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27th Sep '16 10:28:54 PM TropesForever
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** The Millennium Falcon trying to jump into hyperspace. First they're being pursued by a Star Destroyer away from Hoth; Han attempts to jump into hyperspace but nothing happens. Then, after leaving the asteroid field and having supposedly repaired the hyperdrive, they try again and again it fails. Later, with Lando now at the controls, and with the hyperdrive supposedly fixed by Lando's mechanics, they try for the THIRD time and it still fails to go into light speed because the Empire had deactivated it! The twist is that R2D2 fixes it in time for their escape.

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** The Millennium Falcon trying to jump into hyperspace. First they're being pursued by a Star Destroyer away from Hoth; Han attempts to jump into hyperspace but nothing happens. Then, after leaving the asteroid field and having supposedly repaired the hyperdrive, they try again and again it fails. Later, with Lando now at the controls, and with the hyperdrive supposedly fixed by Lando's mechanics, they try for the THIRD time and it still fails to go into light speed because the Empire had deactivated it! The twist is that R2D2 R2-D2 fixes it in time for their escape.
19th Sep '16 10:55:21 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In the second ''Film/AmericanPie'' film, Stifler explains to Kevin that the rule of three implies that if a girl tells you how many guys she slept with, the real number is [[ReallyGetsAround multiplied by three]]. In a similar conversation, Jessica explains to Vicky that if a guy tells you how many guys he slept with, the real number is divided by three.

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* In the second ''Film/AmericanPie'' film, Stifler explains to Kevin that the rule of three implies that if a girl tells you how many guys she slept with, the real number is [[ReallyGetsAround multiplied by three]]. In a similar conversation, Jessica explains to Vicky that if a guy tells you how many guys girls he slept with, the real number is divided by three.
6th Sep '16 9:40:28 AM WillKeaton
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* Lampshaded AND subverted in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', the Creator/DCComics special. Comicbook/{{Bane}} repeatedly turns up suddenly and breaks Batman's back, followed by a hilarious music sting (dumdedum dum dee THAT'S BANE!). He does this the expected three times... then a fourth, to which Batman scream "RULE OF THREE, ASSHOLE, NOT RULE OF FOUR!"

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* Lampshaded AND subverted in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', the Creator/DCComics special. Comicbook/{{Bane}} repeatedly turns up suddenly and breaks Batman's back, followed by a hilarious music sting (dumdedum sting. (Dumdedum dum dee THAT'S BANE!). BANE!) He does this the expected three times... then a fourth, to which Batman scream screams "RULE OF THREE, ASSHOLE, NOT RULE OF FOUR!"
1st Sep '16 8:41:30 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* There are generally three known exceptions to ThisVeryWiki's rule against authors adding stuff to or otherwise editing their own YMMV pages:
** They may move misplaced examples from the main page to the YMMV page.
** They may remove any entry that is factually untrue.
** They may add input from other parties, if the other parties consent or else are unable to edit the YMMV page in question for whatever reason. This one is in more of a gray area than the other two, though.
21st Aug '16 6:43:30 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' 3rd Edition supplement ''Magic in the Shadows''. If a free spirit's [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] was spoken three times in succession, the spirit [[SpeakOfTheDevil had to appear before the speaker]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' 3rd Edition supplement ''Magic in the Shadows''. If a free spirit's [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] was is spoken three times in succession, the spirit [[SpeakOfTheDevil had has to appear before the speaker]].
14th Aug '16 5:42:08 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', From season 8 onward (Sharon Miller's tenure as head writer), almost all plots follow this, where a character must make one mistake three times in a row before realizing what they did wrong, and then things get {{Anvilicious}}. Many fans have referred to this as the "Three-Strike Formula". This got toned down by Season 17, when Andrew Brenner took over as the head writer.
13th Aug '16 1:18:25 PM nombretomado
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** ''"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer''". [[DichterAndDenker One people]], [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany one empire]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler one leader]]. Which may owe something to a slogan from the French ancien régime: "Un roi, une loi, une foi." (One king, one law, one faith.)

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** ''"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer''". [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker One people]], [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany one empire]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler one leader]]. Which may owe something to a slogan from the French ancien régime: "Un roi, une loi, une foi." (One king, one law, one faith.)
22nd Jul '16 9:58:49 AM flootzavut
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** Spike knocks down the 'Welcome to Sunnydale' sign three times. Twice by driving his car into it, [[spoiler: the third time by using a magical amulet to destroy the Hellmouth and Sunnydale along with it. Subverted, because the first two are played for humour where the third is a consequence of Spike's sacrifice. As the Scoobies look out over the crater that used to be their home, Giles asks, "I don't understand. What did this?" Buffy answers simply, "Spike." Then the sign falls into the hole.]]

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** Spike knocks down the 'Welcome to Sunnydale' sign three times. Twice by driving his car into it, [[spoiler: the third time by using a magical amulet to destroy the Hellmouth and Sunnydale along with it. Subverted, because the first two are played entirely for humour where the third is a consequence of Spike's sacrifice. As the Scoobies look out over the crater that used to be their home, Giles asks, "I don't understand. What did this?" Buffy answers simply, sadly, "Spike." Then the sign falls into the hole.]]
22nd Jul '16 9:57:26 AM flootzavut
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** Spike knocks down the 'Welcome to Sunnydale' sign three times. Twice by driving his car into it, [[spoiler: the third time by using a magical amulet to destroy the Hellmouth and Sunnydale along with it. Subverted, because the first two are played for humour where the third is a consequence of Spike's sacrifice. As the Scoobies look out over the crater that used to be their home, Giles asks, "I don't understand. What did this?" Buffy answers simply, "Spike." Then the sign falls into the hole.]]
10th Jul '16 12:23:44 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', each priestess gets ThreeWishes. Miaka's evolve from entirely selfish to a combination of selfish and selfless, to entirely selfless over the course of the series as she plans out what to ask of Suzaku. [[spoiler: She only actually makes ''two'' wishes.]]
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