History Foreshadowing / VideoGames

24th Mar '17 8:03:48 PM MsZephy7
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'', Yuga drops a few comments about "Her Grace", even making a comparison to Princess Zelda. [[spoiler: He is actually working with Princess Hilda]].
*** At certain points within the game, Gulley will go missing and his mother is trying to find him and when you try to summon Irene, only her broom would come without Irene riding it. [[spoiler: This foreshadows that both are actually part of the Seven Sages and thus, have been turned into a painting by Yuga.]]
16th Mar '17 7:42:42 AM 1810072342
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* ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'': Emerl's quote ''"Show [[spoiler:me your]] power. Or I sh[[spoiler: ]]all [[spoiler:not]] ob[[spoiler: ]]ey.[[spoiler: I represent all things, and]] sha[[spoiler: ]]ll [[spoiler:become Gizoid, the ]]conqu[[spoiler:ere]]r [[spoiler:of ]]all..."''

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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''VideoGame/SonicBattle'': Emerl's quote ''"Show [[spoiler:me your]] power. Or I sh[[spoiler: ]]all [[spoiler:not]] ob[[spoiler: ]]ey.[[spoiler: I represent all things, and]] sha[[spoiler: ]]ll [[spoiler:become Gizoid, the ]]conqu[[spoiler:ere]]r [[spoiler:of ]]all..."''"''
** The Hang Castle stage of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' involves gravity-flipping as its main mechanic. At one point, a prominent feature in the background is giant statue of Dr. Eggman. Flipped upside down, the statue becomes [[spoiler: Metal Sonic, who has captured and is impersonating Eggman for most of the story]].
14th Mar '17 8:05:56 AM Gosicrystal
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** Von Karma mentions that there are some people who are above the law. Initially the reader assumes that he's referring to [[CallForward himself, and his crime of killing Edgeworth's father later on in the timeline]]. However, in the next case, Edgeworth faces off against a criminal that has diplomatic immunity, making him [[DiplomaticImpunity "above the law"]].
** In case five, the 'shadow of the Yatagarasu' is formed by [[spoiler:more than one statue]]. This foreshadows the fact that the real Yatagarasu [[spoiler:is more than one person]].

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** Von Manfred von Karma mentions in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' that there are some people who are above the law. Initially the reader assumes that he's referring to [[CallForward himself, and his crime of killing Edgeworth's father later on in the timeline]]. However, in the next case, Edgeworth faces off against a criminal that has diplomatic immunity, making him [[DiplomaticImpunity "above the law"]].
** In case five, five of ''Investigations'', the 'shadow of the Yatagarasu' is formed by [[spoiler:more than one statue]]. This foreshadows the fact that the real Yatagarasu [[spoiler:is more than one person]].



*** For that matter, when Junpei's kidnapping is described, the phrase "Huh. Did I leave that open?" appears in the narration on the bottom screen in regards to the open window in Junpei's apartment, suggesting that Junpei left the window open and Zero got in through that window. [[spoiler:Not until you reach the true ending, however, will you ever see a first-person pronoun appear in the narration--at which point it's revealed that everything on the bottom screen is actually past-Akane, aka ''Zero''.]]

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*** For that matter, when ** When Junpei's kidnapping is described, the phrase "Huh. Did I leave that open?" appears in the narration on the bottom screen in regards to the open window in Junpei's apartment, suggesting that Junpei left the window open and Zero got in through that window. [[spoiler:Not until you reach the true ending, however, will you ever see a first-person pronoun appear in the narration--at which point it's revealed that everything on the bottom screen is actually past-Akane, aka ''Zero''.]]
14th Mar '17 7:50:54 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' has no end of hints leading to the ending, [[spoiler: when you find out the character you've been playing as is actually a cat]].
** The main one being that Sissel [[spoiler:can't read!]]
** Also, he's decidedly mean to rats and likes cramped dark places.
** There's more [[Foreshadowing/GhostTrick on its own page]].
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games have a lot of this, particularly ''Trials and Tribulations'' and the bonus case 'Rise from the Ashes' in the first game, which was created as part of an UpdatedRerelease with the writers knowing what was going to happen in later games, leading to lines foreshadowing ''Trials and Tribulations'' ("We certainly can't get a dead person to testify") and ''Apollo Justice'' (when Phoenix shows Lana his attorney's badge, her response is something along the lines of "The paint's flaking off. Give it three more years, then we'll see the real you." Three years later, between ''Trials and Tribulations'' and ''Apollo Justice'', Phoenix is disbarred. The last one is subtle because many characters make comments on the badge aging.

