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23rd Jul '16 4:49:38 PM nombretomado
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* In one CarlBarks comic, Magica [=DeSpell=] turns DonaldDuck and his nephews into animals (well... [[FurryConfusion non-anthropomorphic animals...]]) and says that she'll only turn them back if Scrooge gives her his [[NumberOneDime dime]]. Naturally, she doesn't.

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* In one CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks comic, Magica [=DeSpell=] turns DonaldDuck and his nephews into animals (well... [[FurryConfusion non-anthropomorphic animals...]]) and says that she'll only turn them back if Scrooge gives her his [[NumberOneDime dime]]. Naturally, she doesn't.
7th Jul '16 3:14:05 PM Morgenthaler
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** In an earlier episode, ''The Great Gladiator Gig'', Koopa claimed that if Mario and Luigi defeat his champion, Tryclyde, they will go free. Unfortuantly, after the Mario Bros. beat Tryclyde, Bowser then orders to have the lions released to eat the Mario Bros.

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** In an earlier episode, ''The "The Great Gladiator Gig'', Gig", Koopa claimed that if Mario and Luigi defeat his champion, Tryclyde, they will go free. Unfortuantly, after the Mario Bros. beat Tryclyde, Bowser then orders to have the lions released to eat the Mario Bros.
7th Jul '16 3:13:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* From ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Pirates of Koopa":

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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'':
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From ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' the episode "Pirates of Koopa":



** Actually this is on the fault of the negotiator as well, as he tried to raise how many calves Cartman was to hand over for the exchange so Cartman severed the deal.
7th Jul '16 3:12:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Dr. Mossman says that to Dr. Breen after the [[LaResistance Resistance]] leader's capture. She ends up doing a HeelFaceTurn in the end, after the hero's ViolationOfCommonSense.
** And before that, Eli invokes the trope with "Goddammit Breen, you agreed you would let her go!"
* Played with in the first ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' game, where the party trades the plot coupon for a hostage, only to be tricked by crafty wording. (To be fair, the villain only said he wouldn't hurt the hostage, her release was never mentioned.)
** This actually happens ''twice'' in ''Golden Sun I'', implying that Isaac [[IdiotBall really should have known better.]] And yet, despite managing to outsmart Isaac & co. twice using ExactWords, Saturos & Menardi get referred to as DumbMuscle in ''The Lost Age''.
*** If you're referring to capturing Jenna and Kraden, they do admit they really did intend to let them go once the terms of the bargain were fulfilled-- and then [[OhCrap the mountain they were in erupted]] before Isaac could hold up his end of things, and they chose to [[MovingTheGoalPosts evacuate with the hostages]] rather than ''release them inside of an erupting volcano''.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Dr. Mossman says that to Dr. Breen after the [[LaResistance Resistance]] leader's capture. She ends up doing a HeelFaceTurn in the end, after the hero's ViolationOfCommonSense.
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ViolationOfCommonSense. And before that, Eli invokes the trope with "Goddammit Breen, you agreed you would let her go!"
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'':
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Played with in the first ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' game, where the party trades the plot coupon for a hostage, only to be tricked by crafty wording. (To be fair, the villain only said he wouldn't hurt the hostage, her release was never mentioned.)
** This actually happens ''twice'' in ''Golden Sun I'', ''twice'', implying that Isaac [[IdiotBall really should have known better.]] And yet, despite managing to outsmart Isaac & co. twice using ExactWords, Saturos & Menardi get referred to as DumbMuscle in ''The Lost Age''.
*** If you're referring to capturing Jenna and Kraden, they do admit they really did intend to let them go once the terms of the bargain were fulfilled-- and then [[OhCrap the mountain they were in erupted]] before Isaac could hold up his end of things, and they chose to [[MovingTheGoalPosts evacuate with the hostages]] rather than ''release them inside of an erupting volcano''.
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** Who, upon being defeated, attempts to strike another deal to save his skin. It doesn't work.
*** The charr being talked about here are the Flame Legion, the [[EvilOverlord evil overlords]] who propagated a nutjob cult that worshipped false gods, but those gods were still powerful beings who kept most of the charr in line with the threat that those who were disobedient would either be brainwashed or killed. (This happened a few times.)
7th Jul '16 3:11:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Force Unleashed'': When Darth Vader attacks the Rebel meeting, Galen Marek shouts, "You agreed to stay away". Vader's response? "I LIED"
* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': Dr. Mossman says that to Dr. Breen after the [[LaResistance Resistance]] leader's capture. She ends up doing a HeelFaceTurn in the end, after the hero's ViolationOfCommonSense.

