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18th Mar '17 7:02:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' plot "The Curse of Maraqua", two sisters with the gift of foresight deal with this trope. The first sister, who sees happy events in her dreams, is lauded and welcomed; the other, who sees bad events in her nightmares, is feared and shunned.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' plot "The Curse of Maraqua", two sisters with the gift of foresight deal with this trope. The first sister, who sees happy events in her dreams, is lauded and welcomed; the other, who sees bad events in her nightmares, is feared and shunned.
27th Feb '17 6:19:17 AM JackG
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* This becomes an InvokedTrope in ''An Enemy of the People'' (1978) when the protagonist is framed to look as if his objection to a tannery that was poisoning the town's water is a stock swindle.
27th Feb '17 6:13:01 AM JackG
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* When Hitler's forces invaded the Soviet Union, the authorities [[ThisCannotBe refused to believe it]]. Two air force pilots flew off to investigate the reports and confirmed that German troops were advancing well into Soviet territory, only to be arrested for spreading disinformation on their return. They were later court-martialed, despite having been right all along.

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* When Hitler's forces invaded the Soviet Union, the authorities [[ThisCannotBe refused to believe it]]. it]], insisting the reports were a trick to start a war. Two air force pilots flew off to investigate the reports and confirmed that German troops were advancing well into Soviet territory, only to be arrested for spreading disinformation on their return. They were later court-martialed, despite having been right all along.
27th Feb '17 6:11:40 AM JackG
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* When Hitler's forces invaded the Soviet Union, the authorities [[ThisCannotBe refused to believe it]]. Two air force pilots flew off to investigate the reports and confirmed that German troops were advancing well into Soviet territory, only to be arrested for spreading disinformation on their return. They were later court-martialed, despite having been right all along.
4th Aug '16 1:11:14 PM mhnospa
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* Another twist on the trope from an episode of ''Series/DeathInParadise''. An old woman psychic prophesies her own death - "I am to be MURDERED!!", and gives a detailed description of the killer in front of an audience including some police officers. The next day she is found dead from poison owned by her former son-in-law, who exactly fits the description, and whose wife mysteriously vanished some time ago. The solution, to the amazement of anyone not paying attention was [[spoiler:Suicide, so she could frame her daughter's murderer.]]

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* Another twist on the trope from an episode of ''Series/DeathInParadise''. An old woman psychic prophesies her own death - [[Main/LargeHam "I am to be MURDERED!!", MURDERED!!"]], and gives a detailed description of the killer in front of an audience including some police officers. The next day she is found dead from poison owned by her former son-in-law, who exactly fits the description, and whose wife mysteriously vanished some time ago. The solution, to the amazement of anyone not paying attention was [[spoiler:Suicide, so she could frame her daughter's murderer.]]
28th Jul '16 7:02:14 AM mhnospa
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* Another twist on the trope from an episode of ''Series/DeathInParadise''. An old woman psychic prophesies her own death - "I am to be MURDERED!!", and gives a detailed description of the killer in front of an audience including some police officers. The next day she is found dead from poison owned by her former son-in-law, who exactly fits the description, and whose wife mysteriously vanished some time ago. The solution, to the amazement of anyone not paying attention was [[spoiler:Suicide, so she could frame her daughter's murderer.]]
10th May '16 11:21:38 PM PaulA
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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in the early years of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series]]. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.

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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in the early years of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series]].series, as depicted in ''Literature/ToRidePegasus''. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.
5th May '16 8:26:03 PM PaulA
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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's Talents series. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.

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* Turns out to be a major problem for precognizants in the early years of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series.series]]. When something goes wrong and there's nobody else to sue, the litigious go for precogs on the theory that they could have got the warning out sooner. Eventually, it becomes a big enough problem that they have to go to the legislature for shield laws.
18th Mar '16 12:08:39 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', some people will occasionally try to invoke this on Gandalf, since he only tends to show up when things are about to get bad. This usually leads to Gandalf sarcastically asking if they'd rather forgo his help in the face of great danger.
-->'''Wormtongue''': Late is the hour in which this conjurer chooses to appear. "''Lathspell''" I name you: ill news, and an ill guest!
15th Dec '15 10:05:49 AM MegaMarioMan
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* This is frequently invoked in politics. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That's all we need to say.]]

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* This is frequently invoked in politics. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment That's all we need to say.]]
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