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14th Jan '18 8:20:06 PM maxwellsilver
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->"I don't know, but I think you've got one in [[Literature/TheHobbit your pocketses!]]"

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->"I don't know, but I think you've got one in [[Literature/TheHobbit your pocketses!]]"pocketses!"
28th Oct '17 4:33:04 PM Jubileus57
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* An Egyptian Sphinx appears in various Kingdoms in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', where it guards passageways. He only lets Mario get past it if he answers a questions.
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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18th May '17 9:45:51 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?
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