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14th Feb '17 8:57:04 AM Anicomicgeek
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* At the start of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'', Batman expressed disbrief about magic causing people to commit random acts of violence (as they're seeing demons instead of normal people), despite one: being set in the same ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies universe that started with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' and thus Shazam is a founding member of the League; two: ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' (in the movie before this one in this continuity) featuring Trigon as the main villain; and three: in addition to Superman mentioning Shazam and Wonder Woman mentioning Trigo, the latter also mentioned {{Noodle Incident}}s involving Circe and Felix Faust--the last of whom even appears in the movie.

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* At the start of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'', Batman expressed disbrief about magic causing people to commit random acts of violence (as they're seeing demons instead of normal people), despite one: One: being set in the same ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies universe that started with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' and thus Shazam is a founding member of the League; two: Two: ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' (in the movie before this one in this continuity) featuring Trigon as the main villain; and three: in addition to Superman mentioning Shazam and Wonder Woman mentioning Trigo, Trigon, the latter also mentioned {{Noodle Incident}}s involving Circe and Felix Faust--the last of whom even appears in the movie.
14th Feb '17 8:42:45 AM Anicomicgeek
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* At the start of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'', Batman expressed disbrief about magic causing people to commit random acts of violence (as they're seeing demons instead of normal people), despite one: being set in the same ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies universe that started with ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' and thus Shazam is a founding member of the League; two: ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'' (in the movie before this one in this continuity) featuring Trigon as the main villain; and three: in addition to Superman mentioning Shazam and Wonder Woman mentioning Trigo, the latter also mentioned {{Noodle Incident}}s involving Circe and Felix Faust--the last of whom even appears in the movie.
31st Jan '17 6:07:12 PM mkmlp
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* In ''FanFic/PrincessTrixieSparkle'' after being victims of a FreakyFridayFlip, The Mane Six have trouble believing in such thing as a magical gem that can swap bodies. The same Mane Six, that live in magical world where their princesses move The Sun and The Moom, magic is common place, and they themselves have repeatedly used ThePowerOfFriendship to defeat {{Physical God}}s, shape shifters, and a [[RealityWarper reality warping chimera]] can't wrap their heads around a magical gem.
28th Jan '17 1:55:41 PM ShorinBJ
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** In "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E4Relics Relics]]" the crew is shocked to discover that a DysonSphere can actually exist. This from members of a society where teleportation, faster-than-light travel, and sentient androids are common.

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** %%** In "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E4Relics Relics]]" the crew is shocked to discover that a DysonSphere can actually exist. This from members of a society where teleportation, faster-than-light travel, and sentient androids are common. NOTE: The point wasn't that they thought it couldn't exist, but that building one is an ENORMOUS undertaking -- imagine building a metal sphere enclosing the entire Solar System.



** Stefan may learn his lesson from this, since in the next season it's his brother Damon who finds the possible existence of werewolves ridiculous. To be fair, he explicitly points out that he would have expected to run into some before in his century-and-a-half wandering the earth.

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** Stefan may learn his lesson from this, since in the next season it's his brother Damon who finds the possible existence of werewolves ridiculous. To be fair, he explicitly points out that he would have expected to run into some before in his century-and-a-half wandering the earth.Earth.
24th Jan '17 7:36:27 PM Arkhia
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* In ''See the Stars'' [[spoiler:repli-]]Ada lives in a galaxy where killer robots, ascended beings and genetic semi-magical powers are a day-to-day occurrence, but she refuses to believe that ghosts exist. [[spoiler:As it turns out, she was right. It was a glitch in the algorithm.]]
22nd Jan '17 4:38:45 PM dunicha
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** Mostly subverted: while Hermione's refusal to believe in Crumple-Horned Snorkacks might appear to be this at first but there's documented evidence for vampires and thestrals, but none for the Snorkack. It's rather like saying [[IfJesusThenAliens if apes exist, Bigfoot must exist, too]].

