History Main / AppealToObscurity

8th Apr '18 3:05:45 PM Medinoc
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** Oozaru! Vegeta threatens to crush Goku like an Arlian. "A what?" "Exactly!"

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** Oozaru! Vegeta in Oozaru form threatens to crush Goku like an Arlian. "A what?" "Exactly!"
10th Mar '18 3:51:38 PM nombretomado
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* From the UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan page on ThisVeryWiki: After a long list of conquered nations, the page asks you to "consider the Khwarazmian Dynasty. Oh, you've never heard of them? ''Exactly''."[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke The Khwarazmian Dynasty was the imperial dynasty of Persia after the Seljuks died out, ruling a territory that today encompasses Iran, western Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and southern Uzbekistan. Genghis Khan wiped them all out over a diplomatic insult, causing 300 years of Mongol and Mongol-successor rule over Persia.]][[/note]]

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* From the UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan page on ThisVeryWiki: Wiki/ThisVeryWiki: After a long list of conquered nations, the page asks you to "consider the Khwarazmian Dynasty. Oh, you've never heard of them? ''Exactly''."[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke The Khwarazmian Dynasty was the imperial dynasty of Persia after the Seljuks died out, ruling a territory that today encompasses Iran, western Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and southern Uzbekistan. Genghis Khan wiped them all out over a diplomatic insult, causing 300 years of Mongol and Mongol-successor rule over Persia.]][[/note]]
30th Jan '18 7:10:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* {{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] promised the end of all ice giants. I don't see many ice giants around.

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* {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] promised the end of all ice giants. I don't see many ice giants around.
12th Jan '18 5:45:47 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* {{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] promised the end of all ice giants. I don't see many ice giants around.
3rd Jan '18 5:28:46 AM Nadim
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* On ''Series/{{Wizards of Waverly Place}}'': Agent Lamwood uses this tactic to threaten the Russos after he captured them.

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* On ''Series/{{Wizards of Waverly Place}}'': Place}}'', Agent Lamwood uses this tactic to threaten the Russos after he captured them.
31st Dec '17 6:27:51 AM Medinoc
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* In the Website/TGChan adventure ''Fen Quest'', a noble is about to visit Fen's tribe and he fears a rival tribe may try to frame them for offending the noble. He voices his concerns to his brother Zizi, who recounts the last such incident:

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* In the Website/TGChan adventure ''Fen Quest'', Early in ''Roleplay/FenQuest'', a noble is about to visit Fen's tribe and he fears a rival tribe may try to frame them for offending the noble. He voices his concerns to his brother Zizi, who recounts the last such incident:
22nd Nov '17 7:36:16 AM garthvader
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Not to be confused with the kind of appeal to obscurity that hipsters use, i.e. "popular music is all crap, so bands no one's ever heard of must be good." That is an inverse version of the appeal to popularity.

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Not to be confused with the kind of appeal to obscurity that hipsters use, i.e. "popular music is all crap, so bands no one's ever heard of must be good." That is an inverse version of the appeal to popularity.
popularity called Appeal to Minority.
19th Nov '17 12:35:50 AM garthvader
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It also doesn't consider that some occupations (like espionage or smuggling) ''require'' obscurity in order to work. If a spy becomes famous, then he screwed up.
19th Nov '17 12:34:54 AM garthvader
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Not to be confused with the kind of appeal to obscurity that hipsters use, i.e. "popular music is all crap, so bands no one's ever heard of must be good." This is, in fact, the exact opposite.

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Not to be confused with the kind of appeal to obscurity that hipsters use, i.e. "popular music is all crap, so bands no one's ever heard of must be good." That is an inverse version of the appeal to popularity.

!!! Looks like this fallacy but is not:

*The opponent's initial claim is based on the thing in question being famous, important or influential, but it can be shown that it is in fact obscure, unimportant or a historical flash in the pan.
This is, in fact, the exact opposite.argument often comes up when discussing things commonly credited as "the first example of thing X."
11th Nov '17 11:07:23 AM thatother1dude
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--> '''Ivanís son:''' '' "Why are we waiting here? It was a success! The public loved it, they gave an standing ovation!" ''
--> '''Ivan:''' '' "They also gave an standing ovation at the premiere of 'Microheaven' "'' .
--> '''Ivanís son:''' '' "Of what?"''
--> '''Ivan:''' '' "Exactly"''.

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--> '''Ivanís son:''' '' "Why Why are we waiting here? It was a success! The public loved it, they gave an standing ovation!" ''
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ovation!\\
'''Ivan:''' '' "They They also gave an standing ovation at the premiere of 'Microheaven' "'' .
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''Microheaven''.\\
'''Ivanís son:''' '' "Of what?"''
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Of what?\\
'''Ivan:''' '' "Exactly"''.Exactly.
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