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4th Jan '16 2:03:33 AM StFan
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* Narrowly averted in [[http://stuartngbooks.com/images/detailed/18/quino_dejenme_2.jpg this]] ''{{Quino}}'' strip.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]] * Narrowly averted in [[http://stuartngbooks.com/images/detailed/18/quino_dejenme_2.jpg this]] ''{{Quino}}'' strip.ComicStrip/{{Quino}} strip. [[/folder]]
4th Jan '16 2:02:50 AM StFan
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]] * Spoofed in ''DragonBall'' when Emperor Pilaf lures the cast into a trap by simply painting arrows on the floor leading to it, and ends up entirely amazed when it actually ''works''. ("I had no idea that heroes could be so ''[[IdiotHero stupid]]''. Must be one of those mail-order types.")
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[[folder: Anime and [[folder:Anime & Manga]] * Spoofed in ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' when Emperor Pilaf lures the cast into a trap by simply painting arrows on the floor leading to it, and ends up entirely amazed when it actually ''works''. ("I had no idea that heroes could be so ''[[IdiotHero stupid]]''. Must be one of those mail-order types.")

[[folder: Comic Book ]] * Combine this with IdiotBall, and you get a cage (made out of Kryptonite bars) that was used to capture [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Superboy]], with a sign reading "LUTHOR'S TRAP TO CAPTURE SUPERBOY" written on it in giant letters... And Superboy, naturally, falling for it, and [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=30%3Aframes-and-panels-index&id=793%3Asuperboy-is-a-colossal-dumbass&Itemid=24 getting captured.]] His logic may have been that [[ReversePsychology "no one would actually put a sign like that on a real trap"]]. Although a trap should've been expected, the one with the big sign on it would normally be the decoy, a written version of SarcasticConfession. However, even if it isn't a "real" trap, it's still a ''cage'', with no obvious reason to fly into it- there's nothing in there. And the bars are made out of Kryptonite. Fortunately for him, this was AllJustADream. * In ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', Shade traps a Celestial in a statue of the mythical Pandora (with box), and she comes to life. Kathy and Lenny find "Pandora's" box and give in to temptation by opening it. The box is empty, but it turns "Pandora" into dust. * Narrowly averted in [[http://stuartngbooks.com/images/detailed/18/quino_dejenme_2.jpg this]] ''{{Quino}}'' strip.
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[[folder: Comic Book ]] [[folder:Comedy]] * Combine Lampshaded in Creator/EddieIzzard's stand-up comedy routine ''Unrepeatable''. -->[-'''Izzard:''' " 'Oh look! Something's moving in the forest about eight miles away! I'll go check'... don't check. ''Please'' don't check; that's what curtains are for."-] * Creator/DaveChappelle invoked this with IdiotBall, and you get as a cage (made out of Kryptonite bars) that was used response to capture [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Superboy]], with being told not to visit a sign reading "LUTHOR'S TRAP TO CAPTURE SUPERBOY" written on it in giant letters... And Superboy, naturally, falling for it, and [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=30%3Aframes-and-panels-index&id=793%3Asuperboy-is-a-colossal-dumbass&Itemid=24 getting captured.]] His logic may have been that [[ReversePsychology "no one would actually put a sign strip bar: --> "Naked women inside? I'd be like that on a real trap"]]. Although a trap should've been expected, the one with the big sign on it would normally be the decoy, a written version of SarcasticConfession. However, even if it isn't a "real" trap, it's still a ''cage'', with no obvious reason to fly into it- there's nothing in there. And the bars are made out of Kryptonite. Fortunately for him, this was AllJustADream. * In ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', Shade traps a Celestial white guy in a statue of the mythical Pandora (with box), and she comes horror movie: 'I've got to life. Kathy and Lenny find "Pandora's" box and give in to temptation by opening it. The box is empty, but it turns "Pandora" into dust. * Narrowly averted in [[http://stuartngbooks.com/images/detailed/18/quino_dejenme_2.jpg this]] ''{{Quino}}'' strip.investigate'".

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[[folder:Comic Books]] * Combine this with IdiotBall, and you get a cage (made out of Kryptonite bars) that was used to capture [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Superboy]], with a sign reading "LUTHOR'S TRAP TO CAPTURE SUPERBOY" written on it in giant letters... And Superboy, naturally, falling for it, and [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=30%3Aframes-and-panels-index&id=793%3Asuperboy-is-a-colossal-dumbass&Itemid=24 getting captured.]] His logic may have been that [[ReversePsychology "no one would actually put a sign like that on a real trap"]]. Although a trap should've been expected, the one with the big sign on it would normally be the decoy, a written version of SarcasticConfession. However, even if it isn't a "real" trap, it's still a ''cage'', with no obvious reason to fly into it -- there's nothing in there. And the bars are made out of Kryptonite. Fortunately for him, this was AllJustADream. * In ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', Shade traps a Celestial in a statue of the mythical Pandora (with box), and she comes to life. Kathy and Lenny find "Pandora's" box and give in to temptation by opening it. The box is empty, but it turns "Pandora" into dust. * Narrowly averted in [[http://stuartngbooks.com/images/detailed/18/quino_dejenme_2.jpg this]] ''{{Quino}}'' strip. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Fiction]]Works]]

