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27th Aug '17 1:10:40 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/YsSeven'' has returning {{Ys}} hero Adol arrive to Altago and by a series of events, becomes a Dragon Warrior. Simply enough, he goes around the land to visit the shrines and collect the blessings of the Dragons, especially in the growing phenomena that's been happening (giant monsters appearing more commonly, Iskan fever outbreaks, ect.) Two curve-balls come your way though; [[spoiler: first is that TheAce Dragon Knight Scias and InnocentFlowerGirl Tia are the [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the story, who framed you for killing the king in the first place.]] A little later, the Moon Dragon warns you that what he'll reveal if accepting to fight and win, you're not going to like. [[spoiler: The fate of Altago is that it always faced a ResetButton whenever the balance of the land was broken. The necessary action to fix all the phenomena is to start anew, which the Iskan Elders are always tasked with. The Dragons select a Dragon Warrior to stop this as a proxy for the life on Altago... but only out of courtesy. It's almost expected/guaranteed that the Dragon Warrior will lose, even with the Dragons' blessings, as it has happened an untold number of times before since Altago was first made.]]

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* ''VideoGame/YsSeven'' has returning {{Ys}} ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' hero Adol arrive to Altago and by a series of events, becomes a Dragon Warrior. Simply enough, he goes around the land to visit the shrines and collect the blessings of the Dragons, especially in the growing phenomena that's been happening (giant monsters appearing more commonly, Iskan fever outbreaks, ect.) Two curve-balls come your way though; [[spoiler: first is that TheAce Dragon Knight Scias and InnocentFlowerGirl Tia are the [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the story, who framed you for killing the king in the first place.]] A little later, the Moon Dragon warns you that what he'll reveal if accepting to fight and win, you're not going to like. [[spoiler: The fate of Altago is that it always faced a ResetButton whenever the balance of the land was broken. The necessary action to fix all the phenomena is to start anew, which the Iskan Elders are always tasked with. The Dragons select a Dragon Warrior to stop this as a proxy for the life on Altago... but only out of courtesy. It's almost expected/guaranteed that the Dragon Warrior will lose, even with the Dragons' blessings, as it has happened an untold number of times before since Altago was first made.]]
31st Jul '17 12:20:46 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', we discover that [[spoiler: Expheres are people!]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', we discover that [[spoiler: Expheres are people!]]people!]] It then gets worse when the truth of the Journey of Salvation is revealed [[spoiler: everything Colette went through? It was for ''nothing more'' than a mad man's desire to bring his sister BackFromTheDead and the whole see-saw between Sylvarant and Tethe'alla in regards to mana could have been avoided the entire time.]] The main party takes that surprisingly well ie it fuels them in their goal to ''fix'' things.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' ends the first arc with a big double whammy. [[spoiler: The Luke fon Fabre that has been considered TheChosenOne this entire time is actually [[TomatoInTheMirror a replica of the original]] and was always nothing more than a disposable tool by the BigBad who ''deliberately'' acted as his ParentalSubstitute. [[HeroicBSOD He doesn't take it well]]. On top of that, turns out their world has been ''floating above a sea of miasma and death'' this entire time, only protected by the passage rings and Sephiroth Trees that lift them above the death zone. Oh and thanks to in part the BigBad, the whole system is ''going to fail'' and [[ApocalypseHow destroy the world]].]] All of the spoiler stuff is bad but it saves the worst stuff for later [[spoiler: namely that [[BecauseDestinySaysSo the whole thing was basically predicted]] from the very beginning and the BigBad is just speeding things up for his goal of [[ScrewDestiny Screwing Destiny]].]] There's a ''reason'' that, until recently, Abyss was the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] of the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' manages to actually top ''Abyss'' in regards to horrifying revelations. [[spoiler: Not only is Innominat already awakened, ''Laphicet was a'' '''willing''' ''HumanSacrifice'' and Velvet is to be the reborn-as-Innominat [[CameBackWrong Laphicet]]'s meal so that he can be complete and turn everyone in the world into [[EmptyShell Empty Shells]]. And everything about Innominat is an EternalRecurrance because there is no other way to keep the malevolence in the world from ''destroying'' it.]]
28th Jul '17 5:45:59 PM SilentStranger
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** Parodied in the very first episode with Huey's fantasy about telling white people "The Truth", that Jesus was black, RonaldReagan was the devil, and the goverment lies about 9/11. In his fantasy, this makes all the white people break down and riot. When he tries it in real life, they couldnt care less about the message, they're just bemused and mildly impressed that a kid could be so eloquent.


