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11th Jun '17 8:09:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Seen in ''{{Spacetrawler}}'' when Yuri's being "tortured" by some bounty hunters [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/07/20/spacetrawler-60/ here]] and [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/08/01/spacetrawler-63/ here]], before [[spoiler:being [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/08/03/spacetrawler-64/ here]]]].

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* Seen in ''{{Spacetrawler}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'' when Yuri's being "tortured" by some bounty hunters [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/07/20/spacetrawler-60/ here]] and [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/08/01/spacetrawler-63/ here]], before [[spoiler:being [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/08/03/spacetrawler-64/ here]]]].
27th May '17 10:04:15 AM MikeW
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* Lampshaded on ''Series/Airwolf.'' A renegade military officer sets a huge trap for Hawke and Airwolf with Hawke taunting the guy before ducking into a canyon. The officer orders a massive strike against it that nearly kills civilians in the area. It's enough for another officer to recognize the man has gone over the edge and has him arrested. At which point, Airwolf comes out of hiding with Hawke openly mocking the officer with "please don't throw me into that briar patch."

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* Lampshaded on ''Series/Airwolf.''Series/{{Airwolf}}.'' A renegade military officer sets a huge trap for Hawke and Airwolf with Hawke taunting the guy before ducking into a canyon. The officer orders a massive strike against it that nearly kills civilians in the area. It's enough for another officer to recognize the man has gone over the edge and has him arrested. At which point, Airwolf comes out of hiding with Hawke openly mocking the officer with "please don't throw me into that briar patch."
27th May '17 10:03:45 AM MikeW
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* Lampshaded on ''Series/Airwolf.'' A renegade military officer sets a huge trap for Hawke and Airwolf with Hawke taunting the guy before ducking into a canyon. The officer orders a massive strike against it that nearly kills civilians in the area. It's enough for another officer to recognize the man has gone over the edge and has him arrested. At which point, Airwolf comes out of hiding with Hawke openly mocking the officer with "please don't throw me into that briar patch."
2nd May '17 7:57:31 PM Celcey
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2nd May '17 5:05:57 PM dmcreif
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* {{Lampshaded}} AND {{Inverted}} in ''Series/TheWire'':
** 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}} AND {{Inverted}} in ''Series/TheWire'':
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''Series/TheWire'': In the first episode, [=McNulty=] makes a bet with Landsman revealing where he would least want to serve serve: [[spoiler: on a boat]]
** Later
boat]]. Then later in the season, Freamon Lester 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 where we see [=McNulty=] working at the start of season 2?


