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25th Jun '17 1:39:56 AM MarkLungo
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* ''FanFic/LulusBizarreRebellion'': The main plot of the first act is kicked off by a group of stand users revealing themselves on live television and attempting to conquer Area 11.

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* ''FanFic/LulusBizarreRebellion'': ''FanFic/LulusBizarreRebellion'', a ''Anime/CodeGeass''[=/=]''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' FusionFic: The main plot of the first act is kicked off by a group of stand users revealing themselves on live television and attempting to conquer Area 11.



* In ''FanFic/{{Sluagh}}'', the Masquerade is already seriously cracking in Ireland, where wizards are openly working for the militias. And this is the ultimate goal of Diabhal Dubh, who wants to take over Ireland by building up a united muggle and magical army.
* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' crossover fic ''Fanfic/BloodAndRevolution'' is about youkai and vampires (which most of the main characters have become). The masquerade is shattered in the 1940s [[{{WorldWarII}} for some reason]].
* Some fanfics for ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' imagine what would happen if the the world at large learned the truth about the Nations. Usually, [[HumansAreBastards it doesn't go very well for them]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'', despite the fact that places like Atlantis and heroes like Doctor Fate were around, very few people believed in magic. Then Klarion became responsible for hundreds of thousands of death and they couldn't ignore it. Then Orange Lantern reveals to the world that the afterlife and gods are very real in an interview with Cat Grant, citing how Teth Adom was resurrected from the dead and given his power. This is notable after Wonder Woman (made from Olympian Gods) had been around for ages and a literal HellOnEarth scenario.
* The Fanfic/HogwartsExposedTimeline, a ''Harry Potter'' fanfic/alternate history on Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom, revolves around the Statute of Secrecy being irreparably breached and the Wizarding world deciding to cut their losses and come forward to the non-magical world, and the repercussions of this such magic now being allowed to influence Muggle society while the majority of witches and wizards are exposed to electronics and the like for the first time.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Sluagh}}'', the Masquerade is already seriously cracking in Ireland, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, where wizards are openly working for the militias. And this is the ultimate goal of Diabhal Dubh, who wants to take over Ireland by building up a united muggle and magical army.
* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' crossover fic ''Fanfic/BloodAndRevolution'' is about youkai and vampires (which most of the main characters have become). The masquerade is shattered in the 1940s [[{{WorldWarII}} [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for some reason]].
* Some fanfics for ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' imagine what would happen if the the world at large learned the truth about the Nations. Usually, [[HumansAreBastards it doesn't go very well for them]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'', despite the fact that places like Atlantis {{Atlantis}} and heroes like Doctor Fate were around, very few people believed in magic. Then Klarion became responsible for hundreds of thousands of death deaths and they couldn't ignore it. Then Orange Lantern reveals to the world that the afterlife and gods are very real in an interview with Cat Grant, citing how Teth Adom was resurrected from the dead and given his power. This is notable after Wonder Woman Franchise/WonderWoman (made from Olympian Gods) had been around for ages and a literal HellOnEarth scenario.
* The Fanfic/HogwartsExposedTimeline, a ''Harry Potter'' ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic/alternate history on Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom, revolves around the Statute of Secrecy being irreparably breached and the Wizarding world deciding to cut their losses and come forward to the non-magical world, and the repercussions of this such magic now being allowed to influence Muggle society while the majority of witches and wizards are exposed to electronics and the like for the first time.
24th Jun '17 10:19:51 PM racnor
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*''FanFic/LulusBizarreRebellion'': The main plot of the first act is kicked off by a group of stand users revealing themselves on live television and attempting to conquer Area 11.
24th Jun '17 6:45:09 AM NoxSky12599
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** This is Pandora's [[InvokedTrope long-term goal]], which she starts by [[spoiler:appearing on the evening news in her CreepyChild form]]. She then proceeds to [[spoiler:empower random people with magic]], so as to cause as much chaos as possible in a way the {{Masquerade}} cannot cover up. While the former only brings weirdness hunters to town, the latter is proving effective, especially when the superheroes started showing up to save people. [[spoiler:In fact, it was so effective that the head of the local MIB office essentially ''gave up'', admitting on live television that it was all real]]. Her reasons for doing all this are simple: Her son, [[spoiler:Raven]], is an elf, a half-immortal who is not allowed to interfere in situations that do not directly involve magic. Therefore, she is creating a world where ''everything'' directly involves magic. That, and [[PrescienceIsPredictable she's bored]].

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** This is Pandora's [[InvokedTrope long-term goal]], which she starts by [[spoiler:appearing on the evening news in her CreepyChild form]]. She then proceeds to [[spoiler:empower random people with magic]], so as to cause as much chaos as possible in a way the {{Masquerade}} cannot cover up. While the former only brings weirdness hunters to town, the latter is proving effective, especially when the superheroes started showing up to save people. [[spoiler:In fact, it was so effective that the head of the local MIB office essentially ''gave up'', admitting on live television that it was all real]]. Her Pandora's reasons for doing all this are simple: Her son, [[spoiler:Raven]], is an elf, a half-immortal who is not allowed to interfere in situations that do not directly involve magic. Therefore, she is creating a world where ''everything'' directly involves magic. That, and [[PrescienceIsPredictable she's bored]].



** It turns out that neither of these have any chance of working. [[spoiler:Magic itself is intelligent and wants to be used--but not by ''everyone''. If too many people learn how to obtain magic, magic will change the way that it works for humans to render all that moot. Pandora's plan got close enough to working that magic came within a hair's breadth of changing things, but did send an avatar to inform Pandora ([[ComplexityAddiction in the most convoluted way possible]]) of what was going on. Pandora agreed to fix things, but not before yelling about "no good cheating magic" and insisting that Tedd had the right idea]].

