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25th May '17 4:05:13 PM Blazer
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* Website/GoAnimate "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos will pull out all the stops to make sure a character gets grounded and humiliated.

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* Website/GoAnimate "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos will pull out all the stops to make sure a character gets grounded and humiliated. Recently, many video makers have taken to the term "[=GoAnimate=] Logic" to explain how anyone can do anything and how everything gets put back to normal.
21st May '17 7:17:19 AM WorstEditorEver
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a few:

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' ''Manga/FairyTail'', a series rather infamous for this, has [[{{Understatement}} a few:few]]:
19th May '17 2:13:28 PM MagBas
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** One reason why ''Cursed Child'' is seen as a ContestedSequel by many is the fact that [[spoiler: Voldemort had a daughter - despite his goal of immortality essentially eliminating any need for an "Heir", never once showing any kind of romantic or sexual[[note]]However this true to every character in the series, because the books are aimed at children[[/note]] interest in ''anyone'', and that Bellatrix was killed on-screen, somehow having become pregnant in a TimeSkip.]]

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** One reason why ''Cursed Child'' is seen as a ContestedSequel by many is the fact that [[spoiler: Voldemort had a daughter - despite his goal of immortality essentially eliminating any need for an "Heir", never once showing any kind of romantic or sexual[[note]]However this true to every character in the series, because the books are aimed at children[[/note]] sexual interest in ''anyone'', and that Bellatrix was killed on-screen, somehow having become pregnant in a TimeSkip.]]
18th May '17 1:35:04 PM avada
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** One reason why ''Cursed Child'' is seen as a ContestedSequel by many is the fact that [[spoiler: Voldemort had a daughter - despite his goal of immortality essentially eliminating any need for an "Heir", never once showing any kind of romantic or sexual interest in ''anyone'', and that Bellatrix was killed on-screen, somehow having become pregnant in a TimeSkip.]]

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** One reason why ''Cursed Child'' is seen as a ContestedSequel by many is the fact that [[spoiler: Voldemort had a daughter - despite his goal of immortality essentially eliminating any need for an "Heir", never once showing any kind of romantic or sexual sexual[[note]]However this true to every character in the series, because the books are aimed at children[[/note]] interest in ''anyone'', and that Bellatrix was killed on-screen, somehow having become pregnant in a TimeSkip.]]
16th May '17 7:03:12 AM MagBas
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*** [[spoiler:However being a mostly child oriented franchise, all characters are lacking any sign of a sex life or even a sex drive, Voldemort being not different in this regard. Yet they have children all the same.]]
16th May '17 7:00:34 AM avada
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***[[spoiler:However being a mostly child oriented franchise, all characters are lacking any sign of a sex life or even a sex drive, Voldemort being not different in this regard. Yet they have children all the same.]]
9th May '17 2:21:33 AM SpinAttaxx
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** the "Thunder Armour" seen during the Advance Generation makes all the others look puny in its glorious stupidity. Pikachu uses a electric attack that gets reflected back to itself and Swellow, which somehow becomes some sort of ''armour.'' Essentially granting the user(s) ''invincibility'' out of nowhere, without being used again '''at all''' in the rest of the series? What makes you scratch your head, though, is how [[AllLovingHero Ash]] came up with the idea in the first place. More importantly, how does his Swellow not get harmed at all? It's a Flying type, which is ''weak'' to Electric Type attacks. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdRndd1ZrDA See it here.]]
** Fans are still sore on how Pikachu, an infant pokémon still on his early days of adventuring, could knockout Rhydon, an adult-rank Ground / Rock beast with a single Thundershock '''through his natural electricity grounding'''. Ash claiming that Rhydon's horn conducted the shock through his immunities pretty much sealed this trope. Especially a couple of years later when the gaming scene launched Pokémon Abilites with the then-new Third Generation. Specifically, it gave Rhydon the Lightningrod ability, which attracts Electric-attacks to itself and nulls them '''through its own horn'''. So how to explain that again, Ash...?
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' had [[NonActionGuy Ruby]] reveal out of the blue at the end of his arc that he's had [[spoiler:Celebi]] on hand the entire time. Careful digging through the dialogue earlier on can find tiny hints that lead to it, but it still largely feels this way.

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** the The "Thunder Armour" seen during the Advance Generation makes all the others look puny in its Mossdeep Gym battle is an oft-cited example of glorious stupidity. Pikachu uses a electric attack that gets reflected back to itself and Swellow, which somehow becomes some sort of ''armour.'' Essentially granting the user(s) ''invincibility'' out of nowhere, without being used again '''at all''' in the rest of the series? What makes you scratch your head, though, is how [[AllLovingHero Ash]] came up with the idea in the first place. More importantly, how does his Swellow not get harmed at all? It's a Flying type, which is ''weak'' to Electric Type attacks. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdRndd1ZrDA See it here.]]
** Fans are still sore on how Pikachu, an infant pokémon Pokémon still on his early days of adventuring, could knockout Rhydon, an adult-rank Ground / Rock Ground/Rock beast with a single Thundershock '''through his natural electricity grounding'''. Ash claiming that Rhydon's horn conducted the shock through his immunities pretty much sealed this trope. Especially a couple of years later when the gaming scene launched ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' introduced Pokémon Abilites with the then-new Third Generation.Abilites. Specifically, it gave Rhydon the Lightningrod ability, which attracts Electric-attacks to itself and nulls them '''through its own horn'''. So how to explain that again, Ash...?
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' The most logic-defying example yet may be with the introduction of [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute a second Mewtwo]] in ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened''. Creating another Mewtwo should be impossible, given Mew's extreme rarity and the original Mewtwo [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup destroying all knowledge of its creation]], yet a group of scientists never seen before (or since) manage to find Mew DNA offscreen, get the idea to create Mewtwo, and manage to engineer their Mewtwo's DNA to create [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals a physically identical specimen]], ''all with no indication that they even know there's a Mewtwo in existence already''. And no explanation for why they even bothered to create Mewtwo is ever given. Even worse is that during the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series (a mere five years prior), [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pikachu_the_Movie_Memorial it was outright said there was only one Mewtwo in the world]].
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''
had [[NonActionGuy Ruby]] reveal out of the blue at the end of his arc that he's had [[spoiler:Celebi]] on hand the entire time. Careful digging through the dialogue earlier on can find tiny hints that lead to it, but it still largely feels this way.
17th Apr '17 10:59:33 AM Wyldchyld
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** While fighting [[spoiler: Lille Barro]], Nanao Ise revealed her Zanpakuto to be [[spoiler:specifically designed to fight against Godly beings, being useless against typical foes.]] This is not helped by the vague description of "Godly" that could easily apply to the main villain of the Thousand Year Blood War.
** In the final battle, [[BigBad Yhwach]] would need a novel to list every power he's gained and is easily the most powerful being in existence. Luckily, [[spoiler:his Auswalhen leaves behind a tiny bit of silver that can be used to completely negate his powers long enough for Ichigo to cleave him in two]]. Every fight he'd been in up to that point was him tanking attacks and showing off his immunity to them before killing his enemy and stealing their powers.
17th Apr '17 9:44:32 AM Yukianesa
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* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur V]]''. When a new game takes place after a seventeen year TimeSkip, it creates a fascinating opportunity to show off exciting older versions of familiar faces along with the customary slew of new characters that come along. What actually happened with ''V'' was that only four returning characters aged naturally: Mitsurugi (46), Hilde (35), Siegfried (40) and Voldo (''67''). The rest of the returning cast were afforded a variety of contrived excuses as to why [[TheAgeless they look exactly the same as they did seventeen years previous]] (usually stemming from Soul Edge's influence). Several characters who ''did'' age are dropped from the roster with little ceremony or explanation as to where they've been, and replaced with a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute if they're lucky. The biggest example of this is Cervantes, who apparently hopped into a younger vessel 12 years prior to the game... which looks exactly like his old body and retains all his old powers. This ''could'' be explained as TransformationOfThePossessed, but never once does the story hint that Cervantes can do this.
14th Apr '17 11:37:26 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were notorious for coming up with convenient new powers for the main character all the time. For example super-ventriloquism.
** Inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?

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* Silver Age Franchise/{{Superman}} stories were notorious for coming up with convenient new powers for the main character all the time. For example super-ventriloquism. \n** Inverted It was inverted when they simply dropped one power used regularly in the Golden Age, the ability to change his face and hair to look exactly like someone else. Would this be an Ass-Shove?
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