History PlayingWith / BecomingTheBoast

13th Mar '13 5:51:39 AM LadyJafaria
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* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???Alice asks Bob "This isn't going to be like in the movies where some unqualified rookie said he could fly when he couldn't but ends up saving everyone, is it?"
7th Dec '12 10:12:12 PM RobinZimm
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Bob claims to have run a ten-second hundred meter dash when his actual best time is just under eleven seconds. However, he figures out that Alice's plan doesn't require him to run from a standing start, and manages to just beat the clock.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???"Did they just say 'The moral of the story is: don't lie'? [[BrokenAesop Bob succeeded, despite lying!]]"
7th Dec '12 5:02:11 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': Character brags about having skill, only to reveal they lied about it when called upon to perform said skill... and then succeed anyway.

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'''Basic Trope''': Character brags about having skill, only to reveal they lied about it when called upon to perform said skill... and And then succeed anyway.



* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Alice built part of her plan around Bob's proclaimed piloting skills; without that ability, her plan is crippled. Even if Bob pulls off [[MillionToOneChance an unlikely save]], she remains furious with him -- and the others are furious at ''both'' of them, holding Alice responsible for not checking his qualifications instead of just trusting his word.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob listed skills that are at least related to some of his actual skills/knowledge so that he can tell himself he wasn't fully lying (e.g. claiming to be a hacker just because he uses the computer a lot, claiming to be a doctor because he took some biology courses). When called on he still admits he was full of it, but his actual skills allow him to fulfill this trope just enough for everyone to get out alive.



* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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* '''Played For Laughs''': ???'''Deconstructed''': Alice built part of her plan around Bob's proclaimed piloting skills; without that ability, her plan is crippled. Even if Bob pulls off [[MillionToOneChance an unlikely save]], she remains furious with him -- and the others are furious at ''both'' of them, holding Alice responsible for not checking his qualifications instead of just trusting his word.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob listed skills that are at least related to some of his actual skills/knowledge so that he can tell himself he wasn't fully lying (e.g. claiming to be a hacker just because he uses the computer a lot, claiming to be a doctor because he took some biology courses). When called on he still admits he was full of it, but his actual skills allow him to fulfill this trope just enough for everyone to get out alive.






Back to BecomingTheBoast.

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Back to BecomingTheBoast.BecomingTheBoast


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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
26th May '12 9:01:21 AM Telcontar
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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob was only lying/exaggerating ''some'' of his skills -- turns out he really is a doctor, but never got his pilot's license despite really wanting to learn how.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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Bob was only lying/exaggerating ''some'' of his skills -- turns out he really is a doctor, but never got his pilot's license despite really wanting to learn how.
20th Jul '11 10:39:06 AM StyxD
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* '''Straight''': Ben claims to be a skilled pilot. Later, Amy [[ChekhovsSkill needs him to fly a plane]]. But when she volunteers him to fly, he reveals he's never flown an ''actual'' plane. However, he takes the pilot's seat anyway, and manages to perform well enough to save the day.
* '''Exaggerated''': Ben constantly brags about being a fantastic flyer ''and'' a doctor who's repeatedly performed life-saving surgery. This convinces Amy to take him on an extremely dangerous mission. Eventually, their friend Eddie's life depends on Ben's talents -- only Ben chooses now to reveal that he's been lying all along; he's only ever flown remote-control planes and is actually squeamish about the sight of blood. He still fixes Eddie up in record time.
* '''Justified''': Ben was being held hostage, and claiming to have a useful skill was his only way to survive.

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* '''Straight''': Ben Bob claims to be a skilled pilot. Later, Amy Alice [[ChekhovsSkill needs him to fly a plane]]. But when she volunteers him to fly, he reveals he's never flown an ''actual'' plane. However, he takes the pilot's seat anyway, and manages to perform well enough to save the day.
* '''Exaggerated''': Ben Bob constantly brags about being a fantastic flyer ''and'' a doctor who's repeatedly performed life-saving surgery. This convinces Amy Alice to take him on an extremely dangerous mission. Eventually, their friend Eddie's life depends on Ben's Bob's talents -- only Ben Bob chooses now to reveal that he's been lying all along; he's only ever flown remote-control planes and is actually squeamish about the sight of blood. He still fixes Eddie up in record time.
* '''Justified''': Ben Bob was being held hostage, and claiming to have a useful skill was his only way to survive.



