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16th Jun '17 12:44:47 PM Shadowgazer
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A sort of AccidentalPublicConfession, with a little SuspiciouslySpecificDenial thrown in for good measure. If the person is doing this ''deliberately'', it's CouldSayItBut. Or it could be that the villain has a gun in his face and he's a coward. If the person saying this is not a ''complete'' moron, he may follow it with "DidIJustSayThatOutLoud".

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A sort of AccidentalPublicConfession, with a little SuspiciouslySpecificDenial thrown in for good measure. If the person is doing this ''deliberately'', ''deliberately'' and therefore is not being stupid at all, it's CouldSayItBut. CouldSayItBut instead of this trope. Or it could be that a variation where the villain has a gun in his face and he's a coward.coward and only acts as if this is the case. If the person saying this is not a ''complete'' moron, he may follow it with "DidIJustSayThatOutLoud".
15th Jun '17 4:30:02 PM Anddrix
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A sufficiently GenreSavvy villain may give out a ''lie'' in this manner, expecting the heroes to think that he just accidentally told the truth.

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A sufficiently GenreSavvy clever villain may give out a ''lie'' in this manner, expecting the heroes to think that he just accidentally told the truth.



** In a rare display of GenreSavvy, Sylvester then clamps an upside-down glass over Tweety while the bird was in his paw, silencing Tweety's whistle. Unfortunately for Sylvester, Tweety happens to have a straight-pin with him.

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** In a rare display of GenreSavvy, Sylvester then clamps an upside-down glass over Tweety while the bird was in his paw, silencing Tweety's whistle. Unfortunately for Sylvester, Tweety happens to have a straight-pin with him.
24th Mar '17 6:23:01 PM doorhandle
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24th Feb '17 3:40:40 PM totoofze47
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** A heroic example when Vivi says it would be best if the Straw Hat Pirates don't know that the one trying to ruin Alabasta Kingdom is Crocodile.

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** A heroic accidental example when Vivi says it would be best if the Straw Hat Pirates don't know that the one trying to ruin Alabasta Kingdom is Crocodile.



* Detective Dick Gumshoe from ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has this as a habit. He usually reveals secret details about a murder investigation to Phoenix, all while thinking he's successfully concealing the info from him. In his first occurence, Gumshoe reveals the name of the prosecution's witness and the fact that she's still in the hotel next to Phoenix's office.



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* Detective Dick Gumshoe from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has this as a habit. He usually reveals secret details about a murder investigation to Phoenix, all while thinking he's successfully concealing the info from him. In his first occurence, Gumshoe reveals the name of the prosecution's witness and the fact that she's still in the hotel next to Phoenix's office.

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6th Jan '17 8:09:40 AM Lloigor
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Cauldron'', Asterix decides that to refill the cauldron, he and Obelix will have to rob a Roman-controlled bank. While he goes for supplies, he sends Obelix to scout the bank for the heist. The guard out front instantly catches on to Obelix, and boasts about the bank's security measures--''Including at what time the guards change shifts and how to open the vault''--to dissuade him. Obelix returns to Asterix and reports, "I didn't learn anything. He saw through me before I could get any ideas."

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Cauldron'', Asterix decides that to refill the cauldron, he and Obelix will have to rob a Roman-controlled bank. While he goes for supplies, he sends Obelix to scout the bank for the heist. The guard out front instantly catches on to Obelix, and boasts about the bank's security measures--''Including measures--''including at what time the guards change shifts and how to open the vault''--to dissuade him. Obelix returns to Asterix and reports, "I didn't learn anything. He saw through me before I could get any ideas."
9th Dec '16 3:40:44 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Garp does this twice [[spoiler: on the SBS]], first about Luffy's parentage, and then about [[spoiler: Vivi's Sovereign Will.]]
14th Nov '16 11:47:32 AM Kafkesque
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The term for this trope in rhetoric is apophasis. Also related to YouJustToldMe. TruthSerums in fiction have been known to cause this. Compare CannotKeepASecret and LooseLips. SubTrope of SayingTooMuch. Do not confuse with CouldSayItBut.

