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24th Jul '17 10:57:40 PM Hanz
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', a drunk douchebag tries to sexually harass a woman. Fortunately for her, you happen to be passing by and stop him. ''Un''fortunately for you, said douchebag has more pull with the police than you and promptly has you arrested for assault, expelled from your high school, and forced to move away to serve a year of probation.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', a drunk douchebag tries to sexually harass a woman. Fortunately for her, you happen to be passing by and stop him. ''Un''fortunately for you, said douchebag has more pull with the police than you and promptly has you arrested for assault, expelled from your high school, and forced to move away to serve a year of probation. Many of the villains in the game are people who get away with misdeeds due to their connections, all the way up to [[spoiler:Masayoshi Shido, a candidate for Prime Minister and the aforementioned drunken douchebag who gave your protagonist such grief in the first place.]]
21st Jul '17 3:15:43 PM JackG
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* In the Australian series ''Halifax f.p.'', a detective working an interstate case is threatened with damage to his career by a local politician. When the detective points out that he's not even from that state, the politician indicates the club they're standing in, and talks of how politicians from all over the country pass through the club when visiting his state, and how politics is all about working these connections...
15th Jul '17 9:24:31 PM rjd1922
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* During the Ocean Marketing fiasco, Paul Christoforo tried to do this by listing PAX, E3, Germany the convention, the mayor of Boston, and many more as people who would back him. It backfired when [[PennyArcade Mike Krahulik]], the co-founder and organizer of PAX, got involved in the situation, and told Christoforo to get lost.

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* During the Ocean Marketing fiasco, Paul Christoforo tried to do this by listing PAX, E3, Germany the convention, the mayor of Boston, and many more as people who would back him. It backfired when [[PennyArcade [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Mike Krahulik]], the co-founder and organizer of PAX, got involved in the situation, and told Christoforo to get lost.
11th Jul '17 10:21:37 AM gb00393
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* Subverted in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' "Walk of Punishment" when Ser Jaime of the wealthy and powerful House Lannister tries to bribe Locke into releasing him. Locke gives Jaime a well-deserved TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, mocking him for acting as if he's better than others and in control, when in fact nearly all of his influence and power comes from his father, and that when separated from him Jaime is helpless and should talk more wisely. [[spoiler:To emphasize his point, he then lops off Jaime's hand.]]

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* Subverted in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' "Walk of Punishment" when ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ser Jaime and Tyrion of the wealthy and powerful House Lannister get by on Tywin's and Cersei's reputation as well as their family's gold. Subverted in "Walk of Punishment" when Jaime tries to bribe Locke into releasing him. Locke gives Jaime a well-deserved TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, mocking him for acting as if he's better than others and in control, when in fact nearly all of his influence and power comes from his father, and that when separated from him Jaime is helpless and should talk more wisely. [[spoiler:To emphasize his point, he then lops off Jaime's hand.]]
12th Jun '17 2:14:39 AM Vir
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A favored technique of the [[OverlordJr son of the willain]].

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A favored technique of the [[OverlordJr son of the willain]].
villain]].
4th Jun '17 5:37:34 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/BurntByTheSun''. A general being arrested by the NKVD rattles off Joseph Stalin's personal phone number. The secret policeman squirm in their seats, but when he goes to leave the car inflict a brutal beating.

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* Averted in ''Film/BurntByTheSun''. A general After being arrested by the NKVD NKVD, Colonel Kotov rattles off Joseph Stalin's personal phone number. The secret policeman squirm in their seats, but when he goes to leave the car inflict a brutal beating.
4th Jun '17 5:35:36 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/BurntByTheSun''. A general being arrested by the NKVD rattles off Joseph Stalin's personal phone number. The secret policeman squirm in their seats, but when he goes to leave the car inflict a brutal beating.
* In the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies, a politician pulls this stunt on Hooks to get out of a parking ticket, thinking he can easily intimidate the squeaky-voiced policewoman. He discovers that BewareTheQuietOnes applies instead when she hits him with a bunch of additional charges.
1st May '17 10:30:05 PM ScottMarshall
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* [[AllThereInTheManual Reference material]] for ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' reveals that the [[LegacyCharacter first]] Sir Topham Hatt, Baronet, had this. He was an engineer in his own right, before becoming director of the entire North Western region. He knew Sir William Stanier and Sir Nigel Gresley, both among the most famous locomotive engineers the world had ever seen. His good standing with them ensured Gordon was purchased, and Henry was rebuilt, to give his railway the powerhouses it needed.
14th Apr '17 2:22:19 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* [[AlphaBitch Chloé]] from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' can get away with almost anything since her dad is the mayor.
8th Apr '17 10:10:15 PM infernape612
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A Favored technique of the [[OverlordJr son of the Villain]].

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A Favored favored technique of the [[OverlordJr son of the Villain]].
willain]].
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