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5th Sep '16 11:49:45 AM Ohio9
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* From 1968-1985, US Navy Warrant Officer John Anthony Walker acted as a spy for the Soviet Union, handing over thousands of pages of classified documents in exchange for millions of dollars in cash payments. Despite two decades of espionage, Walker was never even suspected of criminal activity by authorities. He received an honorable retirement from the navy in 1976 and continued his spying even after leaving service, getting his son (who was also in the navy) involved in his activities as well. Walker's downfall and arrest only happened as a result of his estranged ex-wife turning him in. When asked how he was able to get away with espionage for so long without being detected, he said "K-Mart has better security than the Navy".
30th Aug '16 10:03:36 AM Unregistered
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* ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'': [[EvilIsSexy Space Girl]]'s escape and subsequent FullFrontalAssault on the space research facility faces no resistance aside for some (read: 3) helpless, unarmed security guards that do little to nothing at trying to stop her and are easily taken care of. After blasting the glass windows in the foyer, she calmly exists the premises into the night.

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* ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'': [[EvilIsSexy Space Girl]]'s escape and subsequent FullFrontalAssault on the space research facility faces no resistance aside for some (read: 3) helpless, unarmed security guards that do little to nothing at trying to stop her and are easily taken care of. After blasting the glass windows in the foyer, she calmly exists exits the premises into the night.
30th Aug '16 10:02:44 AM Unregistered
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* ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'': [[EvilIsSexy Space Girl]]'s escape and subsequent FullFrontalAssault on the space research facility faces no resistance aside for some (read: 3) helpless, unarmed security guards that do little to nothing at trying to stop her and are easily taken care of. After blasting the glass windows in the foyer, she calmly exists the premises into the night.
23rd Aug '16 7:25:21 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Elliot had no trouble breaking into the facility holding the Dewitchery Diamond. Later evidence suggests that the whole thing was part of a BatmanGambit by [[spoiler:Pandora Chaos Raven]].
* ''Webcomic/MoltenBlade''. Sure, they had a universal card key, but they were also shown bluffing their way past [[http://moltenblade.comicgenesis.com/d/20080819.html at least]] [[http://moltenblade.comicgenesis.com/d/20080823.html three]] [[http://moltenblade.comicgenesis.com/d/20080830.html checkpoints]]. Somebody really needs to be fired.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'': The title character gets the party into an enemy fortress by claiming that they are maintenance people. He comments that the Thieves Guild would be unstoppable if they invested in coveralls with 'Al' stenciled on them.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nukees}}'': At one point Gav breaks into a military base by claiming to be a pizza delivery boy.




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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Elliot had no trouble breaking into the facility holding the Dewitchery Diamond. Later evidence suggests that the whole thing was part of a BatmanGambit by [[spoiler:Pandora Chaos Raven]].
* ''Webcomic/MoltenBlade''. Sure, they had a universal card key, but they were also shown bluffing their way past [[http://moltenblade.comicgenesis.com/d/20080819.html at least]] [[http://moltenblade.comicgenesis.com/d/20080823.html three]] [[http://moltenblade.comicgenesis.com/d/20080830.html checkpoints]]. Somebody really needs to be fired.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'': The title character gets the party into an enemy fortress by claiming that they are maintenance people. He comments that the Thieves Guild would be unstoppable if they invested in coveralls with 'Al' stenciled on them.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nukees}}'': At one point Gav breaks into a military base by claiming to be a pizza delivery boy.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'': Annex One has a single guard, Ira, who is mind-wiped so regularly that he doesn't remember anyone who works in the building (which might be an attempt by their superiors to make them remember their passes). On the other hand, the maintenance hatches are state of the art biometric locks that require matches on dozens of security criteria... which is a pain, so the maintenance guys just stick a comb in the latch to hold it open.
13th Aug '16 5:19:22 AM Odacon_Spy
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** In "Last Exit to Springfield", the Nuclear Plant's workers unionize and strike. Mr. Burns tries to break their resolve by shutting off all power to Springfield. To reach the control room to do this, he and Smithers traverse multiple security doors and pass various authentication tests such as a face scanner. Upon reaching the control room, Burns has to shoo away a stray dog. A stray dog that had gotten in through the old, broken screen door leading out to the parking lot. Overlaps with DungeonBypass.

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** In "Last Exit to Springfield", the Nuclear Plant's workers unionize and strike. Mr. Burns tries and Smithers have to break their resolve by shutting off all power get to Springfield. To reach the nuclear plant's control room to do this, he and Smithers traverse by going through multiple security doors and pass passing various authentication tests such as a face scanner. Upon reaching the control room, Burns has to shoo away out a stray dog. A stray dog that had gotten in through the old, broken screen door leading out to the parking lot. Overlaps with DungeonBypass.
9th Aug '16 3:03:38 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WSU}} had fairly decent security. The Midwest Militia was able to run roughshod over the company but when Jessicka Havok actually started [[TrashTheSet doing damage]] that cost them ''money'' she was restrained. When Beyond stripped the budget and, later, when Wrestling/{{CZW}}, [[NoBudget which has none]], took over, the new owners realized they had no way to stop Havok once she decided she wasn't recognizing her ban.[[/folder]]
24th Jul '16 8:55:21 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Referenced when Hoid visits Kaladin, but technically not an example since Hoid has more supernatural powers than the rest of the planet put together. Still gets a pass since no one knows that.
-->'''Kaladin:''' The guards let you in?\\
'''Hoid:''' Technically? Yes.
3rd Jun '16 6:00:35 PM NotThisThing
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* Bernie, in Lawrence Block's Burglar series, comments on how his uncle lifted a sign by pretending to be maintenance. Bernie himself often uses the clipboard routine.

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* Bernie, Bernie Rhodenbarr, in Lawrence Block's Burglar series, comments on how his uncle lifted a sign by pretending to be maintenance. Bernie himself often uses the clipboard routine.
3rd Jun '16 1:49:06 PM cdrood
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** ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' was no better. A group of "space hippies" managed to divert the ship by taking out the one guy manning Auxiliary Control.
6th May '16 1:30:36 AM PaulA
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* Subverted in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive The Rowan]]''. After the main character gets over their fear of travel she plans to pay a surprise visit to her boss, teleporting into his office. When her second in command tells the boss he arranges to switch off the security that would otherwise fry her the second she arrived (she's not the only teleporter).

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* Subverted in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive The Rowan]]''. After the main character gets over their her fear of travel she plans to pay a surprise visit to her boss, teleporting into his office. When her second in command tells the boss he arranges to switch off the security that would otherwise fry her the second she arrived (she's not the only teleporter).
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