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14th Aug '17 12:01:45 PM TaylorHyuuga
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* Zig-zagged all over the place in Case 2 of ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban'', which is loosely based on The Adventure of the Speckled Band. Firstly, though there is a snake involved in the case, it isn't the cause of death. Secondly, a character named Grimesby Roylott appears, who was the killer in the original story. But then it turns out "Roylott" is actually a disguise for a young ballerina named Nikomina Borchevik. But [[spoiler: she's still the killer]]. ''But'' [[spoiler: while the original Roylott was a ruthless man who willingly murdered his family for their inheritance, Nikomina is an AntiVillain who never even meant to kill anyone: she accidently pushed the victim and [[DeathByFallingOver ended up breaking his neck.]]]]

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* Zig-zagged all over the place in Case 2 of ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban'', which is loosely based on The Adventure of the Speckled Band. Firstly, though there is a snake involved in the case, it isn't the cause of death. Secondly, a character named Grimesby Roylott appears, who was the killer in the original story. But then it turns out "Roylott" is actually a disguise for a young ballerina named Nikomina Borchevik. But [[spoiler: she's still the killer]]. ''But'' [[spoiler: while the original Roylott was a ruthless man who willingly murdered his family for their inheritance, Nikomina is an AntiVillain who never even meant to kill anyone: she accidently pushed the victim and [[DeathByFallingOver ended up breaking his neck.]]]] And THEN, in [=DGS=] 2, [[spoiler:it turns out the victim didn't die, so it wasn't even a murder]].
4th Aug '17 7:50:26 AM RedScharlach
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* A sort of double-subversion occurs with the new version of the [[MirrorUniverse Crime Syndicate]]. In previous continuity, most of the evil counterparts of the Justice League had radically different backstories than their main counterparts. For instance, Ultraman (the evil Superman) was an astronaut who was experimented on by aliens, and Jhonny Quick (the evil Flash) gets his powers from drugs. In the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}, the Crime Syndicate members' backstories are dark, twisted parodies of the main heroes of the DCU. Not only is this a subversion, but it's also an inversion since their backstories are now much closer to the pre-Crisis CSA.

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* A sort of double-subversion double subversion occurs with the new version of the [[MirrorUniverse Crime Syndicate]]. In previous continuity, most of the evil counterparts of the Justice League had radically different backstories than their main counterparts. For instance, Ultraman (the evil Superman) was an astronaut who was experimented on by aliens, and Jhonny Johnny Quick (the evil Flash) gets his powers from drugs. In the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}, the Crime Syndicate members' backstories are dark, twisted parodies of the main heroes of the DCU. Not only is this a subversion, but it's also an inversion since their backstories are now much closer to the pre-Crisis CSA.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' inspired an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged series]] by the name of ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft.'' For the most part, the episodes have more or less started and ended the same way as their counterparts in the actual show. Along comes Foaly Matripony, a parody of the Season 2 finale "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding]]." Instead of a changeling queen, Princess Cadance Notevil Goodpony really was a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin not-evil good pony,]] all the business with the changelings was completely skipped, and Twilight's had a crush on her brother since day one. Oh yeah, and at the end, Twilight leaves Cadance to die so she can marry Shining Armor. [[RunningGag They're not]] [[NotBloodSiblings biologically related]], [[BrotherSisterIncest so it's okay!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' inspired an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged series]] by the name of ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft.'' For the most part, the episodes have more or less started and ended the same way as their counterparts in the actual show. Along comes Foaly Matripony, a parody of the Season 2 finale "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding]]." Instead of a changeling queen, Princess Cadance Cadence Notevil Goodpony really was a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin not-evil good pony,]] pony]], all the business with the changelings was completely skipped, and Twilight's had a crush on her brother since day one. Oh yeah, and at the end, Twilight leaves Cadance Cadence to die so she can marry Shining Armor. [[RunningGag They're not]] [[NotBloodSiblings biologically related]], [[BrotherSisterIncest so it's okay!]]



