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16th Jun '16 5:02:34 PM MajinAkuma
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** In ''Bardock: The Father of Goku'', it's pretty clear that [[spoiler:Freeza destroys Planet Vegeta and [[GenocideBackfire almost]] all its inhabitants]] at the end.
** In ''The History of Trunks'', [[spoiler: Gohan dies, Trunks becomes a Super Saiyan and Bulma builds a time machine so that Trunks can return to the past]].
** ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'' takes place [[{{Interquel}} after the Buu Saga, but before the World Tournament where Goku meets Uub]]. So suffice it to say, it's not a matter of ''if'' the revived Frieza is going to be beaten by Goku, but rather a matter of ''when'' and ''how''.

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** In ''Bardock: The Father of Goku'', it's pretty clear that [[spoiler:Freeza Freeza destroys Planet Vegeta and [[GenocideBackfire almost]] all its inhabitants]] inhabitants at the end.
** In ''The History of Trunks'', [[spoiler: Gohan dies, Trunks becomes a Super Saiyan Saiyajin and Bulma builds a time machine so that Trunks can return to the past]].
past. Notably, unlike the Bardock special, the Trunks special was originally in the manga and was expected and slightly altered.
** ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'' takes place [[{{Interquel}} after the Buu Saga, but before the World Tournament where Goku meets Uub]]. So suffice it to say, it's not a matter of ''if'' the revived Frieza Freeza is going to be beaten by Goku, but rather a matter of ''when'' and ''how''.
12th Jun '16 1:58:50 PM Kakai
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* ''Film/WarCraft2016'' is a twofold example:
** People who remember the plot of the first ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' game will know the major plot points, twists and the ending to the story, although there are some small (if [[NotHisSled impactful]]) differences.
** The movie begins with a scene of a human and an orc fighting in a ruined land around the Portal, then jumps back in time, restricting possible outcomes to BittersweetEnding and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:It's the former.]]



* ''Film/WarCraft2016'' is a twofold example:
** People who remember the plot of the first ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' game will know the major plot points, twists and the ending to the story, although there are some small (if [[NotHisSled impactful]]) differences.
** The movie begins with a scene of a human and an orc fighting in a ruined land around the Portal, then jumps back in time, restricting possible outcomes to BittersweetEnding and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:It's the former.]]
12th Jun '16 1:57:06 PM Kakai
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* ''Film/WarCraft2016'' is a twofold example:
** People who remember the plot of the first ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' game will know the major plot points, twists and the ending to the story, although there are some small (if [[NotHisSled impactful]]) differences.
** The movie begins with a scene of a human and an orc fighting in a ruined land around the Portal, then jumps back in time, restricting possible outcomes to BittersweetEnding and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:It's the former.]]
9th Jun '16 1:58:01 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* The Swedish short story ''To kill a child'' by Stig Dagerman exploits this shamelessly throughout the story, for the sheer dramatic effect of it. We are to know, from the first sentence, that "this man will hit a child with his car..."

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* The Swedish short story ''To kill a child'' by Stig Dagerman exploits this shamelessly throughout the story, for the sheer dramatic effect of it. We are to know, from the first sentence, that "this man will hit a child with his car...car - but he does not know it yet."
9th Jun '16 1:50:51 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* The Swedish short story ''To kill a child'' by Stig Dagerman exploits this shamelessly throughout the story, for the sheer dramatic effect of it. We are to know, from the first sentence, that "this man will hit a child with his car..."
4th Jun '16 12:39:28 AM jormis29
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** Thanks to the manga ending and the epilogue being a DistantFinale, the ending to ''[[Film/Naruto7TheLast The Last: Naruto the Movie]]'' (a RomanceArc for the OfficialCouple) is already known. The question is less "WillTheyOrWontThey'' and more "[[TheyDo How Will They]]?".

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** Thanks to the manga ending and the epilogue being a DistantFinale, the ending to ''[[Film/Naruto7TheLast The Last: Naruto the Movie]]'' ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' (a RomanceArc for the OfficialCouple) is already known. The question is less "WillTheyOrWontThey'' and more "[[TheyDo How Will They]]?".
11th May '16 3:37:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the modern-day setting, 2012, Abstergo is the MegaCorp that evolved from the [[TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] that Altaïr and Ezio battle. We also know that the Templars reign virtually unopposed throughout much of modern history. So while these two Assassins may do great things in their time, their achievements are doomed to be remembered only in secret among their descendants.

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** In the modern-day setting, 2012, Abstergo is the MegaCorp that evolved from the [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] that Altaïr and Ezio battle. We also know that the Templars reign virtually unopposed throughout much of modern history. So while these two Assassins may do great things in their time, their achievements are doomed to be remembered only in secret among their descendants.
4th May '16 9:16:33 AM Piando
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* Surprisingly subverted in most ''Franchise/StarWars'' games. The conclusion is forgone, since they're all sidequels, interquels, and prequels… but you can always play towards the non-canonical Dark Side ending anyway, where that doesn't happen. ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'' avoid it, unless you play ''The Old Republic'' first or are aware of [=LucasArts=]' general policy on Light Side/Dark Side choices--they might be prequels, but they take place so long before the rest of the Franchise/StarWarsLegends that there is over a ''millennia'' of thus-far undetailed time for things to snap back (the Sith Empire wins? The internal contradictions causes it to collapse within a century or two [or even quicker], and the Republic re-emerges from the ashes). You know how it ''ultimately'' is going to end up, but that ultimately is so distant that it doesn't really matter to the ending.

