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2nd Jun '18 2:15:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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* This is the center of Franky's backstory in ''Manga/OnePiece''. His mentor Tom was put on trial for building the Pirate King's ship, the ''Oro Jackson'', and sentenced to death, but managed to get a stay of execution in exchange for working on the Sea Train, a way of connecting Water 7 with nearby islands. Eventually, he succeeded, and Spandam's attempt to get the plans to Pluton under the justification of Tom being a criminal failed, since Tom was pardoned and (unknown to Spandam) passed the blueprints on to Iceberg. As a result, Spandam and his Cipher Pol 5 operatives stole Franky's ships to frame him, Tom and Iceberg for attacking the courthouse ship. Tom, however, asked that the pardon be used on the crimes of attacking the court ship, and while he was sentenced to death, the Pluton blueprints remained safe.

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This is the center of Franky's backstory in ''Manga/OnePiece''.backstory. His mentor Tom was put on trial for building the Pirate King's ship, the ''Oro Jackson'', and sentenced to death, but managed to get a stay of execution in exchange for working on the Sea Train, a way of connecting Water 7 with nearby islands. Eventually, he succeeded, and Spandam's attempt to get the plans to Pluton under the justification of Tom being a criminal failed, since Tom was pardoned and (unknown to Spandam) passed the blueprints on to Iceberg. As a result, Spandam and his Cipher Pol 5 operatives stole Franky's ships to frame him, Tom and Iceberg for attacking the courthouse ship. Tom, however, asked that the pardon be used on the crimes of attacking the court ship, and while he was sentenced to death, the Pluton blueprints remained safe.
27th Mar '18 3:45:38 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BabylonFive''. After successfully rebelling against [=EarthGov=] and overthrowing the dictatorship of President Clark, Sheridan is offered clemency for those who followed him, but only if he resigns his command. It's AnOfferYouCantRefuse but Sheridan has the last laugh when he's elected President of the Alliance. Turns out the pardon [[TheMenFirst for his men]] was what he was after the whole time, and he only put on a show of being coerced.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive''. After successfully rebelling against [=EarthGov=] and overthrowing the dictatorship of President Clark, Sheridan is offered clemency for those who followed him, but only if he resigns his command. It's AnOfferYouCantRefuse but Sheridan has the last laugh when he's elected President of the Alliance. Turns out the pardon [[TheMenFirst for his men]] was what he was after the whole time, and he only put on a show of being coerced. He also made sure of distributing copies of the amnesty to plenty of journalists ''before'' the announcement that he'd been made President.
27th Mar '18 3:44:02 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BabylonFive''. After successfully rebelling against [=EarthGov=] and overthrowing the dictatorship of President Clark, Sheridan is offered clemency for those who followed him, but only if he resigns his command. It's AnOfferYouCantRefuse but Sheridan has the last laugh when he's elected President of the Alliance. Turns out the pardon [[TheMenFirst for his men]] was what he was after the whole time, and he only put on a show of being coerced.
27th Mar '18 3:37:18 AM JackG
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* ''The Golden Gate'', by Creator/AlistairMacLean. A criminal mastermind holds the President of the United States for ransom on the Golden Gate bridge, and his final demand is a Presidential pardon. The President responds with a ClusterFBomb on live television. There's a sense that, [[FridgeLogic even if this doesn't hold water legally]] because the President is being coerced, the criminal is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity playing to the gallery]] with a RefugeInAudacity.

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* ''The Golden Gate'', by Creator/AlistairMacLean. A criminal mastermind holds the President of the United States for ransom on the Golden Gate bridge, and his final demand is a Presidential pardon. The President responds with a ClusterFBomb on live television. There's a sense that, [[FridgeLogic even if this doesn't hold water legally]] because the President is being coerced, the criminal is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity [[TooFunnyToBeEvil playing to the gallery]] with a RefugeInAudacity.
27th Mar '18 3:34:09 AM JackG
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* ''The Golden Gate'', by Creator/AlistairMacLean. A criminal mastermind holds the President of the United States for ransom on the Golden Gate bridge, and his final demand is a Presidential pardon. The President responds with a ClusterFBomb on live television. There's a sense that, even if this doesn't hold water legally because the President is being coerced, the criminal is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity playing to the gallery]] with a RefugeInAudacity.

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* ''The Golden Gate'', by Creator/AlistairMacLean. A criminal mastermind holds the President of the United States for ransom on the Golden Gate bridge, and his final demand is a Presidential pardon. The President responds with a ClusterFBomb on live television. There's a sense that, [[FridgeLogic even if this doesn't hold water legally legally]] because the President is being coerced, the criminal is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity playing to the gallery]] with a RefugeInAudacity.
27th Mar '18 3:20:11 AM JackG
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* ''The Golden Gate'', by Creator/AlistairMacLean. A criminal mastermind holds the President of the United States for ransom on the Golden Gate bridge, and his final demand is a Presidential pardon. The President responds with a ClusterFBomb on live television. There's a sense that, even if this doesn't hold water legally because the President is being coerced, the criminal is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity playing to the gallery]] with a RefugeInAudacity.
21st Mar '18 1:15:59 PM NotThisThing
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* ''Film/TheProducers'': [[spoiler:At the end of the show, after "Prisoners of Love," Max and Leo are given a full pardon "for having, through song and dance, brought joy and laughter into the hearts of every murderer, rapist and sex maniac in Sing Sing."]]
15th Mar '18 8:26:45 PM ElodieHiras
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* DownplayedTrope, but France had a history of presidents' first act while in office being to mass pardon parking violations.
9th Feb '18 3:59:38 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', Umbridge tried to have the [[AnimateInanimateObject Sorting Hat]] arrested. Dumbledore forces a pardon out of Minister Fudge, who is ''not happy'' that Umbridge forced him to do something so ridiculous as issue an official pardon to a piece of headwear.
14th Jan '18 12:28:35 PM nombretomado
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** The driving motivation of TheLastChancers.

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** The driving motivation of TheLastChancers.Literature/TheLastChancers.
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