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25th Jul '16 12:43:41 AM PaulA
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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 that 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]]''.Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls''. There are multiple hints both subtle and otherwise that something odd is going on, but the formal [[TheReveal reveal]] awaits Ista accepting her status as CosmicPlaything once more.
23rd Jul '16 2:16:20 PM LordGro
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* "Literature/TheGhostOfPhilinnion": A young man, Machates, is visited by Philinnion, a girl who has fallen in love with him, and spends two nights with her before her mother tells him that Phillinion has died months ago. Even then he cannot believe his visitor is a ghost, and prefers to believe that some other girl is impersonating the dead Philinnion.
7th Jul '16 8:32:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tekla, Ida's mentor in ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'', skirted this whole "dying" part of being TheObiWan by dying two years before meeting her student. She hangs around as a ghost, although Ida only learns about it when she sees Tekla pass through a solid wall.

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* Tekla, Ida's mentor in ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'', skirted [[MentorOccupationalHazard this whole "dying" part of being TheObiWan a mentor]] by dying two years before meeting her student. She hangs around as a ghost, although Ida only learns about it when she sees Tekla pass through a solid wall.
24th Jun '16 7:24:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', TheStinger reveals that technically ''the entire human race'' has already gone instinct, as the database that housed their consciousnesses in the Lifehold Core has been busted ever since they crash-landed on Mira. This shocks and confuses the heroes, as since the database is destroyed, [[GainaxEnding how come the humans' mimeosomes are active with their consciousnesses intact?]]

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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', TheStinger reveals that technically ''the entire human race'' has already gone instinct, extinct, as the database that housed their consciousnesses in the Lifehold Core has been busted ever since they crash-landed on Mira. This shocks and confuses the heroes, as since the database is destroyed, [[GainaxEnding how come the humans' mimeosomes are active with their consciousnesses intact?]]
24th Jun '16 5:57:19 PM Berrenta
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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', TheStingger reveals that technically ''the entire human race'' has already gone instinct, as the database that housed their consciousnesses in the Lifehold Core has been busted ever since they crash-landed on Mira. This shocks and confuses the heroes, as since the database is destroyed, [[GainaxEnding how come the humans' mimeosomes are active with their consciousnesses intact?]]

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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', TheStingger TheStinger reveals that technically ''the entire human race'' has already gone instinct, as the database that housed their consciousnesses in the Lifehold Core has been busted ever since they crash-landed on Mira. This shocks and confuses the heroes, as since the database is destroyed, [[GainaxEnding how come the humans' mimeosomes are active with their consciousnesses intact?]]
22nd Jun '16 8:31:00 AM Dravencour
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** You're actually given subtle clues that the woman on the other line isn't Polito; for instance you pick up Polito's audio logs where not only does she discover Shodan's mainframe, but she's actually friendly and emotional, as opposed to the cold, heartless bitch who's guiding you. Xerxes outright tells you if you pay careful attention to him when he's taunting you.

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** You're actually given subtle clues that the woman on the other line isn't Polito; for instance you pick up Polito's audio logs where not only does she discover Shodan's SHODAN's mainframe, but she's actually friendly and emotional, as opposed to the cold, heartless bitch who's guiding you. Xerxes outright tells you if you pay careful attention to him when he's taunting you.
13th Jun '16 8:27:50 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'', this is revealed to be the case with [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Dimentio]]. Since he's a master of dimensional magic, it's more of a technicality then being any real hindrance.

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* In ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'', this is revealed to be the case with [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Dimentio]].Dimentio]], although he was aware this the entire time (though he didn't know ''how'' he died). Since he's a master of dimensional magic, it's more of a technicality then being any real hindrance.
11th Jun '16 6:49:23 AM totoofze47
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* The titular Marnie from ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere''. She is Anna's [[spoiler:grandmother]] as a child and died quite a bit prior to the film.

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* The titular Marnie from ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere''. She is Anna's [[spoiler:grandmother]] grandmother as a child and died quite a bit prior to the film.



