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** When John Connor, in a phone box, asks Arnie if he has a quarter for a phone. Arnie smashes open the phone's money box, picks up a quarter, and hands it to John.
** While Arnie tears apart the steering column on a station wagon to turn the ignition cylinder by hand, John wiggles a set of spare keys he found by simply checking the visor.

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** When John Connor, in a phone box, asks Arnie the T-800 if he has a quarter for a phone. Arnie The Terminator smashes open the phone's money box, picks up a quarter, and hands it to John.
** While Arnie the T-800 tears apart the steering column on a station wagon to turn the ignition cylinder by hand, John wiggles a set of spare keys he found by simply checking the visor.


* The harem game that is central to ''Manga/RenaiHaremGameShuuryouNoAgaKuruKoroni'' could be won by one of the girls successfully romancing Asunaro... or by one of the girls killing off all of the competition, so only she can be the winner. Serika points this out, then uses this to prove that the others can trust her (since if she wanted to kill them, she would have done so without telling them).

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* The harem game that is central to ''Manga/RenaiHaremGameShuuryouNoAgaKuruKoroni'' ''Manga/HaremRoyaleWhenTheGameEnds'' could be won by one of the girls successfully romancing Asunaro... or by one of the girls killing off all of the competition, so only she can be the winner. Serika points this out, then uses this to prove that the others can trust her (since if she wanted to kill them, she would have done so without telling them).


** This also applies to other walls and hedge rows as well, especially for tanks. It's common knowledge that the weakest parts of a tank's armor is the sides or rear, and the best thing for infantry to do is simply hide and wait for the tank to pass and then [[AttackItsWeakPoint shoot an RPG up the tail pipe.]] However, any competent Tank Commander will simply use his tank as a 60 -on battering ram, and burst through any obstacles in his path, [[{{Car Fu}} crushing any would-be ambushers in their path.]] Tanks fitted with dozer blades and mine plows are especially good for this, as the latter can give the semi-gratifying end to anti-tank troops by turning them into [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice human hood ornaments.]] This method saves on ammo, which is also important.

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** This also applies to other walls and hedge rows as well, especially for tanks. It's common knowledge that the weakest parts of a tank's armor is the sides or rear, and the best thing for infantry to do is simply hide and wait for the tank to pass and then [[AttackItsWeakPoint shoot an RPG up the tail pipe.]] However, any competent Tank Commander will simply use his tank as a 60 -on 60-ton battering ram, and burst through any obstacles in his path, [[{{Car Fu}} crushing any would-be ambushers in their path.]] Tanks fitted with dozer blades and mine plows are especially good for this, as the latter can give the semi-gratifying end to anti-tank troops by turning them into [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice human hood ornaments.]] This method saves on ammo, which is also important.


* Xanatos of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' attempts to do this towards the end of the ''City of Stone'' arc. In order to save the city, Xanatos and Goliath need to get a password for Demona. Demona is locked in combat with her ArchEnemy, the AntiVillain [=MacBeth=]. Goliath attempts to talk the two into stopping, and only succeeds in getting both of them to attack him. Out of patience, Xanatos tells Goliath "If they won't listen to reason, take them both both down. We'll sort it out after", and shoots at both with a laser. It doesn't work because Xanatos [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy somehow manages to miss them from about three feet away]].

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* Xanatos of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' attempts to do this towards the end of the ''City of Stone'' arc. In order to save the city, Xanatos and Goliath need to get a password for Demona. Demona is locked in combat with her ArchEnemy, the AntiVillain [=MacBeth=]. Goliath attempts to talk the two into stopping, and only succeeds in getting both of them to attack him. Out of patience, Xanatos tells Goliath "If they won't listen to reason, take them both both down. We'll sort it out after", and shoots at both with a laser. It doesn't work because Xanatos [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy somehow manages to miss them from about three feet away]].


