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21st Feb '17 6:55:50 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', when Vaness is captured, she manipulates her captors to lead her towards Baedyed territory, as her recent (not yet publicly known) treaty with them should compel them to rescue her. Unfortunately, the Baedyeds aren't satisfied with the treaty and have already planned to murder Vaness, so the entire idea backfires on her.
17th Feb '17 6:53:58 PM rva98014
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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether and her goons manage to retrieve the [[HatePlague Night Howler]] dart gun Judy and Nick took as evidence and traps them in one of the museum exhibits. She then infects Nick with the Night Howler and calls the ZPD to report Judy getting attacked, realizing that the bunny can't escape due to her injured leg and will get killed. For the villain, this means that she gets a couple troublesome witnesses out of the way and create more anti-predator sentiment for her plan in one fell swoop. She stuck around to gloat and watch the gruesome death. It backfires on her ''massively'' when [[BatmanGambit it turns out that Judy and Nick anticipated her doing this]], so they replaced the serum with blueberries while they still had the dart gun. Then while Nick was faking going savage, Judy used her [[ChekhovsBoomerang carrot pen recorder]] to [[CaughtOnTape record Bellwether's gloating, creating more than enough evidence to convict her]]. By the time Bellwether realized that she got duped, [[RightBehindMe the ZPD are behind her]] and [[TheCavalry are more than prepared to arrest her]].]] Nick's and Judy's [[HellYesMoment smug faces say it all]].

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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether and her goons manage to retrieve the [[HatePlague Night Howler]] dart gun Judy and Nick took as evidence and traps them in one of the museum exhibits. She then infects darts Nick with the a Night Howler pellet intending him to turn savage and kill Judy. Bellwether calls the ZPD to report Judy getting attacked, realizing that the bunny can't escape due to her injured leg reporting a savage fox and will get killed. For the villain, this means that an officer down. While waiting for them to arrive, she gets a couple troublesome witnesses out of the way and create more anti-predator sentiment for her plan in one fell swoop. She stuck around intends to gloat and watch the gruesome death. It death all the while carrying on her EvilGloating. This backfires on her ''massively'' when [[BatmanGambit as it turns out that Judy and Nick anticipated her doing this]], so they this and replaced the serum pellet with blueberries while they still had the dart gun. Then while blueberries. While Nick was faking faked going savage, Judy used her [[ChekhovsBoomerang carrot pen recorder]] recorder to [[CaughtOnTape record capture Bellwether's gloating, creating more than enough evidence gloating]] leading to convict her]]. an EngineeredPublicConfession. By the time Bellwether realized that she got duped, [[RightBehindMe realizes she's been tricked, [[TheCavalry the ZPD are behind her]] and [[TheCavalry are more than prepared catching her red-handed leading to arrest her]].her arrest.]] Nick's and Judy's [[HellYesMoment smug faces say it all]].
31st Jan '17 2:21:47 PM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': During the climax of the Demon Portals arc, the Chan Clan and Shendu [[EnemyMine team up]] to open the last portal so that Jade can escape the Netherworld, in exchange for the Chans' friend (and object of Shendu's obsession) Valerie Payne surrendering herself to him. However, Uncle realizes that Shendu is probably planning to double cross them all when the time comes, so already has a spell in place to banish him before he has a chance to.

