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18th Aug '16 7:21:49 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Used as a threat by Miles Vorkosigan when conducting hostage negotiations with Komarran terrorists on a space station.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': ''Literature/{{Komarr}}'': Used as a threat by Miles Vorkosigan when conducting hostage negotiations with Komarran terrorists on a space station.
15th Aug '16 11:37:49 PM HawkbitAlpha
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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' does this for her EstablishingCharacterMoment. When she was ''five years old''. Shouting [[MemeticMutation "I'M THE AVATAR, YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH IT!"]]

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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' does this for her EstablishingCharacterMoment. [[AMinorKidroduction When she was ''five four years old''. old.]] Shouting [[MemeticMutation "I'M THE AVATAR, YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH IT!"]]IT!"]]
** Season 3 has the breakout of the Red Lotus. Despite there being a ''perfectly functional elevator'' down to P'Li's prison, Ming-Hua opts instead to tunnel into said prison and climb all the way back up with P'Li in tow.
-->'''P'Li:''' [[LampshadeHanging We ''could'' have just taken the elevator. Show-off.]]



''Oops, my bad.''

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[[TheDitz ''Oops, my bad.'''']]
15th Aug '16 8:12:40 PM htuttle
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* This is simple expedience in ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'', especially on terror missions, where civilians are apt to be standing behind doors blocking your way. As one online guide says, "That farmhouse was probably insured anyway."

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* This is simple expedience in ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'', ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'', especially on terror missions, where civilians are apt to be standing behind doors blocking your way. As one online guide says, "That farmhouse was probably insured anyway."
13th Aug '16 6:09:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal, student Assassins are explicitly discouraged from the direct approach via any convenient door and are actively taught to seek alternatives that give them the advantage of surprise. Even when the door is unguarded and undefended.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal, student Assassins are explicitly discouraged from the direct approach via any convenient door and are actively taught to seek alternatives that give them the advantage of surprise. Even when the door is unguarded and undefended.
29th Jul '16 9:03:37 AM Julia1984
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* The ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' episode "Megan's New Teacher" has Drake struggle to climb up a rope to get into Megan's school to help Megan sabotage Josh's teaching evaluation. He then yells for Megan to come up, only for her to come in through the classroom door seconds later.
-->'''Drake:''' How did you get in?
-->'''Megan:''' Through the front door. It's a school, Drake, not a bank.
25th Jul '16 2:13:20 PM Vir
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CyberChase'', the Hacker hires a group of gargoyles to help in his latest evil plan. A RunningGag in the episode is that they keep crashing through the walls of his base of operations whenever they leave or exit.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CyberChase'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'', the Hacker hires a group of gargoyles to help in his latest evil plan. A RunningGag in the episode is that they keep crashing through the walls of his base of operations whenever they leave or exit.



* In one of [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Doug's]] Quailman fantasies, Dr. Rubbersuit lures Quailman into his lab and then splits him up into a good and evil half in the hopes of enlisting the evil half's help. This backfires when the evil half simply wants to cause wanton destruction without anything to do with Dr. Rubbersuit, and he breaks out of the lab by flying through the roof. The good half then goes after him by ''flying through another section of roof'', causing Dr. Rubbersuit to cry "Hey! At least use the same hole!"

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* In one of [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Doug's]] WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'s Quailman fantasies, Dr. Rubbersuit lures Quailman into his lab and then splits him up into a good and evil half in the hopes of enlisting the evil half's help. This backfires when the evil half simply wants to cause wanton destruction without anything to do with Dr. Rubbersuit, and he breaks out of the lab by flying through the roof. The good half then goes after him by ''flying through another section of roof'', causing Dr. Rubbersuit to cry "Hey! At least use the same hole!"
25th Jul '16 6:07:33 AM StFan
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* ''Literature/TheIntercontinentalUnionOfDisgustingCharacters'' has a story where Peter Perfect tries to break out of jail, but can't break through the adamantium cell door - so he uses his sword's telekinesis to punch through two stories up to him and then proceeds to saw a hole through the floor to let himself out. Later on, other disgusting characters note that they should build their structures with adamantium-laced mortar, or else any two-bit disgusting character can punch their way out.



