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26th Aug '16 6:22:53 AM JackG
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* This [[http://www.timelapse.dk/cablepistol.php Remote Control Pistol]] found on the body of a dead British spy during WW2 was, at the very least, capable of being used for this purpose, causing the German security police to immediately change their arrest procedure.
23rd Aug '16 4:36:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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21st Aug '16 9:27:16 PM ultimomant
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* StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan: In the initial confrontation between the Enterprise and the Reliant, Kirk pretends to accept Kahn's surrender demand. This is just a ploy to stall for time while his crew looks up the command codes for the Reliant. Once found, he uses the codes to deactivate the Reliant's shields and force them to withdraw.

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* StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan: ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': In the initial confrontation between the Enterprise and the Reliant, Kirk pretends to accept Kahn's surrender demand. This is just a ploy to stall for time while his crew looks up the command codes for the Reliant. Once found, he uses the codes to deactivate the Reliant's shields and force them to withdraw.withdraw.
* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'': In the climax, Enchantress promises to spare the life of and grant the wishes of anyone who kneels and pledges their loyalty. Harley Quinn appears to do so and kneels...[[spoiler:to pick up Katana's dropped sword and slash out her heart.]]
20th Aug '16 6:12:34 AM JC96
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* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West gunfighters. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot. * Following him suspending his presidential campaign and after a meeting with Trump, Cruz annouced that he would be speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention. When that night came, he initially congraulated the latter but rather than kiss ass (like Ben Carson and other fellow Republican president candiates did), Cruz publicly made it clear that he wasn't endorsing Trump and even told the Repulican crowd to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." He was expectantly booed by most of the crowd. Some but not all (Democrat and/or Republican) weren't surprised by this action, considering Trump made some unreasonable insults about both his wife and father.

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* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West gunfighters. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot.
* Following him suspending his presidential campaign and after a meeting with Trump, Ted Cruz annouced announced that he would be speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention. When that night came, he initially congraulated the latter but rather than kiss ass (like Ben Carson and other fellow Republican president candiates did), Cruz publicly made it clear that he wasn't endorsing Trump and even told the Repulican crowd to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." He was expectantly booed by most of the crowd. Some but not all (Democrat and/or Republican) weren't surprised by this action, considering Trump made some unreasonable insults about both his wife and father.
16th Aug '16 7:34:34 AM JC96
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* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West gunfighters. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot.* Following him suspending his presidential campaign and after a meeting with Trump, Cruz annouced that he would be speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention. When that night came, he initially congraulated the latter but rather than kiss ass (like Ben Carson and other fellow Republican president candiates did), Cruz publicly made it clear that he wasn't endorsing Trump and even told the Repulican crowd to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." He was expectantly booed by most of the crowd. Some but not all (Democrat and/or Republican) weren't surprised by this action, considering Trump made some unreasonable insults about both his wife and father.

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* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West gunfighters. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot. * Following him suspending his presidential campaign and after a meeting with Trump, Cruz annouced that he would be speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention. When that night came, he initially congraulated the latter but rather than kiss ass (like Ben Carson and other fellow Republican president candiates did), Cruz publicly made it clear that he wasn't endorsing Trump and even told the Repulican crowd to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." He was expectantly booed by most of the crowd. Some but not all (Democrat and/or Republican) weren't surprised by this action, considering Trump made some unreasonable insults about both his wife and father.
15th Aug '16 8:13:55 AM JC96
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* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West gunfighters. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot.

