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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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30th Oct '16 3:04:21 PM nombretomado
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* At one point in ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'', Skif bypasses some guard dogs with a cross between this trope and SlippingAMickey. He mixes chopped meat with bread crumbs soaked in poppy juice, stuffs the concoction into sausage casings, and tosses them over the wall.

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* At one point in ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'', Skif bypasses some guard dogs with a cross between this trope and SlippingAMickey. He mixes chopped meat with bread crumbs soaked in poppy juice, stuffs the concoction into sausage casings, and tosses them over the wall.
1st Oct '16 12:20:48 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', James Bond gets stranded in an alligator infested swamp. He finds a bucket of chicken meat and throws them at the approaching gators, but soon runs out and has to escape them.



* Appears on ''TopGear'''s Polar Special (the three presenters' attempt to reach the magnetic north pole). After a particularly stressful day, James May distracts Jeremy Clarkson with various gourmet foods and (awesomely) a bottle of Chablis, all of which he has somehow brought along without his friend noticing.

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* Appears on ''TopGear'''s ''Series/TopGear'''s Polar Special (the three presenters' attempt to reach the magnetic north pole). After a particularly stressful day, James May distracts Jeremy Clarkson with various gourmet foods and (awesomely) a bottle of Chablis, all of which he has somehow brought along without his friend noticing.
25th Sep '16 6:01:21 PM cybertoy0
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25th Sep '16 5:49:17 PM cybertoy0
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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.
-->'''Pinky:''' ''Eeeeek!'' It's yet ''another'' slobbery hound!\\
'''Brain:''' ''Quick'', Pinky the- ''(Clearly resigned)'' -bag is ''empty.''
6th Jul '16 2:20:08 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', this is used against [[ObsessedWithFood Miaka]] by the bad guys (and Taiitsukun) more than once. It works every time, because Miaka literally cannot control herself around food.
26th Apr '16 7:35:09 AM JackG
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* The KGB did the same trick while breaking into an embassy guarded by a large dog. The only problem was the agent feeding the dog [[BigEater kept calling for more steaks]].
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