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* The GenderFlip ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fic ''Fanfic/WeasleyGirl'' has Snape [[spoiler: resigning from his position as Potions master. references are made to a "replacement Potions teacher," which the reader assumes will be Horace Slughorn -- but it's actually Nicolas Flamel, who in this alternate universe has chosen to stay alive for a while longer.]]

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* The GenderFlip ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fic ''Fanfic/WeasleyGirl'' has Snape [[spoiler: resigning [[spoiler:resigning from his position as Potions master. references References are made to a "replacement Potions teacher," which the reader assumes will be Horace Slughorn -- but it's actually Nicolas Flamel, who in this alternate universe has chosen to stay alive for a while longer.]]



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Wizard of Odd" Candace tries to melt Doofenwitch with water, but all it does is make his robe shrink.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Wizard of Odd" Candace tries to melt [[ImMelting melt]] Doofenwitch [[KillItWithWater with water, water]], but all it does is make his robe shrink.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Citizen Max", Montana Max yells "Acme!" and Hamton tries to solve the mystery of why he said it. In keeping with the episode being a parody of ''Film/CitizenKane'', a discarded bicycle that Monty used to ride with Buster [[WeUsedToBeFriends when they were friends]] has the ACME logo on it, leading viewers to believe that that was what Monty was referring to. [[spoiler:Then Monty appears and tells Hamton, Buster, and Babs that he didn't say "Acme!", he said "Acne!" and shows them an outbreak of pimples on his face.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Citizen Max", Montana Max yells "Acme!" and Hamton tries to solve the mystery of why he said it. In keeping with the episode being a parody of ''Film/CitizenKane'', a discarded bicycle that Monty used to ride with Buster [[WeUsedToBeFriends when they were friends]] has the ACME logo on it, leading viewers to believe that that was what Monty was referring to. [[spoiler:Then Monty appears and tells Hamton, Buster, and Babs that he didn't say "Acme!", he said "Acne!" and shows them an outbreak of pimples on his face.]]
30th Apr '17 4:22:59 PM ghidorah15
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** The second season of the show does this ''again'' by revealing that [[spoiler: "Jay Garrick" was Zoom all along. In fact, there was never a Jay Garrick at all! It was Hunter Zolomon [[BitchInSheepsClothing posing as a hero]] in order to gain Barry and his friends' trust and sympathy]].

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** The second season of the show does this ''again'' by revealing that [[spoiler: "Jay Garrick" Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2, was Zoom all along. In fact, there was never a Jay Garrick at all! It was Hunter Zolomon [[BitchInSheepsClothing posing as a hero]] in order to gain Barry and his friends' trust and sympathy]].
30th Apr '17 4:22:15 PM ghidorah15
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* Similarly, in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' one of the suspects for creating the Brother Eye computer virus is named Myron Forest, the same as the Brother Eye satellite's creator in ''Comicbook/{{OMAC}}''. It's the other guy.
** In the comics, Adrian Chase is Vigilante, so people assumed he would be character in the show, but instead Adrian is [[spoiler:Prometheus]] and Vigilante's identity has yet to be revealed.
* One of the major characters in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' is Eddie Thawne. Comics fans will immediately recognize the name as sounding remarkably close to villain ''Eobard'' Thawne, otherwise known as the Reverse-Flash, and will expect him to most likely undergo a FaceHeelTurn down the line. Then it turns out that [[spoiler:Barry's mentor Harrison Wells]] is really the Reverse-Flash while Eddie turns out to be a RedHerring the entire time. [[spoiler:And then it turns out that Eobard Thawne ''is'' still the Reverse-Flash in the series: not only has he been posing as Wells the entire time, but he's also Eddie's descendant from the future.]]
** The second season of the show does this ''again'' by revealing that [[spoiler:Jay Garrick was Zoom. Quite in fact, there was never a Jay Garrick at all! It was the villain [[BitchInSheepsClothing posing as a hero]] in order to gain Barry and his friends' trust and sympathy.]]
*** Except [[spoiler:there is a Jay Garrick. He's Henry Allen's Earth-'''3''' doppelganger, as a reference to the fact that his actor, John Wesley Shipp, played the Flash in the [[Series/TheFlash1990 90s TV show]].]]
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has this going on.

