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19th Apr '16 1:19:31 PM erforce
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** 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 [[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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** 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 [[IndianaJones [[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.
16th Apr '16 7:04:19 AM Gadjiltron
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* The [[DemonicSpiders FOEs]] in ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' are absurdly powerful enemies that halt the player's progress in an assortment of ways in each labyrinth. More often than not, the game suggests alternative, lengthier methods to get around each one. While it's suicidal to do so initially, if your party is strong enough, you can simply ignore sidestepping and just beat the [=FOEs=] instead.

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* The [[DemonicSpiders FOEs]] in the ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'' series and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' are absurdly powerful enemies that halt the player's progress in an assortment of ways in each labyrinth. More often than not, the game suggests alternative, lengthier methods to get around each one. While it's suicidal to do so initially, if your party is strong enough, you can simply ignore sidestepping and just beat the [=FOEs=] instead.
9th Apr '16 10:11:45 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** And then while Arnie tears apart the steering column on a station wagon to turn the ignition cylinder by hand, John wiggles a set of spare keys he found by simply checking the visor.
--> '''John:''' Are we learning yet?
4th Apr '16 8:48:02 PM Reymma
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** The dueling arena on Dxun can be repeatedly broken by simply placing landmines where your opponent will spawn before accepting a challenge. Each one has its own requirements (typically restricting you to using specific weapons, or even just your fists), but since you're not equipping a weapon you're not supposed to use, the game doesn't care that you took them out with it anyway.
27th Mar '16 5:14:05 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In #59 Crude Kill, the terrorist leader traps Mack Bolan in a [[DeathTrap room full of booby traps]], all triggered via different means. Rather than play his game, Bolan cuts a hole in the wall with his fighting knife and gets out without bothering to defuse anything.
26th Mar '16 8:23:12 PM ShiningwingX
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfTheDragons'' has an instance where you and your TrueCompanions are traversing a dungeon laden with traps, one of which is a [[DeathCourse corridor rigged with a number of spears shooting from the walls at set intervals]]. [[SecondPersonNarration You]] spend time studying the trap, trying to work out its pattern. [[BadassGrandpa Roland]] simply cuts the spears down and walks through.
19th Mar '16 3:56:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TwinPeaks'', Sheriff Truman gives Agent Cooper Laura Palmer's diary, saying that they haven't found the key yet. Cooper simply breaks the lock with his hands.

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* In ''TwinPeaks'', ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Sheriff Truman gives Agent Cooper Laura Palmer's diary, saying that they haven't found the key yet. Cooper simply breaks the lock with his hands.
17th Mar '16 11:04:46 AM Lopiny
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** For a different kind of brute force, there's always "rubber hose cryptanalysis", in which you bypass all the software/hardware troubles and just [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique beat the passwords out of everyone involved]].
15th Mar '16 3:56:27 PM konekootome
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* In ''FanFic/OffTheLine'': Cloud uses a genderbending magic necklace to hide from bounty hunters. Bounty hunter try to get around this by killing any Viera woman they find because one of them is bound to be Cloud, right? Instead Vieras are getting together to kill bands of bounty hunter to protect themselves.



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26th Feb '16 9:04:39 PM DarthWalrus
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*** Or simply [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204594/ATM-gang-stole-700-000-using-circular-saws-cut-way-dozens-supermarkets-Britain.html saw the door open]]. Not much can't be done with enough application of brute force.
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