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26th Nov '16 9:02:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HowIKilledYourMaster'' - "It is simple, Chan Sen. You can kill me and avenge your master, or you can listen to me and surpass him.

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* ''HowIKilledYourMaster'' ''Webcomic/HowIKilledYourMaster'' - "It is simple, Chan Sen. You can kill me and avenge your master, or you can listen to me and surpass him.
14th Nov '16 2:46:10 PM tromag
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* A version is described in BurnNotice. Michael (in narration) says that someone who's trained in withstanding interrogation won't clam up. Instead, he'll talk incessantly, never revealing anything important, but always sounding like there will be a point at the end of the story. This supposedly interferes with any techniques the interrogators might use (since they don't want to interrupt a guy who might be about to confess) and frustrates the captors far more than the prisoner.
11th Nov '16 10:28:02 PM Totema
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* In Part 2 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[GuileHero Joseph]] pulls this on the super-vampires Wham and ACDC, appealing to their ProudWarriorRaceGuy nature by convincing them that it would be more fun to let him live for a month so he can perfect his [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Ripple technique]] and fight them again.

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* In Part 2 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[GuileHero Joseph]] pulls this on the super-vampires Wham and ACDC, appealing to their ProudWarriorRaceGuy nature by convincing them that it would be more fun to let him live for a month so he can perfect his [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Ripple technique]] and fight them again. They oblige... by making the future encounter mandatory by the way of a PoisonAndCureGambit.
6th Oct '16 7:46:49 AM erforce
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* This trope is practically Captain Jack Sparrow's ''modus operandi'' in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. In the first movie, he successfully uses it ''twice'' on Captain Barbossa and crew, and he goes on to use it (still successfully) against Davy Jones, Beckett, and on his own crew in the sequels.

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* This trope is practically Captain Jack Sparrow's ''modus operandi'' in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first movie, movie]], he successfully uses it ''twice'' on Captain Barbossa and crew, and he goes on to use it (still successfully) against Davy Jones, Beckett, and on his own crew in the sequels.
30th Sep '16 9:21:13 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Parodied by ''BobTheAngryFlower'' when Bob persuades the Daleks to interrogate him inside an exclusive members-only club that he had been trying to get into for some time.

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*** Parodied by ''BobTheAngryFlower'' ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'' when Bob persuades the Daleks to interrogate him inside an exclusive members-only club that he had been trying to get into for some time.
9th Jul '16 11:54:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Web of Shadows'' puts a spin on it by having TheStarscream Roodaka do one on behalf of the heroes, arguing that a spectacular execution would enhance Sidorak's reputation better than [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Just Shooting Them]]. Admittedly, she only wanted them killed ''differently'' for the purposes of her own schemes, but the effect is the same as it gave the Rahaga time to stage a rescue.



* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Web of Shadows'' puts a spin on it by having TheStarscream Roodaka do one on behalf of the heroes, arguing that a spectacular execution would enhance Sidorak's reputation better than [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Just Shooting Them]]. Admittedly, she only wanted them killed ''differently'' for the purposes of her own schemes, but the effect is the same as it gave the Rahaga time to stage a rescue.
17th Jun '16 9:22:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In "The Squire of Gothos", Kirk convinces Trelane to spare him because it would be more fun to [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame Hunt The Most Dangerous Game]].

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** In "The Squire of Gothos", Kirk convinces Trelane to spare him because it would be more fun to [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame Hunt The Most Dangerous Game]]. In this case, however, Kirk's actual intent is to buy time to radio ''The Enterprise'' to [[TheMenFirst tell them to flee while Trelane is distracted.]]
16th Jun '16 4:03:36 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Huddie William "Lead Belly" Ledbetter [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22868_6-famous-people-who-used-to-be-straight-up-criminals_p2.html successfully convinced the state governor to release him from prison with a song]]. ''Twice.''
17th May '16 1:29:16 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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This trope can run several ways. In the most tragic versions, "Scheherezade" wins only a few more minutes of life -- or her request is ignored entirely and she is killed on the spot. Other times, as in the original, her captor [[LimaSyndrome decides she is worth sparing and releases her]]. A third option is that Scheherezade stalls for time long enough to escape, turn the tables on her enemy, or be rescued by TheCavalry.

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This trope can run several ways. In the most tragic versions, "Scheherezade" wins only a few more minutes of life -- or her request is ignored entirely and she is killed on the spot. Other times, as in the original, her captor [[LimaSyndrome decides she is worth sparing and releases her]].her (a bit a la LimaSyndrome). A third option is that Scheherezade stalls for time long enough to escape, turn the tables on her enemy, or be rescued by TheCavalry.
17th May '16 1:28:13 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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This trope can run several ways. In the most tragic versions, "Scheherezade" wins only a few more minutes of life -- or her request is ignored entirely and she is killed on the spot. Other times, as in the original, her captor decides she is worth sparing and releases her. A third option is that Scheherezade stalls for time long enough to escape, turn the tables on her enemy, or be rescued by TheCavalry.

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This trope can run several ways. In the most tragic versions, "Scheherezade" wins only a few more minutes of life -- or her request is ignored entirely and she is killed on the spot. Other times, as in the original, her captor [[LimaSyndrome decides she is worth sparing and releases her.her]]. A third option is that Scheherezade stalls for time long enough to escape, turn the tables on her enemy, or be rescued by TheCavalry.
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