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* '''Justified''': Fiona has latent PsychicPower, orientated in divination, that she hasn't fully developed (nor that she's aware of... yet).

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Fiona has latent PsychicPower, orientated in divination, that she hasn't fully developed (nor that she's aware of... yet).yet).
** Fiona knows that Alice has a history of cheating. It's not unreasonable that she would do so again.


* '''Inverted''': Fiona tries to tell the truth, but is revealed to be incorrect.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Fiona tries to tell the truth, but is revealed to be incorrect.incorrect.
** Confabulation (or "honest lie").


* '''Parodied''': Fiona feels free to tell whatever lies she likes, confident that [[GenreSavvy as the main character]], this trope will save her.

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* '''Parodied''': Fiona feels free to tell whatever lies she likes, confident that [[GenreSavvy [[MediumAwareness as the main character]], this trope will save her.


* '''Straight''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend Alex is cheating on him to break them up, and it turns out that Alex ''is'' cheating.
* '''Exaggerated''': Despite it being completely implausible, Fiona swears the strongest oaths she can think of that Alex is sleeping with the entire football team, even inventing specific times and dates for it all. Every word turns out to be true.
* '''Downplayed''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him, which is pretty plausible given Alex's [[ReallyGetsAround nature]]. It turns out that Alex really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.
* '''Justified''': Fiona has latent psychic abilities, orientated in divination, that she hasn't fully developed (nor she's aware of... yet).

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* '''Straight''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend Alex is cheating on him to break them up, and it turns out that Alex Alexandra ''is'' cheating.
* '''Exaggerated''': Despite it being completely implausible, Fiona swears the strongest oaths she can think of that Alex Alexandra is sleeping with the entire football team, even inventing specific times and dates for it all. Every word turns out to be true.
* '''Downplayed''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him, which is pretty plausible given Alex's Alexandra's [[ReallyGetsAround nature]]. It turns out that Alex Alexandra really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.
* '''Justified''': Fiona has latent psychic abilities, PsychicPower, orientated in divination, that she hasn't fully developed (nor that she's aware of... yet).



* '''Subverted''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him, and then breathes a sigh of relief when Alex is found by Gordon in a compromising position. However, Alex has a [[NotWhatItLooksLike perfectly reasonable explanation]] for it, and Gordon realizes that Fiona was lying.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until Fiona manages to point out a flaw in Alex's story that Gordon overlooked.

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* '''Subverted''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex Alexandra is cheating on him, and then breathes a sigh of relief when Alex is found by Gordon in a compromising position. However, Alex Alexandra has a [[NotWhatItLooksLike perfectly reasonable explanation]] for it, and Gordon realizes that Fiona was lying.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until Fiona manages to point out a flaw in Alex's Alexandra's story that Gordon overlooked.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Fiona accuses Alex of cheating. Gordon and Fiona catch her in a compromising position, but witnesses, and Fiona, claim it's NotWhatItLooksLike. It later turns out she was cheating, or was she, as the same situation happens again. Finally it's revealed she is, in fact, cheating on Gordon.
* '''Averted''': Fiona pretends that Alex is cheating on Gordon, but it simply isn't true.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Fiona accuses Alex Alexandra of cheating. Gordon and Fiona catch her in a compromising position, but witnesses, and Fiona, claim it's NotWhatItLooksLike. It later turns out she was cheating, or was she, as the same situation happens again. Finally it's revealed she is, in fact, cheating on Gordon.
* '''Averted''': Fiona pretends that Alex Alexandra is cheating on Gordon, but it simply isn't true.



* '''Invoked''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him, and one of Fiona's friends, realizing that she's going to get caught out, rushes off to seduce the girlfriend so that Fiona's accusation comes true.

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* '''Invoked''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex Alexandra is cheating on him, and one of Fiona's friends, Darren, realizing that she's going to Fiona will get caught out, rushes off to seduce the girlfriend Alexandra so that Fiona's accusation comes true.



