01:40:55 PM Mar 13th 2014
07:27:51 PM Jul 24th 2010
How is this trope played if a character makes the pose but doesn't try to deceive/lie/etc.?
02:51:04 AM Jul 25th 2010
It's a Subversion, I think, if the writers make it clear that this is the pose they meant (e.g. if they mimic Gendo completely). Or if the character says something everyone assumes is a lie with clasped hands, but it turns out to be true later. It can also be Lampshaded at some point. If the character simply clasps hands as a habit while speaking, it doesn't fall under this trope definition.