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3rd May '16 5:58:20 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'' decided to give the character King Louie an AdaptationalSpeciesChange from [[Disney/TheJungleBook the 1967 original]], turning him from an orangutan into a ''Gigantopithecus'' (a extinct genus of ape that lived in Southeast Asia during the Pleistocene). According to WordOfGod, the change was done to correct a bit of ArtisticLicenseBiology from the original, as ''Gigantopitheci'' are actually native to India, while orangutans aren't. Fair enough...but that still doesn't explain why the hell the movie has a ''Gigantopithecus'' casually interacting with a modern human boy, considering ''Gigantopitheci'' went extinct around 100,000 years before the story is supposed to be set.
1st May '16 8:20:38 AM Vir
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* The leadup to DC's ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' revealed that the [[DiedHappilyEverAfter pocket paradise]] which Alexander Luthor had created for himself, {{Superman}}-2 and Superboy-Prime at the end of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' [[CerebusRetcon was actually more of a]] PhantomZone, sealed off from the rest of reality by [[MagicalSecurityCam a crystal wall which showed all the DCU's events in real time]]. The crisis proper started when Superboy-Prime, disgusted by [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis recent events]], punched the wall in frustration, shattering it and freeing himself and the others to try creating a MergedReality, [[WellIntentionedExtremist whether it wanted remaking or not]]. This would have worked eminently well as an allegorical image, but WordOfGod stated that ''the wall was an actual physical representation of the DCU's timeline'', and used the damage caused by Superboy's punch as a catch-all {{Handwave}} to explain away some of the event's less explainable facts, most notably [[BackFromTheDead "dead Robin" Jason Todd suddenly waking up]] [[BuriedAlive in his grave]] and Maxwell Lord's completely-out-of-nowhere FaceHeelTurn. [[InternetBackdraft The fans were neither convinced nor amused]], and [[MemeticMutation "SUPERBOY PUNCHED TIME!"]] became something of a rallying cry.

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* The leadup to DC's ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' revealed that the [[DiedHappilyEverAfter pocket paradise]] which Alexander Luthor had created for himself, {{Superman}}-2 Franchise/{{Superman}}-2 and Superboy-Prime at the end of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' [[CerebusRetcon was actually more of a]] PhantomZone, sealed off from the rest of reality by [[MagicalSecurityCam a crystal wall which showed all the DCU's events in real time]]. The crisis proper started when Superboy-Prime, disgusted by [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis recent events]], punched the wall in frustration, shattering it and freeing himself and the others to try creating a MergedReality, [[WellIntentionedExtremist whether it wanted remaking or not]]. This would have worked eminently well as an allegorical image, but WordOfGod stated that ''the wall was an actual physical representation of the DCU's timeline'', and used the damage caused by Superboy's punch as a catch-all {{Handwave}} to explain away some of the event's less explainable facts, most notably [[BackFromTheDead "dead Robin" Jason Todd suddenly waking up]] [[BuriedAlive in his grave]] and Maxwell Lord's completely-out-of-nowhere FaceHeelTurn. [[InternetBackdraft The fans were neither convinced nor amused]], and [[MemeticMutation "SUPERBOY PUNCHED TIME!"]] became something of a rallying cry.



* From ObscurusLupa's review of ''Vampire Dog:''

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* From ObscurusLupa's WebVideo/ObscurusLupa's review of ''Vampire Dog:''



*** More recently, it seems the explanation is that magic is ''powered by'' mana. Gwen is just so adept at it because she's virtually ''made'' of mana.

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*** More recently, it It seems the explanation is that magic is ''powered by'' mana. Gwen is just so adept at it because she's virtually ''made'' of mana.



--->'''Lisa:''' Wait a minute, {{Xena}} can't fly!
--->'''Creator/LucyLawless:''' [[IAmNotSpock I told you, I'm not Xena -- I'm Lucy Lawless]].
--->'''Lisa:''' Oh.

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--->'''Lisa:''' Wait a minute, {{Xena}} can't fly!
--->'''Creator/LucyLawless:'''
fly!\\
'''Creator/LucyLawless:'''
[[IAmNotSpock I told you, I'm not Xena -- I'm Lucy Lawless]].
--->'''Lisa:'''
Lawless]].\\
'''Lisa:'''
Oh.



-->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' These are the dark matter engines I invented. They allow my starship to travel between galaxies in mere hours.
-->'''Cubert:''' That's impossible. You can't go faster than the speed of light.
-->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' Of course not. That's why scientists increased the speed of light in 2208.
-->'''Cubert:''' Also impossible.
-->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' And what makes my engines truly remarkable is the afterburner, which delivers 200% fuel efficiency!
-->'''Cubert:''' That's ''especially'' impossible.
-->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' Not at all. It's very simple.
-->'''Cubert:''' Then explain it.
-->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' Now ''that's'' impossible!

