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25th Sep '16 9:29:22 PM HolyDriver
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** Following Sasuke's fight with [[MadBomber Deidara]], Deidara used a gigantic self-destruction technique. Sasuke survived the resulting city-sized explosion by summoning and mind-controlling a massive snake to shield him, when he was explicitly described as being nearly out of chakra just a few panels before. Any one of those techniques would have required a vast amount of chakra, never mind both. Sasuke managed to do all this in the time it took for the explosion to reach him. After it had already started. Just a few feet from him.
22nd Sep '16 7:30:10 AM pinkdalek
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** Aeris's powers allow her to talk to the spirits of the dead and to 'feel' when people have died, yet when Cloud asks her about her former boyfriend Zack (who is dead), she says she has no idea where he is, and even says she assumes he found someone else. ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' addresses this, making it clear that Aeris knew he was still alive for five years after they broke up, felt it when he died, and was lying to Cloud.
19th Sep '16 8:51:37 PM rjd1922
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* In ''MetroidPrime'', the eponymous creature is sealed inside the impact crater by a Chozo spell, which was placed to prevent the phazon from further infecting the planet. However, a scan in the game indicated that the Space Pirates had captured the creature for study and imprisoned it in their lab, where it proceeded to steal a lot of weaponry and escape back to the crater. This warrants the question: how did the pirates and/or Metroid Prime both bypass the Chozo seal, when you yourself couldn't get through it until you completed the late-game MacGuffin FetchQuest to remove the seal? The EU version and the [[RetCon Trilogy version]] fixed this plot hole: In those, the Space Pirates merely detects a creature inside the crater and wastes a lot of time and effort ''trying'' to break the seal and failing. They never actually find Metroid Prime. Though now it has all those beam weapons/vulnerabilities just because.

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* In ''MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', the eponymous creature is sealed inside the impact crater by a Chozo spell, which was placed to prevent the phazon from further infecting the planet. However, a scan in the game indicated that the Space Pirates had captured the creature for study and imprisoned it in their lab, where it proceeded to steal a lot of weaponry and escape back to the crater. This warrants the question: how did the pirates and/or Metroid Prime both bypass the Chozo seal, when you yourself couldn't get through it until you completed the late-game MacGuffin FetchQuest to remove the seal? The EU version and the [[RetCon Trilogy version]] fixed this plot hole: In those, the Space Pirates merely detects a creature inside the crater and wastes a lot of time and effort ''trying'' to break the seal and failing. They never actually find Metroid Prime. Though now it has all those beam weapons/vulnerabilities just because.



** In ''zOMG!'', it is stated that all the towns are completely cut off from each other due to [[EverythingTryingToKillYou things coming to life and attacking people]]. It's implied that Aekea is fighting off its factory equipment, that all the boats to Isle De Gambino have been closed, and that people attempting to walk to Durem are disappearing. And yet in the Wapanese comic, all of the [=NPCs=] are able to travel from town to town without any issues.

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** In ''zOMG!'', ''[=zOMG=]!'', it is stated that all the towns are completely cut off from each other due to [[EverythingTryingToKillYou things coming to life and attacking people]]. It's implied that Aekea is fighting off its factory equipment, that all the boats to Isle De Gambino have been closed, and that people attempting to walk to Durem are disappearing. And yet in the Wapanese comic, all of the [=NPCs=] are able to travel from town to town without any issues.



* In ''TowerOfHeaven'' the The Book of laws states you shall not touch golden blocks, but when the book shatters and all laws are nullified, golden blocks still kill you. {{Retcon}}ned in the flash version which changes them to skull blocks.

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* In ''TowerOfHeaven'' ''VideoGame/TowerOfHeaven'' the The Book the book of laws states you shall not touch golden blocks, but when the book shatters and all laws are nullified, golden blocks still kill you. {{Retcon}}ned in the flash version which changes them to skull blocks.



