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25th Jun '17 12:29:38 PM MBG159
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** The idea of midichlorians, on top of their DoingInTheWizard nature, gets a lot of this. It was originally written to explain why some characters are strong in the Force, and some aren't. Okay, so Force potential is actually determined by microscopic organisms in your blood. Fine. But if that's the case, why are they in seemingly every species in the galaxy? Where did they come from? Is it possible to breed them? If you [[Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids inject yourself with midichlorians,]] do you get force powers? Can you kill midichlorians? Or is it that some people automatically have more midichlorians than others? Why does Force potential seem to be inherited? Did Anakin's sperm have midichlorians? Does that mean Padme was force-sensitive while carrying her children? Quite a few EU stories have been spent trying to untangle just what purpose the things have, and even then, they usually do so by trying to minimize the role of the midichlorians as much as possible.
16th Jun '17 11:46:16 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The use of platinum armor to make mechs immune to 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]], 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 its resistance to bending. Also, like gold, it's heavy, which would make it a doubly-horrible choice for armoring [[spoiler: Kuvira's giant mech from season 4]]. We actually do see the source ([[spoiler:it was looted from the metalbender city of Zaofu which used it as protective domes]]), but that just makes all those same problems worse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The use of platinum armor to make mechs immune to 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]], 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 its resistance to bending. Also, like gold, it's heavy, which would make it a doubly-horrible choice for armoring [[spoiler: Kuvira's giant mech from season 4]]. We actually do see the source ([[spoiler:it was looted from the metalbender city of Zaofu which used it as protective domes]]), but that just makes all those same problems worse.
16th Jun '17 11:44:40 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Well, Superman blames himself for not actively being on the lookout for a bomb when talking to Lois later on, so I think it covers that issue. Additionally, the lead would only need to be a fairly thin sheet to block the x-rays, so it wouldn't have added tons of weight to the brand new motorized wheelchair Keefe received from Lex the day prior - which means he wouldn't have noticed it either.
16th Jun '17 11:38:01 AM ImpishMortal
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** Well, Superman blames himself for not actively being on the lookout for a bomb when talking to Lois later on, so I think it covers that issue. Additionally, the lead would only need to be a fairly thin sheet to block the x-rays, so it wouldn't have added tons of weight to the brand new motorized wheelchair Keefe received from Lex the day prior - which means he wouldn't have noticed it either.
13th Jun '17 10:03:13 PM DesertDragon
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** There are several [[CastFullOfGay openly lesbian]] Otome seen during the series, and no one seems to care about their presence. Why not ''exclusively'' recruit gay or asexual women who are far less likely to be exposed to this chemical?
13th Jun '17 9:57:33 PM DesertDragon
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** What about prophylactics? Has no one in this universe ever heard of a condom? Especially since the series is implied to have occurred in a LostColony of Earth, meaning that they somehow retained knowledge of advanced robotics, but not birth control, which real life people have used for hundreds if not thousands of years before modern technology? Even though condoms can break if used improperly, it's better than nothing!

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** What about prophylactics? Has no one in this universe ever heard of a condom? Especially since the series is implied to have occurred in a LostColony of Earth, meaning that they somehow retained knowledge of advanced robotics, but not birth control, which real life people humans have used for hundreds if not thousands of years before modern technology? Even though condoms can break if used improperly, it's better than nothing!nothing.
7th Jun '17 5:19:27 AM JoeMerl
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** And then in a later episode:
--->'''Steve:''' You... you've been married to him [a prison warden] for thirty years? Where do you find the time?!\\

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** And then in a later episode:
episode, it turns out that one of his personas is married to a prison warden.
--->'''Steve:''' You... you've been married to him [a prison warden] for thirty years? Where do you find the time?!\\



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The use of platinum armor to make mechs immune to 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]], 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 its resistance to bending. Also, like gold, it's heavy, which would make it a doubly-horrible choice for armoring [[spoiler: Kuvira's giant mech from season 4]]. We actually do see the source ([[spoiler: it was looted from the metalbender city of Zaofu which used it as protective domes]]), but that just makes all those same problems worse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The use of platinum armor to make mechs immune to 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]], 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 its resistance to bending. Also, like gold, it's heavy, which would make it a doubly-horrible choice for armoring [[spoiler: Kuvira's giant mech from season 4]]. We actually do see the source ([[spoiler: it ([[spoiler:it was looted from the metalbender city of Zaofu which used it as protective domes]]), but that just makes all those same problems worse.
7th Jun '17 5:09:47 AM JoeMerl
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** [[{{Animorphism}} Morphing]] heals you, since it's based on DNA--so why didn't [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin Elfangor]] just morph and demorph to heal his injuries? In ''The Andalite Chronicles'' he claims he was "too weak to morph," but he had enough strength to InfoDump and give [[BigBad Visser Three]] a token fight before he died--the Animorphs have frequently managed to morph under more dire conditions. This is chalked up to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as K. A. Applegate freely admitted that she forgot about or changed aspects from the earlier books and this provides a case in point: in ''Megamorphs #2: In the Time of the Dinosaurs'' Tobias gets his wing broken. He tries morphing and demorphing, but his wing is still broken, so apparently only your morphs heal that way and not your regular body. Except that in Megamorphs #1, Rachel specifically mentions how the scratches and scrapes on her human body are healed after she de-morphed.

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** [[{{Animorphism}} Morphing]] heals you, since it's based on DNA--so why didn't [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin Elfangor]] just morph and demorph to heal his injuries? In ''The Andalite Chronicles'' he claims he was "too weak to morph," but he had enough strength to give a multi-chapter InfoDump and give a token fight before [[BigBad Visser Three]] a token fight before he died--the killed him--the Animorphs have frequently managed to morph under more dire conditions. This is chalked up to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as K. A. Applegate freely admitted that she forgot about or changed aspects from the earlier books and this provides a case in point: in ''Megamorphs #2: In the Time of the Dinosaurs'' Tobias gets his wing broken. He tries morphing and demorphing, but his wing is still broken, so apparently only your morphs heal that way and not your regular body. Except that in Megamorphs #1, Rachel specifically mentions how the scratches and scrapes on her human body are healed after she de-morphed.de-morphed.
*** Another explanation floated in "Dinosaurs" is that morphing can't heal them when they're {{Time Travel}}ing. But...''why not?'' The characters don't even try to guess a reason
7th Jun '17 5:03:34 AM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' uses this in one of the {{Bizarro|Episode}} {{Halloween Episode}}s:

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* PlayedForLaughs by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' uses this in one of the {{Bizarro|Episode}} {{Halloween Episode}}s:Episode}}s (which was also a SuperheroEpisode)--after Bart and Lisa save Creator/LucyLawless from a supervillain, she calmly picks them up and flies them home.
4th Jun '17 6:39:57 PM Emperor_Oshron
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*** On the matter of Qui-gon not reappearing as a Force Ghost, the final season of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' states that he can manifest himself to a degree, and does so to communicate with Yoda, but he's unable to become a true Force Ghost because his training was incomplete and he could only appear as a series of lights in places strong with the Force, such as Dagobah.
** It should be noted that, since the Expanded Universe was decanonized following Disney's acquisition of the franchise, the explanations given for Force Ghosts in older material are no longer canon. While the ''Clone Wars'' explanation still stands, it doesn't explain how Anakin was able to come back as one.
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