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14th Jan '18 2:11:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* A number of suspense scenes from ''TheLostCrown'' have small yet creepy details in the background, like the face of an Ager brother looking on when [[spoiler: Nigel is attacked by flies in the Nightmare Room]].

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* A number of suspense scenes from ''TheLostCrown'' ''VideoGame/TheLostCrown'' have small yet creepy details in the background, like the face of an Ager brother looking on when [[spoiler: Nigel is attacked by flies in the Nightmare Room]].
10th Dec '17 5:56:37 PM theek01
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* Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' have an auditory version of this. While characters are walking through the school halls, you can just hear the PA anouncement system asking so-and-so to please report to room 113 B. This foreshadows the reveal in the second season finale that [[spoiler:VP Victoria is routinely testing her brainwashing technology on the students at the school, and room 113 B is actually an elevator leading to the underground labs where the equipment is kept.]]
16th Nov '17 5:02:41 PM TheRainyMimikyu
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* [[http://askfriskandcompany.tumblr.com/post/137866192097/if-you-like-what-we-do-consider-supporting-us-on This]] page from ''Webcomic/AskFriskAndCompany'' features two examples of this trope. The first, more minor example is when Monster Kid [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls out the askers,]] Toriel can be seen trying (and failing) to heal Sans, who is revealed shortly thereafter to [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead be faking his own death.]]]] The other, more notable, example happens at the same time, as Flowey gradually realizes what is happening over the course of three panels. Look at the first of those three panels. He appears to be genuinely upset, something that shouldn't be able to happen, [[TheSoulless due to his lack of a SOUL.]] [[spoiler: The next arc reveals that he regained part of his SOUL shortly before the former page.]]

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* [[http://askfriskandcompany.tumblr.com/post/137866192097/if-you-like-what-we-do-consider-supporting-us-on This]] page from ''Webcomic/AskFriskAndCompany'' features two examples of this trope. The first, more minor example is when Monster Kid [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls out the askers,]] Toriel can be seen trying (and failing) to heal Sans, who is revealed shortly thereafter to [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead be faking his own death.]]]] The other, more notable, example happens at the same time, as Flowey gradually realizes what is happening over the course of three panels. Look at the first of those three panels. He appears to be genuinely upset, something that shouldn't be able to happen, [[TheSoulless due to his lack of a SOUL.]] [[spoiler: The next arc reveals that he regained part of his SOUL shortly before the former aformentioned page.]]
16th Nov '17 5:01:30 PM TheRainyMimikyu
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*[[http://askfriskandcompany.tumblr.com/post/137866192097/if-you-like-what-we-do-consider-supporting-us-on This]] page from ''Webcomic/AskFriskAndCompany'' features two examples of this trope. The first, more minor example is when Monster Kid [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls out the askers,]] Toriel can be seen trying (and failing) to heal Sans, who is revealed shortly thereafter to [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead be faking his own death.]]]] The other, more notable, example happens at the same time, as Flowey gradually realizes what is happening over the course of three panels. Look at the first of those three panels. He appears to be genuinely upset, something that shouldn't be able to happen, [[TheSoulless due to his lack of a SOUL.]] [[spoiler: The next arc reveals that he regained part of his SOUL shortly before the former page.]]
8th Nov '17 5:58:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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* At several points in ''Film/ItFollows'', if you look very closely in the background various individuals seem to be walking with great determination towards the main characters without them noticing. [[spoiler: They are implied to be the titular "It".]]
23rd Oct '17 1:25:03 PM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several in the episode "Keep Calm and Flutter On." [[spoiler:While Discord enchants several beavers in a subtle-yet-not-so-subtle way near the beginning of the episode, and they build a notably huge dam by the end of it, the beavers can be seen hauling logs and sending them downriver throughout the time between. They're easy to miss the first time with Discord being quite the scene-stealer.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several in the episode "Keep "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn Keep Calm and Flutter On." On]]". [[spoiler:While Discord enchants several beavers in a subtle-yet-not-so-subtle way near the beginning of the episode, and they build a notably huge dam by the end of it, the beavers can be seen hauling logs and sending them downriver throughout the time between. They're easy to miss the first time with Discord being quite the scene-stealer.]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode "[[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS2E34CrystalClear Crystal Clear]]" pans across a CrystalPrison showing various (alleged) evildoers imprisoned by Rhombulus. It consists mostly of generic monstrous-looking creatures, but in the background is a single humanoid figure. [[spoiler:It's [[TheDreaded Eclipsa the Queen of Darkness]].]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode "[[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS2E34CrystalClear Crystal Clear]]" pans across a CrystalPrison showing various (alleged) evildoers imprisoned by Rhombulus. It consists mostly of generic monstrous-looking creatures, but in the background is a single humanoid figure. [[spoiler:It's [[TheDreaded Eclipsa Eclipsa, the Queen of Darkness]].]]
23rd Oct '17 1:22:23 PM MarkLungo
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* There are a few points in the Lonesome Road DLC for VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas that with binoculars the player can spot Ulysses watching the player's progress through The Divide.

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* There are a few points in the Lonesome Road DLC for VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas that ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' where, with binoculars binoculars, the player can spot Ulysses watching the player's progress through The Divide.
23rd Oct '17 1:20:32 PM MarkLungo
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The similar FunnyBackgroundEvent is used less for plot development and more for comedy.

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The similar FunnyBackgroundEvent is and AnnoyingBackgroundEvent are used less for plot development and more for comedy.
30th Sep '17 11:25:52 PM Linda58
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* Invoked in-universe in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. In his first appearance, the Ellimist freezes time (saving the Animorphs' lives) and then makes a deliberate point to appear to them with a drop-shaft behind him. The drop-shaft also has a woman going up in it, showing them a way to escape. Later he shows them a BadFuture, and when they get to downtown only one building is still standing, and it now has a glass dome. [[spoiler:Its the location of the Kandrona]]. Both of these double as a form of LoopholeAbuse. He is bound by restrictions and rules, which include not interfering. In these cases he's simply providing them with subtle clues, but they have to recognize them and deduce what he's trying to tell them.
5th Sep '17 2:03:47 PM Lopiny
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* ''WebVideo/BreakingTrail'': An unintentional example, but during ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DPSC0P99iw Night of the Deadly Creatures]]'', during Coyote's explanation and handling of a blunthead snake, viewers could notice a somewhat blurry snake starting to coil up behind him without anyone else noticing. Only later after he's almost done do the cameramen (and a second later Coyote himself) notice the very upset and ''very dangerous'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bothrops_asper fer-de-lance]] snake already in position to bite him.
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