[[AC: ''Literature/BattleRoyale'']]
* ''FanFic/SeventyTwoHours'' has [[AxCrazy Damien]] systematically annihilate the cheerleaders (the Brat Pack) by exploiting their mutual distrust for one another. By breaking into their compound and escaping unseen, he's easily able to cause the simmering tension in the group to boil over. Within a couple of hours, every one of them is dead, and they've even [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness disposed of his redundant lackey for him in the process]].

[[AC: ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'']]
* Calvin uses one of these against Thunderstorm in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''. [[spoiler:He acts bizarre, getting Thunderstorm to [[ItMakesSenseInContext let him ride his magic carpet]] [[Series/RedDwarf to the king of the potatoes.]][[note]]Not quite like that - he just had him say yes, and he took control from there.[[/note]] After this, he notes how he's insane and has the MTM blast him. He responds by destroying the MTM.]]
** Earlier, in "It Will Build Character", Dad gets Calvin to get in the canoe by hooking Hobbes on his fishing pole, knowing that he'd instantly go after him.
--> '''Calvin:''' [[LampshadeHanging Gotta say, that was pretty clever.]]

[[AC: ''CrossOver'']]
* In the ''FanFic/CalvinAtCamp'' episode "Jason Fox TheMusical," Eugene tricks the Eds into recruiting kids to help them with scams. Once there is no one to scam, he assumes that the kids will turn on each other in frustration.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', when Kyon, Koizumi, Yuki and Mikuru go to see the Student Council President:
-->'''Kyon:''' Haruhi's going to burst into the middle of the meeting and be really pissed off about not being involved.
-->'''Koizumi:''' Ah... You're certain?
-->'''Kyon:''' She absolutely will if you send a text to her just before we enter the Student Council room. That should give Kimidori-san enough time to state her goals and reasons, but not to actually do anything before Haruhi shows up.
* In [[FanFic/MassFoundations Mass Foundations: Redemption in the Stars]], The Courier and others only manage to escape from the Alingon base by [[spoiler: trusting the asari guard they spared earlier. She returned the favour by creating the inpenetrable biotic barrier in front of the Shadow Broker's group and preventing them from attacking.]]
* In ''Fanfic/ThinkingInLittleGreenBoxes'' Harry concocts a couple of plans that just involve having SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom and [[ComicBook/ThePunisher the Punisher]] doing what they do naturally when given the incentive.
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'':
** The whole story starts with [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix]] accidentally getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld summoned to Equestria]] by [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]] after several failed attempts at finding a lawyer to defend her friend. As the story progresses is revealed that [[spoiler:Phoenix was summoned ''intentionally'' by Twilight, following Princess Celestia's advice, who knows about the titular ace attorney and made her summon him in full confidence that, notwithstanding getting dragged into a completely alien world to him, he would never turn his back on an innocent being accused of a crime]].
** While cross examining Gilda, Phoenix catches wind of [[HairTriggerTemper her short temper]], and starts using it to get her to slip up in the witness stand. [[InvokedTrope He says that he learned this trick in lawyer school as a way to get information from liars]].

[[AC: ''Manga/DeathNote'']]
* In ''FanFic/ACharmedLife'' Light's final plan in his game with L hinges on the fact that he, the Chief's son, is well-liked and trusted by the police whereas L, an outsider who is poking into their affairs and casually disregards the feelings of his [[WeAREStrugglingTogether alleged allies]], is not.
* In ''FanFic/DeathNoteIITheHiddenNote'', the final plan concocted by KJ (Which we [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee never hear all of]]) goes off without a hitch because of one of these.
* In ''FanFic/FeverDreams'' Light tricks all the officers present at [[spoiler: Higuchi]]'s arrest into accepting and giving up ownership of [[ArtifactOfDoom the notebook]] in order to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wipe their memories]] by having Rem throw the notebook at every cop, growling out "That's mine, give it back to me" and if "Give it back or IllKillYou" doesn't work [[SecretTestOfCharacter she should tell them they passed the test of bravery]] and that she had selected them to be the next Kira, and if they would just [[PaterFamilicide slaughter their families]] [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten and fifty additional innocent people then they could have the power of Kira.]]
* In ''Fanfic/KiraSweetheart'' [[DiscreetDiningDisposal Light plans on disposing of his cake]] by putting it front of [[GeniusSweetTooth L]] but to his genuine surprise [[SpannerInTheWorks his plan is foiled when L (who has been forcibly put on a diet) doesn't even touch it.]]
* In ''FanFic/PointOfSuccession'' Light and [[OCStandIn Mr. Junko]] fake a scene where one of them pretends to be injured in order to confirm that [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer Matt isn't a real cop]] because when they shout for help [[WhatTheHellHero he doesn't even stop to look.]]

[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'']]
* Alphamon performs a direct one in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7623289/1/ Transcendence: Digital Curse]] by simply assaulting an important city and making sure his target knows it.

