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10th Apr '18 8:13:38 PM lipranzer
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-->'''Gloves:''' [[SarcasticMode You must've slipped]].

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-->'''Gloves:''' [[SarcasticMode [[SarcasmMode You must've slipped]].
10th Apr '18 8:10:46 PM lipranzer
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* In ''Film/AllThroughTheNight'', Gloves and Sunshine sneak into a toy factory, which happens to be a front for the bad guys, when Sunshine, trying to walk quietly, steps on a roller skate, slips, and falls loudly into a bunch of boxes.
-->'''Sunshine:''' (''sheepish'') Guess I must've slipped.
-->'''Gloves:''' [[SarcasticMode You must've slipped]].
31st Mar '18 3:22:33 PM Jake
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* ''Literature/XWingSeries'': Wraith Squadron tend to go through this pretty often, but one of the more memorable occasions was when [[FormerChildStar "Face" Loran]] is confronted by a suspicious Imperial officer while DressingAsTheEnemy and has to [[IndyPloy desperately improvise]] his way out of the conversation. It nearly worked, but in the end the officer in question was a bit too clever for even him. And so:
--> '''Face's inner monologue''': "[[TimeForPlanB When no other options present themselves,]] shoot everything in sight."
7th Mar '18 10:19:50 PM bwburke94
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* In ''WebOriginal/{{RWBY}}'', when Yang enters Raven's camp and distracts everybody, Weiss takes the opportunity to quietly work on her escape while no one is watching. After her cover gets blown by Yang punching a guy through a tent that's hiding her cell, Weiss decides subtlety is out and summons her Knight clone to shatter the cell into matchsticks.

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* In ''WebOriginal/{{RWBY}}'', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', when Yang enters Raven's camp and distracts everybody, Weiss takes the opportunity to quietly work on her escape while no one is watching. After her cover gets blown by Yang punching a guy through a tent that's hiding her cell, Weiss decides subtlety is out and summons her Knight clone to shatter the cell into matchsticks.
24th Feb '18 7:59:19 AM RedScharlach
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* On a ''Series/TopGear'' episode that focused on finding the best car for a 17-year-old, one challenge was to see whose car could approach a house late at night with the least amount of noise (to avoid waking the parents). James May's car had a remote for the stereo and horn. Jeremy somehow got hold of it ...

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* On a ''Series/TopGear'' episode that focused on finding the best car for a 17-year-old, one challenge was to see whose car could approach a house late at night with the least amount of noise (to avoid waking the parents). James May's car had a remote for the stereo and horn. Jeremy somehow got hold of it ...it...



* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Helo and Sharon are hiding in a store while a Cylon patrol goes by. Unfortunately a few minutes before they decided to make toast, which pops up at just that moment. Also counts as a VisualPun as the derogatory nickname for Cylons is "toasters".

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Helo and Sharon are hiding in a store while a Cylon patrol goes by. Unfortunately a few minutes before before, they had decided to make toast, which pops up at just that moment. Also counts as a VisualPun as the derogatory nickname for Cylons is "toasters".



* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' has an enemy example. In one chapter you are being stalked by an invisible "vampire". While you can make it visible by casting a simple spell, if you don't have time you can tell where it is when it knocks some things over (particularly in the basement when you destroy it's source of power and [[DeaderThanDead kill it for real]]).

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* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' has an enemy example. In one chapter you are being stalked by an invisible "vampire". While you can make it visible by casting a simple spell, if you don't have time you can tell where it is when it knocks some things over (particularly in the basement when you destroy it's its source of power and [[DeaderThanDead kill it for real]]).



* Dr. Venture of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has a moment like this when he accidently drops a lightbulb his bodyguard Brock Sampson asked him to unscrew for total darkness, thus alerting the nearby guards. After saying the trope name, Brock replies with an alternative plan: Throwing the Doctor into the group of incoming guards. Surprisingly, it works.

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* Dr. Venture of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has a moment like this when he accidently accidentally drops a lightbulb that his bodyguard Brock Sampson asked him to unscrew for total darkness, thus alerting the nearby guards. After saying the trope name, Brock replies with an alternative plan: Throwing the Doctor into the group of incoming guards. Surprisingly, it works.



* Harley and Ivy from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' meet at the Gotham Museum, each stealing some from it at the same time. Harley sneaked into the museum in a way that would impress {{C|lassyCatBurglar}}atwoman, and was partway through cutting open the display case of a large diamond when the alarms went off anyway. She turns around to see Ivy running past, so Harley says "to Heck with it", smashes the case, grabs the diamond, and runs.

