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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!"
5th Sep '16 4:42:41 AM StarTropes
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* Sometimes happens in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' when a duelist will intentionally set off an opponent's trap card because he has a strategy to deal with it, such as a counter-trap. A perfect example occurs during Yugi's duel with Pegasus at Duelist Kingdom. Pegasus has his Ryu-Ran attack Yugi's Summoned Skull, causing Ryu-Ran to get caught in Yugi's Spellbinding Circle. Pegasus, however, saw this coming thanks to his Millennium Eye and has a Trap Displacement ready to go, which frees Ryu-Ran and traps Summoned Skull in the circle.
29th Aug '16 10:13:42 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Jake walked into one, everyone got killed, but Jake was thrown back in time, offered the chance to walk into said trap and said "screw it, let's go home".
13th Aug '16 4:20:04 PM StarTropes
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:: Expanded on in the novelization -- this is Anakin and Obi-Wan's standard procedure whenever they encounter a trap during the war.

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:: ** Expanded on in the novelization -- this is Anakin and Obi-Wan's standard procedure whenever they encounter a trap during the war.
9th Aug '16 9:09:48 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** It gets even funnier when the Exile encounters Mira on the way to the obvious trap, who tells right away that she's a bounty hunter (there's a huge price on the Exile's head) and tells the Exile to follow her... Into a trap. Then Mira walks into the same trap she just prevented the Exile from falling into. And the Exile follows her afterwards, without any protection despite knowing that the place is full of extremely poisonous gas.

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** It gets even funnier when the Exile encounters Mira on the way to the obvious trap, who tells right away that she's a bounty hunter (there's a huge price on the Exile's head) and tells the Exile to follow her... Into a trap. Then Mira walks into the same trap she just prevented the Exile from falling into. And the Exile follows her afterwards, without any protection despite knowing that the place is full of extremely poisonous gas. To make it especially ridiculous you can travel freely there at all other times with a readily available gas mask.
5th Aug '16 11:04:15 AM desudesu1998
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* Deconstructed in VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine, showing the repercussions such a mindset would bring. In a period of downtime after discovering that [[spoiler: the 33rd Infantry has gone rogue]], Captain Walker has the option to radio for evac to complete the original recon mission he entered sandstorm-ruined Dubai for. Instead, he leads his Delta Force unit further into the city, in order to contact the CIA and thereby find his hero, Colonel John Konrad. Delta team picks up a broadcast of CIA Agent Daniels being tortured, and because they're able to trace the signal's origin, Delta concludes that it's a trap. Walker decides to lead Delta into the trap anyway; this decision is followed shortly thereafter by Walker [[spoiler: ''literally falling off of a skyscraper'', [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolizing]] [[TragicHero his eventual downfall]].]] The team can't safely leave Dubai beyond this point, triggering all of the negative consequences of the rest of the game.

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* Deconstructed in VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine, showing the repercussions such a mindset would bring. In a period of downtime after discovering that [[spoiler: the 33rd Infantry has gone rogue]], Captain Walker has the option to radio for evac to complete the original recon mission he entered sandstorm-ruined Dubai for. Instead, he leads his Delta Force unit further into the city, in order to [[spoiler: contact the CIA CIA]] and thereby find his personal hero, Colonel John Konrad. Delta team picks up a broadcast of CIA Agent Daniels being tortured, and tortured and, because they're able to trace the signal's origin, Delta concludes conclude that it's the broadcast must be a trap. Walker decides to lead Delta into the trap anyway; this decision is followed shortly thereafter by Walker [[spoiler: ''literally falling off of a skyscraper'', [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolizing]] [[TragicHero his eventual downfall]].]] The team can't safely leave Dubai beyond this point, triggering all of the negative consequences of the rest of the game.
5th Aug '16 10:37:05 AM desudesu1998
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* Deconstructed in VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine, showing the repercussions such a mindset would bring. In a period of downtime after discovering that [[spoiler: the 33rd Infantry has gone rogue]], Captain Walker has the option to radio for evac to complete the original recon mission he entered sandstorm-ruined Dubai for. Instead, he leads his Delta Force unit further into the city, in order to contact the CIA and thereby find his hero, Colonel John Konrad. Delta team picks up a broadcast of CIA Agent Daniels being tortured, and because they're able to trace the signal's origin, Delta concludes that it's a trap. Walker decides to lead Delta into the trap anyway; this decision is followed shortly thereafter by Walker [[spoiler: ''literally falling off of a skyscraper'', [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolizing]] [[TragicHero his eventual downfall]].]] The team can't safely leave Dubai beyond this point, triggering all of the negative consequences of the rest of the game.
-->'''Lt. Adams''': You know this is a trap.
-->'''Cpt. Walker''': Absolutely. But the whole city's gone crazy. Daniels might be our only hope of sortin' this mess out.
24th Jul '16 2:17:35 PM SteveMB
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'''Bruce:''' I didn't.\\

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'''Bruce:''' [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt I didn't.\\]]\\
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