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4th May '18 10:33:26 AM rjd1922
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* In the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' game, Bowser asks a kidnapped Princess Peach what Mario's greatest weakness is so he can set up a good trap. Playing as the princess, you are given a choice between a weak enemy, a powerful enemy, or a useful item. Whichever you pick will show up later when you play as Mario. The third game in the series does this again, albeit with the villain asking Mario directly the three things he most fears.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' ''VideoGame/{{Paper Mario|64}}'' game, Bowser asks a kidnapped Princess Peach what Mario's greatest weakness is so he can set up a good trap. Playing as the princess, you are given a choice between a weak enemy, a powerful enemy, or a useful item. Whichever you pick will show up later when you play as Mario. The third game in the series ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' does this again, albeit with the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] villain asking Mario the hero directly the three things he they most fears.fear while disguised as their ally.
22nd Apr '18 10:20:54 AM Jeduthun
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If Bob takes pity on Alice, it's SpringtimeForHitler. Alice may beg "AnythingButThat" at some point. Compare TryAndFollow and FakeWeakness. May (still) be liable to ThreatBackfire. Almost always a subtrope of SchmuckBait. If it works, Alice gets an {{Unishment}}.

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If Bob takes pity on Alice, it's SpringtimeForHitler. Alice may beg "AnythingButThat" at some point. Compare TryAndFollow and FakeWeakness. May (still) be liable to ThreatBackfire. Almost always a subtrope of SchmuckBait. If it works, Alice gets an {{Unishment}}.
{{Unishment}}. MischiefForPunishment is when Alice acts out deliberately to get the "punishment" she wants. May also overlap with TooKinkyToTorture.
19th Apr '18 6:45:33 PM PaulA
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* In ''Fanfic/DoubleAgentVader'', this is Anakin gets access to the Death Star project so he can feed information about it to the rebels. He knows the Emperor knows he hates the very idea of the Death Star and won't believe him if he takes an interest, so he finds a way to annoy Palpatine enough to get assigned to the Death Star as punishment. It works so well that when Grand Moff Tarkin gets wind of the possibility that there might be a critical flaw in the Death Star's exhaust system, he puts Anakin in charge of combing through the plans to find it, on the assumption that this will be menial work that Anakin will hate.

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* In ''Fanfic/DoubleAgentVader'', this is how Anakin gets access to the Death Star project so he can feed information about it to the rebels. He knows the Emperor knows he hates the very idea of the Death Star and won't believe him if he takes an interest, so he finds a way to annoy Palpatine enough to get assigned to the Death Star as punishment. It works so well that when Grand Moff Tarkin gets wind of the possibility that there might be a critical flaw in the Death Star's exhaust system, he puts Anakin in charge of combing through the plans to find it, on the assumption that this will be menial work that Anakin will hate.
19th Apr '18 6:45:18 PM PaulA
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* In ''Fanfic/DoubleAgentVader'', this is Anakin gets access to the Death Star project so he can feed information about it to the rebels. He knows the Emperor knows he hates the very idea of the Death Star and won't believe him if he takes an interest, so he finds a way to annoy Palpatine enough to get assigned to the Death Star as punishment. It works so well that when Grand Moff Tarkin gets wind of the possibility that there might be a critical flaw in the Death Star's exhaust system, he puts Anakin in charge of combing through the plans to find it, on the assumption that this will be menial work that Anakin will hate.
22nd Mar '18 1:29:17 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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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.

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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!'' [[AnythingButThat ''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.
5th Jan '18 12:28:32 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', Frito, cornered by the Nozdrul, does his best Br'er Rabbit impersonation. It's the oldest trick in the book, and they fall for it.

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* In ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', Frito, cornered by the Nozdrul, does his best Br'er Rabbit impersonation. impersonation and begs them not to throw him in "dat briar patch ober dere." It's the oldest trick in the book, and they fall for it.it hook, line and sinker.
20th Dec '17 1:11:25 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12662566/1/Replay Replay]]'' Harry tells his aunt he'll do ''anything but'' vacuuming the house, which is actually the chore he hates the least.
14th Dec '17 1:43:22 PM Anddrix
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** In the UK, Marmite is advertised in a similar way -- they've turned the fact that [[LoveItOrHateIt 50% of the populace hate it]] into a selling point.

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** In the UK, Marmite is advertised in a similar way -- they've turned the fact that [[LoveItOrHateIt 50% of the populace hate it]] it into a selling point.
1st Dec '17 8:25:50 AM 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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* In the ''Series/Flash2015'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' 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...
23rd Nov '17 12:40:55 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2674331/2/Turn-Back-Time Turn Back Time]]'' Dudley is invited to an open house at Warner Academy and Harry's aunt and uncle discuss what to do with him. Harry, realizing that Hermione will be there, pleads with his uncle ''not'' to be taken to the open house, claiming the other kids would make fun of him.
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