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8th May '17 4:22:07 PM freyalorelei
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* In "Pimpernel Smith' (aka "Mr. V") Leslie Howard is in a room with the woman he has come to rescue when the Gestapo starts up the stairs. He asks the woman about other exits and she indicates that there is a fire escape outside the window. When the Gestapo men arrive they see a table moved away from the window and a tipped over vase. Some go out the window to chase them down while the others go back down the stairs to cut them off. When the are gone the camera slowly pans to a closet. The two poke their heads out and Howard said "I'm almost embarrassed to use that old trick. but it almost always works."

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* In "Pimpernel Smith' ''Film/PimpernelSmith'' (aka "Mr. V") Leslie Howard ''Mr. V''), Creator/LeslieHoward is in a room with the woman he has come to rescue when the Gestapo starts up the stairs. He asks the woman about other exits and she indicates that there is a fire escape outside the window. When the Gestapo men arrive they see a table moved away from the window and a tipped over vase. Some go out the window to chase them down while the others go back down the stairs to cut them off. When the they are gone gone, the camera slowly pans to a closet. The two poke their heads out and Howard said "I'm almost embarrassed to use that old trick. but it almost always works."
17th Apr '17 5:22:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSting'', Johnny Hooker escapes from a hitman by having the diner waitress go into the bathroom and open the window. He has the hitman chase him into the bathroom and then hides in the bathroom stall with the waitress sitting on his lap (so the hitman can see her shoes under the door). It doesn't help him, because he runs out of the front door of the diner and in the same direction that the hitman had gone. [[spoiler: He escapes because the waitress was another assassin and didn't want the hitman to take the target she was setting up. She shoots the hitman and lets Hooker escape, so she can set up a better opportunity to kill him.]]

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* In ''TheSting'', ''Film/TheSting'', Johnny Hooker escapes from a hitman by having the diner waitress go into the bathroom and open the window. He has the hitman chase him into the bathroom and then hides in the bathroom stall with the waitress sitting on his lap (so the hitman can see her shoes under the door). It doesn't help him, because he runs out of the front door of the diner and in the same direction that the hitman had gone. [[spoiler: He escapes because the waitress was another assassin and didn't want the hitman to take the target she was setting up. She shoots the hitman and lets Hooker escape, so she can set up a better opportunity to kill him.]]
11th Feb '17 1:49:29 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''Series/TheATeam'', Col. Decker is chasing the A-Team into a sporting goods store and loses them. Decker then sees a manniquin completely covered with winter gear and, well aware of how Hannibal Smith is a MasterOfDisguise, suspiciously walks around it. Meanwhile, the camera keeps on the manniquin as if to suggest it is Hannibal hiding in plain sight. Suddenly, Decker tackles it, only to learn that ''it is'' only a mannequin and the A-Team was really hiding in a nearby tent.

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* In ''Series/TheATeam'', ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E15TheBattleOfBelAir The Battle of Bel Air]]", Col. Decker is chasing the A-Team into a sporting goods store and loses them. Decker then sees a manniquin mannequin completely covered with winter gear and, well aware of how Hannibal Smith is a MasterOfDisguise, suspiciously walks around it. Meanwhile, the camera keeps on the manniquin mannequin as if to suggest it is Hannibal hiding in plain sight. Suddenly, Decker tackles it, only to learn that ''it is'' only a mannequin and the A-Team was really hiding in a nearby tent.
20th Nov '16 7:48:21 PM MarcInGA
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* In "Pimpernel Smith' (aka "Mr. V") Leslie Howard is in a room with the woman he has come to rescue when the Gestapo starts up the stairs. He asks the woman about other exits and she indicates that there is a fire escape outside the window. When the Gestapo men arrive they see a table moved away from the window and a tipped over vase. Some go out the window to chase them down while the others go back down the stairs to cut them off. When the are gone the camera slowly pans to a closet. The two poke their heads out and Howard said "I'm almost embarrassed to use that old trick. but it almost always works."
20th May '16 8:41:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Keiko Yukimura does something similar during the Maze Castle arc of ''YuYuHakusho'' with a scarf.

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** Keiko Yukimura does something similar during the Maze Castle arc of ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' with a scarf.
27th Mar '16 8:42:55 AM Viira
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8th Mar '16 2:41:39 AM pablo360
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Meanwhile, the main character is hiding somewhere less obvious, [[CeilingCling possibly on the ceiling]] waiting for either a chance to attack, or for the guard to decide that ItsProbablyNothing

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Meanwhile, the main character is hiding somewhere less obvious, [[CeilingCling possibly on the ceiling]] waiting for either a chance to attack, or for the guard to decide that ItsProbablyNothing
ItsProbablyNothing.



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31st Jan '16 10:26:48 PM SSJMagus
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Blackwing the raven pulls this ploy on Qarr the imp, using a shed feather sticking out from behind a pillar.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Blackwing the raven pulls this ploy on Qarr the imp, using a shed feather sticking out from behind a pillar.
pillar. His success with the ploy is aided by the fact that Qarr is, as Blackwing notes, a moron.
31st Jan '16 10:25:27 PM SSJMagus
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The pursuer enters the room, looks around, then notices the obvious place to hide or sign of activity. Perhaps some furniture is covered with a dust sheet, or there's a window that shouldn't be open. Perhaps the [[AirVentPassageway air vent cover]] has been mysteriously removed. Either way it's obvious where the character is. And so the pursuer pulls the sheet or looks outside, and finds... no sign of anything.

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The pursuer enters the room, looks around, then notices the obvious place to hide or sign of activity. Perhaps some furniture is covered with a dust sheet, or there's a window that shouldn't be open. Perhaps the [[AirVentPassageway air vent cover]] has been mysteriously removed.removed or at least ajar. Either way it's obvious where the character is. And so the pursuer pulls the sheet or looks outside, and finds... no sign of anything.
8th Oct '15 6:54:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Knightfall}} Knightsend]]'', ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} finds herself cornered in an office with a bunch of goons on her tail. To throw them off, she hurls a chair through the window and hides under the desk, causing her pursurers to think she's escaped outside.

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* In ''[[{{Knightfall}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Knightsend]]'', ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} finds herself cornered in an office with a bunch of goons on her tail. To throw them off, she hurls a chair through the window and hides under the desk, causing her pursurers to think she's escaped outside.
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