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15th Jan '18 5:02:42 AM Gravityman
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* This is part of Teru Mikami's backstory in ''Anime/DeathNote''. As a child, he was a BullyHunter with a sense of BlackAndWhiteMorality who stood up to bullying whenever he saw it, but all this really accomplished was getting himself beaten up. When his mother tried to convince him he shouldn't fight the bullies because he's only getting himself hurt, he takes this to mean she's taking the bullies' side and is just as bad as they are. When his mother and those very same bullies he spent his school years fighting were all killed in the same accident completely by chance, he takes this as a sign from God that he was right and that they all deserved to be punished.
14th Dec '17 5:38:19 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''ElChapulinColorado'' featured the hero at an area where it's usual to have falling rocks from space. Not believing it, Chapulin [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]] announced the arrival of one that made stops in Jupiter and Saturn. Then a rock falls and hits someone nearby. Chapulin dismissed it as a coincidence that could happen anywhere on the world and [[TemptingFate challenged another one to appear]]. It did, hitting the same someone. "Two coincidences", the hero said and then challenged again. A third rock fell and Chapulin decided to hide just in case a "fourth coincidence" appeared. Several rocks fell later, and the hero weakly dismissed them as coincidences.

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* One episode of ''ElChapulinColorado'' ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' featured the hero at an area where it's usual to have falling rocks from space. Not believing it, Chapulin [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]] announced the arrival of one that made stops in Jupiter and Saturn. Then a rock falls and hits someone nearby. Chapulin dismissed it as a coincidence that could happen anywhere on the world and [[TemptingFate challenged another one to appear]]. It did, hitting the same someone. "Two coincidences", the hero said and then challenged again. A third rock fell and Chapulin decided to hide just in case a "fourth coincidence" appeared. Several rocks fell later, and the hero weakly dismissed them as coincidences.
2nd Dec '17 11:26:26 AM Drgonzo
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* An old soldier's maxim: Once is an accident, twice is coincidence. But three times is enemy action.
30th Nov '17 9:50:38 AM Nyame
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': On his deathbed, Eddie Thawne came to believe this was the case in regards to his unexpected presence in the timeline. It just so happened that the timeline Eobard Thawne altered by murdering Nora Allen was one where Eddie became a member of Team Flash, as Barry Allen's friend, Iris West's boyfriend/fiancee, and Joe West's partner, thus causing him to have a vested interest in stopping Eobard. He just so happens to be in the right place, at the ''right time'', to do it by committing a HeroicSuicide, causing a GrandfatherParadox. Through this, it's heavily implied that [[PowersThatBe the Speed Force]] allowed Eobard to run amok because it knew Eddie would one day kill himself to erase the latter from existence.
1st Nov '17 6:10:22 AM GM_3826
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* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' plays with this trope by suggesting their ''are'' coincidences, [[MindScrew but these coincidences might have their own perverse reasons for happening]]:

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* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' plays with this trope by suggesting their there ''are'' coincidences, [[MindScrew but these coincidences might have their own perverse reasons for happening]]:
26th Oct '17 12:34:29 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', [[spoiler:Dragur]] observes that one coincidence is so beneficial as to almost make him believe in Fate.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', [[spoiler:Dragur]] observes that one coincidence is so beneficial as to almost make him believe in Fate.
12th Oct '17 3:56:49 AM Nyame
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': While confronting Obito, Madara points out that [[spoiler: the events surrounding Rin's death happened a little ''too'' conveniently to turn Obito to darkness, and reveals that he orchestrated the whole thing to make sure Obito would help him]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto's birth was the source of this speculation for several years. It was too much of a coincidence that the Kyuubi attacked on the day the Fourth Hokage's son was born, leaving him a convenient vessel for him to seal the biju in. Left at a loss due to missing pieces, most believed the stress of the attack caused Kushina to go into labor prematurely, which presumably killed her. [[spoiler:The truth reveals that none of it was a coincidence at all. Kushina was Kurama's previous jinchuriki, and female jinchuriki are at the risk of having their biju being released during childbirth due to the seal weakening. Kurama attacked that day because someone was able to release him from Kushina after Naruto's birth]].
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While confronting Obito, Madara points out that [[spoiler: the events surrounding Rin's death happened a little ''too'' conveniently to turn Obito to darkness, and reveals that he orchestrated the whole thing to make sure Obito would help him]].him. The only thing in that situation that was a coincidence was Kakashi, who Rin used to kill herself via SuicideByCop]].
16th May '17 10:06:39 AM nombretomado
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** This was also prominent in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' which was the sister series to ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' and (sort of) tied in with the original ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' series.

