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*** A failed Batman Gambit exists in the conspirators' original plan. They were banking on Kirk getting gun-happy after Chang got Kronos One back in fighting shape, shooting back and destroying Kronos One. What happens instead? [[OutOfCharacterMoment Kirk surrenders in a hasty attempt to de-escalate the situation]]. Chang then has to engage in XanatosSpeedChess to compensate.
*** The assassins specifically kill ''Kronos One'''s chief surgeon, which leaves Chancellor Gorkon's fate in the hands of a physician who doesn't know much about Klingon physiology, Dr. [=McCoy=].
*** Kirk's plan to [[spoiler:draw out the mole (Valeris)]] by having a "court reporter" summoned to Sick Bay urgently to take statements from [[spoiler:the (actually already dead) assassins Burke and Samno]].



*** Kirk's plan to [[spoiler:draw out the mole (Valeris)]] by having a "court reporter" summoned to Sick Bay urgently to take statements from [[spoiler:the (actually already dead) assassins Burke and Samno]].
*** A failed Batman Gambit exists in the conspirators' original plan. They were banking on Kirk getting gun-happy after Chang got Kronos One back in fighting shape, shooting back and destroying Kronos One. What happens instead? Kirk [[OutOfCharacterMoment surrenders]] in a hasty attempt to de-escalate the situation. Chang then has to engage in XanatosSpeedChess to compensate.
*** The assassins specifically kill ''Kronos One'''s chief surgeon, which leaves Gorkon's fate in the hands of a physician who doesn't know much about Klingon physiology, Dr. [=McCoy=].

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** ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' has several:
*** Sulu's strategy to draw fire from the ''Enterprise''. His ship is no better equipped to detect the Klingon warship than Kirk's is, but he is able to buy enough time for Spock and [=McCoy=] to rig a cloak-seeking torpedo. Had Chang not taken the bait, he could have continued to dismantle the ''Enterprise'', leaving himself with only one ship to fight instead of two.
*** Kirk's plan to [[spoiler:draw out the mole (Valeris)]] by having a "court reporter" summoned to Sick Bay urgently to take statements from [[spoiler:the (actually already dead) assassins Burke and Samno]].
*** A failed Batman Gambit exists in the conspirators' original plan. They were banking on Kirk getting gun-happy after Chang got Kronos One back in fighting shape, shooting back and destroying Kronos One. What happens instead? Kirk [[OutOfCharacterMoment surrenders]] in a hasty attempt to de-escalate the situation. Chang then has to engage in XanatosSpeedChess to compensate.
*** The assassins specifically kill ''Kronos One'''s chief surgeon, which leaves Gorkon's fate in the hands of a physician who doesn't know much about Klingon physiology, Dr. [=McCoy=].


* In ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', Sgt. Howie arrives at [[TownWithADarkSecret the island of Summerisle]] to [[CallToAdventure solve the mystery]] of a missing child; [[CorruptHick the suspicious nature of the citizens]] convince him that they're going to [[VirginSacrifice sacrifice the girl]] to [[ReligionOfEvil appease the sun god]]. Unfortunately, TheChase to halt this event is actually [[BaitAndSwitch a trick]], causing him to unwittingly act out some archetypal ritual, and then [[AFeteWorseThanDeath burn him to death]] in the eponymous structure. Why? It turns out Howie was [[ChasteHero saving himself for marriage]], too. Luckily, the girl is saved. [[spoiler: Not that she was in any real danger.]]

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* In ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', Sgt. Howie arrives at [[TownWithADarkSecret the island of Summerisle]] to [[CallToAdventure solve the mystery]] of a missing child; [[CorruptHick the suspicious nature of the citizens]] convince convinces him that they're going to [[VirginSacrifice sacrifice the girl]] to [[ReligionOfEvil appease the sun god]]. Unfortunately, TheChase to halt this event is actually [[BaitAndSwitch a trick]], causing him to unwittingly act out some archetypal ritual, and then [[AFeteWorseThanDeath burn him to death]] in the eponymous structure. Why? It turns out Howie was [[ChasteHero saving himself for marriage]], too. Luckily, the girl is saved. [[spoiler: Not that she was in any real danger.]]



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* The entire film, ''Film/{{Confessions}}'', is one against [[spoiler:the two students whom killed their teacher's daughter.]]

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* The entire film, ''Film/{{Confessions}}'', is one against [[spoiler:the two students whom who killed their teacher's daughter.]]


