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  • Ace Attorney:
    • From Trials & Tribulations:
      Franziska von Karma: Listen, Phoenix Wright! It's impertinent to call people by their full name!
      Phoenix Wright: I was only copying you.
    • From the original Ace Attorney. In 1-3 after Dee Vasquez asks that Phoenix not slam his desk so, Edgeworth interrupts by slamming his own desk only to concur. Then he utters an "Oops."
    • From Dual Destinies:
      Athena: After all that, how could I punch a true friend like you, Apollo?
      Phoenix: (You didn't have any trouble slapping him a second ago…)
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  • The Artificial Intelligence *Mute from Analogue: A Hate Story and its sequel Hate Plus would like you to know that she is very much not given to idle gossip-mongering and that non-productive romantic relationships are beyond weird. But you won't believe what that noblewoman did with her courtesan! Seriously. You should just see for yourself how depraved and wrong it all is!
  • Batman: Arkham Origins has a bit of Enemy Chatter where a crook says the first thing he's going to do when he escapes Blackgate Prison is get a beer, explaining that he's in for DUI. Another prisoner admonishes him not to go driving while drunk or he could kill somebody; when asked why hes in Blackgate, the second prisoner says, matter-of-factly, "Manslaughter".
  • In BioShock 2's Multiplayer mode, noticeably overweight bourbon magnate Buck Raleigh sometimes has this to say while researching a fallen enemy: "Gotta be fit to survive down here, friend!"
  • BlazBlue: In Rachel's Continuum Shift gag reel, the several hundred years old vampire girl accuses Ragna of being a paedophile because she's accompanying Platinum in a restaurant (it's actually that she's a walking, talking plot MacGuffin). However, it's heavily implied in the end of the reel (and in several other points in the story) that she fancies him.
    • In another example, also from a gag reel wouldn't-ya-know, Litchi lectures Tsubaki on how a woman should only show just enough skin to pique a man's interest, but generally try to be covered up. To wit: this is Tsubaki and this is Litchi. Tsubaki herself calls her out on this.
    • Makoto's gag reel from Continuum Shift doubles down on this. Makoto refuses to depict or demonstrate the "abs and gun show" act her father is reputed to perform, citing that "we're already on thin ice with the [ratings board] as it is", despite her ensemble being, as Kokonoe so eloquently said in another skit, "one strong breeze or sudden cough away from a massive wardrobe malfunction". Also, Ragna (reduced to baby talk for that gag reel) aborts Makoto's near F-bomb, despite him having a much filthier mouth on every other occasion.
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    • In Blaz Blue Chrono Phantasma, Bullet's line after defeating Makoto:
      "Doesn't it bother you that people can see... everything?"
    • In Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, Ragna is incredulous that Ruby and Yang are sisters (well, they are in fact half-sisters) because they look so different. This is hilarious considering, without even going into their relationship, that he looks nothing like Jin.
  • Borderlands 2:
    • The game has plenty, much of it coming from Handsome Jack. For instance, he'll call you a child-killer for killing his daughter Angel at her request in spite of the fact he's been known to terrorize families himself. It's heavily implied he killed the children of one of his lackeys.
    • Another, somewhat more subtle one is in Opportunity — obviously Handsome Jack has been using the city very much as self-propoganda, depicting himself as the conqueror of Pandora, while also name-dropping Hyperion weapons. Amusingly, in the mission where you can get a 'history lesson' about Jack, the speaker glorifies Hyperion and claims Jack conquered it with Hyperion weapons, suggesting them to be the best that could be had...when he's clearly shown in every panel using Jakobs pistols, a gun type which does much more damage than almost anything of the same size that Hyperion could manufacture. A couple of his statues in Opportunity also has him carrying an exceptionally powerful and extremely distinctive unique Jakobs sniper rifle.
    • More Handsome Jack, again — given how much he hates swearing from others (considering it 'verbal pollution' and worthy of a death sentence in opportunity), he's quite the pottymouth, ranging from childishly immature to just plain angry cussing. Getting him mad is half the fun at some points.
    • One not from Handsome Jack: occasionally, you will run across midget versions of Nomads. Nomads hate midgets (using them as literal Bulletproof Human Shields by strapping them to their riot shields) and using pejoratives like "midget lover." In spite of this, you will hear the midget nomads shout things like "You're worse than the midgets!" What makes this especially hilarious is that normal nomads have incredibly deep, Fat Albert-esque voices, while midgets have squeaky, high-pitched voices... and midget nomads have the high pitched voices with the 'deep' timbre, which just becomes hilarious.
