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5th Jun '17 8:20:04 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': Main character Robert Ford kills his best friend UsefulNotes/JesseJames in order to get this. He gets it, but he finds that the guilt of killing Jesse and the reputation it's given him make him question [[WasItReallyWorthIt whether it was really worth it]].
28th May '17 10:07:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's OctoberDaye novels:

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* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's OctoberDaye Literature/OctoberDaye novels:
17th May '17 6:55:00 PM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/TheFirm'' one of Mitch McDeere's conditions for helping the FBI include getting his brother pardoned.

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** In ''Literature/TheFirm'' one of Mitch McDeere's [=McDeere=]'s conditions for helping the FBI include getting his brother pardoned.
1st Apr '17 12:38:39 AM shawnvw
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* ''BattlestarGalactica2003'': President Laura Roslin offers a pardon to the inmates on the prison ship ''Astral Queen'' if they agree to retrieve badly-needed water from an ice moon.
** After the colonists escape from Cylon-occupied New Caprica, Roslin is re-elected president, and immediately grants a general pardon to anyone who may have collaborated with the Cylons (except for Gaius Baltar).
12th Mar '17 3:48:17 AM Xtifr
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* Creator/JuliusCaesar pardoned his political enemies left, right and center. Part of it was strategy and part of it was subtle humiliation - in Roman society being pardoned instead of killed meant you were [[NotWorthKilling kind of a loser]].

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* Creator/JuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar pardoned his political enemies left, right and center. Part of it was strategy and part of it was subtle humiliation - in Roman society being pardoned instead of killed meant you were [[NotWorthKilling kind of a loser]].
3rd Dec '16 11:06:35 AM Tron80
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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': In one episode, the President is abducted and a clone created by a scientist working for LexLuthor replaces him. By the time the plot is exposed, Luthor is already out of prison thanks to a pardon signed by the clone.

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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': In one episode, the President is abducted and a clone created by a scientist working for LexLuthor Comicbook/LexLuthor replaces him. By the time the plot is exposed, Luthor is already out of prison thanks to a pardon signed by the clone.
29th Sep '16 4:52:00 PM HolyDriver
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** Being based off {{Privateer}}s, the Seven Warlords of the Sea also benefit from this when they ally themselves with the World Government.

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** Being based off {{Privateer}}s, the Seven Warlords of the Sea Shichibukai also benefit from this when they ally themselves with the World Government.
14th Aug '16 6:35:36 PM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Aral Vorkosigan handed around pardons very freely after the Pretendership, for those who technically broke the law in their efforts to reverse the effects of a coup.

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', imperial regent Aral Vorkosigan handed around pardons very freely after the Pretendership, for those who technically broke the law in their efforts to reverse the effects of a coup.
15th Jun '16 8:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in ''[[{{Temeraire}} Victory of Eagles]]'' to Laurence to give him reason to fight in a war not understanding his {{honor before reason}} he would have fought anyway if given the chance and had already done some fighting. However [[spoiler: its revoked (mostly) when England wants Temeraire gone and need a pretext send him away.]]

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* Happens in ''[[{{Temeraire}} ''[[Literature/{{Temeraire}} Victory of Eagles]]'' to Laurence to give him reason to fight in a war not understanding his {{honor before reason}} he would have fought anyway if given the chance and had already done some fighting. However [[spoiler: its revoked (mostly) when England wants Temeraire gone and need a pretext send him away.]]
8th Jun '16 12:42:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/DavidBrin's ''The {{Uplift}} War'', after a subordinate [[spoiler:kills his superior for trying to violate the laws of war]], he is pardoned for it.

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* In Creator/DavidBrin's ''The {{Uplift}} Literature/{{Uplift}} War'', after a subordinate [[spoiler:kills his superior for trying to violate the laws of war]], he is pardoned for it.



* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Princess Ludorica thinks Roane is a smuggler and offers her a free pardon (and money) if she helps.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Princess Ludorica thinks Roane is a smuggler and offers her a free pardon (and money) if she helps.
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