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28th Apr '16 7:03:15 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Violet says this to Count Olaf in the first book when she learns he captured her baby sister Sunny in a bird cage and dangled her from the window of his tower. Count Olaf's response is "Anything? Would you consider marrying me during the play tomorrow?"

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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Violet says this to Count Olaf in the first book when she learns he captured her baby sister Sunny in a bird cage and dangled her from the window of his tower. Count Olaf's response is "Anything? Would you consider marrying me during the play tomorrow?"
24th Mar '16 2:18:52 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', [[spoiler:Dae-su Oh begs his former captor not to tell Mi-do that he is her father, offering to be his dog. He ends up cutting his tongue out, which works.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'', [[spoiler:Dae-su Oh begs his former captor not to tell Mi-do that he is her father, offering to be his dog. He ends up cutting his tongue out, which works.]]
18th Mar '16 4:10:25 PM nombretomado
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* A very {{squick}}y version occurs in ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', in which an ''underaged'' cub [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lea/Raya]] offered herself as a bride to the ''adult'' lion [=BuBu=], in hopes of making him spare [[BadassInDistress Kimba]]. Even [[SmugSnake Totto, Bubu's advisor]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards seemed appalled by this]].
* Guaranteed to make Yuuko's ears perk in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''XxxHolic''. Lampshaded in one instance of the latter; Yuuko warns a customer desperate to [[spoiler: have a magical photograph that shows her pushing another woman off a cliff destroyed]] that "one shouldn't say 'I'll pay anything' quite so easily." The customer insists, and so Yuuko grants her wish and names her price: [[spoiler: the customer must never allow her image to be recorded on any kind of media ever again, or else her victim and crime will also appear in the recording. In today's society, with the prevalence of camera phones, security cameras, live TV broadcasts, and the like, she's essentially doomed herself to solitary house arrest for the rest of her life.]]

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* A very {{squick}}y version occurs in ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'', in which an ''underaged'' cub [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lea/Raya]] offered herself as a bride to the ''adult'' lion [=BuBu=], in hopes of making him spare [[BadassInDistress Kimba]]. Even [[SmugSnake Totto, Bubu's advisor]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards seemed appalled by this]].
* Guaranteed to make Yuuko's ears perk in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''XxxHolic''.''Manga/XxxHolic''. Lampshaded in one instance of the latter; Yuuko warns a customer desperate to [[spoiler: have a magical photograph that shows her pushing another woman off a cliff destroyed]] that "one shouldn't say 'I'll pay anything' quite so easily." The customer insists, and so Yuuko grants her wish and names her price: [[spoiler: the customer must never allow her image to be recorded on any kind of media ever again, or else her victim and crime will also appear in the recording. In today's society, with the prevalence of camera phones, security cameras, live TV broadcasts, and the like, she's essentially doomed herself to solitary house arrest for the rest of her life.]]
18th Feb '16 4:00:18 PM Monolaf317
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* If a girl ever says this in a hentai doujin, expect live eels or an enema kit to show up by the next page, if not the next ''panel''.

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* %%* If a girl ever says this in a hentai doujin, expect live eels or an enema kit to show up by the next page, if not the next ''panel''.


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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Young Haruka begs this to her mother in an attempt to get the latter [[PleaseDontLeaveMe to not leave the former.]] [[KickTheDog Kumiko pushes Haruka onto the ground,]] [[IHaveNoSon tells her that she wishes she never gave birth to her,]] [[TearJerker and leaves her anyway.]]
23rd Jan '16 6:41:47 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/XMen villain [[KillerRobot Nimrod]] was badly damaged and needed to be repaired. In one alternate future, it attacked the home of {{Storm}} and [[GadgeteerGenius Forge]] (who are married with two kids in this timeline). After killing Storm, it threatened to kill her and Forge's daughter. Forge tearfully begged Nimrod to spare her, promising that he would do anything. "Anything" in this case being full repairs. Present-day Forge, watching these events, is horrified that his future self aided Nimrod but acknowledges that if his daughter were threatened like that he would have done the same thing.

