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* In the VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition fanfic ''FanFic/WalkingInCircles'', the first time Evelyn talked to Solas, she asks “Do you have anything that you wish to keep?” His answer was “My pendant.” as that necklace held the most personal value to him. Much later, when he remembers that question again while fighting a Templar who hurt Evelyn, his answer this time is “You (Evelyn).” as she looks on, [[RuleOfSymbolism wearing the very same pendant on her neck]].
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* In ''Manga/TheRoyalTutor'', when prince Leonhard first warms up to the idea of Heine tutoring him, he only holds one of the fingers from Heine's offered hand, saying he would try ''that'' much. Later on, when Leonhard formally accepts Heine as his teacher, Heine only holds one of the fingers from Leonhard's offered hand. Heine even lampshaded it, saying he was simply returning Leonhard's earlier handshake.

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* In ''Manga/TheRoyalTutor'', when prince Leonhard first warms up to the idea of Heine tutoring him, he only holds one of the fingers from Heine's offered hand, saying he would try ''that'' much. Later on, when Leonhard formally accepts Heine as his teacher, Heine only holds one of the fingers from Leonhard's offered hand. Heine even lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} it, saying he was simply returning Leonhard's earlier handshake.
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** Chapter 352 has a rather meaningful, though quite sinister, echo of [[spoiler: Orihime's scream of 'Help me' to Ichigo. Ichigo comes back as a hollow, obsessed with protecting Orihime from ''everything'', who is only capable of saying 'You. I'll...help....you.']] Needless to say, it shakes Orihime up pretty bad.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' when the reason for the heaviness of Wolfwood's bundled cross is that it's "because it's so full of mercy!" The cross is actually a gun, the Cross Punisher, in disguise and Wolfwood's an assassin in disguise, and when he says it (in a slightly self-satisfied way) Wolfwood is basically enjoying a nice bit of sarcasm that no one else, at the moment, gets. Near the end of the series, shortly after [[spoiler: a redeemed Wolfwood has changed his ways and died defending the cause of trying to save everybody that Vash desperately believes in]], Millie gives the Cross Punisher to Vash. He comments on its heaviness and Millie (Wolfwood's love interest) tells him that's because it's so full of mercy. And this time it is.

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** Chapter 352 has a rather meaningful, though quite sinister, echo of [[spoiler: Orihime's [[spoiler:Orihime's scream of 'Help me' to Ichigo. Ichigo comes back as a hollow, obsessed with protecting Orihime from ''everything'', who is only capable of saying 'You. I'll...help....you.']] Needless to say, it shakes Orihime up pretty bad.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' when the reason for the heaviness of Wolfwood's bundled cross is that it's "because it's so full of mercy!" The cross is actually a gun, the Cross Punisher, in disguise and Wolfwood's an assassin in disguise, and when he says it (in a slightly self-satisfied way) Wolfwood is basically enjoying a nice bit of sarcasm that no one else, at the moment, gets. Near the end of the series, shortly after [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a redeemed Wolfwood has changed his ways and died defending the cause of trying to save everybody that Vash desperately believes in]], Millie gives the Cross Punisher to Vash. He comments on its heaviness and Millie (Wolfwood's love interest) tells him that's because it's so full of mercy. And this time it is.



-->'''Light:''' Matsuda, you ''idiot''! Who the ''[[PrecisionFStrike hell]]'' do you think [[spoiler: you're shooting at]]?!

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-->'''Light:''' Matsuda, you ''idiot''! Who the ''[[PrecisionFStrike hell]]'' do you think [[spoiler: you're [[spoiler:you're shooting at]]?!



** In Mihawk's first appearance, he casually slices a ship in half. In Zoro's reappearance after the time-skip [[spoiler: and having been trained by Mihawk]], he slices a ship in half.

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** In Mihawk's first appearance, he casually slices a ship in half. In Zoro's reappearance after the time-skip [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and having been trained by Mihawk]], he slices a ship in half.



** [[spoiler: Kamina]]'s last words of "Later, buddy." are heart-wrenching... But Simon joyfully shouting "Let's go, buddy!" back to him right before the series finale lets everyone know that yes, things are gonna be all right.

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** [[spoiler: Kamina]]'s [[spoiler:Kamina]]'s last words of "Later, buddy." are heart-wrenching... But Simon joyfully shouting "Let's go, buddy!" back to him right before the series finale lets everyone know that yes, things are gonna be all right.



* A TearJerker on in ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' where her older brother Ren always gives her nudgies, much to her annoyance. In the end, [[spoiler: for the first and only time, he affectionately pats her on the head, remarking how she always hated it when he was rough on her. Then, he wipes her memory of him and her vampire family. Karin's family was planning this from the very beginning, since they know that Karin isn't a normal vampire and was more human than vampire.]]

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* A TearJerker on in ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' where her older brother Ren always gives her nudgies, much to her annoyance. In the end, [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for the first and only time, he affectionately pats her on the head, remarking how she always hated it when he was rough on her. Then, he wipes her memory of him and her vampire family. Karin's family was planning this from the very beginning, since they know that Karin isn't a normal vampire and was more human than vampire.]]



*** In ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'', the Children and their friends visit an aquarium. Upon seeing small fish in a tank, Rei, who is an ArtificialHuman [[IllGirl barely kept alive with tons of pills]], notes that the fish can only live in an enclosed space, exactly like her. Later, she repeats that "I can only live in here" line, after she[[spoiler: was absorbed by an [[EldritchAbomination Angel]], telling Shinji that [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman he shouldn't risk his life to save her]], as [[ArtificialHuman she]] [[CloningBlues can be replaced.]] Shinji disagrees, tells her that no one can replace her, and proceeds to rip her directly out of the bastard.]]

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*** In ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'', the Children and their friends visit an aquarium. Upon seeing small fish in a tank, Rei, who is an ArtificialHuman [[IllGirl barely kept alive with tons of pills]], notes that the fish can only live in an enclosed space, exactly like her. Later, she repeats that "I can only live in here" line, after she[[spoiler: was she[[spoiler:was absorbed by an [[EldritchAbomination Angel]], telling Shinji that [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman he shouldn't risk his life to save her]], as [[ArtificialHuman she]] [[CloningBlues can be replaced.]] Shinji disagrees, tells her that no one can replace her, and proceeds to rip her directly out of the bastard.]]



** A massive TearJerker of one: Naruto tells Neji the reason he fights so hard is, "Because I was called a failure," then adds that Neji, being a "genius" should be able to do so as well. Over 400 chapters later, Neji tells Naruto the reason he [[spoiler: gave his life for Naruto and Hinata]] is, "Because I was called a genius."

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** A massive TearJerker of one: Naruto tells Neji the reason he fights so hard is, "Because I was called a failure," then adds that Neji, being a "genius" should be able to do so as well. Over 400 chapters later, Neji tells Naruto the reason he [[spoiler: gave [[spoiler:gave his life for Naruto and Hinata]] is, "Because I was called a genius."



** In the very first chapter of the manga, Mizuki asks Iruka why he was trying to hard to save the demon fox. Iruka's response? "He's not just a demon fox...he is a member of Konoha. He is Uzumaki Naruto!" [[spoiler: Nearly ''six hundred chapters later,'' Naruto releases the seal on the Kyuubi's chakra. "You're not just a demon fox... you are a member of Konoha. Let's go, Kurama!"]] One of the best uses of this trope ever, as Iruka's words were the first step to making Naruto into the person he is today.

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** In the very first chapter of the manga, Mizuki asks Iruka why he was trying to hard to save the demon fox. Iruka's response? "He's not just a demon fox...he is a member of Konoha. He is Uzumaki Naruto!" [[spoiler: Nearly [[spoiler:Nearly ''six hundred chapters later,'' Naruto releases the seal on the Kyuubi's chakra. "You're not just a demon fox... you are a member of Konoha. Let's go, Kurama!"]] One of the best uses of this trope ever, as Iruka's words were the first step to making Naruto into the person he is today.



* Uttered by Natsu in Chapter 329 of ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[spoiler: "I can hear it."]]

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* Uttered by Natsu in Chapter 329 of ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[spoiler: "I [[spoiler:"I can hear it."]]



** When talking about memories of her original owner in the third sound stage, Agito says "Strangely, my heart feels warm." Signum says the same thing to her [[spoiler: the first time they unison]].

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** When talking about memories of her original owner in the third sound stage, Agito says "Strangely, my heart feels warm." Signum says the same thing to her [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the first time they unison]].



* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' fanfic "Almanac Chronicles" ends with one from a quote from the AlternateTimeline from the trilogy's second movie. When Biff married Lorraine, he stated "third time's the charm". [[spoiler: After killing Biff, she eventually married his son from a previous marriage and repeated Biff's line.]]

