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12th Aug '17 4:18:50 AM EnchantedSwan
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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', Aldaris [[spoiler: sends a fleet to Char, the planet that Tassadar was stranded on. To arrest him for, in short; disobeying orders and not purifying the infected Terran planets, not returning to Auir to be punished, demoted, and maybe executed; attempting to help his race and home world by allying with the Nerazim; whom the Conclave had exiled for "heretical powers born of darkness", and not returning to Auir after his ship was destroyed and he was marooned.]] The entire Conclave likely fits this trope, although Aldaris is the only Judicator you meet. Also, [[spoiler: the Confederacy when they arrested James Raynor for "destruction of Confederate property". The destroyed property? Infested Terran bases that were making more infested Terrans.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', Aldaris [[spoiler: sends a fleet to Char, the planet that Tassadar was stranded on. To arrest him for, in short; disobeying orders and not purifying the infected Terran planets, not returning to Auir Aiur to be punished, demoted, and maybe executed; attempting to help his race and home world by allying with the Nerazim; whom the Conclave had exiled for "heretical powers born of darkness", and not returning to Auir Aiur after his ship was destroyed and he was marooned.]] The entire Conclave likely fits this trope, although Aldaris is the only Judicator you meet. Also, [[spoiler: the Confederacy when they arrested James Raynor for "destruction of Confederate property". The destroyed property? Infested Terran bases that were making more infested Terrans.]]
11th Aug '17 9:56:00 PM wingedcatgirl
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* Go through anyone's mind in Psychonauts and you will find hundreds of these guys running around Censoring thoughts that should not be there. Normally, this is vital to the mental health of whoever owns the brain. But consider, technically ''you're'' not supposed to be in there either.

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* Go through anyone's mind in Psychonauts ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' and you will find hundreds of these guys running around Censoring thoughts that should not be there. Normally, this is vital to the mental health of whoever owns the brain. But consider, technically ''you're'' not supposed to be in there either.
17th Jul '17 1:29:13 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Early on in his career, Hitler would get around both the law and this trope by making intentionally vague orders to be interpreted in the harshest way possible, mostly as a way of [[VillainWithGoodPublicity downplaying his involvement]] in some of the Nazi-associated paramilitary groups' more violent doings. You can bet that if he wanted some Social Democrat or Communist "taken care of" he meant that he wanted that person to be shanked, or worse.

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* Early on in his career, Hitler would get around both the law and this trope by making intentionally vague orders to be interpreted in the harshest way possible, mostly as a way of [[VillainWithGoodPublicity downplaying his involvement]] involvement in some of the Nazi-associated paramilitary groups' more violent doings. You can bet that if he wanted some Social Democrat or Communist "taken care of" he meant that he wanted that person to be shanked, or worse.



* Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis became infamous because she was being obstructive for ''not'' doing her job. After the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the ruling by claiming [[TheFundamentalist it was a violation of her religious rights]]. She was sued to try and force her to issue licenses to gay couples, from which she repeatedly tried to fight by appealing to higher courts until she reached the Supreme Court. Despite this, she still banned her deputy clerks from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. This led to Davis being jailed for a number of days for violating a court order. Long story short, she will not personally issue same-sex marriage licenses but she isn't allowed to veto when they're issued.

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* Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis became infamous because she was being obstructive for ''not'' doing her job. After the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the ruling by claiming [[TheFundamentalist it was a violation of her religious rights]].rights. She was sued to try and force her to issue licenses to gay couples, from which she repeatedly tried to fight by appealing to higher courts until she reached the Supreme Court. Despite this, she still banned her deputy clerks from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. This led to Davis being jailed for a number of days for violating a court order. Long story short, she will not personally issue same-sex marriage licenses but she isn't allowed to veto when they're issued.
10th Jul '17 11:49:47 AM Nazetrime
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** The merchant ship in question unfortunately turns out to have been carrying, among other things, a sheltered FarmBoy turned unpaid kitchen aid eager to see other places than his home country, and who had just found out that he wouldn't be allowed to disembark once the ship reached its destination. The main cast finds this out the hard way upon opening one of their newly delivered food crates. They end up having to keep him with them because he's not immune to ThePlague, the Silent World is ridden with PlagueZombie monsters, and merely arranging for a proper transportation to come get him would take about at least half the time the expedition is supposed to last anyway. Add the twenty-something days the boat will need to get there, and the transportation might as well be used to pick up the whole expedition crew once their mission is complete.

