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12th Apr '16 9:56:51 AM Jice_Wumpkin
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* A variant occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Look Who's Purging Now", when the normally meek Morty goes on a bloodthirsty warpath during the Purge. At the end of the episode, Morty is worried that he has several demons to work out within himself, only to be told by Rick that a candy bar he had eaten earlier contained Purgenol, which increases aggression. Cue the shot showing [[spoiler:that the candy bar is "Now Purgenol-Free".]]

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* A variant occurs Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Look Who's Purging Now", when the normally meek Morty goes on a bloodthirsty warpath during the Purge. At the end of the episode, Morty is worried that he has several demons to work out within himself, only to be told by Rick that a candy bar he had eaten earlier contained Purgenol, which increases aggression. Cue the shot showing [[spoiler:that the candy bar is "Now Purgenol-Free".]]
28th Mar '16 8:05:34 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''SakuraWars'' OVA, Sakura Shingouji attempts to figure out the secret of her father's super special technique and refuses to join the special team she's been recruited to until she learns it. She goes through every possible way to read the scroll it's said to be on before realizing that there ''is'' no secret - everyone knows it and it is brought out in their own way.

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* In the ''SakuraWars'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' OVA, Sakura Shingouji attempts to figure out the secret of her father's super special technique and refuses to join the special team she's been recruited to until she learns it. She goes through every possible way to read the scroll it's said to be on before realizing that there ''is'' no secret - everyone knows it and it is brought out in their own way.
18th Mar '16 10:23:04 PM MadCat221
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** Unlike most examples of this trope, the ''real'' potion actually ''works'', as Harry found out when he [[spoiler:used it to convince Slughorn into giving him and Dumbledore a memory that contains information vital to defeating Voldemort (it also had the bonus effect of starting a rift between Ginny and Dean, as well as between Ron and Lavender)]]. The potion also demonstrates WindsOfDestinyChange abilities later on, when several of Harry's friends use it to avoid getting hurt while fighting [[spoiler:the Death Eaters invading Hogwarts]].

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** Unlike most examples of this trope, the ''real'' potion actually ''works'', as Harry found out when he [[spoiler:used it to convince Slughorn into giving him and Dumbledore a memory that contains information vital to defeating Voldemort (it also had the bonus effect of starting a rift between Ginny and Dean, as well as between Ron and Lavender)]].Lavender, paving the way for Harry and Hermmione, respectively, to get back wtih them)]]. The potion also demonstrates WindsOfDestinyChange abilities later on, when several of Harry's friends use it to avoid getting hurt while fighting [[spoiler:the Death Eaters invading Hogwarts]].
14th Mar '16 6:05:51 PM Prfnoff
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* In the big crossover between ''HannahMontana'' and ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', Hannah's anklet acts like this. It's a keepsake of her mothers, and when she loses it everything goes wrong until Robbie Ray tells her that her mother is always with her, regardless of the anklet.

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* In the big crossover between ''HannahMontana'' ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', Hannah's anklet acts like this. It's a keepsake of her mothers, and when she loses it everything goes wrong until Robbie Ray tells her that her mother is always with her, regardless of the anklet.



* ''WimziesHouse'' has an episode called "The Lucky Pin" in which Rousso gives Jonas a special star pin to celebrate his dedication in practicing basketball. Afterwards, Jonas completes a tricky shot for the first time and is convinced that he's been given a "lucky pin." He then experiences a crisis of self-confidence after losing it, until Wimzie gives him another pin that she made herself, but tells him that it's the one he lost. He makes five basketball shots in a row, but another of the characters tells him it's not the original pin. He loses his self-confidence again until Wimzie points out that he made the shots even ''without'' his lucky pin. He realizes that his "luck" is all due to practice and he doesn't need a lucky pin.

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* ''WimziesHouse'' ''Series/WimziesHouse'' has an episode called "The Lucky Pin" in which Rousso gives Jonas a special star pin to celebrate his dedication in practicing basketball. Afterwards, Jonas completes a tricky shot for the first time and is convinced that he's been given a "lucky pin." He then experiences a crisis of self-confidence after losing it, until Wimzie gives him another pin that she made herself, but tells him that it's the one he lost. He makes five basketball shots in a row, but another of the characters tells him it's not the original pin. He loses his self-confidence again until Wimzie points out that he made the shots even ''without'' his lucky pin. He realizes that his "luck" is all due to practice and he doesn't need a lucky pin.



* ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': Bailey uses a placebo to raise London's intelligence. Subverted in that [[StatusQuoIsGod after realizing that it's a placebo]], London [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome returns to normal]]. Then she [[TooDumbToLive takes]] ''[[TooDumbToLive another]]'' [[TooDumbToLive placebo]].

