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11th Mar '17 12:31:29 PM Vir
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** In the canon ending of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', [[spoiler:Eggman tells Shadow he is the original, and he found him after he fell to earth and put him into a capsule to let him heal.]]

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** In the canon ending of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', ''Shadow the Hedgehog'', [[spoiler:Eggman tells Shadow he is the original, and he found him after he fell to earth and put him into a capsule to let him heal.]]



** That show (and the finale described above) were a long {{Homage}} to ''TwinPeaks''.

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** That show (and the finale described above) were a long {{Homage}} {{homage}} to ''TwinPeaks''.''Series/TwinPeaks''.



** Not only that, but he also discovers that [[spoiler:he is the {{omnicidalmaniac}} ID, while his current amnesiac personality was artificially made after he committed a genocide.]] Then he discovers [[spoiler:or should we say [[GeneticMemory remember]] that he became crazy because his mother was [[TheManBehindTheMan Miang]] and made a lot of gruesome and painful experiments on him]] Then, we learn that [[spoiler:Grahf and Fei are actually the same person, in two different bodies, and that 500 years ago, he was the lover of the game's world equivalant of the pope who made a HeroicSacrifice for him, causing Lacan (Fei's name at the time) to become the immortal Grahf while his original personality kept reincarnating]]. If this was not enough, Fei later learns that [[spoiler:he is the ancestor of every inhabitant of the world, which he was not supposed to be, that free will exists thanks to him, and that he '''created''' his soul mate 10.000 years ago as a child because he felt a need of protection while he was linked to [[KingOfAllCosmos The Wave Existence]], which gave him the power to [[RealityWarper wish his feelings into reality]], and that all of it makes him basically the TheAntichrist, except that here, the Antichrist is the [[AntiAntiChrist ''good'' guy]] ]]. Fei is not a case of Tomato in the Mirror, he is [[spoiler:The tomato, the mirror, the frame of the mirror, the room in which the tomato and the mirror are, and the architect of all of this actually wants to be killed by him]]

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** Not only that, but he also discovers that [[spoiler:he is the {{omnicidalmaniac}} OmnicidalManiac ID, while his current amnesiac personality was artificially made after he committed a genocide.]] Then he discovers [[spoiler:or should we say [[GeneticMemory remember]] that he became crazy because his mother was [[TheManBehindTheMan Miang]] and made a lot of gruesome and painful experiments on him]] Then, we learn that [[spoiler:Grahf and Fei are actually the same person, in two different bodies, and that 500 years ago, he was the lover of the game's world equivalant of the pope who made a HeroicSacrifice for him, causing Lacan (Fei's name at the time) to become the immortal Grahf while his original personality kept reincarnating]]. If this was not enough, Fei later learns that [[spoiler:he is the ancestor of every inhabitant of the world, which he was not supposed to be, that free will exists thanks to him, and that he '''created''' his soul mate 10.000 years ago as a child because he felt a need of protection while he was linked to [[KingOfAllCosmos The Wave Existence]], which gave him the power to [[RealityWarper wish his feelings into reality]], and that all of it makes him basically the TheAntichrist, except that here, the Antichrist TheAntichrist is the [[AntiAntiChrist ''good'' guy]] ]]. Fei is not a case of Tomato in the Mirror, he is [[spoiler:The tomato, the mirror, the frame of the mirror, the room in which the tomato and the mirror are, and the architect of all of this actually wants to be killed by him]]



** Something similar happens to [[spoiler:Jet of ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'' when he finds out he is not actually Dr. Enduro's son, but actually an ArtificialHuman created to interface with the Yggdrasil System.]]

