History Main / MortonsFork

27th Nov '16 12:27:01 AM Mhazard
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** The Pharisees attempted to do this a second time in [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8 John 8:1-11]], where they asked Him to judge a woman who was caught in adultery. If Jesus chose to let the woman free (instead of stoning her, as the Jewish law required), He'd be acting against the law of Moses; while if He did condemn her, He would be contradicting His own stated purpose to save sinners. The Pharisees were themselves violating the Law of Moses by bringing only the guilty woman, not the guilty man as well, despite them both being caught "in the act." If Jesus condemned her, he'd have shared in the Pharisees' sin. So he replied, ôLet any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Realizing they have failed, they all leave. Jesus asks the woman if anyone is condemning her, and she answers no, since all her accusers had left. He says "neither do I condemn you," which was also according to the Law, as at least two witnesses were required for a capital crime. But he never denied her guilt, for he says "Go, and sin no more."

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** The Pharisees attempted to do this a second time in [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8 John 8:1-11]], where they asked Him to judge a woman who was caught in adultery. If Jesus chose to let the woman free (instead of stoning her, as the Jewish law required), He'd be acting against the law of Moses; while if He did condemn her, He would be contradicting His own stated purpose to save sinners. The Pharisees were themselves violating the Law of Moses by bringing only the guilty woman, not the guilty man as well, despite them both being caught "in the act." If Jesus condemned her, he'd have shared in the Pharisees' sin. So he replied, ôLet any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Realizing they have failed, they all leave. Jesus asks the woman if anyone is condemning her, and she answers no, since all her accusers had left. He says "neither do I condemn you," which was also according to the Law, as at least two witnesses were required for a capital crime. But he never denied her guilt, for he says "Go, "[[GoAndSinNoMore Go, and sin no more.more]]."
22nd Nov '16 9:40:29 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' in Lysandre Labs, Xerosic presents you with a red button and a blue button, which will respectively activate the Ultimate Weapon or leave it dormant. If you press the blue button, Xerosic will remotely activate it anyway. When you go to their secret base in Geosenge Town later on, Lysandre will apologize for the Ultimate Weapon being activated despite your choice.

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''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' in Lysandre Labs, Xerosic presents you with a red button and a blue button, which will respectively activate the Ultimate Weapon or leave it dormant. If you press the blue button, Xerosic will remotely activate it anyway. When you go to their secret base in Geosenge Town later on, Lysandre will apologize for the Ultimate Weapon being activated despite your choice.choice.
** PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. Kiawe's trial requires you to watch a trio of Alolan Marowak dance twice and identify what was different between them three times in a a row. The third time the Marowaks and Hiker pose like they're taking a photo, one of the Marowaks is even pantomiming a camera, the outlier in the second dance is... the Totem Salazzle. '''ALL''' of the possible options are only her[[note]]They are: "The mysterious Pokémon.", "The black Pokémon." and "The Totem Pokémon."[[/note]], and then you fight her.
21st Nov '16 9:28:22 PM Kayube
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** In Duelist Kingdom, Yugi manages to use one Morton's Fork to counter an enemy's: faced with two doors guarded by the Paradox Brothers, and having determined that their KnightsAndKnaves puzzle was fake, Yugi still had to figure out which door led to the exit and which was a trap. Eventually he showed the brothers two coins, each apparently marked with one of the brothers' symbols, and said that, after closing his hands over both of them, he'd open one hand and whichever coin was in the closed hand was his choice. Revealing the symbol on one coin, the brothers indicated that he'd chosen wrongly- only for Yugi to open the other hand and reveal the same symbol, as he'd figured out that the brothers were just going to say he'd picked the wrong one no matter what, and thus he'd put a different symbol on each side of the second coin.

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** In Duelist Kingdom, Yugi manages to use one Morton's Fork to counter an enemy's: faced with two doors guarded by the Paradox Brothers, and having determined that their KnightsAndKnaves puzzle was fake, Yugi still had to figure out which door led to the exit and which was a trap. Eventually he showed the brothers two coins, each apparently marked with one of the brothers' symbols, and said that, after closing his hands over both of them, he'd open one hand and whichever coin was in the closed hand was his choice. Revealing the symbol on one coin, the brothers indicated that he'd chosen wrongly- only for Yugi to open the other hand and reveal the same symbol, as he'd figured out that the brothers were just going to say he'd picked the wrong one no matter what, and thus he'd put a different symbol on each side of the second coin. Defeated, the brothers were forced to let Yugi and his group go (whereupon they discovered that both doors actually led to the exit all along).
21st Nov '16 9:26:29 PM Kayube
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** In Duelist Kingdom, Yugi manages to use one Morton's Fork to counter an enemy's: faced with two doors guarded by the Paradox Brothers, and having determined that their KnightsAndKnaves puzzle was fake, Yugi still had to figure out which door led to the exit and which was a trap. Eventually he showed the brothers two coins, each apparently marked with one of the brothers' symbols, and said that, after closing his hands over both of them, he'd open one hand and whichever coin was in the closed hand was his choice. Revealing the symbol on one coin, the brothers indicated that he'd chosen wrongly- only for Yugi to open the other hand and reveal the same symbol, as he'd figured out that the brothers were just going to say he'd picked the wrong one no matter what, and thus he'd put a different symbol on each side of the second coin.
18th Nov '16 9:03:02 PM Spyspotter
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* Every school student's worst nightmare: finding out late at night that [[OhCrap you have homework due the next day]]. If you do it, your parents will yell at you for not doing it earlier. If you don't do it, you lose credit for the assignment, possibly fail the course, and still get yelled at.

