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10th May '16 11:21:38 PM PaulA
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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in the early years of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series]]. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.

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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in the early years of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series]].series, as depicted in ''Literature/ToRidePegasus''. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.
5th May '16 8:26:03 PM PaulA
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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's Talents series. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.

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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in the early years of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series.series]]. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.
18th Mar '16 12:08:39 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', some people will occasionally try to invoke this on Gandalf, since he only tends to show up when things are about to get bad. This usually leads to Gandalf sarcastically asking if they'd rather forgo his help in the face of great danger.
-->'''Wormtongue''': Late is the hour in which this conjurer chooses to appear. "''Lathspell''" I name you: ill news, and an ill guest!
15th Dec '15 10:05:49 AM MegaMarioMan
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* This is frequently invoked in politics. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That's all we need to say.]]

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* This is frequently invoked in politics. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment That's all we need to say.]]
19th Nov '15 12:57:05 AM Adept
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* Pretty much every episode of ''KidVsKat''.

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* Pretty much every episode of ''KidVsKat''.''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat''.
3rd Oct '15 3:54:59 PM nombretomado
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* An old PaulBunyan tall tale has the logger stumble across a pair of mysterious whimpering shoes. Sometime after it whimpers, something incredibly strange happens, such as it raining upside-down. The other lumberjacks demand the Paul get rid of the shoe (sort of hard to blame them since stuff this [[WeirdnessMagnet weird]] only happened right after Paul found the shoe), but Paul, realizing the shoe's value, keeps them hidden away, only bringing them out when he was playing poker with lumberjacks who wouldn't recognize them.

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* An old PaulBunyan Myth/PaulBunyan tall tale has the logger stumble across a pair of mysterious whimpering shoes. Sometime after it whimpers, something incredibly strange happens, such as it raining upside-down. The other lumberjacks demand the Paul get rid of the shoe (sort of hard to blame them since stuff this [[WeirdnessMagnet weird]] only happened right after Paul found the shoe), but Paul, realizing the shoe's value, keeps them hidden away, only bringing them out when he was playing poker with lumberjacks who wouldn't recognize them.
21st Sep '15 1:08:59 PM StFan
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* This happens to Dusk in the DCComics CrisisCrossover ''FinalNight''. She arrived on Earth and announced the Sun was going to get eaten. The Sun was then eaten. Obviously her fault.

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* This happens to Dusk in the DCComics Creator/DCComics CrisisCrossover ''FinalNight''.''ComicBook/FinalNight''. She arrived on Earth and announced the Sun was going to get eaten. The Sun was then eaten. Obviously her fault.
1st Sep '15 9:13:09 AM Pilomotor
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* This set in motion the plot of ''Series/{{Psych}}''. Main character Shawn was trained to be hyper-observant by his father, in hopes that he would follow in his footsteps and become a police detective. Unfortunately, Shawn goes through a rebellious streak and instead takes on a plethora of odd jobs while occasionally using his skills to solve crimes based on mere minutes of news footage. The police refuse to believe Shawn could really be ''that'' good an amateur sleuth, and decide he was actually right all of those times because he's a criminal in the know. So Shawn claims that the truth is, he's psychic. The chief realizes he's a useful tool and cue plot...

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* This set in motion the plot of ''Series/{{Psych}}''. Main character Shawn was trained to be hyper-observant by his father, in hopes that he would follow in his footsteps and become a police detective. Unfortunately, Shawn goes through a rebellious streak and instead takes on a plethora of odd jobs while occasionally using his skills to solve crimes based on mere minutes of news footage. The police refuse to believe Shawn could really be ''that'' good an amateur sleuth, and decide he was actually right all of those times because he's a criminal in the know. So Shawn claims that the truth is, he's psychic. really psychic, then uses a number of things he's already noticed to correctly deduce information about his interrogators. The chief realizes he's a useful tool tool, and cue plot...by the end of the episode, Shawn's set up a fake psychic detective agency called Psych.
1st Sep '15 9:03:01 AM Pilomotor
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* A villain in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' twisted this to his advantage, threatening a village with the earthquakes he could only detect.

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* A villain in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' twisted this to his advantage, threatening a village with the earthquakes by claiming to be able to create earthquakes, when in reality he could only detect.was just predicting ones that were going to happen anyway.
14th Jul '15 5:42:45 PM Llygodenfawr
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As idiotic as this kind of reasoning sounds, it is possible to use it in such a way that's not completely stupid. TheUnintelligible may have shown up for the sole purpose of warning us about the catastrophe, but if we can't understand him, well, blaming him for the problem makes as much sense as anything else. Additionally, once Cassandra has been revealed as knowing something, the idea that she's an accomplice is plausible- although, since she's trying to warn you, treating her like a criminal is still pretty dumb. However, with certain subjects, or when the listener is in a certain frame of mind, their warning may be taken as a threat.

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As idiotic as this kind of reasoning sounds, it is possible to use it in such a way that's not completely stupid. TheUnintelligible may have shown up for the sole purpose of warning us about the catastrophe, but if we can't understand him, well, blaming him for the problem makes as much sense as anything else. Additionally, once Cassandra has been revealed as knowing something, the idea that she's an accomplice is plausible- plausible -- although, since she's trying to warn you, treating her like a criminal is still pretty dumb. However, with certain subjects, or when the listener is in a certain frame of mind, their warning may be taken as a threat.
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