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11th May '18 4:18:36 AM foxley
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* In ''Series/{{Harrow}}'', the key to Harrow's locked case of antique surgical instruments (which is central to the first season's resolution) is sitting in the key slot of a windup toy that is sitting on his desk.
11th Apr '18 2:07:04 PM MikeW
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* The acclaimed ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimobo'' arc "Grasscutter" has Usagi discovering the fabled sword, whose owner can lay claim to the throne of Japan. Knowing that the possession of the sword could instigate a civil war, Usagi has to keep it safe. In "Grasscutter II," Usagi hits upon the genius notion of traveling to a town where an exact replica of the sword is kept in a temple for visitors to see. By switching the real Grasscutter with the fake, Usagi will ensure the blade is forever safe by being totally in the public eye.

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* The acclaimed ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimobo'' ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' arc "Grasscutter" has Usagi discovering the fabled sword, whose owner can lay claim to the throne of Japan. Knowing that the possession of the sword could instigate a civil war, Usagi has to keep it safe. In "Grasscutter II," Usagi hits upon the genius notion of traveling to a town where an exact replica of the sword is kept in a temple for visitors to see. By switching the real Grasscutter with the fake, Usagi will ensure the blade is forever safe by being totally in the public eye.
11th Apr '18 2:06:25 PM MikeW
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* The acclaimed ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimobo'' arc "Grasscutter" has Usagi discovering the fabled sword, whose owner can lay claim to the throne of Japan. Knowing that the possession of the sword could instigate a civil war, Usagi has to keep it safe. In "Grasscutter II," Usagi hits upon the genius notion of traveling to a town where an exact replica of the sword is kept in a temple for visitors to see. By switching the real Grasscutter with the fake, Usagi will ensure the blade is forever safe by being totally in the public eye.
11th Apr '18 2:04:02 PM MikeW
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* The Jack Higgins thriller ''Night of the Fox'' (later adapted into a movie) has OSS agent Harry Martineau posing as an SS officer for a mission in the Jersey Islands. When Field Marshall Erwin Rommel comes for a surprise inspection, Harry decides to kill him to aid the Allied war effort. But he's naturally thrown when he suddenly hears Rommel uttering a Jewish phrase while in private. Held at gunpoint, the truth comes out: Rommel is meeting with German generals in a plot against Hitler and to cover himself has lookalike Corporal Eric Berger posing as him. But Berger was killed three years earlier with his family in a bombing raid. The man before Harry is Heini Baum, a Jewish actor who was on the run when he found Berger's body, with call-up papers in the pocket. As crazy as it sounded, Baum sums it up: "what better place for a Jew to hide but in the German army?"
6th Apr '18 3:21:52 AM YeOldeLuke
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* During the StealthBasedMission in ''VideoGame/Gamer2'', Hailey hides from zombies by standing under red lights the same shade as her fur.
20th Mar '18 4:15:47 PM IdeaMaster
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* In ''VideeoGame/FireEmblemFates'', if you take the ''Revelation'' path, In Chapter 14 ''Orders'', when Iago and Hans are talking about how Corrin's slow-growing army, what they don't notice is that [[TheBabyOfTheBunch Elise]] is eavesdropping from behind a wall pole.
30th Jan '18 7:56:32 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', Kubo finds a legendary sword deep in a cavern and its corresponding legendary armor at the bottom of a lake. Kubo spends the longest time searching for the helmet to complete the set and ultimately finds it [[spoiler:as the bell rung every morning in the village near where he lives.]] Though this trope applying DID slow Kubo down a lot, he would have found it sooner had [[spoiler:the Moon King not appeared in his dreams to deliberately mislead him.]]
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27th Jan '18 1:36:58 AM foxley
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* In one episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', a toy shop owner is questioned by criminals as to the location of some gold they had him smuggle when he snuck across the Berlin Wall some years earlier. The gold is prominently displayed in the toy shop window - as a set of painted model soldiers, which up until that point everyone had assumed to be lead.

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* In one episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', a toy shop owner is questioned by criminals as to the location of some gold they had him smuggle when he snuck across the Berlin Wall some years earlier. The gold is prominently displayed in the toy shop window - as a set of painted model soldiers, which up until that point everyone had assumed to be lead.
14th Jan '18 12:44:53 AM Mullane
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* In ''Film/DownPeriscope'', the crew of the USS ''Stingray'' are forced to resort to this during their first encounter with the USS ''Orlando''. Since the ''Orlando'' has already detected them, they can't just go into the SilentRunningMode. Instead, Dodge has the sub surface and the mast raised with lights on it, while the crew is doing the opposite of "running silent" by drunkenly singing "Louie Louie". Since the crew of the ''Orlando'' hasn't been told that their war game opponent is a diesel sub, they assume that the diesel-running target they picked up was a fishing boat. The boat's profile in the stormy night (it helps that UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era subs looked more like ships that could dive than modern cucumber-shaped subs) and the singing convince them. Knowing that ItOnlyWorksOnce, they try other tricks later. Another variant they get away with is when they do get caught during silent running and the radar man walks around the ship doing whale calls.

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* In ''Film/DownPeriscope'', the crew of the USS ''Stingray'' are forced to resort to this during their first encounter with the USS ''Orlando''. Since the ''Orlando'' has already detected them, they can't just go into the SilentRunningMode. Instead, Dodge has the sub surface and the mast periscope raised with lights on it, while the crew is doing the opposite of "running silent" by drunkenly singing "Louie Louie". Since the crew of the ''Orlando'' hasn't been told that their war game opponent is a diesel sub, they assume that the diesel-running target they picked up was a fishing boat. The boat's profile in the stormy night (it helps that UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era subs looked more like ships that could dive than modern cucumber-shaped subs) and the singing convince them. Knowing that ItOnlyWorksOnce, they try other tricks later. Another variant they get away with is when they do get caught during silent running and the radar man sonarman walks around the ship doing whale calls.
9th Jan '18 6:18:01 PM danlansdowne
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** In "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim", a Poirot short story, the titular character finds the perfect place to hide: [[spoiler: in prison. He robbed his own safe to frame a visiting businessman for the theft and his own murder, disguised himself as a petty thief, and got himself arrested, thinking nobody would look for a missing man in prison.]]
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