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13th Jun '16 10:46:41 AM Candlefire
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* The Mrs. Jeffries series is based on this. As the housekeeper to a remarkably rich Scotland Yard detective, she organizes the household staff to independently investigate the cases and then steers her clueless employer to the right conclusions.
13th Mar '16 9:29:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Snow Queen]]'', Aleksia's job is to arrange happy endings in her fairy tale kingdom, and it's often easier if her clients don't realize what she's doing. To do this, she's providing yet another instance where ideas are being given and created as someone else's idea. This could be useful in demonstrating the trope.

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* In ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Snow Queen]]'', Aleksia's job is to arrange happy endings in her fairy tale kingdom, and it's often easier if her clients don't realize what she's doing. To do this, she's providing yet another instance where ideas are being given and created as someone else's idea. This could be useful in demonstrating the trope.
3rd Mar '16 8:16:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Inception}}'' [[spoiler:the meaning behind the name,]] and the entire point of the film.

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* ''{{Inception}}'' ''Film/{{Inception}}'' [[spoiler:the meaning behind the name,]] and the entire point of the film.
10th Jan '16 12:34:03 AM Llygodenfawr
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* Jaga from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' pulls one of these, carefully cloaking references to "Sight Beyond Sight" in aphorisms about Kingly behavior, to coax Lion-O into admitting he's had a vision. Unfortunately, he decides that having won Lion-O's trust, the details can wait... Unfortunatly for ''both'' of them things go downhill from there.

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* Jaga from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' pulls one of these, carefully cloaking references to "Sight Beyond Sight" in aphorisms about Kingly behavior, to coax Lion-O into admitting he's had a vision. Unfortunately, he decides that having won Lion-O's trust, the details can wait... Unfortunatly Unfortunately for ''both'' of them things go downhill from there.
10th Dec '15 8:16:29 AM StFan
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'':
** Crystal manipulates her friend [[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] into flirting with [[HollywoodNerd Gunther]] in order to attract hunky exchange student Quill's interest. When the plan backfires, the following exchange occurs:
--->'''Tiffany:''' Your dumb plan ''tanked'', Crystal!\\
'''Crystal:''' I didn't plan anything, you ditz. ''You'' decided to pursue Gunther.
** Crystal then goes on to suggest, at first mockingly ("[[PortmanteauCoupleName Gunthany!]]"), then seriously, that Gunther would in fact be a better match for her friend. This time, however, Tiffany doesn't take the bait. This could be an example of a subversion, such a thing might add some variance to the page, no?
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'''Cosmo:''' ''(sarcastically)'' I'm glad you thought of it.

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'''Cosmo:''' ''(sarcastically)'' (''sarcastically'') I'm glad you thought of it.



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* Polly tries to get Blouse to do this in ''{{Discworld/Monstrous Regiment}}''. It doesn't go ''quite'' how she planned.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Polly tries to get Blouse to do this in ''{{Discworld/Monstrous Regiment}}''.''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. It doesn't go ''quite'' how she planned.



-->'''Vetinari''': No, I agree with Archchancellor Ridcully that sending Captain Carrot would be an excellent idea.
-->'''Ridcully''': Eh? Did I say something?
-->'''Vetinari''': Do you think that sending Captain Carrot would be an excellent idea?
-->'''Ridcully''': What? Oh. Yes. Good lad. Keen. Got a sword.
-->'''Vetinari''': Then I agree with you.
* [[AsianSaga Shogun]]'s [[MagnificentBastard Lord Toranaga]] is notorious among both his allies and enemies for his skill at this. During the massive GambitPileup that makes up the book, his enemies are constantly trying to figure out whether such-and-such a player is working with Toranaga, acting independently, or [[UnwittingPawn simply believes himself to be the latter when he's actually the former]]. [[TheStarscream Yabu]] and [[BastardUnderstudy Omi]] also rid themselves of an enemy by manipulating an unaffiliated character into deciding to kill him, but the person who fell for it is well-known to be stupid and impulsive, and any intelligent characters see through it immediately.

