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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.
3rd May '16 1:08:19 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* A recurring problem in Mexico's current Drug War: ordinary citizens are reluctant to cooperate with the police and army for fear of retaliation by gang members.

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* A recurring problem in Mexico's current Drug War: ordinary citizens are reluctant to cooperate with the police and army for fear of retaliation by gang members.
3rd May '16 1:02:59 PM ChaoticNovelist
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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]]. Things aren't helped either if the police are known for being [[CorruptCop corrupt]], [[PoliceBrutality brutal]], [[BadCopIncompetentCop incompetent]], or all three.

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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]]. Things aren't helped either if the police are known for being [[CorruptCop corrupt]], [[PoliceBrutality brutal]], [[BadCopIncompetentCop incompetent]], or all three.\n
16th Mar '16 2:21:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'', a [[DirtyCop corrupt FBI agent]] working for mob boss Nicky Augustine chooses to kill himself rather than be arrested because he believes that merely being arrested will cause Nicky to have the agent's family killed. Nicky later threatens Raylan's family in order to get Raylan to give up a federal witness. Raylan believes him and knows that if he arrests Nicky, Nicky will make good on the threat. Instead, Raylan [[spoilergets a rival mob boss to kill Nicky]].

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* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'', a [[DirtyCop corrupt FBI agent]] working for mob boss Nicky Augustine chooses to kill himself rather than be arrested because he believes that merely being arrested will cause Nicky to have the agent's family killed. Nicky later threatens Raylan's family in order to get Raylan to give up a federal witness. Raylan believes him and knows that if he arrests Nicky, Nicky will make good on the threat. Instead, Raylan [[spoilergets [[spoiler:gets a rival mob boss to kill Nicky]].
18th Feb '16 8:47:52 AM RaiderDuck
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** In the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' episode "Old Friends," Stone gets a recalcitrant witness (who was nothing more than secretary who overheard key conversations) afraid of this very thing to testify by threatening to publicly announce her cooperation, then place her in a cell with a known female Russian Mafia assassin. The secretary testifies and makes Stone's case, but then is killed by an anonymous Russian hitman. Overcome with remorse, Stone resigns.
23rd Jan '16 12:22:30 PM nombretomado
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* Taken to the extreme in StevenSeagal vehicle ''Film/MarkedForDeath'', where one mook is so sure that his boss can't be taken down and so scared of him that he ''jumps out a window'' when cornered by Seagal rather than act as TheStoolPigeon. It's brought up even earlier in the movie, when the BigBad asks his mooks "Who do you fear more, him or me?" Their wordless reaction makes the answer perfectly clear.

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* Taken to the extreme in StevenSeagal Creator/StevenSeagal vehicle ''Film/MarkedForDeath'', where one mook is so sure that his boss can't be taken down and so scared of him that he ''jumps out a window'' when cornered by Seagal rather than act as TheStoolPigeon. It's brought up even earlier in the movie, when the BigBad asks his mooks "Who do you fear more, him or me?" Their wordless reaction makes the answer perfectly clear.
8th Jan '16 9:39:35 PM TeraChimera
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* Averted in ''Film/JohnWick''. [[TheMafiya Viggo]] might be scary, but [[TheDreaded John]] is scarier, to the point that Viggo himself is scared of him. Just to start, after [[OverlordJr Iosef]] steals John's car and takes it to Aurelio's shop to get new plates, papers, etc., Aurelio recognizes the car, freaks out, and punches Iosef in the face before telling him to get the car out of there. Iosef threatens to tell Viggo about this, but when Viggo calls Aurelio to ask why, Aurelio simply says, "He stole John Wick's car and killed his dog." Viggo ''immediately'' understands, drops the subject, and goes to berate Iosef for his stupidity.
30th Sep '15 3:32:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"No one's gonna tell you nuthin'. They're wise to your act. You got rules. The Joker, [[TheUnfettered he's got no rules]]. Nobody's gonna cross him for you."''

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->''"No one's gonna tell you nuthin'. They're wise to your act. You got rules. The Joker, [[TheUnfettered he's got no rules]].rules. Nobody's gonna cross him for you."''
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