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20th May '17 2:30:15 AM Ciara25
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* ''Film/AlienCovenant'': At the end of the film, [[spoiler:we get a CruelTwistEnding when the main character realises that the spaceship's android, Walter, has been replaced by the psychopathic David, who forces her back into cryo-sleep and plans to experiment on the other passengers in stasis.]] The film expects this to be a big twist, but [[spoiler:the fact that David's first introduced with shoulder length hair, which he then cuts off so he's visually nearly indistinguishable from Walter, practically telegraphs that he's going to at least attempt a KillAndReplace; why else have the haircut?]]
17th May '17 3:33:15 PM EternityofSpirits
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** Igor is actually the Demiurge. His voice is completely different and his previous [[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt Cryptkeeper]]-like demeanor is altogether gone, so it's not hard to guess that he's being impersonated, even if you can't initially tell who it is.

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** Igor is actually the Demiurge. His voice is completely different and his previous [[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt Cryptkeeper]]-like demeanor is altogether gone, so it's not hard to guess that he's being impersonated, even if you can't initially tell who it is. Note however that this largely applies to the Western release, Igor's Japanese had passed away several years before the game was released, thus meaning the player would be less likely to suspect about the change in voice.


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** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': Harukawa not actually being the Ultimate Caregiver but the Ultimate Assassin. Not only does she display no traits that remotely match her being a caregiver (even being a self-admitted ChildHater), but her repeated refusal to let anyone inside her Talent Lab makes it very apparent that she's hiding something.
4th May '17 5:26:29 AM lrrose
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': It's so blatantly obvious that Vidar is Gaelio Baudin in disguise that it could be argued it's not even ''supposed'' to be a secret (at least out-of-universe). They're both played by Creator/MasayaMatsukaze, Vidar knows things that only Gaelio could possibly know (like the circumstances of Carta Issue's death), and he has a deep-seated hatred of [=McGillis=] Fareed, the man who betrayed Gaelio's trust and "[[NeverFoundTheBody killed]]" him. Needless to say, when the mask came off, absolutely nobody was surprised except [=McGillis=][[note]]Some fans thought they might pull a fake-out and have Vidar be Ein Dalton, but they were still right in a way -- Gaelio uses Ein's brain as part of an advanced [[BrainComputerInterface Ālaya-Vijñāna System]][[/note]].

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': It's so blatantly obvious that Vidar is Gaelio Baudin in disguise that it could be argued it's not even ''supposed'' to be a secret (at least out-of-universe). They're both played by Creator/MasayaMatsukaze, Vidar knows things that only Gaelio could possibly know (like the circumstances of Carta Issue's death), and he has a deep-seated hatred of [=McGillis=] Fareed, the man who betrayed Gaelio's trust and "[[NeverFoundTheBody killed]]" him. Needless to say, when the mask came off, absolutely nobody was surprised except [=McGillis=][[note]]Some surprised[[note]]Some fans thought they might pull a fake-out and have Vidar be Ein Dalton, but they were still right in a way -- Gaelio uses Ein's brain as part of an advanced [[BrainComputerInterface Ālaya-Vijñāna System]][[/note]].
26th Apr '17 9:59:10 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** Adachi being the killer for some people. He was the only major character who didn't have a Social Link (until an UpdatedRerelease), much like Ikutsuki in ''Persona 3''. Another hint was his tendency to "accidentally" give the Investigation Team hints, mostly to cover his own ass. Another give-away that it's a common cliche in murder mysteries that the killer is perceived as a NiceGuy before the reveal while a JerkAss is a RedHerring.

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** Adachi being the killer for some people. He was the only major character who didn't have a Social Link (until an UpdatedRerelease), UpdatedRerelease--and even then it was an arcana that ''doesn't exist in reality''), much like Ikutsuki in ''Persona 3''. Another hint was his tendency to "accidentally" give the Investigation Team hints, mostly to cover his own ass. Another give-away that it's a common cliche in murder mysteries that the killer is perceived as a NiceGuy before the reveal while a JerkAss is a RedHerring.
23rd Apr '17 10:17:53 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* ''Videogame/{{Persona 5}}'': Goro Akechi is the traitor. Out of story, he hardly had shown up in the promotional material but was confirmed to be a member of the party, unlike all the other party members, who were heavily featured and even got their own commercials. In story, he is a detective when the protagonists are all considered criminals, and we are informed that one of the party members betrayed the group in the very beginning of the game. Even the game itself isn't subtle about it with some of his cameo costumes being [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf Ideo Hazama]] and [[VideoGame/{{Catherine}} Mutton]], both major antagonists from their respective games. All of the party members are suspicious of him at all times as well in game, since he inadvertently disproved his cover story. One dungeon after joining your party (the one that was his idea to raid), Goro betrays you and gives info on you to the police.

