History Main / TreacheryCoverup

11th Aug '16 10:13:49 PM PaulA
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** ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin'': The defection of [[spoiler: Nikolay Borissovich Gerasimov]] is covered up by the American and Soviet governments to avoid political problems with an arms control treaty. Several Soviet characters state that the court-martial of 'Cardinal' might not be possible since he is a war hero.
* Prince Serg in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''.

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** ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin'': ''Literature/TheCardinalOfTheKremlin'': The defection of [[spoiler: Nikolay [[spoiler:Nikolay Borissovich Gerasimov]] is covered up by the American and Soviet governments to avoid political problems with an arms control treaty. Several Soviet characters state that the court-martial of 'Cardinal' might not be possible since he is a war hero.
* Prince Serg in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''.''Literature/ShardsOfHonor''.
16th Apr '16 6:48:56 PM SSJMagus
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* At the end of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[TheDragon the Fuhrer]] was credited as having been a major force against the generals supposedly orchestrating the "alchemic experiment". In fact, [[spoiler:he had been one of the driving forces for its completion and had brought the generals into the scheme]]. However, he was far too popular with the people and the evidence against him was lacking.

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* At the end of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[TheDragon the Fuhrer]] was credited as having been a major force against the generals supposedly orchestrating the "alchemic experiment". In fact, [[spoiler:he had been one of the driving forces for its completion and had brought the generals into the scheme]]. However, he was far too popular with the people and the evidence against him was lacking. It helped that the rebel forces had ''already'' claimed to be acting in the Fuhrer's name and pinned their own assassination attempt against him (which at the time they believed was successful) on the generals, even before the villainous plot was actually thwarted, even enlisted the unwitting support of the Fuhrer's wife.
28th Feb '16 2:05:19 PM TheShatterer
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*** While the evidence is that the Inquisition doesn't care about that, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation that may very well be]] because of the Dark Angel's self appointed mission to hunt their traitors. They feel they don't need to bother trying to punishing them for something they're attempting to repent for. They also [[BullyingADragon don't need to piss off]] one of the oldest and strongest chapters, as very little left to really tie to them to Imperium, so they might even [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decide to go]] [[AchillesInHisTent their own way]] if pushed enough.
24th Jan '16 2:42:14 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Literature/TheGodsThemselves'', Hallam is guilty of stealing the work of other scientists, ruining at least two careers due to personal grudges, and hindering all attempts to save Earth from a supernova for the sake of prestige. In the end, after the heroes succeed in preventing the supernova, it is mentioned that Hallam will lose most of his influence, but will probably retain some honorable position and won't be prosecuted... exposing the [[FakeUltimateHero greatest genius of humanity]] as a total fraud will cause too much damage to the prestige of science.
20th Jan '16 11:12:36 AM ZimFan89
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** The [[spoiler: [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Tezwa]] Tezwa]] incident and [[spoiler: [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Min_Zife]] Min Zife’s]] involvement are covered up to avoid war.

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** The [[spoiler: [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Tezwa]] Tezwa]] com/wiki/Tezwa Tezwa]]]] incident and [[spoiler: [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Min_Zife]] com/wiki/Min_Zife Min Zife’s]] Zife’s]]]] involvement are covered up to avoid war.
2nd Jan '16 6:26:36 PM nombretomado
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* On ''SonsOfAnarchy'' SAMCRO does this all the time. They need to present an unified front to both their allies and enemies so all disputes and betrayals are handled internally and a cover story is presented to the outside world. From the beginning a major plot element is the fact that if the truth about John Teller's death ever came out, it would be impossible to cover up and it would destroy the club.

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* On ''SonsOfAnarchy'' ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' SAMCRO does this all the time. They need to present an unified front to both their allies and enemies so all disputes and betrayals are handled internally and a cover story is presented to the outside world. From the beginning a major plot element is the fact that if the truth about John Teller's death ever came out, it would be impossible to cover up and it would destroy the club.
29th Oct '15 1:22:55 PM Tacitus
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* Franchise/GhostInTheShell: used frequently to avoid severe political consequences.