  • Bully:
    • Give Gary a Groin Attack, and he'll claim "You can't do that!". Early on, Gary does the same thing to Pete when he accuses him of lying.
    • Seth, one of the prefects, constantly tells the students not to be "evildoers". You'll often hear him say casually in public that he abuses his authority just to beat people up.
  • Control: The protagonist, Director Jesse Faden, despises being called Director or Faden, and prefers just to be referred to by her first name, Jesse. She repeatedly asks various high ranking staff members to do this, with mixed success. Eventually, towards the end of the game, she runs into Fred Langston, who runs the Panopticon. He asks her to call him Fred, but she calls him Langston instead.
  • In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, at the start of the second trial, the cast discusses "Twilight Syndrome," a game within a game that includes characters based off of the students. Tsumiki's quite upset to find herself in the game with a character that greatly resembles her, calling it an invasion of privacy, but Saionji mocks her for it, saying that "An ugly pig trash girl like you has no right to privacy in the first place!" By saying that, Saionji reminds Nanami of a girl in there who said the same thing to Tsumiki's character, and once Saionji's character is identified, she complains that the creator of the game is "taking way too much creative liberty!"
  • Miu Iruma from Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is fond of Virgin-Shaming her classmates on a regular basis, but when she gets virgin-shamed herself, she gets defensive. This implies that Miu is a virgin herself and her openness about her kinks and perversions is, at least in part, an attempt to conceal that fact.
    • In the Ultimate Talent Development Plan bonus mode Miu trades insults with Toko Fukawa, calling her at one point a doormat. Toko protests and then starts gushing about being a doormat for "Master Byakuya", leading Miu to meekly tell her to keep her weird fantasies to herself. Toko calls her out on it by claiming that Miu gets turned on by even weirder fantasies.
    • When Miu, Kaede Akamatsu, and Shuichi Saihara first meet, Miu accuses Shuichi of being a pervert, saying that "everyone knows that only pervs wear hats". This is incredibly laughable because Miu is not wearing a hat, and yet she herself is a massive pervert!
  • Double Homework: When the protagonist asks how Lauren found actual food hidden behind large quantities of cocaine, Lauren replies, "Morgan used her nose". However, Lauren had a deal with Henry that he would deal her some drugs for the yacht party. In fact, she uses more illegal drugs than any other character in the story.
  • BioWare put another hypocritical gem in Dragon Age II: Anders, who is fanatically devoted to freedom for mages, says of the Qunari: "Qunari give me the creeps. How could anyone be that fanatically devoted to an abstract ideal?"
    • If s/he goes to the Chantry alone in Following the Qun, Snarky!Hawke will give an absolutely insane monologue after s/he leaves, ending with one of these.
      Hawke: Is that guy looking at me? Lot of illness in this city. What’s he looking at? Loony. Yeah, that’s it, keep walking. Can’t trust anyone. Could be lyrium addled, fade-crazed... Still, got to have some control. What kind of damage sends these daft freaks out in the streets? Talking to them... selves. Ahem.
  • In Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires, if you manage to continually defeat Dong Zhuo without capturing or killing him, he will eventually say this line if you encounter him one more time:
    Dong Zhuo: You are a villain that must be eliminated! I will be the person to do it!
    • Comically ironic, given that he is a major villain himself.
  • Mother Superior Ignatz in Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes complains that children don't live by the same virtues she does, superiority, strength, and self-control, and indicates three banners on the wall that indicate them. Lilli tries to point out that the 'Self control' banner is missing, which sets of Ignatz's Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • In Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force, in the Evil Goddess timeline, there's a subevent called "You Really Can't Talk" in which Eryn and Fang discuss what they've just learned about some Dorfa executives being imprisoned.
    Fang: Man, what kind of idiot gets himself caught and tossed into some creepy camp? Couple of dumbasses...
    Eryn: I happen to know a certain someone who got himself caught and tossed into jail for stealing bread.
    Fang: Wow, there's all kinds of morons out there, I guess. I'd love to see what a doofus like that looks like.
    Eryn: Let's see, I think I had a mirror around here somewhere...
