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8th Jun '17 5:17:21 PM Geoduck
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* [[http://www.brokenpicturetelephone.com Broken Picture Telephone]] and [[http://drawception.com/ Drawception]] are two websites which allow visitors to participate in a version of this trope; Person A provides a statement, Person B has ten minutes to draw a depiction of said statement using the tools provided by the site, Person C describes the resulting picture, Person D draws their ten-minute interpretation of ''this'' statement, and so forth. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity often Ensues.]]

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* [[http://www.brokenpicturetelephone.com Broken Picture Telephone]] (now defunct) and [[http://drawception.com/ Drawception]] Website/{{Drawception}} are two websites which allow visitors to participate in a version of this trope; Person A provides a statement, Person B has ten minutes to draw a depiction of said statement using the tools provided by the site, Person C describes the resulting picture, Person D draws their ten-minute interpretation of ''this'' statement, and so forth. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity often Ensues.]]
6th Jun '17 6:53:47 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' story "The Reporter Smurf", Fisher Smurf's story about simply losing his catch of the day evolves into a story about him fighting a monster in the lake when the story gets passed around from one Smurf to another.
29th May '17 12:16:10 PM nighttrainfm
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* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', when it turned out that Harry's battle at the end was "one of those rare occasions when the true story is even more strange and exciting than the wild rumors". Weirdly, at the end of every school year he gets into something very dangerous and fantastic and generally impressive to most people. He's frustrated that they think he's so special because he is usually just desperate to survive.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', when it turned out that Harry's battle at the end was "one of those rare occasions when the true story is even more strange and exciting than the wild rumors". Weirdly, at the end of every school year he gets into something very dangerous and fantastic and generally impressive to most people. He's frustrated that they think he's so special because he is usually just desperate to survive.survive.
** Played straight in other instances, such as the Weasley twins' escape from Umbridge. It gets retold so often that within a week, even eyewitnesses are convinced they pelted her with Dungbombs before flying off.
18th Apr '17 6:37:46 AM LinTaylor
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* A ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' audio drama has the cast attending [[ShowWithinAShow a movie (loosely) based on their exploits. Within the movie, the FiveManBand and [[TheDragon Master Asia]] engage in the standard shouting match...except that the latter is standing on Tokyo Tower's observation deck while the former is 150 meters below at the tower's base. Because of this, the banter quickly degrades into confusion.

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* A ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' audio drama has the cast attending [[ShowWithinAShow a movie (loosely) based on their exploits.exploits]]. Within the movie, the FiveManBand and [[TheDragon Master Asia]] engage in the standard shouting match...except that the latter is standing on Tokyo Tower's observation deck while the former is 150 meters below at the tower's base. Because of this, the banter quickly degrades into confusion.
18th Apr '17 6:37:24 AM LinTaylor
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* A ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' audio play features a scene where the FiveManBand and TheDragon engage in the standard shouting match...except that the latter is standing on Tokyo Tower's observation deck while the former is at the tower's base. Because of this, the banter quickly degrades into confusion.

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* A ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' audio play features drama has the cast attending [[ShowWithinAShow a scene where movie (loosely) based on their exploits. Within the movie, the FiveManBand and TheDragon [[TheDragon Master Asia]] engage in the standard shouting match...except that the latter is standing on Tokyo Tower's observation deck while the former is 150 meters below at the tower's base. Because of this, the banter quickly degrades into confusion.
2nd Mar '17 10:05:13 PM grimgrendel
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* ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure'':
** Carol, Alvin and James are guilty or spreading exaggerations around, although Carol does try to control more or less the way the gossip evolves.
** Becky's version of the incident with Floyd is quite different from the version Carol heard through her gossip channels.
31st Jan '17 3:55:58 PM justanid
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[[quoteright:350:[[Creator/NormanRockwell http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gossip_norman_rockwell1.jpg]]]]

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31st Jan '17 3:34:10 PM justanid
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Compare SnowballLie and MemeticMutation. See also UrbanLegends.

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Compare SnowballLie MemeticMutation, OralTradition, and MemeticMutation.SnowballLie. See also UrbanLegends.
31st Jan '17 3:33:20 PM justanid
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Compare SnowballLie and MemeticMutation.

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Compare SnowballLie and MemeticMutation.
MemeticMutation. See also UrbanLegends.
15th Dec '16 5:51:51 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Nohrian border guard Benny is a quiet GentleGiant with a huge FaceOfAThug. However, there's a lot of tall-tales and rumors about his strength and fighting skills, making him a sort-of MemeticBadass in story.
-->'''Avatar:''' "Well, now that you mention it... Have you ever defeated an army of 10,000 soldiers all by yourself? It seems unlikely, but... [...] I also heard that you once tossed a man so far into the sky that he never came down. [...] That...that you blew on a volcano to stop it from erupting... [...] That you forged an axe with your bare hands... [...] That you punched a bear in the face..."
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