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21st Aug '16 3:35:15 PM Piromano80
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* lampshaded AND inverted in ''Series/The Wire'':
** in the first episode, McNulty makes a bet with Landsman revealing where he would least want to serve [[spoiler: on a boat]]
** later in the season, Freamon warns McNulty "When they ask you where you wanna go, and they are gonna ask you where you wanna go, do yourself a favor. Keep your mouth shut."
** guess where we see McNulty working at the start of season 2?

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* lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} AND inverted {{Inverted}} in ''Series/The Wire'':
''Series/TheWire'':
** in In the first episode, McNulty [=McNulty=] makes a bet with Landsman revealing where he would least want to serve [[spoiler: on a boat]]
** later Later in the season, Freamon warns McNulty [=McNulty=] "When they ask you where you wanna go, and they are gonna ask you where you wanna go, do yourself a favor. Keep your mouth shut."
** guess Guess where we see McNulty [=McNulty=] working at the start of season 2?
20th Aug '16 10:52:18 AM TheSinful
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-->'''Nelson''': (As [[spoiler:Lenard injects himsef]]) Please don't throw me into the briar patch.
15th Aug '16 11:43:28 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', the Dendarii mercenary fleet is having a bit of a power struggle, and an enemy delivers [[GuileHero Miles]] to them to worsen the situation. Miles recognizes the voice on the other end of the comm link, realizes that if he gets tossed in an escape pod he'll get picked up by a Captain who's personally loyal to him, and so begs his captors to not just throw him out there... and naturally enough, they do. Miles is back in charge of the fleet in a matter of hours.

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', ''Literature/TheVorGame'', the Dendarii mercenary fleet is having a bit of a power struggle, and an enemy delivers [[GuileHero Miles]] to them to worsen the situation. Miles recognizes the voice on the other end of the comm link, realizes that if he gets tossed in an escape pod he'll get picked up by a Captain who's personally loyal to him, and so begs his captors to not just throw him out there... and naturally enough, they do. Miles is back in charge of the fleet in a matter of hours.
15th Aug '16 4:30:03 PM Discar
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* Referenced [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9942 here]] (second comic from the bottom) in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': Referenced [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9942 here]] (second comic from [[http://narbonic.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2002/06/020607.jpg here]].
-->'''Artie:''' Do you mind staying on
the bottom) island?\\
'''Dave:''' It doesn't matter. I complained, and, as usual, Helen and Mell decided to do the opposite. If that's the way they want it, I'll just have to ''cope'' with living on a tropical island with two scantily-clad women.\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Artie:''' Sometimes I worry that you're much smarter than you let on.\\
'''Dave:''' No, Bre'er Narbon! Don't toss me
in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''.that thar briar patch!
3rd Aug '16 10:39:52 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** Subverted in the ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' radio parody of the Uncle Remus stories, which went something like this. Yes, with the hilarious accents.

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** * Subverted in the ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' radio parody of the Uncle Remus stories, which went something like this. Yes, with the hilarious accents.
22nd Jul '16 2:16:23 PM DrFraud
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A deliberate use of ReversePsychology in order to get a desired result. Alice begs and pleads Bob not to take a certain course of action -- do anything, anything at all, but ''that!'' Terror, fear, hysterics, every [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chomping]] trick is pulled out to make Bob think that this is the worst possible thing he could do to Alice. And thinking that, he does it.

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A deliberate use of ReversePsychology in order to get a desired result. Alice begs and pleads with Bob not to take a certain course of action -- do anything, anything at all, but ''that!'' Terror, fear, hysterics, every [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chomping]] trick is pulled out to make Bob think that this is the worst possible thing he could do to Alice. And thinking that, he does it.



* In ''Film/LetsGoToPrison'', [[spoiler:Nelson does this to Lenard when he finds the syringe of boat cleaner Nelson was gonna kill himself with.]]

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* In ''Film/LetsGoToPrison'', [[spoiler:Nelson does this to Lenard when he finds the syringe of boat cleaner Nelson was gonna going to kill himself with.]]


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* Nathan Ausubel's ''A Treasury of Jewish Folklore'' includes an anecdote about a thief who, on being captured and beaten, pleads for the townspeople to do anything other than throwing him over a certain fence. Once he's on the other side he laughs and runs away.
17th Jul '16 4:18:47 AM WillyFourEyes
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-->'''Boy B''': Well, actually... I'm afraid of giving you oral .

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-->'''Boy B''': Well, actually... I'm afraid of giving you oral .oral.



* In an episode of ''Anime/YokaiWatch'', Nate becomes inspirited by Noway, a yokai that forces its targets to say "no way" to any request in a condescending matter. He tries to get Tattletell and Blazion to confront it the normal way, but Noway inspirits and incapacitates them both. When it turns its magic against Whisper, Whisper refuses to help until Nate lies to him and tells him he doesn't need help. He uses this same tactic when Noway inspirits Jibanyan, and gets the upper hand by telling Jibanyan ''not'' to use his [[SpamAttack Paws of Fury]] on Noway.



