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18th Jul '16 6:36:30 PM billybobfred
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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': Doctor Bowman has [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02469.htm set up his lab]] so that if anyone enters without permission it triggers biological sterilization.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': Doctor Bowman has [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02469.htm set up his lab]] so that if anyone enters without permission it triggers biological sterilization.sterilization (read: KillItWithFire).



'''Commander:''' Doctor, are you holding yourself hostage again?

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'''Commander:''' Doctor, are you holding yourself hostage again?
[[OhNoNotAgain again]]?
1st Jul '16 6:51:26 PM WillKeaton
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* A variation is tried in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The Blue Spirit and Aang were trying to escape a Fire Nation base but where surrounded and about to be killed. The Fire Nation commander, Admiral Zhao, warned his soldiers that they needed Aang alive...and the Blue Spirit immediately put his swords at Aang's neck, even though he needs Aang alive too. At first it looked it worked and Aang and the Blue Spirit left the base, but as soon as Zhao's elite archer were in position the Blue Spirit got an arrow in face for the trouble (luckily, Aang can run ''really'' fast and saved both).

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* A variation is tried in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The Blue Spirit and Aang were trying to escape a Fire Nation base but where surrounded and about to be killed. The Fire Nation commander, Admiral Zhao, warned his soldiers that they needed Aang alive...and the Blue Spirit immediately put his swords at Aang's neck, even though he needs Aang alive too. At first it looked it worked and Aang and the Blue Spirit left the base, but as soon as Zhao's elite archer were wa in position the Blue Spirit got an arrow in face for the trouble (luckily, Aang can run ''really'' fast and saved both).
1st Jul '16 6:50:02 PM WillKeaton
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* Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. But it's subverted in a way. [[KnightTemplar The Pharaoh]] doesn't care! He would have gone ahead and knocked Kaiba off of the rooftop if not for Yugi's intervention. The fact that the Pharaoh is willing to go so far to win promptly puts Yugi in a HeroicBSOD.

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* Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. But it's subverted in a way. [[KnightTemplar The Pharaoh]] doesn't care! He would have gone ahead and knocked Kaiba off of the rooftop if not for Yugi's intervention. The fact that the Pharaoh is willing to go so far to win promptly puts Yugi in a HeroicBSOD.HeroicBSOD



* Sickeningly well-played by [[spoiler:America]] in the lengthy, disturbing ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]''.

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* Sickeningly well-played by [[spoiler:America]] in the lengthy, disturbing ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5073300/1/Seven_Little_Killers/ Seven Little Killers]]''.Killers.]]''
1st Jun '16 2:31:13 AM fdsa1234567890
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* On ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Shaw's prepared to kill herself to avoid hurting Root when Root tells her if she actually does it, she'll kill herself too, turning the situation into an impromptu SuicidePact until Shaw stands down.

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* On ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Shaw's prepared to kill herself to avoid hurting Root when Root tells her if she actually does it, she'll kill herself too, turning the situation into an impromptu SuicidePact until Shaw stands down. [[spoiler: Which, despite running 7,000 simulations of this situation, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood is something that Samaritan oddly never considered]].]]
31st May '16 4:04:26 PM Plactus
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* On ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Shaw's prepared to kill herself to avoid hurting Root when Root tells her if she actually does it, she'll kill herself too, turning the situation into an impromptu SuicidePact until Shaw stands down.
15th May '16 6:29:30 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael does this in the first season finale. It's one of the few times the trope isn't played for humor; it's actually plausible.

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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael does this in the first season finale. The Organization is trying to take him in but he needs time to save Sam's life so, knowing the need him alive, Michael puts a gun to his head and tells them to back off. It works. It's one of the few times the trope isn't played for humor; it's actually plausible.
8th May '16 6:12:28 PM dRoy
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This might be because the baddies [[IWantThemAlive want the hostage alive]] (perhaps because the hostage's death [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou would ruin the bad guy's plan]]), or the protagonist is dealing with [[EvenEvilHasStandards a principled antagonist]] who just doesn't want any casualties. If not, it's just plain funny.

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This might There are several reasons why this actually works:

## Might
be because the baddies [[IWantThemAlive want the hostage alive]] (perhaps because the hostage's death [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou would ruin the bad guy's plan]]), or the plan]])
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protagonist is dealing with [[EvenEvilHasStandards a principled antagonist]] who just doesn't want any casualties. If not, it's just plain funny.
## The character is confronting law enforcement officers or other authority figures [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure who'd rather prevent deaths if possible.]]
## RuleOfFunny
28th Mar '16 12:36:02 PM EmperorZim
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-->''Lelouch:'' So you are going to shoot me huh? Well the only person who shoots me is me! ''(points a gun at his head)'' [[InsaneTrollLogic Good luck trying to shoot me WHEN I'M ALREADY DEAD!]]

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-->''Lelouch:'' -->''[[CloudCuckoolander Lelouch]]:'' So you are you're going to shoot me huh? Well the only person who shoots me is me! ''(points a gun at his head)'' [[InsaneTrollLogic Good luck trying to shoot me WHEN I'M ALREADY DEAD!]]
28th Mar '16 12:34:37 PM EmperorZim
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-->''Lelouch:'' So you are going to shoot me huh? Well the only person who shoots me is me! ''(points a gun at his head)'' Good luck trying to shoot me WHEN I'M ALREADY DEAD!

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-->''Lelouch:'' So you are going to shoot me huh? Well the only person who shoots me is me! ''(points a gun at his head)'' [[InsaneTrollLogic Good luck trying to shoot me WHEN I'M ALREADY DEAD!DEAD!]]
14th Mar '16 11:53:55 AM henry42
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* A DumbBlonde finds out her husband has been fooling around on her, so she busts in on him and his mistress with a gun that she points at her own head. The husband screams "Honey, don't do it!" The blonde yells. "Shut up! You're next!"

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* A DumbBlonde finds out her husband has been fooling around on her, behind her back, so she busts in on him and his mistress with a gun that she points at her own head. The husband screams "Honey, don't do it!" The blonde yells. "Shut up! You're next!"
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