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28th Jun '16 5:48:00 AM longWriter
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* In the two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' where Yuma duels Charlie [=McCoy=], Charlie's [[ClingyMacGuffin Number]] gives him unearthly luck, enabling him to roll a six on his gamble-cards every time. Astral - who seems to have incredible skills with mathematics - keeps calculating how unlikely the odds of are of so many lucky rolls, and it gets annoying until it reaches the StopHelpingMe level.

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* In the two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' where Yuma duels Charlie [=McCoy=], Charlie's [[ClingyMacGuffin Number]] gives him unearthly luck, enabling him to roll a six on his gamble-cards every time. Astral - who seems to have incredible skills with mathematics - keeps calculating how unlikely the odds of are of so many lucky rolls, and it gets annoying until it reaches the StopHelpingMe AnnoyingVideoGameHelper level.
9th Jun '16 7:45:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TransformersAnimated,'' Sentinel Prime orders Jazz to bring the ship to full power and take the route through an ion storm, as it is the quickest way back to Cybertron. Jazz states why both reasons are a bad idea. His response: He pulls rank on him and threatens to throw him into the brig with the Decepticons imprisoned on the ship. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well. But for different reasons...]]

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* In ''TransformersAnimated,'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated,'' Sentinel Prime orders Jazz to bring the ship to full power and take the route through an ion storm, as it is the quickest way back to Cybertron. Jazz states why both reasons are a bad idea. His response: He pulls rank on him and threatens to throw him into the brig with the Decepticons imprisoned on the ship. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well. But for different reasons...]]



* One smart astronaut in the SamuraiJack episode "Jack in Space" kept giving impossibly high odds throughout the entire episode. Jack beat his odds every time.

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* One smart astronaut in the SamuraiJack ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack in Space" kept giving impossibly high odds throughout the entire episode. Jack beat his odds every time.
28th Apr '16 4:56:46 PM TheHeroHartmut
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* In ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', Cooper tries to dock the shuttle with the out of control spinning main vessel. (In probably the most intense action scene in the whole movie.)
--> '''CASE:''' ''"It is not possible."''
--> '''Cooper:''' ''"No. It's necessary."''

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* In ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', Cooper tries to dock the shuttle with the out of control spinning main vessel. (In vessel, in probably the most intense action scene in the whole movie.)
--> '''CASE:'''
movie.
-->'''CASE:'''
''"It is not possible."''
-->
"''\\
'''Cooper:''' ''"No. It's necessary."''



--> '''Tony:''' Take me to maximum altitude.
--> ''' [[FunWithAcronyms JARVIS]]:''' With only 15% power, the odds of reaching that altitude are--
--> ''' Tony:''' I ''know'' the math! Do it!

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--> '''Tony:''' -->'''Tony:''' Take me to maximum altitude.
-->
altitude.\\
''' [[FunWithAcronyms JARVIS]]:''' With only 15% power, the odds of reaching that altitude are--
-->
are--\\
''' Tony:''' I ''know'' the math! Do it!



--> '''Spooner:''' That girl was somebody's baby. 11% was more than enough. A human being would've known that.

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--> '''Spooner:''' -->'''Spooner:''' That girl was somebody's baby. 11% was more than enough. A human being would've known that.



--> '''Orious''': Numbers alone do not win a battle.
--> '''Peter''': No ... but I bet they help.

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--> '''Orious''': -->'''Orious:''' Numbers alone do not win a battle.
--> '''Peter''': No ...
battle.\\
'''Peter:''' No...
but I bet they help.



-->'''Spock''': Jim... the statistical likelihood that our plan will succeed is less than 4.3%.\\
'''Kirk''': It'll work.\\
'''Spock''': [[IfIDoNotReturn In the event that I do not return, please tell Lieutenant Uhura...]]\\
'''Kirk''': Spock. ''It'll work''.

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-->'''Spock''': -->'''Spock:''' Jim... the statistical likelihood that our plan will succeed is less than 4.3%.\\
'''Kirk''': '''Kirk:''' It'll work.\\
'''Spock''': '''Spock:''' [[IfIDoNotReturn In the event that I do not return, please tell Lieutenant Uhura...]]\\
'''Kirk''': '''Kirk:''' Spock. ''It'll work''.



-->'''Rochelle:''' Nick, what do you think the odds are that the swamp people are still alive?
-->'''Nick:''' You mean, alive Infected, or alive and not zombies?
-->'''Rochelle:''' Not zombies.
-->'''Nick:''' 100 to 1.
-->'''Rochelle:''' Sounds about right.
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVIRogerWilcoInTheSpinalFrontier'', the shuttle's automatic co-pilot, [[PunnyName Manuel Override]], tells Roger he's "97.2 percent certain" he can get the shuttle to Delta Burksulon V after damage caused by a NegativeSpaceWedgie is repaired. Roger questions the odds:
-->'''Roger''': Why only 97.2 percent?\\
'''Manuel''': I judged 97.2 to sound more hip to our audience than would 100. You would have to mention it.\\
'''Roger''': Sorry.\\
'''Manuel''': Don't apologize to me. It's the players you ruined it for.
** Actually, the name is Auxverride, but [[ItsPronouncedTropay it's pronounced]] the same.

