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15th Jul '17 9:38:24 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] [[SonicStorybookSeries and the Black Knight]]'', the main theme is full of what seems like a bunch of knightly nonsense to fit the theme of the game, such as "I will conquer near and far" and "By the table I command." It sounds like it's about King Arthur, but it's performed by Crush 40, the typical "voice" of Sonic and Shadow. It seems like they just got lazy, until the end of the game reveals that [[spoiler: Sonic is the true King Arthur, possibly literally; the one the Black Knight replaced may have been to Sonic as the game's Gawain is to Knuckles]]. A few astute fans actually suggested something to this effect before the game was released based on the first verse of the song.

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* In ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] [[SonicStorybookSeries and the Black Knight]]'', ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'', the main theme is full of what seems like a bunch of knightly nonsense to fit the theme of the game, such as "I will conquer near and far" and "By the table I command." It sounds like it's about King Arthur, but it's performed by Crush 40, the typical "voice" of Sonic and Shadow. It seems like they just got lazy, until the end of the game reveals that [[spoiler: Sonic is the true King Arthur, possibly literally; the one the Black Knight replaced may have been to Sonic as the game's Gawain is to Knuckles]]. A few astute fans actually suggested something to this effect before the game was released based on the first verse of the song.
14th Jul '17 12:10:49 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates many characters with [[{{Leitmotif}} particular instruments and bits of music]]. Several times, someone's music hints their involvement, and similarity between two themes hint at the characters' present or future connection:
** Pearl's main instrument is piano. Connie's is normally a synth bell, but when she's involve in an action scene it changes to also be piano. About a season ''after'' we first hear the latter, Connie becomes Pearl's apprentice and learns how to sword fight from her.
** Amethyst and Jasper's themes are extremely different, but are the only two with drums. This was an early hint that the two are the same type of gem.
** In "Same Old World", Lapis's flashback to the Homeworld ends with a flash of white light and a snip of the Diamond Authority's DroneOfDread, heavily implying something made explicit a half season later: [[spoiler:Most of the Gems on Earth were corrupted by the Diamonds's WorldWreckingWave.]]
** Steven, Connie, and Mr. Maheswaran spend "Doug Out" chasing trespassers in Funland. They think it was just Onion, but the music that played (two new pieces, whereas Onion didn't have a particular theme) foreshadow the episode's end, where two SinisterSilhouettes come after Onion. When [[spoiler:Topaz and Aquamarine]] appear in person a few episodes later, we can hear full versions of the same music.
6th Apr '17 2:56:50 AM ninjamitsuki2
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** In Anime/DigimonTamers Beelzemon's theme "Black Intruder" has lyrics mentioning him having wings, even though he didn't have any when it first played, hinting that he will in fact get another form.

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** In Anime/DigimonTamers Beelzemon's theme "Black Intruder" has lyrics mentioning him having wings, even though he didn't have any when it first played, hinting that he will in fact get another this is probably not his final form.
6th Apr '17 12:41:46 AM ninjamitsuki2
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** In Anime/DigimonTamers Beelzemon's theme "Black Intruder" has lyrics mentioning him having wings, even though he didn't have any when it first played, hinting that he will in fact get another form.
2nd Apr '17 12:10:53 AM Gamermaster
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' the final dungeon Lorule Castle is a giant boss rush each boss you kill adds another layer to the music. The final form of the music adds in Ganon's theme revealing that you're not just fighting Yuga but the all powerful influence of Ganon inside Yuga's mind.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' the final dungeon Lorule Castle is a giant boss rush each boss you kill adds another layer to the music. The final form of the music adds in Ganon's theme revealing that you're not just fighting Yuga but the all powerful influence of Ganon inside Yuga's mind.
11th Mar '17 11:40:59 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', the masked, unidentified ninja dives for Ocelot's arm, and the music plays the sharp opening bars of [[spoiler:Olga]]'s theme, providing a clue for the musically observant as to who the ninja is before the official reveal. This one was in a very cinematic cutscene and was short - it was so subtle that everyone who hadn't shelled out for the OST (or watched the Making Of where the trick was blatantly pointed out by the announcer) probably didn't notice it.
** In ''MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler:Big Boss]]'s theme plays over the voice actor credits...

