Created By: alexkalt on May 29, 2011 Last Edited By: noelle314 on October 22, 2012

I'm Hiding and I've Gotta Sneeze!

Character is hiding in closet ,e.g. They have to sneeze.

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The burglar is rading the house. Jane, who is sick with a cold, dives into her bedroom closet. The burglar is searching the room when suddenly, Jane has to sneeze! She can't resist and simply sneezes. The burglar open the closet and...yeah.

Example: Literature:
  • In Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Old Clock, she has to hide from a burglar in a closet,and exactly like above, sneezes...and is found.
Community Feedback Replies: 8
  • May 29, 2011
  • May 29, 2011
    Oh cool, I wondered if that got approved.

    I think Terry Pratchett may have subverted this trope
  • May 29, 2011
    • In The Matrix, the heroes are hiding from the Agents by climbing inside a wall. One of them accidentally kicks a cloud of dust into Cypher's face, and a tense moment arises as he tries to hold back the sneeze, ultimately failing, tipping off the cops (and therefore the Agents) as to their location. Could be considered to be Invoked as well, when it turns out that Cypher was a traitor and may have sneezed on purpose.
  • May 29, 2011
    I think this is currently covered under Sneeze Of Doom.
  • May 29, 2011
    Anti Sneeze Finger was launched by someone else without my permit, but guy knows why its wrong to do so now. Its been fixed up and are now more or less functional trope.
  • May 29, 2011
    ^I'll have to agree. Sneeze Of Doom already covers this.
  • May 30, 2011
    Inverted in El Goonish Shive. For a little while, Ellen's transformation beam went off accidentally whenever she sneezed, so she'd have to hide when she felt a sneeze coming on so nobody saw it happen, and transform back.
  • October 22, 2012
    Discarding as duplicate.