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4th Aug '17 5:39:07 PM Folamh3
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* Each character represents one of the SevenDeadlySins.
4th Jun '17 12:36:15 PM nombretomado
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!!Theories common to TVTropes fandom

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!!Theories common to TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes fandom
8th Jan '17 8:21:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* LukeIAmYourFather. A legitimate trope, but fans take it way too far, especially with their tendency to assume that the BigBad is the father of TheHero, even when there is obvious evidence against it. This is probably influenced by the [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian widespread belief]] that FreudWasRight and that all conflicts can be reduced to [[OedipusComplex Oedipus]] CallingTheOldManOut.

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* LukeIAmYourFather. A legitimate trope, but fans take it way too far, especially with their tendency to assume that the BigBad is the father of TheHero, even when there is obvious evidence against it. This is probably influenced by the [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian widespread belief]] that FreudWasRight Freud was right and that all conflicts can be reduced to [[OedipusComplex Oedipus]] CallingTheOldManOut.
24th Jan '16 3:31:20 PM IniuriaTalis
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** The cast died in the first episode and now they're all in Purgatory. Explicitly {{Jossed}} by the creators of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', among other writers. There was an infamous (false) rumor that this was how ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' would end. After being explicitly {{Jossed}}, ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[spoiler:actually ended this way, being DeadAllAlong]].

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** The cast died in the first episode and now they're all in Purgatory. Explicitly {{Jossed}} by the creators of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', among other writers. There was an infamous (false) rumor that this was how ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' would end. After being explicitly {{Jossed}}, ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[spoiler:actually ended this way, though its characters ended in Purgatory after they died, either during or after the series, rather than being DeadAllAlong]].
14th Jan '16 4:45:09 PM jormis29
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** The Tommyverse is well-known outside of TV Tropes. Essentially Six Degrees of ''StElsewhere'' it postulates that every show that has ever crossed-over with ''St. Elsewhere'' exists in a shared universe wherein everything takes place entirely within the mind of autistic child Tommy Westphall, and the shows that crossed over with them, and so-on. This ultimately leads to a staggering number of television shows stretching from ''Series/TheXFiles'' to ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. On the other end of the spectrum it has sparked some fascinating (and pretentious!) discussions about the nature of intertextuality, metafiction, AsHimself, and other such post-modern concepts.

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** The Tommyverse is well-known outside of TV Tropes. Essentially Six Degrees of ''StElsewhere'' ''Series/StElsewhere'' it postulates that every show that has ever crossed-over with ''St. Elsewhere'' exists in a shared universe wherein everything takes place entirely within the mind of autistic child Tommy Westphall, and the shows that crossed over with them, and so-on. This ultimately leads to a staggering number of television shows stretching from ''Series/TheXFiles'' to ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. On the other end of the spectrum it has sparked some fascinating (and pretentious!) discussions about the nature of intertextuality, metafiction, AsHimself, and other such post-modern concepts.
25th Dec '15 2:43:23 PM DrImpossible
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** The cast died in the first episode and now they're all in Purgatory. Explicitly {{Jossed}} by the creators of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', among other writers. There was an infamous (false) rumor that this was how ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' would end. After being explicitly {{Jossed}}, ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[spoiler:actually ended this way, though its characters ended in Purgatory after they died, either during or after the series, rather than being DeadAllAlong]].

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** The cast died in the first episode and now they're all in Purgatory. Explicitly {{Jossed}} by the creators of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', among other writers. There was an infamous (false) rumor that this was how ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' would end. After being explicitly {{Jossed}}, ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[spoiler:actually ended this way, though its characters ended in Purgatory after they died, either during or after the series, rather than being DeadAllAlong]].
6th Jun '15 7:49:52 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The story is [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis actually being told]] by Character X, who may be an UnreliableNarrator.
** If the story ''actually is'' being narrated by one of its characters, [[UnreliableNarrator they can't be trusted]]; if the story ''admits'' they can't be trusted, [[SerialEscalation they're lying about different things than are implied]].

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* The story is [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis actually being told]] by Character X, who may be an UnreliableNarrator.
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UnreliableNarrator. If the story ''actually is'' being narrated by one of its characters, [[UnreliableNarrator they can't be trusted]]; if the story ''admits'' they can't be trusted, [[SerialEscalation they're lying about different things than are implied]].



* Character X is a mole or traitor who will FaceHeelTurn.
** Alternatively, villainous Character Y is working for the heroes or will make a HeelFaceTurn. It used to be less common for a villain to receive enough development to make this one plausible ''unless'' it was bound to happen; these days, more creators are interested in humanizing the opposition, but that doesn't stop audiences from speculating.

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* Character X is a mole or traitor who will FaceHeelTurn.
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FaceHeelTurn. Alternatively, villainous Character Y is working for the heroes or will make a HeelFaceTurn. It used to be less common for a villain to receive enough development to make this one plausible ''unless'' it was bound to happen; these days, more creators are interested in humanizing the opposition, but that doesn't stop audiences from speculating.



** Any given pair of characters who played a big role in the backstory and then vanished (or one such character and a current character with a mysterious past) will have a theory postulating that they're the same person, usually latching onto minor details in both stories to "prove" it. (Granted, this is more likely than a lot of these theories to be true.)

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** * Any given pair of characters who played a big role in the backstory and then vanished (or one such character and a current character with a mysterious past) will have a theory postulating that they're the same person, usually latching onto minor details in both stories to "prove" it. (Granted, this is more likely than a lot of these theories to be true.)
6th Jun '15 12:34:59 PM JamaicanCastle
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** If the story ''actually is'' being narrated by one of its characters, [[UnreliableNarrator they can't be trusted]]; if the story ''admits'' they can't be trusted, [[SerialEscalation they're lying about different things than are implied]].


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** Alternatively, villainous Character Y is working for the heroes or will make a HeelFaceTurn. It used to be less common for a villain to receive enough development to make this one plausible ''unless'' it was bound to happen; these days, more creators are interested in humanizing the opposition, but that doesn't stop audiences from speculating.


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** Any given pair of characters who played a big role in the backstory and then vanished (or one such character and a current character with a mysterious past) will have a theory postulating that they're the same person, usually latching onto minor details in both stories to "prove" it. (Granted, this is more likely than a lot of these theories to be true.)
22nd Aug '14 6:44:14 AM LondonKdS
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* The protagonist is fighting on the wrong side. The [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction agency]] they work for is secretly working for the enemies, or has a [[GovernmentConspiracy conspiracy]] going.

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* The protagonist is fighting on the wrong side. The [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction agency]] they work for is secretly working for the enemies, or has a [[GovernmentConspiracy conspiracy]] going.
* The protagonist is fighting on the wrong side, because the "evil" characters are actually in the right and he/she is too blind or prejudiced to notice.
14th Aug '14 11:18:27 AM MyFinalEdits
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** These have gotten really popular since [[Film/IronMan3 Iron Man 3]].
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