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8th Dec '17 12:31:36 AM TheKaizerreich
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* The explanation for why the Witches in ''Manga/StrikeWitches'' spend all their time bottomless except for a [[PantyShot pair of panties]] is that using the Striker Units that attach to their legs requires contact with bare skin to function, and the Witches need to be combat ready at a moment's notice (and from there it simply became fashionable.) None of this explains why A) wearing shorts or short skirts wasn't considered, since the Striker Units only go up as far as a pair of stockings normally would, or B) why one Witch can operate a Striker Unit while wearing ''pantyhose''.

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* The explanation for why the Witches in ''Manga/StrikeWitches'' spend all their time bottomless except for a [[PantyShot pair of panties]] (or maybe a SchoolSwimsuit) is that using the Striker Units that attach to their legs requires contact with bare skin to function, and the Witches need to be combat ready at a moment's notice (and from there it simply became fashionable.) None of this explains why A) wearing shorts or short skirts wasn't considered, since the Striker Units only go up as far as a pair of stockings normally would, or B) why one Witch two Witches can operate a their Striker Unit Units while wearing ''pantyhose''.''pantyhose''.
** This was kind of defused in the BigDamnMovie: basicly the explanation now is that witches in the setting's history have ''always'' worn their clothes like this, even in the antique when they fought with more regular human soldiers, and it did in fact become a long-lasting fashion trend. Essentially the Striker Units were later designed around this, instead of the other way around, to keep the visual image intact. This also implies the whole "absolutely must be bottomless for it to work" deal is actually not true, but is only a ploy to convince witches who may not have heard of it (like Yoshika, originally) to insist less on modesty in case they'd demand such. Witches who apparently do insist on modesty regardless, like Perrine or Sanya, can therefore wear pantyhose as it's "good enough" while the others learned to be ok with it, and everyone is happy.
4th Dec '17 9:30:15 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Played for laughs in WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb. When the anti-intellectual bully Buford is revealed to be fluent in French, he waves it off as being easy to learn if you know Latin.
2nd Dec '17 2:54:01 AM Freezer
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* Creator/BillMaher's ''Film/{{Religulous}}'' invokes this in one memorable scene. The fiercely vocal atheist Bill Maher likes to cite the Literature/BookOfJonah--where [[ItWasHisSled the prophet Jonah gets swallowed by a whale and survives in its belly for three days]]--as an example of a biblical story that couldn't possibly be literally true. When he asks devout Christians how such a thing could have occurred in RealLife, they often correct him by pointing out that [[CommonKnowledge "It was a fish, not a whale"]]. [[note]] "Great fish" would be the most accurate English translation from the original Hebrew, though the book was written long before most people would have known that whales are mammals rather than fish[[/note]] Bill is (to put it mildly) rather amused by the implication that surviving for three days in the belly of a giant fish is somehow more believable than surviving for three days in the belly of a whale.
30th Nov '17 2:03:09 PM DaxAyrton
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*** The other Hand Wave, which made a bit more sense, is that Superman could not bring himself to look at Wallace Keefe out of guilt.
27th Nov '17 6:23:27 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', it's explained that the [[MineralMacguffin Phantom Ruby]] has the ability to create virtual reality constructs that seem realistic to those under its effects. With that said, [[spoiler: it ends up bringing the entire plot of ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' into question, as it is unknown if the entire game was simply an illusion, or if there's more to the Ruby's power than what has been shown in ''Forces''.]]
12th Nov '17 9:08:49 AM mario0987
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** ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheSpectersCall'' is fairly logical if thought about. The Spectre is the result of [[spoiler: a giant machine the BigBad is using to destroy the town and a prehistoric sea creature battling. The fog used to hide the machine's appearance means the two end up looking like one creature.]]

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** ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheSpectersCall'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter'' is fairly logical if thought about. The Spectre is the result of [[spoiler: a giant machine the BigBad is using to destroy the town and a prehistoric sea creature battling. The fog used to hide the machine's appearance means the two end up looking like one creature.]]
12th Nov '17 9:07:51 AM mario0987
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* The Franchise/ProfessorLayton games are practically Voodoo Shark: the Series. In almost every game, there is some strange, possibly mystical mystery that has everyone baffled. Layton then goes on to find an explanation for it -- which is every bit as bizarre as the original mystery, if not more. For example:
** ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box]]'', [[spoiler:there is seemingly an eternally young vampire living in town]]. In actuality, [[spoiler:he's not a vampire -- it's just that hallucinogenic gas leaking from the nearby mine has caused a shared hallucination everyone in town is having that he's a youthful vampire, and that the town is unchanged from many years ago, despite the residents aging but not realizing it.]].
** ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture Professor Layton and the Unwound Future]]'', Layton appears to travel in time to London's future. In actuality, [[spoiler:he's traveling by elevator to an exact copy of London built in a giant sinkhole and cavern directly underneath the real London, which has been built and populated in secret without anyone ever realizing it. Oh, and time travel is real ''anyway,'' as another major character turns out to have traveled from Layton's past]].
** Averted in the other games where the explanations sound slightly insane but do make sense.

