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17th Aug '17 12:34:23 AM DrFraud
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An AffablyEvil villain (or a PunchClockVillain, or even a WellIntentionedExtremist that hasn't gone AxCrazy) may very well at some point offer TheHero the opportunity to run away or not interfere in the villain's plans. Because he/she may very well not actually wish to harm the hero, they simply want to complete the robbery/rule the world/raise the undead, what have you. A MagnificentBastard or SmugSnake might do this to highlight just how assured their victory is. Thus, this can be a fashion of EvilGloating. Alternatively, a [[PragmaticVillainy practical-minded villain]] may simply prefer to avoid the risk and trouble of a fight if possible. Expect some sort of bribe: usually a cut of the stolen goods, a sip of the forbidden elixir if it's a fantasy or sci-fi story, or a ShinyNewAustralia.

In the majority of cases, TheHero will refuse to quit their crusade against evil, some might even be insulted by the villain's audacity and self-assuredness. Thus, this can also be a fashion of TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. A number of things may happen after getting a Last Chance. If the villain's cockiness is rightfully assured, chances are the good guys are in for CurbStompBattle. Otherwise, the good guys may respond with a ScrewYourUltimatum.

The opposite use when someone is BullyingADragon, or bullying someone who will let it go, but has less forgiving friends. Then there's a reasonable warning along the lines of "Leave it. Just walk away now." If that's not taken, there's trouble.

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An AffablyEvil villain (or a PunchClockVillain, or even a WellIntentionedExtremist that hasn't gone AxCrazy) may very well at some point offer TheHero the opportunity to run away or not interfere in the villain's plans. Because he/she may very well not actually wish to harm the hero, they simply want to complete the robbery/rule the world/raise the undead, what have you. A MagnificentBastard or SmugSnake might do this to highlight just how assured their victory is. Thus, this can be a fashion type of EvilGloating. Alternatively, a [[PragmaticVillainy practical-minded villain]] may simply prefer to avoid the risk and trouble of a fight if possible. Expect some sort of bribe: usually a cut of the stolen goods, a sip of the forbidden elixir if it's a fantasy or sci-fi story, or a ShinyNewAustralia.

In the majority of cases, TheHero will refuse to quit their crusade against evil, some might even be insulted by the villain's audacity and self-assuredness. Thus, this can also be a fashion type of TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. A number of things may happen after getting a Last Chance. If the villain's cockiness is rightfully assured, chances are the good guys are in for a CurbStompBattle. Otherwise, the good guys may respond with a ScrewYourUltimatum.

The opposite use is when someone is BullyingADragon, or bullying someone who will let it go, but has less forgiving friends. Then there's a reasonable warning along the lines of "Leave it. Just walk away now." If that's not taken, there's trouble.
8th Aug '17 7:07:35 PM sgamer82
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* The new series ''Series/DoctorWho'' lives on this trope. It is rare for someone to listen, which is a bit stupid considering his reputation. It occasionally occurred in the classic series, such as when he gave [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils the Sea Devils]] one last chance.

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* The new series ''Series/DoctorWho'' lives on this trope. It is rare for someone to listen, listen to the Doctor, which is a bit stupid considering his reputation. It occasionally occurred in the classic series, such as when he gave [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils the Sea Devils]] one last chance.



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26th Jul '17 9:51:47 AM SteveMB
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An AffablyEvil villain (or a PunchClockVillain, or even a WellIntentionedExtremist that hasn't gone AxCrazy) may very well at some point offer TheHero the opportunity to run away or not interfere in the villain's plans. Because he/she may very well not actually wish to harm the hero, they simply want to complete the robbery/rule the world/raise the undead, what have you. A MagnificentBastard or SmugSnake might do this to highlight just how assured their victory is. Thus, this can be a fashion of EvilGloating. Expect some sort of bribe: usually a cut of the stolen goods, a sip of the forbidden elixir if it's a fantasy or sci-fi story, or a ShinyNewAustralia.

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An AffablyEvil villain (or a PunchClockVillain, or even a WellIntentionedExtremist that hasn't gone AxCrazy) may very well at some point offer TheHero the opportunity to run away or not interfere in the villain's plans. Because he/she may very well not actually wish to harm the hero, they simply want to complete the robbery/rule the world/raise the undead, what have you. A MagnificentBastard or SmugSnake might do this to highlight just how assured their victory is. Thus, this can be a fashion of EvilGloating. Alternatively, a [[PragmaticVillainy practical-minded villain]] may simply prefer to avoid the risk and trouble of a fight if possible. Expect some sort of bribe: usually a cut of the stolen goods, a sip of the forbidden elixir if it's a fantasy or sci-fi story, or a ShinyNewAustralia.
24th Jul '17 5:36:13 AM SteveMB
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* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', after Adrian Toomes (aka the Vulture) realizes that Peter is Spider-Man, he gives him a chance to back off and avoid any further conflict, apparently out of gratitude for [[spoiler:Spidey rescuing his daughter Liz and perhaps also approval of Peter as a suitor]].
30th May '17 1:55:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]'', Xerxes' initial offer to Sparta is to not interfere and be left alone as a vassal state. He later goes to WeCanRuleTogether by promising to make Leonidas a king.

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* In ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]'', ''Film/ThreeHundred'', Xerxes' initial offer to Sparta is to not interfere and be left alone as a vassal state. He later goes to WeCanRuleTogether by promising to make Leonidas a king.
23rd May '17 1:18:52 PM TheWanderer
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** In 4x18, ''Intersections In Real Time'', the Interrogator asks the question "Do you understand that this is your last chance?" in a desperate tone both to another prisoner and later to Sheridan before sending them away presumably to their deaths. [[spoiler:However, at least in Sheridan's case, he's simply sent to another room with a different interrogator, implying that the previous guy's tone [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness wasn't motivated by concern for Sheridan's life.]]]

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** In 4x18, ''Intersections In Real Time'', the Interrogator asks the question "Do you understand that this is your last chance?" in a desperate tone both to another prisoner and later to Sheridan before sending them away presumably to their deaths. [[spoiler:However, at least in Sheridan's case, he's simply sent to another room with a different interrogator, implying that the previous guy's tone [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness wasn't motivated by concern for Sheridan's life.]]]]]]]
21st Jul '16 9:53:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The ambassador of the Slaver City of Yunkai offers Daenerys Stormborn the ships she needs to sail her army to Westeros (one of them filled with gold) if she leaves Slaver's Bay. She makes him a different offer: his life, on the condition that the Masters abolish slavery.
21st Jul '16 9:50:01 AM Morgenthaler
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21st Jul '16 7:52:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ScaryBlackMan The Operative]] in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' offers Mal the chance to turn over the Tams and leave unmolested. Because he's DangerouslyGenreSavvy, he knows that Mal, being who he is, will refuse ahead of time, and even knows that neither money nor an appeal to principle will work - but he has to try first.

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* [[ScaryBlackMan The Operative]] in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' offers Mal the chance to turn over the Tams and leave unmolested. Because he's DangerouslyGenreSavvy, pretty intelligent, he knows that Mal, being who he is, will refuse ahead of time, and even knows that neither money nor an appeal to principle will work - but he has to try first.
28th May '16 6:13:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Magical World arc climx of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has Fate give Negi two chances to walk away from the conflict offering safe passage back to the non-magical 'real' world for our hero and his friends. [[spoiler:Negi seriously considers it.]]

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* The Magical World arc climx of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Fate give Negi two chances to walk away from the conflict offering safe passage back to the non-magical 'real' world for our hero and his friends. [[spoiler:Negi seriously considers it.]]
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