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12th Oct '17 11:37:57 AM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' pulled this on a meta level with RoleReprisal. Cindy Morgan (Lora and Yori) was brought back to the franchise to play an entirely different character (the BenevolentAI [=Ma3a=]), with Lora Baines-Bradley killed off in the {{Backstory}}, but at the halfway point in the game, you stumble on the StoryBreadcrumbs that reveal that [=Ma3a=] really ''is'' Lora ([[BrainUploading what's left of her consciousness anyway]]) merged with an AI. This makes Morgan (along with David Warner and Jeff Bridges) the third actor to play three different roles in the franchise.



* ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' pulled this on a meta level with RoleReprisal. Sure, they got Boxleitner to reprise Alan Bradley, but Cindy Morgan (Lora and Yori) was brought back to play an entirely different character (the BenevolentAI [=Ma3a=]), with Lora Baines-Bradley killed off in the {{Backstory}}, but at the halfway point in the game, you stumble on the StoryBreadcrumbs that reveal that [=Ma3a=] really ''is'' Lora ([[BrainUploading what's left of her consciousness anyway]]) merged with an AI. This makes Morgan (along with David Warner and Jeff Bridges) the third actor to play three different roles in the franchise.

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* ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' pulled this on a meta level with RoleReprisal. Sure, they got Boxleitner to reprise Alan Bradley, but Cindy Morgan (Lora and Yori) was brought back to play an entirely different character (the BenevolentAI [=Ma3a=]), with Lora Baines-Bradley killed off in the {{Backstory}}, but at the halfway point in the game, you stumble on the StoryBreadcrumbs that reveal that [=Ma3a=] really ''is'' Lora ([[BrainUploading what's left of her consciousness anyway]]) merged with an AI. This makes Morgan (along with David Warner and Jeff Bridges) the third actor to play three different roles in the franchise.
10th Oct '17 12:51:57 PM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' pulled this on a meta level with RoleReprisal. Sure, they got Boxleitner to reprise Alan Bradley, but Cindy Morgan (Lora and Yori) was brought back to play an entirely different character (the BenevolentAI [=Ma3a=]), with Lora Baines-Bradley killed off in the {{Backstory}}, but at the halfway point in the game, you stumble on the StoryBreadcrumbs that reveal that [=Ma3a=] really ''is'' Lora ([[BrainUploading what's left of her consciousness anyway]]) merged with an AI. This makes Morgan (along with David Warner and Jeff Bridges) the third actor to play three different roles in the franchise.
13th Aug '17 2:40:47 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker really loves this trope. An especially ingenious one is in the short story "Laughter After Midnight," in which he's walking home after being thrown out of a blimp by Batman (and [[JokerImmunity surviving, of course]]). Feeling hungry, the Joker stops by a donut shop - frightening away the other customers - and helps himself to some jelly donuts before putting them over his eyes like a mask and saying "This is a stick-up, see?" to the man at the counter. Thinking the Joker has a gun, the man frantically pulls open the register and says the Joker can have everything in it - only to be reassured that "I'm just funning with you, keed." Then, in a ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment very]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristic move]], the Joker pulls out a wad of dollar bills and pays the man for the donuts. But then the man notices that the bills are counterfeits with the Joker's face on them - and the Joker explains that he coated them with a toxic chemical that can only be activated by human sweat (which the counter guy has been releasing buckets of because he was so afraid of being shot). Long story short, the donut man is exposed to "Joker Venom" and dies after all with a [[UndeathlyPallor whitened]], [[GoOutWithASmile perpetually smiling face]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker CompleteMonster/TheJoker really loves this trope. An especially ingenious one is in the short story "Laughter After Midnight," in which he's walking home after being thrown out of a blimp by Batman (and [[JokerImmunity surviving, of course]]). Feeling hungry, the Joker stops by a donut shop - frightening away the other customers - and helps himself to some jelly donuts before putting them over his eyes like a mask and saying "This is a stick-up, see?" to the man at the counter. Thinking the Joker has a gun, the man frantically pulls open the register and says the Joker can have everything in it - only to be reassured that "I'm just funning with you, keed." Then, in a ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment very]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristic move]], the Joker pulls out a wad of dollar bills and pays the man for the donuts. But then the man notices that the bills are counterfeits with the Joker's face on them - and the Joker explains that he coated them with a toxic chemical that can only be activated by human sweat (which the counter guy has been releasing buckets of because he was so afraid of being shot). Long story short, the donut man is exposed to "Joker Venom" and dies after all with a [[UndeathlyPallor whitened]], [[GoOutWithASmile perpetually smiling face]].
20th May '17 4:57:25 AM TitaniumDragon
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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'' has audio logs where the rest of the crew accuses TOM, the AI of the mission, of mind controlling them via their implants. Sure enough, Ava, the protagonist, soon enters an area where "YOU ARE BEING CONTROLLED", "DRONE", and "TOM'S SLAVE" is written all over the place. As Ava progresses through this area, the player increasingly loses control over her, drawn along a certain path, their vision glitching out as Ava approaches a Faraday cage which the crew promises will free Ava of TOM's mind control. Typical mind control plot, right? [[spoiler: Wrong! When Ava finally enters the cage, the player's vision cuts out entirely, to be replaced by an overhead camera view of Ava in the cage. TOM wasn't taking control over her - he was *losing* control over her. The player is not playing the game from the point of view of Ava, they're playing the game from the point of view of TOM, the malevolent AI, and have been mind controlling Ava for the entire game up to that point.]]
22nd Apr '17 12:01:16 PM Rungles
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* British KentBrockmanNews show ''Series/TheDayToday'' featured [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjx2pclJQew a sketch]] premised on a (fake) trailer for a (fake) BBC retrospective on changing attitudes at the broadcaster, with several (fake) shows serving as case studies. One of these shows was a [[OopNorth Northern England]]-set soap called ''Frampton Row'', referred to as the "first popular weekly serial to use swear words" - footage from the show depicts a woman having a conversation with a newspaper vendor, whom she tells "I'm not made of money, especially not since Eddie Copsy and his bloomin' lids!", the gag seemingly that where the viewer was expecting to hear genuine cuss words, they instead got a CurseOfTheAncients. However, as the woman hands over money to buy a newspaper, she jovially tells the vendor, "There you are, ya big hairy cock!" and then as she turns to leave, the vendor casually sees her off with "Ta-ra, ya shitter!"

