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22nd Mar '17 7:46:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'': Even the Japanese are GenreSavvy enough to realize that their situation is basically {{Unwinnable}}. Really, the only question is whether Saigo will survive the battle or not. [[spoiler:He does, and is actually better off, as he is sent to a internment camp, internment camps were actually just boring holding camps, and he gets a free life in the US, and may still be friends with his American friend.]]

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* ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'': Even the Japanese are GenreSavvy enough to realize that their situation is basically {{Unwinnable}}. Really, the only question is whether Saigo will survive the battle or not. [[spoiler:He does, and is actually better off, as he is sent to a internment camp, internment camps were actually just boring holding camps, and he gets a free life in the US, and may still be friends with his American friend.]]



* As mentioned in the {{Film}} section above, if a story has a {{Narrator}}, you can generally assume they will live to the end, though there are of course subversions. [[Series/WireInTheBlood Val McDermid]] loves subverting this trope (so much so that a [[GenreSavvy fan of her writing]] may start to expect it). Many of her books switch back and forth between two or three narrators, letting you assume that at least those two or three characters will make it... only to have one of them be brutally murdered halfway through the story.

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* As mentioned in the {{Film}} section above, if a story has a {{Narrator}}, you can generally assume they will live to the end, though there are of course subversions. [[Series/WireInTheBlood Val McDermid]] loves subverting this trope (so much so that a [[GenreSavvy fan of her writing]] writing may start to expect it). Many of her books switch back and forth between two or three narrators, letting you assume that at least those two or three characters will make it... only to have one of them be brutally murdered halfway through the story.



* Documentaries seem to use this trope all too often, especially if they're covering things like shark attacks or storms. The very presence of an interviewee talking about how they felt during the incident that nearly killed them thoroughly implies that they survived. No interview? Probably didn't make it. Occasionally, however, a GenreSavvy director will leave the victim out of the interviews until after their survival has been established.

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* Documentaries seem to use this trope all too often, especially if they're covering things like shark attacks or storms. The very presence of an interviewee talking about how they felt during the incident that nearly killed them thoroughly implies that they survived. No interview? Probably didn't make it. Occasionally, however, a GenreSavvy director will leave the victim out of the interviews until after their survival has been established.
22nd Mar '17 5:03:47 PM Mineboot45
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'': while every settlement you create will inevitably go up in flames, exactly ''how'' it dies is up to you.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'': while every settlement you create will inevitably go up in flames, exactly ''how'' it dies is almost entirely up to you.
22nd Mar '17 5:02:07 PM Mineboot45
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'': while every settlement you create will inevitably go up in flames, exactly ''how'' it dies is up to you.
14th Mar '17 7:19:45 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' is an AlternateUniverseFic which (mostly) follows the plot of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition. It's pretty much confirmed by the premise that the co-Inquisitors will succeed in their long-term goal of defeating the Elder One. What's not clear is ''why'' there are two Inquisitors instead of just one, and what effect that will have on the way the story unfolds.

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* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' is an AlternateUniverseFic which (mostly) follows the plot of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition. '' It's pretty much confirmed by the premise that the co-Inquisitors will succeed in their long-term goal of defeating the Elder One. What's not clear is ''why'' there are two Inquisitors instead of just one, and what effect that will have on the way the story unfolds.
14th Mar '17 7:18:12 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary'' takes place during ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', and shows the off-screen "[[FalseFriend friendship]]" Ginny had with Tom Riddle. If you've read the book, you know Tom will eventually possess Ginny and use her to start attacking students, before taking her into the Chamber of Secrets. The fic details how they got there, and it is ''brutal''. It's very well-written and comes highly recommended, but it really is like watching a trainwreck.

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* ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary'' takes place during ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', and shows the off-screen "[[FalseFriend friendship]]" Ginny had with Tom Riddle. If you've read the book, you know Tom will eventually possess Ginny and use her to start attacking students, before taking her into the Chamber of Secrets. The fic details how they got there, and it is ''brutal''. It's very well-written and comes highly recommended, but it really is like watching a trainwreck.train wreck.
* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' is an AlternateUniverseFic which (mostly) follows the plot of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition. It's pretty much confirmed by the premise that the co-Inquisitors will succeed in their long-term goal of defeating the Elder One. What's not clear is ''why'' there are two Inquisitors instead of just one, and what effect that will have on the way the story unfolds.



* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' is an AlternateUniverseFic which (mostly) follows the plot of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition. It's pretty much confirmed by the premise that the co-Inquisitors will succeed in their long-term goal of defeating the Elder One. What's not clear is ''why'' there are two Inquisitors instead of just one, and what effect that will have on the way the story unfolds.
14th Mar '17 7:17:03 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'': Near the end of the film, Stitch [[spoiler:dies shortly after being put in the fusion chamber made to fix him]]. However, since this film takes place before the events of ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', which was released two years earlier as the PilotMovie of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', then those watching ''Lilo & Stitch 2'' who are aware of ''The Series''[='=] existence will know that [[spoiler:[[DisneyDeath Stitch's death doesn't take]]]].

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'': Near the end of the film, Stitch [[spoiler:dies shortly after being put in the fusion chamber made to fix him]]. However, since this film takes place before the events of ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', which was released two years earlier as the PilotMovie of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', then those watching ''Lilo & Stitch 2'' who are aware of the existence of ''The Series''[='=] existence will Series''will know that [[spoiler:[[DisneyDeath Stitch's death doesn't take]]]].take]]]].
* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' is an AlternateUniverseFic which (mostly) follows the plot of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition. It's pretty much confirmed by the premise that the co-Inquisitors will succeed in their long-term goal of defeating the Elder One. What's not clear is ''why'' there are two Inquisitors instead of just one, and what effect that will have on the way the story unfolds.



* ''Film/{{Bill}}'' is about William Shakespeare's attempts to make it as a playwright in London whilst King Philip II of Spain plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. History tells us Bill will succeed and Philip will fail, the question is what will happen in the meantime?

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* ''Film/{{Bill}}'' is about William Shakespeare's attempts to make it as a playwright in London whilst King Philip II of Spain plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. History tells us Bill will succeed and Philip will fail, fail; the question is what will happen in the meantime?



* ''Film/{{Brick}}'' starts with Emily lying facedown in a drainage ditch. When she shows up again in the flashback sequence, you already know she's doomed.

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* ''Film/{{Brick}}'' starts with Emily lying facedown face down in a drainage ditch. When she shows up again in the flashback sequence, you already know she's doomed.



** ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009) is an alternate continuity and takes liberties such as [[spoiler:killing Kirk's dad and destroying Vulcan]], but still, you know everyone will get over the conflicts to become TrueCompanions as the Enterprise crew.
** ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'': When your movie is called ''The Search For Spock'', it's not going to end with Admiral Kirk [[BreakingTheFourthWall turning to the viewers and saying]] "Sorry folks, we didn't find him". As Creator/WilliamShatner put it, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen."

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** ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009) is an alternate continuity and takes liberties such as [[spoiler:killing Kirk's dad and destroying Vulcan]], but still, you know everyone will get over the conflicts to become TrueCompanions as the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' crew.
** ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'': When your movie is called ''The Search For Spock'', it's not going to end with Admiral Kirk [[BreakingTheFourthWall turning to the viewers and saying]] saying]], "Sorry folks, we didn't find him". him." As Creator/WilliamShatner put it, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen."



** ''Titanic'' is a double example. You know that the Titanic is going to sink, and you know right from the start that the main character survives.

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** ''Titanic'' is a double example. You know that the Titanic ''Titanic'' is going to sink, and you know right from the start that the main character survives.



* ''Uprising'', by Margaret Peterson Haddix, starts with a ten years later, with a young woman coming to one of the main characters and asking about the strike, and the fire (the book is based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory...). Due to inner monologue, it's revealed that 2 of the 3 narrators of the book end up dead. But it still backs a wallop when reading the death scenes- from their own point of view!

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* ''Uprising'', by Margaret Peterson Haddix, starts with a ten years later, with a young woman coming to one of the main characters and asking about the strike, and the fire (the book is based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory...). Due to inner monologue, it's revealed that 2 two of the 3 three narrators of the book end up dead. But it still backs packs a wallop when reading the death scenes- scenes - from their own point points of view!
13th Mar '17 11:07:35 AM H2SO4
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E16SecretCargo "Secret Cargo"]] is about the ''Ghost'' crew having to deliver Senator Mon Mothma, who's recently become a fugitive after publicly denouncing the Emperor, to her destination after a routine refueling mission goes wrong. Despite the tension of the Imperials chasing them, we know the heroes will succeed, because Mothma appears in ''Film/RogueOne'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' as the leader of the Rebellion.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E16SecretCargo "Secret Cargo"]] is about the ''Ghost'' crew having to deliver Senator Mon Mothma, who's recently become a fugitive after publicly denouncing the Emperor, to her destination after a routine refueling mission goes wrong. Despite the tension of the Imperials chasing them, we know the heroes will succeed, because Mothma appears in ''Film/RogueOne'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' as the leader of the Rebellion. Heck, she's even still alive by the time the Empire has fallen.
11th Mar '17 7:21:48 PM jormis29
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* Alfred Doeblin's ''Berlin Alexanderplatz'' begins with a one-page summary of the book's plot, describing the character's frequent falls from grace, but it refers rather elliptically to his final redemption, leaving some mystery. Likewise, each chapter is preceded by a summary, and throughout the book there are references to events yet to occur. All this is to show how the central character has no control over his life.

