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13th May '16 3:45:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the VGA remake the scene was changed to the pod winding up in ''ConquestsOfTheLongbow'' instead, and would simply crash and burn against a hillside.

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** * In the VGA remake the scene was changed to the pod winding up in ''ConquestsOfTheLongbow'' ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'' instead, and would simply crash and burn against a hillside.
28th Apr '16 12:08:57 AM aye_amber
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* The ''IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfTheForbiddenEye'' attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] revolves around a recently-discovered temple where an ancient deity resides, offering to bestow upon visitors endless wealth, eternal youth, or visions of the future, on the one condition that they don't look into the deity's eyes. If they do, they'll be led to certain doom. Almost as soon as the ride starts, the vehicles enter the treasure room, which contains a large statue of the deity's face on the far wall ... and you can guess what happens from there.

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* The ''IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfTheForbiddenEye'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones and The Temple of the Forbidden Eye'' attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] revolves around a recently-discovered temple where an ancient deity resides, offering to bestow upon visitors endless wealth, eternal youth, or visions of the future, on the one condition that they don't look into the deity's eyes. If they do, they'll be led to certain doom. Almost as soon as the ride starts, the vehicles enter the treasure room, which contains a large statue of the deity's face on the far wall ... and you can guess what happens from there.
19th Mar '16 2:17:36 PM Kalaong
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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.



* 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 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.
11th Mar '16 2:16:24 PM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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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.
24th Feb '16 1:13:25 PM LaurelHS
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* In a ''Breaking Cat News'' [[http://www.breakingcatnews.com/comic/the-new-plant-is-armed-and-dangerous/ strip]], the cats repeatedly sniff at a cactus even though this leads to the needles pricking their faces. Tommy asks if anyone has tried leaving the cactus alone, but Elvis stubbornly refuses to do so.
24th Jan '16 2:25:01 PM kithas
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*** There are also lots of species that mimic both brightly-colored animals, without the sickening or poisoning part, so it's safe to assume that this is a good tactic to remain safe. Mostly.
24th Jan '16 11:24:32 AM F1Krazy
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* ''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/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.)



* An IronicEcho echo occurs in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', Agent J pretty much cries this when Agent K, having been [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralized]] from previous film, touches a small round object, which turns out to be a tiny planet.

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* ** An IronicEcho echo occurs in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', Agent J pretty much cries this when Agent K, having been [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralized]] from in the previous film, touches a small round object, which turns out to be a tiny planet.



* The Emergency Stop lever on [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spaceball One]] is labeled "NEVER USE".

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* The Emergency Stop lever on [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spaceball One]] is labeled labelled "NEVER USE".



** Special mention should go to Millbourn, who apparently thinks what is quite clearly an alien snake (and ''hissing like a cobra''), should be petted like a dog.

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** Special mention should go to Millbourn, who apparently thinks what is quite clearly an alien snake (and ''hissing like a cobra''), cobra'') should be petted like a dog.



* ''[[{{Narnia}} The Magician's Nephew]]'': Polly tries to tell Digory how ridiculous it is to want to ring the bell just because a sign [[SchmuckBait dares you to ring it]], but Digory just ''has'' to find out what happens. He releases the SealedEvilInACan. In fairness to him, the sign implied that it had a magical power to drive them insane from the uncertainty of what ''would'' have happend if the button isn't pressed. It's never revealed if this was a bluff or the truth.

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* ''[[{{Narnia}} The Magician's Nephew]]'': Polly tries to tell Digory how ridiculous it is to want to ring the bell just because a sign [[SchmuckBait dares you to ring it]], but Digory just ''has'' to find out what happens. He releases the SealedEvilInACan. In fairness to him, the sign implied that it had a magical power to drive them insane from the uncertainty of what ''would'' have happend happened if the button isn't pressed. It's never revealed if this was a bluff or the truth.



* Played with in Patricia Wrede's [[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]]. The character who is only identified as the stone prince ''knows'' he has to use the tin dipper, not the one made of solid gold and covered in jewels, to take the Water of Healing from the well. But he figures it can't hurt to just have a look at the gold one, right? Wrong, but at least he was GenreSavvy enough to do something better than panic as he watched himself become petrified, resulting in a seriously subverted TakenForGranite situation.

