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[-[[caption-width-right:350:"[[AltText The moment their arms spun freely in our air]], [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds they were doomed -- for Man has earned his right to hold this planet against all comers]], by virtue of occasionally producing [[Literature/DonQuixote someone]] totally [[SophisticatedAsHell batshit]] [[CrazyAwesome insane.]]"]]-]

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For something to be No Mere Windmill, it must first be dismissed as a windmill. Thus, the trope is often closely related to OnlySaneMan, IgnoredExpert, {{Doomsayer}}, CassandraTruth, SubvertedSuspicionAesop and/or YouHaveToBelieveMe. Depending on context, it may become a case of either TheCuckoolanderWasRight or StrawmanHasAPoint. It may also become a case of AccidentalTruth if someone invents a Windmill Crusade that just happens to resemble a genuine threat.

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For something to be No Mere Windmill, it must first be dismissed as a windmill. Thus, the trope is often closely related to OnlySaneMan, IgnoredExpert, {{Doomsayer}}, CassandraTruth, SubvertedSuspicionAesop SubvertedSuspicionAesop, and/or YouHaveToBelieveMe. Depending on context, it may become a case of either TheCuckoolanderWasRight or StrawmanHasAPoint. It may also become a case of AccidentalTruth if someone invents a Windmill Crusade that just happens to resemble a genuine threat.



* Type D example: ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons Treehouse of Horror'' story "Immigration of the Body Snatchers" (obviously a send-up of the sci-fi classic ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956'') has Homer trying to warn the authorities in an insane asylum in which he's been confined that "pod people" from outer space are taking over the bodies of everyone in Springfield, including Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and Marge. Everyone refuses to believe him except for psychiatrist Dr. Marvin Monroe, who finally admits that the threat is true...but that it's nothing to worry about, because he is actually a three-eyed spy from the planet Venus (his doctor's headgear has been concealing his third eye) who has come to lead an invasion against both the pod people and Earthlings. Then one of the police officers who had arrested Homer suddenly strips off his skin to reveal that "he" is actually two Martians who have anticipated the Venusians' plot and are here to foil them. Then ''another'' policeman strips off ''his'' skin and exposes himself as [[Film/TheTerminator "a robot ghost clone from the future"]] who is there to assassinate everybody. And so on, and so forth...

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* Type D example: ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons Treehouse of Horror'' story "Immigration of the Body Snatchers" (obviously a send-up of the sci-fi classic ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956'') has Homer trying to warn the authorities in an insane asylum in which he's been confined that "pod people" from outer space are taking over the bodies of everyone in Springfield, including Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and Marge. Everyone refuses to believe him except for psychiatrist Dr. Marvin Monroe, who finally admits that the threat is true...but that it's nothing to worry about, about because he is actually a three-eyed spy from the planet Venus (his doctor's headgear has been concealing his third eye) who has come to lead an invasion against both the pod people and Earthlings. Then one of the police officers who had arrested Homer suddenly strips off his skin to reveal that "he" is actually two Martians who have anticipated the Venusians' plot and are here to foil them. Then ''another'' policeman strips off ''his'' skin and exposes himself as [[Film/TheTerminator "a robot ghost clone from the future"]] who is there to assassinate everybody. And so on, and so forth...



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* ''Fanfic/ArrowRebirth'': Tempest is a mixture of Type A and Type D. A great majority of the city are skeptical of the idea of such an organization which such wide-spanning influence exists, despite the Green Arrow's claims. [[spoiler:Tommy even goes as far to use it as proof that Oliver is mentally ill]]. However, a select few such as Oliver, Laurel, and Sara, along with the readers, know that Tempest is very much a real threat and worse than the Green Arrow has been implying so far. [[spoiler:When Tempest is finally exposed, the world does ''not'' take it well]].

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* ''Fanfic/ArrowRebirth'': Tempest is a mixture of Type A and Type D. A great majority of the city are skeptical of the idea of such an organization which such wide-spanning influence exists, despite the Green Arrow's claims. [[spoiler:Tommy even goes as far as to use it as proof that Oliver is mentally ill]]. However, a select few such as Oliver, Laurel, and Sara, along with the readers, know that Tempest is very much a real threat and worse than the Green Arrow has been implying so far. [[spoiler:When Tempest is finally exposed, the world does ''not'' take it well]].
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-->'''Frank Moses''': As it turns out, he really was being given a daily dose of LSD for eleven years.

