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6th Dec '16 5:50:37 AM Gaby007
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* Prophecies in ''Fanfic/BlackSky'' are always unveiled to the one concerned or their ancestor. Dumbledore should have been more open-minded about the "Dark Lord" vanquished by "the one born of those who thrice defied him" with a "power he knows not". [[spoiler: Maybe he could have prevent his own demise at the hands of ''Blaise Zabini'', a Soulfire-user born in the Zabini family who were staunch political opponents to Dumbledore.]]
29th Oct '16 2:14:09 PM nombretomado
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* The opening narration of ''GuildWars Nightfall'' states, "Night falls. The Time of the Five Gods is at an end." And sure enough, by the end of the campaign, [[spoiler:you've destroyed the banished god Abaddon and set up Kormir to take his place alongside the Five True Gods, beginning the Time of the Six Gods.]]

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* The opening narration of ''GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars Nightfall'' states, "Night falls. The Time of the Five Gods is at an end." And sure enough, by the end of the campaign, [[spoiler:you've destroyed the banished god Abaddon and set up Kormir to take his place alongside the Five True Gods, beginning the Time of the Six Gods.]]
23rd Oct '16 12:41:07 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': Siahm has a vision of future for her four sons: the first would become a god, the second would have his heart eaten by worms, the third would die in his sleep and the fourth would betray his blood, and that none of them would survive. She tries her best to make the first part come true at least, and avert all the rest. She grooms her eldest son [[TheChosenOne Math]], whom she believes will become a god and rebukes her youngest [[TheUnfavorite Arawn]] believing that he would betray his blood. It turns out that [[spoiler: Math is the one to betray his kin by kidnapping and killing Arawn's wife, and its her third son Engus who becomes a god instead of Math. By the fifth volume, her second son Kern is murdered by a power-crazed Engus, who also kills Arawn in a duel and Math is killed by Siahm herself when she realizes too late the mistake she made. Then, Engus is killed by a resurrected Arawn who later becomes a god himself after taking his brother' place. In a sense, the prophecy was fulfilled with Arawn becoming a god and he along with all his siblings dying - the prophecy didn't state that he would stay dead]].
14th Oct '16 3:20:49 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted with extreme literalism in ''ExterminatusNow''.

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* Subverted with extreme literalism in ''ExterminatusNow''.''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow''.
11th Oct '16 1:16:28 PM JoeMerl
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11th Oct '16 1:16:26 PM JoeMerl
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** All of Aunt Wu's prophecies wind up coming true, even though she claims that destiny isn't set in stone. One of her predictions was that the nearby volcano would not destroy the town that year; [[ChekhovsVolcano naturally]], the heroes discover that the thing is about to erupt, but then rally the townspeople to divert the lava. [[FlatEarthAtheist Sokka]] is annoyed when a townsperson points out that technically, Aunt Wu never predicted that the volcano would stay dormant, just that it wouldn't destroy the town.
11th Oct '16 1:05:52 PM JoeMerl
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* In the third book of ''Literature/TheMerlinSaga'', a prophecy claims that no one can defeat the dragon Valdearg except the descendant of a past enemy, and that their battle will end with both dying. Since Merlin's grandfather Tuatha defeated the dragon years earlier, Merlin assumes the dragon's doomed enemy will be himself. As it turns out, [[spoiler:the long-ago enemy the prophecy mentions wasn't Tuatha, but the dragon's ''natural'' enemies, the monstrous, magic-destroying kreelixes, whose equally monstrous descendants eventually kill him. Merlin is, in fact, the "power still higher" that the prophecy foretold would decide the battle's outcome]].

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* In the third book of ''Literature/TheMerlinSaga'', ''Literature/TheLostYearsOfMerlin'', a prophecy claims that no one can defeat the dragon Valdearg except the descendant of a past enemy, and that their battle will end with both dying. Since Merlin's grandfather Tuatha defeated the dragon years earlier, Merlin assumes the dragon's doomed enemy will be himself. As it turns out, [[spoiler:the long-ago enemy the prophecy mentions wasn't Tuatha, but is the dragon's ''natural'' enemies, the monstrous, magic-destroying kreelixes, whose equally monstrous descendants eventually kill him.kreelixes. Merlin is, in fact, the "power still higher" that the prophecy foretold would decide the battle's outcome]].
25th Sep '16 1:09:50 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the first trilogy of ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' there's a prophesy that all of the major events in the life of TheEmpire and it's rulers will happen when a certain comet is in the sky. The comet has a thirty year cycle, and the prophesy has held true for centuries. When the final battle unexpectedly flares up twenty years before the comet is due again, the damn thing somehow shows up anyway.
21st Aug '16 12:16:16 PM nombretomado
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* In an ECComics story "Dead Right!" (''[=Shock SuspenStories=]'' #6), a woman marries a rude, fat slob, because a FortuneTeller told her, that he will inherit a large amount of money, and die violently soon after. [[spoiler: Eventually, she wins twenty-five thousand dollars, and decides to leave her husband. When he hears this, he kills her in a fit of rage. Thus, he inherits her money, and dies in the electric chair the day after.]]

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* In an ECComics Creator/ECComics story "Dead Right!" (''[=Shock SuspenStories=]'' #6), a woman marries a rude, fat slob, because a FortuneTeller told her, that he will inherit a large amount of money, and die violently soon after. [[spoiler: Eventually, she wins twenty-five thousand dollars, and decides to leave her husband. When he hears this, he kills her in a fit of rage. Thus, he inherits her money, and dies in the electric chair the day after.]]
5th Aug '16 12:02:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' when King Croesus from the Mythology example [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2372 gets fed up with the prophecy twists that screw him over]].

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* Parodied in ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' when King Croesus from the Mythology example [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2372 gets fed up with the prophecy twists that screw him over]].
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