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29th Jan '16 5:31:31 PM nombretomado
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* In the SvenHassel novels when a main character dies his relatives or girlfriend is told he was shot in the head and felt no pain, instead of a slow death trapped in a burning tank or with their body ripped open in no-man's land.

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* In the SvenHassel Creator/SvenHassel novels when a main character dies his relatives or girlfriend is told he was shot in the head and felt no pain, instead of a slow death trapped in a burning tank or with their body ripped open in no-man's land.
2nd Jan '16 10:35:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'', Sookie and her brother Jason were raised by their grandmother after both parents died during a flood. After discovering that their Gran actually had an affair with a fairy that resulted in their father's birth, it is revealed that a clan of water fairies were responsible for the deaths because their fairy ancestors had been at war for quite some time.

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* In ''TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'', ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'', Sookie and her brother Jason were raised by their grandmother after both parents died during a flood. After discovering that their Gran actually had an affair with a fairy that resulted in their father's birth, it is revealed that a clan of water fairies were responsible for the deaths because their fairy ancestors had been at war for quite some time.
13th Dec '15 3:20:02 PM Doug86
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* Inverted in ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'': [=McGill=] finds out his wife has told his daughters that he got hit by a train, rather than tell them he was sent to jail.

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* Inverted in ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'': ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'': [=McGill=] finds out his wife has told his daughters that he got hit by a train, rather than tell them he was sent to jail.
8th Dec '15 12:00:42 PM erforce
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* In the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' series, the wife of Martin Riggs, one of the protagonists, was said to have been killed in a car accident. Turns out in ''Lethal Weapon 2'' that the "accident" in question was a deliberate hit-and-run by that movie's BigBad that was meant to kill Riggs himself but got her instead.

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* In the first ''Film/LethalWeapon'' series, film, the wife of Martin Riggs, one of the protagonists, was said to have been killed in a car accident. Turns out in ''Lethal Weapon 2'' ''Film/LethalWeapon2'' that the "accident" in question was a deliberate hit-and-run by that movie's BigBad that was meant to kill Riggs himself but got her instead.
24th Aug '15 11:28:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* On the in-universe eponymous TV show in the film ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', Truman Burbank's father was [[PutOnABus written out]] and his death staged as drowning in order to give Truman a fear of water that would discourage him from boating (and thus discovering that his entire life was faked). When the actor who'd played Truman's father made it back onto the set and encountered the adult Truman, he was duly [[TheBusCameBack written back in]].

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* On the in-universe eponymous TV show in the film ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', Truman Burbank's father was [[PutOnABus written out]] out and his death staged as drowning in order to give Truman a fear of water that would discourage him from boating (and thus discovering that his entire life was faked). When the actor who'd played Truman's father made it back onto the set and encountered the adult Truman, he was duly [[TheBusCameBack [[BackFromTheDead written back in]].
20th Jun '15 1:28:53 AM Alvin
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Motive}}'' reveals that the VictimofTheWeek was killed for trying to confess to a hit-and-run of a woman's first boyfriend. The victim and his buddy then threw the boyfriend off a bridge to make it look like a suicide (it helped that the woman had just rejected his marriage proposal). The killer was the driver, who has just proposed to the same woman.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Motive}}'' reveals that the VictimofTheWeek VictimOfTheWeek was killed for trying to confess to a hit-and-run of a woman's first boyfriend. The victim and his buddy then threw the boyfriend off a bridge to make it look like a suicide (it helped that the woman had just rejected his marriage proposal). The killer was the driver, who has just proposed to the same woman.
20th Jun '15 1:26:57 AM Alvin
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* In {{Hamlet}}, Hamlet's father appears to him as a ghost and tells Hamlet that Claudio poisoned him, the senior Hamlet, instead of his death being natural.

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* In {{Hamlet}}, ''{{Hamlet}}'', Hamlet's father appears to him as a ghost and tells Hamlet that Claudio poisoned him, the senior Hamlet, instead of his death being natural.
17th Jun '15 2:13:40 AM TompaDompa
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* ''StarWars'': in ''Film/ANewHope'' Luke was told by Uncle Owen that his father was a navigator on a spice freighter and died during the Clone Wars, and Obi-Wan Kenobi told him that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered his father. In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' Luke [[LukeIAmYourFather learns that Darth Vader is his father, from Vader himself]]. Luke was lied to so he wouldn't go in search of Darth Vader and get into trouble. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, that worked out.]]

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* ''StarWars'': ''Film/StarWars'': in ''Film/ANewHope'' Luke was told by Uncle Owen that his father was a navigator on a spice freighter and died during the Clone Wars, and Obi-Wan Kenobi told him that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered his father. In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' Luke [[LukeIAmYourFather learns that Darth Vader is his father, from Vader himself]]. Luke was lied to so he wouldn't go in search of Darth Vader and get into trouble. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, that worked out.]]
3rd May '15 8:40:21 PM nombretomado
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* During the "Storm of Souls" arc in ''DominicDeegan'', the title character uses his Second Sight to discover the creation of the famous golem hero Acibek. Part of the creation process included sacrificing living souls to give Acibek life. In this case, the souls of a few of the creator's followers' relatives were unwillingly sacrificed. The creator had lied about their causes of death, but Acibek divined the truth from those souls and revealed it to all. He also said that they weren't suffering, and were part of his "perfect collective".

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* During the "Storm of Souls" arc in ''DominicDeegan'', ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', the title character uses his Second Sight to discover the creation of the famous golem hero Acibek. Part of the creation process included sacrificing living souls to give Acibek life. In this case, the souls of a few of the creator's followers' relatives were unwillingly sacrificed. The creator had lied about their causes of death, but Acibek divined the truth from those souls and revealed it to all. He also said that they weren't suffering, and were part of his "perfect collective".
28th Apr '15 4:14:31 PM nombretomado
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* On AsTheWorldTurns, the backstory behind brothers Jack and Brad's estrangement is that Brad killed their father while driving drunk. Brad's girlfriend Camille finally gets fed up with Jack's downright abusive treatment of Brad and informs him that is was their ''mother'' who was the drunk driver in question. Brad took the blame knowing how much Jack adored their mother and not wanting to mess up the family anymore than it was already.
* ''GeneralHospital''. For years, Laura believed that her mother Leslie had died in a car accident, only for it to turn out that she had been deliberately run off the road by minions of Helena Cassadine. Then the whole thing turned out to be a subversion with the revelation that Leslie wasn't dead at all and had been held prisoner by the Cassadines for years.

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* On AsTheWorldTurns, ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'', the backstory behind brothers Jack and Brad's estrangement is that Brad killed their father while driving drunk. Brad's girlfriend Camille finally gets fed up with Jack's downright abusive treatment of Brad and informs him that is was their ''mother'' who was the drunk driver in question. Brad took the blame knowing how much Jack adored their mother and not wanting to mess up the family anymore than it was already.
* ''GeneralHospital''.''Series/GeneralHospital''. For years, Laura believed that her mother Leslie had died in a car accident, only for it to turn out that she had been deliberately run off the road by minions of Helena Cassadine. Then the whole thing turned out to be a subversion with the revelation that Leslie wasn't dead at all and had been held prisoner by the Cassadines for years.
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