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* ''The Force Unleashed'': ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'': When Darth Vader attacks the Rebel meeting, Galen Marek shouts, "You agreed to stay away". Vader's response? "I LIED"
* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Dr. Mossman says that to Dr. Breen after the [[LaResistance Resistance]] leader's capture. She ends up doing a HeelFaceTurn in the end, after the hero's ViolationOfCommonSense.



* In ''GuildWars Eye of the North'', the vanguard soldier Anton reveals that he provided information to the Charr in exchange for his village's safety (it went exactly the way you'd expect, with the bonus of his being caught and imprisoned for it). His quest line involves seeking out and eventually killing the Charr he made the deal with.

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* In ''GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars Eye of the North'', the vanguard soldier Anton reveals that he provided information to the Charr in exchange for his village's safety (it went exactly the way you'd expect, with the bonus of his being caught and imprisoned for it). His quest line involves seeking out and eventually killing the Charr he made the deal with.



* ''SuikodenII'': A poor villager begged at [[TheCaligula Luca Blight]] that she'd do anything to be spared. Luca humored that and ordered her to act like a pig. She does, and Luca laughed at the efforts. When she asked about being let go... '''"DIE, PIG!!!"'''. Slash. One dead woman.

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* ''SuikodenII'': ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'': A poor villager begged at [[TheCaligula Luca Blight]] that she'd do anything to be spared. Luca humored that and ordered her to act like a pig. She does, and Luca laughed at the efforts. When she asked about being let go... '''"DIE, PIG!!!"'''. Slash. One dead woman.



* Cecil from ''FinalFantasyIV'' gives away the Earth Crystal to Golbez in exchange of [[LoveInterest Rosa's]] life. Golbez's response? "What Rosa.", plus it appears the woman would have been killed by a falling boulder anyway if the heroes themselves didn't save her at the nick of time.

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* Cecil from ''FinalFantasyIV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' gives away the Earth Crystal to Golbez in exchange of [[LoveInterest Rosa's]] life. Golbez's response? "What Rosa.", plus it appears the woman would have been killed by a falling boulder anyway if the heroes themselves didn't save her at the nick of time.
7th Jul '16 3:10:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'''s parody of ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'' has Michael promise his sister that he'll never kill their brother Fredo, despite Fredo's treachery, while their mother is alive. Then he tells his consigliere to "put out a contract on Mom." Well, he didn't lie.

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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'''s parody of ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'' ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' has Michael promise his sister that he'll never kill their brother Fredo, despite Fredo's treachery, while their mother is alive. Then he tells his consigliere to "put out a contract on Mom." Well, he didn't lie.
27th Jun '16 10:17:52 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In ''Film/ANewHope'', Leia gives the (false) location of the Rebel base to Grand Moff Tarkin; Alderaan is [[EarthShatteringKaboom not spared]]. The entire conversation, however, is filled with [[ExactWords hidden meanings]]; Tarkin merely asked Leia if she had a preferred target, he never said he would destroy it ''instead'' of Alderaan.

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** In ''Film/ANewHope'', Leia gives the (false) location of the Rebel base to Grand Moff Tarkin; Alderaan is [[EarthShatteringKaboom not spared]]. The entire conversation, however, is filled with [[ExactWords hidden meanings]]; Tarkin merely asked Leia if she had a preferred target, he never said he would destroy it ''instead'' of Alderaan. He's then hypocritically outraged when it turns out she lied.
14th May '16 8:09:29 AM Tron80
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* In the ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic [[http://audreys-efanfic.freeservers.com/lostandfound.html "Lost and Found,"]] John Gage convinces a deranged killer to take him instead of Roy-but the the guy shoots Roy anyway after making John cuff him to the squad. Poor John spends 18 months of captivity thinking this and occasionally saying something close to it,believing Roy is dead.

