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* ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!]]''. Why else would a four-foot-tall, 107 lb, 17-year-old kid from The Bronx be travelling around the world, fighting circus freaks, competing for the World '''Heavyweight''' Boxing Championship? ''Because it's cool.'' In the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} version, why else is MikeTyson replaced as the final challenger by '''''[[spoiler: VideoGame/DonkeyKong]]'''''?

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* ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!]]''. Why else would a four-foot-tall, 107 lb, 17-year-old kid from The Bronx be travelling around the world, fighting circus freaks, competing for the World '''Heavyweight''' Boxing Championship? ''Because it's cool.'' In the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} version, why else is MikeTyson Creator/MikeTyson replaced as the final challenger by '''''[[spoiler: VideoGame/DonkeyKong]]'''''?

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* An in-story example appears in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Almost no-one (Woody being the exception) calls out Buzz Lightyear on his delusion about being a real space hero as opposed to a toy, because he's just that cool.


-->'''Scientist:''' Hi! You booked a flight and the price went down, so here's an Orbitz Price Assurance check for the difference.
-->'''Guy:''' Thanks! But why didn't you just mail it?
-->'''Scientist:''' (looks confused, points backward) [[MundaneUtility We have a hovercraft.]]

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-->'''Scientist:''' Hi! You booked a flight and the price went down, so here's an Orbitz Price Assurance check for the difference.
-->'''Guy:'''
difference.\\
'''Guy:'''
Thanks! But why didn't you just mail it?
-->'''Scientist:''' (looks
it?\\
'''Scientist:''' ''[looks
confused, points backward) backward]'' [[MundaneUtility We have a hovercraft.]]



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-->'''Chamo:''' This shouldn't be physically possible.
-->'''Jack:''' It just takes a little spirit.
--->and
-->'''Kotomi:''' He just ignores the laws of magic.

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-->'''Chamo:''' --->'''Chamo:''' This shouldn't be physically possible.
-->'''Jack:'''
possible.\\
'''Jack:'''
It just takes a little spirit.
--->and
-->'''Kotomi:'''
spirit.\\
''[and...]''\\
'''Kotomi:'''
He just ignores the laws of magic.



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* This was also Denis Leary reacting to his new super-hi-tech stereo system on the ''Lock And Load'' album.

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* This was also Denis Leary reacting to his new super-hi-tech stereo system on the ''Lock And and Load'' album.



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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fan fic ''Fanfic/{{PRIMARCHS}}'', Everything the titular Primarchs do: using skyscrapers as swords? Drop kicking the moon on someone? Using the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]] as a baseball bat? PoweredArmor which doubles as a ChainMailBikini? Dissing the authors of the work? All of it!

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fan fic ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{PRIMARCHS}}'', Everything the titular Primarchs do: using skyscrapers as swords? Drop kicking the moon on someone? Using the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]] as a baseball bat? PoweredArmor which doubles as a ChainMailBikini? Dissing the authors of the work? All of it!



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* The entire ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'', especially the wolf characters. Unlike most people who believe this is a mistake. A majority of the wolves have AnimeHair and a few have eye colors discommon to actual wolves. This also includes wolf society portrayed on this movie.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': The battle between the Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex could never have happened, given that the species were separated by 20 million years at the very least. That's not to mention a few anatomy errors of both. But no one's complaining. Wicked music, great animation, incredible synchronization? Sit back and relax.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AiN8vrn9Y Be Prepared]], Scar's [[VillainSong song]] from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has the ground lifting up to the moon while Scar and the Hyenas are standing on it to make a menacing tower, in addition to lots of green lighting and smoke coming out of the ground. Why? Because it's COOL!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'': Yeah, there is absolutely no way DJ Pon-3's [[TransformingVehicle transformer car]] and [[AscendedMeme BASS CANNON]] could be seriously explained within the context of the movie. Do we care? NO! It's just too awesome.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' both contain scenes with characters with no driving experience whatsoever somehow managing to successfully drive vehicles on busy roads to their destination by working together despite being a assortment of ''living toys'' in the former, and a ''fish'' and a ''octopus'' in the latter. The audience is supposed to accept these scenes because of this trope and RuleOfFunny, and judging by how successful both films are, it worked, or at least was tolerated by most people despite being completely ridiculous scenes.
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** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has impenetrable force-fields that turn on at the most dramatically convenient times.
** Why does Darth Maul use a polearm lightsaber? Why not?
*** Similarly, Kylo Ren's saber from the sequel trilogy. What's even better than a lightsaber? A lightsaber with two other lightsabers shooting out of the handle perpendicular to the blade, making it look like a medieval longsword. Justified in that the design requires plasma to be vented out due to the damaged crystal within, it offers more hand protection than the traditional saber, and that Ren uses the crossguard to injure his opponents while in a BladeLock.

