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16th May '16 9:55:26 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Fans tend to call this "[[FanNickname Plotkai]]". Provided it's actually true and not a lie he made up to mess with Ichigo, Aizen's claims toward [[spoiler:having been manipulating Ichigo's entire life]] might qualify. Other examples include Yammy being [[spoiler: the Zeroth Espada]], Hitsugaya's bleeding and talking ice clone during his fight with Harribel, Ulquiorra having a second resurrection (which goes against the basic concept of resurrections), Ichigo's ultimate defeat of Ulquiorra, Sasakibe [[spoiler: knowing how to use Bankai (which was only stated posthumously and long after he was effortlessly beaten by a bare-handed Ichigo)]], and one Sternritter [[spoiler: having an identical twin appear out of nowhere]]. A later arc has two different characters who independently received the power-up of [[spoiler: being dead]], thereby making them immune to an enemy's power.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Fans tend to call this "[[FanNickname Plotkai]]". Provided it's actually true and not a lie he made up to mess with Ichigo, Aizen's claims toward [[spoiler:having been manipulating Ichigo's entire life]] might qualify. Other examples include Yammy being [[spoiler: the Zeroth Espada]], Hitsugaya's bleeding and talking ice clone during his fight with Harribel, Ulquiorra having a second resurrection (which goes against the basic concept of resurrections), Ichigo's ultimate defeat of Ulquiorra, Sasakibe [[spoiler: knowing how to use Bankai (which was only stated posthumously and long after he was effortlessly beaten by a bare-handed Ichigo)]], and one Sternritter [[spoiler: having an identical twin appear out of nowhere]]. A later arc has two different characters who independently received the power-up of [[spoiler: being dead]], thereby making them immune to an enemy's power.
16th May '16 9:41:44 PM SusanDonym
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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 arc.
15th May '16 8:51:36 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', the concept of the Chaos Emeralds having both positive and negative energy isn't brought up until just before the final battle of the game, and it wasn't even foreshadowed before that. It just serves as a [[EleventhHourSuperpower convenient way]] of letting Sonic become Super Sonic and get the edge over Perfect Chaos.
** In VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, [[spoiler:Sonic uses Chaos Control, a move he had never used or learned to use before, to survive being blown up in the space pod he was trapped in by Eggman.]]

