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8th Apr '18 11:35:38 PM Hemma
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If the scene is tailored for a character's specific skills, it is ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman.
2nd Apr '18 3:30:51 AM GoblinCipher
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* The second Literature/TheLaundryFiles novel, 'The Jennifer Morgue'', revolves around villains [[spoiler:and the Laundry itself]] using NarrativeCausality as a weapon. Bob Howard the hacker is naturally locked in a room with a working computer system, since the villain had to [[BondVillainStupidity follow the script]] for the plan to work. Bob [[WrongGenreSavvy assumes]] that this is because he's been cast as Franchise/JamesBond. [[spoiler: [[GirlOfTheWeek He hasn't been]].]]

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* The second Literature/TheLaundryFiles novel, 'The ''The Jennifer Morgue'', revolves around villains [[spoiler:and the Laundry itself]] using NarrativeCausality as a weapon. Bob Howard the hacker is naturally locked in a room with a working computer system, since the villain had to [[BondVillainStupidity follow the script]] for the plan to work. Bob [[WrongGenreSavvy assumes]] that this is because he's been cast as Franchise/JamesBond. [[spoiler: [[GirlOfTheWeek He hasn't been]].]]
2nd Apr '18 3:30:23 AM GoblinCipher
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* The second Literature/TheLaundryFiles novel, 'The Jennifer Morgue'', revolves around villains [[spoiler:and the Laundry itself]] using NarrativeCausality as a weapon. Bob Howard the hacker is naturally locked in a room with a working computer system, since the villain had to [[BondVillainStupidity follow the script]] for the plan to work. Bob [[WrongGenreSavvy assumes]] that this is because he's been cast as Franchise/JamesBond. [[spoiler: [[GirlOfTheWeek He hasn't been]].]]
2nd Apr '18 3:21:46 AM GoblinCipher
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* This has happened who knows how many times in ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics. It's usually Mickey or Hewey, Dewey and Louie who figure out the way to escape. Often it's just the old "grind the rope against something" thing, but there are also more imaginative examples such as Mickey's "combining salpetre from cave walls with ground-up oxygen pills to make an explosive".

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* This has happened who knows how many times in ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics. It's usually Mickey or Hewey, Dewey Huey, Dewey, and Louie who figure out the way to escape. Often it's just the old "grind the rope against something" thing, but there are also more imaginative examples such as Mickey's "combining salpetre from cave walls with ground-up oxygen pills to make an explosive".
28th Jan '18 5:45:42 PM foxley
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This entry was inspired by the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Road Not Taken", where [=MacGyver=] and his GirlOfTheWeek (actually one of his many ex-girlfriends) were locked in a building somewhere in SE Asia and the room contained everything they could possibly ask for to make an escape and beat the bad guys.

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This entry was inspired by the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Road Not Taken", where [=MacGyver=] and his GirlOfTheWeek (actually one of his many ex-girlfriends) were locked in a building somewhere in SE Asia and the room contained everything they could possibly ask for to make an escape and beat the bad guys.



* There are several other ''Series/MacGyver'' examples. It even gets lampshaded in ''Series/MacGyver2016''. When Mac gets put into protective custody by his boss, Thornton has all the furnishings of the room he's locked into removed first, claiming that if they left him a chair, he'd somehow turn it into a cannon (which Mac objects to on the grounds that [[ComicallyMissingThePoint he'd also need some kind of propellant to make a cannon]]). Mac then proceeded to break out using some wire pulled out of the ceiling and an electrical outlet.

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* There are several other ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' examples. It even gets lampshaded in ''Series/MacGyver2016''. When Mac gets put into protective custody by his boss, Thornton has all the furnishings of the room he's locked into removed first, claiming that if they left him a chair, he'd somehow turn it into a cannon (which Mac objects to on the grounds that [[ComicallyMissingThePoint he'd also need some kind of propellant to make a cannon]]). Mac then proceeded to break out using some wire pulled out of the ceiling and an electrical outlet.
12th Oct '17 1:06:18 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} Ringworld's Children]]'', Tunesmith (a super-intelligent Night Person protector) is smart enough to lock Luis Wu out of the stepping disk system in order to keep Luis from escaping, but somehow didn't think it important to lock Luis out of the autokitchen menu. So naturally Luis orders sushi from the autokitchen, a meal that is dispensed alongside a pair of hardwood chopsticks... which Luis promptly uses to hack his way into the stepping disk system and escape.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} Ringworld's Children]]'', ''Literature/RingworldsChildren'', Tunesmith (a super-intelligent Night Person protector) is smart enough to lock Luis Wu out of the stepping disk system in order to keep Luis from escaping, but somehow didn't think it important to lock Luis out of the autokitchen menu. So naturally Luis orders sushi from the autokitchen, a meal that is dispensed alongside a pair of hardwood chopsticks... which Luis promptly uses to hack his way into the stepping disk system and escape.
11th Oct '17 5:29:32 PM RallyBot2
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** A team of supervillains hired to assassinate Tony ambushed him while he was visiting a ''junkyard full of abandoned machinery''. One villain even pointed out the idiocy of attacking Tony there since Tony is a well-known GadgeteerGenius who designs high-tech weapons for a living.

