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9th Jul '16 11:33:42 AM nombretomado
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* During the Bohrok arc of ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'', Pohatu and Onua, both the strongest of the Toa, struggle to break a rock wall to escape before the room fills with lava. However, they're unable to make a single chip in it. Lewa realizes that there's ''nothing'' the two of them are unable to smash, which means the wall cannot exist. As soon as they stop believing the wall exists, it disappears.\\

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* During the Bohrok arc of ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'', ''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}'', Pohatu and Onua, both the strongest of the Toa, struggle to break a rock wall to escape before the room fills with lava. However, they're unable to make a single chip in it. Lewa realizes that there's ''nothing'' the two of them are unable to smash, which means the wall cannot exist. As soon as they stop believing the wall exists, it disappears.\\
1st Jul '16 2:26:22 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' had the kids annoying René Descartes ("I Think, therefore I Am") so much that he couldn't think. As soon as he realizes this, ''poof!''[[note]]For those not in the know, his famous statement refers to the fact that he is ''capable'' of thought, in general, and thus he -- or at least his mind -- must exist in some form because the thoughts must be originating from something. But of course that's not as funny as a person spontaneously poofing out of existence.[[/note]]

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' had the kids annoying René Descartes ("I Think, therefore I Am") so much that he couldn't think. As soon as he realizes this, ''poof!''[[note]]For those not in the know, his famous statement refers to the fact that he is ''capable'' of thought, in general, and thus he -- or at least his mind -- must exist in some form because the thoughts must be originating from something. But of course that's not as funny as a person spontaneously poofing out of existence.[[/note]]



* Invoked in a ''FoghornLeghorn'' cartoon where he was playing hide and seek with the nerdy little male chick. Foghorn hid in a shed, the chick scrawled some equations on a piece of paper and then found Foghorn in a different location. Foghorn goes crazy, pointing out that he was hiding in the shed, at which point the chick shows him the equations and Foghorn is forced to admit that "figures don't lie". Foghorn and the chick walk over to the shed, and Foghorn stops as he is reaching to open the door, saying "No, I better not look; I just ''might'' be in there".

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* Invoked in a ''FoghornLeghorn'' WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn cartoon where he was playing hide and seek with the nerdy little male chick. Foghorn hid in a shed, the chick scrawled some equations on a piece of paper and then found Foghorn in a different location. Foghorn goes crazy, pointing out that he was hiding in the shed, at which point the chick shows him the equations and Foghorn is forced to admit that "figures don't lie". Foghorn and the chick walk over to the shed, and Foghorn stops as he is reaching to open the door, saying "No, I better not look; I just ''might'' be in there".



* The ''DangerMouse'' episode "Once Upon A Timeslip" has DM and Penfold in the Mk. III motorcar having been transported to medieval England through a microphone quirk and the show's announcer. When Penfold brings up the fact that there were no cars in the Middle Ages, the Mk. III suddenly vanishes, leaving our heroes to plummet to the ground.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', during a ''U.S. Acres'' segment. Orson points out that, [[ThisIsReality in the real world]], if you stepped off a cliff, you'd fall into the chasm the exact moment your feet stepped into thin air - whereas, in a cartoon, if you do the same thing, [[GravityIsAHarshMistress "you don't fall until you realize you're falling".]]

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* The ''DangerMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "Once Upon A a Timeslip" has DM and Penfold in the Mk. III motorcar having been transported to medieval England through a microphone quirk and the show's announcer. When Penfold brings up the fact that there were no cars in the Middle Ages, the Mk. III suddenly vanishes, leaving our heroes to plummet to the ground.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', during a ''U.S. Acres'' segment. Orson points out that, [[ThisIsReality in the real world]], if you stepped off a cliff, you'd fall into the chasm the exact moment your feet stepped into thin air - whereas, in a cartoon, if you do the same thing, [[GravityIsAHarshMistress "you don't fall until you realize you're falling".]]



* Similarly, in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'' episode "To Beat Or Not To Beat", Francine [[ItMakesSenseInContext puts on a football helmet, flaps her arms, and flies in the air.]] And then...
-->'''Arthur''': Francine, stop it! You're going to get hurt. ''Kids can't fly!''
-->'''Francine''': They can't?
-->'''Arthur''': No! It's impossible!
-->'''Francine''': Oh. ''(screams and falls into a pile of leaves)''
-->'''Arthur''': Don't you hate it when you have to burst someone's bubble?

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* Similarly, in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "To Beat Or Not To Beat", Francine [[ItMakesSenseInContext puts on a football helmet, flaps her arms, and flies in the air.]] And then...
-->'''Arthur''': Francine, stop it! You're going to get hurt. ''Kids can't fly!''
-->'''Francine''':
fly!''\\
'''Francine''':
They can't?
-->'''Arthur''':
can't?\\
'''Arthur''':
No! It's impossible!
-->'''Francine''':
impossible!\\
'''Francine''':
Oh. ''(screams and falls into a pile of leaves)''
-->'''Arthur''':
leaves)''\\
'''Arthur''':
Don't you hate it when you have to burst someone's bubble?
17th May '16 4:08:59 AM daveryan3
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* ''Videogame/TheBardsTaleTrilogy'' gives the Sorceror class the ability to summon illusions to fight with the party. These can inflict damage on the enemy, and any damaged inflicted stays inflicted no matter what subsequently happens, but if the monsters disbelieve the illusion it immediately disappears. This doesn't stop the Sorceror immediately summoning up another monster exactly like it - it seems LaserGuidedAmnesia stops enemies immediately realising this new monster is an illusion too.
1st May '16 10:32:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Vanishing in a puff of logic is a consuming peril for the witches in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', who are largely only as real as they can convince other people they are. Witches are therefore continually performing horrendous deeds in order to be recognised, while trying to undercut the reality of their rivals. At one point a witch uses magic to disprove her own existence, which has a result like reality DividingByZero.

