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7th Dec '16 7:43:28 PM This1person
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* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged:'' Jan tries this on Walter. It fails.
-->'''Jan:''' Wow, gee willikers, mister. [[SarcasmMode I sure am sorry for slaughtering all your guards and tearing up your mansion. I promise I learned my les-]] ''[Walter stomps on Jan's hand]'' AGH! Fuck, take a joke, asshole!\\
'''Walter:''' And everything you say just ''pisses me off!''
20th Nov '16 6:37:59 PM Ezclee4050
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** In general, fake punts in American football fall under this trope.
19th Nov '16 5:45:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens a couple of times in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.

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* Happens a couple of times in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.



* In the first ''KingdomKeepers'' book, the plan for defeating [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] was essentially saying "We give up," then stabbing her with [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Disney's Pen]].

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* In the first ''KingdomKeepers'' ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, the plan for defeating [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] was essentially saying "We give up," then stabbing her with [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Disney's Pen]].



** In ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', Lara meets up with some Imperials to discuss continuing her role as TheMole for them. But she's also BecomingTheMask, so when they discover that her wingman [[LoveInterest Donos]] is close enough to be observing and plan to kill him, she tries to get them to surrender. When that doesn't work, she raises her hands--then closes them into fists, the signal for Donos to [[ColdSniper take the shot]].

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** In ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', Lara meets up with some Imperials to discuss continuing her role as TheMole for them. But she's also BecomingTheMask, so when they discover that her wingman [[LoveInterest Donos]] is close enough to be observing and plan to kill him, she tries to get them to surrender. When that doesn't work, she raises her hands--then closes them into fists, the signal for Donos to [[ColdSniper take the shot]].
28th Oct '16 3:42:25 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', this is basically what the [[VestigialEmpire Empire]] are trying to do with the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]: sign a cease-fire on their terms and pretend to be a Vichy-esque nation while secretly and slowly building up strength so they can turn around and deliver a decisive defeat to the elves later on when an opportunity presents itself. [[CivilWar Not everyone agrees with this idea]].
22nd Oct '16 8:51:49 AM MarqFJA
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Note that in RealLife, '''this is a genuine [[UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar war crime]]''' since the Hague Convention (signed before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI); fake surrenders are "perfidy" because they discourage the opposition from accepting genuine surrenders. In other words, if you don't honor your own surrender, the enemy ''will'' get you back good and hard next time. Similarly, the flag of truce is a protected symbol and its misuse in war is against international law.

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Note that in RealLife, '''this is a genuine [[UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar war crime]]''' since the Hague Convention (signed before UsefulNotes/WorldWarI); fake surrenders are "perfidy" because they discourage the opposition from accepting genuine surrenders. In other words, if you don't honor your own surrender, not only the enemy ''will'' get you back good and hard next time.time, but others who are genuine in their intent to surrender may very well find the enemy refusing to accept their pleas out of paranoia. Similarly, the flag of truce is a protected symbol and its misuse in war is against international law.
17th Oct '16 7:11:27 AM Kitch
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* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'': When he surrenders the ''Enterprise'' [[spoiler:after his son David is executed]], Kirk asks for a minute "to inform his crew". Kruge gives him two minutes. More than enough time to set the auto-destruct sequence, taking most of Kruge's crew with the ship.
27th Sep '16 2:34:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AssociatedSpace'' has Fatebane pull this trick on the Volsian battlecruiser ''IVS Measured Amount of Vengeance''.

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* ''AssociatedSpace'' ''Literature/AssociatedSpace'' has Fatebane pull this trick on the Volsian battlecruiser ''IVS Measured Amount of Vengeance''.
26th Sep '16 9:04:14 PM EzioAudacity
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* This can happen to the ''you'' in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2''. If a player convinces a cop to drop his gun but negelct to make him handcuff himself, he may grab his weapon and start shooting again while their back is turned.
26th Sep '16 4:39:31 PM Sharlee
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* Non-combat example: In ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', the all-nerd Tri-Lambda team is due to face the macho Alpha Betas in a tug-of-war, for which it's a foregone conclusion that they'll be dragged off their feet and fall in the mud. The instant the whistle is blown to start the contest, all the Tri-Lams drop their end of the rope, forfeiting the match but causing the ''Alphas'', pulling too hard on a now-loose rope, to topple backwards into the mud.
23rd Sep '16 3:21:48 PM StarSword
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* Explicitly a violation of the laws of war in the ''Literature/AlexisCarew'' series: if you strike your colors or otherwise explicitly communicate your surrender, you may not resist capture or resume hostilities, and if you give your parole you may not attempt escape. But it still happens:
** In ''Into the Dark'' a SpacePirate pinnace strikes its colors when attacked by HMS ''Merlin'', then, seeing ''Merlin'' hard-pressed against a larger pirate ship, rejoins the fight, which Alexis regards as dishonorable. ''Merlin'' wins anyway and forces both ships to surrender.
** In ''Mutineer'', Alexis herself goes for LoopholeAbuse:
*** Stuck in a non-FTL shuttle when her sexist captain deliberately leaves her behind, she plays a WoundedGazelleGambit on a Hanoverese customs cutter by pretending to be a terrified sixteen-year-old girl with a drunken crew (which is partly true: she ''is'' only sixteen), but doesn't explicitly surrender, only says that [[ExactWords "It would appear I have little choice in the matter."]] She and her crew then board and capture the cutter.
*** Imprisoned by the Hanoverese [[spoiler:after the crew of her frigate mutiny against the captain]], Alexis refuses to give her parole out of concern for the men, then, faced with the prospect of them all being transferred to crueler captivity, orchestrates a breakout and rescues the officers who ''did'' give parole (and refuses to let them take an active part in the escape).
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