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24th Apr '18 8:57:42 AM kawaiineko333
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* In ''Webcomic/{{PVP}}'', Scratch Fury succeeds exactly where [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater Red Mage]] failed in [[http://www.pvponline.com/2008/09/10/candles-in-the-dark/ this strip]]. He does it again, to a chimera this time, in [[http://www.pvponline.com/2008/09/18/carry-the-one/ this strip]]. This time, however, it doesn't go off until he corrects an error in his equation.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{PVP}}'', Scratch Fury succeeds exactly where [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater Red Mage]] failed in [[http://www.pvponline.com/2008/09/10/candles-in-the-dark/ this strip]]. He does it again, to a chimera this time, in [[http://www.pvponline.com/2008/09/18/carry-the-one/ [[http://pvponline.com/comic/carry-the-one this strip]]. This time, however, it doesn't go off until he corrects an error in his equation.
15th Apr '18 8:59:55 AM Andyroid
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* In ''ComicBook/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's short-lived "good" duplicate, encompassing all his good traits with none of the bad, vanished in a puff of smoke after Calvin provoked him into having an evil thought. [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2011/04/06 According to Calvin, his fate was an inevitability.]]
12th Apr '18 8:19:07 PM Observance
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* In ''ComicBook/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's short-lived "good" duplicate, encompassing all his good traits with none of the bad, vanished in a puff of smoke after Calvin provoked him into having an evil thought. [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2011/04/06 According to Calvin, his fate was an inevitability.]]
1st Apr '18 6:43:59 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MeetTheRobinsons'', the main villain is defeated when [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext the past version of its creator vows to never invent it]], thus erasing both it and its successfully completed evil plan from existence.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MeetTheRobinsons'', thanks to TimeTravel, Lewis defeats the main villain is defeated when [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext the past version of its creator vows to BigBad simply by saying "[[spoiler:I am never going to invent it]], thus erasing both it and its successfully completed evil plan from existence.]]you]]."
19th Mar '18 12:17:28 AM tiiger
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* Played with in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Field Trip". When Mulder and Scully realize they're experiencing a shared hallucination, everything melts away to reveal that they are in a cave and are being slowly digested by a unidentified substance. Back in Washington, an increasingly unlikely series of events unfolds and eventually Mulder posits that they never left the cave, pointing out when a person is unknowingly exposed to a hallucinogen, becoming aware of it doesn't negate the effect. The hallucination wears off shortly after when they are rescued for real.
18th Mar '18 11:45:25 PM tiiger
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* The short-lived Australian sketch show ''The Comedy Sale'' had a sketch in which two women discuss their everyday lives. It becomes increasingly apparent that they are the antithesis of middle class Australians in the early 90s, and the sketch ends with them both remembering that they don't exist and promptly vanishing.
14th Mar '18 1:29:32 PM SteveMB
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's short story "The Nonesuch", the human settlers of a planet inhabited by a telepathic predator solve the problem by [[spoiler: convincing themselves (and future generations) that the creature does not exist. When the creature tries to attack someone who sees it and refuses to believe that it's real, psychic feedback causes it to disappear until the would-be victim moves on.]]
11th Mar '18 5:06:22 AM Andyroid
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* A [[EnemyWithout duplicator story]] in ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' ends this way. Calvin made a clone of his "good side" to do his chores and go to school for him. They got into an argument, and the clone disappeared as soon as it had an evil thought.

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* A [[EnemyWithout duplicator story]] in ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' ends this way. Calvin made a clone of his "good side" to do his chores and go to school for him. They got into an argument, and the clone disappeared as soon as it had got angry enough to have an evil thought.
14th Feb '18 1:17:11 AM ThePocket
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* A [[EnemyWithout duplicator story]] in ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' ends this way. Calvin made a clone of his "good side" to do his chores and go to school for him. They got into an argument, and the clone disappeared as soon as it had an evil thought.
-->'''Hobbes:''' [[LampshadeHanging Another casualty of applied meta-physics.]]
* In ''Comicstrip/BloomCounty'', Oliver Wendell Jones creates a math formula which explains the existence of everything everywhere...except penguins. Opus disappears, and then reappears when Oliver notices a mistake in the formula and rewrites it.
** In another strip, Oliver hacks into the IRS computers and erases all data pertaining to his father, so his dad won't have to pay taxes. His father is immediately erased from existence.


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* A [[EnemyWithout duplicator story]] in ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' ends this way. Calvin made a clone of his "good side" to do his chores and go to school for him. They got into an argument, and the clone disappeared as soon as it had an evil thought.
-->'''Hobbes:''' [[LampshadeHanging Another casualty of applied meta-physics.]]
* In ''Comicstrip/BloomCounty'', Oliver Wendell Jones creates a math formula which explains the existence of everything everywhere...except penguins. Opus disappears, and then reappears when Oliver notices a mistake in the formula ([[CarryTheOne he forgot to carry the two]]) and rewrites it.
** In another strip, Oliver hacks into the IRS computers and erases all data pertaining to his father, so his dad won't have to pay taxes. His father is immediately erased from existence.
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10th Feb '18 2:19:38 PM Neosonic97
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* In ''{{Videogame/Touhou}}'', while it has not actually happened in-canon, it is heavily implied that this would be the fate of any supernatural being who nobody believes in any more, due to the setting relying heavily on ClapYourHandsifYouBelieve. In fact, the creation of the Great Hakurei Barrier was specifically for the purpose of defying this trope, and it would likely hit all of the supernatural residents of Gensokyo in full force should the Great Hakurei Barrier fall.

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* In ''{{Videogame/Touhou}}'', while it has not actually happened in-canon, it is heavily implied that this would be the fate of any supernatural being who nobody believes in any more, due to the setting relying heavily on ClapYourHandsifYouBelieve.ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. In fact, the creation of the Great Hakurei Barrier was specifically for the purpose of defying this trope, and it would likely hit all of the supernatural residents of Gensokyo in full force should the Great Hakurei Barrier fall.
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