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21st Mar '17 9:38:35 AM readergirl304
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* Done to heartbreaking effect in ''Series/TheWestWing''. A Secret Service agent knows that a suspicious man in a ball cap has been seen around. After the president is shot, she's in shock and can't remember anything else --not even what logo was on the cap.
6th Mar '17 10:14:06 PM Dirtyblue929
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-->'''Playboy X:''' Son ain't too diesel or nuthin', but he a regular lookin dude, knowwhatimean? And he don't flash his guac too much, but you can see it in his eye, he a hustler.\\

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-->'''Playboy X:''' Son ain't too diesel or nuthin', but he a regular lookin lookin' dude, knowwhatimean? And he don't flash his guac too much, but you can see it in his eye, he a hustler.\\



'''Playboy X:''' Homie ain't too brollic, but he ain't scrawny neither, and he beats down on him a little you dig? I mean, he ain't too bummy, but he grimy, too.\\

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'''Playboy X:''' Homie ain't too brollic, but he ain't scrawny neither, and he beats down on him a little little, you dig? I mean, he ain't too bummy, but he grimy, too.\\



'''Playboy X:''' Look, he brown skinned B! Motherfucker be rockin' baggy clothes, all that, jewels and he stay fresh with the clean sneakers, knowwhatimean? But sometimes a bandanna.\\

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'''Playboy X:''' Look, he brown skinned skinned, B! Motherfucker be rockin' baggy clothes, all that, jewels - and he stay fresh with the clean sneakers, knowwhatimean? But sometimes a bandanna.\\
6th Mar '17 10:11:33 PM Dirtyblue929
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* There's a non-criminal variant in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', in which the best description the Lone Wanderer can come up with for his/her own father is "middle-aged." When the PC has a bounty, it gives only your name, sex and race. There's actually very few people that wander in the wasteland of DC, especially middle-aged men that wear Vault uniforms. More than likely, you're still wearing either a Vault 101 Jumpsuit or Vault 101 security armor. Also it can be assumed that you look like him.

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* There's a non-criminal variant in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', in which the best description the Lone Wanderer can come up with for his/her own father is "middle-aged." When Also, when the PC player has a bounty, bounty placed on them, it gives only your their name, sex and race. There's actually very few people that wander in the wasteland of DC, especially middle-aged men that wear Vault uniforms. More than likely, you're still wearing either a Vault 101 Jumpsuit or Vault 101 security armor. Also it can be assumed that you look like him.race.



* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series in general has the police giving highly generic descriptions over the radio, likely to cut down on voice work. A stolen police car is a "police car", a sports car of any make is simply designated by "[color] sports car", the same likewise applies to any generalization of vehicle type, and a military attack chopper is bizarrely a "red helicopter" (this is due to it having red as its default color code, despite the military paint job; red paint chips even flake off if you hit something). Not that this stops any police officer from knowing it's you from this generic description.

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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series in general has the police giving highly generic descriptions over the radio, likely to cut down on voice work. A stolen police car is a "police car", a sports car of any make is simply designated by "[color] sports car", the same likewise applies to any generalization of vehicle type, and a military attack chopper is bizarrely a "red helicopter" (this is due to it having red as its default color code, despite the military paint job; red paint chips even flake off if you hit something). Not that this stops any police officer from knowing it's you from this generic description. Later games subvert this by having the radio controller initially give vague descriptions of the player's vehicle, but start giving more specific ones as the chase goes on, including the car's make and model.



'''Playboy X:''' Look, he brown skinned B, motherfucker be rockin' baggy clothes, all that, jewels and he stay fresh with the clean sneakers, knowwhatimean? But sometimes a bandanna.\\
'''Niko:''' Look. I need more than that to go on.
:: At this point X gives up and gives Niko a camera phone so he can go to the place the guy hangs out and send him pictures so he can point out who the target is.
* The infamous torture mission in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' works on this. Michael is charged with shooting a target wanted by the FIB. Trevor is supposed to get a description of the target from a witness by torturing him. The witness gives only generic descriptors (has a beard, smokes a lot) while Michael is facing down a house party full of people who match the description. Eventually, Michael gets sick of it and just shoots a guy smoking on the balcony. Subverted, in that the sheer number of hatless amounts actually add up to a...decent description. There's only one guy at the party who fits!

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'''Playboy X:''' Look, he brown skinned B, motherfucker B! Motherfucker be rockin' baggy clothes, all that, jewels and he stay fresh with the clean sneakers, knowwhatimean? But sometimes a bandanna.\\
'''Niko:''' Look. Look, I need more than that to go on.
:: ** At this point X gives up and gives Niko a camera phone so he can go to the place the guy hangs out and send him pictures so he can point out who the target is.
* The infamous torture mission in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' works on this. Michael is charged with shooting a target wanted by the FIB. Trevor is supposed to get a description of the target from a witness by torturing him. The witness gives only generic descriptors (has a beard, smokes a lot) while Michael is facing down a house party full of people who match the description. Eventually, This results in either a ''very'' long torture session gathering enough "hatless" hints to narrow it down to one guy, or Michael gets sick of it getting fed up and just shoots a guy smoking shooting someone at random, depending on the balcony. Subverted, in that the sheer number of hatless amounts actually add up to a...decent description. There's only one guy at the party who fits!player's choices.
1st Mar '17 1:51:23 PM Bissek
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* The pilot episode of ''Manga/TriGun'' has the insurance girls and several groups of bounty hunters looking for Vash the Stampede. Each of them is using a description of Vash that is accurate, but is vague enough that it also describes one of the bounty hunters. Confusion ensues.

