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6th Apr '18 5:08:40 PM zephyran
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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' had perhaps fallen into something of a rut by the end of volume 5, although lead character Gary had at least just escaped from a protracted car-crash relationship. So the writers applied this principal twice over, perhaps even to excess. First, another of the lead characters' boyfriend came through a door (and into the middle of a lesbian orgy) with a startled expression, and then, one strip later, it turned out that Gary had just come through an international plane flight with a naked {{transsexual}} lingerie model.

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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' had perhaps fallen into something of a rut by the end of volume 5, although lead character Gary had at least just escaped from a protracted car-crash relationship. So the writers applied this principal twice over, perhaps even to excess. First, another of the lead characters' boyfriend came through a door (and into the middle of a lesbian orgy) with a startled expression, and then, one strip later, it turned out that Gary had just come through an international plane flight with a naked {{transsexual}} {{transgender}} lingerie model.
20th Mar '18 11:48:08 AM fighwitt
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* Invoked in ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'' when Scott is having dinner with Jean's parents and he wishes for a Sentinel attack.
-->Scott ate his dinner slowly, wondering where the Sentinels were when you really needed them. The Greys were studying him with an expression that most people reserved for rather distasteful insects.
4th Mar '18 8:18:53 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E19Manhunt Manhunt]]", Captain Picard indulges in a holodeck session as Dixon Hill, but he's only there to relax and kill time, not to engage in a story. Despite his objections, the holodeck interrupts his reverie with increasingly disruptive plot hooks--the last of which is literally a thug bursting through the door with a Tommy gun--because "the flexibility of the program is limited to the parameters of the Dixon Hill novels". Raymond Chandler was a major influence on the Dixon Hill "franchise".
20th Jan '18 8:18:34 PM BKelly95
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* Subverted on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. One eleventh season episode opens with Norm and Cliff lazily wondering what they're going to do since they're rather bored. While they're thinking this over, Andy Schroeder [[note]]The mentally unhinged man who tried to kill Diane during a performance of ''Othello''.[[/note]] bursts in wearing a belt made of dynamite and demands to see Diane. After Woody informs him that Diane hasn't worked there in years, Andy just leaves and Norm and Cliff go back to discussing what they're doing that day.
27th Nov '17 2:03:07 PM eroock
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-->-- '''''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''''' on ''Film/TheodoreRex''

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-->-- '''''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''''' ''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst'' on ''Film/TheodoreRex''
27th Nov '17 2:02:49 PM eroock
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-->--'''''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''''' on ''Film/TheodoreRex''

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-->--'''''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''''' -->-- '''''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''''' on ''Film/TheodoreRex''
2nd Nov '17 11:30:34 AM lillolillo
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--> Then -- out of the blue -- ninjas attack.
--> Thank God.

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--> Then -- out of the blue -- ninjas attack.
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attack.\\
Thank God.



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* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fic ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Franchise/WonderWoman has just been said her daughter has a lover. Before Diana can berate Lyta for keeping things from her, Paradise Island is under attack... which Lyta Trevor is actually grateful for.
-->Wonder Woman's eyes widened. "Mother, what are you saying? Are you saying that Lyta has--"\\
Lyta's eyes were widening at the same time that her skin was flushing crimson.\\
Diana finally finished the sentence. "--has given herself to a man?"\\
"Ohhhhhhh, hell," muttered Lyta, and hid her face in her hands.\\
That was when a warning siren went off.\\
Lyta was never so grateful for such a sound in her entire life.
25th Aug '17 6:23:45 AM CosmicFerret
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* There was an issue of ''TheFlash'' where Wally was involved with an uncomfortable relationship talk with his girlfriend. The captions really sum it up best:

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* There was an issue of ''TheFlash'' ''Franchise/TheFlash'' where Wally was involved with an uncomfortable relationship talk with his girlfriend. The captions really sum it up best:
12th Aug '17 3:45:00 PM nombretomado
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* Chandler's successor, Robert B. Parker, used this trope often with {{Spenser}}. Being [[BoringInvincibleHero Spenser]], he usually turns the tables on his attackers. He ran into this so often that you kind of started to think that if the bad guys had just sat tight, Spenser wouldn't have had any leads to follow.

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* Chandler's successor, Robert B. Parker, used this trope often with {{Spenser}}.''Literature/{{Spenser}}''. Being [[BoringInvincibleHero Spenser]], he usually turns the tables on his attackers. He ran into this so often that you kind of started to think that if the bad guys had just sat tight, Spenser wouldn't have had any leads to follow.
14th May '17 8:54:12 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Happens in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', when Bond is being tortured by Le Chiffre for information. Bond points out that he will never give up the information, and Le Chiffre can't kill him without it, so he decides to ''castrate'' Bond. [[spoiler: Armed men enter and kill Le Chiffre.]]

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* Happens in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', when Bond is being tortured by Le Chiffre for information. Bond points out that he will never give up the information, and Le Chiffre can't kill him without it, so he decides to ''castrate'' Bond. [[spoiler: Armed Before he can do so, armed men (working for the NebulousEvilOrganization that Le Chiffre would have gladly snitched on to [=MI6=] as a Plan B out of his situation) enter and [[HeKnowsTooMuch kill Le Chiffre.Chiffre]] and his henchmen.]]
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