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16th Feb '17 1:09:58 PM Eddy1215
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* In the revised edition of ''Literature/TheGunslinger'' Walter O’Dim leaves a note stating that if a woman says the word "nineteen" to a man he has brought back from the dead, that he will tell her the secrets of the afterlife, [[BrownNote and it will drive her mad.]] He signs the note with a smily and follows this with [[MagnificentBastard "P.S. Did I mention the word is NINETEEN?"]]

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* In the revised edition of ''Literature/TheGunslinger'' Walter O’Dim leaves a note stating that if a woman says the word "nineteen" to a man he has brought back from the dead, that he will tell her the secrets of the afterlife, [[BrownNote and it will drive her mad.]] He signs the note with a smily smiley and follows this with [[MagnificentBastard "P.S. Did I mention the word is NINETEEN?"]]



* Another Greek example is the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus was a famed singer whose fiancee, Eurydice, was bitten on the heel by a poisonous snake and killed, while she was fleeing centaurs who were trying to rape her on her wedding day. Grieving for his lost wife, Orpheus travelled to the underworld and sang to Hades and Persephone, begging them to release Eurydice and allow her to live the rest of her life. They were so moved by his song that they relented, saying that Eurydice's spirit would follow him out of the underworld and she would be restored to life once they reached the surface. The one caveat to this agreement was that Orpheus was never to look back when he was leaving the underworld. Orpheus climbed back out the way he came but, as he reached the surface, suddenly began wondering if Eurydice was really following him... and guess what happened next. Unable to quench his doubt, he turned to check if Eurydice was behind him. She was just a few steps from leaving the Underworld and returning to life but, since he had broken his pledge, her spirit sank back into the underworld and, despite much more begging on Orpheus's behalf, Hades and Persephone wouldn't give him a second chance.

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* Another Greek example is the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus was a famed singer whose fiancee, Eurydice, was bitten on the heel by a poisonous snake and killed, while she was fleeing centaurs who were trying to rape her on her wedding day. Grieving for his lost wife, Orpheus travelled traveled to the underworld and sang to Hades and Persephone, begging them to release Eurydice and allow her to live the rest of her life. They were so moved by his song that they relented, saying that Eurydice's spirit would follow him out of the underworld and she would be restored to life once they reached the surface. The one caveat to this agreement was that Orpheus was never to look back when he was leaving the underworld. Orpheus climbed back out the way he came but, as he reached the surface, suddenly began wondering if Eurydice was really following him... and guess what happened next. Unable to quench his doubt, he turned to check if Eurydice was behind him. She was just a few steps from leaving the Underworld and returning to life but, since he had broken his pledge, her spirit sank back into the underworld and, despite much more begging on Orpheus's behalf, Hades and Persephone wouldn't give him a second chance.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' episode "Mind the store but dont look in the drawer" Dr. Barber tells Flapjack "DO NOT LOOK IN THE DRAWER NO MATTER HOW TEMPTING!!!" in a very deep dark voice. Needless to say, Flap looked in the drawer.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' episode "Mind the store but dont look in the drawer" Dr. Barber tells Flapjack "DO NOT LOOK IN THE DRAWER NO MATTER HOW TEMPTING!!!" in a very deep dark voice. Needless to say, Flap looked in the drawer.
12th Feb '17 2:17:24 PM Rockduded
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' ended up being a best seller when first released despite being a mediocre twin stick shooter; mainly due to the insane backlash the game got with the press and Steam removing the game from Greenlight before fan outcry made Gabe Newell personally come in to put the game back up on the store. As YahtzeeCroshaw eloquently put it: "Try banny game make people wanty game more!"

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' ended up being a best seller when first released despite being a mediocre twin stick shooter; mainly due to the insane backlash the game got with the press and Steam removing the game from Greenlight before fan outcry made Gabe Newell personally come in to put the game back up on the store. As YahtzeeCroshaw [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee Croshaw]] eloquently put it: "Try banny game make people wanty game more!"
12th Feb '17 2:14:30 PM Rockduded
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* ''VideoGame/Hatred'' ended up being a best seller when first released despite being a mediocre twin stick shooter; mainly due to the insane backlash the game got with the press and Steam removing the game from Greenlight before fan outcry made Gabe Newell personally come in to put the game back up on the store. As YahtzeeCroshaw eloquently put it: "Try banny game make people wanty game more!"

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* ''VideoGame/Hatred'' ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' ended up being a best seller when first released despite being a mediocre twin stick shooter; mainly due to the insane backlash the game got with the press and Steam removing the game from Greenlight before fan outcry made Gabe Newell personally come in to put the game back up on the store. As YahtzeeCroshaw eloquently put it: "Try banny game make people wanty game more!"
12th Feb '17 2:12:44 PM Rockduded
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* ''VideoGame/Hatred'' ended up being a best seller when first released despite being a mediocre twin stick shooter; mainly due to the insane backlash the game got with the press and Steam removing the game from Greenlight before fan outcry made Gabe Newell personally come in to put the game back up on the store. As YahtzeeCroshaw eloquently put it: "Try banny game make people wanty game more!"
26th Jan '17 10:21:47 AM Emperor_Oshron
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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast tells Belle that she can go anywhere in his castle except for the West Wing. Naturally, Belle rushes to explore the West Wing the moment she has the chance.