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* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West gunfighters. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot.* Following him suspending his presidential campaign and after a meeting with Trump, Cruz annouced that he would be speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention. When that night came, he initially congraulated the latter but rather than kiss ass (like Ben Carson and other fellow Republican president candiates did), Cruz publicly made it clear that he wasn't endorsing Trump and even told the Repulican crowd to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." He was expectantly booed by most of the crowd. Some but not all (Democrat and/or Republican) weren't surprised by this action, considering Trump made some unreasonable insults about both his wife and father.
9th Aug '16 10:53:10 PM PaulA
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* One of the ''Khaavren Romances'' in the ''{{Dragaera}}'' series has an occasion of this. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis "Paarfi"]] tells of a battle wherein the fearsome [[MagnificentBastard Sethra Lavode]] threw her headgear, the badge of rank for the commander-in-chief of the Dragaeran Empire, to the opposing army without any effort to fight them. She then turned to her troops and said, "The enemy has acquired one of the sacred relics of the Empire. Let us go and retrieve it." And her troops fight ferociously to recapture it.

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* One of the ''Khaavren Romances'' in the ''{{Dragaera}}'' series ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' has an occasion of this. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis "Paarfi"]] The narrator tells of a battle wherein the fearsome [[MagnificentBastard Sethra Lavode]] threw her headgear, the badge of rank for the commander-in-chief of the Dragaeran Empire, to the opposing army without any effort to fight them. She then turned to her troops and said, "The enemy has acquired one of the sacred relics of the Empire. Let us go and retrieve it." And her troops fight ferociously to recapture it.
7th Aug '16 6:05:18 PM timetravelguy
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* The Japanese were absolutely notorious for this. So much so that many American soldiers decided that taking Japanese prisoners was not worth the risk, and shot them instead. On the other hand, many Japanese were incredulous that the Americans would actually take them prisoner and treat them decently. Once taken prisoner they were extremely cooperative, as they had no real model for how prisoners were supposed to behave.

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* The Japanese were absolutely notorious for this. So much so that many American soldiers decided that taking Japanese prisoners was not worth the risk, and shot them instead. On the other hand, many Japanese were incredulous that the Americans would actually take them prisoner and treat them decently. Once taken prisoner prisoner, they were extremely cooperative, as they had no real model for how prisoners were supposed to behave.
6th Aug '16 10:32:42 PM maxwellsilver
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This trope is used by both villains and badass heroes or [[AntiHero Anti-heroes]], particularly the loner action-hero kind.

They're cornered. They know it. [[VillainsWantMercy They surrender.]]

Except, when the offer is accepted--'''surprise!''' [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty They launch an attack when the opposition drops their guard]]. This move may let them completely blow away the opposition, or it may only provide enough confusion to allow a timely escape, depending on just how badly taken in the opposition was.

One variation involves the one surrendering intentionally allowing himself to be captured in order to [[PoisonousCaptive undermine the enemy from within]]. Often he must rely on TheMole to break him out of his prison, though sometimes he can manage this on his own.

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This trope is used by both villains and badass heroes or [[AntiHero Anti-heroes]], {{Anti Hero}}es, particularly the loner action-hero kind.

They're cornered. They know it. [[VillainsWantMercy They surrender.]]

surrender.

Except, when the offer is accepted--'''surprise!''' [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty They launch an attack when the opposition drops their guard]].guard. This move may let them completely blow away the opposition, or it may only provide enough confusion to allow a timely escape, depending on just how badly taken in the opposition was.

One variation involves the one surrendering intentionally allowing himself to be captured in order to [[PoisonousCaptive undermine the enemy from within]].within. Often he must rely on TheMole to break him out of his prison, though sometimes he can manage this on his own.



* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': In the episode "Hunt", Castle is captured by Volkov, the Russian crime boss who had kidnapped his daughter Alexis. Turns out it was [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee all part of the plan]]; Volkov confiscates a two-way radio from Castle and demands that CIA agent (and Castle's father) Jackson Hunt surrender himself or he will shoot Castle. Hunt replies via the radio, "You won't kill my son, Volkov. Because ''you'll'' be dead!", before the radio explodes in Volkov's hand. Cut to a flashback scene where Hunt outlines his plan; when the radio explodes, Castle uses a smaller explosive he smuggled in a watch to blow the lock off Alexis' cell, then grabs her. The two then head for the back exit and run like hell until they get to the US Embassy.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': In the episode "Hunt", Castle is captured by Volkov, the Russian crime boss who had kidnapped his daughter Alexis. Turns out it was [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee all part of the plan]]; plan; Volkov confiscates a two-way radio from Castle and demands that CIA agent (and Castle's father) Jackson Hunt surrender himself or he will shoot Castle. Hunt replies via the radio, "You won't kill my son, Volkov. Because ''you'll'' be dead!", before the radio explodes in Volkov's hand. Cut to a flashback scene where Hunt outlines his plan; when the radio explodes, Castle uses a smaller explosive he smuggled in a watch to blow the lock off Alexis' cell, then grabs her. The two then head for the back exit and run like hell until they get to the US Embassy.



* In {{Rush}}'s song "The Necromancer" a group is on an adventure to find and stop said necromancer. When they find him they immediately surrender in awe of his power only for [[spoiler:By-Tor]] to attack while he isn't paying attention.

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* In {{Rush}}'s Music/{{Rush}}'s song "The Necromancer" a group is on an adventure to find and stop said necromancer. When they find him they immediately surrender in awe of his power only for [[spoiler:By-Tor]] to attack while he isn't paying attention.



** Most famously used by RicFlair (in the form of his sinking to his knees, letting out a BigNo, and then a [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges-style]] eye-poke!).

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** Most famously used by RicFlair (in the form of his sinking to his knees, letting out a BigNo, and then a [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges-style]] Stooges]]-style eye-poke!).



** Not like he's fooling anyone unless two members of the squad are absent: Slippy, who [[EnemyScan provides the shield bar]] for bosses, and Falco, who doesn't trust him.
-->'''Boss:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm no match for you!]] [[BlatantLies I admit defeat.]]
-->'''Falco:''' Are you gonna listen to that ''[[FantasticRacism monkey]]''?
-->'''Boss:''' [[ILied Haah!]] You're not as ''stupid'' as you '''''look!'''''

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** Not like he's fooling anyone unless two members of the squad are absent: Slippy, who [[EnemyScan provides the shield bar]] bar for bosses, and Falco, who doesn't trust him.
-->'''Boss:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm no match for you!]] [[BlatantLies you! I admit defeat.]]
defeat.
-->'''Falco:''' Are you gonna listen to that ''[[FantasticRacism monkey]]''?
''monkey''?
-->'''Boss:''' [[ILied Haah!]] Haah! You're not as ''stupid'' as you '''''look!'''''



--> ...[[NoExceptYes If this does not work!]]
* Emperor Gestahl pulls one of these with his entire empire in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.[[spoiler:Or so he planned to do until [[TheChessmaster Kef]][[MagnificentBastard ka]] promptly [[OutGambitted turns the tables to his favor.]]]]

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--> ...[[NoExceptYes If this does not work!]]
work!
* Emperor Gestahl pulls one of these with his entire empire in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.[[spoiler:Or so he planned to do until [[TheChessmaster Kef]][[MagnificentBastard ka]] Kefka promptly [[OutGambitted turns the tables to his favor.]]]]]]



** Another quest in ''[[ExpansionPack Cataclysm]]'' asks you to subdue rather than kill an ogre mage, who pretends to surrender but then suddenly grabs you and dangles you from a high place until he's surprised in turn from behind.

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** Another quest in ''[[ExpansionPack Cataclysm]]'' ''Cataclysm'' asks you to subdue rather than kill an ogre mage, who pretends to surrender but then suddenly grabs you and dangles you from a high place until he's surprised in turn from behind.



* In the penultimate level of ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'', FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler: Doug Shetland]] lowers his weapon after delivering a MotiveRant, claiming that "I know you wouldn't shoot an old friend." At this point, you're meant to prove him wrong; if, however, you lower your own gun in turn, he [[DebateAndSwitch pulls a gun on you]] and meets his KarmicDeath. The protagonist then says: "You're right [[spoiler: Doug.]] I wouldn't shoot an old friend." Which either means he doesn't consider him as a friend anymore or he doesn't literally shoot him (he knifes him).

