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14th Apr '17 11:10:04 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': Not only is the shield still up, and not only is the Imperial Fleet on the scene to pin the [[LaResistance Rebel Fleet]] down, but it turns out that the half-completed Death Star is [[SuperweaponSurprise quite operational when they arrive]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': Not only is the shield still up, and not only is the Imperial Fleet on the scene to pin the [[LaResistance Rebel Fleet]] down, but it turns out that the half-completed Death Star is [[SuperweaponSurprise quite operational when they arrive]]. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Thanks to the efforts of the heroes, the Rebels win anyway.]]



** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E15TheHonorableOnes "The Honorable Ones"]]: The ''Ghost'' crew is dispatched by Rebel intelligence to investigate some suspicious Imperial activity at the planet Geonosis. Upon arriving, they land on an Imperial construction module in orbit, one of several -- and it turns out to be a trap sprung by recurring adversary Agent Kallus, who winds up stranded with Zeb on the icy moon Bahryn with a broken leg for his trouble.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E15TheHonorableOnes "The Honorable Ones"]]: The ''Ghost'' crew is dispatched by Rebel intelligence to investigate some suspicious Imperial activity at the planet Geonosis. Upon arriving, they land on an abandoned Imperial construction module in orbit, one of several -- and it turns out to be a trap sprung by recurring adversary Agent Kallus, who winds up stranded with Zeb on the icy moon Bahryn with a broken leg for his trouble.
10th Apr '17 10:45:46 PM AthenaBlue
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* Basically the plot of the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie. Diego pretends to help Manny and Sid to bring the human baby back to its father, but actually he's leading them straight into an ambush to his pack. [[spoiler: In the nick of time he has a [[HeelFaceTurn change of heart]] though. ]]

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* Basically the plot of the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie. Diego pretends to help Manny and Sid to bring the human baby back to its father, but actually he's leading them straight into an ambush to his pack. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the nick of time he has a [[HeelFaceTurn change of heart]] though. heart]], though.]]



* ''Film/TwentyYearsAfter'': Sara's group gets ambushed when going into another city by some survivors that want her baby.



* ''Film/TwentyYearsAfter'': Sara's group gets ambushed when going into another city by some survivors that want her baby.
10th Apr '17 10:45:02 PM AthenaBlue
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* The One Nation Earth agents in the ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' film series movie ''Tribulation'' are misdirected to what they think is the Haters' hideout, and start shooting up the place, only to find out that it was rigged with explosives. Cue the OhCrap.



* In the first ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'', a few zombies attack some emergency medical technicians. They then use the radio in the ambulance to call for more, who likewise also fall prey to the trap. Later, several police squad cars arrive at the scene, and are also ambushed by the zombies.



* Marvel in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' traps Rue in an InescapableNet in order to attract and shoot Katniss. It doesn't work out for him.
* In the first ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'', a few zombies attack some emergency medical technicians. They then use the radio in the ambulance to call for more, who likewise also fall prey to the trap. Later, several police squad cars arrive at the scene, and are also ambushed by the zombies.



* The One Nation Earth agents in the ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' film series movie ''Tribulation'' are misdirected to what they think is the Haters' hideout, and start shooting up the place, only to find out that it was rigged with explosives. Cue the OhCrap.



* Marvel in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' traps Rue in an InescapableNet in order to attract and shoot Katniss. It doesn't work out for him.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robb and most of his supporters are wiped out when Walder Frey turns their renewed marriage alliance into "The Red Wedding".
* ''Series/TheShadowLine'' has an example of this being pulled on a villain. [[spoiler:Gatehouse is sent to kill Jonah Gabriel for [[HeKnowsTooMuch his assumed knowledge of Counterpoint]], yet Gabriel's just bait and Glickman intends to kill Gatehouse when he goes to find him.]]



* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': Thomas falls for former friend O'Brien's manipulations, and believing his feelings for the new footman to be mutual, goes to the latter's bedroom for a kiss. Suffice to say, it's all a set up which [[spoiler:nearly gets Thomas fired with no reference]].



'''Bob:''' And what would that be, sir?\\

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'''Bob:''' '''Angel Bob:''' And what would that be, sir?\\



* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': Thomas falls for former friend O'Brien's manipulations, and believing his feelings for the new footman to be mutual, goes to the latter's bedroom for a kiss. Suffice to say, it's all a set up which [[spoiler:nearly gets Thomas fired with no reference]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robb and most of his supporters are wiped out when Walder Frey turns their renewed marriage alliance into "The Red Wedding".
* ''Series/TheShadowLine'' has an example of this being pulled on a villain. [[spoiler:Gatehouse is sent to kill Jonah Gabriel for [[HeKnowsTooMuch his assumed knowledge of Counterpoint]], yet Gabriel's just bait and Glickman intends to kill Gatehouse when he goes to find him.]]



** In [[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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** In [[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/StarWarsRebels'':
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E03RiseOfTheOldMasters "Rise of the Old Masters"]]: The ''Ghost'' crew hears a broadcast by [[VoiceOfTheResistance Senator-in-exile Gall Trayvis]] with information that Jedi Master Luminara Unduli is still alive and being held at the Spire, an Imperial prison on Stygeon Prime. It turns out she was DeadAllAlong, and it was a trap used multiple times by the Inquisitor to capture surviving Jedi. The crew manages to escape, planning to spread the truth so the Empire can't use it again.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E10VisionOfHope "Vision of Hope"]]: The ''Ghost'' crew learns that Senator Trayvis is coming to Lothal to meet them. It turns out that he's [[TheMole an Imperial spy]], who's been pretending to be a VoiceOfTheResistance to lure rebel cells into traps, and as such the events of "Rise of the Old Masters" were not a coincidence. Just like last time, they escape, blowing Trayvis' cover in the process.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E15TheHonorableOnes "The Honorable Ones"]]: The ''Ghost'' crew is dispatched by Rebel intelligence to investigate some suspicious Imperial activity at the planet Geonosis. Upon arriving, they land on an Imperial construction module in orbit, one of several -- and it turns out to be a trap sprung by recurring adversary Agent Kallus, who winds up stranded with Zeb on the icy moon Bahryn with a broken leg for his trouble.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E02TheAntillesExtraction "The Antilles Extraction"]]: Sabine has [[TheInfiltration gone undercover]] at Skystrike Academy, an Imperial pilot school, to locate and extract defecting cadets. After finding the cadets and identifying herself to them, they need a way to get out. However, the academy's locked down on Governor Pryce's orders because the [[StateSec Imperial Security Bureau]] has also discovered that there are would-be defectors at the academy. So when a spaceflight exercise is announced, Sabine and the cadets take the opportunity to escape. Of course, it's a trap -- the wings of the cadets' TIE fighters are rigged to detach, which happens when Sabine and the defectors try to make a break for it during the exercise. One of them is shot down [[MakeAnExampleOfThem as an example]]. However, Sabine and the remaining two defectors, Wedge and Hobbie, ''do'' manage to escape later thanks to some unexpected help.


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12th Feb '17 10:27:31 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robb and most of his supporters are wiped out when Walder Frey turns their renewed marriage alliance into "The Red Wedding".
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.
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