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* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' fanfic "Almanac Chronicles" ends with one from a quote from the AlternateTimeline from the trilogy's second movie. When Biff married Lorraine, he stated "third time's the charm". [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After killing Biff, she eventually married his son from a previous marriage and repeated Biff's line.]]



* ''Legacy of the Rasengan: Naruto'': "Deception is an essential ability that all shinobi must have." Said by Sakura both times. The first is when she answers a question in class. The second after she royally fucks up with Naruto (stole something special to Naruto) and realises he was using the sentiment to appear as the dead-last.

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* ''Legacy of the Rasengan: Naruto'': "Deception is an essential ability that all shinobi must have." Said by Sakura both times. The first is when she answers a question in class. The second after she royally fucks up with Naruto (stole something special to Naruto) and realises realizes he was using the sentiment to appear as the dead-last.



* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', this device is used more than once. However, the most notable occasion would be when Vale reuses [[spoiler: the "bedtime story" she told her district partner Kit on his deathbed, about a "place without districts"]] in the climax of the story, only this time, she is [[spoiler: defying the Capitol, knowing very well that she will die for it]].

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* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', this device is used more than once. However, the most notable occasion would be when Vale reuses [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the "bedtime story" she told her district partner Kit on his deathbed, about a "place without districts"]] in the climax of the story, only this time, she is [[spoiler: defying [[spoiler:defying the Capitol, knowing very well that she will die for it]].



* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Asuka told [[spoiler: her daughter Aki]] "Cry when you feel sad. Laugh when you're happy." so that latter wouldn't become a StepfordSmiler. [[spoiler: When they're finally reunited at the end, Asuka tells her "Smile when you're happy. Cry when you're sad, [[TearsOfJoy and do both when you're happier than you've ever been]]."]]

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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Asuka told [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her daughter Aki]] "Cry when you feel sad. Laugh when you're happy." so that latter wouldn't become a StepfordSmiler. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When they're finally reunited at the end, Asuka tells her "Smile when you're happy. Cry when you're sad, [[TearsOfJoy and do both when you're happier than you've ever been]]."]]



** When [[spoiler: Hiro]] is having their breakdown and raging at [[spoiler: Baymax]].

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** When [[spoiler: Hiro]] [[spoiler:Hiro]] is having their breakdown and raging at [[spoiler: Baymax]].[[spoiler:Baymax]].



'''[[spoiler:Hiro]]:''' [[spoiler: TADASHI]] IS GONE!
** When [[spoiler: Callaghan]] is confronting [[spoiler:Krei]].

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'''[[spoiler:Hiro]]:''' [[spoiler: TADASHI]] [[spoiler:TADASHI]] IS GONE!
** When [[spoiler: Callaghan]] [[spoiler:Callaghan]] is confronting [[spoiler:Krei]].



* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'': The first movie has the line "That's what you do in a herd." It's first said by Manny when he saves Diego's life, and later by Diego when he saves Manny's life. Also, both instances happened in near-death situations, and in fact Diego is apparently ''dying'' when he makes the same reply back to Manny, but somewhat differently, as their situations are reversed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'': The first movie has the line "That's what you do in a herd." It's first said by Manny when he saves Diego's life, and later by Diego when he saves Manny's life. Also, both instances happened in near-death situations, and in fact fact, Diego is apparently ''dying'' when he makes the same reply back to Manny, but somewhat differently, as their situations are reversed.



--->[[spoiler: "They're always hiring in the mail room."]]

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--->[[spoiler: "They're --->[[spoiler:"They're always hiring in the mail room."]]



* Early on in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'', Eddie tells Buster he should just accept that he's hit rock bottom and can't save his theatre, to which the eternally optimistic Buster responds "You know what's great about hitting rock bottom? There's only one way left to go, and that's up!" Later on, when Buster is in a HeroicBSOD after [[spoiler: the theatre's [[TrashTheSet literal collapse]]]], Eddie repeats the line to him in order to lift his spirits.

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* Early on in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'', Eddie tells Buster he should just accept that he's hit rock bottom and can't save his theatre, to which the eternally optimistic Buster responds "You know what's great about hitting rock bottom? There's only one way left to go, and that's up!" Later on, when Buster is in a HeroicBSOD after [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the theatre's [[TrashTheSet literal collapse]]]], Eddie repeats the line to him in order to lift his spirits.



** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Jack says to Will: "you can accept that your father was a pirate, and a good man, or you can't." At the end of the film this exchange occurs about Jack.

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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Jack says to Will: "you can accept that your father was a pirate, and a good man, or you can't." At the end of the film film, this exchange occurs about Jack.



* ''Film/DirtyHarry'' has a famous example. Early in the film Harry gives his "Do you feel lucky, punk?" speech in a jokey manner to an inept bank robber. In the film's climax, Harry gives the exact same speech to Scorpio Killer, this time his delivery is full of venom and dead serious.

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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'' has a famous example. Early in the film film, Harry gives his "Do you feel lucky, punk?" speech in a jokey manner to an inept bank robber. In the film's climax, Harry gives the exact same speech to Scorpio Killer, this time his delivery is full of venom and dead serious.



** The entire ''You're waiting for a train'' speech given by Mal [[spoiler: was [[OnceMoreWithClarity originally said by Cobb]], when he and Mal were stuck in Limbo. He says this as they lay their heads on a railroad track, so a train could run over their heads to wake themselves up.]]

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** The entire ''You're waiting for a train'' speech given by Mal [[spoiler: was [[spoiler:was [[OnceMoreWithClarity originally said by Cobb]], when he and Mal were stuck in Limbo. He says this as they lay their heads on a railroad track, so a train could run over their heads to wake themselves up.]]



* In the ''Film/VeronicaMars'' movie, when Logan is [[spoiler: leaving to serve in the Navy]], there's a callback to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF5TTyRzBPY this scene]] from [[Series/VeronicaMars the TV show]].

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* In the ''Film/VeronicaMars'' movie, when Logan is [[spoiler: leaving [[spoiler:leaving to serve in the Navy]], there's a callback to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF5TTyRzBPY this scene]] from [[Series/VeronicaMars the TV show]].



* In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' Giselle tells Robert in the beginning that she's searching for her Prince and True Love's Kiss, because it's "the most powerful force in the world." [[spoiler: In the end, after Giselle has been put in an enchanted sleep by Queen Narissa, he remarks that only True Love's Kiss can save her--"It's the most powerful thing in the world."]]

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* In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' Giselle tells Robert in the beginning that she's searching for her Prince and True Love's Kiss, because it's "the most powerful force in the world." [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the end, after Giselle has been put in an enchanted sleep by Queen Narissa, he remarks that only True Love's Kiss can save her--"It's the most powerful thing in the world."]]



** Also, in [[spoiler: Spock Prime]]'s first meeting with Kirk, he told him [[spoiler: "I have been, and always shall be, your friend"]].

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** Also, in [[spoiler: Spock [[spoiler:Spock Prime]]'s first meeting with Kirk, he told him [[spoiler: "I [[spoiler:"I have been, and always shall be, your friend"]].



** [[spoiler: Isildur and Elrond/Frodo and Sam]]'s visits to and exchanges in the Cracks of Doom in the first and third films respectively.

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** [[spoiler: Isildur [[spoiler:Isildur and Elrond/Frodo and Sam]]'s visits to and exchanges in the Cracks of Doom in the first and third films respectively.



** The scene itself where Rolf and Liesel were singing together in the garden and proclaiming their love for one another is shown again when Maria and Captain Von Trap were singing together in the same garden, also declaring their love for each other. The IronicEcho comes in when [[spoiler: the first couple did not last, while the latter did and got married]].
* From ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'', in the beginning in the movie, Don Diego, the first Zorro, was telling his adventures to his baby daughter before abruptly changing the ending, as his wife was watching in amusement. Then, at the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Alejandro, the new Zorro, was telling a story to his newborn child, before quickly changing the story's ending, as he noticed his wife (Don Diego's daughter) was watching him.]]

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** The scene itself where Rolf and Liesel were singing together in the garden and proclaiming their love for one another is shown again when Maria and Captain Von Trap were singing together in the same garden, also declaring their love for each other. The IronicEcho comes in when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the first couple did not last, while the latter did and got married]].
* From ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'', in the beginning in the movie, Don Diego, the first Zorro, was telling his adventures to his baby daughter before abruptly changing the ending, as his wife was watching in amusement. Then, at the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Alejandro, [[spoiler:Alejandro, the new Zorro, was telling a story to his newborn child, before quickly changing the story's ending, as he noticed his wife (Don Diego's daughter) was watching him.]]



** The line "Don't tell Harry" is said at least twice. The first time is when Peter discovers that Mary Jane works in a cafe and she asks him not to tell Harry. The second time is when [[spoiler: Norman just impaled himself [[HoistByHisOwnPetard on his own glider]] and his last words to Peter was not to tell Harry.]]

