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4th Apr '17 6:39:51 PM Nulono
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** At one point, Flash's powers were stated to be the result of interference by Mopee, a magical extradimensional imp responsible for several origin stories, including some Marvel ones.
3rd Apr '17 11:58:06 PM Discar
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** Fitz spends much of the fourth season trying to find rational explanations for ghosts, demons, and magic books. While he does occasionally make progress (such as when he and Simmons find a cure for the ghost insanity), the Ghost Rider and the Darkhold continually confound his attempts to understand. He finally stops trying to classify Ghost Rider as a normal Gifted when he witnesses [[spoiler:the Spirit of Vengeance jump out of Robbie and into Mack in order to escape Hell]], and several times he is forced to summarize the Darkhold's abilities as "no, that is not possible, I don't care that it's happening right in front of me, ''it's not possible''."
3rd Apr '17 11:52:16 PM Discar
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--->'''Jeffrey''': Is he Inhuman?\\
'''Coulson''': Claims he made a deal with the Devil.\\
'''Fitz''': Which is nonsense.\\
'''Coulson''': You know, the rationalist in me wants to agree, but the ''skull on fire'' presents a pretty compelling argument for "Hail Satan."
18th Feb '17 6:20:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' gets closer to this than any other incarnation. The Prophets of Bajor live in a separate plane of existence and watch over the people of Bajor, who worship them as Gods. As far as everybody else is concerned, they're {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s who live in a temporally non-linear plane of existence. The series never comes down hard on what they are but had something of a ToneShift. Sisko, Jadzia Dax, and [[spoiler: Gul Dukat]] all start out as either alien or skeptic to the Prophets' [[spoiler: or Pah Wraiths']] divinity, but end up embracing it to some degree in the end. Also, in the last seasons of the Dominion War arc, a lot of Action / HighFantasy tropes [[spoiler: i.e. TheChosenOne, FinalBattle, EvilCounterpart]] start to overtake the slow-burning character growth and social realism. There's no Sci-Fi explanation for what's going on much of the time. "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E25E26WhatYouLeaveBehind What You Leave Behind]]" feels much more like ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'' than "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E24AllGoodThings All Good Things]]".

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* ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' gets closer to this than any other incarnation. The Prophets of Bajor live in a separate plane of existence and watch over the people of Bajor, who worship them as Gods. As far as everybody else is concerned, they're {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s who live in a temporally non-linear plane of existence. The series never comes down hard on what they are but had something of a ToneShift. Sisko, Jadzia Dax, and [[spoiler: Gul Dukat]] all start out as either alien aloof or skeptic skeptical to the Prophets' [[spoiler: or Pah Wraiths']] divinity, but end up embracing it to some degree in the end. Also, in the last seasons of the Dominion War arc, a lot of Action / HighFantasy tropes [[spoiler: i.e. TheChosenOne, FinalBattle, EvilCounterpart]] start to overtake the slow-burning character growth and social realism. There's no Sci-Fi explanation for what's going on much of the time. "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E25E26WhatYouLeaveBehind What You Leave Behind]]" feels much more like ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'' than "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E24AllGoodThings All Good Things]]".



** The series danced with a scientific explanation for everything in seasons 4 and 5. Season 6, meanwhile, reverts back to fantasy, focusing the plot around two people who seem to be immortal demigods (one of whom has even been theorized to be a outright ''genie'', since he claims to be able to grant wishes to his followers and who is being kept on the Island like a cork keeps wine in a bottle) while introducing rules about not being able to kill somebody if they speak to you first, a healing spring that turns you evil when it's grimy and so on.
** The show played with the idea of science vs. faith, as epitomized by Jack and Locke respectively. There are scientific explanations for many of the things that happened (plane crashed, the time travel, etc.) and though Jacob guided the events of the whole show, it doesn't mean the actual events lack a scientific reason as to how they happened. Put simply, the writers deliberately wrote the show so that most events were a blend of the scientific and the faith-oriented, and very few things were purely one or the other.

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** The series danced with a scientific explanation for everything in seasons 4 and 5. Season 6, meanwhile, reverts back to fantasy, focusing the plot around two people who seem to be immortal demigods (one of whom has even been theorized to be a an outright ''genie'', since he claims to be able to grant wishes to his followers and who is being kept on the Island like a cork keeps wine in a bottle) while introducing rules about not being able to kill somebody if they speak to you first, a healing spring that turns you evil when it's grimy grimy, and so on.
** The show played with the idea of science vs. faith, as epitomized by Jack and Locke respectively. There are scientific explanations for many of the things that happened (plane crashed, the time travel, etc.) ), and though Jacob guided the events of the whole show, it doesn't mean the actual events lack a scientific reason as to how they happened. Put simply, the writers deliberately wrote the show so that most events were a blend of the scientific and the faith-oriented, and very few things were purely one or the other.
9th Jan '17 1:19:46 AM BURGINABC
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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' has pulled this in some of its modern incarnations. ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' popularized this, although it was justified: the entire point of the film was that the gang had spent several years debunking hauntings as [[ScoobyDooHoax hoaxes and criminal plots]] and the film explored how they would react when finally faced with the supernatural for real.

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' has pulled this in some of its modern incarnations. ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' popularized this, although it was justified: this; the entire point of the film was that the gang had spent several years debunking hauntings as [[ScoobyDooHoax hoaxes and criminal plots]] and the film explored how they would react when finally faced with the supernatural for real.
9th Jan '17 1:12:05 AM BURGINABC
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This is the SciFiCounterpart of DoingInTheWizard.

