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24th Aug '16 5:21:19 AM cybertoy0
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', events tend to be reported to the newspapers- and subsequently, those newspapers are distributed -incredibly fast. This is taken to extremes near the end of the Dressrosa arc, where the heroes victory over Doflamingo is made public knowledge in the course of a day.
26th Jul '16 11:18:19 PM Karxrida
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* Averted multiple times in the ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series. After Jak defeats the Metal Head leader at the end of ''JakIIRenegade'', no one in Spargus City knows who he is when he arrives there. And after he saves the world at the end of ''Jak3Wastelander'', people in Kras City only know him for his racing exploits.

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* Averted multiple times in the ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series. After Jak defeats the Metal Head leader at the end of ''JakIIRenegade'', no one in Spargus City knows who he is when he arrives there. And after he saves the world at the end of ''Jak3Wastelander'', ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'', people in Kras City only know him for his racing exploits.
13th Jul '16 10:41:19 PM Gingerkitteh
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* Steal an item from any shop and all other shopkeepers will inherently know that the item is stolen and refuse to buy it, even if it's something like a plain shortsword with no notable features. The only ones that will buy such items are "Fences" that specialize in legally-ambiguous goods anyway.
22nd Apr '16 2:05:59 PM FF32
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'''Malory''': Pam! ([[["DefensiveWhat What?"]]]) What is wrong with you?\\

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'''Malory''': Pam! ([[["DefensiveWhat What?"]]]) ([["DefensiveWhat What?"]]) What is wrong with you?\\
16th Apr '16 1:31:11 PM ironballs16
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' has this by virtue of resident gossip Pam Poovey, and best exemplified in Season One's "Stage Two", when Malory is privately sharing news of a breast cancer diagnosis she received.
-->'''Malory''': The last thing I need is this spreading like... Pam, what the hell!?\\
'''Pam''': ''(Who's currently texting the news)'' I can't help it. It's like a disease. ''(Continues texting)''\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' has this by virtue of [[GossipyHens resident gossip Pam Poovey, Poovey]], and best exemplified in Season One's the second season with "Stage Two", when Malory is privately sharing news of a breast cancer diagnosis she received.
-->'''Malory''': The last thing I need
received. Pam starts texting ''immediately''.
-->'''Cheryl/Carol''': Breast cancer!? Oh, you poor thing!\\
'''Malory''': Pam! ([[["DefensiveWhat What?"]]]) What
is this spreading like... Pam, what the hell!?\\
wrong with you?\\
'''Pam''': ''(Who's currently texting the news)'' I can't help it. It's it, it's like a disease. ''(Continues texting)''\\\\
[''{{Beat}}, starts texting again'']\\



'''Pam''': Hey! Do you not know what "disease" means!? Oh sorry, I forgot you might have...

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'''Pam''': Hey! Do you not know what "disease" means!? Oh means? Oh, sorry, [[TooSoon I forgot you might have...have]]--
16th Apr '16 9:06:39 AM ironballs16
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' has this by virtue of resident gossip Pam Poovey, and best exemplified in Season One's "Stage Two", when Malory is privately sharing news of a breast cancer diagnosis she received.
-->'''Malory''': The last thing I need is this spreading like... Pam, what the hell!?\\
'''Pam''': ''(Who's currently texting the news)'' I can't help it. It's like a disease. ''(Continues texting)''\\
'''Malory''': Pam!\\
'''Pam''': Hey! Do you not know what "disease" means!? Oh sorry, I forgot you might have...
22nd Jul '15 2:09:39 PM VPhantom
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* Averted in the 2014 update for ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. The game uses a system of conversations between NPCs to simulate the realistic spread of rumors, so if, for instance, you kill all the witnesses to your criminal activities before they leave the map, as well as everyone those witnesses spoke to in the meantime, the world will not find out about them.

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* Averted in the 2014 update for ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. The game uses a system of conversations between NPCs [=NPCs=] to simulate the realistic spread of rumors, so if, for instance, you kill all the witnesses to your criminal activities before they leave the map, as well as everyone those witnesses spoke to in the meantime, the world will not find out about them.
8th May '15 8:22:11 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally, [[OpenSecret the whole school knows.]]"''