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** It turns out that neither of these have any chance of working. [[spoiler:Magic [[spoiler:[[SentientCosmicForce Magic itself is intelligent intelligent]] and wants to be used--but not by ''everyone''. If too many people learn how to obtain magic, [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem magic will change the way that it works works]] for humans to render all that moot. Pandora's plan got close enough to working that magic came within a hair's breadth of changing things, but did send an avatar to inform Pandora ([[ComplexityAddiction in the most convoluted way possible]]) of what was going on. Pandora agreed to fix things, but not before yelling about "no good cheating magic" and insisting that Tedd had the right idea]].
10th Jun '17 1:06:11 PM nombretomado
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* The WhateleyUniverse is the post-unmasking world. Now that mutants are out in the open and their numbers are increasing, things are getting tense. The Mutant Commission Office is a Men-in-Black organization that deals with them. The Goodkinds are funding the Knights of Purity, power armor 'heroes' to take out rampaging mutants. Humanity First! is a worldwide group of mutant-haters who want to stop the mutant menace. The future is no longer clear.

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* The WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse is the post-unmasking world. Now that mutants are out in the open and their numbers are increasing, things are getting tense. The Mutant Commission Office is a Men-in-Black organization that deals with them. The Goodkinds are funding the Knights of Purity, power armor 'heroes' to take out rampaging mutants. Humanity First! is a worldwide group of mutant-haters who want to stop the mutant menace. The future is no longer clear.
30th Apr '17 3:40:45 PM Xtifr
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* In Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Blood & Iron'', [[spoiler: a dragon reveals itself to humanity and the existence of the fey can not be denied.]]

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* In Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Blood & Iron'', ''[[Literature/ThePrometheanAge Blood and Iron]]'', [[spoiler: a dragon reveals itself to humanity and the existence of the fey can not be denied.]]
29th Apr '17 11:44:28 PM Xtifr
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* In Elizabeth Bear's ''Blood & Iron'', [[spoiler: a dragon reveals itself to humanity and the existence of the fey can not be denied.]]

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* In Elizabeth Bear's Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Blood & Iron'', [[spoiler: a dragon reveals itself to humanity and the existence of the fey can not be denied.]]
26th Apr '17 9:12:53 PM Brainiac0982
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** Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', where the Autobots are common knowledge to begin with, and are treated as the superheroes of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 22nd centruy Detroit.]]

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** Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', where the Autobots are common knowledge to begin with, and are treated as the superheroes of [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 22nd centruy century Detroit.]]
23rd Apr '17 10:38:31 AM kikiandlala
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Imperium was a scientific atheist empire under the rule of the Emperor. Even psychic phenomena was explained in mundane terms rather than treated as magic. That all shattered during the Horus Heresy, when Horus brought the legions of Chaos to Earth. Now the Imperium is a theocratic, Luddite empire where people believe in magic, gods and daemons, because they really are out there.
* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' played with. The Old World is already supernatural, everyone knows that magic exists as soon as they see a Bright Wizard burn down the local watering hole. That stuff and the occasional Daemonic invasion is mundane for Warhammer Fantasy. The real hidden knowledge is the presence of Skaven and the Underblight, an entire empire of Chaotic ratmen underneath the Empire. The Old World government actively suppresses the knowledge of the Skaven, even when one of their Emperors was assassinated by Skaven centuries ago. The masquerade falls away, when Skaven invade the Empire in force during ''TabletopGame/WarhammerTheEndTimes''.
19th Apr '17 2:24:32 PM JulianLapostat
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* In a certain sense, this is what science does. People went from cowering from the wrath of angry gods during thunderstorms, to understanding how a lightning rod works, to building gigantic machines producing electricity. And that's just one example

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* In a certain sense, this is what science does. People went from cowering from the wrath of angry gods during thunderstorms, to understanding how a lightning rod works, to building gigantic machines producing electricity. And that's just one exampleexample.
** Creator/CharlesDarwin's ''On the Origins of Species'' and evolutionary biology was the most dramatic and consequential example of this. Where before science could be supported because it and theology were different, Darwin showed that scientific theory could provide an explanation and understanding for something as essential as the origins of humanity. To some, Darwin's theory was a GoMadFromTheRevelation and a drastic diminution of humanity. Not only was man no longer the center of the universe, he was no longer the center of the earth, and certainly not personally fashioned in God's image in the literal sense (in the metaphorical sense, and in a more abstract theological definition of God, man can still see himself as such). It played a dramatic role in Victorian Britain in ending the upper-classes support for religion, and it transformed man's relation to nature, society and culture, and well into 21st Century America as well as some other nations, it's still a powerfully controversial idea and bone of contention.
* The Age of Discovery and Colonization likewise provided this effect for both colonizers and natives.
** The former, such as Columbus and others, glimpsed land and peoples they had never seen before, while the natives suddenly came into contact with civilizations, languages, peoples, religions as well as deadly diseases, it had no idea of. Imagine how terrifying and sad it must have been for the millions of natives dying of smallpox, a disease they knew nothing about, whose symptoms they couldn't recognize and dying bewildered about something that no matter what they did, they couldn't comprehend or help themselves.
** Most colonized peoples describe DoubleConsciousness this way. People raised in a traditional way of life, with one particular belief system and idea, suddenly have their identities and belief systems overwhelmed by colonialism, its racism and nasty propaganda. The psychologist Frantz Fanon famously described this mentality in ''Black Skin, White Masks''.
19th Apr '17 1:28:01 PM Jhonny
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* In a certain sense, this is what science does. People went from cowering from the wrath of angry gods during thunderstorms, to understanding how a lightning rod works, to building gigantic machines producing electricity. And that's just one example
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