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9th Jun '18 7:54:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Indy manages to get away with beating up and hurling a suspicious SS officer out of a zeppelin by wearing a ticket taker's outfit and flatly telling all of the passengers, "No ticket" in English, without bothering to mimic a German accent. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Everyone immediately pulls out their tickets and frantically wave them at him]] lest they be the next one.

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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Indy manages to get away with beating up and hurling a suspicious SS officer out of a zeppelin by wearing a ticket taker's outfit and flatly telling all of the passengers, "No ticket" in English, without bothering to mimic a German accent. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Everyone immediately pulls out their tickets and frantically wave them at him]] lest they be the next one.



* In ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', the guards stationed around Katsumoto's house have this routine pulled on them by interpreter Simon Graham, who convinces them that Creator/TomCruise is the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny President of the United States]].

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* In ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', the guards stationed around Katsumoto's house have this routine pulled on them by interpreter Simon Graham, who convinces them that Creator/TomCruise is the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments President of the United States]].



* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive)'': Near the end, Kaladin pulls this when [[spoiler:Dalinar's army is betrayed by Sadeas]]. Not only does he go back to rescue an entire army with only thirty men, but he also starts ordering around the soldiers who completely outrank him (he's a slave). To take it UpToEleven, he then proceeds to promote soldiers, order around [[WarriorPrince Adolin]], the Highprince's son, and then decides to go find Dalinar, the Highprince and commanding general ''himself'', and order him to flee. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And it works]].

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive)'': Near the end, Kaladin pulls this when [[spoiler:Dalinar's army is betrayed by Sadeas]]. Not only does he go back to rescue an entire army with only thirty men, but he also starts ordering around the soldiers who completely outrank him (he's a slave). To take it UpToEleven, he then proceeds to promote soldiers, order around [[WarriorPrince Adolin]], the Highprince's son, and then decides to go find Dalinar, the Highprince and commanding general ''himself'', and order him to flee. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome And it works]].



* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar (a wanted SerialKiller) in the Volume 3 episode "One of Us, One of Them". He fakes being an FBI agent and gets the cops to (1) pull back their barricades, giving him and [[spoiler:Bennet]] room to work, and (2) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome get him some coffee]]. Made even more [[RefugeInAudacity audacious]] in that he uses the name "Andrew Hanson" as his cover, a reference to Audrey Hanson, the ''real'' FBI agent who was in charge of tracking him down [[ContinuityNod during the first season]].

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar (a wanted SerialKiller) in the Volume 3 episode "One of Us, One of Them". He fakes being an FBI agent and gets the cops to (1) pull back their barricades, giving him and [[spoiler:Bennet]] room to work, and (2) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome get him some coffee]]. Made even more [[RefugeInAudacity audacious]] in that he uses the name "Andrew Hanson" as his cover, a reference to Audrey Hanson, the ''real'' FBI agent who was in charge of tracking him down [[ContinuityNod during the first season]].



*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAb5AKm7rvo#t=1m43s And another]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Oh my gawd you're a SPY!!"]]

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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAb5AKm7rvo#t=1m43s And another]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Oh my gawd you're a SPY!!"]]



* ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' and their controversial APEC stunt: they rented a limousine, stuck miniature Canadian flags on it, [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy and marched clean through]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a AU $4,000,000 security perimeter]]. It may be found in all its glory [[http://youtu.be/NvH3YQGQwLM here]].

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* ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' and their controversial APEC stunt: they rented a limousine, stuck miniature Canadian flags on it, [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy and marched clean through]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome a AU $4,000,000 security perimeter]]. It may be found in all its glory [[http://youtu.be/NvH3YQGQwLM here]].
19th May '18 1:43:33 PM darkemyst
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* ''ComicBook/RedRobin'': While Tim Drake gets away with using a general sense of purpose to get in and out of places on multiple occassions it almost backfires on him when he is properly questioned and nearly detained by a group of soldiers.

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* ''ComicBook/RedRobin'': While Tim Drake gets away with using a general sense of purpose to get in and out of places on multiple occassions occasions it almost backfires on him when he is properly questioned and nearly detained by a group of soldiers.
19th May '18 1:43:00 PM darkemyst
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* ''ComicBook/RedRobin'': While Tim Drake gets away with using a general sense of purpose to get in and out of places on multiple occassions it almost backfires on him when he is properly questioned and nearly detained by a group of soldiers.
17th May '18 3:59:04 PM GoblinCipher
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* This is how most cheating in ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' is accomplished. Simply do whatever the hell you want and act normal. The rules specify that you can cheat all you want and it's allowed as long as the other players don't catch you.