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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' has no end of hints leading to the ending, [[spoiler: when you find out the character you've been playing as is actually a cat]].
** The main one being that Sissel [[spoiler:can't read!]]
** Also, he's decidedly mean to rats and likes cramped dark places.
** There's more [[Foreshadowing/GhostTrick on its own page]].
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games have a lot of this, particularly this.
** In "Rise from the Ashes" in the first game, the line "We certainly can't get a dead person to testify" can be seen as an allusion to
''Trials and Tribulations'' and where the bonus final case 'Rise from the Ashes' in the first game, which was created as part of an UpdatedRerelease with the writers knowing what was going to happen in later games, leading to lines foreshadowing ''Trials and Tribulations'' ("We certainly can't get really involves a dead person to testify") and ''Apollo Justice'' (when testifying via spirit channeling.
** When
Phoenix shows Lana Skye his attorney's badge, her response is something along the lines of "The paint's flaking off. Give it three more years, then we'll see the real you." Three years later, between ''Trials and Tribulations'' and ''Apollo Justice'', Phoenix is disbarred. The last This one is subtle because many characters make comments on the badge aging.



** In 2-2 you meet more of the Fey clan, and just when you think the case is solved, the game drops a cliffhanger.
*** Sadly, you'll have to wait until the end of the third game to solve that case.
** Also in the second case of Trials and Tribulations, when talking about [[GentlemanThief Mask DeMasque]] Phoenix says that when you're famous there are always imitators. Pearl then says that if Phoenix works hard, someday he'll have his own imitators. The next case revolves around Furio Tigre impersonating Phoenix to cover a crime. Even further, the three cases that Phoenix handles during the game (2,3,5) all have a duplicate theme which is echoed slightly by alliteration in the subtitle (T & T) and parallel meanings of the words. [[spoiler:In case five, Dahlia acts as an imposter Iris.]]
** ''Investigations'' has an odd case of reverse-foreshadowing. [[spoiler: Specifically case four. It's a flashback to four years before the first game and six months before Edgeworth's first trial, and contains multiple references to future events. If you hadn't played the first few games you wouldn't get the meaning behind von Karma's comments (he killed Edgeworth's father), the fire extinguisher being used in a crime (later used to bash Phoenix on the head and give him temporary amnesia), or Edgeworth mentioning his badge won't stay shiny forever (his reputation will eventually be tarnished).]]
*** [[spoiler: A comment from Manfred von Karma is that case is actually both reverse-foreshadowing and ''genuine'' foreshadowing. von Karma mentions that there are some people who are above the law. Initially the reader assumes that he's referring to himself, and his crime of killing Edgeworth's father. However, in the next case, Edgeworth faces off against a criminal that has diplomatic immunity, making him [[DiplomaticImpunity "above the law"]].]]
** In case five, the 'shadow of the Yatagarasu' is formed by [[spoiler: more than one statue.]] This foreshadows the fact that the real Yatagarasu [[spoiler: is more than one person.]]
** Since we've already mentioned Rise from the Ashes, it's also worth noting a line from Gant, later in that trial, which may allude to Apollo Justice:
--> Gant: [[spoiler: Defense attorneys can forge evidence too, isn't that right, Wrighto?]]
** And again in the second case of the first game, Gumshoe remarks that the possibility of the victim writing the killer's name before death happens all the time. [[spoiler: All the time as in once per game, twice in the first game.]]
** Another example to do with Phoenix's disbarment comes in in the form of a reverse foreshadowing in ''ProfessorLaytonVSPhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. When Phoenix and Maya are being accused by vigilantes of having evidence in their pocket (which they do indeed have in their pocket), Maya remarks that they don't have it and adds "I even bet Nick's attorney's badge on it...!". Timeline placement puts these events between a week to a month before Phoenix's disbarment, although the game itself came out after ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''.
** An easy to miss example appears is in ''Turnabout Big Top'' when in the Ringmaster's Room. Examining the pictures at the top of the wall prompts a conversation about Phoenix having guilty clients. On a first play through, it's laughable, as the whole point of the game is saving your clients from false guilty verdicts. [[spoiler:aaaand then [[WhamEpisode Farewell My Turnabout ]] happens.]]

