History Main / TheGuardsMustBeCrazy

13th Aug '16 1:17:17 PM nombretomado
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* Some of [[DichterAndDenker Karl Spitzweg's]] most famous paintings (''[[http://www.steveartgallery.se/upload1/file-admin/images/new25/Carl%2520Spitzweg-547447.jpg Der strickende Wachposten]]'' and variations) depict a sentry standing or sitting on the battlements among the cannons and ''knitting''.

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* Some of [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Karl Spitzweg's]] most famous paintings (''[[http://www.steveartgallery.se/upload1/file-admin/images/new25/Carl%2520Spitzweg-547447.jpg Der strickende Wachposten]]'' and variations) depict a sentry standing or sitting on the battlements among the cannons and ''knitting''.
7th Aug '16 10:56:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/OnePiece'', Inpel Down is the World Government's high-security super-max mostly due to its architechture and resources, such as demon guardians and seastone restraints. Unfortunately, it seems very little attention was given to selecting and training human guards, who are woefully unprepared for handling prisoners with Devil Fruit powers should said prisoners be able to ''use'' them. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wysiwyg_source_editor.php?groupname=Main&title=TheGuardsMustBeCrazy&load=source This clip gives one example of how they react]]; note that the only reason they even got a few shots off is because Crocodile was somewhat amused. (It doesn't apply to named characters like Magellan and Sadi-Chan, however.)
29th Jul '16 4:04:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** Hilariously spoofed in the Empire of Blood arc. Haley and Elan attempt to bluff their way past guards working for a DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain. The plan they're trying is specifically listed in their training manual, since [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]] knows the sort of people usually hired as guards in his EvilEmpire. That's why he gave them [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0766.html detailed instructions]]. Followed by a DoubleSubversion when Haley returns to the same guards after having consumed a Potion of Glibness and proceeds to Bluff their pants off.

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** Hilariously spoofed in the Empire of Blood arc. Haley and Elan attempt to bluff their way past guards working for a DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy villain. The plan they're trying is specifically listed in their training manual, since [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]] knows the sort of people usually hired as guards in his EvilEmpire. That's why he gave them [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0766.html detailed instructions]]. Followed by a DoubleSubversion when Haley returns to the same guards after having consumed a Potion of Glibness and proceeds to Bluff their pants off.
10th Jul '16 3:16:41 AM Dommie222
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** Subverted 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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** Subverted 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.
5th Jul '16 4:15:13 PM morenohijazo
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* CantrII: What often can happen when sleepers (players who barely wake up, thus don't really know what's going on around them), new characters or [[AxCrazy new players]] get promoted to leadership roles. Special mention must go to the man who chased a boat ... [[WhatAnIdiot in a van]]. Needless to say, he didn't achieve very much, but became the butt of jokes for a long, long time.

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* CantrII: ''CantrII'': What often can happen when sleepers (players who barely wake up, thus don't really know what's going on around them), new characters or [[AxCrazy new players]] get promoted to leadership roles. Special mention must go to the man who chased a boat ... [[WhatAnIdiot in a van]]. Needless to say, he didn't achieve very much, but became the butt of jokes for a long, long time.time.
* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Sentry drones sense the player within a certain distance and give warning beeps, but don't attack unless the player gets significantly closer. They don't notice cubes being balanced atop them, or the player standing on these cubes, even though that puts them within sensor range. This is justified since the drones are there to test the player and not just to prevent anyone getting past. There's a puzzle named after this trope, because it requires several instances of exploiting these traits to sneak past the drones.
27th Jun '16 3:33:05 PM Morgenthaler
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** They mess with the guards again in a ''DisneyAdventures'' comic when the Beagle Boys are trying to break in to Scrooge's new voice-identification safe (one member of the gang can imitate Scrooge's voice) and leave Burger Beagle behind to guard the tied-up nephews. Correctly reasoning that Burger's gluttony far outweighs his intelligence, the kids begin to "casually" discuss how great it would be to have a cheeseburger, which they discuss in mouthwatering detail. Since this is, of course, Burger's TrademarkFavoriteFood, he just has to leave the room to go get a cheeseburger, [[SchmuckBait telling his captives to "stay right there."]] Then the kids, being Junior Woodchucks, easily untie the knotted ropes around them, which the Beagle Boys were too sloppy in tying anyway.

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** They mess with the guards again in a ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' comic when the Beagle Boys are trying to break in to Scrooge's new voice-identification safe (one member of the gang can imitate Scrooge's voice) and leave Burger Beagle behind to guard the tied-up nephews. Correctly reasoning that Burger's gluttony far outweighs his intelligence, the kids begin to "casually" discuss how great it would be to have a cheeseburger, which they discuss in mouthwatering detail. Since this is, of course, Burger's TrademarkFavoriteFood, he just has to leave the room to go get a cheeseburger, [[SchmuckBait telling his captives to "stay right there."]] Then the kids, being Junior Woodchucks, easily untie the knotted ropes around them, which the Beagle Boys were too sloppy in tying anyway.
25th Jun '16 11:06:50 PM 10-13-2
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** They mess with the guards again in a ''DisneyAdventures'' comic when the Beagle Boys are trying to break in to Scrooge's new voice-identification safe (one member of the gang can imitate Scrooge's voice) and leave Burger Beagle behind to guard the tied-up nephews. Correctly reasoning that Burger's gluttony far outweighs his intelligence, the kids begin to "casually" discuss how great it would be to have a cheeseburger, which they discuss in mouthwatering detail. Since this is, of course, Burger's TrademarkFavoriteFood, he just has to leave the room to go get a cheeseburger, [[SchmuckBait telling his captives to "stay right there."]] Then the kids, being Junior Woodchucks, easily untie the knotted ropes around them, which the Beagle Boys were too sloppy in tying anyway.
19th Jun '16 10:08:25 PM Deathhacker
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** Due to the way random events happen, you can be accosted by a guard for a petty crime while ''a dragon is burning down the town''. A dragon that you had to stop fighting because said guard forced you into a dialogue tree.
27th Apr '16 3:00:29 AM aye_amber
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* And there also is ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Carl_Spitzweg_067.jpg Der schlafene Wachposten]]'', in which a soldier on guard duty has made a scarecrow out of his uniform and rifle and gone to sleep. And even if he had not been asleep, there is still a book lying on the howitzer.

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* And there also is ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Carl_Spitzweg_067.''[[http://i.imgur.com/0VOIXuo.jpg Der schlafene Wachposten]]'', in which a soldier on guard duty has made a scarecrow out of his uniform and rifle and gone to sleep. And even if he had not been asleep, there is still a book lying on the howitzer.
19th Apr '16 3:28:55 AM Killerikala
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** There's a reason why the developers wanted to upgrade guard A.I for the latest (2016) game. In the game, the guards now escort 47 outside if he is detected on a restricted area, but still get angry if he doesn't follow. In addition, if a gunshot is heard, they will investigate and will frisk 47 if he is near the origin of the sound, but if 47 has already ditched the gun, they leave him alone.
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