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-->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' These are the dark matter engines I invented. They allow my starship to travel between galaxies in mere hours.
-->'''Cubert:'''
hours.\\
'''Cubert:'''
That's impossible. You can't go faster than the speed of light.
-->'''Professor
light.\\
'''Professor
Farnsworth:''' Of course not. That's why scientists increased the speed of light in 2208.
-->'''Cubert:'''
2208.\\
'''Cubert:'''
Also impossible.
-->'''Professor
impossible.\\
'''Professor
Farnsworth:''' And what makes my engines truly remarkable is the afterburner, which delivers 200% fuel efficiency!
-->'''Cubert:'''
efficiency!\\
'''Cubert:'''
That's ''especially'' impossible.
-->'''Professor
impossible.\\
'''Professor
Farnsworth:''' Not at all. It's very simple.
-->'''Cubert:'''
simple.\\
'''Cubert:'''
Then explain it.
-->'''Professor
it.\\
'''Professor
Farnsworth:''' Now ''that's'' impossible!



--->'''Fry:''' Is he (Guenther the talking genius monkey) genetically engineered?
--->'''Professor:''' Oh please, that's preposterous science fiction mumbo jumbo. Guenther's intelligence actually lies in his electronium hat, which harnesses the power of sunspots to produce cognitive radiation.

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--->'''Fry:''' Is he (Guenther the talking genius monkey) genetically engineered?
--->'''Professor:'''
engineered?\\
'''Professor:'''
Oh please, that's preposterous science fiction mumbo jumbo. Guenther's intelligence actually lies in his electronium hat, which harnesses the power of sunspots to produce cognitive radiation.



* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by WordOfGod for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. The writers announced that they would not be revealing anything about the origins of the Allspark because the explanation would risk being so bizarre that it shattered the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. The Franchise/StarWars Midichlorian example was specifically cited.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} by WordOfGod for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. The writers announced that they would not be revealing anything about the origins of the Allspark because the explanation would risk being so bizarre that it shattered the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. The Franchise/StarWars Midichlorian example was specifically cited.



* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':

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* Lampshaded {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':



-->'''Stan:''' How is that possible?
-->'''Roger:''' I know. I look too young to have kids in college.
-->'''Stan:''' No, that you have children when your persona is completely fabricated...
-->'''Roger:''' [[IceCreamKoan We are the music makers.]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory We are the dreamers of dreams]].
-->'''Stan:''' [[LampshadeHanging That is an unsatisfying answer]].
** And then in a more recent episode:
--->'''Steve:''' You... you've been married to him [a prison warden] for thirty years? Where do you find the time?!
--->'''Roger:''' When you're in love, you make time.

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-->'''Stan:''' How is that possible?
-->'''Roger:'''
possible?\\
'''Roger:'''
I know. I look too young to have kids in college.
-->'''Stan:'''
college.\\
'''Stan:'''
No, that you have children when your persona is completely fabricated...
-->'''Roger:'''
fabricated...\\
'''Roger:'''
[[IceCreamKoan We are the music makers.]] [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory We are the dreamers of dreams]].
-->'''Stan:'''
dreams]].\\
'''Stan:'''
[[LampshadeHanging That is an unsatisfying answer]].
** And then in a more recent later episode:
--->'''Steve:''' You... you've been married to him [a prison warden] for thirty years? Where do you find the time?!
--->'''Roger:'''
time?!\\
'''Roger:'''
When you're in love, you make time.



--> '''Doofenshmirtz''' (talking for the wheel): I am a dry-cleaning wheel. Why do I exist?

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--> '''Doofenshmirtz''' -->'''Doofenshmirtz''' (talking for the wheel): I am a dry-cleaning wheel. Why do I exist?



-->'''D.W.:''' How do you get square balloons?
-->'''Cashier:''' Blow square breaths!
-->'''D.W.:''' [[LampshadeHanging Oh...]]

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-->'''D.W.:''' How do you get square balloons?
-->'''Cashier:'''
balloons?\\
'''Cashier:'''
Blow square breaths!
-->'''D.
breaths!\\
'''D.
W.:''' [[LampshadeHanging Oh...]]



