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20th Jun '16 11:37:12 AM Shinr
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* In the ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' fanfic ''FanFic/Eternity'', Nagato was the flagship of Operation Ten-Go instead of the damaged Yamato, and was captured by the Americans. Knowing that keeping her as a war trophy will enrage the japanese, they intentionally set her up to be a kamikaze bait, with William D. Porter as a lone escort. Despite orders to let the suicide bomber do as they wished, Willie D's Captain ordered them shot down since Nagato's skeleton crew haven't evacuated yet. This was the start of their friendship in their future lives as shipgirls.

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* In the ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' fanfic ''FanFic/Eternity'', ''FanFic/{{Eternity}}'', Nagato was the flagship of Operation Ten-Go instead of the damaged Yamato, and was captured by the Americans. Knowing that keeping her as a war trophy will enrage the japanese, they intentionally set her up to be a kamikaze bait, with William D. Porter as a lone escort. Despite orders to let the suicide bomber do as they wished, Willie D's Captain ordered them shot down since Nagato's skeleton crew haven't evacuated yet. This was the start of their friendship in their future lives as shipgirls.
20th Jun '16 11:36:47 AM Shinr
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* In the ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' fanfic ''FanFic/Eternity'', Nagato was the flagship of Operation Ten-Go instead of the damaged Yamato, and was captured by the Americans. Knowing that keeping her as a war trophy will enrage the japanese, they intentionally set her up to be a kamikaze bait, with William D. Porter as a lone escort. Despite orders to let the suicide bomber do as they wished, Willie D's Captain ordered them shot down since Nagato's skeleton crew haven't evacuated yet. This was the start of their friendship in their future lives as shipgirls.
24th Apr '16 12:01:54 PM Discar
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24th Apr '16 12:00:59 PM Discar
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-->'''TheHero:''' I'll be the bait.\\

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* In Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', the [[spoiler:bridgemen]] are this.

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* In Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Sadeas' bridgemen are this. They charge the [[spoiler:bridgemen]] enemy lines, unarmored and unprotected, carrying a bridge to span the chasm the army needs to cross. The Parshendi fire on them, but Sadeas fields so many bridge crews that they rarely kill enough to make a serious dent. Furthermore, while the Parshendi are this.killing bridgemen, they ''aren't'' killing soldiers who are far more expensive to equip and train.




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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': When there are nanite-converted supersoldiers running around trying to turn scientists into more supersoldiers, the mercenaries put the survivors all in a single room and have them lay down on the floor.
-->'''Scientist:''' Shouldn't we be somewhere safer? Why are we out in the open?\\
'''Tailor:''' This way, we can see all the entrances and have clear lines of fire on any hostiles.\\
'''Scientist:''' Wait... ''we're bait!''\\
'''Tailor:''' Don't be ridiculous.\\
'''Schlock:''' ''[into comm]'' Sir, the bait is panicking.
24th Feb '16 2:21:01 AM eroock
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10th Jan '16 11:24:37 AM Conradus
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* The function of several cards in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. One of the best examples is the Taunting Elf, which has the ability that when it attacks, everything capable of blocking it has to. This can be used to allow all the other creatures to attack unimpeded or to lure out a creature that normally wouldn't be used as a blocker. Since the elf is a 0/1 and thus, unless enhanced, is incapable of dealing or taking any damage, it generally doesn't survive the process.

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* The function of several cards in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. One of the best examples is the Taunting Elf, which has the ability that when it attacks, everything capable of blocking it has to. This can be used to allow all the other creatures to attack unimpeded or to lure out a creature that normally wouldn't be used as a blocker. Since the elf is a 0/1 and thus, unless enhanced, is incapable of dealing or taking any damage, it generally doesn't survive the process. Of course, you can enchant with something like Venom to make it kill everything that blocks it (a combo sometimes called "Creature Sweeper", since it will sweep all your opponent's creatures off the board).
14th Dec '15 6:13:46 PM SionPoster
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* In ''Webcomic/TheFarSideOfUtopia'' Peter is clearly trying to bait the people looking for him to come after him, as he had no other reason to use his real name (he can clearly make fake ones, since he did for Mium).
17th Oct '15 5:41:03 AM Sedaver
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* In ''Literature/TheFatalDream'', Steven's cousin Charles volunteers to be this when it becomes apparent that he is the Pteranodon's next target.