** In ''Film/StarTrek'', [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] needs to get Kirk into the captain's chair, thus convinces Kirk to rile up Spock to prove that he's emotionally compromised following [[spoiler:Vulcan's destruction.]]

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** In ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek2009'', [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] needs to get Kirk into the captain's chair, thus convinces Kirk to rile up Spock to prove that he's emotionally compromised following [[spoiler:Vulcan's destruction.]]

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* Employed by Thor in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. Knowing Loki's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, he expected him to betray him at some point, and put Valkyrie's shock disk on his shoulder in the elevator. The thing Thor didn't expect was [[spoiler:Loki reflecting on the fact that he had become so predictable, and deciding to aid the gladiators in saving the surviving Asgardians]].

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* In ''Operation Finale,'' a film adaptation of the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann, Eichmann's attention to detail means he has an ironclad fake backstory. However, the Mossad agents who captured him use that same attention to detail and obsession with precision to expose him; they continually get his SS ID number wrong, knowing that the finnicky ObstructiveBureaucrat Eichmann won't be able to resist correcting them.


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---* In ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', [[spoiler:Ozymandias]]'s plan could only work assuming that the rest of the Watchmen, especially Jon, were able to be manipulated.
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* The entire main plot of ''Film/TheSting'' is this. Had Doyle gotten suspicious at any point, the entire con would have fallen apart. But the lure of potentially gaining millions of dollars through rigged horse betting is too much of a temptation and so he falls for it completely.


* Every single fight scene in the Guy Ritchie ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' films is a BatmanGambit in miniature; we are treated to Holmes' inner monologue as he determines exactly how his opponents will behave and how he can best counter them, immediately followed by the actual fight in which the opponent behaves exactly as Holmes deduced he would and Holmes thus wins the fight. Subverted in the climax of ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]''; Holmes and Moriarty play this trick on each other, and both determine that there's no way for Holmes to win, [[spoiler:until Holmes does something neither one expected, sacrificing himself to kill Moriarty by grabbing him and jumping off the balcony into the Reichenbach Falls below.]]

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* Every single Several fight scene scenes in the Guy Ritchie ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' Creator/GuyRitchie's ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes2009 Sherlock Holmes]]'' films is a BatmanGambit in miniature; we are treated to Holmes' inner monologue as he determines exactly how his opponents will behave and how he can best counter them, immediately followed by the actual fight in which the opponent behaves exactly as Holmes deduced he would and Holmes thus wins the fight. Subverted in the climax of ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]''; Holmes and Moriarty play this trick on each other, and both determine that there's no way for Holmes to win, [[spoiler:until Holmes does something neither one expected, sacrificing himself to kill Moriarty by grabbing him and jumping off the balcony into the Reichenbach Falls below.]]


* Han pulls a rather good one in Film/{{Solo}}. He has a shipment full of weapons-grade fuel, owes a nasty crime boss that his girlfriend at the time (Qi'ra) works for a lot of cash, said crime boss has been working with TheEmpire to oppress various indigenous populations, Han's mentor Beckett is a shady piece of trash who expects betrayal and wants the shipment for himself, but Han wants to give it to the nascent rebel group. [[spoiler: Okay, So Han and Qi'ra ''deliver'' the shipment to the crime boss, let the crime boss (who expects Han to double cross him) send his men into a trap set up by the rebels, let the mentor show up and grab the shipment (which is so heavy Chewie needs to be the one carrying it). Crime boss goes ballistic and ends up dead, Han gets away and meets up with Chewie, Beckett, and the shipment. Then while Beckett is lecturing Han on being an idealistic idiot, [[MemeticMutation shoot first]], and deliver shipment to the rebels]]...with just enough of a cut to go find Lando Calrissian and challenge him to a game of sabacc with a certain ship at stake. About the only part he didn't count on was [[spoiler: Qi'ra deciding to take over the organization instead of escape with Han.]]

