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6th Feb '16 1:33:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Employed in a ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ'' case. [[spoiler:Midori Tachikawa, Kazuma's favorite teacher at his elementary school, did this via poisoning herself in seemingly strange circumstances to get a large sum of money from life insurance. That money wasn't even for herself, but for her seriously ill baby's medical treatment. Kazuma unmasks her, but also makes sure she gets a lighter sentence and the money she needs for her child.]]
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* Employed in a ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ'' ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' case. [[spoiler:Midori Tachikawa, Kazuma's favorite teacher at his elementary school, did this via poisoning herself in seemingly strange circumstances to get a large sum of money from life insurance. That money wasn't even for herself, but for her seriously ill baby's medical treatment. Kazuma unmasks her, but also makes sure she gets a lighter sentence and the money she needs for her child.]]
29th Jan '16 5:50:46 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/JoePickett: In ''Endangered'', Dallas Cates is beaten up by his father and brother - dislocating his shoulder and breaking his shoulder - in order to persuade Joe that he could not have committed the crime of which he is accused.
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* ''Literature/JoePickett: ''Literature/JoePickett'': In ''Endangered'', Dallas Cates is beaten up by his father and brother - dislocating his shoulder and breaking his shoulder - in order to persuade Joe that he could not have committed the crime of which he is accused.
29th Jan '16 5:50:12 PM foxley
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* ''Ice Station Zebra''. TheMole plans to invoke this trope, telling an American officer to beat him with a crowbar so he can be shot in 'self defense'. The officer is incredulous that he would go along with this plan, but the mole points out that [[DefiantToTheEnd he's the type to die fighting]]. Instead of reaching for the crowbar, the officer attacks him directly, eventually gaining the upper hand [[NiceJobBreakingItHero until he's shot dead by the main protagonist]] under the assumption that ''he'' is TheMole.
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* ''Ice Station Zebra''.''Film/IceStationZebra''. TheMole plans to invoke this trope, telling an American officer to beat him with a crowbar so he can be shot in 'self defense'. The officer is incredulous that he would go along with this plan, but the mole points out that [[DefiantToTheEnd he's the type to die fighting]]. Instead of reaching for the crowbar, the officer attacks him directly, eventually gaining the upper hand [[NiceJobBreakingItHero until he's shot dead by the main protagonist]] under the assumption that ''he'' is TheMole.

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* ''Ice Station Zebra''. TheMole plans ''Literature/JoePickett: In ''Endangered'', Dallas Cates is beaten up by his father and brother - dislocating his shoulder and breaking his shoulder - in order to invoke this trope, telling an American officer to beat him with a crowbar so he can be shot in 'self defense'. The officer is incredulous persuade Joe that he would go along with this plan, but could not have committed the mole points out that [[DefiantToTheEnd he's the type to die fighting]]. Instead crime of reaching for the crowbar, the officer attacks him directly, eventually gaining the upper hand [[NiceJobBreakingItHero until he's shot dead by the main protagonist]] under the assumption that ''he'' which he is TheMole.accused.
25th Jan '16 5:17:39 PM Adept
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* In ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool'', wannabe ninja Asuka Kuronari pulls this during her fight with real ninja Kyoichi Kunugi. She pulls down her mask and cries her eyes out while telling him her life story, why she thought she could be a ninja if she tried hard enough, and asks him to look at something: a smoke bomb, which she immediately deploys, giving her cohort Xiaoxing the chance to attack him. While the tactic fails to defeat him, he is so impressed by her deviousness (contrary to what ''{{Naruto}}'' may claim, this is a good trait in a ninja) that he leaves the battle and declares that she ''may'' be a real ninja after all.
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* In ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool'', wannabe ninja Asuka Kuronari pulls this during her fight with real ninja Kyoichi Kunugi. She pulls down her mask and cries her eyes out while telling him her life story, why she thought she could be a ninja if she tried hard enough, and asks him to look at something: a smoke bomb, which she immediately deploys, giving her cohort Xiaoxing the chance to attack him. While the tactic fails to defeat him, he is so impressed by her deviousness (contrary to what ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' may claim, this is a good trait in a ninja) that he leaves the battle and declares that she ''may'' be a real ninja after all.

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* In ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool'', wannabe ninja Asuka Kuronari pulls this during her fight with real ninja Kyoichi Kunugi. She pulls down her mask An unusually benevolent example happened in ''Manga/OresamaTeacher'' where Torikichi/Josephine threw itself into a pond to attract attention from Snow (Mafuyu) and cries her eyes out while telling him her life story, why she thought she could be a ninja if she tried hard enough, and asks him Strawberry Love ([[spoiler:Okegawa]]), in hopes to look at something: a smoke bomb, which she immediately deploys, giving her cohort Xiaoxing the chance reconcile them. Didn't work because someone else got to attack him. While the tactic fails to defeat him, he is so impressed by her deviousness (contrary to what ''{{Naruto}}'' may claim, this is a good trait in a ninja) that he leaves the battle and declares that she ''may'' be a real ninja after all.it first, though.
12th Jan '16 9:39:55 PM henry42
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[spoiler:Mercury, with assistance from Emerald's illusions, coerces Yang into breaking his leg, turning the public against Team RWBY and Beacon Academy. When Cinder and Neo, disguised as nurses, take Mercury away, he reveals that he has [[RoboticReveal he has robotic legs, thus why he was so willing to go along with it.]]
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[spoiler:Mercury, with assistance from Emerald's illusions, coerces tricks Yang into breaking his leg, turning shooting him in the public leg after she has already won a match against Team RWBY him, in order to enrage the audience and Beacon Academy. When Cinder and Neo, disguised as nurses, take Mercury away, he reveals that he has [[RoboticReveal he has robotic legs, thus why he was so willing to go along with it.attract the Grimm.]]
8th Jan '16 12:23:00 PM phoenix
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* In sports, this is colloquially known as flopping. Both the NBA and the WNBA have forbidden it. On the other hand, it's a major part of TheBeautifulGame -- albeit ones that many fans complain about.
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* In sports, this is colloquially known as flopping. Both the NBA and the WNBA have forbidden it. On the other hand, it's a major part of TheBeautifulGame UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball -- albeit ones that many fans complain about.
4th Jan '16 6:18:28 AM Blazer
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[spoiler:Mercury, with assistance from Emerald's illusions, coerces Yang into breaking his leg, turning the public against Team RWBY and Beacon Academy. When Cinder and Neo, disguised as nurses, take Mercury away, he reveals that he has [[RoboticReveal he has robotic legs, thus why he was so willing to go along with it.]]
7th Dec '15 1:49:12 PM TheCheshireCat
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** It also requires VERY good stamina/defensive skills to pull off. It's a much higher risk tactic than most of the examples on this page as your "fake injury" can very easily become a real one if you mess it up.
23rd Nov '15 11:13:59 AM eroock
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* Used in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' by Furiosa's tribe to bait possible raiders: one of them perches naked in an old electrical tower and the others lie in ambush. Max sees through the ruse almost instantly.
23rd Nov '15 4:32:32 AM Kereea1
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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' has Sidney pull this on a villain, pretending to be BlindWithoutEm to [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Velma-levels]] where she can't see a thing when, as she points out later, she may need glasses but the guy was ''four feet from her'' and so aiming a GroinAttack wasn't that hard.
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