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21st May '16 8:50:03 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Walter Peck orders a utility worker to do this to the containment unit. This turns out to be a really bad idea.

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', Walter Peck orders a utility worker to do this to the team's ghost containment unit. This turns out to be a really bad idea.
23rd Apr '16 4:13:56 PM ProfessorDetective
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* Gibbs in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': A hacker is determined to hack the NCIS computers and [=McGee=] and Abby are just as determined to stop him. They are typing on the same keyboard once, and just as it seems as the hacker is going to win, the screens go black. They think that they managed to do it but when they all look to Gibbs, they see him holding the plug with a "duh" look on his face.\\\
This could be a great example of "even when they get it right, they get it wrong." If the hacker's attacking the NCIS ''mainframe'', and Gibbs just unplugged a ''terminal''... In any case, Gibbs has the right idea, in that the best way to stop an intrusion into a system is to get the system off the network (by either pulling the cord or the ethernet cable). Indeed, many governments actually isolate computers with sensitive information from the internet ''for this exact reason''.

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* Gibbs in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': A hacker is determined to hack the NCIS computers and [=McGee=] and Abby are just as determined to stop him. They are typing on the same keyboard once, and just as it seems as the hacker is going to win, the screens go black. They think that they managed to do it but when they all look to Gibbs, they see him holding the plug with a "duh" look on his face.\\\
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This could be a great example of "even when they get it right, they get it wrong." If the hacker's attacking the NCIS ''mainframe'', and Gibbs just unplugged a ''terminal''... In any case, Gibbs has the right idea, in that the best way to stop an intrusion into a system is to get the system off the network (by either pulling the cord or the ethernet cable). Indeed, many governments actually isolate computers with sensitive information from the internet ''for this exact reason''.
9th Apr '16 10:04:09 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* A mission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' to steal a complex Virtual Reality chair from the Deckers hits a brief snag when Kinzie panics that the chair is still operational even after you shut off all the routers going into to the chair. She immediately calms down once The Boss points out that the power cord is still plugged in.
5th Apr '16 6:02:04 PM eroock
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5th Apr '16 6:01:51 PM eroock
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->"''Sometimes itís easier if you just turn off the power.''"

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->"''Sometimes ->''"Sometimes itís easier if you just turn off the power.''""''



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10th Dec '15 12:04:34 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* A non-computer example appears in ''FanFic/NarutoTheSecretSongsOfTheNinja'' when Jiraiya puts a delayed variant of the Five Elements Seal that Orochimaru used in canon to seal away the Kyuubi on Naruto's stomach that he can activate at will to cut the Kyuubi off from his chakra network if it looks like the demon fox is getting out of control. Jiraiya warns him that doing so will also disrupt Naruto's control over his own chakra as well, so it should only be done in battle if there's no other choice. [[spoiler:He has to use it in chapter 10 to keep the Kyuubi from taking over his body altogether.]]
2nd Nov '15 3:20:07 PM DaibhidC
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* Invoked by Creator/DavidLangford at a convention, when he tried to get an interesting debate going by asking Creator/WilliamGibson why the hackers in his novels couldn't have a deadman's switch to protect them from black ice. Instead, Gibson conceded the point and (according to Langford) spent the rest of the panel worrying about it.


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* Invoked by Creator/DavidLangford at a convention, when he tried to get an interesting debate going by asking Creator/WilliamGibson why the hackers in his novels couldn't have a deadman's switch to protect them from black ice. Instead, Gibson conceded the point and (according to Langford) spent the rest of the panel worrying about it.
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2nd Nov '15 3:19:04 PM DaibhidC
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* Invoked by Creator/DavidLangford at a convention, when he tried to get an interesting debate going by asking Creator/WilliamGibson why the hackers in his novels couldn't have a deadman's switch to protect them from black ice. Instead, Gibson conceded the point and (according to Langford) spent the rest of the panel worrying about it.
20th Sep '15 10:00:32 AM StFan
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* [[PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]] tries this against [[ArtificialIntelligence One]] when he believes [[AIIsACrapshoot he shows signs of going insane]]. Actually [[spoiler:the "evidence" was actually planted by Two, who wanted his twin to be shut down while]] he has plenty of backup generators, as he gleefully informs Paperinik.
** Also done with the Evronians in issue #0/3: they had trapped Paperinik and Xadhoom in an inescapable force field, but as the force field was fueled by Duckburg's power plant One was able to free them by hacking that and cutting the juice of the generator.
* In the climax of the six-part SpiderMan story "Revenge of the Sinister Six", where the villains (including the titanic monster Gog) have broken into a military base with the controls to a DoomsdayDevice, when the FantasticFour pulls a BigDamnHeroes entrance to back Spidey and some other heroes up. ComicBook/DoctorOctopus reaches the controls to the device and threatens to push "the button" if anyone comes near; then he sees that Reed has unplugged it. Cue OhCrap from Ock, right before the Hulk pummels him.

