History Main / TheUnmasquedWorld

27th Mar '18 12:43:29 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Compare FirstContact, the science fiction equivalent of this; MundaneFantastic, for when there is no segregation between the mundane and mystical worlds (and, in some cases, never was); and TheMagicComesBack for when magic stopped working some time in the past but started working again by the time the story takes place.

to:

Compare FirstContact, the science fiction equivalent of this; MundaneFantastic, for when there is no segregation between the mundane and mystical worlds (and, in some cases, never was); and TheMagicComesBack for when magic stopped working some time in the past but started working again by the time the story takes place.
place. When someone is trying to do this on purpose, see ToUnmasqueTheWorld.



* A subplot in the TournamentArc of the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' manga quickly builds up into an outright attempted coup of the school in order to break the masquerade in a ReedRichardsIsUseless-esque plot. And in the "BadFuture", they ''succeed''--but the immediate aftermath (world leaders demanding to know what's going on, mages being recalled, ...) is only vaguely referenced before Team Negi sets out to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. Or MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. By the end of the series (five years later), [[spoiler:magic has been revealed to the general population, with the consent of Magical society. Things seem fairly peaceful, but it is implied there was some amount of conflict when the revelation was made.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' the HumanAliens were doing this deliberately by sending harmless drone [[FlyingSaucer UFOs]] to buzz airplanes and cities. Their goal was to avoid a complete panic when they finally revealed themselves.



* The ultimate goal for the protagonists in the Literature/{{Deryni}} works. People know Deryni exist, but they're [[ShroudedInMyth so feared]] (and consequently persecuted) that they must conceal themselves. Not that everyone agrees upon methods and timing. Gradually, (OK very, very gradually) through a combination of heroic examples and royal fiat, the masks come off.



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** 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]]. 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]].
** 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 {{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.
** It turns out that neither of these have any chance of working. [[spoiler:[[SentientCosmicForce Magic itself is 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]] 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]].
** The comic 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 acquires them under most circumstances... meaning that the real monsters usually get the most destructive and powerful spells.
*** Ultimately, [[spoiler: though Pandora gave up on her goal, she actually ''succeeded''. With her forced reset incoming, she took advantage of the mechanics to ''force every Immortal onto the physical plane to cast an Aberration destroying spell''. That spell manifested as a wave of light that was visible for ''miles around'', and since every Immortal was forced to cast it, well, the masquerade on magic's existence was ''[[BrokenMasquerade completely and utterly shattered]]''. The Will of Magic outright states that this one event was enough to do it on its own even without previous incidents. And when the Will of Magic consulted Tedd, Arthur and Van on what to do, Tedd successfully convinces it that it is ''impossible'' to remain secret with modern technology, so it decided that it will go along with its reveal]].
19th Mar '18 6:57:36 AM Reflextion
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** And at the end of [[spoiler:''Film/BlackPanther2018'']], the world's most advanced nation - that has taken great pains to keep its technology hidden - is revealed to the broader world after thousands of years.

to:

** And at the end of [[spoiler:''Film/BlackPanther2018'']], ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', the world's most advanced nation - that has taken great pains to keep its technology hidden - is revealed to the broader world after thousands of years.
14th Mar '18 9:03:43 AM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** And at the end of [[spoiler:''Film/BlackPanther2018'']], the world's most advanced nation that has taken great pains to have its technology hidden is revealed to the broader world after thousands of years.

to:

** And at the end of [[spoiler:''Film/BlackPanther2018'']], the world's most advanced nation - that has taken great pains to have keep its technology hidden - is revealed to the broader world after thousands of years.
6th Mar '18 6:17:46 PM Carliro
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** And at the end of [[spoiler:''Film/BlackPanther2018'']], the world's most advanced nation that has taken great pains to have its technology hidden is revealed to the broader world after thousands of years.
20th Feb '18 5:21:13 AM partner555
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Ultimately, [[spoiler: though Pandora gave up on her goal, she actually ''succeeded''. With her forced reset incoming, she took advantage of the mechanics to ''force every Immortal onto the physical plane to cast an Aberration destroying spell''. That spell manifested as a wave of light that was visible for ''miles around'', and since every Immortal was forced to cast it, well, the masquerade on magic's existence was ''[[BrokenMasquerade completely and utterly shattered]]''. The Will of Magic outright states that this one event was enough to do it on its own even without previous incidents. And when the Will of Magic consulted Tedd, Arthur and Van on what to do, Tedd successfully convinces it that it is ''impossible'' to remain secret with modern technology, so it decided that it will go along with its reveal]].
19th Feb '18 2:43:51 AM Cryoclaste
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Fallen decides to reveal their existence to the entire human race, breaking the government cover-up. By ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', the Autobots are subjects of news coverage, [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime]] is able to contact the UN to order them to [[spoiler: kick the Autobots off Earth]], and Simmons debates with Creator/BillOReilly on whether or not the US should support the Autobots (poll results show that the US would feel safer without them).

to:

** In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Fallen decides to reveal their existence to the entire human race, breaking the government cover-up. By ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', the Autobots are subjects of news coverage, [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime]] is able to contact the UN to order them to [[spoiler: kick the Autobots off Earth]], and Simmons debates with Creator/BillOReilly on whether or not the US should support the Autobots (poll results show that the US would feel safer without them).
2nd Feb '18 12:42:54 PM CheeseDogX
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', in a manner similar to Shadowrun. Although it is set AfterTheEnd, the moment the titular rifts opened and awakened the world to magic, psionics, cosmic horrors, etc is pretty well described.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', in a manner similar to Shadowrun. Although it is set AfterTheEnd, the moment the titular rifts opened and awakened the world to magic, psionics, cosmic horrors, etc is pretty well described. In some ways, the Coming of the Rifts is the polar opposite of the Awakening in ''Shadowrun''. While life kind of went on like normal in ''Shadowrun'' (albeit in a {{Cyberpunk}}y way), the Coming of the Rifts wiped out 90% of humanity, and left the remainder too busy fighting for survival to do things like keep society going. The game takes place about 300 years AfterTheEnd when humanity has finally started clawing its way out of the chaos.
2nd Feb '18 3:22:52 AM KnightofLsama
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** While badly fraying at the edges at the end of ''Literature/TheAnnihilationScore'', by the end of ''Literature/TheNightmareStacks'' it has been well and truly broken by the invasion of The Host of Air And Darkness while ''The Delirium Brief'' deals with the immediate aftermath.
27th Jan '18 12:46:38 PM CharlesPhipps
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* In ''Literature/StraightOuttaFangton'', ''Literature/TheUnitedStatesOfMonsters'', 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.
11th Jan '18 8:11:25 PM AHI-3000
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' ends its second season with the revelation to the world that the Gargoyles exist. In the ExpandedUniverse comic book, this results in the creation of a NYPD task force for investigation into Gargoyle matters, as well as a hate group that targets anything supernatural.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' ends its second season with the revelation to the world that the Gargoyles [[OurGargoylesRock Gargoyles]] exist. In the ExpandedUniverse comic book, this results in the creation of a NYPD task force for investigation into Gargoyle matters, matters; as well as a [[FantasticRacism hate group that targets anything supernatural.supernatural]] (they are also the main antagonists in the third season).
This list shows the last 10 events of 386. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheUnmasquedWorld