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18th Apr '18 11:28:50 AM bitemytail
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** Genestealers. Apparently, after three generations of hybrids getting progressively more and more human (which presumably means that the Genestealer DNA is getting more and more diluted), a fourth-generation hybrid has a chance of being... a purestrain Genestealer. Yes, it's alien DNA (and thus presumably subject to somewhat different rules), and yes, purestrain Genestealers are awesome, but come on.
*** Genestealers alter the target's DNA when they reproduce, thus making the offspring closer and closer to purestrain with each passing generation until the 4th.
8th Apr '18 12:50:06 PM HarmoniousLitter
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** A more likely reason would be if it was carried on the X chromosome and recessive, with no matching section on the Y chromosome. This would make it work like a form of Green/Red colour blindness in real-life humans.
1st Apr '18 2:10:40 PM wrpen99
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24th Mar '18 2:38:55 AM sylvae
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** Neutered cats are portrayed as sluggish and fat. This is a reason why [[AnimalsFearNeutering cats fear humans]]. Learning about neutering helps persuade Rusty to run away to [=ThunderClan=]. This is an old myth. Cats, or dogs for that matter, don't become less active due to being spayed or neutered.

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** Neutered cats are portrayed as sluggish and fat. This is a reason why [[AnimalsFearNeutering cats fear humans]]. Learning about neutering helps persuade Rusty to run away to [=ThunderClan=]. This is an old myth. Cats, or dogs for that matter, don't become less active due to being spayed or neutered. Though given the feline characters are semi-anthropomorphised, one can assume their dislike of any other species that neuters them for convenience is valid. How would humans feel about another species who did that to them?
22nd Mar '18 12:05:57 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The reason arachnids and other invertebrates don't get as big as they do also has to do with their body structure; if a spider grew to the size of a human, much less a building, it would collapse under its own weight. A two-foot drop is enough to completely shatter a tarantula's body.
*** Related to that, scientists use a paralyzing agent to make spiders fall out of a tree in the film. Despite falling more than a hundred feet, the spiders survive. In the real world, that fall would have killed each and every spider; their bodies simply could not handle that much force.

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** The reason arachnids and other invertebrates don't get as big as they do also has to do with their body structure; if a spider grew to the size of a human, much less a building, it would collapse under its own weight. A two-foot drop is enough to completely shatter a tarantula's body.
*** Related to that, scientists
Scientists use a paralyzing agent to make spiders fall out of a tree in the film. Despite falling more than a hundred feet, the spiders survive. In the real world, that fall would have killed each and every spider; their bodies simply could not handle that much force.



%%* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', cops in Mr. Freeze's lair scream "My lungs!! My LUNGS are FREEZING!!" courtesy of some freezing gas by the icy villain. How, pray tell, does Creator/JoelSchumacher explain their ability to form sounds, much less ''scream'', when their ''lungs'' are freezing?



* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the head scientist, while referring to the still-a-sample Leeloo, says "I can't wait to meet him.", even though he has complete access to her DNA, so he ''really'' should be able to notice the lack of a Y chromosome. So he either a) misled the general for no good reason, b) gave Leeloo a GenderBender for no good reason, or c) he's incredibly incompetent and has this job [[RuleOfThree for no good reason]]
* Similarly, a Creator/{{Syfy}} remake of ''Film/TheFly'' has a man crushed in an open-shafted elevator (literally, the elevator "shaft" is a chain fence with no gate), it causes his eyes to bulge out while his face turns red, until his head pops and deflates like a whoopie cushion. Where is his skull? Never mind the weight of an open-air elevator being lowered that slowly wouldn't be enough to cause that much damage, most likely just pressing the lungs until he asphyxiated.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'':
** While most of the less-than-realistic aspects of the films can be attributed to RuleOfCool and/or RuleOfFunny, there's a scene in the 1993 ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII'' in which one of the human characters feeds Baby Godzilla a leaf. This would be fine and dandy, if Godzilla's species wasn't already established to be carnivorous (Godzillasaurus looks like a jumbo-sized ''T. rex'') and that Baby Godzilla clearly has teeth better suited for tearing apart flesh rather than munching on veggies. It's worth noting, though, that ''omnivory'' is far from exceptional for theropods; crocodylians and birds both engage in habitual omnivorous behaviour, thus theropods likely did it, too.
** [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} The 1998 American Remake]] ''constantly'' showed Zilla running at a rather high speed. People, there's a '''very''' good reason why very large animals (IE: Elephants, ''Apatosaurus'', ''Tyrannosaurus'', etc.) don't move fast (or don't run very often). To put it nicely, if Zilla were to trip while running that fast, he'd ''splatter'' all over the pavement when he fell.
*** Speaking of "a rather high speed" -- Zilla successfully chases down AH-64 Apache helicopters -- capable of maximum level speed[[note]]And yes, [[AcrophobicBird they don't attempt fly upwards]].[[/note]] of 160kts (~184 mph/296 km/h) -- making it easily the fastest terrestrial animal ever.
*** In the film, the reason why [[HollywoodTactics infrared guided anti-aircraft Sidewinder missiles]] [[JustPlaneWrong fired from AH-64 Apaches]] failed to lock on Zilla is because it's [[LiteralMetaphor "cold blooded"]]. In our universe, an [[SquareCubeLaw animal of that size]] would be (at the very least) a red-hot [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantothermy bulk homeotherm]].
*** This is actually a common mistake -- being warm-blooded (or cold-blooded) does NOT mean your blood is literally warm (or cold); it means your body has (or lacks) built-in mechanisms of keeping your body temperature at a constant level, independent from the environment -- but, well, homoiothermy (or poikilothermy) does not sound that simple.
** [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} Once again]], the [[SquareCubeLaw square cube]] limit on size as usual puts a crimp in giant monster viability in our universe, so we can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the movie.