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-->'''Vetinari''': --->'''Vetinari:''' No, I agree with Archchancellor Ridcully that sending Captain Carrot would be an excellent idea.
-->'''Ridcully''':
idea.\\
'''Ridcully:'''
Eh? Did I say something?
-->'''Vetinari''':
something?\\
'''Vetinari:'''
Do you think that sending Captain Carrot would be an excellent idea?
-->'''Ridcully''':
idea?\\
'''Ridcully:'''
What? Oh. Yes. Good lad. Keen. Got a sword.
-->'''Vetinari''':
sword.\\
'''Vetinari:'''
Then I agree with you.
* [[AsianSaga Shogun]]'s ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''[='s=] [[MagnificentBastard Lord Toranaga]] is notorious among both his allies and enemies for his skill at this. During the massive GambitPileup that makes up the book, his enemies are constantly trying to figure out whether such-and-such a player is working with Toranaga, acting independently, or [[UnwittingPawn simply believes himself to be the latter when he's actually the former]]. [[TheStarscream Yabu]] and [[BastardUnderstudy Omi]] also rid themselves of an enemy by manipulating an unaffiliated character into deciding to kill him, but the person who fell for it is well-known to be stupid and impulsive, and any intelligent characters see through it immediately.



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* ''Series/HogansHeroes'': Colonel Hogan did this to Colonel Klink all the time.

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* ''Series/HogansHeroes'': Colonel Hogan did does this to Colonel Klink all the time.



-->'''King Charles''': Monsieur Machiavelli! Our lance at rest prevents us from entering your fair city!
-->'''Machiavelli''': Then perhaps angled backwards?
-->'''King Charles''': And of what will ''that'' be a symbol?
-->'''Machiavelli''': Of Your Majesty's ''infinite resourcefulness.''

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-->'''King Charles''': Charles:''' Monsieur Machiavelli! Our lance at rest prevents us from entering your fair city!
-->'''Machiavelli''':
city!\\
'''Machiavelli:'''
Then perhaps angled backwards?
-->'''King Charles''':
backwards?\\
'''King Charles:'''
And of what will ''that'' be a symbol?
-->'''Machiavelli''':
symbol?\\
'''Machiavelli:'''
Of Your Majesty's ''infinite resourcefulness.''
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* In ''{{Luann}}'', Crystal manipulates her friend [[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] into flirting with [[HollywoodNerd Gunther]] in order to attract hunky exchange student Quill's interest. When the plan backfires, the following exchange occurs:
--> '''Tiffany:''' Your dumb plan ''tanked'', Crystal!
--> '''Crystal:''' I didn't plan anything, you ditz. ''You'' decided to pursue Gunther.
** Crystal then goes on to suggest, at first mockingly ("[[PortmanteauCoupleName Gunthany!]]"), then seriously, that Gunther would in fact be a better match for her friend. This time, however, Tiffany doesn't take the bait. This could be an example of a subversion, such a thing might add some variance to the page, no?

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* In ''{{Luann}}'', Crystal manipulates her friend [[AlphaBitch Tiffany]] into flirting with [[HollywoodNerd Gunther]] in order to attract hunky exchange student Quill's interest. When the plan backfires, ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'', the following exchange occurs:
--> '''Tiffany:''' Your dumb plan ''tanked'', Crystal!
--> '''Crystal:''' I didn't plan anything, you ditz. ''You'' decided to pursue Gunther.
** Crystal then goes on to suggest, at
Sultan of Al-Ybi's extremely intelligent first mockingly ("[[PortmanteauCoupleName Gunthany!]]"), then seriously, wife makes very stupid suggestions that Gunther would in fact be a better match for her friend. This time, however, Tiffany doesn't take contain the bait. This basis of an idea he could be an example of a subversion, such a thing might add some variance to the page, no?
develop himself.



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* In the ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'', the Sultan of Al-Ybi's extremely intelligent first wife makes very stupid suggestions that contain the basis of an idea he could develop himself.
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* In the ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'', the Sultan of Al-Ybi's extremely intelligent first wife makes very stupid suggestions that contain the basis of an idea he could develop himself.
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* Jaga from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'' pulls one of these, carefully cloaking references to "Sight Beyond Sight" in aphorisms about Kingly behavior, to coax Lion-O into admitting he's had a vision. Unfortunately, he decides that having won Lion-O's trust, the details can wait... Unfortunatly for ''both'' of them things go downhill from there.

