History BatmanGambit / Literature

8th Mar '17 3:19:48 PM Discar
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* Lift's plan in ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' hinges on this. Knowing that he's in town, she stages a very public event that's implausible enough to attract Nale's attention, making sure to show off a tell-tale sign of Radianthood to one specific person. She then hides near her bait's house and wait for Nale to come and interrogate them; and just like this, she found him and can now follow him.

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* Lift's plan in ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Lift's plan hinges on this. Knowing that he's Nale's in town, she stages a very public event that's implausible enough to attract Nale's his attention, making sure to show off a tell-tale sign of Radianthood to one specific person. She then hides near her bait's house and wait for Nale to come and interrogate them; and just like this, that, she found him and can now follow him.
26th Jan '17 9:41:22 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series, Hari Seldon basically sets up centuries worth of Batman Gambit in advance, using statistics. Somewhat subverted when it turns out that [[spoiler:he actually left behind a secret Second Foundation to keep history working precisely according to his plan]].
** And of course in ''Second Foundation'' the eponymous organization [[spoiler:pulls off one themselves when they trick the First Foundationers into believing the Second Foundation is on Terminus rather than Trantor]].
** And in the various prequels/sequels it's revealed that [[spoiler:the whole thing... including the 10,000 year old Galactic Empire itself... was a millennia-long Batman Gambit by Robot Daneel Olivaw designed to ensure that he could remain operative to protect humanity as a whole]].

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series, series:
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Hari Seldon basically sets up centuries worth of Batman Gambit in advance, using statistics. Somewhat subverted when it turns out that [[spoiler:he actually left behind a secret Second Foundation to keep history working precisely according to his plan]].
** And of course in ''Second Foundation'' In ''Literature/SecondFoundation'', the eponymous organization [[spoiler:pulls off one themselves when they trick the First Foundationers into believing the Second Foundation is on Terminus rather than Trantor]].
** And in In the various prequels/sequels it's revealed that [[spoiler:the whole thing... including the 10,000 year old Galactic Empire itself... was a millennia-long Batman Gambit by Robot Daneel Olivaw designed to ensure that he could remain operative to protect humanity as a whole]].
1st Jan '17 2:50:14 PM Kakai
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* Lift's plan in ''Literature/{{Edgedaner}}'' hinges on this. Knowing that he's in town, she stages a very public event that's implausible enough to attract Nale's attention, making sure to show off a tell-tale sign of Radianthood to one specific person. She then hides near her bait's house and wait for Nale to come and interrogate them; and just like this, she found him and can now follow him.

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* Lift's plan in ''Literature/{{Edgedaner}}'' ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' hinges on this. Knowing that he's in town, she stages a very public event that's implausible enough to attract Nale's attention, making sure to show off a tell-tale sign of Radianthood to one specific person. She then hides near her bait's house and wait for Nale to come and interrogate them; and just like this, she found him and can now follow him.
1st Jan '17 2:49:23 PM Kakai
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* Lift's plan in ''Literature/{{Edgedaner}}'' hinges on this. Knowing that he's in town, she stages a very public event that's implausible enough to attract Nale's attention, making sure to show off a tell-tale sign of Radianthood to one specific person. She then hides near her bait's house and wait for Nale to come and interrogate them; and just like this, she found him and can now follow him.
5th Nov '16 6:17:13 AM WillBGood
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* Creator/GKChesterton's Father Brown story "The Sins of Prince Saradine": Saradine has two enemies. One is the son of a man he killed, who lacks legal proof and thus is hunting Saradine to kill him personally. The other is the Prince's twin brother, who has proof of the murder and is using it for blackmail. He then gives everything he has to the blackmailer, and informs the other of his location. The avenger kills the blackmailer and willingly accepts execution.

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* Creator/GKChesterton's Father Brown story "The Sins of Prince Saradine": Saradine has two enemies. One is the son of a man he killed, who lacks legal proof and thus is hunting Saradine to kill him personally. The other is the Prince's twin brother, who has proof of the murder and is using it for blackmail. He then gives everything he has to the blackmailer, and informs the other of his location. The avenger kills the blackmailer and willingly accepts execution.execution thinking he's revenged himself on Saradine.
5th Nov '16 6:16:10 AM WillBGood
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* In LordOTheNightSky Crane does this alot, as befits a secret agent. Most notable when he plays up disbelieving Teds revelation on what the Smoking Mirror Cult is up too, in order to get a better and more convincing explanation for analysts to confirm it.

