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21st May '16 12:59:23 PM erforce
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-->-- ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''

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-->-- ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''
''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''



* ''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]].
22nd Feb '16 8:17:31 AM Dravencour
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** It also helps that Ichi does such a bad job of containing said spiritual power that he ends up SuperEmpowering a lot of the people who hang out around him.

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** It also helps that Ichi Ichigo does such a bad job of containing said spiritual power that he ends up SuperEmpowering a lot of the people who hang out around him.
22nd Feb '16 8:13:10 AM Dravencour
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** It wasn't until the Cell saga, mid-way through ''DBZ'', that they had a BigBad whose plans did not involve the Dragon Balls in any way. (Tenshinhan was never a true "BigBad", only a {{rival}}, and the Piccolo Jr. saga flowed directly from the King Piccolo saga, which did involve the Dragon Balls.)

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** It wasn't until the Cell saga, Android Saga, mid-way through ''DBZ'', that they had a BigBad whose plans did not involve the Dragon Balls in any way. (Tenshinhan was never a true "BigBad", only a {{rival}}, and the Piccolo Jr. saga Saga flowed directly from the King Piccolo saga, Saga, which did involve the Dragon Balls.)
13th Jan '16 8:56:58 PM jormis29
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* In ''SupremePower'', the various parts of the spacecraft that brought Hyperion to Earth tend to catalyze plot-signifigant events, as well as providing a MetaOrigin for most other superhumans.

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* In ''SupremePower'', ''ComicBook/SupremePower'', the various parts of the spacecraft that brought Hyperion to Earth tend to catalyze plot-signifigant events, as well as providing a MetaOrigin for most other superhumans.
1st Jan '16 6:58:39 PM nombretomado
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* TheLostRoom All of the objects attract one another. One object-wielder eventually got tired of being targeted by collectors and gave his up willingly to the hero.

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* TheLostRoom ''Series/TheLostRoom'': All of the objects attract one another. One object-wielder eventually got tired of being targeted by collectors and gave his up willingly to the hero.



* For ''{{Smallville}}'', the Magnetic Plot Device is not the GreenRocks, but instead is the Kryptonian influence of Jor-El. The GreenRocks were just a side effect of that.

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* For ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', the Magnetic Plot Device is not the GreenRocks, but instead is the Kryptonian influence of Jor-El. The GreenRocks were just a side effect of that.
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