Deus ex Machina

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This is weird lol

I'm just here for a summer project 0-0 lol I am a nerd but I didn't expect to find all
these funny comments and references and memes through a link that was assigned for me to look for. I guess there is no escaping from memes on the Internet

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 18:56
(FMA - Brotherhood)

Reminds me of that battle between Scar and Wrath. Divine intervention helped Scar from getting killed and also helped him to defeat Wrath

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:41
not really

technically his beliefs in a god was talked about during the battle but there wasn't an actual divine intervention the sun just shone onto his blade sure its a massive coincidence but since father consumes an actual god at the time you'd think that would remove any divine intervention

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 09:06
Ex Machina CinemaSins

If you like Ex Machina, and/or comedy you should look up Cinema Sins on Youtube. You'll understand why I suggest this if you've seen at least three of their videos.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/07/2016 - 20:49
totally

lol yeah that's what I thought

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/16/2016 - 02:29
I know exactly what you mean,

I know exactly what you mean, dude. I have watched that and its suprising to see so many fails it the production and plot of some of the gretest movies.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:09
Every single Pokemon movie

Not sure if anyone has watched a Pokemon movie in their lifetime, but if you have you'll notice that this literary device is present in almost every single one.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/02/2016 - 05:17
what does it mean?

what does deus ex machina even mean?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:28
What it means.

Deus ex machina directly translates to "God from the machine." Why this literary device is called god from the machine, I have no idea.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:19
In greek dramas, they would

In greek dramas, they would literally use a machine of ropes and pulleys to lower a representation or statue of one of their gods onto the stage.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 05:00
Movie

Ex Machina is a new movie coming out.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:35
Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina is in an anime... He's a time God in an anime called Mirai Nikki aka Future Diary. It's a really good anime.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:34
at least you know how future

at least you know how future diary work bro frikken yukiteru is insane i mean you usually dont make up gods in your head but you know anime

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 01:21
facts

facts

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:17
Completely irrelevant

Completely irrelevant

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:50
L O FREAKING L

OMG HAHAHAH

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 17:14
Legend of Korra.. Still love it though..

Legend of Korra is guilty of this in Season 2 and 3.. and a little in 4 but not really.
Season 2: Jinora. Nuff said.
Season 3: Jinora. Nuff said again.
Season 4: A bit of Toph... yea not going to spoil it :P.

(Either way Legend of Korra will always be my favorite series forever)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:02
Its a wanna be Avatar: Last Air Bender

I attempted watching korra but it wasn't even close to its predecessor. but hey if you wanna believe nickelodeon has any good shows left, thats your opinion

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:27
LOST and War of the Worlds

I am on the episode of LOST named, "Deus Ex Machina." I don't know the tie-in yet. But, in the movie, "War of the Worlds," Tom Cruise is leading his daughter around fearing from being killed by aliens. All of a sudden, the aliens die and the end.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 20:42
Example

Every Neil Gaiman book I've ever read.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:04
There is a video game called

There is a video game called deus ex

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:43
That game is fun to play

That game is fun to play because i have a playstation and I beat the game within five days and the graphics are really awesome

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:05
o

good job

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:59
Comepletely different concept

Comepletely different concept ex. Machina

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:57
It's Not

I'm not sure if you've played the video game, but I have two things to say about what you said. 1) It's a video game not a concept and one word of difference wouldn't really mean two things aren't connected. 2) The very beginning of the video game involves a lab break-in and everyone in the lab is killed by the criminals. The hero and the criminals have a face off the the hero is mortally wounded and then the criminals that killed every other person in the laboratory deliberately decide to not kill the hero and leave him in the lab. He is then brought back using processes that have not been tested on any other humans and break the limits of the what technology thought possible in the game. So, how is that not the introduction of a mechanic that brings the hero back to life implausibly and without explanation?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 01:25
so old but cool i guess

