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31st Aug '16 3:25:31 PM margdean56
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* In the first trilogy of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Saga'' the good guys try to do this and fail miserably when [[spoiler:''they are captured because they lack the proper paperwork'']]. This rather original subversion is somewhat {{lampshaded}} when the hero is frantically trying to think of a way out of the mess and realize that of all the things that could have gone wrong with their plan, no one considered the idea that they would [[spoiler: be suspected of being deserters]].

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* In the first trilogy of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Saga'' the good guys try to do this and fail miserably when [[spoiler:''they are captured because they lack the proper paperwork'']]. This rather original subversion is somewhat {{lampshaded}} when the hero is frantically trying to think of a way out of the mess and realize realizes that of all the things that could have gone wrong with their plan, no one considered the idea that they would [[spoiler: be suspected of being deserters]].



* Ur-Example: Sinon in ''Literature/TheAeneid'' pulls this on (you guessed it) the Trojans to try to get them to bring the [[TrojanHorse horse]] into the city. You know that thing about "beware Greeks bearing gifts?" that was in context, about him specifically.

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* Ur-Example: Sinon in ''Literature/TheAeneid'' pulls this on (you guessed it) the Trojans to try to get them to bring the [[TrojanHorse horse]] into the city. You know that thing about "beware Greeks bearing gifts?" that was That was, in context, about him specifically.



** In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novels, part of the plan to retake Coruscant from the Empire is to [[BoxedCrook take dangerous criminals]], a significant part of the intergalactic crime syndicate Black Sun, from the prison world Kessel, then smuggle them to Coruscant where they will cause havok and distract Imperial forces. Unfortunately, some of those criminals still have Imperial ties.

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** In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novels, part of the plan to retake Coruscant from the Empire is to [[BoxedCrook take dangerous criminals]], a significant part of the intergalactic crime syndicate Black Sun, from the prison world Kessel, then smuggle them to Coruscant where they will cause havok havoc and distract Imperial forces. Unfortunately, some of those criminals still have Imperial ties.



** "Side Trip", a novella written by both TimothyZahn and MichaelStackpole, has Thrawn-in-Mandalorian-armor pull a blaster on Corran and his father after guiding them into a mutual enemy's clutches. Thrawn, assumed to be a bounty hunter going with the money, exchanges threats with Corran, telling him that he'll "[[MultitaskedConversation seek you out and take care of you personally]]" and that ''he'' would be the only thing between Corran and freedom, even grabbing the cell bars and shaking them after Corran and his father are imprisoned. After Thrawn and the mutual enemy have left, Corran's father shows his son that the bar-shaking move was a cover, letting Thrawn stick a molecular stiletto - think tiny lightsaber with a ''very'' fragile blade - on the bar. "Taking care of you personally" meant that when they escaped and got back to him, Thrawn would be in a better tactical position to start shooting, and they'd be on the same side.

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** "Side Trip", a novella written by both TimothyZahn and MichaelStackpole, has Thrawn-in-Mandalorian-armor pull a blaster on Corran and his father after guiding them into a mutual enemy's clutches. Thrawn, assumed to be a bounty hunter going with the money, exchanges threats with Corran, telling him that he'll "[[MultitaskedConversation seek you out and take care of you personally]]" and that ''he'' would be the only thing between Corran and freedom, even grabbing the cell bars and shaking them after Corran and his father are imprisoned. After Thrawn and the mutual enemy have left, Corran's father shows his son that the bar-shaking move was a cover, letting Thrawn stick a molecular stiletto - -- think tiny lightsaber with a ''very'' fragile blade - -- on the bar. "Taking care of you personally" meant that when they escaped and got back to him, Thrawn would be in a better tactical position to start shooting, and they'd be on the same side.
31st Aug '16 3:19:24 PM margdean56
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* Done in a ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' issue (the one based on the '03 series) that introduced Wonder Girl to infiltrate Blackfire's base of operations. They have Beast Boy disguises himself as a Gordanian and sneak the uncaptured Titans in to rescue the others. Blackfire even lampshades it herself as she berates herself for not realizing it sooner.

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* Done in a ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' issue (the one based on the '03 series) that introduced Wonder Girl to infiltrate Blackfire's base of operations. They have Beast Boy disguises disguise himself as a Gordanian and sneak the uncaptured Titans in to rescue the others. Blackfire even lampshades it herself as she berates herself for not realizing it sooner.
31st Aug '16 3:16:46 PM margdean56
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If they are physically bound, this can lead to a ChainedHeat or fighting WithMyHandsTied. Compare ISurrenderSuckers, and cases where anyone should be able to see through overlap with TheGuardsMustBeCrazy. The PlayAlongPrisoner may allow themself to be [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] before breaking loose. Compare SheepInWolfsClothing, where this applies to TheVirus, and with TrojanHorse, which also gets the hero into an enemy base, but without them knowing anyone has crossed their lines. Compare BavarianFireDrill, which relies on bluffing rather than a convincing disguise. Contrast DisguisedHostageGambit, where real villains with real hostages dress the hostages up as villains to fool TheCavalry.

