History Main / ChewbaccaDefense

18th Jul '17 9:55:48 AM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', this is AmoralAttorney Jeff Winger's go to strategy as a lawyer. He particularly seems to like invoking 9/11. Subverted when he uses it in debate: his team loses, 50-8 (and the 8 were to Annie).

to:

* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', this ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** This
is AmoralAttorney Jeff Winger's go to strategy as a lawyer. He particularly seems to like invoking 9/11. Subverted when he uses it in debate: his team loses, 50-8 (and the 8 were to Annie).Annie).
** In the Darkest Timeline, Evil!Jeff uses this to get Evil!Annie out of the sanatorium. He claims that while she robbed multiple pharmacies and killed everyone who tried to stop her, clearly the ''real'' crime is someone so beautiful being locked up. Somehow this works.
27th Jun '17 4:16:41 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is how to win an edit war on TheOtherWiki, where the content is often controlled not by those with the more accurate information but by those with the strongest opinions.
** This is not only limited to TheOtherWiki: because they are edited by users who inevitably don't all share the same opinions, any wiki can devolve into a shouting match where the most opinionated side is deemed the right one.

to:

* This is how to win an edit war on TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, where the content is often controlled not by those with the more accurate information but by those with the strongest opinions.
** This is not only limited to TheOtherWiki: Wiki/TheOtherWiki: because they are edited by users who inevitably don't all share the same opinions, any wiki can devolve into a shouting match where the most opinionated side is deemed the right one.
28th May '17 8:57:48 AM PF
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[-[[caption-width-right:250:"Ladies and gentlemen of this ''supposed'' jury, it does not make sense! [[TropeNamers If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit]]! The defense rests, your honor."]]-]

to:

[-[[caption-width-right:250:"Ladies and gentlemen of this ''supposed'' jury, it does not make sense! [[TropeNamers If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit]]! The defense rests, your honor.rests."]]-]
27th May '17 3:02:30 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The short film ''The Flying Car'' from Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse features Randal asking Dante what he would do to get a flying car. He mentions cutting his foot off without anesthesia and having a German man fondle him, which Dante eventually agrees to. Randal then calls him out for agreeing with that.

to:

* The short film ''The Flying Car'' from Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Film/TheViewAskewniverse features Randal asking Dante what he would do to get a flying car. He mentions cutting his foot off without anesthesia and having a German man fondle him, which Dante eventually agrees to. Randal then calls him out for agreeing with that.
19th May '17 12:38:12 PM Kotomikun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[ArgumentumAdNauseum Having a point repeated over and over again.]]

to:

* [[ArgumentumAdNauseum [[ArgumentumAdNauseam Having a point repeated over and over again.]]
9th May '17 9:00:32 AM Luigifan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Having a point repeated over and over again.

to:

* [[ArgumentumAdNauseum Having a point repeated over and over again.]]
30th Apr '17 4:21:26 AM AtticusOmundson
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[-[[caption-width-right:250:"Ladies and gentlemen of this ''supposed'' jury, it does not make sense! [[TropeNamers If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit]]! The defense rests, your honor.]]-]

to:

[-[[caption-width-right:250:"Ladies and gentlemen of this ''supposed'' jury, it does not make sense! [[TropeNamers If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit]]! The defense rests, your honor.]]-]
"]]-]
29th Apr '17 12:10:34 PM BURGINABC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Misusing scientific and medical terms are favorites for Chewbacca Defenses. The word quantum and equivocations with the word energy are favorites, with antioxidants and alkali/acid showing up perennially in health quackery. These are really problematic to defend against, since first the correct definition of the scientific or medical term has to be defended.

to:

*** [[{{Technobabble}} Misusing scientific and medical terms are favorites terms]] is a favorite tactic for Chewbacca Defenses. The word quantum and equivocations with the word energy are favorites, with antioxidants and alkali/acid showing up perennially in health quackery. These are really problematic to defend against, since first the correct definition of the scientific or medical term has to be defended.
20th Apr '17 6:25:24 AM MisterApple
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Godwin's Law states that as any internet debate rages on, the probability of one side comparing the other side to Hitler gets closer and closer to one. The "Hitler rule," a universal Internet rule established based on Godwin's Law, dictates that once the Godwin Point has been reached, the person who referenced Hitler or the Nazis has automatically lost the debate and there is to be no further discussion on the subject. A corollary to the rule holds that invoking Godwin's Law intentionally because you're sick of debating ("You're Hitler. Debate over.") doesn't work.

to:

* Godwin's Law GodwinsLaw states that as any internet debate rages on, the probability of one side comparing the other side to Hitler gets closer and closer to one. The "Hitler rule," a universal Internet rule established based on Godwin's Law, dictates that once the Godwin Point has been reached, the person who referenced Hitler or the Nazis has automatically lost the debate and there is to be no further discussion on the subject. A corollary to the rule holds that invoking Godwin's Law intentionally because you're sick of debating ("You're Hitler. Debate over.") doesn't work.
16th Apr '17 2:41:58 PM chelonianmobile
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Most of the examples [[http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm here]] are spoofs of the Chewbacca Defense. The list could itself be perceived as a straight example when someone tries to use it as proof that God does not exist (and that, itself, is actually on the list).
* [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "Argument From Argumentation,"]] where one arguer just says God exists over and over until the opponent leaves, is practically a template for all the others. The opponent's arguments, since they're ignored anyway, are all written as "[Atheist's counterargument]."

to:

* Most of the examples [[http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm here]] are spoofs of the Chewbacca Defense. The list could itself be perceived as a straight example when someone tries to use it as proof that God does not exist (and that, itself, is actually on the list). \n* Includes the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "Argument From Argumentation,"]] where one arguer just says God exists over and over until the opponent leaves, is practically a template for all the others. The opponent's arguments, since they're ignored anyway, are all written as "[Atheist's counterargument]."" Counterattacked [[http://www.thomism.org/atheism/atheist_logic.html here]] using many of the exact same arguments.
This list shows the last 10 events of 215. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ChewbaccaDefense