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21st Oct '16 5:28:59 AM tyrekecorrea
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* At a party -- Will be holding a cocktail or hors d'oeuvre, probably halfway to their mouth..

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* At a party -- Will be holding a cocktail or hors d'oeuvre, probably halfway to their mouth..mouth.
19th Oct '16 2:48:22 PM margdean56
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* In ''[[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Loki: Agent of Asgard]]'' the All-Mother of Asgard have a habit of calling on Loki whenever they're doing something, like trying to socialise with their human neighbours, playing video-games, or taking a shower.
* Part of what made the odd pairing of ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' a possibility is that after a mishap that mixed their genes, Cable's teleporter identifies to two of them as the same person, so whenever Cable teleports somewhere he not only brings Deadpool along for the ride no matter where he is and what he is doing, but the process ''[[TeleporterAccident physically merges them]]''. Luckily they both possess Deadpool's HealingFactor, so separating is unpleasant but non-lethal.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Loki: Agent of Asgard]]'' the All-Mother of Asgard have has a habit of calling on Loki whenever they're doing something, like trying to socialise with their human neighbours, playing video-games, or taking a shower.
* Part of what made the odd pairing of ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' a possibility is that after a mishap that mixed their genes, Cable's teleporter identifies to the two of them as the same person, so whenever Cable teleports somewhere he not only brings Deadpool along for the ride no matter where he is and what he is doing, but the process ''[[TeleporterAccident physically merges them]]''. Luckily they both possess Deadpool's HealingFactor, so separating is unpleasant but non-lethal.



* 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}}'' - -- 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...



* This occurs in Diane Duane's ''Deep Wizardry'' (The second ''Literature/YoungWizards'' book) when, in a moment of despair, Nita calls out to one of her mentors, Carl, and his partner, Tom is teleported out of the shower because he's taking Carl's calls. Note that it wasn't involuntary; it's more that Tom is such a nice guy that he'll literally drop everything to help one of his wizards.

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* This occurs in Diane Duane's ''Deep Wizardry'' (The second ''Literature/YoungWizards'' book) when, in a moment of despair, Nita calls out to one of her mentors, Carl, and his partner, partner Tom is teleported out of the shower because he's taking Carl's calls. Note that it wasn't involuntary; it's more that Tom is such a nice guy that he'll literally drop everything to help one of his wizards.



** ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' even discusses the trope in-universe when the Pevensie kids talk about how they were summoned immediately without have a choice, and then mention how in fairy tales nobody ever thinks about how inconvenient it is for the fairy, genie, etc...

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** ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' even discusses the trope in-universe when the Pevensie kids talk about how they were summoned immediately without have having a choice, and then mention how in fairy tales nobody ever thinks about how inconvenient it is for the fairy, genie, etc...



** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry is in dire need of help, so he summons [[spoiler:Mother Winter, one of the oldest and strongest Fae. Unfortunately, she had recently lost her walking cane making long journeys are a pain for her. So, she reverses the summon and draws Harry to her... with the intent to eat him as punishment.]] In that case, the being summoned implied it was also a test.

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** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry is in dire need of help, so he summons [[spoiler:Mother Winter, one of the oldest and strongest Fae. Unfortunately, she had recently lost her walking cane cane, making long journeys are a pain for her. So, she reverses the summon summons and draws Harry to her... with the intent to eat him as punishment.]] In that case, the being summoned implied it was also a test.
23rd Sep '16 7:19:39 PM weirdfantasy
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** An example occurs when Deanna and her mother are transported to a Ferengi ship without their clothes.

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** An example occurs when Deanna and her mother are transported to a Ferengi ship without their clothes. This is a subversion; they weren't actually doing anything except waking up from unconsciousness, and their clothes disappeared when they were again transported into the Ferengi captain's cabin (done on purpose; women don't wear clothes in Ferengi society).
22nd Sep '16 10:09:08 PM SAMAS
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* State Farm Insurance has several commercials where customers can summon their insurance agents by singing the company's jingle. One offers a PerspectiveFlip where the agents are shown around the office, working, talking with friends or about to blow out the candles on their birthday cake, only to suddenly disappear because of a customer in need.

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* State Farm Insurance has several commercials where customers can summon their insurance agents by singing the company's jingle. One offers a PerspectiveFlip where the agents are shown around the office, working, talking with friends or about to blow out the candles on their birthday cake, only to suddenly disappear because of a customer in need. Unlike the fair number of parodies depicting this, the agents are shown taking it much more in stride.
11th Sep '16 5:40:53 PM Eddy1215
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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"]]
31st Jul '16 2:38:43 PM SAMAS
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* State Farm Insurance has several commercials where customers can summon their insurance agents by singing the company's jingle. One offers a PerspectiveFlip where the agents are shown around the office, talking with friends or about to blow out the candles on their birthday cake, only to suddenly disappear because of a customer in need.

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* State Farm Insurance has several commercials where customers can summon their insurance agents by singing the company's jingle. One offers a PerspectiveFlip where the agents are shown around the office, working, talking with friends or about to blow out the candles on their birthday cake, only to suddenly disappear because of a customer in need.



** The series tries to defy this, as Celestial Wizards are supposed to make contracts with the spirits to determine the proper times a spirit can be summoned. This is sometimes used to put Lucy in trouble(or keep her out of it) because she can't call on her spirits.

