Follow TV Tropes

Discussion Main / AccidentalTruth

Go To

Jan 23rd 2016 at 5:00:17 AM •••

I wonder if this trope could be expanded to include a character's wild guess as well.

Jul 29th 2012 at 3:16:26 PM •••

This trope does not applies for Brave New World/Aldous Huxley (real life example), in my opinion. For two reasons: 1. He wasn't lying; he was using it as a plot device, to justify why lower classes got retarded. Using alcohol would have far more impact than using another less common substance, since drinking alcohol was [and still is] the social norm for most civilizations; 2. His choice could be based in real Biology knowledge, some kind of guesstimate: "well, I need to put some substance in the novel, I'll pick the one I think it's more probable of doing fetus brain damage". Huxley wanted to be a Biologist, the blindness stopped him from being one. Should we maintain like it is, delete the example or add some kind of note?

Type the word in the image. This goes away if you get known.
If you can't read this one, hit reload for the page.
The next one might be easier to see.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: