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19th Aug '16 12:25:06 PM kome360
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2179 SCP-2179]] is a supernatural fire alarm that likes to play this prank, to the Foundation's expense. Then one day, it declared an animal attack and everyone was too sick of the constant military deployments to care. Until it declared 5+ civilian casualties, at which point a squad was deployed and discovered that it was telling the truth for once. Since then, they HAVE to listen to the alarm, regardless of false positives. Interestingly, the animals turned out to be pathetic but rabid from hunger, yet the squad witnessed mega-beasts mauling the corpses of the civilians.
28th Jul '16 9:32:25 PM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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* Go ask any South Koreans what their thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rhetoric about nuking the world in the future, most (but not all, mind you) will point to this trope to the capital T. The NK have been using this rhetoric for more than a decade and they didn't committed any large 9/11-scale damage to their neighboring country so far. The people of South Korean care less whether the North will invade the country or what not.

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* Go ask any South Koreans what their thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rhetoric about nuking the world in the future, most (but not all, mind you) will point to this trope to the capital T. The NK have been using this rhetoric for more than a decade and they didn't committed any large 9/11-scale damage to their neighboring country so far. The people of South Korean Korea care less whether the North will invade the country or what not.
27th Jul '16 3:40:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Combined with YouHaveToBelieveMe in a book in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. By that point the characters have become more GenreSavvy and inclined to believe wild claims. But the hacker who cruelly tricked Zak into shutting down important ship functions in the hopes of seeing him get in trouble?

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* Combined with YouHaveToBelieveMe in a book in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. By that point the characters have become more GenreSavvy and inclined to believe wild claims. But the hacker who cruelly tricked Zak into shutting down important ship functions in the hopes of seeing him get in trouble?



* 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.

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* BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', [[AIIsACrapshoot XANA]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy cleverly]] 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.
16th Jul '16 6:44:52 AM 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 Rûm, was convinced that every future attempt would fail as hard, and was thus nothing to worry about. This miscalculation allowed the Baron's Crusade to gain footholds and, eventually, Jerusalem itself.

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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 Rûm, was convinced that every future attempt would fail as hard, and was thus nothing to worry about. This miscalculation allowed the Baron's Crusade to gain footholds in the country nearly unopposed and, eventually, Jerusalem itself.
16th Jul '16 6:44:35 AM 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 Rûm, was convinced that every future attempt would fail as hard, and was thus nothing to worry about.

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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 Rûm, was convinced that every future attempt would fail as hard, and was thus nothing to worry about. This miscalculation allowed the Baron's Crusade to gain footholds and, eventually, Jerusalem itself.
12th Jul '16 5:27:27 PM cybertoy0
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** When Cheryl Blossom becomes a lifeguard, almost every teenaged boy on the beach needs to be saved. Even Cheryl knows that they're faking it, but has to check each one in case one of them ''actually'' needs help. Eventually, the head lifeguard [[WhatTheHellHero calls the boys out on this]], stating that their antics might keep the lifeguards from saving someone in actual trouble. At that point Archie [[GuiltByAssociationGag (The one boy who ''didn't'' fake it)]] suddenly gets attacked by little octopi. However, Cheryl thinks it's just a ploy and doesn't go in. Needless to say, Archie was pretty upset with Cheryl when he managed to get out…up until she puts him into some PostKissCatatonia.
8th Jul '16 8:48:06 PM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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* Go ask any South Koreans what their thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rhetoric about nuking the world in the future, most (but not all, mind you) will point to this trope to the capital T. The NK have been using this rhetoric for more than a decade and they didn't committed any large 9/11-scale damage to their neighboring country so far. The people of South Korean care less whether the North will invade the country or what not.



