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** Ned Stark is shown to be skeptical of Will's claims about White Walkers.
6th Mar '17 12:47:04 AM Doug86
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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', the entire Imperium was supposed be this, according to atheistic Imperial Truth and Emperor's design. Too bad the real gods took issue with the stance.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the entire Imperium was supposed be this, according to atheistic Imperial Truth and Emperor's design. Too bad the real gods took issue with the stance.
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* ''Podcast/TheBlackTapes:''
** Doctor Richard Strand always provides a logical explanation for the contents of the Black Tapes and anything else that appears supernatural within the show, even when he's not able to provide proof aside from a hand-wave explanation or, as Alex notes, leaves too much room for coincidence. Despite that, he always delivers his explanations with a confident that, to Alex, borders on condescension.
** While Alex often better fits the Mulder role than the Scully, being quicker to believe in the paranormal side, she makes a point of being the skeptic when conducting interviews without Strand present. She'll often ask the logical questions for the sake of being thorough.
* Nic Silver, who hosts ''The Black Tapes''' sister show, ''Podcast/{{TANIS}}'', maintains a high level of skepticism regarding conspiracy theories and the supernatural, even as his own investigations become actively dangerous due to the conspiracies and having direct encounters with the supernatural. In ''The Black Tapes'', he serves as Alex's producer and as something of a middle ground between her and Strand.
25th Jan '17 4:57:50 PM wootzits
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* Seto Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. He's a Scully to such a degree that ''traveling back in time and meeting his own ancestor'' doesn't convince him that the supernatural exists. Less so in the [[Manga/YuGiOh original]], where he still scoffs at the supernatural but overall just doesn't seem interested in it.

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* Seto Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. He's a Scully to such a degree Hercule/Mr Satan of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Despite the fact that ''traveling back in time he has personally witnessed and meeting even been on the receiving end of countless energy attacks since his own ancestor'' doesn't convince him that very first appearance, and the supernatural exists. Less so in world martial arts championships having used them extensively just a decade prior to his appearance on the [[Manga/YuGiOh original]], where show, he still scoffs at stubbornly refuses to believe in them, calling them tricks, special effects, dreams, or whatever justification for them that he can come up with. In the supernatural dub at least, he privately admits that all of it may be real, but overall just doesn't seem interested in it.''really'' hopes that it's not, since he's understandably terrified of the idea of people with the power to singlehandedly destroy the Earth.



* On a certain degree [[JerkAss Hyena Bellamy]] in ''Manga/OnePiece''. He doubts the existence of places like Sky Island, saying that the ships falling from the Sky are simply those caught in the Knock-Up Stream (although the Knock-up Stream is the way by which it is possible to reach Skypiea [[spoiler:and the way Upper Yard was blasted into the sky]]). However, much of this attitude is motivated by looking down on the people who would spend their lives chasing dreams.



* On a certain degree [[JerkAss Hyena Bellamy]] in ''Manga/OnePiece''. He doubts the existence of places like Sky Island, saying that the ships falling from the Sky are simply those caught in the Knock-Up Stream (although the Knock-up Stream is the way by which it is possible to reach Skypiea [[spoiler:and the way Upper Yard was blasted into the sky]]). However, much of this attitude is motivated by looking down on the people who would spend their lives chasing dreams.
* Hercule/Mr Satan of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Despite the fact that he has personally witnessed and even been on the receiving end of countless energy attacks since his very first appearance, and the world martial arts championships having used them extensively just a decade prior to his appearance on the show, he still stubbornly refuses to believe in them, calling them tricks, special effects, dreams, or whatever justification for them that he can come up with. In the dub at least, he privately admits that all of it may be real, but ''really'' hopes that it's not, since he's understandably terrified of the idea of people with the power to singlehandedly destroy the Earth.

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* On Seto Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. He's a certain Scully to such a degree [[JerkAss Hyena Bellamy]] that ''traveling back in ''Manga/OnePiece''. He doubts the existence of places like Sky Island, saying time and meeting his own ancestor'' doesn't convince him that the ships falling from the Sky are simply those caught supernatural exists. Less so in the Knock-Up Stream (although the Knock-up Stream is the way by which it is possible to reach Skypiea [[spoiler:and the way Upper Yard was blasted into the sky]]). However, much of this attitude is motivated by looking down on the people who would spend their lives chasing dreams.
* Hercule/Mr Satan of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Despite the fact that he has personally witnessed and even been on the receiving end of countless energy attacks since his very first appearance, and the world martial arts championships having used them extensively just a decade prior to his appearance on the show,
[[Manga/YuGiOh original]], where he still stubbornly refuses to believe in them, calling them tricks, special effects, dreams, or whatever justification for them that he can come up with. In scoffs at the dub at least, he privately admits that all of it may be real, supernatural but ''really'' hopes that it's not, since he's understandably terrified of the idea of people with the power to singlehandedly destroy the Earth.overall just doesn't seem interested in it.



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* Sargent Mooney from ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'' insists on believing that the eponymous clowns (or [[XtremeKoolLetterz Klowns, if you want to be technical]]) are merely a publicity stunt designed to sell ice cream. No matter how many individual 911 calls are made.
* 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.
* Gregg Araki's ''Film/{{Nowhere}}''.
-->'''Alyssa''': "You have to believe in something!"
-->'''Elvis''': "No, I don't."
* FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'' is quite skeptical about magic compared to [[AgentMulder his partner Alma Dray]]. [[spoiler:Subverted, as he secretly is a magician himself and his attitude towards it is part of his facade.]]



