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16th Jul '17 7:20:12 PM WaterBlap
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* WolframAlpha explains [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=why+are+fire+trucks+red why fire trucks are red]].

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* WolframAlpha Website/WolframAlpha explains [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=why+are+fire+trucks+red why fire trucks are red]].
17th Jun '17 8:32:25 AM Odacon_Spy
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* 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.

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* Averted in, ''of of all things'', 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.
17th Jun '17 8:29:08 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Towards the end of ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'', both Kiryu and Majima both receive coded messages from [[spoiler:[[BonusBoss the Amon Clan]]]] telling them to meet at a specific place. While Kiryu translates the message easily enough, Majima gets the code confused with baseball terminology and instead reads the message as "Just nine pitches. Come to the pitching place. Amore." Despite this, he manages to suss out the correct meeting place anyway by reasoning that 'pitching place' must mean a 'bullpen', that 'Amore' is an Italian word and Italian is kinda similar to Spanish and, finally, adding 'bullpen' and Spanish together to arrive at [[spoiler:a bullfighting arena]].
27th May '17 5:24:57 PM CerotechOmega
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27th May '17 5:24:43 PM CerotechOmega
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* Also parodied in ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'', where Kurama tries to pick out the correct door through the use of math and pop culture. Kuwabara picks out the right door, but through the heavy spirit energy concentrations coming from behind it. Kurama is not amused.
-->'''Kurama''': Let's see... there are 15 doors, 4 Saint Beasts, 3 plains of existence and 1 castle. The sum of these numbers is 23. The Number 23 is a movie starring Creator/JimCarrey, and has a score of 8% on [[Website/RottenTomatoes rottentomatoes.com]]. The most popular brand of tomato ketchup is Heinz No. 57. 57 divided by 23 is approximately two and a half. Film/TwoAndAHalfMen is a sitcom starring Creator/CharlieSheen. Therefore--\\
'''Kuwabara''': ''facing correct door'' It's this one.\\
'''Kurama''': ... Well, yes, that is the only logical path, but how could you have known?\\
''(later)''
'''Kurama''': If you (Kuwabara) do or say one more thing to annoy me in the next 24 hours, I swear to Koenma I will cut you in half with a ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' rose! Or do I need to remind you I have that capability?
11th May '17 11:39:43 AM morenohijazo
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* ''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!"

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

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'''Gordon:''' ComicBook/TheJoker!\\The Joker!\\
25th Apr '17 6:28:34 PM MasterFuzzy
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** 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.

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* 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.

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*** 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.

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* ''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]].

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* 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
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** 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
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* 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.

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* 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.
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