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* Franchise/XMen villain [[KillerRobot Nimrod]] was badly damaged and needed to be repaired. In one alternate future, it attacked the home of {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} and [[GadgeteerGenius Forge]] (who are married with two kids in this timeline). After killing Storm, it threatened to kill her and Forge's daughter. Forge tearfully begged Nimrod to spare her, promising that he would do anything. "Anything" in this case being full repairs. Present-day Forge, watching these events, is horrified that his future self aided Nimrod but acknowledges that if his daughter were threatened like that he would have done the same thing.
16th Jan '16 9:17:55 AM Dravencour
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* AbusiveParents (and spouses) are often so hard on their children/spouses for the littlest of screw-ups that they may display this behavior, even with others outside of the abuser. This is due to being conditioned to the idea that every mistake they make is their fault, and that the only response will be DisproportionateRetribution. People unaware of the victim's situation will often be confused, worried, or feel as if they constantly have to reassure the victim that they are alright, and nobody is mad at them.

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* AbusiveParents (and spouses) are often so hard on their children/spouses for the littlest of screw-ups that they may display this behavior, even with others outside of the abuser. This is due to being conditioned to into the idea that every mistake they make is their fault, and that the only response will be DisproportionateRetribution. People unaware of the victim's situation will often be confused, worried, or feel as if they constantly have to reassure the victim that they are alright, and nobody is mad at them.
16th Jan '16 9:15:42 AM Dravencour
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If the other is ready to listen, expect to be ''doing'' anything. A particularly cruel villain will take the pleading character at their word, extort something out of them [[LeonineContract that they'd never agree to otherwise]], and then [[DidYouActuallyBelieve gloat]] and [[ILied commit the atrocity anyway.]] Hope against hope that it won't cross over into ScarpiaUltimatum territory.

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If the other is ready to listen, expect to be ''doing'' anything. A particularly cruel villain will take the pleading character at their word, extort something out of them [[LeonineContract that they'd never agree to otherwise]], and then [[DidYouActuallyBelieve gloat]] and [[ILied commit the atrocity anyway.]] Hope against hope that it won't cross over into ScarpiaUltimatum or even worse territory.
1st Jan '16 7:06:54 AM rusalka95
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* Leonora in ''IlTrovatore'' offers herself to the Conte Di Luna in exchange for her beloved Manrico's life. [[spoiler: But, little does Di Luna know, Leonora ingests poison after he agrees. So, by the time Manrico has been set free, she remain faithful to him forever in death.]]
25th Dec '15 6:51:00 PM nombretomado
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* In an issue of ''Tales Of Suspense'', CaptainAmerica tells the ComicBook/RedSkull that he will do ''anything'' Red Skull wants if he refrains from destroying all of the U.S.'s major cities with a gigantic energy weapon. Red Skull makes Cap promise to serve him for 24 hours, [[WillNotTellALie which Cap does]] (It was the SilverAge). Cue Red Skull gloating about it on TV and the Marvel Earth citizens, fickle morons that they are, screaming for Cap's blood.

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* In an issue of ''Tales Of Suspense'', CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica tells the ComicBook/RedSkull that he will do ''anything'' Red Skull wants if he refrains from destroying all of the U.S.'s major cities with a gigantic energy weapon. Red Skull makes Cap promise to serve him for 24 hours, [[WillNotTellALie which Cap does]] (It was the SilverAge).UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}). Cue Red Skull gloating about it on TV and the Marvel Earth citizens, fickle morons that they are, screaming for Cap's blood.
23rd Nov '15 10:32:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Bent}} Max's general {{plan}} of escape from a concentration camp seems to be ''whatever'' it takes.

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* In {{Bent}} ''Film/{{Bent}}'' Max's general {{plan}} of escape from a concentration camp seems to be ''whatever'' it takes.



* In ''ANewHope'' Grand Moff Tarkin orders the Death Star to blow up Alderaan, invoking this trope to the captured Princess Leia in order to get her to reveal the location of the rebel base in exchange for sparing her home world. Leia gives up a location, but Tarkin orders Alderaan destroyed anyway.

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* In ''ANewHope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' Grand Moff Tarkin orders the Death Star to blow up Alderaan, invoking this trope to the captured Princess Leia in order to get her to reveal the location of the rebel base in exchange for sparing her home world. Leia gives up a location, but Tarkin orders Alderaan destroyed anyway.
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