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17th Sep '17 6:51:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Kivas Fajo tries this on Data. After having kidnapped him as a trophy and killing a woman Data became friends with, Data has the villain at gunpoint and demands that he surrender. Fajo, however, believes this to be an empty threat, as Data is programmed to have a fundamental respect for all life and would therefore be unable to find the motivation to harm him, let alone kill him, and goes on to claim he'll just keep killing people if Data doesn't do as he says. In response, Data quietly weighs his options for a brief moment, and concludes that Fajo must be stopped as he poses a clear and immediate danger to others, but he is also faced with the problem that he has no non-lethal ways of subduing him; Fajo wears a force-field belt that prevents Data from touching him, so he cannot physically restrain him, and Fajo has refused to surrender peacefully and have shot down all of Data's attempts at reasoning with him. Data decides that he only really has one way of stopping Fajo and pulls the trigger...right when he's beamed back to the ''Enterprise''. Fajo believed that Data wouldn't shoot him because as an emotionless android, he would be incapable of feeling anger or a desire for revenge. This was correct, but anger and revenge aren't the only reasons to kill. Data made the coldly logical decision that in this circumstance, [[ZerothLawRebellion killing one person was the only way to save the lives of many other people]].

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Kivas Fajo tries this on Data. After having kidnapped him as a trophy and killing a woman Data became friends with, Data has the villain at gunpoint and demands that he surrender. Fajo, however, believes this to be an empty threat, as Data is programmed to have a fundamental respect for all life and would therefore be unable to find the motivation to harm him, let alone kill him, and goes on to claim he'll just keep killing people if Data doesn't do as he says. In response, Data lowers the gun and quietly weighs his options for a brief moment, and concludes that that, as Fajo must be stopped as has already showed a willingness to kill and has now outright threatened to do it, he poses a clear and immediate active danger to others, so Data is obligated by his programming to stop him as quickly as possible, but he Data is also faced with the problem that he has no non-lethal ways of subduing him; Fajo Fajo, as he wears a force-field belt that prevents Data from touching him, so he cannot physically restrain him, and Fajo has refused to surrender peacefully and have shot down all of Data's attempts at reasoning with him. Data decides that he only really has one way of stopping Fajo and resolutely raises the gun against him again. Fajo is quickly reduced to gibbering pleading as it dawns on him that Data is about to do, but Data determinedly pulls the trigger...right when but before the shot can go off, he's beamed back to the ''Enterprise''. Fajo believed that Data wouldn't shoot him because as an emotionless android, he would be incapable of feeling anger or a desire for revenge. This was correct, but anger and revenge aren't the only reasons to kill. Data made the coldly logical decision that in this circumstance, [[ZerothLawRebellion killing one person was the only way to save the lives of many other people]].
24th Jul '17 8:19:14 AM gb00393
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* In the final episode of the third season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ygritte holds Jon Snow at arrow-point after he flees the wildlings and by extension her. Jon says that she won't hurt him. She shoots him. ''[[WomanScorned Three times]]''. He survives and barely manages to escape.
** It's later pointed out in season four that Ygritte has improbably good aim so John would be dead if she'd really wanted to kill him. If John had said she wouldn't kill him, he would have been right, but she clearly had no problem with shooting him a bit.
** In the Season Four finale, [[TheDogBitesBack Tyrion]] may very well not have if Tywin didn't repeatedly call Shae a [[InsistentTerminology whore]]. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Tywin]] [[AssholeVictim kinda had it coming, though]]...

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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In the final episode of the third season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', season, Ygritte holds Jon Snow at arrow-point after he flees the wildlings and by extension her. Jon says that she won't hurt him. She shoots him. ''[[WomanScorned Three times]]''. He survives and barely manages to escape.
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escape. It's later pointed out in season four that Ygritte has improbably good aim so John Jon would be dead if she'd really wanted to kill him. If John Jon had said she wouldn't kill him, he would have been right, but she clearly had no problem with shooting him a bit.
** In the Season Four finale, Tywin states so regarding Tyrion when his son is pointing a crossbow at him. Tywin really doesn't believe that Tyrion has it in him to kill his father. When Tyrion does shoot him, it's obviously partly to prove that he ''can'', damn you and it takes Tywin quite a bit of time to comprehend that it in fact happened. However, [[TheDogBitesBack Tyrion]] may very well not have if Tywin didn't repeatedly call Shae a [[InsistentTerminology whore]]. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Tywin]] [[AssholeVictim kinda had it coming, though]]...
24th Jun '17 6:19:22 AM Viira
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Reconstruction.'' "Oh ''come on'', Wash. [[FamousLastWords What are you gonna do, shoot m-]]"

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Reconstruction.'' Reconstruction:'' South Dakota should have known better than to taunt her former partner that she had figuratively and literally shot InTheBack some time before this. "Oh ''come on'', Wash. [[FamousLastWords What are you gonna do, shoot m-]]"



** To be fair, South Dakota should have known better than to taunt her former partner that she figuratively and literally shot InTheBack some time before this.
19th Jun '17 8:42:40 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. Ocelot thinks this is being invoked when told he doesn't have what it takes to kill Snake, but Snake was really suggesting that ItWorksBetterWithBullets, as Ocelot finds out the hard way.
28th May '17 2:46:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* Flashbacks to Noah [=McManus=]/Il Duce's youth in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints II'' show that two of the mafia goons who helped bludgeon his father to death were quite appropriately nervous to see him show up for revenge with a knife and pistol in his hands and cold-blooded murder in his eyes, but the one to actually kill his Pop was very blasé about it and arrogantly insisted that the kid didn't have the balls to shoot them. [[BullyingADragon Guess who dies choking on his own blood a few seconds later?]]

