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4th Jun '18 3:57:13 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Heavily implied in the case of [[PrivateDetective Jake Hama]] of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''. Prior to the Tokyo Disaster, Jake had photographed high-ranking government official Masao Tanaka at a LoveHotel and attempted to blackmail him to keep the footage away from his wife; eventually, the two came to an agreement in which Tanaka offered the detective regular work in exchange for the photographs remaining hidden. Following the Tokyo Incident, this arrangement was extended to hiring Jake to find Tanaka's missing daughter, Naonomi; unfortunately, this required Jake to enter [[{{Mordor}} a monster-infested exclusion zone]] with no means of defending himself, escaping, or even calling for helps. Plus, the relationship between Tanaka and his daughter is revealed to be extremely problematic - [[spoiler: in that Naonomi ''joined a cult'' out of hatred for him and went on to mastermind the Tokyo bombing]] - so chances are that Tanaka was only using her disappearance as a pretext for getting rid of the blackmailer. Jake, [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy being]] [[CluelessDetective Jake]], still hasn't noticed anything untoward.
24th May '18 5:11:58 PM AmuckCricetine
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* In the ''{{Series/Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' episode "[[Reap/BlackadderS4E2CorporalPunishment Corporal Punishment]]", when Edmund is court-martialed, and Baldrick and George fail to do anything to save him, he volunteers them to a mission named "Operation Certain Death" (though they apparently manage to survive). However, since we only hear Capt. Blackadder's side of a telephone conversation in which the operation is mentioned, it's possible that he was just making it up, knowing the two dimwits would fall for it.

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* In the ''{{Series/Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' episode "[[Reap/BlackadderS4E2CorporalPunishment "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E2CorporalPunishment Corporal Punishment]]", when Edmund is court-martialed, and Baldrick and George fail to do anything to save him, he volunteers them to a mission named "Operation Certain Death" (though they apparently manage to survive). However, since we only hear Capt. Blackadder's side of a telephone conversation in which the operation is mentioned, it's possible that he was just making it up, knowing the two dimwits would fall for it.
24th May '18 5:11:11 PM AmuckCricetine
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* In the ''{{Series/Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' episode "[[Reap/BlackadderS4E2CourtMartial Court Martial]]", when Edmund is court-martialed, and Baldrick and George fail to do anything to save him, he volunteers them to a mission named "Operation Certain Death" (though they apparently manage to survive). However, since we only hear Capt. Blackadder's side of a telephone conversation in which the operation is mentioned, it's possible that he was just making it up, knowing the two dimwits would fall for it.
* In the ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' episode "[[Recap/DollhouseS1E5TrueBeliever True Believer]]"), Boyd attempts to get Echo pulled off of the job she's on because it's become too dangerous. However, Dominic (who believes Echo is becoming a liability to the Dollhouse) refuses to allow Boyd to extract Echo. When it seems that Echo is going to manage to scrape out of her situation after all, Dominic goes above and beyond this trope: [[spoiler:he takes a private jet to the scene and slugs Echo in the face while she's in a burning building, and then flees with the hope that Echo will remain unconscious and burn to death. It doesn't work.]]

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* In the ''{{Series/Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' episode "[[Reap/BlackadderS4E2CourtMartial Court Martial]]", "[[Reap/BlackadderS4E2CorporalPunishment Corporal Punishment]]", when Edmund is court-martialed, and Baldrick and George fail to do anything to save him, he volunteers them to a mission named "Operation Certain Death" (though they apparently manage to survive). However, since we only hear Capt. Blackadder's side of a telephone conversation in which the operation is mentioned, it's possible that he was just making it up, knowing the two dimwits would fall for it.
* In the ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' episode "[[Recap/DollhouseS1E5TrueBeliever "[[Recap/DollhouseS01E05TrueBeliever True Believer]]"), Boyd attempts to get Echo pulled off of the job she's on because it's become too dangerous. However, Dominic (who believes Echo is becoming a liability to the Dollhouse) refuses to allow Boyd to extract Echo. When it seems that Echo is going to manage to scrape out of her situation after all, Dominic goes above and beyond this trope: [[spoiler:he takes a private jet to the scene and slugs Echo in the face while she's in a burning building, and then flees with the hope that Echo will remain unconscious and burn to death. It doesn't work.]]
24th May '18 5:08:57 PM AmuckCricetine
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* In ''{{Series/Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', when Edmund is court-martialed, and Baldrick and George fail to do anything to save him, he volunteers them to a mission named "Operation Certain Death" (though they apparently manage to survive). However, since we only hear Capt. Blackadder's side of a telephone conversation in which the operation is mentioned, it's possible that he was just making it up, knowing the two dimwits would fall for it.
* In the 5th episode of ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' ("True Believer"), Boyd attempts to get Echo pulled off of the job she's on because it's become too dangerous. However, Dominic (who believes Echo is becoming a liability to the Dollhouse) refuses to allow Boyd to extract Echo. When it seems that Echo is going to manage to scrape out of her situation after all, Dominic goes above and beyond this trope: [[spoiler:he takes a private jet to the scene and slugs Echo in the face while she's in a burning building, and then flees with the hope that Echo will remain unconscious and burn to death. It doesn't work.]]

