History Main / GutFeeling

12th Jun '16 2:23:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Creator/StephenColbert pokes fun at politicians who rely on their gut over facts (see quotes page).

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* Creator/StephenColbert pokes A big part of ''Series/TheColbertReport'''s satire is making fun at of politicians who rely make arguments that ''feel'' correct rather than basing them on their gut over facts (see quotes page).fact. Colbert often states proudly that he "thinks with his gut" rather than let educated analysis get in the way.
12th Jun '16 1:51:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[Literature/TheSwordOfTruth Kahlan]] decided that the men who objected to her taking command of their forces, who had previously been fighting a hopeless battle against the Imperial Order, intended to side with them and ordered all but one of them killed. Surprise, the survivor admitted they did intend to go up to the enemy army and try to join up.

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* [[Literature/TheSwordOfTruth Kahlan]] ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'': Kahlan decided that the men who objected to her taking command of their forces, who had previously been fighting a hopeless battle against the Imperial Order, intended to side with them and ordered all but one of them killed. Surprise, the survivor admitted they did intend to go up to the enemy army and try to join up.
8th Jun '16 5:55:28 PM DoctorTItanX
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Another well established piece of heroic gut feeling is that the hero can read the villain's mind. Or close enough. If the hero has a gut feeling about where the villain is hiding, (or the bank robber's getaway method, or where the terrorists have hidden the bomb, or where the arms dealers are meeting, or where the killer hid the body, etc), you can safely disregard any and all evidence to the contrary because the hero will inevitably be proved right.

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Another well established well-established piece of heroic gut feeling is that the hero can read the villain's mind. Or close enough. If the hero has a gut feeling about where the villain is hiding, (or the bank robber's getaway method, or where the terrorists have hidden the bomb, or where the arms dealers are meeting, or where the killer hid the body, etc), you can safely disregard any and all evidence to the contrary because the hero will inevitably be proved right.



* ''Anime/DragonballZ'', while having numerous straight examples of this trope, has subverted it at least once. Before a tournament arc, all the heroes are uneasy about a short blue guy. That short blue guy was (one of the) the Supreme Kais and just about the only good guy there besides the main characters. They'd completely missed the real bad guys there. In this example the characters were basing their assumptions based on how strong the others were. The Supreme Kai was far stronger than the villians, who turned out to be disposable mooks anyway.

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* ''Anime/DragonballZ'', while having numerous straight examples of this trope, has subverted it at least once. Before a tournament arc, all the heroes are uneasy about a short blue guy. That short blue guy was (one of the) the Supreme Kais and just about the only good guy there besides the main characters. They'd completely missed the real bad guys enemies there. In this example example, the characters were basing their assumptions based on how strong the others were. The Supreme Kai was far stronger than the villians, villains, who turned out to be disposable mooks anyway.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Dave has "a really bad feeling about all this" before flying off to confront Aranea on LOFAF, and even tells the Mayor goodbye in case "i never see you again". Shortly later he and most of his friends are killed in [S] Game Over. This might have been his Time powers sensing they were all in a doomed timeline, though.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Dave has "a really bad feeling about all this" before flying off to confront Aranea on LOFAF, and even tells the Mayor goodbye in case "i "I never see you again". Shortly later later, he and most of his friends are killed in [S] Game Over. This might have been his Time powers sensing they were all in a doomed timeline, though.
31st May '16 1:43:48 PM Willbyr
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* This is often used in manga and anime on [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]], particularly those whose opposition is caused by a misunderstanding, and those who will be making a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''DragonballZ'', while having numerous straight examples of this trope, has subverted it at least once. Before a tournament arc, all the heroes are uneasy about a short blue guy. That short blue guy was (one of the) the Supreme Kais and just about the only good guy there besides the main characters. They'd completely missed the real bad guys there. In this example the characters were basing their assumptions based on how strong the others were. The Supreme Kai was far stronger than the villians, who turned out to be disposable mooks anyway.

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* This is often used in manga and anime on [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]], {{Worthy Opponent}}s, particularly those whose opposition is caused by a misunderstanding, and those who will be making a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''DragonballZ'', ''Anime/DragonballZ'', while having numerous straight examples of this trope, has subverted it at least once. Before a tournament arc, all the heroes are uneasy about a short blue guy. That short blue guy was (one of the) the Supreme Kais and just about the only good guy there besides the main characters. They'd completely missed the real bad guys there. In this example the characters were basing their assumptions based on how strong the others were. The Supreme Kai was far stronger than the villians, who turned out to be disposable mooks anyway.
1st Mar '16 2:05:58 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', episode 2: Haruka tells Yukino that she ''doesn't'' trust Mai, and tries to convince her skeptic friend that Mai's arrival by ferry is somehow connected to the weirdness in their school. [[spoiler:It turns out Haruka's suspicion is well-founded, as Mai's [=HiME=] abilities kick in later that night while [[AndYourLittleDogToo defending Takumi from an Orphan]].]]

