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17th Jun '18 3:26:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Several shots in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'' can get you a chance at an easy eagle or even an ''albatross'' putt if done correctly, but will lead to an OB or water hazard or a very difficult shot if you mess up. One prominent example is on Hole 15 of Blue Lagoon, Blue Water, and Blue Moon, a par 5 hole. The course is a crescent-shaped island with a smaller island in the middle. You can take the fairway and likely get par, shoot onto the island so you can get an eagle, or shoot straight from the tee to the green, either for an albatross or a ''hole-in-one''...that is, if you have the drive, favorable winds, a Power Shot bar, and the ''very steady hands'' necessary to hit across the water accurately onto the green, because landing in the water here will trigger an OB, forcing you to re-shoot with a one-stroke penalty.

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* Several shots in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'' can get you a chance at an easy eagle or even an ''albatross'' putt if done correctly, but will lead to an OB or water hazard or a very difficult shot if you mess up. One prominent example is on Hole 15 of Blue Lagoon, Blue Water, and Blue Moon, a par 5 hole. The course is a crescent-shaped island with a smaller island in the middle. You can take the fairway and likely get par, shoot onto the island so you can get an eagle, or shoot straight from the tee to the green, either for an albatross or a ''hole-in-one''...that is, if you have the drive, favorable winds, a Power Shot bar, and the ''very steady hands'' necessary to hit across the water accurately onto the green, because landing in the water here will trigger an OB, forcing you to re-shoot with a one-stroke penalty.penalty and likely finishing with par or worse.
17th Jun '18 3:25:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Several shots in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'' can get you a chance at an easy eagle or even an ''albatross'' putt if done correctly, but will lead to an OB or water hazard or a very difficult shot if you mess up. One prominent example is on Hole 15 of Blue Lagoon, Blue Water, and Blue Moon, a par 5 hole. The course is a crescent-shaped island with a smaller island in the middle. You can take the fairway and likely get par, shoot onto the island so you can get an eagle, or shoot straight from the tee to the green, either for an albatross or a ''hole-in-one''...that is, if you have the drive, favorable winds, a Power Shot bar needed to do a Tomahawk, and the ''very steady hands'' necessary to hit across the water accurately onto the green, because hitting the water here will trigger an OB, forcing you to re-shoot with a one-stroke penalty. This was mitigated in later versions of the game where you can perform special shots without hitting Pangya, but it's still not a shot for beginners.

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* Several shots in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'' can get you a chance at an easy eagle or even an ''albatross'' putt if done correctly, but will lead to an OB or water hazard or a very difficult shot if you mess up. One prominent example is on Hole 15 of Blue Lagoon, Blue Water, and Blue Moon, a par 5 hole. The course is a crescent-shaped island with a smaller island in the middle. You can take the fairway and likely get par, shoot onto the island so you can get an eagle, or shoot straight from the tee to the green, either for an albatross or a ''hole-in-one''...that is, if you have the drive, favorable winds, a Power Shot bar needed to do a Tomahawk, bar, and the ''very steady hands'' necessary to hit across the water accurately onto the green, because hitting landing in the water here will trigger an OB, forcing you to re-shoot with a one-stroke penalty. This was mitigated in later versions of the game where you can perform special shots without hitting Pangya, but it's still not a shot for beginners.penalty.
17th Jun '18 3:23:20 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Several shots in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'' can get you a chance at an easy eagle or even an ''albatross'' putt if done correctly, but will lead to an OB or water hazard or a very difficult shot if you mess up. One prominent example is on Hole 15 of Blue Lagoon, Blue Water, and Blue Moon, a par 5 hole. The course is a crescent-shaped island with a smaller island in the middle. You can take the fairway and likely get par, shoot onto the island so you can get an eagle, or shoot straight from the tee to the green, either for an albatross or a ''hole-in-one''...that is, if you have the drive, favorable winds, a Power Shot bar needed to do a Tomahawk, and the ''very steady hands'' necessary to hit accurately onto the green. This was mitigated in later versions of the game where you can perform special shots without hitting Pangya, but it's still not a shot for beginners.

