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17th Aug '17 3:46:52 PM JoofJohnson
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** When monsters reveal some aspect of the monster world to humans, they are banished to human society. Which in turn reveals the monster world to humans. Ooookaaay...?
** Being banished from the monster world means practically nothing when you can easily return to it via the closet doors in children’s bedrooms.
** The Abominable Snowman tells Sully the village is a three day hike from where they are on the mountain. Three days of hiking does not become thirty seconds just because you are on a sled.
** Monsters, Inc is struggling because children are harder to scare in modern (human) society and do not bow to the intimidation of the monsters. This makes no logical sense - most ''humans'' in general would be scared of creatures like Mike & Sully, much less all the ''other'' monsters employed at the company.

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** When monsters reveal some aspect of the monster world to humans, they are banished to human society. Which in turn reveals the monster world to humans. Ooookaaay...?
** Being banished from the monster world means practically nothing when you can easily return to it via the closet doors in children’s bedrooms.
** The Abominable Snowman tells Sully Sulley the village is a three day hike from where they are on the mountain. Three days of hiking does not become thirty seconds just because you are on a sled.
** Monsters, Inc is struggling because children are harder to scare in modern (human) society and do not bow to the intimidation of the monsters. This makes no logical sense - most ''humans'' in general would be scared of creatures like Mike & Sully, much less all the ''other'' monsters employed at the company.
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25th Jul '17 4:19:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* A very large one in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': one of the largest plot twists in the series revolves around the song "All Along the Watchtower". The series finale reveals [[spoiler:the series is set hundreds of thousands of years in our past]]. So how'd the song get there?
** It was revealed late in Season 4 that Anders was a musician in his former/original life on the first Earth and that he wrote it. Why the song is identical to one from our modern era is not explained however.

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* A very large one in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': one of the largest plot twists in the series revolves around the song "All Along the Watchtower". The series finale reveals [[spoiler:the series is set hundreds of thousands of years in our past]]. So how'd the song get there?
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there? It was revealed late in Season 4 that Anders was a musician in his former/original life on the first Earth and that he wrote it. Why the song is identical to one from our modern era is not explained however.
19th Jul '17 10:47:46 PM KOman
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** [[BigBad Yhwach's]] [[ThePurge Auswahlen]] [[spoiler:is eventually revealed to leave a silver blood clot in its victims that kills them, which Ryuken dug out of his wife's corpse and gave to Uryu so he could fire it at Yhwach, momentarily shutting off his [[StoryBreakerPower powers]] so Ichigo could finish him off. The problem is that several victims of the Auschwalen survived while merely having their powers reduced, while others died from [[StrippedToTheBone much more extraordinary]] means than a blood clot.]]



** At that moment when Obito becomes the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails, he is unable to use Kamui due to having the Ten Tails sealed inside his body. But later Madara which became the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails, without problems can to use Kamui in order to teleport to Obito, without any explanation.

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** At that moment when When Obito becomes the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails, he is unable to use Kamui due to having the Ten Tails sealed inside his body. But later when Madara which later became the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails, he can use Kamui without problems can to use Kamui in order to teleport to Obito, without any explanation.explanation. Furthermore, he did so by ripping Obito's left eye out of Kakashi's face, even though the left eye is meant for the long-distance Kamui while the right eye still in Obito's face is used to send oneself into the Kamui dimension.
** On the topic of Obito, he somehow avoids ever losing his eyesight despite his ''constant'' use of his Mangekyou Sharingan. It's not until he tries using Kaguya's portals that his eyes even bleed. On that note, Kakashi had limited use of Kamui for most of Part 2 because of the strain on his stamina, but starts using it considerably more during the final arc, and it's only one throwaway line late in the arc that he ever brings up failing eyesight.
18th Jul '17 6:20:48 PM KOman
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** Irene Belserion is revealed to be [[spoiler:the creator of Dragon Slayer magic]], yet Acnologia, who can [[spoiler:smell Dragon Slayers all over the ''continent'' , and was trying to kill them all]], had no interest in her until she goaded her. The next time they meet [[spoiler:(though "meet" might be inappropriate as Irene had just committed suicide)]], Acnologia suddenly knows this despite not even knowing her name before the end of their first confrontation.

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** Irene Belserion is revealed to be [[spoiler:the creator of Dragon Slayer magic]], yet Acnologia, who can [[spoiler:smell Dragon Slayers all over the ''continent'' , and was trying to kill them all]], had no interest in her until she goaded her.him into a fight. The next time they meet [[spoiler:(though "meet" might be inappropriate as Irene had just committed suicide)]], Acnologia suddenly knows this despite not even knowing her name before the end of their first confrontation.
11th Jul '17 12:16:33 AM KOman
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** As stated in series, to use Izanagi you need Senju and Uchiha powers, as shown Danzo and Tobi, but later Black Zetsu shows that Madara survived the battle with Hashirama with help Izanagi. But how he could do this, if he on that moment hadn't implanted Hashirama's cells into his body yet? After all, that's the whole reason he started the fight in the first place.
9th Jul '17 12:12:14 PM KOman
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** One RunningGag since the beginning of the series is Natsu's motion sickness. This is later stated to be a WeaksauceWeakness shared by Dragon Slayers, brushing off Wendy and Gajeel not experiencing it earlier as "not being true Dragon Slayers". This is somewhat plausible from the former, a 1ittle girl, but makes little sense with the latter, an fully-grown man who'd fought on par with Natsu since an early arc. [[spoiler:The aforementioned Irene]] would later explain that Dragon Slayers experience motion sickness because their draconic SuperSenses (namely their inner ears) are too potent for their otherwise human bodies, but [[spoiler:Acnologia is shown to suffer from motion sickness even in his Dragon form.]]

