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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.
1st Jan '16 1:34:16 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', Film/JamesBond and Jinx get past a hand scanner by severing the arm of a recently killed henchman and pressing it against the scanner.
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* ''Film/JamesBond'' ** In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', Film/JamesBond Bond and Jinx get past a hand scanner by severing the arm of a recently killed henchman and pressing it against the scanner.

* In ''Film/DoubleTeam'' Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme cuts out the skin of his own thumb to provide time-needed biometrics while he is elsewhere.
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* In ''Film/DoubleTeam'' Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme ''Film/DoubleTeam'', Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme's character cuts out the skin of his own thumb to provide time-needed biometrics while he is elsewhere.

* In both the book and the film of ''AngelsAndDemons'', a CERN scientist's eye is cut out to fool a retina scanner. * In ''Film/{{Doom}}'' The Movie, Sarge takes the severed arm of a dead scientist and places the palm on an access scanner to obtain the {{BFG}}.
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* In both the book and the film of ''AngelsAndDemons'', ''Film/AngelsAndDemons'', a CERN scientist's eye is cut out to fool a retina scanner. * In ''Film/{{Doom}}'' The Movie, the movie, Sarge takes the severed arm of a dead scientist and places the palm on an access scanner to obtain the {{BFG}}.

* In ''NationalTreasure'', Gates uses Chase's thumbprint he acquired to infiltrate the vault storing the Declaration of Independence.
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* In ''NationalTreasure'', ''Film/NationalTreasure'', Gates uses Chase's thumbprint he acquired to infiltrate the vault storing the Declaration of Independence.

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* In ''NationalTreasure'', Gates uses Chase's thumbprint he acquired to infiltrate Used as a threat in ''Dragon Fighter''. Stuck in an underground research facility with raging dragon, the vault storing main character asks a lab technician for his laptop, which is needed to let everyone out. The technician tells him that the Declaration of Independence.laptop is in his room, which is locked with a biometric lock. But since the monster is between them and the room, he is unwilling to go there. Frustrated, the main character grabs a cleaver and nearly hacks the guy's hand off in order to scare him to come with him.
31st Dec '15 12:56:47 AM Anddrix
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* In a ''Weird Worlds'' story, when an elevator {{Lobo}}'s hijacked reaches his destination, the doors won't open. The elevator attendant explains that they're tied to his DNA, the sensor for which is several floors up, where they just came from, but the elevator won't go back up because he didn't have the chance to use the sensor when Lobo got on. Since there's no ceiling between them and the sensor, Lobo just blows the attendant's brains out, splattering his blood on the sensor.
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* In a ''Weird Worlds'' story, when an elevator {{Lobo}}'s Lobo's hijacked reaches his destination, the doors won't open. The elevator attendant explains that they're tied to his DNA, the sensor for which is several floors up, where they just came from, but the elevator won't go back up because he didn't have the chance to use the sensor when Lobo got on. Since there's no ceiling between them and the sensor, Lobo just blows the attendant's brains out, splattering his blood on the sensor.
18th Dec '15 5:14:16 AM Technetium
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Fixed a a typo of of this sort
Note that this is not about bypassing biometric scanners in in general. This is about the ''bloody'' way to get around them.
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Note that this is not about bypassing biometric scanners in in general. This is about the ''bloody'' way to get around them.
29th Nov '15 10:52:40 AM thatother1dude
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* Unusual example in ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'', rather than cutting them off, the thieves cloned thumbs and eyes to fool scanners.
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* Unusual example in ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'', ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'': rather than cutting them off, the thieves cloned thumbs and eyes to fool scanners.scanners. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology This wouldn't work in real life]] because neither retina patterns nor thumbprints are based on DNA.
23rd Nov '15 8:42:15 PM jormis29
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* Likewise in ''SplinterCell'', though you need a breathing, conscious person for the retinal scanner, as the scanners can tell if they're living or dead.
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* Likewise in ''SplinterCell'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', though you need a breathing, conscious person for the retinal scanner, as the scanners can tell if they're living or dead.
22nd Oct '15 12:39:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ShadowMan'' has a variation on this in the prison level. It's actually a keycard scanner, but the card in question is being held in a [[IncrediblyLamePun death grip]] and can't be removed without taking the hand.
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* ''ShadowMan'' ''VideoGame/ShadowMan'' has a variation on this in the prison level. It's actually a keycard scanner, but the card in question is being held in a [[IncrediblyLamePun death grip]] and can't be removed without taking the hand.
16th Oct '15 1:27:03 PM Willbyr
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