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21st Jul '17 5:48:29 PM ANTMuddle
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A fairly standard disappearing trick, favored by {{ninja}}, {{stage magician}}s, and Franchise/{{Batman}}. Drop a clever little smoke bomb that puffs up and dissipates quickly, slip away during the distraction. A smoke cover apparently qualifies as being "offscreen" enough for OffscreenTeleportation, allowing a user to escape even if he or she was standing in a clear area where his/her exit would be seen at least by the viewer if not an opponent.

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A fairly standard disappearing trick, favored by {{ninja}}, {{stage magician}}s, and Franchise/{{Batman}}. Drop a clever little smoke bomb {{smoke bomb}} that puffs up and dissipates quickly, slip away during the distraction. A smoke cover apparently qualifies as being "offscreen" enough for OffscreenTeleportation, allowing a user to escape even if he or she was standing in a clear area where his/her exit would be seen at least by the viewer if not an opponent.
1st Jun '17 9:56:41 AM 4444jdm
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* In ''Videogame/PokemonGo'', a Wild Pokémon will suddenly burst into smoke and flee an encounter if you fail to catch it.

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* In ''Videogame/PokemonGo'', a Wild Pokémon will suddenly burst into smoke and flee an encounter if you fail to catch it. With late March update, it's accompanied by a GameOver sentence which reads:
-->Oh no! The wild [insert Pokémon name here] fled.
31st May '17 2:16:19 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', {{Weredragon}} [[MeaningfulName Gloom]] can breathe a dark, thick, fog-like substance (aptly called "the Darkness""). The heroes use it once to escape a pack of werewolf-ghoul hybrids that's pursuing them.

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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', {{Weredragon}} [[MeaningfulName Gloom]] can breathe a dark, thick, fog-like substance (aptly aptly called "the Darkness"").Darkness". The heroes use it once to escape a pack of werewolf-ghoul hybrids that's pursuing them.
31st May '17 2:15:42 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' dragon [[MeaningfulName Darkness]] can breathe dark, thick, fog-like substance (aptly called darkness). The heroes use it once to escape a pack of werewolf-wolf-ghoul hybrids that's pursuing them.

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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' dragon ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', {{Weredragon}} [[MeaningfulName Darkness]] Gloom]] can breathe a dark, thick, fog-like substance (aptly called darkness). "the Darkness""). The heroes use it once to escape a pack of werewolf-wolf-ghoul werewolf-ghoul hybrids that's pursuing them.
18th May '17 8:47:27 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the human version of Trixie likes to make showy departures this way. And like her pony counterpart, she flubs it both times, being spotted by Pinkie Pie as she tries to sneak away.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the human version of Trixie likes to make showy departures this way. And like Like her pony counterpart, she flubs it both times, being spotted by Pinkie Pie as she tries to sneak away.



* Smoke grenades typically aren't used right at the user's feet but can have the same effect. In fact it is most effective to throw the smoke grenade at the enemy so that he can't see anything. The closer the smoke grenade is to you, the easier it is to know where you are or if you leave that source of cover.
* However, if an enemy sniper has just [[BoomHeadshot shot your commander]], you might not be able to immediately divine his location. In such cases, the best policy (after taking cover, of course) is to toss a smoke grenade near your own feet -- even if the sniper knows you're somewhere in the cloud, he can't get a clear shot.

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* Smoke grenades typically aren't used right at the user's feet but can have the same effect. In fact it is most effective to throw the smoke grenade at the enemy so that he can't see anything. The closer the smoke grenade is to you, the easier it is to know where you are or if you leave that source of cover.
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cover. However, if an enemy sniper has just [[BoomHeadshot shot your commander]], you might not be able to immediately divine his location. In such cases, the best policy (after taking cover, of course) is to toss a smoke grenade near your own feet -- even if the sniper knows you're somewhere in the cloud, he can't get a clear shot.
6th May '17 5:33:11 AM JackG
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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009''. Sherlock Holmes escapes a room by closing the chimney flue while the villain has his back to him, loading a pistol to kill Holmes. When he turns to shoot, the room is full of smoke. So he opens the window so the smoke can disperse, giving Holmes an escape route.
22nd Apr '17 1:19:06 PM VVK
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* ''WebComic/AxeCop'': In "The Songster", the Songster is a villain whose singing has RealityWarping powers. When Axe Cop tries to attack him directly, he sings about how fire and ice make steam and disappears into a cloud of steam.
2nd Apr '17 4:13:32 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' like using this.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' like using this.



** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again Part 1]], Trixie uses a smoke bomb to help her and Starlight Glimmer escape from Starlight's old village. This time, it works, as the smoke lingers longer and makes the ponies cough and clutch their eyes, so the two are far away by the time they recover.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again Part 1]], 1]]", Trixie uses a smoke bomb to help her and Starlight Glimmer escape from Starlight's old village. This time, it works, as the smoke lingers longer and makes the ponies cough and clutch their eyes, so the two are far away by the time they recover.



2nd Mar '17 11:06:18 AM ultimomant
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* Shendu and Daloan Wong from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' would use their magic to do this when they were about to be caught by Jackie and company or the authorities.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Shendu and Daloan Wong from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' would use their magic to do this when they were about to be caught by Jackie and company or the authorities.authorities. The authorities would be shocked when the smoke cleared and they were suddenly holding empty air instead of the bad guys.
10th Feb '17 6:36:58 AM kyojikasshu
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* Played mostly straight in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', but parodied in one episode where the eponymous doctor is so used to doing this that he reflexively uses it to escape from an awkward social encounter.

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* Played mostly straight in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', but parodied in one episode where the eponymous doctor is so used to doing this that he reflexively uses it to escape from an awkward social encounter. There's also the instance where he tries to use a Smoke Out to escape [[BigBad King Radical]]'s lair after being found out, only to realize he'd used his bombs all up earlier, forcing him to have to fight his way out instead.
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