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2nd Sep '16 7:44:09 AM REV6Pilot
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* Bed dummies are made out of blankets and pillows in ''VideoGame/TheEscapists''. Vital for sneaking around at night when you're supposed to be in bed, as if the guards see that your bed is unoccupied, they call in a lockdown of the prison.
24th Aug '16 6:49:28 AM Omeganian
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* In ''TheDiscreetPrincess'', Finette makes one after marrying Bel-à-Voir, guessing he might have some problems with her after his EvilPrince brother died because of her. Turns out the brother made him swear an oath to kill her as soon as possible.

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* In ''TheDiscreetPrincess'', ''Literature/TheDiscreetPrincess'', Finette makes one after marrying Bel-à-Voir, guessing he might have some problems with her after his EvilPrince brother died because of her. Turns out the brother made him swear an oath to kill her as soon as possible.
24th Aug '16 6:39:26 AM Omeganian
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* In ''TheDiscreetPrincess'', Finette makes one after marrying Bel-à-Voir, guessing he might have some problems with her after his EvilPrince brother died because of her. Turns out the brother made him swear an oath to kill her as soon as possible.
12th Jul '16 12:31:35 AM lavendermintrose
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* A convoluted version in an episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' - the employees at a restaurant are searching for the owner. He usually naps on the couch in the back room, but they look, and see that he's not there. Later, they go back and see him sleeping there, but of course, it's not him, it's this - he's the BodyOfTheWeek, and this was used to confuse the time of the murder. The twist is [[spoiler: how the cushion got there - the murderer put some puffy jackets in a vacuum bag, vacuumed it flat, then, when they all went to check the first time, poked a hole in the bag through the blanket with a corkscrew, which wouldn't be odd for a restaurant employee to carry. The bag inflated and became this.]]
17th Jun '16 9:15:47 PM HeroGal2347
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* Implied in ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E12TheWhiteBallot The White Ballot]]." The sheriff's deputy goes into "Joe Morgan's" room and shoots him as he lies in bed; however, all that is really shown is a bunch of rumpled covers and Face is seen shortly thereafter in an entirely different area.
10th Jun '16 5:13:01 PM Generality
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* Shay in ''VideoGame/BrokenAge'' escapes the all-seeing eye of his overbearing digital mother by placing a blow-up doll of himself in his bed. He decides not to wonder why someone has a blow-up doll in his likeness (implicitly it was made by Merek to help him).
12th May '16 3:00:10 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'', Minerva uses her robot owl to project a hologram image of her sleeping in bed, to fool her parents.
3rd May '16 10:54:31 PM dmcreif
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* This has been done for more than one jailbreak. The three convicts who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 went whole hog and made the papier-mache head. Ted Bundy did this in his second escape, and it worked so well that the guards didn't check until noon, by which time he'd already made it to the Denver airport and flown to Chicago. And the two murderers who recently escaped from a maximum security prison in New York also employed. Like the above examples, it gave them a considerable headstart, as their absence wasn't noticed until 530AM the next day.

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* This has Prison escapees have been done known to do this for more than one jailbreak.a long time. The three convicts who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 went whole hog and made the papier-mache head. Ted Bundy did this in his second escape, and it worked so well that the guards didn't check until noon, by which time he'd already made it to the Denver airport and flown to Chicago. And This was also the tactic of the two murderers who recently escaped escapees from a maximum security prison Clinton Correctional Facility in Upstate New York also employed.in June 2015. Like the above examples, it gave them a considerable headstart, as their absence wasn't noticed until 530AM the next day.
16th Apr '16 2:42:35 PM erforce
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* The Invisible Man does this in volume two of ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' in order to [[spoiler: covertly meet with Martian invaders and betray humanity.]]

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* The Invisible Man does this in volume two of ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' in order to [[spoiler: covertly meet with Martian invaders and betray humanity.]]
8th Apr '16 1:15:12 PM LordGro
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* According to ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Orkneyinga Saga]]'', Magnus Erlendsson, later better known as St. Magnus of Orkney, employed this trick to escape from being a hostage of King Magnus of Norway. When the king's ship lies off Scotland, Magnus "prepared his bunk so that it looked as if someone were sleeping in it, then slipped overboard and swam ashore." By the time the Norwegians realize Magnus is not actually in his bunk, he has already a good head start.

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* According to ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Orkneyinga Saga]]'', ''Literature/OrkneyingaSaga'', Magnus Erlendsson, later better known as St. Magnus of Orkney, employed this trick to escape from being a hostage of King Magnus of Norway. When the king's ship lies off Scotland, Magnus "prepared his bunk so that it looked as if someone were sleeping in it, then slipped overboard and swam ashore." By the time the Norwegians realize Magnus is not actually in his bunk, he has already a good head start.
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