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* Often {{invoked|Trope}} in ''Podcast/WereYouRaisedByWolves''. Direct communication in a polite manner is often the solution that the co-hosts offer.


* In ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'''s first book, ''The Aeronaut's Windlass'', this ends up saving Captain Grimm's life twice, in his interactions with AxCrazy etherialist Madame Cavendish: her particular compulsion makes it very hard for her to harm anyone that practices it... while making it very hard for her ''not'' to harm anyone that doesn't.

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* In ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'''s first book, ''The Aeronaut's Windlass'', this ends up saving Captain Grimm's good manners save his life twice, twice unknowingly in his interactions with AxCrazy Madame Cavendish. She is hyper-sensitive to breaches of etiquette, and even though she recognized Grimm and was deeply involved in plans to destroy him, her etherialist Madame Cavendish: her particular compulsion makes it very hard for forced her to harm anyone that practices it... while making it very hard for her ''not'' to harm anyone that doesn't.remain pleasant in the face of Grimm's gentlemanly courtesy.


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* This exchange from ''WebComic/{{Nukees}}'', as Gav, who prides himself on being entirely amoral, turns to leave a church after a conversation with the GoodShepherd:

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* This exchange from ''WebComic/{{Nukees}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Nukees}}'', as Gav, who prides himself on being entirely amoral, turns to leave a church after a conversation with the GoodShepherd:


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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': In [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1246.html "Hole in the Wall"]], Elan almost succeeds in getting an enemy to move aside for him just by asking politely -- the enemy in question starts to comply just on reflex.

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** Herakles's solution to the labor of bringing Cerberus from the Underworld is to just ask Hades if he can borrow the dog. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Hades doesn't mind, as long as he brings it back uninjured when he's done]].


* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/DeduceYouSay", Daffy Duck (as "brilliant detective" [[SherlockHolmes Doorlock Homes]]) is unable to subdue the Shropshire Slasher with brute force. Porky Pig (as his assistant, Dr. Watkins) simply asks the Slasher to please give himself up, and the Slasher agrees instantly. When his mother (who apparently had the foresight to ''[[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep name]]'' him "Shropshire Slasher") comes in and scolds him, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas he escorts her home,]] saying, "I promised the nice man I'd turn myself in, muvver." "You always wuz a good boy, Slasher."

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/DeduceYouSay", Daffy Duck (as "brilliant detective" [[SherlockHolmes [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Doorlock Homes]]) is unable to subdue the Shropshire Slasher with brute force. Porky Pig (as his assistant, Dr. Watkins) simply asks the Slasher to please give himself up, and the Slasher agrees instantly. When his mother (who apparently had the foresight to ''[[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep name]]'' him "Shropshire Slasher") comes in and scolds him, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas he escorts her home,]] saying, "I promised the nice man I'd turn myself in, muvver." "You always wuz a good boy, Slasher."


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/ Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'' , Naruto and Xanna decide to screw with the various major religions. When Naruto goes to the Dalai Lama and uses [[GenderBender Sexy Jutsu]] then "puts on a show", the Dalai Lama very politely asks him not to do that, which gets Naruto to leave. Naruto later confesses to Takami that it's no fun messing with people who legitimately don't get upset.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/ Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'' , sister?]]'', Naruto and Xanna decide to screw with the various major religions. When Naruto goes to the Dalai Lama and uses [[GenderBender Sexy Jutsu]] then "puts on a show", the Dalai Lama very politely asks him not to do that, which gets Naruto to leave. Naruto later confesses to Takami that it's no fun messing with people who legitimately don't get upset.upset.
* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/21799261/chapters/52018393 Deus Ex Machina]]'', Giorno is redoing the events of ''Vento Aureo'' and remembers that Abbacchio is going to offer him a teacup filled with pee. When he gets to that part, Giorno mentions that he's half-Japanese and makes up some BS about how it's very rude for a guest to begin eating or drinking before a host in Japan. It impresses the gang and stalls long enough for Bruno to get back so Giorno doesn't have to drink the pee.


** Another comic on the same page shows a Canadian finding his wife [[YourCheatingHeart with another man]]. All three immediately start apologizing to each other.

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** Another comic on the same page shows a Canadian finding his wife [[YourCheatingHeart with another man]].man. All three immediately start apologizing to each other.


* There's a story about a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII British (or American) spy who infiltrated the Nazis by going deep undercover, learning to speak perfect, unaccented German (and claiming not to know English). His fake back story worked, and the Germans were sending him off by plane when one of the officers tested him by calling out "Good luck!" in English-to which he instinctively responded, "Thanks!"

