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12th Feb '17 6:35:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'': In dialog with his friend Zoltan, Geralt can quip that [[TheHunter Witchers]] fish with bombs. Later in the game, you talk with a fellow Witcher, Lambert, who reveals that he does exactly that. There is no story significance to it, however.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'': In dialog with his friend Zoltan, Geralt can quip that [[TheHunter [[TheWitchHunter Witchers]] fish with bombs. Later in the game, you talk with a fellow Witcher, Lambert, who reveals that he does exactly that. There is no story significance to it, however.
2nd Feb '17 3:59:35 PM thatother1dude
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* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', the titular character tries to cover his misuse of ISIS funds by [[Recap/ArcherS1E1MoleHunt claiming he's searching for a mole]] in the agency. Later, it turns out that there IS a mole and Archer's "investigation" causes him to attempt to escape.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':
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In [[Recap/ArcherS1E1MoleHunt the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', episode]], the titular character tries to cover his misuse of ISIS funds by [[Recap/ArcherS1E1MoleHunt claiming he's searching for a mole]] mole in the agency. Later, it turns out that there IS a mole and Archer's "investigation" causes him to attempt to escape.



** It happened again in "Live And Let Dine" where Mallory leaks information about a fake threat at a fancy restaurant hosting a meeting between U.S. and Albanian diplomats to get a reservation. Sure enough, the Albanian ambassador is poisoned. [[spoiler:Somewhat subverted when it's revealed that the thing was set up by Katya and Barry just to make ISIS look bad.]]

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** It happened again Likewise, in "Live And Let Dine" where Dine", Mallory leaks information about a fake threat at a fancy restaurant hosting a meeting between U.S. and Albanian diplomats to get a reservation. Sure enough, the Albanian ambassador is poisoned. [[spoiler:Somewhat subverted when [[spoiler:Though it's revealed that the thing was set up by Katya and Barry just to make ISIS look bad.bad, not totally coincidental.]]
21st Jan '17 8:14:39 PM TheWanderer
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* A version shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. CorruptCorporateExecutive Varrick puts out a ridiculously obvious and over the top set of propaganda films against [[TheEvilPrince the Northern Water Tribe Chieftain Unalaq]] designed to turn public support against him and towards [[LaResistance the rebels fighting against him]]. Varrick does this purely because Unalaq's edicts are bad for his own business, and his films transform TheFundamentalist, self-righteous, HolierThanThou Unalaq into an OmnicidalManiac MadScientist planning to use a DoomsdayDevice to destroy the world. This turns out to be ''far closer'' to Unalaq's [[TheAntichrist real personality and goals]] than either fans of the show or people in that world would have guessed when Varrick first started making these films, not that Varrick knew about that or would have cared.
31st Dec '16 11:39:30 AM GothicProphet
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* ''Film/TheLadykillers'': Professor Marcus claims it would do no good to bring the stolen money back, because the police wouldn't want it. He turns out to be right and [[spoiler:Mrs. Wilberforce gets to keep the money]], but for completely different reasons than the ones he gave.
18th Dec '16 2:49:46 PM smalltime
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* Throughout the 20th season of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Cartman pretends to be a progressive and insists women and girls are smart and funny, especially his new girlfriend Heidi. [[spoiler:It turns out he was accidentally right about Heidi being a genius, but not about her being funny.]]
14th Dec '16 4:48:07 PM Nyame
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* In ''FanFic/TheSomewhatCrackedMindOfUchihaItachi'', Mizuki distracts Kabuto from attacking Naruto and Sasuke by talking about the Uchiha Clan being ostracized by the village and Danzo's machinations. Since Mizuki and Iruka were just chunins at the time, they had no idea how close to the truth he was.
7th Dec '16 11:05:56 PM iroanxi
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** During the G-8 arc, [[spoiler:Cross tells Sanji that he's glad he's 1/3rd secret agent. Since Cross never saw anything past Chapter 800, the conclusion of the Dressrosa Arc, he has no idea how close to the truth he really is.]]
29th Nov '16 9:52:44 PM rwe1138
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* ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'': Fred Flintstone, wanting to play bowling rather than watch some opera, makes up a story about the opera house being haunted. The place turns out to be [[ScoobyDooHoax "haunted"]] by a CorruptCorporateExecutive who needs the land to build a mall.

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* ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'': ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp: Fred Flintstone, wanting to play bowling rather than watch some opera, makes up a story about the opera house being haunted. The place turns out to be [[ScoobyDooHoax "haunted"]] by a CorruptCorporateExecutive who needs the land to build a mall.
7th Nov '16 3:42:21 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes", Homer, as Internet whistleblower "Mr. X", starts creating false stories like how the government is controlling peoples' minds with flu shots. Later, Homer is kidnapped and taken to [[Series/ThePrisoner a mysterious island]] because his flu shot lie turned out to be true, as they are given around Christmas to give people the urge to shop.
30th Oct '16 12:36:42 PM MasoTey
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Compare RightForTheWrongReasons, where a character follows an erroneous chain of logic to a correct conclusion, and AccidentallyAccurate, where a creator does not do the research, but gets it right anyway. See also GenuineImposter, where a character is reveled to be someone they are impersonating.

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Compare RightForTheWrongReasons, where a character follows an erroneous chain of logic to a correct conclusion, and AccidentallyAccurate, where a creator does not do the research, but gets it right anyway. See also GenuineImposter, where a character is reveled revealed to be someone they are impersonating.
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