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9th Feb '16 10:31:44 AM bloodwave
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* On "Series/HenryDanger". When Henry is blamed for causing Debbie to fall off of a roof of a building, he shows three high-quality pictures that [[ClearMyName proves he's innocent]] and [[spoiler: Piper did it by accident.]]
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* On "Series/HenryDanger".''Series/HenryDanger''. When Henry is blamed for causing Debbie to fall off of a roof of a building, he shows three high-quality pictures that [[ClearMyName proves he's innocent]] and [[spoiler: Piper did it by accident.]]
9th Feb '16 10:28:35 AM bloodwave
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On "Series/HenryDanger". When Henry is blamed for causing Debbie to fall off of a roof of a building, he shows three high-quality pictures that [[ClearMyName proves he's innocent]] and [[spoiler: Piper did it by accident.]]
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* On "Series/HenryDanger". When Henry is blamed for causing Debbie to fall off of a roof of a building, he shows three high-quality pictures that [[ClearMyName proves he's innocent]] and [[spoiler: Piper did it by accident.]]
9th Feb '16 10:26:42 AM bloodwave
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On "Series/HenryDanger". When Henry is blamed for causing Debbie to fall off of a roof of a building, he shows three high-quality pictures that [*ClearMyName proves he's innocent] and [[spoiler: Piper did it by accident.]]
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On "Series/HenryDanger". When Henry is blamed for causing Debbie to fall off of a roof of a building, he shows three high-quality pictures that [*ClearMyName [[ClearMyName proves he's innocent] innocent]] and [[spoiler: Piper did it by accident.]]
9th Feb '16 10:22:03 AM bloodwave
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On "Series/HenryDanger". When Henry is blamed for causing Debbie to fall off of a roof of a building, he shows three high-quality pictures that [*ClearMyName proves he's innocent] and [[spoiler: Piper did it by accident.]]
29th Dec '15 2:29:21 PM Anddrix
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->''"SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor had cameras everywhere. It didn't matter if Jayna was on the toilet or if Superman was 3 galaxies away enjoying a bowl of cereal, Lex Luthor could put it up on the big screen if he wanted."''
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->''"SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ->''"ComicBook/LexLuthor had cameras everywhere. It didn't matter if Jayna was on the toilet or if Superman was 3 galaxies away enjoying a bowl of cereal, Lex Luthor could put it up on the big screen if he wanted."''
24th Dec '15 7:50:41 AM godzillavkk
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TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness will often make heavy use of this trope -- it's evidently how they keep ThePlan up-to-date. Heroes or antagonists savvy to this will give them a PokeInTheThirdEye to escape detection.
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TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness will often make heavy use of this trope -- it's evidently how they This trope is primarliy used to keep ThePlan up-to-date.the villains and their [[ThePlan Plan]] up-to-date on the situation. Heroes or antagonists savvy to this will give them a PokeInTheThirdEye to escape detection.
9th Dec '15 9:13:57 PM rodneyAnonymous
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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', where the bad guys track down the heroes via [[spoiler:a VHS tape of the film itself]].
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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', where the bad guys track down the heroes via [[spoiler:a using a VHS tape of the film itself]].itself.
12th Aug '15 12:20:08 PM rjd1922
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* In VideoGame/AlphaProtocol you can buy maps of all of the various locations from a surveillance company, even those of extremely secure facilities. Including those which your highly powerful government agency can't get accurate data for.
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* In VideoGame/AlphaProtocol ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', you can buy maps of all of the various locations from a surveillance company, even those of extremely secure facilities. Including those which your highly powerful government agency can't get accurate data for.

* A character limit caused this to happen in the English versions of the first two generations of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ''from a kind, loving mentor''. Whenever you tried to use an item improperly, the game would all of a sudden have Professor Oak speak to you, saying that this isn't the correct time to use that. ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' explained that Oak had set up a complex series of cameras across Kanto and Johto expressly for this purpose. By the time the games moved to a 32-bit system, there was more room for text, and thus they could explain that it was simply the character imagining what his mentor would say in that situation.
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* A character limit caused this to apparently happen in the English versions of the first two generations of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ''from a kind, loving mentor''. Whenever you tried to use an item improperly, the game would all of a sudden have Professor Oak speak to you, saying that this isn't the correct time to use that. ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' explained that Oak had set up a complex series of cameras across Kanto and Johto expressly for this purpose. By the time the games moved to a 32-bit system, there was more room for text, and thus they could explain that it was simply the character imagining what his mentor would say in that situation.
4th Aug '15 2:06:52 AM Trialman
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* ''Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' gives this to Sara, thanks to the villains holding the IdiotBall. Basically, the villains main hideout has security cameras in it, and the camera feed is conveniently located in the Smash Mansion for Sara to watch, and learn their plans.
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* ''Fanfic/SupperSmashBrosMishonhFromGod'' gives this to Sara, thanks to the villains holding the IdiotBall. Basically, the villains main hideout has security cameras in it, and the camera feed is conveniently located in the Smash Mansion for Sara to watch, and learn their plans. Later on, we see [[MissionControl Sara's ally Tiffany]] using the Home Depot website during an assault on one Home Depot store. The website apparently functions as a radar, since it's said to have a map of that particular store, as well as tracking the location of Sara, and showing which way the 'lesbans' are coming from.
10th Jul '15 7:54:50 PM lucy24
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** Some of the wizards at Unseen University own small pocket crystal balls that can be used to observe a specific location, although sometimes reception is bad. And lampshaded: An Omniscope, one of the most powerful magical devices, can technically show ''anything'' ''anywhere'' in the universe; the tricky problem is getting it to show you the specific thing at the correct place and correct time that you want (it's easier now that Hex, the magical computer at Unseen University, can crunch the numbers for you). Some wizards just set the lens of the Omniscope to the dark of infinite space and use it as a shaving mirror. Recently (in ''Discworld/GoingPostal''), two omniscopes have successfully been linked for long-distance "video conference" communication purposes.
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** Some of the wizards at Unseen University own small pocket crystal balls that can be used to observe a specific location, although sometimes reception is bad. And lampshaded: An Omniscope, one of the most powerful magical devices, can technically show ''anything'' ''anywhere'' in the universe; the tricky problem is getting it to show you the specific thing at the correct place and correct time that you want (it's easier now that Hex, the magical computer at Unseen University, can crunch the numbers for you). Some wizards just set the lens of the Omniscope to the dark of infinite space and use it as a shaving mirror. Recently (in ''Discworld/GoingPostal''), In ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', two omniscopes have were successfully been linked for long-distance "video conference" communication purposes.
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