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8th Sep '17 10:32:19 PM SenorCornholio
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* ''[[Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' has a rather infamous moment when [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle, the usual protagonist of ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', dies to one of season 3's main villains]]. And unlike most examples of this, the author makes no attempt to hide it from first-time viewers; blogs and comments of his casually mention [[spoiler:her death]] as if it's something to be proud of.

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* ''[[Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' has a rather infamous moment when [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle, the usual protagonist of ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', dies to one of season 3's main villains]]. And unlike most examples of this, the author makes no attempt to hide it from first-time viewers; blogs and comments of his casually mention [[spoiler:her death]] as if it's something to be proud of.
8th Sep '17 10:31:51 PM SenorCornholio
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* ''[[Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic]]'' has a rather infamous moment when [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle, the usual protagonist of ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', dies to one of season 3's main villains]]. And unlike most examples of this, the author makes no attempt to hide it from first-time viewers; blogs and comments of his casually mention [[spoiler:her death]] as if it's something to be proud of.

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* ''[[Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic]]'' ''[[Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' has a rather infamous moment when [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle, the usual protagonist of ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', dies to one of season 3's main villains]]. And unlike most examples of this, the author makes no attempt to hide it from first-time viewers; blogs and comments of his casually mention [[spoiler:her death]] as if it's something to be proud of.
7th Sep '17 4:20:11 PM SenorCornholio
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** On that note, if you're reading ''Fanfic/MykanTributeFallOfStarfleetRiseOfHarmony'' or ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetNemesis'', just remember that the above event is canon in those universes as well.

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** On that note, if you're reading ''Fanfic/MykanTributeFallOfStarfleetRiseOfHarmony'' or ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetNemesis'', just remember that the above event is canon in those universes as well. Two original characters bare a striking resemblance to [[spoiler:Twilight]] in the former, and a main character of the latter is a clone.
7th Sep '17 4:15:28 PM SenorCornholio
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** On that note, if you're reading ''Fanfic/FallOfStarfleetRiseOfHarmony'' or ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetNemesis'', just remember that the above event is canon in those universes as well.

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** On that note, if you're reading ''Fanfic/FallOfStarfleetRiseOfHarmony'' ''Fanfic/MykanTributeFallOfStarfleetRiseOfHarmony'' or ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetNemesis'', just remember that the above event is canon in those universes as well.
7th Sep '17 4:13:44 PM SenorCornholio
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* ''[[Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic]]'' has a rather infamous moment when [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle, the usual protagonist of ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', dies to one of season 3's main villains]]. And unlike most examples of this, the author makes no attempt to hide it from first-time viewers; blogs and comments of his casually mention [[spoiler:her death]] as if it's something to be proud of.
** On that note, if you're reading ''Fanfic/FallOfStarfleetRiseOfHarmony'' or ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetNemesis'', just remember that the above event is canon in those universes as well.
5th Sep '17 5:26:19 PM rjd1922
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** A major subplot of ''Justice For All'' is Phoenix (and by extension, the player) believing Edgeworth to be dead, apparently having committed suicide, only for him to turn up alive and well in the game's final chapter. Once again, the fact that he has his own spinoff game, which chronologically occurs after this one, spoils this. However, it was always more of a case of LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt anyway, and he appears on the game's cover (at least on the DS version anyway), so it's not too much of a spoiler.

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** A major subplot of ''Justice For All'' is Phoenix (and by extension, the player) believing Edgeworth to be dead, apparently having committed suicide, only for him to turn up alive and well in the game's final chapter. Once again, the fact that he has his own spinoff game, which chronologically occurs after this one, spoils this. However, it was always more of a case of LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt anyway, and he appears on the game's cover (at least on of the DS version anyway), version, so it's not too much of a spoiler.
29th Aug '17 10:53:11 AM comicwriter
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** In one story, the X-Men find themselves in the Savage Land, in the company of a white-haired but not-too-old-looking man. Eventually he puts on [[spoiler: a certain familiar helmet.]] At the time it was a major shocker, because we'd never seen [[spoiler: Magneto]] unmasked or ''not'' acting like the dramatic EvilIsHammy wa-ha-ha BigBad that was his then-current portrayal. It was a ''very'' effective disguise. Of course, now, we know [[spoiler: Erik's face]] as well as his costume (even DependingOnTheArtist doesn't change his most distinctive aspects to the point of him being hard to recognize, just like there's no not knowing Wolverine no matter who's drawing.) to the point that a much later story where he went incognito had him dramatically unmasked with his ''real'' face, no costume needed. It isn't just not a surprise; you'll spend the whole story ''confused'' that nobody's reacting like they should until you get to TheReveal and realize this is the first time they saw him.
** Similarly, Jason Wyngarde from Comicbook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga. This mysterious behind-the-scenes player has a long-term scheme unfolding over ''many'' issues (this is before the DecompressedComic; several issues meant several stories.) Then we discover he's part of a group called the Hellfire Club, and we meet Emma Frost and the Club wants the then-newly-encountered Kitty Pryde and it's only when the Hellfire Club arc is in full swing that we get TheReveal that the mastermind of their plan was... [[spoiler: well, Mastermind. Their loooooooong-unseen old enemy used his MasterOfIllusion powers to take on a posh appearance and a new alter ego.]] Of course, as with the above example, we've known who he is for so long that it's impossible to not know who he is from the beginning of the story. In fact, any time they've run into him ''since'' then, someone will always say "remember when you [[spoiler: did that thing to Phoenix that resulted in her going apocalyptically nutso]]?! You're going down for that!"
** And for that matter, spoiler alert: [[spoiler: Jean is going to get supercharged and become Phoenix. Then she's gonna go apocalyptically nutso. And die. And get better.]] ''Each'' of those things was a surprise at the time, ''each'' a major game-changer and a milestone moment for the franchise.

