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17th Apr '18 7:18:09 PM nombretomado
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See also TwoDSpace, NoPeripheralVision and BlindAlley. SlowerThanASpeedingBullet is a common subtrope of this. Can easily come off as TooDumbToLive in especially {{egregious}} cases.

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See also TwoDSpace, NoPeripheralVision and BlindAlley. SlowerThanASpeedingBullet is a common subtrope of this. Can easily come off as TooDumbToLive in especially {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} cases.
10th Apr '18 3:43:14 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Shot at Dawn", a woman being chased by a hay baler attempts to flee directly away from it. Granted that turning may not have helped as the baler was being steered, but she could have at least tried, as it would have taken time for the baler to turn.
4th Apr '18 11:24:12 AM DaibhidC
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* Parodied in this ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1704.html strip]] where Monty Jones wises up to it.

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* Parodied in this ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1704.html strip]] where Monty Jones wises up to it. [[TheRant The rerun commentary]] acknowledges that it ''does'' make sense if the thing pursuing you can ''also'' alter course.
25th Mar '18 1:26:42 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/GirlsLastTour'' the girls come across machinery including a conveyor belt. Yuri activates it while Chito is standing on it. She runs against the conveyor into Yuuri shuts it off. Then Yuuri turns it on ''again'' and repeats the process. When Chito expresses her annoyance at this, Yuuri notes that all Chito had to do was run sideways.

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* In ''Manga/GirlsLastTour'' the girls come across machinery including a conveyor belt. Yuri activates it while Chito is standing on it. She runs against the conveyor into until Yuuri shuts it off. Then Yuuri turns it on ''again'' and repeats the process. When Chito expresses her annoyance at this, Yuuri notes that all Chito had to do was run sideways.
25th Mar '18 1:25:45 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/GirlsLastTour'' the girls come across machinery including a conveyor belt. Yuri activates it while Chito is standing on it. She runs against the conveyor into Yuuri shuts it off. Then Yuuri turns it on ''again'' and repeats the process. When Chito expresses her annoyance at this, Yuuri notes that all Chito had to do was run sideways.
16th Mar '18 9:21:14 AM bakadude
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* Subverted in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': this time around, it's the chasers who don't bother to think of going around one single blocking object and let the heroes get away, as if they were in some sort of narrow passage in the middle of the vast desert where there's no walls or boundaries whatsoever.

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* Subverted in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': this time around, it's the chasers who don't bother to think of going around one single blocking object and let the heroes get away, as if they were in some sort of narrow passage in the middle of the vast desert where there's there are no walls or boundaries whatsoever.
16th Mar '18 9:20:33 AM bakadude
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* Subverted in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': this time around, it's the chasers who don't bother to think of going around one single blocking object and let the heroes get away, as if they were in some sort of narrow passage in the middle of the vast desert where there's no walls or boundaries whatsoever.
16th Mar '18 9:15:44 AM bakadude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In episode 18 of season 3 titled "Truth or Scare", Clover and Sam are tied together on a conveyor belt toward a printing guillotine. They try to escape by rolling to the opposite direction of the belt toward a dead end full of printing paper instead of, well, rolling to the side where there's nothing in their way.
16th Feb '18 3:06:41 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}.'' Upon seeing Shrek approaching, a terrified mascot at Lord Farquaad's castle attempts to run away... by weaving through the entire queuing line at the entrance. Shrek simply [[ThereWasADoor walks straight through the ropes.]]
31st Jan '18 11:15:21 PM foxley
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* An appearance of this trope in ''Series/MacGyver'', episode "Fire and Ice" almost suggests that there is a mystical force that compels people to run in a straight line in front of oncoming objects. A man hit by a truck at the beginning of the episode would have been perfectly safe if he had not ''gone out of his way to run in front of the truck.''

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* An appearance of this trope in ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', episode "Fire and Ice" almost suggests that there is a mystical force that compels people to run in a straight line in front of oncoming objects. A man hit by a truck at the beginning of the episode would have been perfectly safe if he had not ''gone out of his way to run in front of the truck.''
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