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* Surprisingly subverted in most ''Franchise/StarWars'' games. The conclusion is forgone, since they're all sidequels, interquels, and prequels… but you can always play towards the non-canonical Dark Side ending anyway, where that doesn't happen. ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' avoid it, unless you play ''The Old Republic'' first or are aware of [=LucasArts=]' general policy on Light Side/Dark Side choices--they might be prequels, but they take place so long before the rest of the Franchise/StarWarsLegends that there is over a ''millennia'' of thus-far undetailed time for things to snap back (the Sith Empire wins? The internal contradictions causes it to collapse within a century or two [or even quicker], and the Republic re-emerges from the ashes). You know how it ''ultimately'' is going to end up, but that ultimately is so distant that it doesn't really matter to the ending.
26th Apr '16 11:33:21 PM aye_amber
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* ''BattleChess'' has a short battle animation for every possible combination of piece capture. However, since the piece that moved is the one that captures, the winner of the battle is pretty obvious, making the whole thing exist simply for RuleOfCool.

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* ''BattleChess'' ''VideoGame/BattleChess'' has a short battle animation for every possible combination of piece capture. However, since the piece that moved is the one that captures, the winner of the battle is pretty obvious, making the whole thing exist simply for RuleOfCool.
9th Apr '16 7:42:11 PM merotoker
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** Also, the prequel ''Saiyuki Ibun'' which details how Houmei became Koumyou Sanzo. Two of his fellow sanzo-candidates are Toudai (future Goudai Sanzo) and Tenkai (future Maten sutra sanzo). you know Goudai's eventual fate from the Burial plot arc and you know that Koumyou will be Tenkai's successor for the Maten sutra. The story is in how they get there.

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** Also, the prequel ''Saiyuki Ibun'' which details how Houmei became Koumyou Sanzo. Two of his fellow sanzo-candidates are Toudai (future Goudai Sanzo) and Tenkai (future Maten sutra sanzo). you You know Goudai's eventual fate from the Burial plot arc and you know that Koumyou will be Tenkai's successor for the Maten sutra. The story is in how they get there.



** The "Everything but the Rain" flashback arc takes place 20 years before Chapter 1 and shows how Isshin ends up losing his Shinigami power and living in the World of the Living, married to Masaki. Kubo surprises the fandom with some impressive reveals due to fan assumptions that it would be a fun, ditzy, MeetCute story. It's instead a [[HeroicBSOD dark]], [[GreyRainOfDepression brooding]] tale that centres on the Ishida family, climaxes with the utter ruination of Ryuuken's Quincy future, and casts both Ichigo and Uryuu's entire personal history in a brand new, and much darker, light.

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** The "Everything but the Rain" flashback arc takes place 20 years before Chapter 1 and shows how Isshin ends up losing his Shinigami power and living in the World of the Living, married to Masaki. Kubo surprises the fandom with some impressive reveals due to fan assumptions that it would be a fun, ditzy, MeetCute story. It's instead a [[HeroicBSOD dark]], [[GreyRainOfDepression [[GrayRainOfDepression brooding]] tale that centres on the Ishida family, climaxes with the utter ruination of Ryuuken's Quincy future, and casts both Ichigo and Uryuu's entire personal history in a brand new, and much darker, light.



* Manga/{{Akagi}} having never lost was clearly established in the author's earlier manga ''Anime/{{Ten}}''. So in the Akagi it was obvious that he would have to win every single game making him an InvincibleHero
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' practically revolves around one of these, given that Hiroyuki Takei practically tells the audience [[spoiler:Hao will become the Shaman King. There is no one in the series capable of standing up to him.]] He still does an amazing job of revealing backstories and setting up the ending on the way there.
** This is thankfully averted in the anime [[spoiler: where Hao is defeated and he is [[BroughtDownToNormal stripped of his godly powers]], [[KilledOffForReal preventing him from becoming a problem again]].]]

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* Manga/{{Akagi}} having never lost was clearly established in the author's earlier manga ''Anime/{{Ten}}''. So in the Akagi it was obvious that he would have to win every single game making him an InvincibleHero
InvincibleHero.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' practically revolves around one of these, given that Hiroyuki Takei practically tells the audience [[spoiler:Hao will become the Shaman King. There is no one in the series capable of standing up to him.]] him]]. He still does an amazing job of revealing backstories and setting up the ending on the way there.
** This is thankfully averted in the anime [[spoiler: where Hao is defeated and he is [[BroughtDownToNormal stripped of his godly powers]], [[KilledOffForReal preventing him from becoming a problem again]].]]again]]]].



* ''LightNovel/FateZero'', as a prequel to ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', is subject to this. Anyone who is familiar with the latter will know that [[spoiler:the Grail is corrupted, and Kiritsugu will be forced to order Saber to destroy it, resulting in the fire. Kiritsugu saves Shirou by implanting Avalon in him and adopts him, and he will die from the Grail's curse a few years later, without ever seeing his daughter again. Kotomine will give in to his inclinations and [[StartOfDarkness become a villain]]. Kariya will fail to rescue Sakura, and Rider will be unable to convince Saber that her ideals are flawed. Tokiomi, Aoi, and Irisviel are all DoomedByCanon as well.]]

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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'', as a prequel to ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', is subject to this. Anyone who is familiar with the latter will know that [[spoiler:the Grail is corrupted, and Kiritsugu will be forced to order Saber to destroy it, resulting in the fire. Kiritsugu saves Shirou by implanting Avalon in him and adopts him, and he will die from the Grail's curse a few years later, without ever seeing his daughter again. Kotomine will give in to his inclinations and [[StartOfDarkness become a villain]]. Kariya will fail to rescue Sakura, and Rider will be unable to convince Saber that her ideals are flawed. Tokiomi, Aoi, and Irisviel are all DoomedByCanon as well.]]well]].



* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' is a prequel to ''FushigiYuugi'', where the fate of Genbu's priestess was revealed. There's no way Takiko will survive the story to the end.

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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' is a prequel to ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', where the fate of Genbu's priestess was revealed. There's no way Takiko will survive the story to the end.



* In ''InazumaEleven'', most of the time the soccer matches and battles resolve around either one of two things: it's a match in a soccer tournament, or it's a match for justice. Plus it's shown that they ALWAYS manage to win during once of these matches. This makes it a foregone conclusion that the protagonist team will manage to overcome their challenges and hardships. But then subverted in season 3 [[spoiler:where they lose a match, and only manage to draw in another, during the Football Frontier International tournament. Although it was a match during the group stages, so it doesn't automatically disqualify them.]]

