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22nd Feb '17 10:36:00 AM SpinAttaxx
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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 have completely forgotten the former's existence to be surprised.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': 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 have completely forgotten the former's existence to be surprised.






** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': "What? Are you telling me that the serious, pale-skinned man who uses a red scouter-like machine on his right eye, wears a robe with eyeballs in it and is constantly talking on behalf of Team Plasma is actually a villain and Team Plasma's real leader? And the guy who looks like a younger version of him is actually his son!? HOW WOULD I KNOW?"
** ''Black'' and ''White'' also try to pretend that N being the "official" leader of Team Plasma is a surprise until Nimbasa City. Even for players who skipped past the animation depicting his coronation that plays before the title screen every time the game is booted up, it wasn't hard to piece together that the weird kid who sympathized with Pokémon was linked to that weird organization that claims to fight against Pokémon abuse.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' has the villainous Team Flare whose stated goal was to make the world beautiful. It's a no-brainer to connect said goal to a guy's ravings about how "the world should be destroyed before its beauty ceases", along with his matching wardrobe and color coordination, and conclude that the guy is their leader.
** In the same game, they also make a half-hearted attempt to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion. Even the anime pretty much introduces her as such in her first appearance there.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'':
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"What? Are you telling me that the serious, pale-skinned man who uses a red scouter-like machine on his right eye, wears a robe with eyeballs in it and is constantly talking on behalf of Team Plasma is actually a villain and Team Plasma's real leader? And the guy who looks like a younger version of him is actually his son!? HOW WOULD I KNOW?"
** *** ''Black'' and ''White'' also try to pretend that N being the "official" leader of Team Plasma is a surprise until Nimbasa City. Even for players who skipped past the animation depicting his coronation that plays before the title screen every time the game is booted up, it wasn't hard to piece together that the weird kid who sympathized with Pokémon was linked to that weird organization that claims to fight against Pokémon abuse.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' has ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'':
*** The leader of
the villainous Team Flare whose (whose stated goal was is to make the world beautiful. It's beautiful) is ''supposed'' to be a mystery. In practice, it's a no-brainer to connect said goal to a guy's ravings about how "the world should be destroyed before its beauty ceases", along with his matching wardrobe and color coordination, and conclude that the guy is their leader.
** *** In the same game, they also make a half-hearted attempt to hide the fact that Diantha is the champion. Even the anime pretty much introduces her as such in her first appearance there.



*** Averted again in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. Due to the Pokémon League being newly established, there ''isn't'' a Champion...which makes it all the more surprising when ''Professor Kukui'' steps in as the games FinalBoss.
** ''Pokémon Sun & Moon'': The very instant the Aether Foundation was revealed in trailers for the game, everyone suspected that they would be the story's BigBad. In fact this is averted completely, the game opens with Lillie on the run from a bunch of malicious-looking Aether employees, thus making the reveal that the Aether Foundation had been corrupted by one of the Ultra Beasts even less of a surprise to the players.
** TheReveal that Lillie, Gladion, and Lusamine are all related is hardly surprising given that they all look so similar, especially Lillie and Lusamine.
** The fact that Lusamine is evil is blatantly obvious after the first Ultra Beast leaves during your first meeting with her, because she sports a SlasherSmile and starts muttering like a madman. The surprise is just HOW bad she is.

