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3rd May '16 4:33:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Webcomic/{{OrderOfTheStick}}, Vaarsuvius frequently uses Explosive Runes to play pranks on people V doesn't like (mostly [[HeroicComedicSociopath Belkar]] and [[KnightTemplar Miko]]. (Explosive Runes places words on an object that explode when read.) Come strip 659, [[spoiler:V formulates a plan to throw [[BigBad Xykon's]] [[SoulJar phylactery]] into a rift. Xykon attempts to retrieve the phylactery, but [[NiceJobFixingItVillain thanks to one of Xykon's earlier lectures]], V is more willing to use spells that do not directly strike at the enemy, and thus enchanted the phylactery with Explosive Runes. The explosion almost throws the phylactery into the rift anyway.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{OrderOfTheStick}}, ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Vaarsuvius frequently uses Explosive Runes to play pranks on people V doesn't like (mostly [[HeroicComedicSociopath Belkar]] and [[KnightTemplar Miko]]. (Explosive Runes places words on an object that explode when read.) Come strip 659, [[spoiler:V formulates a plan to throw [[BigBad Xykon's]] [[SoulJar phylactery]] into a rift. Xykon attempts to retrieve the phylactery, but [[NiceJobFixingItVillain thanks to one of Xykon's earlier lectures]], V is more willing to use spells that do not directly strike at the enemy, and thus enchanted the phylactery with Explosive Runes. The explosion almost throws the phylactery into the rift anyway.]]
25th Apr '16 10:17:26 AM Jgamer
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the girls are relaxing in a hot spring when they learn that the guys are already there (it's a unisex pool). Lucy and Wendy freak out, but Natsu and Grey point out that they've [[ClothingDamage seen the]] [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl girls naked]] [[RunningGag so many times]] that the novelty has worn off. Later, an enemy has Natsu pinned down and is using his {{Invisibility}} magic to [[PowerPerversionPotential make Lucy's clothes disappear]] in order to embarrass Natsu. This complete backfires since Natsu isn't the least bit embarrassed, but the enemy mage ''is''

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the girls are relaxing in a hot spring when they learn that the guys are already there (it's a unisex pool). Lucy and Wendy freak out, but Natsu and Grey point out that they've [[ClothingDamage seen the]] [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl girls naked]] [[RunningGag so many times]] that the novelty has worn off. Later, an enemy has Natsu pinned down and is using his {{Invisibility}} magic to [[PowerPerversionPotential make Lucy's clothes disappear]] in order to embarrass Natsu. This complete completely backfires since Natsu isn't the least bit embarrassed, but the enemy mage ''is''
25th Apr '16 10:16:53 AM Jgamer
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the girls are relaxing in a hot spring when they learn that the guys are already there (it's a unisex pool). Lucy and Wendy freak out, but Natsu and Grey point out that they've [[ClothingDamage seen the]] [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl girls naked]] [[RunningGag so many times]] that the novelty has worn off. Later, an enemy has Natsu pinned down and is using his {{Invisibility}} magic to [[PowerPerversionPotential make Lucy's clothes disappear]] in order to embarrass Natsu. This complete backfires since Natsu isn't the least bit embarrassed, but the enemy mage ''is''
7th Apr '16 4:52:04 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Fish and Chumps", Rocko and friends go on a fishing trip, and meet a GiantSquid who's obsessed with the cheese-flavored bait they were going to use. When the trip goes awry and they end up lost at sea, they're saved by that same squid.
1st Apr '16 9:41:08 AM ObsidianFire
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** In another episode, the group visits the GreatBigLibraryOfEverything because Nyarko has to return an overdue book, but they get sidetracked when two criminals ransack the place looking for a particular book. Trying to be GenreSavvy, Mahiro guesses that Nyarko's overdue book is what they were after, but it turns out that this time ''[[NotSoAboveItAll he's]]'' the one responsible, due to a copy of "[[LightNovel/HeavensMemoPad Malign God's Memo Pad]]" he idly picked up during their visit and accidentally pocketed. Nyarko even complains about how unfair it was for him to assume that she's always responsible for these things.

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** In another episode, the group visits the GreatBigLibraryOfEverything because Nyarko has to return an overdue book, but they get sidetracked when two criminals ransack the place looking for a particular book. Trying to be GenreSavvy, smart, Mahiro guesses that Nyarko's overdue book is what they were after, but it turns out that this time ''[[NotSoAboveItAll he's]]'' the one responsible, due to a copy of "[[LightNovel/HeavensMemoPad Malign God's Memo Pad]]" he idly picked up during their visit and accidentally pocketed. Nyarko even complains about how unfair it was for him to assume that she's always responsible for these things.
17th Mar '16 11:19:27 AM Pichu-kun
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* Yuki gets a cute mustached teddy bear very early into ''Manga/SchoolLive''. It doesn't become relevant until over thirty chapters in [[spoiler:when Rii begins [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness hallucinating]] it is her younger sister]].
10th Mar '16 9:48:01 PM Trogdor
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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', Sherlock's urban camouflage turns out to be this when [[spoiler:he is revealed to be disguised as a chair behind Watson, who is writing the events of the film]].
8th Feb '16 4:32:32 AM SamCurt
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* In episode 15 of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', there was a gag Wakatake's police-siren cell phone ringer, as Aya complained Wakatake's being an AttentionWhole even down to things like that. In the next episode, when TheTeam is in a stalemate with the JapaneseDelinquents, [[spoiler:Aya asks Kozuka to call Wakatake's cell phone, which breaks the stalemate by freaking out the delinquents.]]

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* In episode 15 of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', there was a gag Wakatake's police-siren cell phone ringer, as Aya complained Wakatake's being an AttentionWhole AttentionWhore even down to things like that. In the next episode, when TheTeam is in a stalemate with the JapaneseDelinquents, [[spoiler:Aya asks Kozuka to call Wakatake's cell phone, which breaks the stalemate by freaking out the delinquents.]]
8th Feb '16 4:32:11 AM SamCurt
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* In episode 15 of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', there was a gag Wakatake's police-siren cell phone ringer, as Aya complained Wakatake's being an AttentionWhole even down to things like that. In the next episode, when TheTeam is in a stalemate with the JapaneseDelinquents, [[spoiler:Aya asks Kozuka to call Wakatake's cell phone, which breaks the stalemate by freaking out the delinquents.]]
1st Feb '16 10:17:06 PM TheSinful
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* Relatively early in ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-/DianeCastle%2bXendra.htm Xendra]]'', [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] learns of the magical "Law of Precedent" where the more times a spell has succeeded, the more likely it is to succeed in the future. And a spell is more likely to have a specific result if said result has been achieved before. At first, it's just the reason Xander can be changed into a teenaged Xena again after Halloween. But while trying to get the Box Of Gavrok out of Sunnydale to destroy it, some of the Mayor's magical protections are set off and mixed up by the anti-magic protections on Wesley's car. As a result, both Xander and Wesley are turned into women instead of incinerated.
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