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* In ''InazumaEleven'', most of the time the soccer matches and battles resolve around either one of two things: it's a match in a soccer tournament, or it's a match for justice. Plus it's shown that they ALWAYS manage to win during once of these matches. This makes it a foregone conclusion that the protagonist team will manage to overcome their challenges and hardships. But then subverted in season 3 [[spoiler:where they lose a match, and only manage to draw in another, during the Football Frontier International tournament. Although it was a match during the group stages, so it doesn't automatically disqualify them.]]them]].



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Willow is trying to bring magic back to her world in Season 9. In the ''Season 8'' {{crossover}} with Fray, ''Time Of Your Life'', it is revealed that in the future there is only one slayer left and that Willow has regained her power and become the BigBad after going dark again. And she gets killed by Buffy.
** That is, unless Whistler actually succeeds in changing the future.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Willow is trying to bring magic back to her world in Season 9. In the ''Season 8'' {{crossover}} with Fray, ''Time Of Your Life'', it is revealed that in the future there is only one slayer left and that Willow has regained her power and become the BigBad after going dark again. And she gets killed by Buffy.
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Buffy. That is, unless Whistler actually succeeds in changing the future.



* In ''Captain America Reborn'', [[spoiler:Captain America comes BackFromTheDead. Though not before some time-travel complications, as well as the Red Skull planning on usurping control of his body.]]

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* In ''Captain America Reborn'', [[spoiler:Captain America comes BackFromTheDead. Though not before some time-travel complications, as well as the Red Skull planning on usurping control of his body.]] body]].



* In every ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' story we know Diabolik will try a next-to-impossible heist and usually succeed, or he or Eva will get arrested and break out of jail in the nick of time, and that whatever happens a recurring character that survived his second appearance won't get killed off, especially if it's one of the big four of the recurring characters (Gustavo Garian, Altea, Bettina and Saverio Hardy). [[{{Subverted}} Except the authors]] [[spoiler:[[AnyoneCanDie killed off Gustavo]]]]...

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* In every ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' story we know Diabolik will try a next-to-impossible heist and usually succeed, or he or Eva will get arrested and break out of jail in the nick of time, and that whatever happens a recurring character that survived his second appearance won't get killed off, especially if it's one of the big four of the recurring characters (Gustavo Garian, Altea, Bettina and Saverio Hardy). [[{{Subverted}} [[SubvertedTrope Except the authors]] [[spoiler:[[AnyoneCanDie killed off Gustavo]]]]...



* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': The creator wrote an epilogue featuring a seven-years-old Teri and a one-shot set in Teri’s teen years, so that whoever reads the unfinished sequel already knows [[spoiler:NERV wins the Angel War, Third Impact does not happen, and Shinji, Asuka, Teri, her brother, Rei, Misato and Kaji survive.]]

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* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': The creator wrote an epilogue featuring a seven-years-old Teri and a one-shot set in Teri’s teen years, so that whoever reads the unfinished sequel already knows [[spoiler:NERV wins the Angel War, Third Impact does not happen, and Shinji, Asuka, Teri, her brother, Rei, Misato and Kaji survive.]]survive]].



* Interestingly for a fanfic, Fanfic/PastSins derives its foregone conclusion not from WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic canon, but from its ''cover art.'' Every last scene depicted happens...
* From Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaPinkEyes, the little filly Puppysmiles just wants to find her mom. The only problem is [[ApocalypseHow the world ended]] and due to her [[UndeadChild ghouli]][[OurZombiesAreDifferent fication]], it's been centuries since her mother could have plausibly been alive.

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* Interestingly for a fanfic, Fanfic/PastSins derives its foregone conclusion not from WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' canon, but from its ''cover art.'' Every last scene depicted happens...
* From Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaPinkEyes, ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaPinkEyes'', the little filly Puppysmiles just wants to find her mom. The only problem is [[ApocalypseHow the world ended]] and due to her [[UndeadChild ghouli]][[OurZombiesAreDifferent fication]], it's been centuries since her mother could have plausibly been alive.



* In ''Who Decides'', the prequel to ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'', Ryusei is requesting for help in trying to save Jiro. Anyone who watched Fourze knows that [[spoiler: Ryusei will make a DealWithTheDevil with the Aries Zodiarts and end up killing Gentaro, thus setting the entire story in motion.]]

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* In ''Who Decides'', the prequel to ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'', Ryusei is requesting for help in trying to save Jiro. Anyone who watched Fourze knows that [[spoiler: Ryusei will make a DealWithTheDevil with the Aries Zodiarts and end up killing Gentaro, thus setting the entire story in motion.]]motion]].



* If the title of ''Fanfic/FragileThread'' didn't tip you off, then it's summary will, as it concerns [[spoiler: Mako committing suicide]]

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* If the title of ''Fanfic/FragileThread'' didn't tip you off, then it's summary will, as it concerns [[spoiler: Mako committing suicide]]suicide]].



* The synopsis for ''FanFic/AColdCalculus'' tells us that Euphemia emerges from the story as Empress of Britannia. Also, the opening snippets ([[FictionalDocument framed as a history book]]) gives the outcome of few story elements such as [[spoiler:Viletta's becoming a Knight of the Round and Nina's research eventually leading to nuclear weapons development.]]

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* The synopsis for ''FanFic/AColdCalculus'' tells us that Euphemia emerges from the story as Empress of Britannia. Also, the opening snippets ([[FictionalDocument framed as a history book]]) gives the outcome of few story elements such as [[spoiler:Viletta's becoming a Knight of the Round and Nina's research eventually leading to nuclear weapons development.]]development]].



* Both {{averted|Trope}} and [[PlayingWithATrope played straight]] in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. The movie opens with the narration "This is the story of how I died." And [[spoiler:he ''does'' die at the end. [[DisneyDeath It just doesn't take.]]]]

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* Both {{averted|Trope}} and [[PlayingWithATrope played straight]] in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. The movie opens with the narration "This is the story of how I died." And [[spoiler:he ''does'' die at the end. [[DisneyDeath It just doesn't take.]]]]take]]]].



* ''Film/{{Coalition}}'' is a dramatisation of the real life events immeadiately following the 2010 UK General Election. The story centres on the question of who will form a new government, and whether the Liberal Democrats will be in it. It was first broadcast in March 2015, just in time for the ''following'' election, when a Tory/LibDem coalition has been in power for five years. Also doubles as a {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}.

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* ''Film/{{Coalition}}'' is a dramatisation of the real life events immeadiately immediately following the 2010 UK General Election. The story centres on the question of who will form a new government, and whether the Liberal Democrats will be in it. It was first broadcast in March 2015, just in time for the ''following'' election, when a Tory/LibDem coalition has been in power for five years. Also doubles as a {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}.



* ''Film/{{Fallen}}'' begins with a voiceover from the main character: "I wanna tell you about the time I ''almost'' died." [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}}]] [[TomatoSurprise in that it's]] [[spoiler: the demon Azazel who's ''really'' saying it. Denzel's character ''does'' die.]]
* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'' takes place before Fred and Wilma's marriage, so unless you've never even heard of the cartoon, you'll know that [[GoldDigger Chip Rockfeller]]'s scheme to marry Wilma for her wealth is DoomedByCanon

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* ''Film/{{Fallen}}'' begins with a voiceover from the main character: "I wanna tell you about the time I ''almost'' died." [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}}]] [[TomatoSurprise in that it's]] [[spoiler: the demon Azazel who's ''really'' saying it. Denzel's character ''does'' die.]]
die]].
* ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas'' takes place before Fred and Wilma's marriage, so unless you've never even heard of the cartoon, you'll know that [[GoldDigger Chip Rockfeller]]'s scheme to marry Wilma for her wealth is DoomedByCanonDoomedByCanon.



** Likewise, anyone who paid close attention to ''The Fellowship of The Ring'' will know that [[spoiler: Balin can't die in ''this'' trilogy, because he's the one entombed in the crypt at Moria, having fallen to the invading orcs.]]

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** Likewise, anyone who paid close attention to ''The Fellowship of The Ring'' will know that [[spoiler: Balin can't die in ''this'' trilogy, because he's the one entombed in the crypt at Moria, having fallen to the invading orcs.]]orcs]].



** We know that at least all of the original six Avengers -- Tony, Steve, Thor, Bruce, Clint, and Natasha -- will survive ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', since the characters are all slated for further films.

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** We know that at least all of the original six Avengers -- Tony, Steve, Thor, Bruce, Clint, and Natasha -- will survive ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', [[ContractualImmortality since the characters are all slated for further films.]]



* ''Romeo is Bleeding'' starts with a bartender telling a story about one of his regulars (Creator/GaryOldman), and why that man is such a mess. There's a bit of a twist, though, when it's revealed at the end that [[spoiler: both of them are the same man.]]

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* ''Romeo is Bleeding'' starts with a bartender telling a story about one of his regulars (Creator/GaryOldman), and why that man is such a mess. There's a bit of a twist, though, when it's revealed at the end that [[spoiler: both of them are the same man.]]man]].



* ''Film/SevenPounds'' starts with [[spoiler: the main character calling in his own suicide to 911.]]

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* ''Film/SevenPounds'' starts with [[spoiler: the main character calling in his own suicide to 911.]]911]].



** While perhaps not immediately obvious to casual fans, it was also obvious to most ''Star Wars'' fans as soon as Chancellor Palpatine showed up that he and Darth Sidious would turn out to be the same person; while not mentioned in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', "Palpatine" was known to be the Emperor's name in many novels where he appeared. And those who were musically savvy knew that he was Darth Sidious/the Emperor from the beginning as, on several occasions, the Emperor's theme plays in the background in certain shots with him in the foreground in both roles. Also, the same actor plays both roles, despite the prequels taking place almost 20 years before ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' and being filmed 20 years after. The character was always supposed to be old, but the actor who plays him, Ian [=McDiarmid=], originally played the role in heavy makeup, and by the time the prequels were filmed was old enough to portray the character again.

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** While perhaps not immediately obvious to casual fans, it was also obvious to most ''Star Wars'' fans as soon as Chancellor Palpatine showed up that he and Darth Sidious would turn out to be the same person; while not mentioned in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', "Palpatine" was known to be the Emperor's name in many novels where he appeared. And those who were musically savvy knew that he was Darth Sidious/the Emperor from the beginning as, on several occasions, the Emperor's theme plays in the background in certain shots with him in the foreground in both roles. Also, the same actor plays both roles, despite the prequels taking place almost 20 years before ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' and being filmed 20 years after. The character was always supposed to be old, but the actor who plays him, Ian [=McDiarmid=], Creator/IanMcDiarmid, originally played the role in heavy makeup, and by the time the prequels were filmed was old enough to portray the character again.



* ''Film/TheStrangers'' begins with saying that the two protagonists left a wedding reception in 2005 and nobody knows exactly what happened next, all but saying that they died. Then they show some parts of the ending. Though the movie cheats at the end by [[spoiler: having the female lead ''impossibly'' survive]]. Though [[spoiler: she]] may be better off dead, as [[spoiler: she was terrorized by a group of serial killers, saw her husband blow a friend's head off, and was stuck in a chair while he and her husband were stabbed repeatedly.]] Even if the survivor... well, survives, they won't be getting out of a psych ward for awhile. In [[spoiler:her case]], "death" [[ProphecyTwist may have been meant metaphorically.]]

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* ''Film/TheStrangers'' begins with saying that the two protagonists left a wedding reception in 2005 and nobody knows exactly what happened next, all but saying that they died. Then they show some parts of the ending. Though the movie cheats at the end by [[spoiler: having the female lead ''impossibly'' survive]]. Though [[spoiler: she]] may be better off dead, as [[spoiler: she was terrorized by a group of serial killers, saw her husband blow a friend's head off, and was stuck in a chair while he and her husband were stabbed repeatedly.]] repeatedly]]. Even if the survivor... well, survives, they won't be getting out of a psych ward for awhile. In [[spoiler:her case]], "death" [[ProphecyTwist may have been meant metaphorically.]]



