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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E19StormOverRyloth "Storm Over Ryloth"]], Anakin, arriving at the Separatist blockade over Ryloth in the empty, damaged Jedi Cruiser ''Defender'', which he intends to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram]] into the Separatist flagship, tells Mar Tuuk, in command of the blockade, that he's been ordered to surrender his ship and crew in exchange for the safe passage of relief supplies as a ruse so he can get close enough before Tuuk catches on to what he's really going to do.
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** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Nicodemus (the head Denarian...there may be a pattern here) pulls one of these to get a shot at unmaking one of the Swords of the Cross by "surrendering" to its current wielder, dropping his own sword and coin, and at the same time ordering his minion, who happens to have Harry Dresden at his dubious mercy right then, to kill the latter. [[spoiler:Thanks to Karrin Murphy's temper and feelings for Harry, it works like a charm and the Sword of Faith is duly destroyed...[[CameBackStrong for a while, anyway.]]]]

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** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Nicodemus (the head Denarian... there may be a pattern here) pulls one of these to get a shot at unmaking one of the Swords of the Cross by "surrendering" to its current wielder, dropping his own sword and coin, and at the same time ordering his minion, who happens to have Harry Dresden at his dubious mercy right then, to kill the latter. [[spoiler:Thanks to Karrin Murphy's temper and feelings for Harry, it works like a charm and the Sword of Faith is duly destroyed...[[CameBackStrong for a while, anyway.]]]]



* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': When Inspector Brackenreid and Constable Crabtree find James Gillies' hiding place in "The Murdoch Trap," the criminal extends his hands out as if allowing himself to be handcuffed, but it turns out that he has a small gun concealed beneath his right sleeve. Before he can use it, though, Crabtree shoots him in the shoulder with his rifle.
* The alternate version of Carter in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "There But For The Grace of God" surrendered to a squad of Jaffa so she could get close to them to suicide-bomb them.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** {{Subverted}} previously in the second series: the Doctor surrenders to the Cybermen, under the pretence of being willing to undergo cyber-conversion. However, these Cybermen aren't the ones he's used to, and are programmed to 'delete' anyone who didn't immediately surrender.
** Used by the good side in the Series 3 finale, in which Martha is apparently forced to surrender to the Master after her location is betrayed. Once she is taken back to the Master's base, she briefly submits to his order to kneel before telling him that it was [[GambitRoulette part of the plan all along]] and just a way of distracting him while the plan was being put into motion.
** Used against the Family in "The Family of Blood". The Doctor surrenders the fob-watch that ''had previously'' contained his Time Lord form while he lay disguised as a human, and while surrendering it, trips and switches a whole bunch of switches, which cause the ship to explode soon afterwards.

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': When Inspector Brackenreid and Constable Crabtree find James Gillies' hiding place Dylan does this in "The Murdoch Trap," the criminal extends his hands out as if allowing himself to be handcuffed, but it turns out that he has a small gun concealed beneath his right sleeve. Before he can use it, though, Crabtree shoots him in the shoulder with his rifle.
* The alternate version of Carter in the ''Series/StargateSG1''
an episode "There But For The Grace of God" surrendered to a squad of Jaffa so she could get close to them to suicide-bomb them.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** {{Subverted}} previously in
''Series/{{Andromeda}}''. He even throws away his weapon. Towards the second series: the Doctor surrenders to the Cybermen, under the pretence of being willing to undergo cyber-conversion. However, these Cybermen aren't the ones he's used to, and are programmed to 'delete' anyone who didn't immediately surrender.
** Used by the good side in the Series 3 finale, in which Martha is apparently forced to surrender to the Master after her location is betrayed. Once she is taken back to the Master's base, she briefly submits to his order to kneel before telling him that it was [[GambitRoulette part of the plan all along]] and just a way of distracting him while the plan was being put into motion.
** Used against the Family in "The Family of Blood". The Doctor surrenders the fob-watch that ''had previously'' contained his Time Lord form while he lay disguised as a human, and while surrendering it, trips and switches a whole bunch of switches, which cause the ship to explode soon afterwards.
enemy. Set on overload...



* ''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 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.