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* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the head scientist, while referring to the still-a-sample Leeloo, says "I can't wait to meet him.", even though he has complete access to her DNA, so he ''really'' should be able to notice the lack of a Y chromosome. So he either a) misled the general for no good reason, b) gave Leeloo a GenderBender for no good reason, or c) he's incredibly incompetent and has this job [[RuleOfThree for no good reason]]
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* Similarly, a A Creator/{{Syfy}} remake of ''Film/TheFly'' has a man crushed in an open-shafted elevator (literally, the elevator "shaft" is a chain fence with no gate), it causes his eyes to bulge out while his face turns red, until his head pops and deflates like a whoopie cushion. Where is his skull? Never mind the weight of an open-air elevator being lowered that slowly wouldn't be enough to cause that much damage, most likely just pressing the lungs until he asphyxiated.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'':
** While most
''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'': Along with the breaking of the less-than-realistic aspects of the films can be attributed to RuleOfCool and/or RuleOfFunny, there's SquareCubeLaw preventing a scene in the 1993 ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII'' in which one of the human characters feeds Baby Godzilla a leaf. This would be fine and dandy, if Godzilla's species wasn't already established to be carnivorous (Godzillasaurus monster that looks like a jumbo-sized ''T. rex'') and that Baby Godzilla clearly has teeth better suited for tearing apart flesh rather than munching on veggies. It's worth noting, though, from reaching that ''omnivory'' is far from exceptional for theropods; crocodylians and birds both engage in habitual omnivorous behaviour, thus theropods likely did it, too.
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** [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} The 1998 American Remake]] ''constantly'' showed Zilla running 1998}}
*** Godzilla runs
at a rather high speed. People, there's a '''very''' good reason why very speed, at one point chasing down an attack helicopter. Coinciding with the SquareCubeLaw, large animals (IE: Elephants, ''Apatosaurus'', ''Tyrannosaurus'', etc.) don't move fast (or don't run very often). To put it nicely, real-world creatures a fraction of Godzilla's size would splatter if Zilla were to trip while running they ever tripped moving that fast, he'd ''splatter'' all over fast. And this ignores the pavement when he fell.
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physics of "a rather high speed" -- Zilla successfully chases down AH-64 Apache helicopters -- capable of maximum level speed[[note]]And yes, [[AcrophobicBird they don't attempt fly upwards]].[[/note]] of 160kts (~184 mph/296 km/h) -- making it easily the fastest terrestrial animal ever.
*** In the film, the
getting a creature with that much mass moving at that speed using anything close to real-world biology.
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reason why [[HollywoodTactics infrared guided anti-aircraft Sidewinder missiles]] [[JustPlaneWrong fired from AH-64 Apaches]] failed to lock on Zilla Godzilla is because it's [[LiteralMetaphor "cold blooded"]]. In our universe, an [[SquareCubeLaw animal of that size]] would be (at the very least) a red-hot [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantothermy bulk homeotherm]].
*** This is actually a common mistake -- being warm-blooded (or cold-blooded) does NOT mean your blood is
Cold-blooded creatures don't literally warm (or cold); it means your body has (or lacks) have cold blood. They lacks built-in mechanisms of keeping your their body temperature at a constant level, independent from the environment -- but, well, homoiothermy (or poikilothermy) does not sound that simple.
** [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} Once again]], the [[SquareCubeLaw square cube]] limit on size as usual puts a crimp in giant monster viability in our universe, so we can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the movie.
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** The premise of the movie (and the book). If the amber-preserved blood was any more than 1 million years old, the DNA would have been irrecoverably decomposed, no matter what it was preserved in. Cloning extinct species from before 1 million years ago is impossible. Also, if the DNA were available, we have absolutely no idea how to turn that DNA into a viable dinosaur egg. You'd need complete information about how the oviducts of that particular species operated even to get started, and we don't even have any fossils of dinosaur oviducts, let alone a clue as to their gestational duration, average internal temperature, etc. It's possible Crichton knew, but bent things ''[[ArtMajorBiology on purpose]]''. It's probably a good thing we don't know how to make living dinosaurs. That would be like giving 5-year-olds dynamite. (On the other hand, however, species that went extinct due to people, such as mammoths, are perfectly fine.)
** One more for the road: The Lysine plan. A plan to limit the growth of the dinosaurs by making them dependent on the amino acid Lysine, by taking away their ability to produce it themselves. ''Any'' first-year biochemistry student could tell you that Lysine is an essential amino acid, i.e., most modern-day vertebrates (including crocodiles and sharks; superorders who existed in the Jurassic period) can't produce it either. And we make do without it, because we get Lysine from our gut flora or by eating things containing Lysine (practically anything made from plant matter, or meat from things that have eaten plant matter, or who have eaten things that have eaten things that have eaten plant- oh, you get the point). The Lysine plan is a great way to limit growth of genetically modified bacteria, who depend on Lysine in the media if they can't make it themselves. For vertebrates, who obtains it from eating things anyway, it's not. The book at least acknowledges this as an in-universe whopper by [=InGen=]'s scientists (who probably slept through their first-year classes), as it turns out it was no hindrance to the Dinosaurs whatsoever.

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** The premise of the movie (and the book). If the amber-preserved blood was any more than 1 million years old, the DNA would have been irrecoverably decomposed, no matter what it was preserved in. Cloning extinct species from before 1 million years ago is impossible. Also, if the DNA were available, we have absolutely no idea how to turn that DNA into a viable dinosaur egg. You'd need complete information about how the oviducts of that particular species operated even to get started, and we don't even have any fossils of dinosaur oviducts, let alone a clue as to their gestational duration, average internal temperature, etc. It's possible Crichton knew, but bent things ''[[ArtMajorBiology on purpose]]''. It's probably a good thing we don't know how to make living dinosaurs. That would be like giving 5-year-olds dynamite. (On the other hand, however, species that went extinct due to people, such as mammoths, are perfectly fine.) \n
** One more for the road: The Lysine plan. A plan to limit the growth of the dinosaurs by making them dependent on the amino acid Lysine, by taking away their ability to produce it themselves. ''Any'' first-year biochemistry student could tell you that Lysine is an essential amino acid, i.e., most acid. Most modern-day vertebrates (including crocodiles and sharks; superorders who that existed in the Jurassic period) can't produce it either. And we make do without it, because we get Lysine from our gut flora or by eating things containing Lysine (practically anything made from plant matter, or meat from things that have eaten plant matter, or who have eaten things that have eaten things that have eaten plant- oh, you get the point). Lysine. The Lysine plan is a great way to limit growth of genetically modified bacteria, who which depend on Lysine in the media if they can't make it themselves. For vertebrates, who obtains that obtain it from eating things anyway, it's not. The book at least acknowledges this as an in-universe whopper by [=InGen=]'s scientists (who probably slept through their first-year classes), scientists, as it turns out it was no hindrance to the Dinosaurs dinosaurs whatsoever.



* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Agent Smith gives a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] on how humans are viruses, because they don't instinctively develop an equilibrium with their environment like other mammals and instead breed until they can't support themselves and have to move on. In reality, mammals do not instinctively do that, and equilibrium is something forced on them (thus why mammals who are introduced to a new area can be so destructive at first). And on the other side, there are plenty of viruses that can inhabit a person but not kill them and form their own equilibrium like many of those diseases that never really leave your system but also don't cause major symptoms. Given [[KillAllHumans Smith's personality]] however, it's possible that he's just lying.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Agent Smith gives a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] on how humans are viruses, because they don't instinctively develop an equilibrium with their environment like other mammals and instead breed until they can't support themselves and have to move on. In reality, mammals animals do not instinctively do that, and equilibrium is something forced on them (thus why mammals who animals that are introduced to a new area can be so destructive at first). And on destructive). Humans simply have the power to push past those opposing forces. On the other side, there are plenty of viruses that can inhabit a person but not kill them and form their own equilibrium equilibrium, like many of those diseases that never really leave your system but also don't cause major symptoms. Given [[KillAllHumans Smith's personality]] however, it's possible that he's just lying.



