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9th Feb '16 3:25:52 PM Adept
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* Happens all the frickin' time in [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], chapter 20 being a good example. It never ends well, but they keep doing it. ** True, Abraham convinces Sarah to pose as his sister, but the reason was [[InvertedTrope that he himself didn't want to be harmed because of men's attraction to her.]]
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* Happens all the frickin' time Inverted in [[Literature/TheBible the book of Genesis]], chapter 20 being a good example. It never ends well, but they keep doing it. ** True, where Abraham convinces pretends that his beautiful wife Sarah to pose as is his sister, but the reason was [[InvertedTrope sister whenever he travels to a foreign country so that he himself didn't want other men [[MurderTheHypotenuses won't try to be harmed because of men's attraction kill him to her.]]have her]]. He actually did this ''twice''. Then [[GenerationXerox his son Isaac tried to do the same thing about his wife Rebecca]].
26th Jan '16 3:03:05 PM Calliopecat
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[[folder:Web Original]] * ''WebVideo/{{No Boys Dorm}}'': After Lara's apartment burns down, her brother Leon invites her to stay with him at the boys' dorm at the Academy. However, the rules state that no girl can stay in the boys' dorm longer than an hour- unless she's dating an Elite student. To save her from being thrown out, Takashi Tesumi- who is, in fact, Elite- covers for her and claims to be her boyfriend. [[/folder]]
13th Dec '15 5:17:49 PM GlowWorm90
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* Suberted in the ''Series/NCIS'' episode "Designated Target." Ziva asks Tony how to tell someone you no longer want to speak with them while speaking with someone else on the phone. Tony helpfully takes the phone, pretends to be her husband, and threatens bodily harm to the person on the other end. A shocked Ziva informs him he's just yelled at her aunt, who had called asking her for advice on how to stop seeing her elderly mah-jong partner.
26th Nov '15 2:30:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* An absolutely brilliant example in ''This Means War'' in which Lauren [[{{FakeoutMakeout}} makes out with FDR]] in which to convince her ex, Steve, that she is perfectly happy without him. FDR builds on her [[{{BlatantLies}} story of her surgeon boyfriend]] by adding that he is a [[{{UptoEleven}} neurosurgeon, head of department at a children's hospital.]] He puts the crowning touch on by calling Steve the wrong name--repeatedly. [[spoiler: The payoff comes when Steve's new fiancée clasps Lauren's hand and tells her she's "so lucky", while Steve looks ''verrry'' uncomfortable.]]
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* An absolutely brilliant example in ''This Means War'' ''Film/ThisMeansWar'' in which Lauren [[{{FakeoutMakeout}} makes out with FDR]] in which to convince her ex, Steve, that she is perfectly happy without him. FDR builds on her [[{{BlatantLies}} story of her surgeon boyfriend]] by adding that he is a [[{{UptoEleven}} neurosurgeon, head of department at a children's hospital.]] He puts the crowning touch on by calling Steve the wrong name--repeatedly. [[spoiler: The payoff comes when Steve's new fiancée clasps Lauren's hand and tells her she's "so lucky", while Steve looks ''verrry'' uncomfortable.]]
26th Nov '15 2:28:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Black Widow'' (1987). Alexandra Barnes and Catharine Petersen are taking a scuba diving class. An unattractive woman with a cold asks to be Catherine's partner, but Alexandra intervenes and says that she and Catharine had already agreed to be partners, much to Catharine's relief. This example fits the trope because there was considerable subsequent LesYay between Alexandra and Catharine, including two kisses.
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* ''Black Widow'' ''Film/BlackWidow'' (1987). Alexandra Barnes and Catharine Petersen are taking a scuba diving class. An unattractive woman with a cold asks to be Catherine's partner, but Alexandra intervenes and says that she and Catharine had already agreed to be partners, much to Catharine's relief. This example fits the trope because there was considerable subsequent LesYay between Alexandra and Catharine, including two kisses.
15th Sep '15 10:34:38 AM Hanz
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* In the [[RyuGaGotoku Yakuza]] games it's quite common for the player character to do this with hostesses they romance. Tanimura in Yakuza 4 can take a mission where he pretends to be a woman's boyfriend in order to drive away her ex for an extended period.
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* In the [[RyuGaGotoku Yakuza]] Videogame/{{Yakuza}} games it's quite common for the player character to do this with hostesses they romance. Tanimura in Yakuza 4 can take a mission where he pretends to be a woman's boyfriend in order to drive away her ex for an extended period.
10th Sep '15 4:04:46 PM StFan
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* In ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColour'', Adele "accidentally" ends up in a lesbian bar, and being young, pretty, confused, and vulnerable, is of course easy pickings to be hit on. [[LoveInterest Emma]] wards them off by claiming to be Adele's cousin, and keeps her company for the rest of the evening.
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* In ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColour'', Adele ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColor'', Adèle "accidentally" ends up in a lesbian bar, and being young, pretty, confused, and vulnerable, is of course easy pickings to be hit on. [[LoveInterest Emma]] wards them off by claiming to be Adele's Adèle's cousin, and keeps her company for the rest of the evening.

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2nd Sep '15 5:30:53 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
The idea behind this trope is that a man can only be dissuaded from going after a woman if he knows she's already taken, [[UnfortunateImplications regardless of her level of interest in him]].
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The idea behind this trope is that a man can only be dissuaded from going after a woman if he knows she's already taken, [[UnfortunateImplications regardless of her level of interest in him]]. him.
25th Aug '15 8:44:58 AM WillKeaton
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* Breadbun attempts this in ''Webcomic/TriggerStar'' to get away from Quiche. At first, [[http://www.triggerstar.com/index.php?strip_id=478 it doesn't work]], but then [[http://www.triggerstar.com/index.php?strip_id=482 it works all too well]]. Despite this, Quiche is not entirely put off.
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* Breadbun attempts this in ''Webcomic/TriggerStar'' to get away from Quiche. At first, [[http://www.triggerstar.com/index.php?strip_id=478 it doesn't work]], work,]] but then [[http://www.triggerstar.com/index.php?strip_id=482 it works all too well]]. well.]] Despite this, Quiche is not entirely put off.
20th Aug '15 10:52:05 AM Willbyr
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* ''FruitsBasket'': Kyo pulls a non-verbal version of this to protect Tohru from some guys that want to take advantage of her.
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* ''FruitsBasket'': ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Kyo pulls a non-verbal version of this to protect Tohru from some guys that want to take advantage of her.

* Attempted by one character in BlueDrop, but it just makes the Arume he's bluffing threaten to impregnate the woman in question. * In ''SeitokaiYakuindomo'', Aria escapes from two persistent pickup-artists at the beach by claiming that Takatoshi was her husband. [[TheNapoleon Suzu]] is less than pleased at being treated as their child.
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* Attempted by one character in BlueDrop, ''Manga/BlueDrop'', but it just makes the Arume he's bluffing threaten to impregnate the woman in question. * In ''SeitokaiYakuindomo'', ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'', Aria escapes from two persistent pickup-artists at the beach by claiming that Takatoshi was her husband. [[TheNapoleon Suzu]] is less than pleased at being treated as their child.
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