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19th Sep '17 9:57:10 PM eldiablo555
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* This kind of logic is mocked ruthlessly in [[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=1466 this]] strip of ''WebComic/FullFrontalNerdity'' where Frank is trying to get the guys to play a puzzle-based rpg called "Escape the Room", which is modeled off films such as "The Cube" and "Saw". They proceed to complain about Frank's puzzle logic being so weird that not even the Adam West era Riddler would use it.
12th Sep '17 1:25:59 PM DracoKanji
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* In ''Film/{{Evolution}}'', the scientists reason that, since arsenic is poisonous to carbon-based life forms, the nitrogen-based aliens must be poisoned by selenium. How do they reach this deduction? Because arsenic is two spaces up and one space to the right on the periodic table, so this pattern should hold true for nitrogen. They do absolutely zero testing to see if it's true before employing it live.
** 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...

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* In ''Film/{{Evolution}}'', the scientists reason that, since arsenic is poisonous to carbon-based life forms, the nitrogen-based aliens must be poisoned by selenium. How do they reach this deduction? Because arsenic is two spaces up and one space to the right on the periodic table, so this pattern should hold true for nitrogen. They do absolutely zero testing to see if it's true before employing it live. \n** In all fairness an astounding number of such connections exist in reality. Moving down on the periodic table you're likely It's also not very sound, since resistance to get similar properties. Moving a pair sideways, or symmetrically to the noble gasses, arsenic poisoning can be built up, and you can get similar relationships. The biggest problem is there are other elements that apparently in this universe nitrogen can form similar structures are more poisonous to carbon without, say, boron...carbon-based life... like selenium.
29th Aug '17 12:24:13 PM HalcyonDayz
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* Tabletop RPGs in general will have characters doing this, since their players will, intentionally or not, inevitably combine in-game knowledge with meta-knowledge. Such meta-knowledge includes assumptions that challenges will be reasonable for the characters, knowledge of obscure monsters, general knowledge about tropes and cliches, and most importantly, understanding what sorts of plots the person running the game is likely to run.

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* Tabletop RPGs {{Role Playing Game}}s in general will have characters doing this, since their players will, intentionally or not, inevitably combine in-game knowledge with meta-knowledge. Such meta-knowledge includes assumptions that challenges will be reasonable for the characters, knowledge of obscure monsters, general knowledge about tropes and cliches, and most importantly, understanding what sorts of plots the person running the game is likely to run.
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!\\
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