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14th Dec '15 7:37:59 AM SovereignGFC
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* The ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' has had this on-and-off throughout its AlternateHistory. [[CrypticBackgroundReference During the time of the Romans]] it's implied there was no {{Masquerade}}...[[NoodleIncident until something happened]]. Whatever that "something" was, it resulted in organizations like the Strategic Prevention, Extraction, and Ablation Regiment trying to rebuild/keep the {{Masquerade}} against an [[TheWorldIsNotReady unready world]]. However, the Heroes characters blow the lid right off by appearing ''in the middle of [=BlizzCon=] 2015.''
9th Dec '15 8:23:41 PM PaulA
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* The ''Series/DetectiveInspectorChen'' series is set at some point after the creatures of Myth/ChineseMythology became public knowledge. There is official communication between the mundane government and the CelestialBureaucracy, which even leads to a StrangeCopInAStrangeLand plot where the strange cop is an enforcer from Hell.
7th Dec '15 3:41:35 PM HighCrate
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* In the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', the Galactic Federation initiates FirstContact with Earth and offers them membership in order to leave Rick (a fugitive for [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters unspecified crimes against the galactic government]]) without a safe haven to hide in. A news broadcast mentions that the Federation has opened the planet to alien tourism, and when the family returns to Earth at the end of the episode, they pass through intergalactic customs and are greeted with several alien tourists peacefully walking the streets.
27th Nov '15 9:42:24 AM Nakuyabi
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* The vampire-dominated world of ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'' is heavily implied to have originated from this: the vampire politicians speak of having sent emissaries to humanity to negotiate a peaceful coexistence with it back when vampires were in hiding, but the emissaries were rejected and the vampires persecuted. Then the vampires' numbers grew so great that they outnumbered humans, and discretion and diplomacy no longer mattered. At the start of the movie, it's the ''humans'' who are in hiding.
15th Nov '15 11:30:28 AM nombretomado
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* In ''RomSpaceknight'', the eponymous hero initially has a tough time hunting down his shapeshifting enemies, The Dire Wraiths, who have infiltrated Earth so thoroughly that they have little trouble convincing everyone that Rom himself is the menace. However, when a new faction of the Wraiths takes over, they pull the big blunder of openly attacking SHIELD at their helicarrier base; and suddenly the Earth governments have all the evidence they need to know that Rom was telling the truth after all. They throw their full military and intelligence resources behind the Spaceknight.
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* In ''RomSpaceknight'', ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight'', the eponymous hero initially has a tough time hunting down his shapeshifting enemies, The Dire Wraiths, who have infiltrated Earth so thoroughly that they have little trouble convincing everyone that Rom himself is the menace. However, when a new faction of the Wraiths takes over, they pull the big blunder of openly attacking SHIELD at their helicarrier base; and suddenly the Earth governments have all the evidence they need to know that Rom was telling the truth after all. They throw their full military and intelligence resources behind the Spaceknight.
30th Oct '15 8:57:15 PM FF32
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* ''FanFic/HarryTano'' has this happen due to an attempt by the BigBad to conquer the world. He briefly succeeds, but the act of breaking his [[MoreThanMindControl control spells]] cannot be covered up and leads to Earth developing [[MagiTech advanced]] [[StandardSciFiFleet starships]].
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* ''FanFic/HarryTano'' has this happen due to an attempt by the BigBad to conquer the world. He briefly succeeds, but the act of breaking his [[MoreThanMindControl control spells]] cannot be covered up and leads to Earth developing [[MagiTech [[{{Magitek}} advanced]] [[StandardSciFiFleet starships]].

* While it doesn't happen in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's [[Literature/NightWatch Watch]] series, Geser reveals that it was the strongest possibility for a world where Communism prevailed (it was originally conceived as a perfect social system). Of course, the humans would then quickly hunt down and kill all Others. Which is why he convinced a witch to sabotage the experiment. In another book a member of [[WellIntentionedExtremist "The Last Watch"]][[spoiler:, Edgar,]] describes his version of Utopia he's trying to build: a [[FeudalFuture feudally-organized]] {{Magitech}} world where [[PostModernMagik Others]] are rulers and public servants. Apparently this was an older plan of the Watches and the Inquisition, scrapped in favor of keeping on with TheMasquerade.
