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13th Nov '16 3:11:24 PM StFan
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Compare ChekhovsGun. PerceptionFilter may be an in-universe related trope. See also MetafictionalDevice. In video games, InterfaceScrew may qualify as a Ninja Prop, especially when the game simulates effects from external sources/other programs. In Comics, FrameBreak is the most common form of this trope. A HarshWordImpact may also be this.

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Compare ChekhovsGun. PerceptionFilter may be an in-universe related trope. See also A subtrope of MetafictionalDevice. In video games, InterfaceScrew may qualify as a Ninja Prop, especially when the game simulates effects from external sources/other programs. In Comics, FrameBreak is the most common form of this trope. A HarshWordImpact may also be this.



* [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]] speaks in pink speech bubbles, an homage to her inspiration Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}, who speaks in yellow. When Gwen consults Comicbook/DoctorStrange, he grabs one of her speech bubbles and shows it to her, explaining that the coloration is a sort of "cosmic accent" indicating that she's from a different universe.

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* [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]] speaks in pink speech bubbles, an homage to her inspiration Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}, who speaks in yellow. When Gwen consults Comicbook/DoctorStrange, ComicBook/DoctorStrange, he grabs one of her speech bubbles and shows it to her, explaining that the coloration is a sort of "cosmic accent" indicating that she's from a different universe.



* An [[SurrealHorror astoundingly creepy]] Ninja Prop can be found in the ''P.T.'' teaser for ''VideoGame/SilentHills''. At the game's start YouWakeUpInARoom that's mostly dark and hear strange vaguely-philosophical rambling, and you're left to assume it was the PlayerCharacter's internal narration. Once you get a flashlight and go back to the room, shining a light on the darkened corner shows it was actually coming from an in-world source -- [[spoiler:specifically, a [[MindScrew bloody paper bag]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/SilentHills'':
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An [[SurrealHorror astoundingly creepy]] Ninja Prop can be found in the ''P.T.'' teaser for ''VideoGame/SilentHills''.teaser. At the game's start YouWakeUpInARoom that's mostly dark and hear strange vaguely-philosophical rambling, and you're left to assume it was the PlayerCharacter's internal narration. Once you get a flashlight and go back to the room, shining a light on the darkened corner shows it was actually coming from an in-world source -- [[spoiler:specifically, a [[MindScrew bloody paper bag]].]]



* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'': You don't see face of the main character, you don't hear his voice. It's okay, many {{Visual Novel}}s are like that... Then comes TheReveal.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'': ''VisualNovel/Ever17'': You don't see face of the main character, you don't hear his voice. It's okay, many {{Visual Novel}}s are like that... Then comes TheReveal.



* In addition to [[NoFourthWall talking to the creator through the comic's "camera,"]] [[Webcomic/LeastICouldDo Rayne Summers]] [[MediumAwareness can see the title]] of his comic -- and is aware of the rather severe punishment afforded to anyone who performs an accidental TitleDrop.

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* ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'': In addition to [[NoFourthWall talking to the creator through the comic's "camera,"]] [[Webcomic/LeastICouldDo Rayne Summers]] Summers [[MediumAwareness can see the title]] of his comic -- and is aware of the rather severe punishment afforded to anyone who performs an accidental TitleDrop.
12th Nov '16 5:09:10 PM intastiel
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And thus is named the Ninja Prop. You didn't see it coming, because you were actively ignoring it as just a necessary part of the medium.

Compare ChekhovsGun. Sometimes invokes MediumAwareness. PerceptionFilter may be an in-universe related trope. See also MetafictionalDevice. In videogames, InterfaceScrew may qualify as a Ninja Prop, especially when the game simulates effects from external sources/other programs. In Comics, FrameBreak is the most common form of this trope. A HarshWordImpact may also be this.

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And thus is named the Ninja Prop. You didn't see it coming, because you were actively ignoring it as just a necessary part of the medium.

medium. Characters with MediumAwareness may do this intentionally as a means of ExploitingTheFourthWall.

Compare ChekhovsGun. Sometimes invokes MediumAwareness. PerceptionFilter may be an in-universe related trope. See also MetafictionalDevice. In videogames, video games, InterfaceScrew may qualify as a Ninja Prop, especially when the game simulates effects from external sources/other programs. In Comics, FrameBreak is the most common form of this trope. A HarshWordImpact may also be this.



* Nemen Yi from ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' uses the page dividers (gutters) [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0228.html as a throwing weapon.]]

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* Nemen Yi from ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' uses the page dividers (gutters) chunks of panel border [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0228.html as a throwing weapon.]]weapons]] while ExploitingTheFourthWall to reach between panels.
11th Nov '16 6:14:23 AM Snicka
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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':
** After having performed an IndyHatRoll, the heroes find themselves surrounded by Spaceball guards. Then an officer comes to gloat, but he realizes with dismay that the guards have instead captured their ''stunt doubles''.
** During the fight between Lone Star and Dark Helmet, Helmet swings his Schwartz back and hits a member of the movie crew.

