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11th Nov '17 7:59:10 PM 134340Goat
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' created one, thanks to fleshing out Woody's backstory from the [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory original film]]. Woody almost certainly had to have been owned by someone else besides Andy (due to the age of ''Woody's Roundup'', an obviously fifties puppet show Western), probably Andy's father, but Andy is the only owner Woody talks about. Unless Andy's dad shoved Woody in a box the day after he got him (unlikely for a child of the fifties with less entertainment options), that is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' created one, thanks to fleshing out Woody's backstory from the [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory original film]]. Woody almost certainly had to have been owned by someone else besides Andy (due to the age of ''Woody's Roundup'', an obviously fifties puppet show Western), probably Andy's father, but Andy is the only owner Woody talks about. Unless Andy's dad shoved Woody in a box the day after he got him (unlikely for a child of the fifties with less entertainment options), that is. It was only years later revealed that WordOfGod had an ''extremely'' convoluted backstory to explain this, revealing that exactly such a thing did happen (in a way) and that Woody is a one-of-a-kind prototype. Of course, this is never at any point mentioned in the movies themselves.
5th Nov '17 6:20:33 PM NineballCirno
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* Two infamous plot holes from Chuck Austen's run on ''ComicBook/UncannnyXMen'':

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** This may be because of usage. Ultimate Personae are more like a power buff in Persona 4 (unlike in Persona 3, where you only got mid-to-late-game skills with the Ultimate Persona). Also, the Persona 4 cast haven't been using their Personae since at least two months before P4A, whereas the Persona 3 cast have been training and fighting Shadows as a career.

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** This may be because of usage. Ultimate Personae are more like a power buff in Persona 4 (unlike in Persona 3, where you only got mid-to-late-game skills with the Ultimate Persona). Also, the Persona 4 cast haven't been using their Personae since at least two months before P4A, [=P4A=], whereas the Persona 3 cast have been training and fighting Shadows as a career.
24th Oct '17 4:21:27 PM Ymirsdaughter
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** At the beginning of ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows Part 1]]'' Tonks tells Harry that she and Lupin are married then says "Everyone, Remus and I"- while touching her stomach, before being interrupted by Moody. Fans of the books will realize she was about to say she's pregnant, but this subject is not broached again until ''the end of part two'' when Harry sees Ghost!Lupin right before he is about to [[spoiler: die]] and says "I'm sorry you never got to know your son." Harry has absolutely ''no frigging way of knowing Lupin had a kid at all''. This is a particularly frustrating one as it would have made a hell of a lot more sense if the scriptwriters had allowed Tonks to finish that sentence.

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** At the beginning of ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows Part 1]]'' Tonks tells Harry that she and Lupin are married then says "Everyone, Remus and I"- while touching her stomach, before being interrupted by Moody. Fans of the books will realize she was about to say she's pregnant, but this subject is not broached again until ''the end of part two'' when Harry sees Ghost!Lupin right before he is about to [[spoiler: die]] and says "I'm sorry you never got to know your son." Harry has absolutely ''no frigging way of knowing Lupin had a kid at all''.all'', and even if he (uncharacteristically) extrapolated from that interrupted sentence he couldn't have known it was a boy. This is a particularly frustrating one as it would have made a hell of a lot more sense if the scriptwriters had allowed Tonks to finish that sentence.
20th Oct '17 10:48:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': In Act III chapter 50, Kokoa has somehow become aware that Akua and Kahlua stole the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Chrono]] [[TimeTravel Displacement]] spell from their father's [[CollectorOfTheStrange secret archive]] for Kiria to use in his EvilPlan, when that information was never specifically revealed to them; while Tsukune and the others knew that Fairy Tale had acquired the spell, they were taken aback by the fact that it even still existed after allegedly being destroyed and outright questioned ''how'' Kiria acquired it.

