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* On January 13, 2021, Rep. John Richmond (D-CA) spoke about how foolish many Republicans were acting in not wanting to impeach UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump in the name of “unity”. He, then, points out how, when the Democrats impeached Trump the first time, warned that if they let him go for “learning his lesson”, he’d do something worse. “Simply put: I told you so. Richmond out.”


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "The 'Good Old Days'", there is a talking sun that warns people not to look at him, lest they go blind. At the end of the episode, when Timmy defeats Vicky (turned into a boy due to the rules of not beating girls up in old cartoons), she flees in terror and then suddenly screams, "THE SUN! I'M BLIIIIIIIIND!" The sun replies "I warned ya", then laughs.
** In the episode "Just the Two of Us!", Timmy wishes that he and Trixie are the only two humans on Earth so he could have her all to himself. Wanda warns him how her need for attention would cause problems, but he doesn't listen. His enjoyment fades the longer Trixie craves for attention. Timmy is forced to admit his wish backfired, only for Wanda to do a long celebratory "I told you so". When Cosmo snatches her away out of jealousy, Timmy is forced to avoid a violently obsessed Trixie until he summons his fairies again to finally reverse his wish.

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In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "The 'Good Old Days'", there is a talking sun that warns people not to look at him, lest they go blind. At the end of the episode, when Timmy defeats Vicky (turned into a boy due to the rules of not beating girls up in old cartoons), she flees in terror and then suddenly screams, "THE SUN! I'M BLIIIIIIIIND!" The sun replies "I warned ya", then laughs.
** In the episode "Just "[[Recap/TheFairlyOddParentsS4E18JustTheTwoOfUs Just the Two of Us!", Us!]]", Timmy wishes that he and Trixie are the only two humans on Earth so he could have her all to himself. Wanda warns him how her need for attention would cause problems, but he doesn't listen. His enjoyment fades the longer Trixie craves for attention. Timmy is forced to admit his wish backfired, only for Wanda to do a long celebratory "I told you so". When Cosmo snatches her away out of jealousy, Timmy is forced to avoid a violently obsessed Trixie until he summons his fairies again to finally reverse his wish.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Time to Get Cereal", the boys discover that the fabled creature called [=ManBearPig=] (an allegory for ClimateChange) is real and very dangerous, slaughtering numerous people in its path. As a result, they're forced to turn to Al Gore for help, and Gore clearly relishes making the boys apologize to him for mocking him and not taking his warnings seriously.
-->'''Al Gore:''' Oh, ''now'' you believe me.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Odd Couple" when Tommy is staying at Chuckie's house for a long weekend. Phil and Lil warned that when they start living together, they'll fight all the time. The argument happens when Tommy can't do things his way when Chuckie does things different at his house. They both get fed up that they both have to do things differently like Chuckie is a neat-freak with his toys and Tommy leaves it as a mess.
-->'''Phil and Lil:''' We told you so.


* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Admiral Grayson tells off the rest of the Citadel Council for blindly [[spoiler:trusting Sarah and possibly the Dark Side of the Force]] in what seems to be an attempt to make up for their NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering and HeadInTheSandManagement tendencies. He warned them offscreen about how dangerous this set of powers (and those who wield it) have been in his own galaxy, but they [[CassandraTruth didn't listen]] to someone who [[IgnoredExpert probably knows more about this than they do]]. That a graphic scene of MindRape[=/=]ColdBloodedTorture[=/=]DrunkOnTheDarkSide just occurred only serves to buttress his arguments.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', ''Fanfic/{{Origins}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Admiral Grayson tells off the rest of the Citadel Council for blindly [[spoiler:trusting Sarah and possibly the Dark Side of the Force]] in what seems to be an attempt to make up for their NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering and HeadInTheSandManagement tendencies. He warned them offscreen about how dangerous this set of powers (and those who wield it) have been in his own galaxy, but they [[CassandraTruth didn't listen]] to someone who [[IgnoredExpert probably knows more about this than they do]]. That a graphic scene of MindRape[=/=]ColdBloodedTorture[=/=]DrunkOnTheDarkSide just occurred only serves to buttress his arguments.


* In the Genocide ending of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [[spoiler:Sans]] says this verbatim after the final blow is struck but before he dies, after cryptically spending the fight warning you against continuing. [[spoiler:If you proceed through the ending anyway, you'll find he was entirely right, as the world is destroyed by your player character and the only way to get it back is to sell your SOUL and permanently lose the ability to get the best ending.]]

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* In the Genocide ending of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [[spoiler:Sans]] ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], says this verbatim after the final blow is struck but before he dies, after cryptically spending the fight warning you against continuing. [[spoiler:If you proceed through the ending anyway, you'll find he was entirely right, as the world is destroyed by your player character and the only way to get it back is to sell your SOUL and permanently lose the ability to get the best ending.]]


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* ''VideoGame/PilgrimRPGMaker'': The [[AnimateInanimateObject Storey 5 Door]] will warn Akemi and Suu against entering Storey 5, saying it is dangerous. After they go in anyway, it will later tell Akemi and Suu, after they have first escaped from the Monster, that it told them Storey 5 was dangerous.
--> '''Door:''' See, like I said, this place is dangerous.\\
'''Akemi:''' Come on, stop that. I knowww.


* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', just before the U.A. Sports Festival finals begin, Ojiro warns Midoriya that his opponent, Shinso, can use his brainwashing quirk if Midoriya responds to anything Shinso says, and uses his tail to stop Midoriya from answering him. When the match begins, Shinso mocks Ojiro for having withdrawn from the tournament [[HonorBeforeReason due to not feeling as though he deserved to be there]](since Shinso manipulated him during the match), causing Midoriya to lose his temper, and angrily respond. Ojiro then says, "Dammit, Midoriya. I warned you!"

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', just before the U.A. Sports Festival finals begin, Ojiro warns Midoriya that his first opponent, Shinso, can use his brainwashing quirk if Midoriya responds to anything Shinso says, and uses his tail to stop Midoriya from answering him. When the match begins, Shinso mocks Ojiro for having withdrawn from the tournament [[HonorBeforeReason due to not feeling as though he deserved to be there]](since Shinso manipulated him during the match), causing Midoriya to lose his temper, and angrily respond. Ojiro then says, "Dammit, Midoriya. I warned you!"you!"
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Waver and Rider discover Ryuunosuke and Caster's hideout, only to find no trace of Master or Servant there. Waver insists on investigating to find any clues, but Rider tries to discourage him from doing so. Ignoring Rider, Waver magically lights up the area and finds the bloody and mutilated remains of well over a dozen people, most of them children, since Ryuunosuke is also a SerialKiller. As Waver retches in disgust and horror, Rider somberly says that he did warn Waver.


-->'''Grandfather:''' I warned you. With mogwai comes much responsibility. But you didn't listen.

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-->'''Grandfather:''' --->'''Grandfather:''' I warned you. With mogwai comes much responsibility. But you didn't listen.



* ''Film/IRobot'' has "Somehow, 'I told you so' doesn't quite say it." when the robots start rebelling. Or words to that effect.

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* ''Film/IRobot'' has "Somehow, In ''Film/IRobot'', as the NS-5s begin their ZerothLawRebellion, [[ProperlyParanoid Spooner]] bursts in, rescues Calvin from her rebelling NS-5, and glibly tells her, "Y'know, somehow, 'I told you so' so'... just doesn't quite say it." when the robots start rebelling. Or words to that effect."



* Professor Xavier says this to Logan in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' after Phoenix escapes, having been awoken by Logan before Xavier could bring Jean Grey back to normal

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* Professor Xavier says this to Logan in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' after Phoenix escapes, having been awoken by Logan before Xavier could bring Jean Grey back to normalnormal.



* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' Movie narrowly averts but still plays with this trope when the Fish appears just as the Cat himself has finally been sent away by the understandably angry Sally and Conrad for completely destroying their home, the Fish having earlier warned them about trusting the Cat. However just before he can go through with saying anything snide, he quickly backs off and leaves the kids alone.

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* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' Movie movie narrowly averts but still plays with this trope when the Fish appears just as the Cat himself has finally been sent away by the understandably angry Sally and Conrad for completely destroying their home, the Fish having earlier warned them about trusting the Cat. However just before he can go through with saying anything snide, he quickly backs off and leaves the kids alone.



* A serious example comes up in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. Albus Dumbledore constantly warns Cornelius Fudge [[spoiler:of [[BigBad Voldemort's]] return]], [[IRejectYourReality and Fudge dismisses it despite overwhelming evidence]], instead leading a smear campaign against Dumbledore and Harry. When [[spoiler:Voldemort shows up in person at the Ministry]], Dumbledore wastes no time in telling Fudge to his face that he wasted this entire year chasing around the wrong man despite his constant warnings.