  • Fate/Grand Order:
    • Okita Souji is utterly shocked when she meets Miyamoto Musashi and discovers Musashi is a woman, even though Okita is also a woman who was thought to be a man. Likewise, Musashi complains about the Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto no Yoshitsune) of this world because what should be handsome samurai are turned into cute girls despite the female Musashi coming from another universe into a universe where its Musashi is male.
    • In "Chaldea Heat Odyssey", Scathach asks the Backspear Boys (various incarnations of Cu Chulainn and Diarmuid) if they would like to stop fighting off boars and come over with the girls to have some beachtime fun. They tell her they'll be fine away from the action, especially since they're already wearing outfits that leave little to the imagination — to a woman whose normal skintight clothes already leave little to the imagination as is.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • In Dissidia Final Fantasy, Kefka dismisses Sephiroth as "just another sadist with a god complex. Like THAT's anything special!" Being the game's Meta Guy and a Troll on top of that, this line is arguably a much more apt description of Kefka himself.
    • Also in Dissidia, Quistis is the in-game tutor for equippable items, and stresses its importance. When you realise that her origin game doesn't make use of equipment outside of weapon upgrades...
  • Keaton of Fire Emblem Fates is a very prideful Wolfskin, and one of the lines he can say after killing an enemy in battle is "Where's my praise?!" But if an adjacent ally supporting him kills the enemy instead, he sometimes mutters "Glory hound..."
    • In the "Anna on the Run" DLC map, the titular character — who has been established to be just one of many sisters with the same name and face — is confronted by a gang of wannabe pirates composed of about a dozen identical brothers. She says it's unsettling how much they all look alike. Not that she's one to talk.
    • Selena engages in this a few times. One example is her calling Kaze suspicious because he's got his arms crossed all the time... only for him to point out that she does that, too. Then, in her Revelation supports with Setsuna, Selena complains about her being a wasteful shopper, despite the fact that Selena is infamous for spending a lot of money herself.
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones features L'Arachel and Ephraim's support conversations. In one of them, she offers to heal his scars, so Ephraim takes off his shoulder armor so L'Arachel can get to work. She promptly freaks out at the sight of his bare skin, despite the fact that her own shoulders are constantly bare. Ephraim is left completely baffled when she runs off on him.
  • Friday Night Funkin' HD: Mommy Dearest mocks Boyfriend for having a stupid name... before proudly stating her own, as well as Girlfriend's name.
  • Grand Theft Auto V has an ad for Pißwasser beer that goes on a full triade lashing out at immigrants and playing all American patriotic tropes. Then at the end, the ad proudly announces that the beer is brewed in Germany ... and for export only.
  • This exchange from Grim Fandango, during Glottis's introduction:
    Glottis: It's not just a job, it's what I was created to do! If I get any farther away from a car than this, I'll get sick and die! It's like I'm not happy unless I'm breathing in the thick, black, nauseating fumes!
    Manny: (takes a very long drag of his cigarette) I can't imagine...
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle:
    Giorno: My hair obviously puts yours to shame!
  • In Katawa Shoujo, there are a few examples.
    • Kenji says "as expected of blind people" in reference to Lilly. Hisao then asks if it includes Kenji, and Kenji points out that he's only legally blind.
    • An exchange with Misha and Shizune's father, Jigoro.
      Jigoro: And another thing, you do not have to be so loud. I do not like being shouted at.
      Misha: What? Shouting~? I'm not shouting~!
      Hisao briefly notes how hypocritical Jigoro is being
      Misha: Ow~! My ears hurt~!
    • Jigoro also scolds Hisao for making assumptions about him, yet he constantly makes assumptions of Hisao being, for instance, a glue-huffing delinquent.
    • In Act 1, Shizune scolds Rin for sleeping on the tables of the art room. In Shizune's route, she and Hisao have sex in the Student Council room.
  • Kingdom of Loathing example: In the "South of the Border" zone, one of the encounters is a cock-fight. You can bet on the favorite, bet on the other one, or walk away. If you choose to walk away, you get this text:
    This flagrant display of cruelty to living creatures disgusts you. You decide to head back to the Icy Peak and eviscerate some more Yetis.
  • Mai Shiranui eventually started to incorporate this a lot in her spinoff appearances like The King of Fighters and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
    • She sometimes comments negatively on other female characters' choice of revealing outfits, as well on Joe (and Hwa Jai) for wearing only boxers. When she is criticized for (or reminded of) her extremely Stripperiffic outfit, she says that her case is different as hers is "traditional garb passed down from [her] ancestors!"; however, the fact that she is ocassionally seen wearing something very revealing outside of the ring doesn't help her case.