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* The pilot episode of ''Manga/TriGun'' has the insurance girls and several groups of bounty hunters looking for Vash the Stampede. Each of them is using a different description of Vash that is technically accurate, but is also vague enough that it also describes one of the bounty hunters. Confusion ensues.
27th Feb '17 4:39:52 PM TheGreenHerring
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* In ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', when Marge asks a woman to describe [[Creator/SteveBuscemi Carl Showalter]], she says that he's uncircumcised and "kinda funny looking," being unable to elaborate further. In fact, everyone who is interviewed by Marge describes Carl in this way.

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* In ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', when Marge asks a woman to none of the witnesses can describe [[Creator/SteveBuscemi Carl Showalter]], she says that he's uncircumcised and Showalter (played by Creator/SteveBuscemi) as anything more than "kinda funny looking," being unable to elaborate further. In fact, everyone looking" ("in a general way"). Well, except the one hooker who says he was uncircumcised. Meanwhile, his partner-in-crime Gaear Grimsrud (played by Creator/PeterStormare) is interviewed by Marge describes Carl in this way. only described as "Swedish".
1st Feb '17 5:48:22 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series in general has the police giving highly generic descriptions over the radio, likely to cut down on voice work. A stolen police car is a "police car", a sports car of any make is simply designated by "[color] sports car", the same likewise applies to any generalization of vehicle type, and a military attack chopper is bizarrely a "red helicopter" (this is due to it having red as its default color code, despite the military paint job; red paint chips even flake off if you hit something). Not that this stops any police officer from knowing it's you from this generic description.



* The infamous torture mission in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' works on this. Michael is charged with shooting a target wanted by the FIB. Trevor is supposed to get a description of the target from a witness by torturing him. The witness gives only generic descriptors (has a beard, smokes a lot) while Michael is facing down a house party full of people who match the description. Eventually, Michael gets sick of it and just shoots a guy smoking on the balcony
** Subverted, in that the sheer number of hatless amounts actually add up to a...decent description. There's only one guy at the party who fits!
* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series in general has the police giving highly generic descriptions over the radio, likely to cut down on voice work. A stolen police car is a "police car", a sports car of any make is simply designated by "[color] sports car", the same likewise applies to any generalization of vehicle type, and a military attack chopper is bizarrely a "red helicopter". Not that this stops any police officer from knowing it's you from this generic description.
** The "red helicopter" report is in fact a glitch, stemming from the game's internal descriptors of the vehicle; despite the fact the Hunter is uniquely green, it is considered by the game to be 'red' because it is set by default to have the color code corresponding to red, thus why it is described by the police dispatch as a red helicopter. In fact, when crashing the vehicle into objects, red paint chip particles can be seen.

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* The infamous torture mission in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' works on this. Michael is charged with shooting a target wanted by the FIB. Trevor is supposed to get a description of the target from a witness by torturing him. The witness gives only generic descriptors (has a beard, smokes a lot) while Michael is facing down a house party full of people who match the description. Eventually, Michael gets sick of it and just shoots a guy smoking on the balcony
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balcony. Subverted, in that the sheer number of hatless amounts actually add up to a...decent description. There's only one guy at the party who fits!
* The ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' series in general has the police giving highly generic descriptions over the radio, likely to cut down on voice work. A stolen police car is a "police car", a sports car of any make is simply designated by "[color] sports car", the same likewise applies to any generalization of vehicle type, and a military attack chopper is bizarrely a "red helicopter". Not that this stops any police officer from knowing it's you from this generic description.
** The "red helicopter" report is in fact a glitch, stemming from the game's internal descriptors of the vehicle; despite the fact the Hunter is uniquely green, it is considered by the game to be 'red' because it is set by default to have the color code corresponding to red, thus why it is described by the police dispatch as a red helicopter. In fact, when crashing the vehicle into objects, red paint chip particles can be seen.
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29th Jan '17 1:52:19 PM eroock
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29th Jan '17 1:51:51 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:345:Well there are about [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles 1,728 suspects in Monongalia County, West Virginia]] that fit this description.]]

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29th Jan '17 1:45:19 PM eroock
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* The kid witness Gillie in ''Film/TigerBay'' describes the murderer to the police as a "tall-ish, fair-ish, fat-ish man...with a hat". Although she's doing it [[BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible on purpose]] to help the real murderer escape.
5th Jan '17 12:50:49 AM DivineDeath
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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' has a meta example. After Ethan's son, Shaun, disappears, he reports to the police. There, they'll ask for a description, and it's up to the player to answer. If you're like most people, chances are you won't remember what exactly Shaun was wearing and will give the wrong answer.

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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' has a meta example. After Ethan's son, Shaun, disappears, he reports to the police. There, they'll ask for a description, description of the boy, and it's up to the player to answer. If you're like most people, chances are you won't remember what exactly Shaun was wearing and will give the wrong answer.
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