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28th Mar '16 5:10:58 PM poi99
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* Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''. Gilderoy Lockhart's an amazing fighter of dark-forces- werewolves, hags, vampires, he's fought them all and managed to write about them. Except in reality he's an inept fool; pretty much everyone realises this and their suggestions about BecomingTheBoast are mostly out pleasure to see him squirm. [[spoiler: Eventually, Harry and Ron genuinely force him to help face the Basilisk, since he's the closest thing they've got. Instead, Lockhart subverts the trope, attempting to memory-wipe them and abandoning Ginny to die.]]
16th Mar '16 3:50:28 PM ObsidianFire
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* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the Miller's Daughter, Cora, lies to her king (who is nearly bankrupt) that she can spin straw into gold. The bluff backfires on her, as the king promptly orders for her to be locked in a tower and to transform a roomful of straw. Luckily for Cora, though, {{Rumplestilskin}} ''does'' know how to spin straw into gold, and he's willing to do it for her. Being rather GenreSavvy, Cora demands that he teach her how as well.

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* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the Miller's Daughter, Cora, lies to her king (who is nearly bankrupt) that she can spin straw into gold. The bluff backfires on her, as the king promptly orders for her to be locked in a tower and to transform a roomful of straw. Luckily for Cora, though, {{Rumplestilskin}} ''does'' know how to spin straw into gold, and he's willing to do it for her. Being rather GenreSavvy, Cora demands that he teach her how as well.
18th Feb '16 10:17:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** An early episode of has a Bajoran, Li Nalas, who is famed as being a great resistance leader, who later admits he is nothing of the sort. It's something of an inversion in this case, in that his reputation was not his own doing (he was, in fact very uncomfortable with it), but actually spread by other Bajoran freedom fighters who needed a hero to inspire them. He ''did'' actually kill an infamous villain, but it was mostly a lucky accident (he stumbled upon the guy bathing in a lake, shot him in his underwear when he saw him running to his phaser, and only found who he was after someone else came across them). After that, as his legend grew, he got credit for almost every successful campaign by the resistance despite never having actually been in charge or heavily involved in carrying them out. [[HeroicSacrifice But when the time comes, he shows that he can be every bit the legend that people already believe.]] Even after proving himself, Li Nalas shows that he still considers himself unworthy. His LastWords are "Off the hook," reflecting his relief that he'll no longer have to live up to a reputation he doesn't think he deserves.

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** An early episode of has a Bajoran, Li Nalas, who is famed as being a great resistance leader, who later admits he is nothing of the sort. It's something of an inversion in this case, in that his reputation was not his own doing (he was, in fact very uncomfortable with it), but actually spread by other Bajoran freedom fighters who needed a hero to inspire them. He ''did'' actually kill an infamous villain, but it was mostly a lucky accident (he stumbled upon the guy bathing in a lake, shot him in his underwear when he saw him running to his phaser, and only found who he was after someone else came across them). After that, as his legend grew, he got credit for almost every successful campaign by the resistance despite never having actually been in charge or heavily involved in carrying them out. [[HeroicSacrifice But when the time comes, he shows that he can be every bit the legend that people already believe.]] Even after proving himself, Li Nalas shows that he still considers himself unworthy. His LastWords are "Off the hook," reflecting his relief that he'll no longer have to live up to a reputation he doesn't think he deserves.
18th Feb '16 10:13:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* An early episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has a Bajoran, Li Nalas, who is famed as being a great resistance leader, who later admits he is nothing of the sort. It's something of an inversion in this case, in that his reputation was not his own doing (he was, in fact very uncomfortable with it), but actually spread by other Bajoran freedom fighters who needed a hero to inspire them. He ''did'' actually kill an infamous villain, but it was mostly a lucky accident (he stumbled upon the guy bathing in a lake, shot him in his underwear when he saw him running to his phaser, and only found who he was after someone else came across them). After that, as his legend grew, he got credit for almost every successful campaign by the resistance despite never having actually been in charge or heavily involved in carrying them out. [[HeroicSacrifice But when the time comes, he shows that he can be every bit the legend that people already believe.]]
** Even after proving himself, Li Nalas shows that he still considers himself unworthy. His LastWords are "Off the hook," reflecting his relief that he'll no longer have to live up to a reputation he doesn't think he deserves.

