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** Used again in The Last Guardian, by [[spoiler:Opal bartering her freedom for her younger self's life.]] [[spoiler:She doesn't uphold her end of the deal.]]


* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark is shown in in one after his capture. It turns out that [[spoiler:the terrorist group that kidnapped him are asking for more money to kill him for Obadiah Stane, after finding out who he is.]]

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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark is shown filmed with demands being made by the terrorists in in one after his capture. It turns out that [[spoiler:the terrorist group that kidnapped him are asking for their own language. It's not until later on the audience discovers [[spoiler:that it's not a ransom demand. The terrorists were hired by Obadiah Stane to kill Stark, and they're demanding more money to kill him for Obadiah Stane, after finding out finish the job now they realise who he their famous captive is.]]



* ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''. The Iraqi's force Colonel Walters to make a video saying [[BlatantLies how well treated he is]] (the obscene hand signals he's giving make it clear what we're supposed to think of this).

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* ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''. The Iraqi's Iraqis force Colonel Walters to make a video saying [[BlatantLies how well treated he is]] (the obscene hand signals he's giving make it clear what we're supposed to think of this).

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* ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''. The Iraqi's force Colonel Walters to make a video saying [[BlatantLies how well treated he is]] (the obscene hand signals he's giving make it clear what we're supposed to think of this).

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* In the short-lived 1990's spy series ''Under Cover'', a senior official in the GovernmentAgencyOfFiction is kidnapped and forced to give one of these to relay their demands, concluded by him screaming as the terrorists start torturing him.


A more modern version of the classic ransom note, gaining popularity in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and real life use by the Al-Qaeda franchise.

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A more modern version of the classic ransom note, gaining popularity in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and real life use by the Al-Qaeda franchise.
groups like Al-Qaeda.


* In the first episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'' a member of the royal family gets kidnapped with the single demand of the Prime Minster to have sex with a pig on live TV. The real kicker is that it's sent over youtube so everybody knows about it.

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* In the [[Recap/BlackMirrorTheNationalAnthem first episode episode]] of ''Series/BlackMirror'' a member of the royal family gets kidnapped with the single demand of the Prime Minster to have sex with a pig on live TV. The real kicker is that it's sent over youtube so everybody knows about it.

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* Yandere-chan uses this in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', kidnapping Musume Ronshaku in order to get her father Mr. Ronshaku, a notorious LoanShark, to release Kokona's father and all his other clients from their debt to him.


* Used in Literature/ArtemisFowl The Arctic Incident. Artemis then gets Foaly to trace the video.



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* Used in Literature/ArtemisFowl The Arctic Incident. Artemis then gets Foaly to trace the video.

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* Used in Literature/ArtemisFowl One piece of [[AllThereInTheManual background material]] from ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'''s tie-in website was a video released by radical American militia-types showing a captured Korean soldier forced to denounce his home country and praise America. The Arctic Incident. Artemis then gets Foaly to trace site's "curator", ostensibly using the video.site to chronicle everything following America's collapse to [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the present day]], expressed discomfort over including the video, since it showed just how far America had really fallen, but felt compelled to anyway for the sake of completion.


-> ''"Those arenít the words of a certified clinical psychologist filing a reportÖ those are the words of a woman with a bag over her head, sitting between a camera and a flag, moments before her third fingerís hacked off."''
--> '''Colm Mullan''', ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague''

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-> ''"Those ->''"Those arenít the words of a certified clinical psychologist filing a reportÖ report... those are the words of a woman with a bag over her head, sitting between a camera and a flag, moments before her third fingerís hacked off."''
--> -->-- '''Colm Mullan''', ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague''



* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark is shown in in one after his capture. It turns out that [[spoiler: the terrorist group that kidnapped him are asking for more money to kill him for Obadiah Stane, after finding out who he is.]]

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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark is shown in in one after his capture. It turns out that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the terrorist group that kidnapped him are asking for more money to kill him for Obadiah Stane, after finding out who he is.]]


-> ''Those arenít the words of a certified clinical psychologist filing a reportÖ those are the words of a woman with a bag over her head, sitting between a camera and a flag, moments before her third fingerís hacked off.''

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-> ''Those ''"Those arenít the words of a certified clinical psychologist filing a reportÖ those are the words of a woman with a bag over her head, sitting between a camera and a flag, moments before her third fingerís hacked off.''"''

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-> ''Those arenít the words of a certified clinical psychologist filing a reportÖ those are the words of a woman with a bag over her head, sitting between a camera and a flag, moments before her third fingerís hacked off.''
--> '''Colm Mullan''', ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague''


* Creator/ThisIsIt used this trope to promote their kickstarter for ''Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared'' the series. The first one is a more descriptive video showing the red thing reading out the captor's demands (money) while a synthesized voice describes what the show is about and what the kickstarter is for. The next two are much shorter and really, ''really'' threatening.

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* Creator/ThisIsIt used this trope to promote their kickstarter Kickstarter for ''Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared'' the series.''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' . The first one is a more descriptive video showing the red thing reading out the captor's demands (money) while a synthesized voice describes what the show is about and what the kickstarter is for. The next two are much shorter and really, ''really'' threatening.


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* In ''Film/TheKingdom2007'', Adam Leavitt (Creator/JasonBateman) is used to make one after being kidnapped by Saudi terrorists. It gets interrupted when his colleagues arrive and kill or wound his captors.


* ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' did this once.
* HostageVideo: The baddies leave one these behind showing Hopper's brother-in-law bruised up and tied to a chair.

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* HostageVideo: The baddies leave one these behind showing Hopper's brother-in-law bruised up and tied to a chair.
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