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* ''Series/TheExpanse'': Joe Miller, a [[HardboiledDetective detective of Star Helix Security]], finds an important clue in the [[TheConspiracy leading mystery of the season]]. When he presents it to [[spoiler:his employer]], she asks him the question word by word as well as asking him whether he made any copies. When he answers no to both questions ([[spoiler:the former being a lie]]), she [[spoiler:secures the evidence in her safe, revokes all his security clearances, fires him, and has him forcibly removed from the building]].
9th Jan '16 2:31:28 PM StFan
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[[folder: Comic Books ]][[folder:Comedy ]] * Daniel Tosh has this act on his CD "True Stories I Made Up": -->"My biggest fear is that my neighbor will knock on my door: 'Daniel, get out here! I just won the lottery! I'm out of here for good!' '...Have you told anybody yet?' 'No, you're the first one!' ...I don't know if you can cremate someone in a gas fireplace, but I'll find out. Feet first, I reckon." [[/folder]] [[folder:Comic Books]]

[[folder: Fan Works ]] * Subverted in the first chapter of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy''. After eagerly accepting an invitation to meet her former boyfriend Philip (who has been missing for five years) at Graceland, Sofia finds the usually crowded tourist spot deserted, and Philip no longer how she remembered him, threatening her with a gun. She has no idea what's going on, but when he asks if she told anyone she was coming, she does say she "told a few people", the narrative specifically saying she had "seen enough movies to know what happened to someone who replied in the negative". * Subverted in ''[[ Street Sharks Redux]]'', when the protagonists are forced to use a disk of still-encrypted information they stole from Dr. Paradigm in exchange for Slamu's return. Ripster worries, among other things, that the doctor will think they made copies and not accept, but the matter isn't even brought up. [[spoiler:It's later revealed to have been a moot issue. The doctor set up the information to release a massive virus if it was decrypted, so it didn't matter to him if they ''had'' told anyone else. Furthermore, they had - they dumped the encrypted information on the internet, daring hackers to try to get into it.]]
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[[folder: Fan Works ]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Subverted {{Inverted}} in ''ComicStrip/{{Sovisa}}''. Aleksei reports to his captain about a strange signal that was sent from their ship. When the first chapter of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy''. After eagerly accepting an invitation to meet her former boyfriend Philip (who has been missing for five years) at Graceland, Sofia finds the usually crowded tourist spot deserted, and Philip no longer how she remembered him, threatening her with a gun. She has no idea what's going on, but when he captain asks if she he's told anyone she was coming, she does say she "told a few people", the narrative specifically saying she had "seen enough movies to know what happened to someone who replied rest of the crew yet, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Aleksei simply shoots him point blank in the negative". * Subverted in ''[[ Street Sharks Redux]]'', when the protagonists are forced to use a disk of still-encrypted information they stole from Dr. Paradigm in exchange for Slamu's return. Ripster worries, among other things, that the doctor will think they made copies chest]] and not accept, but the matter isn't even brought up. [[spoiler:It's later revealed to have been a moot issue. The doctor set up the information to release a massive virus if it was decrypted, so it didn't matter to him if they ''had'' told anyone else. Furthermore, they had - they dumped the encrypted information on the internet, daring hackers to try to get into it.]][[ThrownOutTheAirlock ejects his body out an airlock]].

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[[folder:Fan Works]] * Subverted in the first chapter of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy''. After eagerly accepting an invitation to meet her former boyfriend Philip (who has been missing for five years) at Graceland, Sofia finds the usually crowded tourist spot deserted, and Philip no longer how she remembered him, threatening her with a gun. She has no idea what's going on, but when he asks if she told anyone she was coming, she does say she "told a few people", the narrative specifically saying she had "seen enough movies to know what happened to someone who replied in the negative". * Subverted in ''[[ Street Sharks Redux]]'', when the protagonists are forced to use a disk of still-encrypted information they stole from Dr. Paradigm in exchange for Slamu's return. Ripster worries, among other things, that the doctor will think they made copies and not accept, but the matter isn't even brought up. [[spoiler:It's later revealed to have been a moot issue. The doctor set up the information to release a massive virus if it was decrypted, so it didn't matter to him if they ''had'' told anyone else. Furthermore, they had - they dumped the encrypted information on the internet, daring hackers to try to get into it.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animated]]Animation]]