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An early episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has a Bajoran, Li Nalas, who is famed as being a great resistance leader, who later admits he is nothing of the sort. It's something of an inversion in this case, in that his reputation was not his own doing (he was, in fact very uncomfortable with it), but actually spread by other Bajoran freedom fighters who needed a hero to inspire them. He ''did'' actually kill an infamous villain, but it was mostly a lucky accident (he stumbled upon the guy bathing in a lake, shot him in his underwear when he saw him running to his phaser, and only found who he was after someone else came across them). After that, as his legend grew, he got credit for almost every successful campaign by the resistance despite never having actually been in charge or heavily involved in carrying them out. [[HeroicSacrifice But when the time comes, he shows that he can be every bit the legend that people already believe.]]
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]] Even after proving himself, Li Nalas shows that he still considers himself unworthy. His LastWords are "Off the hook," reflecting his relief that he'll no longer have to live up to a reputation he doesn't think he deserves.
18th Feb '16 10:07:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** Faintly justified; some flight simulator games, notably Microsoft's Flight Simulator, are accurate enough to be used in training real pilots.
** In fact, as ''Series/MythBusters'' showed, landings can be somewhat automated on modern commercial planes assuming there is no damage to systems or especially bad conditions. Further, a flight controller was able to talk Jaime and Adam through their simulated plane landings... and ''then'' showed an easier way it could be accomplished.
8th Jan '16 4:30:44 AM Penk
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7th Jan '16 3:49:39 PM Premonition45
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* Creator/GeorgeTakei's famous "shirtless fencer" scene from the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Naked Time" was originally meant to be done with a Japanese sword, but Takei (in addition to wanting to avoid Asian stereotypes) was a big fan of old swashbuckling films of the Errol Flynn type, so he told them he was a skilled fencer to get to use a fencing sword instead. After it was agreed, he immediately took up a fencing class to pull off a good showing.
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28th Dec '15 4:20:53 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/237978/how-trixie-somehow-saved-hearths-warming How Trixie (Somehow) Saves Hearth's Warming]]'', Trixie is MistakenForBadass by Vixen due to her typical boasting and dragged into [[SavingChristmas saving Heart's Warming]] from [[BigBad a villain named Leidr]] who's buried the North Pole in a blizzard. Trixie soon has to actually live up to her boasting when she has to fight and Amarok and [[Theater/TheNutcracker the Rat King]]. [[spoiler:While she and Vixen get [[BalefulPolymorph turned into wooden toys]] by the Rat King, Trixie ultimately [[LetsGetDangerous gets properly motivated enough]] to start a prison break and ultimately defeat the Rat King through trickery and quick thinking.]]

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* In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/237978/how-trixie-somehow-saved-hearths-warming How Trixie (Somehow) Saves Hearth's Warming]]'', Trixie is MistakenForBadass by Vixen due to her typical boasting and dragged into [[SavingChristmas saving Heart's Warming]] from [[BigBad a villain named Leidr]] who's buried the North Pole in a blizzard. Trixie soon has to actually live up to her boasting when she has to fight and Amarok and [[Theater/TheNutcracker the Rat King]]. [[spoiler:While she and Vixen get [[BalefulPolymorph turned into wooden toys]] by the Rat King, Trixie ultimately [[LetsGetDangerous gets properly motivated enough]] to start a prison break and ultimately defeat the Rat King through trickery and quick thinking. She's quite surprised not only by the fact she beat him, but by the castle full of innocence she freed from him start celebrating her as a hero.]]
28th Dec '15 4:05:05 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/237978/how-trixie-somehow-saved-hearths-warming How Trixie (Somehow) Saves Hearth's Warming]]'', Trixie is MistakenForBadass by Vixen due to her typical boasting and dragged into [[SavingChristmas saving Heart's Warming]] from [[BigBad a villain named Leidr]] who's buried the North Pole in a blizzard. Trixie soon has to actually live up to her boasting when she has to fight and Amarok and [[Theater/TheNutcracker the Rat King]]. [[spoiler:While she and Vixen get [[BalefulPolymorph turned into wooden toys]] by the Rat King, Trixie ultimately [[LetsGetDangerous gets properly motivated enough]] to start a prison break and ultimately defeat the Rat King through trickery and quick thinking.]]
27th Nov '15 10:36:55 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', George claimed to be a Marine Biologist to impress a woman. Later, he and that woman were walking along a beach when they came upon a crowd gathered around a beached whale who is having trouble breathing. George removes a golf ball from the whale's blow hole and saves its life.
* Played with in ''{{Scrubs}}''. Elliott insists that her brief endocrinology fellowship has made her an expert on the subject, when in reality she's just very good at hiding textbook pages all over the hospital. When Dr. Cox tries to expose her by scheduling her to give a lecture about endocrinology, she panics until JD makes her realize that all her obsessive efforts to hide the fact that she was faking it has led to her becoming a genuine expert on the subject.
* In ''OnceUponATime'', the Miller's Daughter, Cora, lies to her king (who is nearly bankrupt) that she can spin straw into gold. The bluff backfires on her, as the king promptly orders for her to be locked in a tower and to transform a roomful of straw. Luckily for Cora, though, {{Rumplestilskin}} ''does'' know how to spin straw into gold, and he's willing to do it for her. Being rather GenreSavvy, Cora demands that he teach her how as well.

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* In an episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', George claimed to be a Marine Biologist to impress a woman. Later, he and that woman were walking along a beach when they came upon a crowd gathered around a beached whale who is having trouble breathing. George removes a golf ball from the whale's blow hole and saves its life.
* Played with in ''{{Scrubs}}''.''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Elliott insists that her brief endocrinology fellowship has made her an expert on the subject, when in reality she's just very good at hiding textbook pages all over the hospital. When Dr. Cox tries to expose her by scheduling her to give a lecture about endocrinology, she panics until JD makes her realize that all her obsessive efforts to hide the fact that she was faking it has led to her becoming a genuine expert on the subject.
* In ''OnceUponATime'', ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the Miller's Daughter, Cora, lies to her king (who is nearly bankrupt) that she can spin straw into gold. The bluff backfires on her, as the king promptly orders for her to be locked in a tower and to transform a roomful of straw. Luckily for Cora, though, {{Rumplestilskin}} ''does'' know how to spin straw into gold, and he's willing to do it for her. Being rather GenreSavvy, Cora demands that he teach her how as well.
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