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** In ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'', the genie asks Abu how he wishes to die, but Abu outsmarts him and gets the conventional three wishes instead.

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** In ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'', ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad1940'', the genie asks Abu how he wishes to die, but Abu outsmarts him and gets the conventional three wishes instead.

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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': Tony accidentally releases the Blue Djinn, who had decided to kill whomever finally freed him from his bottle. When the Djinn asks him how he wishes to die, Tony nervously says "Of old age." The Djinn isn't falling for it.


* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Obsolete Man": the titular character is given this option of execution by any method for the crime of being "[[GoodIsOldFashioned Obsolete]]" (read: having a profession or belief that is no longer required or held by the fascist government). He chooses death by televised detonation of a bomb in his apartment. Why? Turns out it was a {{plan}} to get his executioner to accidentally lock himself in the room and ask, on national state run television, "For the love of God, let me out." The convicted does so, for the love of God, with just enough time for only the executioner to get out. Its okay, because [[TakingYouWithMe the executioner is sentenced to die]] by a method of his choice... for the crime of being obsolete.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Obsolete Man": the titular character is given this option of execution by any method for the crime of being "[[GoodIsOldFashioned Obsolete]]" (read: having a profession or belief that is no longer required or held by the fascist government). He chooses death by televised detonation of a bomb in his apartment. Why? Turns out it was a {{plan}} to get his executioner to accidentally lock himself in the room and ask, on national state run television, "For the love of God, let me out." The convicted does so, for the love of God, with just enough time for only the executioner to get out. Its It's okay, because [[TakingYouWithMe the executioner is sentenced to die]] by a method of his choice... for the crime of being obsolete.


->'''niSSh''': "How do you like to be eaten? Baked? Boiled? Shish-kabobed?"
-->-- ''Film/EllaEnchanted''

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->'''niSSh''': "How ->''"How do you like to be eaten? Baked? Boiled? Shish-kabobed?"
Shish-kabobed?"''
-->-- '''niSSh''', ''Film/EllaEnchanted''


-->'''niSSh''': "How do you like to be eaten? Baked? Boiled? Shish-kabobed?"
--->-''Film/EllaEnchanted''

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-->'''niSSh''': ->'''niSSh''': "How do you like to be eaten? Baked? Boiled? Shish-kabobed?"
--->-''Film/EllaEnchanted''
-->-- ''Film/EllaEnchanted''

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* ''Series/{{Westworld}}''. [[ActionGirl Armistice]], lying in the dirt coughing BloodFromTheMouth after being gunned down by a posse, is given a choice of dying on her back or up on her feet. [[DefiantToTheEnd She chooses to die shooting]].


** In the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', when presented with this choice, Princess Cimorene immediately chooses "old age". The genie admits that this is a clever response, but refuses to accept it until [[spoiler: Cimorene figures out that he hasn't been trapped long enough to qualify, under the standard fairytale rules that operate in the Enchanted Forest, for the "death instead of wishes" option. Rather than get in trouble for trying to break the rules, the genie agrees to go back into his bottle until he has accumulated enough time -- by which time, in all likelihood, Cimorene ''will'' be dead of old age.]]

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** In the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', when presented with this choice, Princess Cimorene immediately chooses "old age". The genie admits that this is a clever response, but refuses to accept it until [[spoiler: Cimorene figures out that he hasn't been trapped long enough to qualify, under the standard fairytale rules that operate in the Enchanted Forest, for the "death instead of wishes" option. Rather than get in trouble for trying to break the rules, the genie agrees to go back into his bottle until he has accumulated enough time -- by which time, in all likelihood, Cimorene ''will'' be dead of old age.]]


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-->'''niSSh''': "How do you like to be eaten? Baked? Boiled? Shish-kabobed?"
--->''Film/EllaEnchanted''


* ''ComicBook/{{Papyrus}}'': the titular character has just been captured by a tribe of pygmy, whose law demands they kill him. Since he saved the chief's son, however, he is given this a variant of this trope as a reward, in that the next thing he'll say will define how he'll die: if he tells the truth, he will be drowned, while if he lies, he will be thrown to the crocodiles. Papyrus gets around the sentence by stating he will be eaten by crocodiles: seeing how this means him drowning will make it a lie and him being eaten by crocodiles will make it the truth, the Pygmies are forced to spare him.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Papyrus}}'': the titular character has just been captured by a tribe of pygmy, whose law demands they kill him. Since he saved the chief's son, however, he is given this a variant of this trope as a reward, in that the next thing he'll say will define how he'll die: if he tells the truth, he will be drowned, while if he lies, he will be thrown to the crocodiles. Papyrus gets around the sentence by stating he will be eaten by crocodiles: [[LogicBomb seeing how this means him drowning will make it a lie and him being eaten by crocodiles will make it the truth, the Pygmies are forced to spare him.
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* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' has a condemned criminal "allowed to choose his own method of execution". He chooses to be chased off a cliff by topless women on rollerskates.

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* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' has a condemned criminal "allowed to choose his own method of execution". He chooses to be chased off a cliff by topless women on rollerskates.a horde of naked women.


* In ''Film/TheHobbitDesolationOfSmaug'', Smaug asks Bilbo how he chooses to die before attacking him.

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* In ''Film/TheHobbitDesolationOfSmaug'', ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', Smaug asks Bilbo how he chooses to die before attacking him.

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* In ''Film/TheHobbitDesolationOfSmaug'', Smaug asks Bilbo how he chooses to die before attacking him.


* In ''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', the Demon Lord [[AntiVillain Agrael]] captures a rival demon, Erasial, then offers him a choice: Co-operate with an interrogation and Agrael will make sure Erasial's death is quick and relatively painless, resist and he'll be handed over to Agrael's [[HornyDevil succubus]] comrade, [[TheSadist Biara]].

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* In ''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', the Demon Lord [[AntiVillain Agrael]] captures a rival demon, Erasial, then offers him a choice: Co-operate with an interrogation and Agrael will make sure Erasial's death is quick and relatively painless, resist and he'll be handed over to Agrael's [[HornyDevil succubus]] comrade, [[TheSadist [[{{Sadist}} Biara]].

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* In ''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', the Demon Lord [[AntiVillain Agrael]] captures a rival demon, Erasial, then offers him a choice: Co-operate with an interrogation and Agrael will make sure Erasial's death is quick and relatively painless, resist and he'll be handed over to Agrael's [[HornyDevil succubus]] comrade, [[TheSadist Biara]].


* ''Series/DoctorWho''. At the start of "The Doctor Falls", the Doctor wakes up strapped to a wheelchair with his enemies musing how they should kill him.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. At the start of "The Doctor Falls", the Doctor wakes up strapped to a wheelchair with his enemies musing how they should kill him.him this time.

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