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21st Jan '16 8:04:42 PM Adept
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* Kurumi attempts this in HaouAiren, on behalf of [[spoiler: Reilan]] when [[spoiler: Hakuron decides to shoot her dead for ''settuing Kurumi up to be gangraped''.]] [[spoiler: To say it fails is, well, an UnderStatement.]]

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* Kurumi attempts this in HaouAiren, ''Manga/HaouAiren'', on behalf of [[spoiler: Reilan]] when [[spoiler: Hakuron decides to shoot her dead for ''settuing ''setting Kurumi up to be gangraped''.]] [[spoiler: To say it fails is, well, an UnderStatement.]]
17th Jan '16 7:16:54 PM eroock
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6th Jan '16 4:46:49 PM Paranoia
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* StarTrekDeepSpaceNine has an example during [[spoiler: the Dominion's occupation of the station.]] Dukat's (naive) daughter comes to him looking for a pardon for a friend caught trying to commit sabotage on a military base. Despite a full pardon for an enemy saboteur during a war being a relatively ''outlandish'' request (which she can't seem to grasp), Dukat's reaction (criminals are enemies of the state, they never deserve mercy) finally convinces her he really is one of the bad guys.
20th Dec '15 9:25:00 PM chicagomel
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* In ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', Lila begs Moses for mercy for Joshua after he struck an Egyptian overseer while trying to save Moses' mother (though he didn't know it yet) from being killed.
16th Dec '15 10:38:16 AM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Clarke begs Lexa, the Commander of the Grounders, to spare Finn's life. [[spoiler:Lexa refuses.]]
15th Nov '15 11:14:29 AM nombretomado
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* Hermione did this in ''RomeoXJuliet'' to stop Laertes Montague from taking Romeo's CoolHorse Ciel away. Even more so, the reason why father and son are verbally fighting is because [[StoodUp he didn't meet up with Hermione]] for the Rose Festival (and unbeknownst to the others, he was with Juliet); Hermione still defended Romeo and managed to calm Laertes down.

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* Hermione did this in ''RomeoXJuliet'' ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' to stop Laertes Montague from taking Romeo's CoolHorse Ciel away. Even more so, the reason why father and son are verbally fighting is because [[StoodUp he didn't meet up with Hermione]] for the Rose Festival (and unbeknownst to the others, he was with Juliet); Hermione still defended Romeo and managed to calm Laertes down.
13th Nov '15 9:21:57 AM FF32
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* In first episode of ''{{Blackadder}} II'', Blackadder becomes Lord High Executioner and kills one of the prisoners early so he can have the day off. After he's done that, the man's brother successfully convinces Queen Elizabeth to let him (the executed prisoner) off the hook. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:[[BumblingSidekick Baldrick]] killed the wrong guy by mistake.]]

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* In first episode of ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II'', Blackadder becomes Lord High Executioner and kills one of the prisoners early so he can have the day off. After he's done that, the man's brother successfully convinces Queen Elizabeth to let him (the executed prisoner) off the hook. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:[[BumblingSidekick Baldrick]] killed the wrong guy by mistake.]]
14th Sep '15 10:02:24 AM babyhenchy1
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** Her mother, Catelyn, did this many years before on behalf of Petyr Baelish, after he fought a duel and got curb-stomped by her betrothed, Brandon Stark, for her hand in marriage. [[spoiler:Years later, this bit the entire kingdom in the ass]].
12th Sep '15 3:20:11 PM Arrowhead
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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare was quite fond of this trope. In ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar,'' the conspirators plead for their friend to be pardoned just before they assassinate Caesar. (And Caesar gives a ridiculously arrogant speech claiming that he is so god-like as to be above pity... presumably to remove whatever sympathy the audience have for him and prepare them for his violent death.) In ''Henry V'' it is {{Inverted}}: the conspirators against Henry argue ''against'' mercy for an enemy of the king, so that when he reveals their guilt Henry takes immense delight in telling them that [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor they have convinced him that mercy is a bad idea.]]

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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare was quite fond of this trope. trope.
** In ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure,'' aspiring nun Isabella goes to Angelo - the temporary ruler of Vienna - to beg for her brother Claudio to be spared a death sentence for violating an old blue law decreeing death for any man who impregnates a woman out of wedlock. Angelo's offer to spare Claudio in exchange for Isbella's virginity fuels the main plot of the play.
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In ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar,'' the conspirators plead for their friend to be pardoned just before they assassinate Caesar. (And Caesar gives a ridiculously arrogant speech claiming that he is so god-like as to be above pity... presumably to remove whatever sympathy the audience have for him and prepare them for his violent death.) )
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In ''Henry V'' it is {{Inverted}}: the conspirators against Henry argue ''against'' mercy for an enemy of the king, so that when he reveals their guilt Henry takes immense delight in telling them that [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor they have convinced him that mercy is a bad idea.]]
15th Jul '15 3:50:22 PM Jake
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[spoiler:Severus Snape tried to do this in regards to [[TheLostLenore Lily Evans]] after she became [[BigBad Lord Voldemort's]] primary target (along with her husband and son).]] [[spoiler: It didn't work, although it should be noted that Voldemort would have been willing to spare her for Snape if she had just let him murder her baby.]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[spoiler:Severus Snape tried to do this in regards to [[TheLostLenore Lily Evans]] after she became [[BigBad Lord Voldemort's]] primary target (along with her husband and son).]] [[spoiler: It didn't work, although it should be noted that Voldemort would have been willing to spare her for Snape if she had just let him murder her baby. [[TheSociopath This is his idea of an honest, good-faith attempt to keep his end of the bargain]].]]



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' have feudal relationships as one of background themes, so this situation appeared too. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030115 Agatha begs the Baron to spare Dr. Beetle]]. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090429 Zola begs Agatha to spare Gil]] (her only really nice moment). Both attempts were rather meaningless, though.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' have feudal relationships as one of background themes, so this situation appeared too. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030115 Agatha begs the Baron to spare Dr. Beetle]]. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090429 Zola begs Agatha to spare Gil]] (her only really nice moment). Both attempts were [[SubvertedTrope Not that either attempt was really necessary]]; the Baron considered Beetle too useful to execute even if he ''had'' committed treason (and was rather meaningless, though.annoyed when Gil ended up semi-accidentally killing Beetle in self-defence) and Gil is Agatha's LOveInterest.
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