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* Played with in Patricia Wrede's [[EnchantedForestChronicles ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]].Dragons]]''. The character who is only identified as the stone prince ''knows'' he has to use the tin dipper, not the one made of solid gold and covered in jewels, to take the Water of Healing from the well. But he figures it can't hurt to just have a look at the gold one, right? Wrong, but at least he was GenreSavvy enough to do something better than panic as he watched himself become petrified, resulting in a seriously subverted TakenForGranite situation.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''. The last words we hear in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil The Face of Evil]]" is the Doctor shouting at Leela not to touch that button after she's slipped inside the TARDIS. Cue the latter dematerialising, and the Doctor now has a new companion.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. The last words we hear in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil The Face of Evil]]" is the Doctor shouting at Leela not to touch that button after she's slipped inside the TARDIS. Cue the latter TARDIS dematerialising, and the Doctor now has a new companion.



** Cue John returning to Earth over a decade before he left. * FacePalm*

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** Cue John returning to Earth over a decade before he left. * FacePalm**FacePalm*



* This shows up in a version of the original tale of ''Literature/{{Aladdin}}'', although unlike the Disney movie, Aladdin didn't have a pet monkey to disobey the order. Good thing he did, too; in the original version he was told that he'd ''die instantly'' if he touched the walls. Maybe actually being told what would happen is what saved Aladdin from what happened to so many other victims of this trope... plus, if he died there, it'd be a pretty short story.

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* This shows up in a version of the original tale of ''Literature/{{Aladdin}}'', although unlike the Disney movie, Aladdin didn't have a pet monkey to disobey the order. Good thing he did, thing, too; in the original version he was told that he'd ''die instantly'' if he touched the walls. Maybe actually being told what would happen is what saved Aladdin from what happened to so many other victims of this trope... plus, if he died there, it'd be a pretty short story.



--> '''Bulma's father''' : The start button. Don't touch...THE start button. Now I'll be right back.

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--> '''Bulma's father''' : The start button. Don't touch... THE start button. Now I'll be right back.



* WebVideo/YuGiOhtheAbridgedSeries had a variation of this, where a magic door appears in front of Serenity, Duke and Tristan, telling them to open it. When Duke asks what's behind the door, it answers "You will enter a world of deep, unending pain and torment! ...Oh, and, uh...ponies." The following dialogue actually happens ''twice'':

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* WebVideo/YuGiOhtheAbridgedSeries had a variation of this, where a magic door appears in front of Serenity, Duke and Tristan, telling them to open it. When Duke asks what's behind the door, it answers "You will enter a world of deep, unending pain and torment! ...Oh, and, uh... ponies." The following dialogue actually happens ''twice'':



-->'''Iroh''': "Zhao, whatever you do to that spirit, I'll unleash on you ten-fold! ''Let it go now!''"

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-->'''Iroh''': "Zhao, Zhao, whatever you do to that spirit, I'll unleash on you ten-fold! ''Let it go now!''"now!''



-->'''Bart:''' I know I shouldn't...but when am I gonna be here again?

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-->'''Bart:''' I know I shouldn't... but when am I gonna be here again?



** In a non-Treehouse episode, "Homer's Enemy" Frank Grimes stops Homer from drinking acid instead of his Buzz Cola by slapping it out of his hand, splashing it against a wall which instantly decomposes. Of course Grimey is instantly in trouble for ruining the wall instead of being praised as a hero for saving Homer.

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** In a non-Treehouse episode, "Homer's Enemy" Enemy", Frank Grimes stops Homer from drinking acid instead of his Buzz Cola by slapping it out of his hand, splashing it against a wall which instantly decomposes. Of course Grimey is instantly in trouble for ruining the wall instead of being praised as a hero for saving Homer.



* As the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is exploring an area with a number of magical artifacts, TheFlash picks one up, and accidentally blows a hole in the wall. {{Franchise/Batman}} yells at him not to touch anything, since it could be extremely dangerous. Pan over to {{Franchise/Superman}} and ComicBook/MartianManhunter [[CrowningMomentOfFunny quickly putting down artifacts]]. Franchise/WonderWoman, at least was smart enough to not touch anything.

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* As the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is exploring an area with a number of magical artifacts, TheFlash picks one up, and accidentally blows a hole in the wall. {{Franchise/Batman}} yells at him not to touch anything, since it could be extremely dangerous. Pan over to {{Franchise/Superman}} and ComicBook/MartianManhunter [[CrowningMomentOfFunny quickly putting down artifacts]]. Franchise/WonderWoman, at least least, was smart enough to not touch anything.



-->'''Harley'''(small voice):Yes, sir.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', construction workers digging more tunnels for the New York subway system come across a door with a demonic face that repeatedly telling them to not open it until [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Doomsday]]. Because they're on a schedule, and because they don't want to be told what to do by a talking door, they attempt to continue digging. And when the door sees that they aren't going to listen to it, it then opens, unleashing HellOnEarth into New York's subway system.

