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15th Oct '17 11:14:18 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', Mephiles the Dark has explained to Shadow the Hedgehog that his friends will be at odds with him again at some time, leading to several fans wondering if Shadow would ever enact a FaceHeelTurn later in the series. And he indeed ended up turning by the events of ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', joining with the Eggman Empire after Dr. Eggman finally achieved world domination.

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', Mephiles the Dark has explained to Shadow the Hedgehog that his friends the world will be at odds with him again at some time, in the future, leading to several fans wondering if Shadow would ever enact a FaceHeelTurn later in the series. And he indeed ended up turning by the events of ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', joining with the Eggman Empire after Dr. Eggman finally achieved world domination.
8th Oct '17 5:50:29 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', Mephiles the Dark has explained to Shadow the Hedgehog that his friends will be at odds with him again at some time, leading to several fans wondering if Shadow would ever enact a FaceHeelTurn later in the series. And he indeed ended up turning by the events of ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', joining with the Eggman Empire after Dr. Eggman finally achieved world domination.
8th Sep '17 6:13:06 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Many ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fans have long observed that the series' many "worlds" (levels) [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale seem suspiciously small]], particularly since they're implied to be entire {{parallel universe}}s. Even in levels that supposedly take place in countries on Earth (like "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Deep Jungle]]" and "[[Disney/{{Mulan}} The Land of Dragons]]"), we never see locales other than the locations of the movies, making the worlds seem more like horribly claustrophobic {{pocket dimension}}s. [[note]] By the same token: it can seem a bit creepy that the Destiny Islands are seemingly the ''only'' landmasses on an otherwise empty planet.[[/note]] The prequels actually build on this idea, revealing that there's more than a little truth to it: turns out that the world of ''Kingdom Hearts'' was once a Universe, and only became a {{Multiverse}} when all of reality was irrevocably shattered by [[GreatOffscreenWar the Keyblade Wars]]. So the worlds seem claustrophobic because they're actually the splintered remains of a world that was once whole.
31st Aug '17 1:04:09 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** A common observation about the Original Trilogy is that the Galactic Civil War often seems suspiciously [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] compared to RealLife conflicts between brutal military dictatorships and rebel militants. But since we only see a tiny fraction of the war, many fans have long speculated that the Rebel Alliance probably does some [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized morally]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters questionable]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters things]] in pursuit of victory that we just never see. ''Film/RogueOne'' takes that idea and runs with it: the entire premise of the film revolves around showing us what the war looks like from the perspective of average Rebel soldiers, like the unnamed spies who stole the Death Star plans and made the events of [[Film/ANewHope the original film]] possible. As the film shows, even the heroic Rebels aren't above using {{Child Soldier}}s, torturing Imperial defectors, and [[ShootTheDog coldly murdering their own informants]] to protect themselves.
26th Aug '17 12:14:50 PM AlienPatch
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' had a couple bits at the end. Okay, so Peter is a HalfHumanHybrid, and that explains how he was able to handle the Power Stone and not die instantly. And Yondu, a notorious career pirate and criminal refers to Peter's father as a "[[EvenEvilHasStandards jackass.]]" Okay, so what kind of being was both ''that'' powerful and so bad that someone who spent a lifetime plundering ships and killing people would call a "jackass?" We find out in the sequel. [[spoiler: This universe's version of Ego the Living Planet, a Celestial who sired - and murdered - untold numbers of his own offspring trying find one that had enough power to help him destroy the entire universe. Yondu was hired to deliver Peter to Ego, but backed out of the deal and raised Peter as his own when he realized what Ego was doing to the ''other'' kids he help bring to the planet.]]

