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25th Dec '17 9:18:07 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* In “Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything”, the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”

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* In “Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything”, ‘’Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything’’, the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”
25th Dec '17 9:09:47 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* In [[Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything Life, the Universe and Everything]], the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”

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* In [[Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything Life, the Universe and Everything]], “Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything”, the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”
25th Dec '17 9:07:37 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* In the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality is closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.

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* In the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality this is closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.


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* In [[Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything Life, the Universe and Everything]], the people of planet Krikkit are entirely surrounded by a dust cloud that obscures the rest of the Universe from view. Therefore, they have never thought “We are alone in the Universe,” because they don’t know any other way to be. When they see that there is a Universe from a spaceship [[spoiler:that they were motivated to build by the supercomputer Hactar]], their reaction? “[[OmnicidalManiac It’ll have to go]].”
1st Dec '17 9:11:27 PM XelrogT.Apocalypse
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* Neji Hyuuga of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' shows signs of this. He has a very strong belief in the inevitability of fate, the futility of fighting against it, and his own position as the most powerful genin in, well, the world it seems. The fact that he's preaching to ''[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Naruto]]'' of all people about bearing a burden he never asked for or deserved just proves how little he really understands about life outside of his clan's wealthy compound.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, Baraggan believed that he had permanently conquered Hueco Mundo; no other place was worth the trouble and no one was stronger than him. Then, suddenly, he moves down in the world.


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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, Baraggan believed that he had permanently conquered Hueco Mundo; no other place was worth the trouble and no one was stronger than him. Then, suddenly, he moves down in the world.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Mr. Satan is a prime example upon his introduction. A former champion of sport combat, he achieved the title of World Martial Arts Champion in a tournament that none of the main characters participated in, and is thus completely ignorant of the level of power they or the villains they face fight on. He makes a foolish habit of challenging fighters who far, far outclass him on the assumption that he is the strongest in the world by virtue of his title as champion, usually to comedic effect.
* Neji Hyuuga of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' shows signs of this. He has a very strong belief in the inevitability of fate, the futility of fighting against it, and his own position as the most powerful genin in, well, the world it seems. The fact that he's preaching to ''[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Naruto]]'' of all people about bearing a burden he never asked for or deserved just proves how little he really understands about life outside of his clan's wealthy compound.
2nd Oct '17 3:32:09 AM LinTaylor
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** Cirno only claims to be the strongest fairy in Gensokyo. While this is [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative technically true]], most fairies are CannonFodder that the player character defeats by the truckload, so this isn't saying much.

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** Cirno only claims to be the strongest fairy in Gensokyo. While this is [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative technically true]], most fairies are CannonFodder that the player character defeats by the truckload, so this isn't saying much. Likewise, she's intelligent by fairy standards...but all that really means is she's literate.
6th Sep '17 9:04:38 PM Kalmbach
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6th Sep '17 9:00:07 PM Kalmbach
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* Shakespeare stated something along these lines in ''AsYouLikeIt'', giving the line to [[TheFool Touchstone]].
--> The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
6th Sep '17 6:29:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, Baraggan believed that he had already conquered everything, and was incredulous when Aizen told him there are other worlds besides Hueco Mundo.
** Baraggan actually knew that the other worlds existed (after all, all Hollows and Arrancar seem to have some knowledge of the world they essentially invade for human souls) but was trying to say that actually conquering those worlds wasn't worth the trouble. The notion that someone in one of those worlds could be ''more powerful than him'' never even crossed Baraggan's mind.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, Baraggan believed that he had already permanently conquered everything, and was incredulous when Aizen told him there are Hueco Mundo; no other worlds besides Hueco Mundo.
** Baraggan actually knew that the other worlds existed (after all, all Hollows and Arrancar seem to have some knowledge of the world they essentially invade for human souls) but
place was trying to say that actually conquering those worlds wasn't worth the trouble. The notion that someone in trouble and no one of those worlds could be ''more powerful was stronger than him'' never even crossed Baraggan's mind.him. Then, suddenly, he moves down in the world.



* In the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality is pretty much closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.

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* In the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality is pretty much closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.
3rd Sep '17 3:33:44 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* {{Invoked}} by Donald Rumsfeld in his (in?)famous statement about "unknown unknowns", worded in a technically correct but dizzyingly confusing way. Not to mention the fact that there is another category much closer to this trope, that of unknown knowns, the things that it is possible to know but that the individual has not taken the time to learn or is incapable of understanding or something that is known but not taken into account.

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* {{Invoked}} by Donald Rumsfeld in his (in?)famous statement about "unknown unknowns", worded in a technically correct but dizzyingly confusing way.way[[note]]At the time it was widely mocked as nonsense, not because it was wrong but because he brought it out as an answer when a reporter asked if he had any evidence for his claims as a non-sequitur[[/note]]. Not to mention the fact that there is another category much closer to this trope, that of unknown knowns, the things that it is possible to know but that the individual has not taken the time to learn or is incapable of understanding or something that is known but not taken into account.
24th Aug '17 11:21:23 AM ElectroKraken
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As Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} can tell you, in RealLife Psychology it has two names: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority illusory superiority]] being the broader concept, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect Dunning-Kruger effect]] being its effect on the individual's thoughts.

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As Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} can tell you, in RealLife Psychology it has two names: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority illusory superiority]] being the broader concept, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect Dunning-Kruger effect]] being its effect on the individual's thoughts.
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