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13th Sep '17 12:07:24 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''TheInventionOfLying'' takes place in a world where no one can lie, except for Ricky Gervais's character. Despite no one being able to lie, it's actually [[CrapsaccharineWorld not a very nice place]] - there is no religion, no fiction, and because people are brutally honest (or at least incapable of [[NoSocialSkills blurting out inconvenient truths]]) everyone is cruel, crass or prone to over-sharing.

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* ''TheInventionOfLying'' ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' takes place in a world where no one can lie, except for Ricky Gervais's character. Despite no one being able to lie, it's actually [[CrapsaccharineWorld not a very nice place]] - there is no religion, no fiction, and because people are brutally honest (or at least incapable of [[NoSocialSkills blurting out inconvenient truths]]) everyone is cruel, crass or prone to over-sharing.
18th Jul '17 8:19:44 PM KhymChanur
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* In Literature/SagaOfRecluce [[DarkIsNotEvil black mages]] cannot tell lies without suffering stomach cramps.

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* In Literature/SagaOfRecluce [[DarkIsNotEvil black mages]] (mages who use [[OrderVersusChaos order magic]]) cannot tell lies without suffering lies, as lying is a chaotic act. Trying to lie will get them a negative reaction depending up how powerful they are: a starting trainee order mage might just feel uncomfortable, a fully fledged mage or ordinary power would get stomach cramps.cramps, and a [[TheArchmage archmage]] level order mage would get a splitting headache. And they can't use anything like MetaphoricallyTrue, ExactWords or FalseReassurance to get around it, because it's the intent to deceive which causes the negative reaction.



* Yorick (yes, that [[AlasPoorYorick Yorick]]) in ''Literature/TheSkullOfTruth'' by Creator/BruceCoville was "blessed" with the inability to lie. This led him to become a jester, the only position in which one could tell the king the truth and get away with it. It was implied this also led to his painful death, after which he became the title skull.

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* Yorick (yes, that [[AlasPoorYorick Yorick]]) (̀ᴗ́)و ̑̑ in ''Literature/TheSkullOfTruth'' by Creator/BruceCoville was "blessed" with the inability to lie. This led him to become a jester, the only position in which one could tell the king the truth and get away with it. It was implied this also led to his painful death, after which he became the title skull.
25th Jun '17 5:35:17 PM nombretomado
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* Franklyn from ''VivaPinata'' cannot lie or keep secrets at all, this is played as a running gag in many episodes

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* Franklyn from ''VivaPinata'' ''WesternAnimation/VivaPinata'' cannot lie or keep secrets at all, this is played as a running gag in many episodes
21st Jun '17 1:34:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Ordercrafters cannot lie because "Order does not abide lies". They're not even allowed ExactWords. This is because Order's honesty is one of the MagicalUnderpinningsOfReality. The world would not make sense if the god stabilizing reality lied or allowed anyone using his power to lie.



** It's said that Vulcans cannot lie, which fans used to attack the morally ambiguous Vulcans in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. This ignores the fact that the first time we hear this said is in the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] episode "The Enterprise Incident", where Spock lies his ears off to the Romulan commander. It's put more realistically in the ''ENT'' episode "Shadows of P'Jem" that Vulcans have "a reputation for honesty".
** It's more that Spock ''implies'' his ears off, really...Likewise, Vulcans in general (including Spock) are masters of LoopholeAbuse and SuspiciouslySpecificDenial. In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathofKhan'', Spock invokes Starfleet regulations about not transmitting uncoded messages on an open channel during a combat situation to explain his use of "exaggeration" in a communication with Kirk that Kahn was most certainly listening in on.

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** It's said that Vulcans cannot lie, which fans used to attack the morally ambiguous Vulcans in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. This ignores the fact that the first time we hear this said is in the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] episode "The Enterprise Incident", where Spock lies his ears off to the Romulan commander. It's put more realistically in the ''ENT'' episode "Shadows of P'Jem" that Vulcans have "a reputation for honesty".
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honesty". Indeed, it's more that Spock ''implies'' his ears off, really...Likewise, Vulcans in general (including Spock) are masters of LoopholeAbuse and SuspiciouslySpecificDenial. In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathofKhan'', Spock invokes Starfleet regulations about not transmitting uncoded messages on an open channel during a combat situation to explain his use of "exaggeration" in a communication with Kirk that Kahn was most certainly listening in on.
14th Jun '17 11:14:41 PM Sharysa
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* Depending on the version, TheFairFolk can't lie.

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* Depending on the version, TheFairFolk can't lie. ...Though they WILL [[LoopholeAbuse find loopholes,]] [[FromACertainPointOfView bend things around,]] and [[ExactWords take a very loose interpretation of "truth."]]



* TheFairFolk are frequently unable to lie, though they WILL [[LoopholeAbuse find loopholes,]] [[FromACertainPointOfView bend things around,]] and [[ExactWords take a very loose interpretation of "truth."]]
8th Jun '17 7:02:10 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3205105/1/And-the-Truth-Shall-Set-You-Free And the Truth Shall Set You Free]]'' Harry, due to accidentally swallowing a bottle of Veritaserum as a baby, was utterly unable to lie. An escaped ''Bellatrix Lestrange'', of all people, taught him how to give [[{{Mathematicians Answer}} Mathematician's Answers]] and half-truths before he started Hogwarts.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3205105/1/And-the-Truth-Shall-Set-You-Free And the Truth Shall Set You Free]]'' Harry, due to accidentally swallowing a bottle of Veritaserum as a baby, was is utterly unable to lie. An escaped ''Bellatrix Lestrange'', of all people, taught teaches him how to give [[{{Mathematicians Answer}} Mathematician's Answers]] and half-truths before he started starts Hogwarts.
11th Apr '17 7:46:16 PM Sharysa
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* TheFairFolk are frequently unable to lie, though they WILL [[LoopholeAbuse find loopholes,]] [[FromACertainPointOfView bend things around,]] and [[ExactWords take a very loose interpretation of "truth."]]
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.
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