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11th Jan '18 7:39:41 PM chopshop
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', every type of Gem [[EveryoneHasASpecialMove has a power unique to that type]]. When Gems are born with defects of some sort (Off-Colors), this trope is usually the result; for instance, Sapphires have the power of predicting events, but Padparadscha's defect causes her to only be able to [[CaptainObvious predict things that already happened]].
11th Jan '18 8:28:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* TheVentureBrothers features Dr. Entmann, who suffered from Gigantism and fought alongside the original Team Venture as "Humongoloid". But because RealityEnsues, he had severe health problems due to his condition, and Dr. Venture tried to shrink him down to normal proportions. It was too successful, and he wound up insect-sized. He is now a minuscule giant.

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* TheVentureBrothers ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' features Dr. Entmann, who suffered from Gigantism and fought alongside the original Team Venture as "Humongoloid". But because RealityEnsues, he had severe health problems due to his condition, and Dr. Venture tried to shrink him down to normal proportions. It was too successful, and he wound up insect-sized. He is now a minuscule giant.
26th Dec '17 8:10:07 PM NightShade96
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' combines this with HoistByHisOwnPetard; a demon absorbs MartianManhunter's abilities, including the latter's weakness to fire. Problem is, the demon is [[ManOfKryptonite made of fire]], so the fight ends pretty quickly from there.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' combines this with HoistByHisOwnPetard; a demon absorbs MartianManhunter's ComicBook/MartianManhunter's abilities, including the latter's weakness to fire. Problem is, the demon is [[ManOfKryptonite made of fire]], so the fight ends pretty quickly from there.
21st Dec '17 8:06:50 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''Videogame/BaldursGate'', Minsc has a pet hamster named Boo whom he claims is a Miniature Giant Space Hamster. The strange thing is, this ''isn't'' impossible. Giant Space Hamsters do exist in ''Dungeons & Dragons'' (albeit in ''Spelljammer'' which also has things like civilized Illithids), and some of them are miniaturized. It's more likely that this is just another sign of Minsc's mental instability due to taking one too many blows to the head.

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* In ''Videogame/BaldursGate'', Minsc has a pet hamster named Boo whom he claims is a Miniature Giant Space Hamster. The strange thing is, this ''isn't'' impossible. Giant Space Hamsters do exist in ''Dungeons & Dragons'' (albeit in ''Spelljammer'' which also has things like civilized Illithids), and some of them are miniaturized. It's still more likely that this is just another sign of Minsc's mental instability due to taking one too many blows to the head.
23rd Nov '17 5:42:10 AM Fireblood
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* In ''Literature/TheLostYearsOfMerlin'', Shem in the first book is a tiny person (even shorter than child Merlin) who claims he is a giant. This is confirmed when [[spoiler:Shem sacrifices himself to destroy the Cauldron of Death to save Merlin. He immediately comes back to life and starts getting bigger and bigger...]]

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* In ''Literature/TheLostYearsOfMerlin'', Shem in the first book is a tiny person (even shorter than child Merlin) who claims he is a giant. This is confirmed when [[spoiler:Shem sacrifices himself to destroy the Cauldron of Death to save Merlin. He immediately comes back to life and starts getting bigger and bigger... It turns out he ''was'' born to giants, but apparently had dwarfism.]]
29th Oct '17 2:04:12 AM eroock
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27th Oct '17 10:58:19 PM AnotherDuck
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* Similar to the No-Eyed Big-Eyed Spider, a contradictory name can happen when you have to describe an animal whose common name has a color in it but which is actually a different color because of a mutation. For example, if you saw the description "red green iguana" you'd stop and wonder what color it really is, or if perhaps it's both. It's predominantly red, but it's still a Green Iguana, i.e. ''Iguana iguana''.
** This problem is perhaps most well known with the "gray" wolf, which can be pure black or pure white without any traces of gray. Also a problem with the "red" fox, which can be other colors such as black and sliver.

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* Similar to the No-Eyed Big-Eyed Spider, a contradictory name can happen when you have to describe an animal whose common name has a color in it but which is actually a different color because of a mutation. For example, if you saw the description "red green iguana" you'd you might stop and wonder what color it really is, or if perhaps it's both. It's predominantly red, but it's still a Green Iguana, i.e. ''Iguana iguana''. \n** This problem is perhaps most well known with the "gray" wolf, which can be pure black or pure white without any traces of gray. Also a problem with the "red" fox, which can be other colors such as black and sliver.silver.



* Creator/FrancisEDec, as with any dyed-in-the-wool kook, had a number of these in his insane worldview. He believed that the Nazis and the Jews were one and the same (and that the six million Jews that the Nazis murdered during the war were actually Polish people), and believed in Catholic-Communist (the communists being well known for being atheistic) infrared crusader priests with poison swords.
1st Sep '17 1:03:16 PM thatother1dude
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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' features Forgotten Beasts, creatures created by primordial chaos. In-game, they're created by randomly mixing any animals, materials, limbs, and strange attacks. Sometimes this can result in paradoxial creatures, the most famous being the "Six-Legged quadruped[[note]]This means it has six legs but a quadruped's body structure[[/note]]."

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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' features Forgotten Beasts, creatures created by primordial chaos. In-game, they're created by randomly mixing any animals, materials, limbs, and strange attacks. Sometimes this can result in paradoxial creatures, the most famous being the "Six-Legged quadruped[[note]]This means it has [[VertebrateWithExtraLimbs six legs but a quadruped's body structure[[/note]].structure]][[/note]]."
22nd Jun '17 9:18:22 AM AuraXtreme
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Elixirs are cooked items that have an effect (fireproofing, speed-boost, etc) but no healing properties like food items, made from combining lizards and/or insects with monster parts. 'Hearty' is a modifier that provides full healing and extra hearts. A Hearty Elixir is surprisingly easy to come by.
20th Jun '17 6:32:31 PM nmn3r3
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