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9th Dec '16 10:01:54 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', the Count's identity and nature are exposed because his lawyer's wife's best friend's fiance's former mentor ''just happens'' to be an expert on vampires.

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* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', the Count's identity and nature are exposed because his lawyer's wife's best friend's fiance's former ex-suitor's onetime mentor ''just happens'' to be an expert on vampires.
9th Dec '16 10:01:20 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', the Count's identity and nature are exposed because his lawyer's wife's best friend's fiance's former mentor ''just happens'' to be an expert on vampires.
9th Dec '16 9:55:25 PM Sharlee
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*** When the Imperial probe droid arrives on the planet Hoth, it slams into the ground not only fairly near the Rebel base, but close enough to Luke Skywalker for him to see it land.

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*** When the Imperial probe droid arrives on the planet Hoth, it slams into the ground not only fairly near the Rebel base, but close enough to Luke Skywalker for him to see it land. To be fair, we don't actually see proof it's the ''only'' such probe that was sent to search Hoth.
29th Nov '16 7:45:51 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheSlitheringShadow", ConanTheBarbarian, running away from a ZergRush, gets dropped through a TrapDoor to where Natala has been abducted, JustInTime to save her from the LivingShadow.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheSlitheringShadow", ConanTheBarbarian, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian, running away from a ZergRush, gets dropped through a TrapDoor to where Natala has been abducted, JustInTime to save her from the LivingShadow.
7th Sep '16 12:29:09 AM MrNickelodeon
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A form of ContrivedCoincidence. See also ConvenientEnemyBase and ConvenientlyClosePlanet. Not to be confused with [[EarWorm the song]] and ItsASmallNetAfterAll.

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A form of ContrivedCoincidence. See also ConvenientEnemyBase and ConvenientlyClosePlanet. Not to be confused with [[EarWorm [[Ride/ItsASmallWorld the song]] Disney ride]] that's known for ''[[EarWorm that song]]'' and ItsASmallNetAfterAll.
30th Aug '16 6:48:43 AM Jake
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** Later in the series, Starbuck makes various similar leaps with predictability especially during the final episode where she [[spoiler:manages to make an FTL co-ordinate out of the song she and the Final Five kept hearing, just in time to avoid the collapse of the Cylon colony ship under nuclear attack, only for this to turn out to be a new habitable planet, precisely what the fleet had been looking for since the planet formerly known as Earth had turned out to have been nuked by humans attacking earlier Cylons]]. Not only do all of those ducks get lined in a row, but [[spoiler:it turns out there are indigenous humans genetically compatible with the humans on the fleet, despite total biological isolation of the two populations prior to this episode.]] Lucky coincidence indeed.

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** Later in the series, Starbuck makes various similar leaps with predictability especially during the final episode where she [[spoiler:manages to make an FTL co-ordinate out of the song she and the Final Five kept hearing, just in time to avoid the collapse of the Cylon colony ship under nuclear attack, only for this to turn out to be a new habitable planet, precisely what the fleet had been looking for since the planet formerly known as Earth had turned out to have been nuked by humans attacking earlier Cylons]]. Not only do all of those ducks get lined in a row, but [[spoiler:it turns out there are indigenous humans genetically compatible with the humans on the fleet, despite total biological isolation of the two populations prior to this episode.]] Lucky coincidence indeed. Although given the number of straight-up supernatural events in previous episodes it might be a whole other trope...
24th Aug '16 5:20:30 PM Sullivan
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** In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', what's left of the [[spoiler:Enterprise saucer section]] crash-lands within easy walking distance from where [[spoiler:another Federation starship]] crashed many years ago.
16th Aug '16 11:16:16 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', Miles Vorkosigan is on a space station several wormhole jumps from home, and just happens to get tossed into a holding cell that contains his old friend [[spoiler: Emperor Gregor]]. And later, on an entirely different station, he runs into [[spoiler: General Metzov, the man whose career he had ended in the opening chapters of the book.]]
** In ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', one of the first people Miles meets after arriving on Beta Colony is the freighter captain that his mother had conned into giving her a lift off the planet eighteen years earlier. And then, several planets away from both their home worlds, he runs into [[spoiler: Elena's mother]].

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]'', ''Literature/TheVorGame'', Miles Vorkosigan is on a space station several wormhole jumps from home, and just happens to get tossed into a holding cell that contains his old friend [[spoiler: Emperor [[spoiler:Emperor Gregor]]. And later, on an entirely different station, he runs into [[spoiler: General [[spoiler:General Metzov, the man whose career he had ended in the opening chapters of the book.]]
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** In ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'', one of the first people Miles meets after arriving on Beta Colony is the freighter captain that his mother had conned into giving her a lift off the planet eighteen years earlier. And then, several planets away from both their home worlds, he runs into [[spoiler: Elena's [[spoiler:Elena's mother]].
19th Jun '16 2:26:35 PM nombretomado
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*** [[TheHero Luke]] is told to look for Yoda in the Dagobah System. That's all he's told about where to find Yoda. And not only does he get the right planet, but he even lands within a mile or so of Yoda's hut. Note that the EU justifies this particular example on both counts. ''The Essential Atlas'' states that Dagobah is the only Earthlike planet in its star system[[note]]the other four are respectively volcanic, airless, iced-over, and a gas giant[[/note]], and the vast majority of intelligent species in the ''Star Wars'' galaxy are carbon-based and oxygen-breathing. And in ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy Heir to the Empire]]'', Luke theorizes that Yoda used the Force to scramble his X-Wing's sensors and guide him to the correct location.

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*** [[TheHero Luke]] is told to look for Yoda in the Dagobah System. That's all he's told about where to find Yoda. And not only does he get the right planet, but he even lands within a mile or so of Yoda's hut. Note that the EU justifies this particular example on both counts. ''The Essential Atlas'' states that Dagobah is the only Earthlike planet in its star system[[note]]the other four are respectively volcanic, airless, iced-over, and a gas giant[[/note]], and the vast majority of intelligent species in the ''Star Wars'' galaxy are carbon-based and oxygen-breathing. And in ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy Heir to the Empire]]'', ''Literature/HeirToTheEmpire'', Luke theorizes that Yoda used the Force to scramble his X-Wing's sensors and guide him to the correct location.
18th Mar '16 2:20:31 PM margdean56
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* It happens on smaller scale in ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika''. What are the chances that in city of more than million people children of two man working in the same top secret facility will turn out to go to the same (regular) school ''and'' to the same class?

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* It happens on smaller scale in ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika''. What are the chances that in city of more than million people children of two man men working in the same top secret facility will turn out to go to the same (regular) school ''and'' to the same class?
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