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* ''Fanfic/UsAndThem'': In the epilogue as some financial officer of complaining to Rufus about all the changes he's made at [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Shinra]], specifically how much they cost, Rufus sarcastically says if the guy thinks he can do better, to just [[KlingonPromotion kill him and take over]]. He won't get a better chance. The man backs down.
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* In Creator/DanAbnett's Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''Ghostmaker'', Major Rawne and Gaunt are alone in the wintry wilderness. At one point, Rawne stands over him with a knife, ready to cut his throat; he hears Gaunt mutter in BadDreams (about, incidentally, the ''reason'' he wants Gaunt dead) and instead kills an ork sneaking up on them. Later, when Gaunt is about to slip into the sea of boiling hydrocarbons and drown, Rawne sacrifices his prized silver knife to afford Gaunt a hand-hold. Though he professes a desire to kill Gaunt later -- even to Gaunt's own face -- he never attempts it.

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* In Creator/DanAbnett's Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''Ghostmaker'', Major Rawne and Gaunt are alone in the wintry wilderness. At one point, Rawne stands over him with a knife, ready to cut his throat; he hears Gaunt mutter in BadDreams {{Past Experience Nightmare}}s (about, incidentally, the ''reason'' he wants Gaunt dead) and instead kills an ork sneaking up on them. Later, when Gaunt is about to slip into the sea of boiling hydrocarbons and drown, Rawne sacrifices his prized silver knife to afford Gaunt a hand-hold. Though he professes a desire to kill Gaunt later -- even to Gaunt's own face -- he never attempts it.


* In a mild form, in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Vetinari hands Moist a sword while questioning him. He observes afterward that Moist was more nervous while holding the sword than Vetinari was.

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* In a mild form, in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', ''Literature/MakingMoney'', Vetinari hands Moist a sword while questioning him. He observes afterward that Moist was more nervous while holding the sword than Vetinari was.


* ''Anime/DragonBallGT'': Naturon Shenron pulls this on Goku during their fight, after [[TheAssimilator absorbing Pan]].

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* ''Anime/DragonBallGT'': Naturon Shenron pulls this on Goku during their fight, after [[TheAssimilator absorbing Pan]]. Of course, he's [[DirtyCoward only doing it]] because he's convinced Goku simply doesn't have the heart to kill him with Pan absorbed, and he completely loses his cool and begs for his life the instant it looks like [[ShootTheDog he's going to do it]].


* Acording to some zoologists, this is what it means for a cat to roll up and show you his/her tummy. By exposing their most vulnerable parts (neck and stomach) a cat is placing its upmost trust in you that you won't hurt them or let any harm come to them. [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming D'awww]], and they say CatsAreMean!

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* Acording According to some zoologists, this is what it means for a cat to roll up and show you his/her tummy. By exposing their most vulnerable parts (neck and stomach) a cat is placing its upmost trust in you that you won't hurt them or let any harm come to them. [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming D'awww]], and And they say CatsAreMean!



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* In ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', [[BluffingTheMurderer Kirk and Spock set a trap for]] TheMole on the ''Enterprise'', who turns out to be [[spoiler:Spock's protege, Lt. Valeris]].
-->'''Spock:''' You have to shoot. If you are logical, you have to shoot.
-->[[spoiler:'''Valeris:''']] I do not want to.
-->'''Spock:''' [[TranquilFury What you want is irrelevant. What you have chosen is at hand!]]
-->'''Kirk:''' (''entering'') I'd just as soon you didn't.
-->(''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Spock smacks the phaser out of]] [[spoiler:her]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness hand]]'')


* In Final Fantasy XIII, an injured Snow hands Hope the knife that he tried to kill him with not even a couple of hours ago, while he's carrying the kid on his back. It's either this trope, or Snow is way more naive and optimistic than people think he is. [[RousseauWasRight It pays off either way.]]

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* In Final Fantasy XIII, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', an injured Snow hands Hope the knife that he tried to kill him with not even a couple of hours ago, while he's carrying the kid on his back. It's either this trope, or Snow is way more naive and optimistic than people think he is. [[RousseauWasRight It pays off either way.]]


* 'VideoGame/FarCry3'' begins with the main character, Jason, and his brother being captured (and his brother killed) by pirates on a remote island. After fleeing, he is saved by Dennis, a local tribesman. Upon waking up, he attempts to subtly grab a weapon, presuming Dennis to be an enemy, but Dennis puts his machete to Jason's throat, saying 'You have the right to take my life. But know, I will also take yours.' He then hands Jason the machete, proving he can be trusted.

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* 'VideoGame/FarCry3'' ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' begins with the main character, Jason, and his brother being captured (and his brother killed) by pirates on a remote island. After fleeing, he is saved by Dennis, a local tribesman. Upon waking up, he attempts to subtly grab a weapon, presuming Dennis to be an enemy, but Dennis puts his machete to Jason's throat, saying 'You have the right to take my life. But know, I will also take yours.' He then hands Jason the machete, proving he can be trusted.

