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Mar 4, 2015 6:13 AM

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KLKfanboy said:
some stupid plot mechanism that changes the way the show goes
greatest example : ending of oreimo


aka. every single powerup in da big 3.
 
Mar 4, 2015 4:09 PM

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When a character gets a power out of left field.

Holy shit you should already have known that by now LOL
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Yammy Espada Zero
 
Mar 4, 2015 4:34 PM

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KLKfanboy said:
some stupid plot mechanism that changes the way the show goes
greatest example : ending of oreimo
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Mar 4, 2015 4:36 PM

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It happens when the plot must go on!
 
Mar 4, 2015 5:11 PM

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As many explained, it is a plot element which had no previous mentioning in anime (hasn't been foreshadowed) but it has major role in changing story. Bleach is full of asspulls and best example is Final Getsuga Tenshou.
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Yammy Espada Zero


Even then, the results were crap.
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Mar 4, 2015 6:12 PM

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Praland said:
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That twist was utterly pointless. Just more lolKubo
 
Mar 4, 2015 8:55 PM

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gedata said:
Praland said:
Yammy Espada Zero
That twist was utterly pointless. Just more lolKubo

I'm still not sure what the hell the point of that twist was, I'm guessing it was just for lulz, but with Kubo, you can never really know.
 
Mar 4, 2015 10:21 PM
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tsudecimo said:
Jojo makes asspulls funny and entertaining.

There are no asspulls in JoJo

they are just extremely lucky
 
Mar 4, 2015 10:31 PM

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JOAOAA said:
tsudecimo said:
Jojo makes asspulls funny and entertaining.

There are no asspulls in JoJo

they are just extremely lucky

uh no?

Every Joseph fight had an asspull. Jotaro vs Dio had a massive asspull.
 
Mar 4, 2015 10:35 PM
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Am I going to have to repeat myself tsud?
 
Mar 4, 2015 10:37 PM

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Wait. You are being serious?

Jotaro was just lucky that for an unexplained reason with barely any foreshadowing his stand


Sure. Lucky.

If we are using this dumb logic, then the term is useless, it's just luck, guys :D
 
Mar 4, 2015 10:44 PM
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Nah I'm not serious

K I can accept that, but

 
Mar 5, 2015 2:16 AM

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just watch Naruto, is full of Asspulls worse then Fairy Tail "believe it"
 
Mar 5, 2015 2:38 AM

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just watch Naruto, is full of Asspulls worse then Fairy Tail "believe it"
Nah, there's no asspull from Naruto that can ever trump Fairy Tail's timeskip asspull. That shit singlehandidly made me drop the manga all together.
 
Mar 5, 2015 2:41 AM

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I haven't seen a bigger one than Golden Time's ending.
 
Mar 5, 2015 6:00 AM

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When something happens that might kinda make sense but you can just tell that the creator pulled it out of his/ner ass. Example: Aldnoah.Zero season 1 finale and its "resolution" in season 2 episode 1
 
Mar 5, 2015 6:20 AM

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Jojo is Aspull:The Anime.

On the other hand,I like it a lot.
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Mar 5, 2015 8:46 AM
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RayAdha said:
Asspull in Bleach, Ichigo's mysterious power when:

Ichigo vs Kenpachi
Ichigo vs Ulquiorra final round


Actually the second one is very much not an asspull - his hollow foreshadows it so you really can't call it one. It's not the best forshadowing ever but it's certainly there...the Ichigo v.s Kenpachi one is though it's debatable if you are up to date with the manga...But for all intents and purposes it is an asspull.

I do think it's important to note that basically any foreshadowing means it can't be an asspull, it might be badly written but that's neither here nor there.
 
Mar 5, 2015 9:14 AM

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SlothieSloth said:
I haven't seen a bigger one than Golden Time's ending.


yeah that is questionable indeed

All credit goes to Sacred.
 
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DejWo said:
Jojo is Aspull:The Anime.

On the other hand,I like it a lot.

Not really. It's not like every protagonist is Battle Tendency Joseph
 
Mar 5, 2015 9:34 AM

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its NARUTO the final arc
 
Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM

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gedata said:
DejWo said:
Jojo is Aspull:The Anime.

On the other hand,I like it a lot.

Not really. It's not like every protagonist is Battle Tendency Joseph


True enough.
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Mar 5, 2015 10:07 AM

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This is how Urban Dictionary describes it.

Typically this phrase is used when someone invents data or facts to support their argument. Said another way, to "pull something out of your ass".
 
Mar 5, 2015 10:29 AM

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MaskTai87 said:
When you break in universe rules.

That's usually a plot hole.
 
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MaskTai87 said:
tsudecimo said:

That's usually a plot hole.


So something like being able to pull off an attack that doesn't meet the criteria of the established in universe rules is a plot hole?

No, but that's not rule breaking either. Breaking implies contradiction.
 
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FireEmblemIke24 said:
SlothieSloth said:
I haven't seen a bigger one than Golden Time's ending.


yeah that is questionable indeed


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I was thinking this was a perverted topic, but I'm glad I read it. It is the perfect way to describe those stupid things in stories that are so common nowadays. Argh.

Tarou and Sachiko know each other for a long time. But they aren't childhood friends. They're childhood rivals/enemies. They compete and fight all the time and get in trouble because of that. Can they ever get along? Available as Light Novel and manga.

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Kirito surviving a needle stab because of a thin plastic layer luckily being left on his body. At this point it's no longer plot armor, it's just bullshit.
 
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I dont know also
 
Mar 6, 2015 3:45 AM
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I swear that was Erza Scarlet's middle name if I'm not mistaken.
 
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Does it need to lack foreshadowing to be an asspull tough? I think that no matter how much foreshadowing if it still doesnt make any sense at all and is basically BS its still an asspull. Even if a prolonged asspull.
 
