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8th May '16 2:37:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Savannah Swingsaw'' MackBolan discovers an elite KGB assassin is after a petty embezzler, so he gets thrown into prison in order to get close to the kid, avert the plot and find out why he's being targeted. Hal Brognola creates a fake criminal record, but Bolan commits a burglary so he'll be caught by local police. Things go pear-shaped when some fellow vigilantes recognise Bolan and bust him out, [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike thinking they're doing him a favour]].

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* In ''Savannah Swingsaw'' MackBolan Mack Bolan "Literature/TheExecutioner" discovers an elite KGB assassin is after a petty embezzler, so he gets thrown into prison in order to get close to the kid, avert the plot and find out why he's being targeted. Hal Brognola creates a fake criminal record, but Bolan commits a burglary so he'll be caught by local police. Things go pear-shaped when some fellow vigilantes recognise Bolan and bust him out, [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike thinking they're doing him a favour]].
1st May '16 8:28:14 PM JackG
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* The Creator/SteveMcQueen movie ''Nevada Smith'' (1966). Max Sand discovers that Bowdre, one of the three men who murdered his parents, is in prison. Smith commits a robbery and allows himself to get caught. They escape the prison together, [[YouKilledMyFather whereupon Smith murders Bowdre after revealing his identity]].
1st May '16 5:19:11 PM JackG
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** Showing extraordinary confidence in the ability of the Machine to protect her, Root lets herself be [[BlindfoldedTrip black-hooded]] and dragged off to a BlackSite for interrogation, in order to free another prisoner there. Sameen Shaw is posing as her CIA captor, to assist where necessary.

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** Showing [[MachineWorship extraordinary confidence confidence]] in the ability of the Machine to protect her, Root lets herself be [[BlindfoldedTrip black-hooded]] and dragged off to a BlackSite for interrogation, in order to free another prisoner there. Sameen Shaw is posing as her CIA captor, to assist where necessary.
21st Apr '16 12:36:25 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' Fifth Doctor drama ''Doing Time'', Nyssa ''attempts'' this to aid the Doctor in prison, but finds she CantGetInTroubleForNothin. Eventually, [[spoiler: she gets framed]].

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* In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' Fifth Doctor drama ''Doing Time'', Nyssa ''attempts'' this to aid the Doctor in prison, but finds she CantGetInTroubleForNothin.CantGetInTroubleForNuthin. Eventually, [[spoiler: she gets framed]].
21st Apr '16 12:36:01 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' Fifth Doctor drama ''Doing Time'', Nyssa ''attempts'' this to aid the Doctor in prison, but finds she CantGetInTroubleForNothin. Eventually, [[spoiler: she gets framed]].
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9th Apr '16 2:33:47 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Apr '16 4:22:33 AM JackG
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** On a couple of occasions the VictimOfTheWeek has just thrown something at a passing police car [[TryAndFollow in order to escape pursuers]].
2nd Apr '16 9:39:57 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Prisoner's Dilemma", a government assassin is ordered to kill John Reese, who is being held on Rikers Island. The assassin immediately draws his gun in the middle of New York and starts FiringInTheAirALot, then surrenders quietly to police.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
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In "Prisoner's Dilemma", a government assassin is ordered to kill John Reese, who is being held on Rikers Island. The assassin immediately draws his gun in the middle of New York and starts FiringInTheAirALot, then surrenders quietly to police.police.
** Showing extraordinary confidence in the ability of the Machine to protect her, Root lets herself be [[BlindfoldedTrip black-hooded]] and dragged off to a BlackSite for interrogation, in order to free another prisoner there. Sameen Shaw is posing as her CIA captor, to assist where necessary.
10th Mar '16 2:51:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker does this in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in order to kidnap Lau to make him reveal where the mobsters' money is.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker The Joker does this in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in order to kidnap Lau to make him reveal where the mobsters' money is.



* At one point in ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]'' you have to get yourself sent to Spellhold - which is actually [[BedlamHouse the local asylum]], but it plays out similarly. The easiest way to do so is to tell the local Lord you must be deranged because you travel with [[CloudCuckooLander Minsc]]. After being subjected to Minsc's conversation for a few minutes he wholeheartedly agrees and sends you there forthwith.

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* At one point in ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' you have to get yourself sent to Spellhold - which is actually [[BedlamHouse the local asylum]], but it plays out similarly. The easiest way to do so is to tell the local Lord you must be deranged because you travel with [[CloudCuckooLander Minsc]]. After being subjected to Minsc's conversation for a few minutes he wholeheartedly agrees and sends you there forthwith.
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