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28th Apr '17 9:32:40 PM genisgone
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* Used to murderous ends in ''Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'', when Ananke [[spoiler:(untruthfully)]] tells [[MortalityPhobia Baphomet]] that while the Prometheus Gambit won't work for mortals, as a death god, he would be able to gain the extra years of any god he killed. She emphatically tells him to never, ever, do this, at risk of execution. Because she trusts him not to even think about trying it. Three guesses as to what dear Baph chooses to do with this information. [[spoiler:Though in the end, he can't actually go through with it. Unfortunately, having publicly attacked two gods already, it makes him a very easy FallGuy when gods do start turning up dead. This is implied have been her plan from the beginning]].
23rd Apr '17 1:09:03 AM Wkenneth334
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use Reverse Psychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!" In the same episode, Ed's reaction to reverse psychology is portrayed somewhat akin to a compulsion: to demonstrate, Edd tells him not to eat a pile of dirt. Ed sits there blank-faced for a few seconds, then nervously looks at the dirt before finally going over and eating it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
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''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The episode "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use Reverse Psychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!" In the same episode, Ed's reaction to reverse psychology is portrayed somewhat akin to a compulsion: to demonstrate, Edd tells him not to eat a pile of dirt. Ed sits there blank-faced for a few seconds, then nervously looks at the dirt before finally going over and eating it.
23rd Apr '17 1:07:49 AM Wkenneth334
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** "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use Reverse Psychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!"
** In the same episode, Ed's reaction to reverse psychology is portrayed somewhat akin to a compulsion: to demonstrate, Edd tells him not to eat a pile of dirt. Ed sits there blank-faced for a few seconds, then nervously looks at the dirt before finally going over and eating it.

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** "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use Reverse Psychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!"
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Psychology!!" In the same episode, Ed's reaction to reverse psychology is portrayed somewhat akin to a compulsion: to demonstrate, Edd tells him not to eat a pile of dirt. Ed sits there blank-faced for a few seconds, then nervously looks at the dirt before finally going over and eating it.
6th Mar '17 12:03:02 PM Lemia
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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', one of 707's plans to [[TheGadfly play around]] with [[ButtMonkey Yoosung]] involves taking all the credit for making Yoosung quit playing LOLOL until he gets thoroughly annoyed and then pleading with him to not return to LOLOL to goad him into doing just that.
3rd Jan '17 8:10:08 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the Disney ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' installments, Kanga sometimes uses this as a parenting tactic with Roo. For example, in the book ''Oh, Bother! Someone's Messy!'', after getting tired of always having to tell Roo to clean his room, she tells him he can just leave it however he wants. Roo thinks it's fun at first, but soon begins to think otherwise when he can't find anything in his messy room, then pays a visit to Piglet's place, which is always kept perfectly tidy. After this, and some help from the gang to clean his room, Roo even promises Kanga that he'll be more diligent about helping her to clean the entire house.
22nd Nov '16 4:13:51 AM LB7979
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* In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', [[GuileHero Aladdin]] and [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] have a fight after the former allows [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Iago]], the villain's former {{Mook}}, to live in the palace. Iago repays him with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgySIBaPRVM a song]] that encourages Jasmine to just [[AntiLoveSong give up on love]], while listing everything about Aladdin that she loves. She catches on, but gets his point and reconciles with Aladdin.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar implores Simba not to visit the elephant graveyard and tells him that only the bravest of lions dare to go there, knowing full well that Simba's ego and curiosity will get the better of him.

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* In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'': [[GuileHero Aladdin]] and [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] have a fight after the former allows [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Iago]], the villain's former {{Mook}}, to live in the palace. Iago repays him with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgySIBaPRVM a song]] that encourages Jasmine to just [[AntiLoveSong give up on love]], while listing everything about Aladdin that she loves. She catches on, but gets his point and reconciles with Aladdin.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Scar implores Simba not to visit the elephant graveyard and tells him that only the bravest of lions dare to go there, knowing full well that Simba's ego and curiosity will get the better of him.him.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Flynn tries to get rid of Rapunzel by using her fear of disobeying her mother, by encouraging her to do it:
-->'''Flynn:''' Overprotecting mother, forbidden road trip... But let me ease your conscience: this is part of growing up. A little rebellion, a little adventure. That's good, healthy even. [...] Does your mother deserve it? ''No.'' Would this break her heart and crush her soul? ''Of course.'' But you've just got to do it.
12th Nov '16 11:00:47 AM azul120
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** "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use ReversePsychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!"

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** "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use ReversePsychology Reverse Psychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!"



-->'''Dale:''' ReversePsychology. That'll never work.\\

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-->'''Dale:''' ReversePsychology.Reverse Psychology. That'll never work.\\



* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo falls for this twice in an episode in which Suzie begs him to take her to the toy store. He catches on, saying that her ReversePsychology will not work on him. She agrees, which angers Johnny so much that he forcibly takes her just to prove her wrong.

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* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo falls for this twice in an episode in which Suzie begs him to take her to the toy store. He catches on, saying that her ReversePsychology Reverse Psychology will not work on him. She agrees, which angers Johnny so much that he forcibly takes her just to prove her wrong.
11th Nov '16 2:26:22 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': Yogi tricks Huckleberry Hound into becoming their team's cook by claiming the latter isn't fit for the job.
5th Nov '16 11:51:56 AM StarTropes
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode II: ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Count Dooku uses reverse psychology on the Jedi by telling them in a SarcasticConfession exactly what's going on with the Sith conspiracy. It backfires: they take the wise course of action and decide not to flat out believe it, but keep their eyes peeled.

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In ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode II: ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Count Dooku uses reverse psychology on the Jedi by telling them in a SarcasticConfession exactly what's going on with the Sith conspiracy. It backfires: they take the wise course of action and decide not to flat out believe it, but keep their eyes peeled.peeled.
** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', [[BigBad Palpatine]] is a master at making the Jedi do what he wants them to do. When he makes Anakin his representative on the Council, they grudgingly allow it but refuse to promote him to the rank of Master, thus getting him pissed off at them and making him easier to corrupt. Later, when Palpatine directs the Jedi to send Anakin to kill General Grievous, they send Obi-Wan instead, meaning that he's not on Coruscant to stop Anakin from falling to TheDarkSide.
23rd Oct '16 10:02:50 AM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[BornUnlucky Milo]]'s [[TheJinx awful luck]] can actual invoke this ''on reality,'' as seen in "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E03RootingForTheEnemy Rooting for the Enemy]]": when Milo cheers for his own football team they keep losing, but when he (at first jokingly) cheers for their opponents, the tide suddenly turns until his team wins.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[BornUnlucky Milo]]'s [[TheJinx awful luck]] can actual invoke this ''on reality,'' as seen in "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E03RootingForTheEnemy "[[Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E03RootingForTheEnemy Rooting for the Enemy]]": when Milo cheers for his own football team they keep losing, but when he (at first jokingly) cheers for their opponents, the tide suddenly turns until his team wins.turns.
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