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8th Jul '17 9:25:19 AM nombretomado
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The name is a pun on the game-theoretic notion of "Nash equilibrium", which in certain settings leads to this kind of behavior. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_equilibrium See]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma these]] pages on TheOtherWiki for more details.

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The name is a pun on the game-theoretic notion of "Nash equilibrium", which in certain settings leads to this kind of behavior. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_equilibrium See]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma these]] pages on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki for more details.
26th Jun '17 8:11:02 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", Lister is being chased by a simulant, and they agree to meet face to face, without weapons; both violate the agreement. Lister's lead pipe isn't very impressive beside the simulant's {{BFG}}. Good thing for him that they're meeting in a "justice field", where any crime you try to commit is inflicted on you instead...

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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", Lister is being chased by a simulant, and they agree to meet face to face, without weapons; both violate the agreement. Lister's lead pipe isn't very impressive beside the simulant's knife and {{BFG}}. Good thing for him that they're meeting in a "justice field", where any crime you try to commit is inflicted on you instead...
21st Oct '16 10:46:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also for any instance of mutual adultery. Shows up both in real life and in literature. ''TheGreatGatsby'' is an example of the latter.

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** Also for any instance of mutual adultery. Shows up both in real life and in literature. ''TheGreatGatsby'' ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' is an example of the latter.



* [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] and [[JosefStalin Stalin]] in WorldWarII.

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* [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] and [[JosefStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]] in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
7th Oct '16 12:12:07 PM erforce
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: ANewHope'', Leia lies to Tarkin about the location of the rebel base, and then discovers he was going to blow up Alderaan anyway, even if she told it to him.
* This is par for the course in the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, especially the third one.
* In ''PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid'', Billy and a deputized ex-crook get into a TenPacesAndTurn kind of duel. When they start taking steps, Billy immediately turns, draws his gun, and waits. When the deputy tries to turn and shoot a couple of steps before reaching ten, Billy's ready for him.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', Leia lies to Tarkin about the location of the rebel base, and then discovers he was going to blow up Alderaan anyway, even if she told it to him.
* This is par for the course in the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, especially the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third one.
one]].
* In ''PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid'', ''Film/PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid'', Billy and a deputized ex-crook get into a TenPacesAndTurn kind of duel. When they start taking steps, Billy immediately turns, draws his gun, and waits. When the deputy tries to turn and shoot a couple of steps before reaching ten, Billy's ready for him.
21st Aug '16 1:12:41 PM nombretomado
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** One of the best examples is the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} Triple Threat match]] between {{Edge}}, RandyOrton, and ShawnMichaels in 2007. Before the match Edge and Orton, who were heel tag team partners, pledged not to fight each other during the match, and actually avoided this for the first 3/4ths of the match. When they finally turned on each other, they both tried to calm the other down, turned away to lure the other into a false sense of security, [[CrossCounter and started whaling away on each other]].

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** One of the best examples is the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} Triple Threat match]] between {{Edge}}, RandyOrton, Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/RandyOrton, and ShawnMichaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels in 2007. Before the match Edge and Orton, who were heel tag team partners, pledged not to fight each other during the match, and actually avoided this for the first 3/4ths of the match. When they finally turned on each other, they both tried to calm the other down, turned away to lure the other into a false sense of security, [[CrossCounter and started whaling away on each other]].
29th Jul '16 1:48:47 PM morenohijazo
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* The game show ''Series/GoldenBalls'' uses this 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]].

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* The game show ''Series/GoldenBalls'' uses this trope in a Prisoner's dilemma PrisonersDilemma 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]].
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.
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