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22nd Apr '18 6:56:09 AM ANTMuddle
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Along the lines of ThereWasADoor, an Action Hero proves his manliness by [[OpenSaysMe busting down or through a locked door]], or hotwiring a car so he can steal it. After he's proven his manliness in this fashion, one of his companions holds up the keys to the [[DoorTropes door]] or car in question, which prompts a remark from the Hero.

This includes examples when the hero ''fails'' with his tactic, and the companion uses the simpler way, which works. Another possibility is that the companion unlocks the door (or tries it and finds that it wasn't locked in the first place) just before the hero breaks it down. Having a KeyUnderTheDoormat is a frequent way of doing this.

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Along the lines of ThereWasADoor, an Action Hero ActionHero proves his manliness by [[OpenSaysMe busting down or through a locked door]], or hotwiring a car so he can steal it. After he's proven his manliness in this fashion, one of his companions holds up the keys to the [[DoorTropes door]] or car in question, which prompts a remark from the Hero.

This includes examples when the hero ''fails'' with his tactic, and the companion uses the simpler way, which works.works (thus being the SubvertedTrope to OpenSaysMe). Another possibility is that the companion unlocks the door (or tries it and finds that it wasn't locked in the first place) just before the hero breaks it down. Having a KeyUnderTheDoormat is a frequent way of doing this.
6th Apr '18 12:36:18 PM GuyIncog
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* Played with but ultimately averted in the first installment of the ''VideoGame/{{SWAT}}'' series. In all missions where the player is able to interview the home or building owner beforehand, they will provide the keys needed to get inside and the team will use them during the entry. However, [[DevelopersForesight if the player does not report that they have the keys to their superiors]], the SWAT team commander will initially suggest [[ShootOutTheLock using a shotgun]] to breach the door during the briefing. The player character will then automatically mention the keys, and the mission will proceed normally.
4th Mar '18 3:13:26 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Franky goes to the trouble of finding the keys to Caimie's ExplosiveLeash, only to discover Rayleigh has already removed it by detonating it and pulling it off before the explosion reaches Caimie

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Franky goes to the trouble of finding the keys to Caimie's ExplosiveLeash, only to discover Rayleigh has already removed it by detonating it and pulling it off before the explosion reaches CaimieCaimie.



** "The Day of the Doctor" special sees three incarnations of our hero shut away in the Tower of London together, trying to work out how to get through a wooden door (it's [[RockBeatsLaser too primitive to hack with a Sonic Screwdriver]]). After some discussion, they work out a way to do it, but it would require hundreds of years to do the calculations. But, since they're all from different timestreams, if the ''earliest'' Doctor inputs the calculations into the Screwdriver, the ''newest'' one will have the result stored away in his! They confirm it, congratulate themselves on their cleverness...and then Clara walks in.

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** "The Day of the Doctor" special sees three incarnations of our hero shut away in the Tower of London together, trying to work out how to get through a wooden door (it's [[RockBeatsLaser too primitive to hack with a Sonic Screwdriver]]). After some discussion, they work out a way to do it, but it would require hundreds of years to do the calculations. But, since they're all from different timestreams, if the ''earliest'' Doctor inputs the calculations into the his Screwdriver, the ''newest'' one will have the result stored away in his! They confirm it, congratulate themselves on their cleverness...and then Clara walks in.



* A RunningGag on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is Perry the Platypus smashing into Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lair, only for the doctor to bemoan the damage done to his home. At one point he specifically states he gave Perry a set of keys for exactly that reason. On a few occassions he wasn't even doing anything evil, so Perry reimburses him for the damage.

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* A RunningGag on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is Perry the Platypus smashing into Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lair, only for the doctor to bemoan the damage done to his home. At one point he specifically states he gave Perry a set of keys for exactly that reason. On a few occassions occasions he wasn't even doing anything evil, so Perry reimburses him for the damage.
6th Feb '18 10:32:56 AM ngh93
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-->'''Professor Dementor:''' Why did you have to break down the door? It ''wasn't locked''! [[NoIndoorVoice I JUST HAD IT PAINTED!!]]

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-->'''Professor Dementor:''' Why did you have to break down the door? It ''wasn't locked''! ''wasn't'' locked! [[NoIndoorVoice I JUST HAD IT PAINTED!!]]
7th Jan '18 9:56:33 AM Siempie
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** "The Day of the Doctor" special sees three incarnations of our hero shut away in the Tower of London together, trying to work out how to get through a wooden door (it's [[RockBeatsLaser too primitive to hack with a Sonic Screwdriver]]). After some discussion, they work out a way to do it, but it would require hundreds of years to do the calculations. [[spoiler:But, since they're all from different timestreams, if the ''earliest'' Doctor inputs the calculations into the Screwdriver, the ''newest'' one will have the result stored away in his! They confirm it, congratulate themselves on their cleverness...and then Clara walks in. The door wasn't actually locked.]]

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** "The Day of the Doctor" special sees three incarnations of our hero shut away in the Tower of London together, trying to work out how to get through a wooden door (it's [[RockBeatsLaser too primitive to hack with a Sonic Screwdriver]]). After some discussion, they work out a way to do it, but it would require hundreds of years to do the calculations. [[spoiler:But, But, since they're all from different timestreams, if the ''earliest'' Doctor inputs the calculations into the Screwdriver, the ''newest'' one will have the result stored away in his! They confirm it, congratulate themselves on their cleverness...and then Clara walks in. The door wasn't actually in.
-->'''Eleventh Doctor:''' ...how did you do that?\\
'''Clara:''' Wasn't
locked.]]\\
'''Eleventh Doctor:''' Right...\\
'''Clara:''' ''(dumbfounded)'' ''Three'' of you in one cell and ''none of you'' thought to try the door?!\\
'''War Doctor:''' It should have been locked!
26th Feb '17 9:50:40 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* A RunningGag on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is Perry the Platypus smashing into Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lair, only for the doctor to bemoan the damage done to his home. At one point he specifically states he gave Perry a set of keys for exactly that reason.

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* A RunningGag on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is Perry the Platypus smashing into Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lair, only for the doctor to bemoan the damage done to his home. At one point he specifically states he gave Perry a set of keys for exactly that reason. On a few occassions he wasn't even doing anything evil, so Perry reimburses him for the damage.
4th Jan '17 5:27:26 PM Eddy1215
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* Nanny from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'', although this is more a lethal combination of absent-mindedness and [[GentleGiant not knowing her own strength]].

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* Nanny from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'', although this is more a lethal combination of absent-mindedness and [[GentleGiant [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength not knowing her own strength]].
4th Jan '17 5:25:58 PM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' do this when Timmy and Cosmo want to enter Cosmo's mom's house. After Timmy broke the door using Cosmo as a Battering Ram, Cosmo states that he still has the house's keys.
-->'''Timmy:''' Yes, I knew.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' do this when Timmy and Cosmo want to enter Cosmo's mom's house. After Timmy broke the door [[UseYourHead using Cosmo Cosmo]] as a Battering Ram, BatteringRam, Cosmo states that he still has the house's keys.
-->'''Timmy:''' [[ItAmusedMe Yes, I knew.]]
17th Nov '16 7:23:21 PM ngh93
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--> Eddy: "There's a ''knob'', Ed."

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--> Eddy: '''Eddy''': "There's a ''knob'', Ed."
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