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9th Feb '16 11:13:10 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* This can be TruthInTelevision for some people. How many times have you been told to wait somewhere and somehow decided to wander off anyway? True, the fate of the world is usually not at stake, but there are people out there who simply don't listen.
** Children and those with [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention spans]] are specially vulnerable.
8th Feb '16 7:14:17 PM PaulA
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* ''BuckarooBanzai''. When the Red Lectroids break into Buckaroo's mansion, he tells Penny Priddy to stay in his room. Of course she wanders off looking for him, which is both good and bad. Professor Hikita manages to pass the Oscillation Overthruster to her so the Red Lectroids can't get it from him, but then she's captured by them and used as a HostageForMacGuffin.

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* ''BuckarooBanzai''.''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. When the Red Lectroids break into Buckaroo's mansion, he tells Penny Priddy to stay in his room. Of course she wanders off looking for him, which is both good and bad. Professor Hikita manages to pass the Oscillation Overthruster to her so the Red Lectroids can't get it from him, but then she's captured by them and used as a HostageForMacGuffin.
15th Nov '15 12:57:28 PM LadyNorbert
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[DamselInDistress And try not to get caught for two friggin' seconds.]]"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[DamselInDistress And try not to get caught kidnapped for two friggin' seconds.]]"]]



* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', at Weathertop Aragorn says he's going to have a look around and for the hobbits to “stay here.” Naturally it doesn't work out exactly as planned.
** "Exactly as planned" meaning that the hobbits attract the Ringwraiths anyway by ''[[TooDumbToLive lighting a highly visible fire]]''.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', at Weathertop Aragorn says he's going to have a look around and for the hobbits to “stay here.” Naturally it doesn't work out exactly as planned.
** "Exactly as planned" meaning that
They do. Unfortunately, three of the hobbits attract four decide to pass the Ringwraiths anyway time while he's gone by ''[[TooDumbToLive lighting a highly visible fire]]''.fire]]'', thus attracting the attention of the Ringwraiths anyway.



* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, Ward tells other people to stay behind a couple of times. They're clever enough to actually do it. Lampshaded when he tells a woman to "wait there", and she ... actually does, because it's the most sensible thing to do.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheDevilInIron'' ConanTheBarbarian orders Octavia to do this. It doesn't work.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, Ward tells other people to stay behind a couple of times. They're clever enough to actually do it. Lampshaded when he tells a woman to "wait there", and she ...she... actually does, because it's the most sensible thing to do.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheDevilInIron'' ''Literature/TheDevilInIron,'' ConanTheBarbarian orders Octavia to do this. It doesn't work.



* Harry of ''TheDresdenFiles'' on several occasions tells his apprentice to stay somewhere relatively safe before heading off for his latest confrontation. Unusually, this actually works (the fact his apprentice can turn herself invisible helps).

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* Harry of ''TheDresdenFiles'' on several occasions tells his apprentice to stay somewhere relatively safe before heading off for his latest confrontation. Unusually, this actually works (the works, although the fact that his apprentice can turn herself invisible helps).helps.




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* The companions frequently try to do this to Princess Eilonwy in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''. It works about as well as you expect, given that Eilonwy is a textbook RebelliousPrincess.



* As shown above in the page image, during The Subspace Emissary in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]] has been very clear to [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Peach]].
** Although they don't listen to him, they actually don't get into any trouble and make themselves quite useful. Peach manages to recruit Fox, and they both help out in the fight against Duon, after which Peach adds yet ''another'' useful member into the team; Mr. Game & Watch.

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* As shown above in the page image, during The Subspace Emissary in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]] has been is very clear to [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Peach]].
** Although they don't listen to him, they actually don't get into any trouble and make themselves quite useful. Peach manages to recruit Fox, and they both help out in the fight against Duon, after which Peach adds yet ''another'' useful member into the team; team: Mr. Game & Watch.
* Prince Ross tells Gerda this in the seventh installment of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'', very early in the plot. It works about as well as you'd expect, and she ends up captured despite the {{player character}}'s best efforts to rescue her.

