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11th Feb '16 10:23:52 AM Gamermaster
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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' had the foreshadowing-that-wasn't of [[spoiler:Vita's death]].

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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' had the foreshadowing-that-wasn't of [[spoiler:Vita's death]].
29th Jan '16 10:05:15 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Wicked'', there's a brief scene when Madame Morrible meets up with Elphaba during a rainstorm, at one point saying, "You mustn't get wet." Elphaba is not seen in contact with water throughout the show. [[spoiler: It's just a RedHerring, Elphaba isn't actually allergic to water in this version.]]

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* In ''Wicked'', ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', there's a brief scene when Madame Morrible meets up with Elphaba during a rainstorm, at one point saying, "You mustn't get wet." Elphaba is not seen in contact with water throughout the show. [[spoiler: It's just a RedHerring, Elphaba isn't actually allergic to water in this version.]]



* At the beginning of ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'', a shadowy figure holds up Edgeworth in his office. [[spoiler: We can't hear the voice, obviously, and Edgeworth only refers to them as 'that person', leaving open the possibility that the mysterious person might not even have been a man despite the masculine silhouette. It turns out to be Detective Badd.]]

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* At the beginning of ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'', ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', a shadowy figure holds up Edgeworth in his office. [[spoiler: We can't hear the voice, obviously, and Edgeworth only refers to them as 'that person', leaving open the possibility that the mysterious person might not even have been a man despite the masculine silhouette. It turns out to be Detective Badd.]]
8th Dec '15 8:04:18 PM Llygodenfawr
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* In ''Hero of Ages'', the third book of ''{{Mistborn}}'', a character, [[spoiler: Marsh]] is under mind-control from [[spoiler: BigBad Ruin]]. He has enough HeroicWillpower to resist ''once'', and his thoughts in his POV sections make it clear he intends to use this to kill himself at a key point, depriving [[spoiler: Ruin]] of his services. [[spoiler: Nope- he uses it to rip out [[ActionGirl Vin's]] earring- revealed as a kind of minor ArtifactOfDoom- thereby allowing her to break free of its influence and ascend to a PhysicalGod type state, where she can face Ruin directly. Marsh is one of the only POV characters to ''survive'' the entire series]].
* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', prophecy is commonly used as a tool for {{Foreshadowing}}; [[TheMagicComesBack Talents thought extinct or dying are resurging]], several of which allow insights into the future, with varying accuracy and clarity. There are characters who mostly just crank out one serious-sounding prophecy after another; however, most prophecies are quite diluted in importance as a result[[note]]There is only so much drama one can fit into a person's life![[/note]], and there is no telling which prophecies are important or even fulfilled during the timespan of the series.

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* In ''Hero of Ages'', the third book of ''{{Mistborn}}'', a character, [[spoiler: Marsh]] is under mind-control from [[spoiler: BigBad Ruin]]. He has enough HeroicWillpower to resist ''once'', and his thoughts in his POV sections make it clear he intends to use this to kill himself at a key point, depriving [[spoiler: Ruin]] of his services. [[spoiler: Nope- Nope: he uses it to rip out [[ActionGirl Vin's]] earring- earring -- revealed as a kind of minor ArtifactOfDoom- ArtifactOfDoom -- thereby allowing her to break free of its influence and ascend to a PhysicalGod type state, where she can face Ruin directly. Marsh is one of the only POV characters to ''survive'' the entire series]].
* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', prophecy is commonly used as a tool for {{Foreshadowing}}; [[TheMagicComesBack Talents thought extinct or dying are resurging]], resurfacing]], several of which allow insights into the future, with varying accuracy and clarity. There are characters who mostly just crank out one serious-sounding prophecy after another; however, most prophecies are quite diluted in importance as a result[[note]]There is only so much drama one can fit into a person's life![[/note]], and there is no telling which prophecies are important or even fulfilled during the timespan of the series.
28th Nov '15 8:51:57 AM Austin
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* A long running subplot in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' involved Applebloom, Sweetie Bell 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. Applebloom is shown to be a skilled designer, Sweetie Bell 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.]]
9th Nov '15 6:47:09 PM Nyame
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* Masashi Kishimoto, regarding ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[WordOfGod has said]] that all the [[FreudWasRight comparisons and parallels made between Naruto's mother]] (right down to the part where Kushina advises Naruto to find a girlfriend "like your mother") and his initial love interest, Sakura, were deliberately inserted [[TrollingCreator to pull the legs]] of the [[ShipToShipCombat shipping fans]].

