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8th Dec '17 6:59:07 PM Xtifr
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* ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross has the secret agent protagonist captured by the evil billionaire who's trying to resurrect a shoggoth. The next morning, he and his lovely CIA agent contact are treated to breakfast by the billionaire and his wife. Justified as [[spoiler: the billionaire has invoked the tropes of James Bond movies as a geas. He plans to keep the agent locked in the trope of the solitary agent going it alone against the megalomaniac until no one else can possibly intervene, at which point he breaks the geas, kills the agent, and takes over the world before anyone can stop him]].

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* ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'' by Creator/CharlesStross has the secret agent protagonist captured by the evil billionaire who's trying to resurrect a shoggoth. The next morning, he and his lovely CIA agent contact are treated to breakfast by the billionaire and his wife. Justified as [[spoiler: the billionaire has invoked the tropes of James Bond movies as a geas. He plans to keep the agent locked in the trope of the solitary agent going it alone against the megalomaniac until no one else can possibly intervene, at which point he breaks the geas, kills the agent, and takes over the world before anyone can stop him]].
29th Nov '17 2:00:03 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/YoungSherlockHolmes'': In ''Red Leech'', Duke Balthassar has Sherlock, Virginia and Matty sit down with for an meal which, for the most part, proceeds quite civilly as he attempts to find out how much they know about his scheme. After the meal, he orders them [[FedToTheBeast thrown to his Komodo dragons]].
11th Aug '17 3:34:16 PM Linda58
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** Leoben's revenge against Starbuck in the third season is quite a prolonged version of this trope.

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** Leoben's revenge against Starbuck in the third season is quite a prolonged version of this trope. Its creepy as hell.



** In season 5, when the team sits down to talk with Todd, he offers them a fruit bowl, saying that they picked it up on their travels and hoping that they're "as delicious as the farmers who grew them".
* During ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s "Year of Hell" episodes, the MadScientist villain Annorax captures Chakotay and Paris and subjects them to this. In an odd twist, the meal he serves them is made up of the last vestiges of [[RetGone the many civilizations he wiped out]].

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** In season 5, when the team sits down to talk with Todd, he offers them a fruit bowl, saying that they picked it up on their travels and hoping that they're "as "[[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor as delicious as the farmers who grew them".
them]]".
* During ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s "Year of Hell" episodes, the MadScientist villain Annorax captures Chakotay and Paris and subjects them to this. In an odd twist, the meal he serves them is made up of the last vestiges of [[RetGone the many civilizations he wiped out]]. The sheer number of the dishes on the table is a testament to how much he's done, and Paris is visibly sickened.
14th Jul '17 4:13:32 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** "Not [[{{Pun}} Meat Loaf]] again!"
13th Jul '17 12:44:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''Scorpia Rising'' has this with Razim. Razim does so because he wants to taunt Alex and Jack about defeating them as [[GenreSavvy "he won't make the same mistakes as others have".]] Just when it seems like this won't be case as Jack steals a knife from the table and uses it to escape, it turns out that was [[TheChessmaster also part of Razim's plan to send her into a trap.]]

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** ''Scorpia Rising'' has this with Razim. Razim does so because he wants to taunt Alex and Jack about defeating them as [[GenreSavvy [[TaughtByExperience "he won't make the same mistakes as others have".]] have"]]. Just when it seems like this won't be case as Jack steals a knife from the table and uses it to escape, it turns out that was [[TheChessmaster also part of Razim's plan to send her into a trap.]]
6th Jul '17 5:43:55 PM nombretomado
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* When Franchise/ProfessorLayton and Luke arrive at the big, ominous manor in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', [[spoiler:Anton]] has dinner and makes idle chit-chat with them before showing them to their rooms. He then ties them up in his basement.

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* When Franchise/ProfessorLayton and Luke arrive at the big, ominous manor in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', [[spoiler:Anton]] has dinner and makes idle chit-chat with them before showing them to their rooms. He then ties them up in his basement.
28th Jun '17 11:02:45 PM Scabbard
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* Subverted in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Although one of the most basic moral norms in the series' world is the "guest right" -- that no matter how much you want someone dead, if he eats bread and salt at your table, you must not harm him -- there is someone who doesn't care in the slightest about basic morality. Cue the Red Wedding, in which [[spoiler: no less than a viewpoint character is murdered by her brother's new father-in-law, immediately after watching her son and all his guard brutally killed.]]

