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13th Jun '16 3:40:46 PM margdean56
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He or she may have no tolerance for flights of fancy whatsoever. If the character is a parent and their child merrily announces that he or she spent the afternoon playing with fairies, they may immediately retort, "fairies don't exist!" There will, of course, be little to no explanation given for why fairies don't exist; the fact of the matter (in their minds) is that they simply don't exist and you're being foolish for even giving the concept a moment's thought. The fact that children play pretend all the time and actually have a fairly firm grasp on what's real and what isn't is lost on them - such foolish thoughts must be squelched from their heads immediately! Likewise, they have no time for fairy tales - for these stories depict things that don't (or shouldn't) exist, which makes them nothing but frivolous poppycock, never mind the symbolic nature, moral lessons, and literary value they hold.

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He or she may have no tolerance for flights of fancy whatsoever. If the character is a parent and their child merrily announces that he or she spent the afternoon playing with fairies, they may immediately retort, "fairies "Fairies don't exist!" There will, of course, be little to no explanation given for why fairies don't exist; the fact of the matter (in their minds) is that they simply don't exist and you're being foolish for even giving the concept a moment's thought. The fact that children play pretend all the time and actually have a fairly firm grasp on what's real and what isn't is lost on them - -- such foolish thoughts must be squelched from their heads immediately! Likewise, they have no time for fairy tales - -- for these stories depict things that don't (or shouldn't) exist, which makes them nothing but frivolous poppycock, never mind the symbolic nature, moral lessons, and literary value they hold.



There is sometimes a sting in the tail, though, where the Agent Scully's disbelief [[AntiMagic actually prevents supernatural powers from working]]- in real life many alleged psychics blame "negative energy" from investigators for causing their abilities to fail, for instance. Quite simply, the Agent Scully [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve does not clap, because they refuse to believe]]. This can be a powerful protective asset in a setting with dangerous supernatural elements, but should their disbelief ever falter, they can suddenly find themselves completely vulnerable.

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There is sometimes a sting in the tail, though, where the Agent Scully's disbelief [[AntiMagic actually prevents supernatural powers from working]]- in working]]--in real life many alleged psychics blame "negative energy" from investigators for causing their abilities to fail, for instance. Quite simply, the Agent Scully [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve does not clap, because they refuse to believe]]. This can be a powerful protective asset in a setting with dangerous supernatural elements, but should their disbelief ever falter, they can suddenly find themselves completely vulnerable.



** Some of the later depictions, however, have him as a complete idiot - who, for instance, remains convinced that he's not on a ghost pirate ship fighting gorilla Nazis because that yeti he saw earlier was a vampire, not a yeti, and if yetis don't exist then this must all be a vivid dream.

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** Some of the later depictions, however, have him as a complete idiot - -- who, for instance, remains convinced that he's not on a ghost pirate ship fighting gorilla Nazis because that yeti he saw earlier was a vampire, not a yeti, and if yetis don't exist then this must all be a vivid dream.



* ComicBook/TexWiller has stated he won't believe in anything he doesn't stick his finger in, and that's after meeting Indian shamans, voodoo priests and other magic users with genuine powers, werewolves a TyrannosaurusRex, and even aliens (in the ''Far West''). {{Justified}} because just as he encountered those he has also encountered a number of hoaxes (such as the giant [[NameToRunAwayFromReallyFast cannibal god]] that was actually a wooden mannequin moved by three guys inside it), and once he sees the strange phenomenon doesn't have a mundane explanation he'll accept it as magic-[[GenreSavvy and ask one of his friends with experience on magic what to do]].

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* ComicBook/TexWiller has stated he won't believe in anything he doesn't can't stick his finger in, and that's after meeting Indian shamans, voodoo priests and other magic users with genuine powers, werewolves werewolves, a TyrannosaurusRex, and even aliens (in the ''Far West''). {{Justified}} because just as he encountered those he has also encountered a number of hoaxes (such as the giant [[NameToRunAwayFromReallyFast cannibal god]] that was actually a wooden mannequin moved by three guys inside it), and once he sees the strange phenomenon doesn't have a mundane explanation he'll accept it as magic-[[GenreSavvy magic--[[GenreSavvy and ask one of his friends with experience on magic what to do]].
10th Jun '16 11:30:52 PM td1989
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** She can accept the cloak and after talking to Ollivander can accept the wand, it's really the stone she has trouble with and that's because she's terrified at the thought of living with dead people.
2nd Jun '16 2:31:12 AM gallium
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* In HauntedHouse movie ''[[Film/TheUninvited1944 The Uninvited]]'', Rick rather strongly resists the idea of the house being haunted, insisting that "this business can be scientifically explained," lamely hypothesizing that the sound of the weeping woman is caused by the radio catching a stray signal. Eventually he gives up.
25th May '16 7:37:41 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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** In "K'Z'K", when Dr. Lorna sees Gwynn turn into a demonic monster, she thinks Gwynn must be on drugs, because "[[InsaneTrollLogic Everyone knows drugs cause hallucinations, and I must be hallucinating.]]" When it's all over, she joins the news anchor Stone Johnson in blaming the sightings of zombies and demons on mass hysteria caused by the existence of MarilynManson.

