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22nd Mar '17 10:15:02 AM Ibrahim77X
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', "We Need to Talk." Garnet tells Greg she believes he can fuse with Rose Quartz if he does it in his own way. He fails to actually physically fuse -- but the attempt leads to a moment of new openness and trust and connection between the pair, which is one of the most important aspects of fusion. Both Garnet and Amethyst recognize the result as a "fusion," even though nothing happened physically.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', "We Need to Talk." Garnet tells Greg she believes he can fuse with Rose Quartz if he does it in his own way. He fails to actually physically fuse -- but the attempt leads to a moment of new openness and trust and connection between the pair, which is one of the most important aspects of fusion. Both Garnet and Amethyst recognize the result as a "fusion," even though nothing happened physically. This is lost on [[LiteralMinded Pearl]], however.
-->'''Pearl:''' Why are they still dancing? It didn't work!\\
'''Garnet:''' ''(quietly)'' Yes it did...\\
'''Pearl:''' ''(incredulous)'' What?\\
'''Garnet:''' ''It worked.''
17th Mar '17 5:07:08 PM Lemia
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** Additionally, the killer follows an IronicNurseryTune in the methods they use to off the others, but some of their methods only very loosely correspond to the poem's lines: for example, to fulfill the "a bumblebee stung one" line, they used a cyanide-filled syringe to "sting" someone to death.
12th Mar '17 8:49:47 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Sirius Black has his moment as well. When he finally gets a chance to talk to Harry, instead of telling him straight away that he's innocent, he says he killed Harry's parents, for no other reason than that he feels guilty for their deaths. Actually, all he did was insist on making Peter the Secret Keeper.

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** Sirius Black has his moment as well. When he finally gets a chance to talk to Harry, instead of telling him straight away that he's innocent, he says he killed Harry's parents, for no other reason than that he feels guilty for their deaths. Actually, all he did was insist on making Peter the Secret Keeper. This backfires.
10th Mar '17 12:16:12 PM Steven
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* Nintendo did this with their trailer for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', which showed Zelda crying into Link's arms in the middle of a rainstorm. Many fans believed that they were going to witness why Zelda was crying over how everything she did was a failure and some fans hoped Link would do something to comfort her. In actuality, it's a flashback showing [[spoiler: Link and Zelda fleeing from the Guardians corrupted by Calamity Ganon, followed by Zelda breaking down over how she couldn't awaken her powers in time to save the champions, her father, and the entire Hyrule kingdom. By the time Link holds Zelda in his arms, the flashback ends and the player doesn't get to see what happens after]]. While Nintendo wasn't exactly lying in the trailer, the scene was just presented out of context for the sake of hype.
27th Feb '17 9:24:50 AM erforce
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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', everything [[spoiler:Princess Natalia Dragomiroff]] says to Hercule Poirot. They had to lie to throw him off the trail, but honor dictated they couldn't do it outright so they "merely" gave the nearest equivalent answer. For example; Mr. Whitehead became Mr. Snowpeak.

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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974'', everything [[spoiler:Princess Natalia Dragomiroff]] says to Hercule Poirot. They had to lie to throw him off the trail, but honor dictated they couldn't do it outright so they "merely" gave the nearest equivalent answer. For example; Mr. Whitehead became Mr. Snowpeak.
18th Feb '17 11:29:46 AM Pastykake
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This is most commonly used by oracles who are trying to create a ProphecyTwist but haven't sufficiently mastered the art of [[DoubleEntendre double meanings.]] Instead of taking advantage of a non-obvious but [[AmbiguousSyntax genuine]] [[ExactWords ambiguity of phrasing]], or relying on [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic elaborate symbolism]], the oracle takes an unambiguous statement and tries to pretend that there was another valid meaning. It is also what separates a LiteralGenie from a JackassGenie, as the latter stretches the interpretation of the wish beyond the bounds of credibility just to get the wisher into trouble. Also often used by TheFairFolk and others who CanNotTellALie. It can be a ([[LoopholeAbuse questionable]]) way of TakingAThirdOption when faced with ToBeLawfulOrGood in the form of whether to tell the truth if it causes harm.