* '''Defied''': Alex suspects that Fiona will accuse her of cheating on Gordon, and makes sure she has plenty of witnesses to testify that she isn't.
* '''Discussed''': "[[ThisIsReality This isn't a sitcom]]. If you tell a lie, reality isn't going to magically rearrange itself just to save you from being caught."

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* '''Defied''': Alex Alexandra suspects that Fiona will accuse her of cheating on Gordon, and makes sure she has plenty of witnesses to testify that she isn't.
* '''Discussed''': "[[ThisIsReality This isn't a sitcom]]. If you tell a lie, reality isn't going to will not magically rearrange itself just to save you from being caught."



* '''Implied''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him. When Gordon next sees Alex, she is nude and lying outside Kevin's bedroom window, and begins sweating nervously when he greets her. He doesn't question her [[BlatantLies clearly fabricated story]] that she has been diving for oysters.
* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona deceitfully tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him. Even when it turns out to be true, Gordon breaks off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Alex was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.

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* '''Implied''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex Alexandra is cheating on him. When Gordon next sees Alex, Alexandra, she is nude and lying outside Kevin's bedroom window, window unclothed and begins sweating nervously when he greets her. He doesn't question her [[BlatantLies clearly fabricated story]] that she has been diving for oysters.
* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona deceitfully tells Gordon that Alex Alexandra is cheating on him. Even when it turns out to be true, Gordon breaks off ties with stops talking to her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Alex Alexandra was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.them.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Fiona suggests Gordon will make a living as a clown. GilliganCut to Gordon badly doing an old-timey vaudeville act.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Gordon is rendered orphaned because when he comes home one night to find them not waiting for him as anticipated, Fiona suggests his parents were brutally murdered.
** Fiona needs to lie to protect Helen, whom she thinks is hiding in her bathroom closet, from a murderous posse. When she tells them Helen is in the attic, they discover her hiding there.
** Everybody Fiona knows develops a mortal fear of her, because they know she can say "So-and-So will hit his/her head/contract a terrible disease/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking break their last pencil]]," and it will instantly come true.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
???


* '''Straight''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him to break them up, and it turns out that the girlfriend really is.
* '''Exaggerated''': Despite it being completely implausible, Fiona swears the strongest oaths she can think of that Gordon's girlfriend is sleeping with the entire football team, even inventing specific times and dates for it all. Every word turns out to be true.
* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, which is pretty plausible considering the [[ReallyGetsAround nature]] of Gordon's girlfriend. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.

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* '''Straight''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend Alex is cheating on him to break them up, and it turns out that the girlfriend really is.
Alex ''is'' cheating.
* '''Exaggerated''': Despite it being completely implausible, Fiona swears the strongest oaths she can think of that Gordon's girlfriend Alex is sleeping with the entire football team, even inventing specific times and dates for it all. Every word turns out to be true.
* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims tells Gordon that Gordon's girlfriend Alex is cheating on him, which is pretty plausible considering the given Alex's [[ReallyGetsAround nature]] of Gordon's girlfriend. nature]]. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend Alex really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.



* '''Subverted''': Fiona tells Gordon that his girlfriend is cheating on him, and then breathes a sigh of relief when Gordon finds his girlfriend in a compromising position. However, the girlfriend has a [[NotWhatItLooksLike perfectly reasonable explanation]] for it, and Gordon realises that Fiona was lying.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until Fiona manages to point out a flaw with the girlfriend's story that Gordon overlooked.

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* '''Subverted''': Fiona tells Gordon that his girlfriend Alex is cheating on him, and then breathes a sigh of relief when Alex is found by Gordon finds his girlfriend in a compromising position. However, the girlfriend Alex has a [[NotWhatItLooksLike perfectly reasonable explanation]] for it, and Gordon realises realizes that Fiona was lying.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until Fiona manages to point out a flaw with the girlfriend's in Alex's story that Gordon overlooked.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Fiona accuses Gordon's girlfriend of cheating. Gordon and Fiona catch her in a compromising position, but witnesses, and Fiona, claim it's NotWhatItLooksLike. It later turns out she was cheating, or was she, as the same situation happens again. Finally it's revealed she is, in fact, cheating on Gordon.
* '''Averted''': Fiona pretends that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, but it simply isn't true.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Fiona accuses Gordon's girlfriend Alex of cheating. Gordon and Fiona catch her in a compromising position, but witnesses, and Fiona, claim it's NotWhatItLooksLike. It later turns out she was cheating, or was she, as the same situation happens again. Finally it's revealed she is, in fact, cheating on Gordon.
* '''Averted''': Fiona pretends that Gordon's girlfriend Alex is cheating on him, Gordon, but it simply isn't true.



