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10th Feb '18 3:11:35 PM StFan
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'''Boss:''' ''([[{{Beat}} long pause]])'' I knew that. I was just testing you.

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'''Boss:''' ''([[{{Beat}} ''[[[{{Beat}} long pause]])'' pause]]]'' I knew that. I was just testing you.



* Comicbook/{{Loki}} is dreadfully prone to defeat himself/themself and plans going awry so accidentally fixing or breaking the situation (guy could take the title God of Unintended Consequences) but this so never stopped the jerk from claiming that he meant to do that... highlights include: taking credit for turning [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] back after the frog incident (actually the Asgardians destroyed the machine powering the spell); and claiming that he [[Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery meant to die]] in the Siege of Asgard (past Loki's ghost downright denied this, but he isn't the Loki of the now so his opinion doesn't count); or meant to turn [[Comicbook/VoteLoki Nisa]] into an IntrepidReporter by destroying her home.

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* Comicbook/{{Loki}} ComicBook/{{Loki}} is dreadfully prone to defeat himself/themself and plans going awry so accidentally fixing or breaking the situation (guy could take the title God of Unintended Consequences) but this so never stopped the jerk from claiming that he meant to do that... highlights include: taking credit for turning [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] back after the frog incident (actually the Asgardians destroyed the machine powering the spell); and claiming that he [[Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery meant to die]] in the Siege of Asgard (past Loki's ghost downright denied this, but he isn't the Loki of the now so his opinion doesn't count); or meant to turn [[Comicbook/VoteLoki [[ComicBook/VoteLoki Nisa]] into an IntrepidReporter by destroying her home.



* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':



* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' gives us this: When Toby rings his bell very loudly to distract the Evil [[BigBad Diesel 10]]:, causing Diesel 10 to destroy the shed he and his cronies are under.
-->'''Diesel 10''': It's the teapot! Smash him!\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' gives us this: ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'':
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When Toby rings his bell very loudly to distract the Evil [[BigBad Diesel 10]]:, causing Diesel 10 to destroy the shed he and his cronies are under.
-->'''Diesel 10''': --->'''Diesel 10:''' It's the teapot! Smash him!\\



'''Diesel 10''' Grr...I always mean what I do, ya ''rattletraps''!
** Though in most cases, it just seems like a [[Main/BlatantLies blatant lie]] on Diesel 10's part. He tries to deny the accidents he unintentionally causes and puts himself into, just to make him not look stupid, though Splodge don't buy it.

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'''Diesel 10''' Grr... I always mean what I do, ya ''rattletraps''!
** Though in most cases, it just seems like a [[Main/BlatantLies blatant lie]] {{blatant lie|s}} on Diesel 10's part. He tries to deny the accidents he unintentionally causes and puts himself into, just to make him not look stupid, though Splodge don't buy it.



* Literature/CiaphasCain got the beginnings of his [[FakeUltimateHero heroic reputation]] from this. While running away from a tyranid attack, he discovered that it was a diversion and that his escape route went right into the main attack. Thus forewarned, his unit survived, and he got the credit because he couldn't very well ''admit'' that he'd [[DirtyCoward tried to run]].

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* Literature/CiaphasCain got the beginnings of his [[FakeUltimateHero heroic reputation]] from this. While running away from a tyranid Tyranid attack, he discovered that it was a diversion and that his escape route went right into the main attack. Thus forewarned, his unit survived, and he got the credit because he couldn't very well ''admit'' that he'd [[DirtyCoward tried to run]].



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' [[FakeUltimateHero Lockhart]] founds the Dueling Club and is [[TooDumbTolive dumb enough]] to suggest [[TokenEvilTeammate Professor Snape]] as his sparring partner. Snape promptly wipes the floor with him, but Lockhart cheerfully explains that he just wanted to show what you ''shouldn't'' do in a fight.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', [[FakeUltimateHero Lockhart]] founds the Dueling Club and is [[TooDumbTolive dumb enough]] to suggest [[TokenEvilTeammate Professor Snape]] as his sparring partner. Snape promptly wipes the floor with him, but Lockhart cheerfully explains that he just wanted to show what you ''shouldn't'' do in a fight.



* Similar is one of the running gags of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' (a Mexican TV Superhero spoof); he would fall and then say one of his catch phrases: "Lo hice intencionalmente, todos mis movimientos estan friamente calculados" ("I did that intentionally, all my movements are coldly calculated").He would also add silly reasons to the fall or otherwise klutz action, such as "testing the ground's stability" or "checking the balance of the walls"

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* Similar is one of the running gags of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' (a Mexican TV Superhero spoof); he would fall and then say one of his catch phrases: "Lo hice intencionalmente, todos mis movimientos estan friamente calculados" calculados." ("I did that intentionally, all my movements are coldly calculated").calculated.") He would also add silly reasons to the fall or otherwise klutz action, such as "testing the ground's stability" or "checking the balance of the walls"walls".



'''Stephen:''' (''looks very interested'') ''Really''?\\

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'''Stephen:''' (''looks ''[looks very interested'') interested]'' ''Really''?\\



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'''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\

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'''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\''[{{beat|Panel}}]''\\



* William the Conqueror did something similar upon tripping on the shore of England, then proclaiming that he would "grasp it with both hands".
* Overall this precise story seems to be something of a wandering anecdote and as the tales of the conquering are usually written when the conquering is done, it's hard to say whether the falling down and quipping about it happened as described or at all.

