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18th Jun '16 1:34:33 AM Doug86
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* The physical complications listed above have caused some fans to speculate that Superman's power is not actually physical strength and invulnerability, but rather a form of telekinesis. For a while ComicBook/PostCrisis, that ''was'' the canon explanation of his powers in the comics. It still is the explanation of the powers of Superman's blatant MarvelUniverse {{Expy}} Gladiator.

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* The physical complications listed above have caused some fans to speculate that Superman's power is not actually physical strength and invulnerability, but rather a form of telekinesis. For a while ComicBook/PostCrisis, that ''was'' the canon explanation of his powers in the comics. It still is the explanation of the powers of Superman's blatant MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse {{Expy}} Gladiator.
13th Jun '16 3:50:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "Rain of Iron". A {{villain}} on Earth fires an iron ball at an asteroid in space. The ball bounces off the asteroid and flies back to Earth. If an iron ball hit an asteroid it would just embed itself, not bounce away like a rubber ball.

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* ''TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "Rain of Iron". A {{villain}} on Earth fires an iron ball at an asteroid in space. The ball bounces off the asteroid and flies back to Earth. If an iron ball hit an asteroid it would just embed itself, not bounce away like a rubber ball.
7th Jun '16 8:17:30 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Applies to nearly every MechaShow which lacks InertialDampening, ''especially'' those which feature {{Real Robot}}s bouncing around like pinballs. Although it's possible that the [[AppliedPhlebotinum phlebotinum du jour]] explains why the robot can move like that, most series fail to fully account for the effects of such violent acceleration on the ''pilot''. Methods used to avert this include, in order of increasing effectiveness, (1) reinforced pilot suits and anti-motion-sickness drugs (''VisualNovel/MuvLuvAlternative''), (2) suspending the pilot in a gel or liquid medium (''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''), (3) encasing the cockpit in some sort of ArtificialGravity field, possibly phlebotinum-powered (''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels, although [[AllThereInTheManual not explicitly stated]]).

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* Applies to nearly every MechaShow which lacks InertialDampening, ''especially'' those which feature {{Real Robot}}s bouncing around like pinballs. Although it's possible that the [[AppliedPhlebotinum phlebotinum du jour]] explains why the robot can move like that, most series fail to fully account for the effects of such violent acceleration on the ''pilot''. Methods used to avert this include, in order of increasing effectiveness, (1) reinforced pilot suits and anti-motion-sickness drugs (''VisualNovel/MuvLuvAlternative''), (2) suspending the pilot in a gel or liquid medium (''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''), (3) encasing the cockpit in some sort of ArtificialGravity field, possibly phlebotinum-powered (''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels, subsequent ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series, although [[AllThereInTheManual not explicitly stated]]).
15th Apr '16 4:08:12 PM Doug86
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* In the {{DCU}} Daxamites are vulnerable to ''lead radiation''--for those not familiar with the periodic table, lead is generally considered a ''stable'' element in its most common isotopes, meaning it is not vulnerable to spontaneous radioactive decay in the same way that, say, uranium is. (This has been retconned into a severe allergy to lead, even in trace atmospheric amounts.)

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* In the {{DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU Daxamites are vulnerable to ''lead radiation''--for those not familiar with the periodic table, lead is generally considered a ''stable'' element in its most common isotopes, meaning it is not vulnerable to spontaneous radioactive decay in the same way that, say, uranium is. (This has been retconned into a severe allergy to lead, even in trace atmospheric amounts.)
7th Apr '16 9:32:11 AM Adept
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* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. That aspect of the series, specially of the anime, makes for ''a lot'' of running gags in the Spanish fandom. [[http://www.lawebdefisica.com/humor/oliver/ There's even an article trying to explain why the characters seem able to bend physical laws to their will.]] So far, they've reached the conclusion that CaptainTsubasa's Japan is a little asteroid orbiting the Sun, wich would explain why you can't see the goal until you reach the penalty area or how [[InvincibleHero Tsubasa]] is able to [[InASingleBound jump twice the goal's height]] to score with his [[ThatOneAttack Scissors Kick]], due to Asteroidal Japan's smaller gravity.