* In ''Film/TheRing'', [[IntrepidReporter Rachel]] confronts Samara's father about the [[ArtifactOfDeath Cursed Video]]: -->'''Mr. Morgan''': Who have you told this to? -->'''Rachel''': No one. -->'''Mr. Morgan''': (brandishes an iron hook) Is that the only one? -->'''Rachel''': I... made a copy. -->(Implying that he knows about the Tape and what it does, and was willing to kill Rachel either to spare her a gruesome death or stop the curse from spreading right then and there. But since she made a copy ([[spoiler:and is thus saved, albeit unknowingly]]), killing her would be pointless.)
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* In ''Film/TheRing'', [[IntrepidReporter Rachel]] confronts Samara's father about the [[ArtifactOfDeath Cursed Video]]: Video]]. It's implyed that he knows about the Tape and what it does, and was willing to kill Rachel either to spare her a gruesome death or stop the curse from spreading right then and there. But since she made a copy ([[spoiler:and is thus saved, albeit unknowingly]]), killing her would be pointless. -->'''Mr. Morgan''': Morgan:''' Who have you told this to? -->'''Rachel''': to?\\ '''Rachel:''' No one. -->'''Mr. Morgan''': (brandishes one.\\ '''Mr. Morgan:''' (''brandishes an iron hook) hook'') Is that the only one? -->'''Rachel''': one?\\ '''Rachel:''' I... made a copy. -->(Implying that he knows about the Tape and what it does, and was willing to kill Rachel either to spare her a gruesome death or stop the curse from spreading right then and there. But since she made a copy ([[spoiler:and is thus saved, albeit unknowingly]]), killing her would be pointless.)copy.\\

-->'''Wolfgang von Wolfhausen''':Who else know of this package? -->'''German Messenger''': Oh [[GenreBlindness absolutely no one]]. Only me. It's just me. -->'''Wolfgang von Wolfhausen''': Dispose of him!
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-->'''Wolfgang von Wolfhausen''':Who Wolfhausen:''' Who else know of this package? -->'''German Messenger''': package?\\ '''German Messenger:''' Oh [[GenreBlindness absolutely no one]]. Only me. It's just me. -->'''Wolfgang me.\\ '''Wolfgang von Wolfhausen''': Wolfhausen:''' Dispose of him!

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * {{Inverted}} in ''{{Sovisa}}''. Aleksei reports to his captain about a strange signal that was sent from their ship. When the captain asks if he's told the rest of the crew yet, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Aleksei simply shoots him point blank in the chest]] and [[ThrownOutTheAirlock ejects his body out an airlock]].
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] [[folder:Video Games]] * {{Inverted}} In the first ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' game, this happened to a medical expert you already rescued once. When she realizes the origins of the virus a [[AnimalWrongsGroup terrorist group]] plans to release, she calls one of your other advisers, who asked her this. After she says no, several terrorists come knocking on her doorstep. * At the end of chapter 6 in ''{{Sovisa}}''. Aleksei reports to ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Dimentio appears before Mr. L (a BrainwashedAndCrazy Luigi) and asks him how his captain about fight against the heroes went (knowing full well he lost). When Luigi tells him, he basically says "So the Count doesn't know what happened to you?" and blows him up. * Early on in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' a strange signal that was sent from their ship. mob boss meets with one of his goons, who'd just robbed a tech lab on the boss' orders but attracted a lot of police attention doing so and got his partner killed. The boss spends a couple minutes telling the goon to relax, then asks him "Get a chance to talk to your momma? Your friends? Your girl?" When the captain asks if he's told [[OhCrap suddenly even more apprehensive]] goon says no, the rest of the crew yet, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Aleksei simply shoots him point blank in the chest]] boss and [[ThrownOutTheAirlock ejects his body out an airlock]].bodyguard jump him.

