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25th Apr '16 2:20:23 PM Duffan
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* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', the Port-to-Port Killer once left an eye ball in an ice cube in Tony's drink at a bar. On a hunch, Jimmy brings it up to MTAC, and the door opens. We later see the man to whom it belongs (belonged), alive and well, just with an eye patch.
8th Apr '16 9:54:32 PM Generality
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/PowerNap'': Drew takes [[spoiler: Cornelius]]'s head (which was previously severed) and carries it on the train in a trash bag, in order to get through the security in his apartment building... only to find out it's a slummy place with no retinal scanner.
6th Apr '16 2:21:54 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Lex Luthor carves off the fingerprints of General Zod's corpse with a kryptonite scalpel and uses them to gain access to Zod's ship. Using this access as a stepping stone, he creates access for himself.

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Lex Luthor carves off the fingerprints of General Zod's corpse with a kryptonite scalpel and uses them to gain access to Zod's to the crashed Kryptonian scout ship. Using this access as a stepping stone, he creates access for himself.
6th Apr '16 12:53:58 PM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': In a fantasy example, Sesshomaru grafts a human arm onto his body to get around Tetsusaiga's "cannot be wielded by a full demon" limitation.

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': In a fantasy example, Sesshomaru grafts a human arm onto his body to get around Tetsusaiga's Tessaiga's "cannot be wielded by a full demon" limitation.



* ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell'': Used by fellow Arkham inmate Jane Doe in an attempt to escape through an emergency exit requiring a fingerprint scan, retinal scan, and voice ID. As Jane's modus operandi is wearing the skin of the people she kills and taking over their identities, she was well prepared, bringing her latest victim's severed hand and preserved eye, plus a recording of the victim pleading for her life.

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Used by fellow Arkham inmate Jane Doe in an attempt to escape through an emergency exit requiring a fingerprint scan, retinal scan, and voice ID. As Jane's modus operandi is wearing the skin of the people she kills and taking over their identities, she was well prepared, bringing her latest victim's severed hand and preserved eye, plus a recording of the victim pleading for her life.


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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Lex Luthor carves off the fingerprints of General Zod's corpse with a kryptonite scalpel and uses them to gain access to Zod's ship. Using this access as a stepping stone, he creates access for himself.
17th Mar '16 6:17:31 PM ObsidianFire
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** In a later book, the fairies have one that is specifically designed to detect a pulse in order to prevent this (justified due to the fact that it was designed by [[GenreSavvy Foaly]]).

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** In a later book, the fairies have one that is specifically designed to detect a pulse in order to prevent this (justified due to the fact that it was designed by [[GenreSavvy Foaly]]).Foaly).
11th Mar '16 10:52:37 AM Aratak
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**Until someone realized that a living tissue could be under the dead one, or a less grim example; a latex print of the target's fingerprint they got off a glass and even build from pictures alone [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/30/hack-phone-fingerprint-photographs_n_6395730.html]]. Even licking the false print is enough sometime.
28th Feb '16 8:50:22 PM Nohbody
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* In the ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe, [[OrganTheft organleggers were known to harvest people for their organs]]. In one "Gil the ARM" story, it's noted that eyes are particularly in demand by criminals, to get past retina scanners with transplanted eyes from some organlegger victim.
16th Jan '16 5:25:12 PM DarkHunter
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* Used in the original ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', where you can use the entire head of an (already-dead) officer onboard the ship to reach an optional area.

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* Used in the original ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', where you can use the entire head of an (already-dead) officer onboard the ship to reach an optional area. The door is locked via retinal scanner, so you need to look around the level for a head whose eyes are [[EyeScream relatively intact]].
14th Jan '16 5:11:31 PM Stealth
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* The non-fatal version is used for a bit of mood-lightening comedy in ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron.'' After cornering and defeating the Insecticon Hardshell, Grimlock reaches into the turret that Hardshell had been using and drags the Decepticon out, bashing him about before smashing him facefirst into a wall...whereupon the scanner there cheerfully accepts that bit of violence as Hardshell's access scan and opens the door. At least Hardshell got to keep his head--Sharpshot wasn't quite so lucky.
7th Jan '16 6:04:47 PM nombretomado
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* This is a solution to get to the shuttle bay and steal a shuttle in ''SpaceQuest 6: The Spinal Frontier''. The shuttle bay entrance is guarded by two security guards, who won't let Roger inside. After knocking them out, Roger realizes that both buttons have to be pushed simultaneously in order to open the doors. He goes to the ship's android Lieutenant Commander Circuit Sidney and asks to borrow his arm. After using his own arm and Sidney's to open the door, he realizes that the shuttle can only be started by an authorized crewmember, which Roger (despite being an AlmightyJanitor) isn't. He goes back to Sidney and asks for one of his eyes (why a senior officer would give his body parts to a janitor without explanation is not explained), which he uses to fool the shuttle's retinal scanner.

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* This is a solution to get to the shuttle bay and steal a shuttle in ''SpaceQuest 6: The Spinal Frontier''.''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVIRogerWilcoInTheSpinalFrontier''. The shuttle bay entrance is guarded by two security guards, who won't let Roger inside. After knocking them out, Roger realizes that both buttons have to be pushed simultaneously in order to open the doors. He goes to the ship's android Lieutenant Commander Circuit Sidney and asks to borrow his arm. After using his own arm and Sidney's to open the door, he realizes that the shuttle can only be started by an authorized crewmember, which Roger (despite being an AlmightyJanitor) isn't. He goes back to Sidney and asks for one of his eyes (why a senior officer would give his body parts to a janitor without explanation is not explained), which he uses to fool the shuttle's retinal scanner.
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