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* Alfred Doeblin's ''Berlin Alexanderplatz'' ''Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz'' begins with a one-page summary of the book's plot, describing the character's frequent falls from grace, but it refers rather elliptically to his final redemption, leaving some mystery. Likewise, each chapter is preceded by a summary, and throughout the book there are references to events yet to occur. All this is to show how the central character has no control over his life.
8th Mar '17 10:48:03 PM merotoker
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Death's OriginsIssue opens with the mangled body of his erstwhile interviewer being found by the Judges after the monster dumped it in a chem pit. We then flash back to show the interviewer's long meeting with Death before he killed him.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Death's OriginsIssue [[OriginsEpisode Origins Issue]] opens with the mangled body of his erstwhile interviewer being found by the Judges after the monster dumped it in a chem pit. We then flash back to show the interviewer's long meeting with Death before he killed him.



* ''Film/Ghost1990'' is a case where the advertising and in some cases even the subtitle "Message from Sam" do the ForegoneConclusion without the movie itself actually hinting at it at the beginning. If anyone went into that movie, not knowing that Sam will die, they must have been blind ''and'' deaf.

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* ''Film/Ghost1990'' is a case where the advertising and in some cases even the subtitle "Message from Sam" do the ForegoneConclusion Foregone Conclusion without the movie itself actually hinting at it at the beginning. If anyone went into that movie, not knowing that Sam will die, they must have been blind ''and'' deaf.



* ''Film/{{Jack 2013}}'' is largely predictable to those who've followed CanadianPolitics more closely.

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* ''Film/{{Jack 2013}}'' is largely predictable to those who've followed CanadianPolitics UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics more closely.



** Everything in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' led up to him being frozen for decades before waking up in the present time. Its sequel, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' is similar in that regard as anyone who has any knowledge of the comics knows ''exactly'' who the eponymous Winter Soldier is. [[spoiler:It turns out the identity of the Winter Soldier is incidental to what's really going on]].

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** Everything in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' led up to him being frozen for decades before waking up in the present time. Its sequel, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' is similar in that regard as anyone who has any knowledge of the comics knows ''exactly'' who the eponymous Winter Soldier is. [[spoiler:It turns out the identity of the Winter Soldier is incidental to what's really going on]].on.]]



** This films are both prequels to the first three ''Film/XMen'' films (though the prequels [[ContinuitySnarl contradict each other in some regards]]) and therefore contain numerous examples of this trope (assuming that the viewer has seen the first three films and/or is familiar with the comic book source material).

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** This films are both prequels to the first three ''Film/XMen'' films entries in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' (though the prequels [[ContinuitySnarl contradict each other in some regards]]) and therefore contain numerous examples of this trope (assuming that the viewer has seen the first three films and/or is familiar with the comic book source material).



* The ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series makes it perfectly clear, at the beginning of every book, that the story takes place in both an age long past and an age yet to come. In fact, the very title of the series suggests that time is cyclical, and thus everything that has happened before will happen again.

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* The ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series makes it perfectly clear, at the beginning of every book, that the story takes place in both an age long past and an age yet to come. In fact, the very title of the series suggests that time is cyclical, and thus everything that has happened before will happen again.



* ''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 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.

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* ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' ''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 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.



** Also, Morgana eventually [[spoiler:turns evil.]]

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** Also, Morgana eventually [[spoiler:turns evil.]]evil]].



* Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}} spends Season 4 with recurring visions of herself and Gabrielle crucified at the hands of the Romans, while all the while Caesar is getting rid of his competitors and consolidating power in Rome. When an episode entitled "The Ides of March" pops up at the end of the season, you know what's coming. [[spoiler: Caesar dies with the requisite Shakespeare quotes, Xena and Gabrielle die on crosses. Somewhat of a surprise at the time, many people expected the writers to find a way for the heroes to ''technically'' fulfill destiny and still escape...]]

