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20th Jun '16 8:35:24 AM caughtbluehanded
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* In "Beyond Belief," a show from Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour wherein a married couple solve supernatural mysteries together:
-->'''Sadie:''' Frank, when did you decide there's no possible such thing as a talking dog? Was it [[CallBack when we met a cat-headed goddess?]] Oh--was it [[OurVampiresAreDifferent when I turned into a vampire and back in an evening?]] Or was it [[RuleOfThree when a genie granted us three wishes of our very own?]]
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19th Jun '16 12:06:17 AM Doug86
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* The Comicbook/GreenLantern known as Saarek has the power to communicate with the dead. Despite using it to great effect, the other Lanterns doubt his talent.

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* The Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern known as Saarek has the power to communicate with the dead. Despite using it to great effect, the other Lanterns doubt his talent.



* In the failed ''Film/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' pilot, Comicbook/TheAtom says that the idea of a villain controlling the weather is physically impossible. This is despite the fact that he's saying this to [[Comicbook/TheFlash a man who can run at superhuman speeds]] and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern another man who has a ring that can conjure up anything he can imagine]], or that he himself can shrink down to subatomic levels.

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* In the failed ''Film/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' pilot, Comicbook/TheAtom says that the idea of a villain controlling the weather is physically impossible. This is despite the fact that he's saying this to [[Comicbook/TheFlash a man who can run at superhuman speeds]] and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern another man who has a ring that can conjure up anything he can imagine]], or that he himself can shrink down to subatomic levels.



** In an early episode, ComicBook/GreenLantern doesn't believe a story Franchise/TheFlash is telling him about a talking gorilla, before Flash calls him out:

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** In an early episode, ComicBook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern doesn't believe a story Franchise/TheFlash is telling him about a talking gorilla, before Flash calls him out:
14th Jun '16 7:57:12 PM Some_Person
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* Despite WebVideo/CaptainDisillusion being all about debunking hoax videos and remaining skeptical, the titular Captain D doesn't question [[DeadpanSnarker wisecracking]] living lens flares, [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]] floating heads, and the other weird things he encounters.
13th Jun '16 12:04:06 AM jormis29
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* Tommy of ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' doesn't believe in what his grandfather is trying to tell him about his mystical heritage. This is understandable at the game start, but is a little strange that his beliefs are nearly unchanged after dying multiple times, visiting two different afterlifes, routinely separating his spirit from his body and running around a giant bio-mechanical spaceship. In fact, when Tommy first expresses his disbelief over the spirit world, while ''in'' the spirit world, to ''the glowing blue ghost of his dead grandfather'', said grandfather just stares at him in a way that lampshades the absurdity more than words ever could.

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* Tommy of ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' ''VideoGame/Prey2006'' doesn't believe in what his grandfather is trying to tell him about his mystical heritage. This is understandable at the game start, but is a little strange that his beliefs are nearly unchanged after dying multiple times, visiting two different afterlifes, routinely separating his spirit from his body and running around a giant bio-mechanical spaceship. In fact, when Tommy first expresses his disbelief over the spirit world, while ''in'' the spirit world, to ''the glowing blue ghost of his dead grandfather'', said grandfather just stares at him in a way that lampshades the absurdity more than words ever could.
7th Jun '16 2:53:56 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Barbas mocks the Dragonborn for the fact that despite living in a world filled with magic, JerkassGods, PettingZooPeople and now ''[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]]'', why are they honestly questioning that a ''dog'' just walked up and spoke to them?

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', one quest starts with the player encountering a talking dog named Barbas. If you express disbelief, Barbas mocks the Dragonborn for the fact that despite living in a world filled with magic, JerkassGods, PettingZooPeople and now ''[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]]'', why are they honestly questioning that a ''dog'' just walked up and spoke to them?you thusly:
4th Jun '16 4:57:35 AM Perseus
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** Professor Hojo occasionally falls into this. He has two one-of-a-kind species in his lab at one point, he's trying to clone an ancient race of magic-using humans who no longer exist (Aerith is half-Cetra), he accepts that the Planet's giant self-defense Eldritch Abominations exist with little more than a shrug, his company uses souls to make batteries...yet he's openly hostile to any mention of magic (particularly absurd given that you can go to shops in most any town and buy orbs that allow you to cast spells) and he refuses to believe Chaos is a real thing until Vincent transforms right in front of him. Apparently, he thought Vincent's ressurrection after Chaos supposedly fused with him was a total coincidence.

