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* ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' starring Mark Wahlberg.

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* ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' starring Mark Wahlberg. Creator/MarkWahlberg, telling the story of Operation Red Wings. [[spoiler:There is only a single survivor, three guesses as to whose character it is.]]
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* ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' starring Mark Wahlberg.
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* The Chinese title for ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' is [[spoiler:"Ghost Mom". The Other Mom is not exactly a ghost, but still]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Nemo is indeed eventually found. The title doesn't work quite the same for ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' though, as it's more of a [[ArtifactTitle legacy title]] than anything else.



* The Chinese title for ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' is [[spoiler:"Ghost Mom". The Other Mom is not exactly a ghost, but still]].



* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Nemo is indeed eventually found. The title doesn't work quite the same for ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' though, as it's more of a [[ArtifactTitle legacy title]] than anything else.



* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. As Creator/RogerEbert noted, there was no way they ''wouldn't'' find Spock. And as Creator/WilliamShatner said, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen.".
* The Swedish title for ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' gives away where the money is hidden: [[spoiler:''Trasdockan'', meaning "ragdoll"]].
* The French title of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' is [[spoiler:''Les Évadés'', which means "Those Who Escaped" roughly, so not only does it give away the twist that Andy escapes the prison but also that Red flouted his parole]].
* The Italian title of ''Film/TheCrazies'' and its remake is [[spoiler: ''La Città Verrà Distrutta All'Alba'' meaning ''The Town Will Be Destroyed At Dawn''.]]
* ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'''s alleged "twist" is that this primitive world is not the past but a post-apocalyptic future. Now read the title again.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. As Creator/RogerEbert noted, there We already know how long TheHero of ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' will suffer through slavery. The only question (if you're not [[BasedOnATrueStory familiar with history]]) remaining is did he manage to escape or did he die trying. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he escaped. Though he did ultimately die through unknown circumstances.]]
* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Subverted in that Robert Ford wasn't a coward and Jesse James wasn't the heroic figure, nor
was no way they ''wouldn't'' find Spock. And as Creator/WilliamShatner said, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen.".
he "assassinated".
* The Swedish title for ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'' gives away where the money is hidden: [[spoiler:''Trasdockan'', meaning "ragdoll"]].
* The French title of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' is [[spoiler:''Les Évadés'', which means "Those Who Escaped" roughly, so not only does it give away the twist
fact that Andy escapes the prison woman the protagonist was peeping on was not the real Gloria, but also that Red flouted his parole]].a porn actress body double.
* The sequel to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Seems likely that the [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] will be showing up and therefore [[spoiler: Bucky didn't die]]. Which is only a spoiler if you know that [[spoiler:Bucky is the Winter Soldier..]]. Subverted in that it was done intentionally to distract from the ''real'' twist that [[spoiler:SHIELD had been [[EvilAllAlong infiltrated by HYDRA since the very beginning]]]].
* The Italian title of ''Film/TheCrazies'' and its remake is [[spoiler: ''La Città Verrà Distrutta All'Alba'' meaning ''The Town Will Be Destroyed At Dawn''.]]
]]
* ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'''s alleged "twist" is that this primitive world is not One of the past but segments of ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' is called "The Lonesome Death of [[Creator/StephenKing Jordy]] [[CreatorCameo Verrill]]", just in case you were in danger of getting attached to ol' Jordy.
* Allegedly, one Asian dub of ''Film/TheCryingGame'' had
a post-apocalyptic future. Now read the title again.that meant ''[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Oh No, My Girlfriend Has A Penis!]]''



* Allegedly, one Asian dub of ''Film/TheCryingGame'' had a title that meant ''[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Oh No, My Girlfriend Has A Penis!]]''
* ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''. Guess who dies at the end. Subverted in that [[spoiler: the main protagonist (Jimmy Stewart) wasn't the man who shot Liberty Valance]]. To be fair, they only said 'shot', not 'killed'.
* Played with on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' showing of ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' - Tom Servo riffs over the title "Hey, they're giving away the ending!" [[spoiler: But it didn't conquer the world.]]
** Also played with in another ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie, ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie''. [[spoiler: It dies.]]
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'': Subverted by Lux! But we aren't saying how.
* ''Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled''. Well, yeah. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Penn Jilette. Teller informs him that they screwed up a sequel, to Penn's realization and dismay.
* The UK video release of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' was named ''The Mighty Ducks Are The Champions''. The theatrical release was the less spoiler-heavy ''Champions''.

