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24th May '17 11:17:31 AM HighCrate
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* In the beginning of the Literature/LordPeterWimsey mystery ''The Nine Tailors'', the bumbling vicar explains how his dear old clock is going a bit slow these days. He always sets it an hour early when he winds it on Sunday morning - but if you can only remember that it is before time on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, accurate on Wednesday, and late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, why, it's a very excellent clock indeed! The GenreSavvy mystery reader expects a tricky alibi problem, but it never happens. The clock is only mentioned once more in the book. Lord Peter's manservant and the vicar's maid has an argument about cleaning it.

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* In the beginning of the Literature/LordPeterWimsey mystery ''The Nine Tailors'', the bumbling vicar explains how his dear old clock is going a bit slow these days. He always sets it an hour early when he winds it on Sunday morning - but if you can only remember that it is before time on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, accurate on Wednesday, and late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, why, it's a very excellent clock indeed! The GenreSavvy mystery reader expects a tricky alibi problem, but it never happens. The clock is only mentioned once more in the book. Lord Peter's manservant and the vicar's maid has an argument about cleaning it.



* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'' has the action figures of enemies and bosses, each with voices and "attack actions" that you can often buy before encountering said enemies. Typically they serve as a heads-up to what kind of enemies you'll be facing next. [[spoiler:However, you [[TheUnfought never fight Colonel Capricolla]] and it turns out [[ReverseMole he's been helping you the entire time]]. The pistol, sound effects, and [[CallingYourAttacks battle cries]] made by his action figure are only there to keep GenreSavvy players from discovering the big twist.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'' has the action figures of enemies and bosses, each with voices and "attack actions" that you can often buy before encountering said enemies. Typically they serve as a heads-up to what kind of enemies you'll be facing next. [[spoiler:However, you [[TheUnfought never fight Colonel Capricolla]] and it turns out [[ReverseMole he's been helping you the entire time]]. The pistol, sound effects, and [[CallingYourAttacks battle cries]] made by his action figure are only there to keep GenreSavvy players from discovering the big twist.]]
15th May '17 2:31:24 PM Crino37
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Sometimes an author will spend a lot of time blatantly {{Foreshadowing}} something, only to play with the audience's heads. When TheReveal comes, the promised (implied, really) development never occurs. Which, by the way, is {{Irony}}. May be the result of an AbortedArc.

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Sometimes an author will spend a lot of time blatantly {{Foreshadowing}} something, only to play with the audience's heads. When TheReveal comes, the promised (implied, really) development never occurs. Which, by the way, is {{Irony}}. May be an OrphanedReference and/or the result of an AbortedArc.
4th May '17 7:17:07 AM BelligerentQuelea
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhDuelMonsters'', Joey vowed that he'd be the one to defeat Marik and Save Mai after her defeat in Battle City, however, after seriously getting burned, Joey colapses just as he was about to win in the semi-finals.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhDuelMonsters'', ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Joey vowed that he'd be the one to defeat Marik and Save Mai after her defeat in Battle City, however, after seriously getting burned, Joey colapses just as he was about to win in the semi-finals.
4th May '17 7:16:24 AM BelligerentQuelea
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhDuelMonsters'', Joey vowed that he'd be the one to defeat Marik and Save Mai after her defeat in Battle City, however, after seriously getting burned, Joey colapses just as he was about to win in the semi-finals.
23rd Apr '17 2:49:00 PM nombretomado
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** Subverted in a sense with Kratos. Most of the foreshadowing that he might be [[spoiler:Lloyd's father]] is ''heaped'' on early in the game, and if you're going into the game expecting a plot twist -- which you should, it's a ''Franchise/{{Tales|Series}}'' game, after all -- that is most likely what you'll guess. However, when you arrive at the Tower of Salvation, it seems to be Fauxshadowing because [[spoiler:Kratos pulls a pretty blatant and unexpected FaceHeelTurn]]. So then you believe ''that's'' the plot twist, and all of the [[spoiler:father]] stuff was fauxshadowing. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out that Kratos ''is'' Lloyd's father and the FaceHeelTurn was actually a sham, so he could go on helping Lloyd from inside Cruxis.]] [[{{Understatement}} Kratos is a complicated guy.]]

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** Subverted in a sense with Kratos. Most of the foreshadowing that he might be [[spoiler:Lloyd's father]] is ''heaped'' on early in the game, and if you're going into the game expecting a plot twist -- which you should, it's a ''Franchise/{{Tales|Series}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tales|Series}}'' game, after all -- that is most likely what you'll guess. However, when you arrive at the Tower of Salvation, it seems to be Fauxshadowing because [[spoiler:Kratos pulls a pretty blatant and unexpected FaceHeelTurn]]. So then you believe ''that's'' the plot twist, and all of the [[spoiler:father]] stuff was fauxshadowing. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out that Kratos ''is'' Lloyd's father and the FaceHeelTurn was actually a sham, so he could go on helping Lloyd from inside Cruxis.]] [[{{Understatement}} Kratos is a complicated guy.]]
16th Apr '17 3:24:41 PM nombretomado
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* In the prequel season of ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'', obviously any character who appeared in the first season was not going to die. Anyone else was fair game and most of the important characters introduced that season were indeed killed. However, that wasn't the case with the champion Gannicus. He was never mentioned in the first season and anyone unfamiliar with the legend would very likely assume it was a question of when and how rather than if he was going to die. The writers exploited this by giving him some close calls, but ultimately he won his freedom and left the Ludis, then reappeared in season 3.

