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16th Jul '17 2:26:08 PM Gosicrystal
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On top of that, the Deus Ex Machina is often seen to take away from the plot and characters by forcing everything to fit. If the characters are prepared to accept the unwinnable scenario and all it's consequences before the Deus Ex Machina, [[LampshadeHanging even acknowledge how lucky they were it showed up]], or it is only accomplished through a HeroicSacrifice, it can take the sting out of its' use.

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On top of that, the Deus Ex Machina is often seen to take away from the plot and characters by forcing everything to fit. If the characters are prepared to accept the unwinnable scenario and all it's its consequences before the Deus Ex Machina, [[LampshadeHanging even acknowledge how lucky they were it showed up]], or it is only accomplished through a HeroicSacrifice, it can take the sting out of its' its use.



''Also'', please make sure an example meets '''the criteria''' before submitting. This is a not a place to [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Complain About Plot Twists You Don't Like]].

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''Also'', please make sure an example meets '''the criteria''' before submitting. This is a not a place to [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Complain About Plot Twists You Don't Like]].
13th Jul '17 9:16:07 AM NumberFortyFour
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** In the climax, Candace attempts to bring their Mom out to the battlefield to see it, as she believes that the "magical force" that always sweeps away her brothers activities before she can show their Mom will take care of things.
12th May '17 9:01:15 AM SuperSaiyanSonic
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* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'': In Episode 7, Kolorado's grandfather's stopwatch was revealed to [[spoiler:house an ancient magic which proved to be the only thing capable of negating the curse trapping the characters within the MinusWorld, allowing them all to escape]]. Alvin-Earthworm, the series creator, criticizes himself for writing this into the episode, and he intends to omit this episode from the reboot as a result.
5th May '17 5:55:32 PM kazokuhouou
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* Anything classified as [[spoiler:Thaumiel]] by ''The Wiki/SCPFoundation'' essentially works as this trope, being objects that could be of benefit to the Foundation. Of particular note is SCP-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2000 2000]], which basically [[spoiler: acts as a ResetButton to clone humanity in the event of an apocalypse.]]
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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* [[DeusExMachina.AnimeAndManga Anime and Manga]]
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* [[DeusExMachina.VideoGames Video Games]]
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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.
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