History Main / TalkingYourWayOut

15th Jul '17 8:44:58 PM nombretomado
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* BenedictCumberbatch talked his way out of [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2085527/Benedict-Cumberbatch-Sherlock-star-talked-way-kidnap-attempt-South-Africa.html a kidnapping]] while in South Africa.

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* BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch talked his way out of [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2085527/Benedict-Cumberbatch-Sherlock-star-talked-way-kidnap-attempt-South-Africa.html a kidnapping]] while in South Africa.
11th Jun '17 8:17:21 PM nombretomado
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* This was Gabrielle's schtick on XenaWarriorPrincess, at least until [[ExecutiveMeddling someone in charge]] decided she needed to TakeALevelInBadass.

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* This was Gabrielle's schtick on XenaWarriorPrincess, ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', at least until [[ExecutiveMeddling someone in charge]] decided she needed to TakeALevelInBadass.
19th May '17 3:09:15 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The GenreSavvy Sokka does this when the gaang is captured by pirates and [[AntiVillain Zuko]], convincing the pirates that they'd get a better deal personally handing [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]] over to the [[BigBad Fire Lord]] instead of trading him to Zuko for their valuable scroll. Zuko sees right through it, but the pirates take the bait, a fight breaks out, and the gaang escapes during the chaos.
** Perhaps this inspired [[TheHero Aang]] to try this on Zhao four episodes later... It didn't work.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The GenreSavvy TheSmartOne Sokka does this when the gaang is captured by pirates and [[AntiVillain Zuko]], convincing the pirates that they'd get a better deal personally handing [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]] over to the [[BigBad Fire Lord]] instead of trading him to Zuko for their valuable scroll. Zuko sees right through it, but the pirates take the bait, a fight breaks out, and the gaang escapes during the chaos.
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chaos. Perhaps this inspired [[TheHero Aang]] to try this on Zhao four episodes later... It didn't work.
11th May '17 11:51:41 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', Eli is a master at manipulating spirits, using all the above tactics to convince them to do what he wants them to. As in this world, everything has a spirit, this is what makes him such a successful thief. Notably, his EstablishingCharacterMoment has him talk the prison cell door into releasing him by convincing it to free itself from the tyranny of hinges.
11th Feb '17 4:15:37 PM SteveMB
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** When caught and held defenseless by Scarface's gang, Batman convinces Scarface that the one who sold them out was Arnold Wesker, aka The Ventriloquist. Scarface angrily orders his men to kill Wesker, Scarface ''is'' Arnold Wesker -- he is just a [[DemonicDummy ventriloquist's doll]] that Wesker uses to manifest his psychotic SplitPersonality, so the men hesitate and Scarface thinks they are traitors as well. Batman escapes in the chaos and bring the gangsters down.

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** When caught and held defenseless by Scarface's gang, Batman convinces Scarface that the one who sold them out was Arnold Wesker, aka The Ventriloquist. Scarface angrily orders his men to kill Wesker, Scarface ''is'' Arnold Wesker -- he is just a [[DemonicDummy ventriloquist's doll]] that Wesker uses to manifest his psychotic SplitPersonality, so the men hesitate and [[ParanoiaGambit Scarface thinks they are traitors as well.well]]. Batman escapes in the chaos and bring the gangsters down.
30th Dec '16 6:30:27 PM eroock
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->''Talking might make you feel a lot better... and less homicidal...''

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->''Talking ->''"Talking might make you feel a lot better... and less homicidal...''"''
23rd Nov '16 12:50:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* You have to do this in order to complete ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis''. The choices at the end boil down to death (if you don't persuade/trick the BigBad) or victory (if you do).

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* You have to do this in order to complete ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis''.''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis''. The choices at the end boil down to death (if you don't persuade/trick the BigBad) or victory (if you do).
21st Nov '16 8:35:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Geneforge}}'' lets you be a real ManipulativeBastard about this. Join the BigBad's faction, stroll into his base, convince him that you have repaired the damaged safety equipment that will let him use the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Geneforge]], bluff him into thinking that he needs to send his bodyguards away, laugh as he fries himself. Bonus bastard points if you then use the real safety equipment to successfully use the Geneforge yourself, and even more if you find the item that lets you break the Geneforge so that nobody else can use it.

