->'''Princess Christine''': [[LockedInTheDungeon What a wonderful place!]] I hope you'll send me here for punishment some time.\\
'''Dark Prince Egon''': You'll have to be awfully bad...\\
'''Princess Christine''': Oh, I will be!
-->-- ''ComicBook/CityOfDreams''

Alice is up to something that would get her punished if she'd get caught. However, she's not planning to get away with it. On the contrary, getting punished is at least part of the point. Maybe she consider the punishment to be a form of {{Unishment}}, or maybe getting caught is a part of some bigger scheme. The former is often related to HappinessInSlavery or CasualKink, while the later is often related to ISurrenderSuckers or XanatosGambit. Note that the difference is in the motivation, not in the act itself.

While this trope is usually played for RuleOfFunny or RuleOfSexy, it can also be played for RuleOfCreepy as a twisted masochistic version of EntitledToHaveYou: "I can do whatever I want to you against your will, because I'd enjoy if you get mad at me or beat me up."

May result in either Threat Backfire or CantGetInTroubleForNuthin. Compare BriarPatching, GetIntoJailFree.
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* In the anime version of ''MiyukiChanInWonderland'', the playing card girls are painting the rose girls' white costumes red. They are intentionally doing a rather shoddy job of it, hoping that [[{{Dominatrix}} the Queen]] will "punish" them.

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* In ''ComicBook/CityOfDreams'', Christine is eager to indulge her masochism. See page quote.
* In one ''{{Fables}}'' short story, Mowgli makes sure to get locked up by his enemies. Not because he likes it in itself, but because it's preferable to being out in the open as the monsters he have unleashed go berserk.
* ''SmallFavors'' play this for laughs as part of a very FriendlyWar.
* In the BackStory to ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' there was the villain Captain Carnage who tried this but didn't do so well.
-->'''Laurie:''' Hey, you remember that guy? The one who pretended to be a supervillain so he could get beaten up?\\
'''Dan:''' Oh, You mean Captain Carnage. Ha ha ha! He was one for the books.\\
'''Laurie:''' You're telling me! I remember, I caught him coming out of this jeweller's. I didn't know what his racket was. I start hitting him and I think "Jeez! He's breathing funny! Does he have asthma?"\\
'''Dan:''' Ha Ha Ha. He tried that with me, only I'd heard about him, so I just walked away. He follows me down the street in broad daylight, right? He's saying "Punish me! Punish me!" I'm saying "No! Get lost!"\\
'''Laurie:''' Ha Ha Ha. What ever happened to him?\\
'''Dan:''' Well, he pulled it on [[SociopathicHero Rorschach]], and Rorschach dropped him down an elevator shaft.
* Destra spends most of ''The Intimates'' doing every outlandish thing she can think of to get expelled from the SuperheroSchool she attends. None of her attempts work. She has a history with this sort of behavior, having succeeded in provoking expulsions from 15 boarding schools over the past few years. She's not really into the whole "school" thing.
* In the Series/DoctorWho comic The Forgotten the 8th Doctor is in prison so he can break out and steal the Great Key of Rassilon.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', part of SelfDemonstrating/{{the Joker}}'s plan involves getting arrested by the police, because that's the only way he can get close to (and murder) Lao. Later, he appears to want Batman to run him down in the street, apparently unconcerned with his own life as long as he can get Bats to break his [[ThouShaltNotKill one rule]].
* In Film/{{Secretary}}, the eponymous woman begins making egregious spelling errors in her typing to try to goad her boss into punishing her, from which she derives sexual gratification.

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* Dinah Glass in ''{{The Demon Headmaster}}''. She knows something is off about her school and is afraid but doesn't know why so she decides to get in trouble and see what happens to her.
* One rather epic scene in ''Slave World'' is when Ruth attacks Lady Isobel in front of a lot of witnesses. Ruth had just been declared innocent by the court, which mean that she would be shipped back home to her own timeline -- and thus lose her beloved Isobel forever. By attacking her, she made herself guilty of a real crime. Just as she intended, she was promptly sentenced [[PropertyOfLove to be Isobel's slave]].
* Immediately proceeding the events of ''{{Warbreaker}}'', Vasher got into a barroom brawl with a priest, just so he'd be thrown into the God-King's dungeons so he could get some [[LifeEnergy Breaths]] from a captured rebel.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', a man intentionally lets himself be arrested for murder. It turns out, he was a rogue spy, killing a spy sent to bring him in, and he needed to get the files on a certain person.
* At least one con on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' involve one member of the team being taken into the security room for minor purposes, to case the place and maybe plant a bug.

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* Lisa of ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' ''loves'' getting in trouble with her friend and mistress Ally -- as she explains to Anne, it's often a good idea, when you are the sub in a BDSM relationship, to give your dom a reason to "punish" you, as it does wonders for setting the mood.

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* Website/{{Cracked}} has one [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19339_the-6-dumbest-things-schools-are-doing-in-name-safety.html article]] about this happening at a high school.
-->And what, exactly, constitutes a violation of the dress code at Gonzales High School? The obvious stuff, like wearing clothes that expose underwear. But how about cargo pants, baggy pants or T-shirts? In other words, if you look like a normal member of the community, you could be violating the school dress code and will be forced to dress like an inmate. No more dress code distractions in class now! Of course, this whole system means that the students would have to experience some shame and ridicule wearing the jumpsuits for it to be effective ... which is the exact opposite of what happened. According to one student, "I talked to some of my friends about it and they said they are not going to obey the dress code just so they can wear the jumpsuit."

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* Happens in an episode of ''FamilyGuy'' after Stewie misbehaves, is hit by Lois, and realizes he enjoys the abuse. He spends the rest of the episode trying to get into trouble just so that she'll spank him again.
* On ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo tries to get himself grounded so he wouldn't have a [[CordonBleughChef disgusting-looking dish]] being prepared for that night's dinner. However [[CantGetInTroubleForNuthin Harriman winds up ignoring him]] while punishing everyone else in the house for nonsensical crimes so that they don't find out about his carrot addiction.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' has a number of [[AnIcePerson ice villains]], including Mr. Freeze, [[GetIntoJailFree purposefully get sent to jail]] to help with a break-out. Once there they pull this trope again, with Mr. Freeze faking a fight so that he gets taken to the warden (Amanda Waller) as part of the operation.