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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Arlong assures Nami that once she pays him the amount agreed on previously, he would give up control over her village as promised, and further assures her that he is a man who always keeps his word. He had already made arrangements to ensure Nami won't be able to make the payment [[spoiler: by having a Marine officer confiscate the money that Nami had collected over the past several years.]]


-->'''Bernard''': "Have any people been hurt in this?"\\
'''Dr. Fred''': "Of ''course'' not! This is the first time I've tried it with ''people''!"

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-->'''Bernard''': "Have -->'''Bernard:''' Have any people been hurt in this?"\\
this?\\
'''Dr. Fred''': "Of Fred:''' Of ''course'' not! This is the first time I've tried it with ''people''!"''people''!
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': PlayedForLaughs.
-->'''Alistair:''' Know this: All Grey Wardens can sense darkspawn. Whatever their cunning, I guarantee they won't take us by surprise. That's why I'm here.\\
'''Daveth:''' You see, ser knight? We might die, but we'll be warned about it first.\\
'''Ser Jory:''' [[LampshadeHanging That is... reassuring?]]


* If Piccolo of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' says something to the tune of 'Sorry to keep you waiting', it means that he has finished charging his [[ArmorPiercingAttack SpecialBeamCannon]], and he is most assuredly ''not'' sorry for what's about to follow.

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* If Piccolo of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' says something to the tune of 'Sorry to keep you waiting', it means that he has finished charging his [[ArmorPiercingAttack SpecialBeamCannon]], Special Beam Cannon]], and he is most assuredly ''not'' sorry for what's about to follow.

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* If Piccolo of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' says something to the tune of 'Sorry to keep you waiting', it means that he has finished charging his [[ArmorPiercingAttack SpecialBeamCannon]], and he is most assuredly ''not'' sorry for what's about to follow.


'''Mudd''': [[ThisIsGonaSuck They'll throw away the key.]]

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'''Mudd''': [[ThisIsGonaSuck [[ThisIsGonnaSuck They'll throw away the key.]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': At the end of "Mudd's Women", Kirk takes Mudd into custody:
-->'''Kirk''': I will appear as a character witness at your trial, if you think that'll help.\\
'''Mudd''': [[ThisIsGonaSuck They'll throw away the key.]]


* In the first episode of season 5 of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', a shotgun-wielding {{Elite Mook|s}}, Hauser, who now nominally works for Angel, gives him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about how he's stronger than Angel because [[CardCarryingVillain he believes in being evil]], while Angel is conflicted, and there's nothing more powerful than conviction. Angel replies that there's one thing more powerful, "mercy." Hauser clearly sees this as confirmation of his own assessment of Angel's weakness. Then Angel ''forces Hauser to blow his own head off'', to the shock of the subordinate {{mooks}} present. In other words, the power of mercy was the only thing that had kept Angel from killing people like Hauser long ago.

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* In the first ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode of season 5 of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "[[{{Recap/AngelS05E01Conviction}} Conviction]]", a shotgun-wielding {{Elite Mook|s}}, Hauser, who now nominally works for Angel, gives him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about how he's stronger than Angel because [[CardCarryingVillain he believes in being evil]], while Angel is conflicted, and there's nothing more powerful than conviction. Angel replies that there's one thing more powerful, "mercy." Hauser clearly sees this as confirmation of his own assessment of Angel's weakness. Then Angel ''forces Hauser to blow his own head off'', to the shock of the subordinate {{mooks}} present. In other words, the power of mercy was the only thing that had kept Angel from killing people like Hauser long ago.



* In the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' episode "Private Plane", Blackadder, on the quest for an easy life, decides to sign up for an air squadron called the "Twenty Minuters" on being told that on average that's how long they spend in the air. During his initial training for the Flying Corps, he learns that it's how long they spend in the air ''before being shot down''.

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* In the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' episode "Private Plane", "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E4PrivatePlane Private Plane]]", Blackadder, on the quest for an easy life, decides to sign up for an air squadron called the "Twenty Minuters" on being told that on average that's how long they spend in the air. During his initial training for the Flying Corps, he learns that it's how long they spend in the air ''before being shot down''.



