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18th Mar '17 10:19:27 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->'''Rusty:''' Go find Griggs, tell him I need to talk to him.\\

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-->'''Rusty:''' --->'''Rusty:''' Go find Griggs, tell him I need to talk to him.\\
18th Mar '17 1:13:31 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/HomicideHunter''. When Joe Kenda arrives at the hospital to speak with a victim, the doctor tells him that he can't, as she's resting. As Kenda is leaving, a nurse idly greets ''him'' as "Doctor". He realizes that as longs as he acts as if he belongs there, no one will question him. With this, he finds his way to the victim's room. At this point, his tactic backfires ''spectacularly'' when the young woman wakes up screaming in pain from her injuries and the responding nurses assume he's done something to her.
25th Feb '17 9:30:25 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' novel ''Lietuenant Hornblower'', Captain Sawyer--who is devolving into paranoid madness--falls down a hatchway while trying to roust out "mutineers" in the hold (namely, his lieutenants). It's witnessed only by Hornblower, who was unjustly punished, and a Midshipman Wellard, whom Sawyer had beaten repeatedly. Naturally this would lead to suspicions of foul play. The suspicions never take an official form because Hornblower immediately takes charge of the investigation with the midshipman as an assistant, and acting-captain Buckland is too unsettled to not let him. In the end, the question is never resolved because Wellard dies in a storm near the end of the book, and all Hornblower will ever say is that he didn't see it and it must have been an accident, in a very closed-off fashion.
24th Feb '17 2:05:12 PM MarkLungo
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A SocialEngineering tactic to get what you need done by shouting that it's an emergency and giving orders. This is a favorite tactic of {{High School Hustler}}s, {{Phantom Thie|f}}ves, and [=MacGyver=]-like characters. They enlist others in their StoneSoup or FencePainting project simply by acting in charge. TheGadfly or the TricksterArchetype is more likely interested in confusing the hell out of people. In some works, all you need to do is look like you're in charge and know what you're doing.

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A SocialEngineering tactic to get what you need done by shouting that it's an emergency and giving orders. This is a favorite tactic of {{High School Hustler}}s, {{Phantom Thie|f}}ves, and [=MacGyver=]-like Series/MacGyver-like characters. They enlist others in their StoneSoup or FencePainting project simply by acting in charge. TheGadfly or the TricksterArchetype is more likely interested in confusing the hell out of people. In some works, all you need to do is look like you're in charge and know what you're doing.



Often TruthInTelevision. See also TVTropes's handy [[JustForFun/HowToPullOffABavarianFireDrill how to]] guide on how to pull off one of these.

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Often TruthInTelevision. See also TVTropes's Wiki/TVTropes's handy [[JustForFun/HowToPullOffABavarianFireDrill how to]] guide on how to pull off one of these.
13th Feb '17 2:00:11 PM Nautilus1
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* The Germans were not always the victims of trickery in the Second World War. In August 1942, famed Brandenburger commando Adiran von Folkersam was ordered to secure Maikop Oil fields intact. He and his unit liberated NKVD uniforms from POW's, captured Soviet trucks, and drove over the lines to Maikop. They ran into a group of deserting Soviet troops and frightened them into following them to the oilfields. Folkersam then handed the Soviets over to the local Red Army commander. The commander not only believed Fölkersam but, the next day, gave him a personal tour of the city's defenses. By August 8, the German spearheads were only 12 miles away and the Brandenburgers made their move. Using grenades to simulate an artillery attack, they knocked out the military communications center for the city. Fölkersam then went to the Russian defenders and told them that a withdrawal was taking place. Having seen Fölkersam with their commander and lacking any communications to rebut or confirm his statement, the Soviets began to evacuate Maikop. The German spearhead entered the city without a fight on August 9, 1942.

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* The Germans were not always the victims of trickery in the Second World War. In August 1942, famed Brandenburger commando Adiran Adrian von Folkersam Fölkersam was ordered to secure Maikop Oil fields intact. He and his unit liberated NKVD uniforms from POW's, captured Soviet trucks, and drove over the lines to Maikop. They ran into a group of deserting Soviet troops and frightened them into following them to the oilfields. Folkersam then handed the Soviets over to the local Red Army commander. The commander not only believed Fölkersam but, the next day, gave him a personal tour of the city's defenses. By August 8, the German spearheads were only 12 miles away and the Brandenburgers made their move. Using grenades to simulate an artillery attack, they knocked out the military communications center for the city. Fölkersam then went to the Russian defenders and told them that a withdrawal was taking place. Having seen Fölkersam with their commander and lacking any communications to rebut or confirm his statement, the Soviets began to evacuate Maikop. The German spearhead entered the city without a fight on August 9, 1942.
12th Feb '17 6:12:28 AM LiveSpark2010
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* Used by the central protagonist James Wormold in ''Literature/{{Our Man In Havana}}'' by Graham Greene, in which Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman, is recruited by MI6 as an intelligence agent, stationed in Cuba during the Missile Crisis. His evidence for what he claims is a secret military instillation is several drawings of enlarged scale vacuum cleaner parts.