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** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'':
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has impenetrable force-fields that turn on at the most dramatically convenient times.
** *** Why does Darth Maul use a polearm lightsaber? Why not?
*** ** Similarly, Kylo Ren's saber from the sequel trilogy. What's even better than a lightsaber? A lightsaber with two other lightsabers shooting out of the handle perpendicular to the blade, making it look like a medieval longsword. Justified in that the design requires plasma to be vented out due to the damaged crystal within, it offers more hand protection than the traditional saber, and that Ren uses the crossguard to injure his opponents while in a BladeLock.



** ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'': you once see the same weapon on the Millennium Falcon being carried around by ''[[{{BFG}} a single ARC trooper]]'', and instead of using four arms, Grievous juggles four light-sabers around between his hands and prehensile feet (albeit as an "unwelcome surprise"), making for some of the best fights in ''Franchise/StarWars'' history.

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** ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'': you You once see the same weapon on the Millennium Falcon ''Millennium Falcon'' being carried around by ''[[{{BFG}} a single ARC trooper]]'', and instead of using four arms, Grievous juggles four light-sabers around between his hands and prehensile feet (albeit as an "unwelcome surprise"), making for some of the best fights in ''Franchise/StarWars'' history.



* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': The battle between the Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex could never have happened, given that the species were separated by 20 million years at the very least. That's not to mention a few anatomy errors of both. But no one's complaining. Wicked music, great animation, incredible synchronization? Sit back and relax.



* The entire ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'', especially the wolf characters. Unlike most people who believe this is a mistake. A majority of the wolves have AnimeHair and a few have eye colors discommon to actual wolves. This also includes wolf society portrayed on this movie.



* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' both contain scenes with characters with no driving experience whatsoever some how managing to successfully drive vehicles on busy roads to their destination by working together despite being a assortment of ''living toys'' in the former, and a ''fish'' and a ''octopus'' in the latter. The audience is supposed to accept these scenes because of this trope and RuleOfFunny, and judging by how successful both films are, it worked, or at least was tolerated by most people despite being completely ridiculous scenes.



* Mythological gods and heroes in general are full of this. That's half the ''point'' of most of them. Hercules, Gilgamesh, the entire cast of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''... all fuelled by Rule of Cool. Where else are you going to hear that an Eight Headed Snake was defeated by ''Sake'' of all things[[note]]Besides ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', which is based on this sort of thing[[/note]]. In fact, most mythological heroes weren't necessarily heroic in the modern sense. A lot of the time, all it took to be a "hero" was strength and daring, not morality.



* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' is based on one very simple concept: medieval knights riding dinosaurs into battle. How do you tame a dinosaur? ''Can'' you tame a dinosaur? If you tamed it, could you ride it? Would it even want to charge into battle? It does not matter - what matters are ''medieval knights riding dinosaurs into battle''.

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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' is based on one very simple concept: medieval knights riding dinosaurs into battle. How do you tame a dinosaur? ''Can'' you tame a dinosaur? If you tamed it, could you ride it? Would it even want to charge into battle? It does not matter - -- what matters are ''medieval knights riding dinosaurs into battle''.



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* The Rule of Cool most likely explains why people usually portray phoenixes as birds of prey. Granted, herons and ibises (which phoenixes were historically based on) are effective predators in their environments, but they're just not as cool as hawks or eagles. Heck, showing phoenixes as birds [[IncendiaryExponent made of fire]] when the original myths just said they were regular birds reborn in fire is an example of this trope.
%%* This rule is the ''raison d'etre'' for the most of the {{Steampunk}} genre.
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* Mythological gods and heroes in general are full of this. That's half the ''point'' of most of them. Hercules, Gilgamesh, the entire cast of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''... all fuelled by Rule of Cool. Where else are you going to hear that an Eight-Headed Snake was defeated by ''Sake'' of all things[[note]]Besides ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', which is based on this sort of thing[[/note]]. In fact, most mythological heroes weren't necessarily heroic in the modern sense. A lot of the time, all it took to be a "hero" was strength and daring, not morality.
* The Rule of Cool most likely explains why people usually portray phoenixes as birds of prey. Granted, herons and ibises (which phoenixes were historically based on) are effective predators in their environments, but they're just not as cool as hawks or eagles. Heck, showing phoenixes as birds [[IncendiaryExponent made of fire]] when the original myths just said they were regular birds reborn in fire is an example of this trope.
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'', the things requiring most suspension of disbelief are also the coolest; dinosaurs on Venus, Victorians in Space, supertough Martians riding on big scary birds, canals of Mars and flying ships. There are rather detailed and reasonably plausible explanations for these, if you accept slightly different natural laws, though. Perhaps the most blatant example of greater need for suspension of belief for extra cool stuff is two prototype giant steam robots in the adventure Tom Fleet and his Steam Colossus in Challenge 61 - yes, of course they end up having a cool giant robot on giant robot fight, do you even need to ask?

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'', ''TabletopGame/Space1889'', the things requiring most suspension of disbelief are also the coolest; dinosaurs on Venus, Victorians in Space, supertough Martians riding on big scary birds, canals of Mars and flying ships. There are rather detailed and reasonably plausible explanations for these, if you accept slightly different natural laws, though. Perhaps the most blatant example of greater need for suspension of belief for extra cool stuff is two prototype giant steam robots in the adventure Tom Fleet and his Steam Colossus in Challenge 61 - -- yes, of course they end up having a cool giant robot on giant robot fight, do you even need to ask?



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* Creator/MontyOum lives by this rule, tending to go with what looks cool rather than what looks realistic:
** ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy''. The characters of ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' beat the crap out of each other with no regards for little things like the laws of physics.
** Action in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is built on cool. For instance, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9vl8iAN5Q the White trailer]] involves a girl duelling a GiantMecha with her elementally-powered rapier by jumping off SteppingStonesInTheSky.
* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'': A ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''[=/=]''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' crossover done with ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' physics. It also features an [[HolyShitQuotient HSQ]] that approaches ''one'' during some fight sequences that quite frankly [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDrukfontFg=related have to]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It2Sn5IiXBM&feature=related be seen]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zDuJxM99IQ&feature=related to be]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMyPYwHKnmo&feature=related believed]]
* ''WebAnimation/KingsOfPowerFourBillionPercent'': There's not much logic behind the animation, but when it looks that cool, does it need any?
* Flash games ''New York Shark'', ''Sydney Shark'' and ''Miami Shark''. It's about sharks eating fishes, humans, boat, baseballs, planes, Spider-Man, etc. and then destroying the Earth with a meteor.
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* Creator/MontyOum lived by this rule, tending to go with what looks cool rather than what looks realistic:
** ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy''. The characters of ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' beat the crap out of each other with no regards for little things like the laws of physics.
** Action in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is built on cool. For instance, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9vl8iAN5Q the White trailer]] involves a girl duelling a GiantMecha with her elementally-powered rapier by jumping off SteppingStonesInTheSky.
* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'': A ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''[=/=]''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' crossover done with ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' physics. It also features an [[HolyShitQuotient HSQ]] that approaches ''one'' during some fight sequences that quite frankly [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDrukfontFg=related have to]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It2Sn5IiXBM&feature=related be seen]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zDuJxM99IQ&feature=related to be]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMyPYwHKnmo&feature=related believed]]



