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12th Sep '17 10:51:49 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Rogues' Revenge'', the Society tells [[TheFlash Captain Cold]] that they have his father hostage. He is [[AbusiveParents not as intimidated as they expect]], [[spoiler:and though he does track down his father, it's only to confront and kill him himself... or at least have Heat Wave do it]].

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* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Rogues' Revenge'', the Society tells [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Captain Cold]] that they have his father hostage. He is [[AbusiveParents not as intimidated as they expect]], [[spoiler:and though he does track down his father, it's only to confront and kill him himself... or at least have Heat Wave do it]].
24th Jun '17 12:50:53 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/TheLegendOfZorro'', in prison, Alejandro gets threatened by several prisoners. He tries to make them back off by grabbing Joaquin and threatening him (he is of course bluffing), but they say they don't care and keep advancing, forcing him to fight them off.


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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In "The Rains of Castamere", when the Red Wedding happens, Catelyn Stark attempts to secure her and Robb's release by holding a knife to Walder Frey's wife's throat. He callously says he'll just get another wife, and doesn't bat an eye when Catelyn kills her and is killed in turn.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': In "What He Beheld", while in a shootout, Derek grabs a little girl bystander and threatens her, but his opponent says he doesn't know her so he doesn't care. Derek shrugs, kills him, and releases the the girl.
4th May '17 4:56:58 PM iowaforever
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 14; Felix, Locus, and their partner Siris abduct one Gabriel Lozano, the son of notorious crime lord Ruben Lozano, intent on turning him in for a bounty. This goes awry when the bounty is abruptly cancelled just as the three are going to collect, so Felix decides to change plans for a traditional kidnapping and ransom. Unfortunately, Ruben hates Gabriel and says that the three would have done him a favor by killing him, and is more concerned about the hit to his reputation that the kidnapping caused.
2nd Mar '17 7:38:11 PM apm483@gmail.com
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Soul Society arc, Ichigo's team hold a group of shinigami hostage and attempt to escape from another stronger group, only for the latter to laugh at the idea and explicitly state that they do not really care about the hostages who are from another division.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'s Soul Society arc, Ichigo's team hold a group of shinigami Ichigo holds Hanatarou hostage and in an attempt to escape from another stronger group, only for the latter to laugh at the idea and explicitly state that they they, the 11th division, do not really care about the hostages Hanatarou, who are is from another the 4th division.
4th Feb '17 3:12:05 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/AbleTeam''. When Carl Lyons is captured in Guatemala, the rest of Able Team follow a lead that there's an American being held hostage. He turns out to be a PoorLittleRichKid who arranged his FakedKidnapping, gets shot when he reaches for a gun, and then moans that his cheapsake father sent them instead of paying up. Able Team just walk out and leave him there, telling their informant that he won't be getting his reward money as it was the wrong man.
-->"But didn't they have an American?"
-->"Yeah, but they can keep him!"
8th Jan '17 1:09:39 PM nombretomado
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* Spider Jerusalem uses those exact words when his wife's cryogenically preserved head is stolen and held for ransom in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''. Well, eventually, after having initially enunciated his position by the use of various unprintable invectives. Put it this way; she's his ''ex''-wife, and the animosity was mutual.

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* Spider Jerusalem uses those exact words when his wife's cryogenically preserved head is stolen and held for ransom in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''. Well, eventually, after having initially enunciated his position by the use of various unprintable invectives. Put it this way; she's his ''ex''-wife, and the animosity was mutual.



* In ''Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge'', the Society tells [[TheFlash Captain Cold]] that they have his father hostage. He is [[AbusiveParents not as intimidated as they expect]], [[spoiler:and though he does track down his father, it's only to confront and kill him himself... or at least have Heat Wave do it]].

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* In ''Final Crisis: ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Rogues' Revenge'', the Society tells [[TheFlash Captain Cold]] that they have his father hostage. He is [[AbusiveParents not as intimidated as they expect]], [[spoiler:and though he does track down his father, it's only to confront and kill him himself... or at least have Heat Wave do it]].
25th Dec '16 7:55:40 PM TheNerfGuy
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* In the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', a group of kidnappers snatch the recently [[FountainOfYouth re-chibified]] Goku, after being unable to kidnap Bra for ransom. They then call ''Vegeta'' with the ransom demand, saying they've got his son Goku. Needless to say, his reaction can be neatly summed up by this trope's name. (Whether Vegeta doesn't care about Goku or simply says it because he's sure the kidnappers are going to be taught a painful lesson by their victim, or a little of both, is hard to say.)

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* In the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', a group of kidnappers snatch the recently [[FountainOfYouth re-chibified]] Goku, after being unable to kidnap Bra for ransom. They then call ''Vegeta'' with the ransom demand, saying they've got his son Goku. Needless to say, his His reaction can be neatly summed up by this trope's name. (Whether Vegeta doesn't care about Goku or simply says it because he's sure the kidnappers are going to be taught a painful lesson by their victim, or a little of both, is hard to say.)
16th Nov '16 6:03:35 PM LadyJafaria
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* ''Series/TheBorgias'' depicts the same incident with Caterina Sforza as the Literature example above; she tells Juan Borgia, who's sieging the walls of Forli and threatening her son, that she can make ten more sons.
25th Oct '16 6:58:48 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' that strikingly parallels ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Tweek steals a bazooka and aims it at Creator/StevenSpielberg and GeorgeLucas after they've kidnapped the other major characters (it's a long story). "All I want are my friends," Tweek explains - and then he quickly adds "Except for Cartman; you can keep him."

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' that strikingly parallels ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Tweek steals a bazooka and aims it at Creator/StevenSpielberg and GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas after they've kidnapped the other major characters (it's a long story). "All I want are my friends," Tweek explains - and then he quickly adds "Except for Cartman; you can keep him."
29th Sep '16 12:48:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* JosephStalin's son, Yakov Josifovich Stalin, was captured by the Nazis during WWII. They proposed a prisoner exchange to Stalin: his son for Friedrich Paulus (the commander at Stalingrad). Stalin replied that he wouldn't trade a Lieutenant for a Field Marshall, and left his son to die after a couple of years in a [=POW=] camp. Stalin claimed that it was a refusal to show favouritism when there were literally tens of thousands of other Soviet soldiers held prisoner. Then again, Old Joe had treated Yakov like dog shit since the day the boy was born, and, upon hearing of Yakov's failed suicide attempt in 1940 (by shooting himself in the head), responded, "The worthless idiot can't even hit his target at point-blank range!" Draw your own conclusion.

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* JosephStalin's UsefulNotes/JosephStalin's son, Yakov Josifovich Stalin, was captured by the Nazis during WWII. They proposed a prisoner exchange to Stalin: his son for Friedrich Paulus (the commander at Stalingrad). Stalin replied that he wouldn't trade a Lieutenant for a Field Marshall, and left his son to die after a couple of years in a [=POW=] camp. Stalin claimed that it was a refusal to show favouritism when there were literally tens of thousands of other Soviet soldiers held prisoner. Then again, Old Joe had treated Yakov like dog shit since the day the boy was born, and, upon hearing of Yakov's failed suicide attempt in 1940 (by shooting himself in the head), responded, "The worthless idiot can't even hit his target at point-blank range!" Draw your own conclusion.
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