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** In 2-2 you meet more of the Fey clan, and just when you think the case is solved, the game drops a cliffhanger. \n*** Sadly, you'll have to wait until the end of the third game to solve that case.
** Also in In the second case of Trials ''Trials and Tribulations, Tribulations'', when talking about [[GentlemanThief Mask DeMasque]] DeMasque]], Phoenix says that when you're famous there are always imitators. Pearl then says that if Phoenix works hard, someday he'll have his own imitators. The next case revolves around Furio Tigre impersonating Phoenix to cover a crime. Even further, the three cases that Phoenix handles during the game (2,3,5) all have a duplicate theme which is echoed slightly by alliteration in the subtitle (T & T) and parallel meanings of the words. [[spoiler:In case five, Dahlia acts as an imposter Iris.]]
** ''Investigations'' has an odd case of reverse-foreshadowing. [[spoiler: Specifically case four. It's a flashback to four years before the first game and six months before Edgeworth's first trial, and contains multiple references to future events. If you hadn't played the first few games you wouldn't get the meaning behind von Karma's comments (he killed Edgeworth's father), the fire extinguisher being used in a crime (later used to bash Phoenix on the head and give him temporary amnesia), or Edgeworth mentioning his badge won't stay shiny forever (his reputation will eventually be tarnished).]]
*** [[spoiler: A comment from Manfred von Karma is that case is actually both reverse-foreshadowing and ''genuine'' foreshadowing. von
Von Karma mentions that there are some people who are above the law. Initially the reader assumes that he's referring to [[CallForward himself, and his crime of killing Edgeworth's father. father later on in the timeline]]. However, in the next case, Edgeworth faces off against a criminal that has diplomatic immunity, making him [[DiplomaticImpunity "above the law"]].]]
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** In case five, the 'shadow of the Yatagarasu' is formed by [[spoiler: more [[spoiler:more than one statue.]] statue]]. This foreshadows the fact that the real Yatagarasu [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is more than one person.]]
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** Since we've already mentioned Rise Damon Gant, late in the third trial of "Rise from the Ashes, it's also worth noting a line from Gant, later in that trial, which may allude Ashes", alludes to Apollo Justice:
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** And again in In the second case of the first game, Gumshoe remarks that the possibility of the victim writing the killer's name before death happens all the time. [[spoiler: All This is a topic of discussion later on in "Rise from the time as in once per game, twice in Ashes" when the first game.]]
** Another example to do with Phoenix's disbarment comes in in the form of a reverse foreshadowing in ''ProfessorLaytonVSPhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. When Phoenix and Maya are being accused by vigilantes of having evidence in their pocket (which they do indeed have in their pocket), Maya remarks
attorneys suspect that they don't have it and adds "I even bet Nick's attorney's badge Neil Marshall wrote his killer's name on it...!". Timeline placement puts these events between a week to a month before Phoenix's disbarment, although the game itself came out after ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''.
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** An easy to miss example appears is in ''Turnabout "Turnabout Big Top'' Top" when in the Ringmaster's Room. Examining the pictures at the top of the wall prompts a conversation about Phoenix having guilty clients. On a first play through, playthrough, it's laughable, as the whole point of the game is saving your clients from false guilty verdicts. [[spoiler:aaaand [[spoiler:Aaaand then [[WhamEpisode Farewell "Farewell My Turnabout ]] Turnabout"]] happens.]]



* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': On certain routes, the team finds [[spoiler:a bracelet with the number zero.]] Upon experimentation, they discover it [[spoiler:actually represents the number six, foreshadowing the fact that Zero is actually June.]]
** [[spoiler: What looks like a "0" on the bracelet is actually the letter "O", whose digital root is 6. This is also a hint about another letter that looks a lot like a number...]]
** There's foreshadowing all over the place; one particularly subtle bit is in a PantyShot gag of all things.

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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'':
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On certain routes, the team finds [[spoiler:a bracelet with the number zero.]] zero]]. Upon experimentation, they discover it [[spoiler:actually represents the number six, foreshadowing the fact that Zero is actually June.]]
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** There's foreshadowing all over In the place; one particularly subtle bit is in Engine room, Santa spots a PantyShot gag perfect staircase to watch a PantyShot. Instead of all things.asking June (who's right there) to go down them, he wishes Clover was there with them to do it. This make sense when you discover that Santa and June are siblings.



** In a bit of genius, during the safe ending [[spoiler:you end up with the password 14383421, according to an interview with the director, he chose that number because if you multiply it by nine you get 129450789...]]
** The detonators [[spoiler:not being real, except for the one in the ninth man, and possibly the one in Ace,]] is hinted at in a couple of places, specifically [[spoiler:when Junpei observes that one of the searches for the DEAD felt like a ''lot'' longer than 81 seconds.]]

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** In a bit of genius, during the safe ending [[spoiler:you end up with the password 14383421, according to an interview with the director, he chose that number because if you multiply it by nine you get 129450789...]]
129450789, the actual numbers of each character's bracelet in order]].
** The detonators [[spoiler:not being real, except for the one in the ninth man, and possibly the one in Ace,]] is hinted at in a couple of places, specifically [[spoiler:when Junpei observes that one of the searches for the DEAD felt like a ''lot'' longer than 81 seconds.]]seconds]].



** There's one hell of a piece of foreshadowing in the demo of the game on the ''999'' website. In the alternate demo, Junpei wakes up in the 3rd Class Cabin with Akane who helps him solve the puzzles in the room. [[spoiler: When Junpei first recognizes her, a track starts playing, called "Who Is Zero?", a blatant act of foreshadowing who the AntiVillain is.]]