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** Something similar happens to [[spoiler:Jet of ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'' ''VideoGame/WildARMs3'' when he finds out he is not actually Dr. Enduro's son, but actually an ArtificialHuman created to interface with the Yggdrasil System.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Eternal Punishment'', [[spoiler:The Sumaru City in which Maya and company live in is one big mirror, the denizens of the city (except Tatsuya) are pretty much tomatoes. In the "real world" (what Joker calls "the Other Side"), Maya was killed with the Spear of Longinus in ''Innocent Sin'' by Maya Okamura, and in having that happen, the world is destroyed, with the exception of Sumaru City. Stricken with grief over her death, Tatsuya and his friends demanded Philemon to do something about it. Philemon agrees to bring her back, but in the alternate world where EP takes place, but with a price--everyone must forget Maya and the friendship they shared. Everyone gives up their memory, but during the process Tatsuya out and out refused to forget Maya and through sheer force of will he ends up in EP's Sumaru with all his memories intact, causing a paradox. The Maya in this world runs across him and feels a strange déjà vu vibe from him, as well as pain in her side, where she had been stabbed in Innocent Sin.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: ''VideoGame/Persona2: Eternal Punishment'', [[spoiler:The Sumaru City in which Maya and company live in is one big mirror, the denizens of the city (except Tatsuya) are pretty much tomatoes. In the "real world" (what Joker calls "the Other Side"), Maya was killed with the Spear of Longinus in ''Innocent Sin'' by Maya Okamura, and in having that happen, the world is destroyed, with the exception of Sumaru City. Stricken with grief over her death, Tatsuya and his friends demanded Philemon to do something about it. Philemon agrees to bring her back, but in the alternate world where EP takes place, but with a price--everyone must forget Maya and the friendship they shared. Everyone gives up their memory, but during the process Tatsuya out and out refused to forget Maya and through sheer force of will he ends up in EP's Sumaru with all his memories intact, causing a paradox. The Maya in this world runs across him and feels a strange déjà vu vibe from him, as well as pain in her side, where she had been stabbed in Innocent Sin.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}: A Puzzle of Flesh'' has this as its big endgame twist: Over the course of the game, the player character Curtis is haunted by insane visions, compounded with his own guilt over presumably causing his mother to hate him and eventually commit suicide, as various people he doesn't like around his office at Wyntech are being killed off. As Curtis investigates deeper into Wyntech's past, he discovers that the company used to dabble in experimenting with transdimensional portals, his father was involved in their projects, and Curtis himself was used as a guinea pig. The final reveal is that [[spoiler:Curtis, who you've just spent the entire game playing as, is in fact an alien duplicate: The '''real''' Curtis never left the alien dimension, and has mutated and developed psychic powers to torment the clone Curtis with past dimensional barriers.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}: ''VideoGame/Phantasmagoria2: A Puzzle of Flesh'' has this as its big endgame twist: Over the course of the game, the player character Curtis is haunted by insane visions, compounded with his own guilt over presumably causing his mother to hate him and eventually commit suicide, as various people he doesn't like around his office at Wyntech are being killed off. As Curtis investigates deeper into Wyntech's past, he discovers that the company used to dabble in experimenting with transdimensional portals, his father was involved in their projects, and Curtis himself was used as a guinea pig. The final reveal is that [[spoiler:Curtis, who you've just spent the entire game playing as, is in fact an alien duplicate: The '''real''' Curtis never left the alien dimension, and has mutated and developed psychic powers to torment the clone Curtis with past dimensional barriers.]]



* The old PC AdventureGame ''{{Waxworks}}'' has the player trying to undo a family curse that [[CainAndAbel has caused every set of twin boys to have one good and one evil son.]] After traveling through time Series/QuantumLeap style to four other similar sets of twins, you finally go back to the witch that cursed your ancestors to begin with and kill her. [[spoiler: Then you finally rescue your brother, only to learn that you were the EvilTwin the entire time.]]

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* The old PC AdventureGame ''{{Waxworks}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Waxworks}}'' has the player trying to undo a family curse that [[CainAndAbel has caused every set of twin boys to have one good and one evil son.]] After traveling through time Series/QuantumLeap style to four other similar sets of twins, you finally go back to the witch that cursed your ancestors to begin with and kill her. [[spoiler: Then you finally rescue your brother, only to learn that you were the EvilTwin the entire time.]]
8th Mar '17 10:43:04 PM Monsund
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* ''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.]]

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* ''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 evil 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 helps Grima mind control 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 dragon master [[GrrandTHeftMe to hold the God, ''[[AntiChrist the god chose you to be his reincarnation]].'' possess]].[[ApocalypseMaiden You]] '''are''' the GodOfEvil.to have your body stolen for use by Grima. 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'' ''your own body'' from a BadFuture where you ''willingly'' murdered were possessed by Grima, were ForcedtoWatch Grima kill 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 with you in the time-travelling children of your TrueCompanions. front seat.'''YIKES.''' Fortunately for everyone not from the Grimleal, you can and WILL ScrewDestiny to prevent the present from turning into that ruined future.]]
5th Mar '17 8:35:30 PM HawkbitAlpha
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Hall Monitor," Spongebob and Patrick are out to catch a maniac, who broke through open windows and caused car crashes. Turns out Spongebob's the maniac. He found that out after rampaging blindly through the city while stuck in a mailbox.

