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26th Jul '16 1:49:41 PM Willbyr
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* TwinSpica is a sci-fi series that falls on the high end of MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness. And there's "Mr. Lion", the ghost of an astronaut who died in a major shuttle accident prior to the events of the story and now mentors the main character. [[spoiler: Shuu is implied to have become a Mr. Lion-style ghost as well after his death.]]

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* TwinSpica ''Manga/FutatsuNoSpica'' is a sci-fi series that falls on the high end of MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness. And there's "Mr. Lion", the ghost of an astronaut who died in a major shuttle accident prior to the events of the story and now mentors the main character. [[spoiler: Shuu is implied to have become a Mr. Lion-style ghost as well after his death.]]
4th Jul '16 12:28:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** Spirit channeling is a real thing, but in most cases it stays in the sidelines, being only used as a way for Phoenix to get help from his [[TheObiWan late mentor]]. The existence of spirit channelers also leads to Phoenix owning a magical LieDetector artifact, [[spoiler:and to a few cases where spirit channeling was directly involved in the crime]].

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** Spirit channeling is a real thing, but in most cases it stays in the sidelines, being only used as a way for Phoenix to get help from his [[TheObiWan [[MentorOccupationalHazard late mentor]]. The existence of spirit channelers also leads to Phoenix owning a magical LieDetector artifact, [[spoiler:and to a few cases where spirit channeling was directly involved in the crime]].
1st Jul '16 10:35:44 AM tricksterson
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* In Joann Sfar's ''The Rabbi's Cat'' the title character, who is also the narrator, gains the ability to speak by eating a parrot (even though the parrot is never shown talking itself). [[spoiler: He later loses the ability by inappropriately invoking the name of God]]

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* In Joann Sfar's ''The Rabbi's Cat'' ''ComicBook/TheRabbisCat'' the title character, who is also the narrator, gains the ability to speak by eating a parrot (even though the parrot is never shown talking itself). [[spoiler: He later loses the ability by inappropriately invoking the name of God]]God and then regains it after nearly dying from a scorpion sting]]. Also there's a search for a lost city whose conclusion may or may not be real.
20th Jun '16 4:15:08 PM _____________
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* The works of Creator/SatoshiKon offer a lot of examples of this, specially in ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' and ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''.
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' is a SliceOfLife story in an alternate Europe where nobody bats an eye that the heroine flies around on a broomstick. The story is more about coming of age in a new community than it is about witchcraft.



* The works of Creator/SatoshiKon offer lot of examples of this, specially in ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' and ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''.
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' is a SliceOfLife story in an alternate Europe where nobody bats an eye that the heroine flies around on a broomstick. The story is more about coming of age in a new community than it is about witchcraft.
19th Jun '16 2:01:12 PM nombretomado
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* ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/GravitysRainbow''. It's the closing months of WW2, featuring witchcraft, talking mice, a man who can have your nightmares ''for you'', a trip to Hell and a sentient lightbulb.

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* ThomasPynchon's Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/GravitysRainbow''. It's the closing months of WW2, featuring witchcraft, talking mice, a man who can have your nightmares ''for you'', a trip to Hell and a sentient lightbulb.
11th Jun '16 7:23:38 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' might fit into this category better than ScienceFiction. Among other things, it seems that dead people go to (or through) the Wired after they die, computer equipment can grow like vines, and the physical reality is as much "data" as the computer-world and can likewise be programmed by gifted individuals. And it's perhaps the only cyberpunk, or scienfictionish narrative to convincingly do so. The reason why ''Serial Experiment Lain'' might be an example of this trope [[spoiler:it's because it basically deals with the digital world, merging with the real world. Thus creating a hybrid where the rules of this reality don't apply]]. The problem with this theory is that people do seem to take notice of the change; [[spoiler:one guy even shoots himself in the head because of it.]] Perspective is everything. Lain's point of view perhaps flips towards UrbanFantasy in the end, but Arisu's remains in the field of Magic Realism.
* ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' also fits. Creator/YoshitoshiAbe is a huge fan of the genre. The show is heavily inspired by the "End Of The World" narrative in ''Literature/HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' by Creator/HarukiMurakami.
* ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' is a comedic first-class example. Ikuto, young man of the modern age and the main character finds himself on an island stuck -- culturally, at any rate -- in the late 19th century. Normal enough at first but before long he's rationalizing away the more... unconventional aspects of his new home, like magic, talking animals, youkai, etc.

