* Subverted in [[http://wulffmorgenthaler.com/2010/08/15/ this]] ''{{Wulffmorgenthaler}}'' strip, when a [[CivilizedAnimal gazelle caught bluffing at poker]] warns the other players about an incoming lion.
* The first storyline of ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'' had Maxim pull this from time to time. However, he took it to the next level by substituting an "escape dummy" (a giant stuffed doll of himself on a scarecrow frame) before running off.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', characters distract each other with some variant of "Hey, is that a demonic duck of some sort?" It always is. (except for once there was a picket sign instead, stating that the demonic duck was [[WeirdTradeUnion on strike]]. This caused the distraction to fail.) Occasionally he [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2002-04-22 complains about feeling used]].
-->'''Demonic Duck:''' [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2002-09-06 Everywhere I go I get used as some sort of distraction]].
* From ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', we have this instance: [[ActionSurvivor Von Zinzer]]: [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100118 "Uh... hey, check it out."]] - though in this case not only does the target look, but there's actually something to see.
* In ''Webcomic/TheHeroesOfMiddlecenter:'' "Look, a distracting thing!"
* Played with throughout ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', usually accompanied with the phrase "yoink." Parodied [[http://bobandgeorge.com/Archive/index.php?date=021208 here]].
** ''Bob and George'' also loves double-subverting this. Someone would try it. The other person wouldn't fall for it, but the first character would run off anyway.
** The image on the main page comes from when Proto Man pulled this one on Mynd. Before turning around, Mynd explained, "[[GenreSavvy I know this is probably a trick]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy but I can't take the chance that it's not]]."
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000621c Starting from very early in the strip.]] [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000703c In the same sequence, again.]]
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000824c A subtle version: Megaman asks about the bombs, which causes Bomb Man to look away to explain about the pile.]]
* In [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?comic=2004-07-14 this]] ''{{Nodwick}}'' strip, Nodwick, Yeagar, and Artax have lured a giant demon towards a lake full of holy water that they are standing in front of. Artax yells this warning to him, and the guy says, "Sorry magic boy, you're going to have to come up with something slightly more original. Telling me my shoelace is untied won't work either." Unfortunately for him, Artax isn't bluffing; Piffany, who is piloting an angel-shaped HumongousMecha, does a cannonball into the lake, dousing him and melting him into sludge.
* [[http://venusenvy.comicgenesis.com/d/20050316.html A strip]] in ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' uses a literal variant on this that actually works: "Gah! Lookout! A distraction!"
** That's actually a running gag in Venus envy. It showed up in other webcomics too.
* Used in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20050912 this]] ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' comic.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff300/fv00228.htm "Helix! Look! It's an obvious distraction!"]] "Where?! ... I don't see any obvious distraction."
** Later, with other robots: [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fv01279.htm "Look! It's Bill Gates!"]]
* ''[[http://www.san.pengguo.com San Three Kingdoms Comic]],'' a ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' webcomic, has a RunningGag of avoiding discussions by pointing behind and yelling ''"LOOK! BAOZI FAIRY!!"'' then the pointer escape as people try to look for it. It's currently an unused gag, it either fails or must use a variation to pull it off. (Using "Baozi" on Zhang Fei won't work. Use 'Wine', however...)
* A "bait" variant [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2008/10/28/guest-halloween-special-11/ here]]:
-->'''Lucca:''' Could I please be allowed to distract you for just a moment?
** ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' has also used the "three-headed monkey" line a couple of times as a ShoutOut to the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' games.
*** Legendary Frog used it in his Resident Evil flash cartoon, only Brad doesn't even wait to see if they look, he just runs like hell.
** And let us not forget how [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Zeromus]] (the representation of Alex's hatred) was tricked into turning around ''three times''. Naturally, the moment he finally catches on and refuses to look, the thing Bob and Alex are talking about (a naked Alanis Morisette, the representation of Alex's cynicism) actually is behind him.
* However, in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=114 this]] ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' strip, it fails.
* Occurs once in ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'' in [[http://www.pholph.com/index_a.php?Strip=1079 this strip]]
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/123 this]] ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' comic.
-->'''[[OmnicidalManiac Richard]]''': Good evening. This is a diversion. [[KillItWithFire * fwoosh!* ]]
* In ''Tale of the Cave'': [[http://taleotc.com/126 "HEY LOOK, A DISTRACTION!"]]
* There's a DoubleSubversion in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comics/irreg2167.png this]] ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit'' does this...it works because [[CloudCuckoolander Eddie]] [[http://eecomics.net/?strip_id=891 collects distractions.]]
* [[TheRedMage Red Mage]] tries it against [[RealityWarper Sarda]] in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', with [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/06/13/episode-1140-where-the-sun-dont-shine/ amusing results]].
-->'''Red Mage:''' It's not a plan anyone will like.\\
'''Black Mage:''' Nothing you have said or done has ever been anything anyone has ever liked.\\
'''Red Mage:''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck You'll like this less]]. But first, uh, Sarda! What is that behind you!\\
'''Sarda:''' [[TheOmniscient Surely you must be kidding]].\\
'''Red Mage:''' ''No! It's right behind you and oh man you better look right now or--ooh!''\\
'''Black Mage:''' This is your idea of a plan.\\
'''Sarda:''' I'm going to turn around and, oh look, there's nothing there. What a "surprise" that is, oh gosh. And then...\\
''(Sarda turns around, but everyone is gone)''\\
'''Sarda:''' I knew that would happen, but I'm mad about it anyway.
* Brooke Lynn in ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' found [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/that_does_not_make_sense a distraction for a succubus]] effortlessly. Talk about snake wisdom...
* In ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', as Nick and Fooker break into Trent's house for the evidence that he's behind the safe droppings, he finds them and aims a shotgun at them with one hand while holding the evidence with another. They distract him by telling him Steve Forbes is behind him before taking the evidence and escaping.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''WebComic/{{xkcd}}'', [[http://xkcd.com/542/ where this is used to prevent the mark from looking.]]
* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'': "It's the Kukla!"
* In ''WebComic/MenInHats'', Aram [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20040123.html loves distracting people]] [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20040920.html this way]].
* Joel in ''Webcomic/{{Weregeek}}'' distracts [[CosplayOtakuGirl Abbie]] by "[[http://www.weregeek.com/2012/01/30/ A girl with a Nyan Cat hairband]]".
* ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'': [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/08/13 Kaitlyn, watch out!]] ...
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0626.html "Good to the Last Drip"]], Vaarsuvius is so busy attempting to Disintegrate Qarr that only the small imp notices an ancient black dragon with a personal vendetta approaching from behind.
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1008.html strip #1008]], Wrecan manages to distract vampire Durkon from delivering a killing blow to Roy. He can't do more to help, as he's bound by the rules of the Godsmoot.
--->'''Wrecan:''' SNEAK ATTACK FROM BEHIND -- is a thing I absolutely cannot do, because it would be against the rules.