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19th Aug '16 12:09:55 PM NoSpoilerz
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* The infamous [[http://www.blindpanic.com/humor/vecna.htm Head of Vecna]].

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* The infamous story of the [[http://www.blindpanic.com/humor/vecna.htm Head of Vecna]].Vecna]] is an {{Aversion}}. In the tale, a DM for DungeonsAndDragons was playing two groups of players against each other. The first group had the idea to come up with a rumor of a third example of one of Vecna's magical remains (the Eye and Hand being objects that grant you their power if you remove your own eye or hand and replace them with the ArtifactOfDoom). The rumor was given to the local townsfolk and was then overheard by Group Two, who then marched their way into the dungeon where a fake head was placed and attempted to graft it on to one of their numbers by [[OffWithHisHead decapitating themselves.]] HilarityEnsues.
6th Aug '16 3:35:27 PM Austin
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* In most of Creator/HPLovecraft's stories, especially ''The Shadow Over Innsmouth'', in which, in the titular village, the insane ramblings of the town drunk all seem to be horrifically true.
* Tyrion in ''A Dance With Dragons'' treats [[spoiler: his father]]'s last words "wherever whores go" as this, considering them to be a crucial hint as to where his lost love Tysha disappeared to.
** There's also a small inversion of this in the first book, where Arya hears wildly different rumors in the crowd at [[spoiler: her father]]'s execution regarding the death of [[spoiler: the king]]. The reader knows most of the facts ([[UnreliableNarrator probably]]), but Arya doesn't.

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* In most of Creator/HPLovecraft's stories, especially ''The Shadow Over Innsmouth'', ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'', in which, in the titular village, the insane ramblings of the town drunk all seem to be horrifically true.
* Tyrion in ''A Dance With Dragons'' ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' treats [[spoiler: his father]]'s last words "wherever whores go" as this, considering them to be a crucial hint as to where his lost love Tysha disappeared to.
** There's also a small inversion of this in the [[Literature/AGameOfThrones first book, book]], where Arya hears wildly different rumors in the crowd at [[spoiler: her father]]'s execution regarding the death of [[spoiler: the king]]. The reader knows most of the facts ([[UnreliableNarrator probably]]), but Arya doesn't.
27th Jul '16 12:02:43 PM Shishkahuben
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*** Professer Trelawney's false predictions also have a tendency to come true. This is primarily because she plays on usual "fake psychic" methods (looking at [[TheKlutz the clumsiest, most nervous guy]] in the room and then telling him he'll drop his teacup soon) or simply makes [[CaptainObvious fairly self-evident predictions]] ([[WeirdnessMagnet Harry]] will be in GRAAAAVE DAAAANGER).

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*** Professer Trelawney's false predictions also have a tendency to come true. This Occasionally, this is primarily because she plays on usual "fake psychic" methods (looking uses cold reading and other staples of Muggle "psychic" methods, such as looking at [[TheKlutz the clumsiest, most nervous guy]] in the room and then telling him he'll drop his teacup soon) soon, or simply makes [[CaptainObvious fairly self-evident predictions]] ([[WeirdnessMagnet Harry]] will be in GRAAAAVE DAAAANGER).DAAAANGER). However, she [[MadOracle also makes completely accurate]] prophecies about ludicrously specific, plot-critical details. Hers is TheProphecy that kicks off the series, due to being vague enough about who [[spoiler:the child destined to defeat Voldemort will be: both Harry and Neville Longbottom qualify, but Voldemort's actions force Harry into that role.]]
27th Jul '16 11:54:55 AM Shishkahuben
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* Slightly inverted in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' for the NES. The manual warns you that what the villagers say may not be the truth. Indeed, while some things the {{NPC}}s say are true, some are only partially correct, and others are completely wrong.
** This was originally believed to be the result of bad translation, but recently, it was found that the Japanese Script for the game was just as incomprehensible.
** Some of the townsfolk tell you things like what Dracula's rib does or where you can find some of the thirteen "scriptures" which explain what to do at the unpassable cliffs and lakes etc. One villager tells you how to get through the poison marsh, another that it's necessary to get the cross at Laruba's Mansion...Not everything is useless or lies, and the manual does warn you that some of it is. Talking to some of the townspeople is also necessary in order to find out which ones sell you items. The dialogue sets the tone for the atmosphere and type of people you encounter in each town, deepening the game, and some of the utterances are quite funny, adding to the entertainment value. Also you know you're getting nearer the end when the townsfolk are more scared in the towns you come across, which is a useful clue and adds to the ambiance as well.

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* Slightly inverted Averted in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' for the NES. The manual warns you that what the villagers say may not be the truth. Indeed, while some things the {{NPC}}s say are true, some are only partially correct, and others are completely wrong.
** This was originally believed to be the result of bad translation, but recently, it was found that the Japanese Script script for the game was just as incomprehensible.
** Some of the townsfolk tell you things like what Dracula's rib does or where you can find some of the thirteen "scriptures" which explain what to do at the unpassable impassable cliffs and lakes etc. One villager tells you how to get through the poison marsh, another that it's necessary to get the cross at Laruba's Mansion... Not everything is useless or lies, and the manual does warn you that some of it is. Talking to some of the townspeople is also necessary in order to find out which ones sell you items. The dialogue sets the tone for the atmosphere and type of people you encounter in each town, deepening the game, and some of the utterances are quite funny, adding to the entertainment value. Also you know you're getting nearer the end when the townsfolk are more scared in the towns you come across, which is a useful clue and adds to the ambiance as well.
25th May '16 6:37:23 AM Kid
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*** [[spoiler: Actually, it's implied that the Resurrection Stone has varied powers. For example, Dumbledore surmised that to Grindelwald would use it to create an army of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Inferi]]. Harry probably subconsciously used it to call the spirits of his loved ones to bolster his courage. He could have probably raised them from the dead "enough" so that others could see them, but likewise, they still wouldn't "belong" in the world of the living, and bad things would happen.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Actually, it's implied that the Resurrection Stone has varied powers. For example, Dumbledore surmised that to Grindelwald would use it to create an army of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Inferi]]. Harry probably subconsciously used it to call the spirits of his loved ones to bolster his courage. He could have probably raised them from the dead "enough" so that others could see them, but likewise, they still wouldn't "belong" in the world of the living, and bad things would happen.]]
25th May '16 6:35:03 AM Kid
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* In the 6th ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Half Blood Prince}}'' book, Dumbledore openly states, that everything from this point on regarding Voldemort is unconfirmed theory and speculation. Despite this, nearly everything Dumbledore says is pretty much dead on. This isn't as farfetched as it sounds as they do have a decent amount of information to base these theories on (and hey, it's Dumbledore).

