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28th Jul '17 11:19:50 AM gophergiggles
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* You'll quickly figure out in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' that if you miss the tattle information on an enemy you can only ever fight once, you'll be able to dig it out of Frankly's trash can to avert LostForever. However, it also you guaranteed know who you will and won't fight again[[note]]The only exception is Red Dry Bones. His tattle info is in the can after his defeat in Chapter 1, but you do face him one more time much late[[/note]].
23rd Jul '17 3:13:41 PM Kinitawowi
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** Several of the images of Triple Techs in the gallery of the DS version also spoil [[spoiler: the fact that Magus joins the party]].
22nd Jul '17 7:17:53 AM Arivne
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* One of the first episodes of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' featured the gang stuck in a ship that was stuck halfway in a Stargate. They attempted to rachet up the tension by reminding the viewers that the gate would automtically close after 38 minutes, severing the ship in half and killing them all. However, given that they were only a couple episodes into the first season, and there were no {{Red Shirt}}s on the ship, it was pretty obvious they were all going to make it out alive.

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* One of the first episodes of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' featured the gang stuck in a ship that was stuck halfway in a Stargate. They attempted to rachet up the tension by reminding the viewers that the gate would automtically automatically close after 38 minutes, severing the ship in half and killing them all. However, given that they were only a couple episodes into the first season, and there were no {{Red Shirt}}s on the ship, it was pretty obvious they were all going to make it out alive.
22nd Jul '17 6:44:02 AM Arivne
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* Lampshaded twice in ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings''. Bromosel knows that he's going to die on page 88.
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* Lampshaded twice in ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings''. ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings''
** While at Riv'n'dell,
Bromosel knows tells of a dream he had that he's going to die on told him "You cash in your chips around page 88.
eighty-eight."
** Bromosel makes two comments that {{lampshade}} this InUniverse.
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** And:*** and second:
8th Jun '17 12:08:54 AM Robotech_Master
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A similar phenomenon can happen for TV broadcasts due to their generally fixed length. For example, in a DramaticHourLong episode, any solution to a problem that comes after 20 minutes [[AppliedPhlebotinum will generally fail]], while any solution that takes 35 minutes will generally succeed. Even if your time sense is poor, you can often figure out whether the currently proposed solution is the correct one by counting commercial breaks. Similarly, mystery shows have a tendency to introduce the villain somewhere around the 15 minute mark: soon enough that they feel like an integral part of the episode, but late enough that they're not the first person you associate with the setup. ContractualImmortality and related tropes are another example of this in TV series: there is a clear delineation between "regular characters" and everyone else, which often spoils the suspense of whether any given character will die, get married, be promoted, etc.

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A similar phenomenon can happen for TV broadcasts due to their generally fixed length. For example, in a DramaticHourLong episode, any solution to a problem that comes after 20 minutes [[AppliedPhlebotinum will generally fail]], while any solution that takes 35 minutes will generally succeed. Even if your time sense is poor, you can often figure out whether the currently proposed solution is the correct one by counting commercial breaks. Similarly, mystery shows have a tendency to introduce the villain somewhere around the 15 minute mark: soon enough that they feel like an integral part of the episode, but late enough that they're not the first person you associate with the setup. ContractualImmortality and related tropes are another example of this in TV series: there is a clear delineation between "regular characters" and everyone else, which often spoils the suspense of whether any given character will die, get married, be promoted, etc.
etc.—or else reveals a culprit's identity before the characters guess it because there's only one guest character left that it could be.
8th Jun '17 12:03:42 AM Robotech_Master
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* In ''RoboCopTheSeries'', the Mysterious Culprit (the real killer in "Prime Suspect," or the organ thief in "What Money Can't Buy") frequently turns out to be the only remaining guest character who hasn't been either killed already or shown to be guilty of something else.
21st May '17 11:16:49 AM Megadoomer
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' chapter 536 ends with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Zeref]] defeated and [[TheDreaded Acnologia]] sealed away in a dimension beyond time.]] This would seem like the end of the series... Except the same chapter revealed that there are ten more chapters left in the series, making it clear that something is going to go wrong.
20th May '17 11:11:58 AM StongRadd
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* Sometimes, when a YouTube video asks the viewer at the beginning if they can guess what's up, they'll lampshade this by acknowledging that the viewers read the title already.
7th May '17 8:41:48 PM rjd1922
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* The second case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' has you proving your client innocent and seemingly wrapping the case up in one investigation day and one trial day, which ''never'' happens. (It's usually either a single trial day in the tutorial cases or two of each for every other case.) Naturally, things quickly go downhill again.

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* The second case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' has you proving your client innocent and seemingly wrapping the case up in one investigation day and one trial day, which ''never'' happens.has never happened before. (It's usually either a single trial day in the tutorial cases or two of each for every other case.) Naturally, things quickly go downhill again.
25th Apr '17 4:42:06 PM wentesur
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* In ''Manga/KindaichiCaseFiles'', the case will usually be solved whenever this catchphrase "All the mysteries have been solved" or "The culrpit is one of us!" are said by one character in an overly dramatic fashion, usually taking almost one page. That's why when someone delivers a plausible solution not followed by those, you can tell it's not the correct one, especially when there are 3-4 more chapters to go.
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