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1st Jan '17 6:41:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* The episode "Damned If You Don't" of ''Series/AmericanGothic'' inverts this trope: when Buck comes to collect on a debt, and mentions him having "a lovely daughter...how old is she now, fifteen?" Carter believes (helped along by the sheriff's smarmy turn from AffablyEvil to [[{{Squick}} downright pedophilic]]) that this is a blatant threat to his daughter's life if he turns Buck down--but all the sheriff is doing is innocently offering her a job at the precinct. Of course, when Carter ''does'' turn him down and opts for a different means of paying the debt, the daughter, his wife, and his entire livelihood are indeed threatened...with tragic consequences.

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* The episode "Damned If You Don't" of ''Series/AmericanGothic'' ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'' inverts this trope: when Buck comes to collect on a debt, and mentions him having "a lovely daughter...how old is she now, fifteen?" Carter believes (helped along by the sheriff's smarmy turn from AffablyEvil to [[{{Squick}} downright pedophilic]]) that this is a blatant threat to his daughter's life if he turns Buck down--but all the sheriff is doing is innocently offering her a job at the precinct. Of course, when Carter ''does'' turn him down and opts for a different means of paying the debt, the daughter, his wife, and his entire livelihood are indeed threatened...with tragic consequences.
29th Dec '16 6:22:58 PM ChrisX
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** Widowmaker also threw this back to Sombra at times when they're in the same team, but it's a subversion: Widowmaker isn't coaxing something Sombra held dear, she's just threatening that it'd be a pity if she had to ''kill'' her out of annoyance.
24th Dec '16 8:57:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* A gang member once tried this on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', threatening [=McGee=] and Ziva if Gibbs didn't get off his back. Notwithstanding who [[{{Badass}} Ziva]] ''is'' (or [[BadassBookworm McGee]] for that matter), he was [[TooDumbToLive saying this straight to Gibbs' face.]] Needless to say, he took it back. ''Fast.''

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* A gang member once tried this on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', threatening [=McGee=] and Ziva if Gibbs didn't get off his back. Notwithstanding who [[{{Badass}} Ziva]] Ziva ''is'' (or [[BadassBookworm McGee]] for that matter), he was [[TooDumbToLive saying this straight to Gibbs' face.]] Needless to say, he took it back. ''Fast.''



* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Attempted by a couple of thugs on Claremont's tattoo parlour. Fortunately for Mr. Claremont, he had hired you, and it's a [[{{Badass}} Dangerous test]]. The two only get as far as "It'd be a shame if something-" before you throw them under a carriage for their troubles. The following SickeningCrunch gets the point across rather wonderfully.

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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Attempted by a couple of thugs on Claremont's tattoo parlour. Fortunately for Mr. Claremont, he had hired you, and it's a [[{{Badass}} Dangerous test]].dangerous test. The two only get as far as "It'd be a shame if something-" before you throw them under a carriage for their troubles. The following SickeningCrunch gets the point across rather wonderfully.
19th Dec '16 1:08:41 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917821/13/The-questionable-burdens-of-leadership-of-a-troll-Emperor The (Questionable) Burdens of Leadership of a Troll Emperor]]'', Xanna and Naruto comment on a plan to take over and assimilate a particularly troublesome society with severe Nazi-esque practices. When Naruto asks what will happen if their plan fails, Xanna gives a rather simple reply.
-->'''Xanna''': [[PhysicalGod Supernovas]] [[HurlItIntoTheSun happen all the time]].
10th Dec '16 11:18:09 AM dmcreif
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* The protection version is sent up in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', when Dino and Luigi Vercotti [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZKUozrBl4 try this with an Army base]].

