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6th Feb '18 6:57:34 PM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': The premise involves robots imprisoning humans into a computer generated PlatonicCave. However, most of the series involves [[ThePhilosopher rebellious philosophers]] in {{Badass Longcoat}}s fighting [[TheMenInBlack artificially-intelligent Agent programs]] [[BadassInANiceSuit in corporate attire]], all through [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting Martial Arts]]. ''[[BulletTime In Slow Motion]]''. It also helps that the Wachowski Brothers' inspiration for creating the trilogy was Anime.

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': The premise involves robots imprisoning humans into a computer generated PlatonicCave. However, most of the series involves [[ThePhilosopher rebellious philosophers]] in {{Badass Longcoat}}s fighting [[TheMenInBlack artificially-intelligent Agent programs]] [[BadassInANiceSuit in corporate attire]], all through [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting Martial Arts]]. ''[[BulletTime In Slow Motion]]''. It also helps that the Wachowski Brothers' sisters' inspiration for creating the trilogy was Anime.
30th Jan '18 11:13:43 AM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Rather than {{Action Girl}}s, AmazonBrigade or {{Femme Fatale Sp|y}}ies, female SOE agents were more likely to be used for the BoringButPractical work of wireless operator (because it didn't look suspicious for a woman to stay at home all day, whereas a man would be out working) or courier (because women were less likely to be searched, or rounded up for forced labour in Germany).
29th Jan '18 9:15:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' with 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.

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* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' with 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.UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|of Comic Books}}.
24th Jan '18 10:22:24 AM CaptainCrawdad
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Death playing an electric guitar with a piece of his shattered scythe as the pick. Do you really need to question anything here?-][[labelnote:*]][-[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this actually happens]]-][[/labelnote]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Death playing an electric guitar with a piece of his shattered scythe as the pick. Do you really need to question anything here?-][[labelnote:*]][-[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this actually happens]]-][[/labelnote]] ]]here?-]]]



** A specific example in soul society of bending the rule that meant they couldn't 'fly' in the first place - the DynamicEntry into the cells where Rukia is held is assisted by a giant winged device that is ONLY useful in the Seireitei. Said dynamic entry involved seeing a giant wing come from nowhere while Ichigo radiates his badass aura, to the surprise of two captains, before discarding it and landing next to Rukia.

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** A specific example in soul society of bending the rule that meant they couldn't 'fly' in the first place - the DynamicEntry into the cells where Rukia is held is assisted by a giant winged device that is ONLY useful in the Seireitei. Said dynamic entry involved seeing a A giant wing come comes from nowhere while Ichigo radiates his badass aura, to the surprise of two captains, before discarding it and landing next to Rukia.



* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': Happens InUniverse with the title character, who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshift]] instantly with just a thought, but deliberately gave herself a full-fledged TransformationSequence into her combat form entirely because she's a massive {{Otaku}} who thinks that sort of stuff looks awesome. This is also the reason said combat form resembles a combination of the [[VideoGame/WildArms2 Knight Blazer]] and a Franchise/KamenRider, rather than anything more [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]].
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': ...narrow it down to ''one'' example? Um.

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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': Happens InUniverse with the title character, who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshift]] instantly with just a thought, but deliberately gave herself a full-fledged TransformationSequence into her combat form entirely because she's a massive {{Otaku}} who thinks that sort of stuff looks awesome. This is also the reason said her combat form resembles a combination of the [[VideoGame/WildArms2 Knight Blazer]] and a Franchise/KamenRider, rather than anything more [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]].
* %%* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': ...narrow it down to ''one'' example? Um.



* The ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11085119/1/Heaven-Smiting-Masked-Magician Heaven-Smiting Masked Magician]] is about BlackMage Guile going to outer space without supporting equipments to destroy an incoming meteor that lies beyond the Moon. He gets past the Earth's atmosphere without getting fried up by flying as fast as a rocket (with of course, a massive speed boost by blasting the ground with a KamehameHadoken). He then reaches the meteor by using the thrust resulted from blasting the surface of the moon with a KamehameHadoken (similar to how he gets past the atmosphere safely). He finally returns to Earth by using the recoil from the energy blast he fires at the meteor. Said blast destroys the meteor as well.

