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18th Aug '17 5:15:34 PM infernape612
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* As mentioned in further detail on the WhamEpisode page, the season finale of ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' is one of these, what with [[spoiler:the feral Ezekiel stealing and destroying the money. Rverybody survived, although characters like Alejandro have received serious injuries]].

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* As mentioned in further detail on the WhamEpisode page, the season finale of ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' is one of these, what with [[spoiler:the feral Ezekiel stealing and destroying the money. Rverybody Everybody survived, although characters like Alejandro have received serious injuries]].
11th Aug '17 2:14:03 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The 2011 angle in which Wrestling/KevinNash suddenly appeared after the main event of ''Wrestling/SummerSlam'' was decided and attacked Wrestling/CMPunk after he had won, allowing Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase to win the title. After Nash revealed someone had texted him to attack the winner, a decent mystery angle ensued for a short bit, as there was a whole host of potential suspects, including Del Rio, who won the title from the attack, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, who had been ousted from power a while earlier and had his own motives, and likely the most logical suspect, Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, who was not only a Vince [=McMahon=] loyalist and could easily have been looking to undermine the show now that Triple H was in charge, but had also been seen suspiciously sending text messages at the end of his backstage segments. In the end, who sent Kevin Nash the text? It was... Kevin Nash, who broke into Triple H's office and sent the text from Hunter's phone to his own to justify doing it. Why did he do it? "To make WWE cool again," and because he felt Triple H wasn't his friend anymore. Laurinaitis' texting apparently was not only not to anybody important, but he would continue doing it after Nash had revealed the truth.



* Throughout 2014, the Puerto Rican version of the World Wrestling Council had been running an angle about Juan Manuel Ortega gathering together wrestlers and other industry figures for the purpose of [[LegionOfDoom ridding pro wrestling of the Colon family]]. Another angle involved a trio who called themselves La Revolución trying to eliminate the three top contenders for WWC's Universal Title, Ray González, Wrestling/CarlitoColon and the Juan Manuel Ortega managed Mighty Ursus. Then in mid 2015 the most unexpected thing happened. Carlito, Revolución and Ortega joined forces against Ursus and González, Revolución seemingly not caring Carlito was still a top title contender and Ortega taking so much pleasure in betraying his partner he forgot about his grudge against the family.
* The 2011 angle in which Wrestling/KevinNash suddenly appeared after the main event of ''Wrestling/SummerSlam'' was decided and attacked Wrestling/CMPunk after he had won, allowing Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase to win the title. After Nash revealed someone had texted him to attack the winner, a decent mystery angle ensued for a short bit, as there was a whole host of potential suspects, including Del Rio, who won the title from the attack, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, who had been ousted from power a while earlier and had his own motives, and likely the most logical suspect, Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, who was not only a Vince [=McMahon=] loyalist and could easily have been looking to undermine the show now that Triple H was in charge, but had also been seen suspiciously sending text messages at the end of his backstage segments. In the end, who sent Kevin Nash the text? It was... Kevin Nash, who broke into Triple H's office and sent the text from Hunter's phone to his own to justify doing it. Why did he do it? "To make WWE cool again," and because he felt Triple H wasn't his friend anymore. Laurinaitis' texting apparently was not only not to anybody important, but he would continue doing it after Nash had revealed the truth.

