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28th Mar '17 9:15:38 PM Vir
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* Mentioned by name in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode "Mayor Knuckles".

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** In one sketch, a boy is hospitalized three times whenever he goes onto a road to retrieve a soccer ball and gets hit by a car each time. The first time he's left mute, then he becomes deaf, then he just gets brain damage.
* Mentioned by name in the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode "Mayor Knuckles".
26th Mar '17 12:45:08 AM XDiakos
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** The maximum number of evolutionary stages for a single Pokémon is three (unless it branches, such as Eevee, who started out with three evolved forms; it now has eight).

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** The maximum number of evolutionary stages for a single Pokémon is three (unless it branches, such as Eevee, who started out with three evolved forms; it now has eight). Apart from Eevee, the only other Pokémon who has more than two branches in its evolution, Tyrogue, has three evolved forms.
26th Mar '17 12:41:47 AM XDiakos
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** The same goes for quite a few regular cards. There were originally three Harpie Lady Sisters, three monsters that made up the Gate Guardian, three Machines that make up the XYZ Dragon Cannon (originally) and of course, one of the biggest rules in the game is that you can have a maximum of three copies of a card in your deck. (In most cases.)

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** ''[[Anime/YuGiOhArcV ARC-V]]'' portrays the three Extra Deck summoning methods (Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz) with this dynamic, with each having its own dimension and specializing duelists. In-story, Pendulum Summon (which focuses on quickly amassing materials for the aforementioned methods) and the Standard Dimension (where all three co-exist without any of them being dominant over the others) act as bridges between them.
** The same goes for quite a few regular cards. There were originally three Harpie Lady Sisters, three monsters that made up the Gate Guardian, three Machines that make up the XYZ Dragon XYZ-Dragon Cannon (originally) and of course, one of the biggest rules in the game is that you can have a maximum of three copies of a card in your deck. (In deck (at least in most cases.)cases).
17th Mar '17 9:14:44 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
** In the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, you have to kill spriggans three times before they stay dead. Thankfully they don't retain this HealingFactor in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' or ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Instead, in ''Oblivion'' they ''[[BearsAreBadNews summon bears]]'', and in ''Skyrim'', they can heal themselves three times (falling back into the trope).
** Morrowind also uses the FighterMageThief division with three of its categories of factions: there are three vampire clans in Vvardenfell (the Quarra as the physical-focusing, the Aundae as the magic-focusing and the Berne as the stealth-focusing), three Imperial Guilds (the Fighters', the Mages' and the Thieves') and three Great Houses with a significant presence in Vvardenfell (Redoran as the warriors, Telvanni as the sorcerers, Hlaalu as the sneaky merchants). And then there is the fact that the local religion centres around three gods (with a corresponding set of three 'Good Daedra'), who outright are referred to as the Three in some dialogues... suffice to say that three recurs a lot in ''Morrowind''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' every dragon shout is comprised of three words of power. Ditto for the names of dragons.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** In the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, you have to kill spriggans ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** Sets of
three times before they stay dead. Thankfully they don't retain this HealingFactor exist in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' or ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Instead, in ''Oblivion'' they ''[[BearsAreBadNews summon bears]]'', and in ''Skyrim'', they can heal themselves three times (falling back into numerous places within the trope).
** Morrowind also uses
game, all following the FighterMageThief division with three of its categories of factions: there breakdown. There are three vampire clans in Vvardenfell (the Quarra as the physical-focusing, the Aundae as the magic-focusing and the Berne as the stealth-focusing), three Imperial Guilds (the Fighters', the Mages' and the Thieves') and three Great Houses with a significant presence in Vvardenfell (Redoran as the warriors, Telvanni as the sorcerers, Hlaalu as the sneaky merchants). And then there is the fact that the local religion centres centers around three gods (with a corresponding set of three 'Good Daedra'), who outright are referred to as the Three "The Three" in some dialogues... suffice to say that three recurs a lot in ''Morrowind''.
* *** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, you have to kill spriggans three times before they stay dead.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
every dragon shout is comprised of three words of power. Ditto for the names of dragons.
14th Mar '17 6:38:45 AM Rhodes7
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* In ''Literature/TheGoldMountain'' the hero must endure three nights of escalating beatings to break the curse. Later, he finds three giants arguing over three magic items, which he steals and uses to get his kingdom and his family back.
11th Mar '17 8:15:52 AM nombretomado
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* All versions of ''FamilyFeud'' allow a family three misses on the board before forfeiting control of it to the competing family.

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* All versions of ''FamilyFeud'' ''Series/FamilyFeud'' allow a family three misses on the board before forfeiting control of it to the competing family.
6th Mar '17 7:18:36 AM Hopefully
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* There's also troll counting, which appears to go by threes:

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* ** There's also troll counting, which appears to go by threes:
2nd Mar '17 1:11:20 PM Spirend
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*''{{VideoGame/Fairune}}'' has this in both games.. Three Red Gems to enter the Lava Zone, three Green Gems to return from the Lava Zone, three Logs to build a raft in the water ruins of the Underworld and Hope Girl needs to bring three Sacred Icons to the monolith on the Grasslands in Fairune 1. In Fairune 2, every door leading to the fairy requires three orbs of a color and three logs are again cut down and used, this time to complete a bridge across a river. [[spoiler:You'll also need three Dimensional Stones to access another part of Sky Land, and three different swords to open the last door before the final boss.]]
23rd Feb '17 6:49:01 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Art/TheLastSupper'': The painting contains several notable appearances of the number three, perhaps reflecting the Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
** The apostles are grouped into four groups of three.
** There are three windows in the room.
** Christ is depicted in a triangle shape, with his hands and his head as the corners of the triangle.
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21st Feb '17 11:05:10 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Daenerys is one of three children, hatches three dragons, and conquers three cities, settling in the third.
** Ramsay casually shoots two arrows at Rickon, missing both times. Then he draws a third arrow and takes careful, deadly aim. It misses as well, subverting the trope. A fourth arrow that we didn't see him draw hits and kills Rickon.
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