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* In the penultimate level of ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'', FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler: Doug Shetland]] lowers his weapon after delivering a MotiveRant, claiming that "I know you wouldn't shoot an old friend." At this point, you're meant to prove him wrong; if, however, you lower your own gun in turn, he [[DebateAndSwitch pulls a gun on you]] you and meets his KarmicDeath. The protagonist then says: "You're right [[spoiler: Doug.]] I wouldn't shoot an old friend." Which either means he doesn't consider him as a friend anymore or he doesn't literally shoot him (he knifes him).



* [[BraggartBoss Gilgamesh]] crosses this with '''{{NOT}}''' in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' after getting badly beaten:

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* [[BraggartBoss Gilgamesh]] Gilgamesh crosses this with '''{{NOT}}''' in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' after getting badly beaten:



** You can derail this by casting [[AttackReflector Reflect]] on Gilgamesh before he starts buffing himself, which will give your team the buffs instead.

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** You can derail this by casting [[AttackReflector Reflect]] Reflect on Gilgamesh before he starts buffing himself, which will give your team the buffs instead.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, master of this trope in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. Joker lets Batman capture him after a failed hostage scenario with the Mayor, just so he can get back into the Asylum. When he gets to where he needs to be, Joker easily defeats his armed guards and releases his minions from prisons. The only character who wasn't carrying an IdiotBall in letting Joker get that far was Batman, of course.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker is master of this trope in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. Joker lets Batman capture him after a failed hostage scenario with the Mayor, just so he can get back into the Asylum. When he gets to where he needs to be, Joker easily defeats his armed guards and releases his minions from prisons. The only character who wasn't carrying an IdiotBall in letting Joker get that far was Batman, of course.



* The Japanese do this in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Call of Duty: World at War]]'' near the end of the campaign, [[spoiler: resulting in the deaths of either Polonsky or Roebuck. [[SadisticChoice You can save only one of them.]]]]
** As a subversion, [[AnotherSideAnotherStory the Red Army]] ([[SergeantRock Sgt. Reznov]] in particular) have become wise to this kind of behavior from the Nazis, and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just kill them anyways]].

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* The Japanese do this in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Call of Duty: World at War]]'' near the end of the campaign, [[spoiler: resulting in the deaths of either Polonsky or Roebuck. [[SadisticChoice You can save only one of them.]]]]
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** As a subversion, [[AnotherSideAnotherStory the Red Army]] ([[SergeantRock Sgt. Reznov]] Army (Sgt. Reznov in particular) have become wise to this kind of behavior from the Nazis, and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just kill them anyways]].anyways.



* In ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'', there are Yellow [[{{Mooks}} Drones]], who, immediately after seeing you, will surrender. Usually, they'll just stand there, being an open invitation to the VideoGameCrueltyPotential, but on occasion, when you turn your back, [[TooDumbToLive they'll lob a grenade at you]]... [[WhatAnIdiot which will then blow up in their face]] because you're right next to them, damaging you, but blowing them to LudicrousGibs. Regular Blue Drones will do this too if caught completely off-guard.

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* In ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'', there are Yellow [[{{Mooks}} Drones]], Drones, who, immediately after seeing you, will surrender. Usually, they'll just stand there, being an open invitation to the VideoGameCrueltyPotential, but on occasion, when you turn your back, [[TooDumbToLive they'll lob a grenade at you]]... [[WhatAnIdiot you... which will then blow up in their face]] face because you're right next to them, damaging you, but blowing them to LudicrousGibs. Regular Blue Drones will do this too if caught completely off-guard.



* In ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', after the first battle with Hammerhead, he says that he "gives" when Noir Spidey has him pinned. However, the moment he lets his guard down Hammerhead [[UseYourHead shows us one of three reasons why he got his name]].