** In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'', Andromedons and Sectopods will crash through walls rather than use doors (even big ones), even while idly patrolling their own building as they haven't noticed you yet. It's even worse once they actually notice you and get in attack position, the Sectopod raising several stories tall to wreak even more destruction as it moves.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'', ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', Andromedons and Sectopods will crash through walls rather than use doors (even big ones), even while idly patrolling their own building as they haven't noticed you yet. It's even worse once they actually notice you and get in attack position, the Sectopod raising several stories tall to wreak even more destruction as it moves.


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* ''Literature/TheIntercontinentalUnionOfDisgustingCharacters'' has a story where Peter Perfect tries to break out of jail, but can't break through the adamantium cell door -- so he uses his sword's telekinesis to punch through two stories up to him and then proceeds to saw a hole through the floor to let himself out. Later on, other disgusting characters note that they should build their structures with adamantium-laced mortar, or else any two-bit disgusting character can punch their way out.
19th Jul '16 9:06:15 AM Kalaong
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** Shampoo tends to burst through walls in her appearances. When asked why she doesn't use the door, she replies "[[YouNoTakeCandle Door take too long!]]" From observation, it appears that whenever she's chasing someone (usually Ranma), she focuses on the chase to the exclusion of the building's floorplan. If there happens to be a door in her way, she'll open it, but she won't take an alternate route just because there's a wall in her way. On at least one occasion, she is seen to exit the room by smashing a new hole in the wall, right next to the one she made coming in. When given a hypnotic suggestion to "go home ''peacefully''" she ''still'' smashes through a wall [[http://www.anymanga.com/ranma/011/008/014/ as she leaves.]] It may be a case of AceLightningSyndrome -- walls are like ''crackers'' to her, so it's hard for her to think of them as "structures" so much as "[[DungeonBypass obstacles]]".

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** Shampoo tends to burst through walls in her appearances. When asked why she doesn't use the door, she replies "[[YouNoTakeCandle Door take too long!]]" From observation, it appears that whenever she's chasing someone (usually Ranma), she focuses on the chase to the exclusion of the building's floorplan. If there happens to be a door in her way, she'll open it, but she won't take an alternate route just because there's a wall in her way. On at least one occasion, she is seen to exit the room by smashing a new hole in the wall, right next to the one she made coming in. When given a hypnotic suggestion to "go home ''peacefully''" she ''still'' smashes through a wall [[http://www.anymanga.com/ranma/011/008/014/ mangareader.net/ranma-12/11/137 as she leaves.]] It may be a case of AceLightningSyndrome -- walls are like ''crackers'' to her, so it's hard for her to think of them as "structures" so much as "[[DungeonBypass obstacles]]".
14th Jul '16 1:41:59 PM REV6Pilot
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', where in one in-game scene you [[ExactEavesDropping overhear]] two enemies arguing over a bomb they are about to place on a door so you set it off when you open that door. During their argument, they accidentally set off the bomb, killing themselves and blowing out the wall surrounding the door. The door is untouched, and remains resolutely locked, forcing you to go through the hole surrounding it.

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* Inverted Hilariously inverted in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', where in at one in-game scene you [[ExactEavesDropping [[ExactEavesdropping overhear]] two enemies mafia {{mook}}s arguing over how to disarm a bomb they are about to place on a door so you set it off when you open that door. planted by the Russians. During their argument, they accidentally set off the bomb, bomb[[note]]No, not the gree-[[KilledMidSentence *BOOM*]][[/note]], killing themselves and blowing out severely damaging the wall surrounding the door. The door is untouched, and remains resolutely locked, forcing you to go through when Max tries it, the hole surrounding it.whole wall comes down but leaves the part with the door still standing, with the door still locked.
13th Jul '16 2:18:44 AM Medinoc
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** In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'', Andromedons and Sectopods will crash through walls rather than use doors (even big ones), even while idly patrolling their own building as they haven't noticed you yet. It's even worse once they actually notice you and get in attack position, the Sectopod raising several stories tall to wreak even more destruction as it moves.
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