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--> Hal Jordan: "You never asked." Right. Silly of me.

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--> Hal Jordan: -->'''Hal Jordan:''' "You never asked." Right. Silly of me.



* In ''ComicBook/InvincibleIronMan'', Tony has been in a coma and Riri has been aided by an AI of him. When Tony is missing, a huge search is on with various twists and dead ends. Talking it over, it suddenly hits Mary Jane and Riri that they've failed to see if the AI knows about what happened. After a long pause under their gazes, the Tony AI states "To be fair...no one directly asked me before now."

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* In ''ComicBook/InvincibleIronMan'', [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] has been in a coma and Riri has been aided by an AI of him. When Tony is missing, a huge search is on with various twists and dead ends. Talking it over, it suddenly hits Mary Jane and Riri that they've failed to see if the AI knows about what happened. After a long pause under their gazes, the Tony AI states "To be fair...no one directly asked me before now."



-->'''[[GuileHero Ura]][[BunnyEarsLawyer hara]]:''' You didn't tell me you were a Vizard.
-->'''[[TheHero Ichigo]]:''' You never asked.

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-->'''[[GuileHero Ura]][[BunnyEarsLawyer hara]]:''' You didn't tell me you were a Vizard.
-->'''[[TheHero
Vizard.\\
'''[[TheHero
Ichigo]]:''' You never asked.



-->'''Shinji'''(whispering):''"Why didnít you ever tell me you could play the violin?! And why did you disappear all afternoon? We could have been rehearsing!"''\\
'''Asuka'''(smirking):''"You never asked, Baka-Shinji."''

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-->'''Shinji'''(whispering):''"Why -->'''Shinji:''' (whispering) ''"Why didnít you ever tell me you could play the violin?! And why did you disappear all afternoon? We could have been rehearsing!"''\\
'''Asuka'''(smirking):''"You '''Asuka:''' (smirking) ''"You never asked, Baka-Shinji."''


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* ''Fanfic/XMen1970'': A terrorist demands to know why ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} didn't tell them about his partner sneaking in the building. Cyclops' answer is, of course, predictable:
-->There were two sets of footsteps. Cyclops turned in their direction. So did most of the others, including several hostages.\\
[[ComicBook/JeanGrey Marvel Girl]] was walking in front of the guard Carter had sent to find her. He had his gun pointed at her back.\\
Carter spoke into the phone. "Hold it, something's come up. Be back in a moment." He hung the phone up and looked at Cyclops. "You didn't tell us about her."\\
<Scott, are you reading me?>, sent Marvel Girl.\\
<Acknowledged,> thought Cyke. Then, aloud, he said, "You didn't ask."


* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'':

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'':''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'':



-->'''Asahina''': Why didn't you say anything until now?!
-->'''Genocider''': My motto is never to say anything unless asked directly! [[BlatantLies I'm the silent type, you know!]]

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-->'''Asahina''': --->'''Asahina''': Why didn't you say anything until now?!
-->'''Genocider''': --->'''Genocider''': My motto is never to say anything unless asked directly! [[BlatantLies I'm the silent type, you know!]]


* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy leads a nine year old Link to the Temple of Souls, Cia and Lana have to figure out what to do with him. The former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. The next day, Ciela reveals to Cia that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer (Ciela is a big fan of Cia's sweets).

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* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy leads a nine year old Link to the Temple of Souls, Cia and Lana have to figure out what to do with him. The former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or and/or the Great Deku Tree. The next day, Ciela reveals to Cia that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer (Ciela is a big fan of Cia's sweets).


** This is Kyubey's response when asked why he never mentioned that [[spoiler:the process of creating a magical girl involves removing their soul from their body.]]
** In fact, that's his standard MO. He has ''never'' told an outright lie, not even when asked a direct question, but he never tells the ''whole'' truth either. He frequently decides to not divulge key pieces of information, like the one described above, or [[spoiler: magical girls risking, if not being outright doomed, to turn into their enemies, witches, through TheCorruption]], whenever mentioning it might harm his goals. (The one time he ''had'' to be deceptive -- in ascribing motives to his antagonist Homura -- he merely provoked another girl into speculating about her, then nodded and said nothing.) One might chalk this up to his OrangeAndBlueMorality, and suggest that he doesn't ''understand'' why humans consider this information important... but he ''knows'' that they think it's important, and so he deliberately avoids it: "This is exactly why I didn't tell you. I always get the same reaction every time I say it."

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** This is Kyubey's [[spoiler:Kyubey]]'s response when asked why he never mentioned that [[spoiler:the process of creating a magical girl involves removing their soul from their body.]]
** In fact, that's his standard MO. He has ''never'' told an outright lie, not even when asked a direct question, but he never tells the ''whole'' truth either. He frequently decides to not divulge key pieces of information, like the one described above, or [[spoiler: magical girls risking, if not being outright doomed, to turn into their enemies, witches, through TheCorruption]], whenever mentioning it might harm his goals. (The The one time he ''had'' to be deceptive -- in ascribing motives to his [[spoiler:his antagonist Homura Homura]] -- he merely provoked another girl into speculating about her, then nodded and said nothing.) nothing. One might chalk this up to his OrangeAndBlueMorality, and suggest that he doesn't ''understand'' why humans consider this information important... but he ''knows'' that they think it's important, and so he deliberately avoids it: "This is exactly why I didn't tell you. I always get the same reaction every time I say it."



** He's the [[UnreliableExpositor main source of exposition]], by the way. There are major setting elements that the audience only has his word on.

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** He's [[spoiler:He's the [[UnreliableExpositor main source of exposition]], by the way. There are major setting elements that the audience only has his word on.]]


* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy leads a nine year old Link to the Temple of Souls, Cia and Lana have to figure out what to do with him. The former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. After Lana is convinced, Ciela reveals that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer.

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* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy leads a nine year old Link to the Temple of Souls, Cia and Lana have to figure out what to do with him. The former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. After Lana is convinced, The next day, Ciela reveals to Cia that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer.offer (Ciela is a big fan of Cia's sweets).


* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy leads a nine year old Link to Cia and Lana at the Temple of Souls, the former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. After Lana is convinced, Ciela reveals that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer.

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* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy leads a nine year old Link to Cia and Lana at the Temple of Souls, the Cia and Lana have to figure out what to do with him. The former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. After Lana is convinced, Ciela reveals that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer.


* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy lead a nine year old Link to Cia and Lana at the Temple of Souls, the former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. After Lana is convinced, Ciela reveals that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer.

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* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy lead leads a nine year old Link to Cia and Lana at the Temple of Souls, the former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. After Lana is convinced, Ciela reveals that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer.

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* A variant occurs in the ''Franchise/LegendOfZelda'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12356442/11/Raising-Link Raising Link]]''. After a fairy lead a nine year old Link to Cia and Lana at the Temple of Souls, the former wants to keep him there and [[WifeHusbandry raise him to be their lover]], and while the latter secretly wants the same, she feels that Link would be better off at Hyrule Castle. Cia decides to trick Lana by bribing Ciela with sweets to say that she was the fairy who brought Link to the temple at the behest of the Great Fairy of Time or the Great Deku Tree. After Lana is convinced, Ciela reveals that she actually ''was'' the fairy that brought Link to the temple. When Cia asks why she didn't say anything, Ciela responds that she was the one who made the offer.


'''Gary:''' [[AC:You didn't ask.]]

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'''Gary:''' [[AC:You didn't ask.]]]]\\
'''Sarge:''' ''*growls in irritation*''

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* In the ''Series/SherlockHolmes1954'' episode "The Case of the Careless Suffragette", Holmes reveals there was a second bomb bag, identical to the first one, involved in a murderous SatchelSwitcheroo:
-->'''Lestrade:''' Chen [bomb-bag weaver], why didn't you tell me this?\\
'''Chen:''' You no ask me, mister. This man [Holmes], he ask me.


* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode, "Twas The Fight Before Christmas", Princess tampers with Santa's naught and nice list so he would give her superpowers for Christmas. He ends up removing them when he realizes he's been tricked, causing Buttercup to comment that she didn't know that he could give kids superpowers. Santa replied that no one had ever asked him before.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode, special "Twas The Fight Before Christmas", Princess tampers with Santa's naught naughty and nice list lists so he would give grant her superpowers wish to be a Powerpuff Girl for Christmas. He ends up removing them her flight suit when he realizes he's been tricked, causing Buttercup to comment that she didn't know that he could give kids superpowers. Santa replied that no one had ever asked him before.



* In the late Tip O'Neill's first Congressional election, he campaigned all over Cambridge, Massachusetts and worked hard, but he found out that his next door neighbor, an elderly woman, had said she would not vote for him. He went to her house and said, to paraphrase, Mrs. Finley, you've known me all my life; I shoveled your driveway, mowed your lawn, delivered your paper, beginning when I was 10 years old. Why aren't you going to vote for me? Tommy, she answered; you never asked me. After that, O'Neill asked as many of his constituents as he could if they would vote for him.

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* In the late Tip O'Neill's first Congressional election, he campaigned all over Cambridge, Massachusetts and worked hard, but he found out that his next door next-door neighbor, an elderly woman, had said she would not vote for him. He went to her house and said, to paraphrase, Mrs. Finley, you've known me all my life; I shoveled your driveway, mowed your lawn, delivered your paper, beginning when I was 10 years old. Why aren't you going to vote for me? Tommy, she answered; you never asked me. After that, O'Neill asked as many of his constituents as he could if they would vote for him.

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* ''Literature/BooksOfTheRaksura'': Moon was RaisedByHumans before rejoining a Raksuran court, so every now and then, the Raksura realize there's some blindingly obvious element of their society or biology that he didn't actually know about. PlayedForDrama when he spends the third book afraid that [[spoiler:he's sterile]]; meanwhile, his Queen knows from his scent that it's not true and doesn't realize he ever believed it to be.


* Fenton in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' never dared ask his prospective LoveInterest out until he could get a promotion. Where she replies that she'd have dated him even if he'd just been a bean-counter. He asks her why they never did and she responds: "You never asked."

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* Fenton in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' never dared ask his prospective LoveInterest out until he could get a promotion. Where she replies that she'd have dated him even if he'd just been a bean-counter. He asks her why they never did and she responds: "You never asked."


* ''Manga/DeathNote''. Used by Ryuk whenever Light comes across a new Death Note rule that hinders his plans.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote''. Used by Ryuk whenever Light comes across a new Death Note rule that hinders his plans. This is entirely on purpose from Ryun, as his self-admired motivation is ForTheLulz, and watching Light scramble to come up with new plans is very entertaining.

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* Anyone working IT support will have had at least one person who, when asked if they'd installed anything new or made any changes to their computer lately, will say no. And after hours of exasperating troubleshooting will trace the issue to some malware or spyware that piggybacked on a recent install, or a system file that got corrupted, or a setting that was changed, they will happily explain that their spouse/brother/child/office tech whiz made that change or installation. Which is clearly very different from whether ''they'' did it themselves and obviously not relevant to you.

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