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10th Nov '17 5:18:58 PM kegisak
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* Taurau pulls one on Sabrina in ''Literature/Birthright2017'' during a game of Catur. He fools her into thinking he's using a beginner's strategy. Being a more advanced player, Sabrina immediately starts playing the counter-strategy--which Taurau's ''real'' strategy is designed to counter. [[spoiler: The game is used to foreshadow [[BigBad Ko-Kraham]] pulling a similar strategy.]]
7th Nov '17 7:23:38 AM 32_Footsteps
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* If a hand in any part of ''Literature/BridgeInTheMenagerie'' is shown from the viewpoint of Papa the Greek, and his opponent is the Hideous Hog, the reader can be certain that the Hog is running a hustle against the Greek in some fashion. Both are expert players that know all sort of clever tricky plays, but the Hog is very consistently the winner at being able to predict which tricky play is actually happening between the two. Part of the fun for the reader is trying to figure out the Hog's actual hand before the play of the hand is finished.
26th Oct '17 2:29:52 PM AFP
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** It happens to him earlier in [[DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens".]] At first, the Doctor thinks that the Pandorica is just a fairy tale...until River Song brings him face to face with it. According to the legend, it contains a horrible evil that couldn't be defeated, only contained...and now it is starting to open. The Doctor is standing by with River, Amy, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext a bunch of Roman Legionnaires]] to combat the monster that is to emerge, and manages to drive off a [[LegionOfDoom collection of his greatest enemies]] with [[LargeHam deliciously-hammy]] BadassBoast. Unfortunately for him, the enemy retreat was a ruse to lure him into a false sense of security, the legionnaires are a bunch of Autons working with them, and there is no monster in the Pandorica; it was built by them specifically to contain the Doctor.

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** It happens to him earlier in [[DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens".]] At first, the Doctor thinks that the Pandorica is just a fairy tale...until River Song brings him face to face with it. According to the legend, it contains a horrible evil that couldn't be defeated, only contained...and now it is starting to open. The Doctor is standing by with River, Amy, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext a bunch of Roman Legionnaires]] to combat the monster that is to emerge, and manages to drive off a [[LegionOfDoom collection of his greatest enemies]] with [[LargeHam deliciously-hammy]] BadassBoast. Unfortunately for him, the enemy retreat was a ruse to lure him into a false sense of security, the legionnaires are a bunch of Autons working with them, and there is no monster in the Pandorica; it was built by them specifically to contain the Doctor. After all, to the collected villains of the show, he ''is'' the monster they could never defeat.
24th Oct '17 1:51:22 PM LordOfTheSword
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* The Mr. Charles con in ''Film/{{Inception}}'', where the mark is made aware that thieves are secretly trying to get into their subconscious in order to con the mark into attempting to stop it, thereby letting the thieves deeper into their subconscious.

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* The Mr. Charles con in ''Film/{{Inception}}'', where the mark is made aware that thieves are secretly trying to get into their subconscious in order to con the mark into attempting to stop it, thereby letting the thieves deeper into their subconscious. It is noted to be akin to a DangerousForbiddenTechnique, because if the thief slips for even a moment, the target will realize the trick. And then ''every person in the dream attacks the thief''. Cobb had even tried and failed it once before.
24th Oct '17 8:33:12 AM humanpunk
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* One episode of ''Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable'' is about magic tricks. At the end of the episode, Lawrence invites a magician he consulted earlier to lunch at a Chinese restaurant and promises him he can bamboozle him with with the cunning and misdirection he's learnt. He performs a fairly basic card trick that is well familiar with and sees through straight away, but then he looks around to find that they're sitting in what now resembles a Mexican restaurant.

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* One episode of ''Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable'' is about magic tricks. At the end of the episode, Lawrence invites a magician he consulted earlier to lunch at a Chinese restaurant and promises him he can bamboozle him with with the cunning and misdirection he's learnt. He performs a fairly basic card trick that the magician is well familiar with and with. He sees through straight away, but then he looks around to find that they're sitting in what now resembles a Mexican restaurant.
22nd Oct '17 3:52:00 PM Ma35tro
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The Kansas City Shuffle is an old established name for a con game that depends on the mark believing (correctly) that the conman is trying to con him, but being ''in''correct about how it's going to be done. Another way to say it is that it relies on the mark being "too smart for their own good".

