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26th Aug '16 9:38:52 AM thatother1dude
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''. Dodgers joins the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] after getting Hal Jordan's ring due to a drycleaner mishap. He ends up as the last one standing against Sinestro, who has subdued the rest of the Corps. When Sinestro offers him the chance to join with him, Dodgers replies, "Yeah, sure, why not?" Sinestro suddenly launches into a tirade ("You fool! [[ReflexiveResponse You defy my generous offer]]", etc.) before stopping and asking if he actually agreed. Sinestro is then disappointed because he didn't get the chance for his angry rejection speech. Being a good sport, Dodgers lets him give it anyway. And this incident subverts the trope in another way: by showing the folly of forging an alliance with the kind of fickle character who would agree to switch sides on the drop of a hat. Duck Dodgers has a sudden change of heart, and frees the other Corps members when Sinestro isn't expecting it.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''. Dodgers joins the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] after getting Hal Jordan's ring due to a drycleaner mishap. He ends up as the last one standing against Sinestro, who has subdued the rest of the Corps. When Sinestro offers him the chance to join with him, Dodgers replies, "Yeah, sure, why not?" Sinestro suddenly launches into a tirade ("You fool! [[ReflexiveResponse [[WontTakeYesForAnAnswer You defy my generous offer]]", etc.) before stopping and asking if he actually agreed. Sinestro is then disappointed because he didn't get the chance for his angry rejection speech. Being a good sport, Dodgers lets him give it anyway. And this incident subverts the trope in another way: by showing the folly of forging an alliance with the kind of fickle character who would agree to switch sides on the drop of a hat. Duck Dodgers has a sudden change of heart, and frees the other Corps members when Sinestro isn't expecting it.
15th Aug '16 12:14:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'', Gravemind unsuccessfully attempts this on Master Chief: "I am a timeless chorus; join your voice with mine, and sing victory everlasting".
** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' [[spoiler: Cortana]] offers Master Chief and Blue Team this. He counter offers with [[spoiler: [[{{Heartwarming Moments}} returning home with him]].]] So [[spoiler: she]] decides to lock him away for 10,000 years under the assumption that by then they'll be able to convince Master Chief to see it their way.

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In ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'', Gravemind unsuccessfully attempts this on Master Chief: "I am a timeless chorus; join your voice with mine, and sing victory everlasting".
everlasting". Though in this case it was less "join with me" and more "[[AssimilationPlot become part of me]]".
** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' [[spoiler: Cortana]] offers Master Chief and Blue Team this. He counter offers with His counteroffer is [[spoiler: [[{{Heartwarming Moments}} her returning home with him]].]] So [[spoiler: she]] decides to lock him away for 10,000 years under the assumption that by then they'll be able to convince Master Chief to see it their way.
28th Jul '16 10:51:58 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/DamienOmenII'': Damian Thorn, the adolescent antichrist, offers to let his beloved cousin join him. Unlike in most stories, when the young idealist refuses and vows to stop him, Damian has an attack of "dangerously genre savvy" "real life" and just kills him.

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* ''Film/DamienOmenII'': Damian Thorn, the adolescent antichrist, offers to let his beloved cousin join him. Unlike in most stories, when the young idealist refuses and vows to stop him, Damian has an attack of "dangerously genre savvy" "real life" and just kills him.



** Also played with and subverted in ''Film/GoldenEye''. Trevelyan says that he considered making this offer to James, but, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, realised that Bond would never accept it.

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** Also played with and subverted in ''Film/GoldenEye''. Trevelyan says that he considered making this offer to James, but, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, but realised that Bond would never accept it.



* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles book ''Dead Beat'', Harry, GenreSavvy that he is, assumes Kumori is going to say this when she says she's going to "make him an offer", and says as such. He guessed incorrectly, though his second guess, "go away and I won't kill you", is entirely accurate.

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* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles book ''Dead Beat'', Harry, GenreSavvy that he is, Harry assumes Kumori is going to say this when she says she's going to "make him an offer", and says as such. He guessed incorrectly, though his second guess, "go away and I won't kill you", is entirely accurate.



* The sequel series ''Literature/TheMalloreon'' sees the new Child of Dark Zandramas desperately offer to be (Bel)garion's new bride and for them both to become gods with the powers of the Stones after almost every plan she had to stave away the Choice between Light and Dark fails. Garion, at this point rather GenreSavvy about the whole thing, tells the Dark Prophecy that was behind Torak and is behind Zandramas off for being so unchanging as to try a ploy that didn't work on him the last time either.

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* The sequel series ''Literature/TheMalloreon'' sees the new Child of Dark Zandramas desperately offer to be (Bel)garion's new bride and for them both to become gods with the powers of the Stones after almost every plan she had to stave away the Choice between Light and Dark fails. Garion, at this point rather GenreSavvy about the whole thing, Garion tells the Dark Prophecy that was behind Torak and is behind Zandramas off for being so unchanging as to try a ploy that didn't work on him the last time either.



