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6th May '16 10:33:42 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': At the start of "The Lion and the Unicorn", Steed and Purdey are listening at the door of the hotel room of ProfessionalKiller the Unicorn when Purdey knocks over an ashtray and they have to flee for their lives.
4th Apr '16 6:26:17 PM DyingWillKirby
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Judy and Nick are in the secret hideout of [[spoiler:Mayor Lionheart]], hiding in the shadows while [[spoiler:Lionheart and a badger scientist discuss the next steps on how to deal with the savage predators they kidnapped]], which Judy records on her phone. Then her parents call...
19th Jan '16 5:14:13 PM ANTMuddle
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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 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 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.
5th Jan '16 3:20:41 PM MarkKB
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* In the climax of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[=/=]''Series/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Starlight]]'', Jumba attempts to [[HoldingTheFloor Hold The Floor]] with one of the Queen's [[TheDragon allies]], while Pleakley enters [[HandSignals the code he signals behind his back]] into Jumba's communicator. However, he gets the code Jumba is signing to him incorrect, causing a loud beeping noise and alerting the bad guy to what Pleakley was doing.

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* In the climax of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[=/=]''Series/StarTrek'' ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[=/=]''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Starlight]]'', Jumba attempts to [[HoldingTheFloor Hold The Floor]] with one of the Queen's [[TheDragon allies]], while Pleakley enters [[HandSignals the code he signals behind his back]] into Jumba's communicator. However, he gets the code Jumba is signing to him incorrect, causing a loud beeping noise and alerting the bad guy to what Pleakley was doing.
5th Jan '16 11:27:45 AM MarkKB
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* Said word-for-word by Twilight in ''Shades'' Act 2 Part 4 of the ''VideoGame/MassEffect''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/MassEffectTheEquestrianEquation'' after [[spoiler:the alarm is raised during their attempt to locate the kidnapper of ponies.]]
* In the climax of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[=/=]''Series/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Starlight]]'', Jumba attempts to [[HoldingTheFloor Hold The Floor]] with one of the Queen's [[TheDragon allies]], while Pleakley enters [[HandSignals the code he signals behind his back]] into Jumba's communicator. However, he gets the code Jumba is signing to him incorrect, causing a loud beeping noise and alerting the bad guy to what Pleakley was doing.
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29th Dec '15 7:59:50 PM Technetium
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In a situation where a character 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 [[StartStealthilyEndsLoudly 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 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 [[StartStealthilyEndsLoudly have to face the enemy in a full-blown battle]].battle. Either way, heads will turn suddenly.
28th Dec '15 8:25:24 AM DAN004
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In a situation where a character 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 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 [[StartStealthilyEndsLoudly have to face the enemy in a full-blown battle.battle]]. Either way, heads will turn suddenly.
28th Nov '15 10:58:56 AM Steven
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* This is pretty much every player's reaction in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' if stealth fails since SWAT are now on their way.
25th Oct '15 5:48:10 PM nombretomado
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter Prospero in Hell]]'', Miranda realizes she is not alone when someone steps on a twig.

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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero in Hell]]'', Miranda realizes she is not alone when someone steps on a twig.
16th Oct '15 10:09:49 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* The stealth part in Stage 5 of ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' is optional. You can choose to go through the stealth part of the stage guns blazing.
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