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The term for this trope in rhetoric is apophasis. Also related to YouJustToldMe. TruthSerums in fiction have been known to cause this. Compare CannotKeepASecret and LooseLips. SubTrope of SayingTooMuch. Do not confuse with If the person revealing information this way is doing it deliberately, it's CouldSayItBut.
6th Nov '16 9:02:29 AM wootzits
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* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'': Rin, the girl in Daikichi's care, abruptly starts dancing and singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
-->'''Daikichi Kawachi:''' Rin, what are you doing? \\
'''Rin Kaga:''' It's a secret, so I can't tell anyone at home about Parents' Day!
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'' manga:
-->'''Torakichi Arakoma:''' I'm sworn to never reveal that I'm here to defend th' world from impendin' doom!! I may be lost, starvin', without a single zenny t' my name, but wild horses couldn't whip that outta me!!\\
'''Lan and Maylu:''' ''(SweatDrop and FaceFault)''



* In an episode early in the second season of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', Keroro leaves a robotic copy of himself to head the invasion so he can go to the amusment park and see the Java Risers live show. After discovering the robot, Giroro presses Tamama to tell him where Keroro went. Tamama replies by saying that he'll never tell them that Keroro's at the amusment park. Later in the episode, Tamama finds a candy house and assumes it's a gift from Keroro for keeping his secret. This adds on to an already-established gag of Tamama not being able to keep secrets.
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'' manga:
-->'''Torakichi Arakoma:''' I'm sworn to never reveal that I'm here to defend th' world from impendin' doom!! I may be lost, starvin', without a single zenny t' my name, but wild horses couldn't whip that outta me!!\\
'''Lan and Maylu:''' ''(SweatDrop and FaceFault)''
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'': Rin, the girl in Daikichi's care, abruptly starts dancing and singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
-->'''Daikichi Kawachi:''' Rin, what are you doing? \\
'''Rin Kaga:''' It's a secret, so I can't tell anyone at home about Parents' Day!

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* In an episode early in the second season of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Keroro leaves a robotic copy of himself to head the invasion so he can go to the amusment park and see the Java Risers live show. After discovering the robot, Giroro presses Tamama to tell him where Keroro went. Tamama replies by saying that he'll never tell them that Keroro's at the amusment park. Later in the episode, Tamama finds a candy house and assumes it's a gift from Keroro for keeping his secret. This adds on to an already-established gag of Tamama not being able to keep secrets.
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'' manga:
-->'''Torakichi Arakoma:''' I'm sworn to never reveal that I'm here to defend th' world from impendin' doom!! I may be lost, starvin', without a single zenny t' my name, but wild horses couldn't whip that outta me!!\\
'''Lan and Maylu:''' ''(SweatDrop and FaceFault)''
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'': Rin, the girl in Daikichi's care, abruptly starts dancing and singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
-->'''Daikichi Kawachi:''' Rin, what are you doing? \\
'''Rin Kaga:''' It's a secret, so I can't tell anyone at home about Parents' Day!
secrets.
29th Oct '16 2:51:50 PM nombretomado
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* Mr. Peevly gives Bananas the Gorilla a stalk of bananas for his friendship to TheHairBearBunch (episode "Panda Pandemonium"), assured that he'd never tell the keepers to where the bears escaped.

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* Mr. Peevly gives Bananas the Gorilla a stalk of bananas for his friendship to TheHairBearBunch WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch (episode "Panda Pandemonium"), assured that he'd never tell the keepers to where the bears escaped.
23rd Jul '16 4:57:43 AM Gosicrystal
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* Detective Dick Gumshoe from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has this as a habit. He usually reveals secret details about a murder investigation to Phoenix, all while thinking he's successfully concealing the info from him. In his first occurence, Gumshoe reveals the name of the prosecution's witness and the fact that she's still in the hotel next to Phoenix's office.

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