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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' might fit into this category better than ScienceFiction. Among other things, it seems To complete the trifecta, ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' also does this, with several characters supposedly descended from {{Winged Humanoid}}s, or possibly just nuts. A distant-past segment has some winged women, yet [[MindScrew implies that dead people go their wings may have been an embellishment to (or through) the Wired after they die, computer equipment story and/or a metaphor for their deaths.]] The male lead has a doll which he can grow like vines, and the physical reality is as much "data" as the computer-world and can likewise be programmed by gifted individuals. And control seemingly through telekinesis, but it's perhaps the only cyberpunk, or scienfictionish narrative never explicitly stated to convincingly do so. The reason why ''Serial Experiment Lain'' might not be an example of this trope [[spoiler:it's because it basically deals with the digital world, merging with the real world. Thus creating just a hybrid where the rules of this reality don't apply]]. The problem with this theory is that people do seem to take notice of the change; [[spoiler:one guy even shoots himself in the head because of it.]] Perspective is everything. Lain's point of view perhaps flips towards UrbanFantasy in trick.[[spoiler:Near the end, but Arisu's remains he appears to go back in time and become the field of Magic Realism.
* ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' also fits. Creator/YoshitoshiAbe is a huge fan of
bird that was hanging around throughout the genre. The show is heavily inspired by the "End Of The World" narrative in ''Literature/HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' by Creator/HarukiMurakami.
* ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' is a comedic first-class example. Ikuto, young man
series. If he actually did, there's no explanation of the modern age how, and the main character finds himself on an island stuck -- culturally, at any rate -- in the late 19th century. Normal enough at first but before long he's rationalizing away the more... unconventional aspects of his new home, like magic, talking animals, youkai, etc.it's possible he just went crazy.]]



* Arguably the existence of personified countries in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' would count, especially when their dynamics are played with.
* ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'' is a SliceOfLife manga that deals with the light-hearted, comedic antics of its staffs. One of the staffs also happens to be a [[AmbiguouslyHuman questionable human being]] who uses Necronomicon as his cooking guide, and is capable of curses and minor [[RealityWarper reality warping]].
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' is mostly a slice-of-life romance in a realistic, present-day setting... except for the GenkiGirl in a coma somehow astral projecting herself whom only some can see, a cat who temporarily turns into a human boy and can grant one wish, a lonely world no-one can see that exists somewhere between the layers of our own, and the past being rewritten after years of tragedy, finally resulting in a happy ending.
* ''VisualNovel/DaCapo''. The main character is a mage who jumps into people's dreams, there's also a magical cherry tree that grants wishes, a reality altering witch, mind readers, cats becoming human, a human sized cat that the girls see around town, and ever blooming cherry trees, and although it's a bit odd, nobody ever questions their reality.
* The crux of the plot of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is a magical item from another world falling into the hands of an ordinary (albeit with some... personality quirks) human boy in our world and what he chooses to do with it. Aside from the Death Notes and shinigami, the world depicted in ''Death Note'' is highly realistic, and much of the plot focuses so heavily on the human characters using real-world methods and technology to try to catch the VillainProtagonist -- and the magic itself is treated in such a mundane and almost scientific fashion -- that you might occasionally forget that the plot is founded on the supernatural to begin with.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is about a teenage detective that solves crimes... even after a failed poisoning attempt [[FountainOfYouth changes him into a kid]] and he has to move in with his childhood friend who is enough of an ActionGirl to qualify for [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower being borderline super-powered]]. On a lesser note characters sometimes have successful premonitions of danger, like the ActionGirl did in the first episode before the titular character is poisoned. If that's not enough, Manga/MagicKaito takes place in the same universe and the bad guys are searching for a specific jewel that [[spoiler:may [[ImmortalityInducer make a person immortal]], and there is an ''actual'' witch as a recurring character who outright confirms there are other witches as well.]] Other than that, it's a pretty straight-forward mystery series.
* ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' also fits. Creator/YoshitoshiAbe is a huge fan of the genre. The show is heavily inspired by the "End Of The World" narrative in ''Literature/HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'' by Creator/HarukiMurakami.



* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' dips into this once when the main character's dead mother visits her family as a ghost.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is a normal high school story with normal (if goofy) protagonists. Then Yakumo states that she can magically read people's minds, her older sister can bend spoons with her mind, {{Dracula}} helped out with a school festival, Akira may or may not be a secret agent, and Yakumo and Iori the cat once switched bodies. There's definitely odd things going on, but they're not the focus of the story.
* The crux of the plot of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is a magical item from another world falling into the hands of an ordinary (albeit with some... personality quirks) human boy in our world and what he chooses to do with it. Aside from the Death Notes and shinigami, the world depicted in ''Death Note'' is highly realistic, and much of the plot focuses so heavily on the human characters using real-world methods and technology to try to catch the VillainProtagonist -- and the magic itself is treated in such a mundane and almost scientific fashion -- that you might occasionally forget that the plot is founded on the supernatural to begin with.

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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' dips into this once when ''Manga/HelenESP'' never explains the main character's dead mother visits her family as a ghost.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is a normal high school story with normal (if goofy) protagonists. Then Yakumo states
nature or origin of Helen's psychic powers, and they don't really change that she can magically read people's minds, her older sister can bend spoons with her mind, {{Dracula}} helped out with a school festival, Akira may or may not be a secret agent, and Yakumo and Iori the cat once switched bodies. There's definitely odd things going on, but they're not the focus of the story.
* The crux of the plot of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is a magical item from another world falling into the hands of an ordinary (albeit with some... personality quirks) human boy in our world and what he chooses to do with it. Aside from the Death Notes and shinigami, the world depicted in ''Death Note'' is highly realistic, and
much of the plot focuses so heavily on the human characters using real-world methods and technology to try to catch the VillainProtagonist -- and the magic itself is treated in such a mundane and almost scientific fashion -- that you might occasionally forget that the plot is founded on the supernatural to begin with.about her life.



* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', another Key anime, is very similar: it's just a normal high school anime, except for the fox that turns into a human girl, the girl [[spoiler:with healing powers]] who fights invisible monsters with a sword, and (yet another) [[spoiler:girl in a coma projecting herself and magically producing a happy ending]].



* The works of Creator/SatoshiKon offer lot of examples of this, specially in ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' and ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' is mostly a slice-of-life romance in a realistic, present-day setting... except for the GenkiGirl in a coma somehow astral projecting herself whom only some can see, a cat who temporarily turns into a human boy and can grant one wish, a lonely world no-one can see that exists somewhere between the layers of our own, and the past being rewritten after years of tragedy, finally resulting in a happy ending.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', another Key anime, is very similar: it's just a normal high school anime, except for the fox that turns into a human girl, the girl [[spoiler:with healing powers]] who fights invisible monsters with a sword, and (yet another) [[spoiler:girl in a coma projecting herself and magically producing a happy ending]].
* To complete the trifecta, ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' also does this, with several characters supposedly descended from {{Winged Humanoid}}s, or possibly just nuts. A distant-past segment has some winged women, yet [[MindScrew implies that their wings may have been an embellishment to the story and/or a metaphor for their deaths.]] The male lead has a doll which he can control seemingly through telekinesis, but it's never explicitly stated to not be just a trick.[[spoiler:Near the end, he appears to go back in time and become the bird that was hanging around throughout the series. If he actually did, there's no explanation of how, and it's possible he just went crazy.]]



* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' is a story about a girl who sets out to become a star in the Japanese entertainment industry, and follows her ups and downs, new friendships and possible romantic interests, and her burgeoning career. Said girl also has a demon army that gives her anger and resentment a voice and physical presence, and the resident esper is actually ''not'' a fake.
* Arguably the existence of personified countries in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' would count, especially when their dynamics are played with.
* ''Manga/HelenESP'' never explains the nature or origin of Helen's psychic powers, and they don't really change that much about her life.
* ''VisualNovel/DaCapo''. The main character is a mage who jumps into people's dreams, there's also a magical cherry tree that grants wishes, a reality altering witch, mind readers, cats becoming human, a human sized cat that the girls see around town, and ever blooming cherry trees, and although it's a bit odd, nobody ever questions their reality.

