->'''Robin:''' ''"Gosh, Batman. The nobility of the almost-human porpoise."''\\
'''Batman:''' ''"True, Robin. It was noble of that animal to hurl himself into the path of that final torpedo. He gave his life for ours."''
-->-- ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''

->''"I've been suddenly rescued by some force utterly outside of the context of this narrative! How... unsatisfying."''
-->--'''[[http://www.gocomics.com/tomthedancingbug/2004/01/31/ Billy Dare]]''', ''TomTheDancingBug''

->"''That'' certainly is convenient."
-->-- '''Tyrone''', ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'', [[CatchPhrase frequently.]]

->"''I mean, come on! Time travel?! What kind of deus ex machina bull[[SoundEffectBleep s@#!]] is that?!''"
-->-- '''Yami Bakura''', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', lampshading the use of this trope during the 5th season of ''Series/{{Lost}}''.

->"''You can't just throw stuff like this into the story out of nowhere! Where's the foreshadowing?!''"
-->-- '''[[MetaGuy Chisame]]''', ''Anime/MahouSenseiNegima''

->"''Who says deus ex machina is an outdated plot device?''"
-->-- '''Captain Janeway''', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''

->"''Oh Lord, hear our prayer... HELP!!!!''" (God's hand appears to help him and Richie)
-->-- '''Eddie Hitler''', ''{{Bottom}}''

->"''This particular blunder is known as deus ex machina, which is French for "Are you fucking kidding me?''"
-->-- ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel''

->"''Where in the name of deus ex machina did that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs T. rex]] come from?!''"
-->-- '''Norbert''', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RcbtNr5YIRc#t=602]]

->"'Life is too precious to be left to chance.' - Deus X. Machina"
-->-- '''Creator/WalterMoers''', ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear''

->"I've never liked this scene," I said. "Detective confronts murderer. Murderer produces gun, points same at detective. Murderer tells detective the whole sad story, with the idea of shooting him at the end of it. Thus wasting a lot of valuable time, even if in the end murderer did shoot detective. ''[[LampshadeHanging Only murderer never does. Something always happens to prevent it.]] [[MediumAwareness The gods don't like this scene either. They always manage to spoil it."]]''
-->-- ''PhilipMarlowe'', '''[[Creator/RaymondChandler The Lady In The Lake]]'''

->"I am [[GreekMythology Zeus!]] And I declare this conflict RESOLVED!"\\
[[UnsoundEffect DEUS EX MACHINA!]]
-->-- RunningGag, ''Isle of Rangoon''

->'' Resist the urge to use magic to solve problems unless you've already explained and shown that aspect of how the magic works. Don't give the heroes a new power [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands whenever they need one]], and be very careful about writing laws into your system just so that you can use them in a single particular situation... An example of this: [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The fellowship relies on Gandalf to save them from the Balrog. Result: Gandalf is gone for the rest of that book]]."''
-->--'''Creator/BrandonSanderson''', ''[[http://brandonsanderson.com/article/40/Sandersons-First-Law Sanderson's First Law]]''

->''"''Series/DoctorWho'' stories are resolved by a [[PhysicalGod Time Lord]] who emerges from a TimeMachine -- they're ALL deus ex machina."''
-->-- '''Creator/StevenMoffat''' [[http://twitter.com/#!/steven_moffat/status/73485927741259776 advises]] fans to adopt a {{postmodern}} perspective.

->''"That's the whole point of ''Doctor Who'' in these [[DarkestHour narrative collapse]] stories - that ultimately there is no such thing as threatening the fundamental narrative logic of ''Doctor Who'' because, eventually, it just shrugs its shoulders and does something random to get out of it."''
-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2011/03/anybody-remotely-interesting-is-mad.html Phil Sandifer]]''' on [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase}} "The Chase"]]

->"''It's one of the bigger cop-outs in epiphany history.''"
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''', on the end of ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}''

->''"These movies have a tendency to do this, where everything that would’ve mattered is immediately rendered irrelevant by some stupid plot contrivance. Lois getting nuked in ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'' and then time getting reversed, Superman losing his powers '''FOR EVER''' in ''Film/SupermanII'' and then, I dunno, deciding he wants them back and that’s all it takes, and now this. I mean, I guess you could say the same for the comics, but the movies go the extra mile in weaseling out of their own stupid plot points by making their excuses as dumb as possible. Compared to those, a Kryptonian crystal [[OneUP 1-Up Mushroom]] is actually the most believable."''
-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-superman-iv-the-quest-for-peace-1987/ on]] ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''

->''"One minute they're dying of asphyxiation in deep space and the next minute they look over and: 'Hey, look, look, there's a space ship that civilians can fly, that can take us back to Earth and it's within half mile of a station that no one's noticed until now!' It's this kind of thing that was a running joke in ''[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Fucking Galaxy]]."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' on ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''
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