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14th Feb '18 10:51:29 AM Geoduck
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* Used in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''Imzadi''. The Guardian of Forever [[spoiler: doesn't tell anyone that the timeline in which Troi dies is the modified one, and that she lived in the original one. Thus, attempts at changing or maintaining the timeline are actually having the opposite effects]]. When the characters realize this and ask the Guardian why it didn't tell them, it ''literally'' says, "You did not ask."
** It ''was'' established in the original episode that the Guardian has A Thing about answering questions.

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* Used in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''Imzadi''. The Guardian of Forever [[spoiler: doesn't tell anyone that the timeline in which Troi dies is the modified one, and that she lived in the original one. Thus, attempts at changing or maintaining the timeline are actually having the opposite effects]]. When the characters realize this and ask the Guardian why it didn't tell them, it ''literally'' says, "You did not ask."
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" In fairness, it ''was'' established in the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E28TheCityOnTheEdgeOfForever original episode episode]] that the Guardian has A Thing about answering questions.
2nd Feb '18 4:20:37 PM Seanette
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* A variant appears in ''Dragonflight'', the original ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novel. Lessa has the ability to speak to any dragon, not just her own Ramoth. She doesn't mention it to anyone because she has no idea that this is unusual until F'lar, her weyrmate, peevishly mentions a long-dead queen rider with the same gift. When Lessa tells him she can do it, he demands to know why she never told him - to which she rather scathingly points out that ''he'' never tells ''her'' anything, so how was she supposed to know it was important? If he had ever bothered to mention that being able to speak to all dragons was a rare gift, she would have told him sooner!

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* A variant appears in ''Dragonflight'', the original ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novel. Lessa has the ability to speak to any dragon, not just her own Ramoth. She doesn't mention it to anyone because [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat she has no idea that this is unusual unusual]] until F'lar, her weyrmate, peevishly mentions a long-dead queen rider with the same gift. When Lessa tells him she can do it, he demands to know why she never told him - to which she rather scathingly points out that ''he'' never tells ''her'' anything, so how was she supposed to know it was important? If he had ever bothered to mention that being able to speak to all dragons was a rare gift, she would have told him sooner!
31st Jan '18 5:01:42 PM SteveMB
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## assuming the other person already figured it out for himself: "[[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat I thought it was obvious]]."

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## assuming the other person already knew or figured it out for himself: "[[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat I thought it was obvious]]."
24th Jan '18 10:47:16 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', when Franchise/{{Superman}} tells ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} he didn't know she could already use her XRayVision, Kara answers: "You didn't ask".
-->'''Superman:''' You noticed the lead, hmm? I didn't know your X-Ray vision had kicked in.\\

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* Examples from ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' stories:
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In ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', when Franchise/{{Superman}} tells ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} he didn't know she could already use her XRayVision, Kara answers: "You didn't ask".
-->'''Superman:''' --->'''Superman:''' You noticed the lead, hmm? I didn't know your X-Ray vision had kicked in.\\


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** In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', when Supergirl demands to know why neither of her partners warned her that she'd die if she took her[[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Ring]] off, Guy Gardner answers it wasn't an easy thing to bring up, i.e., she didn't ask.
21st Jan '18 12:21:07 PM lillolillo
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* In ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman #9'', when Franchise/{{Superman}} tells Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} he didn't know she could already use her XRayVision, Kara answers: "You didn't ask".

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* In ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman #9'', ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', when Franchise/{{Superman}} tells Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} he didn't know she could already use her XRayVision, Kara answers: "You didn't ask".
1st Jan '18 12:29:47 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** In fact, that's his standard MO. He has ''never'' told an outright lie, not even when asked a direct question, but he never tells the ''whole'' truth either. He frequently fails to mention key pieces of information, like the one described above, or [[spoiler: magical girls risking, if not being outright doomed, to turn into their enemies, witches, through TheCorruption]], which might harm his goals. (The one time he ''had'' to be deceptive -- in ascribing motives to his antagonist Homura -- he merely provoked another girl into speculating about her, then nodded and said nothing.) One might chalk this up to his OrangeAndBlueMorality, and suggest that he doesn't ''understand'' why humans consider this information important... but he ''knows'' that they think it's important, and so he deliberately avoids it: "This is exactly why I didn't tell you. I always get the same reaction every time I say it."

