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2nd May '16 4:23:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The essence of the original "grateful dead" trope is that the WhiteKnight or TalkingAnimal that helps the hero in his quest reveals, at the end, that he was a dead man, whose burial the hero had arranged for. Very widespread. [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/crane/fairbrow.html Fair Brow]] is an Italian version; [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/412.htm The Bird "Grip"]] a Swedish one.

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* The essence of the original "grateful dead" trope is that the WhiteKnight KnightInShiningArmor or TalkingAnimal that helps the hero in his quest reveals, at the end, that he was a dead man, whose burial the hero had arranged for. Very widespread. [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/crane/fairbrow.html Fair Brow]] is an Italian version; [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/412.htm The Bird "Grip"]] a Swedish one.
28th Apr '16 3:32:10 PM Vir
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* {{Goober And The Ghost Chasers}} episode Aloha Ghost. The beautiful, mysterious girl Michael Gray was trying to hit on turns out to be a ghost, the wife of King Manamoa [[spoiler:Clue was seen when the whistle that is supposed to be painful for ghosts affected her as she quickly leaves with her hands over her ears]] She shows her identity at the end of the episode.

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* {{Goober And The Ghost Chasers}} ''WesternAnimation/GooberAndTheGhostChasers'' episode Aloha Ghost. "Aloha Ghost". The beautiful, mysterious girl Michael Gray was trying to hit on turns out to be a ghost, ghost; the wife of King Manamoa [[spoiler:Clue Clue was seen when the whistle that is supposed to be painful for ghosts affected her as she quickly leaves with her hands over her ears]] ears. She shows her identity at the end of the episode.
23rd Apr '16 9:00:55 PM Sudsy16
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Wick}}'' the secret ending reveals this of you.
23rd Apr '16 12:48:29 AM thatmadork
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** [[spoiler:He appears again in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to rescue Mason and Woods, but it's left unclear if it's just another hallucination or the real deal. Woods lampshades the absurdity of rescuing his old friend and then disappearing again without explaining where he's been all this time, but from what David said of it, Alex really did believe it was Reznov, and either way it is heartwarming to think that Alex still thinks of Reznov as his friend after all those years.]]
13th Apr '16 9:21:03 PM WiseMan23753
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* The BigBad of ''Tentacle And Witches'' went through the trouble of resurrecting his dead master. However, the male protagonist says he never was a disciple to begin with and was just a twisted incarnation of the BiggerBad set on reviving himself. It was up to the main character to [[SealedEvilInACan seal him up for good.]]
8th Apr '16 5:48:43 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[EpilepticTrees The possibility exists]] that [[Literature/HouseOfLeaves Johnny Truant]] was never alive, or was alive for three days. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis The parts of the book written by him might have been written by someone else.]]
8th Apr '16 3:13:46 PM margdean56
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* Constantin, the brother of the titular [[http://www.amazon.com/Doruntine-Ismail-Kadare/dp/1561310328 Doruntine]], rose from the grave to keep [[ThePromise the besa]] that he made to his mother. This phenomenon was investigated for a long time by the {{narrator}}, [[DeadpanSnarker who couldn't accept this nonsense]], and was reached the conclusion, that he might have risen from the grave.

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* Constantin, the brother of the titular [[http://www.amazon.com/Doruntine-Ismail-Kadare/dp/1561310328 Doruntine]], rose from the grave to keep [[ThePromise the besa]] that he made to his mother. This phenomenon was investigated for a long time by the {{narrator}}, [[DeadpanSnarker who couldn't accept this nonsense]], and was who reached the conclusion, conclusion that he might have risen from the grave.



* Ambrose Bierce's 1890 short story "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge", which later became many films, the most famous of which was the French adaptation ''La rivière du hibou'' which was won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and later became a ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode.

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* Ambrose Bierce's 1890 short story "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge", which later became many films, the most famous of which was the French adaptation ''La rivière du hibou'' which was won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and later became a ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode.



* [[EpilepticTrees The possibility exists]] that [[Literature/HouseOfLeaves Johnny Truant]] was never alive, or, was alive for three days. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis The parts of the book written by him might have been written by someone else.]]
* A short story by author Creator/BruceCoville in a horror anthology in which a girl running away from home to her aunt's house and being terrified of the pond there. The girl later swims to the bottom of the pond and realizes she had actually drowned at the bottom of the pond when her leg got caught after finding her swollen, decayed body at the bottom.

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* [[EpilepticTrees The possibility exists]] that [[Literature/HouseOfLeaves Johnny Truant]] was never alive, or, or was alive for three days. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis The parts of the book written by him might have been written by someone else.]]
* A short story by author Creator/BruceCoville in a horror anthology in which about a girl running away from home to her aunt's house and being terrified of the pond there. The girl later swims to the bottom of the pond and realizes she had actually drowned at the bottom of the pond when her leg got caught caught, after finding her swollen, decayed body at the bottom.



