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22nd Apr '16 7:36:32 PM Divra
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\n* ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'' The tale of how the Dalton brothers met their fate in Coffeyville is told three different ways by three different characters; Ben (a Coffeyville native), Dwight (who has read about the event) and Silas (who may [[UnreliableNarrator or may not]] have been part of the posse tracking the Daltons). About the only thing they can agree on is that the Daltons robbed banks in Coffeyville on a certain day.

13th Apr '16 9:23:04 AM SuperBlah
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' uses this both as narrative device and gameplay mechanic. We get the different versions of the story from the three main characters, who interpret the events of the story differently. Also, each one of them ends in an ambiguous manner. Only when we complete the three arcs we can comprehend the story as it is and get to see the true ending. Unlike most versions though, their stories don't contradict each other, they just lack all the information.
31st Mar '16 4:20:04 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dream]] in the beginning of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is from Madoka's point of view. She sees Homura struggling against a powerful witch and crying out for help, Kyubey tells her she could save Homura by becoming a MagicalGirl, and she wakes up on the verge of deciding to do so. Near the end of the series, we see the same event from Homura's perspective, and learn that [[spoiler:it happened in the past, not the future, and Homura wasn't crying for help. She was trying to tell Madoka not to listen to Kyubey, who was tricking her into becoming an overpowered witch so he could collect a huge dose of energy. She turned into a witch almost immediately after making the contract, explaining why the dream ended at that moment]].
* There are three important factions interested in Haruhi from the beginning in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. Those are the espers, time travelers and aliens. All of them offer different explanations for what exactly Haruhi is and what she did three years ago, as well as giving different explanations of their origins. The esper says Haruhi created all three groups, is possibly a god and remade the world three years ago. The time traveler says time travelers came to investigate a problem Haruhi caused, that she's just a normal person with an odd ability and that she broke the time plane three years ago rather than remaking the universe. The alien spews a lot of big words that Kyon can't really understand, then later says she's not going to offer any more explanations because Kyon has no way of knowing if she's telling the truth while pointing out all three groups have good reason to lie to him. The implication is that all three are partially correct, but also either withholding information, mistaken or outright lying. It only gets more complicated from there.

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* The [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dream]] in the beginning of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is from Madoka's point of view. She sees Homura struggling against a powerful witch and crying out for help, Kyubey tells her she could save Homura by becoming a MagicalGirl, and she wakes up on the verge of deciding to do so. Near the end of the series, we see the audience sees the same event from Homura's perspective, and learn learns that [[spoiler:it happened in the past, not the future, and Homura wasn't crying for help. She was trying to tell Madoka not to listen to Kyubey, who was tricking her into becoming an overpowered witch so he could collect a huge dose of energy. She Madoka couldn't hear it, so she contracted anyway and turned into a witch almost immediately after making the said contract, explaining why the dream ended at that moment]].
* There are three important factions interested in Haruhi from the beginning in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. Those are the espers, time travelers and aliens. All of them offer different explanations for what exactly Haruhi is and what she did three years ago, as well as giving different explanations of their origins. The esper ([[spoiler: Itsuki]]) says Haruhi created all three groups, is possibly a god and remade the world three years ago. The time traveler ([[spoiler: Mikuru]]) says time travelers came to investigate a problem Haruhi caused, that she's just a normal person with an odd ability and that she broke the time plane three years ago rather than remaking the universe. The alien ([[spoiler: Yuki]]) spews a lot of big words that Kyon can't really understand, then later says she's not going to offer any more explanations because Kyon has no way of knowing if she's telling the truth while pointing out all three groups have good reason to lie to him. The implication is that all ''all three are partially correct, correct'', but also either withholding information, mistaken or outright lying. It only gets more complicated from there.



* ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'' does this at least twice, with Ryoko and Ayeka telling wildly different versions of the same event, each one altering the story to make the teller seem morally superior to the other.
* A rather touching case in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Simon tells about the time they were trapped in a cave-in, and he was only able to keep digging to get them out because Kamina was there to encourage him. Later we hear (via Yoko) Kamina's story about the time they were trapped in a cave-in, and he was only able to keep his cool because Simon kept digging.
* ''Anime/TrueTears'' has this for the conversation when Shinichiro entered Hiromi's room.''

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* ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'' does this at least twice, with Ryoko and Ayeka telling wildly different versions of the same event, each one altering the story to make the teller seem morally superior to the other.
other. i.e, there's their conflicting versions of how they met as little girls: Ryoko claims that Ayeka bullied the Hell out of her, whereas Ayeka says Ryoko was the real bully.
* A rather touching case in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Simon tells about the time they were trapped in a cave-in, and says that he was only able to keep digging to get them out because Kamina was there to encourage him. him and kept his spirits up through the whole incident. Later we hear the audience hears (via Yoko) Kamina's story about version of the time they were trapped in a cave-in, same story, and Kamina says that he was only able to keep his cool because Simon kept digging.
digging and this gave ''him'' the courage he needed.
* ''Anime/TrueTears'' has this for the conversation when Shinichiro entered Hiromi's room.''



