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1st Nov '17 6:02:36 AM BigKlingy
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** Just when you think ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has a simple story, [[spoiler: Professor Alba]] reveals, [[PlotTwist among other things]], that he's behind everything.
** This series loves this trope so much that "Kiseki Paranoia" became a thing. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', [[spoiler: Crow is C and Misty/Vita is an Anguis of the Ouroboros.]]

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** Just when you think ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has a simple story, [[spoiler: Professor Alba]] reveals, [[PlotTwist among other things]], that he's behind everything.
everything. In the second game's third chapter, you have to foil a planned attack on Liberl's capital. The one behind it all is [[spoiler: the little girl you spend part of the chapter playing hide and seek with.]]
** This series loves this trope so much that "Kiseki Paranoia" became a thing. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', [[spoiler: Crow is C and Misty/Vita is an Anguis of the Ouroboros.]]]] ''Cold Steel 3'' takes this UpToEleven by revealing that [[EvilChancellor Giliath Osbourne]]'s [[TheDragon Dragon]] is none other than [[spoiler: Alisa Reinford's father]], a character who not only ''[[TheGhost never appeared before]]'', but was heavily implied to be dead!
29th Oct '17 9:15:34 PM bwburke94
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** However, GenreSavvy players can actually guess the murderer's identity once [[spoiler:he]] tells you that [[spoiler:he's a part-time bartender who fills in for other bartenders in most of LA's bars, something the Black Dahlia murderer would find rather useful to pick his victims]]. Furthermore, after the first case, [[spoiler:all the other bartenders you meet mention a temp agency]] which makes the connection all the more obvious.

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** However, GenreSavvy players can actually guess the murderer's identity once [[spoiler:he]] tells you told that [[spoiler:he's a part-time bartender who fills in for other bartenders in most of LA's bars, something the Black Dahlia murderer would find rather useful to pick his victims]]. Furthermore, after the first case, [[spoiler:all the other bartenders you meet mention a temp agency]] which makes the connection all the more obvious.
17th Oct '17 10:50:28 AM VVK
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* ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' by Creator/IainMBanks. There's a lot going on in the story, like a pair of mysterious twins following Sharrow, the protagonist, who are somehow able to cause her great pain at will using something implanted in her body long ago. Late in the book, it's seemingly revealed that TheManBehindTheMan for everyone is a generic EvilOverlord called Molgarin. [[spoiler: But even Molgarin turns out to be an actor planted by the real mastermind: Sharrow's cousin Geis. Geis has previously been presented as first a rather pathetic admirer of Sharrow, and later, it was shown that he'd gone as far as attempted rape to consummate his "love" for her. Well, he's still an obsessed creep in the ending, but one who has also worked a very long time so that he could orchestrate almost everything that happened in the book, not solely but largely just so that she'd be persuaded to love him.]]

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* ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' by Creator/IainMBanks. There's a lot going on in the story, like a pair of mysterious twins following Sharrow, the protagonist, who are somehow able to cause her great pain at will using something implanted in her body long ago. Late in the book, it's seemingly revealed that TheManBehindTheMan for everyone is a generic EvilOverlord DiabolicalMastermind called Molgarin. [[spoiler: But even Molgarin turns out to be an actor planted by the real mastermind: Sharrow's cousin Geis. Geis has previously been presented as first a rather pathetic admirer of Sharrow, and later, it was shown that he'd gone as far as attempted rape to consummate his "love" for her. Well, he's still an obsessed creep in the ending, but one who has also worked a very long time so that he could orchestrate almost everything that happened in the book, not solely but largely just so that she'd be persuaded to love him.]]
17th Oct '17 10:49:51 AM VVK
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* ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' by Creator/IainMBanks. There's a lot going on in the story, like a pair of mysterious twins following Sharrow, the protagonist, who are somehow able to cause her great pain at will using something implanted in her body long ago. Late in the book, it's seemingly revealed that TheManBehindTheMan for everyone is a generic EvilOverlord called Molgarin. [[spoiler: But even Molgarin turns out to be an actor planted by the real mastermind: Sharrow's cousin Geis. Geis has previously been presented as first a rather pathetic admirer of Sharrow, and later, it was shown that he'd gone as far as attempted rape to consummate his "love" for her. Well, he's still an obsessed creep in the ending, but one who has also worked a very long time so that he could orchestrate almost everything that happened in the book, all just so that she'd be persuaded to love him.]]