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** The line "Don't tell Harry" is said at least twice. The first time is when Peter discovers that Mary Jane works in a cafe and she asks him not to tell Harry. The second time is when [[spoiler: Norman [[spoiler:Norman just impaled himself [[HoistByHisOwnPetard on his own glider]] and his last words to Peter was not to tell Harry.]]



* ''Film/RushHour'': The first movie contains a scene where some henchmen beat up Carter. Sang, one of the villains, says, "Wipe yourself off, you're bleeding." Towards the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Carter fatally shoots Sang and says, "Wipe yourself off, man. You dead."]]

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* ''Film/RushHour'': The first movie contains a scene where some henchmen beat up Carter. Sang, one of the villains, says, "Wipe yourself off, you're bleeding." Towards the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Carter [[spoiler:Carter fatally shoots Sang and says, "Wipe yourself off, man. You dead."]]



* A terrifying twist in ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich''. Near the beginning of the movie Craig and Lotte are making dinner and the parrot is being annoying. When Lotte goes to put it up it says "Help! She's locking me in a cage!" and it's kind of cute. Later in the movie however [[spoiler: when Craig goes crazy and stuffs Lotte in a cage, s/he screams "Help! He's locking me in a cage!"]]. Not so cute.
* In ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' the last words Ray says to Suzie before she is murdered are "You are beautiful, Suzie Salmon". Later on when [[spoiler: she enters Ruth's body so she and Ray could have their first kiss, [[he repeats the line]].

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* A terrifying twist in ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich''. Near the beginning of the movie Craig and Lotte are making dinner and the parrot is being annoying. When Lotte goes to put it up it says "Help! She's locking me in a cage!" and it's kind of cute. Later in the movie however [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Craig goes crazy and stuffs Lotte in a cage, s/he screams "Help! He's locking me in a cage!"]]. Not so cute.
* In ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' the last words Ray says to Suzie before she is murdered are "You are beautiful, Suzie Salmon". Later on when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she enters Ruth's body so she and Ray could have their first kiss, [[he repeats the line]].



* A variation occurs in ''Film/TheDecoyBride''. At one point Katie tells James that her ex-fiance was in a band, and that when he dumped her, he told her she was just one song, not a whole album. Later on, when James, who is a writer, rejects Katie because he's set on marrying Lara, Katie says: "This is where you tell me I'm just one chapter, not a whole book." This comment is then echoed in turn, [[spoiler: as when James comes back to her at the end of the film, the dedication of his newest book says that "Sometimes a chapter can be a whole book."]]

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* A variation occurs in ''Film/TheDecoyBride''. At one point Katie tells James that her ex-fiance was in a band, and that when he dumped her, he told her she was just one song, not a whole album. Later on, when James, who is a writer, rejects Katie because he's set on marrying Lara, Katie says: "This is where you tell me I'm just one chapter, not a whole book." This comment is then echoed in turn, [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as when James comes back to her at the end of the film, the dedication of his newest book says that "Sometimes a chapter can be a whole book."]]



* Stanza XXVII of Horatius (The Lay) in ''Film/Oblivion2013'' . Gets used [[RuleOfThree three times]]. First time is just a random passage of a book Jack scavenged that he reads aloud. The second time it's said by Malcolm Beech to tell Harper that [[spoiler: he's different from the army of Harper clone soldiers that assisted in devastating the planet, since he has curiosity and they were "soulless"]]. The third time is said [[spoiler: by Harper right before his HeroicSacrifice by setting off the nuke inside of the Tet]].

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* Stanza XXVII of Horatius (The Lay) in ''Film/Oblivion2013'' . Gets used [[RuleOfThree three times]]. First time is just a random passage of a book Jack scavenged that he reads aloud. The second time it's said by Malcolm Beech to tell Harper that [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's different from the army of Harper clone soldiers that assisted in devastating the planet, since he has curiosity and they were "soulless"]]. The third time is said [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by Harper right before his HeroicSacrifice by setting off the nuke inside of the Tet]].



*** After being caught practicing highly-dangerous time magic with the aid of the Book of Cagliostro - and being given a very angry warning of all the things that could have happened as a result - Strange sheepishly mutters "they really should put the warnings ''before'' the spells." Later, thanks to the pages he stole from the same book, Kaecilius is able to unleash Dormammu upon Earth... only to discover that [[spoiler: the eternal life he wanted involves being [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor transformed into a Mindless One]] [[FateWorseThanDeath and trapped forever in the Darkness Dimension]].]]

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*** After being caught practicing highly-dangerous time magic with the aid of the Book of Cagliostro - and being given a very angry warning of all the things that could have happened as a result - Strange sheepishly mutters "they really should put the warnings ''before'' the spells." Later, thanks to the pages he stole from the same book, Kaecilius is able to unleash Dormammu upon Earth... only to discover that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the eternal life he wanted involves being [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor transformed into a Mindless One]] [[FateWorseThanDeath and trapped forever in the Darkness Dimension]].]]



* In ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'', Ms Spink remarks that Coraline, who appeared to be talking nonsense (when she was trying to lure out the [[spoiler: hand of the Other Mother]]), was an extraordinary girl. Then, later, when Coraline thanks Ms Spink and hugs her, she says the same line, only this time in amazement and gratitude, as no one had hugged her like that for a very long time.
* From ''Literature/{{Holes}}'': Ms Katherine often asked Sam the onion man (who she liked, but couldn't act on her feelings due to Sam being black) to help her fix things in her schoolhouse, to which he would always cheerfully reply "I can fix that". Finally, when she couldn't think of anymore excuses to continue seeing Sam, she told him that her heart is breaking. To which he says "I can fix that". And then, he kissed her.
* ''Literature/AThreadOfGrace'': Whenever Claudia would complain about how a group of people were bad, her mother always told her to "name two." If she couldn't name two, it was just an irrational prejudice. [[spoiler: Later on, after Claudia's become orphaned and widowed, she joins the Italian Resistance who managed to capture a group of Nazis. The Nazis had pictures of Jews they hung in the woods for "crimes." Claudia orders the the Nazi Officer to "name two" crimes. The officer couldn't. The Resistance proceeds to beat the Nazis to death]]. Also doubles as a HopeSpot.
* In ''{{Literature/Malevil}}'', ManChild Momo had a CatchPhrase, "Leave me alone for God's sake". [[spoiler: At the end of the novel, his mother says the same thing before withdrawing from the group and suddenly dying]].
* In ''Literature/TheHost'', Ian and Wanderer are talking and Ian says "Strange world, isn't it?" to which Wanderer replies "The strangest." Then at the very end, Wanderer and [[spoiler: Burns]] repeat the conversation, and this time Wanderer says "It's a strange world."

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* In ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'', Ms Spink remarks that Coraline, who appeared to be talking nonsense (when she was trying to lure out the [[spoiler: hand [[spoiler:hand of the Other Mother]]), was an extraordinary girl. Then, later, when Coraline thanks Ms Spink and hugs her, she says the same line, only this time in amazement and gratitude, as no one had hugged her like that for a very long time.
* From ''Literature/{{Holes}}'': Ms Katherine often asked Sam the onion man (who she liked, but couldn't act on her feelings due to Sam being black) to help her fix things in her schoolhouse, to which he would always cheerfully reply "I can fix that". Finally, when she couldn't think of anymore any more excuses to continue seeing Sam, she told him that her heart is breaking. To which he says "I can fix that". And then, he kissed her.
* ''Literature/AThreadOfGrace'': Whenever Claudia would complain about how a group of people were bad, her mother always told her to "name two." If she couldn't name two, it was just an irrational prejudice. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Later on, after Claudia's become orphaned and widowed, she joins the Italian Resistance who managed to capture a group of Nazis. The Nazis had pictures of Jews they hung in the woods for "crimes." Claudia orders the the Nazi Officer to "name two" crimes. The officer couldn't. The Resistance proceeds to beat the Nazis to death]]. Also doubles as a HopeSpot.
* In ''{{Literature/Malevil}}'', ManChild Momo had a CatchPhrase, "Leave me alone for God's sake". [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the novel, his mother says the same thing before withdrawing from the group and suddenly dying]].
* In ''Literature/TheHost'', Ian and Wanderer are talking and Ian says "Strange world, isn't it?" to which Wanderer replies "The strangest." Then at the very end, Wanderer and [[spoiler: Burns]] [[spoiler:Burns]] repeat the conversation, and this time Wanderer says "It's a strange world."