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-->'''Frank --->'''Frank Moses''': As it turns out, he really was being given a daily dose of LSD for eleven years.



** The Children of the Forest and many of the abilities associated with them also suffer this, all demoted to fanciful fairytale and myth status, despite them all cropping liberally up in legends and folklore, if rather distorted and disguised. [[spoiler: Yup, not imaginary, however reduced in numbers they are. Also, both them and human wargs, skinchangers, greendreamers and greenseers with the use of their weirwood heart trees as booster signals? Still kicking and still impacting events... however much most of the Seven Kingdoms would like to deny it.]]

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** The Children of the Forest and many of the abilities associated with them also suffer this, all demoted to fanciful fairytale and myth status, despite them all cropping liberally up in legends and folklore, if rather distorted and disguised. [[spoiler: Yup, not imaginary, however reduced in numbers they are. Also, both them and human wargs, skinchangers, greendreamers greendreamers, and greenseers with the use of their weirwood heart trees as booster signals? Still kicking and still impacting events... however much most of the Seven Kingdoms would like to deny it.]]



* The pilot episode of ''Don Quick'' (which isn't listed in the Wikipedia entry) had a crashingly literal version of this. Visiting peaceable hippies who live inside clouds of toxic bubbles which protect them from their warlike neighbours, Don Quick dismisses their fears of the "giants" that appear on their doorstep: it's OK, they're only windmills! Actually, they're giant fans that blow the bubbles away and leave the hippies defenseless.

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* The pilot episode of ''Don Quick'' (which isn't listed in the Wikipedia entry) had a crashingly literal version of this. Visiting peaceable hippies who live inside clouds of toxic bubbles which that protect them from their warlike neighbours, Don Quick dismisses their fears of the "giants" that appear on their doorstep: it's OK, they're only windmills! Actually, they're giant fans that blow the bubbles away and leave the hippies defenseless.



* The Skaven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are this as well, since hardly anyone in the Empire even believes that they exist. This includes cities which were attacked by Skaven in the past. This is helped by a large-scale spell that makes people less likely to believe in them as well as Clan Eshin (Ninja Rats) doing all they can to steal and/or destroy evidence that would suggest the existence of Skaven. Consequently, any time someone mentions the Skaven, they are either labeled as being crazy or more likely, burned at the stake for speaking heresy, if they don't mysteriously disappear due to Eshin assassins.

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* The Skaven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are this as well, since hardly anyone in the Empire even believes that they exist. This includes cities which that were attacked by Skaven in the past. This is helped by a large-scale spell that makes people less likely to believe in them as well as Clan Eshin (Ninja Rats) doing all they can to steal and/or destroy evidence that would suggest the existence of Skaven. Consequently, any time someone mentions the Skaven, they are either labeled as being crazy or more likely, burned at the stake for speaking heresy, if they don't mysteriously disappear due to Eshin assassins.



--> '''Shepard:''' So the geth believed your proof that the Reapers were coming back?
--> '''Legion:''' Of course.
--> '''Shepard:''' That must have been nice.
** [[spoiler: Averted by the second game. While the Council official stance is that Sovereign was a Geth construct, the Citadel Archives show they were aware it was more likely a Reaper. It just happens that Shepard's approach was to "warn everyone" causing widespread panic.]]
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' protagonist, Sōsuke Sagara in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games is most of time treated as WrongGenreSavvy WindmillCrusader who sees danger at every corner. Sometimes, however, he turns out to be right. Like in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'' when he informs [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Yurika]] that suspicious person has appeared - that suspicious person turns out to be Anime/TekkamanBlade character, [[TheMole Balzac]].
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has a straight example in both the E3 demo and the finished game. Near the beginning, if the demo you hear a town cryer warning that the Vox Populi are dangerous terrorists who want to plunder everything you have and murder you. Just as you're assuming that you've seen this old cliché before --it's obviously a trumped-up threat by the demonstrably evil establishment and [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified the Vox Populi are really noble freedom fighters]]-- you run into one of the Vox Populi spokesmen, who loudly proclaims that [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized his group wants to plunder everything you have and murder you]]. In the game proper, there's far more build-up to the expected reveal that Vox are good guys, and the game even lets you believe they really are for a while. Then they turn on you, and you realize that they're actually bloodthirsty radicals looking to wipe out ''everyone'' in Columbia, all the way down to the innocent women and children.

