History Headscratchers / WizardsOfWaverlyPlace

3rd Sep '16 2:21:51 PM StFan
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*** Isn't this kind of like the butterfly net thing with Fairly OddParents? Sure, they can bend space and time or whatever, but if you throw a plastic tablecloth over them, they're stuck and now they have to spend the rest of their lives doing what you say.

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*** Isn't this kind of like the butterfly net thing with Fairly OddParents? ''Fairly [=OddParents=]? Sure, they can bend space and time or whatever, but if you throw a plastic tablecloth over them, they're stuck and now they have to spend the rest of their lives doing what you say.
6th Aug '16 9:12:27 AM Keniko
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* It's all a case of bad writing. They never truly establish why the wizard competition exists or what it is. The movie shows that the test makes the rules by random, but everything in the show suggests the competition is more akin to a certification or licensing. If it's like was said before, and magic is like an power grid, too many wizards will overtax it and cause a blackout.
** The unfairness is not in that certain wizards lose their powers, but that only one member in each family does. One family could have multiple kids that would make great wizards while another could have all kids that would b terrible family wizards. Only children get the unfair right of not having the possibility of losing their powers. TJ was a more evil wizard than Stevie, he used mind control on his parents so he could do whatever he wanted, and turned his ex-girlfriend into a middle age woman, yet it seems that he is an only child so he is guaranteed to keep his powers, when any of the Russo kids would make better wizards than him.

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* ** It's all a case of bad writing. They never truly establish why the wizard competition exists or what it is. The movie shows that the test makes the rules by random, but everything in the show suggests the competition is more akin to a certification or licensing. If it's like was said before, and magic is like an power grid, too many wizards will overtax it and cause a blackout.
** *** The unfairness is not in that certain wizards lose their powers, but that only one member in each family does. One family could have multiple kids that would make great wizards while another could have all kids that would b terrible family wizards. Only children get the unfair right of not having the possibility of losing their powers. TJ was a more evil wizard than Stevie, he used mind control on his parents so he could do whatever he wanted, and turned his ex-girlfriend into a middle age woman, yet it seems that he is an only child so he is guaranteed to keep his powers, when any of the Russo kids would make better wizards than him.
6th Aug '16 9:07:22 AM Keniko
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* He may be waiting for the wizard competition; why waste time learning a trade in college when you should be in Wizard University. We know from recent episodes that Alex and Harper have also graduated, and neither of them have made any attempts to go to college. Harper may not have the money, though. It also verges on {{WMG}}, but Justin may have regained some or all of the memories from Delinquent Justin.



* He may be waiting for the wizard competition; why waste time learning a trade in college when you should be in Wizard University. We know from recent episodes that Alex and Harper have also graduated, and neither of them have made any attempts to go to college. Harper may not have the money, though. It also verges on {{WMG}}, but Justin may have regained some or all of the memories from Delinquent Justin.

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* He may be waiting for the wizard competition; why waste time learning a trade in college when you should be in Wizard University. We know from recent episodes that Alex and Harper have also graduated, and neither of them have made any attempts to go to college. Harper may not have the money, though. It also verges on {{WMG}}, but Justin may have regained some or all of the memories from Delinquent Justin.
6th Aug '16 9:02:27 AM Keniko
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** Probably Alex told the little girl that Justin wants to buy her house with 400 dollars. Anyway it was some sort of scheme pulled off by Alex to torment Justin.

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** Probably Alex Harper told the little girl that Justin wants to buy her house with 400 dollars. Anyway it was some sort of scheme pulled off by Alex to torment Justin.
6th Aug '16 8:59:48 AM Keniko
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*** Are we watching the same show? Alex ALWAYS screws up for not thinking ahead on her usage of magic, and Justin ALWAYS has to rescue her somehow (and half the time, Alex manages to screw him while he's rescuing her). And yes, I'm aware that there are exceptions to that, and that Alex had rescued him on occasions. Justin's frustation is that Alex always gets what she wants and how she wants it, without any consequence, while he CantGetAwayWithNuthin.