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* The Franchise/ProfessorLayton games are practically Voodoo Shark: the Series. zig-zag this. In almost every game, there is some strange, possibly mystical mystery that has everyone baffled. Layton then goes on to find an games the explanation for it -- which is every bit as bizarre as all the original mystery, if not more. For example:
weird things going on requires some thought to make sense, sometimes it works in context of the series logic and other times it is straight up this.
** ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox Professor Layton ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' has the reveal the entire village is [[spoiler: populated by robots and the Diabolical Box]]'', place is a SecretTestOfCharacter to see who is worthy of taking care of the founder's daughter and claiming his fortune.]] Why a simpler solution was not used or how [[spoiler: these robots could be so realistic]] is never addressed but considering the plots of the next two games, it is logical at least.
** In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'',
[[spoiler:there is seemingly an eternally young vampire living in town]]. In actuality, [[spoiler:he's not a vampire -- it's just that hallucinogenic gas leaking from the nearby mine has caused a shared hallucination everyone in town is having that he's a youthful vampire, and that the town is unchanged from many years ago, despite the residents aging but not realizing it.]].
** ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture Professor Layton
So how is it possible for no one to notice they are aging while the town crumbles around them? If the residents are hallucinations as well, how can everyone have conversations with them? How can everyone have the exact same hallucinations?]] Finally there is the matter of the titular diabolical box. The box is rumoured to kill anyone who opens it. The reason is [[spoiler: the hallucinogenic gas is imbedded in the structure of the box and it kills anyone who opens the Unwound Future]]'', box believing the rumors while those who don't believe survive. How the gas is capable of doing that is anyone's guess.]]
** In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'',
Layton appears to travel in time to London's future. In actuality, [[spoiler:he's traveling by elevator to an exact copy of London built in a giant sinkhole and cavern directly underneath the real London, which has been built and populated in secret without anyone ever realizing it. Oh, So how does no one in future London notice they are underground (if you look closely there are hints the sky is permanently foggy or full of industrialised smoke so it is possible this is obscuring everything), are all the residents of Future London in on the act and time travel if not how is real ''anyway,'' as another major character turns out to have traveled from Layton's past]].
that possible? Then there is how a second city could exist under London without anyone noticing]].
** Averted in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheSpectersCall'' is fairly logical if thought about. The Spectre is the other result of [[spoiler: a giant machine the BigBad is using to destroy the town and a prehistoric sea creature battling. The fog used to hide the machine's appearance means the two end up looking like one creature.]]
** Completely averted in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'' and ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheAzranLegacy''. Every strange thing happening in these
games where are the explanations sound slightly insane but do make sense.result of stage magic and LostTechnology respectively.
9th Nov '17 6:43:53 PM elemt
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** This is compounded by the creation of several classes and prestige classes that ''can'' cast arcane spells while wearing armor without their spells failing, usually to compensate for weaker spellcasting. Generally no explanation is offered for their ability to bypass this restriction.
5th Nov '17 4:43:56 PM ErikModi
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*** Similarly, when Aunt May gets shot, the comic decides to fill the plot hole of Peter having doctor friends (and enemies who like making deals) that could heal Aunt May by having ComicBook/DoctorStrange give Peter the power to be in all places at once, allowing Peter to ask everyone for help, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless but is unable to get any assistance]]. This leads to an insane plot hole: how can NO ONE IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE fix a bullet wound other than Mephisto when Doctor Strange can grant Peter omnipresence?!

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*** Similarly, when Aunt May gets shot, the comic decides to fill the plot hole of Peter having doctor friends (and enemies who like making deals) that could heal Aunt May by having ComicBook/DoctorStrange give Peter the power to be in all places at once, allowing Peter to ask everyone for help, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless but is unable to get any assistance]]. This leads to an insane plot hole: how can NO ONE IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE fix a bullet wound other than Mephisto when Doctor Strange can grant Peter omnipresence?!omnipresence?! Heck, Doctor Strange himself is a freaking surgeon, is using magic to grant Peter omnipresence really so much less intensive than just doing surgery?
3rd Nov '17 3:55:50 PM Glowsquid
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', the Yoshi's Mario can ride will dissolve if submerged in water. This is done for gameplay reasons to provide a challenge in which you ride Yoshi through a series of platforms situated above water, and having to start over if you fall into it. The manual tries to justify this by explaining that the Yoshis on Delfino Isle are a different breed. This explanation raises the question: why would the Yoshis on a tropical island evolve to become deathly allergic to the water surrounding them, when traditional Yoshis are fine with it?

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', the Yoshi's Mario can ride will dissolve if submerged in water. This is done for gameplay reasons to provide a challenge in which you ride Yoshi through a series of platforms situated above water, and having to start over if you fall into it. The manual tries to justify this by explaining that the Yoshis on Delfino Isle are a different breed. This explanation raises the question: why would the Yoshis on a tropical island evolve to become deathly allergic to the water surrounding them, when traditional Yoshis are fine with it?it? The claim was revisited in 2015's ''Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.'', which explains that the Yoshis in ''Sunshine'' are not indigenous to Isle Delfino, but rather, were created from Bowser Jr's paintbrush along with most of the enemies in the game (and indeed, being harmed by water is their common link). The guide does not explain why the Yoshis are the only one of Bowser Jr's creations to not be hostile to the player, however.
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