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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]].
21st Aug '17 12:51:21 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]].
28th Jul '17 2:17:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In Sinnoh, the Elite 4 and the Champion all make an appearance at separate points and it's almost set up that Ash will actually get to battle them. Shame he doesn't, no thanks to [[GodModeSue Tobias]].

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** In Sinnoh, the Elite 4 and the Champion all make an appearance at separate points and it's almost set up that Ash will actually get to battle them. Shame he doesn't, no thanks to [[GodModeSue [[DiabolusExMachina Tobias]].
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.
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