Created By: Raincoat on March 20, 2011

Protesting Too Much

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(Do We Have This One?? I thought we must. Some of what we're calling Suspiciously Specific Denial is more like "suspiciously vehement denial," or falls under both.)

A character denies (or affirms) something so emphatically that it becomes a clue that they're lying. Can be played for comedy or drama.

Compare Saying Too Much, Suspiciously Specific Denial, Blatant Lies, Implausible Deniability, You Are What You Hate.

Up for Grabs.


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  • March 20, 2011
  • March 21, 2011
    If anything No Means Yes is another reason we should have this, because it's a trope based on assuming this trope is in effect.
  • October 19, 2012
    Sorry, as far as I can see they're the same effect rather than based on each other. Discarding.