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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': In Act III III, chapter 50, Kokoa has somehow become aware that Akua and Kahlua stole the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Chrono]] [[TimeTravel Displacement]] spell from their father's [[CollectorOfTheStrange secret archive]] for Kiria to use in his EvilPlan, when that information was never specifically revealed to them; while Tsukune and the others knew that Fairy Tale had acquired the spell, they were taken aback by the fact that it even still existed after allegedly being destroyed and outright questioned ''how'' Kiria acquired it.it.
* Lampshaded heavily in ''[[Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook I Must Be Going]]'', which is a sort of bent {{crossover}} between ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' and ''Film/ThePrincessBride.'' Varric is the author and narrator, and at one point he literally opens a plot hole (as identified in the narrative) and sends Dorian through it to retrieve a needed weapon, because he couldn't come up with any better way of getting a weapon into Dorian's hands. The fact that the plot hole is an actual thing enabling fast travel is, in itself, a plot hole.



** Beast was a ''prince'', not a king. Where were his parents, the presumed rulers of the country? And if he actually ''was'' an eleven-year-old when he was cursed, what the heck was he doing on his own with only servants, given that he should have been learning how to rule? And why is the nearby town just chugging along, oblivious of the overgrown castle within a day's ride when only ten years ago - within Beauty's lifetime - it was the nearby palace?

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** Beast was a ''prince'', not a king. Where were his parents, the presumed rulers of the country? And if he actually ''was'' an eleven-year-old when he was cursed, what the heck was he doing on his own with only servants, given that he should have been learning how to rule? And why is the nearby town just chugging along, oblivious of the overgrown castle within a day's ride when only ten years ago - within Beauty's Belle's lifetime - it was the nearby palace?
5th Oct '17 6:45:22 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/12262920 I Must Be Going]]'', an installment of the ''Skyhold Academy Yearbook'' series of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fics, Varric rewrites ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' to star the members of the school's staff. ({{It makes sense in context}}.) Near the end, when he finds himself struggling to resolve the plot, he literally opens a plot hole and sends the Inigo Montoya {{expy}} through it to retrieve the weapon the characters need. Bull's the one who lampshades the matter, when Varric reads the story out loud for everyone.
-->'''Bull:''' [He] jumped into a ''plot hole''? And everybody's okay with this?
4th Oct '17 11:17:14 AM Arcana4th
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** [=SDR2=] Chapter 0 is pretty much one huge plot hole both in-game and in hindsight. For one thing, Komaeda [[spoiler: has no idea what Kamukura's going to do, when Enoshima says that her followers all knew about the AI plan]]. This can be chalked up to UnreliableExpositor. What ''can't'' be chalked up as such is that [[spoiler: Komaeda has idea who Kamukura is. This despite the fact that Kamukura is heavily implied to be the ''acting leader'' of the organization ''Komaeda is part of!'' Unsurprisingly, this is never once explained in game.

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** [=SDR2=] Chapter 0 is pretty much one huge plot hole both in-game and in hindsight. For one thing, Komaeda [[spoiler: has no idea what Kamukura's going to do, when Enoshima says that her followers all knew about the AI plan]]. This can be chalked up to UnreliableExpositor. What ''can't'' be chalked up as such is that [[spoiler: Komaeda has idea who Kamukura is. This despite the fact that Kamukura is heavily implied to be the ''acting leader'' of the organization ''Komaeda is part of!'' Unsurprisingly, this is never once explained in game. ]]
*** Most of the plot holes in ''SDR2'' turn out to be {{Foreshadowing}} by the time ''DR3'' rolls around. [[spoiler:Junko was lyign about almost everything, and Izuru never really took part in the Ultimate Despair's doings. In reality, he actively plotted against them and intended to use the killing game to end Junko one final time. While Komaeda and Izuru did meet, it's implied he had no memories of it.]]
1st Oct '17 9:06:23 AM nombretomado
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* Plot holes, inconsistencies and [[FlipFlopOfGod contradictory explanations]] are dime a dozen in ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', which, it's worth remembering, is created by [[IAmTheBand one guy]] [[TheAlcoholic who is piss-drunk more often than not]]. So much that the fans have come up with a [[MemeticMutation meme]] to explain them. If you spot an Plot Hole in any Touhou materials, [[MST3KMantra don't fret]], just turn to one of the following [[HandWave convenient, catch-all explanations]]: 1) [[AWizardDidIt magic]], 2) [[MadScientist Eirin's]] [[PsychoSerum shady new drug]], 3) [[RealityWarper Yukari]] [[GreatGazoo is fooling around again]], or 4) it's a [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly Moriya Shrine]] [[ConspiracyTheories conspiracy]]. In actual canon this comes about due to the sheer amount of UnreliableNarrator's in the series. ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' and ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' make a point out of this by showing Reimu with seemingly contradictory personalities due to the two stories being told from different perspectives.

