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24th Mar '17 9:23:18 PM DarkHunter
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* A major plot point of the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy involves the two main characters killing the Christian God. People hearing this without context probably imagine this as quite different from how it was actually portrayed. Technically, he dies of old age, and the two of them just happened to be there when it happens, and while they may have had a role in it they didn't do it intentionally, in essence making it a MercyKill. And under one interpretation, God is really The Dust, while the antagonist is an impostor.

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* A major plot point of the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy involves the two main characters killing the Christian God. People hearing this without context probably imagine this as quite different from how it was actually portrayed. Technically, he dies of old age, and the two of them just happened to be there when it happens, and while they may have had a role in it they didn't do it intentionally, in essence making it a MercyKill. And under one interpretation, God is really The the Dust, while the antagonist "God" that dies is an impostor.
1st Mar '17 1:49:14 PM Kafkesque
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* While playing ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you may get some weird looks if people overhear a woman moaning and groaning, followed by the question "What did you do to me?" It is then necessary to explain that she was in fact in a hospital dying of injuries, and you were saving her life by feeding her some of your vampire blood. ([[VampiresAreSexGods The subtext may be intentional.]])
20th Dec '16 11:56:55 AM BrendanRizzo
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* For an example that is only ''[[DownplayedTrope marginally]]'' less disturbing in context, whenever fans of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' discuss the scene in which [[VillainProtagonist Cartman]] [[spoiler:arranges the deaths of Scott Tenorman's parents and [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies feeds them to him]]]], it is phrased in such a way as to imply that he pulled the trigger himself. In reality, he tricked them into [[spoiler:trespassing on a paranoid farmer's property, who is the one to have actually shot them]]. That said, considering that Cartman ''[[spoiler:orchestrates the deaths of [[RevengeByProxy two innocents]]]]'' because [[DisproportionateRetribution his nemesis cheated him out of sixteen dollars]], and [[KarmaHoudini he gets away with it]], it is understandable why fans would find that to be mere semantics.
17th Dec '16 5:39:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'': About twenty minutes in, the movie suddenly cuts to Stephen having sex with a mustached man, complete with a [[CensorShadow barely covered]], sweaty JimCarrey (read: it's so graphic, it had a very limited release in American theaters). Granted, it's about a closeted StraightGay conman and the scene is [[MoodWhiplash completely unprecedented]], but failing to have any knowledge on the premise can give the impression that softcore gay pornography is being viewed.

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* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'': About twenty minutes in, the movie suddenly cuts to Stephen having sex with a mustached man, complete with a [[CensorShadow barely covered]], sweaty JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey (read: it's so graphic, it had a very limited release in American theaters). Granted, it's about a closeted StraightGay conman and the scene is [[MoodWhiplash completely unprecedented]], but failing to have any knowledge on the premise can give the impression that softcore gay pornography is being viewed.
25th Nov '16 8:51:43 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'': "I got this list of the names of a bunch of impressionable teenagers! It has all their contact information!"

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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'': "I "[[http://erinptah.com/catperson/comic/chapter-nine-page-23/ I got this list of the names of a bunch of impressionable teenagers! teenagers]]! It has all their contact information!"
10th Oct '16 7:14:07 PM KillerClowns
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* Website/{{Reddit}}'s [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nocontext/ r/nocontext]] is a repository of these moments.

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* Website/{{Reddit}}'s [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nocontext/ r/nocontext]] is a repository of these moments. A number of subreddits about particular works, video games in particular, listed elsewhere on this page have also been soft-banned (technically permitted but usually downvoted) from r/nocontext for producing ''too many'' such lines too easily; ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'', and ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' are among those who hold this dubious honor.
28th Jul '16 9:22:00 AM MarkLungo
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* A number of supposedly true short stories about Soviet borderguard sergeant "Allur" have been circulating Russian websites since late 1990s. In one story an inspecting major enters a weapon storeroom, then a gunshot is heard. The sergeant and a private rush in and see the major and another private ''covered head to toes in white goo'' and holding a Magazine/{{Playboy}} issue[[note]]porn was illegal in the USSR, but merely possessing it was usually punished with confiscation, especially by 1990, when the story is set[[/note]]. As it turned out, the major was checking if all rifles were properly unloaded, one rifle shot, the bullet flew through a can of wallpaper glue atop the weapon locker, splattering the glue all over the room, then the falling can knocked somebody's [[PornStash porn stash]] off the locker. In the end all blame was assigned to the last private who used the gun.

