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19th Oct '17 1:41:52 AM jamespolk
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* The old man in ''The Time of Your Life'' identified in the DramatisPersonae as "Kit Carson" (which may or may not be his name). Among his many stories is one about herding cattle on a bicycle in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1918, when a hurricane struck the town and left him floating northwest sitting on the roof of a house. [[spoiler: The play ends with him telling the story of having killed a man in San Francisco, 1938, because he didn't like the way he talked to ladies. Since that's the present day and a vice cop was just murdered outside after harassing a woman in the bar, the characters believe this one.]]

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* The old man in ''The Time of Your Life'' ''Theatre/TheTimeOfYourLife'' identified in the DramatisPersonae as "Kit Carson" (which may or may not be his name). Among his many stories is one about herding cattle on a bicycle in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1918, when a hurricane struck the town and left him floating northwest sitting on the roof of a house. [[spoiler: The play ends with him telling the story of having killed a man in San Francisco, 1938, because he didn't like the way he talked to ladies. Since that's the present day and a vice cop was just murdered outside after harassing a woman in the bar, the characters believe this one.]]
17th Sep '17 6:07:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TalesFromTheWhiteHart'' is a 1950s-era collection of short stories by ArthurCClarke. They are all set in a London pub called "The White Hart", known as a [[GoodGuyBar hangout for scientists]]. The Munchhausen in question is Harry Purvis, an (allegedly) important scientist that has (allegedy) traveled the world, hearing of (or participating in!) [[FantasticScience various scientific exploits and amazing inventions]]. Almost all of them have an ironic end, usually involving the destruction of the device and its creator, which conveniently eliminates any way [[PullTheThread to prove or disprove his stories.]]

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* ''Literature/TalesFromTheWhiteHart'' is a 1950s-era collection of short stories by ArthurCClarke.Creator/ArthurCClarke. They are all set in a London pub called "The White Hart", known as a [[GoodGuyBar hangout for scientists]]. The Munchhausen in question is Harry Purvis, an (allegedly) important scientist that has (allegedy) traveled the world, hearing of (or participating in!) [[FantasticScience various scientific exploits and amazing inventions]]. Almost all of them have an ironic end, usually involving the destruction of the device and its creator, which conveniently eliminates any way [[PullTheThread to prove or disprove his stories.]]
12th Sep '17 5:43:49 AM Luppercus
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* Gobbler has this role in the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' short ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheBoneknapperDragon'', his narration of all sorts of crazy adventures is also presented in traditional animation giving it a more cartoony style.
8th Sep '17 12:37:37 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Jameson in ''{{Franchise/Spider-Man}}'':

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* Jameson in ''{{Franchise/Spider-Man}}'':''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
10th Aug '17 2:50:58 PM Grudgeal
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has Tormund Gianstbane, whose many (likely self-applied) nicknames include "the Tall-Talker." He's a BoisterousBruiser who delights in telling tall tales about his exploits and [[BiggusDickus physical characteristics]]. In reality, he's still a respected warrior and leader.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has Tormund Gianstbane, Giantsbane, whose many (likely self-applied) nicknames include "the Tall-Talker." He's a BoisterousBruiser who delights in telling tall tales about his exploits and [[BiggusDickus physical characteristics]]. In reality, characteristics]] for the entertainment of others. While his tales are probably ''somewhat'' exaggerated, he's still a respected warrior held in high regard by the Free Folk for his ''actual'' skill at battle and leader.leadership (part of his strategy being to make people like him with his outrageous tales and jests).
30th Jul '17 9:51:19 AM Geoduck
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* The actress Creator/JudyGarland loved telling stories, and never worried too much about how "true" they were.
8th Jul '17 12:50:12 PM nombretomado
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* {{Series/MythBuster|s}} Jamie Hyneman has been everywhere and done everything. TheOtherWiki lists a few of his past careers as "scuba diver, wilderness survival expert, boat captain, linguist, pet shop owner, animal wrangler, machinist, concrete inspector, and chef." Of course that still doesn't stop Adam from constantly making up more, crazier and funnier backstory jobs for Jamie.

