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9th Oct '17 12:08:09 PM NNinja
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* A slight variant in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', Barbossa assures Elizabeth that the food isn't poisoned. After all, he needs her blood [[spoiler:or so he thinks]] to lift the curse, so there's no reason to kill her. Yet.
4th Sep '17 3:49:48 PM Antigone3
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** Alice Truman didn't quite quote this trope in ''A Rising Thunder'', but she came close.
--> Your ability to interpret a tactical situation would appear to be every bit as good as Josef Byng's and Sandra Crandall's, Admiral. If we'd wanted to 'ambush' you, you'd be as dead as they are by now.
26th Aug '17 8:16:54 AM KandC
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** After [[FakeDefector Jon Snow]] reveals that his defection to [[TheHorde the Wildlings]] was, well, fake, his Wildling lover Ygritte shoots him with three arrows, but neither is fatal, and he escapes. She spends her next scenes obsessively crafting more arrows and making increasingly bloodthirsty proclamations, until her friend Tormund tells her to cut the crap, because if a markswoman like her failed to score a kill ''thrice'', then her heart clearly wasn't in it and despite everything she still loves John. He's correct.

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** After [[FakeDefector Jon Snow]] reveals that his defection to [[TheHorde the Wildlings]] was, well, fake, his Wildling lover Ygritte shoots him with three arrows, but neither is fatal, and he escapes. She spends her next scenes obsessively crafting more arrows and making increasingly bloodthirsty proclamations, until her friend Tormund tells her to cut the crap, because if a markswoman like her failed to score a kill ''thrice'', then her heart clearly wasn't in it and despite everything she still loves John.Jon. He's correct.
26th Aug '17 8:16:36 AM KandC
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** After [[FakeDefector John Snow]] reveals that his defection to [[TheHorde the Wildlings]] was, well, fake, his Wildling lover Iggrite shoots him with three arrows, but neither is fatal, and he escapes. She spends her next scenes obsessively crafting more arrows and making increasingly bloodthirsty proclamations, until her friend Tormund tells her to cut the crap, because if a markswoman like her failed to score a kill ''thrice'', then her heart clearly wasn't in it and despite everyting she still loves John. He's correct.

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** After [[FakeDefector John Jon Snow]] reveals that his defection to [[TheHorde the Wildlings]] was, well, fake, his Wildling lover Iggrite Ygritte shoots him with three arrows, but neither is fatal, and he escapes. She spends her next scenes obsessively crafting more arrows and making increasingly bloodthirsty proclamations, until her friend Tormund tells her to cut the crap, because if a markswoman like her failed to score a kill ''thrice'', then her heart clearly wasn't in it and despite everyting everything she still loves John. He's correct.correct.
** Arya does this to Sansa late in the seventh season. She muses on how she'd just have to take Sansa's face - then flips the dagger around and hands it to her.
15th Jun '17 5:35:14 AM Dracis
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** It's worth noting that this approach to terror isn't only useful for intimidation; it also serves to prevent the backlash of the ZeroPercentApprovalRating variety that would result from simply bombing their targets.
3rd Jun '17 8:39:27 PM JoeMerl
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[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* In TheBible, Manoah and his wife meet an angel, and Manoah says afterwards that they'll both die since they've "[[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen seen the face of God]]." His wife points out that the angel predicted that she would give birth to a son and advised them to make a sacrifice that the Lord accepted, so they're probably safe.
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24th May '17 10:46:15 AM Gess
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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', after Walt [[spoiler: kills a pair of drug dealers working for Gus]], a meeting is arranged out in the desert to talk things out. After driving out, Walt asks the other party to promise he's not just going to kill him. "I promise, I can shoot you where you are."

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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', after Walt [[spoiler: kills a pair of drug dealers working for Gus]], a meeting is arranged out in the desert to talk things out. After driving out, Walt asks the other party to promise he's not just going to kill him. for some guarantees of his safety. "I promise, can guarantee, that I can shoot you where you are."
19th May '17 2:35:22 PM Gess
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** After [[FakeDefector John Snow]] reveals that his defection to [[TheHorde the Wildlings]] was, well, fake, his Wildling lover Iggrite shoots him with three arrows, but neither is fatal, and he escapes. She spends her next scenes obsessively crafting more arrows and making increasingly bloodthirsty proclamations, until her friend Tormund tells her to cut the crap, because if a markswoman like her failed to score a kill ''thrice'', then her heart clearly wasn't in it and despite everyting she still loves John. He's correct.
14th May '17 9:02:44 PM nombretomado
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* The [[AllLovingHero ever affable]] [[{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]] has his own way of expressing this trope. When threatened by some would-be thugs in episode 5, he kills their momentum by nailing them all in the face, ''twice'', with a child's plunger-dart gun.

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* The [[AllLovingHero ever affable]] [[{{Trigun}} [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]] has his own way of expressing this trope. When threatened by some would-be thugs in episode 5, he kills their momentum by nailing them all in the face, ''twice'', with a child's plunger-dart gun.
2nd Apr '17 11:12:20 AM lillolillo
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* In one of the PosleenWar novels, Cally O'Neal actually uses this as a legal defense ''in court''. The man she shot claimed she tried to kill him. She claimed that he tried to rape her and she shot him in self-defense. She resolves the argument by taking the jury to a firing range and conclusively proving that if she could have easily killed the man at the range he was shot if she'd wanted to. The man is arrested for attempted rape and posters are put up around town with her picture and the message: WARNING! {{Jailbait}}. To be considered Armed and Dangerous.

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* In one of the PosleenWar ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' novels, Cally O'Neal actually uses this as a legal defense ''in court''. The man she shot claimed she tried to kill him. She claimed that he tried to rape her and she shot him in self-defense. She resolves the argument by taking the jury to a firing range and conclusively proving that if she could have easily killed the man at the range he was shot if she'd wanted to. The man is arrested for attempted rape and posters are put up around town with her picture and the message: WARNING! {{Jailbait}}. To be considered Armed and Dangerous.
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