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** In fact, that's his standard MO. He has ''never'' told an outright lie, not even when asked a direct question, but he never tells the ''whole'' truth either. He frequently fails decides to mention not divulge key pieces of information, like the one described above, or [[spoiler: magical girls risking, if not being outright doomed, to turn into their enemies, witches, through TheCorruption]], which whenever mentioning it might harm his goals. (The one time he ''had'' to be deceptive -- in ascribing motives to his antagonist Homura -- he merely provoked another girl into speculating about her, then nodded and said nothing.) One might chalk this up to his OrangeAndBlueMorality, and suggest that he doesn't ''understand'' why humans consider this information important... but he ''knows'' that they think it's important, and so he deliberately avoids it: "This is exactly why I didn't tell you. I always get the same reaction every time I say it."
31st Dec '17 9:52:41 AM nombretomado
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* On ''{{Greek}}'', the exchange went something like this:

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* On ''{{Greek}}'', ''Series/{{Greek}}'', the exchange went something like this:
10th Dec '17 2:09:32 PM nombretomado
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* A variant appears in ''Dragonflight'', the original ''DragonridersOfPern'' novel. Lessa has the ability to speak to any dragon, not just her own Ramoth. She doesn't mention it to anyone because she has no idea that this is unusual until F'lar, her weyrmate, peevishly mentions a long-dead queen rider with the same gift. When Lessa tells him she can do it, he demands to know why she never told him - to which she rather scathingly points out that ''he'' never tells ''her'' anything, so how was she supposed to know it was important? If he had ever bothered to mention that being able to speak to all dragons was a rare gift, she would have told him sooner!

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* A variant appears in ''Dragonflight'', the original ''DragonridersOfPern'' ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novel. Lessa has the ability to speak to any dragon, not just her own Ramoth. She doesn't mention it to anyone because she has no idea that this is unusual until F'lar, her weyrmate, peevishly mentions a long-dead queen rider with the same gift. When Lessa tells him she can do it, he demands to know why she never told him - to which she rather scathingly points out that ''he'' never tells ''her'' anything, so how was she supposed to know it was important? If he had ever bothered to mention that being able to speak to all dragons was a rare gift, she would have told him sooner!
23rd Nov '17 4:55:58 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': In the sequel ''Picking Up the Pieces'', when Sweet Surprise's marriage is revealed, she never wore her wedding ring at work (as it didnít fit on her helmet) and never otherwise mentioned it because it never came up.
20th Oct '17 12:46:08 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's short story ''[[Literature/KnownSpace The Patchwork Girl]]'', the accused murderer refuses to reveal why she couldn't possibly have committed the murder due to a misunderstanding of the way the law works on the Moon vs how it works on Earth. [[spoiler: She was visiting her clone at a cloning clinic. On Earth, she would have been condemned to the organ banks for having a clone made after using one of her birthrights (having a child takes two birthrights, one from each parent) AND the clone would have been sterilized. On the Moon, she probably would have been sterilized and the clone would have been left alone.]]

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's short story ''[[Literature/KnownSpace The Patchwork Girl]]'', ''Literature/ThePatchworkGirl'', the accused murderer refuses to reveal why she couldn't possibly have committed the murder due to a misunderstanding of the way the law works on the Moon vs how it works on Earth. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was visiting her clone at a cloning clinic. On Earth, she would have been condemned to the organ banks for having a clone made after using one of her birthrights (having a child takes two birthrights, one from each parent) AND ''and'' the clone would have been sterilized. On the Moon, she probably would have been sterilized and the clone would have been left alone.]]
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