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24th Mar '17 1:41:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime notes, "I never understood why some knights felt the need to carry two swords," as a handwave for why Brienne has a second sword to oppose him after he steals one. In the books, the sword came from his other escort Cleos Frey, who was AdaptedOut.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime notes, "I never understood why some knights felt the need to carry two swords," as a handwave for why Brienne has a second sword to oppose SwordFight him with after he steals one. hers. In the books, the Jamie's sword came from his other escort escort, Cleos Frey, who was AdaptedOut.
20th Mar '17 6:52:17 PM Pinokio
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** In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', there is an archway with what appear to be two horse statues, but it turns out these are Guarlara, a species native to Naboo. Horses are found on the forest moon of Endor.
19th Mar '17 11:32:44 AM nombretomado
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** Also, in RogueOne one particular element of the ANewHope got retroactively handwaved by offering a reasonable explanation why the Death Star had exhaust ports.
* ''LakePlacid'' has a character question how a giant crocodile could get to their land-locked lake in North America from the other side of the world, especially since it was a freshwater species that couldn't have swam the ocean anyway. Another character smugly replies: "They keep that kind of information in something called books."

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** Also, in RogueOne one particular element of the ANewHope ''Film/ANewHope'' got retroactively handwaved by offering a reasonable explanation why the Death Star had exhaust ports.
* ''LakePlacid'' ''Film/LakePlacid'' has a character question how a giant crocodile could get to their land-locked lake in North America from the other side of the world, especially since it was a freshwater species that couldn't have swam the ocean anyway. Another character smugly replies: "They keep that kind of information in something called books."
15th Mar '17 6:45:45 PM ruthlesstyrant
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** Also, in RogueOne one particular element of the ANewHope got retroactively handwaved by offering a reasonable explanation why the Death Star had exhaust ports.
13th Mar '17 6:23:29 AM kensu
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* ''LakePlacid'' has a character question how a giant crocodile could get to their land-locked lake in North America from the other side of the world, especially since it was a freshwater species that couldn't have swam the ocean anyway. Another character smugly replies: "They keep that kind of information in something called books."
13th Mar '17 6:16:46 AM kensu
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** The enduring question of where everyone gets their anti-matter from. No episode has ever addressed this issue, probably because there isn't a satisfactory answer.
24th Jan '17 7:53:56 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime notes, "I never understood why some knights felt the need to carry two swords," as a handwave for why Brienne has a second sword to oppose him after he steals one. In the books, the sword came from his other escort Cleos Frey, who was AdaptedOut.
10th Jan '17 8:04:24 AM Giauz_Ragnarock
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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', during the song "You're Welcome":
-->'''Maui:''' Well, come to think of it.../ Kid, I could go on and on/ I could explain every natural phenomenon! (handwaves)/ The tide/ The grass/ The ground/ Oh, that was just Maui messing around!
24th Dec '16 11:06:01 PM EvangelosKamikaze
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'''Jeff:''' Probably. But that's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. "Thank God we invented the, you know, whatever device."

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'''Jeff:''' '''Jeff:''' ...Probably. But that's an easy fix. fix! One line of dialogue. "Thank God we invented the, you know, whatever device."
7th Dec '16 12:12:50 AM maximsk
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** There really are no strict rules for time travel in the series, or at least, none that make sense: The past can be changed, and indeed, is in danger of being disastrously changed all the time. Time travel logical problems that need to be overcome are handwaved with TimeyWimeyBall. TO handwave why the Doctor sometimes can't fix a serious problem or prevent a historical tragedy, he'll announce that it's a "fixed point in time," which makes him unable to change it.

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** There really are no strict rules for time travel in the series, or at least, none that make sense: The past can be changed, and indeed, is in danger of being disastrously changed all the time. Time travel logical problems that need to be overcome are handwaved with TimeyWimeyBall. TO To handwave why the Doctor sometimes can't fix a serious problem or prevent a historical tragedy, he'll announce that it's a "fixed point in time," which makes him unable to change it.
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