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12th Aug '16 3:45:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. In the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game]], when Master Chief finds out that the halos destroy all life in the galaxy, and not just the flood, and he confronts 343 Guilty Spark on the matter, Spark's reaction is "you didn't ask." Guilty Spark was legitimately confused as to why Master Chief didn't already know what the halos did, since he was well on his way to activating them. After all, who would activate a Giant Doomsday Weapon without knowing what it did?

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. In the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game]], when Master Chief finds out that the halos Halos destroy all life in the galaxy, and not just the flood, and Flood, he confronts 343 Guilty Spark on the matter, with Spark's reaction is "you being "You didn't ask." Guilty Spark was legitimately confused as to why Master Chief didn't already know what the halos Halos did, since he was well on his way to activating them. After all, who would activate a Giant Doomsday Weapon without knowing what it did?
7th Aug '16 6:48:45 PM CaseyJ0nes
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* ''Manga/BlackButler'': Ciel's reasoning when Sebastian asked why he never told him that he had asthma.
2nd Aug '16 2:26:29 PM Kalaong
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Similar excuses include forgetfulness ("Didn't I tell you already?"), not realizing that the other person doesn't have the information ("I thought you already knew."), assuming the other person already figured it out for himself ("I thought it was obvious."), underestimating the importance of the information ("ItSeemedTrivial."), or hoping it wouldn't ''be'' important because it's [[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason embarrassing]] ("I really didn't want to talk about it"), [[DarkSecret disgraceful]] ("I hoped I'd never have to admit it."), or [[ForbiddenChekhovsGun too dangerous to use]] [[GodzillaThreshold under any but the most dire circumstances]] ("I hoped we'd find an alternative"), or even that [[NotNowKiddo they couldn't get a word in edgewise]] ("You ''told'' me to [AirQuotes] [[PreemptiveShutUp "Shut Up!"]] ").

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Similar excuses include forgetfulness ("Didn't ignorance/forgetfulness ("[[PoorCommunicationKills I tell you already?"), not realizing that the other person doesn't have the information ("I thought you already knew.knew/I already told you]]."), assuming the other person already figured it out for himself ("I ("[[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat I thought it was obvious.obvious]]."), underestimating the importance of the information ("ItSeemedTrivial."), or hoping it wouldn't ''be'' important because it's [[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason embarrassing]] ("I really didn't want to talk about it"), [[DarkSecret disgraceful]] ("I hoped I'd never have to admit it."), or [[ForbiddenChekhovsGun too dangerous to use]] [[GodzillaThreshold under any but the most dire circumstances]] ("I hoped we'd find an alternative"), or even that [[NotNowKiddo they couldn't get a word in edgewise]] ("You ''told'' me to [AirQuotes] [[PreemptiveShutUp "Shut Up!"]] ").
26th Jul '16 3:43:52 PM Tabs
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->'''Cop:''' You didn't tell us that you were having an illicit affair with your secretary while betting on backroom cockfights.\\

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->'''Cop:''' -->'''Cop:''' You didn't tell us that you were having an illicit affair with your secretary while betting on backroom cockfights.\\



->'''Hero:''' Why didn't you tell me you had that AppliedPhlebotinum in your pocket?\\

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->'''Hero:''' -->'''Hero:''' Why didn't you tell me you had that AppliedPhlebotinum in your pocket?\\
18th Jul '16 7:26:26 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', Hayate asks why Commander Arad never mentioned that he knew Hayate's father. Arad drops this trope, to which Hayate replies "[[LampshadeHanging What the hell's with that response?]]"
17th Jun '16 12:50:29 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "The Town's Inn, Part 1" from ''Series/HotelHell'', Gordon Ramsay is pointing out to the innkeeper, Karan, the insanity of the idea of there being her personal wardrobe in his room. She says that the wardrobe is locked and he doesn't have to deal with it and he tells her "But you didn't tell me that when you took my money," getting him this response.
11th Jun '16 7:12:02 PM MJC
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** When the group discovers that [[DevilInPlainSight Xellos is actually evil]], it turns out that Gourry was aware of the fact the entire time, but didn't say anything because he thought it was obvious.

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** When the group discovers that [[DevilInPlainSight Xellos is actually evil]], it turns out that Gourry was aware of the fact the entire time, but didn't say anything because he thought it was obvious.[[ObviouslyEvil obvious]].
1st Jun '16 1:37:11 AM PaulA
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* Used deliberately against one of the villains in ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}''. The retired KillerRobot Mondamay is placed under a compulsion to obey the villain's orders; the villain's plan fails due to a fact Mondamay knew all along but chose not to volunteer; the villain asks why he didn't warn him, and Mondamay replies, with exact truth, "You never asked me."
22nd May '16 7:43:16 PM Kalaong
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Similar excuses include forgetfulness ("Didn't I tell you already?"), not realizing that the other person doesn't have the information ("I thought you already knew."), assuming the other person already figured it out for himself ("I thought it was obvious."), underestimating the importance of the information ("I didn't think it was important."), or hoping it wouldn't ''be'' important because it's [[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason embarrassing]] ("I really didn't want to talk about it"), [[DarkSecret disgraceful]] ("I hoped I'd never have to admit it."), or [[ForbiddenChekhovsGun too dangerous to use]] [[GodzillaThreshold under any but the most dire circumstances]] ("I hoped we'd find an alternative"), or even that [[NotNowKiddo they couldn't get a word in edgewise]] ("You ''told'' me to [AirQuotes] [[PreemptiveShutUp "Shut Up!"]] ").

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Similar excuses include forgetfulness ("Didn't I tell you already?"), not realizing that the other person doesn't have the information ("I thought you already knew."), assuming the other person already figured it out for himself ("I thought it was obvious."), underestimating the importance of the information ("I didn't think it was important.("ItSeemedTrivial."), or hoping it wouldn't ''be'' important because it's [[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason embarrassing]] ("I really didn't want to talk about it"), [[DarkSecret disgraceful]] ("I hoped I'd never have to admit it."), or [[ForbiddenChekhovsGun too dangerous to use]] [[GodzillaThreshold under any but the most dire circumstances]] ("I hoped we'd find an alternative"), or even that [[NotNowKiddo they couldn't get a word in edgewise]] ("You ''told'' me to [AirQuotes] [[PreemptiveShutUp "Shut Up!"]] ").
22nd May '16 7:10:26 AM Eievie
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'''Version one:''' The detectives or crime labs find evidence that their main suspect in the crime couldn't possibly have committed the murder because he had some other alibi. Usually, the secret they are keeping is illegal, immoral or highly embarrassing to such an extent that they would rather go to prison for the primary crime. It is usually used in crime dramas to get the RedHerring out of the way and move suspicion off of the patsy.

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'''Version *'''Version one:''' The detectives or crime labs find evidence that their main suspect in the crime couldn't possibly have committed the murder because he had some other alibi. Usually, the secret they are keeping is illegal, immoral or highly embarrassing to such an extent that they would rather go to prison for the primary crime. It is usually used in crime dramas to get the RedHerring out of the way and move suspicion off of the patsy.
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'''Version two:''' A ForgottenSuperweapon is in the pocket of a non-primary character. This can feel like DeusExMachina if the viewer was not given enough advanced warning that the character had this in their pocket.

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\n'''Version *'''Version two:''' A ForgottenSuperweapon is in the pocket of a non-primary character. This can feel like DeusExMachina if the viewer was not given enough advanced warning that the character had this in their pocket.
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