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28th Jan '16 2:13:12 PM Willbyr
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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' - In the final case of ApolloJustice you put all of the clues together and they point to [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]]. That person gloats because they don't believe the evidence to be strong enough to convict them, and they believes that's the only way you'll be able to save the defendant... then they're reminded that the trial is the first one in which a jury gets to determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant, and the defence believes that they've given the jury enough reasonable doubt. This cues the start of a VillainousBreakdown as the guilty party rants, raves, and insults the members of the jury...who are all watching, live.
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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' - In the final case of ApolloJustice ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' you put all of the clues together and they point to [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]]. That person gloats because they don't believe the evidence to be strong enough to convict them, and they believes that's the only way you'll be able to save the defendant... then they're reminded that the trial is the first one in which a jury gets to determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant, and the defence believes that they've given the jury enough reasonable doubt. This cues the start of a VillainousBreakdown as the guilty party rants, raves, and insults the members of the jury...who are all watching, live.
15th Jan '16 7:33:46 PM HeraldAlberich
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* During TimothyZahn's ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn Trilogy]]'' in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Princess Leia [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1175290.html gets to do this]] to SmugSnake Borsk Fey'lya - the ship they were in went to arrest Han, Luke, and Rogue Squadron, and when an Imperial Star Destroyer showed up and the Rogues started flying cover, Fey'lya's ship and escorts started to abandon them and flee, nominally to get back and warn the Republic. Leia goaded him into admitting that the only use soldiers could have to a politician was political power, and his political enemies were his enemies in truth - the people on his ship and flying as his escort were his most ardent supporters, fleeing and letting his 'enemies' die could only benefit him. His supporters promptly mutiny and [[BigDamnHeroes turn back to save the others]].
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* During TimothyZahn's ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy Creator/TimothyZahn's [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn Trilogy]]'' Trilogy]] in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsLegends, Princess Leia [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1175290.html gets to do this]] to SmugSnake Borsk Fey'lya - the Fey'lya--the ship they were they're in went goes to arrest Han, Luke, and Rogue Squadron, and when an Imperial Star Destroyer showed shows up and the Rogues started start flying cover, Fey'lya's ship and escorts started go to abandon them and flee, nominally to get back and warn the Republic. Leia goaded goads him into admitting that the only use soldiers could have to a politician was is political power, and his political enemies were are his enemies in truth - the truth--the people on his ship and flying as his escort were are his most ardent supporters, fleeing and letting his 'enemies' "enemies" die could can only benefit him. His supporters promptly mutiny and [[BigDamnHeroes turn back to save the others]].

* In "Gone Too Far", a ''TransformersTransTech'' text story, our heroes manage to use this to their advantage. It's unwise to admit you framed someone for murder when they're a communications 'bot who records everything they hear.
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* In "Gone Too Far", a ''TransformersTransTech'' ''ComicBook/TransformersTransTech'' text story, our heroes manage to use this to their advantage. It's unwise to admit you framed someone for murder when they're a communications 'bot who records everything they hear.
15th Jan '16 7:54:49 AM Anddrix
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* In the Music/WeirdAlYankovic film ''Film/{{UHF}}'', an evil network executive goes on a tirade about how little the community means to him and [[ViewersAreMorons how stupid he thinks its inhabitants are]]. Eventually this gets broadcast to the entire community in question in place of the important message that the executive intended to make. Odd in that the opening line of the confession that we see earlier in the film (the rest is saved to be revealed later) and the full confession that we see later on are obviously from two different takes, since the line is delivered differently, the character is seated instead of standing, etc.
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* In the Music/WeirdAlYankovic film ''Film/{{UHF}}'', an evil network executive goes on a tirade about how little the community means to him and [[ViewersAreMorons how stupid he thinks its inhabitants are]].are. Eventually this gets broadcast to the entire community in question in place of the important message that the executive intended to make. Odd in that the opening line of the confession that we see earlier in the film (the rest is saved to be revealed later) and the full confession that we see later on are obviously from two different takes, since the line is delivered differently, the character is seated instead of standing, etc.
12th Jan '16 9:47:15 PM Odacon_Spy
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** In one of the earlier episodes, when Tommy's clown lamp mysteriously breaks, the Rugrats hold a faux court trial to see who was the one who broke the lamp, with Angelica as the prosecutor. As the episode culminates, it's revealed that Angelica was the culprit [[NiceJobFixingItVillain after the babies realize that Angelica was suppose to be taking a nap when the Lamp broke in the first place and SOMEHOW knew what all the babies were doing at the same time]]. In her usual demeanor, Angelica gloats about the whole thing being her doing and that the babies couldn't do anything about since they're babies. Unfortunately for her, Didi and Betty were in the other room, listening the whole time...