** May also qualify as ProphecyTwist - viewers paying attention to Rose's backstory at the beginning will know immediately which man she ends up with, as her last name is given as [[spoiler: Dawson. However, at the end of the movie it's revealed the circumstances surrounding this were not marriage.]]

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** May also qualify as ProphecyTwist - viewers paying attention to Rose's backstory at the beginning will know immediately which man she ends up with, as her last name is given as [[spoiler: Dawson. However, at the end of the movie it's revealed the circumstances surrounding this were not marriage.]]marriage]].



* ''Film/{{Transcendence}}'': [[spoiler:As Max narrates at the start of the film, reminiscing about Will and Evelyn, it's clear that both of them are dead by this time.]]

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* ''Film/{{Transcendence}}'': [[spoiler:As Max narrates at the start of the film, reminiscing about Will and Evelyn, it's clear that both of them are dead by this time.]]time]].



* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'' This film is not only based on the life and death of the aforenamed Irish journalist, the movie begins with a depiction of her murder. The film then flashes back to two years prior, when she began her investigations into the Irish drug trade, which is what lead to her gruesome fate.

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* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'' This film is not only based on the life and death of the aforenamed Irish journalist, the movie begins with a depiction of her murder. The film then flashes back to two years prior, when she began her investigations into the Irish drug trade, which is what lead to her gruesome fate.



* ''Tamburlaine Must Die'' is exempt from the historical fiction version of this trope because there are more than enough conspiracy theories about the main character, Creator/ChristopherMarlowe, that say he didn't die. It still starts by saying he's going to die in three days. However, fans of the writer will be strongly suspecting [[spoiler: a subversion... which doesn't happen.]]

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* ''Tamburlaine Must Die'' is exempt from the historical fiction version of this trope because there are more than enough conspiracy theories about the main character, Creator/ChristopherMarlowe, that say he didn't die. It still starts by saying he's going to die in three days. However, fans of the writer will be strongly suspecting [[spoiler: a subversion... which doesn't happen.]]happen]].



* Nabokov's ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' has a [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis foreword]], which says that Humbert died from coronary thrombosis [[spoiler: and Lolita died in childbirth. However, it refers Lolita as "Mrs. Richard F. Schiller", her married name, which isn't revealed until the end of the book.]]

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* Nabokov's ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' has a [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis foreword]], which says that Humbert died from coronary thrombosis [[spoiler: and Lolita died in childbirth. However, it refers Lolita as "Mrs. Richard F. Schiller", her married name, which isn't revealed until the end of the book.]]book]].



* Kevin J. Anderson's ''Literature/TheLastDaysOfKrypton''. Everyone knows the planet is going to go kaboom, but he manages to milk a large amount of suspense over ''how'', introducing multiple possibilities in rapid succession. Will it explode from geologic instability? Will it be smashed by a massive comet? Will it be consumed by its red sun Rao going supernova? [[spoiler: Answer: none of the above. All of the above threats are taken care of, then near the end a bunch of stupid politicians throw a portal to the Phantom Zone into the core, causing the planet to implode]].

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* Kevin J. Anderson's ''Literature/TheLastDaysOfKrypton''. Everyone knows the planet is going to go kaboom, but he manages to milk a large amount of suspense over ''how'', introducing multiple possibilities in rapid succession. Will it explode from geologic instability? Will it be smashed by a massive comet? Will it be consumed by its red sun Rao going supernova? [[spoiler: Answer: none of the above. All of the above threats are taken care of, then near the end a bunch of stupid politicians throw a portal to the Phantom Zone into the core, causing the planet to implode]].implode.]]



** It's done even more in the sequel, ''Literature/DuneMessiah'': the conclusion is hinted at in the second chapter, and by halfway through the novel, the protagonist has a prescient dream in which he foresees the entire rest of the story. The vision guides him even after [[spoiler:his eyes get burned out by nuclear radiation]]. By twenty pages before the climax (a substantial portion of the just 200-page book) it's a definite example, [[spoiler:except for the PlotTwist in which Paul foresees only the birth of his daughter, and not her far more significant twin brother.]]

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** It's done even more in the sequel, ''Literature/DuneMessiah'': the conclusion is hinted at in the second chapter, and by halfway through the novel, the protagonist has a prescient dream in which he foresees the entire rest of the story. The vision guides him even after [[spoiler:his eyes get burned out by nuclear radiation]]. By twenty pages before the climax (a substantial portion of the just 200-page book) it's a definite example, [[spoiler:except for the PlotTwist in which Paul foresees only the birth of his daughter, and not her far more significant twin brother.]]brother]].



** ''Crookedstar's Promise'', especially seeing as [[spoiler: we never heard of Willowbreeze or Crookedstar's other kits.]] And also Stormkit breaking his jaw and being held back from being an apprentice. And that he dies at the end.

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** ''Crookedstar's Promise'', especially seeing as [[spoiler: we never heard of Willowbreeze or Crookedstar's other kits.]] kits]]. And also Stormkit breaking his jaw and being held back from being an apprentice. And that he dies at the end.



* "[[Literature/TheLovelyBones My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie.]] [[PosthumousNarration I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.]]"

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* "[[Literature/TheLovelyBones ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'': "[[PosthumousNarration My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie.]] [[PosthumousNarration I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.]]"



* ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' Wild Bill Hickok serves as a main character in the first four episodes of the first season, and his murder becomes central to several storylines that follow. Also, viewers knowledgable of history would know that characters based on historical figures such as Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock and Sol Starr were going to survive the time portrayed in the series.