* ''Literature/SimonArk'': In one story a magician doing an escape trick is places in a wardrobe that is chained and padlocked shut. To ensure no tampering with the padlock, a matchstick is snapped off in the keyhole and wax poured over the top. [[LockedRoomMystery When the wardrobe is opened the next day, the magician has been murdered and the lock is untampered with.]] Simon later explain the devastatingly simple method the killer used. [[spoiler:The killer cut the lock off, then replaced it after the murder with an identical looking padlock: snapping off a matchstick in it and sealing it with wax to replicate the original. With the matchstick and wax, there is no way to verify that original key actually fits the lock.]]

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* ''Literature/SimonArk'': In one story a magician doing an escape trick is places placed in a wardrobe that is chained and padlocked shut. To ensure no tampering with the padlock, a matchstick is snapped off in the keyhole and wax is poured over the top. [[LockedRoomMystery When the wardrobe is opened the next day, the magician has been murdered and the lock is untampered with.]] Simon later explain the devastatingly simple method the killer used. [[spoiler:The killer cut the lock off, then replaced it after the murder with an identical looking padlock: snapping off a matchstick in it and sealing it with wax to replicate the original. With the matchstick and wax, there is no way to verify that the original key actually fits the lock.]]

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* In ''Film/RoboCop2'', [=RoboCop=] is saddled with dozens upon dozens of directives when he's rebuilt by OCP, so many that he can't even work right. When one of the techs in the Detroit Police Department mentions that hitting him with a surge of electricity could erase the directives but kill him in the process, [=RoboCop=] pulls off the plug attached to him and heads for the precenct's fuse box and shoves his hands into it, hitting him with enough electricity to get rid of the directives.

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* In ''Series/CobraKai'', Kreese challenges his students to kick a bonsai tree off the top of a tall log. After two students fail, Hawk simply kicks the log over, sending the bonsai tree crashing to the floor. Kreese praises him for thinking outside the box.

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* In ''Webcomic/PrezleekComics'', a ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' parody comic, Prez is blocked by a cobweb in the Wilderness. Normally, you're required to cut through the web with your knife, which may take a few tries. Prez gets frustrated after failing to cut the web, whips out an axe, and ''cuts the tree supporting it instead'', [[NoFourthWall upsetting the narrator]].


--> "Honestly. I'm not sure what I missed, but it wasn't even a moving target."

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--> ---> "Honestly. I'm not sure what I missed, but it wasn't even a moving target."


* In Creator/WernerHerzog's ''Film/TheEnigmaOfKasparHauser'' (a.k.a. ''Film/EveryManForHimselfAndGodAgainstAll''), the title dolt confounds a doctor who asks him a version of the KnightsAndKnaves problem. Kaspar's response: "I would ask him if he is a tree-frog." ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* In Creator/WernerHerzog's ''Film/TheEnigmaOfKasparHauser'' (a.k.a. ''Film/EveryManForHimselfAndGodAgainstAll''), ''Film/TheEnigmaOfKasparHauser'', the title dolt confounds a doctor who asks him a version of the KnightsAndKnaves problem. Kaspar's response: "I would ask him if he is a tree-frog." ItMakesSenseInContext.


* ''Webcomic/LearningWithMangaFGO'': The heroes confront an imposter disguised as Altria. Mash puts on a Sherlock Holmes outfit an looks like she's about to deduce her identity... then decides that would take too long and they should just pull her mask off.

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* ''Webcomic/LearningWithMangaFGO'': The heroes confront an imposter disguised as Altria. Mash puts on a Sherlock Holmes outfit an and looks like she's about to deduce her identity... then decides that would take too long and they should just pull her mask off.

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* ''Webcomic/LearningWithMangaFGO'': The heroes confront an imposter disguised as Altria. Mash puts on a Sherlock Holmes outfit an looks like she's about to deduce her identity... then decides that would take too long and they should just pull her mask off.


* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' How Shizuo solves every one of his problems. Tangled and complicated schemes involving mafia and set-ups and supernatural creatures? It must be time to beat Izaya's face in again. Problem solved.

