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12th Jul '17 7:33:18 PM Linda58
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** Likewise, Dallben warns people not to touch the Book of Three. Bad things happen when his warnings are ignored.

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** Likewise, Dallben warns people not to touch the Book of Three. Bad things happen when his warnings are ignored. Fortunately, the book seems to be somewhat sentient when it comes to people touching it. It punishes Taran's innocent curiosity with the equivalent pain of a few mere bee stings. [[spoiler:King Pryderi, on the other hand, wants to steal the book and use its secrets to gain power, and [[ShockAndAwe he is not so lucky.]]]] According to the backstory, Dallben himself made this mistake. [[spoiler:Touching it turned him from a youth to an old man overnight.]]
3rd Jul '17 4:11:36 PM BananaPancakes
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This {{trope}} is for variations of a warning Stock Phrase. Otherwise, see ForbiddenFruit and SchmuckBait (of which the BigRedButton labeled "DO NOT TOUCH" is a {{subtrope}}). Plus, if someone ever asks, [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo "What does this button do?"]], this is the ''only'' [[PoorCommunicationKills acceptable way to answer]].

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This {{trope}} is for variations of a warning Stock Phrase. Otherwise, see ForbiddenFruit and SchmuckBait (of which the BigRedButton labeled "DO NOT TOUCH" is a {{subtrope}}). Plus, if someone ever asks, [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo "What does this button do?"]], "WhatDoesThisButtonDo", this is the ''only'' [[PoorCommunicationKills acceptable way to answer]].
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* On ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Nemo defies his father by swimming up to a boat, despite his warnings to not do so. When he reaches is, Marlin yells at him "Don't touch the boat!". Nemo does touch the boat, but on his way back he's caught by scuba divers, setting up the plot.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the first event in the Scare Games is a race through an underground passageway littered with poisonous urchins. The host warns the contestants that "you don't want to be touched by these babies!", to which Art, Oozma Kappa's resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, responds with "I want to touch it." When the race begins, Art immediately dives towards one of the urchins and grabs it... and blows up like a balloon from the toxins.

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* On In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Nemo defies his father by swimming up to a boat, despite his warnings to not do so. When he reaches is, it, Marlin yells at him "Don't touch the boat!". boat!" Nemo does touch the boat, but on his way back he's caught by scuba divers, setting up the plot.
* On In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the first event in the Scare Games is a race through an underground passageway littered with poisonous urchins. The host warns the contestants that "you don't want to be touched by these babies!", to which Art, Oozma Kappa's resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, responds with "I want to touch it." When the race begins, Art immediately dives towards one of the urchins and grabs it... and blows up like a balloon from the toxins.



* One of the protagonists in {{Film/Battleship}} is warned not to walk on and touch the giant mysterious floating structure.

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* One of the protagonists in {{Film/Battleship}} ''{{Film/Battleship}}'' is warned not to walk on and touch the giant mysterious floating structure.



* In the climax of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Rocket gives Groot a bomb [[spoiler:with which to destroy Ego]], showing him which button, if pressed, will activate the five-minute timer before it blows and which will set it off instantly. When Rocket asks Groot to repeat his demonstration, he keeps gesturing to the death button, provoking this reaction in Rocket. [[spoiler:Subverted as Groot does, in fact, press the countdown button and all the Guardians escape alive.]]



* ''Film/JoeVsTheVolcano'': There is a large pipe with a sign saying "DO NOT TOUCH" however this is a subversion as Joe has never had the guts to actually open the Main Drain and see what happens. When he does, nothing happens. (However he did always wonder what would happen.)

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* ''Film/JoeVsTheVolcano'': ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano'': There is a large pipe with a sign saying "DO NOT TOUCH" however this is a subversion as Joe has never had the guts to actually open the Main Drain and see what happens. When he does, nothing happens. (However he did always wonder what would happen.)
15th Jun '17 3:51:32 AM Ccook1956
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'''Old Fred:'' (''groan'') That was the panic button!