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* Allegedly, one Asian dub of ''Film/TheCryingGame'' had a Averted with ''Film/DeepRising'', which was originally shopped around Hollywood under the script title that meant ''[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Oh No, My Girlfriend Has A Penis!]]''
* ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''. Guess who dies at the end. Subverted in that
[[spoiler: ''Tentacles''. Thanks to the main protagonist (Jimmy Stewart) wasn't change, the man who shot Liberty Valance]]. To be fair, they only said 'shot', not 'killed'.
* Played with on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' showing
"worms" being appendages of ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' - Tom Servo riffs over the title "Hey, they're giving away the ending!" [[spoiler: But it didn't conquer the world.]]
** Also played with in another ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie, ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie''. [[spoiler: It dies.]]
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'': Subverted by Lux! But we aren't saying how.
* ''Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled''. Well, yeah. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Penn Jilette. Teller informs him that they screwed up
a sequel, to Penn's realization and dismay.
* The UK video release of ''Film/TheMightyDucks''
larger creature was named ''The Mighty Ducks Are The Champions''. The theatrical release was the less spoiler-heavy ''Champions''.obscured]].



* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''; Guess what guys? ThoseTwoGuys [[OhAndXDies get killed!]] Mind you, that's only a, what, ''[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Four hundred year]]'' old spoiler? This is taken one step further than is immediately obvious. If you accept the reading that the plot occurs in a [[spoiler:time loop or sort of endless metatextual hell]] that the characters exist in means [[spoiler:they're already dead at the start]] in a certain sense.
* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Subverted in that Robert Ford wasn't a coward and Jesse James wasn't the heroic figure, nor was he "assassinated".
* ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''. [[spoiler:He is "reborn" at the end.]]

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* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''; Guess what guys? ThoseTwoGuys [[OhAndXDies get killed!]] Mind you, that's only a, what, ''[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Four hundred year]]'' old spoiler? This is taken one step further than is immediately obvious. If you accept the reading The ending to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals that [[spoiler: Eddie, who was thought to have died, turns out to still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The title of the plot occurs much-delayed sequel: ''[[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]''. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
-->'''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/eddie-and-the-cruisers-ii-eddie-lives-1989-part-3-3376 Agony Booth]]:''' Is it even ''possible''
in a [[spoiler:time loop or sort of endless metatextual hell]] that the characters exist in means [[spoiler:they're already dead at the start]] in a certain sense.
* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Subverted in that Robert Ford wasn't a coward and Jesse James wasn't the heroic figure, nor
movies for [[NeverFoundTheBody someone whose body was he "assassinated".
never found]] to ''actually be dead?''
* ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''. [[spoiler:He ''Film/EndOfWatch'' is "reborn" at the end.]]named after a police term for when [[spoiler:a police officer dies on duty]].



* The CompletelyDifferentTitle of the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' in Portugal kinda qualifies: ''O Homem que Veio do Futuro'', "The Man Who Came From the Future". Sure, the only TimeTravel is [[HumanPopsicle forwards]]... [[spoiler:but it in some way qualifies to him returning to what was EarthAllAlong]].
** Similarly, the Portuguese title of ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', ''A Mulher Que Viveu Duas Vezes'' ("The Woman Who Lived Twice") also counts, depending on how you interpret it.
* The sequel to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Seems likely that the [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] will be showing up and therefore [[spoiler: Bucky didn't die]]. Which is only a spoiler if you know that [[spoiler:Bucky is the Winter Soldier..]]. Subverted in that it was done intentionally to distract from the ''real'' twist that [[spoiler:SHIELD had been [[EvilAllAlong infiltrated by HYDRA since the very beginning]]]].
* ''Film/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' plays the trope the same way as in the book, [[spoiler:which is to say it both inverts and subverts it. He dies at the ''beginning'', but gets better. See Literature]].



* ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'': This 1969 film was a reworking of a 1950s unfinished film called ''Mad Men of Mandoras''. They actually recycled all of the footage of that movie and spliced it with newly shot footage that looked oddly modern for a movie that was set in the Eisenhower era of the 1950s. In the original film, the fact that [[spoiler: they saved Hitler's brain]] was supposed to be a surprise revealed near the end when the protagonists discover the bad guys hangout. It is hinted earlier in the film that some suspect that Hitler may still be alive but no one knows exactly how.
* ''Film/EndOfWatch'' is named after a police term for when [[spoiler:a police officer dies on duty]].
* One of the segments of ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' is called "The Lonesome Death of [[Creator/StephenKing Jordy]] [[CreatorCameo Verrill]]", just in case you were in danger of getting attached to ol' Jordy.
* We already know how long TheHero of ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' will suffer through slavery. The only question (if you're not [[BasedOnATrueStory familiar with history]]) remaining is did he manage to escape or did he die trying. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he escaped. Though he did ultimately die through unknown circumstances.]]
* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'' gives away the fact that the woman the protagonist was peeping on was not the real Gloria, but a porn actress body double.
* Averted with ''Film/DeepRising'', which was originally shopped around Hollywood under the script title [[spoiler: ''Tentacles''. Thanks to the change, the "worms" being appendages of a larger creature was obscured]].

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* ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'': This 1969 film was a reworking of a 1950s unfinished film called ''Mad Men of Mandoras''. They actually recycled all of ''Film/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' plays the footage of that movie and spliced it with newly shot footage that looked oddly modern for a movie that was set trope the same way as in the Eisenhower era of the 1950s. In the original film, the fact that [[spoiler: they saved Hitler's brain]] was supposed book, [[spoiler:which is to be a surprise revealed near the end when the protagonists discover the bad guys hangout. It is hinted earlier in the film that some suspect that Hitler may still be alive but no one knows exactly how.
* ''Film/EndOfWatch'' is named after a police term for when [[spoiler:a police officer
say it both inverts and subverts it. He dies on duty]].
* One of
at the segments of ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' ''beginning'', but gets better. See Literature]].
* ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''. [[spoiler:He
is called "The Lonesome Death of [[Creator/StephenKing Jordy]] [[CreatorCameo Verrill]]", just in case you were in danger of getting attached to ol' Jordy.
* We already know how long TheHero of ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' will suffer through slavery. The only question (if you're not [[BasedOnATrueStory familiar with history]]) remaining is did he manage to escape or did he die trying. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he escaped. Though he did ultimately die through unknown circumstances.
"reborn" at the end.]]
* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'' gives away ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''. Guess who dies at the fact end. Subverted in that [[spoiler: the woman the main protagonist was peeping on was (Jimmy Stewart) wasn't the man who shot Liberty Valance]]. To be fair, they only said 'shot', not the real Gloria, but a porn actress body double.
* Averted with ''Film/DeepRising'', which was originally shopped around Hollywood under the script title [[spoiler: ''Tentacles''. Thanks to the change, the "worms" being appendages of a larger creature was obscured]].
'killed'.



* The ending to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals that [[spoiler: Eddie, who was thought to have died, turns out to still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The title of the much-delayed sequel: ''[[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]''. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
-->'''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/eddie-and-the-cruisers-ii-eddie-lives-1989-part-3-3376 Agony Booth]]:''' Is it even ''possible'' in movies for [[NeverFoundTheBody someone whose body was never found]] to ''actually be dead?''

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* The ending UK video release of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' was named ''The Mighty Ducks Are The Champions''. The theatrical release was the less spoiler-heavy ''Champions''.
* Played with on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' showing of ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' - Tom Servo riffs over the title "Hey, they're giving away the ending!" [[spoiler: But it didn't conquer the world.]]
** Also played with in another ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie, ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie''. [[spoiler: It dies.]]
* The Swedish title for ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' gives away where the money is hidden: [[spoiler:''Trasdockan'', meaning "ragdoll"]].
* ''Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled''. Well, yeah. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Penn Jilette. Teller informs him that they screwed up a sequel,
to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals Penn's realization and dismay.
* The CompletelyDifferentTitle of the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' in Portugal kinda qualifies: ''O Homem que Veio do Futuro'', "The Man Who Came From the Future". Sure, the only TimeTravel is [[HumanPopsicle forwards]]... [[spoiler:but it in some way qualifies to him returning to what was EarthAllAlong]].
** Similarly, the Portuguese title of ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', ''A Mulher Que Viveu Duas Vezes'' ("The Woman Who Lived Twice") also counts, depending on how you interpret it.
* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''; Guess what guys? ThoseTwoGuys [[OhAndXDies get killed!]] Mind you, that's only a, what, ''[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Four hundred year]]'' old spoiler? This is taken one step further than is immediately obvious. If you accept the reading that the plot occurs in a [[spoiler:time loop or sort of endless metatextual hell]] that the characters exist in means [[spoiler:they're already dead at the start]] in a certain sense.
* The French title of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' is [[spoiler:''Les Évadés'', which means "Those Who Escaped" roughly, so not only does it give away the twist that Andy escapes the prison but also that Red flouted his parole]].
* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. As Creator/RogerEbert noted, there was no way they ''wouldn't'' find Spock. And as Creator/WilliamShatner said, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen.".
* ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'': This 1969 film was a reworking of a 1950s unfinished film called ''Mad Men of Mandoras''. They actually recycled all of the footage of that movie and spliced it with newly shot footage that looked oddly modern for a movie that was set in the Eisenhower era of the 1950s. In the original film, the fact
that [[spoiler: Eddie, who they saved Hitler's brain]] was thought supposed to have died, turns out to be a surprise revealed near the end when the protagonists discover the bad guys hangout. It is hinted earlier in the film that some suspect that Hitler may still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The alive but no one knows exactly how.
* ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'''s alleged "twist" is that this primitive world is not the past but a post-apocalyptic future. Now read the
title of the much-delayed sequel: ''[[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]''. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
-->'''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/eddie-and-the-cruisers-ii-eddie-lives-1989-part-3-3376 Agony Booth]]:''' Is it even ''possible'' in movies for [[NeverFoundTheBody someone whose body was never found]] to ''actually be dead?''
again.
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'': Subverted by Lux! But we aren't saying how.
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* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'': Every single episode title is just an awkward summary of the episode's plot.

