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4th Feb '16 11:30:25 AM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Cry Freedom Fighters!", [[TheDitz Plastic Man]] leads a group sing-along of ([[{{Mondegreen}} a mangled version of]]) "Yankee Doodle", invoking the spirit of freedom to revive [[CaptainPatriotic Uncle]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Sam]] and turn the tide in the heroes' favor.
7th Jan '16 1:35:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceChannel5 Part 2''. The game has people you save helping you stop evil by singing and dancing along. But the trope really comes into play [[spoiler:in the final level, where Ulala falls unconscious and defeated, but the entirety of the cast starts to clap for her and bring her back, before they all sing in unison to stop the bad guy. Even though just moments before she was zapped close to dead.]]
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* ''SpaceChannel5 ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Part 2''. The game has people you save helping you stop evil by singing and dancing along. But the trope really comes into play [[spoiler:in the final level, where Ulala falls unconscious and defeated, but the entirety of the cast starts to clap for her and bring her back, before they all sing in unison to stop the bad guy. Even though just moments before she was zapped close to dead.]]
6th Jan '16 2:57:36 AM 082122712641
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Answering the wider question as to why the world of Berserk is so full of [[CrapsackWorld crapsuck]], [[spoiler: humanity needed a reason as to why there was so much evil and suffering in the world so badly that all of their collective thoughts and prayers formed the [[GodIsEvil Idea of Evil]]. Yep. That will do it.]]
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Answering The entirety of Astral Plane, is actually the wider question collective human subconscious, which is why beings that exist in human imagination (such as to mythological beings) reside there, and also why they can't emerge in the physical world. It also answers why the world of Berserk universe is so full of [[CrapsackWorld crapsuck]], [[spoiler: humanity needed a reason as to why there was so much evil and of a CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:humanity has always thought since ancient times that every suffering in the world so badly that all has a reason. All of their collective thoughts and prayers formed the [[GodIsEvil [[TheHeartless Idea of Evil]]. Yep. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Yep]]. [[GodIsEvil That will do it.]]it]]]].
29th Dec '15 10:06:42 AM SteveMB
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* An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' has the crew find a pulled-from-myth planet of Ancient Greece, presided over by Apollo, who laments that the rest of the gods perished, more or less, from a lack of followers.
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* An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' has the crew find a pulled-from-myth planet of Ancient Greece, presided over by Apollo, who laments that the rest of the gods perished, more or less, from [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly a lack of followers.followers]].
25th Dec '15 9:30:23 PM baschapp
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An old trope, wherein enough belief in something will cause things to happen. Also known as the [[PeterPan "Tinkerbell]] effect"; which is itself a subcategory of what is known as "magical thinking", a belief in cause-and-effect relationships between uncorrelated events based on coincidences. This trope isn't a MagicFeather where "confidence" merely allows one to use their own abilities to the fullest; this physically [[RealityWarper changes the universe]]. Many fantasy universes include some form of this: things like [[ThePowerOfLove love]] or [[ThePowerOfLove hate]] may be physically manifest forces rather than only things that exist in people's minds. A [[PostModernism post-modern take]] on divine pantheons posits that [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly gods are the product of (or severely dependent upon) their believers]] - take away their believers, and a god "fades away."
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An old trope, wherein enough belief in something will cause things to happen. Also known as the [[PeterPan "Tinkerbell]] effect"; which is itself a subcategory of what is known as "magical thinking", a belief in cause-and-effect relationships between uncorrelated events based on coincidences. This trope isn't a MagicFeather where "confidence" merely allows one to use their own abilities to the fullest; this physically [[RealityWarper changes the universe]]. Many fantasy universes include some form of this: things like [[ThePowerOfLove love]] or [[ThePowerOfLove [[ThePowerOfHate hate]] may be physically manifest forces rather than only things that exist in people's minds. A [[PostModernism post-modern take]] on divine pantheons posits that [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly gods are the product of (or severely dependent upon) their believers]] - take away their believers, and a god "fades away."
16th Dec '15 8:28:09 PM FF32
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* ''FanFic/ImAMarvelAndImADC''. When {{Deadpool}} runs out of bullets he asks the audience to do this to make new bullets appear in his guns. When this doesn't work he calls the audience a bunch of amputees.
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* ''FanFic/ImAMarvelAndImADC''.''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC''. When {{Deadpool}} runs out of bullets he asks the audience to do this to make new bullets appear in his guns. When this doesn't work he calls the audience a bunch of amputees.
