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26th Mar '17 10:04:31 AM nombretomado
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* This was the plot of the bad guys in the second season ''{{Numb3rs}}'' episode "Rampage". [[spoiler:A man (who was a perfectly innocent civilian dad aside from having a brown belt in martial arts) was blackmailed into going on a shooting rampage in the FBI building and provoke an emergency evacuation in order to cover up getting a list of key witnesses in a trial out of the building. In a slight subversion, while the FBI was able to connect the shooter to the criminal, the guy was off the grid. The break came when Charlie analyzed the shooter's path, discovering that the only conscious choice he had made was to avoid shooting two people, one of whom was carrying the list.]]

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* This was the plot of the bad guys in the second season ''{{Numb3rs}}'' ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' episode "Rampage". [[spoiler:A man (who was a perfectly innocent civilian dad aside from having a brown belt in martial arts) was blackmailed into going on a shooting rampage in the FBI building and provoke an emergency evacuation in order to cover up getting a list of key witnesses in a trial out of the building. In a slight subversion, while the FBI was able to connect the shooter to the criminal, the guy was off the grid. The break came when Charlie analyzed the shooter's path, discovering that the only conscious choice he had made was to avoid shooting two people, one of whom was carrying the list.]]
26th Mar '17 9:20:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Nodwick}}'''s hometown. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No secret societies taking it over]]. [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2007-05-30 Nope]].

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* ''{{Nodwick}}'''s ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'''s hometown. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No secret societies taking it over]]. [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2007-05-30 Nope]].
20th Mar '17 5:18:40 PM sgamer82
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* Mentioned in episode two of ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'', when Concernicus Jones asks Carly Parker why she uses a podcast to document her search for her missing friend, Yumiko. Carly has a few reasons, one of which is that it was her former boss' idea to use a public forum as a form of insurance. Jones concludes takes that to mean that anyone who might want to silence Carly would think twice in order to avoid exposure in the process. He then dodges Carly's follow-up when she says Jones makes it sound like there's some sinister organization in the background.

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* Mentioned in episode two of ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'', when Concernicus Jones asks Carly Parker why she uses a podcast to document her search for her missing friend, Yumiko. Carly has a few reasons, one of which is that it was her former boss' idea to use a public forum as a form of insurance. Jones concludes takes that to mean that anyone who might want to silence Carly would think twice in order to avoid exposure in the process. He then dodges Carly's follow-up when she says Jones makes it sound like there's some sinister organization in the background.
16th Mar '17 9:46:25 PM sgamer82
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* Mentioned in episode two of ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'', when Concernicus Jones asks Carly Parker why she uses a podcast to document her search for her missing friend, Yumiko. Carly has a few reasons, one of which is that it was her former boss' idea to use a public forum as a form of insurance. Jones concludes takes that to mean that anyone who might want to silence Carly would think twice in order to avoid exposure in the process. He then dodges Carly's follow-up when she says Jones makes it sound like there's some sinister organization in the background.
16th Mar '17 5:00:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** In ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', SPECTRE could have completed their scheme if they hadn't given themselves away on ''three'' separate occasions, all but red flags to Film/JamesBond and Tiger Tanaka. The first was one where Bond finds a photo of a cargo vessel with a secret message saying the tourists who took the photo were killed, leading him to wonder what in the photo was worth killing for (of course, the photo was in a safe in a office building Bond broke into, perhaps a reasonable level of security...but it makes one wonder why they bothered to save the photo in the first place). In the second, Bond was doing an aerial search and was about to give up when he was attacked by 4 choppers. They obviously had to have come from SPECTRE, whose base therefore had to be in the general area. Lastly Bond learns of a local woman's mysterious death in a cave, which leads to him and Kissy to investigate it, dodge the poison gas trap and find SPECTRE's base.