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* In ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', after the first battle with Hammerhead, he says that he "gives" when Noir Spidey has him pinned. However, the moment he lets his guard down Hammerhead [[UseYourHead shows us one of three reasons why he got his name]].name.



* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', this is an actual Ability of the 'Smuggler' class -- they can use a 'Fake Surrender' to greatly reduce their Aggro, essentially drawing fire away from [[GlassCannon them]] and onto their (presumably more robust) teammates. With the right skills, it can also free them from any movement-restricting effects. Combine it with their '[[GroinAttack Dirty Kick]]' and another skill that lets them move much faster for a short while after using THAT, and you've got the recipy for the picture-perfect 'I Surrender, Suckers'.
* In one of the Campaign scenarios from ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', the opposing army gives Arkantos the option of surrendering in exchange of a quick death. [[TheBigGuy Ajax]] responds by shooting one of their soldiers with a ballista and then saying "We surrender, move a little closer!".

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* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', this is an actual Ability of the 'Smuggler' class -- they can use a 'Fake Surrender' to greatly reduce their Aggro, essentially drawing fire away from [[GlassCannon them]] them and onto their (presumably more robust) teammates. With the right skills, it can also free them from any movement-restricting effects. Combine it with their '[[GroinAttack Dirty Kick]]' 'Dirty Kick' and another skill that lets them move much faster for a short while after using THAT, and you've got the recipy for the picture-perfect 'I Surrender, Suckers'.
* In one of the Campaign scenarios from ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', the opposing army gives Arkantos the option of surrendering in exchange of a quick death. [[TheBigGuy Ajax]] Ajax responds by shooting one of their soldiers with a ballista and then saying "We surrender, move a little closer!".



* The Bloodrage family inside ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' do something like this--they surrender...[[UnstoppableRage to their bloodlust]].

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* The Bloodrage family inside ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' do something like this--they surrender...[[UnstoppableRage to their bloodlust]].bloodlust.



** Pulled in the prequel book ''Start of Darkness'', when Eugene Greenhilt tells his son Roy about why he seeks to destroy the BigBad of the series, Xykon. [[spoiler:He meets Xykon when he walks in on a confrontation between him and Eugene's master, the archmage Fyron, over a crown Xykon stole from Fyron's collection of artifacts. Xykon and Fyron engage in battle, and Xykon ends up being overpowered by the wiser and more experienced Fyron. Xykon, realizing he's beat, surrenders and offers to return the crown. Fyron makes the mistake of dropping his guard, and Xykon responds by [[ImprovisedWeapon grabbing an award from Fyron's desk and beating him to death with it]].]]

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** Pulled in the prequel book ''Start of Darkness'', when Eugene Greenhilt tells his son Roy about why he seeks to destroy the BigBad of the series, Xykon. [[spoiler:He meets Xykon when he walks in on a confrontation between him and Eugene's master, the archmage Fyron, over a crown Xykon stole from Fyron's collection of artifacts. Xykon and Fyron engage in battle, and Xykon ends up being overpowered by the wiser and more experienced Fyron. Xykon, realizing he's beat, surrenders and offers to return the crown. Fyron makes the mistake of dropping his guard, and Xykon responds by [[ImprovisedWeapon grabbing an award from Fyron's desk and beating him to death with it]].]]



* In ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', Parson uses a fake surrender to lure Ansom into a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0144.html trap]].

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', Parson uses a fake surrender to lure Ansom into a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0144.html trap]].



* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', Edith does this to lure a Blacksmith to a place where she can attack him without bothering with the {{Masquerade}}. Well, either that or she really does plan to surrender before Anpu's ''ba'' [[MoreThanMindControl intervenes]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', Edith does this to lure a Blacksmith to a place where she can attack him without bothering with the {{Masquerade}}. Well, either that or she really does plan to surrender before Anpu's ''ba'' [[MoreThanMindControl intervenes]].intervenes.



