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22nd Apr '16 7:03:56 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' has the bluntly named "Harbinger" ([[spoiler:real name Mordecai]]) who gives the typical warning about the area and cabin to the teens. [[spoiler:Since the movie lives, breathes, and parodies every single horror trope, this was intentional. That said, he's totally PlayedForLaughs during the infamous [[CrowningMomentOfFunny speakerphone scene]].]]
* Gaunt from ''Film/{{Oblivion 1994}}'' is notorious in-univetse for this. He has PsychicPowers that tell him when and where a death will occur and give him a compulsion to go there. He has no idea how or to whom the death will occur, so he's not in a position to really do anything about it.

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* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' has the bluntly named "Harbinger" ([[spoiler:real name Mordecai]]) who gives the typical warning about the area and cabin to the teens. [[spoiler:Since the movie lives, breathes, and parodies every single horror trope, this was intentional. That said, he's totally PlayedForLaughs during the infamous [[CrowningMomentOfFunny speakerphone scene]]. During which, ironically, he warns those laughing at him of their own fate, which they choose to ignore.]]
* Gaunt from ''Film/{{Oblivion 1994}}'' is notorious in-univetse in-universe for this. He has PsychicPowers that tell him when and where a death will occur and give him a compulsion to go there. He has no idea how or to whom the death will occur, so he's not in a position to really do anything about it.
17th Apr '16 10:56:07 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': "Trap" opens with an agent being caught eavesdropping on the villains. Despite being shot by a guard, he manages to escape and survives long enough to deliver a cryptic message concerning a drug deal to Gambit.
12th Apr '16 1:39:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* "There's something in ''TheMist'' and it took John Lee." The panicked man is too busy making a TitleDrop to mind his profusely bleeding nose.

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* "There's something in ''TheMist'' ''Film/TheMist'' and it took John Lee." The panicked man is too busy making a TitleDrop to mind his profusely bleeding nose.



* In the Creator/StephenKing story and film ''TheMist'', a bleeding man runs into a grocery store and warns people about the monsters that are in the titular mist.

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* In the Creator/StephenKing story and film ''TheMist'', ''Literature/TheMist'', a bleeding man runs into a grocery store and warns people about the monsters that are in the titular mist.
6th Mar '16 6:30:35 PM kome360
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* Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is feared as the "[[AntiChrist False Shepherd]]" by the people of Columbia, having been prophesied by Comstock as the one who will lead Elizabeth astray and bring destruction to Columbia.

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* Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is feared as the "[[AntiChrist False Shepherd]]" by the people of Columbia, having been prophesied by Comstock as the one who will lead Elizabeth astray and bring destruction to Columbia. [[spoiler: He's right on the money, as Columbia is in tattered ruins and Elizabeth is suicidal by the end of the game, and then ''wiped from existence'' via a TimeParadox]].
** Turns out that it goes even deeper than that; [[spoiler:Booker and Elizabeth are instrumental to the Rapture Civil War]].
20th Jan '16 1:05:16 PM Discar
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* From ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' "The Desolation has come. Oh, God...it has come. And I have failed." quoth Talanel'Elin the Lost Herald after stumbling into Kholinar and immediately before collapsing. Although [[{{Cliffhanger}} he might not be dead.]]

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* From ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): A man shows up at the gates of Kholinar with a truly massive Shardblade, crying for the guards to "sound the alarm." He names himself as Talanel'Elin, Herald of War, and proclaims "The Desolation has come. Oh, God...it has come. And I have failed." quoth Talanel'Elin the Lost Herald after stumbling into Kholinar and immediately before collapsing. Although [[{{Cliffhanger}} Then he might not be dead.]]collapses.
16th Jan '16 7:18:29 PM Pilomotor
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* In the slasher parody "KITTEN II" in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', a dying soldier staggers into a building and warns the people inside about the monsters after him. Not many seconds after that all but one of them have been slaughtered by a, uh, kitten.

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* In the slasher parody "KITTEN II" in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', a dying soldier staggers into a building and warns the people inside about the monsters after him. Not many seconds after that that, all but one of them have been slaughtered by a, uh, kitten.an unstoppable killing machine (which also happens to be a kitten).
15th Jan '16 9:23:10 PM nombretomado
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** It happens too in TheStand. At the beginning of the novel, the first infected almost blows up the gas station where one the main character is spending the day with some friends when he loses control of his car.

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** It happens too in TheStand.''Literature/TheStand''. At the beginning of the novel, the first infected almost blows up the gas station where one the main character is spending the day with some friends when he loses control of his car.
14th Jan '16 11:15:34 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* Gaunt from ''Film/{{Oblivion 1994}}'' is notorious in-univetse for this. He has PsychicPowers that tell him when and where a death will occur and give him a compulsion to go there. He has no idea how or to whom the death will occur, so he's not in a position to really do anything about it.
15th Dec '15 4:51:29 AM Eldrake
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', this trope is Outworld Devourer's role, as his very presence is an omen of doom. Bonus points for his real name being Harbinger.
7th Dec '15 8:01:06 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is feared as the "False Shepard" by the people of Columbia, having been prophesied by Comstock as the one who will lead Elizabeth astray and bring destruction to Columbia.

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* Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is feared as the "False Shepard" "[[AntiChrist False Shepherd]]" by the people of Columbia, having been prophesied by Comstock as the one who will lead Elizabeth astray and bring destruction to Columbia.
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