History Quotes / ContrivedCoincidence

5th May '16 7:17:08 PM nombretomado
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-->--Blogger '''Billy Superstar''' summing up how this trope works in a review of an episode of ''FullHouse''

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-->--Blogger '''Billy Superstar''' summing up how this trope works in a review of an episode of ''FullHouse''
''Series/FullHouse''
19th Mar '16 4:46:04 AM Hossmeister
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14th Aug '15 12:47:57 PM lalalei2001
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-->-- Yami Yugi, ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters''

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-->-- Yami Yugi, '''Yami Yugi''', ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters''
14th Aug '15 12:41:31 PM lalalei2001
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->Yugi, wait. Wouldn't you say this is all a bit strange? We just happen to win a trip, our plane ''happens'' to crash, then we ''happen'' to meet the last man to see your grandfather before he disappeared? It's all too convenient.

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->Yugi, wait. Wouldn't you say this is all a bit strange? We just happen ''happen'' to win a trip, our plane ''happens'' to crash, then we ''happen'' to meet the last man to see your grandfather before he disappeared? It's all too convenient.
4th Aug '15 7:35:47 PM lalalei2001
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->Yugi, wait. Wouldn't you say this is all a bit strange? We just happen to win a trip, our plane ''happens'' to crash, then we ''happen'' to meet the last man to see your grandfather before he disappeared? It's all too convenient.
-->-- Yami Yugi, ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters''
10th Jun '15 9:38:27 AM erforce
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-->''[[Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}} MegaTokyo]]'' Cliff Notes

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-->''[[Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}} -->-- ''[[Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}} MegaTokyo]]'' Cliff Notes



-->--''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II''

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-->--''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II''
-->-- ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''
22nd May '15 9:49:43 PM DoctorNemesis
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->'''Navin:''' But how did you guys find me?\\
'''Dad:''' I dunno. This is the first place we looked.
-->-- ''Film/TheJerk''
29th Apr '15 9:41:27 PM Gravidef
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->"...since when is Little Richard Denise’s uncle? Seriously, that never came up before? She never mentioned him before ten seconds ago, immediately preceding when he just happened to be picking her up at the full house, which also happens to coincide with them needing a celebrity guest for an event, plus also Jesse just having lost the tickets to his concert? It’s not like he’s even supposed to be in from out of town or anything, he’s just Denise’s uncle who she apparently sees all the time."
-->--Blogger '''Billy Superstar''' summing up how this trope works in a review of an episode of ''FullHouse''
19th Apr '15 6:35:34 PM Premonition45
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->''"Now let's explore the improbable chain of events that led to this amusing yet tragic farce."''
-->-- '''Ray Magini''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Don't Fear the Roofer"
11th Apr '15 6:41:22 PM johnnyfog
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->''In ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' #69, Jubilee read and badmouthed Creator/CharlesDickens' masterpiece ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'', thereby confirming what we all suspected about her taste and brain power. "Does this kid live in the Alternate Universe of Amazing Coincidences, or what?" she asked. Uh, Jube, people who live in Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}s shouldn't throw stones.''

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->''In ->In ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' #69, Jubilee read and badmouthed Creator/CharlesDickens' masterpiece ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'', thereby confirming what we all suspected about her taste and brain power. "Does this kid live in the Alternate Universe of Amazing Coincidences, or what?" she asked. Uh, Jube, people who live in Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}s shouldn't throw stones.''


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->Coincidence can be, if used sparingly, an acceptable writing tool. If a character suddenly runs into an ex lover, years after last having any contact, and right after breaking up with someone, that can be acceptable coincidence. If it's subtle, realistic in the context of things that just happen in real life, and used ''very conservatively'', coincidence can be a fair plot device to get things in your story moving.\\\
If you're using it 4 seconds into an episode and then you don't really stop until the end credits roll, then you probably shouldn't be getting paid to write for a living. No literary agency in the world is going to represent you, Creator/DanBrown is probably snickering at you, and I know I will dread seeing your names on any future episodes.\\\
Yes, I'm talking to you, Andrew Landis and Julia Swift. I know you blackmailed your way into this gig, and I will find a way to expose you.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville10-ep08 Julian Finn]]''' on ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Abandoned"
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