    • Related to her Highly Visible Ninja status, she has this quote against Hanzo and Fuuma:
      "You pseudo-ninja! A true ninja's a shadow, stoic and... Uh, well, bite my tongue!"
    • Andy Bogard also had one in KOF '96:
      "In fighting, concentration is... uh... hmmm... gee, I forgot."
    • In SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, when challenging Athena, one of the True Final Bosses, Mai's first reaction is to complain about Athena's bikini-like outfit. Athena calls out Mai on it.
  • Knights of the Old Republic:
    • When you're captured, you can lie and say you don't care about Carth/Bastila during a torture session but the torturer will claim it is an obvious farce because you traveled half way across the galaxy with them. Considering he was the mentor of one of the people he is torturing...
    • If you keep Bastila and Mission in your party long enough for a cut-scene, Mission will ask Bastila if she's ever used the Force to, say, trip up someone who was annoying her. Bastila is appalled, claiming the Jedi do not stoop so low. When Mission keeps pushing, she suddenly gets swept off her feet by a Force push.
    • Canderous would like to politely inform you that you are weak for using combat stims. Why sure you can have some from his effectively unlimited personal stash.
    • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has a meta-example from its own endgame, where Darth Sion claims that you will not erode his will right before you get an announcement saying that you've done just that.
      Sion: You... seek to erode my will. You will not succeed.
      [You have eroded Sion's will, reducing his Will saves, Constitution, and Wisdom.]
  • Lollipop Chainsaw: Juliet Starling has no problem killing zombies, but when Nick tells her that he once dissected a frog, she expresses disgust. Nick then remarks, "That's gross?"
  • At the end of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the Zeekeeper's message is that you shouldn't put your trust in material objects. And also that COINS RULE!
  • In early Mario Party games, Boo Spaces let you pay Coins to take other people's Coins or Stars. In the Goomba's Greedy Gala board in Mario Party 4, after a successful attack Goomba says "See you later! And remember, kids, stealing is wrong!"
  • Mass Effect:
    • This hilarious conversation from Mass Effect 2, between two random krogan:
      Krogan 1: C-Sec won't let you into the Presidium?
      Krogan 2: No, they say I'm a "risk."
      Krogan 1: They say that about all krogan.
      Krogan 2: Damn turians. We should kill them all.
    • "You humans are all racist!"
    • From the Normandy's engineers:
      Ken: We can't complain. I just wish it didn't take so long to recalibrate the FBA couplings.
      Gabby: Kenneth, you're complaining.
    • A bit later:
      Ken: I won't bore you with the tech, but there's an array of attenuators built into the ship's primary backup systems -
      Gabby: Kenneth, you're boring the Commander with tech.
    • In Mass Effect 3, if male Shepard cheated on Ashley with Miranda in Mass Effect 2 she has this comment after she herself switches to a rather similar outfit in 3:
      Ashley: I wear armor into battle, not swimwear!
    • In Mass Effect 3 DLC The Citadel, during the party you can overhear the ships brain trust have an "element recital"-showdown while two of the soldiers watch.
      Tali: 67: holmium. Very reactive, very magnetic!
      Garrus: You know, turian parties don't usually end with someone reciting the elements.
      Traynor: 68: erbium. Atomic weight: 167 and change!
      Tali: Right, my turn. 69....
      Jack: In your dreams!
      Tali: What? I don't get it.
      Traynor: I'll explain later.
      Garrus: It's thulium in case anyone's still interested. Turians have trace amounts of it in our skin. Helps protect from solar radiation.
      Tali: Neeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrd!
    • Another example from Citadel involving Tali. During the scene where she ropes Shepard into watching one of her favorite childhood movies (a love story between a turian and a quarian), there's a dialogue option to lightly mock her for her alien fetish. Considering this option is only available if Shepard is in a relationship with her to begin with, and they've slept together several times at that point... yeah. This doesn't escape Tali's notice.
      Shepard: I guess you've always had a thing for exotic alien men.
      Tali: I don't hear you complaining.
    • From Mass Effect: Andromeda, there's Cassandra Verner. She claims her brother Conrad is nuts (well, in fairness...), so nuts she had to leave the galaxy just to get away from him. And then it turns out Cass is an even bigger loony than Conrad could ever be. (Her grand plan — become like / tight with criminal overlord Sloane Kelly, then phone up Conrad, who we remind you has been dead for six hundred years due to the travel time between galaxies, and brag at him.)
