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18th Jan '17 7:44:26 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/{{She|1965}}'' (1965): [[{{Literature/She}} The novel]] has a complicated beginning descibing how Horace Holly gets drawn into the Vincey family quest to find a lost city in DarkestAfrica, and the months of preparation he and Leo Vincey take before setting out for Africa. The 1965 movie drops all of that and opens with Holly and Vincey, army buddies, already in Africa on unrelated business when the opportunity to search for a lost city is presented to them. As a result, it's just a convenient coincidence that Holly happens to know a lot of useful stuff about antiquity.
17th Jan '17 3:30:36 AM Malachi108
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** the movie is occasionally criticized for the film claiming its moral is about the unpredictability of nature, when it was really all [[spoiler:the programmer Nedry's]] fault. [[Literature/JurassicPark The book]] covers this by showing evidence from the park's own data that the populations were indeed out of control. [[spoiler:Nedry]] wasn't the sole cause of the collapse, but he was the final crack to the foundation.

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** the The movie is occasionally criticized for the film claiming its moral is about the unpredictability of nature, when it was really all [[spoiler:the programmer Nedry's]] fault. [[Literature/JurassicPark The book]] covers this by showing evidence from the park's own data that the populations were indeed out of control. [[spoiler:Nedry]] wasn't the sole cause of the collapse, but he was the final crack to the foundation.
17th Jan '17 3:30:36 AM Malachi108
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14th Dec '16 4:30:32 PM gb00393
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** Daenerys names her dragons in honour of her late husband and brothers: Drogon (Drogo), Rhaegal (Rhaegar), and Viserion (Viserys), but this never comes up in the show.
** In the books, Barristan catches up to Daenerys at the end of her extended stay in Qarth, after word of her presence has spread extensively along the trade routes. In the show, she's just arrived in Astapor, making it a much more ContrivedCoincidence that Barristan happens to be there, especially since Astapor is only a backwater port for slaves while the heavy traffic to and from Qarth goes by way of New Ghis.
** If Craster seems overly offended by Karl simply calling him a "bastard" in "And Now His Watch Is Ended" it's because the show does not establish it as his BerserkButton by characterizing him as the resentful BastardBastard of a Night's Watch ranger as the books do.
** In "Kissed By Fire", Jaime refuses milk of the poppy for his surgery without offering an explanation. In the books (and the DVDCommentary) it's explained that Jaime doesn't trust Qyburn not to beg forgiveness rather than permission and take his whole arm off while he's incapacitated.
** In Season 3, Robb declares Walder Frey the only lord with the reinforcements he needs despite there being no on-screen reference to the Freys being anywhere but with Robb since joining him in Season 1. By contrast, the books make the Frey withdrawal after Robb's marriage a notable event in several viewpoints.
** The show hasn't yet gotten around to explaining who actually sent the assassin in "The Kingsroad", leaving one of the major instigating events of the story unresolved.
** In the books, the Unsullied are assigned new vermin names every day, which makes Grey Worm associating the name he drew the day he was freed with freedom and luck a bit more plausible than in the show where the names are never explained as anything more than standard slave names one would normally associate with the pains of slavery.
** While Tormund is presumably settling his people in the Gift, Dolorous Edd and more importantly Ghost are inexplicably absent when Jon is attacked in "Mother's Mercy". In the books, Edd is away serving as steward of Long Barrow and Jon has locked Ghost up to keep him from attacking the skinchanger Borroq's boar.
1st Dec '16 7:39:32 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Speedforce is mentioned several times in the series but it's never really explained what it really is, leaving those who don't read the comics terribly confused.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Speedforce is mentioned several times in the series but it's never really explained what it really is, leaving those who don't read the comics terribly confused. In the comics, it's explained that the Speed Force is a sentient extra-dimensional energy field that grants people like Barry enhanced speed and reflexes while protecting them from the effects of friction and entropy; it provides a cozy HandWave for how the Flash's powers are able to twist the laws of physics so much.
31st Oct '16 8:39:42 PM TheBigBopper
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* In the manga version of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', it's shown ''very clearly'' as to why Guts doesn't like being touched [[spoiler: because he was raped as a child]] and three scenes show his severe dislike of this: first being when a general taps him on the shoulder after a battle, second when Casca is warming Guts when he fell ill after fighting Griffith, and third when he was carried by Pippin [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. In the anime adaptation, these scenes occur... but it's never explained why he doesn't like being touched because [[spoiler:the rape portion of his flashback doesn't occur in the anime.]]

