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9th Jul '17 10:45:35 AM nombretomado
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* It was alleged in interviews after the fact that some commanders put troublesome soldiers in the position of field communications men in WorldWarTwo, because the huge aerials and bulky radio backpacks guaranteed that they would be [[UriahGambit easy targets for snipers]]. How much truth there actually is in this is debatable.

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* It was alleged in interviews after the fact that some commanders put troublesome soldiers in the position of field communications men in WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, because the huge aerials and bulky radio backpacks guaranteed that they would be [[UriahGambit easy targets for snipers]]. How much truth there actually is in this is debatable.
10th Jun '17 1:08:14 PM nombretomado
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* This is used to kill a man in WhateleyUniverse. A man who is known to be rather friendly with the local weres is slipped a fungus that affects them like catnip does cats by a man who wants all the land he owns.

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* This is used to kill a man in WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. A man who is known to be rather friendly with the local weres is slipped a fungus that affects them like catnip does cats by a man who wants all the land he owns.
13th May '17 4:38:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarCraft'':

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* ''StarCraft'':''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
24th Apr '17 5:26:09 PM Luigifan
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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Mystique puts a syringe filled with iron in solution into an off-duty guard's butt. How bad this would be for him in the long term is unknown considering that he seems only a little bit under the weather the next day but he's also hung over and recovering from some kind of drug. But long-term effects don't really matter because Magneto uses the extra iron in the guard's blood to escape, killing the guard.

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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Mystique puts a syringe filled with iron in solution into an off-duty guard's butt. How bad this would be for him in the long term is unknown considering that he seems only a little bit under the weather the next day day, but he's also hung over and recovering from some kind of drug. But long-term effects don't really matter because Magneto uses the extra iron in the guard's blood to escape, killing the guard.



* Happens by accident in ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'', in which the escaped convict Seldon is secretly given some old clothes of Sir Henry's by a well-wisher . The Hound is set on the trail by the smell of Sir Henry's boot, and understandably mistakes Seldon for its real target because of the clothes' odor.

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* Happens by accident in ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'', in which the escaped convict Seldon is secretly given some old clothes of Sir Henry's by a well-wisher .well-wisher. The Hound is set on the trail by the smell of Sir Henry's boot, and understandably mistakes Seldon for its real target because of the clothes' odor.



** In "The Keys of Marinus", Vasor, in order to ensure that Ian does not come back from rescuing Altos, slips him some raw meat to attract the wolves. Under the name "Vasor Gambit" this was the former TropeNamer.
** In "The Web of Fear", the Great Intelligence's Mole slips model yeti into the pockets of several heroes in order to attract the dangerous yeti-robots to them.

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** In "The Keys of Marinus", Vasor, in order to ensure that Ian does not come back from rescuing Altos, slips him some raw meat to attract the wolves. Under the name "Vasor Gambit" Gambit", this was the former TropeNamer.
** In "The Web of Fear", the Great Intelligence's Mole [[TheMole Mole]] slips model yeti into the pockets of several heroes in order to attract the dangerous yeti-robots to them.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' - A variation occurs on the episode where Picard is forced to take a vacation on the PleasurePlanet Risa. Riker raves about Risa at various points in the series and asks Picard to pick him up something called a "horga'hn" while there. Turns out the horga'hn is a fertility statue and displaying one in public (as Picard does, unaware of its meaning) is essentially broadcasting that one is looking for some action, specifically a sexual rite known as ''jamaharon''. When Picard finally got someone to explain why random women kept brazenly approaching/propositioning him as he tried to find a moment's quiet, he was NOT amused.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' - ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': A variation occurs on the episode where Picard is forced to take a vacation on the PleasurePlanet Risa. Riker raves about Risa at various points in the series and asks Picard to pick him up something called a "horga'hn" while there. Turns out the horga'hn is a fertility statue and displaying one in public (as Picard does, unaware of its meaning) is essentially broadcasting that one is looking for some action, specifically a sexual rite known as ''jamaharon''. When Picard finally got someone to explain why random women kept brazenly approaching/propositioning him as he tried to find a moment's quiet, he was NOT ''not'' amused.



