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16th Sep '17 6:29:42 AM thatother1dude
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* The pilot episode of ''Manga/TriGun'' has the insurance girls and several groups of bounty hunters looking for Vash the Stampede. Each of them is using a different description of Vash that is technically accurate, but is also vague enough that it also describes one of the bounty hunters. Confusion ensues.

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* The pilot first episode of ''Manga/TriGun'' has the insurance girls and several groups of bounty hunters looking for Vash the Stampede. Each of them is using a different description of Vash that is technically accurate, but is also vague enough that it also describes one of the bounty hunters. Confusion ensues.
12th Sep '17 6:32:29 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': In Hollow Bastion, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa Lockhart]] is looking for "a guy with [[AnimeHair spiky hair]]".

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has a couple minor examples.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'':
In Hollow Bastion, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa Lockhart]] is looking for "a guy with [[AnimeHair spiky hair]]".


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** ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'': Disney/{{Hercules}} scouts someone for Phil's hero training, and apparently never describes him beyond 'a kid with potential'. Thus, when Roxas shows up at Olympus Coliseum on reconnaissance and [[SoMuchForStealth completely fails to keep hidden]], Phil thinks he's the new rookie. Phil himself falls into this trope by never checking the description with Herc, and so puts Roxas through the wringer until the Games end with a Heartless gatecrash, Roxas wraps up his mission before Phil gets back, and Phil asks where Roxas went.
4th Sep '17 8:58:48 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': One of the random mind-reads you can pick up is a cop on a stakeout.
-->''The suspect's a [[DarkSkinnedBlonde blonde with dark skin]] and gaudy makeup. But there's so many kids like that around here, I can't tel 'em apart!''
2nd Sep '17 9:24:57 AM Kimera128
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*In the ''TabletopGames/{{Alternity}}'' series, the psionic power Obscure weaponizes this trope. It messes with the victim's recollections so they cannot provide an accurate description (they'll forget some of these: age, hair color, clothing, items carried, even sex). While more costly, it can be more powerful when used on multiple targets, since their descriptions will conflict with each other. Even if someone remembers you well, everyone else will insist that their memories are also accurate.
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26th Aug '17 9:18:24 PM shawnvw
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* The Clint Eastwood movie ''{{Film/Tightrope}}'':
-->''Max:'' The killer's a Caucasian,blood type O...about in his mid-40s. We found traces of a red fiber on all the victims.
-->''Woman:'' From what?
-->''Max:'' We don't know.
-->''Woman:'' Any suspects?
-->''Max:'' About 120,000 of them.
-->''Woman:'' Anything you'd like me to tell the mayor?
-->''Max:'' Yeah. He's one of them.
26th Aug '17 9:02:58 PM shawnvw
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* ''{{Series/Dragnet}}'' episode "The Big Dog" has the cops investigating a purse-snatching ''dog''. The victims give conflicting descriptions about the dog's size, color, etc. Justified of course: the actual crook had multiple trained dogs.


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** There was the episode where Milhouse needs help finding his girlfriend at her school, and describes her blue plaid jumper. Since that's the school uniform, every girl is wearing it.
16th Jul '17 5:37:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Naples '44'' by Norman Lewis the author (a Field Security officer in WW2 Italy) often complains of the vague descriptions sent for (mandatory) inclusion in their Black Book of dangerous subversives. One suspect was even described as having "the face of a hypocrite"!

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* In ''Naples '44'' by Norman Lewis the author (a Field Security officer in WW2 [=WW2=] Italy) often complains of the vague descriptions sent for (mandatory) inclusion in their Black Book of dangerous subversives. One suspect was even described as having "the face of a hypocrite"!
30th Jun '17 10:11:38 PM JackG
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* In the British 1997 BlackComedy ''Underworld'', a gangster ambushes the protagonists right outside a police station. When they point this out, he says that by the time the witness statements have been correlated, they'll probably end up being described as a bunch of Rastafarians.
30th Jun '17 10:04:09 PM JackG
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* In ''The Survivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern, a military officer offers to use LaResistance network to help John Rourke find his wife and children. Rourke starts to right out a description, only to rewrite it when he realises that words like "beautiful" or "cute" are too vague and subjective to be helpful.

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* In ''The Survivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern, a military officer offers to use LaResistance network to help John Rourke find his wife and children. Rourke starts to right write out a description, only to rewrite it when he realises that words like "beautiful" or "cute" are too vague and subjective to be helpful.
30th Jun '17 10:03:47 PM JackG
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* In ''The Survivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern, a military officer offers to use LaResistance network to help John Rourke find his wife and children. Rourke starts to right out a description, only to rewrite it when he realises that words like "beautiful" or "cute" are too vague and subjective to be helpful.
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