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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': After Hector Salamanca's drug operation is shut down due to Gus Fring's machinations, Hector and his goons pay a visit to Los Pollos Hermanos and hold the employees hostage until Gus arrives. Hector, planted in Gus's office, tries to intimidate Gus into trafficking Hector's drugs from now on. But Gus is the reason why Hector's supply line is shut down, so he pretends to be intimidated, to let Hector think that he has all the power.
17th Apr '17 8:38:02 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': [=GLaDOS=] the AI [[spoiler:drops its Morality Core and constantly encourages the player's character to leave "that Aperture-Science-Thing-We-Don't-Know-What-It-Does" alone, expecting that the character's distrust towards it will cause her to destroy it.]] [=GLaDOS=] even [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] by saying, "Do you think I'm trying to trick you with reverse psychology? I mean, ''seriously'' now..."), but StupidityIsTheOnlyOption to continue.
** Used again in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', [[spoiler:in the FinalBoss fight. You are presented with the opportunity to press a button that the boss in question apparently very much does not want you to. Except that when you try to press it, it turns out to have been booby trapped with a difficult to detect trap. Unfortunately, your options were press the button or die when the end boss' own stupidity causes his entire lair to explode and kill everyone within, including you]].
---> [[spoiler:'''Wheatley:''' PART FIVE: BOOBY-TRAP THE STALEMATE BUTTON!]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', [=GLaDOS=] the AI [[spoiler:drops its Morality Core and constantly encourages the player's character to leave "that Aperture-Science-Thing-We-Don't-Know-What-It-Does" alone, expecting that the character's distrust towards it will cause her to destroy it.]] [=GLaDOS=] even [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] by saying, "Do you think I'm trying to trick you with reverse psychology? I mean, ''seriously'' now..."), but StupidityIsTheOnlyOption to continue.
** Used again in * In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', [[spoiler:in the FinalBoss fight. You are presented with the opportunity to press a button that the boss in question apparently very much does not want you to. Except that when you try to press it, it turns out to have been booby trapped with a difficult to detect trap. Unfortunately, your options were press the button or die when the end boss' own stupidity causes his entire lair to explode and kill everyone within, including you]].
---> [[spoiler:'''Wheatley:''' PART FIVE: BOOBY-TRAP THE STALEMATE BUTTON!]]
you]].
7th Apr '17 12:54:07 AM Baeraad555
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* * In one episode of ''Series/IZombie'', minor villain Don E begs a thug sent to kill him to do it quickly with a clean headshot, claiming that he can't stand pain, while at the same time insulting the thug and getting him angry. Sure enough, the thug shoots him in the gut instead. Since Don E is a zombie, the wound isn't even particularly painful to him, let alone fatal - whereas a headshot is the one thing that ''would'' have killed him.

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* * In one episode of ''Series/IZombie'', minor villain Don E begs a thug sent to kill him to do it quickly with a clean headshot, claiming that he can't stand pain, while at the same time insulting the thug and getting him angry. Sure enough, the thug shoots him in the gut instead. Since Don E is a zombie, the wound isn't even particularly painful to him, let alone fatal - whereas a headshot is the one thing that ''would'' have killed him.
7th Apr '17 12:53:32 AM Baeraad555
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* * In one episode of ''Series/IZombie'', minor villain Don E begs a thug sent to kill him to do it quickly with a clean headshot, claiming that he can't stand pain, while at the same time insulting the thug and getting him angry. Sure enough, the thug shoots him in the gut instead. Since Don E is a zombie, the wound isn't even particularly painful to him, let alone fatal - whereas a headshot is the one thing that ''would'' have killed him.
3rd Apr '17 5:00:13 AM Doug86
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* {{Superman}}, having lost most of his powers due to being held in a cage under artificial red sunlight, used a double-reverse version in the ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]]'' episode "The Main Man, part II". He specifically tells the thugs attacking him that "they don't want to" throw him into the enclosure to which he's just knocked down the door, knowing full well [[TooDumbToLive they'd do just that]]. They do, and discover that instead of a bloodthirsty beast, it contains a dodo. From ''[[HesBack Earth]]''. And a yellow sun lamp, which quickly recharges him. Cue ass-kicking.

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* {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, having lost most of his powers due to being held in a cage under artificial red sunlight, used a double-reverse version in the ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]]'' episode "The Main Man, part II". He specifically tells the thugs attacking him that "they don't want to" throw him into the enclosure to which he's just knocked down the door, knowing full well [[TooDumbToLive they'd do just that]]. They do, and discover that instead of a bloodthirsty beast, it contains a dodo. From ''[[HesBack Earth]]''. And a yellow sun lamp, which quickly recharges him. Cue ass-kicking.
23rd Mar '17 1:57:33 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/Flash2015'' episode "The Wrath of Savitar", the S.T.A.R. Labs team deduce that BigBad Savitar is trapped in the Speed Force, and needs the complete Philosopher's Stone to escape ... which makes the fact Barry threw most of it into the Speed Force to keep it ''out'' of Savitar's hands a huge mistake, but at least there's one shard left. Cut to Savitar's mental projection taunting Wally that he just doesn't have the speed to throw the final shard safely into the Force the way Barry did...
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