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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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that.\\
'''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.
5th Jul '16 9:31:58 AM luiz4200
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In [[PollyPocket "Pollyworld"]], Lorelei tries to have Polly sent to a boarding school by convincing Polly's Dad it's ''his'' idea.
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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.
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