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* [[PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]] ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'':
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tries this against [[ArtificialIntelligence One]] when he believes [[AIIsACrapshoot he shows signs of going insane]]. Actually [[spoiler:the "evidence" was actually planted by Two, who wanted his twin to be shut down while]] he has plenty of backup generators, as he gleefully informs Paperinik.
** Also done with the Evronians in issue #0/3: they had have trapped Paperinik and Xadhoom in an inescapable force field, but as the force field was is fueled by Duckburg's power plant One was is able to free them by hacking that and cutting the juice of the generator.
* In the climax of the six-part SpiderMan ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story "Revenge of the Sinister Six", where the villains (including the titanic monster Gog) have broken into a military base with the controls to a DoomsdayDevice, when the FantasticFour ComicBook/FantasticFour pulls a BigDamnHeroes entrance to back Spidey and some other heroes up. ComicBook/DoctorOctopus reaches the controls to the device and threatens to push "the button" if anyone comes near; then he sees that Reed has unplugged it. Cue OhCrap from Ock, right before the Hulk pummels him.



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* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Finch finds his systems under attack from a hacker. Rather than try to counter her, he just kills the power, unplugs everything, and warns Reese to destroy his phone.
** In season 4, a series of flashbacks show Finch experimenting with prototypes of the Machine. In one flashback, the fledgling AI tricks Nathan into providing it with his admin password, which it used to access Nathan's nearby laptop to try and escape into the real world. When Finch realized what was happening, he tried to erase the AI's program - but [[OhCrap the AI overrode his deletion command]]. His next response was to simply pull the computer's plug out of the wall.

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* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
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Finch finds his systems under attack from a hacker. Rather than try to counter her, he just kills the power, unplugs everything, and warns Reese to destroy his phone.
** In season 4, a series of flashbacks show Finch experimenting with prototypes of the Machine. In one flashback, the fledgling AI A.I. tricks Nathan into providing it with his admin password, which it used to access Nathan's nearby laptop to try and escape into the real world. When Finch realized what was happening, he tried to erase the AI's program - but [[OhCrap the AI A.I. overrode his deletion command]]. His next response was to simply pull the computer's plug out of the wall.



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* In the "Almost Got 'Im" episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Harley, has strapped ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} to a [[ConveyorBeltOfDoom conveyor belt leading to a meat grinder]]; when Batman shows up, she turns it on, and makes a run for it, thinking he'll choose to save her. Amazingly, however, he chooses to grab Harley - or so she thinks. Once he has her, he pulls down a switch on the door, turning the device off. [[OhCrap "Good call,"]] moans Harley. "Help..."
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* Parodied with the [[IncrediblyLamePun climax]] of ''[[http://www.ranmabooks.com/Projects/OOC3.php Out of Character 3]]'', a ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' {{Hentai}} dōjinshi. Kasumi Tendō, after having all the fun she could with a Tentacle Monster, then stops it by... simply pulling out a pair of small batteries.

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* Parodied with the [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} climax]] of ''[[http://www.ranmabooks.com/Projects/OOC3.php Out ''Out of Character 3]]'', 3'', a ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' {{Hentai}} dōjinshi. Kasumi Tendō, after having all the fun she could with a Tentacle Monster, then stops it by... simply pulling out a pair of small batteries.



* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''. Captain Proton and Martian agent [=TuMok=] are trying to deactivate a doomsday device that will cause mass flooding. [=TuMok=] states he's tried numerous {{technobabble}} solutions to no avail. Proton asks if he's tried pulling out the power cord by his foot. [[spoiler:[=TuMok=] reaches down...and picks up a dropped weapon which he points at Proton, as he wants the device to go off to soften Earth up for an AlienInvasion.]]

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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''. Captain Proton and Martian agent [=TuMok=] are trying to deactivate a doomsday device that will cause mass flooding. [=TuMok=] states he's tried numerous {{technobabble}} solutions to no avail. Proton asks if he's tried pulling out the power cord by his foot. [[spoiler:[=TuMok=] reaches down... and picks up a dropped weapon which he points at Proton, as he wants the device to go off to soften Earth up for an AlienInvasion.]]



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* In one of the later ''[[EndersGame Ender]]'' books, a MD Device[[note]]planet-buster[[/note]] is on countdown to destroy a ship. The technician flips a switch and turns the Device off. When it's pointed out that disarming it was considerably simpler than originally arming it, he responds along the lines of "It's designed that way ''for a reason''."

