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3rd Jan '17 8:42:56 AM MiddleEighth
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*Big time, in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. The four are sent by the Circle to meet with a hermit in the wilderness because he has some significant information. The timing of the discovery of this hermit is very suspicious, and everyone suspects that the Guardians have set a trap for the four. However, the Circle reassure the four that their best scryers could find nothing to indicate that this was a Guardians' trap. So the four agree to go, figuring they can overpower anyone who tries to ambush them. As it turns out, it ''is'' a trap, one carefully calculated to take out the four as fast as possible, and only luck [[spoiler: and some secret help from unknown friends]] lets the four escape. Anyway, the Circle was right; it wasn't a Guardians trap [[spoiler: (though the Guardians got wind of it and ambushed the ambushers)]]; it was [[spoiler: a ''Circle'' trap, since they had decided that the [[ActualPacifist Actual Pacifism]] of the four made them a threat and attempted to separate and neutralize them.]]
18th Oct '16 5:18:06 PM Dravencour
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* The "Poor Thing" sequence in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' has a variation of this, with Beadle Bamford luring Lucy Barker to Judge Turpin's mansion, telling her that the Judge is remorseful about sending away her husband, Benjamin Barker, for life on a false charge. When Lucy arrives there, there's a wild masked ball well underway at the place, and when Lucy finally does find the Judge, it turns out that he is anything ''but'' remorseful, and has used this ball as a means to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty get her alone and defenseless]].

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* The "Poor Thing" sequence in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' has a variation of this, with Beadle Bamford luring Lucy Barker to Judge Turpin's mansion, telling her that the Judge is remorseful about sending away her husband, Benjamin Barker, for life on a false charge. When Lucy arrives there, arrives, there's a wild masked ball well underway at the place, mansion, with no one she knows there; and when Lucy finally does find the Judge, it turns out that he is anything ''but'' remorseful, and has used this ball as a means to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty get her alone and defenseless]].
18th Oct '16 5:15:24 PM Dravencour
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* The "Poor Thing" sequence in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' has a variation of this, with Beadle Bamford luring Lucy Barker to a masked ball at Judge Turpin's mansion, telling her that the Judge is remorseful about sending away her husband, Benjamin Barker, for life on a false charge. Turns out he's anything ''but'' remorseful, and has used this as a means to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty get her alone and defenseless]].

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* The "Poor Thing" sequence in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' has a variation of this, with Beadle Bamford luring Lucy Barker to a masked ball at Judge Turpin's mansion, telling her that the Judge is remorseful about sending away her husband, Benjamin Barker, for life on a false charge. Turns When Lucy arrives there, there's a wild masked ball well underway at the place, and when Lucy finally does find the Judge, it turns out he's that he is anything ''but'' remorseful, and has used this ball as a means to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty get her alone and defenseless]].
24th Sep '16 12:20:21 AM OgreProdigy
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* In ''Series/TheWire'' drug dealers Fruit and Lex from rival gangs are both after the same girl, until Lex eventually ambushes and kills Fruit. Soon afterward Fruit's gang has a local kid tell Lex that the girl wants to meet him. He goes to an out of the way spot expecting to meet her... and comes face to face with Chris Partlow and Snoop, two of the most lethal enforcers in Baltimore. It doesn't end well for Lex.

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* In ''Series/TheWire'' drug dealers Fruit and Lex from rival gangs are both after the same girl, until Lex eventually ambushes and kills Fruit. Soon afterward Fruit's gang has a local kid tell Lex that the girl wants to meet him. He goes to an out of the way spot expecting to meet her... and comes face to face with [[TheDreaded Chris Partlow Partlow]] and Snoop, [[DarkActionGirl Snoop]], two of the most [[CoDragons lethal enforcers enforcers]] in Baltimore. It doesn't end well for Lex.
7th Aug '16 8:49:51 PM MrNickelodeon
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** The title character of ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall'' lures guests to his "Tower of Doom" under the pretense that they're going to be riding a fun carnival ride, when in actuality Doom intends to use the fear generated from them while riding to power his ultimate superweapon.
25th Jul '16 8:00:21 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Ooblar in ''Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast'' purposely leads Jimmy, Carl, and the riders into Planet Yolkus just so he and King Goobot can trap them and have Poultra kill them.
* In ''Ride/MenInBlackAlienAttack'', one alien pretends to be an innocent alien, only to reveal to the riders that they just walked right into an ambush.

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Ooblar in ''Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast'' purposely leads Jimmy, Carl, and the riders into Planet Yolkus just so he and King Goobot can trap them and have Poultra kill them.
* ** In ''Ride/MenInBlackAlienAttack'', one alien pretends to be an innocent alien, only to reveal to the riders that they just walked right into an ambush.ambush.
** Lord Darkenon in ''Theatre/PoseidonsFury'' tricks the guests, along with the attraction's guide, into walking into a secret chamber that he soon shuts all possible exits to.
25th May '16 2:58:00 PM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], Batman can tracks the title villain to a BankRobbery only to find that he has been [[LockedInAFreezer Locked in a Bank Vault]] that is really a GasChamber, while the villain enacts the real EvilPlan.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], Batman can tracks the title villain to a BankRobbery only to find that he has been [[LockedInAFreezer Locked in a Bank Vault]] that is really a GasChamber, while the villain enacts the real EvilPlan.EvilPlan.
** In [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove "Mad Love"]], Harley [[FakeDefector pretends to betray the Joker]] in order to capture Batman so she can kill him so he'll stop [[MurderTheHypotenuse distracting Mistah J's attention away from her]].
25th May '16 2:54:28 PM SteveMB
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If the trap is blatantly obvious, this becomes SchmuckBait. If it's so obvious the character recognizes it for what it is, but then elects to walk into it anyway, it's TrapIsTheOnlyOption.

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If the trap is blatantly obvious, this becomes SchmuckBait. If it's so obvious the character recognizes it for what it is, but then elects to walk into it anyway, it's TrapIsTheOnlyOption. \n If the person springing the trap isn't even trying to hide his intentions, he may tell the target to ComeAlone.
14th May '16 11:18:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The Hierarchy use one of the dead Shakara race's lost artifacts to lay a trap for Shakara when he comes to inspect it, sending in a strike force of Teknosaurs, Xorn, and Buggerians.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The Hierarchy use one of the dead Shakara race's lost artifacts to lay a trap for Shakara when he comes to inspect it, sending in a strike force of Teknosaurs, Xorn, Thornax, and Buggerians.
14th May '16 9:58:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The Hierarchy use one of the dead Shakara race's lost artifacts to lay a trap for Shakara when he comes to inspect it, sending in a strike force of Teknosaurs, Xorn, and Buggerians.
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