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21st Apr '17 12:33:31 PM BeerBaron
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* The player character in games like ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' can steal just about everything not environment geometry as long as their dexterity is high enough and nobody's looking.
** [[FunnyAneurysmMoment In a darkly comedic take on the Burger King example above,]] in ''Fallout'' it's also possible to "reverse pickpocket" them, i.e. sneaking items ''into'' their possession, such as grenades which are activated as soon as you exit the menu. The game keeps track of how many times you've done this under "Pants Exploded", and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' awards the Psychotic Prankster [[CosmeticAward achievement]] for pulling it off the first time.

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* The player character in games like In ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' the player can steal just about everything not environment geometry as long as their dexterity is high enough and nobody's looking.
* ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'':
** [[FunnyAneurysmMoment In a darkly comedic take on the Burger King example above,]] in ''Fallout'' it's also It's possible to "reverse pickpocket" them, i.e. sneaking items ''into'' their possession, such as grenades which are activated as soon as you exit the menu. The game keeps track of how many times you've done this under "Pants Exploded", and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' awards the Psychotic Prankster [[CosmeticAward achievement]] for pulling it off the first time.



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Pretty much standard practice for the series, especially for beginner characters who have not yet gotten into all of the series' MoneyForNothing. Steal some stuff, take it to a different merchant (or a dedicated "fence" starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''), sell it, rinse, repeat.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the very first ThievesGuild quest for Sugar-Lips Habasi involves stealing a diamond from an Alchemist shop in such a fashion. This is far from the only quest in the Thieves Guild quest line to feature this.



* Pretty much standard practice for beginner in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. Steal some stuff, hide it ([[spoiler:AKA drop it in plain sight]]) and then sell it to someone to get money.
22nd Mar '17 8:51:00 AM freyalorelei
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* Kate Ross's Regency sleuth Julian Kestrel has a valet who used to be a pickpocket (which is why he's called "[[MeaningfulName Dipper]]"). Every so often this ability comes in handy in solving a murder.

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* Kate Ross's Regency sleuth Julian Kestrel Literature/JulianKestrel has a valet who used to be a pickpocket (which is why he's called "[[MeaningfulName Dipper]]"). Every so often this ability comes in handy in solving a murder.
12th Mar '17 11:06:44 AM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Radio/TheNowShow'' Creator/MitchBenn sang about the closure of Woolworths.

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* In one episode of ''Radio/TheNowShow'' Creator/MitchBenn Music/MitchBenn sang about the closure of Woolworths.
30th Oct '16 3:13:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'' by Creator/MercedesLackey also features a pickpocketing training school that main character Skif attends for a while. Again, there's a lot of similarities to ''Literature/OliverTwist''.

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* ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'' by Creator/MercedesLackey also features a pickpocketing training school that main character Skif attends for a while. Again, there's a lot of similarities to ''Literature/OliverTwist''.
19th Oct '16 1:57:38 PM margdean56
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* Kate Ross's Regency sleuth Julian Kestrel has a valet who used to be a pickpocket (which is why he's called "[[MeaningfulName Dipper]]"). Every so often this ability comes in handy in solving a murder.
* In Creator/GeorgetteHeyer's ''Friday's Child'', Viscount Sheringham's Tiger is a former street urchin and pickpocket. Sherry eventually teaches him not to steal from his master's friends, but the skill comes into play in unraveling the plot.
22nd Aug '16 9:21:07 AM Lullaby22
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* Another PSA featured a subversion: A stereotypical punk kid snatches a purse after a woman leaves it behind at a bus stop. As he runs away, he's pursued by a police car. The end of the ad reveals that the kid actually grabbed the purse so he could return it.
13th Aug '16 5:15:40 PM nombretomado
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* Watch Corporal Nobby Nobbs of {{Discworld}} is an expert at this, having been an ArtfulDodger when he was a child. Everyone knows this, and nobody finds it more than mildly annoying at this point (the official Watch procedure for getting money out of Petty Cash is "Go find Nobby and make him give it back"). The climax to [[{{Discworld/Thud}} Thud]] even relies on the assumption that he will have a certain MacGuffin on him, simply because it looked valuable and was in his vicinity for a while.

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* Watch Corporal Nobby Nobbs of {{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is an expert at this, having been an ArtfulDodger when he was a child. Everyone knows this, and nobody finds it more than mildly annoying at this point (the official Watch procedure for getting money out of Petty Cash is "Go find Nobby and make him give it back"). The climax to [[{{Discworld/Thud}} Thud]] even relies on the assumption that he will have a certain MacGuffin on him, simply because it looked valuable and was in his vicinity for a while.
13th Jul '16 1:32:01 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** Memorably subverted in "Lightspeed", where [[TheBrute Mammoth]] complains that he ''paid'' for a candy bar when he gets waylaid by Kid Flash.
30th Jun '16 1:16:55 PM eroock
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
** Nick casually lifts a snack from a fruit stall as he and Judy walk past.
** In the end credits, Weaselton is shown picking cash out of a bystander's hip pocket.
19th May '16 8:00:52 PM nombretomado
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* In MyNameIsEarl, the title character was doing this regularly along with all of his other thievery before he discovered karma, and [[TheAtoner decided to make up for all the bad things he had done]].

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* In MyNameIsEarl, ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', the title character was doing this regularly along with all of his other thievery before he discovered karma, and [[TheAtoner decided to make up for all the bad things he had done]].
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