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1st Dec '15 4:21:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** The famous '''''[[MemeticMutation There are FOUR lights!!!!]]''''' scene from the episode "Chain Of Command, Part 2" features this. Made all the more badass during his debriefing afterwards when he admits that there were times during his interrogation and torture when he really did think he could see ''five'' lights, but he wouldn't give his interrogator the satisfaction of admitting it.

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** The famous '''''[[MemeticMutation There are FOUR lights!!!!]]''''' scene from the episode "Chain Of Command, Part 2" features this. 2", where Cardassian TortureTechnician Gul Madred made Picard believe that Starfleet had given up on him and offered him a life in a LuxuryPrisonSuite if he gave in to Madred's TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive demands; the alternative was death. Made all the more badass during his Picard's debriefing afterwards when he admits that there were times during his interrogation and torture when he really did think he could see ''five'' lights, but he wouldn't give his interrogator the satisfaction of admitting it.
1st Dec '15 4:15:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration:
** The famous '''''[[MemeticMutation There are FOUR lights!!!!]]''''' scene from the episode "Chain Of Command, Part 2" features this.
*** Made all the more badass during his debriefing afterwards when he admits that there were times during his interrogation and torture when he really did think he could see ''five'' lights, but he wouldn't give his interrogator the satisfaction of admitting it.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration:
''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** The famous '''''[[MemeticMutation There are FOUR lights!!!!]]''''' scene from the episode "Chain Of Command, Part 2" features this.
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this. Made all the more badass during his debriefing afterwards when he admits that there were times during his interrogation and torture when he really did think he could see ''five'' lights, but he wouldn't give his interrogator the satisfaction of admitting it.
22nd Nov '15 12:22:43 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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18th Oct '15 5:48:40 PM nombretomado
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* God does this repeatedly in ''{{Preacher}}'': First by using Tulip as an intermediary, then Cassidy, and finally appearing to Jesse in person. He is denied three times.

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* God does this repeatedly in ''{{Preacher}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': First by using Tulip as an intermediary, then Cassidy, and finally appearing to Jesse in person. He is denied three times.
7th Oct '15 9:40:35 PM ClatoLawa
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* The new series Doctor lives on this trope. It is rare for someone to listen, which is a bit stupid considering his reputation.

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* The new series Doctor ''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.
17th Jun '15 1:35:34 AM JamaicanCastle
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A slightly more generous (or desperate) villain will up the ante to WeCanRuleTogether instead.

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A slightly more generous (or desperate) villain will up the ante to WeCanRuleTogether instead.
instead. Compare LineInTheSand, where the hero gives their allies a chance to quit before the big showdown.
13th Jun '15 10:27:13 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': While pursuing the Light Fingers ambition, your main enemy for a certain part of the storyline, [[MalevolentMaskedMen Poor Edward]], will make you this offer: Have a drink of LaserGuidedAmnesia tea, and forget what you were looking for, and let everything stay where it is, or keep prowling, and get BuriedAlive for your trouble (mentioning he'd kill you if if weren't for the fact DeathIsCheap in the Neath). It's up to the player to decide, but if you want to continue this particular ambition you're going to have to risk it. Even getting trapped in a coffin is a simple, if nightmarish inconvenience.
19th Apr '15 2:06:22 PM MechWarrior
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** The episode "The Defector" features the ''Enterprise'' surrounded by Romulan warships. The smug Romulan commander Tomalok orders Picard to surrender and offers him this trope. [[spoiler:It turns out that Picard doesn't need to quit because Tomalok is surrounded by [[TheCavalry cloaked Klingon warships]].]]

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** The episode "The Defector" features the ''Enterprise'' surrounded by Romulan warships. The smug Romulan commander Tomalok orders Picard to surrender and offers him this trope. [[spoiler:It [[spoiler: It turns out that Picard doesn't need to quit because Tomalok is surrounded by [[TheCavalry cloaked Klingon warships]].]]



* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', the BigBad gives this offer to your party members -- but not to The Nameless One himself -- when you finally reach its lair. [[spoiler:There are no takers. It leaves no survivors.]]

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', the BigBad gives this offer to your party members -- but not to The Nameless One himself -- when you finally reach its lair. [[spoiler:There are no takers. It leaves no survivors.]]



* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': In the episode that marked the debut of kryptonite, LexLuthor offered Superman a deal: if Supes agreed not to interfere with Lex's plans in the future, Lex wouldn't try to kill him. Superman refused.

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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': In the episode that marked the debut of kryptonite, LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor offered Superman a deal: if Supes agreed not to interfere with Lex's plans in the future, Lex wouldn't try to kill him. Superman refused.
25th Jan '15 4:25:15 AM Psyclone
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** In 4x18, ''Intersections In Real Time'', the climax of the episode comes when the interrogator inquires whether the imprisoned antagonist will give up and agree to a public confession: "Do you understand that this is your last chance?" before sending him to be executed.

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** In 4x18, ''Intersections In Real Time'', the climax of Interrogator asks the episode comes when the interrogator inquires whether the imprisoned antagonist will give up and agree to a public confession: question "Do you understand that this is your last chance?" in a desperate tone both to another prisoner and later to Sheridan before sending him them away presumably to be executed.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 Dec '14 2:11:40 PM SteveMB
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a twist on this, in that Xykon doesn't offer Roy a chance to leave because he doesn't want to hurt Roy, but because he doesn't feel Roy's worth his time and effort. When Roy refuses, Xykon very quickly decides to show him just how outclassed he is.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a twist on this, in that Xykon doesn't offer Roy a chance to leave because he doesn't want to hurt Roy, but because he doesn't feel Roy's worth his time and effort. He actually suggests that Roy try again when he [[LevelGrinding grows powerful enough]] to [[YearsTooEarly present a real challenge]]. When Roy refuses, Xykon very quickly decides to show him just how outclassed he is.
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