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1st Feb '17 11:50:48 PM HelloLamppost
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[[{{Anticlimax}} The villain concedes]]. He powers down the machine and turns himself in. Battle over. Everyone lives {{happily ever after}}. If done well, it may establish the character as someone with an authority higher than other characters, or that there are hidden factors only the character can indicate to makes the villain quit, or simply that the villain [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath still has enough of a conscience]] [[ShamingTheMob to be shamed into doing the right thing.]] However, if handled poorly (which is usually the case) the viewer may left thinking, "[[WorstWhateverEver Worst!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Anti-Climax! Ever!]]"

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[[{{Anticlimax}} The villain concedes]]. He powers down the machine and turns himself in. Battle over. Everyone lives {{happily ever after}}. If done well, it may establish the character speaker as someone with an greater authority higher than other characters, characters (i.e., a parent, teacher, police officer), or that there are hidden factors only the character can indicate to makes the villain quit, or simply that the villain [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath still has enough of a conscience]] [[ShamingTheMob to be shamed into doing the right thing.]] However, if handled poorly (which is usually the case) the viewer may left thinking, "[[WorstWhateverEver Worst!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Anti-Climax! Ever!]]"
1st Feb '17 11:48:42 PM HelloLamppost
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* Happens with children being chastised by parents or teachers all the time.
1st Feb '17 11:46:09 PM HelloLamppost
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[[{{Anticlimax}} The villain concedes]]. He powers down the machine and turns himself in. Battle over. Everyone lives {{happily ever after}}. If done well, it may establish the character as someone with an authority higher than other characters, or that there are the hidden factors only the character can indicate to makes the villain quit, or simply that the villain [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath still has enough of a conscience]] [[ShamingTheMob to be shamed into doing the right thing.]] However, if handled poorly (which is usually the case) the viewer may left thinking, "[[WorstWhateverEver Worst!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Anti-Climax! Ever!]]"

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[[{{Anticlimax}} The villain concedes]]. He powers down the machine and turns himself in. Battle over. Everyone lives {{happily ever after}}. If done well, it may establish the character as someone with an authority higher than other characters, or that there are the hidden factors only the character can indicate to makes the villain quit, or simply that the villain [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath still has enough of a conscience]] [[ShamingTheMob to be shamed into doing the right thing.]] However, if handled poorly (which is usually the case) the viewer may left thinking, "[[WorstWhateverEver Worst!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Anti-Climax! Ever!]]"
6th Jan '17 8:33:05 PM Ezclee4050
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* In the 1971 ''Series/SesameStreet'' animated segment "Cowboy X" (narrated by [[Film/AChristmasStory Jean Shepherd]]), the title character is "terrorising" the town of Sniddler's Gulch by tagging everything he can with a branding iron in the shape of an X. Though the townsfolk claim to have "tried everything" to get him to stop, that apparently doesn't include just asking him to stop, as when this is suggested, it is deemed "just crazy enough to work". And it does - sort of. Cowboy X simply re-names himself Cowboy O and tags everything with a new, O-shaped branding iron, and the townsfolk "lived happily ever after, because they weren't very smart."[[note]] (Which may be why simply asking him didn't occur to them sooner.)[[/note]]

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* In the 1971 ''Series/SesameStreet'' animated segment "Cowboy X" (narrated by [[Film/AChristmasStory Jean Shepherd]]), Creator/JeanShepherd), the title character is "terrorising" the town of Sniddler's Gulch by tagging everything he can with a branding iron in the shape of an X. Though the townsfolk claim to have "tried everything" to get him to stop, that apparently doesn't include just asking him to stop, as when this is suggested, it is deemed "just crazy enough to work". And it does - sort of. Cowboy X simply re-names himself Cowboy O and tags everything with a new, O-shaped branding iron, and the townsfolk "lived happily ever after, because they weren't very smart."[[note]] (Which may be why simply asking him didn't occur to them sooner.)[[/note]]
28th Nov '16 4:28:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the [[CrapSaccharineWorld faux utopian future]] of ''Film/DemolitionMan'', the local populace are so pacified that this strategy is the ''only'' resource city law enforcement has to fall back on. Funnily enough, it seems to work most of the time, until one unfortunate officer tries using it on [[BigBad Simon Phoenix.]]

