There is a rather lengthy social ad, where an unremarkable young man talks about the importance of driving carefully. He tells (with appropriate visuals) how he learned, how at first he was tempted to break the rules now and then, how he had a few close shaves. With time and experience he became a better driver, later he taught his girlfriend to drive, she had similar temptations early on, but learned to resist them. He tells how they married, had children, and what happy family they have. He ends his story with: "Now that you've seen that, I hope you understand that you too should drive carefully. Oh, and I lied. I didn't pass that truck. And none of the rest happened." And fades away.
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InuYasha has an example with Shiori; her grandfather Taigokumaru, a malevolent bat demon, stated that he would stop attacking her village if she gave herself up to him and powered their Deflector Shield, only to immediately attack said village the following night. He even mocks the villagers for actually believing he would honor a deal with humans.
Fate/Zero - Lord Kayneth is given a geas, in which it states that he and his wife shall not be harmed by Kiritsugu in any way should he accept the conditions, which is to have his Servant commit suicide. Lord Kayneth, which was dealt a grievous wound in a former battle, accepts. After the death of his Servant, Lord Kayneth and his wife are shot dead by Maiya, a henchman of Kiritsugu.
Tower of God - Kim Lurker does this in a rather elaborate fashion.
"By the way, the debt of your restaurant… I can't do anything about it. Because I'm gonna use the opportunity to ditch the company and climb the Tower."
Koon does this twice to Edin Dan, always using his new catch phrase: "You should trust trustworthy people."note and Koon can only be trusted to be awesome.
While it's not the exact phrase, similar things are naturally said countless times in Liar Game, both when the villains reveal that they were just manipulating the good guys, and when the good guys pull a fast one over the villains. Commonly said in the form "This is the Liar Game; it's a game where you lie."
After the heroes of Monster Rancher give themselves up for a hostage, Pixie goes so far as to say that she never keeps her promises.
In Naruto Madara Uchiha says that the main reason he is capturing the tailed beasts is because his ultimate plan will bring about world peace. Naruto confronts him and says he really only wants power. Madara simply laughs and tells him he's right.
Aizen spent at least as long telling the rest of the soul society that his Zanpakuto just dazzled opponents with pretty reflections.
Late in Gundam X, Garrod threatens to destroy the Space Revolutionary Army's colony laser unless they return the kidnapped Tifa. He blows it up anyway; Garrod is The Hero and there's no way he'd let such a powerful weapon remain in the hands of belligerents who want to destroy the Earth.
Homura: You said you didn't have any Grief Seeds left!
Madoka: I lied.
In Fullmetal Alchemist, Riza Hawkeye says this to Envy as she shoots him - after she rooted him out by claiming that she and Colonel Roy Mustang, the latter of whom Envy disguised himself as, were on a First Name Basis.
In the last chapter, Greed is about to be absorbed into Father, and wants to cut Ling Yao's soul loose so that Ling, at least, isn't sucked up into it as well. Ling argues that they should fight Father's pull together, and Greed appears to agree, before sucker punching Ling and setting him loose. Ling protests that Greed said he never lies, to which Greed responds: "That was my first, and last, lie. If you're going to be Emperor one day, you have to stop being so gullible."
Pokémon: The First Movie: Giovanni's response to Mewtwo when the latter confronts the former's early declaration that they were equal partners. Not surprisingly, Mewtwo is royally pissed at the betrayal and decides to blow the joint - figuratively and literally.
In the Virtual Nightmare Arc, after the Big Five have stolen Tristan's body, they duel Yugi and Joey, wagering it against theirs. After the heroes are victorious and Yugi demands they return it, Lector (who's directing it at the moment) tells them, "You must have mistaken me for someone who keeps his word." (All five of them try to attack the heroes physically then, but Noah stops them.)
