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3rd Jun '18 2:46:09 PM SomberCaelifera
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** It gets very, very odd in the sequel, which has streamlined the loot system to involve only credits, medigel, metals, and research plans. Lootable safes, PDAs, and computers containing credits are everywhere, and the game mechanic that rewards taking the time to hack them open continues to be at odds with immersion. In one of the first planets, you enter a quarantine zone with a lot of empty apartments. Most players loot everything in sight. At one point you can even convince some refugees that you are here to rescue them, then hack their safe while they watch silently. Then you come across some other looters, who you can chastise for being despicable looters. You then proceed to a medical clinic set up for the plague victims. A background character comments on the despicable looters and their despicableness. You can then proceed to swipe valuable metals and medigel from the clinic, all without anyone batting an eyelid. A lampshade hanging is all but expected but never occurs. Perhaps the writers meant to keep this bit of HypocriticalHumor deliciously subtle. You also never get called out for scavenging credits from a ship belonging to the poorest race in the galaxy, even by a member of said race who ''has'' to be on that mission, although given that without your involvement they'd be blowing it out of the sky to protect the rest of the Flotilla, maybe they just feel it's fair payment for services rendered.

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** It gets very, very odd in the sequel, which has streamlined the loot system to involve only credits, medigel, metals, and research plans. Lootable safes, PDAs, [=PDA=]s, and computers containing credits are everywhere, and the game mechanic that rewards taking the time to hack them open continues to be at odds with immersion. In one of the first planets, you enter a quarantine zone with a lot of empty apartments. Most players loot everything in sight. At one point you can even convince some refugees that you are here to rescue them, then hack their safe while they watch silently. Then you come across some other looters, who you can chastise for being despicable looters. You then proceed to a medical clinic set up for the plague victims. A background character comments on the despicable looters and their despicableness. You can then proceed to swipe valuable metals and medigel from the clinic, all without anyone batting an eyelid. A lampshade hanging is all but expected but never occurs. Perhaps the writers meant to keep this bit of HypocriticalHumor deliciously subtle. You also never get called out for scavenging credits from a ship belonging to the poorest race in the galaxy, even by a member of said race who ''has'' to be on that mission, although given that without your involvement they'd be blowing it out of the sky to protect the rest of the Flotilla, maybe they just feel it's fair payment for services rendered.
24th May '18 4:43:32 PM Twiddler
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* Most works of InteractiveFiction require you to steal everything you can find, including most Creator/{{Infocom}} games. However, Infocom's early wordplay-themed game ''VideoGame/NordAndBertCouldntMakeHeadOrTailOfIt'' subverted this in one section: Given a six-pack and a list of "pretenses" (such as "The world is flat" and "2+ 2=5") in a lawful town, the player must "TAKE BEER UNDER FALSE PRETENSES".

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* Most works of InteractiveFiction require you to steal everything you can find, including most Creator/{{Infocom}} games. However, Infocom's early wordplay-themed game ''VideoGame/NordAndBertCouldntMakeHeadOrTailOfIt'' subverted this in one section: Given a six-pack and a list of "pretenses" (such as "The world is flat" and "2+ 2=5") "2+2=5") in a lawful town, the player must "TAKE BEER UNDER FALSE PRETENSES".
24th May '18 4:36:30 PM Twiddler
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* Most works of InteractiveFiction require you to steal everything you can find, including most Creator/{{Infocom}} games. However, Infocom's early wordplay-themed game ''Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It'' subverted this in one section: Given a six-pack and a list of "pretenses" (such as "The world is flat" and "2+ 2=5") in a lawful town, the player must "TAKE BEER UNDER FALSE PRETENSES".

