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30th Apr '18 6:00:59 AM Linda58
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* In ''[[http://www.dymphna.net/ucsl/archive/theslayer-thecityofscreams.txt Zeppo No More 2: The City Of Screams]]'', a vampiric Xander throws Cordelia into a pitch black room and tells her "Whatever you do, do not turn on the light." Naturally she turns on the light...and sees the room is full of the mutilated remains of his victims, including [[spoiler: the corpse of Buffy Summers and the [[TearYourFaceOff face]] of Kate Lockley]].
16th Apr '18 3:47:43 PM Cenourinha
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Highlight only in case of emergency: [[spoiler:Not now, you idiot! I said only in case of emergency!]]

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Highlight only in case of emergency: [[spoiler:Not [[spoiler:[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Not now, you idiot! I said only in case of emergency!]]emergency!]]]]
16th Apr '18 3:42:59 PM Cenourinha
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[[DescribeTopicHere This is the description for Schmuck Bait. Do not read this, or else...]]
4th Mar '18 10:29:20 PM RaineyH
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* A [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rather chilling]] example from the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11297352/25/Redemption "Redemption."]] During the Mountain Glen mission, Coco comes across [[spoiler:a bag personalized with Blake Belladonna's name, and returns it to her. Blake insists it isn't hers, but opens it to try and figure out where it came from.]]
-->''[[spoiler:BOOM]]''
19th Feb '18 6:31:32 PM MisterVercetti
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* In ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', the Healing Room segment ends at a big blue button circled by a flashing red message which reads "Warning: Do not push this button!" Phi is convinced that this trope is in full effect, whereas Sigma thinks it's a standout case of ReversePsychology. [[spoiler:Sure enough, Phi's absolutely correct - pressing it blows up ''the entire facility''.]]
21st Jan '18 10:39:39 PM Kolic
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* In almost any tag team match between heels and faces, the heel team will do something to get the face outside the ring to come after them. 99% of the time the face falls for it and gets the ref's attention, allowing the bad guys to double team his poor partner.
10th Jan '18 10:57:56 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The old jingle for Chiquita bananas warned consumers that they should never refrigerate bananas because they're a tropical fruit that hails from warm climates. What happens if you do it anyway? [[spoiler:The skin darkens a bit, but the fruit stays fresh for a substantially longer time. The people selling them obviously don't want that, because then you're not running out to buy more as frequently.]]
15th Dec '17 10:27:31 PM rjd1922
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* [[http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2009/09/the_rape_tunnel.html The Rape Tunnel]], an art installation by Richard Whitehouse. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: If you enter this tunnel then the artist will attempt to rape you. It's a followup to his other piece, The Punch-You-in-the-Face Tunnel. [[spoiler:They were both [[http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2009/09/artlurker_explains_rape_tunnel.php fabricated stories]], and the actual Schmuck Bait was to see who would take the story seriously and how; in this regard, it was [[{{Troll}} successful if not predictable in light of this entire page]].]]

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* [[http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2009/09/the_rape_tunnel.html The Rape Tunnel]], an art installation by Richard Whitehouse. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: If you enter this tunnel then the artist will attempt to rape you. It's a followup to his other piece, The Punch-You-in-the-Face Tunnel. [[spoiler:They were both [[http://blogs.[[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2009/09/artlurker_explains_rape_tunnel.php com/arts/artlurker-explains-rape-tunnel-our-intention-was-to-spark-conversation-6515944 fabricated stories]], and the actual Schmuck Bait was to see who would take the story seriously and how; in this regard, it was [[{{Troll}} successful if not predictable in light of this entire page]].]]
11th Dec '17 11:50:11 AM DustSnitch
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See also BriarPatching, GenreBlindness, TooDumbToLive, IdiotBall, DistressBall, WhatDoesThisButtonDo, PressXToDie, ReversePsychology, WhoWouldBeStupidEnough, TheWindowOrTheStairs, DontTouchItYouIdiot, and TemptingFate. If taking the bait doesn't hurt you, it's a FakeTrap and possibly a ParanoiaGambit. If taking it does something ''good'', it's ViolationOfCommonSense. If that something good is being able to progress, it's StupidityIsTheOnlyOption (TrapIsTheOnlyOption for the non-video game version). If someone fell into a Schmuck Bait one day but understandably didn't noise about it, he may be subject to {{Oblivious Mocker|y}}ies. Not to be mistaken for SnarkBait, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar nor for something that actually baits]] [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage your schmuck]].

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See also BriarPatching, GenreBlindness, TooDumbToLive, IdiotBall, DistressBall, WhatDoesThisButtonDo, PressXToDie, ReversePsychology, WhoWouldBeStupidEnough, TheWindowOrTheStairs, DontTouchItYouIdiot, and TemptingFate. If taking the bait doesn't hurt you, it's a FakeTrap and possibly a ParanoiaGambit. If taking it does something ''good'', it's ViolationOfCommonSense. If that something good is being able to progress, it's StupidityIsTheOnlyOption (TrapIsTheOnlyOption for the non-video game version). If someone fell into a Schmuck Bait one day but understandably didn't noise about it, he may be subject to {{Oblivious Mocker|y}}ies. Not to be mistaken for SnarkBait, ClickbaitGag,
[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar nor for something that actually baits]] [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage your schmuck]].
16th Oct '17 7:58:02 AM LlamaAdventure
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* "This ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' VN just looks like some cutesy, saccharine DatingSim. But why is there a blatant ContentWarning on the Steam page about disturbing content? And why are the Steam tags full of stuff like [[spoiler: "Psychological Horror", "Dark", "Violent" and "Gore"?]]"

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* "This ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' VN just looks like some cutesy, saccharine DatingSim. But why is there a blatant ContentWarning on the Steam page about [[SurpriseCreepy disturbing content? content]]? And why are the Steam tags full of stuff like [[spoiler: "Psychological Horror", "Dark", "Violent" and "Gore"?]]"
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