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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.
2nd Apr '16 4:00:41 PM FrustratedFox
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* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' has the titular robot [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot becoming able to lie]]:

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* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' has the titular robot cyborg [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot becoming able to lie]]:
15th Mar '16 4:25:45 PM ObsidianFire
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[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Somehow,]] the speaker is [[GenreBlind always surprised]] by this.

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[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Somehow,]] the speaker is [[GenreBlind always surprised]] surprised by this.



** The standard was set even earlier when [[spoiler:Snape]] tries to make Voldemort promise not to kill [[spoiler:Lily Potter]]. He [[GenreSavvy is seemingly aware]] that Voldemort will not likely keep his word and as a back-up plan [[spoiler:goes to Dumbledore to help save her]]. In the end, alas, Voldemort manages to anyway.

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** The standard was set even earlier when [[spoiler:Snape]] tries to make Voldemort promise not to kill [[spoiler:Lily Potter]]. He [[GenreSavvy is seemingly aware]] aware that Voldemort will not likely keep his word and as a back-up plan [[spoiler:goes to Dumbledore to help save her]]. In the end, alas, Voldemort manages to anyway.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[GenreBlind Clark]] gets hit with this when [[GovernmentConspiracy Amanda Waller]] had agents holding [[PlatonicLifePartners Chloe]] at gunpoint and demanding him to reveal himself.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[GenreBlind Clark]] Clark gets hit with this when [[GovernmentConspiracy Amanda Waller]] had agents holding [[PlatonicLifePartners Chloe]] at gunpoint and demanding him to reveal himself.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Nightmare in Silver", the Doctor plays [[ChessWithDeath Chess With Cybermen]] with human hostages as the stakes, and [[GenreSavvy correctly anticipates]] this outcome beforehand.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Nightmare in Silver", the Doctor plays [[ChessWithDeath Chess With Cybermen]] with human hostages as the stakes, and [[GenreSavvy correctly anticipates]] anticipates this outcome beforehand.
30th Jan '16 1:29:14 AM bwburke94
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* TheJoker does this constantly. Then again [[TooDumbToLive who would really trust the Joker in the first place?]]

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* TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker does this constantly. Then again [[TooDumbToLive who would really trust the Joker in the first place?]]



* ComicBook/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}} does the AntiHero version of this to a captured vampire in the ''Wolves at the Gates'' Arc of season eight. Even sparked some debate among fandom, as some considered the act to be bordering on a MoralEventHorizon for her. To be fair, she never explicitly stated she would actually let him go in so many words...

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* ComicBook/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}} ''ComicBook/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' does the AntiHero version of this to a captured vampire in the ''Wolves at the Gates'' Arc of season eight. Even sparked some debate among fandom, as some considered the act to be bordering on a MoralEventHorizon for her. To be fair, she never explicitly stated she would actually let him go in so many words...
16th Jan '16 9:21:46 AM Phoenixion
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'''Leia:''' [[WhatAnIdiot WHAT?!]]\\

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'''Leia:''' [[WhatAnIdiot [[BigWHAT WHAT?!]]\\
2nd Jan '16 9:48:38 AM ngh93
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* In the second one of Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/PeterPan'' movies, ''Return to Neverland'', Captain Hook states that he won't hurt a single hair on Peter Pan's head. When he captures Peter Pan he [[ExactWords pulls out the one hair he won't hurt and gives it to Jain]]

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* In the second one of Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/PeterPan'' movies, ''Return to Neverland'', Captain Hook states that he won't hurt a single hair on Peter Pan's head. When he captures Peter Pan he [[ExactWords pulls out the one hair he won't hurt and gives it to Jain]]Jane]]
1st Jan '16 8:05:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'': [[GenreBlind Clark]] gets hit with this when [[GovernmentConspiracy Amanda Waller]] had agents holding [[PlatonicLifePartners Chloe]] at gunpoint and demanding him to reveal himself.

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* ''{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[GenreBlind Clark]] gets hit with this when [[GovernmentConspiracy Amanda Waller]] had agents holding [[PlatonicLifePartners Chloe]] at gunpoint and demanding him to reveal himself.
7th Nov '15 10:21:42 PM nombretomado
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* Johann Schmidt (aka "RedSkull") also did this trope in the beginning of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' to locate the Tesseract.

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* Johann Schmidt (aka "RedSkull") "ComicBook/RedSkull") also did this trope in the beginning of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' to locate the Tesseract.
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