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->''"What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally, [[OpenSecret the whole school knows.]]"''"''
8th May '15 8:21:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Occurs egregiously in the ''JimmyNeutron'' movie, when sightings of his dawn outing in a flying machine make the front page of that day's morning newspaper.
* In the SubStory ''Destination Tokyo'', we see how this sort of thing gets started: the captain asks for a particular chart. The man who fetches it shows the title to half-a-dozen men before passing it to the captain and they immediately scatter to tell everyone else. Before the captain can officially [[TitleDrop announce their destination]], a new edition of the unit paper is out and Japanese music is playing over the intercom.
* In one of the Sharpe films, the French tried to stir up disloyalty in Irish units on the continent by creating false reports of English atrocities on the Irish. Sharpe stops the plan by lampshading this trope - the reports were spread by smuggling in allegedly American newspapers, which were less than a week old according to the print dates. But during the Napoleonic Wars, crossing the Atlantic was a six week trip under ideal circumstances, meaning that for Americans to hear about the atrocities and send reports about them to soldiers in Spain, said atrocities would have had to be at least three months past, printed in papers nearly two months old.

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* Occurs egregiously in the ''JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' movie, when sightings of his dawn outing in a flying machine make the front page of that day's morning newspaper.
* In ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld'', the SubStory ''Destination Tokyo'', we see how this sort news of thing gets started: John Smith's [[spoiler:apparent]] death in the captain asks for a particular chart. The man who fetches it shows the title to half-a-dozen men before passing it to the captain and they immediately scatter to tell everyone else. Before the captain can officially [[TitleDrop announce their destination]], a new edition of the unit paper is out and Japanese music is playing over the intercom.
* In one of the Sharpe films, the French tried to stir up disloyalty in Irish units on the continent by creating false reports of English atrocities on the Irish. Sharpe stops the plan by lampshading this trope - the reports were spread by smuggling in allegedly American newspapers, which were less than a week old according to the print dates. But during the Napoleonic Wars, crossing
prologue somehow beats John Rolfe's ship across the Atlantic was a six week trip under ideal circumstances, meaning to Virginia, [[FridgeLogic despite the fact that for Americans to hear about news could only cross the atrocities and send reports about them to soldiers ocean by ship in Spain, said atrocities would have had to be at least three months past, printed in papers nearly two months old.those days]]. In fairness, this is hardly the only way ''Pocahontas'' gave historical accuracy the finger.



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* In the SubStory ''Film/DestinationTokyo'', we see how this sort of thing gets started: the captain asks for a particular chart. The man who fetches it shows the title to half-a-dozen men before passing it to the captain and they immediately scatter to tell everyone else. Before the captain can officially [[TitleDrop announce their destination]], a new edition of the unit paper is out and Japanese music is playing over the intercom.
* In one of the Film/{{Sharpe}} films, the French tried to stir up disloyalty in Irish units on the continent by creating false reports of English atrocities on the Irish. Sharpe stops the plan by lampshading this trope - the reports were spread by smuggling in allegedly American newspapers, which were less than a week old according to the print dates. But during the Napoleonic Wars, crossing the Atlantic was a six week trip under ideal circumstances, meaning that for Americans to hear about the atrocities and send reports about them to soldiers in Spain, said atrocities would have had to be at least three months past, printed in papers nearly two months old.
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* Although many fantasy series tend to underestimate how long it would take news to travel across a nation or nations, ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' often makes an effort to avert this. News and messages can take weeks or even months to pass back and forth, perhaps best illustrated with one section where several characters in a remote corner of the realm are trying to plan what to in a tight political situation without upsetting the fearsome leader of the most powerful faction in the kingdom. Said leader died several chapters earlier, and the news hasn't made it that far yet.

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* Although many fantasy series tend to underestimate how long it would take news to travel across a nation or nations, ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' often makes an effort to avert this. News and messages can take weeks or even months to pass back and forth, perhaps best illustrated with one section where several characters in a remote corner of the realm are trying to plan what to in a tight political situation without upsetting the fearsome leader of the most powerful faction in the kingdom. Said leader died several chapters earlier, and the news hasn't made it that far yet.



* Lampshaded in ''SesameStreet'': Telly created Texas Telly persona like 2 scenes ago when he meets Murray, who is ALREADY his biggest fan. "Whoa, news travel ''fast''".
* In an episode of ''EverybodyHatesChris'' where a girl kisses Chris on the cheek, he tells his friend to not tell anyone. Later, everyone at school knows. This is also parodied at the end of the episode when Chris tells his friend that him and the girl aren't in love and not to tell anyone, one second later (literally, as said by a caption) '''EVERYONE''' at school knows.

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* Lampshaded in ''SesameStreet'': ''Series/SesameStreet'': Telly created Texas Telly persona like 2 scenes ago when he meets Murray, who is ALREADY his biggest fan. "Whoa, news travel ''fast''".
* In an episode of ''EverybodyHatesChris'' ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' where a girl kisses Chris on the cheek, he tells his friend to not tell anyone. Later, everyone at school knows. This is also parodied at the end of the episode when Chris tells his friend that him and the girl aren't in love and not to tell anyone, one second later (literally, as said by a caption) '''EVERYONE''' at school knows.