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* ''Videogame/{{Persona 5}}'': Goro Akechi is the traitor. Out of story, he hardly had shown up in the promotional material but was confirmed to be a member of the party, unlike all the other party members, who were heavily featured and even got their own commercials. In story, he is a detective when the protagonists are all considered criminals, and we are informed that one of the party members betrayed the group in the very beginning of the game. Even the game itself isn't subtle about it with some of his cameo costumes being [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf Ideo Hazama]] and [[VideoGame/{{Catherine}} Mutton]], both major antagonists from their respective games. All of the party members are suspicious of him at all times as well in game, since he inadvertently disproved his cover story. One dungeon after joining your party (the one that was his idea to raid), Goro betrays you and gives info on you to the police. ''Furthermore'', his last name is "Akechi", a name not unlike "Benedict Arnold" in Japan thanks to UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide.
** Igor is actually the Demiurge. His voice is completely different and his previous [[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt Cryptkeeper]]-like demeanor is altogether gone, so it's not hard to guess that he's being impersonated, even if you can't initially tell who it is.
12th Apr '17 5:18:47 AM Maxiboy136
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Bucky killed Howard and Maria Stark as the Winter Soldier. A montage showed in ''The Winter Soldier'' heavily implied that the Starks were assassinated by HYDRA, and the Winter Soldier was the most likely to carry it out as he's an infamous HYDRA assassin. Tony calling out Steve, who had the same information as the audience, could be considered a LampshadeHanging (paraphrased):

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Bucky killed Howard and Maria Stark as the Winter Soldier. A montage showed in ''The Winter Soldier'' heavily implied that the Starks were assassinated by HYDRA, and the Winter Soldier was the most likely to carry it out as he's an infamous HYDRA assassin. Tony calling out Steve, who had the same information as the audience, could be considered a LampshadeHanging (paraphrased):LampshadeHanging:



-->'''Steve:''' I didn't know it was Bucky.
-->'''Tony:''' Don't bullshit me, Steve!
-->'''Steve:''' ...I knew.

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-->'''Steve:''' I didn't know it was Bucky.
him.
-->'''Tony:''' Don't bullshit ''bullshit'' me, Steve!
Rogers, ''did you know''?
-->'''Steve:''' ...I knew. Yes.
12th Apr '17 2:43:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In the film version of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' the writers knew that they could not have Éowyn disguise herself as a common rider without invoking this trope heavily, so the movie abandoned all pretense of hiding her identity from both Merry and the audience.

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* In [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the film version of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings;'' the writers knew that they could not have Éowyn disguise herself as a common rider without invoking this trope heavily, so the movie abandoned all pretense of hiding her identity from both Merry and the audience.
7th Apr '17 8:14:15 AM TheCuza
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': The identity of the Arkham Knight is this thanks to both GenreSavvy and Foreshadowing. Anyone with some knowledge of Batman lore can have a decent ballpark idea of who it is by ''the first time they hear the Knight speak.'' Even if you didn't know anything about Batman, a certain character gets brought up several times through Batman's flashbacks that isn't mentioned outside of those flashbacks. Guess who the Knight is?

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': The identity of the Arkham Knight is this thanks to both GenreSavvy and Foreshadowing. Anyone with some knowledge of Batman lore can have a decent ballpark idea of who it is by ''the first time they hear the Knight speak.'' Even if you didn't know anything about Batman, a certain character gets brought up is seen several times through Batman's flashbacks that isn't who had not even been so much as mentioned outside in any previous game in the series. The last of those flashbacks.these flashbacks has said character being {{Mind Rape}}d by the Joker into having a grudge against Batman, then Joker supposedly shoots him dead. Guess who the Knight is?


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* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', the reveal that the amnesiac singer Lamiroir and the long-missing Thalassa Gramarye are the same person should not be shocking to anyone once Thalassa's picture is first shown. Lamiroir might cover her face nowadays, but she didn't change a damn thing about her hair.
23rd Mar '17 7:10:30 PM Gosicrystal
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Note once again that this will never apply to 100% of the audience. Likewise, just because one audience member was GenreSavvy doesn't mean we have this trope - that particular audience member is just very GenreSavvy and good at recognizing foreshadowing. Also worth noting that among the thousands who watch a movie/read a book, someone is bound to simply ''guess'' the plot twist ahead of time, no matter how well it is set up - its practically a statistical certainty.

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Note once again that this will never apply to 100% of the audience. Likewise, just because one audience member was GenreSavvy doesn't mean we have this trope - that particular audience member is just very GenreSavvy and good at recognizing foreshadowing. Also worth noting that among the thousands who watch a movie/read a book, someone is bound to simply ''guess'' the plot twist ahead of time, no matter how well it is set up - its it's practically a statistical certainty.
21st Mar '17 6:32:53 PM elemt
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* ''Series/IronFist2017'' makes a big show of finally revealing Madam Gao's face, even though it being her was completely obvious to anyone who'd watched ''Series/Daredevil2015'', while being meaningless to anyone who hadn't. Not many people were wondering ''which'' elderly female crime boss with a cane it could possibly be - and the subtitles didn't even bother hiding her name.
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