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* Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}} spends Season 4 with recurring visions of herself and Gabrielle crucified at the hands of the Romans, while all the while Caesar is getting rid of his competitors and consolidating power in Rome. When an episode entitled "The Ides of March" pops up at the end of the season, you know what's coming. [[spoiler: Caesar dies with the requisite Shakespeare quotes, Xena and Gabrielle die on crosses. Somewhat of a surprise at the time, time; many people expected the writers to find a way for the heroes to ''technically'' fulfill destiny and still escape...]]



* ''Series/BlackSails'' is a double example. It serves as a prequle to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', which takes place many years later, so we know certain characters will live pass the final season. It also intersperses those characters with real life pirates, whose ultimate fates are well known. However, they've played fast and loose with the historical events to the point the order, time, and places of real world people don't match up with those of their characters. There are also original characters whose fates do not fit the trope.

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* ''Series/BlackSails'' is a double example. It serves as a prequle prequel to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', which takes place many years later, so we know certain characters will live pass the final season. It also intersperses those characters with real life pirates, whose ultimate fates are well known. However, they've played fast and loose with the historical events to the point the order, time, and places of real world people don't match up with those of their characters. There are also original characters whose fates do not fit the trope.



--->Don't give up, Joseph, fight till you drop
--->We've read the book, and you come out on top.

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--->Don't -->Don't give up, Joseph, fight till you drop
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* ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'''s first mission ends with main character Nariko succumbing to the deadly curse of the title sword. The rest of the game is a FlashBack on the events leading up to this point. [[spoiler:She eventually does succumb to the curse, but not before taking King Bohan and [[TheWarSequence hundreds of his soldiers]] with her in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome]].

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* ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'''s first mission ends with main character Nariko succumbing to the deadly curse of the title sword. The rest of the game is a FlashBack on the events leading up to this point. [[spoiler:She eventually does succumb to the curse, but not before taking King Bohan and [[TheWarSequence hundreds of his soldiers]] with her in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome]].CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': ''Fuuin no Tsurugi'' has Hector [[spoiler:dying within the first few chapters]] - in the prequel game ''Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken'', Hector is one of the protagonists.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': ''Fuuin no Tsurugi'' has Hector [[spoiler:dying within the first few chapters]] - in the prequel game ''Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken'', Hector is one of the protagonists.



** This also happens in ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', with the game being an interquel to both ''Black Flag'' and ''III''. Haytham will successfully purge the Assassins from the Americas, both him and Achilles will survive at least until ''Assassins's Creed III'' rolls around, and the New York gangs will continue with their illegal business for at least 200 years (And even then, it will not be completely solved).

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** This also happens in ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', with the game being an interquel to both ''Black Flag'' and ''III''. Haytham will successfully purge the Assassins from the Americas, both him and Achilles will survive at least until ''Assassins's ''Assassin's Creed III'' rolls around, and the New York gangs will continue with their illegal business for at least 200 years (And even then, it will not be completely solved).



* ''VisualNovel/{{Hakuouki}}'' focuses on TheShinsengumi from their rise to prominence through the Boshin War. While the addition of supernatural elements to the story creates a degree of uncertainty, players who know anything about that period of history and [[AnyoneCanDie the fates of the real-life Shinsengumi]] can tell from the beginning that [[KillEmAll it's not going to be pretty]].

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Hakuouki}}'' focuses on TheShinsengumi UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi from their rise to prominence through the Boshin War. While the addition of supernatural elements to the story creates a degree of uncertainty, players who know anything about that period of history and [[AnyoneCanDie the fates of the real-life Shinsengumi]] can tell from the beginning that [[KillEmAll it's not going to be pretty]].



* [[http://www.wordwearycomic.com/2014/01/20-janurary-2014.html This conversation]] in Webcomic/TheWordWeary could have just been avoided entirely with a little honesty.

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* [[http://www.wordwearycomic.com/2014/01/20-janurary-2014.html This conversation]] in Webcomic/TheWordWeary ''Webcomic/TheWordWeary'' could have just been avoided entirely with a little honesty.



