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21st Sep '17 9:36:47 PM Kayube
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* In ''WebVideo/HistoryOfJapan'', this is exaggerated by a whole bunch. In summary, Japan likes Britain hates Germany hates Britain likes Belgium is being trespassed by Germany hates France likes Russia hates Austria hates Serbia shot the leader of Austria.

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* In ''WebVideo/HistoryOfJapan'', this is exaggerated by a whole bunch.bunch while explaining how World War I got started (and why Japan got involved). In summary, Japan likes Britain hates Germany hates Britain likes Belgium is being trespassed by Germany hates France likes Russia hates Austria hates Serbia shot the leader of Austria.
5th Sep '17 11:10:17 AM StFan
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has this between Vizzini and the Man in Black, as he attempts to figure out [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo which goblet contains the poison]]. (See the Literature entry below.) Subverted in that Vizzini isn't really trying to reason it out; he's just throwing possibilities at the Man in Black to see if any of them gets a reaction. If he were ''really'' playing this trope, he'd have realized that just as he wasn't about to leave the outcome to chance, the Man in Black wasn't about to leave it to chance either...
** If Vizzini were paying attention to his own line of reasoning, he might have realized that he was getting dangerously close to the truth (as shown by the Man in Black getting increasingly nervous in this scene in the book) that [[spoiler:neither goblet was safe to drink from]].

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has this between Vizzini and the Man in Black, as he attempts to figure out [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo which goblet contains the poison]]. (See the Literature entry below.) Subverted in that Vizzini isn't really trying to reason it out; he's just throwing possibilities at the Man in Black to see if any of them gets a reaction. If he were ''really'' playing this trope, he'd have realized that just as he wasn't about to leave the outcome to chance, the Man in Black wasn't about to leave it to chance either...
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either... If Vizzini were paying attention to his own line of reasoning, he might have realized that he was getting dangerously close to the truth (as shown by the Man in Black getting increasingly nervous in this scene in the book) that [[spoiler:neither goblet was safe to drink from]].



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--> '''Subject 1''': I know what you're thinking.
--> '''Subject 2''': I know that you know what I'm thinking.
--> '''Subject 1''': I know that you know that I know what you're thinking.
--> '''Subject 2''': i know that you know that I know that you know what I'm thinking.

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--> -->'''Subject 1:''': I know what you're thinking.\\
'''Subject 1''': I know what you're thinking.
--> '''Subject 2''':
2:''' I know that you know what I'm thinking.
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thinking.\\
'''Subject 1''': 1:''' I know that you know that I know what you're thinking.
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'''Subject 2''': i 2:''' I know that you know that I know that you know what I'm thinking.



--> '''Boyd''': -unless they know we know we know they know, so we won't go!
--> '''Raz''': So... I shouldn't go to the book depository?
--> '''Boyd''': Of ''course'' you're going to the book depository!

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--> '''Boyd''': -unless -->'''Boyd:''' --unless they know we know we know they know, so we won't go!
--> '''Raz''':
go!\\
'''Raz:'''
So... I shouldn't go to the book depository?
--> '''Boyd''':
depository?\\
'''Boyd:'''
Of ''course'' you're going to the book depository!



* In WebVideo/HistoryOfJapan, this is exaggerated by a whole bunch. In summary, Japan likes Britain hates Germany hates Britain likes Belgium is being trespassed by Germany hates France likes Russia hates Austria hates Serbia shot the leader of Austria.
* In the party/forum game of ''Mafia'' (aka ''Werewolf''), this is known as "WIFOM logic", stemming from the [[OutGambitted "Wine In Front Of Me"]] scene from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. In truth it's a [[LogicBomb Logical Paradox]] that yields no useful information. At the start of most games, the Mafia/werewolves/evil team all know who is on the evil team, while the good team knows nothing but the game's rules (and may not 100% know even that). Exploiting this fact is the primary tool the good team has to root out the baddies, particularly if the [[DetectEvil cop]] is keeping quiet or dead. The evil team knows this, and will avoid letting on too much... which they might well overdo by ''conspicuously'' not talking about each other, or [[http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Bussing affecting more suspicion than is reasonable]].
* WebVideo/MindMyGap: Virgil Horn almost quotes this trope word for word on the [[http://www.rostoad.com/map11.html loading screen]].