* Gregg Araki's ''Film/{{Nowhere}}''.
-->'''Alyssa''': "You have to believe in something!"
-->'''Elvis''': "No, I don't."
* Sargent Mooney from ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'' insists on believing that the eponymous clowns (or [[XtremeKoolLetterz Klowns, if you want to be technical]]) are merely a publicity stunt designed to sell ice cream. No matter how many individual 911 calls are made.



* FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'' is quite skeptical about magic compared to [[AgentMulder his partner Alma Dray]]. [[spoiler: Subverted, as he secretly is a magician himself and his attitude towards it is part of his facade.]]
* 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.
* 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.

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* FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'' is quite skeptical about magic compared to [[AgentMulder his partner Alma Dray]]. [[spoiler: Subverted, as he secretly is a magician himself and his attitude towards it is part of his facade.]]
* In the HauntedHouse movie ''[[Film/TheUninvited1944 The Uninvited]]'', ''Film/TheUninvited1944'', 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.
* 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.
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* ''Literature/TheRadix'': Gabriel Bitonti is an interesting example. He is a Vatican's investigator whose job is to (dis)prove any alleged miracles. So this is rather his job than nature: "I have examined countless 'miracles' and found them wanting. I go into each investigation as a pessimist and pray I will emerge an optimist. I seldom authenticate miracles".

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* ''Literature/TheRadix'': Gabriel Bitonti is an interesting example. He is a Vatican's investigator whose job is to (dis)prove any alleged miracles. So this is rather his job than nature: "I have examined countless 'miracles' %%* Literature/BaileySchoolKids: Eddie, and found them wanting. I go into each investigation as a pessimist and pray I will emerge an optimist. I seldom authenticate miracles".sometimes Melody.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Knights of the Cross are {{Church Militant}}s that wield [[CoolSword holy swords of power]] and fight demonic powers in the name of {{God}}. One of the Knights, Sanya, describes himself as atheist or agnostic, despite having been formerly possessed by a demon and regularly slaying demons, vampires, and other mystical creatures. He is a borderline case of this trope, and also of FlatEarthAtheist, because he acknowledges the existence of everything he has seen (e.g. vampires, succubi, demons, faerie), but refuses to accept it as proof of the existence of anything he cannot see (e.g. God, angels, the afterlife).
* Hermione Granger from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' occasionally fills this role. The most grating example comes up in the seventh book when Xenophilius explains the Deathly Hallows to the trio. While she does bring up a valid point of on how one can't simply claim something exists simply because no one has proven it doesn't exist, her sheer hardheadedness in denying that they could ever possibly exist is simply baffling, especially since she's hidden under something that fits the general description of one of them (and is in fact one of them). 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.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{It}}'', a kid named Eddie Corcoran doesn't believe in monsters. When a (very real) monster attacks him, he assumes it's just an actor in a costume, and he's still searching for the zipper on the 'costume' - even while he's being eaten alive.



%%* Literature/BaileySchoolKids: Eddie, and sometimes Melody.
* Hermione Granger from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' occasionally fills this role. The most grating example comes up in the seventh book when Xenophilius explains the Deathly Hallows to the trio. While she does bring up a valid point of on how one can't simply claim something exists simply because no one has proven it doesn't exist, her sheer hardheadedness in denying that they could ever possibly exist is simply baffling, especially since she's hidden under something that fits the general description of one of them (and is in fact one of them). 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.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{It}}'', a kid named Eddie Corcoran doesn't believe in monsters. When a (very real) monster attacks him, he assumes it's just an actor in a costume, and he's still searching for the zipper on the 'costume' - even while he's being eaten alive.

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%%* Literature/BaileySchoolKids: Eddie, and sometimes Melody.
* Hermione Granger from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' occasionally fills ''Literature/TheRadix'': Gabriel Bitonti is an interesting example. He is a Vatican's investigator whose job is to (dis)prove any alleged miracles. So this role. The most grating example comes up in the seventh book when Xenophilius explains the Deathly Hallows to the trio. While she does bring up a valid point of on how one can't simply claim something exists simply because no one has proven it doesn't exist, her sheer hardheadedness in denying that they could ever possibly exist is simply baffling, especially since she's hidden under something that fits the general description of one of rather his job than nature: "I have examined countless 'miracles' and found them (and is in fact one of them). She can accept the cloak wanting. I go into each investigation as a pessimist 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.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{It}}'', a kid named Eddie Corcoran doesn't believe in monsters. When a (very real) monster attacks him, he assumes it's just
pray I will emerge an actor in a costume, and he's still searching for the zipper on the 'costume' - even while he's being eaten alive.optimist. I seldom authenticate miracles".



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Knights of the Cross are {{Church Militant}}s that wield [[CoolSword holy swords of power]] and fight demonic powers in the name of {{God}}. One of the Knights, Sanya, describes himself as atheist or agnostic, despite having been formerly possessed by a demon and regularly slaying demons, vampires, and other mystical creatures. He is a borderline case of this trope, and also of FlatEarthAtheist, because he acknowledges the existence of everything he has seen (e.g. vampires, succubi, demons, faerie), but refuses to accept it as proof of the existence of anything he cannot see (e.g. God, angels, the afterlife).



