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** The Criminal Masterminds challenge comes to mind immediately, as each is titled after the heist that they are up to in the challenge itself. The fact that they all appear in order with no repeats shows they at ''least'' get up to the final heist in the challenge. However, it is a downplayed example, as the AH crew do set up a system where they can "cheese" it. [[labelnote:Specifically...]]They arrange a codeword (Bumcheese) that, if yelled out, is a signal for ''everyone'' to yank the power cords out of their consoles, as apparently if done fast enough this can be used to circumvent a player death from failing the challenge.[[/labelnote]]
16th Sep '17 2:54:07 PM crazysamaritan
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A short-term variant of this can occur when watching TV shows and movies with ClosedCaptioning or subtitles, since they usually display a sentence before it's finished being said. This means that if a character's words are cut off in the middle of a sentence, you know that they're going to be interrupted by something a few seconds before it happens. In some cases, when it's obvious enough what the character is going to say next, it's possible to avoid this in subtitles by showing the whole sentence anyway, then making it quickly disappear when the character is interrupted. Some captioning includes the name of the person doing the speaking, which is especially frustrating if that person's actual identity is an important future plot point and hasn't actually been revealed yet.

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A short-term variant of this can occur when watching TV shows and movies with ClosedCaptioning UsefulNotes/ClosedCaptioning or subtitles, since they usually display a sentence before it's finished being said. This means that if a character's words are cut off in the middle of a sentence, you know that they're going to be interrupted by something a few seconds before it happens. In some cases, when it's obvious enough what the character is going to say next, it's possible to avoid this in subtitles by showing the whole sentence anyway, then making it quickly disappear when the character is interrupted. Some captioning includes the name of the person doing the speaking, which is especially frustrating if that person's actual identity is an important future plot point and hasn't actually been revealed yet.



* The captions for the hearing impaired on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' show the name of the character speaking when the character's face isn't visible, and thus name multiple members of the Light before their identities are meant to be revealed.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/ClosedCaptioning captions for the hearing impaired impaired]] on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' show the name of the character speaking when the character's face isn't visible, and thus name multiple members of the Light before their identities are meant to be revealed.
10th Sep '17 6:24:14 PM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': New Testament Volume 10 is a BossRush in novel form, and the titles of each chapter make it fairly obvious what enemy will be fought in them (as well as the total number of battles). Needless to say, the format also spoils that Touma and Othinus will get through each encounter, though not necessarily by winning a straight fight. It's subverted in the final chapter, which is titled "V.S. ??? Round_12(Secret)" to hide the fact that [[spoiler:Othinus is the final opponent]].
18th Aug '17 1:22:15 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** While it's not the most talked about thing in the finale, [[spoiler:the creation of a new spirit portal]] was something a lot of people didn't see coming. Despite this being a big twist, [[spoiler: the spirit portal is clearly shown behind Korra in the Season 4 DVD package, along with a destroyed Republic City]]
** Played more straight in "The Battle for Zaofu" when Korra fight Kuvira in a duel. Considering we were only in the middle of the season, it wasn't hard to guess Korra couldn't possibly defeat the BigBad now.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** While it's not the most talked about thing in the finale, [[spoiler:the creation of a new spirit portal]] was something a lot of people didn't see coming. Despite this being a big twist, [[spoiler: the spirit portal is clearly shown behind Korra in the Season 4 DVD package, along with a destroyed Republic City]]
** Played more straight in
''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has "The Battle for Zaofu" Zaofu", when Korra fight fights Kuvira in a duel. Considering we were only in the middle of the season, it wasn't hard to guess Korra couldn't possibly defeat the BigBad now.
5th Aug '17 10:35:24 PM ADrago
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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]].

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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. PermanentlyMissableContent. However, it also guarantees 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]].later[[/note]].
5th Aug '17 7:34:17 AM cwickham
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* In the PanelShow ''Series/WouldILieToYou'', there is a regular round called "This Is My...", where each member of one team claims to have a connection with a mystery guest. It will almost ''never'' be the team captain who is telling the truth, and the show has actually begun to parody this by deliberately giving the captains the most ridiculous stories to have to claim as true in this round.
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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