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20th Jan '16 5:01:42 AM CassandraLeo
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Usually said in reference to something that is being done ForScience.

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Usually said in reference to something that is being done ForScience.
ForScience. A character may respond to a usage of this trope with ILikeThoseOdds or NeverTellMeTheOdds.
2nd Dec '15 11:29:39 AM kchishol
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperspace transportation is so dangerous as a means of travel]] that a navigational computer must work out a safe route before starting, otherwise you are bound to hit something en route and be destroyed. Of course, that kind of calculation can take an agonizing long time to finish when you are being chased in real space.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperspace transportation is so dangerous as a means of travel]] that a navigational computer must work out a safe route before starting, otherwise you are bound to hit something en route and be destroyed. Of course, that kind of calculation can take an agonizing agonizingly long time to finish when you are being chased in real space.
23rd Oct '15 6:01:51 PM nombretomado
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* Fi in ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' throws out percentages at nearly every chance she gets.

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* Fi in ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' throws out percentages at nearly every chance she gets.
16th Oct '15 4:00:21 PM nombretomado
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* One of [[PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]]'s many catchphrases was "If my calculations are correct...and they always are..."

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* One of [[PinkyAndTheBrain [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]]'s many catchphrases was "If my calculations are correct...and they always are..."
23rd Aug '15 8:58:49 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied by {{Monk}} who often gives the line "Unless I'm wrong," but always follows it up with "Which, you know, I'm not." And he is not wrong.

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* Parodied by {{Monk}} Series/{{Monk}} who often gives the line "Unless I'm wrong," but always follows it up with "Which, you know, I'm not." And he is not wrong.
24th Jul '15 5:33:15 AM Prfnoff
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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':



* In ''SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' Dr. Robotnik says the line. Nobody listens to him.

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* In ''SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' Dr. Robotnik says the line. Nobody listens to him.



* Dr. Ichigaki, the [[EvilGenius evil]] [[MadDoctor doctor]] from YuYuHakusho during the [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament]] enters a team of [[MindControlDevice controlled]] [[MeatPuppet fighters]] into the tournament in order to capture Yuusuke's body for [[ForScience research purposes]]. When the [[PaperThinDisguise masked]] fighter offered to have a three on three battle Ichigaki invokes this trope when he calculates that this leaves his team with a 99.95% chance of victory. [[spoiler: However after Kuwabara is injured when he [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight refuses to fight]], Yuusuke is enraged and comes back [[HeroicSecondWind stronger than ever]] leading to a [[MillionToOneChance victory]]. Ichigaki [[ThisCannotBe is shocked]].]]

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* Dr. Ichigaki, the [[EvilGenius evil]] [[MadDoctor doctor]] from YuYuHakusho ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' during the [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament]] enters a team of [[MindControlDevice controlled]] [[MeatPuppet fighters]] into the tournament in order to capture Yuusuke's body for [[ForScience research purposes]]. When the [[PaperThinDisguise masked]] fighter offered to have a three on three battle Ichigaki invokes this trope when he calculates that this leaves his team with a 99.95% chance of victory. [[spoiler: However after Kuwabara is injured when he [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight refuses to fight]], Yuusuke is enraged and comes back [[HeroicSecondWind stronger than ever]] leading to a [[MillionToOneChance victory]]. Ichigaki [[ThisCannotBe is shocked]].]]
14th Jun '15 10:03:59 PM nombretomado
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** And, on another JossWhedon show, Topher on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''.

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** And, on another JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon show, Topher on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''.
6th Jun '15 10:49:36 AM erforce
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Incidentally, the chances of the calculations actually ''being'' correct are roughly equal to the percentage of episode shown at the point it's said. [[BadassBookworm Unless it]]'s [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] or [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Hari Seldon]], or [[Film/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]].

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Incidentally, the chances of the calculations actually ''being'' correct are roughly equal to the percentage of episode shown at the point it's said. [[BadassBookworm Unless it]]'s [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] or [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Hari Seldon]], or [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]].



