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18th Aug '16 6:08:19 PM Theokal3
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* The ''Series/ScreamTVSeries'' is filled with these, but the most notable happens in the season 1 finale, where, after the death of Ghostface[=/=]Piper, [[TheSmartGuy Noah]] notices an inconsistency in what he knows about the murders, causing him to realize Piper most likely had an accomplice who is still running. Meanwhile, it's revealed to the viewers that [[{{Tomboy}} Audrey]] had been exchanging letters with Piper, and burns them after the events, suggesting she is the accomplice trying to get rid of evidences. As it turns out, she ''did'' have a part of responsibility in the murder spree... in that she was the one who invited Piper to the town for completely unrelated reasons. She was completely innocent in helping her for the murders, and in fact destroyed the letters precisely because she feared people would accuse her should they find out. Piper's real accomplice turns out to be Emma's boyfriend Kieran.
18th Aug '16 5:40:10 PM Theokal3
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** Happens a few times, the most prominent example being in the first episode when Dipper thought that Norman was a zombie but he was in fact a stack of gnomes, and in the episode "Headhunters", where Dipper and Mabel believe that the gossip writer is the killer of wax Stan, when the crime was perpetrated by the vengeful wax statues the real Stan had locked away for years.

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** Happens a few times, the most prominent example being in the first episode when Dipper thought that Mabel's [[GirlOfTheWeek boyfriend]] Norman was a zombie but he was in fact a stack of gnomes, and in the episode "Headhunters", where Dipper and Mabel believe that the gossip writer is the killer of wax Stan, when the crime was perpetrated by the vengeful wax statues the real Stan had locked away for years.
11th Aug '16 8:20:14 PM Blazer
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* The very first issue of ''ComicBook/{{Superwoman}}'' delivered this to readers. The promo material and the solicitations seemed to hint that the heroine of the series was ComicBook/TheNew52 version of ComicBook/LoisLane, seeing as she gained powers from the events of ''[[ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague The Final Days of Superman]]''. [[spoiler:Turns out, there was a ''second'' Superwoman - Lana Lang - and Lois ends up ''dying'' at the end of the first issue.]]
10th Aug '16 6:14:01 PM TitaniumDragon
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* ''Fanfic/RuinValue'' is set AfterTheEnd, and describes Celestia searching the ruins of a post-modern city for supplies. The story describes many details about the city, but the whole story intentionally leaves the reader with the sense that the story is set well after the end of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic. [[spoiler: The story is actually a StealthPrequel to the series, set in HumanitysWake.]]
10th Aug '16 1:46:53 PM greatpikminfan
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** One that spans the entire series is the "Zodiac," a collection of ten symbols on a wheel with [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] depicted in the center. A number of these are seen right from the start of the series -- the six-fingered hand print on Journal 3, the shooting star on Mabel's sweater, etc, while others are less obvious. This wheel flashes at the end of the intro in every episode, and Bill himself displays this at the end of his debut. By the finale, it's revealed that bringing the ten people associated with those symbols together is a key to defeating Bill. They gather around in a circle on a drawing of the wheel, start [[PowerGlows glowing,]] and... an argument between Stan and Ford delays the process long enough for Bill to not only destroy the wheel Ford drew, but turn everyone who isn't a Pines into a tapestry. By the time they're freed, Bill is already destroyed by another method.
8th Aug '16 3:37:00 AM bwburke94
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** The OST has a track called "Song That Might Play When You Fight Sans", a ''VideoGame/MegaManX''-styled remix of Sans's theme "sans." and Papyrus's theme "NYEH HEH HEH". It is never used at any point in the game. [[spoiler:That's because "Megalovania" is used instead. The use of "Might" in the title was very deliberate.]]

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** The OST soundtrack has a track called "Song That Might Play When You Fight Sans", a ''VideoGame/MegaManX''-styled remix of Sans's theme "sans." and Papyrus's theme "NYEH HEH HEH". [[CutSong It is never used at any point in the game. [[spoiler:That's because "Megalovania" is used instead. The game]] -- the use of "Might" in the title was very deliberate.]]
6th Aug '16 3:13:44 PM Potman
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** Simon Skinner is also a subverted example of the trope. He's initially set up as a DevilInPlainSight and blatantly pointed out as the most likely and the most predictable antagonist. Instead of turning out to not be villain, he turns out to be just one of the many.
27th Jul '16 11:47:04 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Played with very cleverly; Sidney's boyfriend Billy is very obviously set up as the killer, and given the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy nature of the film and its characters]], the audience will assume that this is a Red Herring. [[spoiler:It's not. Billy actually ''is'' the killer; the true twist was that Stu was his [[TwoDunIt partner in crime]]. Bonus points for faking his death too]].

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*** Played with very cleverly; Sidney's boyfriend Billy is very obviously set up as the killer, and given the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[GenreSavvy savvy nature of the film and its characters]], the audience will assume that this is a Red Herring. [[spoiler:It's not. Billy actually ''is'' the killer; the true twist was that Stu was his [[TwoDunIt partner in crime]]. Bonus points for faking his death too]].
27th Jul '16 10:14:29 AM YourDoom
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** This was also done unintentionally in the second chapter. There's a single page focusing on a group of glowing photos showing footprints in the sand. WordOfGod has said that he intended these pictures to be important later on, but later dropped the idea.
10th Jul '16 5:52:20 PM MaxWest2
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* ''Literature/YouBeTheJury'': Usually, one or two of the illustrated evidence exhibits helped to reach a verdict of guilty or not guilty. In most cases, the third piece of evidence is completely useless.
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