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*** Averted again in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. Due to the Pokémon League being newly established, there ''isn't'' a Champion... which makes it all the more surprising when ''Professor Kukui'' steps in as the games game's FinalBoss.
** ''Pokémon Sun & Moon'': ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'':
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The very instant the Aether Foundation was revealed in trailers for the game, everyone suspected that they would be the story's BigBad. In fact this is averted completely, the game opens with Lillie on the run from a bunch of malicious-looking Aether employees, thus making the reveal that the Aether Foundation had been corrupted by one of the Ultra Beasts even less of a surprise to the players.
** *** TheReveal that Lillie, Gladion, and Lusamine are all related is hardly surprising given that they all look so similar, especially Lillie and Lusamine.
** *** The fact that Lusamine is evil is blatantly obvious after the first Ultra Beast leaves during your first meeting with her, because she sports a SlasherSmile and starts muttering like a madman. The surprise is just HOW bad she is.is.
** Starting with ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Emerald]]'', a generation always has a post-game legendary Pokémon with a theme and/or design similar to the main mascot duo, is often close by them in the Pokédex, and is totally ignored in the main plot. Then a later game focuses on them and reveals that the Pokémon that looks and acts very similarly to the main duo ''is actually related to them'', and they often expect you to be shocked by that. If their similarities aren't a premature tip-off, that [[StrictlyFormula they always play this "twist" dead straight every gen]] should be.
22nd Feb '17 12:23:07 AM WickedIcon
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[StrawNihilist Kotomine Kirei]] is introduced as supposedly morally ambiguous... except his theme is a creepy organ piece, he's extremely tall and dressed in all black, and he constantly says vaguely threatening things to [[TheHero Shirou.]] It's ''not exactly a shock'' when he turns out to be evil.
17th Feb '17 9:43:02 AM SpinAttaxx
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode, "The Hard Way", it's revealed that [[BigBad Toffee]] (thought to be dead following the season one finale) lives on inside a fragment of Star's wand. Many had predicted that he became a part of the wand as early as the ending to season one, owing to his smirk at the wand's destruction even when he was about to be blown up, as well as his demonstrated HealingFactor. Season 2 only made it more obvious with his skeletal arm clutching the wand fragment (which wasn't seen at the end of season one) forming Ludo's wand, and the build-up of Toffee as a character with importance to Star's family and the universe at large.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode, "The Hard Way", it's revealed that [[BigBad Toffee]] (thought to be dead following the season one finale) lives on inside a fragment of Star's wand. Many had predicted that he became a part of the wand as early as the ending to season one, owing to his smirk at the wand's destruction even when he was about to be blown up, as well as his demonstrated HealingFactor. Season 2 only made it more obvious obvious, with Star's wand established to be corrupted, his missing finger being inside the wand, his skeletal arm clutching the wand fragment (which wasn't seen at the end of season one) forming Ludo's wand, and the build-up of Toffee as a character with importance to Star's family and the universe at large.
17th Feb '17 9:40:27 AM SpinAttaxx
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode, "The Hard Way", it's revealed that [[BigBad Toffee]] (thought to be dead following the season one finale) lives on inside a fragment of Star's wand. Many had predicted that he became a part of the wand as early as the ending to season one, owing to his smirk at the wand's destruction even when he was about to be blown up, as well as his demonstrated HealingFactor. Season 2 only made it more obvious with his skeletal arm clutching the wand fragment (which wasn't seen at the end of season one) forming Ludo's wand, and the build-up of Toffee as a character with importance to Star's family and the universe at large.
14th Feb '17 2:15:45 PM smalltime
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' mini-series ''Crayon Shin-chan Gaiden: Aliens vs. Shinnosuke''. [[spoiler: Takosuke is very obviously an alien, due to his strange behavior and resemblance to TheGreys. Characters accuse him of being an alien multiple times and he continually denies it, making it look like they're just setting him up as a RedHerring, but in the end it turns out he is an alien.]]
8th Feb '17 9:23:16 AM Lemia
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Nicole}}'', one of the four guys Nicole interacts with is a kidnapper. This could have been an intriguing mystery to solve had Jeff not begun acting like Creepy [=McCreeperson=] just two weeks into the game.
6th Feb '17 5:48:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': During Season 6, many viewers guessed that Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong almost immediately. They were simply too obvious with nobody but Travis ever seen talking to him but still treated it like a shocking turn of events when the "reveal" came.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': During Season 6, many viewers guessed that Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong almost immediately. They The writers were simply too obvious with nobody but Travis ever seen talking to him but still treated it like a shocking turn of events when the "reveal" came.
6th Feb '17 5:47:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Reverse Flash turns out to be Harrison Wells, who has been AmbiguouslyEvil to the audience since the start of the series. However, the ''real'' twist is that [[DeadPersonImpersonation he isn't Harrison Wells at all]].

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
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Reverse Flash turns out to be Harrison Wells, who has been AmbiguouslyEvil to the audience since the start of the series. However, the ''real'' twist is that [[DeadPersonImpersonation he isn't Harrison Wells at all]].
28th Jan '17 9:59:33 AM MiinU
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* ''Manga/LibraryWar'': You'll already know that Kasahara's "Prince" is [[spoiler: Dojou]] long before it's ''finally'' confirmed, since the voice and hairstyle are a perfect match to the silhouetted figure in her flashback. Not to mention, all the times she wonders why [[ShipTease "her heart flutters"]] the few times he compliments her. Plus, he's ''right there'' on the box cover art and is the male lead.

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* ''Manga/LibraryWar'': ''Anime/LibraryWar'': You'll already know that Kasahara's "Prince" is [[spoiler: Dojou]] long before it's ''finally'' confirmed, since the voice and hairstyle are a perfect match to the silhouetted figure in her flashback. Not to mention, all the times she wonders why [[ShipTease "her heart flutters"]] the few times he compliments her. Plus, he's ''right there'' on the box cover art and is the male lead.
28th Jan '17 9:57:46 AM MiinU
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* ''Manga/LibraryWar'': You'll already know that Kasahara's "Prince" is [[spoiler: Dojou]] long before it's ''finally'' confirmed, since the voice and hairstyle are a perfect match to the silhouetted figure in her flashback. Not to mention, all the times she wonders why "her heart flutters" the few times he compliments her. Plus, he's ''right there'' on the box cover art and is the male lead.

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* ''Manga/LibraryWar'': *''Manga/LibraryWar'': You'll already know that Kasahara's "Prince" is [[spoiler: Dojou]] long before it's ''finally'' confirmed, since the voice and hairstyle are a perfect match to the silhouetted figure in her flashback. Not to mention, all the times she wonders why [[ShipTease "her heart flutters" flutters"]] the few times he compliments her. Plus, he's ''right there'' on the box cover art and is the male lead.
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