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9th Feb '17 8:44:16 PM Loekman3
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* In ''DragonBallSuper'', Gohan gets roped into being a stuntman in a Great Saiyaman movie[[note]]Note that aside from Mr. Satan, nobody involved with the film realizes that Gohan '''is''' the Great Saiyaman[[/note]], and Videl pisses off the star Barry Kahn by not fawning over him when he tries to impress her. In revenge, he tries to make it look like Gohan is having an affair with the film's leading lady, who Barry blackmailed into helping him. When Barry shows up with photos of Gohan leaving the actress's apartment (and getting a thank-you kiss for helping her memorize her lines), Gohan starts to say something like this...but Videl just tears up the photos and reveals that she ''instantly'' saw through the trick; she knows Gohan well enough to realize he'd never cheat, and she calls Barry pathetic for trying to destroy their marriage just because she didn't stroke his ego.

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* In ''DragonBallSuper'', ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Gohan gets roped into being a stuntman in a Great Saiyaman movie[[note]]Note that aside from Mr. Satan, nobody involved with the film realizes that Gohan '''is''' the Great Saiyaman[[/note]], and Videl pisses off the star Barry Kahn by not fawning over him when he tries to impress her. In revenge, he tries to make it look like Gohan is having an affair with the film's leading lady, who Barry blackmailed into helping him. When Barry shows up with photos of Gohan leaving the actress's apartment (and getting a thank-you kiss for helping her memorize her lines), Gohan starts to say something like this...but Videl just tears up the photos and reveals that she ''instantly'' saw through the trick; she knows Gohan well enough to realize he'd never cheat, and she calls Barry pathetic for trying to destroy their marriage just because she didn't stroke his ego.
6th Feb '17 12:52:41 PM AutumnLeaves
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* In ''Literature/TheYearOfTheRat'', one of the heroes (a notorious ChivalrousPervert) is spotted through a window of a brothel, pinning a half-naked woman to her bed, his hands on her breasts. The heroine immediately jumps to the conclusion that is obviously right. Only it isn't: the guy was in the process of questioning a hired assassin, and moreover, her masquerade as a prostitute hadn't fooled him for a single moment.
6th Feb '17 1:01:37 AM weirdfantasy
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* ''Film/StrokerAce'': The morning following a romantic evening, Lugs finds Pembrook crying at the hotel. The only word she gets out is Stroker's name, so Lugs tracks down Stroker and busts him in the face, believing that Stroker had sex with her. Neither one of them gets the chance to explain that Pembrook passed out from the champagne and Stroker didn't have the heart to take advantage of her like that.
15th Jan '17 2:54:54 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''DragonBallSuper'', Gohan gets roped into being a stuntman in a Great Saiyaman movie[[note]]Note that aside from Mr. Satan, nobody involved with the film realizes that Gohan '''is''' the Great Saiyaman[[/note]], and Videl pisses off the star Barry Kahn by not fawning over him when he tries to impress her. In revenge, he tries to make it look like Gohan is having an affair with the film's leading lady, who Barry blackmailed into helping him. When Barry shows up with photos of Gohan leaving the actress's apartment (and getting a thank-you kiss for helping her memorize her lines), Gohan starts to say something like this...but Videl just tears up the photos and reveals that she ''instantly'' saw through the trick; she knows Gohan well enough to realize he'd never cheat, and she calls Barry pathetic for trying to destroy their marriage just because she didn't stroke his ego.
9th Jan '17 10:30:29 AM Lirodon
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* Invoked by a Canadian broadcaster promoting audio described programming for the vision impaired; the ad starts off blurry, looking like something, but then the scene is revealed to be something else, with the justification that without described video, someone vision impaired wouldn't know the scene was the other thing (i.e. sounding like a woman giving birth in a hospital, but actually a couple unsuccessfully trying to cram a sofa into an elevator)
8th Jan '17 3:41:44 PM nombretomado
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** Subversion at a different part of the trope later on. After {{Ultimatum}} Spidey stops Mysterio from robbing a gold reserve, but when the police arrive, it's just him. He starts off with "Wait, this is not what it looks like!", but they hear him out, and ''believe him''.

