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"Wonderful. I have great respect for those who brew wonderful coffee. So much so, I'd like to steal you for my own business. There's just one small problem... The despicable lie you're telling."
― Saigiku Jono (Bungo Stray Dogs)
"Contract...I am thou, thou art I...The forbidden wisdom has been released. No mysteries...no illusions shall deceive you any more"
― Necronomicon (Persona 5)
"This taste...Is the taste of liar!! Giorno Giovanna!!"
― Bruno Bucciarati (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
― George Bernard Shaw

The power to detect lies. Not to be confused with Telepathy or Truth Inducement. Opposite to Truth Detection.

Also Called

  • Intuitive Polygraphy
  • Lie Sensing
  • Mendacity Detection

Capabilities

Users can sense when they are lied to by various means. Unlike regular humans who can also discern when they are lied to with limited accuracy and consistency, the user can detect any and all lies being told at any moment, even if the one spewing lies is doing so through supernatural or abnormal means.

Associations

Limitations

  • Divided Mind would allow a user to defeat this technique, by only allowing one personality to know.
  • May not work on users of Indomitable Will.
  • Power can be subconsciously blocked when around someone the person trusts. Say a best friend or a family member.
  • Versions based on emotions are useless against Apathy and Soullessness.
  • May not differentiate between a white lie or a secret.
  • Versions based on pulse difference may not be able to differentiate lies if subject/targets have no pulse difference.
    • Pacemakers just beat at one pace.
    • Those who are skilled can control their heartbeat or emotions.
  • May not work against brainwashed targets.
  • May not be able to sense the reason behind the lie.
  • May be based on what the target believes to be true.
  • May only be able to sense lies, not half-truths or omissions.

Known Users

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Rhya (Black Clover)
  • Saigiku Jono (Bungo Stray Dogs); via his superhuman senses.
  • Ranpo Edogawa (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Ryuji Maesaka (Darwin's Game)
  • Yuri Dreyar (Fairy Tail Zero); via Judgment Field
  • Inspector (Goblin Slayer); via Sense Lie
  • Melody/Senritsu (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Telence T. D'arby (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Atum
  • Tamami Kobayashi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamonds are Unbreakable); via The Lock
  • Bruno Buccellati (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via licking someone's sweat
  • Anna Kushina (K Series)
  • Various Characters (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Alien Mermaids (Level E); but kills the person when detected a lie
  • Shichirou Balam (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun)
  • Shin Nemoto (My Hero Academia); via his Quirk.
  • Karin (Naruto); via Chakra Sensing
  • Nagato/Pain (Naruto); via Jigokudo/Naraka Path
  • Sora (No Game No Life)
  • Various Characters (Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint)
    • Kim Dokja
    • Yoo Joonghyuk
    • Han Sooyoung
  • Viola (One Piece)
  • Crusch Karsten (Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~)
  • Galand (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Asmodeus (Seven Mortal Sins)
  • Holo (Spice and Wolf)
  • Zebra (Toriko)
  • Makoto Tsukauchi (Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals)
  • Yuma Kuga (World Trigger)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra)
  • Aiwei (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Baymax (Big Hero 6: The Series)
  • Diana/Wonder Woman (DC Comics); via Lasso of Truth
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Experiment 032 "Fibber" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
  • Luna Maximoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Girl (Marvel Comics/MC2)
  • Rachel Summer (Marvel Comics)
  • Verity Willis (Marvel Comics)
  • James Logan Howlett/Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Marvel Comics)
  • David Alleyne/Prodigy (Marvel Comics)
  • Akihiro/Daken (Marvel Comics)
  • Trevor Hawkins/Eye-Boy (Marvel Comics)
  • Sunset Shimmer (My Little Pony series)
  • Erotica Jones/Stripperella (Stripperella)
  • April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV Series)

Literature

  • Toto (Gone)
  • Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
  • Voldemort/Tom Riddle (Harry Potter)
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark); via Enhanced Hearing as vampires or Empathy as faes
    • Kylie Galen
  • Vampires (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark); via Enhanced Hearing
    • Della Tsang
    • Burnett James
    • Chase Tallman
  • Faes (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark); via Empathy
    • Derek Lakes
    • Holiday Brandon
  • Maggie (Twilight Saga)
  • Charles (Twilight Saga)
  • Bene Gesserit Truthsayers (Dune Series)

Live Television/Movies

  • Cognitive Interpreter (Alphas)
  • Rachel Pirzad (Alphas); via Enhanced Senses
  • Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad); as Bullshit Man
  • Empaths (Charmed)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed); via Empathy
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Sue Landers (Heroes)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Hyde (Jekyll); via Enhanced Hearing and Smell
  • Kyle (Kyle XY)
  • Jessi (Kyle XY)
  • Confessors (Legend of the Seeker)
    • Kahlan Amnell
  • Call Lightman (Lie to Me)
  • Vitto Montesino (Los Unicos)
  • Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time); not reliable when emotional
  • Geordi LaForge (Star Trek)
  • Veritas (Supernatural)
  • Clement MacDonald (Torchwood: Children of Earth); via his Supersmelling
  • CJ Ward (Tower Prep)
  • Werewolves (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Rebekah Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Elijah Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Steve Jinks (Warehouse 13)

Video Games

  • Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney series); via Magatama
  • Apollo Justice (Ace Attorney series); via Justice Bracelet
  • Kokichi Ouma (Danganronpa V3)
  • Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
  • Soul Dowser (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Animation/Series/Original

  • Robyn Hill (RWBY)
  • Vitor Santos (Metaforando)

Known Objects

  • Kanohi Rode, the Mask of Truth (Bionicle)
  • Lasso of Truth (DC Comics)
  • Judgement Field (Fairy Tail Zero)
  • Shining Lie Detector (Nanana's Buried Treasure)
  • Box of Truth (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)

Gallery

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Cartoons/Comics

Live Television/Movies

Video Games

Web Animation/Original

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