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26th Mar '17 7:32:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** And then there is the Extended Cut of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. The writers attempt to solve the plot hole regarding the squad members of [[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]] somehow getting onto the [[CoolSpaceship Normandy]]. This was a plot hole since they magically somehow got onto the ship while they were involved in the ground battle in London. How did they solve that? In the scene where [[EldritchAbomination Harbinger]] uses his lasers to quickly take out ground forces like it is Omaha beach, the squad members get injured. Shepard then calls the Normandy to pick them up. The ship arrives (from space battle in orbit) onto the surface in 5 seconds while it had to pass a fleet of Reapers that were on their way to Earth. And if that wasn't bad enough, Harbinger [[TooDumbToLive forgets]] to just laser the ship out of the sky for the whole minute of two it was hanging around as a sitting duck. It's possible that it's because Harbinger was simply too busy ensuring nobody got to the conduit to attack the Normany.
*** This one arguably has a good reason: the Nomandy has a reaper [=IFF=] system. A normal scan from Harbinger would ping the Normandy as a Reaper vessel. Unless he actually decides to turn his lens towards it and get a visual, he thinks he's picking up one of his own destroyers.

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** And then there is the Extended Cut of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. The writers attempt to solve the plot hole regarding the squad members of [[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]] somehow getting onto the [[CoolSpaceship Normandy]]. This was a plot hole since they magically somehow got onto the ship while they were involved in the ground battle in London. How did they solve that? In the scene where [[EldritchAbomination Harbinger]] uses his lasers to quickly take out ground forces like it is Omaha beach, the squad members get injured. Shepard then calls the Normandy to pick them up. The ship arrives (from space battle in orbit) onto the surface in 5 seconds while it had to pass a fleet of Reapers that were on their way to Earth. And if that wasn't bad enough, Harbinger [[TooDumbToLive forgets]] to just laser the ship out of the sky for the whole minute of two it was hanging around as a sitting duck. It's possible Overall, the sequence blatant contradicts the whole reason why the ground assault was even staged in the first place; namely that it's because Harbinger it was simply far too busy ensuring nobody got dangerous for any craft larger than a shuttle to get that close to the conduit to attack the Normany.
*** This one arguably has a good reason: the Nomandy has a reaper [=IFF=] system. A normal scan from Harbinger would ping the Normandy as a Reaper vessel. Unless he actually decides to turn his lens towards it and get a visual, he thinks he's picking up one of his own destroyers.
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20th Mar '17 10:24:43 PM Scrapperlock
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*** This one arguably has a good reason: the Nomandy has a reaper [=IFF=] system. A normal scan from Harbinger would ping the Normandy as a Reaper vessel. Unless he actually decides to turn his lens towards it and get a visual, he thinks he's picking up one of his own destroyers.
16th Mar '17 6:14:28 PM HyperEmerson
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** In the beginning Alice's master, Kumo, forced her into a DuelToTheDeath. She wins, but is left homeless and with assassins targetting her after she refuses to work for them. Midway through the series, it is shown Kumo had actually hired a fellow assassin, Kabutomushi, to take care of Alice after his death. Despite being a selfish woman, she made a point of honoring his request due to how he genuinely trusted her. The problem here is that Kabutomushi takes several weeks to go meet Alice, for no explained reasons. The author actually [[LampshadeHanging jokes about this plot hole]] in one omake.
15th Mar '17 7:04:43 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Another Voodoo Shark is that the Minions movie mentions the minions always follow the most evil creature they can. As Gru suffers heavy InUniverse VillainDecay starting from ''the first movie'' and only getting exacerbated in the second (at least in the first movie he was trying to commit an act of supervillainy; in the second he's actively working ''against'' villains), it makes one wonder why the minions bother to keep following him instead of moving on to any of the other villains in the series.

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** Another Voodoo Shark is that the Minions movie mentions the minions always follow the most evil creature they can. As Gru suffers heavy InUniverse VillainDecay starting from ''the first movie'' and only getting exacerbated in the second (at least in the first movie he was trying to commit an act of supervillainy; in the second he's actively working ''against'' villains), it makes one wonder why the minions bother to keep following him at all instead of moving on changing their allegiance to any of the other villains in the series.another, more competent villain.
14th Mar '17 8:47:27 AM HyperEmerson
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* The protagonist of ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' wields a knife attached to a pistol with [[RazorFloss spider thread]] that [[BottomlessMagazines never runs out]] and that she can control with her mind. About six chapters before the end of the series, a flashback half-explains that it can do all that because it is a LivingWeapon. No word of how it even got made or where it came from, it just exists. This is after several other instances of flimsy explained sci-fi, paranormal and mutant quirks on everyone else ("steel-plated heart", for one), though, so readers were long under the MST3KMantra by then.
12th Mar '17 5:55:02 PM Prfnoff
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', where Webrunner proposes a [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150906172104/http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020115.html ludicrously implausible explanation]] for why InexplicableTreasureChests are lying around everywhere.
-->"Why dance through caves you ask? Well that's what tiny robot pirates ''do''."



-->'''Gay Clown:''' Actually, I'm not a clown. I'm [[TheRival Seto Kaiba's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide evil side]] brought back from the [[EldritchLocation Shadow Realm]] by [[BigBad Pegasus]]--
-->'''Yami:''' That's even ''less'' believable than the whole ghost story! You don't even know what you are, do you?
-->'''Gay Clown:''' No...
-->'''Yami:''' Didn't think so. ''[[KillEmAll MIND CRUSH!]]''
** This is meant to poke fun at an edit done by 4Kid's {{Macekre}}d dub; in the original version, the "clown" is simply a master of disguise hired by Pegasus to eliminate players unfortunate enough to cross with him. In the 4Kid's version, he actually is Kaiba's evil side brought back from another dimension.

