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5th Aug '17 9:25:11 PM Berrenta
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* In The Sacrifice campaign in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', the survivors come across a wrecked train blocking their path and the only way through is to open the car door and open the other door on the other side. The car contains a Tank and the survivors can clearly hear it grunting and roaring inside, but they know they have to free it in order to move on and releasing the Tank also summons a horde of zombies on you. Don't think you can try to outrun the Tank and then open the other door to escape. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The dev team is onto you.]]

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* In The Sacrifice campaign in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', the survivors come across a wrecked train blocking their path and the only way through is to open the car door and open the other door on the other side. The car contains a Tank and the survivors can clearly hear it grunting and roaring inside, but they know they have to free it in order to move on and releasing the Tank also summons a horde of zombies on you. Don't think you can try to outrun the Tank and then open the other door to escape. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight The dev team is onto you.]]
27th Jul '17 7:20:40 PM Eagal
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[[folder: Mythology]]

* A common element in Myth/RobinHood stories is an archery contest that is actually a trap set by the Sheriff of Nottingham to ensnare Robin, widely recognized as the greatest archer in all the land. Robin is fully aware the contest is trap, but goes anyway, because he has to prove he's the best.
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26th Jul '17 10:15:19 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare SchmuckBait. See also KansasCityShuffle which is built upon this trope: The con relies on the mark knowing there's a con but underestimating it.

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Compare SchmuckBait. See also KansasCityShuffle which is built upon this trope: The con relies on the mark knowing there's a con but underestimating it.
it. Contract LuredIntoATrap, where the heroes never realized it was a trap until it was too late.
19th Jul '17 1:55:57 PM Linda58
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' "Turncoat"; the Legends detect a ''massive'' [[TimeCrash Time Quake]] which they trace back to George Washington being assassinated shortly before the Battle of Trenton. They ''immediately'' conclude that this a trap set by the LegionOfDoom (having fallen for a similar trap in an earlier episode), but point out this is to large a change to the timeline to ignore.

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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' "Turncoat"; the Legends detect a ''massive'' [[TimeCrash Time Quake]] which they trace back to George Washington being assassinated shortly before the Battle of Trenton. They ''immediately'' conclude that this a trap set by the LegionOfDoom (having fallen for a similar trap in an earlier episode), but point out this is to too large a change to the timeline to ignore.
7th Jul '17 12:42:00 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': Despite earlier saying that three men didn't have a chance against the Sheriff and his forces, Robin decides to go through with an attack to keep Maid Marian from being married to the Sheriff.
6th Jul '17 3:01:07 PM themisterfree
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', Mr. Larrity leads the other characters on a rescue mission to save Benny, who's been captured by their Japanese rival Protendo ([[CallBack in revenge for Larrity]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext having caused the head of Protendo's brother to have committed seppuku]]); over the course of the episode, the other employees get separated from him and he has to enter a room in Protendo HQ marked "[[BlatantLies NOT A TRAP]]"; he easily beats the trap and rushes to the roof for the final showdown.
4th Jul '17 1:42:26 PM Linda58
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' "Turncoat"; the Legends detect a ''massive'' [[TimeCrash Time Quake]] which they trace back to George Washington being assassinated shortly before the Battle of Trenton. They ''immediately'' conclude that this a trap set by the LegionOfDoom (having fallen for a similar trap in an earlier episode), but point out this is to large a change to the timeline to ignore.
26th Jun '17 12:35:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Naturally, the enemy was no different in being GenreSavvy. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Count Grendel]] considered the fact that the Doctor would know it's a trap and take every precaution he could think of as a reason why it would be even more fun.

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*** Naturally, the enemy was no different in being GenreSavvy.different. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Count Grendel]] considered the fact that the Doctor would know it's a trap and take every precaution he could think of as a reason why it would be even more fun.



* A very odd version cropped up in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' during the "Don't Split the Party" arc. Elan insists that they stay caught in a net trap, stating that even if they easily escape there will be something that captures them ''anyway'' or else the first trap [[BreakingTheFourthWall wouldn't have even been shown]] and it's probably the least painful way of going about it to just be captured by the simple net. Daigo and Durkon ignore him, press on while Elan stays under the net, and are beaten bloody and captured by orcs while [[GenreSavvy Elan stays unharmed under the net]]. Elan admits he's having to seriously resist an IToldYouSo as they're all being dragged off.

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* A very odd version cropped up in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' during the "Don't Split the Party" arc. Elan insists that they stay caught in a net trap, stating that even if they easily escape there will be something that captures them ''anyway'' or else the first trap [[BreakingTheFourthWall wouldn't have even been shown]] and it's probably the least painful way of going about it to just be captured by the simple net. Daigo and Durkon ignore him, press on while Elan stays under the net, and are beaten bloody and captured by orcs while [[GenreSavvy Elan stays unharmed under the net]].net. Elan admits he's having to seriously resist an IToldYouSo as they're all being dragged off.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Morituri Te Salutamus", Finn and Jake stumble across an arena where they meet a creepy looking zombie known as the "Fight King" who promises them glory if they [[SchmuckBait step through the arena's seal]]. They [[GenreSavvy immediately realize it's a trap]] and start walking away, commenting on how if they did step through, they'd probably be sealed inside and forced to fight gladiator ghosts for the Fight King's amusement...and they think this is "[[BloodKnight flipping AWESOME]]" and thus they ''run'' back in.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Morituri Te Salutamus", Finn and Jake stumble across an arena where they meet a creepy looking zombie known as the "Fight King" who promises them glory if they [[SchmuckBait step through the arena's seal]]. They [[GenreSavvy immediately realize it's a trap]] trap and start walking away, commenting on how if they did step through, they'd probably be sealed inside and forced to fight gladiator ghosts for the Fight King's amusement...and they think this is "[[BloodKnight flipping AWESOME]]" and thus they ''run'' back in.
17th Jun '17 5:17:27 AM JackG
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--->'''The Doctor:''' Well, [[WeAllDieSomeday you could say that about anything]].
17th Jun '17 5:16:10 AM JackG
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-->'''The Doctor:''' Well, every trap you walk into is a chance to learn about your enemies. Impossible to set a trap without making a self-portrait of your own weaknesses.
-->'''Bill:''' Great. Unless it kills us.

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-->'''The --->'''The Doctor:''' Well, every trap you walk into is a chance to learn about your enemies. Impossible to set a trap without making a self-portrait of your own weaknesses.
-->'''Bill:''' --->'''Bill:''' Great. Unless it kills us.
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