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8th Feb '16 1:03:52 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Sanji]], who the World Government explicitly wants alive ''only'', the bounty not valid otherwise. (No explanation has been given.)
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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Sanji]], who the World Government explicitly wants alive ''only'', the bounty not valid otherwise. (No explanation has been given.) The most likely reason is, [[spoiler: his family, the Vinsmokes, are world-renowned assassins and not people you want to get on your bad side by executing one of their estranged children.]]
28th Jan '16 9:15:43 PM Eddy1215
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* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' as Sheep can only be used as a power source for the Army's sheep-powered ray gun if he's alive.
15th Jan '16 9:26:09 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', Randell Flagg's second-in-command Lloyd Henreid issues this order to the people belatedly chasing after escaping spy [[spoiler:Tom Cullen]]. Although in this case it's more ''Flagg'' will want him alive, and if he isn't, everyone's gonna be very sorry...
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', ''Literature/TheStand'', Randell Flagg's second-in-command Lloyd Henreid issues this order to the people belatedly chasing after escaping spy [[spoiler:Tom Cullen]]. Although in this case it's more ''Flagg'' will want him alive, and if he isn't, everyone's gonna be very sorry...
16th Dec '15 6:04:20 PM Berrenta
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That way of linking trips find functions. Pretty bad practice, if you ask me.
* A JustifiedTrope in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. Specifically, Trask wants {{M|acGuffinGirl}}ystique alive, since he needs not just her blood ([[YouCantThwartStageOne which he gets]]) but also her [[PlayingWithSyringes brain tissue and spinal fluid]] for what he plans to do with her abilities.
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* A JustifiedTrope in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. Specifically, Trask wants {{M|acGuffinGirl}}ystique [[MacGuffinSuperPerson Mystique]] alive, since he needs not just her blood ([[YouCantThwartStageOne which he gets]]) but also her [[PlayingWithSyringes brain tissue and spinal fluid]] for what he plans to do with her abilities.
14th Dec '15 6:36:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', it's stated that the World Government would rather criminals be turned in alive, so that they can be executed publicly. A dead body causes the reward to drop by 30%.
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', it's ''Manga/OnePiece'': ** It's stated that the World Government would rather criminals be turned in alive, so that they can be executed publicly. A dead body causes the reward to drop by 30%.

** Played straight with [[spoiler: Sanji]], who the World Government explicitly wants alive ''only''.
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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Sanji]], who the World Government explicitly wants alive ''only''.''only'', the bounty not valid otherwise. (No explanation has been given.)
13th Nov '15 10:52:49 AM Orome
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*** The biggest example is when Hurin is the last human survivor in a battle, and Morgoth orders his army to take him alive, because he knows the [[HiddenElfVillage location of Gondolin]]. He picks up an axe and [[OneManArmy kills seventy orcs and trolls]] before he is finally taken.
28th Oct '15 7:29:53 PM H2SO4
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* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', where killing Aang would just lead to some other Avatar being reincarnated and the hunt having to start all over again. However, the series is big on {{Fight Scene}}s so this often led to [[CouldHaveBeenMessy jarring circumstances]] where Aang is nearly killed by the same people who explicitly stated that they wanted him alive moments beforehand. This up and down went on until the season 3 where the notion is dropped altogether. Even if he does reincarnate that still buys them probably a decade without worrying about him, and the Fire Nation could probably conquer the rest of the world then (especially after [[spoiler:taking down the Earth Kingdom]]).
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* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', where killing Aang would just lead to some other Avatar being reincarnated and the hunt having to start all over again.again, unless the attackers are lucky enough to trigger the Avatar State and kill him while he's defenseless, but even accomplishing that isn't easy. However, the series is big on {{Fight Scene}}s so this often led to [[CouldHaveBeenMessy jarring circumstances]] where Aang is nearly killed by the same people who explicitly stated that they wanted him alive moments beforehand. This up and down went on until the season 3 where the notion is dropped altogether. Even if he does reincarnate that still buys them probably a decade without worrying about him, and the Fire Nation could probably conquer the rest of the world then (especially after [[spoiler:taking down the Earth Kingdom]]).
28th Sep '15 10:26:46 AM Eldrake
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Wasn't sure if I should spoiler his name or not, but spoilered just in case.
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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Sanji]], who the World Government explicitly wants alive ''only''.
31st Jul '15 4:54:06 AM MechWarrior
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* A good example in ''Film/{{Eraser}}''. After [[BrokenBase DeGuerin]] frames [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Kruger]] as a traitor, Chief Beller tells him to find and bring Kruger back. [=DeGuerin=] agrees. Then Beller points out that he wants Kruger alive, suspecting something in [=DeGuerin=]'s behavior. Naturally, [=DeGuerin=] has no intention of Kruger being alive to reveal the truth about him.
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* A good example in ''Film/{{Eraser}}''. After [[BrokenBase DeGuerin]] frames [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Kruger]] as a traitor, Chief Beller tells him to find and bring Kruger back. [=DeGuerin=] agrees. Then Beller points out that he wants Kruger alive, suspecting something in [=DeGuerin=]'s behavior. Naturally, [=DeGuerin=] has no intention of Kruger being alive to reveal the truth about him.
21st Jun '15 12:49:02 AM Odon
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* In the seventh episode of season one of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Jaime Lannister, in ordering the City Watch to [[spoiler:arrest Ned]], curtly orders, "Take him alive. Kill his men." * ''Series/TheManFromUncle''. Our heroes aren't happy to be given these orders in "The Mad Mad Tea Party Affair'. -->'''Boss:''' It's vital we find out why he did what he did. Therefore should the attacker strike again, you must take him alive, and unharmed. That is mandatory.
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* In the seventh episode of season one of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Jaime Lannister, in ordering the City Watch to [[spoiler:arrest Ned]], arrest Ned, curtly orders, "Take him alive. Kill his men." * ''Series/TheManFromUncle''. Our heroes aren't happy to be given these orders in "The 'The Mad Mad Tea Party Affair'. -->'''Boss:''' -->'''Waverly:''' It's vital we find out why he did what he did. Therefore should the attacker strike again, you must take him alive, and unharmed. That is mandatory.

-->'''Boss:''' I mean Mr Solo, don't shoot at all.
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-->'''Boss:''' -->'''Waverly:''' I mean Mr Solo, don't shoot at all.
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