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DeusExMachina is the common term for a trope in which something not previously established (originally, a god) suddenly appears to resolve the plot. It's an old enough term that it's used here in the wiki. It's also surprisingly punnable, and that's what's going on here.

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!!Tropes following this pattern:
* AllJustADream
* AssPull
%% AveMachina is not conceptually related.
%% DeusAngstMachina is not conceptually related.
* DeusAxMachina
%% DeusEstMachina is not conceptually related.
%% DeusExHomine is not conceptually related.
* DeusExMachina
* DeusExNukina
* DeusExScuseMe
* DeusExitMachina
* DeusSexMachina
* DiabolusExMachina
* DiabolusExNihilo
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay
* ParentExMachina
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See also:
* JustForFun/HowToStopTheDeusExMachina
* "Deus Ex Sewing Machina" -- see ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth''
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx''
* ''ComicBook/ExMachina''
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