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12th Mar '18 2:50:49 AM tigerstar
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' had Things Man Was Not Meant to know Of.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' had Things Man Was Not Meant to know Wot Of.[[note]]"Wot" is an [[ShownTheirWork archaic term]] meaning "know".[[/note]]
--> Wayzygoose had, in his younger days, sought power in strange places; he'd wrestled with demons in blazing octagrams, stared into dimensions that men were not meant to wot of, and even [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking outfaced the Unseen University grants committee]]... - ''{{Discworld/Sourcery}}''
7th Mar '18 10:13:07 PM darksoul4242
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* In the movie ''Film/{{Pi}}'', the protagonist Max is on the verge of unlocking the pattern of the universe using a 216-digit number. A group of Orthodox Jews believes that the number is the true name of God, while a stock broker want it to predict the stock market. However, the number overwhelms anyone or anything that tries to compute it. Max, who already stared too long at the sun and did permanent damage to his brain, begins to completely break down as he studies the number. His computer breaks down and starts creating organic goo. Ultimately [[spoiler:Max abandons his quest and chooses to simply live life in ignorance, possibly drilling out his mathematical genius to escape the number's curse]].

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* In the movie ''Film/{{Pi}}'', the protagonist Max is on the verge of unlocking the pattern of the universe using a 216-digit number. A group of Orthodox Jews believes that the number is the true name of God, while a stock broker want wants it to predict the stock market. However, the number overwhelms anyone or anything that tries to compute it. Max, who already stared too long at the sun and did permanent damage to his brain, begins to completely break down as he studies the number. His computer breaks down and starts creating organic goo. Ultimately [[spoiler:Max abandons his quest and chooses to simply live life in ignorance, possibly drilling out his mathematical genius to escape the number's curse]].
23rd Feb '18 2:05:51 PM Dghcrh
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* Played hilariously in the second ''ProfessorLayton'' game. One of the failed tea recipes leads to a startled Luke informing us that there is ''smoke'' rising from the cup, to which Layton responds, 'This is clearly a tea that ''should not have been''.'

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* Played hilariously in the second ''ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' game. One of the failed tea recipes leads to a startled Luke informing us that there is ''smoke'' rising from the cup, to which Layton responds, 'This is clearly a tea that ''should not have been''.'
13th Feb '18 9:22:59 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* ''VideoGame/{{Thumper}}'': This trope doesn't come up in the game itself, however, reviewers have compared the game's horrific visuals to going to the edge of the universe and seeing things human eyes weren't meant to see.


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* A more mundane example in ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' with [[NoodleIncident the Very Bad Thing]] that the people of Wellington Wells did to defeat [[AlternateHistory their German occupiers]]. Whatever it was, the moral guilt from enacting it drove the citizens so mad that they began taking [[FantasticDrug Joy]] to forget. By the time the game starts, the ''entire town'' is [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul out of their minds on Joy]], and even the Wellies who have been taking it their whole lives will become [[DefectorFromDecadence Downers]] if they learn what the Very Bad Thing was.
31st Jan '18 1:29:07 AM WillBGood
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that featured time travel, {{Time Warped Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E13TimeWarped}} posited that no one must know how the universe was created. If you want to know, [[spoiler: it's represented as a ball of light emanating from an enormous hand within a dark void, and since [[AllMythsAreTrue all those other gods exist]]...]]

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that featured time travel, {{Time Warped Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E13TimeWarped}} [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E13TimeWarped "Time Warped"]] posited that no one must know how the universe was created. If you want to know, [[spoiler: it's represented as a ball of light emanating from an enormous hand within a dark void, and since [[AllMythsAreTrue all those other gods exist]]...]]
21st Jan '18 1:46:19 PM thatother1dude
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** The DownloadableContent adds the populace of Oolacile, who, according to an merchant, got conned by a "toothy serpent" into [[spoiler:awakening [[EldritchAbomination Manus, Father of the Abyss]], [[AndIMustScream and they got turned into mindless monsters for their troubles]]]].

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** The DownloadableContent adds the populace of Oolacile, who, according to an merchant, got conned by a "toothy serpent" into [[spoiler:awakening [[EldritchAbomination Manus, Father of the Abyss]], [[AndIMustScream and they got turned into mindless monsters for their troubles]]]].troubles]].
20th Jan '18 6:29:45 PM Love777
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that featured time travel, [[Time Warped Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E13TimeWarped]] posited that no one must know how the universe was created. If you want to know, [[spoiler: it's represented as a ball of light emanating from an enormous hand within a dark void, and since [[AllMythsAreTrue all those other gods exist]]...]]

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that featured time travel, [[Time {{Time Warped Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E13TimeWarped]] Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E13TimeWarped}} posited that no one must know how the universe was created. If you want to know, [[spoiler: it's represented as a ball of light emanating from an enormous hand within a dark void, and since [[AllMythsAreTrue all those other gods exist]]...]]
20th Jan '18 6:28:36 PM Love777
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that featured time travel posited that no one must know how the universe was created. If you want to know, [[spoiler: it's represented as a ball of light emanating from an enormous hand within a dark void, and since [[AllMythsAreTrue all those other gods exist]]...]]

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that featured time travel travel, [[Time Warped Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E13TimeWarped]] posited that no one must know how the universe was created. If you want to know, [[spoiler: it's represented as a ball of light emanating from an enormous hand within a dark void, and since [[AllMythsAreTrue all those other gods exist]]...]]
20th Jan '18 12:18:23 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** The true nature of the Shadows Who Watch, Make, and Rule, beings beyond even [[TopGod the Elders]], is this, as Celestia refuses to divulge ''what'' they are because it'd likely drive a normal pony insane. Nyarlathotrot and his twin Fillimon are the AnthropomorphicPersonification of their dark side and light side respectively. [[spoiler:[[HumansAreCthulhu They're the Readers, Writers, and Hasbro.]]]] It's implied Celestia, Luna, Discord, and the other gods are all aware of a ''lot'' of these, being deities who helped ''make'' the universe.
** [[EldritchAbomination The Outer Concepts]] literally ''are'' this. Their entire purpose for existing is to give mortals a healthy fear of the unknown so they don't accidentally tamper beyond their death for the good of themselves and existence.
6th Jan '18 11:08:06 AM lillolillo
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} once had to catch ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, who at the end of the previous adventure had been hurtling unconscious through the dimensions. ComicBook/TheSpectre tried to stop him from pursuing; naturally he fights back; and naturally he can't even budge the Spectre physically or otherwise. Eventually the Spectre convinces Superman that following Supergirl would lead him into realms that no mortal should witness (implied to be Heaven. Supergirl was unconscious, so it wasn't a problem for her.) When Superman asks for the Spectre's help, he responds "Of course; you only had to ask," and simply teleports Supergirl to them.

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* In ''ComicBook/WarWorld'', Franchise/{{Superman}} once had to catch ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, who at the end of the previous adventure had been hurtling unconscious through the dimensions. ComicBook/TheSpectre tried to stop him from pursuing; naturally he fights back; and naturally he can't even budge the Spectre physically or otherwise. Eventually the Spectre convinces Superman that following Supergirl would lead him into realms that no mortal should witness (implied to be Heaven. Supergirl was unconscious, so it wasn't a problem for her.) When Superman asks for the Spectre's help, he responds "Of course; you only had to ask," and simply teleports Supergirl to them.
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