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2nd Dec '16 8:00:39 AM JustTroper
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If a character derives pleasure from withholding information and puzzling others, it is DelightingInRiddles.
13th Nov '16 12:02:04 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 3'', Cyber-elf X seems to be hiding a very important piece of information to his best friend Zero (even though X doesn't have a problem revealing it to someone else; what were you thinking, X?!). ''It was the BigBad'' that revealed the secret behind Zero that X was trying to hide: [[spoiler:Zero is using a clone body and AxCrazy [[TheDragon Omega Zero]] is the original body]]. [[{{Badass}} Naturally for Zero]], he still doesn't care about it when he finds out.

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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 3'', Cyber-elf X seems to be hiding a very important piece of information to his best friend Zero (even though X doesn't have a problem revealing it to someone else; what were you thinking, X?!). ''It was the BigBad'' that revealed the secret behind Zero that X was trying to hide: [[spoiler:Zero is using a clone body and AxCrazy [[TheDragon Omega Zero]] is the original body]]. [[{{Badass}} Naturally for Zero]], Zero, he still doesn't care about it when he finds out.
23rd Oct '16 11:13:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheFastShow'': The Ted & Ralph sketches wouldn't exist without this trope.

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* ''TheFastShow'': ''Series/TheFastShow'': The Ted & Ralph sketches wouldn't exist without this trope.



* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', most of the problems presented in each episode could be quite easily solved by briefing King Arthur as to what is going on. Somewhat justified because Merlin's magical abilities have to be kept secret, and displaying his knowledge in certain situations could lead to suspicion being cast his way. Also, on the occasions when he ''does'' try to warn people about some imminent danger, [[CassandraTruth they generally refuse to believe him]]--even though he has been proven right again and again.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', most of the problems presented in each episode could be quite easily solved by briefing King Arthur as to what is going on. Somewhat justified because Merlin's magical abilities have to be kept secret, and displaying his knowledge in certain situations could lead to suspicion being cast his way. Also, on the occasions when he ''does'' try to warn people about some imminent danger, [[CassandraTruth they generally refuse to believe him]]--even though he has been proven right again and again.
10th Oct '16 9:34:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most, if not all, of [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster's]] problems can be traced back to this trope, combined with his being an ExtremeDoormat. Besides being unable to correct any girl who thinks she's engaged to him, at the end of ''The Inimitable Jeeves'' [[spoiler:he can't work up the courage to fire Jeeves, or even tell him off, after Jeeves has fooled one too many influential people into thinking he's insane. He tries to start a conversation to that purpose several times, but repeatedly ends up saying, "Oh, nothing!"]].

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* ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'': Most, if not all, of [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster's]] Wooster's problems can be traced back to this trope, combined with his being an ExtremeDoormat. Besides being unable to correct any girl who thinks she's engaged to him, at the end of ''The Inimitable Jeeves'' [[spoiler:he can't work up the courage to fire Jeeves, or even tell him off, after Jeeves has fooled one too many influential people into thinking he's insane. He tries to start a conversation to that purpose several times, but repeatedly ends up saying, "Oh, nothing!"]].
10th Oct '16 9:34:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''GauntsGhosts'' novels, Kolea cannot bring himself to admit to Dalin that he is his real birth father.

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* In ''GauntsGhosts'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels, Kolea cannot bring himself to admit to Dalin that he is his real birth father.
2nd Oct '16 10:49:19 AM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death: At Death's Door]]: Despair and the ghost of EdgarAllanPoe like each other, but can't admit it.

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* [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death: At Death's Door]]: Despair and the ghost of EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe like each other, but can't admit it.
28th Sep '16 9:47:33 AM Masterweaver
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* It's revealed in [[Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld ''Sugarcarthesis'']] that Sugarcoat had a crush on Twilight and never told her while she was at Crystal Prep because, well, Crystal Prep is all about academia. By the time she finally does confess, Twilight has ingratiated herself with her Canterlot High friends and has no idea how to react...
-->Sugarcoat: "I just poured my heart out to my crush, who then folded space to get away from me." (Deep Breath) [[HeartbreakAndIceCream "We are getting ice cream."]]
-->Lemon Zest: (Puts an arm around her shoulders) "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck yes,]] we are getting ice cream."
23rd Sep '16 8:35:24 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Shinji doesn’t confess his feelings until he is eighteen because he thought that Asuka would reject him.
15th Sep '16 3:45:36 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/TheWholeTownsTalking'', Jones never mentions his undying love for Miss Clark--only when drunk.
11th Sep '16 4:28:23 PM nighttrainfm
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* Amazingly subverted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' when you are asked to betray your teammates and keep the genophage from being cured. If you attempt to inform your teammates to prevent the sabotage the airship you're on suddenly hits turbulence and interrupts you making it look like a straight example of this trope. It's averted in that you are immediately given the option to finish your sentence as soon as the turbulence clears seconds later.

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* Amazingly subverted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' when you are asked to betray your teammates and keep the genophage from being cured. If you attempt to inform your teammates to prevent the sabotage sabotage, the airship shuttle you're on suddenly hits turbulence and interrupts you you, making it look like a straight example of this trope. It's averted in that you are immediately You're given a second chance a couple of combat sequences later, and a third chance (to tell Mordin / Padok specifically) right before the option to finish your sentence as soon as the turbulence clears seconds later.curse is released.
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