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17th Jan '18 1:15:02 PM RedScharlach
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* In the ''Series/ATouchOfFrost'' episode "Benefit of the Doubt", a number of mysterious deaths in a hospital has Frost stumped, and to make matters worse, [[spoiler:his latest assistant]] is now in critical condition in the very same hospital. After a visit to [[spoiler:his]] bedside, Frost is leaving just as the audience get a very clear shot of a cleaning lady unplugging an electric cord, so he can plug in her vacuum cleaner. Frost makes it halfway down the hall before he realises that the cleaning lady had inadvertedly unplugged the medical ventilator. A faulty alarm sensor meant that the alarm wasn't triggered when it was unplugged.

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* In the ''Series/ATouchOfFrost'' episode "Benefit of the Doubt", a number of mysterious deaths in a hospital has Frost stumped, and to make matters worse, [[spoiler:his latest assistant]] is now in critical condition in the very same hospital. After a visit to [[spoiler:his]] bedside, Frost is leaving just as the audience get a very clear shot of a cleaning lady unplugging an electric cord, so he can plug in her vacuum cleaner. Frost makes it halfway down the hall before he realises that the cleaning lady had inadvertedly inadvertently unplugged the medical ventilator. A faulty alarm sensor meant that the alarm wasn't triggered when it was unplugged.
6th Jan '18 10:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Death Wish," A member of the Q continuum wishes to die ("Quinn," for ease's sake). After screwing up and vanishing every male on Voyager, and pressed by Captain Janeway, he begins to speak to himself, "Humans... humans... [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Who would have more recent experience with humans?"]] Cue Q himself. [[note]]JohnDeLancie version.[[/note]]

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Death Wish," A member of the Q continuum wishes to die ("Quinn," for ease's sake). After screwing up and vanishing every male on Voyager, and pressed by Captain Janeway, he begins to speak to himself, "Humans... humans... [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Who would have more recent experience with humans?"]] Cue Q himself. [[note]]JohnDeLancie [[note]]Creator/JohnDeLancie version.[[/note]]
27th Nov '17 5:13:26 PM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'': When Imelda prepares to give Miguel her blessing to send him home, the marigold petal she uses emits a faint glow. When the same occurs with Ernesto de la Cruz, the petal he uses does not glow; [[spoiler: this is but moments before the big reveal that heís a fraud and not related with Miguel.]]
13th Nov '17 12:26:40 AM kuchiki222
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** The Mountain stops Tommen from attending Cersei's trial. [[spoiler:It is soon revealed that the whole Sept is rigged to blow. Which happens not long after.]]
6th Nov '17 1:13:43 PM xcountryguy
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* In Chapter Ten of ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'', Connie runs off to the pool to get a lifeguard. Who else do we know who got a brief job as a lifeguard? [[spoiler: it's Wendy Corduroy.]]
** In Chapter Twenty-Three, [[spoiler: Wendy]] [[TemptingFate half-heartedly jokes]] to Connie about there being a [[spoiler: secret room in the library]]. Guess what happens several minutes later?
* ''FanFic/BuildYourWingsOnTheWayDown'': Hughes meets Gabby at the train station for Ed's departure and thinks she looks familiar. [[spoiler: He then immediately realizes that Gabby shares her looks with her sister, Olivier Armstrong.]]
* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', when Baelish shows up for his trial by combat, Jon Arryn seems oddly gleeful to see him wearing the heaviest armor the former could find. A minute later, the reason becomes obvious: [[spoiler: so he will drop to the depths of the Blackwater and drown.]]

