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7th Mar '18 8:42:34 AM nombretomado
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* A computer programmer named Creator/EliezerYudkowsky (writer of ''ThreeWorldsCollide'' and ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', among other things) did it in the form of the [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/up/shut_up_and_do_the_impossible/ AI-Box Experiments]].\\

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* A computer programmer named Creator/EliezerYudkowsky (writer of ''ThreeWorldsCollide'' ''Literature/ThreeWorldsCollide'' and ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', among other things) did it in the form of the [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/up/shut_up_and_do_the_impossible/ AI-Box Experiments]].\\
16th Dec '17 2:12:31 PM nombretomado
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* A computer programmer named EliezerYudkowsky (writer of ''ThreeWorldsCollide'' and ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', among other things) did it in the form of the [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/up/shut_up_and_do_the_impossible/ AI-Box Experiments]].\\

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* A computer programmer named EliezerYudkowsky Creator/EliezerYudkowsky (writer of ''ThreeWorldsCollide'' and ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', among other things) did it in the form of the [[http://lesswrong.com/lw/up/shut_up_and_do_the_impossible/ AI-Box Experiments]].\\
25th Nov '17 1:56:12 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* Eli Monpress of ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'' basically has this as his power--rather than needing to form a specific bond with a spirit to gain its obedience, he can just talk to them, and more often than not they'll obey him. His first scene has him talking his way out of a dungeon by convincing the door to fall over.
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.
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