Prisoner Gambit
Getting captured is part of the plan.


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When a hero or villain is captured, sometimes it was part of the plan all along. Whether it's surrendering yourself to get inside the enemy base or purposely being caught to wreak havoc in some other way, this trope is when someone lets themselves be captured as part of a plan—improvised or not.

This trope is not Trojan Prisoner, which involved the "captors" being on the same team as the "captive" as a ploy to getting inside the opponent's base. No, this trope is actually allowing oneself to be captured by the opposing team, as part of a plan to beat them.

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  • Star Trek: Voyager episode "Unimatrix Zero". Janeway's epic plan to take down the Borg collective involves getting herself and two crewmates assimilated.


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