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27th Apr '16 10:53:49 AM TobuIshi
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* In ''Literature/AfternoonOfTheElves'', do elves really live in Sara-Kate's backyard? Or is it all an elaborate game she's come up with, to impress the neighbor girl and add a little magic to her unhappy daily life? [[spoiler:Unusually for a book in this genre, after a twist that seems to imply the latter answer, the question is actually left unanswered to the very end.]]
21st Apr '16 3:03:04 AM pvsage
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* The ending of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode Hearth's Warming Eve features creatures known as Windigos--horses that spread ice and wind and snow wherever there's hatred. At the very end, the Mane Six get in a brief argument while a snowstorm rages on outside. They stop upon hearing the sound of wind, which is eerily similar to the sound of the Windigos...

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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The ending of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode Hearth's "Hearth's Warming Eve Eve" features creatures known as Windigos--horses that spread ice and wind and snow wherever there's hatred. At the very end, the Mane Six get in a brief argument while a snowstorm rages on outside. They stop upon hearing the sound of wind, which is eerily similar to the sound of the Windigos...


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** Season 5 has the [[MagneticPlotDevice Friendship Map]], which has a knack for calling just the right members of the Mane 6 for each friendship crisis it detects...which is all well and good, but when it calls Rarity and Applejack to handle a crisis in Manehattan, it sets up an unusual opportunity for Big Macintosh to bond with Apple Bloom at the Sisterhooves Social. Whether this was just convenient timing or carefully orchestrated by the [[WorldTree Tree of Harmony]] (which is connected to the map) is anypony's guess.
19th Apr '16 6:37:19 AM Kakai
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* A more meta issue in ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords''. One one hand, the way the Grey Angels, Aphrodite's magic and Karyl's double resurrection is handled implies that there's magic on Paradise. On the other hand, there are just as many clues that Paradise is a human colony that regressed technologically after having advanced past the point of ClarkesThirdLaw being fulfilled.
17th Apr '16 6:53:40 PM Andyroid
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* Used in the Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', as well as a few other episodes (like the one with the "lucky cap"). Doug and Skeeter are helped by a mysterious cloaked figure who later claims to be "Baron Von Hecklehonker", a character in the framing story about Bloodstone Manor, right before disappearing into thin air.

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* Used in the Halloween episode a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', as well as a few other episodes (like like the one with the "lucky cap"). cap". In the Halloween episode, Doug and Skeeter are helped by a mysterious cloaked figure who later seems to just be a costumed amusement park employee. However, at the end of the episode he claims to be "Baron Von Hecklehonker", a character in the framing story about Bloodstone Manor, right before disappearing into thin air.
4th Apr '16 1:46:17 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* In ''Film/TheWitch'', the titular witch's misdeeds ultimately amount to a handful of murders that could have been carried out without magic. And considering the circumstances, they easily could have been committed by [[spoiler: Thomasin, the family's eldest daughter]]. Note that the witch also [[spoiler: isn't seen or heard again after Thomasin ends up as [[FinalGirl the last character alive]]]], possibly hinting that [[spoiler: she was the witch all along]] and the witch's appearances were [[spoiler: [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness hallucinations seen from her perspective]]]].
* Being a psychological horror film, ''Film/TheBabadook'' leaves a lot open to interpretation. It's more than possible that the RuleOfSymbolism is at play here, and that the entire story is allegorical [[spoiler: with the Babadook representing the power of grief, resentment and the strain of single parenthood and how the denial of these problems can consume you.]]

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* In ''Film/TheWitch'', the titular witch's misdeeds ultimately amount to a handful of murders that could have been carried out without magic. And considering the circumstances, they easily could have been committed by [[spoiler: Thomasin, the family's eldest daughter]]. Note that the witch also [[spoiler: isn't seen or heard again after Thomasin ends up as [[FinalGirl the last character alive]]]], possibly hinting that [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she was the witch all along]] and the witch's appearances were [[spoiler: [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness [[spoiler:[[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness hallucinations seen from her perspective]]]].
* Being a psychological horror film, ''Film/TheBabadook'' leaves a lot open to interpretation. It's more than possible that the RuleOfSymbolism is at play here, and that the entire story is allegorical [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with the Babadook representing the power of grief, resentment and the strain of single parenthood and how the denial of these problems can consume you.]]
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': [[MasterSwordsman Inigo]] and Fezzik are looking for someone with no time to lose. Inigo invokes his father's spirit and attempts to use his CoolSword like a dowsing rod. He runs into a tree, [[spoiler:but the knot he accidentally prodded is the switch that opens the secret entrance leading to precisely who they're searching for.
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4th Apr '16 10:45:12 AM ChronoLegion
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** The episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen Listen]]" has the Doctor theorizing the existence of, and searching for, a creature that has evolved into the "perfect hider". In the end, the creature is never seen and every one of the situations encountered has a mundane (if occasionally farfetched) explanation. Coupled with a revelation about why the Doctor is searching for the creature in the first place, the episode leaves it completely ambiguous whether the creature ever existed at all.