Less commonly, it is used in the wake of a {{Retcon}}, in an effort to smooth over the inconsistencies introduced by said retcon. In the previous TropeNamer, Franchise/StarWars, a line from the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi third movie]] practically {{Hand Wave}}s the fact that the line from the first movie was originally intended to be describing two different people, [[LyingCreator despite any of]] Lucas' [[WordOfGod belated claims to the contrary]].

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This is most commonly used by oracles who are trying to create a ProphecyTwist but haven't sufficiently mastered the art of [[DoubleEntendre [[DoubleMeaning double meanings.]] Instead of taking advantage of a non-obvious but [[AmbiguousSyntax genuine]] [[ExactWords ambiguity of phrasing]], or relying on [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic elaborate symbolism]], the oracle takes an unambiguous statement and tries to pretend that there was another valid meaning. It is also what separates a LiteralGenie from a JackassGenie, as the latter stretches the interpretation of the wish beyond the bounds of credibility just to get the wisher into trouble. Also often used by TheFairFolk and others who CanNotTellALie.CannotTellALie. It can be a ([[LoopholeAbuse questionable]]) way of TakingAThirdOption when faced with ToBeLawfulOrGood in the form of whether to tell the truth if it causes harm.

Less commonly, it is used in the wake of a {{Retcon}}, in an effort to smooth over the inconsistencies introduced by said retcon. In the previous TropeNamer, Franchise/StarWars, '' Franchise/StarWars'', a line from the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi third movie]] practically {{Hand Wave}}s the fact that the line from the first movie was originally intended to be describing two different people, [[LyingCreator despite any of]] Lucas' George Lucas's [[WordOfGod belated claims to the contrary]].
16th Feb '17 8:32:36 AM kensu
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' it's revealed that the cover story of the events at the end of the previous film has it that Batman killed Harvey Dent. This is actually true, Harvey Dent died from a fall after Batman shoved him off a roof, but it leaves out the important part: he did so because Harvey/Two-Face was about to kill Commissioner Gordon's son.
7th Feb '17 7:45:50 PM PaulA
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** In the sequel series ''Literature/HeroesOfOlympus'' Mars pretends to have never met Percy by using this trope.

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** In the sequel series ''Literature/HeroesOfOlympus'' ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' Mars pretends to have never met Percy by using this trope.
4th Feb '17 11:32:15 PM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Fireheart and Graystripe are caught coming back onto [=ThunderClan=] territory after sneaking away to check on [=RiverClan=] (who are suffering because the river is flooded). When asked to explain themselves, they claim that they wanted to see how far the floods went, which was true, but not the whole truth.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
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Fireheart and Graystripe are caught coming back onto [=ThunderClan=] territory after sneaking away to check on [=RiverClan=] (who are suffering because the river is flooded). When asked to explain themselves, they claim that they wanted to see how far the floods went, which was true, but not the whole truth.truth.
** ''The Ultimate Guide'', which was written by an author particularly sympathetic to Ashfur, omits his betrayal and attempted murder of Firestar (attempting to frame Brambleclaw in the process) by saying that he "was not a friend of Firestar".
21st Jan '17 11:46:58 AM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': When the team in "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E4TaskForceX Task Force X]]" argues they have no chance against the League, Clock King declares they are going to infiltrate the Watch Tower at its weakest roll call of supers. When Captain Boomerang ask him to define "weakest" Clock King plays a PhotoMontage of Captain Atom, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter with [[ScareChord ominous music]]. Nobody feels better about it.[[note]]Technically, Clock King is correct, as only three League members would be their weakest point from a personnel standpoint.. Apparently them being three of the strongest individual members of the League doesn't change that assessment.[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': When the team in "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E4TaskForceX Task Force X]]" argues they have no chance against the League, Clock King declares they are going to infiltrate the Watch Tower at its weakest roll call of supers. When Captain Boomerang ask him to define "weakest" Clock King plays a PhotoMontage of Captain Atom, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter with [[ScareChord ominous music]]. Nobody feels better about it.[[note]]Technically, Clock King is correct, as only three League members would be their weakest point from a personnel standpoint.. standpoint. Apparently them being three of the strongest individual members of the League doesn't change that assessment.assessment (the infiltrators really need to avoid confronting ''any'' of the League members, so numbers are more important than individual power).[[/note]]
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