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13th May '17 11:18:26 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The Index of Prohibited Books created by the Roman Catholic Church during the Renaissance. Something on this list will be almost guaranteed to be a bestseller. Most of them are pretty boring though, prohibited for some obscure technicality.

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* The Index of Prohibited Books created by the Roman Catholic Church during the Renaissance. Something on this list will be almost guaranteed to be a bestseller. Most of them are pretty boring though, prohibited for some obscure technicality. Probably the most famous is the ''Literature/MalleusMaleficarum'', which got so famous that many people still think it was endorsed by the Inquisition rather than condemned.
10th Apr '17 9:24:38 AM DustSnitch
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* The TropeNamer can be found in the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Genesis]] Chapter 3.



* The TropeNamer -- the original Forbidden Fruit comes from the Literature/BookOfGenesis. God gives free reign to the first two humans over everything in the perfect Garden of Eden, except for one tree, because eating of it's fruits will kill them. Unfortunately, a wily serpent manages to tempt the two into eating it out of their desires to be god-like, leading them to be expelled from the Garden and introduce humanity to pain and death. [[SadlyMythtaken The exact species of fruit wasn't mentioned.]] Much like FourIsDeath, [[StealthPun it's portrayed as an apple because the Latin word for apple, malus, also means "evil".]]
--->'''Genesis 2:16-17''' : And the L[-ORD-] God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

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* The TropeNamer -- the original Forbidden Fruit comes from the Literature/BookOfGenesis. God {{God}} gives free reign to the first two humans over everything in the perfect paradisal Garden of Eden, except for one tree, because eating of it's its fruits will kill them. cause them to die. Unfortunately, a wily serpent manages to tempt the two into eating it the fruit out of their desires desire to be god-like, leading them to be expelled from the Garden and introduce humanity to pain and death. [[SadlyMythtaken The exact species of fruit wasn't mentioned.]] Much like FourIsDeath, [[StealthPun it's portrayed as an apple because the Latin word for apple, malus, [[StealthPun also means "evil".]]
--->'''Genesis -->'''Genesis 2:16-17''' : And the L[-ORD-] God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
10th Apr '17 9:21:56 AM DustSnitch
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The trope takes its name from the Bible, where Eve is tempted into eating the Forbidden Fruit (an [[TemptingApple apple]], according to {{Fanon}}), making this OlderThanFeudalism. (It is also theorized that the "forbidden fruit" of the Bible was actually a fig or a pomegranate, the forbidden Underworld food that did in Persephone, but that's another tale.)

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The trope takes its name from the Bible, Literature/BookOfGenesis, where Eve is tempted into eating the Forbidden Fruit (an [[TemptingApple apple]], according to {{Fanon}}), making this OlderThanFeudalism. (It is also theorized that the "forbidden fruit" of the Bible Genesis was actually a fig or a pomegranate, the forbidden Underworld food that did in Persephone, but that's another tale.)



* There was a short story that subverted the [[Literature/BookOfGenesis Biblical account]], in which Adam and Eve eat the fruit, are confronted by God, and openly admit to doing so: it's ''their'' garden now, and God ''gave'' them the wit to make choices for themselves, so why shouldn't they exercise it? If he wants unquestioning lackeys, God will just have to destroy them both and make some replacements. Seeing that this pair of humans would rather stand up for their principles than cower or lie, God embraces them both, pleased that he's ''finally'' gotten it right.



* The TropeNamer -- the original Forbidden Fruit in the [[Literature/TheBible Garden of Eden]].

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* The TropeNamer -- the original Forbidden Fruit comes from the Literature/BookOfGenesis. God gives free reign to the first two humans over everything in the [[Literature/TheBible perfect Garden of Eden]].Eden, except for one tree, because eating of it's fruits will kill them. Unfortunately, a wily serpent manages to tempt the two into eating it out of their desires to be god-like, leading them to be expelled from the Garden and introduce humanity to pain and death. [[SadlyMythtaken The exact species of fruit wasn't mentioned.]] Much like FourIsDeath, [[StealthPun it's portrayed as an apple because the Latin word for apple, malus, also means "evil".]]



** There was a short story about the subversion of this example, in which Adam and Eve eat the fruit, are confronted by God, and openly admit to doing so: it's ''their'' garden now, and God ''gave'' them the wit to make choices for themselves, so why shouldn't they exercise it? If he wants unquestioning lackeys, God will just have to destroy them both and make some replacements. Seeing that this pair of humans would rather stand up for their principles than cower or lie, God embraces them both, pleased that he's ''finally'' gotten it right.[[note]] Of course, in the real story,[[spoiler: [[BlameGame Adam puts the blame on Eve for telling him to eat the fruit, Eve puts the blame on the snake for telling her to eat the fruit and God ends up punishing them all.]]]][[/note]]
** [[SadlyMythtaken The exact species of fruit wasn't mentioned.]] Much like FourIsDeath, [[StealthPun it's portrayed as an apple because the Latin word for apple, malus, also means "evil".]]
1st Apr '17 7:22:24 AM Trogdor
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* WebVideo/SargonOfAkkad claimed that a part of the reason that the "Kekistan" meme became so popular was because it irritated the Alt-Right.
19th Mar '17 10:32:38 PM DavidDelony
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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.

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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. Most of them were terrible, including the infamous ''VideoGame/Action52''.
13th Mar '17 6:05:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.

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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.
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!"
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