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* ''Series/PieInTheSky'', "In the Smoke": Henry Crabbe and Nick Spencer were friends as rookie policemen, then their paths diverged. Henry helps Nick out when he gets in a jam, and there's some philosophizing about the different paths their lives have taken.


* ''Film/{{Spiral}}'' has Mason playing this role to Berkeley. They were close childhood friends when [[spoiler:Mason's father killed his mother]] and Berkeley has since done all he can to support Mason despite how Mason is becoming increasingly unhinged.

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* ''Film/{{Spiral}}'' ''Film/Spiral2007'' has Mason playing this role to Berkeley. They were close childhood friends when [[spoiler:Mason's father killed his mother]] and Berkeley has since done all he can to support Mason despite how Mason is becoming increasingly unhinged.


* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', Vimes's childhood friend, (or at least fellow member of the streetgang The Cockbill Street Roaring Lads) Lupin Wonse gets seriously beleaguered when he becomes the personal assistant to a dragon. Vimes realises [[spoiler: he summoned the damn thing in the first place]].

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* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', ''Literature/GuardsGuards'', Vimes's childhood friend, (or at least fellow member of the streetgang The Cockbill Street Roaring Lads) Lupin Wonse gets seriously beleaguered when he becomes the personal assistant to a dragon. Vimes realises [[spoiler: he summoned the damn thing in the first place]].

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* ''Series/MiamiVice'': On many occasions, the detectives are approached by an old friend who has gotten themselves in trouble. Often the trouble involves illegal activities on the friend's part. It usually ends badly.



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* Presented as a hypothetical situation in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. George says that Jerry is such a good friend, that he wouldn't turn him in if he killed somebody. When asked if he'd turn Jerry in, Kramer says he would. Jerry can't believe Kramer would turn him in, but Kramer throws it back at him saying he didn't think Jerry would go around murdering people, and would he be next?


* In TheRegenerationTrilogy, Prior becomes a double agent of sorts--he's working for the Ministry of Munitions during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to apprehend pacifists, while trying to shelter a family of pacifists he had known as a child. His unique position looks like it could be very useful for helping his friends, and even getting one of them out of jail. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well.]]

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* In TheRegenerationTrilogy, ''Literature/TheRegenerationTrilogy'', Prior becomes a double agent of sorts--he's working for the Ministry of Munitions during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to apprehend pacifists, while trying to shelter a family of pacifists he had known as a child. His unique position looks like it could be very useful for helping his friends, and even getting one of them out of jail. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well.]]


* In ''Podcast/WithinTheWires'' the beleaguered friend is the unwilling patient of a research hospital, trapped and struggling to find a way out while listening to its mandatory curriculum of "Relaxation Cassettes." By the time Cassette #4 is received, the patient rediscovers a childhood companion who offers further aid in escaping [[spoiler: The Cassettes' Narrator herself, who reveals that she's offering this help purely because of remembering their prior relationship.]]

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* In Season 1 of ''Podcast/WithinTheWires'' the beleaguered friend is the unwilling patient of a research hospital, trapped and struggling to find a way out while listening to its mandatory curriculum of "Relaxation Cassettes." By the time Cassette #4 "Cassette #4: Sadness, Lungs" is received, the patient rediscovers a childhood companion who offers further aid in escaping [[spoiler: The Cassettes' Narrator herself, who reveals that she's offering this help purely because of remembering their prior relationship.]]


* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', your party comes across an old and strongly respected friend of [[spoiler: Jolee Bindo (the mentor of the party) named Sunry, Sunry]] has been accused of murder and asks for your aid in clearing his name. [[spoiler: In a twist, he's guilty but ostensibly on your side (his victim was a spy for the enemy faction) presenting the player with a nice moral dilemma in a game where the dark side seems to be almost all [[KickTheDog random pointless thuggery]] otherwise.]]

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', your party comes across an old and strongly respected friend of [[spoiler: Jolee Bindo (the mentor of the party) named Sunry, Sunry]] party), who has been accused of murder and asks for your aid in clearing his name. [[spoiler: In a twist, he's guilty but ostensibly on your side (his victim was a spy for the enemy faction) presenting the player with a nice moral dilemma in a game where the dark side seems to be almost all [[KickTheDog random pointless thuggery]] otherwise.]]

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* In ''Podcast/WithinTheWires'' the beleaguered friend is the unwilling patient of a research hospital, trapped and struggling to find a way out while listening to its mandatory curriculum of "Relaxation Cassettes." By the time Cassette #4 is received, the patient rediscovers a childhood companion who offers further aid in escaping [[spoiler: The Cassettes' Narrator herself, who reveals that she's offering this help purely because of remembering their prior relationship.]]
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', your party comes across an old and strongly respected friend of [[spoiler: Jolee Bindo (the ObiWan of the party) named Sunry, Sunry]] has been accused of murder and asks for your aid in clearing his name. [[spoiler: In a twist, he's guilty but ostensibly on your side (his victim was a spy for the enemy faction) presenting the player with a nice moral dilemma in a game where the dark side seems to be almost all [[KickTheDog random pointless thuggery]] otherwise.]]

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', your party comes across an old and strongly respected friend of [[spoiler: Jolee Bindo (the ObiWan mentor of the party) named Sunry, Sunry]] has been accused of murder and asks for your aid in clearing his name. [[spoiler: In a twist, he's guilty but ostensibly on your side (his victim was a spy for the enemy faction) presenting the player with a nice moral dilemma in a game where the dark side seems to be almost all [[KickTheDog random pointless thuggery]] otherwise.]]





* ''WeissKreuz'' provides a variant with an assassin instead of a lawyer: not only is target Koichiro Kase 100% guilty of the crime of the week, he's also 100% guilty for the gambling scandal that ruined Ken's soccer career ''and'' attempted to burn him to death. And shot him. Kase is a really, ''really'' bad friend.

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* ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' provides a variant with an assassin instead of a lawyer: not only is target Koichiro Kase 100% guilty of the crime of the week, he's also 100% guilty for the gambling scandal that ruined Ken's soccer career ''and'' attempted to burn him to death. And shot him. Kase is a really, ''really'' bad friend.


* In TheRegenerationTrilogy, Prior becomes a double agent of sorts--he's working for the Ministry of Munitions during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne to apprehend pacifists, while trying to shelter a family of pacifists he had known as a child. His unique position looks like it could be very useful for helping his friends, and even getting one of them out of jail. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well.]]

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* In TheRegenerationTrilogy, Prior becomes a double agent of sorts--he's working for the Ministry of Munitions during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI to apprehend pacifists, while trying to shelter a family of pacifists he had known as a child. His unique position looks like it could be very useful for helping his friends, and even getting one of them out of jail. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well.]]

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