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17th Aug '17 1:21:52 PM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** In "Mad Love" (adapted from an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures''), Harley Quinn actually gets Batman to fall for one of her traps, but then Batman (rather expectedly) uses a BatmanGambit to exploit both her feelings for the Joker and how the Joker would react.

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* ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse''
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''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** *** In "Mad Love" (adapted from an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures''), Harley Quinn actually gets Batman to fall for one of her traps, but then Batman (rather expectedly) uses a BatmanGambit to exploit both her feelings for the Joker and how the Joker would react.



** In "You Scratch My Back", Catwoman should have known better that to try and play Nightwing, Batman's protege. He has after all been taught by [[BatmanGambit the best]].
* 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, ComicBook/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. 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 [[ViewersLikeYou generous donation in his name]] to his favourite public broadcast station.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'':
** The third season revolves a great deal around the conflict between super villains Lex Luthor and Grodd. In their final confrontation, Luthor manipulates Grodd into using his own powers to destroy himself, resulting in this exchange:

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** *** In "You Scratch My Back", Catwoman should have known better that to try and play Nightwing, Batman's protege. He has after all been taught by [[BatmanGambit the best]].
* ** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Injustice for All" 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, ComicBook/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. 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 [[ViewersLikeYou generous donation in his name]] to his favourite public broadcast station.]]
* ** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'':
** *** The third season revolves a great deal around the conflict between super villains Lex Luthor and Grodd. In their final confrontation, Luthor manipulates Grodd into using his own powers to destroy himself, resulting in this exchange:



** ComicBook/GreenArrow versus ComicBook/TheQuestion in the Creator/GailSimone-written episode "Double Date". Arrow spots Question pocketing evidence, and confiscates a locker key. Once he's gone, Question then reveals that the key was a fake-out, and the real evidence he palmed was a shipping manifest. And ''then'' we find out that Arrow knew he was being conned, and hid outside so that he could follow Question when he chased up the real lead.

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** *** ComicBook/GreenArrow versus ComicBook/TheQuestion in the Creator/GailSimone-written episode "Double Date". Arrow spots Question pocketing evidence, and confiscates a locker key. Once he's gone, Question then reveals that the key was a fake-out, and the real evidence he palmed was a shipping manifest. And ''then'' we find out that Arrow knew he was being conned, and hid outside so that he could follow Question when he chased up the real lead.
17th Aug '17 1:19:51 PM Manny20444
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** In one episode (adapted from an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures''), Harley Quinn actually gets Batman to fall for one of her traps, but then Batman (rather expectedly) uses a BatmanGambit to exploit both her feelings for the Joker and how the Joker would react.

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** In one episode "Mad Love" (adapted from an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures''), Harley Quinn actually gets Batman to fall for one of her traps, but then Batman (rather expectedly) uses a BatmanGambit to exploit both her feelings for the Joker and how the Joker would react.
6th Aug '17 7:40:14 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' Ivy spends most of the film seducing the title duo, turning them against each other and trying to kill them with her kiss. She eventually gets Robin alone and reveals what Freeze's plan is, in exchange for a kiss from 'her lover for luck'. Robin keeps the deal and kisses her [[spoiler:but doesn't die thanks to wearing a rubber lip, stopping her poison. Unfortunately, he didn't expect her to shove him from her throne into her pond and try to have her plants drown him instead.]]
3rd Aug '17 2:35:20 PM DTH
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[[caption-width-right:273:You've got me right where I want you.]]

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[[caption-width-right:273:You've [[caption-width-right:273:[[PreAssKickingOneLiner You've got me right where I want you.]] ]]
14th Jul '17 5:07:08 AM azbyc15243
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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', this is the only way that Kyousuke can fight against the White Queen, an omnipotent EldritchAbomination. However, the Queen is far smarter than she normally lets on, and [[spoiler:due to her twisted love for him]], doesn't mind losing.
** A good example of this is the fourth volume, when the Queen pretends to let Kyousuke use her sword as a handicap, but is in fact damaging the building in a way that would kill the people Kyousuke is trying to save. However, Kyousuke had already figured out that the building's design deviated from the original plans, so he knew that this wouldn't work.
** The seventh volume is a back-and-forth example of this, ultimately ending in [[spoiler:the Queen's victory. She pretends that her plan was to sabotage Kyousuke's attempt to kill her (which he 'discovers' and makes a counter-plan for), but she actually wanted him to succeed. She was able to survive through currently-unknown means, while Kyousuke's means of defeating her [[NiceJobBreakingItHero would become a threat to the world in its own right]]. As a result, he is now forced to work with her - her goal all along]].
11th Jul '17 5:47:58 PM jormis29
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* The finale of Krzysztof Kieslowski's ''White'' is a beautiful example of this.