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* Vanishing in a puff of logic is a consuming peril for the witches in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', who are largely only as real as they can convince other people they are. Witches are therefore continually performing horrendous deeds in order to be recognised, while trying to undercut the reality of their rivals. At one point a witch uses magic to disprove her own existence, which has a result like reality DividingByZero.
30th Apr '16 7:57:54 AM Grudgeal
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** A very charismatic and wise Nameless One can, instead of recruiting Vhailor, either convince him that his PurposeDrivenImmortality is pointless or that he's restricting himself because the number of currently dead criminals outnumber the currently living ones. Successfully convincing him of either is enough to make him (literally) give up the ghost and die.
22nd Apr '16 6:55:58 AM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Spongebob and Patrick as keeping warm with a fire, Patrick questions how they have a fire when they're underwater, and it immediately goes out. Later it [[MindScrew lights up again later when Patrick kicks the tinder.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** In "Life of Crime",
Spongebob and Patrick as keeping warm with a fire, Patrick questions how they have a fire when they're underwater, and it immediately goes out. Later it [[MindScrew lights up again later when Patrick kicks the tinder.]]]]
** In "House Sittin' for Sandy", [=Spongebob=] spends a good part of the episode in Sandy's treedome ''without'' his helmet. It's only when Patrick shows up wearing his and [=Spongebob=] inquires about it does Patrick remind him they can't breathe air and he starts choking.
19th Apr '16 11:20:12 AM CASCHero
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* In the prequel story to ''Manga/FairyTail'' a.k.a ''Fairy Tail Zero'', one of Mavis's companions is a girl name Zera who she saved a long time ago when they were kids. Time passes, they meet the other future founding members of Fairy Tail and have an adventure. However at the end of it one of them Yuri explains to Mavis that [[spoiler: Zera is just an ImaginaryFriend Mavis conjured up by her powers after the real Zera died from her injuries all those years ago. Once Zera confirms it, she starts to fade away as Mavis was unaware of this until being revealed the truth of such]].

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* In the prequel story to ''Manga/FairyTail'' a.k.a ''Fairy Tail Zero'', one of Mavis's companions is a girl name Zera who she saved a long time ago when they were kids. Time passes, they meet the other future founding members of Fairy Tail and have an adventure. However at the end of it it, one of them them, Yuri explains to Mavis that [[spoiler: Zera is just an ImaginaryFriend Mavis conjured up by her powers after the real Zera died from her injuries all those years ago. Once Zera confirms it, she starts to fade away as Mavis was unaware of this until being revealed the truth of such]].
19th Apr '16 11:18:27 AM CASCHero
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* In the prequel story to ''Manga/FairyTail'' a.k.a ''Fairy Tail Zero'', one of Mavis's companions is a girl name Zera who she saved a long time ago when they were kids. Time passes, they meet the other future founding members of Fairy Tail and have an adventure. However at the end of it one of them Yuri explains to Mavis that [[spoiler: Zera is just an ImaginaryFriend Mavis conjured up by her powers after the real Zera died from her injuries all those years ago. Once Zera confirms it, she starts to fade away as Mavis was unaware of this until being revealed the truth of such]].
8th Apr '16 11:13:55 PM Luc
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** Even more aggravating are the reverse phenomena: heisenbugs. The kind that are immediately apparent when you are running your code normally, but magically disappear when you try to fix or isolate them, leaving you with [[ParanoiaFuel that nagging feeling that they can come back at any time]], no matter how much work you've done to fix them.

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** Even more aggravating are the reverse phenomena: heisenbugs. The kind that are immediately apparent when you are running your code normally, but magically disappear when you try to fix or isolate them, leaving you with [[ParanoiaFuel that nagging feeling that they can come back at any time]], no matter how much work you've done to fix them. Usually, these bugs are triggered by a reverse of the same phenomena that causes Shroedinbugs: the error only shows up due to some junk data, and the presence of a debugger disturbs the cause of the bug to the point that it no longer exists. Alternately, a bug in one subsystem is only triggered when a bug in another system goes off, and so on, to the point that the result is impossible to replicate.
15th Mar '16 6:54:34 AM DougSMachina
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** Then there's that genie in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. The characters wish to go someplace. Cue them all sitting inside the genie's bottle for the ride. . . .''while they themselves are carrying it''. The entire setup was banking on the universe not noticing what they were doing, which backfired once one of the characters pointed out the conundrum. Puff of Logic ensues.

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** Then there's that genie in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. The characters wish to go someplace. Cue them someplace, so they all sitting sit inside the genie's bottle for the ride. . . .''while they themselves are carrying it''. it'', so the bottle moves because it's inside the moving bottle. The entire setup was is banking on the universe not noticing what they were doing, which backfired backfires once one of the characters pointed points out the conundrum. The Puff of Logic ensues.
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