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19th May '16 2:40:34 AM Baeraad555
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* An early strip of ''WebComic/NeverNever'' has the faeries kidnap Arthur and leave a note saying, roughly, "dear sir, we have kidnapped your son Arthur. We will return him if you pay us a hundred cupcakes. Love, the faeries of Arcadia." Arthur's dad, who doesn't believe in faeries and thinks this is just Arthur [[CloudCuckooLander being weird]], contemplates this for a moment and then writes a return letter: "dear faeries, you may keep him. Love, Arthur's dad."
11th Mar '16 2:08:23 AM kazokuhouou
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* James VI of Scotland was notably lacking in grief when Mary of Scots (his mother) was imprisoned. According to one history when Elizabeth wept at her execution, it was a face saving device to give James an excuse to not react in the [[ThisMeansWar customary manner]] and still retain his [[HonorBeforeReason honor]]. On the other hand, he had no personal attachment to Mary because he hadn't seen her since he was a baby, and had no actual memories of her, he might not have forgiven her for the murder of his father, and, given that he was next in line for the English throne, it probably wouldn't have looked good for him to declare war on England.

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* James VI of Scotland was notably lacking in grief when Mary of Scots (his mother) was imprisoned. According to one history when Elizabeth wept at her execution, it was a face saving device to give James an excuse to not react in the [[ThisMeansWar customary manner]] and still retain his [[HonorBeforeReason honor]]. On the other hand, he had no personal attachment to Mary because he hadn't seen her since he was a baby, and had no actual memories of her, he might not have forgiven her for the murder of his father, and, given that her death meant that he was next in line for the English throne, it probably wouldn't have looked good for him to declare war on England.
13th Feb '16 11:53:38 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''WebComic/JoeLovesCrappyMovies'', Joe, knowing any hypothetical kid of his will probably be just as much of an asshole as he is, says that if kidnappers or the devil kidnapped his kid, they can have them. Considering [[AwesomeMcCoolName Switchblade Motorcross Dunn]] made the devil cry, he probably had a point.
1st Jan '16 4:00:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Cradle2TheGrave'' has the BigBad [[MarkDacascos Ling]] kidnap [[{{DMX}} Anthony]]'s daughter. He calls Anthony and offers to exchange her for the black diamonds he stole (they're actually [[spoiler:a new form of plutonium]]). Since neither Anthony nor [[JetLi Su]] (a Taiwanese agent) has the stones at the moment, Anthony asks Su to talk to Ling. Su and Link converse in Chinese, and Su tells Ling he won't negotiate for the stones. When the infuriated Anthony is about to pounce on him, Su replies he's stalling for time, as Ling wouldn't have released the girl anyway, and now Ling is confused why Su is refusing to deal. On the other hand, Su realizes that the danger the stones represent and is simply making the pragmatic choice.

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* ''Film/Cradle2TheGrave'' has the BigBad [[MarkDacascos Ling]] Ling kidnap [[{{DMX}} Anthony]]'s Anthony's daughter. He calls Anthony and offers to exchange her for the black diamonds he stole (they're actually [[spoiler:a new form of plutonium]]). Since neither Anthony nor [[JetLi Su]] Su (a Taiwanese agent) has the stones at the moment, Anthony asks Su to talk to Ling. Su and Link converse in Chinese, and Su tells Ling he won't negotiate for the stones. When the infuriated Anthony is about to pounce on him, Su replies he's stalling for time, as Ling wouldn't have released the girl anyway, and now Ling is confused why Su is refusing to deal. On the other hand, Su realizes that the danger the stones represent and is simply making the pragmatic choice.
14th Dec '15 1:10:06 AM Tdarcos
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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', the legend of Keyser Söze has the hungarians capturing and raping Söze's wife and threatening to kill her and his son if he doesn't give them his drug business. So he pulls out a gun and shoots her and his son.
21st Nov '15 10:46:28 PM nombretomado
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* In one ''{{Doonesbury}}'' strip, some of Duke's creditors kidnap his son Earl. When they call him up and tell him this, his reaction is along the lines of "So what? Kill him. What else you got?" Cut to Earl tied to a chair, cheerfully commenting "Boy! You guys sure don't know Pop!"