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** The merchant ship in question unfortunately turns out to have been carrying, among other things, a sheltered FarmBoy turned unpaid kitchen aid eager to see other places than his home country, and who had just found out that he wouldn't be allowed to disembark once the ship reached its destination. The main cast finds this out the hard way upon opening one of their newly delivered food crates. They end up having to keep him with them because he's not immune to ThePlague, the Silent World is ridden with PlagueZombie monsters, and merely arranging for a proper transportation to come get him would take about at least half the time the expedition is supposed to last anyway. Add the twenty-something days the boat will need to get there, and the transportation might as well be used to pick up the whole expedition crew once their mission is complete.
8th Jul '17 6:22:46 AM Shadowgazer
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** But in other hand, fans of the movie point that the Ghostbusters were doing dangerous experiments, with nuclear technology and other stuff, their equipment could cause accidents at any moment and they admit it, and they don't seem to care for safety, Walter wanted to inspect the Ghostbusters HQ but Peter Venkman denied, and while Peck caused the explosion, the Ghostbusters are also to blame for building something that incredibly dangerous that only 3 people knew how to operate, the Nostalgia Critic talks about this at one of his videos.
** To be fair, Venkman pretty much stonewalled and insulted him for daring to want to inspect the admittedly experimental device they were using to contain the ghosts.
** Additionally, on their first case the flat out said their proton packs were unlicensed nuclear accelerators that they hadn't fully tested.
* U.S. Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. He knowingly concealed the fact that the aliens had visited Earth before, even after they became hostile and any information would have been immensely helpful. He only admits it after the first failed attack and David's father draws attention to the supposed "myth" of the Roswell crash. He wants to continue nuking the aliens even after the first attempt proves that their shields can resist the bombs. Then he has the gall to insist that David's plan, which he had demonstrated could actually work, is a bad idea and tries to talk the President out of it. At this point, the President gets tired of his crap and fires him.

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** But in on the other hand, fans of the movie point that the Ghostbusters were doing dangerous experiments, with nuclear technology and other stuff, their equipment could cause accidents at any moment and (on their first case they admit it, and flat out said their proton packs were unlicensed nuclear accelerators that they don't seem to care for safety, hadn't fully tested). Walter at first wanted to merely inspect the Ghostbusters HQ and didn't act like one but Peter Venkman denied, first stonewalled him and after a bit of weight-throwing and threatening outright denied his request, and while Peck caused later openly became one and did cause the explosion, explosion out of sheer personal pride and pettiness despite being warned by his technician that it was not a safe move, the Ghostbusters are also to blame for building something that incredibly dangerous that only 3 people knew how to operate, the Nostalgia Critic talks about this at one of his videos.
** To be fair, Venkman pretty much stonewalled and insulted him for daring to want to inspect the admittedly experimental device they were using to contain the ghosts.
** Additionally, on their first case the flat out said their proton packs were unlicensed nuclear accelerators that they hadn't fully tested.
* The U.S. Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. He knowingly concealed the fact that the aliens had visited Earth before, even after they became hostile and any information would have been immensely helpful. He only admits it after the first failed attack and David's father draws attention to the supposed "myth" of the Roswell crash. He wants to continue nuking the aliens even after the first attempt proves that their shields can resist the bombs. Then he has the gall to insist that David's plan, which he had demonstrated could actually work, is a bad idea and tries to talk the President out of it. At this point, the President gets tired of his crap and fires him.
8th Jul '17 2:24:17 AM Nazetrime
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** The merchant ship in question unfortunately turns out to have been carrying, among other things, a sheltered FarmBoy turned unpaid kitchen aid eager to see other places than his home country, and who had just found out that he wouldn't be allowed to disembark once the ship reached its destination. The main cast finds this out the hard way upon opening one of their newly delivered food crates. They end up having to keep him with them because he's not immune to ThePlague, the Silent World is ridden with PlagueZombie monsters, and merely arranging for a proper transportation to come get him would take about at least half the time the expedition is supposed to last anyway. Add the twenty-something days the boat will need to get there, and the transportation might as well be used to pick up the whole expedition crew once their mission is complete.
8th Jul '17 2:10:13 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': A couple plot elements hint that the type is still around in the AfterTheEnd Known World. It's unknown if this happens with everything, of if trips to the [[DeathWorld Silent World]] being involved make things more difficult.
** The main cast, who is on an expedition to explore the Silent World, runs out of food early because of an UnfortunateItemSwap while loading their supplies. The military base from which they departed could technically resupply them on the same day, but ''getting permission to do it'' is stated to take four weeks. This results in a member of MissionControl blackmailing the captain of merchant ship into doing it instead.
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1st Jul '17 3:45:04 PM Materioptikon
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* Henry Peter Gyrich ''again'' in ''FanFic/OriginStory''. He becomes obsessed with acquiring the eventual Superwoman as the government's attack dog, and authorizes several missions in a vain effort to capture or cow her. Fed up with Gyrich after several people nearly die in his attempts, Superwoman locates him in Washington, grabs him, [[spoiler:[[WhyDontYaJustShootHim and bodily hurls him into space]].]]
15th Jun '17 4:54:27 PM bfunc
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--->'''Number 1.0''': Don't quote me regulations! I co-chaired the committee that reviewed the recommendation to revise the color of the book that regulation's in. ''We kept it grey!''

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--->'''Number 1.0''': Don't quote me regulations! I co-chaired the committee that reviewed the recommendation to revise the color Hermes, you are ''technically'' correct. The '''best kind''' of the book that regulation's in. ''We kept it grey!''correct!
8th Jun '17 6:18:28 AM cdrood
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* An episode of ''Series/[[{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' saw Hawkeye and Trapper navigate up the ranks through a series of obstructive bureaucrats in an attempt to obtain a piece of medical equipment.

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* An episode of ''Series/[[{{Mash}} ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' saw Hawkeye and Trapper navigate up the ranks through a series of obstructive bureaucrats in an attempt to obtain a piece of medical equipment.
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