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1st Sep '16 3:52:33 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* In ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' two Soviet spies mistake General Assistance Department as the head of British Intelligence, and use their new experimental truth serum on Mr. Lamb in order to get information.
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11th Aug '16 12:36:57 PM StarTropes
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** The "Chain of Command" two-parter of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has the Cardassian who captured Picard use truth serum while interrogating him. Unfortunately for him, Picard doesn't have the information he wants. This then leads to the TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive ordeal.
26th Jul '16 7:05:16 PM WillBGood
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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books feature a magical truth serum called Veritaserum. It's mentioned quite a lot, but the only time it's actually used was on an unconscious [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr., disguised as Mad-Eye Moody]]. However, [[WordOfGod according to J. K. Rowling,]] all magical truth serums are fallible when used on a victim who is prepared for it, and its effects can be counteracted. Of course this still makes you wonder why they didn't administer it to more unconscious people, as ''that'' worked entirely well. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the film version]] of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Umbridge uses veritaserum successfully on Cho Chang, off-screen. [[AdaptationDistillation This serves to streamline the plot, giving Harry a reason to break up with Cho without having her ultimately responsible for the betrayal. It also writes out Marietta Edgecombe, the original (serum-less) tattle-tale, as well as Hermione's "SNEAK" jinx.]]

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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books feature a magical truth serum called Veritaserum. It's mentioned quite a lot, but the only time it's actually used was on an unconscious [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr., disguised as Mad-Eye Moody]]. However, [[WordOfGod according to J. K. Rowling,]] all magical truth serums are fallible when used on a victim who is prepared for it, and its effects can be counteracted. Of course this still makes you wonder why they didn't administer it to more unconscious people, as ''that'' worked entirely well. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the film version]] of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Umbridge uses veritaserum successfully on Cho Chang, off-screen. [[AdaptationDistillation This serves to streamline the plot, plot,]] giving Harry a reason to break up with Cho without having her ultimately responsible for the betrayal. It also writes out Marietta Edgecombe, the original (serum-less) tattle-tale, as well as Hermione's "SNEAK" jinx.]]
16th Jul '16 6:17:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Natasha Morgan was another user of truth serums. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy She also kept around a trusted hypnotist to deal with those who can resist to the normal truth serum]]... [[CrazyPrepared In spite of not actually believing someone could resist it]]. She was the feared and uncontested leader of Clerville's organized crime until she decided to retire.

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** Natasha Morgan was another user of truth serums. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy She also kept around a trusted hypnotist to deal with those who can resist to the normal truth serum]]...serum... [[CrazyPrepared In spite of not actually believing someone could resist it]]. She was the feared and uncontested leader of Clerville's organized crime until she decided to retire.
10th Jul '16 4:50:07 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Terri works out that the key, which is in the song Jumpin Jack Flash, actually refers to the ''musical'' key. Later when under truth serum she's asked what the password is, she burbles, "The key is the key!", confusing the antagonists. She then escapes, and thanks to the serum proceeds to say exactly what she's thinking to everyone she meets, including her JerkAss boss.

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* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Terri works out that the key, code key she needs to communicate with a British agent, which is in the song Jumpin ''Jumpin Jack Flash, Flash'', actually refers to the ''musical'' key. Later when under truth serum she's asked what the password is, she burbles, "The key is the key!", confusing the antagonists.her kidnapper. She then escapes, and thanks to the serum proceeds to say exactly what she's thinking to everyone she meets, including her JerkAss boss.
10th Jul '16 4:47:30 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Whoopi Goldberg is injected with a truth serum by Jim Belushi, but she escapes. She then proceeds to say exactly what she's thinking to everyone she meets, including her JerkAss boss.
** [[NoodleIncident "And that's what happens when you put Ex-Lax in tea!"]]

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* ''Film/JumpinJackFlash''. Whoopi Goldberg Terri works out that the key, which is injected with a in the song Jumpin Jack Flash, actually refers to the ''musical'' key. Later when under truth serum by Jim Belushi, but she's asked what the password is, she escapes. burbles, "The key is the key!", confusing the antagonists. She then escapes, and thanks to the serum proceeds to say exactly what she's thinking to everyone she meets, including her JerkAss boss.
** [[NoodleIncident -->[[NoodleIncident "And that's what happens when you put Ex-Lax in tea!"]]
2nd Jul '16 11:55:38 AM EDP
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* The ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'' novels have the youma drink, also called "the lemonade that loosens the tongue": a drink made of lemon juice, opium and sap from a youma plant (an unspecified member of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansevieria sansevieria]]'' genus), it gets the drinker too high to care he shouldn't answer the questions he's being asked, even insulting the questioner if the revelations are about a plan to harm them. First shows up in ''The Mystery of the Black Jungle'', when Bharata prepares it and Macpherson tricks Tremal Naik in drinking it, with many others (including the Thuggee and James Brooke) knowing how to prepare it.
30th Jun '16 11:12:43 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/UQHolder'': Touta accidentally eats a truth serum-laced chocolate off of Yukihime's desk, which causes some chaos around the headquarters as he begins declaring to all his friends [[LoveYouAndEverybody that he loves them]]. Karin initially thought that she had taken the same stuff, only to be informed later that she'd eaten an ordinary chocolate.
28th Jun '16 6:57:24 PM sorako
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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', Clair gives one to Daisuke, after receiving a ShutUpHannibal from him that involved [[BerserkButton bringing up Clair's father]]. Clair was hoping that Daisuke would have a HeroicBSOD and spill some shameful or angsty secret. [[spoiler: While Daisuke ''does'' have a dark past (his father was killed by Clair's father, and his mother walked out on the family), he doesn't let it bother him, so the drug did not work on him, apart from knocking him out.]]



* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', Clair gives one to Daisuke, after receiving a ShutUpHannibal from him that involved [[BerserkButton bringing up Clair's father]]. Clair was hoping that Daisuke would have a HeroicBSOD and spill some shameful or angsty secret. [[spoiler: While Daisuke ''does'' have a dark past (his father was killed by Clair's father, and his mother walked out on the family), he doesn't let it bother him, so the drug did not work on him, apart from knocking him out.]]
28th Jun '16 6:56:11 PM sorako
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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', in one of the later chapters, as Negi was running away from his cute students who want to know the name of the girl he likes using every means necessary. He got an injection of "truth serum" up his... [[AssShove "back side"]]. It still didn't work.

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', in one of the later chapters, as Negi was running away from his cute students who want to know the name of the girl he likes using every means necessary. He necessary, he got an injection of "truth serum" up his... [[AssShove "back side"]]. It still didn't work.
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