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29th Oct '16 8:04:14 AM DustSnitch
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* A literal case in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'':
** The BigBad spends the movie on a reign of terror that he proclaims to be for a higher cause, sings a VillainSong that's an inverted confession of sins, and assaults a cathedral. When he's swinging a sword and raving about how He shall cast down the wicked, the gargoyle under his feet roars at him and breaks off.
** The movie shows Frollo becoming gradually more unhinged. The gargoyle started to crumble under his feet, and he grabbed onto it to keep from falling, but it still detached from the wall. He could have been hallucinating the bit where it actually came alive.

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* A literal case in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'':
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''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': The BigBad spends the movie on a reign of terror that he proclaims to be for a higher cause, sings a VillainSong that's an inverted confession of sins, and assaults a cathedral. When he's swinging a sword and raving about how He shall cast down the wicked, the gargoyle under his feet roars at him and breaks off.
** The movie shows Frollo becoming gradually more unhinged. The gargoyle started to crumble under his feet, and he grabbed onto it to keep from falling, but it still detached from the wall. He could have been hallucinating the bit where it actually came alive.
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23rd Oct '16 7:14:37 AM Argon2
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* [[ This fic]]'s version of [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] has a variant of the trope; the 'Herald Ex Machina'. It is an accepted and expected event in Valdemaran plays for the protagonist to be saved at some timely moment (and have his/her heroism validated) by a Companion arriving and Choosing them to be a Herald. (That's because the same thing has happened to so many of Valdemar's historical figures.) For example, their version of ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is about the same as ours, except that the ending also involves Eliza becoming a Herald; in that particular example, the 'Herald Ex Machina' doesn't resolve the main plot, but there are plenty of ones where it does.

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* [[ [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4403816?view_adult=true This fic]]'s version of [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] has a variant of the trope; the 'Herald Ex Machina'. It is an accepted and expected event in Valdemaran plays for the protagonist to be saved at some timely moment (and have his/her heroism validated) by a Companion arriving and Choosing them to be a Herald. (That's because the same thing has happened to so many of Valdemar's historical figures.) For example, their version of ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is about the same as ours, except that the ending also involves Eliza becoming a Herald; in that this particular example, the 'Herald Ex Machina' doesn't resolve the main plot, but there are plenty of ones where it does.plot so much as provide a handily built-in AndTheAdventureContinues.
23rd Oct '16 7:12:13 AM Argon2
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* [[ This fic]]'s version of [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] has a variant of the trope; the 'Herald Ex Machina'. It is an accepted and expected event in Valdemaran plays for the protagonist to be saved at some timely moment (and have his/her heroism validated) by a Companion arriving and Choosing them to be a Herald. (That's because the same thing has happened to so many of Valdemar's historical figures.) For example, their version of ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is about the same as ours, except that the ending also involves Eliza becoming a Herald; in that particular example, the 'Herald Ex Machina' doesn't resolve the main plot, but there are plenty of ones where it does.
18th Sep '16 7:22:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The Japanese Emperor competence and Mongol incompetence deserve a lot of credit for this for more mundane reasons than conveniently-timed Divine Intervention. After the Mongol's first invasion, the Emperor ordered walls built along the beaches in all suitable landing places so locals could hold off invaders long enough for samurai defenders to be deployed. The Mongols did not understand the difference between seaworthy ships and riverboats and commandeered many riverboats for their sea invasion rather than pay the expense of building a proper invasion fleet. When the Mongols arrived, they sailed around for months in mostly non-seagoing ships looking for a landing place. Sooner or later, bad weather would have sunk most of the fleet. River boats don't do well in the open ocean. The Emperor used the storms that sank the Mongols to promote the idea that Divine Mandate said that he and he alone should rule Japan.

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** The Japanese Emperor Emperor's competence and Mongol incompetence deserve a lot of credit for this for more mundane reasons than conveniently-timed Divine Intervention. After the Mongol's first invasion, the Emperor ordered walls built along the beaches in all suitable landing places so locals could hold off invaders long enough for samurai defenders to be deployed. The Mongols did not understand the difference between seaworthy ships and riverboats and commandeered many riverboats for their sea invasion rather than pay the expense of building a proper invasion fleet. When the Mongols arrived, they sailed around for months in mostly non-seagoing ships looking for a landing place. Sooner or later, bad weather would have sunk most of the fleet. River boats don't do well in the open ocean. The Emperor used the storms that sank the Mongols to promote the idea that Divine Mandate said that he and he alone should rule Japan.


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16th Jul '16 3:45:52 PM naal2
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--> [[spoiler: ''Ghost Controlled Trainer'']]: This is the most fun we've had in decades!* [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/159974/pony-age-catalyst Pony Age: Catalyst]]: The Spirit of Justice who comes out of nowhere to save Twilight and Lyra from the Sloth Demon.

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--> [[spoiler: ''Ghost Controlled Trainer'']]: This is the most fun we've had in decades!* decades!
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[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/159974/pony-age-catalyst Pony Age: Catalyst]]: The Spirit of Justice who comes out of nowhere to save Twilight and Lyra from the Sloth Demon.
16th Jul '16 3:45:15 PM naal2
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--> [[spoiler: ''Ghost Controlled Trainer'']]: This is the most fun we've had in decades!

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--> [[spoiler: ''Ghost Controlled Trainer'']]: This is the most fun we've had in decades!decades!* [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/159974/pony-age-catalyst Pony Age: Catalyst]]: The Spirit of Justice who comes out of nowhere to save Twilight and Lyra from the Sloth Demon.
10th Jul '16 10:07:53 PM Spyspotter
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* It would take a while - no, maybe an entire subpage - to name the Deus ex Machinas in just about every Franchise/{{Barbie}} movie. Justified, due to their target audience.

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* It would take a while - no, maybe an entire subpage - to name the Deus ex Machinas in just about every Franchise/{{Barbie}} movie. Justified, due to their target audience.
3rd Jul '16 5:13:17 PM nombretomado
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* Happens quite a bit in Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}, but three particular examples stand out:

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* Happens quite a bit in Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}, Toys/{{BIONICLE}}, but three particular examples stand out:
17th May '16 1:36:34 PM Iampureevil
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* You can read some real life examples [[https://www.quora.com/Have-you-ever-almost-died-and-had-something-inexplicable-save-you here.]]
13th May '16 5:42:13 AM Morgenthaler
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The term is Latin for "god out of the machine" and originates in [[OlderThanFeudalism ancient Greek theater]].[[note]]the original classical Greek "theos ek mekhanikos" became "deus ex machina" through Latin translations of Greek literary criticism in the Renaissance[[/note]] It referred to scenes in which a crane (''machine'') was used to lower actors or statues playing a god or gods (''deus'') onto the stage to set things right, often near the end of the play. In its most literal interpretation, this is when a godlike figure or power, with all the convenient power that comes with that, arrives to solve the problem.

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The term is Latin for "god out of the machine" and originates in [[OlderThanFeudalism ancient Greek theater]].[[note]]the original classical Greek "theos ek mekhanikos" became "deus ex machina" through Latin translations of Greek literary criticism in the Renaissance[[/note]] It referred to scenes in which a crane (''machine'') was used to lower actors or statues playing a god or gods (''deus'') onto the stage to set things right, often near the end of the play. In its most literal interpretation, this is when a godlike figure or power, with all the convenient power that comes with that, arrives to solve the problem.
problem. A DivineIntervention need not always be a Deus Ex Machina or the sole way this trope plays out however.
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