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* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'': Every single Episodes two and three of ''Series/AngieTribeca'' are named "The Wedding Planner Did It" and "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It". [[CaptainObvious No bonus points for guessing who did it.]]
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' did this subtly with the
episode title "Justice Is Blind". Michael is just an awkward summary dating a blind prosecutor in charge of his father's case. It's later revealed [[spoiler: that she's [[ObfuscatingDisability only faking blindness]], but her seeing-eye dog Justice actually is blind]].
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' had [[spoiler: "Ozymandias" in
the final season. There was also a promo with Bryan Cranston reading the poem before the final season hit. Anyone wondering "where does everything REALLY get bad for Walter White" can make a pretty good guess]].
* The German episode titles of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' tend to give away the entire
episode's plot.plot and/or ending. Some of the most egregious examples: "Gingerbread" is renamed "Hansel and Gretel"; "The Body" becomes "Death of a mother"; "Seeing Red" is "Warren's revenge".
** To be fair, [[spoiler: Joyce (the aforementioned "mother") had died at the end of the previous episode, "I Was Made to Love You"]], so the title "Death of a mother" doesn't really spoil anything, unless you knew it in advance of seeing the previous episode.
*** Not really. In the episode before all we see is Buffy coming into find [[spoiler: Joyce]] lying on the couch. She calls out for her, but then we cut to black. Both "The Body" and "Death of a Mother" pretty much spoil the fact that the person who's unconscious is really dead. It was pretty heavily foreshadowed, but still not certain until a ways into the next episode.
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', "Hell Hath No Fury": [[spoiler:the "woman scorned" is obviously the dead man's wife]], and the ending comes as no surprise.
* If you don't speak Korean and are interested in watching ''Series/DaeJangGeum'', don't look up what "dae" means. Also, don't go to Wikipedia and find out who Jang Geum was. Also, don't read any descriptions of the series. The real historical event that happens at the end is an incredible plot twist. At least it would be, if the title didn't tell you what was going to happen so that you more or less spend the 50+ episodes of the series just waiting for it, ruining all the tension and drama that leads up to it.



** Averted in early Dalek serials -- "The Daleks", "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", and "The Daleks' Master Plan" -- as all of these serial names are names applied retrospectively to the stories and at the time the convention was to title each episode individually. Thus, you don't expect Daleks at the Episode 1 cliffhanger while watching "The Dead Planet", "World's End" or "The Nightmare Begins". You're stuffed [[LateArrivalSpoiler if you're watching them on DVD or video or online, though]], which of course you are, being that you are living in the future. And then there's "Mission to the Unknown" and "The Chase", Dalek stories which don't have "Daleks" in the title.

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** Averted in early Dalek serials -- [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks", Daleks"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", Earth"]], and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan" Plan"]] -- as all of these serial names are names applied retrospectively to the stories and at the time the convention was to title each episode individually. Thus, you don't expect Daleks at the Episode 1 cliffhanger while watching "The Dead Planet", "World's End" or "The Nightmare Begins". You're stuffed [[LateArrivalSpoiler if you're watching them on DVD or video or online, though]], which of course you are, being that you are living in the future. And then there's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase "The Chase"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E2MissionToTheUnknown "Mission to the Unknown" and "The Chase", Unknown"]], Dalek stories which don't have "Daleks" in the title.



