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26th May '16 7:14:31 PM LadySugarQuill
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Ron picks the lock on Hedwig's cage with a pin.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Ron picks the lock on Hedwig's cage with a pin. It turns out the twins taught him, and he teaches Harry.
** In the next book it's mentioned that Harry used this method to get his school things, which had been locked up by the Dursleys.
22nd May '16 3:21:04 PM OlmoJV
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* Another variation in the climax of ''Film/{{Pompeii}}'': when [[spoiler:[[DamselInDistress Cassia]] is chained to the chariot of the BigBad and an epic ChariotRace is taking place, she tears a splinter from the wooden platform of the chariot and manages to unlock her chain with it]].
29th Apr '16 12:32:34 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger. When Sydney and (of course) Alex are kidnapped, the former uses a hairpin to undue their handcuffs. Unfortunately, the bad guys walk in just as they've gotten free and not only smack her and restrain them both again, but order the maid to [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "make sure she doesn't have any more".]]

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* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger. ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''. When Sydney and (of course) Alex are kidnapped, the former uses a hairpin to undue undo their handcuffs. Unfortunately, the bad guys walk in just as they've gotten free and not only smack her and restrain them both again, but order the maid to [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "make sure she doesn't have any more".]]




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* In ''Series/{{Haven}}'', as a former criminal, Duke Crocker knows how to pick locks with pins, ballpoint pens, etc.



* In ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'' Elizabeth is downright surprised Booker doesn't pick locks, and on being asked why she '''does,''' she explains, "I spent my life surrounded by nothing but books and time. You'd be amazed what I can do." By the time he shows up, the people maqintaining her Tower prison/apartment have it sealed with a bank vault door and use Songbird as a guard, so it's no shock they actually let her keep studying how to pick ''simpler'' locks..

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* In ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'' Elizabeth is downright surprised Booker doesn't pick locks, and on being asked why she '''does,''' she explains, "I spent my life surrounded by nothing but books and time. You'd be amazed what I can do." By the time he shows up, the people maqintaining maintaining her Tower prison/apartment have it sealed with a bank vault door and use Songbird as a guard, so it's no shock they actually let her keep studying how to pick ''simpler'' locks..
7th Mar '16 6:23:54 AM Hunn2070
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Bobby Pins are your standard lockpicking resource. Fortunately, loads of them have survived The Great War intact.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' 3}}'', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', Bobby Pins are your standard lockpicking resource. Fortunately, loads of them have survived The Great War intact.



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9th Jan '16 6:14:41 PM Duffan
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* In the two-part episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' "Target"/"Hunt," when [[spoiler: Alexis is kidnapped]], she uses her friend's bobby pins to pick the lock. Castle had learned how as book research and taught her. She does describe using the torsion and pick and actually breaks a few before succeeding.
** In an earlier episode, Castle offers to pick the cuffs when he and Beckett are chained together, but she isn't wearing hairpins.
25th Dec '15 12:29:49 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Duo does this from time to time.
19th Nov '15 10:29:03 AM Seraph
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Agent 327}}'', a safety pin is standard issue for every Dutch secret agent for exactly this reason.
12th Nov '15 5:35:00 PM tranz2deep
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* In ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'' Elizabeth is downright surprised Booker doesn't pick locks, and on being asked why she '''does,''' she explains, "I spent my life surrounded by nothing but books and time. You'd be amazed what I can do." By the time he shows up, the people maqintaining her Tower prison/apartment have it sealed with a bank vault door and use Songbird as a guard, so it's no shock they actually let her keep studying how to pick ''simpler'' locks..
15th Sep '15 4:29:57 PM eroock
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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheBlackwellSeries Blackwell Convergence]]'', Rosangela picks a door lock twice with a paper clip.
11th Sep '15 11:12:20 AM Tuckerscreator
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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Subverted in the last episode of Season 4. When the J-Team is trapped in a cell, Viper tries using a hairpin to pick the lock, but it doesn't work because the lock is magically sealed.
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