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8th Jan '17 12:55:42 PM BarbarousVulturine
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** The first two times Charlie asks for his heroin, he wants to use it. The third time he asks is after his epiphany during the cave-in, and this time he only wants it so he can destroy it for good.
12th Dec '16 8:30:42 PM ChrisX
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* In ''WebVideo/JonTron'''s review of ''VideoGame/{{Nightshade}}'', after being tricked by the game three times, he gives a modification of the phrase "Fool me once" to make it three times:
-->''Fool me once, I'm mad. Fool me twice, how could you. Fool me three times, you're officially that guy, okay, you know the one. The one who goes to the bar and is like "This suit is, uh, officially it's a Giorgio Armani, ech, my dad knows him". FUCK YOU! '''I AIIIIIIN'T HAVIN' THAT SHIT!'''''
25th Nov '16 9:32:20 AM Bootlebat
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* Three domains (highest rank in taxonomy)
25th Nov '16 2:58:06 AM LB7979
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* In the Netherlands at least (possibly also in other European countries?), there's a figure of saying / superstition that when you sneeze three times, it predicts good weather.
25th Oct '16 1:07:09 AM Lanthorn
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' '''Season 7 Ep. 1 SPOILERS''': [[http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/10/walking-dead-season-7-abraham-dies-sasha-peace-sign Three peace signs]].
10th Oct '16 8:33:55 AM cdrood
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* While there are many variations, it's common that a wrestling feud will consist of three matches. The wrestlers will trade wins in the first two matches, with the third as the blow off.
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* The character of Errol in Creator/TheBBC series ''Series/FifteenStoreysHigh'' always answers a question truthfully, if asked it three times.



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* The character of Errol in Creator/TheBBC series ''Series/FifteenStoreysHigh'' always answers a question truthfully, if asked it three times.
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4th Oct '16 9:22:25 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' games frequently invoke the rule of three, with three Temples in ''Echoes'' (and each of them requiring 3 Keys for full access), 3 Phazon-infested planets in ''Corruption'', and the 3 alternate beams and 3 alternate visors in each game. Also, in the second game, Dark Samus is fought a total of three times. In ''Hunters'', each of the eight portals leading to the Octoliths has to be activated by retrieving three Alimbic Artifacts.

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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' games frequently invoke the rule of three, with three Temples in ''Echoes'' ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Echoes]]'' (and each of them requiring 3 Keys for full access), 3 Phazon-infested planets in ''Corruption'', ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Corruption]]'', and the 3 alternate beams and 3 alternate visors in each game. Also, in the second game, Dark Samus is fought a total of three times. In ''Hunters'', ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters Hunters]]'', each of the eight portals leading to the Octoliths has to be activated by retrieving three Alimbic Artifacts.



* There is a saying "One time is chance, Two Times is a coincidence, Three times is suspicious/a conspiracy" which suggests that 3 times is the least amount of times something has to happen before it is established as something more than coincidence.
** In the UK, it's "once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action". At least one James Bond story was built on this: Goldfinger, where Auric refers to this (the UK variant stated above) as being a phrase from Chicago.
** The US military teaches a similar pattern regarding predictable behaviors like patrol schedules and routes; First time, you're seen. Twice is a pattern. Third time, you're dead.

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* There is a saying "One time is chance, Two Times is a coincidence, Three times is suspicious/a conspiracy" which suggests that 3 times is the least amount of times something has to happen before it is established as something more than coincidence.
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coincidence. In the UK, it's "once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action". At least one James Bond story was built on this: Goldfinger, where Auric refers to this (the UK variant stated above) as being a phrase from Chicago.
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Chicago. The US military teaches a similar pattern regarding predictable behaviors like patrol schedules and routes; First time, you're seen. Twice is a pattern. Third time, you're dead.



* Same thing in India, except we just call it [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 1st Term, 2nd Term, and 3rd Term.]] There are also three big exams each year, known as end-of-term exams or simply term exams, and three sets of holidays following the end of each term. The third one is the big summer vacation, which marks the end of the school year.

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* Same thing in India, except we just call it it's called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 1st Term, 2nd Term, and 3rd Term.]] There are also three big exams each year, known as end-of-term exams or simply term exams, and three sets of holidays following the end of each term. The third one is the big summer vacation, which marks the end of the school year.



* The three kinds of science: Life, Physical, and Earth. And then [[SixthRanger social]]. (Social sciences are usually grouped as Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, as well). Alternatively, the three pure natural sciences: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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* The three kinds of science: Life, Physical, and Earth. And then [[SixthRanger social]]. (Social Social sciences are usually grouped as Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, as well). well. Alternatively, the three pure natural sciences: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.Biology.
* Chess is defined as a subtle mixture of sport, art and science (the three areas of knowledge).
4th Oct '16 9:46:46 AM Taxima
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* The legendary armor in ''Film/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' is made up of three separate pieces; the Sword Unbreakable, the Breastplate Impenetrable, and the Helmet Indestructible.


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* ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''
** The legendary armor Kubo seeks is made up of three separate pieces; the Sword Unbreakable, the Breastplate Impenetrable, and the Helmet Invulnerable.
** The main protagonists are Kubo, Monkey, and Beetle.
** Kubo's shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument with three strings. [[spoiler:During his final confrontation with the Moon King, Kubo re-strings his shamisen with the strand of his mother's hair he carried with him, his father's discarded bowstring, and a strand of his own hair]].
4th Oct '16 9:40:29 AM Taxima
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* The legendary armor in ''Film/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' is made up of three separate pieces; the Sword Unbreakable, the Breastplate Impenetrable, and the Helmet Indestructible.


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** The game series is split into three seasons.
29th Sep '16 3:13:09 AM HolyDriver
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** Three great powers: the Marines/World Government, the Seven Warlords of the Sea, and the Four Emperors.

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** Three great powers: the Marines/World Government, the Seven Warlords of the Sea, Shichibukai, and the Four Emperors.Yonkou.
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