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* Throughout 2014, the Puerto Rican version of the World Wrestling Council had been running an angle about Juan Manuel Ortega gathering together wrestlers and other industry figures for the purpose of [[LegionOfDoom ridding pro wrestling of the Colon Colón family]]. Another angle involved a trio who called themselves La Revolución trying to eliminate the three top contenders for WWC's Universal Title, Ray González, Wrestling/CarlitoColon and the Juan Manuel Ortega managed Mighty Ursus. Then in mid 2015 the most unexpected thing happened. Carlito, Revolución and Ortega joined forces against Ursus and González, Revolución seemingly not caring Carlito was still a top title contender and Ortega taking so much pleasure in betraying his partner he forgot about his grudge against the family.
* The 2011 angle in which Wrestling/KevinNash suddenly appeared after the main event of ''Wrestling/SummerSlam'' was decided and attacked Wrestling/CMPunk after he had won, allowing Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase to win the title. After Nash revealed someone had texted him to attack the winner, a decent mystery angle ensued for a short bit, as there was a whole host of potential suspects, including Del Rio, who won the title from the attack, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, who had been ousted from power a while earlier and had his own motives, and likely the most logical suspect, Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, who was not only a Vince [=McMahon=] loyalist and could easily have been looking to undermine the show now that Triple H was in charge, but had also been seen suspiciously sending text messages at the end of his backstage segments. In the end, who sent Kevin Nash the text? It was... Kevin Nash, who broke into Triple H's office and sent the text from Hunter's phone to his own to justify doing it. Why did he do it? "To make WWE cool again," and because he felt Triple H wasn't his friend anymore. Laurinaitis' texting apparently was not only not to anybody important, but he would continue doing it after Nash had revealed the truth.
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7th Aug '17 3:09:31 PM Gemser
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'': In the very end, [[spoiler:an anvil falls from the ceiling and turns Polterguy, who was briefly turned into his human form, back into his ghost form. This comes completely out of thin air and makes no sense. It's presumably made by the Sardini Company, but they just were scared out of their house for the forth time and Vito does not seem to have any supernatural powers.]] Doubles up with an AssPull.
29th Jul '17 3:54:36 AM RedScharlach
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* The ending of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', which might as well have been Gainax self-parodying [[GainaxEnding their usual ending tendencies]], most certainly qualifies. [[spoiler:While the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] sisters are walking back to their home after the already [[MindScrew mind-screwing]] final battle with the BigBad, Stocking casually asks if her katanas could cut an angel, Panty says she thinks so, then out of nowhere Stocking starts chopping up Panty in 666 pieces and while everyone is gasping in surprise (just like the viewers), she just says "Sorry, I am actually a demon", [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Big Bad reappears out of Brief's privates]], [[YourHeadASplode Garterbelt's head explodes]] ([[GratuitousEnglish "Oh My God!"]]), BigBad lectures Brief on the trail of Panty's pieces he'll have to pick up to get her back and reopen the Hell's mouth, [[InvertedTrope Garterbelt's head unexplodes]] ("God My Oh!"), and the BigBad and [[TheMole Stocking]] walk away, while the other characters are still visibly shocked, even the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Daemon]] [[EvilCounterpart Sisters]]!. Cue the "To Be Continued in Next Season" sign.]]

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* The ending of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', which might as well have been Gainax self-parodying [[GainaxEnding their usual ending tendencies]], most certainly qualifies. [[spoiler:While the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] sisters are walking back to their home after the already [[MindScrew mind-screwing]] final battle with the BigBad, Stocking casually asks if her katanas could cut an angel, Panty says she thinks so, then out of nowhere Stocking starts chopping up Panty in into 666 pieces and while everyone is gasping in surprise (just like the viewers), she just says "Sorry, I am actually a demon", [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Big Bad reappears out of Brief's privates]], [[YourHeadASplode Garterbelt's head explodes]] ([[GratuitousEnglish "Oh My God!"]]), BigBad lectures Brief on the trail of Panty's pieces he'll have to pick up to get her back and reopen the Hell's mouth, [[InvertedTrope Garterbelt's head unexplodes]] ("God My Oh!"), and the BigBad and [[TheMole Stocking]] walk away, while the other characters are still visibly shocked, even the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Daemon]] [[EvilCounterpart Sisters]]!. Cue the "To Be Continued in Next Season" sign.]]



* One of the biggest in comic history happened when Creator/GrantMorrison's run on ''ComicBook/XMen'' finished with the reveal that [[spoiler:the wise Eastern mentor character Xorn Kuan-Yin was actually Magneto, who then proceeds to go berserk, level Manhattan, and force humans into death camps]]. This defies logic on a number of levels. [[spoiler: First off Magneto had been seen still living in Genosha shortly before the time Xorn joined the team. Secondly, Xorn used healing powers which Magneto lacks. Finally, it was complete CharacterDerailment; Morrison turned Magneto a WellIntentionedExtremist holocaust survivor with a Malcolm X-like philosophy into ANaziByAnyOtherName (though the alien mind control spores may have had something to do with that).]] The reason for this was apparently because [[spoiler: of the BroadStrokes style he uses Morrison did not see Magneto as anything other than "a mad old terrorist twat." Eventually, Marvel would RetCon this as being "Xorn's twin brother, possessed by the sentient mold Sublime, pretending to be Magneto, pretending to be Xorn". It's been said that Morrison was forced to make it Magneto by Marvel editorial.]] This fact and Morrison supposedly resenting it might account for a lot of the issues of the reveal. It's been said by people who apparently a) missed the unredacted version of Morrison's proposal being printed in one of the hardcover collected editions, where [[spoiler: Xorn was pitched to Marvel as Magneto in disguise]] before the run even started, b) missed the many interviews after the fact where Morrison said it was always his plan, and c) missed the various subtle clues planted virtually from the first that [[spoiler: Xorn was Magneto]], as collated [[https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!msg/rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks/ELmF0_KzNxM/aAgtgiyFIxMJ here]].

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* One of the biggest in comic history happened when Creator/GrantMorrison's run on ''ComicBook/XMen'' finished with the reveal that [[spoiler:the wise Eastern mentor character Xorn Kuan-Yin was actually Magneto, who then proceeds to go berserk, level Manhattan, and force humans into death camps]]. This defies logic on a number of levels. [[spoiler: First off Magneto had been seen still living in Genosha shortly before the time Xorn joined the team. Secondly, Xorn used healing powers which Magneto lacks. Finally, it was complete CharacterDerailment; Morrison turned Magneto from a WellIntentionedExtremist holocaust survivor with a Malcolm X-like philosophy into ANaziByAnyOtherName (though the alien mind control spores may have had something to do with that).]] The reason for this was apparently because [[spoiler: of the BroadStrokes style he uses Morrison did not see Magneto as anything other than "a mad old terrorist twat." Eventually, Marvel would RetCon this as being "Xorn's twin brother, possessed by the sentient mold Sublime, pretending to be Magneto, pretending to be Xorn". It's been said that Morrison was forced to make it Magneto by Marvel editorial.]] This fact and Morrison supposedly resenting it might account for a lot of the issues of the reveal. It's been said by people who apparently a) missed the unredacted version of Morrison's proposal being printed in one of the hardcover collected editions, where [[spoiler: Xorn was pitched to Marvel as Magneto in disguise]] before the run even started, b) missed the many interviews after the fact where Morrison said it was always his plan, and c) missed the various subtle clues planted virtually from the first that [[spoiler: Xorn was Magneto]], as collated [[https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!msg/rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks/ELmF0_KzNxM/aAgtgiyFIxMJ here]].



** A similar situation was with the "death" of Peter and MJ's baby. The issue where that happened ended with an associate of Norman Osborn -- the perpetrator of the entire Clone Saga and whose resurrection was a shocking swerve in and of itself -- taking a mysterious "parcel" and heading off on a boat to parts unknown. Savvy readers would have suspected that this would be the Parker's child, whose death was faked. Turns out this wasn't the case. Although later revealed to be just a cat, the creators revealed that there was never any intention to have the Parker's child survive and they just planned on endlessly teasing the fans with this with no plans of resolving the issue.

