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21st Oct '16 2:41:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* The Creator/RosemaryWells picture book ''Otto Runs for President'' makes sure it's covered legally throughout time. "The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person running for office in the past, present, or future is entirely coincidental."
9th Oct '16 8:43:47 AM CombativeBoil
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* One such disclaimer is presented at the start of ''VideoGame/Persona5'', though you're given the choice of whether or not to believe it. If you refuse to accept it, [[ButThouMust you're judged unworthy of playing the game and booted back to the start screen.]]
20th Sep '16 2:24:30 AM Luc
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[[labelnote:Minor historical footnote]]It's of some note that ''Rasputin and the Empress'' had the following text at the beginning of the movie: "This concerns the destruction of an empire ... A few of the characters are still alive—the rest met death by violence." In other words, it pretty much claimed that "Much of what follows is true." A justice involved in the UK libel case pointed out that MGM would have had a better chance if they had incorporated the ''direct opposite'': a disclaimer that the film was not intended as an accurate portrayal of real people or events. And thus was a standard piece of legal boilerplate born.[[/labelnote]]
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:
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