Plot hole

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In fiction, a plot hole or plothole is a logical inconsistency within a story.[1] Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

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While many stories have unanswered questions, unlikely events or chance occurrences, a plot hole is one that is essential to the story's outcome. Plot holes are usually seen as weaknesses or flaws in a story. However, certain genres (and some media) that require or allow suspension of disbelief — especially action, comedy, fantasy, and horror — are more tolerant towards plot holes.[citation needed]

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