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31st May '16 3:48:00 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Yasa exploits the Guild's orders to hide from them that she wants to leave the planet for purposes of her own.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Yasa exploits the Guild's orders to hide from them that she wants to leave the planet for purposes of her own.
30th May '16 9:17:56 AM ThraggLootrippa
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* After hearing Wrestling/JayLethal proclaim there were no challengers to his World Title left in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Wrestling/ColtCabana decided to end his self imposed five year exile from the promotion, where played to Lethal's pride for a non title match, which after winning he shouted "That's how you beat the World Champion!".[[/folder]]

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* After hearing Wrestling/JayLethal proclaim there were no challengers to his World Title left in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Wrestling/ColtCabana decided to end his self imposed five year exile from the promotion, where played to Lethal's pride for a non title match, which after winning he shouted "That's how you beat the World Champion!".[[/folder]]



25th May '16 10:31:56 AM Chabal2
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* In ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', [[MagnificentBastard Iago]] is the ''master of'' this, playing Brabantio's racism and paternalism, Cassio's low alcohol tolerance, Othello's [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], and Roderigo's lust (and lack of grey matter) all to his own advantage.
* In ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', the titular pirates won't hurt orphans. Everyone seems to know this and use it to escape from them, even ModernMajorGeneral Stanley.
-->'''Frederic'''. ''Then, again, you make a point of never molesting an orphan!''\\
'''Samuel'''. ''Of course: we are orphans ourselves, and know what it is.''\\
'''Frederic'''. ''Yes, but it has got about, and what is the consequence? Every one we capture says he's an orphan. The last three ships we took proved to be manned entirely by orphans, and so we had to let them go. One would think that Great Britain's mercantile navy was recruited solely from her orphan asylums, which we know is not the case.''
** That's just the best known one. The entire play is about this trope. For example: [[spoiler: Fredric's loyalty (by the pirates), the pirate's patriotism (by the police), Fredric's naivete (by Ruth), Stanley's patriotism (by the pirates)]]


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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': How a Tau world managed to fend off Hive Fleet Gorgon. Gorgon didn't have the numbers of a usual hive fleet, instead having an extremely fast rate of new adaptations. A first wave of hormagaunts got tangled in the underbrush, where they were slaughtered by Kroot forces. The waves after were smaller and nimbler... and therefore more vulnerable to Tau plasma fire. The wave after that was immune to plasma weaponry, but not solid-ammo Kroot rifles. And so on and so forth, until the Tau found the critical weakness: the Tyranids' reliance on a globally JackOfAllStats army meant there were fewer [[KeystoneArmy synapse creatures]] around, and by targeting them managed to push the swarm off the planet.
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* In ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', [[MagnificentBastard Iago]] is the ''master of'' this, playing Brabantio's racism and paternalism, Cassio's low alcohol tolerance, Othello's [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], and Roderigo's lust (and lack of grey matter) all to his own advantage.
* In ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', the titular pirates won't hurt orphans. Everyone seems to know this and use it to escape from them, even ModernMajorGeneral Stanley.
-->'''Frederic'''. ''Then, again, you make a point of never molesting an orphan!''\\
'''Samuel'''. ''Of course: we are orphans ourselves, and know what it is.''\\
'''Frederic'''. ''Yes, but it has got about, and what is the consequence? Every one we capture says he's an orphan. The last three ships we took proved to be manned entirely by orphans, and so we had to let them go. One would think that Great Britain's mercantile navy was recruited solely from her orphan asylums, which we know is not the case.''
** That's just the best known one. The entire play is about this trope. For example: [[spoiler: Fredric's loyalty (by the pirates), the pirate's patriotism (by the police), Fredric's naivete (by Ruth), Stanley's patriotism (by the pirates)]]
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16th May '16 1:21:18 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword ", Ascalante gloats at how he will deal with the men who think he is their tool.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword ", "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Ascalante gloats at how he will deal with the men who think he is their tool.
16th May '16 1:21:08 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword ", Ascalante gloats at how he will deal with the men who think he is their tool.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword ", Ascalante gloats at how he will deal with the men who think he is their tool.
15th May '16 9:36:21 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'': In "A Superfriend in Need", Velma manages to employ Bizarro's backwards thinking to make him leave Shaggy and Scooby alone and attack some of the Legion of Doom after all, for a person who thinks backwards, the logical thing to do is leave one's enemies alone and fight one's friends.
14th May '16 1:05:54 PM Piromano80
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobbletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' Cedric Diggory told Harry how to solve the Egg puzzle to repaid Harry helping him earlier. {{TheMole}} told [[KnigthInShinningArmor Cedric]] how to solve the puzzle knowing he will want to repaid Harry back.

