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23rd Jun '16 7:52:15 AM Hoven
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* The opening credits for "WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague" would show (sometimes spoilerific) scenes from that particular episode.
12th Jun '16 7:49:43 AM DonaldthePotholer
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[[InternalSubtrope A variation]] is where [[NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize vaguely famous]] names appear in the credits, so you can guess automatically that they're going to be fairly prominent in the episode before they even show up. In series with recurring characters that are not normally in the credits or a [[TheBusCameBack cameo from someone who left the show]] this can indicate their eventual presence in an episode ruining their unexpected entrance. This variant is often {{Enforced|Trope}} by the certain rules of Actor UsefulNotes/{{Unions|InHollywood}},[[note]]specifically, who can appear where in the credits[[/note]] [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/098.html as noted by]] Creator/JMichaelStraczynski. DeadStarWalking can be either a straight-playing or an aversion of this subtrope, depending on how it's presented. Contrast NotNamedInOpeningCredits when the credits omit an actor's name and maintain the surprise.

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[[InternalSubtrope A variation]] is where vaguely famous names appear in the credits, so [[NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize vaguely famous]] names appear in the credits, so you can guess automatically that they're going to be fairly prominent in the episode before they even show up.up]]. In series with recurring characters that are not normally in the credits or a [[TheBusCameBack cameo from someone who left the show]] this can indicate their eventual presence in an episode ruining their unexpected entrance. This variant is often {{Enforced|Trope}} by the certain rules of Actor UsefulNotes/{{Unions|InHollywood}},[[note]]specifically, who can appear where in the credits[[/note]] [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/098.html as noted by]] Creator/JMichaelStraczynski. DeadStarWalking can be either a straight-playing or an aversion of this subtrope, depending on how it's presented. Contrast NotNamedInOpeningCredits when the credits omit an actor's name and maintain the surprise.
12th Jun '16 7:47:16 AM DonaldthePotholer
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An overlap with ForegoneConclusion at times happens. See also FirstEpisodeSpoiler, which can often fall prey to this; the only ways to avert those is to have a either a TitleOnlyOpening or a Bait-and-Switch for that first episode.

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An overlap with ForegoneConclusion at times happens. See also FirstEpisodeSpoiler, which can often fall prey to this; this, though that can be averted with any of the only ways to avert those is to have a either above methods or just using a TitleOnlyOpening or a Bait-and-Switch for that first episode.
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12th Jun '16 7:37:22 AM DonaldthePotholer
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A series can get around this by shaping their opening credits to merely be foreshadowing, a new or edited differently opening at various points in the series, or have the opening have little to do with the actual plot.

A variation is where [[NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize vaguely famous]] names appear in the credits, so you can guess automatically that they're going to be fairly prominent in the episode before they even show up. In series with recurring characters that are not normally in the credits or a [[TheBusCameBack cameo from someone who left the show]] this can indicate their eventual presence in an episode ruining their unexpected entrance.
An overlap with ForegoneConclusion at times happens. Contrast with BaitAndSwitchCredits. If you're spoiled for the first season when you look up the opening for the second, that's a LateArrivalSpoiler. May be averted with EvolvingCredits, where credits change with the story instead of revealing everything at once. DeadStarWalking can be either a subtrope of this or an aversion, depending on how it's presented. Contrast NotNamedInOpeningCredits when an actor's name is omitted from the opening credits to maintain a surprise. See also FirstEpisodeSpoiler, which can often fall prey to this. As a WordOfGod once [[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/098.html explained]], the American Screen Actors Guild has strict rules about where credits can appear, at least partially justifying this trope.

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A series [[AvertedTrope can get around this by shaping their opening credits to merely be foreshadowing, a new or edited differently opening at various points in the series, or have this]] by:
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: having
the opening have little to do with the actual plot.

A variation is where [[NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize vaguely famous]] names appear
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* EvolvingCredits: updating the existing opening as events transpire in-series
* TitleSequenceReplacement: creating new openings at various points
in the credits, so you can guess automatically that they're going to be fairly prominent in the episode before they even show up. In series with recurring characters that are not normally in the series,
* or shaping their opening
credits or a [[TheBusCameBack cameo from someone who left the show]] this can indicate their eventual presence in an episode ruining their unexpected entrance.
to merely have depictions which {{foreshadow|ing}} upcoming events

An overlap with ForegoneConclusion at times happens. Contrast with BaitAndSwitchCredits. If you're spoiled for the first season when you look up the opening for the second, that's a LateArrivalSpoiler. May be averted with EvolvingCredits, where credits change with the story instead of revealing everything at once. DeadStarWalking can be either a subtrope of this or an aversion, depending on how it's presented. Contrast NotNamedInOpeningCredits when an actor's name is omitted from the opening credits to maintain a surprise. See also FirstEpisodeSpoiler, which can often fall prey to this. As this; the only ways to avert those is to have a WordOfGod once either a TitleOnlyOpening or a Bait-and-Switch for that first episode.

