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* LameExcuse: An implausible lie that's used as an excuse.

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Immediately after the work gives information that sounds like made-up nonsense, the characters or the creator say something to the effect of "We didn't make that detail up, it's actually accurate".

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* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: Multiple negatives deliberately used to throw the listener off-track.

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* ConfessToALesserCrime: When the authorities come asking, the perpetrator will happily confess to being guilty of a minor indiscretion, in order to keep the more serious crime(s) from being brought up.





* CassandraBystander: Someone confesses a truth, but relies on RefugeInAudacity so it won't be believed.



* CassandraBystander: Someone confesses a truth, but relies on RefugeInAudacity so it won't be believed.

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* CassandraBystander: Someone confesses a truth, but relies on RefugeInAudacity so it won't be believed.

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* BluffWorkedTooWell: A character's lie works too well, causing unintended consequences.

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* MaintainTheLie: Someone lies about their life and their friends have to help them carry it on.

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* LyingHeroesHonestVillains: A good guy lies, while a villain tells the truth.


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* LyingHeroesHonestVillains: A good guy lies, while a villain tells the truth.

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* IntentionalHeartbreaker: A character pretends to love someone, only to dump them later.


* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive: The villain tortures the hero by trying to make them believe something that's obviously not true.



* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive: The villain tortures the hero by trying to make them believe something that's obviously not true.



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* CutHimselfShaving: Making up a lame excuse for injuries received from your secret life.


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* CutHimselfShaving: Making up a lame excuse for injuries received from your secret life.

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* CutHimselfShaving: Making up a lame excuse for injuries received from your secret life.


* NewEraSpeech: A villain who wants to take over does a speech that is true, but is ambiguous enough to sound like they want to do something good when really they want to do something bad.


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* NewEraSpeech: A villain who wants to take over does a speech that is true, but is ambiguous enough to sound like they want to do something good when really they want to do something bad.

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* CompulsiveLiar: Someone feels a need to lie even when it's not the most reasonable thing to do.

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