In the dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, Leo convinces Luna, Tanner, and Yanagi to seek help from Akiza and the Arcadia Movement. Sayer, the movement's leader, invites them in under the pretense of helping them face the Dark Signer threat. In reality, he only wanted to see if Leo had any potential as a Psychic Duelist like he believed her sister did. When Leo wakes up, leg chained to the ground in preparation for a psychic duel test, he questions why Sayer isn't going about what he promised to do. Sayer's response?
In the Judge Dredd story arc that revives Judge Death, the other three Dark Judges tell this to the poor fool they coerced into freeing Judge Death on the promise that they'd let his wife go: "WE LIED!"
Used by the authorities in Young Justice, after they had promised Red Tornado and his wife that they'd let him off for acting out against a court order separating him from his daughter.
In Sin City: The Big Fat Kill, Becky was promised to be allowed to live after she ratted out the Old Town Girls. Manute, the Big Bad of the story never says these words but considering he made the promise and then had Becky killed anyway...
Dr. Octopus: It's a device. I always called it a device.
Iron Man: No ... you said bomb ... you said ...
Dr. Octopus: Who cares? I lied. Cheat to win, Stark.
Used word for word by Shrapnel after he takes false information from an Autobot traitor and proceeds to fry him in Marvel's Transformers.
One case where this Trope actually saved a man's life: In a Spider-Man comic, the Scorpion was hired by Justin Hammer to kidnap General Debevick, an Army Intelligence Officer at a ceremony. Spidey intervened, but it looked like Scorpion would get away with his hostage, until he found out Lance Bannon was taking some great photos of the fight, meaning the fight was helping J. Jonah Jameson (a guy the Scorpion absolutely hated). He changed his mind, and said he would kill Debevick unless Jameson surrendered to him in an hour. Jameson refused to cooperate (mostly because he had been kidnapped and replaced by the Chameleon during this time) but when the hour was up, the Scorpion changed his mind again, and bolted, taking Debevick with him, leading to this:
Debevick: But you said you'd kill me!
Scorpion: Seriously, General, I wear a tail, I call myself the Scorpion, do you really expect a guy like me to tell the truth??
...and as a result, Spidey was able to rescue the General later.
Luna/Nightmare Moon: Celestia! You said we would fix this, make things right again!
Celestia: I’m afraid I lied to you, sister. It’s what those of us that are willing to do whatever it takes to protect this kingdom do sometimes. I could not allow you to destroy everything that I have worked to create. I should have known from the start that you lacked the resolve to see our task through to its end.
In Mega Man Reawakened, Wily lies to Lex Loath about giving him a robot army, leaving him a million Zennies poorer and in jail.
In My Child, the demon Xaphan tells Levi that if he makes a deal with him for something, then he'll still get ten years of life before Xaphan claims his soul for good. Levi retorts that he's lying and refuses to make the deal. Levi is forced to finally sell his soul to the demon in exchange for his newborn child's life, and is thinking about how to make the best use of the next ten years when this happens:
Xaphan: Yes, about that...You were absolutely right, Corporal - every word out of my mouth is a lie. (rips Levi's soul out and drags him to hell)
Rule-of-Three: Well, let’s see… I could honor my side of the bargain, which would make Jalie and my master very angry… Or I could renege on it, which would make them quite pleased… Tough decision… (Starts to assume his true form.) Oh, who am I kidding? It’s an incredibly easy decision!
Penelope: That dirty bastard...
Rule-of-Three: There are three rules to dealing with demons, like me… One, always get payment in advance. Two, always watch your back. And the third rule is… (Transformation is now complete.)Well, the third rule is, just don’t make deals with them at all! They tend to lie!
World of Warcraft pays homage to this with Lieutenant General Adorov in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj before the General Rajaxx fight. Interestingly enough, given the way the fight works- waves of enemies will come at you and Adorov until you face Rajaxx himself- you will have to kill Rajaxx last if you're doing it normally.
In Masters of the Universe, Skeletor won. He got He-Man to surrender, give up his sword, let himself be tortured, because he left He-Man's friends back on Earth. Said friends found their way back to Eternia and attacked Skeletor's forces, and when they attacked back He-Man shouts that Skeletor promised not to hurt them. The weird thing here is that technically, Skeletor did honor his part and his forces are actually defending themselves. However, Skeletor is drunk with power at this point so fulfilled this trope just to fulfill it. (He's evil). Which galvanizes He-Man to kill him. Whups!
There's also the scene from A New Hope where Leia bluffs about the location of the rebel base and Tarkin immediately orders the destruction of her home planet, telling her she is "far too trusting". On the other hand, Tarkin said he would blow up Alderaan if she did not tell him the base's location. He never said that he would not blow up Alderaan if Leia did tell him the location.
Gollum/Sméagol does this in the film version of Return of the King. The variation here is the Split Personality. Frodo always knew that "Gollum" couldn't be trusted, but he thought that "Sméagol" would keep his word to obey him. When Sméagol turns on Frodo near the end, they have this exchange:
Frodo: But you swore! You swore on the precious! Sméagol promised! Gollum: Sméagol lied.
Peter Jackson said in the DVD Commentary that they put that line in so it would be clear to the audience that neither side of the split personality could be trusted (since Sméagol had snapped and gone as crazy as Gollum) and thus make Sméagol/Gollum's Karmic Death acceptable.
Heathers: J.D. tells Veronica that using "ich luge" bullets will only pierce the skin of the jocks, not kill them. "Ich lüge" is German for "I'm lying."
Worth pointing out, in a nerdy way, that from the Klingon perspective, this makes Kirk very much a villain. It's considered a great deal of dishonor for a Klingon to be captured alive rather than killed in battle.
In the film Freejack, Mick Jagger gets the very last line in the film, when asked by Emilio Estevez about his sudden change of loyalties. It is delivered with such scenery chewing glee that it may be the Platonic Ideal of I Lied.
A somewhat more meta-example: Scary Movie's tagline was "No Mercy. No Shame. No Sequel." When Scary Movie 2 came out, their tagline was: "We lied."
In The Heat after Ashburn takes one out of Mullins' book and shoots a drug lord in the crotch, Mullins reveals that she never had any bullets in the gun during her groin Russian Roulette on a perp earlier.
A lighter version occurs in the comedy Water (1985). After Granola Girl Pamela Weintraub states her opposition to Spenco exploiting the island's mineral water, Governor Baxter Thwaites threatens to have her deported as an undesirable alien. Being taken hostage together makes them realise it's all Belligerent Sexual Tension.
Pamela: You said I was an undesirable alien.
Baxter: I lied. (start smooching)
Lock Up: Warden Drumgoole promises one of Frank's friends a reduced sentence if he'll betray him at the right moment. When he does, he declares that they "don't make deals with prisoners", and has him thrown back into genpop.
An Elf attempts that on Magrat in Lords and Ladies. However, she was one step ahead and had already persuaded him to hold Schrodinger's Claymore Mine.
In The Thrawn Trilogy, Grand Admiral Thrawn speaks to ex-Imperial-agent Mara Jade about the location of the long-lost Katana fleet; she doesn't know, but her current boss does. Thrawn tells her that she has a few days to go get the coordinates and lets her get back to her ship and rendezvous with her boss, but he plants a tracking device on her, shows up just after she does, and captures him. Mara is furious, and this incident is what turns her against the Empire for good; Thrawn is coldly practical. Ultimately works very much against Thrawn, making this one of the few times he succumbs to the Villain Ball.
Galaxy of Fear's Planet Plague has the villain give Tash an injection of The Virus while in the guise of a doctor. Later, as she starts to succumb, she says he said it was a vaccine! Well, he lied. A later book has the computer SIM. When everything went wrong, it kept telling Zak to get to its main computer room and input some codes to remove its Restraining Bolt, and that it could help him then. Zak kept not doing it, and his sister ended up locked in a room with the air being slowly vented out. SIM told Zak it would only be able to open that door when he input those codes. Guess what happened when he did.