17th Oct '15 7:14:31 PM HeraldAlberich
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--> '''Mal''': “If I'm not back in one hour, you take this ship, and you come and you rescue me.”
--> '''Zoe''': “What? And risk my ship?”
--> '''Mal''': “I mean it. It's cold out there. I don't wanna get left.”

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--> '''Mal''': “If -->'''Mal:''' If I'm not back in one hour, you take this ship, and you come and you rescue me.”
--> '''Zoe''': “What?
me.
-->'''Zoe:''' What?
And risk my ship?”
--> '''Mal''': “I
ship?
-->'''Mal:''' I
mean it. It's cold out there. I don't wanna get left.



-->'''Paradine''': “Now you stay here. If you hear a shot, you get back to the lieutenant at a fast gallop…If you haven't heard from me in 15 minutes, you get back there anyway.”

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-->'''Paradine''': “Now -->'''Paradine:''' Now you stay here. If you hear a shot, you get back to the lieutenant at a fast gallop…If gallop… If you haven't heard from me in 15 minutes, you get back there anyway.



---> '''The Doctor''': You know one day, one day, just maybe, I'll meet someone who get's the whole "Don't wander off" thing. 900 years of Phone box travel it's the only thing left that surprises me.

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---> '''The Doctor''': --->'''The Doctor:''' You know one day, one day, just maybe, I'll meet someone who get's gets the whole "Don't "don't wander off" thing. 900 years of Phone box travel it's the only thing left that surprises me.



---> '''Chuck''': You know what, it's '''never''' safe in the car!

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---> '''Chuck''': --->'''Chuck:''' You know what, it's '''never''' safe in the car!



--> '''Beckett''': "Wait here."
--> '''Castle''': "[[SarcasmMode Yes, we've seen how well that works out.]]"

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--> '''Beckett''': "Wait here."
--> '''Castle''': "[[SarcasmMode
-->'''Beckett:''' Wait here.
-->'''Castle:''' [[SarcasmMode
Yes, we've seen how well that works out.]]"]]



* {{Subverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Palmer is ordered to stay in the car and he does...but he ''[[CarFu drives the car into the perp!]]'':

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Palmer is ordered to stay in the car and he does... but he ''[[CarFu drives the car into the perp!]]'':perp!]]''



--->'''Felix''': Detective Art Bell? ... You don't know me, but I need to talk to you about Beth Childs. \\
'''Art''': Beth Childs? What about her?\\
'''Felix''': I was told to call, um... ''(Sarah knocks on the window)'' Shit! Christ! [[BlatantLies Wrong number.]]

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--->'''Felix''': --->'''Felix:''' Detective Art Bell? ... You don't know me, but I need to talk to you about Beth Childs. \\
'''Art''': '''Art:''' Beth Childs? What about her?\\
'''Felix''': '''Felix:''' I was told to call, um... ''(Sarah ''[Sarah knocks on the window)'' window]'' Shit! Christ! [[BlatantLies Wrong number.]]



-->'''Russian''': I'll go see if I can find the others. Wait here.
-->'''Daniel''': ''[heavily sarcastic]'' Yes. You go into the dark tunnel, alone, and I'll wait here in the dark room, alone.

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-->'''Russian''': -->'''Russian:''' I'll go see if I can find the others. Wait here.
-->'''Daniel''': -->'''Daniel:''' ''[heavily sarcastic]'' Yes. You go into the dark tunnel, alone, and I'll wait here in the dark room, alone.
* ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'': Weller attempts to do this to Jane in the pilot, but she insists on coming along. And in the second episode. And in the third. They eventually give up and decide to just add her to the team.



-->'''April''': “I found the hideout. I'm going to check it out.”
-->'''Leo''': “No, don't. Wait!”
-->'''April''': “Okay. I won't wait.”