* There is an example in the ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' books that lampshades NotSoDifferent and WarIsHell: Even when the heroes have WeAREStrugglingTogether and the villains have an EnemyCivilWar, both sides knew that their enemies will destroy them ruthlessly:

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* There is an example in the ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' books that lampshades {{Lampshades}} NotSoDifferent and WarIsHell: Even when the heroes have WeAREStrugglingTogether and the villains have an EnemyCivilWar, both sides knew that their enemies will destroy them ruthlessly:



* "[[YouCannotKillAnIdea I am the thing you cannot kill.]] I am hope." These are the last words of [[spoiler: Kelsier]] to the BigBad in ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''. At the end of the same book, the BigBad's killer turns these words into a PreMortemOneLiner.

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* "[[YouCannotKillAnIdea I am the thing you cannot kill.]] I am hope." These are the last words of [[spoiler: Kelsier]] [[spoiler:Kelsier]] to the BigBad in ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}''. At the end of the same book, the BigBad's killer turns these words into a PreMortemOneLiner.



* In the [[Literature/GentlemanBastard Gentleman Bastard Sequence]] book ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'', Locke defeats a rival gang as a child by trapping their leader in one place so that Jean, a significantly better fighter, can fight him without him running off, allowing himself to get beat up in the process. [[spoiler: At the end, when he fights the Grey King, he repeats the same lines to him, this time using it to distract his opponent and winning the fight himself, though sustaining serious injuries as a result.]]

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* In the [[Literature/GentlemanBastard Gentleman Bastard Sequence]] book ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'', Locke defeats a rival gang as a child by trapping their leader in one place so that Jean, a significantly better fighter, can fight him without him running off, allowing himself to get beat up in the process. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end, when he fights the Grey King, he repeats the same lines to him, this time using it to distract his opponent and winning the fight himself, though sustaining serious injuries as a result.]]



* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]: In actions, the ending of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Snigger and the Nutbeast]]'' mimics those of [[spoiler: the ending of the third book. The hero (Conker/David) is dead, but there's SomeoneToRememberHimBy.]]
* In ''Literature/PinocchiosSister'', Iris' CatchPhrase is a flippant "Help, help." [[spoiler: Martha copies it toward the end when she is pretending to be Iris.]]

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* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]: In actions, the ending of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Snigger and the Nutbeast]]'' mimics those of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ending of the third book. The hero (Conker/David) is dead, but there's SomeoneToRememberHimBy.]]
* In ''Literature/PinocchiosSister'', Iris' CatchPhrase is a flippant "Help, help." [[spoiler: Martha [[spoiler:Martha copies it toward the end when she is pretending to be Iris.]]



** In ''Divergent'', Tobias is [[spoiler:mindcontrolled into attacking]] Tris. She thinks that her [[spoiler: IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight]] is failing, and prepares herself to [[spoiler:die.]]

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** In ''Divergent'', Tobias is [[spoiler:mindcontrolled into attacking]] Tris. She thinks that her [[spoiler: IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight]] [[spoiler:IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight]] is failing, and prepares herself to [[spoiler:die.]]



* Near the beginning of ''Literature/KnightsOfTheBorrowedDark'', Grey says, "You know what they say: no plan of action survives first contact." He later repeats a variation of that line--"Well, you know what they say about plans."--[[spoiler: after he shoots Vivian]].

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* Near the beginning of ''Literature/KnightsOfTheBorrowedDark'', Grey says, "You know what they say: no plan of action survives first contact." He later repeats a variation of that line--"Well, you know what they say about plans."--[[spoiler: after "--[[spoiler:after he shoots Vivian]].



* In Creator/EllestonTrevor's ''Squadron Airborne'', a book about a Spitfire squadron [[TheHomeFront during the Battle of Britain]], there is a particularly tear-jerking one. At the beginning, the commanding officer dresses down a cadet for almost crashing his fighter on his first flight by mistake, pointing out that the RAF cannot afford to lose planes in stupid accidents, as the Luftwaffe so outnumbers them that the Nazis can lose five planes for any English one that thay shoot down and still win the day. Later in the book, the Squadron is scrambled just after news have been received that [[NothingIsScarier all contacts have been lost]] with the hometown of [[ShellShockedVeteran another pilot]] after a vicious German bombing raid. The pilot goes on a Trope/RoaringRampageofRevenge shooting down German after German and he finally crashes his Spitfire into a bomber in a suicide attack. His last thought? The number of enemy planes he has just shot down: "SIX".

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* In Creator/EllestonTrevor's ''Squadron Airborne'', a book about a Spitfire squadron [[TheHomeFront during the Battle of Britain]], there is a particularly tear-jerking one. At the beginning, the commanding officer dresses down a cadet for almost crashing his fighter on his first flight by mistake, pointing out that the RAF cannot afford to lose planes in stupid accidents, as the Luftwaffe so outnumbers them that the Nazis can lose five planes for any English one that thay they shoot down and still win the day. Later in the book, the Squadron is scrambled just after news have been received that [[NothingIsScarier all contacts have been lost]] with the hometown of [[ShellShockedVeteran another pilot]] after a vicious German bombing raid. The pilot goes on a Trope/RoaringRampageofRevenge shooting down German after German and he finally crashes his Spitfire into a bomber in a suicide attack. His last thought? The number of enemy planes he has just shot down: "SIX".



* In ''Series/{{Selfie}}'' Eliza and Henry get invited to the boss' ranch for the weekend, and Henry wonders why she got invited, since he thinks he's being vetted for a promotion. Eliza points out she might be in line for a promotion, and Henry says its more likely she's his plus one. Eliza reacts vehemently, saying "I'm not a plus one. I'm VIP bitches." (prompting Henry to say, "Bitches? Its just me. One bitch") Its quickly revealed Eliza ''is'' Henry's plus one, and at the end Saperstein says he invited her because she makes Henry more life-like. Henry then says "Actually sir, she is more than a plus one. She is a VIP."

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* In ''Series/{{Selfie}}'' Eliza and Henry get invited to the boss' ranch for the weekend, and Henry wonders why she got invited, since he thinks he's being vetted for a promotion. Eliza points out she might be in line for a promotion, and Henry says its more likely she's his plus one. Eliza reacts vehemently, saying "I'm not a plus one. I'm VIP bitches." (prompting Henry to say, "Bitches? Its It's just me. One bitch") Its quickly revealed Eliza ''is'' Henry's plus one, and at the end Saperstein says he invited her because she makes Henry more life-like. Henry then says "Actually sir, she is more than a plus one. She is a VIP."



** In the episode "A Hole in the World", the episode begins with the characters light-heartedly debating who would win in a fight: Cavemen or Astronauts? [[spoiler: Fred is infected by the spirit of an ancient demon and it becomes apparent that none of their powerful, modern magics can stop it. As she nears death]], she whispers "Cavemen win. ''Of course'' the cavemen win."
** In the Season 1 episode "Hero", the words Doyle says at the end of the commercial Cordelia films become painful when the commercial is replayed at the end, [[spoiler: after he dies. "Is that it? Am I done?"]]

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** In the episode "A Hole in the World", the episode begins with the characters light-heartedly debating who would win in a fight: Cavemen or Astronauts? [[spoiler: Fred [[spoiler:Fred is infected by the spirit of an ancient demon and it becomes apparent that none of their powerful, modern magics can stop it. As she nears death]], she whispers "Cavemen win. ''Of course'' the cavemen win."
** In the Season 1 episode "Hero", the words Doyle says at the end of the commercial Cordelia films become painful when the commercial is replayed at the end, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after he dies. "Is that it? Am I done?"]]



** Rodney [=McKay=] said the following to Jennifer Keller [[spoiler: when thought he was about to die]], which Keller echoed several episodes later [[spoiler: after Rodney saved her life]]:

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** Rodney [=McKay=] said the following to Jennifer Keller [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when thought he was about to die]], which Keller echoed several episodes later [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Rodney saved her life]]:



* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': "Children of Earth." In ''Day One'', Jack gets [[spoiler: Ianto]] out of a dangerous situation, saying "I can survive anything." In ''Day Four'', he must add "but you can't." [[spoiler: And Ianto dies.]]

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': "Children of Earth." In ''Day One'', Jack gets [[spoiler: Ianto]] [[spoiler:Ianto]] out of a dangerous situation, saying "I can survive anything." In ''Day Four'', he must add "but you can't." [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And Ianto dies.]]



* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', House says: "As the philosopher [[Music/TheRollingStones Jagger]] once said, "You can't always get what you want." At the end of the episode "Wilson's Heart" [[spoiler: House has a vision in which she's on a bus with Amber, who just died because of a bus accident. He tells her that he wants to die; she responds: "Well... you can't always get what you want."]] The sheer amount of times that song is either referred to or played in the soundtrack approaches the level of absurdity.

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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', House says: "As the philosopher [[Music/TheRollingStones Jagger]] once said, "You can't always get what you want." At the end of the episode "Wilson's Heart" [[spoiler: House [[spoiler:House has a vision in which she's on a bus with Amber, who just died because of a bus accident. He tells her that he wants to die; she responds: "Well... you can't always get what you want."]] The sheer amount of times that song is either referred to or played in the soundtrack approaches the level of absurdity.