Word for word in the Old Kingdom trilogy. "You told me you weren't one of the Seven!" "I lied. It's one of the reasons I'm the Disreputable Dog."
Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels: Believe it or not, the heroes (anti-heroes may be a better term) use this a number of times on the villains! The Vigilantes used this on the bad guys in Final Justice. Jack Emery, and Harry Wong at least pull this on a pedophile polygamist sheriff and his two deputies in Under The Radar. Jack made an offer that the first one who told them what they needed to know would be set free. Deputy Clyde took the offer and told them everything he knew. When he was done, he said that he told them everything he knew and now they have to keep their word. Jack does not release him, and states that he will be set free, but Jack didn't say where! Clearly, the intention is to put them in prison where they belong! Deputy Clyde was unhappy, and he mouthed off some racist remarks at Harry Wong, resulting in him being knocked out.
A rare completely heroic example occurs late in Katherine Kerr's Deverry Cycle. Nevyn, in pursuit of the Big Bad, makes a deal with a pack of Elite Mooks, who make a big play of how they always keep their word, no matter what. Having bargained with them to get his hands on an artefact linked to the Big Bad, he then catches a Brick thrown four books earlier, (he's one of the few Light Sorcerers who didn't swear an oath always to tell the truth) and so he can set them all on fire.
Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz.
Fabien: Salamanda promised me the boy wouldn't be hurt.
Rodriguez: Salamanda lied! (Shoots Fabien)
Legacy of the Dragokin: Kthonia promises to cease her rampage and leave everyone alone in exchange for mercy. Everyone is surprised when she backs out of the promise moments later and continues fighting.
Mystery Science Theater 3000. Mike points out Pearl Forrester promised that she wouldn't make them watch any more bad movies if he and the 'bots helped him.
Pearl:(thoughtfully) You know, I think I lie because I'm evil.
Mike and the robots knew she would break her word, and helped her because it benefited them (Servo told Mike, "I don't want to have to see you in a toga.")
Earlier in the series, Forrester and Erhardt would respond to Joel's accusation of lying with, "What do you want from us? WE'RE EVIL!"
From the 2008 Doctor Who Christmas special "The Next Doctor":
Miss Hartigan: But you promised me, you said I would never be converted!
Cyberman: That was designated: a lie.
Rule 1: The Doctor Lies
River and Amy in "The Time of Angels".
River: This won't hurt a bit. (Injects Amy, who cringes) There, you see? I lied.
Practically River Song's catch phrase. The Eleventh Doctor gets in on the action a lot, too. Basically, any time River and Eleven are on screen together, they're lying to each other, to the companions, and to you.
Henry: We had a deal. I get you Fainburg's marbles, you leave my family alone!
Uzi: I lied.
This, however, was an act. His alter-ego Edward anticipated the betrayal and coached Henry on what to do and say.
Supernatural's Dean Winchester is trying frantically to save his daddy when he gets stonewalled by a demon. He tortures her, bargains for information, then sends her back to burn in hell with this trope.
Meg: You son of a bitch, you promised.
Dean: [snarling right in her face] I lied!
The West Wing features Arnie Vinick pulling one in response to having been caught lying to the religious right. His secretary yanks the rug out from under him.
Vinick: Are you finished?
Sheila: Oh yeah.
Sheila: (sudden outburst) I could have told you that wouldn't work! That he would leak it and you'd be forced to confirm or deny it!
Matt: Yeah, well... Guess there is still a little of you left inside me. Because I lied. Enjoy hell.
Used in The X-Files episode "Shadows", though not in a sinister way. Mulder lies to the doctors who called him, saying he can't help them, as he's never seen anything like their case before. He was lying, though given that the team that requested his help were stingy on the details, it was more of a snarky revenge.
