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20th May '17 3:26:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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# Needs the victim to suspect that its a con-game

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# Needs the victim to suspect that its they are involved in a con-game
18th May '17 6:10:30 PM bt8257
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# Needs the victim to suspect that it's a con-game

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# Needs the victim to suspect that it's its a con-game
11th May '17 10:35:53 PM ShamanOfHedon
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** A short story in an issue of DarkHorseComics StarWarsTales has a young Han Friggin' Solo pulling this by smuggling starships.
10th May '17 4:00:21 AM TheCuza
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Peggy (and several other Arlenites) get scammed by a con man and work together to craft a counter-con in order to make their money back. They set up a fairly transparent off-track betting scam, but the con man stops cashes out before he can suffer the inevitable "lose everything" step. Hank shows up and sees Peggy sobbing over her failure and goes to confront the con man in his hotel room, prompting him to stash his winnings in the hotel safe...and after Hank's left, he discovers the safe is empty and the staff says that this hotel doesn't provide safes. It turns out Peggy anticipated all of this, [[BatmanGambit including Hank's interference]], and snuck the money out through a false back wall. Hank asks what she'd done if things hadn't gone as planned; Peggy responds that [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill they also faked valet parking and would have taken his car]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Peggy (and several other Arlenites) get scammed by a con man and work together to craft a counter-con in order to make their money back. They set up a fairly transparent off-track betting scam, but the con man stops cashes out before he can suffer the inevitable "lose everything" step. Hank shows up and sees Peggy sobbing over her failure and goes to confront the con man in his hotel room, prompting him to stash his winnings in the hotel safe...and after Hank's left, he safe. After Hank leaves, the con man discovers the safe is empty and now empty. He complains to the staff says that staff, who are just confused by his complaint, since this hotel doesn't provide ''provide'' safes. It turns out Peggy anticipated all of this, [[BatmanGambit including Hank's interference]], and snuck the money out through a false back wall. Hank asks what she'd done if things hadn't gone as planned; Peggy responds that [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill they also faked valet parking and would have taken his car]].



* Cartman pulls this off in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die". Cartman is scammed out of some money by Scott, and after several failed attempts to counter Scott's initial con, Cartman brags to Stan and Kyle about his ultimate plan to have a farmer's pony bite Scott's penis off in front of his favorite band, Music/{{Radiohead}}, whom he has invited to a local Chili Cookoff. Cartman actually counts on Stan and Kyle to "sabotage" him by informing Scott of the plan, and counts on Scott to try to get rid of the pony (but not to risk getting his penis bit off by going himself). Scott tells his parents a pony is being abused and has them try to "rescue" it. However, Cartman has already tipped off the farmer that someone is trying to kill it, and the farmer resolves to shoot the tresspassers. After Scott's parents are shot and killed, Cartman steals their bodies and grinds them into mincemeat, feeding them to Scott in the form of "chili." After the plan succeeds, he gloats about it to Scott (who is further humiliated when Radiohead show up and mock his emotional breakdown), and the rest of the cast vow not to mess with Cartman in the future.

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* Cartman pulls this off in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die". Cartman is scammed out of some money by Scott, and after several failed attempts to counter Scott's initial con, Cartman brags to Stan and Kyle about his ultimate plan to have train a farmer's pony to bite Scott's penis off in front of his favorite band, Music/{{Radiohead}}, whom he has invited to a local Chili Cookoff. Cartman actually counts on Stan and Kyle to "sabotage" him by informing Scott of the plan, and counts on Scott to try to get rid of the pony (but not to risk getting his penis bit off by going himself). Scott tells his parents a pony is being abused and has them try to "rescue" it. However, Cartman has already tipped off the farmer who owns the pony that someone is trying to kill it, there are two sickos going around at night killing ponies for kicks, and the farmer resolves to shoot the tresspassers. anyone who tries it with his pony. After Scott's parents are shot and killed, Cartman steals their bodies and grinds them into mincemeat, feeding cooks them into chili, and feeds them to Scott in the form of "chili." Scott. After the plan succeeds, he gloats about it to Scott (who is further humiliated when Radiohead show up and mock his emotional breakdown), and the rest of the cast vow not to mess with Cartman in the future.
9th May '17 9:47:40 PM Acebrock
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* The famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem "Monty Hall" problem]] uses this trope to illustrate probability theory. In the problem, a contestant on a game show is given the opportunity to win a new car by choosing one of three doors--one of which has a car behind it, and two of which have goats behind them. After the contestant makes his choice, the game show host opens one of the two other doors to reveal one of the two goats, then asks the contestant if he would rather choose the prize behind the third and final door, which could either be the car or the second goat. By focusing one's attention on the two remaining closed doors (one of which conceals a car, and one of which conceals a goat), the problem manages to make it look like one has a simple 50/50 chance of winning the car. In fact, the contestant has a 2 in 3 chance of choosing a goat on his first guess, but only a 1 in 3 chance of choosing the car...meaning that the contestant will always have a better chance of getting the car if he changes his choice when given the chance.