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* In one ''{{Doonesbury}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' strip, some of Duke's creditors kidnap his son Earl. When they call him up and tell him this, his reaction is along the lines of "So what? Kill him. What else you got?" Cut to Earl tied to a chair, cheerfully commenting "Boy! You guys sure don't know Pop!"
13th Nov '15 10:09:18 AM Willbyr
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* In ''TigerAndBunny'' this turns up in Kriem's back-story. [[spoiler: When their daughter is kidnapped and held to ransom by Jake Martinez, it turns out Kriem's parents who hate and fear her for being a NEXT have ''no interest'' in getting her back. Kriem finds Jake's ideas on [=NEXTs=] being superior to ordinary humans far more appealing, and so stays with him even when he decides he may as well release her]].

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' this turns up in Kriem's back-story. [[spoiler: When their daughter is kidnapped and held to ransom by Jake Martinez, it turns out Kriem's parents who hate and fear her for being a NEXT have ''no interest'' in getting her back. Kriem finds Jake's ideas on [=NEXTs=] being superior to ordinary humans far more appealing, and so stays with him even when he decides he may as well release her]].
13th Oct '15 3:05:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the movie ''Too Many Crooks'', a gang attempts to kidnap a businessman's daughter only to end up with his wife. When they try to ransom her back, he announces that he doesn't want her. This so infuriates the wife that she takes control of the gang and uses it to extract revenge on her husband.

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* In the movie ''Too Many Crooks'', ''Film/TooManyCrooks'', a gang attempts to kidnap a businessman's daughter only to end up with his wife. When they try to ransom her back, he announces that he doesn't want her. This so infuriates the wife that she takes control of the gang and uses it to extract revenge on her husband.
13th Oct '15 3:02:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''{{Archer}}'' episode "El Secuestro," Pam gets kidnapped, and the show gets a lot of comedic mileage about just how little ISIS cares. First, Archer hangs up on the ransom negotiations because he thinks the kidnappers are robots and [[ThreeLawsCompliant can't harm a human being]]. When pressed, Mallory offers five thousand dollars as ransom, a fraction of what she spent buying a table earlier in the episode. When Archer and Gilette go to rescue her, they get distracted and never get around to it. Then, when there's a MexicanStandoff and the kidnappers threaten to shoot Pam if they don't lower their weapons. No one lowers their weapons.

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* In the ''{{Archer}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "El Secuestro," Pam gets kidnapped, and the show gets a lot of comedic mileage about just how little ISIS cares. First, Archer hangs up on the ransom negotiations because he thinks the kidnappers are robots and [[ThreeLawsCompliant can't harm a human being]]. When pressed, Mallory offers five thousand dollars as ransom, a fraction of what she spent buying a table earlier in the episode. When Archer and Gilette go to rescue her, they get distracted and never get around to it. Then, when there's a MexicanStandoff and the kidnappers threaten to shoot Pam if they don't lower their weapons. No one lowers their weapons.



* ''AtomicBetty'' once had to rescue an Empress captured by Maximus, who demanded a MacGuffin as ransom. Instead of giving him what he wanted, her people told him they didn't want her.
* This is Jane's back-story in ''TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'': Long John Silver kidnapped her hoping to hold her for ransom but she was in her own words "such a little brat" that her parents didn't want her back. As a result Silver was stuck with her until she joined the protagonists.
* In ''TrippingTheRift'' Bobo tries to get one of the judges to vote for his daughter in a beauty contest, showing a picture of his mother tied up and in a cannon as leverage. The just simply replies that is his mother'''-in-law''' and tells him to go for it.

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* ''AtomicBetty'' ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'' once had to rescue an Empress captured by Maximus, who demanded a MacGuffin as ransom. Instead of giving him what he wanted, her people told him they didn't want her.
* This is Jane's back-story in ''TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'': ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'': Long John Silver kidnapped her hoping to hold her for ransom but she was in her own words "such a little brat" that her parents didn't want her back. As a result Silver was stuck with her until she joined the protagonists.
* In ''TrippingTheRift'' ''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift'' Bobo tries to get one of the judges to vote for his daughter in a beauty contest, showing a picture of his mother tied up and in a cannon as leverage. The just simply replies that is his mother'''-in-law''' and tells him to go for it.
13th Sep '15 5:24:02 PM WillBGood
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* In ''TheRedGreenShow'' [[TheMovie movie]] ''Duct Tape Forever'', the villain who kidnaps Harold worries that this might be Red's reaction. [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther It's not]].

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* In ''TheRedGreenShow'' ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' [[TheMovie movie]] ''Duct Tape Forever'', the villain who kidnaps Harold worries that this might be Red's reaction. [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther It's not]].
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