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"Because the plot needed it so".

That's the default answer for some questions on the Headscratchers section. Question such as:

And if you want to go Smarty Pants on us, the more cynical version of the answer is: the writers decided to put it there (and as far as fiction goes, they are gods).


See also the Anthropic Principle and the Theory of Narrative Causality, and always bear in mind the MST3K Mantra.

Except if you're in Real Life. Then the answer may be:

See also: Idiot Ball. Yeah, now you know. And Knowing Is Half the Battle.


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