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Biggest Deus ex Machina in Fiction?

Discussion in 'Meta Battledome' started by Nexas, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Nexas

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    Ok so the thread is pretty self explanitory. Im not gonna bother with a poll as the are too many canidates, alot of which I've probably never heard of, and I don't want to hear people asking "Why isn't [insert name here] in the poll?"
     
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    MacGyver with 3 random items.
     
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  4. Dr.Douchebag

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    Biggest Deus ex Machina in Fiction? i dont know what u mean by this :sweatdrop

    *is educated to only 3rd grade :<*
     
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    The one the behell the end of Mai-Hime is a damn big DEM.
     
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    Skull knight.
     
  9. Kisame

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    Someone has to come to the rescue


    Serpentera running out of energy.
     
  10. Megadoomer

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    Heart of the Cards Atem/Yami Yugi
     
  11. Kisame

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    heart of the cards is awesome.

    But its not just cards.

    One time he was in a match for his life using a die. And This was the rules.

    If Atem rolls anything less than the opponent he dies, and in the case of a tie he still dies...

    They were using one die and the villain rolled a 6.... so it was atem's turn the die broke apart and had a 6 showing upside down along with the 1 so it totaled 7.

    That has the most outrageous DeM ever.
     
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    ^ That is classic :rotfl
     
  13. ZergKage

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    Luffys rubber body
     
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    Biggest Deux ex Machina?

    Any anime character's hair after going for a swim. What product do they use?

    Glue?
     
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    Correct. However, in an effort not to be boring:

    Ichigo in Soul Society. Not only did he have to get there by regaining his shinigami powers, which was supposed to be impossible, he had to battle at least 26 people, all of whom were both much more powerful than him and innately hostile towards him.
    He solved this by turning most of them to his team despite him being a 15 year old punk kid most of these multi-millenia old beings had never heard of, and the ones he couldn't turn he dealt with by achieving Bankai, which was supposed to take a thousand years. More like a thousand minutes for Ichigo.
     
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    I'd say Judas Pain. It's friggin ridiculous.
     
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    my sentiments exactly :nod
     
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    I can think of 2 offhand.
    1. Those stupid eagles in return of the king, i mean Frodo was doomed and 2 bloody eagles showed up out of thin air and saved them, i mean why didn't the bloody eagles take him to mordor in the first place.

    2. Pre crisis superman, Mr oh no! Darksied is after me, better use my err Anti Darkseid belly button ray! Seriously that guy pulled powered out of his ass (literally!)
     
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    You mean thats not what happened?
     
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    the thing that happened at the end of beowulf, where the main character got saved from the monster by some sword out the blue, as well as his armor

    im talkin about when he fights grendel's mother and not the dragon
     
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    XD XD XD "Precioussssssss......O_o *splash*"
     
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    this takes the cake.
     
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    how is Luffy's rubber body deus ex machina? You might as well say that about reed too
     
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    lol :laugh
     
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    it essentially has no limits, therefore i think it is a valid point.
     
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    He can get stabbed and can't stretch as much as Reed can so i'd say he has limits

    Reed is a far better candidate for what you just said
     
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    it may seem that way, but luffy will never die no matter what, the solutions to him not dieing whilst facing powerful opponents seems unartistic, therefore it is a deus ex machina.
     
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