** Later, the PRT is convinced that [[spoiler:she]] is attempting something similar when [[spoiler:she abruptly turns herself in after wiping out or assimilating every other gang in the city.]] [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She isn't.]]]]
* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Reverend Mauer offers to give his life in exchange for his men being spared by the Crown, knowing that in fact everyone even remotely associated with him will be executed in defeat. His opponent is the Duke of Francis, who knows that Mauer is aware of his ruthlessness, and has his infiltrators defuse planted bombs that Mauer had [[TakingYouWithMe planned to detonate at the site of his surrender]]. Mauer, however, [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow being aware that the Duke would be alert for traps]], was only surrendering in the first place to get the Duke out in the open, and he reveals his secret weapon: new rifles specially designed to gun down [[BioAugmentation Nobles]] akin to [[ImplacableMan the]] [[SuperReflexes Duke]].

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** Later, the PRT is convinced that [[spoiler:she]] is attempting something similar when [[spoiler:she abruptly turns herself in after wiping out or assimilating every other gang in the city.]] [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She [[spoiler:She isn't.]]]]
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Reverend Mauer offers to give his life in exchange for his men being spared by the Crown, knowing that in fact everyone even remotely associated with him will be executed in defeat. His opponent is the Duke of Francis, who knows that Mauer is aware of his ruthlessness, and has his infiltrators defuse planted bombs that Mauer had [[TakingYouWithMe planned to detonate at the site of his surrender]]. surrender. Mauer, however, [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow being aware that the Duke would be alert for traps]], traps, was only surrendering in the first place to get the Duke out in the open, and he reveals his secret weapon: new rifles specially designed to gun down [[BioAugmentation Nobles]] Nobles akin to [[ImplacableMan the]] [[SuperReflexes Duke]].the Duke.



* Employed ingeniously on an episode of MTV's ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' by model and actress Rebecca Romijn, not that it did her much good in the long run. (Oddly, she was playing the ''good guy'' at the outset of the feud, but in the course of the match underwent a FaceHeelTurn, cheating early and often even as [[VillainousValor her villainous opponent fought fairly]].) She and fellow model Naomi Campbell were scheduled to settle a grudge match in the ring, but had to [[{{Fanservice}} fight in their underwear]] after commentator Nick Diamond accidentally splattered their clothes with Cheez Whiz. During the fight, someone threw a riding crop and a pair of handcuffs into the ring, which Naomi used to cuff Rebecca and whip her on her upper thighs as she lay prone on the mat. Rebecca begged for mercy, promising Naomi that she would get a gift if she let her go. Naomi liked this idea and uncuffed Rebecca, who kept her word by giving Naomi a wrapped package; Naomi opened it and pulled out a beautiful new fur coat. Rebecca urged Naomi to try on the coat, which she did - and then, just as Rebecca had predicted, a [[AnimalWrongsGroup gang of deranged anti-fur protesters]] appeared out of nowhere to beat Naomi to a bloody pulp. Rebecca then stepped forward to kill the gravely injured Naomi, but Naomi managed to work up enough strength to vomit up her own stomach and squeeze it in her foe's direction, spraying Rebecca with lethal gastric acid that caused her to [[FanDisservice melt down into a puddle of flesh-colored liquid with her blue bra and panties floating on the top]]. No question about it: ''Celebrity Deathmatch'' is a weird show.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', the lead Beagle Boy takes Huey hostage and [[HostageForMacGuffin demands Scrooge hand over the map they're trying to steal]]. Scrooge does so, but once Huey's safe, he has Louie and Dewey let loose a vat of hot chocolate on the Beagles.