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Westerosi society in general in earlier seasons, though they make a rather sudden transition to believing in dragons (though not White Walkers) in Season 4.
** Maester Luwin, as a man of science, plays the Scully to Osha and Old Nan's AgentMulder by dismissing Bran's wolf dreams and Osha's accounts of the White Walkers by explaining that he studied magic and his attitude is that it was all either made up or went away long ago, something the audience knows is no longer true.
** In "Hardhome", Loboda the Thenn is disdainful of the old stories about dragonglass, leading Karsi to wonder how he can be so obtuse after all the mystical things they've already seen.
* [[TropeNamers Agent Scully]] of ''Series/TheXFiles'', as stated above. An extreme example of the character drawing on an overinterpretation of Occam's Razor, which is commonly interpreted as, "The simplest theory which explains all of the data is usually the best" (This is because the simplest explanation presupposes least and is usually easiest to test). She tends to take it to the point of believing "The simplest explanation ''must'' always be the best, even if it doesn't explain all the data," which is itself illogical. Sometimes, she deems any naturalistic explanation the "simplest" no matter how contrived it gets. This quality may be seen in other examples of the character type as well. Prone to ArbitrarySkepticism. Also noteworthy is that Scully did, over the course of the series, [[GivingUpOnLogic become more and more inclined to believe in whatever theory Mulder came up with]], eventually becoming the Agent Mulder to Dogget's Agent Scully. Even before then Mulder and Scully would occasionally flip roles in conversation, and for whole episodes when the subject was related to Scully's spirituality. It's also implied that Scully was right more often than not. The show just doesn't bother showing all the times she and Mulder drove out into the middle of nowhere to investigate a hoax or a case of swamp gas. Furthermore, while Mulder was almost always right that the supernatural was involved, to keep the audience guessing, he was usually wrong as many times as he was right on what exactly the nature was. He would often go out assuming one supernatural explanation, and come to several while there, before finally discovering the correct one. Scully's consistent objections to Mulder make a lot more sense when you realize that half the time, she's right that it's not what he says, so taking whatever steps he suggests would be somewhere from useless to actually setting them back.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Westerosi society
There's an interesting twist to the trope in general ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which, in earlier seasons, though they make a rather sudden transition first-season episode, [[PersonAsVerb turns it into a verb]] -- "I cannot believe you, of all people, are trying to believing in dragons (though not White Walkers) in Season 4.
** Maester Luwin, as a man of science, plays
Scully me!" For the record, the Scully to Osha and Old Nan's AgentMulder by dismissing Bran's wolf dreams and Osha's accounts of the White Walkers by explaining was Giles, who assumed that Xander's recent shift in behaviour (being a Jerkass to Willow, hanging out with morons) was just him being a teenager. When he studied magic and his attitude is learns that it was all either made up or went away long ago, something the audience knows is no longer true.
** In "Hardhome", Loboda the Thenn is disdainful of the old stories about dragonglass, leading Karsi to wonder how he can be so obtuse after all the mystical things they've already seen.
* [[TropeNamers Agent Scully]] of ''Series/TheXFiles'', as stated above. An extreme example of the character drawing on an overinterpretation of Occam's Razor, which is commonly interpreted as, "The simplest theory which explains all of the data is usually the best" (This is because the simplest explanation presupposes least
Xander and is usually easiest to test). She tends to take pals [[spoiler:ate a pig,]] he starts taking it to the point of believing "The simplest explanation ''must'' always be the best, even if it doesn't explain all the data," which is itself illogical. Sometimes, she deems any naturalistic explanation the "simplest" no matter how contrived it gets. This quality may be seen in other examples of the character type as well. Prone to ArbitrarySkepticism. Also noteworthy is that Scully did, over the course of the series, [[GivingUpOnLogic become a lot more and more inclined to believe in whatever theory Mulder came up with]], eventually becoming the Agent Mulder to Dogget's Agent Scully. Even before then Mulder and Scully would occasionally flip roles in conversation, and for whole episodes seriously. To clarify [[spoiler:the pig was still alive when they started eating it. And in the subject was related to Scully's spirituality. It's also implied that Scully was right more often than not. The show just doesn't bother showing all the times she and Mulder drove out into the middle of nowhere to investigate a hoax or a case of swamp gas. Furthermore, while Xander's pals (but not Xander), the vice principal was alive when that feast started as well]].
* ''{{Series/Castle}}'' features Becket as the Scully role with Castle fulfilling the
Mulder was almost always right that the role whenever a case appears to have a supernatural was involved, to keep element. Unlike many of the audience guessing, he was usually others if this type she is only truly wrong as many times as he was right on what exactly the nature was. He would often go out assuming [[TimeTravel once]] and even that one supernatural explanation, and come to several while there, before finally discovering the correct one. Scully's consistent objections is debatable. [[UnresolvedSexualTension Their other dynamic]] is also similar to Mulder make a lot more sense when you realize that half and Scully.
* Series/ElChapulinColorado has fought against martians, robots, pirates, ghosts, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs ghost pirates]], etc. But he still dismisses anything outside of
the time, she's right that it's ordinary as fake. If he is justified in his skepticism or not what he says, so taking whatever steps he suggests would be somewhere from useless to actually setting them back. depends on the episode.



