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2nd Feb '17 8:55:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arguably ''TotalDrama'' falls into this, especially during the middle of ''World Tour,'' when the writers seemed to go out of their way to invent some kind of "twist" for every elimination--Chris decides to throw out a random intern while ''admitting'' he just wants to keep the rightful loser in, someone accidentally votes for themselves, someone accidentally votes for the wrong person to cause a tie and one contestant [[ContrivedCoincidence randomly is allergic]] [[OverlyLongGag to the type of plant the tiebreaker challenge requires touching]]...without using their hands.

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* Arguably ''TotalDrama'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' falls into this, especially during the middle of ''World Tour,'' when the writers seemed to go out of their way to invent some kind of "twist" for every elimination--Chris decides to throw out a random intern while ''admitting'' he just wants to keep the rightful loser in, someone accidentally votes for themselves, someone accidentally votes for the wrong person to cause a tie and one contestant [[ContrivedCoincidence randomly is allergic]] [[OverlyLongGag to the type of plant the tiebreaker challenge requires touching]]...without using their hands.
6th Oct '16 11:28:20 AM DustSnitch
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* ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'': The Teacher in every episode turns out to be EvilAllAlong. [[GenreSavvy Even Duck Guy has become aware of this by the fifth]].

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* ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'': ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'': The Teacher in every episode turns out to be EvilAllAlong.EvilAllAlong and they force the main characters to undergo some variation of SanitySlippage. [[GenreSavvy Even Duck Guy has become aware of this by the fifth]].
20th Aug '16 5:33:08 PM nombretomado
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* Happens at the end of almost every chapter in the first few ''{{Dragonlance}}'' trilogies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

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* Happens at the end of almost every chapter in the first few ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' trilogies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
3rd Jan '16 9:43:02 AM Doug86
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* Someone dies in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.

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* Someone dies in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
12th Dec '15 1:11:38 PM ading
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* Someone dies in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
* ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'': The Teacher in every episode turns out to be EvilAllAlong. [[GenreSavvy Even Duck Guy has become aware of this by the fifth]].
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4th Dec '15 12:35:29 PM Nohbody
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* ''Franchise/BioShock'' had twist endings in the first game, the DLC for the second game, the third game, and the third game's DLC.

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* ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' had twist endings in the first game, the DLC for the second game, the third game, and the third game's DLC.
22nd Nov '15 11:38:42 AM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/MNightShyamalan''', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''

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-->--'''Creator/MNightShyamalan''', -->-- '''Creator/MNightShyamalan''', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
31st Oct '15 5:24:36 PM nombretomado
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* OHenry put so many of these in his stories that the phrase "O. Henry ending" was once a common part of the language.

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* OHenry Creator/OHenry put so many of these in his stories that the phrase "O. Henry ending" was once a common part of the language.
13th Oct '15 3:21:52 PM vifetoile
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As you might expect, it also has the side effect (for good or ill) of making audiences become GenreSavvy and ''expect'' there to be a TwistEnding at the end. This trope isn't [[TropesAreNotBad a negative one though]], authors can make this an element of their style. It's ''overuse'' or ''misuse'' that causes problems as the page quote shows. Clever authors can use the existence of this expectation to use a MetaTwist, the ''[[AvertedTrope absence]]'' of the expected twist.

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As you might expect, it also has the side effect (for good or ill) of making audiences become GenreSavvy and ''expect'' there to be a TwistEnding at the end. At its worst, the audience decides [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy they shouldn't bother even caring or watching.]] This trope isn't [[TropesAreNotBad a negative one though]], authors can make this an element of their style. It's ''overuse'' or ''misuse'' that causes problems as the page quote shows. Clever authors can use the existence of this expectation to use a MetaTwist, the ''[[AvertedTrope absence]]'' of the expected twist.
5th Oct '15 1:37:10 AM Adept
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* The clients in ''NightmareInspector'' hardly ever have their chapters end without some sort of horrid twist.

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* The clients in ''NightmareInspector'' ''Manga/NightmareInspector'' hardly ever have their chapters end without some sort of horrid twist.
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