*** One Series 5 episode takes this even further: it's called ''"Victory of the Daleks"''. [[TheBadGuyWins Wonder who wins that one.]]
** Subversion: The episode "The Death of Dr. Who". Of course, it aired as the fifth part of a six-episode serial in 1965, and they're still making the show... and the character is still alive, [[IAmNotShazam not that his name is Dr. Who anyway.]]
** Aversion: Part One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs "Invasion of the Dinosaurs"]] was simply titled "Invasion", so as to conceal what exactly was invading.
** Similarly averted with the serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]", which was originally to be named "The Invasion of the Cybermen", but was retitled to avoid spoiling the Cybermen, since they do not appear until halfway through the eight-episode serial.
** Partially averted with "Robot", which was going to be called "The Giant Robot" in development but this was changed. While the presence of a robot is carefully concealed to us with a ShakyPOVCam shot, and the Episode 1 cliffhanger is TheReveal that the thing in the lab is - a ''robot!!!'', the fact that the robot [[MakeMyMonsterGrow grows giant and terrorises UNIT]] in the Episode 3 cliffhanger is properly concealed by the new title. The Target novelisation by Creator/TerranceDicks uses the original title.
** Often the writers (and occasionally even the directors) created it so the revelation of the returning foe or foes was given great weight, only to have the script editor or producer change the title to showcase said foe. For instance, the serial scripted as "The Deadly Experiments" used the revelation that the Sontarans were behind the experiments as the only cliffhanger. Script editor Robert Holmes was very unhappy to learn at a late stage that it had been retitled "The Sontaran Experiment" but the cliffhanger left intact. The new series did it again with "The Sontaran Stratagem", which is shot so that no actual Sontarans are shown for a good while.

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*** One Series 5 episode takes this even further: it's called ''"Victory ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"''.Daleks"]]''. [[TheBadGuyWins Wonder who wins that one.]]
** Subversion: The episode "The Death of Dr. Who". Of course, it aired as the fifth part of a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase six-episode serial serial]] in 1965, and they're still making the show... and the character is still alive, [[IAmNotShazam not that his name is Dr. Who anyway.]]
** Aversion: Averted with the serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]", which was originally to be named "The Invasion of the Cybermen", but was retitled to avoid spoilers since they do not appear until halfway through the eight-episode serial.
** A similar aversion:
Part One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs "Invasion of the Dinosaurs"]] was simply titled "Invasion", so as to conceal what exactly was invading.
** Similarly averted with the serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]", which was originally to be named "The Invasion of the Cybermen", but was retitled to avoid spoiling the Cybermen, since they do not appear until halfway through the eight-episode serial.
**
Partially averted with "Robot", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]], which was going to be called "The Giant Robot" in development but this was changed. While the presence of a robot is carefully concealed to us with a ShakyPOVCam shot, and the Episode 1 cliffhanger is TheReveal that the thing in the lab is - a ''robot!!!'', the fact that the robot [[MakeMyMonsterGrow grows giant and terrorises UNIT]] in the Episode 3 cliffhanger is properly concealed by the new title. The Target novelisation by Creator/TerranceDicks uses the original title.
** Often the writers (and occasionally even the directors) created it so the revelation of the returning foe or foes was given great weight, only to have the script editor or producer change the title to showcase said foe. For instance, the serial scripted as "The Deadly Experiments" used the revelation that the Sontarans were behind the experiments as the only cliffhanger. Script editor Robert Holmes was very unhappy to learn at a late stage that it had been retitled [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment "The Sontaran Experiment" Experiment"]] but the cliffhanger left intact. The new series did it again with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem", Stratagem"]], which is shot so that no actual Sontarans are shown for a good while.while.
** The novelization of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons "Terror of the Zygons"]] gives away a fact about their Skarasen creature. The title of the novelization is ''Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster''.



** Apparently the writers managed to catch onto this with the Cybermen on at least one occasion, as their reintroductory serial in Peter Davison's tenure (after a seven year absence) was purposefully ''not'' titled "X of the Cybermen" or any variation on "Silver" - it was instead called "Earthshock".