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* In Chapter Ten of ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'', Connie runs off to the pool to get a lifeguard. Who else do we know who got a brief job as a lifeguard? [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's Wendy Corduroy.]]
** In Chapter Twenty-Three, [[spoiler: Wendy]] [[spoiler:Wendy]] [[TemptingFate half-heartedly jokes]] to Connie about there being a [[spoiler: secret [[spoiler:secret room in the library]]. Guess what happens several minutes later?
* ''FanFic/BuildYourWingsOnTheWayDown'': Hughes meets Gabby at the train station for Ed's departure and thinks she looks familiar. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He then immediately realizes that Gabby shares her looks with her sister, Olivier Armstrong.]]
* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', when Baelish shows up for his trial by combat, Jon Arryn seems oddly gleeful to see him wearing the heaviest armor the former could find. A minute later, the reason becomes obvious: [[spoiler: so [[spoiler:so he will drop to the depths of the Blackwater and drown.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: After Nick is shot with a PsychoSerum that causes those injected with it to "go savage", he doesn't shift into a more feral appearance, unlike the serum's previous victims. Sure enough, he turns out to be faking it just a minute or so later.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Nick is shot with a PsychoSerum that causes those injected with it to "go savage", he doesn't shift into a more feral appearance, unlike the serum's previous victims. Sure enough, he turns out to be faking it just a minute or so later.]]



* In ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'', [[spoiler: Mrs. Voorhees]] is introduced a handful of seconds before being revealed to be the killer.

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* In ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'', [[spoiler: Mrs.[[spoiler:Mrs. Voorhees]] is introduced a handful of seconds before being revealed to be the killer.



* In ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' the FBI discover who TheMole is (viewers know this beforehand) a few seconds before [[spoiler: she]] sets off a bomb in the office to cover up exactly this revelation (at least long enough to get a head start escaping)

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* In ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' the FBI discover who TheMole is (viewers know this beforehand) a few seconds before [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] sets off a bomb in the office to cover up exactly this revelation (at least long enough to get a head start escaping)



* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Murdoch in Toyland", Murdoch and Inspector Brackenreid descend the stairs of a church basement and Brackenreid comments, "It's like a tomb down here." Seconds later, Murdoch turns on a light and they find [[spoiler: a headless corpse]].

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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Murdoch in Toyland", Murdoch and Inspector Brackenreid descend the stairs of a church basement and Brackenreid comments, "It's like a tomb down here." Seconds later, Murdoch turns on a light and they find [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a headless corpse]].



--> '''Michael:''' Remember when I said [[spoiler: it was gonna break?]]

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--> '''Michael:''' Remember when I said [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it was gonna break?]]



** In "Not What He Seems", among TheMenInBlack's evidence against Stan is a report card, showing all A's except for a D in gym, which is deemed unlikely. [[spoiler: A hint that Stan is in fact impersonating his genius twin brother.]]

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** In "Not What He Seems", among TheMenInBlack's evidence against Stan is a report card, showing all A's except for a D in gym, which is deemed unlikely. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A hint that Stan is in fact impersonating his genius twin brother.]]



** Finally, in the GrandFinale, [[spoiler: Ford apparently agrees to let Bill into his mind. However, he and Stan have apparently swapped facial features, and "Stan" has six-fingered hands, a sign that this is another TwinSwitch.]]

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** Finally, in the GrandFinale, [[spoiler: Ford [[spoiler:Ford apparently agrees to let Bill into his mind. However, he and Stan have apparently swapped facial features, and "Stan" has six-fingered hands, a sign that this is another TwinSwitch.]]



** In "Steven's Dream", Steven has a dream of giant palanquin, belonging to one of the Diamonds, so he and Greg go to Korea to find it. [[spoiler: When they do, they find Blue Diamond's palanquin, except it's in perfect condition, while the one Steven dreamed of was in disrepair. Just behind some bushes was Pink Diamond's palanquin...and Blue Diamond.]]

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** In "Steven's Dream", Steven has a dream of giant palanquin, belonging to one of the Diamonds, so he and Greg go to Korea to find it. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When they do, they find Blue Diamond's palanquin, except it's in perfect condition, while the one Steven dreamed of was in disrepair. Just behind some bushes was Pink Diamond's palanquin... and Blue Diamond.]]
25th Oct '17 2:00:22 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' When the trio realizes they have to play their way across a giant chessboard, they take their positions on the board before Hermione nervously asks an appropriate question:
-->'''Hermione:''' This isn't going to be like... ''real'' wizard's chess, is it?\\
''(Ron sacrifices a pawn to an opposing pawn to test it; said pawn ends up shattered)''\\
'''Ron:''' Yes Hermione, I think this is going to be ''exactly'' like wizard's chess.
19th Oct '17 7:11:41 PM Darkmoonfire
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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', in the True Pacifist ending, you've spared everyone in the game, everyone is together, everyone is happy, when suddenly...

