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16th Jun '16 6:08:45 AM Nekuro
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* Subverted in ''Manga/AcchiKocchi'', when Mayoi opens her second umbrella (having lent the first one to Hime), only to have it break and shoot forwards spear-like. The rest of the cast expect her to laugh it off as another of her usual goofy tricks... But Mayoi's reaction is actually a surprised "Eh?". Nobody was expecting it from her, of all people.
14th Jun '16 8:29:10 AM LentilSandEater
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* This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. The achievement/reward for scoring a kill with a tomahawk that you [[PinballProjectile first bounced off a wall or floor]] -- a feat that will almost surely come by accident -- is named "I ''Meant'' to Do That!"

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* This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d Used in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. The achievement/reward for scoring a kill with a tomahawk that you [[PinballProjectile first bounced off a wall or floor]] -- a feat that will almost surely come by accident -- is named "I ''Meant'' to Do That!"
7th Jun '16 7:53:50 AM PixelKnight
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-->'''Merasmus :'''YOU...ARE...GODS! I... meant to do that! It will go badly for you. You watch.

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-->'''Merasmus :'''YOU...-->'''Merasmus: '''YOU...ARE...GODS! I... meant to do that! It will go badly for you. You watch.
7th Jun '16 7:53:19 AM PixelKnight
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-->'''Merasmus :''' I... meant to do that! It will go badly for you. You watch.

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-->'''Merasmus :''' :'''YOU...ARE...GODS! I... meant to do that! It will go badly for you. You watch.
17th May '16 12:34:23 PM luiz4200
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* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1986/12/28 Roy hits Sheldon with a snowball and celebrates by banging on the wall, making the roof's snow fall on him.]] He claims he "meant to do that".
11th May '16 1:34:13 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':



** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "The Return of Harmony, Part 2"]], Applejack [[SlipperySkid slips on some soap]], knocking over the other ponies. She immediately invokes this trope. Somewhat of a parody, as she was [[spoiler:hypnotized by Discord to lie about everything at the time]].
** Done visually by the Wonderbolts flying team in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret of My Excess"]]: While fending off a rampaging dragon, they get captured in a water tower. They're freed after the crisis has passed, adopt a heroic pose, then fly off without a word.

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** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony, Part 2"]], 2]]", Applejack [[SlipperySkid slips on some soap]], knocking over the other ponies. She immediately invokes this trope. Somewhat of a parody, as she was [[spoiler:hypnotized by Discord to lie about everything at the time]].
** Done visually by the Wonderbolts flying team in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess Secret of My Excess"]]: Excess]]": While fending off a rampaging dragon, they get captured in a water tower. They're freed after the crisis has passed, adopt a heroic pose, then fly off without a word.



** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]", Rainbow Dash tries to pretend she was just testing the other Wonderbolts by not looking left and right before crossing the runway. None of them are fooled.



* Recent planning and staffwork research has concluded that February-November 1916 Battle of Verdun was not an example. The idea that it ''did'' demonstrate this trope comes from the Entente Cordiale's wartime propaganda about the battle. This propaganda claimed that the Operation's mastermind, General von Falkenhayn, had wanted to take the fortress-sector of Verdun and that when he failed to do so he lied about never having wanted to do that. This was untrue. Falkenhayn had not wanted to actually take Verdun, as trench warfare made attacking very costly. Rather, he had wanted to provoke the French into attacking an area where the Germans could mount the strongest possible defense. Unfortunately, the German field commander at Verdun - Crown Prince Wilhelm - abused his operational autonomy by abandoning Falkenhayn's plan and trying to capture Verdun. These attacks failed with heavy losses, rendering the German forces unable to defend against the French attacks which followed.

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* Recent planning and staffwork research has concluded that February-November 1916 Battle of Verdun was not an example. The idea that it ''did'' demonstrate this trope comes from the Entente Cordiale's wartime propaganda about the battle. This propaganda claimed that the Operation's mastermind, General von Falkenhayn, had wanted to take the fortress-sector of Verdun and that when he failed to do so he lied about never having wanted to do that. This was untrue. Falkenhayn had not wanted to actually take Verdun, as trench warfare made attacking very costly. Rather, he had wanted to provoke the French into attacking an area where the Germans could mount the strongest possible defense. Unfortunately, the German field commander at Verdun - -- Crown Prince Wilhelm - -- abused his operational autonomy by abandoning Falkenhayn's plan and trying to capture Verdun. These attacks failed with heavy losses, rendering the German forces unable to defend against the French attacks which followed.



28th Apr '16 12:57:31 PM Medinoc
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-->'''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' Behold my genius!

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-->'''Assaracus:''' '''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' '''Assaracus:''' Behold my genius!
28th Apr '16 12:56:25 PM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' has [[http://www.lfg.co/page/978/ this exchange]] when Richard runs out of steam fighting Assaracus's [[BiologicalMashup whalephants]]:
-->'''Richard:''' Hey. Was it your plan to make incredibly flammable creatures, knowing I would expend the majority of my power simply to watch whalephant fat burn?\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' Behold my genius!
11th Apr '16 1:33:38 AM MAI742
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* A rather more tragic example is the [[WarIsHell Battle of Verdun]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The German general Falkenhayn attacked Verdun (which at the time formed a small salient on the French side of the front), intending to force a breakthrough and seize the city. [[HomeByChristmas He expected a quick and easy victory]]; instead, the offensive turned into a long and bloody battle, which eventually saw the French defenders victorious. Afterwards, Falkenhayn claimed that his objective had never been to actually break through the lines, but rather to force the French to spend a lot of resources and [[CannonFodder men]] on the defense of Verdun. In ''that'', he had certainly succeeded; the area around Verdun is chock full of both French and German military cemeteries.

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* A rather more tragic example is the [[WarIsHell Recent planning and staffwork research has concluded that February-November 1916 Battle of Verdun]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The German general Falkenhayn attacked Verdun (which at was not an example. The idea that it ''did'' demonstrate this trope comes from the time formed a small salient on Entente Cordiale's wartime propaganda about the French side of the front), intending to force a breakthrough and seize the city. [[HomeByChristmas He expected a quick and easy victory]]; instead, the offensive turned into a long and bloody battle, which eventually saw the French defenders victorious. Afterwards, Falkenhayn battle. This propaganda claimed that his objective the Operation's mastermind, General von Falkenhayn, had wanted to take the fortress-sector of Verdun and that when he failed to do so he lied about never been having wanted to do that. This was untrue. Falkenhayn had not wanted to actually break through the lines, but rather take Verdun, as trench warfare made attacking very costly. Rather, he had wanted to force provoke the French to spend a lot of resources into attacking an area where the Germans could mount the strongest possible defense. Unfortunately, the German field commander at Verdun - Crown Prince Wilhelm - abused his operational autonomy by abandoning Falkenhayn's plan and [[CannonFodder men]] on the defense of trying to capture Verdun. In ''that'', he had certainly succeeded; These attacks failed with heavy losses, rendering the area around Verdun is chock full of both German forces unable to defend against the French and German military cemeteries.attacks which followed.
12th Feb '16 11:56:11 AM LadyJafaria
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* Discussed in ''Discworld/MakingMoney''; Moist thinks that Bent, rather than freaking out and locking himself in the vault after making a mistake, should have claimed that he made the mistake on purpose to test the clerks. "Even schoolteachers knew that one!" (Of course, Bent is both scrupulously honest and extremely serious, neither of which are qualities that have ever been ascribed to Moist.)
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