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26th Sep '16 4:58:06 PM SwampAdder
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. In fact, according to the appendices and various posthumously-published writings of Tolkien's, the Wizards are ''Maiar'' (angelic beings of the same order as Sauron) sent from the West to help defend the people of Middle-earth from their fallen brother.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. In fact, according to the appendices and various posthumously-published writings of Tolkien's, the Wizards are ''Maiar'' (angelic beings of the same order as Sauron) sent from the West to help defend the people of Middle-earth from against their fallen brother.
26th Sep '16 4:56:35 PM SwampAdder
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. The five Wizards are the Istari, a group of Maiar sent to help the peoples of Middle-earth; they are angels of the same order as Sauron. Three are Gandalf, Radagast and Saurman. The remaining two are the Blue Wizards (either Alatar and Pallando or Morinehtar and Romest) who disappeared into the east to combat Sauron by inciting rebellion. Learning this information requires digging through the appendices, Silmarillion, ''Literature/{{Unfinished Tales|of Numenor and Middleearth}}'', ''Literature/HistoryOfMiddleEarth'' and Tolkien's letters.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' The Wizards appear to be Men, but have magical powers and are very, very old and mysterious. Pippin at one point wonders just what Gandalf is, but gets distracted. The five In fact, according to the appendices and various posthumously-published writings of Tolkien's, the Wizards are the Istari, a group of Maiar sent to help the peoples of Middle-earth; they are angels ''Maiar'' (angelic beings of the same order as Sauron. Three are Gandalf, Radagast and Saurman. The remaining two are Sauron) sent from the Blue Wizards (either Alatar and Pallando or Morinehtar and Romest) who disappeared into West to help defend the east to combat Sauron by inciting rebellion. Learning this information requires digging through the appendices, Silmarillion, ''Literature/{{Unfinished Tales|of Numenor and Middleearth}}'', ''Literature/HistoryOfMiddleEarth'' and Tolkien's letters.people of Middle-earth from their fallen brother.
20th Aug '16 9:42:03 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{Dragonlance}} Reorx]] often walks Krynn disguised as a rather fashionable dwarf named Dugan Redhammer, often revealing himself at the end of the story.

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* [[{{Dragonlance}} [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Reorx]] often walks Krynn disguised as a rather fashionable dwarf named Dugan Redhammer, often revealing himself at the end of the story.
31st Jul '16 7:24:58 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'':
** [[spoiler:Clary unintentional, as Valentine didn't know Jocelyn was pregnant when he experimented on her with angel's blood]].
** [[spoiler:Jace intentionally as the angel's blood that Valentine used to experiment on him with gave him certain characteristics (such as the ability to jump supernaturally high)]].
16th Jul '16 4:55:00 PM DrFraud
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* Nathsn Ausubel's ''A Treasury of Jewish Folklore'' includes an anecdote about Rabbi Meier Primishlaner. According to the rabbi, one day he shooed a ragged-looking traveler out of the local synagogue, only to be told by his father later on that he'd turned away the prophet Elijah.



* ''Series/TheMessengers'': Vera, Erin, Joshua, Peter and Raul. They themselves don't know what this at first.

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* ''Series/TheMessengers'': Vera, Erin, Joshua, Peter and Raul. They themselves don't know what this at first.



24th Jun '16 11:56:23 AM TotemicHero
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* In the music video for "Centuries" by Music/FallOutBoy, a robed and hooded man secretly hands four Roman prisoners each a piece of leather, bits of string, or a small stone, respectively. Forced into public gladiator combat, the prisoners assemble the pieces into a sling, which they use to kill a raging barbarian fighting them. The end of the music video has the man cast off his robe to reveal a pair of angelic wings.
14th Jun '16 7:26:50 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the finale of ''Series/AshesToAshes'', [[spoiler: Gene Hunt is revealed as a deceased human who, although having no conscious knowledge of it, has acted as a guide and protector of the other cops stumbling across him in cop purgatory. He fully and knowingly takes up the mantle by series' end]].

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* In the finale of ''Series/AshesToAshes'', [[spoiler: Gene Hunt is revealed as a deceased human who, although having no conscious knowledge of it, has acted as a guide and protector of the other cops stumbling across him in cop purgatory. He fully and knowingly takes up the mantle by series' end]].end.]]
11th Jun '16 4:19:03 PM Doug86
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* {{Inverted}} [[ParanoiaFuel in the most disturbing way]] in ''CthulhuMythos''. A recurring character, Nyarlathotep, often appears as a likeable (if somewhat... off) stranger to the main characters. The problem is that Nyarlathotep is an EldritchAbomination (more powerful than Cthulhu, at that), and his hobby is "screwing with people's lives".

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* {{Inverted}} [[ParanoiaFuel in the most disturbing way]] in ''CthulhuMythos''.the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. A recurring character, Nyarlathotep, often appears as a likeable (if somewhat... off) stranger to the main characters. The problem is that Nyarlathotep is an EldritchAbomination (more powerful than Cthulhu, at that), and his hobby is "screwing with people's lives".
9th Jun '16 7:51:51 PM MadCat221
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* An in-universe example occurs in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', where until the moment they absorbed Mirmulnir's soul and gained the ability to use the Thu'um, the [[CrystalDragonJesus Dragonborn]] spent most of their life believing themselves to be (and actually being) merely a normal person. Even afterwards, they are as much in their dark about their true nature as everyone else until the Greybeards explain it to them.

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* An in-universe example occurs in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', where until the moment they absorbed Mirmulnir's soul and gained the [[SecondHourSuperpower ability to use the Thu'um, Thu'um]], the [[CrystalDragonJesus Dragonborn]] spent most of their life believing themselves to be (and actually being) merely a normal person. Even afterwards, they are as much in their dark about their true nature as everyone else until the Greybeards explain it to them.
7th May '16 9:22:55 PM dclark
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** Jesus himself used a figurative version of this as AnAesop once: On Judgement Day, he separates the "sheep" (those to be saved) and the "goats" (those to be destroyed). He tells the sheep that they're being saved because hey fed him when he was hungry, clothed him when he was naked, sheltered him when he was homeless, visited him in prison, etc. The sheep, confused, say they never remember doing any of this, and he explains that they did these things for the least of his followers- [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and as far as he's concerned, that's just as good as doing it for him]]. The goats get just the opposite; seeing his followers in the same desperate situations and ignoring them is considered just as bad as ignoring Jesus himself in that situation.
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