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** In one story, the X-Men find themselves in the Savage Land, in the company of a white-haired but not-too-old-looking man. Eventually he puts on [[spoiler: a certain familiar helmet.]] At the time it was a major shocker, because we'd never seen [[spoiler: Magneto]] Comicbook/{{Magneto}}]] unmasked or ''not'' acting like the dramatic EvilIsHammy wa-ha-ha BigBad that was his then-current portrayal. It was a ''very'' effective disguise. Of course, now, we know [[spoiler: Erik's face]] as well as his costume (even DependingOnTheArtist doesn't change his most distinctive aspects to the point of him being hard to recognize, just like there's no not knowing Wolverine no matter who's drawing.) to the point that a much later story where he went incognito had him dramatically unmasked with his ''real'' face, no costume needed. It isn't just not a surprise; you'll spend the whole story ''confused'' that nobody's reacting like they should until you get to TheReveal and realize this is the first time they saw him.
** Similarly, Jason Wyngarde from Comicbook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga. This mysterious behind-the-scenes player has a long-term scheme unfolding over ''many'' issues (this is before the DecompressedComic; several issues meant several stories.) Then we discover he's part of a group called the Hellfire Club, and we meet Emma Frost and the Club wants the then-newly-encountered Kitty Pryde Comicbook/KittyPryde and it's only when the Hellfire Club arc is in full swing that we get TheReveal that the mastermind of their plan was... [[spoiler: well, Mastermind. Their loooooooong-unseen old enemy used his MasterOfIllusion powers to take on a posh appearance and a new alter ego.]] Of course, as with the above example, we've known who he is for so long that it's impossible to not know who he is from the beginning of the story. In fact, any time they've run into him ''since'' then, someone will always say "remember when you [[spoiler: did that thing to Phoenix that resulted in her going apocalyptically nutso]]?! You're going down for that!"
** And for that matter, spoiler alert: [[spoiler: Jean Comicbook/JeanGrey is going to get supercharged and become Phoenix. Then she's gonna go apocalyptically nutso. And die. And get better.]] ''Each'' of those things was a surprise at the time, ''each'' a major game-changer and a milestone moment for the franchise.



* Jonathan Hickman's run on ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' featured the Illuminati trying to stop 'Incursions', the collision of alternate universe Earths, the result of which is the destruction of both universes that the Earths belonged to. We are told that the only way to avert this is to destroy one of the parallel Earths, which spares both universes. The Illuminati set out to stop these Incursions without having to destroy another Earth. However, the explicit premise of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', also by Hickman, is that the Incursions were not stopped in time, and that the fragments of the destroyed Multiverse were forged into Battleworld by Doctor Doom. And given that ''Secret Wars (2015)'' is probably yhe biggest crossover Marvel has ever done, to the point that the number of titles not affected by it are in single digit range, it's very unlikely one can read ''New Avengers'' without the protagonists' failure being a ForegoneConclusion. Not only that, but a ''Secret Wars'' #0 was given away for free on Free Comic Book Day, and it gave the premise of ''Secret Wars (2015)'' away in order to make it friendlier to newer readers, meaning even the most casual of readers knows the Illuminati fail.
* Related to that, due to some rather ridiculous ScheduleSlip, ''Secret Wars'' was delayed long enough that parts of the ending have already been spoiled by the ''Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch. The ''All-New, All-Different Avengers'' preview given out on Free Comic Book Day already spoiled that certain characters would survive and that [[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Miles Morales]] would be joining the MarvelUniverse, but the first issue of the new ''Comicbook/IronMan'' took it even further by spoiling that [[spoiler: Doctor Doom survived the events of ''Secret Wars'', and has healed his face to boot!]]

