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14th Aug '17 4:54:03 PM Xerada
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** He already noticed the impostor by his unplaceable accent (the Nazi is an accent buff of Henry-Higgins-like extremes), the drinks gesture only confirmed his suspicions. In fact, he intentionally ''manipulates'' the spy into placing that order.

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** He already noticed the impostor by his unplaceable accent (the Nazi is an accent buff of Henry-Higgins-like extremes), the drinks gesture only confirmed his suspicions. In fact, he intentionally ''manipulates'' the spy into placing that order. (To be fair, the impostors accent isn't perfect - it definitely sounds off to a native speakers ears. There are regions where accents like these exist, but they use dialect-specific grammar and vocabulary; even if you can't pinpoint exactly what the problem is with his accent, you notice him trying too hard with pronunciation and the unease with German grammar)
13th Aug '17 8:25:40 PM azbyc15243
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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', Kyousuke first suspects that [[spoiler:Aoi is actually the White Queen]] when she doesn't forget about him when he's out of her sight (in the setting, normal people can't remember anything about summoners outside their field of vision). This wasn't certain evidence on its own, since [[spoiler:Aoi is an ArtificialHuman to which this might not apply]]. The key evidence is [[spoiler:"Aoi" using a specific technique for squirting water with one's hands, which Kyousuke originally taught to the White Queen. However, it's implied that these slip-ups may have actually been deliberate, given that the end of that novel reveals that the White Queen wanted Kyousuke to defeat her]].
8th Aug '17 6:57:49 PM Rebu
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* In ''Film/{{DoubleIndemnity}}'' Keyes is entirely satisfied that the late Mr. Dietrichson's death was not suspicious and entirely accidental... until he realizes that the man had broken his leg right after signing up for a generous accident coverage policy, yet he didn't file a claim for his leg. This is the first piece of evidence that Dietrichson didn't even know about the policy in question.

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* In ''Film/{{DoubleIndemnity}}'' ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'' Keyes is entirely satisfied that the late Mr. Dietrichson's death was not suspicious and entirely accidental... until he realizes that the man had broken his leg right after signing up for a generous accident coverage policy, yet he didn't file a claim for his leg. This is the first piece of evidence that Dietrichson didn't even know about the policy in question.



** In a meta example, viewers familiar with 1940's period fashion can tell the scene is in the present and not a dream because the agent is wearing a bra that isn't noticeable through her shirt. Also, while her hair is curly (as was the style in the 1940s), the curls are much too small and haphazard to be true Victory Curls.

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** In a meta example, viewers familiar with 1940's period fashion can tell the scene is in the present and not a dream because the agent is wearing a bra that isn't noticeable through her shirt. Also, while her hair is curly (as was the style in the 1940s), the curls are much too small and haphazard to be true Victory Curls. Steve seems to notice from the second he sees her.



** Earlier in the film Steve realises the friends and colleagues piling into the elevator with him on apparently innocent business are there to attack or restrain him because he spots the tell-tale signs of nervousness and weapon-readiness they are trying to conceal. Being Steve Rogers, he gives away the element of surprise he has by having clocked this to check if anyone wants to opt out of the coming fight.

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** Earlier in the film Steve realises the friends and colleagues piling into the elevator with him on apparently innocent business are there to attack or restrain him because he spots the tell-tale signs of nervousness and weapon-readiness they are trying to conceal. Being Steve Rogers, he gives away the element of surprise he has by having clocked this to check asking if anyone wants to opt out of the coming fight.



* In ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', when Cade is trying to deny any knowledge of Optimus Prime to the CIA, he refers to Optimus as "he", alerting Attinger that Cade must have spoken to Optimus if he was using gender-pronouns.

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* In ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', when Cade is trying to deny any knowledge of Optimus Prime to the CIA, he refers to Optimus as "he", alerting Attinger that Cade must have spoken to Optimus if he was using gender-pronouns. Flimsy evidence, but they ain't exactly worried about due process.
23rd Jul '17 11:41:02 AM billybobfred
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', if you kill few enough Tasen in the first few levels, Iji will opt not to [[SummonBiggerFish call the Komato]], who she had learned about from a marooned scout team. Since the Tasen [[BluffingTheAdvanceScout sent a fake "final report" on their behalf]], this ''would'' result in the whole thing quietly going away in the Komato's eyes... except that the fake report referenced "planetary scan" technology that never worked and only survives as propaganda. [[MortonsFork So the Komato show up anyway.]]
6th Jul '17 5:45:10 PM nombretomado
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* ProfessorLayton and company catch the villainous Don Paolo multiple times throughout the series by way of this. His mistakes range from [[spoiler: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage "Inspector Chelmey"]] flipping out over sweets; when the actual inspector is quite fond of his wife Amile's [[BluffTheImpostor (who is not "Amy")]] sweet potato fritters,]] to [[spoiler: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox "Flora"]] descibing a picture 'she' couldn't have seen,]] to [[spoiler: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture "Future Dean Delmona"]] having gray hair in the future despite secretly telling Layton that he wears a hairpiece.]]