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* A number of supposedly true short stories about Soviet borderguard sergeant "Allur" have been circulating Russian websites since late 1990s. In one story an inspecting major enters a weapon storeroom, then a gunshot is heard. The sergeant and a private rush in and see the major and another private ''covered head to toes in white goo'' and holding a Magazine/{{Playboy}} ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' issue[[note]]porn was illegal in the USSR, but merely possessing it was usually punished with confiscation, especially by 1990, when the story is set[[/note]]. As it turned out, the major was checking if all rifles were properly unloaded, one rifle shot, the bullet flew through a can of wallpaper glue atop the weapon locker, splattering the glue all over the room, then the falling can knocked somebody's [[PornStash porn stash]] off the locker. In the end all blame was assigned to the last private who used the gun.
28th Jul '16 9:21:06 AM MarkLungo
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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic episode "Lesson Zero" has Twilight come across what appears to be [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] beating a bear severely and then breaking its neck. [[spoiler:She was actually performing chiropractic therapy on it]]

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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Lesson Zero" "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]" has Twilight come across what appears to be [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] beating a bear severely and then breaking its neck. [[spoiler:She was actually performing chiropractic therapy on it]]



** "The Return Of Harmony, Part 2" features a scene where Discorded Rainbow Dash is tied up and pleading "Lemme go! I don't need you guys! Leave me alone!" as Twilight Sparkle walks up to her. Twilight is, in fact, trying to save her from being BrainwashedAndCrazy.

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** "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return Of Harmony, Part 2" 2]]" features a scene where Discorded Rainbow Dash is tied up and pleading "Lemme go! I don't need you guys! Leave me alone!" as Twilight Sparkle walks up to her. Twilight is, in fact, trying to save her from being BrainwashedAndCrazy.
7th Jul '16 10:46:21 AM Jeduthun
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* An infamous screenshot appears to show [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]] FlippingTheBird at the camera. While the picture itself is indeed real, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlow12sSdmc the context]] makes it quite innocent, as it simply appears in the middle of a familiar children's finger-play that involves raising your fingers one at a time ("Where is tall-man?). Of course, some viewers speculate from his knowing grin at that moment that he knew perfectly well what the gesture would have meant out of context.
15th Jun '16 12:08:15 AM PaulA
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* Discussed in ''Appointment with Death''. HerculePoirot overhears someone say "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?'. He then thinks of the story about AnthonyTrollope (in the RealLife section of this trope), but decides it's not as innocent as that.

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* Discussed in ''Appointment with Death''. HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot overhears someone say "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?'. He then thinks of the story about AnthonyTrollope Creator/AnthonyTrollope (in the RealLife section of this trope), but decides it's not as innocent as that.



* AnthonyTrollope overheard some people discussing the latest installment of his novel which was being published a chapter at a time in a magazine. One reader said, "I wish he'd kill off that horrible old woman!" Trollope interrupted to say, "That's an excellent idea. I'll kill her this afternoon!" (The same story is told about Charles Dickens and some other popular authors of the day.)

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* AnthonyTrollope Creator/AnthonyTrollope overheard some people discussing the latest installment of his novel which was being published a chapter at a time in a magazine. One reader said, "I wish he'd kill off that horrible old woman!" Trollope interrupted to say, "That's an excellent idea. I'll kill her this afternoon!" (The same story is told about Charles Dickens and some other popular authors of the day.)
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