* '''Invoked''': Fiona pretends that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and one of Fiona's friends, realising that she's going to get caught out, rushes off to seduce the girlfriend so that Fiona's accusation comes true.

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* '''Invoked''': Fiona pretends tells Gordon that Gordon's girlfriend Alex is cheating on him, and one of Fiona's friends, realising realizing that she's going to get caught out, rushes off to seduce the girlfriend so that Fiona's accusation comes true.



* '''Defied''': Gordon's girlfriend suspects that Fiona will accuse her of cheating on him, and makes sure she has plenty of witnesses to testify that she isn't.

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* '''Defied''': Gordon's girlfriend Alex suspects that Fiona will accuse her of cheating on him, Gordon, and makes sure she has plenty of witnesses to testify that she isn't.



* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona lies about Gordon's girlfriend cheating on him. Even when it turns out to be true, Gordon breaks off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Gordon's girlfriend was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.

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* '''Implied''': Fiona tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him. When Gordon next sees Alex, she is nude and lying outside Kevin's bedroom window, and begins sweating nervously when he greets her. He doesn't question her [[BlatantLies clearly fabricated story]] that she has been diving for oysters.
* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona lies about Gordon's girlfriend deceitfully tells Gordon that Alex is cheating on him. Even when it turns out to be true, Gordon breaks off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Gordon's girlfriend Alex was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.



Is everything OK? Yeah, it's ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not like I lost the link]] to AccidentalTruth or anything-- oh, there it is!-- I mean, it was here all along.

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Is -->"Is everything OK? Yeah, OK?"\\
"Yeah,
it's ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not like I lost the link]] to AccidentalTruth or anything-- oh, anything--oh, there it is!-- I is!--I mean, it was here all along. along."



%%* '''Implied:''': ???


* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and while there's no way for Alice to know that, it should be very obvious considering the [[ReallyGetsAround nature]] of Gordon's girlfriend. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.

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* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and while there's no way for Alice to know that, it should be very obvious which is pretty plausible considering the [[ReallyGetsAround nature]] of Gordon's girlfriend. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.


* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and while there's no way for Alice to know that it's the truth, it should be very obvious considering the [[ReallyGetsAround nature]] of Gordon's girlfriend. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.

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* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and while there's no way for Alice to know that it's the truth, that, it should be very obvious considering the [[ReallyGetsAround nature]] of Gordon's girlfriend. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.


* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and while there's no way for Alice to know that it's the truth, it should very obvious considering the nature of [[ReallyGetsAround Gordon's girlfriend]]. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.

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* '''Downplayed''': Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and while there's no way for Alice to know that it's the truth, it should be very obvious considering the nature of [[ReallyGetsAround nature]] of Gordon's girlfriend]].girlfriend. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Fiona claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and while there's no way for Alice to know that it's the truth, it should very obvious considering the nature of [[ReallyGetsAround Gordon's girlfriend]]. It turns out that Gordon's girlfriend really is cheating on him, to the surprise of very few people.


Is everything OK? Yeah, it's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ''definitely'' not like I lost the link]] to AccidentalTruth or anything-- oh, there it is!-- I mean, it was here all along.

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Is everything OK? Yeah, it's ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definitely]]'' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ''definitely'' not like I lost the link]] to AccidentalTruth or anything-- oh, there it is!-- I mean, it was here all along.


%%* '''Played For Drama''': see Deconstructed.

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%%* '''Played For Drama''': see Deconstructed.???


%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???see Deconstructed.


