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28th Oct '15 12:51:12 PM FF32
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* In ''HeavyRain'', one of the investigators on the Origami Killer case turns out to be [[spoiler:the Killer himself. Namely, Scott Shelby, who poses as a PI to collect evidence he left behind as the killer]].
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* In ''HeavyRain'', ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', one of the investigators on the Origami Killer case turns out to be [[spoiler:the Killer himself. Namely, Scott Shelby, who poses as a PI to collect evidence he left behind as the killer]].
8th Oct '15 10:16:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The "Mr. Charles" plan implemented by Cobb in ''Film/{{Inception}}''. By making Fisher believe Cobb was a projection of his subconscious, Cobb managed to make Fisher think someone was trying to steal information from his dreams. In reality, ''Cobb himself'' was the thief of whom he spoke.
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* The "Mr. Charles" plan implemented by Cobb in ''Film/{{Inception}}''. By making Fisher believe Cobb was a projection of his subconscious, Cobb managed to make Fisher think someone was trying to steal information from his dreams. In reality, ''Cobb himself'' was the thief of whom he spoke. He tries the same thing on Saito earlier in the movie, and gets figured immediately.
28th Apr '15 12:51:59 PM nombretomado
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-->--'''Michael Westen''', ''BurnNotice'', "Seek and Destroy"
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-->--'''Michael Westen''', ''BurnNotice'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', "Seek and Destroy"

* This is a favorite tactic of Michael Westen on ''BurnNotice''. In the episode that provides the page quote, he persuades a mark to give him access to his stolen painting by telling him that he's trying to protect it from a spy. (Accompanied by frequent {{Sarcastic Confession}}s, no less.) This is a rare non-villanous example. Westen will often go to extremes in these efforts by faking "attacks" by the invisible enemies.
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* This is a favorite tactic of Michael Westen on ''BurnNotice''.''Series/BurnNotice''. In the episode that provides the page quote, he persuades a mark to give him access to his stolen painting by telling him that he's trying to protect it from a spy. (Accompanied by frequent {{Sarcastic Confession}}s, no less.) This is a rare non-villanous example. Westen will often go to extremes in these efforts by faking "attacks" by the invisible enemies.

* In a recent ''{{Chuck}}'' episode, a mercenary hired to rob a CIA warehouse told a guard she was an agent sent there to assist him as they'd received word someone was going to try to rob the warehouse. Of course, her success here may have been due in large part to his fascination with [[DistractedByTheSexy her cleavage]].
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* In a recent ''{{Chuck}}'' ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' episode, a mercenary hired to rob a CIA warehouse told a guard she was an agent sent there to assist him as they'd received word someone was going to try to rob the warehouse. Of course, her success here may have been due in large part to his fascination with [[DistractedByTheSexy her cleavage]].
14th Dec '14 4:49:06 AM eroock
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* The "Mr. Charles" plan implemented by Cobb in ''{{Inception}}''. By making Fisher believe Cobb was a projection of his subconscious, Cobb managed to make Fisher think someone was trying to steal information from his dreams. In reality, ''Cobb himself'' was the thief of whom he spoke.
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* The "Mr. Charles" plan implemented by Cobb in ''{{Inception}}''.''Film/{{Inception}}''. By making Fisher believe Cobb was a projection of his subconscious, Cobb managed to make Fisher think someone was trying to steal information from his dreams. In reality, ''Cobb himself'' was the thief of whom he spoke.
14th Dec '14 4:47:50 AM eroock
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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', [[spoiler:Donovan hiring Indiana Jones]] because that will [[MacGuffinDeliveryService lead him to the MagGuffin]].
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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', [[spoiler:Donovan hiring Indiana Jones]] because that will [[MacGuffinDeliveryService lead him to the MagGuffin]].MacGuffin]].
14th Dec '14 4:47:19 AM eroock
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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', [[spoiler:Donovan hiring Indiana Jones]] because that will [[MacGuffinDeliveryService lead him to the McGuffin]].
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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', [[spoiler:Donovan hiring Indiana Jones]] because that will [[MacGuffinDeliveryService lead him to the McGuffin]].MagGuffin]].
14th Dec '14 4:46:59 AM eroock
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** In a much more awesome variation, in RealLife the actual Frank Abagnale conned his way out of prison by impersonating an undercover FBI agent that was investigating the prison system(there were really FBI agents doing that at the time). * In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', [[spoiler:Donovan hiring Indiana Jones]] because that will lead him to the McGuffin.
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** In a much more awesome variation, in RealLife the actual Frank Abagnale conned his way out of prison by impersonating an undercover FBI agent that was investigating the prison system(there system (there were really FBI agents doing that at the time). * In ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', [[spoiler:Donovan hiring Indiana Jones]] because that will [[MacGuffinDeliveryService lead him to the McGuffin.McGuffin]].
28th Sep '13 9:11:07 PM crazysamaritan
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* LupinIII's favorite disguise is Inspector Zenigata.
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* LupinIII's Franchise/LupinIII's favorite disguise is Inspector Zenigata. Zenigata. He goes up to his victim, explains that they're being targeted by Lupin, and asks them to allow him to increase the security. Everything that the real Zenigata would do, too.
23rd Aug '13 6:18:12 PM Austin
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* This is also frequently done on Leverage as well, usually by Hardion, Parker and Eliot. In one interesting variation, during a mystery dinner theater, they have to claim to be putting on the show while solving the real murder.
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* This is also frequently done on Leverage ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' as well, usually by Hardion, Parker and Eliot. In one interesting variation, during a mystery dinner theater, they have to claim to be putting on the show while solving the real murder.
30th Jun '13 5:17:21 PM karstovich2
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A favorite of the ManipulativeBastard and TheChessmaster who may use [[ThePlan any variety of plan]] to make this work.
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\n A favorite of the ManipulativeBastard and TheChessmaster who may use [[ThePlan any variety of plan]] to make this work. work; very often, this is part of a BavarianFireDrill.
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