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16th Jun '17 1:06:18 PM ading
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', especially the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], [[SentientCosmicForce The Force]], in addition to giving selected characters their "magical" abilities, seems to double as a convenient way to explain away plot holes or especially unbelievable plot devices.
** It's been observed that when you replace references to "the Force" in ''Star Wars'' with "[[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality the Plot]]", the dialogue actually makes ''more'' sense.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', especially the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], [[SentientCosmicForce The Force]], in addition to giving selected characters their "magical" abilities, seems to double as a convenient way to explain away plot holes or especially unbelievable plot devices.
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devices. It's been observed that when you replace references to "the Force" in ''Star Wars'' with "[[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality the Plot]]", the dialogue actually makes ''more'' sense.


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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Anything illogical a Toon does can be safely assumed to be RuleOfFunny; the concept is implicit in a lot of cartoons, but this movie is one of the few to have it as an explicit in-universe rule.
9th Jun '17 4:54:53 AM JediMasterDraco
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**** And this also offers good reason as to why Gandalf is able to defeat the Balrog, he isn't as restricted in unleashing his power against a different evil Maia.
1st Jun '17 8:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* WhiteWolf eventually took the position that everything written in the Warcraft [=RPGs=] were actually in-universe documents, and any errors was the result of bad information. Some portions of the books do look like they could've been in-universe (several books are almost entirely written by one guy); other parts, not so much.

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* WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf eventually took the position that everything written in the Warcraft [=RPGs=] were actually in-universe documents, and any errors was the result of bad information. Some portions of the books do look like they could've been in-universe (several books are almost entirely written by one guy); other parts, not so much.
31st May '17 3:28:00 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': "WTF no way Elsa has ''textile'' powers - that can't be explained by her [[AnIcePerson ice / snow / cold powers]], so that can't be?!" is [[{{Headscratchers}} a question]] that pops up time and time again about Elsa's magically transforming her coronation gown into a light blue dress (plus: in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' putting sunflower decorations on Anna's dress and creating a real sunflower that [[HairDecorations goes into Anna's hair]]; and the question of "How did Olaf get the carrot and two twigs attached to his otherwise-only-snow-created-by-Elsa-body when she can only create snow and ice?"). Let's just assume that being born AnIcePerson in this universe comes with some bonus magic powers thrown in for extra.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': "WTF no way Elsa has ''textile'' powers - that can't be explained by her [[AnIcePerson ice / snow / cold powers]], so that can't be?!" is [[{{Headscratchers}} a question]] that pops up time and time again about Elsa's magically transforming her coronation gown into a light blue dress (plus: in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' putting sunflower decorations on Anna's dress and creating a real sunflower that [[HairDecorations goes into Anna's hair]]; and the question of "How "Where did Olaf and the Snowgies get the carrot their coal eyes and two twigs attached to his otherwise-only-snow-created-by-Elsa-body their otherwise-only-snow-created-by-Elsa-bodies when she can only create snow and ice?"). Let's just assume that being born AnIcePerson in this universe comes with some bonus magic powers thrown in for extra.
28th Apr '17 2:58:30 PM Orome
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* In the ''Podcast/RiffTrax'' for the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, Voldemort being CrazyPrepared is a common explanation for why a character can't use an obvious solution to a problem.
-->'''Kevin''': Okay, so cast the water spell directly into Dumbledore's mouth.
-->'''Bill (as Dumbledore)''': Yes, uh, well, ''Voldemort'' made it so that we couldn't.
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26th Apr '17 8:01:38 PM KFrosty3
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** And once again [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/01/15/episode-108-garland-just-dont-get-it/ here]]

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** And once again The comic also refrences the term multiple times in [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/01/15/episode-108-garland-just-dont-get-it/ here]]this]] strip
31st Mar '17 2:47:56 PM nombretomado
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** In one outburst that became a MemeticMutation, BillOreilly attempted to do this when discussing tides, saying [[YouFailPhysicsForever "You can't explain that".]] This prompted NeilDeGrasseTyson to [[TemptingFate do exactly that,]][[note]]Tides are caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon[[/note]] and to explain [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5dSyT50Cs8 the God of the Gaps]] and how that attitude is both detrimental to science and detrimental to God.

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** In one outburst that became a MemeticMutation, BillOreilly Creator/BillOReilly attempted to do this when discussing tides, saying [[YouFailPhysicsForever "You can't explain that".]] This prompted NeilDeGrasseTyson to [[TemptingFate do exactly that,]][[note]]Tides are caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon[[/note]] and to explain [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5dSyT50Cs8 the God of the Gaps]] and how that attitude is both detrimental to science and detrimental to God.
21st Mar '17 9:32:10 AM WildKatGirl
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* Most modern and futuristic technology in the pirate-era world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is there because [[AWizardDidIt Vegapunk did it]].

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* Most modern and futuristic technology in the pirate-era world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is there because [[AWizardDidIt Vegapunk did it]].it.
12th Mar '17 10:40:13 AM bowserbros
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* OlderThanSteam: Parodied in ''Literature/DonQuixote''. Whether his beloved Dulcinea appears to be a garlic-chewing peasant, or our hero is transported from his inn chamber to fight a giant (who is actually a passel of wineskins hung above his bed), Don Quixote believes it is due to malevolent enchanters. In fact there is no magic occurring and Don Quixote is quite deluded when he believes such things. The book is making fun of earlier works that used this trope.

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* OlderThanSteam: Parodied in ''Literature/DonQuixote''. Whether his beloved Dulcinea appears to be a garlic-chewing peasant, or our hero is transported from his inn chamber to fight a giant (who is actually a passel of wineskins hung above his bed), Don Quixote believes it is due to malevolent enchanters. In fact there is no magic occurring and Don Quixote is quite deluded when he believes such things. This trope is also the excuse that Don Quixote's housekeeper and the priest come up with when they burn down and seal up his library in an attempt to cure him. The book is making fun of earlier works that used this trope.
6th Mar '17 9:44:12 PM joacobanfield
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* In Fanfic/TalesOfAResetMind , The Author's justification on how the Emotions survive with no internal organs.
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