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8th May '17 6:32:24 PM KaiYves
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Compare to IHaveYourWife, [[TropesAreTools only more versatile]].

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Compare to IHaveYourWife, [[TropesAreTools only more versatile]].
versatile]]. Subtrope of ForcedIntoEvil.
4th May '17 2:34:35 PM Gregzilla
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' new-series-three finale, Martha actually [[ReliableTraitor relies on a woman whose son has been imprisoned to betray her]] as part of a BatmanGambit. After the events of the entire year have been reversed, she goes and finds that woman (who has now never met her), gives her a flower and tells her there are no hard feelings. (In the DVDCommentary the cast argue over how much sympathy the character should get.)

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' new-series-three finale, Martha actually [[ReliableTraitor relies on a woman whose son has been imprisoned to betray her]] her as part of a BatmanGambit. After the events of the entire year have been reversed, she goes and finds that woman (who has now never met her), gives her a flower and tells her there are no hard feelings. (In the DVDCommentary the cast argue over how much sympathy the character should get.)
20th Jan '17 10:47:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a Marvel ''What If?'' where the Submariner joined the Fantasic Four and married Sue, Reed Richards hired a lab assistant whose family was being held hostage by Doctor Doom. (She does help foil Doctor Doom's plan and save Reed's life before he married her.)

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* In a Marvel ''What If?'' ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' where the Submariner joined the Fantasic Four and married Sue, Reed Richards hired a lab assistant whose family was being held hostage by Doctor Doom. (She does help foil Doctor Doom's plan and save Reed's life before he married her.)



* The ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series uses this trope once in the battle of the Stone of Farewell. The former mayor of some of the townfolk who follow Josua agrees to lead Duke Fengbald, leader of the enemy army, and his elite troops, to a weakly defended "back door" because his daughters are being held hostage. The trope is subverted when [[spoiler:he leads Fengbald into a trap instead, being willing to sacrifice his own life and those of the hostages in order to defeat the enemy]].

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* The ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series uses this trope once in the battle of the Stone of Farewell. The former mayor of some of the townfolk who follow Josua agrees to lead Duke Fengbald, leader of the enemy army, and his elite troops, to a weakly defended "back door" because his daughters are being held hostage. The trope is subverted when [[spoiler:he leads Fengbald into a trap instead, being willing to sacrifice his own life and those of the hostages in order to defeat the enemy]].
10th Jul '16 4:04:29 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* For once, Dr. Wily did it to a Commie. Dr. Cossack in ''VideoGame/{{Megaman}} 4''.

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* For once, Dr. Wily did it to a Commie. Dr. Cossack in ''VideoGame/{{Megaman}} 4''.''VideoGame/MegaMan4''.
30th Jan '16 2:28:23 PM Knight20
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11th Sep '15 4:08:11 PM StFan
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* Several BuckDanny stories have one of the squadron pilots be forced to betray through their families being held hostage, always ending in RedemptionEqualsDeath.

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* Several BuckDanny ''ComicBook/BuckDanny'' stories have one of the squadron pilots be forced to betray through their families being held hostage, always ending in RedemptionEqualsDeath.
5th Aug '15 5:53:07 PM TompaDompa
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** And this trope was kept in [[Film/CasinoRoyale the film version]], although it's not Communists anymore for obvious reasons.

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** And this trope was kept in [[Film/CasinoRoyale [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 the film version]], although it's not Communists anymore for obvious reasons.
21st May '15 6:01:51 PM nombretomado
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* This was used several times as a plot device in ''HogansHeroes'', requiring the Heroes to rescue the daughter/father/what have you of the blackmailed individual.

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* This was used several times as a plot device in ''HogansHeroes'', ''Series/HogansHeroes'', requiring the Heroes to rescue the daughter/father/what have you of the blackmailed individual.



* Subverted in ''{{NCIS}}''. [[spoiler:Agent Lee]] is revealed to be the traitor because [[spoiler:her sister/daughter (long story)]] was in trouble. RedemptionEqualsDeath in this case, but it's unlikely that the traitor would have faced anything less than a long stay in federal prison.

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* Subverted in ''{{NCIS}}''.''Series/{{NCIS}}''. [[spoiler:Agent Lee]] is revealed to be the traitor because [[spoiler:her sister/daughter (long story)]] was in trouble. RedemptionEqualsDeath in this case, but it's unlikely that the traitor would have faced anything less than a long stay in federal prison.
10th Apr '15 9:46:20 AM TVRulezAgain
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* In JamesSwallow's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''Faith & Fire'', the psyker Vaun escapes because many crew members on the ship have been convinced that his cell really holds someone they love. One, being interrogated, weeps about his beautiful daughter, and the prison warden says he has no daughter. On being asked what his daughter's name is, he dies.

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* In JamesSwallow's Creator/JamesSwallow's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''Faith & Fire'', the psyker Vaun escapes because many crew members on the ship have been convinced that his cell really holds someone they love. One, being interrogated, weeps about his beautiful daughter, and the prison warden says he has no daughter. On being asked what his daughter's name is, he dies.
26th Feb '15 9:28:35 PM JasonJD48
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* In ''{{Dune}}'' the character [[spoiler:Wellington Yueh has a wife]] captured by the Harkonnen. For this reason he betrays the Atreides (his loyalty conditioning would make this otherwise impossible, but I guess his loyalty to his wife is able to trump even that).

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* In ''{{Dune}}'' ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' the character [[spoiler:Wellington Yueh has a wife]] captured by the Harkonnen. For this reason he betrays the Atreides (his loyalty conditioning would make this otherwise impossible, but I guess his loyalty to his wife is able to trump even that).
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