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* ''TheCritic'' episode "Frankie and Ellie Goes Missing" revolves around Jay and Margo's parents go missing at sea when their plane crashed (their pilot was [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins a penguin]] and penguins cant fly). Though they're declared dead, Margo spends the episode searching for some sign of them, but make little progress, until Vlada, the owner of Jays favorite restuarant, inexplicably shows up with the black box from the plane. When Margo asks how the hell Vlada got ahold of it, he tells her a bizarre story about the box turning up in a bowl of boulliabaise made from fish from the South Pacific he served to Jay's friend Jeremy Hawke. When Jeremy complained about it, Vlada served him a bowl of water his mother was soaking her feet and stockings in. When a grossed out Margo asked why he told her that last part, Vlada said that [[SurpriseCreepy "the true story would be too horrible for her to contemplate!]] Enjoy!"
* ''GravityFalls'' has this as the reason for the existance of The Society Of the Blind Eye, a secret group [[spoiler: founded by Old Man McGucket before he went insane]] that erases the memories of the people of Gravity Falls to allow them to live a relatively sane life without being driven mad by the supernatural events surrounding them, meaning they're the ones maintaining TheMasquerade surroudning the town. Problem is, the Memory Eraser Gun they use seems to lead to long-term mental issues, explaining the odd behavior of the citizens.
24th Jul '17 12:28:34 PM razorrozar7
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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 The school of Pythagoras [[VillainousBreakdown didn't take that information well]] was an {{understatement}}, well]], and at least one [[http://nrich.maths.org/2671 legend]] got started of a man who decided to tell and was KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade.
19th Jul '17 7:44:07 AM SimYouLater
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Compare YouAreNotReady and ForbiddenFruit. Contrast YouDidntAsk. If they're being obnoxious about it, it's FigureItOutYourself. See also TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow for when you really shouldn't know. Can also be a case of YouDoNOTWantToKnow. Compare HeelRealization, which is an awful truth, but not one anyone else kept from you. Often invokes SchmuckBait. If the truth is about the character's own nature they may be a TomatoInTheMirror.

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Compare YouAreNotReady and ForbiddenFruit. Contrast YouDidntAsk. If they're being obnoxious about it, it's FigureItOutYourself. See also TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow for when you really shouldn't know. Can also be a case of YouDoNOTWantToKnow. Compare HeelRealization, which is an awful truth, but not one anyone else kept from you. Often invokes SchmuckBait. If the truth is about the character's own nature (and doesn't involve EasyAmnesia) they may be a TomatoInTheMirror.
TomatoInTheMirror. If it's not so much hidden as an unyielding fact of life, see tropes such as HumansAreBastards, CrapsackWorld ([[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease fiction only]]) or its real life counterparts HobbesWasRight and {{Realpolitik}} ([[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease still fictional examples only]], sorry), video games with branching plots whose best and/or canon ending is [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] and some types of YouAreTooLate or DownerEnding.
17th Jul '17 3:02:10 PM quackytrope
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** Also, just because someone has talent doesn't mean they're a good person, or even a good role model. In fact, there are plenty of [[JerkAss terrible people]] who are extraordinarily talented.

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** Also, just because someone has talent doesn't mean they're a good person, role model, or even a good role model.person. In fact, there are plenty of [[JerkAss terrible people]] who are extraordinarily talented.
17th Jul '17 2:54:23 PM quackytrope
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** Also, just because someone has talent doesn't mean they're a good person, or even a good role model. In fact, there are plenty of [[JerkAss terrible people]] who are extraordinarily talented.
13th Jul '17 4:36:08 PM Ninja857142
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* Crosses with FamilyUnfriendlyAesop in ''{{Team 8}}'' where Kurenai tells Naruto that no matter what he does and even if he becomes Hokage, there will still be people in the village who will hate him because of the Kyuubi.

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* Crosses with FamilyUnfriendlyAesop in ''{{Team 8}}'' ''FanFic/Team8'' where Kurenai tells Naruto that no matter what he does and even if he becomes Hokage, there will still be people in the village who will hate him because of the Kyuubi.
27th Jun '17 11:48:56 PM mouschilight
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** The reason [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler why the villagers hate Naruto]] is that he's [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the can]] of [[EldritchAbomination the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] which killed many of them and destroyed a good part of the Leaf Village.

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** The reason [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler why most of the villagers hate Naruto]] is that he's [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the can]] of [[EldritchAbomination the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] which killed many of them and destroyed a good part of the Leaf Village.
11th Jun '17 3:19:48 PM Scabbard
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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.

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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 an end to these illusions.
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