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* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'': How Shizuo solves every one of his problems. Tangled and complicated schemes involving mafia and set-ups and supernatural creatures? It must be time to beat Izaya's face in again. Problem solved.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' does this frequently, in order to make the characters actions more realistic. Emotional duelists usually use their fists first unless they're already engaged in a duel. The crazy possessed guy using card games to seal souls gets physically held down and away from his deck until he recovers. Duelists will research their opponent if the duel is pre-determined to build a deck specifically for the duel. [[spoiler: The corrupt Security just call in for backup when the people they're trying to arrest beat them in a duel, and build road blocks to stop them from escaping]].

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' does this frequently, in order to make the characters actions more realistic. Emotional duelists usually use their fists first unless they're already engaged in a duel. The crazy possessed guy using card games to seal souls gets physically held down and away from his deck until he recovers. Duelists will research their opponent if the duel is pre-determined to build a deck specifically for the duel. [[spoiler: The corrupt Security just call in for backup when the people they're trying to arrest beat them in a duel, and build road blocks to stop them from escaping]].escaping.]]



* In ''{{Anime/Naruto}}'', during the Five Kage Meeting arc, Sasuke intends to kill Danzo for revenge. Sasuke gains the upper hand in their battle at one point. Danzo then takes one of Sasuke's teammates as a HumanShield hoping to stall Sasuke for long enough [[spoiler:to activate his MindManipulation technique.]] However, without a moment of hesitation, Sasuke gets rid of the problem by [[spoiler:[[ShootTheHostage piercing his lightning-based jutsu through both his teammate and Danzo]].]]

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* In ''{{Anime/Naruto}}'', during the Five Kage Meeting arc, Sasuke intends to kill Danzo for revenge. Sasuke gains the upper hand in their battle at one point. Danzo then takes one of Sasuke's teammates as a HumanShield hoping to stall Sasuke for long enough [[spoiler:to activate his MindManipulation technique.]] technique]]. However, without a moment of hesitation, Sasuke gets rid of the problem by [[spoiler:[[ShootTheHostage piercing his lightning-based jutsu through both his teammate and Danzo]].]]Danzo]]]].



* In ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'', [[spoiler:Riku and Kyoya have initiated a massive Gunpla Battle for the fate of Sarah, who is threatening the Gunpla Battle Nexus Online game by existing, but the heroes may have a way to save her. Game Master, one of the administrators of the game, decides to solve all this by sticking to the original plan and deleting her while they're off fighting. Subverted in that Kyoya had used his Force Nest administration powers to prevent Game Master from going behind his back, cheesing off both men.]]

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* In ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'', [[spoiler:Riku and Kyoya have initiated a massive Gunpla Battle for the fate of Sarah, who is threatening the Gunpla Battle Nexus Online game by existing, but the heroes may have a way to save her. Game Master, one of the administrators of the game, decides to solve all this by sticking to the original plan and deleting her while they're off fighting. Subverted in that Kyoya had used his Force Nest administration powers to prevent Game Master from going behind his back, cheesing off both men.]]men]].



* Whenever {{Franchise/Batman}} battles ComicBook/TheRiddler, he'll often beat his riddles using either this Trope or TakeAThirdOption, essentially bypassing various {{plan}}s by winning in ways his enemy didn't expect. Notably, what usually drives Riddler crazy isn't that Batman is cheating, but rather that he (the Riddler) failed to anticipate the third option.

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* Whenever {{Franchise/Batman}} battles ComicBook/TheRiddler, he'll often beat his riddles using either this Trope or TakeAThirdOption, essentially bypassing various {{plan}}s [[ThePlan plans]] by winning in ways his enemy didn't expect. Notably, what usually drives Riddler crazy isn't that Batman is cheating, but rather that he (the Riddler) failed to anticipate the third option.



* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday:'' Superman's clone, when he was obedient to Luthor, would go into Luthor's red sunlit safe room and submit to beatings from Luthor with Krytonite gloves. When the clone turns on Luthor, Luthor retreats to the safe room, puts on the gloves and dares the Superclone to attack. The clone instead closes the door from the outside and then rips the entire room out of the building with Luthor in it. Luthor was last seen in critical condition in a hospital at the end.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday:'' Superman's clone, when he was obedient to Luthor, would go into Luthor's red sunlit safe room and submit to beatings from Luthor with Krytonite Kryptonite gloves. When the clone turns on Luthor, Luthor retreats to the safe room, puts on the gloves and dares the Superclone to attack. The clone instead closes the door from the outside and then rips the entire room out of the building with Luthor in it. Luthor was last seen in critical condition in a hospital at the end.



* ''Film/{{Patton}}''. During the invasion of Sicily an entire column of troops is being held up by a couple of stubborn donkeys on a bridge. After his subordinates try to push, pull and cajole them out of the way, Patton steps up, delivers a bullet to each of their brains and has them tossed off the bridge.

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* ''Film/{{Patton}}''. During ''Film/{{Patton}}'':
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the invasion of Sicily an entire column of troops is being held up by a couple of stubborn donkeys on a bridge. After his subordinates try to push, pull and cajole them out of the way, Patton steps up, delivers a bullet to each of their brains and has them tossed off the bridge.



** [[spoiler:Carol Marcus valiantly stands up to her father, Admiral Marcus, stating that if he wants to destroy the ''Enterprise'', he'll have to kill her too. His solution? Immediately transport her off the ''Enterprise'' to his ship.]]
* In the first ''Film/SawI'' film, two detectives manage to catch Jigsaw in his hideout. Jigsaw activates one of his traps to distract them so he can escape. The trap involves two drills closing in on some poor bastard's head, and the key needed to free him was on a janitor-sized key ring with dozens of others. After a few seconds of trial and error with the keys, one of the detectives gives up and shoots both of the drills to deactivate them.

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** [[spoiler:Carol Marcus valiantly stands up to her father, Admiral Marcus, stating that if he wants to destroy the ''Enterprise'', he'll have to kill her too. His solution? [[TakeAThirdOption Immediately transport her off the ''Enterprise'' to his ship.]]
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* In the first ''Film/SawI'' film, ''Film/SawI'', two detectives manage to catch Jigsaw in his hideout. Jigsaw activates one of his traps to distract them so he can escape. The trap involves two drills closing in on some poor bastard's head, and the key needed to free him was on a janitor-sized key ring with dozens of others. After a few seconds of trial and error with the keys, one of the detectives gives up and shoots both of the drills to deactivate them.



* In one of the tie-in books to anarchic TV comedy show ''Series/TheGoodies'', a spoof childrens' puzzle page sets the boys the problem of navigating a maze to a desirable prize at the other end. The problem is phrased as "Win the X by getting from point A to point B in the shortest route". Tim of course gets lost in the maze and whimpers. Graeme ignores the maze completely and walks right round the outside, arguing this is the quickest route from A to B. Bill purloins a JCB with an attachment for uprooting hedges and bulldozes straight through the middle. [[note]]he emerges on the other side with Tim in the JCB bucket[[/note]]

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* In one of the tie-in books to anarchic TV comedy show ''Series/TheGoodies'', a spoof childrens' puzzle page sets the boys the problem of navigating a maze to a desirable prize at the other end. The problem is phrased as "Win the X by getting from point A to point B in the shortest route". Tim of course gets lost in the maze and whimpers. Graeme ignores the maze completely and walks right round the outside, arguing this is the quickest route from A to B. Bill purloins a JCB with an attachment for uprooting hedges and bulldozes straight through the middle. [[note]]he [[note]]He emerges on the other side with Tim in the JCB bucket[[/note]]bucket.[[/note]]



* ''Literature/CodexAlera:'' ''Juris Macto'' is a legal dual where the challenger takes on the defendent or the defendent's champion for some legal or honor based reason when one doesn't have time or wants to try taking it up in the courts. It has been used at least twice in the series by the heroes to deal with complex political issues.