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* Plot holes, inconsistencies and [[FlipFlopOfGod contradictory explanations]] are dime a dozen in ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', which, it's worth remembering, is created by [[IAmTheBand one guy]] [[TheAlcoholic who is piss-drunk more often than not]]. So much that the fans have come up with a [[MemeticMutation meme]] to explain them. If you spot an Plot Hole in any Touhou materials, [[MST3KMantra don't fret]], just turn to one of the following [[HandWave convenient, catch-all explanations]]: 1) [[AWizardDidIt magic]], 2) [[MadScientist Eirin's]] [[PsychoSerum shady new drug]], 3) [[RealityWarper Yukari]] [[GreatGazoo is fooling around again]], or 4) it's a [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly Moriya Shrine]] [[ConspiracyTheories [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories conspiracy]]. In actual canon this comes about due to the sheer amount of UnreliableNarrator's in the series. ''Manga/WildAndHornedHermit'' and ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' make a point out of this by showing Reimu with seemingly contradictory personalities due to the two stories being told from different perspectives.
26th Sep '17 12:34:54 PM KingLyger
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** Goku punishes Monster Rabbit for turning Bulma into a carrot and his [[EliteMooks two decorated mooks]] by using his Power Pole to send them to the moon, where they must make treats for a year. Eight months later, it gets blown up by Master Roshi. However, the video games state Monster Rabbit and his cohorts got off the rock and back to Earth beforehand... which gives way to the plot hole: ''How?!''



* In the first ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' the gods send Kratos to find Pandora's Box, open it, absorb the power to kill a god within, and kill Ares. This he does. In the last game Kratos is trying to find the box, open it, absorb the power to kill a god within, and kill Zeus. He accomplishes the first two steps, only to discover that ''duh'', he already did step three. What, did everyone think it just didn't take the first time, especially given that he's been killing gods left and right ever since? Furthermore, Zeus makes it clear that the box, which contained both the evils of the Titan's war which corrupted the gods and the power to kill him, was never supposed to have been opened in the first place. So why did he ever help Kratos reach it?
** On top of that, at some point between the two games, Zeus puts together an elaborate mechanism to keep Pandora's Box away from intruders (see: Kratos). Reaching the box now requires such things as manipulating the chain that keeps the planes together and stopping a fire that can burn even the Gods. As implied above, ''there is nothing in the box, and Zeus knows this!'' And even if the empty box had value there's still a perfectly good temple for storing it on the back of Cronos!

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* In the first ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' the gods send ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', Kratos to find opens Pandora's Box, open it, absorb absorbs the power to kill a god within, and kill kills Ares. This he does. In the last game ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'', Kratos is trying to find the box, open it, Pandora's Box, absorb the power to kill a god within, and kill Zeus. He accomplishes the first two steps, only to discover that ''duh'', he already did step three. What, did everyone think it just didn't take the first time, especially time? Especially given that he's Kratos been killing gods left and right ever since? since, including killing Poseidon and Hermes just hours earlier? Furthermore, Zeus makes it clear that the box, which contained both the evils of the Titan's war which corrupted the gods and the power to kill him, was never supposed to have been opened in the first place. So why did he ever help Kratos reach it?
** On top of that, at some point between the two games, Zeus puts together an elaborate mechanism to keep Pandora's Box away from intruders (see: Kratos). Reaching the box now requires such things as manipulating the chain that keeps the planes together and stopping a fire that can burn even the Gods. As implied above, ''there is nothing in the box, and Zeus knows this!'' And even if the empty box had value value, there's still a perfectly good temple for storing it on the back of Cronos!



