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15th Jun '16 4:52:54 PM caffeinatedkate
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* Literature/TheLostSymbol: Mal'akh is really Peter Solomon's presumed-dead son Zachary. According to the narration, Mal'akh killed Zachary Solomon before escaping prison with Solomon money but it's not hard to figure out this is just careful wording. Dan Brown even drops a massive hint by outright mentioning Darth Vader and Luke and then having Mal'akh cut Peter's hand off but it's still treated as a big reveal.
14th Jun '16 4:18:24 PM Charbydis
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* People [[{{Fanon}} like to think]] this was played straight in ''[[Fanfic/MLPTheGamesWePlay The Games We Play]]'' by [=AbsoluteAnonymous=], to the point that one person declared TheReveal of Mare-Do-Well's identity to be a cop-out. However, it is actually a subversion. The actual [[TheReveal Reveal]] wasn't '''''WHO''''' Mare-Do-Well really was, but '''''WHY''''' they hid themselves behind the mask in the first place. The aforementioned readers simply just didn't get it.
13th Jun '16 1:08:33 PM Nyame
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** Double subverted with the mysterious masked man Tobi being Obito Uchiha. It seemed incredibly obvious right from the get-go, until Tobi pulled a 180 degree on personality, authority, and power level that completely contradicted what Obito would have been capable (eg: the class dunce should not be capable of giving [[TheAce the Fourth Hokage]] a hard time). This actually led to a number of others characters being considered and causing quite a divide among the fandom. It isn't until 300 chapters later and a confirmation that he wasn't Madara Uchiha that it became somewhat possible, but the vast power level difference allow this to be subverted ''past'' his reveal until confirmed by Madara himself one chapter later!

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** Double subverted with the mysterious masked man Tobi being Obito Uchiha. It seemed incredibly obvious right from the get-go, until Tobi pulled a 180 degree on personality, authority, and power level that completely contradicted what Obito would have been capable (eg: the class dunce should not be capable of giving [[TheAce the Fourth Hokage]] a hard time). This actually led to a number of others characters being considered and causing quite a divide among the fandom. It isn't until 300 chapters later and a confirmation that he wasn't Madara Uchiha that it became somewhat possible, but the vast power level difference allow allowed this to be subverted ''past'' his reveal up until confirmed by Madara himself one chapter later!the chapters leading into TheReveal made it so blatantly obvious it was him that it ''literally'' could not have been anyone else.


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** TheReveal that Sasuke and Naruto were the reincarnations of the Sage of the Six Paths' elder and younger sons respectively. While many were still shocked, just as many were left unsurprised, and those that were shocked admitted it was obvious in hindsight, especially after it was revealed that their respective previous incarnations were Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage.
11th Jun '16 1:58:27 PM rjd1922
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** This is PlayedForLaughs in the episode "The Sting". When Fry is killed, anyone who's not completely {{GenreBlind|ness}} knew [[StatusQuoIsGod they were going to]] [[BackFromTheDead bring him back to life]]. The writers knew this from the beginning, so they kept on having Fry come back to life, but it was one of Leela's delusions. In the end, it was played straight.

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** This is PlayedForLaughs in the episode "The Sting". When Fry is killed, anyone who's not completely {{GenreBlind|ness}} {{Genre Blind|ness}} knew [[StatusQuoIsGod [[ContractualImmortality they were going to]] [[BackFromTheDead bring him back to life]]. The writers knew this from the beginning, so they kept on having Fry come back to life, but it was one of Leela's delusions. In the end, it was played straight.
5th Jun '16 8:18:30 PM johnnye
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** Actually, the foreward to the novelization of the original ''StarWars'' movie revealed the Emperor's name, although he was described as controlled by the bureaucrats, which is closer to the character of his predecessor as Chancellor, Finis Vallorum.