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' had a couple bits at the end. Okay, so Peter is a HalfHumanHybrid, and that explains how he was able to handle the Power Stone and not die instantly. And Yondu, a notorious career pirate and criminal refers to Peter's father as a "[[EvenEvilHasStandards jackass.]]" Okay, so what kind of being was both ''that'' powerful and so bad that someone who spent a lifetime plundering ships and killing people would call a "jackass?" We find out in the sequel. sequel: [[spoiler: This this universe's version of Ego the Living Planet, a Celestial who sired - and murdered - untold numbers of his own offspring trying to find one that had enough power to help him destroy the entire universe. Yondu was hired to deliver Peter to Ego, but backed out of the deal and raised Peter as his own when he realized what Ego was doing to the ''other'' kids he help helped bring to the planet.him.]]
23rd Aug '17 5:40:08 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' gives us the immortal line "The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am", spoken by ''Darth Vader'' of all people. Over the years, many a ''Star Wars'' fan has lost sleep wondering just what sort of barbaric acts of cruelty could make Darth Vader--a man infamous for [[BadBoss casually murdering]] underlings who [[YouHaveFailedMe disappoint him]]--seem merciful by comparison. The novel ''Literature/{{Darksaber}}'' gives us a good idea: Emperor Palpatine once punished Bevel Lemelisk, the designer of the original Death Star, by cloning him multiple times--with his memories fully intact each time--just so he could repeatedly murder him in various creative ways. Like melting him in a vat of molten copper, dissolving him in acidic gas, throwing him out of an airlock, and leaving him to be ''devoured by a swarm of flesh-eating beetles''. [[NightmareFuel/StarWars Eek]].
23rd Aug '17 4:30:57 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire, but this struck a lot of people as [[EvilPowerVacuum highly improbable]], more so in light of actual history [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell since 1991]]. Media set after this point tend to walk back the assumption that the war stopped on a dime:
** In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', the Galactic Civil War drags on another fourteen years before the two sides sign a peace treaty and effectively switch positions. The Rebels become in charge with a high approval rating and TheEmpire becomes TheRemnant.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is set thirty or so years after ''Return of the Jedi'' and shows the Imperial [[TheRemnant remnant]] having rebuilt itself into a fully functional, powerful and dangerous new organization, the First Order. The New Republic and its semi-independent Resistance (the Rebels' remnant) have already [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent become complacent]] and, [[spoiler:one Alderaan-times-five tragedy]] later, the galaxy is back to square one.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** For some fans, the introduction of "Force Ghosts" in the Original Trilogy carries a bit of a disturbing undertone, since one can't help but wonder what sort of havoc a Sith Lord like Darth Vader or Emperor Palpatine could cause if they ever managed to come back to haunt our heroes after death. The ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'' answers that question in truly disturbing fashion: the plot involves fledgling Jedi Kyp Durron encountering the spirit of the Sith Lord Exar Kun on Yavin IV, which ultimately leads to him being seduced to the Dark Side and stealing the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sun Crusher]] super-weapon. By the end of the story, [[spoiler: he's destroyed entire ''star systems'' all because of the influence of the undead Sith]].
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''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire, but this struck a lot of people as [[EvilPowerVacuum highly improbable]], more so in light of actual history [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell since 1991]]. Media set after this point tend to walk back the assumption that the war stopped on a dime:
** *** In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', the Galactic Civil War drags on another fourteen years before the two sides sign a peace treaty and effectively switch positions. The Rebels become in charge with a high approval rating and TheEmpire becomes TheRemnant.
** *** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is set thirty or so years after ''Return of the Jedi'' and shows the Imperial [[TheRemnant remnant]] having rebuilt itself into a fully functional, powerful and dangerous new organization, the organization called "The First Order.Order". The New Republic and its semi-independent Resistance (the Rebels' remnant) have already [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent become complacent]] and, [[spoiler:one Alderaan-times-five tragedy]] later, the galaxy is back to square one.
14th Aug '17 3:52:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire, but this struck a lot of people as [[EvilPowerVaccuum highly improbable]], more so in light of actual history [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell since 1991]]. Media set after this point tend to walk back the assumption that the war stopped on a dime:

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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire, but this struck a lot of people as [[EvilPowerVaccuum [[EvilPowerVacuum highly improbable]], more so in light of actual history [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell since 1991]]. Media set after this point tend to walk back the assumption that the war stopped on a dime:
14th Aug '17 3:52:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire, but this struck a lot of people as highly improbable, more so in light of actual history [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell since 1991]]. Media set after this point tend to walk back the assumption that the war stopped on a dime:

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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire, but this struck a lot of people as [[EvilPowerVaccuum highly improbable, improbable]], more so in light of actual history [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell since 1991]]. Media set after this point tend to walk back the assumption that the war stopped on a dime:
7th Aug '17 1:46:15 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/TopOfTheLake'', fans retrospectively wondered if Robin's blackout at Al's house in one episode was him drugging and raping her, following the reveal at the end that he was the leader of the paedophile ring. The first episode of the second series included a line in which Robin herself says that she thinks he raped her at that point.
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