This is a StockPhrase said by a character upon discovering [[TheReveal an important new piece of information about another]]. There may have been an actual buildup of the first character's suspicions, or it may be a case of hindsight being 20/20.

Common variants are "I knew there was something fishy/odd about you" or "I knew there was something about you that I liked/didn't like".

When the fandom says this about a character, it's IKnewIt.



[[folder: Fan Fic ]]

* ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'': Polaris Psyche was the only one of his kind to find out that Empath was a Smurf... as if the blue skin and bald head didn't clue him in.

[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', during the final standoff, Joe tells everyone that [[spoiler:Mr. Orange]] was the one guy that he wasn't 100% on.
* Used as a TearJerker in ''Film/{{Tron}}''. Ram suspects early on that there was something unusual about Flynn and even remarks on that fact to Tron. Later, when Ram [[spoiler: has been mortally injured]], he flat-out asks Flynn "Are you a User?". When Flynn confirms it, Ram [[spoiler: [[GoOutWithASmile dies with a smile]]]], happy to not only be right in his suspicions, but knowing that the Users exist and one is there to help.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
-->''' Sergeant James Doakes''': [about Dexter using drugs] I knew there was something wrong with you. The secrets, the sneaking around... Now it all makes sense. A lot of cops have been where you are. The booze, the drugs... makes the job go down easier. Stay clean and stay out of my way, we won't have a problem.
** Later {{subverted|Trope}} when Doakes [[TheReveal discovers]] the [[SerialKillerKiller real reason]] that Dexter acts weird.
** Also, when Lila discovers that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher and Dexter asks her if she is now afraid of him, she tells him that she was always afraid of him because she could tell how consumed he was by the darkness inside him. And later in season five, one of Dexter's soon-to-be victims says that "from the moment I met you I knew you were f**ked up".
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Zach was a brilliant but vulnerable genius, who [[spoiler: goes absolutely crazy, crushing his friends]].
-->'''Cam''': "I knew the day I met that boy that he would cause me pain."
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':
-->'''Alex Russo''': I knew there was something I liked about you, but this... this is genius. You are my new role model.
-->'''Stevie''': Please, Alex. I'm sure this is something you would have eventually come up with yourself.
-->'''Alex Russo''': Yeah, now that's true. I take it back; I'm my own role model again.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': This is Aisha's reaction when Adam's date turns out to be Scorpina.
--> '''Aisha:''' I knew there was something I didn't like about you! I mean, besides your hair and your clothes.
* In the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' adaptation of ''Literature/{{Curtain}}'', when Literature/HerculePoirot narrows down [[spoiler:Stephen Norton]] as the mastermind behind the murders [[spoiler:by proxy]], who cannot even be lawfully tried or convicted:
-->'''Poirot:''' Your proximity to these three murders was too much of a coincidence, and I smelt, as you say, the rat! That is why I came to Styles, to observe you function, and you have not disappointed, [[spoiler:monsieur]]. No, you are a [[spoiler:man]] who is very clever, but not clever enough for Hercule Poirot.

[[folder: Toys ]]

* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
-->'''Vezon''': Who are you, and why are you here?
-->'''Mazeka''': I'm here to kill you!
-->'''Vezon''': Oh. I knew there was something about you that I liked!

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* When VideoGame/MaxPayne busts down the door to face Vinnie Gognitti, Gognitti tells him "I knew from day one there was something screwy about you!"
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Carth is ''very'' openly stating he smells a rat in the whole setup with your PlayerCharacter. And just as he's getting over his trust issues, in comes TheReveal. His alternate lines almost quote the trope title.
* Pops up in a couple of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' main series games, usually with a gym leader or one of the final bosses saying it to the player character.
* Soon after the end of Act III in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', several of your followers (as well as player characters) express that they always knew something was wrong about [[spoiler:Adria]] but had allowed themselves to be taken in.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Raine says this after [[spoiler: Kratos betrays them]].

[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Played for laughs in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''. [[]]
-->'''Person 1''': I ''knew'' he was a ghost wizard.
-->'''Person 2''': [[FlatWhat What]] no you didn't.
-->'''Person 1''': I ''knew'' he was an evil agent of Dracula.
-->'''Person 3''': [[VisibleSilence ...]]
-->'''Person 1''': I ''knew'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking I didn't like him]].
-->'''Person 4''': He is so good to all of us. Stop it.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'', Ariel's daughter tells her new fish friends that she's really a human. One of them responds with: "I knew there was something ''un''-fishy about you!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', the toys are trying to find out who took Woody when Buzz recognizes the thief as Al of Al's Toy Barn, who appears in his commericals as "The Chicken Man", which the other toys dislike. Hamm says "I knew there was something I didn't like about that chicken."
* The phrase ''"I knew there was something wrong with you"'' is spoken to Disney/{{Mulan}} by the Emperor's advisor Chi-Fu, when he reveals her identity as a woman in front of her platoon.