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23rd Mar '18 4:52:32 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' Halloween special, Donald Duck does this repeatedly in truly Gordian fashion... with a baseball bat:

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* In one of the segments in the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' Halloween special, special "The Scariest Story Ever", Donald Duck does this repeatedly in truly Gordian fashion... with a baseball bat:
23rd Mar '18 4:47:38 AM Andyroid
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* In the second season premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the new villain Discord sets out to corrupt the heroes while they find to powerful Elements of Harmony. When he gets to [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Fluttershy]], he tries to convinces her how her friends think she's helpless and it should make her mad. However, she openly admits her flaws and says that they try to help improve her. Frustrated at this unwanted outcome, Discord stops with the mind games and simply brainwashes her forcefully.
** In the [[ShowWithinAShow Daring Do story]] the eponymous adventurer carefully approaches an artifact on a plinth inside an ancient tomb full of deadly traps... you know the [[Franchise/IndianaJones drill]]. She sizes it up, apparently attempting to cleverly remove it without disturbing the plinth and triggering more traps... then just rolls her eyes, snatches the artifact and dashes out through all the newly triggered traps.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In part 1 of the second season premiere "The Return of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Harmony", the new villain Discord sets out to corrupt the heroes while they find to powerful the Elements of Harmony. When he gets to [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Fluttershy]], he tries to convinces her how her friends think she's helpless and it should make her mad. However, she openly admits her flaws and says that they try to help improve her. Frustrated at this unwanted outcome, Discord stops with the mind games and simply brainwashes her forcefully.
** In the [[ShowWithinAShow Daring Do story]] in "Read It and Weep", the eponymous adventurer AdventurerArchaeologist carefully approaches an artifact on a plinth inside an ancient tomb full of deadly traps... you know the [[Franchise/IndianaJones drill]]. She sizes it up, apparently attempting to cleverly remove it without disturbing the plinth and triggering more traps... then just rolls her eyes, snatches the artifact and dashes out through all the newly triggered traps.
15th Mar '18 7:48:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Like its precesessors, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse''[='=]s battle system is all about exploiting enemy weaknesses to do as much damage as possible, and reap extra turns from them so you can continue damaging them. Or, just go do either of the "neutral" routes, unlock Nanashi's Awakened Power which makes all of his attacks bypass resistances, and blast everything with Charge- and Concentrate-buffed endgame attacks of your choice.

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** Like its precesessors, ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse''[='=]s battle system is all about exploiting enemy weaknesses to do as much damage as possible, and reap extra turns from them so you can continue damaging them. Or, just go do either of the "neutral" routes, unlock Nanashi's Awakened Power which makes all of his attacks bypass resistances, resistances (and boost his damage output, just to add insult to injury), and blast everything with Charge- and Concentrate-buffed endgame attacks of your choice.
15th Mar '18 7:45:24 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', there's a particular block puzzle in the Twin Labyrinths that is impossible to solve. You get around this by simply jumping up to the shop door that would've served as the reward for solving the puzzle. However, the remake defies this trope: [[NotHisSled the puzzle is now solvable]], and attempting to jump up to the door without completing the puzzle first will get you hit with a BoltOfDivineRetribution.
11th Mar '18 4:50:27 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'': The [[ApocalypseCult Children of Etro fanatics in Luxerion]] hold midnight meetings at the graveyard, with a secret code to be spoken into a ringing telephone outside the gate. They convey this code to their followers via glowing numbers in Etro script painted in four locations across Luxerion, one of which [[TimedMission can only be entered at night]]. Oh, and giving the wrong code has them send out a [[HumongousMecha Pulsian Dreadnought]]. Lightning (who is learned in Etro script) can hunt down their code and present herself as one of them... ''or'' she can [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu insult the fanatics and the goddess they worship]], exploit the fact that [[LegacyBossBattle she's fought Dreadnoughts before]], and slip inside before they close the gate.[[note]]Warning: This is highly inadvisable on one's first time through the game.[[/note]]
11th Mar '18 1:41:06 PM DarkHunter
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* The UrExample example of this trope would probably have to be [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Heracles]] (his legends date back to 600 BC, three hundred years before the trope naming legend, in which UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat figured heavily). When met with a lion whose skin could not be ''[[ExactWords pierced]]'' with any blade or point, he ''bludgeoned'' it to death (or ''strangled'' it, depending on the translation). Later, when charged to wash out a massive set of stables in a very short time, he lifted up a river and washed them all out at once. Later still, he was told to go into the underworld to defeat and abduct Cerberus. Instead, he ''quite literally'' explains his situation to Hades and asks if he can borrow his dog for a while. [[DontFearTheReaper Being one of]] [[DarkIsNotEvil the more decent gods]], Hades basically said "just bring him back when you're done" (other versions have Hades also require Hercules overpower Cerberus without "shield or iron" to leave with him, though Hercules asking first remains doubtlessly easier and more straightforward than trying to steal away an unwilling Cerberus out of the underworld without Hades' permission).
** When Hercules felt that he offended a friend by being rowdy during his wife's funeral that was kept secret from him, he decided that the best way to make it up was to go off and bring the lady back to life by [[ChessWithDeath wrestling]] [[TheGrimReaper Thanatos]] for her. Sure enough, before the end of the night, he came marching back to the house with the manís wife in his arms.

