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9th Jul '17 9:21:05 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* Most of the weirdness in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' can be directly or indirectly linked to Tedd, and only half of that's stuff he [[MadScientist created]] rather than attracted. Without him, neither Ellen nor the Goo would even have existed, Abraham wouldn't have woken, Damien might not have found Grace (or would at least have taken longer to find her) . . . The only thing he's completely unconnected to is Nanase and Susan's backstory.
** [[OneDegreeOfSeparation Nanase is Tedd's cousin though,]] so that just leaves Susan. Whose backstory involves Nanase...
*** And things seem to be going back to Tedd's mother / Nanase's aunt, who in-comic is TheGhost, but who seems to have had a... say, interesting backstory.
** Tedd may be a ''source'' of weirdness, but Elliot seems to be the guy weird stuff happens ''to'', not all of it Tedd-related. Possibly due to his parents being the poster-characters for UnusuallyUninterestingSight, he himself is unable to grasp that, for example, having a gryphon ask him directions might be notable.

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* Most ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** The city of Moperville, the main setting
of the weirdness in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' can be directly or indirectly linked to Tedd, and only half story, is described as the kind of that's place where [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=974 weird stuff he [[MadScientist created]] rather than attracted. Without him, neither Ellen nor happens,]] and neighboring towns treat the Goo would Moperville newspaper like a tabloid. While it's eventually revealed that the town has [[BackgroundMagicField elevated levels of ambient magic]] that [[MagneticPlotDevice draw all kinds of strangeness to it,]] it's implied that the place was weird even have existed, Abraham wouldn't have woken, Damien might not have found Grace (or would at least have taken longer to find her) . . . The only thing he's completely unconnected to is Nanase and Susan's backstory.
before the ambient magic became a problem.
** [[OneDegreeOfSeparation Nanase is Tedd's cousin though,]] so that just leaves Susan. Whose backstory involves Nanase...
*** And things seem to be going back to Tedd's mother / Nanase's aunt, who in-comic is TheGhost, but who seems to have had a... say, interesting backstory.
** Tedd may be a ''source'' of weirdness, but
Elliot seems to be get more than his fair share of strangeness even by Moperville's already elevated standards. To start off, he is [[GenderBender gender-bent]] against his will in a series of events resulting in an OppositeSexClone. Later, a simple walk in the guy park results in him getting kidnapped by a hedgehog person. He's [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=950 attacked by a gremlin-like monster]] at school, and by a [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1229 dragon]] at the martial arts dojo. He apparently thinks nothing of a [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1732 griffin asking him for directions.]] He eventually wises up to his status enough to correctly predict that [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2052 his date would be interrupted]] by [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2088 something weird stuff happens ''to'', not all happening.]] Basically, weird things happen to everyone in the comic. Things happen to the rest of it Tedd-related. Possibly the cast due to his parents being some personal reason or another. Things happen to Elliot just because.
** When something weird has to happen to someone outside of
the poster-characters for UnusuallyUninterestingSight, he himself main cast, it usually chooses Rhoda. When an Immortal makes a brief appearance on live TV, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1035 guess who's getting interviewed.]] When a giant boar finds its way into Moperville, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1337 guess who it encounters first.]] When she and Elliot happen to be at the mall at the same time, the resulting griffin attack is unable to grasp that, for example, having a gryphon ask him directions might be notable.almost expected.
12th Jun '17 1:49:57 PM Gilamyk
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** It makes a certain amount of sense for each crew. Kirk's ''Enterprise'' was exploring the fringes of explored space and engaged in a Cold War with the Klingons and the Romulans. Picard's ''Enterprise'' and crew were designed to undertake every possible role, from diplomacy to combat to exploration to scientific studies, with their orders reflecting this. Deep Space 9 was not only situated in a hotbed of Cardassian, Bajoran and Federation politics, it was also guarding the only known stable wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant, served as the front line in several wars and was right next to the meddlesome Bajoran Prophets. ''Voyager'' was alone in the Delta Quadrant, with little to no knowledge of what lay ahead.

