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* Another serious example can be found in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': after recruiting David into the group, the Animorphs are forced to deal with the consequences when the kid goes rogue and tries to either kill his former friends or sell them up the river. Eventually, they are able to defeat him by [[spoiler: tricking him into transforming into a rat and luring him into a trap. Unwilling to kill him but unwilling to let him gt away with his crimes, they wait for ShapeshifterModeLock to set in, then [[FateWorseThanDeath abandon him on a desolate island with no hope of rescue]].]] Deeply shaken by [[DirtyBusiness what they've just done]], Ax comments that he never wants to speak about what happened ever again.

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* Another serious example can be found in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': after recruiting David into the group, the Animorphs are forced to deal with the consequences when the kid goes rogue and tries to either kill his former friends or sell them up the river. Eventually, they are able to defeat him by [[spoiler: tricking him into transforming into a rat and luring him into a trap. Unwilling to kill him but unwilling to let him gt get away with his crimes, they wait for ShapeshifterModeLock to set in, then [[FateWorseThanDeath abandon him on a desolate island with no hope of rescue]].]] Deeply shaken by [[DirtyBusiness what they've just done]], Ax comments that he never wants to speak about what happened ever again.


** In Chapter 34, when Cross learns that the secret of Luffy's [[BigEater speed-eating]] is a ThingManWasNotMeantToKnow in the form of [[AllPowerfulBystander B.R.O.B.]] informing him that it had to step in and [[RewritingReality erase that piece of time from existence]] to prevent the watchers from the fatal results, Cross quotes this trope exactly, and the crew agrees.

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** In Chapter 34, when Cross learns that the secret of Luffy's [[BigEater speed-eating]] is a ThingManWasNotMeantToKnow [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Thing Man Was Not Meant To Know]] in the form of [[AllPowerfulBystander B.R.O.B.]] informing him that it had to step in and [[RewritingReality erase that piece of time from existence]] to prevent the watchers from the fatal results, Cross quotes this trope exactly, and the crew agrees.

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** Strongly implied to have happened at the very end of ''Discworld/NightWatch'' between Vimes and Dr Lawn, who happens to be the only living person besides Lord Vetinari who could testify to the main plot of the book having happened, with an ''extremely'' large sum of money changing hands to seal the deal.


--->'''Marsellus Wallact:''' Don't tell nobody about this. This shit is between me, you, and [[RapeAndRevenge Mr. Soon-to-Be-Living-the-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-in-Agonizing-Pain Rapist here]]. It ain't nobody else's business.

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--->'''Marsellus Wallact:''' Wallace:''' Don't tell nobody about this. This shit is between me, you, and [[RapeAndRevenge Mr. Soon-to-Be-Living-the-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-in-Agonizing-Pain Rapist here]]. It ain't nobody else's business.


** A less funny example: after Butch saves him from Zed's... attentions, this is the first Marsellus Wallace demands before letting him go:

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** A less funny example: after Butch saves him from Zed's... attentions, this is the first of Marsellus Wallace Wallace's demands before letting him go:


** A less funny example: after Butch saves him from Zed's... attentions, Marsellus Wallace demands two things, of which the first is... "Don't tell nobody about this. This shit is between me, you, and [[RapeAndRevenge Mr. Soon-to-Be-Living-the-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-in-Agonizing-Pain Rapist here]]. It ain't nobody else's business."

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** A less funny example: after Butch saves him from Zed's... attentions, this is the first Marsellus Wallace demands two things, of which the first is... "Don't before letting him go:
--->'''Marsellus Wallact:''' Don't
tell nobody about this. This shit is between me, you, and [[RapeAndRevenge Mr. Soon-to-Be-Living-the-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-in-Agonizing-Pain Rapist here]]. It ain't nobody else's business."


-->'''Steve:''' So, are we just going to ignore all the horrible things that happened here?\\
'''Stan:''' Gosh son, I believe we are.

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-->'''Steve:''' -->'''Francine:''' So, are we just going to ignore all the truly horrible things that happened here?\\
took place in the last week?\\
'''Stan:''' Gosh son, Francine, I believe think we are.

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* In ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy'', Izuku and Peter encounter what they think is an unidentified life form while clearing a fridge of an angry raccoon and rotting food. They agree to never go looking for it or speak of it again.


** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]]: The Doctor, when the head of Torchwood found out that the woman he'd claimed was Rose Tyler was actually Rose's mother.
--->'''The Doctor:''' Please, when Torchwood comes to write my complete history, don't tell people I traveled through time and space with her mother.\\

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]]: The Doctor, when the head of Torchwood found finds out that the woman he'd claimed was Rose Tyler was is actually Rose's mother.
--->'''The Doctor:''' Please, when Torchwood comes to write my complete history, don't tell people I traveled travelled through time and space with her mother.\\



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* Another serious example can be found in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': after recruiting David into the group, the Animorphs are forced to deal with the consequences when the kid goes rogue and tries to either kill his former friends or sell them up the river. Eventually, they are able to defeat him by [[spoiler: tricking him into transforming into a rat and luring him into a trap. Unwilling to kill him but unwilling to let him gt away with his crimes, they wait for ShapeshifterModeLock to set in, then [[FateWorseThanDeath abandon him on a desolate island with no hope of rescue]].]] Deeply shaken by [[DirtyBusiness what they've just done]], Ax comments that he never wants to speak about what happened ever again.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'': In "Junior", when a ship is sinking, Static tries to lift it, but he's not strong enough. He carries the passengers to shore in a makeshift raft and asks them not to tell anyone he tried to lift the ship.



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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld'': The Light Fury gleefully knocks Hiccup off of Toothless, who then swoops down to save him. When next we see Hiccup:
-->'''Hiccup:''' ''(as his companions snicker in the background)'' ''Not'' a word.

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** In ''Fanfic/LikeARedHeadedStepchild'' this is Harry's reaction after he and Ron get TheTalk from Mr. Weasley.


* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': In the dub of episode 20, Elemental Heroes Sparkman and Avian realize they were brainwashed into loving the Maiden in Love: "Guy pact -- this didn't happen, okay?"

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': In the dub of episode 20, Elemental Heroes Sparkman and Avian realize they were brainwashed into loving the Maiden in Love: "Guy Love.
--> '''Avian:''' What was I thinking? I didn't want to get married!\\
'''Sparkman:''' Oh dear. Sparkwoman's ''never'' going to forgive me.\\
'''Both:''' Guy
pact -- this didn't happen, okay?"okay?\\
'''Burstinatrix:''' How about both of you guys get over here ''right now'' or I'll tell the entire deck!


* In another episode Peter is in Chris' room and Meg walks in wearing nothing but a towel to inform Chris that their bath is ready.
-->'''Peter:''' I... uh, I don't... I don't know what to do now. I... I don't have the parenting skills necessary to deal with this.
-->'''Meg:''' I say we never speak of this again.
-->'''Peter:''' I... I might move.

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* ** In another episode Peter is in Chris' room and Meg walks in wearing nothing but a towel to inform Chris that their bath is ready.
-->'''Peter:''' --->'''Peter:''' I... uh, I don't... I don't know what to do now. I... I don't have the parenting skills necessary to deal with this.
-->'''Meg:''' --->'''Meg:''' I say we never speak of this again.
-->'''Peter:''' --->'''Peter:''' I... I might move.

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