The Elephant Graveyard YKTTW Discussion
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A character is forbidden to go to a certain place, and they do just that
A variation of Forbidden Fruit - a character will be told not to go to a certain place, but curiousity gets the best of them. Often, the forbidden location hides a terrible secret that the hero will then stumble upon, but regardless, it is always off-limits for a good reason. Examples:
- The Lion King is the Trope Namer.
- In the first Jak and Daxter game, Samos forbids Jak and Daxter to go to Misty Island. They go there, leading to Daxter's transformation into an ottsel and a Precursor.
- Several Futurama episodes, including "Fry and the Slurm Factory" and "A Bicyclops Built For Two" have examples of this.
- The west wing of the castle in Beauty and the Beast.
- The third floor in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which is guarded by Fluffy. Then again, the trio doesn't go there on purpose (at least at first).