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11th May '16 11:42:20 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron steps out onto the street when SMACK. She gets hit by a car and her head goes through the windshield and she tells the people inside to remain calm.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron steps out onto the street when SMACK. She gets hit by a car and her head goes through the windshield and she tells the people inside to remain calm.
24th Feb '16 4:53:15 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Averted in ''RatchetAndClank: Going Commando'' when Ratchet asks if Clank hears something before the Thugs-4-Less Leader reappears in a helicopter.

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* Averted in ''RatchetAndClank: Going Commando'' ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' when Ratchet asks if Clank hears something before the Thugs-4-Less Leader reappears in a helicopter.
8th Jan '16 3:52:01 PM jormis29
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* ''TheAmazingSpiez'' episode "Operation Spy-Sitter" had a WOOHP helicopter appear outside the window of the kids' house.

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* ''TheAmazingSpiez'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez'' episode "Operation Spy-Sitter" had a WOOHP helicopter appear outside the window of the kids' house.
5th Dec '15 4:31:12 AM Chabal2
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* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' has [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-12-06/comic/non-storyline/randoms/boy-did-you-pick-the-wrong-table/ a hilarious example]] with its subversion of BlackHelicopters.
--> '''ConspiracyTheorist:''' BlackHelicopters! With silenced, counter-rotating blades and light-absorbing paint! They're ''real'', man! Don't be suckered in by the media lies!\\
'''Virus:''' Helicopters? Try VTOL jet aircraft, dude? And there's no such thing as "light-absorbing paint". It's actually a resin matrix of nanoscopic piezoelectric metacrystals. Active noise-cancellation is civvy technology already used in sound studios, you just need a lassive number of CPU cycles to make it work 3-dimensionally on a whole aircraft. Techno-angelic cloud-computing makes CABAL the most powerful supercomputer in the world, of course, so that's not a problem.\\

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* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' has [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-12-06/comic/non-storyline/randoms/boy-did-you-pick-the-wrong-table/ a hilarious example]] with its subversion of BlackHelicopters.
{{Black Helicopter}}s.
--> '''ConspiracyTheorist:''' BlackHelicopters! {{Black Helicopter}}s! With silenced, counter-rotating blades and light-absorbing paint! They're ''real'', man! Don't be suckered in by the media lies!\\
'''Virus:''' Helicopters? Try VTOL jet aircraft, dude? dude. And there's no such thing as "light-absorbing paint". It's actually a resin matrix of nanoscopic piezoelectric metacrystals. Active noise-cancellation is civvy technology already used in sound studios, you just need a lassive number of CPU cycles to make it work 3-dimensionally on a whole aircraft. Techno-angelic cloud-computing makes CABAL the most powerful supercomputer in the world, of course, so that's not a problem.\\
5th Dec '15 4:29:16 AM Chabal2
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* Castellan Ursakar E. Creed's "Tactical Genius" special rule in ''Warhammer40K'' allows him to infiltrate a single unit before the battle (see MirrorSurprise for how it's supposed to look). MemeticMutation has extended this to entire Baneblade tanks or even ''building-sized Titans'', often through use of BehindAStick.
-> Where did that Baneblade come from?! Only a tactical genius [[OutGambitted could ha-]]''[[SayMyName CREEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD!!!!]]''

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* Castellan Ursakar E. Creed's "Tactical Genius" special rule in ''Warhammer40K'' allows him to infiltrate a single unit before the battle (see MirrorSurprise MirrorScare for how it's supposed to look). MemeticMutation has extended this to entire Baneblade tanks or even ''building-sized Titans'', often through use of BehindAStick.
-> --> Where did that Baneblade come from?! Only a tactical genius [[OutGambitted could ha-]]''[[SayMyName CREEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD!!!!]]''


