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23rd Jul '16 1:30:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The third game in the ''{{Enchanter}}'' trilogy, ''Spellbreaker'', featured this in the form of a TwelveCoinsPuzzle.

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* The third game in the ''{{Enchanter}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Enchanter}}'' trilogy, ''Spellbreaker'', featured this in the form of a TwelveCoinsPuzzle.
18th Jul '16 11:02:11 AM ExeloMinish
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'' uses this as a boss fight gimmick. The Royal Rat Vanguard is a rat with a mohawk and a good deal more health than most rats, which would make for a rather underwhelming boss if the battle didn't take place in a dark room packed ''full'' of rats. The fight ends up being less about the usual display of skill and more a desperate attempt to survive a pack of angry rodents long enough to find the one critter that will make all the others leave once dead.
22nd Jun '16 3:50:09 PM feyhunde
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* In [[Literature/HonorHarrington the Honorverse]] Houdini is the plan for the Mesan Alignment to disappear. When it needs to be accelerated, a campaign of terror begins to hide the people disappearing in massive terror attacks, killing thousands each incident to cover the removal of their people. It works out to something like a few hundred civilian deaths per evacuee.
20th Jun '16 12:11:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', when Dave (in the appearance of Professor Madblood) is trapped on Professor Madblood's moon base, he tries to hide out in Madblood's hanger of 15000 robotic duplicates of himself. The real Madblood comes up with a very direct way of dealing with the problem:

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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', when Dave (in the appearance of Professor Madblood) is trapped on Professor Madblood's moon base, he tries to hide out in Madblood's hanger of 15000 robotic duplicates of himself. The real Madblood comes up with a very direct way of dealing with the problem:



* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/a-tale-with-a-riddle-0-4/#.T29xlNm6SuI the husband has to identify his wife among three flowers, all identical.]] [[spoiler:She had visited him the night before to tell him how he could rescue her, and so had no dew on her.]]

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* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/a-tale-with-a-riddle-0-4/#.T29xlNm6SuI the husband has to identify his wife among three flowers, all identical.]] [[spoiler:She had visited him the night before to tell him how he could rescue her, and so had no dew on her.]]
6th Jun '16 4:19:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The plot point mentioned in the ''ReturnToOz'' example originally appeared (slightly differently) in the book ''Ozma of Oz''.
8th May '16 12:40:32 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt'': In one episode, the treasure of the week is a pot of gold and Dastardly and Muttley force two leprechauns to reveal its location. Needing shovels to pick it up, the villains tie a handkerchief to a nearby tree and make the leprechauns promise they won't remove it. When Dastardly and Muttley return with shovels, they find several trees with one identical handkerchief each.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': In [[Recap/WanderOverYonderS2E8TheBattleRoyale "The Battle Royale"]], Wander gets Sourdough the Evil Sandwich out of the way by dropping several other sandwiches on him so it'll take a long time for his servants to find him.
7th May '16 8:10:18 AM PixelKnight
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A variation on HiddenInPlainSight. DoppelgangerSpin is this tactic applied to battle. For hiding ''people'', the equivalents are LostInACrowd, IAmSpartacus or the use of multiple {{Body Double}}s. ShellGame is when a stack of needles is made while a witness watches. PixelHunt is the video game equivalent. SerialKillingsSpecificTarget is when the 'needle' that's being hidden is a specific murder amongst what appears to be the work of a serial killer.

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A variation on HiddenInPlainSight. DoppelgangerSpin is this tactic applied to battle. For hiding ''people'', the equivalents are LostInACrowd, IAmSpartacus or the use of multiple {{Body Double}}s.RingerPloy. ShellGame is when a stack of needles is made while a witness watches. PixelHunt is the video game equivalent. SerialKillingsSpecificTarget is when the 'needle' that's being hidden is a specific murder amongst what appears to be the work of a serial killer.
3rd May '16 12:48:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Harry is initially concerned that Voldemort has done this with his horcruxes, possibly using old tin cans or a boot and making them nearly impossible to find. Dumbledore points out Voldemort's need to be special wouldn't allow him to put them in anything other than valuable, unique objects.

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** Harry is initially concerned that Voldemort has done this with his horcruxes, [[SoulJar Horcruxes]], possibly using an old tin cans can or a boot and making them nearly impossible to find. Dumbledore points out that Voldemort's need to be special narcissism wouldn't allow him to put them store pieces of his soul in anything other than valuable, unique objects.
2nd May '16 2:44:17 PM KatanaCat
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Steven and the Stevens", the legendary glass of time is hidden in an underwater temple filled with dozens of fake timeglasses. Grabing the wrong one causes the windows to vanish, transforming the temple into a DrowningPit. Implied to be a SecretTestofCharacter, as the device is shown to have enormous TimeCrash-inducing potential even in the hands of good-natured Steven. Dozens of alternate Stevens get killed through TemporalParadox -- and each one may have taken an ''[[ExpendableAlternateUniverse entire timeline]]'' with them. [[RewardingInactivity The only winning move was not to play.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Steven and the Stevens", the legendary glass of time is hidden in an underwater temple filled with dozens of fake timeglasses. Grabing Grabbing the wrong one causes the windows to vanish, transforming the temple into a DrowningPit. Implied to be a SecretTestofCharacter, SecretTestOfCharacter, as the device is shown to have enormous TimeCrash-inducing potential even in the hands of good-natured Steven. Dozens of alternate Stevens get killed through TemporalParadox -- and each one may have taken an ''[[ExpendableAlternateUniverse entire timeline]]'' with them. [[RewardingInactivity The only winning move was not to play.]]
2nd May '16 2:21:18 PM KatanaCat
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** * Another episode had Cosmo and Wanda, at one point, search for their wands amongst a bunch of fake wands owned by Tootie.

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** * Another episode had Cosmo and Wanda, at one point, search for their wands amongst a bunch of fake wands owned by Tootie.
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