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7th Feb '18 3:11:48 PM Bartzv
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** Similarly in ''Mega Man X5'', Sigma mentions during the final battle that he has a "partner" who hates X as well and provided him with a new body. Due to the story being nuked by ExecutiveMeddling, we never find out who this partner is and he [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse vanishes]] into the numerous other {{plot hole}}s in the following sequels. (WordOfGod claims he meant it to be [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]] in some form or another).

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** Similarly in ''Mega Man X5'', Sigma mentions during the final battle that he has a "partner" who hates X as well and provided him with a new body. Due to the story being nuked by ExecutiveMeddling, we never find out who this partner is and he [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse vanishes]] into the numerous other {{plot hole}}s in the following sequels. (WordOfGod WordOfGod claims he meant it to be [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]] in some form or another).another and the game does strongly hint at Wily's presence.
6th Feb '18 3:13:38 PM PaulA
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* The first story arc of ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' features an UpperClassTwit named Jimmy Wells, who occasionally drops hints that there's more to him than people think, and who tends to make excuses and leave quickly when something exciting happens; the clear implication is that he's the foppish alter-ego of the Phantom, like Lamont Cranston in ''Radio/TheShadow'' (or Bruce Wayne in ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'', except this was before Bruce Wayne had been invented). Eventually, the Phantom decides to reveal his true identity to his love interest -- and he's somebody completely different. It's generally assumed to be a case of an AbortedArc, where the writer originally did intend Jimmy Wells to be the Phantom but then had a more original idea partway through.
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19th Jan '18 11:24:38 PM Bartzv
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** ''Mega Man X4'' foreshadows [[spoiler:the title character's FaceHeelTurn]] for the SequelSeries ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. (Un)fortunately, because the series [[FranchiseZombie continued on after the creator's planned ending]], that plot twist never comes to be. [[spoiler:At least it succeeds in foreshadowing the Maverick Hunters' transformation into the evil Neo Arcadian regime. And said regime is ruled by an evil copy of X that Zero has to stop.]]

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** ''Mega Man X4'' foreshadows [[spoiler:the title character's FaceHeelTurn]] for the SequelSeries ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. (Un)fortunately, because the series [[FranchiseZombie continued on after the creator's planned ending]], that plot twist never comes to be. [[spoiler:At least it succeeds in foreshadowing the Maverick Hunters' transformation into the evil Neo Arcadian regime. And (Plus said regime is ruled by an evil copy of X that Zero has to stop.]])]]
19th Jan '18 11:22:25 PM Bartzv
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** ''Mega Man X4'' foreshadows [[spoiler:the title character's FaceHeelTurn]] for the SequelSeries ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. (Un)fortunately, because the series [[FranchiseZombie continued on after the creator's planned ending]], that plot twist never comes to be. [[spoiler:At least it succeeds in foreshadowing the Maverick Hunters' transformation into the evil Neo Arcadian regime.]]

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** ''Mega Man X4'' foreshadows [[spoiler:the title character's FaceHeelTurn]] for the SequelSeries ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. (Un)fortunately, because the series [[FranchiseZombie continued on after the creator's planned ending]], that plot twist never comes to be. [[spoiler:At least it succeeds in foreshadowing the Maverick Hunters' transformation into the evil Neo Arcadian regime. And said regime is ruled by an evil copy of X that Zero has to stop.]]
5th Jan '18 2:14:36 AM cinnabar
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* In Creator/VladimirNabokov's ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' there are several indications that [[spoiler: Humbert will murder the title character; and we know from the prologue that Humbert was arrested for murder after the novel's events. He won't.]]



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Neville Longbottom is revealed as having been a potential ChosenOne until the BigBad singled out Harry instead. He is plagued with memory problems, which are known to be a side-effect of an improperly performed LaserGuidedAmnesia curse. What deep, dark secret is lurking in the recesses of his mind? [[spoiler: [[Film/{{UHF}} NOTHING!]]]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Neville Longbottom is revealed as having been a potential ChosenOne until the BigBad singled out Harry instead. He is plagued with memory problems, which are known to be a side-effect of an improperly performed LaserGuidedAmnesia curse.problems. What deep, dark secret is lurking in the recesses of his mind? [[spoiler: [[Film/{{UHF}} NOTHING!]]]]
2nd Dec '17 12:53:34 PM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'': The last words of Chaos Warmaster Varan the Undefeatable ("That was unexpected.") are used as a quote at the beginning of a chapter, leading the reader to think it's a character wryly commenting on his betrayal (the other quotes are similarly humorous). When the actual character is seen in a later book, he actually screams the line, the reveal being that his CompellingVoice isn't the only thing he got out of worshipping the Chaos gods, they also gave him carapace-like skin and razor claws. Not that it stops Cain from dispatching him with a kickass ([[HilariousInHindsight and]] [[Memes/GameOfThrones prescient]]) PreMortemOneLiner ("[[spoiler:Commissar Donal]] sends his regards").
3rd Nov '17 4:50:20 PM Scistorm
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** Ash's Charizard returns late in the ''Black and White'' saga. [[spoiler:In a case of BaitAndSwitchCredits, he doesn't have an actual role in Team Plasma, let alone face Reshiram, like the opening theme suggested.]] And then, with the revelation that Mega Evolutions, introduced in the next generation, ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', many were thinking that since Charizard stayed on Ash's team until the end of ''Black and White'' (and never returned to the Charicific Valley), Ash would get access to the new mechanic (since Charizard is one of those confirmed to get Mega Evolutions [two, in fact]). The ''XY'' series came and went, and Ash ''never'' got to actually be a Mega user, in spite of having Charizard (and a whole LOT of other potential Mega candidates, for that matter). In fact, ''none'' of Ash's previous Pokemon at all in ''XY''.