18th Apr '15 6:52:10 PM Pastykake
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If you're the Heroes then you need to look for volunteers. There are two versions that pop up. The first is one of the Heroes agrees to be TheBait risking a HeroicSacrifice. The other version is for the resident ButtMonkey or [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] to become a [[GotVolunteered Less Than Willing Volunteer]]. [[MoreHeroThanThou A common resulting conversation]] in a FiveManBand is as follows:

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If you're the Heroes then you need to look for volunteers. There are two versions that pop up. The first is one of the Heroes agrees to be TheBait The Bait risking a HeroicSacrifice. The other version is for the resident ButtMonkey or [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] to become a [[GotVolunteered Less Than Willing Volunteer]]. [[MoreHeroThanThou A common resulting conversation]] in a FiveManBand is as follows:



Of course, [[GilliganCut the bait ends up being]] TheSmartGuy (Cue the "Why do I always have to be TheBait?" whining) or TheChick. Occasionally it will end up being TheLancer, which is more likely if he and TheHero are {{Rival}}s.

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Of course, [[GilliganCut the bait ends up being]] TheSmartGuy (Cue the "Why do I always have to be TheBait?" The Bait?" whining) or TheChick. Occasionally it will end up being TheLancer, which is more likely if he and TheHero are {{Rival}}s.



* In a chapter of ''Manga/DororonEnmaKun'' all fought about who had to be TheBait to catch a Youkai. Nobody wanted to be it, but Dororon, Yuki and Chapeauji finally agreed on Kappaeru -who was still refusing-. However Hitomi took pity on him and voluntereed. Given the followings events, maybe she should have shut her mouth.
* In ''Anime/MazingerZ'', often Kouji voluntereed to be TheBait. Sayaka, too. Boss could be more willing or more reluctant to play bait depending on the situation.
** In one {{Crossover}} movie between ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo'', he played bait to lure a monster to a deserted island.
* On the rare occasions on ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' where the kids need live bait for a plan, they either go for Team Rocket or Ash. The giant Claydol had Ash and James (dressed as eggplants no less).
* In one {{Flashback}} episode of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Team Satisfaction set a trap to ambush the Magician's Four. Unfortunately for Crow, he had to be the bait. (It wasn't revealed who decided he'd get that role. ''Fortunately'' for him, the plan worked.)
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', this is the standard operating procedure where one group distracts the titan and the second group (usually more skilled) goes for the kill. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't.
** ''[[TheAce Mikasa]]'' ended up being decoy for the Female Titan as [[WorldsStrongestMan Levi]] demonstrates why he deserved his title of Humanity's Strongest.
** Armin used this to deal with the titans invading the supply room.
** This was the primary mission of the surviving soldiers in the Battle of Trost, to lure the titans to the opposite side of the city so the elite team could plug the wall.
** This turned out to be [[spoiler:Eren's ''true'' role in the 57th Expedition, with Erwin secretly using him to lure out titan shifters infiltrating the military]].

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* ''Manga/DororonEnmaKun''. In a chapter of ''Manga/DororonEnmaKun'' all fought about one chapter, everyone fights over who had has to be TheBait The Bait to catch a Youkai. Nobody wanted wants to be it, but Dororon, Yuki Yuki, and Chapeauji finally agreed agree on Kappaeru -who was Kappaeru, who is still refusing-. refusing. However Hitomi took pity on him and voluntereed.volunteers. Given the followings events, maybe she should have shut her mouth.
* In ''Anime/MazingerZ'', often Kouji voluntereed volunteers to be TheBait.The Bait. Sayaka, too. Boss could be is more willing or more reluctant to play bait depending on the situation.
** * In one {{Crossover}} movie between ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo'', he played plays bait to lure a monster to a deserted island.
* On the rare occasions on ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' where the kids need live bait for a plan, they either go for Team Rocket or Ash. The giant Claydol had has Ash and James (dressed as eggplants no less).
* In one {{Flashback}} episode of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Team Satisfaction set a trap to ambush the Magician's Four. Unfortunately for Crow, he had has to be the bait. (It wasn't isn't revealed who decided he'd get that role. ''Fortunately'' for him, the plan worked.)
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', this is the standard operating procedure procedure, where one group distracts the titan and the second group (usually more skilled) goes for the kill. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't.
** ''[[TheAce Mikasa]]'' ended ends up being decoy for the Female Titan as [[WorldsStrongestMan Levi]] demonstrates why he deserved deserves his title of Humanity's Strongest.
** Armin used uses this to deal with the titans invading the supply room.
** This was is the primary mission of the surviving soldiers in the Battle of Trost, to lure the titans to the opposite side of the city so the elite team could can plug the wall.
** This turned turns out to be [[spoiler:Eren's ''true'' role in the 57th Expedition, with Erwin secretly using him to lure out titan shifters infiltrating the military]].



