Sometimes you've got to break the rules or maybe just evade them. Sometimes you need your subordinates' help to do it. Sometimes, they don't like it.

Perhaps the situation is more complex than you can explain now, or perhaps you just need or want to break the rules, but either way, you have to get them to do it. They could revolt, or go over your head. Even in a military situation, you might face the AntiMutiny if you don't BringThemAround.

Anything from cajolery, to bribes, to threats and overbearing them can work.

In serious situations, killing the RebelliousRebel, or just making him flee, can be double-edged: it raises the stakes of opposing you, but makes your character, and the risk of joining you, clear.

ShootYourMate and other techniques may be used to get their hands dirty, after which they will be less willing to rebel, because it would mean admitting wrongdoing.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the first {{Filler}} arc in the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime, one of the Bount is reluctant to [[spoiler: try their Film/SoylentGreen SuperSerum]]. Then he [[IgnoredEpiphany tries it anyway]] and [[FaceHeelTurn turns into a massive prick]].
** Well actually it was [[ForceFeeding Force fed]] to him by Kariya, and it made him drunk on power.

* In Gav Thorpe's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} story "Renegades", after Gessert killed some {{Rebellious Rebel}}s and saw another one flee his ship (to BringNewsBack), he demanded that the rest paint over their chapter insignia to show they knew they were renegades. Some falter, but it is clear that he will kill anyone who fails.
* In Creator/BenCounter's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} story "Words of Blood", Athellenas orders his Black Templar {{Space Marine}}s repeated retreats. When Valerian objects to the dishonor, preferring a LastStand, Athellenas threatens him with not only execution, but [[DueToTheDead depriving him of honors due the dead]] and not fighting in the final battle at the end of the universe. After his obedience, and the enemy's [[EnemyCivilWar falling upon each other]], Athellenas asserts that first, he, being captain, did not need to explain, and then explains that victory was the most important thing -- and then learns that it had, indeed, been that crucial, because they were the only thing standing between this force and massacre.
* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', a professor must cajole students into a necromantic rite. He starts with WhatIsEvil -- and then promises all As. Whereupon one student realizes that this [[AboveGoodAndEvil transcends mundane rules about good and evil]].
* In both Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'' and ''Literature/TheVorGame'', Miles Vorkosigan uses a wide variety of these techniques to control a mercenary fleet.
* In Rick Riordan's ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Last Olympian]]'', Nico goes to great lengths to persuade Hades to come and help the Olympians fight; whatever they had done to each other, [[ThickerThanWater they were family]].
* In ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington On Basilisk Station]]'', Honor's crew blames her for their assignment to the worst post in the fleet, and she has to win them back through sheer force of will. She eventually brings everyone around except for her First Officer ([[GreenEyedMonster who's jealous of her being given the command he wanted]]) and the Chief Medical Officer (who's just lazy and doesn't like Honor making her do any work).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
-->'''Xander:''' Got the address. I beat it out of Willy the snitch personally.
-->'''Buffy:''' You beat up Willy?
-->'''Xander:''' Sure. Well actually, let's just say I applied some pressure. Or more accurately, I asked politely and then... okay, I bribed him.