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', the concept of the Chaos Emeralds having both positive and negative energy isn't brought up until just before the final battle of the game, and it wasn't even foreshadowed before that. It just serves as a [[EleventhHourSuperpower convenient way]] of letting Sonic become Super Sonic and get the edge over Perfect Chaos.
** In VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', [[spoiler:Sonic uses Chaos Control, a move he had never used or learned to use before, to survive being blown up in the space pod he was trapped in by Eggman.]]
15th May '16 2:49:00 PM Prinzenick
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** In VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, [[spoiler:Sonic uses Chaos Control, a move he had never used or learned to use before, to survive being blown up in the space pod he was trapped in by Eggman.]]
10th May '16 7:01:14 AM Prinzenick
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* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', [[spoiler:Fox's old foe, Andross, was thrown in as the final boss very late in develop, and appears to [[HijackedByGanon hijack the games plot]] without any real buildup or foreshadowing--it doesn't even explain how he survived the final battle in VideoGame/StarFox64. Making this hasty addition more obvious is that hacking into game reveals that an entire fight sequence between the Fox character and the main villain of the game, General Scales had been programmed, complete with dialogue already recorded.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', [[spoiler:Fox's old foe, Andross, was thrown in as the final boss very late in develop, development, and appears to [[HijackedByGanon hijack the games plot]] without any real buildup or foreshadowing--it doesn't even explain how he survived the final battle in VideoGame/StarFox64. Making this hasty addition more obvious is that hacking into game reveals that an entire fight sequence between the Fox character and the main villain of the game, General Scales had been programmed, complete with dialogue already recorded.]]
9th May '16 2:27:54 PM Prinzenick
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* In the [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016 2016 reimagining of Ratchet & Clank]] (both the video game and the movie its a tie-in to), [[spoiler:Drek succeeds in destroying the planet Novalis with the Deplanetizer weapon. This sends Ratchet into a HeroicBSOD and he retreats back to Veldin in doubt about whether he's cut out to be a hero, blaming himself for Novalis' destruction by the fact that he failed to sabotage the Deplanetizer. Clank eventually talks him back into rejoining the fight, mainly by highlighting the fact that the entire population of Novalis was managed to be successfully evacuated before its destruction. No, this fact was not brought up or foreshadowed before this little reveal.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', the concept of the Chaos Emeralds having both positive and negative energy isn't brought up until just before the final battle of the game, and it wasn't even foreshadowed before that. It just serves as a [[EleventhHourSuperpower convenient way]] of letting Sonic become Super Sonic and get the edge over Perfect Chaos.
* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', [[spoiler:Fox's old foe, Andross, was thrown in as the final boss very late in develop, and appears to [[HijackedByGanon hijack the games plot]] without any real buildup or foreshadowing--it doesn't even explain how he survived the final battle in VideoGame/StarFox64. Making this hasty addition more obvious is that hacking into game reveals that an entire fight sequence between the Fox character and the main villain of the game, General Scales had been programmed, complete with dialogue already recorded.]]
8th May '16 1:00:39 PM KingLyger
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' It is presented in many instances of new abilities and powers, as the strawhat crew are almost never seen training or developing their abilities, so the reader is left confused when new powers are presented such as Gear 2nd, Diable Jambe, Zoro's 9 swords and many more. They have insufficient foreshadowing or even small hints, and only Gear 2nd makes sense, the rest don't.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' It is presented in many instances of [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands presents new abilities and powers, powers as the strawhat crew needed]] for many of its characters. The Straw Hat Pirates are almost never seen training or developing their abilities, so but WordOfGod said that Devil Fruits never get stronger or change over time, their users just get more creative with how to apply them. Even so, the reader is left confused when new Straw Hats are rarely seen experimenting with their abilities, and there's several of them that don't have Devil Fruit powers are presented such as Gear 2nd, Diable Jambe, Zoro's 9 swords and many more. They have insufficient foreshadowing or even small hints, and only Gear 2nd makes sense, the rest don't. at all. The major exception is "Haki," which was foreshadowed several times but not named; when it finally got an explanation, it didn't feel like an ass pull.



** In the actual manga, Pell grabbed a time bomb that Crocodile was going to use to blow up the city and flew it into the sky with five seconds left. The speed and lift he would've needed to escape this alive would be well past ''supersonic''. No explanation is given for how he survived that.
** Blackbeard having the ability to absorb a second Devil Fruit was largely this. There was a bit of foreshadowing, but no real explanation was offered for how it's possible. Even supposing his Devil Fruit's abilities could be construed to give him Devil Fruit extraction (and it'd take some really wild thinking to get that), it's stated that the reason he can survive two abilities is because Blackbeard himself is somehow unique, not his Devil Fruit.

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** In the actual manga, Pell grabbed a time bomb that Crocodile was going to use to blow up the city and flew it into the sky with five seconds left. The speed and lift he would've needed to escape this alive would be well past ''supersonic''. No explanation is given for how he survived that.
that; he just did. Pell surviving was one of the many reasons that "nobody dies in ''One Piece''" was a meme among anime fans for so long.
** Blackbeard having the ability to absorb a second Devil Fruit was largely this. There was a bit of foreshadowing, but no real explanation was offered for how it's possible. Even supposing his Devil Fruit's abilities could be construed to give him Devil Fruit extraction (and it'd take some really wild thinking to get that), it's stated that the reason he can survive two abilities is because Blackbeard himself is somehow unique, not his Devil Fruit. They don't say ''how'' he's unique, just that he is.
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?
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