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21st Sep '16 2:03:22 PM Sharlee
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* On a similar note, a series of Discover Card commercials with the slogan "We treat you like you'd treat you" have featured someone phoning a Discover customer-service center, and speaking to a service person who's played by the same actor as themselves. Once this pattern because well-established, they released one in which the service person is ''not'' a metaphor for service-quality, but the caller's actual twin sister.
10th Sep '16 2:04:56 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': A recurring theme in the shorts featuring Spike is that Jerry repeatedly exploits SelectiveEnforcement, knowing that even if Spike sees Jerry causing trouble with his own eyes, he will ''always'' single Tom out for the duo's antics.
5th Sep '16 10:16:53 AM Nintendoman01
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** In Dark Horse's ''Angel & Faith'' comics, Angel also exploits MoralityPet by having Faith around. As he explains, the main reason he keeps Faith around is so she can act as what she didn't have during his tenure as [[BigBad Twilight]] during ''Buffy'' Season Eight: a friend he trusted to stop him from JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
18th Jul '16 2:19:45 AM Morgenthaler
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Note that a DangerouslyGenreSavvy might also take into account the upcoming trope might be a trick, and this is a SubvertedTrope. Thus that character might [[XanatosGambit plan for either outcome]].

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Note that a DangerouslyGenreSavvy clever character might also take into account the upcoming trope might be a trick, and this is a SubvertedTrope. Thus that character might [[XanatosGambit plan for either outcome]].
3rd Jul '16 5:31:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'', BigBad Makuta put the PhysicalGod Mata Nui into an endless sleep, but he knows that heroes will wake him up again BecauseDestinySaysSo. Rather than waste a ton of resources trying to stop the heroes, he arranges things so that [[spoiler:''he's'' in control of Mata Nui's body when it wakes]].

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* In ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'', ''{{Toys/Bionicle}}'', BigBad Makuta put the PhysicalGod Mata Nui into an endless sleep, but he knows that heroes will wake him up again BecauseDestinySaysSo. Rather than waste a ton of resources trying to stop the heroes, he arranges things so that [[spoiler:''he's'' in control of Mata Nui's body when it wakes]].
18th Jun '16 1:07:11 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'': General Teddie exploits BigBrotherInstinct by claiming he has Nanako, Yu's cousin, captive, knowing that Nanako's safety is one of Yu's top priorities.

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* ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'': General Teddie exploits BigBrotherInstinct by claiming he has Nanako, Yu's cousin, captive, knowing that Nanako's safety is one of Yu's top priorities.
priorities and will motivate him to participate in the P-1 Grand Prix.
18th Jun '16 12:45:12 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'': General Teddie exploits BigBrotherInstinct by claiming he has Nanako, Yu's cousin, captive, knowing that Nanako's safety is one of Yu's top priorities.
27th May '16 2:29:55 AM Nintendoman01
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** Piccolo successfully exploits YearInsideHourOutside shortly after this by having Trunks and Goten train in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber; though he can only stall Buu for a few minutes at most, those few minutes enable Trunks and Goten to get several hours worth of training.
15th May '16 11:28:59 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In the ''After the Fall'' comics, Gunn ([[AndThenJohnWasAZombie who, by this time is a vampire]]) takes advantage of Connor's [[LikesOlderWomen liking for older women]] by sending in Gwen Raiden to [[HoneyTrap get close to him]] and act as the team's [[TheMole mole]].

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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In the ''After the Fall'' comics, Gunn ([[AndThenJohnWasAZombie who, by this time is a vampire]]) takes advantage of Connor's [[LikesOlderWomen liking for older women]] by sending in Gwen Raiden to [[HoneyTrap get close to him]] and act as the team's [[TheMole mole]].


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** Near the end of the ''After the Fall'' comics, Angel exploits IWantThemAlive by provoking Gunn into killing him, knowing that the [[GreaterScopeVillain Senior Partners]]' entire EvilPlan hinges on corrupting him to their side. As a result, the Partners are forced to hit the ResetButton to undo all of the time that Los Angeles was in Hell, which is exactly what Angel expected them to do.
13th Apr '16 2:25:28 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': On several occasions, the Animorphs exploit [[BigBad Visser Three]]'s status as a BadBoss, knowing that his leadership makes the Yeerks less effective. Indeed, it works to their advantage on multiple occasions; more than once, some of the Visser's subordinates have found evidence that the Animorphs were in fact humans, due to such clues as a pair of jeans floating in the sea after a confrontation by a beach. However, due to their fear of the Visser's intolerance and possible wrath, they choose not to question his beliefs (Visser Three was firmly convinced that the Animorphs could ''only'' be Andalites due to his belief that the Andalites would ''never'' share their technology, especially the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting morphing technology, with other species).

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': On several occasions, the Animorphs exploit [[BigBad Visser Three]]'s status as a BadBoss, knowing that his leadership makes the Yeerks less effective. Indeed, it works to their advantage on multiple occasions; more than once, some of the Visser's subordinates have found evidence that the Animorphs were in fact humans, due to such clues as a pair of jeans floating in the sea after a confrontation by a beach. However, due to their fear of the Visser's intolerance and possible wrath, they choose not to question his beliefs (Visser Three was firmly convinced that the Animorphs could ''only'' be Andalites due to his belief that the Andalites would ''never'' share their technology, especially the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting morphing technology, technology]], with other species).
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