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* The finale of Krzysztof Kieslowski's ''White'' ''[[Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy White]]'' is a beautiful example of this.
23rd Jun '17 5:39:50 PM ngh93
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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether darts Nick with a Night Howler pellet intending him to turn savage and kill Judy. Bellwether calls the ZPD reporting a savage fox and an officer down. While waiting for them to arrive, she intends to watch the gruesome death all the while carrying on her EvilGloating. This backfires on her ''massively'' as it turns out Judy and Nick anticipated this and replaced the pellet with blueberries. While Nick faked going savage, Judy used her carrot pen recorder to [[CaughtOnTape capture Bellwether's gloating]] leading to an EngineeredPublicConfession. By the time Bellwether realizes she's been tricked, [[TheCavalry the ZPD are behind her]] catching her red-handed leading to her arrest.]]

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* This *This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether darts Nick with a Night Howler pellet intending him to turn savage and kill Judy. Bellwether calls the ZPD reporting a savage fox and an officer down. While waiting for them to arrive, she intends to watch the gruesome death all the while carrying on her EvilGloating. This backfires on her ''massively'' as it turns out Judy and Nick anticipated this and replaced the pellet with blueberries. While Nick faked going savage, Judy used her carrot pen recorder to [[CaughtOnTape capture Bellwether's gloating]] leading to an EngineeredPublicConfession. By the time Bellwether realizes she's been tricked, [[TheCavalry the ZPD are behind her]] catching her red-handed leading to her arrest.]]



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23rd Jun '17 5:39:31 PM ngh93
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*This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether darts Nick with a Night Howler pellet intending him to turn savage and kill Judy. Bellwether calls the ZPD reporting a savage fox and an officer down. While waiting for them to arrive, she intends to watch the gruesome death all the while carrying on her EvilGloating. This backfires on her ''massively'' as it turns out Judy and Nick anticipated this and replaced the pellet with blueberries. While Nick faked going savage, Judy used her carrot pen recorder to [[CaughtOnTape capture Bellwether's gloating]] leading to an EngineeredPublicConfession. By the time Bellwether realizes she's been tricked, [[TheCavalry the ZPD are behind her]] catching her red-handed leading to her arrest.]]
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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether darts Nick with a Night Howler pellet intending him to turn savage and kill Judy. Bellwether calls the ZPD reporting a savage fox and an officer down. While waiting for them to arrive, she intends to watch the gruesome death all the while carrying on her EvilGloating. This backfires on her ''massively'' as it turns out Judy and Nick anticipated this and replaced the pellet with blueberries. While Nick faked going savage, Judy used her carrot pen recorder to [[CaughtOnTape capture Bellwether's gloating]] leading to an EngineeredPublicConfession. By the time Bellwether realizes she's been tricked, [[TheCavalry the ZPD are behind her]] catching her red-handed leading to her arrest.]]
8th Jun '17 12:54:07 AM SirPellucidar
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* Happens all the time in chess, but it should be noted that the word 'gambit' has a specific meaning in that context (a minor offer of material, usually a pawn, in the opening in exchange for another type of advantage), and a 'countergambit' specifically refers to a gambit offered in response to another gambit - instead of taking your opponent's offered pawn, for example, you reply by offering your own. This, of course, is no guarantee of success for either side.
5th Jun '17 7:36:10 PM RighteousFury
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* In ''Fanfic/FateZeroSanity'', Gilgamesh believes that he is the Fourth Grail War's resident MagnificentBastard as in [[LightNovel/FateZero canon]]. He is gravely mistaken and ultimately taken advantage of by Assassin![[spoiler:[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Obito Uchiha]]]], the War's true MagnificentBastard, ending in [[spoiler:Gil's death via Saber and Berserker when Obito steals Tokiomi's Command Seals and orders Gilgamesh to attack the latter two]].
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