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* There's a story about a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII British (or American) spy who infiltrated the Nazis by going deep undercover, learning to speak perfect, unaccented German (and claiming not to know English). His fake back story worked, and the Germans were sending him off by plane when one of the officers tested him by calling out "Good luck!" in English-to English - to which he [[DamnYouMuscleMemory instinctively responded, responded]], "Thanks!"


* Discussed in ''{{Film/Equilibrium}}''. What is the most effective way to get a weapon away from a [[EliteMooks Grammaton Cleric]]? You ask him for it.
* Averted in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when Walter Peck asks to see the "storage facilities". Peter refuses, on the grounds that Peck "didn't say the magic word", "Please". When Peck amends his request by saying"Please", Peter asks why he wants to see them, and Peck basically and loudly accuses the 'Busters of being frauds, so Peter throws him out and tells him to get a warrant.


* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Sansa Stark is skilled in this... mainly out of necessity, and care of having most other means of attack and defence stripped from her in the hostile DeadlyDecadentCourt settings she finds herself plunked in. As a result, she's getting better at it, as well as some of the other skills in the PassiveAggressiveKombat set. Throwing almost ''painfully'' correct manners and exceedingly polite phrases into the ring to box her opponent into semi-socially acceptable behavior remains her number one, go-to weapon of choice, however: no matter how many other skills she gains. She even manages to trip the invariably rude Joffrey up with this a time or two... when he's stuck with an audience.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Sansa Stark is skilled in this... mainly out of necessity, and care of having most other means of attack and defence stripped from her in the hostile DeadlyDecadentCourt DecadentCourt settings she finds herself plunked in. As a result, she's getting better at it, as well as some of the other skills in the PassiveAggressiveKombat set. Throwing almost ''painfully'' correct manners and exceedingly polite phrases into the ring to box her opponent into semi-socially acceptable behavior remains her number one, go-to weapon of choice, however: no matter how many other skills she gains. She even manages to trip the invariably rude Joffrey up with this a time or two... when he's stuck with an audience.

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** Another comic on the same page shows a Canadian finding his wife [[YourCheatingHeart with another man]]. All three immediately start apologizing to each other.

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* Averted in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when Walter Peck asks to see the "storage facilities". Peter refuses, on the grounds that Peck "didn't say the magic word", "Please". When Peck amends his request by saying"Please", Peter asks why he wants to see them, and Peck basically and loudly accuses the 'Busters of being frauds, so Peter throws him out and tells him to get a warrant.


* In ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', Kvothe spins this into a respected position when he visits the Vintish court. As an outsider enjoying the Maer's hospitality, courtly etiquette suggests that the nobles treat him as an equal until they can determine how his pedigree compares to the Vintish ranking system. He draws this out until his assumed rank settles somewhere in the middle of the noble hierarchy, and the court remains none the wiser that he's a penniless commoner in his homeland.
* In ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'''s first book, ''The Aeronaut's Windlass'', this ends up saving Captain Grimm's life twice, in his interactions with AxCrazy etherialist Madame Cavendish: her particular compulsion makes it very hard for her to harm anyone that practises it... while making it very hard for her ''not'' to harm anyone that doesn't.

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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'': In ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', Kvothe spins this into a respected position when he visits the Vintish court. As an outsider enjoying the Maer's hospitality, courtly etiquette suggests that the nobles treat him as an equal until they can determine how his pedigree compares to the Vintish ranking system. He draws this out until his assumed rank settles somewhere in the middle of the noble hierarchy, and the court remains none the wiser that he's a penniless commoner in his homeland.
* In ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'''s first book, ''The Aeronaut's Windlass'', this ends up saving Captain Grimm's life twice, in his interactions with AxCrazy etherialist Madame Cavendish: her particular compulsion makes it very hard for her to harm anyone that practises practices it... while making it very hard for her ''not'' to harm anyone that doesn't.


* When Henry tries to invade the Toppats' base in the Stickmin Space Resort path from [[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries The Henry Stickmin Series: Completing the Mission]] he gets past the first guard by simply stopping and asking for permission. The guard realizes a few seconds too late what happened.

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* When Henry tries to invade the Toppats' base in the Stickmin ''Stickmin Space Resort Resort'' path from [[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries The Henry Stickmin Series: Completing the Mission]] Mission]]'', he gets past the first guard by simply stopping and asking for permission. The guard realizes a few seconds too late what happened.



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