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27th Aug '16 6:56:09 PM Karxrida
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Charlotte is a perfectly capable warrior, but she pretends to be helpless so she can trick a rich man into saving and falling for her.
17th Aug '16 5:20:04 AM ladymoonshade
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* ''Literature/UrbanDragon'': Arkay's main source of income involves pretending to be a ditsy ingenue for would-be sexual predators, beating them within an inch of their lives, and robbing them blind.
4th May '16 12:31:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[spoiler: Jessica Ushiromiya]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. [[spoiler: While she ''is'' an asthmatic IllGirl, she more than once pretends to be more ill than she truly is.]]

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* [[spoiler: Jessica Ushiromiya]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. [[spoiler: While she ''is'' an asthmatic IllGirl, she more than once pretends to be more ill than she truly is.]]
24th Apr '16 5:48:16 AM JackG
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* The short film that ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' was based on had a team member who keeps getting kidnapped by the BigBad to cover for their DatingCatwoman relationship.
1st Mar '16 3:29:49 PM StFan
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* In ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'', Shizuru intentionally gives herself up to the invading Schwarz forces to buy Natsuki enough time to escape and get enough help to take back Garderobe.

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* In ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'', ''Anime/MaiOtome'', Shizuru intentionally gives herself up to the invading Schwarz forces to buy Natsuki enough time to escape and get enough help to take back Garderobe.



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20th Feb '16 9:19:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheAvengers'' reveals that this is a favorite tactic of Natasha Romanoff / ComicBook/BlackWidow. Her introductory scene opens with her tied to a chair and surrounded by thugs, who are ready to torture her at behest of a rogue Russian general... then a call from her fellow Agent Coulson confirms this is just another day of work for her and she breaks out and beats them all up the minute he needs her on a different mission.

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* ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' reveals that this is a favorite tactic of Natasha Romanoff / ComicBook/BlackWidow. Her introductory scene opens with her tied to a chair and surrounded by thugs, who are ready to torture her at behest of a rogue Russian general... then a call from her fellow Agent Coulson confirms this is just another day of work for her and she breaks out and beats them all up the minute he needs her on a different mission.
15th Dec '15 7:56:47 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Film/TheAvengers'' reveals that this is a favorite tactic of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.

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* ''Film/TheAvengers'' reveals that this is a favorite tactic of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.Romanoff / ComicBook/BlackWidow. Her introductory scene opens with her tied to a chair and surrounded by thugs, who are ready to torture her at behest of a rogue Russian general... then a call from her fellow Agent Coulson confirms this is just another day of work for her and she breaks out and beats them all up the minute he needs her on a different mission.
15th Dec '15 7:51:43 PM Discar
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* In ''{{Literature/Everworld}},'' [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] knew that someone like [[GodOfEvil Loki]] was going to come for her eventually, so she purposefully manipulated people she knew to get sucked into Everworld with her. Particularly early on she tried to [[PlayingTheVictimCard play the innocent]] MacGuffinGirl, but [[SiblingYinYang April]], [[TheSmartGuy Jalil]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Christopher]] could see through her. [[HeroicWannabe David]] had a harder time of it, though, for [[MoreThanMindControl various reasons]].

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* In ''{{Literature/Everworld}},'' [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] knew that someone like [[GodOfEvil Loki]] was going to come for her eventually, so she purposefully manipulated people she knew to get sucked into Everworld with her. Particularly early on she tried to [[PlayingTheVictimCard play the innocent]] MacGuffinGirl, LivingMacGuffin, but [[SiblingYinYang April]], [[TheSmartGuy Jalil]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Christopher]] could see through her. [[HeroicWannabe David]] had a harder time of it, though, for [[MoreThanMindControl various reasons]].
25th Oct '15 3:46:29 PM CLT009
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* ''Webcomic/BlindSprings'': The plot gets kicked off when a princess gets rescued from TheFairFolk by her UnluckyChildhoodFriend. Unfortunately, princess was there to fulfill an as-yet unclear "[[DealWithTheDevil contract]]" with said Fair Folk that required, among other things, that she ''never leave the forest''. The Childhood Friend? [[UnwantedRescue Refuses to listen, physically drags her from the forest anyway, and permanently breaks her contract, effectively rendering literally centuries' worth of the Princess's work pointless]]. The result: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero an even more difficult contract for the Princess, the permanent breach of their friendship, and all kinds of scorn heaped on said Friend]]. [[SarcasmMode Nice one, fella.]]
7th Sep '15 6:46:16 AM RainFairy
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* It's strongly implied in the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' anime that Mai Shiranui's apparent {{Chickification}} is this, since she wants to invoke TheDulcineaEffect on her crush Andy because he's either [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl too shy/reserved to openly show his feelings for her]] or [[MarriedtoTheJob too focused on training to pay attention to her.]] [[spoiler: Confirmed at the almost end of TheMovie: when the normally VERY badass Terry and Joe are [[BadassInDistress disabled]] by the enemy in a HostageSituation, [[FieryRedhead Mai]] [[LetsGetDangerous immediately decides to fight back]] [[BattleCouple alongside Andy]] and she ''very easily'' [[CurbStompBattle defeats her rival]] [[BrokenBird Panni]], a ''very''' powerful DarkActionGirl who had just as easily defeated [[CallBack the same guy that held Mai hostage]] in the second TV special.]]

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* It's strongly implied in the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' anime that Mai Shiranui's apparent {{Chickification}} is this, since she wants to invoke TheDulcineaEffect on her crush Andy because he's either [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl too shy/reserved to openly show his feelings for her]] or [[MarriedtoTheJob too focused on training to pay attention to her.]] [[spoiler: Confirmed at the almost end of TheMovie: when the normally VERY badass Terry and Joe are [[BadassInDistress disabled]] by the enemy in a HostageSituation, [[FieryRedhead Mai]] [[LetsGetDangerous immediately decides to fight back]] [[BattleCouple alongside Andy]] and she ''very easily'' [[CurbStompBattle defeats her rival]] [[BrokenBird Panni]], a ''very''' powerful DarkActionGirl who had just as easily defeated [[CallBack the same guy that held Mai hostage]] in the second TV special.]]
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