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25th Jul '16 8:45:56 PM lalalei2001
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* In the ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'', [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami Yugi]] pulls one on BigBad Paradox. Earlier, Paradox had stole [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei's]] Stardust Dragon and when he challenges Yami Yugi, Yusei and [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Judai]], he uses it to not only to create the Malefic Stardust Dragon, but also revive it so he can use its ability to nullify the trio's monsters' effects. Yami used the Dark Magician/Dark Magician Girl combo to initiate a special spell card to capture a monster. It goes for Malefic Stardust Dragon, but when Paradox activates an ability that prevents its capture, it goes after the next available monster: Stardust Dragon. Judai realizes that was Yami's plan all along and it essentially hinged on Paradox being more protective of his more-powerful Malefic monsters.

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* In the ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'', ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'', [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami Yugi]] pulls one on BigBad Paradox. Earlier, Paradox had stole [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei's]] Stardust Dragon and when he challenges Yami Yugi, Yusei and [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Judai]], he uses it to not only to create the Malefic Stardust Dragon, but also revive it so he can use its ability to nullify the trio's monsters' effects. Yami used the Dark Magician/Dark Magician Girl combo to initiate a special spell card to capture a monster. It goes for Malefic Stardust Dragon, but when Paradox activates an ability that prevents its capture, it goes after the next available monster: Stardust Dragon. Judai realizes that was Yami's plan all along and it essentially hinged on Paradox being more protective of his more-powerful Malefic monsters.
15th Jul '16 9:46:23 AM Willbyr
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* Fei Wang Reed and Yuuko in {{TsubasaReservoirChronicle}} do nothing but to try to out-Batman each other. Spoiler: [[spoiler: Yuuko wins.]]

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* Fei Wang Reed and Yuuko in {{TsubasaReservoirChronicle}} ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' do nothing but to try to out-Batman each other. Spoiler: [[spoiler: Yuuko wins.]]
22nd Jun '16 5:08:46 PM DenisK21
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** Yhwach sees that Yamamoto's right-hand man was killed in the Wandenreich's declaration of war, and ol' Yama's greatest trait is his rage. [[spoiler:So he pulls a ReallyADoombot by having a lackey who can mimic people's forms confront Yamamoto as a fake Yhwach, knowing that the Shinigami leader would go full blast at his bitter rival out of sheer anger. When Yamamoto finishes that fight, he's spent enough strength to be vulnerable to Yhwach stealing his Bankai and then killing him.]]
19th Jun '16 9:44:51 AM Someoneman
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has its DarkestHour as a result of this: Tamaki's EvilMatriarch grandmother is currently using such gambits to separate him and Haruhi, thus revealing herself to be the series' true villain.
** [[spoiler:Not anymore, as Tamaki's dad pulls off a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome relieving her of the post]].

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has its DarkestHour as a result of this: Tamaki's EvilMatriarch grandmother is currently using such gambits to separate him and Haruhi, thus revealing herself to be the series' true villain.
** [[spoiler:Not anymore, as
villain. [[spoiler:At least, until Tamaki's dad pulls off a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome relieving relieves her of the post]].
5th Jun '16 11:55:39 PM Dragonkeeperx
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* Averted in ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', when Joseph fights [[spoiler: Kars, he wins in a ridiculous gambit that fools Kars into thinking it was his plan all along, but in reality, Joseph was just lucky.]]
5th Jun '16 1:34:07 AM finlandsberet
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Erwin's speech to the graduating recruits is this. [[spoiler: First, he hints at some vital information of the Survey Corps upcoming plans to eradicate the Titans once and for all. Then, he bluntly rattles off the Corps absurdly high mortality rates and how the recruits are almost certain to be eaten be Titans. The first piece of information is to bait any Titan Shifters hiding out within the recruits into the Survey Corps, the second weeds out almost anyone who isn't a mole.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Erwin's speech to the graduating recruits is this. [[spoiler: First, he hints at some vital information of the Survey Corps upcoming plans to eradicate the Titans once and for all. Then, he bluntly rattles off the Corps absurdly high mortality rates and how the recruits are almost certain to be eaten be Titans. The first piece of information is to bait any Titan Shifters hiding out within the recruits into the Survey Corps, the second weeds out almost anyone who isn't a mole.]]
* In ''Manga/Shiki'', [[spoiler: Dr. Ozaki]] and [[spoiler: Natsuno]] do this when [[spoiler: Natsuno, as a newly-awakened Jinrou, bites Ozaki to make sure Chizuru doesn't get to him first and put the doctor under her control, thus eliminating any hope Ozaki had of stopping the Shiki.]] It works, as [[spoiler: Chizuru is outed to the village as a Shiki.
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9th May '16 8:42:43 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', the heroes pull one of these to prevent the villains from getting a MacGuffin ([[spoiler:by taking it out of its suitcase and hiding it under Caro's hat]]).