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* British KentBrockmanNews show ''Series/TheDayToday'' featured [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjx2pclJQew a sketch]] premised on a (fake) trailer for a (fake) BBC retrospective on changing attitudes at the broadcaster, with several (fake) shows serving as case studies. One of these shows was a [[OopNorth Northern England]]-set soap called ''Frampton Row'', referred to as the "first popular weekly serial to use swear words" - footage from the show depicts a woman having a conversation with a newspaper vendor, whom she tells "I'm not made of money, especially not since Eddie Copsy and his bloomin' '''bloomin'''' lids!", the gag seemingly that where the viewer was expecting to hear genuine cuss words, they instead got a CurseOfTheAncients. However, as the woman hands over money to buy a newspaper, she jovially tells the vendor, "There you are, ya big hairy cock!" and then as she turns to leave, the vendor casually sees her off with "Ta-ra, ya shitter!"
22nd Apr '17 11:54:01 AM Rungles
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* British KentBrockmanNews show ''Series/TheDayToday'' featured [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjx2pclJQew a sketch]] premised on a (fake) trailer for a (fake) BBC retrospective on changing attitudes at the broadcaster, with several (fake) shows serving as case studies. One of these shows was an [[OopNorth Northern England]]-set soap called ''Frampton Row'', referred to as the "first popular weekly serial to use swear words" - footage from the show depicts a woman having conversation with a newspaper vendor, whom she tells "I'm not made of money, especially not since Eddie Copsy and his bloomin' lids!", the gag seemingly that where the viewer was expecting to hear genuine cuss words, they instead got a CurseOfTheAncients. However, as the woman hands over money to buy a newspaper, she jovially tells the vendor, "There you are, ya big hairy cock!" and then as she turns to leave, the vendor casually sees her off with "Ta-ra, ya shitter!"

