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20th Jun '17 7:28:38 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the Uldumn storyline of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', this dilemma comes up when the player and [[AdventureArchaeologist Brann Bronzebeard]] find the DoomsdayDevice left behind by the Titans. With a one-minute countdown due to Brann's sloppy approach, he decides to simply cut the color associated with the player's faction (blue if Alliance, red for Horde) and lucks out. (Unfortunately, the player can't help him here, even though he or she has done pretty much everything else in the dungeon.)
11th Jun '17 10:23:15 AM mlsmithca
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# The guy reading from the manual says something like "It says to cut the blue wire.." * snip* [[CueCardPause ".. after cutting the red one.."]]

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# The guy reading from the manual says something like "It says to cut the blue wire.." * snip* ''[snip]'' [[CueCardPause ".. after cutting the red one.."]]



* ''TheCrystalMaze'' would have a game like this [[OnceAnEpisode OnceASeries]].

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* ''TheCrystalMaze'' ''Series/TheCrystalMaze'' would have a game like this [[OnceAnEpisode OnceASeries]].once a series]].
27th May '17 3:42:26 PM nombretomado
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* The anime adaptation of ''ViewtifulJoe'' has a character who would show up randomly with this as his gimmick. He failed a lot.

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* The anime adaptation of ''ViewtifulJoe'' ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' has a character who would show up randomly with this as his gimmick. He failed a lot.
8th May '17 3:07:00 PM Antigone3
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* PlayedForLaughs in the HiddenObjectGame ''Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle''. One minigame requires you to disarm a bomb by cutting colored wires in the correct order. If you cut the wrong wire, you get a short cutscene of the island exploding, a snarky comment on the lines of "try again", and the minigame resets.

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* PlayedForLaughs in the HiddenObjectGame ''Hidden Expedition: ''VideoGame/HiddenExpedition: Devil's Triangle''. One minigame requires you to disarm a bomb by cutting colored wires in the correct order. If you cut the wrong wire, you get a short cutscene of the island exploding, a snarky comment on the lines of "try again", and the minigame resets.
11th Apr '17 1:50:33 AM Vir
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** Subverted in a later episode when Archer calls him about disarming a SelfDestruct bomb wired to his mother's safe:

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** Subverted in a later episode when Archer calls him about disarming a SelfDestruct [[SelfDestructMechanism self-destruct]] bomb wired to his mother's safe:
2nd Apr '17 11:39:23 AM nombretomado
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* Used at least three times on ''HomeAndAway'', most recently with a bomb placed under a bus that would explode if anyone got off (although the bus wasn't moving at the time). With help from an explosives expert on the bus, Hugo was able to cut the right wires, disable the timer and remove it. However, he fails to notice a second timer until about ten seconds before the bomb goes off.

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* Used at least three times on ''HomeAndAway'', ''Series/HomeAndAway'', most recently with a bomb placed under a bus that would explode if anyone got off (although the bus wasn't moving at the time). With help from an explosives expert on the bus, Hugo was able to cut the right wires, disable the timer and remove it. However, he fails to notice a second timer until about ten seconds before the bomb goes off.
28th Mar '17 6:36:08 PM Alexaxle
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* In ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'', Naomi has to defuse a final bomb [[spoiler:that's in a pillow.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'', Naomi has to defuse a final bomb [[spoiler:that's in a pillow.teddy bear.]]
22nd Mar '17 5:20:52 AM Robotech_Master
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** Subverted in the first ''Detective Conan'' live-action special, in which [[spoiler:the culprit made the bomb with all wires the same color so that it could not be disarmed. Shinichi ends up soccer-kicking it through a skylight in one of the most blatant CGI special-effects ever]].
16th Mar '17 2:55:30 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqDzOLcJAv4&list=PL2A2EDE55F5B4450E&index=1[http://reallifecomics.com/archive/031212.html strip]]

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqDzOLcJAv4&list=PL2A2EDE55F5B4450E&index=1[http://reallifecomics.[[http://reallifecomics.com/archive/031212.html strip]]
16th Mar '17 2:28:36 PM HiddenWindshield
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** Subverted in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': Film/JamesBond only has seconds to defuse a nuclear bomb in Fort Knox, and the best thing he can think of is to attempt to pull out a mass of wires and hope it does ''something''. However, just when he makes the attempt, Felix Leiter arrives with a bomb expert who brushes away Bond and simply hits the off switch for the bomb to stop its countdown. With "007" on the timer. Fun Fact: the original cut of the film actually read "003", and this is reflected when Bond explicitly says there were "three ticks" left. Only later did the producers think it would be clever to make the timer read "007", so they shot the timer reading just that... but Bond still says "three ticks" in the final cut of the film. Felix Leiter also makes reference to Bond's fate if they had been 3 seconds too late.

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** Subverted in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': Film/JamesBond only has seconds to defuse a nuclear bomb in Fort Knox, and the best thing he can think of is to attempt to pull out a mass of wires and hope it does ''something''. However, just when he makes the attempt, Felix Leiter arrives with a bomb expert who brushes away Bond and simply hits the off switch for the bomb to stop its countdown. With "007" on the timer. Fun Fact: the original cut of the film actually read "003", and this is reflected when Bond explicitly says there were "three ticks" left. Only later did the producers think it would be clever to make the timer read "007", so they shot the timer reading just that... but Bond still says "three ticks" in the final cut of the film. Felix Leiter also makes reference to Bond's fate if they had been 3 seconds too late.
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