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21st Jun '16 8:50:43 AM I_love_dragons
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** In one episode two characters are talking in the foreground. In the background, a hanging corpse is visible through a doorway for several minutes before the characters draw attention to it.



* In an early episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'', two characters are talking in the foreground. In the background, a hanging corpse is visible through a doorway for several minutes before the characters draw attention to it.
21st Jun '16 8:48:30 AM I_love_dragons
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* This trope is the only reason [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0764.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' page isn't filler. Elan tells Haley that he just found she was right about [[DevilInPlainSight his father]]. [[spoiler:Until it became [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0870.html foreshadowing]] for Malack's method of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent having children]].]]

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* This trope is the only reason [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0764.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' page isn't filler. Elan tells Haley that he just found she was right about [[DevilInPlainSight his father]]. [[spoiler:Until it became [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0870.html foreshadowing]] for Malack's method of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent having children]].children.]]
4th Jun '16 11:52:00 PM vtarira
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has a lot of these foreshadowing what happens to [[spoiler:Bucky Barnes in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the sequel]]]], even not counting the overt plot buildup:
** [[spoiler:During the confrontation between Captain America and the Red Skull on the way out of the HYDRA base where he was being held prisoner, Bucky is staring in anger/horror not at the Skull but at [[MadScientist Zola]].]]
*** [[spoiler:His facial injuries from there on out are in the shape of the [[ElectricTorture electrical mind-erasing plates]] from ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]]''.]]
** [[spoiler:After he completely fails to catch Peggy's attention at a bar with the SuperSoldier-ified Steve:]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Bucky:''' [[FunnyAneurysmMoment I'm invisible. I'm turning into you. It's like a horrible dream]].]]
** [[spoiler:A Meaningful Foreground Event that just seems like part of the OnPatrolMontage: the conspicuously long moment he spends with his crosshairs on Steve's head before moving them to shoot a {{Mook}}.]]
1st Jun '16 7:29:46 AM ClockStopping
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* A few little things in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'':
** If you look closely in "The Reynolds Pamphlet", you can see someone give a pamphlet to a disappointed-looking Phillip.
** In some performances, after Angelica and Laurens finish walking down the aisle in "Helpless" and separate to make way for the bride and groom, the two share a significant look, referencing Angelica's soon to be overt and Laurens's subtextual feelings for Hamilton.
** Angelica stays onstage after "The Schuyler Sisters", and watches the events of "Farmer Refuted" from the upper level.
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20th May '16 12:47:38 AM 4power4
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** What makes this even scarier is not only is his presence not accompanied with a scare chord or acknowledgement in anyway, but that he is hardly in the background at all, literally right to the side of her. But because most audience members will focus on Renai, and not her surroundings, it goes easily missed. How many times have they been walking past ghosts/demons and simply not noticing?
20th May '16 12:43:31 AM 4power4
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' has several of these in the first season, which are all pointed out to the audience in the finale where we learn that [[spoiler:Renee' is the killer]] and get to see his background reactions every time the murders were brought up in his presence. They were subtle but very telling.
17th May '16 12:27:08 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': A very perceptive viewer might spot that amongst the prisoners that the Toughs have rescued from the Buuthandi, there's an Ob'enn [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-07-05 in panel 2]]. This becomes rather more significant [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-10-20 nearly 4 months later]] when it becomes apparent that [[spoiler: Petey has been engineered such that he has to take orders from biological Ob'enns with suitable military rank]].

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': A very perceptive viewer might spot that amongst among the prisoners that the Toughs have rescued from the Buuthandi, there's an Ob'enn [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-07-05 in panel 2]]. This becomes rather more significant [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-10-20 nearly 4 months later]] when it becomes apparent that [[spoiler: Petey has been engineered such that he has to take orders from biological Ob'enns with suitable military rank]].



* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': Take a look at what's in [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/marrowsolution.png the corner where the worm corpses used to be]]. [[spoiler: It's a horribly mangled corpse of an alternate Fern.]]



* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', during Skitter's first bank robbery, Tattletale is described as wandering off to the bank manager's office, ostensibly to use the computer systems there to monitor the response of the authorities and the security cameras. She's even able to give the Undersiders some warning when the Wards are scrambled. We find out later that she [[spoiler:used the opportunity to skim from the robbery's tank and bank assets for her own personal funds. This is one of the instances used to build a financial powerbase to rival Coil's.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', during Skitter's first bank robbery, Tattletale is described as wandering off to the bank manager's office, ostensibly to use the computer systems there to monitor the response of the authorities and the security cameras. She's even able to give the Undersiders some warning when the Wards are scrambled. We find out later that she [[spoiler:used the opportunity to skim from the robbery's tank and bank assets for her own personal funds. This is one of the instances used to build a financial powerbase power base to rival Coil's.]]
11th May '16 12:12:13 PM erforce
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* In the episode "The Lion and the Rose" of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', there is a brief scene where Olenna Tyrell speaks with Sansa Stark during the wedding between Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell. [[spoiler: In a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, Olenna plucks one of the seven crystals from Sansa's necklace. Those crystals contain a deadly poison, and we see Joffrey put down his goblet within arm's reach of Olenna. Guess who ends up dying of poison at the end of the episode? For bonus points, a later shot of Sansa shows only six crystals on her necklace.]]



* In the second season finale of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', during the confrontation between Weaver and the Connors in her office, one can see [[spoiler: the explosive HK drone that's about to crash into the building]] out the window a few moments before it becomes very relevant.



* In the episode "The Lion and the Rose" of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', there is a brief scene where Olenna Tyrell speaks with Sansa Stark during the wedding between Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell. [[spoiler: In a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, Olenna plucks one of the seven crystals from Sansa's necklace. Those crystals contain a deadly poison, and we see Joffrey put down his goblet within arm's reach of Olenna. Guess who ends up dying of poison at the end of the episode? For bonus points, a later shot of Sansa shows only six crystals on her necklace.]]

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* In the episode "The Lion and the Rose" second season finale of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', there is a brief scene where Olenna Tyrell speaks with Sansa Stark ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', during the wedding confrontation between Joffrey Baratheon Weaver and Margaery Tyrell. the Connors in her office, one can see [[spoiler: In a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, Olenna plucks one of the seven crystals from Sansa's necklace. Those crystals contain a deadly poison, and we see Joffrey put down his goblet within arm's reach of Olenna. Guess who ends up dying of poison at explosive HK drone that's about to crash into the end of building]] out the episode? For bonus points, window a later shot of Sansa shows only six crystals on her necklace.]]few moments before it becomes very relevant.
1st May '16 1:09:03 AM NikoMoldova
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* In the New Eden level of ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'', shortly before arriving at the New Eden Mall, you can see [[spoiler: Pope and Ropeburn's assassin]] running across the rooftops across the street in the same direction. You later chase them through the mall, where you finally get a good look at them. The fact that [[spoiler: the assassin was moving like a runner and appears somewhat feminine]] can hint towards [[spoiler: her true identity as Celeste]].

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* In the New Eden level of ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'', shortly before arriving at the New Eden Mall, you can see [[spoiler: Pope and Ropeburn's assassin]] running across the rooftops across the street in the same direction. You later chase them through the mall, where you finally get a good look at them. The fact that [[spoiler: the assassin was moving like a uses some basic runner moves and appears somewhat feminine]] can hint towards [[spoiler: her true identity as Celeste]].Celeste]].
** This is furthered in the Pirandello-Kruger level. While finding out exactly what Project Icarus is, Faith finds [[spoiler: profiles of all the known runners and their handlers, listed as targets for the pursuit cops]]. While your attention ''is'' on the screens, perceptive players might notice that [[spoiler: all of Celeste's information beyond her name is marked "Classified", while everyone else's information is either filled in or marked as unknown.]]
** Also in the [[spoiler: runner profiles, Merc's profile lists the location of his hideout, as Celeste is one of his runners]]. This is slight foreshadowing to [[spoiler: his death after a police raid on his hideout after Faith brings Kate there]].
1st May '16 12:55:16 AM NikoMoldova
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* In the New Eden level of ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'', shortly before arriving at the New Eden Mall, you can see [[spoiler: Pope and Ropeburn's assassin]] running across the rooftops across the street in the same direction. You later chase them through the mall, where you finally get a good look at them. The fact that [[spoiler: the assassin was moving like a runner and appears somewhat feminine]] can hint towards [[spoiler: her true identity as Celeste]].
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