History Main / AwfulTruth

14th Apr '16 6:58:51 PM aye_amber
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8 music video]] for the song "Just" by ''{{Radiohead}}''. A man lies down in the middle of the street, refusing to get up or tell anyone why, because if they knew, they would do the same.[[spoiler: He does and they do.]]

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8 music video]] for the song "Just" by ''{{Radiohead}}''.''Music/{{Radiohead}}''. A man lies down in the middle of the street, refusing to get up or tell anyone why, because if they knew, they would do the same.[[spoiler: He does and they do.]]
13th Apr '16 10:21:35 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': In chapter 22, Asuka demands to know the truth behind her parents' deaths, and Gendo tells her: [[spoiler:her mother Kyoko volunteered to get a genetically modified fetus implanted in her womb. Unfortunately the fetus hurt her, and in the resulting chaos, the lab went up in flames, and Asuka’s parents died.]]



-->'''Col. Jessep:''' You want answers?
-->'''Kaffee:''' I want the '''truth!'''
-->'''Col. Jessep:''' ''You can't '''handle''' the truth!''

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-->'''Col. Jessep:''' You want answers?
-->'''Kaffee:'''
answers?\\
'''Kaffee:'''
I want the '''truth!'''
-->'''Col.
'''truth!'''\\
'''Col.
Jessep:''' ''You can't '''handle''' the truth!''



--> '''Ash Correll''': Tell us the truth.
--> '''Agent Patellis''': The truth? The goddamn truth won't fit in your brain.

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--> '''Ash Correll''': Tell us the truth.
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truth.\\
'''Agent Patellis''': The truth? The goddamn truth won't fit in your brain.
7th Apr '16 7:30:51 AM erforce
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* In the Korean movie ''[[Film.{{Oldboy}} Old Boy]]'', Dae-su is kidnapped, imprisoned for 15 years, and then released with no explanation. After finding and confronting the man responsible, Dae-su finds out the Awful Truth isn't "Why he was imprisoned" but "Why he was released." He [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the revelation]] and [[spoiler: cuts his own tongue off with scissors]].

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* In the Korean movie ''[[Film.{{Oldboy}} Old Boy]]'', ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'', Dae-su is kidnapped, imprisoned for 15 years, and then released with no explanation. After finding and confronting the man responsible, Dae-su finds out the Awful Truth isn't "Why he was imprisoned" but "Why he was released." He [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the revelation]] and [[spoiler: cuts his own tongue off with scissors]].
5th Apr '16 6:36:48 PM eroock
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-->--''VideoGame/MOTHER3''

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-->--''VideoGame/MOTHER3''
-->-- ''VideoGame/MOTHER3''
25th Mar '16 11:18:26 PM TSBasilisk
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* From the previous page quote, Alex Mercer spends the majority of the game ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' trying to figure out who was responsible for the viral outbreak which destroyed his memory. [[spoiler: The culprit is Doctor Alex Mercer; MadScientist. The player character is really just the mass of viral bio-matter that consumed Alex Mercer and assimilated his identity]].

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* From the previous page quote, Alex Mercer spends the majority of the game ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' trying to figure out who was responsible for the viral outbreak which destroyed his memory. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The culprit is [[MadScientist Doctor Alex Mercer; MadScientist. Mercer]], who did it as a final screw you. The worse truth is that the player character is really just the mass of thinks they're Mercer because it's viral bio-matter biomass that consumed Alex Mercer Mercer's body and assimilated absorbed his memories and identity]].
20th Mar '16 9:12:39 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', [[spoiler:[[OurDemonsAreDifferent The Keeper of Secrets]]]] showed Misato that [[spoiler:she was attracted to her surrogate son Shinji]] to torture her.
29th Feb '16 9:37:53 PM Sammettik
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* In ''VideoGame/{{TalesOfSymphonia}}'', we discover that [[spoiler: Expheres are people!]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{TalesOfSymphonia}}'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', we discover that [[spoiler: Expheres are people!]]
29th Feb '16 7:05:41 PM Graybeard
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* ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' has its full share of these, and then some.
** Ian [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-12-13/598 learns]] that his sister, whom he adored, is dead at the hands of his mother, whom he hated, triggering his descent into TheMadnessPlace.
** Miyo [[http://www.errantstory.com/2007-10-05/714 learns (offstage)]] that Meji's father, for whom she has carried a torch for ''eighteen years'', wants nothing more to do with her, and as for his daughter ... well ... see under OffingTheOffspring.
** Sarine [[http://www.errantstory.com/2005-09-26/419 figures out]] that the Paedagogusi, emissaries of the ancient gods (whom Sarine still worships despite her estrangement from elven society), are completely crazy ... and worse, that [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-05-15/510 the elves have known it all along]].
** But all of these put together, plus every other example in the strip, can't hold a candle to the entire ''universe'' of awful truths inflicted on Meji when she gets [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-07-12/4871 Senilisized]].
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.
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