History BatmanGambit / WesternAnimation

1st May '18 9:13:12 AM Ccook1956
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* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle are tasked with bringing a notorious outlaw, Zero, to justice for cluttering up walls and structures with painted zeroes. To do this, Rocky draws out a tic-tac-toe board strategically places X's and O's on it. He anticipates Zero showing up to finish the board in a diagonal win with an "O", which he does.

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* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle are tasked with bringing a notorious outlaw, Zero, to justice for cluttering up walls and structures with painted zeroes. To do this, Rocky draws out a tic-tac-toe board then strategically places X's and O's on it. He anticipates Zero showing up to finish the board in a diagonal win with an "O", which he does.
1st May '18 9:12:15 AM Ccook1956
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* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle are tasked with bringing a notorious outlaw, Zero, to justice for cluttering up walls and structures with painted zeroes. To do this, Rocky draws out a tic-tac-toe board strategically places X's and O's on it. He anticipates Zero showing up to finish the board in a diagonal win with an "O", which he does.
27th Apr '18 7:06:33 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode "Texas," [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[BerserkButton mock Texas]] in front of Sandy so she can chase them and lure her to a party they're throwing for her. It [[GoneHorriblyRight works too well]]; they end up driving Sandy to an UnstoppableRage, forcing them to run for their lives.
7th Feb '18 9:43:51 AM HeroGal2347
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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] pulls a good one in a ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode. After the Beagle Boys manage to swipe Scrooge's Number One Dime for Magica [=DeSpell=], Scrooge and his three nephews manage to follow them to her island, where Magica's spell -- where she intends to sacrifice the dime -- is in the eleventh hour, and it leads to Scrooge's DarkestHour. A ShapeshifterShowdown ended with one of the Beagles turned into a dragon, and the heroes trashed. Finally, Scrooge appears to surrender, takes what he claims is his ''actual'' #1 from his hat, and offers it for his nephews being spared. He claims the one Magica has is a decoy. ("Ya didn't really think ah'd leave mah #1 out in the open didja? Offhand, ah wouldn't give ya a ''nickel'' for that dime.") Magica is convinced, and agrees, but Scrooge is bluffing, as he tells his nephews on the plane -- he manages to get his actual #1 back, rescue his nephews, and all it costs him is one ''ordinary'' dime. ("Ah didn't become the richest duck in the world for bein' stupid," he says.)

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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] pulls a good one in a ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode. After the Beagle Boys manage to swipe Scrooge's Number One Dime for Magica [=DeSpell=], Scrooge and his three nephews manage to follow them to her island, where Magica's spell -- where she intends to sacrifice the dime -- is in the eleventh hour, and it leads to Scrooge's DarkestHour. A ShapeshifterShowdown ended with one of the Beagles turned into a dragon, and the heroes trashed. Finally, Scrooge appears to surrender, takes what he claims is his ''actual'' #1 from his hat, and offers it for his nephews being spared. He claims the one Magica has is a decoy. ("Ya didn't really think ah'd leave mah #1 out in the open didja? Offhand, ah wouldn't give ya a ''nickel'' for that dime.") Magica is convinced, and agrees, but Scrooge is bluffing, as he tells his nephews on the plane -- he manages to get his actual #1 back, rescue his nephews, and all it costs him is one ''ordinary'' dime. ("Ah ("[[GoodIsNotDumb Ah didn't become the richest duck in the world for bein' stupid," stupid]]," he says.)
31st Oct '17 6:58:37 AM Eddy1215
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** In the episode "Let's Play House", Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. cat are PlayingHouse, with Kaeloo as the mother, Mr. Cat as the father, and the other two as the kids. Mr. Cat, however, just wants to watch sports on TV instead of playing. [[spoiler: First, when Kaeloo annoys the "kids" so much that they decide to run away from home, he does nothing about it and makes them even more annoyed so they leave. Then, after they leave, he says [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar he wants to have sex with Kaeloo]], who gets creeped out and leaves. As soon as all this is over, he turns the TV on to watch some sports. However, his plan fails since by the time he gets rid of them, his game is over.]]
** In Episode 134, there are two consecutive Batman Gambits. Stumpy gets clones of himself and the clones annoy everyone, Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat make a plan to get rid of the clones. They claim that a package came in the mail for the real Stumpy, and only the real Stumpy can get it. All the Stumpys start fighting over who gegs it. The original Stumpy opens a PortalDoor to another dimension and lies that Ursula is on the other side. The clones run through and then Stumpy shuts the door, trapping them there forever.

