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5th Mar '17 6:29:18 PM AthenaBlue
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* The ''{{Series/Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS2E14AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons"]] ends with the reveal that the narrator is [[spoiler:a random cleaning lady]]. Naturally, it's PlayedForLaughs.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': At the end of part 1 of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], the narrator (played by Creator/TimothyDalton) is revealed to be [[spoiler:Rassilon, Lord President of the Time Lords]].



* Beginning of the 11th episode of ''Series/{{Flash Forward|2009}}''. "This window washer was me."
* In ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', the Jester is revealed at the end of the first episode to be the Narrator of the series.
* In the final episode of the Shakespearian adaptation series ''The Hollow Crown'' - ''HenryV'' - there's a young boy present in some scenes accompanying the lower-class characters. The play is also narrated by John Hurt. At the end, we learn that Hurt's character is an older version of the boy.
* Parodied in ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', at the end of the episode "Threat Level Midnight". At the end of the film within a film, it's revealed that the narrator (who speaks with Stanley's voice) was actually Michael "Scarn" all along.



* At the end of Part 1 of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The End of Time", the narrator (played by Creator/TimothyDalton) is revealed to be [[spoiler:Rassilon, Lord President of the Time Lords]].
* Beginning of the 11th episode of ''Series/{{Flash Forward|2009}}''. "This window washer was me"
* Parodied in ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', at the end of the episode "Threat Level Midnight". At the end of the film within a film, it's revealed that the narrator (who speaks with Stanley's voice) was actually Michael "Scarn" all along.
* The ''{{Series/Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS2E14AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons"]] ends with the reveal that the narrator is [[spoiler:a random cleaning lady]]. Naturally, it's PlayedForLaughs.
* In the final episode of the Shakespearian adaptation series ''The Hollow Crown'' - ''HenryV'' - there's a young boy present in some scenes accompanying the lower-class characters. The play is also narrated by John Hurt. At the end, we learn that Hurt's character is an older version of the boy.
* In ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', the Jester is revealed at the end of the first episode to be the Narrator of the series.
20th Feb '17 2:41:40 AM Azalee
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* The Mega Evolution specials of ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon XY]]'' are all narrated by the same male voice. Only in the second episode do we find out it's actually a character... [[spoiler: BigBad Lysandre.]] Interestingly, he was already present twice in-universe in the first episode: he first speaks on Alain's Holo Caster without being shown nor named, and is later shown but silent. The second episode, in which he finally gets a credited speaking role, revealed him as both the narrator and as Alain's mysterious interlocutor.
18th Feb '17 12:45:54 AM Silverblade2
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* An InUniverse example: ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' has [[BigBad Palpatine]] recall to Anakin the "old Sith tale" known as ''The Tragedy of Darth Plageuis the Wise.'' Palpatine tells it in such a sense that deceives both Anakin and the audience think that it's an actual legend, but expanded universe material confirms that [[spoiler: Palpatine was the apprentice of Darth Plageuis, and that he was the one who killed Plageuis. Additionally, now non-canon story ''Darth Plageuis'' also confirmed for the time that Plageuis was murdered not ages ago, but rather during the climax of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', after Palpatine is elected Chancellor.]]
22nd Jan '17 5:22:27 AM DaibhidC
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* One of the many stage adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' ends with the narrator revealing himself to be Tiny Tim, all grown up and perfectly healthy.


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* One of the many stage adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' ends with the narrator revealing himself to be Tiny Tim, all grown up and perfectly healthy.
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22nd Jan '17 5:22:02 AM DaibhidC
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* The narrator of one of the short stories in Creator/AgathaChristie's Literature/MissMarple collection ''The Tuesday Club Murders'' tries to pretend it happened to someone else, but everyone immediately sees through that, and the narrator eventually realizes that she was using "I" instead of "she" and gave up the pretense. [[spoiler:What she didn't tell them, however, was that she was the mastermind of the crime she was describing, "rehearsing" her plot before she implemented it to find any flaws. Miss Marple figures it out but decides not to betray the storyteller in front of everyone else, though she does give a warning to not go through with the scheme.]]
** In ''The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'', the two key things about the narrator are his identity and [[spoiler:his being the murderer]]. In the book, you know the former from the start, the latter being TheReveal; [[Series/{{Poirot}} the TV adaptation]] reverses this, with the FramingDevice of Literature/HerculePoirot reading the journal (so excerpts are read in his voice).