* '''Justified''': Fiona is later told that she's psychic.

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* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': Fiona is later told has latent psychic abilities, orientated in divination, that she hasn't fully developed (nor she's psychic.aware of... yet).



* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona lies about Gordon's girlfriend cheating on him. Even when it turns out to be true, Gordon breaks off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Gordon's girlfriend was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Fiona accuses Gordon's girlfriend of cheating. Gordon and Fiona catch her in a compromising position, but witnesses, and Fiona, claim it's NotWhatItLooksLike. It later turns out she was cheating, or was she, as the same situation happens again. Finally it's revealed she is, in fact, cheating on Gordon.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona lies about Gordon's girlfriend cheating on him. Even when it turns out to be true, Gordon breaks off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Gordon's girlfriend was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Fiona accuses Gordon's girlfriend of cheating. Gordon and Fiona catch her in a compromising position, but witnesses, and Fiona, claim it's NotWhatItLooksLike. It later turns out she was cheating, or was she, as the same situation happens again. Finally it's revealed she is, in fact, cheating on Gordon.



* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona lies about Gordon's girlfriend cheating on him. Even when it turns out to be true, Gordon breaks off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Gordon's girlfriend was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.



Is everything OK? Yeah, it's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ''definitely'' not like I lost the link]] to AccidentalTruth or anything-- oh, there it is!-- I mean, it was here all along.

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Is everything OK? Yeah, it's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ''definitely'' not like I lost the link]] to AccidentalTruth or anything-- oh, there it is!-- I mean, it was here all along.
----
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%%* '''Implied:''': ???
%%* '''Untwisted:''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???


Back to AccidentalTruth

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Back Is everything OK? Yeah, it's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ''definitely'' not like I lost the link]] to AccidentalTruthAccidentalTruth or anything-- oh, there it is!-- I mean, it was here all along.


* '''Straight''': Fiona pretends that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, and it turns out that she really is.

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* '''Straight''': Fiona pretends claims that Gordon's girlfriend is cheating on him, him to break them up, and it turns out that she the girlfriend really is.



* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona lies about Gordon's girlfriend cheating on him. Not only does it turn out to be false, Gordon ends up breaking off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''':...But then it later turns out Gordon's girlfriend WAS cheating, and Gordon returns to Fiona asking for her forgiveness.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Fiona lies about Gordon's girlfriend cheating on him. Not only does Even when it turn turns out to be false, true, Gordon ends up breaking breaks off ties with her due to her untrustworthiness.
* '''Reconstructed''':...But then it later turns out '''Reconstructed''': The fact that ''neither'' Gordon nor Fiona actually believed Gordon's girlfriend WAS cheating, and Gordon returns to Fiona asking for her forgiveness.was cheating on him becomes an InJoke between them.



* '''Enforced''': The execs have decided that there needs to be a VerySpecialEpisode about lying, but have also decreed that StatusQuoIsGod. As such, the writers need a plot in which Fiona tells a lie, but nothing comes of it, and this is the only thing they can find even if it does [[BrokenAesop break the Aesop]] to have Fiona get away with it.

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* '''Enforced''': The execs have decided that there needs to be a VerySpecialEpisode about lying, but have also decreed that StatusQuoIsGod. As such, the writers need a plot in which Fiona tells a lie, but nothing comes of it, and this is the only thing they can find -- even if it does [[BrokenAesop break the Aesop]] to have Fiona get away with it.



* '''Exploited''': "Hey, Fiona if the lies you tell keep turning out to be true, could you [[RetroactiveWish tell a few lies about my bank statement]]?"

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* '''Exploited''': "Hey, Fiona -- if the lies you tell keep turning out to be true, could you [[RetroactiveWish tell a few lies about my bank statement]]?"



* '''Conversed''': "Nah, they can't have the main character get caught out in a lie like that. Just watch they'll build up the drama, and then reveal that it was actually true all along."

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* '''Conversed''': "Nah, they can't have the main character get caught out in a lie like that. Just watch -- they'll build up the drama, and then reveal that it was actually true all along."

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