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30th Jul '17 11:16:53 AM billybobfred
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', this is Ellen's approach to help Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-03-13 realize what kind of relationship he truly wants]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', this is Ellen's approach to help Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-03-13 realize what kind of relationship he truly wants]]. This is partly on the grounds that they've had some time to diverge since [[OppositeSexClone Ellen's initial creation]], so Ellen's feelings on the matter aren't ''necessarily'' going to be the same as Elliot's, and partly on the grounds that if he ''doesn't'' figure it out himself, he'll just fight it whether it's true or not.
31st May '17 12:28:46 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' uses this with protagonist Izuki Midoriya's super-power One For All. Though the previous wielder All Might mentors Izuku and teaches him what he can, ultimately he encourages Izuku to figure out his own way of using it -- especially because when Izuku imitates All Might's fighting style, he ends up [[HeroicRROD breaking his bones]] and risking permanent, crippling injuries. [[spoiler:Eventually he does find his own way, which he dubs "One For All Full Cowl", which involves spreading about 5% the power evenly throughout his own body rather than doing 100% all-or-nothing attacks; he also adopts a kick-heavy fighting style to avoid risking more strain to his arms.]]
21st May '17 12:26:23 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the InteractiveFiction game ''VideoGame/ThePKGirl'', Katryn makes a very big point of giving you exactly half of the information you need and letting you win the rest of the story yourself. Of course, she's a FemmeFatale [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]], and [[spoiler: while she has her own agenda, using you as her catspaw is [[SecretTestOfCharacter her way of testing you to see if you're]] worthy to take over ROSA.

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* In the InteractiveFiction game ''VideoGame/ThePKGirl'', Katryn makes a very big point of giving you exactly half of the information you need and letting you win the rest of the story yourself. Of course, she's a FemmeFatale and a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]], and [[spoiler: while she has her own agenda, using you as her catspaw is [[SecretTestOfCharacter her way of testing you to see if you're]] worthy to take over ROSA.ROSA]].
21st Apr '17 10:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* The Star Tablet keepers of the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series tend to do this a lot, much to said Stars' annoyance.
** Most notably, [[SuikodenV Zerase]] and her {{Expy}} [[SuikodenTierkreis Zenoa]], who practically brag about their knowledge and ridicule you for asking questions of them.

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* The Star Tablet keepers of the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series tend to do this a lot, much to said Stars' annoyance.
** Most notably, [[SuikodenV [[VideoGame/SuikodenV Zerase]] and her {{Expy}} [[SuikodenTierkreis [[VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis Zenoa]], who practically brag about their knowledge and ridicule you for asking questions of them.
8th Apr '17 10:06:53 PM nombretomado
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* Mr. E from ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' is this one. He hangs a lampshade in one episode when he wants to give a Riddle to Mystery Inc, but Shaggy demands a straight answer.

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* Mr. E from ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is this one. He hangs a lampshade in one episode when he wants to give a Riddle to Mystery Inc, but Shaggy demands a straight answer.
16th Feb '17 9:41:31 PM Chariset
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** Phoenix in fact questions Mia's motive for being so secretive about the outcome on one occasion. In the second case of ''Justice For All'', she tells him that if he can't answer her questions, he won't stand a chance against Franziska in court.
** Ema Skye uses the phrase directly in the 4th game, regarding [[spoiler:Phoenix's loss of his badge.]]

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** Phoenix in fact questions Mia's motive for being so secretive about the outcome on one occasion. In the second case of ''Justice For for All'', she tells him that if he can't answer her questions, he won't stand a chance against Franziska in court.
** Miles Edgeworth tells Phoenix in ''Justice for All'' that he has to decide for himself what being an attorney means. It's suggested that he doesn't tell Phoenix what he considers to be the right answer -- to reveal the truth -- because Maya is being held hostage to force Phoenix to get an acquittal for his very-much-guilty client.
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Ema Skye uses the phrase directly in the 4th game, regarding [[spoiler:Phoenix's Phoenix's loss of his badge.]]
31st Jan '17 7:05:13 AM JustTroper
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* A rare TearJerker example of this in Donna Tartt's ''Literature/{{TheGoldfinch}}'', when the protagonist finally meets his beloved mother who tragically died in a dream:

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* A rare TearJerker example of this in Donna Tartt's ''Literature/{{TheGoldfinch}}'', when the protagonist finally meets his beloved mother who (who tragically died died) in a dream:
31st Jan '17 7:04:49 AM JustTroper
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* A rare TearJerker example of this in Donna Tartt's ''Literature/{{Goldfinch}}'', when the protagonist finally meets his beloved mother who tragically died in a dream:

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* A rare TearJerker example of this in Donna Tartt's ''Literature/{{Goldfinch}}'', ''Literature/{{TheGoldfinch}}'', when the protagonist finally meets his beloved mother who tragically died in a dream:
31st Jan '17 7:03:26 AM JustTroper
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* A rare TearJerker example of this in Donna Tartt's ''Literature/{{Goldfinch}}'', when the protagonist finally meets his beloved mother who tragically died in a dream:
-->And I knew that she could tell me anything I wanted to know (life, death, past, future) even though it was already there, in her smile, the answer to all questions, the before-Christmas smile of someone with a secret too wonderful to let slip, just yet: well, you’ll just have to wait and see, won’t you?
31st Jan '17 6:42:04 AM JustTroper
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Often characters who really shouldn't have any motives to [[PoorCommunicationKills keep this information secret]] from the character do this. It may be merely to pad out the season, or if the person is TheChooserOfTheOne it may be a test to see if the character is in fact worthy of the title of chosen one. Though they frequently claim that making the hero work through things by himself is a necessary learning experience, it may be just because [[LovesSecrecy they enjoy keeping him in the dark]].

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Often characters who really shouldn't have any motives to [[PoorCommunicationKills keep this information secret]] from the character do this. It may be merely to pad out the season, or if the person is TheChooserOfTheOne it may be a test to see if the character is in fact worthy of the title of chosen one. Though they frequently claim that making the hero work through things by himself is a necessary learning experience, it may be just because [[LovesSecrecy they enjoy enjoy]] [[DelightingInRiddles keeping him in the dark]].
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