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23rd Jun '16 7:19:10 PM comicwriter
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* In 2014, DC launched a BatFamilyCrossover called ''Robin Rises'', which was rumored to end with Batman taking on a new Comicbook/{{Robin}}. Around this time, Batman began palling around with several young people who each seemed to be a possible candidate: A highly intelligent young student named Duke Thomas, an orphaned daredevil named Annie Aguila, and Carrie Kelly, a CanonImmigrant best known for being Robin in ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. In the end, this all turned out to be an elaborate misdirect, and the Robin who "rose" turned out to be a resurrected Damian Wayne (the previous Robin).
** Adding to that, Duke appeared in ''Comicbook/TheNew52FuturesEnd'' as the new Robin, and a hallucination in ''Comicbook/BatmanEndgame'' showed him as a member of the Batfamily named Lark. While Duke did eventually join the Batfamily and become one of Bruce's partners, he never actually became an official Robin.

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* In 2014, DC launched a BatFamilyCrossover called ''Robin Rises'', which was rumored to end with Batman taking on a new Comicbook/{{Robin}}. Around this time, Batman began palling around with several young people who each seemed to be a possible candidate: A highly intelligent young student named Duke Thomas, an orphaned daredevil named Annie Aguila, and Carrie Kelly, a CanonImmigrant best known for being Robin in ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. In the end, this all turned out to be an elaborate misdirect, and the Robin who "rose" turned out to be was a resurrected Damian Wayne (the previous Robin).
** Adding to that, Duke appeared in ''Comicbook/TheNew52FuturesEnd'' as the new Robin, and a hallucination in ''Comicbook/BatmanEndgame'' showed him as a member of the Batfamily named Lark. Robin. While Duke did eventually join the Batfamily and become became one of Bruce's partners, he he was never actually became an official Robin.
22nd Jun '16 11:16:49 AM Trugster
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* ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' is up to the brim (do Deerstalkers have brims?) with Red Herrings. They imply that TheButlerDidIt. He waits until everyone is in bed, and stalks about the mansion. He is also the only character that has a beard that matches the man glanced shadowing Sir Henry. Then there's the escaped convict, Selden, who has been lurking upon the moor, and the other mysterious man upon the moor, who wants to stay hidden. Most film adaptations, notably the Basil Rathbone film, like to make Dr. Mortimer seem extremely suspicious, but the book does not. There's also the looming idea that the threat might be supernatural, but none of these are the final solution.

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* ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' is up to the brim (do Deerstalkers have brims?) brims?[[note]]Yes - one at the front to shade the eyes and one at the back to stop the rain getting down the back of your neck[[/note]]) with Red Herrings. They imply that TheButlerDidIt. He waits until everyone is in bed, and stalks about the mansion. He is also the only character that has a beard that matches the man glanced shadowing Sir Henry. Then there's the escaped convict, Selden, who has been lurking upon the moor, and the other mysterious man upon the moor, who wants to stay hidden. Most film adaptations, notably the Basil Rathbone film, like to make Dr. Mortimer seem extremely suspicious, but the book does not. There's also the looming idea that the threat might be supernatural, but none of these are the final solution.
16th Jun '16 6:39:42 AM Blazer
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* ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'' had a set of murder weapons which to be chosen by viewers as to who would die and by how. The ones never used, seen, mentioned or even alluded to were a bathroom scale, the power of math, [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby Rose's Crescent Rose Scythe]] and an ''actual'' red herring.

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* ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'' had a set of murder weapons which to be chosen by viewers as to who would die and by how. The ones never used, seen, mentioned or even alluded to were a bathroom scale, the power of math, [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby Rose's Crescent Rose Scythe]] and an ''actual'' red herring. WordOfGod later revealed that Miles Luna was a red herring for just about every possible victim until the end.
10th Jun '16 3:22:47 AM RobTan
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* Frequently in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', the BAU will find someone who seems suspicious and fits the profile, only for them to be shown to be innocent, and requiring the profile to be revised.
** There are also a couple of minor examples that play on the audience's expectations, for instance: a young woman gets followed into a dark alley by a creepy looking man... who returns a bag she left on the bus when it seems like the Zodiac killer may have returned, and the narrative immediately switches to a scary old man wearing sixties era clothing... who is totally innocent, and the real killer is the twenty-something he's playing chess with.
2nd Jun '16 8:12:51 PM comicwriter
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** Adding to that, Duke appeared in ''Comicbook/TheNew52FuturesEnd'' as the new Robin, and a hallucination in ''Comicbook/BatmanEndgame'' showed him as a member of the Batfamily named Lark. While Duke did eventually become one of the leads in the ''We Are Robin'' series, he has not joined the Batfamily or become one of Bruce's official partners.