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** Apparently the writers managed to catch onto this with the Cybermen on at least one occasion, as their reintroductory serial in Peter Davison's tenure (after a seven year absence) was purposefully ''not'' titled "X of the Cybermen" or any variation on "Silver" - it was instead called "Earthshock".[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock "Earthshock"]].



** Interesting variation: The title of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth "The Stolen Earth"]] gives away a big spoiler, so the producers kept the title a secret until only a few weeks before the episode aired. Of course, that didn't stop ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' from completely spoiling its villain. At least "Daleks" wasn't in the title this time...
** The French titles for the new series are quite bad, although for some reason quite a few of them leave out the spoilerific mentions of Daleks and Cybermen. Yet the series two finale was named [[spoiler:"Farewell Rose"]], ''The End of Time'' Part One [[spoiler:"Return of the Master"]], ''The End of Time'' Part Two [[spoiler:"Return of the Time Lords"]], etc. There are a lot more examples of other titles that spoil what is supposed to come as a surprise in an episode.

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** Interesting variation: The title of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth "The Stolen Earth"]] gives away a big spoiler, spoiler[[note]]Although the titular planet theft ''does'' happen during the teaser, prior to the opening titles[[/note]], so the producers kept the title a secret until only a few weeks before the episode aired. Of course, that didn't stop ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' from completely spoiling its villain. At least "Daleks" wasn't in the title this time...
** The French titles for the new series are quite bad, although for some reason quite a few of them leave out the spoilerific mentions of Daleks and Cybermen. Yet the series two finale was named [[spoiler:"Farewell Rose"]], ''The End of Time'' Part One [[spoiler:"Return of the Master"]], ''The End of Time'' Part Two [[spoiler:"Return of the Time Lords"]], etc. There are a lot more examples of other titles that spoil what is supposed to come as a surprise in an episode.
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** The novelization of ''Terror of the Zygons'' gives away a fact about their Skarasen creature. The title of the novelization is "Doctor Who and the Lochness Monster".
* If you don't speak Korean and are interested in watching ''Series/DaeJangGeum'', don't look up what "dae" means. Also, don't go to Wikipedia and find out who Jang Geum was. Also, don't read any descriptions of the series. The real historical event that happens at the end is an incredible plot twist. At least it would be, if the title didn't tell you what was going to happen so that you more or less spend the 50+ episodes of the series just waiting for it, ruining all the tension and drama that leads up to it.
* Austrian cop-and-dog show ''Series/InspectorRex'' wrote out the human partner, Moser, in an episode entitled "Moser's Death".

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** The novelization of ''Terror of French titles for the Zygons'' gives away a fact about their Skarasen creature. The title of the novelization is "Doctor Who and the Lochness Monster".
* If you don't speak Korean and are interested in watching ''Series/DaeJangGeum'', don't look up what "dae" means. Also, don't go to Wikipedia and find out who Jang Geum was. Also, don't read any descriptions of the series. The real historical event that happens at the end is an incredible plot twist. At least it would be, if the title didn't tell you what was going to happen so that you more or less spend the 50+ episodes of the
new series just waiting are quite bad, although for it, ruining all the tension and drama that leads up to it.
* Austrian cop-and-dog show ''Series/InspectorRex'' wrote
some reason quite a few of them leave out the human partner, Moser, spoileriffic mentions of Daleks and Cybermen. Yet the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday series two finale]] was named [[spoiler:"Farewell Rose"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time]], Part One" [[spoiler:"Return of the Master"]], "The End of Time, Part Two" [[spoiler:"Return of the Time Lords"]], etc. There are a lot more examples of other titles that spoil what is supposed to come as a surprise in an episode.
* ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' has
an episode entitled "Moser's Death".titled "From a View to a Death", in which an escaped prisoner is hunted down by the Germans. It's a foregone conclusion that there's going to be a death; recognising the phrase as a reference to fox-hunting makes it clear whose.



* Austrian cop-and-dog show ''Series/InspectorRex'' wrote out the human partner, Moser, in an episode entitled "Moser's Death".
* Every ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has a straightforward episode title like "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom" and "Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire" that often contradicts the last line of dialogue before the title. It's done very deliberately and very hilariously.
* In ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' the Title of Episode 11 of Season 5 is "Escape". In Germany the title is [[spoiler:"Geraubte Jahre" meaning "Stolen Years"]].
* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' had an episode entitled "Feeb", which nobody says until the very end.
* ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}'''s second series had an episode where Merlin rescues a Druid girl from execution and falls in love with her. At the end of the episode, she is seemingly KilledOffForReal... Except the episode was called [[spoiler: "The Lady of the Lake"]]. Guess who she turns out to be?
* One episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' is called ''The Axeman Cometh'' and is about a murderer killing members of an aging rock band. [[spoiler: The killer is the band's guitarist, Jack [=McKinley=] AKA Axeman.]]



