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[[caption-width-right:304:They have their uses]]

Tropes that cover things that distract or divert a character's attention, whether by accident or design, as well as the characters that plan or fall for them.

For examples of things that might distract you, the reader, from something you really should be doing instead, see WikiWalk and TVTropesWillRuinYourLife.
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!!Tropes:
[[index]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* CacophonyCoverUp
* CentipedesDilemma
* ChasingAButterfly
* ConvenientDecoyCat
* CrashingThroughTheHarem
* DeliciousDistraction
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu
* DistractedByTheSexy
** DistractedByMyOwnSexy
** NotDistractedByTheSexy
* DistractingDisambiguation
* EasilyDistractedReferee
* FakeOutMakeOut
* FakinMacGuffin
* GoFetch
* GoLookAtTheDistraction
* HeyCatch
* InconvenientItch
* InfractionDistraction
* KissOfDistraction
* LookBehindYou
* ParalysisByAnalysis
* ShowSomeLeg
* SmokeOut
* ThrowingTheDistraction
* WeNeedADistraction
* WildGooseChase
[[/index]]
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[-Wait, [[LookBehindYou what's that behind you]]?!-]

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