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** Actually, the foreward foreword to the novelization of the original ''StarWars'' movie revealed the Emperor's name, although he was described as controlled by the bureaucrats, which is closer to the character of his predecessor as Chancellor, Finis Vallorum.
20th May '16 7:17:32 PM Gamermaster
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--->'''Penny:''' Blake? You mean the Faunus with the cat ears?\\
'''Yang:''' ''Cat'' ears? No, [[PaperThinDisguise she wears... a bow]]...\\

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--->'''Penny:''' Blake? You --->'''Yang:''' We're looking for our friend Blake. \\
'''Penny:''' Ooooh, you
mean the Faunus with girl!\\
'''Ruby:''' Wait, how did you know that? \\
'''Penny:''' Uhh,
the cat ears?\\
'''Yang:''' ''Cat'' What cat ears? No, [[PaperThinDisguise she wears... a wears a... bow]]...\\
16th May '16 6:19:43 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Yellow is the girl who Red met and caught a Rattata for before his fight with Giovanni. Given how they share a Pokémon, compounded by how similar their designs are, you'd have to of completely the former's existence to be surprised.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Yellow is the girl who Red met and caught a Rattata for before his fight with Giovanni. Given how they share a Pokémon, compounded by how similar their designs are, you'd have to of have completely forgotten the former's existence to be surprised.
16th May '16 6:19:18 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Yellow is the girl who Red met and caught a Ratata for before his fight with Giovanni. Given how they share a Pokémon, compounded by how simular their designs are, you'd have to of completely the formers existence to be surprised.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Yellow is the girl who Red met and caught a Ratata Rattata for before his fight with Giovanni. Given how they share a Pokémon, compounded by how simular similar their designs are, you'd have to of completely the formers former's existence to be surprised.
13th May '16 4:00:29 PM Jeduthun
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* In Sir Creator/WalterScott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', "Robin of Locksley"-- who lives in Nottingham, is a brilliant shot with a bow, and leads a merry band of outlaws in the forest who fight against Prince John--is revealed to be the secret identity of... none other than [[spoiler:Robin Hood]]! All right, maybe it wasn't originally ''quite'' as much of a Captain Obvious Reveal as it is today, because Scott ''[[NewerThanTheyThink invented]]'' several of the tropes that became stock parts of the [[spoiler:Robin Hood]] legend. Still, any reader with even the tiniest familiarity with the genre must have seen it coming a mile away.

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* In Sir Creator/WalterScott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', "Robin of Locksley"-- who lives in Nottingham, is a brilliant shot with a bow, and leads a merry band of outlaws in the forest who fight against Prince John--is revealed to be the secret identity of... you guessed it, none other than [[spoiler:Robin Hood]]! Myth/RobinHood! All right, maybe it wasn't originally ''quite'' as much of a Captain Obvious Reveal as it is today, because Scott ''[[NewerThanTheyThink invented]]'' several of the tropes that became stock parts of the [[spoiler:Robin Hood]] Robin Hood legend. Still, any reader with even the tiniest familiarity with the genre must have seen it coming a mile away.
13th May '16 3:57:17 PM Jeduthun
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* In Sir Creator/WalterScott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', "Robin of Locksley"-- a brilliant shot with a bow who leads a merry band of outlaws in Sherwood forest--is revealed to be the secret identity of... none other than [[spoiler:Robin Hood]]! All right, maybe it wasn't originally ''quite'' as much of a Captain Obvious Reveal as it is today, because Scott ''[[NewerThanTheyThink invented]]'' several of the tropes that became stock parts of the [[spoiler:Robin Hood]] legend. Still, any reader with even the tiniest familiarity with the genre must have seen it coming a mile away.

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* In Sir Creator/WalterScott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', "Robin of Locksley"-- who lives in Nottingham, is a brilliant shot with a bow who bow, and leads a merry band of outlaws in Sherwood forest--is the forest who fight against Prince John--is revealed to be the secret identity of... none other than [[spoiler:Robin Hood]]! All right, maybe it wasn't originally ''quite'' as much of a Captain Obvious Reveal as it is today, because Scott ''[[NewerThanTheyThink invented]]'' several of the tropes that became stock parts of the [[spoiler:Robin Hood]] legend. Still, any reader with even the tiniest familiarity with the genre must have seen it coming a mile away.
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