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19th Sep '17 10:18:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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A common variation has GenreSavvy police threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police. Other times, the police may just resort [[PoliceBrutality to being really fucking scary in their OWN right]].

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A common variation has GenreSavvy police threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police. Other times, the police may just resort [[PoliceBrutality to being really fucking scary in their OWN right]].
2nd Sep '17 6:52:20 PM Luigifan
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A common variation has GenreSavvy police threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police.

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A common variation has GenreSavvy police threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police. Other times, the police may just resort [[PoliceBrutality to being really fucking scary in their OWN right]].
2nd Sep '17 5:38:10 PM Luigifan
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Naturally, this can also apply to the general public, although in this case it may be a more general fear and unwillingness to get involved that is the motivation. Tends to be particularly common in poor countries where the [[PoliceAreUseless criminals may have more control than the government]].

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Naturally, this can also apply to the general public, although in this case it may be a more general fear and [[BystanderSyndrome unwillingness to get involved involved]] that is the motivation. Tends to be particularly common in poor countries where the [[PoliceAreUseless criminals may have more control than the government]].



A common variation has police to threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police.

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A common variation has GenreSavvy police to threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police.



* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the heroes have very little information on the BigBad's Stand because his underling fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.
** The next arc demonstrates exactly ''what'' would have happened if he did talk, by the way; [[spoiler:Dio's implanted cells turn the Nijimura brothers' father into [[AndIMustScream an unkillable blob monster]] with almost no memories of his former life.]]

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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the heroes have very little information on the BigBad's Stand because his underling underlings fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.
** The next arc demonstrates exactly ''what'' would have happened if he did talk, by the way; [[spoiler:Dio's implanted cells turn the Nijimura brothers' father into [[AndIMustScream an unkillable blob monster]] with almost no memories of his former life.]]life... ''almost'' being the key word here]].



* ''FanFic/MassEffectHumanRevolution'': Whoever [[spoiler:Shepard's]] killer is working for, [[spoiler:Harkin]] thinks their wrath would be worse than anything C-SEC could do. [[spoiler:Considering double-crossing the Alliance Black Ops could result in a bioroid ripping his head off, himself being replaced by one, or both, it's very justified]].

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* ''FanFic/MassEffectHumanRevolution'': Whoever [[spoiler:Shepard's]] killer is working for, [[spoiler:Harkin]] thinks their wrath would be worse than anything C-SEC could do. [[spoiler:Considering double-crossing the Alliance Black Ops could result in a bioroid ripping his head off, himself being replaced by one, or both, it's very justified]].
justified.]]



'''Alma''' Well, no one actually ''saw'' the bullet leave the gun.

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'''Alma''' '''Alma''': Well, [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch no one actually actually]] ''saw'' the bullet leave the gun.



* The first ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' movie also used the InnocentBystander version. When Wong Fei-Hung beats the crap out of a powerful gangster and some of his men, all the people around applaud and cheer for him. Fei-Hung then says that he's going to turn the gangster in and asks for someone to testify in court. Everyone in the crowd that had gathered around promptly leaves.

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* The first ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' movie also used the InnocentBystander version. When Wong Fei-Hung beats the crap out of a powerful gangster and some of his men, all the people around applaud and cheer for him. Fei-Hung then says that he's going to turn the gangster in and asks for someone to testify in court. Everyone in the crowd that had gathered around [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere promptly leaves.leaves]].



* This seems to be the case in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' when Kujan brings up Keyser Söze and Verbal reacts with stark terror. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end when it's revealed that Verbal ''is'' Keyser Soze.]]

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* This seems to be the case in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' when Kujan brings up Keyser Söze and Verbal reacts with stark terror. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end when it's revealed that Verbal ''is'' Keyser Soze.Söze.]]



* ''Series/TheMentalist'': one VictimOfTheWeek is the son of a mob boss who is dying of cancer. The boss is on record as planning to kill the person responsible. Cho goes to investigate a possible suspect, who got beaten by the son's goons over a bar dispute. The suspect loudly says that the victim was a great man and he had no problems with him. Then he tells Cho quietly to come back after the old man dies & he might have a different story to tell.

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* ''Series/TheMentalist'': one VictimOfTheWeek is the son of a mob boss who is dying of cancer. The boss is on record as planning to kill the person responsible. Cho goes to investigate a possible suspect, who got beaten by the son's goons over a bar dispute. The suspect loudly says that the victim was a great man and he had no problems with him. Then he quietly tells Cho quietly to come back after the old man dies & he might have a different story to tell.
3rd Aug '17 9:08:29 PM BURGINABC
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A variation is for police to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police.

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A common variation is for has police to threaten to make it ''look'' like the perp is cooperating with them so that they'll be targeted anyway, and their only hope is to take their chances with the police. police.
7th Apr '17 2:54:00 AM Baeraad555
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* Zigzagged on ''Series/{{Daredevil}}''. Daredevil ''does'' manage to force a low-level crook to tell him who he's working for - but the crook is so terrified of what [[ComicBook/TheKingpin his boss]] is going to do to him now that he's ratted him out that he immediately commits suicide.
31st Mar '17 5:12:40 PM Gamermaster
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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the heroes have very little information on the BigBad's Stand because his underling fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.

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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the heroes have very little information on the BigBad's Stand because his underling fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.
23rd Sep '16 5:43:19 AM KillerClowns
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'': Going into your team's composition would mean too many spoilers, but they're the kind of outfit that takes on armies and topples nations. However, none of them will raise an untoward eyebrow towards Kindly Cheng, Yellow Lotus 432 (Straw Sandal, middle manager) completely normal, non-cybered, non-mage human and your Fixer.

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'': Going into your team's composition would mean too many spoilers, but they're the kind of outfit that takes on armies and topples nations. However, none of them will raise an untoward eyebrow towards Kindly Cheng, Yellow Lotus 432 (Straw Sandal, middle manager) completely normal, non-cybered, non-mage human and your Fixer.
Fixer. Even a pair of {{Token Evil Teammate}}s who regard [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Qian Ya]], The Queen of a Thousand Teeth]] as only just making WorthyOpponent status are careful around Kindly Cheng.
30th Jul '16 10:45:54 PM thatother1dude
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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', this is the main reason why the heroes have so little information on the BigBad's Stand. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.

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* During the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', this is the main reason why the heroes have so very little information on the BigBad's Stand.Stand because his underling fear him more than death itself. The most obvious example is Daniel J. D'Arby, who has a mental breakdown after being cornered to spill this information.
14th Jun '16 3:31:30 PM Divra
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'': Going into your team's composition would mean too many spoilers, but they're the kind of outfit that takes on armies and topples nations. However, none of them will raise an untoward eyebrow towards Kindly Cheng, Yellow Lotus 432 (Straw Sandal, middle manager) completely normal, non-cybered, non-mage human and your Fixer.
18th May '16 12:21:42 AM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Laurel actually manages to [[InvertedTrope flip this trope around]]. An arrested gangster initially refuses to give the cops any information on his boss for exactly this reason, so Laurel threatens to charge him with the murder of another gangster who worked for a ''different'' mob boss. The charge will never hold up in court, but it doesn't have to: the prison he's being sent to is filled with members of the murdered gangster's gang; they'll kill him long before his case gets to trial. He's soon telling Laurel everything she wants to know.
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