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-->'''Gay Clown:''' Actually, I'm not a clown. I'm [[TheRival Seto Kaiba's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide evil side]] brought back from the [[EldritchLocation Shadow Realm]] by [[BigBad Pegasus]]--
-->'''Yami:'''
Pegasus]]--\\
'''Yami:'''
That's even ''less'' believable than the whole ghost story! You don't even know what you are, do you?
-->'''Gay
you?\\
'''Gay
Clown:''' No...
-->'''Yami:'''
No...\\
'''Yami:'''
Didn't think so. ''[[KillEmAll MIND CRUSH!]]''
''MIND CRUSH!''
** This is meant to poke fun at an edit done by 4Kid's 4Kids' {{Macekre}}d dub; in the original version, the "clown" is simply a master of disguise hired by Pegasus to eliminate players unfortunate enough to cross with him. In the 4Kid's 4Kids version, he actually is Kaiba's evil side brought back from another dimension.
11th Mar '17 12:18:07 PM BreadBull
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* ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002'' attempts to explain why people 800,000 years in the future still speak English by saying that they learned the ancient language from debris that was lying around, which just changes the question into how they can ''read'' English. Another issue is that they still wouldn't have learned how English grammar works just from picking up vocabulary. In the [[Literature/TheTimeMachine original book]] this question was addressed by making the people speak English in the first place, which although improbable, at least makes more sense.
6th Mar '17 8:58:31 AM TheStray
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'': In the Hell on Earth setting, modern technology does not function in the Sioux Nations. Alright so far, but then how is Deadwood, the capital of the Sioux nations, a sky-scraping metropolis and a center for Ghost Rock Mining? The answer: the city and the highway connecting it to the rest of the country are lined with totem poles that protect technology spirits from nature spirits and allow tech to function. Where do these totem poles come from? Why don't enterprising people make more of them? It's never explained. A simpler explanation for how Devil's Tower still allows technology to function (there's an active portal to the Hunting Grounds in the middle of it) makes rather more sense.
16th Feb '17 9:50:02 AM Kelothan
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** Another Warcraft example is the existence of Gorana Halforcen from the original RTS games. In those games, she is described as half human, which worked at the time. About a decade worth of retcons later, suddenly her being half human and as old as she was made no sense. The solution? Make her half draenei instead who had her body manipulated to appear half human. This was met with varying degrees of acceptance to annoyance, particularly because it was part of a story dealing with [[TheScrappy a very controversial character]].
26th Jan '17 11:44:24 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In Anime/YuGiOh, the manga villain "The Ventriloquist of the Dead" is replaced with "The Imatator of Death", who disguises himself as Seto Kaiba's ghost. In the uncut version, it's left ambiguous whether or not he's a ShapeShifter, or just a MasterOfDisguise. In the English dub by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, this is explained by him actually ''being'' Kaiba, or rather, his evil side [[ArcVillain Pegasus]] freed from the Shadow Realm (while given the name of Ghost Kaiba). This raises several questions: Why was he sent to the Shadow Realm if he isn't even alive? How did he come to life? If Pegasus could just free him, Why couldn't he free Cecilia, since in this version she is also trapped in Shadow Realm? Why does his real form look ''nothing'' like Kaiba? WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbrigedSeries {{Parodied|Trope}} this by claiming the "Gay Clown" didn't really know who he was.

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* In Anime/YuGiOh, the manga villain "The Ventriloquist of the Dead" is replaced with "The Imatator of Death", who disguises himself as Seto Kaiba's ghost. In the uncut version, it's left ambiguous whether or not he's a ShapeShifter, or just a MasterOfDisguise. In the English dub by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, this is explained by him actually ''being'' Kaiba, or rather, his evil side [[ArcVillain Pegasus]] freed from the Shadow Realm (while given the name of Ghost Kaiba). This raises several questions: Why was he sent to the Shadow Realm if he isn't even alive? How did he come to life? If Pegasus could just free him, Why couldn't he free Cecilia, since in this version she is also trapped in Shadow Realm? Why does his real form look ''nothing'' like Kaiba? WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbrigedSeries WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries {{Parodied|Trope}} this by claiming the "Gay Clown" didn't really know who he was.



* Many FiM fanfictions, dissatisfied with the apparently geocentric model of Equestria, try to explain Celestia and Luna's powers with "more realistic" scenarios, such as them actually rotating the planet with their powers rather than moving the sun and moon. Invariably this causes epic levels of FridgeLogic to kick in as the reader realizes that it would involve ridiculous levels of God Mode power, cause epic worldwide catastrophes every time the sun was raised, or violates show canon all up and down the line-- and usually all three.

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* Many FiM [=FiM=] fanfictions, dissatisfied with the apparently geocentric model of Equestria, try to explain Celestia and Luna's powers with "more realistic" scenarios, such as them actually rotating the planet with their powers rather than moving the sun and moon. Invariably this causes epic levels of FridgeLogic to kick in as the reader realizes that it would involve ridiculous levels of God Mode power, cause epic worldwide catastrophes every time the sun was raised, or violates show canon all up and down the line-- and usually all three.
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