History RefugeInAudacity / LiveActionTV

24th Sep '17 11:54:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', TheSpook Malvo kidnaps an assassination target from his workplace by the simple expedient of walking in and dragging him out by his necktie, trusting BystanderSyndrome to prevent anyone else in the office from stopping him or even getting a good description of his face.

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* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', TheSpook Malvo kidnaps an assassination target from his workplace by the simple expedient of walking in and dragging him out by his necktie, trusting BystanderSyndrome to prevent anyone else in the office from stopping him or even getting a good description of his face.
face. In a later scene he walks into a building from a crowded street openly carrying an automatic rifle and shoots up the place room by room. The cops watching the building don't notice until he's left, and a security camera showing him walking right past them gets them demoted.
24th Sep '17 1:31:25 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** In the same episode, Worf has been charged with investigating the Klingon Empire's recent aggressive behavior. At one point, he decides that he needs to speak with General Martok, who probably wouldn't have been inclined to meet with him. How does he decide to get Martok's attention? By [[CurbStompBattle beating the crap]] out of his son in the middle of a crowded bar [[note:]]And to be fair to Worf, Drex's behavior ''did'' warrant an asskicking[[/note]]. Worf scares Drex's buddies away with a DeathGlare and a literal growl, takes the unconscious Klingon's dagger, and calmly leaves. A livid "Martok" later storms into Worf's quarters and demands Worf return his "son's" dagger, giving Worf his opportunity to speak to the general. Keep in mind, this is Worf's idea of ''diplomacy.'' Amusingly, Worf would later be inducted into the House of Martok, which must have made for some awkward family meals.

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*** In the same episode, Worf has been charged with investigating the Klingon Empire's recent aggressive behavior. At one point, he decides that he needs to speak with General Martok, who probably wouldn't have been inclined to meet with him. How does he decide to get Martok's attention? By [[CurbStompBattle beating the crap]] out of his son in the middle of a crowded bar [[note:]]And [[note]]And to be fair to Worf, Drex's behavior ''did'' warrant an asskicking[[/note]]. Worf scares Drex's buddies away with a DeathGlare and a literal growl, takes the unconscious Klingon's dagger, and calmly leaves. A livid "Martok" later storms into Worf's quarters and demands Worf return his "son's" dagger, giving Worf his opportunity to speak to the general. Keep in mind, this is Worf's idea of ''diplomacy.'' Amusingly, Worf would later be inducted into the House of Martok, which must have made for some awkward family meals.
24th Sep '17 1:28:52 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** In the same episode, Worf has been charged with investigating the Klingon Empire's recent aggressive behavior. At one point, he decides that he needs to speak with General Martok, who probably wouldn't have been inclined to meet with him. How does he decide to get Martok's attention? By [[CurbStompBattle beating the crap]] out of his son in the middle of a crowded bar [[note:]]And to be fair to Worf, Drex's behavior ''did'' warrant an asskicking[[/note]]. Worf scares Drex's buddies away with a DeathGlare and a literal growl, takes the unconscious Klingon's dagger, and calmly leaves. A livid "Martok" later storms into Worf's quarters and demands Worf return his "son's" dagger, giving Worf his opportunity to speak to the general. Keep in mind, this is Worf's idea of ''diplomacy.'' Amusingly, Worf would later be inducted into the House of Martok, which must have made for some awkward family meals.
1st Sep '17 12:31:19 AM MarcusSLazarus
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*** They elaborated on this in the novelisation with the revelation that the Klingons' earlier attack on Garak had been based on them trying to hack his computer and get information about the station's defences; Garak fed them outdated information so that the Klingons would believe that the station was less well-defended than it was.
17th Aug '17 1:29:52 PM Tholomyes
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** Mal in "The Train Job": When Mal gets questioned about what he was doing on the train, he lies and says he was going there looking for work, saying that he heard a man in town had an opening. The questioning sheriff seems incredulous, as Mal didn't seem to know the situation on the ground. Specifically, that he didn't know the man he claimed had a job for him had killed himself several months back. Mal pauses for a second before asking "So... would his job be open?"
25th Jun '17 8:30:20 AM gb00393
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** Lyanna Mormont. As contrary as it may seem, her honesty and bluntness are actually even more effective coming from the mouth of a ten-year-old girl than they might be from an adult.
22nd Jun '17 10:21:37 AM LaTriezieme
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The premise of the TARDIS cloaking system works on the fact that most people, when presented with a large blue police box incongruously parked in the middle of a major tourist attraction or thoroughfare, will simply ignore it. When you land said blue box in the middle of the Oval Office, and then while having a small army of Secret Service agents train their guns on you, what do you do? You sit in the President's chair and start barking orders like you own the place. [[RunningGag And demand a Fez]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The premise of the TARDIS cloaking system works Doctor tends to rely on the fact that most people, when presented with a large blue police box incongruously parked in the middle of a major tourist attraction or thoroughfare, will simply ignore it. When you land However when landing said blue box in the middle of the Oval Office, and then while having a small army of Secret Service agents train their guns on you, him, what do you does he do? You sit Sits in the President's chair and start barking orders like you own he owns the place. [[RunningGag And demand demands a Fez]].



