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1st Dec '17 2:11:39 AM GriffinPilgrim
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* Psyche disobeyed her husband Cupid, who warned her not to try to [[ForbiddenFruit find out who he was]] by lighting a lamp while he was asleep to look at him. Punished for this with a quest and several tasks to complete for [[MyBelovedSmother his mother Aphrodite]], she didn't exactly learn better, as her last task was to bring back the beauty of the Queen of the Underworld in a box. Peeking put her to sleep. Fortunately, Cupid had gotten fed up with the situation, [[DeusExMachina showed up]], got her awake again, and [[HappilyEverAfter brought her to Olympus where she was made a goddess]].

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* Psyche disobeyed her husband Cupid, Eros (Cupid), who warned her not to try to [[ForbiddenFruit find out who he was]] by lighting a lamp while he was asleep to look at him. Punished for this with a quest and several tasks to complete for [[MyBelovedSmother his mother Aphrodite]], she didn't exactly learn better, as her last task was to bring back the beauty of the Queen of the Underworld in a box. Peeking put her to sleep. Fortunately, Cupid Eros had gotten fed up with the situation, [[DeusExMachina showed up]], got her awake again, and [[HappilyEverAfter brought her to Olympus where she was made a goddess]].
30th Nov '17 6:13:52 AM Arvaus
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** Nicely [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] this complexity at one point, though possibly unintentionally, someone quotes the phrase "curiosity killed the cat" verbatim, but, as this is Halloween, it's meant as ''[[BadIsGood encouragement]]''.
26th Sep '17 12:52:36 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''The Book of Atrix Wolfe'', Saro and her father watched Atrix Wolfe's spell because of her curiosity -- and got caught.

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* In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''The Book of Atrix Wolfe'', ''Literature/TheBookOfAtrixWolfe'', Saro and her father watched Atrix Wolfe's spell because of her curiosity -- and got caught.
17th Jul '17 11:06:23 PM trentongm
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*Openness to Experience, the [[UsefulNotes/BigFivePersonalityTraits Big Five trait]] measuring intellectualism and artistic tendencies, is also associated with curiosity and a tendency to explore new possibilities. The fact that it's normally distributed is essentially biology admitting that there's a time and place for all levels of curiosity.
28th Jun '17 4:49:47 PM REV6Pilot
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* The Curious quirk in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is one of the most harmful ones in the game. A hero with it has a certain chance to interact with ''any object in the dungeon'' without being prompted to do so, often with negative repercussions and always with less-than-optimal ones in the case of ones that require a certain supply item to bring out the full benefit.
25th Jun '17 8:49:21 AM WillBGood
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* As mentioned above, Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child" (from his ''Literature/JustSoStories'' and [[ConstantlyCurious it's own trope]]). He was spanked repeatedly by his relatives for his "'satiable curiosity", and nearly killed when a crocodile sank his teeth into his nose. As the Elephant's Child pulled against the crocodile, he stretched his nose out. He then used his new nose to spank his relatives back, until they decided to get their noses stretched as well, which is why elephants have trunks.

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* As mentioned above, Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child" (from his ''Literature/JustSoStories'' and [[ConstantlyCurious it's its own trope]]). He was spanked repeatedly by his relatives for his "'satiable curiosity", and nearly killed when a crocodile sank his teeth into his nose. As the Elephant's Child pulled against the crocodile, he stretched his nose out. He then used his new nose to spank his relatives back, until they decided to get their noses stretched as well, which is why elephants have trunks.
14th Apr '17 12:38:49 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor is convinced of this, claiming that Magnus' fall from grace and subsequent destruction of his homeworld were the result of him being too curious for his own good. Magnus [[CallingTheOldManOut fires back that maybe that wouldn't have happened if the Emperor had bothered to explain]] ''[[DugTooDeep why]]'' such curiosity would be dangerous when dealing with [[EldritchLocation the Warp]].

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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor is convinced of this, claiming that Magnus' fall from grace and subsequent destruction of his homeworld were the result of him being too curious for his own good. Magnus [[CallingTheOldManOut fires back that maybe that wouldn't have happened if the Emperor had bothered to explain]] ''[[DugTooDeep why]]'' such curiosity would be dangerous when dealing with [[EldritchLocation the Warp]].
Warp]], stating maybe he and the other Primarchs wouldn't have fallen if he actually told them just how dangerous Chaos would be.
19th Mar '17 1:17:41 AM Pegase
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* In the final episode of season 1 of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell:StandAloneComplex'' the Major argues that simple curiosity is the factor that keeps the individuality of people from becoming consumed by increasing synchronization of cyberbrains. [[spoiler: This is particularly relevant coming from her at that moment, since she just spent some time cruising around the cyberbrain web as a bodiless soul to avoid an assassination attempt. There was a very real chance that her individuality could've been overwhelmed by other minds without a body to anchor her.]] Of course, this being Ghost in the Shell, the topic is complicated. Certainly, more than a few people get killed by accidentally discovering conspiracies after investigating a few strange irregularities.


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* In the final episode of season 1 of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell:StandAloneComplex'' ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' the Major argues that simple curiosity is the factor that keeps the individuality of people from becoming consumed by increasing synchronization of cyberbrains. [[spoiler: This is particularly relevant coming from her at that moment, since she just spent some time cruising around the cyberbrain web as a bodiless soul to avoid an assassination attempt. There was a very real chance that her individuality could've been overwhelmed by other minds without a body to anchor her.]] Of course, this being Ghost in the Shell, the topic is complicated. Certainly, more than a few people get killed by accidentally discovering conspiracies after investigating a few strange irregularities.

19th Mar '17 1:13:17 AM Pegase
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* In the final episode of season 1 of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' the Major lists curiosity [[spoiler: as one of the reasons why she was able to maintain her individuality as an individual ghost despite being subjected the thoughts and feelings to an internet's worth of souls when her body was killed.]] Of course, this being Ghost in the Shell, the topic is complicated. Certainly, more than a few people get killed by accidentally discovering conspiracies after investigating a few strange irregularities.


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* In the final episode of season 1 of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' ''Anime/GhostInTheShell:StandAloneComplex'' the Major lists argues that simple curiosity is the factor that keeps the individuality of people from becoming consumed by increasing synchronization of cyberbrains. [[spoiler: as one of This is particularly relevant coming from her at that moment, since she just spent some time cruising around the reasons why she cyberbrain web as a bodiless soul to avoid an assassination attempt. There was able to maintain a very real chance that her individuality as an individual ghost despite being subjected the thoughts and feelings to an internet's worth of souls when her could've been overwhelmed by other minds without a body was killed.to anchor her.]] Of course, this being Ghost in the Shell, the topic is complicated. Certainly, more than a few people get killed by accidentally discovering conspiracies after investigating a few strange irregularities.

25th Feb '17 6:43:17 PM Pegase
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*In the final episode of season 1 of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' the Major lists curiosity [[spoiler: as one of the reasons why she was able to maintain her individuality as an individual ghost despite being subjected the thoughts and feelings to an internet's worth of souls when her body was killed.]] Of course, this being Ghost in the Shell, the topic is complicated. Certainly, more than a few people get killed by accidentally discovering conspiracies after investigating a few strange irregularities.

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