* ''Series/{{Copper}}'':
** In the series premiere, a bank robber tries to pull this on the detectives. With his accomplices dead or dying, he throws away his gun to show he is surrendering. He then pulls out a second revolver and tries to kill the coppers but they anticipate this and shoot him dead as soon as he stands up.
** A variation is used by Corcoran in the second episode. He lets his enemies think that he has given up protecting Annie after Haverford's thugs break his leg but when Haverford tries to rape Annie [[spoiler: Corcoran is waiting behind the curtain and kills him and the Contessa]]
* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'': Part of Gideon's backstory is a bomber taking out six of his agents this way.
** It nearly happens a separate time in the episode that reveals this. Two agents have cornered the supposed [=UnSub=] in a storage room. He throws his gun to them and is about to come out, but then Gideon, in another building, puts all the pieces to the puzzle together, and realizes that the cornered guy is strapped with bombs. He tells the agents to get out, and they do so, right before the bombs strapped to the guy detonate and he becomes paint on the walls.
** One of the [=UnSubs=] from "Identity" also pulls this.
** The Reaper makes an attempt at this at the climax of "100", but Hotch doesn't buy it and [[spoiler:beats him to death. With his ''bare hands''.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** {{Subverted}} in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]]: the Doctor surrenders to the Cybermen, under the pretence of being willing to undergo cyber-conversion. However, these Cybermen aren't the ones he's used to, and are programmed to "delete" anyone who didn't immediately surrender.
** Used against the Family in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]. The Doctor surrenders the fob-watch that ''had previously'' contained his Time Lord form while he lay disguised as a human, and while surrendering it, trips and switches a whole bunch of switches, which cause the ship to explode soon afterwards.
** Used by the good side in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]], in which Martha is apparently forced to surrender to the Master after her location is betrayed. Once she is taken back to the Master's base, she briefly submits to his order to kneel before telling him that it was [[GambitRoulette part of the plan all along]] and just a way of distracting him while the plan was being put into motion.



-->'''Frasier''': Niles, stop! What are we doing? We're psychiatrists, not pugilists!
-->''[Niles lets up]''
-->'''Frasier''': I can't believe you fell for that! ''[Frasier gets Niles in a headlock]''
* Dylan does this in an episode of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''. He even throws away his weapon. Towards the enemy. Set on overload...

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-->'''Frasier''': Niles, stop! What are we doing? We're psychiatrists, not pugilists!
-->''[Niles
pugilists!\\
''[Niles
lets up]''
-->'''Frasier''':
up]''\\
'''Frasier''':
I can't believe you fell for that! ''[Frasier gets Niles in a headlock]''
* Dylan does this ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': When Inspector Brackenreid and Constable Crabtree find James Gillies' hiding place in an "The Murdoch Trap", the criminal extends his hands out as if allowing himself to be handcuffed, but it turns out that he has a small gun concealed beneath his right sleeve. Before he can use it, though, Crabtree shoots him in the shoulder with his rifle.
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Trap", Purdey walks up to the captain of Soo Choy's men and gives herself up. While he is securing her, Steed gets the drop on him and knocks him out.
* In ''Series/ThePacific'', a Japanese soldier surrenders to the US forces. As the Marines frisk him, [[SuicideAttack he pulls the pin on the grenade he had hidden behind his back.]]
* In the ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
episode "Aletheia" a {{mook}} from the anti-government surveillance group Vigilance is held at gunpoint by {{mooks}} from the NoSuchAgency that runs the Machine. He quotes Thomas Jefferson's line, "The tree of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''. He even throws away liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants," as a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner and pulls the pin on a frag grenade he had behind his weapon. Towards the enemy. Set on overload...back.



* ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'' [[spoiler: The heroes use this in the finale to finally destroy Black Magma.]]
** In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', the titular team does this in the Flying Ghost Ship movie.

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* ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'' [[spoiler: The heroes use this in In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark surrenders and [[spoiler:kneels before Zod (who was possessing Lex). When Zod holds out his hand to be kissed, Clark grabs it with the finale to finally destroy Black Magma.phantom-absorbing crystal.]]
** In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', the titular team does this * The alternate version of Carter in the Flying Ghost Ship movie.''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "There But For The Grace of God" surrendered to a squad of Jaffa so she could get close to them to suicide-bomb them.



