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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."]"
6th Nov '16 6:36:38 PM Sheady16
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* A variant on the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode ''Three Girls and a Moose''. Cat and Jade suspect that Tori is lying about Beck's hunky friend, Moose, not being at her house due Tori not wearing her glasses, something she does when she's home without any company over. They pretend to leave and hang around outside her door long enough to confirm their suspicions.
5th Nov '16 9:49:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheIronGiant'': Annie Hughes is talking to junkyard owner Dean [=McCoppin=]. She mentions Hogarth (her son) sneaking out to the junkyard, and he asks if she knew about it, and she says "I do now."
* In ''IronManArmoredAdventures'', Pepper has a hunch that Tony Stark is Iron Man, so she confronts him about it and he casually asks how she figured it out. You just told me. Though in his defense she did give him some good reasons that he believed she already knew, she was practically just confirming it by this point.

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* ''TheIronGiant'': ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Annie Hughes is talking to junkyard owner Dean [=McCoppin=]. She mentions Hogarth (her son) sneaking out to the junkyard, and he asks if she knew about it, and she says "I do now."
* In ''IronManArmoredAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', Pepper has a hunch that Tony Stark is Iron Man, so she confronts him about it and he casually asks how she figured it out. You just told me. Though in his defense she did give him some good reasons that he believed she already knew, she was practically just confirming it by this point.
21st Oct '16 5:23:36 PM Discar
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-->-- '''''Series/BurnNotice''''', "Breaking and Entering"

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-->-- '''''Series/BurnNotice''''', ''Series/BurnNotice'', "Breaking and Entering"
15th Oct '16 9:11:21 PM Piromano80
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-> '''Esmeraude:''' I see! You somehow used your power to locate our Dark Henge site.
-> '''Sailor Venus:''' Sure did!
-> '''Esmeraude:''' Damn! So, to be clear, you're saying you knew about our plan to make the entire city sick by spreading medicine laced with dark power from this hospital base?
-> '''Sailor Venus:''' Yeah! It was so obvious!
-> '''Chibiusa:''' Wow, Venus will say anything based on the situation.

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-> --> '''Esmeraude:''' I see! You somehow used your power to locate our Dark Henge site.
-> --> '''Sailor Venus:''' Sure did!
-> --> '''Esmeraude:''' Damn! So, to be clear, you're saying you knew about our plan to make the entire city sick by spreading medicine laced with dark power from this hospital base?
-> --> '''Sailor Venus:''' Yeah! It was so obvious!
-> --> '''Chibiusa:''' Wow, Venus will say anything based on the situation.
4th Oct '16 3:36:30 PM Valiona
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* In ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'', When Katara asks Mai about how she resolved her disputes with Zuko, Mai says that her preferred method- the silent treatment- is unsuitable for Katara. Katara asks how Mai knew that she and Zuko were an item, and Mai quotes the trope verbatim.
22nd Sep '16 9:05:10 PM nombretomado
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* BeverlyHills90210. Steve suspects (correctly) that his new girlfriend is a social climber and a gold-digger. After her less-than-thrilled response to the bracelet that he gives her, he accuses her of already knowing who his mother (a famous former TV star) was long before she approached him:

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* BeverlyHills90210.''Series/BeverlyHills90210''. Steve suspects (correctly) that his new girlfriend is a social climber and a gold-digger. After her less-than-thrilled response to the bracelet that he gives her, he accuses her of already knowing who his mother (a famous former TV star) was long before she approached him:



* In the ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode 'Aye Aye, Captain Douche', Berta uses this to deduce one of the possible reasons Charlie was sleeping on the couch:

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* In the ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode 'Aye Aye, Captain Douche', Berta uses this to deduce one of the possible reasons Charlie was sleeping on the couch:
14th Sep '16 12:51:22 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* There's an old story with a non-verbal variation. A hotel's guest had valuables stolen by another guest at the hotel. They call in a wise man who hands out sticks, each of the same length, to the guests. He says that they're magic, and the stick given to the thief will grow a certain amount in the night. The guests handed their sticks to the man the next morning, and the thief was the one with the ''shortest'' stick, as he had trimmed it to disguise its growth.
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