      Cassandra: I'm gonna be all, "see, idiot. You're not the only one who hangs out with famous people!"
    • Another example from Andromeda has a recording of Liara explaining how a person cannot allow their preconceptions to colour their thinking. She then proceeds to give a description of the Protheans which is nothing but her biased preconceptions of them as a clearly wise, benevolent, enlightened race. Which they weren't. At all. As anyone who played Mass Effect 3 will know all too well.
  • In Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Snake can go on a beach date with either Paz or Miller. During the date, Snake can make his dates take a nap and crawl over them. When Snake does this to Paz, all his teammates on the radio give him a What the Hell, Hero? speech since Paz is a teenage girl with the most vocal being his female teammates. Yet when Snake does the same thing with Miller, his female teammates are very ecstatic and don't mind what he's doing.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 2, Revolver Ocelot had the balls to accuse Fortune of being a Large Ham. If you'll remember how he was throughout the entire series...
  • Monkey Island: The almost only guy who calls out Guybrush Threepwood's name for being stupid turns out to be called Mancomb Seepgood.
  • There's this little gem from Mother 3:
    Signpost: Preserve our beautiful scenery! Please refrain from posting signs.
  • Oddworld: An unintentional example comes from Munch's Oddyssy, part of a series where corporations are the ultimate, world-destroying evil... except for delicious, life-restoring Sobe! OWI said in the manual that they did a thorough investigation of Sobe's history of human rights and such before "proudly" advertising for them in-game.
  • In the Lady Land level in Overlord: Raising Hell Gnarl makes a comment about how ladies should Stay in the Kitchen only to follow it up with an Is This Thing Still On? moment revealing that while you're out being evil he is apparently making tea and biscuits for your mistress.
  • One "trouble" in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is listening to Mayor Kroop ramble on. He complains about the younger generations as he does so, specifically their short tempers ("Makes me want to smack 'em!") and impatience ("BE MORE PATIENT! RIGHT NOW!")
  • Persona 5: The battle against Shadow Kaneshiro has him rolling out a Humongous Mecha in the shape of a piggy bank. When called out for its design, he immediately refutes by stating it isn't a pig, but a personal defense robot called "PiggyTron".
  • Pikmin:
    • Pikmin 2:
      • One of the treasures is a rubber duck's head called the "Paradoxical Enigma", and Olimar writes about it as if it were a mind-opening work of art. Later in the game, you find a full version of the same rubber duck: it's called the "Rubber Ugly", and Olimar can't believe how ugly it is.
      • Olimar notes that only an idiot of a captain will allow a Bumbling Snitchbug to catch them. Despite this, Olimar can be caught by them as many times as you like (or don't like).
    • Pikmin 3:
      • After defeating the Sandbelching Meerslug, Charlie calls the creature gluttonous, and says that he's glad Koppaites aren't gluttons like it was. Of course, it was their appetites than led them to despoil their planet and send him to PNF-404 in the first place.
      • Brittany chastises Louie because he always talks about food. However, of all the Koppaites, she's the one who talks about food the most.
  • Pokémon:
    • In the RPGs, Red, Blue, Yellow, Leaf Green and Fire Red, there are SNESs situated beside TVs in the Celadon Department Store. When you examine one of them the text reads "An RPG! There's no time for that!"
    • Johto Gym Leader Whitney cries like a baby when she loses a battle and then calls the player a child.
      Whitney: Sob... ...Waaaaaaah! You're mean! You shouldn't be so serious! child, you! Waaaaah! Waaaaah! Snivel, hic...You meanie!
    • Near the end of Pokémon Black and White, a Team Plasma scientist found in N's castle claims that Team Rocket and Team Galactic failed because they brought too much attention to themselves... despite the fact that Team Plasma are seen multiple times in the game promoting themselves. To make it even more hypocritical, said scientist is found in a castle that just rose from the ground behind the Pokémon League.
    • Alola Island Kahuna Olivia tells Kukui that he's gonna scare off strangers with no shirt that goes with his lab coat...even though she doesn't wear much clothing herself.
      Olivia: Still haven't managed to find a shirt that goes with your lab coat, hmm, Kukui? I've told you you're gonna scare off strangers looking like that...
