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* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' has Flick supposedly finding "warrior bugs" to save his colony after misconstruing a situation. When he realizes his mistake (that they're ''circus performers'' rather than trained warriors), he's forced to keep the lie going in order to not cause panic among the other ants. Once the colony finds out, this moment happens.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' has Flick Flik supposedly finding "warrior bugs" to save his colony after misconstruing a situation. When he realizes his mistake (that they're ''circus performers'' rather than trained warriors), he's forced to keep the lie going in order to not cause panic among the other ants. Once the colony finds out, this moment happens.


* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U#t=14m43s "Top Ten Worst Cliches".]] In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot for creating weak drama and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' being notable exceptions).

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* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U#t=14m43s "Top Ten Worst Cliches".]] In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot for creating weak drama and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' ''WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted'' being notable exceptions).


* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U#t=14m43s "Top Ten Worst Cliches".]] In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' being notable exceptions).

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* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U#t=14m43s "Top Ten Worst Cliches".]] In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot for creating weak drama and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' being notable exceptions).



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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Yellowbird}}'', who had been keeping a secret the entire film, finally spills the beans near the film's end. Karl, not him, was meant to lead the flock to Africa, per the instructions of the flock's late leader Darius. Not only did he have no clue where Africa was, they weren't aware he didn't either. He tried to defend himself by stating that was the first time he'd ever been part of a flock and felt appreciated, and that all the misfortune that befell them was his fault. The other flock members are shocked and disheartened, most of all Delf, who'd come to view him as a good friend.


* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U "Top Ten Worst Cliches".]] In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' being notable exceptions).

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* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U#t=14m43s "Top Ten Worst Cliches".]] In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' being notable exceptions).


* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his "Top Ten Worst Cliches". In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' being notable exceptions).

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* Though the trope itself is OlderThanDirt, the trope title is at least partly cemented here ''vis a vis'' ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and other videos by Creator/DougWalker, where Doug lists it as number 2 on his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQwP-32I9U "Top Ten Worst Cliches". Cliches".]] In other videos he notes that he absolutely ''hates'' this type of plot and very rarely sees a movie where he thinks it works (''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''[[Film/{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3]]'' being notable exceptions).



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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''. In a earlier episode, Marco helped depose Miss Heinous as headmaster of [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors St Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses]] while disguised as a princess and he maintains the charade when visiting the school later on to avoid disappointing the other students who all look up to "Princess Turdina". However, when Miss Heinous exposes the truth, the princesses are surprised, but in the end, they admit they don't care. Partially out of appreciation for everything Marco has done for them and partially because they all [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating really hate Miss Heinous]].


* This trope appears in ''BigTimeRush'', when Jo fakes her boyfriend.

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* This trope appears in ''BigTimeRush'', ''Series/BigTimeRush'', when Jo fakes her boyfriend.


* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' the trope is expressed by RJ's plan to pillage suburban food to feed a bear. Eventually reveals his intentions in the end.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' the trope is expressed by RJ's plan to pillage suburban food to feed Vincent the bear, whose food pile he accidentally destroyed. Later, while arguing with Verne over a bear. Eventually reveals can of Spuddies in Gladys' pantry, RJ snaps and [[AccidentalPublicConfession angrily and accidentally exposes his intentions in ruse to Verne and the end.others]].
-->'''Verne''': What's going on RJ?\\
'''RJ''': NOTHING!\\
'''Verne''': Well then, let's get out of here because we have what we need!\\
'''RJ''': No, we don't!\\
'''Verne''': What are you talking about? We have more than enough!\\
'''RJ:''' Hey, listen! I've got about ''this'' long to hand over that wagon load of food to a homicidal bear! AND IF THESE SPUDDIES AREN'T ON THE MENU, ''I WILL BE!'' '''NOW, LET GO OF MY TAIL!'''\\
'''Verne''': ''What?''\\
'''RJ''': LET GO!



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* The first episode of ''Series/TobyTerrierAndHisVideoPals'' revolves around Toby pretending to know everything about working at a TV station. He eventually reveals the truth, that he doesn't.


* In ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' the boy lies about having psychic powers and being a king even though all the monsters are much stronger than him. They could probably accidentally kill him! When the lie is revealed, one of the monsters goes so far as to try to eat him and rip off the arm of another monster protecting him. Oddly enough, Creator/DougWalker ''loves this movie''!

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* In ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' the boy ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'', Max lies about having psychic powers and being a king even though all the monsters are much stronger than him. They could probably accidentally kill him! When the lie is revealed, one of the monsters goes so far as to try to eat him and rip off the arm of another monster protecting him. Oddly enough, Creator/DougWalker ''loves this movie''!


* In ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' the boy lies about having psychic powers and being a king even though all the monsters are much stronger than him. They could probably accidentally kill him! When the lie is revealed, one of the monsters goes so far as to try to eat him and rip off the arm of another monster protecting him. Oddly enough, DougWalker ''loves this movie''!

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* In ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' the boy lies about having psychic powers and being a king even though all the monsters are much stronger than him. They could probably accidentally kill him! When the lie is revealed, one of the monsters goes so far as to try to eat him and rip off the arm of another monster protecting him. Oddly enough, DougWalker Creator/DougWalker ''loves this movie''!



