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12th Nov '17 3:47:54 AM EDP
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* The trope is used from time to time in the ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics:

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* The trope is used from time to time in the ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics:ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics to justify why [[ReedRichardsIsUseless all their genius inventors haven't already changed the world]]:


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** Gyro Gearloose makes many more inventions than people know. People don't know because if he thinks they're dangerous he'll destroy the prototype and destroy the blueprints. He originally dealt with the blueprints by ''throwing them in the thrash'', as pretty much nobody can understand them, but after a case of a MadScientist being smart enough to do just that fished one of his dangerous blueprints from the thrash...
** ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' has multiple examples:
*** Everett Ducklair shares most of his inventions-in fact, he built up a massive economic empire out of it. His weaponry, however, is kept secret for the most part, and the one he sells to the US Army is tighly controlled because he knows very well the damage even the lesser things could do if they ended in the wrong hands.
*** This trope, combined with preserving the timeline as much as possible, is part of why the TimePolice sabotages Seamus Hogg's cold fusion experiment to not make it work. As before his intervention to change the timeline the experiment would have ''nuked Duckburg'', Paperinik concedes the point-and is in fact happy when the events of the story get Hogg fired from his job.
*** This is also why Paperinik and the US government are keeping the existence of the Evronians secret-what would be the reaction if the public learned there's a HordeOfAlienLocusts posed to invade Earth? Indeed, when the Evronians ''are'' exposed in "Might and Power" there's immediate panic, at least until that invasion force is defeated.
*** "The Banks of Time" ends with Paperinik, Lyla [[EnemyMine and the Raider]] sabotaging an ArtificialGravity experiment... Because the events of the story proved how ''apocalyptic'' it can be if done unproperly. Fittingly, the one who screwed up was [[spoiler:Seamus Hogg]], inspired by a disguised Raider's mention of said technology in an attempt of making his [[spoiler:cold fusion]] experiment work without exploding.
12th Nov '17 3:28:24 AM EDP
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* At the end of ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse story "Island in the Sky", published in 1936, this is why professor Einmug, who had incredibly advanced nuclear-based technology, ultimately decides to not share his inventions and drop from the radar. When he returns in the 1959 story "The Delta Dimension", he briefly alludes to [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki certain events]] to remark he was right and why he'll continue this policy-for the time being, as he's more than willing to share as soon as he thinks the world ''is'' ready (and has in fact already released some of his lesser technologies and helped other scientists with their own developments).

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* At The trope is used from time to time in the end ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics:
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of ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse story this trope is in "Island in the Sky", published in 1936, this is why 1936: for the whole story professor Einmug, who whose technology allowed him to have a whole island floating in the sky and other marvelous inventions, had considered sharing, but in the end, after a bad run-in with Pete, he decides not to because even if his technology ended in the hands of good people they would eventually have to use for war to keep it from villains, and tells Mickey and captain Doberman he'll bring his lab on another world (later revealed to be the Delta Dimension). Doberman quietly concedes the point... And considering Einmug's inventions are all based on incredibly advanced nuclear-based ''nuclear'' technology, ultimately decides to not share his inventions and drop from the radar. When when he returns in the 1959 story "The Delta Dimension", Dimension" he briefly alludes wastes no time to allude to [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki certain events]] events that proved him right]]. He's also GenreSavvy enough to remark he was right and why he'll continue this policy-for the time being, as he's more than willing to share as soon as he thinks know the world ''is'' ''will'' be ready (and has one day... And takes active part in fact already released accelerating the process, helping other scientists, sharing some of his lesser technologies less dangerous inventions, and helped other scientists keeping contact with their own developments).Mickey to recover whatever gets stolen (possibly because he's not paranoid enough), the latter being the very reason he came back in "The Delta Dimension".
12th Nov '17 3:09:15 AM EDP
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* At the end of ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse story "Island in the Sky", published in 1936, this is why professor Einmug, who had incredibly advanced nuclear-based technology, ultimately decides to not share his inventions and drop from the radar. When he returns in the 1959 story "The Delta Dimension", he briefly alludes to [[UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki certain events]] to remark he was right and why he'll continue this policy-for the time being, as he's more than willing to share as soon as he thinks the world ''is'' ready (and has in fact already released some of his lesser technologies and helped other scientists with their own developments).
13th Oct '17 7:00:44 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TerraIgnota'': Bridger has the ability to make inanimate objects real. ''Any'' inanimate objects. The adults of Bridger's bash' keep Bridger and what they can do very, very secret. Part of this is because Bridger is still a child, but they also want to map out their ability as much as possible before revealing it to the world. Not only is it exceptionally dangerous (there's nothing preventing Bridger from taking a vial that says "world-ending plague" and making it real), but they know people won't believe it even if they see it with their own eyes.

