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* Averted but PlayedStraight from Lila's P.O.V. in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/27758638/chapters/67948237 In Too Deep]]''. When a rumor about Ladybug being in love with Marinette starts to spread around, Lila [[BlatantLies "confirms"]] that the two are dating to hopefully cause trouble for the both of them. Eventually, Marinette starts to go along with the rumor in order to better hide her secret identity, proving Lila was "right".

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* Averted but PlayedStraight from Lila's P.O.V. (but Averted in general) in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/27758638/chapters/67948237 In Too Deep]]''. When a rumor about Ladybug being in love with Marinette starts to spread around, Lila [[BlatantLies "confirms"]] that the two are dating to hopefully cause trouble for the both of them. Eventually, Marinette starts to go along with the rumor in order to better hide her secret identity, proving Lila was "right".

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* Averted but PlayedStraight from Lila's P.O.V. in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/27758638/chapters/67948237 In Too Deep]]''. When a rumor about Ladybug being in love with Marinette starts to spread around, Lila [[BlatantLies "confirms"]] that the two are dating to hopefully cause trouble for the both of them. Eventually, Marinette starts to go along with the rumor in order to better hide her secret identity, proving Lila was "right".


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/5/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'', Harry responds to Lockhart lying to the press to mooch off Harry's fame by writing an anonymous letter to both the Ministry of Magic and Daily Prophet about concerns he has that Lockhart might be extorting sexual favors from the older female students. Harry's rather surprised to later hear of Lockhart being sentenced to sixty odd years in prison for doing just that (among other things).

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* ''Fanfic/{{Daystar}}'': After Vicky ''really'' pisses Taylor off, Taylor gives her a vicious TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, during which she implies that Vicky had been almost killing people and then pressuring Amy into covering it up to keep from getting in trouble. Taylor just said this because the Charm she was using informed her that it was the most hurtful possible thing she could say to Vicky at that moment, and she didn't find out for a couple more chapters that it was actually ''true''.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/5/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'', ''Fanfic/ForLoveOfMagic'', Harry responds to Lockhart lying to the press to mooch off Harry's fame by writing an anonymous letter to both the Ministry of Magic and Daily Prophet about concerns he has that Lockhart might be extorting sexual favors from the older female students. Harry's rather surprised to later hear of Lockhart being sentenced to sixty odd years in prison for doing just that (among other things).


* ''Fanfic/BoldoresandBoomsticks'': Played for laughs with Tai's joke about Zwei being descended from [[Literature/{{TheLordOfTheRings}} Umbramail, Lord of All Corgis]]. [[spoiler: Later Salem digs out a portriat of her family. With her, Ozma, and their daughters is a corgi with that name]].

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* ''Fanfic/BoldoresandBoomsticks'': ''Fanfic/BoldoresAndBoomsticks'': Played for laughs with Tai's joke about Zwei being descended from [[Literature/{{TheLordOfTheRings}} Umbramail, Lord of All Corgis]]. [[spoiler: Later Salem digs out a portriat of her family. With her, Ozma, and their daughters is a corgi with that name]].


* ''Fanfic/BoldoresandBoomsticks'': Played for laughs with Tai's joke about Zwei being descended from [[Literature/{{TheLordOfTheRings}} Umbramail, Lord of All Corgis]]. [[spoiler: Later Salem digs out a portriat of her family. With her, Ozma, and their daughters is a corgi with that name]].
* ''Fanfic/DarthVaderHeroOfNaboo'': After getting a look at Vader, Plagueis makes several educated guesses on whom he might be, with one of them being that Vader is a time traveler, which is absolutely accurate.
* ''FanFic/TheDayEverythingChanged'': One night, Konata has a nightmare in which Kagami is brutally beaten by another girl. The next day, ''it happens''.



* ''Fanfic/{{Overlady}}'': Apparently a noble family was once accused of demonology by the regime as an excuse to wipe them out. Afterwards, the guards found out they really were practicing demonology and one of them notes "they didn't seem the type."



* ''FanFic/TheDayEverythingChanged'': One night, Konata has a nightmare in which Kagami is brutally beaten by another girl. The next day, ''it happens''.

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* ''FanFic/TheDayEverythingChanged'': One night, Konata has a nightmare in which Kagami is brutally beaten In ''FanFic/TheSomewhatCrackedMindOfUchihaItachi'', Mizuki distracts Kabuto from attacking Naruto and Sasuke by another girl. The next day, ''it happens''.talking about the Uchiha Clan being ostracized by the village and Danzo's machinations. Since Mizuki and Iruka were just chunins at the time, they had no idea how close to the truth he was.



* ''Fanfic/{{Overlady}}'': Apparently a noble family was once accused of demonology by the regime as an excuse to wipe them out. Afterwards, the guards found out they really were practicing demonology and one of them notes "they didn't seem the type."
* In ''FanFic/TheSomewhatCrackedMindOfUchihaItachi'', Mizuki distracts Kabuto from attacking Naruto and Sasuke by talking about the Uchiha Clan being ostracized by the village and Danzo's machinations. Since Mizuki and Iruka were just chunins at the time, they had no idea how close to the truth he was.
* ''Fanfic/DarthVaderHeroOfNaboo'': After getting a look at Vader, Plagueis makes several educated guesses on whom he might be, with one of them being that Vader is a time traveler, which is absolutely accurate.

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* In chapter 6 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'', when Tsubasa mentions to Shirogane that the girls in his class made fun of him for not having a girlfriend. Shirogane then mentions that the girls probably all really liked him, and spouts out several hidden meanings behind their jeers and that they secretly all like him. It's all bullshit he made up on the spot to seem like an experienced ladies-man, but one of the girls he brings up says "That's hilarious" at Tsubasa, with the hidden meaning being "(I'm so glad he's free)". Again, it's all crap that Shirogane made up, but this particular girl turned out to be non other than [[EarlyBirdCameo Maki Shijo]], who ''did'' secretly like Tsubasa. She can be seen later that chapter when Tsubasa asks Kashiwagi out, and she's ''devastated''.


** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords Yokel Chords]]", Bart makes up a false story about the ghost of the school cook, Dark Stanley, murdering children for food - just to scare a free lunch out of his classmates. Then Bart is punished for causing such an uproar in the school for it and has to see a psychologist, whom he eventually confesses his lie to. Turns out later that Dark Stanley is in fact real and had killed the psychologist's son.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E14YokelChords Yokel Chords]]", Bart makes up a false story about the ghost of the school cook, Dark Stanley, murdering children for food - just to scare a free lunch out of his classmates. Then Bart is punished for causing such an uproar in the school for it and has to see a psychologist, whom he eventually confesses his lie to. Turns out later that Dark Stanley is in fact real and had killed the psychologist's son.


** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords]]", Bart makes up a false story about the ghost of the school cook, Dark Stanley, murdering children for food - just to scare a free lunch out of his classmates. Then Bart is punished for causing such an uproar in the school for it and has to see a psychologist, whom he eventually confesses his lie to. Turns out later that Dark Stanley is in fact real and had killed the psychologist's son.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords]]", "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords Yokel Chords]]", Bart makes up a false story about the ghost of the school cook, Dark Stanley, murdering children for food - just to scare a free lunch out of his classmates. Then Bart is punished for causing such an uproar in the school for it and has to see a psychologist, whom he eventually confesses his lie to. Turns out later that Dark Stanley is in fact real and had killed the psychologist's son.


** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords", Bart makes up a false story about the ghost of the school cook, Dark Stanley, murdering children for food - just to scare a free lunch out of his classmates. Then Bart is punished for causing such an uproar in the school for it and has to see a psychologist, whom he eventually confesses his lie to. Turns out later that Dark Stanley is in fact real and had killed the psychologist's son.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords", "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords]]", Bart makes up a false story about the ghost of the school cook, Dark Stanley, murdering children for food - just to scare a free lunch out of his classmates. Then Bart is punished for causing such an uproar in the school for it and has to see a psychologist, whom he eventually confesses his lie to. Turns out later that Dark Stanley is in fact real and had killed the psychologist's son.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E6TheComputerWoreMenaceShoes The Computer Wore Menace Shoes]]", Homer, as Internet whistleblower "Mr. X", starts creating false stories like how the government is controlling peoples' minds with flu shots. Later, Homer is kidnapped and taken to [[Series/ThePrisoner1967 a mysterious island]] because his flu shot lie turned out to be true, as they are given around Christmas to give people the urge to shop.

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"[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E6TheComputerWoreMenaceShoes The Computer Wore Menace Shoes]]", Homer, as Internet whistleblower "Mr. X", starts creating false stories like how the government is controlling peoples' minds with flu shots. Later, Homer is kidnapped and taken to [[Series/ThePrisoner1967 a mysterious island]] because his flu shot lie turned out to be true, as they are given around Christmas to give people the urge to shop.shop.
**In "[[Recap/TheSimpsons/S18E14YokelChords", Bart makes up a false story about the ghost of the school cook, Dark Stanley, murdering children for food - just to scare a free lunch out of his classmates. Then Bart is punished for causing such an uproar in the school for it and has to see a psychologist, whom he eventually confesses his lie to. Turns out later that Dark Stanley is in fact real and had killed the psychologist's son.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the Evil Queen, under disguise as an old apple peddler, convinces Snow White that the poisoned apple is a "wishing apple". The princess buys into the hag's deception, biting the apple after wishing for the prince to come to her, and is knocked out cold as a result. Turns out that the laced apple did lead her to the prince she so desired, but not in a way she expected.


* An interesting variant, where the character never learns he was telling the truth, in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Harvest". The TownWithADarkSecret attributes their health and vitality to HumanSacrifice, but the sheriff tells Clark it's down to the [[GreenRocks Blue K]] in the water. It is.

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* An interesting variant, where the character never learns he was telling the truth, in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Harvest"."[[Recap/SmallvilleS10E06Harvest Harvest]]". The TownWithADarkSecret attributes their health and vitality to HumanSacrifice, but the sheriff tells Clark it's down to the [[GreenRocks Blue K]] in the water. It is.


* In ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'', when the trio of kids enter the titular house, they see a chandelier that acts as the house's uvula, with one of the boys commenting that it's a girl house [[note]][[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Mixing up uvula with ovaries]][[/note]]. [[spoiler:Turns out that he was right as it's revealed in the climax that the house is possessed by the spirit of the owner's dead wife]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'', when the trio of kids enter the titular house, they see a chandelier that acts as the house's uvula, with one of the boys commenting that it's a girl house [[note]][[GettingCrapPastTheRadar [[note]] Mixing up uvula with ovaries]][[/note]].ovaries[[/note]]. [[spoiler:Turns out that he was right as it's revealed in the climax that the house is possessed by the spirit of the owner's dead wife]].


* In ''The Story of Ichabod Crane'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', Brom Bones seemingly makes up the whole story about the Headless Horseman to terrorize the superstitious Ichabod Crane. As it turns out, the Headless Horseman really does exist, and goes after Ichabod Crane in the ending. Although the Horseman [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane just might have been Brom in disguise.]]

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* In ''The Story Legend of Ichabod Crane'' Sleepy Hollow'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', Brom Bones seemingly makes up the whole story about the Headless Horseman to terrorize the superstitious Ichabod Crane. As it turns out, the Headless Horseman really does exist, and goes after Ichabod Crane in the ending. Although the Horseman [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane just might have been Brom in disguise.]]

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