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** A similar situation was with the "death" of Peter and MJ's baby. The issue where that happened ended with an associate of Norman Osborn -- the perpetrator of the entire Clone Saga and whose resurrection was a shocking swerve in and of itself -- taking a mysterious "parcel" and heading off on a boat to parts unknown. Savvy readers would have suspected that this would be the Parker's Parkers' child, whose death was faked. Turns out this wasn't the case. Although later revealed to be just a cat, the creators revealed that there was never any intention to have the Parker's Parkers' child survive and they just planned on endlessly teasing the fans with this with no plans of resolving the issue.
23rd Jul '17 12:49:18 AM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' has a bunch of them, mostly due to the fact that Telltale Games decided to play fast and loose with the Batman mythos. The heaviest is that [[spoiler:Thomas Wayne was a crime boss and he and Martha were killed as revenge and Vicki Vale, usually Bruce Wayne's on-again/off-again girlfriend, is the BigBad of the series.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' has a bunch of them, mostly due to the fact that Telltale Games decided to play fast and loose with the Batman mythos. The heaviest is that [[spoiler:Thomas Wayne was a crime boss and he and Martha were killed as revenge and Vicki Vale, usually Bruce Wayne's on-again/off-again girlfriend, is the BigBad of the series.]]]] There's also another twist that ''might'' be one of these, depending on your choices. If you've chosen nothing by nice responses to [[spoiler: Harvey Dent]], this character's descent into KnightTemplar villainy comes out of nowhere, and is awkwardly hand-waved as being brought on by [[spoiler: Lady Arkham's drugs]].
19th Jul '17 8:54:16 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* ''{{Film/Flightplan}}'' has a twist that seems clever at first reveal, but progressively makes less and less sense as it goes on. The film's plot is that an aeronautics engineer named Kyle and her daughter Julia head from Berlin to New York for the father David's funeral after he dies in an accident, and the daughter goes missing on the plane... while nobody wants to admit she was even on in the first place. At the film's ending, it's revealed [[spoiler:everything was a conspiracy by the mortuary director, the air marshal and a flight attendant to ruin Kyle's reputation. David was murdered, the marshal had bribed the mortuary director to let him plant explosives in the casket, the marshal and flight attendant falsified the flight info to remove Julia's attendance record before she got on, and the plan was to accuse Kyle of threatening to blow up the explosives in the casket with her daughter inside unless she gets a wire of $50 million]]. This works until you consider a ''lot'' of mental gymnastics, namely the falsified info on a tight deadline, need to be exercised for this to work.
17th Jul '17 10:06:12 PM MagiMecha
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* ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'' has this habit of having a sudden twist at the end, with issues 3-5 particularly having a random hero being revealed as a HYDRA agent of some sort.
11th Jul '17 10:54:53 PM tsstevens
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* Parodied at the end of the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where the killer is revealed to be the retarded Doofy, who has already gotten away and is shown [[Film/TheUsualSuspects taking off his disguise]], and is then picked up by his girlfriend and [[TheBadGuyWins drives off into the sunset]]. Earlier in the film the girlfriend had no idea that he was even the mastermind, but they're revealed to have been working together in the ending.

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* Parodied at the end of the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where the killer is revealed to be the retarded handicapped Doofy, who has already gotten away and is shown [[Film/TheUsualSuspects taking off his disguise]], and is then picked up by his girlfriend and [[TheBadGuyWins drives off into the sunset]]. Earlier in the film the girlfriend had no idea that he was even the mastermind, but they're revealed to have been working together in the ending.
5th Jul '17 4:47:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': borderline
* ''Series/{{Curb Your Enthusiasm}}'': sometimes things were thrown into shock viewers, but a lot of the angry moments while integral to the plot. One classic example was the ending of the "The Grand Opening" episode, where everyone curses off at the end, just to shock.

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%%* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': borderline
* ''Series/{{Curb Your Enthusiasm}}'':
''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'': sometimes things were thrown into shock viewers, but a lot of the angry moments while integral to the plot. One classic example was the ending of the "The Grand Opening" episode, where everyone curses off at the end, just to shock.
5th Jul '17 4:44:02 PM Jupree
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* ''Film/{{Fresh}}'': borderline. Morseo in the first 44 minutes. Although it's more essentially a part of the movie, Fresh, while not anywhere near a little devil, does pretty bad things, specifically selling drugs, and a backtalker, to his dad, because the life of crime is appealing to him. Although this clearly changes [[spoiler:when Jake shoots Curtis and his crush, Rosie]]. Chuckie is a bad kid, but his is more intregal to the plot. The swerve was more implied in the trailer, where the first half of the trailer is filled with exciting music, making a life of crime seem appealing. Although after the 44 minutes, there is a moment where Fresh talks bad to his father, when he scolds Fresh for saying "nigga."
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