History Main / RevealingInjury

28th Jun '17 3:03:53 PM randomtroper89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted in the first ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'' movie, in which the evil vet fakes an injury after claiming the titular dog attacked him. Later George grabs him by the arm and a moment later realises that there's no injury at all.

to:

* Subverted Inverted in the first ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'' movie, in which the evil vet fakes an injury after claiming the titular dog attacked him. Later George grabs him by the arm and a moment later realises that there's no injury at all.
21st May '17 8:26:19 PM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Promised Land'': Middle daughter Dinah is attacked while walking home from her hospital volunteer job. She gets away after biting her assailants hand. The next day, her father jumps one of their neighbors after seeing that his hand is injured, but the man's wife confirms his story of being bitten by a ''dog''. Later in the episode, Dinah realizes she's [[AloneWithThePsycho alone with her would-be rapist]] when she sees the bite mark on ''his'' hand.
9th Apr '17 1:34:42 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''SailorNothing'', Aki is only able to recognize Himei in her Sailor guise because she has a black eye that Aki had noticed earlier in the day.

to:

* In ''SailorNothing'', ''Literature/SailorNothing'', Aki is only able to recognize Himei in her Sailor guise because she has a black eye that Aki had noticed earlier in the day.
26th Feb '17 3:08:23 PM KamenRiderOokalf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In A's, Signum declines to take a bath with the others, and after Hayate is out of the room, Zafira correctly guesses that Fate managed to cut through Signum's armor. Signum wanted to prevent Hayate from finding out that they were collecting Linker Cores to save her, as they know that she does not approve of their doing so.

to:

** In A's, ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', Signum declines to take a bath with the others, and after Hayate is out of the room, Zafira correctly guesses that Fate managed to cut through Signum's armor. Signum wanted to prevent Hayate from finding out that they were collecting Linker Cores to save her, as they know that she does not approve of their doing so.
26th Feb '17 2:52:50 PM Gamermaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is sort of borderline, but in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Strikers'', late in the season, protagonist Subaru fights some combat cyborgs who are kidnapping her big sister Ginga. She fails to save her and is seriously injured, which is when we see that [[spoiler: she is a combat cyborg too.]]

to:

* This is sort of borderline, but in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Strikers'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', late in the season, protagonist Subaru fights some combat cyborgs who are kidnapping her big sister Ginga. She fails to save her and is seriously injured, which is when we see that [[spoiler: she is a combat cyborg too.]]
6th Sep '16 9:13:23 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Literature/TheMadKing'' by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, which has an IdenticalStranger plot, Barney and Leopold get injured in different places during a fight near the end, which leads to a couple of people penetrating the last impersonation of the novel when they realize the man they're looking at has the wrong injury.
17th Aug '16 12:40:27 AM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Return of Preston Giles", Jessica realises the VictimOfTheWeek is the same man who attacked her in her hotel room because of the scratch marks she left on his hand when he grabbed her.
31st Mar '16 5:54:57 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is sort of borderline, but in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Strikers'', late in the season, protagonist Subaru fights some combat cyborgs who are kidnapping her big sister Ginga. She fails to save her and is seriously injured, which is when we see that [[spoiler: she is a combat cyborg too.]]

to:

* This is sort of borderline, but in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Strikers'', late in the season, protagonist Subaru fights some combat cyborgs who are kidnapping her big sister Ginga. She fails to save her and is seriously injured, which is when we see that [[spoiler: she is a combat cyborg too.]]



* ''Film/{{Bestseller}}'' opens with a masked robbery, during which one of the robbers is shown to have CigaretteBurns on his wrist, and gets stabbed by the protagonist Meechum. Years later Meechum is approached by a man claiming to have been the driver on that robbery. However when the man burns his wrist in a display of MachoMasochism, Meechum rips open his shirt to reveal the scar.

to:

* ''Film/{{Bestseller}}'' ''Film/BestSeller'' opens with a masked robbery, during which one of the robbers is shown to have CigaretteBurns on his wrist, and gets stabbed by the protagonist Meechum. Years later Meechum is approached by a man claiming to have been the driver on that robbery. However when the man burns his wrist in a display of MachoMasochism, Meechum rips open his shirt to reveal the scar.



