History Main / WildcardExcuse

15th Feb '17 8:18:34 PM Jgamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** In that particular episode, Timmy's parents were suspicious of him because he recently wished for a bunch of things that were reported stolen on the news. When Timmy tries to prove his innocence later, the usual excuse breaks down again because he hooked himself up to a lie detector and they asked where the lie detector came from. At the end of the episode, when Timmy is proven innocent, the usual excuse works again.
10th Dec '16 6:07:10 AM Odacon_Spy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** It finally breaks down when Timmy's Dad asks him where he got ''the Internet'' from, at which point Timmy is reduced to stammering.
6th Oct '16 8:26:18 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''{{Everworld}}'' the characters often pretend to be traveling minstrels as a cover for the fact that they're from an alternate dimension

to:

* In ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' the characters often pretend to be traveling minstrels as a cover for the fact that they're from an alternate dimension
20th Sep '16 10:56:30 AM superpsych
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': Ryoma's excuse for being late: "I was helping a pregnant woman to the hospital."

to:

* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': Ryoma's excuse for being late: "I was helping a pregnant woman to the hospital."" Called back later when Oishi is late because he actually was helping a pregnant woman to the hospital.
* ''Manga/Bleach'': The usual explanation anytime one of the main characters shows up at school injured is "I fell down the stairs", which everyone immediately sees through.
31st Aug '16 1:28:54 PM IamTheCaligula
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In a yonkoma omake in ''Manga/TouhouSuzunaanForbiddenScrollery'', [[{{Lilliputians}} Shinmyoumaru Sukuna]] uses the excuse "It's an effect of the Miracle Mallet" to explain away any weird occurance. A believable enough explanation when inanimate objects begin to move of their own accord, not so very believable when there are tiny bite marks in Reimu's food and Shinmyoumaru's mouth is stuffed.
16th Aug '16 4:07:21 AM ThatBitterTase
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[Manga/OnePunchMan King's]] standard excuse for not being somewhere is that he was fighting monsters/raiding monster lairs. [[spoiler:He's telling the truth, in a way - he's a hardcore video gamer, and said monsters/lairs were in an RPG.]]
26th Jul '16 9:07:56 PM Glacierfairy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In one of the omakes for ''Manga/TheDisastrousLifeOfSaikiK'', the author via the titular Saiki tries to HandWave his drawing errors as a result of Saiki's MindControl ability going [[RealityWarper out of hand]], but eventually admitted the truth at the end.
7th Jun '16 12:37:12 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Contrast LameExcuse, HurricaneOfExcuses, SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.

See also ExcusePlot, and the actual WildCard.

to:

Contrast LameExcuse, HurricaneOfExcuses, SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.

SuspiciouslySpecificDenial. See also ExcusePlot, and the actual WildCard.WildCard.






* In ''PrincessWaltz'', Liliana uses "I lived abroad" to explain how [[SuperStrength she was able to jump out of a second-story window with a friend on her back without injury]].
-->'''Suzuku:''' Ah, that explains it.
-->'''Nishimoto:''' That's someone who lived abroad for you.

to:

* In ''PrincessWaltz'', ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'', Liliana uses "I lived abroad" to explain how [[SuperStrength she was able to jump out of a second-story window with a friend on her back without injury]].
-->'''Suzuku:''' Ah, that explains it.
-->'''Nishimoto:'''
it.\\
'''Nishimoto:'''
That's someone who lived abroad for you.
24th Jan '16 12:42:52 PM LentilSandEater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/TerryPratchett [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this one in the ''Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy''.

to:

* Creator/TerryPratchett [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] parodied this one in the ''Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy''.
15th Nov '15 10:11:51 PM BrokenEye
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Compare BlatantLies, GlobalIgnorance, BadLiar, ItsForABook. WeirdnessCoupon relates to how people react to the perceived wildcard.

to:

Compare BlatantLies, GlobalIgnorance, BadLiar, ItsForABook.ItsForABook, IHaveThisFriend. WeirdnessCoupon relates to how people react to the perceived wildcard.
This list shows the last 10 events of 160. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WildcardExcuse