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24th Aug '17 3:37:02 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2549801/chapters/24092103 The Stark Truth]]'' Harry, Fred and George are kidnapped from Avengers Tower by Snape and Dumbledore and end up in the Hogwarts hospital wing. Once Harry wakes up they decide to leave.
-->'''Madame Pomfrey:''' The Headmaster ordered me to keep you here and in bed, but I all of a sudden have the need to use the bathroom. Excuse me, gentlemen.
20th Jul '17 9:26:04 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10844958/1/Stopped-in-Time Stopped in Time]]'' the Ministry of Magic institutes a marriage law pairing light wizards and witches with dark ones.
-->'''Harry:''' Do you have a list of all persons being affected by this?\\
'''Minister Shacklebolt:''' I do. I can't let you have it, but if a copy was to be made of this list there would be nothing I could do if I didn't know it.\\
[Shacklebolt leaves said list on the table and turns his back]
13th Jul '17 9:04:23 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6611208/9/Trust-Is-A-Relative-Thing Trust Is a Relative Thing]]'' Harry tries to order books on occlumency and related subjects during his first year. On Halloween he receives a parcel with an accompanying letter.
-->Those books on your list are restricted for sale by the ministry. But oddly enough I was buying some books from an estate sale of a retired auror and I found a stack containing those books and a couple others. Tucked inside one of those books was a letter stating he wished for those books to be bequeathed to you, but apparently he misplaced the letter to his solicitors to that effect. Who am I to get in the way of a wizard's last wishes. Since I in good faith paid his estate five galleons for the books I have billed your Gringotts account for the same.
11th Jul '17 9:07:11 AM tiger64guy
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* [[http://notalwayslearning.com/silent-protest/31867 This teacher]] says this trope almost word-to-word, hoping that no protesting students get up to mischief while he's on his break. He especially hopes that they don't push that [[BigRedButton BIG BUTTON]] over there. [[CouldSayItBut That would be terrible.]]

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* [[http://notalwayslearning.com/silent-protest/31867 [[https://notalwaysright.com/silent-protest/33527/ This teacher]] says this trope almost word-to-word, hoping that no protesting students get up to mischief while he's on his break. He especially hopes that they don't push that [[BigRedButton BIG BUTTON]] over there. [[CouldSayItBut That would be terrible.]]
19th Feb '17 4:55:47 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "New York's Finest," Karen Page drops by assistant district attorney Blake Tower's office to confront him with evidence that his boss, District Attorney Samantha Reyes, is crooked and will backstab him the moment trouble strikes her. Karen's visit is so that she can request his copy of the Punisher file. Tower steps out, "accidentally" leaving the Punisher file on his desk for Karen to steal.
-->'''Blake Tower:''' What makes you think I could help you, even if I wanted to?
-->'''Karen Page:''' You have information on the Punisher.
-->'''Blake Tower:''' That's classified.
-->'''Karen Page:''' Do I look like I'm going to post it on YouTube?
18th Jan '17 6:10:19 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://jeconais.fanficauthors.net/This_Means_War/8__Manic_Monday/ This Means War]]'' the director of Gringotts is called away from a meeting with Harry, "accidentally" leaving information on Minister Fudge's financial dealings in plain sight on his desk.
8th Jan '17 3:22:47 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate universe's]] adaptation of the [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Clone Saga]], Peter and Jessica Drew (his OppositeSexClone) find themselves trapped in a warehouse, with Nick Fury and a bunch of SHIELD soldiers there to arrest them. Before that can happen, Doctor Octopus comes waltzing in and smugly informs them all that he got off scot-free from all of the crimes he did ''and'' was able to more or less pervert Peter's life and all he stood for, by being signed on to run the CIA's cloning program and making a bunch of Spider-Man clone soldiers. Because of his protection with the CIA, Fury can't touch him. So Fury orders all of his soldiers to take a five minute coffee break, leaving no one to stop Peter and Jessica from beating the shit out of Doc Ock. Bonus points for Peter actually ''asking'' for Fury to invoke this trope, just so he can have a chance to beat Doc Ock up before being arrested.

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* In the [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate universe's]] adaptation of the [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Clone Saga]], Peter and Jessica Drew (his OppositeSexClone) find themselves trapped in a warehouse, with Nick Fury and a bunch of SHIELD soldiers there to arrest them. Before that can happen, Doctor Octopus comes waltzing in and smugly informs them all that he got off scot-free from all of the crimes he did ''and'' was able to more or less pervert Peter's life and all he stood for, by being signed on to run the CIA's cloning program and making a bunch of Spider-Man clone soldiers. Because of his protection with the CIA, Fury can't touch him. So Fury orders all of his soldiers to take a five minute coffee break, leaving no one to stop Peter and Jessica from beating the shit out of Doc Ock. Bonus points for Peter actually ''asking'' for Fury to invoke this trope, just so he can have a chance to beat Doc Ock up before being arrested.
7th Dec '16 2:51:17 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/ElCaso'': Jesús Expósito is still convinced that Pepe Garcés didn't kill himself, and tries to compare the letter of the alleged suicide note to his handwriting. He heads to the police station and asks Montenegro for Garcés's forced confession of "The Rosary Killer"'s murders:

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* ''Series/ElCaso'': Jesús Expósito is still convinced that Pepe Garcés didn't kill himself, and tries to compare the letter of the alleged suicide note to his handwriting. He heads to the police station and asks his friend Commissioner Montenegro for Garcés's forced confession of "The Rosary Killer"'s murders:
7th Dec '16 2:50:09 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/ElCaso'': Jesús Expósito is still convinced that Pepe Garcés didn't kill himself, and tries to compare the letter of the alleged suicide note to his handwriting. He heads to the police station and asks Montenegro for Garcés's forced confession of "The Rosary Killer"'s murders:
-->'''Montenegro:''' I can't give you Garcés's confession. But if someone searches for it in the files, there's nothing I can do about it.
30th Nov '16 4:16:50 AM SteveMB
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See also CopsNeedTheVigilante for when the cops actively enlist civilians to work outside the law. Also compare IllPretendIDidntHearThat (an authority figure ignores an infraction while making it clear that it ''was'' noticed) and FakeStatic (a character pretends to not hear inconvenient orders or statements over a "noisy" communications channel). Overlaps with INeedToGoIronMyDog if the excuse is blatantly transparent. Not to do with a father [[DisappearedDad stepping out for coffee]].

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See also CopsNeedTheVigilante for when the cops actively enlist civilians to work outside the law. Also compare IllPretendIDidntHearThat (an authority figure ignores an infraction while making it clear that it ''was'' noticed) and FakeStatic (a character pretends to not hear inconvenient orders or statements over a "noisy" communications channel). Overlaps with INeedToGoIronMyDog if the excuse is blatantly transparent.transparent and absurd. Not to do with a father [[DisappearedDad stepping out for coffee]].
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