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7th Nov '16 3:18:10 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Power Ponies", Twilight Sparkle starts telling her friends a plan for how they can sneak into the supervillain the Mane-Iac's hideout. Rainbow Dash, who wasn't paying attention, suddenly charges up to the front entrance and starts yelling for the Mane-Iac to come out and fight. Annoyed, Twilight says, "So much for the element of surprise."

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Power Ponies", Twilight Sparkle starts telling her friends a plan for how they can sneak into the supervillain the Mane-Iac's Mane-iac's hideout. Rainbow Dash, who wasn't paying attention, suddenly charges up to the front entrance and starts yelling for the Mane-Iac Mane-iac to come out and fight. Annoyed, Twilight says, "So much for the element of surprise."
6th Nov '16 2:13:26 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* A larger-scale example happens in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect''/''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' crossover ''FanFic/CyclesUponCycles''. Commander Shepard's ship, the ''Normandy'', is an Alliance (The alliance in question is between the races of ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'') ship meant to operate covertly in [[VideoGame/MassEffect Council]] space (there was a war and now neither side trusts the other) space. They proceed to quickly blow ''that'' out of the water before their first mission- they get warning of an attack on the planet of Eden Prime and then proceed to very publicly save the planet from said attack. Luckily, their act of heroism helps convince the Council to simply ''let'' them operate in their space.

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* A larger-scale example happens in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect''/''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' crossover ''FanFic/CyclesUponCycles''. Commander Shepard's ship, the ''Normandy'', is an Alliance (The alliance in question is between the races of ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'') ship meant to operate covertly in [[VideoGame/MassEffect Council]] space (there was a war and now neither side trusts the other) space.other). They proceed to quickly blow ''that'' out of the water before their first mission- they get warning of an attack on the planet of Eden Prime and then proceed to very publicly save the planet from said attack. Luckily, their act of heroism helps convince the Council to simply ''let'' them operate in their space.
6th Nov '16 2:12:52 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* A larger-scale example happens in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect''/''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' crossover ''FanFic/CyclesUponCycles''. Commander Shepard's ship, the ''Normandy'', is an Alliance (The alliance in question is between the races of ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'') ship meant to operate covertly in [[VideoGame/MassEffect Council]] space (there was a war and now neither side trusts the other) space. They proceed to quickly blow ''that'' out of the water before their first mission- they get warning of an attack on the planet of Eden Prime and then proceed to very publicly save the planet from said attack. Luckily, their act of heroism helps convince the Council to simply ''let'' them operate in their space.
12th Oct '16 5:49:21 PM Tyk5919
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Dinocorps}}'', Jarek orders his troops to be stealthy as they look for a triggering device that'll activate a weapon capable of exterminating humanity. Then police officers show up in a squad car and spot them. Jarek wastes no time blowing up their car ''with a rocket''.
9th Sep '16 2:00:13 PM Gagaga_Madness
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* The Genesis game ''ToeJam & Earl'': when you tiptoe past a sleeping enemy you would [[SneezeOfDoom occasionally sneeze and awaken it]].

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* The Genesis game ''ToeJam & Earl'': ''Videogame/ToeJamAndEarl'': when you tiptoe past a sleeping enemy you would [[SneezeOfDoom occasionally sneeze and awaken it]].
6th Sep '16 9:32:04 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheMadKing'' by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, the hero sneaks into the villain's hotel room at night to steal some important papers. All goes without a hitch until he trips over a shoe on the way out, rousing the villain.
6th Sep '16 8:52:42 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Played for laughs in ''Film/{{Freaked}}'', where everything under the roof makes some sort of loud noise, but it all goes unnoticed... ''right'' until someone knocks over a plastic cup.
30th Aug '16 2:12:06 PM margdean56
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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.
* In Literature/TheAmityIncident this happens a few times to Shanice - she accidentally speaks while trying to sketch [[spoiler: T'reka]], and at one point forgets to tuck her bright red hair into the otherwise [[WallpaperCamouflage ridiculously effective]] gilly suit.

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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.
* In Literature/TheAmityIncident this happens a few times to Shanice - -- she accidentally speaks while trying to sketch [[spoiler: T'reka]], and at one point forgets to tuck her bright red hair into the otherwise [[WallpaperCamouflage ridiculously effective]] gilly suit.



* Despite weeks of practice, TheWiseMansFear has one of Kvothe's companions bumble about and nearly reveal them to their target.

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* Despite weeks of practice, TheWiseMansFear ''TheWiseMansFear'' has one of Kvothe's companions bumble about and nearly reveal them to their target.
30th Aug '16 2:07:34 PM margdean56
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In a situation where a character not unlike the TechnicolorNinja is trying to sneak around unnoticed, their attempt at stealth will suddenly be threatened by them stepping on a dry twig, [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]], knocking something over, setting off an alarm, blowing their cover, or otherwise alerting others to their presence. If no one notices, they might be okay - in the worst case, they might be captured, or have to face the enemy in a full-blown battle. Either way, heads will turn suddenly.

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In a situation where a character not unlike the TechnicolorNinja is trying to sneak around unnoticed, their attempt at stealth will suddenly be threatened by them stepping on a dry twig, [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]], knocking something over, setting off an alarm, blowing their cover, or otherwise alerting others to their presence. If no one notices, they might be okay - -- in the worst case, they might be captured, or have to face the enemy in a full-blown battle. Either way, heads will turn suddenly.
14th Aug '16 1:02:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' in the mission Uprising, after you have just taken out a few Brutes and met with some more Elites, several drop pods crash into the ground giving the Arbiter reinforcements, one of your more Genre savvy comrades remarks, "So much for a stealthy advance".

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' in the 2}}''[='s=] mission Uprising, "Uprising", after you have just taken out a few Brutes and met with some more Elites, several drop pods crash into the ground ground, giving the Arbiter reinforcements, one reinforcements. One of your more Genre savvy Savvy comrades remarks, remarks "So much for a stealthy advance".
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