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16th Apr '16 7:16:54 PM maddthesane
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** As a general rule, it's averted with Michelle. WordOfGod states that she's no more prone to asking riddles than any other person.
27th Jan '16 5:40:22 AM Kayube
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* Dora Sphinx from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' takes the human form of a game show host who asks riddles to children (and later, the Rangers), and traps them inside trees when they answer wrong. He even asks the classic sphinx riddle to stump the first kid at the beginning of the episode. The heroes eventually turn this against him, defeating him by [[BriarPatching tricking him into asking them what his weak point is]] (because he always reveals the correct answer to riddles after receiving a wrong answer).
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18th Nov '15 12:13:21 PM DaibhidC
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* In OdgenNash's poem "Fables Bullfinch Forgot: The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules", the Roman Gods declared that in order to prove himself worthy of being a god, Hercules had to defeat the Sphinx in a riddle contest.

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* In OdgenNash's Creator/OgdenNash's poem "Fables Bullfinch Forgot: The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules", the Roman Gods declared that in order to prove himself worthy of being a god, Hercules had to defeat the Sphinx in a riddle contest.
18th Oct '15 2:49:31 AM Anddrix
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/SkinDeep''. Michelle Jocasta, who is a Sphinx, once dressed up for Halloween as Comicbook/{{The Riddler}}, because [[WordOfGod she thinks]] [[LampshadeHanging she's being clever]].

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* Played with in ''Webcomic/SkinDeep''. Michelle Jocasta, who is a Sphinx, once dressed up for Halloween as Comicbook/{{The Riddler}}, The Riddler, because [[WordOfGod she thinks]] [[LampshadeHanging she's being clever]].
1st Oct '15 5:28:19 AM Phred
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* The Sphinx in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' is one of these. She notes that this makes her way cooler than her twin sister Callista, who doesn't tell riddles at all and just outright attacks people instead.
8th Jul '15 11:37:47 PM Koveras
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* In one SkippyjonJones story, the title character is asked this riddle by an Egyptian Sphinx parody called "The Finx":

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* In one SkippyjonJones ''Literature/SkippyjonJones'' story, the title character is asked this riddle by an Egyptian Sphinx parody called "The Finx":
4th May '15 11:03:13 AM nombretomado
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In ClassicalMythology, [[Theatre/OedipusRex Oedipus]] encountered a Sphinx and was, famously, forced to solve the RiddleOfTheSphinx in order to pass. Ever since, it's been a tradition that all sphinxes ask riddles. So if you see a sphinx, be prepared for a game of RiddleMeThis.

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In ClassicalMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, [[Theatre/OedipusRex Oedipus]] encountered a Sphinx and was, famously, forced to solve the RiddleOfTheSphinx in order to pass. Ever since, it's been a tradition that all sphinxes ask riddles. So if you see a sphinx, be prepared for a game of RiddleMeThis.
9th Apr '15 8:02:11 PM ultimomant
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* One Sphinx appears in "Quest Buy" from ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''. Marco and Star manage to blow through the riddle thanks to the internet.

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* One Sphinx appears in "Quest Buy" from ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''. ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''. Marco and Star manage to blow through the riddle thanks to the internet.Internet.
9th Apr '15 3:44:14 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* One Sphinx appears in "Quest Buy" from ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''. Marco and Star manage to blow through the riddle thanks to the internet.
10th Mar '15 6:24:13 AM Patachou
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': In ''De IJzeren Kolonel'' ("The Iron Colonel") Nero and a British colonel are stuck in an Egyptian tomb where the sphinx tells them they are not allowed to leave unless they solve his riddle, which is the famous one from Greek mythology. Nero finally solves it and they are allowed to leave.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': In ''De IJzeren [=IJzeren=] Kolonel'' ("The Iron Colonel") Nero and a British colonel are stuck in an Egyptian tomb where the sphinx tells them they are not allowed to leave unless they solve his riddle, which is the famous one from Greek mythology. Nero finally solves it and they are allowed to leave.
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