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17th Jun '18 12:12:43 PM Zoriax91
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowMan'''s plot is foretold by a prophecy, which states that Legion will collect the Dark Souls and bring about the Apocalypse. This prompts Michael - the titular Shadow Man - to try and get them first, so that he could then use their power to confront and defeat Legion - even though the propechy itself states that Legion will be the one who gets the Souls. The twist is that [[spoiler:Legion himself wrote the Prophecy so that Mike would've collected all the Dark Souls in his stead, and then tried to confront him; all Legion would have to do at that point is to defeat Mike and take the Souls]]. Then the twist is itself twisted [[spoiler:by Mike, who first defeats Legion specifically because of the powerup provided by having collected the Dark Souls; and then fulfills the last verse by dumping ''all'' of the Dark Souls into a beaten-up Legion and activating their full power all at once, which causes a Phlebotinum Overload and outright destroys Legion and his Cathedral]].

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowMan'''s plot is foretold by a prophecy, which states that Legion will collect the Dark Souls Souls, defeat the Shadow Man and bring about the Apocalypse. This prompts Michael - the (the titular Shadow Man - Man) to try and get them first, so that he could then use their power subvert the prophecy by using the Souls's to confront and defeat Legion - even though the propechy itself states that Legion will be the one who gets the Souls. Legion. The twist is that [[spoiler:Legion himself wrote the Prophecy specifically so that Mike the Shadow Man would've collected all the Dark Souls in his stead, stead in an attempt to subvert the Prophecy, and then tried to confront him; all at which point, Legion would have to do at that point is to defeat Mike the Shadow Man and take the Souls]]. a lot of Souls in one quick swoop]]. Then the twist is itself twisted [[spoiler:by Mike, who first defeats Legion specifically because of thanks to the powerup provided by having collected the Dark Souls; and then fulfills the last verse by dumping ''all'' of the Dark Souls Souls's full power into a beaten-up Legion and activating their full power all at once, Legion, which causes a Phlebotinum Overload and outright destroys Legion and his Cathedral]].
17th Jun '18 12:04:36 PM Zoriax91
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowMan'''s plot is foretold by a prophecy, which states that Legion will bring about the Apocalypse if he manages to collect the Dark Souls. This prompts Michael - the titular Shadow Man - to try and get them first, so that he could then use their power to confront and defeat Legion. The twist is that [[spoiler:Legion himself wrote the Prophecy (whose true last verse, he states, is "And Legion took the power of the Dark Souls unto him. The end.") so that Mike would've collected all the Dark Souls in his stead, and then tried to confront him; all Legion would've had to do at that point was to defeat Mike and take the Souls]]. Then the twist is itself twisted [[spoiler:by Mike, who first defeats Legion specifically because of the powerup provided by having collected the Dark Souls; and then fulfills the last verse by dumping ''all'' of the Dark Souls into a beaten-up Legion and activating their full power all at once, which causes a Phlebotinum Overload and outright destroys Legion and his Cathedral]].

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowMan'''s plot is foretold by a prophecy, which states that Legion will bring about the Apocalypse if he manages to collect the Dark Souls. Souls and bring about the Apocalypse. This prompts Michael - the titular Shadow Man - to try and get them first, so that he could then use their power to confront and defeat Legion. Legion - even though the propechy itself states that Legion will be the one who gets the Souls. The twist is that [[spoiler:Legion himself wrote the Prophecy (whose true last verse, he states, is "And Legion took the power of the Dark Souls unto him. The end.") so that Mike would've collected all the Dark Souls in his stead, and then tried to confront him; all Legion would've had would have to do at that point was is to defeat Mike and take the Souls]]. Then the twist is itself twisted [[spoiler:by Mike, who first defeats Legion specifically because of the powerup provided by having collected the Dark Souls; and then fulfills the last verse by dumping ''all'' of the Dark Souls into a beaten-up Legion and activating their full power all at once, which causes a Phlebotinum Overload and outright destroys Legion and his Cathedral]].
13th Jun '18 11:14:09 AM Zoriax91
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowMan'''s plot is foretold by a prophecy, which states that Legion will bring about the Apocalypse if he manages to collect the Dark Souls. This prompts Michael - the titular Shadow Man - to try and get them first, so that he could then use their power to confront and defeat Legion. The twist is that [[spoiler:Legion himself wrote the Prophecy (whose true last verse, he states, is "And Legion took the power of the Dark Souls unto him. The end.") so that Mike would've collected all the Dark Souls in his stead, and then tried to confront him; all Legion would've had to do at that point was to defeat Mike and take the Souls]]. Then the twist is itself twisted [[spoiler:by Mike, who first defeats Legion specifically because of the powerup provided by having collected the Dark Souls; and then fulfills the last verse by dumping ''all'' of the Dark Souls into a beaten-up Legion and activating their full power all at once, which causes a Phlebotinum Overload and outright destroys Legion and his Cathedral]].
11th Jun '18 6:49:19 PM Trogdor
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** In the first book, ''The Lightning Thief'', every line is a prophecy twist epically the line: "And you shall fail to save what matters most, in the end." It turns out that Perxy fails to save his own mother [[spoiler:because instead he gives her the ability to save herself. However, it could also refer to him failing to save his friend Luke from Kronos's influence.]]
** In a '''beautiful''' play of this trope, we have ''The Titan's Curse'' where the twist is that [[spoiler:Zoë Nightshade is the one who gets killed by her father's hand. The reader is led to believe that it'd be either Thalia or Percy being killed by their father's hand. The twist is only for the reader (and Percy) though because Zoë knew she'd be the one to die from her father Atlas.]]

