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27th Jul '16 11:26:48 AM MoonByte
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* In the Momondo advertisment ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyaEQEmt5ls The DNA Journey]]'', they ask a group of people about their heritage and then retrace it via a DNA test. Among others, a british man declares that he is better than others because of being from Britain and specifically expresses disdain for the germans. He isn't too pleased to find out he is only 30% british and actually 5% german.
15th Jul '16 7:25:31 AM jnv11
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} Book I and II'': Feena first appears in Book I as a ordinary-looking girl locked up in the Shrine dungeon, and seems to have lost her memory. In Book II, right before the final boss, she is revealed to be one of the twin goddesses of Ys. During the ending cutscene, she tells Adol to "remember the girl in me".
12th Jul '16 1:23:38 AM PaulA
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* Creator/TedDekker's Christian [[{{Adaptation}} suspense novel (and later movie)]] ''{{Thr3e}}'' is about a young man tormented by a serial killer that decides to make him his next victim. He's aided by an old childhood friend and an FBI agent whose brother was one of the victims. It later turns out that [[spoiler:both the "killer" and the childhood friend are alternate personalities of the main character, caused by [[FreudianExcuse the abuse his adoptive mother put him through as a child]]. In fact, the "evil" side of his personality isn't the same serial killer that killed the agent's brother at all--the main character heard about the murders and his other personality started to copy them.]]

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* Creator/TedDekker's Christian [[{{Adaptation}} suspense novel (and later movie)]] ''{{Thr3e}}'' movie) ''Film/{{Thr3e}}'' is about a young man tormented by a serial killer that decides to make him his next victim. He's aided by an old childhood friend and an FBI agent whose brother was one of the victims. It later turns out that [[spoiler:both the "killer" and the childhood friend are alternate personalities of the main character, caused by [[FreudianExcuse the abuse his adoptive mother put him through as a child]]. In fact, the "evil" side of his personality isn't the same serial killer that killed the agent's brother at all--the main character heard about the murders and his other personality started to copy them.]]
11th Jul '16 6:36:02 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' does this. After Mirai and Yuki finally make it home, we find out that [[spoiler: Yuki died a few episodes earlier, and is actually a ghost/hallucination.]]
11th Jul '16 6:11:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has a borderline example: It turns out that Keiichi's foray ThroughTheEyesOfMadness in the first arc was ''him'' being crazy and not a case of TownWithADarkSecret -- but Keiichi only learns this in an alternate timeline when he gets a glimpse of his own actions from outside of his own mind at the time.



* The anime adaption of the second game of ''{{Franchise/Ys}}'' does this with [[spoiler: Lilia, who was infused with a demonic essence to save her life as a child by Keith Fact, who reveals this to her when Adol is trying to fight Darm, the being keeping the demons in existence. It's also the reason she wasn't turned into stone by Dares.]]

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* The anime adaption adaptation of the second game of ''{{Franchise/Ys}}'' does this with [[spoiler: Lilia, who was infused with a demonic essence to save her life as a child by Keith Fact, who reveals this to her when Adol is trying to fight Darm, the being keeping the demons in existence. It's also the reason she wasn't turned into stone by Dares.]]
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' includes two examples of this due to [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness delusional characters]]:
** The first is that [[spoiler:Megu-nee]] has been DeadAllAlong. This is revealed in the first few chapters of the manga but isn't revealed in the anime until halfway through (which resulted in many changes). The other characters know she is dead except for Yuki. They let Yuki keep believing [[spoiler:Megu-nee]] is alive. [[spoiler:Yuki saw Megu-nee die along with everyone else but began repressing it and the entire zombie apocalypse.]] Eventually Yuki comes to accept [[spoiler:Megu-nee's]] death.
** The second one involves [[spoiler:CoolBigSis Yuuri]] and [[spoiler:her little sister Ruu]]. After undergoing a SanitySlippage due to the stress of trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse, she finds [[spoiler:her little sister Ruu]] in an abandoned building and saves her. [[spoiler:Ruu]] becomes the TagalongKid and [[spoiler:Rii]] is ''very'' protective of her. This however comes with the cost of her becoming TheLoad of the gang. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Ruu]] does not exist, at least not anymore. [[spoiler:"Ruu" is actually a teddy bear Rii found and is hallucinating is her sister while the real Ruu is implied to be DeadAllAlong.]]
* Isao from ''Manga/InsideMari'' believes himself to be a man [[GrandTheftMe stuck in the body]] of teenage girl named Mari. Over the course of the manga it's revealed that [[spoiler:Mari has a SplitPersonality and never was a bodyswap.
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* In an early ComicBook/PostCrisis story, ComicBook/{{Superman}} shows up badly damaged somehow having been turned into a robot Superman. It turns out, of course, that this really is just a robot Superman who was so well programmed that he genuinely thinks he is Superman.