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'''Old Fred:'' Fred:''' (''groan'') That was the panic button!
15th Jun '17 3:50:23 AM Ccook1956
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* ''Film/YellowSubmarine'':
-->'''Old Fred:''' (''to Ringo'') Now whatever you do, don't touch that button. (''points to it on console'')\\
'''Ringo:''' Which button?\\
'''Old Fred:''' ''That'' one! (''points again'')\\
'''Ringo:''' This one! (''punches it accidentally and is ejected out of the sub'')\\
'''Old Fred:'' (''groan'') That was the panic button!
26th May '17 11:12:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Literature/BartholomewAndTheOobleck'':
** Bartholomew, who already knows the oobleck's sticky nature, tries to tell the Royal Trumpeter not to touch it when some flies into his horn. The trumpeter has already grabbed it and winds up with his hand stuck inside the horn.
** The Captain of the Guard, trying to prove that the oobleck is harmless, decides to demonstrate by eating some. Bartholomew tries to stop him, but he's not fast enough.
12th May '17 10:18:08 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''". The real reason, however, is that if Thrawn finds ''anything'' that looks out of place, it will be a dead giveaway for Ezra, as it was bad enough Thrawn expected an ambush when he came in.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''". The real main reason, however, is that if Thrawn finds ''anything'' that looks out of place, it will be a dead giveaway for Ezra, as it was bad enough Thrawn expected an ambush when he came in.



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12th May '17 10:17:27 AM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Oliver''': ...I pulled it, and nothing happened to me!
-->'''Bozo''': There ''was too'' something happened to you, Oliver! You got your hands all covered in paint! I just painted that thing!

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-->'''Oliver''': ...I pulled it, and nothing happened to me!
-->'''Bozo''':
me!\\
'''Bozo''':
There ''was too'' something happened to you, Oliver! You got your hands all covered in paint! I just painted that thing!



-->'''WILSON''': Awfully wet in here, isn't it?
-->'''MAINWARING''': Yes. Well, this tarpaulin's full of water from last night's rain.
-->'''WILSON''': Ah I see, yeah. (gives it a poke)
-->'''MAINWARING''': Wait - don't poke it! You'll only make it worse!
-->'''WILSON''': Sorry, sir.

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-->'''WILSON''': Awfully wet in here, isn't it?
-->'''MAINWARING''':
it?\\
'''MAINWARING''':
Yes. Well, this tarpaulin's full of water from last night's rain.
-->'''WILSON''':
rain.\\
'''WILSON''':
Ah I see, yeah. (gives it a poke)
-->'''MAINWARING''':
poke)\\
'''MAINWARING''':
Wait - -- don't poke it! You'll only make it worse!
-->'''WILSON''':
worse!\\
'''WILSON''':
Sorry, sir.



* Referenced and lampshaded several times in Ursula Verson's ''Literature/{{Gearworld}}'' journal. The explorers of the labyrinthine, self-modifying and seemingly boundless structure known as Gearworld find that it contains many hazards, several of which are marked by polite signs left by an unknown group calling themselves the Monks of Perdition. These signs always take the ForbiddenFruit factor into account and plead the reader to heed them while acknowledging that they may very well choose not to do so. The uncovering first such sign can be found [[http://gearworld.livejournal.com/13707.html here]]:
-->PLEASE DO NOT STRIKE GONG
-->While we fully understand that you are curious as to what happens when the gong is struck, we must strongly advise against it. The results are most unpleasant and dramatically fatal. Human nature being what it is, we realize that this warning may not stop you, and may in fact only drive you to strike it, but since we are unable to destroy the gong, and the lock was evidently insufficient to keep you out, we can only hope that you will take our advice. There are neither riches nor knowledge here, but only an ugly death.
-->Respectfully,
-->The Monks of Perdition
-->In Memory of Brother Wu