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In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', the masked, unidentified ninja dives for Ocelot's arm, and the music plays the sharp opening bars of [[spoiler:Olga]]'s theme, providing a clue for the musically observant as to who the ninja is before the official reveal. This one was in a very cinematic cutscene and was short - it was so subtle that everyone who hadn't shelled out for the OST (or watched the Making Of where the trick was blatantly pointed out by the announcer) probably didn't notice it.
** In ''MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler:Big Boss]]'s theme plays over the voice actor credits...
22nd Jan '17 8:41:07 AM ReynTime250
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has Guzma's battle theme where part of it is a remix from the Aether Foundation base. [[spoiler: We later find out that Team Skull is working with the Aether Foundation]].
15th Jan '17 10:37:33 AM FordPrefect
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* An ''extremely'' hard one to spot in ''Film/TronLegacy''. During "Adigio for Tron" and the painful flashback to Clu's ambush, a brief snippet of Rinzler's theme plays at the moment of Tron's defeat.

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* An ''extremely'' hard one to spot in ''Film/TronLegacy''. During "Adigio "Adagio for Tron" and the painful flashback to Clu's ambush, a brief snippet of Rinzler's theme plays at the moment of Tron's defeat.
22nd Jul '16 6:30:30 PM jormis29
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* In the video game ''FlowerSunAndRain'' the end credits roll to a song nicknamed ''Welcome Home''. That song may be the single most leitmotif-heavy song Masafumi Takada has ever written. One interesting thing about it is near the end of the song, it stops abruptly with a needle drop noise, and then resumes again. But when it resumes, you can actually catch the subtle leitmotif of the song ''Kusabi'' from Grasshopper's previous game ''The Silver Case''. This is foreshadowing ''Flower, Sun, and Rain's'' [[TheStinger stinger]], which reveals that [[spoiler:your new pal Peter Bocchwinkur is really your old pal Tetsugorō Kusabi from ''The Silver Case'', whose theme music was hidden in the end credits theme.]]

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* In the video game ''FlowerSunAndRain'' ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'' the end credits roll to a song nicknamed ''Welcome Home''. That song may be the single most leitmotif-heavy song Masafumi Takada has ever written. One interesting thing about it is near the end of the song, it stops abruptly with a needle drop noise, and then resumes again. But when it resumes, you can actually catch the subtle leitmotif of the song ''Kusabi'' from Grasshopper's previous game ''The Silver Case''.''VideoGame/TheSilverCase''. This is foreshadowing ''Flower, Sun, and Rain's'' [[TheStinger stinger]], which reveals that [[spoiler:your new pal Peter Bocchwinkur is really your old pal Tetsugorō Kusabi from ''The Silver Case'', whose theme music was hidden in the end credits theme.]]
28th May '16 11:17:27 AM hillo315
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' inverts this: The music plays before the audience is supposed to know what's happening, but the music is bound to add to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx6gKa07RF4 growing unsettling feeling]] of the moment. It plays several times throughout the movie, [[https://youtu.be/ThM-N6xKGoo?t=1m54s with]] different modifications each time, depending on what's going on. Then the Reveal comes, and only then do we get [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsOzzgIB-2o this theme]], which is virtually the same thing, just upgraded so it sounds like it [--Spoiler Alert!--] [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igj5L5tFVw4 begins a huge battle]]]]. This would have overlapped with foreshadowing if this trope was somehow played straight. Done the way it was, however, it's more of a musical [[WhamLine Wham Line]].

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' inverts this: The music plays before the audience is supposed to know what's happening, but the music is bound to add to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx6gKa07RF4 growing unsettling feeling]] of the moment. It plays several times throughout the movie, [[https://youtu.be/ThM-N6xKGoo?t=1m54s with]] different modifications each time, depending on what's going on. Then the Reveal comes, and only then do we get [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsOzzgIB-2o this theme]], which is virtually the same thing, just upgraded so it sounds like it [--Spoiler Alert!--] [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igj5L5tFVw4 begins a huge battle]]]]. This would have overlapped with foreshadowing if this trope was somehow played straight.foreshadowing, except that the audience would have no context until the Reveal. Done the way it was, however, it's more of a musical [[WhamLine Wham Line]].
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