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30th Aug '17 12:18:22 PM DaibhidC
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* In the "Cliffhangers" theme of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', Colonel Haken uses the "Once again, Dr Jones, we see there is nothing you possess which I cannot take away" line. Despite the attempts of his father and grandfather to shush him, Montana Jones replies "But ... what do the Nazis want with the Palladium of Troy? And how did you even know what we were after?!" and Haken smugly concludes "And again, we see there is nothing you can try to find which I cannot find out you are trying to find."
30th Aug '17 12:01:38 PM DaibhidC
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* A story told about the mathematician John Napier says that he believed one of his servants was stealing from him, so he declared that they all had to enter a dark room and touch his rooster (not a euphemism) who would crow if it felt the touch of a dishonest man. Since people were rather fuzzy on the difference between scientist and sorcerer at the time, and it was widely rumoured the rooster was his familiar, this sounded plausible. Afterwards, he explained that the rooster was covered in coal dust, and the thief was the man with clean hands.
24th Aug '17 10:01:50 AM TheCuza
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* In the third case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', [[spoiler:Phoenix uses a variation on this to trap a murderer: he claims that a vial of medicine that had the suspect's fingerprints on it contained the poison that was used to kill the victim. Having no idea of its true contents, the suspect angrily refutes Phoenix's claim by giving the description of the ''real'' poison bottle - something he could only have known if he was the murderer.]]

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* In the third case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney – Trials and Tribulations'', [[spoiler:Phoenix uses a variation on this gets the real killer to trap incriminate himself by presenting a murderer: he claims bottle of the victim's ear medicine, and claiming that a vial of medicine that had the suspect's fingerprints on it contained the poison that was used to kill the victim. Having no idea of its true contents, This is a {{Blatant Lie|s}} to anyone who had been watching the suspect angrily refutes Phoenix's claim by giving trial, as the real poison bottle had already been presented. The killer had ''not'' been watching the trial, nevertheless he proceeds to call Phoenix an idiot and gives an accurate description of the ''real'' real poison bottle - something bottle, proving that he could only have known if he was is the murderer.]]killer]].
19th Aug '17 9:38:14 PM MisterVercetti
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Mortos the Soul Stealer"
-->'''Dib:''' Zim! What are you doing here?
-->'''Zim:''' I am infecting this city with genetically enhanced vermin, but you'll never know!

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Mortos the Soul Stealer"
der Soulstealer"
-->'''Dib:''' Zim! What are you doing here?
I don't know what your plan is, but I'm gonna stop it!
-->'''Zim:''' I am infecting this city with genetically enhanced vermin, but you'll ''you'll'' never know!
10th Aug '17 7:33:47 PM randomtroper89
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* In Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': When [[spoiler:Kaworu]] shows up, he gives away [[HumanoidAbomination his true nature]] to Shinji by [[spoiler:referring to humanity as "Lilim".]]

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* In Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': When [[spoiler:Kaworu]] shows up, he gives away [[HumanoidAbomination his true nature]] to Shinji by [[spoiler:referring to humanity as "Lilim".]]"Lilim"]].
10th Aug '17 7:30:58 PM randomtroper89
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* Frequently done by Cal Lightman in ''Series/LieToMe'' to get the criminal-of-the-week to reveal him/herself. One case involved a woman in the US Army claiming to have been repeatedly raped by her commanding officer. While Cal quickly figures out that she's lying, she actually did that for her friend whom that same officer was raping, by threatening to put her in the front vehicle of a convoy, which is often the first to be hit in an ambush or by a mine. When questioning him in front of the base commander, Cal pushes the point until the officer unintentionally yells out that he never puts her in the first vehicle. The base commander realizes the implications of this: he doesn't put her in the first vehicle, even though he's supposed to as part of the normal rotation, because she's sleeping with him. The base commander calls the [=MPs=] to take the officer away.