[[AC: ''Series/{{Firefly}}'']]
* ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' has a couple of these, the first being one hatched by River and Jayne [[spoiler: while being held captive by Niska]], which allows them to [[spoiler: break free by convincing Niska to kill one of his goons and Jayne palming a weapon from his body.]] Later on, River uses one to convince the rest of the crew that she's dangerously unstable, so they leave her behind while going on a job, during which she is able to sneak away and do a job on the side.

[[AC: ''Literature/HarryPotter'']]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9454927/28/Order-of-the-Dragon Order of the Dragon]]'' Ron makes a plan which depends heavily on Percy's estrangement from his family and brown-nosing of Cornelius Fudge.
* In ''Fanfic/PrincessOfTheBlacks'' when Jen Black ([[GenderFlip This universe's Harry Potter]]) makes a bunch of random trinkets that she claims are wandless foci to conceal that she is proficient at wandless magic. When she hands them over to Dumbledore to inspect she's counting on the fact that the Leader of the Light would sooner destroy powerful artifacts than allow them to remain in the hands of a dark witch. Dumbledore does exactly that destroying the artifacts and the evidence they were just mundane trinkets along with them. Jen then goes on to demand reparation from him for destroying her "family heirlooms."

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'']]
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': Uncle knows that Daolon Wong knows how to summon [[SealedEvilInACan Tarakudo]], who the heroes need to interrogate for information on [[VillainProtagonist Jade]], and also that he won't divulge it willingly. So, [[spoiler: with help from Captain Black, Uncle stages a jailbreak, convincing Wong that he's gone behind the backs of the other heroes, so Wong will help him conjure Tarakudo. When the ritual is successful, Wong predictably double crosses Uncle and tries to cut a [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] with Tarakudo -- at which point Tohru and the Section 13 agents waiting outside the shack they're in bust in, arresting Wong and leaving Uncle and Tohru to question Tarakudo.]]
** In an example that crosses over with IndyPloy, due to coming up with it on the spot: when Jade attacks the shop in order to capture Tohru for Ikazuki, Uncle has him wait inside the shop's protective wards. In order to get him to come out, Jade has her ninja perform a sneak attack on Uncle, knowing Tohru will come to his aid, leaving himself to be captured.
** [[OperationBlank Operation Steel Lightning]] is basically one big one of these: [[spoiler: Jade plans on letting the newest mask "accidentally" end up on one of the good guys (it was meant to be Jackie, but ends up on Captain Black instead), forcing them to tap into its powers (which she accomplishes by tossing Black off a tower), hitching a ride into Section 13 in their shadow (with the mask's awakened powers hiding her presence from Uncle's protective wards), then using a spell to fully awaken the General inside and having them distract the agency while she breaks into the Vault and steals the other masks and the Talismans.]] And it almost goes off without a hitch, with only Agent Wisker's [[SpannerInTheWorks unforeseen interference]] preventing a victory. [[spoiler: BUT, Jade still gets away with the info the heroes had on the Teachings (a Shadowkhan/Oni TomeOfEldritchLore) as a ConsolationPrize]].

[[AC: ''Franchise/MassEffect'']]
* The VillainProtagonist Tyrin Lieph in ''The Council Era'' successfully [[spoiler: predicts exactly how the Council will respond to his son's death, how the dezba will respond to a dezban high chieftain's execution, and how the public will respond to the dezba's reaction]] in order to massacre the dezba, who he perceives to be a threat to galactic security.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]
* ''[[Fanfic/AFutureOfFriendshipAHistoryOfHate A Future of Friendship, A History of Hate]]'': [[spoiler: Fury Cross leaves a wrath wound on Rainbow Dash in their first fight, then pisses her off during their rematch; the wrath wound feeds on her anger and weakens her, allowing him to curbstomp her. Fortunately, her friends show up in time to save her and help beat him.]]
** [[spoiler: He also deliberately mentions where his encampment is in relation to Ghastly Gorge (the battleground chosen for their rematch), knowing Rainbow Dash will deduce it and meet him there alone, while her friends go to the Gorge.]]
** Miserain gives Scootaloo the [[ArtifactOfDoom Tear of Covet]], ''knowing'' that her [[PlotRelevantAgeUp wish]] will backfire and leave her miserable, [[spoiler: feeding and releasing the woebeghoul contained within.]]

