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21st Jun '17 1:24:57 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/QuizShow,'' the subcommittee questions Stempel, and one points out that, by his own admission, he "prostituted your intellectual ability for money." Stempel replies that, unlike Van Doren (the guy he had to take a dive for), he's moral enough to admit it. Since the subcommittee suspects that he's lying because of an irrational hatred of Van Doren (which, to be fair, he totally has), this doesn't really make him look good.
7th Jun '17 8:43:50 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', Philip Lombard is the only guest who freely admits that he's guilty of the murder [[PoeticSerialKiller U. N. Owen]] accused him of without trying to hide it and in the 2015 BBC miniseries adaptation, he points out that "either I'm embellishing a story for shocking effect, or I'm the only one telling the truth in a room full of liars!"

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* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', Philip Lombard is the only guest who freely admits that he's guilty of the murder [[PoeticSerialKiller U. N. Owen]] accused him of without trying to hide it and it. This is lampshaded in the 2015 BBC miniseries adaptation, adaptation; when everyone gets on their high-horse and begins to condemn him (albeit with reason, since his crime was pretty horrible), he points out that "either he's not the only one in the room facing an accusation of something terrible, but ''is'' the only one who's admitting to it:
--> '''Lombard:''' So either
I'm embellishing a story for shocking effect, or I'm the only one telling the truth in a room full of liars!"liars.
29th May '17 4:11:14 PM Dragon101
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If presented negatively, the Admitter is taken to be at least as bad if not outright worse than the other party because at least the other has ''reasons'' for their behaviour or [[WellIntentionedExtremist needs some kind of excuse for their actions]], while the Admitter is essentially admitting that they either [[ForTheEvulz don't need excuses]] or that their own reasons are just as bad as their misdeeds. It can also turn out that the Admitter is simply wrong or outright lying about being "honest" in the first place, either [[ManipulativeBastard with others]] or [[BelievingTheirOwnLies with themselves]], in either case earning them a ShutUpHannibal from another character.

Discovering TheHero is ''not'' a {{Hypocrite}} but ''believes'' all that stuff about "justice" and "honor" can be... [[EvilCannotComprehendGood a shock]]. However, in many cases the villain will claim that the hero's motivations are simply a convenient justification for violence or whatever other behavior the villain deems to be hypocritical.

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If presented negatively, the Admitter is taken to be at least as bad if not outright worse than the other party because at least the other has ''reasons'' for their behaviour or [[WellIntentionedExtremist needs some kind of excuse for their actions]], while the Admitter is essentially admitting confessing that they either [[ForTheEvulz don't need excuses]] or that their own reasons are just as bad as their misdeeds. It can also turn out that the Admitter is simply wrong or outright lying about being "honest" in the first place, either [[ManipulativeBastard with others]] or [[BelievingTheirOwnLies with themselves]], in either case earning them a ShutUpHannibal from another character.

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Discovering TheHero is ''not'' a {{Hypocrite}} but ''believes'' all that stuff about "justice" and "honor" can be... [[EvilCannotComprehendGood a shock]]. However, in many cases the villain will claim that the hero's motivations are simply a convenient justification for violence or whatever other behavior the villain deems to be hypocritical.
hypocritical. In some cases attempting to invoke this trope is [[SelfDisposingVillain exactly what ultimately turns others against them]] as they are now seen as simply using someones else's (real or imagined) hypocrisy as an excuse, which can be doubly damning for them if the whole crux of their argument is that they don't need excuses.

29th May '17 3:58:40 PM Dragon101
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If presented negatively, the Admitter is taken to be at least as bad if not outright worse than the other party because at least the other has ''reasons'' for their behaviour or [[WellIntentionedExtremist needs some kind of excuse for their actions]], while the Admitter is essentially admitting that they either [[ForTheEvulz don't need excuses]] or that their own reasons are just as bad as their misdeeds. It can also turn out that the Admitter is simply wrong or outright lying about being "honest" in the first place, either [[ManipulativeBastard with others]] or [[BelievingTheirOwnLies with themselves]], in either case earning them a ShutUpHannibal from another character.
29th May '17 3:46:40 PM Dragon101
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* In ''Comicbook/VoteLoki'', this is basically Loki's campaign platform: He's a supervillain and a trickster god, but at least he's honest about how dishonest he is while other politicians lie about who they are.

