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14th Mar '17 9:01:52 PM Averagemoe
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* The Truth Vessels in Videogame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath have this to improve reliability, as they were created to collectively serve as a living search engine. They also speak a language that was specifically designed to make misinterpretations impossible.
9th Mar '17 11:25:44 AM TheKaizerreich
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by a set of robots developed in an evolutionary system sometime. [[http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-08/evolving-robots-learn-lie-hide-resources-each-other Here is an article]] how it went down, but basicly, robots intened to search for some unspecified ressource were supposed to flash a light to singal their finding. Eventually some robots started signaling when they didn't find it, or didn't signal when they found it, to hog it for themselves.
7th Mar '17 8:04:15 AM Blazer
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* In the Website/GoAnimate "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos, the groundees are incapable of not admitting their actions.
6th Mar '17 12:49:14 PM DaibhidC
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** The N'Tuitif tribe in ''Literature/TheLastHero'' are a society no imagination whatsoever; every statement they make is absolute truth, because they can't conceive of anything that's even MetaphoricallyTrue, let alone blatantly false. This even extends to things when there seems to be no logical way they could ''know'' the truth - their JustSoStories are unadorned descriptions of evolutionary processes, possibly making them the only people on the Disc apart from Ponder Stibbons and the God of Evolution who really believe in it.
6th Mar '17 1:34:22 AM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Kairos Fateweaver is a two-headed Lord of Change who knows everything due to being thrown into the Well of Eternity. Unfortunately, he's also insane, and while one head will answer truthfully and the other falsely, no one knows which head is right (and they switch too).

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Kairos Fateweaver is a two-headed Lord of Change who knows everything due to being thrown into the Well of Eternity. Unfortunately, he's also insane, and while one head will answer truthfully and the other falsely, no one knows which head is right (and they switch too).
18th Jan '17 1:20:23 AM LaughingGiraffe
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* In Series/YoungWizards, it's not so much that wizards ''can't'' lie; it's more that it's highly ill-advised. Since wizards basically change reality through the use of language, things they say have a tendency to come true whether they meant them or not.
12th Jan '17 2:56:52 PM StarSword
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* In ''Fanfic/BrotherOnBrotherDaughterOnMother'', Rachel Connor is just a lousy liar. She tries to cover the fact that she's an illegal genetic augment after her HealingFactor blocks Borg assimilation, but Alicia Gantumur doesn't buy it, saying whatever the real explanation is, she won't push it "as long as the Captain knows." [[spoiler:Later, Eleya's [[TimeTravel time-traveling]] [[LukeYouAreMyFather future daughter]] comments that she was sent back in time instead of Connor, her superior, because Connor ''still'' hasn't learned to lie convincingly several decades on.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Reshek Taryn]]:''' I clean her out every time we play poker.
7th Jan '17 11:12:29 AM Odacon_Spy
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-->'''Popeye:''' Brutus, ya knows I never tells a lie. Nope. I hasn't seen him today.

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-->'''Popeye:''' Brutus, ya knows I never tells a lie. Nope. [[ExactWords I hasn't seen him today.]]
7th Jan '17 11:10:47 AM Odacon_Spy
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* 343 Guilty Spark from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' might fall into this trope, or he might fall into CannotTellALie, depending on how you think he was programmed and to what degree his rampancy has proceeded. Either way, nothing he ever says is untrue. He does withhold inconvenient facts if nobody asks about them, but it's more likely that it just doesn't occur to him to explain; he simply takes it for granted that anybody attempting to activate Halo would know what they were doing.

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* 343 Guilty Spark from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' might fall into this trope, or he might fall into CannotTellALie, depending on how you think he was programmed and to what degree his rampancy has proceeded. Either way, nothing he ever says is untrue. He does withhold inconvenient facts if nobody asks about them, but it's more likely that it just doesn't occur to him to explain; he simply takes it for granted that anybody attempting to activate Halo would know what they were doing.
20th Dec '16 11:44:18 PM Xtifr
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* In the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', whenever the bard Fflewdur Fflam lies, the strings of his magical harp break. He does it a lot anyway.

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* In the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', whenever the bard Fflewdur Fflam lies, the strings of his magical harp break. He does it a lot anyway.
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