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23rd May '16 5:20:18 PM mcgrew
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', after Nick and Judy find the missing mammals, she makes some InnocentlyInsensitive comments to the media about predators "reverting back to their savage ways". From Nick's perspective, the one prey animal to ever look past his [[FantasticRacism species stereotype]] just called his entire zoological order a bunch of violent savages on national television. This leads to their temporary PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure.
29th Apr '16 11:23:21 PM Mersang
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* In ''StrangeMagic'', enemies Bog and Marianne [[ItMakesSenseInContext form a tentative truce while trying to find an antidote to a love potion that's making her sister obsessed with him]], and then her ex attacks Bog's home and Bog thinks Marianne was in on it.
5th Mar '16 9:39:18 PM Skylite
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To solve this, Alice will have to make a large, impressive and risky act of "contrition" to prove she's not the original liar anymore. Alternately, a third character (lets say Charlie) reveal to Bob that Alice really ''is'' a different person and likes him, and he runs to the airport to forgive her before she leaves.

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To solve this, Alice will have to make a large, impressive and risky act of "contrition" to prove she's not the original liar anymore. Alternately, a third character (lets say Charlie) reveal to Bob that Alice really ''is'' a different person and likes him, and he [[RaceForYourLove runs to the airport to forgive her before she leaves.
leaves]].
23rd Feb '16 10:05:13 PM theknack101
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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' plays this straight - the entire third act with the Drowning Doom could have been avoided had [[spoiler: Ophelia just told Eddie that ''he'' was Succhoria and not her. Or if Eddie, having promised to trust her no matter what, had ''trusted her no matter what.'']]

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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' plays this straight - the entire third act with the Drowning Doom could have been avoided had [[spoiler: Ophelia just told Eddie that ''he'' was Succhoria (or rather Succhoria's son) and not her. Or if Eddie, having promised to trust her no matter what, had ''trusted her no matter what.'']]
22nd Dec '15 5:38:55 AM Kitchen90
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* Two misunderstandings in ''Film/NottingHill'': First Anna believing that William had betrayed her by going to the press and Second William overhearing comments Anna made while filming.
* ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'' had this when the male main character's fiance is exposed (and left) on the altar after he finds out that [[AmoralAttorney she's been padding cases with other crimes to bolster her conviction rating]].

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* Two misunderstandings in ''Film/NottingHill'': First the first being Anna believing belief that William had betrayed her by going to the press and Second the second being William overhearing comments Anna made while filming.
* ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'' had this when the male main character's fiance fiancé is exposed (and left) on the altar after he finds out that [[AmoralAttorney she's been padding cases with other crimes to bolster her conviction rating]].


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* This trope is {{invoked}} by a [[GreenEyedMonster seemingly-jealous]] Creator/SidJames character in ''Film/CarryOnLoving''. His long-time job partner Sophie goes to meet up with a stranger in his mansion, hoping that he will ask for her hand in marriage. Sid is furious and seeks out the stranger's address to gatecrash on the date, with the help of a client that he's had eyes on for months. The client storms into the house and pretends to be a vulgar ex-girlfriend that wants Sophie's date back, and jumps on the man just as Sophie marches into the room. Before they all know it, an angry wrestler (who's the ex-boyfriend of the client of Sid's affections) arrives at the front door after receiving a phone call from Sid about his "girlfriend" being kidnapped by the lunatic master of the house. Sophie storms out of the mansion in annoyance.
13th Nov '15 7:53:38 PM N.Harmonik
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* The first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie has the eponymous ogre overhearing a conversation between Princess Fiona and Donkey about "who could ever love something so hideous." [[spoiler:She's talking about herself, as she turns into an ogre at nightfall, and changes back in the morning.]] Shrek, however, creates his own misunderstanding after telling Fiona he heard everything, even though he hadn't. [[spoiler: This makes Fiona believe that Shrek won't accept her for what she is, and she accepts Lord Farquaad's marriage proposal.]]

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* The first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie has the eponymous ogre overhearing a conversation between Princess Fiona and Donkey about "who could ever love something so hideous." [[spoiler:She's talking about herself, as she turns into an ogre at nightfall, and changes back in the morning.]] Shrek, however, creates his own misunderstanding after telling Fiona he heard everything, even though he hadn't. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This makes Fiona believe that Shrek won't accept her for what she is, and she accepts Lord Farquaad's marriage proposal.]]



