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7th Jan '17 5:48:38 PM WikiWitness
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''Hey, great job on the page so far. If something else comes to mind you'll come back and add it, of course''.
28th Nov '16 8:43:18 AM Daethalion
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* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Palpatine pulls this gambit on Jar-Jar in order to force a declaration of emergency powers that will ultimately lead to his rise as Emperor. Interestingly, he does this by having ''his chief of staff'' drop the hint rather than doing so himself, leaving him free and clear of any accusations despite the hinting being obvious and heavy-handed.
22nd Sep '16 12:54:15 PM DaibhidC
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* Parodied in one of the Storyteller sketches on ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'', in which [[MeaningfulName Conina Artist]], having befriended young Finnemore, who just happens to work at the bank where [[BlatantLies her evil uncle keeps her late father's banknote collection]], has to work ''really hard'' to get him to come up with an idea for getting it back to her.
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14th Sep '16 1:32:03 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Muut gives Annie a blinker stone that he claims was from Mort. While Mort does initially accept Annie's thanks, he later admits that the idea was Muut's in the first place, primarily due to the fact that Muut isn't entirely in Annie's good graces. We're not privy to the discussion between Mort and Muut, but Mort makes it sound as though Muut was playing this trope in an extremely blunt fashion, and Mort wasn't fooled at all.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Muut gives Annie a blinker stone that he claims was from Mort. While Mort does initially accept Annie's thanks, he later admits that the idea was Muut's in the first place, primarily due to the fact that Muut isn't entirely in Annie's good graces.graces, but also because Muut isn't supposed to directly interfere with the living (Mort is a ghost). We're not privy to the discussion between Mort and Muut, but Mort makes it sound as though Muut was playing this trope in an extremely blunt fashion, and Mort wasn't fooled at all.
14th Sep '16 1:26:55 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Muut gives Annie a blinker stone that he claims was from Mort. While Mort does initially accept Annie's thanks, he later admits that the idea was Muut's in the first place, primarily due to the fact that Muut isn't entirely in Annie's good graces. We're not privy to the discussion between Mort and Muut, but Mort makes it sound as though Muut was playing this trope in an extremely blunt fashion, and Mort wasn't fooled at all.
10th Aug '16 8:35:40 PM PaulA
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-> '''Maladict:''' I don't want to, you know, spoil the spirit of the moment, but that is a really awful idea. The el-tee won't agree to something as wild as that.
-> '''Polly:''' No, he won't. But he'll suggest it.
-->- ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''

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-> '''Maladict:''' ->'''Maladict:''' I don't want to, you know, spoil the spirit of the moment, but that is a really awful idea. The el-tee won't agree to something as wild as that.
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'''Polly:''' No, he won't. But he'll suggest it.
-->- -->-- ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''



* ''[[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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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''[='s=] ''Literature/{{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.
29th Jul '16 10:25:03 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E4LeaseWithAnOptionToDie Lease With an Option to Die]]". B.A.'s mother thinks he's the head of the A-Team, so the others play along. When the subject of a plan comes up, Hannibal thinks of one while saying that B.A. had told them about it on the way. B.A. goes along with it.
20th Jul '16 10:13:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/HogansHeroes'': Colonel Hogan does this to Colonel Klink all the time.

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* ''Series/HogansHeroes'': Colonel Hogan does this to Colonel Klink all the time. Later episodes suggest Klink knows he's doing this, and is going along to oppose the Nazi regime he despises.
20th Jul '16 10:10:04 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Polly tries to get Blouse to do this in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. It doesn't go ''quite'' how she planned.

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** Polly tries to get Blouse to do this in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment''. It doesn't go ''quite'' how she planned. The book suggests this is a skill all sergeants (and people who gravitate to that rank like Polly) acquire to keep the officers in line.
8th Jul '16 7:29:42 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'': Manny and Ellie try to make Peaches give up on the idea of moving far from them by making her think it's her idea. Ellie says this is how they always make Peaches do whatever they want her to.
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