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28th Sep '16 5:22:20 AM AgProv
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* Creator/BernardCornwell's ''The Pagan Lord'' sees a Danish warlord with ambitions gather an army and march south out of Mercia to attempt to defeat Wessex, in the aftermath of the death of Alfred the Great and the accession of a decidely unready King Ethelred. [[note]]modern English used for convenience - it ''should'' be Ælfread and Æthælred[[/note]] he marches four thousand men south into England and leaves his wife and heirs in his fortress at Chester, guarded by only fifty or so elderly and wounded Danes, reasoning the Sazons will be too distracted by events in their heartlands to think of mounting a hostage-taking raid. Then Uhtred of Babbenburg rides in with thirty men, claiming to be late-arriving Danes wanting to join the fight and grab plunder. They get the plunder - Cnut's wife and children.
7th Sep '16 5:06:55 AM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Proffesor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Proffesor Professor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has as safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.
7th Sep '16 5:02:08 AM Dravencour
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Unfortunately, this "safe haven" was really an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsafe haven]] -- a supposedly "safe place" that is either [[SwissCheeseSecurity glaringly penetrable]] or [[HiddenInPlainSight right in plain sight]] to truly be called safe.

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Unfortunately, this "safe haven" was really an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsafe haven]] -- a supposedly "safe place" that is either [[SwissCheeseSecurity glaringly penetrable]] or [[HiddenInPlainSight right in plain sight]] too conspicuous]] to truly be called safe.
1st Jun '16 12:28:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', one can [[SeekingSanctuary claim sanctuary in the church]] [[TruthInTelevision and not be harassed by the soldiers]]. [[GoodShepherd The Arch Deacon]] successfully forces [[BigBad Frollo]] to withdraw at the film's midpoint. Later on in the film, it's only a paper-thin barrier. Of course, this also turns everyone in town against Frollo.
* ''Film/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. Flint's lab ''looks'' secure, but the big electronic door is actually just a ConcealingCanvas with fake biometrics that Flint ''pretends'' is real. There is also a computer voice that ''seems'' to identify whoever enters, but really just says "Welcome, Flint" no matter who walks in. Midway through the movie the [[CorruptBureaucrat mayor]] gets in uninvited (despite being [[FatBastard morbidly obese]] and confined to a motorized scooter) and Flint asks [[LampshadeHanging how he did it]].
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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', one can [[SeekingSanctuary claim sanctuary in the church]] [[TruthInTelevision and not be harassed by the soldiers]]. [[GoodShepherd The Arch Deacon]] successfully forces [[BigBad Frollo]] to withdraw at the film's midpoint. Later on in the film, it's only a paper-thin barrier. Of course, this also turns everyone in town against Frollo.



* ''Film/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. Flint's lab ''looks'' secure, but the big electronic door is actually just a ConcealingCanvas with fake biometrics that Flint ''pretends'' is real. There is also a computer voice that ''seems'' to identify whoever enters, but really just says "Welcome, Flint" no matter who walks in. Midway through the movie the [[CorruptBureaucrat mayor]] gets in uninvited (despite being [[FatBastard morbidly obese]] and confined to a motorized scooter) and Flint asks [[LampshadeHanging how he did it]].
1st Jun '16 12:25:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* Nanking in ''The City of Life and Death''. The Safety Zone is repeatedly violated by the Japanese soldiers.

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* Nanking in ''The City of Life and Death''.''Film/TheCityOfLifeAndDeath''. The Safety Zone is repeatedly violated by the Japanese soldiers.
11th Mar '16 4:46:13 PM TimG5
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: Proffesor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Proffesor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.



* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] can swoop on in and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].

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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] can swoop on in and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons weapons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].
10th Mar '16 6:17:14 PM TimG5
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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] and swoop on and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].

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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] and can swoop on in and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].
10th Mar '16 6:16:16 PM TimG5
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* '"Anime/OnePiece'': During the Enies Lobby arc, we're shown Nico Robin's DarkAndTroubledPast where the government set out the order to [[DoomedHometown raze her hometown Ohara]] into a pile of ashes because of the native scholars [[TheyKnowTooMuch learning too much about the world's past]] for the government's comfort. At the time, she befriended a giant who is revealed to have abandoned the navy [[NotWhatISignedOnFor due to harsh and cruel methods]]. When the Buster Call is given to wipe Ohara out, he tries to get her to an evacuation boat with all the citizens on it thinking that she'll be able to escape undetected with the innocents. But the townspeople don't allow her on out of fear that the government will come after them. It thus becomes a shock when the government [[ShootTheDog blasts the boat anyway]] to avoid risking Robin being on the boat. If Robin had been on it, she would have died there and then. It's sick subversion of ConvenientEscapeBoat.

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* '"Anime/OnePiece'': ''Anime/OnePiece'': During the Enies Lobby arc, we're shown Nico Robin's DarkAndTroubledPast where the government set out the order to [[DoomedHometown raze her hometown Ohara]] into a pile of ashes because of the native scholars [[TheyKnowTooMuch learning too much about the world's past]] for the government's comfort. At the time, she befriended a giant who is revealed to have abandoned the navy [[NotWhatISignedOnFor due to harsh and cruel methods]]. When the Buster Call is given to wipe Ohara out, he tries to get her to an evacuation boat with all the citizens on it thinking that she'll be able to escape undetected with the innocents. But the townspeople don't allow her on out of fear that the government will come after them. It thus becomes a shock when the government [[ShootTheDog blasts the boat anyway]] to avoid risking Robin being on the boat. If Robin had been on it, she would have died there and then. It's a sick subversion of ConvenientEscapeBoat.




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10th Mar '16 6:14:11 PM TimG5
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* '"Anime/OnePiece'': During the Enies Lobby arc, we're shown Nico Robin's DarkAndTroubledPast where the government set out the order to [[DoomedHometown raze her hometown Ohara]] into a pile of ashes because of the native scholars [[TheyKnowTooMuch learning too much about the world's past]] for the government's comfort. At the time, she befriended a giant who is revealed to have abandoned the navy [[NotWhatISignedOnFor due to harsh and cruel methods]]. When the Buster Call is given to wipe Ohara out, he tries to get her to an evacuation boat with all the citizens on it thinking that she'll be able to escape undetected with the innocents. But the townspeople don't allow her on out of fear that the government will come after them. It thus becomes a shock when the government [[ShootTheDog blasts the boat anyway]] to avoid risking Robin being on the boat. If Robin had been on it, she would have died there and then. It's sick subversion of ConvenientEscapeBoat.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: Proffesor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.


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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] and swoop on and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].
8th Jan '16 3:34:55 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', Theo and company arrive at a refugee house only to discover that the people there are planning to kill Theo and kidnap Kee so that they can use her baby for their own political ends. They manage to escape, and the trope is lampshaded with this exchange:
-->'''Miriam:''' We need to find a safe house.
-->'''Theo:''' Yeah, 'cause the last one was really fucking safe.
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