* In the ''Manga/DragonBall'' anime and manga, Goku punishes Monster Rabbit for turning Bulma into a carrot and his [[EliteMooks two decorated mooks]] by using his Power Pole to send them to the moon, where they must make treats for a year. Eight months later, it gets blown up by Master Roshi. However, the video games state Monster Rabbit and his cohorts got off the rock and back to Earth beforehand... which gives way to the plot hole: '''HOW?!?'''
20th Sep '17 2:33:10 AM ClintEastwood
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* In ''Film/FantasticVoyage'' there's a major plot hole in that the submarine (or the individual molecules which make up the submarine) do not grow back to their original size and [[BodyHorror gruesomely kill the patient]] at the end. Neither does the crew member who was killed and left behind. When writing the book, Asimov managed to fix these and some of the other holes. This particular PlotHole is parodied in a [[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] episode takeoff where the family has to save [[BigBad Mr. Burns]] [[spoiler:At the end, [[IdiotHero Homer]] is left behind and does grow back to size [[BodyHorror living inside Mr. Burns's skin at his full size]].]]

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* In ''Film/FantasticVoyage'' there's a major plot hole in that the submarine (or the individual molecules which make up the submarine) do not grow back to their original size and [[BodyHorror gruesomely kill the patient]] at the end. Neither does the crew member who was killed and left behind. When writing the book, Asimov managed to fix these and some of the other holes. This particular PlotHole is parodied in a [[TheSimpsons [[WesteranAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]] episode takeoff where the family has to save [[BigBad Mr. Burns]] [[spoiler:At the end, [[IdiotHero Homer]] is left behind and does grow back to size [[BodyHorror living inside Mr. Burns's skin at his full size]].]]



** In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', Khan immediately recognizes Chekov, even though the ensign wasn't yet a part of the crew when Khan tried to take over the ship in the original series. A common fan theory is that Chekov was part of the crew, but not on the bridge. Walter Koenig joked that he believes Chekov accidentally made Khan wait an uncomfortable amount of time to use the bathroom.

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** In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', Khan immediately recognizes Chekov, even though the ensign wasn't yet a part of the crew when Khan tried to take over the ship in the original series. A common fan theory is that Chekov was part of the crew, but not on the bridge. Walter Koenig Creator/WalterKoenig joked that he believes Chekov accidentally made Khan wait an uncomfortable amount of time to use the bathroom.
18th Sep '17 9:15:18 AM ClintEastwood
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** A later episode, "48 Hours", had the SGC go through a variety of political wrangling with the Russians so they could borrow the DHD they'd used in their own abortive stargate program. The writers apparently forgot that the Americans already had the DHD found with the Beta Gate in Antarctica. The next season's episode "Frozen" patched the hole by explaining offhand that the Beta DHD ran out of power a few days after they got it back from the NID.

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** A later episode, "48 Hours", "[[Recap/StargateSG1S5E1448Hours 48 Hours]]", had the SGC go through a variety of political wrangling with the Russians so they could borrow the DHD they'd used in their own abortive stargate program. The writers apparently forgot that the Americans already had the DHD found with the Beta Gate in Antarctica. The next season's episode "Frozen" patched the hole by explaining offhand that the Beta DHD ran out of power a few days after they got it back from the NID.



** Episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?", the ''Enterprise'' encounters a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien. Kirk leads a landing party down to the nearby planet, where the alien reveals that [[AncientAstronauts he is the Greek god Apollo]]. Later in the episode, Spock, who had been on the ''Enterprise'' the whole time, makes reference to Apollo. There is no way Spock could have known who the alien was as Apollo immediately jammed the landing party's communicators.
** In a really weird example, Kirk suddenly knows at the end of "And The Children Shall Lead" that the SufficientlyAdvancedAlien of the week is called "the Gorgon". This was not only never mentioned in front of Kirk, it was not mentioned previously in the episode at all.

