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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.]]
18th Sep '16 5:49:55 AM SAMAS
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* TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}, being a derivative of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons, reuses the classic gynosphinx/androsphinx/criosphinx/hieracosphinx setup originally used the 2nd and 3rd editions of its parent. The biggest difference is that, rather than tying species to parentage, the four races are born specifically of different kinds of mating between a gynosphinx and any of the three males; couplings born of love or respect produce gynospinxes and androsphinxes, couplings born from selfish desires or simple carnal lust produce criosphinxes, and [[ChildByRape hieracospinxes are born from acts of hate and violence]]. (However, a gynosphinx is [[MamaBear always fiercely protective of her cubs]], no matter ''who'' the father was or how they were conceived.)

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* TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}, being a derivative of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons, reuses the classic gynosphinx/androsphinx/criosphinx/hieracosphinx setup originally used the 2nd and 3rd editions of its parent. The biggest difference is that, rather than tying species to parentage, the four races are born specifically of different kinds of mating between a gynosphinx and any of the three males; couplings born of love or respect produce gynospinxes and androsphinxes, couplings born from selfish desires or simple carnal lust produce criosphinxes, criosphinxes(which means that both a Criosphinx trying to seduce an Gynosphinx ''and'' a Gynosphinx bedding an Androsphinx both have to work to earn their paramour's respect if they want daughters), and [[ChildByRape hieracospinxes are born from acts of hate and violence]]. (However, a gynosphinx is [[MamaBear always fiercely protective of her cubs]], no matter ''who'' the father was or how they were conceived.)
17th Aug '16 6:26:10 PM WillBGood
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* The Southern Oracle in ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' is protected by two sphinxes whose gazes trap a victim within their own mind until he answers every riddle in the world. All their victims die of thirst long before coming close to finishing. (They let some people by unharmed, but [[OrangeAndBlueMorality]] no-one knows just what methods they have for determining who is worthy enough to pass; Engywook, who spent all his life studying them, cannot figure it out, and ''not'' for lack of trying.)

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* The Southern Oracle in ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' is protected by two sphinxes whose gazes trap a victim within their own mind until he answers every riddle in the world. All their victims die of thirst long before coming close to finishing. (They let some people by unharmed, but [[OrangeAndBlueMorality]] [[OrangeAndBlueMorality no-one knows just what methods they have have]] for determining who is worthy enough to pass; Engywook, who spent all his life studying them, cannot figure it out, and ''not'' for lack of trying.)
4th Aug '16 11:28:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the episode "Brinkadoom," to escape from the eponymous disappearing village, WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} and Lydia must correctly answer the riddle posed by the Stinx, a giant sphinx-like skunk with the personality of a game show host.
24th Jul '16 7:04:39 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' mentions several sphinxes.

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* ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' The ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' mentions several sphinxes.
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