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7th Mar '18 10:49:44 PM Dvandemon
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* The arc of the 2012 Defenders title focuses on Concordance Anchors, devices that pinpoint miraculous events in parallel universes that create superhumans and [[CosmicRetcon rewrite them]] to occur in their home reality. This justifies the immense weirdness and sliding timescale of the Marvel universe, as the heroes are meant to fend off cosmic threats to the very existence of reality.
31st Dec '17 3:39:19 AM Lapuspuer
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* The protagonist of DC's short-lived ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' is a slacker who received super-powers when aliens sent him an "Extreme Enhancement Module" by mistake. The EEM ends up attracting trouble (and other EEM-enhanced supers), much to the protagonist's annoyance.

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* The protagonist of DC's short-lived ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' is a slacker who received super-powers when aliens sent him an "Extreme Enhancement Module" by mistake. The EEM ends up attracting is designed to attract trouble (and other EEM-enhanced supers), so that superheroes won't run out of villains to fight or crises to avert -- much to the protagonist's annoyance.



* The "Extreme Enhancement Modules" that give superpowers to the protagonists of ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' also serve to attract superpowered individuals to each other and to trouble and weirdness in general -- so that superheroes won't run out of villains to fight or crises to avert.
31st Dec '17 3:29:47 AM jormis29
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* The protagonist of DC's short-lived ''Major Bummer'' is a slacker who received super-powers when aliens sent him an "Extreme Enhancement Module" by mistake. The EEM ends up attracting trouble (and other EEM-enhanced supers), much to the protagonist's annoyance.

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* The protagonist of DC's short-lived ''Major Bummer'' ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' is a slacker who received super-powers when aliens sent him an "Extreme Enhancement Module" by mistake. The EEM ends up attracting trouble (and other EEM-enhanced supers), much to the protagonist's annoyance.
30th Dec '17 3:14:23 PM Lapuspuer
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* The "Extreme Enhancement Modules" that give superpowers to the protagonists of ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' also serve to attract superpowered individuals to each other and to trouble and weirdness in general -- so that superheroes won't run out of villains to fight or crises to avert.
17th Aug '17 5:52:50 PM Natasha_Chameli
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* The main character himself in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', who attracts the demons he fights due to his exceptionally strong spiritual presence, as well as [[spoiler: Karakura City itself, which for whatever reason has an unusually high concentration of spiritual energy]].

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* The main character himself in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', who attracts the demons enemies he fights due to his exceptionally strong spiritual presence, as well as [[spoiler: Karakura City itself, which for whatever reason has an unusually high concentration of spiritual energy]].
28th Jun '17 2:47:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** This becomes really important in Mat Cauthon's development, once he becomes GenreSavvy. Since he's aware his presence skews probability, Mat takes bets on being able to do impossible things, and then does them-- such as when he throws a knife into a tiny block of wood in midair, a long distance away, while blindfolded.

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** This becomes really important in Mat Cauthon's development, once he becomes GenreSavvy.development. Since he's aware his presence skews probability, Mat takes bets on being able to do impossible things, and then does them-- such as when he throws a knife into a tiny block of wood in midair, a long distance away, while blindfolded.
14th May '17 11:07:49 PM genisgone
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* In ''Series/Class2016'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, the Doctor explains that Coal Hill Academy is now a target due to time having worn thin at that location; the teenaged students present immediately [[{{LampshadeHanging}} recognize]] this as similar to the premise of multiple television shows, starting the list with BuffyTheVampireSlayer's Hellmouth.

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* In ''Series/Class2016'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, the Doctor explains that Coal Hill Academy is now a target due to time having worn thin at that location; the teenaged students present immediately [[{{LampshadeHanging}} recognize]] this as similar to the premise of multiple television shows, starting the list with BuffyTheVampireSlayer's ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer's'' Hellmouth.
8th May '17 11:36:49 AM DavidK93
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*In ''Series/Class2016'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, the Doctor explains that Coal Hill Academy is now a target due to time having worn thin at that location; the teenaged students present immediately [[{{LampshadeHanging}} recognize]] this as similar to the premise of multiple television shows, starting the list with BuffyTheVampireSlayer's Hellmouth.
6th May '17 8:02:05 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', the Allspark takes on this role. In the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film it was an object that both Autobot and Decepticon wanted and would cause unpredictable things to happen around it (mostly creating mini-robots from nearby mechanical devices). ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' used leftover fragments of the Allspark to cause more chaos, the big one being that it downloads a Cybertronian database into Sam's head. While Sam says IJustWantToBeNormal, TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive and this is the only reason why he is involved with the events of the movie at all.

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* In the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'', ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'', the Allspark takes on this role. In the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film it was an object that both Autobot and Decepticon wanted and would cause unpredictable things to happen around it (mostly creating mini-robots from nearby mechanical devices). ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' used leftover fragments of the Allspark to cause more chaos, the big one being that it downloads a Cybertronian database into Sam's head. While Sam says IJustWantToBeNormal, TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive and this is the only reason why he is involved with the events of the movie at all.
17th Mar '17 3:33:23 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has an inversion of this during the World Tour arc. According to Tom, the magical island of Avalon does not take you where you want to go, it sends you where you ''need'' to go. Thus Goliath, Eliza, Bronx, and Angela travel all over the world saving the day. At one point they are even sent right back to Avalon. Even when they finally return to New York, it's only because Avalon knew they would be needed there.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has an inversion of this during the World Tour arc. According to Tom, the magical island of Avalon does not take you where you want to go, it sends you where you ''need'' to go. Thus Goliath, Eliza, Bronx, and Angela travel all over the world saving the day. At one point they are even sent right back to Avalon. Even when they finally return to New York, it's only because Avalon knew they would be needed there.there to stop [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Oberon]] from kidnapping Baby Alex]].


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' the title character himself causes most of the plots because of his [[BornUnlucky terrible]] [[TheJinx luck]].
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