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* ''Literature/CodexAlera:'' ''Juris Macto'' is a legal dual where the challenger takes on the defendent defendant or the defendent's defendant's champion for some legal or honor based reason when one doesn't have time or wants to try taking it up in the courts. It has been used at least twice in the series by the heroes to deal with complex political issues.



* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' series, Tributes are trapped in an arena where they must survive by killing all the other competitors. 24 years before the start of the series, Haymitch Abernathy spent his Game trying to find the edge of the arena, as if his survival plan was to escape the arena rather than win the game.
** In the second book ''Catching Fire'', [[spoiler:this is how the rebels save the heroine and (some of) her allies -- not by helping her win the game but by getting her to destroy the force field separating the arena from the outside world]].

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* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' series, ''Literature/TheHungerGames'':
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Tributes are trapped in an arena where they must survive by killing all the other competitors. 24 years before the start of the series, Haymitch Abernathy spent his Game trying to find the edge of the arena, as if his survival plan was to escape the arena rather than win the game.
** In the second book ''Catching Fire'', ''Literature/CatchingFire'', [[spoiler:this is how the rebels save the heroine and (some of) her allies -- not by helping her win the game but by getting her to destroy the force field separating the arena from the outside world]].



* The novelization of the first ''VideoGame/{{Resident Evil|1}}'' title has a scene analogous to the "Armor Room" puzzle from the actual game. Instead of manipulating two statues to block the poison gas vents before pressing the button to unlock the crest kept under glass (as happens in the game), Jill simply uses the butt of her pistol to smash the case and grab the crest - an option that, sadly, is not available in the game itself.

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* The novelization {{novelization}} of the first ''VideoGame/{{Resident Evil|1}}'' title has a scene analogous to the "Armor Room" puzzle from the actual game. Instead of manipulating two statues to block the poison gas vents before pressing the button to unlock the crest kept under glass (as happens in the game), Jill simply uses the butt of her pistol to smash the case and grab the crest - an option that, sadly, is not available in the game itself.



* ''Literature/SimonArk'': In one story a magician doing an escape trick is places in a wardrobe that is chained and padlocked shut. To ensure no tampering with the padlock, a matchstick is snapped off in the keyhole and wax poured over the top. [[LockedRoomMystery When the wardrobe is opened the next day, the magician has been murdered and the lock is untampered with.]] Simon later explain the devastatingly simple method the killer used. [[spoiler:The killer cut the lock off, then replaced it after the murder with an identical looking padlock: snapping off a matchstick in it and sealing it with wax to replicate the original. With the matchstick and wax, there is no way to verify that original key actually fits the lock]].

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* ''Literature/SimonArk'': In one story a magician doing an escape trick is places in a wardrobe that is chained and padlocked shut. To ensure no tampering with the padlock, a matchstick is snapped off in the keyhole and wax poured over the top. [[LockedRoomMystery When the wardrobe is opened the next day, the magician has been murdered and the lock is untampered with.]] Simon later explain the devastatingly simple method the killer used. [[spoiler:The killer cut the lock off, then replaced it after the murder with an identical looking padlock: snapping off a matchstick in it and sealing it with wax to replicate the original. With the matchstick and wax, there is no way to verify that original key actually fits the lock]].lock.]]



* In ''Litearture/WolfHall'', Henry VIII has spent several years unsuccessfully trying to annul his marriage to Katharine of Aragon, and Cardinal Wolsey ends up dead for his inability to convince either Pope or cardinals to approve it. (The Pope was at that time effectively prisoner of Katharine's nephew, the Holy Roman Emperor, so there was no way he would do it.) Thomas Cromwell decides to fix the problem and advance Protestantism at the same time by cooking up some legalities that will allow Henry to declare ''himself'' head of the Church in England, thereby allowing him to annul his own marriage.