* Towards the end of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', Mulan's true gender is revealed. Fortunately, Shang's life debt to her saves her life; but when she tries to tell her friends that there are Huns still alive and heading for the city, they disbelieve her both on account of her deception and her gender.



* Towards the end of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', Mulan's true gender is revealed. Fortunately, Shang's life debt to her saves her life; but when she tries to tell her friends that there are Huns still alive and heading for the city, they disbelieve her both on account of her deception and her gender.
28th Oct '15 2:57:46 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Film/DaddysLittleGirls'', Monty is in a hearing for custody of his kids when the mother's lawyer brings up his prior conviction for raping a minor. That pretty much ends the hearing, and Monty's lawyer goes bananas - as his lawyer she's furious that he didn't tell her about this "surprise"; as his LoveInterest, well, RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil. She refuses to hear his explanations and simply asks "Did you [[ExactWords go to jail for rape]]?" to which he can only answer "yes." Shortly thereafter, [[CoincidentalBroadcast Monty winds up on the local news]], and the anchor almost casually mentions that viewers might remember him as a former high-school teacher who had been falsely accused of raping a student. Such a high-profile local case and subsequent exoneration seems like something that legal professionals, say, [[FridgeLogic lawyers and judges]], should already be aware of.

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* In ''Film/DaddysLittleGirls'', Monty is in a hearing for custody of his kids when the mother's lawyer brings up his prior conviction for raping a minor. That pretty much ends the hearing, and Monty's lawyer goes bananas - as his lawyer she's furious that he didn't tell her about this "surprise"; as his LoveInterest, well, RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil. She refuses to hear his explanations and simply asks "Did you [[ExactWords go to jail for rape]]?" to which he can only answer "yes." Shortly thereafter, [[CoincidentalBroadcast Monty winds up on the local news]], and the anchor almost casually mentions that viewers might remember him as a former high-school teacher who had been falsely accused of raping a student. Such a high-profile local case and subsequent exoneration seems like something that legal professionals, say, [[FridgeLogic lawyers and judges]], judges, should already be aware of.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had Terra experience this in the aptly named "Betrayal". Just as she's about to confess to Beast Boy, Slade shows up and reveals it instead, taunting and baiting him with the news that [[spoiler: not only was Terra working for him as TheMole, but his robots were attacking Titans Tower ''at that very moment'', while BB was distracted by their date]]. She didn't take BB's rejection well. Which leads to a moment of FridgeBrilliance when you think about the episode's name. Yes, [[spoiler:Terra betrays the Titans]], but just moments before finding out the truth, Beast Boy had promised that he would be Terra's friend no matter what. So it refers to ''his'' betrayal as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had Terra experience this in the aptly named "Betrayal". Just as she's about to confess to Beast Boy, Slade shows up and reveals it instead, taunting and baiting him with the news that [[spoiler: not only was Terra working for him as TheMole, but his robots were attacking Titans Tower ''at that very moment'', while BB was distracted by their date]]. She didn't take BB's rejection well. Which leads to a moment of FridgeBrilliance when you think about the episode's name. Yes, [[spoiler:Terra betrays the Titans]], but just moments before finding out the truth, Beast Boy had promised that he would be Terra's friend no matter what. So it refers to ''his'' betrayal as well.
17th Oct '15 8:31:35 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had Terra experience this in the aptly named "Betrayal". Just as she's about to confess to Beast Boy, Slade shows up and reveals it instead, taunting and baiting him with the news that [[spoiler: not only was Terra working for him as TheMole, but his robots were attacking Titans Tower ''at that very moment'', while BB was distracted by their date]]. She didn't take BB's rejection well.
** Which leads to a moment of FridgeBrilliance when you think about the episode's name. Yes, [[spoiler: Terra betrays the Titans]], but just moments before finding out the truth, Beast Boy had promised that he would be Terra's friend no matter what. So it refers to ''his'' betrayal as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had Terra experience this in the aptly named "Betrayal". Just as she's about to confess to Beast Boy, Slade shows up and reveals it instead, taunting and baiting him with the news that [[spoiler: not only was Terra working for him as TheMole, but his robots were attacking Titans Tower ''at that very moment'', while BB was distracted by their date]]. She didn't take BB's rejection well.
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well. Which leads to a moment of FridgeBrilliance when you think about the episode's name. Yes, [[spoiler: Terra [[spoiler:Terra betrays the Titans]], but just moments before finding out the truth, Beast Boy had promised that he would be Terra's friend no matter what. So it refers to ''his'' betrayal as well.