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* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': During the climax of the Demon Portals arc, the Chan Clan and Shendu [[EnemyMine team up]] to open the last portal so that Jade can escape the Netherworld, in exchange for the Chans' friend (and object of Shendu's obsession) [[VillainousCrush obsession]]) Valerie Payne surrendering herself to him. However, Uncle realizes that Shendu is probably planning to double cross them all when the time comes, so already has a spell in place to banish him before he has a chance to.
17th Jan '17 2:43:15 AM TheSinful
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574569/1/Dodging-Prison-and-Stealing-Witches-Revenge-is-Best-Served-Raw Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches]]'': Dumbledore frames Harry for attempted murder of his twin John and convinces the boys' parents to let him defend Harry at trial, intending to lock Harry up in Azkaban until he has to face Voldemort. Unfortunately, not only does Harry refuse to sign a confession, but the prosecution informs him they plan to push for execution. Come the trial, Dumbledore learns that not only is the prosecution pushing for exoneration, but a good deal of evidence he thought was inadmissible is presented. Due to the prosecution insisting the defendant is innocent and the defense declaring him guilty, Amelia forces the two to switch sides.
12th Jan '17 11:09:02 AM Skybrigadier
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* ''Fanfic/CorrinReacts'': [[TheChessmaster Corrin]] and [[ConsummateProfessional Saizou]] manage to do this to ''each other''. Saizou swaps Jakob's diary for a blank in an attempt to catch Corrin out. Corrin in turn swaps the (unbeknownst to him) blank diary for a book of sketches of Flora, causing Saizou to flip out when the blank diary is missing.
5th Jan '17 12:26:58 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': During the climax of the Demon Portals arc, the Chan Clan and Shendu [[EnemyMine team up]] to open the last portal so that Jade can escape the Netherworld, in exchange for the Chans' friend (and object of Shendu's obsession) Valerie Payne surrendering herself to him. However, Uncle realizes that Shendu is probably planning to double cross them all when the time comes, so already has a spell in place to banish him before he has a chance to.
24th Dec '16 12:51:39 PM StarSword
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* In one ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' book, Daniel Leary's corvette ''Princess Cecile'' is being pursued by a {{privateer}}, ''Estremadura'', that is continually dropping out of FTL right on top of him, too close for effective use of kinetic-kill missiles. Daniel fires missiles off in another direction entirely then tricks the privateer into dropping out of FTL directly in their path; they hit at terminal velocity and ''Estremadura'' is obliterated, a trick that only worked ''because'' the other pilot was so good.



--> '''Eggman''': You thought you could trick me with that fake Emerald?
--> '''Tails''': So... How did you know it wasn't the real one?
--> '''Eggman''': Because {{you just TOLD me}}, fox-boy!

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--> '''Eggman''': You thought you could trick me with that fake Emerald?
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Emerald?\\
'''Tails''': So... How did you know it wasn't the real one?
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one?\\
'''Eggman''': Because {{you just TOLD me}}, fox-boy!



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Despite their efforts to prevent it, Aria, Liara, the Shadow Broker, and the various merc groups on Omega ''all'' get Out-Gambitted by [[MagnificentBastard the Illusive Man]] and [[NGOSuperpower Cerberus]] in between the events of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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Despite their efforts to prevent it, Aria, Liara, the Shadow Broker, and the various merc groups on Omega ''all'' get Out-Gambitted by [[MagnificentBastard the Illusive Man]] and [[NGOSuperpower Cerberus]] in between the events of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' and the expansion ''Brood War'' feature a massive GambitPileup, where Kerrigan ultimately Out-Gambits everyone, kills most of the characters, and only spares those [[NotWorthKilling not worth it]] because [[CruelMercy mercy is worse]]. [[spoiler:And then it's revealed that she was out gambitted by someone else.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' and the expansion ''Brood War'' feature a massive GambitPileup, where Kerrigan ultimately Out-Gambits everyone, kills most of the characters, and only spares those [[NotWorthKilling not worth it]] because [[CruelMercy mercy is worse]]. [[spoiler:And then it's revealed that she was out gambitted by someone else.]]
21st Dec '16 5:22:33 PM Xtifr
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* WellIntentionedExtremist [[spoiler:King Pryderi]] of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' makes an [[DealWithTheDevil alliance]] with resident EvilOverlord Arawn in an attempt to conquer Prydain and put an end to the infighting and bickering between lords that has long plagued his land. After he has conquered Prydain he planned to make Arawn into his servant by virtue of his superior army. Too bad for him, Arawn is well-known and feared for his evil trickery and, too late, the King realizes that the Death Lord has [[UnwittingPawn outmaneuvered him.]] [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, he doesn't live long after.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist [[spoiler:King Pryderi]] of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' makes an [[DealWithTheDevil alliance]] with resident EvilOverlord Arawn in an attempt to conquer Prydain and put an end to the infighting and bickering between lords that has long plagued his land. After he has conquered Prydain he planned to make Arawn into his servant by virtue of his superior army. Too bad for him, Arawn is well-known and feared for his evil trickery and, too late, the King realizes that the Death Lord has [[UnwittingPawn outmaneuvered him.]] [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, he doesn't live long after.]]
7th Dec '16 8:25:46 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* Literature/WhateleyUniverse: the Intelligence Cadet Corps puts a tracker on one of the Masterminds and figures out where their secret hideout is; but Stopwatch is way ahead of them, using a fake hideout and planting false clues in it, so when the Cadets search the hideout, they leap to the wrong conclusion about the intended heist.