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** One RunningGag since the beginning of the series is Natsu's motion sickness. This is later stated to be a WeaksauceWeakness shared by Dragon Slayers, brushing off Wendy and Gajeel not experiencing it earlier as "not being true Dragon Slayers". This is somewhat plausible from the former, a 1ittle little girl, but makes little sense with the latter, an fully-grown man who'd fought on par with Natsu since an early arc. [[spoiler:The aforementioned Irene]] would later explain that Dragon Slayers experience motion sickness because their draconic SuperSenses (namely their inner ears) are too potent for their otherwise human bodies, but [[spoiler:Acnologia is shown to suffer from motion sickness even in his Dragon form.]]
9th Jul '17 12:11:12 PM KOman
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* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** Irene Belserion is revealed to be [[spoiler:the creator of Dragon Slayer magic]], yet Acnologia, who can [[spoiler:smell Dragon Slayers all over the ''continent'' , and was trying to kill them all]], had no interest in her until she goaded her. The next time they meet [[spoiler:(though "meet" might be inappropriate as Irene had just committed suicide)]], Acnologia suddenly knows this despite not even knowing her name before the end of their first confrontation.
** One RunningGag since the beginning of the series is Natsu's motion sickness. This is later stated to be a WeaksauceWeakness shared by Dragon Slayers, brushing off Wendy and Gajeel not experiencing it earlier as "not being true Dragon Slayers". This is somewhat plausible from the former, a 1ittle girl, but makes little sense with the latter, an fully-grown man who'd fought on par with Natsu since an early arc. [[spoiler:The aforementioned Irene]] would later explain that Dragon Slayers experience motion sickness because their draconic SuperSenses (namely their inner ears) are too potent for their otherwise human bodies, but [[spoiler:Acnologia is shown to suffer from motion sickness even in his Dragon form.]]
7th Jul '17 3:19:22 PM StFan
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* ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants has been guilty of making up the story as it went along]], resulting quite a few contradictions as the series went on:

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* ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants has been guilty of making up the story as it went along]], resulting quite a few contradictions as the series went on:



** The scene where Mamiya revealed that she was branded as a 'conquest' by Juda. This scar is instantly recognized. Even though Rei, the rival of said Juda, had seen Mamiya butt-naked twice before -- hell, he even personally shredded her clothes off once.

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** The scene where Mamiya revealed that she was branded as a 'conquest' "conquest" by Juda. This scar is instantly recognized. Even though Rei, the rival of said Juda, had seen Mamiya butt-naked twice before -- hell, he even personally shredded her clothes off once.



* ''{{Manga/Gantz}}''

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* ''{{Manga/Gantz}}'' ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''



* In the twelfth episode of ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Nana gets past the police barricade to reach Mariko's position. She simply arrives there - no explanation given, the barricade not seen in her travels. Kouta and Lucy-as-Nyu arrive to the barricade and find every soldier and policeman knocked out/dead--this is never made clear. Bando is nearby with Kurama, but does not arrive until well after this in the next episode, so Bando's not responsible. Lucy is still Nyu, and remains this again until well after the discovery that the barricade is down. Mariko is by definition at the far opposite end of this barricade, and pulling anything like that would get her blowed up real good. This leaves Nana as the knockout/killer. Except a huge plot point is that Nana does not kill, and with the exception of disabling the vectors (invisible arms) of other Diclonius, she has never shown talent for quietly knocking people out, in either anime or manga. Therefore, no one knocked out or killed the knocked-out/dead force at the barricade.

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* In the twelfth episode of ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Nana gets past the police barricade to reach Mariko's position. She simply arrives there - -- no explanation given, the barricade not seen in her travels. Kouta and Lucy-as-Nyu arrive to the barricade and find every soldier and policeman knocked out/dead--this is never made clear. Bando is nearby with Kurama, but does not arrive until well after this in the next episode, so Bando's not responsible. Lucy is still Nyu, and remains this again until well after the discovery that the barricade is down. Mariko is by definition at the far opposite end of this barricade, and pulling anything like that would get her blowed up real good. This leaves Nana as the knockout/killer. Except a huge plot point is that Nana does not kill, and with the exception of disabling the vectors (invisible arms) of other Diclonius, she has never shown talent for quietly knocking people out, in either anime or manga. Therefore, no one knocked out or killed the knocked-out/dead force at the barricade.