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "Halloween":
-->'''Darwin''': How come we can see you every day, but we need this to see [other ghosts]?
-->'''Carrie''': Duh! Because I was ''born'' a ghost!
-->'''Darwin''': How does that work?
-->'''Gumball''': Duh! *beat* Actually, I have no idea.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "Halloween":
-->'''Darwin''': How come we can see you every day, but we need this to see [other ghosts]?
-->'''Carrie''':
ghosts]?\\
'''Carrie''':
Duh! Because I was ''born'' a ghost!
-->'''Darwin''':
ghost!\\
'''Darwin''':
How does that work?
-->'''Gumball''':
work?\\
'''Gumball''':
Duh! *beat* Actually, I have no idea.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The use of platinum armor to make mechs immune to metal bending. Even if you handwave wave the rarity and expense of so much platinum by saying it might not be as rare in the Avatar world, that still leaves the issue that platinum is a relatively soft metal (closest to soft iron), so would make horrible armor for any purpose other than resisting metalbending. And any sort of electroplating or platinum alloy would reduce the metal's purity, lowering it's resistance to bending. Also, like gold, it's heavy, which would make it a doubly-horrible choice for armoring [[spoiler: Kuivra's giant mech from Season 4.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The use of platinum armor to make mechs immune to metal bending. metalbending. Even if you handwave wave the rarity and expense of so much platinum by saying it [[WorthlessYellowRocks might not be as rare in the Avatar world, world]], that still leaves the issue that platinum is a relatively soft metal (closest to soft iron), so would make horrible armor for any purpose other than resisting metalbending. And any sort of electroplating or platinum alloy would reduce the metal's purity, lowering it's its resistance to bending. Also, like gold, it's heavy, which would make it a doubly-horrible choice for armoring [[spoiler: Kuivra's Kuvira's giant mech from Season season 4.]]
26th Apr '16 1:49:55 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' attempted in "The Chase" to finally explain why so many different sentient species from different star systems in the ''Star Trek'' universe are [[HumanAliens nearly identical]] apart from [[RubberForeheadAliens superficial facial features]] and can [[HalfHumanHybrid easily interbreed with each other]]. Apparently millions of years ago a species of {{Precursors}} seeded practically every inhabited system in the galaxy with microbes from their homeworld, and they developed in similar ways on every planet due to convergent evolution. This did not go down well with the audience and has never been mentioned again.
22nd Apr '16 7:12:52 AM tsstevens
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* ''Film/LooseChange,'' as well as a great number of ConspiracyTheories, have one big plot hole in common: suppose there was a terrorist attack planned, suppose the people were smart enough to pull it off and cover it up (despite some being regarded as too stupid to pull such stunts,) suppose they were heinous enough for mass murder. Okay, they are that intelligent, that evil, and yet they make no move on those who had somehow found out the truth and are trying to expose them? As a story or narrative choice the writers could borrow from ''Series/TheXFiles'' or ''Film/{{Insider}}'' or any number of works. In RealLife such plots have included murder to cover it up, why have some of the huge conspiracies remained bloodless?
21st Apr '16 9:14:38 PM Kelothan
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*** Hell, the ''deroboticization itself is this.'' How are the BEM able to do that in such a way that it not only immunizes everyone affected from rerobiticizaion, it also immunizes ''people who weren't affected in the first place?''
13th Apr '16 9:32:02 AM MegaMarioMan
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** In Ian Flynn's follow-up, it was mandated that Shadow be the BigBad, having conquered the world in Sonic's absence. The reason Shadow was able to do this already confused many, since we never got any explanation on Sonics disappearance or subsequent reappearance other than time travel, but they were mostly wondering why a [[ShadowArchetype darker yet still heroic rival to the hero]] was suddenly a tyrant who united Mobius under the Acorn flag. The explanation was given in the OTHER follow-up, Mobius: 30 years later, that he was doing it for Maria. This made just as little if not less sense. How would he consider "protect all life on earth" as "counquer and rule as king"? At least SA2 established that he had FakeMemories.

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** In Ian Flynn's follow-up, it was mandated that Shadow be the BigBad, having conquered the world in Sonic's absence. The reason Shadow was able to do this already confused many, since we never got any explanation on Sonics disappearance or subsequent reappearance other than time travel, but they were mostly wondering why a [[ShadowArchetype darker yet still heroic rival to the hero]] was suddenly a tyrant who united Mobius under the Acorn flag. The explanation was given in the OTHER follow-up, Mobius: 30 years later, that he was doing it for Maria. This made just as little if not less sense. How would he consider "protect all life on earth" as "counquer and rule as king"? At least SA2 [=SA2=] established that he had FakeMemories.



** He did it again in his ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' review, when he called out on the movie's explanation of the Atlanteans' ability to speak surface languages as Atlantean is the root of every modern language, which means they can automatically speak English. If you don't know why this is [[CriticalResearchFailure which is complete bullshit]], consider the fact that even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQVyol7N1Jo&nohtml5=False Old English]] is nothing like the modern language, and knowing one will ''not'' help you understand the other..