** Season 4: "It doesn't matter what I do, what I choose... ''I'm'' what's wrong." First said by Debra when she is breaking down in guilt over [[spoiler: Lundy's death, and her ruined relationship with Anton]]. Later said by Dexter when [[spoiler: he finds his son sitting in Rita's blood]].

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** Season 4: "It doesn't matter what I do, what I choose... ''I'm'' what's wrong." First said by Debra when she is breaking down in guilt over [[spoiler: Lundy's [[spoiler:Lundy's death, and her ruined relationship with Anton]]. Later said by Dexter when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he finds his son sitting in Rita's blood]].



** And ''that'' dialogue is then echoed in the series finale, as [[spoiler: Spike makes his HeroicSacrifice]].

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** And ''that'' dialogue is then echoed in the series finale, as [[spoiler: Spike [[spoiler:Spike makes his HeroicSacrifice]].



** In "Shada", variations of the phrase "he seemed like a nice old man" get used a lot, usually by characters describing [[spoiler: CharmPerson]] Professor Chronotis. At the very end of the story, however, it is used by the Doctor to describe [[ObfuscatingStupidity him]][[BewareTheNiceOnes self]].

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** In "Shada", variations of the phrase "he seemed like a nice old man" get used a lot, usually by characters describing [[spoiler: CharmPerson]] [[spoiler:CharmPerson]] Professor Chronotis. At the very end of the story, however, it is used by the Doctor to describe [[ObfuscatingStupidity him]][[BewareTheNiceOnes self]].



** In the 2015 season, "I had a duty of care" starts out as the Twelfth Doctor expressing borderline-overprotection of his companion, Clara. When uttered at the end of the season, [[spoiler: after the Doctor has spent 4 1/2 billion years on a BatmanGambit to try and save her life, risking all of time and space]], it takes on a completely different meaning. Clara's response is to say "People like me and you, we should say things to one another," which is a meaningful echo of something said about two different people who had grown close during an episode earlier in the season.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': The pilot establishes that "Who's your daddy?" is Keith's (somewhat oddball) way of saying he has his daughter's back. This is repeated twice later on: first is part way through the first season when [[spoiler: Veronica's paternity is in question, he reveals after a test that he is indeed her biological father,]] and again in the last episode of season one [[spoiler: where he rescues his daughter from being burned alive by the season's villain.]]
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'' - In the first episode of Series 3, Gene comments on how [[spoiler: he accidentally shot Alex at the end of series 2,]] saying 'you fell all wrong', and Alex replies with 'Sometimes in life, you can't help which way you fall.'. At the end of the episode, a woman who got involved in a kidnapping because she was in love with a criminal repeats this exact line to Alex, which now has new meaning because it makes Alex think about whether she might be falling for Gene (in the metaphorical and not literal sense).
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Season 5, "My Lunch" - Dr. Cox lectures J.D. about how, once you start blaming yourself for other people's deaths, it's a "slippery slope that you can't come back from," and that he's seen it ruin people. At the end of the episode, after [[spoiler: the three patients, including Dr. Cox's friend, die from rabies]], J.D. reminds Dr. Cox of the same thing. [[spoiler: It almost does ruin him, as seen in the following episode. Guess who pulls Dr. Cox out of his slump?]].

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** In the 2015 season, "I had a duty of care" starts out as the Twelfth Doctor expressing borderline-overprotection of his companion, Clara. When uttered at the end of the season, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the Doctor has spent 4 1/2 billion years on a BatmanGambit to try and save her life, risking all of time and space]], it takes on a completely different meaning. Clara's response is to say "People like me and you, we should say things to one another," which is a meaningful echo of something said about two different people who had grown close during an episode earlier in the season.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': The pilot establishes that "Who's your daddy?" is Keith's (somewhat oddball) way of saying he has his daughter's back. This is repeated twice later on: first is part way through the first season when [[spoiler: Veronica's [[spoiler:Veronica's paternity is in question, he reveals after a test that he is indeed her biological father,]] and again in the last episode of season one [[spoiler: where [[spoiler:where he rescues his daughter from being burned alive by the season's villain.]]
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'' - In the first episode of Series 3, Gene comments on how [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he accidentally shot Alex at the end of series 2,]] saying 'you fell all wrong', and Alex replies with 'Sometimes in life, you can't help which way you fall.'. At the end of the episode, a woman who got involved in a kidnapping because she was in love with a criminal repeats this exact line to Alex, which now has new meaning because it makes Alex think about whether she might be falling for Gene (in the metaphorical and not literal sense).
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Season 5, "My Lunch" - Dr. Cox lectures J.D. about how, once you start blaming yourself for other people's deaths, it's a "slippery slope that you can't come back from," and that he's seen it ruin people. At the end of the episode, after [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the three patients, including Dr. Cox's friend, die from rabies]], J.D. reminds Dr. Cox of the same thing. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It almost does ruin him, as seen in the following episode. Guess who pulls Dr. Cox out of his slump?]].



* Season 3 ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "Maelstrom" had Kara say "''I'll see you on the other side''" to Lee before she [[spoiler: got killed]]. During the series finale, Samuel Anders utters the very same words to Kara following their farewell before he [[spoiler: directs Galactica and the rest of the Fleet into the Sun]]. Many fans take this to mean that they have both [[spoiler: [[AscendtoAHigherPlaneofExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]] and will be TogetherInDeath, and that Lee will also gain [[TogetherInDeath that status]] when he eventually dies]].

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* Season 3 ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "Maelstrom" had Kara say "''I'll see you on the other side''" to Lee before she [[spoiler: got [[spoiler:got killed]]. During the series finale, Samuel Anders utters the very same words to Kara following their farewell before he [[spoiler: directs [[spoiler:directs Galactica and the rest of the Fleet into the Sun]]. Many fans take this to mean that they have both [[spoiler: [[AscendtoAHigherPlaneofExistence [[spoiler:[[AscendtoAHigherPlaneofExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]] and will be TogetherInDeath, and that Lee will also gain [[TogetherInDeath that status]] when he eventually dies]].



** Fiyero and Elphaba's exchanges where when they tell each other they're beautiful or handsome. The first time Fiyero tells Elphaba she's beautiful after he runs away with her, and then Elphaba echos with the same words when[[spoiler: he comes back after she fakes her death]], saying the same words.

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** Fiyero and Elphaba's exchanges where when they tell each other they're beautiful or handsome. The first time Fiyero tells Elphaba she's beautiful after he runs away with her, and then Elphaba echos echoes with the same words when[[spoiler: he when[[spoiler:he comes back after she fakes her death]], saying the same words.



* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': Hamilton's [[spoiler: death]] monologue is almost entirely different meaningful echoes from previous points in the musical, from him and from everyone else.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': Hamilton's [[spoiler: death]] [[spoiler:death]] monologue is almost entirely different meaningful echoes from previous points in the musical, from him and from everyone else.



** The musical adaption has a somber echo in the song "Telephone Wire" from "Party Dress" As Allison semi-quotes a line that she said when she was 9 as a 43 year old woman recollecting the memory of her and her Dad's last drive before [[spoiler: he kills himself.]]

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** The musical adaption has a somber echo in the song "Telephone Wire" from "Party Dress" As Allison semi-quotes a line that she said when she was 9 as a 43 year old woman recollecting the memory of her and her Dad's last drive before [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he kills himself.]]



** Another instance is Between the IAmSong "Changing my major" and the BSODSong "Edges of the World". In Changing My Major, Allison relishes in her sexual awakening. In Edges of the World... Bruce [[spoiler: kills himself.]]

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** Another instance is Between the IAmSong "Changing my major" and the BSODSong "Edges of the World". In Changing My Major, Allison relishes in her sexual awakening. In Edges of the World... Bruce [[spoiler: kills [[spoiler:kills himself.]]



** Bruce sings "I might still break a heart or two" in both "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue" and "Edges of the World." In "Welcome" he's singing about how even though he's a middle-aged father, he still considers himself a Lothario. In "Edges", the hearts he's going to break [[spoiler: are those of his family, because, [[DrivenToSuicide well...]] ]]

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** Bruce sings "I might still break a heart or two" in both "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue" and "Edges of the World." In "Welcome" he's singing about how even though he's a middle-aged father, he still considers himself a Lothario. In "Edges", the hearts he's going to break [[spoiler: are [[spoiler:are those of his family, because, [[DrivenToSuicide well...]] ]]



** "Valjean's Soliloquy" and "Javert's [[spoiler:Suicide]]" have the titular characters' world views shattered by an act of unprecedented kindness; how they react is what makes the difference between the two men.