* ''Series/{{Copper}}'':
** In the series premiere, a bank robber tries to pull this on the detectives. With his accomplices dead or dying, he throws away his gun to show he is surrendering. He then pulls out a second revolver and tries to kill the coppers but they anticipate this and shoot him dead as soon as he stands up.
** A variation is used by Corcoran in the second episode. He lets his enemies think that he has given up protecting Annie after Haverford's thugs break his leg but when Haverford tries to rape Annie [[spoiler: Corcoran is waiting behind the curtain and kills him and the Contessa]]
* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'': Part of Gideon's backstory is a bomber taking out six of his agents this way.
** It nearly happens a separate time in the episode that reveals this. Two agents have cornered the supposed [=UnSub=] in a storage room. He throws his gun to them and is about to come out, but then Gideon, in another building, puts all the pieces to the puzzle together, and realizes that the cornered guy is strapped with bombs. He tells the agents to get out, and they do so, right before the bombs strapped to the guy detonate and he becomes paint on the walls.
** One of the [=UnSubs=] from "Identity" also pulls this.
** The Reaper makes an attempt at this at the climax of "100," but Hotch doesn't buy it and [[spoiler:beats him to death. With his ''bare hands'']].
* In ''Series/ThePacific'', a Japanese soldier surrenders to the US forces. As the Marines frisk him, [[SuicideAttack he pulls the pin on the grenade he had hidden behind his back.]]
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark surrenders and [[spoiler:kneels before Zod (who was possessing Lex). When Zod holds out his hand to be kissed, Clark grabs it with the phantom-absorbing crystal.]]
* ''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 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.
* In the ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' episode "Aletheia" a {{mook}} from the anti-government surveillance group Vigilance is held at gunpoint by {{mooks}} from the NoSuchAgency that runs the Machine. He quotes Thomas Jefferson's line, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants," as a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner and pulls the pin on a frag grenade he had behind his back.
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Trap", Purdey walks up to the captain of Soo Choy's men and gives herself up. While he is securing her, Steed gets the drop on him and knocks him out.

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* ''Series/{{Copper}}'':
** In the series premiere, a bank robber tries to pull this on the detectives. With his accomplices dead or dying, he throws away his gun to show he is surrendering. He then pulls out a second revolver and tries to kill the coppers but they anticipate this and shoot him dead as soon as he stands up.
** A variation is used by Corcoran in the second episode. He lets his enemies think that he has given up protecting Annie after Haverford's thugs break his leg but when Haverford tries to rape Annie
''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'' [[spoiler: Corcoran is waiting behind the curtain and kills him and the Contessa]]
* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'': Part of Gideon's backstory is a bomber taking out six of his agents
The heroes use this way.
** It nearly happens a separate time
in the episode that reveals this. Two agents have cornered the supposed [=UnSub=] in a storage room. He throws his gun finale to them and is about to come out, but then Gideon, in another building, puts all the pieces to the puzzle together, and realizes that the cornered guy is strapped with bombs. He tells the agents to get out, and they do so, right before the bombs strapped to the guy detonate and he becomes paint on the walls.
** One of the [=UnSubs=] from "Identity" also pulls this.
** The Reaper makes an attempt at this at the climax of "100," but Hotch doesn't buy it and [[spoiler:beats him to death. With his ''bare hands'']].
* In ''Series/ThePacific'', a Japanese soldier surrenders to the US forces. As the Marines frisk him, [[SuicideAttack he pulls the pin on the grenade he had hidden behind his back.
finally destroy Black Magma.]]
* ** In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark surrenders and [[spoiler:kneels before Zod (who was possessing Lex). When Zod holds out his hand to be kissed, Clark grabs it with ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', the phantom-absorbing crystal.]]
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': In
titular team does this in the episode "Hunt", Castle is captured by Volkov, the Russian crime boss who had kidnapped his daughter Alexis. Turns out it was 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.
* In the ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' episode "Aletheia" a {{mook}} from the anti-government surveillance group Vigilance is held at gunpoint by {{mooks}} from the NoSuchAgency that runs the Machine. He quotes Thomas Jefferson's line, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants," as a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner and pulls the pin on a frag grenade he had behind his back.
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Trap", Purdey walks up to the captain of Soo Choy's men and gives herself up. While he is securing her, Steed gets the drop on him and knocks him out.
Flying Ghost Ship movie.



