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4th May '18 5:06:57 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': In "All Bottled Up", Zeta imprisons Shimmer and Shine inside a bottle and it lands on a flying carpet that belongs to a genie whose headphones prevent him from hearing their screams for help. When he finally hears, he thinks his flying carpet can talk.
16th Mar '18 1:29:36 AM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', when [=McQueen=] interviews the passengers of a subway train that was temporarily trapped in the DarkWorld, he is unable to attract the attention of a teenaged commuter wearing headphones. [=McQueen=] speculates that he may not even have noticed the train's unscheduled detour.
7th Mar '18 6:02:17 PM nombretomado
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* [[TowerOfGod Nya Nia]] wore headphones at all times, despite being a part of a large group and good friends with the current viewpoint character. [[spoiler: It turns out he was TheMole the entire time and never truly was part of the group.]]

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* [[TowerOfGod [[Webcomic/TowerOfGod Nya Nia]] wore headphones at all times, despite being a part of a large group and good friends with the current viewpoint character. [[spoiler: It turns out he was TheMole the entire time and never truly was part of the group.]]
5th Mar '18 5:21:26 AM JamesAustin
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* Used as a ChekhovsGag in ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri''. The second time it comes up, Dixon;s headphones cause him not to notice [[spoiler:the police station he's in being firebombed]].

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* Used as a ChekhovsGag in ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri''. The second time it comes up, Dixon;s Dixon's headphones cause him not to notice [[spoiler:the police station he's in being firebombed]].
5th Mar '18 5:21:16 AM JamesAustin
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* Near the end of ''Film/GetOut'', Rose is peacefully listening to music and using her laptop, causing her to nearly [[spoiler:miss the epic violence breaking out in the living room]].

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* Near the end of ''Film/GetOut'', ''Film/GetOut2017'', Rose is peacefully listening to music and using her laptop, causing her to nearly [[spoiler:miss the epic violence breaking out in the living room]].
28th Feb '18 6:45:48 AM TomVeil
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* Near the end of ''Film/Get Out'', Rose is peacefully listening to music and using her laptop, causing her to nearly [[spoiler:miss the epic violence breaking out in the living room]].

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* Near the end of ''Film/Get Out'', ''Film/GetOut'', Rose is peacefully listening to music and using her laptop, causing her to nearly [[spoiler:miss the epic violence breaking out in the living room]].
28th Feb '18 6:44:10 AM TomVeil
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* Near the end of ''Film/Get Out'', Rose is peacefully listening to music and using her laptop, causing her to nearly [[spoiler:miss the epic violence breaking out in the living room]].
26th Feb '18 1:52:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the trailer for ''Videogame/DeadIsland2'', the jogger has his ipod set to max volume, so he is completely oblivious to the ZombieApocalypse behind him as he jogs to Pigeon John's "The Bomb". [[spoiler:Since he was already bitten at some point, he quickly becomes part of the ZombieApocalypse.]]

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* In the trailer for ''Videogame/DeadIsland2'', ''VideoGame/DeadIsland2'', the jogger has his ipod set to max volume, so he is completely oblivious to the ZombieApocalypse behind him as he jogs to Pigeon John's "The Bomb". [[spoiler:Since he was already bitten at some point, he quickly becomes part of the ZombieApocalypse.]]]]
* Annaliese's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' has her sitting at her desk during class, staring out the window and listening to music. Erik considers her unapproachable but ends up talking to her anyway. Annaliese uses earbuds instead of headphones, however the trope is used the same way.
21st Feb '18 12:20:56 PM AdelePotter
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* In the season two premier of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', we find out that Captain Holt had to ban headphones from the precinct after "The Gina Incident." We're then shown a flashback of Gina obliviously listening to music and dancing as a brawl between a criminal and a couple cops goes on ''right behind her'' in the middle of the bull pen.
11th Feb '18 9:31:27 PM johnnye
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* Used as a ChekhovsGag in ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri''. The second time it comes up, Dixon;s headphones cause him not to notice [[spoiler:the police station he's in being firebombed]].
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