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25th May '18 3:37:55 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' saga ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/40/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', the [[LovecraftLite Dungeon Dimemsion Things]] make a determined play to break into the world via a susceptible human. The human intermediary they choose to act as their agent is eight-year-old Ruth Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons, daughter of wizard Ponder. Ruth has just enough magic to make her interesting to the Things. She is also a gifted artist. The Things reason that a talented artist with a gidt for drawing exactly what she sees can make them Real in the world when their likenesses circulate, to act on the imaginations of those who see them and thus to inculcate belief - and to give them a foothold in people's heads. Abducted to the Dungeon dimensions, Ruth submits to becoming artist-in-residence to the Things and makes lots of drawings. [[spoiler:But she is also the daughter of Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes. And takes after her mother, too. Ruth has an inhumation strategy planned all along. Paper burns. And she has a box of matches in her pocket. Once she has got their likenesses, she uses SympatheticMagic against them.]].

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' saga ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/40/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', the [[LovecraftLite Dungeon Dimemsion Dimension Things]] make a determined play to break into the world via a susceptible human. The human intermediary they choose to act as their agent is eight-year-old Ruth Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons, daughter of wizard Ponder. Ruth has just enough magic to make her interesting to the Things. She is also a gifted artist. The Things reason that a talented artist with a gidt for drawing exactly what she sees can make them Real in the world when their likenesses circulate, to act on the imaginations of those who see them and thus to inculcate belief - and to give them a foothold in people's heads. Abducted to the Dungeon dimensions, Dimensions, Ruth submits to becoming artist-in-residence to the Things and makes lots of drawings. [[spoiler:But she is also the daughter of Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes. And takes after her mother, too. Ruth has an inhumation strategy planned all along. Paper burns. And she has a box of matches in her pocket. Once she has got their likenesses, she uses SympatheticMagic against them.]].
25th May '18 3:37:17 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' saga ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/40/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', the [[LovecraftLite Dungeon Dimemsion Things]] make a determined play to break into the world via a susceptible human. The human intermediary they choose to act as their agent is eight-year-old Ruth Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons, daughter of wizard Ponder. Ruth has just enough magic to make her interesting to the Things. She is also a gifted artist. The Things reason that a talented artist with a gidt for drawing exactly what she sees can make them Real in the world when their likenesses circulate, to act on the imaginations of those who see them and thus to inculcate belief - and to give them a foothold in people's heads. Abducted to the Dungeon dimensions, Ruth submits to becoming artist-in-residence to the Things and makes lots of drawings. [[spoiler]]But she is also the daughter of Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes. And takes after her mother, too. Ruth has an inhumation strategy planned all along. Paper burns. And she has a box of matches in her pocket. Once she has got their likenesses, she uses SympatheticMagic against them.[[/spoiler]].