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* In the ''{{Series/Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', Forth'' episode "[[Reap/BlackadderS4E2CourtMartial Court Martial]]", when Edmund is court-martialed, and Baldrick and George fail to do anything to save him, he volunteers them to a mission named "Operation Certain Death" (though they apparently manage to survive). However, since we only hear Capt. Blackadder's side of a telephone conversation in which the operation is mentioned, it's possible that he was just making it up, knowing the two dimwits would fall for it.
* In the 5th episode of ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' ("True Believer"), episode "[[Recap/DollhouseS1E5TrueBeliever True Believer]]"), Boyd attempts to get Echo pulled off of the job she's on because it's become too dangerous. However, Dominic (who believes Echo is becoming a liability to the Dollhouse) refuses to allow Boyd to extract Echo. When it seems that Echo is going to manage to scrape out of her situation after all, Dominic goes above and beyond this trope: [[spoiler:he takes a private jet to the scene and slugs Echo in the face while she's in a burning building, and then flees with the hope that Echo will remain unconscious and burn to death. It doesn't work.]]



* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "''Court Martial''", Kirk is accused of having done this to Finney [[spoiler:who turns out to have faked his own death in order to frame Kirk.]]

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "''Court Martial''", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} Court Martial]]", Kirk is accused of having done this to Finney [[spoiler:who turns out to have faked his own death in order to frame Kirk.]]
20th May '18 5:29:45 PM gadeel
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* In the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfic ''FanFic/RiseOfANewMoon'', the Purist Faction becomes a liability to Area 11 after [[GenderFlip Luna]] suborns Clovis to make her sweeping policy changes and enact her bloodless takeover of the country. So Luna decides to have them deployed at the front of the Britannian military's engagements with the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Blood of the Samurai]], leaving them at a disadvantage for the JLF troops deployed to wipe them both out.
4th May '18 8:51:41 PM JackG
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* ''Series/PrivateSchulz''. After being caught with his hand in the till, Schulz is sent on a SuicideMission to England from which he barely escapes (as the entire German spy network is in British hands). At the beginning of the next episode, Major Neuheim is toasting those unsung heroes who parachuted behind enemy lines and never returned, when a SmugSnake Gestapo agent brings in Schulz.
-->''' Major Neuheim:''' [[HypocriticalHumor How DARE you come back alive!]]
30th Apr '18 11:40:56 PM Chabal2
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* In ''The Memoirs of Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story "The Adventure of the Crooked Man", the victim was overheard arguing with his wife, and she was heard to say the name David. It turned out that she was alluding to the Biblical story described above. [[spoiler:The eponymous Crooked Man was the victim of her husband's Uriah Gambit some thirty years earlier, and she had found him in the homeless shelter where she volunteered]].

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* In ''The Memoirs of Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story "The Adventure of the Crooked Man", the victim (named James) was overheard arguing with his wife, and she was heard to say the name David. It turned out that she was alluding to the Biblical story described above. [[spoiler:The eponymous Crooked Man (named Henry) was the victim of her husband's Uriah Gambit some thirty years earlier, and she had found him in the homeless shelter where she volunteered]].
30th Apr '18 3:56:37 PM Anura
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*** Other sources claim it didn't count not because of the river, but because he demanded payment for the job.

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*** Other sources claim it didn't count not because of the river, but because he demanded took payment for the job.doing it, making it employment and not labour.
30th Apr '18 10:56:36 AM Astaroth
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* Lampshaded in the ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' quest "Ant Misbehavin'", when you must gain the trust of the xenophobic Boomers tribe by exterminating some giant ants that have infested one of their buildings.
-->'''Courier''': I'll do it, even though you're just trying to get me killed.\\
'''Raquel''': Don't get my hopes up.
30th Apr '18 10:37:38 AM Astaroth
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* In ''Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'', the two rival superhero franchises in the town both plan a raid the police station on the same night. Cartman suggests leaving the Freedom Pals to search the lower floors while the members of his franchise, Coon and Friends, carry out their business on the upper floors. When Kyle points out that his plan will probably result in the Freedom Pals getting shot by the police, Cartman responds without hesitating "And then who would the greatest superhero franchise in town be?"
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