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15th Jan '16 9:30:39 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', Stu Redman tells the soldier who's been sent to terminate him at the Stovington hospital that there's a huge rat behind him, then hits him over the head with a chair.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', ''Literature/TheStand'', Stu Redman tells the soldier who's been sent to terminate him at the Stovington hospital that there's a huge rat behind him, then hits him over the head with a chair.
15th Jan '16 7:48:27 PM nombretomado
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* In TheStainlessSteelRat, Angelina holds a gun on Jim, and his eyes widen as he looks over her shoulder. She scoffs at him for trying to pull that trick, and is then disarmed by the man coming up behind her.

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* In TheStainlessSteelRat, ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'', Angelina holds a gun on Jim, and his eyes widen as he looks over her shoulder. She scoffs at him for trying to pull that trick, and is then disarmed by the man coming up behind her.
29th Apr '15 7:25:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[GentlemanBastard The Lies of Locke Lamora]]'', Locke is getting his ass kicked by [[spoiler: the Grey King]], and tricks him into thinking that Jean (who is a much better fighter than Locke) is right behind him. While he's distracted, Locke steals the dagger from his enemy's belt and stabs him to death.

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* In ''[[GentlemanBastard ''[[Literature/GentlemanBastard The Lies of Locke Lamora]]'', Locke is getting his ass kicked by [[spoiler: the Grey King]], and tricks him into thinking that Jean (who is a much better fighter than Locke) is right behind him. While he's distracted, Locke steals the dagger from his enemy's belt and stabs him to death.
19th Jan '15 12:46:51 PM Mhoram
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* In ''LuckyStarr and the Big Sun of Mercury'', Bigman Jones is holding Jonathan Urteil at blaster-point in the Mercury mines when Urteil looks over Bigman's shoulder and says that Lucky Starr is coming back. Bigman looks, and Urteil quickly gains the upper hand.

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* In ''LuckyStarr ''Literature/LuckyStarr and the Big Sun of Mercury'', Bigman Jones is holding Jonathan Urteil at blaster-point in the Mercury mines when Urteil looks over Bigman's shoulder and says that Lucky Starr is coming back. Bigman looks, and Urteil quickly gains the upper hand.
30th Dec '14 9:41:20 AM nombretomado
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* In the AlternateHistory novel ''West of Eden'' by HarryHarrison, [[LizardFolk Vainte]] uses the ability of humans to lie by instructing her captive human Kerrick to shout "Look, a ustouzou (human) in the trees!" on a particular signal. She later stabs a rival with a human arrow and gives the signal -- fortunately the startled Kerrick remembers his cue.

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* In the AlternateHistory novel ''West of Eden'' by HarryHarrison, Creator/HarryHarrison, [[LizardFolk Vainte]] uses the ability of humans to lie by instructing her captive human Kerrick to shout "Look, a ustouzou (human) in the trees!" on a particular signal. She later stabs a rival with a human arrow and gives the signal -- fortunately the startled Kerrick remembers his cue.
22nd Mar '14 12:38:19 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', Bartimaeus once defeated a group of Djinn by using this trick.

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* In ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', Bartimaeus once defeated a group of Djinn by using this trick. Additionally, in ''Ptolemy's Gate'', when Nathaniel is facing off agains the mercenary for the final time, he tells him that his doom approaches from behind and shouts for "Belazael" to attack. There is no Belazael, but he tactic does get the mercenary to look behind him, allowing Nathaniel some time to make his move.
18th Mar '14 4:50:59 PM ShorinBJ
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* In TheStainlessSteelRat, Angelina holds a gun on Jim, and his eyes widen as he looks over her shoulder. She scoffs at him for trying to pull that trick, and is then disarmed by the man coming up behind her.
9th Jan '14 1:07:21 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Luna Lovegood uses one of these at the end of the Battle in HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows so that Harry, Ron, and Hermione can go get some sleep.

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* Luna Lovegood uses one of these at the end of the Battle in HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' so that Harry, Ron, and Hermione can go get some sleep.
12th Dec '13 11:42:55 AM ParcaKnight
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* [[Creator/PatrickMcManus Pat McManus]] reminisces about this trick's prevalence in the Westerns of his childhood in "Meanwhile Back at the B-Western."
18th Sep '13 5:56:07 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* Used word for word by Cao Cao in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.
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