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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.
6th Sep '15 6:12:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the novel ''{{Neuromancer}}'', protagonist Case pulls one of these early on. Running to the end of a corridor while being pursued, he kicks one door open, leaving an attention-grabbing distraction. He then pops the latch of a side door as a less-obvious hiding place. [[spoiler: He freaks out and gives himself away soon after.]]
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* In the novel ''{{Neuromancer}}'', ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', protagonist Case pulls one of these early on. Running to the end of a corridor while being pursued, he kicks one door open, leaving an attention-grabbing distraction. He then pops the latch of a side door as a less-obvious hiding place. [[spoiler: He freaks out and gives himself away soon after.]]
7th Jul '15 9:26:14 PM Adept
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* One episode of ''TanteiGakuenQ'' has a man breaking into Megu's home doing this. There's a twist - the decoy hiding place was revealed when Megu noticed that the plates in the china cabinet had been rearranged, something most people wouldn't notice within moments of entering their home, especially when they're worried about a break-in. The fact that the decoy hiding place would only be noticed by someone with a very good memory implied that the thief knew that one of the residents had a photographic memory, which a person robbing a random home wouldn't.
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* One episode of ''TanteiGakuenQ'' ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' has a man breaking into Megu's home doing this. There's a twist - the decoy hiding place was revealed when Megu noticed that the plates in the china cabinet had been rearranged, something most people wouldn't notice within moments of entering their home, especially when they're worried about a break-in. The fact that the decoy hiding place would only be noticed by someone with a very good memory implied that the thief knew that one of the residents had a photographic memory, which a person robbing a random home wouldn't.
27th Mar '15 7:21:06 PM nombretomado
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* Peter from ''FamilyGuy'' buys a hut and a New York newstand and sets them up in his bedroom just to use this trope. He was in fact hiding in the bathroom.
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* Peter from ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' buys a hut and a New York newstand and sets them up in his bedroom just to use this trope. He was in fact hiding in the bathroom.
27th Jan '15 8:41:04 PM Rodrigokun
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* Nami does the 'conspicuously open vent' version in the ''Manga/OnePiece'' filler arc G-8. Actually, she's not even hiding--she's pretending to be a nurse, claims the real pirates escaped through the vent, and urges the marines to give chase, all so she can grab Chopper (who ''is'' hiding, under the sheet on an ''occupied examination table''), convince the doctor (who had fainted) to let them go, and escape while everyone was distrcted.
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* Nami does the 'conspicuously open vent' version in the ''Manga/OnePiece'' filler arc G-8. Actually, she's not even hiding--she's pretending to be a nurse, claims the real pirates escaped through the vent, and urges the marines to give chase, all so she can grab Chopper (who ''is'' hiding, under the sheet on an ''occupied examination table''), convince the doctor (who had fainted) to let them go, and escape while everyone was distrcted.distracted.
25th Aug '13 2:19:14 PM TheRecreator
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Blackwing the raven pulls this ploy on Qorr 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 Qorr Qarr the imp, using a shed feather sticking out from behind a pillar.
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