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7th Dec '17 2:27:41 PM FRizer
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* LearnedFromTheNews: When others put off delivering personal news to someone for so long that they find out from public news media.
15th Nov '17 8:30:26 PM somestrangecircus
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* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'', Melody is never told why she's not to go beyond the seawall. This becomes extremely problematic once Melody finds her grandfather's gift to her.

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* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'', Melody is never told why she's not to go beyond the seawall. This becomes extremely problematic once Melody finds her grandfather's gift to her. She's also never told that Morgana is dangerous, and this allows the witch to manipulate Melody very easily.
15th Nov '17 8:28:20 PM somestrangecircus
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* ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno''. The whole problem with [[spoiler:Cal]] in Act 3 could have been completely averted if Reiji had just told her [[spoiler:how happy he was to see that she was still alive]] [[CannotSpitItOut instead of keeping it in monologue]] and being defensive and confrontational at every given opportunity for no particular reason. [[spoiler:Cal]] even prompts Reiji to tell his side of the story several times in hopes that he'll give her an excuse to back down.
* As with the anime, ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' has this down to an art form. Love triangle aside, a large portion of the conflict comes from Makoto ''never'' telling anyone other than Sekai that he and Kotonoha are dating.
6th Sep '17 8:02:33 AM LentilSandEater
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* Jack from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' is guilty about this halfway through. After the other Guardians think he betrayed them, all he would have had to say was "I found Pitch's lair, and the tooth fairies." Instead, he just stutters and mumbles, and doesn't defend himself.
** Except the whole reason they see it as a betrayal was, because Jack did find Pitch's lair, he was away from the rest of them and the Easter Eggs at a point where Jack was the only one who could fight back if Pitch or his minions attacked, which they did while Jack was away. And with the eggs destroyed, there (to their knowledge,) wasn't anything left to rekindle humanity's belief in them. So even if Jack had told them what had happened on his end it was too late at this point; the damage had been done.

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* Jack from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' is guilty about this halfway through. After the other Guardians think he betrayed them, all he would have had to say was "I found Pitch's lair, and the tooth fairies." Instead, he just stutters and mumbles, and doesn't defend himself.
** Except the whole reason they see
himself. The circumstances might have stopped it as a betrayal was, because Jack did find Pitch's lair, he was away from the rest being a get out of them and the Easter Eggs at a point where Jack was the only one who could fight back if Pitch or his minions attacked, which they did while Jack was away. And with the eggs destroyed, there (to their knowledge,) wasn't anything left to rekindle humanity's belief in them. So even if Jack had told them what had happened on his end jail free card, but it was too late at this point; the damage had been done.would have ''helped''.
17th Aug '17 12:46:02 PM HighCrate
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* In "99 Luftballoons", this trope is applied to an international scale.

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* %%* In "99 Luftballoons", this trope is applied to an international scale.
17th Aug '17 11:38:57 AM WanderingBrowser
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* A Silver Age example can be found in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk #165: To Become A God'': a MadScientist who has founded a mobile deep sea colony is at war with his born-below son, who wants to see the surface world that his father abandoned, but his father refuses to take him and the other youths topside. With the Hulk's help, the son leads a rebellion and leads the youths to the surface... [[PopGoesTheHuman where they all die horribly due to being adapted for the high-pressure underwater environment]]. Apparently, daddy dearest never bothered to simply tell his son that his mutations would make him burst in the low-pressure atmosphere above the waves.
13th Jul '17 9:07:24 AM VolcanoWorld
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* In "99 Luftballoons", this trope is applied to an international scale.
25th Jun '17 1:56:46 PM Lightblade
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* LearnedFromTheNews: When others put off delivering personal news to someone for so long that they find out from public news media.
12th Jun '17 11:33:32 PM bjex
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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare seemed to be fond of this trope. The most famous example is probably ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', where Juliet fakes her own death, and her message to Romeo explaining the situation never reaches him, causing Romeo to kill Paris and commit suicide. Upon discovering this, Juliet also kills herself.

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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare seemed to be fond of this trope. The most famous example is probably ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', where Juliet fakes her own death, and her the message to Romeo explaining the situation never reaches him, causing Romeo to kill Paris and commit suicide. Upon discovering this, Juliet also kills herself.
10th May '17 2:26:40 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': When Kitten is forced to [[spoiler:exchange his caretaker post]] with the Fab Custodes, he leaves just before the Emperor wakes up and asks for explanation. [[spoiler:Dorn]] could've set things straight, but doesn't say a word, the Fab Custodes lie about the true reason, and when [[spoiler:Magnus]] go to ask Kitten about the truth, he tells the heartbroken Custodian that [[spoiler:the Emperor doesn't care for him because he (Magnus) is finally done with the Emperor's shit]]. It was literally two seconds that ruined everything.

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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': When Kitten is forced to [[spoiler:exchange his caretaker post]] with the Fab Custodes, he leaves just before the Emperor wakes up and asks for explanation. [[spoiler:Dorn]] could've set things straight, but doesn't say a word, the Fab Custodes lie about the true reason, and when [[spoiler:Magnus]] go to ask Kitten about the truth, he tells the heartbroken Custodian that [[spoiler:the Emperor doesn't care for him because he (Magnus) is finally done with the Emperor's shit]]. It was literally two seconds that ruined everything. [[spoiler: A later episode reveals that this is a gambit on Emp's part, and Dorn isn't in on it but does see it for what it is.]]
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