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17th Jun '18 4:56:36 PM gophergiggles
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** Ironically, in spite of the improved AI, ''Sons Of Liberty'' also had one of the dumbest guard moments ever: they set up laser triplines that would trigger Semtex explosives to keep intruders out of certain hallways on the Tanker. Explosives which if detonated would scuttle the ship, kill all their allies on board, and sink the Metal Gear RAY unit they were there to achieve. Risking killing your entire team and rendering your objective unobtainable is a better way to keep intruders out than just locking a door or placing sentries, says Gurlukovich's Mercenaries.
5th Jun '18 7:05:10 PM Kotomikun
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', the Yiga guards can absolutely hear your footsteps and VoiceGrunting, they tend to persist for a while if they hear you but don't catch you, they fight to kill rather than imprison if they see you, they're strong and tough enough that fighting them is a bad idea, they sound an alarm (causing you to be swarmed) if they see you or you deal any damage to them at all, and after the first room they patrol all the places you're likely to want to be... and if they see some [[TrademarkFavoriteFood bananas]] in their line of sight, they ignore everything until said bananas have been nabbed. They also fall for the same barrel trick as the Moblins from ''Wind Waker'', though this stops you from tossing bananas around.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', the Wild]]'':
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Yiga guards can absolutely hear your footsteps and VoiceGrunting, they tend to persist for a while if they hear you but don't catch you, they fight to kill rather than imprison if they see you, they're strong and tough enough that fighting them is a bad idea, they sound an alarm (causing you to be swarmed) if they see you or you deal any damage to them at all, and after the first room they patrol all the places you're likely to want to be... and if they see some [[TrademarkFavoriteFood bananas]] in their line of sight, they ignore everything until said bananas have been nabbed. They also fall for the same barrel trick as the Moblins from ''Wind Waker'', though this stops you from tossing bananas around.
*** Moblins and Bokoblins can be duped into thinking you're one of them by wearing a [[PaperThinDisguise crudely-constructed mask]]--they'll follow you around curiously, but won't attack unless you do. This is especially ridiculous with Moblins, since in this game they're several times taller than Link. There's also a [[BossInMookClothing Lynel]] mask; but unlike the weaker mooks, they will see through the trick after a short time, so the mask only allows you to run past them without getting attacked.
30th Apr '18 10:46:19 AM ReaderAt2046
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': {{Lampshaded}} in ''The Trial'' by Defense Zircon. At the time that she allegedly shattered Pink Diamond, Rose Quartz had been a recognized public enemy for centuries, and there were no other Rose Quartz gems in Pink Diamond's court or entourage. So ''how'' did Rose Quartz get close enough to Pink Diamond to shatter her, without being spotted by her [[{{Seer}} Sapphires]], [[PraetorianGuard Agates]], [[RightHandHottie Pearl]], and other assorted attendants?

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': {{Lampshaded}} in ''The Trial'' by Defense Zircon. At the time that she allegedly shattered Pink Diamond, Rose Quartz had been a recognized public enemy for centuries, and there were no other Rose Quartz gems in Pink Diamond's court or entourage. So ''how'' did Rose Quartz get close enough to Pink Diamond to shatter her, without being spotted by her? Why didn't her [[{{Seer}} Sapphires]], Sapphires]] see Rose coming? Why didn't her [[PraetorianGuard Agates]], [[RightHandHottie Pearl]], and other assorted attendants? Agates]] try to fight Rose Quartz off? Shouldn't her [[BeautifulSlaveGirl Pearl]] at least have been able to sound the alarm?
30th Apr '18 10:43:39 AM ReaderAt2046
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': {{Lampshaded}} in ''The Trial'' by Defense Zircon. At the time that she allegedly shattered Pink Diamond, Rose Quartz had been a recognized public enemy for centuries, and there were no other Rose Quartz gems in Pink Diamond's court or entourage. So ''how'' did Rose Quartz get close enough to Pink Diamond to shatter her, without being spotted by her [[{{Seer}} Sapphires]], [[PraetorianGuard Agates]], [[RightHandHottie Pearl]], and other assorted attendants?
21st Apr '18 10:51:12 PM nombretomado
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* It's a convention of {{M|assivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame}}MORPG in general that the aggro radius of the mobs is much smaller than their line of sight. It always lead to {{egregious}} situations where the guard twiddle their thumbs while you slaughter their colleagues in front of their eyes, waiting for their turn to die.

