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24th Apr '17 6:37:35 AM Sunflorazumarill
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** In Episode 6, you can choose to either accuse Stampy accused of being the [[BigBad White Pumpkin]] or not. If he's accused, [[spoiler: then Dan TDM will be killed by either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]]. If he's not accused, [[spoiler: then LD Shadow Lady will be killed by either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]].

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** In Episode 6, you can choose to either accuse Stampy accused of being the [[BigBad White Pumpkin]] or not. If he's accused, [[spoiler: then Dan TDM will be killed by either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]]. If he's not accused, [[spoiler: then LD Shadow Lady will be killed by either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]].


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' episode "Wish Fixers", Timmy goes to a "Wish Fixing" office run by the pixies HP and Sanderson in order to make more sensible wishes. Cosmo and Wanda have shock collars attached to them that zap them whenever Timmy makes an insensible wish, and they can only be zapped up to five times. Eventually, when Timmy decides to ask the pixies what wishes he's allowed to make, [[spoiler: he's presented with a so-called list of sensible wishes, which has only one wish listed; [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs "Wish Fairy World in control of the pixies."]] (sic) If Timmy makes the only "sensible" wish on the list, the pixies get Fairy World and Timmy loses Cosmo and Wanda in place of pixies. If he makes one more "insensible" wish, Cosmo and Wanda become dust and they get replaced by pixies. If he refuses to make a wish, Timmy has Cosmo and Wanda taken from him and replaced by pixies. Timmy manages to save Cosmo and Wanda by [[TakeAThirdOption wishing they were made of rubber, thus preventing them from being zapped]]]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Hero of the Year", [[spoiler: Robotnik traps Sonic's friends aboard Wes Weasly's yacht and tells Sonic that if doesn't come quietly, then he'll sink the yacht. After Sonic complies and is put into a bathysphere, Robotnik tells him that in order to prevent any of Sonic's friends from rescuing him, he'll sink the yacht.]]
20th Apr '17 2:32:32 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', this helps drive the robot Blunt's ZerothLawRebellion: since humans have self-destructive tendencies, being programmed both to ''protect'' humanity and to ''serve'' humanity leaves robots no tenable option.
18th Apr '17 6:44:03 PM LadyNorbert
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** In Episode 6, you can choose to either accuse Stampy accused of being the [[BigBad White Pumpkin]] or not. If he's accused, [[spoiler: then Dan TDM will die to either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]]. If he's not accused, [[spoiler: then LD Shadow Lady will die to either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]].

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** In Episode 6, you can choose to either accuse Stampy accused of being the [[BigBad White Pumpkin]] or not. If he's accused, [[spoiler: then Dan TDM will die to be killed by either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]]. If he's not accused, [[spoiler: then LD Shadow Lady will die to be killed by either a group of Spiders or the White Pumpkin]].


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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', there's a side quest in the Emerald Graves in which you recover evidence that the local KingOfTheHomeless is actually a displaced nobleman. You then must decide whether to give the evidence to him, in which case he destroys it, or to one of his followers, in which case his identity is revealed and he gets his inheritance but he's kind of miserable about it. There is absolutely no significant advantage or disadvantage to either choice.
14th Apr '17 12:24:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/{{X 1999}},'' the main character must choose between the Dragons of the Heaven and destroy the Earth, or the Dragons of the Earth and save the Earth. That is, between "saving the earth" and "saving humanity." If humanity is saved, Earth will become a barren wasteland. To save Earth, humanity has to be wiped out.\\
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Not having much inclination one way or the other, he chooses [[spoiler: the Dragons of the Earth, because his friend is the only thing he really cares about, and said friend would die if the Earth was destroyed. However, no matter what decision he made, his friend would become champion of the other set of dragons. Leading to ANOTHER Morton's Fork as he has to decide between killing said friend to fulfill his purpose...or get killed by that friend instead]].
* Just before the final match at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Piccolo has trapped Kami in a tiny jar and swallowed it. If Goku wants to release Kami, he'd need to rip Piccolo open to get it...but if Piccolo dies, so does Kami. Luckily, Piccolo himself provides a third solution- During the fight, he makes himself so big that Goku is able to leap down his throat and pull the jar out!