* In ''Comicbook/{{Amulet}}'', it's revealed that the [[spoiler:Elf King has been dead for years, despite the fact that he rules his kingdom and seems alive. His corpse is actually [[PeoplePuppets being used as a puppet by the spirit of the Amulet]]. And again, in The Last Council, it's revealed that Ronin, Pierce, and all the other Academy students bar Max and Emily are dead, having been nothing more than reanimated statues that took on the appearances of people who died.]]

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Amulet}}'', it's revealed that the [[spoiler:Elf Elf King has been dead for years, despite the fact that he rules his kingdom and seems alive. His corpse is actually [[PeoplePuppets being used as a puppet by the spirit of the Amulet]]. And again, in The Last Council, it's revealed that Ronin, Pierce, and all the other Academy students bar Max and Emily are dead, having been nothing more than reanimated statues that took on the appearances of people who died.]]



** The fanfic titled [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2643950 Rest]], when it implies that [[spoiler: Ryuuko had passed away of an unknown cause]] and the one that was sleeping by Satsuki was the aforementioned's ghost.
** Another fic, titled ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3276602 One Day]]'' by the same author is done the same way. At first it seems like Mako is spending the day and reminiscing with Ryuuko but, when Satsuki comes over to visit, its revealed that [[spoiler: Ryuuko had passed away some years prior]].

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** The fanfic titled [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2643950 Rest]], when it implies that [[spoiler: Ryuuko had passed away of an unknown cause]] cause] and the one that was sleeping by Satsuki was the aforementioned's ghost.
** Another fic, titled ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3276602 One Day]]'' by the same author is done the same way. At first it seems like Mako is spending the day and reminiscing with Ryuuko but, when Satsuki comes over to visit, its revealed that [[spoiler: Ryuuko had passed away some years prior]].prior.



* ''Film/TheSixthSense'' is a popular example with [[spoiler:Bruce Willis's character being a ghost the whole time]].

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* ''Film/TheSixthSense'' is a popular example with [[spoiler:Bruce Bruce Willis's character being a ghost the whole time]].time.



* This is implied to be the case with Champion's grandmother [[spoiler: Madame Souza and, their dog, Bruno]] at the end of TheTripletsOfBelleville, depending on whether or not you see the movie until that point as a flashback or the ending as a GainaxEnding.
* In ''Film/GoodnightMommy'', [[spoiler:Lukas died in an accident before the film started (or possibly in the very first scene with the cave)]].

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* This is implied to be the case with Champion's grandmother [[spoiler: Madame Souza and, their dog, Bruno]] Bruno] at the end of TheTripletsOfBelleville, depending on whether or not you see the movie until that point as a flashback or the ending as a GainaxEnding.
* In ''Film/GoodnightMommy'', [[spoiler:Lukas Lukas died in an accident before the film started (or possibly in the very first scene with the cave)]].cave).



* In ''Literature/BlackLegion'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Nefertari]] died years before the story begun, but Khayon kept them alive through his sheer force of will and psychic powers. He also erased their memories of the death, for fear that if they remembered, they'd die.

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* In ''Literature/BlackLegion'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Nefertari]] Nefertari died years before the story begun, but Khayon kept them alive through his sheer force of will and psychic powers. He also erased their memories of the death, for fear that if they remembered, they'd die.



* ''Literature/{{Liar}}'' provides an interesting example. [[spoiler: When he was introduced, Jordan was just an ordinary AnnoyingYoungerSibling to Micah. Then, [[UnreliableNarrator Micah]] tells the reader that she had been lying and Jordan never existed. ''[[MindScrew Then]]'' she tells us that he actually did exist, and he died in an accident when he was eight.]]
* In the first book of ''Literature/TheRavenCycle'' we find out towards the end that Noah is a ghost. Considering one of the first things he says in the series is "I've been dead for seven years" one might think this would come as less of a surprise. His friends don't take him seriously until [[spoiler: they find his bones.]]
* ''Literature/MoreThanThis'': [[spoiler:Owen]] never came back from [[spoiler:the kidnapping]] in reality. The version Seth remembered was just a simulated program.