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* {{Series/MythBuster|s}} Jamie Hyneman has been everywhere and done everything. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki lists a few of his past careers as "scuba diver, wilderness survival expert, boat captain, linguist, pet shop owner, animal wrangler, machinist, concrete inspector, and chef." Of course that still doesn't stop Adam from constantly making up more, crazier and funnier backstory jobs for Jamie.
3rd Jul '17 1:38:05 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' presents two examples:
** The first example is Usopp, Sharpshooter of the [[BadassCrew Straw Hat Crew]] and known liar. Also, the first part of his name is homophone with the japanese word for "lie" and his long and distinctive nose may be a reference to Pinocchio. Weird enough, some of his (fantastic and false) stories have appeared to be true by coincidence. In fact, the fact that he is starting to live his stories is a bit of RunningGag among the fanbase.
** The second example is a subversion. His name is Montblanc Noland and appears in a children's book about a man who lied about having found a mountain of gold and being executed in turn. He was real, a great explorer, and nothing of what he said was a lie; a central theme to the Skypeia Arc is people endeavoring to prove he was telling the truth all along.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' presents two examples:
''Manga/OnePiece'':
** The first example Usopp is Usopp, the Sharpshooter of the [[BadassCrew Straw Hat Crew]] and known liar. Also, the who constantly makes up stories of daring adventures. The first part of his name is a homophone with for the japanese word for "lie" and his long and distinctive nose may be a reference to Pinocchio. Weird enough, some of his (fantastic and false) stories have appeared to be true by coincidence. In fact, the fact that he is starting to live his stories is a bit of RunningGag among the fanbase.
** The second example is a subversion. His name is Montblanc Noland and appears in a children's book about a man who lied about having found a mountain of gold and being executed in turn. [[SubvertedTrope He was real, a great explorer, and nothing of what he said was a lie; lie]]; a central theme to the Skypeia Arc is people endeavoring to prove he was telling the truth all along.
17th Jun '17 9:37:15 AM Gosicrystal
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He's been everywhere, seen everything, done it all and more. Given any chance, he'll tell you all about it, whether you want him to or not. His adventures may be [[TallTale blatantly impossible]], or simply impossible to believe, but he rarely shuts up about them, and generally reacts badly to anyone openly doubting him. This character may be crazy, [[SelfServingMemory deluded]], a ConMan, or a compulsive liar. These versions are prone to [[IRejectYourReality rejecting others' reality for their own]], as in the page quote. Often the listener will [[OccamsRazor dismiss his tales]], and then find out that TheMunchausen was [[CassandraTruth telling the truth]] [[ArkhamsRazor all along]].

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He's been everywhere, seen everything, done it all and more. Given any chance, he'll tell you all about it, whether you want him to or not. His adventures may be [[TallTale blatantly impossible]], or simply impossible to believe, but he rarely shuts up about them, and generally reacts badly to anyone openly doubting him. This character may be crazy, [[SelfServingMemory deluded]], a ConMan, or a compulsive liar. These versions are prone to [[IRejectYourReality rejecting others' reality for their own]], as in the page quote. Often the listener will [[OccamsRazor dismiss his tales]], and then find out that TheMunchausen The Munchausen was [[CassandraTruth telling the truth]] [[ArkhamsRazor all along]].
7th Apr '17 11:55:46 AM IamTheCaligula
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** In the Terry Gilliam film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'', the Baron turns out to be telling the absolute truth about his adventures and companions.

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** In the Terry Gilliam film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'', the Baron turns out to be telling the absolute truth about his adventures and companions. Which is especially impressive since he's [[spoiler: telling a story about present and ongoing events; most of the entire movie is a part of his story and, at the end of the movie, reality itself appears to have changed in order to accomidate his tall tale.]]
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