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* In LordOTheNightSky ''Literature/LordOfTheNightSky'' Crane does this alot, a lot, as befits a secret agent. Most notable when he plays up disbelieving Teds revelation on what the Smoking Mirror Cult is up too, in order to get a better and more convincing explanation for analysts to confirm it.
14th Sep '16 1:28:22 AM PaulA
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** Subverted at the end of ''Shadow Puppets'': the super-intelligent Bean correctly intuits that Achilles has him marked down for a Batman Gambit, and [[spoiler:asks himself what he (Bean) ''wouldn't'' be likely to do. The answer: ignore every negotiating ploy of Achilles's, walk up to him, and [[MundaneSolution pop a cap in him]] -- which he does.]]

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** Subverted at the end of ''Shadow Puppets'': ''Literature/ShadowPuppets'': the super-intelligent Bean correctly intuits that Achilles has him marked down for a Batman Gambit, and [[spoiler:asks himself what he (Bean) ''wouldn't'' be likely to do. The answer: ignore every negotiating ploy of Achilles's, walk up to him, and [[MundaneSolution pop a cap in him]] -- which he does.]]
12th Aug '16 6:36:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}:

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12th Aug '16 6:34:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Literature/HaloShadowOfIntent'', the Prelate wishes to kill his foe the Half-Jaw, but his light starship is no match for his opponent's enormous assault carrier. So the Prelate hatches a plan to even the odds step by step. First his starship attacks several peaceful colonies, so Half-Jaw will be enraged and come at him guns blazing. Next he lures the assault carrier to battle at a planet with an unstable star, with its magnetic storm wreaking havoc on the carrier's shields and weapons. Despite this, the Half-Jaw's ship still has the upper hand, [[spoiler:but the Prelate has just enough an opening to get his ship close so he and his soldiers can board the carrier and and try to hijack it for themselves. Unfortunately for the Prelate, the carrier's defenders successfully wipe out his entire force]].

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* ** In ''Literature/HaloShadowOfIntent'', the Prelate wishes to kill his foe the Half-Jaw, but his light starship is no match for his opponent's enormous assault carrier. So the Prelate hatches a plan to even the odds step by step. First his starship attacks several peaceful colonies, so Half-Jaw will be enraged and come at him guns blazing. Next he lures the assault carrier to battle at a planet with an unstable star, with its magnetic storm wreaking havoc on the carrier's shields and weapons. Despite this, the Half-Jaw's ship still has the upper hand, [[spoiler:but the Prelate has just enough an opening to get his ship close so he and his soldiers can board the carrier and and try to hijack it for themselves. Unfortunately for the Prelate, the carrier's defenders successfully wipe out his entire force]].
12th Aug '16 6:34:46 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}: Ghosts of Onyx'' has some insurgents deliberately letting ONI learn of their nuclear weapons stockpile so that they can set a trap. It almost works too, if not for [[spoiler: the insurgents not knowing about Kurt's near-prescience.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}: Ghosts of Onyx'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}:
** ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx''
has some insurgents deliberately letting ONI learn of their nuclear weapons stockpile so that they can set a trap. trap for the Spartans. It almost works too, if not for [[spoiler: the insurgents not knowing about Kurt's near-prescience.]]near-prescience]].
* In ''Literature/HaloShadowOfIntent'', the Prelate wishes to kill his foe the Half-Jaw, but his light starship is no match for his opponent's enormous assault carrier. So the Prelate hatches a plan to even the odds step by step. First his starship attacks several peaceful colonies, so Half-Jaw will be enraged and come at him guns blazing. Next he lures the assault carrier to battle at a planet with an unstable star, with its magnetic storm wreaking havoc on the carrier's shields and weapons. Despite this, the Half-Jaw's ship still has the upper hand, [[spoiler:but the Prelate has just enough an opening to get his ship close so he and his soldiers can board the carrier and and try to hijack it for themselves. Unfortunately for the Prelate, the carrier's defenders successfully wipe out his entire force]].



* In ''Literature/HaloShadowOfIntent'', the Prelate wishes to kill his foe the Half-Jaw, but his light starship is no match for his opponent's enormous assault carrier. So the Prelate hatches a plan to even the odds step by step. First his starship attacks several peaceful colonies, so Half-Jaw will be enraged and come at him guns blazing. Next he lures the assault carrier to battle at a planet with an unstable star, with its magnetic storm wreaking havoc on the carrier's shields and weapons. Despite this, the Half-Jaw's ship still has the upper hand, [[spoiler:but the Prelate has just enough an opening to get his ship close so he and his soldiers can board the carrier and hijack it for themselves.]]
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