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5th Oct '17 1:33:46 PM RedScharlach
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** In mainstream Marvel it's been canon for a long time that mutants are the product of the Celestials messing with the human evolutionary process, and isn't natural.

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** In mainstream Marvel it's been canon for a long time that mutants are the product of the Celestials messing with the human evolutionary process, and isn't aren't natural.



* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' supposedly did this to the Force. In the original trilogy, the Force is described as an energy field created by life that interconnects all living things. The ability to manipulate this energy field could be passed down through the family and sensed by other Jedi. However, ''The Phantom Menace'' claims that life ''itself'' is the result of a symbiotic relationship with organisms known as midi-chlorians, that reside in all living cells. Having a high concentration midi-chlorians increases both one's ability to manipulate the Force, and the total potential power of the individual Force user. Thus, it seems the Force is actually a physical property of the body rather than an abstract talent or metaphysical ability. However, [[WordOfGod George Lucas]] claims that the midi-chlorians are merely the practical, biological side of the Force distinct from the spiritual aspect, and StarWarsExpandedUniverse sources such as ''Literature/DarthPlagueis'' treat the organisms as merely vessels of the Force rather than the Force itself.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' supposedly did this to the Force. In the original trilogy, the Force is described as an energy field created by life that interconnects all living things. The ability to manipulate this energy field could be passed down through the family and sensed by other Jedi. However, ''The Phantom Menace'' claims that life ''itself'' is the result of a symbiotic relationship with organisms known as midi-chlorians, that reside in all living cells. Having a high concentration of midi-chlorians increases both one's ability to manipulate the Force, and the total potential power of the individual Force user. Thus, it seems the Force is actually a physical property of the body rather than an abstract talent or metaphysical ability. However, [[WordOfGod George Lucas]] claims that the midi-chlorians are merely the practical, biological side of the Force distinct from the spiritual aspect, and StarWarsExpandedUniverse sources such as ''Literature/DarthPlagueis'' treat the organisms as merely vessels of the Force rather than the Force itself.



* ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', in which had "it's all in the patient's head'' {{bookends}} attached on the insistence of the movie's producers.

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* ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', in which ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' had "it's all in the patient's head'' {{bookends}} attached on the insistence of the movie's producers.



** The 2014 movie Exodus: Gods and Kings follows down a similar path, with nearly all supernatural events being given a half way plausible "realistic" explanation. For instance, the Nile is the color of blood because the wildlife murdered hundreds or thousands of people on it and it's actually full of blood.

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** The 2014 movie Exodus: ''Exodus: Gods and Kings Kings'' follows down a similar path, with nearly all supernatural events being given a half way halfway plausible "realistic" explanation. For instance, the Nile is the color of blood because the wildlife murdered hundreds or thousands of people on in it and it's actually full of blood.



* Played with in ''Film/HellraiserHellworld''. The [[ArtifactOfDoom Lament Configuration]]? An online puzzle. [[BigBad Pinhead?]] Literally called a franchise icon. Hellworld? An exclusive, debauched party. It's all just a game, until things get real and cenobites start showing up and the bloodbath begins. Then the wizard is done in a second time, as [[spoiler: it's all the means a mundane killer uses to pick off the protagonists after drugging them with hallucinogens so they'd see what he put in their heads]]. Then, the [[DoingInTheScientist wizard rises from the grave to kill the scientist]], as the original killer opens the Lament Configuration and the franchise icon puts in his obligatory appearance.

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* Played with in ''Film/HellraiserHellworld''. The [[ArtifactOfDoom Lament Configuration]]? An online puzzle. [[BigBad Pinhead?]] Literally called a franchise icon. Hellworld? An exclusive, debauched party. It's all just a game, until things get real and cenobites start showing up and the bloodbath begins. Then the wizard is done in a second time, as [[spoiler: it's all the means a mundane killer uses to pick off the protagonists after drugging them with hallucinogens so they'd see what he put in their heads]]. Then, Then the [[DoingInTheScientist wizard rises from the grave to kill the scientist]], as the original killer opens the Lament Configuration and the franchise icon puts in his obligatory appearance.



* Subverted in ''Series/TheSecondComing'', in which the Son of God really ''has'' returned and is performing miracles, one of which is to make a sliver of daylight appear within the confines of a football stadium during night. At one point, one of the main characters meets an academic who is studying the footage of the event, who comments that they could theoretically check local weather patterns to see what day's weather had been transplanted to that night. The main character, an atheist, suggests that this is proof that it's not necessarily a miracle, only for the academic to counter that it's nothing of the kind; regardless of when and where the daylight came from and what scientific terms you couch it in, it's still impossible.

