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9th Feb '16 11:00:39 AM DanMat6288
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* BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', [[AIIsACrapshoot XANA]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy cleverly]] [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this in "[[Recap/CodeLyokoS2E19 Cold War]]" when he repeatedly activates a different tower on Lyoko only to deactivate it again without launching an attack in the real world through it. After so many false alarms, Jeremie decides to just wait and see what happens when yet another tower activates. And ''then'' XANA launches his attack for the episode.
28th Jan '16 9:48:42 PM Premonition45
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* Actor Abe Vigoda [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated had been erroneously reported as dead twice before in 1982 and 1987]], so when he died for real on January 26, 2016, many reports had to say [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer "This is not a hoax."]].
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* Actor Abe Vigoda [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated had been erroneously reported as dead twice before in 1982 and 1987]], so when he died for real on January 26, 2016, many reports had to say [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer "This is not a hoax."]].
28th Jan '16 9:48:20 PM Premonition45
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* Actor Abe Vigoda [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated had been erroneously reported as dead twice before in 1982 and 1987]], so when he died for real on January 26, 2016, many reports had to say [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer "This is not a hoax."]].
24th Jan '16 8:02:18 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* Invoked in ''[[Literature/FirebirdLackey Firebird]]'' by the protagonist Ilya and a helpful fox. They get the villain, the Kaschei, to disable his own guard dragon by having it make a series of (apparently) false alarms.
16th Jan '16 11:51:40 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in a ''FarSide'' cartoon.
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* Parodied in a ''FarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon.
16th Jan '16 2:13:40 AM eroock
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7th Jan '16 7:36:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a somewhat related example to the above, GGAllin would have friends call his brother (who was also in the band) and say that GG died, which is nothing compared to his onstage antics (throwing his shit into the audience, bashing his head in with a microphone, beating up audience members, et cetera). Eventually, he got used to it, so he ignored all calls like that. When GG Allin died of a drug overdose, band members, friends, and others called him to say that he died. Guess what happened?
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* In a somewhat related example to the above, GGAllin Music/GGAllin would have friends call his brother (who was also in the band) and say that GG died, which is nothing compared to his onstage antics (throwing his shit into the audience, bashing his head in with a microphone, beating up audience members, et cetera). Eventually, he got used to it, so he ignored all calls like that. When GG Allin died of a drug overdose, band members, friends, and others called him to say that he died. Guess what happened?
5th Jan '16 10:35:37 PM PaulA
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* In the Creator/KimNewman story "Kentish Glory: The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School", one of Amy's schoolfriends, Smudge, is constantly telling wild stories. Then another friend gets kidnapped by sinister hooded figures, and they go to report this to the staff:
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* In the Creator/KimNewman story "Kentish Glory: The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School", novel ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', one of Amy's schoolfriends, Smudge, is constantly telling wild stories. Then another friend gets kidnapped by sinister hooded figures, and they go to report this to the staff:
21st Dec '15 6:30:12 AM nighttrainfm
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** [[ParodySatirePastiche Parodied]] in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0674.html "The Elf Who Cried Raven"]]. Vaarsuvius' party members refuse to believe that he really has a familiar and that it's been with them the whole time, largely because V completely forgot about it until recently. The [[InvokedTrope trope is even referenced]] in the title. ** A much more serious (and sad) version of the trope appears in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0880.html "Getting the Message"]]. Roy don't believe Belkar when [[spoiler:the latter reveals to them the death of Durkon, arguing it is another of the halfling's sick joke. Though in this case, it was mostly out of denial from Roy's part.]]
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** [[ParodySatirePastiche Parodied]] in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0674.html "The Elf Who Cried Raven"]]. Vaarsuvius' party members refuse to believe that he V really has a familiar and that it's been with them the whole time, largely because V completely forgot about it until recently. The [[InvokedTrope trope is even referenced]] in the title. ** A much more serious (and sad) version of the trope appears in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0880.html "Getting the Message"]]. Roy don't doesn't believe Belkar when [[spoiler:the latter reveals to them the death of Durkon, that Durkon is dead, arguing it is another of the halfling's sick joke. Though in this case, it was mostly out of denial from Roy's part.]]]] ** Referenced again when Blackwing tries to get V's attention via their empathic link. It doesn't work, as he's been doing the same thing whenever the sky pirates so much as glance at his new bauble. -->'''Blackwing:''' Ugh, this is all that wolf-crying boy's fault, whoever he is.
16th Dec '15 1:38:08 PM ironballs16
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* Similarly, UsefulNotes/TheCrusades got off to a ''very'' ignoble start with "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Crusade The People's Crusade]]", which failed so horribly that Kilij Arslan, the Seljuq Sultan of Rūm, was convinced that every future attempt would fail as hard, and was thus nothing to worry about.
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