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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]].
17th Mar '17 3:29:33 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Crystal Gems]] go on missions all over the world (and sometimes beyond), but [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]] mentioned in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E10RisingTidesCrashingSkies]]" that the Temple attracts [[MonsterOfTheWeek Gem monsters]], which is why so many show up around Beach City.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Crystal Gems]] go on missions all over the world (and sometimes beyond), but [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]] mentioned in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E10RisingTidesCrashingSkies]]" "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E10RisingTidesCrashingSkies Rising Tides/Crashing Skies]]" that the Temple attracts [[MonsterOfTheWeek Gem monsters]], which is why so many show up around Beach City.
17th Mar '17 3:28:56 PM JoeMerl
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** And justifiably so, as it shoots out enough evil-ness to attract demons from miles around. Plus, the town being built expressly for demons to come and eat the squishy humans.

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** And justifiably so, as it shoots out enough evil-ness to attract demons from miles around. Plus, the town being built expressly for demons to come and eat the squishy humans. Numerous villains also plan to open it, which would cause the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.



* {{Discussed}} in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' when [[ScienceHero Ford]] shows [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] [[spoiler:the massive alien ship under Gravity Falls]]. He admit that he isn't sure if it's what attracts all the weirdness in the town or if it showed up because it was drawn there itself. WordOfGod says it's been there for millions of years, though.

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* {{Discussed}} in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' when [[ScienceHero Ford]] shows [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] [[spoiler:the massive alien ship under Gravity Falls]]. He admit admits that he isn't sure if it's what attracts all the weirdness in the town or if it showed up because it was drawn there itself. WordOfGod says it's been there for millions of years, though.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Crystal Gems]] go on missions all over the world (and sometimes beyond), but [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]] mentioned in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E10RisingTidesCrashingSkies]]" that the Temple attracts [[MonsterOfTheWeek Gem monsters]], which is why so many show up around Beach City.
17th Mar '17 3:24:20 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Discussed}} in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' when [[ScienceHero Ford]] shows [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] [[spoiler:the massive alien ship under Gravity Falls]]. He admit that he isn't sure if it's what attracts all the weirdness in the town or if it showed up because it was drawn there itself. WordOfGod says it's been there for millions of years, though.
17th Jan '17 7:35:43 PM Jay2K
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* This tends to happen in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}},'' because the player-characters (and any entity with high enough Legend ratings) distort Fate around them and bring weirdness to them.
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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Also,
trouble.
** It has been suggested in
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}}''
''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.]]
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