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5th May '16 8:07:58 AM hullflyer
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* Zig-zagged for undercover cops taking drugs. They are not supposed to take drugs - unless they are in a position where not taking them would endanger their lives. And even then, they are supposed to immediately report to a hospital and report to their superiors. Most UC do their best to avoid being in this spot, or otherwise attempt to fool their "testers". For example, undercover ATF agent William Queen (who wrote about the experience in his book "Under and Alone") faked taking meth by placing his body between the person he was with and the table, and sweeping it into the carpet while pretending to snort it. Most of the time, he was able to explain his reluctance to indulge by his identity being that of a man who worked as, essentially, an airplane parts mechanic who was regularly tested for drugs.

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* Zig-zagged for undercover cops taking drugs. They are not supposed to take drugs - unless they are in a position where not taking them would endanger their lives. And even then, they are supposed to immediately report go to a hospital and hospital, as well as report to their superiors. Most UC do their best to avoid being in this spot, or otherwise attempt to fool their "testers". For example, undercover ATF agent William Queen (who wrote about the experience in his book "Under and Alone") faked taking meth by placing his body between the person he was with and the table, and sweeping it into the carpet while pretending to snort it. Most of the time, he was able to explain his reluctance to indulge by his identity being that of a man who worked as, essentially, an airplane parts mechanic who was regularly tested for drugs.
5th May '16 8:07:18 AM hullflyer
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* Zig-zagged for undercover cops taking drugs. They are not supposed to take drugs - unless they are in a position where not taking them would endanger their lives. And even then, they are supposed to immediately report to a hospital and report to their superiors. Most UC do their best to avoid being in this spot, or otherwise attempt to fool their "testers". For example, undercover ATF agent William Queen (who wrote about the experience in his book "Under and Alone") faked taking meth by placing his body between the person he was with and the table, and sweeping it into the carpet while pretending to snort it. Most of the time, he was able to explain his reluctance to indulge by his identity being that of a man who worked as, essentially, an airplane parts mechanic who was regularly tested for drugs.
1st May '16 2:20:57 PM Redaka
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** In "Bubble Boy", after kidnapping Boomer, Bubbles dresses up as him to spy on the Rowdyruff Boys. In order to maintain her cover she has to prove that she's evil which involves [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking taking a beating, shooting a snot rocket and graffiti.]] Brick does eventually get suspicious at one point and forces "Boomer" to eat cockroach to prove its really him. Bubbles actually complies leading Butch to comment on how [[EvenEvilHasStandards even ''he'' found that disgusting.]]

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** In "Bubble Boy", after kidnapping Boomer, Bubbles dresses up as him to spy on the Rowdyruff Boys. In order to maintain her cover she has to prove that she's evil which involves [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking taking a beating, shooting a snot rocket and graffiti.]] Brick does eventually get suspicious at one point and forces "Boomer" to eat a cockroach to prove its really him. Bubbles actually complies leading Butch to comment on how [[EvenEvilHasStandards even ''he'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards found that disgusting.]]
1st May '16 2:19:35 PM Redaka
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** In another episode, Bubbles dresses up as Boomer to spy on the Rowdyruff Boys. Brick puts her through a series of tests, including shooting a snot rocket and eating a cockroach. (Amazingly, Bubbles managed to convince them. She even actually ate the roach [which Butch later commented that even ''he'' found disgusting]. Of course, Brick and Butch weren't all that smart...)

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** In another episode, "Bubble Boy", after kidnapping Boomer, Bubbles dresses up as Boomer him to spy on the Rowdyruff Boys. Brick puts In order to maintain her through cover she has to prove that she's evil which involves [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking taking a series of tests, including beating, shooting a snot rocket and eating a cockroach. (Amazingly, graffiti.]] Brick does eventually get suspicious at one point and forces "Boomer" to eat cockroach to prove its really him. Bubbles managed to convince them. She even actually ate the roach [which complies leading Butch later commented that to comment on how [[EvenEvilHasStandards even ''he'' found disgusting]. Of course, Brick and Butch weren't all that smart...)disgusting.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "Dragon Quest": Spike tags along with a dragon migration, and falls in with a pack of rowdy teenage dragons. They drag Spike into helping them raid a phoenix nest, and when they manage to find an unhatched egg they dare Spike to break it to prove he's a "real dragon". [[labelnote:The truth]]The bastards wanted Spike to find the egg so that they could smash it & didn't change their minds when it hatches![[/labelnote]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "Dragon Quest": Spike tags along with a dragon migration, and falls in with a pack of rowdy teenage dragons. They drag Spike into helping them raid a phoenix nest, and when they manage to find an unhatched egg they dare force Spike to break it to prove that he's a "real dragon". [[labelnote:The truth]]The bastards wanted ''real'' dragon by making him undergo a series of challenges that are easy for them but naturally difficult for Spike. Once they finally accept him, they demand he breaks open a phoenix egg he found just for fun and that's where Spike to find draws the egg so that they could smash it & didn't change their minds when it hatches![[/labelnote]]line.
26th Apr '16 6:39:17 AM MicoolTNT
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* An unusual example in ''Film/{{Traffic}}'': Catherine Zeta-Jones' character is asked to take a hit of the cocaine she's selling to prove it's real. She refuses on the grounds that she's eight months pregnant, and walks out--the guy she's selling stops her, and takes the cocaine himself, as he thinks her refusal was quite reasonable.

