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25th Oct '16 3:25:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TraumaTeam,'' Gabriel Cunningham pulls this when confronted by Ian Holden late in the game, by stepping back off the roof of the hospital and grabbing onto a helicopter's ladder. How he wasn't sliced to ribbons by the propeller is anyone's guess.

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* In ''TraumaTeam,'' ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam,'' Gabriel Cunningham pulls this when confronted by Ian Holden late in the game, by stepping back off the roof of the hospital and grabbing onto a helicopter's ladder. How he wasn't sliced to ribbons by the propeller is anyone's guess.
4th Sep '16 9:01:04 PM Tre
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* ''[[Creator/SciFiChannel Fact Or Faked Paranormal Files]]'' once showed how improbable this trope is in reality when a UFO video was speculated to actually be a helicopter with a light rig attached to it, but when they tested this themselves they quickly realized that at the highest altitude the chopper could go with the rig still visible they could still clearly hear it from the ground, with the noise level exceeding [=100dB=], which would have been picked up by the camera in addition to the ambient noise (people talking and such) that it ''did'' pick up, and no one on the ground would have mistaken it for anything but a helicopter as a result. Later tests showed that the rig had mostly likely been attached to a silent weather balloon.

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* ''[[Creator/SciFiChannel ''[[Creator/{{Syfy}} Fact Or Faked Paranormal Files]]'' once showed how improbable this trope is in reality when a UFO video was speculated to actually be a helicopter with a light rig attached to it, but when they tested this themselves they quickly realized that at the highest altitude the chopper could go with the rig still visible they could still clearly hear it from the ground, with the noise level exceeding [=100dB=], which would have been picked up by the camera in addition to the ambient noise (people talking and such) that it ''did'' pick up, and no one on the ground would have mistaken it for anything but a helicopter as a result. Later tests showed that the rig had mostly likely been attached to a silent weather balloon.
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]].
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