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28th Feb '17 9:05:20 PM iowaforever
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** The trope is done more seriously in season 12; to reach SArge, Donut, Lopez and Wash, the rest of the Blood Gulch Crew cause a little havoc in the military base. After some exposition is delivered, Simmons realizes that everything has gone quiet; what happened to the alarms?

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** The trope is done more seriously in season 12; to reach SArge, Sarge, Donut, Lopez and Wash, the rest of the Blood Gulch Crew cause a little havoc in the military base. After some exposition is delivered, Simmons realizes that everything has gone quiet; what happened to the alarms?
23rd Feb '17 12:51:57 PM Mdumas43073
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[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/GhostInTheShellArise http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tooquiet2_9408.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:But it must have been quite noisy at one stage!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:But [[caption-width-right:320:But it must have been quite noisy at one stage!]]
15th Jan '17 6:34:08 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': In the season 2 finale, Mike is on a hilltop with a rifle, preparing to take out Hector Salamanca. The bugs and insects go mysteriously quiet right before his car alarm is set off by a shadowy individual, tipping off Mike that someone knows where he's hiding.
11th Jan '17 3:30:38 PM TheSinful
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* While on his way to his new swordsman instructor in ''[[http://anime.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600055434&chapter=3 Fate/Gamer Night]]'' Shirou suddenly notes that the forest is silent, made even worse because while trekking through the forest he'd gained the abilities Sense the Unnatural and Sense Presence. Then his Sense Presence alerts him that there's someone standing only a few inches behind him.
7th Jan '17 3:43:21 PM BattleMaster
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Shepard gives a callback to Tali's line in ME1 if he romanced her, offering to find her someplace noisier if she still thinks the engine room is too quiet. The third party member will have either a TooMuchInformation reaction (if they weren't in the previous game and therefore didn't know that Shepard and Tali had hooked up) or GetARoom (if they did already know).
8th Dec '16 4:18:01 PM shawnvw
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* ''PersonOfInterest''. In "The Day The World Went Away", Reese and Fusco go to a office that they suspect is a front for criminal activity. After a few minutes in a waiting room, Reese says "What to you hear?" Fusco responds "Nothing." They realize the busy office has been evacuated, just before the hit squad arrives for them.
7th Dec '16 7:25:35 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Brynden Tully does not like the silence settling over the Bloody Gate, rightly fearing that the Vale clans may be planning something. [[spoiler:Fortunately, they are actually planning to leave for the North, following Ned's call to arms.]]
9th Nov '16 11:55:25 AM tentakkelbj0rn
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* This first developed from the fact that natural background noise in the wilderness will disappear when the animals making the noise are alerted to intruders. If you are in the woods, and everything suddenly goes quiet, it is a safe bet that [[ParanoiaFuel you are not alone]].
** Inverted if you're hiking in bear country, in which case ''you'' being "too quiet" is more likely to get you killed, because you might unintentionally startle one into attacking.
*** Applies to gorillas too. There's a documentary on gorillas where the documenteers constantly cleared their throats when they thought they might be near by, because apparently it's "good manners" for gorillas to grunt constantly when approaching another troop so as not to startle them by suddenly appearing.
*** That probably applies with most animals, even domesticated and fairly placid ones. One of the first rules of handling horses is to make sure they don't suddenly get spooked because you've accidentally snuck up on them, and try to avoid walking in their blind spot for the same reason.
** This applies to the ocean as well. Scuba divers have been warned to take note if all the fish disappear, as there's a good chance that they're fleeing a a predator--a shark, a giant squid, etc.

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* This first developed from the fact that natural background noise in the wilderness will disappear when the animals making the noise are alerted to intruders. If you are in the woods, and everything suddenly goes quiet, it is a safe bet that [[ParanoiaFuel you are not alone]].
** Inverted if you're hiking in bear country, in which case ''you'' being "too quiet" is more likely to get you killed, because you might unintentionally startle one into attacking.
*** Applies to gorillas too. There's a documentary on gorillas where the documenteers constantly cleared their throats when they thought they might be near by, because apparently it's "good manners" for gorillas to grunt constantly when approaching another troop so as not to startle them by suddenly appearing.
*** That probably applies with most animals, even domesticated and fairly placid ones. One of the first rules of handling horses is to make sure they don't suddenly get spooked because you've accidentally snuck up on them, and try to avoid walking in their blind spot for the same reason.
** This applies to the ocean as well.
alone]]. Scuba divers have been are also warned to take note if all the fish disappear, as there's a good chance that they're fleeing a a predator--a shark, a giant squid, etc.
21st Oct '16 10:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* JosefStalin demanded that no one around him ever walk quietly, because he was very paranoid about possible assassination. [[ProperlyParanoid Five assassination attempts could have something to do with that]].

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* JosefStalin UsefulNotes/JosefStalin demanded that no one around him ever walk quietly, because he was very paranoid about possible assassination. [[ProperlyParanoid Five assassination attempts could have something to do with that]].
8th Oct '16 9:02:46 AM nighttrainfm
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* Happens twice in the 2003 ''[[TMNT2003 Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon. The first time it's Leo who says it, and Mikey (who spends most of the episode trying to come up with cool lines) lampshades it by wondering how Leo makes it work. Mikey says it himself a few episodes later, and immediately adds that [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat he'd always wanted to say it]].

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* Happens twice ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'':
** Leo says it
in the 2003 ''[[TMNT2003 Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon. The first time it's Leo who says it, Garbageman episode, and Mikey (who spends most of the episode trying to come up with cool lines) lampshades it by wondering how Leo makes it work. work.
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Mikey says it himself a few episodes later, and immediately adds that [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat he'd always wanted to say it]].
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