** Also, in an early season 1 episode, a pair of vampire assassins return to [[BigBad the Master]] after failing their assignment to kill Buffy. He tells them that [[YouHaveFailedMe killing them for their failure]] would bring him little joy, and they react with relief. Then [[TheDragon Darla]] kills them gleefully, and he notes that sometimes a little is enough.

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** Also, in an early season 1 episode, "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel Angel]]", a pair of vampire assassins return to [[BigBad the Master]] after failing their assignment to kill Buffy. He tells them that [[YouHaveFailedMe killing them for their failure]] would bring him little joy, and they react with relief. Then [[TheDragon Darla]] kills them gleefully, and he notes that sometimes a little is enough.


* In Robert Sheckley's ''Literature/DimensionOfMiracles'', the protagonist ends up on an alternate Earth inhabited by sapient dinosaurs. The protagonist doesn't have the heart to tell them about the extinction of dinosaurs on his home planet... so instead he reassures them that in his world there's no conflict whatsoever between mammals and dinos, and in fact "everybody loves dinosaurs".

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* In Robert Sheckley's ''Literature/DimensionOfMiracles'', the protagonist ends up on an alternate Earth inhabited by sapient dinosaurs. The protagonist He doesn't have the heart to tell them about the extinction of dinosaurs on his home planet... Earth... so instead he reassures them that in his world there's world, no conflict whatsoever conflicts ever happen between mammals and dinos, and in fact "everybody loves dinosaurs".

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* In Robert Sheckley's ''Literature/DimensionOfMiracles'', the protagonist ends up on an alternate Earth inhabited by sapient dinosaurs. The protagonist doesn't have the heart to tell them about the extinction of dinosaurs on his home planet... so instead he reassures them that in his world there's no conflict whatsoever between mammals and dinos, and in fact "everybody loves dinosaurs".

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'''Bart:''' I'll show you. I'll move 33 inches away.
'''Sister Thomasina:''' A yard's thirty-six! ''(whacks him again)''


* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Miles's Spiderman tells Miles to run and hide and that he will join Miles in a moment. However, his tone of voice makes it clear [[spoiler: he knows he is too badly injured from the explosion from the super-collider and Fisk's men are coming closer to them. He only said that to not worry Miles.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Miles's Spiderman Spider-Man tells Miles to run and hide and that he will join Miles in a moment. However, his tone of voice makes it clear [[spoiler: he knows he is too badly injured from the explosion from the super-collider and Fisk's men are coming closer to them. He only said that to not worry Miles.]]



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* At the end of ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', [[BigBad John Conrad]] assures [[TheHero Walker]] that "I'm as sane as you are, captain.". [[spoiler:Shortly after, Conrad turns out to be a PTSD-induced hallucination Walker has been living with for most of the game.]]

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', [[BigBad Colonel John Conrad]] Konrad]] assures [[TheHero Captain Martin Walker]] that "I'm as sane as you are, captain.". [[spoiler:Shortly after, Conrad Konrad turns out to be a PTSD-induced hallucination Walker has been living with for most of the game.]]


** [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time Of The Doctor": Eleven sincerely promises Clara that he'll never leave her behind, again. He promptly ditches her on Earth for her own safety. This technically doesn't break his word, because he hadn't promised not to leave her behind ''this'' time.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time Of The Doctor": Doctor"]]: Eleven sincerely promises Clara that he'll never leave her behind, again. He promptly ditches her on Earth for her own safety. This technically doesn't break his word, because he hadn't promised not to leave her behind ''this'' time.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time Of The Doctor": Eleven sincerely promises Clara that he'll never leave her behind, again. He promptly ditches her on Earth for her own safety. This technically doesn't break his word, because he hadn't promised not to leave her behind ''this'' time.

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* And in an inversion of the above, all the murder suspects in one of Creator/SimonRGreen's ''Hawk and Fisher'' fantasy-cop stories attest under a truth spell that, no, they didn't kill the two victims. This is correct, because the victims were killed by different suspects.

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