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* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' is a story about a girl who sets out to become a star in the Japanese entertainment industry, and follows her ups and downs, new friendships and possible romantic interests, and her burgeoning career. Said girl also has a demon army that gives her anger and resentment a voice and physical presence, and the resident esper is actually ''not'' a fake.
* Arguably the existence of personified countries in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' would count, especially
''Manga/LuckyStar'' dips into this once when their dynamics are played with.
* ''Manga/HelenESP'' never explains
the nature or origin of Helen's psychic powers, and they don't really change that much about her life.
* ''VisualNovel/DaCapo''. The
main character is character's dead mother visits her family as a mage who jumps into people's dreams, there's also a magical cherry tree that grants wishes, a reality altering witch, mind readers, cats becoming human, a human sized cat that the girls see around town, and ever blooming cherry trees, and although it's a bit odd, nobody ever questions their reality.ghost.



* TwinSpica is a sci-fi series that falls on the high end of MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness. And there's "Mr. Lion", the ghost of an astronaut who died in a major shuttle accident prior to the events of the story and now mentors the main character. [[spoiler: Shuu is implied to have become a Mr. Lion-style ghost as well after his death.]]
* ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'' is a SliceOfLife manga that deals with the light-hearted, comedic antics of its staffs. One of the staffs also happens to be a [[AmbiguouslyHuman questionable human being]] who uses Necronomicon as his cooking guide, and is capable of curses and minor [[RealityWarper reality warping]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is about a teenage detective that solves crimes... even after a failed poisoning attempt [[FountainOfYouth changes him into a kid]] and he has to move in with his childhood friend who is enough of an ActionGirl to qualify for [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower being borderline super-powered]]. On a lesser note characters sometimes have successful premonitions of danger, like the ActionGirl did in the first episode before the titular character is poisoned. If that's not enough, Manga/MagicKaito takes place in the same universe and the bad guys are searching for a specific jewel that [[spoiler:may [[ImmortalityInducer make a person immortal]], and there is an ''actual'' witch as a recurring character who outright confirms there are other witches as well.]] Other than that, it's a pretty straight-forward mystery series.
* ''Manga/TonnuraSan'' is about a family who adopted a stray cat... [[TalkingAnimal who's quite articulate]], gentlemanly, wise, and overall charming. At one point, the owner was worried that such an animal would cause a great commotion, but his charms simply wins everyone over.

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* TwinSpica ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' is a sci-fi series that falls on the high end of MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness. And there's "Mr. Lion", the ghost of an astronaut who died in a major shuttle accident prior to the events comedic first-class example. Ikuto, young man of the story modern age and now mentors the main character. [[spoiler: Shuu is implied to have become a Mr. Lion-style ghost as well after his death.]]
* ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'' is a SliceOfLife manga that deals with the light-hearted, comedic antics of its staffs. One of the staffs also happens to be a [[AmbiguouslyHuman questionable human being]] who uses Necronomicon as his cooking guide, and is capable of curses and minor [[RealityWarper reality warping]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is about a teenage detective that solves crimes... even after a failed poisoning attempt [[FountainOfYouth changes him into a kid]] and he has to move in with his childhood friend who is enough of an ActionGirl to qualify for [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower being borderline super-powered]]. On a lesser note characters sometimes have successful premonitions of danger, like the ActionGirl did in the first episode before the titular
character is poisoned. If that's not enough, Manga/MagicKaito takes place finds himself on an island stuck -- culturally, at any rate -- in the same universe and late 19th century. Normal enough at first but before long he's rationalizing away the bad guys are searching for a specific jewel that [[spoiler:may [[ImmortalityInducer make a person immortal]], and there is an ''actual'' witch as a recurring character who outright confirms there are other witches as well.]] Other than that, it's a pretty straight-forward mystery series.
* ''Manga/TonnuraSan'' is about a family who adopted a stray cat... [[TalkingAnimal who's quite articulate]], gentlemanly, wise, and overall charming. At one point, the owner was worried that such an animal would cause a great commotion, but
more... unconventional aspects of his charms simply wins everyone over.new home, like magic, talking animals, youkai, etc.



* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is a normal high school story with normal (if goofy) protagonists. Then Yakumo states that she can magically read people's minds, her older sister can bend spoons with her mind, {{Dracula}} helped out with a school festival, Akira may or may not be a secret agent, and Yakumo and Iori the cat once switched bodies. There's definitely odd things going on, but they're not the focus of the story.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' might fit into this category better than ScienceFiction. Among other things, it seems that dead people go to (or through) the Wired after they die, computer equipment can grow like vines, and the physical reality is as much "data" as the computer-world and can likewise be programmed by gifted individuals. And it's perhaps the only cyberpunk, or scienfictionish narrative to convincingly do so. The reason why ''Serial Experiment Lain'' might be an example of this trope [[spoiler:it's because it basically deals with the digital world, merging with the real world. Thus creating a hybrid where the rules of this reality don't apply]]. The problem with this theory is that people do seem to take notice of the change; [[spoiler:one guy even shoots himself in the head because of it.]] Perspective is everything. Lain's point of view perhaps flips towards UrbanFantasy in the end, but Arisu's remains in the field of Magic Realism.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' is a story about a girl who sets out to become a star in the Japanese entertainment industry, and follows her ups and downs, new friendships and possible romantic interests, and her burgeoning career. Said girl also has a demon army that gives her anger and resentment a voice and physical presence, and the resident esper is actually ''not'' a fake.
* ''Manga/TonnuraSan'' is about a family who adopted a stray cat... [[TalkingAnimal who's quite articulate]], gentlemanly, wise, and overall charming. At one point, the owner was worried that such an animal would cause a great commotion, but his charms simply wins everyone over.
* TwinSpica is a sci-fi series that falls on the high end of MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness. And there's "Mr. Lion", the ghost of an astronaut who died in a major shuttle accident prior to the events of the story and now mentors the main character. [[spoiler: Shuu is implied to have become a Mr. Lion-style ghost as well after his death.]]



* The works of Creator/SatoshiKon offer lot of examples of this, specially in ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' and ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is sometimes like this. Notably, the ghost segments, and Stinkmeaner coming back from hell to possess Tom Dubois.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' started out fairly ordinary but after the first couple seasons inexplicable fantastical elements tended to spring up suddenly, yet the world, characters, and plot move on regardless.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is sometimes like this. Notably, In ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', Noelle has telekinetic powers. These are never explained, and the ghost segments, show is mostly a SliceOfLife show about junior high students. The Halloween episode "I Spy A Witch" involved Hoodsie and Stinkmeaner coming back Carl summoning a dead woman from hell to possess Tom Dubois.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' started out fairly ordinary but after
beyond the first couple seasons inexplicable fantastical elements tended to spring up suddenly, yet the world, characters, grave. It's successful and plot move on regardless.she possesses Hoodsie to talk to Carl.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' a SpinOff of the above, also swung into this territory at times. Usually a satirical but realistic take on high school and 90's society, it also featured a BizarroEpisode where holiday spirits come to town, as well as a MusicalEpisode. "A Tree Grows in Lawndale" ends with [[spoiler:the crutch in Tommy Sherman's memorial growing a flower]], and "Legends of the Mall" implies that [[spoiler:Helen may have been attacked by Metalmouth]]. There are also a lot of scenes where minor characters will appear in two places at once, switch places or show up in flashbacks where they don't belong. It's become a fandom joke that these "animation errors" are actually signs of supernatural activities.