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* In ''Litearture/WolfHall'', ''Literature/WolfHall'', Henry VIII has spent several years unsuccessfully trying to annul his marriage to Katharine of Aragon, and Cardinal Wolsey ends up dead for his inability to convince either Pope or cardinals to approve it. (The Pope was at that time effectively prisoner of Katharine's nephew, the Holy Roman Emperor, so there was no way he would do it.) Thomas Cromwell decides to fix the problem and advance Protestantism at the same time by cooking up some legalities that will allow Henry to declare ''himself'' head of the Church in England, thereby allowing him to annul his own marriage.



* The {{Trope Maker|s}} and {{Trope Namer|s}} was the mythical, impossibly complex [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordian_Knot Gordian Knot]] that, the oracles predicted, could only be untied by the future king of Asia. Alexander the Great tried in vain to untie it and then, when that didn't work, simply drew his sword and sliced it in two. Other versions of the story are the exact opposite of the trope, however, with Alexander finding a clever way to untie the knot without cutting it, like where he basically removes the main object that the knot was apparently wrapped around, thus loosening its entire structure; the equivalent of leveling a building by removing its foundation. By the ancient Greek definition of Asia, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatolia he did indeed conquer all of it]].
** Alexander's unorthodox strategy was technically allowed thanks to the wording of the prophecy. The Greek word used for "untie", actually meant "loosen". As cutting the knot, or for that matter removing the object it was tied around, does indeed loosen it: [[ProphecyTwist the prophecy was technically fulfilled]]. But one must imagine facepalms all around.

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* The {{Trope Maker|s}} and {{Trope Namer|s}} was the mythical, impossibly complex [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordian_Knot Gordian Knot]] that, the oracles predicted, could only be untied by the future king of Asia. Alexander the Great tried in vain to untie it and then, when that didn't work, simply drew his sword and sliced it in two. Other versions of the story are the exact opposite of the trope, however, with Alexander finding a clever way to untie the knot without cutting it, like where he basically removes the main object that the knot was apparently wrapped around, thus loosening its entire structure; the equivalent of leveling a building by removing its foundation. By the ancient Greek definition of Asia, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatolia he did indeed conquer all of it]].
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it]]. Alexander's unorthodox strategy was technically allowed thanks to the wording of the prophecy. The Greek word used for "untie", actually meant "loosen". As cutting the knot, or for that matter removing the object it was tied around, does indeed loosen it: [[ProphecyTwist the prophecy was technically fulfilled]]. But one must imagine facepalms all around.



* Faevv in ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'' [[http://oneway.juathuur.com/1/?strip_id=111 thinks like a shadow-user.]]



* [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20090416 Hyraxx opens]] [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20090418 a door.]]
** [[ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire Buck Godot]] [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070215 thinks he safely covered his tracks when he taunts an old enemy.]] [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070227 But he overlooked one thing.]]

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* [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20150428205504/http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20090416 Hyraxx opens]] [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20090418 a door.]]
** [[ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire Buck Godot]] [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20101205005952/http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070215 thinks he safely covered his tracks when he taunts an old enemy.]] [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20101205012552/http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070227 But he overlooked one thing.]]



* [[http://xkcd.com/538/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' strip suggests a better method of dealing with heavily encrypted files

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* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'':
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** [[TeleportInterdiction Teraport Area Denial]] can be punched through by simply spending enough energy in the teraport. "Enough energy", however, is such a huge amount it's unavailable to nearly every entity in the galaxy, and the ones that have turned the galactic core into a giant power plant merely have it as a very, very costly option. [[spoiler:The long-guns (think a mass-produced [[WaveMotionGun LOTA/Credomar cannon]] do use this method to fire through TAD, but the energy expended in firing one is already huge (to the point even fairly sizeable warships can only carry enough fuel for one shot) and the hole opened is tiny, just barely big enough for the beam to pass through]].

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** [[TeleportInterdiction Teraport Area Denial]] can be punched through by simply spending enough energy in the teraport. "Enough energy", however, is such a huge amount it's unavailable to nearly every entity in the galaxy, and the ones that have turned the galactic core into a giant power plant merely have it as a very, very costly option. [[spoiler:The long-guns (think a mass-produced [[WaveMotionGun LOTA/Credomar cannon]] do use this method to fire through TAD, but the energy expended in firing one is already huge (to the point even fairly sizeable warships can only carry enough fuel for one shot) and the hole opened is tiny, just barely big enough for the beam to pass through]].through.]]



