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9th Sep '17 12:00:13 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E17DaringDone Daring Done?]]", an extended flashback sequence features sphinx in the shape of an enormous, winged catlike creature that terrorized Somnambula's home in the distant past, kidnapping its prince when he tried to stand up to her. When Somnambula came to rescue the kidnapped prince, the sphinx demanded that she solve a riddle before being permitted to do so.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E17DaringDone Daring Done?]]", an extended flashback sequence features sphinx in the shape of an enormous, winged catlike creature with a vaguely pony-like head that terrorized Somnambula's home in the distant past, kidnapping its prince when he tried to stand up to her. When Somnambula came to rescue the kidnapped prince, the sphinx demanded that she solve a riddle before being permitted to do so.
9th Sep '17 9:27:51 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E17DaringDone Daring Done?]]", an extended flashback sequence features sphinx in the shape of an enormous, winged catlike creature that terrorized Somnambula's home in the distant past, kidnapping its prince when he tried to stand up to her. When Somnambula came to rescue the kidnapped prince, the sphinx demanded that she solve a riddle before being permitted to do so.
-->'''Sphinx:''' I shine brightest in the dark. I am there, but cannot be seen. To have me costs you nothing. To be without me costs you everything.\\
'''Somnambula:''' ... Hope.
18th May '17 9:49:29 PM Theriocephalus
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* This is a standard theme for sphinxes in ''Tabletopgame/MagicTheGathering'':

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* This is a standard theme for sphinxes in ''Tabletopgame/MagicTheGathering'':''Tabletopgame/MagicTheGathering'', where they are the iconic large creatures for Blue, the color of knowledge and the mind, and often get mechanics related to knowing and guessing.



** [[http://magiccards.info/m12/en/76.html Sphinx of Uthuun]] gives your opponent choice of which cards to put into your hand.

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** [[http://magiccards.info/m12/en/76.html Sphinx of Uthuun]] gives your opponent choice of which cards to put into your hand.hand and which to put into your graveyard.
19th Apr '17 12:18:29 PM DaibhidC
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* Inverted in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' with the Antisphinx. OnlySmartPeopleMayPass, but ''you'' have to come up with a riddle ''it'' can't answer.

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* Inverted in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' with the Antisphinx. OnlySmartPeopleMayPass, but ''you'' have to come up with a riddle ''it'' can't answer. And there's a further twist: [[spoiler: this does not mean a riddle it can't answer ''correctly'']].
18th Apr '17 9:54:12 AM DaibhidC
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* Inverted in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' with the Antisphinx. OnlySmartPeopleMayPass, but ''you'' have to come up with a riddle ''it'' can't answer.
7th Apr '17 8:07:12 AM Bearface
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*''ComicBook/{{AllStarSuperman}}'': Atlas and Samson have tricked Superman into facing off against the Ultra-Sphinx, a kind of cosmic version of the original creature, with Lois Lane's life hanging in the balance. To save her he must answer the unanswerable question. Atlas and Samson are time travelers, and therefore know that Superman will be able to answer the question, but they do not know what the answer will be. Superman has to solve it himself.
-->'''Ultra-Sphinx:''' Question: What. Happens. When. The. Unstoppable. Force. Meets. The. Immovable. Object?
-->'''Superman:''' How about this? [[spoiler:They surrender.]]
-->'''Ultra-Sphinx:''' Response. Acceptable.
19th Mar '17 7:21:59 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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** In the episode "Let's Play Prince Charming", Mr. Cat disguises himself as a sphinx and asks a riddle which is clearly a parody of the RiddleOfTheSphinx:
-->'''Mr. Cat''': I have two arms in the morning, four ears in the afternoon and seven tentacles in the evening. Who am I?
12th Feb '17 2:04:38 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', the cast come across one of these when traveling through a desert.
9th Feb '17 1:03:07 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/ThroughTheWellOfPirene'': Amelia, Wire and the CMC meet one in the Cup palace, who offers them the typical three riddles or death trial. Amelia answers the first two through a combination of clichedness on the sphinx’s part and {{genre savvy}}ness on hers, but the third proves much trickier. [[spoiler:They don’t answer it -- Sweetie Belle has an emotional breakdown and starts crying and begging the sphinx not to kill them, which guilts her into just letting them go.]]
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