History Main / SelfFulfillingProphecy

17th Apr '18 2:07:19 AM NordRonnoc
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** The [[spoiler: Reaper Cycle]] is the same situation writ large. The {{Precursors}} believed that [[spoiler: an organics vs. RobotWar was inevitable any time an organic species invented sentient A.I.]] [[spoiler: To solve this, they created[[note]]or rather, they created the Star Child who created[[/note]] the Reapers, giant sentient cyborgs who go around wiping out organic races every few million years, thus ensuring that an organics vs. RobotWar IS inevitable]]. Ironically, the GoldenEnding to the geth / quarian conflict suggests that organic / robotic peace IS possible.

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** The [[spoiler: Reaper Cycle]] is the same situation writ large. The {{Precursors}} believed that [[spoiler: an organics vs. RobotWar was inevitable any time an organic species invented sentient A.I.]] [[spoiler: To solve this, they created[[note]]or rather, they created the Star Child Catalyst who created[[/note]] the Reapers, giant sentient cyborgs who go around wiping out organic races every few million years, thus ensuring that an organics vs. RobotWar IS inevitable]]. Ironically, the GoldenEnding to the geth / quarian conflict suggests that organic / robotic peace IS possible.
11th Apr '18 2:41:01 AM Loekman3
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has infant Elsa injure Anna with her magic. When their parents take her to the trolls, the head troll warns them that Elsa's magic could be devastating if not controlled, and emphasizes the threat to Anna if she gets hit in the heart with ice magic. The parent's response is to lock Elsa away, to teach her what a threat she is, and to repeatedly tell her to repress her feelings and her magic so she doesn't hurt anyone. This causes Elsa to develop severe anxiety and fear about her powers, which in turn mean she is no longer able to control them. As a result, not only does one of her panic attacks freeze all of Arendelle, but guess how she accidentally almost kills Anna?
9th Apr '18 6:13:03 AM system
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9th Apr '18 5:21:30 AM alspawn
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has infant Elsa injure Anna with her magic. When their parents take her to the trolls, the head troll warns them that Elsa's magic could be devastating if not controlled, and emphasizes the threat to Anna if she gets hit in the heart with ice magic. The parent's response is to lock Elsa away, to teach her what a threat she is, and to repeatedly tell her to repress her feelings and her magic so she doesn't hurt anyone. This causes Elsa to develop severe anxiety and fear about her powers, which in turn mean she is no longer able to control them. As a result, not only does one of her panic attacks freeze all of Arendelle, but guess how she accidentally almost kills Anna?



** Similarly, during the Great Depression, many people worried that they would lose their money due to the stock market crash and failing banks. As a result, people rushed to get their money out, thereby causing the banks to fail. This would be part of the reason FDIC would later be created, because if you were unlucky and didn't get your money out of the bank in time, you lost it. Banks that are FDIC insured protect bank consumers up to $250,000 in the event of a bank failing. This has the effect of protecting not only the customers but the bank itself, since customers would be (at least in theory) be less likely to attempt to run on an FDIC-insured bank if they knew they were protected.

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** Similarly, during the Great Depression, Clutch Plague, many people worried that they would lose their money due to the stock market crash and failing banks. As a result, people rushed to get their money out, thereby causing the banks to fail. This would be part of the reason FDIC would later be created, because if you were unlucky and didn't get your money out of the bank in time, you lost it. Banks that are FDIC insured protect bank consumers up to $250,000 in the event of a bank failing. This has the effect of protecting not only the customers but the bank itself, since customers would be (at least in theory) be less likely to attempt to run on an FDIC-insured bank if they knew they were protected.
3rd Apr '18 6:09:35 AM jormis29
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** In the "Episode of Bardock" special, it turns out Bardock was sent back in time and got into a conflict with Frieza's ancestor Lord Chilled. It also turned out that ''Bardock'' was the Legendary Super Saiyan, meaning that ''Frieza'' was indirectly responsible for the very legend upon which he would destroy that Saiyan race for, an act that would eventually cause his death. Talk about {{Irony}}.

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** In the "Episode "[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock" Bardock]]" special, it turns out Bardock was sent back in time and got into a conflict with Frieza's ancestor Lord Chilled. It also turned out that ''Bardock'' was the Legendary Super Saiyan, meaning that ''Frieza'' was indirectly responsible for the very legend upon which he would destroy that Saiyan race for, an act that would eventually cause his death. Talk about {{Irony}}.
2nd Apr '18 6:21:33 AM Articlime
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* In ''Series/TheLibrarians'' they have the appropriately titled episode "And the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy". Such prophecies can only be cancelled by intervention of a person not included in the prophecy or by causing a massive upset in destiny.

