When you have a character known more for their mouth than their brains being cornered by the Big Bad
, this may ensue. With no ability to fight and no means of flight, they'll attempt to bribe their way out of death, giving promises that they may not necessarily intend to keep. Usually the character doing the bribing is an Asshole Victim
as a means of creating some kind of Aesop.
- Jurassic Park: Dennis Nedry attempts to bribe the Dilophosaurus into submission. It doesn't work.
- Mars Attacks!!: Danny De Vito's unnamed character tries to offer his Rolex and services as a lawyer to the Martian cornering him.