* Similarly playable with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh's'' Trap Cards, which are usually meant to be used on the oppponent's turn. So any face-down card in the spell zone is a potential source of worry because you never know just when the opponent will flip and activate it. Even attempting to counter it may be the intent, as more advanced strategies employ reverse psychology to entice the opponent into a predictable action. You can pull off similar effects with certain Effect Monsters, particularly when they're Set face-down. Especially in early sets, an Effect Monster can have a Flip or "When attacked" effect that can make players think twice about targeting the hidden monster so as to reveal it.

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* Similarly playable with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh's'' Trap Cards, which are usually meant to be used on the oppponent's opponent's turn. So any face-down card in the spell zone is a potential source of worry because you never know just when the opponent will flip and activate it. Even attempting to counter it may be the intent, as more advanced strategies employ reverse psychology to entice the opponent into a predictable action. You can pull off similar effects with certain Effect Monsters, particularly when they're Set face-down. Especially in early sets, an Effect Monster can have a Flip or "When attacked" effect that can make players think twice about targeting the hidden monster so as to reveal it.



* At the climax of Robert Altman's ''Film/{{Popeye}},'' Bluto forces Popeye to eat spinach because he knows the sailor hates the way it tastes. Bluto should've known better than to take Poopdeck Pappy's word for it, as that was exactly what Pappy was coaxing him to do so Popeye would finally power up and beat him.

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* At the climax of Robert Altman's ''Film/{{Popeye}},'' Bluto forces Popeye to eat spinach because he knows the sailor hates the way it tastes. Bluto should've known better than to take Poopdeck Pappy's word for it, as that was exactly what Pappy was coaxing him to do so Popeye would finally power up {{power up|Food}} and beat him.



* In Film/WildWildWest, when Artemus is caught and about to be executed, he begs to be "shot in my heart, which has loved this country so much" because he is wearing his prototype for a bullet proof vest. Unfortunately, it doesn't work.

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* In Film/WildWildWest, ''Film/WildWildWest'', when Artemus is caught and about to be executed, he begs to be "shot in my heart, which has loved this country so much" because he is wearing his prototype for a bullet proof vest. Unfortunately, it doesn't work.
25th Jun '16 9:53:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of WildKratts, Zach Varmitech has shrunk the gang down with their own miniaturizer and has them stuck in a glass jar. Of course, the animal of the day is the gecko, and they have their creature suits and gecko disks; so Martin tries this on Zach by saying, (paraphrase): 'At least in this jar, we're safe from those creepy geckos. Man, they really creep me out! As long as Zach doesn't put one in the jar, I'll be good!' Unfortunately, Zach is an idiot when it comes to animals and has no idea what a gecko is, so Martin has to continue, while pretending he doesn't know Zach is listening: 'You know, those weird lizards that can climb on walls! Like the one on that wall, right over there!' Eventually, it works, and they can escape.

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* In an episode of WildKratts, ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'', Zach Varmitech has shrunk the gang down with their own miniaturizer and has them stuck in a glass jar. Of course, the animal of the day is the gecko, and they have their creature suits and gecko disks; so Martin tries this on Zach by saying, (paraphrase): 'At least in this jar, we're safe from those creepy geckos. Man, they really creep me out! As long as Zach doesn't put one in the jar, I'll be good!' Unfortunately, Zach is an idiot when it comes to animals and has no idea what a gecko is, so Martin has to continue, while pretending he doesn't know Zach is listening: 'You know, those weird lizards that can climb on walls! Like the one on that wall, right over there!' Eventually, it works, and they can escape.
25th Jun '16 9:51:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* A ''JimmyNeutron'' special where he begs the villains to do anything but make them eat the "deadly" powder he brought (it gives them super powers).

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* A ''JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' special where he begs the villains to do anything but make them eat the "deadly" powder he brought (it gives them super powers).



* Subverted in an episode of ''AngelaAnaconda''. Angela's rival Nanette ends up getting the job of casting people for a play based on Greek mythology, and Angela wants to be Hercules. Since she knows Nanette will cast her in a role she'll hate, Angela loudly complains about not wanting to play Hercules. Nanette, however, sees past the ruse, and casts her as Medusa.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''AngelaAnaconda''.''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda''. Angela's rival Nanette ends up getting the job of casting people for a play based on Greek mythology, and Angela wants to be Hercules. Since she knows Nanette will cast her in a role she'll hate, Angela loudly complains about not wanting to play Hercules. Nanette, however, sees past the ruse, and casts her as Medusa.
23rd Jun '16 8:21:30 PM Tarvok
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* In ''Webomic/ElfOnlyInn'', Duke, who has been annoying the rest of his chat room with ninja antics, informs Megan that he will not betray his Ninja clan, even if she "tied him down and forced him to call her his mistress". She smiles sardonically, and in the next panel has rope ready and says, "Business before pleasure, 'kay?" Duke agrees.
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