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22nd Apr '16 7:58:16 PM JackG
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* Dr. Bashir plays this trope straight in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Inquisition" while trying to convince the bridge officers that he's not a traitor. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that the officers are in fact holograms programmed to vilify him.]]

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* Dr. Bashir plays this trope straight in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Inquisition" while trying to convince the bridge officers that he's not a traitor. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that the officers are in fact holograms programmed to vilify him. The fact that his TrueCompanions won't consider his side of the story is one of the things that tips Bashir off.]]
21st Apr '16 12:47:43 PM erforce
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* Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor's [[CassandraTruth rantings and ravings]] about a [[BadFuture future war]] and sentient computers in the [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]] films gets them both labeled as nutters. By [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the second film]], Sarah has even been institutionalized.

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* Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor's [[CassandraTruth rantings and ravings]] about a [[BadFuture future war]] and sentient computers in the [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]] ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films gets them both labeled as nutters. By [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the second film]], Sarah has even been institutionalized.
20th Mar '16 5:53:12 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "Blind Spot", Laurel's insistance that the only reason she's been arrested for posession of illegal prescription medicine is because Brother Blood knows she's onto him and wants her out of the way sounds increasingly paranoid and crazy. It doesn't help that she has to acknowledge that, actually, she ''has'' been illegally self-medicating.

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* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "Blind Spot", Laurel's insistance insistence that the only reason she's been arrested for posession possession of illegal prescription medicine is because Brother Blood knows she's onto him and wants her out of the way sounds increasingly paranoid and crazy. It doesn't help that she has to acknowledge that, actually, she ''has'' been illegally self-medicating.


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* Early in CodeLyoko, XANA targets the local nuclear plant and the group ultimately decides to send Yumi to tell the adults what's going on. They don't believe her. In fact, pretty much ''any'' time the kids try to tell the adults about XANA's actions, they're dismissed outright. This also happens with their peers a lot.
15th Mar '16 4:02:08 PM ObsidianFire
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* In ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the Ghostbusters are institutionalized when they [[CassandraTruth try to inform everyone that the subways are filling up with malevolent slime and that a painting in the Metropolitan Art Museum is coming to life at midnight on New Year's Eve.]] In a minor subversion, Peter is GenreSavvy enough to realize that acting crazy and hysterical, as per the trope, isn't going to do anyone any good; unfortunately, the others aren't:

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* In ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the Ghostbusters are institutionalized when they [[CassandraTruth try to inform everyone that the subways are filling up with malevolent slime and that a painting in the Metropolitan Art Museum is coming to life at midnight on New Year's Eve.]] In a minor subversion, Peter is GenreSavvy smart enough to realize that acting crazy and hysterical, as per the trope, isn't going to do anyone any good; unfortunately, the others aren't:



** In the episode "The Pack", Giles refuses to believe Buffy when she claims Xander has been possessed by a hyena spirit. Being [[GenreSavvy Buffy]], she calls him on it:

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** In the episode "The Pack", Giles refuses to believe Buffy when she claims Xander has been possessed by a hyena spirit. Being [[GenreSavvy Buffy]], Buffy, she calls him on it:



** As well, some of TheMenInBlack are pretty GenreSavvy about this, deliberately acting as strangely as possible and using agents who look like famous people (or perhaps even making an agent, say, [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} the host of a game show]]), so that anyone who tries to tell other people about them won't be believed.

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** As well, some of TheMenInBlack are pretty GenreSavvy smart about this, deliberately acting as strangely as possible and using agents who look like famous people (or perhaps even making an agent, say, [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} the host of a game show]]), so that anyone who tries to tell other people about them won't be believed.



** Subverted in one episode, where after relating a prophetic dream he's had to General Hammond, Dr. Jackson is surprised when Hammond asks what he can do to help. When asked why he believes Jackson, Hammond gets GenreSavvy, alluding to all of the ''other'' crazy things he's seen and heard while in command of the SGC.

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** Subverted in one episode, where after relating a prophetic dream he's had to General Hammond, Dr. Jackson is surprised when Hammond asks what he can do to help. When asked why he believes Jackson, Hammond gets GenreSavvy, smart, alluding to all of the ''other'' crazy things he's seen and heard while in command of the SGC.



** Although this is finally subverted by ''The Dark Tower'', when Merlin is trying to get the Knights to follow him. Arthur, being his usual GenreBlind self, starts to ignore him, but the Knights point out that it can't hurt as they're already lost, and ask Arthur to give him a chance.

