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6th Dec '17 1:24:48 PM Woodrobin
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* A variation of this has brought concerns to various members of governments around the world regarding I.S.I.S./I.S.I.L. using a strategy much like this to inflict terror attacks upon other nations. More specifically, various intelligence services have picked up on chatter concerning the terror group's operatives plans to infiltrate groups of refugees seeking to escape the violence in Syria and Iraq in order to carry out offensive attacks against Western nations (of which at least one case has occurred in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks Paris Terrorist attacks]] in which some of the perpetrators of the massacre posed as refugees going to Greece and subsequently collaborated with native born individuals who had become radicalized). For this reason, some have called for a moratorium on accepting refugees (at least until an adequate screening process can be put in place) out of concern that I.S.I.S. operatives will continue using this strategy to kill and harm as many people as possible.
8th Nov '17 8:41:22 AM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight and Fluttershy try to settle a feud between two families called the Hooffields and the [=McColts=]. One attempt was for Twilight to convince the leader of the Hooffields to give the [=McColts=] a cake as a piece offering. Unfortunately, the leader thought that Twilight meant for it to be a ploy, as she had hidden members of her clan who popped out and attacked the unsuspecting [=McColts=], much to Twilight's dismay.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight and Fluttershy try to settle [[FeudingFamilies a feud between two families families]] called the Hooffields and the [=McColts=]. One attempt was for Twilight to convince the leader of the Hooffields to give the [=McColts=] a cake as a piece offering. Unfortunately, the leader thought that Twilight meant for it to be a ploy, as she had hidden members of her clan who popped out and attacked the unsuspecting [=McColts=], [=McColts=] inside the cake, much to Twilight's dismay.
6th Nov '17 10:18:21 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* OutlawStar: In the episode ''Law and Lawlessness'', a beat up civilian ship is used to invade the private security stronghold.

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* OutlawStar: ''Manga/OutlawStar'': In the episode ''Law and Lawlessness'', a beat up civilian ship is used to invade the private security stronghold.
27th Oct '17 11:08:16 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'':
** In "Balance", the rebels kidnap Glaber's wife and offer to trade her back in exchange for a wagon full of supplies. Instead, Glaber sends a wagon full of mercenaries, and the rebels barely escape.
** In "Blood Brothers", the rebels had formed an alliance with the pirate Heracleo who regularly sends ships filled with supplies. Eventually, he betrays them by sending a ship filled with Roman soldiers.
3rd Aug '17 3:35:58 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "The Harvest of Kairos", the Liberator is captured this way while robbing a transporter of its cargo of valuable crystals. To avoid an ObviousTrap, TheDragon sacrifices three advanced Federation cruisers ''and'' has an ambush waiting inside the transporter. Having defeated what appear to be vigorous attempts to defend the cargo, our heroes trundle the cargo containers on board the Liberator without a second thought, not knowing there are more soldiers hidden inside.
29th Jul '17 1:42:18 PM nombretomado
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* A ploy like this is responsible for ''the continued existence of video games as a medium''. After UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, stores were reluctant to sell consoles, or even anything that looked like a console because everybody was sick of them, and people wouldn't buy what they were sick of. Then along came Creator/{{Nintendo}}, marketing the VideoGame/RoboticOperatingBuddy as a conventional toy and allegedly providing the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] as a bonus instead of [[RevenueEnhancingDevices the other way around]]. While the R.O.B unit itself was nothing special, the ruse allowed the NES to enter everyone's homes and made people realize that the medium was, in fact, not so dead after all. This is listed as #5 on Website/GameSpy's Top 25 Smartest Moments in Interactive Entertainment.

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* A ploy like this is responsible for ''the continued existence of video games as a medium''. After UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, stores were reluctant to sell consoles, or even anything that looked like a console because everybody was sick of them, and people wouldn't buy what they were sick of. Then along came Creator/{{Nintendo}}, marketing the VideoGame/RoboticOperatingBuddy as a conventional toy and allegedly providing the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] as a bonus instead of [[RevenueEnhancingDevices the other way around]]. While the R.O.B unit itself was nothing special, the ruse allowed the NES to enter everyone's homes and made people realize that the medium was, in fact, not so dead after all. This is listed as #5 on Website/GameSpy's Top 25 Smartest Moments in Interactive Entertainment.
27th Jul '17 7:32:30 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight and Fluttershy try to settle a feud between two families called the Hooffields and the [=McColts=]. One attempt was for Twilight to convince the leader of the Hooffields to give the [=McColts=] a cake as a piece offering. Unfortunately, the leader thought that Twilight meant for it to be a ploy, as she had hidden members of her clan who popped out and attacked the unsuspecting [=McColts=], much to Twilight's dismay.
19th Jun '17 7:10:22 AM darkchiefy
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* WebVideo/{{Decker}}: One of Decker's missions involve him using the band Dekkar (actor Tim's WebVideo/{{OnCinema}} band) as a cover to get into a party where a terrorist group is attending.
19th May '17 7:31:54 AM xcountryguy
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Renegade}}'', the Scrin [[spoiler: assault and mind-control a turian cruiser while it is isolated in the Widow nebula]] in order to get close enough to the Citadel to [[spoiler: teleport troops into the GDI embassy to kill Tali and Shepard.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Renegade}}'', the Scrin [[spoiler: assault [[spoiler:assault and mind-control a turian cruiser while it is isolated in the Widow nebula]] in order to get close enough to the Citadel to [[spoiler: teleport [[spoiler:teleport troops into the GDI embassy to kill Tali and Shepard.]]