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* In the prequel season of ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'', ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', obviously any character who appeared in the first season was not going to die. Anyone else was fair game and most of the important characters introduced that season were indeed killed. However, that wasn't the case with the champion Gannicus. He was never mentioned in the first season and anyone unfamiliar with the legend would very likely assume it was a question of when and how rather than if he was going to die. The writers exploited this by giving him some close calls, but ultimately he won his freedom and left the Ludis, then reappeared in season 3.
7th Apr '17 11:17:24 PM PhantomRider
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**And then the next season, [[spoiler: this ends up being averted, as at the end he decides to save his mom after all, and ''does'' create the show's version of the Flashpoint reality]].



* A long running subplot in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' involved Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo trying to find their cutie marks, symbols that represent their special talent. The episode "The Show Stoppers" drops hints as to what their talents are. Apple Bloom is shown to be a skilled designer, Sweetie Belle has an excellent singing voice, and Scootaloo is a talented dancer. Four seasons later, [[spoiler: the episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" has them gain their cutie marks when they realize that their real talent is helping other ponies figure out their special talent.]]

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* A long running subplot in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' involved Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo trying to find their cutie marks, symbols that represent their special talent. The season one episode "The Show Stoppers" drops hints as to what their talents are. Apple Bloom is shown to be a skilled designer, Sweetie Belle has an excellent singing voice, and Scootaloo is a talented dancer. Four seasons later, A season four episode shows Apple Bloom's potion making skills, Sweetie Belle's improving magic, and Scootaloo's mechanical prowess. And all along, Scootaloo's namesake scooter skills basically make her the pony version of Evel Knieval, performing insane stunts with ease and once getting enough speed to ''outrun a train''. Finally, in season ''five,'' [[spoiler: the episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" has them gain their cutie marks when they realize that their real talent is helping other ponies figure out their special talent.talents.]]
9th Feb '17 2:52:42 AM Lyendith
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* PlayedForLaughs in a chapter of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret''. It starts with an ominous flashback featuring demonic principal Akane and a character we had heard of but so far never seen [[spoiler:(the former principal Shirayuki).]] Then return to the present, where an equally mysterious character appears before Akane with their face hidden. They fight, then there's a dramatic build-up to the reveal that [[spoiler:said character is completely unrelated to the one in the flashback, and is baffled by Akane's assumption.]] Cue Akane curling on the floor in shame after her dramatic effect was ruined. The character in the flashback does eventually appear, but much later.

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* PlayedForLaughs in a chapter of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret''. It starts with an ominous flashback featuring demonic principal Akane and a character we had heard of but so far never seen [[spoiler:(the former principal Shirayuki).]] Then return to the present, where an equally mysterious character appears before Akane with their face hidden. They fight, then there's a dramatic build-up to the reveal that [[spoiler:said character is completely unrelated to the one in the flashback, Shirayuki, and is baffled by Akane's assumption.]] Cue Akane curling on the floor in shame after her dramatic effect was ruined. The character in the flashback does eventually appear, but much later.
9th Feb '17 2:51:36 AM Lyendith
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* PlayedForLaughs in a chapter of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret''. It starts with an ominous flashback featuring demonic principal Akane and a character we had heard of but so far never seen. Then return to the present, where an equally mysterious character appears before Akane with their face hidden. They fight, then there's a dramatic build-up to the reveal that [[spoiler:said character is completely unrelated to the one in the flashback, and is baffled by Akane's assumption.]] Cue Akane curling on the floor in shame after her dramatic effect was ruined.

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* PlayedForLaughs in a chapter of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret''. It starts with an ominous flashback featuring demonic principal Akane and a character we had heard of but so far never seen. seen [[spoiler:(the former principal Shirayuki).]] Then return to the present, where an equally mysterious character appears before Akane with their face hidden. They fight, then there's a dramatic build-up to the reveal that [[spoiler:said character is completely unrelated to the one in the flashback, and is baffled by Akane's assumption.]] Cue Akane curling on the floor in shame after her dramatic effect was ruined. The character in the flashback does eventually appear, but much later.
9th Feb '17 2:48:03 AM Lyendith
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* PlayedForLaughs in a chapter of ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret''. It starts with an ominous flashback featuring demonic principal Akane and a character we had heard of but so far never seen. Then return to the present, where an equally mysterious character appears before Akane with their face hidden. They fight, then there's a dramatic build-up to the reveal that [[spoiler:said character is completely unrelated to the one in the flashback, and is baffled by Akane's assumption.]] Cue Akane curling on the floor in shame after her dramatic effect was ruined.
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