In ''Film/CapricornOne'', the astronauts are told the safety of their families is contingent on their willingness to cooperate with the fake moon landing.

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* In ''Film/CapricornOne'', the astronauts are told the safety of their families is contingent on their willingness to cooperate with the fake moon Mars landing.
1st Oct '17 3:17:42 PM FGHIK
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The BigBad tries to get the hero (or someone else) to [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse do his bidding]] by taking someone precious from him and essentially holding them to ransom. It's often a significant other, frequently a wife or girlfriend.

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The BigBad tries to get the hero (or someone else) to [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse do his bidding]] by taking someone precious from him and essentially holding them to ransom. It's often a significant other, frequently a wife or girlfriend.
girlfriend; but any family or friend works, or even strangers if it's a [[AllLovingHero certain type of hero]].
18th Sep '17 2:30:12 AM M84
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* In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', Lex Luthor and Brainiac force Superman to do their bidding by holding the bottle city of Kandor hostage. Batman eventually figures out this is the case and arranges for the city's rescue as part of his plan.
12th Aug '17 1:03:06 PM gb00393
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** After Ned's execution and Arya's escape, Sansa is essentially being used as leverage by the Lannisters against Robb, and is physically and emotionally abused by Joffrey for her brother's victories. Meanwhile, Jaime has been captured by the Starks, who plan to use him as a hostage against Cersei. However, Sansa and Jaime counteract each other's value for this trope. Neither side will truly harm their prisoner for fear of the consequences to their loved one. In the books, this is also the reason why The Mad King kept Jaime in the capitol during Robert's Rebellion, even though all the other White Swords was sent out to fight—Ser Barristan Selmy, Ser Jonothor Darry, and Prince Lewyn Martell of Dorne to the ruby ford, where the latter two died alongside Rhaegar Targaryen; and Ser Oswell Whent, Ser Arthur Dayne, called "Sword of the Morning," and Lord Commander Gerold Hightower, the White Bull himself, to the Tower of Joy in Dorne, where Eddard Stark and his companions slew them whilst trying to rescue Lyanna. Aerys's plans were very straightforward: if House Lannister were to raise its banners in rebellion, Aerys could easily have Jaime killed. The Mad King had already made this threat to Prince Doran Martell — "I have your brother in the Kingsguard AND your sister as my daughter-in-law" — which is why Dorne fought for House Targaryen.

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** After Ned's execution and Arya's escape, Sansa is essentially being used as leverage by the Lannisters against Robb, and is physically and emotionally abused by Joffrey for her brother's victories. Meanwhile, Jaime has been captured by the Starks, who plan to use him as a hostage against Cersei. However, Sansa and Jaime counteract each other's value for this trope. Neither side will truly harm their prisoner for fear of the consequences to their loved one. In the books, this is also the reason why The Mad King kept Jaime in the capitol during Robert's Rebellion, even though all the other White Swords was were sent out to fight—Ser Barristan Selmy, Ser Jonothor Darry, and Prince Lewyn Martell of Dorne to the ruby ford, where the latter two died alongside Rhaegar Targaryen; and Ser Oswell Whent, Ser Arthur Dayne, called "Sword of the Morning," and Lord Commander Gerold Hightower, the White Bull himself, to the Tower of Joy in Dorne, where Eddard Stark and his companions slew them whilst trying to rescue Lyanna. Aerys's plans were very straightforward: if House Lannister were to raise its banners in rebellion, Aerys could easily have Jaime killed. The Mad King had already made this threat to Prince Doran Martell — "I have your brother in the Kingsguard AND your sister as my daughter-in-law" — which is why Dorne fought for House Targaryen.
12th Aug '17 1:01:33 PM gb00393
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** After Ned's execution and Arya's escape, Sansa is essentially being used as leverage by the Lannisters against Robb, and is physically and emotionally abused by Joffrey for her brother's victories. However, Sansa and Jaime counteract each other's value for this trope. Neither side will truly harm their prisoner for fear of the consequences to their loved one.

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** After Ned's execution and Arya's escape, Sansa is essentially being used as leverage by the Lannisters against Robb, and is physically and emotionally abused by Joffrey for her brother's victories. Meanwhile, Jaime has been captured by the Starks, who plan to use him as a hostage against Cersei. However, Sansa and Jaime counteract each other's value for this trope. Neither side will truly harm their prisoner for fear of the consequences to their loved one. In the books, this is also the reason why The Mad King kept Jaime in the capitol during Robert's Rebellion, even though all the other White Swords was sent out to fight—Ser Barristan Selmy, Ser Jonothor Darry, and Prince Lewyn Martell of Dorne to the ruby ford, where the latter two died alongside Rhaegar Targaryen; and Ser Oswell Whent, Ser Arthur Dayne, called "Sword of the Morning," and Lord Commander Gerold Hightower, the White Bull himself, to the Tower of Joy in Dorne, where Eddard Stark and his companions slew them whilst trying to rescue Lyanna. Aerys's plans were very straightforward: if House Lannister were to raise its banners in rebellion, Aerys could easily have Jaime killed. The Mad King had already made this threat to Prince Doran Martell — "I have your brother in the Kingsguard AND your sister as my daughter-in-law" — which is why Dorne fought for House Targaryen.
12th Jul '17 4:01:09 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "Time Heist"]], the Teller is coerced into working for the bank because they have its mate chained up in the private vault.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the series 3 finale, the Master kidnaps Martha's entire family bar her brother. He never actually uses them as leverage against her, however, suggesting he's just doing it [[ForTheEvulz to be a dick.]]
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In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "Time Heist"]], the Teller is coerced into working for the bank because they have its mate chained up in the private vault.
28th Jun '17 6:58:23 PM Vir
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-->'''Kagetsu I''': Release her.
-->'''Arawn''': Oh, I think not, my dear friend Kagetsu. I'm afraid I'll have to have some assurance of our friendship from here on in. I cannot have you joining yourself to the elf-lover and the wizard. Know that from this day onward, I ''own'' your precious wife.

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-->'''Kagetsu I''': Release her.
-->'''Arawn''':
her.\\
'''Arawn''':
Oh, I think not, my dear friend Kagetsu. I'm afraid I'll have to have some assurance of our friendship from here on in. I cannot have you joining yourself to the elf-lover and the wizard. Know that from this day onward, I ''own'' your precious wife.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted", Dr. Robotnik kidnaps talk show host Throbbin Screech's niece and dangles her over a LavaPit to secure a spot on his show.



-->'''Stan:''' Oh yeah. This has gotta be your worst plot yet. I saw them playing in the yard a few minutes ago. They're fine.
-->'''Gideon:''' I have them in my possession! You don't believe me? I will text you a photo!
-->'''Stan:''' ...Text me a photo? Now you're not even speaking English! ''(Hangs up)''

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-->'''Stan:''' Oh yeah. This has gotta be your worst plot yet. I saw them playing in the yard a few minutes ago. They're fine.
-->'''Gideon:'''
fine.\\
'''Gideon:'''
I have them in my possession! You don't believe me? I will text you a photo!
-->'''Stan:''' ...
photo!\\
'''Stan:''' ...
Text me a photo? Now you're not even speaking English! ''(Hangs up)''
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