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27th Feb '16 4:11:23 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Subverted earlier as well when presented with an unseen attacker: [[spoiler:Holmes plans out his usual routine and would probably have been correct but around three moves into his strategy the person he was protecting simply throws a knife at the attacker, breaking the script but sparing them the time it would take for Holmes to enact his strategy]].
14th Jan '16 5:24:39 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. Kirk baits Khan into following him into the Mutara Nebula by "laughing" at his "superior intellect." It's implied that Khan's perfectly aware that he's being blinded by his own hatred, and simply doesn't care anymore, so long as Kirk suffers.
* In ''Film/StarTrek'', [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] needs to get Kirk into the captain's chair, thus convinces Kirk to rile up Spock to prove that he's emotionally compromised following [[spoiler:Vulcan's destruction.]]
* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Carol attempts to get her father to spare the ''Enterprise'' by trying to use herself as a shield, hoping he wouldn't fire on her. Her father's response? Teleport her away and ''keep firing''.

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''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. Kirk baits Khan into following him into the Mutara Nebula by "laughing" at his "superior intellect." It's implied that Khan's perfectly aware that he's being blinded by his own hatred, and simply doesn't care anymore, so long as Kirk suffers.
* ** In ''Film/StarTrek'', [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] needs to get Kirk into the captain's chair, thus convinces Kirk to rile up Spock to prove that he's emotionally compromised following [[spoiler:Vulcan's destruction.]]
* ** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Carol attempts to get her father to spare the ''Enterprise'' by trying to use herself as a shield, hoping he wouldn't fire on her. Her father's response? Teleport her away and ''keep firing''.
13th Jan '16 2:05:44 PM Premonition45
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* Towards the end of ''Film/TradingPlaces'', [[spoiler:Winthorpe and Valentine give the Dukes a fake crop report, expecting that they'll use it to try to get an advantage on the commodities market. They plan their own investment scheme based on the real crop report and their predictions of how the Dukes will act on the fake one. By the end of the day, Winthorpe and Valentine have made a fortune and the Dukes are out $394 million.]]
12th Dec '15 11:51:41 AM Blazer
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* In ''Film/StarTrek'', [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] needs to get Kirk into the captain's chair, thus convinces Kirk to rile up Spock to prove that he's emotionally compromised following [[spoiler:Vulcan's destruction.]]



** The suicide bombing that Harrison orchestrates early on is a ploy to [[spoiler: get Starfleet's highest ranking officers to follow Federation protocol and hold an emergency meeting, whereupon he attacks the meeting room]].



* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' the suicide bombing that Harrison orchestrates early on is a ploy to [[spoiler: get Starfleet's highest ranking officers to follow Federation protocol and hold an emergency meeting, whereupon he attacks the meeting room]].
25th Nov '15 12:01:55 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'', [[spoiler:the only reason that Haymitch and Katniss go along with Coin's proposition for the Capitol Games is so Katniss has an actual political justification to kill her during Snow's execution. Coin's death would be justified by the insidious plot she had planned]].
12th Nov '15 1:51:17 AM SenseiLeRoof
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* Bartleby in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' pulls off a stupidly simple one at the end of the movie. He needs his wings removed to become human so he can enter the church and his have sins purged, but he's just killed his companion Loki, who would have done it had he not have a HeelRealization much earlier. Enter Jay, who got a hold of a sub-machine gun and is ready to shoot him. Bartleby just ducks down and spreads out his wings, counting on Jay to ''not aim''. Indeed, Jay just shoots Bartleby's wings and by the time Rufus and Serendipity stops him, it's too late: he's ran out of bullets and Bartleby's wingless.

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* Bartleby in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' pulls off a stupidly simple one at the end of the movie. He needs his wings removed to become human so he can enter the church and his have sins purged, but he's just killed his companion Loki, who would have done it had he not have a HeelRealization much earlier. Enter Jay, who got a hold of a sub-machine gun and is ready to shoot him. Bartleby just ducks down and spreads out his wings, counting on Jay to ''not aim''. Indeed, Jay just shoots Bartleby's wings and by the time Rufus and Serendipity stops stop him, it's too late: he's ran run out of bullets and Bartleby's wingless.



* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. [[spoiler: E.H. Harriman baits the Hole-in-the-Wall gang with another train, then sends the Posse From Hell after them.]]