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--> '''Shepard:''' --->'''Shepard:''' So the geth believed your proof that the Reapers were coming back?
--> '''Legion:''' --->'''Legion:''' Of course.
--> '''Shepard:''' --->'''Shepard:''' That must have been nice.
** [[spoiler: Averted by the second game. While the Council Council's official stance is that Sovereign was a Geth construct, the Citadel Archives show they were aware it was more likely a Reaper. It just happens that Shepard's approach was to "warn everyone" causing widespread panic.]]
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' protagonist, Sōsuke Sagara in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games is most of time treated as WrongGenreSavvy WindmillCrusader who sees danger at every corner. Sometimes, however, he turns out to be right. Like in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment'' when he informs [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Yurika]] that a suspicious person has appeared - that suspicious person turns out to be Anime/TekkamanBlade character, [[TheMole Balzac]].
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has a straight example in both the E3 demo and the finished game. Near the beginning, if the demo you hear a town cryer crier warning that the Vox Populi are dangerous terrorists who want to plunder everything you have and murder you. Just as you're assuming that you've seen this old cliché before --it's obviously a trumped-up threat by the demonstrably evil establishment and [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified the Vox Populi are really noble freedom fighters]]-- you run into one of the Vox Populi spokesmen, who loudly proclaims that [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized his group wants to plunder everything you have and murder you]]. In the game proper, there's far more build-up to the expected reveal that Vox are good guys, and the game even lets you believe they really are for a while. Then they turn on you, and you realize that they're actually bloodthirsty radicals looking to wipe out ''everyone'' in Columbia, all the way down to the innocent women and children.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: S.U.P.P.O.R.T.", Numbuh One thinks that Cree's training bra is [[FunWithAcronyms "Battle Ready Armor"]], and that she's in league with the adults. While at first, it looks like he's being ridiculous (as even Numbuh Five, Cree's younger sister, tells him), it turns out at the end of the episode that [[ProperlyParanoid he's exactly right]] (and apparently, Numbuh Five knew it, too, as Cree had procured information not from her, but from a dummy she had made), and Cree goes on to become one of the most dangerous villains in the series. Of course, later episodes show that they had ''many'' reasons to be wary of Cree from the start, [[FallenHero given who]] [[BrokenPedestal she used]] [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry to be.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: S.U.P.P.O.R.T.", Numbuh One thinks that Cree's training bra is [[FunWithAcronyms "Battle Ready Armor"]], Armor"]] and that she's in league with the adults. While at first, it looks like he's being ridiculous (as even Numbuh Five, Cree's younger sister, tells him), it turns out at the end of the episode that [[ProperlyParanoid he's exactly right]] (and apparently, Numbuh Five knew it, too, as Cree had procured information not from her, but from a dummy she had made), and Cree goes on to become one of the most dangerous villains in the series. Of course, later episodes show that they had ''many'' reasons to be wary of Cree from the start, [[FallenHero given who]] [[BrokenPedestal she used]] [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry to be.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' episode "The Invisible Hand of Fate" flashes back to a time when the Guild of Calamitous Intent was not believed by the Office of Secret Intelligence to still exist. Col. Gathers and his protégé Brock Samson are investigating the Guild nonetheless, earning them the ridicule of their comrades. When Sgt. Hatred finally pulls the plug on them, he even says to Samson, "Your windmill chasing days are over, [[Literature/DonQuixote Sancho Panza]]." In the end, the trope is played Straight for the O.S.I. in general but deliberately Invoked in the case of Sgt. Hatred: not only does the Guild exist, but Hatred is revealed at the episode's end to be a Guild mole.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' episode "The Invisible Hand of Fate" flashes back to a time when the Guild of Calamitous Intent was not believed by the Office of Secret Intelligence to still exist. Col. Gathers and his protégé Brock Samson are investigating the Guild nonetheless, earning them the ridicule of their comrades. When Sgt. Hatred finally pulls the plug on them, he even says to Samson, "Your windmill chasing days are over, [[Literature/DonQuixote Sancho Panza]]." In the end, the trope is played Straight straight for the O.S.I. in general but deliberately Invoked in the case of Sgt. Hatred: not only does the Guild exist, but Hatred is revealed at the episode's end to be a Guild mole.