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* In the manga version of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', it's shown ''very clearly'' as to why Guts doesn't like being touched [[spoiler: because he was raped as a child]] and three scenes show his severe dislike of this: first being when a general taps him on the shoulder after a battle, second when Casca is warming Guts when he fell ill after fighting Griffith, and third when he was carried by Pippin [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. In the anime adaptation, ''Anime/Berserk1997'', these scenes occur... occur, but it's never explained why he doesn't like being touched because [[spoiler:the rape portion of his flashback flashback]] doesn't occur in the anime.]]
26th Oct '16 2:30:44 PM NNinja
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* ''Anime/AceAttorney'':
** In the beginning of ''Turnabout Big Top'' Phoenix is shown wearing pink sweater with huge heart and Ryu[[labelnote:Note]] short for Ryuichi, [[DubNameChange his japaneese name]][[/labelnote]] written on it. Since Phoenix was never shown to be fond of pink or cute things it may leave the viewer wondering why would he even have such thing. [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations The third game]](which wasn't adapted) shows why: the sweater was a handmade present from his first girlfriend.
** Inverted in ''Reunion and Trunabout''. In the case Phoenix's friend, Maya, who is a spirit medium, is accused of murdering her client while being possesed by a spirit she was supposed to channel. Turns out [[spoiler: the girl she was supposed to channel, Mimi Miney was actually alive and killed the client to keep it a secret, while Maya's [[EvilAunt aunt Morgan]], whose help was nessecary to pull this off, wanted Maya framed to get the position of the master of their clan.]] This however leads to FridgeLogic: [[spoiler: While Mimi had much to lose if it was found out she was alive it wasn't as much as a sentence for murder, and if she didn't know what kind of person Morgan is, how did she know she wouldn't turn her over to the police the moment she asks her for help with murder?]] Anime version of events explains this: [[spoiler: She didn't. Mimi's plan was to bribe Morgan into faking the channeling and it was ''Morgan'' who made Mimi into accomplice by threatening to reveal the fact that Mimi was alive. Since Morgan knew that Mimi was desperate to keep it secret she could have known Mimi would comply]]
4th Oct '16 1:35:53 AM Fwahm
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* Lots of the more inexplicable events that happen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' did have explanation scenes, that were DummiedOut in the eventual game. For example, the original game had a scene where Sephiroth explains that Summoned monsters are monsters of the Ancients who have dedicated themselves to the Planet, immediately before the boss fight with the Red Dragon, which rewards the player with a Bahamut Materia (the implication being that the Dragon chose to become the Materia to help the party). The process by which Sephiroth wanted to become a God is similar to the process he describes as how to become a Summon, and similar to the process by which Aerith persists after her death in the ''Compilation'' titles... but with no explanation it comes across as just a bunch of stuff happening for no reason.

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* Lots of the more inexplicable events that happen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' did have explanation scenes, that were DummiedOut in the eventual game. For example, the original game had a scene where Sephiroth explains that Summoned monsters are monsters of the Ancients who have dedicated themselves to the Planet, immediately before the boss fight with the Red Dragon, which rewards the player with a Bahamut Materia (the implication being that the Dragon chose to become the Materia to help the party). The This process by which Sephiroth wanted to become a God is similar to the process he describes as how to become a Summon, and similar to the process by which Aerith persists after her death in the ''Compilation'' titles... but with no explanation it comes across as just a bunch of stuff happening for no reason.
20th Sep '16 12:30:00 AM Tyrathius
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*** The film also leaves out the scoring for the first Triwizard task, but leaves it in for the second. As a result, non-readers may be confused when Harry is said to be tied for first place at the beginning of the third task, as earlier he was only said to have come in second place. In the books, Harry scored higher than Cedric in the first task, but lower than him in the second, causing them to tie when the two scores were averaged. Presumably this is true in the film as well, but it's not explained.
19th Sep '16 12:23:15 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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*** Oh BTW, Catwoman now has black hair, much like her mainstream comic-book counterpart, instead of [[Film/BatmanReturns her movie counterpart]]. She explains in [[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures the tie-in comic]] that her blonde look was a dye job. She discontinued it when she discovered that the company that made the hair dye, owned by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Roland Daggett]], was unethically testing the chemicals on animals.
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