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2nd Mar '16 6:35:10 AM Knight20
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23rd Feb '16 2:49:46 PM Dravencour
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* ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' has a very similar set-up: Scarpia tells Tosca that, if she sleeps with him, he'll tell the firing squad executing her lover Mario to fire blanks. After he sends out the order, she stabs him instead; it turns out that the order was to execute Mario normally.

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* ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' has a very similar set-up: Scarpia tells Tosca that, if she sleeps with him, he'll tell the firing squad executing her lover Mario to fire blanks. After he sends out the order, she stabs him instead; it turns out that the order was to execute Mario normally.normally anyway.
19th Feb '16 5:54:34 PM Mhazard
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If the MacGuffin happened to be a hostage, [[shooting the hostage ShootTheHostage]] is the quickest way of solving the problem.

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If the MacGuffin happened to be a hostage, [[shooting [[HostageMacGuffin hostage]], [[ShootTheHostage shooting the hostage ShootTheHostage]] hostage]] is the quickest way of solving the problem.
19th Feb '16 5:48:28 PM Mhazard
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If the MacGuffin happened to be a hostage, [[shooting the hostage ShootTheHostage]] is the quickest way of solving the problem.
28th Jan '16 1:49:53 AM jormis29
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* The novelization of the strategy game ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' had this going on with its Chaos protagonist. It's made clear from the beginning that he and his superior loathe each other since the latter is a sorcerer and he is a Khornate Champion, meaning he abhors most magic. When they get to the resting place of the MacGuffin, [[spoiler:the sorcerer decides he doesn't need his champion anymore and turns around to incinerate him, only to notice and narrowly evade the axe headed for his head. The following fight ends after the initially losing Champion receives a gift of his god making him near-immune against all magic.]]

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* The novelization of the strategy game ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' ''VideoGame/WarhammerMarkOfChaos'' had this going on with its Chaos protagonist. It's made clear from the beginning that he and his superior loathe each other since the latter is a sorcerer and he is a Khornate Champion, meaning he abhors most magic. When they get to the resting place of the MacGuffin, [[spoiler:the sorcerer decides he doesn't need his champion anymore and turns around to incinerate him, only to notice and narrowly evade the axe headed for his head. The following fight ends after the initially losing Champion receives a gift of his god making him near-immune against all magic.]]
20th Dec '15 4:29:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSilmarillion'', immediately after the death of Fëanor:

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* ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', immediately after the death of Fëanor:
28th Nov '15 5:56:03 PM SoapheadChurch
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* The game show ''Series/GoldenBalls'' uses this trope, sort of. The two remaining contestants have a set amount of money which they have won and they can either share or steal the money. If they both share they get equal amounts, if one shares and the other steals then the one that stole will get all the money, if they both steal then they both lose the money. Of course a lot of the time both people steal after having a five minute discussion with the other contestant about how they're not greedy and they want them both to have money[[labelnote:*]]As a side note: ''Radio/RadioLab'' had a discussion of this show in which they interviewed a "professional game show player", who figured out the secret to the show: if someone said they were not going to steal, they ''would'', every time. He went on the show and spent ''45 minutes'' convincing his partner ''that he would steal'', by saying he would split the profits after the show. His partner eventually agreed after being harangued for seemingly ever, and chose the "share" ball, while the professional player did the same[[/labelnote]].
** This is pretty much the exact premise of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma Prisoners' Dilemma.]]
** See also ''FriendOrFoe''.

