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13th Sep '17 6:38:05 PM foxley
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* Several times in ''Theatre/AccidentalDeathOfAnAnarchist'', the Maniac distracts the other characters by pretending to lose his (non-existent) GlassEye and getting them to look for it.
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24th Jul '17 9:03:42 AM Kirayoshi
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]" lampshades the trope:
--->'''Jack''': They got Algie on duty. Must be important.\\
'''Rose''': Are the words "Distract the guards" heading in my general direction?
15th Jul '17 4:12:53 PM nombretomado
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* Late in WorldWarII, American and Filipino forces launched a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Cabanatuan raid at Cabanatuan]] to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue 500 POWs]] being held by the Japanese. Part of their approach required them to cross a field that would leave them exposed, so a twin-engined USAAF [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-61_Black_Widow P-61 Black Widow]] buzzed the camp to draw the guards' attention. The pilot first shut off and restarted one of his engines, causing it to backfire while he lost altitude, giving the impression that the guards were about to witness a plane crash. After repeating this a few times, he decided to [[RefugeInAudacity just do some aerobatics over the camp]], [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy captivating the guards' attention]] until their still unnoticed attackers had gotten into position.

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* Late in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, American and Filipino forces launched a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Cabanatuan raid at Cabanatuan]] to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue 500 POWs]] being held by the Japanese. Part of their approach required them to cross a field that would leave them exposed, so a twin-engined USAAF [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-61_Black_Widow P-61 Black Widow]] buzzed the camp to draw the guards' attention. The pilot first shut off and restarted one of his engines, causing it to backfire while he lost altitude, giving the impression that the guards were about to witness a plane crash. After repeating this a few times, he decided to [[RefugeInAudacity just do some aerobatics over the camp]], [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy captivating the guards' attention]] until their still unnoticed attackers had gotten into position.
17th Jun '17 12:45:26 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In one episode where Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat are surrounded by [[RobotMaster Olaf]]'s MechaMooks, Stumpy mentions how in movies people create distractions to escape from situations like this. [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Cat]] uses a golf club to send [[ButtMonkey Stumpy]] flying into the distance, and all the MechaMooks follow him away.
13th May '17 4:50:43 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** In a later episode, they use [[HollywoodNerd Hardison]]'s violin skills to distract everybody... unfortunately that includes themselves and they aren't finished with the heist by the time he is done with his solo.
16th Apr '17 3:07:58 PM nombretomado
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* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf's Honour'', Ragnar is stunned when [[spoiler:Bulveye]] says he must be the distraction and so Ragnar and the other younger Space Wolves will have the honor of facing down Madox and [[spoiler:retrieving the Spear of Russ]]; he had assumed that the older Space Wolves would [[GloryHound claim the privilege]].

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* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf's Honour'', Ragnar is stunned when [[spoiler:Bulveye]] says he must be the distraction and so Ragnar and the other younger Space Wolves will have the honor of facing down Madox and [[spoiler:retrieving the Spear of Russ]]; he had assumed that the older Space Wolves would [[GloryHound claim the privilege]].
8th Mar '17 12:13:45 PM nombretomado
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* Damian Wolfe in ''MegaManStarForce 3'' volunteers for this role without any outside input when Jack Corvus attacks Echo Ridge Elementary, even calling out to Geo and his band over the intercom to get their asses to the roof while he acts as a decoy. Pretty badass considering [A] he doesn't have too much combat experience, [B] he's the [[AlmightyJanitor gardener]] and thus doesn't get into hot water that often, and [C] he's [[ElementalRockPaperScissors vulnerable to fire]], which comprises much of Jack's arsenal.

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* Damian Wolfe in ''MegaManStarForce ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce 3'' volunteers for this role without any outside input when Jack Corvus attacks Echo Ridge Elementary, even calling out to Geo and his band over the intercom to get their asses to the roof while he acts as a decoy. Pretty badass considering [A] he doesn't have too much combat experience, [B] he's the [[AlmightyJanitor gardener]] and thus doesn't get into hot water that often, and [C] he's [[ElementalRockPaperScissors vulnerable to fire]], which comprises much of Jack's arsenal.
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.
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