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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Luke surrenders himself to some Imperials to try and bring out the goodness in his father; they handcuff him and present him to Darth Vader.

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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': Luke surrenders himself to some Imperials to try and bring out the goodness in his father; they handcuff him and present him to Darth Vader.



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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'''s Legendary Heroes arc Mokuba switches clothes with Princess Adena to be captured in her stead so he can be taken to Seto and help him escape.


* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': Avon allowed himself to get captured in order to capture a Federation interrogator using the Liberator's teleport system, in the episode "Rumors of Death". He even holds out for five days of torture, knowing that this particular TortureTechnician will be called in to deal with particularly stubborn subjects.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': Avon allowed himself to get captured in order to capture a Federation interrogator using the Liberator's teleport system, in the episode "Rumors "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS3E8RumorsOfDeath Rumors of Death".Death]]". He even holds out for five days of torture, knowing that this particular TortureTechnician will be called in to deal with particularly stubborn subjects.


* ''Anime/{[Promare}}'' has Lio, Gueira, and Meis intentionally let themselves be defeated and captured in the beginning to be taken to the prison containing other Burnish. [[spoiler:While they succeed in breaking out with the prisoners, Vulcan predicted this tactic and had a tracker on one of the escapees, which leads to the Freeze Force tracking down the Burnish hideout and capturing them all later on.]]

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* ''Anime/{[Promare}}'' ''Anime/{{Promare}}'' has Lio, Gueira, and Meis intentionally let themselves be defeated and captured in the beginning to be taken to the prison containing other Burnish. [[spoiler:While they succeed in breaking out with the prisoners, Vulcan predicted this tactic and had a tracker on one of the escapees, which leads to the Freeze Force tracking down the Burnish hideout and capturing them all later on.]]


* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode [[spoiler:[[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E19Duet Duet]], a Cardassian file clerk disguises himself as his superior officer, a sadistic murderer who commanded a concentration camp, and takes a transport to Deep Space Nine with the intention of being caught and arrested. An unusual example in that his goal is not to harm his captors; rather, he intends to be tried and executed as his superior, in order to force Cardassia to acknowledge their wrongdoings.]]

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode [[spoiler:[[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E19Duet [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E19Duet Duet]], a [[spoiler:a Cardassian file clerk disguises himself as his superior officer, a sadistic murderer who commanded a concentration camp, and takes a transport to Deep Space Nine with the intention of being caught and arrested. An unusual example in that his goal is not to harm his captors; rather, he intends to be tried and executed as his superior, in order to force Cardassia to acknowledge their wrongdoings.]]


* ''Anime/{[Promare}} has Lio, Gueira, and Meis intentionally let themselves be defeated and captured in the beginning to be taken to the prison containing other Burnish. [[spoiler:While they succeed in breaking out with the prisoners, Vulcan predicted this tactic and had a tracker on one of the escapees, which leads to the Freeze Force tracking down the Burnish hideout and capturing them all later on.]]

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* ''Anime/{[Promare}} ''Anime/{[Promare}}'' has Lio, Gueira, and Meis intentionally let themselves be defeated and captured in the beginning to be taken to the prison containing other Burnish. [[spoiler:While they succeed in breaking out with the prisoners, Vulcan predicted this tactic and had a tracker on one of the escapees, which leads to the Freeze Force tracking down the Burnish hideout and capturing them all later on.]]

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* ''Anime/{[Promare}} has Lio, Gueira, and Meis intentionally let themselves be defeated and captured in the beginning to be taken to the prison containing other Burnish. [[spoiler:While they succeed in breaking out with the prisoners, Vulcan predicted this tactic and had a tracker on one of the escapees, which leads to the Freeze Force tracking down the Burnish hideout and capturing them all later on.]]


* ''Series/{{Batman}}''. In "The Greatest Mother of Them All", Ma Parker deliberately allows the Dynamic Duo to capture her and her gang so they can get into Gotham Prison. She plans to use the prison as a base to run her criminal operations, and believes that Batman would never suspect them of [[MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll being able to commit crimes while in prison.]]

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* ''Series/{{Batman}}''.''Series/Batman1966''. In "The Greatest Mother of Them All", Ma Parker deliberately allows the Dynamic Duo to capture her and her gang so they can get into Gotham Prison. She plans to use the prison as a base to run her criminal operations, and believes that Batman would never suspect them of [[MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll being able to commit crimes while in prison.]]


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* In the second episode of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed lets himself get taken prisoner by Father Cornello as part of his plan to trick him into exposing himself as a fraud.


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* ''ComicBook/SensationComics'': When Dr. Poison captured ComicBook/SteveTrevor from an army hospital the "nurse" attending him, "[[ComicBook/WonderWoman Diana Prince]]", went out of her way to ensure she was kidnapped as well.

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** Near the climax of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', [[spoiler: Rey delivers herself to the First Order via escape pod out of the belief she can turn Kylo Ren back to the light]] ([[HistoryRepeats mirroring Luke's actions]] in ''Return of the Jedi'').

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* Sonic has done this twice in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
** In "Sonic Breakout", Sketch Lampoon is imprisoned by Dr. Robotnik for making an unflattering caricature of him in his latest issue of ''Crack Ups''. Sonic purposely allows Scratch and Grounder to capture him so that he can escape from his cell and rescue Sketch. Unfortunately, this plan backfires when Robotnik reveals that he built a special Sonic-proof cell.
** In "Zoobotnik", Katella the Intergalactic huntress captures everyone on Mobius, including Tails. When she and Robotnik team up to capture Sonic, Sonic willingly falls for the trap in order to find and rescue Tails and the rest of the Mobians.

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