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22nd Nov '17 7:06:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'': A footnote explaining that [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram the Kerbals]] have a team sport that bears an uncanny resemblance to the game of {{cricket}} attributes this bizarre coincidence to "[[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens hyperintelligent pan-dimensional beings]] with too much time on their hands".

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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'': A footnote explaining that [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram the Kerbals]] have a team sport that bears an uncanny resemblance to the game of {{cricket}} UsefulNotes/{{cricket}} attributes this bizarre coincidence to "[[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens hyperintelligent pan-dimensional beings]] with too much time on their hands".
8th Nov '17 4:55:46 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* In ''Series/CasteloRaTimBum'', this is the standard explaination for anything unusual that happens in the series. It is about a wizard boy, after all.
6th Nov '17 12:19:32 PM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'': A footnote explaining that [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram the Kerbals]] have a team sport that bears an uncanny resemblance to the game of {{cricket}} attributes this bizarre coincidence to "[[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens hyperintelligent pan-dimensional beings]] with too much time on their hands".
24th Oct '17 2:01:09 AM dotchan
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* In the entire ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, there are countless areas, characters, items, etc., with absolutely absurd physics that really remain unexplained to this very day, leading most -- if not all -- fans to just call this.

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* In the entire ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, there are countless areas, characters, items, etc., with absolutely absurd physics that really remain unexplained to this very day, leading most -- if not all -- fans to just call this. (The franchise also has a literal wizard/sorcerer named Kamek, Bowswer's court magician and presumably responsible for all of the physics-breaking shenanigans.)
10th Oct '17 12:49:21 AM astralmeson
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* In almost any light novel with a "standard" isekai setting, the main character will die after being hit by a truck, generally attempting to save someone else in the process. The actual mechanics by which the main character is transported to another world or reborn are generally handwaved. This is parodied early on in ''LightNovel/Konosuba''.

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* In almost any light novel with a "standard" isekai setting, the main character will die after being hit by a truck, generally attempting to save someone else in the process. The actual mechanics by which the main character is transported to another world or reborn are generally handwaved. This is parodied early on in ''LightNovel/Konosuba''.''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' .
10th Oct '17 12:48:35 AM astralmeson
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* In almost any light novel with a "standard" isekai setting, the main character will die after being hit by a truck, generally attempting to save someone else in the process. The actual mechanics by which the main character is transported to another world or reborn are generally handwaved. This is parodied early on in ''LightNovel/Konosuba''.
8th Oct '17 3:14:49 PM BillWoods
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'''Frink:''' I see, alright, yes, but in episode [=AG04=]-\\

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'''Frink:''' I see, alright, yes, but in episode [=AG04=]-\\[=AG04=]--\\



--> "The code libraries from Elysium had all sorts of modules for letting people take their own environments with them and making the rules interact - they spent a lot of time trying to entertain themselves - so I picked one of the standard tools that had a really simple interface, where I just needed to answer a few yes-or-no questions to make it happen automatically -"\\

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--> "The code libraries from Elysium had all sorts of modules for letting people take their own environments with them and making the rules interact - -- they spent a lot of time trying to entertain themselves - -- so I picked one of the standard tools that had a really simple interface, where I just needed to answer a few yes-or-no questions to make it happen automatically -"\\automatically--"\\



* ''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 "Where did Olaf and the Snowgies get their coal eyes and twigs attached to 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.

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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 "Where did Olaf and the Snowgies get their coal eyes and twigs attached to 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.



* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' - the stock response to canon discontinuity is "[[ChurchMilitant ComStar]] 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.

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' - -- the stock response to canon discontinuity is "[[ChurchMilitant ComStar]] 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.



* This is essentially the argument of the witches in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' - they don't have to explain how the murders were committed because they can just say "the culprit used magic".

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* This is essentially the argument of the witches in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' - -- they don't have to explain how the murders were committed because they can just say "the culprit used magic".



* In the later games in the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' series, Yeesha becomes able to break the rules horribly - intra-age linking, books that follow you through the link, books that send different people to different copies of the same age. You name it, she can do it. And we're never really told how, except that she's the only one who can.

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* In the later games in the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' series, Yeesha becomes able to break the rules horribly - -- intra-age linking, books that follow you through the link, books that send different people to different copies of the same age. You name it, she can do it. And we're never really told how, except that she's the only one who can.



* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, its revealed in the chronological first entry that Dracula became a vampire and started all his shenanigans because he obtained (or created?) [[PlotDevice the Crimson Stone.]] This is all fine and dandy, however while the [[WordofGod director]] covered a few unexplained aspects of the series there have been no attempts made to officially explain why human malcontent and evil revives him whenever he is offed (or why this evidently happens like clockwork every 100 years, though he is "prematurely" revived about every 15 minutes), why he is in command of the Angel of Death (The Grim Reaper [[FaceHeelTurn betrayed one vampire lord guy]] and gave his soul to Drac, evidently because he has the Crimson Stone. Nothing has ever stated why the Stone - if that's the reason at all- makes Death Drac's [[HoYay "confidant"]]), why the titular Castle of the series vanishes and reappears whenever Drac is out of his coffin, why he has apparent command over all the demons of hell and mythological creatures from every corner of the world, why he can enter what one game introduced as [[PlotDevice "The Chaos Realm"]] and exactly what this has to do with him (fan speculation is its the source of his powahs), or how exactly he went from being just a really powerful, pissed off vampire to becoming the [[TheAntiChrist "Dark Lord"]]. We are left to assume that the Crimson Stone did all of it; while crafted through alchemy it may as well be [[AWizardDidIt wizardry]].

