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17th Mar '17 7:45:15 AM Doug86
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* ''Warhammer40K'' had the Seekers of Truth, a SpaceMarine chapter specializing in helping the Inquisition, with their Chapter Master regularly praying to the GodEmperor to let them separate truth from lies and aid them in their holy mission. Unfortunately, Tzeetch saw fit to grant his wish, and now they could hear every lie spoken by mankind... at any time, in the entire Imperium. Considering that one of the biggest lies the Imperium was founded on was that the Emperor was a god in the first place (he was very much an atheist), it's no surprise that they fell to Chaos soon after that, now known as the Scourged.

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* ''Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' had the Seekers of Truth, a SpaceMarine chapter specializing in helping the Inquisition, with their Chapter Master regularly praying to the GodEmperor to let them separate truth from lies and aid them in their holy mission. Unfortunately, Tzeetch saw fit to grant his wish, and now they could hear every lie spoken by mankind... at any time, in the entire Imperium. Considering that one of the biggest lies the Imperium was founded on was that the Emperor was a god in the first place (he was very much an atheist), it's no surprise that they fell to Chaos soon after that, now known as the Scourged.
8th Mar '17 9:12:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:350:Too bad Murdock didn't know about Hogman's [[DisabilityImmunity pacemaker]]. NiceJobBreakingItHero.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Too bad Murdock didn't know about Hogman's [[DisabilityImmunity pacemaker]]. NiceJobBreakingItHero.]]NiceJobBreakingItHero]]
1st Mar '17 2:01:16 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' and ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' had the [[{{Telepathy}} ESP]] [[CuteKitten Kitty]] as this; for example:
-->'''Iyami:''' ''(to a woman)'' I'll be yours forever.
-->'''ESP Kitty:''' At least until you let me do you. ''(Iyami {{Wild Take}}s)''
13th Feb '17 10:35:00 AM Kakai
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* Truthwitches of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' can instantly tell whether a person is speaking a truth or a lie. They can also tell whether a person is "true" or "false" - for example, false if they're hiding something.
8th Feb '17 10:33:35 AM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* The chief mate of the ''Current of Faith'' from ''Literature/TheReader2016'' is this, at least when he's on board, because he can speak to the trees that make up the hull and they tell him truth from lies.
25th Jan '17 7:05:19 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', Ringo notes that when using his mindsight, he can easily read someone's body language to determine if they're lying, their state of mind, etc. Unfortunately, most of the time when this ability would be useful, he can't use it because his mindsight is blocked.
25th Jan '17 4:36:50 PM Arkhia
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* Janine in ''The Sanctuary Telepath'', being, y'know, a telepath. She can pick up the "feeling" of others minds without having to actually ''read'' them (and invading their privacy), but it's more often that she just doesn't care. Especially with strangers. BlueAndOrangeMorality, indeed.
11th Jan '17 9:28:49 AM dmcreif
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* ''Fanfic/WhatTheyWouldntDo'', a ''Daredevil'' fanfic based off the [[Series/Daredevil2015 Netflix series]], deconstructs Matt Murdock's lie detector ability by showing that it can be thrown off when the changes in a person's heart rate from being frightened are not that different from when they're lying.


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* Matt Murdock in ''Series/Daredevil2015'', like in the comics, can tell when someone's lying based on their heartrate. We see it in the very first episode, where he realizes Karen is innocent of the murder she's been framed for based on her heart rate. When Foggy finds out the truth about Matt, he's pissed off and sees this ability of Matt's as a blatant invasion of privacy.
25th Dec '16 7:59:40 PM MasterGhandalf
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* The spider-priests from ''Literature/TheDaggerAndTheCoin'' have this ability, as well as on the flip-side a CompellingVoice that causes anyone who listens to them to believe their words are true. However, this is ultimately deconstructed, because the spider-priests ability doesn't actually detect ''truth'', just ''certainty''; you can utter falsehoods to one of the priests all you want and so long as you ''believe'' it to be true, the priests' powers won't detect it. Furthermore, they're not immune to their own Compelling Voices, and so over time come to believe their own opinions represent objective truth. If you say something that goes against a spider-priest's beliefs, but genuinely believe it to be the truth, they'll be psychologically unable to reconcile the situation and will fly into [[BerserkButton an irrational berserk rage]].
1st Dec '16 6:38:21 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Too bad Murdock didn't know]] [[LogicalWeakness about Hogman's pacemaker.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Too [[caption-width-right:350:Too bad Murdock didn't know]] [[LogicalWeakness know about Hogman's pacemaker.]]]][[DisabilityImmunity pacemaker]]. NiceJobBreakingItHero.]]
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