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* Employed ingeniously on an episode of MTV's ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' by model and actress Rebecca Romijn, not that it did her much good in the long run. (Oddly, she was playing the ''good guy'' at the outset of the feud, but in the course of the match underwent a FaceHeelTurn, cheating early and often even as [[VillainousValor her villainous opponent fought fairly]].fairly.) She and fellow model Naomi Campbell were scheduled to settle a grudge match in the ring, but had to [[{{Fanservice}} fight in their underwear]] underwear after commentator Nick Diamond accidentally splattered their clothes with Cheez Whiz. During the fight, someone threw a riding crop and a pair of handcuffs into the ring, which Naomi used to cuff Rebecca and whip her on her upper thighs as she lay prone on the mat. Rebecca begged for mercy, promising Naomi that she would get a gift if she let her go. Naomi liked this idea and uncuffed Rebecca, who kept her word by giving Naomi a wrapped package; Naomi opened it and pulled out a beautiful new fur coat. Rebecca urged Naomi to try on the coat, which she did - and then, just as Rebecca had predicted, a [[AnimalWrongsGroup gang of deranged anti-fur protesters]] protesters appeared out of nowhere to beat Naomi to a bloody pulp. Rebecca then stepped forward to kill the gravely injured Naomi, but Naomi managed to work up enough strength to vomit up her own stomach and squeeze it in her foe's direction, spraying Rebecca with lethal gastric acid that caused her to [[FanDisservice melt down into a puddle of flesh-colored liquid with her blue bra and panties floating on the top]].top. No question about it: ''Celebrity Deathmatch'' is a weird show.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', the lead Beagle Boy takes Huey hostage and [[HostageForMacGuffin demands Scrooge hand over the map they're trying to steal]].steal. Scrooge does so, but once Huey's safe, he has Louie and Dewey let loose a vat of hot chocolate on the Beagles.



--> '''(Icy) Blitzwing''': [[SarcasmMode My pleasure.]]

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--> '''(Icy) Blitzwing''': [[SarcasmMode My pleasure.]]



* In a similar manner to the Roald Dahl example listed below, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Abe Simpson]], when held at gunpoint by a journalist trying to kill him, raises his hands in the air as if to surrender, only to suddenly grab the brake cord of the train car above him, forcing it to stop unexpectedly as well as burying the journalist with several hat packages.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In a similar manner to the Roald Dahl example listed below, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Abe Simpson]], Simpson, when held at gunpoint by a journalist trying to kill him, raises his hands in the air as if to surrender, only to suddenly grab the brake cord of the train car above him, forcing it to stop unexpectedly as well as burying the journalist with several hat packages.



** Skeletor pulled this off so often it's a wonder why [[GoodIsDumb the heroes ever believe him in the first place]]. In the pilot of [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 the 2002 series]] he does it ''twice'' in the same fight!

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** Skeletor pulled this off so often it's a wonder why [[GoodIsDumb the heroes ever believe him in the first place]]. place. In the pilot of [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 the 2002 series]] ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' he does it ''twice'' in the same fight!



* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Con of Rath" had a part where Ben, Gwen and Kevin, while carrying a peace offering in their current mission, are attacked by the [[AliensAreBastards Inkursians]]. Ben, at this point stuck in the form of [[CrazyAwesome Rath]], just gets on the enemy ship and beats up all the Inkursian soldiers on it before asking to their leader, Commander Sangfroid, to either fight him or leave. Aware he doesn't stand a chance against Rath, Sangfroid agrees to leave... and then start shooting at them again once Rath is back on his own ship.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Con of Rath" had a part where Ben, Gwen and Kevin, while carrying a peace offering in their current mission, are attacked by the [[AliensAreBastards Inkursians]]. Inkursians. Ben, at this point stuck in the form of [[CrazyAwesome Rath]], Rath, just gets on the enemy ship and beats up all the Inkursian soldiers on it before asking to their leader, Commander Sangfroid, to either fight him or leave. Aware he doesn't stand a chance against Rath, Sangfroid agrees to leave... and then start shooting at them again once Rath is back on his own ship.



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' uses this trope when [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits the Runaways]] accidentally boom-tube into the middle of Reach guards. Static starts surrendering, the others go along with it, and as soon as the enemy is distracted they ambush them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' uses this trope when [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits the Runaways]] Runaways accidentally boom-tube into the middle of Reach guards. Static starts surrendering, the others go along with it, and as soon as the enemy is distracted they ambush them.