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the Intelligence Cadet Corps puts a tracker on one of the Masterminds and figures out where their secret hideout is; but Stopwatch is way ahead of them, using a fake hideout and planting false clues in it, so when the Cadets search the hideout, they leap to the wrong conclusion about the intended heist.heist.
** Diamondback's plan for her Combat Final [[BatmanGambit relied on Hekate backstabbing her]] - it would have worked out for both of them if she didn't, but would work much better for Sandra if Hekate decided to cheat. Kallysta obliging grabs the VillainBall with both hands and pays the price for it.
** She-Beast uses her duel against Nemesis to set up the Spy Kidz, by leaving a gap in her defenses that Nemesis could only know about if the Intelligence Cadets were spying on her (against the direct order of their faculty advisor) and passed it on to her opponent. Not only does she humiliate Nemesis, the Secret Squirrels get caught red-handed as a result.
** The Bell Witch's plans for the Telechines' Astrolabe involved her getting the power and her daughter Nacht getting all the negative repercussions. Katie saw it coming a mile away and turned the tables on her.
27th Nov '16 11:18:35 AM flodoris
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** Sasuke (take a deep breath) thought that Itachi killed his clan out of hatred but [[spoiler:he really did care about him because he was ordered to by the Konoha elder Danzo, who was than revealed to have been manipulated by Tobi who had also manipulated Pain into becoming evil. Sasuke was then manipulated by Orochimaru to steal his body, but Sasuke saw through this and was met up by Tobi who revealed that he was responsible for the Uchiha clan massacre by unleashing Kurama on Konoha, causing Sasuke to kill Danzo and then target Konoha, but then Kabuto blackmailed Tobi by resurrecting the real Madara whom Tobi had impersonated. Itachi was resurrected by Kabuto as well, but then he defeated him and sealed his own soul away, but then Madara revealed he had caused the death of Rin which caused Tobi to become evil as he was originally Obito and Madara placed a seal on Tobi's heart which prevented him from becoming the Ten Tails Jinchuuriki in case he tried to side step Madara on the plan. Later Madara trying to force Tobi into restoring his natural body but actually Tobi foresaw this and previously get rid of seal Madara in order to become the Ten Tails Jinchuuriki. But later when Tobi is defeated by Naruto and the Alliance, Madara pulls out his resurrection with the help of Black Zetsu. Orochimaru, Sasuke, and Tobi (still struggling with the Black Zetsu) then try to help everyone else by defeating Madara. Black Zetsu is revealed to have the manifestation of Princess Kaguya who was the first human to use chakra whom Madara was descended from who in turn incapacitates him.]]. Whew.

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** Sasuke (take a deep breath) thought that Itachi killed his clan out of hatred but [[spoiler:he really did care about him because he was ordered to by the Konoha elder Danzo, who was than revealed to have been manipulated by Tobi who had also manipulated Pain into becoming evil. Sasuke was then manipulated by Orochimaru to steal his body, but Sasuke saw through this and was met up by Tobi who revealed that he was responsible for the Uchiha clan massacre by unleashing Kurama on Konoha, causing Sasuke to kill Danzo and then target Konoha, but then Kabuto blackmailed Tobi by resurrecting the real Madara whom Tobi had impersonated. Itachi was resurrected by Kabuto as well, but then he defeated him and sealed his own soul away, but then Madara revealed he had caused the death of Rin which caused Tobi to become evil as he was originally Obito and Madara placed a seal on Tobi's heart which prevented him from becoming the Ten Tails Jinchuuriki in case he tried to side step Madara on the plan. Later Madara trying to force Tobi into restoring his natural body but actually Tobi foresaw this and previously get rid of seal Madara in order to become the Ten Tails Jinchuuriki. But later when Tobi is defeated by Naruto and the Alliance, Madara pulls out his resurrection with the help of Black Zetsu. Orochimaru, Sasuke, and Tobi (still struggling with the Black Zetsu) then try to help everyone else by defeating Madara. Black Zetsu is revealed to have the manifestation of Princess Kaguya who was the first human to use chakra whom Madara was descended from who in turn incapacitates him.]]. ]] Whew.
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