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-->'''Rochelle:''' Nick, what do you think the odds are that the swamp people are still alive?
-->'''Nick:'''
alive?\\
'''Nick:'''
You mean, alive Infected, or alive and not zombies?
-->'''Rochelle:'''
zombies?\\
'''Rochelle:'''
Not zombies.
-->'''Nick:'''
zombies.\\
'''Nick:'''
100 to 1.
-->'''Rochelle:'''
1.\\
'''Rochelle:'''
Sounds about right.
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVIRogerWilcoInTheSpinalFrontier'', the shuttle's automatic co-pilot, [[PunnyName Manuel Override]], Auxverride]], tells Roger he's "97.2 percent certain" he can get the shuttle to Delta Burksulon V after damage caused by a NegativeSpaceWedgie is repaired. Roger questions the odds:
-->'''Roger''': -->'''Roger:''' Why only 97.2 percent?\\
'''Manuel''': '''Manuel:''' I judged 97.2 to sound more hip to our audience than would 100. You would have to mention it.\\
'''Roger''': '''Roger:''' Sorry.\\
'''Manuel''': '''Manuel:''' Don't apologize to me. It's the players you ruined it for.
** Actually, the name is Auxverride, but [[ItsPronouncedTropay it's pronounced]] the same.
for.



-->'''Vaarsuvius:''' ''[sigh]'' And once again, Probability proves itself willing to sneak into a back alley and service Drama as would a copper-piece harlot.



-->'''C-3PO/Quagmire:''' Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2-1!
-->'''Han/Peter:''' Never tell me the o... well that's not bad.

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-->'''C-3PO/Quagmire:''' Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2-1!
-->'''Han/Peter:'''
2-1!\\
'''Han/Peter:'''
Never tell me the o... well that's not bad.



-->'''Palmer''':"Willie! What are the odds [Titan] Maximum could make it through that beam without all our genitals fusing into glass?"
-->'''Willie''':"Um... zero percent."
-->'''Palmer''':"Zero zero? Or 'I'm a wah wah sissy baby and I want my blankie and my baa-baa' zero? Which one, I'm just curious."
-->[...]
-->'''Willie''':"Point zero zero three percent."
-->'''Palmer''':"Sweet!"

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-->'''Palmer''':"Willie! -->'''Palmer:''' "Willie! What are the odds [Titan] Maximum could make it through that beam without all our genitals fusing into glass?"
-->'''Willie''':"Um...
glass?"\\
'''Willie:''' "Um...
zero percent."
-->'''Palmer''':"Zero
"\\
'''Palmer:''' "Zero
zero? Or 'I'm a wah wah sissy baby and I want my blankie and my baa-baa' zero? Which one, I'm just curious."
-->[...]
-->'''Willie''':"Point
"\\
[...]\\
'''Willie:''' "Point
zero zero three percent."
-->'''Palmer''':"Sweet!"
"\\
'''Palmer:''' "Sweet!"



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23rd Apr '16 3:25:19 AM JackG
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* ''Film/Barbarella''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[ElectronicSpeechImpediment 0h..0h...0h...]][[OhCrap 0hhhhh....]]

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* ''Film/Barbarella''. ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[ElectronicSpeechImpediment 0h..0h...0h...]][[OhCrap 0hhhhh....]]
23rd Apr '16 3:24:36 AM JackG
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* ''Film/Barbarella''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[OhCrap 0h..0h...0h...0hhhhh....]]

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* ''Film/Barbarella''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[OhCrap 0000[[ElectronicSpeechImpediment 0h..0h...0h...]][[OhCrap 0hhhhh....]]
23rd Apr '16 3:23:25 AM JackG
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* ''Film/Barbarella''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[OhCrap 0h..0h...0h...0hhhhh....]]
7th Jan '16 6:31:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpaceQuest VI'', the shuttle's automatic co-pilot, [[PunnyName Manuel Override]], tells Roger he's "97.2 percent certain" he can get the shuttle to Delta Burksulon V after damage caused by a NegativeSpaceWedgie is repaired. Roger questions the odds:

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* In ''SpaceQuest VI'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVIRogerWilcoInTheSpinalFrontier'', the shuttle's automatic co-pilot, [[PunnyName Manuel Override]], tells Roger he's "97.2 percent certain" he can get the shuttle to Delta Burksulon V after damage caused by a NegativeSpaceWedgie is repaired. Roger questions the odds:
22nd Dec '15 11:57:41 PM SSJMagus
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*** In ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Isard's Revenge]]'', it's revealed that this has even rubbed off on Wedge's ''astromech droid'', who considers calculation of odds to be a waste of its valuable microprocessor time. Ironically, Corran's own droid "Whistler" (which was built and programmed on Corellia), is the one who received this response from Wedge's droid.
21st Dec '15 3:25:50 PM ultimomant
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* In the two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' where Yuma duels Charlie [=McCoy=], Charlie's [[ClingyMacGuffin Number]] gives him unearthly luck, enabling him to roll a six on his gamble-cards every time. Astral - who seems to have incredible skills with mathematics - keeps calculating how unlikely the odds of are of so many lucky rolls, and it gets annoying until it reaches the StopHelpingMe level.

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* In the two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' where Yuma duels Charlie [=McCoy=], Charlie's [[ClingyMacGuffin Number]] gives him unearthly luck, enabling him to roll a six on his gamble-cards every time. Astral - who seems to have incredible skills with mathematics - keeps calculating how unlikely the odds of are of so many lucky rolls, and it gets annoying until it reaches the StopHelpingMe level.
12th Dec '15 7:35:03 PM nombretomado
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* Star Wars again: Rogue Squadron (mostly in the [[XWingSeries X-Wing novels]], but also everywhere else) succeeds in so many "impossible" and "one-in-a-million" missions that their unofficial motto is, "Impossible is our stock in trade". Given that they were founded by the only two X-Wing pilots to survive the first Death Star...

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* Star Wars again: Rogue Squadron (mostly in the [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries X-Wing novels]], but also everywhere else) succeeds in so many "impossible" and "one-in-a-million" missions that their unofficial motto is, "Impossible is our stock in trade". Given that they were founded by the only two X-Wing pilots to survive the first Death Star...
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