** In the Pandorica Opens, the Doctor is confronted by a fleet of countless enemies of his closing in, with no plan or method of stopping them. His solution is to walk out in front of them all and 'admit' he has no plan whatsoever, and then daring them to attack him, reminding them all of what happened last time. Ultimately subverted [[spoiler: when it turned out they were all allied together to trap him]] but the fact that the Doctor even tried this, much less that it seemingly worked, qualifies.



** The Twelfth Doctor faces a dilemma in "The Witch's Familiar": he's a prisoner in the heart of the Dalek Empire. What's his escape plan? [[spoiler:Tipping Davros out of his wheelchair offscreen, hijacking it, rolling up to the Daleks' central chamber with a stolen gun and waiting for them to let "Davros" in. He then gets surrounded by Daleks, mocks them to their faces, gets shot about twenty times--''then'' reveals Davros made his chair immune to Dalek fire. Then he starts making demands.]] ''And it works''. Oh, and this is an episode after the time he brought a tank and electric guitar to an axe fight.
** The Tenth Doctor in "Forest of the Dead":

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** The Twelfth Doctor faces a dilemma in "The Witch's Familiar": he's a prisoner in the heart of the Dalek Empire. What's his escape plan? [[spoiler:Tipping Davros out of his wheelchair offscreen, hijacking it, rolling up to the Daleks' central chamber with a stolen gun and waiting for them to let "Davros" in. He then gets surrounded by Daleks, mocks them to their faces, gets shot about twenty times--''then'' reveals Davros made his chair immune to Dalek fire. Then he starts making demands.]] ''And it works''. Oh, and this is an episode after the time he brought a tank and electric guitar to an axe fight.
** The Tenth Doctor in "Forest of
fight. [[AnachronismStew In what appeared to be the Dead":middle ages]].
** Twelve promised to stay on Earth, guaring the vault, and orders Nardole to keep him to his word. When Nardole actually tries to stop him leaving, though, he deflects the criticism by fliping between pointing out that he's the one who gave the order in the first place, and *criticizing Nardole's attempts at enforcing it*.
14th Jun '17 3:39:46 AM MattII
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*** Jack O'Niell does this so often to people he doesn't like (and often enough to people he does) than when this '''isn't''' his go-to answer you know [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness things aren't going well]].
1st May '17 2:09:21 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** Played straight in "Emissary" when Kira claimed the station was heavily armed to scare away a Cardassian attack force. It worked, and the station turned out to be armed with sensor-deceiving illusions. Later inverted in "The Way of the Warrior" when a Klingon attack force is given [[CallBack the exact same]] warning, and the commanders assume that it's an attempt to intimidate them into leaving backed by more illusions. Unfortunately, they forgot that Sisko knows enough about Klingons to know you can't bluff one with a mere threat of violence. He's not bluffing. It goes POORLY for the Klingons.

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** Played straight in "Emissary" when Kira claimed the station was heavily armed to scare away a Cardassian attack force. It worked, and the station turned out to be armed with sensor-deceiving illusions. Later inverted in "The Way of the Warrior" when a Klingon attack force is given [[CallBack the exact same]] warning, and the commanders assume that it's an attempt to intimidate them into leaving backed by more illusions. Unfortunately, they forgot that Sisko knows enough about Klingons to know you can't bluff one with a mere threat of violence. He's not bluffing. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown It goes POORLY for the Klingons.]]
1st May '17 2:06:57 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has several of these. The straightest example would be the genetically enhanced "Jack Pack" escaping from their space age looney bin and traveling halfway across the galaxy to one of the most secure outposts in the quadrant in the middle of a war, simply by donning Starfleet uniforms, making one of their own an Admiral, and having him answer any and all questions with "That's a stupid question".

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** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has several of these. The straightest example would be the genetically enhanced "Jack Pack" escaping from their space age looney bin and traveling halfway across the galaxy to one of the most secure outposts in the quadrant in the middle of a war, simply by donning Starfleet uniforms, making one of their own an Admiral, and [[BavarianFireDrill having him answer any and all questions with "That's a stupid question".question."]]
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