* In the Swedish TV-series ''[[Series/MysterietPaGreveholm Mysteriet på Greveholm]]'' (''The Mystery of Count's Isle'') the father of the family is a straight example. In a castle with ghosts, 200-years-old robots, intergalactic princesses and a walking skeleton, he kept on saying that "''Everything has a logical explanation''".

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* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}''
** Peter Bishop is
the Swedish TV-series ''[[Series/MysterietPaGreveholm Mysteriet på Greveholm]]'' (''The Mystery of Count's Isle'') resident example, at least early on. Eventually he just became the father guy who {{lampshade|Hanging}}d whatever weirdness was going on that week by way of a pithy comment. And then he mostly stopped doing even that.
** Olivia was often skeptical of Walter's theories and methods in the first few episodes, but she quickly learned that he's almost always right.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Westerosi society in general in earlier seasons, though they make a rather sudden transition to believing in dragons (though not White Walkers) in Season 4.
** Maester Luwin, as a man of science, plays the Scully to Osha and Old Nan's AgentMulder by dismissing Bran's wolf dreams and Osha's accounts
of the family White Walkers by explaining that he studied magic and his attitude is a straight example. that it was all either made up or went away long ago, something the audience knows is no longer true.
**
In a castle "Hardhome", Loboda the Thenn is disdainful of the old stories about dragonglass, leading Karsi to wonder how he can be so obtuse after all the mystical things they've already seen.
* Played for laughs by ''Series/TheGoodies''
with ghosts, 200-years-old robots, intergalactic princesses and a walking skeleton, he kept [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8SRrlbbN0 their episode]] on saying Creator/ArthurCClarke.
* ''Series/HoudiniAndDoyle'': Houdini, a skeptical magician, serves as the Scully to Doyle's Mulder.
* Sqn Ldr Helen Knox of ''Series/InvasionEarth'' initially has the much more mundane idea
that "''Everything has the pilot of the crashed UFO is [[TurnCoat an agent of a logical explanation''".more earthbound foreign power]] trying to breach UK airspace, although she does come to believe in the aliens in the end.
* 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.'''
* Tony Vincenzo, IntrepidReporter Carl Kolchak's editor in ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''. That's because [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the force of his disbelief]] is so strong it acts as AntiMagic.



* Tony Vincenzo, IntrepidReporter Carl Kolchak's editor in ''[[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Kolchak: The Night Stalker]]''. That's because [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the force of his disbelief]] is so strong it acts as AntiMagic.
* There's an interesting twist to the trope in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which, in a first-season episode, [[PersonAsVerb turns it into a verb]] -- "I cannot believe you, of all people, are trying to Scully me!" For the record, the Scully was Giles, who assumed that Xander's recent shift in behaviour (being a Jerkass to Willow, hanging out with morons) was just him being a teenager. When he learns that Xander and pals [[spoiler: ate a pig,]] he starts taking it a lot more seriously. To clarify [[spoiler: the pig was still alive when they started eating it. And in the case of Xander's pals (but not Xander), the vice principal was alive when that feast started as well]].
* Professor Arturo from ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' is like this, until he finally settles on a theory that some of the alternate worlds they land on have slightly different laws of physics.
* T'Pol on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' went into this mode whenever the question of time travel arose.
* An interesting subversion in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''; two alien scientists trying to communicate with the "Skyship" (Voyager, which owing to some [[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]] stuff, had been there throughout that civilization's history) discuss whether there's anyone there. The AgentMulder firmly believes there must be, while the other claims to "doubt everything". When the Mulder asks the apparent Scully why he's even on the project though, he replies "I doubt everything, remember? Even my own doubts." Which is a much better interpretation of scientific skepticism than Scullyism.

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* Tony Vincenzo, IntrepidReporter Carl Kolchak's editor Patrick Jane in ''[[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Kolchak: The Night Stalker]]''. That's because [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the force of his disbelief]] is so strong it acts as AntiMagic.
* There's an interesting twist to the trope in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which, in a first-season episode, [[PersonAsVerb turns it into a verb]] -- "I cannot
''Series/TheMentalist'', he does not believe you, of all people, are trying to Scully me!" For the record, the Scully was Giles, who assumed that Xander's recent shift in behaviour (being a Jerkass to Willow, hanging out with morons) was just him being a teenager. When he learns that Xander and pals [[spoiler: ate a pig,]] he starts taking it a lot psychic powers or anything supernatural, while his partner Lisbon does (or at least is more seriously. To clarify [[spoiler: open to the pig was still alive when they started eating it. And in idea). Due to the case of Xander's pals (but not Xander), the vice principal was alive when that feast started as well]].
* Professor Arturo from ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' is like this, until he finally settles on a theory that some
realistic nature of the alternate worlds they land on have slightly different laws of physics.
* T'Pol on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' went into this mode whenever
series, the question debate is open to interpretation.
* Detective Murdoch
of time travel arose.
* An interesting subversion in
''Series/MurdochMysteries'' has an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''; two alien scientists trying to communicate with the "Skyship" (Voyager, which owing to some [[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]] stuff, had been there throughout that civilization's history) discuss whether there's anyone there. The AgentMulder firmly believes there must be, while the other claims to "doubt everything". When the Mulder asks the apparent Scully why he's even on the project though, he replies "I doubt everything, remember? Even my own doubts." Which is a much better interpretation of extremely rational and scientific skepticism than Scullyism.mind. He's sometimes tormented by ideas of his enthusiastic assistant Constable Crabtree, who plays his AgentMulder.
* In the Swedish TV-series ''Series/MysterietPaGreveholm'' (''The Mystery of Count's Isle'') the father of the family is a straight example. In a castle with ghosts, 200-years-old robots, intergalactic princesses and a walking skeleton, he kept on saying that "''Everything has a logical explanation''".
* On ''Series/MysteryHunters'', a Discovery Kids show which used science to explain things like supposed alien abductions and ghosts, Doubting Dave, Araya, and Christina all have this as their default mode.
* Emma Swan of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is ''highly'' dubious about the idea that she's in a town full of amnesiac fairy-tale characters, but she's definitely realized by now that something's not right about the place, and definitely not right about the mayor. And, by Season Two... she's given that up.