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** Mostly subverted: while Hermione's refusal to believe in Crumple-Horned Snorkacks might appear to be this at first first, but there's documented evidence for vampires and thestrals, but none for the Snorkack. It's rather like saying [[IfJesusThenAliens if apes exist, Bigfoot must exist, too]].
22nd Jan '17 12:16:17 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'': In a world where ogres, trolls and dragons are a common ocurrence all humans in the setting think that the gummi bears are just "fairy tale characters".[[note]] until they meet one, of course[[/note]]
19th Jan '17 4:18:55 PM dmcreif
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** In Season 2, Matt is extremely skeptical about mysticism, even when directly confronting the Hand and seeing things that should be impossible like resurrection of the dead, even when the world has faced several alien invasions and Norse Gods walk the streets. Even Claire as a medical professional is more willing to point out the weirdness surrounding the Hand. Stick points out that as a Catholic, Matt shouldn't have a problem with believing resurrection can happen, given that his faith is based on [[{{Jesus}} one guy]] doing that.

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** In Season 2, Matt is extremely skeptical about mysticism, even when directly confronting the Hand and seeing things that should be impossible like resurrection of the dead, even when the world has faced several alien invasions and Norse Gods walk the streets. Even Claire as a medical professional is more willing to point out the weirdness surrounding the Hand. Stick points out that as a Catholic, Matt shouldn't have a problem with believing resurrection can happen, given that his faith is based on [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} one guy]] doing that.
19th Jan '17 4:16:55 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'':
** Subverted in "In the Blood". During a meeting at a diner, Karen Page tells Ben Urich that she was saved from Rance by a man in a mask, he at first is skeptical, but concedes, "Stranger things, huh?" because a masked vigilante is far from the craziest thing he's ever heard of. Which makes sense given that he has framed front-page articles (presumably written by him) about the Hulk's fight in Harlem and the alien invasion.
** Played with when James Wesley visits the Russians to tell them that the issues they're having with the "Man in the Mask" are interrupting Wilson Fisk's entire operation:

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'':
''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** Subverted in In "In the Blood". During a meeting at a diner, Karen Page tells Ben Urich that she was saved from Rance by a man in a mask, he at first is skeptical, but concedes, "Stranger things, huh?" because a masked vigilante is far from the craziest thing he's ever heard of. Which makes sense given that he has framed front-page articles (presumably written by him) about the Hulk's fight in Harlem and the alien invasion.
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Blood," James Wesley visits the Russians to tell them that the issues they're having with the "Man in the Mask" are interrupting Wilson Fisk's entire operation:



** Wilson Fisk even justifies the trope by saying, "You really think one man in a silly little costume can make a difference?" Fisk can say this because he gained his foothold in Hell's Kitchen in part because of the fallout from the Chitauri invasion. From Fisk's perspective, while heroes might save the world, they haven't done anything about crime, corruption, greed, poverty, and urban decay. Until now, that is.

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** Subverted in the very scene after that. Karen Page is at a diner talking with Ben Urich, talking about how she was saved from Rance by a man in a black mask. Ben at first is skeptical, but concedes, "Stranger things, huh?" because a masked vigilante is far from the craziest thing he's ever heard of. Which makes sense given that he has framed front-page articles in his office about [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk the Harlem Terror]] and [[Film/TheAvengers2012 "The Incident"]].
** Wilson Fisk even justifies the trope by saying, at one point while taking on Matt, "You really think one man in a silly little costume can make a difference?" Fisk can say this because he gained his foothold in Hell's Kitchen in part because of the fallout from the Chitauri invasion. "The Incident". From Fisk's perspective, while heroes the Avengers might save the world, but they haven't done anything about crime, corruption, greed, poverty, and urban decay. [[Series/TheDefenders2017 Until now, that is.]]
**In Season 2, Matt is extremely skeptical about mysticism, even when directly confronting the Hand and seeing things that should be impossible like resurrection of the dead, even when the world has faced several alien invasions and Norse Gods walk the streets. Even Claire as a medical professional is more willing to point out the weirdness surrounding the Hand. Stick points out that as a Catholic, Matt shouldn't have a problem with believing resurrection can happen, given that his faith is based on [[{{Jesus}} one guy]] doing that.
18th Jan '17 4:30:36 PM NNinja
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** Edgeworth lampshades his own Arbitrary Skepticism when he scoffs at the impossibility of spiritual power, then finds himself [[spoiler:[[PsychicPowers looking for any of the "Psycholocks" produced by Phoenix's magatama that would indicate that Iris is lying]]]].

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** Edgeworth lampshades his own Arbitrary Skepticism when he scoffs at the impossibility of spiritual power, then finds himself [[spoiler:[[PsychicPowers looking for any of the "Psycholocks" produced by Phoenix's magatama that would indicate that Iris is lying]]]].hiding something]]]].
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