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12th Jul '16 5:28:54 PM Arkhia
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* In the ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' fanfic ''Fail Better'' it's implied that every attempt to break a prophecy ended in this. Lucia was the first one who tricked the system.

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* In the ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' fanfic ''Fail Better'' it's implied that every attempt to break a prophecy ended in this. Lucia was the first one who tricked could trick the system.
12th Jul '16 5:26:39 PM Arkhia
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* In the ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' fanfic ''Fail Better'' it's implied that every attempt to break a prophecy ended in this. Lucia was the first one who tricked the system.
11th Jul '16 12:27:20 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''[[FanFic/AdoptedDisplaced You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter]]'': Pinkie Pie explains the concept to Zeus, and later Cronos, and they realize the mistakes they've made as a result. This leads to a much happier ending for both. (Namely, they don't get killed by Kratos.)
11th Jul '16 5:45:44 AM Sapphirea2
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** The Series 9 StoryArc teases a Gallifreyan prophecy about a half-Time Lord, half-Dalek warrior known as "The Hybrid" starting in its second episode, and from there the Doctor deals with a variety of hybrid beings. In the three-part finale, the Doctor is revealed to be the one person who can reveal who or what it is, and [[spoiler: Rassilon]] has him captured and given a ColdBloodedTorture treatment to bring out the truth about a creature destined to stand in the ruins to [[spoiler: Gallifrey]] and perhaps all of space and time. What makes all this self-fulfilling? [[spoiler: It's ''possible'' the Doctor '''doesn't''' know what the Hybrid is. But capturing and torturing him '''and''' accidentally getting his beloved companion Clara killed along the way drives him to madness, and he proceeds to escape his confession dial, bloodlessly depose Rassilon and conquer Gallifrey, and then try to bring Clara back from the grave, almost destroying the universe in the process and traveling to the end of time to stand in its ruins. Whatever the Hybrid really is, '''if it even exists''' (several possibilities are raised, none definitively confirmed), it is the Doctor who truly embodies the prophecy, by his own remorseful admission]].

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** The Series 9 StoryArc teases a Gallifreyan prophecy about a half-Time Lord, half-Dalek warrior known as "The Hybrid" starting in its second episode, and from there the Doctor deals with a variety of hybrid beings. In the three-part finale, the Doctor is revealed to be the one person who can reveal knows who or what it is, and [[spoiler: Rassilon]] has him captured and given a ColdBloodedTorture treatment to bring out the truth about a creature destined to stand in the ruins to of [[spoiler: Gallifrey]] and perhaps destroy all of space and time. What makes all this self-fulfilling? [[spoiler: It's ''possible'' possible the Doctor '''doesn't''' know what the Hybrid is. it is, just that it's ''not'' Time Lord/Dalek. Several possibilities are raised as to its identity, but none are confirmed. But capturing and torturing him the Doctor '''and''' accidentally getting his beloved companion Clara killed along the way drives him to madness, and he proceeds to escape his confession dial, bloodlessly depose Rassilon and conquer Gallifrey, and then try to bring trick the Time Lords into effectively bringing Clara back from the grave, grave with promises of answers to their questions -- in the process almost destroying the universe in the process and traveling to the end of time to stand in its ruins. Whatever the Hybrid really is, '''if it even exists''' (several possibilities are raised, none definitively confirmed), it is the Gallifrey's ruins. The Doctor who truly embodies thus becomes the prophecy, Hybrid, by his own remorseful admission]].admission -- all because someone was determined to keep it from coming to pass]].
11th Jul '16 5:37:15 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the double-episode story The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood. A group of humans come into contact with Alaya, a member of the Silurian race. She then predicts that one of the humans will kill her, and that her death will trigger a war that wipes out humanity. The humans refuse to believe her, but then one woman sneaks in, [[spoiler:gets in to an argument with Alaya, and ends up accidentally murdering her with a stun gun. Then it turns out that Alaya's sister is the leader of the Silurian military, and she really doesn't like humans..]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the double-episode story The "The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood. A Earth"/"Cold Blood", a group of humans come into contact with Alaya, a member of the Silurian race. She then predicts that one of the humans will kill her, and that her death will trigger a war that wipes out humanity. The humans refuse to believe her, but then one woman sneaks in, [[spoiler:gets in to an argument with Alaya, and ends up accidentally murdering her with a stun gun. Then it turns out that Alaya's sister is the leader of the Silurian military, and she really doesn't like humans..]].