* In the sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Prince Wu does this in the second to last episode, distracting a trio of Earth Empire soldiers with songs containing hidden messages to a pair of badgermoles, ordering them to attack.

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* ** In the sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Prince Wu does this in the second to last episode, distracting a trio of Earth Empire soldiers with songs containing hidden messages to a pair of badgermoles, ordering them to attack.



--->'''Bronze Tiger''': You remember Wong Fei's most important lesson? What to do when you're outmatched? '''''Cheat'''''.

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--->'''Bronze -->'''Bronze Tiger''': You remember Wong Fei's most important lesson? What to do when you're outmatched? '''''Cheat'''''.'''''Cheat'''''.
* ''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 Inkursians. Ben, at this point stuck in the form of 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/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'':
** Skeletor pulled this off so often it's a wonder why the heroes ever believe him in the first place. In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' he does it ''twice'' in the same fight!
** He-Man did it too in one episode of the remake. In the story, Skeletor uses one of the two Legacy Stones, giving him magical armor and godlike power. He-Man uses the other one in order to fight him, but the fight quickly turns into a stalemate. Eventually, He-Man removes his helmet, deactivating the armor. Thinking he's surrendering, the villain plows into him, gloating evilly, until He-Man says, "That's the problem with thinking you're invincible, Skeletor, it makes you ''careless''." and yanks ''his'' helmet off.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom, Part 2]]", Twilight surrenders "all the alicorn magic in Equestria" in exchange for her friends, knowing that she is about to get the final Key to the mysterious chest, which would give the Mane Six the power they needed to defeat Tirek.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "People Busters", the heroes are trapped in Ghost World and all except Peter are caught by the eponymous villains. Egon managers to contact Peter from within the human-holding containment unit, and tells him he has a plan to escape back to Earth; he tells Peter he has to get himself captured on purpose. Peter does so easily simply by knocking on the door to their firehouse and waving when they open it.
* In the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Rick willingly gives himself to [[TheFederation the Galactic Federation]] in exchange for allowing his family to return to Earth unharmed. In the third season premiere it turns out it was a ruse to destroy both the Federation and the Council of Ricks in one fell swoop.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In a similar manner to the Roald Dahl example listed below, 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.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', Sonic pretends to give up so he'll be taken to Robotnik and the roboticizer. When Robotnik demands to know why he's there, Sonic [[LargeHam hams it up]], saying he can't take the stress anymore and his nerves are shot. Robotnik is unconvinced, and after a little banter, orders the [=SWATBots=] that brought Sonic in to put him in the roboticizer anyway. They grab Sonic, but he quickly trashes them and takes Robotnik for a spin in his own command chair as a diversion before getting to the true purpose of his mission: stealing parts from the roboticizer to fix the ''de''roboticizer the Freedom Fighters have been working on.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsSparkOfRebellion "Spark of Rebellion"]], Kanan pulls this off on a stormtrooper on a speederbike. He pretends to be ready to be cuffed, only to be hiding a grenade in one of his hands, which he throws to the stormtrooper, blowing him up.
* One of the Nightcrawlers in ''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 busts free and attacks.
-->'''Nightcrawler:''' So you have crystals... you just don't use them. That is... unfortunate. It means your city... is defenseless.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Kyle Rayner surrenders in his guest spot, apparently depowering and giving Sinestro his ring... which promptly explodes in his face, as it was a fake.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' episode "The Ghost Warrior", after Jaga disarms Grune the Destroyer, Grune surrenders and offers him a handshake, then snatches the Sword of Omens from him when he accepts. It turns out Jaga saw it coming and let it happen, because OnlyTheChosenMayWield, leading to the Sword banishing Grune back to the afterlife.
-->'''Lion-O''': You ''knew'' Grune was lying, didn't you?\\
'''Jaga''': Better to be an honest enemy than a false friend.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In a similar manner to the Roald Dahl example listed below, 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'':
** Skeletor pulled this off so often it's a wonder why the heroes ever believe him in the first place. In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' he does it ''twice'' in the same fight!
** He-Man did it too in one episode of the remake. In the story, Skeletor uses one of the two Legacy Stones, giving him magical armor and godlike power. He-Man uses the other one in order to fight him, but the fight quickly turns into a stalemate. Eventually, He-Man removes his helmet, deactivating the armor. Thinking he's surrendering, the villain plows into him, gloating evilly, until He-Man says, "That's the problem with thinking you're invincible, Skeletor, it makes you ''careless''." and yanks ''his'' helmet off
* ''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 Inkursians. Ben, at this point stuck in the form of 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/XMen'' Done by Cyclops in the very first episode ("Night of the Sentinels")