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** Ash's Charizard returns late in the ''Black and White'' saga. [[spoiler:In a case of BaitAndSwitchCredits, he doesn't have an actual role in Team Plasma, let alone face Reshiram, like the opening theme suggested.]] And then, with the revelation that Mega Evolutions, introduced in the next generation, ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', many were thinking that since Charizard stayed on Ash's team until the end of ''Black and White'' (and never returned to the Charicific Valley), Ash would get access to the new mechanic (since Charizard is one of those confirmed to get Mega Evolutions [two, in fact]). The ''XY'' series came and went, and Ash ''never'' got to actually be a Mega user, in spite of having Charizard (and a whole LOT of other potential Mega candidates, for that matter). In fact, ''none'' of Ash's previous Pokemon appear at all in ''XY''.
3rd Nov '17 1:17:56 PM Scistorm
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** [[spoiler:The first episode of Unova implied Ash was Zekrom's chosen hero of ideals. The first time N makes his anime debut he seems to be Reshiram's chosen hero of truth. While they like each other well enough, N takes offence at Ash's chosen lifestyle as a Pokémon Trainer. So you think they will take command of each other's legendary and battle to see if truth or ideals wins the day as in the games? Nope, Ash gets N on his side before Reshiram appears and Reshiram leaves with little fuss. Zekrom doesn't even make an appearance.]]
** Ash's Charizard returns late in the ''Black and White'' saga. [[spoiler:In a case of BaitAndSwitchCredits, he doesn't have an actual role in Team Plasma, let alone face Reshiram, like the opening theme suggested.]] And then, the revelation that Mega Evolutions, introduced in the next generation, ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', many were thinking that since Charizard stayed on Ash's team from beginning to end of ''Black and White'' (and never returned to the Charicific Valley), Ash would get access to the new mechanic (since Charizard is one of those confirmed to get Mega Evolutions [two, in fact]). The ''X/Y'' series came and went, and Ash ''never'' got to actually be a Mega user, in spite of having Charizard (and a whole LOT of other potential Mega candidates, for that matter).

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** [[spoiler:The The first episode of Unova implied Ash was Zekrom's chosen hero of ideals. The first time N makes his anime debut he seems to be Reshiram's chosen hero of truth. While they like each other well enough, N takes offence at Ash's chosen lifestyle as a Pokémon Trainer. So you think they will take command of each other's legendary and battle to see if truth or ideals wins the day as in the games? Nope, Ash gets N on his side before Reshiram appears and Reshiram leaves with little fuss. Zekrom doesn't even make an appearance.]]
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*** This is apparently due to RealLifeWritesThePlot; Team Plasma had been planned to debut early in ''BW'', but the March 2011 earthquake in Japan caused those episodes to be shelved. What info exists on those episodes implies that N was planned to be the king of Team Plasma, like in the games. Instead, Team Plasma debuts much later, with their BW2 designs, while N has already split from them long before meeting Ash.
** Ash's Charizard returns late in the ''Black and White'' saga. [[spoiler:In a case of BaitAndSwitchCredits, he doesn't have an actual role in Team Plasma, let alone face Reshiram, like the opening theme suggested.]] And then, with the revelation that Mega Evolutions, introduced in the next generation, ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', many were thinking that since Charizard stayed on Ash's team from beginning to until the end of ''Black and White'' (and never returned to the Charicific Valley), Ash would get access to the new mechanic (since Charizard is one of those confirmed to get Mega Evolutions [two, in fact]). The ''X/Y'' ''XY'' series came and went, and Ash ''never'' got to actually be a Mega user, in spite of having Charizard (and a whole LOT of other potential Mega candidates, for that matter).matter). In fact, ''none'' of Ash's previous Pokemon at all in ''XY''.
17th Oct '17 4:33:41 PM eroock
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See also TheUntwist, BaitAndSwitch, RedHerring. This trope also includes any and all subversions of ChekhovsGun; see that page for examples.

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See also TheUntwist, BaitAndSwitch, RedHerring.RedHerring, RedHerringMole. This trope also includes any and all subversions of ChekhovsGun; see that page for examples.
21st Aug '17 12:52:24 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' we see various versions of [[KidHero Finn]]--via {{Reincarnation}}, an AlternateTimeline and a YearInsideHourOutside lived-a-whole-different-life situation--who [[AnArmAndALeg lose one arm]] and get a [[ArtificalLimbs robotic replacement]]. Eventually, Finn ''does'' lose an arm...[[ResetButton and then gets it back a few episodes later]], through weird means in an episode that was already disliked for other reasons. Though they technically ''did'' follow through with (half) of their {{Foreshadowing}}, many fans cried foul, and eventually [[AuthorsSavingThrow Finn lost his arm again]], this time getting a robotic replacement. He even explained away his AngstWhatAngst by admitting that [[FandomNod this felt right somehow]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' we see various versions of [[KidHero Finn]]--via {{Reincarnation}}, an AlternateTimeline and a YearInsideHourOutside lived-a-whole-different-life situation--who [[AnArmAndALeg lose one arm]] and get a [[ArtificalLimbs [[ArtificialLimbs robotic replacement]]. Eventually, Finn ''does'' lose an arm...[[ResetButton and then gets it back a few episodes later]], through weird means in an episode that was already disliked for other reasons. Though they technically ''did'' follow through with (half) of their {{Foreshadowing}}, many fans cried foul, and eventually [[AuthorsSavingThrow Finn lost his arm again]], this time getting a robotic replacement. He even explained away his AngstWhatAngst by admitting that [[FandomNod this felt right somehow]].
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