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16th Jul '17 8:16:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TellMeHowIDie'': The killer in the film is a previous participant in a series of drug trials that a pharmaceutical company is performing to test a drug that gives people visions of the future. These visions were initially fairly limited but then they kept giving him more of the drug, and since the effect is cumulative he eventually started to see events months in advance. Video logs show that at some point he didn't even bother explaining the visions to people anymore since none of them could affect their outcome and even as an AxCrazy killer he just seems bored by everything that happens and the main characters' futile attempts to stop him.

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* ''Film/TellMeHowIDie'': The killer in the film is a previous participant in a series of drug clinical trials that a pharmaceutical company is performing to test a drug that gives people visions of the future. These visions were initially fairly limited but then they kept giving him more of the drug, and since the effect is cumulative he eventually started to see events months in advance. Video logs show that at some point he didn't even bother explaining the visions to people anymore since none of them could affect their outcome and even as an AxCrazy killer he just seems bored by everything that happens and the main characters' futile attempts to stop him.
15th Jul '17 5:39:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TellMeHowIDie'': The killer in the film is a previous participant in a series of drug trials that a pharmaceutical company is performing to test a drug that gives people visions of the future. These visions were initially fairly limited but then they kept giving him more, and since the effect is cumulative he eventually started to see events months in advance. Video logs show that at some point he didn't even bother explaining the visions to people anymore since none of them could affect their outcome and even as an AxCrazy killer he just seems bored by everything that happens and the main characters' futile attempts to stop him.

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* ''Film/TellMeHowIDie'': The killer in the film is a previous participant in a series of drug trials that a pharmaceutical company is performing to test a drug that gives people visions of the future. These visions were initially fairly limited but then they kept giving him more, more of the drug, and since the effect is cumulative he eventually started to see events months in advance. Video logs show that at some point he didn't even bother explaining the visions to people anymore since none of them could affect their outcome and even as an AxCrazy killer he just seems bored by everything that happens and the main characters' futile attempts to stop him.
15th Jul '17 3:25:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TellMeHowIDie'': The killer in the film is a previous participant in a series of drug trials that a pharmaceutical company is performing to test a drug that gives people visions of the future. These visions were initially fairly limited but then they kept giving him more, and since the effect is cumulative he eventually started to see events months in advance. Video logs show that at some point he didn't even bother explaining the visions to people anymore since none of them could affect their outcome and even as an AxCrazy killer he just seems bored by everything that happens and the main characters' futile attempts to stop him.
17th Jun '17 10:15:18 AM nombretomado
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* ''Timequake'', also a KurtVonnegut novel, plays it straight, though. The world had a kind of existential crisis and skips back to ten years ago. Everyone has to replay the last ten years, doing everything exactly the same as they did last time round but aware of what's going to happen.

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* ''Timequake'', also a KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut novel, plays it straight, though. The world had a kind of existential crisis and skips back to ten years ago. Everyone has to replay the last ten years, doing everything exactly the same as they did last time round but aware of what's going to happen.
30th May '17 12:22:05 PM thatother1dude
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* The protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' discovers a book in which all his future actions are written, and learns that in heaven, there are absolutely no surprises. The book didn't predict that he would ''flee heaven'' because of this.

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* The protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' discovers a book in which all his future actions are written, and learns that in heaven, there are absolutely no surprises. The book didn't predict that he would ''flee heaven'' ''[[HellOfAHeaven flee heaven]]'' because of this.
30th May '17 12:19:29 PM thatother1dude
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* The protagonist of ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'' discovers a book in which all his future actions are written, and learns that in heaven, there are absolutely no surprises. The book didn't predict that he would ''flee heaven'' because of this.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Sapphire uses her future vision constantly, looking into the future where everything has already been solved. This is the main reason for her [[TheStoic calm, cool personality]]. But the downside is that she forgets about how people are feeling in the present, causing her to seem callous and unfeeling at times.
** It's worth noting that her origin episode "The Answer" shows the first time her prediction was ever wrong, which shocked her. WordOfGod also notes that Sapphire only sees one possible future, in contrast to Garnet, who sees many due to [[spoiler:an infusion of Ruby's ScrewDestiny attitude]].

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* The protagonist of ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'' ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' discovers a book in which all his future actions are written, and learns that in heaven, there are absolutely no surprises. The book didn't predict that he would ''flee heaven'' because of this.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Sapphire uses her future vision constantly, looking into the future where everything has already been solved. She only sees one possible future, in contrast to Garnet, who sees many due to [[spoiler:an infusion of Ruby's ScrewDestiny attitude]]. This is the main reason for her [[TheStoic calm, cool personality]]. But the downside is that she forgets about how people are feeling in the present, causing her to seem callous and unfeeling at times.
** It's worth noting that her
times. Her origin episode "The Answer" shows the first time her prediction was ever wrong, which shocked her. WordOfGod also notes that Sapphire only sees one possible future, in contrast Eventually, we meet Padparadscha, whose future vision [[BlessedWithSuck is cripplingly malfunctional, forcing her to Garnet, who sees many due to [[spoiler:an infusion of Ruby's ScrewDestiny attitude]]. see the recent PAST]]--and as an apparent result, she is ''[[GenkiGirl much]]'' happier than Sapphire.
12th Apr '17 8:44:33 PM JoeMerl
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** It's worth noting that her origin episode "The Answer" shows the first time her prediction was ever wrong, which shocked her. WordOfGod also notes that Sapphire only sees one possible future, in contrast to Garnet, who sees many due to [[spoiler:an infusion of Ruby's ScrewDestiny attitude]].
6th Dec '16 1:16:20 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 Izuru Kamukura]] has this mindset. Since he has [[AllYourPowersCombined every talent known to man]], including [[AwesomenessByAnalysis superhuman analytical skills]] that allowed him to predict every conceivable outcome, he grew bored with life. To the point where "boring" pretty much became his catchphrase.
5th Nov '16 6:10:31 AM Andyroid
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* This is the reason that ''Literature/GoodOmens''' Anathema Device destroyed the book of prophecies left to her by her ancestor at the end of the book.
** Though admittedly, knowing Agnes Nutter, the book was probably blank (or addressed to whoever ends up reading it).

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* This is the reason that ''Literature/GoodOmens''' Anathema Device destroyed the book of prophecies left to her by her ancestor at the end of the book.
** Though admittedly, knowing Agnes Nutter, the
book. After living her life around Agnes' previous book was probably blank (or addressed of prophecies and trying to whoever ends decode it, Newton convinces her to give up reading it).being a "professional descendant".
1st Nov '16 3:30:36 PM Andyroid
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* Fateweavers in ''Videogame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' don't actually weave Fate as their title might suggest. They can only see a person's fate, [[YouCantFightFate which cannot be changed.]] The first Fateweaver you meet, Argath, was originally a famed adventurer and hero who thought becoming a Fateweaver was an honor. Then he read his own Fate and saw his own inescapable death: as the main ingredient of an ettin's stewpot. He started drinking pretty heavily after that.

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* Fateweavers in ''Videogame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' don't actually weave Fate as their title might suggest. They can only see a person's fate, [[YouCantFightFate which cannot be changed.]] The first Fateweaver you meet, Argath, was originally a famed adventurer and hero who thought becoming a Fateweaver was an honor. Then he read his own Fate and saw his own inescapable death: as the main ingredient of an ettin's stewpot. He started drinking pretty heavily after that. ''Then'' he crossed paths with [[ImmuneToFate the Fateless One]]...
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