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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' season 5 has the episode "Cape Feare" where Bart plays upon Sideshow Bob's need to showcase his unappreciated musical talent by getting him to sing the entire ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'' score until police can save him.
10th Aug '16 5:05:36 PM damus2300
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' season 1 shows Mr. Gold rigging the sheriff's election by playing on Emma's need to show her son Henry that she is an IdealHero.
8th Aug '16 12:08:00 AM DefyingGallifrey
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** A good example is the Doctor's defeat of the Silence in "Day of the Moon," although that could be better called 'strength exploitation.' He uses the Silence's powers of post-hypnotic suggestion against them to devastating effect.
** In "The Time of the Doctor", the Doctor kills a Cyberman by exploiting his own sonic's uselessness against wood and twisting the truth in a scenario where he is unable to lie.
2nd Aug '16 1:31:59 AM damus2300
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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', [[spoiler: Keyser Soze plays on Cujan's high opinion of his deduction skills to make him believe Keaton was the mastermind instead of him]].


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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael (in the episode where he helps his brother Nate's friend get out from under the thumb of a family of gun runners) in no uncertain terms says manipulating people's weaknesses is a crucial spy skill.
1st Aug '16 6:28:24 PM damus2300
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Nina gets Suzaku to have his robot armed with a FREIA bomb by claiming it is the only way to avenge Euphie. She regrets this later when he accidentally nukes Tokyo.
29th Jul '16 5:42:55 PM damus2300
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** Renly also has been attempting to foist Margaery Tyrell on his brother King Robert as a mistress by constantly reminding him how much she looks like his late Lady Lyanna Stark. It doesn't work.
27th Jul '16 10:00:50 PM damus2300
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** Attempted on Eddard Stark in ''Literature/AGameOfThrones''. He finds out about the book of genealogies Jon Arryn was last reading and Pycelle tries to discourage him by reminding him of how dull and boring it is.
** In ''Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg'', Bloodraven lured out and killed Daemon Blackfyre at the Redgrass Field by shooting his son because he knew his father wouldn't leave him behind.



* Attempted on Eddard Stark in ''Literature/AGameOfThrones''. He finds out about the book of genealogies Jon Arryn was last reading and Pycelle tries to discourage him by reminding him of how dull and boring it is.
27th Jul '16 9:56:22 PM damus2300
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler:Hans gets Elsa to have a HeroicBSOD by telling her her sister Anna is dead and its her fault. Then he tries to kill her.]]
27th Jul '16 9:52:52 PM damus2300
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* In ''Film/BatmanForever'', Batman exploits The Riddler's need to be smarter than everyone else and Two-Face's compulsion to judge his decisions with the flip of a coin to defeat them both.
* In ''Film/TheGodfather'', Sonny is lured into an ambush after his brother-in-law beats up his sister. This is to exploit his hot headedness and love of family.
26th Jul '16 7:50:04 PM damus2300
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* Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is quite good at this.
** "The Yoko Factor" is an episode where he just plays the gang against each other using their various insecurities.
** Another episode has Glory capturing him but he uses her vanity and temper against her so he can escape.
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