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14th Aug '17 3:12:58 PM SkylaNoivern
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* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'': In the first game, Majestic leader Silhouette, who obscures their identity through a large trench-coat, and voice-filtered gas mask, [[SamusIsAGirl turns out to be a woman]]. While Crypto is shocked upon discovery, it doesn't come off as a major shock to anyone who [[{{Foreshadowing}} reads the thought of a Majestic agent early on, who blatantly state it and then fail to cover it up]]. In addition, even with the voice filter, Silhouette still founds rather feminine.
31st Jul '17 1:32:56 PM Discar
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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': In theory, Mr. Wednesday's identity is supposed to be a shocking reveal. However, anyone with the slightest knowledge of Norse mythology will immediately realize that the one-eyed old man named after Odin's day is, in fact, Odin. Unlike [[Literature/AmericanGods the book]], the show doesn't really make any attempt to actually hide his identity. His old friends call him Wodan (one of Odin's names), he is followed by two ravens who occasionally talk to him, and the New Gods even offer him to give him a bunch of sacrifices using Odin-class missiles. When he makes his reveal speech in the season finale of season 1, it's clear that the only one who is supposed to be surprised is Shadow.
16th Jul '17 3:33:34 AM MummyGaGa
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** Also, from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', Korekiyo being the third culprit is one to a lot of fans especially since he was the one to set-up the resurrection ritual (aka the death trap that ended up having Tenko killed). What makes this trope unique is how the WordOfGod stated that the culprit was meant to obvious.
15th Jul '17 6:37:09 PM Nicoaln
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** In general, the regional champion has always followed a set pattern: they're uniquely designed, unique in personality, and have a significant role in the game's plot. In Generations I and II, [[FranchiseOriginalSin this wasn't much of a problem]], given how Generation I (the ''very start'' of the series) led the player to believe that the Elite Four was their final challenge (with the rival's champion status being a rather big twist even today) and Generation II had only just begun to experiment with this formula. Starting from Gen III, however, this formula for the champion was practically set in stone for the series, with champions becoming rather easy to pick out from the game's cast. It got to the point where ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' didn't even attempt to hide that Alder was the Champion. [[spoiler:Which allowed them to use the established pattern to pull a MetaTwist: Alder isn't the FinalBoss, he's actually TheUnfought during the main story due to Team Plasma's plot.]]

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** In general, the regional champion has always followed a set pattern: they're uniquely designed, unique in personality, and have a significant role in the game's plot. In Generations I and II, [[FranchiseOriginalSin this wasn't much of a problem]], given how Generation I (the ''very start'' of the series) led the player to believe that the Elite Four was their final challenge (with the rival's champion status being a rather big twist even today) and Generation II had only just begun to experiment with this formula. Starting from Gen III, however, this formula for the champion was practically set in stone for the series, with champions becoming rather easy to pick out from the game's cast. It got to the point where ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' didn't even attempt to hide that Alder was the Champion. [[spoiler:Which allowed them to use the established pattern to pull a MetaTwist: Alder isn't the FinalBoss, he's actually TheUnfought during the main story due to Team Plasma's plot.]]plot, and is only fought as the TrueFinalBoss]]
15th Jul '17 6:32:26 PM Nicoaln
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* ''VideoGame/Diablo3'' has Act 2 that involves the player character hunting for Belial, the primal evil Lord of Lies. Everything points to the creepy child emperor of the desert nation he/she is in being the obvious culprit. Everything. This kid covers every evil child cliche known to man, short of speaking parseltongue (and that too, since his personal guards are snake people in disguise). Yet the players spend the entire linear story arc going off on increasingly silly red herrings only to be told by the creepy child himself that, surprise, he was Belial the whole time. No way!

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* ''VideoGame/Diablo3'' has Act 2 that involves the player character hunting for Belial, the primal evil Lord of Lies. Everything points to the creepy child emperor of the desert nation he/she is in being the obvious culprit. Everything. This kid covers every evil child cliche known to man, short of speaking parseltongue (and that too, since his personal guards are snake people in disguise). Yet the players spend the entire linear story arc going off on increasingly silly red herrings only to be told by the creepy child himself that, surprise, he was Belial the whole time. No way!way! For that matter, it's so obvious that even the ''player character'' had figured it out awhile ago.


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* ''VideoGame/ThimbleweedPark'' turns out to be all in a video game itself. This would be quite surprising... if the two agents didn't blatantly break the fourth wall saying the dead body is "pixellating" and could ask the pigeon brothers "Should I save my game?" (and be told "This game is hard-coded not to be unwinnable") within the first fifteen minutes.
1st Jul '17 4:00:57 PM ironballs16
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1st Jul '17 4:00:52 PM ironballs16
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* ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2'' opens with the conclusion of ''Anime/DragonBallZBardockTheFatherOfGoku'', as the titular Bardock is enveloped in Freeza's death sphere, and is in ''no way'' related to the mysterious masked stranger with damaged armor that shows up with Towa, Mira, Turles, and Lord Slug immediately afterward.
26th Jun '17 9:05:56 AM Nyame
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** Season 3 BigBad Savitar being an evil version of Barry from the future. The foreshadowing was not very subtle ("I am the future, Flash" actually being "I am the Future Flash", the numerous other vague statements that pointed to this conclusion, Killer Frost instantly trusting him after learning his identity, etc.). It was so blatant that fans, much like the Obito example above, immediately dismissed it as ''too'' obvious and started theorizing about other possibilities (such as Eddie Thawne or Ronnie Raymond). Hence, they weren't happy to finally learn of his rather obvious identity ''twenty episodes'' into the season, as many felt it wasn't worth the wait.
25th Jun '17 6:26:55 AM Mooncalf
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** Even more so in a later episode, when it turns out that Nightmare Moon is immortalized in a yearly celebration - Nightmare Night - and that Ponyville has a large statue of her, in all her fanged glory. They really should have recognized her as "that spooky pony we sacrifice candy to every year". At least one fanfic does have the Ponyville residents know all about her, with Twilight the only one out of the loop due to being from Canterlot.
19th Jun '17 12:55:29 PM Triscon42
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** However, many fans feel that invoking this trope was a deliberate choice by the creators, as it draws attention away from the real twist: [[spoiler: The Thieves ''knew'' he was going to back-stab them, and had in fact set up their own gambit to expose him and his boss.]]
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