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1st Feb '16 10:44:51 AM AlejandroPM
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* Used and lampshaded in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney. The game is set in Labyrinthia, where everything that seems out of ordinary at trials the witness just pin it on "the witch did it", even though there are clear inconsistencies inside that world's use of magic rules. Being inspired in real medieval-era witch trials, that was probably the real way of thinking back then.
28th Jan '16 11:35:00 AM VVK
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Not sure what that meant but it's surely not needed information, and it's not like the strip isn't canon.
* Used in [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/080308 this]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' (out of continuity) strip parodying Harry Potter to explain why [[TimeMachine Time-Turners]] can no longer be used for a quick solution to everything.
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* Used in [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/080308 this]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' (out of continuity) strip parodying Harry Potter to explain why [[TimeMachine Time-Turners]] can no longer be used for a quick solution to everything.
24th Jan '16 9:41:22 AM nombretomado
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* All of ''StrikeWitches''' oddities can be amply explained by the presence of magic.
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* All of ''StrikeWitches''' ''Anime/StrikeWitches''' oddities can be amply explained by the presence of magic.
29th Dec '15 9:37:45 AM Anddrix
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** "ActuallyADoomBot" is often used to explain any SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom story a writer does not like. Someone even had the theory that we have NEVER seen the real Doom. It's been [[TurtlesAllTheWayDown ALL Doombots all along]]!
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** "ActuallyADoomBot" is often used to explain any SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom story a writer does not like. Someone even had the theory that we have NEVER seen the real Doom. It's been [[TurtlesAllTheWayDown ALL Doombots all along]]!
27th Dec '15 5:16:05 AM TheDreamer
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Fruits aren't unique, they reincarnate after user's death.
* Most modern and futuristic technology in the pirate-era world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is there because [[AWizardDidIt Vegapunk did it]]. The author also explicitly invoked Vegapunk when a fan asked him how the Devil Fruit Encyclopedia knew what Luffy's Devil Fruit did, even though it was written before he'd eaten it (since they are unique, it would logically only contain fruits that had already been eaten and whose effects had been reported.)
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* Most modern and futuristic technology in the pirate-era world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is there because [[AWizardDidIt Vegapunk did it]]. The author also explicitly invoked Vegapunk when a fan asked him how the Devil Fruit Encyclopedia knew what Luffy's Devil Fruit did, even though it was written before he'd eaten it (since they are unique, it would logically only contain fruits that had already been eaten and whose effects had been reported.)
16th Dec '15 7:29:36 PM eowynjedi
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* The futuristic-style world of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' works like this. The HollowWorld of Cocoon makes no sense with any physical laws--it floats in the atmosphere of a planet larger than Earth, humans live on the ''inside'' of its hollow shell, and it has a day-night cycle. But it's maintained by over a million godlike entities known as fal'Cie that serve different functions, from the "sun" to power plants, so there you go.
28th Nov '15 2:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* Due to the ''SecretInvasion'' revelation that Skrulls have been impersonating heroes, running around as extra copies of the heroes (particularly ones of [[WolverinePublicity Wolverine]]), brainwashed into thinking like the heroes, brainwashed into thinking that they are the heroes, are actually heroes who happen to also be Skrulls, and that now at least one of the Skrull impersonators has been replaced by another Skrull, the explanation that any character seen as being OutOfCharacter or [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands using their powers in ways they can't]] is really a Skrull has become pretty popular.
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* Due to the ''SecretInvasion'' ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' revelation that Skrulls have been impersonating heroes, running around as extra copies of the heroes (particularly ones of [[WolverinePublicity Wolverine]]), brainwashed into thinking like the heroes, brainwashed into thinking that they are the heroes, are actually heroes who happen to also be Skrulls, and that now at least one of the Skrull impersonators has been replaced by another Skrull, the explanation that any character seen as being OutOfCharacter or [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands using their powers in ways they can't]] is really a Skrull has become pretty popular.
27th Nov '15 6:04:37 PM nombretomado
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* The ScarletWitch apparently had the power to "subconsciously" alter reality the whole time, and that too has been used by some writers as a gloss-over explanation for continuity failures. For instance, it was implied for a little while that the whole Xorn / ComicBook/{{Magneto}} controversy might have been caused by the subconscious use of her powers before this was {{Retcon}}ned away.
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* The ScarletWitch ComicBook/ScarletWitch apparently had the power to "subconsciously" alter reality the whole time, and that too has been used by some writers as a gloss-over explanation for continuity failures. For instance, it was implied for a little while that the whole Xorn / ComicBook/{{Magneto}} controversy might have been caused by the subconscious use of her powers before this was {{Retcon}}ned away.
25th Nov '15 10:41:19 PM Doug86
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* Played for laughs in the [[{{Hentai}} pornographic manga]] ''{{Manga/Sei Sou Tsui Dan Sha}}'': [[spoiler:So how was it possible that the main character's penis could be detached from his body, and reattached to anyone else?]] Magic. [[spoiler:His mom was a witch]] this whole time. Yes, [[spoiler:he]] knew about this, but didn't think to tell anyone [[spoiler:until she mentioned it herself.]] And yes, all this is divulged in exactly one page and [[spoiler:[[AlphaBitch Mari]] [[OnlySaneWoman Itsuki]]]] is not taking it well.
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* Played for laughs in the [[{{Hentai}} pornographic manga]] ''{{Manga/Sei ''Manga/{{Sei Sou Tsui Dan Sha}}'': [[spoiler:So how was it possible that the main character's penis could be detached from his body, and reattached to anyone else?]] Magic. [[spoiler:His mom was a witch]] this whole time. Yes, [[spoiler:he]] knew about this, but didn't think to tell anyone [[spoiler:until she mentioned it herself.]] And yes, all this is divulged in exactly one page and [[spoiler:[[AlphaBitch Mari]] [[OnlySaneWoman Itsuki]]]] is not taking it well.

