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1st Feb '17 2:30:08 AM tromag
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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', after Inara sends a message inviting Mal to come see her at the Companion training house, Mal and Zoe recognize it instantly as a trap, but because the bait's a friend of theirs (and Mal's LoveInterest besides), Mal decides to go in anyway. He knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it's a trap. Turns out that was how [[OutOfCharacterAlert she was trying to warn them.]]
-->'''Mal:''' Y'all were watchin', I take it?\\
''[everyone squirms uncomfortably]''\\
'''Kaylee:''' ...Yes.\\
'''Mal:''' [[BelligerentSexualTension Did you see us fight]]?\\
'''Kaylee:''' No.\\

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', after Inara sends a message inviting Mal to come see her at the Companion training house, Mal and Zoe recognize it instantly as a trap, but because the bait's a friend of theirs (and Mal's LoveInterest besides), Mal decides to go in anyway. He knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it's a trap. Turns out that was how [[OutOfCharacterAlert she was trying to warn them.]]
-->'''Mal:''' Y'all were watchin', I take it?\\
''[everyone squirms uncomfortably]''\\
'''Kaylee:''' ...Yes.\\
'''Mal:''' [[BelligerentSexualTension Did you see us fight]]?\\
'''Kaylee:''' No.\\
anyway.
-->'''Zoe:''' So, trap?


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'''Zoe:''' We goin'?
'''Mal:''' Ain't but a few hours out.
'''Wash:''' Yeah, but... remember the part where it's a trap?
30th Dec '16 12:04:11 PM Sheason
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--->'''Shepard:''' That son of a bitch sent us right into Collector hands!
--->'''Garrus:''' And here I thought I'd had my betrayal and attempted murder for this year.
21st Dec '16 4:19:56 AM StarTropes
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Unification," [[Ambadassador Ambassador Spock]] is invited by the Romulan Proconsul to discuss Vulcan/Romulan reunification. The Proconsul comes across as too eager, leading to some suspicion that it's part of a Romulan ploy. Spock decides to go through with the meeting, saying that if there is a ploy afoot, he needs to play along to find out what's going on.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Unification," [[Ambadassador [[{{Ambadassador}} Ambassador Spock]] is invited by the Romulan Proconsul to discuss Vulcan/Romulan reunification. The Proconsul comes across as too eager, leading to some suspicion that it's part of a Romulan ploy. Spock decides to go through with the meeting, saying that if there is a ploy afoot, he needs to play along to find out what's going on. [[spoiler:He turns out to be right--the Proconsul is working with Commander Sela on a plot to conquer Vulcan.]]



** The earlier episode "Rocks and Shoals" features a far more somber version. A Vorta field officer deliberately sends his Jem'Hadar soldiers walking into a death trap, so that he can safely surrender once they are out of the way. They know it's a trap, but they go anyway simply because obeying the Vorta "is the order of things."
* The ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Basics" starts with ''Voyager'' receiving a DistressCall from traitorous ex-crewmate Seska, who had earlier stolen Chakotay's DNA to impregnate herself; her call says that Kazon Maje Culluh (whom she left ''Voyager'' for) is furious that Seska's newborn baby is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] and not half-Kazon. Our heroes are reluctant to embark on a rescue mission, especially Chakotay, until a VisionQuest with his deceased father convinces him otherwise. Fully aware that this may be a trap, ''Voyager'' goes in with a battle plan that almost succeeds--except that Seska TheChessmaster has an even better plan that leads to the Kazon capturing the ship and marooning the crew on an alien planet. [[spoiler:And just to drive the knife farther in, it turns out that the baby really isn't Chakotay's.]]

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** The earlier episode "Rocks and Shoals" features a far more somber version. A Vorta field officer deliberately sends his Jem'Hadar soldiers walking into a death trap, so that he can safely surrender once they are out of the way. They know it's a trap, but they go anyway simply because [[HonorBeforeReason obeying the Vorta "is the order of things."
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* The ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Basics" starts with ''Voyager'' receiving a DistressCall from traitorous ex-crewmate Seska, who had earlier stolen Chakotay's DNA to impregnate herself; her call says that Kazon Maje Culluh (whom she left ''Voyager'' for) is furious that Seska's newborn baby is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] and not half-Kazon. Our heroes are reluctant to embark on a rescue mission, especially Chakotay, until a VisionQuest with his deceased father convinces him otherwise. Fully aware that this may be a trap, ''Voyager'' goes in with a battle plan that almost succeeds--except that Seska TheChessmaster [[TheChessmaster Seska]] has an even better plan that leads to the Kazon capturing the ship and marooning the crew on an alien planet. [[spoiler:And just to drive the knife farther in, it turns out that the baby really isn't Chakotay's.]]
19th Dec '16 3:11:14 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''[[Literature/MordantsNeed]]'': The BigGood allies realize that the valley where they'd face off against the enemy is an obvious trap. Some state they'd rather retreat to Orison for a LastStand. The heroes realize that ''that'' is the ''real'' trap. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Congery invents the aforementioned BoringButPractical mirrors, which allow the Orison and Alend armies to intentionally spring the trap long before the Cadwal forces are ready for, and being stronger than Festten epxects to them to be.]]

