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21st Nov '17 7:55:35 AM powerman228
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', after the final battle ends, [[spoiler: Yondu threatens to kill Peter if he doesn't turn over the Infinity Stone. Only he switches orbs (giving Yondu his own orb and keeping Gamora's) and doesn't come clean until well after the Ravagers depart.]]

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', after the final battle ends, [[spoiler: Yondu threatens to kill Peter if he doesn't turn over the Infinity Stone. Only he switches orbs (giving Yondu his own empty orb and keeping Gamora's) the one Gamora used to capture the stone) and doesn't come clean until well after the Ravagers depart.]]
6th Oct '17 8:22:16 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'': In the ''Wind in the Willows'' segment, the four main characters try to reclaim the deed to Toad Hall from Winky and his weasel gang; after the deed is folded into a paper airplane and sent flying, Toad tries to make things difficult for the villains by launching dozens of them. After the four barely make it out with their loves, [=MacBadger=] laments that they didn't succeed, only for Toad to smugly take a paper plane out of his coat and unfold it to reveal the deed.
26th Aug '17 3:24:16 PM rva98014
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** When Nick and Judy [[spoiler: crash the stolen train car and it explodes]], Judy is sure that all of the evidence is has been destroyed. Then Nick reveals that [[spoiler: when he jumped clear of the wreck, he made sure to hang onto the briefcase, which was the most important piece of evidence anyway.]]

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** When Nick and Judy [[spoiler: crash the stolen train car and it explodes]], Judy is sure that all of the evidence is has been destroyed. Then Nick reveals that [[spoiler: when he jumped clear of the wreck, clear, he made sure to hang onto the briefcase, which was saving some of the most important piece of evidence anyway.evidence.]]
26th Aug '17 3:18:44 PM rva98014
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** During Judy's MinorKidroduction, after she confronts Gideon over stolen fair tickets, he pins her to the ground, telling her to "remember this moment" whenever she thinks a bunny can be a cop. When he leaves, she admits she ''will'' remember that moment -- because that's when she stole the tickets back.

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** During Judy's MinorKidroduction, after she confronts Gideon over stolen fair tickets, tickets and he pins her to the ground, telling her to "remember this moment" whenever she thinks a bunny can be a cop. When After he leaves, she admits she ''will'' remember reveals that was the moment -- because that's when she stole the tickets back.
23rd Aug '17 4:46:52 PM wingedcatgirl
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Nick and Judy [[spoiler: crash the stolen train car and it explodes]], Judy is sure that all of the evidence is has been destroyed. Then Nick reveals that [[spoiler: when he jumped clear of the wreck, he made sure to hang onto the briefcase, which was the most important piece of evidence anyway.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
** During Judy's MinorKidroduction, after she confronts Gideon over stolen fair tickets, he pins her to the ground, telling her to "remember this moment" whenever she thinks a bunny can be a cop. When he leaves, she admits she ''will'' remember that moment -- because that's
when she stole the tickets back.
** When
Nick and Judy [[spoiler: crash the stolen train car and it explodes]], Judy is sure that all of the evidence is has been destroyed. Then Nick reveals that [[spoiler: when he jumped clear of the wreck, he made sure to hang onto the briefcase, which was the most important piece of evidence anyway.]]
20th Jul '17 4:46:23 PM Sonofstranger
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* In Chapter 6 of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', Mario and company finally get to the Poshley Sanctum to find that the Shadow Sirens had just broken in and took the the Crystal Star off of its pedestal, only for Pennington to reveal after they leave that the one they took was a fake, and the ''real'' MacGuffin was more well-hidden.


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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', in TheReveal of the second case, we learn that [[spoiler: Tenma Taro was actually a large lump of gold that the superstitious townspeople were tricked into believing was a {{Youkai}}; Florent L'Belle broke into the Forbidden Chamber to try to steal it, but it had already been stolen decades ago by a PhantomThief.]] Kind of a more somber example, since it essentially rendered Rex Kyubi's murder completely pointless.

