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30th Dec '16 8:10:31 AM Goldfritha
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** Inverted later. To create an air of exclusivity about her bar, Stabs sets the rule that people must ask the bouncer a riddle he can't answer -- and to ensure it does not actually exclude people or their money, she sets the DumbMuscle Slobber as the doorman. [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-8-61/ Dorilys passes]] by asking, "And ''why'' do I need to ask you a riddle to pass?"
28th Dec '16 4:59:12 PM WillKeaton
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* In the gamebook ''[[Literature/TimeMachineSeries Blade of the Guillotine]]'', set during the French Revolution, the protagonist learns that the MacGuffin is in a garden where a plant with underground roots is feeding the hearts and souls of the nation. It means that the MacGuffin is, well, buried in a potato garden. If the player tries to be smart, reads the riddle as a metaphor and visits the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Convention National Convention]], he gets in trouble.

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* In the gamebook ''[[Literature/TimeMachineSeries Blade of the Guillotine]]'', set during the French Revolution, the protagonist learns that the MacGuffin is in a garden where a plant with underground roots is feeding the hearts and souls of the nation. It means that the MacGuffin is, well, buried in a potato garden. If the player tries to be smart, reads the riddle as a metaphor and visits the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Convention National Convention]], Convention,]] he gets in trouble.
28th Dec '16 4:58:39 PM WillKeaton
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-->'''[[spoiler:King!]]Loki''': Answer my ''riddle'' and I'll be on my way. I'm best known for [[UnderTheMistletoe spreading]] ''[[UnderTheMistletoe kisses]]'', and yet ''none'' dare to place their lips on me[[note]]mistletoe is poisonous[[/note]], and I ''kill'' what I cling tight to.[[note]]Mistletoe is parasitic and kills the trees it grows on.[[/note]] Who am I?

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-->'''[[spoiler:King!]]Loki''': Answer my ''riddle'' and I'll be on my way. I'm best known for [[UnderTheMistletoe spreading]] ''[[UnderTheMistletoe kisses]]'', and yet ''none'' dare to place their lips on me[[note]]mistletoe me,[[note]]mistletoe is poisonous[[/note]], poisonous[[/note]] and I ''kill'' what I cling tight to.[[note]]Mistletoe is parasitic and kills the trees it grows on.[[/note]] Who am I?
28th Dec '16 4:58:22 PM WillKeaton
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-->'''[[spoiler:King!]]Loki''': Answer my ''riddle'' and I'll be on my way. I'm best known for [[UnderTheMistletoe spreading]] ''[[UnderTheMistletoe kisses]]'', and yet ''none'' dare to place their lips on me[[note]]mistletoe is poisonous[[/note]], and I ''kill'' what I cling tight to[[note]]mistletoe is parasitic and kills the trees it grows on[[/note]]. Who am I?

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-->'''[[spoiler:King!]]Loki''': Answer my ''riddle'' and I'll be on my way. I'm best known for [[UnderTheMistletoe spreading]] ''[[UnderTheMistletoe kisses]]'', and yet ''none'' dare to place their lips on me[[note]]mistletoe is poisonous[[/note]], and I ''kill'' what I cling tight to[[note]]mistletoe to.[[note]]Mistletoe is parasitic and kills the trees it grows on[[/note]]. on.[[/note]] Who am I?
13th Dec '16 3:43:39 PM Lemia
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** Parodied and subverted in the game's sequel, where the sphinx rejects every answer you give and you're eventually given the option to [[CuttingTheKnot just kill it]].
11th Oct '16 11:39:55 PM GoblinCipher
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*** Answer is "[[DisintegratorRay <Disintegrate>]]!", no?
7th Aug '16 1:21:12 PM erforce
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* One optional mission in ''[[VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer 2]]'' involves using math to identify the nav point you need to go to, to complete the mission.

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* One optional mission in ''[[VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer 2]]'' ''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening'' involves using math to identify the nav point you need to go to, to complete the mission.
27th Jul '16 12:04:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', the classic "KnightsAndKnaves" puzzle is sent up/parodied where there's three guards. One only tells the truth, one only lies, and one [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy stabs people who ask tricky questions.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', the classic "KnightsAndKnaves" puzzle is sent up/parodied where there's three guards. One only tells the truth, one only lies, and one [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy stabs people who ask tricky questions.]]
21st Jul '16 3:36:40 PM margdean56
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** Yes, the answer is mistletoe and Loki is trolling the other god with his KryptoniteFactor. Poor Balder is also kind of clueless and refuses to answer so the next time we see him its a DecapitationPresentation.

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** Yes, the answer is mistletoe and Loki is trolling the other god with his KryptoniteFactor. Poor Balder is also kind of clueless and refuses to answer so the next time we see him its it's a DecapitationPresentation.
19th Jun '16 1:44:17 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''ComicBook/Asterix'': Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar has the titular characters solve two riddles by an old druid to gain an ingredient to win against the romans.

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* ''ComicBook/Asterix'': ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}: Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar Caesar'' has the titular characters solve two riddles by an old druid to gain an ingredient to win against the romans.
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