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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', ''Anime/MaiHime'', episode 2: Haruka tells Yukino that she ''doesn't'' trust Mai, and tries to convince her skeptic friend that Mai's arrival by ferry is somehow connected to the weirdness in their school. [[spoiler:It turns out Haruka's suspicion is well-founded, as Mai's [=HiME=] abilities kick in later that night while [[AndYourLittleDogToo defending Takumi from an Orphan]].]]
23rd Feb '16 10:29:08 AM MsChibi
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* In ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', Naomi Misora meets up with an "unprivate detective" named Rue Ryuzaki. She feels like something is "off" about Rue, but she can't quite figure out ''what'' other than that he seems to be something of a CloudCuckoolander. Because of this, she doesn't ''like'' Rue, but [[TeethClenchedTeamwork agrees to work with him and humor him to solve the case]]. It turns out that [[spoiler: she was right to think poorly of Rue, because ''he'' is actually the SerialKiller they've been looking for, Beyond Birthday.]] This makes her grabbing of the IdiotBall [[spoiler: and resulting death]] in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' series proper all the more jarring.
14th Nov '15 5:35:44 AM Austin
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* In ''7th Sea'', Scryers (male and female alike) can, on top of a buttload of other advantages, automatically tell if another character is a Hero, Villain, or Scoundrel just by looking at them. That's just one of the reasons why most ''7th Sea'' {{Game Master}}s don't usually allow the Sophia's Daughters in their games...

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* In ''7th Sea'', ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', Scryers (male and female alike) can, on top of a buttload of other advantages, automatically tell if another character is a Hero, Villain, or Scoundrel just by looking at them. That's just one of the reasons why most ''7th Sea'' {{Game Master}}s don't usually allow the Sophia's Daughters in their games...



* ''An American Tail'': Tanya still believes Fievel is alive and somewhere out there... and even sings a song to that effect.

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* ''An American Tail'': ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Tanya still believes Fievel is alive and somewhere out there... and even sings a song to that effect.
14th Oct '15 6:27:20 AM Faar
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* Jason Bourne in ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' has this is spades. In the first film he moves almost completely by gut feeling. Justified in that he is an amnesiac and is mostly unaware of what he knows and must rely on his gut. In the second fil his gut feeling helps him identify an assassin just by the car he's driving and his overall look. In the third film he guides a man through a crowded train station crawling with CIA agents who want to capture/kill him, avoiding the cameras and knowing just when to move and when to sta put.

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* Jason Bourne in ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' has this is spades. In the first film he moves almost completely by gut feeling. Justified in that he is an amnesiac and is mostly unaware of what he knows and must rely on his gut. In the second fil film his gut feeling helps him identify an assassin just by the car he's driving and his overall look. In the third film he guides a man through a crowded train station crawling with CIA agents who want to capture/kill him, avoiding the cameras and knowing just when to move and when to sta put.stay put.
* In ''Film/DraftDay'', the Browns general manager Sonny Weaver has a lot of doubts whether he should draft Bo Callahan or not. Callahan is a very talented quarterback, but he has some personality issues. His co-worker and girlfriend Ali tells him not to listen to other people, but to do on what he thinks is the best. Sonny Weaver also tells the GM from the Jaguars literally that [[spoiler: he didn't draft Callahan because of a gut feeling.]]
7th Jul '15 4:27:08 PM nombretomado
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* On {{Lost}} the entire first season, Rose calmly asserts to the other survivors that her husband Bernard was alive and that she can feel it despite Bernard being in the tail section that separated during the crash. Early in season two she is proven correct.

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* On {{Lost}} ''Series/{{Lost}}'' the entire first season, Rose calmly asserts to the other survivors that her husband Bernard was alive and that she can feel it despite Bernard being in the tail section that separated during the crash. Early in season two she is proven correct.
29th Jun '15 5:11:12 PM nombretomado
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* Several people use this as a basis for their treatment of Baltar in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', most notably Laura Roslin but also Adama and Tigh. All three judge him to be shifty, eccentric and irritating at best and their gut feelings are that he cannot be trusted. All of which is perfectly true. Roslin actually describes using her gut feeling when Baltar is accused of aiding the Cylon attack, [[spoiler: which he did do, just not as intentionally or personally as he was being framed as doing]], although her feeling is only partially correct in that she believes him to be the kind of man who would[[spoiler: intentionally sell out his people before it was a life or death decision for him, when in fact he was just a dupe]].

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* Several people use this as a basis for their treatment of Baltar in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', Galactica|2003}}'', most notably Laura Roslin but also Adama and Tigh. All three judge him to be shifty, eccentric and irritating at best and their gut feelings are that he cannot be trusted. All of which is perfectly true. Roslin actually describes using her gut feeling when Baltar is accused of aiding the Cylon attack, [[spoiler: which he did do, just not as intentionally or personally as he was being framed as doing]], although her feeling is only partially correct in that she believes him to be the kind of man who would[[spoiler: intentionally sell out his people before it was a life or death decision for him, when in fact he was just a dupe]].
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