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* In ''Comicbook/VoteLoki'', this is basically Loki's campaign platform: He's a supervillain and a trickster god, but at least he's honest about how dishonest he is while other politicians lie about who they are. [[spoiler: In fact, what ultimately thwarts him is when people realise that is ''literally'' his entire platform and he either hadn't bothered or had genuinely forgotten to make any actual campaign promises, even bad or dishonest ones, and was just letting people project their desires onto him.]]
8th Apr '17 1:57:06 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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If presented positively, this can lead to a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop depending on the nature of their transgressions - someone who admits to being a jerk at least is aware of their flaws rather than simply being oblivious about their bad behavior, but embracing being AxCrazy isn't really a good thing. An alternate semi-positive presentation is that at least the Admitter is not guilty of {{Doublethink}}, HidingBehindReligion, [[StrawHypocrite or some other case of lying about their actual beliefs], and in fact [[EvenEvilHasStandards has standards that condemn such hypocrisy]].

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If presented positively, this can lead to a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop depending on the nature of their transgressions - someone who admits to being a jerk at least is aware of their flaws rather than simply being oblivious about their bad behavior, but embracing being AxCrazy isn't really a good thing. An alternate semi-positive presentation is that at least the Admitter is not guilty of {{Doublethink}}, HidingBehindReligion, [[StrawHypocrite or some other case of lying about their actual beliefs], beliefs]], and in fact [[EvenEvilHasStandards has standards that condemn such hypocrisy]].
8th Apr '17 1:56:11 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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If presented positively, this can lead to a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop depending on the nature of their transgressions - someone who admits to being a jerk at least is aware of their flaws rather than simply being oblivious about their bad behavior, but embracing being AxCrazy isn't really a good thing. An alternate semi-positive presentation is that at least the Admitter is not guilty of {{Doublethink}}, HidingBehindReligion, [[StrawHypocrite or some other case of lying about their actual beliefs]].

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If presented positively, this can lead to a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop depending on the nature of their transgressions - someone who admits to being a jerk at least is aware of their flaws rather than simply being oblivious about their bad behavior, but embracing being AxCrazy isn't really a good thing. An alternate semi-positive presentation is that at least the Admitter is not guilty of {{Doublethink}}, HidingBehindReligion, [[StrawHypocrite or some other case of lying about their actual beliefs]].
beliefs], and in fact [[EvenEvilHasStandards has standards that condemn such hypocrisy]].
18th Mar '17 12:38:24 PM Lemia
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* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', Philip Lombard is the only guest who freely admits that he's guilty of the murder [[PoeticSerialKiller U. N. Owen]] accused him of without trying to hide it and in the 2015 BBC miniseries adaptation, he points out that "either I'm embellishing a story for shocking effect, or I'm the only one telling the truth in a room full of liars!"
4th Mar '17 9:45:48 AM nombretomado
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* In ''MarioParty 3'', Baby Bowser (along with Toad) is in charge of handing out items to players who land on his space. He asks you a personal question about your habits (like "Do you keep your room clean?"), and he rewards someone who admits to being rather undisciplined and childish ("You're honest, I like that.") If the player answers that he keeps his room clean, Baby Bowser will accuse the player of just saying whatever sounds good in order to get a prize, and the reward is more stingy than what he gives to someone who admits to letting his room get messy.

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* In ''MarioParty 3'', ''VideoGame/MarioParty3'', Baby Bowser (along with Toad) is in charge of handing out items to players who land on his space. He asks you a personal question about your habits (like "Do you keep your room clean?"), and he rewards someone who admits to being rather undisciplined and childish ("You're honest, I like that.") If the player answers that he keeps his room clean, Baby Bowser will accuse the player of just saying whatever sounds good in order to get a prize, and the reward is more stingy than what he gives to someone who admits to letting his room get messy.
11th Jan '17 11:58:01 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': This is the biggest difference between Lelouch and Suzaku. While they're both {{Well-Intentioned Extremist}}s and hypocrites, Lelouch is fully aware of his hypocrisy and never once tries to justify it, while Suzaku is the exact opposite.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': This is the biggest difference between Lelouch and Suzaku. While they're both {{Well-Intentioned {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and hypocrites, Lelouch is fully aware of his hypocrisy and never once tries to justify it, while Suzaku is the exact opposite.opposite and constantly [[NeverMyFault deflects the blame for his actions onto someone else]].
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