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* In one of the later ''[[EndersGame Ender]]'' ''Literature/{{Ender|sGame}}'' books, a MD Device[[note]]planet-buster[[/note]] is on countdown to destroy a ship. The technician flips a switch and turns the Device off. When it's pointed out that disarming it was considerably simpler than originally arming it, he responds along the lines of "It's designed that way ''for a reason''."



* In ''NicktoonsUnite'', the heroes have just defeated the BigBadDuumvirate, only to find out that their doomsday device is still set to go off. The majority of the heroes are stumped as to how to stop it...and then Spongebob pulls the plug at the last second.

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* In ''NicktoonsUnite'', ''VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite'', the heroes have just defeated the BigBadDuumvirate, only to find out that their doomsday device is still set to go off. The majority of the heroes are stumped as to how to stop it...and then Spongebob pulls the plug at the last second.



* In the ''Series/FlandersCompany'' episode "Unlimited", resident MadScientist Caleb screws up while working on a machine, which subsequently makes everybody's superpower uncontrolable in the whole building. Hippolyte attempts to use his pain-powered HandBlast to destroy the machine, but it is protected by SomeKindOfForceField. Comes CuteBruiser Cindy, whom they ask to try too, in the hope the forcefield would be weak to brute force (her power being SuperStrength). Instead, Cindy just unplug the whole thing.

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* In the ''Series/FlandersCompany'' episode "Unlimited", resident MadScientist Caleb screws up while working on a machine, which subsequently makes everybody's superpower uncontrolable uncontrollable in the whole building. Hippolyte attempts to use his pain-powered HandBlast to destroy the machine, but it is protected by SomeKindOfForceField. Comes CuteBruiser Cindy, whom they ask to try too, in the hope the forcefield would be weak to brute force (her power being SuperStrength). Instead, Cindy just unplug the whole thing.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has Harley Quinn sending Catwoman down a ConveyorBeltODoom. When Batman turns up, Harley claims that [[FriendOrIdolDecision he doesn't have enough time to beat her and save Catwoman]]. Cue the camera panning out slightly to show Batman standing right next to the master switch, which he promptly flips.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': The episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' "Almost Got 'Im" has Harley Quinn sending Catwoman down a ConveyorBeltODoom. When Batman turns up, Harley claims that [[FriendOrIdolDecision he doesn't have enough time to beat her and save Catwoman]]. Cue the camera panning out slightly to show Batman standing right next to the master switch, which he promptly flips.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''

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* A ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comic subverts this. In a brief display of bravery, J. Jonah Jameson unplugs a device that he believes is keeping Spidey from using his powers. Peter doesn't have the heart to tell him that Jameson merely unplugged the coffee machine.

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* A ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comic subverts this. In a brief display of bravery, J. Jonah Jameson unplugs a device that he believes is keeping Spidey from using his powers. Peter doesn't have the heart to tell him that Jameson merely unplugged the coffee machine.



* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''

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* In "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S1E3AttackOfTheMousers Attack of the Mousers]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', April explains to the turtles that she wasn't able to shut down Dr. Stockman mouser-robots--the only way she could stop them was by [[OhCrap activating an overload sequence]]. Thankfully, April and the turtles were able to escape before the mousers exploded and subsequently destroyed the Stocktronics Labs.

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* In "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S1E3AttackOfTheMousers Attack [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S1E3AttackOfTheMousers "Attack of the Mousers]] Mousers"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', April explains to the turtles that she wasn't able to shut down Dr. Stockman mouser-robots--the mouser-robots -- the only way she could stop them was by [[OhCrap activating an overload sequence]]. Thankfully, April and the turtles were are able to escape before the mousers exploded explode and subsequently destroyed destroy the Stocktronics Labs.
18th Sep '15 9:47:39 PM nombretomado
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* In the climax of the six-part SpiderMan story "Revenge of the Sinister Six", where the villains (including the titanic monster Gog) have broken into a military base with the controls to a DoomsdayDevice, when the FantasticFour pulls a BigDamnHeroes entrance to back Spidey and some other heroes up. DoctorOctopus reaches the controls to the device and threatens to push "the button" if anyone comes near; then he sees that Reed has unplugged it. Cue OhCrap from Ock, right before the Hulk pummels him.

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* In the climax of the six-part SpiderMan story "Revenge of the Sinister Six", where the villains (including the titanic monster Gog) have broken into a military base with the controls to a DoomsdayDevice, when the FantasticFour pulls a BigDamnHeroes entrance to back Spidey and some other heroes up. DoctorOctopus ComicBook/DoctorOctopus reaches the controls to the device and threatens to push "the button" if anyone comes near; then he sees that Reed has unplugged it. Cue OhCrap from Ock, right before the Hulk pummels him.
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