* Most people believed that the claims that the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] were bent on the total conquest of Europe constituted a WindmillPolitical. (It didn't help that World War I era propaganda [[CryingWolf exaggerated Imperial Germany's ambitions and crimes.]]) People read UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' and [[MyGodYouAreSerious didn't believe he was serious]], or thought that even if he was, there was no way he'd go and try to make it a reality, or that even if he did, there was no way he could pull it off, [[SerialEscalation or that even if he started pulling it off, they'd be able to control him and stop him then and there.]] [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready We all know how it turned out in the end]]. This is also true for Winston Churchill's conviction that war with the Nazis was inevitable. UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain famously took the populist position on the issue, since public opinion was almost unanimously opposed to ''another'' large-scale European war, and together with French PM Deladier negotiated with Hitler to preserve peace in Europe... [[SubvertedTrope at first]]. By the middle of the 1930s it was obvious that the Nazis weren't going to be satisfied until they controlled the whole continent, and behind the scenes the focus had shifted to delaying the inevitable confrontation as long as possible while they made preparations; within weeks of Chamberlain making his infamous "there will be peace in our time" speech, Parliament passed legislation enabling significant expansion of the armed forces and laying the groundwork for the extensive civil defence preparations that saved many lives during the Blitz. Sadly, his mostly-undeserved reputation for HeadInTheSandManagement persisted for decades after his death.

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* Most people believed that the claims that the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] were bent on the total conquest of Europe constituted a WindmillPolitical. (It didn't help that World War I era propaganda [[CryingWolf exaggerated Imperial Germany's ambitions and crimes.]]) People read UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' and [[MyGodYouAreSerious didn't believe he was serious]], or thought that even if he was, there was no way he'd go and try to make it a reality, or that even if he did, there was no way he could pull it off, [[SerialEscalation or that even if he started pulling it off, they'd be able to control him and stop him then and there.]] [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready We all know how it turned out in the end]]. This is also true for Winston Churchill's conviction that war with the Nazis was inevitable. UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain famously took the populist position on the issue, since public opinion was almost unanimously opposed to ''another'' large-scale European war, and together with French PM Deladier negotiated with Hitler to preserve peace in Europe... [[SubvertedTrope at first]]. By the middle of the 1930s 1930s, it was obvious that the Nazis weren't going to be satisfied until they controlled the whole continent, and behind the scenes scenes, the focus had shifted to delaying the inevitable confrontation as long as possible while they made preparations; within weeks of Chamberlain making his infamous "there will be peace in our time" speech, Parliament passed legislation enabling significant expansion of the armed forces and laying the groundwork for the extensive civil defence preparations that saved many lives during the Blitz. Sadly, his mostly-undeserved reputation for HeadInTheSandManagement persisted for decades after his death.


* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In "Mhysa", Stannis decides to abandon his campaign in the South to march on The Wall, using his army to shore up the defences of the Night's Watch. The reason is that he believes their missives that the White Walkers have returned and knows that if someone doesn't stop them, it doesn't matter ''who'' is sitting on the Iron Throne, they will die just like the rest of Westeros.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In "Mhysa", "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa Mhysa]]", Stannis decides to abandon his campaign in the South to march on The Wall, using his army to shore up the defences of the Night's Watch. The reason is that he believes their missives that the White Walkers have returned and knows that if someone doesn't stop them, it doesn't matter ''who'' is sitting on the Iron Throne, they will die just like the rest of Westeros.


** Sounds like a play on the classic Twilight Zone episode ''Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?''


* [[IgnoredExpert Jor-El:]] [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} "Gentlemen, Krypton is doomed!"]]

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* [[IgnoredExpert Jor-El:]] [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} From ComicBook/{{Superman}} "Gentlemen, Krypton is doomed!"]]doomed!". In whatever iteration it arises, Superman's father Jor-El predicts the doom of Krypton and is summarily ignored, inevitably the planet is destroyed about ten pages later.

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* ''Fanfic/ArrowRebirth'': Tempest is a mixture of Type A and Type D. A great majority of the city are skeptical of the idea of such an organization which such wide-spanning influence exists, despite the Green Arrow's claims. [[spoiler:Tommy even goes as far to use it as proof that Oliver is mentally ill]]. However, a select few such as Oliver, Laurel, and Sara, along with the readers, know that Tempest is very much a real threat and worse than the Green Arrow has been implying so far. [[spoiler:When Tempest is finally exposed, the world does ''not'' take it well]].