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* Acording to some zoologists, this is what it means for a cat to roll up and show you his/her tummy. By exposing their most vulnerable parts (neck and stomach) a cat is placing its upmost trust in you that you won't hurt them or let any harm come to them. [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming D'awww]], and they say CatsAreMean!


* ''Manga/OnePiece'': After Arlong is released from prison, thanks to Jinbe becoming a Warlord, an unimpressed Arlong decides to break away from the Sunny Pirates and lead his own crew again, promising to spread the hatred of the Fishmen for humans wherever he goes, and goads Jinbe to kill him where he stands if he has a problem with it. Jinbe is so enraged that Tiger's last wishes were going to waste that he nearly does by savagely beating him, but he stops at the last moment, as he could never could bring himself to kill his own "brother".

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': After Arlong is released from prison, thanks to Jinbe Jimbei becoming a Warlord, an unimpressed Arlong decides to break away from the Sunny Pirates and lead his own crew again, promising to spread the hatred of the Fishmen for humans wherever he goes, and goads Jinbe Jimbei to kill him where he stands if he has a problem with it. Jinbe Jimbei is so enraged that Tiger's last wishes were going to waste that he nearly does by savagely beating him, but he stops at the last moment, as he could never could bring himself to kill his own "brother".

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** In the {{novelization}} of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'', after outing himself as Darth Sidious, Palpatine gives Anakin an easy opportunity to kill him...knowing damn well that Anakin won't do it, as he still needs Palpatine's help to save Padme (or so he thinks).
---> '''Anakin:''' [[YouExclamation You.]] It's ''you''. It's ''been'' you all ''along''! I should ''kill'' you. I ''will'' kill you!\\
'''Palpatine:''' For what?\\
'''Anakin:''' You're a ''Sith Lord''!\\
'''Palpatine:''' I am. I am also your friend. I am also the man who has always been here for you. I am the man you have never needed to lie to. I am the man who wants nothing from you but that you follow your conscience. If that conscience requires you to commit murder, simply over a ... philosophical difference ... I will not resist. Anakin, when I told you that you can have anything you want, did you think I was excluding my life?\\
'''Anakin:''' You--you won't even ''fight''--?\\
'''Palpatine:''' Fight you? But what will happen when you kill me? What will happen to the Republic? What will happen to Padmé?\\
'''Anakin:''' ''Padmé'' ...\\
'''Palpatine:''' When I die, my knowledge dies with me. Unless, that is, I have the opportunity to teach it ... to my apprentice ...\\
'''Anakin:''' I ... I don't know what to ''do'' ...\\
'''Palpatine:''' Anakin, let's talk.

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* In Act I, Scene II of Theatre/JuliusCaesar, Casca tells Cassius and Brutus of the off-stage events when Caesar refused the crown three times, foamed at the mouth and fainted, baring his chest, and offering his bare throat for the citizens to slash. Afterwards, he comes to, and asks the crowd's forgiveness for a fit of temporary insanity.
** In Act IV, Scene III, Cassius and Brutus have a heated disagreement, with Brutus accusing Cassius of denying him gold for his soldiers. Cassius bares his chest, and dares Brutus to stab him in the heart, because he believed that Brutus found Caesar's company more preferable than Cassius's friendship. Afterwards, Brutus urges Cassius to put his dagger away, and they reconcile.


* In the 2017 adaptation of ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', Poirot gives this ultimatum to the conspirators after TheSummation. It turns out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter.

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* In the 2017 adaptation of ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'', Poirot gives this ultimatum to the conspirators after TheSummation. It turns out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter.


*** [[spoiler: Subverted when Gin reveals that he had been trying for years to be in a position where he ''could'' kill Aizen. He takes his chance as soon as it arrives. He fails.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Subverted when Gin reveals that he had been trying for years to be in a position where he ''could'' kill Aizen. He takes his chance as soon as it arrives. He fails.fails due to bullshit.]]


--> Mitch: You know the first time I tried to talk to you, you embarrassed me, so I teased you a little, which maybe I shouldn't have done, so I'm sorry. But now you're sitting over there, playing with your knife, trying to frighten me... (nervously) which you're doing a really good job! (coldly) But if you're going to kill me, get on with it. If not, shut the hell up! I'm on vacation.

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--> Mitch: -->'''Mitch:''' You know the first time I tried to talk to you, you embarrassed me, so I teased you a little, which maybe I shouldn't have done, so I'm sorry. But now you're sitting over there, playing with your knife, trying to frighten me... (nervously) which you're doing a really good job! (coldly) But if you're going to kill me, get on with it. If not, shut the hell up! I'm on vacation.
* In the 2017 adaptation of ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', Poirot gives this ultimatum to the conspirators after TheSummation. It turns out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter.
-->'''Poirot:''' You wish to go free without punishment for your crime, then you must commit one more.

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