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In a similar manner to the Roald Dahl example listed below, 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'':
** Skeletor pulled this off so often it's a wonder why the heroes ever believe him in the first place. In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' he does it ''twice'' in the same fight!
** He-Man did it too in one episode of the remake. In the story, Skeletor uses one of the two Legacy Stones, giving him magical armor and godlike power. He-Man uses the other one in order to fight him, but the fight quickly turns into a stalemate. Eventually, He-Man removes his helmet, deactivating the armor. Thinking he's surrendering, the villain plows into him, gloating evilly, until He-Man says, "That's the problem with thinking you're invincible, Skeletor, it makes you ''careless''." and yanks ''his'' helmet off
* ''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 Inkursians. Ben, at this point stuck in the form of 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/XMen'' Done by Cyclops in the very first episode ("Night of the Sentinels")Sentinels"):



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', Sonic pretends to give up so he'll be taken to Robotnik and the roboticizer. When Robotnik demands to know why he's there, Sonic [[LargeHam hams it up]], saying he can't take the stress anymore and his nerves are shot. Robotnik is unconvinced, and after a little banter, orders the [=SWATBots=] that brought Sonic in to put him in the roboticizer anyway. They grab Sonic, but he quickly trashes them and takes Robotnik for a spin in his own command chair as a diversion before getting to the true purpose of his mission: stealing parts from the roboticizer to fix the ''de''roboticizer the Freedom Fighters have been working on.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' episode "The Ghost Warrior", after Jaga disarms Grune the Destroyer, Grune surrenders and offers him a handshake, then snatches the Sword of Omens from him when he accepts. It turns out Jaga saw it coming and let it happen, because OnlyTheChosenMayWield, leading to the Sword banishing Grune back to the afterlife.
-->'''Lion-O''': You ''knew'' Grune was lying, didn't you?\\
'''Jaga''': Better to be an honest enemy than a false friend.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "People Busters", the heroes are trapped in Ghost World and all except Peter are caught by the eponymous villains. Egon managers to contact Peter from within the human-holding containment unit, and tells him he has a plan to escape back to Earth; he tells Peter he has to get himself captured on purpose. Peter does so easily simply by knocking on the door to their firehouse and waving when they open it.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom, Part 2]]", Twilight surrenders "all the alicorn magic in Equestria" in exchange for her friends, knowing that she is about to get the final Key to the mysterious chest, which would give the Mane Six the power they needed to defeat Tirek.
* One of the 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 busts free and attacks.
--> '''Nightcrawler:''' So you have crystals... you just don't use them. That is... unfortunate. It means your city... is defenseless.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' pilot "Spark of Rebellion", Kanan pulls this off on a stormtrooper on a speederbike. He pretends to be ready to be cuffed, only to be hiding a grenade in one of his hands, which he throws to stormtrooper, blowing him up.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Kyle Rayner surrenders in his guest spot, apparently depowering and giving Sinestro his ring... which promptly explodes in his face, as it was a fake.
* In the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Rick willingly gives himself to [[TheFederation the Galactic Federation]] in exchange for allowing his family to return to Earth unharmed. In the third season premiere it turns out it was a ruse to destroy both the Federation and the Council of Ricks in one fell swoop.
25th Apr '17 11:09:09 PM PaulA
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* In ''Dirge'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, when describing the final events of the Humanx-Pitar War, the narration notes that the Pitar resisted to the last- many, when confronted by attackers, pretended to surrender, then attacked their 'captors' or committed suicide.