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-->'''Harley'''(small voice):Yes, voice): Yes, sir.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', construction workers digging more tunnels for the New York subway system come across a door with a demonic face that repeatedly telling tells them to not open it until [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Doomsday]]. Because they're on a schedule, and because they don't want to be told what to do by a talking door, they attempt to continue digging. And when the door sees that they aren't going to listen to it, it then opens, unleashing HellOnEarth into New York's subway system.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" has a RunningGag in which Patrick touches something he's not supposed to touch and is promptly chastised by a security guard.
-->'''Spongebob''': Wow! It's Dr. Man-O-War! The man who got stung by Big Lenny and lived!
-->''[cuts to a man with a very large welt on his face]''
-->'''Dr. Man-O-War''': -and now it only hurts when you touch it.
-->''[Patrick touches the welt, causing Dr. Man-O-War to cry out in pain]''
-->'''Patrick''': Touch.
-->'''Security Guard''': Do I have to follow you around all day?
* One ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode features the following exchange:
-->'''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]''



-->'''Numbuh 2:''' I told you not touch that!

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-->'''Numbuh 2:''' I told you not to touch that!



** In "Operation: F.O.U.N.T.A.I.N.", the team is in an ancient temple that resembles has a school-theme, and are currently in what looks like a cafeteria, complete with food. Numbuh Five is certain that a trap is here (seeing as they barely survived the one in the last big room) but her warning as they walk through it is distorted like some twisted game of "whisper down the alley":

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** In "Operation: F.O.U.N.T.A.I.N.", the team is are in an ancient temple that resembles has a school-theme, school, and are currently in what looks like a cafeteria, complete with food. Numbuh Five is certain that a trap is here (seeing as they barely survived the one in the last big room) but her warning as they walk through it is distorted like some twisted game of "whisper down the alley":



* 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.

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* Subverted in the movie TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo; when visiting the japanese 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.



* "Pandora's Box" was a Terrytoons films starring Super Mouse (would become WesternAnimation/MightyMouse) and is based on the old mythology tale. Pandora and her boyfriend are mice (of course), and she stumbles upon a mysterious box. Her boyfriends calls out "Don't touch it!" Pandora opens it anyway, and out comes a horde of demonic cats. "I told you not to touch it!!"

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* "Pandora's Box" was a Terrytoons films starring Super Mouse (would (who would later become WesternAnimation/MightyMouse) and is based on the old mythology tale. Pandora and her boyfriend are mice (of course), and she stumbles upon a mysterious box. Her boyfriends boyfriend calls out "Don't touch it!" Pandora opens it anyway, and out comes a horde of demonic cats. "I told you not to touch it!!"



** Whenever you go out to eat, the server warns you the dish they set down is still hot...and someone in your party will invariably touch it to verify the fact.

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** Whenever you go out to eat, the server warns you the dish they set down is still hot... and someone in your party will invariably touch it to verify the fact.



* In the Evil Overlord List, one of the items is that all devices will have a well concealed self destruct button, and an obvious button labeled "do not press" which will trigger an immediate spray of bullets into anyone stupid enough to disregard it.

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* In the Evil Overlord List, one of the items is that all devices will have a well concealed self destruct self-destruct button, and an obvious button labeled "do not press" which will trigger an immediate spray of bullets into anyone stupid enough to disregard it.
1st Jan '16 6:18:26 PM jormis29
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* There's the story of Pandora's Box, which released all kinds of evils and diseases into the world. She knew ''something'' bad would happen if she opened it, [[WhatAnIdiot but she did it anyway.]]

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* There's the story of Pandora's Box, PandorasBox, which released all kinds of evils and diseases into the world. She knew ''something'' bad would happen if she opened it, [[WhatAnIdiot but she did it anyway.]]



* There's an item in ''VideoGame/ShadowMadness'' called Pandora's Box, the item description of which recommends the player to [[SchmuckBait save before using]]. [[spoiler: It displays a pretty CG movie that shows the [[NonstandardGameOver end of the universe]]]].

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* There's an item in ''VideoGame/ShadowMadness'' called Pandora's Box, PandorasBox, the item description of which recommends the player to [[SchmuckBait save before using]]. [[spoiler: It displays a pretty CG movie that shows the [[NonstandardGameOver end of the universe]]]].
30th Dec '15 1:30:00 AM Andygal
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* Basically what the bird in the Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms book ''Sleeping Beauty'' tells Siegfried about the Niebelung ring. Unusually for this trope, he actually had the sense to listen.
1st Dec '15 6:42:51 AM Ulrik54
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* The WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie video game has a level asking you "[[SchmuckBait Don't touch the]] [[BigRedButton red button.]]" Doing so [[spoiler:grants you an EarthShatteringKaboom.]]
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