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26th Jun '16 2:46:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/SmallFavors'', a book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry does a magical version of this by suspending the device over a large map of the city and enchanting it to make it believe that the map ''is'' the city. Then he attaches a bag of catnip to it and sets Mister on it. It proves very effective.

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* In ''Literature/SmallFavors'', ''Literature/SmallFavor'', a book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry does a magical version of this by suspending the device over a large map of the city and enchanting it to make it believe that the map ''is'' the city. Then he attaches a bag of catnip to it and sets Mister on it. It proves very effective.
26th Jun '16 2:45:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the DresdenFiles' ''Small Favors'', Harry does a magical version of this by suspending the device over a large map of the city and enchanting it to make it believe that the map ''is'' the city. Then he attaches a bag of catnip to it and sets Mister on it. It proves very effective.
* In ''TheDaVinciCode'', Langdon attaches a bug to a bar of soap and throws it into the back of a garbage truck to distract the French police and buy more time in finding clues in the Louvre. Notable in that the Louvre, like most public buildings, doesn't have bar soap.

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* In the DresdenFiles' ''Small Favors'', ''Literature/SmallFavors'', a book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry does a magical version of this by suspending the device over a large map of the city and enchanting it to make it believe that the map ''is'' the city. Then he attaches a bag of catnip to it and sets Mister on it. It proves very effective.
* In ''TheDaVinciCode'', ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', Langdon attaches a bug to a bar of soap and throws it into the back of a garbage truck to distract the French police and buy more time in finding clues in the Louvre. Notable in that the Louvre, like most public buildings, doesn't have bar soap.
21st Mar '16 3:21:36 AM Viira
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Not What He Seems", Stan escape federal custody and runs to a cab. He tells the cab to drive ''away'' from the Mystery Shack as far as possible. So while the agents follow the cab, assuming Stan is inside, Stan runs back to the shack.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Not What He Seems", Stan escape escapes federal custody and runs to a cab. He tells the cab to drive as far ''away'' from the Mystery Shack as far as possible. So while the agents follow the cab, assuming Stan is inside, Stan runs back to the shack.
1st Dec '15 4:36:23 PM GlassSpires
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ran Fan pulls off a much more primitive version of this by [[spoiler: cutting off her own injured arm and tying it to a stray dog so that the Fuhrer, who is following the blood trail, is thrown off.]]

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ran Lan Fan pulls off a much more primitive version of this by [[spoiler: cutting off her own injured arm and tying it to a stray dog so that the Fuhrer, who is following the blood trail, is thrown off.]]
29th Nov '15 2:51:34 PM eroock
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* In ''Series/DayBreak'', Hopper sends [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Buchalter and Fencik]] offtrack by disposing the TrackingDevice in a garbage truck.

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* In ''Series/DayBreak'', Hopper sends [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Buchalter and Fencik]] offtrack by disposing the their TrackingDevice in a garbage truck.
29th Nov '15 2:50:59 PM eroock
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** Spock's SpiritualSuccessor, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]], naturally says the line [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with his usual embellishment]] in the episode "Data's Day", while investigating the apparent [[TeleporterAccident transporter death]] of a Vulcan ambassador. Having determined that nothing is wrong with the ''Enterprise''-D's transporters, he has Dr. Crusher analyze the [=DNA=] trace left on the pad, and compare it to the ambassador's prevous transporter trace records.

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** Spock's SpiritualSuccessor, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]], naturally says the line [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with his usual embellishment]] in the episode "Data's Day", while investigating the apparent [[TeleporterAccident transporter death]] of a Vulcan ambassador. Having determined that nothing is wrong with the ''Enterprise''-D's transporters, he has Dr. Crusher analyze the [=DNA=] trace left on the pad, and compare it to the ambassador's prevous previous transporter trace records.




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* In ''Series/DayBreak'', Hopper sends [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Buchalter and Fencik]] offtrack by disposing the TrackingDevice in a garbage truck.
21st Aug '15 9:36:01 PM nombretomado
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* A variant occurs in ''GundamUnicorn.'' [[spoiler: The titular mech's La+ Program basically acts as a tracer that details the next location the Unicorn should travel to, to in order to get the true coordinates of Laplace's Box, whenever the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide NT-D system]] is activated. As it turns out the final coordinates given by the program was that of Industrial 7, which is ''exactly'' [[WhereItAllBegan where the entire story began]].]]

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* A variant occurs in ''GundamUnicorn.''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn.'' [[spoiler: The titular mech's La+ Program basically acts as a tracer that details the next location the Unicorn should travel to, to in order to get the true coordinates of Laplace's Box, whenever the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide NT-D system]] is activated. As it turns out the final coordinates given by the program was that of Industrial 7, which is ''exactly'' [[WhereItAllBegan where the entire story began]].]]
28th Apr '15 3:14:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BurnNotice'' Michael frequently has to thwart people who are tracking him.

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* In ''BurnNotice'' ''Series/BurnNotice'' Michael frequently has to thwart people who are tracking him.
10th Mar '15 6:29:04 PM TonyG
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Not What He Seems", Stan escape federal custody and runs to a cab. He tells the cab to drive ''away'' from the Mystery Shack as far as possible. So while the agents follow the cab, assuming Stan is inside, Stan takes one of their cars and drives back to the shack.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Not What He Seems", Stan escape federal custody and runs to a cab. He tells the cab to drive ''away'' from the Mystery Shack as far as possible. So while the agents follow the cab, assuming Stan is inside, Stan takes one of their cars and drives runs back to the shack.
10th Mar '15 2:16:20 PM TonyG
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Not What He Seems", Stan escape federal custody and runs to a cab. He tells the cab to drive ''away'' from the Mystery Shack as far as possible. So while the agents follow the cab, assuming Stan is inside, Stan takes one of their cars and drives back to the shack.
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