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24th Aug '16 6:48:16 PM PaulA
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* Inverted in ''[[Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet The Crown of Dalemark]]'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones. Mitt goes to Aberath to steal the Adon's ring, which is reputed to fit anyone of royal blood. Alk gives him the ring and also a copy, which has no such magical properties. Mitt gives the real ring to Maewen (who is pretending to be the heir to the throne, but really isn't) and keeps the copy, which fits him. Later it turns out that Alk switched the two rings. Guess who ends up wearing the crown.

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* Inverted in ''[[Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet The Crown of Dalemark]]'' ''Literature/TheCrownOfDalemark'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones. Mitt goes to Aberath to steal the Adon's ring, which is reputed to fit anyone of royal blood. Alk gives him the ring and also a copy, which has no such magical properties. Mitt gives the real ring to Maewen (who is pretending to be the heir to the throne, but really isn't) and keeps the copy, which fits him. Later it turns out that Alk switched the two rings. Guess who ends up wearing the crown.
18th Jul '16 4:57:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** Cassidy goes on to use said fake to her advantage to OutGambit Narcissa back with her own weapon. However, the second time she tries this trick with Deus, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he's more than aware she was going to do it and shots the fake before requesting the real one.]]

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** Cassidy goes on to use said fake to her advantage to OutGambit Narcissa back with her own weapon. However, the second time she tries this trick with Deus, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he's more than aware she was going to do it and shots the fake before requesting the real one.]]
23rd Jun '16 1:11:14 AM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/JonahHex'': In #9 and #10 of the original series, {{Bandito}} el Papagayo forces Jonah to aid him in a raid on a Mexican fortress in Veracruz to steal a store of gold bars. After a series of double-crosses that have left almost everyone except Jonah dead, Jonah is caught outside with the gold during a storm. The rain washes the gold paint off the bars, revealing them to be worthless. It turns out the Mexican government had secretly removed the gold from the fortress several days before the raid, leaving behind the fake gold as a distraction.
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.
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