Scully: You lied. You have seen this before, I can tell. You lied to them.
Mulder: I would never lie. I wilfully participated in a campaign of misinformation.
In the CSI: NY episode Point of no Return, Stella promises George Kolovos that she won't send him to Cyprus (where he's a wanted criminal) in a shipping container if he gives up his partner Sebastian Diakos. He does...and she locks him in the container anyway.
Klingon General: You were supposed to be creating Augments!
Phlox: I lied.
Another (mostly) heroic version; Brenda Johnson of The Closer often lies to her suspects about all the crimes they're being charged with until after she's gotten their confession, but in a Season 6 episode she actually says the trope title. She tells the perp that his drive-by shooting didn't hurt anyone, but if he confessed to the crime and explained why he tried to have the target killed, the LAPD wouldn't arrest him for the property damage caused by the shooting. He confesses, she reveals that three US Army soldiers were killed, and that he'd be getting the death penalty. Her "I lied" when he shouted that she said nobody was injured was positively gloating.
On one episode of Frasier, Martin tries to trick Niles into signing a document so that he won't have to go get a physical, by having a cop friend of his pull them over and offer to flash his badge and get him out of the ticket only if he signed. After Niles apparently does so Martin says, "I lied," and explains the ruse to him. Niles responds, "I lied. I just drew you a picture of a dog."
During the Communitypilot Britta promises Jeff a date if he'll stop the fighting he started. After Jeff uses his Manipulative Bastardry to calm the group down, she uses these words exactly.
Played straight by the Burn Notice episode "No Good Deed". Quoth the villain of the week, Eve, "Remember that part about me letting you live if you helped me rip off my buyer? I lied." (Westen, being Genre Savvy, had never actually believed her; he was just buying time for Fiona to put together a rescue.)
Game of Thrones: Littlefinger says "I did warn you not to trust me," when he proves why. This is actually a subversion as Littlefinger was being perfectly honest when he warned Ned not to trust him.
Implied in an episode of M*A*S*H. Col. Flagg confronts Dr. Sidney Freedman and points out the latter never swore an oath to the U.S. Army. Sidney tells him that if he were a communist spy, he wouldn't hesitate to take the oath because he would already be a lying traitor.
When Dexter goes back on a promise to set a victim free: "You think I'm a killer, and not a liar?"
Chris Ryan's Strike Back (Origins in the US): Hakim Al-Nazeri, leader of an Iraqi terrorist group, vows to kill John Porter first, followed by the reporter he was attempting to rescue when he was captured. Come the morning of the execution, Al-Nazeri drags the reporter off first, prompting this exchange:
Porter: Hakim, you bastard, you said you'd take me first!
Al-Nazeri: I lied.
Peanuts. Lucy and that damned football. No matter how many times she promises Charlie Brown that this time she'll let him kick it, she will always yank it away just to humiliate him yet again.
Calvin: Any monsters under my bed tonight? Monsters: Nope, no, uh-uh. Calvin: Well there better not be, I'd hate to have to torch one with my flamethrower! Hobbes: You have a flamethrower? Calvin: They lie, I lie.
Paige: Jason, how do I make the margins wider? Jason: What? You expect me to help you after you ruined my Star Trek game? Paige: I'll give you a dollar. Jason: Press Control-C, my dollar? Paige: Ha ha, I lied. Paige: Hey! My file just got deleted!! Jason: Ha ha, I lied.
In an example of an actual good guy doing this, WWE'sEddie Guerrero (RIP) would do this all the time as part of his "lie, cheat, steal" gimmick. Usually he would enter into a match with a heel, promising not to cheat during the match. Then, when he won as a result of cheating and was called out on it, he would shout to his opponent, "I lied, homes!" causing the audience to roar with approval.
