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Plotholes in major literary works

johngriswald
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12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Pick out plotholes in major literary works, I'll start off with these two.

1. Lord of the Rings - Eagles

The eagles are the plot hole, why not just stick frodo on an eagle and fly him to mount doom?

2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?
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12/5/2009 7:29:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?

Yeah, the Time Reversal Clock is BS. That pissed me off.
LeafRod
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12/5/2009 7:50:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
What time reversal clock?

I could imagine that just violates some kind of ultimate morality. Butterfly effect type thing, perhaps?
mongeese
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12/5/2009 7:53:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?

Probably doesn't work for extended periods of time. Three hours might have been pushing it. Ten years? Hourglass probably would've exploded.
SportsGuru
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12/5/2009 7:54:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/5/2009 7:53:17 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?

Probably doesn't work for extended periods of time. Three hours might have been pushing it. Ten years? Hourglass probably would've exploded.

What is more important is the fake tension. This is the ONE situation where it is impossible to fail. If you do, just go back and try again!
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12/5/2009 7:55:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/5/2009 7:53:17 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?

Probably doesn't work for extended periods of time. Three hours might have been pushing it. Ten years? Hourglass probably would've exploded.

It'd be quite the difficulty to turn back time so far, but it should still be possible.
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12/5/2009 8:05:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Meh, might always well toss Atlas Shrugged on the list. There's no way in hell Rearden ever read Plato, let alone paid attention. Yet there he is, drawing a very complicated conclusion that Dr. Floyd Ferris at his desk is the final descendant of Plato's ideas.
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12/6/2009 3:59:25 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?

It probably was possible but wouldn't the person who did it have been sacrificing himself/herself?
NotPurpleHaze
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12/6/2009 4:02:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
Pick out plotholes in major literary works, I'll start off with these two.

1. Lord of the Rings - Eagles

The eagles are the plot hole, why not just stick frodo on an eagle and fly him to mount doom?


They would have been esily spotted and easily taken down by Nazgul riding dragons and then Sauron would be back and they'd all be f*cked. Too risky. Stealth was obviously the best approach.
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12/6/2009 4:04:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/5/2009 7:54:32 PM, SportsGuru wrote:
At 12/5/2009 7:53:17 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?

Probably doesn't work for extended periods of time. Three hours might have been pushing it. Ten years? Hourglass probably would've exploded.

What is more important is the fake tension. This is the ONE situation where it is impossible to fail. If you do, just go back and try again!

No. Every time you try again, you have a new pair of Harry and Hermione. This would eventually be rather problematic.
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12/6/2009 4:09:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/6/2009 4:04:32 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 12/5/2009 7:54:32 PM, SportsGuru wrote:
At 12/5/2009 7:53:17 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 12/5/2009 7:27:26 PM, johngriswald wrote:
2. Harry Potter - Time Reversal Clock.

Why not use the clock to go back in time and kill Tom Riddle as a child?

Probably doesn't work for extended periods of time. Three hours might have been pushing it. Ten years? Hourglass probably would've exploded.

What is more important is the fake tension. This is the ONE situation where it is impossible to fail. If you do, just go back and try again!

No. Every time you try again, you have a new pair of Harry and Hermione. This would eventually be rather problematic.

Yes, as others have mentioned, I doubt the time reversal thing could go back far enough to kill Tom Riddle as a child.
NotPurpleHaze
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12/6/2009 4:44:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Dumbledore should definitely used the watch to save himself though. And then he should have made himself out a clear set of instructions, created an army of himselfs using the watch and gone and wrecked Voldemort and the death eaters. Instead a load of the good guys died. Shows how smart he was.
NotPurpleHaze
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12/6/2009 4:47:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Or he should have had someone else go back and stop him from putting on the horcrux. I don't know how it would've worked if he did it seeing as he would have been completely changing his future and being of his future how would he have gone back in the first place.
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12/6/2009 5:21:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Good topic.

Some funny plotholes in famous movies here:

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