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* In ''Manga/{{X 1999}},'' the main character Kamui must choose between the Dragons of the Heaven Earth and destroy the Earth, Earth to cleanse it, or the Dragons of the Earth Heaven and save the Earth.Earth to preserve humanity. That is, between "saving the earth" and "saving humanity." If humanity is saved, Earth will become a barren wasteland. To save Earth, humanity has to be wiped out.\\
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Not having much inclination one way or the other, he chooses [[spoiler: the Dragons of the Earth, Heaven, because his friend is two friends (Fuuma and Kotori) are the only thing ones he really cares about, and said friend these two would die if the Earth was destroyed. However, no matter what decision he made, his friend Fuuma would become champion of the other set of dragons. dragons and Kotori would die, [[FaceHeelTurn which is]] [[KillTheCutie what happens]].]] Leading to ANOTHER Morton's Fork as he has to decide between [[spoiler: killing said his remaining friend Fuuma to fulfill his purpose...or get killed by Fuuma instead]]. In the movie [[spoiler: he chooses the Earth over Fuuma and kills him]], in the TV series [[spoiler: he chooses to let Fuuma kill him to deploy a ThanatosGambit that friend instead]].
ultimately ''[[DyingMomentOfAwesome saves Fuuma and the planet]]'']], and in the manga [[NoEnding no one knows what will happen.]]
* Just before the final match at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Piccolo has trapped Kami in a tiny jar and swallowed it. If Goku wants to release Kami, he'd need to rip Piccolo Piccolo's body open to get it...but if Piccolo dies, so does Kami. Luckily, Piccolo himself provides a third solution- solution - During the fight, he makes himself so big that Goku is able to leap down his throat and pull the jar out!
6th Apr '17 8:10:32 AM MyFinalEdits
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* This can occur in politics, where a person or piece of legislation is unpopular, but is disliked for different reasons. A very prominent example of this was DonaldTrump's attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. Republicans had hated the legislation ever since it was first proposed, and once they took a majority of Congress, they passed numerous bills to repeal the ACA, all of which were predictably vetoed by BarackObama. Once Trump was inaugurated, it seemed the perfect opportunity to follow through on something that had been promised for years, with the Congress and Presidency under Republican control, but they couldn't agree on the bill that was put forward. Moderate Republicans were spooked by how it would remove some provisions of the ACA that were popular with their constituents and cause 14 million people to lose their health insurance in the year after it was enacted, while right-wing Republicans [[KickTheDog didn't think it went far enough.]] In the end, [[EpicFail the bill was pulled before it even came to a vote]] once it was clear it wouldn't pass, and the Democrats [[PassThePopcorn just watched and smiled]].
6th Apr '17 7:43:00 AM Mr.Phorcys
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* Ottoman Sultan [[Cicinnatus Murad II]] was told by his son, Mehmed II, to come out of retirement. Murad refused. Mehmet replied, "If you are the Sultan, come and lead your armies. If I am the Sultan, I order you to lead my armies."

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* Ottoman Sultan [[Cicinnatus [[CiNcinnatus Murad II]] was told by his son, Mehmed II, to come out of retirement. Murad refused. Mehmet replied, "If you are the Sultan, come and lead your armies. If I am the Sultan, I order you to lead my armies."
6th Apr '17 5:39:35 AM Mr.Phorcys
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* Ottoman Sultan [[Cicinnatus Murad II]] was told by his son, Mehmed II, to come out of retirement. Murad refused. Mehmet replied, "If you are the Sultan, come and lead your armies. If I am the Sultan, I order you to lead my armies."
4th Apr '17 8:06:34 PM Sylderon
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* This can occur in politics, where a person or piece of legislation is unpopular, but is disliked for different reasons. A very prominent example of this was DonaldTrump's attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. Republicans had hated the legislation ever since it was first proposed, and once they took a majority of Congress, they passed numerous bills to repeal the ACA, all of which were predictably vetoed by BarackObama. Once Trump was inaugurated, it seemed the perfect opportunity to follow through on something that had been promised for years, with the Congress and Presidency under Republican control, but they couldn't agree on the bill that was put forward. Moderate Republicans were spooked by how it would remove some provisions of the ACA that were popular with their constituents and cause 14 million people to lose their health insurance in the year after it was enacted, while right-wing Republicans [[KickTheDog didn't think it went far enough.]] In the end, [[EpicFail the bill was pulled before it even came to a vote]] once it was clear it wouldn't pass, and the Democrats [[PassThePopcorn just watched and smiled]].
1st Apr '17 5:20:26 AM Hanz
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* ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' does this at the end of Episode Two. During the ending, you're given the choice of either saving either Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} or [[Comicbook/TwoFace Harvey Dent]], with the one you don't help out getting injured but still surviving. If you save Harvey, [[spoiler:he does not gain his trademark scars but still ends up developing a SplitPersonality and performs a FaceHeelTurn]].
30th Mar '17 6:01:09 PM Eddy1215
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' had the duo in one of these. A firefighting bear threatened to eat them if they brought fire into his forest. However, a lumberjack (whose fire they had put out after the initial encounter with the bear) threatened to chop them with his axe if they didn't bring him back replacement fire from a volcano in the woods. They managed to get out of it once they told the bear that the lumberjack was forcing them to bring fire into the woods. The bear then let them go and ate the lumberjack instead.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' had the duo in one of these. A firefighting bear threatened to eat them if they brought fire into his forest. However, a lumberjack (whose fire they had put out after the initial encounter with the bear) threatened to chop them with his axe if they didn't bring him back replacement fire from [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext a volcano in the woods.woods]]. They managed to get out of it once they told the bear that the lumberjack was forcing them to bring fire into the woods. The bear then let them go and ate the lumberjack instead.
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