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* In the ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' novel ''Dirge'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, when describing the final events of the Humanx-Pitar War, the narration notes that the Pitar resisted to the last- many, last--many, when confronted by attackers, pretended to surrender, then attacked their 'captors' or committed suicide.
12th Apr '17 4:20:48 PM Vir
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*** Humorously [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in the same episode: After Zuko (accidentally) burns Toph, the rest of the Gaang decides it would probably be safer to take Zuko prisoner. Sokka, however, thinks that this is some sort of trap... for Zuko.

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*** Humorously [[InvertedTrope inverted]] {{inverted|Trope}} in the same episode: After Zuko (accidentally) burns Toph, the rest of the Gaang decides it would probably be safer to take Zuko prisoner. Sokka, however, thinks that this is some sort of trap... for Zuko.



---> '''Bronze Tiger''': You remember Wong Fei's most important lesson? What to do when you're outmatched? '''''Cheat'''''.

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---> '''Bronze --->'''Bronze Tiger''': You remember Wong Fei's most important lesson? What to do when you're outmatched? '''''Cheat'''''.



--> '''Zapp Brannigan:''' Fly the white flag of war!

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--> '''Zapp -->'''Zapp Brannigan:''' Fly the white flag of war!



--> '''Bumblebee''': Okay, Blitzwing. Put up your hands!
--> '''(Icy) Blitzwing''': My pleasure.
--> ''*shoots the overpass above Bumblebee*''

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--> '''Bumblebee''': -->'''Bumblebee''': Okay, Blitzwing. Put up your hands!
-->
hands!\\
'''(Icy) Blitzwing''': My pleasure.
--> ''*shoots
pleasure.\\
''(shoots
the overpass above Bumblebee*''Bumblebee)''



--> '''[[HumongousMecha Sentinel:]]''' Surrender, mutant.
--> '''Cyclops:''' Of course. *puts hands up* Not! [[EyeBeams *takes off glasses*]]
* In one episode of SonicSatAM, Sonic pretends to give up so he'll be taken to Robotnik and the roboticizer. When Robotnik demands to know why he's there, Sonic [[LargeHam hams it up]], saying he can't take the stress anymore and his nerves are shot. Robotnik is unconvinced, and after a little banter, orders the [=SWATBots=] that brought Sonic in to put him in the roboticizer anyway. They grab Sonic, but he quickly trashes them and takes Robotnik for a spin in his own command chair as a diversion before getting to the true purpose of his mission: stealing parts from the roboticizer to fix the ''de''roboticizer the Freedom Fighters have been working on.

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--> '''[[HumongousMecha -->'''[[HumongousMecha Sentinel:]]''' Surrender, mutant.
-->
mutant.\\
'''Cyclops:''' Of course. *puts ''(puts hands up* up)'' Not! [[EyeBeams *takes ''[[EyeBeams (takes off glasses*]]
glasses)]]''
* In one episode of SonicSatAM, ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', Sonic pretends to give up so he'll be taken to Robotnik and the roboticizer. When Robotnik demands to know why he's there, Sonic [[LargeHam hams it up]], saying he can't take the stress anymore and his nerves are shot. Robotnik is unconvinced, and after a little banter, orders the [=SWATBots=] that brought Sonic in to put him in the roboticizer anyway. They grab Sonic, but he quickly trashes them and takes Robotnik for a spin in his own command chair as a diversion before getting to the true purpose of his mission: stealing parts from the roboticizer to fix the ''de''roboticizer the Freedom Fighters have been working on.



-->'''Lion-O''': You ''knew'' Grune was lying, didn't you?
-->'''Jaga''': Better to be an honest enemy than a false friend.