--> '''Bulma's father''' : Make sure not to touch anything, like the gravity control. Or the start button.
--> *shows the button*
--> '''Bulma's father''' : The start button. Don't touch... THE start button. Now I'll be right back.
--> '''Goku''' : Okiedokie.
--> *3 seconds later* '''Goku''' : Wonder if this is the button. *shuttle blast off in space*

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--> '''Bulma's -->'''Bulma's father''' : Make sure not to touch anything, like the gravity control. Or the start button.
-->
button.\\
*shows the button*
-->
button*\\
'''Bulma's father''' : The start button. Don't touch... THE start button. Now I'll be right back.
-->
back.\\
'''Goku''' : Okiedokie.
-->
Okiedokie.\\
*3 seconds later* '''Goku''' : Wonder if this is the button. *shuttle blast off in space*space*
* Referenced and lampshaded several times in Ursula Verson's ''Literature/{{Gearworld}}'' journal. The explorers of the labyrinthine, self-modifying and seemingly boundless structure known as Gearworld find that it contains many hazards, several of which are marked by polite signs left by an unknown group calling themselves the Monks of Perdition. These signs always take the ForbiddenFruit factor into account and plead the reader to heed them while acknowledging that they may very well choose not to do so. The uncovering first such sign can be found [[http://gearworld.livejournal.com/13707.html here]]:
-->PLEASE DO NOT STRIKE GONG\\
While we fully understand that you are curious as to what happens when the gong is struck, we must strongly advise against it. The results are most unpleasant and dramatically fatal. Human nature being what it is, we realize that this warning may not stop you, and may in fact only drive you to strike it, but since we are unable to destroy the gong, and the lock was evidently insufficient to keep you out, we can only hope that you will take our advice. There are neither riches nor knowledge here, but only an ugly death.\\
Respectfully,\\
The Monks of Perdition\\
In Memory of Brother Wu



--> '''Serenity:''' Ponies! I love ponies!
--> '''Duke:''' Serenity, NO!
--> *opens the door*

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--> '''Serenity:''' -->'''Serenity:''' Ponies! I love ponies!
-->
ponies!\\
'''Duke:''' Serenity, NO!
-->
NO!\\
*opens the door*



-->'''Aang''': Well, don't touch it!
-->'''Zuko''': Why not?
-->'''Aang''': Remember [[DurableDeathtrap what happened out there with those spikes]]? I'm just very suspicious of giant, glowing gems sitting on pedestal.

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-->'''Aang''': Well, don't touch it!
-->'''Zuko''':
it!\\
'''Zuko''':
Why not?
-->'''Aang''':
not?\\
'''Aang''':
Remember [[DurableDeathtrap what happened out there with those spikes]]? I'm just very suspicious of giant, glowing gems sitting on pedestal.



-->'''Batman''': Listen, and listen good. You don't touch anything, say anything, or ''do'' anything unless I tell you! ''Got it?''
-->'''Harley'''(small voice): Yes, sir.

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-->'''Batman''': -->'''Batman:''' Listen, and listen good. You don't touch anything, say anything, or ''do'' anything unless I tell you! ''Got it?''
-->'''Harley'''(small voice):
it?''\\
'''Harley:''' ''(small voice)''
Yes, sir.



-->'''Numbuh 2:''' I told you not to touch that!
-->'''Numbuh 13:''' Well sor-ry! Gee, you guys are even touchier than Sector N!"!

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-->'''Numbuh 2:''' I told you not to touch that!
-->'''Numbuh
that!\\
'''Numbuh
13:''' Well sor-ry! Gee, you guys are even touchier than Sector N!"!



-->'''Numbuh Five:''' Nobody touches anything!
-->'''Numbuh One:''' Numbuh Five says, donít touch anything!
-->'''Numbuh Four:''' Numbuh One says, donít punch a thing!
-->'''Numbuh Three:''' Numbuh Four, says, try the onion rings!
-->'''Numbuh Two:''' Well, you donít have to tell me twice!
-->'''Numbuh Three:''' ''(Screams)''
-->'''Numbuh Two:''' What, I was going to shareÖ ''(Is cut off as he realizes that taking the food has triggered a DrowningPit trap.)''

