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10th Oct '17 4:40:02 AM Xlsfd
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hacknet}}'', [[spoiler:the [[MegaCorp Entech]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]] gave out an order to "take care" of Bit. Unfortunately for Bit, the CEO found out too late that the person he had given the task interpreted it as "have Bit killed" instead of "Smash up his computers and have Bit arrested".]]
5th Aug '17 5:44:40 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan captures the Liberator and threatens to execute the crew one-by-one until they order [[MasterComputer Zen]] to transfer command authority to her. Tarrant points out Servalan will likely kill them anyway, and refuses. Avon decides that he doesn't want to die and orders Zen to accept commands from Servalan on one provision-- (that she leave them unharmed on a planet with Earthlike conditions) Servalan cuts him off at that point, but Avon points out that he must complete the order or Zen won't accept the command -- unless she wants to reprogram Zen, and he's probably the only person with the skill to do that.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan captures the Liberator and threatens to execute the crew one-by-one until they order [[MasterComputer Zen]] to transfer command authority to her. Tarrant points out Servalan will likely kill them anyway, and refuses. Avon decides that he doesn't want to die and orders Zen to accept commands from Servalan on one provision-- (that [[note]]That she leave them unharmed on a planet with Earthlike conditions) conditions.[[/note]] Servalan cuts him off at that point, but Avon points out that he must complete the order or Zen won't accept the command -- command; unless she wants to reprogram Zen, and he's probably the only person with the skill to do that.
4th Aug '17 4:51:15 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan captures the Liberator and threatens to execute our heroes one-by-one until they order [[MasterComputer Zen]] to transfer command authority to her. Tarrant points out Servalan will likely kill them anyway, and refuses. Avon decides that he doesn't want to die and gives the order to Zen, adding "On one provision--" (that Servalan leaves them unharmed on an Earth-like planet) Servalan cuts him off at that point, but Avon points out that he must complete the order or Zen won't accept the command -- unless she wants to reprogram Zen, and he's probably the only person with the skill to do that.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan captures the Liberator and threatens to execute our heroes one-by-one until they order [[MasterComputer Zen]] to transfer command authority to her. Tarrant points out Servalan will likely kill them anyway, and refuses. Avon decides that he doesn't want to die and gives the order to Zen, adding "On one provision--" (that Servalan leaves them unharmed on an Earth-like planet) Servalan cuts him off at that point, but Avon points out that he must complete the order or Zen won't accept the command -- unless she wants to reprogram Zen, and he's probably the only person with the skill to do that.


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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan captures the Liberator and threatens to execute the crew one-by-one until they order [[MasterComputer Zen]] to transfer command authority to her. Tarrant points out Servalan will likely kill them anyway, and refuses. Avon decides that he doesn't want to die and orders Zen to accept commands from Servalan on one provision-- (that she leave them unharmed on a planet with Earthlike conditions) Servalan cuts him off at that point, but Avon points out that he must complete the order or Zen won't accept the command -- unless she wants to reprogram Zen, and he's probably the only person with the skill to do that.
4th Aug '17 4:48:29 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan captures the Liberator and threatens to execute our heroes one-by-one until they order [[MasterComputer Zen]] to transfer command authority to her. Tarrant points out Servalan will likely kill them anyway, and refuses. Avon decides that he doesn't want to die and gives the order to Zen, adding "On one provision--" (that Servalan leaves them unharmed on an Earth-like planet) Servalan cuts him off at that point, but Avon points out that he must complete the order or Zen won't accept the command -- unless she wants to reprogram Zen, and he's probably the only person with the skill to do that.
19th May '17 3:25:06 AM Pk9
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** Happens in with a twist in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven Face the Raven]]." Mayor "Me" of Trap Street uses a Quantum Shade to execute lawbreakers, which kills the condemned in 24 hours using a chronolock. The chronolock can be transferred once to a willing recipient, but once that happens the Mayor is no longer able to rescind the order. The Mayor uses the Shade on Rigsy as a ploy to get the Doctor to Trap Street, but it backfires when Clara Oswald takes the chronolock, and the Mayor is powerless to prevent her death.
16th May '17 5:31:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheOddJob'': which was originally a half-hour comedy episode starring [[TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] and Creator/DavidJason, later made into a film starring [[Creator/MontyPython Graham Chapman]]. Same basic plot - guy decides to end it all by hiring a hit man to kill him when he doesn't expect it, but then finds he has something to live for after all and desperately tries to find the guy so he can cancel the contract. He succeeds, but then falls foul of one of the assassin's booby-traps.

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* ''Film/TheOddJob'': which was originally a half-hour comedy episode starring [[TheTwoRonnies [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] and Creator/DavidJason, later made into a film starring [[Creator/MontyPython Graham Chapman]]. Same basic plot - guy decides to end it all by hiring a hit man to kill him when he doesn't expect it, but then finds he has something to live for after all and desperately tries to find the guy so he can cancel the contract. He succeeds, but then falls foul of one of the assassin's booby-traps.
24th Feb '17 5:22:54 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' episode [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS02E08 "'Til Death"]] has the hitman variant--both husband and wife wish the other dead and hire hitmen to do so, making Reese fight off the hitmen and keep them together, and they decide to get back together. The climactic battle of the episode has them trying to call off the hitmen mid-fight, but the hitmen (maybe because it would mean leaving witnesses, maybe because they are pissed off that Reese has made them fail long enough) simply continue trying to kill them.
7th Feb '17 7:35:37 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': When King Robert tries to rescind his assassination order on Daenerys, Varys laments that "those birds have flown. The girl is likely dead already."
11th Sep '16 12:45:33 PM Bissek
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* This trope is brought up in a discussion of AIIsACrapshoot in ''Literature/StarksWar''. If an AI has some kind of channel in which new orders can be sent to it, then the enemy can potentially spoof an authorized user and change the AI's orders. If it doesn't, then there's no way to stop the AI if you need to update or countermand their initial orders.
4th Jun '16 8:23:28 AM BonerBender
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* Played for laughs in episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKuEtAyTPtg 265]] of ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe'' [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext with the RV salesman/immortal assassin named Tit Liquid.]]
--->''Travis, as Tit Liquid'': "Please remember that if you do ask me, Tit Liquid, to kill your wife and you change your mind I am unstoppable and unreachable. I am the Japanese bullet train of assassins. There is no impediment that you can put in front of me will keep me from my dark goals. I am Tit Liquid."
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