* In ''{{Manga/Dragon Ball}}'' and the original Japanese dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', there is a plot hole with regards to how Cell was able to survive and regenerate after he blew him self up, [[spoiler: killing Goku, King Kai and Bubbles and destroying King Kai's planet in the process]]. According to Cell, an organ inside his head allows him to regenerate, so long as that organ is not destroyed. Goku had previously destroyed Cell's entire upper body, head included, which should have prevented the evil Android from regenerating. This plot hole is averted in Creator/FUNimation's original English dub of the anime, where Cell states that "every cell in his body has a life of its own", and that one survived, which allowed him to regenerate.
** Early in the manga, Goku grabs Master Rabbit and his henchmen, extends his staff and plunks them onto the moon with absolutely no repercussions for Goku, or for them. And yet later, in the Freeza Arc, it's made a big deal that ''Goku can't breathe in space'', so if Namek exploded and he wasn't in a spaceship, he'd die. This might be justified since the manga underwent a GenreShift somewhat in the beginning, where it was mostly a comedic retelling The Journey To The West and when the Saiyans arrived, it began to focus a lot on martial arts, epic adventure and sci-fi.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
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In ''{{Manga/Dragon Ball}}'' the manga and the original Japanese dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', there is a plot hole with regards to how Cell was able to survive and regenerate after he blew him self up, [[spoiler: killing Goku, King Kai and Bubbles and destroying King Kai's planet in the process]]. According to Cell, an organ inside his head allows him to regenerate, so long as that organ is not destroyed. Goku had previously destroyed Cell's entire upper body, head included, which should have prevented the evil Android from regenerating. This plot hole is averted in Creator/FUNimation's original English dub of the anime, where Cell states that "every cell in his body has a life of its own", and that one survived, which allowed him to regenerate.
** Early in the manga, Goku grabs Master Rabbit and his henchmen, extends his staff and plunks them onto the moon with absolutely no repercussions for Goku, or for them. And yet later, in the Freeza Arc, it's made a big deal that ''Goku can't breathe in space'', so if Namek exploded and he wasn't in a spaceship, he'd die. This might be justified since the manga underwent a GenreShift somewhat in the beginning, where it was mostly a comedic retelling The ''The Journey To The West to the West'' and when the Saiyans arrived, it began to focus a lot on martial arts, epic adventure and sci-fi.



** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='=]s retelling of ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', [[spoiler:Captain Ginyu makes his return, stealing [[SparedByTheAdaptation Tagoma's body]] and rejoining Frieza]]. He tells him how he survived the destruction of Namek, but it never explains how he survived Kid Buu destroying Earth, especially since Vegeta specified that only the "good people" be resurrected. The only possible idea is that Ginyu kept his nose clean for the in-universe 14 years since arriving on Earth.
*** However, Ginyu is still a ''frog'' and not technically a ''person.'' So it kinda is a loophole that Ginyu unwittingly exploited. But it must be noted that a quite a few people were brought back to life with that wish during the Majin Boo arc, that had not right to brough back to life. Android 8, Fangs The Vampire, Giran, etc.

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='=]s retelling of ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', [[spoiler:Captain Ginyu makes his return, stealing [[SparedByTheAdaptation Tagoma's body]] and rejoining Frieza]]. He tells him how he survived the destruction of Namek, but it never explains how he survived Kid Buu destroying Earth, especially since Vegeta specified that only the "good people" be resurrected. The only possible idea is that Ginyu kept his nose clean for the in-universe 14 years since arriving on Earth.
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Earth. However, Ginyu is still a ''frog'' and not technically a ''person.'' So it kinda is a loophole that Ginyu unwittingly exploited. But it must be noted that a quite a few people were brought back to life with that wish during the Majin Boo arc, that had not right to brough back to life. Android 8, Fangs The Vampire, Giran, etc.



** ''{{Manga/Judge}}'' has a rather massive one. At the start, Hiro is tied up and thinks to himself about his surrounding and how someone knocked him out on the way from school. This creates a ''massive'' hole when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Hiro is one of the two people organised the entire scenario. In other words, not only did he tie himself up for no reason, but he's thinking about something that literally did not happen.]]

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** * ''{{Manga/Judge}}'' has a rather massive one. At the start, Hiro is tied up and thinks to himself about his surrounding and how someone knocked him out on the way from school. This creates a ''massive'' hole when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Hiro is one of the two people organised the entire scenario. In other words, not only did he tie himself up for no reason, but he's thinking about something that literally did not happen.]]



** ''[[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'' features a character whose ''whole existence'' is one - Mewtwo. The first movie and its prologue ([[NoExportForYou which wasn't included in the American version]]) clearly establishes its Mewtwo as a unique specimen - it was cloned from the DNA of a very rare (and near extinct) Pokémon, said DNA was altered in a specific way to make it even more powerful, the final result was lucky to have not died some time after being created (unlike its fellow clones), and it finally blew up the lab with all personnel and research inside, ensuring there were [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup no plans, prototype or backup]]. And for good measure, ''Mewtwo Returns'' had it [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wipe the minds of the organisation that commissioned his creation]], ensuring no effort could be made to recreate him. Despite this, the Mewtwo seen in ''Gensect and the Legend Awakened'' is physically identical to the original, with no backstory or explanation for why or how this is the case despite the aforementioned factors beyond "scientists made it with Mew's DNA". Who these scientists are, how ''they'' got Mew DNA or why they made Mewtwo to begin with isn't explained either.

