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22nd Apr '17 3:40:58 PM MorphinBrony
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** Averted in the Portal level of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions''. Not only does the cake exist, but it's an important part of the foundation of the entire multiverse. The free-roaming Portal Adventure World has a minigame in which a minifigure adept at technology[[labelnote:examples]]The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', Doc Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', Benny from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''[[/labelnote]] can help the Cake Core bake a new cake...though the use of "[[spoiler:fish-shaped solid waste]]" as an ingredient makes one wonder if it actually seems edible.

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** Averted in the Portal level of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions''.''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', possibly due to the Trope Naming line becoming a DiscreditedMeme. Not only does the cake exist, but it's an important part of the foundation of the entire multiverse. The free-roaming Portal Adventure World has a minigame in which a minifigure adept at technology[[labelnote:examples]]The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', Doc Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'', Benny from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''[[/labelnote]] can help the Cake Core bake a new cake...though the use of "[[spoiler:fish-shaped solid waste]]" as an ingredient makes one wonder if it actually seems edible.
10th Apr '17 5:46:53 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's first published novel ''KnightsOfTheFortyIslands'', several hundred children are kidnapped and put into an artificial environment consisting of small islands connected by bridges. They are given swords and are told that anyone who conquers all islands gets to go home. The thing is, the captors know full well that HumansAreBastards and that even children can be turned into monsters given the right conditions, meaning there is no way for any one group to realistically conquer such a large area, and alliances are doomed to fail. Also, [[spoiler:all the captives are actually duplicates, so the captors have no intention of sending them back home]].

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's first published novel ''KnightsOfTheFortyIslands'', several hundred children are kidnapped and put into an artificial environment consisting of small islands connected by bridges. They are given swords and are told that anyone who conquers all islands gets to go home. The thing is, the captors know full well that HumansAreBastards and that even children can be turned into monsters given the right conditions, meaning there is no way for any one group to realistically conquer such a large area, and alliances are doomed to fail. Also, [[spoiler:all the captives are actually duplicates, so the captors have no intention of sending them back home]].
30th Mar '17 3:39:44 PM eroock
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But wait! "ILied." It turns out that there is no reward! Upon either finding this out or completing the task, it's discovered that the villain simply wanted something to be done for them, and now plans to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dispose of the hero now that their usefulness to the villain has ended]].

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But wait! "ILied." It turns out that there is no reward! Upon either finding this out or completing the task, it's discovered that the villain simply wanted something to be done for them, and now plans to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dispose of the hero now that their usefulness to the villain has ended]].
ended]]. At this point the villain may [[DidYouActuallyBelieve taunt the hero about their foolish trust]].
30th Mar '17 3:34:22 PM eroock
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-->-- '''[=GLaDOS=]''', '''''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''''.

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-->-- '''[=GLaDOS=]''', '''''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''''.
''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''
27th Mar '17 5:19:20 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'' chapter "Li'l Gideon" (based on "The Hand that Rocks the Mabel"), while Gideon Gleeful baits Dipper to his family's hilltop factory with the promise of an interview with the Gravity Falls Gossiper, he also baits Steven Universe to the same location with the prospect of a free sundae bar.



* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Grunkle Stan advertises the re-opening of a lost exhibit with the promise of free pizza. There is, of course, no pizza. When questioned by the press, Stan says "That's just a typo. GOODNIGHT, EVERYBODY!" and runs off with the donation money, to the disappointment and frustration of the attendees--particularly a guy wearing a "Free Pizza" t-shirt.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', "Headhunters", Grunkle Stan advertises the re-opening of a lost exhibit with the promise of free pizza. There is, of course, no pizza. When questioned by the press, Stan says "That's just a typo. GOODNIGHT, EVERYBODY!" and runs off with the donation everyone's admission money, to the disappointment and frustration of the attendees--particularly a guy wearing a "Free Pizza" t-shirt. t-shirt.
19th Mar '17 2:36:47 PM SpocktorWho
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* Something of a variation in season six of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. [[spoiler:The angel Castiel]] makes a deal with the demon Crowley, the agreement being that the two of them would work together to open Purgatory to harness the power of the souls there, and each would then receive half of whatever souls were found. Crowley does most of the actual work/research towards getting to Purgatory, while his partner essentially provides protection for him during his machinations. When the plan is nearing completion, however, [[spoiler:Castiel]] decides that giving a ''demon'' access to that much SoulPower would be stupid, and revokes the agreement (though it's never confirmed whether this was the plan all along, or if it was a last-minute decision), denying Crowley his share of the souls. This does not end well. [[spoiler:For Crowley.]]
18th Mar '17 1:55:22 PM Pinokio
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* In ''[[VideoGame/AchievementUnlocked Achievement Unlocked 3]]'', following a sign that states, "Free Candy", the protagonist ends up in the lair of the Hamster King. "Are you here for the free candy? There might be some later," says the Hamster King. But after completing dozens and dozens of achievements with not a single candy in return, one may conclude that the Hamster King is offering a reward founded upon BlatantLies.
9th Mar '17 10:25:02 PM BattleMaster
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}''. You're offered a reward of one million dollars by Sergei to escort his lieutenant, Josef, to a meeting late in the game. Both you and Josef can tell that it's an obvious trap. [[spoiler: Once you get to the meeting and successfully protect Josef, he takes over the Russian Mafia from Sergei and pays you the promised million dollars]].
12th Feb '17 4:39:28 AM Jallen
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* ''VideoGame/CorpseOfDiscovery'' the main motivation for the PlayerCharacter is the promise of rescue from the alien world and retirement. However each time he completes a mission he blacks out and wakes up for yet another Final Mission with yet another promise.
9th Feb '17 8:02:32 PM jameygamer
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The old beggar in the dungeon promises Aladdin that he'll give him a reward should he go into the Cave of Wonders and fetch the magic lamp for him. When Aladdin brings back the lamp, he says he'll give Aladdin his reward... his ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness eternal reward]].'' Of course, Aladdin manages to get free before the "beggar" (Jafar in disguise) stabs him.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The old beggar in the dungeon promises Aladdin that he'll give him a reward should he go into the Cave of Wonders and fetch the magic lamp for him. When Aladdin brings back the lamp, he says he'll give Aladdin his reward... his ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness eternal reward]].'' Of course, with Abu's help, Aladdin manages to get free before the "beggar" (Jafar in disguise) stabs him.
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