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* The ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11085119/1/Heaven-Smiting-Masked-Magician Heaven-Smiting Masked Magician]] is about BlackMage Guile going to outer space without supporting equipments to destroy an incoming meteor that lies beyond the Moon. He gets past the Earth's atmosphere without getting fried up by flying as fast as a rocket (with of course, a massive speed boost by blasting the ground with a KamehameHadoken). He then reaches the meteor by using the thrust resulted from blasting the surface of the moon with a KamehameHadoken (similar to how he gets past the atmosphere safely). He finally returns to Earth by using the recoil from the energy blast he fires at the meteor. Said blast destroys meteor, destroying the meteor as well.



* ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' as well as the director's previous films, ''Film/NightWatch'' and ''Film/DayWatch'', where things exist for no other reason than because they're cool. Example: Let's drive a car across a building. Why? Why not? You get the feeling that when they were thinking of the concept for this movie, someone said "What would happen if you took all the cool stunts from ''Film/TheMatrix'', and turned them UpToEleven?"

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* ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' as well as the director's previous films, ''Film/NightWatch'' and ''Film/DayWatch'', where things exist for no other reason than because they're cool. Example: Let's drive a car across a building. Why? Why not? You get the feeling that when they were thinking of the concept for this movie, someone said said, "What would happen if you took all the cool stunts from ''Film/TheMatrix'', and turned them UpToEleven?"



** ''Film/IronMan3'': Why not have it at Christmas?



* ''Film/TheItalianJob1969''. Minis that would normally collapse with that much gold? Jumping across gaps in said cars? Driving on the roof of a building and then off again? [[MemeticMutation Blowing the bloody doors off!]]

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* ''Film/TheItalianJob1969''. Minis that would normally collapse with that much gold? Jumping gold jump across gaps in said cars? Driving gaps, drive on the roof of a building and then off again? [[MemeticMutation Blowing the bloody doors off!]]again.



* A case can be made 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 mainly during the infamous battle between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex, mostly due to the 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.

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* A case can be made 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 mainly during the infamous ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': The battle between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex, mostly due to the fact that such a face-off Rex could never have happened, as given that the Stegosaurus predated species were separated by 20 million years at the Tyrannosaurus Rex, having lived in the Jurassic period, and not the Cretaceous.very least. That's not to mention a few anatomy errors of both. But still... No no one's complaining. Wicked music, great animation, incredible synchronization? Sit back and relax.



* Music/{{Gloryhammer}}: The plot to Their two albums is as follows: Undead unicorns invade dundee, leader of said unicorns EvilSorcerer Zargothrax is imprisoned in ice, then released by the Chaos Wizards, and the second album ends with Korviliath the Elder God from the 18th Hell Dimension being prevented from being unleashed by the [[EarthShatteringKaboom earth being destroyed by a neutron star powering a cyborg exploding.]]

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* Music/{{Gloryhammer}}: The plot to Their two albums is as follows: Undead unicorns invade dundee, their leader of said unicorns Zargothrax the EvilSorcerer Zargothrax is imprisoned in ice, then released by the Chaos Wizards, and the second album ends with Korviliath the Elder God from the 18th Hell Dimension being prevented from being unleashed by the [[EarthShatteringKaboom earth being destroyed by a neutron star powering a cyborg exploding.]]



* In the original ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' if a boss comes close to dying, then using a demolition shot as the killing blow causes Grave to activate the "Graveyard Special" (FinishingMove), where his coffin launches a super-charged attack (which usually combines two or more his normal demolition shots). While this is not required to kill any boss, the demolition shot is so over the top that it looks awesome. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Your player character is the reanimated corpse of a hitman with Guns Akimbo and a large coffin on his back that shoots rockets and can semi-morph into a machine gun]]. In the sequel, the original character gains allies. One is a blind samurai with [[GunBlade swords that are also guns]], and a ghost who uses a guitar with a dynamo in it to shoot arc lightning at his enemies. Said ghost who defeats his enemies with ''ThePowerOfRock'' is named [[AwesomeMcCoolname Rockabilly Redcadillac]].

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* In the original ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' if a boss comes close to dying, then using a demolition shot as the killing blow causes Grave to activate the "Graveyard Special" (FinishingMove), where his coffin launches a super-charged attack (which usually combines two or more his normal demolition shots). While this is not required to kill any boss, the demolition shot is so over the top that it looks awesome. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Your player character is the reanimated corpse of a hitman with Guns Akimbo and a large coffin on his back that shoots rockets and can semi-morph into a machine gun]]. In the sequel, the original character gains allies. One is a blind samurai with [[GunBlade swords that are also guns]], and a ghost who uses a guitar with a dynamo in it to shoot arc lightning at his enemies. Said The ghost who defeats his enemies with ''ThePowerOfRock'' is named [[AwesomeMcCoolname Rockabilly Redcadillac]].



* ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'': Sequences in the game include outrunning a tidal wave on a tricycle, riding giant bees, and a stage literally called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Missile Surf.]]
** And the boss fights? Well, one of them has the main character riding on the back of a giant cat and fighting an anthropomorphic sentai wolf on a transforming motorcycle. The cat can also do the aforementioned missile surf while the main character ''grabs giant lasers'' out of the air and throws them back at said wolf.

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* ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'': ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'':
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Sequences in the game include outrunning a tidal wave on a tricycle, riding giant bees, and a stage literally called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Missile Surf.]]
** And As for the boss fights? Well, fights, one of them has the main character riding on the back of a giant cat and fighting an anthropomorphic sentai wolf on a transforming motorcycle. The cat can also do the aforementioned missile surf while the main character ''grabs giant lasers'' out of the air and throws them back at said the wolf.



* ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}''. Why make a game where you can make God fight Cthulu? Why make a game where you can ''travel back in time, ride a dinosaur through the time machine, and then kill robot zombies with said dinosaur?'' Because you can.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}''. Why make a game where you can make God fight Cthulu? Why make a game where you can ''travel back in time, ride a dinosaur through the time machine, and then kill robot zombies with said dinosaur?'' zombies.'' Because you can.



* ''VideoGame/UltimaI''. Just Ultima I. After spending much of the game fighting in a standard RPG setting you must upgrade your weapon to a Phazor, buy a space shuttle and fight TIE Fighters to become a Space Ace so a princess will give you the location of a time machine that you can use to stop the BigBad before he reaches OneWingedAngel form. Spoony said it best:
--> "This game takes D and D, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, among many other things, throws them in a blender and just hits the puree switch. And my God is it beautiful!"

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* ''VideoGame/UltimaI''. Just Ultima I. After spending much of the game fighting in a standard RPG setting you must upgrade your weapon to a Phazor, buy a space shuttle and fight TIE Fighters to become a Space Ace so a princess will give you the location of a time machine that you can use to stop the BigBad before he reaches OneWingedAngel form. Spoony said it best:
--> "This
The game takes D seems to combine aspects from TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons, Franchise/StarTrek, Series/DoctorWho and D, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, among many a wide range of other things, throws them in a blender and just hits the puree switch. And my God is it beautiful!"sources.
18th Jan '18 3:37:03 PM cryptic_sage
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**Zen-o evokes the rule in his tournaments. If it is cool, he's okay with it.
12th Jan '18 8:18:46 AM ghostlyneonpixels
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* Music/{{Muse}}: Rule of Cool is the reason for Muse's existence. It ain't high art but who cares with the stuff they make?

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* Music/{{Muse}}: Rule of Cool is the reason for Muse's existence. It ain't high art but Considering how their stuff is crazy-awesome NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly with generous heaps of operatic flamboyance, who cares with if the stuff they make?concepts don't entirely make sense at times?



** Another song is about "superstars sucked into the supermassive", with huge riffs and piano's that would make an appropriate soundtrack to [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]. Oh, and the live shows are truly awesomely epic. ThePowerOfRock, indeed.
* The video for "Music/ShineOnMe" by Chris Dane Owens. It's every fantasy movie imaginable fed through a wood chipper, spliced with shots of a Legolas lookalike strumming a guitar.

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** Another song is about "superstars sucked into the supermassive", with huge riffs and piano's that would make an appropriate soundtrack to [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]. Oh, and the live shows are truly awesomely epic.epic, with extended improvised jams and the theatricality turned up to eleven. ThePowerOfRock, indeed.
* The video for "Music/ShineOnMe" by Chris Dane Owens. It's every fantasy movie imaginable fed through a wood chipper, chipper and shaken up, spliced with shots of a Legolas lookalike strumming a guitar.
4th Jan '18 7:32:26 PM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
29th Dec '17 10:28:32 PM danlansdowne
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* The growing trend of classic movies being screened with the recorded soundtrack replaced by a live orchestra's rendition.
9th Dec '17 4:15:43 AM Jubileus57
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** It is finally worth noting that Platinum dev's were behind several games that warranted entries on this page before Platinum games was created, namely ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}.

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** It is finally worth noting that Platinum dev's devs were behind several games that warranted entries on this page before Platinum games was created, namely ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}.''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''.
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