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** There's one hell of a piece of foreshadowing in the demo of the game on the ''999'' website. In the alternate demo, Junpei wakes up in the 3rd Class Cabin with Akane who helps him solve the puzzles in the room. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Junpei first recognizes her, a track starts playing, called "Who Is Zero?", a blatant act of foreshadowing who the AntiVillain is.]]
12th Mar '17 6:44:57 PM NightShade96
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!!Games with their own pages
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* ''Foreshadowing/GhostTrick''
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28th Feb '17 5:30:18 PM SubjectFive
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* ''Videogame/Warhammer40k:SpaceMarine'' has a subtle and rather comical one when Captain Titus first finds Inquisitor Drogan, who has been working on a new kind of weapon. Drogan is attempting to retrieve the power source, but the voice-recognition of his computer does not recognize him as Drogan, which leads to his tone growing ever-more frustrated. [[spoiler: It turns out the real Drogan is dead and a daemon had possessed his body before he met Titus. The Imperium certainly got their money's worth on that security software.]]
28th Feb '17 6:57:19 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWuNf4gxwuM the first thing you hear]], even before the main menu appears, is the deep rumble of a [[ArtifactOfDoom beating heart]]. The rhythm continues throughout the whole piece, and, as the music plays during regular gameplay, permeates the entire island of Vvardenfell.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
** "In the waning years of the Third Era of Tamriel, a prisoner born on a certain day to uncertain parents was sent under guard, without explanation, to Morrowind, ignorant of the role he was to play in that nation's history." By the end of the game, you are ''still'' ignorant of the role you were to play, i.e. [[HappyEndingOverride that you've indirectly caused Morrowind's destruction]].
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWuNf4gxwuM the The first thing you hear]], even before the main menu appears, is the deep rumble of a [[ArtifactOfDoom beating heart]]. The rhythm continues throughout the whole piece, and, as the music plays during regular gameplay, permeates the entire island of Vvardenfell.Vvardenfell.
** In ''Bloodmoon'', the local Nords of Solstheim are a bit peeved that the Raven Rock mine was built on an ancient burial mound. When Raven Rock is revisited [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim two games later]], guess what the player finds in the mine?
** One quest in ''Bloodmoon'' has you rescuing the "friend" of a seer, Geilir the Mumbling. He will reward you for completing the quest by telling you your future. If you complete this quest after completing the Bloodmoon main quest, he will give you this cryptic fortune:
--> [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion When the dragon dies, the Empire dies. Where is the lost dragon's blood, the Empire's sire? And from the womb of the void, who shall stem the blood tide? So long as the Blood of the Dragon Prince runs strong in her rulers, the glory of the Empire shall extend in unbroken years. His heart's blood bleeds in darkness. For once the portals are opened, who shall shut them upon the rising tide? For Lord Dagon forever reborn in blood and fire from the waters of Oblivion. Find him... and close shut the marble jaws of Oblivion]].
30th Jan '17 8:07:13 PM CountDorku
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** The BossRush and the final form of the BigBad are foreshadowed in the pictographs on the [[spoiler:Ark of Yamato]].
29th Jan '17 9:13:49 PM Draghinazzo
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* ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' has the Behemoth monster, which is covered in dense rocky armor. Note the word rocky because it actually is rock, not just chitin or bone that resembles rock. It's a bit strange that it has armor made from literal stone, but that's far from the biggest question surrounding the monsters. The pay-off came over a year and a half later: [[spoiler: the monsters aren't limited to biology. They'll always have a fleshy base, but they can pull together bodies out of ''anything''. It was rocks in this case, but they're fully capable of growing anti-material cannons and energy weapons.]]

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* ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' has the Behemoth monster, which is covered in dense rocky armor. Note the word rocky because it actually is rock, not just chitin or bone that resembles rock. It's a bit strange that it has armor made from literal stone, but that's far from the biggest question surrounding the monsters. The pay-off came over a year and a half later: [[spoiler: the monsters aren't limited to biology. They'll always have a fleshy base, but they can pull together bodies out of ''anything''. It was rocks in this case, but they're fully capable of growing anti-material cannons and energy weapons.]]
* In NieR, the main character comments on how the village's librarian (and functionally the city's mayor), Popola, hasn't aged a day in all the years he's known her, and she just brushes it off as a cheeky compliment. [[spoiler: It is eventually revealed that she reason she and her sister Devola haven't aged is because they're actually [[RobotGirl gynoids]] programmed to serve [[BigBad the Shadowlord]], and they've been manipulating you the whole time.
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9th Jan '17 1:07:15 PM Blastgamer
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', players are given a hint as to Garrosh's eventual [[HeelFaceTurn fate]] in Borean Tundra when Saurfang tells him of the horrors the Orcs committed after [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide drinking Mannoroth's blood]]. Saurfang mentions that he thinks it was their slaughtering of Draenei children that drove so many veterans to suicide. Garrosh's response? "Surely you cannot believe they were born into innocence. They would have grown up to take up arms against us!" [[SarcasmMode Yes Garrosh, it's perfectly fine to slaughter children because they would one day fight against your genocide of their race.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', players are given a hint as to Garrosh's eventual [[HeelFaceTurn [[FaceHeelTurn fate]] in Borean Tundra when Saurfang tells him of the horrors the Orcs committed after [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide drinking Mannoroth's blood]]. Saurfang mentions that he thinks it was their slaughtering of Draenei children that drove so many veterans to suicide. Garrosh's response? "Surely you cannot believe they were born into innocence. They would have grown up to take up arms against us!" [[SarcasmMode Yes Garrosh, it's perfectly fine to slaughter children because they would one day fight against your genocide of their race.]]
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