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12th Dec '17 12:26:13 PM infernape612
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'':

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* ''VideoGame/{{Singularity}}'' has an interesting example; the Red Herring is on account of Creator/NolanNorth. His distinctly recognizable voice is lent to Devlin, the protagonist's RedShirt squaddie. Because the game is about time travel, you either assume the familiar sounding but shadowed man who yells one line in the same voice is Devlin on account of an alternate timeline bringing him there, or you pass it off as a voice actor being recycled, as happens in many games. It's actually North being recycled, but the character he's recycled as is ''the protagonist,'' from the future..

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** When it's time to figure out the true identity of the killer, it's noted that [[spoiler:Ryotaro Dojima]] objectively fits all of the major points for the killer's profile ([[spoiler:he had contact with Mayumi Yamano and Saki Konishi as a police detective, he would not have been considered suspicious at the scenes of the crimes, and he could have monitored and threatened the protagonist in his own home without raising suspicion]])... but it's pointed out that [[spoiler:he nearly ''died'' pursuing Namatame, and would never harm his own daughter]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Singularity}}'' has an interesting example; the Red Herring is on account of Creator/NolanNorth. His distinctly recognizable voice is lent to Devlin, the protagonist's RedShirt squaddie. Because the game is about time travel, you either assume the familiar sounding but shadowed man who yells one line in the same voice is Devlin on account of an alternate timeline bringing him there, or you pass it off as a voice actor being recycled, as happens in many games. It's actually North being recycled, but the character he's recycled as is ''the protagonist,'' from the future..future.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': That coming disaster the ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth that keeps showing up at random intervals is talking about has to be TheMole and TheConspiracy that have been threaded throughout the story coming to kill you and your party, right? [[spoiler:Wrong, they're actually talking about the BigGood being impersonated by the game's real BigBad, who has been playing you and the villains from the opening of the game, and is planning to start eating reality after you're done dealing with TheConspiracy for it.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona5'': That coming disaster the ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth that keeps showing up at random intervals is talking about has to be TheMole and TheConspiracy that have been threaded throughout the story coming to kill you and your party, right? [[spoiler:Wrong, they're actually talking about the BigGood being impersonated by the game's real BigBad, who has been playing you and the villains from the opening of the game, and is planning to start eating reality after you're done dealing with TheConspiracy for it.]]
8th Dec '17 7:04:31 PM sinmenon
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** And when Dr. Armstrong disappears, murdered by drowning by the real killer, the other recall the poem saying 'red herring' and try to be genre savvy and believe that the former was faking this death.
8th Dec '17 6:11:13 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/AoNoFlag'': Early chapters point to Touma being in love with his sister-in-law and former teacher Akiko. Chapter 5 however, reveals that this was a lie that he created to hide the fact he [[ArmoredClosetGay is in love with his childhood friend Taichi]].
3rd Dec '17 1:54:12 AM lillolillo
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Who Is Superwoman?'' Kara suspects that her old friend Thara Ak-Var is the evil Superwoman who aided and abetted her father's murderer because Thara was Kandor's security head. It turned out that Superwoman is [[spoiler:Lucy Lane, the younger sister of Comicbook/LoisLane]].

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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Who ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Who Is Superwoman?'' Superwoman?]]'' Kara suspects that her old friend Thara Ak-Var is the evil Superwoman who aided and abetted her father's murderer because Thara was Kandor's security head. It turned out that Superwoman is [[spoiler:Lucy Lane, the younger sister of Comicbook/LoisLane]].
25th Nov '17 12:39:30 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''Manga/{{BioMeat|Nectar}}'': the first chapter shows your typical split-screen shot of the main characters, which seems to set up a FiveManBand. The first one of the five that we see is even given a name, but when the time comes, he decides not to join up with the other four. In fact, he almost gets them killed by cutting the rope one of the heroes is going down. He gets his KarmicDeath soon enough.'

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* ''Manga/{{BioMeat|Nectar}}'': the first chapter shows your typical split-screen shot of the main characters, which seems to set up a FiveManBand. The first one of the five that we see is even given a name, but when the time comes, he decides not to join up with the other four. In fact, he almost gets them killed by cutting the rope one of the heroes is going down. He gets his KarmicDeath soon enough.'
25th Nov '17 6:59:11 AM Odacon_Spy
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** ''WebVideo/ElevenLittleRoosters'' has a mysterious figure in a black hoodie who appears at the scene of several assassinations. The viewers, and [[TheProtagonist Agent Moose]], are left to assume that this is the Saboteur in disguise, surveying their handiwork, but by the end of the series the two are revealed to be unrelated and who the person in the hoodie's identity is never explained. And, just like in Nan Quest below, their presence in one scene gives the ''real'' Saboteur an alibi.