* ''Film/{{Troy}}''. Well, [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' film. The title ship was disguised while [[spoiler:running the gauntlet through the Reaver ships]].

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* ''Film/{{Troy}}''. Well, [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
In ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'' a rival army faction sneaks into a defended base during a war game by hiding in trucks delivering breakfast.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' film. The title ship was disguised In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker smuggles himself into the headquarters of Gambol (a rival mobster who's placed a bounty on Joker's head) by wrapping himself in trash bags, then playing dead while [[spoiler:running his mooks carry him in claiming they've killed him and want to claim the gauntlet through the Reaver ships]].bounty.



* The final ploy of the heroes of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was to send two of their men to TheMothership in a captured alien fighter to upload a virus. Went well, up until they tried to leave...
* In ''Film/IronMan3'' an EliteMook gains access to Air Force One by wearing the Iron Patriot suit to disguise his identity. The film even refers to this move as a Trojan Horse.
* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' uses a giant bust of the BigBad. The BigBad, being an [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] like [[PlanetOfHats everyone else on the planet]] only thinks that the bust got his face wrong, and has it brought in just so people can tell the difference. This particular Trojan Horse scheme hits a little snag since the native rebels forgot to include a way out of the bust after sealing themselves inside it (again, planet of idiots).
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Sir Bedevere devises a slight variation to infiltrate the French castle, involving a wooden rabbit. He only gets one little detail wrong -- [[spoiler:he forgets that there should be somebody inside it.]] Just as well, [[spoiler:since the French catapulted it back out.]]
-->'''Bedevere:''' Um, l-look, if we built this large, wooden badger...



** Used twice in ''Thirteen''. First to [[spoiler: sneak a camera and computer connection into the baddy's office]] and later to [[spoiler: get a magnetron into the computer core]].
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Sir Bedevere devises a slight variation to infiltrate the French castle, involving a wooden rabbit. He only gets one little detail wrong -- [[spoiler:he forgets that there should be somebody inside it.]] Just as well, [[spoiler:since the French catapulted it back out.]]
-->'''Bedevere:''' Um, l-look, if we built this large, wooden badger...
* In ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'', thieves sneak into a museum inside a greek statue of a horse (though, it isn't wooden). It's delivered as an upcoming exhibit. For bonus points, it was actually a Greco-Roman horse.
* ''Film/WhiteHeat'' has Cody Jarrett and his gang using an empty tanker truck to smuggle themselves into a chemical plant so they can rob its payroll office. Cody lampshades this by mentioning that he got the idea from a story his mother had told him:
-->'''Cody:''' Way back there was a whole army tryin' to knock over a place called Troy and gettin' nowhere fast. Couldn't even put a dent in the walls. And, uh, one mornin', one mornin' the people of Troy wake up, look over the walls and the attackin' army's disappeared. Men, boats, the works. Taken the powder. But they left one thing after them: a great big wooden horse. And, according to Ma...
* The final ploy of the heroes of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was to send two of their men to TheMothership in a captured alien fighter to upload a virus. Went well, up until they tried to leave...
* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' uses a giant bust of the BigBad. The BigBad, being an [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] like [[PlanetOfHats everyone else on the planet]] only thinks that the bust got his face wrong, and has it brought in just so people can tell the difference. This particular Trojan Horse scheme hits a little snag since the native rebels forgot to include a way out of the bust after sealing themselves inside it (again, planet of idiots).

