Whenever mathematicians invoke theorems, I always picture them as anime characters calling out their attacks in a fight.

Dedekinnnndddd CUT! (slices across the real line)

Frobenius! Automorphism! (transforms into a car)

Taaaate... Shafareviiich... GROUP! (summons a swarm of sharp geometric shurikens)

RIEMAAAAANNNN!!! HYPOTHESISSSSS!! (ultimate attack, unblockable, ignores all defenses, huge mushroom cloud leaving behind a huge smouldering crater)

@JordiGH Some of the monsters lurking out there are powerful enough to require a technique as overpowered as the Reimann Hypothesis to defeat...

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@urusan Jokes aside, there are a bunch of papers out there that prove results assuming RH, so, yeah, it kind of is already being used as an "attack".

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@urusan There's a result that was proven in a funny way. Assume RH: Then the result holds. Assume RH is false: Then the result holds.

Therefore, the result holds.

I'm trying to remember what crazy thing was proven this way.

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