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6th Jul '17 2:55:26 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Link can use this tactic during the stealth infiltration of the Yiga Clan, by dropping their TrademarkFavoriteFood (Mighty Bananas) on the ground to lure guards away from their posts.
9th Jun '17 8:17:29 PM CnHGirl
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* A darker version of this happens on ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' with Che, the family dog, hyper-focusing on any meat product in his line of sight and running off to hunt smaller animals on a dime. The DudeNotFunny part comes in when you remember that his owners are straw liberals (on top of being generally morons) who only feed him vegan food, and he's trying desperately to nourish himself since his owners refuse to do so.[[note]]Dogs can handle a bit of veg and grain every now and then, but most of their food should be meat-based, or they will suffer serious malnutrition. Cats can't even handle veggies as a plus; they puke up any plant matter they eat and a vegan diet will just straight-up kill them.[[/note]]
3rd May '17 2:23:25 PM Golondrina
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* This is combined with {{Distracted by the Sexy}} in ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. You can research a variation in the porno magazines; the food magazines, which are used to [[spoiler: distract the Velocipreys]].

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* This is combined with {{Distracted by the Sexy}} in ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. You can research a variation in the porno magazines; the food magazines, which are used to [[spoiler: distract the Velocipreys]].
1st May '17 7:11:52 AM JackG
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9th Apr '17 5:06:53 PM jccw227
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* An Eggo Waffle commercial in the mid 90s promoting the film adaptation of ''Literature/HarrietTheSpy'' has Harriet sneaking into Agatha Plumber's kitchen to take her Eggo. A Pomeranian runs after her, but Harriet is prepared and hands it a rawhide bone.
8th Apr '17 8:46:50 AM jccw227
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* In ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', the Muppets need to sneak into a gallery to stop some jewel thieves from stealing a large and valuable diamond, but have trouble getting past the guard dogs. The solution was to feed them pizza as they sneak in. It only works for so long before the dogs are back on their trail.
18th Feb '17 4:31:09 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'', bacteria-themed villains [[SweetTooth can't resist anything sweet]], and can be led into a trap rather easily by mere pastry. Even [[EvilGenius the criminal mastermind]] Strepfinger is apprehended after Maria lured him out of his office with a pie. (After she knocked him out, she said, "You know, for an evil genius, you're pretty dumb.")
18th Jan '17 3:06:22 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one issue of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', the titular duo need to steal lemons from a private garden as part of their scheme to TakeOvertheWorld. It's guarded by AngryGuardDogs, but Brain has a bag full of steaks handy. The problem is that there are more dogs than steaks.

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* In one issue of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', the titular duo need to steal lemons from a private garden as part of their scheme to TakeOvertheWorld. It's guarded by AngryGuardDogs, {{Angry Guard Dog}}s, but Brain has a bag full of steaks handy. The problem is that there are more dogs than steaks.