* A character is revealed to be such midway through [[Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold Bujold's]] ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]''. There are multiple hints both subtle and otherwise and something odd is going on, but the formal [[TheReveal reveal]] awaits Ista accepting her status as CosmicPlaything once more.

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* A character is revealed to be such midway through [[Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold Bujold's]] ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]''. There are multiple hints both subtle and otherwise and that something odd is going on, but the formal [[TheReveal reveal]] awaits Ista accepting her status as CosmicPlaything once more.



* [[BigBad Brona]], [[SorcerousOverlord The Warlock Lord]] in ''Literature/TheSwordOfShannara'' is revealed to be a mobile corpse, motivated only by his own [[{{Determinator}} conviction]] that he cannot die. Touching him with the titular Sword, which reveals the complete truth about any object it touches reduces him to dust.

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* [[BigBad Brona]], [[SorcerousOverlord The Warlock Lord]] in ''Literature/TheSwordOfShannara'' is revealed to be a mobile corpse, motivated only by his own [[{{Determinator}} conviction]] that he cannot die. Touching him with the titular Sword, which reveals the complete truth about any object it touches touches, reduces him to dust.
2nd Apr '16 8:43:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Film/TheSixthSense'' (See ItWasHisSled).

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* ''Film/TheSixthSense'' (See ItWasHisSled).%%* ''Film/TheSixthSense''
2nd Apr '16 7:54:00 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'''s movie, the main antagonists are a group of mercenaries-slash-terrorists called NEVER. It eventually turns out that they're the results of a failed SuperSoldier project which revived dead people with superhuman strength and speed (NEVER is a contraction of Necro-Over). The BigBad reveals that the project was inspired by Philip, one of the deuterotagonists, and keeps trying to pull NotSoDifferent moments, only for Philip to keep responding by telling him to [[ShutUpHannibal shut up]].

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* ** In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'''s movie, the main antagonists are a group of mercenaries-slash-terrorists called NEVER. It eventually turns out that they're the results of a failed SuperSoldier project which revived dead people with superhuman strength and speed (NEVER is a contraction of Necro-Over). The BigBad reveals that the project was inspired by Philip, one of the deuterotagonists, and keeps trying to pull NotSoDifferent moments, only for Philip to keep responding by telling him to [[ShutUpHannibal shut up]].
2nd Apr '16 7:52:18 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'''s movie, the main antagonists are a group of mercenaries-slash-terrorists called NEVER. It eventually turns out that they're the results of a failed SuperSoldier project which revived dead people with superhuman strength and speed (NEVER is a contraction of Necro-Over). The BigBad reveals that the project was inspired by Philip, one of the deuterotagonists, and keeps trying to pull NotSoDifferent moments, only for Philip to keep responding by telling him to [[ShutUpHannibal shut up]].



** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' pulled this one with Koyomi, the show's female lead, by revealing that she died of an unspecified illness some time before the show began. Her father, Sou Fueki the White Wizard, enacted the original [[BlackMagic Sabbat]] in an attempt to revive her, but the ritual wasn't powerful enough and just brought her back as a "doll" which required constant infusions of mana to survive. Eventually it's revealed that all the mana is crystalizing into a PhilosophersStone, which Fueki wants to use to revive Koyomi for real. A major part of the final story arc is TheHero Haruto coming to terms with the fact that there '''isn't''' a way to save Koyomi without becoming just as bad as Fueki, and thus the right thing to do is to let her die a final death so her spirit can be at peace. Koyomi herself is at first shocked, but would rather die if the price of saving her is untold loss of innocent life.


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* In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'''s movie, the main antagonists are a group of mercenaries-slash-terrorists called NEVER. It eventually turns out that they're the results of a failed SuperSoldier project which revived dead people with superhuman strength and speed (NEVER is a contraction of Necro-Over). The BigBad reveals that the project was inspired by Philip, one of the deuterotagonists, and keeps trying to pull NotSoDifferent moments, only for Philip to keep responding by telling him to [[ShutUpHannibal shut up]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' pulled this one with Koyomi, the show's female lead, by revealing that she died of an unspecified illness some time before the show began. Her father, Sou Fueki the White Wizard, enacted the original [[BlackMagic Sabbat]] in an attempt to revive her, but the ritual wasn't powerful enough and just brought her back as a "doll" which required constant infusions of mana to survive. Eventually it's revealed that all the mana is crystalizing into a PhilosophersStone, which Fueki wants to use to revive Koyomi for real. A major part of the final story arc is TheHero Haruto coming to terms with the fact that there '''isn't''' a way to save Koyomi without becoming just as bad as Fueki, and thus the right thing to do is to let her die a final death so her spirit can be at peace. Koyomi herself is at first shocked, but would rather die if the price of saving her is untold loss of innocent life.
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