* 4chan, particularly in /m/, the section devoted to HumongousMecha, often generally has any argument about...well, just about anything, really, solved by using this as the defining factor.
* In a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick NChick]] class on how to spot evil, Nella says that black leather coats are bad, unless you're a post-apocalyptic AntiHero. Then it's cool.
* ''WebAnimation/KingsOfPowerFourBillionPercent'': There's not much logic behind the animation, but when it looks that cool, does it need any?
* Flash games New York Shark, Sydney Shark and Miami Shark. It's about sharks eating fishes, humans, boat, baseballs, planes, Spider-Man, etc. and then destroying the Earth with a meteor.
* Creator/MatthewMercer [[ConversationalTroping talks about how to use this trope]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZDuFIYkf0 an episode]] of his series about GameMaster tips on the ''Geek & Sundry'' web channel. His main point is that you should allow the players to try interesting things, but also be careful to not do it too often, since that can mess up the structure and cohesiveness of the game.

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* 4chan, particularly in /m/, the section devoted to HumongousMecha, often generally has any argument about... well, just about anything, really, solved by using this as the defining factor.
* In a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick NChick]] class on how to spot evil, Nella says that black leather coats are bad, unless you're a post-apocalyptic AntiHero. Then it's cool.
* ''WebAnimation/KingsOfPowerFourBillionPercent'': There's not much logic behind the animation, but when it looks that cool, does it need any?
* Flash games New York Shark, Sydney Shark and Miami Shark. It's about sharks eating fishes, humans, boat, baseballs, planes, Spider-Man, etc. and then destroying the Earth with a meteor.
* Creator/MatthewMercer [[ConversationalTroping talks about how to use this trope]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZDuFIYkf0 an episode]] of his series about GameMaster tips on the ''Geek & Sundry'' web channel. His main point is that you should allow the players to try interesting things, but also be careful to not do it too often, since that can mess up the structure and cohesiveness of the game.
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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick class on how to spot evil, Nella says that black leather coats are bad, unless you're a post-apocalyptic AntiHero. Then it's cool.
* Creator/MatthewMercer [[ConversationalTroping talks about how to use this trope]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZDuFIYkf0 an episode]] of his series about GameMaster tips on the ''Geek & Sundry'' web channel. His main point is that you should allow the players to try interesting things, but also be careful to not do it too often, since that can mess up the structure and cohesiveness of the game.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AiN8vrn9Y Be Prepared]], Scar's [[VillainSong song]] from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has the ground lifting up to the moon while Scar and the Hyenas are standing on it to make a menacing tower, in addition to lots of green lighting and smoke coming out of the ground. Why? Because it's COOL!



-->'''Kid Flash''': If you're called the HIVE Five, why are there six of you?
-->'''See-more''': Because...it sounds cool?

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-->'''Kid Flash''': Flash:''' If you're called the HIVE Five, why are there six of you?
-->'''See-more''': Because...
you?\\
'''See-more:''' Because...
it sounds cool?



* The creators of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', the ContinuityReboot to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', were looking for a way to set their series apart from the rest. So, they made a spin-off movie entitled, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman... [[WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula versus]] {{Dracula}}''. '''Batman. Versus. Dracula.''' The bat-imagery crossover lets it make a twisted kind of sense. The movie lives up to the concept. [[spoiler:Yes, Batman finds a cure for vampirism at the end, and all the citizens of Gotham who were vamps go back to normal]]. The Penguin becomes TheRenfield. Oh, and as if it wasn't cool enough already, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is turned into a vampire [[spoiler:for a while]]. VAMPIRE. JOKER.

