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18th Sep '17 9:06:58 AM Valathreon
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' Several times, Ryder and their team encounter some Remnant bots which they try to sneak past. It inevitably results in Ryder and team being spotted and having to shoot their way through anyhow. And again when trying to infiltrate [[BigBag the Archon's]] ship. They get spotted the very second they go through the door.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' Several times, Ryder and their team encounter some Remnant bots which they try to sneak past. It inevitably results in Ryder and team being spotted and having to shoot their way through anyhow. And again when trying to infiltrate [[BigBag [[BigBad the Archon's]] ship. They get spotted the very second they go through the door.
5th Sep '17 12:35:02 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' book ''Changes'', Dresden's strike force was attempting to make a stealthy approach to Chichen Itza by way of the jungle. There's enough going on out there on a normal night that guards wouldn't automatically go ballistic at a twig, but then an escaped prisoner and a pursuing [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Red Court vampire]] run right into them. Things go downhill from there.

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* In the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' book ''Changes'', ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', Dresden's strike force was attempting to make a stealthy approach to Chichen Itza by way of the jungle. There's enough going on out there on a normal night that guards wouldn't automatically go ballistic at a twig, but then an escaped prisoner and a pursuing [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Red Court vampire]] run right into them. Things go downhill from there.
25th Aug '17 10:09:10 AM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Judy and Nick are investigating [[AbandonedHospital Cliffside Asylum]] hiding in the shadows while [[spoiler:Mayor Lionheart and a honey badger doctor discuss how to deal with the savage predators they are holding]]. Judy is recording the conversation on her phone. Then her parents call...
5th Aug '17 4:00:57 PM Scorntex
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* Comicbook/{{Exiles}}: The team is face to face with a hyper-irradiated Bannerless Comicbook/{{Hulk}}. Blink cautions them not to make any sudden moves, and the Hulk seems to stay relatively calm. [[OhCrap Then a chicken steps on a twig.]]

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* Comicbook/{{Exiles}}: ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}'': The team is face to face with a hyper-irradiated Bannerless Comicbook/{{Hulk}}. Blink cautions them not to make any sudden moves, and the Hulk seems to stay relatively calm. [[OhCrap Then Morph, in the form of a chicken chicken, steps on a twig.]]


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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' Several times, Ryder and their team encounter some Remnant bots which they try to sneak past. It inevitably results in Ryder and team being spotted and having to shoot their way through anyhow. And again when trying to infiltrate [[BigBag the Archon's]] ship. They get spotted the very second they go through the door.
18th Jul '17 4:13:56 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' Daray fails to actually knock out his initial attacker when he returns to a village with a kill on sight bounty on his head and she loudly declares his presence to the whole village as he tries to sneak away after punching her.
6th Jul '17 2:36:35 AM StFan
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->''"There’s no saying ‘I’m sorry’ in the field. So if it feels like a gamble’s about to come up short, you put on a smile--and try to get your hands on a weapon without anyone noticing."''
-->-- '''''Series/BurnNotice'''''

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->''"There’s ->''"There's no saying ‘I’m sorry’ 'I'm sorry' in the field. So if it feels like a gamble’s gamble's about to come up short, you put on a smile--and smile -- and try to get your hands on a weapon without anyone noticing."''
"''
-->-- '''''Series/BurnNotice'''''
''Series/BurnNotice''




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\n!!Examples\n!!Examples:



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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', this happens thanks to a ''rooster''... Sort of. Usopp, the one doing the sneaking, fully expects the rooster to crow and wake up the enemy, a government assassin capable of killing a hundred men single-handedly. Instead, the rooster quietly chirps, causing Usopp to scream in shock, "[[SoundDefect ROOSTERS DON'T MAKE THAT KIND OF SOUND!]]"

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', this ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** This
happens thanks to a ''rooster''... Sort of. Usopp, the one doing the sneaking, fully expects the rooster to crow and wake up the enemy, a government assassin capable of killing a hundred men single-handedly.singlehandedly. Instead, the rooster quietly chirps, causing Usopp to scream in shock, "[[SoundDefect ROOSTERS DON'T MAKE THAT KIND OF SOUND!]]"



** One of the few times this trope ''wasn't'' Luffy's fault was in Impel Down. Having snuck into the prison so he can rescue Ace, Luffy stayed out of sight and kept quiet. Unfortunately, by sheer concidence, Buggy the Clown was already launching his own attempt at a jailbreak and ended up blowing Luffy's cover.

