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Some countries/jurisdictions will not execute a prisoner twice (as in, after a badly botched attempt.) Consider a covert implant that prevents a given type of execution method from working properly, at least for a while. For example, an electric chair might be shorted out by implanting under your skin
a network of highly shielded (electrically and thermally except at the ends) cables that would rout the current around sensitive body parts and short the chair. Or suppose a device that detects a Lethal Injection and releases antidote. Or, an artificial bone in the neck that prevents hanging (fanciful, true.) Anyways, you can't defend against every single method, but ideally the government that sentences you to death would let you choose the method and would not execute you twice, as is the case in some places.
Sorry, urban legend.
"There is no legal basis for requiring that a criminal sentenced to death go free if the first attempt to execute him fails." [egnor, Jun 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
7 Chinese Brothers
Alternatively, have identical siblings with super powers. [bungston, May 23 2011]
||See link. Sorry, won't work.
Also note that you're hardly the
first to think of using this to
get off (see reference to the
story of the prisoner who
developed a "tolerance" to
electricity -- complete nonsense,
||can the poster indicate in what jurisdictions this thesis is valid?