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* ''Literature/TerraIgnota'': Bridger has In ''Literature/TerraIgnota'', the ability to make inanimate objects real. ''Any'' inanimate objects. The adults of Bridger's bash' keep Bridger and what they the fact that he can do very, work miracles very secret. Part of this is because Bridger is still a child, but they also want to map out their his ability and develop his personality as much as possible before revealing it him to the world. Not only is it his ability exceptionally dangerous (there's -- there's nothing preventing Bridger from taking a vial that says "world-ending plague" and making it real), real --, but they know people won't believe it even if they see it with their own eyes.
26th Sep '17 6:46:49 AM BeerBaron
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* At the conclusion of the College of Winterhold questline in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Psijic Order monks decide that [[spoiler:Ancano's attempt to control the Eye of Magnus (nearly wiping Winterhold off the map in the process)]] is proof that world is not ready for the [[spoiler:Eye of Magnus]].

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* At In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the conclusion of [[TheOrder Psijic Order]] is a powerful MagicalSociety and the College oldest monastic order in Tamriel. Initially, after their founding, they had this belief toward magic in general, believing that the world must learn magic slowly, at a safe rate. Thousands of Winterhold questline years later, they still maintain this attitude toward certain magical artifacts, as seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Psijic Order monks Skyrim]]'''s [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold]] [[SidequestSideStory questline]], where they decide that [[spoiler:Ancano's attempt to control the [[ArtifactOfDoom Eye of Magnus Magnus]] (nearly wiping Winterhold off the map in the process)]] is proof that world is not ready for the [[spoiler:Eye of Magnus]].it.
29th Aug '17 10:55:23 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MenInBlack Men In Black The Series]]'' the above explanation is the reason {{MIB}} stores so much alien hardware, the public is just not ready for it. They even date each item down to the year for when the world 'will' be ready.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MenInBlack Men In Black The Series]]'' the above explanation is the reason {{MIB}} MIB stores so much alien hardware, hardware: the public is just not ready for it. They even date each item down to the year for when the world 'will' be ready.
24th Aug '17 7:57:49 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TooLikeTheLightning'': Bridger has the ability to make inanimate objects real. ''Any'' inanimate objects. The adults of Bridger's bash' keep Bridger and what they can do very, very secret. Part of this is because Bridger is still a child, but they also want to map out their ability as much as possible before revealing it to the world. Not only is it exceptionally dangerous (there's nothing preventing Bridger from taking a vial that says "world-ending plague" and making it real), but they know people won't believe it even if they see it with their own eyes.

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* ''Literature/TooLikeTheLightning'': ''Literature/TerraIgnota'': Bridger has the ability to make inanimate objects real. ''Any'' inanimate objects. The adults of Bridger's bash' keep Bridger and what they can do very, very secret. Part of this is because Bridger is still a child, but they also want to map out their ability as much as possible before revealing it to the world. Not only is it exceptionally dangerous (there's nothing preventing Bridger from taking a vial that says "world-ending plague" and making it real), but they know people won't believe it even if they see it with their own eyes.
28th Jun '17 9:24:30 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': When Dipper takes it upon himself to show the tourists of Gravity Falls some ''real'' magic, they end up traumatized.
** To be fair to those tourists, said ''real'' magic consisted of a massive [[MixAndMatchCritter Gremlobin]]. If you looked into its eyes - which the tourists did - you lived your ''worst'' nightmares. It was basically an EldritchAbomination.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': When Dipper takes it upon himself to show the tourists of Gravity Falls some ''real'' magic, they end up traumatized.
** To be fair to those tourists, said ''real'' magic consisted
[[MindRape traumatized]] by the DeadlyGaze of a massive [[MixAndMatchCritter Gremlobin]]. If you looked into its eyes - which the tourists did - you lived your ''worst'' nightmares. It was basically an EldritchAbomination. Gremlobin]] showing them their worst nightmares.
7th May '17 9:44:33 AM nombretomado
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* Used in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''. After the resident ObstructiveBureaucrat demands to know why the Autobots have not shared their technology with the world, Optimus reasons that humanity would abuse it.

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* Used in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''. After the resident ObstructiveBureaucrat demands to know why the Autobots have not shared their technology with the world, Optimus reasons that humanity would abuse it.
28th Apr '17 6:49:54 PM Blazer
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* In ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode featuring ''Film/{{Avalanche}}'', Jonah and the Bots buy out so many names for ''Film/Sharknado''-type movie title for the sole reason of preventing their usage in making crappy movies.
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