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* This is something of a trademark of Creator/MelBrooks, as he uses it in many of his movies:
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''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':
** *** After having performed an IndyHatRoll, the heroes find themselves surrounded by Spaceball guards. Then an officer comes to gloat, but he realizes with dismay that the guards have instead captured their ''stunt doubles''.
** *** During the fight between Lone Star and Dark Helmet, Helmet swings his Schwartz back and hits a member of the movie crew.crew.
** In the climactic duel of ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' between Robin and the Sheriff, at one point Robin misses a thrust and goes through a "tower window", which accidentally skewers a stage-hand's hotdog. He awkwardly apologizes and returns it, and the fight continues as if nothing happened.
** Also used in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' to spectacular effect. [[spoiler:The epic climax eventually spills off the set into the rest of the studio where the film was being shot, with the brawl entering the set of a musical, the cafeteria (where it turns into a [[PieInTheFace pie fight]]), the studio tour, and eventually the streets of Burbank. It culminates in Hedley Lamarr trying to escape the film by taking a taxi to the premiere of ''Blazing Saddles'' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre... only to find, while watching the film, that Bart has followed him there.]]



* As an obvious ShoutOut to the ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' example above, being done by the [[Creator/MelBrooks same director]]: in the climactic duel of ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' between Robin and the Sheriff, at one point Robin misses a thrust and goes through a "tower window", which accidentally skewers a stage-hand's hotdog. He awkwardly apologizes and returns it, and the fight continues as if nothing happened.
* This is something of a Creator/MelBrooks trademark, as he also did it in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' to spectacular effect. [[spoiler:The epic climax eventually spills off the set into the rest of the studio where the film was being shot, with the brawl entering the set of a musical, the cafeteria (where it turns into a [[PieInTheFace pie fight]]), the studio tour, and eventually the streets of Burbank. It culminates in Hedley Lamarr trying to escape the film by taking a taxi to the premiere of ''Blazing Saddles'' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre... only to find, while watching the film, that Bart has followed him there.]]
10th Nov '16 12:12:59 PM intastiel
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* In the infamous WebVideo ''Smile HD'' the main character uses subtitles as an improvised weapon to deliver a surprise attack to her opponent.
10th Nov '16 12:11:50 PM intastiel
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* OlderThanTheyThink: In a 1907 ''[[ComicStrip/LittleNemo Little Nemo in Slumberland]]'' comic strip, the hungry characters tear up the strip's title to eat the letters, which are apparently very nutritious.
7th Nov '16 12:01:01 PM QuackorTheFowl
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In the Toys/{{Lego}} Toys/{{Ninjago}} short ''The Master'', the brick-built Creator/WarnerBros shield that appears at the beginning actually exists in the world, and at one point the characters actually fight on it. By the end of the short it's become so battered that it's barely hanging on a thread.
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30th Oct '16 5:13:50 PM Zef
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Konatsu, a ninja, can hide behind or hang from other people's speech bubbles.
19th Oct '16 6:39:10 AM freefall4242
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** One of the dungeons of the game contains a myriad of shapeshifting monsters, two of which disguise themselves as a emoticon bubble and a save point. [[spoiler:The very act of saving also becomes an important plot point, as it's revealed that Flowey also possessed the ability to save, before you arrived on the scene and your ability to save overrode his. Once he goes OneWingedAngel, he takes advantage of his power by overwriting your save so he can kill you over and over again, and abusing SaveScumming during the actual battle (meanwhile the "Fight" and "Act" menu buttons now become physical objects that the player has to move over and interact with to use.]]

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** One of the dungeons of the game contains a myriad of shapeshifting monsters, two of which disguise themselves as a emoticon bubble and a save point. [[spoiler:The very act of saving also becomes an important plot point, as it's revealed that Flowey also possessed the ability to save, before you arrived on the scene and your ability to save overrode his. Once he goes OneWingedAngel, he takes advantage of his power by overwriting crashing the game. Then, when you reopen the game, he ''literally smashes through'' your save file so he can make you watch him kill you over and over again, and abusing SaveScumming during the actual battle (meanwhile the "Fight" and "Act" menu buttons now become physical objects that the player has to move over and interact with to use.]]
4th Sep '16 12:39:39 PM BenOfHouston
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** Another instance, in a section where you are searching for pieces of a missing picture. One piece is hidden in the menu screen.
22nd Aug '16 7:25:27 PM jormis29
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* [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]] speaks in pink speech bubbles, an homage to her inspiration {{Deadpool}}, who speaks in yellow. When Gwen consults DoctorStrange, he grabs one of her speech bubbles and shows it to her, explaining that the coloration is a sort of "cosmic accent" indicating that she's from a different universe.

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* [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]] speaks in pink speech bubbles, an homage to her inspiration {{Deadpool}}, Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}, who speaks in yellow. When Gwen consults DoctorStrange, Comicbook/DoctorStrange, he grabs one of her speech bubbles and shows it to her, explaining that the coloration is a sort of "cosmic accent" indicating that she's from a different universe.
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