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21st Feb '17 11:15:53 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Cam realizes that Vivia might not be the person behind the assassination attempt on Merik when she learns that the Empress of Marstok, whose well-being doesn't interest Vivia in the slightest, has been attacked in the same way.
12th Feb '17 6:04:55 PM Odacon_Spy
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* One sidequest in ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided'' involves retrieving some data off a 3.5'' floppy disk before some mercenaries hired by [[spoiler:Picus]] can retrieve it, which requires a trip to an antiques store for a (by now 40-years obsolete) disk reader. The clerk at the antiques store offers to let Jensen rummage around in the basement looking for one, but the clerk's overly inquisitive nature and the fact that he constantly gets the name of the store wrong tips Jensen off that the "clerk" is really one of the mercenaries, waiting to ambush him.



* In WWII German spies would often try to infiltrate Britain via neutral Spain, posing as Swiss businessmen in order to travel to Spain. The problem was, German standards of discipline were ''too'' high; German spies were under standing orders to stay sober, not frequent brothels, and absolutely not to deal on the black market, whereas given how expensive and heavily taxed cigarettes, saccharine and other luxuries had become in Switzerland during World War Two, MI6 could tell with a good degree of accuracy who were real Swiss businessmen and who were spies simply by offering to sell them some cigarettes or nylons on the sly. At one point the German intelligence services were receiving hundreds of reports from agents “in London” per month, all coming from agents caught and turned in Spain, writing fake reports from Barcelona using the A-Z of London and copies of ''The Times'' to keep their fake reports realistic. All because the spies were ''more honest'' in their dealing than the civilians.

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* In WWII German spies would often try to infiltrate Britain via neutral Spain, posing as Swiss businessmen in order to travel to Spain. The problem was, German standards of discipline were ''too'' high; German spies were under standing orders to stay sober, not frequent brothels, and absolutely not to deal on the black market, whereas given how expensive and heavily taxed cigarettes, saccharine and other luxuries had become in Switzerland during World War Two, MI6 could tell with a good degree of accuracy who were real Swiss businessmen and who were spies simply by offering to sell them some cigarettes or nylons on the sly. At one point the German intelligence services were receiving hundreds of reports from agents “in London” London” per month, all coming from agents caught and turned in Spain, writing fake reports from Barcelona using the A-Z of London and copies of ''The Times'' to keep their fake reports realistic. All because the spies were ''more honest'' in their dealing than the civilians.
9th Feb '17 9:32:48 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the Franchise/{{Batman}} crossover ''[[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]'', Gotham City is hit with a cataclysmic earthquake and quarantined. Batman is in the city trying to clean it up, having sent Superman away. But Superman has come back as Clark Kent, trying to help people on a different scale. He tells Batman that he did his best to rough up his clothes so as not to stand out and asks Batman how he did. Batman looks him over and says "The toes of your shoes are scuffed, but you forgot to scuff the heels. Your shirt is dirty but bears no evidence of sweat or epidermal oil secretion stains. And no one around here has smelled of deodorant soap and laundry detergent for over five months." Clark asks how he looks to someone who isn't the world's greatest detective. Batman says he looks fine.