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* The UrExample example of this trope would probably have to be [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Heracles]] (his legends date back to 600 BC, three hundred years before the trope naming legend, in which UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat figured heavily). When met with a lion whose skin could not be ''[[ExactWords pierced]]'' with any blade or point, he ''bludgeoned'' it to death (or ''strangled'' it, depending on the translation). Later, when charged to wash out a massive set of stables in a very short time, he lifted up a river and washed them all out at once. Later still, he was told to go into the underworld to defeat and abduct Cerberus. Instead, he ''quite literally'' explains his situation to Hades and asks if he can borrow his dog for a while. [[DontFearTheReaper Being one of]] [[DarkIsNotEvil the more decent gods]], Hades basically said "just bring him back when you're done" (other versions have Hades also require Hercules Heracles overpower Cerberus without "shield or iron" to leave with him, though Hercules Heracles asking first remains doubtlessly easier and more straightforward than trying to steal away an unwilling Cerberus out of the underworld without Hades' permission).
** When Hercules Heracles felt that he offended a friend by being rowdy during his wife's funeral that was kept secret from him, he decided that the best way to make it up was to go off and bring the lady back to life by [[ChessWithDeath wrestling]] [[TheGrimReaper Thanatos]] for her. Sure enough, before the end of the night, he came marching back to the house with the manís wife in his arms.
10th Mar '18 5:46:23 PM LlamaAdventure
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* In Ryuko's battle with Inumuta in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' he turned invisible. Instead of figuring out where he was Ryuko just hitted the entire arena.

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* In Ryuko's battle with Inumuta during the Naturals Election in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' he turned invisible. Instead of figuring out where he was ends with this, as Ryuko just hitted defeats an invisible Inumata not by sussing out his location but by transforming part of her suit into a giant flyswatter and hitting the entire arena.whole arena at once, flattening him.
3rd Mar '18 11:28:43 AM broncos187
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** One of the puzzles in "We Call it Maze" is to guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. While the duo and Baljeet attempt to solve the problem mathematically, Buford's solution was to eat all the jellybeans, then type the number zero. And it ''worked'', too.

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** One of the puzzles in "We Call it Maze" is to guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. While the The duo and Baljeet attempt to solve the problem mathematically, Buford's solution was but Buford gets impatient and decides to just eat all the jellybeans, then type the number zero. And it ''worked'', too.It ''works''.
28th Feb '18 9:55:12 AM intastiel
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'''Donald:''' ''[Bashes a path through the maze walls while shrieking in {{Angrish}}]''\\

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'''Donald:''' ''[Bashes [[DungeonBypass a path through the maze walls walls]] while shrieking in {{Angrish}}]''\\
13th Feb '18 4:51:17 PM TBTabby
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* The Freaky Fun House in ''[[VideoGame/Killer7 Killer7'' has a game called Squeaker's Attack, in which you have to shoot all the rats that pop out of the holes in a giant spinning wheel of cheese. You could take the time to shoot each rat individually while Heaven Smiles keep spawning and attacking...or just switch to Mask and use his dual grenade launchers to blow the cheese wheel to bits.

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* The Freaky Fun House in ''[[VideoGame/Killer7 Killer7'' Killer7]]'' has a game called Squeaker's Attack, in which you have to shoot all the rats that pop out of the holes in a giant spinning wheel of cheese. You could take the time to shoot each rat individually while Heaven Smiles keep spawning and attacking...or just switch to Mask and use his dual grenade launchers to blow the cheese wheel to bits.
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