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** One of the few times this trope ''wasn't'' ''isn't'' Luffy's fault was is in Impel Down. Having snuck sneaked into the prison so he can rescue Ace, Luffy stayed stays out of sight and kept quiet. Unfortunately, by sheer concidence, coincidence, Buggy the Clown was is already launching his own attempt at a jailbreak and ended ends up blowing Luffy's cover.



-->'''L''': Forget everything I just said. We're going to need a new strategy. Matsuda, you ''idiot!''

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-->'''L''': -->'''L:''' Forget everything I just said. We're going to need a new strategy. Matsuda, you ''idiot!''



-->'''Devo:''' How did you know I was in the fridge?
-->'''Polnareff:''' Are you ''stupid?'' You took everything ''out'' of the fridge and ''left it in plain sight!''
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Sousuke and Kurz realise that enemy soldiers are moving in on them and dive for cover. Kaname notes that this is like a BolivianArmyEnding trope, and says movies should have a HappyEnding. Unfortunately she says the last bit too loud -- DisturbedDoves give away their location, leading to an immediate shoot-out.

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-->'''Devo:''' How did you know I was in the fridge?
-->'''Polnareff:'''
fridge?\\
'''Polnareff:'''
Are you ''stupid?'' You took everything ''out'' of the fridge and ''left it in plain sight!''
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Sousuke Sōsuke and Kurz realise realize that enemy soldiers are moving in on them and dive for cover. Kaname notes that this is like a BolivianArmyEnding trope, and says movies should have a HappyEnding. Unfortunately she says the last bit too loud -- DisturbedDoves give away their location, leading to an immediate shoot-out.



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[[folder: FanFics]][[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip, in which some {{In|junCountry}}dians are waiting in ambush, only for one of them to step on a bikehorn which someone left lying around.
-->"And you call yourself an Indian."
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[[folder:Fan Works]]



[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In the first ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Woody and Buzz's attempt to sneak out of Sid's house is ruined when Woody's pull cord gets snagged and one of his recorded phrases wakes AngryGuardDog Scud.

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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'':
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In the first ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', movie, Woody and Buzz's attempt to sneak out of Sid's house is ruined when Woody's pull cord gets snagged and one of his recorded phrases wakes AngryGuardDog Scud.



* Han Solo steps on a stick when he tries sneaking up on a Scout trooper in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'':
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Han Solo steps on a stick when he tries sneaking up on a Scout trooper in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.the Endor Moon forest.



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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be"]], Dean warns Wishverse!Sam to keep quiet, but Sam can't help gasping in horror when he sees the djinn drinking blood and almost reveals their hiding place.
* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' in an episode concerning classic AirVentPassageway tried out Jamie's magnetic clamps to try and scale a vertical vent. Result is nicely summed up by Adam.
--> '''Adam''': Thor, the god of thunder, is trying to enter my building!

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe What Is And What Should Never Be"]], Be]]", Dean warns Wishverse!Sam Wishverse-Sam to keep quiet, but Sam can't help gasping in horror when he sees the djinn drinking blood and almost reveals their hiding place.
* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/MythBusters'', in an episode concerning classic AirVentPassageway tried AirVentPassageway: they used out Jamie's magnetic clamps to try and scale a vertical vent. Result is nicely summed up by Adam.
--> '''Adam''': -->'''Adam:''' Thor, the god of thunder, is trying to enter my building!



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.''Series/PersonOfInterest'':



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip, in which some {{In|junCountry}}dians are waiting in ambush, only for one of them to step on a bikehorn which someone left lying around.
** "And you call yourself an Indian."
[[/folder]]



** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Ork Kommandos operate on similar logic, going around invisibly setting explosives and backstabbing sentries so they can enjoy the looks of terror on their victims... at least until the first one can't take it anymore and charges yelling WAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!
*** Back when Madboys were still in the fluff, there was mention of how they were a liability in the best of cases, like deciding the best time to have a shouting match is in the middle of a night raid.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s * ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'''s Ork Kommandos operate on similar logic, going around invisibly setting explosives and backstabbing sentries so they can enjoy the looks of terror on their victims... at least until the first one can't take it anymore and charges yelling WAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!
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WAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH! Back when Madboys were still in the fluff, there was mention of how they were a liability in the best of cases, like deciding the best time to have a shouting match is in the middle of a night raid.



[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Spoofed in an early instalment of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where one of the heroes fails his Move Silently roll while the group is trying to sneak invisibly past a room full of guards. Each of them [[RPGMechanicsVerse states the roll they made]], and the noise that attracts the guards' attention is the sound of Elan yelling "I GOT A FOUR! DID YOU HEAR ME? I GOT-!"