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** Professor Hojo occasionally falls into this. He has two one-of-a-kind species in his lab at one point, he's trying to clone an ancient race of magic-using humans who no longer exist (Aerith is half-Cetra), he accepts that the Planet's giant self-defense Eldritch Abominations exist with little more than a shrug, his company uses souls to make batteries...yet he's openly hostile to any mention of magic (particularly absurd given that you can go to shops in most any town and buy orbs that allow you to cast spells) and he refuses to believe Chaos is a real thing until Vincent transforms right in front of him. Apparently, he thought Vincent's ressurrection after Chaos supposedly fused with him was a total coincidence.
3rd Jun '16 10:40:18 AM Doug86
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* In the pilot webisode of ''Series/{{Danger 5}}, the Colonel scoffs at the idea that Hitler has bulletproof BodyguardBabes. The Colonel himself is a man with an eagle's head, fighting WorldWarII in TheSixties.

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* In the pilot webisode of ''Series/{{Danger 5}}, the Colonel scoffs at the idea that Hitler has bulletproof BodyguardBabes. The Colonel himself is a man with an eagle's head, fighting WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in TheSixties.
27th May '16 1:48:14 PM Doug86
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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': Kaworu isn't human but an [[{{EldritchAbomination}} Angel]]. Still, when Shinji states that he owes his PsychicPowers to daemon training, Kaworu replies that's ridiculous because there's not such a thing like daemons.

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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': Kaworu isn't human but an [[{{EldritchAbomination}} [[EldritchAbomination Angel]]. Still, when Shinji states that he owes his PsychicPowers to daemon training, Kaworu replies that's ridiculous because there's not such a thing like daemons.



** Harry had always assumed that "The Outer Gates" were merely a metaphorical limit to keep Wizards from delving too deep into ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow, despite having personally encountered an Outsider in his youth as well as being acquaintances with a Wizard known as the Gatekeeper. He finds out during the events of ''Literature/ColdDays'' that they're an actual location at the edge of reality, and are under constant siege from [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] seeking to invade our universe.

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** Harry had always assumed that "The Outer Gates" were merely a metaphorical limit to keep Wizards from delving too deep into ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow, despite having personally encountered an Outsider in his youth as well as being acquaintances with a Wizard known as the Gatekeeper. He finds out during the events of ''Literature/ColdDays'' that they're an actual location at the edge of reality, and are under constant siege from [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s seeking to invade our universe.



** Hawkgirl's case is because in ancient times, her people worshiped EldritchAbominations that they got rid of with the discoveyr of Nth-Metal. Her struggle in accepting faith and in higher powers is do to this past and she does try and understand.

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** Hawkgirl's case is because in ancient times, her people worshiped EldritchAbominations {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that they got rid of with the discoveyr discovery of Nth-Metal. Her struggle in accepting faith and in higher powers is do to this past and she does try and understand.
27th May '16 9:34:33 AM Kirayoshi
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** In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs On a Spaceship"]], John Riddell has no problem with a spaceship full of dinosaurs (it's established that he has had adventures with the Doctor prior to this episode so we must assume he has seen some strange things), but declares the Silurians, and the idea that the ship is some sort of dinosaur ark, to be "tommy-rot". Nefertiti, who came along on this adventure as well, preferred to take things at face value, [[BelligerentSexualTension admonishing Riddell]]; "Only an idiot denies the senses of their own eyes!"

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** In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs On a Spaceship"]], Spaceship]]", John Riddell has no problem with a spaceship full of dinosaurs (it's established that he has had adventures with the Doctor prior to this episode so we must assume he has seen some strange things), but declares the Silurians, and the idea that the ship is some sort of dinosaur ark, to be "tommy-rot". "tommy-rot". Nefertiti, who came along on this adventure as well, preferred to take things at face value, [[BelligerentSexualTension admonishing Riddell]]; "Only an idiot denies the senses of their own eyes!"
27th May '16 9:32:50 AM Kirayoshi
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** In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs On a Spaceship"]], John Riddell has no problem with a spaceship full of dinosaurs (it's established that he has had adventures with the Doctor prior to this episode so we must assume he has seen some strange things), but declares the Silurians, and the idea that the ship is some sort of dinosaur ark, to be "tommy-rot". Nefertiti, who came along on this adventure as well, preferred to take things at face value, [[BelligerentSexualTension admonishing Riddell]]; "Only an idiot denies the senses of their own eyes!"
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