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** The series tries to defy this, as Celestial Wizards are supposed to make work out contracts with the their spirits to determine the proper times a spirit can be summoned. This is sometimes used to put Lucy in trouble(or keep her out of it) because she can't call on her spirits.a spirit that would otherwise easily end the situation.
3rd Jul '16 1:59:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* This occurs in Diane Duane's ''Deep Wizardry'' (The second ''Literature/YoungWizards'' book) when, in a moment of despair, Nita calls out to one of her mentors, [[TheObiWan Carl]], and his partner, Tom is teleported out of the shower because he's taking Carl's calls. Note that it wasn't involuntary; it's more that Tom is such a nice guy that he'll literally drop everything to help one of his wizards.

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* This occurs in Diane Duane's ''Deep Wizardry'' (The second ''Literature/YoungWizards'' book) when, in a moment of despair, Nita calls out to one of her mentors, [[TheObiWan Carl]], Carl, and his partner, Tom is teleported out of the shower because he's taking Carl's calls. Note that it wasn't involuntary; it's more that Tom is such a nice guy that he'll literally drop everything to help one of his wizards.
30th Jun '16 10:23:27 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]'' an argument with a coalition of obstructionist priests led one of the characters to replace a priest with his god... who had been in the middle of a bath. Why a god needs to bathe is not explored.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]'' ''Literature/TheTamuli'' an argument with a coalition of obstructionist priests led one of the characters to replace a priest with his god... who had been in the middle of a bath. Why a god needs to bathe is not explored.
10th May '16 12:07:06 AM rafi
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* In the first ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie, Kiyone is teleported to Washu's laboratory... while Kiyone's taking a bath. She's thrown a towel to cover herself as a half-hearted apology.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Early on, Negi summons Asuna to apologize to her... but she was in the shower at the time. Making matters worse, he had just been talking to the [[HotForTeacher teacher she had a crush on]].
** Later, during the Magic World arc, a magical copy of Evangeline is similarly summoned from her scroll... and she appears naked on a couch, nibbling on crisps and playing a video game.
* This was the early plot of ''Manga/{{Psyren}}:'' after answering a ringing payphone, and receiving what looks like a phonecard, Ageha keeps getting summoned to a wasteland by his cellphone, as do all the other players.

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* In the first ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie, Kiyone Happens early on in ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''. One girl is teleported to Washu's laboratory... while Kiyone's taking a bath. She's thrown a towel to cover herself as a half-hearted apology.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Early on, Negi summons Asuna to apologize to her... but she was in the shower at the time. Making matters worse, he had just been talking to the [[HotForTeacher teacher she had a crush on]].
** Later, during the Magic World arc, a magical copy of Evangeline is similarly summoned from her scroll... and she appears naked on a couch, nibbling on crisps and
playing a video game.
* This was
games on her father's antique NES and the early plot of ''Manga/{{Psyren}}:'' after answering a ringing payphone, teleportation cuts off the controller and receiving what looks like a phonecard, Ageha keeps getting summoned to a wasteland by his cellphone, as do all brings it with her. Another is taken in the other players.middle of masturbating.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ,'' Vegeta has just come back to life and is about to shoot Freeza, when [[spoiler:Dende wishes everyone except Freeza and Goku to earth.]]
-->'''Vegeta:''' Oh really, can a ghost do this, Freeza?[[{{Irony}} *disappears*]]



* In ''Manga/YondemasuYoAzazelsan'', demons are often in the middle of something when they get summoned, such as sitting on the toilet or having sex.

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* In ''Manga/YondemasuYoAzazelsan'', demons are often ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Early on, Negi summons Asuna to apologize to her... but she was
in the middle of something when they get summoned, such as sitting on shower at the toilet or having sex.time. Making matters worse, he had just been talking to the [[HotForTeacher teacher she had a crush on]].
** Later, during the Magic World arc, a magical copy of Evangeline is similarly summoned from her scroll... and she appears naked on a couch, nibbling on crisps and playing a video game.



* Happens early on in ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''. One girl is playing video games on her father's antique NES and the teleportation cuts off the controller and brings it with her. Another is taken in the middle of masturbating.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ,'' Vegeta has just come back to life and is about to shoot Freeza, when [[spoiler:Dende wishes everyone except Freeza and Goku to earth.]]
-->'''Vegeta:''' Oh really, can a ghost do this, Freeza?[[{{Irony}} *disappears*]]

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* Happens This was the early on in ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''. One girl is playing video games on her father's antique NES plot of ''Manga/{{Psyren}}:'' after answering a ringing payphone, and receiving what looks like a phonecard, Ageha keeps getting summoned to a wasteland by his cellphone, as do all the teleportation cuts off other players.
* In
the controller and brings it with her. Another first ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie, Kiyone is taken teleported to Washu's laboratory... while Kiyone's taking a bath. She's thrown a towel to cover herself as a half-hearted apology.
* A flashback in chapter 44.5 of ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'' shows Yui been the victim of this due to one of Lala's inventions; she is accidentally summoned by Rito while she is naked
in the middle of masturbating.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ,'' Vegeta has just come back to life and is about to shoot Freeza, when [[spoiler:Dende wishes everyone except Freeza and Goku to earth.]]
-->'''Vegeta:''' Oh really, can a ghost do this, Freeza?[[{{Irony}} *disappears*]]
bath.


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* In ''Manga/YondemasuYoAzazelsan'', demons are often in the middle of something when they get summoned, such as sitting on the toilet or having sex.
29th Apr '16 10:12:12 AM Elan
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** The whole plot of the series is kicked off by this, as Dream is summoned in place of Death right after he was returning home from doing battle in another realm. The fight left him weak, or he would never have been so easily captured or held for so long.
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