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* The game show ''Series/GoldenBalls'' uses this trope, sort of.trope in a Prisoner's dilemma type scenario. The two remaining contestants have a set amount of money which they have won and they can either share or steal the money. If they both share they get equal amounts, if one shares and the other steals then the one that stole will get all the money, if they both steal then they both lose the money. Of course a lot of the time both people steal after having a five minute discussion with the other contestant about how they're not greedy and they want them both to have money[[labelnote:*]]As a side note: ''Radio/RadioLab'' had a discussion of this show in which they interviewed a "professional game show player", who figured out the secret to the show: if someone said they were not going to steal, they ''would'', every time. He went on the show and spent ''45 minutes'' convincing his partner ''that he would steal'', by saying he would split the profits after the show. His partner eventually agreed after being harangued for seemingly ever, and chose the "share" ball, while the professional player did the same[[/labelnote]].
** This is pretty much The game show ''FriendOrFoe'' has a similar premise, but with only several seconds to make the exact premise of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma Prisoners' Dilemma.]]
** See also ''FriendOrFoe''.
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7th Nov '15 11:37:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In season 3 of ''TheWire'', [[spoiler:Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale, who've been partners since the beginning of the series,]] end up simultaneously betraying each other. [[spoiler:Stringer]] gives [[spoiler:Avon]] up to the police; [[spoiler: Avon]] arranges for [[spoiler:Stringer]] to be killed. Both continue to swear that they're brothers, reminisce, and embrace, even after their mutual betrayal.

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* In season 3 of ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', [[spoiler:Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale, who've been partners since the beginning of the series,]] end up simultaneously betraying each other. [[spoiler:Stringer]] gives [[spoiler:Avon]] up to the police; [[spoiler: Avon]] arranges for [[spoiler:Stringer]] to be killed. Both continue to swear that they're brothers, reminisce, and embrace, even after their mutual betrayal.



* ''{{Tosca}}'' has a very similar set-up: Scarpia tells Tosca that, if she sleeps with him, he'll tell the firing squad executing her lover Mario to fire blanks. After he sends out the order, she stabs him instead; it turns out that the order was to execute Mario normally.
* ''LovesLaboursLost'' carries this to the point of absurdity: the Prince of Navarre and his three attendants all swear an oath to stay away from women for three years, and all independently break it. The scene where this is discovered has three of them, in sequence, trying to guilt-trip those who've already had their oathbreaking revealed, only to be themselves exposed.

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* ''{{Tosca}}'' ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' has a very similar set-up: Scarpia tells Tosca that, if she sleeps with him, he'll tell the firing squad executing her lover Mario to fire blanks. After he sends out the order, she stabs him instead; it turns out that the order was to execute Mario normally.
* ''LovesLaboursLost'' ''Theatre/LovesLaboursLost'' carries this to the point of absurdity: the Prince of Navarre and his three attendants all swear an oath to stay away from women for three years, and all independently break it. The scene where this is discovered has three of them, in sequence, trying to guilt-trip those who've already had their oathbreaking revealed, only to be themselves exposed.
24th May '15 9:51:44 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Hustle}}'' episode "Picture Perfect" ends this way. In the episode, Mickey's team promises a forger a cut of their scam if he forges the fake Mondrian they need to make it work. The forger is already under a fraud investigation and pretending to be unfit to stand trial; he also says that in order to do make the forgery convincing he needs them to steal him a real Mondrian to study. When they go to pay him off, he says that if they don't give him all the money he'll report the theft of the Mondrian, but it turns out that Mickey let the investigators who are after him know that he's faking his medical problems.

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* The ''{{Hustle}}'' ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' episode "Picture Perfect" ends this way. In the episode, Mickey's team promises a forger a cut of their scam if he forges the fake Mondrian they need to make it work. The forger is already under a fraud investigation and pretending to be unfit to stand trial; he also says that in order to do make the forgery convincing he needs them to steal him a real Mondrian to study. When they go to pay him off, he says that if they don't give him all the money he'll report the theft of the Mondrian, but it turns out that Mickey let the investigators who are after him know that he's faking his medical problems.
29th Jan '15 6:59:06 AM SteveMB
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* PlayedForLaughs (as usual) in ''Series/GetSmart'' when Max and Siegfried meet to trade a prototype secret weapon for the return of the kidnapped Chief. Max hands off a dummy prototype, and discovers that Siegfried gave him a dummy Chief.

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* PlayedForLaughs (as usual) in ''Series/GetSmart'' when Max and Siegfried meet to [[HostageForMacGuffin trade a prototype secret weapon for the return of the kidnapped Chief.Chief]]. Max hands off a dummy prototype, and discovers that Siegfried gave him a dummy Chief.
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