History Main / ClosedCircle

21st May '16 9:19:53 PM erforce
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Thanks to TechnologyMarchesOn, an increasingly unavoidable bit of FridgeLogic crops up in modern works regarding why the characters don't just call the police/mountain rescue/the Film/{{Ghostbusters}} on their mobile phones. Hence the nigh-omnipresent NecessaryWeasel that is CellPhonesAreUseless. Even works that avoid that trope play with it in that having a functional means of communication isn't really important, due to inaccessibility or a time limit that's shorter than the time it would take for rescue to arrive.

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Thanks to TechnologyMarchesOn, an increasingly unavoidable bit of FridgeLogic crops up in modern works regarding why the characters don't just call the police/mountain rescue/the Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} on their mobile phones. Hence the nigh-omnipresent NecessaryWeasel that is CellPhonesAreUseless. Even works that avoid that trope play with it in that having a functional means of communication isn't really important, due to inaccessibility or a time limit that's shorter than the time it would take for rescue to arrive.
6th May '16 4:46:49 PM DaibhidC
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* A ''Magazine/{{Pyramid}}'' article on unusual artifacts included the Enigma Van. While it could resemble any mode of transport suitable for the setting (from Conundrum Carriage to Secret Starship), the key points were that it was [[MysteryMagnet attracted to mysteries]], and once it found one it would break down until the mystery was solved. An obvious {{Deconstruction}} of the [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Mystery Machine]].

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* A ''Magazine/{{Pyramid}}'' article on unusual artifacts included the Enigma Van. While it could resemble any mode of transport suitable for the setting (from Conundrum Carriage to Secret Starship), the key points were that it was [[MysteryMagnet attracted to mysteries]], and once it found one it would break down until the mystery was solved. An obvious {{Deconstruction}} of the [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Mystery Machine]]. The same series also had the Bloody Typhoid Mary Celeste, a vehicle which was more generally attracted to trouble (and therefore seen as ''being'' trouble - it was also very distinctive), but which would likewise break down if the [=PCs=] tried to leave before the situation was resolved.
5th May '16 2:48:53 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The characters of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' [[GenreSavvy joke about]] how being trapped on a remote island in a storm feels like an old-fashioned murder mystery -- right before the corpses start stacking up.

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* The characters of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' [[GenreSavvy joke about]] how being trapped on a remote island in a storm feels like an old-fashioned murder mystery -- right before the corpses start stacking up.
23rd Apr '16 6:56:53 AM Dutchtica
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* In ''Videogame/EarthBound'', you're stuck in Threed until you're done getting rid of the zombie invasion. Various other techniques stick you in a small area: the [[BrokenBridge blocked road]] that keeps you in your neighborhood until you investigate the meteor that fell during the night, the traffic jam in the desert... oh, and for the final showdown, you teleport to a place you can't return from.
16th Apr '16 2:34:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''GilligansIsland'', so much so that people ask why they don't JustEatGilligan.

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* ''GilligansIsland'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'', so much so that people ask why they don't JustEatGilligan.



* This trope, which means that Ted has to put up Bishop Brennan, who is frightened of rabbits, whilst the parochial house is infested with rabbits, is bizarrely parodied in an episode of ''FatherTed'':

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* This trope, which means that Ted has to put up Bishop Brennan, who is frightened of rabbits, whilst the parochial house is infested with rabbits, is bizarrely parodied in an episode of ''FatherTed'':''Series/FatherTed'':
15th Apr '16 4:46:59 PM AsleepInTheBooks
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* The Other World in the ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' movie is only as big as the surrounding area of the Pink Palace. Once Coraline gets the idea to just walk away, she finds the forest flaking apart to reveal a white void - which reforms into the Pink Palace right in front of her again. It's presumably because the Other Mother doesn't have the power to reach any further. "Small world."

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* The Other World in the ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' movie is only as big as the surrounding area of the Pink Palace. Once Coraline gets the idea to just walk away, she finds the forest flaking apart to reveal a white void - which reforms into the Pink Palace right in front of her again. It's presumably because the Other Mother doesn't have the power to reach any further. "Small world."



* The Other House and garden in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''. If you walk too far, you find yourself coming back to the house again, and only Coraline herself and the cat can leave.

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* The Other House and garden in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''. If you walk too far, you find yourself coming back to the house again, and only Coraline herself and the cat can leave. The real Pink Palace is not this, but when Coraline attempts to call the police for help, they don't believe that her parents have been kidnapped and so she has to deal with the situation herself.
15th Apr '16 4:44:10 PM AsleepInTheBooks
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* The Other World in the ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' movie is only as big as the surrounding area of the Pink Palace. Once Coraline gets the idea to just walk away, she finds the forest flaking apart to reveal a white void - which reforms into the Pink Palace right in front of her again. It's presumably because the Other Mother doesn't have the power to reach any further. "Small world."
15th Apr '16 12:38:57 PM sorako
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* In ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha'', the main cast is trapped within a magical barrier that prevents them from leaving the forest. The plot involves figuring out who the traitor among them is who activated the barrier.

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* In ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha'', ''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers'', the main cast is trapped within a magical barrier that prevents them from leaving the forest. The plot involves figuring out who the traitor among them is who activated the barrier.
10th Apr '16 3:27:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** This short was remade 15 years later as ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short "If A Body Meets A Body". It follows the plot for the most part. In fact, the police detective is [[HeyItsThatGuy even played by the same actor, Fred Kelsey]].

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** This short was remade 15 years later as ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short "If A Body Meets A Body". It follows the plot for the most part. In fact, the police detective is [[HeyItsThatGuy even played by the same actor, Fred Kelsey]].Kelsey.
1st Apr '16 11:52:46 AM ObsidianFire
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* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'': Once the family arrive at the hotel, Torgo tells them, "There is no way out of here. It will be dark soon. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment There is no way out of here]]." [[GenreBlindness Michael decides it would be a good idea to stay the night.]] This is the least of [[TooDumbToLive his problems]]. Or the audience's for that matter.

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* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'': Once the family arrive at the hotel, Torgo tells them, "There is no way out of here. It will be dark soon. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment There is no way out of here]]." [[GenreBlindness Michael decides it would be a good idea to stay the night.]] night. This is the least of [[TooDumbToLive his problems]]. Or the audience's for that matter.



** Finally justified in ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'': [[spoiler:The town won't ''let'' you leave - when Murphy gets DangerouslyGenreSavvy and tries to hotwire a speedboat, the owner outright tells him that the town has "rules", and gets ''pissed'' if you break them. When Murphy ignores him, a horde of [[MakeMeWannaShout Screamers]] assault him and drive him away from the boat, plus all the giant fences that wall off explorable areas.]]

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** Finally justified in ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'': [[spoiler:The town won't ''let'' you leave - when Murphy gets DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart and tries to hotwire a speedboat, the owner outright tells him that the town has "rules", and gets ''pissed'' if you break them. When Murphy ignores him, a horde of [[MakeMeWannaShout Screamers]] assault him and drive him away from the boat, plus all the giant fences that wall off explorable areas.]]
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