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12th Apr '16 2:11:05 PM Willbyr
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* Happens in ''LovelyComplex'' when Koizumi describes Otani as her perfect guy and he does not get it despite it being a perfect description of him.

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* Happens in ''LovelyComplex'' ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' when Koizumi describes Otani as her perfect guy and he does not get it despite it being a perfect description of him.
7th Mar '16 8:43:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of the American ''TheOffice'', one of the workers is flashed by a pervert. Pam is asked to draw up a description of the man in order to make wanted posters. Pam ends up drawing Dwight with a moustache and asks him to put the posters up. Dwight does so, even mentioning happily that he wants the "pervert" to be caught.

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* In an episode of the American ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', one of the workers is flashed by a pervert. Pam is asked to draw up a description of the man in order to make wanted posters. Pam ends up drawing Dwight with a moustache and asks him to put the posters up. Dwight does so, even mentioning happily that he wants the "pervert" to be caught.



* In ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', Barney overhears Andy and Aunt Bea talking about a particularly irritating KnowNothingKnowItAll. They look horrified when Barney walks into the room, only for him to agree that people like that are annoying.

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* In ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'', Barney overhears Andy and Aunt Bea talking about a particularly irritating KnowNothingKnowItAll. They look horrified when Barney walks into the room, only for him to agree that people like that are annoying.



* In ''TheWire'', it's subverted when detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] is at the FBI getting a profile on the "serial murderer" that he [[spoiler:faked all the evidence for]] that basically describes [=McNulty=] himself to perfection. He's visibly unnerved by the accuracy of the description, but makes an effort to hide it.

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* In ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', it's subverted when detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] is at the FBI getting a profile on the "serial murderer" that he [[spoiler:faked all the evidence for]] that basically describes [=McNulty=] himself to perfection. He's visibly unnerved by the accuracy of the description, but makes an effort to hide it.
24th Feb '16 9:35:47 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Tony Stark starts painting Loki in a not very flattering light, not realizing until the very end that he's describing himself as well, in the process.

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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Tony Stark starts painting Loki in a not very flattering light, not realizing until the very end that he's describing himself as well, in the process.
26th Jan '16 6:16:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', Nozaki asks Sakura if there's anybody she likes and she describes her unsuccessful confession to Nozaki himself without mentioning his name. His response? "What's so good about a guy like that?"

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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', Nozaki asks Sakura if there's anybody she likes and she describes her unsuccessful confession to Nozaki himself without mentioning his name. His response? "What's so good about a guy like that?"
12th Jan '16 12:58:43 PM azul120
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An embarrassed or [[{{Hypocrisy}} hypocritical]] character might ''act'' like this, while keeping quiet about knowing the description is accurate ("I'm sure I don't know ''what'' you're talking about"). A disguised character might pretend to be oblivious but [[ButHeSoundsHandsome compliment himself while at it]].

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An embarrassed or [[{{Hypocrisy}} hypocritical]] {{hypocrit|e}}ical character might ''act'' like this, while keeping quiet about knowing the description is accurate ("I'm sure I don't know ''what'' you're talking about"). A disguised character might pretend to be oblivious but [[ButHeSoundsHandsome compliment himself while at it]].



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7th Dec '15 3:37:14 AM DaibhidC
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** A similar example to the above happens in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex'', although it's PlayedWith as at the end of the description, the Doctor pauses and realizes what happened and then adds [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I wasn't talking about myself."]]

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** A similar example to the above happens in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex'', although it's PlayedWith as at the end of the description, the Doctor pauses and realizes what happened and then adds [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I wasn't talking about myself."]]"]] (''Or'', the Minotaur clarifies that ''it'' wasn't talking about itself, and the Doctor only realises when he translates that bit.)
8th Nov '15 9:28:29 PM Statzkeen
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** A similar example to the above happens in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex'', although it's PlayedWith as at the end of the description, the Doctor pauses and realizes what happened and then adds [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I wasn't talking about myself."]]
7th Nov '15 8:10:13 PM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'': In the OVA, Komachi describes her ideal man (and the traits that would make him unable to cheat on her), and her brother doesn't seem to realize that she just described him perfectly.
4th Nov '15 8:22:36 PM Kalaong
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-->'''Tony Stark''': He had to conquer his greed, but he knows he has to take us out to win, right? That's what he wants. He wants to beat us, he wants to be seen doing it. He wants an audience. [...] Yeah. That's just previews, this is... this is opening night. And Loki, he's a ''full-tail diva''. He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered... ''[he suddenly realizes that his own name is written in huge letters on the Stark Tower, and thus realizes that [[spoiler:Loki intends to use it for his EvilPlan]]]'' ...son of a bitch.

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-->'''Tony Stark''': He had to conquer his greed, DivideAndConquer is great, but he knows he has to take us out to win, right? That's what he wants. He wants to beat us, he wants to be seen doing it. He wants an audience. [...] Yeah. That's just previews, this is... this is opening night. And Loki, he's a ''full-tail diva''. He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered... ''[he suddenly realizes that his own name is written in huge letters on the Stark Tower, and thus realizes that [[spoiler:Loki intends to use it for his EvilPlan]]]'' ...son of a bitch.
26th Oct '15 7:36:32 AM Argon2
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* In ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'', the viewpoint character clinically remarks on the bloodlust and '[[ImplacableMan killing intent]]' of his enemies- often as if he didn't also possess those traits.
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