History BatmanGambit / VideoGames

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]].
14th Nov '15 7:51:57 AM Anodyne
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** In the Thief II fan mission "All Torc" and its sequel "Stones and Glass Houses", the Keepers use a BatmanGambit to ensure that repercussions from one of Garrett's thefts in ''VideoGame/ThiefTheDarkProject'' are resolved.
27th Sep '15 5:41:51 PM billybobfred
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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 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, killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: she 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'''''.
30th Jul '15 7:44:59 PM nombretomado
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* The entirety of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 2'' is one giant gambit courtesy of [[spoiler:Shepherd]]. [[spoiler:No, it's sure as hell not for a heroic cause.]]

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* The entirety of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 2'' VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' is one giant gambit courtesy of [[spoiler:Shepherd]]. [[spoiler:No, it's sure as hell not for a heroic cause.]]
30th Jul '15 2:57:45 PM Allronix
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* In ''StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', one can pull this off against the two Sith masters of the sith enclave on Korriban.[[spoiler: When [[TheDragon Yathura]] comes to [[PlayerCharacter Revan]] to help her betray [[BaldOfEvil Uthar]], you can agree to help her poison him. Revan can then turn around to Uthar, and tell him of Yuthara's plan. He will give Revan a device to help poison her. But then, the player can turn around and poison BOTH of them. Soon after finding the [[TheBigBoard Star Map]] both Yuthara and Uthar stand there. After explaining some Sith lore, they suddenly open that they are now going to kill the other with Revan's help. It is then up to the player to decide who he wants to help, or he can even turn on both of them at once. Turning on bot actually gives the player the ability to deliver an awesome TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, detailing how you used both's ignorance and arrogance on each other to weaken both of them so they'd be easier to kill, and it was all because they had not properly plotted their own plan.]]

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* In ''StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', one can pull this off against the two Sith masters of the sith Sith enclave on Korriban.[[spoiler: When [[TheDragon Yathura]] Yuthura]] comes to [[PlayerCharacter Revan]] to help her betray [[BaldOfEvil Uthar]], you can agree to help her poison him. Revan can then turn around to Uthar, and tell him of Yuthara's plan. He will give Revan a device to help poison her. But then, the player can turn around and poison BOTH of them. Soon after finding the [[TheBigBoard Star Map]] both Yuthara and Uthar stand there. After explaining some Sith lore, they suddenly open that they are now going to kill the other with Revan's help. It is then up to the player to decide who he wants to help, or he can even turn on both of them at once. Turning on bot both actually gives the player the ability to deliver an awesome TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, detailing how you used both's ignorance and arrogance on each other to weaken both of them so they'd be easier to kill, and it was all because they had not properly plotted their own plan.]]]]
** KnightsOftheOldRepublicII not only says this this was Revan's stock-in-trade, but shows you where Revan learned it by saddling you with Revan's former master, Kreia. Kreia openly pulls these on both Atton and [[spoiler: Canderous]] to get them to join the party, and it's arguable she is pulling one on the PlayerCharacter as well, so that ''all'' of her enemies [[spoiler: even the Force itself]] are left in defeat.
12th Jun '15 5:02:17 PM Gemini0104
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