History Main / TheoryTunnelVision

25th Feb '17 11:22:25 AM MitchellProductions
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Mental disorder: Due to a handicap, Bob believes that whatever he thinks is true, is in fact true; anyone who states otherwise is deemed a liar.

to:

* Mental disorder: Due to a handicap, [[TautologicalTemplar Bob believes that whatever he thinks is true, is in fact true; anyone who states otherwise is deemed a liar.
liar.]]
25th Feb '17 11:21:01 AM MitchellProductions
Is there an issue? Send a Message


If someone suffering from Theory Tunnel Vision at some point ''does'' break, expect a HeroicBSOD, along with muttering about how this should be impossible. A fair warning, though: Do not try to break Theory Tunnel Vision on purpose, as there is a good chance that you'll lose your friendship with the sufferer... or worse.

to:

If someone suffering from Theory Tunnel Vision at some point ''does'' break, [[BreakTheBeliever break]], expect a HeroicBSOD, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation along with muttering about how this should be impossible. impossible.]] A fair warning, though: Do not try to break Theory Tunnel Vision [[InvokedTrope on purpose, purpose]], as there is a good chance that [[WeUsedToBeFriends you'll lose your friendship with the sufferer... or worse.
sufferer]]... [[EvilFormerFriend or]] [[FaithHeelTurn worse.]]
2nd Feb '17 4:33:36 PM FloydPinkerton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Lex Luthor once discovered evidence that Clark Kent is {{ComicBook/Superman}}... and promptly dismissed it, because why would a PhysicalGod use such a humble personality? A lot of his rage can be put down to Superman not acting the way Luthor would act with all that power, and it drives Luthor nuts.

to:

* Lex Luthor once discovered evidence that Clark Kent is {{ComicBook/Superman}}... and promptly dismissed it, because why would a PhysicalGod use such a humble personality? A lot of his rage can be put down to [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Superman not acting the way Luthor would act with all that power, power]], and it drives Luthor nuts.
7th Dec '16 5:16:02 PM Luigifan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Pride/stubbornness: Bob is just too proud or stubborn to say that he's been wrong, instead keeping up his own version of reality.
* Familiarity/indoctrination/Prejudice: Bob has been told every day of his life that group X is evil. As a result, nothing group X will ever do can change Bob's vision. Even if someone from group X would rescue Bob from a burning building, all he'd say is to let go of him.

to:

* Pride/stubbornness: Bob is just too proud or stubborn to say that he's been wrong, [[ConfirmationBias instead keeping up up]] [[IRejectYourReality his own version of reality.
reality]].
* Familiarity/indoctrination/Prejudice: Familiarity/indoctrination/prejudice: Bob has been told every day of his life that group X is evil. As a result, nothing group X will ever do can change Bob's vision. Even if someone from group X would rescue Bob from a burning building, all he'd say is to let go of him.



* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'' Ryuko comes to believe that StudentCouncilPresident Satsuki Kiryuin was responsible for her father's death before the start of the series, since Satsuki claims to have knowledge about why it happened. She becomes so fixated on this that her flashbacks from when she barely saw the killer fleeing the scene start to shift so the figure resembles Satsuki, meaning that when [[spoiler:the ''real'' killer, Nui Harime, whose MegaTwintails make her a dead ringer for the initial silhouette reveals herself it comes as quite a shock to her.]]

to:

* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'' ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ryuko comes to believe that StudentCouncilPresident Satsuki Kiryuin was responsible for her father's death before the start of the series, since Satsuki claims to have knowledge about why it happened. She becomes so fixated on this that her flashbacks from when she barely saw the killer fleeing the scene start to shift so the figure resembles Satsuki, meaning that when [[spoiler:the ''real'' killer, Nui Harime, whose MegaTwintails make her a dead ringer for the initial silhouette silhouette, reveals herself herself, it comes as quite a shock to her.]]



* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' The Element Bearers are utterly incapable of seeing Corona (also known as [[spoiler:Celestia]]) as anything but an arrogant, cruel, greedy monster who'd kill them all given half a chance. This backfires when they're [[EnemyMine forced to work together]], and the six of them think backstabbing the PhysicalGod who's agreed to work with them is a better idea than stopping the necromancer who's trying to become immortal. In fairness though, they're part of a culture that's been fed a thousand years worth of stories about how evil she is, and when they first she kidnapped some of their loved ones, on account of being completely insane. But even after she's cooled down somewhat, they still refuse to think she's not pure evil

to:

* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' The Element Bearers are utterly incapable of seeing Corona (also known as [[spoiler:Celestia]]) as anything but an arrogant, cruel, greedy monster who'd kill them all given half a chance. This backfires when they're [[EnemyMine forced to work together]], and the six of them think backstabbing the PhysicalGod who's agreed to work with them is a better idea than stopping the necromancer who's trying to become immortal. In fairness fairness, though, they're part of a culture that's been fed a thousand years worth of stories about how evil she is, and when they first met, she kidnapped some of their loved ones, on account of being completely insane. But even after she's cooled down somewhat, they still refuse to think she's not pure evil
evil.



* A woman suspects her husband is cheating on her. She takes advice from her friends, who tell her to look for AffairHair. When her husband comes home and she can't find, she's horrified and disgusted- her husband is cheating on her with a ''bald'' woman!

to:

* A woman suspects her husband is cheating on her. She takes advice from her friends, who tell her to look for AffairHair. When her husband comes home and she can't find, find any, she's horrified and disgusted- disgusted -- her husband is cheating on her with a ''bald'' woman!



** The Doctor, who despises war and killing and hates himself for hurting innocent people, cannot believe that Clara's ex-soldier boyfriend Mr. Pink is anything but a BloodKnight who glories in death and destruction. Mr. Pink, now a middle-school teacher [[NotSoDifferent who also despises war and killing and hates himself for hurting innocent people]], upon learning The Doctor is a Time ''Lord'' cannot believe that an officer ("an ''aristocrat!''" at that) is anything but an UpperClassTwit GloryHound who doesn't care about "lower people" getting hurt. In the end they agree that Clara loves them both and that's all that really matters (The Doctor also settles on referring to Pink as a muscle-headed PE teacher (Pink teaches math) which is probably an upgrade from heartless killer soldier).

to:

** The Doctor, who despises war and killing and hates himself for hurting innocent people, cannot believe that Clara's ex-soldier boyfriend Mr. Pink is anything but a BloodKnight who glories in death and destruction. Mr. Pink, now a middle-school teacher [[NotSoDifferent who also despises war and killing and hates himself for hurting innocent people]], upon learning The Doctor is a Time ''Lord'' ''Lord'', cannot believe that an officer ("an ''aristocrat!''" at that) is anything but an UpperClassTwit GloryHound who doesn't care about "lower people" getting hurt. In the end end, they agree that Clara loves them both and that's all that really matters (The Doctor also settles on referring to Pink as a muscle-headed PE teacher (Pink teaches math) math), which is probably an upgrade from heartless killer soldier).



** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The Half-Blood Prince]]'', Harry is convinced that Draco has become a Death Eater and is up to some evil scheme. Even after compelling evidence is offered showing Draco wasn't even around when a certain event occurs, Harry refuses to consider the possibility that Draco wasn't involved. In a case of RightForTheWrongReasons; Draco actually ''was'' up to something, and was involved in several of the mysterious events, but Harry was drawing his conclusions from gut instinct and his personal hatred for Draco rather than any actual evidence. It's also a case of DramaticIrony, as a chapter at the start of the book proves to the readers that Voldemort has set Draco some unspecified task, but none of the good guys knew about it.

to:

** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The Half-Blood Prince]]'', Harry is convinced that Draco has become a Death Eater and is up to some evil scheme. Even after compelling evidence is offered showing Draco wasn't even around when a certain event occurs, Harry refuses to consider the possibility that Draco wasn't involved. In a case of RightForTheWrongReasons; RightForTheWrongReasons, Draco actually ''was'' up to something, and was involved in several of the mysterious events, but Harry was drawing his conclusions from gut instinct and his personal hatred for Draco rather than any actual evidence. It's also a case of DramaticIrony, as a chapter at the start of the book proves to the readers that Voldemort has set Draco some unspecified task, but none of the good guys knew about it.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Part and parcel of the CrapsackWorld nature of the setting, since the Imperium runs on fundamentalism and rigid discipline. One reason Ork kommandoes (seven foot tall killing machines who are stealthy and able to perform covert missions in addition to being the charge-happy dakka-shooting lunatics we know and love) are successful is that a Guardsman who tried to report their existence was executed for cowardice as what he said went against Imperial doctrine.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Part and parcel of the CrapsackWorld nature of the setting, since the Imperium runs on fundamentalism and rigid discipline. One reason Ork kommandoes (seven foot tall killing machines who are stealthy and able to perform covert missions in addition to being the charge-happy dakka-shooting lunatics we know and love) are successful is that a Guardsman who tried to report their existence was executed for cowardice cowardice, as what he said went against Imperial doctrine.



