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29th Apr '16 10:22:46 AM Moonstreak
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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.

Naturally, it's [[BatmanGambit exactly what Alice wants or needs]].

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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''! ''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.

Naturally, it's [[BatmanGambit it's exactly what Alice wants or needs]].
28th Apr '16 6:58:38 PM TVRulezAgain
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* The marketing for ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' revolves around them warning the readers that the books are about an absurd amount of bad things happening to people, and the faint of heart should probably go read something more cheerful.

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* The marketing for ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' revolves around them warning the readers that the books are about an absurd amount of bad things happening to people, and the faint of heart should probably go read something more cheerful.
7th Apr '16 1:07:00 PM SignSeeker7
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* In his ''New 52'' run ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} managed to trick a deranged Hercules into trying to drown him by acting scared of the water. Naturally, this gave Aquaman the upper hand in their fight.
17th Mar '16 6:57:54 PM ObsidianFire
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* In the first ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' LiveActionAdaptation, a mysterious voodoo man tells Daphne not to go into Spooky Island Castle. The supposedly GenreSavvy Daphne suspects that it's this trope in order to have her go to the castle, where he might have sprung a trap. In reality he simply didn't want her to go because he thought it was cursed.

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* In the first ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' LiveActionAdaptation, a mysterious voodoo man tells Daphne not to go into Spooky Island Castle. The supposedly GenreSavvy Daphne suspects that it's this trope in order to have her go to the castle, where he might have sprung a trap. In reality he simply didn't want her to go because he thought it was cursed.
13th Feb '16 2:00:46 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''StarTrekEnterprise'' their is a region of space called the "Briar Patch" which a group of genetically augmented humans use to hide in.

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* In ''StarTrekEnterprise'' their there is a region of space called the "Briar Patch" which a group of genetically augmented humans use to hide in.
13th Feb '16 2:00:22 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''StarTrekEnterprise'' their is a region of space called the "Briar Patch" which a group of genetically augmented humans use to hide in.



* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=090826&comic=blm here]], Binkley tries this gambit out with the monster in the anxiety closet, pleading "Don't send out Natassja Kinski to give me a Swedish massage!" He overplays his hand when he adds "With a big slice of cheesecake."

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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=090826&comic=blm here]], here,]] Binkley tries this gambit out with the monster in the anxiety closet, pleading "Don't send out Natassja Kinski to give me a Swedish massage!" He overplays his hand when he adds "With a big slice of cheesecake."
13th Feb '16 1:57:57 PM WillKeaton
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* A segment of the stand-up concert film [[Creator/BillCosby Bill Cosby: Himself]] has Bill Cosby telling a story about a time when his wife threw him out of bed and demanded that he make breakfast for the children. He ends up giving them slices of chocolate cake, which enrages his wife, who then sends him to his room. Which is where he wanted to be in the first place. Any questions?

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* A segment of the stand-up concert film [[Creator/BillCosby ''[[Creator/BillCosby Bill Cosby: Himself]] Himself]]'' has Bill Cosby telling a story about a time when his wife threw him out of bed and demanded that he make breakfast for the children. He ends up giving them slices of chocolate cake, which enrages his wife, who then sends him to his room. Which is where he wanted to be in the first place. Any questions?
13th Feb '16 1:57:16 PM WillKeaton
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* In "ComicBook/TheBlackKnight Glorps Again" by Creator/DonRosa, GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.

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* In "ComicBook/TheBlackKnight ''ComicBook/TheBlackKnight Glorps Again" Agai'' by Creator/DonRosa, GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.
10th Feb '16 2:29:59 PM AgProv
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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.
---> Br'er Fox: "I's gonna skin you and boil you and eat you up, Br'er Rabbit."
---> Br'er Rabbit: "Whatever you say, suh, just don't throw me in de briar patch."
---> Br'er Fox: "I know, I's gonna throw you in de briar patch!"
---> ''(cry of pain)''
---> Br'er Rabbit: "I said ''don't'' throw me in de flaming briar patch!"


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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.
---> Br'er Fox: "I's gonna skin you and boil you and eat you up, Br'er Rabbit."
---> Br'er Rabbit: "Whatever you say, suh, just don't throw me in de briar patch."
---> Br'er Fox: "I know, I's gonna throw you in de briar patch!"
---> ''(cry of pain)''
---> Br'er Rabbit: "I said ''don't'' throw me in de flaming briar patch!"
22nd Jan '16 1:01:48 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Hermione fakes tears and uses this strategy to trick Dolores Umbridge into a position where she can be ambushed.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Hermione fakes tears and uses this strategy to trick Dolores Umbridge into a position where she can be ambushed. She begs Harry not to [[spoiler: reveal the location of "the secret weapon in the Forbidden Forest", whatever he does]]. Naturally, Umbridge [[spoiler: marches the kids into the Forbidden Forest at wand-point and demands that they take her to it]]...at which point, [[spoiler: she's ambushed and pummeled by Centaurs, who had explicitly forbidden the adults at Hogwarts from entering the Forest]].
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