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* ProfessorLayton and company catch the villainous Don Paolo multiple times throughout the series by way of this. His mistakes range from [[spoiler: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage "Inspector Chelmey"]] flipping out over sweets; when the actual inspector is quite fond of his wife Amile's [[BluffTheImpostor (who is not "Amy")]] sweet potato fritters,]] to [[spoiler: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox "Flora"]] descibing describing a picture 'she' couldn't have seen,]] to [[spoiler: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture "Future Dean Delmona"]] having gray hair in the future despite secretly telling Layton that he wears a hairpiece.]]
5th Jul '17 8:14:04 AM Peteman
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito realizes that the game's lead developer is masquerading as a player on the clearing team when he angrily shouts "Oh, so NOW you've seen TRON?!", which is a CallBack to one of his statements back when the whole mess started. This leads Kirito to realize that Kayaba and Heathcliff both obsessively make obscure pop-culture references.

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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito realizes that the game's lead developer is masquerading as a player on the clearing team when he angrily shouts "Oh, so NOW you've seen TRON?!", which is a CallBack to one TRON?!". The "now" part of his statements back when the whole mess started. This leads Kirito to realize that Kayaba connects him to an earlier statement by the developer in episode 1, who asked if anyone has seen TRON, and Heathcliff both obsessively make obscure pop-culture references.was disappointed that no one appeared to.
5th Jul '17 8:10:13 AM Peteman
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito realizes that the game's lead developer is masquerading as a player on the clearing team when he angrily shouts "Oh, so NOW you've seen Tron?!", which is a CallBack to one of his statements back when the whole mess started. This leads Kirito to realize that Kayaba and Heathcliff both obsessively make obscure pop-culture references.

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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito realizes that the game's lead developer is masquerading as a player on the clearing team when he angrily shouts "Oh, so NOW you've seen Tron?!", TRON?!", which is a CallBack to one of his statements back when the whole mess started. This leads Kirito to realize that Kayaba and Heathcliff both obsessively make obscure pop-culture references.
4th Jul '17 11:12:37 AM Peteman
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito realizes that the game's lead developer is masquerading as a player on the clearing team when the guy [[CantTakeCriticism gets really defensive when the other players start criticizing the game]], and like their captor did at the start of the game, [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure keeps making movie references that no one else gets.]]

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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito realizes that the game's lead developer is masquerading as a player on the clearing team when the guy [[CantTakeCriticism gets really defensive he angrily shouts "Oh, so NOW you've seen Tron?!", which is a CallBack to one of his statements back when the other players start criticizing the game]], and like their captor did at the start of the game, [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure keeps making movie references whole mess started. This leads Kirito to realize that no one else gets.]]Kayaba and Heathcliff both obsessively make obscure pop-culture references.
4th Jul '17 10:36:20 AM Tacitus
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito realizes that the game's lead developer is masquerading as a player on the clearing team when the guy [[CantTakeCriticism gets really defensive when the other players start criticizing the game]], and like their captor did at the start of the game, [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure keeps making movie references that no one else gets.]]
2nd Jul '17 12:38:32 PM Kadorhal
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** Similar stories include (in this case, US) spies outted when they switch their fork from the left to right hand to eat, rather than the Continental style which keeps the fork in the left hand.

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** Similar stories include (in this case, US) spies outted outed when they switch their fork from the left to right hand to eat, rather than the Continental style which keeps the fork in the left hand.



** The story is also told the other way around - an American spy being told by Nazis, after days of interrogation, "Well, seems you're not a spy after all, you can go (in German)" to which they replied, "Thank you!"

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** The story is also told the other way around - an American spy being told by Nazis, spy, after days of interrogation, being told in German, "Well, seems you're not a spy after all, you can go (in German)" go" to which they replied, replied - in English - "Thank you!"



** Similarly, the Germans-dressed-as-Americans during the Battle of the Bulge were given away due to their forger's correcting an intentional spelling error in the standard GI identity cards.

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** Similarly, the Germans-dressed-as-Americans during the Battle of the Bulge were given away due to their forger's forgers correcting an intentional spelling error in the standard GI identity cards.
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