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18th May '16 2:20:17 PM nombretomado
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** [[CSINewYork Mac Taylor]]: Forensic scientist, Police officer, musician, former Marine.

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** [[CSINewYork [[Series/{{CSINY}} Mac Taylor]]: Forensic scientist, Police officer, musician, former Marine.
16th Feb '16 11:23:23 AM CrystalGlacia
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* I see this a LOT in [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation silent-era cartoons]]. A character looks at something, and a series of dotted lines make a pathway to what he's looking at. I also saw it once in a Chuck Jones WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short.

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* I see this a LOT in [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation silent-era cartoons]]. A character looks at something, and a series of dotted lines make a pathway to what he's looking at. I also saw it once in a Chuck Jones WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short.
5th Jan '16 8:13:28 PM bluewarbler
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*** Depends. If this is referenced in-game, I have no idea. If not, then it's FridgeBrilliance.
27th Dec '15 9:19:59 PM jormis29
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** In {{Suits}}, Louis Litt is the firm's ButtMonkey, and only became Named Partner because he blackmailed Harvey and Jessica. But he also works insanely long hours, maintains the internal bylaws, has shown fanatical loyalty to the firm, plays DrillSeargeantNasty to ALL the associates at once, and is a valued expert at some [[BoringButPractical vital branches of law]]. Frankly, he should've had his name on the door before Harvey.
** In HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire, Harry is not old enough to enter the Tri-Wizard tournament, and doesn't even try to enter, someone else puts his name in the cup as part of an elaborate scheme, but he ends up actually WINNING the tournament, and going above and beyond the call of duty.


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** In {{Suits}}, ''Series/{{Suits}}'', Louis Litt is the firm's ButtMonkey, and only became Named Partner because he blackmailed Harvey and Jessica. But he also works insanely long hours, maintains the internal bylaws, has shown fanatical loyalty to the firm, plays DrillSeargeantNasty to ALL the associates at once, and is a valued expert at some [[BoringButPractical vital branches of law]]. Frankly, he should've had his name on the door before Harvey.
** In HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry is not old enough to enter the Tri-Wizard tournament, and doesn't even try to enter, someone else puts his name in the cup as part of an elaborate scheme, but he ends up actually WINNING the tournament, and going above and beyond the call of duty.

25th Dec '15 4:39:20 PM nombretomado
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* The way the SilverAge Green Lantern kept justifying his failures through some nonsenical invocation of his WeaksauceWeakness to yellow, like saying that the enemy contains a yellow compound, or that there is some "invisible yellow" or that the monster is giving off "infra-yellow" radiation.

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* The way the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Green Lantern kept justifying his failures through some nonsenical nonsensical invocation of his WeaksauceWeakness to yellow, like saying that the enemy contains a yellow compound, or that there is some "invisible yellow" or that the monster is giving off "infra-yellow" radiation.
5th Dec '15 12:05:43 PM nombretomado
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''SesameStreet''

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''SesameStreet''''Series/SesameStreet''
16th Nov '15 6:57:16 AM FF32
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''{{Blackadder}}''

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''{{Blackadder}}''''Series/{{Blackadder}}''
19th Oct '15 3:32:36 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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*** The real inversion of NatureAdoresAVirgin is "NatureAbhorsAVirgin", but I think that's rather a situation related to OfCourseI'mNotAVirgin, since the character is ashamed of being one. The difference being that instead of pretending not to be one, the character's actually trying to cease to be one, but I think that's close enough.
11th Sep '15 11:04:47 PM nombretomado
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* One of the better-known gags in ''{{Bone}}'' is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1145143428186.gif spread out]] between two panels, and I'm having trouble thinking of a trope that describes the transition. It's very similar to a GilliganCut, but it's almost the exact same position and angle, just a few seconds later -- in fact, the change is really no different from any other panel transition, except that it skips those few seconds forward past a transitory event (the rat creatures' jump), and that skip is essential for the comic timing. (Also worth noting is that I don't recall ever seeing this kind of transition in a manga.)

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* One of the better-known gags in ''{{Bone}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1145143428186.gif spread out]] between two panels, and I'm having trouble thinking of a trope that describes the transition. It's very similar to a GilliganCut, but it's almost the exact same position and angle, just a few seconds later -- in fact, the change is really no different from any other panel transition, except that it skips those few seconds forward past a transitory event (the rat creatures' jump), and that skip is essential for the comic timing. (Also worth noting is that I don't recall ever seeing this kind of transition in a manga.)
3rd Sep '15 9:25:20 AM phantomreader42
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'''Bread and Eggs, but NOT Breaded Eggs'''
* A character wants something, and also wants something else entirely. These two (or more) desires are unrelated to each other. They have either never considered the idea of mixing the two together, or have considered it and definitively rejected it. This does not stop other characters from jumping to bizarre conclusions that mix the two desires together.
** Related to but distinct from NoodleImplements and NinjaPirateZombieRobot, in that while the items sought may seem like some bizarre mash-up when put together, they were never actually intended to be put together in the first place, and any such connection is the result of a ([[HilarityEnsues potentially hilarious]] or [[PoorCommunicationKills deadly]]) misunderstanding.
** In SurfaceDetail, Lededje Y'breq, having recently come BackFromTheDead, is at a big, loud, chaotic party. She tells the person she's been speaking to that she is looking for the avatar of a "disreputable ship". [[NotWhatItLooksLike He had assumed that she was cruising for sex]]. She actually ''is'' interested in sex, and tells him so (leaving out the fact that [[YoureNotMyType she isn't that into ''him'']]). He assumes (possibly due to [[EverybodyMustGetStoned him being on more drugs than her]] and her [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEeels being a non-native speaker of Marain]]) that [[InterspeciesRomance she wants to have sex with]] [[Robosexual a ship's avatar]]. The two quests are actually unrelated, but he doesn't listen, and repeats his bizarre assumption to an actual ship's avatar. Curiously, no one seems to have that big a problem with this.

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