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25th Mar '17 7:16:09 AM erforce
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* Victor von Doom apparently has surveillance of the Baxter Building in ''Film/FantasticFour''. It's never explained how.

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* Victor von Doom apparently has surveillance of the Baxter Building in ''Film/FantasticFour''.''Film/FantasticFour2005''. It's never explained how.
14th Jan '17 3:00:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Mizzamir plays the Palantir Ploy throughout the book. It seems to work perfectly at first, but the presence of both Kaylana and Valeriana in the group causes it to only give him some vague glimpses of the protagonist's progress. Later, the protagonists get ahold of a {{magic mirror}} which allows them to remotely view Mizzamir, conveniently revealing [[spoiler: that Robin in his spy.]]

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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Mizzamir plays the Palantir Ploy throughout the book. It seems to work perfectly at first, but the presence of both Kaylana and Valeriana in the group causes it to only give him some vague glimpses of the protagonist's progress. Later, the protagonists get ahold of a {{magic mirror}} which allows them to remotely view Mizzamir, conveniently revealing [[spoiler: that Robin in his spy.]]
14th Jan '17 2:58:43 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Mizzamir plays the Palantir Ploy throughout the book. It seems to work perfectly at first, but the presence of both Kaylana and Valeriana in the group causes it to only give him some vague glimpses of the protagonist's progress. Later, the protagonists get ahold of a {{magic mirror}} which allows them to remotely view Mizzamir, conveniently revealing [[spoiler: that Robin in his spy.]]
6th Jan '17 10:14:19 AM rjung
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* This is a mainstay of ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. In just about any campaign, ever-present surveillance cameras are a staple of Alpha Complex. However, between poor maintenance, collateral damage, sabotage by Secret Societies, sabotage by High Programmers, sabotage by Commie Mutant Traitor scum, and random acts of Friend Computer, no one knows just who is watching what and where.
5th Jan '17 2:34:22 PM Karxrida
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** In a short with the main characters, Strong Bad has satellite coverage of Homestar on the ice floe in the middle of nowhere that he's trapped on, but has no idea how he got said coverage ''or'' how Homestar ended up there!

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** In a short with the main characters, {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in "Best Caper Ever". Strong Bad has and The Cheat have satellite coverage video feed of Homestar on stranded at the ice floe in the middle of nowhere that he's trapped on, Arctic Ocean, but has they have no idea how he they even got said coverage ''or'' how Homestar ended up there!feed.
27th Nov '16 10:57:04 AM StarformDCX
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* In Civil War II, Captain Marvel and Gamora discuss keeping Thanos prisoner on Earth, and some random dude [[SocialMediaBeforeReason films it on his cell phone and shares it]]. Somehow, Anihilus intercepts that (despite being some galaxies away), and starts to make related plans with the Brood queen.
6th Nov '16 4:30:58 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''Anime/SDGundamForce'', clips from past episodes are used as in-universe footage of those events. No explanation is made of this. The Zako Soldiers are the biggest offenders, as they had clips from episodes where there were nowhere to be found.
12th Oct '16 7:27:25 AM oldtimeyradiopictures
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* ''Film/OtherHalves'': It's pretty lucky there were surveillance cameras in the ''locker room'', or Elle might not have figured out who ThePeepingTom was.
1st Oct '16 9:42:01 PM Pinokio
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Menagerie", the Talosians show video footage of the pilot episode, "The Cage".
26th Sep '16 5:10:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Surveillance was used in a much worse fashion in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. Incriminating speeches made by the villains were sometimes replayed using ''[[TheyJustDidntCare the same shot that was used earlier in the movie, surveillance-free!]]''

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** Surveillance was used in a much worse fashion in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. Incriminating speeches made by the villains were sometimes replayed using ''[[TheyJustDidntCare the ''the same shot that was used earlier in the movie, surveillance-free!]]''surveillance-free!''
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