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20th Jul '16 1:50:08 PM Quanyails
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', where Timmy, Chester, and AJ are sent to a military school, [[RaceAgainstTheClock they have to run an obstical course in 60 seconds, or their stuff (including Cosmo and Wanda) will be destroyed]]. When they get to a wall-climb, there's only 15 seconds left on the clock, not enough time to climb it and make it to the end. AJ presents a faster alternative - walking ''around'' the wall.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', where Timmy, Chester, and AJ are sent to a military school, [[RaceAgainstTheClock they have to run an obstical obstacle course in 60 seconds, or their stuff (including Cosmo and Wanda) will be destroyed]]. When they get to a wall-climb, there's only 15 seconds left on the clock, not enough time to climb it and make it to the end. AJ presents a faster alternative - walking ''around'' the wall.
20th Jul '16 1:46:21 PM Quanyails
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* This occurs at the end of the final boss battle in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. It turns out that the new physics warping gels all wash off in minimal amounts of water. ''You'' knew that, because it was required to know for previous puzzles. The boss wasn't around for that part, and thus [[spoiler: Wheatley lampshades how much easier it would have been for him to win if he'd known that ahead of time]].

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* This occurs at the end of the final boss battle in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. It turns out that the new physics warping physics-warping gels all wash off in minimal amounts of water. ''You'' knew that, because it was required to know for previous puzzles. The boss wasn't around for that part, and thus [[spoiler: Wheatley lampshades how much easier it would have been for him to win if he'd known that ahead of time]].
20th Jul '16 1:41:53 PM Quanyails
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the heroes have to fight a mystical creature,[[spoiler: a basilisk]], and outsmart it by [[spoiler: Ward blindfolding himself to avoid its gaze and distracting it, while Oreg uses magic to subdue it - they could kill it, but think it's too rare and beautiful to just kill it.]] Wizards and magical runes failed to have the desired effect. Oreg points out that the monster would, if they didn't take care of it, [[RealityEnsues just die in the cold, as it is not used to the climate where it is at the moment.]] Nothing is magical enough to not be affected by a ''really'' cold winter.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the heroes have to fight a mystical creature,[[spoiler: a creature, [[spoiler:a basilisk]], and outsmart it by [[spoiler: Ward blindfolding himself to avoid its gaze and distracting it, while Oreg uses magic to subdue it - they could kill it, but think it's too rare and beautiful to just kill it.]] Wizards and magical runes failed to have the desired effect. Oreg points out that the monster would, if they didn't take care of it, [[RealityEnsues just die in the cold, as it is not used to the climate where it is at the moment.]] Nothing is magical enough to not be affected by a ''really'' cold winter.
20th Jul '16 1:39:43 PM Quanyails
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* When Harry, Hermione, and Ginny were investigating what happened on Halloween 1981 in https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5604382/1/The-Accidental-Bond, they noted a lot of issues with why Sirius (supposedly) betrayed the Potters. Harry's response to try and figure out the issues: Owl Sirius and ask him.

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* When Harry, Hermione, and Ginny were investigating what happened on Halloween 1981 in https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5604382/1/The-Accidental-Bond, net/s/5604382/1/The-Accidental-Bond The Accidental Bond]]'', they noted a lot of issues with why Sirius (supposedly) betrayed the Potters. Harry's response to try and figure out the issues: Owl Sirius and ask him.
20th Jul '16 1:38:53 PM Quanyails
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-1/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', the titular character suggests dealing with [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Acathla]] permanently by using power tools to cut off the portion of the sword sticking out of it's body. That way, no one can ever remove the sword and unseal it again.

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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-1/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', the titular character suggests dealing with [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Acathla]] permanently by using power tools to cut off the portion of the sword sticking out of it's its body. That way, no one can ever remove the sword and unseal it again.
27th Jun '16 7:09:30 AM KrspaceT
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* When Harry, Hermione, and Ginny were investigating what happened on Halloween 1981 in https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5604382/1/The-Accidental-Bond, they noted a lot of issues with why Sirius (supposedly) betrayed the Potters. Harry's response to try and figure out the issues: Owl Sirius and ask him.
26th Jun '16 10:42:12 AM TheWanderer
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* The main characters of ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'' are a group of corporate security experts who get up in actual espionage, and they regularly zigzag this trope. Sometimes they rely on their intelligence gathering skills and high tech abilities, and sometimes they defeat tight security through SocialEngineering and very simple methods. In one case they find that a door they need to get through has just had a keypad installed on it. MissionControl goes through a long and complicated explanation of something technical that may defeat the keypad. The guy staring at the door says that he'll give it a shot... and then subsequently kicks the door in.


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* Attempted in hybrid webcomic/browser game ''WebComic/DemonThesis''. At the conclusion of the introductory arc of the game, Val attempts to smash the [[ArtifactOfDoom stone totem from another dimension]] with a pickax. The pickax shatters into pieces and the totem doesn't get a scratch on it. Lampshaded afterward by Alain, who says:
-->C'mon, you've read ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. You thought it'd be that easy?
21st Jun '16 12:58:11 PM TheSinful
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* A number of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' stories that cover the Triwizard Tournament will have someone get around Dumbledore's Age Line using a simple method such as throwing a piece of parchment with their name in from beyond the line or paying someone else to enter their name for them.
17th Jun '16 3:24:20 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''Videogame/OneNightAtFlumptys 2'' has the Redman, who appears as a pop-up with a timer, a timer in which he will crash your laptop and kill you soon thereafter. How do you stop his advance? Simple -- just click the cancel button.
13th Jun '16 5:28:29 PM SpocktorWho
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** In ''[[Recap/SupernaturalS05E21TwoMinutesToMidnight Two Minutes to Midnight]]'', Castiel is unable to teleport, due to [[spoiler:finally losing the last of his angelic powers, and essentially becoming human.]] He still goes to help the Winchesters though, which leads to this exchange:
--->'''Pestilence:''' How did you get here?
--->'''Castiel:''' I took the bus.
** In another episode, Bobby discovers that a good way to (albeit temporarily) kill a Leviathian is to... [[spoiler:chop its head off.]]
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