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15th Apr '18 10:27:17 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Light uses this method to destroy the titular notebook in case it is ever found. He has a desk drawer with the note hidden in a false bottom, which is wired to soak it in flammable liquid and ignite it with an electrical spark. To access it he uses the ink cartridge of a ballpoint pen; inserting it into a hole in the bottom of the drawer will simultaneously reveal the false bottom and break the circuit that triggers the booby trap. This ChekhovsGun never fires, however, and just serves to show how clever and CrazyPrepared Light is.
24th Jan '18 3:32:33 AM tropower
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* Parodied on ''[[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters The Ghost Busters]]''[[note]]The original live-action series from 1975, which predates [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} the more famous Ghostbusters]] by 9 years.[[/note]], where the title heroes got their secret messages from "Mr. Zero"[[note]]Voiced by Creator/{{Filmation}} co-founder Lou Scheimer.[[/note]]. The messages were hidden in improbable items (cream pies, a tuba, etc.) and would explode after the tape stopped, [[OncePerEpisode always on Tracy the Gorilla's face.]]



* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', where the title heroes got their secret messages from "Mr. Zero". The messages were hidden in improbable items (cream pies, a tuba, etc.) and would explode after the tape stopped, [[OncePerEpisode always on Tracy the Gorilla's face.]]
9th Jan '18 6:25:06 PM tenatelop1
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* In an anime episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' loosely based on Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries, Sasuke discusses his missions with Kuno on a payphone under a bridge. Everytime he ends the call the phone soon blows up but he never learns to get away from it.

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* In an anime episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' loosely based on Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries, inspired by [[Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries Mission: Impossible]], Sasuke discusses his missions with Kuno on a payphone under a bridge. Everytime he ends the call the phone soon blows up but he never learns to get away from it.
9th Jan '18 6:23:34 PM tenatelop1
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* In an anime episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' loosely based on Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries, Sasuke discusses his missions with Kuno on a payphone under a bridge. Everytime he ends the call the phone soon blows up but he never learns to get away from it.
23rd Sep '17 1:49:36 PM morenohijazo
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** Hilariously subverted in a short story:
-->'''Super:''' ''(from a recording on a tape)'' This tape recorder will not self-destruct, because it's Japanese and costs a fortune. To make the tape useless, use the system X-28. Out! ''(cue Mortadelo eating the tape in the next panel)''
14th Sep '17 6:12:56 PM WillKeaton
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* In 1992, Creator/WilliamGibson contributed to an art project entitled ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrippa_(a_book_of_the_dead) Agrippa (a book of the dead)]]'', which consisted of a poem encoded on a floppy disk that would erase itself after one reading, and engravings that would fade when exposed to light.

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* In 1992, Creator/WilliamGibson contributed to an art project entitled ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrippa_(a_book_of_the_dead) Agrippa (a book of the dead)]]'', dead),]]'' which consisted of a poem encoded on a floppy disk that would erase itself after one reading, and engravings that would fade when exposed to light.
20th Aug '17 1:16:46 AM Mullane
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7989419/10/Hand-Delivered-Letter Hand-Delivered Letter]]'' Lucius Malfoy sent Minister Fudge a letter charmed to disintegrate several minutes after delivery.* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fics, there is a tendency for Crowley's written briefings to go up in flamboyant Hellfire. as you might expect.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7989419/10/Hand-Delivered-Letter Hand-Delivered Letter]]'' Lucius Malfoy sent Minister Fudge a letter charmed to disintegrate several minutes after delivery.delivery.
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fics, there is a tendency for Crowley's written briefings to go up in flamboyant Hellfire. as you might expect.
21st Jul '17 2:14:30 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:320:Good luck, Jim.]]

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* Referenced in ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and the Black Gold]]'', where the parchment bursts into flames when the spy is done reading.

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* Referenced in ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and the Black Gold]]'', where the parchment bursts into flames when the spy Doubleosix is done reading.
12th Jul '17 1:35:12 PM eroock
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->''As always, should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim.''

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->''As ->''"As always, should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim.''"''
12th Jul '17 7:42:40 AM Berrenta
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* Parodied ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' (by video). Mr. Incredible is in a rush to find a pencil to write down what it says before it self-destructs, it explodes in a small room and he opens the door to escape the smoke, setting the fire sprinklers off.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' (by video). Mr. Incredible is in a rush to find a pencil to write down what it says before it self-destructs, and then it explodes in a small room and he room. He opens the door to escape the smoke, setting the fire sprinklers off.
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