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21 Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Fantasy Movies  

Oliver Hanson
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Fantasy movies are the best, because watching them allows you to escape from ordinary, everyday life, and escape into a new world with endless possibilities. However, all of these limitless opportunities for inventive plot lines and unexpected twists means that sometimes, these films leave out major details and vital explanations for viewers. If you've ever been frustrated by a dead-end plot line in a fantasy movie, this list is definitely a must-read. We've examined some of the biggest plot holes in fantasy movies for you to read about and debate.

Have you ever watched a movie that left you scratching or head? Have you ever finished a film, only to be left with dozens of burning questions that the script just didn't answer? You'e not alone! Tons of superhero movies and fantasy films leave out MAJOR details, and we've spotted them all. Some of these plot holes might even be a surprise - but we guarantee you won't be able to un-see them once they've been explained! 

Vote up the biggest plot holes that have totally ruined your favorite fantasy movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Nobody Recognizes Bruce Wayne
Nobody Recognizes Bruce Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 21 Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Fantasy Movies
Photo: Warner Bros

Films: The Dark Knight trilogy

The end of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy finds Bruce Wayne faking his death as both Batman - and the billionaire playboy - to go live secretly in Europe with Catwoman. However, it's not clear how it's possible that no one else in the world (other than Alfred) recognizes one of the richest men in history.

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Why Didn't Any of the Characters Who Held the Marauder's Map Notice Peter Pettigrew?
Why Didn't Any of the Char... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 21 Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Fantasy Movies
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Films: Harry Potter franchise

Fred and George Weasley stole the Marauder's Map from Filch's office during their first year at Hogwarts, and quickly figured out how to use it to create mischief and mayhem around the castle. However, using the Marauder's Map fairly regularly meant that they must have seen their little brother sleeping with a person named Peter Pettigrew every single night for years before handing the map off to Harry Potter. Potter himself has it for a few months before he learns who Peter Pettigrew is, which means that he must have also seen his BFF snuggling up to a dude every night for a fairly long time.

This either makes Potter and the Weasley twins the most oblivious wizards on the planet... or it's a major plot hole in the story that none of J.K. Rowling's post-Potter explanations can magic away.

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How Did Edward Scissorhands Get All That Ice?
How Did Edward Scissorhands Ge... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 21 Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Fantasy Movies
Photo: 20th Century Fox

Film: Edward Scissorhands

At the end of Edward Scissorhands, we see the titular character carving elaborate ice sculptures in his exiled castle, causing it to "snow" all over the town. It's a beautiful scene, but the only question is, where'd he get all of that ice? Not only would he be completely unable to carry a giant block of ice all the way up the mountain to his castle with those scissorhands, he would also be pretty hard-pressed to find giant ice blocks like that in the heart of Florida, where the story takes place.

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How Does Toothless Fly Without Hiccup?
How Does Toothless Fly Without... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 21 Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Fantasy Movies
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Film: How to Train Your Dragon

When Astrid first hops on Toothless's back in How to Train Your Dragon, the dragon suddenly shoots upwards into the sky in attempt to scare her off. Unfortunately, the film previously set up the fact that Toothless couldn't actually fly without Hiccup controlling his missing tail wing. Even the filmmakers admitted to the mistake on the DVD commentary.

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