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** It makes a certain amount of sense for each crew. Kirk's ''Enterprise'' was exploring the fringes of explored space and engaged in a Cold War with the Klingons and the Romulans. Picard's ''Enterprise'' and crew were designed to undertake every possible role, from diplomacy to combat to exploration to scientific studies, with their orders reflecting this.this; also, being the flagship, they had no set jobs so were often the most available to go investigate when something weird came up. Deep Space 9 was not only situated in a hotbed of Cardassian, Bajoran and Federation politics, it was also guarding the only known stable wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant, served as the front line in several wars and was right next to the meddlesome Bajoran Prophets. ''Voyager'' was alone in the Delta Quadrant, with little to no knowledge of what lay ahead.
11th Jun '17 9:45:11 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' "Pandemic 2 -- The Startling":
-->'''Craig:''' That's a shock. I decided to follow you guys, and now I'm in the land of the giant lost world.\\

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' "Pandemic 2 -- The Startling":
Startling," when GenreSavvy [[DeadpanSnarker Craig]] gets sucked into the boys' adventure because they were using his birthday money for their scheme.
-->'''Craig:''' That's a shock. I decided to follow you guys, and now I'm in the land Land of the giant lost world.Giant Lost World.\\



'''Kyle:''' Yeah. Stuff just happens.\\
'''Craig:''' Stuff just happens.\\

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'''Kyle:''' Yeah. Yeah! Stuff just happens.\\
happens!\\
'''Craig:''' Stuff "Stuff just happens.\\"\\



'''Craig:''' You just wind up being sent by the government to take down the city of Lima only to wind up in the land of the giant lost world.\\

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'''Craig:''' You just wind up being sent by the government to take down the city of Lima only to wind up in the land Land of the giant lost world.Giant Lost World.\\



'''Craig:''' You know what stuff happens to most kids? They fall off their bikes. They get in fights with their parents. They get swindled out of their birthday money.

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'''Craig:''' You know what stuff happens to most kids? They fall off their bikes. They get in fights with their parents. They ''They get swindled out of their birthday money.''
10th Jun '17 5:54:30 AM WhosAsking
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** All the events of the first episode are underscored by Naota's constant comments about his town, how "everything is normal", "nothing amazing happens here", etc. Then at the end of the first episode, Kanti the robot and Haruko are making bread while Naota says, "and everything's back to normal .. nothing amazing."

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** All the events of the first episode are underscored by Naota's constant comments about his town, how "everything is normal", "nothing "[[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere nothing amazing happens here", here]]", etc. Then at the end of the first episode, Kanti the robot and Haruko are making bread while Naota says, "and everything's back to normal .. nothing amazing."
31st May '17 8:19:15 AM narm00
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* The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' FanFic ''FanFic/OfLoveAndBunnies'' lampshades this. Repeatedly. If you are, were, or will be a Ranger, weird stuffy ''will'' happen to you. Angel Grove is so use to the insanity that the Rangers bring that the citizens are almost blase about it, and Reefside is quickly following the suit.

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* The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' FanFic ''FanFic/OfLoveAndBunnies'' lampshades this. Repeatedly. If you are, were, or will be a Ranger, weird stuffy stuff ''will'' happen to you. Angel Grove is so use used to the insanity that the Rangers bring that the citizens are almost blase about it, and Reefside is quickly following the suit.



* ''Sailor Moon: Legends of Lightstorm'': Tokyo is inside a bizarre region of space-time called the Tokyo Anomaly. No one knows where it came from or how it works, but it generates unique conditions that enable the Negaverse to harvest energy from the people of Tokyo, among other things. This is why the Negaverse cannot harvest energy from else in the universe, or even elsewhere on Earth.
* ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'': Ash Ketchum and co., and time travel has only made it worse, since he now actively seeks it out. Ash's former/future traveling companions, who, seeing his antics on the news, barely note it besides it being a little more "spectacular" than last time, while everyone else who knows about the time travel thing but lack the memory restoration are downright flabbergasted at what he gets up to. [[spoiler:Houndour]] at one point wonders why an Absol (a Pokémon known to appear right before disaster) doesn't follow him around, leading one reviewer to speculate that there's an agreement among all Absol not to follow him, otherwise ''all of them'' would (turns out they just escape whenever they see him).
* In ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'', [[SailorMoon Naru Osaka]]'s status as one gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Minako, whose birthday gift to her is ''a Death Busters weapon for self defense''. She then demonstrates it when the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Sailor Animamates]] [[VillainsOutShopping show up to have a snack]] and she mistakes it for an attack (they ''were'' planning one, but after finding out how many times she had been attacked they realized she couldn't possibly be a target or would have awakened as a Sailor Senshi already).

