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13th Jun '16 4:49:27 PM StarSword
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* "Fanfic/HeisheRinanovai": The Federation ambassador is willing to let Jethro Wisniewski be tried under Romulan law as long as the death penalty is taken off the table. Praetor Velal initially refuses, but then Ambassador Rama offers to help Velal get sanctions relief past the Federation Council.
8th Jun '16 7:19:10 AM RobTan
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* Landry in ''Series/FridayNightLights'' is a cop's son, and therefore, when he [[spoiler:confesses to murder]], the police are visibly trying to find a way to avoid prosecuting him. Even in his interview, the detective almost desperately tries to coach him into setting up his defence, and when his dad arrives, they let him go and ultimateky fail to file charges.

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* Landry in ''Series/FridayNightLights'' is a cop's son, and therefore, when he [[spoiler:confesses to murder]], the police are visibly trying to find a way to avoid prosecuting him. Even in his interview, the detective almost desperately tries to coach him into setting up his defence, and when his dad arrives, they let him go and ultimateky ultimately fail to file charges.
17th May '16 8:02:33 PM randomtroper89
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* In the first few episodes of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Helmeppo can do whatever he likes because his father, Axe-Hand Morgan, runs the town. Morgan actually hates his son, but lets him use his name and authority as long as it doesn't put a dent in his ego.

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* *''Manga/OnePiece''
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In the first few episodes of ''Manga/OnePiece'', episodes, Helmeppo can do whatever he likes because his father, Axe-Hand Morgan, runs the town. Morgan actually hates his son, but lets him use his name and authority as long as it doesn't put a dent in his ego.



* Mokuba Kaiba, in his ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' incarnation. "My brother is Seto Kaiba; I can decide who lives and who dies."
** Also Kaiba himself in the Abridged Series. "Screw the rules, I have money!"
** [[PhraseCatcher Shut up, Mokuba.]]


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* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' Mokuba Kaiba: "My brother is Seto Kaiba; I can decide who lives and who dies."
15th May '16 12:00:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** TalesOfVesperia has 2 characters who due to their positions of power will probably be acquitted for their heinous crimes even after being arrested. Yuri murders both of them in cold blood before they're given the chance.

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** TalesOfVesperia VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia has 2 characters who due to their positions of power will probably be acquitted for their heinous crimes even after being arrested. Yuri murders both of them in cold blood before they're given the chance.
6th May '16 9:41:57 AM GuyIncog
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** [[https://notalwaysworking.com/hells-kitchen/31642 Another Not Always Working story]] features a waitress who is rude, slacks off in her duties, and is a generally poor employee, but because her boyfriend - [[BunnyEarsLawyer a chef at the same restaurant]] - has threatened to quit if she is fired, management is unwilling to discipline her. Until they realize ''[[SubvertedTrope which]]'' [[BumblingSidekick chef]] she's dating...
10th Apr '16 2:35:44 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Aria T'loak, a crimelord and former de-facto ruler of Omega, is capable of bypassing Citadel customs by calling up the Asari councilor and telling her to give her permission.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** Spectres more or less have this privilege. They answer directly to the Citadel Council, and are explicitly "above the law", enabling them to do things that would otherwise be very illegal in the pursuit of greater threats. Some Spectres abuse this, others are more scrupulous, but as long as they get the job done, the Council will back them.
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Aria T'loak, a crimelord and former de-facto ruler of Omega, is capable of bypassing Citadel customs by calling up the Asari councilor and telling her to give her permission.
9th Mar '16 12:12:41 PM Gamermaster
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* Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain. Shikamaru says that under normal circumstances, using forbidden time travel jutsu could qualify as high treason, but since the perpetrators are [[spoiler: the Hokage's son and preferred successor respectively]] he can't actually give them a harsh punishment. [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment So he just makes them wear signs saying ''WE WILL NOT MESS AROUND WITH FORBIDDEN JUTSU'' until the problem is fixed]].

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* Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain.''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain''. Shikamaru says that under normal circumstances, using forbidden time travel jutsu could qualify as high treason, but since the perpetrators are [[spoiler: the Hokage's son and preferred successor respectively]] he can't actually give them a harsh punishment. [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment So he just makes them wear signs saying ''WE WILL NOT MESS AROUND WITH FORBIDDEN JUTSU'' until the problem is fixed]].
9th Mar '16 12:09:59 PM Gamermaster
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* Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain. Shikamaru says that under normal circumstances, using forbidden time travel jutsu could qualify as high treason, but since the perpetrators are [[spoiler: the Hokage's son and preferred successor respectively]] he can't actually give them a harsh punishment. [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment So he just makes them wear signs saying ''WE WILL NOT MESS AROUND WITH FORBIDDEN JUTSU'' until the problem is fixed]].
3rd Mar '16 7:32:00 AM RobTan
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* Landry in ''Series/FridayNightLights'' is a cop's son, and therefore, when he [[spoiler:confesses to murder]], the police are visibly trying to find a way to avoid prosecuting him. Even in his interview, the detective almost desperately tries to coach him into setting up his defence, and when his dad arrives, they let him go and ultimateky fail to file charges.
13th Feb '16 10:58:53 PM Driavatus
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* CantrII: This is part of what makes the game fascinating, watching the mental gymnastics performed to justify punishing one person and not another, for the same infraction.
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