History Main / AwfulTruth

1st Feb '16 12:59:56 PM frogwidget
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** The finale to Season 5 is a definite example of this: Dean learns that [[spoiler: the "Upper Management" of Heaven has no intention of stopping Lucifer's return. In fact, they ''want'' the Apocalypse to happen so that they can finally destroy Lucifer once and for all (which will also lead to the deaths of billions of innocent people who get caught in the crossfire).]]
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** The finale to Season 5 4 is a definite example of this: Dean learns that [[spoiler: the "Upper Management" of Heaven has no intention of stopping Lucifer's return. In fact, they ''want'' the Apocalypse to happen so that they can finally destroy Lucifer once and for all (which will also lead to the deaths of billions of innocent people who get caught in the crossfire). Made worse in Season 5 when the Winchesters realize their whole family was engineered for them to be the perfect vessels and all tragedies that happened were because of an angelic-driven destiny.]]
1st Feb '16 12:43:59 AM henry42
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', when Harry asks Dumbledore why Voldemort wanted to kill him in the first place, Dumbledore's response is more or less that Harry is not yet ready to hear the Awful Truth, but at least makes clear that he has the intentions to tell him some day. Intentions being the key word here, as Dumbledore puts this off until [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the fifth book]] and only tells Harry then because [[spoiler: Dumbledore's keeping the truth from Harry backfired rather badly, leading to Sirius's death. Dumbledore, to his credit, does at least acknowledge that this was pretty dumb.]] This isn't the only instance, but probably the most significant as much of the plot revolves around adults trying to protect Harry from the awful truth.
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', when Harry asks Dumbledore why Voldemort wanted to kill him in the first place, Dumbledore's response is more or less that Harry is not yet ready to hear the Awful Truth, but at least makes clear that he has the intentions to tell him some day. Intentions being the key word here, as Dumbledore puts this off until [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the fifth book]] and only tells Harry then because [[spoiler: Dumbledore's [[spoiler:Dumbledore's keeping the truth from Harry backfired rather badly, leading to Sirius's death. Dumbledore, to his credit, does at least acknowledge that this was pretty dumb.]] This isn't the only instance, but probably the most significant as much of the plot revolves around adults trying to protect Harry from the awful truth.
20th Jan '16 11:09:59 AM Willbyr
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* In ''CrossChannel'', this is how [[spoiler:Taichi finally breaks Youko down]]. The awful part wasn't the fact that [[spoiler:they killed 14 people at the Shinkawa mansion, it was the fact that ''Youko didn't kill a single one of them'']].
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* In ''CrossChannel'', ''VisualNovel/CrossChannel'', this is how [[spoiler:Taichi finally breaks Youko down]]. The awful part wasn't the fact that [[spoiler:they killed 14 people at the Shinkawa mansion, it was the fact that ''Youko didn't kill a single one of them'']].

* ''CorpseParty'': [[spoiler:Naomi]] is already in bad shape from [[spoiler:Seiko's suicide]]... Then [[spoiler:she finds out that Seiko didn't commit suicide, ''Naomi herself'' killed her]]. We later find out that it was only [[spoiler:[[HauntedTechnology Seiko's text]] that kept Naomi from crossing the DespairEventHorizon]].
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* ''CorpseParty'': ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'': [[spoiler:Naomi]] is already in bad shape from [[spoiler:Seiko's suicide]]... Then [[spoiler:she finds out that Seiko didn't commit suicide, ''Naomi herself'' killed her]]. We later find out that it was only [[spoiler:[[HauntedTechnology Seiko's text]] that kept Naomi from crossing the DespairEventHorizon]].
17th Jan '16 10:28:54 PM rjung
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* In ''Film/TheBigShort,'' even after investing heavily in the collapse of the American economy, Mark Baum doesn't realize until witnessing firsthand just how corrupt, stupid and ''deeply'' screwed the entire financial system is.
1st Jan '16 11:47:36 AM Doug86
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* Most famously invoked by JackNicholson in ''AFewGoodMen'':
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* Most famously invoked by JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson in ''AFewGoodMen'':
31st Dec '15 2:40:30 AM Khazzadumm
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** Although we do seem to be making some progress in terms of our societal advancement (gay rights, women rights, decrease of general warfare etc.). The process is still agonizingly slow and we probably will never be rid of war and barbarism entirely. * One of the most terrifying conversations you can have: '' Good evening. We are calling from the city hospital about that test for xxxx you took a few weeks ago. The results came in and we regret to inform you that your are - ''.
19th Dec '15 4:34:13 PM nombretomado
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* The second episode (and the latter part of the first) of ''ShakuganNoShana'', Shana explains that [[spoiler: people get eaten from existence, between the space of seconds, and it is such a regular occurrence that replacement humans are needed to keep the universe from destabilizing.]]
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* The second episode (and the latter part of the first) of ''ShakuganNoShana'', ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Shana explains that [[spoiler: people get eaten from existence, between the space of seconds, and it is such a regular occurrence that replacement humans are needed to keep the universe from destabilizing.]]
11th Dec '15 11:47:59 PM nombretomado
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* Overlapped with YouDoNOTWantToKnow in the ''XWingSeries''. When Donos found out, his first impulse, which he acted on, was to try to ''kill'' Lara. And anyone else in the way.
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* Overlapped with YouDoNOTWantToKnow in the ''XWingSeries''.''Literature/XWingSeries''. When Donos found out, his first impulse, which he acted on, was to try to ''kill'' Lara. And anyone else in the way.
5th Dec '15 10:25:26 AM esq263
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* In the early twentieth century, people were confident in the inevitability of human progress, how things were getting better, century after century, and people certainly didn't do barbaric things like try to exterminate entire ethnic groups, right? If nothing else did, the Holocaust put paid to these illusions.
30th Nov '15 11:39:35 AM Dravencour
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** ''Two'' things, as of Episode 8. [[spoiler: The warning that [[FrozenFace Kyubey]] gave the girls about needing to keep their [[SoulJar Soul Gems]] clean by charging them with Grief Seeds? If they don't regularly purify the corrupted gem and it darkens completely, it becomes a Grief Seed and then ''explodes'', [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie transforming them into a Witch]]]]. Just in case that wasn't horrifying enough, [[spoiler:this is apparently inevitable. Ultimately the gem ''will'' darken completely no matter what the girls do, and every magical girl is doomed to become one of the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that she and others like her fight. And the only way to avoid this horrible fate? Die before it can happen]]. This one was so awful that [[spoiler:in one timeline of Homura's GroundhogDayLoop, it drives Mami, who survived in this timeline, to try to kill the other {{Magical Girl}}s to save them, killing Kyouko and almost killing Homura before she was stopped by Madoka]].
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** ''Two'' things, as of Episode 8. [[spoiler: The warning that [[FrozenFace Kyubey]] gave the girls about needing to keep their [[SoulJar Soul Gems]] clean by charging them with Grief Seeds? If they don't regularly purify the corrupted gem and it darkens completely, it becomes a Grief Seed and then ''explodes'', [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie transforming them into a Witch]]]]. Just in case that wasn't horrifying enough, [[spoiler:this is apparently inevitable. Ultimately the gem ''will'' darken completely no matter what the girls do, and every magical girl is doomed to become one of the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that she and others like her fight. And the only way to avoid this horrible fate? Die before it can happen]]. This one was so awful that [[spoiler:in one timeline of Homura's GroundhogDayLoop, it drives drove Mami, who survived in this timeline, to try to kill the other {{Magical Girl}}s to save them, them from becoming witches before turning her gun on herself, killing Kyouko and almost killing Homura before she was stopped by Madoka]].
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