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4th Dec '17 4:44:26 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Biblical Book of Judith (considered Apocrypha by Jews and, following them, Protestants), our heroine convinces the Assyrian general Holofernes who is besieging her city that she will betray the Jews to him. Then she waits for him to get drunk and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_Judith_Beheading_Holofernes.jpg does this.]]

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* In the Biblical Book of Judith Literature/BookOfJudith (considered Apocrypha by Jews and, following them, Protestants), our heroine convinces the Assyrian general Holofernes who is besieging her city that she will betray the Jews to him. Then she waits for him to get drunk and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_Judith_Beheading_Holofernes.jpg does this.]]
18th Oct '17 4:32:19 PM KaisertheGreat
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* Rogue does this is ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', but the X-Men actually don't believe her at first and lock her up when she comes to warn them about the Brotherhoods plan, until they start doing exactly what she said they would do. This is because it seemed she had done this in an earlier episode only to lure the X-Men into a trap. It's ambiguous as to whether she was pulling a fake defection all long, or legitimately joined the Brotherhood, only to later change her mind and claim she was so the X-Men would take her back.

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* Rogue does this is ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', but the X-Men actually don't believe her at first and lock her up when she comes to warn them about the Brotherhoods plan, until they start doing exactly what she said they would do. This is because it seemed she had done this in an earlier episode only to lure the X-Men into a trap. It's ambiguous as to whether she was pulling a fake defection all long, along, or legitimately joined the Brotherhood, only to later change her mind and claim she was so the X-Men would take her back.
18th Sep '17 12:14:21 AM WolfMattGrey
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* ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} does this is ''ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers'', pretending to join [[spoiler:Magneto and a temporarily insane Scarlet Witch.]] He soon gets discovered, though, because he did everything he could to avoid [[ShootYourMate harming the Avengers]].
11th Sep '17 10:22:16 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Manga/{{The Legend Of Zelda Four Swords|{{Adventures}} Plus'' manga, [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".

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* In the ''Manga/{{The Legend Of Zelda Four Swords|{{Adventures}} Swords|Adventures}} Plus'' manga, [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".
11th Sep '17 10:21:51 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Plus'' manga, [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".

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* In the ''Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords ''Manga/{{The Legend Of Zelda Four Swords|{{Adventures}} Plus'' manga, [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".
11th Sep '17 10:20:27 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Plus'' [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga]], [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".

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* In the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords ''Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Plus'' [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga]], manga, [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Itachi Uchiha]] of the criminal organization Akatsuki is revealed after his death to have been a double agent who was loyal to [[spoiler:Konoha]] the entire time. In fact, the real reason [[spoiler:he killed his entire clan]] was to prevent a civil war which would have devastated the village; in exchange, his superiors promised that they would [[spoiler:spare his brother Sasuke.]]
** Viewing his previous behavior in light of this revelation makes it pretty clear that he was doing best to delay Akatsuki and not kill anyone.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Itachi Uchiha]] of the criminal organization Akatsuki is revealed after his death to have been a double agent who was loyal to [[spoiler:Konoha]] the entire time. In fact, the real reason [[spoiler:he killed his entire clan]] was to prevent a civil war which would have devastated the village; in exchange, his superiors promised that they would [[spoiler:spare his brother Sasuke.]]
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]] Viewing his previous behavior in light of this revelation makes it pretty clear that he was doing best to delay Akatsuki and not kill anyone.
25th Aug '17 6:18:25 AM RezaMaulana98
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* On ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', Kamen Rider Lazer/Kiriya Kujo is revived by the series' true BigBad [[spoiler: Masamune Dan]] and is originally shown to be sided with [[Masamune's]] side instead of Emu/Ex-Aid's side. Turns out, [[spoiler:all of this is a ploy by him to swipe back the Proto Gashats that Masamune stole earlier in the story, taking full advantage of his tendency to lie to fool Masamune that he has willingly joined his side following his revival.]]

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* On ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', Kamen Rider Lazer/Kiriya Kujo is revived by the series' true BigBad [[spoiler: Masamune [[spoiler:Masamune Dan]] and is originally shown to be sided with [[Masamune's]] [[spoiler:Masamune's]] side instead of Emu/Ex-Aid's side. Turns out, [[spoiler:all of this is a ploy by him to swipe back the Proto Gashats that Masamune stole earlier in the story, taking full advantage of his tendency to lie to fool Masamune that he has willingly joined his side following his revival.]]
25th Aug '17 6:16:40 AM RezaMaulana98
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* On ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', Kamen Rider Lazer/Kiriya Kujo is revived by the series' true BigBad [[spoiler: Masamune Dan]] and is originally shown to be sided with [[Masamune's]] side instead of Emu/Ex-Aid's side. Turns out, [[spoiler:all of this is a ploy by him to swipe back the Proto Gashats that Masamune stole earlier in the story, taking full advantage of his tendency to lie to fool Masamune that he has willingly joined his side following his revival.]]
18th Aug '17 10:30:04 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In 1st Samuel, David decides to offer his services to a Philistine lord in order to hide himself from King Saul. It works for a little over a year until the other Philistine lords see him and the other Hebrews with David and suspect that he is this trope working undercover to take down the Philistines from within in order to please his "true master".
17th Jul '17 11:45:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', in the season 3 episode "Enemies," Angel pretends to have turned into his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide evil alter ego]] Angelus. Buffy is in on the plan, but the audience doesn't find out until [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the moment when Angel reveals himself.]]