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* In the 6th ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Half Blood Prince}}'' book, Dumbledore openly states, states that everything from this point on regarding Voldemort is unconfirmed theory and speculation. Despite this, nearly everything Dumbledore says is pretty much dead on. This isn't as farfetched as it sounds as they do have a decent amount of information to base these theories on (and hey, it's Dumbledore).
27th Apr '16 7:47:36 AM Quanyails
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* Quite darkly inverted in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'' in the case of [[spoiler: Grovyle]], who everyone including the hero and partner believes is a wicked criminal intent on [[spoiler: stealing the Time Gears and [[TimeCrash cause the planet's paralysis]]]] but later turns out to be [[spoiler: the hero's friend, and they traveled together from the future where the planet is paralyzed, to steal the Time Gears and bring them to Temporal Tower, which would stop the planet's paralysis and prevent the bad future from happening.]] It also turns out that [[spoiler: Dusknoir]], who is made up to be the good guy, is actually [[spoiler: a henchman of the {{BigBad}} sent back in time as well, with the intent of killing the hero and Grovyle.]] Thing is, the protagonist would have known all of it if he didn't have a case of {{LaserGuidedAmnesia}} for the entire game. Pretty dark indeed.

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* Quite darkly inverted in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'' in the case of [[spoiler: Grovyle]], who everyone including the hero and partner believes is a wicked criminal intent on [[spoiler: stealing the Time Gears and [[TimeCrash cause the planet's paralysis]]]] but later turns out to be [[spoiler: the hero's friend, and they traveled together from the future where the planet is paralyzed, to steal the Time Gears and bring them to Temporal Tower, which would stop the planet's paralysis and prevent the bad future from happening.]] It also turns out that [[spoiler: Dusknoir]], who is made up to be the good guy, is actually [[spoiler: a henchman of the {{BigBad}} BigBad sent back in time as well, with the intent of killing the hero and Grovyle.]] Thing is, the protagonist would have known all of it if he didn't have a case of {{LaserGuidedAmnesia}} LaserGuidedAmnesia for the entire game. Pretty dark indeed.
27th Apr '16 7:46:53 AM Quanyails
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* Quite darkly inverted in ''VideoGame/{{PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers}}'' in the case of [[spoiler: Grovyle]], who everyone including the hero and partner believes is a wicked criminal intent on [[spoiler: stealing the Time Gears and [[TimeCrash cause the planet's paralysis]]]] but later turns out to be [[spoiler: the hero's friend, and they traveled together from the future where the planet is paralyzed, to steal the Time Gears and bring them to Temporal Tower, which would stop the planet's paralysis and prevent the bad future from happening.]] It also turns out that [[spoiler: Dusknoir]], who is made up to be the good guy, is actually [[spoiler: a henchman of the {{BigBad}} sent back in time as well, with the intent of killing the hero and Grovyle.]] Thing is, the protagonist would have known all of it if he didn't have a case of {{LaserGuidedAmnesia}} for the entire game. Pretty dark indeed.

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* Quite darkly inverted in ''VideoGame/{{PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers}}'' ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'' in the case of [[spoiler: Grovyle]], who everyone including the hero and partner believes is a wicked criminal intent on [[spoiler: stealing the Time Gears and [[TimeCrash cause the planet's paralysis]]]] but later turns out to be [[spoiler: the hero's friend, and they traveled together from the future where the planet is paralyzed, to steal the Time Gears and bring them to Temporal Tower, which would stop the planet's paralysis and prevent the bad future from happening.]] It also turns out that [[spoiler: Dusknoir]], who is made up to be the good guy, is actually [[spoiler: a henchman of the {{BigBad}} sent back in time as well, with the intent of killing the hero and Grovyle.]] Thing is, the protagonist would have known all of it if he didn't have a case of {{LaserGuidedAmnesia}} for the entire game. Pretty dark indeed.
13th Apr '16 9:55:19 AM monkeypizzasonic
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** In most of Creator/HPLovecraft's stories, especially ''The Shadow Over Innsmouth'', in which, in the titular village, the insane ramblings of the town drunk all seem to be horrifically true.

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** * In most of Creator/HPLovecraft's stories, especially ''The Shadow Over Innsmouth'', in which, in the titular village, the insane ramblings of the town drunk all seem to be horrifically true.
8th Mar '16 4:42:57 AM Adept
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* PanicAtTheDisco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" implies that the protagonist is going to leave his fiancee at the altar ("technically our marriage is saved") because he heard a waiter call her a whore.

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* PanicAtTheDisco's Music/PanicAtTheDisco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" implies that the protagonist is going to leave his fiancee at the altar ("technically our marriage is saved") because he heard a waiter call her a whore.
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