* In the ''Film/IronMan'' fic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4540557/1/Huge_Success Huge Success]]", Tony decided to peek at the pym particles sent to his lab for examination before Dr. Pym showed up. He ended up being six inches tall. ** The same author made a one-shot fic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8383606/1/The-Lilliputian-Variation The Lilliputian Variation]]", where the Sheldon of The Big Bang Theory just HAS to know how shrinking gas works. Ends much the same way.
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* In the ''Film/IronMan'' fic "[[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4540557/1/Huge_Success Huge Success]]", Success]]'', Tony decided decides to peek at the pym particles sent to his lab for examination before Dr. Pym showed up. He ended ends up being six inches tall. ** * The same author made a one-shot fic "[[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8383606/1/The-Lilliputian-Variation The Lilliputian Variation]]", Variation]]'', where the Sheldon of The ''The Big Bang Theory Theory'' just HAS to know how shrinking gas works. Ends much the same way.

[[folder:Film]] * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. Full stop. In this case, it's played straight by the main cast, as well as lampshaded by the [[PunchClockVillain ambiguously-villainous]] [[{{Puppetmaster}} organization behind it all.]]
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Animation]] * Shane Acker's ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' is made of this trope. In the feature film version, it's because of 9's combination of being both very naive and very curious that over half the cast of the movie is killed before it's all over. Admittedly, 1's death was heroic suicide, but it was 9's curiosity that lead him to jam the talisman in the machine and wake it up in the first place. %%* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': %%-->Curiosity killed the cat, you know!\\ %%'''Jack''': I know... [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. Full stop. In this case, it's played straight by the main cast, as well as lampshaded by the [[PunchClockVillain ambiguously-villainous]] ambiguously villainous]] [[{{Puppetmaster}} organization behind it all.]]

-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': "Fucking virgins, man! Why do we even have them, anyway?" * Shane Acker's ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} 9]]'' is made of this trope. In the feature film version, it's because of 9's combination of being both very naive and very curious that over half the cast of the movie is killed before it's all over. Admittedly, 1's death was heroic suicide, but it was 9's curiosity that lead him to jam the talisman in the machine and wake it up in the first place.
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-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': "Fucking -->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:''' Fucking virgins, man! Why do we even have them, anyway?" * Shane Acker's ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} 9]]'' is made of this trope. In the feature film version, it's because of 9's combination of being both very naive and very curious that over half the cast of the movie is killed before it's all over. Admittedly, 1's death was heroic suicide, but it was 9's curiosity that lead him to jam the talisman in the machine and wake it up in the first place.anyway?

* The main character of ''Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' just can't help but read the book, [[strike:even]] especially after a note tells him not to. Considering he's a teenaged boy, this is understandable.
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* The main character of ''Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' just can't help but read the book, [[strike:even]] especially after a note tells him not to. Considering he's a teenaged boy, this is understandable.

* [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Curiosity killed the cat, you know!]] ---> '''Jack''': I know...

* Slight subversion in TamoraPierce's ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness''. Aly is warned about the dangers of curiosity with this phrase. In response, she tells the other character 'and satisfaction brought it back,' with a short complaint that no one seems to ever remember the second part of the saying.
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* Slight subversion in TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness''. Aly is warned about the dangers of curiosity with this phrase. In response, she tells the other character 'and satisfaction brought it back,' with a short complaint that no one seems to ever remember the second part of the saying.

[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]] * Lampshaded in Creator/EddieIzzard's stand-up comedy routine ''Unrepeatable''. -->[-'''Izzard:''' " 'Oh look! Something's moving in the forest about eight miles away! I'll go check'... don't check. ''Please'' don't check; that's what curtains are for."-] * Creator/DaveChappelle invoked this as a response to being told not to visit a strip bar: --> "Naked women inside? I'd be like a white guy in a horror movie: 'I've got to investigate'". [[/folder]] [[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
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[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]] * Lampshaded in Creator/EddieIzzard's stand-up comedy routine ''Unrepeatable''. -->[-'''Izzard:''' " 'Oh look! Something's moving in the forest about eight miles away! I'll go check'... don't check. ''Please'' don't check; that's what curtains are for."-] * Creator/DaveChappelle invoked this as a response to being told not to visit a strip bar: --> "Naked women inside? I'd be like a white guy in a horror movie: 'I've got to investigate'". [[/folder]] [[folder: Tabletop Games ]][[folder:Tabletop Games]]

* At the Universal Studios' Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights event, following Willing Suspension of Disbelief and the premises for the haunted houses and scarezones, the guests themselves follow this trope by entering dangerous environments on a whim. ** One of the houses at the 2010 event at Orlando's park, ''Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate'', had a group of ghost hunters entering the long abandoned Wyandot Estate to hold a live seance broadcast. The estate was rumored to be haunted due to the head of the household brutally murdering the rest of his family years before. Guess what happened to the ghost hunters?
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* Ride/UniversalStudios: ** At the Universal Studios' Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights ''Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights'' event, following Willing Suspension of Disbelief and the premises for the haunted houses and scarezones, the guests themselves follow this trope by entering dangerous environments on a whim. ** One of the houses at the 2010 event at Orlando's park, ''Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate'', had has a group of ghost hunters entering the long abandoned Wyandot Estate to hold a live seance broadcast. The estate was rumored to be haunted due to the head of the household brutally murdering the rest of his family years before. Guess what happened to the ghost hunters?