8th Dec '15 12:25:59 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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This creates a vicious cycle for non-believers, as magical events are "[[PuffOfLogic disproven]]" in their presence because they don't believe in the first place, thus cementing their disbelief. Particular savvy characters may take advantage of this and bypass [[ImNotAfraidOfYou foes]] and [[IRejectYourReality other threats]] by simply rejecting or[[JustIgnoreIt ignoring]] their existence.
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This creates a vicious cycle for non-believers, as magical events are "[[PuffOfLogic disproven]]" in their presence because they don't believe in the first place, thus cementing their disbelief. Particular savvy characters may take advantage of this and bypass [[ImNotAfraidOfYou foes]] and [[IRejectYourReality other threats]] by simply rejecting or[[JustIgnoreIt or [[JustIgnoreIt ignoring]] their existence.
25th Nov '15 6:59:03 AM Lopiny
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* ''WebOriginal/AbandonedByDisney'': The final story in the series [[spoiler:interprets Disney's entire "when you wish upon a star" imagery and their works in general to be a way to experiment with, and harness this. They're convinced that, when people believe in something intensely enough, and in big enough amounts, it may just come to be. Problem is, HumansAreFlawed, and negativity tends to seep into these attempts and corrode them, or even create them in their entirety out of terrible thoughts. This is why their every attempt has failed: Things do come into being through belief, but so far, all those things have been [[EldritchAbomination flawed, negative, and entirely wrong]]]].
19th Nov '15 4:56:56 AM Vree
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An old trope, wherein enough belief in something will cause things to happen, also known as "magical thinking". This isn't a MagicFeather where "confidence" merely allows one to use their own abilities to the fullest; this physically changes the universe. In particular, a somewhat [[PostModernism post-modern take]] on divine pantheons posits that [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly gods are the product of (or severely dependent upon) their believers.]] Take away their believers, and a god "fades away." This creates a vicious cycle for non-believers, as magical events are "[[PuffOfLogic disproven]]" in their presence because they don't believe in the first place, thus cementing their disbelief. Particular savvy characters may [[JustIgnoreIt take advantage of this]] by getting others to yell "ImNotAfraidOfYou!"
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An old trope, wherein enough belief in something will cause things to happen, also happen. Also known as the [[PeterPan "Tinkerbell]] effect"; which is itself a subcategory of what is known as "magical thinking". thinking", a belief in cause-and-effect relationships between uncorrelated events based on coincidences. This trope isn't a MagicFeather where "confidence" merely allows one to use their own abilities to the fullest; this physically [[RealityWarper changes the universe. In particular, a somewhat universe]]. Many fantasy universes include some form of this: things like [[ThePowerOfLove love]] or [[ThePowerOfLove hate]] may be physically manifest forces rather than only things that exist in people's minds. A [[PostModernism post-modern take]] on divine pantheons posits that [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly gods are the product of (or severely dependent upon) their believers.]] Take believers]] - take away their believers, and a god "fades away." " When turned up to a global or universal scale, this can result in a "consensus reality" - a world completely created by what people think rather than its own OntologicalInertia. This creates a vicious cycle for non-believers, as magical events are "[[PuffOfLogic disproven]]" in their presence because they don't believe in the first place, thus cementing their disbelief. Particular savvy characters may [[JustIgnoreIt take advantage of this]] this and bypass [[ImNotAfraidOfYou foes]] and [[IRejectYourReality other threats]] by getting others to yell "ImNotAfraidOfYou!" simply rejecting or[[JustIgnoreIt ignoring]] their existence.
5th Nov '15 9:35:07 AM nombretomado
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* Used in MarvelComics in {{Thor}} # 301, where it was revealed that, while the gods themselves ''could'' exist long after they had no more worshipers, those who STILL have some had greater amounts of power. Also, a god is stronger in his home plane than gods from another.
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* Used in MarvelComics in {{Thor}} ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'' # 301, where it was revealed that, while the gods themselves ''could'' exist long after they had no more worshipers, those who STILL have some had greater amounts of power. Also, a god is stronger in his home plane than gods from another.

* When the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} faced off with Dracula, Kitty Pryde tries using a crucifix against Dracula and achieves nothing. Dracula then grabs her throat, and burns his hand on her Star of David necklace. No points for guessing Kitty's religion, folks!
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* When the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen faced off with Dracula, Kitty Pryde tries using a crucifix against Dracula and achieves nothing. Dracula then grabs her throat, and burns his hand on her Star of David necklace. No points for guessing Kitty's religion, folks!
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