  • Your opponents in Poker Night at the Inventory and its sequel will often make fun of you for checking, and then immediately do so, themselves.
  • In the Portal series, GLaDOS often tells you that you're adopted and fat. Once Wheatley performs his Face–Heel Turn in the second game, he says the same thing, but GLaDOS responds with this:
    GLaDOS: And?
    Wheatley: What?
    GLaDOS: What, exactly, is wrong with being adopted?
    Wheatley: W-what's wrong with being adopted? Ummm... lack of parents—
    GLaDOS: [Whispering] For the record, you are adopted, and that's terrible. Just work with me. [Normal voice] Also, look at her, you moron, she's not fat.
    • When you reunite with GLaDOS she calls you a monster for killing her, even though she's the same silicon sadist who tried to kill YOU — unprovoked, at that — in the first game.
    • Blaperture!Cave Johnson in the Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC chews out Black Mesa employees for risking the destruction of the world through their hazardous materials research. The very similar Cave Johnson employing you, well:
      Cave: We're gonna use a code word. If I say chariots, it means you're listening to me. Otherwise, it's an imposter Cave. I want you to know, you have a license to kill on this one. What? Greg says that might destroy the entire multiverse. Point is, use your own judgement. License-to-kill.
  • Quite common in the Postal series. For instance, in Postal 2, the first hate group you come across is "Parents for Decency", a group of parents who are opposed to violent video games. They attempt to stop the creation of such games by storming the Running With Scissors offices with guns, after that point they will open fire on the player without provocation, and much later in the game you can find a group of them playing arcade games in the mall.
    • Another group, "Parents Against Graffiti", is not seen in the game except for, you guessed it, a graffiti tag identifying them.
    • At one point, a priest gets dialogue during a cutscene that is instantly, hilariously hypocritical, mostly because it's spoken with a straight face and a shotgun in hand.
  • A cute example of this trope can be found in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. Both Layton's apprentice Luke and his adopted daughter Flora strongly dislike being away from him; Luke feels it's his duty to always watch Layton's back, while Flora has separation anxiety. At one point in the game, Layton disappears for a brief period.
    Luke: I hope we find the Professor soon...
    Flora: Poor thing! You're just lost without him, aren't you, Luke?
    Luke: You're a fine one to talk!
  • Red Dead Redemption II:
    • After Jack Marston is kidnapped, a furious John is seething in anger and Dutch van der Linde tells him to calm down. Not even 10 seconds later...
    • During Micah Bell's rampage in Strawberry, he breaks into an old friends house and kills him and calls him a fat sack of crap afterwards. Later in Guarma, we learn that Micah is actually fat himself too.
      • If you went for the money with High Honor, Arthur will slash one of Micah's eyes off and Micah will still call John Scarface, which John throws back at him.
    • Arthur playfully likes to pester John about his scars, ignoring that he himself has a scar between his lower lip and jaw.
  • Resident Evil 4: Saddler mentions that "the American prevailing" is a cliché that only happens in movies. He then says that he is going to awaken Leon from his "world of clichés", before turning into a giant monster with obvious weak points.
  • Edge from Rival Schools claims that in order to develop the kind of speed he possesses, it is necessary to run 10km every morning. However, he admits that he himself does not practice running at all.
  • After escaping the 50's simulation in Saints Row IV, The Boss complains to Kinzie that the clothes they are wearing are horrible. Much later, after saving Kinzie from the same simulation, The Boss makes fun about the clothes that Kinzie was wearing in this simulation. It is especially hypocritical if you play a female Boss, because in her version of the 50's simulation, she is herself wearing a Palette Swap of the poodle skirt.
  • In The Simpsons: Hit & Run:
    Comic Book Guy: Videogames, what a waste of money. Now to go online and bid $1,000 on Itchy & Scratchy corn-cob holders! A terrific, terrific expense.
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth:
    Michael: We don't hang with conformists, go get the stuff to look like we do.
  • When Captain Diabetes shows off his costume on Coonstagram in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Super Craig comments that "people are gonna figure out [his] secret identity". This coming from the guy whose superhero alias is his real first name with "Super" added, and whose "costume" is just his regular clothes with an "S" on a piece of paper taped to his chest.
  • In Spirit Hunter: NG, when Akira asks Officer Ooe to keep him updated on the Momoi Department fire, she responds that she's not allowed to divulge investigation details to civilians. He immediately calls her out on how many rules she's already broken, and she cheerfully concedes the point.