[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]] * Daniel Tosh has this act on his CD "True Stories I Made Up": -->"My biggest fear is that my neighbor will knock on my door: 'Daniel, get out here! I just won the lottery! I'm out of here for good!' '...Have you told anybody yet?' 'No, you're the first one!' ...I don't know if you can cremate someone in a gas fireplace, but I'll find out. Feet first, I reckon."
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[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]] [[folder:Web Original]] * Daniel Tosh has this act on his CD "True Stories I Made Up": -->"My biggest fear Played straight [[http://qntm.org/socks this]] ''Website/ThingsOfInterest'' fiction, where the person being told the info is mind-controlled by the evil aliens. * Averted by FrancisEDec. He was convinced that my neighbor will knock on my door: 'Daniel, get Gangster Government is after him because he found out here! I just won the lottery! I'm truth, so he started to send the truth out to thousands of here for good!' '...Have you told anybody yet?' 'No, you're the first one!' ...I don't know if you can cremate someone in a gas fireplace, but I'll find out. Feet first, I reckon."random people, figuring that Gangster Computer God can't kill them all.

[[folder: Video Games]] * In the first ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' game, this happened to a medical expert you already rescued once. When she realizes the origins of the virus a [[AnimalWrongsGroup terrorist group]] plans to release, she calls one of your other advisers, who asked her this. After she says no, several terrorists come knocking on her doorstep. * At the end of chapter 6 in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Dimentio appears before Mr. L (a BrainwashedAndCrazy Luigi) and asks him how his fight against the heroes went (knowing full well he lost). When Luigi tells him, he basically says "So the Count doesn't know what happened to you?" and blows him up. * Early on in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' a mob boss meets with one of his goons, who'd just robbed a tech lab on the boss' orders but attracted a lot of police attention doing so and got his partner killed. The boss spends a couple minutes telling the goon to relax, then asks him "Get a chance to talk to your momma? Your friends? Your girl?" When the [[OhCrap suddenly even more apprehensive]] goon says no, the boss and his bodyguard jump him.
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[[folder: Video Games]] [[folder:Web Comics]] * In ''Webcomic/{{Kaspall}}'', [[http://kaspall.com/comic/2010/12/05.html the first ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' game, this happened to only person they told was a medical expert you already rescued once. When she realizes the origins of the virus a [[AnimalWrongsGroup terrorist group]] plans to release, she calls one of your other advisers, who asked her this. After she says no, several terrorists come knocking on her doorstep. * At the end of chapter 6 in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Dimentio appears before Mr. L (a BrainwashedAndCrazy Luigi) and asks him how his fight against the heroes went (knowing full well he lost). When Luigi tells him, he basically says "So the Count doesn't know what happened to you?" and blows him up. * Early on in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' a mob boss meets with one of his goons, who'd just robbed a tech lab on the boss' orders but attracted a lot of trustworthy police attention doing so and got his partner killed. The boss spends a couple minutes telling sergeant]] -- in fact, trustworthy enough [[GenreSavvy to call them idiots for not reporting it earlier]]. * In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0830.html #830]], [[CoDragons Tsukiko tells Redcloak]] that she's figured out that he's been deceiving [[BigBad Xykon]]- the goon ritual to relax, 'control' the [[EldritchAbomination Snarl]] won't have the effect Xykon expects - then asks him "Get a chance boasts about how she'll use that information to talk to your momma? Your friends? Your girl?" When the [[OhCrap suddenly even more apprehensive]] goon says no, the boss and his ruin him. Redcloak (who, as a 17th level evil cleric, can automatically Command any Undead with 9 HD or less, such as Tsukiko's personal bodyguard jump him.of wights) promptly orders Tsukiko's undead thralls to seize her, devour her [[LifeEnergy life force]], then eat her corpse to prevent any chance of her being magically resurrected. Then eat each other. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Then for the last one to set itself on fire. In the fireplace, please.]] -->'''Redcloak''': Because, let's be clear: if I have tolerated your humiliating attempts to undercut my authority before, it was only because killing you would've upset the delicate puppet strings upon which "Lord Xykon" unknowingly dances. But if you're going to stand there and tell me that you'll expose one of those strings to him? If you're going to be THAT stupid? There can be only one rational response to ''that''. * Subverted in [[http://gunshowcomic.com/383 this]] ''Webcomic/GunShow'' strip; the offending employee is thanked and asked to leave the room while the boss takes care of the problem. * [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-10-14 Preemptively averted]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' when an officer is confronted by someone she knows to be an undercover intelligence agent for some very nasty people intent on "suppressing" the information she's just become a party to. In the guise of being helpful she quickly explains that as a spy herself, she's equipped with implants for full audio-visual surveillance, [[GenreSavvy which are also broadcasting a live steam to her controllers on board an enormous warship.]]