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* The creators of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', the ContinuityReboot to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', were looking for a way to set their series apart from the rest. So, they made a spin-off movie entitled, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman... [[WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula versus]] {{Dracula}}''. '''Batman. Versus. Dracula.''' The bat-imagery crossover lets it make a twisted kind of sense. The movie lives up to the concept. [[spoiler:Yes, Batman finds a cure for vampirism at the end, and all the citizens of Gotham who were vamps go back to normal]]. The Penguin becomes TheRenfield. Oh, and as if it wasn't cool enough already, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is turned into a vampire [[spoiler:for a while]]. VAMPIRE. JOKER.



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-->'''Coop''': Man, there's some tough competition this year.
-->'''Jamie''': Competition? Dude, you have a ''giant robot from the future'', with a '''car for a head.'''

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-->'''Coop''': -->'''Coop:''' Man, there's some tough competition this year.
-->'''Jamie''':
year.\\
'''Jamie:'''
Competition? Dude, you have a ''giant robot from the future'', with a '''car for a head.'''



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''



** The giant drill - that could have been done so many other less cool ways.

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** The giant drill - -- that could have been done so many other less cool ways.



* An in-story example appears in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Almost no-one calls out Buzz Lightyear on his delusion about being a real space hero as opposed to a toy, because he's just that cool.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and its sequels. A wrist-mounted device that shapeshifts the wearer into ten (or more) forms with varied superpowers? Having it means meeting alien heroes, beating down bad guys, and being able to do your chores in a hurry? Oh heck yeah.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' and its sequels. A wrist-mounted device that shapeshifts the wearer into ten (or more) forms with varied superpowers? Having it means meeting alien heroes, beating down bad guys, and being able to do your chores in a hurry? Oh heck yeah.


* Most of ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' runs on this with a generous topping of DarkerAndEdgier and [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence out the wazoo]]. From battlestations the size of ''stars'' to [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon six-necked demonic guitars that can blast warships apart]] to murderous killer androids to ''DragonBall''-esque Chaos powers, it's here. According to WordOfGod, most of the physics and science run on this too.

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* Most of ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' runs on this with a generous topping of DarkerAndEdgier and [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence out the wazoo]]. From battlestations the size of ''stars'' to [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon six-necked demonic guitars that can blast warships apart]] to murderous killer androids to ''DragonBall''-esque ''Franchise/DragonBall''-esque Chaos powers, it's here. According to WordOfGod, most of the physics and science run on this too.


* ''Manga/GetterRobo''. Nothing, not even the [[HotbloodedSideburns sideburns]], are realistic. No one notices because their heads are exploding from the [[HolyShitQuotient incredible amount of]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome moments]].

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* ''Manga/GetterRobo''. Nothing, not even the [[HotbloodedSideburns sideburns]], are realistic. No one notices because their heads are exploding from the [[HolyShitQuotient incredible amount of]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome moments]].



* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise. Giant robots? Check. Radioactive dinosaurs? Check. Awesome {{Fight Scene}}s? Check and double check. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Great music?]] Check! This is the trope namer for JustHereForGodzilla. You better believe it's cool.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise. Giant robots? Check. Radioactive dinosaurs? Check. Awesome {{Fight Scene}}s? Check and double check. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Great music?]] Check! This is the trope namer for JustHereForGodzilla. You better believe it's cool.



* ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' has a scene where you have to defend yourself on a rock stage (in the middle of a farm field) while a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome kickass metal song]] plays and pyrotechnics explode around you. Why? Because '''''fuck yeah'''''.

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* ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' has a scene where you have to defend yourself on a rock stage (in the middle of a farm field) while a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic kickass metal song]] plays and pyrotechnics explode around you. Why? Because '''''fuck yeah'''''.


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Compare ThePowerOfIndex, CoolOfRule, RuleOfFunny, RuleOfScary, RuleOfDrama, RuleOfRomantic, RuleOfCute, MasculinityTropes, GarnishingTheStory.

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Compare ThePowerOfIndex, CoolOfRule, RuleOfFunny, RuleOfScary, RuleOfDrama, RuleOfRomantic, RuleOfCute, MasculinityTropes, GarnishingTheStory.
GarnishingTheStory, DramaticDangling.



