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7th Sep '17 6:47:53 PM SantosLHalper
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* Justified in {{Film/Mad Max Fury Road}}: after [[spoiler: the Bullet Farmer is blinded by shrapnel when Furiosa shot out his headlights]], he undergoes a ''spectacular'' VillainousBreakdown and embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge while proclaiming himself to be "the Scales of Justice [and the] Conductor of the Choir of Death".

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* Justified in {{Film/Mad Max Fury Road}}: after [[spoiler: the Bullet Farmer is blinded by shrapnel when Furiosa shot out his headlights]], he undergoes a ''spectacular'' VillainousBreakdown and embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge RoaringRampageOfRevenge, all the while proclaiming himself to be "the Scales of Justice [and the] Conductor of the Choir of Death".'''''[[LargeHam "I AM THE SCALES OF JUSTICE, CONDUCTOR OF THE CHOIR OF DEATH!"]]'''''
28th Aug '17 8:31:45 PM PaulA
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* In her essay ''Literature/FromElflandToPoughkeepsie,'' UrsulaKLeGuin took many of these on. The worst, she claimed, was "Ichor", the 'infallible touchstone of the 7th rate'. For the record, "ichor" is properly the blood of angels or gods, not "blood in general" or "any liquid." Le Guin makes a point of noting this.

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* In her essay ''Literature/FromElflandToPoughkeepsie,'' UrsulaKLeGuin "Literature/FromElflandToPoughkeepsie", Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin took many of these on. The worst, she claimed, was "Ichor", the 'infallible touchstone of the 7th rate'. For the record, "ichor" is properly the blood of angels or gods, not "blood in general" or "any liquid." Le Guin makes a point of noting this.
18th Aug '17 11:02:19 PM Dere
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan became this in the comic: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos". It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way, mainly due to the wording in the English dub[[note]]a more direct translation of the third sentence would be "The one who masters that also controls the chaos"[[/note]]) that the [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] can transform wishes into power, so one needs have control over their will and emotions to be able to master their powers. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and had never been shown to react to will or emotions.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan became this in the comic: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos". It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way, mainly due to the wording in chosen by the English dub[[note]]a translators[[note]]a more direct translation of the third sentence would be "The one who masters that also controls the chaos"[[/note]]) that the [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] can transform wishes into power, so one needs have control over their will and emotions to be able to master their powers. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and had never been shown to react to will or emotions.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...
14th Aug '17 5:43:58 PM Dere
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan became this in the comic: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos". It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way, mainly due to the wording in the English dub) that the [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] can transform wishes into power, so one needs have control over their will and emotions to be able to master their powers. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and had never been shown to react to will or emotions.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan became this in the comic: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos". It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way, mainly due to the wording in the English dub) dub[[note]]a more direct translation of the third sentence would be "The one who masters that also controls the chaos"[[/note]]) that the [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] can transform wishes into power, so one needs have control over their will and emotions to be able to master their powers. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and had never been shown to react to will or emotions.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...
14th Aug '17 5:35:06 PM Dere
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan became this in the comic: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos". It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way) that the seven [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] will lend their powers to their holder, these powers are activated and fueled by emotions, and the Master Emerald has control over them. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable and had never been shown to react to emotions,]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and the Master Emerald didn't exist until recent years and wasn't anything really special, being just a large Chaos Emerald.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan became this in the comic: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos". It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way) way, mainly due to the wording in the English dub) that the seven [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] will lend their powers to their holder, these powers are activated and fueled by emotions, and the Master Emerald has can transform wishes into power, so one needs have control over them. their will and emotions to be able to master their powers. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable disposable]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and had never been shown to react to emotions,]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and the Master Emerald didn't exist until recent years and wasn't anything really special, being just a large Chaos Emerald.will or emotions.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...
7th Aug '17 9:17:12 PM Dere
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan, "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos", became this in the comic. It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way) that the seven [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] will lend their powers to their holder, these powers are activated and fueled by emotions, and the Master Emerald has control over them. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable and had never been shown to react to emotions,]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and the Master Emerald didn't exist until recent years and wasn't anything really special, being just a large Chaos Emerald.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': The ancient mantra of the Knuckles Clan, Clan became this in the comic: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos", became this in the comic.chaos". It came from the games, where it actually made sense, as it was saying (albeit in a somewhat cryptic way) that the seven [[MineralMacguffin Chaos Emeralds]] will lend their powers to their holder, these powers are activated and fueled by emotions, and the Master Emerald has control over them. But in the Archie Sonic universe, [[OrphanedReference Chaos Emeralds were far more numerous and disposable and had never been shown to react to emotions,]] [[AdaptationInducedPlothole and the Master Emerald didn't exist until recent years and wasn't anything really special, being just a large Chaos Emerald.]] The writers seemed to realize this (or perhaps they just didn't [[CriticalResearchFailure know the actual meaning...]]), as they tried to HandWave it by taking the first sentence a tad bit too literally and saying that it referred to seven [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chao]] ''who were called the Seven Servers'' and had been transformed into seven Super Emeralds long ago. Too bad that this still left most of mantra unexplained and only resulted in it [[VoodooShark becoming even more confusing and nonsensical]]...
13th Jul '17 11:51:48 AM Grobi
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** Lampshaded in ''The Sith Lords,'' when Atton mocks "Jedi talk".

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** Lampshaded and parodied in ''The ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords The Sith Lords,'' Lords]]'', when Atton mocks "Jedi talk".
9th Jul '17 8:18:27 AM WillBGood
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* Zak of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Sweet sounds of nature's beautifuliss majesty.\\

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* Zak of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Sweet sounds of nature's beautifuliss majesty.\\
2nd Jul '17 11:42:37 AM nombretomado
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TruthInTelevision, and known to TheOtherWiki under the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_terminating_cliche "Thought-terminating cliche."]]

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TruthInTelevision, and known to TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki under the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_terminating_cliche "Thought-terminating cliche."]]
4th Jun '17 9:06:47 AM nombretomado
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* TVTropes itself contains an high percentage of articles where the word "said" is used before a noun, when a perfectly ordinary "the" would have communicated the point just fine, and been less awkward. The "said (noun)" construction appears to be gaining ground on the Internet in general, in an apparent attempt to make a statement sound either educated or sardonic, with [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement varying results]].

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* TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes itself contains an high percentage of articles where the word "said" is used before a noun, when a perfectly ordinary "the" would have communicated the point just fine, and been less awkward. The "said (noun)" construction appears to be gaining ground on the Internet in general, in an apparent attempt to make a statement sound either educated or sardonic, with [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement varying results]].
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