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* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. [[spoiler: E.[[spoiler:E.H. Harriman baits the Hole-in-the-Wall gang with another train, then sends the Posse From Hell after them.]]
30th Sep '15 12:32:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* A minor one, at the beginning of ''Film/SkyHigh''. Will's parents defeat a giant robot terrorizing the city and the Commander takes a part of the robot (its eye) as a trophy. That robot eye is still functioning and being used by Royal Pain (who sent the robot to attack the city in the first place) to secretly spy on the heroes. Royal Pain knew he would do just this ("His ego's bigger than a giant robot") and the reporter says it's a habit but if he didn't then the plan falls flat, and that would derail the entire EvilPlan.

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* A minor one, at the beginning of ''Film/SkyHigh''.''Film/SkyHigh2005''. Will's parents defeat a giant robot terrorizing the city and the Commander takes a part of the robot (its eye) as a trophy. That robot eye is still functioning and being used by Royal Pain (who sent the robot to attack the city in the first place) to secretly spy on the heroes. Royal Pain knew he would do just this ("His ego's bigger than a giant robot") and the reporter says it's a habit but if he didn't then the plan falls flat, and that would derail the entire EvilPlan.



* TheManWhoNeverWas tells a fictionalized version of Operation Mincemeat from the RealLife section.
* The end of noir film ''The Racket'' has one that hinges on a criminal ''really'' not wanting to be thrown under the bus, a corrupt judge being suggestible and venal, and a crooked cop wanting to cover his back. Summed up by a surprised [[UnwittingPawn participant]] afterwards:

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* TheManWhoNeverWas ''Film/TheManWhoNeverWas'' tells a fictionalized version of Operation Mincemeat from the RealLife section.
* The end of noir film ''The Racket'' ''Film/TheRacket'' has one that hinges on a criminal ''really'' not wanting to be thrown under the bus, a corrupt judge being suggestible and venal, and a crooked cop wanting to cover his back. Summed up by a surprised [[UnwittingPawn participant]] afterwards:
17th Sep '15 4:57:35 AM DarkSoldier
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* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'': As described in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkMU1mKdwPI this Film Theory video]], the Oracle engineered the events of the entire series by claiming that Neo was the One while knowing that it was actually Agent Smith, banking on Smith becoming such a liability to the Matrix's stability that the machines would have to end the war to stop him. Had anyone figured out that Smith was the One, the machines would have assimilated him earlier, rebooted the Matrix, and had no reason not to wipe out the human rebellion.
11th Aug '15 9:19:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SmokinAces2AssassinsBall'': Weed put the hit out on ''himself''. He's actually a terrorist mastermind who used his mid level desk job to plot attacks and murders abroad, and used a number of lethal assassins to do it. The entire film is a ploy to get the assassins killed and fake his death to cover his own tracks.
30th Jul '15 3:15:01 PM Allronix
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** Yoda and Obi-Wan were arguably pulling one of their own as a counterbalance. With the Sith still running on the Rule of Two, there was going to be no more than two Sith at any given time. So they take the twins - put one with adoptive foster parents who would change her name, give her all the military, diplomatic, and political protocol training as well as the rigid duty and emotional control indoctrination (everything but the Force and lightsaber training). The other, dump him with Anakin's stepbrother on Anakin's home planet, don't bother changing his name, and basically leave him as a naive, untrained kid with massive Force potential. If Anakin made a grab for his boy (because Anakin is very protective of what's his), Palpatine would probably challenge it, which would lead to a lethal fight. If Anakin ''didn't'' find out and was just too put off by Tatooine to search there, they could just train the boy as a {{Tykebomb}} and send him at the Sith for the same result. Either way, they'd be down one Sith with the other weakened and easier to finish off...while still keeping the ''real'' money on the carefully-hidden Leia.

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** Yoda and Obi-Wan were arguably pulling one of their own as a counterbalance. With the Sith still running on the Rule of Two, there was going to be no more than two Sith at any given time. So they take the twins - put one with adoptive foster parents who would change her name, give her all the military, diplomatic, and political protocol training as well as the rigid duty and emotional control indoctrination (everything but the Force and lightsaber training). The other, dump him with Anakin's stepbrother on Anakin's home planet, don't bother changing his name, and basically leave him as a naive, untrained kid with massive Force potential. If Anakin made a grab for his boy (because Anakin is very protective of what's his), boy, Palpatine would probably challenge it, which would lead to a lethal fight. confrontation. If Palpatine made a grab for the boy, it would ''still'' lead to a lethal confrontation (because Anakin is very protective of what's ''his''). If Anakin ''didn't'' find out and was just too put off by Tatooine to search there, they could just train the boy as a {{Tykebomb}} and send him at the Sith for the same "divide and conquer" result. Either way, they'd be down one Sith with the other weakened and easier to finish off...while still keeping the ''real'' money on the carefully-hidden Leia.
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