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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).

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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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