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** "Valjean's Soliloquy" and "Javert's [[spoiler:Suicide]]" have the titular characters' world views worldviews shattered by an act of unprecedented kindness; how they react is what makes the difference between the two men.



** "Do You Hear the People Sing" is given a ''glorious'' TriumphantReprise at the end of "Epilogue", as the revolutionaries find that their world view of freedom for all will eventually be found true [[spoiler:in heaven]].

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** "Do You Hear the People Sing" is given a ''glorious'' TriumphantReprise at the end of "Epilogue", as the revolutionaries find that their world view worldview of freedom for all will eventually be found true [[spoiler:in heaven]].



** Shortly after the Angel Remiel tells Collete that he is her father, she gets a little confused about who she is and what that means for her. In response to this, Lloyd tells Collete, "It doesn't matter who your father is, you're still you". Much later in the game, while Lloyd is distraught after finding out that [[spoiler: [[DoubleAgent Kratos]] [[LukeIAmYourFather is his father]]]], Collete delivers that same line right back to him. It was just the thing that Lloyd needed to snap out of it.
** There's the cryptic "Don't die, Lloyd," that Kratos gives right before you head to the Tower of Salvation. It's a hint that, [[spoiler: despite his apparent EvilAllAlong reveal, he may still be on your side.]] It's echoed in the final cutscene, and this time it's a TearJerker, and it's extended: "Don't die before I do, Lloyd...[[spoiler: my son.]]"

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** Shortly after the Angel Remiel tells Collete that he is her father, she gets a little confused about who she is and what that means for her. In response to this, Lloyd tells Collete, "It doesn't matter who your father is, you're still you". Much later in the game, while Lloyd is distraught after finding out that [[spoiler: [[DoubleAgent [[spoiler:[[DoubleAgent Kratos]] [[LukeIAmYourFather is his father]]]], Collete delivers that same line right back to him. It was just the thing that Lloyd needed to snap out of it.
** There's the cryptic "Don't die, Lloyd," that Kratos gives right before you head to the Tower of Salvation. It's a hint that, [[spoiler: despite [[spoiler:despite his apparent EvilAllAlong reveal, he may still be on your side.]] It's echoed in the final cutscene, and this time it's a TearJerker, and it's extended: "Don't die before I do, Lloyd...[[spoiler: my [[spoiler:my son.]]"



** "Kept you waiting, huh?"/"Sorry for the wait"/"Sorry to keep you waiting" (all the same phrase in Japanese) is used over and over as a reference to Snake speaking the line in the earliest ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' trailers, and in a different, increasingly poignant situation every time. The most poignant is Otacon's melancholic lampshade hanging - "[Snake's] always keeping people waiting" - at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', after Snake has left him to [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]].

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** "Kept you waiting, huh?"/"Sorry for the wait"/"Sorry to keep you waiting" (all the same phrase in Japanese) is used over and over as a reference to Snake speaking the line in the earliest ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' trailers, and in a different, increasingly poignant situation every time. The most poignant is Otacon's melancholic lampshade hanging LampshadeHanging - "[Snake's] always keeping people waiting" - at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', after Snake has left him to [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]].



* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' has Niko's cousin Roman saying "Welcome to America!" as he gets off a boat in the opening cutscene. If one takes the "Deal" ending in the game... [[spoiler: After Roman dies, Niko hunts down [[BigBad Dimitri]], he says the exact same thing before Dimitri dies of blood loss.]]
* ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' (aka. ''Lylat Wars''): One of Peppy's catch phrases is "Never give up. Trust your instincts." [[spoiler: It's later repeated twice by James [=McCloud=]'s ghost as he guides Fox out of the exploding remains of Andross' base - the first time as "''Never'' give up, my son" and the second time word-for-word.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' has Niko's cousin Roman saying "Welcome to America!" as he gets off a boat in the opening cutscene. If one takes the "Deal" ending in the game... [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Roman dies, Niko hunts down [[BigBad Dimitri]], he says the exact same thing before Dimitri dies of blood loss.]]
* ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' (aka. ''Lylat Wars''): One of Peppy's catch phrases is "Never give up. Trust your instincts." [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's later repeated twice by James [=McCloud=]'s ghost as he guides Fox out of the exploding remains of Andross' base - the first time as "''Never'' give up, my son" and the second time word-for-word.]]



* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', both General Shepherd and [[spoiler: Captain Price]] note that "History is written by the victors." The point they're both making is that [[WellIntentionedExtremist only they]] should be trusted to write the history of the events that occur in the plot. The twist is that [[spoiler: Shepherd is the BigBad, and Price, despite being HeWhoFightsMonsters, is one of the good guys]].
* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/Halo3'', Master Chief John-117 and Arbiter Thel 'Vadam are stopped from killing each other by Sergeant Johnson. Thel mutters "Were it so easy..." and stalks off. At the end, where [[spoiler: Johnson is dead and Chief is MIA, Lord Hood tells Thel that he can't believe Chief is dead. Thel looks to the sky and sighs "Were it so easy...".]] This had to have tugged at some heartstrings.
* "What can change the nature of a man?" - ''The'' question of ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. It's asked more then once during the course of the game and in the end it turns out to be the prerequisite of the whole story: [[spoiler: the protagonist longed to atone for some crimes so hideous that a whole life of good deeds wouldn't suffice. Regret drove him to seek and obtain immortality.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', both General Shepherd and [[spoiler: Captain [[spoiler:Captain Price]] note that "History is written by the victors." The point they're both making is that [[WellIntentionedExtremist only they]] should be trusted to write the history of the events that occur in the plot. The twist is that [[spoiler: Shepherd [[spoiler:Shepherd is the BigBad, and Price, despite being HeWhoFightsMonsters, is one of the good guys]].
* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/Halo3'', Master Chief John-117 and Arbiter Thel 'Vadam are stopped from killing each other by Sergeant Johnson. Thel mutters "Were it so easy..." and stalks off. At the end, where [[spoiler: Johnson [[spoiler:Johnson is dead and Chief is MIA, Lord Hood tells Thel that he can't believe Chief is dead. Thel looks to the sky and sighs "Were it so easy...".]] This had to have tugged at some heartstrings.
* "What can change the nature of a man?" - ''The'' question of ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. It's asked more then once during the course of the game and in the end it turns out to be the prerequisite of the whole story: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the protagonist longed to atone for some crimes so hideous that a whole life of good deeds wouldn't suffice. Regret drove him to seek and obtain immortality.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'': Adam Malkovich ends every mission briefing with the line "No objections, right, Lady?" to acknowledge Samus. (Who, in turn, gives a thumbs-down just to be cheeky.) The Sector Zero cutscene in ''Videogame/MetroidOtherM'' turns the exchange into a TearJerker as [[spoiler: Adam departs on a suicide mission to destroy the sector]].
** [[spoiler: Anthony]]'s thumbs-down in the ending is also an IronicEcho.
** In ''Videogame/MetroidFusion'', the last game story-wise, Samus reminisces about Adam, saying the computer she's taking orders from reminds her of him, except that Adam finished his orders with "Any objections, Lady?" (The game was made before Other M). She accidentally calls the computer Adam to its "face" later in the story, in a moment of frustration. [[spoiler: Moments later, the computer goes against the Federation's orders by ordering Samus to take out the planet and the station in one fell movement, finishing with "[[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay Any objections, Lady?]]"]]
* While fighting your way through the raid content of ''''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Wrath of the Lich King'', you encounter [[EldritchAbomination Yogg'Saron]], during the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, he will tell you that "no King rules forever", referring to the BigBad. These [[ExactWords words]] are repeated by [[spoiler: the ghost of Arthas' father]] after his defeat by the players. Yogg'Saron is also know as God of Death.
** It's even better than that: Yogg's line is: "He will learn, no king rules forever". And [[spoiler: King Terenas]]'s line is: "You see, [[spoiler: my son]], no king rules forever".

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* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'': Adam Malkovich ends every mission briefing with the line "No objections, right, Lady?" to acknowledge Samus. (Who, in turn, gives a thumbs-down just to be cheeky.) The Sector Zero cutscene in ''Videogame/MetroidOtherM'' turns the exchange into a TearJerker as [[spoiler: Adam [[spoiler:Adam departs on a suicide mission to destroy the sector]].
** [[spoiler: Anthony]]'s [[spoiler:Anthony]]'s thumbs-down in the ending is also an IronicEcho.
** In ''Videogame/MetroidFusion'', the last game story-wise, Samus reminisces about Adam, saying the computer she's taking orders from reminds her of him, except that Adam finished his orders with "Any objections, Lady?" (The game was made before Other M). She accidentally calls the computer Adam to its "face" later in the story, in a moment of frustration. [[spoiler: Moments [[spoiler:Moments later, the computer goes against the Federation's orders by ordering Samus to take out the planet and the station in one fell movement, finishing with "[[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay Any objections, Lady?]]"]]
* While fighting your way through the raid content of ''''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Wrath of the Lich King'', you encounter [[EldritchAbomination Yogg'Saron]], during the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, he will tell you that "no King rules forever", referring to the BigBad. These [[ExactWords words]] are repeated by [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ghost of Arthas' father]] after his defeat by the players. Yogg'Saron is also know as God of Death.
** It's even better than that: Yogg's line is: "He will learn, no king rules forever". And [[spoiler: King [[spoiler:King Terenas]]'s line is: "You see, [[spoiler: my [[spoiler:my son]], no king rules forever".