* In the Savini remake of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990'', Barbara survives and turns into an ActionGirl. Not only that, but [[spoiler: the black hero who steps out of the farmhouse at the end does so as a zombie, which she and the rednecks kill. Then the film's ''{{Jerkass}}'' emerges, having survived by locking everyone else out of the cellar, to greet Barbra with relief that he's alive ... and she shoots him dead, then calls to the rednecks that there's "another one for the fire".]]

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* In the Savini remake of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990'', Barbara survives and turns into an ActionGirl. Not only that, but [[spoiler: the black hero who steps out of the farmhouse at the end does so as a zombie, which she and the rednecks kill. Then the film's ''{{Jerkass}}'' emerges, having survived by locking everyone else out of the cellar, to greet Barbra Barbara with relief that he's alive ... and she shoots him dead, then calls to the rednecks that there's "another one for the fire".]]



** From the moment John Goodman's "cyclops" appears on screen in, one expects him to get a skewer in the eye. He doesn't, stopping a Confederate flag from impaling him inches from his face. But then, [[spoiler:the twist is immediately untwisted when Everett cuts the wire holding up the Klan's burning cross and it falls directly onto Big Dan's face, no doubt taking his other eye.]]

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** From the moment John Goodman's "cyclops" appears on screen in, screen, one expects him to get a skewer in the eye. He doesn't, stopping a Confederate flag from impaling him inches from his face. But then, [[spoiler:the twist is immediately untwisted when Everett cuts the wire holding up the Klan's burning cross and it falls directly onto Big Dan's face, no doubt taking his other eye.]]



* ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'' is an updated version of ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac,'' with Steve Martin in the Cyrano role. [[spoiler: He gets the girl.]]

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* ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'' is an updated version of ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac,'' with Steve Martin in the Cyrano role. [[spoiler: He doesn't die and gets the girl.]]



** From the original to the musical, Amber [[spoiler: performs a HeelFaceTurn at the last moment, accepts defeat gracefully and gets to dance in the finale unlike her mother.]]

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** From the original to the musical, Amber [[spoiler: performs a HeelFaceTurn at the last moment, accepts defeat gracefully and gets to dance in the finale finale, unlike her mother.]]



* ''Film/{{Pan}}'', which tries to tell the origin story of the Peter Pan lore, depicts Captain Hook as Peter's closest friend and ally. One would expect that he'd pull a FaceHeelTurn over the course of the film, but no such thing happened, and he never became the villain people would know him as. More cynical people guessed that it's being saved for the sequel.

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* ''Film/{{Pan}}'', which tries to tell the origin story of the Peter Pan lore, depicts Captain Hook as Peter's closest friend and ally. One would expect that he'd pull a FaceHeelTurn over the course of the film, but no such thing happened, and he never became the villain people would know him as. More cynical people guessed that it's it was being saved for the sequel.as a SequelHook.



* In the first season finale of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Dexter tracks the Ice Truck Killer down to [[spoiler: a shipping container]], which was the location of [[spoiler: the final showdown between Dexter and his brother]] in the first novel. In the series, the [[spoiler: shipping container is full of bananas.]] Also, in the novel [[spoiler: Dexter's brother escapes alive and Deborah finds out about Dexter being a killer. [=LaGuerta=] dies]]. The first season ends with [[spoiler: Brian's death and Deb remains in the dark about Dexter, while [=LaGuerta=] lives to continue to annoy Deb. Deb does end up killing [=LaGuerta=] later in order to keep Dexter's nature secret]].
* One stage performance of Creator/MontyPython's Parrot Sketch ends [[spoiler:about 30 seconds into the sketch with Palin agreeing that the parrot is dead and giving Cleese a refund.]] This was also to reflect the improvement in returns stores would make.

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* In the first season finale of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Dexter tracks the Ice Truck Killer down to [[spoiler: a shipping container]], which was the location of [[spoiler: the final showdown between Dexter and his brother]] in the first novel. In the series, the [[spoiler: shipping container is full of bananas.]] Also, in the novel [[spoiler: Dexter's brother escapes alive and Deborah finds out about Dexter being a killer. [=LaGuerta=] dies]]. The first season ends with [[spoiler: Brian's death and Deb remains in the dark about Dexter, while [=LaGuerta=] lives to continue to annoy Deb. Deb does end up killing [=LaGuerta=] in a later season in order to keep Dexter's nature secret]].
* One stage performance of Creator/MontyPython's Parrot Sketch ends [[spoiler:about 30 seconds into the sketch with Palin agreeing that the parrot is dead and giving Cleese a refund.]] This was also to reflect the improvement in returns improved likelihood of stores would make.accepting returns.



** In the season one finale the final confrontation with Bishop [[spoiler: averts the big twist from the British season one as Aiden figures out what Jeff is trying to do and does not let him fight in his place. ]]

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** In the season one finale finale, the final confrontation with Bishop [[spoiler: averts the big twist from the British season one as Aiden Aidan figures out what Jeff is trying to do and does not let him fight in his place. ]]



* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is making a concentrated effort to surprise even people who read the comic (something creator Robert Kirkman is in favor of). Examples include: [[spoiler: Shane dying and Lori's pregnancy being revealed much later, and the revelation that everyone's already infected, Otis' death and the debut of Michonne happening earlier]]. But the real winner has to be [[spoiler: Sophia dying during their time at Hershel's farm]].

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is making makes a concentrated effort to surprise even people who read the comic (something creator Robert Kirkman is in favor of). Examples include: [[spoiler: Shane dying and Lori's pregnancy being revealed much later, and the revelation that everyone's already infected, Otis' death and the debut of Michonne happening earlier]]. But the real winner has to be [[spoiler: Sophia dying during their time at Hershel's farm]].



* WordOfGod by the producer of ''PrettyLittleLiars'' made an ambiguous comment about -A being [[spoiler: Mona]], saying that "It won't be exactly like the books", which much of the FanDumb interpreted as an absolute statement that [[spoiler: Mona wasn't -A]]. It turned out -A was the same individual as in the books, but the motivation was altered along with other details [[spoiler: (including that in the books Mona die immediately after being revealed)]]. However, the reveal sequence and following confrontation still plays out almost exactly the same.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' frequently changes details and yes, even endings, from the original books, but the most epic instance has got to be when [[spoiler: Moriarty suicides at the climax of "The Reichenbach Fall", thereby forbidding Sherlock from pulling a TakingYouWithMe]]. It leaves the Holmes-savvy viewer feeling very wrong-footed...in the best way possible, of course.
** Another good example is the episode "The Hounds of Baskerville". The plot is similar, with Henry thinking he's been pursued by a hellish hound. [[spoiler: However, the character of Dr. Stapleton, originally the villain, is a decoy here, and the real villain is Dr. Frankland. While the fog was an environmental hindrance in the original story, here, it is a hallucinogenic gas. The image of the hound derives from the name of Frankland's illegal project H.O.U.N.D. on his uniform, and led to Henry's InsistentTerminology (which was carried over from the book).]]

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* WordOfGod by the producer of ''PrettyLittleLiars'' made an ambiguous comment about -A being [[spoiler: Mona]], saying that "It won't be exactly like the books", which much of the FanDumb interpreted as an absolute statement that [[spoiler: Mona wasn't -A]]. It turned out -A was the same individual as in the books, but the motivation was altered along with other details [[spoiler: (including that in the books Mona die dies immediately after being revealed)]]. However, the reveal sequence and following confrontation still plays play out almost exactly the same.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' frequently changes details and yes, even endings, from the original books, but the most epic instance has got to be when [[spoiler: Moriarty suicides commits suicide at the climax of "The Reichenbach Fall", thereby forbidding Sherlock from pulling a TakingYouWithMe]]. It leaves the Holmes-savvy viewer feeling very wrong-footed...in the best way possible, of course.
** Another good example is the episode "The Hounds of Baskerville". The plot is similar, with Henry thinking he's been pursued by a hellish hound. [[spoiler: However, the character of Dr. Stapleton, originally the villain, is a decoy here, and the real villain is Dr. Frankland. While the fog was an environmental hindrance in the original story, here, here it is a hallucinogenic gas. The image of the hound derives from the name of Frankland's illegal project H.O.U.N.D. on his uniform, shirt, and led to Henry's InsistentTerminology (which was carried over from the book).]]



