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10th Dec '17 2:10:19 PM costanton11
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', when Sao-Feng notices a spy in his midst while negotiating with Barbossa, and suspects foul play:

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', when Sao-Feng notices a spy in his midst while negotiating with Barbossa, and suspects foul play:
10th Dec '17 6:55:19 AM Bissek
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* In one early episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', a mobster threatens to kill all of Gibbs' family if he doesn't cooperate. Gibbs replies that his family is all dead (though this was later proven to be a lie when his estranged father was introduced several seasons later), but if the mobster wants, Gibbs would happy to provide the addresses of his ex-wives. The criminal hangs up on him.
22nd Oct '17 7:11:06 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': When Scanty and Kneesocks begin to lose their fight against Panty and Stocking, they take Brief hostage. Stocking is apathetic, and Panty is almost ''[[ItsAllAboutMe offended]]'' at the idea of putting someone else's well-being ahead of her goals. [[EvenEvilHasStandards The demon sisters are left in disbelief]], while Brief despairingly wishes Panty [[HeyYou would at least remember his name]]. They decide to attack Panty and Stocking instead of killing Brief, to no avail.

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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': When Scanty and Kneesocks begin to lose their fight against Panty and Stocking, they take Brief hostage. Stocking is apathetic, and Panty is almost ''[[ItsAllAboutMe offended]]'' at the idea of putting someone else's well-being ahead of her goals. [[EvenEvilHasStandards The demon sisters are left in disbelief]], offended]], while Brief despairingly wishes Panty [[HeyYou would at least remember his name]]. They decide to attack Panty and Stocking instead of killing Brief, to no avail.
22nd Oct '17 7:10:33 AM thatother1dude
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* In the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' anime, after the Allies capture Italy, Germany simply tells them to give him pretty women and a soccer ball to keep him happy. Germany was most likely duping them. Before he and Italy became allies, he captured Italy in WWI and learned firsthand [[PityTheKidnapper how unpleasant it is]] to have Italy as a POW and knew they would send him home eventually. Plus, he made a promise to be there for Italy when he was in trouble, and [[HoYay genuinely likes him]]. It's also TruthInTelevision: Lots of Italian POW found their captivity so congenial they emigrated to the US or Canada after the war.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Soul Society arc, Ichigo holds Hanatarou hostage in an attempt to escape from another stronger group, only for the latter to laugh at the idea and explicitly state that they, the 11th division, [[InterserviceRivalry do not really care about Hanatarou]], who is from the 4th division.



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', a defeated Envy tries to take control of Yoki's body, only to find out that none of his companions care. Defeated, he detaches himself and is put into a jar. Although they ''say'' they were just bluffing afterward.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': When Scanty and Kneesocks begin to lose their fight against Panty and Stocking, they take Brief hostage. Stocking is apathetic, and Panty is almost ''[[ItsAllAboutMe offended]]'' at the idea of putting someone else's well-being ahead of her goals. [[EvenEvilHasStandards The demon sisters are left in disbelief]], while Brief despairingly wishes Panty [[HeyYou would at least remember his name]]. They decide to attack Panty and Stocking instead of killing Brief, to no avail.
* This is standard procedure for the main cast of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. It's usually an act, but [[AntiHeroTeam they're all such assholes]] that it's a very convincing act. And they might be slightly more caring than they seem, but one things definite: Sanzo's not going to give you a sutra cause you're threatening to kill someone.
* In ''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]].



* In the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' anime, after the Allies capture Italy, Germany simply tells them to give him pretty women and a soccer ball to keep him happy.
** Germany was most likely duping them. Before he and Italy became allies, he captured Italy in WWI and learned firsthand [[PityTheKidnapper how unpleasant it is]] to have Italy as a POW and knew they would send him home eventually. Plus, he made a promise to be there for Italy when he was in trouble, and [[HoYay genuinely likes him]].
*** It's also TruthInTelevision: Lots of Italian POW found their captivity so congenial they emigrated to the US or Canada after the war.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', a defeated Envy tries to take control of Yoki's body, only to find out that none of his companions care. Defeated, he detaches himself and is put into a jar. Although they ''say'' they were just bluffing afterward.
* In ''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]].
* This is standard procedure for the main cast of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. It's usually an act, but they're all such [[AntiHero assholes]] that it's a very convincing act. And they might be slightly more caring than they seem, but one things definite: Sanzo's not going to give you a sutra cause you're threatening to kill someone.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Soul Society arc, Ichigo holds Hanatarou hostage in an attempt to escape from another stronger group, only for the latter to laugh at the idea and explicitly state that they, the 11th division, [[InterserviceRivalry do not really care about Hanatarou]], who is from the 4th division.
22nd Oct '17 6:44:44 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'s Soul Society arc, Ichigo holds Hanatarou hostage in an attempt to escape from another stronger group, only for the latter to laugh at the idea and explicitly state that they, the 11th division, do not really care about Hanatarou, who is from the 4th division.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'s ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Soul Society arc, Ichigo holds Hanatarou hostage in an attempt to escape from another stronger group, only for the latter to laugh at the idea and explicitly state that they, the 11th division, [[InterserviceRivalry do not really care about Hanatarou, Hanatarou]], who is from the 4th division.
21st Oct '17 10:36:35 AM Storygirl000
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* One arc in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' had Zebra kidnap Larry the Croc's wife in order to try and stop the crocs from attacking him. Given that said wife is a bit of a nag, Larry decides to use the opportunity to do all the things she tells him not to do, despite his son Junior's protest. Eventually, when Zebra brings her back, along with a bucket of [=KFC=] as an apology, Larry is more upset that [[SkewedPriorities he didn't add mashed potatoes.]]

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* One arc in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' had Zebra kidnap Larry the Croc's wife in order to try and stop the crocs from attacking him. Given that said wife is a bit of a nag, Larry decides to use the opportunity to do all the things she tells him not to do, despite his son Junior's protest.protests. Eventually, when Zebra brings her back, along with a bucket of [=KFC=] as an apology, Larry is more upset that [[SkewedPriorities he didn't add mashed potatoes.]]
21st Oct '17 10:35:59 AM Storygirl000
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* One arc in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' had Zebra kidnap Larry the Croc's wife in order to try and stop the crocs from attacking him. Given that said wife is a bit of a nag, Larry decides to use the opportunity to do all the things she tells him not to do, despite his son Junior's protest. Eventually, when Zebra brings her back, along with a bucket of [=KFC=] as an apology, Larry is more upset that [[SkewedPriorities he didn't add mashed potatoes.]]
15th Oct '17 6:28:25 PM zarpaulus
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** It also turns out that she had attempted to manipulate the people who stole her head into killing Spider, but didn't count on him being able to explain it to them, and prove their mutual animosity by tossing her head off a bridge.
4th Oct '17 11:59:02 PM Inediblecake
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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. 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.)
** They also try calling Bulma... who laughs and tells them to watch their backs.

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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. 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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) They also try calling Bulma... Bulma, who laughs and tells them to watch their backs.
1st Oct '17 2:32:45 PM DavidCowie
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' contains a variation: Princess Garnet's kidnappers soon find out that she considers herself to have been rescued.
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