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* GirlfriendInCanada: Pretending to be in a long-distance relationship. Has a chance to be a real long-distance relationship despite others accusing otherwise.

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* UrbanLegendLoveLife: Someone's reputation as TheCasanova or someone who ReallyGetsAround is actually made up.

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* BadActorGoodLiar: A character makes for a very good liar or con artist despite being terrible at professional acting.

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* ShamSupernatural: Someone pretends to be a supernatural creature that they aren't.

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* InsidiousRumorMill: A character lies or manipulates the friends, family members, and colleagues they share with someone they're in conflict with to turn their backs on that person.

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* HonestAxe: Telling the truth earns a reward.


* [[ILied Outright Lie]]: 'I am trustworthy', 'The Earth is mine to sell' -- both are falsehoods knowingly spoken with intent to deceive. This is the trademark of the ConMan and the [[ZanyScheme schemer]], resorted to by anyone covering up a BigSecret. However subtle they may be, PullTheThread and they collapse (which is why the liar often takes RefugeInAudacity, to keep someone from pulling the thread).


* IgnoranceIsBliss: A character or characters are told that what they are doing is something completely harmless or beneficial when it's actually dangerous or evil.

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* AmalgamatedIndividual: Multiple individual actions are thought to be committed by a single person.

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* CardCarryingVillain: A villain will not lie about his evil deeds.

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* WontGetFooledAgain: In which the deception only works once.

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* MilesGloriosus: Badass in their boasting, but a coward when faced with real danger.

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* GideonPloy: Tricking your enemies into believing you have more people on your side than you do

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* ConfessionDeferred: Someone lies until it benefits them to tell the truth.

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