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4th Dec '16 9:57:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame The 2009 video game]] also does this as it's revealed [[spoiler:Ivo Shandor, the cult leader/architect who rigged the apartment building, also rigged the library and hotel from the first film, and the museum from the second, as nodes for this city wide apparatus meant to fuel Gozer's Destructor form, with the apartment building being the door. His old estate was a castle/laboratory where the slime river was first made before it was pumped into the sewer. Also it was revealed one of Ivo's henchmen killed Eleanor Twitty, who became the librarian ghost.]]



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* The 2009 ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'' also does this as it's revealed [[spoiler:Ivo Shandor, the cult leader/architect who rigged the apartment building, also rigged the library and hotel from the first film, and the museum from the second, as nodes for this city wide apparatus meant to fuel Gozer's Destructor form, with the apartment building being the door. His old estate was a castle/laboratory where the slime river was first made before it was pumped into the sewer. Also it was revealed one of Ivo's henchmen killed Eleanor Twitty, who became the librarian ghost.]]
4th Dec '16 9:56:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Brand of Sacrifice borne by Guts in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' draws demons to him like a lightning rod, making his life (and the life of his lover Casca, who also bears the Brand) a literal living Hell. The two of them are only alive because Guts is an unstoppable demonslaying {{Badass}} (and because [[spoiler:the Skull Knight has a vested interest in making sure they live to oppose the Godhand]]).

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* The Brand of Sacrifice borne by Guts in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' draws demons to him like a lightning rod, making his life (and the life of his lover Casca, who also bears the Brand) a literal living Hell. The two of them are only alive because Guts is an unstoppable demonslaying {{Badass}} badass (and because [[spoiler:the Skull Knight has a vested interest in making sure they live to oppose the Godhand]]).
2nd Dec '16 8:01:57 AM Kombucha
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The TARDIS was ancient and obsolete even back when the Doctor stole it in his first incarnation, so it doesn't always land where it is supposed to land. Naturally, it sometimes lands in the middle of trouble.\\
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Also, the TARDIS is stated multiple times to be alive and can sense things in the timeline. In "The Doctor's Wife", [[spoiler:the TARDIS herself]] claims that she lands wherever the Doctor needs to go.

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The TARDIS was ancient and obsolete even back when the Doctor stole it in his first incarnation, so it doesn't always land where it is supposed to land. Naturally, it sometimes lands in the middle of trouble.\\
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the show that it does land where it is supposed to land, but not necessarily where the Doctor ''intends'' it to land. The TARDIS to some extent takes the Doctor where he needs to go/is needed. The TARDIS is stated multiple times to be alive and can sense things in the timeline. In "The Doctor's Wife", [[spoiler:the TARDIS herself]] claims that she lands wherever the Doctor needs to go.
2nd Oct '16 1:41:15 AM Tron80
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* One of the many variations of {{Supergirl}} (written by PeterDavid) had her move to a small town. Naturally, crazed super villains followed. This was partly explained by a mystical river that ran underneath the town, it attracted oddness like deer to a salt lick.

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* One of the many variations of {{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} (written by PeterDavid) Creator/PeterDavid) had her move to a small town. Naturally, crazed super villains followed. This was partly explained by a mystical river that ran underneath the town, it attracted oddness like deer to a salt lick.
21st May '16 12:59:23 PM erforce
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-->-- ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' actually made a plot point about how busy they were being related to an apartment building that attracted supernatural energy. This building was specifically designed as a dimensional portal to bring in Gozer the Gozerian, an ancient god not seen for the last 7,000 odd years.
** The river of slime in the second movie also filled this role.
** The video game also does this as it's revealed [[spoiler:Ivo Shandor, the cult leader/architect who rigged the apartment building, also rigged the library and hotel from the first film, and the museum from the second, as nodes for this city wide apparatus meant to fuel Gozer's Destructor form, with the apartment building being the door. His old estate was a castle/laboratory where the slime river was first made before it was pumped into the sewer. Also it was revealed one of Ivo's henchmen killed Eleanor Twitty, who became the librarian ghost.]]