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* Most works of InteractiveFiction require you to steal everything you can find, including most Creator/{{Infocom}} games. However, Infocom's early wordplay-themed game ''Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It'' ''VideoGame/NordAndBertCouldntMakeHeadOrTailOfIt'' subverted this in one section: Given a six-pack and a list of "pretenses" (such as "The world is flat" and "2+ 2=5") in a lawful town, the player must "TAKE BEER UNDER FALSE PRETENSES".
23rd May '18 5:43:53 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Screamers}}''. Jefferson shows so much glee at finding a nuclear mini-missile that Hendricksson guesses correctly that he's disobeyed orders and has it stashed in his gear [[GodzillaThreshold when they're later being swarmed by Screamers]].
-->'''Hendricksson:''' I know you took it, you little thief!
15th May '18 7:23:42 PM jtierney50
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* Haley from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', a necessity as both part of her rogue class and to fund her father's release money. She's so good at it that she once pickpocketed a group of kids who were trying to pickpocket Durkon, getting their wallets ''and'' Durkon's back in the process.

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* Haley from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', a necessity as both part of her rogue class and to fund her father's release money. She's so good at it that she once pickpocketed a group of kids who were trying to pickpocket Durkon, getting their wallets ''and'' Durkon's back in the process. Then again, being based on TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons, almost every member of the party qualifies to some extent.
15th May '18 7:22:49 PM jtierney50
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* Haley from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', a necessity as both part of her rogue class and to fund her father's release money. She's so good at it that she once pickpocketed a group of kids who were trying to pickpocket Durkon, getting their wallets ''and'' Durkon's back in the process.
15th May '18 7:16:09 PM jtierney50
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** This actually kickstarts the plot in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the sequel]], pissing off the population of an entire ''planet'' in the process.

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** This actually kickstarts the plot in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the sequel]], pissing off the population of an entire ''planet'' in the process. And in the climax of ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', he makes a promise that he's going to steal [[spoiler:Bucky's robotic arm]], while fighting off Thanos's forces.
30th Apr '18 11:48:45 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* In ''VideoGame/RavenswordShadowlands'', this is downplayed; you can steal plates and pitchers from [=NPCs=]' houses, and there's also a handful of houses you can break into, but that's about all the game offers in terms of unscrupulous thievery.
7th Apr '18 1:18:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''DoctorWho'': The Doctor sometimes comes across as this, especially certain incarnations (Eleven and Twelve come to mind). He's made off with everything from cups of coffee, to the Master's dematerialization circuit, a swordfish trophy, a euphonium, and a ladder truck. (Not to mention his TARDIS, which likes to think IT stole HIM.)

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* ''DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor sometimes comes across as this, especially certain incarnations (Eleven and Twelve come to mind). He's made off with everything from cups of coffee, to the Master's dematerialization circuit, a swordfish trophy, a euphonium, and a ladder truck. (Not to mention his TARDIS, which likes to think IT stole HIM.)
7th Apr '18 9:38:54 AM analogtime
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** {{Subverted}} with [[CheerfulChild Greg]]. After seeing Mr. Langtree reveal his HiddenHeartOfGold and then go to sleep, Greg's first response was "let's steal his stuff!"--however, this turned out to be a plan to help him. In another episode he and [[AloofBigBrother Wirt]] accidentally break into a seemingly-abandoned house and, when caught, Greg [[ForTheLulz claims that they're burglars]] even as Wirt tries to tell the truth. [[spoilers: All of this is possibly {{Foreshadowing}} for the eventual [[TheReveal reveal]] that he took his "Rock Facts rock" from a neighbor's garden at home and feels terribly guilty that he's a "stealer."]]

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** {{Subverted}} with [[CheerfulChild Greg]]. After seeing Mr. Langtree reveal his HiddenHeartOfGold and then go to sleep, Greg's first response was "let's steal his stuff!"--however, this turned out to be a plan to help him. In another episode he and [[AloofBigBrother Wirt]] accidentally break into a seemingly-abandoned house and, when caught, Greg [[ForTheLulz claims that they're burglars]] even as Wirt tries to tell the truth. [[spoilers: [[spoiler: All of this is possibly {{Foreshadowing}} for the eventual [[TheReveal reveal]] that he took his "Rock Facts rock" from a neighbor's garden at home and feels terribly guilty that he's a "stealer."]]
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