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* Similarly, in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' one ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
** One
of the suspects for creating the Brother Eye computer virus is named Myron Forest, the same as the Brother Eye satellite's creator in ''Comicbook/{{OMAC}}''. It's actually the other guy.
** In the comics, Adrian Chase is Vigilante, [[AntiHero Vigilante]], so people assumed he would be revealed as that character in the show, but instead Adrian is [[spoiler:Prometheus]] [[spoiler: [[BigBad Prometheus]], born under the name Simon Morrison]], and Vigilante's identity Vigilante has yet to be revealed.
unmasked.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
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One of the major characters in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season One is Eddie Thawne. Comics fans will immediately recognize the name as sounding remarkably close to villain ''Eobard'' Thawne, otherwise also known as the Reverse-Flash, and will expect him to most likely undergo a FaceHeelTurn down the line. Then it turns out that [[spoiler:Barry's [[spoiler: Barry's mentor Harrison Wells]] is really the Reverse-Flash while Eddie turns out to be has been a RedHerring the entire time. [[spoiler:And then RedHerring. [[spoiler: ''Then'' it turns out that Eobard Thawne ''is'' still the Reverse-Flash in the series: not Not only has he been posing as Wells via genetic impersonation the entire time, but he's also Eddie's descendant from the distant future.]]
** The second season of the show does this ''again'' by revealing that [[spoiler:Jay Garrick [[spoiler: "Jay Garrick" was Zoom. Quite in Zoom all along. In fact, there was never a Jay Garrick at all! It was the villain Hunter Zolomon [[BitchInSheepsClothing posing as a hero]] in order to gain Barry and his friends' trust and sympathy.]]
sympathy]].
*** Except [[spoiler:there is [[spoiler: there ''is'' a Jay Garrick. Garrick, whom we meet in the season finale. He's Henry Allen's Earth-'''3''' doppelganger, as a reference to the fact that his actor, John Wesley Shipp, Creator/JohnWesleyShipp, played the Flash (Barry Allen) in the [[Series/TheFlash1990 90s TV show]].]]
show]]]].
* ''Series/Supergirl2015'':
** In their adaptation of the villain Toyman, ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' named their version Winslow Schott Jr., with his father being named Winslow Schott Sr. ''Supergirl'' inverts this, as there's a character named Winn Schott who's helping Supergirl -- he's Winslow Jr. whereas it's Winslow ''Sr.'' who's Toyman.
** Supergirl works for a man named Hank Henshaw. That name belongs to a supervillain also known as Cyborg Superman in the comics, and his duplicity seems confirmed by his [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] and hints that he killed Supergirl's adoptive father. However, it turns out that, while the ''real'' Hank Henshaw was a nasty piece of work, he apparently died years ago, and the one we've met is [[spoiler: a certain shapeshifting alien named [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn J'onzz]]]].
*** But, as it turns out, [[spoiler: the original Hank's still alive, and was turned into the Cyborg Superman by Project Cadmus (despite looking nothing like Superman here). The twist got untwisted]].
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has this going on.on, too.



* In their adaptation of the villain Toyman, ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' named their version "Winslow Schott Jr.", with his father being named "Winslow Schott Sr." ''Series/Supergirl2015'' inverted this, as there's a character named Wynn Schott who's helping Supergirl--he's Winslow Jr. whereas it's Winslow ''Sr.'' who's Toyman.
** Supergirl works for a man named Hank Henshaw. That name belongs to a supervillain in the comics, and his duplicity seems confirmed by his [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] and hints that he killed Supergirl's adoptive father. However, it turns out that, while the ''real'' Hank Henshaw was a nasty piece of work, he apparently died years ago, and the one we've met is [[spoiler:a certain shapeshifting alien named [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn J'onzz]]]].
*** But, as it turns out [[spoiler:the original Hank's still around, and was turned into the Cyborg Superman by Project Cadmus. The twist got untwisted.]]
28th Apr '17 6:27:28 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}'' being a FanRemake of ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'', you might expect that [[spoiler: psionics and energy weapons are your endgame tools.]] Nope! [[spoiler:Humanity has no psionic potential and aliens highly resistant to energy weapons come into play.]] You have to take a different path and hope you can go far enough before it's too late.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}'' being a FanRemake of ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'', ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'', you might expect that [[spoiler: psionics and energy weapons are your endgame tools.]] Nope! [[spoiler:Humanity has no psionic potential and aliens highly resistant to energy weapons come into play.]] You have to take a different path and hope you can go far enough before it's too late.
24th Apr '17 5:49:38 PM josh6243
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** In VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV, [[spoiler: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Banagher, Mineva and Full Frontal]] ultimately decided '''not to''' reveal the content contents of the Laplace's Box to the world.]]
15th Apr '17 10:11:01 PM AthenaBlue
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* "The Tortoise and the Hare" by Creator/JamesThurber tells the story of a GenreSavvy tortoise who knows from reading books that in a race between a tortoise and a hare, the hare always loses. The tortoise finds a hare, challenges him to a 50-yard dash, and has proceeded less than a foot when the hare crosses the finish line.
-->'''''[[AnAesop Moral]]:''' A new broom may sweep clean, but never trust an old saw.''
* ''The Tale of the Rose'' by Emma Donoghue is a TwiceToldTale of ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'' with a Beast who constantly wears a mask around Beauty. When the Beast confesses to Beauty that he's no man underneath the mask, Beauty assumes that he means that his appearance isn't human. [[spoiler:However, when Beauty removes the Beast's mask, she learns that the Beast meant "not ''male''" and is actually a perfectly normal-looking woman who secluded herself not because of her appearance but because of society's attitude towards lesbians.]]