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* ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' Wild Bill Hickok serves as a main character in the first four episodes of the first season, and his murder becomes central to several storylines that follow. Also, viewers knowledgable knowledgeable of history would know that characters based on historical figures such as Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock and Sol Starr were going to survive the time portrayed in the series.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''



** No matter how [[spoiler:loyal]] Mordred appears to be to [[spoiler:Arthur]], one of the defining moments of the Arthurian Legends is that of Arthur and Mordred's [[spoiler:fight to the death]] and thus he must be [[spoiler:evil.]]

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** No matter how [[spoiler:loyal]] Mordred appears to be to [[spoiler:Arthur]], one of the defining moments of the Arthurian Legends is that of Arthur and Mordred's [[spoiler:fight to the death]] and thus he must be [[spoiler:evil.]][[spoiler:evil]].



** At the end of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' (the final season, set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne), Captain Edmund and his battalion finally go over the top. Once they get there, the gunshots cease. But then they consider the war has ended... in 1917.

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** At the end of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' (the final season, set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI), Captain Edmund and his battalion finally go over the top. Once they get there, the gunshots cease. But then they consider the war has ended... in 1917.



** WarrenHarding will become President and die in office

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** WarrenHarding UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding will become President and die in officeoffice.



* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has an interesting case of this in the episode "In The Pale Moonlight". The episode is told through flashbacks and begins with Sisko wondering where it went wrong so that the audience knows from the beginning that something bad happens. And during the episode we see Sisko trying to get the Romulans to their side in the Dominion War and so the audience begins to think that the plan fails and makes things worse. But ultimately the reason he is saddened is that [[spoiler: he succeeded but that to reach this far he had to cheat, bribe, lie and 2 people were killed in the process and for him the most damning thing is that he finds himself able to live with it.]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has an interesting case of this in the episode "In The Pale Moonlight". The episode is told through flashbacks and begins with Sisko wondering where it went wrong so that the audience knows from the beginning that something bad happens. And during the episode we see Sisko trying to get the Romulans to their side in the Dominion War and so the audience begins to think that the plan fails and makes things worse. But ultimately the reason he is saddened is that [[spoiler: he succeeded but that to reach this far he had to cheat, bribe, lie and 2 people were killed in the process and for him the most damning thing is that he finds himself able to live with it.]]it]].



* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' is a prequel and the story of Saul Goodman, who played a significant role in ''Series/BreakingBad'' as Walter White's lawyer. He's still "Jimmy [=McGill=]" at the start of the show, but we know he'll eventually become Saul, he'll eventually lose most of his ethics and turn into a high-powered organized crime attorney and he'll eventually end up exiled to Nebraska after the events of BB. Creator/VinceGilligan has said the show's about how someone like Saul even comes to exist.
** Also, we know that[[spoiler:Mike will not make it to the end]] from BB
* ''Series/TotalDivas'' suffers from this as a result of trying to make a reality series about women who appear on live TV every week. The episodes are usually a few months behind so several of the stories they tease make no sense. At the end of the third season the CliffHanger was that the Bella Twins did not want to renew their contracts. Since the Bellas had continued to appear on TV since that episode was filmed, with Nikki even holding the title belt, they clearly changed their minds.

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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' is a prequel and the story of Saul Goodman, who played a significant role in ''Series/BreakingBad'' as Walter White's lawyer. He's still "Jimmy [=McGill=]" at the start of the show, but we know he'll eventually become Saul, he'll eventually lose most of his ethics and turn into a high-powered organized crime attorney and he'll eventually end up exiled to Nebraska after the events of BB. Creator/VinceGilligan has said the show's about how someone like Saul even comes to exist.
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exist. Also, we know that[[spoiler:Mike that [[spoiler:Mike will not make it to the end]] from BB
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* ''Series/TotalDivas'' suffers from this as a result of trying to make a reality series about women who appear on live TV every week. The episodes are usually a few months behind so several of the stories they tease make no sense. At the end of the third season the CliffHanger was that the Bella Twins Wrestling/BellaTwins did not want to renew their contracts. Since the Bellas had continued to appear on TV since that episode was filmed, with Nikki even holding the title belt, they clearly changed their minds.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', you already know how the game is going to end in the introduction (the main character, Ramza, being branded a heretic and erased from history, while his childhood best friend, Delita, is revered as a hero and became king) due to the fact that it's narrated by a historian looking back into the past. Although in this case, it's not a matter of [[OhAndXDies how things end]], but rather [[spoiler: an attempt to uncover the massive church conspiracy that damned Ramza as an evil heretic instead of the hero he is.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', you already know how the game is going to end in the introduction (the main character, Ramza, being branded a heretic and erased from history, while his childhood best friend, Delita, is revered as a hero and became king) due to the fact that it's narrated by a historian looking back into the past. Although in this case, it's not a matter of [[OhAndXDies how things end]], but rather [[spoiler: an attempt to uncover the massive church conspiracy that damned Ramza as an evil heretic instead of the hero he is.]]is]].



* Pick any number of historical first-person shooters or RTS games that don't deviate into AlternateHistory. These spoilers run anywhere from [[spoiler:the Allied victory in WWII]] to [[spoiler:the Union victory in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar]]

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* Pick any number of historical first-person shooters or RTS games that don't deviate into AlternateHistory. These spoilers run anywhere from [[spoiler:the Allied victory in WWII]] to [[spoiler:the Union victory in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar]]UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar]].



** However, it's only at the end of ''Rekka no Ken'' that it's implied that [[spoiler:Lucius was the priest who started the orphanage that Chad and the twins lived in, and who was killed by Bern forces.]]

