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24th Aug '16 12:25:24 PM Gamermaster
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** ''{{Manga/UQHolder}}'' shows that Negi succeeded.

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** ''{{Manga/UQHolder}}'' ''Manga/UQHolder'' shows that Negi succeeded.
23rd Aug '16 9:48:20 PM MikeW
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* Subverted in the Creator/CliveCussler novel ''Sahara.'' Finding a Confederate Ironclad that made its way across the ocean only to end up in a dried-up spot in the desert, Pitt, Giordino and historian Perlmutter discover [[spoiler: the corpse of Abraham Lincoln. Perlmutter explains what he found from a secret diary: The Confederates captured Lincoln and planned to use him to force decent surrender terms but things went badly as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (wanting power for himself) kept it quiet and faked the assassination of a double.]] Pitt wants the truth to come out with Perlmutter warning him that it's better the world not know as [[spoiler: it will destroy Lincoln's standing as a martyr.]] Pitt lampshades how the line is used by "arrogant politicans to keep their self-interests" and the American people are a lot stronger than Perlmutter and people in Washington think. As it turns out, Pitt is right as [[spoiler: the American public revere Lincoln more than ever once the truth of his fate is known.]]
7th Jul '16 7:28:22 PM Discar
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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.
17th Jun '16 12:57:42 AM Doug86
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* Major plot point of ''AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' as Hank tries to introduce 19th-Century technology and democracy into the medieval era. It works for a time but only when he's there to teach them. The moment he has to leave the country for a family emergency, everything falls to pieces leading to a full blown war.

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* Major plot point of ''AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' as Hank tries to introduce 19th-Century technology and democracy into the medieval era. It works for a time but only when he's there to teach them. The moment he has to leave the country for a family emergency, everything falls to pieces leading to a full blown war.
19th Apr '16 3:16:21 AM erforce
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* This happens in every ''Film/IndianaJones'' film, and its counterparts ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' and ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}''.

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* This happens in every ''Film/IndianaJones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' film, and its video game counterparts ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' ''Franchise/TombRaider'' and ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}''.
27th Mar '16 11:21:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's for this reason that ''ForbiddenPlanet'''s Dr. Morbius doesn't release Krell technology to the rest of humanity.

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* It's for this reason that ''ForbiddenPlanet'''s ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'''s Dr. Morbius doesn't release Krell technology to the rest of humanity.



* Used in the ''{{Transformers}}'' [[TransformersFilmSeries film series.]] 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 ''{{Transformers}}'' [[TransformersFilmSeries film series.]] ''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.



* In OrsonScottCard's ''[[EndersGame Speaker for the Dead]]'' the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause laws of Starways Congress about contact between the new alien life]] reflect this trope. Ostensibly the laws were passed to "preserve the natural culture of the Pequeniños" but it's later realized that the laws are actually there so humans can stay on top of the technological race between species. So that when the Piggies actually can build a starship, and colonize other planets, they'll find that humans have already been there, done that. This is not entirely unjustified: in the sequels, when the Pequeniños ''do'' gain access to a FasterThanLight starship, there is [[ScaryDogmaticAliens a significant faction]] that wants to use it to travel to settled human worlds and infect them with ThePlague, which is necessary to Pequeniño biology but unfailingly lethal to all forms of life not native to their planet.

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* In OrsonScottCard's ''[[EndersGame Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Speaker for the Dead]]'' the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause laws of Starways Congress about contact between the new alien life]] reflect this trope. Ostensibly the laws were passed to "preserve the natural culture of the Pequeniños" but it's later realized that the laws are actually there so humans can stay on top of the technological race between species. So that when the Piggies actually can build a starship, and colonize other planets, they'll find that humans have already been there, done that. This is not entirely unjustified: in the sequels, when the Pequeniños ''do'' gain access to a FasterThanLight starship, there is [[ScaryDogmaticAliens a significant faction]] that wants to use it to travel to settled human worlds and infect them with ThePlague, which is necessary to Pequeniño biology but unfailingly lethal to all forms of life not native to their planet.
27th Feb '16 10:58:01 AM nombretomado
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* Why the Tesseract [[spoiler:is returned to Asgard]] at the end of ''Film/TheAvengers''. The events of the film demonstrate that humans would misuse the Tesseract's power, but on top of that, the Earth simply can't deal with the kind of [[AlienInvasion attention]] it would bring if it became widely known that humanity possessed the Tesseract. [[spoiler: The fact that the most immediate use for it by SHIELD was to create weaponry didn't help either.]]

