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22nd Oct '17 12:20:23 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Castle}}'', a late-night talk show host tells Castle that someone wants him dead and winds up dead the next day... of a heart attack. Based on the man's suspicions, Castle presses Beckett to investigate, and it turns out he was murdered. It comes out that the studio had been trying to force him out, with a threatening-sounding mention of his bad heart. The studio had nothing to do with it [[spoiler: it was actually a friend, who killed the victim for firing him from the show... in order to please the studio]]. Thus the victim was right about his upcoming death for the wrong reason, causing Castle to be right about murder for the wrong reason.

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* In an episode of ''{{Castle}}'', ''Series/{{Castle}}'', a late-night talk show host tells Castle that someone wants him dead and winds up dead the next day... of a heart attack. Based on the man's suspicions, Castle presses Beckett to investigate, and it turns out he was murdered. It comes out that the studio had been trying to force him out, with a threatening-sounding mention of his bad heart. The studio had nothing to do with it [[spoiler: it was actually a friend, who killed the victim for firing him from the show... in order to please the studio]]. Thus the victim was right about his upcoming death for the wrong reason, causing Castle to be right about murder for the wrong reason.
18th Oct '17 7:14:44 PM DesertDragon
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** In Season 7, when Jaime kills Lady Olenna Tyrell by offering her poisoned wine as an alternative to a painful and degrading public execution, her last words are a confession that she was the one who murdered King Joffery. When Jaime relays this fact to Cersei, she doesn't believe him at first. He explains that timid Tommen would have been much easier for her granddaughter Margaery to control, and through Margaery, Olenna would have become the most powerful person in Westeros. This convinces Cersei and she's obviously pissed, but the truth is much less complicated: Olenna killed Joffery because she didn't want Margaery marrying a sociopathic monster.

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** In Season 7, when Jaime kills Lady Olenna Tyrell by offering her poisoned wine as an alternative to a painful and degrading public execution, her last words are a confession that she was the one who murdered King Joffery. When Jaime relays this fact to Cersei, she doesn't believe him at first. He explains that timid Tommen would have been much easier for her granddaughter Margaery to control, and through Margaery, Olenna would have become the most powerful person in Westeros. This convinces Cersei and she's obviously pissed, but the truth is much less complicated: Olenna killed Joffery because she didn't want Margaery marrying a sociopathic monster.to protect Margaery, nothing more nothing less.
17th Oct '17 9:38:19 AM Argon2
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* In issue #34 of ''Black Fury'', a glowing horse shows up out of nowhere and saves a group of American Indians before running off. Their chief concludes that it must be one of their ancestors' ghosts. It's actually an ordinary- if ''very'' intelligent- horse that happened to get covered with phosphorescent dust. (A similar mistake would be made in the game ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Secret of Shadow Ranch''.)
13th Oct '17 3:26:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In AncientRome, the blood of a sacrificed animal would be added to concrete mixture. They believed this made it stronger. As it turns out, they were right. It wasn't due to divine favor, however - the blood aerated the concrete, making it more durable.
13th Oct '17 10:04:49 AM GrammarNavi
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* In ''{{Bravemule}}'' (a ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' story that's [[BlueAndOrangeMorality out there]] [[StrangeSyntaxSpeaker even by]] [[YouNoTakeCandle DF standards]]), Kou the warrior is told to raise crops. This is the rationale she presents for ''watering the field'':

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* In ''{{Bravemule}}'' ''LetsPlay/{{Bravemule}}'' (a ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' story that's [[BlueAndOrangeMorality out there]] [[StrangeSyntaxSpeaker even by]] [[YouNoTakeCandle DF standards]]), Kou the warrior is told to raise crops. This is the rationale she presents for ''watering the field'':
11th Oct '17 6:40:03 PM kquinn0830
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'': After Time Travel Agents Cavendish and Dakota repeatedly have their plans to prevent pistachios from going extinct in the future ruined, Caverndish realizes that Milo is always nearby when it happens and believes that he must be an enemy agent trying to thwart them. Milo's presence is responsible, but it's because Murphy's Law causes the disasters to happen and he's not doing it on purpose.
11th Oct '17 5:19:37 PM kquinn0830
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** This trope is named explicitly in the episode "Best Friends Forever". At the end of the episode, Stan delivers AnAesop about how his group - which wanted Kenny kept on life support - was wrong for the right reasons (that they love him and don't want him to die). Cartman's group, which wanted Kenny taken off life-support (though only Cartman had the selfish reason of wanting Kenny's PSP) was right for the wrong reasons.

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** This trope is named explicitly in the episode "Best Friends Forever". At the end of the episode, Stan delivers AnAesop about how his group - which wanted Kenny kept on life support - was wrong for the right reasons (that they love him and don't want him to die). Cartman's group, which wanted Kenny taken off life-support (though only Cartman had the selfish reason of wanting Kenny's PSP) was right for the wrong reasons.reasons (Cartman was being a selfish prick who wanted to get Kenny's PSP).


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** "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers": While being chased by the 6th grade army who want to get their videotape, Cartman suggests the group wade across a river to because he's role playing as a wizard and declares the 6th graders can't cross as a rule. When the 6th graders arrive, they actually can't cross it because the water will rust their bike chains.
8th Oct '17 10:07:19 PM Spheniscine
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* Ancient alchemists associated each planet or heavenly body with a metal. For the most part, those associations proved to have no scientific basis with those bodies as we know them today, but they did just so happen to get one metal-and-planet association right: there is an abundance of iron oxide on Mars, giving it its reddish color.

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* Ancient alchemists associated each planet or heavenly body with a metal. For the most part, those associations proved to have no scientific basis with those bodies as we know them today, today (e.g. there isn't very much silver on the moon, and good luck trying to mine tin from Jupiter), but they did just so happen to get one metal-and-planet association right: there is an abundance of iron oxide on Mars, giving it its reddish color.
6th Oct '17 6:11:27 AM Spheniscine
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* Ancient alchemists associated each planet or heavenly body with a metal. For the most part, those associations proved to have no scientific basis with those bodies as we know them today, but they did just so happen to get one metal-and-planet association right: there is an abundance of iron oxide on Mars, giving it its red color.

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* Ancient alchemists associated each planet or heavenly body with a metal. For the most part, those associations proved to have no scientific basis with those bodies as we know them today, but they did just so happen to get one metal-and-planet association right: there is an abundance of iron oxide on Mars, giving it its red reddish color.
6th Oct '17 6:09:38 AM Spheniscine
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* Ancient alchemists associated each planet or heavenly body with a metal. For the most part, those associations proved to have no scientific basis with those bodies as we know them today, but they did just so happen to get one metal-and-planet association right: there is an abundance of iron oxide on Mars, giving it its red color.
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