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20th Jan '17 1:31:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Laundry]] seems like a mix of excessive Cold War paranoia and modern bureaucratic nonsense, including such things as ''paperclip audits'', ostensibly to make sure employees aren't stealing the stationery. Except the Laundry is an occult intelligence agency in a world where the CthulhuMythos is true and magic is real. The paperclip audits? [[spoiler:Because of the Laws of Sympathy and Contagion, paperclips from the same batch can be used to track one another, so an errant paperclip lost on the way home could be used to locate other top secret documents and give away secret locations.]]

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* [[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Laundry]] seems like a mix of excessive Cold War paranoia and modern bureaucratic nonsense, including such things as ''paperclip audits'', ostensibly to make sure employees aren't stealing the stationery. Except the Laundry is an occult intelligence agency in a world where the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos is true and magic is real. The paperclip audits? [[spoiler:Because of the Laws of Sympathy and Contagion, paperclips from the same batch can be used to track one another, so an errant paperclip lost on the way home could be used to locate other top secret documents and give away secret locations.]]
14th Jan '17 11:05:11 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', Miller is quite adamant on his distrust of Quiet and Huey Emmerich, as the former was an agent of XOF and the latter was complicit in the downfall of Militaires Sans Frontieres. [[spoiler:Turns out, he was ''completely right'': Quiet was sent to infect Big Boss's new private army with a biological weapon, only stopping after having [[HeelFaceTurn a change of heart]]; while Huey was secretly working to repair Metal Gear Sahelanthropus for Eli, as well as releasing a biological weapon upon Big Boss's army to sell to their nemesis, Cipher.]]
13th Jan '17 11:24:19 PM Eddy1215
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* Harry Potter in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574569/30/Dodging-Prison-and-Stealing-Witches-Revenge-is-Best-Served-Raw Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches]]'' has a habit of checking if anyone is listening in to his conversations with Hermione and Daphne by having one of them speak a secret covered by the fidelius charm that he's the secret keeper of. If anyone is around who doesn't know the secret, they'll choke when they try to talk. So far the group has found a spying house elf and Daphne realized Hermione was an imposter with this method.

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* Harry Potter in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574569/30/Dodging-Prison-and-Stealing-Witches-Revenge-is-Best-Served-Raw Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches]]'' has a habit of checking if anyone is listening in to his conversations with Hermione and Daphne by having one of them speak a secret covered by the fidelius charm Fidelius Charm that he's the secret keeper SecretKeeper of. If anyone is around who doesn't know the secret, they'll choke when they try to talk. So far the group has found a spying house elf and Daphne realized Hermione was an imposter with this method.
13th Jan '17 4:52:10 PM TheSinful
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* Harry Potter in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574569/30/Dodging-Prison-and-Stealing-Witches-Revenge-is-Best-Served-Raw Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches]]'' has a habit of checking if anyone is listening in to his conversations with Hermione and Daphne by having one of them speak a secret covered by the fidelius charm that he's the secret keeper of. If anyone is around who doesn't know the secret, they'll choke when they try to talk. So far the group has found a spying house elf and Daphne realized Hermione was an imposter with this method.
10th Jan '17 8:30:19 AM OlmoJV
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* In the beginning of ''Fanfic/TheDeathOfPrincessLuna'', Luna is very frustrated by Celestia's refusal to allow her to leave the palace unescorted because of the possibility that some extremist who hasn't forgotten Luna's past as Nightmare Moon would try to hurt her. When the Princess of the Moon sneaks out alone, she's [[WoundedGazelleGambit lured into a trap]] by some extremely well-prepared ponies who not only manage to keep the magically powerful Alicorn contained for a whole month and [[DeathFakedForYou fool nearly everypony -- even Celestia herself -- into thinking that she was killed by a beast]], but would have for all purposes managed to [[spoiler:sacrifice her to permanently destroy "Nightmare Moon" if not for the Mane Six and Spike]].

