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24th Sep '15 8:37:13 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', the villains create fake Faberge eggs to swap out for the real ones they are selling to finance their schemes. After it becomes necessary to reclaim on of the real eggs, Kamal Khan claims it is one of the fakes only to wince in horror as his partner General Orlov smashes it.
* In ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', the orb Quill hands to Yondu in the end does not contain the Infinity Stone but a troll figure. [[StolenMacGuffinReveal Quill later reveals the real orb to his team mates]].

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* In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', the villains create fake Faberge eggs to swap out for the real ones they are selling to finance their schemes. After it becomes necessary to reclaim on one of the real eggs, Kamal Khan claims it is one of the fakes only to wince in horror as his partner General Orlov smashes it.
* In ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', the orb Quill hands to Yondu in the end does not contain the Infinity Stone but a troll figure. [[StolenMacGuffinReveal Quill later reveals the real orb to his team mates]].



* In ''Literature/SevenAncientWonders'' by MatthewReilly, the villain is trying to complete a ritual that will give him awesome power, in which a box of sand from his homeland will play a key part. The hero is a globetrotting adventurer who always carries with him, as a reminder of home, a jar of his own home soil. I don't think I need to spell out what happens, do I?

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* In ''Literature/SevenAncientWonders'' by MatthewReilly, Creator/MatthewReilly, the villain is trying to complete a ritual that will give him awesome power, in which a box of sand from his homeland will play a key part. The hero is a globetrotting adventurer who always carries with him, as a reminder of home, a jar of his own home soil. I don't think I need to spell out what happens, do I?These two facts inevitably come together in the climax.
24th Sep '15 8:21:59 PM eroock
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* In ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', the orb Quill hands to Yondu in the end does not contain the Infinity Stone but a troll figure. [[StolenMacGuffinReveal Quill later reveals the real orb to his team mates]].
2nd Sep '15 7:21:00 PM PaulA
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* [[Film/CloakAndDagger Cloak & Dagger]]: When Davey's friend is kidnapped by the villains, and they demand the game cartridge (which has government secrets hidden on an extra chip), Jack Flack advises Davey to steal ("Requisition necessary mission equipment) a cartridge of the same title from the video game store, and use that in the exchange. It works, and Kim is released, but when Rice sees the sticker for the store on the back of the cartridge, the chase is on.

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* [[Film/CloakAndDagger Cloak & Dagger]]: ''Film/CloakAndDagger'': When Davey's friend is kidnapped by the villains, and they demand the game cartridge (which has government secrets hidden on an extra chip), Jack Flack advises Davey to steal ("Requisition necessary mission equipment) equipment") a cartridge of the same title from the video game store, and use that in the exchange. It works, and Kim is released, but when Rice sees the sticker for the store on the back of the cartridge, the chase is on.
2nd Sep '15 8:54:10 AM robbulldog
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* ''Film/Cloak&Dagger'': When Davey's friend is kidnapped by the villains, and they demand the game cartridge (which has government secrets hidden on an extra chip), Jack Flack advises Davey to steal ("Requisition necessary mission equipment) a cartridge of the same title from the video game store, and use that in the exchange. It works, and Kim is released, but when Rice sees the sticker for the store on the back of the cartridge, the chase is on.

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* ''Film/Cloak&Dagger'': [[Film/CloakAndDagger Cloak & Dagger]]: When Davey's friend is kidnapped by the villains, and they demand the game cartridge (which has government secrets hidden on an extra chip), Jack Flack advises Davey to steal ("Requisition necessary mission equipment) a cartridge of the same title from the video game store, and use that in the exchange. It works, and Kim is released, but when Rice sees the sticker for the store on the back of the cartridge, the chase is on.
2nd Sep '15 8:53:13 AM robbulldog
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* ''Film/Cloak&Dagger'': When Davey's friend is kidnapped by the villains, and they demand the game cartridge (which has government secrets hidden on an extra chip), Jack Flack advises Davey to steal ("Requisition necessary mission equipment) a cartridge of the same title from the video game store, and use that in the exchange. It works, and Kim is released, but when Rice sees the sticker for the store on the back of the cartridge, the chase is on.
13th Jul '15 11:25:39 PM Koveras
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* It's possible to OutGambit two parties of Drow in ''BaldursGateIIShadowsOfAmn'' with a pair of Dragon Eggs. Whether or not you achieve this depends on your Int score however..

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* It's possible to OutGambit two parties of Drow in ''BaldursGateIIShadowsOfAmn'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIShadowsOfAmn'' with a pair of Dragon Eggs. Whether or not you achieve this depends on your Int score however..
16th Jun '15 7:03:18 PM nombretomado
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* Villainous example: The Joker pulls one of these to get his hands on the all-powerful "worlogog" in a JusticeLeague story.

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* Villainous example: The Joker pulls one of these to get his hands on the all-powerful "worlogog" in a JusticeLeague Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} story.
7th May '15 9:48:49 AM 1810072342
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** However, one that actually does work is at the very start of the game, although it's not revealed until later - the Princess Peach whose voice was stolen by Cackletta was a decoy, and the real Princess was hidden.
11th Apr '15 1:05:31 AM PaulA
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*** This ends up overlapping with BluffTheImpostor -- Ian is suspicious of the villain, who is doing a bad job of posing as the person they were actually supposed to give the keys to. If he'd really been who he pretended to be, he would have been able to spot the fake, having created them and the device that requires them in the first place.
8th Apr '15 11:56:02 PM Nezumi
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*** This ends up overlapping with BluffTheImpostor -- Ian is suspicious of the villain, who is doing a bad job of posing as the person they were actually supposed to give the keys to. If he'd really been who he pretended to be, he would have been able to spot the fake, having created them and the device that requires them in the first place.
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