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* Every school student's worst nightmare: finding out late at night that [[OhCrap you have homework due the next day]]. If you do it, your parents will yell at you for not doing it earlier.earlier, and you will potentially lose sleep, making it more difficult to focus in school the next day. If you don't do it, you lose credit for the assignment, possibly fail the course, and still get yelled at.
15th Nov '16 8:33:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** "Are you embarrassed that you wet your pants today?" If yes, you admit to wetting your pants. If no, you're a weirdo who doesn't see anything embarrassing about pants-wetting.
15th Nov '16 7:43:54 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* This trope is a major reason why electoral reform in the UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem is such a frustratingly complicated issue to tackle. One of the strongest arguments against the proposed abolition of the Electoral College is that such a system would give a disproportionate amount of voting power to the most populous states in the Union, while rendering votes in smaller states effectively worthless, and implicitly encouraging Presidential candidates to ignore states with populations too small to affect election results. But one of the strongest arguments ''for'' abolishing the Electoral College is that most of those flaws are already present under the current system: so-called "swing states" (like Ohio and Florida) already have a highly disproportionate amount of voting power, while a huge portion of votes in solidly Democratic or Republican states are already effectively worthless, and candidates are already implicitly encouraged to ignore states that they have no realistic chance of winning; because of the realities of the "winner-take-all" system, ''all'' of a state's electoral votes go to the candidate with the majority of popular votes (no matter how slim their majority is), while votes for the opposing candidate are not factored into the count of electoral votes at all, and many states with solid track records of voting Democratic or Republican are virtually guaranteed to go to that party's nominee. In a nutshell: whether the United States chooses its Presidents through electoral vote or popular vote, some states will always hold more power than others, and some votes will have minimal effect on the overall results.
14th Nov '16 9:30:11 PM justpassingby
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** And then it happens in [[spoiler: Spirit of Justice where this time it was Apollo Justice against Phoenix Wright in a civil trial. Phoenix must have his clearly guilty client get ownership of the Orb. If Phoenix wins, Maya gets to be free but at the cost of Apollo having a strained working relationship with Phoenix. If Phoenix loses, something terrible will happen to Maya. Like before, Phoenix thought all hope was lost until Apollo reassured Phoenix that Maya is needed alive or else things won't go in the favor of Justice Minister Inga. Those two aside, there is Nahyuta. If Nahyuta rebels against the Fake Queen, terrible things will happen to Rayfa. If Nahyuta accepts which he did, his kingdom would go into even more chaos. And back to Phoenix again, it was during his tutorial. If Phoenix didn't intervene, his tour guide would be given the death penalty. If Phoenix intervenes, he can of course save his tour guide but if he lost, he will be given the death penalty alongside his tour guide due to the Defense Culpability Act.]]
12th Nov '16 7:56:53 AM WhosAsking
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** The GrandFinale of Battle City had something similar. Yami Marik had both Yugi and the true Marik's souls hostage; if Yami lost, Yugi would cease to exist (as would Yami, due to his bond with Yugi) while if Yami won, the same thing would happen to the true Marik. Even worse, Yami Marik does ''not'' have such a bond with his ''host'', and will actually benefit if the true Marik is gone. [[spoiler:While no third option is initially presented, one comes up when Rashid appears, [[FightingFromTheInside giving the true Marik a way to fight back]], and eventually regain control after Yami reduces his Life Points to only 1.]]

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** The GrandFinale of Battle City had something similar. Yami Marik had both Yugi and the true Marik's souls hostage; if Yami lost, Yugi would cease to exist (as would Yami, due to his bond with Yugi) while if Yami won, the same thing would happen to the true Marik. Even worse, Yami Marik does ''not'' have such a bond with his ''host'', and will actually benefit if the true Marik is gone. [[spoiler:While no third option is initially presented, one comes up when Rashid appears, [[FightingFromTheInside giving the true Marik a way to fight back]], and eventually regain control after Yami reduces his Life Points to only 1. Once in control, the true Marik surrenders, and since their roles have been switched, it's Yami Marik who ceases to exist.]]
9th Nov '16 6:17:47 AM Anodyne
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* ''[[Series/CarryOnLaughing Carry On Laughing!]]'': In "The Sobbing Cavalier", which is set in the [[UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar English Civil War]], the opening scene shows Sir Jethro reading messages sent by both the Cavaliers and the Roundheads, which both threaten death to anyone who supports the opposition.
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