* The Creator/JetLi film ''Film/{{Hero}}'' used a variation of this trope. It opens with a Qin soldier being granted audience with the emperor to tell him of how he killed three notorious assassins. The emperor, however, doesn't believe the details of the account, so he tells what he thinks happened. The soldier admits that he wasn't telling the truth, and tells what actually happened. Each version of the story has its own ColorMotif to differentiate it. Director Creator/ZhangYimou's SignatureStyle is the rich and symbolic use of color.

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* The Creator/JetLi film ''Film/{{Hero}}'' used a variation of this trope. It opens with a Qin soldier being granted audience with the emperor TheEmperor to tell him of how he killed three notorious assassins. The emperor, Emperor, however, doesn't believe the details of the account, so he tells what he thinks happened. The soldier admits that he wasn't telling the truth, and tells what actually happened. Each version of the story has its own ColorMotif to differentiate it.it: red for the soldier's first story, blue for the Emperor's version, and white for the real tale. Director Creator/ZhangYimou's SignatureStyle is the rich and symbolic use of color.
21st Mar '16 5:52:50 PM WillKeaton
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* This ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic: ''[[http://miggy.livejournal.com/841553.html Three Tons]]''.

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* This ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic: ''[[http://miggy.livejournal.com/841553.html Three Tons]]''.Tons.]]''



* This ''Manga/OnePiece'' fanfic: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1580928/1/ Silver River]]''.

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* This ''Manga/OnePiece'' fanfic: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1580928/1/ Silver River]]''.River.]]''



* This ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' fic: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6552286/1/ In a Shrine]]''.

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* This ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' fic: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6552286/1/ In a Shrine]]''.Shrine.]]''
19th Mar '16 2:36:16 PM TheNicestGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Over the course of the episode "Victor. Echo. November.", three different characters recount the tale of how Phantom Limb made his arms and legs invisible. It is completely different every time, though each also involves Billy "Quizboy" Whelan and how he himself ended up with a cybernetic arm. At the end of the episode, Dr. Venture even asks Billy directly about his arm; he replies, "That's an excellent question. I have no idea." The following season, the true story is told in flashback. It turns out everyone was wrong, though each story had a grain of truth (except Hank's, which was completely off the wall). Oddly enough, Billy's claim not to know his own story was also true.
25th Feb '16 11:44:46 AM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', from the episode "The Story of Catcher Freeman", how the slaves were freed from Master Colonel Lynchwater's plantation:
** Grandad tells a stereotypical action movie plot, with escaped slave Catcher Freeman as TheHero and "a black-ass-Batman"; Thelma as a vapid but attractive DamselInDistress; Master Colonel as an ass; and Tobias, as a generally useless race traitor house slave who wrote the world's first film script... before films were invented.
** Ruckus tells a backward CardCarryingVillain story, with "Catch-''A''-Freeman" as a superhuman, slave-catching slave/attack dog; Thelma as a cackling, scheming "hi-yella mulatto Jezebel hussy"; Master Colonel as a normal, well-intentioned man attempting to civilize the slaves harassing him; and Tobias as Master's favorite slave, and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial most definitely not the Colonels son]] and... a generally useless race traitor.
** Huey finally sets both of them straight with the true version, ''from the internet'', which shows: [[spoiler:Catcher Freeman and Tobias were the same person, Master Colonel's illegitimate slave son, a FakeUltimateHero, a writing genius, and... a generally useless race traitor. Thelma was TheHero, and Master Colonel was a fairly decent slavemaster leaving Ruckus and Grandad in an agreement to disagree with each other, but moreso [[CassandraTruth Huey]]]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', from the ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Story of Catcher Freeman", how the slaves were freed from Master Freeman" is told via conflicting historical flashbacks about a slave revolt on Colonel Lynchwater's plantation:
** Grandad Granddad tells a stereotypical cliched action movie plot, with escaped slave Catcher Freeman as TheHero and "a black-ass-Batman"; a {{badass}} {{hero}} who rescues slaves from slavers; Thelma as a vapid but attractive DamselInDistress; DamselInDistress and LoveInterest; Master Colonel as an ass; the BigBad; and Colonel's [[TheDragon loyal slave]] Tobias, as a generally useless race traitor [[BoomerangBigot race-traitor house slave slave]] who wrote the world's first film script... [[AnachronismStew before films were invented.
invented]].
** Ruckus tells a backward CardCarryingVillain and racist story, with "Catch-''A''-Freeman" as a superhuman, slave-catching slave/attack dog; superhuman slave who captured runaway slaves; Thelma as a cackling, scheming "hi-yella mulatto Jezebel hussy"; an evil and promiscuous FemmeFatale who seduces Catcha; Master Colonel as a normal, well-intentioned nice man attempting who ineffectually tries to civilize the discipline ungrateful slaves harassing him; who find HappinessInSlavery (which according to Ruckus was a jolly fun time where black people didn't have to work); and Tobias as Master's favorite slave, and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial most definitely not the Colonels Colonel's son]] and... a generally useless race traitor.
** Huey finally sets both of them straight with the true version, ''from the internet'', which shows: [[spoiler:Catcher Freeman and Tobias were the same person, reveals: [[spoiler:The so-called "Catcher Freeman" was based on Tobias, Master Colonel's illegitimate slave son, a FakeUltimateHero, a writing genius, and... a generally useless race traitor. FakeUltimateHero who takes credit after he accidentally kills Master Colonel (he meant to shoot Thelma). Thelma was TheHero, the real hero of the story, and Master Colonel was a fairly decent slavemaster slave master, leaving Ruckus and Grandad Granddad in an agreement to disagree with each other, but moreso more so [[CassandraTruth Huey]]]].Huey]].]]
21st Feb '16 3:49:38 PM quirkygenius
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* ''Literature/TheBible'':

