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2nd Feb '18 2:30:15 PM margdean56
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Astonishing as it may seem, not all non-{{Muggle}} characters are on a crusade to murder us {{Muggles}}. In fact, their motivations will turn out to be surprisingly mundane- they want to see how us crazy {{Muggles}} operate. I mean, how do we keep from getting cold without any fur? Where does our food come from if we don't have access to FunctionalMagic? And how do we... you know...

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Astonishing as it may seem, not all non-{{Muggle}} characters are on a crusade to murder us {{Muggles}}. In fact, their motivations will turn out to be surprisingly mundane- they mundane--they want to see how us crazy {{Muggles}} operate. I mean, how do we keep from getting cold without any fur? Where does our food come from if we don't have access to FunctionalMagic? And how do we... you know...
5th Jan '18 1:35:57 PM nombretomado
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%%* Discordian writer/philosopher Robert Anton Wilson (of ''{{Illuminatus}}!'' fame) claims that Greg Hill (AKA Malaclypse the Younger, author of the ''Principia Discordia'') is this. Hill fervently denies this.[[note]]''Actually, the Principia is the work of a time-travelling anthropologist from the 23rd Century. He is currently passing among us as a computer specialist, bon vivant and philosopher named Gregory Hill. He has also translated several volumes of Etruscan erotic poetry, under another pen-name, and in the 18th Century was the mysterious Man in Black who gave Jefferson the design for the Great Seal of the United States. I have it on good authority that he is one of the most accomplished time-travelers in the galaxy and has visited Earth many times in the past, using such cover-identities as Zeno of Elias, Emperor Norton, Count Cagliostro, Guilliame of Aquaitaine, etc. Whenever I question him about this, he grows very evasive and attempts to persuade me that he is actually just another 20th Century Earthman and that all my ideas about his extraterrestrial and extratemporal origin are delusions. Hah! I am not that easily deceived. After all, a time-travelling anthropologist would say just that, so that he could observe us without his presence causing cultureshock. I understand that he has consented to write an Afterword to this edition. He'll probably contradict everything I've told you, but don't believe a word he says fnord. He is a master of the deadpan put-on, the plausible satire, the philosophical leg-pull and all the branches of guerrilla ontology.''[[/note]]

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%%* Discordian writer/philosopher Robert Anton Wilson (of ''{{Illuminatus}}!'' ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}!'' fame) claims that Greg Hill (AKA Malaclypse the Younger, author of the ''Principia Discordia'') is this. Hill fervently denies this.[[note]]''Actually, the Principia is the work of a time-travelling anthropologist from the 23rd Century. He is currently passing among us as a computer specialist, bon vivant and philosopher named Gregory Hill. He has also translated several volumes of Etruscan erotic poetry, under another pen-name, and in the 18th Century was the mysterious Man in Black who gave Jefferson the design for the Great Seal of the United States. I have it on good authority that he is one of the most accomplished time-travelers in the galaxy and has visited Earth many times in the past, using such cover-identities as Zeno of Elias, Emperor Norton, Count Cagliostro, Guilliame of Aquaitaine, etc. Whenever I question him about this, he grows very evasive and attempts to persuade me that he is actually just another 20th Century Earthman and that all my ideas about his extraterrestrial and extratemporal origin are delusions. Hah! I am not that easily deceived. After all, a time-travelling anthropologist would say just that, so that he could observe us without his presence causing cultureshock. I understand that he has consented to write an Afterword to this edition. He'll probably contradict everything I've told you, but don't believe a word he says fnord. He is a master of the deadpan put-on, the plausible satire, the philosophical leg-pull and all the branches of guerrilla ontology.''[[/note]]
31st Dec '17 3:36:49 AM jormis29
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* Creator/DCComics' MajorBummer was given super powers as a school experiment by aliens, but they were inadvertently sent to the wrong person (Lou Martin instead of Martin Louis).

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* Creator/DCComics' MajorBummer ComicBook/MajorBummer was given super powers as a school experiment by aliens, but they were inadvertently sent to the wrong person (Lou Martin instead of Martin Louis).
18th Dec '17 6:59:52 AM GirlofMassDeconstruction
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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo:'' The Celery and Carrot Propulsion came to Earth to study it. They return to Bortron in 'Return to Bortron 7' and give a report on it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo:'' The Celery and Carrot Propulsion came to Earth to study it. They return to Bortron in 'Return to Bortron 7' and give a report on it.
18th Dec '17 6:59:43 AM GirlofMassDeconstruction
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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo:'' The Celery and Carrot Propulsion came to Earth to study it. They return to Bortron in 'Return to Bortron 7' and give a report on it.
13th Dec '17 1:57:28 PM Carliro
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[BigBad Zaheer]] is rather well-versed in Air Nomad culture and philosophy, quoting their texts.
5th Nov '17 7:57:09 AM eroock
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->''I'm considered the foremost authority on your backwards planet''
--> -- '''Uncle Martin''', "My Favorite Martin", ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian''
7th Oct '17 10:05:44 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Though, to be fair, he does seem to know quite a bit about muggle technology, it's just the social aspects and things like money that tend to confuse him. And rubber ducks, apparently.
16th Aug '17 10:09:40 PM IceDragon7
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* Creator/DCComics' MajorBummer was given super powers as a school experiment by aliens, but they were inadvertantly sent to the wrong person (Lou Martin instead of Martin Louis).

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* Creator/DCComics' MajorBummer was given super powers as a school experiment by aliens, but they were inadvertantly inadvertently sent to the wrong person (Lou Martin instead of Martin Louis).
19th May '17 1:59:35 PM LinTaylor
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* Nagisa Aizawa from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' was sent to Earth in order to study its culture and determine if her planet can open friendly relations with them. Mostly this means [[YouWatchTooMuchX she reads too many manga]]...I mean "historical documents", but one chapter shows a documentary about her efforts where she struggles to identify the purpose of a baby shower cap before deciding it's a decoration akin to the great frilled lizard.
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