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* In ''Series/TheLibrarians'' ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'' they have the appropriately titled episode "And the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy". Such prophecies can only be cancelled by intervention of a person not included in the prophecy or by causing a massive upset in destiny.
19th Mar '18 6:58:45 PM Kadorhal
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* According to an episode of Air Crash Investigation, the crash of TAM Airlines Flight 3054 on July 17, 2007 was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil was notorious among pilots for its extreme degree of difficulty in landing jets there. The main runway was 1,945 meters long (short for large jets), and the airport was built on a hilltop surrounded by roads and buildings. Brazil’s rainy climate, delays in carving water channeling grooves in the runway, and a number of close calls led pilots to believe that there would be a major crash involving the airport. On the evening of July 17, 2007, TAM Airlines Flight 3054 was destined to land at Congonhas. It had been raining in the days prior, and the airplane had had one of its thrust reversers (used to slow the plane after landing) disabled four days earlier. The pilot, fearing he wouldn’t be able to stop his plane with the single-reverser landing procedure at the time, opted to use an older procedure that had been abandoned due to pilots accidentally leaving the disabled-reverser engine at full power. Guess what this pilot did? The plane crashed into an office building, killing a total of 199 people.
* UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison, during his run for President, was criticized for being old and frail (he was then the oldest man elected President, and would remain so until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan 140 years later), and many people speculated that he would be the first US president to die while in office. He tried to prove his detractors wrong by [[TemptingFate giving a two-hour inauguration speech outside in the rain in cold weather without wearing warm clothes]], subsequently catching pneumonia and, a month later, becoming the first US president to die in office.

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* According to an episode of Air Crash Investigation, ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'', the crash of TAM Airlines Flight 3054 on July 17, 2007 was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil was notorious among pilots for its extreme degree of difficulty in landing jets there. The main runway was 1,945 meters long (short for large jets), and the airport was built on a hilltop surrounded by roads and buildings. Brazil’s rainy climate, delays in carving water channeling grooves in the runway, and a number of close calls led pilots to believe that there would be a major crash involving the airport. On the evening of July 17, 2007, TAM Airlines Flight 3054 was destined to land at Congonhas. It had been raining in the days prior, and the airplane had had one of its thrust reversers (used to slow the plane after landing) disabled four days earlier. The pilot, fearing he wouldn’t be able to stop his plane with the single-reverser landing procedure at the time, opted to use an older procedure that had been abandoned due to pilots accidentally leaving the disabled-reverser engine at full power. Guess what this pilot did? The plane crashed into an office building, killing a total of 199 people.
* UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison, during his run for President, was criticized for being old and frail (he (at 68 during his inauguration, he was then the oldest man elected President, and would remain so until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan 140 years later), and many people speculated that he would be the first US president to die while in office. He tried to prove his detractors wrong by [[TemptingFate giving a two-hour inauguration speech outside in the rain in cold weather without wearing warm clothes]], subsequently catching pneumonia and, a month later, becoming the first US president to die in office.



** Many theorize the same thing happened in the 2016 election. Even though both candidates were incredibly unpopular, Hillary Clinton still seem to have it in the bag with most media outlets and celebrities supporting her. Speculation of the outcome was also highly in her favor. A lot of her supporters went on the bandwagon of treating her as the only right choice. Their tactics of trying to sway voters got increasingly worse leading many 3rd party voters or people who weren't planning to vote to vote Trump instead. By the end Trump, to the surprise of many, won.

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** Many theorize the same thing happened in the 2016 election. Even though both candidates were incredibly unpopular, Hillary Clinton still seem seemed to have it in the bag with most media outlets and celebrities supporting her. Speculation of the outcome was also highly in her favor. A lot of her supporters went on the bandwagon of treating her as the only right choice. Their tactics of trying to sway voters got increasingly worse worse, leading many 3rd party voters or people who weren't planning to vote to vote Trump instead. By the end Trump, to the surprise of many, won.