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** Used twice in ''Thirteen''. First to [[spoiler: sneak [[spoiler:sneak a camera and computer connection into the baddy's office]] and later to [[spoiler: get [[spoiler:get a magnetron into the computer core]].
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', Sir Bedevere devises a slight variation to infiltrate the French castle, involving a wooden rabbit. He only gets one little detail wrong -- [[spoiler:he forgets that there should be somebody inside it.]] Just as well, [[spoiler:since the French catapulted it back out.]]
-->'''Bedevere:''' Um, l-look, if we built this large, wooden badger...
* In ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'', thieves sneak into a museum inside a greek statue of a horse (though, it isn't wooden). It's delivered as an upcoming exhibit. For bonus points, it was actually a Greco-Roman horse.
* ''Film/WhiteHeat'' has Cody Jarrett and his gang using an empty tanker truck to smuggle themselves into a chemical plant so they can rob its payroll office. Cody lampshades this by mentioning that he got the idea from a story his mother had told him:
-->'''Cody:''' Way back there was a whole army tryin' to knock over a place called Troy and gettin' nowhere fast. Couldn't even put a dent in the walls. And, uh, one mornin', one mornin' the people of Troy wake up, look over the walls and the attackin' army's disappeared. Men, boats, the works. Taken the powder. But they left one thing after them: a great big wooden horse. And, according to Ma...
* The final ploy of the heroes of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was to send two of their men to TheMothership in a captured alien fighter to upload a virus. Went well, up until they tried to leave...
* ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' uses a giant bust of the BigBad. The BigBad, being an [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] like [[PlanetOfHats everyone else on the planet]] only thinks that the bust got his face wrong, and has it brought in just so people can tell the difference. This particular Trojan Horse scheme hits a little snag since the native rebels forgot to include a way out of the bust after sealing themselves inside it (again, planet of idiots).
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[spoiler:Spock does beam over the 72 torpedos, but Khan's crew are no longer in them and the warheads are active]].
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker smuggles himself into the headquarters of Gambol (a rival mobster who's placed a bounty on Joker's head) by wrapping himself in trash bags, then playing dead while his mooks carry him in claiming they've killed him and want to claim the bounty.

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' film. The title ship was disguised while [[spoiler:running the gauntlet through the Reaver ships]].
* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[spoiler:Spock does beam over the 72 torpedos, torpedoes, but Khan's crew are no longer in them and the warheads are active]].
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker smuggles himself ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'', thieves sneak into a museum inside a Greek statue of a horse (though, it isn't wooden). It's delivered as an upcoming exhibit. For bonus points, it was actually a Greco-Roman horse.
* ''Film/{{Troy}}''. Well, [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* ''Film/WhiteHeat'' has Cody Jarrett and his gang using an empty tanker truck to smuggle themselves into a chemical plant so they can rob its payroll office. Cody lampshades this by mentioning that he got
the headquarters of Gambol (a rival mobster who's placed idea from a bounty on Joker's head) by wrapping himself in trash bags, then playing dead while story his mooks carry him in claiming they've killed him mother had told him:
-->'''Cody:''' Way back there was a whole army tryin' to knock over a place called Troy
and want to claim gettin' nowhere fast. Couldn't even put a dent in the bounty.walls. And, uh, one mornin', one mornin' the people of Troy wake up, look over the walls and the attackin' army's disappeared. Men, boats, the works. Taken the powder. But they left one thing after them: a great big wooden horse. And, according to Ma...



* Investigating the casino robbery in "Suckers", the ''{{Series/CSI}}'' crew soon discover that a thief had been hiding inside a replica suit of antique Japanese armor, which was placed in the secure room with other valuables. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the casino's owner had actually arranged the theft himself, so only ''acted'' like he'd been fooled by the TrojanHorse tactic.]]

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* Investigating the casino robbery in "Suckers", the ''{{Series/CSI}}'' crew soon discover that a thief had been hiding inside a replica suit of antique Japanese armor, which was placed in the secure room with other valuables. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in that the casino's owner had actually arranged the theft himself, so only ''acted'' like he'd been fooled by the TrojanHorse tactic.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': BigBad Megabyte once hid himself in a fake upgrade during one of his bids to take control of Mainframe's Principal Office. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: he actually becomes a Trojan Horse virus in the last season granting him shapeshifting abilities]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': BigBad Megabyte once hid himself in a fake upgrade during one of his bids to take control of Mainframe's Principal Office. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he actually becomes a Trojan Horse virus in the last season granting him shapeshifting abilities]].
16th May '17 10:07:46 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Fei Wang wishes to make use of Syaoran's soul for one of his plans. His underling, [[spoiler:the cloned Syaoran]], pretends to kill him and give him the body. Just as the Fei Wang is about to receive the body, Syaoran proceeds to impale him with the underling's weapon.

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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Fei Wang wishes to make use of Syaoran's soul for one of his plans. His underling, [[spoiler:the cloned Syaoran]], pretends to kill him and give him the body. Just as the Fei Wang is about to receive the body, Syaoran proceeds to impale him with the underling's weapon.
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