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19th Jan '16 7:51:43 AM DannWoolf
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 The Cutie Map Part 2]], Starlight Glimmer is hit with this when [[spoiler:the Mane Six use a FakeDefector gambit to turn her attempt to brainwash them against her and ultimately set up an EngineeredPublicConfession.]]
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 The Cutie Map Part 2]], 2]]", Starlight Glimmer is hit with this when [[spoiler:the Mane Six use a FakeDefector gambit to turn her attempt to brainwash them against her and ultimately set up an EngineeredPublicConfession.]]
16th Jan '16 7:58:39 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/{{Maverick}}''. Bret and Zane out-gambit everyone who is trying to out-gambit ''them'', and are topped themselves by [[spoiler: Annabelle]]. They don't mind - they think it's all a game and the fun will be in getting the money back from her.
9th Jan '16 2:03:55 PM Nutster
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[[caption-width-right:273:He's got him right where he wants him.]]
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[[caption-width-right:273:He's [[caption-width-right:273:You've got him me right where he wants him.I want you.]]
3rd Jan '16 12:02:38 PM nombretomado
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* [[SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Thuris]] is said to be the smartest of the three world eaters. While he DOES do some pretty creative things with the fact that [[AGodAmI most people can't see him]], he's simply playing against several other, much better, chess masters. [[InformedAbility Including one of the other world eaters]].
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* [[SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Thuris]] is said to be the smartest of the three world eaters. While he DOES do some pretty creative things with the fact that [[AGodAmI most people can't see him]], he's simply playing against several other, much better, chess masters. [[InformedAbility Including one of the other world eaters]].
29th Dec '15 11:45:07 PM Anddrix
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** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Injustice League has captured Batman, and begins working on different ideas to tear the league apart to defeat them. What they don't realize before it's too late is that a) Batman's manipulating THEM into screwing up, and b) He can escape whenever he wanted. Naturally, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker- the member who actually ''caught'' Batman for the team- is the only guy [[spoiler:(except for the Ultra-Humanite)]] who fully expects Batman to escape, and pleads for the right to kill him immediately. SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor doesn't listen, and the team listens to Lex, which means, of course, that ''The Joker'' was the OnlySaneMan in that situation. [[spoiler: The ''real'' man who Out-Gambitted the Injustice League, though, was the Ultra-Humanite, who had already agreed to help Batman out...in return for a generous donation in his name to his favourite public broadcast station.]]
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** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Injustice League has captured Batman, and begins working on different ideas to tear the league apart to defeat them. What they don't realize before it's too late is that a) Batman's manipulating THEM into screwing up, and b) He can escape whenever he wanted. Naturally, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker- the member who actually ''caught'' Batman for the team- is the only guy [[spoiler:(except for the Ultra-Humanite)]] who fully expects Batman to escape, and pleads for the right to kill him immediately. SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor doesn't listen, and the team listens to Lex, which means, of course, that ''The Joker'' was the OnlySaneMan in that situation. [[spoiler: The ''real'' man who Out-Gambitted the Injustice League, though, was the Ultra-Humanite, who had already agreed to help Batman out...in return for a generous donation in his name to his favourite public broadcast station.]]
29th Dec '15 5:34:39 AM Anddrix
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* ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange and SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom: Triumph and Torment'' '''is''' this trope. At the end of a rollercoaster of magical action, double-crossings, and double-double-crossings, the reader is left just as much in the dark as the viewpoint character of the book, Doctor Strange, whether everything went just as [[TheChessmaster Doctor Doom]] planned or not..
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* ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange and SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom: Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment'' '''is''' this trope. At the end of a rollercoaster of magical action, double-crossings, and double-double-crossings, the reader is left just as much in the dark as the viewpoint character of the book, Doctor Strange, whether everything went just as [[TheChessmaster Doctor Doom]] planned or not..
17th Dec '15 6:59:09 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': For all President Coriolanus Snow's talk about destroying Katniss's image so the unhappy districts would have nobody to rally behind, [[spoiler:Plutarch completely played him for a fool]].
1st Dec '15 3:35:57 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', Balem and Titus spend most of the movie sending more guards or bribing more mercenaries to bring them Jupiter. [[spoiler:Kalique buys out two of Balem's mercenaries so that she sees Jupiter first, and is nothing but polite and kind to her. The result is that Titus is under investigation by the Aegis and Balem is dead, while Kalique is alive and well to take control of the company, exactly as she wanted]].
27th Nov '15 4:56:37 PM hamza678
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* In ''Film/SpiderMan3'', Spider-Man is framed for a bank robbery thanks to Eddie Brock Jr. As it turns out, there never was a bank robbery the day earlier, and Brock's plan to get the office job at the Daily Bugle would've succeeded if Peter Parker hadn't recognized the photo from a previous photo of Spider-Man returning stolen loot to the bank (not to mention that Peter Parker had [[BecauseImJonesy very good reason to be 100% certain that Spider-Man had never robbed any bank]]) and made sure Brock's scam was revealed to J. Jonah Jameson. In a later scene, [[ExposeTheVillainGetHisJob Parker takes Brock's place in the office]].
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* In ''Film/SpiderMan3'', Spider-Man is framed for a bank robbery thanks to Eddie Brock Jr. As it turns out, there never was a bank robbery the day earlier, and Brock's plan to get the office job at the Daily Bugle would've succeeded if Peter Parker hadn't recognized the photo from a previous photo of Spider-Man returning stolen loot to the bank (not to mention that Peter Parker had [[BecauseImJonesy [[ConfrontingYourImposter very good reason to be 100% certain that Spider-Man had never robbed any bank]]) and made sure Brock's scam was revealed to J. Jonah Jameson. In a later scene, [[ExposeTheVillainGetHisJob Parker takes Brock's place in the office]].
14th Nov '15 8:24:45 PM Adept
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* Happened in ''LiarGame'', where Akiyama was out-gambitted by [[MagnificentBastard Yokoya]], who walked away with a huge amount of the winnings and left him in debt. However, [[spoiler:Nao [[HannibalLecture pointed out]] to Yokoya that even though he had won, he still lost the game, because he went back on his philosophy of complete dominance and instead turned to common cheating and stealing and three of his teammates had betrayed him.]]
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* Happened in ''LiarGame'', ''Manga/LiarGame'', where Akiyama was out-gambitted by [[MagnificentBastard Yokoya]], who walked away with a huge amount of the winnings and left him in debt. However, [[spoiler:Nao [[HannibalLecture pointed out]] to Yokoya that even though he had won, he still lost the game, because he went back on his philosophy of complete dominance and instead turned to common cheating and stealing and three of his teammates had betrayed him.]]
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