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8th May '16 6:25:58 PM foxley
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* In ''The Hot Rock'' by Donald Westlake, a team of crooks is hired to steal a valuable emerald. After five separate attempts to get it, all but the last of which fail, they finally get their hands on it -- and the diplomat who hired them stiffs them. So they [[spoiler: steal it back from him, give it to a rival nation in exchange for a fake version, and wait for him to try to buy it off of them so they can reveal that they sold him a fake.]]

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* In ''The ''[[Literature/{{Dortmunder}} The Hot Rock'' Rock]]'' by Donald Westlake, a team of crooks is hired to steal a valuable emerald. After five separate attempts to get it, all but the last of which fail, they finally get their hands on it -- and the diplomat who hired them stiffs them. So they [[spoiler: steal it back from him, give it to a rival nation in exchange for a fake version, and wait for him to try to buy it off of them so they can reveal that they sold him a fake.]]
4th Mar '16 8:42:43 AM MegaMarioMan
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* The plot of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''.

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* The plot of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''. At first, Ratchet is hired by Abercrombie Fizzwidget, CEO of Megacorp, to retrieve a mysterious experiment from a more mysterious thief who stole it. After successfully getting it and returning it to Fizzwidget, the CEO starts trying to get rid of the duo. After that, [[WellIntentionedExtremist the thief]] reveals the reason why he stole it, and convinces Ratchet and Clank to try and get it back from Fizzwidget before the (very violent) experiment can be put on the market.



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16th Feb '16 12:03:40 PM Angelus25
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* In ''X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain'', Thomas Halloway and his ersatz X-Men (Cyclops, Captain Logan, and Eugene Judd) are hired by Halloway's old father figure Cain Marko to steal the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak from a temple in Madripoor. When they deliver the gem, Marko double crosses them; he paid them in ''newspaper''. They don't go after Marko -- because someone beat them to it. They decide to track down Marko's killer instead, reasoning that whoever did him in must now have the gem.

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* In ''X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain'', Thomas Halloway and his ersatz X-Men (Cyclops, Captain Logan, and Eugene Judd) are hired by Halloway's old father figure Cain Marko to steal the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak from a temple in Madripoor. When they deliver the gem, Marko double crosses doublecrosses them; he paid them in ''newspaper''. They don't go after Marko -- because someone beat them to it. They decide to track down Marko's killer instead, reasoning that whoever did him in must now have the gem.
3rd May '15 12:57:28 PM Micah
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* In ''The Hot Rock'' by Donald Westlake, a team of crooks is hired to steal a valuable emerald. After five separate attempts to get it, all but the last of which fail, they finally get their hands on it -- and the diplomat who hired them stiffs them. So they [[spoiler: steal it back from him, give it to a rival nation in exchange for a fake version, and wait for him to try to buy it off of them so they can reveal that they sold him a fake.]]
9th Apr '15 11:36:24 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 2'''s second level sets this up, to some degree. Also in ''Eye of Indra''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 2'''s ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'''s second level sets this up, to some degree. Also in ''Eye of Indra''.
26th Feb '15 6:08:50 PM jormis29
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* Jeremy Archer finds this out in the first novel of the ''WebOriginal/ShadowOfTheTemplar'' webseries, The Morning Star.

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* Jeremy Archer finds this out in the first novel of the ''WebOriginal/ShadowOfTheTemplar'' ''Literature/ShadowOfTheTemplar'' webseries, The Morning Star.
26th Feb '15 1:46:07 AM jormis29
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* Jeremy Archer finds this out in the first novel of the ''{{Shadow of the Templar}}'' webseries, The Morning Star.

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* Jeremy Archer finds this out in the first novel of the ''{{Shadow of the Templar}}'' ''WebOriginal/ShadowOfTheTemplar'' webseries, The Morning Star.
9th Feb '15 8:09:29 PM erforce
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* The first ''MissionImpossible'' starts with a caper that goes wrong, leaving the surviving member framed. The second caper is to recover the stolen information and expose the mole.

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* The first ''MissionImpossible'' ''Film/MissionImpossible'' starts with a caper that goes wrong, leaving the surviving member framed. The second caper is to recover the stolen information and expose the mole.
13th Jul '14 1:34:08 PM Korodzik
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* The JeffreyArcher book ''Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less'' is about a stock market fraud and the subsequent attempts of the defrauded parties to steal back the exact amount they were scammed out of. At the end [[spoiler:the originally worthless oil company stocks are suddenly valuable -- after an oil strike nearby -- and they have to find a way to run the whole theft in reverse to return the money.]]

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* The JeffreyArcher book ''Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less'' ''Literature/NotAPennyMoreNotAPennyLess'' is about a stock market fraud and the subsequent attempts of the defrauded parties to steal back the exact amount they were scammed out of. At the end [[spoiler:the originally worthless oil company stocks are suddenly valuable -- after an oil strike nearby -- and they have to find a way to run the whole theft in reverse to return the money.]]
2nd Jul '14 7:39:57 PM Luigifan
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# After pulling it off, they learn that they were hired under false pretenses--they don't get paid, or their employer isn't who they thought, or the [[CaperRationalization justification]] they were given for the theft turns out to be a lie.

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# After pulling it off, they learn that they were hired under false pretenses--they don't get paid, or their employer isn't who they thought, or the [[CaperRationalization justification]] they were given for the theft [[MotivationalLie turns out to be a lie.lie]].



* In ''X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain'', Thomas Halloway and his ersatz X-Men (Cyclops, Captain Logan, and Eugene Judd) are hired by Halloway's old father figure Cain Marko to steal the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak from a temple in Madripoor. When they deliver the gem, Marko double crosses them; he payed them in ''newspaper''. They don't go after Marko-- because someone beat them to it. They decide to track down Marko's killer instead, reasoning that whoever did him in must now have the gem.

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* In ''X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain'', Thomas Halloway and his ersatz X-Men (Cyclops, Captain Logan, and Eugene Judd) are hired by Halloway's old father figure Cain Marko to steal the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak from a temple in Madripoor. When they deliver the gem, Marko double crosses them; he payed paid them in ''newspaper''. They don't go after Marko-- Marko -- because someone beat them to it. They decide to track down Marko's killer instead, reasoning that whoever did him in must now have the gem.



* The MIT kids [[spoiler: do this to their teacher]] in ''Film/TwentyOne''.

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* The MIT kids [[spoiler: do [[spoiler:do this to their teacher]] in ''Film/TwentyOne''.



* The JeffreyArcher book ''Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less'' is about a stock market fraud and the subsequent attempts of the defrauded parties to steal back the exact amount they were scammed out of. At the end [[spoiler: the originally worthless oil company stocks are suddenly valuable--after an oil strike nearby--and they have to find a way to run the whole theft in reverse to return the money.]]

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* The JeffreyArcher book ''Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less'' is about a stock market fraud and the subsequent attempts of the defrauded parties to steal back the exact amount they were scammed out of. At the end [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the originally worthless oil company stocks are suddenly valuable--after valuable -- after an oil strike nearby--and nearby -- and they have to find a way to run the whole theft in reverse to return the money.]]



* Garrett, the genius thief from the classic ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'', does this to [[spoiler: Constantine]] after a rather painful discovery.

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* Garrett, the genius thief from the classic ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'', does this to [[spoiler: Constantine]] [[spoiler:Constantine]] after a rather painful discovery.
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