* Subverted in ''Filli Vanilli'' of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' when it's revealed Big [=McIntosh's=] singing was actually Fluttershy lip-synching. Applejack confronts him and we get this legendary exchange:
--> '''Applejack:''' Big Mac, you got some 'splainin' to do! Turkey call?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' Trash your voice?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' Zecora remedy?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' Not quick enough?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Nnope.
--> '''Applejack:''' Needed a deep voice?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' Poison joke?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' Flutterguy?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' Better now?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' And that shy filly was livin' her dream in the shadows because she couldn't bring herself to come into the spotlight?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
--> '''Applejack:''' Well, for corn's sake! Let's go!

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* Subverted in ''Filli Vanilli'' "Filli Vanilli" of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' when it's revealed Big [=McIntosh's=] Macintosh's singing was actually Fluttershy lip-synching. Applejack confronts him and we get this legendary exchange:
--> '''Applejack:''' -->'''Applejack:''' Big Mac, you got some 'splainin' to do! Turkey call?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
call?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' Trash your voice?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
voice?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' Zecora remedy?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
remedy?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' Not quick enough?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Nnope.
-->
enough?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Nnope.\\
'''Applejack:''' Needed a deep voice?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
voice?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' Poison joke?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
joke?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' Flutterguy?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
Flutterguy?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' Better now?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
now?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' And that shy filly was livin' her dream in the shadows because she couldn't bring herself to come into the spotlight?
--> '''[=Big McIntosh:=]''' Eeyup.
-->
spotlight?\\
'''Big Macintosh:''' Eeyup.\\
'''Applejack:''' Well, for corn's sake! Let's go!
5th Jul '15 5:12:12 PM nombretomado
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* Defied in the 25th episode of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': [[spoiler: throughout the entire season, Superboy has been getting power upgrades from LexLuthor and actually [[HalfHumanHybrid has some of his DNA]]. Artemis's father is the Sportsmaster, an enemy, and her sister is Cheshire, another assassin. Miss Martian is really a white Martian, and her true form averts CuteMonsterGirl. All were expected to have betrayed the team. In the penultimate episode, they trust each other enough to reveal their secrets themselves, and the team accepts them, because they've proven themselves for the entire season. Though Robin and Batman did know of Artemis's secret, and Superboy learned Ms. Martians when they mind melded.]]

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* Defied in the 25th episode of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': [[spoiler: throughout the entire season, Superboy has been getting power upgrades from LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor and actually [[HalfHumanHybrid has some of his DNA]]. Artemis's father is the Sportsmaster, an enemy, and her sister is Cheshire, another assassin. Miss Martian is really a white Martian, and her true form averts CuteMonsterGirl. All were expected to have betrayed the team. In the penultimate episode, they trust each other enough to reveal their secrets themselves, and the team accepts them, because they've proven themselves for the entire season. Though Robin and Batman did know of Artemis's secret, and Superboy learned Ms. Martians when they mind melded.]]
18th May '15 7:28:31 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* In ''Film/DaddysLittleGirls'', Monty is in a hearing for custody of his kids when the mother's lawyer brings up his prior conviction for raping a minor. That pretty much ends the hearing, and Monty's lawyer goes bananas - as his lawyer she's furious that he didn't tell her about this "surprise"; as his LoveInterest, well, RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil. She refuses to hear his explanations and simply asks "Did you [[ExactWords go to jail for rape]]?" to which he can only answer "yes." Shortly thereafter, [[CoincidentalBroadcast Monty winds up on the local news]], and the anchor almost casually mentions that viewers might remember him as a former high-school teacher who had been falsely accused of raping a student. Such a high-profile local case and subsequent exoneration seems like something that legal professionals, say, [[FridgeLogic lawyers and judges]], should already be aware of.
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