* There's one very glaring plot hole in ''AgarestSenki2'' that's found at the beginning of the game, however it won't be much a plot hole until you do a NewGamePlus. At the beginning of the game, [[LoveInterest Aina]] heals [[DecoyProtagonist Weiss]] from his injuries after getting blown off somewhere from where he and Fasti were at. Not much of a big deal right? Play through the game until TheReveal shows up and wonder [[spoiler: if Weiss didn't kill Chaos and was [[BackStab stabbed]] by [[BigBadFriend Fasti]], to stab Chaos, then how come Weiss doesn't have a tear on his shirt back and front? Unless somehow Chaos hijacked Weiss' body and male shirts can magically heal, or that Chaos copied Weiss and his clothes while the real Weiss got disintegrated from the blast of the explosion,]] the world may never know.
* In ''GearsOfWar'', the Kryll are a swarm of flying piranhas that savagely attack ''anything'' that falls into darkness and consumes them in seconds. This is true of human and locust alike, only General RAAM can walk amongst Kryll without any damage and his means for doing this are never explained. In the DLC campaign "RAAM's Shadow" for ''3'' (chronologically earlier), normal Locust walk among Kryll just fine and indeed even RAAM's lieutenants are able to command the Kryll.

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* There's one very glaring plot hole in ''AgarestSenki2'' ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki2'' that's found at the beginning of the game, however it won't be much a plot hole until you do a NewGamePlus. At the beginning of the game, [[LoveInterest Aina]] heals [[DecoyProtagonist Weiss]] from his injuries after getting blown off somewhere from where he and Fasti were at. Not much of a big deal right? Play through the game until TheReveal shows up and wonder [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if Weiss didn't kill Chaos and was [[BackStab [[InTheBack stabbed]] by [[BigBadFriend Fasti]], to stab Chaos, then how come Weiss doesn't have a tear on his shirt back and front? Unless somehow Chaos hijacked Weiss' body and male shirts can magically heal, or that Chaos copied Weiss and his clothes while the real Weiss got disintegrated from the blast of the explosion,]] the world may never know.
* In ''GearsOfWar'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', the Kryll are a swarm of flying piranhas that savagely attack ''anything'' that falls into darkness and consumes them in seconds. This is true of human and locust alike, only General RAAM can walk amongst Kryll without any damage and his means for doing this are never explained. In the DLC campaign "RAAM's Shadow" for ''3'' (chronologically earlier), normal Locust walk among Kryll just fine and indeed even RAAM's lieutenants are able to command the Kryll.



* ''Videogame/NinoKuni'' has several irritating plotholes.

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* ''Videogame/NinoKuni'' ''Videogame/NiNoKuni'' has several irritating plotholes.



* [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Borderlands]] justifies its checkpoints as "New-U Stations", which digitally reconstruct your body when you die, and are owned by the Hyperion Corporation. It raises a bit of FridgeLogic - namely, why do they only work for certain people? This can be easily overlooked in the first game, but not in the sequel, where the BigBad is '''the president of the Hyperion Corporation'''. They don't even revive ''his own loved ones''!

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* [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Borderlands]] ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' [[JustifiedExtraLives justifies its checkpoints checkpoints]] as "New-U Stations", which digitally reconstruct your body when you die, and are owned by the Hyperion Corporation. It raises a bit of FridgeLogic - namely, why do they only work for certain people? This can be easily overlooked in the first game, but not in the sequel, where the BigBad is '''the president of the Hyperion Corporation'''. They don't even revive ''his own loved ones''!



** 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 [=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.
19th Sep '16 10:53:46 AM dragondraems
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** It is explained early on that Danny was inexperienced and would forget to go intangible. He even mocked himself once for forgetting. This frequent plot hole is actually lampshaded in the episode ''My Brother's Keeper''.

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** *** It is explained early on that Danny was inexperienced and would forget to go intangible. He even mocked himself once for forgetting. This frequent plot hole is actually lampshaded in the episode ''My Brother's Keeper''.
18th Sep '16 7:22:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AlanWake'', Plot Holes form the villain's primary advantage. The Lake brings to life anything that an artist creates while inside it, but if that artist leaves an unexplained hole, the Darkness fills it in in the worst possible way. The previous writer before Wake simply wrote his wife back to life without any explanation, but the Darkness was happy to provide one.