* In ''StarTrekNewFrontier'', Starfleet figures out that Soleta is half-Romulan after she's badly injured after JumpingOnAGrenade for her commanding officer. (How, I don't know, given that her other half is Vulcan, and supposedly they're still close enough to each other to interbreed, so...)

to:

* In ''StarTrekNewFrontier'', ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', Starfleet figures out that Soleta is half-Romulan after she's badly injured after JumpingOnAGrenade for her commanding officer. (How, I don't know, given that her other half is Vulcan, and supposedly they're still close enough to each other to interbreed, so...)



** Also used in WomenOfTheOtherworld. Elena reads a version of the old legend in the Pack's history books: a knight wounded the werewolf's paw, came home to find his own wife bandaging her bloody hand, and killed her. As he gutted her, her unborn wolf cubs fell from her stomach. Overcome with horror, the knight committed suicide. Elena prefers to interpret the belly full of puppies as a metaphor for the knight's guilt when he realized he murdered his wife without letting her explain. In ''Broken'', [[spoiler: We learn she's at least half right about the puppies: female werewolves bear their young in human form.]]

to:

** Also used in WomenOfTheOtherworld.Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld. Elena reads a version of the old legend in the Pack's history books: a knight wounded the werewolf's paw, came home to find his own wife bandaging her bloody hand, and killed her. As he gutted her, her unborn wolf cubs fell from her stomach. Overcome with horror, the knight committed suicide. Elena prefers to interpret the belly full of puppies as a metaphor for the knight's guilt when he realized he murdered his wife without letting her explain. In ''Broken'', [[spoiler: We learn she's at least half right about the puppies: female werewolves bear their young in human form.]]



* There's a subtle version of something like this at the end of ''TheWreckOfTheZephyr'', [[spoiler:when the limp of the old man narrating the story is juxtaposed with the protagonist of the FramingStory having badly broken his leg at the end.]]

to:

* There's a subtle version of something like this at the end of ''TheWreckOfTheZephyr'', ''Literature/TheWreckOfTheZephyr'', [[spoiler:when the limp of the old man narrating the story is juxtaposed with the protagonist of the FramingStory having badly broken his leg at the end.]]



* A SweetValleyHigh book had the girls being courted by twin brothers, one of whom cuts his hand very badly while on a date with Elizabeth. Later, she sees that Jessica's date has a bandaged hand, revealing that there is no twin and that this guy is a jerk who's been playing games with both of them.
* An ''RL Stine'' book had a young hospital patient attacked in the shower. Unable to see, she manages to defend herself by cutting her assailant with a razor blade. For several days afterwards, she notices a cut on several people, all of whom provide plausible explanations. She's still fearful and suspicious and not until someone outright tells her that their cut is the result of the razor blade does she know who her attacker is.
* In a NancyDrew Files book, Nancy is attacked while skiing. Ned comes to her rescue, but the assailant escapes while he's tending to her. But not before Nancy notices that he favors his right leg. Later, while out skiing with one of the resorts instructors, Nancy realizes that she's AloneWithThePsycho when she notices that he has the same quirk that her attacker did.

to:

* A SweetValleyHigh Literature/SweetValleyHigh book had the girls being courted by twin brothers, one of whom cuts his hand very badly while on a date with Elizabeth. Later, she sees that Jessica's date has a bandaged hand, revealing that there is no twin and that this guy is a jerk who's been playing games with both of them.
* An ''RL Stine'' Creator/RLStine book had a young hospital patient attacked in the shower. Unable to see, she manages to defend herself by cutting her assailant with a razor blade. For several days afterwards, she notices a cut on several people, all of whom provide plausible explanations. She's still fearful and suspicious and not until someone outright tells her that their cut is the result of the razor blade does she know who her attacker is.
* In a NancyDrew Literature/NancyDrew Files book, Nancy is attacked while skiing. Ned comes to her rescue, but the assailant escapes while he's tending to her. But not before Nancy notices that he favors his right leg. Later, while out skiing with one of the resorts instructors, Nancy realizes that she's AloneWithThePsycho when she notices that he has the same quirk that her attacker did.