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** In the episode "Let's Play House", Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. cat Cat are PlayingHouse, with Kaeloo as the mother, Mr. Cat as the father, and the other two as the kids. Mr. Cat, however, just wants to watch sports on TV instead of playing. [[spoiler: First, when Kaeloo annoys the "kids" so much that they decide to run away from home, he does nothing about it and makes them even more annoyed so they leave. Then, after they leave, he says [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar he wants to have sex with Kaeloo]], who gets creeped out and leaves. As soon as all this is over, he turns the TV on to watch some sports. However, his plan fails since by the time he gets rid of them, his game is over.]]
** In Episode 134, there are two consecutive Batman Gambits. Stumpy gets clones of himself and the clones annoy everyone, Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat make a plan to get rid of the clones. They claim that a package came in the mail for the real Stumpy, and only the real Stumpy can get it. All the Stumpys Stumpy start fighting over who gegs gets it. The original Stumpy opens a PortalDoor to another dimension and lies that Ursula is on the other side. The clones run through and then Stumpy shuts the door, trapping them there forever.



** Parodied in ''MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural'', in which Princess Celestia's letter to Twilight includes the post-script "This [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally isn't]] a thinly-veiled Batman Gambit meant to prevent the impending Pony Apocalypse. For serious."

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** Parodied in ''MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural'', ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural'', in which Princess Celestia's letter to Twilight includes the post-script "This [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally isn't]] a thinly-veiled Batman Gambit meant to prevent the impending Pony Apocalypse. For serious."
31st Oct '17 2:03:36 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play House", Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. cat are PlayingHouse, with Kaeloo as the mother, Mr. Cat as the father, and the other two as the kids. Mr. Cat, however, just wants to watch sports on TV instead of playing. [[spoiler: First, when annoys the "kids" so much that they decide to run away from home, he does nothing about it and makes them even more annoyed so they leave. Then, after they leave, he says [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar he wants to have sex with Kaeloo]], who gets creeped out and leaves. As soon as all this is over, he turns the TV on to watch some sports. However, his plan fails since by the time he gets rid of them, his game is over.]]

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In the episode "Let's Play House", Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. cat are PlayingHouse, with Kaeloo as the mother, Mr. Cat as the father, and the other two as the kids. Mr. Cat, however, just wants to watch sports on TV instead of playing. [[spoiler: First, when Kaeloo annoys the "kids" so much that they decide to run away from home, he does nothing about it and makes them even more annoyed so they leave. Then, after they leave, he says [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar he wants to have sex with Kaeloo]], who gets creeped out and leaves. As soon as all this is over, he turns the TV on to watch some sports. However, his plan fails since by the time he gets rid of them, his game is over.]]]]
** In Episode 134, there are two consecutive Batman Gambits. Stumpy gets clones of himself and the clones annoy everyone, Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat make a plan to get rid of the clones. They claim that a package came in the mail for the real Stumpy, and only the real Stumpy can get it. All the Stumpys start fighting over who gegs it. The original Stumpy opens a PortalDoor to another dimension and lies that Ursula is on the other side. The clones run through and then Stumpy shuts the door, trapping them there forever.
12th Oct '17 11:19:16 AM babyhenchy1
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* In the season two finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] and her two minions dress up as Kyoshi warriors in order to infiltrate Ba Sing Se and get in with the Earth King in order to get information about the current state of affairs in the city. She then realizes what a perfect position this puts her in and has her minions pretend to let slip that they are Fire Nation in front of the Dai Li in order to get them to capture her and bring her before Long Feng (their recently imprisoned leader) so he can blackmail her into helping the Dai Li organise a coup against the Earth King, [[ObfuscatingStupidity all while making him think that she's just a somewhat intelligent Fire Nation princess in way over her head]]. While organising the Dai Li, she uses her charisma and intimidation to leave them in awe and fear of her. When Long Feng ([[TheStarscream inevitably]]) tries to betray her and finds the Dai Li won't go through with it, she points out that they are intimidated enough of her that they'll just stand back and see what happens, before giving a HannibalLecture to Long Feng which gets him to submit to her. To top it all off, [[TheCorrupter she gets Zuko to help her take on Aang and Katara, by dangling the first actual, tangible opportunity to fulfill his mission and restore his honour]], and uses this and her savviness to actually [[HeroKiller kill Aang]] (he got better). Thus, with the help of only two warriors (who [[BadassNormal aren't Benders]]) and [[TheChessmaster her own wits]], [[MagnificentBastard she manages to achieve in a matter of days what whole armies couldn't in a whole century.]]