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* Jaga from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' pulls one of these, carefully cloaking references to "Sight Beyond Sight" in aphorisms about Kingly behavior, to coax Lion-O into admitting he's had a vision. Unfortunately, he decides that having won Lion-O's trust, the details can wait... Unfortunatly for ''both'' of them things go downhill from there. \n



7th Sep '15 5:41:25 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the Sultan of Al-Ybi's extremely intelligent first wife makes very stupid suggestions that contain the basis of an idea he could develop himself.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'', the Sultan of Al-Ybi's extremely intelligent first wife makes very stupid suggestions that contain the basis of an idea he could develop himself.
21st May '15 5:06:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[HogansHeroes Hogan's Heroes]]'': Colonel Hogan did this to Colonel Klink all the time.
* ''{{Psych}}'' had an episode where Shawn realized that Carlton Lassiter really needed a jolt of confidence, so he and Gus spend the episode solving the week's case, and then relaying the information to Carlton in such a way that he solves it on his own, much like how you're coming up with all these examples now.
* ''{{Monk}}'' did this when Disher lost his confidence, planting the idea in his head with a tape while he slept. As such it's technically an example.
* On ''TheOffice'', Dwight invented a scheme to get Jim fired, which is easily another useful example we could list, but convinced a clueless Andy that it was his idea so that it couldn't get traced back to Dwight.

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* ''[[HogansHeroes Hogan's Heroes]]'': ''Series/HogansHeroes'': Colonel Hogan did this to Colonel Klink all the time.
* ''{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' had an episode where Shawn realized that Carlton Lassiter really needed a jolt of confidence, so he and Gus spend the episode solving the week's case, and then relaying the information to Carlton in such a way that he solves it on his own, much like how you're coming up with all these examples now.
* ''{{Monk}}'' ''Series/{{Monk}}'' did this when Disher lost his confidence, planting the idea in his head with a tape while he slept. As such it's technically an example.
* On ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight invented a scheme to get Jim fired, which is easily another useful example we could list, but convinced a clueless Andy that it was his idea so that it couldn't get traced back to Dwight.
14th Feb '15 12:34:47 PM TheUnsquished
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* ''{{Erfworld}}'': When [[ManipulativeBitch Wanda]] tells Parson how to deal with [[PointyHairedBoss Stanley]] she says: "Arrange it so that he thinks it was his idea. Let him have your way."
* Darren of ''WapsiSquare'' not only tells Katherine to use this technique on Monica, but he [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/sothetrickis/ uses this technique to make the suggestion.]]

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* ''{{Erfworld}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'': When [[ManipulativeBitch Wanda]] tells Parson how to deal with [[PointyHairedBoss Stanley]] she says: "Arrange it so that he thinks it was his idea. Let him have your way."
* Darren of ''WapsiSquare'' ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' not only tells Katherine to use this technique on Monica, but he [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/sothetrickis/ uses this technique to make the suggestion.]]
1st Dec '14 3:44:32 PM LadyJafaria
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* In ''Series/TheBorgias'', Machiavelli does this to make it look like the king of France is passing through Florence peacefully and that it was the king's idea. The French army's lances at point (that is [[SwordPointing pointing forward]]) would indicate Florence had been conquered, a possibility that had gotten the city threatened with excommunication. Their lances at rest (pointing straight up) would not, but they can't fit under the gates that way.
-->'''King Charles''': Monsieur Machiavelli! Our lance at rest prevents us from entering your fair city!
-->'''Machiavelli''': Then perhaps angled backwards?
-->'''King Charles''': And of what will ''that'' be a symbol?
-->'''Machiavelli''': Of Your Majesty's ''infinite resourcefulness.''
14th Nov '14 1:16:38 PM margdean56
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* In ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Snow Queen]]'', Aleksia's job is to arrange happy endings in her fairy tale kingdom, and it's often easier if her clients don't realize what she's doing. To do this, she's providing yet another instance where ideas are being given and created as someone elses idea. This could be useful in demonstrating the trope.

to:

* In ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Snow Queen]]'', Aleksia's job is to arrange happy endings in her fairy tale kingdom, and it's often easier if her clients don't realize what she's doing. To do this, she's providing yet another instance where ideas are being given and created as someone elses else's idea. This could be useful in demonstrating the trope.
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