History Main / AwfulTruth

10th Mar '17 7:29:50 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Undertale'', the monsters along the way tell you a heartbreaking story. [[spoiler:Once upon a time, a child climbed Mount Ebott and fell through the barrier between the human world and the underworld. They were rescued by the king's son, Asriel, and happily adopted by his family. One day the child fell sick and, after begging to see the flowers of their village one last time, died, and Asriel in his grief absorbed the child's soul. He broke through the barrier and brought the child's body to the village, but the villagers attacked him out of fear. Asriel refused to fight back and, mortally wounded, returned to the underworld where he too collapsed and died. From then on the king vowed that all humans who fell through the barrier were to be killed, and promised to destroy the barrier once and for all with seven human souls.]]

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* In ''Undertale'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the monsters along the way tell you a heartbreaking story. [[spoiler:Once upon a time, a child climbed Mount Ebott and fell through the barrier between the human world and the underworld. They were rescued by the king's son, Asriel, and happily adopted by his family. One day the child fell sick and, after begging to see the flowers of their village one last time, died, and Asriel in his grief absorbed the child's soul. He broke through the barrier and brought the child's body to the village, but the villagers attacked him out of fear. Asriel refused to fight back and, mortally wounded, returned to the underworld where he too collapsed and died. From then on the king vowed that all humans who fell through the barrier were to be killed, and promised to destroy the barrier once and for all with seven human souls.]]
6th Mar '17 11:20:12 AM LudicrousRaven
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* Assuming that there are no higher beings or deities, life will not last forever on Earth. Unless humanity can perform some miracle, it, along with every other species on the planet will die out due to natural causes, possibly climate change, disease, lack of resources, etc.
** The planet itself will meet its demise in two ways: first the sun will become a red giant and incinerate the Earth's surface, possibly consuming it once it expands outward. If the Earth manages to avoid being consumed by the sun when it expands to its white dwarf stage, its surface will freeze over forever as the white dwarf cools into a dead star.
** Possibly the ultimate real-life version of this trope: the universe is not going to last forever and will die itself. Eventually all of the stars will die out and the universe will either expand to the point that its energy spreads out so much a "Big Freeze" occurs, expand so much that every particle in the universe is ripped apart ("Big Rip"), and/or entropy reaches a maximum value that all processes end (heat death).
25th Feb '17 4:29:47 AM mangamanic
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic FanFic/StoriesAndTalesFromDimension63'', Luke and Lars [[note]]Luna and Lucy's rule 63 counterparts in this dimension [[/note]] learn that not only has their sister has swapped bodies with Lincoln from the canon dimension, but Luke also knows that unlike Lincoln, she doesn't show signs of wanting to go back home anytime soon.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic FanFic/StoriesAndTalesFromDimension63'', FanFic/StoriesAndTalesFromDimension63, Luke and Lars [[note]]Luna and Lucy's rule 63 counterparts in this dimension [[/note]] learn that not only has their sister has swapped bodies with Lincoln from the canon dimension, but Luke also knows that unlike Lincoln, she doesn't show signs of wanting to go back home anytime soon.
25th Feb '17 4:29:15 AM mangamanic
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic FanFic/StoriesAndTalesFromDimension63'', Luke and Lars [[note]]Luna and Lucy's rule 63 counterparts in this dimension [[/note]] learn that not only has their sister has swapped bodies with Lincoln from the canon dimension, but Luke also knows that unlike Lincoln, she doesn't show signs of wanting to go back home anytime soon.
10th Feb '17 8:06:52 AM MummyGaGa
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* A major theme in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' as often times, the "truth" is not what you want it to believe. This is apparent in Chapter Four where [[spoiler: Gonta crossed the DespairEventHorizon by learning the truth of the outside world and the students didn't want to believe that Gonta was the culprit of that case.]]
4th Feb '17 1:52:01 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[{{Denouement}} dénouement]] of ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday]]'', Derek's cousin Simon and his father finally tell him that his mother died of cancer, and that she wanted it kept from him (Derek was seven at the time) because the disease and its treatment had a drastic effect on her appearance. The Earl says: "She lost her hair, her fingernails, her teeth. Her skin turned gray, her body shriveled. You were her darling child, the only one she would ever have.. She didn't want you to remember her that way. She wouldn't let me tell you...." Derek grew up believing his father had alienated his mother ("My mother spent the last year of her life in London because my father was a heartless swine. I vowed then and there that I would never be like him."). He took the dismissal of his beloved nanny [[spoiler: who showed signs of insanity and was having an affair with the Earl's valet]] as further evidence of his father's cruel nature, and he changed his name and avoided his father for twenty years.