* The open American entrance into UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was based on one as well. While helping the Allies through Lend-Lease, the United States was generally not interested in involving itself in the fighting, although many assumed it was inevitable at some point, but everyone assumed it would be against Nazi Germany. Japan wanted to seize the European colonies and independent nations in Southeast Asia for resource reasons (said European countries being somewhat distracted at the time), but the US-occupied Philippines were situated such that military forces based there could easily attack Japanese shipping going to and from these operations, so to secure their planned attacks they had to somehow neutralize the Philippines as an American base of operations. But in order to do ''that'', they needed to ensure naval dominance in the Western Pacific so the Americans would not be able to reinforce the islands, thus the attack to cripple the American fleet at Pearl Harbor and the seizure of American bases like Wake Island which would allow them make their conquests and secure their logistics without the US Navy being able to respond effectively. As a result, in order to prevent the possibility of the Americans interfering with their offensive operations if the United States entered the war, the Japanese carried out operations that guaranteed the united States would be entering the war. Five words describe the long-term aftermath of Pearl Harbor succinctly: NiceJobFixingItVillain.

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* The open American entrance into UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was based on one as well. While helping the Allies through Lend-Lease, the United States was generally not interested in involving itself in the fighting, although many assumed it was inevitable at some point, but everyone assumed it would be against Nazi Germany. Japan wanted to seize the European colonies and independent nations in Southeast Asia for resource reasons (said European countries being somewhat distracted at the time), but the US-occupied Philippines were situated such that military forces based there could easily attack Japanese shipping going to and from these operations, so to secure their planned attacks they had to somehow neutralize the Philippines as an American base of operations. But in order to do ''that'', they needed to ensure naval dominance in the Western Pacific so the Americans would not be able to reinforce the islands, thus the attack to cripple the American fleet at Pearl Harbor and the seizure of American bases like Wake Island which would allow them make their conquests and secure their logistics without the US Navy being able to respond effectively. As a result, in order to prevent the possibility of the Americans interfering with their offensive operations if the United States entered the war, the Japanese carried out operations that guaranteed the united United States would be entering the war. Five words describe the long-term aftermath of Pearl Harbor succinctly: NiceJobFixingItVillain.



* On the other hand, comic book companies can decide publicising their off-beat publication is a waste of money, because nobody's going to buy them anyway. Book publishers have been known to do this as well (Creator/TerryPratchett used to say that his first US publisher didn't so much launch his books as bury them.)

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* On the other hand, comic book companies can decide publicising their off-beat publication is a waste of money, because nobody's going to buy them anyway. Book publishers have been known to do this as well (Creator/TerryPratchett used to say that his first US publisher didn't so much launch his books as bury them.)them).
12th Mar '18 3:36:24 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Maggy the Frog told Cersei that all three of her children would die. Cersei's own actions, in various ways, lead to this outcome. Joffrey dies because Cersei coddled him and then couldn't control him when he was made king, which led to him being poisoned because he was out of control. Myrcella died because the Mountain killed Oberyn, which in turn only happened because Cersei was determined to punish Tyrion for killing Joffrey without any proof that he was responsible. Finally, Tommen kills himself after Cersei detonates the wildfire under the Great Sept of Baelor, killing Margaery among many others.

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Maggy the Frog told Cersei that all three of her children would die. Cersei's own actions, in various ways, lead to this outcome. Joffrey dies because Cersei coddled him and then couldn't control him when he was made king, which led to him being poisoned because he was out of control. Myrcella died because the Mountain killed Oberyn, which in turn only happened because Cersei was determined to punish Tyrion for killing Joffrey without any proof that he was responsible. Finally, Tommen kills himself after Cersei detonates the wildfire under the Great Sept of Baelor, killing Margaery among many others.others.
** King Aegon II Targaryen was initially not interested in his claim and was willing to go along with his father's wish to have Rhaenyra take the throne. He was convinced after Alicent told him that Rhaenyra would have put his family to the sword as soon as she became the queen. It became a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy as their actions inevitably forced the Blacks to battle them to the death. All his sons were actually killed during the war.
12th Mar '18 7:50:54 AM cdrood
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* In ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'' Al Czervik bets that Judge Smails will slice his drive into the woods. Despite claiming he never slices, this is enough to put the thought into his head, so he does indeed slice into the woods. Any avid golfer can tell you this happens all the time in RealLife.
5th Feb '18 9:26:36 AM Euodiachloris
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** When Tyrion was born, some very snide comments/ rumours/ wishful satire started circulating about how such a deformed birth boded nothing but ill for the prideful Lannister House. Both Tywin and Cersei certainly had other reasons on top of this to dislike him all his life, but ''perhaps'' horrifically abusing him for years was not a sound long term plan if you maybe, might, perhaps have to rely on him to stay loyal?
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