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29th Dec '17 9:20:23 PM merotoker
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*** This turned out to be justified, as [[spoiler: their base is in the same spot as the Soul Society, but in a different dimension, meaning all they had to do was switch planes to Soul Society and be there, as they're shown doing later.]]

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*** This turned out to be justified, as [[spoiler: their base is in the same spot as the Soul Society, but in a different dimension, meaning all they had to do was switch planes to Soul Society and be there, as they're shown doing later.]]later]].



* Versailles in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' has this kind of security due [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy the incompetence of the guards]]'', to the point [[LampshadeHanging Jeanne Valois said you only need a sword and a hat to walk up to the king]] (and she and her husband failed in their attempt to meet UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette to scam her only because they stumbled into Oscar, who, being the husband's superior officer, would have exposed them in a heartbeat had they gone through with it). It's so bad that Fersen and Oscar are surprised when the latter's soldiers in the French Guards unit she recently transferred to were not only doing their job before she could catch them lazying off and discipline them but ''had actually caught Fersen when he was sneaking around'' (as Oscar knew why he was there and was sneaking around, she had them let him go... And directed Fersen to a gate where the security was as bad as expected, and the guards weren't from her unit so it wasn't her problem).

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* Versailles in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' has this kind of security due to [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy the incompetence of the guards]]'', guards]], to the point [[LampshadeHanging Jeanne Valois said you only need a sword and a hat to walk up to the king]] (and she and her husband failed in their attempt to meet UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette to scam her only because they stumbled into Oscar, who, being the husband's superior officer, would have exposed them in a heartbeat had they gone through with it). It's so bad that Fersen and Oscar are surprised when the latter's soldiers in the French Guards unit she recently transferred to were not only doing their job before she could catch them lazying off and discipline them but ''had actually caught Fersen when he was sneaking around'' (as Oscar knew why he was there and was sneaking around, she had them let him go... And directed Fersen to a gate where the security was as bad as expected, and the guards weren't from her unit so it wasn't her problem).



* While ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Lex Luthor's mansion security is practically non-existent, almost all comic book versions of Luthor are at least somewhat competent when it comes to security. Indeed, during the "[=Y2K=]" storyline (where Brainiac 13 seriously upgraded the city of Metropolis' tech level), Luthor's new, truly ridiculous security measures ''kicked Superman's ass''.

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* While his mansion security in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Lex Luthor's mansion security is practically non-existent, almost all comic book versions of Luthor ComicBook/LexLuthor are at least somewhat competent when it comes to security. Indeed, during the "[=Y2K=]" storyline (where Brainiac 13 seriously upgraded the city of Metropolis' tech level), Luthor's new, truly ridiculous security measures ''kicked Superman's ass''.



* Averted when ComicBook/IronMan tried infiltrating Doctor Doom's castle with an armor that can become invisible. When he tried, Stark forgot the little fact that Doom's had enough run ins with the ComicBook/FantasticFour's Invisible Woman sneaking around to have numerous sensors everywhere specifically designed to detect invisible intruders.
* One issue of ''Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'''s own title seemed to mock this Trope. After effortlessly stealing a priceless statuette from a museum, she was rather disgusted at how incredibly ''easy'' it was, so she ''returned it to the museum'' with a note telling them how crappy their security was. They proceeded to upgrade the security... Then she stole it again, then returned it again, then stole it again, repeating the process at least a dozen times over the issue, even as the curator kept putting heavier security on the place. (Maybe she wanted to prove how good she was, or she simply had too much free time.) Eventually, the curator was considering letting her keep it - figuring he'd get more from insurance than the cost of protecting it - but she thought this was getting boring, and returned it to him in person, told him that his museum sucked, but left saying she'd keep an eye on the place. (As in, to keep him on edge.)

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* Averted when ComicBook/IronMan tried infiltrating Doctor Doom's ComicBook/DoctorDoom's castle with an armor that can become invisible. When he tried, Stark forgot the little fact that Doom's had enough run ins with the ComicBook/FantasticFour's Invisible Woman sneaking around to have numerous sensors everywhere specifically designed to detect invisible intruders.
* One issue of ''Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'''s own title seemed to mock this Trope.trope. After effortlessly stealing a priceless statuette from a museum, she was rather disgusted at how incredibly ''easy'' it was, so she ''returned it to the museum'' with a note telling them how crappy their security was. They proceeded to upgrade the security... Then she stole it again, then returned it again, then stole it again, repeating the process at least a dozen times over the issue, even as the curator kept putting heavier security on the place. (Maybe she wanted to prove how good she was, or she simply had too much free time.) Eventually, the curator was considering letting her keep it - figuring he'd get more from insurance than the cost of protecting it - but she thought this was getting boring, and returned it to him in person, told him that his museum sucked, but left saying she'd keep an eye on the place. (As in, to keep him on edge.)