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** ''[[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'' features a character whose ''whole existence'' is one - -- Mewtwo. The first movie and its prologue ([[NoExportForYou which wasn't included in the American version]]) clearly establishes its Mewtwo as a unique specimen - -- it was cloned from the DNA of a very rare (and near extinct) Pokémon, said DNA was altered in a specific way to make it even more powerful, the final result was lucky to have not died some time after being created (unlike its fellow clones), and it finally blew up the lab with all personnel and research inside, ensuring there were [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup no plans, prototype or backup]]. And for good measure, ''Mewtwo Returns'' had it [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wipe the minds of the organisation that commissioned his creation]], ensuring no effort could be made to recreate him. Despite this, the Mewtwo seen in ''Gensect and the Legend Awakened'' is physically identical to the original, with no backstory or explanation for why or how this is the case despite the aforementioned factors beyond "scientists made it with Mew's DNA". Who these scientists are, how ''they'' got Mew DNA or why they made Mewtwo to begin with isn't explained either.



* In ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'', Ms. Marvel gets killed twice. When questioned about this the writers claimed, tongue-in-cheek, that one was her identical twin sister.
** That's not the only life/death inconstistency in the series. A zombeifed Black Cat is first seen getting a hole punched in her by Iron Fist, but then an alive-and-well Black Cat appears on the Helacarrier. Luke Cage also mentions having eaten Dr Strange, but we later see Strange is still alive. And finally, a Zombiefied Dazzler was seen the the original Ultimate Fanstastic Four event, but the prequel {{Marvel Zombie Vs Army Of Darkness}}, we see Dazzler was bitten by Enchantress, but Dr Doom obliterated her before she could become a zombie.
* A revelation in ''{{Wolverine}}'' says that Logan's adamantium is actually toxic and his healing factor is constantly having to counteract blood poisoning. Not only should a non-reactive indestructible metal [[ArtisticLicenseChemistry not work like that]] (there's a reason metals like titanium and stainless steel are used in surgical implants), but it creates a big fat plot hole in the perfectly healthy forms of Lady Deathstrike, Cyber, and Bullseye (all of whom have adamantium skeletons) and the formerly healthy Hammerhead (who had an adamantium skull). You could {{handwave}} Deathstrike and Cyber (both being cyborgs who could presumably have systems that could deal with the toxicity). The otherwise normal human Bullseye and Hammerhead? Not so much.
* In ComicBook/JLAActOfGod there are numerous plot holes and discrepancies throughout the series, none of which are ever resolved or even realized:

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* In ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'', ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'':
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Ms. Marvel gets killed twice. When questioned about this the writers claimed, tongue-in-cheek, that one was her identical twin sister.
** That's not the only life/death inconstistency in the series. A zombeifed Black Cat is first seen getting a hole punched in her by Iron Fist, but then an alive-and-well Black Cat appears on the Helacarrier.Helicarrier. Luke Cage also mentions having eaten Dr Strange, but we later see Strange is still alive. And finally, a Zombiefied Dazzler was seen the the original Ultimate Fanstastic Four event, but the prequel {{Marvel ''Marvel Zombie Vs vs. Army Of Darkness}}, of Darkness'', we see Dazzler was bitten by Enchantress, but Dr Doom obliterated her before she could become a zombie.
* A revelation in ''{{Wolverine}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' says that Logan's adamantium is actually toxic and his healing factor is constantly having to counteract blood poisoning. Not only should a non-reactive indestructible metal [[ArtisticLicenseChemistry not work like that]] (there's a reason metals like titanium and stainless steel are used in surgical implants), but it creates a big fat plot hole in the perfectly healthy forms of Lady Deathstrike, Cyber, and Bullseye (all of whom have adamantium skeletons) and the formerly healthy Hammerhead (who had an adamantium skull). You could {{handwave}} Deathstrike and Cyber (both being cyborgs who could presumably have systems that could deal with the toxicity). The otherwise normal human Bullseye and Hammerhead? Not so much.
* In ComicBook/JLAActOfGod ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'' there are numerous plot holes and discrepancies throughout the series, none of which are ever resolved or even realized:



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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 chapter 50, Kokoa has somehow become aware ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Nermal's home is unclear. Jon mentions a few times that Akua Nermal lives on the farm with his parents, and Kahlua stole yet every time Jon and Garfield visit Jon's parents, Nermal is nowhere to be seen, and Garfield tends to be ambivalent towards visits to the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Chrono]] [[TimeTravel Displacement]] spell from their father's [[CollectorOfTheStrange secret archive]] for Kiria to use in farm, despite his EvilPlan, when that information was mortal enemy supposedly living there. John's folks and brother almost 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.visit John either, so what is Nermal doing in John's house, miles from his home, in literally every strip he appears in?



