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21st Oct '17 12:43:30 AM Geoduck
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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Rimmerworld", the heroes are shoved into a cell without even their possessions being confiscated, leading to this classic exchange:
-->'''Lister:''' Why don't we scrape away this mortar here, slide one of these bricks out, then using a rope weaved from strands of this hessian, rig up a kind of a pulley system so that when a guard comes in, using it as a trip wire, gets laid out, and we put Rimmer in the guard's uniform, he leads us out, we steal some swords, and [[ZanyScheme fight our way]] back to the 'Bug!\\
'''Kryten:''' Or we could use the teleporter.
19th Oct '17 1:54:19 PM Unicorndance
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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'': In the mission "Candy Catastrophe", the security guard lets you in with someone else's ID, despite rejecting you earlier and you looking a) nothing like the picture on the ID and b) exactly like the person who got rejected.


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* ''WesternAnimation/NinaNeedsToGo'' has a scene where Nina and her grandmother set off an alarm by going into a not-allowed area on the way to the bathroom. One guard asks if they should stop them, and another replied "Nah, when you gotta go, you gotta go". In addition to this being dumb, ''how was he supposed to know they were on their way to the bathroom?''
18th Oct '17 12:32:01 PM ironballs16
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* There is a {{Ninja}} technique, the name of which translates as "throwing the toothpick", to distract guards. If it's done properly, the guards never see ''anything'', they just hear a sound.

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* There is a {{Ninja}} technique, the name of which translates as "throwing the toothpick", to distract guards. If it's done properly, the guards never see ''anything'', [[GoLookAtTheDistraction they just hear a sound.sound]].



* In 1982, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fagan_incident an unhinged man climbed the wall of Buckingham palace.]] Someone saw him and reported it, but by the time guards came to look, he was gone and they decided he must have left already; they raised no alarm. When he went through a window, the security system alerted a policeman on duty, who assumed it was a malfunction and '''silenced the alarm twice in a row'''. Wandering through the halls, he passed a housekeeper, who '''greeted him'''. He eventually made it to the Queen's chamber, where she was sleeping unguarded, woke her up, and chatted to her as she tried to get help by two different methods (a button and the phone); nobody came for ten minutes (the person who ''did'' eventually show up was a housemaid). As Hollywood writer Creator/WilliamGoldman said it, if you would put this in a movie, people probably would throw rotten eggs at the screen for breaking their SuspensionOfDisbelief. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He also got cigarettes upon request.]] Even better, they only crime he was charged with was stealing a bottle of cheap wine, because, at the time, trespassing was a civil offense rather than a criminal one (this has been changed). The charge was dropped when he was committed to a mental hospital.

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* In 1982, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fagan_incident an unhinged man climbed the wall of Buckingham palace.]] Someone saw him and reported it, but by the time guards came to look, he was gone and they decided he must have left already; they raised no alarm. When he went through a window, the security system alerted a policeman on duty, who assumed it was a malfunction and '''silenced the alarm twice in a row'''. Wandering through the halls, he passed a housekeeper, who '''greeted him'''. He eventually made it to the Queen's chamber, where she was sleeping unguarded, woke her up, and chatted to her as she tried to get help by two different methods (a button and the phone); nobody came for ten minutes (the person who ''did'' eventually show up was a housemaid). As Hollywood writer Creator/WilliamGoldman said it, if you would put this in a movie, [[RealityIsUnrealistic people probably would throw rotten eggs at the screen screen]] for breaking their SuspensionOfDisbelief. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He also got cigarettes upon request.]] Even better, they only crime he was charged with was stealing a bottle of cheap wine, because, at the time, trespassing was a civil offense rather than a criminal one (this has been changed). The charge was dropped when he was committed to a mental hospital.
18th Oct '17 12:27:04 PM ironballs16
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-->'''Guard''': You're ''lying''. ''He's'' not a slave and ''you're'' not traders. Look at the way he stands. He doesn't carry himself like a slave! Probably ex-military.[[note]]Korso is a former Earth SpaceMarine[[/note]] Akrennians always threaten before asking a favor, ''it's tradition''. And ''your'' robes are made out of ''bedspreads!''\\

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-->'''Guard''': You're ''lying''. ''He's'' not a slave and ''you're'' not traders. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Look at the way he stands.stands]]. He doesn't carry himself like a slave! Probably ex-military.[[note]]Korso is a former Earth SpaceMarine[[/note]] Akrennians always threaten before asking a favor, ''it's tradition''. And ''your'' robes are made out of ''bedspreads!''\\
15th Oct '17 3:16:13 PM Averagemoe
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Ride/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyMissionBreakout. The staff are secretly in on Rocket's plan out of spite for their BadBoss.
* Ride/StitchsGreatEscape: All the security systems in the high security teleportation chamber can be disabled simply by spitting on them. And the guards thought it was safe to raise the glass tube that Stitch was in.
** All the recruits stationed in that room were on their first day on the job, were unarmed, and were being restrained by DNA scanners that had already finished serving their purpose.
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24th Sep '17 3:45:09 PM Trooper924
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** Averted with the guards in the Death Star's prison block. Luke and Han, dressed as Stormtroopers, come with Chewbacca as the TrojanPrisoner and say to the guards that they're transmitting Chewie to their prison block. The commander doesn't fall for it, since such a transfer should have been documented and communicated beforehand. As the guard is about to check for confirmation, Han and Chewbacca lose their shit and start shooting around. Central command notices and calls in to investigate. Han again tries to bluff his way through, but they demand his serial number as verification, which he can't provide, so central command immediately sends Stormtroopers to take care of them.

