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22nd Mar '17 8:57:21 AM freyalorelei
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* 19th-century amateur detective Julian Kestrel uses this in his first novel ''Cut to the Quick''

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* 19th-century amateur detective Julian Kestrel Literature/JulianKestrel uses this in his first novel ''Cut to the Quick''
2nd Feb '17 9:15:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TotalDrama Revenge of the Island'': Scott uses this to trick Cameron into revealing Mike's [[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]].

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* ''TotalDrama Revenge of the Island'': ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaRevengeOfTheIsland'': Scott uses this to trick Cameron into revealing Mike's [[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]].
31st Jan '17 8:56:47 AM Slammurai
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* In VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime, Fayt tricks Cliff into revealing that he has been in contact with Mirage and even gets Cliff to tell him what their conversation was about by simply asking "So what did Mirage say?" Cliff is pretty impressed by his craftiness.
8th Jan '17 5:34:52 AM DrFraud
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'''Hermione:''' How did you know that?\\

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'''Hermione:''' How did you ''you'' know that?\\
6th Jan '17 12:52:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens on an episode of JudgeJudy. Two boys are being accused of stealing a girl's purse and stealing items out of it. The boys deny that they ever touched the purse. Judge Judy, already suspecting the boys of lying, asks the plaintiff to list off the things that were in her purse.

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* Happens on an episode of JudgeJudy.''Series/JudgeJudy''. Two boys are being accused of stealing a girl's purse and stealing items out of it. The boys deny that they ever touched the purse. Judge Judy, already suspecting the boys of lying, asks the plaintiff to list off the things that were in her purse.



* Ricky does this to Ben in ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' when asking Ben if he had been to see Adrian.

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* Ricky does this to Ben in ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' when asking Ben if he had been to see Adrian.



* This priceless exchange from ''WillAndGrace'':

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* This priceless exchange from ''WillAndGrace'':''Series/WillAndGrace'':
30th Dec '16 9:12:32 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Dr. Eggman uses this ploy to confirm that he correctly guessed which of the two identical-looking Emeralds is the real one. (Not that it's very likely Tails would knowingly give Eggman the real one if he had a fake one as well.)

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Dr. Eggman uses this ploy to confirm that he correctly guessed which that one of the two identical-looking Chaos Emeralds is was a fake, due to having looked at readings from the real one.2 separate Emeralds at his pyramid base earlier. (Not that it's very likely Tails would knowingly give Eggman the real one if he had a fake one as well.)



-->'''Eggman:''' Because you just TOLD me, fox-boy!

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-->'''Eggman:''' Heh. Because you just TOLD me, fox-boy!fox-boy.
21st Dec '16 8:11:30 PM HeroGal2347
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', the identity of a mail bomber is confirmed when he panics at the sight of someone opening one of his custom-made packages. He shouldn't have known about the bombings because he had been in a coma when they took place. (If you're curious about how he managed to set off the bombings while ''in a coma'', watch the episode in full). In another episode, he cleared Willie Nelson's name by proving that the other suspect wasn't blind (or at least, not completely blind)--he had a streaker run past her, and she reacted.

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
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In one episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', "[[Recap/MonkS2E7MrMonkAndTheSleepingSuspect Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect]]", the identity of a mail bomber is confirmed when he panics at the sight of someone opening one of his custom-made packages. He shouldn't have known about the bombings because he had been in a coma when they took place. (If you're curious about how he managed to set off the bombings while ''in a coma'', watch the episode in full).
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In another episode, he Monk cleared Willie Nelson's name by proving that the other suspect wasn't blind (or at least, not completely blind)--he had a streaker run past her, and she reacted.
3rd Dec '16 12:36:54 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* A creative application of the trope occurred in ''RipAndTeri''. Agent XI knows Rip has infiltrated a TV studio in disguise. A few days earlier, Rip had encountered XI in a janitor uniform, so XI stations himself inside the studio in the same uniform. Rip's startled reaction to seeing the same "janitor" he fought earlier gives him away.
* From ''{{Narbonic}}'', [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9924 during the D-Con]] StoryArc:

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* A creative application of the trope occurred in ''RipAndTeri''.''Webcomic/RipAndTeri''. Agent XI knows Rip has infiltrated a TV studio in disguise. A few days earlier, Rip had encountered XI in a janitor uniform, so XI stations himself inside the studio in the same uniform. Rip's startled reaction to seeing the same "janitor" he fought earlier gives him away.
* From ''{{Narbonic}}'', [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9924 ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', [[http://narbonic.com/comic/april-1-6-2002/ during the D-Con]] StoryArc:
30th Nov '16 7:33:10 AM Omeganian
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** In ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn'', Baley has circumstantial evidence against the criminal, who is unfortunately a very respected member of society (on another planet), so his word carries more weight than his. So, after presenting the evidence, he says the man might have committed something worse as a side effect. The criminal shouts there could have been no such side effect to what he did...

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** In ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn'', Baley has circumstantial evidence against the criminal, who is unfortunately that a person was communicating with a unique robot for reverse-engineering purposes. The person is, unfortunately, a very respected member of society (on (and on on another planet), planet at that), so his word carries more weight than his. So, after presenting the evidence, he says the man might have committed something worse the very crime he accuses his opponent of as a side effect. The criminal shouts there could blurts that couldn't have been no such side effect caused by his experiments... mind you, that other crime is considerably lighter, mere destruction of property, so the criminal is forced to what he did...fold on the spot.
16th Nov '16 6:41:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** This is the ''modus operandi'' of Vlad and Kiera in ''Literature/{{Orca}}''. They basically spend the whole book going around in various disguises talking to the conspirators, pretending to know more than they do (which is nothing} until they get a reaction, and then put all the pieces together.

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** This is the ''modus operandi'' of Vlad and Kiera in ''Literature/{{Orca}}''. They basically spend the whole book going around in various disguises talking to the conspirators, pretending to know more than they do (which is nothing} nothing) until they get a reaction, and then put all the pieces together.



--> "You mean--that's all you have?" [[spoiler: Guy]] gaped at the sack. Laughter convulsed [[spoiler: him]] again. 'You mean, if I'd only held my tongue-- No, really, this is funny! It's an absolute screamer, don't you see? On the strength of a worm-eaten pedlar's sack, I've put a rope around my neck."]

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--> "You mean--that's all you have?" [[spoiler: Guy]] gaped at the sack. Laughter convulsed [[spoiler: him]] again. 'You mean, if I'd only held my tongue-- No, really, this is funny! It's an absolute screamer, don't you see? On the strength of a worm-eaten pedlar's sack, I've put a rope around my neck."]"
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