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** ''WebVideo/ElevenLittleRoosters'' has a mysterious figure in a black hoodie who appears at the scene of several assassinations. The viewers, and [[TheProtagonist Agent Moose]], are left to assume that this is the Saboteur in disguise, surveying their handiwork, but by the end of the series the two are revealed to be unrelated and who the person in the hoodie's identity is never explained. And, just like in Nan Quest below, their presence in one scene gives misleads the audience to assume that the ''real'' Saboteur has an alibi.
22nd Nov '17 11:43:52 AM comicwriter
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* In the ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' episode "LOST HERITAGE," the members of Section 9 try to stop an assassin named Yu from killing a Chinese politician. After discovering that Yu has carefully imported a sniper rifle from overseas, they spend the bulk of the episode working on the assumption that he plans to shoot the politician from a distance. Then, just before the killing is scheduled to occur, Togusa finds a teenage boy BoundAndGagged in a bathroom stall, with his school uniform having been stolen. It turns out that the sniper rifle was a clever misdirect, and Yu's ''real'' plan was to disguise himself as a high school student so that he could get close enough to the politician to stab him to death.

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* In the ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' episode "LOST HERITAGE," the members of Section 9 try to stop an assassin named Yu from killing a Chinese politician. After discovering that Yu has carefully imported a sniper rifle from overseas, they spend the bulk of the episode working on under the assumption that he plans to shoot the politician from a distance. Then, just before the killing is scheduled to occur, Togusa finds a teenage boy BoundAndGagged in a bathroom stall, with his school uniform having been stolen. It turns out that the sniper rifle was a clever misdirect, and Yu's ''real'' plan was to disguise himself as a high school student so that he could get close enough to the politician to stab him to death.
18th Nov '17 9:37:21 AM zaqq
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** There are scenes that hint at Caleb possibly being the real AI, and Ava being used to test his humanity. Lampshaded when Caleb, himself, starts to wonder if he's real, after the reveal that Kyoko is a AI. He checks to see if his own skin is fake and even cuts himself.

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** There are scenes that hint at Caleb possibly being the real AI, and Ava being used to test his humanity. Lampshaded when Caleb, himself, starts to wonder if he's real, after the reveal that Kyoko is a an AI. He checks to see if his own skin is fake and even cuts himself.
15th Nov '17 7:08:25 PM comicwriter
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* In the ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' episode "LOST HERITAGE," the members of Section 9 try to stop an assassin named Yu from killing a visiting politician from China. After discovering that Yu has carefully imported a sniper rifle from overseas, they spend the bulk of the episode working on the assumption that he plans to shoot the politician from a distance. Then, just before the killing is scheduled to occur, Togusa finds a teenage boy BoundAndGagged in a bathroom stall, with his school uniform having been stolen. It turns out that the sniper rifle was a clever misdirect, and Yu's ''real'' plan was to disguise himself as a high school student so that he could get close enough to the politician to stab him to death.

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* In the ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' episode "LOST HERITAGE," the members of Section 9 try to stop an assassin named Yu from killing a visiting politician from China.Chinese politician. After discovering that Yu has carefully imported a sniper rifle from overseas, they spend the bulk of the episode working on the assumption that he plans to shoot the politician from a distance. Then, just before the killing is scheduled to occur, Togusa finds a teenage boy BoundAndGagged in a bathroom stall, with his school uniform having been stolen. It turns out that the sniper rifle was a clever misdirect, and Yu's ''real'' plan was to disguise himself as a high school student so that he could get close enough to the politician to stab him to death.
15th Nov '17 6:45:56 PM comicwriter
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* At the start of ''Comicbook/XForce'', ''X-Force'', false hints were dropped that Comicbook/{{Cable}} and his arch-enemy Stryfe might be the same person (they use a bunch of the same catchphrases, and Stryfe removes his helmet for the first time showing readers that he has the same face as Cable), playing X-Force and the Mutant Liberation Front against each other for some reason. It's later shown that there's [[CloningBlues a completely different reason for their similarities]].

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* At the start of ''Comicbook/XForce'', ''X-Force'', false hints were dropped that Comicbook/{{Cable}} and his arch-enemy Stryfe might be the same person (they use a bunch of the same catchphrases, and Stryfe removes his helmet for the first time showing readers that he has the same face as Cable), playing X-Force and the Mutant Liberation Front against each other for some reason. It's later shown that there's [[CloningBlues a completely different reason for their similarities]].
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