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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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-->"With regard to the amulet, it is a metaphor for believing in one's self. Remember the quote, "Courage of the heart is very rare, the stone has a power when it's there." It helps symbolize her courage and the power of the stone to help rescue her children...a miracle, if you will. God stuff. Granted, it isn't in the original novel, but we felt that it was much more powerful. Nicodemus says it was Jonathan's, but really just to get her to accept it. We didn't really think it was necessary to explain it further. Seems like we would eat up too much screen time to tell the history of the amulet, when the story was about an innocent widow mouse, who, thru her journey would find out that she has the courage to rescue her own family. Regarding magic, we really believe that animation calls for some magic, to give it a special "fantastic" quality. The stone or amulet is just a method of letting the audience know that Mrs. Brisby has found 'Courage of the Heart'. Magic? Maybe. Spiritual? Yes."

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-->"With --->"With regard to the amulet, it is a metaphor for believing in one's self. Remember the quote, "Courage of the heart is very rare, the stone has a power when it's there." It helps symbolize her courage and the power of the stone to help rescue her children...a miracle, if you will. God stuff. Granted, it isn't in the original novel, but we felt that it was much more powerful. Nicodemus says it was Jonathan's, but really just to get her to accept it. We didn't really think it was necessary to explain it further. Seems like we would eat up too much screen time to tell the history of the amulet, when the story was about an innocent widow mouse, who, thru her journey would find out that she has the courage to rescue her own family. Regarding magic, we really believe that animation calls for some magic, to give it a special "fantastic" quality. The stone or amulet is just a method of letting the audience know that Mrs. Brisby has found 'Courage of the Heart'. Magic? Maybe. Spiritual? Yes."



* The conflict of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' happens because [[BigBad Sunset Shimmer]] has inexplicably up to date knowledge given she's been stuck in an AlternateUniverse until then. She knew Twilight Sparkle despite Twilight not becoming Princess Celestia's student until [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil Sunset fled]]. She knew that there was a princess summit going on at the time, providing an opportunity to steal the Element of Magic. Most inexplicably, she knew said Element was rediscovered, what it looked like (it changed its appearance), and that taking it to said AlternateUniverse would alter its properties in such a way as to be useful in her plans.

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* The conflict of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' happens because [[BigBad Sunset Shimmer]] has inexplicably up to date up-to-date knowledge given she's been stuck in an AlternateUniverse until then. She knew Twilight Sparkle despite Twilight not becoming Princess Celestia's student until [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil Sunset fled]]. She knew that there was a princess summit going on at the time, providing an opportunity to steal the Element of Magic. Most inexplicably, she knew said Element was rediscovered, what it looked like (it changed its appearance), and that taking it to said AlternateUniverse would alter its properties in such a way as to be useful in her plans.



** The defeat of the entire alien race depends on accepting a truly batshit and ''very'' false concept about [[YouFailNuclearPhysicsForever radiation being explosive]]. Technically it's not the radiation that's explosive, it's some of the chemicals in the alien atmosphere that react explosively in the presence of the kind of radiation produced by uranium. Not much better and never explicitly stated in the movie though.
* In ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' when the ship carrying the ''T. rex'' arrives at the harbour, everyone inside has been killed and ripped to pieces somehow, even in places there is no way a six ton dinosaur could fit. It then managed to lock itself back in its cage, despite the controls being on the outside, and the doors to the cage undamaged. This is actually because there was an unfilmed scene where velociraptors managed to sneak aboard but was cut from the script.

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** The defeat of the entire alien race depends on accepting a truly batshit and ''very'' false concept about [[YouFailNuclearPhysicsForever radiation being explosive]]. Technically it's not the radiation that's explosive, it's some of the chemicals in the alien atmosphere that react explosively in the presence of the kind of radiation produced by uranium. Not much better and never explicitly stated in the movie movie, though.
* In ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' when the ship carrying the ''T. rex'' arrives at the harbour, harbor, everyone inside has been killed and ripped to pieces somehow, even in places there is no way a six ton six-ton dinosaur could fit. It then managed to lock itself back in its cage, despite the controls being on the outside, and the doors to the cage undamaged. This is actually because there was an unfilmed scene where velociraptors managed to sneak aboard but was cut from the script.



** The crew finds out that Kyle Pratt's daughter supposedly died with her father. No one on the crew thought to point out the obvious: where is the other casket? If she was just acting out of grief and delusion, there should be two caskets in the plane, not just the one carrying her dead husband. Good thing Pratt's not an {{idiot| ball}}. There is also a rare case of LampshadeHanging making everything worse: Kyle does ask Carson where the other casket is and he claims that he doesn't care after the trouble she's caused everyone on board. While it's later revealed that he is the villain, this still only calls attention to the fact that Captain Rich and the other flight attendants don't care either. See: VoodooShark. There are also quite a few others. But the most amusing one has to be when Carson is lying to the captain about Kyle being the hijacker. He tells her that she outright refuses to negotiate (as to not blow his cover) and to go ahead and have the airline wire the $50 million "she" demanded without "her knowing". Next scene shows him getting a call from the captain saying it's been wired. Yeah, That's very much how real life does not work. The airline has no idea who she is and Carson gives no evidence whatsoever that's she's a hijacker. Yeah, We'll all believe she's a hijacker because an air marshal, the person one should trust the most on an airplane, says so. At the very least, the airline would want a background identity to consider wiring the money.

