History Main / BatDeduction

11th May '17 11:39:43 AM morenohijazo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': This is how "''El Gang del Chicharrón''" BigBad Gedeón el Chicharrón deduces that a cat smoking is Mortadelo in disguise:
-->'''Gedeón''': "Cats don't smoke. If they don't smoke is because they don't have money to buy cigarettes. If someone doesn't have enough to buy cigarettes [[PerpetualPoverty is because he is a T.I.A. agent]]. T.I.A. agents eat bread with mortadella. Mortadella sounds similar to Mortadelo. Therefore... This cat is Mortadelo!"

to:

* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': This is how "''El Gang del Chicharrón''" BigBad Gedeón el Chicharrón deduces that a cat smoking is Mortadelo in disguise:
-->'''Gedeón''': "Cats Cats don't smoke. If they don't smoke is because they don't have money to buy cigarettes. If someone doesn't have enough to buy cigarettes [[PerpetualPoverty is because he is a T.I.A. agent]]. T.I.A. agents eat bread with mortadella. Mortadella sounds similar to Mortadelo. Therefore... This Therefore this cat is Mortadelo!"Mortadelo! I must get rid of it! ''(attempts to kick him, but hits the wall, the next panel shows a huge pile of cigarettes next to him)'' Brr! While I thought, he finished the pack and left.
27th Apr '17 12:30:57 PM Gideoncrawle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''Gordon:''' ComicBook/TheJoker!\\

to:

'''Gordon:''' ComicBook/TheJoker!\\The Joker!\\
25th Apr '17 6:28:34 PM MasterFuzzy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Could actually be justified here [[AWizardDidIt because it's a magical plant from a magical island]].



* The 1966-68 ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series made liberal use of this, as the various villains would usually leave clues for World's Greatest Detective, and the correct solution almost always required Bat Deductions. This turned up pretty often with the Riddler.

to:

* The 1966-68 ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series made liberal use of this, as the various villains would usually leave clues for the World's Greatest Detective, and the correct solution almost always required Bat Deductions. This turned up pretty often with the Riddler.



*** The series actually got worse as time went by. Batgirl once deduced the plot of an episode based on the fact that her father was late getting home and that a new singer was in town. Only the fact that the episode was meant to be connected to the previous one, where she had met the villain, and guesses her cover is that of the singer, remotely helps thought barely.

to:

*** The series actually got worse as time went by. Batgirl once deduced the plot of an episode based on the fact that her father was late getting home and that a new singer was in town. Only the fact that the episode was meant to be connected to the previous one, where she had met the villain, and guesses her cover is that of the singer, remotely helps thought helps, though barely.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The entire eventual defeat of the mummy in "Mummy on the Orient Express" is based around the Doctor babbling through one of these in 66 seconds. He goes from knowing virtually nothing about the monster to knowing the exact word to make it go away just by ranting through his chain of logic.

to:

* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The entire eventual defeat of the mummy in "Mummy on the Orient Express" is based around the Doctor babbling through one of these in 66 seconds. He goes from knowing virtually nothing about the monster to knowing the exact word to make it go away just by ranting through his chain of logic. Somewhat downplayed in that it is more of a chain of actual logic and less InsaneTrollLogic.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends", the [[{{Expy}} Justice]] ''[[{{Expy}} Guild]]'' [[{{Expy}} of America]], a team of heroes from a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] RetroUniverse, gets notice that the bad guys are planning a crime spree themed for the four classical elements. The Guild members immediately figure out what these refer to, even if they are only tangentially related to the elements themselves: The fire crime is the theft of the famed ''fire ruby'' (a gem), the air crime is the theft of an "antique flyer", the water crime is the theft of a new fountain being dedicated by the city's mayor, and the earth crime (this one is a doozy, and the biggest Bat Deduction of all) is the theft of the trophy for the ''clay'' court tennis championships. The League is pretty confused by this development, to be fair, [[spoiler:which is one part of TheReveal that neither the Guild nor its enemies are real]].

to:

* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends", the [[{{Expy}} Justice]] ''[[{{Expy}} Guild]]'' [[{{Expy}} of America]], a team of heroes from a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] RetroUniverse, gets notice that the bad guys are planning a crime spree themed for the four classical elements. The Guild members immediately figure out what these refer to, even if they are only tangentially related to the elements themselves: The fire crime is the theft of the famed ''fire ruby'' (a gem), the air crime is the theft of an "antique flyer", the water crime is the theft of a new fountain being dedicated by the city's mayor, and the earth crime (this one is a doozy, and the biggest Bat Deduction BatDeduction of all) is the theft of the trophy for the ''clay'' court tennis championships. The League is pretty confused by this development, to be fair, [[spoiler:which is one part of TheReveal that neither the Guild nor its enemies are real]].
18th Mar '17 6:40:44 AM chochlik
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In all fairness an astounding number of such connections exist in reality. Moving down on the periodic table you're likely to get similar properties. Moving a pair sideways, or symmetrically to the noble gasses, and you can get similar relationships. The biggest problem is that apparently in this universe nitrogen can form similar structures to carbon without, say, boron...
1st Mar '17 1:48:19 PM neckinhalf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Averted in, ''of all things'', the VideoGame\BatmanArkhamSeries. Batman ''does'' have a computerized "Detective Mode" that stretches the bounds of reality in what it can detect in its environment. But the conclusions Batman reaches from the evidence he finds never feel like a giant leap.

to:

* Averted in, ''of all things'', the VideoGame\BatmanArkhamSeries.VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries. Batman ''does'' have a computerized "Detective Mode" that stretches the bounds of reality in what it can detect in its environment. But the conclusions Batman reaches from the evidence he finds never feel like a giant leap.
1st Mar '17 1:47:40 PM neckinhalf
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Averted in, ''of all things'', the VideoGame\BatmanArkhamSeries. Batman ''does'' have a computerized "Detective Mode" that stretches the bounds of reality in what it can detect in its environment. But the conclusions Batman reaches from the evidence he finds never feel like a giant leap.
29th Dec '16 6:57:30 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Parodied hilariously by ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' in ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade', since she thinks that her schoolmates are expert at this. She breaks a wall by accident, and cries out that "People are going to see [this hole] and know! They'll know I'm from another planet and that my cousin is secretly Superman!"

to:

* Parodied hilariously by ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' in ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade', ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', since she thinks that her schoolmates are expert at this. She breaks a wall by accident, and cries out that "People are going to see [this hole] and know! They'll know I'm from another planet and that my cousin is secretly Superman!"
29th Dec '16 6:56:46 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Gedeón''': "Cats don't smoke. If they don't smoke is because they don't have money to buy cigarettes. If someone doesn't have enough to buy cigarettes [[PerpetualPoverty is because he is a T.I.A. agent]]. T.I.A. agents eat bread with mortadella. Mortadella sounds similar to Mortadelo. Therefore...This cat is Mortadelo!"

to:

-->'''Gedeón''': "Cats don't smoke. If they don't smoke is because they don't have money to buy cigarettes. If someone doesn't have enough to buy cigarettes [[PerpetualPoverty is because he is a T.I.A. agent]]. T.I.A. agents eat bread with mortadella. Mortadella sounds similar to Mortadelo. Therefore... This cat is Mortadelo!"Mortadelo!"
* Parodied hilariously by ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' in ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade', since she thinks that her schoolmates are expert at this. She breaks a wall by accident, and cries out that "People are going to see [this hole] and know! They'll know I'm from another planet and that my cousin is secretly Superman!"
1st Dec '16 7:20:51 AM Gosicrystal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> Sigma: Purifying the...unclean...?
--> Clover: Oh. ''Oh''! Unclean...Unclean...Unclean...Unclean...
--> Sigma: W-What? What are you doing?
--> Clover: Shut up! I'm this close to remembering! Unclean...Unclean...Clen...Een...Een...'Een''! Neostigmine!

to:

--> Sigma: '''Sigma:''' Purifying the...unclean...?
--> Clover: '''Clover:''' Oh. ''Oh''! Unclean...Unclean...Unclean...Unclean...
--> Sigma: '''Sigma:''' W-What? What are you doing?
--> Clover: '''Clover:''' Shut up! I'm this close to remembering! Unclean...Unclean...Clen...Een...Een...'Een''! ''Een''! Neostigmine!
6th Oct '16 3:51:06 PM Odacon_Spy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' has a character guessing what another wants -- not that hard, because it's ''obviously'' [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/04/26/hugging-a-salmon/ the best idea ever]].

to:

* ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' has a character guessing what another wants -- - not that hard, because it's ''obviously'' [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/04/26/hugging-a-salmon/ the best idea ever]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 474. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BatDeduction