** The things they do with DNA in that movie are basically like having a character look at a single page worth of ones and zeroes, and say, "That's a Flash game."
*** More accurately, based on the "information" the characters are looking at, it'd be like looking at a single page of ones and zeroes and being able to say, "That's a Flash game that's a Roguelike-FPS hybrid with a unique motion-based input scheme. The color palette is a little too red, the Sword of Stan is OP, and there's a secret room behind the painting in Level 3 put there because the developer was having a bad day because his wife left him for their goldfish trainer." It's really a pretty embarrassing moment for biology, although physics doesn't fare a whole hell of a lot better for ''big'' stretches of the movie.
* The Spleen from ''Film/MysteryMen'' is an in-character example, as he named himself for an organ that has nothing to do with his [[{{Fartillery}} superpower]].

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** The things they do with DNA in that movie are basically like having a character look at a single page worth of ones and zeroes, and say, "That's a Flash game."
*** More accurately, based on the "information" the characters are looking at, it'd be like looking at a single page of ones and zeroes and being able to say, "That's a Flash game that's a Roguelike-FPS hybrid with a unique motion-based input scheme. The color palette is a little too red, the Sword of Stan is OP, and there's a secret room behind the painting in Level 3 put there because the developer was having a bad day because his wife left him for their goldfish trainer." It's really a pretty embarrassing moment for biology, although physics doesn't fare a whole hell of a lot better for ''big'' stretches of the movie.
* The Spleen from ''Film/MysteryMen'' is an in-character example, as he named himself for an organ that has nothing to do with his [[{{Fartillery}} superpower]].{{Fartillery}} superpower.



* ''Film/Piranha3D'' contains an idea so JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly stupid that it may very well have been put in just to make the dumbest people in the audience feel smart when they realized that it was impossible. The Piranha survived two million years in an enclosed cavern through CANNIBALISM!!!! It's like they took ''Film/TheMatrix'''s bio-battery lunacy and [[UpToEleven turned it up to]] [[MemeticMutation OVER 9000!!!!!!]]. For those of you who were absent the day they taught about food chains in Middle School, the general rule of thumb is that every predator gets about 10% of the energy his prey took in. So, every generation of piranha should have lost 10/11 of their population. Even assuming they magically preserved 90% of the energy, they wouldn't have made it that long without producers in their food chain! And just to add insult to injury at the end of the movie we find out [[spoiler:they've been fighting the babies, which are apparently as big as their full-grown prehistoric ancestors. So, apparently, this process made them BIGGER]].
* ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''. After being killed the scorpion cools down, even though it's cold blooded and should have already been at the same temperature as the surrounding air.

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* ''Film/Piranha3D'' contains an idea so JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly stupid that it may very well have been put in just to make the dumbest people in the audience feel smart when they realized that it was impossible. ''Film/Piranha3D'': The Piranha survived two million years in an enclosed cavern through CANNIBALISM!!!! It's like they took ''Film/TheMatrix'''s bio-battery lunacy and [[UpToEleven turned it up to]] [[MemeticMutation OVER 9000!!!!!!]]. For those of you who were absent the day they taught about food chains in Middle School, the general rule of thumb is that every cannibalism. Every predator gets about 10% of the energy his prey took in. So, every generation of piranha should have lost 10/11 of their population. Even assuming they magically preserved 90% of the energy, they wouldn't have made it that long without producers in their food chain! And just to add insult to injury at the end of the movie we find out [[spoiler:they've been fighting the babies, which are apparently as big as their full-grown prehistoric ancestors. So, apparently, this process made them BIGGER]].
* ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''. After being killed the scorpion cools down, even though it's cold blooded and should have already been at the same temperature as the surrounding air.
bigger]].



