Created By: unluckykillerchibi on December 25, 2011 Last Edited By: unluckykillerchibi on December 26, 2011

There's an app for that....

The day is saved, thanks to phones!

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Oh no, the big bad has set up bombs all over the city, the monster of the week just one-winged angeled and unleashed it's evil hoard on the city, the rival/villian has just upped themselves to a higher level of unbeatable badass, the entire world's going FUBAR and the protagonists need major firepower to fix it - fast! but oh no - there's no convenient deus ex machina to provide power-ups or save them and the power of greyskull's not helping anyone either. what do they do - WHAT DO THEY DOOOOOOO!!!!! Oh wait, they have an app for this specific situation - right on their phone. whether it's for summoning the sword of power. searching out the enemy secret base, or just to give yourself some kickass BGM when facing the army of evil, phone apps prove helpful for any situation. Though this trope is mainly used in stories where magic and technology mix, but can also be used for comic relief, sci-fi, or just when you want to give the badguy a shut-up Hannibal moment. trope named after phrase used in I Touch commercials.
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  • December 25, 2011
    Sorry, but there's already a YKKTW for that.
  • December 26, 2011
    ^ No, there's just a ykttw for the phrase, not for this trope. Did you actually read the OP?

    But I was going to say that the name didn't fit the trope, since the term does not imply a smart phone as a Magical Computer plus Deus Ex Machina.