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** The episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen Listen]]" has the Doctor theorizing the existence of, and searching for, a creature that has evolved into the "perfect hider". In the end, the creature is never seen and every one of the situations encountered has a mundane (if occasionally farfetched) explanation.explanation ([[spoiler:of course, it's never revealed who it was under the cover in the foster home, or why Orson Pink would be so freaked out by something outside the hatch on a dead planet]]). Coupled with a revelation about why the Doctor is searching for the creature in the first place, the episode leaves it completely ambiguous whether the creature ever existed at all.
4th Apr '16 10:33:50 AM ChronoLegion
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** In the first season episode, "Soul Hunter", the titular character and Minbari Ambassador Delenn believed he was capable of capturing the souls of the newly dead. The Soul Hunter believes souls are lost if uncaptured, while Minbari believe in reincarnation and capture prevents it, so there's conflict. Dr. Franklin suggests that it could be possible to copy a person's memory and personality as data, but doesn't believe corporeal technology could capture a soul. No conclusions are made.

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** In the first season episode, "Soul Hunter", the titular character and Minbari Ambassador Delenn believed he was capable of capturing the souls of the newly dead. The Soul Hunter believes souls are lost if uncaptured, while Minbari believe in reincarnation and capture prevents it, so there's conflict. Dr. Franklin suggests that it could be possible to copy a person's memory and personality as data, but doesn't believe corporeal technology could capture a soul. No conclusions are made. Soul Hunters reappear in the TV movie ''River of Souls'', where a group of tomb raiders breaks into a Soul Hunter shrine and take a large sphere that later turns out to be holding the souls of an entire race. At the end, though, it's revealed that they're not souls, they're EnergyBeings that have been taken by Soul Hunters at the moment of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascension]].
30th Mar '16 7:38:08 PM Matrim42
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** In ''Death Masks'' Michael, wearing heavy armor and unconscious, and Harry are in a river when [[spoiler:crime lord Marcone]] tosses Harry a line and pulls both of them to safety. [[spoiler:The line turned out to be the ShroudOfTurin, burial cloth of Christ.]]

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** In ''Death Masks'' Michael, wearing heavy armor and unconscious, and Harry are in a river when [[spoiler:crime lord Marcone]] tosses Harry a line and pulls both of them to safety. [[spoiler:The line turned out to be the ShroudOfTurin, burial cloth of Christ.though not the true shroud.]]
29th Mar '16 12:22:39 AM jormis29
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** In ''Death Masks'' Michael, wearing heavy armor and unconscious, and Harry are in a river when [[spoiler:crime lord Marcone]] tosses Harry a line and pulls both of them to safety. [[spoiler:The line turned out to be the Shroud of Turin, burial cloth of Christ.]]

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** In ''Death Masks'' Michael, wearing heavy armor and unconscious, and Harry are in a river when [[spoiler:crime lord Marcone]] tosses Harry a line and pulls both of them to safety. [[spoiler:The line turned out to be the Shroud of Turin, ShroudOfTurin, burial cloth of Christ.]]
28th Mar '16 11:28:02 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In ''Death Masks'' Michael, wearing heavy armor and unconscious, and Harry are in a river when [[spoiler:crime lord Marcone]] tosses Harry a line and pulls both of them to safety. [[spoiler:The line turned out to be the Shroud of Turin, burial cloth of Christ.

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** In ''Death Masks'' Michael, wearing heavy armor and unconscious, and Harry are in a river when [[spoiler:crime lord Marcone]] tosses Harry a line and pulls both of them to safety. [[spoiler:The line turned out to be the Shroud of Turin, burial cloth of Christ. ]]
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