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21st Feb '17 8:38:03 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Film/NoobLaCroiseeDesDestins'': At the very en of the movie, Gaea, a StarvingStudent who's trying to live off schloarship as long as she can according to AllThereInTheManual, get an inverted case of HeroismEqualsJobQualification (in that the act that lands her the job is awesome, but otherwise villainous). The character who offers her the job is a pre-existing minor character that gave absolutely no previous indication of being in a position in which he could offer her such a job.


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* ''Film/NoobLaCroiseeDesDestins'': At the very en of the movie, Gaea, a StarvingStudent who's trying to live off schloarship as long as she can according to AllThereInTheManual, get an inverted case of HeroismEqualsJobQualification (in that the act that lands her the job is awesome, but otherwise villainous). The character who offers her the job is a pre-existing minor character that gave absolutely no previous indication of being in a position in which he could offer her such a job.
21st Feb '17 8:35:02 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Film/NoobLaCroiseeDesDestins'': At the very en of the movie, Gaea, a StarvingStudent who's trying to live off schloarship as long as she can according to AllThereInTheManual, get an inverted case of HeroismEqualsJobQualification (in that the act that lands her the job is awesome, but otherwise villainous). The character who offers her the job is a pre-existing minor character that gave absolutely no previous indication of being in a position in which he could offer her such a job.
13th Feb '17 3:50:24 AM Abdiel
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* In ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'', an unexplained deus ex machina is responsible for letting a boy get the phone number of his crush, only to realize later that it was actually from the [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]] [[AlternateSelf version]] of his crush instead.

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* In ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'', ''[[WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}} Keit-Ai]]'', an unexplained deus ex machina is responsible for letting a boy get the phone number of his crush, only to realize later that it was actually from the [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]] [[AlternateSelf version]] of his crush instead.
13th Feb '17 2:34:09 AM StFan
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* Episode 75 of ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has a big one. Maledict has [[TheBadGuyWins lured the heroes into his trap and takes the entire galaxy hostage with the Galaxy Crusher in exchange for the Chaos Emeralds]], leaving the heroes in a literally hopeless situation. Suddenly, a gigantic Angel fleet led by Jesus Christ himself suddenly shuts down Maledict's trap and ambushes his fleet.
* The ending of ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories''. Lampshaded by Mike and the Bots.

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* Episode 75 of ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' ''Fanfic/SonicXDarkChaos'' has a big one. Maledict has [[TheBadGuyWins lured the heroes into his trap and takes the entire galaxy hostage with the Galaxy Crusher in exchange for the Chaos Emeralds]], leaving the heroes in a literally hopeless situation. Suddenly, a gigantic Angel fleet led by Jesus Christ himself suddenly shuts down Maledict's trap and ambushes his fleet.
* The ending of ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories''.''Fanfic/TheStoryToEndAllStories''. Lampshaded by Mike and the Bots.



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* Funnily enough, there are many times in Greek Mythology where the gods and goddesses fail to do this all the way through; they may do something which only partly rectifies the situation or has its own shortcomings to it - though that may be due to them being JerkassGods. Not all instances from classical mythology are subversions, though. For example, at one point Hera offers her aid to the Argonauts to get them through. It's the only time in all of antiquity when she was depicted as acting nice, let alone toward heroes. In fact, the entire name of the trope came from the theatrical device used (via a cherry-picker like machine) in ancient Greek plays based on the Greeks' myths.

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* Funnily enough, there are many times in Greek Mythology where the gods and goddesses fail to do this all the way through; they may do something which only partly rectifies the situation or has its own shortcomings to it - -- though that may be due to them being JerkassGods. Not all instances from classical mythology are subversions, though. For example, at one point Hera offers her aid to the Argonauts to get them through. It's the only time in all of antiquity when she was depicted as acting nice, let alone toward heroes. In fact, the entire name of the trope came from the theatrical device used (via a cherry-picker like machine) in ancient Greek plays based on the Greeks' myths.



* In ''WebOriginal/{{Keit-Ai}}'', an unexplained deus ex machina is responsible for letting a boy get the phone number of his crush, only to realize later that it was actually from the [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]] [[AlternateSelf version]] of his crush instead.

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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Keit-Ai}}'', ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'', an unexplained deus ex machina is responsible for letting a boy get the phone number of his crush, only to realize later that it was actually from the [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]] [[AlternateSelf version]] of his crush instead.
13th Feb '17 1:57:31 AM Abdiel
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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Keit-Ai}}'', an unexplained deus ex machina is responsible for letting a boy get the phone number of his crush, only to realize later that it was actually from the [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]] [[AlternateSelf version]] of his crush instead.
8th Feb '17 10:55:09 PM TV4Fun
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** The introduction of Spookybot and quick resolution of Bubbles' plotline is arguably another example.
15th Jan '17 10:55:18 PM Rowdycmoore
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* This is truly the only thing keeping ''ATrollInCentralPark'' from having one of the worst DownerEnding s in the history of animated cinema, as Stanley is turned into stone in the climax - ''the very thing he was afraid of happening to him the whole movie'' - and the only thing that saves him in the end is the little boy just ''somehow'' getting Stanley's Green Thumb powers for no given reason that restore him.
6th Dec '16 2:42:44 AM player03
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* [[Webcomic/DinosaurComics T-Rex]] explains it in his inimitable style [[http://qwantz.com/archive/001354.html here]].

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* [[Webcomic/DinosaurComics T-Rex]] explains it in his inimitable style [[http://qwantz.com/archive/001354.html [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1354 here]].
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.
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