** Note, that while [[spoiler: Gamzee]] had staged the last crime scene to frame Vriska, it was only after they found out about Terezi's personal conviction, and [[spoiler: John]] later remarks on how poorly staged said scene was.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' got those two [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-04-16 alien]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-12-27 enthusiast]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-06-20 nerds]] annoying people. Hilariously enough, they never noticed real aliens and half-aliens in their town.

to:

** Note, Note that while [[spoiler: Gamzee]] [[spoiler:Gamzee]] had staged the last crime scene to frame Vriska, it was only after they found out about Terezi's personal conviction, and [[spoiler: John]] [[spoiler:John]] later remarks on how poorly staged said scene was.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has got those two [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-04-16 alien]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-12-27 enthusiast]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-06-20 nerds]] annoying people. Hilariously enough, they never noticed real aliens and half-aliens in their town.



** Miko is unable to comprehend that anyone who is good might disagree with her methodology, therefore the Order (who defend Belkar, who is evil) are also evil. Her determination to stick to this belief in the face of all the evidence eventually leads her to full-blown paranoia [[spoiler: and fall from paladinhood when she concludes that her sworn lord, since he "conspired" with the Order, is also evil ... and betrays her oath by killing him. This, of course, she interprets as further evidence of the Order's evil; they "tricked" her into abandoning her vows.]]

to:

** Miko is unable to comprehend that anyone who is good might disagree with her methodology, therefore the Order (who defend Belkar, who is evil) are also evil. Her determination to stick to this belief in the face of all the evidence eventually leads her to full-blown paranoia [[spoiler: and fall [[spoiler:and falling from paladinhood when she concludes that her sworn lord, since he "conspired" with the Order, is also evil ...evil... and betrays her oath by killing him. This, of course, she interprets as further evidence of the Order's evil; they "tricked" her into abandoning her vows.]]
27th Nov '16 3:19:58 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''TheLastBattle'', Dwarves are in paradise eating a feast, but they believe they are in a hut eating slops. This does at least have a mystical explanation, as it is caused by Aslan's power, and is part of Lewis' AuthorTract on how atheists could have God and Heaven right in front of them but be unable to see it.

to:

* In ''TheLastBattle'', ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', Dwarves are in paradise eating a feast, but they believe they are in a hut eating slops. This does at least have a mystical explanation, as it is caused by Aslan's power, and is part of Lewis' AuthorTract on how atheists could have God and Heaven right in front of them but be unable to see it.
13th Nov '16 5:12:51 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:{{Anime and Manga}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Anime [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime
and Manga}}]]Manga ]]



[[AC:ComicBooks]]

to:

[[AC:ComicBooks]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]



[[AC:Fan Fiction]]

to:

[[AC:Fan Fiction]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]



[[AC:Jokes]]

to:

[[AC:Jokes]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Jokes ]]



[[AC:{{Live Action TV}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Live [[/folder]]

[[folder: Live
Action TV}}]]TV ]]



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Literature}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]



[[AC:TabletopGames]]

to:

[[AC:TabletopGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]



[[AC:{{WebComics}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{WebComics}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Comics ]]



--> '''Redcloak:''' I find it far more probable that you are somehow resisting my magic. This "Soon's Oath" story is just that a cover story designed by your leaders. [...]\\
'''O'chul:''' You find the idea that I have some sort of secret knowledge implanted in my brain by the elders of the Sapphire Guard that has been so deeply suppressed that no magical effect can unearth it to be simpler... than the idea that I just don't know anything?

[[AC:{{Web Original}}]]

to:

--> '''Redcloak:''' I find it far more probable that you are somehow resisting my magic. This "Soon's Oath" story is just that -- a cover story designed by your leaders. [...]\\
'''O'chul:''' You find the idea that I have some sort of secret knowledge implanted in my brain by the elders of the Sapphire Guard that has been so deeply suppressed that no magical effect can unearth it to be simpler... than the idea that I just don't know anything?

[[AC:{{Web Original}}]]
anything?