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1st Jan '16 7:07:13 PM jormis29
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Just like Pandora should have known better than to open her box, characters in fiction should know better than to ask questions, explore {{Haunted Castle}}s, read aloud from the TomeOfEldritchLore, or be [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot curious on general principle]]. It inevitably starts the plot, which of course starts things moving and gets people dying.
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Just like Pandora should have known better than to open [[PandorasBox her box, box]], characters in fiction should know better than to ask questions, explore {{Haunted Castle}}s, read aloud from the TomeOfEldritchLore, or be [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot curious on general principle]]. It inevitably starts the plot, which of course starts things moving and gets people dying.
23rd Dec '15 3:38:37 AM Doug86
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* RegularShow - Rigby. My God, Rigby. In "Just Set Up The Chairs", he cannot NOT connect the blue and red wires, which of course, unleashes the Destroyer of Worlds.
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* RegularShow ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' - Rigby. My God, Rigby. In "Just Set Up The Chairs", he cannot NOT connect the blue and red wires, which of course, unleashes the Destroyer of Worlds.
12th Dec '15 5:54:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheSpiderCliffMysteries'': ''The Wednesday That Wasn't'': The lead's investigation releases a nasty force and after he uses amnesia potion to reseal it, he does it again.
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* ''TheSpiderCliffMysteries'': ''WebAnimation/TheSpiderCliffMysteries'': ''The Wednesday That Wasn't'': The lead's investigation releases a nasty force and after he uses amnesia potion to reseal it, he does it again.
9th Dec '15 3:10:22 AM jormis29
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* In ''ShadeTheChangingMan'', Shade traps a Celestial in a statue of the mythical Pandora (with box), and she comes to life. Kathy and Lenny find "Pandora's" box and give in to temptation by opening it. The box is empty, but it turns "Pandora" into dust.
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* In ''ShadeTheChangingMan'', ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', Shade traps a Celestial in a statue of the mythical Pandora (with box), and she comes to life. Kathy and Lenny find "Pandora's" box and give in to temptation by opening it. The box is empty, but it turns "Pandora" into dust.
21st Sep '15 9:12:34 PM Adept
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* In ''WorldEmbryo'' Yui has an [[FanGirl obsession]] with Takao. When Riku uses his lies to try to steer her away from him, things go wrong and it ends badly.
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* In ''WorldEmbryo'' ''Manga/WorldEmbryo'' Yui has an [[FanGirl obsession]] with Takao. When Riku uses his lies to try to steer her away from him, things go wrong and it ends badly.
17th Sep '15 11:56:04 PM fdsa1234567890
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' this occurs to anyone who studies Reaper tech heavily. The inevitable side effect is indoctrination. This notably occurs in [[spoiler: The Arrival DLC, in which the Reaper invasion nearly occurs before anyone is ready.]]
13th Sep '15 2:05:22 PM Ptorquemada
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** As a quick summary, the linked article describes the catastrophic meltdown as not only stemming from shoddy design, but from its workers deciding to see what happened if [[TooStupidToLive they turned its few safety systems off]].
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** As a quick summary, the linked article describes the catastrophic meltdown as not only stemming from shoddy design, but from its workers deciding to see what happened if [[TooStupidToLive they turned its few safety systems off]]. The emergency shutdown test ''was'' planned out thoroughly well in advance, but in a spectacular case of bad judgement it was postponed at the last minute for long enough that the experienced techs and supervisors that had planned and trained specifically for it had all gone off shift, and ''not'' long enough for them to come back in the next day, so the entire operation was performed by the poorly-trained night crew.
26th Aug '15 2:39:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The first arc of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' manages to both subvert this and play it straight at the same time. Throughout the arc, you are led to believe that Rena and Mion are targeting Keiichi because he's asking questions about the curse of Oyashiro-sama. As you might imagine, that's subverted, but the truth was that Rena and Mion had nothing to do with the murders, but Keiichi's panic about it fueled his paranoia about it until he kills not only them, but himself too, making this one played straight as well.
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* The first arc of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' manages to both subvert this and play it straight at the same time. Throughout the arc, you are led to believe that Rena and Mion are targeting Keiichi because he's asking questions about the curse of Oyashiro-sama. As you might imagine, that's subverted, but the truth was that Rena and Mion had nothing to do with the murders, but Keiichi's panic about it fueled his paranoia about it until he kills not only them, but himself too, making this one played straight as well.
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