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* Franchise/GhostInTheShell: ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'': used frequently to avoid severe political consequences.



* Anime/UnGo - Only reason why is Shinjuurou called "Defeated Detective"

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* Anime/UnGo ''Anime/UnGo'' - Only reason why is Shinjuurou called "Defeated Detective"



* In ''Fanfic/FrozenHearts'', this is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] with regards to [[spoiler:Prince Hans]]; who is confined, away from the public eye, while [[spoiler:his parents]] weigh how to punish [[spoiler:him]] for [[spoiler:his]] crimes, as a result of not wanting word to get out before [[spoiler:his]] punishment is decided. [[spoiler:The King and Queen of the Southern Isles]] ultimately go public regarding [[spoiler:his]] wrongdoing, though.

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* In ''Fanfic/FrozenHearts'', this is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] with regards to [[spoiler:Prince Hans]]; Hans; who is confined, away from the public eye, while [[spoiler:his parents]] his parents weigh how to punish [[spoiler:him]] him for [[spoiler:his]] his crimes, as a result of not wanting word to get out before [[spoiler:his]] his punishment is decided. [[spoiler:The The King and Queen of the Southern Isles]] Isles ultimately go public regarding [[spoiler:his]] his wrongdoing, though.]]



* In Literature/StarTrekMereAnarchy, the capital of planet Mestiko is named vosTraal in honour of a native leader, Traal. According to the history books, Traal sacrificed himself to save the planet. What those books leave out is that this was in fact a HeelFaceTurn and he was originally a traitor, allied with the Klingons. Only when he realized that the Klingons cared nothing for his people and would gladly sacrifice his tribe did he turn on them. In order to keep the troubled planet united, this is obscured from history in favour of an entirely heroic portrait.

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* In Literature/StarTrekMereAnarchy, ''Literature/StarTrekMereAnarchy'', the capital of planet Mestiko is named vosTraal in honour of a native leader, Traal. According to the history books, Traal sacrificed himself to save the planet. What those books leave out is that this was in fact a HeelFaceTurn and he was originally a traitor, allied with the Klingons. Only when he realized that the Klingons cared nothing for his people and would gladly sacrifice his tribe did he turn on them. In order to keep the troubled planet united, this is obscured from history in favour of an entirely heroic portrait.



* This is deconstructed in Literature/{{Serpico}}. The protagonist is regularly told that the NYPD can and should "clean its own laundry", but its method of doing so is just to transfer a DirtyCop to another unit, where he often continues his activities with other corrupt police in that unit. It's only when Serpico goes public that something is done.

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* This is deconstructed in Literature/{{Serpico}}.''Literature/{{Serpico}}''. The protagonist is regularly told that the NYPD can and should "clean its own laundry", but its method of doing so is just to transfer a DirtyCop to another unit, where he often continues his activities with other corrupt police in that unit. It's only when Serpico goes public that something is done.



** [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Section_31 Section 31]] is able to remain hidden since those in the United Federation of Planets either: do not believe Section 31 exists, lack evidence, are working for them, or realize that exposure will undermine the government. Those that do oppose them, such as the [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Kirk_cabal Kirk cabal]], lack the power and evidence to do anything useful. [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Section_31]]

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** [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Section_31 Section 31]] is able to remain hidden since those in the United Federation of Planets either: do not believe Section 31 exists, lack evidence, are working for them, or realize that exposure will undermine the government. Those that do oppose them, such as the [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Kirk_cabal Kirk cabal]], lack the power and evidence to do anything useful. [[http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Section_31]]