** Season 5 features the revelation that the previously unnamed leader of the White Walkers is actually [[spoiler: the Night's King]], a semi-lengendary figure from the books who is generally believed to be long dead. Not only has said character not appeared in the books, but we've still never gotten a glimpse of the leader of the Others.

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** Season 5 features the revelation that the previously unnamed leader of the White Walkers is actually [[spoiler: the Night's King]], a semi-lengendary semi-legendary figure from the books who is generally believed to be long dead. Not only has said character not appeared in the books, but we've still never gotten a glimpse of the leader of the Others.
23rd Jul '17 9:30:18 AM corruptmalemenace
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** "His Last Vow" throws book-reading viewers straight from the outset by being an adaptation of ''The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton'' rather than of ''His Last Bow'', but then just when the viewers are all comfortable that they know where the plot is going, it throws them ''again'' by revealing that C.A.M's murderer in this version is ''not'' the rich lady he was blackmailing, but rather [[spoiler: ''Mary Watson'' - and the episode is ''also'' adapting ''The Adventure of the Empty House'' with Mary in the role of Sebastian Moran!]]
** "The Six Thatchers" casually mentions the missing pearl of the Borgias early enough for viewers to guess that, like in ''The Adventure of the Six Napoleons'', the pearl will be hidden in one of the busts that the criminal is tracking down. Instead, a WhamShot when the last bust breaks reveals that the pearl is a RedHerring, and the murderer was tracking down a hitherto-unmentioned ''different'' {{MacGuffin}}, the relevance of which is explained by the rest of the episode.
15th Jul '17 9:02:33 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* The ending of ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', a direct sequel to ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', leads directly into the famous moment from the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' comic book storyline where Tony Stark offers to give Peter an enhanced suit and a spot in the Avengers in exchange for [[TheReveal revealing his identity to a group of news reporters]]. But unlike in ''Civil War'', Peter turns down his offer, preferring to stay at street-level and keep his identity secret. This thoroughly flusters Stark, who has to come up with a ''different'' dramatic announcement to give to the assembled news reporters.
7th Jul '17 11:13:21 PM Chris116
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* In the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' franchise, Zog the Triceraton has always been a revered minor character, as he bravely sacrificed himself to save the Turtles in the original comics and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 cartoon]]. This gets averted ''hard'' in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]]. [[spoiler: The gravity of the Turtles taking advantage of someone not in their right mind is fully explored and called out, with Zog furious that Raphael tricked him when he was slowly dying in Earth's atmosphere. Furthermore, he ends up committing ''suicide'' when it appears he's failed to summon his superiors to Earth in order to destroy it. To make matters worse, his efforts weren't in vain, and the Triceratons invade and destroy Earth in the following episode (which is undone half a season later, but the psychological damage has been done by Zog's turn here)]].
28th Jun '17 11:05:02 AM Lemia
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** The series also teases the possibility of George Wickham marrying Lydia like he did in the novel with them being shown together in Las Vegas and Lydia opening a later video with an announcement that she's married -- only to reveal immediately after that she was just joking and isn't dumb enough to accidentally marry someone in Vegas. [[spoiler:George uploading a sex tape of him and Lydia online without Lydia's knowledge]] is substituted for the marriage scandal instead.
27th Jun '17 2:11:19 AM Medinoc
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* The Mark Wahlberg [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 remake]] of ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' changes the twist ending. [[spoiler:Instead of discovering that he is on a future Earth, the main character was in fact on an alien planet but returns to present-day Earth to find history has been remade by the apes, with the apes ruling over society and General Thade replacing Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.]]