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* Several shots in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'' can get you a chance at an easy eagle or even an ''albatross'' putt if done correctly, but will lead to an OB or water hazard or a very difficult shot if you mess up. One prominent example is on Hole 15 of Blue Lagoon, Blue Water, and Blue Moon, a par 5 hole. The course is a crescent-shaped island with a smaller island in the middle. You can take the fairway and likely get par, shoot onto the island so you can get an eagle, or shoot straight from the tee to the green, either for an albatross or a ''hole-in-one''...that is, if you have the drive, favorable winds, a Power Shot bar needed to do a Tomahawk, and the ''very steady hands'' necessary to hit across the water accurately onto the green.green, because hitting the water here will trigger an OB, forcing you to re-shoot with a one-stroke penalty. This was mitigated in later versions of the game where you can perform special shots without hitting Pangya, but it's still not a shot for beginners.
17th Jun '18 3:22:46 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Several shots in ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}'' can get you a chance at an easy eagle or even an ''albatross'' putt if done correctly, but will lead to an OB or water hazard or a very difficult shot if you mess up. One prominent example is on Hole 15 of Blue Lagoon, Blue Water, and Blue Moon, a par 5 hole. The course is a crescent-shaped island with a smaller island in the middle. You can take the fairway and likely get par, shoot onto the island so you can get an eagle, or shoot straight from the tee to the green, either for an albatross or a ''hole-in-one''...that is, if you have the drive, favorable winds, a Power Shot bar needed to do a Tomahawk, and the ''very steady hands'' necessary to hit accurately onto the green. This was mitigated in later versions of the game where you can perform special shots without hitting Pangya, but it's still not a shot for beginners.
18th Apr '18 8:50:33 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/SardHarker'': Harker, desperate to get back to his ship before it sails, takes a short cut that leads him into a bog and several encounters with rats, stinging creatures, and other vicious wildlife and ultimately strands him miles from where he needs to be, with no chance of catching his ship, and facing a long trek through hostile terrain to get back on track. (Though when he does finally make it to his ship's next port of call, he learns that the ship was sabotaged by the villain and sank with all hands, so the long short cut almost certainly saved his life.)
21st Dec '17 2:12:32 PM bitemytail
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Bender is helping a robot fraternity win a boat race and claims to know a shortcut. Ends up [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagging the trope]], as the route is more dangerous but does turn out to be slightly quicker (allowing them to just barely win the race).
31st Oct '17 10:23:38 PM FactoidCow
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'' you're asked to destroy a beholder cult called the Unseeing Eye, and are informed that it's far too powerful and you have to retrieve an artifact to destroy it. This involves going to an underground city to get half of it, then through a town of undead, then through a lair of beholders, before you finally get the other half. Alternatively, you can just start killing its cultists and kill it when it shows up to stop, because the point about the Unseeing Eye is that it's a ''blind'' beholder. Which makes it less formidable than the normal beholders you had to kill to get the artifact.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'' you're asked to destroy a beholder cult called the Unseeing Eye, and are informed that it's the beholder is far too powerful and you have to retrieve an artifact to destroy it. This involves going to an underground city to get half of it, then through a town of undead, then through a lair of beholders, before you finally get the other half. Alternatively, you can just start killing its cultists and kill it when it shows up to stop, stop you, because the point about the Unseeing Eye is that it's a ''blind'' beholder. Which makes it less formidable than the normal beholders you had to kill to get the artifact.
31st Oct '17 10:16:53 PM FactoidCow
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'': The path to the Ultimate, Ultimate Weapon splits into a fork, with a sign naming each road. One road is "The Right Path", which is "long, arduous, and enlightening"; the other is literally called "Short Cut", and leads through a "possible evil skeleton graveyard". Naturally the ninjas choose the short cut, which leads to [[spoiler:Garmadon and Lloyd getting captured by an angry mob of Garmadon's ex-[[TheDragon Number-Ones]].]]
24th Sep '17 9:15:10 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': On their way to Sydney, Marlin and Dory have to cross a trench. Dory has been told to swim through it, not over it, but Marlin insists that going over it is safer. They go over it, and end up surrounded by jellyfish.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': On their way to Sydney, Marlin and Dory have to cross a trench. Dory has been told to swim through it, not over it, but Marlin insists that going over it is safer.safer because the trench is full of bones. They go over it, and end up surrounded by jellyfish. Those bones ''sank''.
18th Mar '17 7:31:41 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[Recap/TheATeamS2E18ItsADesertOutThere It's a Desert Out There]]". Lila tells the victims about a "shortcut" that will take an hour off their travel time, and then calls the Scorpions to tell them that somebody's coming. Long story short, the passengers end up delayed, frightened, and minus any cash or other valuables they were carrying.

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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[Recap/TheATeamS2E18ItsADesertOutThere "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E18ItsADesertOutThere It's a Desert Out There]]". Lila tells the victims about a "shortcut" that will take an hour off their travel time, and then calls the Scorpions to tell them that somebody's coming. Long story short, the passengers end up delayed, frightened, and minus any cash or other valuables they were carrying.
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