* During the beginning of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', the titular character stubs out a cigarette in front of Alex and says "See? My last smoke. It's bad for the baby." Three years later, when [[spoiler: B.B]] offers Max a cigar, Max retorts "I don't smoke."
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': [[spoiler: "Become my Soul Reaver", the Elder God tells Raziel at the beginning of Soul Reaver. This rather throwaway line comes back to haunt the player at the end of ''Soul Reaver 2'']]

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* During the beginning of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', the titular character stubs out a cigarette in front of Alex and says "See? My last smoke. It's bad for the baby." Three years later, when [[spoiler: B.[[spoiler:B.B]] offers Max a cigar, Max retorts "I don't smoke."
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': [[spoiler: "Become [[spoiler:"Become my Soul Reaver", the Elder God tells Raziel at the beginning of Soul Reaver. This rather throwaway line comes back to haunt the player at the end of ''Soul Reaver 2'']]



** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', during the Rannoch arc, at one point Shepard wishes Legion "Good luck", to which it replies "Acknowledged." Later reversed, when Legion wishes Shepard "Good luck" when s/he goes to [[spoiler: take down a Reaper ''on foot'']], to which Shepard cheerfully replies, "Acknowledged."

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', during the Rannoch arc, at one point Shepard wishes Legion "Good luck", to which it replies "Acknowledged." Later reversed, when Legion wishes Shepard "Good luck" when s/he goes to [[spoiler: take [[spoiler:take down a Reaper ''on foot'']], to which Shepard cheerfully replies, "Acknowledged."



** A variation in the form of a repeated scene. [[spoiler: Whilst in the Geth Consensus, Shepard discovers that Legion archived their first meeting within the Geth's important historical records. When questioned about this, Legion reveals this was the ''first'' peaceful interaction between organics and Geth in over 300 years!]]

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** A variation in the form of a repeated scene. [[spoiler: Whilst [[spoiler:Whilst in the Geth Consensus, Shepard discovers that Legion archived their first meeting within the Geth's important historical records. When questioned about this, Legion reveals this was the ''first'' peaceful interaction between organics and Geth in over 300 years!]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Soma}}'' has protagonist Simon Jarett twice say "You know, Indians thought cameras would steal their souls." [[spoiler: Both times he is scanning his brain into a machine. The first time he is just making conversation with his doctor about his experimental brain injury treatment, but by the second time he knows what the brain scan actually does and the line suddenly becomes much more literal.]]
* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' has this a couple of times - Walker's droll "Gentlemen, welcome to Dubai" at the start of the game is thrown back at him by Konrad when revealing some of the depths of what Delta have gotten into. [[spoiler: The second time crosses into full IronicEcho territory, if you choose to murder the squad sent to evacuate you and damn yourself fully in the epilogue, with Walker using their radio to broadcast the same message to the new rescue force.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Soma}}'' has protagonist Simon Jarett twice say "You know, Indians thought cameras would steal their souls." [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both times he is scanning his brain into a machine. The first time he is just making conversation with his doctor about his experimental brain injury treatment, but by the second time he knows what the brain scan actually does and the line suddenly becomes much more literal.]]
* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' has this a couple of times - Walker's droll "Gentlemen, welcome to Dubai" at the start of the game is thrown back at him by Konrad when revealing some of the depths of what Delta have gotten into. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The second time crosses into full IronicEcho territory, if you choose to murder the squad sent to evacuate you and damn yourself fully in the epilogue, with Walker using their radio to broadcast the same message to the new rescue force.]]



** Miu does this again when getting [[spoiler: Miku]] out of the Black Box that confines her.

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** Miu does this again when getting [[spoiler: Miku]] [[spoiler:Miku]] out of the Black Box that confines her.



* In Issue #7 of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', the player teams up with a [[SensualSlavs glamorous]] and [[MysteriousWoman decidedly mysterious]] agent of the Council of Venice, and after an AlmostKiss, the agent flirtatiously promises you that "the best is yet to come." Later, [[spoiler: after revealing herself to be the BigBad in disguise and stabbing you in the back with a syringe full of sedatives]], she repeats her earlier promise [[spoiler: in a ''much'' creepier manner as you lose consciousness.]]

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* In Issue #7 of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', the player teams up with a [[SensualSlavs glamorous]] and [[MysteriousWoman decidedly mysterious]] agent of the Council of Venice, and after an AlmostKiss, the agent flirtatiously promises you that "the best is yet to come." Later, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after revealing herself to be the BigBad in disguise and stabbing you in the back with a syringe full of sedatives]], she repeats her earlier promise [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in a ''much'' creepier manner as you lose consciousness.]]



* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'': Together, the Kazama family is invincible! Then, [[spoiler: Yamato]] gets kidnapped, [[spoiler: Momoyo]] is incapacitated, and this becomes [[DarkestHour "Weren't we supposed to be invincible when together?"]] But when all hope seems lost [[spoiler: Yamato]] manages to escape, and during the FinalBattle the original line is dropped once more.

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* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'': Together, the Kazama family is invincible! Then, [[spoiler: Yamato]] [[spoiler:Yamato]] gets kidnapped, [[spoiler: Momoyo]] [[spoiler:Momoyo]] is incapacitated, and this becomes [[DarkestHour "Weren't we supposed to be invincible when together?"]] But when all hope seems lost [[spoiler: Yamato]] [[spoiler:Yamato]] manages to escape, and during the FinalBattle the original line is dropped once more.



** "[[WhatTheHellHero I don't know what's got into you,]] but you need to learn the difference between your friends and your enemies." First Carolina uses it to call out Texas on [[spoiler: killing Connecticut]], then Wash uses it on [[TookALevelInJerkass her]] when her obsessive quest for revenge alienates [[spoiler: Wash and the Reds and Blues]] to the point they [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere walk out]].
** Church's final conversation with [[spoiler: [[TheLostLenore Tex]]]] in season 10 is a tragic repeat of [[spoiler: her]] earlier conversation with [[spoiler: [[MindRape a broken Alpha Church]].]]

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** "[[WhatTheHellHero I don't know what's got into you,]] but you need to learn the difference between your friends and your enemies." First Carolina uses it to call out Texas on [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing Connecticut]], then Wash uses it on [[TookALevelInJerkass her]] when her obsessive quest for revenge alienates [[spoiler: Wash [[spoiler:Wash and the Reds and Blues]] to the point they [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere walk out]].
** Church's final conversation with [[spoiler: [[TheLostLenore [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Tex]]]] in season 10 is a tragic repeat of [[spoiler: her]] [[spoiler:her]] earlier conversation with [[spoiler: [[MindRape [[spoiler:[[MindRape a broken Alpha Church]].]]



* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Chapter 6, Antimony jokingly says, "I'll save you, little girl!" as she jumps out of the tree after Kat. Two chapters later, Kat repeats that line when she swoops in on her hovercraft and [[BigDamnHeroes saves Annie's bacon]]. And in the flash-back chapter "Ties", Mr.Thorn gives a young Eglamore some advice that shows up in one of the earliest chapters.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' does this pretty much constantly. The [[WordOfGod author even states]] that he's building a storytelling vocabulary so that the readers will get the idea quickly when he uses the same phrase again in a different situation. He even does it with visual gags, deliberately putting two different characters in identical poses in different parts of the story to symbolize some emotion or other plot relevance. One of the characters even runs [[PlayWithinAPlay his own webcomic]], which the other characters are privy to and quote constantly as an inside joke. And then when the story cuts to a bunch of aliens, they do it all over again, copying the echos from the humans story into the aliens story, to get the point across even more efficiently despite the fact that there is virtually no way the two groups could have known all each other's references in such a short time.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Chapter 6, Antimony jokingly says, "I'll save you, little girl!" as she jumps out of the tree after Kat. Two chapters later, Kat repeats that line when she swoops in on her hovercraft and [[BigDamnHeroes saves Annie's bacon]]. And in the flash-back flashback chapter "Ties", Mr.Thorn gives a young Eglamore some advice that shows up in one of the earliest chapters.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' does this pretty much constantly. The [[WordOfGod author even states]] that he's building a storytelling vocabulary so that the readers will get the idea quickly when he uses the same phrase again in a different situation. He even does it with visual gags, deliberately putting two different characters in identical poses in different parts of the story to symbolize some emotion or other plot relevance. One of the characters even runs [[PlayWithinAPlay his own webcomic]], which the other characters are privy to and quote constantly as an inside joke. And then when the story cuts to a bunch of aliens, they do it all over again, copying the echos echoes from the humans story into the aliens story, to get the point across even more efficiently despite the fact that there is virtually no way the two groups could have known all each other's references in such a short time.



