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17th Nov '17 6:21:44 PM Balgruufgat
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** Each season ends with a scene relating to a symbol of fire or ice, alternating between the two each season. They also seems to have a bi-seasonal switch between a Supernatural ending and a Mundane ending.

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** Each season ends The first four seasons end with a scene relating to a symbol of fire or ice, alternating between the two each season. They also seems to have a bi-seasonal switch between a Supernatural ending and a Mundane ending.
8th Oct '17 12:09:59 PM HeyFella
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanWhiteKnight'': During his meeting with the GCPD, the cured Joker breaks free of his cuffs, and the following panel where he rests his arms on the table in front of him as he tears down Batman and the police force piece by piece makes it clear that Jack Napier has the upper hand whereas the GCPD no longer has any power over him.
9th Aug '17 11:38:52 PM PaulA
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* ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' has Chief Bromden's role as narrator and the specifics of his hallucinations. Bromden's hallucinations (his belief in everyone receiving mechanical implants, his MindControlConspiracy theory "The Combine," etc.) guide the book's symbolism.

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* ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' has Chief Bromden's role as narrator and the specifics of his hallucinations. Bromden's hallucinations (his belief in everyone receiving mechanical implants, his MindControlConspiracy theory "The Combine," etc.) guide the book's symbolism.
15th Jun '17 3:54:42 PM TompaDompa
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* In-universe example in ''Film/TheDraughtsmansContract'': Mrs. Herbert points out the significance of pomegranates in Myth/ClassicalMythology when Mr. Neville brings her some.
28th May '17 4:17:32 PM WillyFourEyes
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** WordOfGod states that not even the producers are sure what's intended to be symbolic and what isn't. The only thing that Anno is sure of, is that the crosses are only there because they looked badass.

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** WordOfGod states that not even the producers are sure what's intended to be symbolic and what isn't. The only thing that Anno is sure of, is that [[CreepyCoolCrosses the crosses are only there because they looked badass.badass]].
28th May '17 10:41:51 AM gb00393
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** Just before the arrows start flying, Roose Bolton shows Catelyn Stark what he has "up his sleeve".
10th May '17 9:53:58 AM Madrugada
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Contrast FauxSymbolism (when something only appears symbolic), WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic, EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory (when people see symbolism in everything). See also StockMonsterSymbolism.

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Contrast FauxSymbolism (when something only appears symbolic), WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic, EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory (when people see religious symbolism in everything). See also StockMonsterSymbolism.
2nd May '17 2:29:51 PM PikaHikariKT
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' relied on this in one episode of ''Sun and Moon'' to clue viewers in to [[spoiler:Stoutland's rapid decline and eventual death]]. There are far less leaves on the tree near its home as there were a few episodes ago, and when [[spoiler:Litten realizes its mentor's offscreen death]] its couch bed suddenly breaks followed by a sudden downpour. After [[spoiler:Litten]] comes to terms with the event, its face is seen in the clouds...and a rainbow above its underpass home, possibly symbolizing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bridge_(pets) rainbow bridge.]]
15th Mar '17 8:45:53 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''):
** InUniverse, the red eyes of the Voidbringers are seen as a ''very'' bad sign.
** SymbolicWings occur out-of universe, since the image doesn't exist in Alethi culture. [[spoiler:Kaladin's ascension to a full Knight Radiant is coupled with frost behind him forming into the shape of wings briefly]]. In Universe, the 'wings' are most likely the glyphs that make up the oath he just swore, but since birds are exceptionally rare in this world, wings don't have any special symbolism attached to them.
8th Mar '17 10:15:49 AM tdwally
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* Kamina's V-shaped shades in ''Anime/GurrenLagann'' are somewhat ridiculous, especially in light of the fact that he originally started wearing them while living underground. However, they symbolize the facade of bravado he often wears to inspire others (and himself), and when not wearing them he is quieter and less confident but also more sincere. In particular, the shades fall off before both his brief HeroicBSOD and his heart to heart talks with Simon. [[spoiler:When Kamina comes to help him escape the LotusEaterMachine, the shades are nowhere to be seen.]]
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