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* This is how most cheating in ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' (and ''TabletopGame/{{Illuminati}}'', as an optional rule) is accomplished. Simply do whatever the hell you want and act normal. The rules specify that you can cheat all you want and it's allowed as long as the other players don't catch you.
7th May '18 9:38:15 PM azbyc15243
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* Used in ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' when [[spoiler:the young mouse Brome manages to strip a body of a foebeast of its clothes, disguise himself, help a wounded foebeast (while in disguise) back to his encampment, infiltrate it, knock out the wounded beast once inside, free all captives--recruiting one of them to pretend to be a second guard--lead the group of detainees to a secret exit, get noticed by a ''real'' guard, then another [[TheMole "''real''" guard]], manage to bluff them out of the conversation, twice, and finally escape the foe's encampment, nearly killing themselves in the consequential chase]].

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* Used in ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' when [[spoiler:the young mouse ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'':
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Brome manages uses this to strip a body rescue captives from the enemy camp. He disguises himself in the clothing of a foebeast of its clothes, disguise himself, help a wounded foebeast (while in disguise) and then helps an actual wounded foebeast back to his encampment, infiltrate it, knock the camp. Once inside, he knocks out the wounded beast once inside, free all captives--recruiting foebeast, frees the captives -recruiting one of them to pretend to be a second guard--lead guard - and leads the group of detainees to a secret exit, exit. They get noticed by a ''real'' guard, then another [[TheMole "''real''" guard]], manage but Brome manages to bluff them out of the conversation, twice, and twice. They finally escape the foe's encampment, camp, nearly killing themselves in the consequential chase]].chase.
** Ironically, this is also how Redwall finally falls. After elaborate schemes such as a battering ram and a siege tower have failed, Cluny's forces capture a family of dormice. They force one to infiltrate the abbey by keeping the rest as hostages. The dormouse dresses in a habit (taken from one of Redwall's defenders who was killed in a previous battle) and walks up to the abbey while carrying a plank over his shoulder. The defenders are carrying out repairs, so the dormouse easily joins them, even receiving a meal from them. At nightfall, he opens a side door and lets the invaders in.
7th May '18 11:49:54 AM TheSinful
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** Xendra later sets Wolfram and Hart security guards against Olaf and Glory after crashing a car into the firm's lobby by loudly yelling at them and acting like she knows protocol for attacking demons.
4th May '18 7:30:52 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10789586 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Spike, Harry and Tom dress up as a bishop and a couple of vicars for an attempt to take over the Vatican.

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* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10789586 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Spike, Harry and Tom dress up as a bishop and a couple of vicars for an attempt to take over the Vatican. They later infiltrate Wolfram and Hart in similar fashion.
-->'''Harry:''' You know, for a law firm run by hell, they sure have lousy security. Just dress like a lawyer, and you can walk right in the front door.
4th May '18 1:39:31 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12125771/2/Ah-Screw-It Ah, Screw It!]]'', Harry takes over his first transfiguration lesson in the new timeline and everyone goes along with it, including [=McGonagall=] who's sitting on her desk as a cat. When Ron walks in several minutes late and Harry snaps at him for being late and to take a seat, Ron doesn't even question it.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12125771/2/Ah-Screw-It Ah, Screw It!]]'', Harry takes over his first transfiguration lesson in the new timeline and everyone goes along with it, including [=McGonagall=] who's sitting on her desk as a cat. When Ron walks in several minutes late and Harry snaps at him for being late and to take a seat, Ron he doesn't even question it.it.
* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4642155/chapters/10789586 Adventures in Dimension Hopping]]'' Spike, Harry and Tom dress up as a bishop and a couple of vicars for an attempt to take over the Vatican.
18th Apr '18 12:44:09 PM Luigifan
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In order for it to work, the person's claim to authority must go ''completely'' unchallenged. Even one dissenter can set off a chain reaction that causes the plan to completely unravel. The most common candidates are rebellious young people and conspiracy theorists who distrust authority as matter of course, as well as children or other people who are TooDumbToFool, lack the social conditioning to defer to authority, and don't understand why the loud man is being so mean and bossy. It must be noted also that the ability to pull this off succesfully hinges on how trusting the people you are trying to convince are: People from countries where crime is widespread are much less susceptible to this kind of schemes as they already have to deal with various types of scams from time to time.


It's commonly used to criticize modern culture as overly sheeplike and/or show the main character as cool, intelligent, and/or rebellious. The idea is that if you push the Authority Button on the drones, they'll do whatever you tell them to, no matter how absurd. A second critique is that modern culture is boring--the drones aren't so much obeying, but following the excitement. So despite the fact that the employer of this gambit is deceiving people, breaking many laws, or causing a lot of inconvenience, the portrayal of their actions is usually a sympathetic one.