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* ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': Bailey uses a placebo to raise London's intelligence. Subverted in that [[StatusQuoIsGod after realizing that it's a placebo]], London [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome returns to normal]]. Then she [[TooDumbToLive takes]] ''[[TooDumbToLive another]]'' [[TooDumbToLive placebo]].
8th Mar '16 1:31:22 PM localvagrant
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* A variant occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Look Who's Purging Now", when the normally meek Morty goes on a bloodthirsty warpath during the Purge. At the end of the episode, Morty is worried that he has several demons to work out within himself, only to be told by Rick that a candy bar he had eaten earlier contained Purgenol, which increases aggression. Cue the shot showing [[spoiler:that the candy bar is "Now Purgenol-Free".]]
6th Mar '16 6:33:11 PM KelpTheGreat
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* A meta example in VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}. A rather famous UrbanLegendOfZelda holds that doing something with the buttons (most commonly holding Down and mashing B) increases the likelihood to catch a Pokemon. This has long since been discredited -- it's all in the hands of the RandomNumberGod -- but many players do it anyway for catharsis.
6th Mar '16 6:30:31 PM KelpTheGreat
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* In both ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' and the manga version of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', the cures for hiccups are used in two stories when the younger cast member (Chiyo-chan and Sasami, respectively) get a case of the hiccups. Tomo cures Chiyo-chan's by ''gut punching her'', but they have to start over when Tomo gets the hiccups. Tenchi cures Sasami's by [[HeartwarmingMoments telling her he loves her]] (mostly because they all believed if she reached 100 hiccups, she'd die).
5th Mar '16 5:08:52 PM weasel
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* Parodied in the ''Webcomic/BandwithTheater'' internet short entitled ''[[http://www.bandwidththeater.com/magicfeather.html Kevin Smith and his Magic Feather]]''. When Creator/KevinSmith bemoans losing his magic feather to his friend Helpful Rat, he assures him that the feather wasn't magic at all, it just helped him to believe in himself. When Kevin then goes on to contemplate shaving his magic beard, Helpful Rat quickly assures him that the beard actually ''is'' magic: it makes his wife love him, and keeps the moon from falling. (But it doesn't help with movies; it's just the wife and moon thing.)

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* Parodied in the ''Webcomic/BandwithTheater'' internet short entitled ''[[http://www.bandwidththeater.com/magicfeather.html ''[[http://badgods.com/view/magicfeather/ Kevin Smith and his Magic Feather]]''. When Creator/KevinSmith bemoans losing his magic feather to his friend Helpful Rat, he assures him that the feather wasn't magic at all, it just helped him to believe in himself. When Kevin then goes on to contemplate shaving his magic beard, Helpful Rat quickly assures him that the beard actually ''is'' magic: it makes his wife love him, and keeps the moon from falling. (But it doesn't help with movies; it's just the wife and moon thing.)
3rd Mar '16 6:01:30 AM TheWunn
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* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', it is implied early on that Apollo's ability to Perceive tension and nervous tics in his witnesses is thanks to his bracelet. Later on, it is clarified that [[spoiler:the descendents of Magnifi Gramarye]], including Apollo [[spoiler:and Trucy]], have inherent powers of perception, and the bracelet is a [[spoiler:keepsake from Thalassa Gramarye]] which seems to tighten when the wearer detects tension and thus tenses themselves, creating the illusion that it is the source of the ability.

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* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', it is implied early on that Apollo's ability to Perceive tension and nervous tics in his witnesses is thanks to his bracelet. Later on, it is clarified that [[spoiler:the descendents of Magnifi Gramarye]], including Apollo [[spoiler:and Trucy]], have inherent powers of perception, and the bracelet is a [[spoiler:keepsake from Thalassa Gramarye]] which seems to tighten when the wearer detects tension and thus tenses themselves, creating the illusion that it is the source of the ability. This is [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]], however, due to the fact that the tightening of the bracelet itself acts as a cue to begin intentionally using the ability. Without it, the increased tension in the body would be much harder to notice, and thus it would be far more difficult for Apollo to know when to begin using the ability in earnest. This gives the bracelet more importance than the standard MagicFeather, even after the above is revealed.
1st Mar '16 1:01:09 AM eroock
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* During the climactic battle between Dark Helmet and Lone Starr in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Helmet manages to steal Lone Starr's magic [[ParodyNames Schwartz]] ring and throw it down a vent. Fortunately, Starr's mentor Yogurt reveals in a telepathic message "The ring was bupkis! I found it in a box of Cracker Jacks! The Schwartz is in you, Lone Starr, it's in you!"

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* During the climactic battle between Dark Helmet and Lone Starr in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Helmet manages to steal Lone Starr's magic [[ParodyNames Schwartz]] ring and throw it down a vent. Fortunately, Starr's mentor Yogurt reveals in a telepathic message "The ring was bupkis! I found it in a box of Cracker Jacks! The Schwartz is in you, Lone Starr, [[ItWasWithYouAllAlong it's in you!"you!]]"
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