* '''Subverted''': Ben panics and [[MilesGloriosus can't bring himself to try]], forcing Amy, Eddie or Danielle to step up to the plate.

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* '''Subverted''': Ben Bob panics and [[MilesGloriosus can't bring himself to try]], forcing Amy, Alice, Eddie or Danielle to step up to the plate.



* '''Parodied''': Ben claimed to be a skilled [[EasierThanEasy counter]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Amy built part of her plan around Ben's proclaimed piloting skills; without that ability, her plan is crippled. Even if Ben pulls off [[MillionToOneChance an unlikely save]], she remains furious with him -- and the others are furious at ''both'' of them, holding Amy responsible for not checking his qualifications instead of just trusting his word.
* '''Reconstructed''': Ben listed skills that are at least related to some of his actual skills/knowledge so that he can tell himself he wasn't fully lying (e.g. claiming to be a hacker just because he uses the computer a lot, claiming to be a doctor because he took some biology courses). When called on he still admits he was full of it, but his actual skills allow him to fulfill this trope just enough for everyone to get out alive.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Ben was only lying/exaggerating ''some'' of his skills -- turns out he really is a doctor, but never got his pilot's license despite really wanting to learn how.
** Ben reveals he lied, then saves the day [[TakeAThirdOption through some other means]]... which he's ''also'' bragged about in the past, only ''this'' time, he wasn't lying.
** Ben really was a pilot -- but for a completely different kind of plane than he claimed.
* '''Averted''': Ben never claims to be a pilot.
* '''Enforced''': The ending where Ben crashed the plane fared badly with the test audiences, so they rewrote it.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Well, Ben, I guess you weren't lying after all."
* '''Invoked''': Eddie prompts Ben to exaggerate what he's capable of in order to impress Amy. Ben isn't aware (although Eddie is) that Amy is sizing him up to take on a special assignment...
* '''Exploited''': Ben actually has been studying to become a pilot, but he's been so underconfident that he has never attempted to fly solo -- so his trainer arranges for him to brag about it to Amy so he will be forced to step up.
* '''Defied''': Ben refuses to try.

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* '''Parodied''': Ben Bob claimed to be a skilled [[EasierThanEasy counter]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Amy Alice built part of her plan around Ben's Bob's proclaimed piloting skills; without that ability, her plan is crippled. Even if Ben Bob pulls off [[MillionToOneChance an unlikely save]], she remains furious with him -- and the others are furious at ''both'' of them, holding Amy Alice responsible for not checking his qualifications instead of just trusting his word.
* '''Reconstructed''': Ben Bob listed skills that are at least related to some of his actual skills/knowledge so that he can tell himself he wasn't fully lying (e.g. claiming to be a hacker just because he uses the computer a lot, claiming to be a doctor because he took some biology courses). When called on he still admits he was full of it, but his actual skills allow him to fulfill this trope just enough for everyone to get out alive.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Ben Bob was only lying/exaggerating ''some'' of his skills -- turns out he really is a doctor, but never got his pilot's license despite really wanting to learn how.
** Ben Bob reveals he lied, then saves the day [[TakeAThirdOption through some other means]]... which he's ''also'' bragged about in the past, only ''this'' time, he wasn't lying.
** Ben Bob really was a pilot -- but for a completely different kind of plane than he claimed.
* '''Averted''': Ben Bob never claims to be a pilot.
* '''Enforced''': The ending where Ben Bob crashed the plane fared badly with the test audiences, so they rewrote it.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Well, Ben, Bob, I guess you weren't lying after all."
* '''Invoked''': Eddie prompts Ben Bob to exaggerate what he's capable of in order to impress Amy. Ben Alice. Bob isn't aware (although Eddie is) that Amy Alice is sizing him up to take on a special assignment...
* '''Exploited''': Ben Bob actually has been studying to become a pilot, but he's been so underconfident that he has never attempted to fly solo -- so his trainer arranges for him to brag about it to Amy Alice so he will be forced to step up.
* '''Defied''': Ben Bob refuses to try.