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In order for it to work, the person's claim to authority must go ''completely'' unchallenged. Even one dissenter can set off a chain reaction that causes the plan to completely unravel. The most common candidates are rebellious young people and conspiracy theorists who distrust authority as matter of course, as well as children or other people who are TooDumbToFool, lack the social conditioning to defer to authority, and don't understand why the loud man is being so mean and bossy. It must be noted also that the ability to pull this off succesfully hinges on how trusting the people you are trying to convince are: People from countries where crime is widespread are much less susceptible to this kind of schemes scheme, as they already have to deal with various types of scams from time to time.


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It's commonly used to criticize modern culture as overly sheeplike and/or show the main character as cool, intelligent, and/or rebellious. The idea is that if you push the Authority Button on the drones, they'll do whatever you tell them to, no matter how absurd. A second critique is that modern culture is boring--the boring the drones aren't so much obeying, but following the excitement. So despite the fact that the employer of this gambit is deceiving people, breaking many laws, or causing a lot of inconvenience, the portrayal of their actions is usually a sympathetic one.



* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'', Mitoto Kuramitsu (mother of Mihoshi Kuramitsu--yes, that Mihoshi) wanders around everywhere cleaning, in one episode dragging Seina Yamada along through all sorts of odd locations, including pirate ship command decks and other dangerous locations, and doing the same thing with Seiryo Tennan in another. But, then, she's nearly classifiable as TooDumbToLive, which is probably why nobody really seems to bother her.

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* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'', Mitoto Kuramitsu (mother of Mihoshi Kuramitsu--yes, Kuramitsu yes, that Mihoshi) wanders around everywhere cleaning, in one episode dragging Seina Yamada along through all sorts of odd locations, including pirate ship command decks and other dangerous locations, and doing the same thing with Seiryo Tennan in another. But, then, she's nearly classifiable as TooDumbToLive, which is probably why nobody really seems to bother her.



* A small scale one in the Edolas arc of ''Manga/FairyTail''. Carla tells the enemy she's a princess. It doesn't keep their pursuers from chasing them for long, though it does save Lucy. [[spoiler: It's inadvertently true, though.]]
* In ''Eikou No Napoleon-Eroica'' this is how the traitorous former general Malet nearly took over the French Empire: he donned his old uniform, walked in a barrack with a fake letter saying that Napoleon was dead and he had orders to take over, and started doing just that. [[TruthInTelevision This specific incident is historically accurate]].
** This incident also shows how hard is to pull it off: when Malet goes at the home of general Hulin [[OnlySaneMan this one demands to see his orders]], and Malet barely managed to keep the troops' loyalty; immediately after that he walked in the military and showed the letter to the officer on duty, who checked the date, noted it was dated from earlier than some letters coming directly from Napoleon he had, and shouted just that, getting Malet arrested by the troops that were helping him just a second before; and when Napoleon (currently in Russia) finds out he wonders why nobody proclaimed his son heir, something that would have ruined the coup by forcing Malet to [[MortonsFork either reveal his true colours (and get shot as a traitor) or appear before the Senate, who knew that Napoleon was still alive and had the authority to have him arrested]].

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* A small scale small-scale one in the Edolas arc of ''Manga/FairyTail''. Carla tells the enemy she's a princess. It doesn't keep their pursuers from chasing them for long, though it does save Lucy. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's inadvertently true, though.]]
* In ''Eikou No Napoleon-Eroica'' this is how the traitorous former general Malet nearly took over the French Empire: he donned his old uniform, walked in a barrack with a fake letter saying that Napoleon was dead and he had orders to take over, and started doing just that. [[TruthInTelevision This specific incident is historically accurate]].
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** This incident also shows how hard is to pull it off: when Malet goes at to the home of general Hulin Hulin, [[OnlySaneMan this one demands to see his orders]], and Malet barely managed to keep the troops' loyalty; immediately after that that, he walked in the military and showed the letter to the officer on duty, who checked the date, noted it was dated from earlier than some letters coming directly from Napoleon he had, and shouted just that, getting Malet arrested by the troops that were helping him just a second before; and when Napoleon (currently in Russia) finds out out, he wonders why nobody proclaimed his son heir, something that would have ruined the coup by forcing Malet to [[MortonsFork either reveal his true colours (and get shot as a traitor) or appear before the Senate, who knew that Napoleon was still alive and had the authority to have him arrested]].
13th Apr '18 12:43:59 PM ironballs16
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'''Secretary Elf:''' ''[perking up]'' Uh, a little...we don't even have dental.

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'''Secretary Elf:''' ''[perking up]'' Uh, a little... [[SignedUpForTheDental we don't even have dental.dental]].
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