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25th Jun '17 10:46:29 PM HeroGal2347
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See also DramaticIrony and ChekhovsGag.

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See also DramaticIrony and ChekhovsGag.
ChekhovsGag. It can also overlap with the "There All Along" version of NothingIsScarier.
24th Jun '17 2:12:18 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''Film/ShowdownInSeattle", as two World Trade Organization trade representatives are strolling down a {{Seattle}} street, being trailed by an interviewer, as they offer a RoseTintedNarrative about the WTO proceedings, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a busload of police in full riot gear]] pass the corner behind them.

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* In ''Film/ShowdownInSeattle", as two World Trade Organization trade representatives are strolling down a {{Seattle}} UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} street, being trailed by an interviewer, as they offer a RoseTintedNarrative about the WTO proceedings, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a busload of police in full riot gear]] pass the corner behind them.
19th Jun '17 10:11:08 AM matruz
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* At the very beginning of ''Videogame/{{Crysis}}'', during the [=HALO=] jump, you can actually see the Ceph mech flying in the distance close to the edge of the screen before closing the distance in a split second and colliding with the player character.
17th Jun '17 7:31:08 PM JoeMerl
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' episode "[[Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E05TheDoctorZoneFiles The Doctor Zone Files]]," Sara leaves her movie tickets ([[CrazyPrepared and hazmat suit]]) on the hood of a car when she gets up to make her [[AnAesop big inspirational speech]]. It drives off while she's making it, and she (and the audience) only realize that a few minutes later.


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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbStarWars,'' which is portrayed as a LowerDeckEpisode of ''Film/StarWarsANewHope''--none of the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' cast are on the Death Star bridge, so Alderaan's destruction just happens in the background at the end of an otherwise unrelated scene.
9th Jun '17 9:29:40 PM 98cc
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* During "The Crying Scene" in ''Theatre/MurderBallad, Tom can be seen pushing the Narrator aside in order to get at Sara. This hints towards [[spoiler:the nature of their relationship: the Narrator is the girlfriend Tom is neglecting for his affair with Sara.]]



* During "The Crying Scene" in ''Theatre/MurderBallad, Tom can be seen pushing the Narrator aside in order to get at Sara. This hints towards [[spoiler:the nature of their relationship: the Narrator is the girlfriend Tom is neglecting for his affair with Sara.]]

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* During "The Crying Scene" in ''Theatre/MurderBallad, Tom can be seen pushing the Narrator aside in order to get at Sara. This hints towards [[spoiler:the nature of their relationship: the Narrator is the girlfriend Tom is neglecting for his affair with Sara.]]
9th Jun '17 9:29:06 PM 98cc
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* During "The Crying Scene" in ''Theatre/MurderBallad, Tom can be seen pushing the Narrator aside in order to get at Sara. This hints towards [[spoiler:the nature of their relationship: the Narrator is the girlfriend Tom is neglecting for his affair with Sara.]]
7th Jun '17 11:33:43 AM MsZephy7
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** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', while Gray and Zach wander into the ''Ankylosaurus'' grounds, they (and the audience) don't realize the ''I.Rex'' slowly approaching them from behind. Upon subsequent viewings, it becomes terrifying how close the ''I.Rex'' was able to sneak up upon the boys and the ''Ankylosaurus'' herd without them realizing it before it was too late.

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** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', while Gray and Zach wander into the ''Ankylosaurus'' grounds, they (and the audience) don't realize the ''I.Rex'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcGgnj4_UEw slowly approaching them from behind.behind]]. Upon subsequent viewings, it becomes terrifying how close the ''I.Rex'' was able to blend into the environment and sneak up upon the boys and the ''Ankylosaurus'' herd without them realizing it before it was too late.
7th Jun '17 11:30:07 AM MsZephy7
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* In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', as the human characters enter the [=InGen=] compound, a Velociraptor can be spotted stalking them in the far background.

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In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', as the human characters enter the [=InGen=] compound, a Velociraptor can be spotted stalking them in the far background.background.
** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', while Gray and Zach wander into the ''Ankylosaurus'' grounds, they (and the audience) don't realize the ''I.Rex'' slowly approaching them from behind. Upon subsequent viewings, it becomes terrifying how close the ''I.Rex'' was able to sneak up upon the boys and the ''Ankylosaurus'' herd without them realizing it before it was too late.
---> '''Gray''': We shouldn't be here you know, there's five dinosaurs!
---> '''Zach''': Aren't you supposed to be a genius or something? ''(counts off the Ankylosauruses)'' There's one, two, three, four.
---> ''(One of the grazing Ankylosauruses suddenly has an "OhCrap!" face while Gray points to the reflection on the Gyrosphere)''
---> '''Gray''': ''(appropriately frightened)'' [[NothingIsScarier Five.]]
31st May '17 6:03:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the first book of Diane Duane's ''YoungWizards'' series, ''So You Want To Be a Wizard,'' has Nita waking up rather disappointed after she's [[JumpedAtTheCall taken the Wizard's Oath]] and nothing is different. Except a careful reader will notice that now 'Sun' is capitalized, even if not at the front of a sentence...

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* In the first book of Diane Duane's ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, ''So You Want To Be a Wizard,'' has Nita waking up rather disappointed after she's [[JumpedAtTheCall taken the Wizard's Oath]] and nothing is different. Except a careful reader will notice that now 'Sun' is capitalized, even if not at the front of a sentence...
14th May '17 11:21:42 AM Kereea1
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' has this is PlayedForLaughs in the opening credits which feature Baby Groot cheerfully dancing to "Mr. Blue Sky" while the other Guardians battle an inter-dimensional monster in the background. The battle finally moves front and center after the monster throws Drax into the speaker system, angering Baby Groot.
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