On Night of Champions 2010, Chris Jericho participated in a Six-man elimination match for the WWE Championship with a personal promise that, should he fail to win, he will leave WWE for good. Naturally, when he quickly lost during the match, the 'net was in an uproar since that was not the way for someone as popular as Jericho to go... then he appeared on the next episode on WWE Raw with this little message on his Twitter account.
Chris Jericho: Hey Internet... I'm a heel. Heels lie, therefore if I say something boastfully and renege on it, it's not an official stipulation. Smarten up!
Only to actually leave two weeks later via Randy Orton's patented punt to the head.
In the 25th anniversary episode of Im Sorry Ill Read That Again, David has managed to get John to participate in the show with the promise that he can do the silly walk. When David's in a spree of megalomania, John brings this up.
David: Look, I'm the Prince of Darkness. My promises mean nothing.
There's a card in the CCG Illuminati: New World Order that's called "I Lied." If you make an otherwise binding deal, then play that card, the other player has to keep his end of the bargain but you don't.
StarCraft: Brood War, and the main reason Kerrigan really works as a villain.
Mengsk: Kerrigan, you murdering bitch! We had a deal!
Kerrigan: Oh, come on, Arcturus. Did you really think I'd allow you to come into power again? You practically fed me to the Zerg on Tarsonis! You're directly responsible for the hell I've been through! Did you honestly think I'd let you get away with that?
Mengsk: But you said revenge was secondary to defeating the UED!
Kerrigan: I lied. I liberated this planet because it was the UED's primary staging point, not because I was under any obligation to you. I used you to destroy the Psi Disrupter. And now that I've got my Broods back, you're no longer necessary for my plans. I think I'll leave you here, Arcturus, among the ashes of your precious Dominion. I want you to live to see me rise to power. And I want you to always remember in your most private moments that it was you who turned me loose in the first place.
It's just a bad idea to believe Vader - he may tell the truth in broad statements, but he's not good with promises. Even when he'd be better off keeping his word. As was the case in this scenario.
Also shows up in the dark side ending of the sequel:
Vader: I lied when I said the cloning process was not yet perfected.
Caulder/Stolos employs this in Advance Wars: Days of Ruin in response to The Mayor's protests that the former promised the civilians food, supplies and a cure to The Virus they're infected with if they handed over Isabella/Catleia. He then tops it off by revealing that the medicine sample he'd just handed over to the Mayor as a gesture of goodwill (which he'd immediately taken), well:
Caulder: Oh, and that medicine you took was not the antidote. Hello? Can you hear me? Mr. Mayor? ...Fascinating.
After an "unsupervised" test early in Portal, GLaDOS admits that she lied about it being unsupervised. Then she promises to stop lyingenhancing the truth "in three... two... (static)"
In Baroque, the Coffin Man pulls a decidedly non-villainous one of these on the protagonist (and the player). In one of his Tutorial Dungeons, after teaching you the basics of combat, he announces that there are a whole lot of tough Meta-Beings on the next floor, so you'd better be prepared! Once you descend to the next floor, you find it empty, and the Coffin Man laughingly says, "I'm a liar."
The European version (...and the Lost Future) has a slightly different puzzle, but the effect is the same. Dimitri claims to have set bombs in the Thames Arms, and gives you the map and challenges you to find them before they go off. The locations of the alleged "bombs" spell out exactly how much time you have left: infinity.
In Tales of Symphonia, Zelos ends up uttering a variant of the line when he takes a Face-Heel Turn and betrays the party to Yggdrassil during the climax. In all but one of the endings, the line gets a reprise when it turned out he was a Fake Defector and betrays Yggdrassil to the party's benefit.
Earlier in the game, Lloyd invokes this trope in conversation with Colette for a differentreason. He brings her a cup of coffee, which she notes to be pleasantly hot. Lloyd chides her, informing Colette that the coffee is iced. Flustered, she comments on the "cool" drink, only for Lloyd to reveal the coffee was always hot: "I lied...". This exchange confirms Lloyd's suspicion that Colette has lost her sense of touch.
