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24th Jul '17 4:39:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* A variation in ''Film/VirtualCombat'', where the hero cop keeps in touch with DaChief about the corporate conspiracy he tracked down to a neighbouring city. The Chief is ''awfully'' insistent all of a sudden that the hero talks to nobody in local law enforcement (with the excuse that they don't know who to trust) and keeps asking him for his location. Any sufficiently savvy viewer would immediately guess that he's TheMole.

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* A variation in ''Film/VirtualCombat'', where the hero cop keeps in touch with DaChief about the corporate conspiracy he tracked down to a neighbouring city. The Chief is ''awfully'' insistent all of a sudden that the hero talks to nobody in local law enforcement (with the excuse (claiming that they don't know who to trust) and keeps asking him for his location. Any sufficiently savvy viewer would immediately guess that he's TheMole.
24th Jul '17 4:37:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* A variation in ''Film/VirtualCombat'', where the hero cop keeps in touch with DaChief about the corporate conspiracy he tracked down to a neighbouring city. The Chief is ''awfully'' insistent all of a sudden that the hero talks to nobody in local law enforcement (with the excuse that they don't know who to trust) and keeps asking him for his location. Any sufficiently savvy viewer would immediately guess that he's TheMole.
6th Jul '17 10:44:28 AM tiger64guy
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It also sometimes happens that the informant is savvy enough to take their discovery straight to the legal authorities – only to find out too late that [[DirtyCop the cops are in league with the bad guys. If you suspect foul play, the best bet is usually to send the information to as many outlets as you can think of -- even [[CantStopTheSignal if you are killed, the information will still get out]].

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It also sometimes happens that the informant is savvy enough to take their discovery straight to the legal authorities – only to find out too late that [[DirtyCop the cops are in league with the bad guys.guys]]. If you suspect foul play, the best bet is usually to send the information to as many outlets as you can think of -- even [[CantStopTheSignal if you are killed, the information will still get out]].
2nd Jul '17 3:55:46 AM johnnye
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There's also the question "Does anybody know you're here?" or similar. Answering 'no' means automatic death. It's rare to find someone lie and say something like, "Why yes, I told Bob, Joe, and Susan where I'd be going, who I was meeting, and what I'd be saying. And hell yeah, you can have this disc – IMadeCopies." Or, for that matter, to have ''actually told'' those people.

Rather, they proudly(!) admit that they told Nialliv first, sometimes even adding, "I'm not stupid." For the one who noticed the hole in his EvilPlan, they aren't too bright, are they? (Admittedly, the reasons for telling only Nialliv tend to be something positive, like shaky proof, or information that might cause a panic/riots/mob violence targeting innocent people. If only Nialliv wasn't on TheDarkSide…) If they do say they told someone else, it's obvious that they just ''now'' realized their error and are badly lying about it. Nialliv sees right through this. Actually, this has started to get subverted more these days. Especially if it's the hero doing it, they probably already have sent the information to all the major publishers or have some backup plan. But then, that's usually only if they suspect the person.

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There's also the question "Does anybody know you're here?" or similar. Answering 'no' means automatic death. It's rare to find someone lie and say something like, "Why yes, I told Bob, Joe, and Susan where I'd be going, who I was meeting, and what I'd be saying. And hell yeah, you can have this disc – IMadeCopies." Or, for If they do say they told someone else, it's obvious that matter, to have ''actually told'' those people.

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they just ''now'' [[OhCrap realized]] their error and are [[BadLiar badly lying]] about it -- Nialliv can see right through this.

No,
they proudly(!) admit that they told Nialliv first, sometimes even adding, "I'm not stupid." For the one who noticed the hole in his EvilPlan, they aren't too bright, are they? (Admittedly, the reasons Reasons for telling only Nialliv tend to be something positive, like shaky proof, or information that might cause a panic/riots/mob violence targeting innocent people. people -- maybe even [[VillainousDemotivator misplaced]] [[VillainousVirtues loyalty]] to a BadBoss. If only Nialliv wasn't weren't on TheDarkSide…) If they do say they told someone else, it's obvious that they just ''now'' realized their error and are badly lying about it. Nialliv sees right through this. Actually, this has started to get subverted more these days. Especially if it's the hero doing it, they probably already have sent the information to all the major publishers or have some backup plan. But then, that's usually only if they suspect the person.
TheDarkSide…



It also sometimes happens that the informant is savvy enough to take their discovery straight to the legal authorities – only to find out too late that [[DirtyCop the cops are in league with the bad guys]], or worse, [[TheBadGuysAreCops ARE the bad guys themselves]].

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It also sometimes happens that the informant is savvy enough to take their discovery straight to the legal authorities – only to find out too late that [[DirtyCop the cops are in league with the bad guys]], or worse, [[TheBadGuysAreCops ARE guys. If you suspect foul play, the bad guys themselves]].
best bet is usually to send the information to as many outlets as you can think of -- even [[CantStopTheSignal if you are killed, the information will still get out]].
15th May '17 11:10:33 AM TedlyAnderson
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising.'' Dyson has just informed [[BigBad Clu]] that legendary hero Tron is alive and well. Clu asks, "Who else knows about this?" Dyson pauses, then kills the unfortunate {{Mook}} standing next to him, and says, "Just us." This apparently satisfies Clu.
30th Apr '17 3:03:44 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}''. A slight variation in that the nine naive young samurai were certain they'd identified the villain -- and reported that to the ''real'' villain, who asked them to meet him later at a secluded shrine to discuss matters further. Fortunately, ToshiroMifune was sleeping in the shrine and decided to save these well-meaning idiots.

