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* In ''SuperMarioBrosZ'', Mario [[spoiler:stomped Captain Basilisx's best friend into a lava pit]], but Mario doesn't remember it. Although FridgeBrilliance sets in when you realize that [[spoiler: ''there are no lava pits'' in the room that Basilisx mentions.]] Mario may not remember it because ''it may have never happened'' in the first place.
* In ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', this is the stated reason why [[spoiler:[[Manga/{{Berserk}} Guts]] manages to defeat [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Nightmare]] in their battle. Guts has always fought impossible odds against terrifying demonic forces due to the brand on his neck attracting them like moths to a flame, and yet Guts has also always managed to come out on top if only through sheer dumb luck and unstoppable willpower; Nightmare and the Soul Edge really aren't anything he isn't already accustomed to]].
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