[[AC: ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'']]
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Asuka was [[spoiler:threatening with committing suicide.]] In order to come close enough to [[spoiler:tear her gun out of her hands]], he promised that he would not try to stop her if she let him sit beside her. Fortunately she bought it.
* In ''FanFic/NeonExodusEvangelion'', [[spoiler:Lucifer (also known as Unit 01)]] absorbs DJ after the final battle in the series, then stays passive afterward so he can be piloted by one of Natlateth's cloned pilots. Asuka almost screws this up by [[spoiler:breaking into the SEELE-controlled Geofront and starting Lucifer up to try and talk to DJ]], but [[spoiler:manages to avoid it by taking over his body directly and piloting him like a production-model Eva]]. The culmination of the plan is [[spoiler:DJ taking over in the middle of the final combat, so Natlateth stabs Lucifer with the Lance of Longinus. Since DJ is Longinus, and Lucifer became Unit 01 after sustaining wounds by the same Lance while trying to redeem himself, the outcome is that the Redemption is finished]]. If [[spoiler:Natlateth hadn't thought Lucifer was truly dead and had left him at the Geofront]], the plan would have failed.
* Bluepencil's ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Shinji and Warhammer 40k}}'' is full of both [[BatmanGambit gambits]] and [[GambitRoulette roulettes]]. Made even better by the fact that neither Gendo ''or'' [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness SEELE]] are willing to admit the possibility that ''neither'' is manipulating Shinji. Let alone the fact that he's manipulating ''both them, and the Japanese government'' against each other.

[[AC: ''Anime/PrettyCure'']]
* In ''Fanfic/FutariWaPrettyCureBlueMoon'', Kainatrol likes to do this when she isn't outright using MindControl. In one mini-arc, she starts one up by controlling Mia and using her to lure Asa and Yoko to one roof so that Tachimany can ambush them, which they do, leaving the Cures badly beaten. Kainatrol is then outsmarted by Dawn's own Batman Gambit, though, relying on Kainatrol's sadism and her tendency to go DrunkOnTheDarkSide when she's getting her way (or [[VillainousBreakdown blow up]] if she's not). [[spoiler:She hands over a fake Moon Piece, slipping Mia the real one to break the mind control and letting Kainatrol jump on the chance to mind-control Dawn/Kirei herself. This also buys time for Asa and Yoko when Ami shows up and Kainatrol can't resist making the two of them fight each other instead.]]

[[AC: RealPersonFic]]
* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', the four manage to prevail thanks to a series of Batman Gambits that take advantage of the desperation and boredom of the skahs and the paranoia of the Raleka, as well as [[spoiler: Brox's]] overconfidence.

[[AC: ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'']]
* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':
** Tsukune's inner ghoul combines this with LoveMakesYouDumb in Act II; by exploiting Kokoa's newfound feelings for Tsukune, it successfully manipulates her into giving it enough power from her [[SuperMode overcharge]] to become a full-fledged ghoul and take over Tsukune's body completely, and Kokoa is too blinded by said feelings for Tsukune to notice anything suspicious until it's too late.
** In Act III, Hokuto's plan to use Kuyou as a distraction while he steals the ArtifactOfDoom he needs for his plans from Yokai Academy's archives hinged solely on Kuyou's desire for revenge on Tsukune. It works like a charm.
** In Act III chapter 13, with the revelation that Tsukune's Holy Lock is cracking, Dark claims that he's only keeping Tsukune alive so that Kokoa can atone for her actions and regain her vampire pride, after which he'll kill him to prevent the ghoul from surfacing. However, as Mizore and Felucia explain, if Dark hadn't mentioned Kokoa's debt to Tsukune and act like it was still safe, the headmaster would have had Tsukune killed, knowing that Dark would be the first to kill Tsukune if the ghoul posed any threat; in doing so, Dark has bought the group time to find a way to repair the lock.

[[AC: ''Series/{{Survivor}}'']]
* In ''SurvivorFanCharacters'', Vinnie from Season 2 and 6 is exceptionally well-known for pulling these off, often getting his enemies voted off easily without fail. From Season 5, Gatemaster is also adept at these, although his relies on luck a lot more, and he uses one to get the final four he wants.
** Subverted in the case of Phil from Season 7: he tries to pull one off a la Richard Hatch from [[Series/{{Survivor}} Survivor: Borneo]], when he quits the final immunity challenge on the assumption that whoever won would take him to the finals with them, [[spoiler: and it fails spectacularly when Ker votes him off and takes Wrecker instead.]]

[[AC: ''TheSlenderManMythos'']]
* In the fic Fanfic/ByTheFiresLight Detective Carl Rourke and Mira Grolinksy try to use the Slender Man's meta nature against it, so they can curb its destructive nature and save its victims. [[spoiler: It ends up failing miserably.]]

[[AC: ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'']]
* In ''FanFic/TenRandomCharacters'', Robin's plans in Chapter 11 could qualify as this.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'']]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', Heather wants to hurt an enemy by taking away her new boyfriend. Her gambit is to approach the [[HopelessSuitor third leg of the triangle]] and [[MurderTheHypotenuse appeal to his jealousy]].

[[AC: ''{{Literature/Worldwar}}'']]
* In FanFic/WorldwarWarOfEquals after an incident with [[spoiler: Hugo Chavez]], the American and Russian governments actually leak news of the fleet to very unreliable sources such as AlexJones and CoastToCoastAM in order to discredit his claims. [[spoiler: It works.]]