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* The Mark Wahlberg [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 remake]] of ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' changes the twist ending. [[spoiler:Instead of discovering that he is on a future Earth, the main character was in fact on an alien planet but returns to present-day Earth to find history has been remade by the apes, with the apes ruling over society and General Thade replacing Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.]]]] Which is, in fact, closer to the original book's ending.
27th Jun '17 1:39:46 AM Baconsavior
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* ''Series/TheMist'' Like the novella and movie that have preceded it, the television series features an antagonist named Mrs. Carmody. Her previous incarnations have been as the story's [[BigBad Big Bad]], transforming a group of frightened survivors into a murderous religious cult. In the series her evil antics are different. [[spoiler: She's just an uptight soccer mom who gets a teacher she doesn't like fired from her son's school. [[DeathByAdaptation She dies in the Mist before the end of the first episode.]]]]
5th Jun '17 10:53:12 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Readers of the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' book series often delight in teasing viewers of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' about upcoming events: "Just wait! You're not going to believe what happens next!" However, after much teasing from book-readers about the finale of Season 4, the expected event [[spoiler:Jaime revealing Tyrion his first wife, Tysha, wasn't a whore and that he lied about it at Tywin's demand... and even worse, the appearance of Lady Stoneheart]] ''didn't occur''! As of this writing, it remains to be seen if [[spoiler:Lady Stoneheart's appearance]] will happen later in the series.
** An even larger one at the end of Season Five: [[spoiler: The appearance of the [[EvilOverlord Night's King,]] who most definitely has not appeared in the books and who the author has all but said is not going to.]]

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* Readers of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans who read the original book series ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' book series often delight in teasing viewers of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' newbies about upcoming events: "Just wait! You're not going to believe what happens next!" However, after much teasing Every once in a while, though, the series diverges from book-readers about the books enough to leave fans blindsided.
** Before [[spoiler: Tywin's death]] in
the finale of Season 4, the expected event [[spoiler:Jaime revealing Tyrion his dramatic revelation that [[spoiler: Tyrion's first wife, Tysha, wife wasn't a whore prostitute, and that he Jaime lied about it at Tywin's demand... and even worse, demand,]] never comes out.
** Book-readers generally suspected that Season 4 would end like ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'', with a WhamShot revealing [[spoiler:that
the appearance psychopathic Lady Stoneheart was a resurrected Catelyn Stark]]. Not only did that not happen, but as of the finale of Season 6, [[spoiler: Lady Stoneheart]] ''didn't occur''! As of this writing, it remains [[AdaptedOut still has yet to be seen if [[spoiler:Lady Stoneheart's appearance]] will happen later in the series.
make an appearance]].
** An even larger one at the end of Season Five: 5 features the revelation that the previously unnamed leader of the White Walkers is actually [[spoiler: The appearance of the [[EvilOverlord Night's King,]] King]], a semi-lengendary figure from the books who most definitely is generally believed to be long dead. Not only has said character not appeared in the books books, but we've still never gotten a glimpse of the leader of the Others.
** The Dorne arc in ''Literature/AFeastForCrows'' ultimately climaxes with Doran's daughter Arianne trying (and failing) to put Myrcella on the Iron Throne as a [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]], which leads to TheReveal that [[spoiler: Doran has been planning to return the Targaryens to power from the beginning, making him a well-veiled ChekhovsGunman]]. The show changes this arc significantly: not only is Arianne AdaptedOut, but the arc instead climaxes with the Sand Snakes [[spoiler: successfully assassinating Myrcella]], then [[spoiler: pulling a [[TheCoup coup d'etat]] by [[DeathByAdaptation assassinating Doran
and who the author has all but said is not going to.]]his son Trystane]]]].
3rd Jun '17 8:42:30 PM Omeganian
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** It's actually very common in Ancient Greek tragedy. A lot of plays had different endings than the ones we consider canonical, and, in fact, what we consider canonical is often, like in the above case, just the best known (or the only surviving) case being LostInImitation.
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