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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobbletOfFire ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' Cedric Diggory told Harry how to solve the Egg puzzle to repaid Harry helping him earlier. {{TheMole}} [[TheMole The Mole]] told [[KnigthInShinningArmor [[KnightInShiningArmor Cedric]] how to solve the puzzle knowing he will want to repaid help Harry back.
14th May '16 1:00:46 PM Piromano80
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobbletOfFire The Goblet of Fire]]'' Cedric Diggory told Harry how to solve the Egg puzzle to repaid Harry helping him earlier. {{TheMole}} told [[KnigthInShinningArmor Cedric]] how to solve the puzzle knowing he will want to repaid Harry back.
6th May '16 9:46:40 AM skidoo23
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** In recent seasons the fact the Doctor cannot resist a mystery has been established as a flaw which becomes the core of the events of "Face the Raven", leading to tragic consequences for his companion.
** The Doctor's loyalty to his companions is often exploited by villains and is described directly as one of his weaknesses by the immortal (and occasional adversary) Ashildr.
27th Apr '16 10:36:57 AM Generality
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Realizing Jafar's wishes are motivated by his lust for power, Aladdin points out that the most powerful thing he can be is a genie, omitting the major side effect of all that power: [[SealedEvilInACan being bound to a lamp]] and forced to grant the wishes of its owner.



* A notable example from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Cadsuane Sedai is overseeing the interrogation of one of the Forsaken, [[TheDreaded Semirhage]]: an extremely powerful, immortal, experienced channeler from the Age of Legends, and a sadistic torturer who was so feared in her own time that prisoners would kill themselves rather than face the smallest part of her wrath. Cadsuane notes that the Aes Sedai who have her under guard are getting nothing from Semirhage, who almost seems to be enjoying herself, and realizes it's because that Semirhage's reputation and power are still things that people in the present time know, fear, and above all ''respect.'' [[spoiler: She winds up breaking that spell by [[HumiliationConga taking Semirhage over her knee and spanking her like an unruly child, forcing her to eat off of the floor like an animal, and other petty little punishments]] in order to BreakTheHaughty in the eyes of her jailors.]]

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* A notable example from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Cadsuane Sedai is overseeing the interrogation of one of the Forsaken, [[TheDreaded Semirhage]]: an extremely powerful, immortal, experienced channeler from the Age of Legends, and a sadistic torturer who was so feared in her own time that prisoners would kill themselves rather than face the smallest part of her wrath. Cadsuane notes that the Aes Sedai who have her under guard are getting nothing from Semirhage, who almost seems to be enjoying herself, and realizes it's because that Semirhage's reputation and power are still things that people in the present time know, fear, and above all ''respect.'' [[spoiler: She winds up breaking that spell by [[HumiliationConga taking Semirhage over her knee and spanking her like an unruly child, forcing her to eat off of the floor like an animal, and other petty little punishments]] in order to BreakTheHaughty in the eyes of her jailors.]]]] Interestingly, she comes up with this method after considering [[NotSoDifferent how she would go about breaking]] ''[[NotSoDifferent herself]]''.
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