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** In ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', SPECTRE could have completed their scheme if they hadn't given themselves away on ''three'' separate occasions, all but red flags to Film/JamesBond and Tiger Tanaka. The first was one where Bond finds a photo of a cargo vessel with a secret message saying the tourists who took the photo were killed, leading him to wonder what in the photo was worth killing for (of course, the photo was in a safe in a an office building Bond broke into, perhaps a reasonable level of security...but it makes one wonder why they bothered to save the photo in the first place). In the second, Bond was doing an aerial search and was about to give up when he was attacked by 4 choppers. They obviously had to have come from SPECTRE, whose base therefore had to be in the general area. Lastly Bond learns of a local woman's mysterious death in a cave, which leads to him and Kissy to investigate it, dodge the poison gas trap and find SPECTRE's base.
15th Mar '17 1:48:08 PM ironballs16
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* Used in ''ReBoot'': Hexadecimal's extra security concerning The Medusa, a weapon she's developing, prompts Megabyte to steal it in hopes of gaining the power it's sure to have. The twist being that this was ''exactly'' what she wanted to happen, and he becomes the Medusa bug's first victim, while she gloats.

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* Used in ''ReBoot'': Hexadecimal's extra security concerning The Medusa, a weapon she's developing, prompts Megabyte to steal it in hopes of gaining the power it's sure to have. The twist being that this was ''exactly'' [[BatmanGambit what she wanted to happen, happen]], and he becomes the Medusa bug's first victim, while she gloats.
13th Mar '17 9:14:35 AM hszmv1
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* Having already exposed that the cause of the 9/11/12 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Bengazi were not what the Obama Administration initially claimed (a protest against an offensive youtube video), several political watchdogs filed Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests for Hilary Clinton's e-mails for when she was Secretary of State. After much Stone Walling, a federal judge ordered the State Department to turn over all of Hilary's E-mails... which they did, only to be accused that they were covering something up because for the top Diplomate for the United States, she had a surprisingly light amount of e-mails... turns out Hilary conducted much of her buisness through a private server which wasn't subject to the FOIA request. This in and of itself is illegal because it skirts laws that make Government accountable to the people. Ultimately, Hilary lost her bid for Presidency, in no small part related to the entire above affair.
1st Mar '17 11:31:15 AM dmcreif
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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Wilson Fisk tries to have Karen framed for murdering a Union Allied coworker to scare her into giving up the flashdrive containing a copy of the pension file. When Matt and Foggy show up to defend Karen before Fisk's people can get to her, Fisk tries to have her hanged in her cell by a guard that had been intimidated by Wesley. That, and the fact that Karen hasn't yet been charged despite the case being so open-and-shut, reads to Matt and Foggy as evidence of a cover-up.

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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Wilson ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
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Fisk tries to have Karen framed for murdering a Union Allied coworker to scare her into giving up the flashdrive containing a copy of the pension file. When Matt and Foggy show up to defend Karen before Fisk's people can get to her, Fisk tries to have her hanged in her cell by has James Wesley strongarm a guard that had been intimidated by Wesley. into trying to hang Karen in her cell. That, and the fact that Karen hasn't yet been charged despite the case being so open-and-shut, reads to Matt and Foggy as evidence of a cover-up.cover-up.
***It turns out in season 2 that District Attorney Samantha Reyes had this. Her antagonizing Nelson & Murdock over the course of the Punisher manhunt eventually leads Karen to uncover that Reyes is trying to cover up that she was involved in coordinating a failed drug sting in Central Park that culminated in the deaths of Frank Castle's family.
26th Feb '17 6:19:00 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': In "Operation: E.N.D.", someone up in global command tampers with the KND database, upping the ages of Sector V to thirteen, causing Numbuh 86 to go after them for mandatory decommissioning. Numbuh 1 searches for the perpetrator and the reason as to why this happened, rejecting help from Chad (Numbuh 274), who informed him of the conspiracy ahead of the decommissioning squad. As it turned out, ''Chad'' was responsible for what happened, in order to cover up the fact that ''he'' was turning thirteen (he falsified his age months ago, but his parents decided to throw a birthday party, forcing him to decommission ''everyone'' on the mailing list, starting with Sector V). And all Nigel had to do was look at his mail to find out.
* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Near the end of "A Canterlot Wedding, Part One", Twilight Sparkle's slanderous and unfounded claims that her brother's wife-to-be is an evil imposter has resulted in her friends, her brother and the princess losing their trust in her, leaving her a doubt-filled wreck. Instead of talking her into going back to Ponyville in shame, or just leaving her alone, the evil imposter decides to reveal her true nature and sends Twilight down to the dungeons, where she finds the real bride, realizes she was right all along, and organizes a breakout followed by a wedding interruption.



* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Near the end of "A Canterlot Wedding, Part One", Twilight Sparkle's slanderous and unfounded claims that her brother's wife-to-be is an evil imposter has resulted in her friends, her brother and the princess losing their trust in her, leaving her a doubt-filled wreck. Instead of talking her into going back to Ponyville in shame, or just leaving her alone, the evil imposter decides to reveal her true nature and sends Twilight down to the dungeons, where she finds the real bride, realizes she was right all along, and organizes a breakout followed by a wedding interruption.

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* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Near the end of "A Canterlot Wedding, Part One", Twilight Sparkle's slanderous Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'', where agents Fitz and unfounded claims that her brother's wife-to-be is an evil imposter has resulted Nema use BadBadActing to "coverup" nonexistent conspiracies, in her friends, her brother and the princess losing order to distract from their trust in her, leaving her a doubt-filled wreck. Instead of talking her into going back to Ponyville in shame, or just leaving her alone, the evil imposter decides to reveal her true nature and sends Twilight down to the dungeons, where she finds the real bride, realizes she was right all along, and organizes a breakout followed by a wedding interruption.own.



* Invoked in WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies, where agents Fitz and Nema use BadBadActing to "coverup" nonexistent conspiracies, in order to distract from their own.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': In "Operation: E.N.D.", someone up in global command tampers with the KND database, upping the ages of Sector V to thirteen, causing Numbuh 86 to go after them for mandatory decommissioning. Numbuh 1 searches for the perpetrator and the reason as to why this happened, rejecting help from Chad (Numbuh 274), who informed him of the conspiracy ahead of the decommissioning squad. As it turned out, ''Chad'' was responsible for what happened, in order to cover up the fact that ''he'' was turning thirteen (he falsified his age months ago, but his parents decided to throw a birthday party, forcing him to decommission ''everyone'' on the mailing list, starting with Sector V). And all Nigel had to do was look at his mail to find out.

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* Invoked in WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies, where agents Fitz ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]] ends up [[FrameUp framing]] Lieutenant Lyste as being Fulcrum.]] The problem is, he set [[spoiler:Lyste]] up ''too well''. Thrawn and Nema use BadBadActing to "coverup" nonexistent conspiracies, Yularen both agree that the events in order to distract from their own.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': In "Operation: E.N.D.", someone up in global command tampers
question are beyond [[spoiler:Lyste's]] capabilities, but it isn't until [[spoiler:Ezra's helmet, painted with the KND database, upping the ages of Sector V to thirteen, causing Numbuh 86 to go after them for mandatory decommissioning. Numbuh 1 searches for the perpetrator and the reason as to why this happened, rejecting help from Chad (Numbuh 274), who informed him of the conspiracy ahead of the decommissioning squad. As it turned out, ''Chad'' was responsible for what happened, Sabine's distinctive artwork]] is brought in order to cover up the fact that ''he'' was turning thirteen (he falsified his age months ago, but his parents decided to throw a birthday party, forcing him to decommission ''everyone'' on Thrawn realizes [[spoiler:who the mailing list, starting with Sector V). And all Nigel had to do was look at his mail to find out.ReverseMole ''really'' is.]]
21st Feb '17 10:18:04 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The attempted assassination of Bran was the only thing that gave Catelyn reason to believe he was thrown, leading her to discover clues pointing to the Lannisters.
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