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* ''Literature/TheBible'':The three holy books of the Abrahamic faiths have this to varying degrees.
11th Feb '16 5:09:14 PM spoonofevil
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* In ''Film/CourageUnderFire'', Creator/DenzelWashington investigates the circumstances surrounding Meg Ryan's character's death in battle, and each member of her platoon has a different story about how it happened. [[spoiler: One of the first people he asks later gives him the disturbing real version.]]

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* In ''Film/CourageUnderFire'', Creator/DenzelWashington investigates the circumstances surrounding Meg Ryan's character's death in battle, and each member of her platoon has a different story about how it happened. One account claims she's just as heroic as everybody says, while another account claims she was actually an incompetent coward. [[spoiler: One of the first people he asks later gives him the disturbing real version.]]



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 11, the transport the protagonists are riding in mysteriously crash lands on a remote planet, and one of the subplots if figuring out what exactly happened. In a series of flashbacks, it shows that ''all'' of the protagonists had done something that could have possibly crashed the ship, from distracting the pilot to accidentally shutting down the engines. This throws up the question of which of them caused the crash, or if it was all of their combined efforts that did it. Finally, it's revealed later that an alien tractor beam forcibly pulled the ship to the planet.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 11, the transport the protagonists are riding in mysteriously crash lands on a remote planet, and one of the subplots if figuring out what exactly happened. In a series of flashbacks, it shows that ''all'' of the protagonists had done something that could have possibly crashed the ship, from distracting the pilot to accidentally shutting down the engines. This throws up the question of which of them caused the crash, or if it was all of their combined efforts that did it. Finally, it's revealed later that an alien tractor beam forcibly pulled the ship to the planet.

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 11, the transport the protagonists are riding in mysteriously crash lands on a remote planet, and one of the subplots if figuring out what exactly happened. In a series of flashbacks, it shows that ''all'' of the protagonists had done something that could have possibly crashed the ship, from distracting the pilot to accidentally shutting down the engines. This throws up the question of which of them caused the crash, or if it was all of their combined efforts that did it. Finally, it's revealed later that an alien tractor beam forcibly pulled the ship to the planet.
11th Feb '16 5:05:43 PM spoonofevil
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 11, the transport the protagonists are riding in mysteriously crash lands on a remote planet, and one of the subplots if figuring out what exactly happened. In a series of flashbacks, it shows that ''all'' of the protagonists had done something that could have possibly crashed the ship, from distracting the pilot to accidentally shutting down the engines. This throws up the question of which of them caused the crash, or if it was all of their combined efforts that did it. Finally, it's revealed later that an alien tractor beam forcibly pulled the ship to the planet.
6th Feb '16 10:03:01 PM jormis29
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by The Illusion from ''Anime/CardCaptorSakura'' in Episode 6. Because they represent what each person is expecting to see, Sakura and her friends cannot settle on what they saw, like Tomoyo picturing a nikuman since she was hungry and Sakura picturing Nadeshiko since it was their birthday. However, this is ultimately [[ExploitedTrope exploited]] by Sakura, as she expects Nadeshiko, and comes to seal the card after realising that [[OutOfCharacterAlert her mother would never let her fall of a cliff]].
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