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*** Are we watching the same show? Alex ALWAYS screws up for not thinking ahead on her usage of magic, and Justin ALWAYS has to rescue her somehow (and half the time, Alex manages to screw him up while he's rescuing her). And yes, I'm aware that there are exceptions to that, and that Alex had rescued him on occasions. Justin's frustation is that Alex always gets what she wants and how she wants it, without any consequence, while he CantGetAwayWithNuthin.
6th Aug '16 8:58:48 AM Keniko
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*** Obviously, you had never had been beaten by the annoying combos. It's worse in this setting, it shows she doesn't have any creativity and will rely on the same stuff always. If she has to get against something that is immune to that, that's it, she's dead.

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*** Obviously, you had never had been beaten by the annoying combos. It's worse in this setting, it shows she doesn't have any creativity and will always rely on the same stuff always.stuff. If she has to get against something that is immune to that, that's it, she's dead.
6th Aug '16 8:58:20 AM Keniko
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*** That doesn't make much sense either. The way they present the "erasing" (by eliminating Max first) means that the last one that should be erased is Justin. The only reason I can believe Alex was skipped is that she became a full wizard just in time. Alex's spell made so that their parents never meet each other, but she was no immune to the side-effects, either way they had went (erased from oldest to youngest, or youngest to oldest sibling) Alex shouldn't have been the last survivor "just because."

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*** That doesn't make much sense either. The way they present the "erasing" (by eliminating Max first) means that the last one that should be erased is Justin. The only reason I can believe Alex was skipped is that she became a full wizard just in time. Alex's spell made so that their parents never meet each other, but she was no not immune to the side-effects, either way they had went (erased from oldest to youngest, or youngest to oldest sibling) Alex shouldn't have been the last survivor "just because."
27th May '16 9:57:50 PM Lullaby22
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** First of all, it's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Max]], so his priorities may not be all there. Also, the only reason the sub shop is "a shitty restaurant" seems to be that Jerry isn't very good at running it, whereas Max opens up a wizard world version in "My Two Harpers" and is highly successful until Jerry and Justin mucked it up. For all we know, Max will actually be good at this and make the sub shop successful. It's not being a full wizard, granted, but owning a successful restaurant is nothing to sneeze at.

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** First of all, it's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Max]], so his priorities may not be all there. Also, the only reason the sub shop is "a shitty restaurant" seems to be that Jerry isn't very good at running it, whereas Max opens up a wizard world version in "My Two Harpers" and is highly successful until Jerry and Justin mucked muck it up. For all we know, Max will actually be good at this and make the sub shop successful. It's not being a full wizard, granted, but owning a successful restaurant is nothing to sneeze at.
27th May '16 9:56:37 PM Lullaby22
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Getting stuck working a shitty restaurant for the rest of your life while your siblings zoom off to a magical, exciting future is a happy ending in what way? Seriously, the ending of the series was really frustrating, because why on Earth would ANYONE be satisfied with essentially being stuck as a loser for the rest of their life?

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* Getting stuck working a shitty restaurant for the rest of your life while your siblings zoom off to a magical, exciting future is a happy ending in what way? Seriously, the ending of the series was really frustrating, because why on Earth would ANYONE be satisfied with essentially being stuck as a loser for the rest of their life?life?
** First of all, it's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Max]], so his priorities may not be all there. Also, the only reason the sub shop is "a shitty restaurant" seems to be that Jerry isn't very good at running it, whereas Max opens up a wizard world version in "My Two Harpers" and is highly successful until Jerry and Justin mucked it up. For all we know, Max will actually be good at this and make the sub shop successful. It's not being a full wizard, granted, but owning a successful restaurant is nothing to sneeze at.
26th Apr '16 1:56:46 AM 4power4
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*** Because humans are not like that. Eventually, there would be an all white war, where the wizards attempt to over take the non-magic folk, or the non-magic folk attempt to overtake and use the wizards magic and magical object for their personal gain. You can find examples of this in real life. Humans are not known for holding hands and living in peace.

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*** Because humans are not like that. Eventually, there would be an all white out war, where the wizards attempt to over take the non-magic folk, or the non-magic folk attempt to overtake and use the wizards magic and magical object for their personal gain. You can find examples of this in real life. Humans are not known for holding hands and living in peace.
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