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Done In-Universe by [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' to "The Little Match Girl"... and it is [[TearJerker Tear-jerkingly]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]].
-->[[AC: "I'm [[SantaClaus The Hogfather.]] The Hogfather gives presents. There is no greater present than a future."]]
* The twist in Creator/KimNewman's "Further Developments in Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde" is [[spoiler: that Jekyll and Hyde were lovers, and the "confession" about being two sides of the same man was completely made up]]. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Probably]].
* In ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', during an anecdote about William Randolph Hearst (on whose life ''Film/CitizenKane'' was, of course, based), it's casually mentioned that "Rosebud" was his nickname for UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt.



* In ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', during an anecdote about William Randolph Hearst (on whose life ''Film/CitizenKane'' was, of course, based), it's casually mentioned that "Rosebud" was his nickname for UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt.
* The twist in Creator/KimNewman's "Further Developments in Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde" is [[spoiler: that Jekyll and Hyde were lovers, and the "confession" about being two sides of the same man was completely made up]]. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Probably]].
* Done In-Universe by [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' to "The Little Match Girl"... and it is [[TearJerker Tear-jerkingly]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]].
-->[[AC: "I'm [[SantaClaus The Hogfather.]] The Hogfather gives presents. There is no greater present than a future."]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
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In ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', during an anecdote about William Randolph Hearst (on whose life ''Film/CitizenKane'' was, ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'', Grand Admiral Thrawn is a talented Chiss naval officer who was exiled by his people when he broke their first rule of course, based), it's casually mentioned military combat: never strike first. He was then found by the Empire shortly after its formation. In the new-canon novel ''[[Literature/StarWarsThrawn Thrawn]]'', all that's true -- except it turns out that "Rosebud" his exile was ''fake'', and he was actually sent by his nickname for UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt.
* The twist in Creator/KimNewman's "Further Developments in Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde" is [[spoiler: that Jekyll
superiors to investigate the Empire and Hyde were lovers, and see if it could be an ally to the "confession" about being two sides Chiss Ascendancy in combatting mysterious threats in the Unknown Regions.
* ''The Tale
of the same Rose'' by Emma Donoghue is a TwiceToldTale of ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'' with a Beast who constantly wears a mask around Beauty. When the Beast confesses to Beauty that he's no man was completely made up]]. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Probably]].
underneath the mask, Beauty assumes that he means that his appearance isn't human. [[spoiler:However, when Beauty removes the Beast's mask, she learns that the Beast meant "not ''male''" and is actually a perfectly normal-looking woman who secluded herself not because of her appearance but because of society's attitude towards lesbians.]]
* Done In-Universe by [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' to "The Little Match Girl"... Tortoise and it is [[TearJerker Tear-jerkingly]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]].
-->[[AC: "I'm [[SantaClaus
the Hare" by Creator/JamesThurber tells the story of a GenreSavvy tortoise who knows from reading books that in a race between a tortoise and a hare, the hare always loses. The Hogfather.]] The Hogfather gives presents. There is no greater present tortoise finds a hare, challenges him to a 50-yard dash, and has proceeded less than a future."]]foot when the hare crosses the finish line.
-->'''''[[AnAesop Moral]]:''' A new broom may sweep clean, but never trust an old saw.''
6th Apr '17 7:50:39 AM Memetic
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* The Mark Wahlberg remake of ''Film/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 remake [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 remake]] of ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes'' ''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.]]
4th Apr '17 5:56:18 PM NESBoy
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* In ''Series/BatesMotel''[='=]s FinaleSeason, which takes place within the timeframe of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', the sixth episode revolves around Marion Crane's stay at the eponymous motel. [[spoiler:Norman ends up sparing her, and [[SparedByTheAdaptation she leaves unscathed]]. Instead, it's Sam Loomis who gets offed in the shower.]]
18th Mar '17 6:18:12 AM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' plays with several aspects of the ''Batman'' canon: rather than pure and innocent, [[spoiler: Thomas and Martha Wayne]] were involved with the mob, and the leader of the Children of Arkham turns out to be someone who's never been a villain in any other continuity: [[spoiler: Vicky Vale.]]
15th Mar '17 7:11:23 PM Lemia
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* All of the film adaptions of Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' (with the notable exception of the Russian version) use a different ending from the book; the killer's identity is usually left unchanged, but their [[ThePerfectCrime Perfect Crime]] doesn't go as perfectly as it does in the book.
** That said, the ending the movies usually go with is the one from the stage play, which Christie also wrote herself.

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* All Almost all of the film adaptions adaptations of Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' (with the notable exception of the Russian version) use a different ending from the book; the killer's identity is usually left unchanged, but their [[ThePerfectCrime Perfect Crime]] doesn't go as perfectly as it does in the book.
** That said,
book with [[spoiler:Vera and Lombard surviving]]. The only adaptations that retain the book's original ending are the movies usually go with is 1987 Soviet film and the one from the stage play, which Christie also wrote herself.2015 BBC miniseries.



** The stage adaptation of ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' kept the identity of the murderer the same (since he was the only one smart enough to have pulled it off), but replaced the original book's DownerEnding with a more hopeful conclusion.

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** The stage adaptation of ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' kept the identity of the murderer the same (since he was the only one smart enough to have pulled it off), same, but replaced the original book's DownerEnding with a more hopeful conclusion.
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