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24th Feb '17 10:09:18 AM StFan
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* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' series had [[BumblingDad Roger]] purchase a mobile phone that isn't "mobile" in any sense of the word: it's about three feet tall, weighs a metaphorical ton thanks to its solid steel construction, and it ''has'' to be plugged into a wall socket for power[[note]]Or if you're on the go, you can use the ten built-in cigarette lighter adapters...[[/note]].
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* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' series had [[BumblingDad Roger]] purchase a mobile phone that isn't "mobile" in any sense of the word: it's about three feet tall, weighs a metaphorical ton thanks to its solid steel construction, and it ''has'' to be plugged into a wall socket for power[[note]]Or if you're on the go, you can use the ten built-in cigarette lighter adapters...[[/note]].
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** Third edition also mechanised [[MadeOfEvil Made of Evil]]/[[MadeOfGood Good]]/Law/Chaos by making it a creature subtype. ''Just'' ascending/falling (rare but possible and given examples on both sides) doesn't remove the subtype despite your alignment now being opposite of whatever it is, and the subtype makes you count as that alignment for many effects, with the result that [[FallenAngel fallen celestials]] and [[AscendedDemon ascended fiends]] metaphysically are and detect as both good ''and'' evil (fortunately for both, there are rituals to go full celestial/fiend and switch the subtype, and just sticking it out for long enough is implied by some devil backstories to be enough too).

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** Third edition also mechanised mechanized [[MadeOfEvil Made of Evil]]/[[MadeOfGood Good]]/Law/Chaos by making it a creature subtype. ''Just'' ascending/falling (rare but possible and given examples on both sides) doesn't remove the subtype despite your alignment now being opposite of whatever it is, and the subtype makes you count as that alignment for many effects, with the result that [[FallenAngel fallen celestials]] and [[AscendedDemon ascended fiends]] metaphysically are and detect as both good ''and'' evil (fortunately for both, there are rituals to go full celestial/fiend and switch the subtype, and just sticking it out for long enough is implied by some devil backstories to be enough too).



* ''Webcomic/RoguesOfClwydRhan'' features a Christian fairy. That is, a member of TheFairFolk -- very much associated with paganism, including in-universe, and rather resentful for the encroachment of the new faith -- who converted to Christianity.

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* ''Webcomic/RoguesOfClwydRhan'' features a Christian fairy. That is, a member of TheFairFolk -- very much associated with paganism, including in-universe, and rather resentful for the encroachment of the new faith -- who converted to Christianity.Christianism.
16th Feb '17 11:10:53 PM Elan
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* VentureBros 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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* VentureBros 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.
16th Feb '17 11:10:30 PM Elan
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* VentureBros 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.
14th Feb '17 6:19:43 PM Shadoboy
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* After adjectives were introduced to ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', you can summon them, including "giant dwarf" and "small giant." Or "[[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu friendly Cthulhu.]]"

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* After adjectives were introduced to ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', you can summon them, including "giant dwarf" and "small giant." Or "[[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu them. Want to summon a Tiny Giant? A Pacific Terrorist? A Gentle Demon? A Vegetarian Cannibal? A Genius Dunce? An Aquaphobic Fish? [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu A friendly Cthulhu.]]"Cthulhu?]] It's all possible.



* Thanks to the possibility of adding adjetives to the objects you summon, this is perfectly possible to do in ''VideoGame/Scribblenauts''. Want to summon a Tiny Giant? A Pacific Terrorist? A Gentle Demon? A Vegetarian Cannibal? A Genius Dunce? An Aquaphobic Fish? It's all possible.
14th Feb '17 6:17:27 PM Shadoboy
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* Thanks to the possibility of adding adjetives to the objects you summon, this is perfectly possible to do in ''VideoGame/Scribblenauts''. Want to summon a Tiny Giant? A Pacific Terrorist? A Gentle Demon? A Vegetarian Cannibal? A Genius Dunce? An Aquaphobic Fish? It's all possible.
14th Feb '17 5:57:04 PM Shadoboy
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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' had amongst Captain Hero's RougesGallery The Gigaintic Midget. He looked just like a normal guy wearing small clothes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' had amongst Captain Hero's RougesGallery RoguesGallery The Gigaintic Midget. He looked just like a normal guy wearing small clothes.
14th Feb '17 5:55:54 PM Shadoboy
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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' had amongst Captain Hero's RougeGallery The Gigaintic Midget. He looked just like a normal guy wearing small clothes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' had amongst Captain Hero's RougeGallery RougesGallery The Gigaintic Midget. He looked just like a normal guy wearing small clothes.
14th Feb '17 5:55:04 PM Shadoboy
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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' had amongst Captain Hero's RougeGallery The Gigaintic Midget. He looked just like a normal guy wearing small clothes.
--> '''Gigantic Midget:''' You've never faced a midget as big as me!
8th Feb '17 4:59:00 AM IamTheCaligula
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** Koishi Komeiji, [[BonusBoss extra stage boss]] of ''Subterranean Animism''. Like her sister, she is a Satori, a youkai species that constantly [[{{Telepathy}} reads the minds]] of everyone around them. Koishi solved this problem by permanently closing her mind-reading [[ExtraEyes third eye]] (located on her [[EyesDoNotBelongThere external heart]]) which had the unforeseen side-effect of [[EmptyShell sealing off her heart and mind]], leaving her to operate solely via her subconscious. The result is a mind-reader that cannot read minds; not even her own. In ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'', Buddhist monk Byakuren Hijiri describes her state as being close to Enlightenment and expresses a strong desire to meet her and recruit her to her temple.

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** Koishi Komeiji, [[BonusBoss extra stage boss]] of ''Subterranean Animism''. Like her sister, she is a Satori, satori, a youkai species that constantly [[{{Telepathy}} reads the minds]] of everyone around them.them [[MindOverManners out loud]], leading to them being the most despised youkai species in the setting. Koishi solved this problem by permanently closing her mind-reading [[ExtraEyes third eye]] (located on her [[EyesDoNotBelongThere external heart]]) which had the unforeseen side-effect of [[EmptyShell sealing off her heart and mind]], leaving her to operate solely via her subconscious. The result is a mind-reader that cannot read minds; not even her own. In ''Symposium of Post-Mysticism'', Buddhist monk Byakuren Hijiri describes her state as being close to Enlightenment and expresses a strong desire to meet her and recruit her to her temple.
6th Feb '17 2:38:12 PM jormis29
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** Third edition also mechanised [[MadeOfEvil Made of Evil]]/[[MadeOfGood Good]]/Law/Chaos by making it a creature subtype. ''Just'' ascending/falling (rare but possible and given examples on both sides) doesn't remove the subtype despite your alignment now being opposite of whatever it is, and the subtype makes you count as that alignment for many effects, with the result that fallen celestials and ascended fiends metaphysically are and detect as both good ''and'' evil (fortunately for both, there are rituals to go full celestial/fiend and switch the subtype, and just sticking it out for long enough is implied by some devil backstories to be enough too).

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** Third edition also mechanised [[MadeOfEvil Made of Evil]]/[[MadeOfGood Good]]/Law/Chaos by making it a creature subtype. ''Just'' ascending/falling (rare but possible and given examples on both sides) doesn't remove the subtype despite your alignment now being opposite of whatever it is, and the subtype makes you count as that alignment for many effects, with the result that [[FallenAngel fallen celestials celestials]] and [[AscendedDemon ascended fiends fiends]] metaphysically are and detect as both good ''and'' evil (fortunately for both, there are rituals to go full celestial/fiend and switch the subtype, and just sticking it out for long enough is implied by some devil backstories to be enough too).
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