* In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', Ellen Ripley and the rest of the cast, without any keys, identification cards, or anything else of that sort, effortlessly navigate around a very important military-scientific complex housed inside a government owned spaceship, even going into a [[spoiler:room with top secret Ellen Ripley clones]] just by pushing the door open. Granted, they had a scientist with them who might have known a few access codes, and [[spoiler:Call was also a robot who could hack into the spaceship's computer to open all the doors]], but the scientist wasn't [[LawOfConservationOfDetail shown]] opening any doors, and [[spoiler:Call only hacked into the ship's computer and opened all the doors toward the end of the movie.]]
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' almost gets away with the inverse of this: The only thing that tips [[ColonelBadass Quaritch]] off to [[spoiler:Jake and co's jailbreak]] is a gunship telling the base what it's doing, despite [[spoiler: Jake's wheelchair.]]

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* In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', Ellen Ripley and the rest of the cast, without any keys, identification cards, or anything else of that sort, effortlessly navigate around a very important military-scientific complex housed inside a government owned spaceship, even going into a [[spoiler:room with top secret Ellen Ripley clones]] just by pushing the door open. Granted, they had a scientist with them who might have known a few access codes, and [[spoiler:Call was also a robot who could hack into the spaceship's computer to open all the doors]], but the scientist wasn't [[LawOfConservationOfDetail [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail shown]] opening any doors, and [[spoiler:Call only hacked into the ship's computer and opened all the doors toward the end of the movie.]]
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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' almost gets away with the inverse of this: The only thing that tips [[ColonelBadass Quaritch]] off to [[spoiler:Jake and co's jailbreak]] is a gunship telling the base what it's doing, despite [[spoiler: Jake's wheelchair.]]wheelchair]].



* In ''Film/JurassicPark'', Hammond trusts the entire security of his park to mere electric fences, and has no backup plan in place if electricity ever fails. There is also no security force on stand-by for emergencies. Robert Mauldoon is the only armed person in the entire island.

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* In ''Film/JurassicPark'', Hammond trusts the entire security of his park to mere electric fences, and has no backup plan in place if electricity ever fails. There is also no security force on stand-by for emergencies. Robert Mauldoon is the only armed person in on the entire island.



** Frequently featured and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, often attributed to the villain's inability to find competent minions for security.

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** Frequently featured and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, often attributed to [[SurroundedByIdiots the villain's inability to find competent minions minions]] for security.



* ''Series/BurnNotice''

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* ''Series/StargateSG1''

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*** MMBN could be considered the ultimate how-not-to guide for internet security.

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*** MMBN could be considered the ultimate how-not-to guide for internet Internet security.



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''

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* WingCommanderTheKilrathiSaga: In ''Wing Commander II'', a saboteur manages to disable flight operations twice on the Concordia by planting an IncrediblyObviousBomb on the flight deck on two separate occasions. Amazingly, the bombs are shown placed in the same position on the flight deck both times. That spot might has have a sign above it stating "plant bomb here".
* WingCommanderIVThePriceOfFreedom: When Blair asks for permission to land on the Black Lance star base while flying a captured Black Lance fighter, the base crew allows him to land without attempting to contact him to determine who he is or what mission he was returning from. The flight deck is nearly empty when he lands, and no one is sent to debrief him.

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* WingCommanderTheKilrathiSaga: ''VideoGame/WingCommanderTheKilrathiSaga'': In ''Wing Commander II'', a saboteur manages to disable flight operations twice on the Concordia by planting an IncrediblyObviousBomb on the flight deck on two separate occasions. Amazingly, the bombs are shown placed in the same position on the flight deck both times. That spot might has have a sign above it stating "plant bomb here".
* WingCommanderIVThePriceOfFreedom: ''VideoGame/WingCommanderIVThePriceOfFreedom'': When Blair asks for permission to land on the Black Lance star base while flying a captured Black Lance fighter, the base crew allows him to land without attempting to contact him to determine who he is or what mission he was returning from. The flight deck is nearly empty when he lands, and no one is sent to debrief him.him.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': [[ArtifactOfDoom Shinnok's Amulet]] is stated by Sonya to be heavily guarded by both the Special Forces and Shaolin, and yet, Mileena was able to steal it and use it against Kotal Kahn without ''anyone'' in Earthrealm noticing until a group of Outworld refugees inform them.



* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': [[ArtifactOfDoom Shinnok's Amulet]] is stated by Sonya to be heavily guarded by both the Special Forces and Shaolin, and yet, Mileena was able to steal it and use it against Kotal Kahn without ''anyone'' in Earthrealm noticing until a group of Outworld refugees inform them.



** The [[EstablishingSeriesMoment first episode]] took this UpToEleven, with Archer detailing how high-tech he ''believes'' the main server room to be... only to discover that, [[FromACertainPointOfView while technically accurate]], it's abysmal.

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** The [[EstablishingSeriesMoment first episode]] took this UpToEleven, with Archer detailing how high-tech he ''believes'' the main server room to be... only to discover that, [[FromACertainPointOfView [[MetaphoricallyTrue while technically accurate]], it's abysmal.



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* An event in which a couple crashed a White House party pointed out this. The White House actually used to be like this ''regularly'', up until after the presidency of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. [[WhatsUpKingDude It was how the Prez kept in touch with the people.]]
** It was pretty easy to get into the White House ''after'' the Lincoln assassination, too. Charles Guiteau, the future assassin of President UsefulNotes/JamesGarfield, was able to get several ''meetings'' with the President to discuss his supposed pending appointing as Ambassador to France, even though Garfield didn't know him from Adam.

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* An event in which a couple crashed a White House party pointed out this. The White House actually used to be like this ''regularly'', up until after the presidency of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. [[WhatsUpKingDude It was how the Prez kept in touch with the people.]]
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]] It was pretty easy to get into the White House ''after'' the Lincoln assassination, too. Charles Guiteau, the future assassin of President UsefulNotes/JamesGarfield, was able to get several ''meetings'' with the President to discuss his supposed pending appointing as Ambassador to France, even though Garfield didn't know him from Adam.
8th Dec '17 10:06:09 AM EDP
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* Many, many rich men targeted by ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} keep the security and the police from checking the faces of people coming to their parties in spite of ''knowing'' that Diabolik can make [[LatexPerfection perfect masks]].
** UpToEleven in "The Mysteries of Vallenberg", where the elite of Benglait, a nation in the mid of a terrorist crisis, threw a masked party where, as [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]] [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]], anyone could just walk in with a mask. Not only Diabolik and Eva were there with their perfect masks and an additional disguise (at least they had the invitation for the guys they were replacing), [[spoiler:''Altea's supposedly dead husband had come in exactly as described by Ginko, and '''was the terrorists' secret leader to boot''''']].

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* Many, many rich men targeted by ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} keep the security and the police from checking the faces of people coming to their parties in spite of ''knowing'' that Diabolik can make [[LatexPerfection perfect masks]].
masks]]. Needless to say, [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]] ''really'' hates when that happens, as many of Diabolik's plans wouldn't even ''start'' if he wasn't able to use those masks to just waltz in from the front door.
** UpToEleven in "The Mysteries of Vallenberg", where the elite of Benglait, a nation in the mid of a terrorist crisis, threw a masked party where, as [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]] Ginko [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]], anyone could just walk in with a mask. Not only Diabolik and Eva were there with their perfect masks and an additional disguise (at least they had the invitation for the guys they were replacing), [[spoiler:''Altea's supposedly dead husband had come in exactly as described by Ginko, and '''was the terrorists' secret leader to boot''''']].
8th Dec '17 10:03:32 AM EDP
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* Many, many rich men targeted by ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} keep the security and the police from checking the faces of people coming to their parties in spite of ''knowing'' that Diabolik can make [[LatexPerfection perfect masks]].
** UpToEleven in "The Mysteries of Vallenberg", where the elite of Benglait, a nation in the mid of a terrorist crisis, threw a masked party where, as [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]] [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]], anyone could just walk in with a mask. Not only Diabolik and Eva were there with their perfect masks and an additional disguise (at least they had the invitation for the guys they were replacing), [[spoiler:''Altea's supposedly dead husband had come in exactly as described by Ginko, and '''was the terrorists' secret leader to boot''''']].
8th Dec '17 9:54:32 AM EDP
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* Versailles before UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. It was bad enough that Marie Antoinette had additional bodyguards, and dodged Jeanne Valois' attempt at scamming her because ''she herself knew Jeanne's fame and face'' and instructed her guards to keep her away the moment she spotted her.
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* Versailles in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' has this kind of security due [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy the incompetence of the guards]]'', to the point [[LampshadeHanging Jeanne Valois said you only need a sword and a hat to walk up to the king]] (and she and her husband failed in their attempt to meet UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette to scam her only because they stumbled into Oscar, who, being the husband's superior officer, would have exposed them in a heartbeat had they gone through with it). It's so bad that Fersen and Oscar are surprised when the latter's soldiers in the French Guards unit she recently transferred to were not only doing their job before she could catch them lazying off and discipline them but ''had actually caught Fersen when he was sneaking around'' (as Oscar knew why he was there and was sneaking around, she had them let him go... And directed Fersen to a gate where the security was as bad as expected, and the guards weren't from her unit so it wasn't her problem).
5th Dec '17 11:31:44 PM Drakos25
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*** In Season 2, Cisco claims to have upgraded the security system to keep anyone from coming in. Two seconds later, Jay Garrick walks in with no explanation (and he no longer has SuperSpeed to justify it). Cisco's supposed "security system" constantly fails throughout the season, frequently not even warning anyone that someone is coming. During a cross-over episode, Team Arrow asks Cisco if he's finally gotten rid of that "revolving door" at STAR Labs. Cisco counters by pointing out that ''both'' Team Arrow headquarters have been broken into. The point it proven when Merlyn keeps randomly appearing there with a StealthHiBye (not just by himself, but with over a dozen League assassins), surprising even Barry.

