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8th Nov '17 11:10:05 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''ComicBook/TheHerderWitch'': Morie the witch is suspicious of star seers (stars that resemble people), but decides to trust them after they tell her about a kidnapped father she could rescue. It's only after she's completed that job that she discovers that they told her about it so they could lure her out into an open field for capture.
10th Sep '17 8:31:17 PM Doug86
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* The founding of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} was likely the most elaborate example of this Trope in Marvel. With most citizens at the brink of the DespairEventHorizon after Onslaught seemingly kills ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheFantasticFour, Baron Zemo comes up with a ''brilliant'' EvilPlan, which is to gather the former members of the Masters of Evil and use new identities, posing as heroes to gain the public's trust until they could strike by complete surprise. And it worked ''brilliantly''. Nobody, not the government, the media, nor the remaining heroes like ComicBook/((Spider Man}} ever suspected a thing. The plan may well have succeeded, had not half the original team not discovered that [[BecomingTheMask being respected and admired had more benefits to being hated and feared.]]

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* The founding of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} was likely the most elaborate example of this Trope in Marvel. With most citizens at the brink of the DespairEventHorizon after Onslaught seemingly kills ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheFantasticFour, the ComicBook/FantasticFour, Baron Zemo comes up with a ''brilliant'' EvilPlan, which is to gather the former members of the Masters of Evil and use new identities, posing as heroes to gain the public's trust until they could strike by complete surprise. And it worked ''brilliantly''. Nobody, not the government, the media, nor the remaining heroes like ComicBook/((Spider Man}} ever suspected a thing. The plan may well have succeeded, had not half the original team not discovered that [[BecomingTheMask being respected and admired had more benefits to being hated and feared.]]
12th Aug '17 12:06:07 PM Doug86
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*** ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' tries to use Supergirl's rage against her by taunting her into not holding back. As such, Dr. Veritas teleports them out of the Block to prevent their fight from damaging it. Once outside, Lobo calls his ship and flies to Supergirl's old apartment in New York, hoping to calm her down. He then tries to be friendly to her offering to mentor her so she can learn to control her rage. Big mistake. Supergirl has had it with people trying to manipulate her and gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.

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*** ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}'' tries to use Supergirl's rage against her by taunting her into not holding back. As such, Dr. Veritas teleports them out of the Block to prevent their fight from damaging it. Once outside, Lobo calls his ship and flies to Supergirl's old apartment in New York, hoping to calm her down. He then tries to be friendly to her offering to mentor her so she can learn to control her rage. Big mistake. Supergirl has had it with people trying to manipulate her and gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
6th Aug '17 6:53:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Absorbing Man isn't exactly a genius, but he's good at using his powers, and always tries to absorb the properties of Thor's hammer or Cap's shield if either hero is present. In one story, Thor anticipated this and fooled him into thinking a papier-mâché duplicate of his hammer was the real thing. having absorbed the properties of papier-mâché, the villain was defeated easily.
8th Jul '17 9:40:58 AM infernape612
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7th Jun '17 5:38:53 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s specialty regarding Batman Gambits is using them to OutGambit villains' Batman Gambits:


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** In another story, Mr. Mxyzptlk (well, a relative of his) commands everyone in the 40th century to believe Supergirl is a criminal. Supergirl is captured with Kryptonite, tried, and sentenced to have the word "OUTLAW" branded on her forehead. Afterwards Kara is marginalized, insulted and bullied until she cracks and decides that "[She's]] been branded an outlaw, so [she'll] be one!" just like Mxy had planned. Or rather, planned, but failed. Supergirl's act of rage was an act to fool him into revealing himself which he did.
10th Apr '17 3:27:42 PM jormis29
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** In ''Curse of the Mutants'', Xarus's vampire army manages to turn Wolverine. Xarus then puts Logan in the lead of his attack on Utopia, as a psychological gambit to demoralise the mutants. Then, just when Xarus thinks he can't lose, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} reveals the vampirism only worked because Dr Nemesis shut off Wolvie's HealingFactor, and turns it back on. Now Wolverine's back, very unhappy, knows where Xarus is based, and the vamps ''really'' aren't expecting him to turn on them.

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** In ''Curse of the Mutants'', ''ComicBook/CurseOfTheMutants'', Xarus's vampire army manages to turn Wolverine. Xarus then puts Logan in the lead of his attack on Utopia, as a psychological gambit to demoralise the mutants. Then, just when Xarus thinks he can't lose, Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} reveals the vampirism only worked because Dr Nemesis shut off Wolvie's HealingFactor, and turns it back on. Now Wolverine's back, very unhappy, knows where Xarus is based, and the vamps ''really'' aren't expecting him to turn on them.
11th Jan '17 11:18:59 AM MichaelKatsuro
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** The Mickey Mouse story "Ticket to Bong" has an entire African tribe pull this on Black Pete. Pete is expecting to receive a priceless inheritance from his uncle, and is pretending that he's [[HeelFaceTurn abandoned the life of crime]] in order to [[OnOneCondition live up to the conditions of the will]]. Unbeknownst to Pete, his inheritance is an African diamond mine that the tribe was once cheated out of, and they concoct a scheme to get it back. They organize a quiz contest with the questions are specifically rigged so that only two people -- Black Pete and Mickey Mouse -- could possibly answer them all. The prize for both is an overseas trip to the tribe's village. In the end, the pressure of trying to act honest, having to endure Mickey's presence, and the temptation of the nearby diamond mine ripe for the robbing, all eventually drive Pete to drop his act and commit outright burglary -- thus losing all rights to the mine, exactly according to the tribesmen's plan.

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** The Mickey Mouse story "Ticket to Bong" has an entire African tribe pull this on Black Pete. Pete is expecting to receive a priceless inheritance from his uncle, and is pretending that he's [[HeelFaceTurn abandoned the life of crime]] in order to [[OnOneCondition live up to the conditions of the will]]. Unbeknownst to Pete, his inheritance is an African diamond mine that the tribe was once cheated out of, and they concoct a scheme to get it back. They organize a quiz contest with the questions are specifically rigged so that only two people -- Black Pete and Mickey Mouse -- could possibly answer them all. The prize for both is an overseas trip to the tribe's village. In the end, the pressure of trying to act honest, having to endure Mickey's presence, and the temptation of the nearby diamond mine ripe for the robbing, all eventually drive Pete to drop his act and commit outright burglary -- thus losing all rights to the mine, exactly according to the tribesmen's plan.
10th Jan '17 4:35:48 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The founding of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} was likely the most elaborate example of this Trope in Marvel. With most citizens at the brink of the DespairEventHorizon after Onslaught seemingly kills ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheFantasticFour, Baron Zemo comes up with a ''brilliant'' EvilPlan, which is to gather the former members of the Masters of Evil and use new identities, posing as heroes to gain the public's trust until they could strike by complete surprise. And it worked ''brilliantly''. Nobody, not the government, the media, nor the remaining heroes like ComicBook/((Spider Man}} ever suspected a thing. The plan may well have succeeded, had not half the original team not discovered that [[BecomingTheMask being respected and admired had more benefits to being hated and feared.]]
13th Dec '16 5:49:15 AM Tron80
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** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': A group of pirates raid a freighter to distract the Coast Guard. Meanwhile, the main body of their band captures a Government facility.
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