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* Used by the central protagonist James Wormold in ''Literature/{{Our Man In Havana}}'' by Graham Greene, in which Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman, is recruited by MI6 as an intelligence agent, stationed in Cuba during the Missile Crisis. His evidence for what he claims is a secret military instillation is several drawings of enlarged scale vacuum cleaner parts. For which he receives an OBE.
9th Feb '17 6:04:40 PM LiveSpark2010
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* Used by the central protagonist James Wormold in ''Literature/{{Our Man In Havana}}'' by Graham Greene, in which Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman, is recruited by MI6 as an intelligence agent, stationed in Cuba during the Missile Crisis. His evidence for what he claims is a secret military instillation is several drawings of enlarged scale vacuum cleaner parts.
5th Feb '17 5:35:27 PM Schismatism
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* Near the end of the audio play for the ''VideoGame/Halo2'' AlternateRealityGame ''ARG/ILoveBees'', Ronnie manages to bluff her way into getting past the guard with her admittedly low security clearance by pointing out that he's been chewing 'pick-up sticks' on duty, and that the penalty therefor is technically treason.
20th Jan '17 7:37:56 AM TheCuza
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* In ''[[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 7 Days a Skeptic]]'', [[spoiler:Dr. "Jonathen Somerset" is actually a completely different person; the main character posed as him to get onto a spaceship]].
* In the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, specifically in ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All'', you meet a man in a hospital who claims to be the hospital's director. The illusion falls apart ''very'' quickly, however, as it rapidly becomes apparent that he's just a lecherous mental patient in a lab coat, looking for an excuse to gawk at/fondle female patients/nurses. He's not trying very hard, though; he even admits it to you at one point. Eight years later, in ''Apollo Justice'', he's still at it.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 7 Days a Skeptic]]'', [[spoiler:Dr. "Jonathen "Jonathan Somerset" is actually a completely different person; the main character posed as him to get onto a spaceship]].
spaceship]]. Especially notable in that [[spoiler:the main character is ''Malcolm'' Somerset, Jonathan Somerset's ''son'', which means Malcolm managed to successfully pose as a man much older than himself, just by acting like he was supposed to be there]].
* In the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, specifically in ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All'', you meet a man in a hospital who claims to be the hospital's director. The illusion falls apart ''very'' quickly, however, as it rapidly becomes apparent that he's just a lecherous mental patient in a who swiped the director's lab coat, looking for an excuse to gawk at/fondle female patients/nurses. He's not trying very hard, though; he even admits it to you at one point. Eight years later, in ''Apollo Justice'', he's still at it.
11th Jan '17 1:19:06 PM MsDevin92
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* [[LoveableRogue Reigen Arataka]] of ''Anime/MobPsycho100'' does this ''unintentionally''. When his student goes missing, he tracks him to the headquarters of evil esper organization, Claw, who - unbeknownst to Reigen - have abducted Mob, his brother, and several other psychic children (Reigen just assumes they're "some shifty group"). The guards demand to know who he is, but Reigen replies that he's run out of business cards and is only "here to talk things over with my subordinate"; they end up assuming that the subordinate he's referring to is their commander, meaning [[PhonyPsychic he]] must be the shadowy, rarely-seen leader of Claw. (It helps that the guards are already very confused and jumpy from Mob breaking in earlier to find his brother, and Claw's higher-ups don't normally [[WeHaveReserves treat the Mooks well]], so they're eager to get on his good side.) The misunderstanding is continued on the ''other'' side of things by the fact that none of Mob's friends have ever seen Reigen, either, though it's clear that, at some point, he realizes what's going on and rolls with it as an attempt to get them all out of there safely - and by time the truth is revealed, [[MagneticHero he's won over the guards enough to get them to desert]].

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* [[LoveableRogue Reigen Arataka]] of ''Anime/MobPsycho100'' does this ''unintentionally''. When his student goes missing, he tracks him to the headquarters of evil esper organization, Claw, who - unbeknownst to Reigen - have abducted Mob, his brother, and several other psychic children (Reigen just assumes thinks they're "some shifty group"). The guards demand to know who he is, but Reigen replies that he's run out of business cards and is only "here to talk things over with my subordinate"; they end up assuming that the subordinate he's referring to is their commander, meaning [[PhonyPsychic he]] must be the shadowy, rarely-seen leader of Claw. (It helps that the guards are already very confused and jumpy from Mob breaking in earlier to find his brother, and Claw's higher-ups don't normally [[WeHaveReserves treat the Mooks well]], so they're eager to get on his good side.) The misunderstanding is continued on the ''other'' side of things by the fact that none of Mob's friends have ever seen Reigen, either, though it's clear that, at some point, he realizes what's going on and rolls with it as an attempt to get them all out of there safely - and by time the truth is revealed, [[MagneticHero he's won over the guards enough to get them to desert]].
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