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* In an early ComicBook/PostCrisis story, ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} shows up badly damaged somehow having been turned into a robot Superman. It turns out, of course, that this really is just a robot Superman who was so well programmed that he genuinely thinks he is Superman.






* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', no one could have predicted that the cast was really [[spoiler: former members of the terrorist organization Super High School Level Despair]], least of all Hinata Hajime, the protagonist who is merely [[spoiler: a reconstruction of pre-surgery Izuru Kamukura, Super High School Level Hope.]] Talentless? [[spoiler: Not even close.]]
* The ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' series has several:

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* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', no one could have predicted that the cast was really [[spoiler: former members of the terrorist organization Super High School Level Despair]], least of all Hinata Hajime, the protagonist who is merely [[spoiler: a reconstruction of pre-surgery Izuru Kamukura, Super High School Level Hope.]] Talentless? [[spoiler: Not even close.]]
* The ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series has several:



* In Team Dark's ending in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', Rouge discovers [[spoiler:hundreds upon ''hundreds'' of copies of Shadow in tubes identical to the one he was in at the start of the game. It matters little, though -- once he's over the shock, he decides that original or not, he's still ''the'' Shadow the Hedgehog]]. This is followed up on in one of the multiple endings of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', with Eggman admitting that [[spoiler:Shadow is one of the copies. He gets over it instantly, kills Eggman and takes over the world.]]

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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In Team Dark's ending in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', Rouge discovers [[spoiler:hundreds upon ''hundreds'' of copies of Shadow in tubes identical to the one he was in at the start of the game. It matters little, though -- once he's over the shock, he decides that original or not, he's still ''the'' Shadow the Hedgehog]]. This is followed up on in one of the multiple endings of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', with Eggman admitting that [[spoiler:Shadow is one of the copies. He gets over it instantly, kills Eggman and takes over the world.]]



*** The canon ending also has a completely separate Tomato in the Mirror twist: [[spoiler:Shadow was created from [[BigBad Black Doom]]'s blood, making him at least partially a Black Arm.]]

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*** ** The canon ending to ''Shadow the Hedgehog'' also has a completely separate Tomato in the Mirror twist: [[spoiler:Shadow was created from [[BigBad Black Doom]]'s blood, making him at least partially a Black Arm.]]



* Itsuki in ''VisualNovel/{{Suika}}'' realizes that she [[spoiler:is actually dead instead of her sister]] at the end of the first chapter.



* In ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', the protagonist Sigma and 8 other strangers are abducted by someone named Zero and are forced to play the Nonary Game. Sigma, a 22-year-old college student, later finds out that [[spoiler:he's actually 70 years old, an esper, has lost his eye, had his arms replaced by cybernetic ones, and is Zero.]] Needless to say, this is quite the shock to him.







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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has a borderline example: It turns out that Keiichi's foray ThroughTheEyesOfMadness in the first arc was ''him'' being crazy and not a case of TownWithADarkSecret -- but Keiichi only learns this in an alternate timeline when he gets a glimpse of his own actions from outside of his own mind at the time.
* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', no one could have predicted that the cast was really [[spoiler: former members of the terrorist organization Super High School Level Despair]], least of all Hinata Hajime, the protagonist who is merely [[spoiler: a reconstruction of pre-surgery Izuru Kamukura, Super High School Level Hope.]] Talentless? [[spoiler: Not even close.]]
* Itsuki in ''VisualNovel/{{Suika}}'' realizes that she [[spoiler:is actually dead instead of her sister]] at the end of the first chapter.
* In ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', the protagonist Sigma and 8 other strangers are abducted by someone named Zero and are forced to play the Nonary Game. Sigma, a 22-year-old college student, later finds out that [[spoiler:he's actually 70 years old, an esper, has lost his eye, had his arms replaced by cybernetic ones, and is Zero.]] Needless to say, this is quite the shock to him.
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10th Jul '16 9:26:38 PM TheBuddy26
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'''This is a TwistEnding trope. Expect your tomatoes to be [[SpoileredRotten spoi]][[{{Pun led]]!'''

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'''This is a TwistEnding trope. Expect your tomatoes to be [[SpoileredRotten spoi]][[{{Pun spoi]][[{{Pun}} led]]!'''
10th Jul '16 9:26:29 PM TheBuddy26
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'''This is a TwistEnding trope. Expect your tomatoes to be [[SpoileredRotten spoiled]]!'''

