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13th Aug '16 3:18:44 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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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}} ''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.
13th Aug '16 3:18:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* 343 Guilty spark from ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' might fall into this trope, or he might fall into WillNotTellALie, depending on whether you believe he's gone rampant, or if he's just always been that way. Either way, nothing he ever says is untrue. He will withhold inconvenient facts if nobody asks about them, however.

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* 343 Guilty spark Spark from ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}} might fall into this trope, or he might fall into WillNotTellALie, CannotTellALie, depending on whether how you believe he's gone rampant, or if he's just always been that way.think he was programmed and to what degree his rampancy has proceeded. Either way, nothing he ever says is untrue. He will does withhold inconvenient facts if nobody asks about them, however.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.
11th Aug '16 7:03:54 AM WillBGood
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* The [[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Twilight Zone]] episode "To Tell The Truth" features a car that forces it's buyer to tell the whole truth, even when doing so would be detrimental.

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* The [[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Twilight Zone]] episode "To Tell The Truth" features a car that forces it's its buyer to tell the whole truth, even when doing so would be detrimental.
8th Aug '16 2:51:09 PM DiabulusPyrus
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* [[spoiler: Kazuo Tengan's forbidden action]] in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' is this.
24th Jul '16 3:00:55 PM nombretomado
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%%** ''Liar Liar'' is a partial remake of the 1941 BobHope comedy ''Nothing But the Truth'', which by contrast has a WillNotTellALie plot: Hope's character bets $10,000 (a huge sum in those days) that he can go 24 hours without fibbing.

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%%** ''Liar Liar'' is a partial remake of the 1941 BobHope Creator/BobHope comedy ''Nothing But the Truth'', which by contrast has a WillNotTellALie plot: Hope's character bets $10,000 (a huge sum in those days) that he can go 24 hours without fibbing.
10th Jul '16 5:25:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the 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 ChroniclesOfPrydain, ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', whenever the bard Fflewdur Fflam lies, the strings of his magical harp break. He does it a lot anyway.
11th Jun '16 3:05:31 PM DarkHunter
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* The Thermians from ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' cannot grasp the concept of lying (or fiction) -- at least at first. BigBad Sarris painfully forces them to learn about deception.

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* The Thermians from ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' cannot grasp the concept of lying (or fiction) -- at least at first. BigBad Sarris painfully forces them to learn about deception. They now know that such a concept exists, but they are terrible at recognizing it, and certainly not experienced enough to concoct their own lies.
9th Jun '16 5:10:54 PM nombretomado
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* The sitcom ''{{Roseanne}}'' had one episode when one of Jackie's friends tells her to lie to Roseanne:

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* The sitcom ''{{Roseanne}}'' ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' had one episode when one of Jackie's friends tells her to lie to Roseanne:
7th Jun '16 1:16:19 PM shokoshu
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* Subverted in one of the humorous stories of Jaroslaw Hasek ("The Brave Soldier Schwejk") where a kid is cursed with the inability to tell a (convincing) lie. HilarityEnsues when he is sent to fetch sausages and a stray dog "robs" him. [[CassandraTruth Of course nobody believes him.]] After one day of psychic waterboarding by his parents, he finally admits he did it, prompting him to sigh: "Finally! Now I can lie!"
23rd May '16 7:09:14 AM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/EqualRites'', there is a short mention of a tribe of people who don't lie, except for their leader/face to the world, who they, as a testament to their honesty, call the Tribe Liar, which other people find slightly uncomfortable to deal with (they'd much prefer the Zoon use terms like "diplomat" or "public relations officer", as they feel they're being mocked). Esk meets a Liar who is a kindhearted merchant.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/EqualRites'', there is a short mention of a tribe of people who don't lie, except for their leader/face to the world, who they, as a testament to their honesty, call the Tribe Liar, which other people find slightly uncomfortable to deal with (they'd much prefer the Zoon use terms like "diplomat" or "public relations officer", as they feel they're being mocked). Esk meets a Liar who is a kindhearted merchant.


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** Mr Thunderbolt, the troll lawyer in ''Disceworld/RaisingSteam'' is "diamond through and through", and would crack if he told a lie. Presumably the same thing goes for his uncle, Mr Shine.
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