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11th Mar '17 7:19:34 PM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "The Wolf and the Lion", [[TheSpymaster Master of Whispers]] Varys and Master of Coin [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] have an entire conversation like this, dropping bits of intelligence they've found out about the other and how unfortunate it would be if various factions of the DeadlyDecadentCourt found out about them.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "The Wolf and the Lion", [[TheSpymaster Master of Whispers]] Varys and Master of Coin [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] have an entire conversation like this, dropping bits of intelligence they've found out about the other and discussing how unfortunate it would be if various factions of the DeadlyDecadentCourt found out about them.
11th Mar '17 7:18:25 PM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "The Wolf and the Lion", [[TheSpymaster Master of Whispers]] Varys and Master of Coin [[MagnificentBastard Littlefinger]] have an entire conversation like this, dropping bits of intelligence they've found out about the other and how unfortunate it would be if various factions of the DeadlyDecadentCourt found out about them.
6th Feb '17 12:30:14 AM Dawnwing
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* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book ''Fire and Ice'', there's one moment where Cloudkit loses the moss ball he was playing with, and Tigerclaw gives it back to him, saying "Be careful. You wouldn't want to lose such a precious plaything." He looks at Fireheart while saying this, however, and Fireheart realizes the implication that his nephew Cloudkit is the "plaything".
31st Jan '17 12:12:52 PM dmcreif
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** There was a sketch mocking former Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, which has had a reputation of being one of the most corrupt states in the US and is widely stereotyped as having a Mob-controlled government (past ties to UsefulNotes/AlCapone probably don't help the reputation either). In the sketch, he is HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee to answer questions about an attempt to auction off UsefulNotes/BarackObama's former Senate seat. At the witness table, he points out that the wiring in old buildings like the Capitol is prone to catching fire and offers to hire a couple guys to keep an eye on the place.[[note]]He has since been convicted on multiple charges of corruption and is currently imprisoned.[[/note]]
** In a later example, SNL also parodied Governor Chris Christie of [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] (another state that is infamous for its political corruption) in the wake of his "Bridgegate" scandal[[note]]Allegedly, some of his staffers ordered the blockade of several lanes of traffic on a highway bridge in retribution to a perceived snub by the local politicians in that area.[[/note]] by having him implicitly threaten [[Creator/{{CNN}} Piers Morgan]] during an interview and invoking this trope word for word.

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** There was a sketch mocking former Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, which has had a reputation of being one of the most corrupt states in the US and is widely stereotyped as having a Mob-controlled government (past ties to UsefulNotes/AlCapone probably don't help the reputation either). In the sketch, he is gets HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee to answer questions about an attempt to auction off UsefulNotes/BarackObama's former Senate seat. At the witness table, he points out that the wiring in old buildings like the Capitol is prone to catching fire and offers to hire a couple guys to keep an eye on the place.[[note]]He has since been was later convicted on multiple charges of corruption and is currently imprisoned.[[/note]]
** In a later example, SNL also parodied Governor Chris Christie of [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] UsefulNotes/NewJersey (another state that is infamous for its political corruption) in the wake of his "Bridgegate" scandal[[note]]Allegedly, some of his staffers ordered the blockade of several lanes of traffic on a highway bridge in retribution to a perceived snub by the local politicians in that area.[[/note]] by having him implicitly threaten [[Creator/{{CNN}} Piers Morgan]] during an interview and invoking this trope word for word.
27th Jan '17 5:05:08 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''FanFic/MegamiNoHanabira'': Mai gets this from the mastermind behind the demon outbreak: [[spoiler: [[SinisterMinister Father]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Archibald]] [[DarkMessiah Phillips]], who coldly tells her that if she refuses to give up the locations of her friends and they end up ruining [[ThePathOfInspiration The Flock's]] reputation by revealing the truth behind the outbreak, The Flock will have no reason to save [[DoomedHometown Kazamino]] from the demons, or for that matter any other city full of innocent people where a demon outbreak could...crop up. This doesn't have the intended reaction: Mai refuses to cave, looks Phillips right in the eye and tells him ''exactly'' [[YoureInsane what she thinks of him.]]]]

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* ''FanFic/MegamiNoHanabira'': Mai gets this from the mastermind behind the demon outbreak: [[spoiler: [[SinisterMinister Father]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Archibald]] [[DarkMessiah Phillips]], who coldly tells her that if she refuses to give up the locations of her friends and they end up ruining [[ThePathOfInspiration [[PathOfInspiration The Flock's]] reputation by revealing the truth behind the outbreak, The Flock will have no reason to save [[DoomedHometown Kazamino]] from the demons, or for that matter any other city full of innocent people where a demon outbreak could...crop up. This doesn't have the intended reaction: Mai refuses to cave, looks Phillips right in the eye and tells him ''exactly'' [[YoureInsane what she thinks of him.]]]]
27th Jan '17 5:04:49 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''FanFic/MegamiNoHanabira'': Mai gets this from the mastermind behind the demon outbreak: [[spoiler: [[SinisterMinister Father]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Archibald]] [[DarkMessiah Phillips]], who coldly tells her that if she refuses to give up the locations of her friends and they end up ruining [[ThePathOfInspiration The Flock's]] reputation by revealing the truth behind the outbreak, The Flock will have no reason to save [[DoomedHometown Kazamino]] from the demons, or for that matter any other city full of innocent people where a demon outbreak could...crop up. This doesn't have the intended reaction: Mai refuses to cave, looks Phillips right in the eye and tells him ''exactly'' [[YoureInsane what she thinks of him.]]]]
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]].
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