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* ''Literature/{{Liar}}'' provides an interesting example. [[spoiler: When he was introduced, Jordan was just an ordinary AnnoyingYoungerSibling to Micah. Then, [[UnreliableNarrator Micah]] tells the reader that she had been lying and Jordan never existed. ''[[MindScrew Then]]'' she tells us that he actually did exist, and he died in an accident when he was eight.]]
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* In the first book of ''Literature/TheRavenCycle'' we find out towards the end that Noah is a ghost. Considering one of the first things he says in the series is "I've been dead for seven years" one might think this would come as less of a surprise. His friends don't take him seriously until [[spoiler: they find his bones.]]
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* ''Literature/MoreThanThis'': [[spoiler:Owen]] Owen never came back from [[spoiler:the kidnapping]] the kidnapping in reality. The version Seth remembered was just a simulated program.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Lancelot in "Lady of the Lake". Turns out that, for the entire present-day storyline, Cora has been posing as Lancelot, having actually killed him sometime before the events of the episode. Later, in Season 5, [[spoiler: it is revealed that Lancelot really is still alive, and was in hiding, trying to stop King Arthur from reuniting The Dark One's Dagger with Excalibur]].

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Lancelot in "Lady of the Lake". Turns out that, for the entire present-day storyline, Cora has been posing as Lancelot, having actually killed him sometime before the events of the episode. Later, in Season 5, [[spoiler: it is revealed that Lancelot really is still alive, and was in hiding, trying to stop King Arthur from reuniting The Dark One's Dagger with Excalibur]].Excalibur.



* In ''Theatre/LikeDyingThingsDo'' it is revealed at the end of the show that [[spoiler: Adam has committed suicide and it narrating the story from beyond the grave]].

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* In ''Theatre/LikeDyingThingsDo'' it is revealed at the end of the show that [[spoiler: Adam has committed suicide and it narrating the story from beyond the grave]].grave.



** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' , [[spoiler: Master Miller (who was part of the MissionControl in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'') was killed at his home before the game started. All conversations with him are actually with [[BigBad Liquid Snake]] with an [[PaperThinDisguise accent, sunglasses, and ponytail.]]]]
** In the epilogue of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', [[spoiler: Snake and Otacon obtain a list of the personal data for the Patriots' high council, only to discover that all twelve members have been dead for 100 years.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Naked Snake (Future Big Boss) frequently sees [[spoiler: a mysterious man who only appears while it's raining. At one point in the game Snake drowns, and in this state of "almost death" meets that man in a dream, at which point he introduces himself as The Sorrow. It's only after the "battle" with him that Snake learns the truth: The Sorrow was the lover of The Boss - Snake's mentor and mother figure - and was also killed by her willingly so when their respective missions forced them to clash.]]
** In the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', it's revealed [[spoiler: that Liquid has been dead since the first game and did not come back as a spirit to possess Ocelot. Instead, Ocelot brainwashed himself into thinking that he was the real Liquid as part of a massive GambitRoulette to bring down the Patriots.]]
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has [[spoiler: Paz Ortega, who apparently has amnesia and talks to Snake about the events of Peace Walker when Snake brings her pictures held by former members of MSF. Once every single picture is shown to her, it is revealed that Paz died at the end of Ground Zeroes, and in fact, Snake has been seeing an illusion brought on by his own grief and guilt at failing to save her.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' , [[spoiler: Master Miller (who was part of the MissionControl in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'') was killed at his home before the game started. All conversations with him are actually with [[BigBad Liquid Snake]] with an [[PaperThinDisguise accent, sunglasses, and ponytail.]]]]
** In the epilogue of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', [[spoiler: Snake and Otacon obtain a list of the personal data for the Patriots' high council, only to discover that all twelve members have been dead for 100 years.
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** In the epilogue of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', Snake and Otacon obtain a list of the personal data for the Patriots' high council, only to discover that all twelve members have been dead for 100 years.
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Naked Snake (Future Big Boss) frequently sees [[spoiler: a mysterious man who only appears while it's raining. At one point in the game Snake drowns, and in this state of "almost death" meets that man in a dream, at which point he introduces himself as The Sorrow. It's only after the "battle" with him that Snake learns the truth: The Sorrow was the lover of The Boss - Snake's mentor and mother figure - and was also killed by her willingly so when their respective missions forced them to clash.]]
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** In the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', it's revealed [[spoiler: that Liquid has been dead since the first game and did not come back as a spirit to possess Ocelot. Instead, Ocelot brainwashed himself into thinking that he was the real Liquid as part of a massive GambitRoulette to bring down the Patriots.]]
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has [[spoiler: Paz Ortega, who apparently has amnesia and talks to Snake about the events of Peace Walker when Snake brings her pictures held by former members of MSF. Once every single picture is shown to her, it is revealed that Paz died at the end of Ground Zeroes, and in fact, Snake has been seeing an illusion brought on by his own grief and guilt at failing to save her.]]