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** The crew finds out that Kyle Pratt's daughter supposedly died with her father. No one No-one on the crew thought to point out the obvious: where is the other casket? If she was just acting out of grief and delusion, there should be two caskets in the plane, not just the one carrying her dead husband. Good thing Pratt's not an {{idiot| ball}}. There is also a rare case of LampshadeHanging making everything worse: Kyle does ask Carson where the other casket is and he claims that he doesn't care after the trouble she's caused everyone on board. While it's later revealed that he is the villain, this still only calls attention to the fact that Captain Rich and the other flight attendants don't care either. See: VoodooShark. There are also quite a few others. But the most amusing one has to be when Carson is lying to the captain about Kyle being the hijacker. He tells her that she outright refuses to negotiate (as to not blow his cover) and to go ahead and have the airline wire the $50 million "she" demanded without "her knowing". Next scene shows him getting a call from the captain saying it's been wired. Yeah, That's very much how real life does not work. The airline has no idea who she is and Carson gives no evidence whatsoever that's she's a hijacker. Yeah, We'll all believe she's a hijacker because an air marshal, the person one should trust the most on an airplane, says so. At the very least, the airline would want a background identity to consider wiring the money.



* ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''. All the aliens were destroyed in the previous film, and the queen tore off her ovipositor when she went after Ripley. In this film however there is somehow an alien egg on board the ''Sulaco''. [[spoiler:Actually two of them.]] Popular [[FanWank fan theories]] are that the queen keeps an extra egg stored in some other part of her body for emergencies.

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* ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''.''Film/Alien3''. All the aliens were destroyed in the previous film, and the queen tore off her ovipositor when she went after Ripley. In this film however there is somehow an alien egg on board the ''Sulaco''. [[spoiler:Actually two of them.]] Popular [[FanWank fan theories]] are that the queen keeps an extra egg stored in some other part of her body for emergencies.



* ''Film/SplitSecond'': It is likely that the identity of the SerialKiller as being a giant [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]-like monster was [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants decided on fairly late in production]], because a lot of the movie becomes nonsensical as a result. The alien is a nine-foot tall behemoth, yet no one in the night club (Or any of the other murder scenes) notice it walking around, while there's also a MurdererPOV shot shown at human eye level. It has giant claws, yet it can smear big letters on a mirror in blood. It can't talk, but somehow it paid someone to deliver a victim's heart to the police station. And so on.\\
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* ''Film/SplitSecond'': It is likely that the identity of the SerialKiller as being a giant [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]-like monster was [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants decided on fairly late in production]], because a lot of the movie becomes nonsensical as a result. The alien is a nine-foot tall behemoth, yet no one in the night club (Or any of the other murder scenes) notice it walking around, while there's also a MurdererPOV shot shown at human eye level. It has giant claws, yet it can smear big letters on a mirror in blood. It can't talk, but somehow it paid someone to deliver a victim's heart to the police station. And so on.\\
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-->''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer''
---> Huck: What's ransom?
---> Tom: Money. You make 'em raise all they can off'n their friends...
-->sometime in the next few weeks, in ''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'',
---> Ben Rogers: Ransomed? What's that?
---> Tom: I don't know. But that's what they do.

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-->''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer''
---> Huck:
Sawyer''\\
'''Huck:'''
What's ransom?
---> Tom:
ransom?\\
'''Tom:'''
Money. You make 'em raise all they can off'n their friends...
-->sometime in the next few weeks, in
friends...\\
''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'',
---> Ben Rogers:
Finn'', sometime in the next few week:\\
'''Ben Rogers:'''
Ransomed? What's that?
---> Tom:
that?\\
'''Tom:'''
I don't know. But that's what they do.



** After [[spoiler:The Lady loses her powers, all her Taken]] immediatly die; however, after [[spoiler:Dominator's soul gets sealed in a silver spike and it is acknowledged by characters that he can no longer project his will onto the world, the old Taken (created by Dominator)]] continue functioning perfectly;

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** After [[spoiler:The Lady loses her powers, all her Taken]] immediatly immediately die; however, after [[spoiler:Dominator's soul gets sealed in a silver spike and it is acknowledged by characters that he can no longer project his will onto the world, the old Taken (created by Dominator)]] continue functioning perfectly;



** In ''The Angel Experiment'', we discover that the Flock had parents, and Iggy's mom died, but his dad is alive. Fast-forward to ''School's Out -- Forever'', when who should show up but both his parents, alive and well and ready to make money off of him.\\
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There is a sort of throwaway line from Jeb in one of the books, where he mentions that they information the bird kids found at the Institute was probably planted by the Director. Still never mentioned again...\\
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** In ''The Angel Experiment'', we discover that the Flock had parents, and Iggy's mom died, but his dad is alive. Fast-forward to ''School's Out -- Forever'', when who should show up but both his parents, alive and well and ready to make money off of him.\\
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There is a sort of throwaway line from Jeb in one of the books, where he mentions that they information the bird kids found at the Institute was probably planted by the Director. Still never mentioned again...\\
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** The Atlantis expedition did their best to run the city off several Naquadah generators which were the most powerful available alternative (presumably more so than fusion). That let them get basic systems up and running. Atlantis seems to be just ''that'' power-hungry and [=ZPMs=] just that powerful.



