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20th Jun '16 7:36:00 AM rjd1922
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'': "Any names, or persons, illustrated in any of the Sonichu Comics, except that of Christian Weston Chandler, that may seem similar to anyone in real life, are purely coincidental, or otherwise parodic." Considering [[WriteWhatYouKnow how much of the comic is based on the creator's life]], though, this is pretty much BlatantLies.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'': "Any names, or persons, illustrated in any of the Sonichu Comics, except that of Christian Weston Chandler, that may seem similar to anyone in real life, are purely coincidental, or otherwise parodic." Considering [[WriteWhatYouKnow [[WriteWhoYouKnow how much of the comic is many characters are based on people in the creator's life]], though, this is pretty much BlatantLies.
6th Jun '16 7:56:35 PM eroock
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* Disclaimer after the open credits of ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}'', stating that characters and events are fictional.
30th Apr '16 3:28:36 PM rjd1922
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'': "Any names, or persons, illustrated in any of the Sonichu Comics, except that of Christian Weston Chandler, that may seem similar to anyone in real life, are purely coincidental, or otherwise parodic." Considering [[WriteWhatYouKnow how much of the comic is based on the creator's life]], though, this is pretty much BlatantLies.
9th Apr '16 11:07:43 AM Morgenthaler
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Sometimes this disclaimer is [[BlatantLies the only part of the movie that's fiction]], especially when [[HistoricalDomainCharacter the real people in question lived long enough ago that they're not going to sue anybody]]. (And sometimes publishers make the mistake of putting it in books openly BasedOnATrueStory; e.g., the [[http://www.nizkor.org/features/denial-of-science/schindler-04.html first printing of the Touchstone paperback edition]] of ''SchindlersList''.) Works BasedOnATrueStory may use a modified disclaimer, acknowledging the historical basis for the work but stating that it doesn't necessarily conform 100% to history.

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Sometimes this disclaimer is [[BlatantLies the only part of the movie that's fiction]], especially when [[HistoricalDomainCharacter the real people in question lived long enough ago that they're not going to sue anybody]]. (And sometimes publishers make the mistake of putting it in books openly BasedOnATrueStory; e.g., the [[http://www.nizkor.org/features/denial-of-science/schindler-04.html first printing of the Touchstone paperback edition]] of ''SchindlersList''.''Film/SchindlersList''.) Works BasedOnATrueStory may use a modified disclaimer, acknowledging the historical basis for the work but stating that it doesn't necessarily conform 100% to history.
20th Mar '16 8:45:24 PM PaulA
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* The 1966 sci-fi movie ''Thunderbirds are GO!'' (TheMovie of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'') ends with the disclaimer: "None of the characters appearing in this photoplay intentionally resemble any persons living or dead... since they do not yet exist!"
15th Mar '16 11:33:22 AM JMQwilleran
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** ''Bad Luck'', which is a title in the SequelSeries to the ''Secret Series'', again has a normal version of the disclaimer. Underneath it, however, it says "''Blah, blah, blah...''"
9th Mar '16 10:24:51 AM Hossmeister
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* ''[[BeavisandButthead Beavis and Butt-Head]]'' had two notable disclaimers at different periods of its series run, the latter essentially a slightly slimmed down version of the former, accompanied by jaunty banjo music:

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* ''[[BeavisandButthead ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis and Butt-Head]]'' had two notable disclaimers at different periods of its series run, the latter essentially a slightly slimmed down version of the former, accompanied by jaunty banjo music:
7th Feb '16 12:26:04 PM BaconManiac5000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', Gru is reading a storybook he wrote to the three girls. When Agnes points out that the kittens in the story look like the three of them, he denies the correlation.
--> ''"What? These are kittens! [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Any relation to persons living or dead is completely coincidental.]]"''
18th Dec '15 1:41:20 PM ading
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* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' has the disclaimer "[[BlatantLies The film you are about to see is based on real events.]] Only the names, locations, and events have been changed."
30th Nov '15 2:15:13 AM Glacierfairy
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* ''Anime/SenkouNoNightRaid'', which is set in China in 1931 and deals in a great part with the events leading up to the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar, has one such disclaimer at the end of every episode. Unlike most anime that use this trope, this one is deadly serious, considering that [[WrittenByTheWinners historical revisionism of World War II]] is a ''very'' touchy subject in East Asia.

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* ''Anime/SenkouNoNightRaid'', ''Anime/NightRaid1931'', which is set in China in 1931 and deals in a great part with the events leading up to the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar, has one such disclaimer at the end of every episode. Unlike most anime that use this trope, this one is deadly serious, considering that [[WrittenByTheWinners historical revisionism of World War II]] is a ''very'' touchy subject in East Asia.
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