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7th Jul '16 2:44:16 PM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of the paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and Gahagan's tales of sea-serpents and giants are clearly told for no real reason whatsoever, least of all to be believed.

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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The ''The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of the paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and Gahagan's tales of sea-serpents and giants are clearly told for no real reason whatsoever, least of all to be believed. "And when a thing is obviously untrue, it is obviously not a lie."
7th Jul '16 2:43:29 PM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of Mr Pond's paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and "when a thing is obviously untrue, it is not a lie."

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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of Mr Pond's the paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and "when a thing is obviously untrue, it is not a lie."Gahagan's tales of sea-serpents and giants are clearly told for no real reason whatsoever, least of all to be believed.
7th Jul '16 2:40:17 PM DaibhidC
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*Knockabout of the Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} Super-Agents in the Marvel Universe is an Australian who apparently gets superstrength based on how many tall tales people believe about him. It's possibly to do with the Dreamtime, but by definition, his origin is [[MultipleChoicePast unclear]].


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* In Creator/GKChesterton's 'The Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', Mr Pond's friend Captain Gahagan is like this. One of Mr Pond's paradoxes is that Gahagan is a very honest man who tells wanton and unnecessary lies; a dishonest man lies for a reason, and "when a thing is obviously untrue, it is not a lie."
28th May '16 11:53:34 AM decibellemusic
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2620 SCP-2620 ("Ambassador from the Mole People")]]. SCP-2620 tells bizarre stories about gigantic underground caverns and the civilizations that live in them. His stories repeatedly contradict each other and despite extensive investigation the Foundation hasn't been able to find any evidence at all to support them.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2620 SCP-2620 net/scp-2622 SCP-2622 ("Ambassador from the Mole People")]]. SCP-2620 SCP-2622 tells bizarre stories about gigantic underground caverns and the civilizations that live in them. His stories repeatedly contradict each other and despite extensive investigation the Foundation hasn't been able to find any evidence at all to support them.
27th May '16 12:55:18 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'', Kup is an old Autobot who's always reminiscing about his past exploits. Most other Autobots get tired of it quickly, except for the Dinobots, who ''love'' his stories.
7th May '16 12:27:25 PM nombretomado
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* Vic in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''. "When I was in Cuba..."

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* Vic in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''.''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''. "When I was in Cuba..."
22nd Mar '16 8:33:17 PM Mdumas43073
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* Jack Crabb in ''Film/LittleBigMan''.
26th Feb '16 10:31:13 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Well, he's not lying. His ''sanity'' is still up for debate.
* ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'': Bon Chance Louie is another Bellisario incarnation of this trope.
* ''TopGear'': "...some say, during a driving test, he failed his examiner for screaming. And that he knows precisely two facts about ducks, and both are wrong." Enter, The Stig. Note that the Stig himself never provides the boasts. (As [[BadassDriver The Stig]] is TheVoiceless, he never provides ANY dialogue.)

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** Well, he's not lying. His ''sanity'' is still up for debate.
* ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'': ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'': Bon Chance Louie is another Bellisario incarnation of this trope.
* ''TopGear'': ''Series/TopGear'': "...some say, during a driving test, he failed his examiner for screaming. And that he knows precisely two facts about ducks, and both are wrong." Enter, The Stig. Note that the Stig himself never provides the boasts. (As [[BadassDriver The Stig]] is TheVoiceless, he never provides ANY dialogue.)
26th Feb '16 10:09:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''CastleOfShikigami III'', one of the characters is an old man named Munchausen...

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* In ''CastleOfShikigami ''VideoGame/CastleOfShikigami III'', one of the characters is an old man named Munchausen...
16th Feb '16 1:20:58 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation Characters/SCPFoundation]]
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1867 SCP-1867 ("A Gentleman")]], AKA Lord Theodore Thomas Blackwood. He will always try to turn any conversation into one about his adventures, which are largely impossible. However, he also provided evidence, in the form of a collection of undiscovered life and technology being kept at a property belonging to one "Lord Blackwood". It's still questionable if he really did any of it, or even if he is the real Lord Blackwood, because SCP-1867 is a telepathic sea slug. Not that ''he's'' aware of that, of course. Don't try to tell him, though. He'll just think you're drunk.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2620 SCP-2620 ("Ambassador from the Mole People")]]. SCP-2620 tells bizarre stories about gigantic underground caverns and the civilizations that live in them. His stories repeatedly contradict each other and despite extensive investigation the Foundation hasn't been able to find any evidence at all to support them.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation Characters/SCPFoundation]]
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1867 SCP-1867 ("A Gentleman")]], AKA Lord Theodore Thomas Blackwood. He will always try to turn any conversation into one about his adventures, which are largely impossible. However, he also provided evidence, in the form of a collection of undiscovered life and technology being kept at a property belonging to one "Lord Blackwood". It's still questionable if he really did any of it, or even if he is the real Lord Blackwood, because SCP-1867 is a telepathic sea slug. Not that ''he's'' aware of that, of course. Don't try to tell him, though. He'll just think you're drunk.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2620 SCP-2620 ("Ambassador from the Mole People")]]. SCP-2620 tells bizarre stories about gigantic underground caverns and the civilizations that live in them. His stories repeatedly contradict each other and despite extensive investigation the Foundation hasn't been able to find any evidence at all to support them.
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