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** This was also prominent in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' which was the sister series to ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' and (sort of) tied in with the original ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' series.
19th Apr '17 2:08:06 PM Bissek
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** That said, one of the powers of a Knight of the Cross is that God will arrange for a ContrivedCoincidence to happen whenever the Knights need help with side issues so they can focus on their work. One example of this being Father Forthill having his car break down near Michael's place right when Michael needs someone to watch his kids so that he can go out Knighting - and Forthill's comment on the whole matter implies that this is not the first time something like this has happened.
19th Apr '17 1:57:45 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Film/{{Signs}}'', Graham Hess phrases the statement as a means to [[HollywoodAtheist deny the existence of God]].
--> "See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Morpheus believes in fate and prophecy, and thus does not believe in coincidence.
* In [[StarWars Obi Wan Kenobi's]] experience, there is no such thing as luck, since TheForce pervades everything. He probably got it from his own master, who believed that meeting Anakin Skywalker was no coincidence.
** In the ExpandedUniverse, this is a Force User's philosophy in general. If something really improbable happens, it's because [[SentientCosmicForce The Force wanted it to go that way]]. The more coincidences pile up, the more the Force is at work.
* ''Film/VForVendetta'': "I, like God, do not play with dice and I don't believe in coincidences."
** Later in that movie, V tells another character, "There are no coincidences, Delia. Only the illusion of coincidence."
** Chief Inspector Finch also says "When you're at this as long as I have, you stop believing in coincidence."

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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/{{Signs}}'', Graham Hess phrases the statement as a means to [[HollywoodAtheist deny the existence of God]].
--> "See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Morpheus believes in fate and prophecy, and thus does not believe in coincidence.
* In [[StarWars Obi Wan Kenobi's]] experience, there is no such thing as luck, since TheForce pervades everything. He probably got it from his own master, who believed that meeting Anakin Skywalker was no coincidence.
** In the ExpandedUniverse, this is a Force User's philosophy in general. If something really improbable happens, it's because [[SentientCosmicForce The Force wanted it to go that way]]. The more coincidences pile up, the more the Force is at work.
* ''Film/VForVendetta'': "I, like God, do not play with dice and I don't believe in coincidences."
** Later in that movie, V tells another character, "There are no coincidences, Delia. Only the illusion of coincidence."
** Chief Inspector Finch also says "When you're at this as long as I have, you stop believing in coincidence."
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* In ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', Rick tries to shrug everything off as a coincidence and Ardeth tells him "There's a fine line between coincidence and fate."

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* In ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', Rick tries to shrug everything off as a coincidence and Ardeth tells him "There's a fine line between coincidence and fate."[[/folder]]

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Gordon tells Blake that, as a detective, "[he's] not allowed to believe in coincidences anymore".


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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Gordon tells Blake that, as a detective, "[he's] not allowed to believe in coincidences anymore".
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Morpheus believes in fate and prophecy, and thus does not believe in coincidence.


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* In ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', Rick tries to shrug everything off as a coincidence and Ardeth tells him "There's a fine line between coincidence and fate."
* In ''Film/{{Signs}}'', Graham Hess phrases the statement as a means to [[HollywoodAtheist deny the existence of God]].
--> "See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** In Obi-Wan Kenobi's experience, there is no such thing as luck, since TheForce pervades everything. He probably got it from his own master, who believed that meeting Anakin Skywalker was no coincidence.
** In the ExpandedUniverse, this is a Force-user's philosophy in general. If something really improbable happens, it's because [[SentientCosmicForce the Force wanted it to go that way]]. The more coincidences pile up, the more the Force is at work.
* ''Film/VForVendetta'': "I, like God, do not play with dice and I don't believe in coincidences."
** Later in that movie, V tells another character, "There are no coincidences, Delia. Only the illusion of coincidence."
** Chief Inspector Finch also says "When you're at this as long as I have, you stop believing in coincidence."
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