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11th Jan '17 6:37:14 PM TedlyAnderson
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* Parodied in this exchange from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'''s episode "The Pest":
-->'''Billy:''' There once was a happy boy who—
-->'''Gumball:''' Can we just stick to the subject, please?
-->'''Billy:''' The boy is me, it's a story about me.
-->'''Gumball:''' Oh, sorry, please continue.
24th Dec '16 10:44:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* At one point in ''{{Arcanum}}'', you are required to visit a penal colony. One of the inmates offers to tell you a story about the nation of Cumbria, which has fallen on hard times in recent years. He ends the story with the words '...and the rightful heir to Cumbria's throne was shipped off to a penal colony, never to be heard from again', at which point you realise you've spent the past few minutes chatting with a member of the Cumbrian royal family.

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* At one point in ''{{Arcanum}}'', ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', you are required to visit a penal colony. One of the inmates offers to tell you a story about the nation of Cumbria, which has fallen on hard times in recent years. He ends the story with the words '...and the rightful heir to Cumbria's throne was shipped off to a penal colony, never to be heard from again', at which point you realise you've spent the past few minutes chatting with a member of the Cumbrian royal family.
30th Nov '16 10:13:24 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'',
** Stick tells a story about how a child began fighting the [[spoiler: Hand]], killing them until they were driven out and this act of defiance was the origin of his organization, the Chaste. Matt assumes Stick is talking about himself and sarcastically compliments him on keeping himself at the center. What the audience sees of the Chaste indicates Stick isn't its leader, suggesting this assumption may well be wrong.
** At Frank Castle's trial, Colonel Schoonover testifies as a character witness, and tells a story about a stupid officer who got Castle's squad into an ambush, that caused said idiot officer to lose his arm. When Reyes claims no one can really know what happened if they weren't there, Schoonover says he ''was'' that idiot officer, completely undercutting Reyes' argument.

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* In ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'',
''Series/Daredevil2015'' does it twice in "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E8GuiltyAsSin Guilty as Sin]]":
** Stick tells a story about how a child began fighting the [[spoiler: Hand]], Hand, killing them until they were driven out and this act of defiance was the origin of his organization, the Chaste. Matt assumes Stick is talking about himself and sarcastically compliments him on keeping himself at the center. What the audience sees of the Chaste indicates Stick isn't its leader, suggesting this assumption may well be wrong.
** At Frank Castle's trial, Colonel Schoonover testifies as a character witness, and tells a story about a stupid officer who got Castle's squad into an ambush, that caused said idiot officer to lose his right arm. When Reyes claims no one can really know what happened if they weren't there, Schoonover says clarifies that he ''was'' that idiot officer, completely undercutting Reyes' argument.argument (and making her wonder how she managed to overlook his prosthetic arm in the first place).
-->'''Blake Tower:''' How did you miss that in his file?
-->'''Samantha Reyes:''' All the names were redacted.
-->'''Blake Tower:''' Not good.
-->'''Samantha Reyes:''' No shit.
14th Nov '16 1:10:57 PM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheFaroeIslanders'': Sigmund and Thorir spend six years in seclusion with farmer Ulf and his small family at their hidden homestead in the mountains of Dovre. When they depart, Ulf tells them a story of a young man called Thorkel Crispfrost who carried off a woman called Ragnhild when her father refused to give her in marriage to him. This caused a feud in which Ragnhild's father and nineteen others were killed; Thorkel was outlawed and made a secret homestead for himself and Ragnhild in the mountains. His story ends with the predictable revelation that he himself is Thorkel Crispfrost.
13th Nov '16 8:29:02 AM Aquila89
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* Literature/TheBible has an example of this with the {{Trope Namer|s}} of TheUriahGambit. After the king sent Uriah to his death so he could take Uriah's wife (despite having several wives already), his wise adviser tells him a story about a man with many sheep stealing a sheep from someone who had only one. When the king is outraged and says that man should be punished, the wise adviser reveals that he was talking about wives, not sheep, and the king is that man.