* ''Utopia'': The only thing anybody knows about Mr Rabbit's identity is the Chinese character for Rabbit carved on his belly. Of course, since nobody has ever seen the scar but knows what it might look like, it's easily [[spoiler: forged]].
* ''RobinOfSherwood'': The new Robin is shot in the leg, a young nobleman starts to limp. People notice.

to:

* ''Utopia'': ''Series/{{Utopia}}'': The only thing anybody knows about Mr Rabbit's identity is the Chinese character for Rabbit carved on his belly. Of course, since nobody has ever seen the scar but knows what it might look like, it's easily [[spoiler: forged]].
* ''RobinOfSherwood'': ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'': The new Robin is shot in the leg, a young nobleman starts to limp. People notice.



* In an episode of ''DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' Sully identifies the leader of the Klu Klux Klan by revealing the burn mark on his arm that he sustained at a rally the night before.

to:

* In an episode of ''DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' Sully identifies the leader of the Klu Klux Klan by revealing the burn mark on his arm that he sustained at a rally the night before.



* While not an injury per se, there is an episode of ''WhiteCollar'' where Neal gets himself captured and drugged up with an unspecified drug that makes him higher than a kite. When Peter rescues him Neal admits to him that he trusts Peter more than anyone - a revelation he probably wouldn't have made if he weren't so loopy.

to:

* While not an injury per se, there is an episode of ''WhiteCollar'' ''Series/WhiteCollar'' where Neal gets himself captured and drugged up with an unspecified drug that makes him higher than a kite. When Peter rescues him Neal admits to him that he trusts Peter more than anyone - a revelation he probably wouldn't have made if he weren't so loopy.



* In ''The Sopranos'' Tony Blundetto is identified as the killer of Joey Peeps after witnesses claimed Peeps' killer ran away with a limp. Blundetto received the injury when Peeps' car ran over his foot.

to:

* In ''The Sopranos'' ''Series/TheSopranos'' Tony Blundetto is identified as the killer of Joey Peeps after witnesses claimed Peeps' killer ran away with a limp. Blundetto received the injury when Peeps' car ran over his foot.
31st Mar '16 5:53:11 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:{{Film}}]]

to:

[[folder:{{Film}}]][[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', the heroine is revealed to be a woman when she saves her commanding officer from death and is injured in the process. Their physician has to patch her up. He tries to be discreet about it, but informs her commanding officer, who is forced to expel her from the army. (Technically he's supposed to kill her, but he still felt gratitude so he let her live.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', the heroine is revealed to be a woman when she saves her commanding officer from death and is injured in the process. Their physician has to patch her up. He tries to be discreet about it, but informs her commanding officer, who is forced to expel her from the army. (Technically he's supposed to kill her, but he still felt gratitude so he let her live.)
31st Mar '16 5:51:35 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:Anime and Manga]]

to:

[[AC:Anime [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Anime
and Manga]]




[[AC:ComicBooks]]

to:

\n[[AC:ComicBooks]][[/folder]]

[[folder:ComicBooks]]




[[AC:{{Film}}]]

to:

\n[[AC:{{Film}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder:{{Film}}]]




[[AC:{{Literature}}]]

to:

\n[[AC:{{Literature}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder:{{Literature}}]]




[[AC:Live-Action TV]]

to:

\n[[AC:Live-Action [[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action
TV]]




[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

\n[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder:VideoGames]]




[[AC: Web Original]]

to:

\n[[AC: [[/folder]]

[[folder:
Web Original]]




[[AC: Web Comics]]

to:

\n[[AC: [[/folder]]

[[folder:
Web Comics]]




[[AC:WesternAnimation]]

to:

\n[[AC:WesternAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]




[[AC:Real Life]]

to:

\n[[AC:Real [[/folder]]

[[folder:Real
Life]]


Added DiffLines:

[[/folder]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 72. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.RevealingInjury