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4th Jan '17 10:24:13 AM upupandaway42
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E6FracturedHouse "Fractured House"]], Lance Hunter needs to distract Marcus Scarlotti and his {{Mooks}} for a minute or so, to buy time for May and [[Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} Bobbi]] to get into position. So he walks straight up to them, claiming to be another mercenary working for Comicbook/{{HYDRA}}, like them, (he ''is'' a mercenary, just one loyal to Comicbook/{{SHIELD}}) and offers them beers. While Scarlotti and his team don't buy Hunter's claim for a second, he keeps them confused long enough for May and Bobbi to catch the villains off guard.
8th Dec '16 11:22:52 PM arrgh
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* In Krentz and the Hand of Shame 3, Arona leaves one scene by shouting "Diversion!" as an airplane ''walks'' by, and jumping away while the title characters are, rather understandably, distracted.
27th Nov '16 9:40:29 AM Psychopompos007
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* In the Zorro mission of ''VideoGame/PulpAdventures'', one of the objectives is to blow the SPanish garrison's supply of powder for this reason.
25th Nov '16 1:14:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* In [[NormanVonScott Norm Scott]]'s ''Violence Man'', the titular Violence Man is leading a group of thugs at gunpoint away from a restaurant they were trashing previously.

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* In [[NormanVonScott [[Creator/NormanVonScott Norm Scott]]'s ''Violence Man'', the titular Violence Man is leading a group of thugs at gunpoint away from a restaurant they were trashing previously.
24th Nov '16 3:28:17 AM Tron80
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** In''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Franchise/{{Superman}} keeps the eponymous satellite's weapon systems distracted and focused on him while Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} gets ready to attack.

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** In''Comicbook/WarWorld'', In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Franchise/{{Superman}} keeps the eponymous satellite's weapon systems distracted and focused on him while Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} gets ready to attack.
24th Nov '16 3:25:51 AM Tron80
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* ''{{Superman}}'' Villain Prankster makes a business of this trope. For money he will distract police and Superman with his pranks so his clients can do their own crimes without any problems.
* Occurs in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'':
-->'''Batman''': We need a distraction.
-->'''ComicBook/PowerGirl''': What's everyone looking at me for? How am I supposed to distract... [[MostCommonSuperpower Oh.]]

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* ''{{Superman}}'' Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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Villain Prankster makes a business of this trope. For money he will distract police and Superman with his pranks so his clients can do their own crimes without any problems.
* ** In''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Franchise/{{Superman}} keeps the eponymous satellite's weapon systems distracted and focused on him while Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} gets ready to attack.
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Occurs in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'':
-->'''Batman''': We need a distraction.
-->'''ComicBook/PowerGirl''':
distraction.\\
'''ComicBook/PowerGirl''':
What's everyone looking at me for? How am I supposed to distract... [[MostCommonSuperpower Oh.]]
10th Nov '16 5:36:19 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos,'' any problem that can't be stunned by the girls' showing some leg is inevitably Colin's part. His most successful performance? Having a "conversion experience" during a crowded Christmas service.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos,'' any problem that can't be stunned by the girls' showing some leg is inevitably Colin's part. His most successful performance? Having a "conversion experience" during a crowded Christmas service.
9th Oct '16 8:21:58 PM Averagemoe
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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie: [[http://ozyandmillie.org/2004/08/06/ozy-and-millie-1307/ This strip]] has Millie and Islode stealing a truck, and Ozy distracts the driver by telling him that his truck is being stolen.
-->'''Ozy:''' My hope for you is that eventually you'll appreciate the irony of my distraction technique.
9th Oct '16 5:41:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' video "Mission Possible", Sarah is sent to distract a security guard, an operation which Spencer titles "The Siren Call © Spencer Gilman". The guard bursts into tears - apparently, his partner just left him and took everything. Although it didn't go as planned, the distraction is still a success since the guard is now "emotionally compromised".
* In the ''KateModern'' video "Charlie's party", Gavin dances the "funky chicken" to distract Kate and Steve while Tariq searches Steve's bag.

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* In the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' video "Mission Possible", Sarah is sent to distract a security guard, an operation which Spencer titles "The Siren Call © Spencer Gilman". The guard bursts into tears - apparently, his partner just left him and took everything. Although it didn't go as planned, the distraction is still a success since the guard is now "emotionally compromised".
* In the ''KateModern'' ''WebVideo/KateModern'' video "Charlie's party", Gavin dances the "funky chicken" to distract Kate and Steve while Tariq searches Steve's bag.
1st Oct '16 4:06:25 AM foxley
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] during the mid-season finale of Series/StargateAtlantis final season. [=McKay=] and [[spoiler:Jackson]] have been captured by [[spoiler:a group of rogue Asgard who missed the extinction of the main species by hiding in the Pegasus Galaxy]]. After escaping, [=McKay=] suggests they blow up something on the far side of the base from the device they were trying to shut down to draw the guards away. [[spoiler: Jackson]] replies that [[spoiler:he]] never understood how that was a good distraction. [[spoiler: His]] first instinct would be to send more guards to the thing worth protecting.

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] during the mid-season finale of Series/StargateAtlantis ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' final season. [=McKay=] and [[spoiler:Jackson]] have been captured by [[spoiler:a group of rogue Asgard who missed the extinction of the main species by hiding in the Pegasus Galaxy]]. After escaping, [=McKay=] suggests they blow up something on the far side of the base from the device they were trying to shut down to draw the guards away. [[spoiler: Jackson]] replies that [[spoiler:he]] never understood how that was a good distraction. [[spoiler: His]] first instinct would be to send more guards to the thing worth protecting.protecting.
* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet", Agatha says they need a distraction so they can extract a suspect off the dance floor in a nightclub. DI Wilkes announces that he will do it and then proceeds to provide one. By dancing.
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