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12th Feb '18 10:32:50 AM Eddy1215
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Also, unfathomably, but usually necessary to the plot, the person who intercepted the letters has kept them, often for decades, instead of throwing them out, so we get a scene where the letters are finally delivered.

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Also, unfathomably, but usually necessary to the plot, the person who intercepted the letters has kept them, often for decades, instead of throwing them out, so we get a scene where the letters are finally delivered.
delivered. This can be a form of RelationshipSabotage if the letters being intercepted are between {{Love Interest}}s.



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* In the movie ''Heavyweights'', the evil camp counselor Tony had hid all the boys letters to make sure they never reached their parents.

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* In the movie ''Heavyweights'', ''Film/{{Heavyweights}}'', the evil camp counselor Tony had hid all the boys letters to make sure they never reached their parents.



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2nd Jan '18 5:49:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Lord Edgware Dies'', the actress Jane Wilkinson hires HerculePoirot to convince her estranged husband, Lord Edgware, to grant her a divorce. When Poirot meets with Edgware and passes on the request, the nobleman says that he's perfectly willing to grant the divorce and wrote to his wife months ago to tell her so. She denies ever having gotten the letter, and what happened to it is an important clue in solving [[ForegoneConclusion Lord Edgware's murder]]. [[spoiler: Lady Edgware is lying. She did get the letter but suppressed it herself.]]

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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Lord Edgware Dies'', the actress Jane Wilkinson hires HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot to convince her estranged husband, Lord Edgware, to grant her a divorce. When Poirot meets with Edgware and passes on the request, the nobleman says that he's perfectly willing to grant the divorce and wrote to his wife months ago to tell her so. She denies ever having gotten the letter, and what happened to it is an important clue in solving [[ForegoneConclusion Lord Edgware's murder]]. [[spoiler: Lady Edgware is lying. She did get the letter but suppressed it herself.]]
27th Aug '17 1:37:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''YuMeDream'': It's revealed that Fiona's godfather has been writing to her but her stepmother throws his letters away. At first, it's implied that this is because he's gay, then [[spoiler: it turns out that it's because her father and stepmother have been keeping hidden the fact that her mother committed suicide with young Fiona in the car, which her godfather tells her about]].

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* ''YuMeDream'': ''Webcomic/YuMeDream'': It's revealed that Fiona's godfather has been writing to her but her stepmother throws his letters away. At first, it's implied that this is because he's gay, then [[spoiler: it turns out that it's because her father and stepmother have been keeping hidden the fact that her mother committed suicide with young Fiona in the car, which her godfather tells her about]].
15th Jun '17 5:07:57 PM Anddrix
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. It's revealed -- albeit subtly -- that Baron Wulfenbach has been intercepting letters from Gil's old friends, probably to prevent him from forming lasting attachments to people who are, in essence, hostages. It doesn't work, mostly because Gil is GenreSavvy enough to realize exactly what's going on the moment he meets one of his old friends face-to-face.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. It's revealed -- albeit subtly -- that Baron Wulfenbach has been intercepting letters from Gil's old friends, probably to prevent him from forming lasting attachments to people who are, in essence, hostages. It doesn't work, mostly because Gil is GenreSavvy smart enough to realize exactly what's going on the moment he meets one of his old friends face-to-face.
25th Apr '17 6:57:37 AM AdamC
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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' had a surprisingly heartfelt moment with this, where it was revealed that Dennis has been intercepting and ripping up the letters Mac's father mailed him from prison. Mac was from an emotionally neglectful household and his father was a hardened convict, but he still hoped against hope to form a connection with his parents in adulthood; only to find out that his best friend had been robbing him of that chance. This is so devastating that rather than attack Dennis as he normally would, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he simply sits down, stunned into disbelief.]]
-->'''Dennis:''' If it makes you feel any better I read all of the letters before I ripped them up, [[BlackComedy and he never once told you he loved you.]]
12th Apr '17 5:55:55 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Sabine:''' And there are messages Ahsoka sent to Rex that he never responded to!\\

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-->'''Sabine:''' And there are messages Ahsoka sent to Rex that Rex, and he never responded to!\\answered her!\\
12th Apr '17 4:42:47 PM Bissek
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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Lord Edgware Dies'', the actress Jane Wilkinson hires HerculePoirot to convince her estranged husband, Lord Edgware, to grant her a divorce. When Poirot meets with Edgware and passes on the request, the nobleman says that he's perfectly willing to grant the divorce and wrote to his wife months ago to tell her so. She denies ever having gotten the letter, and what happened to it is an important clue in solving [[ForegoneConclusion Lord Edgware's murder]]. [[spoiler: Lady Edgware is lying. She did get the letter but supressed it herself.]]

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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Lord Edgware Dies'', the actress Jane Wilkinson hires HerculePoirot to convince her estranged husband, Lord Edgware, to grant her a divorce. When Poirot meets with Edgware and passes on the request, the nobleman says that he's perfectly willing to grant the divorce and wrote to his wife months ago to tell her so. She denies ever having gotten the letter, and what happened to it is an important clue in solving [[ForegoneConclusion Lord Edgware's murder]]. [[spoiler: Lady Edgware is lying. She did get the letter but supressed suppressed it herself.]]


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* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfReality'', the Mechanics Guild routinely destroys all letters to and from common-born members and their families, so that both sides will come to the conclusion that the other no longer cares about them, thus helping them ensure that members have no loyalties outside the guild. Mari actually believed this until Alain pointed out that this explanation came from a guild that had lied to her about so much else, and had been trying to kill her for several months.
12th Apr '17 4:30:12 PM Bissek
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* Some ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfics suggest that Harry Potter was regularly sent owls with fan-letters before he started attending Hogwarts, but he never received them because they were intercepted by the Ministry.

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* Some ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfics suggest that Harry Potter was regularly sent owls with fan-letters before he started attending Hogwarts, but he never received them because they were intercepted by the Ministry.Ministry (or Dumbledore).
21st Mar '17 8:24:08 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Murdstone:''' "Clara Copperfield's health is not improving, especially since her boy never answers her letters."

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-->'''Murdstone:''' "Clara Copperfield's health is not improving, especially since her boy never answers her letters.""\\


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21st Mar '17 8:23:23 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E01TheLostCommanders "The Lost Commanders"]], when Sabine reveals that one of the clones gave up the ''Ghost'' crew's presence on Seelos to the Empire, she also mentions that Ahsoka had been sending messages to Rex for years that he never responded to -- because the [[TheParanoiac paranoid]] Commander Wolffe, who contacted the Empire in the first place, had concealed them.
-->'''Sabine:''' And there are messages Ahsoka sent to Rex that he never responded to!\\
'''Rex:''' What?! I never got any messages from Commander Tano . . .
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