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3rd Dec '16 11:32:37 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': the action in question fortunately never has to be carried, but a scene has Sigrun get the idea that her scout Lalli, whose cousin Tuuri is on her small crew as well, got eaten by a monster. She turns to Mikkel and Emil who are behind her and asks who of them wants to break the news to Tuuri. This causes Emil, who's good friends with Lalli, to check things out himself and notice that Lalli's tracks go on much further than Sigrun thought they did.
22nd Oct '16 9:05:48 PM Gideoncrawle
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-> ''Once, all the mice agreed that life would be better if the cat wore a bell to warn of his coming--until a wise old mouse asked, "[[TropeNamer Who will bell the cat]]?"''[[note]]In RealLife, cats can learn to stalk without ringing the bell, but the fable (and by extension, the general premise) hasn't died.[[/note]]

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-> ''Once, all the mice agreed that life would be better if the cat wore a bell to warn of his coming--until a wise old mouse asked, "[[TropeNamer Who "Who will bell the cat]]?"''[[note]]In cat?"''[[note]]In RealLife, cats can learn to stalk without ringing the bell, but the fable (and by extension, the general premise) hasn't died.[[/note]]
11th Oct '16 1:40:46 AM MadSpy
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' gives us a memory from Cersei Lannister, showing that EvenEvilHasLovedOnes. While she was in labour before giving birth to her son, Joffery, Cersei's brother Jaime (widely recognized as one of the greatest swordsmen in the kingdom) was informed he could not be in the room.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' gives us a memory from Cersei Lannister, showing that EvenEvilHasLovedOnes. While she was in labour before giving birth to her son, Joffery, Joffrey, Cersei's brother Jaime (widely recognized as one of the greatest swordsmen in the kingdom) was informed he could not be in the room.
6th Oct '16 7:06:07 PM SteveMB
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This can range from the realization that it is a SenselessSacrifice that will fail and so not achieve the end, to TheHero or TheLeader refusing to harm the ReluctantMonster and putting it on the DirtyCoward to do it himself, [[HoldingOutForAHero at which point the coward melts off]]. It usually has to be ''one'' person who does it, sticking at the selection point, but being endangered ''en masse'' is also possible. Of course, in some shows the ButtMonkey always gets this kind of job (which usually means a CrowningMomentOfAwesome). This is also a common issue for TheBait. Another common variant is when the hero, faced with a crowd of people who mean him or her harm or death, points out or demonstrates that he / she isn't going to go down quietly and that while they might eventually prevail, several of ''them'' are going to be dead or seriously hurt by the end of it -- leading to the would-be attackers realising that none of them really want to risk ending up in the 'dead or seriously hurt' category.

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This can range from the realization that it is a SenselessSacrifice that will fail and so not achieve the end, to TheHero or TheLeader refusing to harm the ReluctantMonster and putting it on the DirtyCoward to do it himself, [[HoldingOutForAHero at which point the coward melts off]]. It usually has to be ''one'' person who does it, sticking at the selection point, but being endangered ''en masse'' is also possible. Of course, in some shows the ButtMonkey always gets this kind of job (which usually means a CrowningMomentOfAwesome). This is also a common issue for TheBait. Another common variant is when the hero, faced with a crowd of people who mean him or her harm or death, points out or demonstrates that he / she isn't going to go down quietly and that while they might eventually prevail, several of ''them'' are going to be dead or seriously hurt by the end of it -- leading to the would-be attackers realising that [[VictoryThroughIntimidation none of them really want to risk risk]] ending up in the 'dead or seriously hurt' category.
14th Sep '16 4:27:52 PM Mechamorph2
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** A variation of the joke is that the reason Jesus uses the male pronoun is because his mother [[ExactWords does not count as a "he"]].
22nd Aug '16 9:21:55 PM Yuihime
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', a retired adventurer known as the Wise Old Man has turned to armed bank robbery for amusement and profit, because his past quests were undertaken for EXP and not fiscal reward. Since none of the Draynor locals are equipped to deal with such a powerful mage, they are unable to arrest him or press charges. The best they can do is station guards to watch his house at all times, and hope that he doesn't actually ''do'' anything.
22nd Aug '16 4:42:34 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* Fat Freddy's Cat: When asked "Who will bell the cat?" a young female mouse volunteers: unfortunately she mis-hears the request as "BALL the cat"; with consequences best not imagined.
11th Jun '16 8:02:24 AM DoctorNemesis
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This can range from the realization that it is a SenselessSacrifice that will fail and so not achieve the end, to TheHero or TheLeader refusing to harm the ReluctantMonster and putting it on the DirtyCoward to do it himself, [[HoldingOutForAHero at which point the coward melts off]]. It usually has to be ''one'' person who does it, sticking at the selection point, but being endangered ''en masse'' is also possible. Of course, in some shows the ButtMonkey always gets this kind of job (which usually means a CrowningMomentOfAwesome). This is also a common issue for TheBait.

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This can range from the realization that it is a SenselessSacrifice that will fail and so not achieve the end, to TheHero or TheLeader refusing to harm the ReluctantMonster and putting it on the DirtyCoward to do it himself, [[HoldingOutForAHero at which point the coward melts off]]. It usually has to be ''one'' person who does it, sticking at the selection point, but being endangered ''en masse'' is also possible. Of course, in some shows the ButtMonkey always gets this kind of job (which usually means a CrowningMomentOfAwesome). This is also a common issue for TheBait.
TheBait. Another common variant is when the hero, faced with a crowd of people who mean him or her harm or death, points out or demonstrates that he / she isn't going to go down quietly and that while they might eventually prevail, several of ''them'' are going to be dead or seriously hurt by the end of it -- leading to the would-be attackers realising that none of them really want to risk ending up in the 'dead or seriously hurt' category.
4th Jun '16 6:04:40 PM Goldfritha
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%%-> ''Once, all the mice agreed that life would be better if the cat wore a bell to warn of his coming--until a wise old mouse asked, "[[TropeNamer Who will bell the cat]]?"''[[note]]In RealLife, cats can learn to stalk without ringing the bell, but the fable (and by extension, the general premise) hasn't died.[[/note]]
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%%-> -> ''Once, all the mice agreed that life would be better if the cat wore a bell to warn of his coming--until a wise old mouse asked, "[[TropeNamer Who will bell the cat]]?"''[[note]]In RealLife, cats can learn to stalk without ringing the bell, but the fable (and by extension, the general premise) hasn't died.[[/note]]
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-->--Aesop
29th May '16 9:31:21 PM PaulA
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'''Prime Minister DuHavel:''' Yes, Your Majesty.\\

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'''Prime Minister DuHavel:''' [=DuHavel=]:''' Yes, Your Majesty.\\
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