* [[TheDCU DC Comics]] used an in-character plot device in the ''InfiniteCrisis'' miniseries to justify various {{RetCon}}s and mistakes. "Superboy punch!" is now the standard response among fandom to questions about inconsistencies; this replaces the refrain of "{{Hypertime}}!", contributed by a previous miniseries, ''The Kingdom''.
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* [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] used an in-character plot device in the ''InfiniteCrisis'' miniseries to justify various {{RetCon}}s and mistakes. "Superboy punch!" is now the standard response among fandom to questions about inconsistencies; this replaces the refrain of "{{Hypertime}}!", contributed by a previous miniseries, ''The Kingdom''.

** "ActuallyADoomBot" is often used to explain any DoctorDoom story a writer does not like. Someone even had the theory that we have NEVER seen the real Doom. It's been [[TurtlesAllTheWayDown ALL Doombots all along]]!
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** "ActuallyADoomBot" is often used to explain any DoctorDoom SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom story a writer does not like. Someone even had the theory that we have NEVER seen the real Doom. It's been [[TurtlesAllTheWayDown ALL Doombots all along]]!

* Used by the LemonyNarrator in [[Fanfic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]] to handwave the historical issues regarding Clover the Clever and Starswirl the Bearded.
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* Used by the LemonyNarrator in [[Fanfic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]] ''Fanfic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'' to handwave the historical issues regarding Clover the Clever and Starswirl the Bearded.

* {{Invoked}} in Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}''. When one character mentions OccamsRazor while discussing the latest bit of {{Phlebotinum}}-induced weirdness, another replies, "[[TakeThat Occam was a medieval old fart.]] The simplest explanation is always 'God did it.' Or maybe, 'the old woman down the road is a witch. She did it.'"
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* * {{Invoked}} in Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}''. When one character mentions OccamsRazor while discussing the latest bit of {{Phlebotinum}}-induced weirdness, another replies, "[[TakeThat Occam was a medieval old fart.]] The simplest explanation is always 'God did it.' Or maybe, 'the old woman down the road is a witch. She did it.'"

* Spoofed by ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/sci_fi_writer_attributes?utm_source=a-section Sci-Fi Writer Attributes Everything Mysterious To 'Quantum Flux']].
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* Spoofed by ''TheOnion'': ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/sci_fi_writer_attributes?utm_source=a-section Sci-Fi Writer Attributes Everything Mysterious To 'Quantum Flux']].
7th Nov '15 10:28:12 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced by [[SmartGuy Simmons]] in ''RedVsBlue'' after trying to explain teleporters to the crew.
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* Referenced by [[SmartGuy Simmons]] in ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' after trying to explain teleporters to the crew.
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