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** In one of the earlier episodes, when Tommy's clown lamp mysteriously breaks, the Rugrats hold a faux court trial to see who was the one who broke the lamp, with Angelica as the prosecutor. As the episode culminates, it's revealed that Angelica was the culprit [[NiceJobFixingItVillain [[SpotTheThread after the babies realize that Angelica was suppose to be taking a nap when the Lamp broke in the first place and place, yet SOMEHOW knew what all the babies were doing at the same time]]. In her usual demeanor, Angelica gloats about the whole thing being her doing and that the babies couldn't do anything about since they're babies. Unfortunately for her, Didi and Betty were in the other room, listening the whole time...
27th Dec '15 12:51:29 AM oofgnileud
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* On the series finale of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' (at least until the PostScriptSeason), right after JD leaves the hospital for good, one of the other doctors says good riddance and starts insulting him, only for Dr. Cox (who insults and belittles JD more than everyone else combined) to chew her out and give a lengthy speech praising JD as the best doctor who ever worked there. Then JD comes out of his hiding spot, revealing that he planned the whole thing and giving Cox a big hug. Cox was not amused.
9th Dec '15 2:48:21 PM Berrenta
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* [=WikiLeaks=] and Anonymous seek to be the [[InternetCounterattack Internet version of this]]. In fact, the HB Gary Federal leak is a fitting example. Edward Snowden has also ventured into this territory.
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* [=WikiLeaks=] and Anonymous seek to be the [[InternetCounterattack Internet version of this]].this. In fact, the HB Gary Federal leak is a fitting example. Edward Snowden has also ventured into this territory.
30th Nov '15 10:13:44 PM AaronOfMpls
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* In ''Series/Highlander'', Duncan discovers that Kalas is using a sanctuary for Immortals as an easy way to take heads as they leave Holy Ground. He confronts Kalas in a hallway as Kalas confesses to having been doing this for centuries. He smirks that the sanctuary's Immortal, Paul, will never believe Macleod's words. "Aye, but he'll believe yours," Duncan replies as a horrified Paul steps out, having overheard everything.
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* In ''Series/Highlander'', ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', Duncan discovers that Kalas is using a sanctuary for Immortals as an easy way to take heads as they leave Holy Ground. He confronts Kalas in a hallway as Kalas confesses to having been doing this for centuries. He smirks that the sanctuary's Immortal, Paul, will never believe Macleod's words. "Aye, but he'll believe yours," Duncan replies as a horrified Paul steps out, having overheard everything.
21st Nov '15 10:24:35 PM Vios
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* ''Literature/StarksWar'' uses a variant in which the intent is not so much to expose the villain as to disassociate the hero from him. The [[spoiler:General who Stark's mutiny overthrew]] suggests a WeCanRuleTogether arrangement could be reached in which Stark sets up a few of his comrades as scapegoats. Stark doesn't know that his eloquent, vehement refusal was being recoded and spread around, leaving [[spoiler:his fellow mutineers convinced of his integrity and therefore willing draft him as leader]], which is what Stark's friends wanted.
16th Nov '15 8:03:37 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]] * Allison Danger stole the key card to rival Lexie Fyfe's hotel room to obtain video evidence Fyfe had previously volunteered to face Portia Perez when it was revealed she only had one Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} match left.[[/folder]]
15th Nov '15 4:12:52 PM StFan
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* The first arc of Scott [=McCloud's=] ''{{Zot}}'' ends with the titular hero interrupting the EvilChancellor as he gives a live planet-wide broadcast about how their world's Holy War against Earth is going. The villain makes sure to turn off all the cameras before admitting to Zot that, yes, he killed the king, the queen, and his rivals, and engineered the war as a way of consolidating power--but then Zot reveals the tiny robot that's been following him around, which has video cameras for eyes and a built-in broadcast antenna. Guess what the robot's been doing?
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* The first arc of Scott [=McCloud's=] ''{{Zot}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' ends with the titular hero interrupting the EvilChancellor as he gives a live planet-wide broadcast about how their world's Holy War against Earth is going. The villain makes sure to turn off all the cameras before admitting to Zot that, yes, he killed the king, the queen, and his rivals, and engineered the war as a way of consolidating power--but then Zot reveals the tiny robot that's been following him around, which has video cameras for eyes and a built-in broadcast antenna. Guess what the robot's been doing?
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