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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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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..."
5th Dec '16 3:36:10 PM Morgenthaler
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This trope is mainly about the process, but also describes the outcome, even if the process wasn't shown on screen. ShroudedInMyth is the outcome when this is used to exaggerate a character's {{Badass}}itude to epic levels. Of course, this process ''must'' have taken place to produce the legend; spreading false rumors about oneself in order to gain respect/fame/money/hot babes/whatever the character wants does not apply here. MaliciousSlander, alas, also develops through this.

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This trope is mainly about the process, but also describes the outcome, even if the process wasn't shown on screen. ShroudedInMyth is the outcome when this is used to exaggerate a character's {{Badass}}itude badassitude to epic levels. Of course, this process ''must'' have taken place to produce the legend; spreading false rumors about oneself in order to gain respect/fame/money/hot babes/whatever the character wants does not apply here. MaliciousSlander, alas, also develops through this.



* May or may not have happened in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', since we don't hear the full story when it's told the first ''or'' last time, ''and'' what we actually hear from the final version has really happened. However, it's phrased so that Marlin sounds like a total {{badass}}, when in reality he was more of an ActionSurvivor.

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* May or may not have happened in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', since we don't hear the full story when it's told the first ''or'' last time, ''and'' what we actually hear from the final version has really happened. However, it's phrased so that Marlin sounds like a total {{badass}}, badass, when in reality he was more of an ActionSurvivor.
2nd Dec '16 5:23:49 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', one of Guts' more famous feats during his time leading the Hawk's Raiders is his killing of somewhere around one hundred Tudor mercenaries in one night, earning him the nickname "Hundred-Man Slayer". Later in the story, Isidro gushes about how badass the leader of the Hawks' Raiders was (unaware that Guts and this man are one and the same), and says he once killed one ''thousand'' men in a single night. Guts silently remarks "It's been exaggerated".
29th Oct '16 10:06:27 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel and Jean give the UpperClassTwit "townies" a piece of their minds when they realize the ringleader had Lol the gardener beat up. The next time they visit the country, the village is wild with tales of the barbecue being put out with a fire extinguisher, the fictitious "KBM" (kicked by mule) medal Jean claimed that Lionel had becomes the Victoria Cross, and there's a debate over how many townies got thrown over the hedge. Jean "admits" that it was two instead of six just because it's fun to have a reputation.
25th Oct '16 2:49:26 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* In TheGreatAlicornHunt, this turns out to have been behind the CMC's PersonOfMassDestruction reputation. Basically, they seemed to always be present when something went into disaster, ponies had selective memories and gossip tarnished their reputation beyond easy repair. Given that those same GossipyHens [[AdultsAreUseless did absolutely nothing]] [[KidsAreCruel when Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon mercilessly bullied them]], the trio ain't happy.
19th Oct '16 4:28:30 PM Classified
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* In the fifth season premiere of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Radar gets told that HQ is going to order the 4077th to move ten miles down the road. Within three links, the camp becomes convinced that an entire enemy battalion is inbound. Colonel Potter addresses the entire camp to refute the rumors, only to be interrupted halfway through by a [[ThisIsNotADrill legitimate order to bug-out]].
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