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
** One episode sent the ship to investigate the first human colony outside the solar system to find out why it had suddenly stopped communicating with Earth - ''roughly 80 years prior''. Nobody had been sent to check this out earlier, because humans didn't have sufficiently fast ships. When T'Pol points out that the Vulcans had such ships eighty years ago, and could have investigated immediately, Captain Archer says only that asking favors from the Vulcans tended to carry a high price. There is no further elaboration of this point, even though they later discover that prompt Vulcan disaster-recovery assistance would have been extremely helpful to the colonists.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
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''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': One episode sent the ship to investigate the first human colony outside the solar system to find out why it had suddenly stopped communicating with Earth - -- ''roughly 80 years prior''. Nobody had been sent to check this out earlier, because humans didn't have sufficiently fast ships. When T'Pol points out that the Vulcans had such ships eighty years ago, and could have investigated immediately, Captain Archer says only that asking favors from the Vulcans tended to carry a high price. There is no further elaboration of this point, even though they later discover that prompt Vulcan disaster-recovery assistance would have been extremely helpful to the colonists.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The last season introduces a new form of Super-Vampire called the Turokhan. Turokhans have the same weaknesses as regular vampires. They die by a wooden stake in the heart, or decapitation, or sunlight. But their strengths are massively amplified, to the point that the highly experienced and strong Buffy Summers is unable to drive a stake deep enough through the Turokahn's super tough and thick skin to pierce its heart. A vicious, brutal, lopsided beatdown of curbstomp proportions ensues. Later Buffy is only able to kill this one Turokhan by luring him to a battlefield of her choosing where, after a lengthy battle she finally manages to decapitate him using razor wire. So, clearly the Turokhan are insanely tough right? This was the point. Cue the inverse law of Ninjas. In the final episodes Buffy and her squad of newly activated rookie slayers proceed to casually and effortlessly dust Turokhans left and right. Upstairs, the purely human (but fairly badass by human standards) Robin Wood is also effortlessly killing every Turokhan that comes near him with a simple metal knife to the chest. Nerdy little Andrew and clueless Anya (also both human, and considerably less combat-capable than Robin) are also effortlessly killing Turokhans. Anya kills one with a glancing blow from her sword to the hip. WordOfGod acknowledges the inconsistency, but says that the story of empowerment is more important than continuity [[http://slayageonline.com/EBS/btvs/DVD_Commentaries/chosen.htm here]]
** A [[FanWank fan theory]] is that the first Turokhan was much tougher because it had had a chance to feed unlike the Turokhan horde which was emerging from having been trapped underground for millenia.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The last season introduces a new form of Super-Vampire called the Turokhan. Turokhans have the same weaknesses as regular vampires. They die by a wooden stake in the heart, or decapitation, or sunlight. But their strengths are massively amplified, to the point that the highly experienced and strong Buffy Summers is unable to drive a stake deep enough through the Turokahn's super tough and thick skin to pierce its heart. A vicious, brutal, lopsided beatdown of curbstomp proportions ensues. Later Buffy is only able to kill this one Turokhan by luring him to a battlefield of her choosing where, after a lengthy battle she finally manages to decapitate him using razor wire. So, clearly the Turokhan are insanely tough right? This was the point. Cue the inverse law of Ninjas. In the final episodes Buffy and her squad of newly activated rookie slayers proceed to casually and effortlessly dust Turokhans left and right. Upstairs, the purely human (but fairly badass by human standards) Robin Wood is also effortlessly killing every Turokhan that comes near him with a simple metal knife to the chest. Nerdy little Andrew and clueless Anya (also both human, and considerably less combat-capable than Robin) are also effortlessly killing Turokhans. Anya kills one with a glancing blow from her sword to the hip. WordOfGod acknowledges the inconsistency, but says that the story of empowerment is more important than continuity [[http://slayageonline.com/EBS/btvs/DVD_Commentaries/chosen.htm here]]
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here]] A [[FanWank fan theory]] is that the first Turokhan was much tougher because it had had a chance to feed unlike the Turokhan horde which was emerging from having been trapped underground for millenia.