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* ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' by Creator/IainMBanks. There's a lot going on in the story, like a pair of mysterious twins following Sharrow, the protagonist, who are somehow able to cause her great pain at will using something implanted in her body long ago. Late in the book, it's seemingly revealed that TheManBehindTheMan for everyone is a generic EvilOverlord called Molgarin. [[spoiler: But even Molgarin turns out to be an actor planted by the real mastermind: Sharrow's cousin Geis. Geis has previously been presented as first a rather pathetic admirer of Sharrow, and later, it was shown that he'd gone as far as attempted rape to consummate his "love" for her. Well, he's still an obsessed creep in the ending, but one who has also worked a very long time so that he could orchestrate almost everything that happened in the book, all not solely but largely just so that she'd be persuaded to love him.]]
17th Oct '17 10:48:05 AM VVK
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* ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' by Creator/IainMBanks. There's a lot going on in the story, like a pair of mysterious twins following Sharrow, the protagonist, who are somehow able to cause her great pain at will using something implanted in her body long ago. Late in the book, it's seemingly revealed that TheManBehindTheMan for everyone is a generic EvilOverlord called Molgarin. [[spoiler: But even Molgarin turns out to be an actor planted by the real mastermind: Sharrow's cousin Geis. Geis has previously been presented as first a rather pathetic admirer of Sharrow, and later, it was shown that he'd gone as far as attempted rape to consummate his "love" for her. Well, he's still an obsessed creep in the ending, but one who has also worked a very long time so that he could orchestrate almost everything that happened in the book, all just so that she'd be persuaded to love him.]]
13th Oct '17 6:01:07 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', Stalin's "advisor" is revealed to be none other than the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'', Kane.

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', Stalin's "advisor" (who up until then appeared once in the background and never spoke) is revealed to be none other than the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries'', Kane.
12th Oct '17 6:37:47 PM Gosicrystal
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This trope is named after ''Videogame/SilentHill2'' and it's secret joke ending in which a female Shiba Inu dog named Mira is revelead to be the BigBad behind the entire town of Silent Hill.

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This trope is named after ''Videogame/SilentHill2'' and it's its secret joke ending in which a female Shiba Inu dog named Mira is revelead to be the BigBad behind the entire town of Silent Hill.
10th Oct '17 4:50:15 AM ACW
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** In the True Ending of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'', it turns out that [[spoiler: Hazama, Noel's superior from the Intelligence Department and a dialogue-only NPC]] is actually the new identity of [[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]], who burned down Ragna's childhood home and is basically one of the most [[CompleteMonster amoral]] characters in all of fiction.

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** In the True Ending of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'', it turns out that [[spoiler: Hazama, Noel's superior from the Intelligence Department and a dialogue-only NPC]] is actually the new identity of [[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]], who burned down Ragna's childhood home and is basically one of the most [[CompleteMonster amoral]] amoral characters in all of fiction.
5th Oct '17 9:01:16 AM 1810072342
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* ''Franchise/Blazblue'':

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* ''Franchise/Blazblue'':''Franchise/BlazBlue'':
5th Oct '17 9:00:44 AM 1810072342
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* At the very end of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'', it is revealed that the Imperator of the NOL is [[spoiler:Saya, who we thought was a DamselInDistress all this time]].
** Until the reveal from a Drama CD revealing that [[spoiler:Saya was brought forth to Relius shortly after her kidnapping and Relius made a cryptic comment that she's going to be a vessel for something, meaning Imperator Saya, for all means, could be a PuppetKing manipulated by Relius and Hazama, therefore the mastermind may have been both of them since the very beginning]].
** In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'', this turns out to be [[spoiler:''triple subverted''. In the end, Saya backstabbed them after their failures, and left them to their fates, claiming that they have played their parts, and seized Phantom for herself. But it was because the mastermind isn't exactly Saya herself, but the Goddess of Death Izanami who was possessing her. And it turns out that she is the aforementioned 'something' that Relius modified Saya as the vessel of. A Goddess of Death is no mere 'dog', my friend]].

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* ''Franchise/Blazblue'':
** In the True Ending of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'', it turns out that [[spoiler: Hazama, Noel's superior from the Intelligence Department and a dialogue-only NPC]] is actually the new identity of [[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]], who burned down Ragna's childhood home and is basically one of the most [[CompleteMonster amoral]] characters in all of fiction.
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At the very end of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'', it is revealed that the Imperator of the NOL is [[spoiler:Saya, who we thought was a DamselInDistress all this time]].
** *** Until the reveal from a Drama CD revealing that [[spoiler:Saya was brought forth to Relius shortly after her kidnapping and Relius made a cryptic comment that she's going to be a vessel for something, meaning Imperator Saya, for all means, could be a PuppetKing manipulated by Relius and Hazama, therefore the mastermind may have been both of them since the very beginning]].
** *** In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'', this turns out to be [[spoiler:''triple subverted''. In the end, Saya backstabbed them after their failures, and left them to their fates, claiming that they have played their parts, and seized Phantom for herself. But it was because the mastermind isn't exactly Saya herself, but the Goddess of Death Izanami who was possessing her. And it turns out that she is the aforementioned 'something' that Relius modified Saya as the vessel of. A Goddess of Death is no mere 'dog', my friend]].
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