  • In the North American translation of Splatoon some of the dialogue for Camp Triggerfish invokes this. Considering how sarcastic Marie is it's obviously an intentional joke.
    Callie: Apparently they've rebuilt this place a ton of times.
    Marie: Ugh... Indecisive people annoy me... I think.
    • Likewise, inSplatoon 2, Pearl (who's the older of the two) yells at Marina for still going Trick-or-Treating at age eighteen, when just before she mentioned wanting to TP Sheldon's house.
  • In Stellaris, you have a tutorial AI, which, with some DLC, gains Ethic-specific voice options. This includes Spiritual empires, which despise AI research.
    Spiritualist VIR: Thinking machines are an affront to nature. These profane constructs must never be allowed to... ohhh, wait...
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl:
    • On the website, Sakurai posted how he would not post shots of female characters' underpants. Then on the Japanese screenshots list, there's a picture of Peach's dress falling over her head, her panties in clear view. (that was probably the localizer talking, but it's still funny). The panty shot wasn't the focus of the image — it was Peach slipping on Diddy's banana peel along with his eye-rolling reaction — but still enough of an example to count.
    • Snake's codec messages gives a lot of info when used.
      Otacon: That blade in his hand is called the Master Sword, also known as the "Blade of Evil's Bane". He also has a whole arsenal of items at his disposal— bombs and arrows, a shield, a boomerang and a Clawshot. He's a force to be reckoned with.
      Snake: Gear is only useful when it is used at the right time and place. Just lugging a ton of it around doesn't do you any good.
      Otacon: .... I... uh... I wouldn't be talking if I were you, Snake.
      Snake: What's that supposed to mean?
      Otacon: You tell me, Mr. Utility Belt.
      Snake: [grumbles]
    • This bit:
      Snake: Colonel, there's a guy in here who looks like a wolf.
      Col. Campbell: You mean the fighter named Wolf.
      Snake: "Wolf". Real imaginative name...
    • Palutena's Guidance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has this about Chrom not being in the roster.
      Viridi: [to Chrom] No point in having characters that are carbon copies. Am I right?
      • The hypocrisy comes in when you realize that there are characters who are almost-exact clones of the other fighters, including Chrom's daughter, Lucina, as well as Viridi's own champion, Dark Pit.
  • In Tales of Berseria, one NPC conversation involves a man who wonders how anyone could possibly eat pengyons given that they're so cute, then talks in the same breath about the feast of rappig he's going to have, rappigs being cute pigs with rabbit ears.
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: "I guess even kids can become heroes in Japan. That must be one crazy country." Well, then, Frank, how about your own country?
  • Team Fortress 2': The Medic has an unlockable weapon called the Solemn Vow. It's a bust of Hippocrates which you beat people to death with (with "Do No Harm" labelled on it, no less).
  • In Tomodachi Life, late at night one of your awake Miis may tell you to go to sleep... then insist that they are not a hypocrite.
  • In Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Megatron demolishes one of Starscream's monuments to himself, citing it as an example of fruitlessly wasting Energon. All the while other Decepticons tear down more of Starscream's statues. Not mere seconds later, an even bigger statue of Megatron is flown in and set down smack dab in the middle of the courtyard where the scene takes place. Given the game's rather G1-esque spirit, this is almost certainly deliberate.
  • In Ultima VI, you have to determine who is the most humble person in New Magincia (which has humility as its Hat) in order to receive the Rune of Humility. Practically everyone will boast about their humility and list the luxuries they've given up and the lowly and humble tasks they've taken up, to prove how exceptionally humble they are. The one exception is the fisherman, who doesn't care about it but is fairly sure he's not particularly humble. You can probably work out the rest.
  • In Wario Land 4, Wario looks extremely disgusted when the princess that kisses him looks like a female version of him in the game's "second" worst ending. Without his mustache, he would easily look just as ugly as she does.
  • The Wolf Among Us has Bigby glancing at a soda machine in a strip club. His response:
    Bigby: Ugh. Those'll kill ya. [smokes a cigarette]
    • Bigby though, smokes to dull his powerful senses that would otherwise get overwhelmed by the many smells and sounds the city has — while still funny, that'd probably be a bit of A Fate Worse Than Death for him to go through.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum, if you're winning the duel with Bandit Keith, he'll accuse you of cheating despite being a notorious cheater himself.