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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.
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.
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