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15th Jan '17 6:48:16 PM jormis29
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* Subverted in the ''Disney/GummiBears'' episode "Too Many Cooks". Sir Paunch calls out rather odd ingredients as he makes his special taffy, like "Starfire Blossoms" and a "golden goblet of midsummer fog". In truth, he's doing this to fool the eavesdropping King Gregor, and only using conventional ingredients, like flour, milk, sugar and the like.

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* Subverted in the ''Disney/GummiBears'' ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' episode "Too Many Cooks". Sir Paunch calls out rather odd ingredients as he makes his special taffy, like "Starfire Blossoms" and a "golden goblet of midsummer fog". In truth, he's doing this to fool the eavesdropping King Gregor, and only using conventional ingredients, like flour, milk, sugar and the like.
15th Jan '17 6:43:24 PM jormis29
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* Subverted in the ''Disney/GummiBears'' episode "Too Many Cooks". Sir Paunch calls out rather odd ingredients as he makes his special taffy, like "Starfire Blossoms" and a "golden goblet of midsummer fog". I truth, he's doing this to fool the eavesdropping King Gregor, and only using conventional ingredients, like flour, milk, sugar and the like.

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* Subverted in the ''Disney/GummiBears'' episode "Too Many Cooks". Sir Paunch calls out rather odd ingredients as he makes his special taffy, like "Starfire Blossoms" and a "golden goblet of midsummer fog". I In truth, he's doing this to fool the eavesdropping King Gregor, and only using conventional ingredients, like flour, milk, sugar and the like.
15th Jan '17 6:00:09 PM Bissek
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** Norse Mythology is filled with examples of this. Insubstantial ingredients are often the main ingredients of powerful spells and objects, an oath being the most powerful. The most unique example may well be the binding of Loki. Loki is bound to a stone with chains, transmuted from the intestines of Loki's murdered son (who had been killed for the sole purpose of using his guts to bind Loki). No chain would actually have bound Loki, but what is actually binding Loki is not the chains, or the fact that they were made from the intestines of a god, but rather that the chains contain an insubstantial ingredient: the bond between father and son, something that not even a god can break[[note]]This could imply that the chains could be broken by someone who had no ties to the late Vali, as to such a person the chains would not represent the bonds of friendship or kinship, but mere iron. However, by the time Loki was bound, he had become so unpopular that only his immediate kin had any interest in freeing him, and since they all had ties to Loki or Vali, the magic worked on them just fine[[/note]. However, Ragnarok is fated to occur due to [[LoopholeAbuse a simple oversight]] on the part of the gods: The chains binding Loki are unbreakable, but the stone that Loki is bound to is an ordinary rock, so his endless struggling against the stone slowly grinds it to dust.

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** Norse Mythology is filled with examples of this. Insubstantial ingredients are often the main ingredients of powerful spells and objects, an oath being the most powerful. The most unique example may well be the binding of Loki. Loki is bound to a stone with chains, transmuted from the intestines of Loki's murdered son (who had been killed for the sole purpose of using his guts to bind Loki). No chain would actually have bound Loki, but what is actually binding Loki is not the chains, or the fact that they were made from the intestines of a god, but rather that the chains contain an insubstantial ingredient: the bond between father and son, something that not even a god can break[[note]]This could imply that the chains could be broken by someone who had no ties to the late Vali, as to such a person the chains would not represent the bonds of friendship or kinship, but mere iron. However, by the time Loki was bound, he had become so unpopular that only his immediate kin had any interest in freeing him, and since they all had ties to Loki or Vali, the magic worked on them just fine[[/note].fine[[/note]]. However, Ragnarok is fated to occur due to [[LoopholeAbuse a simple oversight]] on the part of the gods: The chains binding Loki are unbreakable, but the stone that Loki is bound to is an ordinary rock, so his endless struggling against the stone slowly grinds it to dust.
15th Jan '17 5:59:57 PM Bissek
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** Norse Mythology is filled with examples of this. Insubstantial ingredients are often the main ingredients of powerful spells and objects, an oath being the most powerful. The most unique example may well be the binding of Loki. Loki is bound to a stone with chains, transmuted from the intestines of Loki's murdered son (who had been killed for the sole purpose of using his guts to bind Loki). No chain would actually have bound Loki, but what is actually binding Loki is not the chains, or the fact that they were made from the intestines of a god, but rather that the chains contain an insubstantial ingredient: the bond between father and son, something that not even a god can break. However, Ragnarok is fated to occur due to [[LoopholeAbuse a simple oversight]] on the part of the gods: The chains binding Loki are unbreakable, but the stone that Loki is bound to is an ordinary rock, so his endless struggling against the stone slowly grinds it to dust.

