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6th Aug '17 7:03:01 AM Divra
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** Krosp tries to invoke it on the former Heterodyne Senchal Carson von Mekkhan in Mechanicsburg later on only to be told off that a talking bipedal cat isn't the strangest thing in town. After all, the Heterodynes are a family of incredibly strong [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Sparks]] that routinely do things that ''[[MadScientist other Sparks]]'' [[UpToEleven have trouble believing]].

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** Krosp tries to invoke it on the former Heterodyne Senchal Senechal Carson von Mekkhan in Mechanicsburg later on only to be told off that a talking bipedal cat isn't the strangest thing in town. After all, the Heterodynes are a family of incredibly strong [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Sparks]] that routinely do things that ''[[MadScientist other Sparks]]'' [[UpToEleven have trouble believing]].
6th Aug '17 7:00:51 AM Divra
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** In ''The Malloreon'' we have an inversion around book 3 with Silk's factor Brador. Brador is a Melcene and doesn't believe in the supernatural. However, when the reports of demons massacring villages in Karanda start becoming frequent enough that it is clear that this is the real deal, he not only throws skepticism to the winds but begs his boss to try to make the Emperor drop his.
6th Aug '17 4:28:15 AM azbyc15243
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* In ''Literature/MyVampireOlderSisterAndZombieLittleSister'', Satori initially expresses doubt when he hears about a dark elf, thinking that they only exist in fantasy fiction. Not only does he have the titular vampire older sister and zombie younger sister, but this is after he's encountered several other supernatural beings like mermaids and fairies.
3rd Aug '17 11:10:37 PM ultimomant
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** Some characters find the stories of Megan Williams and her friends hard to believe.

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** Some characters find the stories of Megan Williams and her friends hard to believe. Except for Applejack and Pinkie Pie, who have firsthand knowledge of the subject, many of the characters find the idea of alternate universes hard to believe.
21st Jul '17 9:33:15 PM CRBWildcat
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* ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness:'' When Megas ends up in Gensokyo and several of its crew aren't sure that magic's really a thing, it's ''Jamie'' of all people who believes Alice. According to him they'd gone up against the Glorft and opponents ranging from a planet killer to a planet ''eater'', so why should they be surprised that magic's prevalent?
16th Jul '17 10:00:33 PM HeroGal2347
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* Played straight yet averted in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episodes "Raiders of the Lost Harp". Scrooge dismisses the idea that the minotaur is magic. Yet later....

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* Played straight yet averted in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episodes "Raiders of the Lost Harp". Scrooge dismisses the idea that the minotaur is magic. Yet later....
14th Jul '17 11:23:46 AM glickmam
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** Because season 5 was aired during the [[TVStrikes WGA strike of 1988]], the show's producers were forced to use non-union writers who probably hadn't seen the first four seasons up to that point.
12th Jul '17 10:14:54 PM Linda58
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10572666/chapters/23361390 Prophecy of the end]]'', set immediately after the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 4 premier, Doctor Fate teleports into the team's bunker and tells them he's "of magic". When Laurel expresses disbelief, he dryly points out they know about Metahumans and ''just saw'' that Damien Darhk has magic. The team quickly concede the point.
** Shortly after that, Diggle is skeptical that he could have delivered a real prophecy only for Laurel to comment:
-->"After seeing Damien Darhk suck the life out of that guy with his hands, there’s nothing I won’t believe."
9th Jul '17 12:52:44 PM Beedle
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** This attitude is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in "The Undebunkable", where he argues that [[AnAesop doubting and mistrusting everything you see is just as bad as believing everything you see]], as it can lead to the ConspiracyTheorist mindset.
5th Jul '17 11:32:00 AM Benthelame
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** The trailer for the last installment, there is a character that deems herself a scientist and says [[CriticalResearchFailure "I choose not to believe in ghosts."]] Yep. [[TooDumbToLive You just can't help but wonder...]].
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