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20th May '16 5:12:12 PM nombretomado
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* A rare positive version courtesy of ''VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode'': When it was announced that the {{Playstation 3}} installment would be limited to three [[HumongousMecha mecha]] per series, fans were upset - until the game's director posted on his blog, revealing that [[MidSeasonUpgrade Mid-Season Upgrades]] and [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]] would fall under the heading of their base machine and therefore only count as one, meaning they can fit in more playables while still maintaining the whole "three per series" idea.

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* A rare positive version courtesy of ''VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode'': When it was announced that the {{Playstation 3}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 installment would be limited to three [[HumongousMecha mecha]] per series, fans were upset - until the game's director posted on his blog, revealing that [[MidSeasonUpgrade Mid-Season Upgrades]] and [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]] would fall under the heading of their base machine and therefore only count as one, meaning they can fit in more playables while still maintaining the whole "three per series" idea.
16th May '16 6:38:30 PM Kayube
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* The commercial advertisements for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess HD'' claims "more challenging gameplay" over the original. This is technically true, because this game doesn't have the motion control features that the Wii version had, It would be closer to the UsefulNotes/GameCube version, except that it uses the touch screen game pad. It's a case of DamnYouMuscleMemory.
14th May '16 11:33:09 PM Luc
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* In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously in ''[[http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/409/352/case.html Bronston v. United States]]'' that sworn testimony that is "literally truthful but technically misleading" ''cannot'' be prosecuted as perjury. The prescribed remedy, instead, is more adroit and specific followup questions by the examining lawyer.

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* In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously in ''[[http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/409/352/case.html Bronston v. United States]]'' that sworn testimony that is "literally truthful but technically misleading" ''cannot'' be prosecuted as perjury. The prescribed remedy, instead, is more adroit and specific followup questions by the examining lawyer. In their defense, the Court was somewhat dubious of sustaining a perjury prosecution on the basis of a possible misunderstanding.
** To provide further context, Bronston's testimony was only technically incomplete, but on its face only answered a specific part of the question, and the lawyer in question failed to ask an obvious followup question.
--->"Q. Do you have any bank accounts in Swiss banks, Mr. Bronston?" "A. No, sir." "Q. Have you ever?" "A. The company had an account there for about six months, in Zurich." (Bronston had had a personal Swiss account as well previously, but note that the subject at hand was ''the company's'' bankruptcy.)
10th May '16 9:50:48 PM DenisK21
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** Kisuke Urahara likes resorting to this, because he's surprisingly horrible at lying. For example, when Ichigo was a powerless spirit who could barely breathe, Kisuke claimed that some gadget he called the "Headband of Justice" would help him. It did... in that its sheer pointlessness distracted Ichigo long enough for his survival instinct to up his energy enough to not have trouble breathing anymore.
5th May '16 2:51:01 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', the [[LanguageOfTruth Red Truth]] can be twisted in this manner. Like how in EP 2 Kanon [[spoiler: was confirmed to have died in a locked room, despite his body not being there. The truth is that, Kanon as a real person never existed and was instead just a character and role that Yasu played. Kanon could therefore be "killed" without leaving a body just like an author killing of one of his characters. In other words, since Yasu was still alive no body was left behind in the room while [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] role Kanon was "killed" and therefore allowing the that red truth to be used]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', the [[LanguageOfTruth Red Truth]] can be twisted in this manner. Like how in EP 2 Kanon [[spoiler: was confirmed to have died in a locked room, despite his body not being there. The truth is that, Kanon as a real person never existed and was instead just a character and role that Yasu played. Kanon could therefore be "killed" without leaving a body just like an author killing of one of his characters. In other words, since Yasu was still alive no body was left behind in the room while [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] role Kanon was "killed" and therefore allowing the that red truth to be used]].
30th Apr '16 9:17:46 PM MsChibi
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Compare YesExceptNo, DoubleSpeak, FalseReassurance, LoopholeAbuse, KeepingSecretsSucks, BothSidesHaveAPoint (or contrasting, depending on the circumstances), StealthPun, VisualPun.