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* An unusual example in ''Film/{{Traffic}}'': Catherine Zeta-Jones' character a drug dealer is asked to take a hit of the cocaine she's selling to prove it's real. She refuses on the grounds that she's eight months pregnant, and walks out--the guy she's selling stops her, and takes the cocaine himself, as he thinks her refusal was quite reasonable.



* In ''Film/TheParallaxView'', Joe Frady (played by Warren Beatty)--a reporter investigating a political assassination--notices all the witnesses are dying. After narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, he decides to allow people to assume he's dead (so he can go undercover). He finds a clue to the shadowy conspiracy in documents from The Parallax Corporation, some of which are a psychological test. With expert assistance Frady answers all the questions [[DressingAsTheEnemy the way a sociopath would]], and ''voila'' he's [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten recruited as an assassin]] himself. From there, things only get murkier and more frightening...

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* In ''Film/TheParallaxView'', Joe Frady (played by Warren Beatty)--a Frady--a reporter investigating a political assassination--notices all the witnesses are dying. After narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, he decides to allow people to assume he's dead (so he can go undercover). He finds a clue to the shadowy conspiracy in documents from The Parallax Corporation, some of which are a psychological test. With expert assistance Frady answers all the questions [[DressingAsTheEnemy the way a sociopath would]], and ''voila'' he's [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten recruited as an assassin]] himself. From there, things only get murkier and more frightening...



* In ''Film/InsideMan'', the lead detective (DenzelWashington) believes that the bank robbers are not murderers and therefore won't go through with any hostage executions. While inside the bank to check on the hostages, he insults the lead bank robber and attacks him specifically trying to provoke him into shooting him. When he leaves, he's convinced that he's proven his point... until they shoot a hostage in retaliation for his behavior. [[spoiler: In the end he was right. They faked the whole thing just to make him believe they would eat kittens.]]

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* In ''Film/InsideMan'', the lead detective (DenzelWashington) believes that the bank robbers are not murderers and therefore won't go through with any hostage executions. While inside the bank to check on the hostages, he insults the lead bank robber and attacks him specifically trying to provoke him into shooting him. When he leaves, he's convinced that he's proven his point... until they shoot a hostage in retaliation for his behavior. [[spoiler: In the end he was right. They faked the whole thing just to make him believe they would eat kittens.]]
26th Apr '16 6:35:43 AM MicoolTNT
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* In ''Film/TheNegotiator'', Samuel L. Jackson plays a hostage negotiator who is framed for a crime. He knows most of his precinct is corrupt and probably in on it, so he takes hostages himself in order to attract the involvement of another precinct's negotiator, who he knows to be honest. In order to keep up the charade, he seems to execute an officer who came after him. Even the audience doesn't learn until much later that the man is still alive, merely bound and gagged out of sight.

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* In ''Film/TheNegotiator'', Samuel L. Jackson plays ''Film/TheNegotiator'' a hostage negotiator who is framed for a crime. He crime, and knows most of his precinct is corrupt and probably in on it, so he takes hostages himself in order to attract the involvement of another precinct's negotiator, who he knows to be honest. In order to keep up the charade, he seems to execute an officer who came after him. Even the audience doesn't learn until much later that the man is still alive, merely bound and gagged out of sight.
17th Apr '16 7:48:09 PM Mandolin
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* In the ''{{Literature/CHERUB Series}}'', recruits are asked to kill a rabbit as part of the entrance exam, though it's really a SecretTestOfCharacter and they're not supposed to. In the second series, Ning (an orphan from rural China) calmly and professionally ''does'' kill her rabbit, then asks for a knife to gut it while discussing curing the pelt to make a hat.
16th Apr '16 9:50:29 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising:AMinistryOfPeculiarOccurrencesNovel'' by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, the heroes, undercover as would-be members of a secret society, are asked to join the society in HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.

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* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising:AMinistryOfPeculiarOccurrencesNovel'' ''Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel'' by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, the heroes, undercover as would-be members of a secret society, are asked to join the society in HuntingTheMostDangerousGame. HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.
2nd Apr '16 3:10:08 AM phoenixy
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* Mafia members are required to kill someone before becoming a "made man", the highest rank of the organization. This rule was introduced after undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone (alias ''Film/DonnieBrasco'') was almost inducted as a made man. According to Pistone, he specifically chose being a thief as his persona so that the Mafia wouldn't expect him to commit acts of violence.
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19th Mar '16 3:10:25 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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* In a meta example, if you want to take the KillEmAll route in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', you'll have to murder several prominent characters in cold blood, despite them not fighting you at all. [[spoiler:First Papyrus, then the Glad Dummy, then ''almost'' the Monster Kid (though they're saved by Undyne TakingTheBullet, you're still required to ''try'').]] Not to mention that you can OneHitKill several bosses before they get off a single attack. This strongly contrasts a Neutral run; while killing monsters can still earn you a WhatTheHellHero or two, everything you can kill ''was'' trying to kill you first.

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* In a meta example, if you want to take the KillEmAll route in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', you'll have to murder several prominent prominent, lovable characters in cold blood, despite them the fact that they're not fighting trying to fight you at all. [[spoiler:First Papyrus, then the Glad Dummy, then ''almost'' the Monster Kid (though they're saved by Undyne TakingTheBullet, you're still required to ''try'').]] Not to mention that you can OneHitKill several bosses before they get off a single attack. This strongly contrasts a Neutral run; while killing monsters can still earn you a WhatTheHellHero or two, everything you can kill ''was'' trying to kill you first.
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