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* One issue of her own series has ComicBook/HarleyQuinn parachute into Gotham to bust Ivy out of Arkham, only to land in a pizza place, deciding to stop for a few minutes to chow down. Later she uses the pizza she brings along to distract the guard dogs at the Asylum.
12th Jan '17 11:20:12 AM Antigone3
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* ''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Learning]]'': A police dog goes into full alert mode ... [[https://notalwayslearning.com/barking-mad/45573 over a ham sandwich in a student's locker]]. To be fair to the dog, he hadn't been given any orders (it was a lockdown drill, not an actual lockdown) so he wasn't in "work mode".
7th Dec '16 3:09:17 PM dasuberkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', Heavy Weapons Guy's [[SatiatingSandwich Sandvich]] proves to be one in-game. Loudly chomping down OM NOM NOM, he cannot react if someone attacks him while eating his Sandvich. Woe betide Heavy if there is an enemy Spy around or a Sniper gets a fix on him.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the templar charged with making sure no one visits the [[spoiler: Abomination infested]] Circle Tower can be bribed with cookies provided by Sten. Cookies that Sten stole from a fat slovenly child -- for his own good, of course.
* When fighting The Fear in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', his stealth camo will drain his stamina extremely fast. When it gets low, he'll shoot down some convenient fruit, gobble it down, and continue the fight. He is very vulnerable during this time, but can't actually be stopped from eating the fruit (he'll keep moving no matter what you shoot him with). However, you can throw your ''own'' food, some of which may be ''poisoned'', and he'll go for that instead, as it is more convenient.
* This is combined with {{Distracted by the Sexy}} in ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. You can research a variation in the porno magazines; the food magazines, which are used to [[spoiler: distract the Velocipreys]].
* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', you can buy time from the invisible monster in the water by tossing body parts for it to devour instead. Preferably as far away from where you need to be as possible.
* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'', made by the same developer as ''Amnesia'', also uses this mechanic. You can find packets of beef jerky and toss them at the various zombified dogs ''before'' they see you, allowing you to either kill them in a SneakAttack, or simply run away while they're distracted. However, the second game, Black Plague, throws this and all weapon mechanics out the window in favor of pure survival and stealth skills.
* In the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series, the stoves and ovens in various towns can be examined for [[FoodPorn short, appetizing descriptions]] of their contents; every oven is unique. Some of the descriptions also include reaction lines, apparently by the HeroicMime player character (Isaac in the first game, Felix in the second, Matthew in the third), suggesting they have an interest in food. [[FridgeBrilliance Which would explain why they're stopping to check out every oven in all the towns]]...
--->He is making shrimp in a chili sauce. The shrimp looks so scrumptious... My mouth is watering.
* In the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series, one can leave a piece of meat on the ground, which might entice a large monster into snacking on it, leaving them open to attacks while they eat and also possibly paralyzing them, poisoning them, or putting them to sleep if you combined it with something beforehand. Exactly how effective it is varies from monster to monster, some of them being cautious and only doing so while no hunters are in sight, while others will go for it even if they're being attacked.
* In ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'', you can distract rats by throwing corpses at them. That way, they won't attack you until they finish eating.
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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', Heavy Weapons Guy's [[SatiatingSandwich Sandvich]] proves to be one in-game. Loudly chomping down OM NOM NOM, he cannot react if someone attacks him while eating his Sandvich. Woe betide Heavy if there is an enemy Spy around or a Sniper gets a fix on him.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the templar charged with making sure no one visits the [[spoiler: Abomination infested]] Circle Tower can be bribed with cookies provided by Sten. Cookies that Sten stole from a fat slovenly child -- for his own good, of course.
* When fighting The Fear in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', his stealth camo will drain his stamina extremely fast. When it gets low, he'll shoot down some convenient fruit, gobble it down, and continue the fight. He is very vulnerable during this time, but can't actually be stopped from eating the fruit (he'll keep moving no matter what you shoot him with). However, you can throw your ''own'' food, some of which may be ''poisoned'', and he'll go for that instead, as it is more convenient.
* This is combined with {{Distracted by the Sexy}} in ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. You can research a variation in the porno magazines; the food magazines, which are used to [[spoiler: distract the Velocipreys]].
* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', you can buy time from the invisible monster in the water by tossing body parts for it to devour instead. Preferably as far away from where you need to be as possible.
* ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'', made by the same developer as ''Amnesia'', also uses this mechanic. You can find packets of beef jerky and toss them at the various zombified dogs ''before'' they see you, allowing you to either kill them in a SneakAttack, or simply run away while they're distracted. However, the second game, Black Plague, throws this and all weapon mechanics out the window in favor of pure survival and stealth skills.
* In the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series, the stoves and ovens in various towns can be examined for [[FoodPorn short, appetizing descriptions]] of their contents; every oven is unique. Some of the descriptions also include reaction lines, apparently by the HeroicMime player character (Isaac in the first game, Felix in the second, Matthew in the third), suggesting they have an interest in food. [[FridgeBrilliance Which would explain why they're stopping to check out every oven in all the towns]]...
--->He is making shrimp in a chili sauce. The shrimp looks so scrumptious... My mouth is watering.
* In the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series, one can leave a piece of meat on the ground, which might entice a large monster into snacking on it, leaving them open to attacks while they eat and also possibly paralyzing them, poisoning them, or putting them to sleep if you combined it with something beforehand. Exactly how effective it is varies from monster to monster, some of them being cautious and only doing so while no hunters are in sight, while others will go for it even if they're being attacked.
* In ''Videogame/{{Dishonored}}'', you can distract rats by throwing corpses at them. That way, they won't attack you until they finish eating.
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