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27th May '15 12:34:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''[[PokemonSpecial Pokemon Gold/Silver]]'' manga, a part at the beginning of the game -- where the player is asked to give the name of his rival by reporting it to the police (in the original, he tells you his name for no reason; in the DS remakes, the PlayerCharacter gets a look at his trainer card) -- is portrayed as Gold misleading the police so he can take the rival down himself.

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* In the ''[[PokemonSpecial ''[[Manga/PokemonSpecial Pokemon Gold/Silver]]'' manga, a part at the beginning of the game -- where the player is asked to give the name of his rival by reporting it to the police (in the original, he tells you his name for no reason; in the DS remakes, the PlayerCharacter gets a look at his trainer card) -- is portrayed as Gold misleading the police so he can take the rival down himself.



* In ''DeathWishII'', Paul Kersey tells the police he didn't get a good look at the people who attacked him and killed his daughter and housekeeper. He then goes out and [[spoiler:hunts down every last unrepentant piece of garbage involved in the attack]].
* At the end of ''TheDeparted'', [[spoiler:Dignam keeps mum about what he knows, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and just shoots Sullivan]]]].

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* In ''DeathWishII'', ''Film/DeathWishII'', Paul Kersey tells the police he didn't get a good look at the people who attacked him and killed his daughter and housekeeper. He then goes out and [[spoiler:hunts down every last unrepentant piece of garbage involved in the attack]].
* At the end of ''TheDeparted'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', [[spoiler:Dignam keeps mum about what he knows, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and just shoots Sullivan]]]].






* In ''MaxPayne2'', one of the graphic-novel cutscenes has Max contemplating this, but he ultimately decides to come clean. Sort of.

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* In ''MaxPayne2'', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne'', one of the graphic-novel cutscenes has Max contemplating this, but he ultimately decides to come clean. Sort of.


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3rd Apr '14 9:14:54 PM Aiguille
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* ''{{Dexter}}'', being a SerialKillerKiller who is also a detective, will often falsify, lie about and steal evidence so that criminals go free, and he can enjoy murdering them later.

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* ''{{Dexter}}'', ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', being a SerialKillerKiller who is also a detective, will often falsify, lie about and steal evidence so that criminals go free, and he can enjoy murdering them later.
7th Nov '13 7:12:24 PM babyhenchy1
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* In an episode of ''BreakingBad''. Tio Salamanca goes in to testify against Jesse, but he doesn't actually tell the cops anything.

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* In an episode of ''BreakingBad''.''Series/BreakingBad''. Tio Salamanca goes in to testify against Jesse, but he doesn't actually tell the cops anything.
21st Jun '13 11:36:51 PM ricjac
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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "Dungaree Justice", a female sailor passed out in a bar and at closing time, the owner helped her out to her car. When she woke up, she discovered that she had been raped. Some of her shipmates decide to exact vengeance on the bar owner, who they assumed to be the perpetrator. However the bar owner is proven to be medically impotent. The real perpetrator turns out to be one of the shipmates who didnít like having females serving in the navy.
21st Apr '13 1:37:16 PM Viira
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* In ''MassEffect2'', Cerberus feeds the authorities false information on at least one and probably multiple occasions to give Shepard a chance to get in and investigate sensitive situations before anyone else shows up.

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* In ''MassEffect2'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Cerberus feeds the authorities false information on at least one and probably multiple occasions to give Shepard a chance to get in and investigate sensitive situations before anyone else shows up.
13th Mar '13 12:02:20 PM Austin
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* In the ''{{Pokemon}} Gold/Silver'' manga, a part at the beginning of the game -- where the player is asked to give the name of his rival by reporting it to the police (in the original, he tells you his name for no reason; in the DS remakes, the PlayerCharacter gets a look at his trainer card) -- is portrayed as Gold misleading the police so he can take the rival down himself.

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* In the ''{{Pokemon}} Gold/Silver'' ''[[PokemonSpecial Pokemon Gold/Silver]]'' manga, a part at the beginning of the game -- where the player is asked to give the name of his rival by reporting it to the police (in the original, he tells you his name for no reason; in the DS remakes, the PlayerCharacter gets a look at his trainer card) -- is portrayed as Gold misleading the police so he can take the rival down himself.
5th Jan '13 4:29:27 AM Austin
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* This is Dimity's working hypothesis to explain the villagers' behaviour after the malicious Prunella Hooper is found dead in ''Aunt Dimity: Detective'':

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* This is Dimity's working hypothesis to explain the villagers' behaviour after the malicious Prunella Hooper is found dead in ''Aunt Dimity: ''AuntDimity: Detective'':
4th Dec '12 8:47:29 PM Tarlonniel
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* In ''Film/DeathSentence'', the protagonist manages to get a good look at the man who killed his son but decides to drop the charges when he discovers that he would only get 3 to 5 years of prison, with the aim of killing him himself. [[ItGotWorse This backfires badly]].

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* In ''Film/DeathSentence'', the protagonist manages to get a good look at the man who killed his son but decides to drop the charges when he discovers that he would only get 3 to 5 years of prison, with the aim of killing him himself. [[ItGotWorse This backfires badly]].badly.
26th Oct '12 3:32:40 AM erforce
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* In ''StopOrMyMomWillShoot'', the titular mom is not telling all the details so that her son can investigate.

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* In ''StopOrMyMomWillShoot'', ''Film/StopOrMyMomWillShoot'', the titular mom is not telling all the details so that her son can investigate.



* In ''DeathSentence'', the protagonist manages to get a good look at the man who killed his son but decides to drop the charges when he discovers that he would only get 3 to 5 years of prison, with the aim of killing him himself. [[ItGotWorse This backfires badly]].

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* In ''DeathSentence'', ''Film/DeathSentence'', the protagonist manages to get a good look at the man who killed his son but decides to drop the charges when he discovers that he would only get 3 to 5 years of prison, with the aim of killing him himself. [[ItGotWorse This backfires badly]].
25th Oct '12 7:13:04 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''DeathWishII'', Paul Kersey tells the police he didn't get a good look at the people who attacked him and killed his daughter and housekeeper. He then goes out and [[spoiler:hunts down every last [[CompleteMonster unrepentant piece of garbage]] involved in the attack]].

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* In ''DeathWishII'', Paul Kersey tells the police he didn't get a good look at the people who attacked him and killed his daughter and housekeeper. He then goes out and [[spoiler:hunts down every last [[CompleteMonster unrepentant piece of garbage]] garbage involved in the attack]].
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