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* ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' a SpinOff of the above, also swung into this territory at times. Usually a satirical but realistic take on high school and 90's society, it also featured a BizarroEpisode where holiday spirits come to town, as well as a MusicalEpisode. "A Tree Grows in Lawndale" ends with [[spoiler:the crutch in Tommy Sherman's memorial growing a flower]], and "Legends of the Mall" implies that [[spoiler:Helen may have been attacked by Metalmouth]]. There are also a lot of scenes where minor characters will appear in two places at once, switch places or show up in flashbacks where they don't belong. It's become a fandom joke that these "animation errors" are actually signs of supernatural activities.
* With the exceptions of the AmazingTechnicolorPopulation, Porkchop (And sometimes Stinky) walking around like a human (Not to mention the supernatural elements of the first HalloweenEpisode), ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' is a very, very realistic show. The Disney version has Skunky Beaumont befriending a mermaid, not to mention the Lake Monster from TheMovie.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is sometimes like this. Notably, the ghost segments, and Stinkmeaner coming back from hell to possess Tom Dubois.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is set in a mundane, realistic world and focuses on Arnold, his friends, and the people around them with their down-to-earth problems and daily lives. Then it factors in elements like [[TheJinx Eugene's excessive bad luck]], unusual one-shot characters like The Pigeon Man and The Sewer King, and hints that some of the local urban legends [[RealAfterAll may be true]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', Noelle has telekinetic powers. These are never explained, and the show is mostly a SliceOfLife show about junior high students. The Halloween episode "I Spy A Witch" involved Hoodsie and Carl summoning a dead woman from beyond the grave. It's successful and she possesses Hoodsie to talk to Carl.



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is set in a mundane, realistic world and focuses on Arnold, his friends, and the people around them with their down-to-earth problems and daily lives. Then it factors in elements like [[TheJinx Eugene's excessive bad luck]], unusual one-shot characters like The Pigeon Man and The Sewer King, and hints that some of the local urban legends [[RealAfterAll may be true]].
* With the exceptions of the AmazingTechnicolorPopulation, Porkchop (And sometimes Stinky) walking around like a human (Not to mention the supernatural elements of the first HalloweenEpisode), ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' is a very, very realistic show. The Disney version has Skunky Beaumont befriending a mermaid, not to mention the Lake Monster from TheMovie.



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is generally a satirical take on reality shows and teenage stereotypes. However, even ignoring the CartoonPhysics and {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s, we also have canonical cases of aliens, a Sasquatch and technology that would fit in a sci-fi setting. ''All-Stars'' also had an episode where a BadMoonRising made all the animals act weird and ended with an arc about [[TheMentallyDisturbed Mike]]'s JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' started out fairly ordinary but after the first couple seasons inexplicable fantastical elements tended to spring up suddenly, yet the world, characters, and plot move on regardless.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is generally a satirical take on reality shows and teenage stereotypes. However, even ignoring the CartoonPhysics and {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s, we also have canonical cases of aliens, a Sasquatch and technology that would fit in a sci-fi setting. ''All-Stars'' also had an episode where a BadMoonRising made all the animals act weird and ended with an arc about [[TheMentallyDisturbed Mike]]'s JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind.
10th Jun '16 8:06:21 PM nombretomado
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** ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' had WeirdScience and a ghost that haunted the hotel, it's sequel/spinoff ''SuiteLifeOnDeck'' also had a ghost as well as mermaids, the Bermuda Triangle and a sentient computer.

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** ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' had WeirdScience and a ghost that haunted the hotel, it's sequel/spinoff ''SuiteLifeOnDeck'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' also had a ghost as well as mermaids, the Bermuda Triangle and a sentient computer.
1st Jun '16 11:41:38 PM PaulA
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* Jo Walton's ''Among Others'' about a Welsh girl in an English boarding school trying, with the occasional help of the faerie to cope with life and the psychic attacks of her mother, an evil witch.

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* Jo Walton's ''Among Others'' ''Literature/AmongOthers'' is about a Welsh girl in an English boarding school trying, with the occasional help of the faerie faerie, to cope with life and the psychic attacks of her mother, an evil witch.
19th May '16 2:22:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Speaking of TheSixties, ''Film/MaryPoppins'' is about a nanny who literally floats out of the sky into the lives of two [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] children and cavalierly introduces magic into their lives -- then acts completely normal afterwards and doesn't even acknowledge it happened. One of the biggest examples of magic realism here is Uncle Albert's laughing sickness, which nobody treats as out of the ordinary. Even when the old banker gets the laughing sickness at the end, his employees don't act like anything supernatural is happening.



* Some of Creator/RoaldDahl's work for kids might count, most notably ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''.
17th May '16 1:30:04 PM tricksterson
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* In Joann Sfar's ''The Rabbi's Cat'' the title character, who is also the narrator, gains the ability to speak by eating a parrot (even though the parrot is never shown talking itself). [[spoiler: He later loses the ability by inappropriately invoking the name of God]]
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