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30th Jul '17 6:02:41 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989): Boss Grissom sends [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Jack Napier]] to retrieve the incriminating information from Axis Chemical (which in reality he has easily made sure they were already removed) [UriahGambit so Lieutenant Eckhardt and his team of corrupt cops can kill him]].

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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989): Boss Grissom sends [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Jack Napier]] to retrieve the incriminating information from the Axis Chemical plant (which in reality he has easily already made sure they were already removed) [UriahGambit [[UriahGambit so Lieutenant Eckhardt and his the team of corrupt cops on Grissom's payroll can kill him]].him]]).



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the King in the North loses the War of Five Kings despite winning every battle when he is lured into a trap orchestrated by the Lannisters, the Freys, and the Boltons.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the King in the North loses the War of Five Kings despite winning every battle when he is lured into a trap orchestrated by the Lannisters, the Freys, and the Boltons. The resultant massacre has since been known as the "Red Wedding".



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robb and most of his supporters are wiped out when Walder Frey turns their renewed marriage alliance into "The Red Wedding".

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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 a massacre that has since been known as the "Red Wedding".
23rd Jun '17 10:34:09 AM GardenGoblin
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* In ''FanFic/AgeOfDragons'' Hawke is lured into a clearly obvious trap by someone pointing out that the trap is probably more interesting than what he's doing at the moment.
8th Jun '17 2:19:45 PM Shadowgazer
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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989): Boss Grissom sends [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Jack Napier]] to retrieve the incriminating information from Axis Chemical [[UriahGambit so Lieutenant Eckhardt and his team of corrupt cops can kill him]].

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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989): Boss Grissom sends [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Jack Napier]] to retrieve the incriminating information from Axis Chemical [[UriahGambit (which in reality he has easily made sure they were already removed) [UriahGambit so Lieutenant Eckhardt and his team of corrupt cops can kill him]].
16th May '17 12:02:54 PM AthenaBlue
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* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] has faced this many times over the years, though it never really works out well for the one(s) laying the trap.

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* [[Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor]] Doctor has faced this many times over the years, though it never really works out well for the one(s) laying the trap.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In "Stop Team Go", Electronique sends each of the Go siblings a phony invitation to lure them into position to blast them with her [[MirrorMoralityMachine "Reverse Polarizer"]].



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In "Stop Team Go", Electronique sends each of the Go siblings a phony invitation to lure them into position to blast them with her [[MirrorMoralityMachine "Reverse Polarizer"]].
26th Apr '17 1:15:11 PM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In "Stop Team Go", Electronique sends each of the Go siblings a phony invitation to lure them into position to blast them with her [[MirrorMoralityMachine "Reverse Polarizer"]].
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.]]
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