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* ''Sailor Moon: Legends of Lightstorm'': Tokyo is inside a bizarre region of space-time called the Tokyo Anomaly. No one knows where it came from or how it works, but it generates unique conditions that enable the Negaverse to harvest energy from the people of Tokyo, among other things. This is why the Negaverse cannot harvest energy from else elsewhere in the universe, or even elsewhere on Earth.
* ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'': Ash Ketchum and co., and time travel has only made it worse, since he now actively seeks it out. Ash's former/future traveling companions, who, upon seeing his antics on the news, barely note it besides it being a little more "spectacular" than last time, while everyone else who knows about the time travel thing but lack the memory restoration are downright flabbergasted at what he gets up to. [[spoiler:Houndour]] at one point wonders why an Absol (a Pokémon known to appear right before disaster) doesn't follow him around, leading one reviewer to speculate that there's an agreement among all Absol not to follow him, otherwise ''all of them'' would (turns out they just escape whenever they see him).
* In ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'', [[SailorMoon [[Anime/SailorMoon Naru Osaka]]'s status as one gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Minako, whose birthday gift to her is ''a Death Busters weapon for self defense''. She then demonstrates it when the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Sailor Animamates]] [[VillainsOutShopping show up to have a snack]] and she mistakes it for an attack (they ''were'' planning one, but after finding out how many times she had been attacked they realized she couldn't possibly be a target or she would have awakened as a Sailor Senshi already).



* Blair Sandburg in ''Series/TheSentinel'' is called a "trouble magnet". This is flanderized in fanfiction to the point where one write hypothesizes that it is the nature of Guides to send out a subconscious telepathic beacon to attract criminals, creeps, crazies, and other nasties for his Sentinel to deal with.

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* Blair Sandburg in ''Series/TheSentinel'' is called a "trouble magnet". This is flanderized in fanfiction to the point where one write writer hypothesizes that it is the nature of Guides to send out a subconscious telepathic beacon to attract criminals, creeps, crazies, and other nasties for his Sentinel to deal with.



* Dan from ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' The targets of his vengeance include a werewolf jogger, a supervillain dentist, a ninja cookie-thief, and the ''ghost of George Washington''. Mildly justified by the characters living in a CrapsackWorld. Dan gets the brunt force of all the chaos because his antisocial tendencies and his obsession with revenge mean that the psychos hoping to steal his identity, or the robots that want to use his body to build and army, think no one will miss him. [[UngratefulBastard And]] [[PsychopathicManchild they're]] [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist right.]]

