History Main / DefensiveFeintTrap

7th May '17 7:17:30 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** The same battle also features a full example, prepared months earlier by the previous commander [[CrazyPrepared in case the near-collapsing Austro-Hungarian forces managed to rout his army on the plains]]. When that happened, the First Army, deployed on the mountains of the northern border, retreated from their positions, that were about to be bypassed and cut off, to the Grappa massif, where secure supply lines and a ludicrous amount of artillery made short work of the Austro-Hungarian mountain troops.

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** The same battle also features a full example, prepared months earlier by the previous commander [[CrazyPrepared in case the near-collapsing Austro-Hungarian forces managed to rout his army on the plains]]. When that happened, the First Army, deployed on the mountains of the northern border, retreated from their positions, that were about to be bypassed and cut off, to the Grappa massif, where secure supply lines and a ludicrous amount of artillery made short work of the Austro-Hungarian mountain troops.troops, who were practically blasted off the mountains.
5th Apr '17 4:18:58 PM SolidSonicTH
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* One of Wrestling/RicFlair's signature attacks is to get on his knees and beg for the opponent not to approach him, also while feigning back pain. As soon as the opponent walks up to him, he gets up and jabs them in the eye (alternatively he gives them a GroinAttack).
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26th Mar '17 8:56:14 PM isoycrazy
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* A small-scale version in ''Literature/DeadBeat'' of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Warden Captain Luccio is fighting the Corpsetaker sword-to-sword, and winning handily--in fact, she drives her back into an alley, runs the Corpsetaker through and leaves her for dead. Harry figures out shortly afterward that [[spoiler:Corpsetaker threw the fight and ''let'' Luccio run her through, then [[GrandTheftMe switched bodies]] with her]].
** Harry pulled one himself in ''Literature/SkinGame'' against [[spoiler: Lasciel-possessed Hannah Ascher]]. After redirecting two attacks, he suddenly dropped on his knee, seemingly weakened, and raised his shield, prompting his enemy into a third attack, as they both knew his shield wouldn't last long. It, however, served two different purposes: [[spoiler: to distract Hannah from that Harry used her own Hellfire surge to melt the ceiling directly above her, and to protect against the resulting lava and hot rocks shower which buried both Hannah and Lasciel's coin]].

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
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A small-scale version in ''Literature/DeadBeat'' of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.''Literature/DeadBeat''. Warden Captain Luccio is fighting the Corpsetaker sword-to-sword, and winning handily--in fact, she drives her back into an alley, runs the Corpsetaker through and leaves her for dead. Harry figures out shortly afterward that [[spoiler:Corpsetaker threw the fight and ''let'' Luccio run her through, then [[GrandTheftMe switched bodies]] with her]].
** Harry pulled one pulls two himself in ''Literature/SkinGame'' ''Literature/SkinGame''
*** First, for much of the book, Harry feigns ignorance to one of Nicodemus' greatest weapons [[spoiler:his fallen angel partner Anduriel can listen in through anything that casts a shadow]]. Harry further pretends to be weak [[spoiler:with only one person on the heist team who is his ally, but in fact had gotten to one mercenary before Nicodemus could and paid him to pretend to not be Harry's ally on the mission until it was time to take down Nicodemus' plans]].
*** Then
against [[spoiler: Lasciel-possessed Hannah Ascher]]. After redirecting two attacks, he suddenly dropped drops on his knee, seemingly weakened, and raised raises his shield, prompting his enemy into a third attack, as they both knew his shield wouldn't won't last long. It, however, served serves two different purposes: [[spoiler: to distract Hannah from that Harry used her own Hellfire surge to melt the ceiling directly above her, and to protect against the resulting lava and hot rocks shower which buried both Hannah and Lasciel's coin]].