Dragon Age II has an unusual Anti-Hero example in Fenris, who promises a magister that he'll let her go if she tells him where his long-lost sister is. She tells him - then Fenris reaches into her chest and crushes her heart.
On Lilly's route of Katawa Shoujo, when Hisao finds out he did poorly on an English test, Emi offers to show him her results. The two agree to show their results on the count of three, only for Hisao to renege on his promise.
Resident Evil 6: He doesn't outright say he lied, but Simmons certainly counts. In order to force Helena to help him in his scheme to whack the President, he kidnaps Helena's little sister, promising to let her go after she does her part. From the very beginning, he has no intention of making good on the bargain, and even before Helena does her part, he has said little sister mutated by the C-Virus, intending to have Helena used as a scapegoat and then killed in the subsequent nuking of Tall Oaks. When Helena realizes this, she isnothappy.
A rare heroic version in Final Fantasy Adventure. Robot Buddy Marcie is with the hero on a collapsing tower, but the way to the final dungeon is before them. She offers to throw the hero and jump after him, which the hero agrees to. However, once the hero across safely and asks Marcie to jump, Marcie admits to its lie - it chose to lie because the hero would have wasted too much time trying to save Marcie if he knew the truth, and both would have died in the tower collapse.
Hades from Kid Icarus: Uprising switches between this and blatant lying, whichever he thinks would be more entertaining at the time. There's one mission where Pit runs into three trick treasure chests in a row(called Mimicuties), but neither of the two villains present actually confess to putting them there, leaving it a mystery. Until the next mission:
Hades: "Full disclosure here: the mimicuties were courtesy of yours truly."
In 8-Bit Theater, when confronted with Chaos, Red Mage asks to have some time to prepare for their battle, in order to stall. He tells them to take as much time as they need. Then he adds, "As long as it only takes 24 hours." When Red Mage questions this, he responds "I'm Chaos!"
Billy: "Gee, this is starting to sound fishy, I think I'm gonna cancel this contract please."
Dick Faggotson: "Woah, a year's a year!"
Billy: "But I thought you said I could cancel whenever I wanted..."
Dick Faggotson: "I guess we flat-out lied, FAGGOT!!!!!"
In "The Parable of the Dagger" by Eliezer Yudkowsky, a jester annoys his king by playing a logic game with him that ends with the king getting bitten by a frog. The king gets fed up with his complex explanation about how he should have reasoned which box held the frog and which held gold, and so throws him in the dungeon. As revenge, he gives the jester his own riddle to solve: one enscripted box that contains the key to his chains and another that holds a dagger to execute him. The jester studies both the inscriptions and reasons which box has the key. Inside is the dagger. The king just stuck the dagger in the wrong box on purpose.
Heard in first season finale. After trapping dear old radioactive Daddy, his son Paxton delivers with particularly exaggerated suaveness:
Batman (Terry): No. I wouldn't have agreed to this; you said you were going to help him. Paxton: I lied.
Pretty much everything that Charlie "Big Time" Bigalow tells Terry in "Betrayal" is a lie, as he tells him in the climax: About wanting to turn himself in, and about wanting to be cured. But this is the most important one:
Big Time: An' there's one more thing I lied about. When I said I couldn't kill ya, I meant I couldn't do it then... But now... I made you an offer, and ya turned it down. Where's the respect?
In the Adventures of the Gummi Bears episode "For a Few Sovereigns More", Duke Igthorn hires bounty hunter FlintShrubwood to capture a Gummi Bear (Cubbi, in this case), and then refuses to pay when he does. Unlike most of these other examples, this ends horribly for Igthorn, as Shrubwood imprisons him in his own castle, forcing him into forming a temporary alliance with Cubbi.