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-->'''Lion-O''': You ''knew'' Grune was lying, didn't you?
-->'''Jaga''':
you?\\
'''Jaga''':
Better to be an honest enemy than a false friend.
12th Apr '17 4:15:42 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight surrenders "all the alicorn magic in Equestria" in exchange for her friends, knowing that she is about to get the final Key to the mysterious chest, which would give the Mane Six the power they needed to defeat Tirek.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Kingdom, Part 2]]'', 2]]", Twilight surrenders "all the alicorn magic in Equestria" in exchange for her friends, knowing that she is about to get the final Key to the mysterious chest, which would give the Mane Six the power they needed to defeat Tirek.



* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', ''Spark of Rebellion'', Kanan pulls this off on a stormtrooper on a speederbike. He pretends to be ready to be cuffed, only to be hiding a grenade in one of his hands, which he throws to stormtrooper, blowing him up.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' pilot "Spark of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', ''Spark of Rebellion'', Rebellion", Kanan pulls this off on a stormtrooper on a speederbike. He pretends to be ready to be cuffed, only to be hiding a grenade in one of his hands, which he throws to stormtrooper, blowing him up.


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* In the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Rick willingly gives himself to [[TheFederation the Galactic Federation]] in exchange for allowing his family to return to Earth unharmed. In the third season premiere it turns out it was a ruse to destroy both the Federation and the Council of Ricks in one fell swoop.
8th Apr '17 4:39:48 PM nombretomado
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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 eye-poke!).

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\n** Most famously used by RicFlair Wrestling/RicFlair (in the form of his sinking to his knees, letting out a BigNo, and then a [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]]-style eye-poke!).
8th Apr '17 1:03:21 PM nombretomado
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* Brian Jacques enjoys using this trope to show just how dastardly a character is, and as such it's a favourite tactic for the BigBad characters in the {{Redwall}} series. They're nearly always successful, too - but usually against other baddies or their own disobedient {{Mook}}s rather than on the good guys. Here's a list:

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* Brian Jacques enjoys using this trope to show just how dastardly a character is, and as such it's a favourite tactic for the BigBad characters in the {{Redwall}} ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' series. They're nearly always successful, too - but usually against other baddies or their own disobedient {{Mook}}s rather than on the good guys. Here's a list:
18th Mar '17 8:16:12 AM erforce
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* In ''[[WebOriginal/StarWreck Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'', Capt. Sherrypie surrenders to lure Emperor Pirk onto the space station Babel 13 where he intends to kill him. [[spoiler: Pirk falls for it. He escapes, but now the two sides are evenly matched, and everyone dies.]]

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* In ''[[WebOriginal/StarWreck Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'', ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'', Capt. Sherrypie surrenders to lure Emperor Pirk onto the space station Babel 13 where he intends to kill him. [[spoiler: Pirk falls for it. He escapes, but now the two sides are evenly matched, and everyone dies.]]



* ''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.
* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
**
''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.
* ** ''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.
17th Mar '17 7:19:33 AM Doug86
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* Another Warhammer40000 example comes in the novel ''The Emperor's Gift'', when Logan Grimnar surrenders himself to the Grey Knights, only to kill the Grand Master in charge and immediately teleport away. Granted, the Grey Knights opened fire on outnumbered and outgunned Space Wolves' fleet during the middle of parley in order to exact his surrender, so the Space Wolves didn't consider it a true offer of surrender in the first place.

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* Another Warhammer40000 ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' example comes in the novel ''The Emperor's Gift'', when Logan Grimnar surrenders himself to the Grey Knights, only to kill the Grand Master in charge and immediately teleport away. Granted, the Grey Knights opened fire on outnumbered and outgunned Space Wolves' fleet during the middle of parley in order to exact his surrender, so the Space Wolves didn't consider it a true offer of surrender in the first place.
14th Mar '17 2:06:56 PM matruz
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren pretends to consider going to the light side of the Force [[spoiler:at the urging of his father, Han Solo]] in a IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight. Instead, once his target is close enough, [[spoiler:Ren impales Han on his lightsaber and throws Han's body down the maintenance shaft]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** [=C-3P0=] does it in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', signaling for the Ewoks to start their attack on the Imperial ground forces.
**
In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren pretends to consider going to the light side of the Force [[spoiler:at the urging of his father, Han Solo]] in a IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight. Instead, once his target is close enough, [[spoiler:Ren impales Han on his lightsaber and throws Han's body down the maintenance shaft]].
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