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** Averted with the guards in the Death Star's prison block. Luke and Han, dressed as Stormtroopers, come with Chewbacca as the TrojanPrisoner and say to the guards that they're transmitting transferring Chewie to their prison block. The commander doesn't fall for it, since such a transfer should have been documented and communicated beforehand. As the guard is about to check for confirmation, Han and Chewbacca lose their shit and start shooting around. Central command notices and calls in to investigate. Han again tries to bluff his way through, but they demand his serial number as verification, which he can't provide, so central command immediately sends Stormtroopers to take care of them.
22nd Sep '17 1:26:03 AM LlamaAdventure
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* In the fourth chapter of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must escape from jail while awaiting trial by asking to speak to his lawyer (he's representing himself). When Guybrush is ready to stop conversing with his "client", the guard will let him out. Justified in that nobody really cares that much if Guybrush gets out of jail (the judge - pulling double duty as the town bartender - will even greet Guybrush and act completely unfazed that he's out of his cell,) because he (or anybody, for that matter) can't leave the island anyway, and the guard still won't let him leave town.

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* In the fourth chapter of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must escape from jail while awaiting trial by asking to speak to his lawyer (he's representing himself). When Guybrush is ready to stop conversing with his "client", the guard will let him out. Justified in that nobody really cares that much if Guybrush gets out of jail (the judge - pulling double duty as the town bartender - will even greet Guybrush and act completely unfazed that he's out of his cell,) because he (or anybody, for that matter) can't leave the island anyway, and the guard still won't let him leave town.town until the trial has concluded.
22nd Sep '17 1:25:32 AM LlamaAdventure
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* In the fourth chapter of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must escape from jail while awaiting trial by asking to speak to his lawyer (he's representing himself). When Guybrush is ready to stop conversing with his "client", the guard will let him out. Justified in that nobody really cares that much if Guybrush gets out of jail (the judge - pulling double duty as the town bartender - will even greet Guybrush and act completely unfazed that he's out of his cell,) because he (or anybody, for that matter) can't leave the island anyway, and the guards still won't let him leave town.

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* In the fourth chapter of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must escape from jail while awaiting trial by asking to speak to his lawyer (he's representing himself). When Guybrush is ready to stop conversing with his "client", the guard will let him out. Justified in that nobody really cares that much if Guybrush gets out of jail (the judge - pulling double duty as the town bartender - will even greet Guybrush and act completely unfazed that he's out of his cell,) because he (or anybody, for that matter) can't leave the island anyway, and the guards guard still won't let him leave town.
22nd Sep '17 1:22:32 AM LlamaAdventure
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* In the fourth chapter of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must escape from jail while awaiting trial by asking to speak to his lawyer (he's representing himself). When Guybrush is ready to stop conversing with his "client", the guard will let him out.

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* In the fourth chapter of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must escape from jail while awaiting trial by asking to speak to his lawyer (he's representing himself). When Guybrush is ready to stop conversing with his "client", the guard will let him out. Justified in that nobody really cares that much if Guybrush gets out of jail (the judge - pulling double duty as the town bartender - will even greet Guybrush and act completely unfazed that he's out of his cell,) because he (or anybody, for that matter) can't leave the island anyway, and the guards still won't let him leave town.
16th Sep '17 11:50:17 AM nombretomado
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* Averted to the best of the [[GameBoyAdvance GBA's]] abilities with the StealthBasedMission in ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. The space pirates aboard the mothership just sort of wander around... until one spots you. Even after you've ditched them, they never go back to their relaxed state, will continue to run around looking for you, and will even lay ambushes. It's actually so difficult to sneak through the entire thing without being seen that it's considered an EasterEgg and many players don't even realize you can do it at all.

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* Averted to the best of the [[GameBoyAdvance GBA's]] {{UsefulNotes/GBA}}'s abilities with the StealthBasedMission in ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. The space pirates aboard the mothership just sort of wander around... until one spots you. Even after you've ditched them, they never go back to their relaxed state, will continue to run around looking for you, and will even lay ambushes. It's actually so difficult to sneak through the entire thing without being seen that it's considered an EasterEgg and many players don't even realize you can do it at all.
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