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17th Feb '16 1:44:23 PM ClearMadness
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.
16th Feb '16 12:03:01 PM ianaiaponenko
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.
12th Feb '16 6:01:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperfriends'' episode, the VillainOfTheWeek is an EvilOverlord from some ice-covered planet who uses a giant freeze ray to plunge the Earth into an ice age. The heroes seem completely unable to stop him, and eventually, they decide to flee the Earth itself - or so the villain thinks for a few minutes. They then get a message from Superman and Wonder Woman, telling him they're simply hiding out on the moon until they can launch a counter-attack. Now what would be stupider than an enemy who ''purposely'' gives his position away? Someone who doesn't realize it's a trap. As the good guys expected, the villain turns freezes the moon, and Superman (having the strength of the pre-Crisis version) is able to chip a large piece off, reflecting the sunlight in such a way to raise the temperature of the planet to an early Indian Summer and cripple the villain's headquarters by melting it down. He's defeated easily.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperfriends'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode, the VillainOfTheWeek is an EvilOverlord from some ice-covered planet who uses a giant freeze ray to plunge the Earth into an ice age. The heroes seem completely unable to stop him, and eventually, they decide to flee the Earth itself - or so the villain thinks for a few minutes. They then get a message from Superman and Wonder Woman, telling him they're simply hiding out on the moon until they can launch a counter-attack. Now what would be stupider than an enemy who ''purposely'' gives his position away? Someone who doesn't realize it's a trap. As the good guys expected, the villain turns freezes turn his freeze ray on the moon, and Superman (having the strength of the pre-Crisis version) is able to chip a large piece off, reflecting the sunlight in such a way to raise the temperature of the planet to an early Indian Summer and cripple the villain's headquarters by melting it down. He's defeated easily.
30th Jan '16 2:35:38 PM brianify
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* The entire strategy of "pulling" in video games -- one person is the "puller" who gets the enemy's attention so the enemy will follow to a different area. This is done to fight one enemy (or a small group) at a time from a larger group of enemies, or (more rarely) to lure the enemy off of terrain favoring them and/or onto terrain favoring you.

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* The entire strategy of "pulling" in video games -- one person is the "puller" who gets the enemy's attention so the enemy will follow to a different area. This is done to fight one enemy (or a small group) at a time from a larger group of enemies, or (more rarely) to lure the enemy off of terrain favoring them and/or onto terrain favoring you. A variant, "kiting," can be done on particularly slow enemies, where the puller lures an enemy around and around, as the damage dealers wail on the enemy.



** This tactic, while it [[CombatAestheticist sounds splendid]], is [[DifficultButAwesome hard to pull off]] in RealLife because your own men don't know it is a trap, they only know that there are a lot of men with sharp metal objects and/or firearms pointed at their backs. An army has to be well disciplined, and perhaps practiced in this tactic before hand.

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** This tactic, while it [[CombatAestheticist sounds splendid]], is [[DifficultButAwesome hard to pull off]] in RealLife because your own men don't know it is a trap, they only know that there are a lot of men with sharp metal objects and/or firearms pointed at their backs. An army has to be well disciplined, and perhaps practiced in this tactic before hand.hand, or a feigned retreat will [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere turn into a real one]].
12th Jan '16 8:37:28 AM Nopperabo
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* In one Time of Judgment scenario from ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', the Black Spiral Dancers lure the Get of Fenris deep into subterranean tunnels by retreating from combat. Instead of recognizing the obvious trap, the Get pursue their prey deep into the earth, where they fall to the Wyrm.
7th Jan '16 10:44:40 AM HereticalShinigami
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* A favorite tactic of UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Battle of France and the North African campaign]] when faced with incoming armored assault. Rommel would order his Panzers to retreat, drawing the Allied armor into range of his 88mm AA gun emplacements, which were typically the only weapons he had that could punch through the armor of Allied tanks at the time.

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* A favorite tactic of UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Battle of France and the North African campaign]] when faced with incoming armored assault. Rommel would order his Panzers to retreat, drawing the Allied armor into range of his 88mm AA gun emplacements, the power of which were typically the only weapons he had that could punch through the armor of Allied disable virtually any allied tanks fielded at the time.time due to its high calibre and muzzle velocity.
29th Dec '15 1:55:28 PM Tank50us
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* Can sometimes happen in WorldOfWarships by clever... or insane... carrier players. It's no great secret that the fighters a Carrier can launch can be a major annoyance to the opposing team at best, or a nightmare at worst, so it stands to reason that Carriers would be a major target. What then happens is that the second a Carrier is spotted, players willing to destroy them will focus ''everything'' they have on the Carrier in an attempt to sink it, thus enabling the Carriers own team-mates to move in, and pick off the other team while they're distracted.
** It should be noted that only a few Carrier classes are actually capable of pulling this off. The Independence Class for example are based on the Cleveland Class cruisers, and boast the latter ships top speed. However, the two preceding Carriers, Langley and Bouge, are based on a Coalier, and a Cargo ship respectively, and as a result, are painfully slow, and just unable to avoid incoming fire.
16th Dec '15 5:13:09 PM nombretomado
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** MOBAs such as 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.

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** MOBAs such as LeagueOfLegends ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' or DOTA ''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.
9th Dec '15 8:52:10 PM Mhazard
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Expect at least one ally to say "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet This is too easy]]", and later yell "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 "No, "[[LuredIntoATrap No, stop! It's A Trap!" 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.
19th Nov '15 12:11:06 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/StarTrekVI'', Kirk attempts to pull this off. After the Enterprise is fired upon, he has it back away as if it had sensed the [[CoolStarship Bird of Prey]]. This buys Kirk some time, as the BigBad suspects that the Enterprise has a way of tracking his thought-to-be-untrackable ship.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Loki pulls this off by letting himself be captured, thereby leading his forces to the good guys' base [[spoiler: because of the homing beacon in his staff]].

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* In ''Film/StarTrekVI'', ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', Kirk attempts to pull this off. After the Enterprise is fired upon, he has it back away as if it had sensed the [[CoolStarship Bird of Prey]]. This buys Kirk some time, as the BigBad suspects that the Enterprise has a way of tracking his thought-to-be-untrackable ship.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', Loki pulls this off by letting himself be captured, thereby leading his forces to the good guys' base [[spoiler: because of the homing beacon in his staff]].
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