this game is so old

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:55
Rebuttal

I've not played the game, so I apologise for not knowing too much about it, but:
Games may not BE concepts, but they do have them. From the little knowledge I do have about the game, the concept of the deus ex machina (God in the machine) is used to describe the main character since he is part machine and is doing good things, whereas the literary technique involves solving a problem because of something like divine intervention.
For example, a hero cannot defeat the main villain until, when all hope is lost, he suddenly realises he knows the villain's one weak spot and exploits it, thus killing him.
The game seems to be different since the hero being brought back by divine means is more of an inciting incident rather than an overall solution that brings an end to everything. The game is set in a world where technology like that can work (which might even be this world, I'm not entirely sure). Like I say though, I've not played the game and only have the vaguest idea of what happens, so I may be wrong, but I still feel as though they are different.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:15
A little extra information

I've actually played the game myself, and it's an incredibly fun game to play, but all of what you are saying is essentially true:
The game is set in the future where prosthetics and implants are commonplace and are often competitive. The game takes a serious dive into the psychology, politics, and behaviors during this period of time, and the story line is incredibly well done. If i were you, i would heavily recommend giving the game a shot.

However, in the case of a deus ex machina, the game is guilty of committing a few; During the entire story line, the entire attitude of the game is shifted from company interests to the Illuminati, and a miracle solution is generated by the flesh of the main character, who is your stereotypical antihero with no family, a dark past, and a job that involves fighting. However, the game does provide a very good backstory to offset the deus ex machina to just a minor inconvenience; The main character was the only surviving child from a genetic research lab, the same lab at which his parents were killed in by an accident, and the reference to the Illuminati is kept rather at bay by a good mix of uncertainty and downright ridiculousness from the people who were preaching their existence, which the main character was not a part of.

There's a lot you can learn from this game, so i'd recommend taking a look at it

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:46
Person of Interest a perfect example

The end of the season 3. an "awful" twist. buh i enjoy how it ended though. I love this literary device

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:55
true

all harry potter

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:05
When has a divine subject

When has a divine subject ever intervened in Harry Potter to resolve all issues?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 06:18
Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

When a dog falls out of an airplane and smashes before the two lovers' eyes. The woman is in shock and decides then and there to end the relationship.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:38
Like the end of Breaking Dawn

Like the end of Breaking Dawn part 2

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:24
Hmmmmm...

i Really Really hope you Mean the book.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:42
Example

Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice'

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:25
harry potter

The entirety of harry freakin potter is a big deus ex machina

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:16
No it isnt

No it isnt

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:56
My Story

Once upon a time there lived an evil witch.
God appeared Dun DUunnn. She died.
*Deus Ex Machinamajiga*

End.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 01:06
best example

I know its a bit childish, but Disney movies have the best Deus ex Machina...
Cinderella-fairy godmother
Pinocchio- the blue fairy
snow white-the mirror...need I say more?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 22:56
example

Gandalf is the best example

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:08
example

No the Eagles he call are, and Gollum.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 03:47
example

next to Dumbledore that is

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 23:02
At least Dumbledore stayed

At least Dumbledore stayed dead! Sort of...

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:57
GANDALF

Gandalf is better.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:49
Indeed

I agree.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:09
sounds like an ending to a

sounds like an ending to a monty python sketch lol

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:14
That's what I was thinking!

At the end of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, everyone is about to go to battle in medieval armor when the police show up and shut everything down. I love Monty Python though, Deux ex Machina or not!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:44
Life of Brian

That happens in Life of Brian, where for no reason and out of nowhere aliens save Brian from a seemingly unsurvivable fall. I'm pretty sure they do it in their sketches at times too.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:59
bad plot

A friend wrote a (bad) novel, which ends when all the characters except the narrator are killed by a tsunami.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:08
Another example

The season three finale for Once Upon a Time-Rumplestiltskin kills himself and Peter Pan at the same time with his cursed blade when it is only necessary for him to kill peter pan with the blade. The person who writes that show needs to come up with some sort of reasoning because it is a season finale that has an ending that makes no sense whatsoever. Random disconnected ending.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 06:28

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