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9th May '16 9:32:28 AM Jice_Wumpkin
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Usually sets up an increased amount of urgency with the scene. After all, you can only be killed once, but if the BigBad wants you alive, then you know you're in for a ''[[FateWorseThanDeath really]] ''[[FateWorseThanDeath bad time]].

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Usually sets up an increased amount of urgency with the scene. After all, you can only be killed once, but if the BigBad wants you alive, then you know you're in for a ''[[FateWorseThanDeath really]] ''[[FateWorseThanDeath [[FateWorseThanDeath ''really'' bad time]].



** In ''Film/ANewHope'', to his men on Leia's ship: "...and bring me the passengers, IWantThemAlive!"

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** In ''Film/ANewHope'', to his men on Leia's ship: "...and bring me the passengers, IWantThemAlive!"I want them alive!"



--->"You are free to use any methods necessary, but IWantThemAlive. [Vader points at Boba Fett] ''[[NoodleIncident No disintegrations]]''!"\\

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--->"You are free to use any methods necessary, but IWantThemAlive.I want them alive. [Vader points at Boba Fett] ''[[NoodleIncident No disintegrations]]''!"\\
19th Apr '16 2:26:28 PM Willbyr
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* A variation of this trope occurs in {{Pokemon}}. To catch a Pokémon, you must first weaken it, than throw a Pokeball at it. The catch is, if you go too far and hurt the Pokémon too much, it will faint and you will not be able to catch it. It it very frustrating trying to catch a shiny/legendary Pokémon, and hurt it too much. You might have another chance to catch a legendary, but a shiny is almost impossible to find, making them rarer than legendarys.

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* A variation of this trope occurs in {{Pokemon}}.Franchise/{{Pokemon}}. To catch a Pokémon, you must first weaken it, than throw a Pokeball at it. The catch is, if you go too far and hurt the Pokémon too much, it will faint and you will not be able to catch it. It it very frustrating trying to catch a shiny/legendary Pokémon, and hurt it too much. You might have another chance to catch a legendary, but a shiny is almost impossible to find, making them rarer than legendarys.
28th Mar '16 3:48:20 AM SSJMagus
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*** During the same novel, Darth Vader has put out an enormous bounty for the capture of Luke Skywalker, alive only. It is after all impossible to turn a dead man to the Dark Side. On the other hand, Xizor (who secretly is out for revenge against Vader) anonymously posts his own huge bounty for Luke, dead only. When a group of bounty hunters join forces and manage to capture Luke, they foolishly decide so see if they can play the two against each other and get them to bid even higher...which gives Luke more time to escape and leads to Vader slaughtering them upon his arrival.
25th Feb '16 5:01:27 AM EDP
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* In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' Imperial admiral Wahlen orders his guards to capture alive his would-be assassin for interrogation on the defences of the Terraist stronghold. In a variation, [[TheMenFirst he shot the assassin in the arm at the cost of a poisoned knife in his own arm to make sure his men wouldn't risk being harmed]].
22nd Feb '16 7:42:03 PM Lunamifan1
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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Sanji]], who the World Government explicitly wants alive ''only'', the bounty not valid otherwise. 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.]]

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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Sanji]], who the World Government explicitly wants alive ''only'', the bounty not valid otherwise. The most likely reason is, [[spoiler: his family, the Vinsmokes, are world-renowned assassins and not people you want to get on your their bad side by executing one of their estranged children.]]
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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* 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.)
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