* ''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" has a flashback in which a young Gideon Malick and [[spoiler: his [[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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* In ''NewspaperComic/{{Garfield}}'', Nermal's home is unclear. Jon mentions a few times that Nermal lives on the farm with his parents, and yet every time Jon and Garfield visit Jon's parents, Nermal is nowhere to be seen, and Garfield tends to be ambivalent towards visits to the farm, despite his mortal enemy supposedly living there. John's folks and brother almost never visit John either, so what is Nermal doing in John's house, miles from his home, in literally every strip he appears in?
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* In ''NewspaperComic/{{Garfield}}'', Nermal's home is unclear. Jon mentions a few times that Nermal lives on the farm with his parents, and yet every time Jon and Garfield visit Jon's parents, Nermal is nowhere to be seen, and Garfield tends to be ambivalent towards visits to the farm, despite his mortal enemy supposedly living there. John's folks and brother almost never visit John either, so what is Nermal doing in John's house, miles from his home, in literally every strip he appears in?
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** When Cloud first encounters Reno in the Church, Reno's comment to Aeris ("Hey, sis, this one's a little weird") makes it clear he knows Zack well enough to recognise that Cloud's a substitute for him. He also is surprised that Cloud has [[GlowingEyes Mako eyes]], which he shouldn't be if he has any reason to believe Cloud is an actual former SOLDIER. Cloud at first doesn't recognise Reno, then suddenly does when the voice in his head (the 'real Cloud') prompts him, suggesting that Reno also knew the ''younger'' Cloud - Cloud's comments about the Turks' involvement in SOLDIER recruitment would suggest a likely reason for this. So Reno has more than enough information and access to information to figure out the truth about Cloud, and yet it's never bought up again, even though Shinra could easily use that information to destroy some of their worst enemies. Note that it's entirely in character for PunchclockVillain Reno to know everything about Cloud but just not care about it; he may also be under orders from Hojo, who also knows the truth but keeps it to himself [[ForScience just to see what Cloud will do on his own]].

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** When Cloud first encounters Reno in the Church, Reno's comment to Aeris ("Hey, sis, this one's a little weird") makes it clear he knows Zack well enough to recognise recognize that Cloud's a substitute for him. He also is surprised that Cloud has [[GlowingEyes Mako eyes]], which he shouldn't be if he has any reason to believe Cloud is an actual former SOLDIER. Cloud at first doesn't recognise Reno, then suddenly does when the voice in his head (the 'real Cloud') prompts him, suggesting that Reno also knew the ''younger'' Cloud - Cloud's comments about the Turks' involvement in SOLDIER recruitment would suggest a likely reason for this. So Reno has more than enough information and access to information to figure out the truth about Cloud, and yet it's never bought up again, even though Shinra could easily use that information to destroy some of their worst enemies. Note that it's entirely in character for PunchclockVillain Reno to know everything about Cloud but just not care about it; he may also be under orders from Hojo, who also knows the truth but keeps it to himself [[ForScience just to see what Cloud will do on his own]].



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%%* ''Webcomic/DemolitionSquad'' either is full of these, or the whole plot simply doesn't make any sense at all.. heavily lampshaded by Nadine

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%%* ''Webcomic/DemolitionSquad'' either is full of these, or the whole plot simply doesn't make any sense at all..all... heavily lampshaded by Nadine



** A truly baffling one happens in the Vacation in Europe side season. In the first episode, Shredder and the Turtles run into each other in France, and fight on top of the Eifel Tower. In the next episode, the Turtles are still in France, and not only do they talk about going to see the Eifel Tower, Shredder is shocked when he learns they're in France. It almost seems like two season opening episodes were made seperately.

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** A truly baffling one happens in the Vacation in Europe side season. In the first episode, Shredder and the Turtles run into each other in France, and fight on top of the Eifel Eiffel Tower. In the next episode, the Turtles are still in France, and not only do they talk about going to see the Eifel Eiffel Tower, Shredder is shocked when he learns they're in France. It almost seems like two season opening season-opening episodes were made seperately.separately.



* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': When we last see the Trix in Season 2, they are stuck in the Realix realm, yet at the beginning of Season 3 they have somehow been arrested and dropped off in the Omega dimension.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'':
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When we last see the Trix in Season 2, they are stuck in the Realix realm, yet at the beginning of Season 3 they have somehow been arrested and dropped off in the Omega dimension.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode, "The Prince Who Wanted Everything," Cake notices that Lumpy Space Prince somehow knows Fionna's name despite never meeting her before. Justified since the episode is a crappy fanfiction written by Lumpy Space Princess.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode, "The Prince Who Wanted Everything," Everything", Cake notices that Lumpy Space Prince somehow knows Fionna's name despite never meeting her before. Justified since the episode is a crappy fanfiction written by Lumpy Space Princess.
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** "One hit wonders" are precisely that: people who have one hit. Almost all of them have other songs. And things like this do happen (Milli Vanilli, for instance). Given how much she has tried to hide it, it's probable that Robin considers this her OldShame and does everything she can to hide it.
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* Even ignoring the massive amounts of FridgeLogic in the franchise ''Film/ThePurge'' has a rather localized, but significant plot hole in regards to the antagonists knowing that Dwayne "Bloody Stranger" Bishop ran into the Sandin's house. During the opening credits, the drive into the Sandin's neighborhood is seen, and it appears to be a somewhat gated suburb a ways away from the main city, with a long, curving road leading to their house. Later in the film, Bishop runs into the neighborhood, and takes shelter in the Sandin house. Several minutes pass before and the gang of purgers are seen entering the suburb through the gates, yet they somehow know positively which house their victim is in.
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