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2nd Apr '17 12:48:03 PM DustSnitch
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* OlderThanFeudalism: This trope was prophesied in the Literature/TheBible. {{Jesus}} tells Peter that he will deny Him [[RuleOfThree three times]] before the rooster crows, but Peter assures Him that he will never do that to Him. However, as Jesus was arrested that night, somebody in the crowd asks Peter was he with Jesus. Trying to avoid getting himself into further trouble, Peter responds with "No! I do not know Him!". As the rooster crows and with Jesus looking at him, Peter [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes that he was wrong]].

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* OlderThanFeudalism: This trope was prophesied in the Literature/TheBible. {{Jesus}} Literature/TheFourGospels. UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} tells Peter that he will deny Him [[RuleOfThree three times]] before the rooster crows, but Peter assures Him that he will never do that to Him. However, as Jesus was arrested that night, somebody in the crowd asks Peter was he with Jesus. Trying to avoid getting himself into further trouble, Peter responds with "No! I do not know Him!". As the rooster crows and with Jesus looking at him, Peter [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes that he was wrong]].
22nd Jan '17 1:00:56 PM SteveMB
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This is often common in crime scenes where a character denies friendship with the second party as a ruse to escape responsibility for his crimes, especially in a trial.

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This is often common in crime scenes where a character denies friendship with the second party as a ruse to escape responsibility for his crimes, especially in a trial.
trial. There is also the reverse situation, where a character doesn't want his enemies to find out about the friendship [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies to protect the friend from becoming a target]].
30th Apr '16 12:49:28 AM LancelotG
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* [[WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder Lord Hater]] is the king of this trope--justifiably at first, as he's ''not'' Wander's friend, but [[CharacterizationMarchesOn far less plausibly as Season 2 progresses]] and he begins doing things like ask for Wander's help to get him a date with his crush. He similarly denies his friendship with Peepers in Season 1 ("Got it, pal? Psych! We're not pals! Hater out!"), despite the fact that they both consider each other friends. {{Lampshaded}} by Wander in the MusicalEpisode.
--> '''Wander:''' ''I know you try to deny itů''
--> '''Hater:''' I ''do'' deny it 'cause we're ''not!''
--> '''Wander:''' ''Chase me 'round the galaxy and try to hide it''
23rd Apr '16 11:09:47 AM WillKeaton
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* In the first season of ''Anime/SonicX'', [[TheRival Knuckles]] would occasionally deny being friends with Franchise/{{Sonic|The Hedgehog}}, but this is due to his disapproval of the hedgehog's reckless nature and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky attitude]]. It also doesn't help that Knuckles is quite [[GreeneyedMonster jealous]] of Sonic's freedom and popularity despite being a loner with a task to guard the Master Emerald.

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* In the first season of ''Anime/SonicX'', [[TheRival Knuckles]] would occasionally deny being friends with Franchise/{{Sonic|The Hedgehog}}, but this is due to his disapproval of the hedgehog's reckless nature and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky attitude]]. It also doesn't help that Knuckles is quite [[GreeneyedMonster jealous]] of Sonic's freedom and popularity despite being while he is a loner tasked with a task to guard guarding the Master Emerald.
17th Jan '16 7:04:57 AM SirVancelot131
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* Shortly after the escape from Fox River in ''Series/PrisonBreak'', Michael makes Tweener travel solo away from the other members of the escape team since he was known to be a snitch. When Tweener pleads with him and calls him a bro, Michael had something to say about it.
-->'''Michael Scofield''': You and me? We're not bros.
27th Dec '15 5:07:42 PM nombretomado
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* Lina Inverse and Naga the White Serpent in TheSlayers [=OVAs=] and movies are VitriolicBestBuds who will vehemently deny that they are best buds, or any kind of buds. Both claim that the other is their sidekick. Or rival, depending on the mood.

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* Lina Inverse and Naga the White Serpent in TheSlayers ''{{Anime/Slayers}}'' [=OVAs=] and movies are VitriolicBestBuds who will vehemently deny that they are best buds, or any kind of buds. Both claim that the other is their sidekick. Or rival, depending on the mood.
3rd Aug '15 4:18:05 PM Hjortron18
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3rd Aug '15 4:16:56 PM Hjortron18
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* Happens twice in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', though it isn't a ''real'' denial since Manny knows neither Sid nor Diego at this time.
** -->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!

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* Happens at least twice in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', though it isn't a ''real'' denial since Manny knows neither Sid nor Diego at this time.
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-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!
3rd Aug '15 4:13:48 PM Hjortron18
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-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!

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-->'''Manny''': **-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!



3rd Aug '15 4:11:55 PM Hjortron18
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* At the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', Manny denies being friends with either Sid or Diego. Eventually he comes around.

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* At the beginning of Happens twice in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', though it isn't a ''real'' denial since Manny denies being friends with either knows neither Sid or Diego. Eventually he comes around.nor Diego at this time.
-->'''Manny''': (''to Sid'') There is no "we". There never ''was'' a "we"! In fact, without me, there wouldn't even be a ''you''!
** When Manny and Sid meet Diego for the first time
-->'''Diego''': Name's Diego, friend.
-->'''Manny''': Manfred. And I'm not your friend.
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