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8th Apr '17 10:28:22 PM Getta
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Compare CharacterTic, gestures/body movements that is done as a characteristic quirk, while this one is a bigger gesture and serves as a hint to their personality. Contrast OutOfCharacterAlert for when they do things they ''don't'' usually do (or the opposite of what they usually do) as a sign that something is wrong with the character.
7th Apr '17 3:48:16 PM nombretomado
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See also YouCanAlwaysTellALiar and PinocchioNose for cases where Alice can tell that Bob is lying. See TheMagicPokerEquation for {{poker}} tells. Supertrope to HeartbreakAndIceCream ("when you're heartbroken you eat ice cream a lot"), ComfortFood and PostStressOvereating.

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See also YouCanAlwaysTellALiar and PinocchioNose for cases where Alice can tell that Bob is lying. See TheMagicPokerEquation for {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} tells. Supertrope to HeartbreakAndIceCream ("when you're heartbroken you eat ice cream a lot"), ComfortFood and PostStressOvereating.



* Good {{Poker}} players can recognize their opponents' tells, while at the same time hiding their own.

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* Good {{Poker}} TabletopGame/{{Poker}} players can recognize their opponents' tells, while at the same time hiding their own.
6th Mar '17 8:35:35 AM ExcuseMyIngles
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* In ''Manga/ReLife'' An says that when something upsets Yoake, he taps with his index finger.




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* In ''Manga/ReLife'' An says that when something upsets Yoake, he can't help but tap his index finger.
6th Mar '17 8:29:23 AM ExcuseMyIngles
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* In ''Manga/ReLife'' An says that when something upsets Yoake, he taps with his index finger.
6th Jan '17 7:18:25 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', one of the enemy Stand users can imprison people inside sheets of paper if he get them to show their fear through a Tell; for example, Josuke's Tell is biting his lower lip. [[spoiler:He almost succeeds, but when things turn around and Josuke catches Miyamoto's Tell, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he's affected by his own Stand]] and gets turned into a book.]]
14th Mar '16 2:01:03 AM DrFraud
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* Played with in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10561760/1/What-Happens-in-Vegas What Happens in Vegas]]'' when Tonks deliberately turns her hair yellow while lying to Mundungus Fletcher.
-->''"Bright colors make people think you're trustworthy and honest,''" Mad-Eye had told her more than once when she was still a cadet. "''So long as you also do that when you'' '''are''' ''telling the truth, they'll think it's one of your tells.''"
28th Jan '16 1:40:16 PM bookwormgal
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' story, ''FanFic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe'', [[OriginalCharacter Ama]][[ShrinkingViolet nda]] notices that [[JerkassGenie Norm]] tends to push his sunglasses up, blocking his eyes from sight, when he wants to hide something.
15th Jan '16 9:21:51 AM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10876203/5/Charrie Charrie]]'':
-->'''Fred:''' You did something, didn't you?\\
'''Ginny:''' No I didn't. What gave you that idea?\\
'''George:''' Yes you did. You mess with your hair when you're hiding something.
15th Dec '15 7:40:01 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7984391/7/So-Much-for-No-Strings-Attached So Much for No Strings Attached]]'' Snape knew that Lucius Malfoy was feeling stressed about the current situation because it was the only time he drank O'Keaffles Irish Whiskey.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7984391/7/So-Much-for-No-Strings-Attached So Much for No Strings Attached]]'' Snape knew knows that Lucius Malfoy was is feeling stressed about the current situation because it was it's the only time he drank drinks O'Keaffles Irish Whiskey.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9602506/11/The-New-Kid The New Kid]]'':
-->'''Sirius:''' Come along Gwenog, let's go get changed for our date.\\
'''Gwenog Jones''': Hold on, you never use my full name unless you've done something you haven't told us about.
25th Aug '15 10:51:25 AM Llygodenfawr
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* In ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', you can tell Kyoko's angry because she becomes VERY enthusiastic while cleaning(moreso than usual). That, and her tendency to break broomhandles by ''squeezing'' them.

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* In ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', you can tell Kyoko's angry because she becomes VERY enthusiastic while cleaning(moreso cleaning (more so than usual). That, and her tendency to break broomhandles by ''squeezing'' them.
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