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23rd Jul '16 8:47:06 PM NNinja
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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'': The first season takes place "two years to the day" after Jack Bauer led a covert strike in Yugoslavia during the 1999 Kosovo War. It is also a presidential election year. [[note]]Presidential elections are held four years apart, and the count started in 1788. You can't ''have'' a presidential election in 2001; the writers either missed the 2000 elections or anticipated the 2004 ones. Or, like ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''24'' takes place in an alternate timeline in which the elections occur on a different schedule.[[/note]]

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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'': The first season takes place "two years to the day" after Jack Bauer led a covert strike in Yugoslavia during the 1999 Kosovo War. It is also a presidential election year. [[note]]Presidential elections in USA are held four years apart, and the count started in 1788. You can't ''have'' a presidential election in 2001; the writers either missed the 2000 elections or anticipated the 2004 ones. Or, like ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''24'' takes place in an alternate timeline in which the elections occur on a different schedule.[[/note]]
22nd Jul '16 7:06:47 AM Minni128
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*In ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'' we have this initially the case with Satsuki, when the story stated that she was 21, when actually she was 20. This came from the authoress miscalculating 17.5 + 2.5 and thought it added up to 21, when it actually added up to 20, going back to change it.
20th Jul '16 7:10:50 PM NNinja
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** Fanfic takes place between Hazakura case [[labelnote: Note]]last case of third game[[/labelnote]] and Phoenix's disbarment[[labelnote: Note]]Which takes place in backstory of fourth game[[/labelnote]] and supposely starts in 2005. DL-6 incident canonically took place in 2001 and first game takes place ''fifteen'' years later.
** Events of the fic take place over 15 months. Considering that Phoenix is the same age during Hazakura case and when he was disbarred[[labelnote: Note]] he's 26 in Hazakura, and while his age during disbarrment isn't stated he's 33 during main story of ''Apollo Justice'' which takes place 7 years later. Do the math.[[/labelnote]] there is no way to squeze in over a year between them.

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** Fanfic takes place between Hazakura case [[labelnote: Note]]last case of third game[[/labelnote]] and [[spoiler: Phoenix's disbarment[[labelnote: disbarment]][[labelnote: Note]]Which takes place in backstory of fourth game[[/labelnote]] and supposely starts in 2005. DL-6 incident canonically took place in 2001 and first game takes place ''fifteen'' years later.
** Events of the fic take place over 15 months. Considering that Phoenix is the same age during Hazakura case and when [[spoiler: he was disbarred[[labelnote: disbarred]][[labelnote: Note]] he's 26 in Hazakura, and while his age during disbarrment isn't stated he's 33 during main story of ''Apollo Justice'' which takes place 7 years later. Do the math.[[/labelnote]] there is no way to squeze in over a year between them.
20th Jul '16 12:05:30 AM EternityofSpirits
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* Early into ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', Monokuma reveals that [[spoiler: the students lost two years of their memories]]. If one however factors in all the cumulative time periods, it actually more than likely twice that number.
13th Jul '16 2:58:02 PM NNinja
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7269974/1/Her-Life-or-Mine Her Life or Mine]] gets about every canon date or relative age wrong.
** Fanfic takes place between Hazakura case [[labelnote: Note]]last case of third game[[/labelnote]] and Phoenix's disbarment[[labelnote: Note]]Which takes place in backstory of fourth game[[/labelnote]] and supposely starts in 2005. DL-6 incident canonically took place in 2001 and first game takes place ''fifteen'' years later.
** Events of the fic take place over 15 months. Considering that Phoenix is the same age during Hazakura case and when he was disbarred[[labelnote: Note]] he's 26 in Hazakura, and while his age during disbarrment isn't stated he's 33 during main story of ''Apollo Justice'' which takes place 7 years later. Do the math.[[/labelnote]] there is no way to squeze in over a year between them.
** [[OriginalCharacter James]] mentiones that Maya is a year older than him and he was fifteen during the events of the first game. During the first game Maya was 17.
** He also claims that Pearl was 8 during said events. Pearl was 8 during her first appearance in ''second'' game which canonically takes place a year after the first one.
** He says that Dahlia is about 7 years older than him. ''One sentence later'' he says that when they met first time he was 11 while Dahlia was 15.
7th Jul '16 4:34:53 PM HighCrate
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* Alex O'Connell's age in ''Film/TheMummyReturns''. He's eight in 1933, so he'd have to have been born in 1925. Rick and Evy met in 1926. Neat trick, Alex. The writers for ''Returns'' appear to have missed the fact that the first film has a time skip of a couple years between O'Connell's first appearance and him meeting Evey. Or TheyJustDidntCare.

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* Alex O'Connell's age in ''Film/TheMummyReturns''. He's eight in 1933, so he'd have to have been born in 1925. Rick and Evy met in 1926. Neat trick, Alex. The writers for ''Returns'' appear to have missed the fact that the first film has a time skip of a couple years between O'Connell's first appearance and him meeting Evey. Or TheyJustDidntCare.
30th Jun '16 5:54:52 PM Tdarcos
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Oh, for the examples below that reference the number Pi, it is an irrational number with no limit - an endless number - of digits, but the first 12 are 3.14159265359 .
30th Jun '16 5:06:29 PM TheSinful
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** Iruka allegedly became the class clown after his parents died due to how lonely he was. Problem is, Iruka was 14 when he died and had graduated when he was 10, thus when his parents died he'd already been a genin for ''four years''.
15th Jun '16 2:18:08 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The pokedex itself is generally taken with a HEAVY grain of salt by most fans when it comes to size/weight of Pokemon. However, given that Wailord's designation is the "Float Whale" this one [[JustifiedTrope might have been intentional.]]
15th Jun '16 12:09:20 PM PhantasyPen
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** The pokedex itself is generally taken with a HEAVY grain of salt by most fans when it comes to size/weight of Pokemon. However, given that Wailord's designation is the "Float Whale" this one [[JustifiedTrope might have been intentional.]]
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