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14th Nov '16 11:58:48 PM Tron80
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* Subverted in a classic Silver Age comic of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' which ends with Iris wondering aloud about the timing of Barry's absences. Without missing a beat, Barry just tells her she's right: "One and one still makes one! [[CassandraTruth I'm the Flash]]!" Naturally, this flippant claim convinces Iris he's ''not''.

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Subverted in a classic Silver Age comic of ''Franchise/TheFlash'' which ends with Iris wondering aloud about the timing of Barry's absences. Without missing a beat, Barry just tells her she's right: "One and one still makes one! [[CassandraTruth I'm the Flash]]!" Naturally, this flippant claim convinces Iris he's ''not''.



** Similarly, this line from ''ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}'': [[SarcasticConfession "The best way to keep a good secret is to tell everybody -- then nobody believes you."]]

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** * In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', Linda Danvers -alias Kara Zor-El, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- is so fed up of putting up with her co-worker 'Nasty''s bullying that she punches a wall, which makes people wondering if a plane just crashed into the building. When her boss Geoff inquires what happened and what was that loud boom coming from her office, Linda replies "Oh, nothing!". Of course, he doesn't believe her.
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Similarly, this line from ''ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}'': [[SarcasticConfession "The best way to keep a good secret is to tell everybody -- then nobody believes you."]]
7th Nov '16 12:29:18 PM DisillusionedColony
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* On a more tragic (and hillarious if you're a fan of dark and gallows humour) note, the entirety of the soviet trials against traitors, assasins, counter-revolutionaries, terrorists and whatnot during Stalin's era revolved around this. Basically Stalin started using the secret police to force oponents (real and, most often than not, potential or imaginary) or just people he didn't like or had fulfilled their purpose, to confess to outlandish crimes, and accuse someone else or some vague, ominous force, of being part of a conspiracy to destroy the Soviet Union. Then he would use that confession to accuse more people, who would then be forced to confess, and then THOSE confessions would be used against others. It reached a point where Stalin ordered a stop to the whole process because 1)they had almost completely vanquished any and all capable leaders and highly skilled officers, and 2) they ralised that continuing on this exponential rate required more manpower than the one they had to carry on the interrogations and sentences. So he promptly accused the head of the NKVD (Nikolai Yezhov) tasked with all this endless massacre of plotting to assasinate him and destroy the Soviet Union BY ELIMINATING ALL CAPABLE MEMBERS OF THE PARTY AND CREATING A BRUTAL SECRET POLICE FORCE ACCOUNTABLE TO NO-ONE (and also of being a pervert, [[PornStash having a massive porn stash]] and being gay, which was a recurring theme in all accusations), had him interrogated and killed. At the end of these proceedings Stalin preseted himself as not knowing the full scope of these atrocities and blamed all of his subordinates for misinterpreting his words. Then praised the marvellous result of erradicating all those people.
** The [[ Constitution of the Soviet Union]], also redacted by order of Stalin, was this taken to eleven. It was made partly to appease those horrified of Stalin's brutality, so they would let their guard down while Stalin prepared the next batch of executions.
27th Oct '16 10:21:10 PM DustSnitch
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* ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared''
** Tony the Talking Clock sends the main characters on adventures through time, and as soon as this starts to cause them to age rapidly, he stands idly by and says "It's out of my hands, I'm only a clock!"
** The clock also assures the main characters"Oh don't worry, I'm sure you'll be fine," even though his adventure causes the characters to experience what its like to rot to death. Possibly subverted as they *are* fine at the end of the video.
** The butterfly in the third episode tries to tell a story about how everyone a story about "special ones" and how everyone has them, but his character, Michael, is called a freak and lives alone in a cave without any mention of a special one. The butterfly and his friends still try to insist the story was about special ones.
-->'''Shrignold:''' You see? Everyone has a special one.
-->''(Beat)''
-->'''Rabbit Boy:''' Even Michael!
** Everything [[KnowNothingKnowItAll The Healthy Band]] says about health in Episode 5.
** Special mention to the space-themed teacher in Episode 6 who claims ''“planets live inside the moon”.''

9th Oct '16 6:36:17 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* [[BlatantLies.AnimeAndManga Anime and Manga]]
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* [[BlatantLies.LiveActionTV Not Live-Action TV]]
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24th Sep '16 12:58:43 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** When they set up the unification match for the WWE heavyweight titles in TLC 2013, one inscription on the engraved belt was the indication of a title that went back a hundred years - problem is, it doesn't. In truth, the Wrestling/{{WCW}} heavyweight title (previously the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA title), which does indeed go back that long, was retired in 2001 when it was unified with the WWE titles. The belt at the event looked similar to the older one, but was only marking an eleven-year-old event; makes a better story, though.[[labelnote:*]]The NWA Title was very much still active, with WCW and WWE's activity being Canon Discontinuity to it[[/labelnote]]

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** When they set up the unification match for the WWE heavyweight titles in TLC 2013, one inscription on the engraved belt was the indication of a title that went back a hundred years - problem is, it doesn't. In truth, the Wrestling/{{WCW}} heavyweight title (previously the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA title), which does indeed go back that long, was retired in 2001 when it was unified with the WWE titles. The belt at the event looked similar to the older one, but was only marking an eleven-year-old event; makes a better story, though.[[labelnote:*]]The NWA Title was very much still active, with WCW and WWE's activity being Canon Discontinuity CanonDiscontinuity to it[[/labelnote]]
6th Sep '16 10:57:10 AM Quaintflight
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5th Sep '16 5:29:40 PM Quaintflight
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4th Sep '16 12:21:21 PM mrincodi
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* When you call to a company line: ''Please listen carefully as our menu options have changed''. Yeah, right.
3rd Sep '16 6:15:44 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* Employed right on [[http://i.imgur.com/1t8ouAB.jpg the first page]] of 'Constantine: The Hellblazer.'

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* Employed right on [[http://i.imgur.com/1t8ouAB.jpg the first page]] of 'Constantine: ''Constantine: The Hellblazer.'''
3rd Sep '16 6:15:09 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* Employed to epic effect in [[http://i.imgur.com/1t8ouAB.jpg the first page]] of 'Constantine: The Hellblazer.'

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* Employed to epic effect in right on [[http://i.imgur.com/1t8ouAB.jpg the first page]] of 'Constantine: The Hellblazer.'
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