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21st Sep '16 7:45:34 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The gay rights movement could be considered a downplayed example. People knew that homosexuality existed, but society at large was pretty ignorant about the topic. Moreover, members of sexual minorities tended to stay in the closet to avoid bigotry and persecution, meaning other people were unaware of just how many gay people there actually were. The common societal perception was that all gay people were creepy perverts and sexual predators, so many straight people assumed they'd never met a gay person even though they probably had. But after the gay rights movement entered the public eye, the {{masquerade}} was {{broken|Masquerade}} and people became more aware of the gay community. Later on, the transgender rights movement was a more extreme example of this trope. People several decades ago didn't necessarily know what ''transgender'' and ''transsexual'' even meant, but nowadays transgender topics are all over the news (although there's still plenty of ignorance about the trans community).

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* The gay rights movement could be considered a downplayed example. People knew that homosexuality existed, but society at large was pretty ignorant about the topic. Moreover, members of sexual minorities tended to stay in the closet to avoid bigotry and persecution, meaning other people were unaware of just how many gay people there actually were. The common societal perception was that all gay people were creepy perverts and sexual predators, perverts, so many straight people assumed they'd never met a gay person even though they probably had. But after the gay rights movement entered the public eye, the {{masquerade}} was {{broken|Masquerade}} and people became more aware of the gay community. Later on, the transgender rights movement was a more extreme example of this trope. People several decades ago didn't necessarily know what ''transgender'' and ''transsexual'' even meant, but nowadays transgender topics are all over the news (although there's still plenty of ignorance about the trans community).
16th Sep '16 11:36:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TechInfantry'', early in the backstory, a centuries-long Masquerade was broken by the Bug invasion of Brazil, and the existence of Mages, Vampires, and Werewolves was revealed to the masses in the ensuing War of Gehenna. For the rest of the story, magical and non-magical humans live alongside each other and jointly battle aliens, although only the magical ones are subject to compulsory military service.

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* In ''TechInfantry'', ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'', early in the backstory, a centuries-long Masquerade was broken by the Bug invasion of Brazil, and the existence of Mages, Vampires, and Werewolves was revealed to the masses in the ensuing War of Gehenna. For the rest of the story, magical and non-magical humans live alongside each other and jointly battle aliens, although only the magical ones are subject to compulsory military service.
21st Aug '16 4:26:05 PM pwiegle
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* In ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', the Maitlands are roundly criticized by their caseworker for letting the living get solid evidence of ghosts, while the Deetzes look to find a way to monetize their haunted house.

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* In ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', the Maitlands are roundly criticized by their caseworker for letting the living get solid evidence of ghosts, while the Deetzes look to find a way to monetize capitalize on their haunted house.house. [[spoiler:However, it apparently didn't work out. By the end of the movie, the Deetzes are the same as ever, and while Otho apparently published the ''Handbook For the Recently Deceased'' as his own work, it seems to have been dismissed as just another crackpot New Age occult thingy.]]
19th Aug '16 10:32:29 PM CharlesPhipps
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* In ''Literature/StraightOuttaFangton'', the vampires held TheMasquerade until the 2008 Financial Crisis when they proceeded to bail out the United States in exchange for legal citizenship. It's a relationship which has many ups and downs.
18th Aug '16 11:48:44 AM DarkHunter
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** ElGoonishShive is a weird case; according to the MIB head ([[spoiler:after he revealed the existence of magic on live television), the big secret was never that magic existed. The secret that everyone is taking so much trouble to conceal is that magic is ''easy.'' EGS has a very forgiving and intuitive magic system, with spells reflecting the person that aquires them under most circumstances... meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells. [[spoiler:It's gotten to the point that The AnthropomorphicPersonification of Magic Itself is planning to change the rules.]]

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** ElGoonishShive is a weird case; according to the MIB head ([[spoiler:after he revealed the existence of magic on live television), television]]), the big secret was never that magic existed. The secret that everyone is taking so much trouble to conceal is that magic is ''easy.'' EGS has a very forgiving and intuitive magic system, with spells reflecting the person that aquires acquires them under most circumstances... meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells. [[spoiler:It's gotten to the point that The the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Magic Itself is planning to change the rules.]]
15th Aug '16 7:35:31 PM Discar
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** ElGoonishShive is a weird case; the big secret was [[spoiler:according to the MIB head who admitted its existence on live TV]] never that magic existed. The secret that everyone was (and still are) taking so much trouble to conceal was that magic is ''easy.'' EGS has a very forgiving and intuitive magic system, with spells reflecting the person that aquires them under most circumstances...meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells. [[spoiler:It's gotten to the point that The AnthropomorphicPersonification of Magic Itself is planning to change the rules.]]

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** ElGoonishShive is a weird case; according to the MIB head ([[spoiler:after he revealed the existence of magic on live television), the big secret was [[spoiler:according to the MIB head who admitted its existence on live TV]] never that magic existed. The secret that everyone was (and still are) is taking so much trouble to conceal was is that magic is ''easy.'' EGS has a very forgiving and intuitive magic system, with spells reflecting the person that aquires them under most circumstances... meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells. [[spoiler:It's gotten to the point that The AnthropomorphicPersonification of Magic Itself is planning to change the rules.]]
13th Aug '16 11:52:07 PM harlbior
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* Before the events of ''Film/IndependenceDay'', the existence of aliens (revealed when a scout ship had crashed in Roswell in 1947) had been kept a secret to everyone, even the president, which was effective until said aliens came to destroy humanity. By [[IndependenceDayResurgence the next movie]], everyone knows about the aliens, and their technology has inspired a human industrial revolution.

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* Before the events of ''Film/IndependenceDay'', the existence of aliens (revealed when a scout ship had crashed in Roswell in 1947) had been kept a secret to everyone, even the president, which was effective until said aliens came to destroy humanity. By [[IndependenceDayResurgence the next movie]], everyone knows about the aliens, and their technology has inspired a human industrial technological revolution.
13th Aug '16 11:46:37 PM harlbior
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* Before the events of ''Film/IndependenceDay'', the existence of aliens (revealed when a scout ship had crashed in Roswell in 1947) had been kept a secret to everyone, even the president, which was effective until said aliens came to destroy humanity. By [[IndependenceDayResurgence the next movie]], everyone knows about the aliens, and their technology has inspired a human industrial revolution.
10th Aug '16 6:44:38 PM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arrowsmith}}'' is set in AlternateHistory where, at the forging of the Peace of Charlemagne (the Pax Nicephori in the real world), the various hidden magical races of the world decided to make their existence openly known to humanity, also joining in the peace treaty. The United States of America is actually the United States of Columbia in this series, which takes place during this world's version of World War I. Dryads, trolls, dwarves, etc. live among humanity, magic co-exists side-by-side with technology. The Industrial Revolution is causing a magical revolution, as spells become mass-produced for the first time in human history.
6th Aug '16 3:30:15 PM nombretomado
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* This is standard operating procedure for most comic book universes, including the DCUniverse and MarvelUniverse. Sometimes there are "Year One" type of stories that take place before everybody accepts that a man can fly or that there are mutants, but those are the exception.

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* This is standard operating procedure for most comic book universes, including the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse and MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Sometimes there are "Year One" type of stories that take place before everybody accepts that a man can fly or that there are mutants, but those are the exception.
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