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* In the Franchise/{{Batman}} crossover ''[[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]]'', Gotham City is hit with a cataclysmic earthquake and quarantined. Batman is in the city trying to clean it up, having sent Superman away. But Superman has come back as Clark Kent, trying to help people on a different scale. He tells Batman that he did his best to rough up his clothes so as not to stand out and asks Batman how he did. Batman looks him over and says "The toes of your shoes are scuffed, but you forgot to scuff the heels. Your shirt is dirty but bears no evidence of sweat or epidermal oil secretion stains. And no one around here has smelled of deodorant deodorant, soap and or laundry detergent for over five months." Clark asks how he looks to someone who isn't the world's greatest detective. Batman says he looks fine.
6th Feb '17 9:12:34 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''Asylum of the Daleks'', what at first looks like a case of SkewedPriorities is actually this. [[spoiler: Oswin Oswald was supposedly able to keep the Asylum's security system from turning her into a Dalek herself, and has been fending off the Daleks in her escape pod and making soufflés for a year. The Doctor realizes that she couldn't have, since soufflés require perishable ingredients like milk, which Oswald would have no access to while trapped in her escape pod. It turns out, Oswald did not escape being made a Dalek, but was able to keep her own mind. All the scenes with her in the escape pod? It was her BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against Dalek conditioning.]]
1st Feb '17 1:00:43 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[http://anime.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600055428&chapter=6 The Vain Rose's Garden]]'' Keiichi quickly realizes the orgy he apparently walked in on is fake because whoever is behind it got Urd's pubic hair wrong. Furthermore when he interrupts them, everyone present has identical looks of shock on their face, regardless of their personality.
21st Jan '17 10:34:19 AM DannWoolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls:
** "Into the Bunker:" [[spoiler:When Dipper asks for a sign to decide which Wendy is the imposter, the shape shifter gives him a suggestive wink, which Dipper knows the real Wendy would not do as of yet, and the real Wendy gives a legitimate sign, so Dipper correctly strikes the imposter.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls:
''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** "Into the Bunker:" [[spoiler:When Dipper asks for a sign to decide which Wendy is the imposter, impostor, the shape shifter shapeshifter gives him a suggestive wink, which Dipper knows the real Wendy would not do as of yet, and the real Wendy gives a legitimate sign, so Dipper correctly strikes the imposter.impostor.]]
4th Jan '17 10:58:37 PM NOYB
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** Attempted in "Amy's Choice". The TARDIS team are being flipped between two realities, and they need to work out which one is too fantastic to be real--but Rory points out that this is difficult but when you're in a time machine that's bigger on the inside with a bow tie-wearing alien. [[spoiler:Not to mention the fact that ''both'' realities were fake - only the Doctor realised the Dream Lord had already given that fact away.]]

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** Attempted in "Amy's Choice". The TARDIS team are being flipped between two realities, and they need to work out which one is too fantastic to be real--but Rory points and Amy point out that this is difficult but when you're in a time machine that's bigger on the inside with a bow tie-wearing alien. [[spoiler:Not to mention the fact that ''both'' realities were fake - only the Doctor realised the Dream Lord had already given that fact away.]]
27th Dec '16 12:02:48 PM TheSinful
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* The titular character in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11434820/1/Diethard-Takes-a-Level-In-Badass Diethard Takes a Level in Badass]]'' quickly spots and points out to others the flaw in Ohgi's testimony about Zero's MindControl powers: Ohgi got his information from Viletta. Viletta who works for the in-universe equivalent of the [=NSA=] and is a former member of the Purist faction while Ohgi, whom she claims to love, is the Second in Command of the Black Knights, the only military power that can oppose Britannia. In other words, she has every imaginable reason to be lying.
** Tohdoh points out another when Cornelia insists that [[FriendToAllLivingThings Euphemia]] would never order a massacre if she hadn't been mind controlled. Tohdoh sarcastically demands if Zero mind controlled her into ordering the massacre at Saitama, or if he made Clovis purge Shinjuku, or if the Emperor conquered Japan on Zero's orders. The Britannian royal family never had a problem massacring innocent Japanese before, so why should they believe that Euphemia did.
23rd Dec '16 11:19:10 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In Creator/DaleBrown's ''Edge of Battle'', Jason tries to disguise himself as a Mexican to infiltrate a meeting by the villains, which works until one mook notices that he hass a ''gringo'''s blue eyes.

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* In Creator/DaleBrown's ''Edge of Battle'', Jason tries to disguise himself as a Mexican to infiltrate a meeting by the villains, which works until one mook notices that he hass has a ''gringo'''s blue eyes.
23rd Dec '16 11:18:13 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In Creator/DaleBrown's ''Edge of Battle'', Jason tries to disguise himself as a Mexican to infiltrate a meeting by the villains, which works until one mook notices that he hass a ''gringo''s blue eyes.

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* In Creator/DaleBrown's ''Edge of Battle'', Jason tries to disguise himself as a Mexican to infiltrate a meeting by the villains, which works until one mook notices that he hass a ''gringo''s ''gringo'''s blue eyes.
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