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** Although this is finally subverted by ''The Dark Tower'', when Merlin is trying to get the Knights to follow him. Arthur, being his usual GenreBlind ignorant self, starts to ignore him, but the Knights point out that it can't hurt as they're already lost, and ask Arthur to give him a chance.
15th Mar '16 3:25:13 PM 134340Goat
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* Twisted and reversed in [[MetalGearSolid2 Metal Gear Solid 2]]. At the game's climax, Raiden is contacted by Rose (secretly the Patriots' AI in her form) who claims, as the subtitles spell, "You have to beLIEve me!"
5th Mar '16 6:15:14 PM LtFedora
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** Lampshaded in the first film, when Winston asks if they are ''seriously'' going to tell a judge that an ancient god to going to destroy the city.



* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': As the alien ships arrive over major cities, David realizes that the weird signal he found is really a countdown to an attack. He immediately calls his ex-wife, the President's communications director, to warn her, but his out-of-breath and panicked speech (not to mention calling while the President is giving an emergency address) causes her to quickly hang up. He's a lot more calm when he goes to the White House to convince her and President Whitmore in person.



* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': As the alien ships arrive over major cities, David realizes that the weird signal he found is really a countdown to an attack. He immediately calls his ex-wife, the President's communications director, to warn her, but his out-of-breath and panicked speech (not to mention calling while the President is giving an emergency address) causes her to quickly hang up. He's a lot more calm when he goes to the White House to convince her and President Whitmore in person.
2nd Mar '16 8:45:41 PM MikeW
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* Often happens to the marks on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' as they try in vain to get the authorities to believe that they were set up by an elite team of con artists.
** In "The Very Big Bird Job," corrupt executive Romer calmly explains to the FBI that he wasn't fleeing the country to avoid insider trading charges and causing a deadly crash. Rather, he believed he was flying the Spruce Goose to save it from Iranians out to steal 70-year old stealth technology invented by Howard Hughes. Their expressions say it all.
29th Feb '16 8:15:12 PM LtFedora
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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': As the alien ships arrive over major cities, David realizes that the weird signal he found is really a countdown to an attack. He immediately calls his ex-wife, the President's communications director, to warn her, but his out-of-breath and panicked speech (not to mention calling while the President is giving an emergency address) causes her to quickly hang up. He's a lot more calm when he goes to the White House to convince her and President Whitmore in person.
29th Jan '16 2:33:29 PM Eddy1215
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* In MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic tale "FluttershyIsFree," Fluttershy makes the mistake of telling her foalhood friend [[BoisterousBruiser Rainbow Dash]] that Fluttershy herself was [[spoiler:sired by a Changeling]] by introducing it as the ravings of her [[UnreliableNarrator paranoid mothe]]r. Given that Fluttershy does not in any way look like [[spoiler:the mythical flying creature the Pegasi know as "buzzies"]] and generally take about as seriously as we do UFO sightings, Rainbow Dash simply assumes that Fluttershy has gone a bit crazy under the stress of being the [[TheUnfavorite unfavorite daughter]] in a [[BigScrewedUpFamily dysfunctional family]]. At this point, Fluttershy gives up trying to tell Rainbow Dash the truth. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as in canon Fluttershy is normally a [[ShrinkingViolet ''very'' poor communicator]].

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* In MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tale "FluttershyIsFree," "Fanfic/FluttershyIsFree," Fluttershy makes the mistake of telling her foalhood friend [[BoisterousBruiser Rainbow Dash]] that Fluttershy herself was [[spoiler:sired by a Changeling]] by introducing it as the ravings of her [[UnreliableNarrator paranoid mothe]]r. Given that Fluttershy does not in any way look like [[spoiler:the mythical flying creature the Pegasi know as "buzzies"]] and generally take about as seriously as we do UFO sightings, Rainbow Dash simply assumes that Fluttershy has gone a bit crazy under the stress of being the [[TheUnfavorite unfavorite daughter]] in a [[BigScrewedUpFamily dysfunctional family]]. At this point, Fluttershy gives up trying to tell Rainbow Dash the truth. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as in canon Fluttershy is normally a [[ShrinkingViolet ''very'' poor communicator]].
8th Jan '16 6:50:40 PM DrOO7
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* ''Film/DoubleJeopardy''. Libby wails this verbatim when testifying in her own defense regarding her husband's murder.
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