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21st Jul '17 7:40:08 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' allowed the player to choose one of several endings with supposedly world-changing effects. This left the developers in a sticky place when it came time for the sequel, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', so they invented a supernatural disaster, "The Warp in the West", in which all the endings to Daggerfall had happened at once.
** Oddly enough, this led to endings which contradicted one another occurring simultaneously. Mannimarco, the first Lich, both succeeded and didn't succeed in making himself a god, meaning he has a divine incarnation and a mortal (but undead) avatar at the same time. The Dragon Break (as it was also called) also makes the ending where [[spoiler: the player character is crushed to death in a meaningless happenstance]] true as well.
*** In the Shivering Isles expansion for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', one quest has the player dealing with a town full of duplicates. When asked how the duplicates came about, the quest-giving NPC only tells you AWizardDidIt.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' allowed the player to choose one of several endings with supposedly world-changing effects. This left the developers in a sticky place when it came time for the sequel, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', so they invented a supernatural disaster, "The Warp in the West", in which all the endings to Daggerfall had happened at once.
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** Oddly enough, this led to endings which contradicted one another occurring simultaneously. Mannimarco, the first Lich, both succeeded and didn't succeed in making himself a god, meaning he has a divine incarnation and a mortal (but undead) avatar at the same time. The Dragon Break (as it was also called) also makes the ending where [[spoiler: the player character is crushed to death in a meaningless happenstance]] true as well.
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In the Shivering Isles ''Shivering Isles'' expansion for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', one quest has the player dealing with a town full of duplicates. When asked how the duplicates came about, the quest-giving NPC only tells you AWizardDidIt.that a wizard caused it.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this is given as the reason for how [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] are able to function. How are they able to fly in spite of their bulk and non-aerodynamic shape? How are they able to speak despite not having lips? Magic. To be more specific, they have a natural affinity for magic which allows for this.
16th Jul '17 7:25:25 PM DivineDeath
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* The novelization for ''Film/JawsTheRevenge'' tried to justify the shark attacks on the Brody family by saying a voodoo priest put a curse on them. And thus the VoodooShark trope was born!
9th Jul '17 7:09:56 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' - the stock response to canon discontinuity is "[[ChurchMilitant ComStar]] did it."

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' - the stock response to canon discontinuity is "[[ChurchMilitant ComStar]] did it."misinformation." This is helped by the fact that sourcebooks are generally written from an in-universe perspective (aside from rules sections) and often contain [[UnreliableNarrator deliberate inaccuracies]] simply because they're things that the in-universe authors didn't know.
7th Jul '17 8:51:54 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'': In contrast to the original trilogy, which has [[MinovskyPhysics remarkably consistent fantasy-science]], anything weird or blatantly against the laws of physics as we know them is attributed to the Scourge. Among these effects are: super-intense lightning storms across most of a planet, stripping a planet's atmosphere, altering planetary orbits, inducing an ice age, hyper-accelerating organic evolution, and even physically shattering a planet into an asteroid field. All this on top of causing random gravity anomalies and ripping apart any spaceship that runs into it. Why it does one thing in one place and another in another place is never explained.
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
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