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21st Feb '17 9:01:20 PM Sammettik
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** An episode has Timmy proving to the authorities that assign fairy godparents that Vicky (who had taken Cosmo and Wanda from him) was happy (and thus no longer needed the two) with a tape recorder. A manipulated tape recorder, at that. One side is her talking, the other is a faked voice. When she protests the fake voice, he reveals he recorded her protest. Probably counts as KarmicDeath, as Vicky used the same trick earlier.
** That's not exactly how it went. The two times Vicky did it to Timmy involved her [[QuoteMining using two separate recordings]] and then Timmy did it to her with two recordings after turning her into a child pertaining to her stealing from her mom's purse. When Timmy plays the recording of Vicky saying she's happy and doesn't need the fairies anymore, this time, it's one full recording all the way through.

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** An episode has Vicky QuoteMining Timmy proving to the authorities that assign fairy godparents that Vicky (who had taken Cosmo and Wanda from him) was happy (and thus no longer needed the two) with a tape recorder. A manipulated tape recorder, at that. One side is her talking, the other is a faked voice. When she protests the fake voice, he reveals he recorded her protest. Probably counts as KarmicDeath, as Vicky used the same trick earlier.
** That's not exactly how it went. The two times Vicky did it to Timmy involved her [[QuoteMining
using two separate recordings]] recordings, and then Timmy did does it to her with two recordings back after turning her into a child pertaining to her stealing from her mom's purse. When Timmy later plays the a recording of Vicky saying she's happy and doesn't need the fairies anymore, this time, it's one full recording all the way through.
20th Feb '17 5:02:05 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/HughGrant helped bring down the [[BritishNewspapers News of the World]] by secretly recording a meeting with [[{{Paparazzi}} one of their former paparazzos]], who spilt the beans about the phone hacking affair. Doubles as a TakeThat and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for all the stick the British tabloids have given him.

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* Creator/HughGrant helped bring down the [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers News of the World]] by secretly recording a meeting with [[{{Paparazzi}} one of their former paparazzos]], who spilt the beans about the phone hacking affair. Doubles as a TakeThat and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for all the stick the British tabloids have given him.
23rd Jan '17 6:41:08 AM tigerstar
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* Happens a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the two-parter season 5 opener, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 The Cutie Map]]", Starlight Glimmer has been running her town like a cult, magically removing the cutie marks (and associated special talents) of ponies in the name of equality. When it's revealed that Starlight hasn't removed her own cutie mark (instead covering it with makeup), the Mane Six arrange to have her splashed with water in front of the gathered townsponies, revealing her secret.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E20VivaLasPegasus Viva Las Pegasus]]", the ponies try to get Gladmane to reveal he has been manipulating all his employees, engineering a public confession that was ''intended'' to fail, thus putting him off his guard and getting a ''real'' confession out of him behind closed doors. Thanks to a handy [[IsThisThingStillOn intercom]], his secret EvilGloating is made public.
20th Jan '17 12:02:33 PM luord
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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Arthur believes this could be in play after Valentine kills Harry. Unfortunately, Arthur also won't let it get that far, having been persuaded to join Valentine's cause.

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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Arthur [[TheSpymaster Arthur]] believes this could be in play after Valentine [[spoiler:Valentine kills Harry. Harry]]. Unfortunately, Arthur also [[spoiler:Arthur]] won't let it get that far, [[FaceHeelTurn having been persuaded to join Valentine's cause.cause]].
16th Jan '17 2:02:00 PM luord
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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Arthur believes this could be in play after Valentine kills Harry. Unfortunately, Arthur also won't let it get that far, having been persuaded to join Valentine's cause.
8th Jan '17 12:59:50 PM nombretomado
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* Spider Jerusalem uses this against the [[spoiler:President]] in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''. He purposely gets seen using a real gun (something that's out of character for him) earlier in the day, so that the [[spoiler:increasingly unstable President]] will make very sure he's not armed, instead of making a cursory check guns and then checking for bugs.