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* While it doesn't happen in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's [[Literature/NightWatch Watch]] series, Geser reveals that it was the strongest possibility for a world where Communism prevailed (it was originally conceived as a perfect social system). Of course, the humans would then quickly hunt down and kill all Others. Which is why he convinced a witch to sabotage the experiment. In another book a member of [[WellIntentionedExtremist "The Last Watch"]][[spoiler:, Edgar,]] describes his version of Utopia he's trying to build: a [[FeudalFuture feudally-organized]] {{Magitech}} {{Magitek}} world where [[PostModernMagik Others]] are rulers and public servants. Apparently this was an older plan of the Watches and the Inquisition, scrapped in favor of keeping on with TheMasquerade.

** Tedd also wants to unmasque the world, but he's doing it in a far more responsible way. The reason the masquerade is in place is because most people have little to no magic resistance. Unveiling magic would be like handing out guns to random people when most people can't use either guns or bulletproof vests. Tedd, as a MagiTech MadScientist, decides to create technology that will allow the average person to use magic to an extent that it is safe to remove the masquerade.
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** Tedd also wants to unmasque the world, but he's doing it in a far more responsible way. The reason the masquerade is in place is because most people have little to no magic resistance. Unveiling magic would be like handing out guns to random people when most people can't use either guns or bulletproof vests. Tedd, as a MagiTech {{Magitek}} MadScientist, decides to create technology that will allow the average person to use magic to an extent that it is safe to remove the masquerade.
17th Oct '15 4:39:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PomPoko'', some of Tanuki go public to try plead their case to save their habitat and it turns out that after that appeal, human public opinion comes to their side and the developers bend a bit for more park land.
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* In ''PomPoko'', ''Anime/PomPoko'', some of Tanuki go public to try plead their case to save their habitat and it turns out that after that appeal, human public opinion comes to their side and the developers bend a bit for more park land.
4th Oct '15 10:55:51 AM nombretomado
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* {{Bakugan}} battling was common before the masquerade fell, but everything changed when people learned that Bakugan were sentient.
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* {{Bakugan}} ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' battling was common before the masquerade fell, but everything changed when people learned that Bakugan were sentient.
2nd Oct '15 6:41:41 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Paradise}}'' setting, humans are randomly, permanently Changed into {{Funny Animal}}s (and occasionally [[GenderBender gender-changed]]) by causes unknown. However, the changes were InvisibleToNormals, who would still see Changed individuals as their old human selves (and genders). However, the WeirdnessCensor that prevented normal people from seeing the Change started to break down in 2009. Post-2009, Changed have become widely-known—and by and large commonly accepted thanks to the LawOfConservationOfNormality.
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* In the ''{{Paradise}}'' ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' setting, humans are randomly, permanently Changed into {{Funny Animal}}s (and occasionally [[GenderBender gender-changed]]) by causes unknown. However, the changes were InvisibleToNormals, who would still see Changed individuals as their old human selves (and genders). However, the WeirdnessCensor that prevented normal people from seeing the Change started to break down in 2009. Post-2009, Changed have become widely-known—and by and large commonly accepted thanks to the LawOfConservationOfNormality.
13th Sep '15 1:47:48 PM eroock
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->"We used to have ''laws'' in this town. Like ''gravity''. You remember gravity, right?" -->--'''A police officer''' after a run-in with {{Franchise/Superman}}, Action Comics #1
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->"We ->''"We used to have ''laws'' 'laws' in this town. Like ''gravity''. 'gravity'. You remember gravity, right?" -->--'''A right?"'' -->-- '''A police officer''' after a run-in with {{Franchise/Superman}}, Action Comics #1
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