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17th Feb '17 6:17:02 AM Divra
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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' Fred Colon warns Sam Vimes that he can "feel in his water" that there's something going on with the dwarfs. Vimes muses on how well "Fred Colon's Water" will hold up in court, but concludes that an old street-monster like Fred Colon (who, at that point, has walked a beat for over three decades) has more than enough experience to make that call even with the very limited information he has, and if Colon believes there's reason to worry, there probably is.

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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' Fred Colon warns Sam Vimes that he can "feel in his water" that there's something going on with the dwarfs. Vimes muses on how well "Fred Colon's Water" will hold up in court, but concludes that an old street-monster like Fred Colon (who, at that point, has walked a beat for ''well'' over three decades) has more than enough experience to make that call even with the very limited information he has, and if Colon believes there's reason to worry, there probably is.
10th Feb '17 4:36:04 AM JackG
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** Buffy trusts Spike so much she has the vampire's RestrainingBolt removed. Earlier Giles is talking about how his instinct warned him of a Bringer sneaking up behind him with an axe.
-->'''Giles:''' Why on Earth did you make that decision? ''(regarding Spike)''\\
'''Buffy:''' Guess it was instinct, like you were talking about.\\
'''Giles:''' I made that up! I knew the Bringer was there because his shoes squeaked!
26th Jan '17 2:24:28 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/NightWatch'' Fred Colon urges Sam Vimes to not participate in a certain operation because he can "feel in his watter" that it's going to get bad. Vimes muses on how well "Fred Colon's Water" will hold up in court, but concludes that an old street-monster like Fred Colon (who, at that point, has walked a beat for over three decades) has more than enough experience to make that call even with the very limited information he has, and if Colon believes there's reason to worry, there probably is.

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* In ''Discworld/NightWatch'' ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' Fred Colon urges warns Sam Vimes to not participate in a certain operation because that he can "feel in his watter" water" that it's there's something going to get bad.on with the dwarfs. Vimes muses on how well "Fred Colon's Water" will hold up in court, but concludes that an old street-monster like Fred Colon (who, at that point, has walked a beat for over three decades) has more than enough experience to make that call even with the very limited information he has, and if Colon believes there's reason to worry, there probably is.
23rd Jan '17 1:09:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''LeftBehind'' book series, where one character's wife is believed to have died when a plane crashed into the ocean, but he has a gut feeling she's alive. He investigates the wreckage... and finds her body.

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* Subverted in the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book series, where one character's wife is believed to have died when a plane crashed into the ocean, but he has a gut feeling she's alive. He investigates the wreckage... and finds her body.



* Carth Onasi insists in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' that Revan is not dead: "I feel like I would know!" By this point, of course, Carth has demonstrated a degree of prescience on several occasions (his Wookieepedia entry questions whether or not he's Force Sensitive), so he's not pulling this particular gut feeling out of nowhere.

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* Carth Onasi insists in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' that Revan is not dead: "I feel like I would know!" By this point, of course, Carth has demonstrated a degree of prescience on several occasions (his Wookieepedia entry questions whether or not he's Force Sensitive), so he's not pulling this particular gut feeling out of nowhere.



* Subverted in the episode of ''TheSimpsons'' with Sherry Robins (or whatever the Mary Poppins-clone's name was). At the end, as she's flying off with her umbrella, Homer tells the kids that he has a feeling they'll be seeing her again real soon. Meanwhile, in the background behind him, we see Sherry get sucked into a jet engine and ripped to shreds.

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* Subverted in the episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with Sherry Robins (or whatever the Mary Poppins-clone's name was). At the end, as she's flying off with her umbrella, Homer tells the kids that he has a feeling they'll be seeing her again real soon. Meanwhile, in the background behind him, we see Sherry get sucked into a jet engine and ripped to shreds.
6th Jan '17 1:54:59 AM Divra
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* In ''Discworrd/NightWatch'' Fred Colon urges Sam Vimes to not participate in a certain operation because he can "feel in his watter" that it's going to get bad. Vimes muses on how well "Fred Colon's Water" will hold up in court, but concludes that an old street-monster like Fred Colon (who, at that point, has walked a beat for over three decades) has more than enough experience to make that call even with the very limited information he has, and if Colon believes there's reason to worry, there probably is.

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* In ''Discworrd/NightWatch'' ''Discworld/NightWatch'' Fred Colon urges Sam Vimes to not participate in a certain operation because he can "feel in his watter" that it's going to get bad. Vimes muses on how well "Fred Colon's Water" will hold up in court, but concludes that an old street-monster like Fred Colon (who, at that point, has walked a beat for over three decades) has more than enough experience to make that call even with the very limited information he has, and if Colon believes there's reason to worry, there probably is.
2nd Jan '17 7:15:56 PM Divra
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* In ''Discworrd/NightWatch'' Fred Colon urges Sam Vimes to not participate in a certain operation because he can "feel in his watter" that it's going to get bad. Vimes muses on how well "Fred Colon's Water" will hold up in court, but concludes that an old street-monster like Fred Colon (who, at that point, has walked a beat for over three decades) has more than enough experience to make that call even with the very limited information he has, and if Colon believes there's reason to worry, there probably is.
29th Aug '16 6:49:57 AM Alexia
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'''[[color:maroon:3) He's okay, I can feel it]]'''

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'''[[color:maroon:3) He's okay, I can feel it]]'''
it.]]'''



'''[[color:purple:(reading the villain's mind)]]'''

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'''[[color:purple:(reading '''[[color:purple:Examples: (Reading the villain's mind)]]'''
mind.)]]'''



'''[[color:maroon:(he's okay, I just know it)]]'''

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'''[[color:maroon:(he's '''[[color:maroon:Examples: (He's okay, I just know it)]]'''
can feel it.)]]'''
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.
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