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1st Sep '16 6:37:43 AM Austin
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* In Flip Side, when a knight Bernadette humiliated by kicking his ass in front of the knight council gets ahold of the magic crazy-making super-power-giving collar-outfit-thing and goes after her in a bar, and then tries to use her as a human shield when Maytag shows up, Maytag makes it very, very clear that she ''will'' kill Bernadette herself rather then allow Bernadette to be raped and murdered. And, despite the fact one of her main skills is bluffing, Maytag is perfectly serious. Luckily, she wins.

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* In Flip Side, ''WebComic/FlipSide'', when a knight Bernadette humiliated by kicking his ass in front of the knight council gets ahold of the magic crazy-making super-power-giving collar-outfit-thing and goes after her in a bar, and then tries to use her as a human shield when Maytag shows up, Maytag makes it very, very clear that she ''will'' kill Bernadette herself rather then allow Bernadette to be raped and murdered. And, despite the fact one of her main skills is bluffing, Maytag is perfectly serious. Luckily, she wins.
18th Aug '16 12:40:50 AM PaulA
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] once ''threatened'' to shoot the hostage, in order to turn a hostage situation around, and make it the hostage taker's problem. [[note]]The hostage was his ''emperor''. It really threw their opponent off balance, Gregor picked up immediately and played his part beautifully.[[/note]]

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/TheVorGame'',
Miles Vorkosigan]] once Vorkosigan ''threatened'' to shoot the hostage, in order to turn a hostage situation around, and make it the hostage taker's problem. problem.[[note]]The hostage was his ''emperor''. It really threw their opponent off balance, Gregor picked up immediately and played his part beautifully.[[/note]]
29th May '16 8:10:36 PM StarSword
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* In Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novel ''What Distant Deeps'', Adele forces a squadron of Alliance warships to surrender by blowing up a ship full of hostages (which had been taken by the Alliance from a newly captured planet to ensure the local government's cooperation). This is to prove that she can and will destroy their ships if they refuse to surrender. [[WhatTheHellHero When called out on this by Lieutenant Vesey]], her sociopathic BattleButler Tovera points out that the ship would have been crewed by the [[SecretPolice Fifth Bureau]], and their standing procedure is to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock space all the hostages themselves]] before surrendering, to ward off rescue attempts.
7th Apr '16 8:22:57 PM FF32
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* ''Webcomice/{[Homestuck}}'': the heroic [[spoiler: Dirk Strider]] is being held at swordpoint by the villainous [[spoiler: Lord Jack]], who is in turn being held at swordpoint by the [[ALighterShadeOfBlack semi-villainous]] [[spoiler: Spades Slick]]. The heroic [[spoiler: Dave Strider]] decapitates all three with a single sword stroke. In this case, the heroes have an ally with [[BackFromTheDead resurrection powers]].

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* ''Webcomice/{[Homestuck}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': the heroic [[spoiler: Dirk Strider]] is being held at swordpoint by the villainous [[spoiler: Lord Jack]], who is in turn being held at swordpoint by the [[ALighterShadeOfBlack semi-villainous]] [[spoiler: Spades Slick]]. The heroic [[spoiler: Dave Strider]] decapitates all three with a single sword stroke. In this case, the heroes have an ally with [[BackFromTheDead resurrection powers]].
7th Apr '16 8:22:03 PM FF32
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* ''Webcomice/{[Homestuck}}'': the heroic [[spoiler: Dirk Strider]] is being held at swordpoint by the villainous [[spoiler: Lord Jack]], who is in turn being held at swordpoint by the [[ALighterShadeOfBlack semi-villainous]] [[spoiler: Spades Slick]]. The heroic [[spoiler: Dave Strider]] decapitates all three with a single sword stroke. In this case, the heroes have an ally with [[BackFromTheDead resurrection powers]].
20th Feb '16 12:17:53 PM keyblade333
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way for an AntiHero to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way for an AntiHero to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
RevengeByProxy. If the hostage is shot by someone that's not the one holding the hostage, or the one faced with the choice, see MakingTheChoiceForYou.
30th Dec '15 8:36:37 AM Mhazard
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way for an AntiHero to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
30th Dec '15 8:36:14 AM Mhazard
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ClodBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ClodBloodedTorture [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
30th Dec '15 8:35:34 AM Mhazard
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot.

If a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of torturing his enemies, this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot.

shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ClodBloodedTorture torturing his enemies, enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
20th Dec '15 10:28:19 AM bt8257
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Also see HostageSpiritLink, a form of VideogameCrueltyPunishment where the health and/or fighting ability of the player is diminished if he decides to put a bullet through the hostage's head instead of save them.

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Also see HostageSpiritLink, a form of VideogameCrueltyPunishment VideoGameCrueltyPunishment where the health and/or fighting ability of the player is diminished if he decides to put a bullet through the hostage's head instead of save them.
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