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"The Schrödinger's Cat paradox outlines a situation in which a cat in a box must be considered, for all intents and purposes, simultaneously alive and dead. Schrödinger created this paradox as a justification for killing cats."
Fact Core, Portal 2

SCHRODINGER'S CAT is released from the SHADOWBOX, in every state that exists between being alive and dead!
Again the Probability Professor is flummoxed, because the cat exists in every state of probability at once.
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And unfortunately for the Professor...
EVERY ONE OF THOSE CAT STATES IS UNBELIEVABLY DEADLY.

"Schrödinger was an Austrian physicist, who when the Nazis invaded Austria, fled to the UK and then to Dublin, where he had a colourful career, and actually fathered an illegitimate child. But that has nothing to do with his cat.
Sixty Symbols

"In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious."
Lords and Ladies

Please tell me what happened on this night.
If I must describe it, I'd have to say it's like a box with a cat tucked inside.

Please tell me what happened on this night.
As long as it's possible, no one knows if the cat in the box is alive or dead.

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Please tell me what happened on this night.
The cat in the box was dead.

Frederica Bernkastel, Higurashi: When They Cry, Minagoroshi-hen

"... There's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead)..."
Samantha Black Crow, American Gods.

Integra: What's going on?
Major: Fraulein, have you ever heard of Schrödinger's Cat?
Integra: I shot Schrödinger's Cat!
Major: Indeed! And yet it lives! And yet it dies. It is here, yet it is not. It is a curious creation, one of infinite possibilities, as long as it remains unobserved. Yet to consume a thing is to know a thing. Alucard is now partaking of Varrant Officer Schrödinger's paradoxical existence. Und as our dear cat boy stares into ze abyss zat is within Alucard...zat abyss stares back. Ze wave function collapses, uncertainty becomes certainty, ze proverbial coin flips, und...
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Alucard: (suddenly affected) Am I a bad person?
(Alucard disappears)
Integra: ALUCARD!! (turns to Major) WHAT DID YOU DO?!
Major: I CALLED HEADS!
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