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', the heroes pull one of these to prevent the villains from getting a MacGuffin ([[spoiler:by taking it out of its suitcase and hiding it under Caro's hat]]).
9th May '16 5:35:33 PM Onlythrice
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* Several characters in ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' are manipulative enough to invoke this (namely Kiyoshi, Gakuto, Mari, and Kate). Mari attempts to get the boys expelled by pulling off a series of plans to trick the boys into breaking school rules, [[spoiler: but Kiyoshi manages to counter this through gambits of his own]].
31st Mar '16 12:23:02 AM ShiroAkuma
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 2: ''Battle Tendency'', Joseph Joestar claims all of his fight strategies center around his ability to out-think his own opponents. He traps defeats the Pillar Man Santana by tricking him into falling down a well that reflects sunlight back onto him, tricks Wamuu into chasing him to allow Speedwagon and Caesar to escape, manages to outsmart Esidisi by deftly unraveling his own woolen cap to trap him in a Hamon web, and finally defeats Wamuu by tricking him into inhaling oil and flaming shreds of his own bandana. In the end, he claims his final fight with Kars on top of a volcano has been a gambit all along, particularly after his own severed arm flies up to distract him and Kars is then pelted by rocks that toss him out of the Earth's atmosphere, but Joseph's internal monologue shows he is scared and just lucky that he can trick Kars into thinking he had planned everything out from the start.

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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 2: ''Battle Tendency'', Joseph Joestar claims all of his fight strategies center around his ability to out-think his own opponents. He traps and defeats the Pillar Man Santana by tricking him into falling down a well that reflects sunlight back onto him, tricks Wamuu into chasing him to allow Speedwagon and Caesar to escape, manages to outsmart Esidisi by deftly unraveling his own woolen cap to trap him in a Hamon web, and finally defeats Wamuu by tricking him into inhaling oil and flaming shreds of his own bandana. In the end, he claims his final fight with Kars on top of a volcano has been a gambit all along, particularly after his own severed arm flies up to distract him and Kars is then pelted by rocks that toss him out of the Earth's atmosphere, but Joseph's internal monologue shows he is scared and just lucky that he can trick Kars into thinking he had planned everything out from the start.
29th Mar '16 8:34:34 AM ObsidianFire
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*** The next part of L's operation also did this. There was no way to witness Kira physically, but L made extreme observation of his killing patterns and even formed a "personality profile" off of it. When he whittled this down to Light Yagami, he decided to meet Light in college. And how did he introduce himself? Telling Light that he was the detective hunting Kira, and [[MagnificentBastard knowing subconsciously]] that there was no way Light could do anything about it. He then matches Kira's characteristics - childishness, poor sportsmanship - with Light's regular behaviors. As the investigation winds down and lines have been drawn, L even delves into GenreSavvy by warning his investigation team that should he be killed within a certain timespan, they should follow his original assumption that Light IS Kira.

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*** The next part of L's operation also did this. There was no way to witness Kira physically, but L made extreme observation of his killing patterns and even formed a "personality profile" off of it. When he whittled this down to Light Yagami, he decided to meet Light in college. And how did he introduce himself? Telling Light that he was the detective hunting Kira, and [[MagnificentBastard knowing subconsciously]] that there was no way Light could do anything about it. He then matches Kira's characteristics - childishness, poor sportsmanship - with Light's regular behaviors. As the investigation winds down and lines have been drawn, L even delves into GenreSavvy by warning warns his investigation team that should he be killed within a certain timespan, they should follow his original assumption that Light IS Kira.