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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', in the True Pacifist ending, you've spared everyone in the game, everyone is together, everyone is happy, when suddenly...



Cue [[spoiler:Flowey]] showing up, [[spoiler:everyone right where he wanted them]], ready to [[spoiler:absorb everyone's SOULs]].

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Cue [[spoiler:Flowey]] showing up, [[spoiler:everyone right where he wanted them]], ready to [[spoiler:absorb everyone's SOULs]].[=SOULs=]]].
10th Oct '17 1:01:27 PM TheDaughterOfPoseidon
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* In ''VideoGame/Undertale'', in the True Pacifist ending, you've spared everyone in the game, everyone is together, everyone is happy, when suddenly...
-->'''Alphys''': How did you know to call everybody?
-->'''Papyrus''': Let's just say... [[spoiler:a tiny flower helped me]].
-->'''Alphys''': [[spoiler:A tiny... flower?]]
Cue [[spoiler:Flowey]] showing up, [[spoiler:everyone right where he wanted them]], ready to [[spoiler:absorb everyone's SOULs]].
7th Oct '17 1:23:51 PM Kadorhal
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** In ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', after being asked 'What's the holdup Corporal?', Corporal Garrett responds by saying how the area ahead of them is 'perfect sniper country', exactly three seconds later a soldier (who thinks that area is empty) is killed by a sniper.

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** In ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard Vanguard]]'', after being asked 'What's the holdup Corporal?', Corporal Garrett responds by saying how the area ahead of them is 'perfect sniper country', exactly country'. Exactly three seconds later later, a soldier (who thinks that area is empty) is killed by a sniper.



** In the 2010 ReBoot of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', this happens to Sergeant Peterson's Ranger team as they are about to kick in the door to clear a house, only to hear a mobile phone ring inside. Bonus points as the ''player'' knows what this sound means, having seen the same trick in the game's prologue mission, but the ''characters'' have no clue what is about to happen.

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** In [[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor2010 the 2010 ReBoot of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', reboot]], this happens to Sergeant Peterson's Ranger team as they are about to kick in the door to clear a house, only to hear a mobile phone ring inside. Bonus points as the ''player'' knows what this sound means, having seen the same trick in the game's prologue mission, but the ''characters'' have no clue what is about to happen.



* Similar to the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' example above, ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' uses this for TheReveal: Andrew Ryan reveals that the phrase "would you kindly" acts as a command phrase for the player, forcing him to obey. The player immediately sees a flashback montage of several scenes in which Atlas had used the phrase, which if the player noticed at all simply sounded like a VerbalTic.

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* Similar to the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' example above, ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' uses this for TheReveal: TheReveal, much like ''[=KotOR=]'' above: Andrew Ryan reveals that the phrase "would you kindly" acts as a command phrase for the player, forcing him to obey. The player immediately sees a flashback montage of several scenes in which Atlas had used the phrase, which if the player noticed at all simply sounded like a VerbalTic.


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* In ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'', the leader of the last ace squadron you fight on the Knight path makes a call to a Wizard 5, but you can only see four planes in their introductory cinematic. Then, very shortly into the fight, another four planes in the squadron - stealth planes - pop up seemingly out of nowhere to ambush you while you're distracted.
1st Oct '17 4:25:09 AM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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-->'''Soldier:''' ''[[FamousLastWords What are you talking about? They're retreating, there's no one out there!]]'' '''*[[RedMist BANG]]* URRRRRGGGGGHHHHH'''

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-->'''Soldier:''' ''[[FamousLastWords What are you talking about? They're retreating, there's no one out there!]]'' '''*[[RedMist '''*[[PinkMist BANG]]* URRRRRGGGGGHHHHH'''
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