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21st Feb '18 5:33:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'', this seems to be the case with the Man in the Moon, particularly in his "interactions" with Jack. Also, he seems to have a very hands-off relationship with the Guardians as a whole.

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* In ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'', ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', this seems to be the case with the Man in the Moon, particularly in his "interactions" with Jack. Also, he seems to have a very hands-off relationship with the Guardians as a whole.
15th Dec '17 7:38:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''DarkSouls'', and ''{{Bloodborne}}'' are rather notorious for this. The games will only go so far as to explain the basic controls, but in terms of telling you where to go or how to fight the bosses, well, you'll have to figure that out yourself. Over and over and over...

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* The ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', and ''{{Bloodborne}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' are rather notorious for this. The games will only go so far as to explain the basic controls, but in terms of telling you where to go or how to fight the bosses, well, you'll have to figure that out yourself. Over and over and over...
5th Dec '17 9:48:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''DemonsSouls'', ''DarkSouls'', and ''{{Bloodborne}}'' are rather notorious for this. The games will only go so far as to explain the basic controls, but in terms of telling you where to go or how to fight the bosses, well, you'll have to figure that out yourself. Over and over and over...

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* The ''DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''DarkSouls'', and ''{{Bloodborne}}'' are rather notorious for this. The games will only go so far as to explain the basic controls, but in terms of telling you where to go or how to fight the bosses, well, you'll have to figure that out yourself. Over and over and over...
2nd Dec '17 8:48:47 PM TheGreatConversation
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* This trope defines the plot of book four of the Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles. The [[FisherKing king]] of the Enchanted Forest carries a magical sword that OnlyTheChosenMayWield, the chosen being a member of the king's bloodline. This becomes a problem when the current king is trapped in a [[TailorMadePrison magical prison]] and the only thing that can free him is . . . Yep, the sword. The good news is that the king, before he was imprisoned, fathered a son, who should by rights be able to wield the sword. The bad news is that that son is only a baby. To make matters worse, the [[LegionOfDoom Wizards]], who imprisoned the king, can track the sword when it's being carried by someone ''who knows what it is''. The solution: wait for the son to grow up, give him the sword, and point him in the direction of the prison in the hope that he will figure out what he has to do himself. Consequently, most everyone he encounters knows more about his quest than he does, but can't tell him anything for fear of the Wizards finding him.
30th Nov '17 2:41:30 PM hubakon1368
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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'': The shtick with Inquirius. All she can do is talk in questions, which gets redundant when she starts talking like that even in regular conversation. [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo This sounds familiar somehow...]]

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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'': ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'': The shtick with Inquirius. All she can do is talk in questions, which gets redundant when she starts talking like that even in regular conversation. [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo This sounds familiar somehow...]]
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.
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