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6th Jul '16 4:32:37 AM HeraldAlberich
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* The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization portrays this from the perspective of the tricked, a guard at Senate. The guard rationalizes his letting the Jedi in by thinking that since the Senate is so secure the Jedi couldn't possibly escape or cause trouble and they're being so reasonable about it that he doesn't want to come off as an unreasonable fellow himself by trying to arrest them just now when it can be done later.

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* The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization portrays this from the perspective of the tricked, a guard at Senate. The guard rationalizes his letting the Jedi in by thinking that since the Senate is so secure the Jedi couldn't possibly escape or cause trouble trouble, and they're being so reasonable about it that he doesn't want to come off as an unreasonable fellow himself by trying to arrest them just now when it can be done later.


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** In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Ben attempts the trick twice against Sand People to avert imminent violence and convince them to release captives. It works the first time against a young warrior, but completely fails to affect their leader A'Yark, forcing Ben to try and reason with her.
30th Jun '16 4:23:21 PM TomWalpertac2
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--> Right. These are not the droids we're looking for.

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--> '''Tony''': Right. These are not the droids we're looking for.
30th Jun '16 4:22:32 PM TomWalpertac2
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** When Team Gibbs is questioning a random hotel desk clerk, he claims the person they are looking for pulled one of these on him.
** In S 12, Ep 8, Gibbs is talking to a "suspect" who didn't do anything wrong. Tony comes in, ready to take their detainee back to Fairfax but Gibbs says no. So tony makes a ShoutOut.

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** When Team Gibbs is questioning a random hotel desk clerk, he said clerk claims the person they are looking for pulled one of these on him.him. Including [[LampshadeHanging dropping the trope name]].
** In S 12, Ep 8, Gibbs is talking to a "suspect" who didn't do anything wrong. Tony comes in, ready to take their detainee back to Fairfax but Gibbs says no. So tony Tony makes a ShoutOut.
30th Jun '16 4:17:23 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': When Team Gibbs is questioning a random hotel desk clerk, he claims the person they are looking for pulled one of these on him.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': These pop up now and then. With Tony being a pop culture fan and somewhat GenreSavvy, he can be a big source.
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When Team Gibbs is questioning a random hotel desk clerk, he claims the person they are looking for pulled one of these on him.him.
** In S 12, Ep 8, Gibbs is talking to a "suspect" who didn't do anything wrong. Tony comes in, ready to take their detainee back to Fairfax but Gibbs says no. So tony makes a ShoutOut.
--> Right. These are not the droids we're looking for.
26th Jun '16 3:51:45 PM TomWalpertac2
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Note that this trope is named after a scene from ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is frequently parodied. Usually, a blockhead with no special powers is detained by the police, he waves his hand in Obi-Wan style, and the police reacts with something like "[[FlatWhat What?]] [[RealityEnsues Shoot to kill]]!". That is '''NOT''' an example of this trope, that just a ShoutOut to Star Wars. Help to prevent TropeDecay.

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Note that this trope is named after a scene from ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is frequently parodied. Usually, a blockhead with no special powers is detained by the police, he waves his hand in Obi-Wan style, and the police reacts with something like "[[FlatWhat What?]] [[RealityEnsues Shoot to kill]]!". That is '''NOT''' an example of this trope, that that's just a ShoutOut to Star Wars. Help to prevent TropeDecay.
21st May '16 11:58:20 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': When Team Gibbs is questioning a random hotel desk clerk, he claims the person they are looking for pulled one of these on him.
21st May '16 7:25:40 AM cricri3007
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*** At one point in the sequel, you can attempt it on Toydarian dock worker to convince him you are authorized to land here. It doesn't work.
19th May '16 9:50:46 AM GrigorII
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Note that this trope is named after a scene from ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is frequently parodied. Usually, a blockhead with no special powers is detained by the police, he waves his hand in Obi-Wan style, and the police reacts with something like "[[FlatWhat What?]] [[RealityEnsues Shoot to kill]]!". That is '''NOT''' an example of this trope, that just a ShoutOut to Star Wars. Help to prevent TropeDecay.
19th May '16 2:26:58 AM shawn_allen
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** His power, though, comes across literally. For example, he tells Trish, "Put a bullet in your skull," meaning "kill yourself." Fortunately, she had used up all her ammunition so she winds up trying to shove a spent bullet into her brain. Jessica manages to convince her that placing a bullet in her mouth literally interprets the order.
28th Apr '16 3:52:10 AM TomWalpertac2
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* Luke uses the trick successfully in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' on Jabba the Hutt's majordomo, but fails when he tries to influence Jabba himself; explained in the ExpandedUniverse as Hutts, one and all (but particularly the successful ones like Jabba), having the opposite of a weak mind.



* Luke uses the trick successfully in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' on Jabba the Hutt's majordomo, but fails when he tries to influence Jabba himself; explained in the ExpandedUniverse as Hutts, one and all (but particularly the successful ones like Jabba), having the opposite of a weak mind.
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