History Main / LivingLieDetector

16th Nov '17 2:17:00 PM Woodrobin
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* Inversion: in 1993, then president Bill Clinton called up KMOX radio in St. Louis and said on the air "after I get off the phone with you today, Rush Limbaugh will come on and will have three hours to say whatever he wants and I won't be able to defend myself. There's no truth detector." Limbaugh countered: "We need no truth detector. I ''am'' the truth detector."

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* Inversion: Inversion and subversion: in 1993, then president Bill Clinton called up KMOX radio in St. Louis and said on the air "after I get off the phone with you today, Rush Limbaugh will come on and will have three hours to say whatever he wants and I won't be able to defend myself. There's no truth detector." Limbaugh countered: "We need no truth detector. I ''am'' the truth detector."" Subverted in that at least two books have been published consisting almost entirely of listing things Rush Limbaugh has said and then contrasting those statements with the contrary actual facts.
25th Oct '17 10:56:11 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': Axonn's [[MaskOfPower Mask of Truth]]. It can also see through disguises and illusions, and sense what's been hidden.

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': Axonn's [[MaskOfPower Mask of Truth]]. It can also see through disguises and illusions, and sense what's been hidden. However, it can only detect lies by people who ''know'' they're lying. In other words, it can be fooled if somebody is BelievingTheirOwnLies.
14th Oct '17 8:22:02 AM Astaroth
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* Callo Merlose in ''Videogame/VagrantStory, as a result of being exposed to the magic of Lea Monde, develops a type of clairvoyance called "heart-seeing"; if anyone lies to her, or tries to withhold information that she asks for, she has a vision revealing what it is they don't want her to know.

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* Callo Merlose in ''Videogame/VagrantStory, ''Videogame/VagrantStory'', as a result of being exposed to the magic of Lea Monde, develops a type of clairvoyance called "heart-seeing"; if anyone lies to her, or tries to withhold information that she asks for, she has a vision revealing what it is they don't want her to know.
14th Oct '17 8:18:16 AM Astaroth
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* Callo Merlose in ''Videogame/VagrantStory, as a result of being exposed to the magic of Lea Monde, develops a type of clairvoyance called "heart-seeing"; if anyone lies to her, or tries to withhold information that she asks for, she has a vision revealing what it is they don't want her to know.
9th Oct '17 4:55:29 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'': Terrence D'Arby's Stand works like this: he can read his opponent's soul, allowing him to always know when he's being lied to. The weakness in the ability is that he can only intuit yes-or-no questions: Jotaro and Joseph take advantage of the fact that just because Terrence knows they're lying, his ability doesn't tell him ''what the lie is''.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'': Terrence D'Arby's Stand works like this: he can read his opponent's soul, allowing him to always know when he's being lied to. The weakness in the ability is that he can only intuit yes-or-no questions: Jotaro and Joseph take advantage of the fact that just because Terrence knows they're lying, his ability doesn't tell him ''what what the lie is''.''truth'' is.
3rd Oct '17 1:19:05 PM Robbyn
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': One episode featured a literal living lie detector in Experiment 032, whom Lilo christened Fibber. Since the episode in question revolved around Pleakley trying to get out of an ArrangedMarriage by [[TheBeard pretending he was already engaged]], this resulted in Fibber going off every 30 seconds or so for most of the episode.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, "The Late Mr. Kent". In it, Clark interviews a man on death row who claims he is innocent. Clark uses his super-hearing to measure the man's heartrate and his super-vision to check the man's eye movement, and both remain steady, indicating that he is telling the truth. However, Superman does not take that as conclusive evidence, but just as something that prompts him to investigate the story further.



* In the second season of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' HBO animated series, the character Merrick is able to tell when someone is lying by the hesitation and inflections in their voice.



* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': One episode featured a literal living lie detector in Experiment 032, whom Lilo christened Fibber. Since the episode in question revolved around Pleakley trying to get out of an ArrangedMarriage by [[TheBeard pretending he was already engaged]], this resulted in Fibber going off every 30 seconds or so for most of the episode.



* In the second season of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' HBO animated series, the character Merrick is able to tell when someone is lying by the hesitation and inflections in their voice.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, "The Late Mr. Kent". In it, Clark interviews a man on death row who claims he is innocent. Clark uses his super-hearing to measure the man's heartrate and his super-vision to check the man's eye movement, and both remain steady, indicating that he is telling the truth. However, Superman does not take that as conclusive evidence, but just as something that prompts him to investigate the story further.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Pahkitew Island]]'', Chris brings in a special chicken named Clucky to act as a polygraph for his perverted version of "truth or dare" in "I Love You, I Love You Knots". Whenever a camper tells a lie, Clucky presses a button on a remote control to administer a shock not just to the camper who lied, but to his[=/=]her whole team.



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Pahkitew Island]]'', Chris brings in a special chicken named Clucky to act as a polygraph for his perverted version of "truth or dare" in "I Love You, I Love You Knots". Whenever a camper tells a lie, Clucky presses a button on a remote control to administer a shock not just to the camper who lied, but to his[=/=]her whole team.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Winx club'': , Bloom has shown to posses the hability of read the aura of the people, allowing her to know what they're thinking or feeling really.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Pahkitew Island]]'', Chris brings in a special chicken named Clucky to act as a polygraph for his perverted version of "truth or dare" in "I Love You, I Love You Knots". Whenever a camper tells a lie, Clucky presses a button on a remote control to administer a shock not just to the camper who lied, but to his[=/=]her whole team.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Winx club'': ,
''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', Bloom has shown to posses the hability of [[AuraVision read the aura of the people, people]], allowing her to know what they're thinking or feeling really.really. At least until Season 4 where seems that the writers forgot that she had this power.
3rd Oct '17 1:02:37 PM temus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Winxclub'', Bloom has shown to posses the hability of read the aura of the people, allowing her to know what they're think or feel really.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Winxclub'', ''WesternAnimation/Winx club'': , Bloom has shown to posses the hability of read the aura of the people, allowing her to know what they're think thinking or feel feeling really.
3rd Oct '17 12:59:50 PM temus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Winxclub'', Bloom has shown to posses the hability of read the aura of the people, allowing her to know what they're think or feel really.
21st Sep '17 4:46:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Voldemort "almost always knows when someone is lying to him." He's not super-sensitive or precognitive, just casual about [[MindProbe boring into other's minds]]. [[spoiler:Snape's pretty good at this as well, as is Dumbledore.]]
** And there is another art for protecting oneself from lie detection. At the beginning of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince tome 6]], you know that [[spoiler:Snape was able to fool Dumbledore, Voldemort or both.]] Later in the book, it's revealed that Bellatrix is accomplished in it - likely so that she will keep secrets in the event of capture.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Voldemort "almost always knows when someone is lying to him." He's not super-sensitive or precognitive, just casual about [[MindProbe boring into other's minds]]. [[spoiler:Snape's pretty good at this as well, as is Dumbledore.]]
** And there is another There's also a corresponding art for protecting to ''protecting'' oneself from lie detection. At the beginning of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince tome 6]], you know that [[spoiler:Snape was able to fool Dumbledore, Voldemort or both.]] Later in the book, it's revealed that Bellatrix is accomplished in it - likely so that she will keep secrets in the event of capture.
14th Sep '17 12:47:51 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': Kahlan is trained to detect lies from studying people's faces and tones of voice, even without her Confession power. Mord-Sith give her trouble though, due to their own training.
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