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25th Jun '17 9:57:39 AM ultimomant
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* According to legend Sir Francis Drake was playing a game of bowls on Plymouth Harbour when the Spanish Armada was sighted invading England. He finished the game, before boarding his ship and beating the crap out of the invaders. [[/folder]]

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* According to legend Sir Francis Drake legend, UsefulNotes/SirFrancisDrake was playing a game of bowls on Plymouth Harbour when the Spanish Armada was sighted invading England. He finished the game, before boarding his ship and beating the crap out of the invaders. [[/folder]]
23rd Jun '17 4:10:07 PM SpawnofKong
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* An example of the "something vitally plot-important" variety appears in ''[[Film/TheFrighteners The Frighteners]]'': hero Frank Bannister has temporarily put himself in a death-like state, so that his ghost can find the supernatural killer wreaking havoc. He's revived an hour later -- had it been any later, his body would have undergone permanent, irreparable damage -- but since his ghost was halfway across town at the time, had unmasked the killer, and was very close to defeating him before being interrupted, the timing of his revival counts as this trope.

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* An example of the "something vitally plot-important" variety appears PlayedForDrama in ''[[Film/TheFrighteners The Frighteners]]'': hero Frank Bannister has temporarily put himself in a death-like state, so that his ghost can find the supernatural killer wreaking havoc. He's revived an hour later -- had it been any later, his body would have undergone permanent, irreparable damage -- but since his ghost was halfway across town at the time, had unmasked the killer, and was very close to defeating him before being interrupted, the timing of his revival counts as this trope.
23rd Jun '17 2:07:38 PM SpawnofKong
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* An example of the "something vitally plot-important" variety appears in ''[[Film/TheFrighteners The Frighteners]]'': hero Frank Bannister has temporarily put himself in a death-like state, so that his ghost can find the supernatural killer wreaking havoc. He's revived an hour later -- had it been any later, his body would have undergone permanent, irreparable damage -- but since his ghost was halfway across town at the time, had unmasked the killer, and was very close to defeating him before being interrupted, the timing of his revival counts as this trope.
15th May '17 7:18:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/FatherTed'': Ted Crilly always rings one ButtMonkey of a fellow priest at the worst possible time. When he is being lifted by British soldiers on the [[TheTroubles border]] and is seen reaching inside his jacket as the phone rings, for instance. Or in the company of two barely biddable Rottweiler dogs who are startled by the noise. All this is lost on the oblivious Ted who remarks that he must have his phone switched off, or something.

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* ''Series/FatherTed'': Ted Crilly always rings one ButtMonkey of a fellow priest at the worst possible time. When he is being lifted by British soldiers on the [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles border]] and is seen reaching inside his jacket as the phone rings, for instance. Or in the company of two barely biddable Rottweiler dogs who are startled by the noise. All this is lost on the oblivious Ted who remarks that he must have his phone switched off, or something.
24th Apr '17 5:20:36 PM eroock
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->-- '''Discord''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 "Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1"]]

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->-- -->-- '''Discord''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 "Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1"]]
21st Apr '17 10:57:17 PM jormis29
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* Works the other way around in the original ''{{Bedazzled}}'' -- Stanley, given seven wishes by George the Devil, can terminate the wish and get transported to wherever George is by blowing a raspberry. Doing so, he gets zapped into very disconcerting places -- up on the London Post Office Tower, up a telephone pole, in scuba gear underwater...

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* Works the other way around in the original ''{{Bedazzled}}'' ''Film/Bedazzled1967'' -- Stanley, given seven wishes by George the Devil, can terminate the wish and get transported to wherever George is by blowing a raspberry. Doing so, he gets zapped into very disconcerting places -- up on the London Post Office Tower, up a telephone pole, in scuba gear underwater...
28th Feb '17 7:55:35 PM PaulA
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* Happens to Jim Ferguson in ''Literature/{{Biggles}}: Adventures in Time'' when he is spontaneously transported through time to 1917. The second time this happens, he has just stepped out of the shower and is wearing a towel and holding an electric shaver.

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* Happens to Jim Ferguson in ''Literature/{{Biggles}}: Adventures in Time'' ''Film/BigglesAdventuresInTime'' when he is spontaneously transported through time to 1917. The second time this happens, he has just stepped out of the shower and is wearing a towel and holding an electric shaver.
27th Feb '17 7:47:15 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Happens to Professor Stein a few times in ''ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}'' when Ronnie initiates the change at an inconvenient time.

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* Happens to Professor Stein a few times in ''ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}'' when Ronnie initiates the change at an inconvenient time. It also happened the other way around in ''ComicBook/LegendsDC'', when Stein summoned Raymond when he is the middle of a shower so they could deal with Brimstone as Firestorm.
20th Feb '17 6:49:25 AM ExSlacker
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* Veronica in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' once hatched an idea for a strange costume party. The hitch would be that the invited has to arrive wearing whatever they were wearing when she called them for the invitation, and even has a trophy to give to the most peculiar-dressed. Betty was in the middle of a workout routine, so she's in a leotard; Moose and Midge, who were painting the latter's house, are in coveralls, paint stains and all, etc.; and Archie ''thinks'' he got the worst out of the lot, since he answered Veronica's call after ''stepping out of the shower'', so he's wearing nothing but a towel. He didn't get the award only because [[spoiler:it was Veronica herself (with the "help" of her mother, so Veronica wouldn't bow out of the humiliation) who has the strangest getup: she had her hair disheveled and her face covered in facial mud.]]
16th Jan '17 11:24:07 AM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', the four certainly find being summoned to C'hou inconvenient, especially since they have no idea what's going on. They also experience two inconvenient summonses during the Vasyn quest: right after they're told about the first piece, they're whisked away while John is practically naked, and right after they're told about the third piece, where John at least gets to retrieve his cloak, but Paul is fast asleep and impossible to wake up for a few hours.
*A major gripe of the four at the beginning of ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is that they've been whisked to C'hou again without any warning. They've all got instructions for their people in case it happened, but John was snatched in the middle of a vacation on a boat, and he frets about whether the crew will really believe he was picked up in the middle of the ocean.
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