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Basic Trope: A credit card or similarly shaped object can be used to pick locks.

  • Straight: Bob opens the locked door with just his credit card.
  • Exaggerated: Bob opens enormous automatic door by jiggling his credit card between the leafs.
  • Downplayed: Bob opens an early spring-bolt lock with a flexible strip.
  • Justified: The door is kept shut with a cabin hook.
  • Inverted: Bob closes the door to his house with a credit card.
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  • Subverted: Bob tries to open the door with his credit card, but it doesn't seem to work.
  • Double Subverted: ...until he pulls the card back and the door opens before him.
  • Parodied:
    • The card is actually a disguised sabotage tool.
    • Bob tries to open the door with lockpicks. When everything fails, he inserts his credit card between the door and the frame. The door creaks open.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob opens the door with the key.
    • Bob doesn't have a credit card to begin with.
  • Enforced: Bob is locked in a room with nothing but credit card in his possession.
  • Lampshaded: "I can't believe I just broke into someone's house with a credit card."
  • Invoked: Someone replaces the key to Bob's house with a credit card.
  • Exploited: Alice is aware of Bob's ability to pick locks with credit cards, so she electrifies the gap between the door and the frame.
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  • Defied: Bob's captor makes sure to remove his credit cards.
  • Discussed: "You cannot pick locks with credit card, Bob. This Is Reality."
  • Conversed: ???

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