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9th Aug '17 1:23:25 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Onni, the most powerful mage involved with the expedition is not on the expedition itself, but technically part of MissionControl. He can help long-distance if needed, but only if one of the mages that are actually on the expedition informs him that his help is needed. Among the mages on the expedition, Only Reynir, who's both the weakest and the less skilled of the two, is able contact Onni because WrongContextMagic translates into a net advantage in terms of magical long-distance communication. The first time Reynir called Onni for help, he was in the middle of getting overwhelmed by the enemy and making a desperate call for help.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Onni, the most powerful mage involved with the expedition is not on the expedition itself, but technically part of MissionControl. He can help long-distance if needed, long-distance, but only if one of the mages that who are actually on the expedition informs him that his help is needed. Among the mages on the expedition, Only only Reynir, who's both the weakest and the less skilled of the two, is able contact Onni because WrongContextMagic translates into a net advantage in terms of magical long-distance communication. communication for him. The first time Reynir called Onni for help, he was in the middle of getting overwhelmed by the enemy and making a desperate enemy. The second time Onni's help was needed, Reynir made the call via sending his spirit dog to alert Onni, showing to have that ability for help.the first time in the process.
9th Aug '17 1:15:07 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Onni, the most powerful mage involved with the expedition is not on the expedition itself, but technically part of MissionControl. He can help long-distance if needed, but only if one of the mages that are actually on the expedition informs him that his help is needed. Among the mages on the expedition, Only Reynir, who's both the weakest and the less skilled of the two, is able contact Onni because WrongContextMagic translates into a net advantage in terms of magical long-distance communication. The first time Reynir called Onni for help, he was in the middle of getting overwhelmed by the enemy and making a desperate call for help.
2nd Jun '17 1:24:14 AM PaulA
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** A variant in ''"If This Goes On..."''. The hero, being arrested by the Inquisition, stands on his right to be taken away in full uniform... and manages to leave a spare sweater on his bed, the arms accidentally arranged into the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress. His roommate and co-conspirator sees the warning, and not only escapes himself but the rest of their cell breaks the hero out of the Inquisition and takes him to their hidden hospital. Not too shabby for someone who got arrested ''inside the evil overlord's palace''.

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** A variant in ''"If This Goes On..."''."Literature/IfThisGoesOn". The hero, being arrested by the Inquisition, stands on his right to be taken away in full uniform... and manages to leave a spare sweater on his bed, the arms accidentally arranged into the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress. His roommate and co-conspirator sees the warning, and not only escapes himself but the rest of their cell breaks the hero out of the Inquisition and takes him to their hidden hospital. Not too shabby for someone who got arrested ''inside the evil overlord's palace''.
30th May '17 12:05:08 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's juvenile novel ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'':
** A dramatic and agonizing sequence details Kip's attempt to set the intergalactic distress beacon to alert the All-Powerful Beneficent Aliens to the Wormfaces' actions on Earth. This involved going out in a winter storm. ''On Pluto.''

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's Creator/RobertAHeinlein:
** In the
juvenile novel ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'':
** A
''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', a dramatic and agonizing sequence details Kip's attempt to set the intergalactic distress beacon to alert the All-Powerful Beneficent Aliens to the Wormfaces' actions on Earth. This involved going out in a winter storm. ''On Pluto.''
10th May '17 8:15:21 PM georgefranks
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Doom Bell could be considered this [[spoiler: as when it is rung all but the Heterodyne Girl, the oldest and strongest of the citizens of Mechanicsburg, and one of the comic's love interests (Wulfenbach) collapse in a heap [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111104#.WRPWf1K-Jp8 (this page and following)]] ]]
17th Mar '17 10:39:35 AM MagBas
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** And the [[TheDragon Witch-King]] sends up the [[HellIsThatNoise Great Signal]] from Minas Morgul to announce the onslaught of Mordor.

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** And the [[TheDragon Witch-King]] sends up the [[HellIsThatNoise Great Signal]] Signal from Minas Morgul to announce the onslaught of Mordor.
4th Jan '17 1:37:59 PM Leporidae
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* The battle on Scarif in Film/RogueOne definitely qualifies. The Rebels on the ground must transmit schematics for the Death Star to their support overhead, but this involves a number of dangerous, impossibly difficult, or[[SuicideMission flat out suicidal]] steps to accomplish. These include but are not limited to [[spoiler: bluffing their way through a checkpoint with a stolen ship, breaking into an enemy military installation, physically scaling a tower of archived information to retrieve the plans, distracting a small army of Stormtroopers with a handful of soldiers, running through a firefight to plug in a radio that will allow the Rebels to communicate with their aerial support, walking through another firefight to flip a "master switch," aligning the massive antennae atop the archives, and finally transmitting the schematics.]] The Rebels on the receiving end of the hail also have their work cut out for them, [[spoiler: participating in a space battle to distract the larger and vastly better armed Empire fleet while also attempting to destroy the planetary shield]].
5th Oct '16 10:58:10 PM rwe1138
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* ''Film/TheRock''. Goodspeed (Creator/NicholasCage) has to prove he accomplished the mission on Alcatraz (and that he's still alive) with a set of green flares, to prevent being vaporized by the [[NoKillLikeOverkill thermite airstrike]] sent as a failsafe. Problem is, he's currently busy dying from a nasty poison, and the [[BottledHeroicResolve antidote]] has complications of its own.

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* ''Film/TheRock''. Goodspeed (Creator/NicholasCage) (Creator/NicolasCage) has to prove he accomplished the mission on Alcatraz (and that he's still alive) with a set of green flares, to prevent being vaporized by the [[NoKillLikeOverkill thermite airstrike]] sent as a failsafe. Problem is, he's currently busy dying from a nasty poison, and the [[BottledHeroicResolve antidote]] has complications of its own.
2nd Sep '16 9:02:01 AM LordOfTheSword
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** After you slay your first dragon, [[spoiler:the Greybeards call you up to their mountaintop temple by demonstrating the power of The Voice: even from ''tens of miles away'' it packs enough force to be accompanied by ''deafening thunder!'']]

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** After you slay your first dragon, [[spoiler:the Greybeards call you up to their mountaintop temple by demonstrating the power of The Voice: even from ''tens ''dozens of miles away'' it packs enough force to be accompanied by ''deafening thunder!'']]
8th Jul '16 9:57:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Warden and Alistair are tasked with lighting a massive signal fire on top of a tower to call reinforcements for King Cailan's battle. [[spoiler: However, once the signal's been lit, the leader of the reinforcements betrays you and Cailan is killed along with much of the army.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Warden and Alistair are tasked with lighting a massive signal fire on top of a tower to call reinforcements for King Cailan's battle. [[spoiler: However, once they're badly delayed by the signal's darkspawn. Once the signal has finally been lit, the leader of the reinforcements betrays you writes the battle off as a loss to save the remaining army and Cailan is killed along with much / or get rid of the army.Cailan.]]
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