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* The narrator of one of In the short stories in Creator/AgathaChristie's Literature/MissMarple collection ''The Tuesday Club Murders'' tries to pretend it happened to someone else, but everyone immediately sees through that, and the narrator eventually realizes that she was using "I" instead of "she" and gave up the pretense. [[spoiler:What she didn't tell them, however, was that she was the mastermind of the crime she was describing, "rehearsing" her plot before she implemented it to find any flaws. Miss Marple figures it out but decides not to betray the storyteller in front of everyone else, though she does give a warning to not go through with the scheme.]]
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Creeator/AgathaChristie novel ''The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'', the two key things about the narrator are his identity and [[spoiler:his being the murderer]]. In the book, you know the former from the start, the latter being TheReveal; [[Series/{{Poirot}} the TV adaptation]] reverses this, with the FramingDevice of Literature/HerculePoirot reading the journal (so excerpts are read in his voice).



* In the final episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' (The Gene Kelly episode), The narrator of Veterinarian Hospital and Pigs in Space turns out to be [[spoiler: A blue what-not muppet man]]


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* The AudioAdaptation of ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' is narrated by Lady Una. She tells the audience this right at the start, but not that this also makes her [[spoiler: the woman with cat ears and Tristan's mother]].
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16th Jan '17 10:51:57 PM thatother1dude
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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', where revealed at the end that a gargoyle (who escapes from Professor Farnsworth at the beginning, and doesn't show up again until near the end to rescue him) is telling the story of "how Papa earned his freedom" to his offspring--even though it's only revealed that there even ''was'' a narrator in that same scene.
** A similar stunt was done at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story", revealing that the Simpsons' visit to Carl's Dad's Caverns was being narrated all along, specifically by Bart, which adds yet another layer to the episode's NestedStory gimmick.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', where which [[NestedStoryReveal revealed at the end end]] that a gargoyle (who escapes from Professor Farnsworth at the beginning, and doesn't show up again until near the end to rescue him) is telling the story of "how Papa earned his freedom" to his offspring--even though it's only revealed that there even ''was'' a narrator in that same scene.
** * A similar stunt was done at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story", revealing that the Simpsons' visit to Carl's Dad's Caverns was being narrated all along, specifically by Bart, which adds yet another layer to the episode's NestedStory gimmick.
14th Jan '17 2:17:33 PM SirPellucidar
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* The tongue-in-cheek [[ZeroWing]] fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1870818/1/Wings-of-the-Zero Wings of the Zero]] ends with the reveal that [[BigBad CATS]] is the narrator, and his side won the war.
25th Dec '16 7:53:00 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' pulls something similar to ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[spoiler:as its opening narration is delivered by the BigBad, Father]].

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* ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' pulls something similar to ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' ''Anime/Berserk1997'' [[spoiler:as its opening narration is delivered by the BigBad, Father]].
25th Dec '16 7:52:05 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Anime/Berserk1997'''s OpeningNarration, delivered at the start of every episode, is revealed in the final episodes to be delivered by [[spoiler:Void, the de facto leader of the Godhand before Griffith]].

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* ''Anime/Berserk1997'''s OpeningNarration, ''Anime/Berserk1997'' has the OpeningNarration and OnTheNext for each episode delivered at the start of every episode, by a [[EvilSoundsDeep deep, sinister voice]], which is revealed in the final episodes to be delivered by belong to [[spoiler:Void, the de facto leader of the Godhand before Griffith]].
25th Dec '16 7:50:02 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s OpeningNarration, delivered at the start of every episode, is revealed in the final episodes to be delivered by [[spoiler:Void, the de facto leader of the Godhand before Griffith]].

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s ''Anime/Berserk1997'''s OpeningNarration, delivered at the start of every episode, is revealed in the final episodes to be delivered by [[spoiler:Void, the de facto leader of the Godhand before Griffith]].
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