** To stop a serial killer who had managed to cover his tracks a little too well, Jane appeared on a live broadcast show with him. He brought up Red John in their conversation after jabbing at the killer's ego, prompting the killer to mock the supposedly-deceased Red John as a pathetic amateur. Not a day later he was found dead with Red John's signature.

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** To stop a serial killer {{serial killer}} who had managed to cover his tracks a little too well, Jane appeared on a live broadcast show with him. He brought up Red John in their conversation after jabbing at the killer's ego, prompting the killer to mock the supposedly-deceased Red John as a pathetic amateur. Not a day later later, he was found dead with Red John's signature.



* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' the Boomer has low HP and deals poor damage on its own, but it can vomit on survivors, attracting common infected to them.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' [[ConfusionFu Arakune]]'s projectile attacks work by having him "curse" the target, causing them to be attacked by insects (when he commands it) until they manage to land another blow on him.

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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', the Boomer has low HP and deals poor damage on its own, but it can vomit on survivors, attracting common infected to them.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', [[ConfusionFu Arakune]]'s projectile attacks work by having him "curse" the target, causing them to be attacked by insects (when he commands it) until they manage to land another blow on him.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - Timmy tries to off Jimmy by giving him a parka identical to [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]]'s. Jimmy then walks down the street with half a dozen fatal accidents just missing him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Timmy tries to off Jimmy by giving him a parka identical to [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]]'s. Jimmy then walks down the street with half a dozen fatal accidents just missing him.
8th Jan '17 10:11:23 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** In "The Keys of Marinus", Vasor, in order to ensure that Ian does not come back from rescuing Altos, slips him some raw meat to attract the wolves.

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** In "The Keys of Marinus", Vasor, in order to ensure that Ian does not come back from rescuing Altos, slips him some raw meat to attract the wolves. Under the name "Vasor Gambit" this was the former TropeNamer.
9th Aug '16 11:50:59 PM PaulA
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* In the {{Dragaera}} novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhereg_%28novel%29 Jhereg]]'', Keira uses her pickpocketing skills to replace Mellar's regular daggers with Morganti daggers (which destroy the victim's soul). Aliera then picked a fight with him and got stabbed, causing Mellar to panic and flee Morrolan's castle, allowing Vlad to kill him. Mellar didn't know that Aliera's soul was protected by her sword, allowing her to be resurrected.

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* In the {{Dragaera}} novel ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhereg_%28novel%29 Jhereg]]'', ''Literature/{{Jhereg}}'', Keira uses her pickpocketing skills to replace Mellar's regular daggers with Morganti daggers (which destroy the victim's soul). Aliera then picked a fight with him and got stabbed, causing Mellar to panic and flee Morrolan's castle, allowing Vlad to kill him. Mellar didn't know that Aliera's soul was protected by her sword, allowing her to be resurrected.
11th May '16 9:16:09 PM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': [[BigBad Cancerís]] plan to be rid of the [[TheMafia Chicago Gang]] essentially boils down to her making it seem like they are the ones under control of the Anria and sit back and watch the DWMA take care of the rest.
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3rd Oct '15 1:31:44 AM WillBGood
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* The classic school prank of writing "Kick Me" on a post-it or piece of tape and secretly applying it to someone's back.

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* The classic school prank of writing "Kick Me" on a post-it or piece of tape and secretly applying it to someone's back.KickMePrank.
1st Oct '15 9:12:48 AM daftinquisitor
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Related to TheUriahGambit. See also ChekhovsGun.

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Related to TheUriahGambit.UriahGambit. See also ChekhovsGun.
23rd Aug '15 1:20:15 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Keys of Marinus", Vasor, in order to ensure that Ian does not come back from rescuing Altos, slips him some raw meat to attract the wolves.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Keys of Marinus", Vasor, in order to ensure that Ian does not come back from rescuing Altos, slips him some raw meat to attract the wolves.wolves.
** In "The Web of Fear", the Great Intelligence's Mole slips model yeti into the pockets of several heroes in order to attract the dangerous yeti-robots to them.
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