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* Harley and Ivy from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' meet at the Gotham Museum, each stealing some from it at the same time. Harley sneaked into the museum in a way that would impress {{C|lassyCatBurglar}}atwoman, and was partway part way through cutting open the display case of a large diamond when the alarms went off anyway. She turns around to see Ivy running past, so Harley says "to Heck heck with it", smashes the case, grabs the diamond, and runs.
17th Feb '18 5:11:00 AM LordInsane
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* In the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode "Balance of Terror" the ''Enterprise'' and the Romulan warbird are both attempting StealthInSpace until Mr. Spock accidentally activates a control, giving their position away. It doesn't help his case that Romulans turn out to be an off-shoot of the Vulcan race, so a bridge officer is instantly suspicious of his motives.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode "Balance of Terror" the ''Enterprise'' and the Romulan warbird are both attempting StealthInSpace StealthInSpace[[note]]the warbird is the only one with a cloaking device, but the version of the cloaking device used in "Balance of Terror" limits the sensors of the cloaked ship[[/note]] until Mr. Spock accidentally activates a control, giving their position away. It doesn't help his case that Romulans turn out to be an off-shoot of the Vulcan race, so a bridge officer is instantly suspicious of his motives.
16th Feb '18 9:34:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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As a result, GenreSavvy sneaker-uppers will toss a stone[[note]]or a dry twig, if one can be readily obtained[[/note]] so that it lands with a "plunk" in the direction opposite their position to make the (not-so GenreSavvy) guards go investigate -- see ThrowingTheDistraction. The guards, even seasoned BorderPatrol, will ''always'' go for this [[UndeadHorseTrope old chestnut]]. If nobody notices when they ''really'' should have, see ItsProbablyNothing and TheGuardsMustBeCrazy. If the attempt at stealth is laughably inept, see WithCatlikeTread. If their attempt is good but they're still caught, they're dealing with TheAnticipator.

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As a result, GenreSavvy savvy sneaker-uppers will toss a stone[[note]]or a dry twig, if one can be readily obtained[[/note]] so that it lands with a "plunk" in the direction opposite their position to make the (not-so GenreSavvy) guards go investigate -- see ThrowingTheDistraction. The guards, even seasoned BorderPatrol, will ''always'' go for this [[UndeadHorseTrope old chestnut]]. If nobody notices when they ''really'' should have, see ItsProbablyNothing and TheGuardsMustBeCrazy. If the attempt at stealth is laughably inept, see WithCatlikeTread. If their attempt is good but they're still caught, they're dealing with TheAnticipator.



* Subverted in ''Magicians of Literature/{{Gor}}'': Tarl throws a stone and the guy he's trying to draw away from his position turns towards him -- he's GenreSavvy too.

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* Subverted in ''Magicians of Literature/{{Gor}}'': Tarl throws a stone and the guy he's trying to draw away from his position turns towards him -- he's GenreSavvy too.him.
14th Feb '18 9:34:17 PM foxley
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* ''Film/KingOfTheZombies'': When Bill and Jeff are secretly observing the voodoo ritual in the cellar, Bill accidentally knocks some debris off the altar they are hiding behind. Momba hears the noise and immediately spots them.
14th Jan '18 2:36:04 AM Piterpicher
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* ''KyaDarkLineage'' is not as much about as "what breaks your stealth" but more as in "do I kick their ass if they spot me, run the f*ck away or get my ass hand to me". Of course at one point you have to stealth ''and'' platform through a tight room with Wolfen guards, spikes, insta-kill floor, and what-not. What breaks your cover? You open the gate to the next level, locking down any deadly traps.

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* ''KyaDarkLineage'' ''VideoGame/KyaDarkLineage'' is not as much about as "what breaks your stealth" but more as in "do I kick their ass if they spot me, run the f*ck away or get my ass hand to me". Of course at one point you have to stealth ''and'' platform through a tight room with Wolfen guards, spikes, insta-kill floor, and what-not. What breaks your cover? You open the gate to the next level, locking down any deadly traps.
10th Jan '18 11:57:19 AM ngh93
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'''Fenwick''': Not, me, sir.\\
'''Benedict''': WELL, GET THEM!\\

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'''Fenwick''': Not, Not me, sir.\\
'''Benedict''': WELL, GET THEM!\\
THEM!
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