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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."
22nd Jan '17 4:19:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Doctor Tony Hill, from ''WireInTheBlood'', has a psychological justification for not believing in coincidences:

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* Doctor Tony Hill, from ''WireInTheBlood'', ''Series/WireInTheBlood'', has a psychological justification for not believing in coincidences:
8th Jan '17 1:42:50 PM WrathfulElephantine
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** For example: what are the odds that a half-brainwashed Agent of Change disengaging from a mission would meet, become companions with, and eventually [[spoiler:lifemate]] a woman who happens to be [[spoiler:the granddaughter of a missing member of a long-lost clan with whom his is allied—a woman who grew up on the planet that his cousin is shortly going to civilize so Clan Korval can move to? And that this woman's own clan's world is about to be invaded by Yxtrangi, bringing with them the very member of that race he had encountered ten years before]]? The ''entire series'' is one long chain of increasingly unlikely "coincidences". (It drives the Department of the Interior, and more than a few people who are ''in the know'' about Clan Korval's history with the Luck, right up the wall.)

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** For example: what are the odds that a half-brainwashed Agent of Change disengaging from a mission would meet, become companions with, and eventually [[spoiler:lifemate]] a woman who happens to be [[spoiler:the granddaughter of a missing member of a long-lost clan with whom his is allied—a woman who grew up on the planet that his cousin is shortly going to civilize so Clan Korval can move to? And that this woman's own clan's world is about to be invaded by Yxtrangi, Yxtrang, bringing with them the very member of that race he had encountered ten years before]]? The ''entire series'' is one long chain of increasingly unlikely "coincidences". (It drives the Department of the Interior, and more than a few people who are ''in the know'' about Clan Korval's history with the Luck, right up the wall.)
15th Dec '16 6:26:58 AM WillBGood
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** When people regularly find themselves going on vacation, only to discover that locals need someone with ''just'' their expertise to solve the dire problem that recently cropped up, and when their bosses are RealityWarpers that make most gods look tame, this attitude is more than slightly justified. Granted, this is usually used to get wizards ''to'' the problem; once there, they're usually on their own.

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** When people regularly find themselves going on vacation, only to discover that locals need someone with ''just'' their expertise to solve the dire problem that recently cropped up, and when their bosses are RealityWarpers {{Reality Warper}}s that make most gods look tame, this attitude is more than slightly justified. Granted, this is usually used to get wizards ''to'' the problem; once there, they're usually on their own.
8th Dec '16 12:26:59 PM Slothgirl
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* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', both Spock Prime and Fem!Kirk Prime make it clear to Alt Reality Fem!Kirk that it's no coincidence all the original crew ended up on the same ship.

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* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'', both Spock Prime and Fem!Kirk Prime make it clear to Alt Reality Fem!Kirk that it's no coincidence all the original crew ended up on the same ship.
23rd Oct '16 1:37:04 PM StarSword
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* Jim Williams airily drops the line in ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'' after John Kelso spots a copy of his book, which wasn't exactly a bestseller, on Jim's bookshelf while doing a puff piece for a magazine on Jim's annual Christmas party. Actually a {{justified}} use: Jim then explains that liked the book and specifically requested Kelso for the article.
29th Sep '16 9:05:42 AM LtFedora
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** Chief Inspector Finch also says "When you're at this as long as I have, you stop believing in coincidence."
22nd Sep '16 5:47:32 PM nombretomado
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* Mr. Whittaker from ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' believes this. (Although in a very early episode he comments on something being a coincidence.)

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* Mr. Whittaker from ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' believes this. (Although in a very early episode he comments on something being a coincidence.)
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