--> I will run, they will hunt me in vain
--> I will hide, they値l be searching
--> I値l regroup, feign retreat they値l pursue
--> Coup de grace I will win but never fight

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--> I will run, they will hunt me in vain
-->
vain\\
I will hide, they値l be searching
-->
searching\\
I値l regroup, feign retreat they値l pursue
-->
pursue\\
Coup de grace I will win but never fight


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* ''Webcomic/WildeLife'' This is Eliza's preferred method of fighting as she will pretend to be weak [[spoiler:to not only lull her enemies into a false sense of security, but also so she can destroy them quickly when she brings out her main power to play]].
14th Mar '17 12:34:06 PM ConnorMcLay
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*In Elite, the second book of Mercedes Lackey's Hunter series, main character Joy is used as bait to lure monsters into ambushes more than once.
6th Feb '17 7:31:26 PM Ardashir
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* The [[{{Samurai}} Shimazu Clan]] used this tactic to terrific effect many times during the SengokuJidai, more than once utterly destroying armies that had them outnumbered more than 10-to-1. It worked for them because, unlike most other clan armies of the time, they were a united force rather than a collection of various lesser daimyo's forces. They were [[CombatPragmatist also far more pragmatic]] than many other samurai, who saw even a pretended retreat as [[HonorBeforeReason disgraceful.]]
28th Nov '16 4:15:37 PM hubakon1368
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* ''Fanfic/BlackCrayons'' series: In one of the installments, titled ''A Child's Innocence'', [[BigBad Megatron]] feigns not being in top condition to lull his everyone around him to make them underestimate him should the time come for him to ''really'' fight. [[spoiler:[[SpannerInTheWorks Annabelle inadvertently convinces him that this backfired when she assumes that Sentinel and Dylan are behind the events in Chicago leading the Decepticon leader to believe he is no longer seen as a credible threat. This leads to Megatron turning on Sentinel.]]]]
22nd Nov '16 6:33:24 PM PaulA
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* Creator/GordonRDickson's ''The Tactics of Mistake'' (part of the Literature/ChildeCycle) The title comes from the hero's tactical doctrine, which calls for a series of feints, that gradually draw the enemy into an untenable position, at which point he attacks, and demolishes them.

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* Creator/GordonRDickson's ''The Tactics of Mistake'' (part of the Literature/ChildeCycle) ''Literature/TacticsOfMistake'': The title comes from the hero's tactical doctrine, which calls for a series of feints, feints that gradually draw the enemy into an untenable position, at which point he attacks, and demolishes them.
27th Oct '16 12:31:50 PM jazzyamx
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Expect at least one ally to say "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet This is too easy]]", and later yell "[[LuredIntoATrap No, stop! It's A Trap!]]" and get either ignored by the hero or heard too late. This can also take the form of an enemy enticing their attacker into "winning" PyrrhicVictory before they realize what just happened.

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Expect at least one ally to say "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet This is too easy]]", and later yell "[[LuredIntoATrap No, stop! It's A Trap!]]" and get either ignored by the hero or heard too late. This can also take the form of an enemy enticing their attacker into "winning" a PyrrhicVictory before they realize what just happened.
11th Oct '16 8:10:35 AM dotchan
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* Creator/SunTzu made it clear of the importance of Feigned Retreat through his book ''Literature/TheArtOfWar''.

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* Creator/SunTzu made it clear of the importance of using the Feigned Retreat on enemies (and not falling for them yourself) through his book ''Literature/TheArtOfWar''.
7th Sep '16 12:35:40 PM EDP
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* [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yusuke Urameshi]] ran away once from a super fast foe. He cornered himself into an alley; then, when his foe came to mock him, he shot a burst of his [[KiAttacks Rei Gun]]. In the narrow alley, his enemy wasn't able to avoid the shots and was promptly defeated.

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* [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yusuke Urameshi]] Urameshi and Kazuma Kuwabara]] ran away once from a super very fast and invisible foe. He They cornered himself themselves into an alley; a corridor, then, when his foe the enemy came to mock for the kill, Kuwabara, who could sense his presence but not pinpoint him, he told Yusuke to attack and Yu shot a burst of his [[KiAttacks Rei Shot Gun]]. In the narrow alley, his corridor, the enemy wasn't able to avoid the shots and was promptly defeated.
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