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17th Aug '16 11:17:55 PM RAMChYLD
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* In VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV, particularly in ''Kinsglaive'', Niflheim's conquest of Insomnia invariably depended on a complex chain of events that ultimately leave the king and crystal unguarded, that could have gone wrong at any point. The fact that they have numerous moles in Insomnia and among the Glaives helped.
22nd Jul '16 11:41:13 AM treehugger0369
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', if you spare Undyne and haven't killed anyone, you can backtrack to her house in Waterfall to hang out with her. She initially balks at the idea of being friends with you, prompting Papyrus to chime in saying [[ReversePsycology he overestimated her and she apparently wasn't really up to the challenge of being friends with you.]] [[ChallengeSeeker Undyne]] immediately does a 180 and becomes determined to be "besties" with you.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', if you spare Undyne and haven't killed anyone, you can backtrack to her house in Waterfall to hang out with her. She initially balks at the idea of being friends with you, prompting Papyrus to chime in saying [[ReversePsycology [[ReversePsychology he overestimated her and she apparently wasn't really up to the challenge of being friends with you.]] [[ChallengeSeeker Undyne]] immediately does a 180 and becomes determined to be "besties" with you.
22nd Jul '16 11:39:33 AM treehugger0369
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', if you spare Undyne and haven't killed anyone, you can backtrack to her house in Waterfall to hang out with her. She initially balks at the idea of being friends with you, prompting Papyrus to chime in saying [[ReversePsycology he overestimated her and she apparently wasn't really up to the challenge of being friends with you.]] [[ChallengeSeeker Undyne]] immediately does a 180 and becomes determined to be "besties" with you.
18th Jul '16 6:19:15 PM ThatBitterTase
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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] Kanji [[WhatTheHellHero lets Naoto have it for coming up with such a dangerous plan]], while Yukiko (the first to figure out Naoto's plan), points out that if not for that, they likely wouldn't have realized that the culprit is still at large.

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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] Kanji The instant the Investigation Team figures this out, they come to the conclusion that Naoto is a complete idiot for trying it, although they later accept that it helped reveal the real culprit was at large. Still doesn't calm down Kanji, who [[WhatTheHellHero lets Naoto have it for coming up with such a dangerous plan]], while Yukiko (the first to figure out Naoto's plan), points it]], pointing out that if not for that, they likely wouldn't have realized that the culprit is still at large.hadn't actually gotten there, ''Naoto would die.''
14th Jul '16 4:21:52 PM IamTheCaligula
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* [[TheChessmaster Yukari Yakumo]] from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' pulls one off in ''Silent Sinner in Blue''. [[spoiler:First off, she relies on Eirin to relay info back to the moon. Then she relies on Remilia to be greedy and try to take over the moon, distracting one of the two princesses. Then she tries to go to the moon, distracting the other. All the while Yuyuko and Youmu go through a backdoor she created while everyone with power on the moon is distracted. She then plays on the Lunarian's trust of those who are "pure" to keep Yuyuko and Youmu safe (Yuyuko and Youmu are "pure"). During the entire time Yuyuko and Youmu are on the moon she acts like she lost. The end result? A 1000 year old bottle of sake stolen by Yuyuko from under the noses of the princesses.]] Yukari declares victory afterwards.
** Note that this is actually the FAILURE condition. [[spoiler: Besides Remilia not taking the bait, the distraction failing, etc...Yukari had no control over Yuyuko, who was originally supposed to steal something of great value...Sake doesn't QUITE qualify.]]

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* [[TheChessmaster Yukari Yakumo]] from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' pulls one off in ''Silent Sinner in Blue''. [[spoiler:First off, she relies on Eirin to relay info back to the moon. Then she relies on Remilia to be greedy and try to take over the moon, distracting one of the two Lunarian princesses. Then she tries to go to the moon, distracting the other.other princess. All the while Yuyuko and Youmu go through a backdoor she created while everyone with power on the moon is distracted. She then plays on the Lunarian's trust of those who are "pure" to keep Yuyuko and Youmu safe (Yuyuko and Youmu are "pure")."pure" due to being dead). During the entire time Yuyuko and Youmu are on the moon she acts like she lost. The end result? A 1000 year old bottle of sake stolen by Yuyuko from under the noses of the princesses.]] Yukari declares victory afterwards.
** Note that this is actually the FAILURE condition. [[spoiler: Besides Remilia not taking the bait, the distraction failing, etc...etc., Yukari had no control over Yuyuko, who was originally supposed to steal something of great value...value... Sake doesn't QUITE qualify.qualify, but Yukari appreciates Yuyuko having stolen a "treasure" that the Lunarians will be unable to get back anyway... and the fact that she emotionally scars Eirin for life by serving ''her'' the Lunarian sake, instilling the fear of the unknown in Eirin ultimately having been the point of Yukari's plan all along, completely remidies that minor setback.]]
10th Jun '16 8:13:16 PM Valiona
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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] When the Investigation Team find out about this, they let Naoto have it, pointing out that gambling your life on the assumption a third party will get to you in time, regardless of the rewards involved, is '''''really, really fucking stupid'''''.

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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] When the Investigation Team find out about this, they let Kanji [[WhatTheHellHero lets Naoto have it, pointing it for coming up with such a dangerous plan]], while Yukiko (the first to figure out Naoto's plan), points out that gambling your life on if not for that, they likely wouldn't have realized that the assumption a third party will get to you in time, regardless of the rewards involved, culprit is '''''really, really fucking stupid'''''.still at large.
2nd Apr '16 12:09:42 AM MonsterDog
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has one, where [[spoiler: Father uses Synth!Shaun to implant a memory into Kellogg, knowing that the Sole Survivor would be looking for a way into the Institute and would have revenge on the mind after coming out of the Vault.]]
5th Feb '16 4:03:15 AM jormis29
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Overlord}}'', the game turns out to be a BatmanGambit designed to allow the previous Overlord to easily return to his place in case he was "defeated", by taking over the body of the Wizard who helped slay him, manipulating one of the heroes who defeated him into becoming his temporary successor, and corrupting the other heroes so the new Overlord would be forced to eliminate them.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Overlord}}'', ''VideoGame/OverlordI'', the game turns out to be a BatmanGambit designed to allow the previous Overlord to easily return to his place in case he was "defeated", by taking over the body of the Wizard who helped slay him, manipulating one of the heroes who defeated him into becoming his temporary successor, and corrupting the other heroes so the new Overlord would be forced to eliminate them.
13th Dec '15 9:53:51 PM MitchellTF
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** Note that this is actually the FAILURE condition. [[spoiler: Besides Remilia not taking the bait, the distraction failing, etc...Yukari had no control over Yuyuko, who was originally supposed to steal something of great value...Sake doesn't QUITE qualify.]]
21st Nov '15 6:45:25 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': [[spoiler:Jeremiah already became an undead years ago, and only called upon Patrick so he could kill off his siblings and Keisinger so nothing could stand in his way for his double-cross]].

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* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': [[spoiler:Jeremiah already became an undead years ago, and only called upon Patrick so he could kill off his siblings and Keisinger so nothing could stand in his way for his double-cross]].double-cross. Said double-cross is followed by an IdiotBall and a ShaggyDogStory when it turns out that (A) Patrick CAN kill Jeremiah in one hit, which he does with glee, and (B) Jeremiah's ultimate goal, the power of the Celtic's Undead King, was a ''BarrierMaiden'' to an EldritchAbomination that threatens both living and undead]].
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