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21st Apr '16 7:48:48 PM KantonKage
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** The [[DishingOutDirt Gaara]] vs. [[BareFistedMonk Lee]] fight; Gaara managed to get away from Lee's Initial Lotus by creating a stupidly perfect sand replica of himself, pulling a Replacement Jutsu with it, and burying himself in the ground A.) while rather high in midair, B.) while he was getting the crap beat out of him, C.) in the time it took the person hitting him to blink.

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** The [[DishingOutDirt Gaara]] vs. [[BareFistedMonk Lee]] fight; Gaara managed to get away from Lee's Initial Lotus by creating a stupidly perfect sand replica of himself, pulling a Replacement Jutsu with it, and burying himself in the ground A.) while rather high in midair, B.) while he was getting the crap beat out of him, C.) in the time it took the person hitting him to blink.wince for a second.



** [[spoiler:Izanami]] is only useful against Izanagi users and [[spoiler:Kabuto or those like him]], whom the user happened to be fighting at that moment. The fact that [[spoiler:Izanami]] was (in-universe) created solely for a very specialized purpose (countering the extremely rare Izanagi) yet turned out to also be the perfect counter to a completely different threat seals the deal.
** The most egregious case of Sharingan Asspull had to be when Madara used Susanoo '''without eyes'''. You ''need'' the Sharingan to use the Susanoo, both Sasuke and Itachi proved that when their Susanoo wavered due to their deteriorating eyesight. But Madara gets to ignore this ironclad rule [[CreatorsPet for some reason]].
** Obito being able to transfer his chakra and soul into Kakashi while Obito was dead and in the afterlife is quite possibly the biggest asspull the franchise has ever produced because it fundamentally retcons ''the entire concept'' of how chakra works.

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** *** Tobi's escape from Konan despite the latter exploiting a flaw in his plan. He escapes by using [[spoiler:Izanagi after revealing he has a second eye despite having a mask cover everything but one eye]].
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[[spoiler:Izanami]] is only useful against Izanagi users and [[spoiler:Kabuto or those like him]], whom the user happened to be fighting at that moment. The fact that [[spoiler:Izanami]] was (in-universe) created solely for a very specialized purpose (countering the extremely rare Izanagi) yet turned out to also be the perfect counter to a completely different threat seals the deal.
** *** The most egregious case of Sharingan Asspull had to be when Madara [[spoiler:Madara used Susanoo '''without eyes'''. You ''need'' the Sharingan to use the Susanoo, both Sasuke and Itachi proved that when their Susanoo wavered due to their deteriorating eyesight.eyesight]]. But Madara gets to ignore this ironclad rule [[CreatorsPet for some reason]].
** *** Obito being able to transfer his chakra and soul into Kakashi while Obito was dead and in the afterlife is quite possibly the biggest asspull the franchise has ever produced because it fundamentally retcons ''the entire concept'' of how chakra works.
20th Apr '16 10:11:35 AM Megadoomer
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*** [[spoiler: In the same arc Erza beating Kyouka makes no sense whatsoever. After the demon gets in her OneWingedAngel form, Erza becomes nothing more but a punching bag, with all of her five senses robbed. And yet Erza manages to fight properly without her five senses and beat Kyouka. This completely defies not just all logic but also everything we know about human's biology. The only thing that even partially makes up for this is that Erza completely collapses afterwards and it's up to Minerva to finish the job of killing the demon.]]