* '''Played For Drama''': If Ben can't perform the skill asked of him, they're all going to die horribly. Not the best time for Amy to find out he was deceiving her all this time...

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* '''Played For Drama''': If Ben Bob can't perform the skill asked of him, they're all going to die horribly. Not the best time for Amy Alice to find out he was deceiving her all this time...



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6th Jul '11 3:46:48 PM RobinZimm
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Ben actually has been studying to become a pilot, but he's been so underconfident that he has never attempted to fly solo -- so his trainer arranges for him to brag about it to Amy so he will be forced to step up.
6th Jul '11 12:23:23 PM UlquiorraUchiha
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* '''Straight''': Bob claims to be a skilled pilot. Later, Alice [[ChekhovsSkill needs him to fly a plane]]. But when she volunteers him to fly, he reveals he's never flown an ''actual'' plane. However, he takes the pilot's seat anyway, and manages to perform well enough to save the day.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob constantly brags about being a fantastic flyer ''and'' a doctor who's repeatedly performed life-saving surgery. This convinces Alice to take him on an extremely dangerous mission. Eventually, their friend Charlie's life depends on Bob's talents -- only Bob chooses now to reveal that he's been lying all along; he's only ever flown remote-control planes and is actually squeamish about the sight of blood. He still fixes Charlie up in record time.
* '''Justified''': Bob was being held hostage, and claiming to have a useful skill was his only way to survive.

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* '''Straight''': Bob Ben claims to be a skilled pilot. Later, Alice Amy [[ChekhovsSkill needs him to fly a plane]]. But when she volunteers him to fly, he reveals he's never flown an ''actual'' plane. However, he takes the pilot's seat anyway, and manages to perform well enough to save the day.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob Ben constantly brags about being a fantastic flyer ''and'' a doctor who's repeatedly performed life-saving surgery. This convinces Alice Amy to take him on an extremely dangerous mission. Eventually, their friend Charlie's Eddie's life depends on Bob's Ben's talents -- only Bob Ben chooses now to reveal that he's been lying all along; he's only ever flown remote-control planes and is actually squeamish about the sight of blood. He still fixes Charlie Eddie up in record time.
* '''Justified''': Bob Ben was being held hostage, and claiming to have a useful skill was his only way to survive.



* '''Subverted''': Bob panics and [[MilesGloriosus can't bring himself to try]], forcing Alice, Charlie or Danielle to step up to the plate.

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* '''Subverted''': Bob Ben panics and [[MilesGloriosus can't bring himself to try]], forcing Alice, Charlie Amy, Eddie or Danielle to step up to the plate.



* '''Parodied''': Bob claimed to be a skilled [[EasierThanEasy counter]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice built part of her plan around Bob's proclaimed piloting skills; without that ability, her plan is crippled. Even if Bob pulls off [[MillionToOneChance an unlikely save]], she remains furious with him -- and the others are furious at ''both'' of them, holding Alice responsible for not checking his qualifications instead of just trusting his word.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob listed skills that are at least related to some of his actual skills/knowledge so that he can tell himself he wasn't fully lying (e.g. claiming to be a hacker just because he uses the computer a lot, claiming to be a doctor because he took some biology courses). When called on he still admits he was full of it, but his actual skills allow him to fulfill this trope just enough for everyone to get out alive.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob was only lying/exaggerating ''some'' of his skills -- turns out he really is a doctor, but never got his pilot's license despite really wanting to learn how.
** Bob reveals he lied, then saves the day [[TakeAThirdOption through some other means]]... which he's ''also'' bragged about in the past, only ''this'' time, he wasn't lying.
** Bob really was a pilot -- but for a completely different kind of plane than he claimed.
* '''Averted''': Bob never claims to be a pilot.
* '''Enforced''': The ending where Bob crashed the plane fared badly with the test audiences, so they rewrote it.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Well, Bob, I guess you weren't lying after all."
* '''Invoked''': Charlie prompts Bob to exaggerate what he's capable of in order to impress Alice. Bob isn't aware (although Charlie is) that Alice is sizing him up to take on a special assignment...