* Go ask any South Koreans what their thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rhetoric about nuking the world in the future, most (but not all, mind you) will point to this trope to the capital T. The NK have been using this rhetoric for more than a decade and they didn't committed any large 9/11-scale damage to their neighboring country so far. The people of South Korean care less whether the North will invade the country or what not.
8th Jul '16 8:47:27 PM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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* Go ask any South Koreans what their thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rhetoric about nuking the world in the future, most (but not all, mind you) will point to this trope to the capital T. The NK have been using this rhetoric for more than a decade and they didn't committed any large 9/11-scale damage to their neighboring country so far. The people of South Korean care less whether the North will invade the country or what not.
19th Jun '16 1:40:22 PM nombretomado
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* Stratagem #1 of TheThirtySixStratagems is essentially this, banking on the fact that the enemy will be so annoyed by constant false alarms that they will ignore you once you make your real move.

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* Stratagem #1 of TheThirtySixStratagems UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems is essentially this, banking on the fact that the enemy will be so annoyed by constant false alarms that they will ignore you once you make your real move.
16th Jun '16 11:14:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''YogisGang'', the animals and "Mr. Fibber" convince Yogi to land the flying ark, twice. Both times they claimed an emergency situation of some sort, but it turned out they just spotted a lemonade stand and then an ice cream factory. When the animals spot an approaching tornado, Yogi refuses to land, thinking it's another trick.

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* In ''YogisGang'', ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'', the animals and "Mr. Fibber" convince Yogi to land the flying ark, twice. Both times they claimed an emergency situation of some sort, but it turned out they just spotted a lemonade stand and then an ice cream factory. When the animals spot an approaching tornado, Yogi refuses to land, thinking it's another trick.



* ''TheRaccoons'': In one episode, Bert Raccoon found out Cyril Sneer wanted to pave the forest but nobody would believe him because of how he jumped into conclusions before.

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* ''TheRaccoons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'': In one episode, Bert Raccoon found out Cyril Sneer wanted to pave the forest but nobody would believe him because of how he jumped into conclusions before.



* ''WheelSquad'' had an episode where Enzo was having a tunnel built to grant potential customers easy access to World Mart. Unfortunately, the construction was threatening the neighborhood, so they started a petition. Fearing the petition wouldn't be ready on time, the heroes tried to forge signs of dinosaurs having lived there so archaeologists would delay the work until the petition was ready but the hoax was soon exposed. Later on, the heroes investigated and found out remains of an Ancient Roman bath house. As it sometimes happens when the hero finds out the villain's secret, the villain appeared to confront them about it. One of the heroes told Enzo he couldn't keep them from telling about the bath house and Enzo said he didn't have to, since nobody would believe them after the dinosaur hoax. Nevertheless, they ''did'' convince someone to investigate and the truth gets out.

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* ''WheelSquad'' ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'' had an episode where Enzo was having a tunnel built to grant potential customers easy access to World Mart. Unfortunately, the construction was threatening the neighborhood, so they started a petition. Fearing the petition wouldn't be ready on time, the heroes tried to forge signs of dinosaurs having lived there so archaeologists would delay the work until the petition was ready but the hoax was soon exposed. Later on, the heroes investigated and found out remains of an Ancient Roman bath house. As it sometimes happens when the hero finds out the villain's secret, the villain appeared to confront them about it. One of the heroes told Enzo he couldn't keep them from telling about the bath house and Enzo said he didn't have to, since nobody would believe them after the dinosaur hoax. Nevertheless, they ''did'' convince someone to investigate and the truth gets out.



* Double subverted in ''CampLazlo'' with the episode "Radio Free Edward". When his radio show isn't getting any attention, Edward sets up a sham about being attacked by yetis and everyone believes him. The next night, he's attacked by yetis for ''real'', and successfully convinces everyone that he's telling the truth... only to find that the yetis are intellectuals who are breaking into the radio station to play music.

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* Double subverted in ''CampLazlo'' ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' with the episode "Radio Free Edward". When his radio show isn't getting any attention, Edward sets up a sham about being attacked by yetis and everyone believes him. The next night, he's attacked by yetis for ''real'', and successfully convinces everyone that he's telling the truth... only to find that the yetis are intellectuals who are breaking into the radio station to play music.
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