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2nd Feb '18 2:26:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* Something of a recurring theme with guards in [[ForgottenRealms Ed Greenwood]]'s novels, who seem to be prone to theorizing that ''anyone at all'' they don't personally know and who wants to get past them is up to no good and therefore needs to be brushed off, arrested, or simply killed outright. A classic example in the "Shadow of the Avatar" trilogy has the protagonists come back from a patrol for the Lord of Shadowdale and be accosted by guards ''of'' the Lord of Shadowdale, who casually dismiss all their claims and seem all too eager to engage in some casual bloodshed for their own amusement (to be fair, those particular guards were newly hired, but still).

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* Something of a recurring theme with guards in [[ForgottenRealms [[Literature/ForgottenRealms Ed Greenwood]]'s novels, who seem to be prone to theorizing that ''anyone at all'' they don't personally know and who wants to get past them is up to no good and therefore needs to be brushed off, arrested, or simply killed outright. A classic example in the "Shadow of the Avatar" trilogy has the protagonists come back from a patrol for the Lord of Shadowdale and be accosted by guards ''of'' the Lord of Shadowdale, who casually dismiss all their claims and seem all too eager to engage in some casual bloodshed for their own amusement (to be fair, those particular guards were newly hired, but still).
12th Dec '17 1:43:53 PM chopshop
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* Shredder in ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012''. He claims [[NeverMyFault Splinter is responsible for everything bad in his life]]. At first it seems like he's just lying to manipulate his henchmen, but soon it becomes clear that [[BelievingTheirOwnLies he seriously believes in the bizarre conspiracies he attributes to Splinter]], violently rebuking any evidence to the contrary. He clings to this theory so obsessively that he sometimes seems to be outright delusional; at one point he sincerely claims to have watched Splinter murder somebody that he himself killed.
7th Nov '17 2:46:04 PM Killerikala
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* The ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' version of Riddler is so convinced that Batman is nothing more than a thug that bullies those weaker than him and that his tech is stolen than others, that [[spoiler: after Scarecrow removes Batman's mask in live television, Nigma [[IRejectYourReality refuses to believe it and "figures out" that he entire thing was a conspiracy]] ''created by Batman, Scarecrow, and most of the human populace'' just to trick him.]]
22nd Oct '17 9:44:00 PM foxley
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* J. Jonah Jameseon is convinced that Franchise/{{Spiderman}} is a threat and a menace, and no matter how many acts of heroism Spider-Man performs, nothing will change his mind.


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* Denzel Crocker in ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' immediately attributes anything slightly unusual to fairy godparents. Granted he is correct a lot of the time, but he is just as quick to attribute completely mundane events to them.

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5th Oct '17 11:17:01 PM AuraXtreme
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** Redcloak believes O-Chul is hiding the location of the gate from him despite multiple torture sessions and every coercive spell he can think of. The fact that O-Chul ''doesn't know'' (the first five guardians of the Gates swore not to look for the gates' locations precisely in case this happened) isn't about to stop him.

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** Redcloak believes O-Chul is hiding information about the location defenses of the gate Girard's Gate from him despite multiple torture sessions and every coercive spell he can think of. The fact that O-Chul ''doesn't know'' (the first five guardians of the Gates swore not to look for the gates' locations precisely in case this happened) isn't about to stop him. [[spoiler:In Redcloak's case, it's actually a subversion: while he is baffled that the Sapphire Guard would throw away the security of the world for a foolish promise by their predecessors, he's accepted it and is using the interrogation as an excuse to hang around Azure City instead of continuing to the next Gate as per Xykon's intentions.]]
11th Aug '17 12:50:27 AM MiriOhki
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* Flat out [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Fanfic/GirlDays'' where [[RanmaOneHalf Kunou, Ryouga and Mousse]] are all mentioned to "take the facts and jam them into their viewpoint."
--> [[LemonyNarrator Author's Note]]: The astute reader will notice that Ryouga Hibiki has what can be best described as an unusual logic system. Rather than going from facts to conclusion, [[SharpshooterFallacy one starts at the conclusion and jams the facts around it.]] And in the minds of the likes of Ryouga Hibiki and Tatewaki Kunou, [[NeverMyFault we all KNOW what the conclusion is.]]
23rd Apr '17 3:52:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThereWillBeBrawl'', Mario immediately assumes Bowser is behind Peach's latest kidnapping, and refuses to hear any other explanation... not that you could blame him, of course. He only relents when [[spoiler:Luigi tells him of Bowser's death]].

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* In ''ThereWillBeBrawl'', ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', Mario immediately assumes Bowser is behind Peach's latest kidnapping, and refuses to hear any other explanation... not that you could blame him, of course. He only relents when [[spoiler:Luigi tells him of Bowser's death]].
25th Feb '17 11:22:25 AM MitchellProductions
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* Mental disorder: Due to a handicap, Bob believes that whatever he thinks is true, is in fact true; anyone who states otherwise is deemed a liar.

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* Mental disorder: Due to a handicap, [[TautologicalTemplar Bob believes that whatever he thinks is true, is in fact true; anyone who states otherwise is deemed a liar.
liar.]]
25th Feb '17 11:21:01 AM MitchellProductions
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If someone suffering from Theory Tunnel Vision at some point ''does'' break, expect a HeroicBSOD, along with muttering about how this should be impossible. A fair warning, though: Do not try to break Theory Tunnel Vision on purpose, as there is a good chance that you'll lose your friendship with the sufferer... or worse.

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If someone suffering from Theory Tunnel Vision at some point ''does'' break, [[BreakTheBeliever break]], expect a HeroicBSOD, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation along with muttering about how this should be impossible. impossible.]] A fair warning, though: Do not try to break Theory Tunnel Vision [[InvokedTrope on purpose, purpose]], as there is a good chance that [[WeUsedToBeFriends you'll lose your friendship with the sufferer... or worse.
sufferer]]... [[EvilFormerFriend or]] [[FaithHeelTurn worse.]]
2nd Feb '17 4:33:36 PM FloydPinkerton
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* Lex Luthor once discovered evidence that Clark Kent is {{ComicBook/Superman}}... and promptly dismissed it, because why would a PhysicalGod use such a humble personality? A lot of his rage can be put down to Superman not acting the way Luthor would act with all that power, and it drives Luthor nuts.

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* Lex Luthor once discovered evidence that Clark Kent is {{ComicBook/Superman}}... and promptly dismissed it, because why would a PhysicalGod use such a humble personality? A lot of his rage can be put down to [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Superman not acting the way Luthor would act with all that power, power]], and it drives Luthor nuts.
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