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* Jonathan Hickman's run on ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' featured the Illuminati Comicbook/TheIlluminati trying to stop 'Incursions', the collision of alternate universe Earths, the result of which is the destruction of both universes that the Earths belonged to. We are told that the only way to avert this is to destroy one of the parallel Earths, which spares both universes. The Illuminati set out to stop these Incursions without having to destroy another Earth. However, the explicit premise of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', also by Hickman, is that the Incursions were not stopped in time, and that the fragments of the destroyed Multiverse were forged into Battleworld by Doctor Doom. And given that ''Secret Wars (2015)'' is probably yhe biggest crossover Marvel has ever done, to the point that the number of titles not affected by it are in single digit range, it's very unlikely one can read ''New Avengers'' without the protagonists' failure being a ForegoneConclusion. Comicbook/DoctorDoom. Not only that, but a ''Secret Wars'' #0 was given away for free on Free Comic Book Day, and it gave the premise of ''Secret Wars (2015)'' away in order to make it friendlier to newer readers, meaning even the most casual of readers knows knew the Illuminati would fail.
* Related to that, due to some rather ridiculous ScheduleSlip, ''Secret Wars'' was delayed long enough that parts of the ending have were already been spoiled by the ''Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch. The ''All-New, All-Different Avengers'' preview given out on Free Comic Book Day already spoiled that certain characters would survive and that [[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Miles Morales]] would be joining the MarvelUniverse, but the first issue of the new ''Comicbook/IronMan'' took it even further by spoiling that [[spoiler: Doctor Doom survived the events of ''Secret Wars'', and has healed his face to boot!]]
24th Aug '17 7:41:42 AM Jeduthun
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Compare SpoiledByTheMerchandise, TrailersAlwaysSpoil, SpoilerCover and SpoilerTitle, when the plot is spoiled before the fans even get their hands on the product.

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Compare SpoiledByTheMerchandise, TrailersAlwaysSpoil, SpoilerCover and SpoilerTitle, when the plot is spoiled before the fans even get their hands on the product.
product. See also FirstEpisodeSpoiler and MidSeasonTwist.
23rd Aug '17 9:33:37 AM bjex
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'' has one for it's older brother, ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}},'' specifically the ''Iron Gods Adventure Path.'' One of the possible endings of ''Iron Gods'' has a benevolent [=NPC=] ally of the [=PCs=] ascending to godhood, in the place of the Main/BigBad. Fast-forward several centuries to ''Starfinder,'' and that [=NPC=] has not only become a facet of Triune, one of the main deities, but Triune is arguably the most important deity of the setting, as It enabled access to [[Main/HyperspaceOrSubspace the Drift,]] allowing inexpensive faster-than-light travel.
19th Jul '17 7:15:08 AM Prometheus117
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** One of the biggest is probably Archer's identity: [[spoiler: a possible alternate future self of Shirou]]. It's overall difficult to even talk about the Unlimited Blade Works route without mentioning it, and in most places it gets mentioned without spoiler tags or warnings. Part of this is due to the [[MemeticMutation highly prolific]] status of the Unlimited Blade Works chant on the Internet...and the fact that [[spoiler: both Archer's and Shirou's version are used]] make it border on ItWasHisSled for those that haven't played the game yet.

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** One of the biggest is probably Archer's identity: [[spoiler: a possible alternate future self of Shirou]]. It's overall difficult to even talk about the Unlimited Blade Works route without mentioning it, and in most places it gets mentioned without spoiler tags or warnings. Part of this is due to the [[MemeticMutation highly prolific]] status of the Unlimited Blade Works chant on the Internet...and the fact that [[spoiler: both Archer's and Shirou's version are used]] make it border on ItWasHisSled for those that haven't played the game yet. ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' doesn't even bother to hide it, as multiple Servants in-game just call him [[spoiler:Emiya]] and one of his playable looks with his hair down [[spoiler:is almost impossible to mistake for anyone other than a tanned, white-haired Shirou]].



* The first trailer of ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' shows all 6 survivors pf ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' as they're leaving the academy in the first few seconds (the game's final scene before cutting to credits).

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* The first trailer of ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' shows all 6 survivors pf of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' as they're leaving the academy in the first few seconds (the game's final scene before cutting to credits).
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