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** Subversion at a different part of the trope later on. After {{Ultimatum}} ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}} Spidey stops Mysterio from robbing a gold reserve, but when the police arrive, it's just him. He starts off with "Wait, this is not what it looks like!", but they hear him out, and ''believe him''.
1st Jan '17 7:04:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* A particularly horrific subversion of this trope occurred in ''AmericanGothic'': Sutpen, a convicted killer now released from prison for good behavior, is taken in by Carter as fulfillment of a debt to Buck... after which he begins, quite unsubtly, to [[DirtyOldMan put the moves on Carter's daughter]]. ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything The popsicle-suckling scene]] is particularly over-the-top.) After catching Sutpen and his apparently willing daughter practically skinny-dipping together, then giggling and tickling each other under the sheets, Carter forbids them from having any more contact. The very next night, he hears giggling again, grabs his rifle, bursts into his daughter's room, and fires...[[spoiler:only to discover it was his daughter and wife playing together, and he had just killed his wife.]] The fact this is apparently a repeat of history and the reason Sutpen was locked up in the first place, [[spoiler:as it's strongly implied Sutpen accidentally killed the wrong man for sleeping with his wife, when it was ''Carter'' who had done the deed]], [[LaserGuidedKarma only puts the icing on the cake]].
* In ''{{Roswell}}'', this happens in the early stages of the Max/Liz/Kyle triangle, when a suspicious Kyle has followed Max and Liz (Max is driving). Liz ducks down into the driver's side foot-pit to either retrieve something or hide from the person ''they'' came to follow, and Kyle draws the obvious conclusion.

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* A particularly horrific subversion of this trope occurred in ''AmericanGothic'': ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'': Sutpen, a convicted killer now released from prison for good behavior, is taken in by Carter as fulfillment of a debt to Buck... after which he begins, quite unsubtly, to [[DirtyOldMan put the moves on Carter's daughter]]. ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything The popsicle-suckling scene]] is particularly over-the-top.) After catching Sutpen and his apparently willing daughter practically skinny-dipping together, then giggling and tickling each other under the sheets, Carter forbids them from having any more contact. The very next night, he hears giggling again, grabs his rifle, bursts into his daughter's room, and fires...[[spoiler:only to discover it was his daughter and wife playing together, and he had just killed his wife.]] The fact this is apparently a repeat of history and the reason Sutpen was locked up in the first place, [[spoiler:as it's strongly implied Sutpen accidentally killed the wrong man for sleeping with his wife, when it was ''Carter'' who had done the deed]], [[LaserGuidedKarma only puts the icing on the cake]].
* In ''{{Roswell}}'', ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', this happens in the early stages of the Max/Liz/Kyle triangle, when a suspicious Kyle has followed Max and Liz (Max is driving). Liz ducks down into the driver's side foot-pit to either retrieve something or hide from the person ''they'' came to follow, and Kyle draws the obvious conclusion.
30th Dec '16 3:38:15 PM DarkHunter
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** Also in one episode, Akane burns herself while trying to ignite Ranma's rage; the fire has burned off her top so she's left in her bra, and Ranma gives her his shirt to cover herself. Ryôga comes across this -- and thinks Ranma tried to rape her.

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** Also in one episode, Akane burns herself while trying to ignite Ranma's rage; the fire has burned off her top so she's left in her bra, and Ranma gives her his shirt to cover herself. Ryôga comes across this -- and thinks Ranma tried to rape her. For once, though, ''Akane's'' the one trying to explain it isn't what it looks like, while Ranma plays along with Ryoga's misunderstanding because he actually wants Ryoga angry at him.
25th Dec '16 5:09:07 PM ShiroAkuma
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* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' has an epic one after Lunar spills water on herself, causing her to revert to her mermaid form. Nagasumi tries to dry her off, only for her to revert to her human form at the worst possible time: her father enters the room as Nagasumi is rubbing Lunar's butt with a towel. He nearly gets killed over it. It's worth mentioning that Lunar's father is the Terminator, and Nagasume was already on thin ice just by ''existing''.

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* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' has an epic one after Lunar spills water on herself, causing her to revert to her mermaid form. Nagasumi tries to dry her off, only for her to revert to her human form at the worst possible time: her father enters the room as Nagasumi is rubbing Lunar's butt with a towel. He nearly gets killed killed/forced into marrying Lunar over it. It's worth mentioning that Lunar's father is the Terminator, and Nagasume Nagasumi was already on thin ice just by ''existing''.
30th Nov '16 9:33:16 AM Pichu-kun
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* In one ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story, Archie's car gets stuck in a lake. He and Betty decide to go to a [[NoTellMotel motel]] to warm up. They end up in their underwear covered in blankets. When Betty's parents come over they get the idea that they had sex and [[ShotgunWedding try to force them to get married]].
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