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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.
26th May '16 3:16:19 PM TinMan
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'': After manipulating his way to the presidency, Frank Underwood pardons his predecessor Garrett Walker and businessman Raymond Tusk. Initially a fairly clever move, it comes back to bite Frank in the ass in Season 4 when Walker is able to go on the record about how he was innocent in the money laundering scheme and the Chinese trade war in Season 2, which seriously imperils Frank's administration on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.
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.
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