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Compare YesExceptNo, DoubleSpeak, FalseReassurance, LoopholeAbuse, KeepingSecretsSucks, BothSidesHaveAPoint (or contrasting, depending on the circumstances), StealthPun, VisualPun.
VisualPun, PragmaticVillainy.
28th Apr '16 8:28:51 AM Grobi
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** While the Jedi Truth is an important plot point in the first game, the second game takes it to the point of {{deconstruction}} with Kreia and the rest of the Council; almost everything a player may think they know about the background of this game has to pass the litmus test of "but did I hear that from Kreia?". Similarly, Atton is often used as the writer's mouthpiece on that particular topic, but his word shouldn't be taken too seriously either [[spoiler: as he was once used to be a Sith torturer who willingly and enjoyed torturing Jedi to turn to the Dark Side.]]

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** While the Jedi Truth is an important plot point in the first game, [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords the second game game]] takes it to the point of {{deconstruction}} with Kreia and the rest of the Council; almost everything a player may think they know about the background of this game has to pass the litmus test of "but did I hear that from Kreia?".[[UnreliableExpositor Kreia]]?". Similarly, Atton is often used as the writer's mouthpiece on that particular topic, but his word shouldn't be taken too seriously either [[spoiler: as he was once used to be a Sith torturer who willingly and enjoyed torturing Jedi to turn to the Dark Side.]]



--> The King: Near as I can tell, [this building] was some sort of religious institution. Oh, I know it says "school" out front, but everything in here seems to be related to the worship of some guy from back in the day. People used to come here to learn about him, to dress like him, to move like him. To BE him. If that's not worship, I don't know what is.

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--> The King: ---> '''The King''': Near as I can tell, [this building] was some sort of religious institution. Oh, I know it says "school" out front, but everything in here seems to be related to the worship of some guy from back in the day. People used to come here to learn about him, to dress like him, to move like him. To BE him. If that's not worship, I don't know what is.
15th Apr '16 8:34:07 PM Fireblood
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* In the Middle Ages to early modern period, there was much debate over what, on a Catholic perspective, counted as lying. For instance, there was the story of a bishop of Alexandria fleeing persecution by the Romans, who didn't know his appearance. Coming upon him with his students, they asked where he had gone. The man told them back the way he had just come. Some defended this, since it was ''technically'' true.
15th Apr '16 8:29:02 PM Fireblood
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** Plus, that ignores the very first movie, in which Jigsaw lures Detective Sing into a hallway and into a shotgun trap, resulting in his death, which was preceded by a very straightforward attempt to murder Detective Tapp by by cutting his throat.

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** Plus, that ignores the very first movie, in which Jigsaw lures Detective Sing into a hallway and into a shotgun trap, resulting in his death, which was preceded by a very straightforward attempt to murder Detective Tapp by by cutting his throat.


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** In most jurisdictions of the US, any felony leading to a person's death can be charged as {{felony murder}} regardless of this.
9th Apr '16 4:31:47 PM Wyldchyld
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** In a flashback, a very young [[WellDoneSonGuy Uryuu]] asks his [[RetiredBadass father]] why he [[CursedWithAwesome hates]] being a [[ArcherArchetype quincy]] so much. [[HeroicNeutral Ryuuken]] replies there's no money in it. When Uryuu asks [[OldMaster Souken]] if Ryuuken's telling the truth, Souken [[OlderAndWiser mulls it over]] and then says that, if viewed from the angle that being a quincy doesn't put food on the table and Ryuuken has a son to look after, what Ryuuken said can indeed be viewed as the truth. Souken indicates that Ryuuken's actually [[BlatantLies lying through his teeth]] and when he realises Uryuu can't see that, goes on to tell Uryuu that [[YouAreNotReady one day]] he will understand Ryuuken's [[MysteriousPast secret]].

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** In a flashback, a very young [[WellDoneSonGuy Uryuu]] asks his [[RetiredBadass [[HeroicNeutral father]] why he [[CursedWithAwesome hates]] being a [[ArcherArchetype quincy]] so much. [[HeroicNeutral [[IJustWantToBeNormal Ryuuken]] replies there's no money in it. When Uryuu asks [[OldMaster Souken]] if Ryuuken's telling the truth, Souken [[OlderAndWiser mulls it over]] and then says that, if viewed from the angle that being a quincy doesn't put food on the table and Ryuuken has a son to look after, what Ryuuken said can indeed be viewed as the truth. Souken indicates that Ryuuken's actually [[BlatantLies lying through his teeth]] and when he realises Uryuu can't see that, goes on to tell Uryuu that [[YouAreNotReady one day]] he will understand Ryuuken's [[MysteriousPast secret]].
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