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30th Nov '16 2:57:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'', [[FishOutOfWater Edward Elric]] tells fantastic stories about his exploits as a boy to residents of Munich. Everybody thinks he's [[CloudCuckooLander messed up in the head]], but since this is Fullmetal Alchemist and the guy telling the stories is [[{{Badass}} Edward Elric]], they're all ''absolutely true''.

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* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'', [[FishOutOfWater Edward Elric]] tells fantastic stories about his exploits as a boy to residents of Munich. Everybody thinks he's [[CloudCuckooLander messed up in the head]], but since this is Fullmetal Alchemist and the guy telling the stories is [[{{Badass}} Edward Elric]], Elric, they're all ''absolutely true''.
23rd Nov '16 1:11:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''SecondhandLions'', in which whether the story told by the two uncles is true or false plays an important role in the plot.

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* Used in ''SecondhandLions'', ''Film/SecondhandLions'', in which whether the story told by the two uncles is true or false plays an important role in the plot.



* In ''TheCommitments'', Joey 'The Lips' Fagan constantly talks about his many encounters with famous musicians. You name one, he's worked with/met him. Most of the characters in the movie think he's full of it, all though a few still believe in his unlikely stories. [[spoiler: in the end, it's revealed that he was both telling the truth and lying: he does apparently know Wilson Picket well enough to get him to show up for a gig, albeit too late, but also tells his mother he's off playing with Joe Tex, who is actually dead]]

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* In ''TheCommitments'', ''Film/TheCommitments'', Joey 'The Lips' Fagan constantly talks about his many encounters with famous musicians. You name one, he's worked with/met him. Most of the characters in the movie think he's full of it, all though a few still believe in his unlikely stories. [[spoiler: in the end, it's revealed that he was both telling the truth and lying: he does apparently know Wilson Picket well enough to get him to show up for a gig, albeit too late, but also tells his mother he's off playing with Joe Tex, who is actually dead]]



* In ''DonJuanDemarco'', the title character is so good at spinning romantic fantasies he starts believing them himself, and is nearly committed to a mental hospital.

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* In ''DonJuanDemarco'', ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'', the title character is so good at spinning romantic fantasies he starts believing them himself, and is nearly committed to a mental hospital.
26th Oct '16 9:27:41 PM PaulA
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels by PeterDavid play with this trope a lot. In them, many folks in Starfleet Command express doubt at the fantastic scenarios that play out in the canon episodes. For many of them, they ''must'' take the Captain's word at it. Space amobea indeed.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels by PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid play with this trope a lot. In them, many folks in Starfleet Command express doubt at the fantastic scenarios that play out in the canon episodes. For many of them, they ''must'' take the Captain's word at for it. Space amobea indeed.



* In DavidDrake's ''Starliner'', Richard Wade sponges off a group of passengers, alleging that he always forgets to carry enough cash to pay for drinks and such. His tall tales are so entertaining, though, that his listeners end up feeling it was worth it. A subversion: the reader sees evidence that at least some of Wade's accounts are true ... and at the end, [[spoiler:he arranges for the people he borrowed from to spend several days in the best suites of their destination planet's best hotel, so the part about him actually being wealthy and influential appears to be true as well]].

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* In DavidDrake's Creator/DavidDrake's ''Starliner'', Richard Wade sponges off a group of passengers, alleging that he always forgets to carry enough cash to pay for drinks and such. His tall tales are so entertaining, though, that his listeners end up feeling it was worth it. A subversion: the reader sees evidence that at least some of Wade's accounts are true ... and at the end, [[spoiler:he arranges for the people he borrowed from to spend several days in the best suites of their destination planet's best hotel, so the part about him actually being wealthy and influential appears to be true as well]].
20th Sep '16 4:30:26 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. The time-travelling protagonist discovers that all the Knights of the Round Table are like this -- it being improper to question the truth of any tale of bravery, no matter how ridiculous.

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* ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. The time-travelling protagonist discovers that all the Knights of the Round Table are like this -- it being improper to question the truth of any tale of bravery, no matter how ridiculous. This may be due, as he finds out the hard way, to it also being improper to question the word or sanity of a questgiver...
18th Sep '16 2:16:09 PM shokoshu
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* German strip "Ottifanten" has Grandpa Bommel, who likes to self-insert into history, much to the despair of his son.

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* German strip "Ottifanten" ''ComicStrip/{{Ottifanten}}'' has Grandpa Bommel, who likes to self-insert into history, much to the despair of his son.
18th Sep '16 2:15:09 PM shokoshu
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* German strip "Ottifanten" has Grandpa Bommel, who likes to self-insert into history, much to the despair of his son.
18th Sep '16 2:09:09 PM shokoshu
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* A classic chess anecdote involves Alexandre Louis Deschapelles trying to play a match agains the top British players. The British negotiator Perigal was not impressed and reported: "M. Deschapelles is the greatest chess player in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest whist player in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest billiards player in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest pumpkin-grower in France; M. Deschapelles is the greatest liar in France."
9th Sep '16 12:15:17 AM GoblinCipher
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* ''Film/SinbadTheSailor'': At the start of the movie, Sinbad regales a skeptical audience with tales of his voyages, [[LargeHam hamming it up magnificently,]] and [[FramingDevice then begins to tell the tale of his latest voyage to Daryabar.]] At the end of the movie he showers his audience with coins and jewels he retrieved from Daryabar, proving he was not merely boasting of his adventures.

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* ''Film/SinbadTheSailor'': At the start of the movie, Sinbad regales a skeptical audience with tales of his voyages, [[LargeHam hamming it up magnificently,]] and [[FramingDevice then begins to tell the tale of his latest voyage to Daryabar.]] At the end of the movie he showers his audience with coins and jewels he retrieved from Daryabar, proving he was not merely boasting of fabricating his adventures.
30th Aug '16 4:51:18 PM Duffan
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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'' 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: [[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.]]
26th Aug '16 3:19:50 AM TheCuza
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* Water taxi operator Hap Shaughnessy from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' would make the Baron pale in comparison and seem downright believable. No matter what mundane a task or humdrum a story you have, he always "remembers" how he used to be involved in it "back in the (decade)", and his stories will inevitably involve dozens of famous political or sports figures who he shamed with his masterful skill, or how he invented some incredibly common household item such as the TV or Christmas lights. Why, inventing Christmas lights even got him awarded the Medal of Honor from General Montgomery himself!

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* Water taxi operator Hap Shaughnessy from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' would make the Baron pale in comparison and seem downright believable. No matter what mundane a task or humdrum a story you have, he always "remembers" how he used to be involved in it "back in the (decade)", and his stories will inevitably involve dozens of famous political or sports figures who he shamed with his masterful skill, or how he invented some incredibly common household item such as the TV or Christmas lights. Why, inventing The circumstances that led to his invention of Christmas lights even got him awarded the Medal of Honor from General Montgomery himself!
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