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* Frequently done by Cal Lightman in ''Series/LieToMe'' to get the criminal-of-the-week to reveal him/herself. One case involved a woman in the US Army claiming to have been repeatedly raped by her commanding officer. While Cal quickly figures out that she's lying, she actually did that for her friend whom that same officer was raping, by threatening raping. He would threaten to put her in the front vehicle of a convoy, which is often the first to be hit in an ambush or by a mine. When questioning him in front of the base commander, Cal pushes the point until the officer unintentionally yells out that he never puts her in the first vehicle. The base commander realizes the implications of this: he doesn't put her in the first vehicle, even though he's supposed to as part of the normal rotation, because she's sleeping with him. The base commander calls the [=MPs=] to take the officer away.
9th Aug '17 11:51:43 PM PaulA
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* OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest: [=McMurphy=] runs through the hallways of the asylum warning the patients that an orderly is on their way to check on them. Everyone stops what they're doing and pretends to sleep, including Chief Bromden, the narrator. After it turns out to be a false alarm, [=McMurphy=] casually says to Bromden, "Hey Chief, I could've sworn they told me you was deaf!" Bromden had been pretending to be deaf and mute for years before [=McMurphy=] showed up.

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* OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest: ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'': [=McMurphy=] runs through the hallways of the asylum warning the patients that an orderly is on their way to check on them. Everyone stops what they're doing and pretends to sleep, including Chief Bromden, the narrator. After it turns out to be a false alarm, [=McMurphy=] casually says to Bromden, "Hey Chief, I could've sworn they told me you was deaf!" Bromden had been pretending to be deaf and mute for years before [=McMurphy=] showed up.
8th Aug '17 7:41:17 PM randomtroper89
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* Frequently done by Cal Lightman in ''Series/LieToMe'' to get the criminal-of-the-week to reveal him/herself. One case involved a woman in the US Army claiming to have been repeatedly raped by her commanding officer. While Cal quickly figures out that she's lying, she actually did that for her friend whom that same officer was raping. It wasn't the violent kind of rape but the "do it or I'll make sure you won't survive the next mission" kind. Specifically, by putting her in the front vehicle of a convoy, which is often the first to be hit in an ambush or by a mine. When questioning him in front of the base commander, Cal pushes the point until the officer untintentionally yells out that he ''never'' puts her in the first vehicle. Oops. Even the base commander realizes the implications of this: he doesn't put her in the first vehicle because she's sleeping with him, even though he's supposed to as part of the normal rotation. The base commander calls the [=MPs=] to take the officer away.

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* Frequently done by Cal Lightman in ''Series/LieToMe'' to get the criminal-of-the-week to reveal him/herself. One case involved a woman in the US Army claiming to have been repeatedly raped by her commanding officer. While Cal quickly figures out that she's lying, she actually did that for her friend whom that same officer was raping. It wasn't the violent kind of rape but the "do it or I'll make sure you won't survive the next mission" kind. Specifically, raping, by putting threatening to put her in the front vehicle of a convoy, which is often the first to be hit in an ambush or by a mine. When questioning him in front of the base commander, Cal pushes the point until the officer untintentionally unintentionally yells out that he ''never'' never puts her in the first vehicle. Oops. Even the The base commander realizes the implications of this: he doesn't put her in the first vehicle because she's sleeping with him, vehicle, even though he's supposed to as part of the normal rotation.rotation, because she's sleeping with him. The base commander calls the [=MPs=] to take the officer away.
31st Jul '17 8:04:21 AM HSutherland
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* In ''Series/{{Lou Grant}}'', newspaper reporter Billie Newman in an attempt to break the ice with a street youth she is trying to befriend by using this ploy, stating something she suspects about him as if it were fact, and when he asks her wide-eyed how she knew that, she replies with the trope namer, "You just told me...it's an old reporter's trick." This comes back to haunt her however, when they are quoted by the same teenager after he tricks her into giving away some vital information using her own ploy.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Lou Grant}}'', newspaper reporter Billie Newman in an attempt attempts to break the ice with a street youth she is trying to befriend by using this ploy, stating something she suspects about him as if it were fact, and when he asks her wide-eyed in astonishment how she knew that, she replies with the trope namer, "You just told me...it's an old reporter's trick." This comes These words come back to haunt her however, when they are smugly quoted by the same teenager after he tricks her into giving away some vital information using her own ploy.
31st Jul '17 8:00:59 AM HSutherland
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* In ''Series/{{Lou Grant}}'', newspaper reporter Billie Newman in an attempt to break the ice with a street youth she is trying to befriend by using this ploy, stating something she suspects about him as if it were fact, and when he asks her wide-eyed how she knew that, she replies with the trope namer, "You just told me...it's an old reporter's trick." This comes back to haunt her however, when they are quoted by the same teenager after he tricks her into giving away some vital information using her own ploy.
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