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* In the [[CrapSaccharineWorld faux utopian future]] of ''Film/DemolitionMan'', the local populace are so pacified that this strategy is the ''only'' resource city law enforcement has to fall back on. Funnily enough, it seems to work most of the time, until one unfortunate officer tries using it on [[BigBad Simon Phoenix.]]Phoenix]], an unfrozen AxCrazy mass murderer from the 20th century.
28th Nov '16 4:27:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the [[CrapSaccharineWorld faux utopian future]] of ''Film/DemolitionMan'', the local populace are so pacified that this strategy is the ''only'' resource city law enforcement has to fall back on. Funnily enough, it seems to work most of the time, until one unfortunate officer tries using it on [[BigBad Simon Phoenix.]]


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* In the [[CrapSaccharineWorld faux utopian future]] of ''Film/DemolitionMan'', the local populace are so pacified that this strategy is the ''only'' resource city law enforcement has to fall back on. Funnily enough, it seems to work most of the time, until one unfortunate officer tries using it on [[BigBad Simon Phoenix.]]
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28th Nov '16 4:27:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' had Mr. Satan befriending Majin Buu when all the rest of the characters were utterly focused on killing him. It turned out that Buu honestly didn't understand that wanton destruction and murder were bad things, and when Mr. Satan tells him this, he immediately promises to stop. [[spoiler:Of course, his evil side soon separates from him and becomes the villain, because they needed ''someone'' to have epic drawn-out fights with.]]

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* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had Mr. Satan befriending Majin Buu when all the rest of the characters were utterly focused on killing him. It turned out that Buu honestly didn't understand that wanton destruction and murder were bad things, and when Mr. Satan tells him this, he immediately promises to stop. [[spoiler:Of course, his evil side soon separates from him and becomes the villain, because they needed ''someone'' to have epic drawn-out fights with.]]
28th Nov '16 4:26:47 PM Morgenthaler
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The villain is merely ''told'' to stop his evil scheme, and he does. Usually, this is a way to [[AnAesop teach the audience a lesson]] about the [[PoorCommunicationKills importance of communication]], and sometimes it stands as a testament to the hero's {{badass}}ery, but just as often it's PlayedForLaughs due to the sheer unlikelihood of the idea.

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The villain is merely ''told'' to stop his evil scheme, and he does. Usually, this is a way to [[AnAesop teach the audience a lesson]] about the [[PoorCommunicationKills importance of communication]], and sometimes it stands as a testament to the hero's {{badass}}ery, badassery, but just as often it's PlayedForLaughs due to the sheer unlikelihood of the idea.
3rd Nov '16 2:38:54 PM Daethalion
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* In the [[CrapSaccharineWorld faux utopian future]] of ''Film/DemolitionMan'', the local populace are so pacified that this strategy is the ''only'' resource city law enforcement has to fall back on. Funnily enough, it seems to work most of the time, until one unfortunate officer tries using it on [[BigBad Simon Phoenix.]]
3rd Sep '16 11:20:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* The main plot of ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' revolves around Spiritia fighting against her colleagues for the whole SwiperNoSwiping deal of convincing them that fighting against the [[HolyRomanEmpire Holy Empire]] isn't exactly the way to go about the whole "fear and persecution" stuff. But without knowing that [[spoiler:the Empire didn't really persecute the magi of RKS at all but actually wanted Iris dead as Iris was planning to have RKS fight against the Empire ForTheEvulz]].

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* The main plot of ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' revolves around Spiritia fighting against her colleagues for the whole SwiperNoSwiping deal of convincing them that fighting against the [[HolyRomanEmpire [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Holy Empire]] isn't exactly the way to go about the whole "fear and persecution" stuff. But without knowing that [[spoiler:the Empire didn't really persecute the magi of RKS at all but actually wanted Iris dead as Iris was planning to have RKS fight against the Empire ForTheEvulz]].
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