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3rd Jan '17 1:49:23 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', when Lift is tailing Nale's acolytes, she realizes that one of them is coming up from behind her and hides. He manages to locate her nevertheless, but rather than rat her out to his companions, he deliberately ignores her, as he's come to doubt his boss' sanity.
28th Oct '16 5:22:10 AM Destreux
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21st Jun '16 12:25:42 AM PaulA
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* In ''The Girl Without Hands'', in the GrimmBrothers' first edition, the mother-in-law's servants spare her when the mother-in-law orders her taken to the forest and killed; in the second and later ones, the mother-in-law receives the letter ordering her death and sends her away to avoid it.

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* In ''The Girl Without Hands'', collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, in the GrimmBrothers' first edition, edition the mother-in-law's servants spare her when the mother-in-law orders her taken to the forest and killed; in the second and later ones, the mother-in-law receives the letter ordering her death and sends her away to avoid it.
20th Apr '16 10:44:15 AM longWriter
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Finn's inability to bring himself to join in the massacre of a village qualifies.




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* In [[Literature/TheBible Exodus]], Pharaoh orders the midwives of Egypt to kill any male Hebrews that are born. They refuse to do so, and get away with it by [[BlatantLies lying to Pharaoh]] that, in Hebrew culture, they don't wait for midwives to show up to give birth.
10th Feb '16 5:46:27 PM Roketto
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* ''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!]]

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* ''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 newborn 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!]]
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.
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