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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]].
13th Aug '14 10:41:24 AM EthanWalling
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** These have gotten really popular since [[Film/IronMan3 Iron Man 3]]

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** These have gotten really popular since [[Film/IronMan3 Iron Man 3]]3]].
13th Aug '14 10:41:00 AM EthanWalling
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**These have gotten really popular since [[Film/IronMan3 Iron Man 3]]
19th Jul '14 6:02:50 PM vifetoile
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* Character X and Y share the same last name, therefore are related.

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* Character X and Y share the same last name, therefore are related. This one might fly in a world with MinimalistCast -- but the closer you get to LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the less likely it is. Unless, of course, your name is Creator/CharlesDickens.
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