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19th Apr '16 1:29:58 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'', after [[spoiler:Katniss kills President Coin, she's told to stay hidden until the next President pardons her]].

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* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'', after [[spoiler:Katniss kills President Coin, she's told to stay hidden until emotions die down a bit and the next President pardons can officially pardon her]].
15th Apr '16 6:19:56 PM luiz4200
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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.
15th Apr '16 6:09:58 PM luiz4200
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* Some ''HarryPotter'' fanfics where Sirius Black's name is cleared have it described as him being pardoned.


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* ''Disney/RobinHood'': The epilogue shows a "Pardoned by Order of King Richard" sign covering Robin Hood's wanted poster.
13th Apr '16 10:20:05 AM Goldfritha
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* Chinese literature on filial piety includes the righteous stepmother of Qi. When her son and stepson were found by a murdered man, and both confessed in an obvious attempt to shield each other, she said they should execute her son -- both because her husband had particularly put her stepson in her care, and because it was the place of her son, who was the junior and therefore inferior. For which devotion to duty both men were pardoned.
24th Mar '16 4:13:12 AM SteveMB
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SuperTrope of LastMinuteReprieve. The BoxedCrook is often offered one, as are criminals TradingBarsForStripes. Whether it's for real is another matter. Can be used as a GetOutOfJailFreeCard; the pardon may be conditional on their joining a team.

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SuperTrope of LastMinuteReprieve. The BoxedCrook is often offered one, as are criminals TradingBarsForStripes. Whether it's for real is another matter. Can be used as a GetOutOfJailFreeCard; the pardon may be conditional on their joining a team.
team. Compare StatuteOfLimitations, where the criminal is off the hook after sufficient time has elapsed.
5th Mar '16 1:53:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* A full pardon of their capital offenses was the incentive for the main characters of ''TheDirtyDozen'' to volunteer for the film's mission.

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* A full pardon of their capital offenses was the incentive for the main characters of ''TheDirtyDozen'' ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' to volunteer for the film's mission.
22nd Jan '16 5:31:31 AM luiz4200
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* One of the ''[[Creator/WalterLantz Inspector Willoughby]]'' shorts features a man trying to escape prison. During the last attempt, he tries to ram the gates but then Inspector Willoughby just opens them and informs him he's been pardoned. He then wants to be let back in prison.
30th Dec '15 10:00:37 AM JoeMerl
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* {{Discussed}} [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls.'' After [[ItMakesSenseInContext supposedly being appointed a congresswoman]], [[CloudCuckooLander Mabel]] hears [[LovableRogue Grunkle Stan]] say "Pardon me?" and replies "You are officially pardoned!"
13th Dec '15 4:18:19 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''[[XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', Han Solo and Wedge Antilles discuss this in relation to Gara Petothel, [[spoiler: aka Lara Notsil, aka Kirney Slane]], who was an Imperial Intelligence agent and spied against the New Republic but then defected and dealt immeasurable damage to Warlord Zsinj's fleet. However, they conclude that (being a fleet general and a fighter commander) they really don't have the authority to issue a pardon, and the only person they could really ask (Princess Leia) is off on other duties and can't be contacted. In the end, they compromise, deleting the (admittedly circumstantial, but quite persuasive) evidence that [[NeverFoundTheBody she survived the book's climax]] from the ship's logs and declaring the case closed. [[spoiler: ''MercyKill'' confirms that she survived, is happily married to Donos and they have their own travel business called "Donoslane excursions".]].

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* At the end of ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', Han Solo and Wedge Antilles discuss this in relation to Gara Petothel, [[spoiler: aka Lara Notsil, aka Kirney Slane]], who was an Imperial Intelligence agent and spied against the New Republic but then defected and dealt immeasurable damage to Warlord Zsinj's fleet. However, they conclude that (being a fleet general and a fighter commander) they really don't have the authority to issue a pardon, and the only person they could really ask (Princess Leia) is off on other duties and can't be contacted. In the end, they compromise, deleting the (admittedly circumstantial, but quite persuasive) evidence that [[NeverFoundTheBody she survived the book's climax]] from the ship's logs and declaring the case closed. [[spoiler: ''MercyKill'' confirms that she survived, is happily married to Donos and they have their own travel business called "Donoslane excursions".]].
5th Dec '15 6:19:30 AM SteveMB
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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 kind of a loser.

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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.
loser]].
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