* In ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'', does Kyle [=MacLachlan=]'s penis exist in the midst of his stomach? A double case of this and AnatomicallyImpossibleSex.
* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' is a horrendous violator of biology, and ignores rules which they mention within the film. The film is not meant to be serious, it is simply silly fun, and the day is actually saved because one character [[IKnowMortalKombat knows Mortal Kombat]], but the biology does not even deserve an "F;" it gets an "Incomplete" because it did not even show up to enough classes to qualify as a full-time student:

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* In ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'', does Kyle [=MacLachlan=]'s penis exist in the midst of his stomach? A double case of this and AnatomicallyImpossibleSex.
* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'' is a horrendous violator of plays fast and loose with biology, and ignores rules which they mention within the film. The film is not meant to be serious, it is simply silly fun, and the day is actually saved because one character [[IKnowMortalKombat knows Mortal Kombat]], but the biology does not even deserve an "F;" it gets an "Incomplete" because it did not even show up to enough classes to qualify as a full-time student:[[PlayedForLaughs mostly for laughs]].
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* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'':
** Tarzan's often able to win over others' sympathy through his eyes, including the gorillas. In reality, gorillas do not like direct eye contact, perceiving it as a challenge. Locking eyes with one of them is demanding a fight.
** A human walking on his knuckles as Tarzan does would be extremely painful, and cause severe damage to the bones in the hands. Gorillas get away with this due to thicker knuckle bones and arms longer than their legs, unlike humans. As he's spent most of his life walking on all fours, Tarzan's pretty fortunate that his back isn't wrecked as well.
** Albeit with great difficulty, Tarzan does manage to physically hold Kerchak back to stop him from attacking Jane. Though it is difficult to gauge their strength with any precision, a silverback male gorilla usually tips the scales at about 400 pounds and is many times strong than any human. A human attempting to take on an angry silverback in real life would literally be crushed in a heartbeat.
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* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'':
** Tarzan's often able to win over others' sympathy through his eyes, including the gorillas. In reality, gorillas do not like direct eye contact, perceiving it as a challenge. Locking eyes with one of them is ''demanding'' a fight.
** A human walking on his knuckles as Tarzan does would be extremely painful, and cause severe damage to the bones in the hands. Gorillas get away with this due to thicker knuckle bones and arms longer than their legs, unlike humans. As he's spent most of his life walking on all fours, Tarzan's pretty fortunate that his back isn't wrecked as well.
** The alpha baboon has the colorful face of a mandrill, something real baboons lack.
** The female African elephants in the film are portrayed without tusks. Female Asian elephants have no tusks, but African ones do.
** PlayedForLaughs with Tantor's trunk, which he accurately uses as a snorkel like real elephants... and as a periscope, complete with radar noises! [[EyesDoNotBelongThere Does he have eyes inside his trunk]]? Or maybe it's just a visual representation of him sniffing?
** In a scene, gorillas are shown eating termites, fishing for them with sticks. While lowland gorillas do occasionally eat termites, only certain tribes of ''chimpanzees'' use a stick to fish for them.
** Sabor, the leopard that killed Tarzan's family when he was only an infant, is somehow still alive and dangerous when Tarzan is an adult in his early twenties, despite the fact that leopards don't usually live past their late teens. There are exceptions, but such an elderly cat would definitely ''not'' be so insanely fast and agile.
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* There seems to be some inconsistency as to whether Brutus and Nero from ''Disney/TheRescuers'' are alligators or crocodiles. If they are alligators (as the concept art for the movie implies) then their teeth are incorrect, being shown protruding instead of covered by the upper jaw.
16th Mar '18 2:28:03 PM Pichu-kun
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** Surgery in {{Manga/Naruto}} tends to work a bit like LEGO with anyone being able to put pieces of other people onto themselves with minimal effort. Eyes are repeatedly removed and given to other people. In once case a character manages to implant someone else's eye in his socket while sprinting. Another character managed to pull out his own eyes and put them into someone else's head without that other person noticing what had happened.

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** Surgery in {{Manga/Naruto}} ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'' tends to work a bit like LEGO with anyone being able to put pieces of other people onto themselves with minimal effort. Eyes are repeatedly removed and given to other people. In once case a character manages to implant someone else's eye in his socket while sprinting. Another character managed to pull out his own eyes and put them into someone else's head without that other person noticing what had happened.



* Played straight and averted in Creator/ChristopherPaolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. At one point, the BigBad sends [[ImplacableMan soldiers who are immune to pain]]. This seems to endow the soldiers with cockroach-like resilience, with them surviving hideous trauma and being able to move despite cut tendons and broken limbs. One takes dozens of arrows and still has to be beheaded. In reality, the injuries would kill them despite an immunity to pain. Averted in ''Inheritance'', where the irradiated Vroengard is full of mutants, suggesting Hollywood nuclear physics, but it is in fact a magical effect.
** This might be a homage to the ''Discworld'' series, which also frequently draws parallels between magic and radiation.