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* The protection version is sent up in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', when Dino and Luigi Vercotti [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZKUozrBl4 try com/watch?v=pm5mtpPtW1Q do this with an Army base]].
9th Dec '16 2:45:41 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8333963/14/Emerald-Flight-Book-One-Union Emerald Flight Book One: Union]]'' Supergirl threatens an Intergang member's ''jacket'' when he refuses to talk.
-->'''Supergirl:''' Would be a shame if something happened to it? Spontaneous combustion could be a bad thing. My eyes tend to get excited when I see such a nice jacket.
7th Dec '16 12:43:56 PM dmcreif
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'''James Wesley:''' [[DeadpanSnarker I'm curious about your...]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker clientele]]''. [[DeadpanSnarker Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder]] [[SexySecretary or just the pretty ones]]? ''[Karen looks [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne visibly offended]]]'' \\

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'''James Wesley:''' [[DeadpanSnarker I'm curious about your...]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker clientele]]''. [[DeadpanSnarker Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder]] [[SexySecretary or just the pretty ones]]? ''[Karen looks [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne visibly offended]]]'' gives Wesley the [[DeathGlare evil eye]]]'' \\
5th Dec '16 1:54:25 AM RichManAnchor
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has the "Infiltration" short, in which Sombra casually threatens to reveal Katya Volskaya's dealings with the Omnics that her company supposedly opposed while holding a picture of Volskaya's daughter. Quirkiness of Sombra aside, it's pretty unnerving when you think about it.
-->'''Sombra:''' (While holding a picture of Volskaya's daughter)What would that do for the future of Russia?
3rd Dec '16 8:25:13 AM dmcreif
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-->'''Clyde Farnum:''' What do you want me to do?
3rd Dec '16 8:24:01 AM dmcreif
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** In "Into the Ring", James Wesley walks up to Clyde Farnum, a jail guard who owes money to a crime boss Wilson Fisk has recently removed from play, shows him a live feed on a tablet of Farnum's daughter in a park, and makes him call her on his phone.
-->'''James Wesley:''' Now you see this man here? ''[points to Rance, sitting on a nearby park bench]'' If we're being honest with each other, Mr. Farnum, I find his methods ''unpleasant''. But such are the times we live in. ''[into the tablet]'' Give us a wave, Mr. Rance! ''[Rance looks up and waves to the camera]''

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** In "Into the Ring", James Wesley walks up to Clyde Farnum, a jail guard who owes money to a crime boss that Wilson Fisk has recently removed from play, shows and strongarms him into carrying out a hit on Karen Page by [[RelativeButton showing him a live feed on a tablet of Farnum's daughter in a park, and makes then making him call her on his phone.
phone.]]
-->'''James Wesley:''' Now you see this man here? ''[points to Rance, sitting on a nearby park bench]'' If we're being honest with each other, Mr. Farnum, I find [[KnifeNut his methods methods]] ''unpleasant''. [[Film/TheAvengers2012 But such are the times we live in. in.]] ''[into the tablet]'' Give us a wave, Mr. Rance! ''[Rance looks up and waves to the camera]''



** In "Rabbit in a Snowstorm," Wilson Fisk sends Wesley to Nelson & Murdock to hire them to defend Healy.
-->'''James Wesley:''' [[FalseReassurance I assure you, all my employer wants is for you to continue to be ethical, decent men... good lawyers.]] [[BlatantLies And for that, for nothing more than your exceptional skills and your discretion...]] [[EveryManHasHisPrice you'll be fairly compensated]]. ''[Wesley passes the check to Foggy. Foggy looks at the amount]''\\

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** In "Rabbit in a Snowstorm," Wilson Fisk sends Wesley to Karen is now working for the newly established Nelson & Murdock Murdock. Wesley drops by to hire them the firm to defend Healy.
a hitman who just killed a rival gangster on Fisk's orders. Wesley immediately recognizes Karen due to the previous attempted hits he'd sanctioned on her.
-->'''James Wesley:''' [[FalseReassurance I assure you, all my employer wants is for you to continue to be ethical, decent men... good lawyers.]] [[BlatantLies And for that, for nothing more than your exceptional skills and your discretion...]] [[EveryManHasHisPrice you'll be fairly compensated]]. ''[Wesley passes the a check to Foggy. Foggy looks at the amount]''\\



'''James Wesley:''' I'm curious about your... ''clientele''. Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder [[SexySecretary or just the pretty ones]]? ''[Karen looks [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne visibly offended]]]'' \\

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'''James Wesley:''' [[DeadpanSnarker I'm curious about your... ''clientele''. your...]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker clientele]]''. [[DeadpanSnarker Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder murder]] [[SexySecretary or just the pretty ones]]? ''[Karen looks [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne visibly offended]]]'' \\
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