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* In the [[{{Denouement}} dénouement]] of ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday]]'', Derek's cousin Simon and his father finally tell him that his mother died of cancer, and that she wanted it kept from him (Derek was seven at the time) because the disease and its treatment had a drastic effect on her appearance. The Earl says: "She lost her hair, her fingernails, her teeth. Her skin turned gray, her body shriveled. You were her darling child, the only one she would ever have.. She didn't want you to remember her that way. She wouldn't let me tell you...." Derek grew up believing his father had alienated his mother ("My mother spent the last year of her life in London because my father was a heartless swine. I vowed then and there that I would never be like him."). He took the dismissal of his beloved nanny [[spoiler: who showed signs of insanity and was having an affair with the Earl's valet]] as further evidence of his father's cruel nature, and he changed his name and avoided his father for twenty years.
3rd Jan '17 3:29:12 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/WithThisRing'', this is how most Martians with the knowledge of their origins regard the matter of being altered by the Guardians.
1st Jan '17 5:49:20 AM bwburke94
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** [[FromBadToWorse It got worse for them.]] The school in question had a philosophy based on rational numbers, and that everything in the world could be described via some sort of fraction. The golden ratio (1:[=1.6180339887=]....) was paramount to this philosophy, as being a mathematical symbol of beauty. Upon their discovery of the irrational numbers, and the fact that the existence of those numbers as a whole [[LogicBomb directly violated the school's philosophy]], the school of Pythagoras learned that [[AwfulTruth the golden ratio they loved so much]] [[OhCrap was an irrational number as well.]] It's hard to imagine a mathematical construct becoming a BrokenPedestal, but it certainly became one to them. To say that the school of Pythagoras [[VillainousBreakdown didn't take that information well]] was an {{Understatement}}, and at least one [[http://nrich.maths.org/2671 legend]] got started of a man who decided to tell and was KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade.

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** [[FromBadToWorse It got worse for them.]] The school in question had a philosophy based on rational numbers, and that everything in the world could be described via some sort of fraction. The golden ratio (1:[=1.6180339887=]....) was paramount to this philosophy, as being a mathematical symbol of beauty. Upon their discovery of the irrational numbers, and the fact that the existence of those numbers as a whole [[LogicBomb directly violated the school's philosophy]], the school of Pythagoras learned that [[AwfulTruth the golden ratio they loved so much]] [[OhCrap was an irrational number as well.]] It's hard to imagine a mathematical construct becoming a BrokenPedestal, but it certainly became one to them. To say that the school of Pythagoras [[VillainousBreakdown didn't take that information well]] was an {{Understatement}}, {{understatement}}, and at least one [[http://nrich.maths.org/2671 legend]] got started of a man who decided to tell and was KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade.
26th Dec '16 8:27:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''AshesToAshes'': The big reveal(s) at the end of the programme could qualify as The Awful Truth to the character(s) it applies to.
* King Uther's refusal to tell Arthur the truth about his magical birth and the death of his mother(s) in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. Arthur seemed to find out in the episode "Sins of the Father", but came to believe Merlin's statement that Morgause lied to him completely instead of only partially.

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* ''AshesToAshes'': ''Series/AshesToAshes'': The big reveal(s) at the end of the programme could qualify as The Awful Truth to the character(s) it applies to.
* King Uther's refusal to tell Arthur the truth about his magical birth and the death of his mother(s) in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. Arthur seemed to find out in the episode "Sins of the Father", but came to believe Merlin's statement that Morgause lied to him completely instead of only partially.



* The eponymous event in ''TheEvent'' is apparently a truth so awful that the CIA director didn't want to tell ''the president'', much less the viewers.

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* The eponymous event in ''TheEvent'' ''Series/TheEvent'' is apparently a truth so awful that the CIA director didn't want to tell ''the president'', much less the viewers.
23rd Dec '16 8:49:10 PM quackytrope
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** This happens to a lot of children who find the original version of a story that was sanitized by Franchise/{{Disney}}, or just decades of LighterAndSofter adaptations.
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