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** He did it again in his ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' review, when he called out on the movie's explanation of the Atlanteans' ability to speak surface languages as Atlantean is the root of every modern language, which means they can automatically speak English. If you don't know why this is [[CriticalResearchFailure which is complete bullshit]], consider the fact that even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQVyol7N1Jo&nohtml5=False Old English]] is nothing like the modern language, and knowing one will ''not'' help you understand the other..
12th Apr '16 11:58:25 AM DesertDragon
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** He did it again in his ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' review, when he called out on the movie's explanation of the Atlanteans ability to speak as Atlantean is the root of every modern language, which means they can automatically speak English ([[CriticalResearchFailure which is complete bullshit]], if you didn't know it).

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** He did it again in his ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' review, when he called out on the movie's explanation of the Atlanteans Atlanteans' ability to speak surface languages as Atlantean is the root of every modern language, which means they can automatically speak English ([[CriticalResearchFailure English. If you don't know why this is [[CriticalResearchFailure which is complete bullshit]], if consider the fact that even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQVyol7N1Jo&nohtml5=False Old English]] is nothing like the modern language, and knowing one will ''not'' help you didn't know it).understand the other..
9th Apr '16 12:09:18 AM Kelothan
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** In Ian Flynn's follow-up, it was mandated that Shadow be the BigBad, having conquered the world in Sonics absence. The reason Shadow was able to do this already confused many, since we never got any explanation on Sonics disappearance or subsequent reappearance other than time travel, but they were mostly wondering why a [[ShadowArchetype darker yet still heroic rival to the hero]] was suddenly a tyrant who united Mobius under the Acorn flag. The explanation was given in the OTHER follow-up, Mobius: 30 years later, that he was doing it for Maria. This made just as little if not less sense. How would he consider "protect all life on earth" as "counquer and rule as king"?

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** In Ian Flynn's follow-up, it was mandated that Shadow be the BigBad, having conquered the world in Sonics Sonic's absence. The reason Shadow was able to do this already confused many, since we never got any explanation on Sonics disappearance or subsequent reappearance other than time travel, but they were mostly wondering why a [[ShadowArchetype darker yet still heroic rival to the hero]] was suddenly a tyrant who united Mobius under the Acorn flag. The explanation was given in the OTHER follow-up, Mobius: 30 years later, that he was doing it for Maria. This made just as little if not less sense. How would he consider "protect all life on earth" as "counquer and rule as king"?king"? At least SA2 established that he had FakeMemories.


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** When the BEM De-robictized everyone, they left a select few untouched. Most of them made sense (Jules would die if he was to do that, the Dragons weren't on the surface when it happened) Bunnie's explanation on the other hand... didn't. The repeat the same 'She replaced her old limbs, we can't undo those' Handwave, but before all this they undid Eggman and Sniveley's roboticization, and they had ''new bodies''.
*** Speaking of the BEM, the location of Tails's parents? They were abducted by them. Yes, it's random. No, they had little reason too. And before you ask, all the impact it had on them? They nearly cause a civil war and they certainly reform the kingdom, but they never mention it again besides that.
31st Mar '16 8:40:54 AM Freezer
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## Why did the scientists who built the cars program them with [[spoiler:cheat codes]]## How did Fireblaster [[spoiler:enter a cheat code into a ''car''?]]

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## Why did the scientists who built the cars program them with [[spoiler:cheat codes]]## codes]]
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How did Fireblaster [[spoiler:enter a cheat code into a ''car''?]]
29th Mar '16 3:07:48 PM ading
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* ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' has a big one. During the real-life game of ''VideoGame/PacMan'', Fireblaster's car is stated to be going faster than it should be able to. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Fireblaster was using the cheat codes for super-speed in ''Pac-Man'', and he also used cheat codes to beat Sam in the tournament at the start of the movie.]] There are numerous problems with this:
## How the hell did Fireblaster get away with [[spoiler:using a cheat code in a tournament]], with thousands of people watching his every move?
## [[spoiler:IF there was a cheat code for super-speed in Pac-Man (there isn't), wouldn't it give ''Pac-Man'' super speed, not his enemies?]]
## Why did the scientists who built the cars program them with [[spoiler:cheat codes]]## How did Fireblaster [[spoiler:enter a cheat code into a ''car''?]]
## Most egregiously, how exactly do [[spoiler:the cheat codes for super-speed]] in a video game make a ''real'' car go faster?


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* PlayedForLaughs in Eugene Ionesco's play ''The Lesson''. The Professor asks how The Student can multiply ten-digit numbers if she doesn't know how to count. The Student replies that she's [[BeyondTheImpossible memorized the answer to every possible multiplication question.]]
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