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30th Mar '16 9:11:48 PM PKMN37
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* OutlawStar: In the episode ''Law and Lawlessness'', a beat up civilian ship is used to invade the private security stronghold.
7th Mar '16 9:43:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]

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* ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], enough, the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]



** When Omar wants to rob a Barksdale stash house and disguises himself as an old man in a wheelchair to gain entry, claiming to be related to the home's owner. He even has the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guards]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny carry him up the stairs]] before he pulls out his shotgun.
** When Freamon slickly [[CrowningMomentofAwesome sells the entire drug ring pre-tapped cell phones.]]

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** When Omar wants to rob a Barksdale stash house and disguises himself as an old man in a wheelchair to gain entry, claiming to be related to the home's owner. He even has the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guards]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny guards carry him up the stairs]] before he pulls out his shotgun.
** When Freamon slickly [[CrowningMomentofAwesome sells the entire drug ring pre-tapped cell phones.]]
7th Mar '16 9:42:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]

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* ''TheChasersWarOnEverything'' ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' attempted towing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig literal Trojan horse]] (containing Chas dressed as a Greek soldier) into a number of secure locations. They got into a surprising number. Except for, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously enough]], the Turkish embassy in Sydney. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke Troy was in what is now Turkey.]]]]



* {{Sharpe}} and the Chosen Men did this at least twice. Once with the youngest of their number groaning on a stretcher while the French-speaker shouted about cholera, once with Harper covered in blood from a pulled tooth and pretending to be mortally wounded until the time came to attack.

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* {{Sharpe}} Series/{{Sharpe}} and the Chosen Men did this at least twice. Once with the youngest of their number groaning on a stretcher while the French-speaker shouted about cholera, once with Harper covered in blood from a pulled tooth and pretending to be mortally wounded until the time came to attack.



* On ''{{NUMB3RS}}'', a group of criminals plan to kill a prisoner who is about to turn state's evidence. Their plot involves an overly complicated scheme that first involves killing power to sections of LA to cause the prison to run their generators out of fuel. As more fuel is required, the criminals hide inside the fuel truck to plan their entry into the prison. However FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize that the tanker was empty. Apparently the prison guards [[TheGuardsAreCrazy fail]] to check the inside of the truck or even tap the side to see it is empty.

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* On ''{{NUMB3RS}}'', ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'', a group of criminals plan to kill a prisoner who is about to turn state's evidence. Their plot involves an overly complicated scheme that first involves killing power to sections of LA to cause the prison to run their generators out of fuel. As more fuel is required, the criminals hide inside the fuel truck to plan their entry into the prison. However FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize that the tanker was empty. Apparently the prison guards [[TheGuardsAreCrazy fail]] to check the inside of the truck or even tap the side to see it is empty.



* The final episode of {{Leverage}} features a trojan murder investigation: the team fakes their own deaths, then attaches themselves to the investigation leading to said deaths (which allows them free access to a room they were unable to break into on their own). Sterling references this explicitly, calling ''himself'' a trojan horse after realizing he'd been duped into unlocking that room and letting them in.

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* The final episode of {{Leverage}} Series/{{Leverage}} features a trojan murder investigation: the team fakes their own deaths, then attaches themselves to the investigation leading to said deaths (which allows them free access to a room they were unable to break into on their own). Sterling references this explicitly, calling ''himself'' a trojan horse after realizing he'd been duped into unlocking that room and letting them in.



* ''TheWire'' has a few examples.

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* ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' has a few examples.
6th Feb '16 10:54:58 AM fdsa1234567890
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* 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.

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* 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.
27th Jan '16 4:52:45 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Trojan Koopa". Instead of a horse, Mario, Luigi and Toad build a giant wooden statue of King Koopa himself, banking on his ego to take the bait. Adding to the trick is that earlier they grabbed two of his Troopas and sent them out to sea with a dummy to make it look like they were giving up.

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* Happens in the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Trojan Koopa". Instead of a horse, Mario, Luigi and Toad build a giant wooden statue of King Koopa himself, banking on his ego to take the bait. Adding to the trick is that earlier they grabbed two of his Troopas and sent them out to sea with a dummy to make it look like they were giving up.
20th Jan '16 12:39:00 PM valar55
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': How the Circle of the Black Thorn are defeated. Angel manages to fake a FaceHeelTurn convincingly enough for the Circle to let him join; insodoing, he's able to identify their members, and arrange for them to be assassinated separately by different members of his own team.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': How the Circle of the Black Thorn are defeated. Angel manages to fake a FaceHeelTurn convincingly enough for the Circle to let him join; insodoing, in so doing, he's able to identify their members, and arrange for them to be assassinated separately by different members of his own team.
14th Dec '15 7:01:59 AM TheGoodFriar
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** The Axonite given to Earth by the Axons in "The Claws of Axos."
21st Nov '15 12:57:35 PM JesseMB27
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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 on chatter to have the terror group's operatives 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 hid among refugees going to Greece). For this reason, some have called for a moratorium on accepting refugees out of concern that I.S.I.S. operative may continue using this strategy to kill and harm as many people as possible.

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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 to have 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 hid among posed as refugees going to Greece). 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. operative may operatives will continue using this strategy to kill and harm as many people as possible.
19th Nov '15 10:43:27 AM JesseMB27
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* A hilarious case of UnfortunateNames: Trojan Condoms. Either they're named for the city, which had its defenses fall, or it refers to the horse, which got the city to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything open their defenses so they could be ravaged]]. Upon that last thought, perhaps FridgeBrilliance rears its head...

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* A hilarious case of UnfortunateNames: Trojan Condoms. Either they're named for the city, which had its defenses fall, or it refers to the horse, which got the city to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything open their defenses so they could be ravaged]]. Upon that last thought, perhaps FridgeBrilliance rears its head...[[note]] For those too ignorant to bother learning about the Illiad, the Trojan Prince Paris, with the aid of the Love goddess Aphrodite in form of [[LovePotion love inducing magic]], seduced the Spartan Queen Helen to come with him to Troy to elope of which this incident set off the Trojan War when Menelaus of Sparta created an alliance of Greek city-states to retrieve her. Thus the use of the name "Trojan" is a play on the idea of seduction and this is supposed to enhance a person's ability to seduce someone else[[/note]]
* 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 on chatter to have the terror group's operatives 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 hid among refugees going to Greece). For this reason, some have called for a moratorium on accepting refugees out of concern that I.S.I.S. operative may continue using this strategy to kill and harm as many people as possible.
15th Nov '15 1:43:40 PM CJCroen1393
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' sees Arnold and his friends attempting this inside a giant pig after losing Abner in a war reenactment competition. One of the members of the other side recognizes the trick and tries to point it out, but their leader, Rex Smythe Higgins [[IDontPayYouToThink refuses to listen and makes him open the gate]]. As soon as the group pops out, the member gives Higgins a look that clearly says IWarnedYou.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' sees Arnold and his friends attempting this inside a giant pig after losing Abner in a war reenactment competition. One of the members of the other side [[GenreSavvy recognizes the trick trick]] and tries to point it out, but their leader, Rex Smythe Higgins [[IDontPayYouToThink refuses to listen and makes him open the gate]]. As soon as the group pops out, the member gives Higgins a look that clearly says IWarnedYou.
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