** [[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.]]

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** [[spoiler:He 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.]]



* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', TheStingger reveals that technically ''the entire human race'' has already gone instinct, as the database that housed their consciousnesses in the Lifehold Core has been busted ever since they crash-landed on Mira. This shocks and confuses the heroes, as since the database is destroyed, [[GainaxEnding how come the humans' mimeosomes are active with their consciousnesses intact?]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Chelsea}}'', [[spoiler:Daniel turns out to be this.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Chelsea}}'', [[spoiler:Daniel Daniel turns out to be this.]]



* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', near the end of Nageki's route it's revealed that he's been a ghost the entire time, trapped in the library, and that you're the first person to see him ([[spoiler: except in the audio drama, where Ryouta can, and the manga, where both Ryouta and Oko San can... and ''maybe'' Anghel]]). His love for you finally frees him, causing him to depart for the afterlife.

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* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', near the end of Nageki's route it's revealed that he's been a ghost the entire time, trapped in the library, and that you're the first person to see him ([[spoiler: except (except in the audio drama, where Ryouta can, and the manga, where both Ryouta and Oko San can... and ''maybe'' Anghel]]).Anghel). His love for you finally frees him, causing him to depart for the afterlife.



* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', this turns out to be what happens to [[spoiler:Bobby Fulbright - the Phantom murdered him before the game even began and was masquerading as him the entire time]].
* [[spoiler:President Di-Jun Huang]] in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth 2''. [[spoiler:The Huang seen during the game is actually his body double, who murdered him and took his place 12 years prior to the game's events.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', this turns out to be what happens to [[spoiler:Bobby Bobby Fulbright - the Phantom murdered him before the game even began and was masquerading as him the entire time]].
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* [[spoiler:President President Di-Jun Huang]] Huang in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth 2''. [[spoiler:The The Huang seen during the game is actually his body double, who murdered him and took his place 12 years prior to the game's events.]]
12th May '16 7:07:07 PM Lullaby22
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* In poem titled ''Watching'', the female character is implied to be a ghost, as she is wearing white, thus not being dressed for mourning, nor is she getting wet from the rain and, likewise, the the funeral that she is watching is probably hers.

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* In a poem titled ''Watching'', the female character is implied to be a ghost, as she is wearing white, thus not being dressed for mourning, nor is she getting wet from the rain and, likewise, the the funeral that she is watching is probably hers.hers.
* The TwistEnding to ''The Good Girls'' by Sara Shepard (sequel to ''The Perfectionists'') is that Parker Duvall is actually a SplitPersonality of Julie Redding. The real Parker Duvall was killed by her abusive father some time before the first novel.
9th May '16 8:31:56 PM FuzzyBoots
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%%* ''Film/TheSixthSense''

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%%* ''Film/TheSixthSense''* ''Film/TheSixthSense'' is a popular example with [[spoiler:Bruce Willis's character being a ghost the whole time]].


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* In ''Film/GoodnightMommy'', [[spoiler:Lukas died in an accident before the film started (or possibly in the very first scene with the cave)]].
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