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27th Aug '16 3:11:57 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* ''Series/Doctor Who''

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** The Silence played this role during Series 5 of Doctor Who, with their presence only being alluded to by the term "Silence Will Fall" or some variation of it. [[spoiler: They are later revealed to be the ones responsible for blowing up the Doctor's TARDIS in the penultimate episode of Series 5, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens.]]"

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** The Silence played this role during Series 5 of Doctor Who, with their presence only being alluded to by the term "Silence Will Fall" or some variation of it. [[spoiler: They are later revealed to be the ones responsible for blowing up the Doctor's TARDIS in the penultimate episode of Series 5, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens.]]"]]]]"
27th Aug '16 3:11:15 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* In ''Series/Doctor Who'', the creatures inside the Daleks fitted this trope for the first few years of the show's run, with only the occasional (and often contradictory) hint as to their true nature. A hand was seen in the first story, a 'time-destructed' octopus in the fourth, and so on. This added considerably to their menace.

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creatures inside the Daleks fitted this trope for the first few years of the show's run, with only the occasional (and often contradictory) hint as to their true nature. A hand was seen in the first story, a 'time-destructed' octopus in the fourth, and so on. This added considerably to their menace.menace.
** The Silence played this role during Series 5 of Doctor Who, with their presence only being alluded to by the term "Silence Will Fall" or some variation of it. [[spoiler: They are later revealed to be the ones responsible for blowing up the Doctor's TARDIS in the penultimate episode of Series 5, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens.]]"
*** [[spoiler: The Silence have aliens that work for them called "Silents", which are aliens that are forgotten about the moment you turn away from them. So with that in mind, [[FridgeHorror who's to say that these Silents were there all along in Series 5, but were just forgotten about?]] But what about the fact that they were never seen onscreen, you may ask? [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou Who's to say that the viewers didn't also forget about these Silents as well?]]]]
19th Aug '16 7:03:39 PM themisterfree
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** Also subverted for much of the 1980s on WNBC, NBC's flagship station- he announced their ''Live at Five'' newscast from 1980 until around 1990 (and made a return for its' last edition in 1991 (it's been revived a few times since, though)), and starting around 1984, he'd be seen on-camera doing the announcement live.
14th Aug '16 10:40:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Despite being clearly seen in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', [[spoiler:The Gravemind]] is never seen beyond his tentacles in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', much to the annoyance of many fans.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Despite being clearly seen in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', [[spoiler:The Gravemind]] is never seen beyond his tentacles in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', much to the annoyance of many fans.
18th Jul '16 10:39:32 PM stewyworks333
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* Inverted with [[UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}} Mustafa Kemal Ataturk]], where it is seen as illegal to hide or blur his image. To the point where Russian internet company, Yandex, and their version of [[Creator/{{Google}} Street View]] had to go back and unblur all the accidental blurring of his face.


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3rd Jul '16 6:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{LEGO}} outright forbid the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' writers to give away what the [[{{Precursors}} Great Beings]] look like. Since the story was mostly told in written form, this wasn't a problem. In two instances, though, they have gone against the rule -- images in the ''Mata Nui Saga'' included tiny silhouettes of them, and a pre-existing toy of another character was retroactively revealed to have been a [[KingIncognito disguised Great Being]]. The latter is a DoubleSubversion, since while it's a tangible representation of a GB, it doesn't look like one.

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* Franchise/{{LEGO}} outright forbid the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' writers to give away what the [[{{Precursors}} Great Beings]] look like. Since the story was mostly told in written form, this wasn't a problem. In two instances, though, they have gone against the rule -- images in the ''Mata Nui Saga'' included tiny silhouettes of them, and a pre-existing toy of another character was retroactively revealed to have been a [[KingIncognito disguised Great Being]]. The latter is a DoubleSubversion, since while it's a tangible representation of a GB, it doesn't look like one.
30th Jun '16 5:06:08 AM DoubleDDucky
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* Mrs. Lovett's rival in the pie business in ''Theatre/SweeneyTodd'', Mrs. Mooney. She is mentioned several times throughout the play and her apparent use of house cats for meat in her pies at least partially inspires Lovett to use a [[TheSecretofLongPorkPies secret ingredient]] in hers, but she is never seen on stage.
25th Jun '16 10:50:43 AM Hoven
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[[caption-width-right:320: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle We would show you a character but]] [[TitleDrop he must not be seen]].]]
4th Jun '16 8:43:22 PM shawnvw
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** The same tactic was used in the original silent version of ''Film/BenHur''.
2nd Jun '16 6:26:31 AM Freezer
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* In ''Webcomic/NicoleAndDerek'', we have yet to see the grown-up Cerise Namir, only hearing from her in text exchanges with Derek, her cousin.

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* In ''Webcomic/NicoleAndDerek'', we have yet to see the grown-up [[Webcomic/NamirDeiter Cerise Namir, Namir]], only hearing from her in text exchanges with Derek, her cousin.
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