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2nd Jan '18 11:02:05 AM Tacitus
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** The heroes repeated the trick in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' with Leia infiltrating Jabba's palace by posing as a bounty hunter and bringing Chewbacca in; not to mention letting herself be captured. (That's right, it was intentional. None of them thought they could ever sneak out of the place. The whole point of the overall plan [[BatmanGambit was to fool Jabba]] into putting Luke in a situation where R2-D2 could deliver the lightsaber he had hidden inside him, and ''then'' make a surprise attack, and in the end, it worked perfectly.)
*** To summarize, this plan required first that R2-D2 and C-3PO be given to Jabba as gifts of good faith. Then Leia (in disguise) delivers Chewbacca, frees Han from the carbonite, and is captured herself. ''Then'' Luke walks in, demands the release of his friends, and is captured (after a fight). Once they have thus gotten the entire crew together in one place, and out of Jabba's palace (for the execution), the Big Damn Jailbreak ensues. The only person who had to do a conventional infiltration was Lando, who evidently just signed up for a job opening as a mook.
*** Well, Luke was hoping he could free his friends without all this (through bribery, force or JediMindTrick). When that doesn't work it's TimeForPlanB.

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** The heroes repeated repeat the trick in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' with ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. First R2-D2 and C-3P0 are given to Jabba the Hutt as "gifts" of good faith (hilariously enough, Threepio was not told this beforehand and thought they were just delivering a normal message). Then Leia infiltrating Jabba's palace by arrives posing as a bounty hunter and bringing with Chewbacca in; not as her "prisoner," makes her own attempt to mention letting herself be captured. (That's right, it was intentional. None of them thought they could ever sneak out of the place. The whole point of the overall plan [[BatmanGambit was to fool Jabba]] into putting Luke in a situation where R2-D2 could deliver the lightsaber he had hidden inside him, and ''then'' make a surprise attack, and in the end, it worked perfectly.)
*** To summarize, this plan required first that R2-D2 and C-3PO be given to Jabba as gifts of good faith. Then Leia (in disguise) delivers Chewbacca, frees Han from the carbonite, and is
free Han, but gets captured herself. instead - but don't worry, they have several backup plans. ''Then'' Luke walks in, demands arrives to demand the release of his friends, but his JediMindTrick fails, he gets into a fight, and is winds up captured (after a fight). Once they have thus gotten too. But the entire crew together in one place, and out of Jabba's palace (for end result has all the execution), the Big Damn Jailbreak ensues. The only person heroes - including Lando, who had to do did a more conventional infiltration was Lando, who evidently just signed up for a job opening as a mook.
*** Well,
[[{{Mook}} hired guard]] - [[BatmanGambit assembled when Jabba tries to execute them]], so when R2 tosses Luke was hoping he could free his friends without all this (through bribery, force or JediMindTrick). When that doesn't work it's TimeForPlanB.lightsaber, we get the Big Damn Jailbreak.
3rd Oct '17 9:10:05 PM Mdjj1996
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Occasionally, this trick is [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee proposed offscreen]], leading the viewer to think that a major character pulled a FaceHeelTurn.

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Occasionally, this trick is [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee proposed offscreen]], leading the viewer to think that a major character pulled a FaceHeelTurn.
FaceHeelTurn (who is, in truth, a FaceHeelMole).
28th Sep '17 10:22:02 AM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Omniverse}}'': In "The Frogs of War: Part 2", Ben gains a new transformation named Bulfrag which he uses to pose as an Incursean guard and "captures" Gwen Kevin Max and Blukic so they can infiltrate Plumbers [=HQ=] after it was taken over by the Incurseans.
24th Sep '17 5:14:37 PM nighttrainfm
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* In Spike's introductory episode on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Angel tries this with Xander as the prisoner, using EnforcedMethodActing to coax realistic prisoner behavior out of him. It doesn't work as Spike knows Angel too well and thus knows he's faking it.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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In Spike's introductory episode on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', episode, Angel tries this with Xander as the prisoner, using EnforcedMethodActing to coax realistic prisoner behavior out of him. It doesn't work work, as Spike knows Angel too well and thus knows he's faking it.
3rd Aug '17 8:53:43 PM TomS98
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* The ground portion of the ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' mission, ''Brushfire'', starts off with this trope with the player and their bridge officers as the "prisoners" and Rodek as the "guard."
25th Jul '17 1:16:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the Franchise/DCUniverse, Franchise/{{Batman}} once infiltrated Belle Reve prison, home of the the SuicideSquad, by posing as criminal 'Matches' Malone and arranging for Commissioner Gordon to have Malone held there while being transferred.

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* In the Franchise/DCUniverse, Franchise/{{Batman}} once infiltrated Belle Reve prison, home of the the SuicideSquad, Comicbook/SuicideSquad, by posing as criminal 'Matches' Malone and arranging for Commissioner Gordon to have Malone held there while being transferred.
27th Jun '17 7:50:48 PM azul120
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Perhaps you need to smuggle some recognizable people into a base, or smuggle some friends out of a hostile situation. Perhaps the two of you have just been caught by your enemies, and are trying a bluff. Time for the TrojanPrisoner trick.

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Perhaps you need to smuggle some recognizable people into a base, or smuggle some friends out of a hostile situation. Perhaps the two of you have just been caught by your enemies, and are trying a bluff. Time for the TrojanPrisoner Trojan Prisoner trick.
22nd Jun '17 10:15:18 AM SullenFrog
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* ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]] ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'': When Princess Marisiah Fel is captured by the Sith and taken to their temple on Korriban to be interrogated, Imperial Knights Antares Draco, Ganner Krieg, and Jedi Master Shado Vao try to rescue her by having Draco disguise himself as a Sith Lord while Krieg and Vao act as his prisoners.
15th May '17 3:01:05 PM ngh93
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-->'''Guard:''' (Raises his weapon, pointing it at Preed) You're lying! He's not a slave and you're not traders. He doesn't carry himself like a slave! Look at the way he stands... probably ex-military. Akrennian traders always threaten before they ask a favor, it's tradition. (to Stith) And YOUR robes are made out of bedspreads!\\

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-->'''Guard:''' (Raises (''Raises his weapon, pointing it at Preed) Preed'') You're lying! He's not a slave and you're not traders. He doesn't carry himself like a slave! Look at the way he stands... probably ex-military. Akrennian traders always threaten before they ask a favor, it's tradition. (to Stith) (''to Stith'') And YOUR robes are made out of bedspreads!\\
15th May '17 3:00:28 PM ngh93
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'''Preed:''' Just out of curiosity, did we have a [[TimeForPlanB plan "B"?]] ''(Stith charges the guard and proceeds[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the crap out of him]])'' An intelligent guard. [[DidNotSeeThatComing Didn't see]] ''[[{{Lampshading}} that]]'' [[DidNotSeeThatComing one coming]]. (''tasers the guard'')

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'''Preed:''' Just out of curiosity, did we have a [[TimeForPlanB plan "B"?]] ''(Stith charges the guard and proceeds[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown proceeds to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the crap out of him]])'' An intelligent guard. [[DidNotSeeThatComing Didn't see]] ''[[{{Lampshading}} that]]'' [[DidNotSeeThatComing one coming]]. (''tasers the guard'')
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