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26th Mar '17 10:14:35 AM theenglishman
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** [[VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The sequel]] also plays this trope for laughs by giving you the option to [[PurelyAestheticGender play as a girl]]. Since it's meant to be the same character, somehow ''nobody'' noticed the New Kid was actually a girl during the entirety of ''Stick of Truth'', [[EpicFail not even her own parents]]!
24th Mar '17 11:10:03 AM Shadowgazer
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* Even more played for laughs and taken on another level with ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' where plenty of things happen just because with the characters accepting them unquestionably. Like the Circus of Fear episode where it turns out that [[spoiler: Dr Fear is actually a common earthworm]] or many episodes where characters do stuff just to advance the plot without anything close to a in-universe justification.
20th Mar '17 9:47:19 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** In another instance, he sticks a brooch on the BigBad, [[spoiler:Diavolo]], that can track his movements because it has some living cells in it that he can sense. When [[spoiler:Diavolo]] is about to deliver a killing blow to [[spoiler:Trish,]] he is suddenly [[spoiler: sucked into the brooch.]] As it turns out, [[spoiler: Giorno hid some of the cells of Coco Jumbo, a Stand-using turtle that is BiggerOnTheInside, in the brooch, and used it to turn the entire brooch into a clone of Coco Jumbo, complete with its Stand]]. How he sensed that [[spoiler:Diavolo was about to kill one of his TrueCompanions]], or how he managed to [[spoiler:''reproduce the exact copy of a Stand ability from scratch'']], is never explained.

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*** ** In another instance, he Giorno sticks a brooch on the BigBad, [[spoiler:Diavolo]], that can track his movements because it has some living cells in it that he can sense. When [[spoiler:Diavolo]] is about to deliver a killing blow to [[spoiler:Trish,]] he is suddenly [[spoiler: sucked into the brooch.]] As it turns out, [[spoiler: Giorno hid some of the cells of Coco Jumbo, a Stand-using turtle that is BiggerOnTheInside, in the brooch, and used it to turn the entire brooch into a clone of Coco Jumbo, complete with its Stand]]. How he sensed that [[spoiler:Diavolo was about to kill one of his TrueCompanions]], or how he managed to [[spoiler:''reproduce the exact copy of a Stand ability from scratch'']], is never explained.
20th Mar '17 7:12:42 AM deltanine
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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. The only thing that 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. The only thing that makes up for this is that Erza completely collapses afterwards and it's up to Minerva to finish the job of killing the demon. To be fair, though, Erza's false eye could qualify as a proper explanation for how Erza was able to beat Kyouka, and if the series were to tell us that, the scene would have been more believable.]]
14th Mar '17 10:36:48 AM Vir
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* ''[[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure]]''
** Jotaro, [[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3's]] protagonist has several instances of this.

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* ''[[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure]]''
** Jotaro, [[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3's]] protagonist has several instances of this.



** Giorno Giovanna, the protagonist of [[JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]] survives an instantly lethal flesh-eating virus by using [[CreatingLife his ability]] to create a snake that is immune to the virus because it was created near the virus' origin point and then injecting its venom into his bloodstream to act as a vaccine. YouFailBiologyForever is in full play here, not to mention that he had done this while succumbing to the extremely painful effects of the virus that can kill a man in seconds.