* This is essentially Larry's entire motivation on ''Series/BurnNotice''. He's nostalgic for the days when he and Michael cut a swath through three continents and he wants to do it again. However, lately he's been GenreSavvy enough to have figured out by now that Michael isn't as much like him as the forged dossier floating around would have everyone believe.

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* This is essentially Larry's entire motivation on ''Series/BurnNotice''. He's nostalgic for the days when he and Michael cut a swath through three continents and he wants to do it again. However, lately he's been GenreSavvy enough to have figured out by now that Michael isn't as much like him as the forged dossier floating around would have everyone believe.
27th Jul '16 2:18:30 PM lavendermintrose
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* The Green King to TheMole [[spoiler: Saruhiko Fushimi]] in ''Anime/{{K}}: Return of Kings''. The Green King is something of an AntiVillain, and [[spoiler: Saruhiko]] is ''definitely'' an AntiHero - it was ambiguous up to that point whether he was in Jungle as a mole or as a real traitor, and he legitimately might accept the offer. He [[spoiler: turns it down in his usual brilliant deadpan way]].
22nd Jul '16 2:39:43 PM JJHIL325
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* At the climax of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the BigBad [[spoiler: Mayor Bellwether]] tells Judy Hopps that they are NotSoDifferent [[spoiler: as both of them are small mistreated prey animals]], and she should help [[spoiler: uniting the prey species to overthrow the predators]]. [[spoiler: When Judy refuses, she attempts to murder her by turning Nick savage.]]

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* At During the climax of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the BigBad [[spoiler: Mayor Bellwether]] tells attempts to convince Judy Hopps to pull a FaceHeelTurn, pointing that they are NotSoDifferent [[spoiler: as both of them are small mistreated prey animals]], and she should help that working together they have the power to [[spoiler: uniting unite the prey species to overthrow drive all of the predators]].predators out of Zootopia]]. [[spoiler: When Judy refuses, she attempts to murder her by turning Nick savage.]]
18th Jul '16 1:56:21 PM Tyrantosaurus
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* The soon to be Pirate King hinself was offered this by a rival of his, Shiki. The two apparently had many disagreemsnts and issues in the past, but Shiki was willing to ignore it if they could team up. Unfortunately, Roger had no interest in dominating the world.
17th Jul '16 5:36:52 AM JackG
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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'', Ming offers Flash rulership of the Earth in his name at one point. This is how Ming operates -- by creating lesser kingdoms that fight each other, so they won't co-operate to overthrow him.

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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'', Ming offers Flash rulership of the Earth in his name at one point. This is how However it's pointed out earlier that Ming operates -- is clever re this trope: by creating giving troublemakers their own lesser kingdoms that kingdoms, they'll fight each other, so they won't co-operate other and not cooperate to overthrow him.
17th Jul '16 5:32:14 AM JackG
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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'', Ming offers Flash rulership of the Earth in his name at one point.

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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'', Ming offers Flash rulership of the Earth in his name at one point. This is how Ming operates -- by creating lesser kingdoms that fight each other, so they won't co-operate to overthrow him.
17th Jul '16 5:29:14 AM JackG
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** Played with in ''Film/DrNo''. Dr. No says that he was impressed by Bond's skills and was considering offering him a job. Unfortunately, Bond has pissed him off way too many times, so instead he's going to have him tortured and imprisoned. In fairness, Bond also offered him the opportunity of working for the West, only for Dr No to inform him [[TheyLaughedAtMe that both sides of the Cold War had rejected his services]].

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** Played with in ''Film/DrNo''. Dr. No says that he was impressed by Bond's skills and was considering offering him a job. Unfortunately, Bond has pissed him off way too many times, so instead he's going to have him tortured and imprisoned. In fairness, Bond also offered him Dr No the opportunity of working for the West, only for Dr No to inform him [[TheyLaughedAtMe Bond that both sides of the Cold War had already rejected his services]].services.
17th Jul '16 5:26:44 AM JackG
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* JustifiedTrope in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' due to the FantasticCasteSystem on Krypton. General Zod and his followers are genetically-engineered to be soldiers, so don't have the natural skills or temperament to rebuild their world. Jor-El was created to be a scientist, and Kal-El (Superman) is his son, so naturally Zod tries to enlist both men to his cause. When they refuse however, he's [[WellIntentionedExtremist fully prepared to continue regardless]].

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* JustifiedTrope in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' due to the FantasticCasteSystem on Krypton. General Zod and his followers are genetically-engineered to be soldiers, so don't have the natural skills or temperament to rebuild their world. Jor-El was created to be a scientist, and Kal-El (Superman) is his son, so naturally Zod tries to enlist both men to his cause. When they refuse however, he's [[WellIntentionedExtremist fully prepared to continue regardless]].
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