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-->'''Numbuh Five:''' Nobody touches anything!
-->'''Numbuh
anything!\\
'''Numbuh
One:''' Numbuh Five says, donít touch anything!
-->'''Numbuh
anything!\\
'''Numbuh
Four:''' Numbuh One says, donít punch a thing!
-->'''Numbuh
thing!\\
'''Numbuh
Three:''' Numbuh Four, says, try the onion rings!
-->'''Numbuh
rings!\\
'''Numbuh
Two:''' Well, you donít have to tell me twice!
-->'''Numbuh
twice!\\
'''Numbuh
Three:''' ''(Screams)''
-->'''Numbuh
''(Screams)''\\
'''Numbuh
Two:''' What, I was going to shareÖ ''(Is cut off as he realizes that taking the food has triggered a DrowningPit trap.)''



-->'''Presidential Aide''': Mr. President, whatever you do, do not touch that red button next to the salt!
-->'''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed President]]''': You mean this button? ''[presses it, launching a nuclear missile, and knocks over the salt for good measure]''

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-->'''Presidential Aide''': Mr. President, whatever you do, do not touch that red button next to the salt!
-->'''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
salt!\\
'''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
President]]''': You mean this button? ''[presses it, launching a nuclear missile, and knocks over the salt for good measure]''



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 104, Olaf tells [[TheDitz Stumpy]] not to touch [[spoiler: the BigRedButton on his lair's control panel]], but he does anyway. [[spoiler: The lair blows up, but everyone escapes except Olaf.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''". The real reason however, is that if Thrawn finds ''anything'' that looks out of place, it will be a dead giveaway for Ezra, as it was bad enough Thrawn expected an ambush when he came in.
* Subverted in the movie ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''; when visiting the Japanese police center, Beast Boy notices a red button and is about to touch it... only to be intimidated into not doing it by Raven.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 104, Olaf tells [[TheDitz Stumpy]] not to touch [[spoiler: the BigRedButton on his lair's control panel]], but he does anyway. [[spoiler: The lair blows up, but everyone escapes except Olaf.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''". The real reason reason, however, is that if Thrawn finds ''anything'' that looks out of place, it will be a dead giveaway for Ezra, as it was bad enough Thrawn expected an ambush when he came in.
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* Subverted in the movie ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''; ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''; when visiting the Japanese police center, Beast Boy notices a red button and is about to touch it... only to be intimidated into not doing it by Raven.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 104, Olaf tells [[TheDitz Stumpy]] not to touch [[spoiler: the BigRedButton on his lair's control panel]], but he does anyway. [[spoiler: The lair blows up, but everyone escapes except Olaf.]]
Raven.
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* VideoGame/StarshipTitanic has a big red button that say "Press to disarm bomb". No prizes for guessing what happens if you do press it.
30th Apr '17 6:00:32 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 104, Olaf tells [[TheDitz Stumpy]] not to touch [[spoiler: the BigRedButton on his lair's control panel]], but he does anyway. [[spoiler: The lair blows up, but everyone escapes except Olaf.]]
21st Apr '17 7:19:36 PM morenohijazo
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* In a MortadeloYFilemon album, a rival agent is given a box to be delivered to the Súper office, with explicit instructions not to open it (the box contains a magic spider that will turn into a pig any person it touches). The agent can't stand not knowing what's inside, and opens the box to take a peep. The spider touches his nose and turns him into a pig.

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* In a MortadeloYFilemon ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' album, a rival agent is given a box to be delivered to the Súper office, with explicit instructions not to open it (the box contains a magic spider that will turn into a pig any person it touches). The agent can't stand not knowing what's inside, and opens the box to take a peep. The spider touches his nose and turns him into a pig.
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