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** The Series 9 StoryArc teases a Gallifreyan prophecy about a half-Time Lord, half-Dalek warrior known as "The Hybrid" starting in its second episode, and from there the Doctor deals with a variety of hybrid beings. In the three-part finale, the Doctor is revealed to be the one person who can reveal who or what it is, and [[spoiler: Rassilon]] has him captured and given a ColdBloodedTorture treatment to bring out the truth about a creature destined to stand in the ruins to [[spoiler: Gallifrey]] and perhaps all of space and time. What makes all this self-fulfilling? [[spoiler: It's ''possible'' the Doctor '''doesn't''' know what the Hybrid is. But capturing and torturing him '''and''' accidentally getting his beloved companion Clara killed along the way drives him to madness, and he proceeds to escape his confession dial, bloodlessly depose Rassilon and conquer Gallifrey, and then try to bring Clara back from the grave, almost destroying the universe in the process and traveling to the end of time to stand in its ruins. Whatever the Hybrid really is, '''if it even exists''' (several possibilities are raised, none definitively confirmed), it is the Doctor who truly embodies the prophecy, by his own remorseful admission]].
4th Jul '16 1:55:15 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act III'': In chapters 23 and 24, after Ahakon has a dream about Yukari that leads to him calling her name in his sleep, Apoch and Astreal begin to mistreat Yukari to the extent that they outright try to ''murder'' her, fearing she might take him away from them. In the latter chapter, their actions, combined with the fact that Ahakon was caught in the crossfire and nearly killed by Apoch and Astreal's attack while trying to save Yukari, end up being one of the main reasons Ahakon breaks up with them in favor of Yukari.
4th Jul '16 1:15:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** Many, perhaps most, prophecies in [=WoT=] seem to work this way. For example, one well-known prophecy states that the Stone of Tear (a fortress in the middle of a major city) would never fall until Callandor (a super-powerful ancient sword held in the Stone) was wielded by the hand of the Dragon (TheChosenOne). When the main character was told that he was the Dragon by what he considered untrustworthy sources and wanted to know for sure, he snuck into the Stone and yanked Callandor. Sure enough, he was the Dragon, but he probably never would even have heard of Callandor let alone decided to try to claim it if not for the prophecy. Memorably, Moiraine (Rand's personal [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]]) was ''pissed'' that he had decided to go for Callandor so quickly, as he was most definitively ''not ready''. We can only imagine her reaction if she knew what had happened on his trip there.
26th Jun '16 7:28:39 AM catmuto
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* In ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'', the main character, Mitsuki, is fated to die in a year, but there's a prophecy that a mysterious person is fated to come along and prevent her death, so two shinigami are sent to prevent Mitsuki and that person from meeting...[[spoiler: and then Takuto, the male of the two shinigami, falls in love with Mitsuki, and turns out to be the person who prevents her death.]]

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* In ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'', the main character, Mitsuki, is fated to die in a year, but there's a prophecy that a mysterious person is fated to come along and prevent her death, so two shinigami are sent to prevent Mitsuki and that person from meeting...[[spoiler: and then Takuto, the male of the two shinigami, falls in love with Mitsuki, and [[spoiler:and it turns out that her meeting the two shinigami ''is'' what caused her death to be the person who prevents prevented, because her death.]]outlook on life changed because of them]].
1st Jun '16 2:08:04 AM Nintendoman01
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Frieza's [[TheEmpire empire]] has been falling apart without him, and while [[EvenEvilHasStandards not happy with the idea]], his minions use the Dragon Balls to bring him BackFromTheDead because they see Frieza's [[TheDreaded fear factor]] as the only way to restore it to its former glory. Instead of going back to rule his empire as they expected, Frieza throws it all away for the sake of [[RevengeBeforeReason petty revenge on Goku]], only to get himself killed and his entire army destroyed; by bringing him back to life, Frieza's minions ensured the destruction of his empire, the very thing they wanted to prevent.
24th May '16 7:45:31 AM DenisK21
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** The eldest LITERAL frog sage gave a prophecy that Jiraiya would travel the world to write a book, meet a boy with power in his eyes, and train the one who would change the world for the better. Thing is, this prophecy only ever got anywhere because the sage TOLD Jiraiya about it in the first place.
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