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24th Mar '18 7:04:04 AM JackG
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* A sci-fi version occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Random Thoughts". On a planet of telepaths where there's a black market for violent thoughts, someone bumps into [[{{Tsundere}} B'Elanna Torres]] and 'steals' her instinctive mental response, which is to [[HotTempered imagine herself punching him in the face]].

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* A sci-fi version occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Random Thoughts". On a planet of telepaths where there's a black market for violent thoughts, someone bumps into [[{{Tsundere}} B'Elanna Torres]] and 'steals' her instinctive mental response, which is to [[HotTempered imagine herself punching him in the face]].face.
24th Mar '18 7:03:45 AM JackG
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* Happens several times in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', including an electronic example in "Blue Code" where Fusco does this to spoof a magnetic ID card.
* A sci-fi version occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Random Thoughts". On a planet of telepaths where there's a black market for violent thoughts, someone bumps into [[{{Tsundere}} B'Elanna Torres]] and 'steals' her instinctive mental response, which is to imagine herself punching him in the face.

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* Happens several times in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', including an electronic example in "Blue Code" where Fusco does this to spoof a magnetic ID card.
card. In "Trojan Horse", Finch comes up with a complicated plan to get a USB stick from an executive, only for Reese to do this trope instead.
* A sci-fi version occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Random Thoughts". On a planet of telepaths where there's a black market for violent thoughts, someone bumps into [[{{Tsundere}} B'Elanna Torres]] and 'steals' her instinctive mental response, which is to [[HotTempered imagine herself punching him in the face.face]].
11th Mar '18 9:19:25 AM Siempie
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->''This fell out of her pocket when I accidentally bumped into her. Took me four goes.''
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Beast Below"
29th Jan '18 7:17:29 PM Sonofstranger
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* Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has the "Item Thief" and "Item Rover" techs, which let her [[VideoGameStealing steal items from enemies]]... [[CuteClumsyGirl by tripping and falling on them]].
21st Dec '17 3:01:34 AM Quanyails
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* The Thief in ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara can pickpocket enemies by dashing into them, causing them to drop a small random item (usually a low-value gem).

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* The Thief in ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara'' can pickpocket enemies by dashing into them, causing them to drop a small random item (usually a low-value gem).
3rd Dec '17 12:12:33 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'':
** Spike lets the bad guy Asimov bump him (actually grab and start to strangle him) in order to steal a vial of the drugs Asimov was carrying.
** Another variant occurs in the movie, when Spike slips a listening device into Electra's pocket while fighting her.
3rd Dec '17 11:59:57 AM BattleMaster
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* The Thief in ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara can pickpocket enemies by dashing into them, causing them to drop a small random item (usually a low-value gem).
24th Nov '17 10:43:13 AM dotchan
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* ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'': Yahiko tries to pull this on Kenshin. [[GiveMeBackMyWallet It doesn't work]].

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* ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'': Yahiko tries to pull this on Kenshin. [[GiveMeBackMyWallet It doesn't work]].Kaoru catches him in the act]], and when Kenshin gives the kid the wallet anyway, Yahiko [[DontYouDarePityMe throws the money back into his face]].
15th Nov '17 9:20:08 AM Iampureevil
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* The title image comes from ''Webcomic/SaturdayMormingBreakfastCereal'''s The Greatest Pickpocket In The World, who is so talented he can 'accidentally' bump into a man, disrobing and kidnapping him from a single bump, and the clothes will walk in humanoid form as if they were still attached to their method of locomotion.

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* The title image comes from ''Webcomic/SaturdayMormingBreakfastCereal'''s ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'''s The Greatest Pickpocket In The World, who is so talented he can 'accidentally' bump into a man, disrobing and kidnapping him from a single bump, and the clothes will walk in humanoid form as if they were still attached to their method of locomotion.
6th Oct '17 6:49:23 PM FranksGirl
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* ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': the episode "Voodoo Doll" has the Hardy Boys wandering the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. As they're distracted by the parades, the camera focuses on a passing woman moving through the crowd & deliberately bumping into them, lifting both brothers' wallets and walking away. It takes the Hardys a few seconds to realize their wallets are gone, and when they try to chase the woman, she's vanished into a nearby bar, kicking off the plot & getting the Hardys involved in TheVillain's plot against a visiting ambassador.
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