* DramaticDangling

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* The ''Bounty'' built for the 1962 movie ''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty'' was twice the size of the real ship. Occasionally, replicas of old warships are made sligthly larger to accomodate the taller sailors of today, but never to this extent.


* In the commentary for ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Creator/JossWhedon discusses the scene where [[spoiler: the good guys come through the opaque and sensor-killing "ion butt" followed by an army of Reavers to back them up against the Alliance. Because my butt kept the Alliance from seeing them coming, it was a perfect cavalry-coming-over-the-hill moment]]: 'I don't know what an "ion butt" is, we just made that up but I would have sold all my knowledge of science to get that scene.' (paraphrased)

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* In the commentary for ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Creator/JossWhedon discusses the scene where [[spoiler: the good guys come through the opaque and sensor-killing "ion butt" cloud" followed by an army of Reavers to back them up against the Alliance. Because my butt cloud kept the Alliance from seeing them coming, it was a perfect cavalry-coming-over-the-hill moment]]: 'I don't know what an "ion butt" cloud" is, we just made that up but I would have sold all my knowledge of science to get that scene.' (paraphrased)



** This trope and intentional {{Zeerust}} are the only things that can explain the giant scorpions, the radiation hanging around after 200 years and keeping things a wasteland, and the fact that that many buildings are still there after being nuked then left to rot for over 200 years, cars that explode in mushroom butts and most of all... [[spoiler: Liberty Prime. A giant, bipedal robot with Gort's laser eyes and a backpack of miniature nuclear missiles, which it throws like footballs and is voiced by Peter 'Optimus Prime' Cullen.]]

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** This trope and intentional {{Zeerust}} are the only things that can explain the giant scorpions, the radiation hanging around after 200 years and keeping things a wasteland, and the fact that that many buildings are still there after being nuked then left to rot for over 200 years, cars that explode in mushroom butts clouds and most of all... [[spoiler: Liberty Prime. A giant, bipedal robot with Gort's laser eyes and a backpack of miniature nuclear missiles, which it throws like footballs and is voiced by Peter 'Optimus Prime' Cullen.]]


** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probability and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone. [[spoiler: By the end of the anime, Simon resolves to prevent the Spiral Nemesis, starting with abandoning it himself (not even using it to resurrect Nia after her death even though he probably could) to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] as his allies go on to use Spiral Power more responsibly.]]

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** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probability and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone. [[spoiler: By the end of the anime, Simon resolves to prevent the Spiral Nemesis, starting with abandoning it himself Spiral Power altogether (not even using it to resurrect Nia after her death even though he probably could) to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] as his allies go on to use Spiral Power it more responsibly.]]


** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probability and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone. [[spoiler: By the end of the anime, Simon resolves to prevent the Spiral Nemesis, starting with refusing to use it to resurrect Nia after her death and instead choosing to abandon Spiral Power to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] as his allies go on to use Spiral Power more responsibly.]]

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** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probability and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone. [[spoiler: By the end of the anime, Simon resolves to prevent the Spiral Nemesis, starting with refusing to use abandoning it himself (not even using it to resurrect Nia after her death and instead choosing to abandon Spiral Power even though he probably could) to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] as his allies go on to use Spiral Power more responsibly.]]


** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probability and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone.

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** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probability and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone. [[spoiler: By the end of the anime, Simon resolves to prevent the Spiral Nemesis, starting with refusing to use it to resurrect Nia after her death and instead choosing to abandon Spiral Power to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] as his allies go on to use Spiral Power more responsibly.]]


** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probably and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone.

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** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probably probability and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone.

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** The end of the anime is also a deconstruction of the RuleOfCool via the Spiral Nemesis, the theoretical end of the universe via an overuse of Spiral Power (which is functionally the RuleOfCool in AppliedPhlebotinum form.) Simply put, being able to bend the laws of physics, probably and reality itself just because it'd be awesome would eventually cause reality itself to come undone.

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