History Main / DidntSeeThatComing

18th Feb '17 11:51:13 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

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


Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/{{Paragon}}'', the Diamonds were in no way prepared to find out Steven existed, let alone that he was also a Diamond and capable of stopping Corruption.
13th Feb '17 10:28:07 PM DarkHunter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Clan Invasion in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', the Inner Sphere did not expect facing powerful high tech invaders with technology far more advanced than anything they have.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'': The Clan Invasion in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', AD 3050, which interrupted the [[SuccessionCrisis Fourth Succession War]]. The Inner Sphere was busy fighting among itself (again) when all of a sudden a ProudWarriorRace, descended from humans who had fled known space centuries ago and wielding much more advanced technology, appears from unexplored space and starts steamrolling everything in their path. It wound up being the first thing in over 400 years that actually got the various eternally warring factions of the Inner Sphere did not expect facing powerful high tech invaders with technology far more advanced than anything they have. to [[EnemyMine put aside their differences and team up]].
13th Feb '17 5:00:59 AM iroanxi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Robb became very surprised [[spoiler:with the fact that Hodor has become Walder and has not lost his wits.]]
7th Feb '17 1:53:36 PM starlight9
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Prince Vladimir, TheChessmaster in the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'', has developed elaborate plans for Myra and the Resistance. Everything goes smoothly, she falls into all of his traps, until [[spoiler: she escapes.]] He has never considered that [[spoiler: Armida, his lover, has plans of her own, and Myra comes up with a way to use them.]]
4th Feb '17 5:07:05 AM ScorpiusOB1
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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. The Russians were eventually able to get landers to last up to two hours on the surface.

to:

* 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. The Russians were eventually able to get landers to last up to two hours on the surface.surface[[note]]Those pressures are just part of the problem. The other part are those searing hot ''460°C''.[[/note]].



* ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', '''FULL STOP''': No one, not even Creator/{{Nintendo}} themselves, expected the game to be so insanely popular, to the grade entire organizations and world leaders are requesting Nintendo to do something on regulating the game somewhat, after players are trying to catch Pokémon in improper, sacred or forbidden places.

to:

* ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', '''FULL STOP''': No one, not even Creator/{{Nintendo}} themselves, expected the game to be so insanely popular, to the grade entire organizations and world leaders are requesting Nintendo to do something on regulating the game somewhat, after players are trying to catch Pokémon in improper, sacred [[TooDumbToLive dangerous]], sacred, or forbidden places.
29th Jan '17 2:13:08 AM ClockClockClock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the second to last episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', during the FinalBattle [[spoiler:Jinx]] [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides.]] Cyborg comments "I didn't see that coming". Control Freak nods in agreement while being pinned down by Cyborg.

to:

* In the second to last episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', during the FinalBattle [[spoiler:Jinx]] [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides.]] Cyborg comments "I didn't see "Now that coming".was unexpected". Control Freak nods in agreement while being pinned down by Cyborg.
26th Jan '17 1:14:30 AM luisedgarf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Mexican military has already done this as well, except with a sole, obvious exception, and for a very good reason: While they are completely aware about the possibility of being invaded by the U.S., they don't have specific plans about how to counter such kind of invasion, taking into account the military might of the American armed forces and [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar the previous experiences regarding this]], because almost every Mexican knows that the U.S. would cross the MoralEventHorizon if they try to invade Mexico ever again. Even if the Mexicans know the U.S. could win such a war effortlessly, the worldwide backdraft would be so big that even traditional American allies possibly would refuse to help the U.S. in such a case or even going against them. Many Mexicans know the only way such event could happen is if the U.S. turns into a dictatorship or into an authoritarian government, who leads to...


Added DiffLines:

** If a country didn't see someone like Trump coming, is definitively Mexico: The Mexican government didn't expected a situation like this since basically the ''UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar'' and the Mexican Revolution, both events that happened more than a century ago, because anyone in Mexico thought the U.S. would face a really big backlash if they tried to do something against Mexico even again, since the political consecuences both inside and outside the country would be too much to handle for any government. But the geopolitical situation has brutally changed in few years and now Mexico would have to face an uphill battle against a very hostile American government.
25th Jan '17 10:51:01 PM BentusiAvatar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', [[spoiler: Fontaine's]] plot to [[spoiler: get Jack to kill Andrew Ryan to let him take over Rapture]] went of without a ''hitch''....except for those Little Sisters....

to:

* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', [[spoiler: Fontaine's]] plot to [[spoiler: get Jack to kill Andrew Ryan to let him take over Rapture]] went of off without a ''hitch''....except for those Little Sisters....
12th Jan '17 9:23:44 AM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** It's hard to tell who is more surprised when Sam manages to kill a White Walker.
** No one expected Walder Frey would stoop so low as to violate SacredHospitality.
** Littlefinger planned to marry Lysa anyway but clearly didn't expect to marry her ''immediately''.
12th Jan '17 12:33:25 AM Kazmahu
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** And in the sequel ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'', none of the [=CPUs=] saw their defeat at the hands of Gold Third coming. [[spoiler:Neither did Gold Third, for that matter. This counts as an Unknowable Unknown for all involved as an extradimensional RealityWarper nobody knew about had just started screwing with events.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 527. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DidntSeeThatComing