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* Dan from ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' The targets of his vengeance include a werewolf jogger, a supervillain dentist, a ninja cookie-thief, and the ''ghost of George Washington''. Mildly justified by the characters living in a CrapsackWorld. Dan gets the brunt force of all the chaos because his antisocial tendencies and his obsession with revenge mean that the psychos hoping to steal his identity, or the robots that want to use his body to build and an army, think no one will miss him. [[UngratefulBastard And]] [[PsychopathicManchild they're]] [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist right.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' is generally a mundane, SliceOfLife show, but there are the occasional fantastical elements. When these fantastical elements show up, they gravitate towards Patch for some reason, with her meeting the ghost of an ancient knight in the ''first episode'', later runs into a UFO that turns out to be a trio of flying, glowing magical ponies, one of which is a WingedUnicorn, and finally finds out she might be the long lost princess of an island nation. [[spoiler:She's not. Her best friend from when she was at an orphanage ''was'', and the process of finding that out involved a magical crown that only glows when worn by the true princess.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' is generally a mundane, SliceOfLife show, but there are the occasional fantastical elements. When these fantastical elements show up, they gravitate towards Patch for some reason, with her meeting the ghost of an ancient knight in the ''first episode'', later runs running into a UFO that turns out to be a trio of flying, glowing magical ponies, one of which is a WingedUnicorn, and finally finds finding out she might be the long lost princess of an island nation. [[spoiler:She's not. Her best friend from when she was at an orphanage ''was'', and the process of finding that out involved a magical crown that only glows when worn by the true princess.]]
31st May '17 7:55:41 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Throughout [[Series/Daredevil2015 the]] [[Series/JessicaJones2015 four]] [[Series/LukeCage2016 Netflix]] [[Series/IronFist2017 shows]], [[HotNurse Claire Temple]] finds herself running into each and every one of the four Defenders. By the time she runs into Danny Rand, she's incredibly nonplussed to learn he has superpowers.

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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Throughout [[Series/Daredevil2015 the]] [[Series/JessicaJones2015 four]] [[Series/LukeCage2016 Netflix]] [[Series/IronFist2017 shows]], [[HotNurse [[HelloNurse Claire Temple]] finds herself running into each and every one of the four Defenders. By the time she runs into Danny Rand, she's incredibly nonplussed to learn he has superpowers.
31st May '17 7:55:28 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Throughout [[Series/Daredevil2015 the]] [[Series/JessicaJones2015 four]] [[Series/LukeCage2016 Netflix]] [[Series/IronFist2017 shows]], [[HotNurse Claire Temple]] finds herself running into each and every one of the four Defenders. By the time she runs into Danny Rand, she's incredibly nonplussed to learn he has superpowers.
-->'''Danny Rand:''' I am the Iron Fist.
-->'''Claire Temple:''' What the hell does that mean?
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Nelson & Murdock have a habit of getting caught up in the activities of the criminals in Hell's Kitchen. [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Karen Page]] in particular has a case of this. Over the course of the last four episodes of season 2, she's shot at twice, witnesses three gory murders, and is taken hostage by the Hand. When Brett Mahoney first sees her after Matt rescues her from the Hand, he asks her, "Is there any shitstorm you're ''not'' a part of?"
21st May '17 2:17:13 AM AndyO
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* ''Webcomic/TooMuchInformation'': [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[http://tmi.ink/comic/define-normal here]] - "Does anything normal ever happen to you, Ace?"

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* ''Webcomic/TooMuchInformation'': [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[http://tmi.ink/comic/define-normal [[http://tmi-comic.com/comic/define-normal here]] - "Does anything normal ever happen to you, Ace?"
14th May '17 7:55:21 AM Gaby007
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* ''Fanfic/TheDragonKingsTemple'' shows a Jack O'Neil so jaded by his team's various mishaps that when Sam and Janet don't come back in time, he's ready to consider the possibility of them being abducted by ''Santa Claus''.
** The Gaang proves itself NotSoDifferent when Sokka talks about how they thought Toph and Zuko had been carried away by flying mutant were-lemurs and Suki sheepishly admits it would be more than possible for their group, it would be ''probable''.
7th May '17 10:09:19 AM Racheakt
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* In ''[[FanFic/{{Bird}} Bird]]'' Taylor has the uncanny ability to run into the most interesting patients at Alchemilla.[[ReluctantPsycho Mimi]], [[TheOphelia Elle]], [[TheGadfly Heather]], [[ReiAyanamiExpy Charnel]]... All the while her power allows her to sense their [[ReluctantPsycho true natures]] is it any surprise that she comes to show compassion for them?

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* In ''[[FanFic/{{Bird}} Bird]]'' Taylor has the uncanny ability to run into the most interesting patients at Alchemilla. [[ReluctantPsycho Mimi]], [[TheOphelia Elle]], [[TheGadfly Heather]], [[ReiAyanamiExpy Charnel]]... All the while her power allows her to sense their [[ReluctantPsycho true natures]] is it any surprise that she comes to show compassion for them?
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