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*** In Season 2, Cisco claims to have upgraded the security system to keep anyone from coming in. Two seconds later, Jay Garrick walks in with no explanation (and he no longer has SuperSpeed to justify it). Cisco's supposed "security system" constantly fails throughout the season, frequently not even warning anyone that someone is coming. During a cross-over episode, Team Arrow asks Cisco if he's finally gotten rid of that "revolving door" at STAR Labs. Cisco counters by pointing out that ''both'' Team Arrow headquarters have been broken into. The point it is proven when Merlyn keeps randomly appearing there with a StealthHiBye (not just by himself, but with over a dozen League assassins), surprising even Barry.Barry.
*** The show has casually Lampshaded S.T.A.R. Lab's lax security enough that it has become one of its RunningGags by the third season.
4th Dec '17 12:12:56 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': In "Sidekick," the Teen Titans are able to just waltz right into the Batcave, Batman's top-secret lair, simply because Robin [[YourDoorWasOpen left the door open on his way in]].
9th Nov '17 7:41:16 PM MasterN
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security) Social Engineering]]. Just ask [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick Kevin Mitnick]], a famous hacker. For example, need to get inside a door that can only be opened with a card key? Just stand outside, wait for someone to come by, say something along the lines of "I'm new here" or "I'm having a bad day, my card was destroyed..." [[ParanoiaFuel People are nice enough to open doors with no questions asked.]] That is just one example.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security) Social Engineering]]. Just ask [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick Kevin Mitnick]], a famous hacker. For example, need to get inside a door that can only be opened with a card key? Just stand outside, wait for someone to come by, say something along the lines of "I'm new here" or "I'm having a bad day, my card was destroyed..." [[ParanoiaFuel People are nice enough to open doors with no questions asked.]] asked. [[ParanoiaFuel That is just one example.]]
9th Nov '17 7:34:49 PM MasterN
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security) Social Engineering]]. Just ask [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick Kevin Mitnick]], a famous hacker. For example, need to get inside a door that can only be opened with a card key? Just stand outside, wait for someone to come by, say something along the lines of "I'm new here" or "I'm having a bad day, my card was destroyed..." People are nice enough to open doors with no questions asked. That is just one example.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security) Social Engineering]]. Just ask [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick Kevin Mitnick]], a famous hacker. For example, need to get inside a door that can only be opened with a card key? Just stand outside, wait for someone to come by, say something along the lines of "I'm new here" or "I'm having a bad day, my card was destroyed..." [[ParanoiaFuel People are nice enough to open doors with no questions asked. asked.]] That is just one example.
1st Oct '17 1:34:21 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Spike:''' Do we have any security around here? Or have we finally found a restaurant that delivers...?

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-->'''Spike:''' Do we I have any security around ''anyone'' on watch here? It's called security, people, are you all asleep?! Or have did we finally found find a restaurant that delivers...?
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