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** However, it's only at the end of ''Rekka no Ken'' that it's implied that [[spoiler:Lucius was the priest who started the orphanage that Chad and the twins lived in, and who was killed by Bern forces.]]forces]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' plays with this, mixing it with ProphecyTwist here and there. The prologue of the game as well as the cutscenes of Alex recounting the events so far occurs at the 18th Day of the infection. From the looks of New York and the background images of desperate fighting the player gets the impression that TheVirus has all but taken over Manhattan. So, as the game progresses, it is of no surprise as hives and infected are popping out left and right. It is not until about midway through the game that the player learns that [[spoiler: Alex killed Elizabeth Greene and the Blacklight lost its momentum]] and another couple more missions before [[spoiler: she actually dies]]. Likewise, Alex mentions very early on that he [[spoiler: killed [=McMullen=]]]. What he doesn't say is that when he finally got to [[spoiler: [=McMullen=], he shot himself in the head, depriving Alex and the player a treasure trove of information, most importantly, about the Pariah]]. In a similar vein, the Web of Intrigue videos clue the player on [[spoiler: Alex's role in the creation and spread of the Blacklight virus before the actual reveal occurs.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' plays with this, mixing it with ProphecyTwist here and there. The prologue of the game as well as the cutscenes of Alex recounting the events so far occurs at the 18th Day of the infection. From the looks of New York and the background images of desperate fighting the player gets the impression that TheVirus has all but taken over Manhattan. So, as the game progresses, it is of no surprise as hives and infected are popping out left and right. It is not until about midway through the game that the player learns that [[spoiler: Alex killed Elizabeth Greene and the Blacklight lost its momentum]] and another couple more missions before [[spoiler: she actually dies]]. Likewise, Alex mentions very early on that he [[spoiler: killed [=McMullen=]]]. What he doesn't say is that when he finally got to [[spoiler: [=McMullen=], he shot himself in the head, depriving Alex and the player a treasure trove of information, most importantly, about the Pariah]]. In a similar vein, the Web of Intrigue videos clue the player on [[spoiler: Alex's role in the creation and spread of the Blacklight virus before the actual reveal occurs.]]occurs]].



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/SecondSight'': half the game is set in the present, with the rest being told as flashbacks roughly six months earlier. However, the ending reveals that [[spoiler: what the protagonist believes to be the past is in fact the present and what he believes to be the present is in fact a hypothetical future, which he is experiencing because of his precognitive abilities.]]

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/SecondSight'': half the game is set in the present, with the rest being told as flashbacks roughly six months earlier. However, the ending reveals that [[spoiler: what the protagonist believes to be the past is in fact the present and what he believes to be the present is in fact a hypothetical future, which he is experiencing because of his precognitive abilities.]]abilities]].



* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' subverts this: You know that Cyrus Pikney died. What you don't know is how he was murdered, and why. Then it turns out that [[spoiler: Cobblepot Senior FAILED: Cobblepot needed to silence Pikney to take over Gotham's economy, and used the classic poison and a social invitation that Pikney couldn't refuse. Pikney died, but used a serum (thanks to a young Arkham, no less) to resurrect himself. Unfortunately, it drove him a little insane. He then killed Cobblepot for real.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' subverts this: You know that Cyrus Pikney died. What you don't know is how he was murdered, and why. Then it turns out that [[spoiler: Cobblepot Senior FAILED: Cobblepot needed to silence Pikney to take over Gotham's economy, and used the classic poison and a social invitation that Pikney couldn't refuse. Pikney died, but used a serum (thanks to a young Arkham, no less) to resurrect himself. Unfortunately, it drove him a little insane. He then killed Cobblepot for real.]]real]].



** Case 4 of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Trials & Tribulations]]'' is [[spoiler: a flashback to Mia's first case as a lawyer]]. As soon as you find out the prosecutor's identity ([[spoiler:Edgeworth]]) it's meant to be clear that [[spoiler: you can't win]] because [[spoiler: Edgeworth never lost a case prior to meeting Phoenix in court]]. Although it was a subversion since [[spoiler:''neither'' lawyer won: the defendant commits suicide while testifying and the case is thrown out without a judgment.]] Also, in ''Apollo Justice'' [[spoiler: there's another flashback trial]] that you know will end badly, because you've already been informed that [[spoiler:it's the one that caused Phoenix's disbarring]]. It's also made clear ''in the same game'' that [[spoiler: Mia is going to lose the case, as shown by her thinking back to it in the first case of the game and reflecting on how badly it ended. Of course, this still led players to expect her to outright ''lose'', instead of ''neither'' lawyer winning, so it's still a subversion.]]
** In ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney: Investigations]]'', Edgeworth is shown at his first trial during a flashback case. [[spoiler: It's not the one with Mia, so you know something's going to go horribly wrong; the suspect is killed at the beginning of the case and instead of prosecuting him, Edgeworth has to figure out what happened.]] At the end of the case, present-day Edgeworth comments that [[spoiler: his true first case would take place months later, and if you've played ''Trials and Tribulations'', you already know what's going to go down...]]

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** Case 4 of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Trials & Tribulations]]'' is [[spoiler: a flashback to Mia's first case as a lawyer]]. As soon as you find out the prosecutor's identity ([[spoiler:Edgeworth]]) it's meant to be clear that [[spoiler: you can't win]] because [[spoiler: Edgeworth never lost a case prior to meeting Phoenix in court]]. Although it was a subversion since [[spoiler:''neither'' lawyer won: the defendant commits suicide while testifying and the case is thrown out without a judgment.]] Also, in ''Apollo Justice'' [[spoiler: there's another flashback trial]] that you know will end badly, because you've already been informed that [[spoiler:it's the one that caused Phoenix's disbarring]]. It's also made clear ''in the same game'' that [[spoiler: Mia is going to lose the case, as shown by her thinking back to it in the first case of the game and reflecting on how badly it ended. Of course, this still led players to expect her to outright ''lose'', instead of ''neither'' lawyer winning, so it's still a subversion.]]
subversion]].
** In ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney: Investigations]]'', Edgeworth is shown at his first trial during a flashback case. [[spoiler: It's not the one with Mia, so you know something's going to go horribly wrong; the suspect is killed at the beginning of the case and instead of prosecuting him, Edgeworth has to figure out what happened.]] At the end of the case, present-day Edgeworth comments that [[spoiler: his true first case would take place months later, and if you've played ''Trials and Tribulations'', you already know what's going to go down...]]down..]].



