History Main / Futureshadowing

7th Apr '18 3:01:30 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth'' has a very [[MindScrew weird]] occurence of this. Alice's first memory-dream of her previous life as Mokuren has Mokuren awaken from a dream herself, saying she dreamt of being a Japanese highschool girl with straight black hair (Alice's appearance). Much later in the series, we see [[spoiler: Mokuren's spirit leave her body as she dies and save Rin from his fall from the balcony in the beginning of the series. Though Mokuren died about 9 years before that occured and how can she be reincarnated as Alice, if Alice is already 16 at the time and would be alive when Mokuren dies...]]. How this [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble would have occured previously]] is anyone's guess.

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* ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth'' has a very [[MindScrew weird]] occurence occurrence of this. Alice's first memory-dream of her previous life as Mokuren has Mokuren awaken from a dream herself, saying she dreamt dreamed of being a Japanese highschool high-school girl with straight black hair (Alice's appearance). Much later in the series, we see [[spoiler: Mokuren's spirit leave her body as she dies and save Rin from his fall from the balcony in the beginning of the series. Though Mokuren died about 9 years before that occured occurred and how can she be reincarnated as Alice, if Alice is already 16 at the time and would be alive when Mokuren dies...]]. How this [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble would have occured occurred previously]] is anyone's guess.



** Tucker's final speech at the Court has him noting that the ability of large corporations to crush independent inventors and entrepreneurs will hold back American ingenuity and knowhow and that eventually Japan and Germany will surpass them in consumer electronics and cars. By the time Coppola made this film in the 80s, this became increasingly true, and its especially prescient in the 21st Century.

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** Tucker's final speech at the Court has him noting that the ability of large corporations to crush independent inventors and entrepreneurs will hold back American ingenuity and knowhow know-ow and that eventually Japan and Germany will surpass them in consumer electronics and cars. By the time Coppola made this film in the 80s, this became increasingly true, and its it's especially prescient in the 21st Century.century.



** The third season ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Before And After", in which Kes's conciousness is travelling back through time, futureshadows elements of the fourth season episode "Year of Hell", although the timeline has changed slightly by the time the events actually occur (not least because Kes isn't a member of the crew any more).

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** The third season ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Before And After", in which Kes's conciousness consciousness is travelling back through time, futureshadows elements of the fourth season episode "Year of Hell", although the timeline has changed slightly by the time the events actually occur (not least because Kes isn't a member of the crew any more).
28th Feb '18 8:08:48 AM JamesAustin
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* The penultimate scene of ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].

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* The penultimate scene of ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' the film adaptation of ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].
14th Jan '18 9:04:03 AM CheeseDogX
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*** In that same vision, Sheridan learns that the good guys win the upcoming Shadow War. Fans complained that this was a major {{Spoiler}}. Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's reply was basically "Come on, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt did you really think]] I'd spend three years building up a war and then have us ''lose''?"



** In "Signs and Portents", Lady Ladira shows Sinclair her vision of Babylon 5 being destroyed. [[spoiler:Ultimately this comes to pass... after the station is finally decommissioned and evacuated.]]

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** In "Signs and Portents", Lady Ladira shows Sinclair her vision of Babylon 5 being destroyed. [[spoiler:Ultimately this comes to pass... after the station is finally decommissioned and evacuated.]]evacuated, since the creation of the Alliance means that its purpose had been fulfilled]].
** The show is full of examples of this. In one of the DVDCommentary tracks, JMS commented that he hid nothing, he always told the viewer up front exactly what was going to happen, but how it happened and what it means was left to be seen.
11th Oct '17 2:32:01 PM eroock
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Can overlap with OnceMoreWithClarity. Compare DreamingOfThingsToCome.

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Can overlap with OnceMoreWithClarity. Compare DreamingOfThingsToCome.DreamingOfThingsToCome and FlashForward.
6th Aug '17 10:49:42 AM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' is presented as the narrator, Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, remembering her childhood. The book begins with her mentioning an incident where her older brother Jem broke his arm and got a minor but permanent disfigurement as a result; only at the very end of the novel do we see the event, when [[spoiler:Bob Ewell tries to murder both children]].
15th Jun '17 9:08:22 PM mouschilight
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* Given that the first trilogy made came chronologically ''after'' the second trilogy made, ''Franchise/Star Wars'' as a whole is full of this, from explicit statements like Obi-Wan's "Why do I get the feeling you're going to be [[MentorOccupationalHazard the death of me]]" to [[TheDragon Ana]][[TheParagonAlwaysRebels kin]] to subtler ones, like how General Grievous, a melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems, foreshadows Darth Vader, the original melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems.

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* Given that the first trilogy made came chronologically ''after'' the second trilogy made, ''Franchise/Star Wars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' as a whole is full of this, from explicit statements like Obi-Wan's "Why do I get the feeling you're going to be [[MentorOccupationalHazard the death of me]]" to [[TheDragon Ana]][[TheParagonAlwaysRebels kin]] to subtler ones, like how General Grievous, a melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems, foreshadows Darth Vader, the original melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems.
15th Jun '17 9:07:56 PM mouschilight
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** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine tells Anakin the tragic story of the [[PredecessorVillain Sith Lord, Darth Plagueis the Wise]]. What he tells him is actually a ''very'' abbreviated story of his own mentor, which is later told in the ExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/DarthPlagueis''.



* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine tells Anakin the tragic story of the [[PredecessorVillain Sith Lord, Darth Plagueis the Wise]]. What he tells him is actually a ''very'' abbreviated story of his own mentor, which is later told in the ExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/DarthPlagueis''.
25th May '17 7:45:40 PM StacheMan
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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': After the failed mission to blow up a dinosaur scout, Dr. [=McNinja=] ended up bouncing in time and ended up [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/21p05 somewhere in the future.]] But no one knows when this will happen or how.

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': After the failed mission to blow up a dinosaur scout, Dr. [=McNinja=] ended up bouncing in time and ended up [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/21p05 somewhere in the future.]] But no one knows when this will happen or how.Specifically, [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/33p126 here]], five years later at the climax of the Doctor's DarkestHour.
12th May '17 4:25:51 AM jormis29
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* The penultimate scene of ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].

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* The penultimate scene of ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].
10th May '17 7:37:42 AM JamesAustin
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* The penultimate scene of ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in california reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].

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* The penultimate scene of ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in california California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].
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