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** Giorno Giovanna, the protagonist of [[JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]] survives an instantly lethal flesh-eating virus by using [[CreatingLife his ability]] to create a snake that is immune to the virus because it was created near the virus' origin point and then injecting its venom into his bloodstream to act as a vaccine. YouFailBiologyForever ArtisticLicenseBiology is in full play here, not to mention that he had done this while succumbing to the extremely painful effects of the virus that can kill a man in seconds.
6th Mar '17 6:24:39 AM luiginumber3
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Near and Mello's appearances come rather suddenly, neither of them is explained well before a six year TimeSkip when they actually step up as Light's new opponents. [[spoiler: Whammy House comes across as this, too, as a house filled with orphans who are raised to become L's successors and they are notified of L's death because of a button he doesn't press which contains a software that informs them of his death]].
** The big revelation in the finale that [[spoiler: Near had switched the real Death Note with a fake and that neither Light or Mikami notice this]], which ultimately is the final step to bring Kira down.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Near and Mello's appearances come rather suddenly, neither appearance. Neither of them is were explained well before a six year TimeSkip when after which they actually step up as Light's new opponents. [[spoiler: Whammy Wammy House comes across as this, this too, as a house filled with orphans who are raised to become L's successors and that they are notified of L's death because of by a button he doesn't press which contains a software system that informs them of his death]].
death if he doesn't press a button every few days]].
** The big revelation in the finale that [[spoiler: Near had switched the real Death Note switched with a fake and that neither Light or nor Mikami notice noticed this]], which ultimately is the final step to bring Kira down.
3rd Mar '17 1:52:10 AM DemoDemon
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3rd Mar '17 1:52:09 AM DemoDemon
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* ''[[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure]]''
** Jotaro, [[Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3's]] protagonist has several instances of this.
*** In the fight against [[CarFu Wheel of Fortune,]] he is set on fire, collapses to the ground and dies. As it turns out, he actually managed to dig a hole under the ground and hide there while leaving his coat behind to burn up. Nevermind that he is [[https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OMV9aoeFv0k/U62lYoOkAHI/AAAAAAAAAy8/wn-A-A5q5uw/w550-h306-no/jojo2.gif clearly seen]] wearing the coat while screaming in agony just a few seconds earlier.
*** In the battle against [[BigBad DIO,]] whose Stand ability is to [[spoiler:stop time]], it suddenly turns out that Jotaro's Stand, Star Platinum can do the same. No previous indication of this was ever shown.
** In [[ImplausibleFencingPowers Polnareff's]] fight against [[EvilWeapon Anubis,]] he kills its first wielder by launching the blade of his sword at him, an ability he hasn't even been implied to have before. Even more egregiously, the ability never shows up again, even when it could have [[spoiler:saved Iggy's life as Polnareff couldn't move at the time and [[TheDragon Vanilla Ice]] was a few feet away kicking Iggy to death.]]
** Kakyoin's and Polnareff's fight against [[{{Synchronization}} The Lovers]] involves shrinking their [[FightingSpirit Stands]] down to enter Joseph's body and fight Lovers there. Aside from this one instance, the only Stands that are capable of shrinking are the ones who explicitly have this as their ability.
** Giorno Giovanna, the protagonist of [[JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]] survives an instantly lethal flesh-eating virus by using [[CreatingLife his ability]] to create a snake that is immune to the virus because it was created near the virus' origin point and then injecting its venom into his bloodstream to act as a vaccine. YouFailBiologyForever is in full play here, not to mention that he had done this while succumbing to the extremely painful effects of the virus that can kill a man in seconds.
*** In another instance, he sticks a brooch on the BigBad, [[spoiler:Diavolo]], that can track his movements because it has some living cells in it that he can sense. When [[spoiler:Diavolo]] is about to deliver a killing blow to [[spoiler:Trish,]] he is suddenly [[spoiler: sucked into the brooch.]] As it turns out, [[spoiler: Giorno hid some of the cells of Coco Jumbo, a Stand-using turtle that is BiggerOnTheInside, in the brooch, and used it to turn the entire brooch into a clone of Coco Jumbo, complete with its Stand]]. How he sensed that [[spoiler:Diavolo was about to kill one of his TrueCompanions]], or how he managed to [[spoiler:''reproduce the exact copy of a Stand ability from scratch'']], is never explained.
2nd Mar '17 7:45:55 AM comicwriter
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* The first issue of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth's Detective Comics'' reveals that Kate Kane (Batwoman) has known that her cousin Bruce Wayne is Batman for a year and a half. There is no explanation given whatsoever for her knowing, except that "he's her cousin." That doesn't mean much when the two have barely ever interacted, both in and out of costume, and Batman has gone to great lengths to keep his identity secret. Not only that, but Kate has never demonstrated any detective skills; she always has someone doing that stuff ''for her''. It's later explained that she once shot Batman in the leg when he caught her monitoring him, and that her cousin Bruce Wayne randomly visited her the next day, with a noticeable limp in the same leg; but if this explanation is true, then it makes Bruce come off as incredibly inept, since he ''knew'' Kate and her father were monitoring Batman and wanted to know more about him.

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* The first issue of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth's ComicBook/DCRebirth's ''[[Comicbook/DetectiveComicsRebirth Detective Comics'' Comics]]'' reveals that Kate Kane (Batwoman) (Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}) has known that her cousin Bruce Wayne is Batman for a year and a half. There is no explanation given whatsoever for her knowing, except that "he's her cousin." That doesn't mean much when the two have barely ever interacted, both in and out of costume, and Batman has gone to great lengths to keep his identity secret. Not only that, but Kate has never demonstrated any detective skills; she always has someone doing that stuff ''for her''. It's later explained that she once shot Batman in the leg when he caught her monitoring him, and that her cousin Bruce Wayne randomly visited her the next day, with a noticeable limp in the same leg; but if this explanation is true, then it makes Bruce come off as incredibly inept, since he ''knew'' Kate and her father were monitoring Batman and wanted to know more about him.
2nd Mar '17 7:44:48 AM comicwriter
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* In an old issue of ''Comicbook/{{Superman}} Family'', Comicbook/{{Lois|Lane}} decides to help out two Russian ballet dancers who want to defect while they're in Metropolis to perform ''Theatre/SwanLake''. In order to save the male lead, she [[MuggedForDisguise ties up and gags the actress playing Odette and steals her costume]]. Despite being ''a reporter'', Lois is able to keep up the charade and hold her own alongside highly-trained professionals, which she chalks up to having had "years of ballet lessons" when she was a kid.



* The highly controversial #1-2 of ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica:SteveRogers''. The first issue basically establishes that Cap's mother was spoiler: rescued from her abusive mother by a Hydra agent, subsequently resulting in Captain America spoiler: having been a Hydra plant his entire life, almost blissfully unaware of the absurdity of that alone. Despite the writers and editors repeatedly stating that this is the real Captain America, no cloning, no brainwashing, etc., it is revealed in issue #2 that Red Skull ''stole Professor X's brain, brainwashed a little girl into being a Hydra sympathizer, and she uses her RealityWarper powers to implant false memories in Cap's head to make him believe he's a Hydra agent.''

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* The highly controversial #1-2 of ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica:SteveRogers''. ''[[Comicbook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Captain America: Steve Rogers]]''. The first issue basically establishes that Cap's mother was spoiler: [[spoiler: rescued from her abusive mother by a Hydra Comicbook/{{Hydra}} agent, subsequently resulting in Captain America spoiler: having been a Hydra plant his entire life, almost blissfully unaware of the absurdity of that alone. Despite the writers and editors repeatedly stating that this is the real Captain America, no cloning, no brainwashing, etc., it is revealed in issue #2 that Red Skull ''stole Professor X's brain, brainwashed a little girl into being a Hydra sympathizer, and she uses her RealityWarper powers to implant false memories in Cap's head to make him believe he's a Hydra agent.'''']]
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