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This is the SciFiCounterpart [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of DoingInTheWizard.
29th Oct '16 12:33:20 PM merotoker
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch''. [[spoiler: After they are too late to save Stitch from his malfunction and he shuts down, Lilo's tear brings him back to life.]] Pleakley asks Jumba for the scientific explanation. Jumba proudly states (as if he knew any other way to state things) that there is no possible scientific explanation, declares it a miracle, and celebrates.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch''.''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch''. [[spoiler: After they are too late to save Stitch from his malfunction and he shuts down, Lilo's tear brings him back to life.]] Pleakley asks Jumba for the scientific explanation. Jumba proudly states (as if he knew any other way to state things) that there is no possible scientific explanation, declares it a miracle, and celebrates.



* While ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is mostly focused on magic and demons, a few antagonists, like [[RobotMaster Warren, the original Ted]] and [[MadScientist Professor Walsh]], used sci-fi tropes. WordOfGod says they could pull off things like semi-sapient robots and invisibility rays because they're actually [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience magical savants]] fueled by the Hellmouth (or something).
** The Hellmouth attracts demons ''and'' encourages weirdness of all kinds, sometimes spontaneous (“Nightmares”, “Out of Mind, Out of Sight”, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, “Where the Wild Things Are”), sometimes in the form of mad science.

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* While ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is mostly focused on magic and demons, a few antagonists, like [[RobotMaster Warren, the original Ted]] and [[MadScientist Professor Walsh]], used sci-fi tropes. WordOfGod says they could pull off things like semi-sapient robots and invisibility rays because they're actually [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience magical savants]] fueled by the Hellmouth (or something). \n** The Hellmouth attracts demons ''and'' encourages weirdness of all kinds, sometimes spontaneous (“Nightmares”, “Out of Mind, Out of Sight”, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, “Where the Wild Things Are”), sometimes in the form of mad science.



* ''Videogame/{{Tekken}} 4'' took a sudden and drastic turn towards DoingInTheWizard compared to the supernatural and soft sci-fi themes in the first game. Most notably, the Devil possessing Jin and Kazuya was first referred to as "the Devil Gene" in this game and described as a mutation. Ogre, similarly, was called a "bioweapon" instead of an ancient warrior god. The only robot was Combot, a ClockworkCreature rather than the RidiculouslyHumanRobot JACK series, and there's only one "fighting animal"--Kuma, who is pretty much an ordinary bear. Following games in the series brought the supernatural elements right back, but also folded most of the scientific elements right on top of them. The Devil Gene, for instance, is revealed to be a genetically-inherited curse.

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* ''Videogame/{{Tekken}} 4'' took a sudden and drastic turn towards DoingInTheWizard compared to the supernatural and soft sci-fi themes in the first game. Most notably, the Devil possessing Jin and Kazuya was first referred to as "the Devil Gene" in this game and described as a mutation. Ogre, similarly, was called a "bioweapon" instead of an ancient warrior god. The only robot was Combot, a ClockworkCreature rather than the RidiculouslyHumanRobot {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} JACK series, and there's only one "fighting animal"--Kuma, who is pretty much an ordinary bear. Following games in the series brought the supernatural elements right back, but also folded most of the scientific elements right on top of them. The Devil Gene, for instance, is revealed to be a genetically-inherited curse.
25th Oct '16 12:13:30 AM Tamfang
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** The Hellmouth attracts demons ''and'' encourages weirdness of all kinds, sometimes spontaneous (“Nightmares”, “Out of Mind, Out of Sight”, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, “Where the Wild Things Are”), sometimes in the form of mad science.
3rd Oct '16 10:16:00 AM KingZeal
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* ''Videogame/{{Tekken}} 4'' took a sudden and drastic turn towards DoingInTheWizard compared to the supernatural and soft sci-fi themes in the first game. Most notably, the Devil possessing Jin and Kazuya was first referred to as "the Devil Gene" in this game and described as a mutation. Ogre, similarly, was called a "bioweapon" instead of an ancient warrior god. The only robot was Combot, a ClockworkCreature rather than the RidiculouslyHumanRobot JACK series, and there's only one "fighting animal"--Kuma, who is pretty much an ordinary bear. Following games in the series brought the supernatural elements right back, but also folded most of the scientific elements right on top of them. The Devil Gene, for instance, is revealed to be a genetically-inherited curse.
2nd Oct '16 5:37:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Simmons initially thinks that Will's stories of "It" and the Monolith planet having "moods" are just symptoms of his long isolation and that there is a scientific explanation. When she sees "It" for herself, and that a gorge suddenly became much wider when they needed to cross it, she decides otherwise.

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Simmons initially thinks that Will's stories of "It" and the Monolith planet having "moods" are just symptoms of his long isolation and that there is a scientific explanation. When she sees "It" for herself, and that a gorge suddenly became much wider when they needed to cross it, she decides otherwise.otherwise.
** Certain characters in-series think there is some sort of scientific explanation for Robbie's Ghost Rider powers, either "enhanced" like Steve Rogers or Inhuman like Daisy. However, Robbie later claims that he literally sold his soul to the Devil and the show's creators have confirmed that he's explicitly supernatural.
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