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4th Dec '16 12:36:44 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ComicBook/TexWiller has stated he won't believe in anything he can'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|Trope}} because just as he encountered those he has also encountered a number of hoaxes (such as the giant [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast 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 can'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|Trope}} because just as he encountered those he has also encountered a number of hoaxes (such as the giant [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast 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 magic--and ask one of his friends with experience on magic what to do]].do.
2nd Nov '16 12:18:14 PM lleisllonson
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* Many of the academic heroes in the works of ''H.P. Lovecraft'', such as Albert Wilmarth or Robert Olmstead, could be said to be {{Ur-Example}}s. They start their journeys as utmost skeptics before being faced with unexplainable phenomena, often being driven mad in their encounters with an ''Eldritch Abomination.''

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* Many of the academic heroes in the works of ''H.H.P. Lovecraft'', Lovecraft, such as Albert Wilmarth or Robert Olmstead, could be said to be {{Ur-Example}}s. Ur-Examples. They start their journeys as utmost skeptics before being faced with unexplainable phenomena, often being driven mad in their encounters with an ''Eldritch Eldritch Abomination.''
2nd Nov '16 12:16:25 PM lleisllonson
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* Many of the academic heroes in the works of {{H.P. Lovecraft}}, such as Albert Wilmarth or Robert Olmstead, could be said to be {{Ur-Examples}}. They start their journeys as utmost skeptics before being faced with unexplainable phenomena, often being driven mad from their encounters with an {{Eldritch Abomination.}}

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* Many of the academic heroes in the works of {{H.''H.P. Lovecraft}}, Lovecraft'', such as Albert Wilmarth or Robert Olmstead, could be said to be {{Ur-Examples}}. {{Ur-Example}}s. They start their journeys as utmost skeptics before being faced with unexplainable phenomena, often being driven mad from in their encounters with an {{Eldritch ''Eldritch Abomination.}}''
2nd Nov '16 12:15:10 PM lleisllonson
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* Many of the academic heroes in the works of ''H.P. Lovecraft'', such as Albert Wilmarth or Robert Olmstead, could be said to be ''Ur-Examples''. They start their journeys as utmost skeptics before being faced with unexplainable phenomena, often being driven mad from their encounters with an ''Eldritch Abomination.''

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* Many of the academic heroes in the works of ''H.{{H.P. Lovecraft'', Lovecraft}}, such as Albert Wilmarth or Robert Olmstead, could be said to be ''Ur-Examples''. {{Ur-Examples}}. They start their journeys as utmost skeptics before being faced with unexplainable phenomena, often being driven mad from their encounters with an ''Eldritch {{Eldritch Abomination.''}}
2nd Nov '16 12:13:44 PM lleisllonson
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*Many of the academic heroes in the works of ''H.P. Lovecraft'', such as Albert Wilmarth or Robert Olmstead, could be said to be ''Ur-Examples''. They start their journeys as utmost skeptics before being faced with unexplainable phenomena, often being driven mad from their encounters with an ''Eldritch Abomination.''


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1st Nov '16 4:44:54 PM maxwellsilver
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* When he declares AGodAmI and is smitten with the Ten Plagues, Peter from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' starts giving logical explanations for the first few plagues, namely Chris going through puberty (Boils) and Brian having fleas (Locusts) from not bathing. He gives up when Meg reveals the water in Stewie's bath turned to blood, followed by frogs appearing Peter's shirt.

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* When he declares AGodAmI and is smitten with the Ten Plagues, Peter from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' starts giving logical explanations for the first few plagues, namely the power going out (Darkness) because of a power surge, Chris having acne (Boils) because he's going through puberty (Boils) and Brian having fleas (Locusts) from not bathing. He gives up when Meg reveals the water in Stewie's bath turned to blood, followed by frogs appearing Peter's shirt.
1st Nov '16 4:42:23 PM maxwellsilver
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** Dr. Silberman in ''Film/TheTerminator'', who dismisses Reese as a schizophrenic making up claims of travelling through time to stop a war with robots. Even more so in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', that is, until he sees the T-1000 walk ''through'' a barred door. And again in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', having apparently allowed OTHER equally-skeptical psychologists to "cure" him of his own "delusion."
** The police in ''The Terminator'' explain the T-800's feats as wearing a BulletproofVest to survive being shot with buckshot and punching a windshield without (visibly) being hurt as being on PCP.

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** Dr. Silberman in ''Film/TheTerminator'', who dismisses Kyle Reese as a schizophrenic making up claims of travelling through time to stop a war with robots. Even more so in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', that is, until he sees the T-1000 walk ''through'' a barred door. And again in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', having apparently allowed OTHER equally-skeptical psychologists to "cure" him of his own "delusion."
** The police in ''The Terminator'' explain the T-800's feats as wearing a BulletproofVest to survive being shot with buckshot and punching a windshield without (visibly) being hurt as being on PCP. A DeletedScene has one of the detectives investigating the Sarah Connor murders surviving just long enough to tell Kyle he was right and give him a gun.