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* William the Conqueror did something similar upon tripping on the shore of England, then proclaiming that he would "grasp it with both hands".
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hands". Overall, this precise story seems to be something of a wandering anecdote and as the tales of the conquering are usually written when the conquering is done, it's hard to say whether the falling down and quipping about it happened as described or at all.



* (Pet) Fancy ''Rats'', oddly enough, do the same thing. Every time they do something ridiculous it's either immediately followed by "I totally meant to do that" air, or hasty self-grooming and enforced nonchalance [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain attempting to indicate it never happened]].



* (Pet) Fancy ''Rats'', oddly enough, do the same thing. Every time they do something ridiculous it's either immediately followed by "I totally meant to do that" air, or hasty self-grooming and enforced nonchalance [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain attempting to indicate it never happened]].
23rd Dec '17 7:13:05 AM Jake18
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* This was suspected to be the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan]], who supposedly intended to fly from New York to Long Beach but ended up in Ireland in 1938. Many believe that his supposed "navigational error" was in fact a deliberate turn, since he had previously announced his intention to cross the Atlantic but had been denied permission from aviation authorities because they thought his plane was not suited for transoceanic flight.

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* This was suspected to be Inverted the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan]], who supposedly intended to fly from New York to Long Beach but ended up in Ireland in 1938. Many believe believed that his supposed "navigational error" was in fact a deliberate turn, since he had previously announced his intention to cross the Atlantic but had been denied permission from aviation authorities because they thought his plane was not suited for transoceanic flight.
18th Nov '17 1:45:19 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Let's face it; pretty much everyone ever has tried to pass off a potentially embarrassing mistake or stumble as perfectly intentional at some point if they thought they might get away with it. Yes, even you.

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* Let's face it; pretty much everyone ever has at some point tried to pass off a potentially embarrassing mistake or stumble as perfectly intentional at some point if they thought they might get away with it. Yes, even you.
10th Nov '17 6:53:18 PM Jake18
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* This was suspected to be the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan]], who supposedly intended to fly from New York to Long Beach but ended up in Ireland in 1938. Many believe that his supposed "navigational error" was in fact a deliberate turn, since he had previously announced his intention to cross the Atlantic but had been denied permission from aviation authorities because they thought his plane was not suited for transoceanic flight.
1st Nov '17 8:24:08 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Let's face it; pretty much everyone ever has tried to pass off a potentially embarrassing mistake or stumble as perfectly intentional at some point if they thought they might get away with it. Yes, even you.
21st Oct '17 5:12:46 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'': In the teaser for "Assault and Battery", Jim and Peter Puppy are bound to an enormous boulder by Professor Monkey-For-A-Head, who is about to blast them with an enormous laser cannon. Jim tries to use his super-strength to break free, but instead yanks the rock out of the ground and squashes the Professor with it.
-->'''Jim:''' Would you believe I meant to do that?\\
'''Peter:''' Not a chance, big fella.
18th Oct '17 9:46:45 PM Premonition45
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Face of the Enemy", Troi, disguised as a Romulan [[SecretPolice Tal Shiar]] [[ThePoliticalOfficer officer]], is having dinner with the Romulan Commander Toreth. Toreth teasingly suggests that Troi try a dish called viinerine. However, Troi is unfamiliar with Romulan cuisine, so she grabs a random dish, only to be pointed out by Toreth that wasn't viinerine, to which Troi retorts "I've smelled fresher viinerine aboard a prison barge."

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Face of the Enemy", Troi, disguised as a Romulan [[SecretPolice Tal Shiar]] [[ThePoliticalOfficer officer]], is having dinner with the Romulan Commander Toreth. Toreth teasingly suggests that Troi try a dish called viinerine. However, Troi is unfamiliar with Romulan cuisine, so she grabs a random dish, only to be pointed out by Toreth that wasn't viinerine, to which Troi retorts says "I've smelled fresher viinerine aboard a prison barge."
9th Oct '17 5:34:58 AM jormis29
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* Lauren Lopez, Draco's [[CrosscastRole actress]] in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', claims that this trope is the reason her Draco rolls around on the floor all the time; he tries to look cool in front of Harry and his friends by posing, fails miserably, then tries to make it look like he did it on purpose.

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* Lauren Lopez, Creator/LaurenLopez, Draco's [[CrosscastRole actress]] in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', claims that this trope is the reason her Draco rolls around on the floor all the time; he tries to look cool in front of Harry and his friends by posing, fails miserably, then tries to make it look like he did it on purpose.
6th Oct '17 11:19:22 AM case
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}: In "The Glasses", George [[BlindWithoutEm takes a bite of a raw onion]] instead of an apple and tries to play it off as a conscious decision.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}: ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': In "The Glasses", George [[BlindWithoutEm takes a bite of a raw onion]] instead of an apple and tries to play it off as a conscious decision.
6th Oct '17 11:18:20 AM case
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}: In "The Glasses", George [[BlindWithoutEm takes a bite of a raw onion]] instead of an apple and tries to play it off as a conscious decision.
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