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* '''Parodied''': Bob Ben claimed to be a skilled [[EasierThanEasy counter]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice Amy built part of her plan around Bob's Ben's proclaimed piloting skills; without that ability, her plan is crippled. Even if Bob Ben pulls off [[MillionToOneChance an unlikely save]], she remains furious with him -- and the others are furious at ''both'' of them, holding Alice Amy responsible for not checking his qualifications instead of just trusting his word.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob Ben listed skills that are at least related to some of his actual skills/knowledge so that he can tell himself he wasn't fully lying (e.g. claiming to be a hacker just because he uses the computer a lot, claiming to be a doctor because he took some biology courses). When called on he still admits he was full of it, but his actual skills allow him to fulfill this trope just enough for everyone to get out alive.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob Ben was only lying/exaggerating ''some'' of his skills -- turns out he really is a doctor, but never got his pilot's license despite really wanting to learn how.
** Bob Ben reveals he lied, then saves the day [[TakeAThirdOption through some other means]]... which he's ''also'' bragged about in the past, only ''this'' time, he wasn't lying.
** Bob Ben really was a pilot -- but for a completely different kind of plane than he claimed.
* '''Averted''': Bob Ben never claims to be a pilot.
* '''Enforced''': The ending where Bob Ben crashed the plane fared badly with the test audiences, so they rewrote it.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Well, Bob, Ben, I guess you weren't lying after all."
* '''Invoked''': Charlie Eddie prompts Bob Ben to exaggerate what he's capable of in order to impress Alice. Bob Amy. Ben isn't aware (although Charlie Eddie is) that Alice Amy is sizing him up to take on a special assignment...



* '''Defied''': Bob refuses to try.

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* '''Defied''': Bob Ben refuses to try.



* '''Played For Drama''': If Bob can't perform the skill asked of him, they're all going to die horribly. Not the best time for Alice to find out he was deceiving her all this time...

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* '''Played For Drama''': If Bob Ben can't perform the skill asked of him, they're all going to die horribly. Not the best time for Alice Amy to find out he was deceiving her all this time...
26th Feb '11 6:40:12 PM RobinZimm
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* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Bob claimed to be a skilled [[EasierThanEasy counter]].
21st Feb '11 8:39:19 AM RobinZimm
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* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???
The ending where Bob crashed the plane fared badly with the test audiences, so they rewrote it.
* '''Lampshaded''': ???"Well, Bob, I guess you weren't lying after all."



* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Bob refuses to try.
21st Feb '11 7:59:05 AM tromb0ne
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob constantly brags about being a fantastic flyer ''and'' a doctor who's repeatedly performed life-saving surgery. This convinces Alice to take him on an extremely dangerous mission. Eventually, their friend Charlie's life depends on Bob's talents -- only Bob chooses now to reveal that he's been lying all along; he's only ever flown remote-control planes and is actually squeamish about the sight of blood.

to:

* '''Exaggerated''': Bob constantly brags about being a fantastic flyer ''and'' a doctor who's repeatedly performed life-saving surgery. This convinces Alice to take him on an extremely dangerous mission. Eventually, their friend Charlie's life depends on Bob's talents -- only Bob chooses now to reveal that he's been lying all along; he's only ever flown remote-control planes and is actually squeamish about the sight of blood. He still fixes Charlie up in record time.



* '''Reconstructed''': ???

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* '''Reconstructed''': ???Bob listed skills that are at least related to some of his actual skills/knowledge so that he can tell himself he wasn't fully lying (e.g. claiming to be a hacker just because he uses the computer a lot, claiming to be a doctor because he took some biology courses). When called on he still admits he was full of it, but his actual skills allow him to fulfill this trope just enough for everyone to get out alive.
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