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30th Apr '16 11:50:15 PM aran
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** The reveal of [[spoiler:Law's full name: Trafalgar D. Water Law]] via flashback. Seems minor, but considering [[spoiler:carriers of the D. name are widely seen as bearers of calamity and the natural-born enemies of the ruling government]], it's shocking that in the years since his introduction, [[spoiler:there's been another carrier of the D. initial the entire time and ''we had no clue'']].

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** The reveal of [[spoiler:Law's full name: Trafalgar D. Water Law]] via flashback. Seems minor, but considering [[spoiler:carriers of the D. name are widely seen reknowned as bearers of calamity calamity, their every move impactful on a ''global scale'', and the natural-born enemies of the ruling government]], it's shocking that in the years ''years'' since his introduction, [[spoiler:there's [[spoiler:Law has been another carrier of walking around with the D. initial to his name the entire time and ''we had no clue'']].absolutely '''no clue''' '']].
30th Apr '16 11:41:40 PM aran
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**The reveal of [[spoiler:Law's full name: Trafalgar D. Water Law]] via flashback. Seems minor, but considering [[spoiler:carriers of the D. name are widely seen as bearers of calamity and the natural-born enemies of the ruling government]], it's shocking that in the years since his introduction, [[spoiler:there's been another carrier of the D. initial the entire time and ''we had no clue'']].
25th Apr '16 5:27:26 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': [[AncientConspiracy SEELE]] has this reaction to [[spoiler:Toji appearing by piloting Jet Alone and the death of the first MP-EVA.]] Their following argument gets so heated that they don't even notice that [[spoiler:his leader is dying.]]
24th Apr '16 5:50:59 AM tsstevens
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/PhoneBooth'' where The Sniper threatens to kill Stu if he reveals who he is talking to. Upon hearing he's talking to his psychiatrist he bursts out laughing, seeing the move as inspired and preventing the police from listening in.
8th Apr '16 9:21:16 AM Jhonny
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* Part of the reason why the 1929 Great Depression and the 2007 Great Recession were so devastating was the fact that they happened due to things that were seen as inevitable in hindsight, yet almost nobody - certainly nobody in any position of power - saw them coming. In the 1930s the world economy was wrecked among other things due to the fact that many companies had refinanced long term investments with short term loans. [[WhattCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong with that?]] The crisis was exacerbated when a major bank collapsed in Austria and no government saw a need to bail them out ("Too big to fail" was not a common term back then), which led to a run on the banks and the collapse of any domestic European credit market, after American banks already started calling back their credits to European debtors. In 2007 the thing nobody saw coming was that housing prices could ever go down in a country with a growing population. Ultimately the whole house of cards that was built on the assumption of perpetually growing prices in the housing market came tumbling down, taking the US economy and shortly thereafter the European economy with it.

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* Part of the reason why the 1929 Great Depression and the 2007 Great Recession were so devastating was the fact that they happened due to things that were seen as inevitable in hindsight, yet almost nobody - certainly nobody in any position of power - saw them coming. In the 1930s the world economy was wrecked among other things due to the fact that many companies had refinanced long term investments with short term loans. [[WhattCouldPossiblyGoWrong [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong with that?]] The crisis was exacerbated when a major bank collapsed in Austria and no government saw a need to bail them out ("Too big to fail" was not a common term back then), which led to a run on the banks and the collapse of any domestic European credit market, after American banks already started calling back their credits to European debtors. In 2007 the thing nobody saw coming was that housing prices could ever go down in a country with a growing population. Ultimately the whole house of cards that was built on the assumption of perpetually growing prices in the housing market came tumbling down, taking the US economy and shortly thereafter the European economy with it.
8th Apr '16 9:21:01 AM Jhonny
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* Part of the reason why the 1929 Great Depression and the 2007 Great Recession were so devastating was the fact that they happened due to things that were seen as inevitable in hindsight, yet almost nobody - certainly nobody in any position of power - saw them coming. In the 1930s the world economy was wrecked among other things due to the fact that many companies had refinanced long term investments with short term loans. [[WhattCanPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong with that?]] The crisis was exacerbated when a major bank collapsed in Austria and no government saw a need to bail them out ("Too big to fail" was not a common term back then), which led to a run on the banks and the collapse of any domestic European credit market, after American banks already started calling back their credits to European debtors. In 2007 the thing nobody saw coming was that housing prices could ever go down in a country with a growing population. Ultimately the whole house of cards that was built on the assumption of perpetually growing prices in the housing market came tumbling down, taking the US economy and shortly thereafter the European economy with it.

