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10th May '18 9:46:31 PM cyber_darlek
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* The narrator of ''Series/DearWhitePeople'' is introduced at the end of season two when Sam and Lionel go to meet with a secret society.
8th Apr '18 8:52:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[Film/MadMax The Road Warrior]]'', the viewer learns only in the last seconds of the film that the aged narrator is [[spoiler: the feral kid]].

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* In ''[[Film/MadMax The Road Warrior]]'', ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'', the viewer learns only in the last seconds of the film that the aged narrator is [[spoiler: the feral kid]].
17th Mar '18 9:47:31 PM nombretomado
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* While he's never exactly a character, there are a couple times in ''SlaughterhouseFive'' where Creator/KurtVonnegut states that a solider mentioned in passing is himself.

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* While he's never exactly a character, there are a couple times in ''SlaughterhouseFive'' ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' where Creator/KurtVonnegut states that a solider mentioned in passing is himself.
12th Mar '18 1:49:20 PM Derkhan
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* Jonathan Barnes's ''Literature/TheSomnambulist'' initially seems to just have a sinister LemonyNarrator. The villain only reveals himself as the narrator when StageMagician hero has figured out his identity.

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* Jonathan Barnes's ''Literature/TheSomnambulist'' initially seems to just have a sinister LemonyNarrator. The villain only reveals himself as the narrator when the StageMagician hero has figured out his identity.
12th Dec '17 2:21:17 AM jormis29
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* In the book ''From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'', where the FramingDevice is that this is a letter from the titular Mrs. Frankweiler to her lawyer to explain why she is changing her will. Mrs. Frankweiler herself doesn't actually show up until almost the end of the story.

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* In the book ''From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'', ''Literature/FromTheMixedUpFilesOfMrsBasilEFrankweiler'', where the FramingDevice is that this is a letter from the titular Mrs. Frankweiler to her lawyer to explain why she is changing her will. Mrs. Frankweiler herself doesn't actually show up until almost the end of the story.
21st Jun '17 4:22:41 AM azbyc15243
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* The prologue to each volume of ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' is narrated by the same character (though the rest of the books are in third-person). In the first volume, no context is given as to who the narrator is. Reading further reveals them to be [[spoiler:the White Queen, the main heroine and main antagonist of the series]].
20th May '17 4:23:10 PM nombretomado
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* In Peter Milligan's ''The Enigma'' for VertigoComics, the identity of the narrator is not revealed until the very last page of the story: [[spoiler:it's a lizard who first appeared in the story only a page or so earlier.]] ItMakesSenseInContext and it's better than it sounds.

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* In Peter Milligan's ''The Enigma'' for VertigoComics, Creator/VertigoComics, the identity of the narrator is not revealed until the very last page of the story: [[spoiler:it's a lizard who first appeared in the story only a page or so earlier.]] ItMakesSenseInContext and it's better than it sounds.
18th Apr '17 4:44:06 PM nombretomado
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* The narrator in ''CarneTremula'' (also known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Flesh_(film) Live Flesh]] internationally) points out his own birth near the beginning of the film.

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* The narrator in ''CarneTremula'' ''Film/CarneTremula'' (also known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Flesh_(film) Live Flesh]] internationally) points out his own birth near the beginning of the film.



* Sir AnthonyHopkins's character in the film ''Alexander'' (about UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat). Ptolemy was one of Alexander's generals. The FramingDevice of the movie is Grandpa Ptolemy telling the children about Alexander because it is the doom of men that they forget. Young Ptolemy did '''no''' narration during the action scenes. Grandpa Ptolemy's function was to tell about '''big''' battles which would be too expensive to show.

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* Sir AnthonyHopkins's Creator/AnthonyHopkins's character in the film ''Alexander'' (about UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat). Ptolemy was one of Alexander's generals. The FramingDevice of the movie is Grandpa Ptolemy telling the children about Alexander because it is the doom of men that they forget. Young Ptolemy did '''no''' narration during the action scenes. Grandpa Ptolemy's function was to tell about '''big''' battles which would be too expensive to show.



* ''StrangerThanFiction'', with the twists that the main character is aware of the narration as its happening and the narrator is a writer who doesn't realize she's narrating real events.

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* ''StrangerThanFiction'', ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'', with the twists that the main character is aware of the narration as its happening and the narrator is a writer who doesn't realize she's narrating real events.
8th Apr '17 6:13:20 PM nombretomado
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* Patou from ''RockADoodle'' narrates the entire movie, but [[BigDamnHeroes first shows up in person when]] [[BigBad the Grand Duke]] is about to eat Edmond.

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* Patou from ''RockADoodle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' narrates the entire movie, but [[BigDamnHeroes first shows up in person when]] [[BigBad the Grand Duke]] is about to eat Edmond.
10th Mar '17 10:21:00 AM Bisected8
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This trope is when the person narrating the story is introduced as a character part way in and reveals this is who they are (although they might not do so immediately, this is usually the case). The narrator usually doesn't introduce themselves before this point (and may be assumed to be an OmniscientNarrator), so it's usually TheReveal. At this point the narration might stay in the third person, however if the narrator sticks around and follows the protagonist it (obviously) shifts to the first person. A good sign that you're dealing with this trope is a statement along the lines of "...and that's when they met me, [insert name here]".

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This trope is when the person narrating the story is introduced as a character part way in and reveals this is who they are (although they might not do so immediately, this is usually the case). The narrator usually doesn't introduce themselves before this point (and may be assumed to be an OmniscientNarrator), [[PointOfView Omniscient Narrator]]), so it's usually TheReveal. At this point the narration might stay in the third person, however if the narrator sticks around and follows the protagonist it (obviously) shifts to the first person. A good sign that you're dealing with this trope is a statement along the lines of "...and that's when they met me, [insert name here]".
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