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25th Jan '16 1:01:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Force 10 from Navarone'' (sequel to ''[[Film/TheGunsOfNavarone The Guns Of Navarone]]''). Major Schroeder's mistress, Maritza, volunteers to take Mallory and Barnsby to recover the penicillin and to execute them if it doesn't exist. She eventually kills the German guards, reveals that she's actually a member of the partisans and lets Mallory and Barnsby escape.
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* ''Force 10 from Navarone'' (sequel to ''[[Film/TheGunsOfNavarone The Guns Of Navarone]]'').''Film/ForceTenFromNavarone''. Major Schroeder's mistress, Maritza, volunteers to take Mallory and Barnsby to recover the penicillin and to execute them if it doesn't exist. She eventually kills the German guards, reveals that she's actually a member of the partisans and lets Mallory and Barnsby escape.
23rd Aug '15 11:40:16 PM MechWarrior
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* In the Arlong arc of ''OnePiece'', Nami pretends to stab Usopp to save him from the Fishmen.
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* In the Arlong arc of ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami pretends to stab Usopp to save him from the Fishmen.
7th Apr '15 9:30:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Luther}}'', Ian Reed pretends to be a dirty cop to get to a ritual killer for the protagonist. Painfully subverted later, though. * In ''TheMentalist'' a child witnesses a murder on the orders of a criminal, who then orders one of his henchmen to kill the kid. Said henchman instead asks his relative to take the kid in. The criminal, showing a shocking lack of GenreSavvy, tries to order a different henchman to carry out the deed later and is flat out refused.
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* In ''{{Luther}}'', ''Series/{{Luther}}'', Ian Reed pretends to be a dirty cop to get to a ritual killer for the protagonist. Painfully subverted later, though. * In ''TheMentalist'' ''Series/TheMentalist'' a child witnesses a murder on the orders of a criminal, who then orders one of his henchmen to kill the kid. Said henchman instead asks his relative to take the kid in. The criminal, showing a shocking lack of GenreSavvy, tries to order a different henchman to carry out the deed later and is flat out refused.
24th Feb '15 10:37:00 AM TheUnsquished
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* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4301 despite Satan's orders]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4315 the green succubus can't bring herself to abandon the enlightened drones]], but [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4328 brings them home.]]
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* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4301 despite Satan's orders]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4315 the green succubus can't bring herself to abandon the enlightened drones]], but [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4328 brings them home.]]
25th Jan '15 10:08:07 PM genisgone
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* In ''HotFuzz'', Danny faked stabbing Nick in order to prevent the Neighborhood Watch Alliance from killing him for real.
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* In ''HotFuzz'', ''Film/HotFuzz'', Danny faked stabbing Nick in order to prevent the Neighborhood Watch Alliance from killing him for real.
11th Jan '15 2:35:39 AM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'' has Hack and Slash, who ultimately can't bring themselves to delete Cyrus. They then have an epiphany that they were only willing to do ''most if not all'' of the evil stuff they used to do because they always knew Bob would stop them from [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope going to far]] anyways.
16th Jun '14 2:20:50 PM Antigone3
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minor edit - namespace
* In the first full ''CiaphasCain'' novel a riot breaks out on the ship he's assigned to. In the aftermath he can't have anyone executed (since it would destroy morale, and more importantly make him likely to suffer an [[UnfriendlyFire "accident"]] on the battlefield) but the captain wants blood (he was in a relationship with one of the military police killed in the riot). So Cain lets the captain hold a tribunal (the defendants of which are found guilty) and sentences them to "death" by transferring them to a penal legion to die in battle.
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* In the first full ''CiaphasCain'' ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novel a riot breaks out on the ship he's assigned to. In the aftermath he can't have anyone executed (since it would destroy morale, and more importantly make him likely to suffer an [[UnfriendlyFire "accident"]] on the battlefield) but the captain wants blood (he was in a relationship with one of the military police killed in the riot). So Cain lets the captain hold a tribunal (the defendants of which are found guilty) and sentences them to "death" by transferring them to a penal legion to die in battle.
12th Jun '14 2:04:53 AM Koveras
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* ''[[DarkForcesSaga Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight]]'': Kyle is stranded after a crash landing and at the mercy of [[TheDragon Sariss]]. When she raises her lightsaber to strike him, [[spoiler: Yun, the youngest of the Dark Jedi and [[IOweYouMyLife the one Kyle spared]], [[TakingTheBullet takes]] [[ThwartedCoupDeGrace the hit]]]].
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* ''[[DarkForcesSaga Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight]]'': ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'': Kyle is stranded after a crash landing and at the mercy of [[TheDragon Sariss]]. When she raises her lightsaber to strike him, [[spoiler: Yun, the youngest of the Dark Jedi and [[IOweYouMyLife the one Kyle spared]], [[TakingTheBullet takes]] [[ThwartedCoupDeGrace the hit]]]].

* JadeEmpire: The Emperor ordered Sun Li's family killed. The Lotus Assassins did their duty...save one. [[spoiler: Sagacious Zu balked at having to kill a newbown and decided to smuggle the infant Dawn Star out of the palace and hide her]]. We also have a case with Sun Li himself sparing the PlayerCharacter as the rest of the Spirit Monks were slaughtered. [[spoiler: But this is a subversion. He was planning all along to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] the GenocideBackfire trope and set you up as a LaserGuidedTykebomb to kill his enemies so he could take over!]]
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* JadeEmpire: ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'': The Emperor ordered Sun Li's family killed. The Lotus Assassins did their duty...save one. [[spoiler: Sagacious Zu balked at having to kill a newbown and decided to smuggle the infant Dawn Star out of the palace and hide her]]. We also have a case with Sun Li himself sparing the PlayerCharacter as the rest of the Spirit Monks were slaughtered. [[spoiler: But this is a subversion. He was planning all along to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] the GenocideBackfire trope and set you up as a LaserGuidedTykebomb to kill his enemies so he could take over!]]
26th Jan '14 4:51:49 PM TastySauce
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* {{Anime/Gankutsuou}}: Baptistan finds Albert sleeping at the count's doorstep after trying to find him and confront him over recent betrayals. Instead of kicking him out, he wakes him up, and sends him off, later giving him a communicator, [[spoiler: and saving him with Bertuccio. At the end of the series, Bertuccio defies a direct order to kill Albert, realizing that the count has gone too far.]]
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* {{Anime/Gankutsuou}}: ''{{Anime/Gankutsuou}}'': Baptistan finds Albert sleeping at the count's Count's doorstep after trying to find him and confront him over recent betrayals. Instead of kicking him out, he wakes him up, and sends him off, later giving him a communicator, [[spoiler: and saving him with Bertuccio. At the end of the series, Bertuccio defies a direct order to kill Albert, realizing that the count Count has gone too far.]]
17th Jul '13 5:29:22 PM TSBasilisk
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* In the Arlong arc of ''OnePiece'', Nami pretends to stab Usopp to save him from the Fishmen.

[[AC:{{Manga}} and {{Anime}}]] * In the Arlong arc of ''OnePiece'', Nami pretends to stab Usopp to save him from the Fishmen.
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