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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.
26th Nov '15 4:16:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''SamuraiChamploo'': "This work of fiction is not intended as an accurate historical portrayal... LIKE YOU GIVE A %#@&!"
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* ''SamuraiChamploo'': ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': "This work of fiction is not intended as an accurate historical portrayal... LIKE YOU GIVE A %#@&!"

* In ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', Spider Jerusalem starts watching porn based around his persona, preceded by this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction not intended to represent anyone living, dead or [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial writing a weekly column for a newspaper.]]"
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* In ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'', Spider Jerusalem starts watching porn based around his persona, preceded by this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction not intended to represent anyone living, dead or [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial writing a weekly column for a newspaper.]]"
16th Nov '15 8:25:07 AM FF32
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* The video case for ''{{Blackadder}}'s [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas Carol]]'' states that all characters are fictional and any resemblence to any real person, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Except the Awful Screeching Woman, who knows ''exactly'' who she is.
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* The video case for ''{{Blackadder}}'s ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'s [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas Carol]]'' states that all characters are fictional and any resemblence to any real person, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Except the Awful Screeching Woman, who knows ''exactly'' who she is.
6th Nov '15 7:57:01 PM nombretomado
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* [[MarvelComics Marvel UK's]] ''TheRealGhostbusters'' and ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' comics disclaim any resemblance to persons "living, dead, or undead".
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* [[MarvelComics Marvel UK's]] ''TheRealGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' and ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' comics disclaim any resemblance to persons "living, dead, or undead".
29th Oct '15 8:24:45 PM rjd1922
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* Due to the crazy and unfair court system used in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', the Western version of the game manual contains a disclaimer to the effect of "This game's court system was invented for entertainment purposes and is not intended to resemble any real court system." Despite this, it is, in fact, based on the former Japanese court system -- the disclaimer in that region reads more like "This game's court system is based on reality, but is exaggerated for entertainment purposes and not intended to be a perfect recreation".
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* Due to the crazy and unfair court system used in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', the Western version of the game manual contains a disclaimer to the effect of "This game's court system was invented for entertainment purposes and is not intended to resemble any real court system." Despite this, it is, in fact, based on the former Japanese court system -- the disclaimer in that region reads more like "This game's court system is based on reality, but is exaggerated for entertainment purposes and not intended to be a perfect recreation".
22nd Oct '15 1:07:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' opens with a disclaimer stating that the events of the film are ''not'' fiction. Given that the movie is about brain-eating zombies, this is of course blatant lies.
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* ''ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'' opens with a disclaimer stating that the events of the film are ''not'' fiction. Given that the movie is about brain-eating zombies, this is of course blatant lies.
11th Oct '15 3:04:16 PM KennethMorgan
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** The first-season ''L&O'' episode "Indifference" ended with a caption and voice-over pointing out the differences between its storyline and the real-life child-killing of Lisa Steinberg. This remains the only explicit disavowal of a real case in the franchise's history.
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** The series pilot film "Everybody's Favorite Bagman" and the first-season ''L&O'' episode "Indifference" both ended with a caption and voice-over pointing out that while the differences between its storyline stories were similar to, respectively, a scandal at the Parking Violations Bureau and the real-life child-killing of Lisa Steinberg. This remains Steinberg, both episodes were fictional. (In the latter case, the disclaimer cites specific differences between the real case and the episode.) These remain the only explicit disavowal of a real case disavowals in the franchise's history.
24th Sep '15 2:32:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NoMoreDeadDogs'' has a disclaimer that goes (something like), "This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons or dogs proves you have some strange friends."
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* ''NoMoreDeadDogs'' ''Literature/NoMoreDeadDogs'' has a disclaimer that goes (something like), "This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons or dogs proves you have some strange friends."

* EdgarPangborn's [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] novel ''Davy'' has a disclaimer by the author to the effect that:
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* EdgarPangborn's Creator/EdgarPangborn's [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] novel ''Davy'' has a disclaimer by the author to the effect that:

* ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' claims that it bears no resemblance to any people "...living, dead, or wandering the night in ghostly torment."
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* ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' claims that it bears no resemblance to any people "...living, dead, or wandering the night in ghostly torment."

* CaptainUnderpants, in ''The Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman'', had a comic with this disclaimer on the back, "Any [[RougeAnglesOfSatin simalarities]] to real people (living or dead) is very, very [[RougeAnglesOfSatin unforchenate]]."
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* CaptainUnderpants, Literature/CaptainUnderpants, in ''The Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman'', had a comic with this disclaimer on the back, "Any [[RougeAnglesOfSatin simalarities]] to real people (living or dead) is very, very [[RougeAnglesOfSatin unforchenate]]."

* {{RobertRankin}}'s ''Raiders of the Lost Car Park'' has such a disclaimer. One of the characters is ''Prince Charles Windsor''. With a train fixation. Complete with him using a train-into-tunnel euphemism with shagging his PA.
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* {{RobertRankin}}'s Creator/RobertRankin's ''Raiders of the Lost Car Park'' has such a disclaimer. One of the characters is ''Prince Charles Windsor''. With a train fixation. Complete with him using a train-into-tunnel euphemism with shagging his PA.
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