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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the season 3 episode "Enemies," Angel pretends to have turned into his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide evil alter ego]] Angelus. Buffy is in on the plan, but the audience doesn't find out until [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the moment when Angel reveals himself.]]



* In several episodes of the second season of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tom Paris becomes sullen and insubordinate so his fake defection (part of a mission to root out an informant) looks real.
** He goes as far as setting up a gambling ring and skimming from the betting pool to increase the appearance of an unreliable, unethical officer.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'': In order to get to her daughter on board a Cylon Baseship, Athena tells Caprica Six that she thinks that Hera is safer there.

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* In several episodes of the second season of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tom Paris becomes sullen and insubordinate so his fake defection (part of a mission to root out an informant) looks real.
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real. He goes as far as setting up a gambling ring and skimming from the betting pool to increase the appearance of an unreliable, unethical officer.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'': Galactica|2003}}'':
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In order to get to her daughter on board a Cylon Baseship, Athena tells Caprica Six that she thinks that Hera is safer there.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In the episode "Shades of Grey", Colonel O'Neill gets suspended from duty for stealing technology from aliens. This allows him to infiltrate a group of bad guys, but in the process he alienates his team, who are quite shocked at his behaviour (not being in on the plan). Of course, they're all friends again by the next episode.
** Interesting thing is that in that episode Daniel appears to have a friendly talk to Jack at the end, and reveals he came because he lost the draw.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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In the episode "Shades of Grey", Colonel O'Neill gets suspended from duty for stealing technology from aliens. This allows him to infiltrate a group of bad guys, but in the process he alienates his team, who are quite shocked at his behaviour (not being in on the plan). Of course, they're all friends again by the next episode.
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episode. Interesting thing is that in that episode Daniel appears to have a friendly talk to Jack at the end, and reveals he came because he lost the draw.



*** Teal'c is also brainwashed by Apophis into thinking that he was this trope, when he was "really" still loyal to Apophis.

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*** ** Teal'c is also brainwashed by Apophis into thinking that he was this trope, when he was "really" still loyal to Apophis.



* In the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "The Economist," we see Hurley questioning Locke's leadership. In his next scene, he tells Sayid and Kate that he has abandoned Locke's group. It turns out to be a ruse, to which the audience was kept in the dark.
** Also, Benjamin Linus pulls this in "What They Died For", even going as far as to [[spoiler: kill Charles Widmore (though that part probably wasn't an act)]] to convince the Man in Black where his loyalties lie. Oddly enough, he doesn't actually accomplish much, other than to [[spoiler: allow Miles and Richard to escape the Man in Black's wrath and eventually get off the island]].

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
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In the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "The Economist," we see Hurley questioning Locke's leadership. In his next scene, he tells Sayid and Kate that he has abandoned Locke's group. It turns out to be a ruse, to which the audience was kept in the dark.
** Also, Benjamin Linus pulls this in "What They Died For", even going as far as to [[spoiler: kill Charles Widmore (though that part probably wasn't an act)]] to convince the Man in Black where his loyalties lie. Oddly enough, he doesn't actually accomplish much, other than to [[spoiler: allow Miles and Richard to escape the Man in Black's wrath and eventually get off the island]].



* It is revealed late in season 4 of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' that Scorpius has pulled one of these on the Scarran emperor. For a time, it is unclear if his devotion to the Peacekeepers was the real fake, but when he helps destroy the Scarran's evolutionary edge, it becomes obvious that his loyalties never lay with them.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
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It is revealed late in season 4 of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' that Scorpius has pulled one of these on the Scarran emperor. For a time, it is unclear if his devotion to the Peacekeepers was the real fake, but when he helps destroy the Scarran's evolutionary edge, it becomes obvious that his loyalties never lay with them.



* Adric from ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this not once but ''three times'' during his tenure as a companion. Unfortunately, most fans miss the "fake" part (except in "Four to Doomsday" where he actually ''does'' side with the villain, but only because [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter he seriously believes that Monarch's intentions are benevolent]]) and use it as credibility towards his status as TheScrappy.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Adric from ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this not once but ''three times'' during his tenure as a companion. Unfortunately, most fans miss the "fake" part (except in "Four to Doomsday" where he actually ''does'' side with the villain, but only because [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter he seriously believes that Monarch's intentions are benevolent]]) and use it as credibility towards his status as TheScrappy.
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