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "The Immunity Syndrome" was translated to French as "Amobea".
* The page quote at the top is of the example that happens in the MadeForTVMovie version of the Franchise/{{Superman}} Broadway musical, ''It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman!''



* The page quote at the top is of the example that happens in the MadeForTVMovie version of the Franchise/{{Superman}} Broadway musical, ''It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman!''
* In ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' the Title of Episode 11 of Season 5 is "Escape". In Germany the title is [[spoiler:"Geraubte Jahre" meaning "Stolen Years"]].
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', "Hell Hath No Fury": [[spoiler:the "woman scorned" is obviously the dead man's wife]], and the ending comes as no surprise.
* Every ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has a straightforward episode title like "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom" and "Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire" that often contradicts the last line of dialogue before the title. It's done very deliberately and very hilariously.
* The people who translate the titles of episodes into French seem to love making those. Two examples: in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "The Immunity Syndrome" was translated as "Amobea", and in ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Parting of the Ways" became "Goodbye Rose". There are sadly many more of these.
* The German episode titles of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' tend to give away the entire episode's plot and/or ending. Some of the most egregious examples: "Gingerbread" is renamed "Hansel and Gretel"; "The Body" becomes "Death of a mother"; "Seeing Red" is "Warren's revenge".
** To be fair, [[spoiler: Joyce (the aforementioned "mother") had died at the end of the previous episode, "I Was Made to Love You"]], so the title "Death of a mother" doesn't really spoil anything, unless you knew it in advance of seeing the previous episode.
*** Not really. In the episode before all we see is Buffy coming into find [[spoiler: Joyce]] lying on the couch. She calls out for her, but then we cut to black. Both "The Body" and "Death of a Mother" pretty much spoil the fact that the person who's unconscious is really dead. It was pretty heavily foreshadowed, but still not certain until a ways into the next episode.
* ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}'''s second series had an episode where Merlin rescues a Druid girl from execution and falls in love with her. At the end of the episode, she is seemingly KilledOffForReal... Except the episode was called [[spoiler: The Lady of the Lake]]. Guess who she turns out to be?
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' did this subtly with the episode "Justice Is Blind". Michael is dating a blind prosecutor in charge of his father's case. It's later revealed [[spoiler: that she's [[ObfuscatingDisability only faking blindness]], but her seeing-eye dog Justice actually is blind]].
* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' had an episode entitled "Feeb", which nobody says until the very end.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' had [[spoiler: "Ozymandias" in the final season. There was also a promo with Bryan Cranston reading the poem before the final season hit. Anyone wondering "where does everything REALLY get bad for Walter White" can make a pretty good guess]].
* One episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' is called ''The Axeman Cometh'' and is about a murderer killing members of an aging rock band. [[spoiler: The killer is the band's guitarist, Jack [=McKinley=] AKA Axeman.]]
* Episodes two and three of ''Series/AngieTribeca'' are named "The Wedding Planner Did It" and "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It". [[CaptainObvious No bonus points for guessing who did it.]]
* ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' has an episode titled "From a View to a Death", in which an escaped prisoner is hunted down by the Germans. It's a foregone conclusion that there's going to be a death; recognising the phrase as a reference to fox-hunting makes it clear whose.