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'''This is a TwistEnding trope. Expect your tomatoes to be [[SpoileredRotten spoiled]]!'''
spoi]][[{{Pun led]]!'''
9th Jul '16 7:37:18 PM R1ck
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* A more literal example: there is a thing known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisoptrophobia eisoptrophobia]], which is essentially a fear of your own reflection. But even if you're lucky not to have this one, it's still not recommended to have a mirror in the room you're sleeping in - it's perfectly possible to be scared of the sight of "some person not meant to be here" when you're not quite awake.
** There's a superstition that the soul leaves the body while you're sleeping, and if it sees itself in the mirror it might be so scared it doesn't return and you die.
6th Jul '16 8:05:38 PM Karxrida
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* ''FireEmblemAwakening'' has [[SarcasmMode lovingly]] prepared a double-whammy special tomato puree surprise for you. [[spoiler:You, as the Avatar, are [[OmnicidalManiac Val]][[TheDragon idar]]'s child. Yes, the spawn of the madman who heads a ReligionOfEvil dedicated to the resident GodOfEvil, the Fell Dragon Grima; the same man who attempted to have your friends assassinated in cold blood in the middle of the night and the one who eventually forces you through magical thrall to attempt to murder your best friend (And quite possibly your husband, if your Avatar is female). That's the ''[[FromBadToWorse least]]'' of your worries. Have you ever wondered why your Avatar and your children are so stupidly strong? It's because you are the most perfect result of a SuperBreedingProgram by said ReligionOfEvil, designed to create [[SoulJar a suitable vessel]] for their God. Unfortunately, your birth was so perfect that rather than create a person that hopefully would be good enough to hold the God, ''[[AntiChrist the god chose you to be his reincarnation]].'' [[ApocalypseMaiden You]] '''are''' the GodOfEvil. And TimeTravel is involved in this game. And guess what? Nothing quite feels like a kick in the nuts like hearing the impending realization of your dark destiny coming from the mouth of ''yourself'' from a BadFuture where you ''willingly'' murdered your best friend/possible husband, [[AGodAmI ascended to godhood]] and proceeded to lay waste to the world, bringing unmeasureable death and destruction to all that lives and being basically single-handedly responsible for every single tragedy that's befallen the time-travelling children of your TrueCompanions. '''YIKES.''' Fortunately for everyone not from the Grimleal, you can and WILL ScrewDestiny to prevent the present from turning into that ruined future.]]

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* ''FireEmblemAwakening'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has [[SarcasmMode lovingly]] prepared a double-whammy special tomato puree surprise for you. [[spoiler:You, as the Avatar, are [[OmnicidalManiac Val]][[TheDragon idar]]'s child. Yes, the spawn of the madman who heads a ReligionOfEvil dedicated to the resident GodOfEvil, the Fell Dragon Grima; the same man who attempted to have your friends assassinated in cold blood in the middle of the night and the one who eventually forces you through magical thrall to attempt to murder your best friend (And quite possibly your husband, if your Avatar is female). That's the ''[[FromBadToWorse least]]'' of your worries. Have you ever wondered why your Avatar and your children are so stupidly strong? It's because you are the most perfect result of a SuperBreedingProgram by said ReligionOfEvil, designed to create [[SoulJar a suitable vessel]] for their God. Unfortunately, your birth was so perfect that rather than create a person that hopefully would be good enough to hold the God, ''[[AntiChrist the god chose you to be his reincarnation]].'' [[ApocalypseMaiden You]] '''are''' the GodOfEvil. And TimeTravel is involved in this game. And guess what? Nothing quite feels like a kick in the nuts like hearing the impending realization of your dark destiny coming from the mouth of ''yourself'' from a BadFuture where you ''willingly'' murdered your best friend/possible husband, [[AGodAmI ascended to godhood]] and proceeded to lay waste to the world, bringing unmeasureable death and destruction to all that lives and being basically single-handedly responsible for every single tragedy that's befallen the time-travelling children of your TrueCompanions. '''YIKES.''' Fortunately for everyone not from the Grimleal, you can and WILL ScrewDestiny to prevent the present from turning into that ruined future.]]
30th Jun '16 5:33:29 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted and parodied in Lavie Tidhar's novel ''Osama''. The GenreSavvy reader has suspected all along that the protagonist is an AlternateUniverse version of UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, and near the end he sees a portrait of Osama Bin Laden that looks exactly like a bearded version of him. Then he discovers that it's actually a mirror with a false beard attached.

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* Subverted and parodied in Lavie Tidhar's novel ''Osama''. The GenreSavvy reader has suspected all along that the protagonist is an AlternateUniverse version of UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, and near the end he sees a portrait of Osama Bin bin Laden that looks exactly like a bearded version of him. Then he discovers that it's actually a mirror with a false beard attached.
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