Crimewave Clyde: What’s going on here? What are you doing!? Cheatsy: Just following orders. Clyde: I didn’t tell you to do that! Kootie Pie: No, but King Daddy did! Cheatsy: Dad never planned on giving you half of anything! We’re double crossing you!
Total Drama has a few "I Lied" moments. There's this exchange, when Eva and Izzy are brought back into the game:
Gwen: Wait a sec, you said no one is allowed back! Chris: I did? Gwen: And once you leave... Chris (in flashbacks): And once you leave on the Dock of Shame, on the Boat of Losers, you can never, never ever, ever come back! Chris: Oh yeah, that. Yeah. I lied.
And this exchange:
Lindsay: But we were going to the final three together! Heather: Guess we're not!
And a variation:
Chris: Back in episode 8, teammate Beth stole the Boney Island tiki doll. Gwen: She said she returned that! Chris: She lied. She broke it up and flushed it down the septic tank!
This is done CONSTANTLY on all three of the Sonic the Hedgehog shows that DiC made. Dr. Robotnik constantly makes deal after deal with Sonic and the blue guy always seems to fall for it. It doesn't matter because Sonic always ends up thwarting his plans anyway.
Said by Guiterrez in Freakazoid! When given what he wants, he orders his guards to eliminate Dexter, his family, and Roddy. He doesn't even let Roddy say more than "But you said-"
In one episode of Biker Mice from Mars, Limburger secures the assistance of ex-mercenary Hardrock by kidnapping the girlfriend that had turned Hardrock away from the business and dangling her and the titular mice over a vat of acid, promising that they would all be released unharmed if Hardrock pulled off one last job. After Hardrock has left, Limburger orders the group killed and we get this exchange:
Throttle: You lowdown ball of corrupting cheddar, you gave your word!
Limburger: If my word was worth much, I wouldn't be much of a villain, would I?
Thug: I thought you said the back-up piece was my best bet!
Batman: I lied.
In the Codename: Kids Next Door episode "Operation: R.A.B.B.I.T.", Heinrich Von Marzipan's excuse for why he lied (to a first grader, no less) was, "Ach, Liebchen, I say so many zings I do not mean, Like, "Oh, no gumdrops for me." or "Who vould like some uf mein lollipops?" (As if lying wasn't bad enough.)
In the Family Guy episode "The Old Man and the Big 'C", when Lois convinces Carter to unveil his cure for cancer to the world, he goes back on his word and tells Lois this this when she phones him about it.
Then-Attorney General of Louisiana Jack Gremillion was walking by the governor's office when he recognized a contingent from Pearl River waiting to see then-Governor Huey Long. Gremillion went into Long's office. "Governor, those people from Pearl River who you had me promise a road to are here." "What the hell road are you talking about?" asked Long. Gremillion reminded Long that he had specifically ordered him to promise the Pearl River folk a road during the recent campaign. "Hell, I don't have time for them. Send them away." Gremillion pleaded, "But Governor, what can I tell them?" "Tell 'em I lied!"
Faisal Shahzad was a naturalized American citizen from Pakistan and would-be Islamist terrorist, who placed a car bomb in Times Square. Asked how he could do what he did after taking the oath to uphold the US Constitution, he simply answered: "You are my enemy. I lied." According to claims later made by US intelligence, this led Osama bin Laden himself to contact the whole of al-Qaida with a disgusted message that deliberate oath-breaking was not acceptable.
Disbarred attorney Jack Thompson said he would donate ten thousand dollars to the charity of the game maker's choice if they made a game to his specific guidelines. Someone did, and he went back on the deal.
More specifically, he backpedaled and added further conditions to his proposal, such as that it had to be a commercial game (the game in question was freeware), which was pretty much impossible to do because one of the criteria (that Jackson Browne's 'Lawyers in Love' would be playing during one of the stages) would break copyright laws. With the amount of money it would've taken to buy the rights to the song and produce and market the game, anyone who made it could've just spent the same amount of money donating several times as much to charity as Thompson promised to.