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3rd Jun '17 4:29:20 AM narm00
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* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' with it's [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zombie Lantern Superheroes]], Franchise/{{Superman}} suddenly being the general of a 1000+ Kryptonian army, and so on. [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] influences have crept into the ModernAge.
* The premise of ''{{Godyssey}}'' would not work from a theological perspective but there's no denying that it's really really cool. It is thus; The Greek pantheon appears before Jesus on the cross and demands that he stop mocking divinity by renouncing the low and filthy mortals he serves. Jesus responds by removing himself from the cross and '''[[http://www.comicsbulletin.com/rage/111195363490019.htm beating the shit out of them all]]'''.

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* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' with it's its [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zombie Lantern Superheroes]], Franchise/{{Superman}} suddenly being the general of a 1000+ Kryptonian army, and so on. [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] influences have crept into the ModernAge.
* The premise of ''{{Godyssey}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Godyssey}}'' would not work from a theological perspective but there's no denying that it's really really cool. It is thus; The Greek pantheon appears before Jesus on the cross and demands that he stop mocking divinity by renouncing the low and filthy mortals he serves. Jesus responds by removing himself from the cross and '''[[http://www.comicsbulletin.com/rage/111195363490019.htm beating the shit out of them all]]'''.



* ''ComicBook/SuperDinosaur'' How else can one explain a series about a T-rex who wears battle armors to fight dinosaur mutants armed with {{BFG}}s or {{BFS}}s?

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* ''ComicBook/SuperDinosaur'' ''ComicBook/SuperDinosaur'': How else can one explain a series about a T-rex who wears battle armors to fight dinosaur mutants armed with {{BFG}}s or {{BFS}}s?



* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' the things requiring most suspension of disbelief are also the coolest; dinosaurs on Venus, Victorians in Space, supertough Martians riding on big scary birds, canals of Mars and flying ships. There are rather detailed and reasonably plausible explanations for these, if you accept slightly different natural laws, though. Perhaps the most blatant example of greater need for suspension of belief for extra cool stuff is two prototype giant steam robots in the adventure Tom Fleet and his Steam Colossus in Challenge 61 -yes, of course they end up having a cool giant robot on giant robot fight, do you even need to ask?

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' 1889}}'', the things requiring most suspension of disbelief are also the coolest; dinosaurs on Venus, Victorians in Space, supertough Martians riding on big scary birds, canals of Mars and flying ships. There are rather detailed and reasonably plausible explanations for these, if you accept slightly different natural laws, though. Perhaps the most blatant example of greater need for suspension of belief for extra cool stuff is two prototype giant steam robots in the adventure Tom Fleet and his Steam Colossus in Challenge 61 -yes, - yes, of course they end up having a cool giant robot on giant robot fight, do you even need to ask?



* The ''TabletopGame/{{Torg}}'': Humanoid dinosaurs? Check. Oppressive cyberpunk theocracy? Check. Two-fisted archeologists? Check. Ninjas fighting megacorporations? Check. Ancient astronauts? Check. Lovecraftian horrors in the jungle? Check.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Torg}}'': Humanoid dinosaurs? Check. Oppressive cyberpunk theocracy? Check. Two-fisted archeologists? Check. Ninjas fighting megacorporations? Check. Ancient astronauts? Check. Lovecraftian horrors in the jungle? Check.



* What the ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' on. Players even get Story Points that allow them to pull off the craziest things and alter the plot.