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[[folder:Webcomics]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Spoofed in an early instalment of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', installment, where one of the heroes fails his Move Silently roll while the group is trying to sneak invisibly past a room full of guards. Each of them [[RPGMechanicsVerse states the roll they made]], and the noise that attracts the guards' attention is the sound of Elan yelling "I GOT A FOUR! DID YOU HEAR ME? I GOT-!"



* In Webcomic/{{Strays}}, [[http://www.straysonline.com/2009/05/page-90/ how Meela notices Feral again.]]

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* In Webcomic/{{Strays}}, ''Webcomic/{{Strays}}'', [[http://www.straysonline.com/2009/05/page-90/ how Meela notices Feral again.]]



[[folder:Web Original]]
* EvilOverlordList #139: If I'm sitting in my camp, hear a twig snap, start to investigate, then encounter a small woodland creature, I will send out some scouts anyway just to be on the safe side. (If they disappear into the foliage, I will not send out another patrol; I will break out the napalm.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WoM2bHfr48 This]] video clip about an astronaut who avoids confrontation with a monster... {{NOT}}
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' parodies the above-mentioned ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' example with Peter/Han stepping on a twig, a sheet of bubble wrap, a bike horn, a dog's tail and finally a radio.
** And the guard only notices because "[[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy Hey, I love this song]]!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' parodies the above-mentioned ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' example with Peter/Han stepping on a twig, a sheet of bubble wrap, a bike horn, a dog's tail and finally a radio. \n** And the guard only notices because "[[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy Hey, I love this song]]!"



* Harley and Ivy from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' meet at the Gotham Museum, each stealing some from it at the same time. Harley snuck 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 snuck 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.



[[folder:Other]]
* EvilOverlordList #139: If I'm sitting in my camp, hear a twig snap, start to investigate, then encounter a small woodland creature, I will send out some scouts anyway just to be on the safe side. (If they disappear into the foliage, I will not send out another patrol; I will break out the napalm.)

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[[folder:Other]]
* EvilOverlordList #139: If I'm sitting in my camp, hear a twig snap, start to investigate, then encounter a small woodland creature, I will send out some scouts anyway just to be on the safe side. (If they disappear into the foliage, I will not send out another patrol; I will break out the napalm.)
[[folder:Real Life]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WoM2bHfr48 This]] video clip about an astronaut who avoids confrontation with a monster ... {{NOT}}




Okay, guys, I think we managed that all right, now let's just sneak our way out of here and...

''*crack*''

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\nOkay, ----
->Okay,
guys, I think we managed that all right, now let's just sneak our way out of here and...

''*crack*''
and...\\\
''*crack*''\\\
2nd Jul '17 3:05:04 AM JackG
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** Lampshaded when Finch, annoyed at Shaw's tendency to [[StealthHiBye sneak up on him]], asks if she can't step on a twig. A flashback episode later reveals that Finch witnessed Shaw carrying out her first assassination. When Finch tries to sneak off, he steps on a twig and freezes in place. Fortunately he's behind a tree so when Shaw turns to look, she doesn't see anyone.

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** Lampshaded when Finch, annoyed at Shaw's tendency to [[StealthHiBye sneak up on him]], asks if she can't step on a twig. A flashback episode later reveals that Finch witnessed Shaw carrying out her first assassination. When Finch tries to sneak off, he steps on a twig and freezes in place. Fortunately [[TreeCover he's behind a tree tree]] so when Shaw turns to look, she doesn't see anyone.
29th Jun '17 12:00:43 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'':

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'':''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'':
28th Jun '17 7:47:29 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Said word-for-word by Barney Calhoun in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. He announces that your group will have to sneak through a building - then, as soon as he opens a door, a camera spots you.

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* Said word-for-word by Barney Calhoun in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. He announces that your group will have to sneak through the Overwatch Nexus, a pre-war public service building to take down the Suppression Device (a Combine Dark Energy Mortar) - then, as soon as he opens a door, a camera spots you.
24th Jun '17 5:47:47 AM JackG
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Lie of the Land", the Doctor returns to Britain after months on a prison ship. Bill notes that they could have just snuck back into the country, but [[LargeHam being the Doctor]] he's got to make a DynamicEntry; in this case involving ramming the harbour with the prison ship.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Lie of the Land", the Doctor returns to Britain after months on a prison ship. Bill notes that they could have just snuck back into the country, but [[LargeHam being the Doctor]] he's got to make a DynamicEntry; in this case involving ramming the nearest harbour with the prison ship.
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