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** A In ''Iron Man: Legacy'', a team of supervillains hired by Geoffrey Wilder to assassinate Tony ambushed him while he was visiting a ''junkyard full of abandoned machinery''. One villain even pointed out the idiocy of attacking Tony there since Tony is a well-known GadgeteerGenius who designs high-tech weapons for a living. This story was a flashback set while Tony still had his SecretIdentity, so the villains were merely stupid, not suicidal.
12th Aug '17 4:13:52 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Manga/GundamSEEDAstray'', the heroes are locked in a weapons testing dome by a CorruptCorporateExecutive trying to force them to sell their [[SuperPrototype Gundam]]. Fortunately, they had said Gundam and a pile of salvaged HumongousMecha with them at the time. So they cobble together a power converter out of the parts, and hook up a Beam Sword to the facility's own power supply so they'd have the power to cut their way out.

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* In ''Manga/GundamSEEDAstray'', the heroes are ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'', protagonist Lowe Guele (who's practically a genius-level mechanical engineer) gets locked in a weapons testing dome by a CorruptCorporateExecutive trying to force them him to sell their his [[SuperPrototype Gundam]]. Fortunately, they had said Gundam and Astray Red Frame]]. Besides the Red Frame, he has a whole pile of salvaged HumongousMecha with them at parts he was looking to sell when the time. So they cobble deal went south. Needless to say, Lowe manages to get out by cobbling together a power converter out of the parts, and hook up a Beam Sword using it to channel the facility's own power supply into his beam saber so they'd have he could cut his way through the power to cut their way out.reinforced walls.
26th Jul '17 7:57:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the Haven Hive arc of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' with Lt. Ventura -- Major Murtaugh tried to be GenreSavvy and not have the "[[PuppyDogEyes helpless-with-the-big-eyes]]" looking girl guarded by a human that might be swayed by it. She didn't even ask the prisoner's name and couldn't have known that allowing the genius roboticist with [[TheDreaded widely known and feared reputation]] among robots time alone with a robot and the AI controlling the spacecraft means the next phrase a human being will hear from her will be [[spoiler:"get off my ship"]]. The incredulous tone Ventura used at the suggestion of guarding her with a robot might have been a tip-off; her captor apparently misinterpreted it as the tone of voice one might use to say "You're posting '''five''' guards to my cell?" as opposed to the disbelief of a child over being locked in a cell made of caramel.

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* In the Haven Hive arc of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' with Lt. Ventura -- Major Murtaugh tried to be GenreSavvy and not have the "[[PuppyDogEyes helpless-with-the-big-eyes]]" looking girl guarded by a human that might be swayed by it. She didn't even ask the prisoner's name and couldn't have known that allowing the genius roboticist with [[TheDreaded widely known and feared reputation]] among robots time alone with a robot and the AI controlling the spacecraft means the next phrase a human being will hear from her will be [[spoiler:"get off my ship"]]. The incredulous tone Ventura used at the suggestion of guarding her with a robot might have been a tip-off; her captor apparently misinterpreted it as the tone of voice one might use to say "You're posting '''five''' guards to my cell?" as opposed to the disbelief of a child over being locked in a cell made of caramel.
4th Jul '17 4:23:37 AM Bissek
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* There are several other ''Series/MacGyver'' examples. It even gets lampshaded in ''Series/MacGyver2016''. When Mac gets put into protective custody by his boss, Thornton has all the furnishings of the room he's locked into removed first, claiming that if they left him a chair, he'd somehow turn it into a cannon. Mac then proceeded to break out using some wire pulled out of the ceiling and an electrical outlet.

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* There are several other ''Series/MacGyver'' examples. It even gets lampshaded in ''Series/MacGyver2016''. When Mac gets put into protective custody by his boss, Thornton has all the furnishings of the room he's locked into removed first, claiming that if they left him a chair, he'd somehow turn it into a cannon.cannon (which Mac objects to on the grounds that [[ComicallyMissingThePoint he'd also need some kind of propellant to make a cannon]]). Mac then proceeded to break out using some wire pulled out of the ceiling and an electrical outlet.
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