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* This occurs in a months-long storyline for ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}''. In an effort to get a raise, Josh fabricates a story to his bosses that a competing retail store offered him a job with bigger salary. Much to Marla's protest, their district manager, Stuart, authorizes the raise. Weeks later Marla finds out that the store never offered him a job. She promptly tells Stuart, and while he warns against firing him, it's pretty evident that he's pissed at the whole thing, judging by a later strip which showed Josh calling him.
** Josh, realizing he was going to get fired, got a new job and gave a two-weeks notice to Marla, who ended up firing him anyway without working out the notice after he bragged about how he got away with lying.

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* This occurs in ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'' when [[spoiler: Booker is told to tell Elizabeth whatever she wants to hear in order to convince her to go with him. Booker tells Elizabeth that they are heading to Paris, as it is a city she has dreamed of visiting. Elizabeth's knowledge of navigation allows her to deduce that Booker is not taking her to Paris, but instead to New York. Elizabeth runs away from Booker; however, they ultimately decide to stick together.]]
* In ''Videogame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', Nathan Drake's brother Sam--long believed to have died in a Panamanian prison escape--returns, claiming that he needs Nate's help to find [[PirateBooty Henry Avery's pirate treasure]] in order to pay off a debt owed to drug lord Hector Alcázar. However, Nate learns from the BigBad, Rafe Adler, that [[spoiler: Alcázar had already died in an Argentina shootout six months before, and that Rafe bribed the prison warden to get Sam out, knowing that Sam had information on the treasure's whereabouts. This angers Nate, who was putting his own life and personal relationships on the line for what he thought was rescuing his brother.]]

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* This occurs in ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'' when [[spoiler: Booker is told to tell Elizabeth whatever she wants to hear in order to convince her to go with him. Booker tells Elizabeth that they are heading to Paris, as it is a city she has dreamed of visiting. Elizabeth's knowledge of navigation allows her to deduce that Booker is not taking her to Paris, but instead to New York. Elizabeth runs away from Booker; however, they ultimately decide to stick together.]]
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months-long storyline for ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}''. In ''Videogame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', Nathan Drake's brother Sam--long believed to have died in a Panamanian prison escape--returns, claiming that he needs Nate's help to find [[PirateBooty Henry Avery's pirate treasure]] in order to pay off a debt owed to drug lord Hector Alcázar. However, Nate learns from the BigBad, Rafe Adler, that [[spoiler: Alcázar had already died in an Argentina shootout six months before, and that Rafe bribed the prison warden effort to get Sam out, knowing a raise, Josh fabricates a story to his bosses that Sam had information on a competing retail store offered him a job with bigger salary. Much to Marla's protest, their district manager, Stuart, authorizes the treasure's whereabouts. This angers Nate, raise. Weeks later Marla finds out that the store never offered him a job. She promptly tells Stuart, and while he warns against firing him, it's pretty evident that he's pissed at the whole thing, judging by a later strip which showed Josh calling him.
** Josh, realizing he was going to get fired, got a new job and gave a two-weeks notice to Marla,
who was putting his own life and personal relationships on ended up firing him anyway without working out the line for what notice after he thought was rescuing his brother.]]
bragged about how he got away with lying.


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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* This occurs in ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'' when [[spoiler: Booker is told to tell Elizabeth whatever she wants to hear in order to convince her to go with him. Booker tells Elizabeth that they are heading to Paris, as it is a city she has dreamed of visiting. Elizabeth's knowledge of navigation allows her to deduce that Booker is not taking her to Paris, but instead to New York. Elizabeth runs away from Booker; however, they ultimately decide to stick together.]]
* In ''Videogame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', Nathan Drake's brother Sam--long believed to have died in a Panamanian prison escape--returns, claiming that he needs Nate's help to find [[PirateBooty Henry Avery's pirate treasure]] in order to pay off a debt owed to drug lord Hector Alcázar. However, Nate learns from the BigBad, Rafe Adler, that [[spoiler: Alcázar had already died in an Argentina shootout six months before, and that Rafe bribed the prison warden to get Sam out, knowing that Sam had information on the treasure's whereabouts. This angers Nate, who was putting his own life and personal relationships on the line for what he thought was rescuing his brother.]]

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* In ''WhereTheWildThingsAre'' the boy lies about having psychic powers and being a king even though all the monsters are much stronger than him. They could probably accidentally kill him! When the lie is revealed, one of the monsters goes so far as to try to eat him and rip off the arm of another monster protecting him. Oddly enough, DougWalker ''loves this movie''!
* This is the premise of ''BigFatLiar''. Protagonist Jason Shepherd is assumed to be the liar by more or less everyone he knows, and the movie revolves around him trying to reveal Marty Wolf as one.

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* In ''WhereTheWildThingsAre'' ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' the boy lies about having psychic powers and being a king even though all the monsters are much stronger than him. They could probably accidentally kill him! When the lie is revealed, one of the monsters goes so far as to try to eat him and rip off the arm of another monster protecting him. Oddly enough, DougWalker ''loves this movie''!
* This is the premise of ''BigFatLiar''.''Film/BigFatLiar''. Protagonist Jason Shepherd is assumed to be the liar by more or less everyone he knows, and the movie revolves around him trying to reveal Marty Wolf as one.


* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'': Rocky leaves the other half of his poster when he abandons the hen farm, revealing his ''flight'' was merely him being shot out of a cannon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'': Rocky leaves the other half of his poster when he abandons the hen farm, revealing his ''flight'' "flight" was merely him being shot out of a cannon.


* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' uses this when Sam changes Carly's grade.

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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' uses this ''Series/{{iCarly}}''
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when Sam changes Carly's grade.

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