Plasma Man wrote:Not in fiction, but one of my friends used to think that being, say, blue-green colourblind meant that you couldn't see things that were green or blue - that they were invisible to you.
So if I hid a red object in a blue box, would your friends think a blue-green colorblind person could see the hidden object?
In Bleach when people flashstep downward (much faster than free fall).
Superman's inhalation implies pressure in his lungs well below vacuum.
Tolkien would frequently describe something as "flying faster than the wind". Anything actively flying downwind moves faster than the wind even if it's incredibly weak/ slow.
Anytime numbers above 7 appear in Dragon ball Z.
Self aware AIs that can't process a parametrized request. (Taking a attributes explicitly specified and making reasonable guesses for the rest instead of asking 20 inane questions) This is also bad drama.
In Lost, sodium penthanol exists in the 70's but not in the present.
Time travelers who can't kept their tenses straight. If you can pick a timeline, standard English (and other languages I know the grammar for) has all the tenses you need.
In Dune, the prescience in described as causal in nature. FTL is described as requiring a-causal piloting. Prescience let's one safely pilot FTL.
Violation of conversation of mass bothers me ever when wizards do it.
...making an issue of stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency much more complicated than it needs to be.