** ''Investigations 2'' features a flashback case where you get to play as Gregory... against von Karma. Anyone who's played the first game will know he maintained his perfect record until he went up against Phoenix, so it's clear Gregory won't be able to win. Not only that, this is the case where von Karma received his only penalty, so you know that [[spoiler:Gregory is going to find out von Karma forged evidence]] and [[spoiler:that won't end well for him...]] You also know you won't be able to catch the real killer in the flashback portion of the case. But they still managed to pull a few surprises though, such as [[spoiler: Badd being involved in the case]], [[spoiler:von Karma only barely winning due to LoopholeAbuse, the moral victor was firmly Gregory]] and, most significantly, [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad the Chief Prosecutor at the time being involved in the forgery, and he only gave von Karma the penalty to cover his own tracks.]]]]

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** ''Investigations 2'' features a flashback case where you get to play as Gregory... against von Karma. Anyone who's played the first game will know he maintained his perfect record until he went up against Phoenix, so it's clear Gregory won't be able to win. Not only that, this is the case where von Karma received his only penalty, so you know that [[spoiler:Gregory is going to find out von Karma forged evidence]] and [[spoiler:that won't end well for him...]] You also know you won't be able to catch the real killer in the flashback portion of the case. But they still managed to pull a few surprises though, such as [[spoiler: Badd being involved in the case]], [[spoiler:von Karma only barely winning due to LoopholeAbuse, the moral victor was firmly Gregory]] and, most significantly, [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain the Chief Prosecutor at the time being involved in the forgery, and he only gave von Karma the penalty to cover his own tracks.]]]]






* In the Nailbat story in ''Webcomic/AntiBunny'' It's established early on that the protagonist will die in one year. As the other AntiBunny story Gritty City Stories takes place two years later, Nailbat's death is already mentioned there as a matter of fact.

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* In the Nailbat story in ''Webcomic/AntiBunny'' ''Webcomic/{{AntiBunny}}'' It's established early on that the protagonist will die in one year. As the other AntiBunny [=AntiBunny=] story Gritty City Stories takes place two years later, Nailbat's death is already mentioned there as a matter of fact.



* The current "Tower of Babel" arc of ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' is essentially the backstory of one of the characters, and previous arcs make it clear that [[spoiler: Tessa's squad destroys Arthur, but during the battle Julian is killed and Tessa is captured. Then she escapes with help from Tin-head, and sometime later wins Sticks from Julie Waterman in a card game.]]

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* The current "Tower of Babel" arc of ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' is essentially the backstory of one of the characters, and previous arcs make it clear that [[spoiler: Tessa's squad destroys Arthur, but during the battle Julian is killed and Tessa is captured. Then she escapes with help from Tin-head, and sometime later wins Sticks from Julie Waterman in a card game.]]game]].



** Played with a little bit earlier before that; [[spoiler:Sarda believes that the outcome of his battle with the Light Warriors is a foregone conclusion, and that he literally cannot lose to them, since his present-day self grows up in a world that isn't terrorized by the "heroes". He does actually lose the fight... sort of... but the Light Warriors disband after the battle anyway.]]

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** Played with a little bit earlier before that; [[spoiler:Sarda believes that the outcome of his battle with the Light Warriors is a foregone conclusion, and that he literally cannot lose to them, since his present-day self grows up in a world that isn't terrorized by the "heroes". He does actually lose the fight... sort of... but the Light Warriors disband after the battle anyway.]]anyway]].



* It should be exceedingly obvious at this point that ''[[KillEmAll everyone]]'' that has anything to do with [[WebOriginal/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]] is going to die horribly. [[AvertedTrope Averted,]] surprisingly, by ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' - [[spoiler:Tim lives. So does Jessica. Jay and Alex and everyone else, however...]]

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* It should be exceedingly obvious at this point that ''[[KillEmAll everyone]]'' that has anything to do with [[WebOriginal/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]] is going to die horribly. [[AvertedTrope Averted,]] surprisingly, by ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' - [[spoiler:Tim lives. So does Jessica. Jay and Alex and everyone else, however...]]however..]].



This was [[spoiler: sort of a subversion, because he won the match with Caine, but was then killed by Dave Thomas, who was in the show's previous match.]]

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This was [[spoiler: sort of a subversion, because he won the match with Caine, but was then killed by Dave Thomas, who was in the show's previous match.]]match]].



** While the series obviously cannot touch any named Jedi that appear in or after ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', they do manage to off some important Franchise/StarWarsLegends characters. Since ''The Clone Wars'' is part of the new Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, these deaths are final. [[spoiler: This becomes quite shocking in the season finale, in which Barris Offee is arrested as a terrorist. She was suppose to die by her master's side during Order 66, which was ultimately cut from the movie but appeared in a comic.]]

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** While the series obviously cannot touch any named Jedi that appear in or after ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', they do manage to off some important Franchise/StarWarsLegends characters. Since ''The Clone Wars'' is part of the new Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, these deaths are final. [[spoiler: This becomes quite shocking in the season finale, in which Barris Offee is arrested as a terrorist. She was suppose supposed to die by her master's side during Order 66, which was ultimately cut from the movie but appeared in a comic.]]



* Particularly depressing example in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. In the climax of "Simon and Marcy", Simon manages to [[spoiler: use his abilities and still remain semi-sane, and it looks like there might be hope for him to eventually gain control over [[ArtifactOfDoom the Crown]]...but of course, the audience already knows from previous backstory episodes that [[DownerEnding he will ultimately fail at this, lose his mind, and be forced to abandon Marceline.]]]]

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* Particularly depressing example in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. In the climax of "Simon and Marcy", Simon manages to [[spoiler: use his abilities and still remain semi-sane, and it looks like there might be hope for him to eventually gain control over [[ArtifactOfDoom the Crown]]...but of course, the audience already knows from previous backstory episodes that [[DownerEnding he will ultimately fail at this, lose his mind, and be forced to abandon Marceline.]]]]Marceline]]]].
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