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** Episode "Who "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E2WhoMournsForAdonais}} Who Mourns for Adonais?", Adonais?]]", the ''Enterprise'' encounters a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien. Kirk leads a landing party down to the nearby planet, where the alien reveals that [[AncientAstronauts he is the Greek god Apollo]]. Later in the episode, Spock, who had been on the ''Enterprise'' the whole time, makes reference to Apollo. There is no way Spock could have known who the alien was as Apollo immediately jammed the landing party's communicators.
** In a really weird example, Kirk suddenly knows at the end of "And The " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E4AndTheChildrenShallLead}} And the Children Shall Lead" Lead]]" that the SufficientlyAdvancedAlien of the week is called "the Gorgon". This was not only never mentioned in front of Kirk, it was not mentioned previously in the episode at all.



** In the series finale, "All Good Things...", Picard finds himself shifting between a present-day, past, and future timeline. It turns out that the Q continuum is testing if he'll figure out how to stop a temporal anomaly that moves backwards through time from destroying life in the Alpha Quadrant. It turns out that Picard's actions in the future timeline created the anomaly to begin with, but the anomaly then contradicts its own laws by only existing until ''after'' Picard creates it. If it expanded in reverse chronological sequence it should have already been there when Picard arrives, then disappeared when he creates it.

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** In the series finale, "All "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E24AllGoodThings}} All Good Things...", ]]", Picard finds himself shifting between a present-day, past, and future timeline. It turns out that the Q continuum is testing if he'll figure out how to stop a temporal anomaly that moves backwards through time from destroying life in the Alpha Quadrant. It turns out that Picard's actions in the future timeline created the anomaly to begin with, but the anomaly then contradicts its own laws by only existing until ''after'' Picard creates it. If it expanded in reverse chronological sequence it should have already been there when Picard arrives, then disappeared when he creates it.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Plays [[HowUnscientific fast and loose with its own rules]] at the best of times, mostly because it's [[MST3KMantra more concerned]] with being a [[RuleOfFunny sitcom]]. One notable example of many is a double-whammy: In "Backwards", how are Rimmer and Kryten able to keep in contact with Holly on Backwards Earth when the ship (and thus Holly's mainframe) is in a completely different part of space ''and'' time? And if Holly ''is'' in contact with them, why doesn't she just tell Lister and the Cat what happened to them, instead of leaving Lister and the Cat to trawl through space for ''three weeks'' before finding the time hole?

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Plays [[HowUnscientific fast and loose with its own rules]] at the best of times, mostly because it's [[MST3KMantra more concerned]] with being a [[RuleOfFunny sitcom]]. One notable example of many is a double-whammy: In "Backwards", "[[Recap/{{Red Dwarf Season III Backwards}} Backwards]]", how are Rimmer and Kryten able to keep in contact with Holly on Backwards Earth when the ship (and thus Holly's mainframe) is in a completely different part of space ''and'' time? And if Holly ''is'' in contact with them, why doesn't she just tell Lister and the Cat what happened to them, instead of leaving Lister and the Cat to trawl through space for ''three weeks'' before finding the time hole?



** Episode "Chris Crossed" brings a ton of them up. First of all Chris's hair is long in the flashbacks when it was short when he first appeared at the end of Season 5, as well as his clothes being different. Second of all, the flashback shows Chris going through a portal in the attic when he orbed into the attic in his first episode. And when he first appeared, he says he has come to stop the Titans as they rule the world in his future. Yet the flashbacks have no mention of the Titans.

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** Episode "Chris Crossed" "[[{{Recap/CharmedS6E10ChrisCrossed}} Chris-Crossed]]" brings a ton of them up. First of all Chris's hair is long in the flashbacks when it was short when he first appeared at the end of Season 5, as well as his clothes being different. Second of all, the flashback shows Chris going through a portal in the attic when he orbed into the attic in his first episode. And when he first appeared, he says he has come to stop the Titans as they rule the world in his future. Yet the flashbacks have no mention of the Titans.