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* Part of the reason why the 1929 Great Depression and the 2007 Great Recession were so devastating was the fact that they happened due to things that were seen as inevitable in hindsight, yet almost nobody - certainly nobody in any position of power - saw them coming. In the 1930s the world economy was wrecked among other things due to the fact that many companies had refinanced long term investments with short term loans. [[WhattCanPossiblyGoWrong [[WhattCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong with that?]] The crisis was exacerbated when a major bank collapsed in Austria and no government saw a need to bail them out ("Too big to fail" was not a common term back then), which led to a run on the banks and the collapse of any domestic European credit market, after American banks already started calling back their credits to European debtors. In 2007 the thing nobody saw coming was that housing prices could ever go down in a country with a growing population. Ultimately the whole house of cards that was built on the assumption of perpetually growing prices in the housing market came tumbling down, taking the US economy and shortly thereafter the European economy with it.
8th Apr '16 9:18:40 AM Jhonny
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* During the last days of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic, many politicians tried to invoke this trope, justifying actions that broke either the letter or the spirit of the constitution with the statement that those were "Emergencies not foreseen by the constitution". One of those was the son of President Paul von Hindenburg, who worked his elderly father in order to get what he wanted, which led to many on the left joking about the "President's son not foreseen by the constitution". Ultimately, it was an unknown known - Adolf Hitler who had actually been very direct about his intentions that brought the Weimar Republic down.
8th Apr '16 9:13:39 AM Jhonny
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* Part of the reason why the 1929 Great Depression and the 2007 Great Recession were so devastating was the fact that they happened due to things that were seen as inevitable in hindsight, yet almost nobody - certainly nobody in any position of power - saw them coming. In the 1930s the world economy was wrecked among other things due to the fact that many companies had refinanced long term investments with short term loans. [[WhattCanPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong with that?]] The crisis was exacerbated when a major bank collapsed in Austria and no government saw a need to bail them out ("Too big to fail" was not a common term back then), which led to a run on the banks and the collapse of any domestic European credit market, after American banks already started calling back their credits to European debtors. In 2007 the thing nobody saw coming was that housing prices could ever go down in a country with a growing population. Ultimately the whole house of cards that was built on the assumption of perpetually growing prices in the housing market came tumbling down, taking the US economy and shortly thereafter the European economy with it.
7th Apr '16 7:55:27 PM StevieC
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* Engineers responsible for designing space-probes to land on Venus assumed its atmosphere had similar pressures at ground level to what Earth has at sea-level. Because ground-level pressures on Venus are roughly equal to pressures a half-mile ''underwater'' in Earth's oceans, scientists were certainly NOT expecting the landers to stop sending signals at '''crush-depth''' before even reaching the ground on Venus. After that, they brought in engineers who specialize in designing deep-sea submersibles to devise a way to gather data on the ground of Venus and to transmit that data to Earth.
29th Mar '16 6:46:49 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/GettingItRight for all of his planning Aizen didn't foresee using Orihime as a HumanShield backfiring through an act of self-sacrifice.

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* In ''Fanfic/GettingItRight ''Fanfic/GettingItRight'' for all of his planning Aizen didn't foresee using Orihime as a HumanShield backfiring through an act of self-sacrifice.



* In Ben Counter's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/HorusHeresy novel ''Galaxy in Flames'', when Angron attacks [[spoiler:the survivors of their treacherous attack]], Horus is enraged -- with himself.
-->''"Angron is a killer!" snapped Horus, rounding on his Mournival son. "He solves every problem with raw violence. He attacks first and thinks latter, if he thinks at all. And yet I never saw this!"''
** Later on, Lion El'Jonson, one of the deadliest combat primarchs, utterly destroys the favored Daemon of the God of Fate, impaling it through the heart as it gives him a fancy speech about how omniscient it and it's master are:
-->''[[LampshadeHanging Did you see that coming?]]''

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* In Ben Counter's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/HorusHeresy 40000}}'':
** In Ben Counter's ''Literature/HorusHeresy''
novel ''Galaxy in Flames'', when Angron attacks [[spoiler:the survivors of their treacherous attack]], Horus is enraged -- with himself.
-->''"Angron --->''"Angron is a killer!" snapped Horus, rounding on his Mournival son. "He solves every problem with raw violence. He attacks first and thinks latter, if he thinks at all. And yet I never saw this!"''
** Later on, Lion El'Jonson, one of the deadliest combat primarchs, utterly destroys the favored Daemon of the God of Fate, impaling it through the heart as it gives him a fancy speech about how omniscient it and it's its master are:
-->''[[LampshadeHanging --->''[[LampshadeHanging Did you see that coming?]]''
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