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** In "K'Z'K", when Dr. Lorna sees Gwynn turn into a demonic monster, she thinks Gwynn must be on drugs, because "[[InsaneTrollLogic Everyone knows drugs cause hallucinations, and I must be hallucinating.]]" When it's all over, she joins the news anchor Stone Johnson in blaming the sightings of zombies and demons on mass hysteria caused by the existence of MarilynManson.Music/MarilynManson.
16th May '16 7:32:01 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/HoudiniAndDoyle'': Houdini, a skeptical magician, serves as the Scully to Doyle's Mulder.
6th May '16 4:44:07 PM Novaheart
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** Ironically, Hoodini, is still this ''in spite being a ghost, Takeru being a ghost, '''and possessing someone while declaring this.'''

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** Ironically, Hoodini, is still this ''in spite being a ghost, Takeru being a ghost, ghost,'' '''and possessing someone while declaring this.'''
6th May '16 4:43:04 PM Novaheart
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* Akari Tsukimura of Series/KamenRiderGhost is this at first, as opposed to [[AgentMulder Onari]]. She loosens up a bit once she studies more into the science of the Genma.
** Ironically, Hoodini, is still this ''in spite being a ghost, Takeru being a ghost, '''and possessing someone while declaring this.'''
14th Apr '16 12:37:54 PM EDP
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* At the start of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', Cornelia Hale stated she did not believe in magic or paranormal phenomena, and that was after a year of unexplained events that the previous night had culminated in [[PlayingWithFire Taranee]] redirecting a firework and stopping an explosion. By the following day she's more accepting, and it's implied she was actually in denial due [[IJustWantToBeNormal her love for normality.
* ComicBook/TexWiller has stated he won't believe in anything he doesn't stick his finger in, and that's after meeting Indian shamans, voodoo priests and other magic users with genuine powers, werewolves a TyrannosaurusRex, and even aliens (in the ''Far West''). {{Justified}} because just as he encountered those he has also encountered a number of hoaxes (such as the giant [[NameToRunAwayFromReallyFast cannibal god]] that was actually a wooden mannequin moved by three guys inside it), and once he sees the strange phenomenon doesn't have a mundane explanation he'll accept it as magic-[[GenreSavvy and ask one of his friends with experience on magic what to do]].



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2nd Mar '16 8:06:01 AM StFan
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->''"After personally witnessing [[LongList aliens, a cannibal mutant, psychic children, vengeful ghosts, mind-controlling insects, the ghost of an alien, pyrokinesis, the ghost of her father, shape-shifters, body-switching, reverse-ageing, faith-healing, a telepathic frozen human head, a radioactive leech-man, subliminal mind control, vampires, Native American sorcery, precognition, astrology, gargoyles, telekinesis, Chinese sorcery, a sea monster, a golem, past life regression, Frankensteinís Monster, a demon-possessed doll, a giant intelligent shape-shifting beetle monster, time travel, demonic possession, psychic weather control, the Grim reaper, time loops, zombies, doppelgangers, a giant human bat, voodoo, alternate dimensions, transmogrification, a kid that can command insects, another golem, a genie and an ancient piece of pottery inscribed with the words of Jesus that can raise the dead]], Scully continues to mock Mulder for believing in the paranormal"''

-->-- '''Cracked.com'''

'''The Scully''' is a sci-fi/fantasy character who insists that events can be interpreted according to mundane explanations. They never waver from this view, even though crazy things happen in episode after episode demonstrating how illogical or otherwise bizarre the universe is, prompting lectures from TheProtagonist to this effect -- if they're not busy lecturing everyone else, that is. Once convinced that something is a {{Windmill|Political}}, he or she will never step down from this belief no matter the [[NoMereWindmill evidence to the contrary]], thus becoming a WindmillCrusader himself.

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Scully continues to mock Mulder for believing in the paranormal"''

-->-- '''Cracked.com'''

'''The Scully'''
is a sci-fi/fantasy character who insists that events can be interpreted according to mundane explanations. They never waver from this view, even though crazy things happen in episode after episode demonstrating how illogical or otherwise bizarre the universe is, prompting lectures from TheProtagonist to this effect -- if they're not busy lecturing everyone else, that is. Once convinced that something is a {{Windmill|Political}}, he or she will never step down from this belief no matter the [[NoMereWindmill evidence to the contrary]], thus becoming a WindmillCrusader himself.
10th Feb '16 4:27:20 PM superboy313
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Tip: Never, EVER have an Agent Scully interact with an EldritchAbomination; as they would go insane just from trying to find a scientific explanation to how they work and not actually feeling the monster's essence.
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