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20th Nov '16 9:11:46 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/{{Batman}}'', Dick Grayson's Aunt Harriet lives in Wayne Manor along with Bruce, Dick, and Alfred. Despite occasionally getting caught up in their adventures, she was unaware of the Batcave or that Bruce and Dick are Batman and Robin.
7th Nov '16 7:37:43 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'' sees this happen with the docks plot in season 2. When the MCU makes their arrests, a lack of communication with the Homicide Unit means they don't learn about Ziggy's murder of The Greek's fence Glekas until they read about it in the newspaper two days after it happens. Cedric Daniels rightfully chews out Jay Landsman for failing to get this information to them:
-->'''Cedric Daniels:''' Let me ask you, who exactly am I working all these dead girls for? The Homicide unit, right? The same Homicide unit that [[RightHandVersusLeftHand can't put two and two together and pick up a phone leaving me to read it a day-and-a-half later in The Baltimore Sun.]] (''{{Beat}}'') What did you take from the scene?
-->'''Jay Landsman:''' Photos, latents, spent casings...Fuck, they cleaned everything else?
-->'''Cedric Daniels:''' [[PoliceAreUseless Even for a supremely fucked-up police department this takes the prize.]]
31st Oct '16 1:04:51 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'', When Master Yo has to retrieve a powerful weapon, he keeps it a secret from Yin and Yang and pretends that he's taking them to an amusement park so that the Night Master would follow them and be thrown off the trail. At the end of the adventure, when the two correctly guess that Yo used them as bait, he offers them a dollar bill to not tell anyone he deliberate endangered children.
19th Oct '16 10:17:49 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis,'' the cast uses a retrovirus to transform Michael from a Wraith into a human. His memory is erased as a side effect, and they decide to hide his true nature from him. Needless to say, he is pissed when he finds out.

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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis,'' the cast uses a retrovirus to transform Michael from a Wraith into a human. His memory is erased as a side effect, and they decide to hide his true nature from him. Needless to say, he is pissed when he finds out. In fact, [[spoiler:in one BadFuture, he ends up as the ultimate BigBad of the Pegasus Galaxy, defeating both the Tau'ri and the Wraith with his new hybrid faction]].
3rd Oct '16 11:13:16 PM FarseerLolotea
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* The title of ''Fanfic/BetterOffNotKnowing'' refers as much to Hakini's [[HappilyAdopted adoptive]] [[GoodParents parents]] as to Hakini herself: Their daughter being [[spoiler:the biological child of [[ArcVillain Zaheer]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[TheBrute P'Li]]]] was deliberately withheld from them.
17th Sep '16 4:26:50 PM TrollBrutal
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The hero has a DeepDarkSecret, and is still oblivious to it. The catch is, every other significant main character is fully aware of the secret and its implications, and they're all collectively conspiring to keep it hidden from the hero - either for the hero's own good or because it's crucial that the hero ''not'' know for some reason.

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The hero has a DeepDarkSecret, deep DarkSecret, and is still oblivious to it. The catch is, every other significant main character is fully aware of the secret and its implications, and they're all collectively conspiring to keep it hidden from the hero - either for the hero's own good or because it's crucial that the hero ''not'' know for some reason.
17th Sep '16 4:26:13 PM TrollBrutal
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Most heroes have a Deep DarkSecret of some kind hidden somewhere in their past. It seems to be something of a job prerequisite, as well as providing an easy jump-off point for character development. Reveal the secret, and hey presto! Suddenly everyone looks at you a little differently.
On occasion, the Deep Dark Secret will come as just as much of a surprise to the hero as to their fellow cast. This is especially true if they've been the target of LaserGuidedAmnesia, memory-wiping magic, or (more usually) have just never been told about it.

There's that. And, then, there's Locked Out of the Loop.

In Locked Out of the Loop, most of the main points still stand. The hero still has a Deep Dark Secret, and is still oblivious to it. The catch is, every other significant main character is fully aware of the secret and its implications, and they're all collectively conspiring to keep it hidden from the hero - either for the hero's own good or because it's crucial that the hero ''not'' know for some reason.

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Most heroes have a Deep DarkSecret of some kind hidden somewhere in their past. It seems to be something of a job prerequisite, as well as providing an easy jump-off point for character development. Reveal the secret, and hey presto! Suddenly everyone looks at you a little differently.
On occasion, the Deep Dark Secret will come as just as much of a surprise to the hero as to their fellow cast. This is especially true if they've been the target of LaserGuidedAmnesia, memory-wiping magic, or (more usually) have just never been told about it.

