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17th Feb '18 11:36:00 AM LinguaViva
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* In the German film ''Film/{{Canaris}}'', UsefulNotes/{{Abwehr}} agent Althoff blows his cover while spying in France shortly before World War II, but is quickly returned home in exchange for a French spy who was caught in Germany.
17th Dec '17 2:21:22 PM urielzet
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* Near the end of Jason Matthews's ''Literature/RedSparrow'', [[spoiler:Korchnoi is discovered as the SVR mole while Dominika is hidden by the CIA in Athens. A deal is struck so that Dominika would be returned to Moscow in exchange for Korchnoi's transfer to the West. The novel ends with Dominika returning to Russia safely, while the Americans are left with Korchnoi's body after he was assassinated just as he was about to make it across the bridge where the exchange occurred]].
16th Dec '17 4:23:46 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo''. Holland has been hired to kill TortureTechnician Molloch. He plans to lure Molloch out into the open by kidnapping his [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes sister Claire]], ostensibly for ransom. Molloch then gets his hands on the daughter of Holland's partner, and suggests a PrisonerExchange instead. The problem is Claire is already dead, accidentally shot during the kidnapping.
12th Sep '17 5:58:27 AM jormis29
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* in a more hostage for macguffin girl way, Farworld sees the dark circle kidnap Dew in order to trade her for Kyja, who is a 'guest' of the water elementals.

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* in a more hostage for macguffin girl way, Farworld ''Literature/{{Farworld}}'' sees the dark circle kidnap Dew in order to trade her for Kyja, who is a 'guest' of the water elementals.
15th Jul '17 9:55:17 AM nombretomado
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* Done ''en masse'' during the days of WoodenShipsAndIronMen where there were regular truce ships going back and forth carrying prisoners. The two sides kept regular tabs on each other's debit and credit. Sometimes this would break down mid-war, for instance when one side decided that the enemy was running out of manpower and needed to be squeezed harder. Like other such customs, aspects of this hung on as late as WorldWarII, though it was mostly disabled prisoners who were exchanged.

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* Done ''en masse'' during the days of WoodenShipsAndIronMen where there were regular truce ships going back and forth carrying prisoners. The two sides kept regular tabs on each other's debit and credit. Sometimes this would break down mid-war, for instance when one side decided that the enemy was running out of manpower and needed to be squeezed harder. Like other such customs, aspects of this hung on as late as WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, though it was mostly disabled prisoners who were exchanged.
21st May '17 5:21:18 PM nombretomado
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* WereAlive has a case where "both sides try to screw each other" when Saul tries to coax the Mallers into exchanging [[spoiler: Lizzy]] by offering to kidnap and hand over Pegs. But when the exchange goes down the Tower folk are using Riley as a decoy and planning to ambush the Mallers, who are also using a decoy [[spoiler: who they promptly shoot to cause confusion]] and planning an ambush, [[spoiler:so they can attack the Tower while its best fighters are at the exchange.]]

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* WereAlive ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' has a case where "both sides try to screw each other" when Saul tries to coax the Mallers into exchanging [[spoiler: Lizzy]] by offering to kidnap and hand over Pegs. But when the exchange goes down the Tower folk are using Riley as a decoy and planning to ambush the Mallers, who are also using a decoy [[spoiler: who they promptly shoot to cause confusion]] and planning an ambush, [[spoiler:so they can attack the Tower while its best fighters are at the exchange.]]
9th May '17 7:08:54 PM GentlemensDame883
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* At the end of Creator/DaleBrown's novel ''Fatal Terrain'', Patrick and his comrades, who were forced to parachute out over Chinese territory after the final attack on Chinese ballistic missile silos and got captured for their trouble, are set free after the US trades some Chinese captives back.
24th Mar '17 11:34:43 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Catelyn ''tries'' to pull one off with the Lannisters Jaime for her daughters but it doesn't go over too well. Still, due to Brienne's absolute loyalty, she's still trying to retrieve Sansa and Arya.
23rd Feb '17 5:34:01 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In "Brothers in Blood", Bolan is told to surrender in exchange for a captive. Realising Bolan won't give himself up without a guarantee, the BigBad moves into an exposed position where Bolan can shoot him, though the muzzle flash would give away Bolan's position and get him killed in turn.
23rd Feb '17 5:22:42 AM JackG
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Catelyn suggests trading Jaime Lannister for her daughters, whom she supposes are being held hostage by the Lannisters. It doesn't go through.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Catelyn suggests trading Jaime Lannister for her daughters, whom she supposes are being held hostage by the Lannisters. It doesn't go through.Given the patriarchal society of Westeros, this is not regarded as a good exchange and the idea is rejected even by her son Robb.



* Once on ''Series/GetSmart'' KAOS kidnapped the Chief, so Control captured one of KAOS's agents to try to make a deal. KAOS captured another - back and forth until the only non-prisoners were Max and Sigfried, who arranged an exchange. KAOS got the last laugh when, during the exchange which was two big busses full of prisoners, KAOS captured the Control bus driver.

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* Once on ''Series/GetSmart'' KAOS kidnapped the Chief, so Control captured one of KAOS's agents to try to make a deal. KAOS captured another - back and forth until the only non-prisoners were Max and Sigfried, who arranged an exchange. KAOS got the last laugh when, during the exchange which was two big busses buses full of prisoners, KAOS captured the Control bus driver.
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