* In an early ''FoxTrot'' strip:

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* In an early ''FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip:



* ''BaldursGate'' and its sequel had a "reputation" system, which was more or less a KarmaMeter, except that your actual D&D ''alignment'' was a separate affair.

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* ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' and its sequel had a "reputation" system, which was more or less a KarmaMeter, except that your actual D&D ''alignment'' was a separate affair.



* ''ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' uses this as a gameplay element. There's an NPC that deals in rumors; you pay him to get a different rumor assigned to you. They have varying effects, ranging from cheaper item prices, to increasing all stats, to increasing item effectiveness. After doing specific things (fight 200 battles, get past part in storyline, get A's in class, and so forth), you unlock different rumors.

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* ''ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' uses this as a gameplay element. There's an NPC that deals in rumors; you pay him to get a different rumor assigned to you. They have varying effects, ranging from cheaper item prices, to increasing all stats, to increasing item effectiveness. After doing specific things (fight 200 battles, get past part in storyline, get A's in class, and so forth), you unlock different rumors.



* Averted in the first ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' game. If you go to Korriban after [[spoiler:learning that you, the player, are Revan,]] and you try to tell this to a guard on the Sith academy, he won't believe you.

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* Averted in the first ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' game. If you go to Korriban after [[spoiler:learning that you, the player, are Revan,]] and you try to tell this to a guard on the Sith academy, he won't believe you.



* Averted multiple times in the ''JakAndDaxter'' series. After Jak defeats the Metal Head leader at the end of ''JakIIRenegade'', no one in Spargus City knows who he is when he arrives there. And after he saves the world at the end of ''Jak3Wastelander'', people in Kras City only know him for his racing exploits.
* Similar to the ''Mana Khemia'' example above, in ''[[{{VideoGame/Persona2}} Persona 2]]'', you can hire a detective to spread rumors which change the world. As soon as you plunk down 3000 yen on the detective's desk, the rumor is spread city-wide and has come true, whatever it's about. However, news of plot events tends to spread much more gradually, averting this trope as well, and the savvy player can even guess a couple upcoming plot twists based on how the rumors of your own exploits get exaggerated and twisted in the retelling. It's extremely [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia-inducing]] to watch and wonder how it will play out.

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* Averted multiple times in the ''JakAndDaxter'' ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series. After Jak defeats the Metal Head leader at the end of ''JakIIRenegade'', no one in Spargus City knows who he is when he arrives there. And after he saves the world at the end of ''Jak3Wastelander'', people in Kras City only know him for his racing exploits.
* Similar to the ''Mana Khemia'' example above, in ''[[{{VideoGame/Persona2}} Persona 2]]'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', you can hire a detective to spread rumors which change the world. As soon as you plunk down 3000 yen on the detective's desk, the rumor is spread city-wide and has come true, whatever it's about. However, news of plot events tends to spread much more gradually, averting this trope as well, and the savvy player can even guess a couple upcoming plot twists based on how the rumors of your own exploits get exaggerated and twisted in the retelling. It's extremely [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia-inducing]] to watch and wonder how it will play out.



* Played with in ''{{Doug}}''. After Roger uses Doug's borrowed press pass to publish a mean article, ''everyone but Doug'' knows about it, and he is mystified as to why everyone suddenly seems to hate him.

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* Played with in ''{{Doug}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. After Roger uses Doug's borrowed press pass to publish a mean article, ''everyone but Doug'' knows about it, and he is mystified as to why everyone suddenly seems to hate him.



* In the infamous ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode ''Not All Dogs Go To Heaven'', once it's announced that Brian is an atheist, '''CARS''' are thrown through the house.

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* In the infamous ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode ''Not "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven'', Heaven", once it's announced that Brian is an atheist, '''CARS''' are thrown through the house.



* In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}} II'' the news of John Smith's [[spoiler:apparent]] death in the prologue somehow beats John Rolfe's ship across the Atlantic to Virginia, [[FridgeLogic despite the fact that news could only cross the ocean by ship in those days]]. In fairness, this is hardly the only way ''Pocahontas'' gave historical accuracy the finger.
7th May '15 3:59:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', the civilians walking around often talk about your exploits, sometimes mere seconds after you perform them. This includes civilians in [[TimeTravel ancient Rome]].

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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the civilians walking around often talk about your exploits, sometimes mere seconds after you perform them. This includes civilians in [[TimeTravel ancient Rome]].
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