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12th Jan '17 3:48:41 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Mance reveals in "The Children" that, having seen how meager the Night's Watch's defences are, he simply sent a few hundred climbers a short way down the Wall to avoid the defenders entirely.
9th Jan '17 8:08:38 PM justanid
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->''"Obstacle course? Mo' like ka-boom course."''
-->-- '''Black Mage''', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', "[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/12/04/episode-359-flawless-victories/ Episode 359: Flawless Victories]]"




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->''"Obstacle course? Mo' like ka-boom course."''
-->-- '''Black Mage''', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', "[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/12/04/episode-359-flawless-victories/ Episode 359: Flawless Victories]]"



Can be circumvented with a BeastInTheMaze.

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Can be circumvented However, a BeastInTheMaze could make a dungeon bypass a bad thing for the heroes. The creature hunting them is no longer restricted in it's movements and sometimes it was the maze's difficulty to maneuver in that was the only thing keeping the heroes alive.

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with a BeastInTheMaze.
CuttingTheKnot and OpenSaysMe.
8th Jan '17 1:47:44 PM jtvectorsigma
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has two examples: while Peter, Drax, and Groot had to fight through an army of Sakaran sodiers to reach the bridge, Gamora simply blasts a hole in the ceiling/floor and jumps up to stand beside them. A minute late, Rocket pulls one better by just ramming his ship into the bridge windows.
20th Dec '16 12:16:59 AM Malco
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Makes players of [[RolePlayingGame [=RPGs=]]], ActionAdventure, and other such games with dungeons wish they could do something as easy. Occasionally, they can. This usually results in SequenceBreaking. Recent games though have made AntiFrustrationFeatures where after you finish the dungeon, a teleporter appears teleporting you back to the beginning to save you an exhausted trip.

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Makes players of [[RolePlayingGame [=RPGs=]]], ActionAdventure, and other such games with dungeons wish they could do something as easy. Occasionally, they can. This usually results in SequenceBreaking. Recent games though have made AntiFrustrationFeatures where after you finish the dungeon, a teleporter appears [[DoorToBefore teleporting you back to the beginning beginning]] to save you an exhausted trip.
14th Dec '16 6:40:21 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Sapphire Rose]]'' by Creator/DavidEddings, the heroes attempt to use captured minions to lead them through the deathtrap maze, only to realize that the minions didn't know the way either. Finally, they realize that there was no way ''through'' the maze so try going up through the ceiling. It works as they find the maintenance pathways, and funnily enough real access ways to the maintenance pathways.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Sapphire Rose]]'' ''Literature/TheSapphireRose'' by Creator/DavidEddings, the heroes attempt to use captured minions to lead them through the deathtrap maze, only to realize that the minions didn't know the way either. Finally, they realize that there was no way ''through'' the maze so try going up through the ceiling. It works as they find the maintenance pathways, and funnily enough real access ways to the maintenance pathways.
6th Dec '16 7:39:35 AM MegaMarioMan
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** ''SuperMario3DLand'', if it's not an exaggeration or parody, has W7-1. It's normally a water level, where you start on solid ground, go through an underwater area, then use a pipe to reach the flagpole, which is also on solid ground. As a matter of fact, you can even see the flagpole from the start of the level... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhIcgdVJHM0 and, if you have a Tanooki suit, jump over to it, allowing you to skip the entire level and beat it in 5 seconds]].

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** ''SuperMario3DLand'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', if it's not an exaggeration or parody, has W7-1. It's normally a water level, where you start on solid ground, go through an underwater area, then use a pipe to reach the flagpole, which is also on solid ground. As a matter of fact, you can even see the flagpole from the start of the level... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhIcgdVJHM0 and, if you have a Tanooki suit, jump over to it, allowing you to skip the entire level and beat it in 5 seconds]].



* Pretty much any [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] game (with the exception of SA 2) in which Tails or Cream (who both have the ability to fly) is playable; also Knuckles to a lesser extent (he can't fly but he can glide and climb walls).

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* Pretty much any [[SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] game (with the exception of SA 2) in which Tails or Cream (who both have the ability to fly) is playable; also Knuckles to a lesser extent (he can't fly but he can glide and climb walls).



** In ''SonicUnleashed'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H9Dw9CgYqA there's one stage that can be won in under five seconds by Sonic turning around and railjumping to the exit.]]

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** In ''SonicUnleashed'', ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H9Dw9CgYqA there's one stage that can be won in under five seconds by Sonic turning around and railjumping to the exit.]]
4th Dec '16 6:44:53 PM Scorpion451
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* The SCPFoundation is fond of this trope in general, but special mention goes to the attempt to simplify exploration of the steel labyrinth found in [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-432 SCP-432]] using an acetylene torch. [[spoiler: Subverted when the BeastInTheMaze bursts through the hole and expresses its displeasure at their ingenuity.]]
27th Nov '16 6:19:56 PM nombretomado
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* From LoopholeAbuse: In one of the ''{{Dinotopia}}'' spin-off novels, the protagonists find themselves in a Lost City inhabited by Troodon samurai ([[NinjaPirateZombieRobot just go with it]]). The Troodon challenge the humans to different contests to win citizenship, one of which is a race through an obstacle course. The [[MostWritersAreHuman human]], Andrew, wins by bypassing the course and just running down the strip of land between his course and his opponent's, because there [[LoopholeAbuse isn't a rule]] against it. This becomes very popular, and although the rules are immediately changed, "Pulling an Andrew" begins to occur in other activities around the city as well.

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* From LoopholeAbuse: In one of the ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' spin-off novels, the protagonists find themselves in a Lost City inhabited by Troodon samurai ([[NinjaPirateZombieRobot just go with it]]). The Troodon challenge the humans to different contests to win citizenship, one of which is a race through an obstacle course. The [[MostWritersAreHuman human]], Andrew, wins by bypassing the course and just running down the strip of land between his course and his opponent's, because there [[LoopholeAbuse isn't a rule]] against it. This becomes very popular, and although the rules are immediately changed, "Pulling an Andrew" begins to occur in other activities around the city as well.
19th Nov '16 6:38:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Warbreaker}}'' Vasher uses Nightblood to demolish walls in the royal palace in order to reach his target Denth. It's not a straight example because it's not a dungeon but the effect is the same.

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* Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Warbreaker}}'' ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' Vasher uses Nightblood to demolish walls in the royal palace in order to reach his target Denth. It's not a straight example because it's not a dungeon but the effect is the same.
17th Nov '16 1:17:37 PM Morgenthaler
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** Earlier in the same book, an ambull came out of the tunnel wall to attack Cain who was "safely" in the middle of the party. This, of course, gave him an (unwanted) opportunity to show off what a {{badass}} he is with his chainsword.

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** Earlier in the same book, an ambull came out of the tunnel wall to attack Cain who was "safely" in the middle of the party. This, of course, gave him an (unwanted) opportunity to show off what a {{badass}} badass he is with his chainsword.
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