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** Adding to that, Duke appeared in ''Comicbook/TheNew52FuturesEnd'' as the new Robin, and a hallucination in ''Comicbook/BatmanEndgame'' showed him as a member of the Batfamily named Lark. While Duke did eventually become one of the leads in the ''We Are Robin'' series, he has not joined join the Batfamily or and become one of Bruce's partners, he never actually became an official partners.Robin.
27th May '16 6:40:32 PM Siggu
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** ''[[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice's]]'' first case has Olga Orly, who's not only the first witness other than your client, but has a suspiciously timid and innocent demeanor. But she's not the murderer--her only part in the crime was helping the victim cheat in his card game and getting knocked out when it didn't work.

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** ''[[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice's]]'' first case has Olga Orly, who's not only the first witness other than your client, but has a suspiciously timid and innocent demeanor. But she's not the murderer--her only part in the crime was helping the victim cheat in his card game and getting knocked out when it didn't work. Olga Orly even becomes a ''double'' Red Herring, as it turns out she did not witness the crime at all.
25th May '16 2:57:31 AM Fnar
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** [[spoiler:Also if you pay attention the necklace gives away the fact that near the end it is no longer "your" Elizabeth that is accompaning you.]]
5th May '16 5:20:49 PM igordebraga
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* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', when Anakin is trying to fight against the Geonosians inside of the Droid factory, he at one point gets his arm trapped within a piece of molded armor, and is drawing closer and closer to a crushing machine/cutting machine, causing the audience to think he'll lose his arm as a result of the battle. Turns out he actually loses it during the battle with Count Dooku towards the end.

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* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', when Anakin is trying to fight against the Geonosians inside of the Droid factory, he at one point gets his arm trapped within a piece of molded armor, and is drawing closer and closer to a crushing machine/cutting machine, causing the audience to think he'll lose his arm as a result of the battle. Turns out he actually loses it during the battle with Count Dooku towards the end. (but it does cut his lightsaber, making the next one be the one be the "family heirloom" Obi-Wan passes to Luke later)



** Bond's [[CoolCar Aston Martin]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' serves as a BaitAndSwitch ContinuityNod. The scene soon after we're introduced to the car, Bond alludes to its passenger-side EjectionSeat but he doesn't use it. In fact, the ejector seat never gets used; the purpose of this scene is to establish that this is the vintage ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' car. Thanks to this, the [[ViewersAreGeniuses audience has no reason to question]] the machine guns behind the headlights.



* Bond's [[CoolCar Aston Martin]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' serves as a BaitAndSwitch ContinuityNod. The scene soon after we're introduced to the car, Bond alludes to its passenger-side EjectionSeat but he doesn't use it. In fact, the ejector seat never gets used; the purpose of this scene is to establish that this is the vintage ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' car. Thanks to this, the [[ViewersAreGeniuses audience has no reason to question]] the machine guns behind the headlights.



* ''Everything'' advertised about ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' from the trailers to the posters to the ''title itself'' is designed as a distraction from the true plot of the film. [[spoiler:It's not Cap vs. the Winter Soldier as advertised. It's S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. HYDRA.]]

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* ''Everything'' advertised about ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' from the trailers to the posters to the ''title itself'' is designed as a distraction from the true plot of the film. [[spoiler:It's not Cap vs. an AntagonistTitle, but a minor one: the Winter Soldier as advertised. It's is just on the payroll of the still alive HYDRA, which turns out to be hidden within S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. HYDRA.]]
5th May '16 6:11:41 AM PaulA
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* The second section of ''Literature/TheDragonWaiting'' is a murder mystery, and is packed with red herrings. Even the identities of the protagonists are subject to crimson ichthyology: as of the beginning of the section, all the protagonists are using assumed identities ''which are unknown to the reader'', who is left trying to guess not only which of the inn's guests is the murderer, but also which are the three protagonists in disguise. The chances are good that the reader will be proven wrong about at least one guess, possibly by having an apparent protagonist become the next victim, before the truth is revealed.
29th Apr '16 10:41:33 AM comicwriter
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* Early on in ''Comicbook/TheUltimates 3'', there's an ominous close-up of {{Hawkeye}} while he's talking about how something needs to be done about Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} and ScarletWitch before the media can find out about their [[{{Twincest}} incestuous relationship]]. This was obviously meant to imply that Scarlet Witch's killer was Hawkeye [[spoiler: instead of Comicbook/{{Ultron}}]].
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