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* The page quote at the top is of the example that happens in the MadeForTVMovie version of the Franchise/{{Superman}} Broadway musical, ''It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman!''
* In ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' the Title of Episode 11 of Season 5 is "Escape". In Germany the title is [[spoiler:"Geraubte Jahre" meaning "Stolen Years"]].
* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'', "Hell Hath No Fury": [[spoiler:the "woman scorned" is obviously the dead man's wife]], and the ending comes as no surprise.
*
''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'': Every ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has a straightforward single episode title like "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom" and "Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire" that often contradicts the last line of dialogue before the title. It's done very deliberately and very hilariously.
* The people who translate the titles of episodes into French seem to love making those. Two examples: in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "The Immunity Syndrome" was translated as "Amobea", and in ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Parting
is just an awkward summary of the Ways" became "Goodbye Rose". There are sadly many more of these.
* The German episode titles of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' tend to give away the entire
episode's plot and/or ending. Some of the most egregious examples: "Gingerbread" is renamed "Hansel and Gretel"; "The Body" becomes "Death of a mother"; "Seeing Red" is "Warren's revenge".
** To be fair, [[spoiler: Joyce (the aforementioned "mother") had died at the end of the previous episode, "I Was Made to Love You"]], so the title "Death of a mother" doesn't really spoil anything, unless you knew it in advance of seeing the previous episode.
*** Not really. In the episode before all we see is Buffy coming into find [[spoiler: Joyce]] lying on the couch. She calls out for her, but then we cut to black. Both "The Body" and "Death of a Mother" pretty much spoil the fact that the person who's unconscious is really dead. It was pretty heavily foreshadowed, but still not certain until a ways into the next episode.
* ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}'''s second series had an episode where Merlin rescues a Druid girl from execution and falls in love with her. At the end of the episode, she is seemingly KilledOffForReal... Except the episode was called [[spoiler: The Lady of the Lake]]. Guess who she turns out to be?
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' did this subtly with the episode "Justice Is Blind". Michael is dating a blind prosecutor in charge of his father's case. It's later revealed [[spoiler: that she's [[ObfuscatingDisability only faking blindness]], but her seeing-eye dog Justice actually is blind]].
* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' had an episode entitled "Feeb", which nobody says until the very end.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' had [[spoiler: "Ozymandias" in the final season. There was also a promo with Bryan Cranston reading the poem before the final season hit. Anyone wondering "where does everything REALLY get bad for Walter White" can make a pretty good guess]].
* One episode of ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' is called ''The Axeman Cometh'' and is about a murderer killing members of an aging rock band. [[spoiler: The killer is the band's guitarist, Jack [=McKinley=] AKA Axeman.]]
* Episodes two and three of ''Series/AngieTribeca'' are named "The Wedding Planner Did It" and "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It". [[CaptainObvious No bonus points for guessing who did it.]]
* ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' has an episode titled "From a View to a Death", in which an escaped prisoner is hunted down by the Germans. It's a foregone conclusion that there's going to be a death; recognising the phrase as a reference to fox-hunting makes it clear whose.
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** Averted in "The One Where Rachel Tells Ross", which is sometimes listed as "The One Where Rachel Tells..." to avoid spoiling things, since the identity of the person she has to tell was the reveal at the end of the previous episode.
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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': The soundtrack lists "Tala's Deathbed", "Tala Returns", "Sails to Te Fiti", "Te Fiti Restored", "Navigating Home" and "The Return to Voyaging"... basically summarizing the plot and conclusion of the movie.
22nd Dec '16 5:02:46 AM LondonKdS
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** Marvel has also launched titles called ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' and ''Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe''. Eventually they parodied this trend by opening ''What If: Infinity'' with the title ''Rocket Raccoon Kills the Marvel Universe'' (the events in said title do not happen in the book).

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** Marvel has also launched titles called ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' and ''Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe''. Eventually they parodied this trend by opening ''What If: Infinity'' with the title ''Rocket Raccoon Kills the Marvel Universe'' (the events in said title do not happen in the book). And later there was a G-rated equivalent with ''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl Beats Up The Marvel Universe''.
25th Nov '16 8:04:22 AM scooter
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* The ending to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals that [[spoiler: Eddie, who was thought to have died, turns out to still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The title of the much-delayed sequel: [[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.

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* The ending to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals that [[spoiler: Eddie, who was thought to have died, turns out to still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The title of the much-delayed sequel: [[spoiler: ''[[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]].Lives!]]''. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
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* The ending to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals that [[spoiler: Eddie, who was thought to have died, turns out to still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The title of the much-delayed sequel: [[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
-->'''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/eddie-and-the-cruisers-ii-eddie-lives-1989-part-3-3376 Agony Booth]]:''' Is it even ''possible'' in movies for [[NeverFoundTheBody someone whose body was never found]] to ''actually be dead?''
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* Also for Williams, his soundtrack for ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' contains a whopping four - [[spoiler:Lupin's Transformation]], [[spoiler:The Werewolf Scene]], [[spoiler:Saving Buckbeak]] and [[spoiler:Forward to Time Past]] - that basically spell out what happens during the film's climax. One wonders if the reason [[spoiler:Pettigrew's theme]] wasn't included on the soundtrack was to preserve the only major twist the movie had left.
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