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** Norse Mythology is filled with examples of this. Insubstantial ingredients are often the main ingredients of powerful spells and objects, an oath being the most powerful. The most unique example may well be the binding of Loki. Loki is bound to a stone with chains, transmuted from the intestines of Loki's murdered son (who had been killed for the sole purpose of using his guts to bind Loki). No chain would actually have bound Loki, but what is actually binding Loki is not the chains, or the fact that they were made from the intestines of a god, but rather that the chains contain an insubstantial ingredient: the bond between father and son, something that not even a god can break.break[[note]]This could imply that the chains could be broken by someone who had no ties to the late Vali, as to such a person the chains would not represent the bonds of friendship or kinship, but mere iron. However, by the time Loki was bound, he had become so unpopular that only his immediate kin had any interest in freeing him, and since they all had ties to Loki or Vali, the magic worked on them just fine[[/note]. However, Ragnarok is fated to occur due to [[LoopholeAbuse a simple oversight]] on the part of the gods: The chains binding Loki are unbreakable, but the stone that Loki is bound to is an ordinary rock, so his endless struggling against the stone slowly grinds it to dust.
3rd Dec '16 4:56:04 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Subverted in the ''Disney/GummiBears'' episode "Too Many Cooks". Sir Paunch calls out rather odd ingredients as he makes his special taffy, like "Starfire Blossoms" and a "golden goblet of midsummer fog". I truth, he's doing this to fool the eavesdropping King Gregor, and only using conventional ingredients, like flour, milk, sugar and the like.
30th Nov '16 12:52:30 PM BURGINABC
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* YourMom has probably told you the main ingredient in her cooking is love.

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* YourMom has probably told you In real life, it's a common cliche to say that love is the main ingredient in her cooking is love.someone's cooking.
16th Nov '16 2:42:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Disney's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the queen's "peddler disguise" spell contains ingredients such as "an old hag's cackle" and "a shriek of fright", which she actually stores in her laboratory. It seems "black of night" comes in a vial and shrieks of fright come in kegs. Who knew?
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* In WaltDisney's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the queen's "peddler disguise" spell contains ingredients such as "an old hag's cackle" and "a shriek of fright", which she actually stores in her laboratory. It seems "black of night" comes in a vial and shrieks of fright come in kegs. Who knew?
16th Nov '16 2:41:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', "Misfortune Cookie":

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* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', "Misfortune Cookie":



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer offers Lisa a donut. She refuses, and asks if he has any fruit,

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer offers Lisa a donut. She refuses, and asks if he has any fruit,



* In WaltDisney's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the queen's "peddler disguise" spell contains ingredients such as "an old hag's cackle" and "a shriek of fright", which she actually stores in her laboratory.
** It seems "black of night" comes in a vial and shrieks of fright come in kegs. Who knew?

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* In WaltDisney's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the queen's "peddler disguise" spell contains ingredients such as "an old hag's cackle" and "a shriek of fright", which she actually stores in her laboratory.
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laboratory. It seems "black of night" comes in a vial and shrieks of fright come in kegs. Who knew?



* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Hearts and Hooves Day". When the Cutie Mark Crusaders are making a love potion, one of the ingredients is "a bright rainbow's glow". However, because of [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows the way Equestria works]], they simply take a vacuum to a rainbow and suck all the colors out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Hearts and Hooves Day". When the Cutie Mark Crusaders are making a love potion, one of the ingredients is "a bright rainbow's glow". However, because of [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows the way Equestria works]], they simply take a vacuum to a rainbow and suck all the colors out.



* In ''Milton the Monster'', Milton is created by six drops of the essence of terror, five drops of sinister sauce, and Professor Weirdo intended to only use a touch of the tincture of tenderness, but all of it was knocked in, which is why Milton ended up as a nice monster.

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* In ''Milton the Monster'', ''WesternAnimation/MiltonTheMonster'', Milton is created by six drops of the essence of terror, five drops of sinister sauce, and Professor Weirdo intended to only use a touch of the tincture of tenderness, but all of it was knocked in, which is why Milton ended up as a nice monster.
16th Nov '16 2:40:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** Another ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' example: When Moe starts selling 'Flaming Moe's', his competitors try to uncover the recipe. Cut to Prof. Frink in front of a device.

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** Another ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' example: When Moe starts selling 'Flaming Moe's', his competitors try to uncover the recipe. Cut to Prof. Frink in front of a device.
16th Nov '16 12:02:29 AM Morgenthaler
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As AppliedPhlebotinum, they serve to highlight the magical skill of the one who utilizes it (face it, you have to be pretty BadAss to be able to capture a bear's fury in a jug, not to mention use it as alloy when forging a blade), and the inherent power and uniqueness of the end result. It also makes the recipe much harder [[DontTryThisAtHome for the viewer or reader to attempt to recreate]].

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As AppliedPhlebotinum, they serve to highlight the magical skill of the one who utilizes it (face it, you have to be pretty BadAss badass to be able to capture a bear's fury in a jug, not to mention use it as alloy when forging a blade), and the inherent power and uniqueness of the end result. It also makes the recipe much harder [[DontTryThisAtHome for the viewer or reader to attempt to recreate]].
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