* This was basically Shinji's role against the 3rd Harbinger Asherah in ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion''.

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* This was is basically Shinji's role against the 3rd Harbinger Asherah in ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion''.



* In the original ''LandBeforeTime'', the main characters (minus [[TheLancer Cera]]) have a plan to kill Sharptooth by leading him near a deep area of water and dropping a rock over him. They immediately choose [[TheChick Ducky]] to act as the bait.

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* Iago, from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', much to his everlasting chagrin.
* In the original ''LandBeforeTime'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', the main characters (minus [[TheLancer Cera]]) have a plan to kill the Sharptooth by leading him near a deep area of water and dropping a rock over him. They immediately choose [[TheChick Ducky]] to act as the bait.



* In BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', the [[spoiler:bridgemen]] are this.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheDevilInIron", Octavia is used to lure Conan.

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* In BrandonSanderson's Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', the [[spoiler:bridgemen]] are this.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheDevilInIron", Octavia is used to lure Conan.



* In JackCampbell's TheLostFleet novel ''Invincible'', Geary sets up the fleet in a compact formation to provide the bear-cows with a nice neat target.
* Rephaim GotVolunteered as this for Stevie Rae in ''[[Literature/TheHouseOfNight Tempted]]''.

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* In JackCampbell's TheLostFleet Creator/JackCampbell's ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' novel ''Invincible'', Geary sets up the fleet in a compact formation to provide the bear-cows with a nice nice, neat target.
* Rephaim GotVolunteered gets [[GotVolunteered volunteered]] as this for Stevie Rae in ''[[Literature/TheHouseOfNight Tempted]]''.



* ScoobyDoo, need I say more?
* Iago, from Disney/{{Aladdin}}, much to his everlasting chagrin.
* ''JonnyQuest'' TOS episode "The Invisible Monster". In order to lure the title creature into the trap, Dr. Quest must act as the bait. He turns on a flashlight to lure his energy-eating opponent to its doom.

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* ScoobyDoo, %%* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', need I say more?
* Iago, from Disney/{{Aladdin}}, much to his everlasting chagrin.
* ''JonnyQuest''
''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' TOS episode "The Invisible Monster". In order to lure the title creature into the trap, Dr. Quest must act as the bait. He turns on a flashlight to lure his energy-eating opponent to its doom.



* Both April and Michangelo have served as bait for less intelligent mutants in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''. Mikey even failed to notice what was happening on one occasion and just thought the plan was an excuse to wear a silly costume.

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* Both April and Michangelo have served Michelangelo serve as bait for less intelligent mutants in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''. Mikey even failed fails to notice what was what's happening on one occasion and just thought thinks the plan was is an excuse to wear a silly costume.



-->'''Burns:''' Of course! We wouldn't dream of going ashore without the bait...Er... ing... beauty, the... bathing beauty! That's it. ''(Aside, to Smithers)'' Think I covered that rather well...

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-->'''Burns:''' Of course! We wouldn't dream of going ashore without the bait...Er... ing... beauty, the... bathing beauty! That's it. ''(Aside, ''[Aside, to Smithers)'' Smithers]'' Think I covered that rather well...
18th Apr '15 6:24:40 PM Pastykake
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