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Does it need to lack foreshadowing to be an asspull tough? I think that no matter how much foreshadowing if it still doesnt make any sense at all and is basically BS its still an asspull. Even if a prolonged asspull.
If there's literally any real foreshadowing it is, by definition, not an asspull because it was planned ahead of time and not pulled out of thin air.

If you want to describe a stupid plot twist that was planned ahead of time, the term you would use is 'stupid plot twist'. Believe it or not, it is very much possible to criticise a series without using buzzwords to describe everything the show did wrong.
 
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Mar 6, 2015 4:21 AM

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Fairy Tail is the most guilty here. You can actually see Erza's pic in the definition of Asspull. She had no business beating Ikaruga, Azuma and Minerva and after a sprinkle of B.S. here and there, she stands victorious as shit.


Roflol

Wait... Does kaminomi's ending count as an asspull?
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baki502 said:
Does it need to lack foreshadowing to be an asspull tough? I think that no matter how much foreshadowing if it still doesnt make any sense at all and is basically BS its still an asspull. Even if a prolonged asspull.
If there's literally any real foreshadowing it is, by definition, not an asspull because it was planned ahead of time and not pulled out of thin air.

If you want to describe a stupid plot twist that was planned ahead of time, the term you would use is 'stupid plot twist'. Believe it or not, it is very much possible to criticise a series without using buzzwords to describe everything the show did wrong.


It needend be a plot twist per se tough. And I guess stupid plot element just doesnt sound quite as cool. Ill name it human centipede pull, cause it traveled trough 3 asses beforehand.
 
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Read Naruto and you will find it pretty easily. Some of them are so blatant that even the diehard Narutards couldn't defend it.
 
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Read Naruto and you will find it pretty easily. Some of them are so blatant that even the diehard Narutards couldn't defend it.

Like?
 
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tsudecimo said:
Borgov said:
Read Naruto and you will find it pretty easily. Some of them are so blatant that even the diehard Narutards couldn't defend it.

Like?


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Or



To name a few

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Borgov said:

I will be back later because I have to take care of something at work but at the top of my head



Well the first two were pretty bad. Asspull or not but here.

Not really an asspull, as Itachi is a mysterious character, that was never shown at 100%, not to mention that all the mangekyo abilities, are named after Shinto religion. The series in general has a Japanese mythology motif. If Izanagi exists, it's counterpart would naturally exist as well Izanami.

Some points regarding the subject, I've found:
 
Mar 10, 2015 7:28 PM

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It sounds like something Kevin Gates would be into.

but no seriously it when an anime or any work of fiction for that matter, kind of pulls out something unexpected but kind of bullshitty, it's sort of like a copout, or any easy but not always good way to get through a plot in fictional writing.
 
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It's when someone reaches extremely deep into their anal cavity to pull out the biggest turd they've ever had lodged in there and decides to call it a "plot twist"

Think of it as relieving constipation (the plot can't progress) by pulling and twisting said turd out of the ass

hence "ass pull"
 
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I've been wondering about what I would consider an asspull in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Vivid. In Vivid, the main character Vivio suddenly gains this ability called Divine Eyes, a power that has never been mentioned before.

This ability allows her to see attacks or movements that are too fast to see by normal means. With this, she could see a character who moves so fast that no one can see her. Characters who are familiar with this ability have never been able to master it, even an old master who has spent decades training in the style that Divine Eyes belongs to but has not been able to obtain the ability.

Now what makes this an asspull to me is the fact that she went toe to toe with the previous protagonist and her own adoptive mother, the titular character Nanoha, a mage who has been military trained since she was 9 years old, is regarded as one of the most powerful characters in the series and has fought against several equally powerful characters. One of which was an A.I magic book spawned character called Reinforce that was a god level juggernaut and she just managed to put up some fight against her.

Vivio is known for having a spotty win record, and has poor offense and defense. But now she managed to hold her own against Nanoha due to Divine Eyes and her uber defensive barrier Sacred Defender to evade Nanoha's weaker, faster ranged attacks and tank her strongest attack the Starlight Breaker with increased power due to a level 2 Blaster system. And the worst part of it all....she defeats Nanoha.

And guess what, in the previous installment she had fought Nanoha while having uber power and defence, Nanoha lasted throughout the assaults despite being under an intense Anti Magic Field that was so potent that she was required to expend extra energy just to maintain flight. This was not only during their fight but also to get to the point were Vivio was, all while expending energy on mooks and a cyborg that forced her to use a great amount of energy just to incapacitate her.

After all that effort just to get to that point, in order to stop one of the antagonists from escaping the ship they were on, she launched a Blaster 3 version of 2nd iconic spell Divine Buster to incapacitate her as well. And after taking Vivio's blows before and after BL3 DB and using more mana just to hold her off she fires off Blaster 3 Starlight Breaker.

She was barely able to walk afterwards but through force of will managed to get herself to run over to, pick up and carry Vivio in her arms. Did I mention that the Blaster System physically harms the users body and mana potential the higher the level she uses. After explaining all that, what do you guys think. The only thing that goes to Vivio's side in the rematch was the fact that she is familiar with Nanoha's fighting style and techiniques due to traiining with her several times.
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*Sighs*

Necro.

Asspull: Some story moments where it doesnt even makes sense in said shows story.

To observe you can watch any shounen show.
 
Oct 3, 2017 11:50 AM

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Watch Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken and you'll understand



 
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sasalx said:
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Necro.

Asspull: Some story moments where it doesnt even makes sense in said shows story.

To observe you can watch any shounen show.


What's wrong with necro?

And how is a show based on power-up doesn't make sense when it applies that said power-up?
 
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Kirito.
Subaru.

aside from the obvious naruto, bleach and one piece
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