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11th Feb '17 6:46:34 AM SpockHeavy
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*** A similar scenario plays out in [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII the Kingdom Hearts adaptation]] of the film. Will asks Barbossa to let Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Elizabeth go and to leave their ship. Barbossa ties the party up in the hold while a group of Heartless stays behind to detonate the ship with gunpowder barrels, because Will only demanded that the ''pirates'' leave.
8th Feb '17 3:45:04 PM Vir
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* Generic Products sometimes wander into this as well, its rather disconcerting to find a tub of non-butter spread named "Tastes like Butter".

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* Generic Products products sometimes wander into this as well, its well. It's rather disconcerting to find a tub of non-butter spread named "Tastes like Butter".
3rd Feb '17 9:08:39 AM ChronoLegion
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** Even Davey Jones gets in on it in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second film]], after Will wins a game of chance (or rather, someone else [[HeroicSacrifice intentionally loses]]) that gets him out of his debt. "Congratulations, Mister Turner, you're free to leave. The very next time we come in to port!" Cue group EvilLaugh - for Jones, and therefore the ''Flying Dutchman'', can only make port once every decade.

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** Even Davey Jones gets in on it in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second film]], after Will wins a game of chance (or rather, someone else [[HeroicSacrifice intentionally loses]]) that gets him out of his debt. "Congratulations, Mister Turner, you're free to leave. The very next time we come in to port!" Cue group EvilLaugh - for Jones, and therefore the ''Flying Dutchman'', can only make port once every decade. Then again, he promptly breaks his word, when Will tries to swim for it at night and is picked up by a passing ship. Sure, Will is free to leave... until the Kracken comes for him.
20th Jan '17 1:45:36 PM ngh93
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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'' the mysterious Lone Gunslinger vulture confirms that the oncoming flood is true and explains to all the animals that in order to escape it, they have to reach a huge boat at the end of the valley, all or less than three days He ends his warning with...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'' the mysterious Lone Gunslinger vulture confirms that the oncoming flood is true and explains to all the animals that in order to escape it, they have to reach a huge boat at the end of the valley, all or in less than three days days. He ends his warning with...
20th Jan '17 1:44:30 PM ngh93
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* ''Disney/RescuersDownUnder'': [[MadDoctor The mouse doctor]] on the prospects of his patient: "Now now, my dear. Keep a stiff upper lip. They all come in with a whimper, and leave with a grin." Think about it a minute.

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* ''Disney/RescuersDownUnder'': ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'': [[MadDoctor The mouse doctor]] on the prospects of his patient: "Now now, my dear. Keep a stiff upper lip. They all come in with a whimper, and leave with a grin." Think about it a minute.
15th Jan '17 2:30:28 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Khal Drogo promises Viserys "a golden crown that men shall tremble to behold."
** Mirri Maz Duur promises to save Drogo's life with BloodMagic and strongly implies that a horse can be used for EquivalentExchange. In reality, Drogo is left an Empty Shell and Dany's unborn son is used instead of the horse.
** The unofficial motto "A Lannister always pays his debts," can be used this way. At face value it promises gratitude to those who do well by them, which is true, but it is frequently used to promise revenge to those who have wronged them.
** In "Blackwater," Sansa tells Tyrion that she will pray for his safe return... just as she prays for Joffrey's.
** In "Mockingbird," Littlefinger assures Lysa he's only loved one woman his entire life. It's not her.
6th Jan '17 11:53:44 AM chelonianmobile
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* SCPFoundation; [http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-507 SCP-507] was once reassured from behind a locked door that should he unlock it, the person behind it would not be able to stab him "because all of his objects were 'very blunt'".

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* SCPFoundation; [http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-507 SCP-507] SCP-507 was once reassured from behind a locked door that should he unlock it, the person behind it would not be able to stab him "because all of his objects were 'very blunt'".
6th Jan '17 11:35:16 AM chelonianmobile
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* SCPFoundation; [http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-507 SCP-507] was once reassured from behind a locked door that should he unlock it, the person behind it would not be able to stab him "because all of his objects were 'very blunt'".
6th Jan '17 12:29:36 AM Xtifr
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The key trope to many a DealWithTheDevil. Subtrope to DoubleMeaning. Compare ProphecyTwist, NoManOfWomanBorn (where a prophecy of triumph or doom gives False Reassurance to its target because it seems like it can never come true), MetaphoricallyTrue, ExactWords, StealthInsult, and YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo. See also NewEraSpeech and WorryingForTheWrongReason. Contrast SuspiciouslySpecificDenial and EmptyPromise.

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The key trope to many a DealWithTheDevil. Subtrope to DoubleMeaning. Compare ProphecyTwist, NoManOfWomanBorn (where a prophecy of triumph or doom gives False Reassurance to its target because it seems like it can never come true), MetaphoricallyTrue, ExactWords, StealthInsult, and YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo. See also NewEraSpeech and WorryingForTheWrongReason. Contrast SuspiciouslySpecificDenial SuspiciouslySpecificDenial, AssuranceBackfire, and EmptyPromise.
30th Dec '16 12:13:47 PM BKelly95
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* [[Series/TwentyFour Jack]] uses this when Nina panics about a terrorist killing her then himself when she is forced to cooperate.

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* [[Series/TwentyFour Jack]] On ''Series/TwentyFour'', Jack uses this when Nina panics about a terrorist killing her then himself when she is forced to cooperate.



* When testing the new Ferrari against the F430 it replaced, [[Series/TopGear Jeremy]] promised James that he would not drive his (James') Ferrari F430 quickly. He never said anything about [[BadassDriver The Stig]], however.

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* When testing ''Series/TopGear'' tested the new Ferrari 458 Italia against the F430 it replaced, [[Series/TopGear Jeremy]] Jeremy promised James that he would not drive his (James') Ferrari F430 quickly. He never said anything about [[BadassDriver The Stig]], however.
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