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* In the ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic [[http://audreys-efanfic.freeservers.com/lostandfound.html "Lost and Found,"]] John Gage convinces a deranged killer to take him instead of Roy-but the the guy shoots Roy anyway after making John cuff him to the squad. Poor John spends 18 months of captivity thinking this and occasionally saying something close to it,believing it, believing Roy is dead.dead.
* ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}'': When a group of thugs assaulted Emma, she let one of them cut her nose off because their leader Lao promised that they'd let her go. When Lao showed that he had no intention of keeping his promise, she protested. When he said he lied, she went completely berserker and killed them all:
-->'''Emma:''' Y-y-you promised. You s-s-said that that you would let me go after after she was done.\\
'''Lao:''' Guess I lied, ginger.
12th May '16 10:53:28 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** He tries to justify it this way. The Straw Hats ''attack'' Enies Lobby after being spared, so sparing them anew would be quite stupid, as would be expecting someone to do so. But the fact that he was not going to let Robin go anyway, and also his HannibalLecture about how marines have no obligations to keep promises to pirates don't help his cause much.
** Arlong promises to free Nami's village if she gives him 100 million Berries. She gets close to that amount, but Nezumi, a corrupt Navy Captain, comes to confiscate Nami's money hoard, and accidentally reveals that Arlong sent him by [[SayingTooMuch mentioning the specific amount]]. Nami confronts Arlong, who feigns ignorance and tells her to start again.
*** A case of ExactWords. Arlong said he'd free her village if she brought him the money, but [[ManipulativeBastard he never said he wouldn't prevent her from upholding HER end of the bargin...]]

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** He tries to justify it this way. The Straw Hats ''attack'' Enies Lobby after being spared, so sparing them anew would be quite stupid, as would be expecting someone to do so. But the fact that he was not going to let Robin go anyway, and also his HannibalLecture BreakingSpeech about how marines have no obligations to keep promises to pirates don't help his cause much.
** Arlong promises to free Nami's village if she gives him 100 million Berries. She gets close to that amount, but Nezumi, a corrupt Navy Captain, comes to confiscate Nami's money hoard, and accidentally reveals that Arlong sent him by [[SayingTooMuch mentioning the specific amount]]. Nami confronts Arlong, who feigns ignorance and tells her to start again.
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again. It's a case of ExactWords. Arlong said he'd free her village if she brought him the money, but [[ManipulativeBastard he never said he wouldn't prevent her from upholding HER end of the bargin...]]
12th May '16 10:51:33 AM ChaoticNovelist
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# Sometimes uttered by TheMole or a member of LesCollaborateurs upon discovering the BigBad's true, diabolical intentions for the captured heroes, DoomedHometown, {{Innocent Bystander}}s, or other recipients of impending [[KickTheDog canine soccer]] or [[MoralEventHorizon even worse]]. Usually, the speaker cut a deal with the villain to get the intended victims off easy, or simply hadn't seen the full extent of the evil scheme. This is also likely to come from TheMole who has found himself [[BecomingTheMask sympathizing with the protagonists he's betraying]]. This is a clue that the TurnCoat might not be all bad, even though they've just sold the good guys out, or that they just discovered how EvilerThanThou their new boss really is. It's often {{Foreshadowing}} a HeelFaceTurn on the part of the traitor, though they are likely to receive RedemptionEqualsDeath as reward for their last-minute repentance.

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# Sometimes uttered by TheMole or a member of LesCollaborateurs upon discovering the BigBad's true, diabolical intentions for the captured heroes, DoomedHometown, {{Innocent Bystander}}s, or other recipients of impending [[KickTheDog canine soccer]] or [[MoralEventHorizon even worse]]. Usually, the speaker cut a deal with the villain to get the intended victims off easy, or simply hadn't seen the full extent of the evil scheme.EvilPlan. This is also likely to come from TheMole who has found himself [[BecomingTheMask sympathizing with the protagonists he's betraying]]. This is a clue that the TurnCoat might not be all bad, even though they've just sold the good guys out, or that they just discovered how EvilerThanThou their new boss really is. It's often {{Foreshadowing}} a HeelFaceTurn on the part of the traitor, though they are likely to receive RedemptionEqualsDeath as reward for their last-minute repentance.



# More rarely still, the "You said you'd let ''me'' go!" variation is spoken when a {{Mook}} or other underling is captured and threatened by a particularly [[DarkerAndEdgier unscrupulous or vengeful]] AntiHero and squeals on the bad guys in exchange for his life. This line is ''never'' uttered if the hero is actually intending to show mercy and let the badnik go. Simply hearing it said indicates the captive is about to discover just how much DarkerAndEdgier their captor really is.

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# More rarely still, the "You said you'd let ''me'' go!" variation is spoken when a {{Mook}} or other underling is captured and threatened by a particularly [[DarkerAndEdgier unscrupulous or vengeful]] AntiHero and squeals on the bad guys in exchange for his life. This line is ''never'' uttered if the hero is actually intending to show mercy and let the badnik go. Simply hearing it said indicates the captive is about to discover just how much DarkerAndEdgier ruthless their captor really is.
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