* One of the [[EliteMooks Nightcrawlers]] in ''the WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' pulls this before he and his allies invade Terra Klockstoppia. He lets them torture him so he can glean some information and, when he learns they have [[MacGuffin crystals]] but don't ''use'' them, he [[OhCrap busts free and attacks.]]

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* One of the [[EliteMooks Nightcrawlers]] Nightcrawlers in ''the WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' pulls this before he and his allies invade Terra Klockstoppia. He lets them torture him so he can glean some information and, when he learns they have [[MacGuffin crystals]] but don't ''use'' them, he [[OhCrap busts free and attacks.]]



* During the [[CreatorProvincialism American]] Civil War, Nathan Bedford Forrest did this a lot.

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* During the [[CreatorProvincialism American]] American Civil War, Nathan Bedford Forrest did this a lot.



* The Japanese were absolutely notorious for this. So much so that many American soldiers decided that taking Japanese prisoners was not worth the risk, and shot them instead. On the other hand, many [[ValuesDissonance Japanese were incredulous that the Americans would actually take them prisoner and treat them decently]]. Once taken prisoner they were extremely cooperative, as they had no real model for how prisoners were supposed to behave.

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* The Japanese were absolutely notorious for this. So much so that many American soldiers decided that taking Japanese prisoners was not worth the risk, and shot them instead. On the other hand, many [[ValuesDissonance Japanese were incredulous that the Americans would actually take them prisoner and treat them decently]].decently. Once taken prisoner they were extremely cooperative, as they had no real model for how prisoners were supposed to behave.



* [[Creator/AudieMurphy Audie Murphy's]] army buddy, Lattie Tipton (fictionalized as "Brandon" in ''To Hell and Back'') was killed this way by a German machine gun in Southern France. Murphy's RoaringRampageOfRevenge ended up earning him the Distinguished Service Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor (he would famously earn that later anyway).
* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West [[TheGunslinger gunfighters]]. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot.

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* [[Creator/AudieMurphy Audie Murphy's]] Creator/AudieMurphy's army buddy, Lattie Tipton (fictionalized as "Brandon" in ''To Hell and Back'') was killed this way by a German machine gun in Southern France. Murphy's RoaringRampageOfRevenge ended up earning him the Distinguished Service Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor (he would famously earn that later anyway).
* This was point of the notorious "road agent's spin" or "border roll" used by particularly dishonourable Wild West [[TheGunslinger gunfighters]].gunfighters. The practitioner would seemingly surrender, offering his pistol to the opponent butt-first, then suddenly spin it back into firing position and shoot.
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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': Ivan the Terrible does this twice in his rap battle against Alexander the Great and Ferdinand the Great. After each have had a go Ivan would immediately declare his loss and bemoan how Alex and Ferdinand have bested him, then offer them a celebratory drink and a comfy chair to rest in, respectively; of course Alex is fatally poisoned by the drink and while he had meant to strangle Ferdinand with garrote wire while he slept, he wound up dying of natural causes during his nap anyway. He tries it again when Catherine the Great shows up, offering her a horse for her "victory", but Catherine calls bullshit on both him and the horse story and keeps ripping into him.

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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': Ivan the Terrible does this twice in his rap battle against Alexander the Great and Ferdinand Frederick the Great. After each have had a go Ivan would immediately declare his loss and bemoan how Alex and Ferdinand Frederick have bested him, then offer them a celebratory drink and a comfy chair to rest in, respectively; of course Alex is fatally poisoned by the drink and while he had meant to strangle Ferdinand Frederick with garrote wire while he slept, he wound up dying of natural causes during his nap anyway. He tries it again when Catherine the Great shows up, offering her a horse for her "victory", but Catherine calls bullshit on both him and the horse story and keeps ripping into him.
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