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* Subverted in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Although one of the most basic moral norms in the series' world is the "guest right" -- that no matter how much you want someone dead, if he eats bread and salt at your table, you must not harm him -- there is someone who doesn't care in the slightest about basic morality. Cue the Red Wedding, in which [[spoiler: no less than a viewpoint character is murdered by her brother's new father-in-law, immediately after watching her son and all his guard guards brutally killed.]]
16th Jun '17 4:11:09 PM Gosicrystal
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* When ProfessorLayton and Luke arrive at the big, ominous manor in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', [[spoiler:Anton]] has dinner and makes idle chit-chat with them before showing them to their rooms. He then ties them up in his basement.

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* When ProfessorLayton Franchise/ProfessorLayton and Luke arrive at the big, ominous manor in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', [[spoiler:Anton]] has dinner and makes idle chit-chat with them before showing them to their rooms. He then ties them up in his basement.
31st May '17 4:29:12 PM Madrugada
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The hero may be provided with formal dining attire: a tux for the gent and [[GoGoEnslavement a good-looking, well-fitting dress]] for the lady, with [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe a bath if needed]]. This may explicitly be so the villain can ogle her. It will almost certainly be so that [[{{Fanservice}} the audience can watch her kick his butt]] [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery in said dress]] later. If the hero's family are present, this can lead to an amusing case of VillainOverForDinner.

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The hero may be provided with formal dining attire: a tux for the gent and [[GoGoEnslavement a good-looking, well-fitting dress]] for the lady, with [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe a bath if needed]].needed. This may explicitly be so the villain can ogle her. It will almost certainly be so that [[{{Fanservice}} the audience can watch her kick his butt]] [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery in said dress]] later. If the hero's family are present, this can lead to an amusing case of VillainOverForDinner.
20th May '17 3:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* Sort of used in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Halfway through the game, Emperor Gesthal invites the party to his castle to have a feast and reassures them that his kingdom is too ravaged from the Espers' attack to fight the party, so he wants to help them calm the Espers. He also tells the party that Kefka will be punished for his crimes. [[spoiler: This is just a big fat lie since later on, Kefka attacks a village to get more Espers and he meets up with Geshtal on the Floating Continent so they can get more power.]]
** Invoked in Final Fantasy XII when the new emperor of the Archadian Empire takes one of his new subjects out drinking. He's presumed to be a villain by the characters, but really is making a genuine effort to establish a personal relationship with his less than willing citizens.
* Spoofed in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines.'' When you've slogged your way through the SewerLevel and finally make it to the Nosferatu hideout, you make your way up to [[AffablyEvil Gary's]] room... where you see [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable a bunch of skeletons, dressed in suits, seated at a table with dead rats arranged on it]]. Gary claims he's having a wrap part for ''The Misfits''... "About forty years late". He may be genuine, or he may be just fucking with your head. Gary's like that.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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Sort of used in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Halfway through the game, Emperor Gesthal invites the party to his castle to have a feast and reassures them that his kingdom is too ravaged from the Espers' attack to fight the party, so he wants to help them calm the Espers. He also tells the party that Kefka will be punished for his crimes. [[spoiler: This is just a big fat lie since later on, Kefka attacks a village to get more Espers and he meets up with Geshtal on the Floating Continent so they can get more power.]]
** Invoked in Final Fantasy XII ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' when the new emperor of the Archadian Empire takes one of his new subjects out drinking. He's presumed to be a villain by the characters, but really is making a genuine effort to establish a personal relationship with his less than willing citizens.
* Spoofed in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines.''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines.'' When you've slogged your way through the SewerLevel and finally make it to the Nosferatu hideout, you make your way up to [[AffablyEvil Gary's]] room... where you see [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable a bunch of skeletons, dressed in suits, seated at a table with dead rats arranged on it]]. Gary claims he's having a wrap part for ''The Misfits''... "About forty years late". He may be genuine, or he may be just fucking with your head. Gary's like that.
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