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* Spider Jerusalem uses this against the [[spoiler:President]] in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''. He purposely gets seen using a real gun (something that's out of character for him) earlier in the day, so that the [[spoiler:increasingly unstable President]] will make very sure he's not armed, instead of making a cursory check guns and then checking for bugs.
3rd Jan '17 3:09:12 AM Tron80
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** For a while Lex Luthor was President of the US (really!), and genuinely tried to protect the country (and Earth) from several of the cataclysms that occurred during his term. Then his hatred of Franchise/{{Superman}} got the better of him and he tried, through a heavily convoluted and highly illegal scheme, to frame Superman for attempting to destroy the Earth by drawing an asteroid to Earth. It almost worked, until he ranted to Superman that he truly thought he was guilty, repeatedly admitting to playing the public like a flute and that he intended to teleport off planet (using Illegal Alien Technology from Darkseid) before the asteroid hit, leaving everyone else to die. Luckily, he didn't know Batman was taping the whole thing (in addition to, as Bruce Wayne, buying up all his assets so that he couldn't start over, or at least for a while).
** Lex may be completely crazy, but he's not completely wrong [[spoiler:The asteroid IS headed for Earth because of Superman; it contains his cousin, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''. Supergirl's escape ship was following Superman's journey, but unfortunately came with a giant chunk of the planet Krypton attached.]] Luthor's crime here wasn't framing Superman, but leading a manhunt for the hero instead of simply asking for his help in destroying it.

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** For a while Lex Luthor was President of the US (really!), and genuinely tried to protect the country (and Earth) from several of the cataclysms that occurred during his term. Then his hatred of Franchise/{{Superman}} got the better of him in the pages of ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman'' and he tried, through a heavily convoluted and highly illegal scheme, to frame Superman for attempting to destroy the Earth by drawing an asteroid to Earth. It almost worked, until he ranted to Superman that he truly thought he was guilty, repeatedly admitting to playing the public like a flute and that he intended to teleport off planet (using Illegal Alien Technology from Darkseid) before the asteroid hit, leaving everyone else to die. Luckily, he didn't know Batman was taping the whole thing (in addition to, as Bruce Wayne, buying up all his assets so that he couldn't start over, or at least for a while).
** Lex may be completely crazy, but he's not completely wrong [[spoiler:The asteroid IS headed for Earth because of Superman; it contains his cousin, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''.''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', who would land on Earth in ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''. Supergirl's escape ship was following Superman's journey, but unfortunately came with a giant chunk of the planet Krypton attached.]] Luthor's crime here wasn't framing Superman, but leading a manhunt for the hero instead of simply asking for his help in destroying it.



** In ''Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eight Grade'', [[AlphaBitch Belinda]] asks Linda Lee how she is doing. Linda starts complaining about her shallow, petty and bad-smelling schoolmates and teachers, not knowing she is being recorded.

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** In ''Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eight Grade'', ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', [[AlphaBitch Belinda]] asks Linda Lee how she is doing. Linda starts complaining about her shallow, petty and bad-smelling schoolmates and teachers, not knowing she is being recorded.
31st Dec '16 9:59:00 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Animorphs}}'' it was an engineered public demonstration. In Book #35, after spending days harassing a particular famous-but-psychologically unstable Controller, Marco (as a poodle) provokes the Controller into attempting to strangle him to death on national TV.

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* In ''{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' it was an engineered public demonstration. In Book #35, after spending days harassing a particular famous-but-psychologically unstable Controller, Marco (as a poodle) provokes the Controller into attempting to strangle him to death on national TV.
27th Dec '16 10:21:24 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': Soundbite's devil fruit abilities along with the transceiver given to Cross by B.R.O.B. allow the duo to do this to both Spandam and Vice-Admiral Onigumo during Enies Lobby, broadcasting their plans and/or less-than-savory ideals/beliefs to the entire ''world''.
4th Dec '16 3:41:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode "Replay" had the titular villain use an energy duplicate of Static to frame the hero for various crimes. His scheme is exposed when Richie films and broadcasts the villain gloating about his plan while Static fought his energy duplicate.
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