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Arivne
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01:00:22 AM Jan 16th 2013
The following are Zero Context Examples.

  • Happens in James Robinson's Starman series, during the climactic "Grand Guignol" arc.
  • The Illusionist, subverted.
    • Sarah Jane Smith fell into this trope a lot.
SeanMurrayI
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08:49:49 AM Jan 15th 2013
  • Ursula pulls a textbook example in Nexus, as shown here.
Arivne
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02:26:57 AM Jan 10th 2013
The following was deleted because it's clearly not an example of the trope.

  • The Dark Knight Rises puts another spin on it, with Bane forcing Dr Pavel at gunpoint to tell Gotham (and the world) that he's the only one who knows how to defuse the bomb. Bane publicly snaps his neck immediately afterwards.
Candi
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10:32:53 PM Oct 12th 2012
The Coma entry fails medicine and biology. The carbon monoxide would cause damage the organs, when administered in the amounts required to cause death.

Carbon monoxide takes the place of oxygen in the red cells, so less and less oxygen is transported to the organs. The lack of oxygen causes the organs to shut down and die. It doesn't just affect the brain.

Even in 1977, when Coma was published, this was known to the medical establishment.
Elfhunter
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03:51:40 AM Apr 1st 2012
edited by Elfhunter
Actually, even saying "yes" wouldn't really save the person's life and he'll, in fact, just be endangering the other people he shared the information with (and even if the number of people is huge, Nialliv can still kill the guy and run). Unless the guy's smart enough not to tell Nialliv who the other people are but does, however, tell him about the Thanatos Gambit he'd arranged before coming to meet him, which is unlikely if he already doesn't suspect Nialliv.
fffan
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02:28:02 AM Jan 28th 2011
What are you meant to say in situations like that? Villain/mole: Have you told anyone else? You: Er... *slowly backing away* You know, I just forgot about this - this thing I had to take care of, so if you'll excuse me. And then you just to hope you're a good runner.
MonSolo
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12:26:29 PM Dec 1st 2010
Oddly enough, sometimes the character HAS told someone else and it doesn't make any difference because they weren't believed. Case in point: Fright Night. Charlie makes a point of telling anyone who will listen that the new neighbor is a vampire. The vampire's henchman finds out that Charlie knows the truth when Charlie brings the police around. If Dandridge had succeeded in killing Charlie, there is a chance that it would have been seen as more than coincidence that he disappeared/died. But there are plenty of Idiot Balls being juggled in that movie.
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