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* Why the Tesseract [[spoiler:is returned to Asgard]] at the end of ''Film/TheAvengers''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. The events of the film demonstrate that humans would misuse the Tesseract's power, but on top of that, the Earth simply can't deal with the kind of [[AlienInvasion attention]] it would bring if it became widely known that humanity possessed the Tesseract. [[spoiler: The fact that the most immediate use for it by SHIELD was to create weaponry didn't help either.]]
22nd Feb '16 9:18:26 AM bwburke94
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* Played straight in ''TheLoneGunmen'' "Like Water For Octane" episode with the car that runs on water. The heroes themselves decide to suppress the technology because they felt humanity would make so many cars that engine oil would cause a greater environmental threat than gasoline usage would and that mankind wouldn't figure a way around that problem (besides, you know, recycling the stuff, like we do nowadays).

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* Played straight in ''TheLoneGunmen'' ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'' episode "Like Water For Octane" episode with the car that runs on water. The heroes themselves decide to suppress the technology because they felt humanity would make so many cars that engine oil would cause a greater environmental threat than gasoline usage would and that mankind wouldn't figure a way around that problem (besides, you know, recycling the stuff, like we do nowadays).



* ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'':

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* ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'':''Series/BabylonFive'':



* The [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]] once told the tale of the planet Minos. The Time Lords of Gallifrey, being a young race then, decided at help out the primitive planet Minos by instructing them in science and technology. The Minosans responded by kicking the Time Lords out at gunpoint then engaging in a nuclear war that reduced their homeworld to an asteroid belt. After that the Time Lords put their [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] in place.
** ...That sounds kinda familiar... (see the Comics section)
** In the Series/DoctorWho Series Five two-parter 'The Hungry Earth'/'Cold Blood', a plan for the Silurians, the original reptilian inhabitants of the Earth, to re-emerge gets postponed for this reason. Considering that peace talks between them and the humans had broken down because of the murder of [=POWs=] and both sides claim equal right to ownership of the surface, this is probably one of the more justified examples. The Doctor also puts into motion a plan to ''make'' the world ready, by asking the humans to spread the message of the Silurians' return in 1,000 years.

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* The [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]] Doctor of ''Series/DoctorWho'' once told the tale of the planet Minos. The Time Lords of Gallifrey, being a young race then, decided at help out the primitive planet Minos by instructing them in science and technology. The Minosans responded by kicking the Time Lords out at gunpoint then engaging in a nuclear war that reduced their homeworld to an asteroid belt. After that the Time Lords put their [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] in place.
** ...That sounds kinda familiar... (see the Comics section)
** In the Series/DoctorWho Series Five 5 two-parter 'The Hungry Earth'/'Cold Blood', a plan for the Silurians, the original reptilian inhabitants of the Earth, to re-emerge gets postponed for this reason. Considering that peace talks between them and the humans had broken down because of the murder of [=POWs=] and both sides claim equal right to ownership of the surface, this is probably one of the more justified examples. The Doctor also puts into motion a plan to ''make'' the world ready, by asking the humans to spread the message of the Silurians' return in 1,000 years.
19th Jan '16 5:02:12 PM TastySauce
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* Subverted in ''{{Transformers}}: Cybertron''. Optimus Prime refuses to throw off the masquerade and have the Autobots attempt to join with the humans in an alliance, even in the midst of a full-out Decepticon attack on Earth, thinking that humanity would feel betrayed when they found out alien robots had been hiding among them. Not so, it turns out. The [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] types that had earlier seemed threatening turn out to be a force for good, and play a role in turning the tide. It's a warm fuzzy moment for everyone but the Decepticons.

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* Subverted in ''{{Transformers}}: ''Anime/{{Transformers}}: Cybertron''. Optimus Prime refuses to throw off the masquerade and have the Autobots attempt to join with the humans in an alliance, even in the midst of a full-out Decepticon attack on Earth, thinking that humanity would feel betrayed when they found out alien robots had been hiding among them. Not so, it turns out. The [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] types that had earlier seemed threatening turn out to be a force for good, and play a role in turning the tide. It's a warm fuzzy moment for everyone but the Decepticons.Decepticons.
* ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'': Guns, since it's set in the 15th century. Prince Beyazit brings back some firearms from the Orient which he uses to end the Turkish civil war, but later destroys them because he's afraid of the fact that they will change warfare forever. Prince Ismail points out, however, that he's merely delaying the inevitable.
18th Jan '16 9:52:41 AM R1ck
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(FridgeLogic suggests that by just sitting on their knowledge even well-intentioned secret keepers ultimately work to prevent the world from ever ''becoming'' ready. This idea will usually either [[GenreBlindness never occur to anybody]] or else be brought up once, {{handwave}}d away, and then never mentioned again.)

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(FridgeLogic FridgeLogic suggests that by just sitting on their knowledge even well-intentioned secret keepers ultimately work to prevent the world from ever ''becoming'' ready. This idea will usually either [[GenreBlindness never occur to anybody]] or else be brought up once, {{handwave}}d away, and then never mentioned again.)
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