* On ''Series/MysteryHunters'', a Discovery Kids show which used science to explain things like supposed alien abductions and ghosts, Doubting Dave, Araya, and Christina all have this as their default mode.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}''
** Peter Bishop is the resident example, at least early on. Eventually he just became the guy who {{lampshade|Hanging}}d whatever weirdness was going on that week by way of a pithy comment. And then he mostly stopped doing even that.
** Olivia was often skeptical of Walter's theories and methods in the first few episodes, but she quickly learned that he's almost always right.
* Played for laughs by ''Series/TheGoodies'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8SRrlbbN0 their episode]] on Creator/ArthurCClarke.
* ''{{Series/Castle}}'' features Becket as the Scully role with Castle fulfilling the Mulder role whenever a case appears to have a supernatural element. Unlike many of the others if this type she is only truly wrong [[TimeTravel once]] and even that one is debatable. [[UnresolvedSexualTension Their other dynamic]] is also similar to Mulder and Scully.



* Emma Swan of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is ''highly'' dubious about the idea that she's in a town full of amnesiac fairy-tale characters, but she's definitely realized by now that something's not right about the place, and definitely not right about the mayor. And, by Season Two...she's given that up.
* Detective Murdoch of ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' has an extremely rational and scientific mind. He's sometimes tormented by ideas of his enthusiastic assistant Constable Crabtree, who plays his AgentMulder.
* Sqn Ldr Helen Knox of ''Series/InvasionEarth'' initially has the much more mundane idea that the pilot of the crashed UFO is [[TurnCoat an agent of a more earthbound foreign power]] trying to breach UK airspace, although she does come to believe in the aliens in the end.
* Series/ElChapulinColorado has fought against martians, robots, pirates, ghosts, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs ghost pirates]], etc. But he still dismisses anything outside of the ordinary as fake. If he is justified in his skepticism or not depends on the episode.
* Patrick Jane in ''Series/TheMentalist'', he does not believe in psychic powers or anything supernatural, while his partner Lisbon does (or at least is more open to the idea). Due to the realistic nature of the series, the debate is open to interpretation.
* 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.'''
* ''Series/HoudiniAndDoyle'': Houdini, a skeptical magician, serves as the Scully to Doyle's Mulder.

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* Emma Swan of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' Professor Arturo from ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' is ''highly'' dubious about the idea like this, until he finally settles on a theory that she's some of the alternate worlds they land on have slightly different laws of physics.
* T'Pol on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' went into this mode whenever the question of time travel arose.
* An interesting subversion
in a town full an episode of amnesiac fairy-tale characters, but she's definitely realized by now ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''; two alien scientists trying to communicate with the "Skyship" (Voyager, which owing to some [[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]] stuff, had been there throughout that something's not right about civilization's history) discuss whether there's anyone there. The AgentMulder firmly believes there must be, while the place, and definitely not right about other claims to "doubt everything". When the mayor. And, by Season Two...she's given that up.
* Detective Murdoch
Mulder asks the apparent Scully why he's even on the project though, he replies "I doubt everything, remember? Even my own doubts." Which is a much better interpretation of ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' has an extremely rational and scientific mind. He's sometimes tormented by ideas of his enthusiastic assistant Constable Crabtree, who plays his AgentMulder.
* Sqn Ldr Helen Knox of ''Series/InvasionEarth'' initially has the much more mundane idea that the pilot of the crashed UFO is [[TurnCoat an agent of a more earthbound foreign power]] trying to breach UK airspace, although she does come to believe in the aliens in the end.
* Series/ElChapulinColorado has fought against martians, robots, pirates, ghosts, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs ghost pirates]], etc. But he still dismisses anything outside of the ordinary as fake. If he is justified in his
skepticism or not depends on than Scullyism.
* [[TropeNamers Agent Scully]] of ''Series/TheXFiles'', as stated above. An extreme example of
the episode.
* Patrick Jane in ''Series/TheMentalist'', he does not believe in psychic powers or anything supernatural, while his partner Lisbon does (or at
character drawing on an overinterpretation of Occam's Razor, which is commonly interpreted as, "The simplest theory which explains all of the data is usually the best" (This is because the simplest explanation presupposes least and is more open usually easiest to test). She tends to take it to the idea). Due to point of believing "The simplest explanation ''must'' always be the realistic nature best, even if it doesn't explain all the data," which is itself illogical. Sometimes, she deems any naturalistic explanation the "simplest" no matter how contrived it gets. This quality may be seen in other examples of the character type as well. Prone to ArbitrarySkepticism. Also noteworthy is that Scully did, over the course of the series, the debate is open to interpretation.
* Akari Tsukimura of Series/KamenRiderGhost is this at first, as opposed to [[AgentMulder Onari]]. She loosens up a bit once she studies
[[GivingUpOnLogic become more and more inclined to believe in whatever theory Mulder came up with]], eventually becoming the Agent Mulder to Dogget's Agent Scully. Even before then Mulder and Scully would occasionally flip roles in conversation, and for whole episodes when the subject was related to Scully's spirituality. It's also implied that Scully was right more often than not. The show just doesn't bother showing all the times she and Mulder drove out into the science middle of the Genma. Ironically, Hoodini, is still this ''in spite being nowhere to investigate a ghost, Takeru being hoax or a ghost,'' '''and possessing someone case of swamp gas. Furthermore, while declaring this.'''
* ''Series/HoudiniAndDoyle'': Houdini, a skeptical magician, serves as
Mulder was almost always right that the Scully supernatural was involved, to Doyle's Mulder.keep the audience guessing, he was usually wrong as many times as he was right on what exactly the nature was. He would often go out assuming one supernatural explanation, and come to several while there, before finally discovering the correct one. Scully's consistent objections to Mulder make a lot more sense when you realize that half the time, she's right that it's not what he says, so taking whatever steps he suggests would be somewhere from useless to actually setting them back.



