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30th Jul '16 8:13:44 PM Paranoia
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Worf refuses to explain why 23rd-century Klingons don't look like their [[RubberForeheadAliens 24th-century counterparts]], saying only, "[[NoodleIncident We do not discuss it with outsiders!]]" It wasn't until Season 2 of ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' that we got a canon explanation (which happened to be a combination of all the WildMadGuessing the characters engaged in during this exact scene).

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Worf refuses to explain why 23rd-century Klingons don't look like their [[RubberForeheadAliens 24th-century counterparts]], saying only, "[[NoodleIncident We do not discuss it with outsiders!]]" It wasn't until Season 2 of ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' that we got a canon explanation (which happened to be a combination of all the WildMadGuessing {{WMG}} the characters engaged in during this exact scene).
30th Jul '16 8:10:06 PM Paranoia
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Worf refuses to explain why 23rd-century Klingons don't look like their [[RubberForeheadAliens 24th-century counterparts]], saying only, "[[NoodleIncident We do not discuss it with outsiders!]]" It wasn't until Season 2 of ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' that we got a canon explanation.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Worf refuses to explain why 23rd-century Klingons don't look like their [[RubberForeheadAliens 24th-century counterparts]], saying only, "[[NoodleIncident We do not discuss it with outsiders!]]" It wasn't until Season 2 of ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' that we got a canon explanation.explanation (which happened to be a combination of all the WildMadGuessing the characters engaged in during this exact scene).
28th Jul '16 12:08:04 PM Willbyr
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* In the anime of OuranHighschoolHostClub: Haruhi's confusion as to where a grand piano seemingly appeared out of nowhere is brushed aside like this.

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* In the anime of OuranHighschoolHostClub: ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub'': Haruhi's confusion as to where a grand piano seemingly appeared out of nowhere is brushed aside like this.
5th May '16 11:57:19 AM axordil
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'''Lord Mayor:''' No time for trivialities!

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'''Lord Mayor:''' [[WaxingLyrical No time for trivialities!trivialities!]]
23rd Mar '16 2:14:47 AM Argon2
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[[folder: Literature ]]

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[[folder: Literature ]]Literature]]
* In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry asks the Fae Summer Mother if she's talking about him, prompting her to reply, "We are. And we are not." This only confuses him further.



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17th Dec '15 9:08:05 AM case
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' Q does these excessively in order to troll Picard. A particularly shameless example was in the series finale, when he agreed to help Picard find a way out of his predicament by unhelpfully answering a series of yes or no questions. Turned around slightly in that, this being a battle of wits, Picard does manage to ask a few unexpected ones and gleam ''some'' useful facts out of it.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' Q does these excessively in order to troll Picard. A particularly shameless example was in the series finale, when he agreed to help Picard find a way out of his predicament by unhelpfully answering a series of yes or no questions. Turned around slightly in that, this being a battle of wits, Picard does manage to ask a few unexpected ones and gleam glean ''some'' useful facts out of it.
8th Oct '15 4:12:36 AM AdamC
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' Q does these excessively in order to troll Picard. A particularly shameless example was in the series finale, when he agreed to help Picard find a way out of his predicament by unhelpfully answering a series of yes or no questions. Turned around slightly in that, this being a battle of wits, Picard does manage to ask a few unexpected ones and gleam ''some'' useful facts out of it.
12th Jun '15 5:47:31 PM dclark
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-->'''Daniel''': That is so amazingly unhelpful...

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-->'''Daniel''': That is so amazingly unhelpful...]
** In at least one case there's a good reason for it: [[spoiler:"Oma" is actually Repli-Carter trying to pick Daniel's brain; she doesn't understand any of the stuff herself, and she's really looking for Daniel to provide her an explanation.]]
30th Mar '15 12:24:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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30th Mar '15 12:24:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'' has the ''HalfLife'' vortigaunts and ''{{Videogame/Portal}}'''s oracle turret exactly as enigmatic as they were in the games.

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* ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'' has the ''HalfLife'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' vortigaunts and ''{{Videogame/Portal}}'''s oracle turret exactly as enigmatic as they were in the games.
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