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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).
11th Apr '16 4:24:41 AM foxley
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* In ''The Outfit'', Literature/{{Parker}} is incredulous about how easy it is to break in the mansion of Bronson: a mob boss he has come to kill. He eventually theorizes that Bronson must be so confident in his cover in Buffalo that he doesn't feel the need to have obvious (or efficient) security.
2nd Apr '16 7:05:04 PM Treblain
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* In ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' characters frequently show up at the Seattle police morgue unannounced and unaccompanied. Generally they're just there to visit Liv and no one is too bothered by the intrusion, even when it's [[FriendlyEnemy Blaine]], but security seems very lax on who they give access to the police station.
2nd Apr '16 4:45:24 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': Quietly subverted. It seems like practically anyone can walk into the DEO's top-secret base whenever they want, but they are always accompanied by armed guards, even though no one ever draws attention to them. The one time someone got in without permission was when Supergirl let in [[Series/TheFlash2014 the Flash]], which is justified because they both have superspeed (and she'd have any necessary codes). Even then, the guards showed up within a minute.
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