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** In the first book, ''The Lightning Thief'', every line is a in the prophecy twist epically is a twist, especially the line: "And you shall fail to save what matters most, in the end." It turns out that Perxy Percy fails to save his own mother [[spoiler:because instead he gives her the ability to save herself. However, it could also refer to him failing to save his friend Luke from Kronos's influence.]]
** In a '''beautiful''' beautiful play of this trope, we have ''The Titan's Curse'' where the twist is that [[spoiler:Zoë Nightshade is the one who gets killed by her father's hand. The reader is led to believe that it'd be either Thalia or Percy being killed by their father's hand. The twist is only for the reader (and Percy) though because Zoë knew she'd be the one to die from her father Atlas.]]
6th Jun '18 11:09:25 PM CidSilverWing
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-->'''Janos''': Raziel... you are destined to wield the Reaver!
-->'''Raziel''': *manifests the sword* And so I do... though not quite as you had envisioned.

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-->'''Janos''': Raziel... Raziel, you are destined ordained by prophecy to wield the Reaver!
Reaver.
-->'''Raziel''': *manifests the sword* sword, earning a shocked gasp from Janos* And so I do... though Though not quite as you had envisioned.
4th Jun '18 11:31:50 AM Digsu
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** There is at least one translation that has Misty say to Ash "That's it! Your name! It means "ashes" in English!"

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** There is at least one translation that has Misty say to Ash "That's it! Your name! It means "ashes" in English!"English!" However, since the Prophecy Twist relies on both the terms "turn to" and "ash/Ash" having a DoubleMeaning, this renders the pun ''still'' LostInTranslation in dubs that use a wording closer to "the world shall become ash" or similar.
3rd Jun '18 11:17:54 PM intastiel
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* In Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', one of the prophecies mentions Rand wearing a crown of swords. Readers generally took this to mean his reign would be a militaristic, brutal dictatorship, but by the end of the book it is revealed that the prophecy was literal--a country in which the traditional crown has small, ceremonial swords on it.

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* In Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', one ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''
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of the prophecies mentions Rand wearing a crown of swords. Readers generally took this to mean his reign would be a militaristic, brutal dictatorship, but by the end of the book it is revealed that the prophecy was literal--a country in which the traditional crown has small, ceremonial swords on it.it.
** Min's prophecy of Sheriam shows her surrounded by rays of silver, blue, and gold. Ultimately, this describes the bright, sunny day on which she is executed for being a Black Ajah [[TheMole Mole]] for the [[GodOfEvil Dark One]].
3rd May '18 6:39:43 PM rjd1922
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** In the first book, ''The Lightning Thief'', every line is a prophecy twist epically the line: "And you shall fail to save what matters most, in the end." It turns out that he fails to save his own mother [[spoiler: because instead he gives her the ability to save herself.]]
** In a '''beautiful''' play of this trope, we have ''The Titan's Curse'' where the twist is that [[spoiler:Zoe is the one who gets killed by her father's hand. The reader is led to believe that it'd be either Thalia or Percy being killed by their father's hand. The twist is only for the reader (and Percy) though because Zoe knew she'd be the one to die from her father Atlas.]]

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** In the first book, ''The Lightning Thief'', every line is a prophecy twist epically the line: "And you shall fail to save what matters most, in the end." It turns out that he Perxy fails to save his own mother [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because instead he gives her the ability to save herself.herself. However, it could also refer to him failing to save his friend Luke from Kronos's influence.]]
** In a '''beautiful''' play of this trope, we have ''The Titan's Curse'' where the twist is that [[spoiler:Zoe [[spoiler:Zoë Nightshade is the one who gets killed by her father's hand. The reader is led to believe that it'd be either Thalia or Percy being killed by their father's hand. The twist is only for the reader (and Percy) though because Zoe Zoë knew she'd be the one to die from her father Atlas.]]
30th Apr '18 4:13:14 PM HeroicJay
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*** Although the prophesy doesn't work quite as well when you realize that [[spoiler: Missigno ''does not'' in fact corrupt your safe file, or cause any other kind of permanent harm other than messing up you Hall of Fame pictures, which is hardly a huge loss]] and [[spoiler: the glitch Pokemon that sometimes appears as the fossil sprite is not Missigno, but M-Block, which admittedly is identical to Missingno in function]].

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*** Although the prophesy doesn't work quite as well when you realize that [[spoiler: Missigno ''does not'' in fact corrupt your safe file, or cause any other kind of permanent harm other than messing up you Hall of Fame pictures, which is hardly a huge loss]] and [[spoiler: the glitch Pokemon that sometimes appears as the fossil sprite is not Missigno, but M-Block, which admittedly is identical to Missingno in function]]. loss]].
30th Apr '18 11:55:32 AM ReaderAt2046
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* Early on in the ''FanFic/{{Dangerverse}}'', Luna receives a vision showing that she will be weeping at a grave with Draco Black's name on it when someone who looks exactly like Lucius Malfoy comes to her. She will then say that she never loved "the one buried here", declare her allegiance to the one who looks like Lucius, and leave with him. It's confirmed by literal WordOfGod that nobody in that scene was lying, and everything that Luna Saw will happen. [[spoiler: What we don't find out until much later is that the corpse in the grave is that of Lucius Malfoy, unrecognizable due to being burnt to ashes, and the person who looks exactly like Lucius is Draco disguised with an Aging Potion.]]
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