* The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. Fortunately for the protagonists, Doc Brown's calculations are ''always'' correct, even if they involve unnecessarily complicated and implausible plans.
* The ''Film/IronMan'' movie has [[IronMan Tony Stark]] finishing his first miniature Arc Reactor. His assistant Yinsen asks how much power it could generate, and Tony begins his reply with "If my math is right -- and it always is..." Presumably they're talking about a theoretical full-scale version of the reactor, because the number Tony gives was absurd otherwise (3 gigawatts).

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* The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. Fortunately for the protagonists, Doc Brown's calculations are ''always'' correct, even if they involve unnecessarily complicated and implausible plans.
* The ''Film/IronMan'' ''Film/IronMan1'' movie has [[IronMan [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] finishing his first miniature Arc Reactor. His assistant Yinsen asks how much power it could generate, and Tony begins his reply with "If my math is right -- and it always is..." Presumably they're talking about a theoretical full-scale version of the reactor, because the number Tony gives was absurd otherwise (3 gigawatts).
28th May '15 4:51:28 PM nombretomado
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* InPlainSight had a witness who insisted that a bridge collapse was caused by faulty materials rather than his calculations. He goes to the government, testifies in court, and holds the owner of the construction company at gunpoint to ''force'' him to admit that substandard materials were used in the bridge...and it turns out that the materials ''were'' switched without his knowledge, and the collapse really was sparked off by events beyond his control. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, during the course of his rigorous investigation to prove that it was not his fault, and after he gets the culprit to confess, he learned that it was his fault anyway. Though this particular collapse was instigated by the improper construction, he had been used flawed math on every bridge he ever made, and one of them was going to collapse sooner or later, this one just went first because there were additional problems.]] To his credit, he told everybody that part, too, in addition to what the constructor did.

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* InPlainSight ''Series/InPlainSight'' had a witness who insisted that a bridge collapse was caused by faulty materials rather than his calculations. He goes to the government, testifies in court, and holds the owner of the construction company at gunpoint to ''force'' him to admit that substandard materials were used in the bridge...and it turns out that the materials ''were'' switched without his knowledge, and the collapse really was sparked off by events beyond his control. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, during the course of his rigorous investigation to prove that it was not his fault, and after he gets the culprit to confess, he learned that it was his fault anyway. Though this particular collapse was instigated by the improper construction, he had been used flawed math on every bridge he ever made, and one of them was going to collapse sooner or later, this one just went first because there were additional problems.]] To his credit, he told everybody that part, too, in addition to what the constructor did.
24th May '15 9:38:25 AM rjd1922
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* Dmitri Petrovich of ''BackyardSports''.

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* Dmitri Petrovich of ''BackyardSports''.''VideoGame/BackyardSports''.



* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' Mr. House runs many calculations. They're unbelievably correct - even his prediction for the start of a nuclear war is only off by a single day. [[PlayerCharacter The Courier]] is the only wild card variable in his calculations, and he does his damnest to play them in his own favor.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Mr. House runs many calculations. They're unbelievably correct - even his prediction for the start of a nuclear war is only off by a single day. [[PlayerCharacter The Courier]] is the only wild card variable in his calculations, and he does his damnest to play them in his own favor.



* Spoofed by ''TheSimpsons'' in "Itchy and Scratchy Land": in the Itchy and Scratchy theme park populated by animatronic robots, Professor Frink warns that "all robots will eventually turn against their masters and run amok, in an orgy of blood and the kicking and the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving." But he adds that "According to my calculations, the robots won't go berserk for at least 24 hours." Immediately, all the robots start attacking the humans. Frink says in a slightly embarrassed tone, "Oh. I forgot to CarryTheOne."

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* Spoofed by ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in "Itchy and Scratchy Land": in the Itchy and Scratchy theme park populated by animatronic robots, Professor Frink warns that "all robots will eventually turn against their masters and run amok, in an orgy of blood and the kicking and the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving." But he adds that "According to my calculations, the robots won't go berserk for at least 24 hours." Immediately, all the robots start attacking the humans. Frink says in a slightly embarrassed tone, "Oh. I forgot to CarryTheOne."
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