History Main / SuspiciouslySpecificDenial

16th Feb '16 8:24:47 AM Xaneath
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Characters who are LawfulStupid may take the statement at face value.
13th Nov '15 12:39:32 AM NoirGrimoir
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A FalseReassurance works because the speaker is being vague and non-specific enough to pull the wool over someone's eyes. A Suspiciously Specific Denial, on the other hand, fails because the speaker is SayingTooMuch. This may be unintentional, such as when the speaker is panicked, a BadLiar, or perhaps just a little stupid. Often used to establish that you're MostDefinitelyNotAVillain.

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A FalseReassurance works because the speaker is being vague and non-specific enough to pull the wool over someone's eyes. A Suspiciously Specific Denial, on the other hand, fails because the speaker is SayingTooMuch. This may be unintentional, such as when the speaker is panicked, is a BadLiar, or perhaps just a little stupid. Often used to establish that you're MostDefinitelyNotAVillain.
3rd Nov '15 6:09:29 AM Jeduthun
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It's also related to ComplimentFishing, where someone will make a suspiciously specific SelfDeprecation in the hopes that other people will spot the denial and contradict them.
29th Sep '15 9:46:39 AM bt8257
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-->-- Certainly not ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''

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-->-- Certainly not ''not'' ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
16th Aug '15 11:23:25 AM KillerClowns
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Compare NightmareFuelStationAttendant, SayingTooMuch and INeverSaidItWasPoison.

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Compare OverlyNarrowSuperlative, NightmareFuelStationAttendant, SayingTooMuch and INeverSaidItWasPoison.
4th May '15 12:24:27 PM LewisMC
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[[DescribeTopicHere Certainly no one is describing Suspiciously Specific Denial here, so that people will understand what the trope is about. And this sure isn't an opening gag to preface it.]]

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[[DescribeTopicHere Certainly no one is describing Suspiciously Specific Denial here, so that people will understand what the trope is about. ]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle And this sure isn't an opening gag to preface it.]]
8th Apr '15 4:21:54 PM Adept
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'''Danny:''' ''[[SpitTake (spits out water)]]'' W-What?! What secret?\\

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'''Danny:''' ''[[SpitTake (spits ''(spits out water)]]'' water)'' W-What?! What secret?\\



'''Danny:''' '''It's a lie! I'm not a ghost!'''...''({{beat}})''...I mean, [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend she's not my girlfriend]].

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'''Danny:''' '''It's a lie! I'm not a ghost!'''...''({{beat}})''...''(beat)''...I mean, [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend she's not my girlfriend]].girlfriend.
1st Feb '15 3:42:03 AM eroock
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-->--certainly not ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''

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-->--certainly -->-- Certainly not ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
8th Jan '15 5:07:27 PM angelrin89
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'''Danny:''' '''It's a lie! I'm not a ghost!'''...''({{beat}})''...I mean, [[She'sNotMyGirlfriend she's not my girlfriend]].

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'''Danny:''' '''It's a lie! I'm not a ghost!'''...''({{beat}})''...I mean, [[She'sNotMyGirlfriend [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend she's not my girlfriend]].
8th Jan '15 5:07:13 PM angelrin89
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'''Danny:''' '''It's a lie! I'm not a ghost!'''...''({{beat}})''...I mean, she's not my girlfriend.

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'''Danny:''' '''It's a lie! I'm not a ghost!'''...''({{beat}})''...I mean, [[She'sNotMyGirlfriend she's not my girlfriend.girlfriend]].
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