* In ''Webcomic/OHumanStar'', the first thing that Al says to Brendan when they reunite is "Are you just going to stand there?" It turns out that that's also what he said right before [[spoiler: their first kiss.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/OHumanStar'', the first thing that Al says to Brendan when they reunite is "Are you just going to stand there?" It turns out that that's also what he said right before [[spoiler: their [[spoiler:their first kiss.]]



* Lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':

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** In the episode "The Avatar and the Fire Lord", Prince Sozin gives his headdress to Roku as something to remember him by. Sozin is reluctant to take it, saying "This is a royal artifact. It's supposed to be worn by the Crown Prince." Later, at the end of the episode, [[spoiler: Iroh says the same words while giving the once-lost headdress to Zuko.]]

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** In the episode "The Avatar and the Fire Lord", Prince Sozin gives his headdress to Roku as something to remember him by. Sozin is reluctant to take it, saying "This is a royal artifact. It's supposed to be worn by the Crown Prince." Later, at the end of the episode, [[spoiler: Iroh [[spoiler:Iroh says the same words while giving the once-lost headdress to Zuko.]]



* When she first arrives at her new high school, WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} is given a mandatory psychological test. She jokes that she sees the picture of two people talking as "a herd of beautiful wild ponies running free across the plains", and repeats the phrase when prompted to come up with a conversation the two people are having; she is then diagnosed as antisocial with low self-esteem. In the last episode, "Boxing Daria", a flashback reveals that [[spoiler: Daria was given similar tests as a child for being antisocial, which put strain on her family. The therapist giving her a Rorschach test explained that people might see different things in the blots, including "a herd of beautiful wild ponies running free across the plains"]] - a CallBack that transforms Daria's first sarcastic joke into a TearJerker.

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* When she first arrives at her new high school, WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} is given a mandatory psychological test. She jokes that she sees the picture of two people talking as "a herd of beautiful wild ponies running free across the plains", and repeats the phrase when prompted to come up with a conversation the two people are having; she is then diagnosed as antisocial with low self-esteem. In the last episode, "Boxing Daria", a flashback reveals that [[spoiler: Daria [[spoiler:Daria was given similar tests as a child for being antisocial, which put strain on her family. The therapist giving her a Rorschach test explained that people might see different things in the blots, including "a herd of beautiful wild ponies running free across the plains"]] - a CallBack that transforms Daria's first sarcastic joke into a TearJerker.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' the inventor/businessman character Varrick is constantly telling his assistant to "Do the thing!" as his way of ordering her around and having her do whatever he needs her to do. In the fourth season when he [[spoiler: asks her to marry him]] he does so by asking "Will you do the thing [[spoiler: forever]]?" [[spoiler: It is also part of their wedding vows, instead of saying "You may kiss the bride" Bolin who is marrying them says "You may do the thing."]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' the inventor/businessman character Varrick is constantly telling his assistant to "Do the thing!" as his way of ordering her around and having her do whatever he needs her to do. In the fourth season when he [[spoiler: asks [[spoiler:asks her to marry him]] he does so by asking "Will you do the thing [[spoiler: forever]]?" [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:forever]]?" [[spoiler:It is also part of their wedding vows, instead of saying "You may kiss the bride" Bolin who is marrying them says "You may do the thing."]]



* Early in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'', Harry Osborn tells his father about his problems at school. Norman, coldhearted as he is, harshly tells Harry to "cowboy up" and deal with his problems. At the end of the second season, Harry repeats the phrase to his father [[spoiler: as he pilots a helicopter and destroys an apartment in pursuit of the Green Goblin.]]

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* Early in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman'', Harry Osborn tells his father about his problems at school. Norman, coldhearted as he is, harshly tells Harry to "cowboy up" and deal with his problems. At the end of the second season, Harry repeats the phrase to his father [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as he pilots a helicopter and destroys an apartment in pursuit of the Green Goblin.]]
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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Weasley is our King", the mocking song that the Slytherins come up with when Ron plays dismally on the Quidditch pitch gets used in a modified form by the Gryffindors at a later game when Ron gets over his nerves. Doubles an IronicEcho when thrown back in the Slytherins' faces.
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* In Issue #7 of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', the player teams up with a [[SensualSlavs glamorous]] and [[MysteriousWoman decidedly mysterious]] agent of the Council of Venice, and after an AlmostKiss, the agent flirtatiously promises you that "the best is yet to come." Later, [[spoiler: after revealing herself to be the BigBad in disguise and stabbing you in the back with a syringe full of sedatives]], she repeats her earlier promise [[spoiler: in a ''much'' creepier manner as you lose consciousness.]]
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** "Hey... you're not hurt are ya? Scaredy cat."
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}
** '' The exact lines may have been different in the Japanese version, but there's a moment in the movie, the segment known as "Our War Game," in which the {{Mons}} are fighting Diaboromon and the kids are back home acting as MissionControl. When they're cut off, Izzy looks at Tai with his best OhCrap face, saying "connection... terminated." Later, once they get everything sorted out and figure out how to beat Diaboromon, it becomes an awesome PreMortemOneLiner when [[FusionDance Omnimon]] ends the fight by introducing the enemy's skull to his {{BFS}}, and says triumphantly, "Connection..." *[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath kachunk]]!...''terminated.''"
** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}
Franchise/{{Digimon}}
** '' The exact lines may have been different in the Japanese version, but there's a moment in the movie, the segment known as "Our War Game," in which the {{Mons}} are fighting Diaboromon and the kids are back home acting as MissionControl. When they're cut off, Izzy looks at Tai with his best OhCrap face, saying "connection... terminated." Later, once they get everything sorted out and figure out how to beat Diaboromon, it becomes an awesome PreMortemOneLiner when [[FusionDance Omnimon]] ends the fight by introducing the enemy's skull to his {{BFS}}, and says triumphantly, "Connection..." *[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath kachunk]]!...''terminated.''"
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** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', when Yamato was convinced he was better off alone.



** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'':

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** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'':''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'', when Gabumon, [[spoiler:after losing his memories from the Reboot]], asks why Yamato risked his life to save him.
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}:'' The exact lines may have been different in the Japanese version, but there's a moment in the movie, the segment known as "Our War Game," in which the {{Mons}} are fighting Diaboromon and the kids are back home acting as MissionControl. When they're cut off, Izzy looks at Tai with his best OhCrap face, saying "connection... terminated." Later, once they get everything sorted out and figure out how to beat Diaboromon, it becomes an awesome PreMortemOneLiner when [[FusionDance Omnimon]] ends the fight by introducing the enemy's skull to his {{BFS}}, and says triumphantly, "Connection..." *[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath kachunk]]!* "...''terminated.''"

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}:'' ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}
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The exact lines may have been different in the Japanese version, but there's a moment in the movie, the segment known as "Our War Game," in which the {{Mons}} are fighting Diaboromon and the kids are back home acting as MissionControl. When they're cut off, Izzy looks at Tai with his best OhCrap face, saying "connection... terminated." Later, once they get everything sorted out and figure out how to beat Diaboromon, it becomes an awesome PreMortemOneLiner when [[FusionDance Omnimon]] ends the fight by introducing the enemy's skull to his {{BFS}}, and says triumphantly, "Connection..." *[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath kachunk]]!* "...kachunk]]!...''terminated.''"''"
** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
-->'''Gabumon''': I've waited in this world forever just so I could meet you, and only you!
** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'':
-->'''Yamato''': I came to this world to see you, no one but you!
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* In ''Literature/PinkAndSay'' Say tells Pink that he once shook President Lincoln's hand. Then he shakes Pink's hand and says "Now you can say you touched the hand that shook the hand of AbrahamLincoln." At the end of the story, the author says "When my father finished this story, he put out his hand and said 'This is the hand, that has touched the hand, that has touched the hand, that shook the hand of Abraham Lincoln.'"

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* In ''Literature/PinkAndSay'' Say tells Pink that he once shook President Lincoln's hand. Then he shakes Pink's hand and says "Now you can say you touched the hand that shook the hand of AbrahamLincoln.UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln." At the end of the story, the author says "When my father finished this story, he put out his hand and said 'This is the hand, that has touched the hand, that has touched the hand, that shook the hand of Abraham Lincoln.'"
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