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*** [[spoiler: In the same arc Erza beating Kyouka makes no sense whatsoever. After the demon gets in her OneWingedAngel form, Erza becomes nothing more but a punching bag, with all of her five senses robbed. And yet Erza manages to fight properly without her five senses and beat Kyouka. This completely defies not just all logic but also everything we know about human's biology. The only thing that even partially makes up for this is that Erza completely collapses afterwards and it's up to Minerva to finish the job of killing the demon.]]
8th Apr '16 5:54:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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** You've never watched "The 5 Doctors" have you?
8th Apr '16 2:10:37 PM ShamanOfHedon
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** You've never watched "The 5 Doctors" have you?
11th Mar '16 8:51:14 AM batty3108
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** In the previous books the Ministry of Magic could only detect when a spell is cast near an underaged wizard, and if they have no records of an adult wizard living nearby, they just assume it's the underaged wizard's fault. Now they suddenly use the same system to directly track Harry Potter for all spells he personally casts.
5th Mar '16 10:07:50 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** The First Doctor didn't have a sonic screwdriver but he was able to use the ring he wore to fix the TARDIS's sabotaged lock. His explanation was that the ring had "certain properties" and he didn't want to discuss it any further.
4th Mar '16 1:07:44 PM FF32
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9208758/15/The-Blue-Heaven-s-Feel The Blue Heaven's Feel]]'', [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight the Fate-verse]] apparently has real, powerful deities -- one of whom conveniently [[TookALevelInBadas empowers]] the protagonist [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow at a critical moment]]. Admittedly, this scene was foreshadowed, but there's still no explanation as to why or how gods exist in that universe -- or why nobody knows about them, given how obviously willing they are to interfere in human lives.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9208758/15/The-Blue-Heaven-s-Feel The Blue Heaven's Feel]]'', [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight the Fate-verse]] apparently has real, powerful deities -- one of whom conveniently [[TookALevelInBadas [[TookALevelInBadass empowers]] the protagonist [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow at a critical moment]]. Admittedly, this scene was foreshadowed, but there's still no explanation as to why or how gods exist in that universe -- or why nobody knows about them, given how obviously willing they are to interfere in human lives.



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1st Mar '16 8:07:28 AM Eievie
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->''"Bounce a graviton particle beam off the main deflector dish -\\

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->''"Bounce a graviton particle beam off the main deflector dish -\\dish--\\



An Asspull used to resolve an unwinnable situation for the protagonists is a DeusExMachina. An Asspull used in the same way for the villains is a DiabolusExMachina. An Asspull doesn't necessarily have to resolve or derail a situation, though -- many times, an Asspull is just used without any greater {{plot}} implication and PlayedForLaughs. Alternatively, they could come up so as to prevent your characters using a MundaneSolution and shortening your 20 minute episode into 20 seconds. Please limit examples on this page to ones that don't fit in either of the other two.

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An Asspull used to resolve an unwinnable situation for the protagonists is a DeusExMachina. An Asspull used in the same way for the villains is a DiabolusExMachina. An Asspull doesn't necessarily have to resolve or derail a situation, though -- many though--many times, an Asspull is just used without any greater {{plot}} implication and PlayedForLaughs. Alternatively, they could come up so as to prevent your characters using a MundaneSolution and shortening your 20 minute episode into 20 seconds. Please limit examples on this page to ones that don't fit in either of the other two.
29th Feb '16 1:24:25 PM PurrElise
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** In spinoff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' Don pulls the classic "this was a non-elimination round if a major character happened to lose!" on more than one occasion, at least once ''twice in a row''. But even that pales in comparison to the [[spoiler:''double elimination'' in "Down and Outback," taking out [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rock and Spud]] for coming in second-last right after they beat Chet and Lorenzo.]]

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** In the spinoff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' Don pulls the classic "this was a non-elimination round if a major character happened to lose!" on more than one occasion, at least once ''twice in a row''. But even that pales in comparison to the [[spoiler:''double elimination'' in "Down and Outback," taking out [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rock and Spud]] for coming in second-last right after they beat Chet and Lorenzo.]]
29th Feb '16 1:23:50 PM PurrElise
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** In spinoff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' Don pulls the classic "this was a non-elimination round if a major character happened to lose!" on more than one occasion, at least once ''twice in a row''. But even that pales in comparison to the [[spoiler:''double elimination'' in "Down and Outback," taking out [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rock and Spud]] for coming in second-last right after they beat Chet and Lorenzo.]]
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