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3rd Aug '16 8:25:12 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' manages to play one of these pranks on the ''reader'': [[spoiler: In one chapter, Nagisa receives a message from her higher-ups informing her that her mission on earth is over and she has to return to her homeworld. The next couple of chapters revolve around her preparing for her departure, finally coming to a head in one of the most emotional TearJerker moments in the series, where she and Youko say their final goodbyes. Then on the [[MoodWhiplash very last page of the last chapter in the arc]], it's revealed that the whole event was an April Fools Day Prank by her brother that had GoneHorriblyRight thanks to Akane, and the initial departure order was just a joke, turning one of the most dramatic chapters in the entire manga into a ShaggyDogStory. [[note]]That said, the twist ''was'' foreshadowed, as the chapter in which she receives the order is explicitly stated to be in the beginning of April, and the fact that the series almost ''never'' [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness plays anything purely for drama]] is a major clue that ''something'' was up.[[/note]]]]
21st May '16 11:59:58 PM Anddrix
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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} story ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'' takes place during April Fools' Day. Early in it, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker tells Batman that he's going to shove a pencil [[EyeScream in a girl's eye]] (which later inspired a Joker in [[Film/TheDarkKnight a different adaptation]]), only to later reveal he was just April fooling Bats and the girl is fine. According to WordOfGod, Two-Face doesn't shoot Batman in the comic's last page despite getting tails from his coin because it was April Fools' Day.

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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} story ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'' takes place during April Fools' Day. Early in it, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker tells Batman that he's going to shove a pencil [[EyeScream in a girl's eye]] (which later inspired a Joker in [[Film/TheDarkKnight a different adaptation]]), only to later reveal he was just April fooling Bats and the girl is fine. According to WordOfGod, Two-Face doesn't shoot Batman in the comic's last page despite getting tails from his coin because it was April Fools' Day.
18th May '16 2:35:39 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A ''NewsRadio'' episode has Jimmy James doing this...''in February''.

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* A ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode has Jimmy James doing this...''in February''.
5th May '16 8:16:12 AM DaibhidC
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* A classic Franchise/{{Superman}} story from the Silver Age, "The Night of March 31st," ends with Superman going to bed on March 31 only to wake up to utter chaos. Villains who know his secret identity, Lana Lang trying to kill him, Superman flying around the city in Clark's glasses, and so forth. The story asked the readers if they could "guess the solution of the astonishing story that began on the night of March 31st!" (The answer, of course, is not related to what day it is when Superman goes to bed, but what day it is when he wakes up.)

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* A classic Franchise/{{Superman}} story from the Silver Age, "The Night of March 31st," ends opens with Superman going to bed on March 31 only to wake 31, then waking up to utter chaos. Villains who know his secret identity, Lana Lang trying to kill him, Superman flying around the city in Clark's glasses, and so forth. The story asked the readers if they could "guess the solution of the astonishing story that began on the night of March 31st!" (The answer, of course, is not related to what day it is when Superman goes to bed, but what day it is when he wakes up.)
5th May '16 8:13:54 AM DaibhidC
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* An old ''{{Peanuts}}'' strip has Lucy coming up to Charlie Brown at school recess and telling him the little red-haired girl wants him to come over and eat lunch with her. Charlie Brown nervously walks off, then - after a {{beat}} panel - returns to shoot a DeathGlare at Lucy as she says, "April Fool!"

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* An old ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
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strip has Lucy coming up to Charlie Brown at school recess and telling him the little red-haired girl wants him to come over and eat lunch with her. Charlie Brown nervously walks off, then - after a {{beat}} panel - returns to shoot a DeathGlare at Lucy as she says, "April Fool!"Fool!"
** Another strip takes this UpToEleven, with Lucy ''telling'' Charlie Brown she's going to play an April Fool's trick on him, making sure he's absolutely clear on the concept, and then saying the little red-haired girl is at the door and wants to give him a hug and kiss. He falls for it.
1st May '16 8:35:08 PM NOYB
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Some works will have plots based on April Fool's Day, much like the ChristmasEpisode. Plots will revolve around characters pranking each other. It might be just a bunch of harmless fun. Very often, however, what was intended as a harmless prank might spiral out of control and create real problems.

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Some works will have plots based on April Fool's Fools' Day, much like the ChristmasEpisode. Plots will revolve around characters pranking each other. It might be just a bunch of harmless fun. Very often, however, what was intended as a harmless prank might spiral out of control and create real problems.
13th Apr '16 1:23:36 PM JustTroper
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{{Escalating War}}s are not uncommon with these stories.

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{{Escalating War}}s are not uncommon with these stories.
stories. When a whole plot centers around an elaborate April Fools prank played on the protagonist, this also classifies as FriendlyScheming.
4th Apr '16 5:27:27 AM GrigorII
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1st Apr '16 5:33:17 AM GrigorII
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