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* In WebVideo/HistoryOfJapan, ''WebVideo/HistoryOfJapan'', this is exaggerated by a whole bunch. In summary, Japan likes Britain hates Germany hates Britain likes Belgium is being trespassed by Germany hates France likes Russia hates Austria hates Serbia shot the leader of Austria.
* In the party/forum game of ''Mafia'' (aka (a.k.a. ''Werewolf''), this is known as "WIFOM logic", stemming from the [[OutGambitted "Wine In in Front Of of Me"]] scene from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. In truth it's a [[LogicBomb Logical Paradox]] that yields no useful information. At the start of most games, the Mafia/werewolves/evil team all know who is on the evil team, while the good team knows nothing but the game's rules (and may not 100% know even that). Exploiting this fact is the primary tool the good team has to root out the baddies, particularly if the [[DetectEvil cop]] is keeping quiet or dead. The evil team knows this, and will avoid letting on too much... which they might well overdo by ''conspicuously'' not talking about each other, or [[http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Bussing affecting more suspicion than is reasonable]].
* WebVideo/MindMyGap: ''WebVideo/MindMyGap'': Virgil Horn almost quotes this trope word for word on the [[http://www.rostoad.com/map11.html loading screen]].
22nd Aug '17 7:02:42 PM Willbyr
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13th Aug '17 7:57:50 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/PeterRabbit'', Benjamin tries this in "Spectacular Sled," saying that he knew that Lily knew that Peter knew what they were going to do in terms of raiding Mr. [=McGregor=]'s garden, but loses his train of thought about halfway through.
4th Aug '17 6:18:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PlatformGame: Any type of this game can have this trope come into play with various types of trap like the PressurePlate trap or KaizoTrap. One example is in ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'', which has one a PressurePlate trap, and then another right after. This leads to the trope because any semi-competent GenreSavvy gamer is going to go "Well, it's obvious that the 2nd trap is an inverted version of the first... but wait.. if the designer knows that, he'll make the trap the opposite of the inversion, so I should do the same thing I did on the first trap.. but he knows that I know that.." this loops around until the player simply chooses one at random, and likely dies anyway.

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* PlatformGame: Any type of this game can have this trope come into play with various types of trap like the PressurePlate trap or KaizoTrap. One example is in ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'', which has one a PressurePlate trap, and then another right after. This leads to the trope because any semi-competent GenreSavvy gamer is going to go "Well, it's obvious that the 2nd trap is an inverted version of the first... but wait.. if the designer knows that, he'll make the trap the opposite of the inversion, so I should do the same thing I did on the first trap.. but he knows that I know that.." this loops around until the player simply chooses one at random, and likely dies anyway.
31st Jul '17 11:13:09 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, during the Alessian Revolt, this plays out in a bizarre, metaphysical way between Akatosh, the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent draconic]] God of Time and [[TopGod chief deity]] of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]], and Pelinal Whitestrake, the [[GodInHumanForm physical manifestation]] ("Shezarrine") of the spirit of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god, Lorkhan]], who was sent to be Alessia's divine "champion" in her war against the (primarily) Daedra-worshiping [[OurElvesAreBetter Ayleids]]. Pelinal was aware that Akatosh knew [[TheBerserker just how insane he was]] and could always feel Akatosh's burning gaze upon him. Crosses over with TeethClenchedTeamwork for Akatosh and RageAgainstTheHeavens for Pelinal, as Pelinal, being a Shezarrine, is the physical incarnation of Lorkhan's soul. During the [[CreationMyth creation of Mundus]], the mortal plane, Lorkhan convinced/tricked (depending on the storyteller) the et'Ada ("original spirits") who would become the Aedra (including Akatosh) into sacrificing large portions of their divine power to create Mundus. In revenge for this perceived treachery, the Aedra killed Lorkhan, tore out his "divine center" (heart), and cast it down into the world he created where his spirit would be forced to wander. Akatosh considered it a "moment of weakness" when he went with Lorkhan's plan to create Mundus and likely still harbors a grudge. When Pelinal went too far in one of his berserker fits of rage and damaged the lands themselves, Akatosh and the other divines [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere nearly left Mundus in disgust]] until they were placated by Alessia. To quote ''The Song of Pelinal'':
--> '''Pelinal''': ''"O Aka, for our shared madness I do this! I watch you watching me watching back!"''
30th Jul '17 8:14:14 AM MagiMecha
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* In ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', since Hyper Metal Sonic uses Sonic's life data, he's essentially an actual copy of Sonic. During their final confrontation, the two are so evenly matched, they're brought to a high-speed standstill and allows Sonic to give the [[MemeticMutation highly meme-tastic line]]:
-->'''Sonic:''' You might know everything I'm going to do, but that's not going to help you since I know everything ''you're'' going to do! ''Strange, isn't it?!''
22nd Jun '17 5:06:27 PM joacobanfield
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* In ''Fanfic/TalesOfAResetMind'', Nico and [[spoiler: Mania]] play this trope straight during ''Part Nine's'' finale.
--> '''Nico:''' [...] But I knew she knew she didn't have time.
21st Jun '17 4:48:29 AM azbyc15243
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* The fourth volume in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' ends with one of these. [[spoiler:Kyousuke wants to save hundreds of people whose lives are being maintained by a reactor, somewhere in the building. However, he first has to survive a fight with [[EldritchAbomination the White Queen]]. The White Queen wants to break his mind, which could be accomplished by killing said people. She stabs one of her swords into the floor and proposes that Kyousuke uses it, since it is the only means he has of putting up a fight against her. He refuses, suspecting it's a trap. But then the Queen reveals that stabbing the sword into the floor caused a chain reaction that destroyed the reactor keeping the people alive. She made the offer knowing full well that Kyousuke would reject it, so that he'd break under the realisation that his own decision condemned the people he'd been trying to save. [[UpToEleven Except Kyousuke then reveals he expected this]], as he knew the Queen would never give him any way out. He also reveals that he knew the building's designer had (due to personal preference) slightly changed the layout of the building from the optimum, so the Queen's attack had missed the reactor]].
6th Jun '17 8:35:37 PM merotoker
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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowHunter'', is a MeleeATrois with the Shadows (monsters), the [[HunterOfMonsters Hunters]], and the neutral. The shadows must kill the hunters. The hunters mist kill the shadows. The neutrals have their own objectives. One of the neutral is Daniel, whose InstantWinCondition is [[DeathSeeker being the first to die]]. So inexperienced players who end up with Daniel may attack others randomly, hoping to get killed through retaliation. Experienced players will see right through it. So an experienced player may attack everyone at random to avoid retaliation by making everyone think they are Daniel. But if they are experienced and know he is experienced, they will see right through the charade. So an experienced player playing with other experienced players who know he is experienced and ends up with Daniel will attack other at random to make them believe he is someone pretending to be Daniel, hoping to be killed by the others to prevent him from becoming the SpannerInTheWorks. But experienced players knowing he is experienced knowing he knows they know he is experienced will see right through this charade, but an experienced player who knows he plays with experienced players who know he is experienced and that he knows they know...

