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16th Feb '18 9:36:17 PM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': After Leona finishing explaining to Sector V about how she discovered the FountainOfYouth, she immediately tries to kill them with the fountain's water because they now know her secret.
13th Feb '18 8:49:47 PM icyblue87
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* This gem from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDs63NxT5q0&feature=youtu.be&t=2m31s The Best VRChat Moments on Twitch]]
5th Feb '18 10:28:22 PM BattleMaster
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* Exploited in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "In The Pale Moonlight." After the Romulan councilor figures out that the data rod Commander Sisko gave him is a fake, he heads home to the Romulan empire when his shuttle suddenly explodes because Garak put a bomb on it. As Garak explains it, the Romulans will find the shuttle and assume that the Dominion murdered the councilor to try and keep him from informing the Empire about the Dominion's plans and the irregularities in the data rod are a result of the explosion.
14th Jan '18 4:56:27 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[spoiler:Allen Schezar's father Leon]] from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is believed to have abandoned his family, but this is what ''actually'' happened to him. [[spoiler: Several years ago, the Zaibach Empire targeted him because he had gathered lots of information on the Draconians ''and'' was about to blow their cover. When they managed to find Leon, they took his notes and killed him.]] [[spoiler: Allen doesn't learn about this for ''several'' years, when he confronts Leon's spirit and tries to call him out on what he believes to have been ParentalAbandonment. When he learns that Leon never left the family, he eventually makes peace with him.]]

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* [[spoiler:Allen Schezar's father Leon]] from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is believed to have abandoned his family, but this is what ''actually'' happened to him. [[spoiler: Several years ago, the Zaibach Empire targeted him because he had gathered lots of information on the Draconians ''and'' was about to blow their cover. When they managed to find Leon, they took his notes and killed him.]] [[spoiler: Allen doesn't His son was so badly damaged by all of this but didn't learn about this the truth for ''several'' years, when [[spoiler:when he confronts confronted Leon's spirit and tries tried to call him out on what he believes to have been ParentalAbandonment. When he learns After learning that Leon never left abandoned the family, he they eventually makes peace with him.make peace.]]


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* In ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'', some people are attacked and either killed/nearly killed because of this trope:
** [[spoiler: Maya Asabuki]] from the BoardingSchool case had a videotape that could potentially ruin the plans of the killer, and when the culprit found out, they attacked her to take the tape and silence her. [[spoiler: She died in the manga, but [[SparedByTheAdaptation (barely) survived in the anime]].]]
** In a case involving the murder of aspirant actresses during auditions, [[spoiler: Sakurako Yukihira]] was caught searching for evidence by [[spoiler: Meiousei agents]] and put in a cruel DeathTrap. Kyuu barely managed to find her before she died.
14th Jan '18 2:49:15 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/BreakheartPass'', Capt. Oakland, Lt. Newell and the fireman are all murdered because they discover too much about the conspiracy and what is really going on at the fort.
3rd Jan '18 10:50:43 AM sgamer82
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* A constant danger for the protagonists in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. Their knowledge of Safehold's status as a LostColony in MedievalStasis would be blasphemous to the average person, so they have to be insanely cautious about who they let in on the knowledge. Those people are also told, if they don't work it out themselves, that if there's any danger of betrayal they'll be forced to take measures.

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* A ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'':
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constant danger for the protagonists in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. Their protagonists, as their knowledge of Safehold's status as a LostColony in MedievalStasis would be blasphemous to the average person, so they person. They have to be insanely cautious about who they let in on the knowledge. Those people are also told, if they don't work it out themselves, that if there's any danger of betrayal they'll be forced to take measures.


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** In later books, the protagonists start using Merlin's cave complex deep in the mountains to house such individuals as a compromise. Those still deciding where they stand, or who can not bring themselves to become allies of the protagonists, can be kept there in isolation and physical safety, unable to be a risk to the Inner Circle, and allowing the Inner Circle to avoid being any more ruthless than absolutely necessary. They even offer their "prisoners of state" the option of cryo-sleep so they can awake after the conflict has ended if they so wish.
12th Dec '17 11:33:57 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Two of the women figure out who invited them to stay at Shin's house over the course of the story and get killed as a result.
9th Dec '17 10:52:15 PM MasterN
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A common variant is that the person who purportedly knows too much doesn't actually know anything at all (or at least, doesn't understand what knowledge they have) -- but the overly paranoid conspirators believe that they do, thus leading to their campaign of persecution. There's a good chance the hero will eventually get sick of being relentlessly hounded/threatened/shot at by the conspirators and start fighting back. In the process, they usually learn the "real" secret anyway by constantly coming into contact with said conspirators at every turn and eventually will find a way to bring the plan to ruin. The ironic conclusion, of course, is that [[RevealingCoverup if the Big Bad had just relaxed and left the person alone, they'd have succeeded]].

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A common variant is that the person who purportedly knows too much doesn't actually know anything at all (or at least, doesn't understand what knowledge they have) -- but the overly paranoid conspirators believe that they do, thus leading to their campaign of persecution. There's a good chance the hero will eventually get sick of being relentlessly hounded/threatened/shot at by the conspirators and start fighting back. In the process, they usually learn the "real" secret anyway by constantly coming into contact with said conspirators at every turn and eventually will find a way to bring the plan to ruin. The ironic conclusion, of course, is that if the BigBad [[RevealingCoverup if the Big Bad had just relaxed and left the person alone, they'd have succeeded]].
30th Nov '17 1:17:16 PM Killerweinerdog
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sonny}}'', this is the reason the [[MegaCorp ZPCI]] board the White November in the first game and destroy the village in the second game. In the former, Sonny kills the soldiers after they take out Louis, escaping on a lifeboat after receiving the MacGuffin. In the latter, Sonny and his crew fight the leader of the troops briefly before fleeing on an old train.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sonny}}'', this is the reason the [[MegaCorp ZPCI]] board the White November ''White November'' in the first game and destroy the village in the second game. In the former, Sonny kills the soldiers after they take out Louis, escaping on a lifeboat after receiving the MacGuffin. In the latter, Sonny and his crew fight the leader of the troops briefly before fleeing on an old train.
30th Nov '17 1:15:59 PM Killerweinerdog
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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'': After sending all of the TF141 to both of Makarov's safehouses, [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] betrays them all because he suspected that they knew about his plans to make the U.S. the most powerful country in the world.

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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'': After sending all of the TF141 Task Force 141 to both of Makarov's safehouses, [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] betrays them all because he suspected that they knew about his plans to make the U.S. the most powerful country in the world. [[note]]By snitching on one of ''his own men'' working undercover with Makarov, who subsequently executed the man and set him up to be found by Russian authorities, while at the same time leaking sufficient evidence to make Russia believe Makarov's terrorist activities were American-sponsored and launch an invasion of the U.S. East Coast in retaliation. With the U.S. in such a crisis, enlistment soared and Shepard was essentially given a blank check by the Department of Defense.[[/note]]
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