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* ''{{Geneforge}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' lets you be a real ManipulativeBastard about this. Join the BigBad's faction, stroll into his base, convince him that you have repaired the damaged safety equipment that will let him use the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Geneforge]], bluff him into thinking that he needs to send his bodyguards away, laugh as he fries himself. Bonus bastard points if you then use the real safety equipment to successfully use the Geneforge yourself, and even more if you find the item that lets you break the Geneforge so that nobody else can use it.



* You can do this in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', but usually it falls under Force Persuade.

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* You can do this in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', but usually it falls under Force Persuade.



* It's possible to do this in VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines, if you play your cards right (Or seduce/dominate/dement) you can feasably do a PacifistRun for the biggest part of the game. [[DisappointingLastLevel Sadly, the last few parts of the main campaign has you fighting, no ifs ands or buts about it.]]

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* It's possible to do this in VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines, ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', if you play your cards right (Or seduce/dominate/dement) you can feasably do a PacifistRun for the biggest part of the game. [[DisappointingLastLevel Sadly, the last few parts of the main campaign has you fighting, no ifs ands or buts about it.]]



* In ''AMiracleOfScience'', [[spoiler:Caprice]] [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos344.html demonstrates the technique.]]

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* In ''AMiracleOfScience'', ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', [[spoiler:Caprice]] [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos344.html demonstrates the technique.]]
28th Oct '16 1:43:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* Tyrion Lannister of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' runs entirely off this trope. As a dwarf in a medieval society, the best he could hope for was to be made a jester or be part of a freak show, or just as likely have been left to die as a child. However, he has the good fortune of being born to the richest house in the kingdom and being one of the smartest characters in the series. The times he has talked, bribed, or conned his way out of death or worse number in the dozens. The problem is... an [[TooCleverByHalf overly smart]] [[DeadpanSnarker mouth]] ''can'' talk you into the trouble you then have to dig yourself out of, too. *cough*[[spoiler: Slave block.]]*cough*

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Tyrion Lannister of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' runs entirely off this trope. As a dwarf in a medieval society, the best he could hope for was to be made a jester or be part of a freak show, or just as likely have been left to die as a child. However, he has the good fortune of being born to the richest house in the kingdom and being one of the smartest characters in the series. The times he has talked, bribed, or conned his way out of death or worse number in the dozens. The problem is... an [[TooCleverByHalf overly smart]] [[DeadpanSnarker mouth]] ''can'' talk you into the trouble you then have to dig yourself out of, too. *cough*[[spoiler: Slave block.]]*cough*



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27th Aug '16 7:32:38 AM erforce
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* Pistols, cannons and swords pale in comparison to this trope's power in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. Jack Sparrow can talk himself out of any situation, and he seemed to have fun teaching the fine art to Will and Elizabeth. Best examples are Jack talking Norrington's sword from his throat to Will's, Jack talking himself out of a DealWithTheDevil, bribing help from his enemies several times, and convincing Will that he should help Jack find the key to the Dead's Man's Chest ''"Because the finding of this finds you incapacitorially finding and/or locating in you discovering, detecting of a way to save your dolly-bell, oh.. whats-her-face?"''

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* Pistols, cannons and swords pale in comparison to this trope's power in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. Jack Sparrow can talk himself out of any situation, and he seemed to have fun teaching the fine art to Will and Elizabeth. Best examples are Jack talking Norrington's sword from his throat to Will's, Jack talking himself out of a DealWithTheDevil, bribing help from his enemies several times, and convincing Will that he should help Jack find the key to the Dead's Man's Chest ''"Because the finding of this finds you incapacitorially finding and/or locating in you discovering, detecting of a way to save your dolly-bell, oh.. whats-her-face?"''



* In ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', this tends to be Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord's, M.O. since he's a [[PunyEarthlings Puny Earthling]] surrounded by stronger and/or better-armed foes. He managed to talk an enraged Drax down from murdering Gamora, and convinced Rocket, who originally wanted to turn him in for a bounty, to team up with him and Gamora and escape the Kyln. Then he managed to convince an enraged Yondu who was seconds away from murdering him to team up and help the team defeat Ronan.

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* In ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', this tends to be Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord's, M.O. since he's a [[PunyEarthlings Puny Earthling]] surrounded by stronger and/or better-armed foes. He managed to talk an enraged Drax down from murdering Gamora, and convinced Rocket, who originally wanted to turn him in for a bounty, to team up with him and Gamora and escape the Kyln. Then he managed to convince an enraged Yondu who was seconds away from murdering him to team up and help the team defeat Ronan.
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