[[InternalSubtrope A variation]] is where [[NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize vaguely famous]] names appear in the credits, so you can guess automatically that they're going to be fairly prominent in the episode before they even show up. In series with recurring characters that are not normally in the credits or a [[TheBusCameBack cameo from someone who left the show]] this can indicate their eventual presence in an episode ruining their unexpected entrance. This variant is often {{Enforced|Trope}} by the certain rules of Actor UsefulNotes/{{Unions|InHollywood}},[[note]]specifically, who can appear where in the credits[[/note]]
[[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/guide/098.html explained]], as noted by]] Creator/JMichaelStraczynski. DeadStarWalking can be either a straight-playing or an aversion of this subtrope, depending on how it's presented. Contrast NotNamedInOpeningCredits when the American Screen Actors Guild has strict rules about where credits can appear, at least partially justifying this trope.omit an actor's name and maintain the surprise.
2nd Jan '16 5:37:06 PM Vir
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* The theme song for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaAction'' features Courtney, who came back halfway through to the surprise of the castmates and (maybe) Chris. However, the flipbook itself had no intention of this ever being a spoiler.

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* The theme song for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaAction'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Action]]'' features Courtney, who came back halfway through to the surprise of the castmates and (maybe) Chris. However, the flipbook itself had no intention of this ever being a spoiler.
18th Nov '15 9:31:56 AM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' shows in its original intro that Captain America survived getting thrown into an icy sea, negating the attempts its debut episode made to make his fate seem ambiguous. It also shows Hank Pym becoming Giant-Man, an ability he doesn't demonstrate until his second appearance (chronologically speaking) Additionally, episodes set before the founding of the Avengers show eight members in the intro's TeamShot, revealing that Hawkeye won't remain an enemy of the heroes for long. The recaps attached to season two episodes also spoil the returns of certain antagonists by showing their previous appearances.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' shows in its original intro that Captain America survived getting thrown into an icy sea, negating the attempts its that Cap's debut episode made to make his fate seem ambiguous. It also shows Hank Pym becoming Giant-Man, an ability he doesn't demonstrate until his second appearance (chronologically speaking) Additionally, episodes set before the founding of the Avengers show eight members in the intro's TeamShot, revealing that Hawkeye won't remain an enemy of the heroes for long. The recaps attached to season two episodes also spoil the returns of certain antagonists by showing their previous appearances.
18th Nov '15 9:31:31 AM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' shows in its original intro that yes, Captain America survived getting thrown into an icy sea. His debut episode tried to make it seem ambiguous. It also shows Hank Pym becoming Giant-Man, an ability he doesn't demonstrate until his second appearance (chronologically speaking) Additionally, episodes set before the founding of the Avengers show eight members in the intro's TeamShot, revealing that Hawkeye won't remain an enemy of the heroes for long. The recaps attached to season two episodes also spoil the returns of certain antagonists by showing their previous appearances.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' shows in its original intro that yes, Captain America survived getting thrown into an icy sea. His sea, negating the attempts its debut episode tried made to make it his fate seem ambiguous. It also shows Hank Pym becoming Giant-Man, an ability he doesn't demonstrate until his second appearance (chronologically speaking) Additionally, episodes set before the founding of the Avengers show eight members in the intro's TeamShot, revealing that Hawkeye won't remain an enemy of the heroes for long. The recaps attached to season two episodes also spoil the returns of certain antagonists by showing their previous appearances.
17th Nov '15 7:31:29 PM FF32
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* Many Shakespeare plays spoil the ending in the prologue, which was basically their point. The enjoyment of the story wasn't to be surprised by the outcome, but to see how it gets there. For example, ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' states that Romeo and Juliet die. In fact, many plays are referred to as tragedies right on the title pages of printed editions, so you know that things turn out poorly before you've read a word.

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* Many Shakespeare plays spoil the ending in the prologue, which was basically their point. The enjoyment of the story wasn't to be surprised by the outcome, but to see how it gets there. For example, ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' states that Romeo and Juliet die. In fact, many plays are referred to as tragedies right on the title pages of printed editions, so you know that things turn out poorly before you've read a word.
8th Nov '15 11:16:24 AM nombretomado
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* The first season of ''RedVsBlue'' had Tex appearing in the credits... along with ''her'' voice actor. There goes the plot twist that [[SamusIsAGirl Tex Is a Girl]]. Has since fallen into ItWasHisSled territory.

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* The first season of ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' had Tex appearing in the credits... along with ''her'' voice actor. There goes the plot twist that [[SamusIsAGirl Tex Is a Girl]]. Has since fallen into ItWasHisSled territory.
6th Nov '15 11:58:13 AM CountDorku
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', the intro features a few blink-and-you'll-miss-it spoilers, such as Lil Gideon Gleeful and two separate appearances by Bill Cipher. One of the latter, at least, is a brief sketch of him on paper covered in cryptic gibberish that's easy to write off unless you know what's going on, but the second is a full-screen image that shows up in a momentary but jarring fashion just as the show's name is onscreen, making it fairly noticeable and creepy.
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