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* Flashbacks to Noah [=McManus=]/Il Duce's youth in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints II'' ''Film/TheBoondockSaintsIIAllSaintsDay'' show that two of the mafia goons who helped bludgeon his father to death were quite appropriately nervous to see him show up for revenge with a knife and pistol in his hands and cold-blooded murder in his eyes, but the one to actually kill his Pop was very blasé about it and arrogantly insisted that the kid didn't have the balls to shoot them. [[BullyingADragon Guess who dies choking on his own blood a few seconds later?]]
28th May '17 1:29:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* A pimp says this to [=DeeDee McCall=] in the premiere episode of ''Series/{{Hunter}}''. It's no surprise he turns out to be wrong.

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* ''Series/{{Hunter}}'':
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A pimp says this to [=DeeDee McCall=] in the premiere episode of ''Series/{{Hunter}}''. episode. It's no surprise he turns out to be wrong.wrong.
** In the second episode [=McCall=]'s old partner, who has become a hitman after getting fired from the force, says this to her when she tries to arrest him. He's right in this instance, and almost kills [=McCall=] before Hunter intervenes.
24th May '17 12:35:54 AM gophergiggles
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* Parodied in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' when Zeus aims an automatic weapon at Simon, who immediately calls his bluff. [[spoiler:Not that he didn't think Zeus would shoot him (Zeus immediately tries) but because Simon could see that Zeus, who was unfamiliar with the weapon, hadn't taken the safety off.]]
14th May '17 12:50:51 PM Linda58
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** In "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 2", the Yellow-Eyed Demon tells Jake that the Colt is the one thing that can kill him. He then points the gun at his own head, gives it to Jake and starts mocking him
-->'''Yellow-Eyed Demon:''' [[SarcasmMode : Oh, my. I'm shocked at this unforeseen turn of events]]. Go ahead, Jake. Squeeze that trigger. Be all you can be. This'll all be over. Your life can go back to normal.
6th May '17 2:31:06 PM Prometheus117
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** To be fair, South Dakota should have known better than to taunt her former partner that she figuratively and literally shot InTheBack some time before this.
21st Apr '17 7:49:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Kivas Fajo tries this on Data. After having kidnapped him as a trophy and killing a woman Data became friends with, Data has the villain at gunpoint and demands that he surrender. Fajo, however, believes this to be an empty threat, as Data is programmed to have a fundamental respect for all life and would therefore be unable to find the motivation to harm him, let alone kill him, and goes on to claim he'll just keep killing people if Data doesn't do as he says. In response, quietly Data weighs his options for a brief moment, and concludes that Fajo must be stopped as he poses a clear and immediate danger to others, but he is also faced with the problem that he has no non-lethal ways of subduing him; Fajo wears a force-field belt that prevents Data from touching him, so he cannot physically restrain him, and Fajo has refused to surrender peacefully and have shot down all of Data's attempts at reasoning with him. Data decides that he only really has one way of stopping Fajo and pulls the trigger...right when he's beamed back to the ''Enterprise''. Fajo believed that Data wouldn't shoot him because as an emotionless android, he would be incapable of feeling anger or a desire for revenge. This was correct, but anger and revenge aren't the only reasons to kill. Data made the coldly logical decision that in this circumstance, [[ZerothLawRebellion killing one person was the only way to save the lives of many other people]].

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Kivas Fajo tries this on Data. After having kidnapped him as a trophy and killing a woman Data became friends with, Data has the villain at gunpoint and demands that he surrender. Fajo, however, believes this to be an empty threat, as Data is programmed to have a fundamental respect for all life and would therefore be unable to find the motivation to harm him, let alone kill him, and goes on to claim he'll just keep killing people if Data doesn't do as he says. In response, Data quietly Data weighs his options for a brief moment, and concludes that Fajo must be stopped as he poses a clear and immediate danger to others, but he is also faced with the problem that he has no non-lethal ways of subduing him; Fajo wears a force-field belt that prevents Data from touching him, so he cannot physically restrain him, and Fajo has refused to surrender peacefully and have shot down all of Data's attempts at reasoning with him. Data decides that he only really has one way of stopping Fajo and pulls the trigger...right when he's beamed back to the ''Enterprise''. Fajo believed that Data wouldn't shoot him because as an emotionless android, he would be incapable of feeling anger or a desire for revenge. This was correct, but anger and revenge aren't the only reasons to kill. Data made the coldly logical decision that in this circumstance, [[ZerothLawRebellion killing one person was the only way to save the lives of many other people]].
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