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The Kansas City Shuffle is an old established name for a con game that depends on the mark believing (correctly) that the conman is trying to con him, but being ''in''correct about how it's going to be done. Another way to say it is that it relies on the mark being "too "[[WrongGenreSavvy too smart for their own good".
good]]".
13th Oct '17 3:10:43 PM The_Hankerchief
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** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Mab charges Harry with repaying a debt to Nicodemus Archleone by helping him steal the Holy Grail from Hades' vault in the Underworld, along with a crew of other people Nicodemus hired for the job. After setting it up, Mab tells Harry that it's a setup: she only intends for Harry to help him get the Grail; she never said anything about what Harry would do after he got his hands on it. Both Harry and Nicodemus figure that the other is going to betray him as soon as Nicodemus obtains the Grail, so Harry asks for a second person to watch his back, while Nicodemus has secretly given Coins to Hannah Ascher and the Genoskwa (Lasciel and Uriel, respectively, and hired Goodman Grey for the secondary reason of helping him kill Harry when it comes time. However, it is later revealed that Harry figured out that Grey was the only person Nicodemus could hire to get access to the location where the Way to Hades' vault could be opened, and secretly hired him first, with the purpose of turning on Nicodemus after he got the Grail. The resulting brouhaha leaves Nicodemus defeated and alone, with Deirdre dead by his hand (to get through the Gate of Blood), his power broken, and his reputation destroyed. Sure, he got the Grail, but he lost the item he really wanted: the knife that Christ was stabbed with while he was on the Cross, along with three other artifacts. It turns out the whole plot was a scheme by Mab and Johnnie Marcone, along with Uriel and Hades' help, to get back at Nicodemus for the events of ''Small Favor''.
10th Oct '17 3:17:30 PM Malady
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* In HunterXHunter, a minor villain challenges Gon to a "simple" contest: he presents two candles, a long one and a short one, and allows Gon to pick one. Whoever's candle burns out first is the loser, and as other characters point out, it's obvious that there's a trick, but impossible to tell whether the longer candle has been tampered with, or if the lopsided choice is meant to trick Gon into falsely suspecting that it has. It turns out that the villain just has a second pair of candles down the back of his shirt and switches them out so he gives Gon an oil-soaked candle whichever he picks. Gon doesn't figure out the trick until after the candles are lit, but [[TakeAThirdOption wins by simply blowing out his opponent's candle.]]

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* In HunterXHunter, ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', a minor villain challenges Gon to a "simple" contest: he presents two candles, a long one and a short one, and allows Gon to pick one. Whoever's candle burns out first is the loser, and as other characters point out, it's obvious that there's a trick, but impossible to tell whether the longer candle has been tampered with, or if the lopsided choice is meant to trick Gon into falsely suspecting that it has. It turns out that the villain just has a second pair of candles down the back of his shirt and switches them out so he gives Gon an oil-soaked candle whichever he picks. Gon doesn't figure out the trick until after the candles are lit, but [[TakeAThirdOption wins by simply blowing out his opponent's candle.]]
9th Oct '17 9:13:41 PM Lopiny
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* [[https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Oinkbane Oinkbane the Were-hog assassin]], whose tactics (which are [[WarCry too subtle for you]]) are nearly-parodic versions of these. You'll know he's after you, you'll see an idiotically obvious ploy right in front of you, and right as you make a move to put an end to his shenanigans he'll get you from a different and utterly unexpected angle, and end you [[DropTheHammer with a giant mallet]]. As an example, he'll [[HighlyVisibleNinja hide inside a crate labeled "NOT AN ASSASSIN" whose contents are breathing]], and when you move to open the crate it'll turn out to pack a sheep; Oinkbane will then roll out from under your bed and crush your head into paste.
4th Oct '17 2:20:44 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Steve pulls an ''Ocean's Eleven''-style heist to rob a rich boy's Bar Mitzvah for revenge for stealing his girlfriend. This trope came into affect when he made the boy think he was going to steal his presents, but was actually after his Bar Mitzvah money.
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