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1st Nov '17 2:15:20 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Dean Profitt from ''Film/{{Overboard}}'' is an absolute whiz at off-the-cuff bulshitting. Part of why the amnesiac Joanna goes along with his scheme in spite of her instincts is that Dean never misses a beat with explaining her fake backstory, which he keeps making up on the spot.
12th Oct '17 11:28:33 AM LummoxJR
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* Brenish does this a lot in ''Literature/{{Below}}'', which [[ConsummateLiar fits]]. He never hestitates. Early on he has to explain how he could possibly have a late wizard's famous treasure map (he doesn't; an expert forger asked him to sell it), so he makes up a plausible story on the spot. Even though [[ThatLiarLies everybody knows]] Brenish is an extraordinary liar, it works—too well. When the forgery itself fools an appraiser, it kicks off a quest to find that treasure, and Brenish and friends are trapped into coming along. Cue a ''lot'' more lies.
16th May '17 10:47:04 AM Cifer
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has Reese along with several assassins in the custody of the FBI which tries to find out who among them is The Man In The Suit. He spins a reasonably good story that goes into TearJerker territory because it's basically the path his life would have taken if he hadn't gone to the CIA after 9/11. Of course, he has the massive advantage that his direct interrogator is [[FriendOnTheForce Carter]] and the interrogation is surveiled by [[MissionControl Finch]] who spends enormous amounts of resources and hacks to turn all of his stories into verifiable facts in real time.
30th Apr '17 2:51:46 PM nombretomado
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* The titular character of ''TopCat'' often engages in this.

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* The titular character of ''TopCat'' ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'' often engages in this.
27th Mar '17 5:28:03 PM NotThisThing
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* This is Sophie's job in Series/{{Leverage}}. Nate is okay with this, Parker can't do it, and Hardison goes way too far when he does it...but Sophie...it's Sophie's life.

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* This is Sophie's job in Series/{{Leverage}}.''Series/{{Leverage}}''. Nate is okay with this, Parker can't do it, and Hardison goes way too far when he does it...but Sophie...it's Sophie's life.
14th Mar '17 5:50:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MoulinRouge'', Christian and Satine, caught ''in flagrante delicto'', lie to the Duke that they are rehearsing a play. Within minutes, the rest of the main cast show up (they were spying on our heroes but couldn't hear what was being said) and fall without hesitation into the pretense that it's a rehearsal, including making up the plot of their new play on the spot.

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* In ''MoulinRouge'', ''Film/MoulinRouge'', Christian and Satine, caught ''in flagrante delicto'', lie to the Duke that they are rehearsing a play. Within minutes, the rest of the main cast show up (they were spying on our heroes but couldn't hear what was being said) and fall without hesitation into the pretense that it's a rehearsal, including making up the plot of their new play on the spot.
6th Feb '17 10:29:43 PM Discar
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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': In the episode "Pearl Harbor," Malcolm and Reese need to get back at Jessica for making them both think the other was gay, so Reese gives Malcolm a hickey and Malcolm [[ReversePsychology fervently denies it when his mother thinks Jessica did it]]. Lois takes Jessica into her room to give her a talk, and Jessica breaks down and says that she only did it to keep Malcolm away from a troubled druggie girl, and it was all just a big mistake. [[spoiler:Lois sees through the whole thing--and every other lie in the episode--but congratulates her on the excellent improv]].
28th Oct '16 1:12:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' by Agatha Christie is centered on the murder of an American businessman on a train. As Poirot interrogates the passengers of the train. In the end, [[spoiler: we find out that everyone on the train was a part of the murder. They had to make up several lies to throw him off their trail. This was something like a dozen people. That kept up a lie under the scrutiny of Poirot. On a train in the middle of the Alps.]]

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* ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' by Agatha Christie is centered on the murder of an American businessman on a train. As Poirot interrogates the passengers of the train. In the end, [[spoiler: we find out that everyone on the train was a part of the murder. They had to make up several lies to throw him off their trail. This was something like a dozen people. That kept up a lie under the scrutiny of Poirot. On a train in the middle of the Alps.]]



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' features so many talented {{Manipulative Bastard}}s playing XanatosSpeedChess that this happens quite frequently.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' features so many talented {{Manipulative Bastard}}s playing XanatosSpeedChess that this happens quite frequently.



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12th Oct '16 6:09:20 AM FF32
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* This is Sophie's job in Leverage. Nate is okay with this, Parker can't do it, and Hardison goes way too far when he does it...but Sophie...it's Sophie's life.

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* This is Sophie's job in Leverage.Series/{{Leverage}}. Nate is okay with this, Parker can't do it, and Hardison goes way too far when he does it...but Sophie...it's Sophie's life.
10th Oct '16 1:21:06 PM FordPrefect
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* This is brilliantly used in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. At the end we find out that [[spoiler: the story told by Verbal Kint was based on names and phrases he read from objects in the room where he is interrogated.]] We never find out how much of it was actually true.

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* This is brilliantly used in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. At the end we find out that [[spoiler: the story told by Verbal Kint was based on [[LineOfSightName names and phrases he read from objects in the room where he is interrogated.interrogated]].]] We never find out how much of it was actually true.
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