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19th Oct '17 5:41:43 AM BrendanRizzo
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* Anyone handling explosives or unstable/explosive/dangerous chemicals ''should'' be this as well as CrazyPrepared. If they are ''not'', '''get out of there'''. You may save your life.

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* Anyone handling explosives or unstable/explosive/dangerous chemicals ''should'' be this as well as CrazyPrepared. If they are ''not'', '''get out of there'''. You may save your life. This also applies to anyone who works in a medical laboratory.


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** Really, any criminal is this if they donít want to [[StupidCrooks get caught]].
4th Oct '17 8:57:09 PM Superfield
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*** Which leads to still more justified paranoia as, after killing a Spy, most people will continue to fire several shots in his general direction, just to be sure they got him. Doubly so if the Spy went down just a little too easily. (Dead Ringer makes it appear the Spy was killed when he takes his first damage, so if you seemingly kill a Spy with one shot... you didn't.)

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*** Which leads to still more justified paranoia as, after killing a Spy, most people will continue to fire several shots in his general direction, just to be sure they got him. Doubly so if The Dead Ringer item for the Spy went down just makes this even worse. When a little too easily. (Dead Spy receives any damage with the Dead Ringer makes it appear the Spy was activated, they will drop a fake corpse and instantly turn invisible. If you killed when he takes his first damage, so a Spy in one shot, you probably didn't. Experienced Spies can activate the Dead Ringer at the very last second before death, making it nigh impossible to determine if you seemingly kill a Spy with one shot... you didn't.)actually got him.
17th Sep '17 11:20:53 AM nombretomado
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* Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi didn't have the foresight to prevent her own assassination by her bodyguards. ''Before that'', however, she was widely derided in the U.S. press of being paranoid of American military intervention into Subcontinental Asia, particularly on Pakistan's behalf, leading her to formalize strategic cooperation with the USSR. Guess whose [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower nuclear-armed carrier group]] showed up in the Bay of Bengal in [[UsefulNotes/TheIndoPakistanConflict 1971]]?

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* Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi didn't have the foresight to prevent her own assassination by her bodyguards. ''Before that'', however, she was widely derided in the U.S. press of being paranoid of American military intervention into Subcontinental Asia, particularly on Pakistan's behalf, leading her to formalize strategic cooperation with the USSR. Guess whose [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower [[UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower nuclear-armed carrier group]] showed up in the Bay of Bengal in [[UsefulNotes/TheIndoPakistanConflict 1971]]?
16th Sep '17 11:17:36 AM lillolillo
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* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Supergirl looks around using both X-Ray and telescopic vision before opening a suitcase containing anti-Kryptonian weapons. As she says, "I canít afford to open this without making a check first."
5th Sep '17 1:34:55 AM Chabal2
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** The treatment of psykers is among the most brutal in fiction: they are hunted down and shipped off to Terra in ships crewed by blanks (extremely un-psychic HumanoidAbominations, from the psykers' perspectives), were their potential is tested. If they're too weak, they're used to fuel the GodEmperor's spirit to keep the Astronomican lit, if strong enough, they get to enjoy TrainingFromHell (NotHyperbole) and a lifetime of fighting the many, many horrors and evil creatures the galaxy has to offer. And even after all that, they're viewed with contempt, mistrust if not hatred by their superiors and the soldiers they fight alongside. All of this is ''entirely justified'': an untrained psyker has no defense against the daemons of the Warp, and those who escape the Black Ships are basically time bombs until they're murdered by suspicious civilians, fall to Chaos, explode into a portal that lets daemons pour through, or any combination of the above.
** There are people stupid enough to hire Chaos forces, Dark Eldar or orks as plausibly-deniable mercenaries, and are still surprised when they find themselves betrayed by the biggest AlwaysChaoticEvil / [[ForTheEvulz sadist pricks]] / OmnicidalManiacs in the galaxy.
17th Aug '17 2:25:07 PM Frankencastle
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* ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]], tends tends to lapse into this more often than not. But given the countless perilous dangers he faces in his [[CrapsackWorld world]], you can't really blame him. Plus, nine times out of ten, he tends to be ''right''.

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* ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisher [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]], tends tends to lapse into this more often than not. But given the countless perilous dangers he faces in his [[CrapsackWorld world]], you can't really blame him. Plus, nine times out of ten, he tends to be ''right''.
17th Aug '17 2:24:36 PM Frankencastle
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* ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]], tends tends to lapse into this more often than not. But given the countless perilous dangers he faces in his [[CrapsackWorld world]], you can't really blame him. Plus, nine times out of ten, he tends to be ''right''.
14th Aug '17 7:39:31 PM TheSinful
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* Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9897805/30/Marry-The-Knight Marry the Knight]]'' makes a point of staying on the top floor of her hotel and replaces every plant within ten floors of her with plastic replicas. This helps save her life when Poison Ivy comes to kill her.
14th Aug '17 12:42:33 PM TheSinful
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* A fair number of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' stories have even citizens unaware of vampires and demons instinctively take precautions including never going out at night alone, closing their business before sunset, and not having a welcome mat. While not being foolproof, each significantly decreases their odds of being eaten by a vampire.
13th Aug '17 7:07:30 AM NineballCirno
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* The paper-thin ''Film/JamesBond'' parody [[PunnyName Fission Chips]] (Agent [[ArcNumbers 000005]]) from ''The Literature/{{Illuminatus}} Trilogy'' is seen as a bit of a BunnyEarsLawyer by his superiors, with his obsession with BUGGER (Blowhard's Unreformed Gangsters, Goons, and Espionage Renegades) and gentleman spy antics. However, without knowing it, he's actually closer on TheIlluminati's trail than anyone--including he himself--knows.

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* The paper-thin ''Film/JamesBond'' parody [[PunnyName Fission Chips]] (Agent [[ArcNumbers [[ArcNumber 000005]]) from ''The Literature/{{Illuminatus}} Trilogy'' is seen as a bit of a BunnyEarsLawyer by his superiors, with his obsession with BUGGER (Blowhard's Unreformed Gangsters, Goons, and Espionage Renegades) and gentleman spy antics. However, without knowing it, he's actually closer on TheIlluminati's trail than anyone--including he himself--knows.



* The novel ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' by Creator/JosephHeller is the source of this famous quote:

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* The novel ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' by Creator/JosephHeller Joseph Heller is the source of this famous quote:
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