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* ** Han pulls a rather good one in Film/{{Solo}}. He has a shipment full of weapons-grade fuel, owes a nasty crime boss that his girlfriend at the time (Qi'ra) works for a lot of cash, said crime boss has been working with TheEmpire to oppress various indigenous populations, Han's mentor Beckett is a shady piece of trash who expects betrayal and wants the shipment for himself, but Han wants to give it to the nascent rebel group. [[spoiler: Okay, So Han and Qi'ra ''deliver'' the shipment to the crime boss, let the crime boss (who expects Han to double cross him) send his men into a trap set up by the rebels, let the mentor show up and grab the shipment (which is so heavy Chewie needs to be the one carrying it). Crime boss goes ballistic ballistic, attacks Han and Qi'ra, and ends up dead, dead. Han gets away and meets up with Chewie, Beckett, and the shipment. Then while Beckett is lecturing Han on being an idealistic idiot, [[MemeticMutation shoot first]], and deliver shipment to the rebels]]...with rebels]]. Han gets what he wants, and is paid just enough of a cut to go find Lando Calrissian and challenge him to a game of sabacc with a certain ship at stake. About the only part he didn't count on was [[spoiler: Qi'ra deciding to take over the organization instead of escape with Han.]]

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* Han pulls a rather good one in Film/{{Solo}}. He has a shipment full of weapons-grade fuel, owes a nasty crime boss that his girlfriend at the time (Qi'ra) works for a lot of cash, said crime boss has been working with TheEmpire to oppress various indigenous populations, Han's mentor Beckett is a shady piece of trash who expects betrayal and wants the shipment for himself, but Han wants to give it to the nascent rebel group. [[spoiler: Okay, So Han and Qi'ra ''deliver'' the shipment to the crime boss, let the crime boss (who expects Han to double cross him) send his men into a trap set up by the rebels, let the mentor show up and grab the shipment (which is so heavy Chewie needs to be the one carrying it). Crime boss goes ballistic and ends up dead, Han gets away and meets up with Chewie, Beckett, and the shipment. Then while Beckett is lecturing Han on being an idealistic idiot, [[MemeticMutation shoot first]], and deliver shipment to the rebels]]...with just enough of a cut to go find Lando Calrissian and challenge him to a game of sabacc with a certain ship at stake. About the only part he didn't count on was [[spoiler: Qi'ra deciding to take over the organization instead of escape with Han.]]

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* ''{{Film/Mythica}}'': [[spoiler: Gojun Pye]] teleports Szorlok into another dimension devoid of life where he fights him to a standstill. Szorlok then can only draw life force from him when his power is depleted to teleport away. [[spoiler: Gojun]] then sends his soul into Szorlok during this, so later he can control Szorlok for just long enough to let Marek kill him.


** He likely pulled one in [[Film/{{Tron}} the first film]] which crossed over into XanatosGambit. Suspicious of Master Control and Ed Dillinger, he began work on an independently-running security program (the title character). He dutifully submitted all of the necessary memos and paperwork and kept his conduct impeccable while keeping on good terms with the company founder Walter Gibbs, probably using methods that would bypass Master Control's notice and knowing Dillinger wouldn't read them. When things finally came to a head and he lost access to Tron, he explained to Dillinger what Tron could do. If Dillinger fired Alan, Gibbs would stick up for him and start investigating. If Dillinger deleted Tron without firing Alan, Gibbs would also investigate. If Alan were allowed to finish his software (which is what happened), then Dillinger and Master Control were going to be shut down and exposed. It's made explicit in the {{Novelization}} that Dillinger considered Alan BeneathSuspicion until he and Master Control realize they got utterly ''played.''



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* In ''Film/{{Deewaar}}'', Vijay counts on Samant's greed to gain his trust… which Vijay instantly takes advantage of. Specifically, Vijay delivers gold belonging to Samant's rival Daavar, promises to help Samant more in the future to get out of Samant's initial idea of getting a BallisticDiscount, and when he's been paid he immediately steals the gold back.


* ''Film/Spotlight'': Garabedian explains to Rezendes that when the church's lawyers file a motion opposing his motion, he can then file an opposition brief with all the documents the reporter has been trying to get attached as exhibits, thus putting them into the public record.

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* ''Film/Spotlight'': ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'': Garabedian explains to Rezendes that when the church's lawyers file a motion opposing his motion, he can then file an opposition brief with all the documents the reporter has been trying to get attached as exhibits, thus putting them into the public record.record.
* A likely one with Alan's scene in ''Film/TronLegacy'': Alan was paged the ''previous'' night from Flynn Sr.'s shuttered arcade, but he holds off on telling Sam until ''after'' the kid pulls his annual stunt. Now, the Encom board is in disarray, cleaning up after Sam leaked the "secure" OS all over the Internet. Sam is clearly going to have the topic of his DisappearedDad on his mind, and Alan chooses his words carefully to goad Sam into investigating, which leads to [[spoiler: Sam taking the company back from the execs, and Alan becoming the real power behind the throne, and both of them getting a measure of closure over what happened to Flynn.]]

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