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3rd Apr '16 5:09:51 PM ading
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* ''Theatre/TheResistibleRiseOfArturoUi'': Arturo Ui is introduced moping about how everyone's forgotten about the things he's done. More specifically, the fact that he murdered twenty people.
3rd Apr '16 5:07:43 PM ading
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* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', Michael Corleone is put on trial. He tells the court how offensive he finds it that a war hero like himself should have his name slandered by accusations of criminal activity. However, the audience knows he's at the head of New York's most powerful mob family.
14th Mar '16 7:53:50 PM DoctorCooper
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Very often TruthInTelevision.

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Very often TruthInTelevision.TruthInTelevision, sadly. [[noreallife]]



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* TruthInTelevision, sadly. In fact there are too many examples to count, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please don't]] [[AnAesop add any]].
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11th Mar '16 9:38:34 AM kataangluvr
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* [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] seems to enjoy playing this. Whenever he interacts with L, who rightfully deduces that he's Kira, he acts like a poor kid who's being charged with something he's innocent of. Everyone on the task force does fall for this trick and get mad at L for finding new reasons why he believes that he's Kira. [[spoiler:During the Mello/Near arc, the task force slowly begin to understand why L thought Light was Kira and they try to bring him in.]]
** The first movie ups this trope to the max. [[spoiler: Naomi Misora, under the influence of the Death Note, holds Light's girlfriend, Shihori, as a hostage and threatens to shoot her unless he admitted to being Kira. Shihori breaks free and, also being under the Death Note's power, takes a bullet that was meant for him. All of this was an elaborate plan to make him look innocent and get the police to feel bad for thinking that he was Kira.]]
17th Jan '16 10:40:00 AM nombretomado
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* One female serial killer attempted to pull this one in ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' by saying that she was raped so many times that she can't remember, but Detective Benson doesn't fall for it. She just makes fun of it by saying "''Right, and your mother died, and your dad beat ya''".

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* One female serial killer attempted to pull this one in ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' by saying that she was raped so many times that she can't remember, but Detective Benson doesn't fall for it. She just makes fun of it by saying "''Right, and your mother died, and your dad beat ya''".
15th Jan '16 5:33:28 PM Adept
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* Mikan in SuperDanganRonpa2 legitimately thinks that she is a victim, and that nobody will "forgive her existence".[[spoiler: This attitude causes the characters to hesitate in a trial when they start finding out that evidence seems to point to her as the culprit, as she has been kind to them and nursed some of them back to health previously]]. This is a complicated example, as [[spoiler:Mikan ''has'' been the victim of a lifetime of unjustified abuse at the hands of her peers]]; this trope comes into play when [[spoiler:she uses this past to justify murdering two people.]]

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* Mikan in SuperDanganRonpa2 ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' legitimately thinks that she is a victim, and that nobody will "forgive her existence".[[spoiler: This attitude causes the characters to hesitate in a trial when they start finding out that evidence seems to point to her as the culprit, as she has been kind to them and nursed some of them back to health previously]]. This is a complicated example, as [[spoiler:Mikan ''has'' been the victim of a lifetime of unjustified abuse at the hands of her peers]]; this trope comes into play when [[spoiler:she uses this past to justify murdering two people.]]
6th Jan '16 12:59:57 AM amphiboly
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18th Dec '15 12:39:20 PM case
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* TruthInTelevision, sadly. In fact there are too many examples to count, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please don't add any]].

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* TruthInTelevision, sadly. In fact there are too many examples to count, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please don't don't]] [[AnAesop add any]].
29th Nov '15 7:12:15 AM Prfnoff
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* Also pulled by [[spoiler: Yuzuha]] in the TenchiMuyo: ''Daughter of Darkness'' movie. Particularly jarring because [[spoiler: she]] does it [[spoiler: after cruelly killing her own "daughter", Mayuka, and mocking her friends's grief at her death. ]]
* Used to agitate Medaka in MedakaBox by Kumagawa as [[spoiler:after he and Zenkichi appeared to have died after their Student Council battle. However the events that cause their supposed death were due to Zenkichi actions so technically Kumagawa was the victim. Kumagawa made this statement after his powers brought him back though. Also, Zenkicki [[NotQuiteDead was brought back by someone else, though he wasn't dead.]]]]

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* Also pulled by [[spoiler: Yuzuha]] in the TenchiMuyo: ''Daughter ''Anime/TenchiMuyo: Daughter of Darkness'' movie. Particularly jarring because [[spoiler: she]] does it [[spoiler: after cruelly killing her own "daughter", Mayuka, and mocking her friends's grief at her death. ]]
* Used to agitate Medaka in MedakaBox ''Manga/MedakaBox'' by Kumagawa as [[spoiler:after he and Zenkichi appeared to have died after their Student Council battle. However the events that cause their supposed death were due to Zenkichi actions so technically Kumagawa was the victim. Kumagawa made this statement after his powers brought him back though. Also, Zenkicki [[NotQuiteDead was brought back by someone else, though he wasn't dead.]]]]
3rd Sep '15 9:41:49 AM kquinn0830
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* In ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', Jordan Belfort's narration tries to paint himself as an innocent victim who is being targeted by Patrick Denham and the FBI because they are jealous of his life of luxury and don't want him to be successful. However, it's obvious to the audience that the only reason he became successful is because he's a thief who steals money from people through stock fraud and Denham is pursuing him because he's breaking the law
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