* Jack Slater in ''Film/LastActionHero'' insists ThisIsReality, not an action movie. When Danny points out every phone number starts with FiveFiveFive, Slater points out they use area codes. Danny points out most of the women are blonde bombshells, Slater points out "This is California".

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* Jack Slater in ''Film/LastActionHero'' insists ThisIsReality, not an action movie. When Danny points out every phone number starts with FiveFiveFive, Slater points out they use area codes. Danny points out most of the women are blonde bombshells, Slater points out "This is California". It takes being taken out of his world and into reality to convince him.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson, full stop. Her skepticism for matters is such that, every time Springfield encounters something that they suggest might be of supernatural origin, she is ''so'' desperate to find a logical explanation that she makes suggestions that actually make even less sense, even if they could theoretically happen. (Example, in the appropriately named "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E8LisaTheSkeptic Lisa the Skeptic]]", the idea of a fossilized angel skeleton may be absurd, but her suggestion that it was the skeleton of a Neanderthal who had been bitten on the arms by two sharks only proved she had no idea what it was, and only wanted to convince everyone it wasn't an angel, especially since the skeleton's arms were clearly folded across its chest, and the "wings" were on its back, not the arms, debunking her "theory". Of course, as it turned out, [[spoiler:it was actually part of an advertising campaign for the new mini-mall, meaning, perhaps, that she [[YouWereTryingTooHard was just trying too hard]]]].) In the episode where they go to Africa, Lisa briefly becomes this with a bit of Fourth Wall lampshading. "What did you just see, Lisa? What did you just see?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson, full stop. Her skepticism for matters is such that, every time Springfield encounters something that they suggest might be of supernatural origin, she is ''so'' desperate to find a logical explanation that she makes suggestions that actually make even less sense, even if they could theoretically happen. (Example, in the appropriately named "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E8LisaTheSkeptic Lisa the Skeptic]]", the idea of a fossilized angel skeleton may be absurd, but her suggestion that it was the skeleton of a Neanderthal who had been bitten on the arms by two sharks only proved she had no idea what it was, and only wanted to convince everyone it wasn't an angel, especially since the skeleton's arms were clearly folded across its chest, and the "wings" were on its back, not the arms, debunking her "theory". Of course, as it turned out, [[spoiler:it was actually part of an advertising campaign for the new mini-mall, meaning, perhaps, that she [[YouWereTryingTooHard was just trying too hard]]]].) In the episode where they go to Africa, Africa and witness a giraffe living in a borough and a rhino hatching from an egg, Lisa briefly becomes this with a bit of Fourth Wall lampshading. "What did you just see, Lisa? What did you just see?"


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* When he declares AGodAmI and is smitten with the Ten Plagues, Peter from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' starts giving logical explanations for the first few plagues, namely Chris going through puberty (Boils) and Brian having fleas (Locusts) from not bathing. He gives up when Meg reveals the water in Stewie's bath turned to blood, followed by frogs appearing Peter's shirt.
1st Nov '16 1:04:32 PM maxwellsilver
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* Dr. Silberman in ''Film/TheTerminator''. Even more so in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', that is, until he sees the T-1000 walk ''through'' a barred door. And again in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', having apparently allowed OTHER equally-skeptical pyschologists to "cure" him of his own "delusion."

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
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Dr. Silberman in ''Film/TheTerminator''.''Film/TheTerminator'', who dismisses Reese as a schizophrenic making up claims of travelling through time to stop a war with robots. Even more so in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', that is, until he sees the T-1000 walk ''through'' a barred door. And again in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', having apparently allowed OTHER equally-skeptical pyschologists psychologists to "cure" him of his own "delusion.""
** The police in ''The Terminator'' explain the T-800's feats as wearing a BulletproofVest to survive being shot with buckshot and punching a windshield without (visibly) being hurt as being on PCP.



* 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.

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* In the 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.up.
* Jack Slater in ''Film/LastActionHero'' insists ThisIsReality, not an action movie. When Danny points out every phone number starts with FiveFiveFive, Slater points out they use area codes. Danny points out most of the women are blonde bombshells, Slater points out "This is California".
16th Oct '16 10:20:42 AM Outis
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16th Oct '16 10:20:21 AM Outis
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*''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': Jonathan, the archivist (and narrator), knows that the supernatural exists but believes very few alleged cases are genuine. He says in the very first episode that most files are likely to end up in the archive's "Discredited" section and is quick to dismiss those who give the statements as deluded, hallucinating, lying or simply mistaken unless there is strong corroboration (though any mention of [[spoiler:the name Jurgen Leitner]] dispels his scepticism). Eventually he [[spoiler:reveals that he actually believes far more than he has been letting on, and has been feigning scepticism in his recordings because he believes someone or something is listening in]].
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