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Original ]]


Added DiffLines:


[[/folder]]
15th Oct '16 6:02:53 AM Lanthorn
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** The Doctor, who despises war and killing and hates himself for hurting innocent people, cannot believe that Clara's ex-soldier boyfriend Mr. Pink is anything but a BloodKnight who glories in death and destruction. Mr. Pink, now a middle-school teacher [[NotSoDifferent who also despises war and killing and hates himself for hurting innocent people]], upon learning The Doctor is a Time ''Lord'' cannot believe that an officer ("an ''aristocrat!''" at that) is anything but an UpperClassTwit GloryHound who doesn't care about "lower people" getting hurt. In the end they agree that Clara loves them both and that's all that really matters (The Doctor also settles on referring to Pink as a muscle-headed PE teacher (Pink teaches math) which is probably an upgrade from heartless killer soldier).
2nd Oct '16 7:03:37 PM ArcaneAzmadi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A regular feature of ''Series/DoctorWho''. The Doctor arrives in a situation, announces that what's going on is nothing like what the local authority figure believes, and is immediately worked into the authority figure's theory as being part of the problem. However, the Doctor has been known to suffer from tunnel vision himself, for instance in "The Monster of Peladon", where he finds it hard to believe the Ice Warriors aren't the baddies.

to:

* A regular feature of ''Series/DoctorWho''. The Doctor arrives in a situation, announces that what's going on is nothing like what the local authority figure believes, and is immediately worked into the authority figure's theory as being part of the problem. However, the Doctor has been known to suffer from tunnel vision himself, for instance in "The Monster Curse of Peladon", where he finds it hard to believe the Ice Warriors aren't the baddies.
8th Jul '16 12:52:12 AM Chabal2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* ComicBook/DoctorDoom simply cannot get it out of his head that Reed Richards was responsible for the accident that disfigured him. Being something of an egomaniac, he naturally assumes Richards thinks like him, and occasionally designs traps that would be impossible for Doom to escape... and that Richards just strolls out of.
* Lex Luthor once discovered evidence that Clark Kent is {{ComicBook/Superman}}... and promptly dismissed it, because why would a PhysicalGod use such a humble personality? A lot of his rage can be put down to Superman not acting the way Luthor would act with all that power, and it drives Luthor nuts.
* Hugo Strange projects his many, ''many'' neuroses onto {{ComicBook/Batman}}, certain that he only fights crime because he gets off on beating weaker people (Strange being a short, glasses-wearing psychiatrist who occasionally dresses as Batman).



[[AC:Jokes]]
* A woman suspects her husband is cheating on her. She takes advice from her friends, who tell her to look for AffairHair. When her husband comes home and she can't find, she's horrified and disgusted- her husband is cheating on her with a ''bald'' woman!




to:

* Literature/SherlockHolmes believes guesswork leads to this, refusing to discuss a case before he has all available data. He often has multiple theories before finding that out, going on what the newspapers say, but these are inevitably discarded before the end.




to:

** Redcloak believes O-Chul is hiding the location of the gate from him despite multiple torture sessions and every coercive spell he can think of. The fact that O-Chul ''doesn't know'' (the first five guardians of the Gates swore not to look for the gates' locations precisely in case this happened) isn't about to stop him.
--> '''Redcloak:''' I find it far more probable that you are somehow resisting my magic. This "Soon's Oath" story is just that a cover story designed by your leaders. [...]\\
'''O'chul:''' You find the idea that I have some sort of secret knowledge implanted in my brain by the elders of the Sapphire Guard that has been so deeply suppressed that no magical effect can unearth it to be simpler... than the idea that I just don't know anything?
8th Jun '16 1:33:33 PM Scorntex
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[AC:Fan Fiction]]
* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' The Element Bearers are utterly incapable of seeing Corona (also known as [[spoiler:Celestia]]) as anything but an arrogant, cruel, greedy monster who'd kill them all given half a chance. This backfires when they're [[EnemyMine forced to work together]], and the six of them think backstabbing the PhysicalGod who's agreed to work with them is a better idea than stopping the necromancer who's trying to become immortal. In fairness though, they're part of a culture that's been fed a thousand years worth of stories about how evil she is, and when they first she kidnapped some of their loved ones, on account of being completely insane. But even after she's cooled down somewhat, they still refuse to think she's not pure evil
This list shows the last 10 events of 52. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheoryTunnelVision