Refuge In Audacity: Web Original
- Discussed in Freeman's Mind. Freeman, worried about being arrested for killing HECU marines, decides that the more people he kills, the harder it will be to pin on him.
Freeman: "No military training, never fired a gun, acquitted for petty theft, not a member of any extremist organizations, has a PHD in theoretical physics. Yeah, that sounds like our man."
- The Black Guy Who Tips podcast: Their motto is "It's okay if it's funny." The show's signature segment is "Guess The Race", where host Rod reads an article regarding a crime, and challenges the show's chat room and the episodes special guest (if applicable) to guess which race (usually) the perpetrator is. Creative racism is encouraged: Simply calling the subject "nigger" or "cracker" is frowned on. But obscure and archaic slurs (like "Moon Cricket" for black people) are encouraged, as well as "as black.../white as..." answers.
- In Worm Skitter's success as a villain comes largely from her recklessness and ability to go on the offensive and catch enemies by surprise, enabling her and her team to succeed despite their weaker powers. One notable occasion sees her team gatecrash a soiree at the hero headquarters and disable them with their own containment foam sprays before they can react.
- Skitter/Taylor develops such a reputation for this that when she's finally caught, surrounded by elite heroes with no costume, weapons and with her powers suppressed, she realises they are still acting wary. What does she do next? She smiles. Then she calls out the heroes for their dubious actions, calls sympathetic citizens from the watching crowd to surround her and marches out of the building.
- The Nostalgia Critic tries to pull this off in his review of Ghost Dad. After pretending to be a ghost that stays in the material plane if his assistants to role play as a Newsboy and Dorthy for him, they call the Critic out when they realize that he isn't dead. Nostalgia Critic then shames them for believing him and following through on his inane orders, openly stating that he hopes their embarrassment and confusion will buy him enough time to make his escape.
- Subverted when the audacity doesn't serve as a refuge at all.
- Many of the videos from Those Aren't Muskets tend to have a ridiculous, over-the-top sense of humor. This includes Black Comedy and dirty humor. For example, in "Tech Support", the tech support's automated voice goes crazy and deploys an invisible assassin among other things.
- A lot of the dialogue in A Slap On Titan can be considered this.
- The Spoony One extols such methods as last resorts in an episode of Counter Monkey “The Bardic Knock Spell.” He recommends elaborate bluffs and performance improvisations when infiltrating or stuck in other difficult situations, particularly with Bard characters. Some favourite examples include simply knocking on the door of enemy hideouts (the aforementioned bardic knock spell,) and running into a guard barracks with his character dressed in nothing but glitter and feathers, covering his face and begging them not to look at him, as it had been a rough night.