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23rd Apr '18 6:30:39 PM Hemma
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* This is actually subverted in the original novel of ''Film/TheGodfather''. Everyone in the neighbourhood fears Don Fanucci because of his alleged ties to a more powerful criminal organization. Vito Corleone correctly dismisses this because Fanucci does all of his own collecting instead of sending {{Mooks}}. Thus, instead of buckling under to Fanucci's demands, Vito confronts and kills him instead, knowing there will be no repercussions.

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* This is actually subverted in In ''Film/TheGodfather'', the original novel of ''Film/TheGodfather''.Corleones use coercion for personal services (such as getting John Fontane cast for a film) but are never seen to use it to extort money. Subverted in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartTwo'', with its flashback to Vito's youth. Everyone in the neighbourhood fears Don Fanucci because of his alleged ties to a more powerful criminal organization. Vito Corleone correctly dismisses this because Fanucci does all of his own collecting instead of sending {{Mooks}}. Thus, instead of buckling under to Fanucci's demands, Vito confronts and kills him instead, knowing there will be no repercussions.
22nd Apr '18 7:38:31 PM ironballs16
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-->'''Mayor''': (''Standing in front of a power plant'') Worried about safety? Don't be. These plants will ''never'' explode, ''unless'' one man specifically orders them to. Man. I'd hate to piss ''that'' guy off.
22nd Apr '18 7:37:02 PM ironballs16
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* Website/CollegeHumor put this spin [[https://youtu.be/AVl8vfev4L8 onto a Mayoral candidate ad]] for ''VideoGame/SimCity'', where the player-controlled mayor talks up his accomplishments before pointing out that he has the ability to just destroy everything if he's not re-elected.
14th Apr '18 9:41:09 PM FruityOatyBars
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* Stormy Daniels, who had a brief relationship with Donald Trump in 2006, has stated that she tried to sell the story to a gossip magazine several years later, only to be confronted in a parking garage by a thuggish man who looked at her baby daughter and said "That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom." She backed down, and before the 2016 election she signed a nondisclosure agreement, fearing further trouble.
13th Apr '18 9:07:50 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* During World War 2, the incarcerated Mafia crime lord "Lucky" Luciano offered the American government the services of his men to protect the nation's docks from "Axis sabotage" in exchange for his freedom. The government accepted his deal. It's now believed that, rather than harnessing the might of its own underworld to combat the Axis threat, the nation was merely caving to a protection racket perpetrated by its own citizens in a time of war. Any "Axis sabotage" that had occurred was likely caused by Luciano's own men, and letting him out of prison was his price to call it off.
6th Apr '18 7:45:55 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* Frank Nitti threatens Eliot Ness's family in this manner, in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. "Nice house."

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* Frank Nitti threatens Eliot Ness's family in this manner, manner in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. "Nice house."("Nice house...nice to have a family.")
20th Mar '18 12:00:38 PM JackG
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'''s final MirrorUniverse episode, "Smiley" says this about [[spoiler:the Klingon flagship once its shields are down]]. Weyoun Seven tries this with Ezri Dax, [[BullyingADragon forgetting he's standing next to Worf]], the one Starfleet character who has no qualms about {{Neck Snap}}ping him on the spot.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
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In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'''s the final MirrorUniverse episode, "Smiley" says this about [[spoiler:the Klingon flagship once its shields are down]]. down]].
** The trope backfires when
Weyoun Seven tries this with Ezri Dax, [[BullyingADragon forgetting he's standing next to Worf]], the one Starfleet character who has no qualms about {{Neck Snap}}ping him on the spot.
14th Mar '18 3:50:17 PM 1810072342
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* In ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Lost In A Good Book]]'', Brick Schitt-Hawse of the MegaCorp Goliath warns Thursday that if she refuses to comply with him, she may be the victim of 'corporate impatience'. Soon after, she discovers her husband has become RetGone.
23rd Feb '18 7:39:02 AM JackG
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* In ''Blossom'', Literature/{{Burke}} is looking to protect a relative who's going to prison. He visits the toughest gangbanger in the prison and explains how he recently [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas visited his mother and arranged for her to get some regular financial support]], because they're such good friends, what with the gangbanger protecting Burke's relative. But if anything bad happens to him, Burke will assume they're not good friends after all, and [[ImpliedDeathThreat go visit his mother again]].
22nd Feb '18 7:57:15 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Webcomic/WarAndPeas'' has [[https://warandpeas.com/2015/01/11/the-moustache/ a subversion of it]] where the person saying it is genuinely saying that it would be a shame if something happened to that nice moustache because something happened to his.
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