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29th Nov '16 6:39:17 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** Many theorize the same thing happened in the 2016 election. Even though both candidates were incredibly unpopular, Hillary Clinton still seem to have it in the bag with most media outlets and celebrities supporting her. Speculation of the outcome was also highly in her favor. A lot of her supporters went on the bandwagon of treating her as the only right choice. Their tactics of trying to sway voters got increasingly worse leading many 3rd party voters or people who weren't planning to vote to vote Trump instead. By the end Trump, to the surprise of many, won.
3rd Nov '16 8:46:45 PM TheSinful
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* ''Fanfic/PrincessOfTheBlacks'' has an especially ironic example. Dumbledore, who in canon remarked that Voldemort's attempts to circumvent the prophecy caused it to come to fruition, fears a prophecy about one of the Potter twins "knowing only darkness" and possibly being the one to defeat Voldemort; so he sets out to have the appropriate twin permanently removed from the Magical World. Little Jen would spend four years in an abusive home before she was blinded and abandoned; she went on to grow up a child prostitute and become an ''immensely'' powerful Black Witch. Throughout the series, Dumbledore proves incapable of realizing that Jen's darkness is his own fault, instead believing that she was born evil.
31st Oct '16 7:21:30 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Later in the series, it's stated that there ''is'' one way to prevent a self-fulfilling prophecy: killing yourself immediately after the prophecy is made. Any other attempt to avoid it will play the trope straight.

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** Later This is discussed later on in the series, and it's stated that there ''is'' one the only sure way to prevent a self-fulfilling prophecy: killing yourself one of these prophecies coming to pass is to immediately after kill oneself (an example is given of an elf seeing a premonition of him killing his son in battle and committing suicide so he wouldn't do it), because the prophecy is made. Any other attempt premonitions don't tell you what choices you made to avoid it will play make the trope straight.future that you saw.
30th Oct '16 8:03:58 PM EvilKid
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Baron Wulfenbach's belief that Agatha Heterodyne can't be taken lightly and potentially dangerous may have some points. But the utter length of his effort makde him and his empire vulnerable to the danger he fears (read Agatha and Mechanicsburg) or to other dangers (read: practically everyone else) be they [[MadScientist sparks]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Stormlords]], or [[CrapsackWorld other]] entities. Well, if you don't get it [[spoiler: he is been [[BrainwashedAndCrazy wasped]] [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup (one of a kind, mind you)]] in the ambush he himself led; some of his forces lost in Sturmhalten and Mechanicsburg though many also got out safely; peace so he protects so hard lost as [[ForeverWar "everyone is fighting everybody".]] Finally, he sealed himself and Mechanicsburg to prevent himself used as Other's servant and Mechanicsburg based on aforementioned paranoia.]]
23rd Oct '16 11:13:06 AM Euodiachloris
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** She also seems to be on her way to fulfilling her own personal interpretation of the part regarding her children - "gold shall be their crowns, and gold shall be their shrouds". It does ''not'' necessarily say that her children will die before her, but she fears that it does. [[spoiler:However, the way she raised Joffrey as a monster set him up to be killed by the Tyrells to protect Margaery... which to allow her to marry the more pliable Tommen... who becomes a boy-king at a ''very'' unstable time. Meanwhile, Myrcella is in Dorne as part of an arranged betrothal, surrounded by people with little cause to love Lannisters, despite her being an olive branch between kingdoms... all because Cersei refused to undergo something similar.]]

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** She also seems to be on her way to fulfilling her own personal interpretation of the part regarding her children - "gold shall be their crowns, and gold shall be their shrouds". It does ''not'' necessarily say that her children will die before her, but she fears that it does. [[spoiler:However, the way she raised Joffrey as a monster set him up to be killed by the Tyrells to protect Margaery... his bride, Margaery Tyrell... which to allow then allows her to marry the more pliable Tommen... who becomes a boy-king at a ''very'' ''very'', very unstable time.time liable to generate numerous ways to kill him. Meanwhile, Myrcella is in Dorne as part of an arranged betrothal, surrounded by people with little cause to love Lannisters, despite her being an olive branch between kingdoms... all because Cersei refused to undergo something similar.]]
17th Oct '16 12:06:53 PM IfWeShadowsHaveOffended
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* the Spanish romance El Enamorado y La Muerte counts as this: A young man sees Death standing in his bedroom.She tells him he has one hour to live.The man flees to the house of his mistress,but she can't let him in through the door because her parents are home. She eventually throws him a rope so he can climb through the window. The rope breaks,and the young man falls to his death,just as the hour has passed.[[/folder]]
6th Oct '16 1:33:28 AM Malitia
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* A problem in ''ComicBook/CivilWarII''. Many of Ulysses' visions towards the heroes seems to prove true because of the heroes' paranoid attempts to stop them, especially if they involve [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]].

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* A problem in ''ComicBook/CivilWarII''. Many of Ulysses' visions towards the heroes seems to prove true because of the heroes' paranoid attempts to stop them, especially if they involve [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]]. It's because Ulysses' visions work by extrapolating from the now, and Carol is the most prone to paranoidly jump on every one of them, which became a variable in his data pool. They got locked in a ''prophecy self-fulfilling feedback loop'' so to speak.
3rd Oct '16 4:22:55 AM Blazer
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* A problem in ''ComicBook/CivilWarII''. Many of Ulysses' visions towards the heroes seems to prove true because of the heroes' paranoid attempts to stop them, especially if they involve [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]].
19th Sep '16 11:47:28 PM Eagal
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* The self-fulfilling prophecy is a fairly major sociological concept. The idea is that when other people expect something of a person, that person will act that way as a result of their actions. Sociologists once performed an experiment where they continually told children that blue-eyed children were worse than other children. When they tested the children afterwards, the blue-eyed children performed worse than before.
** The blue-eyes experiment was actually a study in bigotry and privilege; self-fulfilling prophecies in performance were a side-effect. Here's an experiment which examined self-fulfilling prophecy directly: a class of children were given an aptitude test, and afterwards their teacher was told that child X's results showed him/her to be particularly gifted. Child X had, in fact, been drawn at random. When the experimenters followed up on the class a few months later, they found that X was performing much better than before -- because the teacher was giving them more attention.

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* The self-fulfilling prophecy is a fairly major sociological concept. The idea is that when other people expect something of a person, that person will act that way as a result of their actions. Sociologists once performed an experiment where they continually told children that blue-eyed children were worse than other children. When they tested the children afterwards, the blue-eyed children performed worse than before.
** The blue-eyes experiment was actually a study in bigotry and privilege; self-fulfilling prophecies in performance were a side-effect. Here's an experiment which examined self-fulfilling prophecy directly:
In one test, a class of children were given an aptitude test, and afterwards their teacher was told that child X's results showed him/her to be particularly gifted. Child X had, in fact, been drawn at random. When the experimenters followed up on the class a few months later, they found that X was performing much better than before -- because the teacher was giving them more attention.
8th Sep '16 7:11:12 PM PaulA
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* The November 1948 issue of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' printed a reader's letter reviewing the contents of the November ''1949'' issue. Editor Creator/JohnWCampbell then commissioned stories from the authors mentioned in the letter, making the actual November 1949 issue as close to the imaginary review as possible.

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* The November 1948 issue of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' ''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction'' printed a reader's letter reviewing the contents of the November ''1949'' issue. Editor Creator/JohnWCampbell then commissioned stories from the authors mentioned in the letter, making the actual November 1949 issue as close to the imaginary review as possible.
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