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* Literature/TheBible has an example of this with the {{Trope Namer|s}} of TheUriahGambit. After the king sent Uriah to his death so he could take Uriah's wife (despite having several wives already), his wise adviser the prophet Nathan tells him a story about a man with many sheep stealing a sheep from someone who had only one. When the king is outraged and says that man should be punished, the wise adviser Nathan reveals that he was talking about wives, not sheep, and the king is that man.
28th Oct '16 8:29:47 PM Eddy1215
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* Villain example in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'': Lady Tremaine tells Ella the story about a young girl who married for love, and was happy, until her husband died. Out of concern for her daughters’ wellbeing, the girl, now a grown woman, decided to marry again to provide them with financial support. But then ''that'' husband died, too. Her last attempt was to get her daughters to marry the prince of their kingdom, but the prince was instead wooed by a simple servant girl "and ''I'' lived unhappily ever after.
* While ''WesternAnimation/TheBoyAndTheWorld'' is devoid of dialogue, it is strongly hinted that the man in the rainbow hat is the titular boy.

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* Villain example in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'': Lady Tremaine tells Ella the story about a young girl who married for love, and was happy, until her husband died. Out of concern for her daughters’ wellbeing, the girl, now a grown woman, decided to marry again to provide them with financial support. But then ''that'' husband died, too. Her last attempt was to get her daughters to marry the prince of their kingdom, but the prince was instead wooed by a simple servant girl "and ''I'' lived unhappily ever after.
* While ''WesternAnimation/TheBoyAndTheWorld'' is devoid of dialogue, it is strongly hinted that the man in the rainbow hat is the titular boy.
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* While ''WesternAnimation/TheBoyAndTheWorld'' is devoid of dialogue, it is strongly hinted that the man in the rainbow hat is the titular boy.
12th Oct '16 4:44:54 PM Pamina
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* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the ReasonableAuthorityFigure describes how the BigBad was her WickedStepmother without mentioning either herself or the BigBad by name. The ChildProdigy protagonist sees right through this, of course.
** In the novel, she doesn't use the pretense of third person at all and upfront states that the little girl in the story was her when she starts.
** The musical offers a new twist, as the story is made up and told by Matilda, who is surprised to discover that her fiction is real.

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* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the ReasonableAuthorityFigure Miss Honey describes how the BigBad Miss Trunchbull was once her WickedStepmother [[WickedStepmother wicked step-aunt]], without mentioning either herself or the BigBad Trunchbull by name. The ChildProdigy protagonist sees right through this, of course.
** In the novel, she doesn't use the pretense of third person at all and upfront states that the little girl in the story was her when she starts.
starts: the twist at the end of the story is her aunt's identity. This was undoubtedly changed for the screen because it was easier to hide "the little girl's" identity than to keep the audience from recognizing Trunchbull in the flashbacks.
** The musical offers a new twist, as the story is made up of Miss Honey's birth and childhood is told by Matilda, who thinks she's making it up, and is surprised to discover later that [[PsychicPowers her fiction "fiction" is real.]]
10th Oct '16 3:35:29 PM CaptEquinox
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* The spoken word song "Deck Of Cards" has the artist tell a story about a singer who was once caught in church with a deck of cards. They wanted to punish him, but he then explained how all the characters and signs on the cards made him think of biblical characters. He then concludes: "And that soldier... was me."

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* The spoken word song "Deck Of Cards" has the artist tell a story about a singer soldier who was once caught in church with a deck of cards. They wanted to punish him, but he then explained how all he didn't have a Bible and used the characters and signs on the cards made to remind him think of biblical facts and characters. He then concludes: "And that soldier... was me."




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* Music/StevieNicks belts out "That girl was me!" at the end of her song "Angel", but the rest of the lyrics confusingly address a friend or lover, who may or may not be dead, so we're not sure...
16th Sep '16 4:35:42 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Used at the end of ''Literature/AScannerDarkly'', in a rather gut-punching way. In the epilogue, Philip K. Dick talks about the people he'd lost to drug addiction over the years, and then lists some of them off. One of the last names is "Phil" - he'd discovered shortly before writing the book that he had suffered permanent pancreatic damage, which would eventually kill him.
11th Sep '16 9:04:43 PM Aiguille
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* {{ZigZagged}} in ''Podcast/WithinTheWires'' when Cassette #1, Side B has its {{Narrator}} instructing its listener, the patient in a research hospital, to imagine themself as a dragonfly handled by a little girl. While the metaphor would initially suggest that the Narrator is the girl grown up, Cassette #2 implies and Cassette #6 confirms that the girl is the patient, with the Narrator trying to cure her LaserGuidedAmnesia.
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