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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast tells Belle that she can go anywhere in his castle except for the West Wing. Naturally, Belle rushes to explore the West Wing the moment she has the chance. They CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot if Beast had simply said the West Wing was his personal space and he didn't want her there rather than declaring "It's forbidden!" complete with ominous echo.
8th Jan '17 6:39:16 PM DavidDelony
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* Promotional copies of albums intended for ciritcs and radio stations come with warnings stating that they belong to the record company and are not to sold. This just makes promo copies that much more collectible. Promo copies are openly traded despite the stern warnings. The record companies never enforced the rule, and a 2011 court case in the U.S. found that promo copies are gifts and that the first sale doctrine applies, meaning that radio stations and critics are free to do with these copies whatever they want because promo copies belong to them.

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* Promotional copies of albums intended for ciritcs critics and radio stations come with warnings stating that they belong to the record company and are not to sold. This just makes promo copies that much more collectible. Promo copies are openly traded despite the stern warnings. The record companies never enforced the rule, and a 2011 court case in the U.S. found that promo copies are gifts and that the first sale doctrine applies, meaning that radio stations and critics are free to do with these copies whatever they want because promo copies belong to them.
8th Jan '17 6:38:11 PM DavidDelony
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* Promotional copies of albums intended for ciritcs and radio stations comes with warnings stating that they belong to the record company and are not to sold. This just makes promo copies that much more collectible. Promo copies are openly traded despite the stern warnings. The record companies never enforced the rule, and a 2011 court case in the U.S. found that promo copies are gifts and that the first sale doctrine applies, meaning that radio stations and critics are free to do with these copies whatever they want because promo copies belong to them.

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* Promotional copies of albums intended for ciritcs and radio stations comes come with warnings stating that they belong to the record company and are not to sold. This just makes promo copies that much more collectible. Promo copies are openly traded despite the stern warnings. The record companies never enforced the rule, and a 2011 court case in the U.S. found that promo copies are gifts and that the first sale doctrine applies, meaning that radio stations and critics are free to do with these copies whatever they want because promo copies belong to them.
13th Dec '16 5:05:27 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Legend says that on Lewis and Clark's famous trek through the mostly-unexplored Louisiana Territory, a group of Native Americans came up to them, and one of them said, "You can hunt the brown bear, [[BearsAreBadNews but do not hunt the grizzly bear]]." Needless to say, they agreed to try it--and both almost lost their lives in the attempt.
13th Dec '16 4:56:16 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Unfortunately, being classified as an endangered species might turn some animals into this, as poachers and other criminals might find ways to exploit these animals for some kind of profit.

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* Unfortunately, being classified as an endangered species might turn some animals into this, as poachers and other criminals might find ways to exploit these animals for some kind of profit. There is also a certain desire among some wealthy people who want the remains of these endangered species ''because'' they're endangered. The most prominent case is elephant ivory: Due to the endangered status of African elephants, their ivory sells for ludicrously high prices, which together become incredibly alluring to such people. The Northern White Rhinoceros is another example, with demand for their tusks so high (worth more than their weight in gold) that poachers are willing to do anything[[note]]This includes shooting them in plain sight, killing people at preserves, killing the guards stationed to protect them, following safari tourists on social media to pinpoint a rhino's location, and poisoning waterholes, which will kill many other unrelated animals just by drinking the water there[[/note]] just so they can sell their tusks. They have become extinct in the wild, with, as of the time of this writing, only three such purebred rhinos still alive, all of them in zoos.
18th Nov '16 7:21:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is ''why'' many attempts to discourage tobacco use/cigarette smoking often run into DoNotDoThisCoolThing and/or become the StealthCigaretteCommercial. Too strong of an emphasis on the dangers to life? Congratulations, you've now turned smokers into {{badass}}es who are willing to ''risk their lives'' to look cool! Too much of a "smoking is not a thing normal well-adjusted people do" approach? Oh look, now you have a bunch of people who consider smoking rebellious and a way to lash out at "normal, well-adjusted society," or who intentionally take it up as a form of attention-seeking for how "self-harming" they are. Proclaiming it as instantly addictive to anyone who as much as ''looks'' at a cigarette? Making your campaign laughable to social smokers or to people who try it and go "meh." The more successful attempts to discourage it rely on focusing on immediate/near immediate damage to appearance or performance, or on educating people that tobacco companies ''want'' people to view smoking as ForbiddenFruit rather than "being made into consumers of a product that slowly demands ongoing consumption, ongoing payment for consumption, and threatens their lives and health as it does."

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* This trope is ''why'' many attempts to discourage tobacco use/cigarette smoking often run into DoNotDoThisCoolThing and/or become the StealthCigaretteCommercial. Too strong of an emphasis on the dangers to life? Congratulations, you've now turned smokers into {{badass}}es badasses who are willing to ''risk their lives'' to look cool! Too much of a "smoking is not a thing normal well-adjusted people do" approach? Oh look, now you have a bunch of people who consider smoking rebellious and a way to lash out at "normal, well-adjusted society," or who intentionally take it up as a form of attention-seeking for how "self-harming" they are. Proclaiming it as instantly addictive to anyone who as much as ''looks'' at a cigarette? Making your campaign laughable to social smokers or to people who try it and go "meh." The more successful attempts to discourage it rely on focusing on immediate/near immediate damage to appearance or performance, or on educating people that tobacco companies ''want'' people to view smoking as ForbiddenFruit rather than "being made into consumers of a product that slowly demands ongoing consumption, ongoing payment for consumption, and threatens their lives and health as it does."
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