* The Literature/HorusHeresy of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is unknown to the vast majority of the Imperium's population-including the fact that fully half of the [[SuperSoldier Adeptus Astartes]] Legions went rogue and joined Chaos. The fact that the main basis for Imperial canon was written ''by'' one of the traitor Legions' primarchs is not only ignored, but anyone who says as much is asking for Inquisitorial attention.
** That [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the edition and writer]], mind. It's also noted, in-universe even, that Imperial doctrine is repeatedly contradictory, and the only people who accept it without questioning any part of it are the particularly pious and [[DumbMuscle ogryns]].
** Half of the Dark Angels chapter turned ''after'' the Heresy. The remaining loyalist Dark Angels are so utterly ashamed and obsessive over their Fallen "brethren" that [[HonourBeforeReason they will go to incredible lengths]] to keep the existence of the Fallen hidden from Imperial authorities while secretly hunting them down personally, including abandoning allies and entire battlefields to go chasing after rumours of sighted Fallen. In an [[{{Irony}} ironic]] twist, it is implied that the Inquisition, the Grey Knights and presumably other Imperial branches of authority and government ''are already aware of the Fallen and don't care'', rendering their whole mission utterly pointless, and in fact, the numerous atrocities they commit in it's name and their unreliable nature are alienating the rest of the Imperium. Whoops.

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* The Literature/HorusHeresy of In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is unknown to 40000}}'', the vast majority Imperium of Man has tried to bury all records of the Literature/HorusHeresy, under the logic that citizens would only be upset to learn that in the Imperium's population-including the fact that golden age fully half of the [[SuperSoldier Adeptus Astartes]] Legions went rogue renegade, bowed to the Chaos Gods, and joined Chaos. The fact that the main basis for Imperial canon was written ''by'' one of the traitor Legions' primarchs is not only ignored, but anyone who says as much is asking for Inquisitorial attention.
** That
nearly destroyed human civilization. How effective this cover-up has been [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the edition and writer]], mind. It's also noted, in-universe even, that so in some cases Horus is known as an arch-heretic, while in others Imperial doctrine is repeatedly contradictory, and the only people who accept it without questioning any part of it forces are the particularly pious and [[DumbMuscle ogryns]].
shocked when Chaos Space Marines start firing on them.
** Half of the The Dark Angels have the shameful secret that elements of their chapter turned traitor ''after'' the Heresy. The remaining loyalist Dark Angels are so utterly ashamed Horus Heresy, and obsessive over their Fallen "brethren" that have gone through [[HonourBeforeReason they will go to incredible lengths]] to hunt down those Fallen and keep the their existence of the Fallen hidden from Imperial authorities while secretly hunting them down personally, including abandoning allies and entire battlefields to go chasing after rumours of sighted Fallen. In an the wider Imperium. [[{{Irony}} ironic]] twist, it is implied that Ironically]], the Inquisition, the Grey Knights chapter's secretive and presumably other Imperial branches of authority and government ''are already aware of the Fallen and don't care'', rendering their whole mission utterly pointless, and in fact, the numerous atrocities they commit in it's name and their unreliable nature are alienating the rest has alienated them from other Imperial forces anyway, and evidence suggests that high-ranking members of the Imperium. Whoops.Inquisition ''know'' about the Fallen, but don't care, making the Dark Angels' mission self-destructive and entirely pointless.



* Happens a lot in the Franchise/ResidentEvil universe post destruction of Raccoon City, mostly due to Umbrella covering their asses after the disaster. They're caught by ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' though.
* VideoGame/StarcraftI Alexei Stukov's death counts as this, after being killed by Samir Duran with orders from Admiral DuGalle, Stukov's death was told to the public as "a hero's death during the final valiant assault on Char".

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* Happens a lot in the Franchise/ResidentEvil universe post destruction of Raccoon City, mostly due to ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' universe, starting with Umbrella covering having Raccoon City to cover their asses after the disaster. asses. They're caught by ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', though.
* VideoGame/StarcraftI In ''VideoGame/StarcraftI'', Alexei Stukov's death counts as this, after being is killed by Samir Duran with on orders from Admiral DuGalle, Stukov's death was told to the public as [=DuGalle=], but publicly he died "a hero's death during the final valiant assault on Char".Char".
* In ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', a CIA team is in Dubai as {{Agent Provocateur}}s stirring up the local populace against the rogue US Army regiment that took control of the city following a natural disaster. The agent in command, however, wants to attack the city's water supply so that everyone, soldier and civilian alike, dies before the rest of the Middle East learns what atrocities American soldiers committed to preserve martial law, which he thinks will lead to war with the entire region.