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-->'''April''': “I -->'''April:''' I found the hideout. I'm going to check it out.”
-->'''Leo''': “No,
out.
-->'''Leo:''' No,
don't. Wait!”
-->'''April''': “Okay.
Wait!
-->'''April:''' Okay.
I won't wait.
6th Oct '15 1:31:13 PM StFan
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* In the original Gold Key ''MagnusRobotFighter'', Leeja Clane would, on the fairly uncommon times Magnus told her to stay out of harms way, do exactly that. Until something happened that Magnus needed to be urgently told about. Then Leeja would try to find him and only then be caught by the villain. Unlike ''Star Trek'', nobody in North Am thought of personal, portable communications.

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* In the original Gold Key ''MagnusRobotFighter'', ''ComicBook/MagnusRobotFighter'', Leeja Clane would, on the fairly uncommon times Magnus told her to stay out of harms way, do exactly that. Until something happened that Magnus needed to be urgently told about. Then Leeja would try to find him and only then be caught by the villain. Unlike ''Star Trek'', nobody in North Am thought of personal, portable communications.
19th Sep '15 1:47:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' has an interesting variation in the Watanagashi arc. Keiichi and Rena have gotten Mion [[spoiler:actually Shion]] to confess to the murders and convinced her to turn herself in. She agrees, on the condition that she be given a half hour alone with Keiichi. Keiichi agrees, but (understanding that his friend is a homicidal maniac) tells Rena that if he's not back within the time limit, to call the police. Rena does just this. As a result, Keiichi narrowly avoids having several nails hammered into his hand.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has an interesting variation in the Watanagashi arc. Keiichi and Rena have gotten Mion [[spoiler:actually Shion]] to confess to the murders and convinced her to turn herself in. She agrees, on the condition that she be given a half hour alone with Keiichi. Keiichi agrees, but (understanding that his friend is a homicidal maniac) tells Rena that if he's not back within the time limit, to call the police. Rena does just this. As a result, Keiichi narrowly avoids having several nails hammered into his hand.
3rd Sep '15 5:49:55 PM eroock
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Occasonially, it's the hero who ends up getting in over his head. In this case, the buddy/girl will get to be the {{big damn hero|es}} for once and bail him out of a thrashing by the villain's [[{{Mooks}} goons]]. Cue AnAesop about ThePowerOfFriendship when the hero [[HeroHarassesHelpers complains about them ignoring orders]].

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Occasonially, it's the hero who ends up getting in over his head. In this case, the buddy/girl will get to be the {{big damn hero|es}} for once and bail him out of a thrashing by the villain's [[{{Mooks}} goons]]. Cue AnAesop about ThePowerOfFriendship when the hero [[HeroHarassesHelpers [[ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving complains about them ignoring orders]].


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3rd Sep '15 5:45:41 PM eroock
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Not to be confused with FineYouCanJustWaitHereAlone.

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See HeroHarassesHelpers for when the hero rudely rejects the help of other characters to fight with him. Not to be confused with FineYouCanJustWaitHereAlone.
3rd Sep '15 5:41:31 PM eroock
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Occasonially, it's the hero who ends up getting in over his head. In this case, the buddy/girl will get to be the {{big damn hero|es}} for once and bail him out of a thrashing by the villain's [[{{Mooks}} goons]]. Cue AnAesop about ThePowerOfFriendship when the hero complains about them ignoring orders.

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Occasonially, it's the hero who ends up getting in over his head. In this case, the buddy/girl will get to be the {{big damn hero|es}} for once and bail him out of a thrashing by the villain's [[{{Mooks}} goons]]. Cue AnAesop about ThePowerOfFriendship when the hero [[HeroHarassesHelpers complains about them ignoring orders.
orders]].
22nd Aug '15 2:27:52 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Yoda to Padme in ''CloneWars''. To her credit, Padme does get out of the situation herself by taking out a couple of invisible mooks.

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* Yoda to Padme Padmé in ''CloneWars''. ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''. To her credit, Padme Padmé does get out of the situation herself by taking out a couple of invisible mooks.
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