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* Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}''. A slight variation in that the nine naive young samurai were certain they'd identified the villain -- and reported that to the ''real'' villain, who asked them to meet him later at a secluded shrine to discuss matters further. Fortunately, ToshiroMifune Creator/ToshiroMifune was sleeping in the shrine and decided to save these well-meaning idiots.
15th Apr '17 5:41:03 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Film/{{Drive}}'', the Driver tells Nino that he accidentally robbed that he plans to return the money he stole so he can be free of the whole ordeal. The mobster asks him if he's told anyone else, which the Driver denies. Nino dryly quips, "You aren't very good at this, are you?"

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* In ''Film/{{Drive}}'', the Driver tells Nino that he accidentally robbed that he plans to return the money he stole so he can be free of the whole ordeal. The mobster asks him if he's told anyone else, which the Driver denies. Nino dryly quips, "You aren't very good at this, are you?" However, it soon becomes clear that the Driver is actually very aware of this trope and is deliberately trying to avoid getting anyone else involved and possibly killed.
18th Mar '17 9:08:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The villain to hero variant happens in the next episode, when Fisk learns about Karen and Ben's visit from his mole at the ''Bulletin''. Fisk breaks in to Ben's apartment, and asks Ben if there was anyone else there when he talked to Fisk's mother. [[GenreSavvy Ben realizes that Fisk is eliminating loose ends]], and will go after Karen if he mentions her. So he lies and says he was alone. Fisk then gets up, wrestles Ben to the floor, and chokes him to death with his bare hands. As a result, Karen is still alive, aware that Fisk killed his father, and blames herself for getting Ben killed.

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** The villain to hero variant happens in the next episode, when Fisk learns about Karen and Ben's visit from his mole at the ''Bulletin''. Fisk breaks in to Ben's apartment, and asks Ben if there was anyone else there when he talked to Fisk's mother. [[GenreSavvy Ben realizes that Fisk is eliminating loose ends]], ends, and will go after Karen if he mentions her. So he lies and says he was alone. Fisk then gets up, wrestles Ben to the floor, and chokes him to death with his bare hands. As a result, Karen is still alive, aware that Fisk killed his father, and blames herself for getting Ben killed.
18th Mar '17 8:57:12 PM dmcreif
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* A case of this happens both ways in ''Series/Daredevil2015'', after Karen Page and Ben Urich interview Wilson Fisk's mother.
**The hero to villain variant happens first: Marlene calls James Wesley and informs him of Karen and Ben's visit. Wesley goes out, kidnaps Karen, takes her to an abandoned warehouse, and tries to blackmail her into backing down. She asks him if he's told Fisk about her involvement in visiting Fisk's mother. Wesley says he hasn't. Then Wesley's phone rings, as Fisk is trying to call him from the hospital. [[TheDogBitesBack Having been victimized by Fisk one time too many]], Karen grabs the gun [[TooDumbToLive Wesley had placed on the table]] and shoots him to death, guaranteeing that this doesn't happen.
**The villain to hero variant happens in the next episode, when Fisk learns about Karen and Ben's visit from his mole at the ''Bulletin''. Fisk breaks in to Ben's apartment, and asks Ben if there was anyone else there when he talked to Fisk's mother. [[GenreSavvy Ben realizes that Fisk is eliminating loose ends]], and will go after Karen if he mentions her. So he lies and says he was alone. Fisk then gets up, wrestles Ben to the floor, and chokes him to death with his bare hands. As a result, Karen is still alive, aware that Fisk killed his father, and blames herself for getting Ben killed.
18th Mar '17 2:04:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheEvent'' uses this big-time, when one guy is about to tell the government key information. Sure enough, his lifespan is measured in minutes.
* ''{{Neighbours}}''. Shortly before he was due to leave on a holiday, Connor learned that the missing 'Robert' (who is really Cameron) is in a coma at a nursing home. He immediately went to tell Robert's identical triplet 'Cameron' (who is really [[EvilTwin Robert]]) the good news. This was the last time he ever appeared on the show, and Robert was later seen driving Connor's car and digging up the front garden. In what is either a genuine subversion or a {{Retcon}}, Connor was later 'proven' to be alive and well, first when police found his wallet in China, and later when he apparently sent Toadie and others gifts for St. Patrick's Day, also from China.

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* ''TheEvent'' ''Series/TheEvent'' uses this big-time, when one guy is about to tell the government key information. Sure enough, his lifespan is measured in minutes.
* ''{{Neighbours}}''.''Series/{{Neighbours}}''. Shortly before he was due to leave on a holiday, Connor learned that the missing 'Robert' (who is really Cameron) is in a coma at a nursing home. He immediately went to tell Robert's identical triplet 'Cameron' (who is really [[EvilTwin Robert]]) the good news. This was the last time he ever appeared on the show, and Robert was later seen driving Connor's car and digging up the front garden. In what is either a genuine subversion or a {{Retcon}}, Connor was later 'proven' to be alive and well, first when police found his wallet in China, and later when he apparently sent Toadie and others gifts for St. Patrick's Day, also from China.
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