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25th May '16 8:58:28 PM Chaosenvoy
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** Phantom Troupe member Pakunoda has her own unique way of determining if someone is lying to her by checking their memories through physical contact. Trying to trick her with a false memory won't work, because she always uses a loaded question to bring the true memory forth, meaning you either have to tell her the truth or legitimately not know the answer to her questions.
22nd May '16 11:40:31 AM Raven_257
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* In the 2000 ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'' video game, a Spider-Man impersonator disrupts Doctor Octavius' new presentation and steals the technology. Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} corners the real Spidey for the crime. Thankfully, Daredevil uses his powers to realize that the real Spider-Man is innocent.
29th Apr '16 12:00:18 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Here's a tip: if you want to tell if someone is lying, look at their eyes. If they glance away just before, during or directly after a statement there's a chance they're lying. Liars have trouble looking their interrogators in the face and will try and divert their gaze when they can. This is harder with women (who tend to be more socially adept than men) and easier with children. But it can backfire too -- many people are aware of this test, and will therefore make absolutely sure to look their questioner right in the face. Of course, if they suddenly stare directly after a conversation of only occasional glances, that's a giveaway as well. As with a polygraph test, the thing you're really looking for is a sudden change. And anyone with a form of autism has trouble with eye contact in general, so it won't work on them.

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* Here's a tip: if you want to tell if someone is lying, look at their eyes. If they glance away just before, during or directly after a statement there's a chance they're lying. Liars have trouble looking their interrogators in the face and will try and divert their gaze when they can. This is harder with women (who tend to be more socially adept than men) and easier with children.children ([[ChildrenAreInnocent who are obviously more naïve and inexperienced than adults]]). But it can backfire too -- many people are aware of this test, and will therefore make absolutely sure to look their questioner right in the face. Of course, if they suddenly stare directly after a conversation of only occasional glances, that's a giveaway as well. As with a polygraph test, the thing you're really looking for is a sudden change. And anyone with a form of autism has trouble with eye contact in general, so it won't work on them.
16th Apr '16 12:59:54 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', priests and other god-touched types are sometimes granted this ability by their patron god. It takes a lot of divine energy, and isn't always dependable, as it can be diverted or blocked by an antagonist force of comparable or greater power.
31st Mar '16 8:59:17 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Here's a tip: if you want to tell if someone is lying, look at their eyes. If they glance away just before, during or directly after a statement there's a chance they're lying. Liars have trouble looking their interrogators in the face and will try and divert their gaze when they can. This is harder with women (who on average have better social skills than men) but easier with children.
** However, it can backfire; many people are aware of this test, and will therefore make absolutely sure to look their questioner right in the face. Of course, if they suddenly stare directly after a conversation of only occasional glances, that's a giveaway as well. As with a polygraph test, the thing you're really looking for is a sudden change. And anyone with a form of autism has trouble with eye contact in general, so it won't work on them.

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* Here's a tip: if you want to tell if someone is lying, look at their eyes. If they glance away just before, during or directly after a statement there's a chance they're lying. Liars have trouble looking their interrogators in the face and will try and divert their gaze when they can. This is harder with women (who on average have better social skills tend to be more socially adept than men) but and easier with children.
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children. But it can backfire; backfire too -- many people are aware of this test, and will therefore make absolutely sure to look their questioner right in the face. Of course, if they suddenly stare directly after a conversation of only occasional glances, that's a giveaway as well. As with a polygraph test, the thing you're really looking for is a sudden change. And anyone with a form of autism has trouble with eye contact in general, so it won't work on them.
31st Mar '16 8:57:51 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Here's a tip: if you want to tell if someone is lying, look at their eyes. If they glance away just before, during or directly after a statement there's a chance they're lying. Liars have trouble looking their interrogators in the face and will try and divert their gaze when they can. This is easier with children, and harder with women.

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* Here's a tip: if you want to tell if someone is lying, look at their eyes. If they glance away just before, during or directly after a statement there's a chance they're lying. Liars have trouble looking their interrogators in the face and will try and divert their gaze when they can. This is harder with women (who on average have better social skills than men) but easier with children, and harder with women.children.
27th Mar '16 7:07:56 PM Ivoryneptune
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* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', both [[TheChosenOne Emma]] and [[KidHero Henry]] seem to have this talent. Emma invoked it in the pilot, asking if Henry's adopted mother really loved the kid. Regina's answer apparently didn't fly past Emma's radar.

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* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', both [[TheChosenOne Emma]] and [[KidHero Henry]] seem to have this talent. Emma invoked it in the pilot, asking if Henry's adopted mother really loved the kid. Regina's answer apparently didn't fly past Emma's radar.
6th Jan '16 1:57:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Anasûrimbor Kellhus in ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' is trained to read minute changes in people's facial musculature so that his knowing when people lie is only a small part of what he can see. This makes for a formidable ManipulativeBastard.
** The same goes for the rest of the [[{{ubermensch}} Dûnyain]] as well as, to varying degrees, most of Kellhus' part-Dûnyain children.

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* Anasûrimbor Kellhus Dûnyain monks in ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' is are so well trained to read in reading minute changes in people's facial musculature so that his knowing when people lie they can practically look into a person's soul just by watching their face. Recognizing lies is only a small part of what he can see. This makes for a formidable ManipulativeBastard.
** The same goes for the rest of the [[{{ubermensch}} Dûnyain]] as well as, to varying degrees, most of Kellhus' part-Dûnyain children.
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19th Dec '15 5:37:22 PM nombretomado
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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the Sorcerer Supreme, holds an amulet called the Eye of Agamotto which reveals the true nature of things. On one occasion he used it to compel a confession from a burglar. This happened in SheHulk's comic, which at the time was a semi-comedic superhero legal drama: the firm tried to get the confession thrown out, since Strange had violated the fifth amendment protection from self-incrimination.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. He does not have it as an innate power, but [[HyperAwareness his senses are sharp enough]] that they [[YouCanAlwaysTellALiar can spot 'tells']]. When the X-Men were hunting down Comicbook/{{Cable}}, wrongly accusing him of having assassinated Professor X, Cable got out of a fight by saying to Wolverine "''I did not shoot Xavier''". Wolverine's senses correctly told him that Cable was being truthful.

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the Sorcerer Supreme, holds an amulet called the Eye of Agamotto which reveals the true nature of things. On one occasion he used it to compel a confession from a burglar. This happened in SheHulk's ComicBook/SheHulk's comic, which at the time was a semi-comedic superhero legal drama: the firm tried to get the confession thrown out, since Strange had violated the fifth amendment protection from self-incrimination.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/XMen''. He does not have it as an innate power, but [[HyperAwareness his senses are sharp enough]] that they [[YouCanAlwaysTellALiar can spot 'tells']]. When the X-Men were hunting down Comicbook/{{Cable}}, wrongly accusing him of having assassinated Professor X, Cable got out of a fight by saying to Wolverine "''I did not shoot Xavier''". Wolverine's senses correctly told him that Cable was being truthful.
14th Dec '15 6:01:54 AM ChronoLegion
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** One episode has Lightman speak to a college class about his research. When one student manages to fool him, Lightman immediately declares him a sociopath and does his best to prove that the guy is a serial killer. At the end, the guy is holding him at gunpoint and points out that he wouldn't have done anything if Lightman had not hounded him.
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