* Doctor Noodle, the psychiatrist of ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'', has dismissed supernatural phenomena as hallucinations even when said phenomena are threatening to eat him. At one point, he says it's a matter of rejecting wish fulfillment--it would be just too perfect for supernatural vengeance to [[DarkAndTroubledPast bring down on him the retribution]] [[KarmaHoudini he's always felt guilty for avoiding]].
* In ''Comicstrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dilbert takes this role when trying to disprove Ratbert's PsychicPowers in one storyline. He takes it to the extreme when he continues to deny everything even after Ratbert correctly guesses ''100'' coin flips in a row -- ''[[HeadsTailsEdge all edge]]'' -- and another one that ends with ''inexplicable hovering''. He even predicts Dilbert's reaction.



* In ''Comicstrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dilbert takes this role when trying to disprove Ratbert's PsychicPowers in one storyline. He takes it to the extreme when he continues to deny everything even after Ratbert correctly guesses ''100'' coin flips in a row -- ''[[HeadsTailsEdge all edge]]'' -- and another one that ends with ''inexplicable hovering''. He even predicts Dilbert's reaction.
* Doctor Noodle, the psychiatrist of ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'', has dismissed supernatural phenomena as hallucinations even when said phenomena are threatening to eat him. At one point, he says it's a matter of rejecting wish fulfillment--it would be just too perfect for supernatural vengeance to [[DarkAndTroubledPast bring down on him the retribution]] [[KarmaHoudini he's always felt guilty for avoiding]].



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* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Leah dismisses her adoptive uncle Deckard Cain's warnings about the imminent demonic invasion as just more of his "crazy stories". Even though she personally witnesses signs of said imminent demonic invasion. She finally accepts the truth [[spoiler:after Cain is murdered by a demon-worshipping cult and a FallenAngel confirms Cain's warnings]].
* Parodied (like everything else) in ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' with the Paranormal Investigator skill tree. The first skill in the tree allows you to pull off the 'disbelieve to protect yourself from magic' variant, at the cost of being unable to cast your own spells (because magic doesn't exist). Your other 6 skills can easily be all magical in origin, yet you can still disbelieve for added magic protection.
* The Phone Guy from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. He doesn't outright state it, but he doesn't believe that the pizzeria is being affected by paranormal activity. He believes that the animatronics are [[CruelAndUnusualDeath stuffing you into a suit]] because they think you're a naked endoskeleton without a costume (despite the fact that that the bare endoskeleton is untouched by the animatronics). He doesn't seem to have an explanation for the blood-covered animatronics or the changing posters on the walls. This trope could be justified if he's forced to keep quiet about everything.



* Pascal Curious from Strangetown in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' has a biography that reads like Scully. He believes there is a logical explanation for everything... and ''he's'' the one [[MisterSeahorse pregnant]] [[ArbitrarySkepticism with an alien]] when you first start playing his family. That has a perfectly logical explanation: Aliens impregnated him.

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* Pascal Curious from Strangetown Pence in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' has a biography that reads like Scully. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. He believes there is always tries to find a logical explanation for everything... and ''he's'' whatever crazy thing happens in Twilight Town, including a moving bag (a dog is trapped in it), balls being thrown down an alley ([[DecoyProtagonist Roxas]] throwing them), a moaning tunnel ([[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Vivi]] practicing how to fight) and, in the one [[MisterSeahorse pregnant]] [[ArbitrarySkepticism with an alien]] when you first start playing his family. That has a perfectly logical explanation: Aliens impregnated him. [[Manga/KingdomHeartsII manga adaptation]], Sora's amnesia ([[{{Squick}} brain surgery]]).



* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Leah dismisses her adoptive uncle Deckard Cain's warnings about the imminent demonic invasion as just more of his "crazy stories". Even though she personally witnesses signs of said imminent demonic invasion. She finally accepts the truth [[spoiler:after Cain is murdered by a demon-worshipping cult and a FallenAngel confirms Cain's warnings]].
* Pence in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. He always tries to find a logical explanation for whatever crazy thing happens in Twilight Town, including a moving bag (a dog is trapped in it), balls being thrown down an alley ([[DecoyProtagonist Roxas]] throwing them), a moaning tunnel ([[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Vivi]] practicing how to fight) and, in the [[Manga/KingdomHeartsII manga adaptation]], Sora's amnesia ([[{{Squick}} brain surgery]]).
* The Phone Guy from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. He doesn't outright state it, but he doesn't believe that the pizzeria is being affected by paranormal activity. He believes that the animatronics are [[CruelAndUnusualDeath stuffing you into a suit]] because they think you're a naked endoskeleton without a costume (despite the fact that that the bare endoskeleton is untouched by the animatronics). He doesn't seem to have an explanation for the blood-covered animatronics or the changing posters on the walls. This trope could be justified if he's forced to keep quiet about everything.
* Parodied (like everything else) in ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' with the Paranormal Investigator skill tree. The first skill in the tree allows you to pull off the 'disbelieve to protect yourself from magic' variant, at the cost of being unable to cast your own spells (because magic doesn't exist). Your other 6 skills can easily be all magical in origin, yet you can still disbelieve for added magic protection.

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* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Leah dismisses her adoptive uncle Deckard Cain's warnings about the imminent demonic invasion as just more of his "crazy stories". Even though she personally witnesses signs of said imminent demonic invasion. She finally accepts the truth [[spoiler:after Cain Pascal Curious from Strangetown in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' has a biography that reads like Scully. He believes there is murdered by a demon-worshipping cult and a FallenAngel confirms Cain's warnings]].
* Pence in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. He always tries to find
a logical explanation for whatever crazy thing happens in Twilight Town, including a moving bag (a dog is trapped in it), balls being thrown down an alley ([[DecoyProtagonist Roxas]] throwing them), a moaning tunnel ([[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Vivi]] practicing how to fight) and, in everything... and ''he's'' the [[Manga/KingdomHeartsII manga adaptation]], Sora's amnesia ([[{{Squick}} brain surgery]]).
* The Phone Guy from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. He doesn't outright state it, but he doesn't believe that the pizzeria is being affected by paranormal activity. He believes that the animatronics are [[CruelAndUnusualDeath stuffing you into a suit]] because they think you're a naked endoskeleton without a costume (despite the fact that that the bare endoskeleton is untouched by the animatronics). He doesn't seem to have an explanation for the blood-covered animatronics or the changing posters on the walls. This trope could be justified if he's forced to keep quiet about everything.
* Parodied (like everything else) in ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor''
one [[MisterSeahorse pregnant]] [[ArbitrarySkepticism with the Paranormal Investigator skill tree. The an alien]] when you first skill in the tree allows you to pull off the 'disbelieve to protect yourself from magic' variant, at the cost of being unable to cast your own spells (because magic doesn't exist). Your other 6 skills can easily be all magical in origin, yet you can still disbelieve for added magic protection.start playing his family. That has a perfectly logical explanation: Aliens impregnated him.



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** Eventually, he completely grew out of it (and without descending into IfJesusThenAliens). The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has a flash-back of him weighing his opinion in court on the "impossible" crime of [[spoiler: blood-bending without a full moon]]. Adult!Sokka points out that there is precedent for unique bending abilities, citing Combustion Man as an example, so the feat can't be ruled out off hand and he passes sentence based on overwhelming witness testimony since first hand evidence is unavailable.
* ''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 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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** Eventually, he completely grew out of it (and without descending into IfJesusThenAliens). The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has a flash-back of him weighing his opinion in court on the "impossible" crime of [[spoiler: blood-bending [[spoiler:blood-bending without a full moon]]. Adult!Sokka points out that there is precedent for unique bending abilities, citing Combustion Man as an example, so the feat can't be ruled out off hand and he passes sentence based on overwhelming witness testimony since first hand evidence is unavailable.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson, full stop. 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 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'': ''[[AgentMulder Dib]]'' actually has this role among the other paranormal investigators---while the likes of [[CloudCuckooLander Bill]] are willing to believe anything, Dib manages to believe in aliens but ''also'' realizes that guy on the cereal box isn't a real vampire.
* Captain Black from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' was highly doubtful of Jackie's statements about magic, that is, until the first season finale, after he sees [[BigBad Shendu]] assume physical form. For the rest of the series, he turns into an AgentMulder.
* Diana in ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'', even though she works for an organization dedicated to fighting aliens and so forth.
Her skepticism for matters brother, of course, is such that, every time Springfield encounters the AgentMulder of the show.
* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has shades of this despite being a talking purple unicorn with magic powers. She's not as quick as her friends to believe in things like curses or predicting the future, though she's right ("Bridle Gossip") as often as she is wrong ("Feeling Pinkie Keen"). It makes sense since, on the show, [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic magic is really more like a science than anything else]], going outside of well documented feats means you're more likely just using superstition and coincidence to explain
something that (most of what 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 assumed about zebras really were clearly folded across its chest, and just rumors).
* Winston in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', he was portrayed as already skeptical in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}
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 movie]] choosing to work for the new mini-mall, meaning, perhaps, that she [[YouWereTryingTooHard was just trying too hard]]]].) In ghostbusters only for the money “If you have a paycheck I believe what you say”, but in the show he seats comfortably in the Agent Scully category. In episode where they go “Moaning Stones” for example he says to Africa the Voodoo Priestess that is helping them fight an evil African demon captured the first time by his ancestor that he only believes in what he can touch 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?"see.



* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' ''[[AgentMulder Dib]]'' actually has this role among the other paranormal investigators---while the likes of [[CloudCuckooLander Bill]] are willing to believe anything, Dib manages to believe in aliens but ''also'' realizes that guy on the cereal box isn't a real vampire.
* Diana in ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'', even though she works for an organization dedicated to fighting aliens and so forth. Her brother, of course, is the AgentMulder of the show.
* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has shades of this despite being a talking purple unicorn with magic powers. She's not as quick as her friends to believe in things like curses or predicting the future, though she's right ("Bridle Gossip") as often as she is wrong ("Feeling Pinkie Keen"). It makes sense since, on the show, [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic magic is really more like a science than anything else]], going outside of well documented feats means you're more likely just using superstition and coincidence to explain something (most of what they assumed about zebras really were just rumors).
* Captain Black from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' was highly doubtful of Jackie's statements about magic, that is, until the first season finale, after he sees [[BigBad Shendu]] assume physical form. For the rest of the series, he turns into an AgentMulder.
* 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 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.
* Winston in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', he was portrayed as already skeptical in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}} the movie]] choosing to work for the ghostbusters only for the money “If you have a paycheck I believe what you say”, but in the show he seats comfortably in the Agent Scully category. In episode “Moaning Stones” for example he says to the Voodoo Priestess that is helping them fight an evil African demon captured the first time by his ancestor that he only believes in what he can touch and see.
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* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' ''[[AgentMulder Dib]]'' actually has this role among the other paranormal investigators---while the likes of [[CloudCuckooLander Bill]] are willing to believe anything, Dib manages to believe in aliens but ''also'' realizes that guy on the cereal box isn't a real vampire.
* Diana in ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'', even though she works
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson, full stop. Her skepticism for an organization dedicated to fighting aliens and so forth. Her brother, of course, matters is the AgentMulder of the show.
* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has shades of this despite being a talking purple unicorn with magic powers. She's not as quick as her friends to believe in things like curses or predicting the future, though she's right ("Bridle Gossip") as often as she is wrong ("Feeling Pinkie Keen"). It makes sense since, on the show, [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic magic is really more like a science than anything else]], going outside of well documented feats means you're more likely just using superstition and coincidence to explain
such that, every time Springfield encounters something (most of what that they assumed about zebras really were just rumors).
* Captain Black from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' was highly doubtful
suggest might be of Jackie's statements about magic, that is, until the first season finale, after he sees [[BigBad Shendu]] assume physical form. For the rest of the series, he turns into an AgentMulder.
* When he declares AGodAmI and
supernatural origin, she is smitten with the Ten Plagues, Peter from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' starts giving ''so'' desperate to find a logical explanations 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 first few plagues, namely new mini-mall, meaning, perhaps, that she [[YouWereTryingTooHard was just trying too hard]]]].) In the power going out (Darkness) because of a power surge, Chris having acne (Boils) because he's going through puberty 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.
* Winston in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', he was portrayed as already skeptical in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}} the movie]] choosing to work for the ghostbusters only for the money “If you have a paycheck I believe what you say”, but in the show he seats comfortably in the Agent Scully category. In
episode “Moaning Stones” for example he says where they go to the Voodoo Priestess that is helping them fight an evil African demon captured the first time by his ancestor that he only believes in what he can touch Africa and see.
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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* Winston in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', he was portrayed as already skeptical in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}} the movie]] choosing to work for the ghostbusters only for the money “If you have a paycheck I believe what you say”, but in the show he seats comfortably in the Agent Scully category. In episode “Moaning Stones” for example he says to the Voodoo Priestess that is helping them fight an evil African demon captured the first time by his ancestor that he only believes in what he can touch and see.
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* In ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' the [[TheGhost unseen]] Dr. S takes this role, with Red as AgentMulder. When [[HearingVoices he hears strange voices coming from the lower levels]] he assumes it's the work of a prankster, and he gets annoyed by Red's suspicion of [[TheCorruption the new medicine]] and refusal to take it (despite Red having been the one who originally recommended it).
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Westerosi society in general in earlier seasons, though they make a rather sudden transition to believing in dragons (though not White Walkers) in Season 4.
** Maester Luwin, as a man of science, plays the Scully to Osha and Old Nan's AgentMulder by dismissing Bran's wolf dreams and Osha's accounts of the White Walkers by explaining that he studied magic and his attitude is that it was all either made up or went away long ago, something the audience knows is no longer true.
** In "Hardhome", Loboda the Thenn is disdainful of the old stories about dragonglass, leading Karsi to wonder how he can be so obtuse after all the mystical things they've already seen.
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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.
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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.''
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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.}}''
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