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5th Nov '17 6:11:29 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Website/SCPFoundation'' has gone out of its way to ensure everyone that it's simply a work of fiction, especially in the wake of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man_stabbing Slender man Stabbing]].
27th Oct '17 8:53:40 PM Angeldeb82
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* The in-game description for the Dancing Zombie from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' says, "Any resemblance between Dancing Zombie and persons living or dead is purely coincidental." This is probably a joke, since the zombie is obviously [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] Creator/MichaelJackson in his zombie-themed ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' music video. Or at least it was, until the ''real'' Michael Jackson [[FunnyAneurysmMoment died]] a month after the game's release. As a result, the Dancing Zombie was redesigned into a more generic DiscoDan. The disclaimer is still there, though.

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* The in-game description for the Dancing Zombie from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' says, "Any resemblance between Dancing Zombie and persons living or dead is purely coincidental." This is probably a joke, since the zombie is obviously [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] Creator/MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson in his zombie-themed ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' music video. Or at least it was, until the ''real'' Michael Jackson [[FunnyAneurysmMoment died]] a month after the game's release. As a result, the Dancing Zombie was redesigned into a more generic DiscoDan. The disclaimer is still there, though.though.
* Speaking of ''Thriller'', the ''25th Anniversary Edition'' of ''VideoGame/NightTrap'' seems to use this disclaimer as a ShoutOut to the music video: "The events and characters depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living, dead, or undead, is purely coincidental."
18th Oct '17 11:34:40 AM nowaymanguy
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* Due to the crazy and unfair court system used in ''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".

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* Due to the crazy and unfair court system used in ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', the Western version of the game manual contains a disclaimer to the effect of "This game's court legal system was invented for entertainment purposes applies only to the game, and is does not intended to resemble reflect any real court actual legal 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".an accurate representation".
23rd Sep '17 6:59:05 PM DrY9K
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* The in-game description for the Dancing Zombie from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' says, "Any resemblance between Dancing Zombie and persons living or dead is purely coincidental." This is probably a joke, since the zombie is obviously [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] Creator/MichaelJackson in his zombie-themed ''Music/Thriller'' music video. Or at least it was, until the ''real'' Michael Jackson [[FunnyAneurysmMoment died]] a month after the game's release. As a result, the Dancing Zombie was redesigned into a more generic DiscoDan. The disclaimer is still there, though.

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* The in-game description for the Dancing Zombie from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' says, "Any resemblance between Dancing Zombie and persons living or dead is purely coincidental." This is probably a joke, since the zombie is obviously [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] Creator/MichaelJackson in his zombie-themed ''Music/Thriller'' ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' music video. Or at least it was, until the ''real'' Michael Jackson [[FunnyAneurysmMoment died]] a month after the game's release. As a result, the Dancing Zombie was redesigned into a more generic DiscoDan. The disclaimer is still there, though.
23rd Sep '17 6:56:45 PM DrY9K
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* The in-game description for the Dancing Zombie from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' says, "Any resemblance between Dancing Zombie and persons living or dead is purely coincidental." This is probably a joke, since the zombie is obviously [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] Creator/MichaelJackson in his zombie-themed ''Music/Thriller'' music video. Or at least it was, until the ''real'' Michael Jackson [[FunnyAneurysmMoment died]] a month after the game's release. As a result, the Dancing Zombie was redesigned into a more generic DiscoDan. The disclaimer is still there, though.
27th Aug '17 10:42:35 PM jormis29
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** "Porky Pig's Feat" has "Any resemblance between this hotel and real hotels, living or dead, is coincidental."

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** "Porky Pig's Feat" "WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat" has "Any resemblance between this hotel and real hotels, living or dead, is coincidental."
8th Aug '17 7:15:46 PM LightningPrincess
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* All of the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness games had funny disclaimers at the beginning of their books to ward off the SatanicPanic accusations along the lines of "You are not a vampire and if there really was a secret society of vampires, someone would have noticed by now.
** The TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness disclaimers were less funny "This book uses the supernatural for settings, characters and themes.
All mystical and supernatural elements are fiction and intended for entertainment purposes only. This book contains mature content. Reader
discretion is advised."
24th Jul '17 4:42:10 PM SimYouLater
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Do not confuse with the... [[http://armorgames.com/play/11103/this-is-a-work-of-fiction unusual game]] which shares a name with this trope.

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Do not confuse with the... [[http://armorgames.com/play/11103/this-is-a-work-of-fiction unusual game]] which shares a name with this trope. Or with any form of PostModernism.
6th Jul '17 3:53:48 PM infernape612
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** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' plays with this by not only including the disclaimer, but making the player agree to it before starting a new game. If you don't, you get sent back to the start screen. [[spoiler:The message takes on a sinister new meaning with some of the end game reveals by making it clear that the BigBad is the one voicing the message and by accepting, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the players accepts to reject the existence of the Phantom Thief's]]]].

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** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' plays with this by not only including the disclaimer, but making the player agree to it before starting a new game. If you don't, you get sent back to the start screen. [[spoiler:The message takes on a sinister new meaning with some of the end game reveals by making it clear that the BigBad is the one voicing the message and by accepting, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the players accepts agree to reject the existence of the Phantom Thief's]]]].Thieves]]]].
3rd Jul '17 7:10:27 AM darkchiefy
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* ''WebVideo/{{Decker}}'': The first televised season of Decker, ''Unclassified'', begins with a black screen stating that "The following events are fititious but well within the realm of possiblity
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