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* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' has [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-12-06/comic/non-storyline/randoms/boy-did-you-pick-the-wrong-table/ a hilarious example]] with its subversion of BlackHelicopters.
--> '''ConspiracyTheorist:''' BlackHelicopters! With silenced, counter-rotating blades and light-absorbing paint! They're ''real'', man! Don't be suckered in by the media lies!\\
'''Virus:''' Helicopters? Try VTOL jet aircraft, dude? And there's no such thing as "light-absorbing paint". It's actually a resin matrix of nanoscopic piezoelectric metacrystals. Active noise-cancellation is civvy technology already used in sound studios, you just need a lassive number of CPU cycles to make it work 3-dimensionally on a whole aircraft. Techno-angelic cloud-computing makes CABAL the most powerful supercomputer in the world, of course, so that's not a problem.\\
'''Eastwood:''' Those guys are foreign businessmen or something. You got nothing to worry about from them. ''They'' aren't Inquisition.\\
'''ConspiracyTheorist:''' I- You- Oh. Oh gods. Oh ''gods''.\\
'''[[PsychoForHire Lothar:]]''' Keep watching the skies, friend. We'll see ''you'' later.
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5th Dec '15 4:19:12 AM Chabal2
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* Castellan Ursakar E. Creed's "Tactical Genius" special rule in ''Warhammer40K'' allows him to infiltrate a single unit before the battle (see MirrorSurprise for how it's supposed to look). MemeticMutation has extended this to entire Baneblade tanks or even ''building-sized Titans'', often through use of BehindAStick.
-> Where did that Baneblade come from?! Only a tactical genius [[OutGambitted could ha-]]''[[SayMyName CREEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD!!!!]]''
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14th Nov '15 11:40:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/NarrowMargin''. RogerEbert tore this movie a new one over this trope.

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* ''Film/NarrowMargin''. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert tore this movie a new one over this trope.
31st Aug '15 7:16:53 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/BlueThunder''. The title helicopter appears from below the side of a bridge to save a woman being (unjustly) pursued by the police. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd3lDhyM21M#t=2m45s here]]. The helicopter actually had a "whisper" mode that could be turned on to make it quieter than normal. Apparently, it was not a good idea to use it all the time. It most likely reduced the performance in exchange for sound reduction.

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* ''Film/BlueThunder''. The title helicopter appears from below the side of a bridge to save a woman being (unjustly) pursued by the police. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd3lDhyM21M#t=2m45s here]]. The helicopter actually had a "whisper" mode that could be turned on to make it quieter than normal. Apparently, it was not a good idea to use it all the time. It most likely reduced the performance in exchange for sound reduction.



* ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Stromberg's attack helicopter appears from behind a low wall at the edge of a cliff with no warning. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUxpXy1Oot4#t=4m15s here]].

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* ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Stromberg's attack helicopter appears from behind a low wall at the edge of a cliff with no warning. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUxpXy1Oot4#t=4m15s here]].
31st Jul '15 3:15:58 AM Jake
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* All those times a helicopter is mistaken for a UFO, despite having a distinctive sound. Examples appear in ''Series/DarkSkies'', ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'', and ''Series/TheXFiles'' (which managed to avoid the cliche for several seasons until the episode where Agent Dogget first appears).

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* All those times a helicopter is mistaken for a UFO, despite having a distinctive sound. Examples appear in ''Series/DarkSkies'', ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'', and ''Series/TheXFiles'' (which managed to avoid the cliche for several seasons until the episode where Agent Dogget first appears). Although ''Airwolf'' almost justified it with that distinctive FutureCopter-ish engine noise that sounds very little like a normal helicopter.
17th Jun '15 8:24:36 AM StFan
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* Happens frequently on ''NajicaBlitzTactics'', thanks to Najica's ever-so-handy remote-controlled helicopter gunship. Might be partially justified by it being a low-noise Stealth Chopper specifically designed for the kind of secret missions she engages in, but still...
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this with the reveal of [[spoiler: Haruna's airship]], which provides a way for Negi to get to Nodoka in time to save her from a group of bounty hunters.
** Repeated with the same vehicle during the Governor's Ball.

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* Happens frequently on ''NajicaBlitzTactics'', ''Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics'', thanks to Najica's ever-so-handy remote-controlled helicopter gunship. Might be partially justified by it being a low-noise Stealth Chopper specifically designed for the kind of secret missions she engages in, but still...
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this with the reveal of [[spoiler: Haruna's airship]], which provides a way for Negi to get to Nodoka in time to save her from a group of bounty hunters.
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hunters. Repeated with the same vehicle during the Governor's Ball.
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