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* Played straight and averted in Creator/ChristopherPaolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. At one point, the BigBad sends [[ImplacableMan soldiers who are immune to pain]]. This seems to endow the soldiers with cockroach-like resilience, with them surviving hideous trauma and being able to move despite cut tendons and broken limbs. One takes dozens of arrows and still has to be beheaded. In reality, the injuries would kill them despite an immunity to pain. Averted in ''Inheritance'', where the irradiated Vroengard is full of mutants, suggesting Hollywood nuclear physics, but it is in fact a magical effect.
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effect. This might be a homage to the ''Discworld'' series, which also frequently draws parallels between magic and radiation.



** Realistically, a lot of the dogs would have a tougher time surviving than the wild than depicted. Sweet, for example, is a Greyhound. They're known for getting injured very easily and getting cold very easily, due to the low amount of fat on their bodies. Sweet still fares perfectly well in the cold environment and [[spoiler:is powerful enough to become an Alpha]].

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** Realistically, a lot of the dogs would have a tougher time surviving than the wild than depicted. Sweet, for example, is a Greyhound. They're Due to their low body fat, they're known for getting injured very easily and getting cold very easily, due to the low amount of fat on their bodies.easily. Sweet still fares perfectly well in the cold environment and [[spoiler:is powerful enough to become an Alpha]].



** The characters form packs like wolves. Studies have shown that domestic dogs don't do this. They scavenge or hunt smaller prey either individually or in parallel from one another.

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** The characters form packs like wolves. Studies have shown that domestic dogs don't do this. They scavenge or hunt (or hunt) smaller prey either individually or in parallel from one another.



** "She-cat" is not an actual term used when referring to cats. "Queen" or "molly" is more accurate.

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** "She-cat" is not an actual term used when referring to cats. "Queen" or "molly" is more accurate."Queen" in the seris refers exclusively to nursing mothers, except in the first few books where it was occasionally used for any female.



* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', When Daniel has to (quoting Wiki/TVTropes here), "drill a hole in the head of ''a corpse,''[sic] insert a copper tube into the hole, and stick yourself on the needle to give yourself an injection of a vaccine." God only knows if they're the same blood type or how long the body's been dead, if he had any infectious diseases, or if the antibodies have degraded and are no longer viable.
** Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} since the game takes place in 1839. Blood groups weren't starting to be identified until 1901. How blood-borne pathogens work and the intricacies of vaccinations was also not as well understood at the time.

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* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', When Daniel has to (quoting Wiki/TVTropes here), "drill a hole in the head of ''a corpse,''[sic] insert a copper tube into the hole, and stick yourself on the needle to give yourself an injection of a vaccine." God only knows if they're the same blood type or how long the body's been dead, if he had any infectious diseases, or if the antibodies have degraded and are no longer viable.
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viable. Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} since the game takes place in 1839. Blood groups weren't starting to be identified until 1901. How blood-borne pathogens work and the intricacies of vaccinations was also not as well understood at the time.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a few inaccuracies, though most can be forgiven since these are anthropomorphic sentient talking animals who bear little if any resemblence to what species they're actually supposed to be.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a few inaccuracies, though most can be forgiven since these are anthropomorphic sentient talking animals who bear little if any resemblence to what species they're actually supposed to be.be:



** In ''SonicUnleashed'', a RunningGag is Chip offering chocolate to whomever he meets. This includes Tails (a fox) and a phoenix (a giant bird). Chocolate is very bad for animals. Notably, Sonic is also able to consume chocolate, ice cream, and other things that would make a real hedgehog very sick, if not outright kill them.

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** In ''SonicUnleashed'', ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', a RunningGag is Chip offering chocolate to whomever he meets. This includes Tails (a fox) and a phoenix (a giant bird). Chocolate is very bad for animals. Notably, Sonic is also able to consume chocolate, ice cream, and other things that would make a real hedgehog very sick, if not outright kill them.them.
* ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'': PlayedForLaughs. Within the game's lore, whatever wins a Splatfest competition is legally the "correct" choice. Most are simple things like "Which is better: ketchup or mayonnaise?" however one was "Which came first: the chicken or the egg?". Pearl believes it was the chicken and Marina believes it was the egg. Chicken ended up winning. After losing, Marina notes that most scientists believe that the egg came first, but Pearl won't listen and says that the law is the law.
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