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''
** ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''
actually made a plot point about how busy they were being related to an apartment building that attracted supernatural energy. This building was specifically designed as a dimensional portal to bring in Gozer the Gozerian, an ancient god not seen for the last 7,000 odd years.
** The river of slime in the second movie ''Film/GhostbustersII'' also filled this role.
** [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame The 2009 video game game]] also does this as it's revealed [[spoiler:Ivo Shandor, the cult leader/architect who rigged the apartment building, also rigged the library and hotel from the first film, and the museum from the second, as nodes for this city wide apparatus meant to fuel Gozer's Destructor form, with the apartment building being the door. His old estate was a castle/laboratory where the slime river was first made before it was pumped into the sewer. Also it was revealed one of Ivo's henchmen killed Eleanor Twitty, who became the librarian ghost.]]
15th May '16 11:33:24 PM nombretomado
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* The MarvelCinematicUniverse introduces the Infinity Stones, which has an impact on ''at least'' half the films. ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has the Tesseract fuel the MadScience of the BigBad (and hints suggests the new element Tony created in ''Film/IronMan2'' is based on it), which previously appeared in TheStinger of [[AnachronicOrder the chronologically later]] ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and becomes the MacGuffin for ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' reveals a new Stone in the Aether and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' makes the connection between the Orb, Aether and Tesseract. It takes until Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron and the discovery of the Mind Stone within the Scepter ([[ChekhovsGun previously an artifact in the first Avengers]]) for the characters to start recognizing the pattern and theorize someone, which the audience knows is ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, has been playing [[TheChessmaster a long form game with them]]. The storyline of the Infinity Stones will reach their apex in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.

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* The MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse introduces the Infinity Stones, which has an impact on ''at least'' half the films. ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has the Tesseract fuel the MadScience of the BigBad (and hints suggests the new element Tony created in ''Film/IronMan2'' is based on it), which previously appeared in TheStinger of [[AnachronicOrder the chronologically later]] ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and becomes the MacGuffin for ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' reveals a new Stone in the Aether and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' makes the connection between the Orb, Aether and Tesseract. It takes until Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron and the discovery of the Mind Stone within the Scepter ([[ChekhovsGun previously an artifact in the first Avengers]]) for the characters to start recognizing the pattern and theorize someone, which the audience knows is ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, has been playing [[TheChessmaster a long form game with them]]. The storyline of the Infinity Stones will reach their apex in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.
11th May '16 12:13:02 PM erforce
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* Throughout the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, John Connor is the Magnetic Plot Device for both himself and his mother, as well as his uncle and robot sister in [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles the series]].

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* Throughout the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, John Connor is the Magnetic Plot Device for both himself and his mother, as well as his uncle and robot sister in [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles the series]].
14th Apr '16 9:37:45 PM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/FirehouseTales'': The team's sirens go off right after receiving their distress signal.
* For ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi'', Bot has his "Umi Alarm" which beeps whenever a child needs help somewhere.
14th Mar '16 9:58:43 AM Prfnoff
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* In {{Kekkaishi}}, there are spiritual hot-spots (like Karasumori) that attract Ayakaishi (demons) who are hungry for power. In the beginning, this was the source of almost every MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* In {{Kekkaishi}}, ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'', there are spiritual hot-spots (like Karasumori) that attract Ayakaishi (demons) who are hungry for power. In the beginning, this was the source of almost every MonsterOfTheWeek.
25th Feb '16 11:04:58 PM jormis29
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* Throughout the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, John Connor is the Magnetic Plot Device for both himself and his mother, as well as his uncle and robot sister in [[TheSarahConnorChronicles the series]].

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* Throughout the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, John Connor is the Magnetic Plot Device for both himself and his mother, as well as his uncle and robot sister in [[TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles the series]].
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