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20th Sep '17 1:56:19 PM DrOO7
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* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Dead Man Talking", a USB drive is found in the victim's (a fellow agent) stomach. The team realizes that the man knew he had only seconds to live and swallowed the disc so as to keep his killer from getting it, and knowing that the team would find it during the autopsy and use the evidence on it.
4th Sep '17 2:50:48 AM jormis29
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* In ''Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key'', this is done by the titular character entirely by accident: he suffers from ADHD and develops a habit of putting the key in his mouth and then using the string attached to it to pull it back out just before he swallows it. When his exasperated teacher removes the key from its string to discourage this, he still unthinkingly puts the key in his mouth and since there's no string to retrieve it this time...

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* In ''Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key'', ''Literature/JoeyPigzaSwallowedTheKey'', this is done by the titular character entirely by accident: he suffers from ADHD and develops a habit of putting the key in his mouth and then using the string attached to it to pull it back out just before he swallows it. When his exasperated teacher removes the key from its string to discourage this, he still unthinkingly puts the key in his mouth and since there's no string to retrieve it this time...
26th Jul '17 8:12:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Abra-Cadaver," the killer, a StageMagician who was perfectly willing to kill his family members for the sake of illusions, does this at the end (although Grissom did think to [[GenreSavvy check his mouth]]). Foreshadowed by a mention of the Harry Houdini example below.

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* In the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Abra-Cadaver," the killer, a StageMagician who was perfectly willing to kill his family members for the sake of illusions, does this at the end (although Grissom did think to [[GenreSavvy check his mouth]]).mouth). Foreshadowed by a mention of the Harry Houdini example below.
25th Jul '17 12:55:52 AM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}'': Gus did this twice, first to stop Kurt from using the bathroom so Tommy can torture him for Robotboy's whereabouts and second while Tommy fress Robotboy (Ironically, the second example ended the episode with Constantine and Dr. Kamikaze locked outside of their lair in the middle of the ocean).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}'': Gus did this twice, first to stop Kurt from using the bathroom so Tommy can torture him for Robotboy's whereabouts and second while Tommy fress burns the containment unit holding Robotboy imprisoned (Ironically, the second example ended the episode with Constantine and Dr. Kamikaze locked outside of their lair in the middle of the ocean).submarine lair).
25th Jul '17 12:54:18 AM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}'': Gus did this twice, first to stop Kurt from using the bathroom so Tommy can torture him for Robotboy's whereabouts and second while Tommy fress Robotboy (Ironically, the second example ended the episode with Constantine and Dr. Kamikaze locked outside of their lair in the middle of the ocean).
29th May '17 9:51:25 PM nombretomado
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* "Gatekeeper" by WithinTemptation. Now that this guy [[TheUndead has no metabolism to speak of]] and he's inside with the rest of them, [[SealedEvilInACan well]]...

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* "Gatekeeper" by WithinTemptation.Music/WithinTemptation. Now that this guy [[TheUndead has no metabolism to speak of]] and he's inside with the rest of them, [[SealedEvilInACan well]]...
2nd Apr '17 5:32:11 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has the whale primal, Bismarck, eat floating islands to sustain its strength. One of the islands it swallowed happened to have a very important key to a floating city which both the protagonists and antagonists are hunting for. This creates a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario; ignore the key while the primal continues to consume islands and eventually the planet's life force or kill the primal to get the key and risk the bad guys of coming in to steal it. The latter happens.
1st Apr '17 11:37:45 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* On an episode of ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' ("Carrion Death"), a criminal and a cop are handcuffed together. The cop is killed, but he manages to swallow the key before the criminal can get it, forcing the criminal to lug the dead cop along as he attempts to escape across the desert.

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* On an episode of ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' ("Carrion Death"), ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt''
** "Carrion Death" has
a criminal and a cop that are handcuffed together. The cop is killed, but he manages to swallow the key before the criminal can get it, forcing the criminal to lug the dead cop along as he attempts to escape across the desert.desert.
** Mr. Duvall of "Dead Wait" swallows a highly-valuable black pearl to keep Red from stealing it. Unfortunately, Red has a knife and no compunction about murder, so this backfires rather gruesomely.
16th Nov '16 8:04:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'': Trent tries to leave town after the people turn into monsters and take Styles (who has been corrupted by Cane by then) with him, but she swallows his car keys. Trent punches her out and [[HassleFreeHotwire hotwires the car]].
23rd Jul '16 5:00:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Gus does this with the starter key to his machine after he [[HeelRealization realizes it's about to murder Superman.]] Unfortunately, the machine has a mind of its own and restarts itself.
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