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23rd Dec '15 7:44:36 AM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', when the player visits Undyne's home in a Pacifist run after sparing her, Undyne very vocally declares that she would never be friends with them. Papyrus claims that Undyne is not measure to the challenge of being their friend. Cue Undyne vowing that she isn't just gonna be their friend, but their '''''best''''' friend. -->'''Undyne''': "I'll make you like me so much, you won't be able to think of anyone else!!! Fuhuhuhuhu, it's the PERFECT REVENGE!!"
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', when the player visits Undyne's home in a Pacifist run after sparing her, Undyne very vocally declares that she would never be friends with them. Papyrus claims that Undyne is not measure up to the challenge of being their friend. Cue Undyne vowing that she isn't just gonna be their friend, but their '''''best''''' friend. -->'''Undyne''': "I'll make you like me so much, you won't be able to think of anyone else!!! else!!! Fuhuhuhuhu, it's the PERFECT REVENGE!!"
23rd Dec '15 7:43:56 AM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', when the player visits Undyne's home in a Pacifist run after sparing her, Undyne very vocally declares that she would never be friends with them. Papyrus claims that Undyne is not measure to the challenge of being their friend. Cue Undyne vowing that she isn't just gonna be their friend, but their '''''best''''' friend. -->'''Undyne''': "I'll make you like me so much, you won't be able to think of anyone else!!! Fuhuhuhuhu, it's the PERFECT REVENGE!!"
25th Nov '15 3:31:04 AM eroock
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* TheWhitestKidsUKnow want you to know that you should not say that you want to kill the president. It's definitely illegal to say that.
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* TheWhitestKidsUKnow ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'' want you to know that you should not say that you want to kill the president. It's definitely illegal to say that.
23rd Nov '15 4:34:25 AM ultima-e
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* Evoked and lampshaded by the protagonist in ''VideoGame/TheSilentAge'' about a button on the wall in the club: -->'''Joe:''' "Please do not press the button." Oh come on. If they really didn't want people to press the button, why'd they put up the sign?
26th Oct '15 12:55:57 PM ngh93
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* Parodied by the ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' film, where Sarah Michelle Gellar confuses the heck out of some guy with a chicken who tells her not to go to a haunted house by wondering aloud whether he's using reverse psychology, reverse reverse psychology, reverse reverse reverse psychology, or something else entirely. Upshot: she's going to look for clues there.
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* Parodied by the ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' film, where Sarah Michelle Gellar Daphne confuses the heck out of some guy with a chicken who tells her not to go to a haunted house by wondering aloud whether he's using reverse psychology, reverse reverse psychology, reverse reverse reverse psychology, or something else entirely. Upshot: she's going to look for clues there.there. -->'''Voodoo Guy''': What ever you do Miss, do not, I repeat NOT go into the Spooky Island castle!\\ '''Daphne''': AH-HA! You WANT me to go into that castle!\\ '''Voodoo Guy''': Didn't you hear what I just said?\\ '''Daphne''': But you're scary and you knew I'd do the opposite of what you said so you told me not to go up to that castle so I would go up to that castle where you've set a trap to capture me. (''beat'') Unless... unless you knew I'd figure it out so you told me not to go up to that castle so I would think that you wanted me to go so I wouldn't go just like you didnt want me to... I'll find out what your hiding in that castle. You'll see. (''leaves'')\\ '''Voodoo Guy''': What in the world...?
14th Oct '15 7:37:23 PM rt2012
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar implores Simba not to visit the elephant graveyard, telling him it's only safe for the bravest of lions, knowing full well that his nephew's curiosity will get the better of him.
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar implores Simba not to visit the elephant graveyard, telling graveyard and tells him it's that only safe for the bravest of lions, lions dare to go there, knowing full well that his nephew's Simba's ego and curiosity will get the better of him.
4th Oct '15 7:49:10 PM rt2012
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar implores Simba not to visit the elephant graveyard, telling him it's only safe for the bravest of lions, knowing full well that his nephew's curiosity will get the better of him.
19th Sep '15 7:39:37 PM TheUsualSuspect
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-->'''Niles:''' Frasier, this pathetic attempt at reverse psychology is beneath you! -->'''Frasier:''' Then you're not going to do my show? -->'''Niles:''' No, I am going to do your show, and I'm going to do it better than you ever dreamed of doing it!
17th Aug '15 4:47:56 AM StarTropes
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* In an early episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', [[SpiritAdvisor Astral]] tries to give [[IdiotHero Yuma]] advice to help him win a duel, but Yuma decides to be CommanderContrarian and says that he'll do the opposite of what Astral tells him. This gives Astral the idea to get Yuma to make certain plays by telling him to ''not'' make them. Yuma, [[WhatAnIdiot of course]], doesn't twig on until near the end of the duel.
11th Aug '15 8:04:41 PM R1ck
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ReversePsychologyBackfire.
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When this doesn't work out, that's ReversePsychologyBackfire.
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