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21st Feb '18 11:08:10 AM ZimFan89
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* FanFic/LightningOnlyStrikesOnce has this trope invoked at least once. Lexa assassinates Charles Pike, but does so in a way that appears for all intents and purposes to have been an unintentional consequence of being attacked by troops from Mount Weather.

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* FanFic/LightningOnlyStrikesOnce ''FanFic/LightningOnlyStrikesOnce'' has this trope invoked at least once. Lexa assassinates Charles Pike, but does so in a way that appears for all intents and purposes to have been an unintentional consequence of being attacked by troops from Mount Weather.Weather.
* In ''Fanfic/TheUnabridgedMemoirsOfDarthPlagueisTheWise'', [[spoiler: Dooku]] bombs the Senate and plants evidence that the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Rim Liberation Front]] is responsible, in order to convince the Republic and the Jedi to take action against them. For now, it appears to have failed in this regard, as both groups have noted how convenient the evidence is, how little damage the attack did, and most tellingly, how the RLF hasn't actually claimed responsibility (which doesn't fit their MO).
8th Feb '18 9:08:02 AM CASCHero
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearPeaceWalker'': Hot Coldman thinks that by causing a Nuclear War, it would scare other nations into submission. When he ends up fatally wounded in the finale, he types in a final command to Peace Walker to send out a false signal that a nuclear warheads were launched and Snake can't convince the U.S Military otherwise when they see it on their radars. It's only due to Peace Walker suddenly moving on it's own [[spoiler: (implied to be the spirit of Big Boss herself)]] and drowning itself in the water to disrupt the signal that the situation is averted.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearPeaceWalker'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'': Hot Coldman thinks that by causing a Nuclear War, it would scare other nations into submission. When he ends up fatally wounded in the finale, he types in a final command to Peace Walker to send out a false signal that a nuclear warheads were launched and Snake can't convince the U.S Military otherwise when they see it on their radars. It's only due to Peace Walker suddenly moving on it's own [[spoiler: (implied to be the spirit of Big Boss herself)]] and drowning itself in the water to disrupt the signal that the situation is averted.
8th Feb '18 9:06:05 AM CASCHero
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearPeaceWalker'': Hot Coldman thinks that by causing a Nuclear War, it would scare other nations into submission. When he ends up fatally wounded in the finale, he types in a final command to Peace Walker to send out a false signal that a nuclear warheads were launched and Snake can't convince the U.S Military otherwise when they see it on their radars. It's only due to Peace Walker suddenly moving on it's own [[spoiler: (implied to be the spirit of Big Boss herself)]] and drowning itself in the water to disrupt the signal that the situation is averted.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' Easter special had the villain, a rhinoceros looking creature name Mitch, pit the rabbits and the chickens against each other in order for them to wipe each other out so he can take over the holiday (Under the pretense that the holiday was promoting useless things like candy and colored eggs when he could do it better by giving kids things like batteries and socks. He likewise was just tried of looking after the two). Ironically the plan ends up self defeating since, well, the sides were still kids and not exactly warriors. So at most they just end up slap fighting or general harmless rough housing until their mothers, whom June had managed to free from Mitch, tell them to knock it off.
8th Feb '18 8:43:29 AM CASCHero
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* Baroque Works in ''Manga/OnePiece'' occasionally pose as Alabastan troops attacking civilians in order to discredit the real army. Later, one agent actually transforms to look like the King of Alabasta to drive people into violent rebellion.

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* Baroque Works in ''Manga/OnePiece'' had several people and countries do this.
** Baroque Works
occasionally pose as Alabastan troops attacking civilians in order to discredit the real army. Later, one agent actually transforms to look like the King of Alabasta to drive people into violent rebellion.


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** Doflamingo did this to King Riku when he took over Dressrosa. Claiming to Riku he'll leave the country be if Riku gets a large sum of money to pay him off. Since the people of the island trust the king, they willingly give it up. Only once they nearly had the money, Doflamingo used his string powers to take control of Riku and his soldiers and attack the kingdom, making it seem like he had gone mad until Doflamingo comes in and "stops the villainous king", gaining the people's favor and taking the throne.
8th Feb '18 8:34:03 AM CASCHero
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** ''Anime/GundamWing'': OZ leader, Treize puts a plan into play by having the Gundam pilot think they're attacking on OZ base when really it's a conference where most of the Alliance is trying to aim for peace with the space colonies. When Heero destroys the ship carrying the delegates who were going for that option. The surviving Earth Alliance takes it as an act of war. Whoops.

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** ''Anime/GundamWing'': OZ leader, Treize Treize, puts a plan into play by having the Gundam pilot pilots think they're attacking on an OZ base when in really it's a conference where most of the Alliance is trying to aim for peace with the space colonies. When Heero destroys the ship carrying the delegates who were going for that option. The surviving Earth Alliance takes it as an act of war. Whoops.
8th Feb '18 7:51:06 AM CASCHero
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** ''Anime/GundamWing'': OZ leader, Treize puts a plan into play by having the Gundam pilot think they're attacking on OZ base when really it's a conference where most of the Alliance is trying to aim for peace with the space colonies. When Heero destroys the ship carrying the delegates who were going for that option. The surviving Earth Alliance takes it as an act of war. Whoops.
3rd Feb '18 10:34:16 AM Prfnoff
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* In the [[Film/PrinceValiant1997 1997 film version]] of ''Comic/PrinceValiant'', the vikings of Thule raid Camelot and steal Excalibur while dressed in Scottish garb (TheDragon even rips off a piece of his kilt and drops it on the floor). Naturally, King Arthur and his knights assume Scotland was responsible for the attack.

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* In the [[Film/PrinceValiant1997 1997 film version]] of ''Comic/PrinceValiant'', ''Film/PrinceValiant1997'', the vikings of Thule raid Camelot and steal Excalibur while dressed in Scottish garb (TheDragon even rips off a piece of his kilt and drops it on the floor). Naturally, King Arthur and his knights assume Scotland was responsible for the attack.
2nd Feb '18 4:46:09 PM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' begins with this as [[EvilTwin Gabranth]] poses as [[KnightInShiningArmor Basch]] and assassinates [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure King Raminas]], preventing him from signing [[TheKingdom Dalmasca's]] formal surrender to [[TheEmpire Archadia]], giving [[MagnificentBastard Vayne]] [[BigBad Solidor]] the pretext to move in and serve as regent to clamp down on the resulting unrest. [[spoiler:In a twist of fate, Basch ''permanently'' poses as Gabranth at the end.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' begins with this as [[EvilTwin Gabranth]] poses as [[KnightInShiningArmor Basch]] and assassinates [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure King Raminas]], preventing him from signing [[TheKingdom Dalmasca's]] Dalmasca's formal surrender to [[TheEmpire Archadia]], giving [[MagnificentBastard Vayne]] [[BigBad Solidor]] the pretext to move in and serve as regent to clamp down on the resulting unrest. [[spoiler:In a twist of fate, Basch ''permanently'' poses as Gabranth at the end.]]
2nd Feb '18 9:30:03 AM salvadorfranz
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** Unfortunately, history repeats itself on a much bigger scale in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel III'' where [[spoiler:a third survivor of the Hamel Incident ends up shooting the emperor with a gun made in Calvard for revenge. Except said survivor is afflicted with a curse in Erebonia, the same curse that started the Hamel Incident in the first place.]]
21st Jan '18 7:08:37 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Tansen and his men pretend to be assassins, leaving ''shir'' at the scenes of attacks against waterlords implicating others, setting the against each other.
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