[[folder:Web Original]] * Played straight [[http://qntm.org/socks this]] ''Website/ThingsOfInterest'' fiction, where the person being told the info is mind-controlled by the evil aliens. * Averted by FrancisEDec. He was convinced that Gangster Government is after him because he found out the truth, so he started to send the truth out to thousands of random people, figuring that Gangster Computer God can't kill them all. [[/folder]] [[folder:Webcomics]] * In ''Webcomic/{{Kaspall}}'', [[http://kaspall.com/comic/2010/12/05.html the only person they told was a trustworthy police sergeant]] -- in fact, trustworthy enough [[GenreSavvy to call them idiots for not reporting it earlier]]. * In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0830.html #830]], [[CoDragons Tsukiko tells Redcloak]] that she's figured out that he's been deceiving [[BigBad Xykon]]- the ritual to 'control' the [[EldritchAbomination Snarl]] won't have the effect Xykon expects - then boasts about how she'll use that information to ruin him. Redcloak (who, as a 17th level evil cleric, can automatically Command any Undead with 9 HD or less, such as Tsukiko's personal bodyguard of wights) promptly orders Tsukiko's undead thralls to seize her, devour her [[LifeEnergy life force]], then eat her corpse to prevent any chance of her being magically resurrected. Then eat each other. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Then for the last one to set itself on fire. In the fireplace, please.]] -->'''Redcloak''': Because, let's be clear: if I have tolerated your humiliating attempts to undercut my authority before, it was only because killing you would've upset the delicate puppet strings upon which "Lord Xykon" unknowingly dances. But if you're going to stand there and tell me that you'll expose one of those strings to him? If you're going to be THAT stupid? There can be only one rational response to ''that''. * Subverted in [[http://gunshowcomic.com/383 this]] ''Webcomic/GunShow'' strip; the offending employee is thanked and asked to leave the room while the boss takes care of the problem. * [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-10-14 Preemptively averted]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' when an officer is confronted by someone she knows to be an undercover intelligence agent for some very nasty people intent on "suppressing" the information she's just become a party to. In the guise of being helpful she quickly explains that as a spy herself, she's equipped with implants for full audio-visual surveillance, [[GenreSavvy which are also broadcasting a live steam to her controllers on board an enormous warship.]] [[/folder]]

-->'''Eddy's brother''': Do Mom and Dad know you're here? -->'''Eddy''': As if. -->'''Eddy's brother''': Does ''anyone'' know you're here? -->'''Eddy''': Only these chumps who chased us here. * Suprisingly subverted in the animated version of ''{{Spawn}}'', where Jason Wynn delivers that line to Terry... but let him leave even though he didn't tell anyone for two reasons: Terry is loyal enough to him to actually not tell anyone for now, and because Wynn isn't 100% certain that Terry has uncovered ''all'' the evidence in question. May as well get it all in one place through a trusted stooge...
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-->'''Eddy's brother''': brother:''' Do Mom and Dad know you're here? -->'''Eddy''': here?\\ '''Eddy:''' As if. -->'''Eddy's brother''': if.\\ '''Eddy's brother:''' Does ''anyone'' know you're here? -->'''Eddy''': here?\\ '''Eddy:''' Only these chumps who chased us here. * Suprisingly subverted in the animated version of ''{{Spawn}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'', where Jason Wynn delivers that line to Terry... but let him leave even though he didn't tell anyone for two reasons: Terry is loyal enough to him to actually not tell anyone for now, and because Wynn isn't 100% certain that Terry has uncovered ''all'' the evidence in question. May as well get it all in one place through a trusted stooge...

