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14th May '17 12:34:59 AM Dravencour
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* 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.
27th Apr '17 8:15:07 PM Everdream
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** 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.
19th Apr '17 3:50:33 PM snichols1973
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* The word "sophomoric", derived from sophomore, may be considered an oxymoron in Greek; it derives from the Greek words "sophos", wise, and "moros", stupid, (from which we get the word moron). A sophomoric person may be defined as [[KnowNothingKnowItAll conceited and overconfindent of knowledge, but poorly informed and immature.]] [[note]] The concept may be described by Film/TheThreeStooges, whenever one of them says "Oh, a wise guy, huh?" in response to another's smart-alecky attempt at "wisecracking" a pun.[[/note]]

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* The word "sophomoric", derived from sophomore, may be considered an oxymoron in Greek; it derives from the Greek words "sophos", wise, and "moros", stupid, (from which we get the word moron). A sophomoric person may be defined as [[KnowNothingKnowItAll conceited and overconfindent of knowledge, but poorly informed and immature.]] [[note]] The concept may be described by Film/TheThreeStooges, Film/TheThreeStooges whenever one of them (usually Moe) says "Oh, a wise guy, huh?" in response to another's smart-alecky attempt at "wisecracking" a pun.[[/note]]
19th Apr '17 3:48:58 PM snichols1973
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* The word "sophomoric", derived from sophomore, may be considered an oxymoron in Greek; it derives from the Greek words "sophos", wise, and "moros", stupid, (from which we get the word moron). A sophomoric person may be defined as [[KnowNothingKnowItAll conceited and overconfindent of knowledge, but poorly informed and immature.]] [[note]] The concept may be described by Film/TheThreeStooges, whenever one of them says "Oh, a wise guy, huh?" in response to another's smart-alecky attempt at "wisecracking" a pun.[[/note]]
17th Apr '17 3:52:40 PM nmn3r3
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'': In one of his many attempts to understand it, Ben pulls off the Omnitix's faceplate, causing it to glitch out and combine his alien forms whenever he transforms. The final hybrid transformation is one between Heatblast (living magma) and Ripjaws (a fish). Needless to say, the Heatblast part dries out the Ripjaws part, and going underwater to let the Ripjaws part breathe extinguishes the Heatblast part. Even so, Ben somehow managed to balance the hybrid form and save the day anyway.
9th Apr '17 5:12:11 AM cybertoy0
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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.
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.
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