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* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. That aspect of the series, specially of the anime, makes for ''a lot'' of running gags in the Spanish fandom. [[http://www.lawebdefisica.com/humor/oliver/ There's even an article trying to explain why the characters seem able to bend physical laws to their will.]] So far, they've reached the conclusion that CaptainTsubasa's Captain Tsubasa's Japan is a little asteroid orbiting the Sun, wich would explain why you can't see the goal until you reach the penalty area or how [[InvincibleHero Tsubasa]] is able to [[InASingleBound jump twice the goal's height]] to score with his [[ThatOneAttack Scissors Kick]], due to Asteroidal Japan's smaller gravity.
29th Mar '16 10:03:55 PM ObsidianFire
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* It's not like The Asylum is known for being on the deep end of the Moh's Hardness scale, but their 2014 film ''Asteroid vs Earth'' hinges on stupidity that may not even be quantifiable. Faced with an Earth destroying asteroid 1/4th the size and weight of the moon, one of the characters correctly informs the military that firing nukes at it won't work. He soon loses these GenreSavvy / Did his homework points by raising another plan, that requires that nukes be set off in and around the Ring of Fire in the Pacific. By doing so, he hopes to create a magnatude ''18'' earthquake that will move the planet out of the way of the asteroid. That would be 18 on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricter_scale Ricter Scale]]. Pothole included for reference: every step up on the scale releases 31 times more energy. A little math shows that an earthquake of magnitude 18 would release a force equivalent to 12 '''zettatons''' (zettaton = 10 ^ 21 tons) of TNT. The crater from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs only released 100 teratons (teraton = 10 ^ 12 tons). At this point, the plot is a non issue: no matter what is done, everybody on Earth is going to die.

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* It's not like The Asylum is known for being on the deep end of the Moh's Hardness scale, but their 2014 film ''Asteroid vs Earth'' hinges on stupidity that may not even be quantifiable. Faced with an Earth destroying asteroid 1/4th the size and weight of the moon, one of the characters correctly informs the military that firing nukes at it won't work. He soon loses these GenreSavvy / Did "did his homework homework" points by raising another plan, that requires that nukes be set off in and around the Ring of Fire in the Pacific. By doing so, he hopes to create a magnatude ''18'' earthquake that will move the planet out of the way of the asteroid. That would be 18 on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricter_scale Ricter Scale]]. Pothole included for reference: every step up on the scale releases 31 times more energy. A little math shows that an earthquake of magnitude 18 would release a force equivalent to 12 '''zettatons''' (zettaton = 10 ^ 21 tons) of TNT. The crater from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs only released 100 teratons (teraton = 10 ^ 12 tons). At this point, the plot is a non issue: no matter what is done, everybody on Earth is going to die.
15th Mar '16 1:42:44 PM ANTMuddle
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15th Mar '16 1:42:28 PM ANTMuddle
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11th Mar '16 1:33:08 PM Eagal
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. Kraden, attempting to cover for Camelot's bad writing, theorizes that things suddenly became very cold after lighting Jupiter lighthouse[[note]]wind-elemental and located in a temperate region[[/note]], when lighting Mercury lighthouse[[note]]water-elemental, located very far North, in the world's equivalent to the Arctic circle[[/note]] barely made an impact on the climate, because "wind cools more efficiently than water". This is exactly the opposite of how well wind cools things; air is a terrible conductor of heat. Air is indeed a terrible conductor of heat, but that doesn't mean that it cannot transfer heat efficiently. This is because wind transfers heat via convection rather than conduction, and convection is generally a far better method of heat transfer in virtually all applications. Changing the temperature of the oceans would certainly have a stronger long-term effect on global temperatures, but the effect of changing wind speed would be far more immediate.
9th Mar '16 1:52:54 PM justanid
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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever

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