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If they are physically bound, this can lead to a ChainedHeat or fighting WithMyHandsTied. Compare ISurrenderSuckers, and cases where anyone should be able to see through it overlap with TheGuardsMustBeCrazy. The PlayAlongPrisoner may allow themself to be [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] before breaking loose. Compare SheepInWolfsClothing, where this applies to TheVirus, and with TrojanHorse, which also gets the hero into an enemy base, but without them knowing anyone has crossed their lines. Compare BavarianFireDrill, which relies on bluffing rather than a convincing disguise. Contrast DisguisedHostageGambit, where real villains with real hostages dress the hostages up as villains to fool TheCavalry.
28th Aug '16 8:38:33 AM Kirayoshi
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** The Doctor and Romana allow Count Scarlioni to take them and Duggan prisoner (much to Duggan's chagrin) in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]", so the Doctor can learn more about Scarlioni's plan. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that Scarlioni is more GenreSavvy than the average ''Series/DoctorWho'' villain.
21st Aug '16 9:34:18 AM nombretomado
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* In the first trilogy of the ''{{Dragonlance}} Saga'' the good guys try to do this and fail miserably when [[spoiler:''they are captured because they lack the proper paperwork'']]. This rather original subversion is somewhat {{lampshaded}} when the hero is frantically trying to think of a way out of the mess and realize that of all the things that could have gone wrong with their plan, no one considered the idea that they would [[spoiler: be suspected of being deserters]].

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* In the first trilogy of the ''{{Dragonlance}} ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Saga'' the good guys try to do this and fail miserably when [[spoiler:''they are captured because they lack the proper paperwork'']]. This rather original subversion is somewhat {{lampshaded}} when the hero is frantically trying to think of a way out of the mess and realize that of all the things that could have gone wrong with their plan, no one considered the idea that they would [[spoiler: be suspected of being deserters]].
25th Jul '16 2:28:48 AM PaulA
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* At the end of ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'', Ista has become a god-touched saint capable of devouring demons, but she still needs to get within range of the mistress of demons whose army is besieging her gates. So she surrenders, and is taken directly to her.

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* At the end of ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'', ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'', Ista has become a god-touched saint capable of devouring demons, but she still needs to get within range of the mistress of demons whose army is besieging her gates. So she surrenders, and is taken directly to her.
4th Jun '16 12:59:14 PM MrLavisherMoot
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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': The "Alma Mater Return" mission revolves around intentionally going to prison, stealing a guard uniform, and sparking a riot.

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': The "Alma Mater Return" mission revolves around intentionally going to prison, stealing a guard uniform, and sparking a riot.
24th May '16 1:29:38 AM erforce
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* In ''Force 10 From Navarone'', Mallory and Barnsby get back into the Chetnik camp they had just escaped from by getting two partisans to disguise themselves as guards (The guards in question being two with allegedly burned faces covered with bandages, so facial recognition isn't an issue) and take them back in through the front gate as recaptured prisoners. They then rescue their still-captured medic and explosives expert (And the explosives expert's suitcase full of explosives).

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* In ''Force 10 From Navarone'', ''Film/ForceTenFromNavarone'', Mallory and Barnsby get back into the Chetnik camp they had just escaped from by getting two partisans to disguise themselves as guards (The guards in question being two with allegedly burned faces covered with bandages, so facial recognition isn't an issue) and take them back in through the front gate as recaptured prisoners. They then rescue their still-captured medic and explosives expert (And the explosives expert's suitcase full of explosives).
19th May '16 8:27:37 PM nombretomado
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* Variant from ''MyNameIsEarl''. Earl's car has been impounded, but he needs it to complete a list item. So his friend Kenny offers him help: he will allow Earl to [[PunkInTheTrunk get in his car's trunk]], then get his car deliberately impounded so Earl can sneak his own car out. Trouble is, Kenny drives [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5 a very small car]]. So Kenny ends up being the one to go in the trunk, and being the UnluckyEverydude he is, the plan does not go well.

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* Variant from ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. Earl's car has been impounded, but he needs it to complete a list item. So his friend Kenny offers him help: he will allow Earl to [[PunkInTheTrunk get in his car's trunk]], then get his car deliberately impounded so Earl can sneak his own car out. Trouble is, Kenny drives [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5 a very small car]]. So Kenny ends up being the one to go in the trunk, and being the UnluckyEverydude he is, the plan does not go well.
13th May '16 6:37:18 PM Ambaryerno
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* A variation in ''[[Comicbook/{{X 23}} X-23: Target X]]'': Comicbook/TheKingpin is engaged in a MobWar with a rival gangster named Fade, and hires the Facility to deal with him when his own men can't. In order to get an assassin close enough, Fisk feeds information via a mole in his organization about his beloved niece, "Samantha," whom Fade then abducts. However "Samantha" is actually X-23. And Fade was planted with a trigger scent-laced letter...
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