There's that. And, then, there's Locked Out of the Loop.

In Locked Out of the Loop, most of the main points still stand.
The hero still has a Deep Dark Secret, DeepDarkSecret, and is still oblivious to it. The catch is, every other significant main character is fully aware of the secret and its implications, and they're all collectively conspiring to keep it hidden from the hero - either for the hero's own good or because it's crucial that the hero ''not'' know for some reason.
13th Sep '16 2:35:33 AM Az_Tech341
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* One can easily argue every wartime American President has done it, but Richard Nixon was especially notorious for this kind of activity. Under the smoke and mirrors of withdrawing 150,000 American troops from the frontlines during the Vietnam War, Nixon secretly expanded the conflict into neighboring Cambodia. Not just the government of Vietnam; but Congress and the Supreme Court were unaware and/or lied to about the invasion for at least ''FOUR YEARS'' until the full truth was revealed (and some information is still classified to this day). Nixon knowingly suppressed knowledge and ruined the career of several officers questioning the legality of it, because the overall action was a severe abuse of Presidential authority. The only reason Nixon wasn't impeached for the affair? The Watergate trails were also occurring and he was already being impeached for that. It was a major contributing factor for Nixon's resignation, given that even if he survived Watergate, there was another case of underhanded activity Congress could (and would) throw at him.

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* One can easily argue every wartime American President has done it, but Richard Nixon was especially notorious for this kind of activity. Under the smoke and mirrors of withdrawing 150,000 American troops from the frontlines during the Vietnam War, Nixon secretly expanded the conflict into neighboring Cambodia. Not just the government of Vietnam; but Congress and the Supreme Court were unaware and/or lied to about the invasion for at least ''FOUR YEARS'' until the full truth was revealed (and some information is still classified to this day). Nixon knowingly suppressed knowledge and ruined the career of several officers questioning the legality of it, because the overall action was a severe abuse of Presidential authority. The only reason Nixon wasn't impeached for the affair? The Watergate trails trials were also occurring and he was already being impeached for that. It was a major contributing factor for Nixon's resignation, given that even if he survived Watergate, there was another case of underhanded activity Congress could (and would) throw at him.
9th Sep '16 12:27:32 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Harry himself does this to his allies in the first few books. After a few WhatTheHellHero[=s=] from Murphy, he starts to clue his friends in to the full scope of the supernatural world.

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** Harry himself does this to for the first few books, keeping his allies in the first few books. After a few WhatTheHellHero[=s=] from Murphy, he starts to clue his friends in to dark about the full true scope of the supernatural world.world and stuff like the White Council. He mostly stops after a few WhatTheHellHero speeches from Murphy and the realization that [[spoiler: refusing to share information with his apprentice Kim Delany because he thought she wasn't ready for it got her killed. The information in question was how to make an extremely powerful magic circle to contain the loup-garou [=MacFinn=]. Harry tried to discourage her from investigating it and didn't tell her anything more than what the circle was. Therefore, when Kim tried to make the circle, she couldn't keep it functioning properly, so [=MacFinn=] escaped and killed her.]]



* Jenna isn't informed about Septimus's undertakings very often in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'', commonly leading to trouble.

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* Jenna isn't informed about Septimus's undertakings very often in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'', commonly leading to trouble. She is very happy in a later book when she learns that, as Princess, she has the Right to Know anything pertaining to the safety of the Castle, and the Extraordinary Wizard is required to tell her such things.
5th Sep '16 1:48:37 PM ajbit26
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** ''Buffy'' season 3: The Scooby gang neglects to include Faith in the intervention when they find out about Buffy hiding Angel. This winds up making her less trustful of them, and allows Gwendolyn Post to manipulate her in fighting Buffy.



** Season 5 -- Buffy only tells Giles that her little sister Dawn is the Key. She's then forced to tell this to the other Scoobies, who unfortunately tip off Dawn with their changed behaviour to her.

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** Season 5 -- Buffy only tells Giles that her little sister Dawn is the Key. She's then forced to tell this to the other Scoobies, who unfortunately tip off Dawn with their changed behaviour behavior to her.
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