** Cell pulls an excellent one off against [[spoiler: Vegeta. Cell, in his semi-perfect form, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown was getting dominated by Vegeta]], who for the few episodes that the fight last for, [[ADayInTheLimelight had become the strongest character in the show]] due to becoming [[HourOfPower an Ascended Super Saiyan]]. Because he was made up of the cells of Vegeta and other pure blooded Saiyans such as Goku, Raditz and Nappa, [[GenreSavvy he knew that Vegeta's greatest weakness is his pride and that a Saiyan would be willing to go to great lengths for good battle because they love a challenge and love to fight]]. Semi-Perfect Cell then uses that weakness to manipulate Vegeta by telling him that if he had the chance to reach his perfect form he would become a worthy adversary, and he claims that Vegeta would be no match for him. Vegeta, [[BloodKnight who hungers for a challenge, any chance to prove that he is the best no matter what the risk and thrives for any good fight in general]], lets his ego get the best of him [[HonorBeforeReason and falls for Cell's trap]] by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero stepping back from battle, allowing Semi-Perfect Cell an open opportunity to absorb Android 18, so that he will become a worthy opponent and actively helped him by stopping Trunks from interfering so he could absorb Android 18]]. Cell eventually finds and absorbs Android 18 and achieves his perfect form and then proceeds to [[NighInvulnerability no sell]] [[TheWorfBarrage EVERY attack Vegeta throws at him]], [[CurbStompBattle kicks Vegeta’s ass senseless with little effort]] and [[LampshadeHanging rubs in Vegeta’s face how stupid he was to help him achieve his perfect form and become more powerful and how he should have killed him when he had the chance]]]].

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** Cell pulls an excellent one off against [[spoiler: Vegeta. Cell, in his semi-perfect form, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown was getting dominated by Vegeta]], who for the few episodes that the fight last for, [[ADayInTheLimelight had become the strongest character in the show]] due to becoming [[HourOfPower an Ascended Super Saiyan]]. Because he was made up of the cells of Vegeta and other pure blooded Saiyans such as Goku, Raditz and Nappa, [[GenreSavvy he knew that Vegeta's greatest weakness is his pride and that a Saiyan would be willing to go to great lengths for good battle because they love a challenge and love to fight]].fight. Semi-Perfect Cell then uses that weakness to manipulate Vegeta by telling him that if he had the chance to reach his perfect form he would become a worthy adversary, and he claims that Vegeta would be no match for him. Vegeta, [[BloodKnight who hungers for a challenge, any chance to prove that he is the best no matter what the risk and thrives for any good fight in general]], lets his ego get the best of him [[HonorBeforeReason and falls for Cell's trap]] by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero stepping back from battle, allowing Semi-Perfect Cell an open opportunity to absorb Android 18, so that he will become a worthy opponent and actively helped him by stopping Trunks from interfering so he could absorb Android 18]]. Cell eventually finds and absorbs Android 18 and achieves his perfect form and then proceeds to [[NighInvulnerability no sell]] [[TheWorfBarrage EVERY attack Vegeta throws at him]], [[CurbStompBattle kicks Vegeta’s ass senseless with little effort]] and [[LampshadeHanging rubs in Vegeta’s face how stupid he was to help him achieve his perfect form and become more powerful and how he should have killed him when he had the chance]]]].



* Keima Katsuragi of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' enacts these regularly, thanks in no small part to his ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dangerous]]) GenreSavvy, using his knowledge to capture runaway spirits, goddesses and subversive demons. [[spoiler:Later, he had Fiore out herself as Vintage's agent and recaptured her several chapters later after she gets away from Haqua and Nora.]]

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* Keima Katsuragi of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' enacts these regularly, thanks in no small part to his ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dangerous]]) GenreSavvy, intelligence, using his knowledge to capture runaway spirits, goddesses and subversive demons. [[spoiler:Later, he had Fiore out herself as Vintage's agent and recaptured her several chapters later after she gets away from Haqua and Nora.]]
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