* [[Webcomic/DominicDeegan Donovan Deegan]] hid from his wife the fact that their friend Karnak had tried to MurderTheHypotenuse (namely, him) just before his HeroicSacrifice.

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* [[Webcomic/DominicDeegan In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', Donovan Deegan]] Deegan hid from his wife the fact that their friend Karnak had tried to MurderTheHypotenuse (namely, him) just before his HeroicSacrifice.
26th Aug '15 9:45:47 AM Willbyr
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* GhostInTheShell: used frequently to avoid severe political consequences.

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* GhostInTheShell: Franchise/GhostInTheShell: used frequently to avoid severe political consequences.



* Inverted in ''OnePiece''. After the supposedly-government-allied pirate Crocodile was exposed, the World Government didn't bother to cover it up. They did, however, cover up the fact that ''another'' pirate crew resolved the issue by giving credit to a Marine who had conveniently been tailing the heroes, because a rogue pirate beating a government-aligned pirate, traitor or not, would be a source of deep embarrassment. Smoker, said Marine, was less than happy about it.

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* Inverted in ''OnePiece''.''Manga/OnePiece''. After the supposedly-government-allied pirate Crocodile was exposed, the World Government didn't bother to cover it up. They did, however, cover up the fact that ''another'' pirate crew resolved the issue by giving credit to a Marine who had conveniently been tailing the heroes, because a rogue pirate beating a government-aligned pirate, traitor or not, would be a source of deep embarrassment. Smoker, said Marine, was less than happy about it.



* In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A''[='=]s, [[spoiler:Admiral Graham's plan to seal the Book of Darkness away with Hayate]] is largely overlooked outside of the upper echelons of the TSAB, and he [[KarmaHoudini merely resigns]], only being officially accused of breaking into Bureau systems and interfering with the investigation. In ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' it is mentioned that many parts of the Jail Scaglietti incident are classified, presumably including [[spoiler:Jail's origins and connection to the Bureau, which had created him]].

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* In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A''[='=]s, [[spoiler:Admiral Graham's plan to seal the Book of Darkness away with Hayate]] is largely overlooked outside of the upper echelons of the TSAB, and he [[KarmaHoudini merely resigns]], only being officially accused of breaking into Bureau systems and interfering with the investigation. In ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' it is mentioned that many parts of the Jail Scaglietti incident are classified, presumably including [[spoiler:Jail's origins and connection to the Bureau, which had created him]].
24th Jul '15 6:29:53 PM nombretomado
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* Happens at one part during ''MetalGearSolid3'', and staying true to the series premise, is much more twisted than usual: ('''extra big spoiler''') [[spoiler:to get a spy close to BigBad Volgin, the Boss is given the mission to pose as a defector and gaining Volgins trust by bringing him two "stolen" nuclear bombs as a gift. But apparently nobody had thought that Volgin would use them against a KGB facility. To cover up that the US government practically gave the nukes to Volgin, Naked Snake is given the mission to kill her, so that nobody will ever suspect that her defection was fake. Being loyal to her country to the end, she accepts death by the hands of her former pupil and best friend. Snake learns about it only after he had killed her.]]

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* Happens at one part during ''MetalGearSolid3'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', and staying true to the series premise, is much more twisted than usual: ('''extra big spoiler''') [[spoiler:to get a spy close to BigBad Volgin, the Boss is given the mission to pose as a defector and gaining Volgins trust by bringing him two "stolen" nuclear bombs as a gift. But apparently nobody had thought that Volgin would use them against a KGB facility. To cover up that the US government practically gave the nukes to Volgin, Naked Snake is given the mission to kill her, so that nobody will ever suspect that her defection was fake. Being loyal to her country to the end, she accepts death by the hands of her former pupil and best friend. Snake learns about it only after he had killed her.]]
17th Jul '15 2:50:47 PM StFan
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* UnGo - Only reason why is Shinjuurou called "Defeated Detective"

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* UnGo Anime/UnGo - Only reason why is Shinjuurou called "Defeated Detective"
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