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* The famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem "Monty Hall" problem]] MontyHallProblem uses this trope to illustrate probability theory. In the problem, a contestant on a game show is given the opportunity to win a new car by choosing one of three doors--one of which has a car behind it, and two of which have goats behind them. After the contestant makes his choice, the game show host opens one of the two other doors to reveal one of the two goats, then asks the contestant if he would rather choose the prize behind the third and final door, which could either be the car or the second goat. By focusing one's attention on the two remaining closed doors (one of which conceals a car, and one of which conceals a goat), the problem manages to make it look like one has a simple 50/50 chance of winning the car. In fact, the contestant has a 2 in 3 chance of choosing a goat on his first guess, but only a 1 in 3 chance of choosing the car...meaning that the contestant will always have a better chance of getting the car if he changes his choice when given the chance.
28th Apr '17 4:35:35 PM cybertoy0
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'';
** In Alabasta, the Baroque Works Officer Agents need to keep Vivi away from the Rebels so she can't warn them about their organization's plot to use the rebellion to take over the kingdom. They seem a group of cloaked figures all riding Supersonic Ducks like Vivi's TeamPet Karoo. The agents split up to pursue each figure, and only learn too late that it's just the Straw Hats, and the real Vivi was waiting for the Agents to leave their post.
** As part of their scheme to kill Big Mom, Luffy uses a captured Devil Fruit user to create an army of copies- and then reveals himself amid the chaos. With everyone focused on Luffy, no one is paying much attention to his doubles, allowing Brook, wearing a PaperThinDisguise, to sneak around and complete the first step of the assassination.
13th Apr '17 10:51:14 AM Kereea1
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** The fourth Halloween has Holt, Jake, and Amy all competing. The winner is [[spoiler: Gina]] who went out of their way to fake an injury to remove them from the team they were on and then come back and hide in the background while completing the rest of their plan. They also use Terry as an obvious RedHerring since he's trying to work instead of participate, which makes people think he's pulling his own shuffle. [[spoiler: Gina]] manipulated everyone simply because [[spoiler: the winner is the ultimate "detective"-slash-genius which she felt was rude and left her out]] and made sure everything went as planned.
21st Mar '17 10:09:40 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'', Bishop Mandible traps Bobbin in a cage, but doesn't take the magical distaff Bobbin carries. Big mistake, right? Not quite -- Mandible is actually after the Draft of Opening. He watches Bobbin cast the spell to unlock the cage and ''then'' takes the distaff.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'', Bishop Mandible traps Bobbin in a cage, but doesn't take the magical distaff Bobbin carries. Big mistake, right? Not quite -- Mandible is actually after the [[MagicMusic Draft of Opening.Opening]]. He watches Bobbin cast the spell to unlock the cage and ''then'' takes the distaff.
17th Mar '17 10:53:36 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The book version of ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' has a Zoo of Death instead of the Pit of Despair. It has multiple levels of basement, and as you go down the enemies get scarier. [[NothingIsScarier One level has absolutely nothing in it. Just a long, black tunnel with the exit door at the other end.]] For Inigo and Fezzik, this is goddamn disturbing. ''Something'' should be happening! This is the level of the Enemies of Fear. The idea is that you panic, run for the opposite door, [[spoiler:and let the venomous spider under the handle kill you.]]

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* The book version of ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' has a Zoo of Death instead of the Pit of Despair. It has multiple levels of basement, and as you go down the enemies get scarier. [[NothingIsScarier One level has absolutely nothing in it. Just a long, black tunnel with the exit door at the other end.]] For Inigo and Fezzik, this is goddamn disturbing. ''Something'' should be happening! This is the level of the Enemies of Fear. The idea is that you panic, run for the opposite door, [[spoiler:and let the venomous spider under the handle kill you. It ends up working ''too'' well; Fezzik just kept on running without bothering with the handle, and the spider was trampled without either of them ever noticing it.]]
17th Mar '17 10:50:43 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Another that he does in the story is act desperate and try to pawn a diamond. The victim then tries to rip him off, but he palms it and substitutes a fake at the last second. At one point he tries to argue to his parole officer that it shouldn't count as wrong if the victim thought they were conning ''him'', but nobody's buying it.
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