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* British KentBrockmanNews show ''Series/TheDayToday'' featured [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjx2pclJQew a sketch]] premised on a (fake) trailer for a (fake) BBC retrospective on changing attitudes at the broadcaster, with several (fake) shows serving as case studies. One of these shows was an a [[OopNorth Northern England]]-set soap called ''Frampton Row'', referred to as the "first popular weekly serial to use swear words" - footage from the show depicts a woman having a conversation with a newspaper vendor, whom she tells "I'm not made of money, especially not since Eddie Copsy and his bloomin' lids!", the gag seemingly that where the viewer was expecting to hear genuine cuss words, they instead got a CurseOfTheAncients. However, as the woman hands over money to buy a newspaper, she jovially tells the vendor, "There you are, ya big hairy cock!" and then as she turns to leave, the vendor casually sees her off with "Ta-ra, ya shitter!"
22nd Apr '17 11:50:25 AM Rungles
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* British FakeNewsShow ''Series/TheDayToday'' featured [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjx2pclJQew a sketch]] premised on a (fake) trailer for a (fake) BBC retrospective on changing attitudes at the broadcaster, with several (fake) shows serving as case studies. One of these shows was an [[OopNorth Northern England]]-set soap called ''Frampton Row'', referred to as the "first popular weekly serial to use swear words" - footage from the show depicts a woman having conversation with a newspaper vendor, whom she tells "I'm not made of money, especially not since Eddie Copsy and his bloomin' lids!". It seems like a CurseOfTheAncients gag at this point. However, as the woman hands over money to buy a newspaper, she jovially tells the vendor, "There you are, ya big hairy cock!" and then as she turns to leave, the vendor casually says "Ta-ra, ya shitter!"

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* British FakeNewsShow KentBrockmanNews show ''Series/TheDayToday'' featured [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjx2pclJQew a sketch]] premised on a (fake) trailer for a (fake) BBC retrospective on changing attitudes at the broadcaster, with several (fake) shows serving as case studies. One of these shows was an [[OopNorth Northern England]]-set soap called ''Frampton Row'', referred to as the "first popular weekly serial to use swear words" - footage from the show depicts a woman having conversation with a newspaper vendor, whom she tells "I'm not made of money, especially not since Eddie Copsy and his bloomin' lids!". It seems like a CurseOfTheAncients lids!", the gag at this point. seemingly that where the viewer was expecting to hear genuine cuss words, they instead got a CurseOfTheAncients. However, as the woman hands over money to buy a newspaper, she jovially tells the vendor, "There you are, ya big hairy cock!" and then as she turns to leave, the vendor casually says sees her off with "Ta-ra, ya shitter!"
22nd Apr '17 11:45:12 AM Rungles
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* British FakeNewsShow ''Series/TheDayToday'' featured [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjx2pclJQew a sketch]] premised on a (fake) trailer for a (fake) BBC retrospective on changing attitudes at the broadcaster, with several (fake) shows serving as case studies. One of these shows was an [[OopNorth Northern England]]-set soap called ''Frampton Row'', referred to as the "first popular weekly serial to use swear words" - footage from the show depicts a woman having conversation with a newspaper vendor, whom she tells "I'm not made of money, especially not since Eddie Copsy and his bloomin' lids!". It seems like a CurseOfTheAncients gag at this point. However, as the woman hands over money to buy a newspaper, she jovially tells the vendor, "There you are, ya big hairy cock!" and then as she turns to leave, the vendor casually says "Ta-ra, ya shitter!"
10th Apr '17 8:59:23 AM Rebu
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29th Mar '17 7:15:05 PM jedidarrick
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* CainAndAbel is subverted brilliantly at the end of the first season of ''Series/{{Borgia}}''. [[folder:Juan]] has been found dead, and no one knows who killed him--but it's really starting to look like it was his little brother Cesare. The brothers fight a lot, and are bother ''very'' hot-headed--it's very easy to image what could've happened. Cesare [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember what he did that night]]. [[spoiler:Juan]] always [[BigBrotherBully bullied him]]. Cesare is {{the Unfavourite}}, and AlwaysSecondBest. When Cesare really starts to believe it was him, he goes to their sister, Lucrezia, and tells her what he thinks he's done. She swears he ''didn't'' kill him... because [[spoiler:''she'' did]].

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* CainAndAbel is subverted brilliantly at the end of the first season of ''Series/{{Borgia}}''. [[folder:Juan]] [[spoiler:Juan]] has been found dead, and no one knows who killed him--but it's really starting to look like it was his little brother Cesare. The brothers fight a lot, and are bother ''very'' hot-headed--it's very easy to image what could've happened. Cesare [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember what he did that night]]. [[spoiler:Juan]] always [[BigBrotherBully bullied him]]. Cesare is {{the Unfavourite}}, and AlwaysSecondBest. When Cesare really starts to believe it was him, he goes to their sister, Lucrezia, and tells her what he thinks he's done. She swears he ''didn't'' kill him... because [[spoiler:''she'' did]].
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