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19th Jul '17 6:06:46 PM powerman228
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Nick and Judy [[spoiler: crash the stolen train car and it explodes]], Judy is sure that all of the evidence is has been destroyed. Then Nick reveals that [[spoiler: when he jumped clear of the wreck, he made sure to hang onto the briefcase, which was the most important piece of evidence anyway.]]



* In ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'', the Von Trap family manages to escape pursuing Nazis because the nuns at the convent they are hiding in "sin" by removing engine components from the Nazis' cars.

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* In ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'', the Von Trap Trapp family manages to escape pursuing Nazis because the nuns at the convent they are hiding in "sin" by removing engine components from the Nazis' cars.




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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', after the final battle ends, [[spoiler: Yondu threatens to kill Peter if he doesn't turn over the Infinity Stone. Only he switches orbs (giving Yondu his own orb and keeping Gamora's) and doesn't come clean until well after the Ravagers depart.]]
27th May '17 6:23:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', immediately after thinking he's escaped from the Cave of Wonders, Jafar discovers he no longer has the lamp; cue BigNo. ''Then'' it's revealed, when Aladdin thinks Jafar got away with it, that Abu has stolen it back from him.

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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', immediately after thinking he's escaped from the Cave of Wonders, Jafar discovers he no longer has the lamp; cue BigNo. ''Then'' it's revealed, when Aladdin thinks Jafar got away with it, that Abu has stolen it back from him.
27th May '17 6:22:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** Something similar happens in the sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. The new president is a downright [[PresidentEvil theocratic dictator]] who sends Snake to recover the controller of the "Sword of Damocles", a series of EMP cannons meant to shut down the weaponry and electricity of entire nations. At the end Snake fools everyone with a decoy controller and a hologram projection of himself, having decided he'd rather throw the whole world in the dark and hope people will be able to start anew than letting [[EvilVersusEvil either the president or the violent communist insurgency]] have their way.

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** * Something similar happens in the sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. The new president is a downright [[PresidentEvil theocratic dictator]] who sends Snake to recover the controller of the "Sword of Damocles", a series of EMP cannons meant to shut down the weaponry and electricity of entire nations. At the end Snake fools everyone with a decoy controller and a hologram projection of himself, having decided he'd rather throw the whole world in the dark and hope people will be able to start anew than letting [[EvilVersusEvil either the president or the violent communist insurgency]] have their way.
27th May '17 6:22:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Top Hat Job" they do this in a rather clever fashion, fitting as they are thieves. [[spoiler: As the VillainOfTheWeek is busily erasing the incriminating files about the tainted food his company was selling, he forgot an important detail, those weren't the most important thing on the company servers. Team hacker Hardison steals the company food patents, worth millions, and downloads them to the baddie's cell phone as they captured Hardison with his hard drive. After Hardison convinces the baddie to walk outside, Parker pickpockets the phone with the information and Nate uses that to blackmail him into pulling the tainted food.]] In general this is a fairly common concept on the show and one of Parker's specialties, she almost always [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets does this with guns]].

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* In the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Top Hat Job" they do this in a rather clever fashion, fitting as they are thieves. [[spoiler: As the VillainOfTheWeek is busily erasing the incriminating files about the tainted food his company was selling, he forgot an important detail, those weren't the most important thing on the company servers. Team hacker Hardison steals the company food patents, worth millions, and downloads them to the baddie's cell phone as they captured Hardison with his hard drive. After Hardison convinces the baddie to walk outside, Parker pickpockets the phone with the information and Nate uses that to blackmail him into pulling the tainted food.]] In general this is a fairly common concept on the show and one of Parker's specialties, she almost always [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets does this with guns]].



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* Attempted by Tails in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', by swapping one of the seven Chaos Emeralds with a replica set to malfunction and stop Dr. Eggman's plans to fire the Eclipse Cannon. Trouble is, Eggman had already seen signs of a duplicate emerald being around and easily [[YouJustToldMe tricks Tails into spilling the beans]].

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* Attempted by Tails in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', by swapping one of the seven Chaos Emeralds with a replica set to malfunction and stop Dr. Eggman's plans to fire the Eclipse Cannon. Trouble is, Eggman had already seen signs of a duplicate emerald being around and easily [[YouJustToldMe tricks Tails into spilling the beans]].

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