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* In ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', Plot Holes form the villain's primary advantage. The Lake brings to life anything that an artist creates while inside it, but if that artist leaves an unexplained hole, the Darkness fills it in in the worst possible way. The previous writer before Wake simply wrote his wife back to life without any explanation, but the Darkness was happy to provide one.
14th Sep '16 7:20:28 PM PaulA
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** Even later, when concluding the Bean spinoff series, it's shown that the Buggers ''did'' evacuate multiple queens, though the one Bean finds died before arriving anywhere, leaving only the drone pilots alive. This makes more sense, but it also opens up other plot holes in the later Ender books, turns the Hive Queen into a liar when she's supposedly not really able to lie at all and makes Ender's whole journey to find her a new home rather pointless.

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** Even later, when concluding the Bean spinoff series, in ''Literature/ShadowsInFlight'', it's shown that the Buggers ''did'' evacuate multiple queens, though the one Bean finds died before arriving anywhere, leaving only the drone pilots alive. This makes more sense, but it also opens up other plot holes in the later Ender books, turns the Hive Queen into a liar when she's supposedly not really able to lie at all and makes Ender's whole journey to find her a new home rather pointless.
8th Sep '16 6:32:24 PM Everdream
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* In ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed,'' at one point it's revealed that [[spoiler: Gin chose some identical looking dogs to impersonate him and the other leaders.]] The plot hole in this is, why didn't the other dogs smell the difference? There is no way they could mimic the sent of the dogs they were pretending to be. This whole plot point seems to happen just to [[spoiler: make Gin's son Weed,]] and by extension the audience, think [[spoiler: Gin is dead]] for a while, in some kind of cheap attempt to shock the audience.

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* In ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed,'' at one point it's revealed that [[spoiler: Gin chose some identical looking dogs to {{Identical Stranger}}s impersonate him and the other leaders.]] The plot hole in this is, why didn't the other dogs smell the difference? There is no way they could mimic the sent of the dogs they were pretending to be. This whole plot point seems to happen just to [[spoiler: make Gin's son Weed,]] and by extension the audience, think [[spoiler: Gin is dead]] for a while, in some kind of cheap attempt to shock the audience.
8th Sep '16 6:29:17 PM Everdream
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* In ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed,'' at one point it's revealed that [[spoiler Gin chose some identical looking dogs to impersonate him and the other leaders.]] The plot hole in this is, why didn't the other dogs smell the difference? There is no way they could mimic the sent of the dogs they were pretending to be. This whole plot point seems to happen just to [[spoiler make Gin's son Weed,]] and by extension the audience, think [[spoiler Gin is dead]] for a while, in some kind of cheap attempt to shock the audience.

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* In ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed,'' at one point it's revealed that [[spoiler [[spoiler: Gin chose some identical looking dogs to impersonate him and the other leaders.]] The plot hole in this is, why didn't the other dogs smell the difference? There is no way they could mimic the sent of the dogs they were pretending to be. This whole plot point seems to happen just to [[spoiler [[spoiler: make Gin's son Weed,]] and by extension the audience, think [[spoiler [[spoiler: Gin is dead]] for a while, in some kind of cheap attempt to shock the audience.
8th Sep '16 6:28:32 PM Everdream
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* In ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed,'' at one point it's revealed that some dogs are not the dogs they claim they are, they just look identical to them. The plot hole in this is, why didn't the other dogs smell the difference in their sents or notice their different voices? There is no way they could mimic the sents and sounds of the dogs they were pretending to be.

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* In ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed,'' at one point it's revealed that [[spoiler Gin chose some dogs are not the dogs they claim they are, they just look identical looking dogs to them. impersonate him and the other leaders.]] The plot hole in this is, why didn't the other dogs smell the difference in their sents or notice their different voices? difference? There is no way they could mimic the sents and sounds sent of the dogs they were pretending to be.be. This whole plot point seems to happen just to [[spoiler make Gin's son Weed,]] and by extension the audience, think [[spoiler Gin is dead]] for a while, in some kind of cheap attempt to shock the audience.
1st Sep '16 10:51:43 AM dbsamurai
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* Creator/JossWhedon's second Astonishing ComicBook/XMen story arc, "Danger", is based on the idea that the Franchise/XMen's Danger Room is sentient and incredibly frustrated because it was designed to kill the ComicBook/XMen, but would never actually be able to do so due to its safety protocols. Apparently neither [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]] or his editors have read the ''dozen-plus'' comics in which the Danger Room's safety protocols have been disabled, with characters explicitly noting that they are in real danger of being killed.
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