* 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,]] {{Averted|Trope}}, surprisingly, by ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' - [[spoiler:Tim lives. So does Jessica. Jay and Alex and everyone else, however..]].
5th Mar '17 1:18:52 AM AthenaBlue
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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]]]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''
** Before a classic match between OJ Simpson and Joe Namath was shown, Nick started making OJ jokes. Johnny explained the fight took place before the ugliness in a simpler time.
** In the episode with the match between Kevin Spacey and Michael Caine, there was this parody of the opening line from ''Film/AmericanBeauty'':
---> '''Spacey:''' My name is Kevin Spacey, and I'm 49 years old. This is my life. In less than half an hour, I'll be dead. [[ItMakesSenseInContext I'll also be dressed like a giant hamburger.]]\\
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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]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Candace Gets Busted". Two guesses as to what happens at the end.



* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Candace Gets Busted". Two guesses as to what happens at the end.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Any time they come close to capturing or killing an important figure in the Separatist Alliance or if any of the Jedi are in peril. You already know Nute Gunray is going to get away and that Obi-Wan somehow escapes the supposedly inescapable trap.
The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Candace Gets Busted". Two guesses as series does avert this to what happens at a degree whenever they feature clones, since you never know which among them will get offed the end.next minute.
** As the series is an interquel set between [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]] and [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]] of the prequel trilogy, and KidAppealCharacter Ahsoka, Anakin's Padawan, is nowhere to be found in the latter, ''something'' is going to happen to her eventually which removes her from being able to do anything to influence the events of the movies and makes Anakin, who is quite attached to her, not want to talk about her. [[spoiler: Turns out that she is expelled from the Jedi Order after being framed for a crime she didn't commit. Though the truth eventually comes out and she is acquitted, she declines to return to the Jedi afterwards due to the Council's lack of trust in her.]]
** 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 supposed to die by her master's side during Order 66, which was ultimately cut from the movie but appeared in a comic.]]
** The "Conspiracy" arc in season 6 revolves around ARC Trooper Fives investigating Order 66 after it is triggered prematurely in his friend Tup by accident. Since the order is successfully executed in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', we know he's going to fail to expose it. [[spoiler: Indeed, the story ends with Fives being shot dead, the Jedi believing him to have gone insane and dismissing his claims, and all of the evidence being quietly swept under the rug by Dooku, Palpatine and the Kaminoans.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E16SecretCargo "Secret Cargo"]] is about the ''Ghost'' crew having to deliver Senator Mon Mothma, who's recently become a fugitive after publicly denouncing the Emperor, to her destination after a routine refueling mission goes wrong. Despite the tension of the Imperials chasing them, we know the heroes will succeed, because Mothma appears in ''Film/RogueOne'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' as the leader of the Rebellion.



* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''
** Before a classic match between OJ Simpson and Joe Namath was shown, Nick started making OJ jokes. Johnny explained the fight took place before the ugliness in a simpler time.
** In the episode with the match between Kevin Spacey and Michael Caine, there was this parody of the opening line from ''Film/AmericanBeauty'':
---> '''Spacey:''' My name is Kevin Spacey, and I'm 49 years old. This is my life. In less than half an hour, I'll be dead. [[ItMakesSenseInContext I'll also be dressed like a giant hamburger.]]\\
\\
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]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Any time they come close to capturing or killing an important figure in the Separatist Alliance or if any of the Jedi are in peril. You already know Nute Gunray is going to get away and that Obi-Wan somehow escapes the supposedly inescapable trap. The series does avert this to a degree whenever they feature clones, since you never know which among them will get offed the next minute.
** As the series is an interquel set between [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]] and [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]] of the prequel trilogy, and KidAppealCharacter Ahsoka, Anakin's Padawan, is nowhere to be found in the latter, ''something'' is going to happen to her eventually which removes her from being able to do anything to influence the events of the movies and makes Anakin, who is quite attached to her, not want to talk about her. [[spoiler: Turns out that she is expelled from the Jedi Order after being framed for a crime she didn't commit. Though the truth eventually comes out and she is acquitted, she declines to return to the Jedi afterwards due to the Council's lack of trust in her.]]
** 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 supposed to die by her master's side during Order 66, which was ultimately cut from the movie but appeared in a comic.]]
** The "Conspiracy" arc in season 6 revolves around ARC Trooper Fives investigating Order 66 after it is triggered prematurely in his friend Tup by accident. Since the order is successfully executed in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', we know he's going to fail to expose it. [[spoiler: Indeed, the story ends with Fives being shot dead, the Jedi believing him to have gone insane and dismissing his claims, and all of the evidence being quietly swept under the rug by Dooku, Palpatine and the Kaminoans.]]
* 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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