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* ''TabletopGame/ShadowHunter'', is a MeleeATrois with the Shadows (monsters), the [[HunterOfMonsters Hunters]], {{Hunter|OfMonsters}}s, and the neutral. The shadows must kill the hunters. The hunters mist kill the shadows. The neutrals have their own objectives. One of the neutral is Daniel, whose InstantWinCondition is [[DeathSeeker being the first to die]]. So inexperienced players who end up with Daniel may attack others randomly, hoping to get killed through retaliation. Experienced players will see right through it. So an experienced player may attack everyone at random to avoid retaliation by making everyone think they are Daniel. But if they are experienced and know he is experienced, they will see right through the charade. So an experienced player playing with other experienced players who know he is experienced and ends up with Daniel will attack other at random to make them believe he is someone pretending to be Daniel, hoping to be killed by the others to prevent him from becoming the SpannerInTheWorks. But experienced players knowing he is experienced knowing he knows they know he is experienced will see right through this charade, but an experienced player who knows he plays with experienced players who know he is experienced and that he knows they know...



* A hilarious example that was formerly the TropeNamer exists in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' with mid-level villain Vizzini. He goes through all sorts of permutations on which goblet has the poison in it, based on his observations and the defeat of his minions. In the end, [[spoiler:he was right in all his deductions, as every conclusion he reached was that he could ''not'' choose one of the two goblets, but he failed to take his deductions to the logical conclusion: his opponent had poisoned both goblets of wine. His opponent had spent four years building up an immunity to that particular poison]].

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* A hilarious example that was formerly the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} exists in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' with mid-level villain Vizzini. He goes through all sorts of permutations on which goblet has the poison in it, based on his observations and the defeat of his minions. In the end, [[spoiler:he was right in all his deductions, as every conclusion he reached was that he could ''not'' choose one of the two goblets, but he failed to take his deductions to the logical conclusion: his opponent had poisoned both goblets of wine. His opponent had spent four years building up an immunity to that particular poison]].



** ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' continues the pattern, only this time it's Paul's enemies pulling a ThePlan aimed at forcing him to choose between his beloved and his Imperium. He knows they are doing this, but falls into the trap anyway, only to be rescued from it by [[spoiler:the son who will later replace him as the most powerful prophet in the universe]].

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** ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' continues the pattern, only this time it's Paul's enemies pulling a ThePlan aimed at forcing him to choose between his beloved and his Imperium. He knows they are doing this, but falls into the trap anyway, only to be rescued from it by [[spoiler:the son who will later replace him as the most powerful prophet in the universe]].



* In the WebVideo/{{Scamalot}} episode "''Poison''," James advises John to switch plates with his wife in case she's trying to poison him, then changes his mind because the wife would anticipate them switching the plates and poisoning her own food. Later he concludes that they should switch the plates after all, as she would have anticipated their anticipation and decide to poison John's food.

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* In the WebVideo/{{Scamalot}} ''WebVideo/{{Scamalot}}'' episode "''Poison''," James advises John to switch plates with his wife in case she's trying to poison him, then changes his mind because the wife would anticipate them switching the plates and poisoning her own food. Later he concludes that they should switch the plates after all, as she would have anticipated their anticipation and decide to poison John's food.
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