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15th Feb '17 4:43:31 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', no one could have possibly guessed that the co-BigBad of the story was actually [[spoiler:Anya, the fairly emotionless girl]]. Even less likely is anyone figuring out that [[spoiler:the dear old Mommy everyone loves could be one of the biggest evil bitches in anime history]].

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', no one could have possibly guessed that the co-BigBad of the story was actually [[spoiler:Anya, the fairly emotionless girl]]. Even less likely is anyone figuring out that [[spoiler:the dear old Mommy everyone loves could be [[spoiler: Lelouch's LadyMacbeth of a mother Marianne, believed to have died years ago, is the one of the biggest evil bitches in anime history]].''actually'' behind Anya's position, having subjected her to a GrandTheftMe.]].



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. The Homunculus [[TheDragon Pride]] is [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld little Selim Bradley]]]]. The biggest clue to his identity are his speech patterns in the original Japanese, [[LostInTranslation which wouldn't get through to an American reader]]. One translator did pick up on this [[IKnewIt and correctly predicted his identity]].

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (both manga and ''Brotherhood'' series): The Homunculus [[TheDragon Pride]] is [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld little Selim Bradley]]]].Bradley]], the son of King Fuehrer Bradley]]. The biggest clue to his identity are his speech patterns in the original Japanese, [[LostInTranslation which wouldn't get through to an American reader]]. One translator did pick up on this [[IKnewIt and correctly predicted his identity]].



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': The mysterious leader of the Akatsuki ninja terrorists is neither [[AGodAmI Pain]] nor [[GrandTheftMe Orochimaru]] nor [[GreaterScopeVillain Madara]], but [[spoiler:the PluckyComicRelief Tobi]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': The mysterious leader of the Akatsuki ninja terrorists is neither [[AGodAmI Pain]] nor [[GrandTheftMe Orochimaru]] nor [[GreaterScopeVillain Madara]], but [[spoiler:the PluckyComicRelief Tobi]]. [[spoiler: Aka the secret identity of Obito Uchiha, a man believed to have died many years ago.]]



* ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' has an epic "Whaaaat!?" moment when the high priest behind ''five murder cases'' in the Kamaikakushi village is revealed to be the cute and innocent [[TheWoobie Fuuma Mio]], who later turns out to be a AntiVillain thanks to MoreThanMindControl that [[BreakTheCutie Broke the Cutie]]. Result? Eventual redemption and TearsOfRemorse.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' has an epic "Whaaaat!?" moment when the high priest behind ''five murder cases'' in the Kamaikakushi village is revealed to be [[spoiler: the cute and innocent [[TheWoobie Fuuma Mio]], girl who worked at the inn, Miyo Fuuma, who later turns out to be a AntiVillain thanks to MoreThanMindControl from her grandfather that [[BreakTheCutie Broke the Cutie]]. Cutie]].]] Result? Eventual redemption and TearsOfRemorse.



* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' pulls this off to an astounding degree. The One-Eyed King, the mysterious leader of [[AntiHumanAlliance Aogiri Tree]], turns out to be [[spoiler: Eto, the strange and childlike member of the organization always hanging around in the background]]. Then it takes it even further, revealing at the same time that [[spoiler: she's ''also'' Sen Takatsuki, the oft-mentioned and {{Adorkable}} horror novelist]].

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' pulls this off to an astounding degree. The One-Eyed King, the mysterious leader of [[AntiHumanAlliance Aogiri Tree]], turns out to be [[spoiler: Eto, Eto Yoshimura, the strange and childlike member of the organization always hanging around in the background]]. Then it takes it even further, revealing at the same time that [[spoiler: she's ''also'' Sen Takatsuki, the oft-mentioned and {{Adorkable}} horror novelist]].
5th Feb '17 1:34:24 PM DarkGidora
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', you realize [[spoiler: the BigBad is CreepyChild Eveline fairly early. However, you may not recognize Eveline as the wheelchair-bound senior citizen who you never see move or speak; she's aged decades in only a few years due to her and the previous sightings of child Eveline are hallucinations.]]
28th Jan '17 9:58:29 PM gewunomox
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* In the ''Literature/WhenGravityFails'' licensed game ''Circuit's Edge'' the mastermind behind what is going on turns out to be [[spoiler:the guy running the carpet shop]] who had no earlier involvement in the plot and you do not even have to meet at all when pursuing leads.

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* In the ''Literature/WhenGravityFails'' ''[[Literature/MaridAudran When Gravity Fails]]'' licensed game ''Circuit's Edge'' the mastermind behind what is going on turns out to be [[spoiler:the guy running the carpet shop]] who had no earlier involvement in the plot and you do not even have to meet at all when pursuing leads.
26th Jan '17 11:44:24 PM PaulA
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* In the second book of the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' trilogy it is revealed that the Mule is [[spoiler:Magnifico the clown]].

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* In the second book of the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' trilogy ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'' it is revealed that the Mule is [[spoiler:Magnifico the clown]].
21st Jan '17 11:51:19 PM LordYAM
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* ''Medici'': The killer of Giovanni de Medici turns out to be the bank manager Ugo, who usually only appeared in a few scenes.
19th Jan '17 4:29:42 PM dmcreif
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* In the latter half of Season 2 of ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', Comicbook/ThePunisher [[spoiler: finds out that the real mastermind behind the deaths of his wife and children is a mysterious drug lord named the Blacksmith. In the second to last episode, we find out that the Blacksmith is Colonel Schoonover, Frank's former commanding officer from the Marine Corps that had only shown up in one prior episode.]]

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* In the latter half of Season 2 of ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', Comicbook/ThePunisher Frank Castle [[spoiler: finds out learns from Wilson Fisk that the real mastermind behind the deaths of his wife and children is a mysterious drug lord named the Blacksmith. In the second to last episode, we find out that the Blacksmith is Colonel Schoonover, Frank's former commanding officer from the Marine Corps that had only shown up in one prior episode.]]
18th Jan '17 1:01:39 PM tiiger
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* ''Series/SleepHollow'''s season 2 BigBad was hiding in plain sight throughout season 1: it's [[spoiler:Henry Parish]], who is revealed in the first season finale to be both the Horseman of War and Ichabod's son.

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* ''Series/SleepHollow'''s ''Series/SleepyHollow'''s season 2 BigBad was hiding in plain sight throughout season 1: it's [[spoiler:Henry Parish]], who is revealed in the first season finale to be both the Horseman of War and Ichabod's son.
18th Jan '17 1:01:02 PM tiiger
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* ''Series/SleepHollow'''s season 2 BigBad was hiding in plain sight throughout season 1: it's [[spoiler:Henry Parish]], who is revealed in the first season finale to be both the Horseman of War and Ichabod's son.
18th Dec '16 4:56:45 AM Ea4g
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* Done in [[Literature/YoungWizards Young Wizards]] [[spoiler: literally. The dog was literally behind everything that has ever happened before, during and after. As it turns out, [[GodWasMyCopilot he was the creator (the one) in disguise.]] He also apparently really likes that "spell it backwards" joke.]]
12th Dec '16 9:33:16 PM Drope
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Compare with MilkmanConspiracy, where the dog, in this case, is an entire organization.

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Compare with MilkmanConspiracy, where the dog, in this case, which is when an entire organization.
organization that shouldn't have this much influence does.
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