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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.
23rd Jul '16 4:56:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* A character in the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga does this as part of his hereditary Human Vault job. It's one of the many NightmareFuel moments if you think about how he'd have been prepared for the role.
** Mokuba does this as well, hence his Duelist Kingdom kidnapping in the manga (in the anime, he hides the key in his locket instead).

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* ''Manga/YuGiOh''
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A character in the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga does this as part of his hereditary Human Vault job.job; he can retrieve it easily if he has to. It's one of the many NightmareFuel moments if you think about how he'd have been prepared for the role.
** Mokuba does this as well, hence his Duelist Kingdom kidnapping in the manga (in manga. He claims the Big Five watched him every time he went to the bathroom, hoping it would pass. Eventually, they use an X-ray to scan his stomach and make a copy (why then never considered laxatives isn't clear) but when Yugi defeats Pegasus, this becomes redundant. (In the anime, he hides the key in his locket instead).



* In the DonaldDuck cartoon "Trick or Treat", Don locks away all his Halloween candy and swallows the key. A witch then casts a spell on Donald's feet so that they kick out the key.

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* In the DonaldDuck cartoon "Trick or Treat", Don locks away all his Halloween candy in a closet and swallows the key. A witch then casts a spell on Donald's feet so that they kick out the key. (He then kicks the key under the door of the closet, making the witch angry, and increasing the spell's potency so his feet make him ram the door down.)
10th Jun '16 6:58:15 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Apr '16 1:36:29 AM meanmetalmario
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* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': In "Arbor Day", Ami chains herself, Yumi, and Kaz (the latter two were not as willing as she was) to a tree to prevent the bad guy from cutting it down. She then swallows the key to the padlock on the chain, and after the bad guy learns his GreenAesop, she expels it on command by hiccuping.
2nd Apr '16 11:20:54 AM hillo315
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* ''VideoGame/MadFather'': A good portion of the game is trying to evade danger, such as resurrected corpses and dolls, while trying to unlock the next area. At one point, underground, the player must find a key to progress past a door. The key is really easy to find. An undead dog then comes along and decides to swallow it. Then the player must go on a small quest to knock out the dog and cut open its stomach.



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6th Jan '16 2:26:29 PM paul723
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': In "Doug's Fan Club", Doug imagines locking up Todd and Wesley in a safe right before promptly swallowing the key.
* Dexter in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' does this in one episode when he discovered Dee Dee went through the secret bookcase entrance to prevent her from ever getting in again. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Little does he know, however, he had also locked himself out of his own lab as well]].
4th Nov '15 4:32:51 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a man imprisoned on suspicion of desertion will offer you the key to a chest in exchange for food and water. When you ask why they didn't find it when he was arrested, he explains that he swallowed it, "but it's, uh...come back into my possession since then, so to speak."
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