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* In the beginning of ''Fanfic/TheDeathOfPrincessLuna'', Luna is very frustrated by Celestia's refusal to allow her to leave the palace unescorted because of the possibility that some extremist who hasn't forgotten Luna's past as Nightmare Moon would try to hurt her. When the Princess of the Moon sneaks out alone, she's [[WoundedGazelleGambit lured into a trap]] by some extremely well-prepared ponies who not only manage to keep the magically powerful Alicorn contained for a whole month and [[DeathFakedForYou fool nearly everypony -- even Celestia herself -- into thinking that she was killed by a beast]], but would have for all purposes managed to [[spoiler:sacrifice her to permanently destroy "Nightmare Moon" if not for the Mane Six and Spike]].
7th Jan '17 6:59:18 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''EternalDarkness'' during Maximillian Roivas' chapter. He's right to believe that body-snatching {{Eldritch Abomination}}s are out to get him; some of his servants are possessed, and he is forced to kill them. However, the encounter leads him to actual paranoia and insanity, and he comes to believe ''all'' his servants are monsters. One round of cold-blooded murders later, he is committed to an insane asylum.

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* Played with in ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' during Maximillian Roivas' chapter. He's right to believe that body-snatching {{Eldritch Abomination}}s are out to get him; some of his servants are possessed, and he is forced to kill them. However, the encounter leads him to actual paranoia and insanity, and he comes to believe ''all'' his servants are monsters. One round of cold-blooded murders later, he is committed to an insane asylum.
27th Dec '16 4:19:26 PM DarthLink22
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* ''WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor'' has this in the main character, [[PunnyName Nigel Uno]] aka Numbah One. He comes across as a big-time AgentMulder, with theories ranging from "the adults are feeding children asparagus because they hate it themselves" to "the mystery meat in the cafeteria is [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter rainbow monkey]]" to "the doctor is turning children into moose to sell their antlers" (or something to that effect). Whenever Numbah One is wrong, it's because the truth is even more outlandish.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor'' ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has this in the main character, [[PunnyName Nigel Uno]] aka Numbah One. He comes across as a big-time AgentMulder, with theories ranging from "the adults are feeding children asparagus because they hate it themselves" to "the mystery meat in the cafeteria is [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter rainbow monkey]]" to "the doctor is turning children into moose to sell their antlers" (or something to that effect). Whenever Numbah One is wrong, it's because the truth is even more outlandish.
25th Dec '16 6:44:52 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', Shizuo maintains that 99% of all the weird crap that goes down in Ikebukuro is completely and utterly Izaya's fault, whether it be a gang wars or hordes of knife-wielding zombies. [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics Made-up-on-the-spot statistics aside]], he's more or less right.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', Shizuo maintains that 99% of all the weird crap that goes down in Ikebukuro is completely and utterly Izaya's fault, whether it be a gang wars or hordes of knife-wielding zombies. [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics Made-up-on-the-spot statistics aside]], he's more or less right.
18th Dec '16 2:07:51 PM Meneth
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* In ''Film/{{Primer}}'', second act, none of what we see is actually the first timeline. This means there are time travelers from alternate futures running around doing who-knows-what.
-->'''Aaron:''' What's worse? Thinking you're being paranoid or knowing you ''should'' be?
2nd Dec '16 9:01:51 AM OlmoJV
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* In the beginning of ''Fanfic/TheDeathOfPrincessLuna'', Luna is very frustrated by Celestia's refusal to allow her to leave the palace unescorted because of the possibility that some extremist who hasn't forgotten Luna's past as Nightmare Moon would try to hurt her. When the Princess of the Moon sneaks out alone, she's [[WoundedGazelleGambit lured into a trap]] by some extremely well-prepared ponies who not only manage to keep the magically powerful Alicorn contained for a whole month and [[DeathFakedForYou fool nearly everypony -- even Celestia herself -- into thinking that she was killed by a beast]], but would have for all purposes managed to [[spoiler:sacrifice her to permanently destroy "Nightmare Moon" if not for the Mane Six and Spike]].
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