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** Buffy's roommate from the first episode of season four is, in fact, a demon despite everyone but Buffy saying that Buffy is just being neurotic.

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** Buffy's roommate from the first episode of season four "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E2LivingConditions Living Conditions]]" is, in fact, a demon despite everyone but Buffy saying that Buffy is just being neurotic.


* In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth novel]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (as well as the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth]]), people cling to the belief that [[Spoiler:Voldemort]] cannot have returned. Thus they let him grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this Windmill Political for some shadowy political game.

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* In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth novel]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (as well as the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth]]), people cling to the belief that [[Spoiler:Voldemort]] [[spoiler:Voldemort]] cannot have returned. Thus they let him grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this Windmill Political for some shadowy political game.


* In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth novel]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (as well as the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth]]), people cling to the belief that [[Spoiler/Voldemort]] cannot have returned. Thus they let him grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this Windmill Political for some shadowy political game.

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* In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth novel]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (as well as the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth]]), people cling to the belief that [[Spoiler/Voldemort]] [[Spoiler:Voldemort]] cannot have returned. Thus they let him grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this Windmill Political for some shadowy political game.


* In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth novel]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (as well as the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth]]), people cling to the belief that Voldemort cannot have returned. Thus they let the dark lord grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this Windmill Political for some shadowy political game.

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* In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth novel]] of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (as well as the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth]]), people cling to the belief that Voldemort [[Spoiler/Voldemort]] cannot have returned. Thus they let the dark lord him grow in power undisturbed, while they accuse Harry of being a WindmillCrusader and Dumbledore of being a ManipulativeBastard using this Windmill Political for some shadowy political game.


* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: The existence of Ork kommandoes (orks that use ''stealth'' instead of AttackAttackAttack, huge guns, and shouting) ([[SoMuchForStealth not that they don't use them]]) has long been denied by higher echelons of Imperial Guard, choosing instead to execute the guardsmen who claim to have seen them for incompetence and treason.
* The Skaven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are this as well, since hardly anyone in the Empire even believes that they exist. This includes cities which were attacked by Skaven in the past. This is helped by a large-scale spell that makes people less likely to believe in them as well as Clan Eshin (Ninja Rats) doing all they can to steal and/or destroy evidence that would suggest Skaven existing. Consequently, any time someone mentions the Skaven, they are either told to be crazy or more likely, burned at the stake for speaking heresy.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': The existence of Ork kommandoes (orks kommandoz (Orks that use ''stealth'' instead of frontal AttackAttackAttack, huge guns, and shouting) ([[SoMuchForStealth not that they don't use them]]) has long been denied by higher echelons of Imperial Guard, choosing instead to execute the guardsmen who claim to have seen them for incompetence and treason.
treason... occasionally leading to those same leaders getting assassinated or blown up by the "nonexistent" kommandoz.
* The Skaven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are this as well, since hardly anyone in the Empire even believes that they exist. This includes cities which were attacked by Skaven in the past. This is helped by a large-scale spell that makes people less likely to believe in them as well as Clan Eshin (Ninja Rats) doing all they can to steal and/or destroy evidence that would suggest Skaven existing. the existence of Skaven. Consequently, any time someone mentions the Skaven, they are either told to be labeled as being crazy or more likely, burned at the stake for speaking heresy.heresy, if they don't mysteriously disappear due to Eshin assassins.


* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has a quest where a man who works in a zoo suspects that the penguins are up to something and has you create a penguin disguise so you can infiltrate them. It seems at first like he is just paranoid, but when you actually go into the penguin enclosure in your disguise, you find out that the penguins can talk and are planning an invasion.

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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has a quest where a man who works in a zoo suspects that the penguins are up to something and has you create a penguin disguise so you can infiltrate them. It seems at first like he is just paranoid, but when you actually go into the penguin enclosure in your disguise, you find out that the penguins can talk and are planning an invasion.invasion. He ends up getting fired from his job because he can't convince anyone else the penguins are evil.

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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has a quest where a man who works in a zoo suspects that the penguins are up to something and has you create a penguin disguise so you can infiltrate them. It seems at first like he is just paranoid, but when you actually go into the penguin enclosure in your disguise, you find out that the penguins can talk and are planning an invasion.

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