29th Dec '15 5:28:37 PM DarkHunter
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-->'''Redcloak''': Because, let's be clear: if I have tolerated your humiliating attempts to undercut my authority before, it was only because killing you would upset the delicate puppet strings upon which "Lord Xykon" unknowingly dances. But if you're going to stand there and tell me that you'll expose one of those string to him? If you're going to be THAT stupid? There can be only one rational response to ''that''.
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-->'''Redcloak''': Because, let's be clear: if I have tolerated your humiliating attempts to undercut my authority before, it was only because killing you would would've upset the delicate puppet strings upon which "Lord Xykon" unknowingly dances. But if you're going to stand there and tell me that you'll expose one of those string strings to him? If you're going to be THAT stupid? There can be only one rational response to ''that''.
29th Dec '15 5:27:34 PM DarkHunter
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-->'''Redcloak''': Because, let's be clear: if I have tolerated your humiliating attempts to undercut my authority before, it was only because killing you would upset the delicate puppet strings upon which "Lord Xykon" unknowingly dances. But if you're going to stand there and tell me that you'll expose one of those string to him? If you're going to be THAT stupid? There can be only one rational response to ''that''.
30th Nov '15 6:16:33 AM GeneralSpecific
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* Used in the GrandFinale movie for ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' ** After spending the whole movie trying to get to his brother following a rather badly done scam, Eddy finally arrives. And this bit of {{Foreshadowing}} occurs.
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* Used in the GrandFinale movie for ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' ** ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': After spending the whole movie entirety of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' trying to get to his brother following a rather badly done scam, Eddy finally arrives. And arrives and this bit of {{Foreshadowing}} occurs.[[note]] While at first this seems something any big brother may ask, it becomes ''very'' creepy a few seconds later when we find out just [[TheSociopath what Eddy's Brother is really like.]] [[/note]]

** While at first, this seems like a thing any big brother may ask, this becomes ''very'' creepy a few seconds later when we find out just [[TheSociopath what Eddy's Brother is really like.]]
15th Nov '15 5:46:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the first of RumikoTakahashi's ''Manga/MermaidSaga'' stories (''A Mermaid Never Smiles'') several old women ask Yuta if there's anyone in town who will miss him if he's gone. He says no, and they kill him. Fortunately, it didn't take.
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* In the first of RumikoTakahashi's Creator/RumikoTakahashi's ''Manga/MermaidSaga'' stories (''A Mermaid Never Smiles'') several old women ask Yuta if there's anyone in town who will miss him if he's gone. He says no, and they kill him. Fortunately, it didn't take.
31st Oct '15 4:39:07 AM john_e
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* Defied in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite''. When Walter Hartright goes to confront Count Fosco, he brings written proof that he ''has'' left evidence with somebody else. In a sealed envelope, which will be opened should Hartright not return safely from his meeting with the Count.
14th Oct '15 5:36:10 PM GentlemensDame883
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** Defied with the gunsmith, who ''has'' planted incriminating evidence in case any of his customers decide to pull a fast one. The Jackal leaves him be.
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** Defied with the gunsmith, who ''has'' planted incriminating evidence in case any of his customers decide to pull a fast one.do anything funny. The Jackal leaves him be.
14th Oct '15 5:26:32 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In Frederick Forsyth's novel ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'', the forger providing the Jackal's false papers tries to [[MuggingTheMonster blackmail him]], fatally assuming the assassin is merely an upper class dilettante dabbling in the drug trade. The Jackal skillfully asks a number of questions (disguised as an attempt to wriggle out of the situation, or ensure that he won't have to pay another bribe to an associate) which establish that the forger hasn't given his photographs to anyone else and that no-one will come to this location and find his body for some time.
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* In Frederick Forsyth's novel ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'', the ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'': ** The forger providing the Jackal's false papers tries to [[MuggingTheMonster blackmail him]], fatally assuming the assassin is merely an upper class dilettante dabbling in the drug trade. The Jackal skillfully asks a number of questions (disguised as an attempt to wriggle out of the situation, or ensure that he won't have to pay another bribe to an associate) which establish that the forger hasn't given his photographs to anyone else and that no-one will come to this location and find his body for some time.time. ** Defied with the gunsmith, who ''has'' planted incriminating evidence in case any of his customers decide to pull a fast one. The Jackal leaves him be.
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