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* Subverted in ''Series/TheSecondComing'', in which the Son of God really ''has'' returned and is performing miracles, one of which is to make a sliver of daylight appear within the confines of a football stadium during the night. At one point, one of the main characters meets an academic who is studying the footage of the event, who and comments that they could theoretically check local weather patterns to see what day's weather had been transplanted to that night. The main character, an atheist, suggests that this is proof that it's not necessarily a miracle, only for the academic to counter that it's nothing of the kind; regardless of when and where the daylight came from and what scientific terms you couch it in, it's still impossible.



** Though it's not like magic and inner demons weren't called in the first three months. [[LookBehindYou Look! It's a demonic duck of some sort!]]

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** Though it's not like magic and inner demons weren't called mentioned in the first three months. [[LookBehindYou Look! It's a demonic duck of some sort!]]
26th Sep '17 1:13:50 PM FGHIK
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Devil's Due", a planet made a supposed deal with the Devil to save their planet according to their mythology. Eventually, a con woman assumes the role or "Ardra", using high-tech parlor tricks (holoprojection, transporters, cloaking fields, tractor beams, in summary). The crew of the ''Enterprise'' do in the wizard by figuring out the source of her "powers" is a ship in orbit, and then enable Picard to hijack its functions during the "trial" to see if the "Contract of Ardra" is valid.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Devil's Due", a planet made a supposed deal with the Devil DealWithTheDevil to save their planet according to their mythology. Eventually, a con woman assumes the role or "Ardra", using high-tech parlor tricks (holoprojection, transporters, cloaking fields, tractor beams, in summary). The crew of the ''Enterprise'' do in the wizard by figuring out the source of her "powers" is a ship in orbit, and then enable Picard to hijack its functions during the "trial" to see if the "Contract of Ardra" is valid.
13th Sep '17 7:58:11 AM MythWeaver
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* ''Fanfic/TwelveRedLines'' does this to ''MangaEffects,'' explaining many of them away with quirks of biology.
10th Sep '17 6:35:54 PM PaulA
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** Lovecraft's story "The Dreams in the Witch-House" starts with the protagonist moving into the titular building ''because'' his curiosity is aroused by rumors that it is haunted by the ghost of the witch who once lived there. In a way it is, but it is heavily implied that the "haunting" is not actually supernatural but an [[AlienGeometries extremely sophisticated science based around the manipulation of space and time]].

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** Lovecraft's story "The Dreams in the Witch-House" "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" starts with the protagonist moving into the titular building ''because'' his curiosity is aroused by rumors that it is haunted by the ghost of the witch who once lived there. In a way it is, but it is heavily implied that the "haunting" is not actually supernatural but an [[AlienGeometries extremely sophisticated science based around the manipulation of space and time]].
6th Sep '17 10:37:14 PM PaulA
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** Lovecraft's novella ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' was a wholesale demystification of his own mythos. It explicitly described Cthulhu as an alien, not a deity, which "The Call of Cthulhu" itself did not do.

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** Lovecraft's novella ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' was a wholesale demystification of his own mythos. It explicitly described Cthulhu as an alien, not a deity, which "The Call of Cthulhu" "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu" itself did not do.
3rd Sep '17 3:47:19 PM comicwriter
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* In the comics(and the original Algonquin myths]], the Wendigoes are the result of a supernatural curse. In the video game adaptation of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', the Wendigos are reimagined as the W.E.N.D.I.G.O.s, a group of prototype {{Super Soldier}}s created by Weapon X.

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* In the comics(and comics (and the original Algonquin myths]], myths), the Wendigoes Wendigos are the result of a supernatural curse. In the video game adaptation of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', the Wendigos are reimagined as the W.E.N.D.I.G.O.s, a group of prototype {{Super Soldier}}s created by Weapon X.
3rd Sep '17 3:46:46 PM comicwriter
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* In the comics(and the original Algonquin myths]], the Wendigoes are the result of a supernatural curse. In the video game adaptation of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', the Wendigos are reimagined as the W.E.N.D.I.G.O.s, a group of prototype {{Super Soldier}}s created by Weapon X.
27th Aug '17 7:35:49 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'': [[spoiler:Waking Titan shows that the Atlas Stones you find aren't relics placed there by a divine being like the Traveler assumes, but are actually from the Atlas Company, the guys running the [[InsideAComputerSystem simulation]] the NMS universe is in.]]
27th Aug '17 12:19:41 AM Venatius
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Filet of Soul," where Dee-Dee's goldfish dies and causes a "Poltergeist" type of havoc on Dee-Dee; meanwhile Dexter doesn't find a scientific means to control it, like he normally does with all such things.
27th Aug '17 12:04:09 AM Venatius
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* ''ScrappedPrincess'' eventually reveals [[spoiler:its "[[MagicFromTechnology magic]]" to be lost, or rather confiscated, [[ClarkesThirdLaw technology]], and its religious mythos to be a front for SufficientlyAdvancedAliens playing puppetmaster behind the scenes.]]
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