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28th May '17 12:54:19 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Franchise/Shrek}}'' is big on this. In ''[[Film/{{Shrek}} the first film]], sunrise and sunset were important times for Fiona. In [[Film/Shrek2 the second]], Shrek has until midnight to make the effects of his potion permanent. Lampshaded:

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* ''{{Franchise/Shrek}}'' ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' is big on this. In ''[[Film/{{Shrek}} ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} the first film]], sunrise and sunset were important times for Fiona. In [[Film/Shrek2 [[WesternAnimation/Shrek2 the second]], Shrek has until midnight to make the effects of his potion permanent. Lampshaded:
26th Apr '17 12:50:41 AM angie710
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', each of TheFourGods can only be summoned when all of their Seishi are found, and the priestess must be a virgin. However, there ''is'' a certain failsafe: if, for example, a Seishi is missing/dead/incapacitated/an imposter, or the priestess is only a TechnicalVirgin (or not a virgin at all, or believes herself not to be), the Summoning Ceremony ''can'' still be performed. The priestess and her Seishi will just have to retrieve a {{MacGuffin}} called the Shinzaho, which is an artifact left by the ''last'' priestess to enter the book. (This artifact can be literally ''anything,'' [[SympatheticMagic so long as it has some personal connection to her]]: a piece of jewelry or clothing the previous priestess wore, an accessory she carried, even her KidFromTheFuture.)
13th Apr '17 8:48:40 AM I_love_dragons
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* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset, until they are saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]

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* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset, until they are saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]Lawyering]].
13th Apr '17 8:48:22 AM I_love_dragons
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* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset then were saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]

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* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset then were sunset, until they are saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]
19th Nov '16 1:38:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WebAnimation/KillingSpree'', a strange mystic gives the main character the power to do anything he wants, but only until midnight. Having been turned into a NighInvincible {{Badass}}, he naturally goes on a mass murder spree. The deadline comes into play at the end of ''Killing Spree VI'', when [[spoiler:he's seeming shot dead by a vengeful cop, only for the mystic to reveal that Jase [[NotQuiteDead can't be dead]] because it's not yet midnight and the spell hasn't worn off yet]].

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* In ''WebAnimation/KillingSpree'', a strange mystic gives the main character the power to do anything he wants, but only until midnight. Having been turned into a NighInvincible {{Badass}}, badass, he naturally goes on a mass murder spree. The deadline comes into play at the end of ''Killing Spree VI'', when [[spoiler:he's seeming shot dead by a vengeful cop, only for the mystic to reveal that Jase [[NotQuiteDead can't be dead]] because it's not yet midnight and the spell hasn't worn off yet]].
18th Nov '16 8:55:13 AM Gosicrystal
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# '''[[FantasticFragility Magic Has Its Rules]]''': Somehow setting limits such as a "RuleOfThree" or [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} "Until the Castle Rises Above the Clouds"]] or "Until the Sun Sets," or [[VirginPower "This spell/ritual/technique can only be performed by a virgin"]] makes the power work better or at all. [[MagicAIsMagicA So whatever happens needs to happen within the rules instead of at one's convenience]]. If a rules lawyer is around this sometimes leads to NoManOfWomanBorn.

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# '''[[FantasticFragility Magic Has Its Rules]]''': Somehow setting limits such as a "RuleOfThree" or [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} "Until the Castle Rises Above the Clouds"]] or "Until the Sun Sets," or [[VirginPower "This spell/ritual/technique can only be performed by a virgin"]] makes the power work better or at all. [[MagicAIsMagicA So whatever happens needs to happen within the rules instead of at one's convenience]]. If a rules lawyer is around around, this sometimes leads to NoManOfWomanBorn.
17th Sep '16 7:17:21 AM Ultra64
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** In Book 2 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarLegendOfKorra'', Unalaq's plan to [[spoiler:open the Spirit Portals, free Raava and fuse with him, then use his power to destroy the world]], all hinges on an event known as "Harmonic Convergence" that only happens once every few hundred years.

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** In Book 2 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarLegendOfKorra'', ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'', Unalaq's plan to [[spoiler:open the Spirit Portals, free Raava and fuse with him, then use his power to destroy the world]], all hinges on an event known as "Harmonic Convergence" that only happens once every few hundred years.
11th Aug '16 7:40:24 PM Goldfritha
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If the events happen on their own after astronomical events, see WhenThePlanetsAlign. Not to be confused with CosmicDeadline.

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If the events happen on their own after astronomical events, see WhenThePlanetsAlign. Not to be confused with CosmicDeadline. Overlap with LiminalTime is considerable.
3rd Aug '16 7:06:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' we have the Great Conjunction, an alignment of the world's three suns, described as a catalyst for "great change." In the film, the Dark Crystal must be completely reassembled and the Mystics and Skeksis reunited by the upcoming Great Conjunction in order for harmony to be restored.
* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again. In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)
* In the silent film ''Film/TheGolem'', the Rabbi can only create the Golem while a certain astronomical constellation occurs. The occurence of another constellation supposedly causes the Golem to rebel.
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset then were saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]



* In the vampire movie ''Film/OnceBitten'', the lovely female vampire must have blood from 3 virgin males before Halloween each year to retain her youthful appearance. Although she does drink non-virgin blood, this merely sustains her, not her looks.



* In ''{{Film/Soultaker}}'', the heroes have until their life support is turned off at midnight to reunite with their bodies. And then the movie more or less completely ignores said deadline.
* In ''Film/YourHighness'', the evil wizard needs to perform a certain ritual with a virgin to [[spoiler:create a dragon]]. This ritual may only be performed once every 100 years when the two moons align.


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* In ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' we have the Great Conjunction, an alignment of the world's three suns, described as a catalyst for "great change." In the film, the Dark Crystal must be completely reassembled and the Mystics and Skeksis reunited by the upcoming Great Conjunction in order for harmony to be restored.
* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again. In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)
* In the silent film ''Film/TheGolem'', the Rabbi can only create the Golem while a certain astronomical constellation occurs. The occurence of another constellation supposedly causes the Golem to rebel.
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset then were saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]
* In the vampire movie ''Film/OnceBitten'', the lovely female vampire must have blood from 3 virgin males before Halloween each year to retain her youthful appearance. Although she does drink non-virgin blood, this merely sustains her, not her looks.
* In ''{{Film/Soultaker}}'', the heroes have until their life support is turned off at midnight to reunite with their bodies. And then the movie more or less completely ignores said deadline.
* In ''Film/YourHighness'', the evil wizard needs to perform a certain ritual with a virgin to [[spoiler:create a dragon]]. This ritual may only be performed once every 100 years when the two moons align.
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3rd Aug '16 7:05:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again.
** In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)

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* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again.
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again. In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)
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