** Due to the (unplanned) AnachronicOrder, (planned) SequelEscalation and low-quality ExpandedUniverse and [[TheMerch "Dalekmania" merch]], the Daleks in manage to hit full ContinuitySnarl by their second story, meaning basically anything involving them from "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" and until the Dalek {{Reboot}} in "Genesis of the Daleks" makes absolutely no sense at all. For just one obvious example, the programme shows the Dalek technology steadily advancing (apart from the odd CharacterCheck here and there) over the Doctor's timeline but going back and forth over the Daleks's - for instance, it's hard to imagine a race locked in centuries of stalemate against a bunch of pacifistic {{Noble Savage}}s to have access to the intergalactic space travel required to invade Earth, and the Daleks's {{Kryptonite Factor}}s (dependence on external power sources, an inability to survive in environments that aren't poisonously radioactive) only affect them [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on if anyone cares about it this week]]. All of this can be {{Hand Wave}}d with TimeyWimeyBall, since the Daleks invent time travel from their next serial.
** A glaring example is the scene in "Power of the Daleks" where the Doctor pulls a bunch of random items out of a drawer in his TARDIS, including a cube of Dalekanium. When he gets out onto Vulcan he discovers that it's one of two keys for a downed Dalek ship - the other one in the possession of the scientist who discovered the ship in the first place. It's quite reasonable for a ship key to be in the vicinity of a ship, but how the heck did the Doctor get hold of his key? Some fans FanWank that the First Doctor had found it in an unseen Dalek encounter, but there is really no place to fit it into the continuity unless you take BroadStrokes.
** One of the aspects of the arc in Series 4 is Rose appearing despite being trapped in a parallel world. Even though the finale explains how she is returning, some of her appearances are never explained. For example in "Midnight" she appears on a screen on another planet centuries into the future, which doesn't coincide with what was already seen. In "Turn Left" she somehow has knowledge of all the events and is able to appear at significant moments to help Donna, which is never explained either. Also everything at the end of "Turn Left" reading Bad Wolf is never really given an explanation.
** In "The Time Meddler", the Monk is a Time Lord with a TARDIS of his own, whose plan is to blow up a fleet of invading Vikings with a nuclear bazooka. The Doctor sabotages the Monk's TARDIS, but the Monk still has the bazooka and its ammunition, so there's no reason why he can't still blow up the Vikings as he planned. In the novelisation a scene is added to fix the hole: The Doctor and his companions put the ammunition in the Monk's TARDIS before sabotaging it, rendering it inaccessible.