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* In the season two finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] and her two minions dress up as Kyoshi warriors in order to infiltrate Ba Sing Se and get in with the Earth King in order to get information about the current state of affairs in the city. She then realizes what a perfect position this puts her in and has her minions pretend to let slip that they are Fire Nation in front of the Dai Li in order to get them to capture her and bring her before Long Feng (their recently imprisoned leader) so he can blackmail her into helping the Dai Li organise a coup against the Earth King, [[ObfuscatingStupidity all while making him think that she's just a somewhat intelligent Fire Nation princess in way over her head]]. While organising the Dai Li, she uses her charisma and intimidation to leave them in awe and fear of her. When Long Feng ([[TheStarscream inevitably]]) tries to betray her and finds the Dai Li won't go through with it, she points out that they are intimidated enough of her that they'll just stand back and see what happens, before giving a HannibalLecture to Long Feng which gets him to submit to her. To top it all off, [[TheCorrupter she gets Zuko to help her take on Aang and Katara, by dangling the first actual, tangible opportunity to fulfill his mission and restore his honour]], and uses this and her savviness to actually [[HeroKiller kill Aang]] (he got better). Thus, with the help of only two warriors (who [[BadassNormal aren't Benders]]) and [[TheChessmaster her own wits]], [[MagnificentBastard she this 14-year old girl manages to achieve in a matter of days what whole armies couldn't in a whole century.]]
4th Oct '17 8:18:31 AM Eddy1215
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* Ren does this to Stimpy in ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' short "Space Madness". Driven mad by the titular infliction, Ren (as Commander Hoek) forces Stimpy (as Cadet Stimpy) to watch over "the History Eraser Button". Despite being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, he drives Stimpy mad with curiosity and he pushes the button.

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* Ren does this to Stimpy in ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' short "Space Madness". Driven mad by the titular infliction, Ren (as Commander Hoek) forces Stimpy (as Cadet Stimpy) to watch over "the History Eraser Button". Despite being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, he drives [[SchmuckBait Stimpy goes mad with curiosity and he pushes the button.button]].
26th Sep '17 3:01:59 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In "The Puppets", Darwin's obsession with his childhood puppets Howdy and Frank causes him to get trapped in a fantasy world. Gumball travels there to rescue Darwin with the help of a third puppet named Grady. Unfortunately, Grady betrays Gumball and reveals his plan was to exploit Gumball and Darwin's brotherly bond so Howdy, Frank, and Grady could capture them both and force the boys to play with them forever.
30th Jul '17 2:08:03 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** Also in ''Justice League'', Batman himself pulled one off in "A Better World". When the EvilTwin MirrorUniverse counterparts of the Justice League, the Justice Lords, take them captive, Lord!Batman explicitly tells League!Batman that he's already thought of everything he could do to try to escpe and League!Batman tells Flash in the next cell over that he's not even going to try because of that. In the next scene, Flash fakes a heart attack to Lord!Batman into his cell and then turns the tables on him since ''someone'' had to get them out if Batman wasn't going to. Naturally, that was Batman's plan in the first place.

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** Also in ''Justice League'', Batman himself pulled one off in "A Better World". When the EvilTwin MirrorUniverse counterparts of the Justice League, the Justice Lords, take them captive, Lord!Batman explicitly tells League!Batman that he's already thought of everything he could do to try to escpe and League!Batman tells Flash in the next cell over that he's not even going to try because of that. In the next scene, Flash fakes a heart attack get to Lord!Batman into his cell and then turns the tables on him since ''someone'' had to get them out if Batman wasn't going to. Naturally, that was Batman's plan in the first place.
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