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, its revealed in the chronological first entry that Dracula became a vampire and started all his shenanigans because he obtained (or created?) [[PlotDevice the Crimson Stone.]] This is all fine and dandy, however while the [[WordofGod director]] covered a few unexplained aspects of the series there have been no attempts made to officially explain why human malcontent and evil revives him whenever he is offed (or why this evidently happens like clockwork every 100 years, though he is "prematurely" revived about every 15 minutes), why he is in command of the Angel of Death (The Grim Reaper [[FaceHeelTurn betrayed one vampire lord guy]] and gave his soul to Drac, evidently because he has the Crimson Stone. Nothing has ever stated why the Stone - -- if that's the reason at all- all -- makes Death Drac's [[HoYay "confidant"]]), why the titular Castle of the series vanishes and reappears whenever Drac is out of his coffin, why he has apparent command over all the demons of hell and mythological creatures from every corner of the world, why he can enter what one game introduced as [[PlotDevice "The Chaos Realm"]] and exactly what this has to do with him (fan speculation is its the source of his powahs), or how exactly he went from being just a really powerful, pissed off vampire to becoming the [[TheAntiChrist "Dark Lord"]]. We are left to assume that the Crimson Stone did all of it; while crafted through alchemy it may as well be [[AWizardDidIt wizardry]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Korol}}'' has a character who IS the Wizard who did it. He isn't even given a name - he's referred to as 'The Wizard' for the entirety of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Korol}}'' has a character who IS the Wizard who did it. He isn't even given a name - -- he's referred to as 'The Wizard' for the entirety of the game.



** A pretty apt description for somebody who completely ''fucks'' with the universe for his own convenience and/or amusement- an "omnipotent jackass" as Black Mage puts it. His otherwise-inexplicable cosmic jackassery includes, but is hardly limited to: shortening days from thirty-six hours to twenty-four hours just to make people hurry faster, bending time so his dinner will be done before he has to cook it (rewriting history in the process), dropping '''the entire continent of Australia''' on Black Mage, and crafting a spell designed to make Black Mage (and only Black Mage) vomit out his own organs. If anything in the world of Final Fantasy I just doesn't make sense, Sarda is somehow responsible.

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** A pretty apt description for somebody who completely ''fucks'' with the universe for his own convenience and/or amusement- amusement -- an "omnipotent jackass" as Black Mage puts it. His otherwise-inexplicable cosmic jackassery includes, but is hardly limited to: shortening days from thirty-six hours to twenty-four hours just to make people hurry faster, bending time so his dinner will be done before he has to cook it (rewriting history in the process), dropping '''the entire continent of Australia''' on Black Mage, and crafting a spell designed to make Black Mage (and only Black Mage) vomit out his own organs. If anything in the world of Final Fantasy I just doesn't make sense, Sarda is somehow responsible.



* This was essentially the origin of the AlienSpaceBats trope in the AlternateHistory community- it was originally intended as a joke, implying that the only way certain implausible/ill-thought-out alternate timelines could happen was by some obscure outside force interfering in human history, like intervention by SufficientlyAdvancedAliens.

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* This was essentially the origin of the AlienSpaceBats trope in the AlternateHistory community- community -- it was originally intended as a joke, implying that the only way certain implausible/ill-thought-out alternate timelines could happen was by some obscure outside force interfering in human history, like intervention by SufficientlyAdvancedAliens.



* The dwarf beech, or fagus sylvatica var. tortuosa, a beech species that grows in twisted shapes, was called "witch wood", as people believed witches to be responsible for the unusual shape of the trees. According to the Wikipedia article of 06.03.2016, the shape is due to genetics, though previously there was some speculation about earth radiation or similar factors of the dwarf beech's place of origin causing the crooked growth.

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* The dwarf beech, or fagus ''fagus sylvatica var. tortuosa, tortuosa'', a beech species that grows in twisted shapes, was called "witch wood", as people believed witches to be responsible for the unusual shape of the trees. According to the Wikipedia article of 06.03.2016, the shape is due to genetics, though previously there was some speculation about earth radiation or similar factors of the dwarf beech's place of origin causing the crooked growth.
* A video on Zipcar's website starts to explain how a rented car's keyless locks work, then gives up: "it sends a signal ... to wizards."
2nd Oct '17 12:22:36 PM gcreative
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* In ''Literature/StarshipsMage'', magic is what allows humanity to reach the stars. The author has stated on the record that this trope is what originally inspired the series, because sci-fi so often [[{{HandWave}}hand waves]] so much stuff it might as well be magic.

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* In ''Literature/StarshipsMage'', magic is what allows humanity to reach the stars. The author has stated on the record that this trope is what originally inspired the series, because sci-fi so often [[{{HandWave}}hand [[{{HandWave}} hand waves]] so much stuff it might as well be magic.
2nd Oct '17 12:21:40 PM gcreative
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* In ''Literature/StarshipsMage'', magic is what allows humanity to reach the stars. The author has stated on the record that this trope is what originally inspired the series, because sci-fi so often HandWaves so much stuff it might as well be magic.

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* In ''Literature/StarshipsMage'', magic is what allows humanity to reach the stars. The author has stated on the record that this trope is what originally inspired the series, because sci-fi so often HandWaves [[{{HandWave}}hand waves]] so much stuff it might as well be magic.
2nd Oct '17 10:03:43 AM gcreative
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* In ''Literature/StarshipsMage'', magic is what allows humanity to reach the stars. The author has stated on the record that this trope is what originally inspired the series, because sci-fi so often HandWaves so much stuff it might as well be magic.
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