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* Masashi Kishimoto, regarding ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[WordOfGod has said]] that all the [[FreudWasRight comparisons and parallels made between Naruto's mother]] (right down to the part where Kushina advises Naruto to find a girlfriend "like your mother") and his initial love interest, Sakura, were deliberately inserted [[TrollingCreator to pull the legs]] of the [[ShipToShipCombat shipping fans]]. [[spoiler:Naruto ended up with Hinata instead, as fully detailed in''The Last'']].
7th Nov '15 3:58:59 PM Prfnoff
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* ''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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* ''BraveFencerMusashi'' ''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.]]
9th Oct '15 10:38:03 PM Tuckerscreator
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* A [[MindScrew fairly bizarre]] scene in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' seems to imply that Link or Midna will wind up corrupted by the [[McGuffin Fused Shadows]] they spend the early parts of the game tracking down. Upon getting the final Fused Shadow, they're stolen by the villain (who's ''already'' evil, so the Fused Shadows didn't seem to do anything to him). Then the heroes get the Fused Shadows back, [[spoiler:Midna turns into a monstrosity!... for only two different scenes, and in both of them, she is completely in control, still on the side of good, and goes back to normal a few seconds later.]] After all this, the scene Lanayru presents to you seems like a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.

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* A [[MindScrew fairly bizarre]] scene in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' seems to imply that Link or Midna will wind up corrupted by the [[McGuffin [[MacGuffin Fused Shadows]] they spend the early parts of the game tracking down. Upon getting the final Fused Shadow, they're stolen by the villain (who's ''already'' evil, so the Fused Shadows didn't seem to do anything to him). Then the heroes get the Fused Shadows back, [[spoiler:Midna turns into a monstrosity!... for only two different scenes, and in both of them, she is completely in control, still on the side of good, and goes back to normal a few seconds later.]] After all this, the scene Lanayru presents to you seems like a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.


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* ''Webcomic/DiamondInTheRoughAladdin'', a prequel to the Disney film, throws in misleading hints to who the main characters might be, such as suggesting they might be the Sultan or Jafar. The real answer is [[WasOnceAMan much more surprising...]]
8th Oct '15 7:05:49 PM darksoul4242
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** [[spoiler: This, and Eagle Marin is the master of cryptic lines : she knew Seiya would have to face many a hardship, she knew who the real Athena was, but contrary to other Gold Saints who have good reason to suspect something was going on with the Sanctuary, it's never explained why she had knowledge of Saori being Athena. She also went to Star Hill to find the dead Pope's body. In the manga, she's basically always in the right place at the right time with the right info, hinting at a much larger role than that of a mere Silver Saint. WordOfGod also hinted in a databook that she has a mysterious unrevealed power.]]
13th Sep '15 1:53:00 PM nombretomado
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** Another example gets lampshaded; two episodes of ''Nyarko-San W'' have the Cyclone vacuum cleaner [[LargeHam voiced by]] NorioWakamoto. At the end of the latter episode, both Nyarko and Mahiro remark that they thought the vacuum would end up being important to the plot, based off of how much set-up it got. But no, it was only there so they could give a ShoutOut to ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.

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** Another example gets lampshaded; two episodes of ''Nyarko-San W'' have the Cyclone vacuum cleaner [[LargeHam voiced by]] NorioWakamoto.Creator/NorioWakamoto. At the end of the latter episode, both Nyarko and Mahiro remark that they thought the vacuum would end up being important to the plot, based off of how much set-up it got. But no, it was only there so they could give a ShoutOut to ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.
18th Jul '15 5:13:47 PM Tyrathius
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