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15th May '15 3:07:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''{{Breach}}'' when Robert Hanssen, based on the real life FBI agent convicted of being a Soviet spy, who is part of the team looking for TheMole. A bit of TruthInTelevision as the real Hanssen hacked into a fellow agent's computer and produced secret files which he presents to the person whose computer he hacked. It was later theorized that Hanssen did this to cover his tracks when he hacked the computer to see whether he was suspected as a spy.

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* Used in ''{{Breach}}'' ''Film/{{Breach}}'' when Robert Hanssen, based on the real life FBI agent convicted of being a Soviet spy, who is part of the team looking for TheMole. A bit of TruthInTelevision as the real Hanssen hacked into a fellow agent's computer and produced secret files which he presents to the person whose computer he hacked. It was later theorized that Hanssen did this to cover his tracks when he hacked the computer to see whether he was suspected as a spy.



* In the books of ''TheWitcher'' series a vampire participated in a small talk about vampires. He even recommended some "folk remedies". Including garlic [[OurVampiresAreDifferent (which he ate at the moment)]]. Of course, in his case it was more fun than precaution: greater vampires of that world are NighInvulnerable and before this incident he once was dismembered and buried in several places for a few years, then "got better" anyway.

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* In the books of ''TheWitcher'' ''Literature/TheWitcher'' series a vampire participated in a small talk about vampires. He even recommended some "folk remedies". Including garlic [[OurVampiresAreDifferent (which he ate at the moment)]]. Of course, in his case it was more fun than precaution: greater vampires of that world are NighInvulnerable and before this incident he once was dismembered and buried in several places for a few years, then "got better" anyway.



* ''Series/BurnNotice'': In one episode Michael Weston is doing some spy-hunting for a client until he realized the client was a bad guy. So he decides to become the actual mole, and then keeps the client paranoid (and thus dependent on Michael) by telling him all the things the spy could do to him.

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* ''Series/BurnNotice'': ''Series/BurnNotice'':
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In one episode Michael Weston is doing some spy-hunting for a client until he realized the client was a bad guy. So he decides to become the actual mole, and then keeps the client paranoid (and thus dependent on Michael) by telling him all the things the spy could do to him.



* ''TheWhitestKidsUKnow'': In the sketch "It's Illegal to Say", this trope is invoked. It quickly becomes clear that the message telling the audience that it's illegal to say you want to kill the President is a cover for describing a plan to kill the President with a mortar launcher.

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* ''TheWhitestKidsUKnow'': ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'': In the sketch "It's Illegal to Say", this trope is invoked. It quickly becomes clear that the message telling the audience that it's illegal to say you want to kill the President is a cover for describing a plan to kill the President with a mortar launcher.
28th Apr '15 3:13:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''BurnNotice'': In one episode Michael Weston is doing some spy-hunting for a client until he realized the client was a bad guy. So he decides to become the actual mole, and then keeps the client paranoid (and thus dependent on Michael) by telling him all the things the spy could do to him.

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* ''BurnNotice'': ''Series/BurnNotice'': In one episode Michael Weston is doing some spy-hunting for a client until he realized the client was a bad guy. So he decides to become the actual mole, and then keeps the client paranoid (and thus dependent on Michael) by telling him all the things the spy could do to him.
22nd Mar '14 2:28:25 AM ShorinBJ
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** And in one of the later books he did that again, this time arguing the vampires vulnerability to silver. He explained they can't even stand the touch of silver. All the while gesticulating with a silver fork in hand.

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** And in one of the later books he did that again, this time arguing the vampires vampires' vulnerability to silver. He explained they can't even stand the touch of silver. All the while gesticulating with a silver fork in hand.
21st Dec '13 1:02:15 PM MarkLungo
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* Guy [=MacGuffin=] does this is in ''SpyBoy''.

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* Guy [=MacGuffin=] does this is in ''SpyBoy''.
''ComicBook/SpyBoy''.
20th Nov '13 7:48:10 AM johnnye
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* ''BurnNotice'': In one episode Michael Weston is doing some spy-hunting for a client until he realized the client was a bad guy. So he decides to become the actual mole, and then keeps the client's paranoia high by telling him all the things the spy could do to him.

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* ''BurnNotice'': In one episode Michael Weston is doing some spy-hunting for a client until he realized the client was a bad guy. So he decides to become the actual mole, and then keeps the client's paranoia high client paranoid (and thus dependent on Michael) by telling him all the things the spy could do to him.
5th Oct '12 7:20:19 PM giygasattack
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** Wait, wasn't that video around the time of the introduction of the [[ParanoiaFuel Dead Ringer watch]]? The thing that lets you pretend somebody killed you while you move off camera and start silently taking people out, starting with the one nobody's watching?

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** Wait, wasn't that video around the time of the introduction of the [[ParanoiaFuel Dead Ringer watch]]? The thing that lets you pretend somebody killed you while you move off camera and start silently taking people out, starting with the one nobody's watching?

7th Aug '12 1:26:25 PM Ryusui
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** Another time Jessie works as a security consultant for a CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO. He calls the security guards at the gate to him so he can explain to them how their lousy security measures can just allow anyone to walk in through the gate. Cue Michael walking in through the gate as the guards are looking at Jessie. The entire scheme centers around Jessie constantly warning the CEO about how bad his security is specifically so Michael has an easier time penetrating that security.

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** Another time Jessie Jesse works as a security consultant for a CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO. He calls the security guards at the gate to him so he can explain to them how their lousy security measures can just allow anyone to walk in through the gate. Cue Michael walking in through the gate as the guards are looking at Jessie. Jesse. The entire scheme centers around Jessie Jesse constantly warning the CEO about how bad his security is specifically so Michael has an easier time penetrating that security.
7th Aug '12 1:21:27 PM Ryusui
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* "[[http://notalwaysright.com/not-subscribing-to-his-own-line-of-thought ...I know how it works!]]"

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* "[[http://notalwaysright.com/not-subscribing-to-his-own-line-of-thought ...com/not-subscribing-to-his-own-line-of-thought/2506 ...I know how it works!]]"
10th Jul '12 10:09:07 PM Perzyn
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** And in one of the later books he did that again, this time arguing the vampires vulnerability to silver. He explained they can't even stand the touch of silver. All the while gesticulating with a silver fork in hand.
15th Mar '12 9:30:26 PM DanaO
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** Wait, wasn't that video around the time of the introduction of the [[ParanoiaFuel Dead Ringer watch]]? The thing that lets you pretend somebody killed you while you move off camera and start silently taking people out, starting with the one nobody's watching?
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