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5th Jul '17 3:55:27 PM WillKeaton
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* At one pint in the ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' anime, the villain doctors footage of a fight between Metabee and his Kilobot to make it look like Metabee was cheating. The footage of the fight was broadcast live, but due to the doctoring it was delayed a minute. His plot was uncovered when Arika points out to everyone watching that the timestamp on the footage was one minute behind the "actual" time.

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* At one pint point in the ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' anime, the villain doctors footage of a fight between Metabee and his Kilobot to make it look like Metabee was cheating. The footage of the fight was broadcast live, but due to the doctoring it was delayed a minute. His plot was uncovered when Arika points out to everyone watching that the timestamp on the footage was one minute behind the "actual" time.
5th Jul '17 3:53:47 PM WillKeaton
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* At one pint in the ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' anime, the villain doctors footage of a fight between Metabee and his Kilobot to make it look like Metabee was cheating. The footage of the fight was broadcast live, but due to the doctoring it was delayed a minute. His plot was uncovered when Arika points out to everyone watching that the timestamp on the footage was one minute behind the "actual" time.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], before his StartOfDarkness, efficiency expert Temple Fugate has four watches [[note]] Fugate has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk [[/note]]. Being as obsessed with time as he is, it's not that implausible that they have the same time.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], before his StartOfDarkness, efficiency expert Temple Fugate has four watches watches.[[note]] Fugate has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk [[/note]]. desk.[[/note]] Being as obsessed with time as he is, it's not that implausible that they have the same time.
25th Apr '17 2:57:35 PM Tahaneira
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25th Apr '17 2:57:02 PM Tahaneira
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* A plot point in ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime''; Clockmaker's Guild member Jeremy Clockson is able to keep every single clock in his shop synchronized almost perfectly, even ones that rely on animals or plants to operate. He's so obsessed with keeping perfect time that he beat another guild member (possibly to death) for [[BerserkButton deliberately keeping his pocket watch a few minutes fast]]. As it eventually turns out, his ability is due to [[spoiler: his being one of the two son [[TimeyWimeyBall (yes, that is written correctly)]] of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Time]] herself.]]
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18th May '16 2:22:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''CSINewYork''. The 333 killer will time certain events to happen exactly at 3:33, and he can rest assured that's precisely the time Mac's clock will be showing.

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* ''CSINewYork''.''Series/{{CSINY}}''. The 333 killer will time certain events to happen exactly at 3:33, and he can rest assured that's precisely the time Mac's clock will be showing.
9th Apr '16 4:53:57 PM eroock
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* ''Film/HighNoon''. There's a clock prominently displayed in every house in town, and they're all showing the exact time, just so there's no doubt as to how soon the big showdown will take place.
** Justified in this instance, since there's a big clock in the center of town, all the townsfolk can be plausibly believed to be keeping their clocks in sync with it. (TruthInTelevision for most of the world until commercial wireless sets became common.)
8th Nov '15 8:25:11 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', all of the clocks in the game are synced to the in-game clock, and as such, all of them display the exact same time. This is, however, justified in-universe by the fact that the game is set in and around a place called ''Clock Town''. If there's anything you'd expect them to have down to a science, it would be timekeeping.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', all of the clocks in the game are synced to the in-game clock, InUniverseGameClock, and as such, all of them display the exact same time. This is, however, justified in-universe by the fact that the game is set in and around a place called ''Clock Town''. If there's anything you'd expect them to have down to a science, it would be timekeeping.
23rd Oct '15 4:17:34 PM nombretomado
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* In TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask, all of the clocks in the game are synced to the in-game clock, and as such, all of them display the exact same time. This is, however, justified in-universe by the fact that the game is set in and around a place called ''Clock Town''. If there's anything you'd expect them to have down to a science, it would be timekeeping.

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\n* In TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', all of the clocks in the game are synced to the in-game clock, and as such, all of them display the exact same time. This is, however, justified in-universe by the fact that the game is set in and around a place called ''Clock Town''. If there's anything you'd expect them to have down to a science, it would be timekeeping.
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6th Sep '15 10:35:26 AM nombretomado
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* On an episode of ''{{NCIS}}'', the Cyber Vid Character gives the time of his victims' deaths and then broadcasts the murder over the internet. One example is particularly egregious. He lists the time of death as five minutes to midnight. Two clocks were shown when the victim died, and they both showed the precise time, despite the fact that the poison that killed him was administered hours ago. There's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief and then there's this.
** While {{NCIS}} is usually VERY guilty of this kind of stuff, that one actually worked. Both clocks were at the Naval Yard (military base). So it is highly likely the clocks there were actually kept in sync with a standard, especially when the time was very relevant to an ongoing investigation. And, because the killer mostly left the clue for Gibbs, he would have operated according to that time. The perfect timing of the poison is a completely different trope, of course.

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* On an episode of ''{{NCIS}}'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', the Cyber Vid Character gives the time of his victims' deaths and then broadcasts the murder over the internet. One example is particularly egregious. He lists the time of death as five minutes to midnight. Two clocks were shown when the victim died, and they both showed the precise time, despite the fact that the poison that killed him was administered hours ago. There's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief and then there's this.
** While {{NCIS}} ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' is usually VERY guilty of this kind of stuff, that one actually worked. Both clocks were at the Naval Yard (military base). So it is highly likely the clocks there were actually kept in sync with a standard, especially when the time was very relevant to an ongoing investigation. And, because the killer mostly left the clue for Gibbs, he would have operated according to that time. The perfect timing of the poison is a completely different trope, of course.
7th Jul '15 9:15:37 PM Adept
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* One episode of ''DetectiveAcademyQ'' had a deliberate aversion. A television broadcast of people evacuating an enormous department store due to a bomb threat showed the time being fifteen minutes later than the clock on the wall in the room where people were watching the broadcast. [[spoiler: The broadcast was actually coming from a set - since the detectives didn't have enough time to thoroughly search the department store before the bomb went off, they chose instead to trick the already captured bomber into saying where he hid it after he believed it had gone off.]]

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* One episode of ''DetectiveAcademyQ'' ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' had a deliberate aversion. A television broadcast of people evacuating an enormous department store due to a bomb threat showed the time being fifteen minutes later than the clock on the wall in the room where people were watching the broadcast. [[spoiler: The broadcast was actually coming from a set - since the detectives didn't have enough time to thoroughly search the department store before the bomb went off, they chose instead to trick the already captured bomber into saying where he hid it after he believed it had gone off.]]
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