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* A serious example comes up in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. Albus Dumbledore constantly warns Cornelius Fudge [[spoiler:of [[BigBad Voldemort's]] return]], [[IRejectYourReality and Fudge dismisses it despite overwhelming evidence]], instead leading a smear campaign against Dumbledore and Harry. When [[spoiler:Voldemort shows up in person at the Ministry]], Dumbledore wastes no time in telling Fudge to his face that he wasted this the entire year chasing around the wrong man despite his constant warnings.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "The 'Good Old Days'", there is a sun that warns people not to look at him, lest they go blind. At the end of the episode, when Timmy defeats Vicky (turned into a boy due to the rules of not beating girls up in old cartoons), she screams while being chased by a saw blade, and she screams, "THE SUN! I'M BLIIIIIIIIND!" The sun replies "I warned ya." and then laughs.
** In the episode "Just the Two of Us!", Timmy wishes that he and Trixie are the only two humans on Earth so he could have her all to himself. Wanda warns him how her need for attention would cause problems, but he doesn't listen. His enjoyment fades the longer Trixie craves for attention. Timmy is forced to admit this wish backfired, only for Wanda to do a long celebratory "I told you so". When Cosmo snatches her away out of jealously, Timmy is forced to avoid a violently obsessed Trixie until he summons his fairies again to finally reverse his wish.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "The 'Good Old Days'", there is a talking sun that warns people not to look at him, lest they go blind. At the end of the episode, when Timmy defeats Vicky (turned into a boy due to the rules of not beating girls up in old cartoons), she screams while being chased by a saw blade, flees in terror and she then suddenly screams, "THE SUN! I'M BLIIIIIIIIND!" The sun replies "I warned ya." and ya", then laughs.
** In the episode "Just the Two of Us!", Timmy wishes that he and Trixie are the only two humans on Earth so he could have her all to himself. Wanda warns him how her need for attention would cause problems, but he doesn't listen. His enjoyment fades the longer Trixie craves for attention. Timmy is forced to admit this his wish backfired, only for Wanda to do a long celebratory "I told you so". When Cosmo snatches her away out of jealously, jealousy, Timmy is forced to avoid a violently obsessed Trixie until he summons his fairies again to finally reverse his wish.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Plankton's Army", Plankton and his brethren manage to incapacitate Mr. Krabs, break into his safe, and steal the Krabby Patty recipe. Krabs warns Plankton that "[[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow some things in this world weren't meant for mortal eyes]]", but Plankton ignores him and reads the recipe anyway. When the secret ingredient turns out to be ''ground plankton'', Plankton and his ilk flee the restaurant in terror, but not before Mr. Krabs delivers a blunt "I warned ya". [[spoiler:Considering the recipe was a fake, however, Krabs' warnings may well have been ReversePsychology to goad Plankton on.]]



* In 1900, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt was picked by the Republican Party to be their Vice Presidential nominee because he held an important office as governor of New York and annoyed the power brokers who ruled the party at the time. They figured since the [[VicePresidentWho VP]]’s role is so largely ceremonial and powerless, they could get him out of their hair and get one of their guys in the actually meaningful job. RNC Chair Mark Hanna was against the idea, saying that that leaves only one life between a madman and the presidency but was overruled. The following year, Hanna was proven right when President [=McKinley=] was assassinated. In his own words, ” Now look! That goddamn cowboy is President of the United States!”

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* In 1900, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt was picked by the Republican Party to be their Vice Presidential nominee because he held an important office as governor of New York and annoyed the power brokers who ruled the party at the time. They figured since the [[VicePresidentWho VP]]’s role is so largely ceremonial and powerless, they could get him out of their hair and get one of their guys in the actually meaningful job. RNC Chair Mark Hanna was against the idea, saying that that leaves it left only one life between a madman "madman" and the presidency presidency, but was overruled. The following year, Hanna was proven right when President [=McKinley=] was assassinated. In his own words, ” Now "Now look! That goddamn cowboy is President of the United States!”States!"


-->'''Tony:''' I said we'd lose and you said "we'll do that together too", and guess what Cap? ''We lost.''

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-->'''Tony:''' I said we'd lose and you said "we'll do that together too", and guess what Cap? ''We lost.'''' And you weren't there.

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** In the episode "Just the Two of Us!", Timmy wishes that he and Trixie are the only two humans on Earth so he could have her all to himself. Wanda warns him how her need for attention would cause problems, but he doesn't listen. His enjoyment fades the longer Trixie craves for attention. Timmy is forced to admit this wish backfired, only for Wanda to do a long celebratory "I told you so". When Cosmo snatches her away out of jealously, Timmy is forced to avoid a violently obsessed Trixie until he summons his fairies again to finally reverse his wish.


* ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'': Far too many fools to count have heard "Leave Hulk alone" or "Hulk just wants to be left alone" and decided not to listen...

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* ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'': Far too many fools to count have heard "Leave Hulk alone" or "Hulk just wants to be left alone" and decided not to listen...listen, continuing to mess with him until he inevitably [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry got angry]].


{{Subverted|Trope}}, TheCassandra has every opportunity to say "I warned you!", but ''doesn't even bat an eye''.

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{{Subverted|Trope}}, TheCassandra has every opportunity to say "I warned you!", but ''doesn't even bat an eye''.
eye'' because they know they won't be believed.

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* Big Bird in ''Series/SesameStreet'' goes into a bit of this when the adults meet Snuffy for the first time and realize [[NotSoImaginaryFriend he had been telling the truth all these years about his existence,]] but in this case, Big Bird isn't exactly gloating as he is just glad to find he was actually right.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', just before the U.A. Sports Festival finals begin, Ojiro warns Midoriya that his opponent, Shinso, can use his brainwashing quirk if Midoriya responds to anything Shinso says, and uses his tail to stop Midoriya from answering him. When the match begins, Shinso mocks Ojiro for having withdrawn from the tournament [[HonorBeforeReason due to not feeling as though he deserved to be there]](since Shinso manipulated him during the match), causing Midoriya to lose his temper, and angrily respond. Ojiro then says, "Dammit, Midoriya. I warned you!"


* Website/TheDailyWTF: [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/I-Told-You-So.aspx "One of the few things in life more satisfying than saying 'I Told You So' is being told not to say it."]]

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* Website/TheDailyWTF: [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/I-Told-You-So.aspx "One of the few things in life more satisfying than saying 'I Told You So' is being told not to say it."]]"]]
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