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' saga ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/40/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', the [[LovecraftLite Dungeon Dimemsion Things]] make a determined play to break into the world via a susceptible human. The human intermediary they choose to act as their agent is eight-year-old Ruth Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons, daughter of wizard Ponder. Ruth has just enough magic to make her interesting to the Things. She is also a gifted artist. The Things reason that a talented artist with a gidt for drawing exactly what she sees can make them Real in the world when their likenesses circulate, to act on the imaginations of those who see them and thus to inculcate belief - and to give them a foothold in people's heads. Abducted to the Dungeon dimensions, Ruth submits to becoming artist-in-residence to the Things and makes lots of drawings. [[spoiler]]But [[spoiler:But she is also the daughter of Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes. And takes after her mother, too. Ruth has an inhumation strategy planned all along. Paper burns. And she has a box of matches in her pocket. Once she has got their likenesses, she uses SympatheticMagic against them.[[/spoiler]].]].
25th May '18 3:35:19 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' saga ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/40/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', the [[LovecraftLite Dungeon Dimemsion Things]] make a determined play to break into the world via a susceptible human. The human intermediary they choose to act as their agent is eight-year-old Ruth Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons, daughter of wizard Ponder. Ruth has just enough magic to make her interesting to the Things. She is also a gifted artist. The Things reason that a talented artist with a gidt for drawing exactly what she sees can make them Real in the world when their likenesses circulate, to act on the imaginations of those who see them and thus to inculcate belief - and to give them a foothold in people's heads. Abducted to the Dungeon dimensions, Ruth submits to becoming artist-in-residence to the Things and makes lots of drawings. [[spoiler]]But she is also the daughter of Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes. And takes after her mother, too. Ruth has an inhumation strategy planned all along. Paper burns. And she has a box of matches in her pocket. Once she has got their likenesses, she uses SympatheticMagic against them.[[/spoiler]].
29th Apr '18 8:55:38 AM ACW
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction'', being drawn into [[AnotherDimension the Embryo]] causes most of their cast to lose their memories of the last three games. However, the one person who turns out to have been FakingAmnesia is [[spoiler: Hazama, the now-empty vessel of Yuuki Terumi.]] Not only does he successfully convince Terumi, one of the most powerful characters in the canon and [[CompleteMonster one of the evilest people in fiction]], that he has no idea what's going on, he convinces Terumi to lend him his power and very nearly steals it for good. The sheer balls of this manoeuvre are frankly impressive.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction'', being drawn into [[AnotherDimension the Embryo]] causes most of their cast to lose their memories of the last three games. However, the one person who turns out to have been FakingAmnesia is [[spoiler: Hazama, the now-empty vessel of Yuuki Terumi.]] Not only does he successfully convince Terumi, one of the most powerful characters in the canon and [[CompleteMonster one of the evilest people in fiction]], fiction, that he has no idea what's going on, he convinces Terumi to lend him his power and very nearly steals it for good. The sheer balls of this manoeuvre are frankly impressive.
27th Apr '18 3:59:34 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Jack of the Jack O'Lantern tale in Irish folklore also scammed the Devil. He got the Devil to agree not to take his soul after scamming him twice. When he died, though, he was too wicked for Heaven and the Devil upheld his bargain not to claim his soul. The Devil gave him a glowing coal and wished him the best roaming the Earth. Jack later put the coal in a turnip he carved out and created his lantern. Like many Anglo-Irish folktales, stories about Jack were carried into America's Appalachian region, where they underwent MemeticMutation. True to form,scamming {{Death}}, {{Satan}}, or TheLegionsOfHell is a recurring motif, such as the time [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Jack caught Death in a poke]]. A GoodOlBoy defeating cosmic powers through guile may well have resonated with the socioeconomically depressed area.

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* Jack of the Jack O'Lantern tale in Irish folklore also scammed the Devil. He got the Devil to agree not to take his soul after scamming him twice. When he died, though, he was too wicked for Heaven and the Devil upheld his bargain not to claim his soul. The Devil gave him a glowing coal and wished him the best roaming the Earth. Jack later put the coal in a turnip he carved out and created his lantern. Like many Anglo-Irish folktales, stories about Jack were carried into America's Appalachian region, where they underwent MemeticMutation. True to form,scamming form, scamming {{Death}}, {{Satan}}, or TheLegionsOfHell is a recurring motif, such as the time [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Jack caught Death in a poke]]. A GoodOlBoy defeating cosmic powers through guile may well have resonated with the socioeconomically depressed area.
27th Apr '18 3:58:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** ''Literature/TheOdyssey'': Who has blinded you? [[WhosOnFirst 'Nobody'! 'Nobody' has blinded me!]] Of course, Odysseus promptly screws this scam up by [[BullyingADragon boasting]] and basically telling the cyclops his name and address once he knows he's safe. Since the cyclops is Polyphemus, son of Poseidon, and Odysseus has to cross the sea to get home, this was what they call a bad move (the sea god makes the rest of Odysseus' journey a living hell, which is the reason for the rest of the story).



* ''Literature/TheOdyssey'': Who has blinded you? [[WhosOnFirst 'Nobody'! 'Nobody' has blinded me!]] Of course, Odysseus promptly screws this scam up by [[BullyingADragon boasting]] and basically telling the cyclops his name and address once he knows he's safe. Since the cyclops is Polyphemus, son of Poseidon, and Odysseus has to cross the sea to get home, this was what they call a bad move (the sea god makes the rest of Odysseus' journey a living hell, which is the reason for the rest of the story).
21st Apr '18 2:46:32 PM 1810072342
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction'', being drawn into [[AnotherDimension the Embryo]] causes mpst of their cast to lose theor memories of the last three games. However, the One person who turns out to have been FakingAmnesia is [[spoiler: Hazama, the now-empty living vessel of Yuuki Terumi.]] Not only does he successfully convince Terumi, one of the most powerful characters in the canon and [[CompleteMonster one of the evilest people in fiction]], that he has no idea what's going on, he convinces Terumi to lend him his power and very nearly steals it for good. The sheer balls of this manoeuvre are frankly impressive.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction'', being drawn into [[AnotherDimension the Embryo]] causes mpst most of their cast to lose theor their memories of the last three games. However, the One one person who turns out to have been FakingAmnesia is [[spoiler: Hazama, the now-empty living vessel of Yuuki Terumi.]] Not only does he successfully convince Terumi, one of the most powerful characters in the canon and [[CompleteMonster one of the evilest people in fiction]], that he has no idea what's going on, he convinces Terumi to lend him his power and very nearly steals it for good. The sheer balls of this manoeuvre are frankly impressive.
21st Apr '18 2:44:43 PM 1810072342
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction'', being drawn into [[AnotherDimension the Embryo]] causes mpst of their cast to lose theor memories of the last three games. However, the One person who turns out to have been FakingAmnesia is [[spoiler: Hazama, the now-empty living vessel of Yuuki Terumi.]] Not only does he successfully convince Terumi, one of the most powerful characters in the canon and [[CompleteMonster one of the evilest people in fiction]], that he has no idea what's going on, he convinces Terumi to lend him his power and very nearly steals it for good. The sheer balls of this manoeuvre are frankly impressive.
28th Mar '18 7:09:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Eric Cartman does this ''LITERALLY'' in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episodes ''Mysterion Rises'' and ''Coon vs. Coon and Friends'' as he actually scams Cthulhu into ''doing his bidding by acting sickening cute.''

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* Eric Cartman does this ''LITERALLY'' in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episodes ''Mysterion Rises'' "Mysterion Rises" and ''Coon "Coon vs. Coon and Friends'' Friends" as he actually scams Cthulhu into ''doing his bidding by acting sickening sickeningly cute.''
2nd Feb '18 6:28:59 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** Thieves simply love stealing from the Daedric Princes. [[TheSacredDarkness Nocturnal]], despite being, essentially, the patron deity of thieves has had multiple items stolen from her by mortals throughout history, including the Grey Cowl, the Skeleton Key, and the Eye of Nocturnal. This [[DoNotTauntCthulhu usually ends badly for the thief]], however. Similarly, the legendary [[CatFolk Khajiit]] thief Rajhin stole the [[RingOfPower Ring of Khajiiti]] off the arm of [[ManipulativeBastard Mephala]] herself.

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** Thieves simply love stealing from the Daedric Princes. [[TheSacredDarkness Nocturnal]], despite being, essentially, the patron deity of thieves has had multiple items stolen from her by mortals throughout history, including the Grey Cowl, the Skeleton Key, and the Eye of Nocturnal. This [[DoNotTauntCthulhu usually ends badly for the thief]], however.however, as incidentally, most of the time it will be you that will recover her items (except the Gray Cowl and in the fourth game, the Skeleton Key where it's given as reward). Similarly, the legendary [[CatFolk Khajiit]] thief Rajhin stole the [[RingOfPower Ring of Khajiiti]] off the arm of [[ManipulativeBastard Mephala]] herself.
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