History Main / MillionToOneChance

16th Nov '16 4:47:09 PM __Vano
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In layman's terms: ''if there's a million to one chance against something of vital importance happening, then it's that one time rather than the other million times.'' This is TruthInTelevision to a certain degree that it becomes likely that an extremely improbable event will occur to someone, and it's [[AnthropicPrinciple his story that's told.]]

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In layman's terms: ''if there's a million to one chance against something of vital importance happening, then it's that one time rather than the other million times.'' This is TruthInTelevision to in a certain degree sense that it becomes likely that if an extremely improbable event will occur occurs to someone, and chances are that it's [[AnthropicPrinciple his story that's told.]]
12th Nov '16 1:08:33 PM DrSlide
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* In the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' movie, our heroes manage to stop Gozer by crossing the streams of their proton packs. Egon had earlier warned his comrades against "[[ForbiddenChekhovsGun crossing the streams]]" on pain of being vaporized, but here states that there's "a slim chance" they'll survive. Since they're the heroes, they do.

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* In the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' movie, our heroes manage to stop Gozer by crossing the streams of their proton packs. Egon had earlier warned his comrades against "[[ForbiddenChekhovsGun crossing the streams]]" on pain of being vaporized, but here states that there's "a very slim chance" they'll survive. Since they're the heroes, they do.
2nd Nov '16 9:37:23 AM ultimomant
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* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': The entire time TheHeros are fighting [[BigBad Yggdrasil]], the Computer God of the Digital World, it constantly calculates their chances of winning. "You're chances of winning are exceedingly close to zero." "I calculate a 0.000001% change of you succeeding." And so forth.

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* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': The entire time TheHeros the heroes are fighting [[BigBad Yggdrasil]], the Computer God of the Digital World, it constantly calculates their chances of winning. "You're chances of winning are exceedingly close to zero." "I calculate a 0.000001% change of you succeeding." And so forth.
25th Oct '16 10:51:28 PM Jake
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** Not just Million to One, ''infinity'' to one, hence the name of the drive. MillionToOneChance events are generated by much simpler (finite) improbability generators, and it is by using one of these that the Infinite Improbability Drive was brought into existence; since such a device is a "virtual impossibility" but not ''completely'' impossible, its existence was a ''finite'', calculable probability. The man who programmed the computers to calculate the precise probability of the Drive's potential existence wound up discovering the exact scientific principles behind the Drive in his results.

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** Not just Million to One, ''infinity'' to one, hence the name of the drive. MillionToOneChance events are generated by much simpler (finite) improbability generators, and it is by using one of these that the Infinite Improbability Drive was brought into existence; since such a device is a "virtual impossibility" but not ''completely'' impossible, its existence was a ''finite'', calculable probability. The man who programmed the computers to calculate the precise probability of the Drive's potential existence wound up discovering the exact scientific principles behind the Drive in his results. [[RuleOfFunny And then got lynched by the various eminent physicists who'd tried to create it by more conventional means for being a smartass.]]
24th Sep '16 2:48:34 AM Arcorann
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--> '''Scabbard''': And it landed on its side... didn't it?

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--> '''Scabbard''': And [[HeadsTailsEdge it landed on its side... side...]] didn't it?
11th Sep '16 2:18:03 AM rafi
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* In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, Gladstone Gander's luck usually beats all odds. Huey, Dewey and Louie even tried to use it against him in the Creator/DonRosa story "Oolated Luck". Donald and Gladstone entered a raffle and Donald's nephews had one entry ticket with Donald's name and the others for Gladstone. Donald won the first prize (a trip in a cruise ship) and Gladstone won the second prize (a lifetime supply of oolated squigs). It turned out Gladstone was lucky for not winning the trip since the ship got stuck in an iceberg. (The LuckyBastard didn't seem to be concerned for his cousin) And one of the squigs had swallowed a diamond.

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* In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, Gladstone Gander's luck usually beats all odds. Huey, Dewey and Louie even tried to use it against him in the Creator/DonRosa story "Oolated Luck". Donald and Gladstone entered a raffle and Donald's nephews had one entry ticket with Donald's name and the others for Gladstone. Donald won the first prize (a trip in a cruise ship) and Gladstone won the second prize (a lifetime supply of oolated squigs). It turned out Gladstone was lucky for not winning the trip since the ship got stuck in an iceberg. (The LuckyBastard The lucky bastard didn't seem to be concerned for his cousin) And one of the squigs had swallowed a diamond.
15th Aug '16 4:30:43 PM kome360
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* Played straight in ''Manga/MermaidSaga''. However, in this case, the million to one chance of mermaid's flesh granting immortality probably ''is'' really a million to one. Over the last eight hundred years, only ''four'' appear to have gained complete and uninhibited immortality.

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* Played straight in ''Manga/MermaidSaga''. However, in this case, the million to one chance of mermaid's flesh granting immortality (without the disturbing side effects) probably ''is'' really a million to one. Over the last eight hundred years, only ''four'' appear to have gained complete and uninhibited immortality.immortality, and a few dozen have attained some form of extended life but with body horror or insanity included.
15th Aug '16 3:54:24 PM kome360
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* In ''Webcomic/TheWaterPhoenixKing'', this is actually used as a THREAT. Anthem points out that even though she only has a one in twenty chance of killing Demon-Dragon Darumatha, [[KarmicDeath this also means there is a one in twenty chance that Darumatha gets killed off for a very fight it had no good reason to start.]] [[DidyouJustScamCthulhu This is actually enough to make the demon-dragon concede.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheWaterPhoenixKing'', this is actually used as a THREAT. Anthem points out that even though she only has a one in twenty chance of killing Demon-Dragon Darumatha, [[KarmicDeath this also means there is still a one in twenty chance that Darumatha gets killed off for permanently dies because she wanted to swat a very fight it fly and had no good reason little else to start.gain.]] [[DidyouJustScamCthulhu This is actually enough to make the demon-dragon concede.]]
6th Aug '16 5:44:21 PM MsChibi
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A corollary of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.

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A corollary of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.
TheoryOfNarrativeCausality. May involve FinaglesLaw, or a CoincidentalBroadcast.
20th Jul '16 4:44:24 AM Ohio9
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* In January of 2016, off-duty sheriff's deputy Jose Marquez got into a shootout with two robbers in an apartment parking lot in Aurora, Colorado. During the gun battle, one of Marquez's bullets actually went straight down the barrel of a robber's gun. Police described such a shot as "one in a billion."

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* In January of 2016, off-duty sheriff's deputy Jose Marquez got into a shootout with two robbers in an apartment parking lot in Aurora, Colorado. During the gun battle, one of Marquez's bullets actually went straight down the barrel of a robber's gun. Police described such a shot as "one in a billion.""[[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/deputy-fires-one-in-a-billion-shot-suspect-gun-barrel/]]
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