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* What the ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' runs on. Players even get Story Points that allow them to pull off the craziest things and alter the plot.
30th May '17 10:30:18 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' is a gritty, realistic look at a fantastic situation. Then the Amish ninja assassin and her equally-Amish ninja assassin tween daughter appear to kick ass and take names. Only the flimsiest explanation is offered: [[spoiler:she was born Amish, got pregnant, got stabbed by a ninja, got better, then the ninja trained her.]]
17th May '17 4:43:47 AM thatmadork
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%%* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has this as a guiding principle when writing the setting. It was all but outright stated in a featurette that Rule of Cool dictated the writing sessions for Tartakovsky and his creative team. They would sit down and ask: What cool thing can we invoke this episode that we saw on TV when we were kids? Why are there robotic Celtic demons, cowboys riding jet-powered horsebots, robotic Viking warriors, boisterous Highlanders with machine-guns for legs, Spartan warriors with rocket spears, immortal monks and magical portals? Because ''awesome''.
7th May '17 9:38:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'': There is no other reason for these films to exist or for anyone to watch them except that [[TransformingMecha Giant Transforming Robots]] are inherently cool. It could be argued that Creator/MichaelBay's career rests on taking a premise and making it cool.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'': ''Film/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'': There is no other reason for these films to exist or for anyone to watch them except that [[TransformingMecha Giant Transforming Robots]] are inherently cool. It could be argued that Creator/MichaelBay's career rests on taking a premise and making it cool.
12th Apr '17 10:16:23 PM ABiPolarGuy
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* During the BP oil spill Russia suggested that the United States use a strategic nuclear bomb to stop the oil. When many expressed their doubts to this actually working, Russia revealed that they had secretly been using this very tactic for years with a 90% success rate. ''Actually what there are is reports that they sealed some gas and maybe oil wells decades ago this way but there seem to be no sources on these reports. Any such use today would be a treaty violation, nor do we have any hard data at all about its alleged use in the past ''
12th Apr '17 9:12:28 PM ABiPolarGuy
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* During the BP oil spill Russia suggested that the United States use a strategic nuclear bomb to stop the oil. When many expressed their doubts to this actually working, Russia revealed that they had secretly been using this very tactic for years with a 90% success rate.

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* During the BP oil spill Russia suggested that the United States use a strategic nuclear bomb to stop the oil. When many expressed their doubts to this actually working, Russia revealed that they had secretly been using this very tactic for years with a 90% success rate. ''Actually what there are is reports that they sealed some gas and maybe oil wells decades ago this way but there seem to be no sources on these reports. Any such use today would be a treaty violation, nor do we have any hard data at all about its alleged use in the past ''
7th Apr '17 1:39:09 PM Metallix
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* I'll go ahead and make a case for ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' during the dinosaur sequences set to Stravinsky's ''Rite of Spring''. It needs to be said that the science of the 1940's was drastically different from what we know today. This comes into play most mainly during the infamous battle between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex, mainly in the get that such a face-off never happened, as the Stegosaurus predated the Tyrannosaurus Rex, having lived in the Jurassic period, and not the Cretaceous. That's not to mention a few anatomy errors of both. But still... No one's complaining. Wicked music, great animation, incredible synchronization? Sit back and relax.

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* I'll go ahead and make a case for ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' during the dinosaur sequences set to Stravinsky's ''Rite of Spring''. It needs to be said that the science of the 1940's was drastically different from what we know today. This comes into play most mainly during the infamous battle between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex, mainly in mostly due to the get fact that such a face-off never happened, as the Stegosaurus predated the Tyrannosaurus Rex, having lived in the Jurassic period, and not the Cretaceous. That's not to mention a few anatomy errors of both. But still... No one's complaining. Wicked music, great animation, incredible synchronization? Sit back and relax.
7th Apr '17 1:34:22 PM Metallix
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* I'll go ahead and make a case for ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' during the dinosaur sequences set to Stravinsky's ''Rite of Spring''. It needs to be said that the science of the 1940's was drastically different from what we know today. This comes into play most mainly during the infamous battle between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex, mainly in the get that such a face-off never happened, as the Stegosaurus predated the Tyrannosaurus Rex, having lived in the Jurassic period, and not the Cretaceous. That's not to mention a few anatomy errors of both. But still... No one's complaining. Wicked music, great animation, incredible synchronization? Sit back and relax.
4th Apr '17 5:33:30 PM AlexHoskins
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* IronWoobie (it doesn't matter that they are TheWoobie; as long as the good guys still stand, despite their many misfortunes, it's still cool and amazing.)
2nd Apr '17 9:38:45 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Painkiller}}'': Why is one of the bosses an enormous zombie[=/=]FrankensteinsMonster? Why do your weapons include a [[SwissArmyWeapon divine weed whacker with a laser grapple, a shotgun that can fire freezing blasts, a combined rotary cannon and rocket launcher, and a strange weapon that fires shurikens and lightning]]? Why can your character [[SuperMode turn into a demon]], becoming invincible, killing nearly everything in one hit with blasts of inexplicable force, and slowing down time? Because it's cool.

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* ''{{Painkiller}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'': Why is one of the bosses an enormous zombie[=/=]FrankensteinsMonster? Why do your weapons include a [[SwissArmyWeapon divine weed whacker with a laser grapple, a shotgun that can fire freezing blasts, a combined rotary cannon and rocket launcher, and a strange weapon that fires shurikens and lightning]]? Why can your character [[SuperMode turn into a demon]], becoming invincible, killing nearly everything in one hit with blasts of inexplicable force, and slowing down time? Because it's cool.
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