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17th Feb '18 2:28:56 PM Narutaki2012
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* ''Literature/MartinFierro'': This is a NarrativePoem about Martin Fierro, a {{Gaucho}} who is PressGanged into {{Conscription}} trying to SettlingTheFrontier. At song III, the [[{{Conscription}} Conscripted]] {{Gaucho}}s, [[TaughtByExperience without any military training]], chase for the Indians after yet another of their [[RapePillageAndBurn incursions on the Frontier.]] The Gauchos always chase the Indians, who have [[CoolHorse better horses]] and always escape. Only this time, the Indians were hiding behind some hill and they come back and charge against the Gauchos. Cue a CurbStompBattle where the Gauchos end literally ChasedByAngryNatives. The irony here is that the Indians applied military tactics better than the Gauchos!
16th Feb '18 11:28:36 AM Terrialstrasz
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* In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', the PlayerCharacter end up doing this ''unintentionally''. [[spoiler: Your MagnificentBastard Master deliberately built a weakness into your fighting style that only he can exploit.]] Other masters took notice of a peculiarity in your fighting style but dismissed it as an actual DefensiveFeintTrap. At the climax of the game, the trap was used for its intended purpose.
8th Jan '18 7:50:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''[[NancyDrew Danger By Design]]'', Nancy defeats the villain simply by parrying one attack after another, until said villain (who's not much of a fighter) is too exhausted to continue.

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* In ''[[NancyDrew ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Danger By Design]]'', Nancy defeats the villain simply by parrying one attack after another, until said villain (who's not much of a fighter) is too exhausted to continue.
18th Nov '17 8:26:08 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** {{Horse Archer}}s throughout history used a variation of this: once the enemy starts to pursue and break formation, the riders turn around on their horses and perform a RainOfArrows while [[HitAndRunTactics still retreating]].

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** {{Horse Archer}}s throughout history used a variation of this: once the enemy starts to pursue and break formation, the riders turn around on their horses and perform a RainOfArrows while [[HitAndRunTactics still retreating]]. This was called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthian_shot Parthian shot]], after the army that pretty much [[WroteTheBook wrote the book]] on using cavalry archers in a feigned retreat.
17th Oct '17 9:36:07 PM ElSparky
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Mal wins the duel in "Shindig" while on his back and genuinely injured. What he feigns is giving up the fight... and when his opponent swaggers up to gloat, presenting an easy target, Mal strikes.
17th Oct '17 9:28:00 PM ElSparky
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In "The Radio Job," Elliott sells the idea that he's a city cop trapped in the federal patent office with terrorists by luring the {{mooks}} chasing him onto a skybridge, and letting them beat him up in full view of the swarm of law enforcement surrounding the building. He then staggers back into a windowless hallway, stands up straight, smiles, and [[BringIt beckons]] for the mooks to follow. Once the real cops can't see them, he beats the mooks senseless for the second time in the episode.


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15th Oct '17 10:53:59 AM shawnvw
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* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Rabbit Punch", Bugs deals with a boxer by "feint(ing) him out of position." He pretends to feint before the Champ gets to strike, and as he leans over Bugs lets him have it with both fists.

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* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Rabbit Punch", Bugs deals with a boxer by "feint(ing) him out of position." He pretends to feint faint (that is, pass out unconscious) before the Champ gets to strike, and as he leans over Bugs lets him have it with both fists.
13th Oct '17 1:55:26 AM PaulA
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* Jerry Pournelle's ''[[Literature/{{CoDominium}} King David's Spaceship]]''. The barbarians of the planet Makassar lure the Temple guard knights into pursuing them by retreating, then turn and slaughter them.

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* Jerry Pournelle's ''[[Literature/{{CoDominium}} King David's Spaceship]]''.''Literature/KingDavidsSpaceship''. The barbarians of the planet Makassar lure the Temple guard knights into pursuing them by retreating, then turn and slaughter them.
27th Sep '17 8:35:37 PM Miss_Desperado
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** [=MOBAs=] such as ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' or ''DOTA'' can have this as a key point of strategy. In a game where positioning is crucial, drawing an enemy even just a few virtual meters from safety with the promise of an easy kill on a [[ShootTheMedicFirst healer]] can turn the tide of a teamfight, or even an entire match.



** [=MOBAs=] such as ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' or ''DOTA'' can have this as a key point of strategy. In a game where positioning is crucial, drawing an enemy even just a few virtual meters from safety with the promise of an easy kill on a [[ShootTheMedicFirst healer]] can turn the tide of a teamfight, or even an entire match.
27th Sep '17 8:12:11 PM Miss_Desperado
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* In ''VideoGame/SixteenWaysToKillAVampireAtMcdonalds'', two different endings require GuileHero Lucy to [[LuredIntoATrap lure the vampire into an ambush]] in an alley. Solo variations of the tactic involve her secretly arming herself.
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