** In ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Shredder]]'' vs ''[[Franchise/{{Wolverine}} Silver Samurai]]'', it was noted in the postmortem that the fight depended on [[RocketTagGameplay who could land a lethal hit first]], [[spoiler:or that Oroku could simply chug some Mutagen, become [[SuperMode Super Shredder]], and demolish Harada via his superior strength and durability. Which is exactly what happened in the fight.]]
* The LetsPlay/MarioPartyTv group's approach to M.P.I.Q. in ''Mario Party 3'' is to mash the buzzer and choose a correct-sounding answer rather than let their fellow players out-buzz them after reading the question.

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** In ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Shredder]]'' vs ''[[Franchise/{{Wolverine}} Silver Samurai]]'', it was noted in the postmortem that the fight depended on [[RocketTagGameplay who could land a lethal hit first]], [[spoiler:or that Oroku could simply chug some Mutagen, become [[SuperMode Super Shredder]], and demolish Harada via his superior strength and durability. Which is exactly what happened in the fight.]]
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* The LetsPlay/MarioPartyTv ''LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV'' group's approach to M.P.I.Q. in ''Mario Party ''VideoGame/MarioParty 3'' is to mash the buzzer and choose a correct-sounding answer rather than let their fellow players out-buzz them after reading the question.



* ''WebVideo/{{Jreg}}'' suggests nuking the entire Middle East as a way to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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* ''WebVideo/{{Jreg}}'' suggests nuking the entire Middle East as a way to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict.UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict.



'''Buford:''' [[ToiletHumor I will in about twenty minutes.]]

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'''Buford:''' [[ToiletHumor [[ToiletHumour I will in about twenty minutes.]]


** In ''Princeps' Fury'' Isana, Tavi's aunt, is sent on a mission by the First Lord to broker a peace agreement with the Ice Men of the North, so the Aleran soldiers who guard there can be dispatched to fight a more dangerous enemy. Isana makes more headway in her communications with them than any Aleran before. However, High Lord Raucus, who has been fighting these "monsters" for over 30 years and buried countless soldiers, doesn't believe peace is possible. [[spoiler:When he tries a DecapticationStrike against the leaders of the Ice Men, Isana saves them from his feiry blast by using her water magic to control the snow (a trick no one had ever considered doing before). She then challenges him to ''juris macto'' for his cowerdice and betrayal of the First Lord's word. She uses it as a chance to break through his emotional barriers by using her water magic's empathic powers, while setting it where the Ice Men can see and using their own more powerful water magic to sense her genuine intent and resolve. Though she has to get a sword to her gut and technically loses, Raucus realizes his errors and submits to Isana while the Ice Men agree to the peace until the other enemy is vanquished]].

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** In ''Princeps' Fury'' Isana, Tavi's aunt, is sent on a mission by the First Lord to broker a peace agreement with the Ice Men of the North, so the Aleran soldiers who guard there can be dispatched to fight a more dangerous enemy. Isana makes more headway in her communications with them than any Aleran before. However, High Lord Raucus, who has been fighting these "monsters" for over 30 years and buried countless soldiers, doesn't believe peace is possible. [[spoiler:When he tries a DecapticationStrike against the leaders of the Ice Men, Isana saves them from his feiry fiery blast by using her water magic to control the snow (a trick no one had ever considered doing before). She then challenges him to ''juris macto'' for his cowerdice cowardice and betrayal of the First Lord's word. She uses it as a chance to break through his emotional barriers by using her water magic's empathic powers, while setting it where the Ice Men can see and using their own more powerful water magic to sense her genuine intent and resolve. Though she has to get a sword to her gut and technically loses, Raucus realizes his errors and submits to Isana while the Ice Men agree to the peace until the other enemy is vanquished]].

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