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* It's a convention of {{M|assivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame}}MORPG in general that the aggro radius of the mobs is much smaller than their line of sight. It always lead to {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} situations where the guard twiddle their thumbs while you slaughter their colleagues in front of their eyes, waiting for their turn to die.
21st Apr '18 10:39:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheATeam''. Many a villain has been laid low by not paying attention to machine sounds after LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard. There was a particularly {{egregious}} instance (not involving villains) where Hannibal and Face are arrested in "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E6BlackDayAtBadRock Black Day at Bad Rock]]". Hannibal seems to have escaped, so the sheriff unlocks his cell and checks inside, then both he and ''the other officer in the building'' leave to find him... when Hannibal turns out to be hiding under the bed and promptly lets Face out and escapes.

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* ''Series/TheATeam''. Many a villain has been laid low by not paying attention to machine sounds after LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard. There was a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} instance (not involving villains) where Hannibal and Face are arrested in "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E6BlackDayAtBadRock Black Day at Bad Rock]]". Hannibal seems to have escaped, so the sheriff unlocks his cell and checks inside, then both he and ''the other officer in the building'' leave to find him... when Hannibal turns out to be hiding under the bed and promptly lets Face out and escapes.
17th Apr '18 10:40:28 PM Loekman3
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* The Guards in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. They cannot find an old lady who has kidnapped the baby princess for almost two decades, when she happened to be in a tower within riding distance. Then said princess's crown gets stolen right under their noses. Then one of the thieves comes back to Corona later with a girl with 70 feet long of hair and they don't notice it, even though he is dancing around. The only competent member is [[CoolHorse Maximus]], and [[spoiler:he's the only one to make crime virtually disappear]]. The same thief was able to walk up to the palace and meet the King and Queen face-to-face.

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* The Guards in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. They cannot find an old lady who has kidnapped the baby princess for almost two decades, when she happened to be in a tower within riding distance. Then said princess's crown gets stolen right under their noses. Then one of the thieves comes back to Corona later with a girl with 70 feet long of hair and they don't notice it, even though he is dancing around. The only competent member is [[CoolHorse Maximus]], and [[spoiler:he's the only one to make crime virtually disappear]]. The same thief was able to walk up to the palace and meet the King and Queen face-to-face. Their incompetence is proven even more later on when a 14-year old kid is able to distract all the guards around Corona by putting up a smoke-screen and knocking them out with a giant monster while the kid himself somehow managed to infiltrate all the way to the castle and kidnap the Queen without any resistance whatsoever, demonstrating that the guards didn't even try to guard parts of the castle nor do they even bother to bodyguard a very important figure in the country.
14th Apr '18 6:29:30 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ThePhantomOfParis'': A prison guard sees that Cheri-Bibi has hanged himself in his cell. The guard frantically rushes into the cell. Turns out that Cheri-Bibi, a professional magician, has staged a fake hanging. He overpowers the guard and escapes.
10th Apr '18 7:27:04 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', one has to wonder why none of the guards on the Cargo Ship bothered to continue the search for the intruder (Sephiroth) after Cloud & co. defeated Jenova. There's no way they could have known that he was gone at that point, so why bother calling off the search? "Yeah, just ignore all the dead bodies and the undiscovered intruder. Just dock as planned!" Heidegger was in charge of ship security at the time, so he's just as much at fault as the rest of the incompetent guard. Rufus [[LampshadeHanging comments]] on the failings of command when the ship docks.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', one has to wonder why none of the guards on the Cargo Ship bothered to continue the search for the intruder (Sephiroth) after Cloud & and co. defeated Jenova. There's no way they could have known that he was gone at that point, so why bother calling off the search? "Yeah, just ignore all the dead bodies and the undiscovered intruder. Just dock as planned!" Heidegger was in charge of ship security at the time, so he's just as much at fault as the rest of the incompetent guard. Rufus [[LampshadeHanging comments]] on the failings of command when the ship docks.
12th Mar '18 11:10:27 PM Sammettik
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** The idiotic guard who goes, "Who has the Lift Key?! I'm not telling you who!" and battles you, and after the battle he goes, "Oh NO! I dropped it!" and he... lets the player pick up the Lift Key... WTF?

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** The idiotic guard infamous Rocket Member who goes, "Who has the Lift Key?! I'm not telling key to the elevator. After you who!" beat him, he drops the key and battles you, and after the battle he goes, "Oh NO! I dropped it!" and he... lets the player pick up the Lift Key... WTF?makes no attempt to retrieve it.



* ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}''

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*** Border Guard (KGB) maybe. Air Defense (Army)? Not so much, if only due to the fact that a) nobody liked KGB that much and b) Air Defense troops had their own day to get drunk, thank you very much.
** Far as I can remember, they have identified the aircraft pretty soon, but there were a couple of obstacles to just downing it. First there was the fear that the superiors won't be pleased with their sloppiness. And then that was Gorbachev's era, so downing a small obviously civil airplane would make Gorbachev really angry (remember, he was trying to establish normal relations with the West). Downing some random guy would make the relations a wee bit strained.
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