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9th Apr '16 8:09:53 PM Thranx
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** This is especially true in cases where regulations designed to protect the species make its habitat impossible to develop or exploit; property owners who discover such species on their land have a financial incentive not to report them -- and the easiest way to cover up this crime is to get rid of the endangered animals.
7th Apr '16 3:20:32 PM GaidinBDJ
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--> "There's something here that doesn't make sense. Let's go and poke it with a stick."

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--> "There's something here that doesn't make sense. Let's go and poke it with '''The Doctor:''' ...And how am I gonna react when I see this? A great, big, threatening button. A great, big, threatening button which must not be pressed under any circumstances, am I right? Looks like some sort of control matrix. [...] I really don't know who I am. I don't know when to stop. So if I see a stick."great, big, threatening button which should never ever ever be pressed, then I just want to do this: ''[presses button]''
2nd Apr '16 5:32:04 AM TrollBrutal
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* In ''Series/MastersOfSex'', while it becomes an academic success, the book about the study of human sexual respondes barely sells its first edition. Masters has the idea to wrap it under plain brown paper to elicit curiosity from the public as something mysterious, illicit. It quickly finds a second wind among regular readers.

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* In ''Series/MastersOfSex'', while it becomes an academic success, the book about the study of human sexual respondes response barely sells its first edition. Masters [[InvokedTrope has the idea idea]] to wrap it under plain brown paper to elicit curiosity from the public as something mysterious, illicit. It quickly finds a second wind among regular readers.
2nd Apr '16 5:31:04 AM TrollBrutal
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* In ''Series/MastersOfSex'', while it becomes an academic success, the book about the study of human sexual respondes barely sells its first edition. Masters has the idea to wrap it under plain brown paper to elicit curiosity from the public as something mysterious, illicit. It quickly finds a second wind among regular readers.
29th Mar '16 10:04:06 PM DarkHunter
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** [[MagnificentBastard The Patrician]] has been known to make Vimes take a case by forbidding him to investigate.

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** [[MagnificentBastard The Patrician]] has been known to make Vimes take a case by forbidding him to investigate. Although he once accidentally went a bit too far and actually discouraged Vimes from investigating when he secretly wanted Vimes to do so. Balance is important when invoking this trope.
29th Mar '16 10:10:29 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Around 2012, this was EA's marketing team's preferred technique. To promote ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'', this team created a fake protest of people offended by the game's depiction of Christianity. ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'''s advertising consisted solely of middle-aged and elderly people, mostly women, being horrified and disgusted at viewing footage of the game, then talking about how no one should be playing it. In other words, both of these games are selling themselves as being abhorrent to the MoralGuardians, and that alone would be appealing. WebOriginal/ExtraCredits thoroughly chewed up this marketing team in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh3FN3YCwYk this video.]]
26th Mar '16 9:44:25 PM marethyu759
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--> '''Tali''': I mean a young woman gets rescued by [[KnightInShiningArmour a dashing commander]] who lets her join his crew and then goes off to ''save the galaxy?'' How could she ''not'' develop an interest in him?

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--> '''Tali''': I mean a young woman gets rescued by [[KnightInShiningArmour a dashing commander]] who lets her join his crew and then goes off to ''save the galaxy?'' How could she ''not'' ''possibly'' develop an interest in him?
22nd Mar '16 9:06:02 AM DavidDelony
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* Unlicensed video games had a certain mystique when Nintendo and other companies kept a shorter leash on video game developers.

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* Unlicensed console video games had a certain mystique when Nintendo and other companies kept a shorter leash on video game developers.
6th Mar '16 5:25:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one segment of the ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' movie involves a man who witnesses a demonic monster brutally murder someone. The monster spares his life on the condition that he never tell anyone else about it. Years later, the man is married to a beautiful woman and has two children... guess what he does? [[spoiler: The minute he tells his wife about the monster and the killing, she ''turns into the monster'' and kills him, then leaves with her now-equally demonic-looking children.]]

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* In one segment of the ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' ''Film/TalesFromTheDarkside'' movie involves a man who witnesses a demonic monster brutally murder someone. The monster spares his life on the condition that he never tell anyone else about it. Years later, the man is married to a beautiful woman and has two children... guess what he does? [[spoiler: The minute he tells his wife about the monster and the killing, she ''turns into the monster'' and kills him, then leaves with her now-equally demonic-looking children.]]



* PansLabyrinth's Pale Man would like to draw your attention to the wonderful food before it [[spoiler: and away from [[EyesDoNotBelongThere its hands]]. [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily And its mouth]]. [[EyelessFace And its]] [[NightmareFace ''face'']].]] [[color:white: And the fact that it's behind you right about now!]]
* Represented by the Holy Grail in IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade. The grail could not leave its resting place and acted as a forbidden fruit that no one was supposed to obtain. Dr. Elsa Schneider discovered this [[spoiler: the hard way when she tried to take the grail out of the temple and triggered a CataclysmClimax. She found herself suspended above a deep chasm with a choice to let Indiana pull her to safety or reach for the grail. Obsessed, she thought she could reach it, but fell to her death when her hand suddenly slipped out of its leather glove. Indy himself almost repeats the tragedy until his dad [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious calls him Indiana rather than Junior]], which is enough of a surprise to make Indy listen and climb out]].

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* PansLabyrinth's ''Film/PansLabyrinth'': The Pale Man would like to draw your attention to the wonderful food before it [[spoiler: and away from [[EyesDoNotBelongThere its hands]]. [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily And its mouth]]. [[EyelessFace And its]] [[NightmareFace ''face'']].]] [[color:white: And the fact that it's behind you right about now!]]
* Represented by the Holy Grail in IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade.''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. The grail could not leave its resting place and acted as a forbidden fruit that no one was supposed to obtain. Dr. Elsa Schneider discovered this [[spoiler: the hard way when she tried to take the grail out of the temple and triggered a CataclysmClimax. She found herself suspended above a deep chasm with a choice to let Indiana pull her to safety or reach for the grail. Obsessed, she thought she could reach it, but fell to her death when her hand suddenly slipped out of its leather glove. Indy himself almost repeats the tragedy until his dad [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious calls him Indiana rather than Junior]], which is enough of a surprise to make Indy listen and climb out]].
27th Feb '16 2:25:04 PM StFan
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* The sealed door at the Fuuka Shrine in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', episode 6. Mai and her friends are warned ahead of time by Shiho's grandfather never to open it, out of fear of unleashing a great evil. Midori, who had been sneaking around the place all day playing AdventurerArchaeologist, gets locked inside the shrine with seemingly no way out. She didn't hear the warning. Guess what happens next.

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* The sealed door at the Fuuka Shrine in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', ''Anime/MaiHime'', episode 6. Mai and her friends are warned ahead of time by Shiho's grandfather never to open it, out of fear of unleashing a great evil. Midori, who had been sneaking around the place all day playing AdventurerArchaeologist, gets locked inside the shrine with seemingly no way out. She didn't hear the warning. Guess what happens next.
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