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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.)
20th Sep '16 5:38:26 AM TheCometKing
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*The basis of Aaron's worldview in ''Literature/{{Unsong}}'' to the point that his signature quote is "This is not a coincidence because nothing is ever a coincidence." This is pretty reasonable, considering that he practices magic based on the reverse engineering the nature of God from so called coincidences (and the [[WorldOfPun omnipresent puns]]) and the settings main other form of magic is based on NarrativeCausality.
6th Sep '16 11:28:55 AM Scorntex
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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron:'' At the end of the movie, Thor points out that in the years since the Avengers formed, they've ran into three of the [[spoiler:Infinity Stones]]. His refusal to believe this is a coincidence is what spurs him to leave, and investigate further.
31st Aug '16 3:41:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Robyn from ''TheTomorrowSeries'' believes that "coincidences are God's way of telling you to wake up".
* This is repeated several times in the ''YoungWizards'' series.

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* Robyn from ''TheTomorrowSeries'' ''Literature/TheTomorrowSeries'' believes that "coincidences are God's way of telling you to wake up".
* This is repeated several times in the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series.



* In C. S. Goto's ''BloodRavens'' trilogy, "Coincidences are for the weak-minded and the ignorant."

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* In C. S. Goto's ''BloodRavens'' ''Literature/BloodRavens'' trilogy, "Coincidences are for the weak-minded and the ignorant."



* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', Phaethon ponders whether a meeting is coincidence or arranged by the Earthmind, an AI with a trillion times the brain power of a human such as himself.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', Phaethon ponders whether a meeting is coincidence or arranged by the Earthmind, an AI with a trillion times the brain power of a human such as himself.



* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', when she hears of a murder of a woman she spoke with, the harper thinks it can't be a coincidence. She tells Donovan, and he agrees.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', when she hears of a murder of a woman she spoke with, the harper thinks it can't be a coincidence. She tells Donovan, and he agrees.



* FlightToTheLonesomePlace: Anna Maria Rosalita believed this, especially with Ronnie making his way to the ship on which she was on.

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* FlightToTheLonesomePlace: ''Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace'': Anna Maria Rosalita believed this, especially with Ronnie making his way to the ship on which she was on.
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