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** Due to the (unplanned) AnachronicOrder, (planned) SequelEscalation and low-quality ExpandedUniverse and [[TheMerch "Dalekmania" merch]], the Daleks in manage to hit full ContinuitySnarl by their second story, meaning basically anything involving them from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth The Dalek Invasion of Earth" Earth]]" and until the Dalek {{Reboot}} in "Genesis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks" Daleks]]" makes absolutely no sense at all. For just one obvious example, the programme shows the Dalek technology steadily advancing (apart from the odd CharacterCheck here and there) over the Doctor's timeline but going back and forth over the Daleks's - for instance, it's hard to imagine a race locked in centuries of stalemate against a bunch of pacifistic {{Noble Savage}}s to have access to the intergalactic space travel required to invade Earth, and the Daleks's {{Kryptonite Factor}}s (dependence on external power sources, an inability to survive in environments that aren't poisonously radioactive) only affect them [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on if anyone cares about it this week]]. All of this can be {{Hand Wave}}d with TimeyWimeyBall, since the Daleks invent time travel from their next serial.
** A glaring example is the scene in "Power "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks The Power of the Daleks" Daleks]]" where the Doctor pulls a bunch of random items out of a drawer in his TARDIS, including a cube of Dalekanium. When he gets out onto Vulcan he discovers that it's one of two keys for a downed Dalek ship - the other one in the possession of the scientist who discovered the ship in the first place. It's quite reasonable for a ship key to be in the vicinity of a ship, but how the heck did the Doctor get hold of his key? Some fans FanWank that the First Doctor had found it in an unseen Dalek encounter, but there is really no place to fit it into the continuity unless you take BroadStrokes.
** One of the aspects of the arc in Series 4 is Rose appearing despite being trapped in a parallel world. Even though the finale explains how she is returning, some of her appearances are never explained. For example in "Midnight" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight Midnight]]" she appears on a screen on another planet centuries into the future, which doesn't coincide with what was already seen. In "Turn Left" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft Turn Left]]" she somehow has knowledge of all the events and is able to appear at significant moments to help Donna, which is never explained either. Also everything at the end of "Turn Left" reading Bad Wolf is never really given an explanation.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler The Time Meddler", Meddler]]", the Monk is a Time Lord with a TARDIS of his own, whose plan is to blow up a fleet of invading Vikings with a nuclear bazooka. The Doctor sabotages the Monk's TARDIS, but the Monk still has the bazooka and its ammunition, so there's no reason why he can't still blow up the Vikings as he planned. In the novelisation a scene is added to fix the hole: The Doctor and his companions put the ammunition in the Monk's TARDIS before sabotaging it, rendering it inaccessible.



* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': "Paradise Lost" has a flashback in which a young Gideon Malick and [[spoiler:his brother Nathaniel]] visit Werner Reinhardt in prison. They refer to Reinhardt as Daniel Whitehall, his present-day alias, which he did not begin to use until after he was freed.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': "Paradise Lost" "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS3E16ParadiseLost Paradise Lost]]" has a flashback in which a young Gideon Malick and [[spoiler:his brother Nathaniel]] visit Werner Reinhardt in prison. They refer to Reinhardt as Daniel Whitehall, his present-day alias, which he did not begin to use until after he was freed.



** Stewie crossdresses to get a role on a childrens' show, falls for a female co-star, and reveals himself on a live broadcast. Afterwards, Brian asks why on Earth they would do a live broadcast of a kids' show, and Stewie tells him "You really don't want to pull the thread on this one".
** In one episode Brian discovers he has a 13-year-old son. Stewie asks him how that's possible, considering he's only ''7'', causing Brian to attempt to handwave it aside by claiming that he's older in dog-years. Stewie rightly points out that it ''doesn't'' work like that, so Brian just tells him that if he doesn't like it, [[ThisLoserIsYou he can go and]] [[TakeThatAudience bitch about it on the internet!]]
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** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS8E13GoStewieGo Go Stewie Go]]", Stewie crossdresses to get a role on a childrens' show, falls for a female co-star, and reveals himself on a live broadcast. Afterwards, Brian asks why on Earth they would do a live broadcast of a kids' show, and Stewie tells him "You really don't want to pull the thread on this one".
** In one episode "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS6E11TheFormerLifeOfBrian The Former Life of Brian]]", Brian discovers he has a 13-year-old son. Stewie asks him how that's possible, considering he's only ''7'', causing Brian to attempt to handwave it aside by claiming that he's older in dog-years. Stewie rightly points out that it ''doesn't'' work like that, so Brian just tells him that if he doesn't like it, [[ThisLoserIsYou he can go and]] [[TakeThatAudience bitch about it on the internet!]]
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* How Fry finally manages to defeat the Brainspawn (and fulfill the destiny the Niblonians arranged for him) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': He trapped the Master Brain in a book he wrote, "a crummy world of plot holes and spelling mistakes!"

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* How Fry finally manages to defeat the Brainspawn (and fulfill the destiny the Niblonians arranged for him) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E7TheDayTheEarthStoodStupid The Day The Earth Stood Stupid]]": He trapped the Master Brain in a book he wrote, "a crummy world of plot holes and spelling mistakes!"
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