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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]".
10th Mar '17 10:19:40 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, 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]".

Naturally this can invoke a bit of FridgeLogic; how accurate was the narrator's previous narration when he wasn't present? While he could certainly have been told about it later, he could just as easily be an UnreliableNarrator (although this twist is rarely seen along with this trope unless it applies to the whole story).

This trope often goes hand in hand with HowWeGotHere (since the narrator's narrating events that took place before he began talking), it may also use InMediasRes if it starts with the point where the narrator joins the story. Often overlaps with NarratorAllAlong, where the narrator's identity isn't revealed until the very end of the story, as a twist.

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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, 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]".

Naturally this can invoke a bit of FridgeLogic; how accurate was the narrator's previous narration when he wasn't they weren't present? While he they could certainly have been told about it later, he they could just as easily be have been an UnreliableNarrator (although this twist is rarely seen along with this trope unless it applies to the whole story).

This trope often goes hand in hand with HowWeGotHere (since the narrator's narrating events that took place before he they began talking), it may also use InMediasRes if it starts with the point where the narrator joins the story. Often overlaps with NarratorAllAlong, where the narrator's identity isn't revealed until the very end of the story, as a twist.
8th Mar '17 10:23:31 PM bwburke94
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* The narrator of ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebAnimation/RWBY RWBY]]'' is [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]

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* The narrator of ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebAnimation/RWBY RWBY]]'' ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is revealed in Volume 3 to be [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]
12th Dec '16 5:40:14 PM shawnvw
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* ''Film/{{Posse}}'', the onscreen narrator is played by the elderly Woody Strode. At the movie's climax, Jessie gives a little boy his book; cut to the narrator reading the book.
20th Nov '16 10:43:40 AM haxxr
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* The narrator of ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/RWBY RWBY]]'' is [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]

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* The narrator of ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/RWBY php/WebAnimation/RWBY RWBY]]'' is [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]
20th Nov '16 10:42:31 AM haxxr
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* The narrator of ''[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]'' is [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]

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* The narrator of ''[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]'' ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/RWBY RWBY]]'' is [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]
20th Nov '16 10:40:39 AM haxxr
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* The narrator of ''WebAnimation/RWBY'' is [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]

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* The narrator of ''WebAnimation/RWBY'' ''[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]'' is [[spoiler:Salem, the BigBad of the series.]]
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