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14th Sep '17 9:32:02 PM fairlyfelonious
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** [[spoiler:Elizabeth Burke]] [[DamselOutOfDistress does this twice]], [[ActionSurvivor as well]], once by making friends with the Bonnie and Clyde type thieves who kidnapped her, and once by convincing a guard he had blood poisoning by turning up the thermostat high enough so he would start sweating, and then [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome figuring out a way to break through bulletproof glass in order to escape through the window]].
14th Sep '17 9:11:52 PM fairlyfelonious
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* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' - Talking his way out of tough situations might be [[GentlemanThief Neal Caffrey's]] superpower. As a fast-talking white collar criminal who hates guns but has extensive experience dealing with more dangerous people, this talent is a necessity for him if he wants to survive, and is also what makes him such a good CI.

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* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' - Talking his way out of tough situations might be [[GentlemanThief Neal Caffrey's]] superpower. As a fast-talking white collar criminal who hates guns but has extensive experience dealing to deal by necessity with more dangerous people, violent criminals, this talent is a necessity necessary for him if he wants to survive, and is also what makes him such a good CI.
14th Sep '17 6:15:11 PM fairlyfelonious
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* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' - Talking his way out of tough situations might be [[GentlemanThief Neal Caffrey's]] superpower. As a fast-talking white collar criminal who hates guns but has extensive experience dealing with more dangerous people, this talent is a necessity for him if he wants to survive, and is also what makes him such a good CI.
3rd Sep '17 9:42:26 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'': John Constantine has been known to escape from really dire dangers using this tactic. A full and almost flawless con man, he's always tricking demons, angels and monsters, and even criminals and ruffians, into distrusting each other until they kill themselves. Special mention to the "...Freezes Over" storyline, where he spends the four issues solving a situation with three armed criminals purely by talking. The highlights are when he talks a SerialKiller into suicide and talks a normal man into becoming a serial killer (he also talks a man into dying but he was already bleeding, he just distracted him until he bled out)

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* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'': John Constantine has been known to escape from really dire dangers using this tactic. A full and almost flawless con man, he's always tricking demons, angels and monsters, and even criminals and ruffians, into distrusting each other until they kill themselves. Special mention to the "...Freezes Over" storyline, where he spends the four issues solving a situation with three armed criminals purely by talking. The highlights are when he talks a SerialKiller into suicide and talks a normal man into becoming a serial killer (he also talks a man into dying but he was already bleeding, he just distracted him until he bled out)out).
* When Boo is taken captive in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' he taunts Brex into giving him a physical beating, which Boo transforms into an escape attempt.
1st Sep '17 5:10:48 AM Doug86
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* ReBoot. This is Bob's only option to deal with Hexadecimal in the early episodes, since Hex is far more powerful than Bob. When she succeeds in [[TakenForGranite turning the entire city to stone]] Bob has to convince her that petrifying the city goes against her nature as a chaos virus. To be precise, a petrified city is the opposite of chaotic -- it's quiet, predictable, and the same forever. This works and she reverses the effect and lets Bob go.

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* ReBoot.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. This is Bob's only option to deal with Hexadecimal in the early episodes, since Hex is far more powerful than Bob. When she succeeds in [[TakenForGranite turning the entire city to stone]] Bob has to convince her that petrifying the city goes against her nature as a chaos virus. To be precise, a petrified city is the opposite of chaotic -- it's quiet, predictable, and the same forever. This works and she reverses the effect and lets Bob go.
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.
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