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* ''[[Literature/MordantsNeed]]'': ''Literature/MordantsNeed'': The BigGood allies realize that the valley where they'd face off against the enemy is an obvious trap. Some state they'd rather retreat to Orison for a LastStand. The heroes realize that ''that'' is the ''real'' trap. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Congery invents the aforementioned BoringButPractical mirrors, which allow the Orison and Alend armies to intentionally spring the trap long before the Cadwal forces are ready for, and being stronger than Festten epxects to them to be.]]
19th Dec '16 3:10:51 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''[[Literature/MordantsNeed]]'': The BigGood allies realize that the valley where they'd face off against the enemy is an obvious trap. Some state they'd rather retreat to Orison for a LastStand. The heroes realize that ''that'' is the ''real'' trap. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Congery invents the aforementioned BoringButPractical mirrors, which allow the Orison and Alend armies to intentionally spring the trap long before the Cadwal forces are ready for, and being stronger than Festten epxects to them to be.]]
30th Oct '16 6:20:58 PM StarTropes
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Unification," [[Ambadassador Ambassador Spock]] is invited by the Romulan Proconsul to discuss Vulcan/Romulan reunification. The Proconsul comes across as too eager, leading to some suspicion that it's part of a Romulan ploy. Spock decides to go through with the meeting, saying that if there is a ploy afoot, he needs to play along to find out what's going on.


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* The ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Basics" starts with ''Voyager'' receiving a DistressCall from traitorous ex-crewmate Seska, who had earlier stolen Chakotay's DNA to impregnate herself; her call says that Kazon Maje Culluh (whom she left ''Voyager'' for) is furious that Seska's newborn baby is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] and not half-Kazon. Our heroes are reluctant to embark on a rescue mission, especially Chakotay, until a VisionQuest with his deceased father convinces him otherwise. Fully aware that this may be a trap, ''Voyager'' goes in with a battle plan that almost succeeds--except that Seska TheChessmaster has an even better plan that leads to the Kazon capturing the ship and marooning the crew on an alien planet. [[spoiler:And just to drive the knife farther in, it turns out that the baby really isn't Chakotay's.]]
28th Sep '16 2:51:09 AM bobfrank
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* Towards the end of ''Literature/TheFateOfPaulTwister'', Paul and Aylwyn come across a clue that looks suspiciously like a TreasureMap designed specifically to lure Paul in, most likely a trap set by a manipulative dragon. Paul asks [[ThePaladin Aylwyn]] to come along as backup, and when she points out that it's almost certainly a trap, he says he knows, but the dragon is persistent and it's better to walk into a trap he sees coming than to possibly get blindsided by the next one.
15th Sep '16 3:22:40 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/{{QI}}'', when there's a really obvious answer that no-one wants to say, but nobody can think of any ''other'' answers, a contestant will sometimes say the obvious answer knowing it'll set off the klaxon and lose them points, just to break the tension.

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* In ''Series/{{QI}}'', when there's a really obvious answer that no-one wants to say, say because it's one of [[Creator/StephenFry Stephen]]'s "[[Literature/WinnieThePooh heffalump traps]]", but nobody can think of any ''other'' answers, a contestant will sometimes say the obvious answer knowing it'll set off the klaxon and lose them points, just to break the tension.
15th Sep '16 3:21:30 PM DaibhidC
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%%* Series/{{QI}} How many moons does the Earth have?

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%%* Series/{{QI}} How many moons does * In ''Series/{{QI}}'', when there's a really obvious answer that no-one wants to say, but nobody can think of any ''other'' answers, a contestant will sometimes say the Earth have?obvious answer knowing it'll set off the klaxon and lose them points, just to break the tension.
15th Sep '16 3:19:17 PM DaibhidC
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'''Willow:''' The part that says "PS, this is a trap!"\\

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'''Willow:''' The part that says "PS, this is a trap!"\\trap!"
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