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* PlayedForLaughs by ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Hall Monitor," Spongebob and Patrick are out to catch a maniac, who broke through open windows and caused car crashes. Turns out Spongebob's the maniac. He found that out after [[ItMakesSenseInContext rampaging blindly through the city while stuck in a mailbox.]]
28th Feb '17 3:58:41 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* In Franchise/{{Lego}} ''[[Franchise/{{Ninjago}} Ninjago]]'', Zane has gone his whole life not knowing if he actually has any parents. Guided by a mysterious falcon, he eventually stumbles upon a hidden laboratory. He first discovers [[spoiler:the falcon is actually a robot]], then sees mysterious blueprints. Moments later, he realizes these aren't just any blueprints... [[spoiler:[[TearJerker they're]] ''[[RoboticReveal his.]]'']]

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* In Franchise/{{Lego}} ''[[Franchise/{{Ninjago}} Ninjago]]'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Zane has gone his whole life not knowing if he actually has any parents. Guided by a mysterious falcon, he eventually stumbles upon a hidden laboratory. He first discovers [[spoiler:the falcon is actually a robot]], then sees mysterious blueprints. Moments later, he realizes these aren't just any blueprints... [[spoiler:[[TearJerker they're]] ''[[RoboticReveal his.]]'']]
26th Feb '17 10:56:41 AM nombretomado
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* Appears in HunterSThompson's seminal work The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, wherein the main character and his foreign photographer searches Kentucky during the annual horse race derby for the very poster child of the decadence and depravity associated with the derby. In the end, after four-five days of madness, culture shocks and innumerable amounts of alcohol, his photographer exclaims: "It's us!"

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* Appears in HunterSThompson's Creator/HunterSThompson's seminal work The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, wherein the main character and his foreign photographer searches Kentucky during the annual horse race derby for the very poster child of the decadence and depravity associated with the derby. In the end, after four-five days of madness, culture shocks and innumerable amounts of alcohol, his photographer exclaims: "It's us!"
23rd Feb '17 7:56:19 AM Omeganian
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** It's actually an adaptation of a short story by Creator/FredricBrown, though the resolution there was nonviolent (the reporter, without blowing his own cover, simply convinces the other guy that acting out of character for his host will be to no one's benefit).
16th Feb '17 8:35:57 AM suzloua
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** See, he's not a pawn, [[Anvilicious he's a rook]]. Geddit?

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** See, he's not a pawn, [[Anvilicious [[{{Anvilicious}} he's a rook]]. Geddit?
16th Feb '17 8:34:40 AM suzloua
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** See, he's not a pawn, [[Anvilicious he's a rook]]. Geddit?
7th Feb '17 6:53:00 AM SLOOGOVS
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* ComicBook/MachineTeen is initially unaware that he's a robot. When he's injured at school he refuses to accept that he's not bleeding, and when he's forced to acknowledge it, he immediately shuts down while the knowledge is deleted.

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* ComicBook/MachineTeen ''ComicBook/MachineTeen'' is initially unaware that he's a robot. When he's injured at school he refuses to accept that he's not bleeding, and when he's forced to acknowledge it, he immediately shuts down while the knowledge is deleted.



* The Jim Henson made-for-TV MindScrew film Film/TheCube. [[spoiler:Strawberry jam.]]

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* The Jim Henson made-for-TV MindScrew film Film/TheCube.''Film/TheCube''. [[spoiler:Strawberry jam.]]



* Subverted in the 2008 film "The Lazarus Project" (originally "The Heaven Project") when Ben Garvey eventually accepts that [[spoiler:he is a patient at the psychiatric hospital]] but then, [[spoiler:after finding his supposedly hallucinated dog at the local animal shelter, finds that it was a plot to stop him leaving.]]

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* Subverted in the 2008 film "The ''The Lazarus Project" Project'' (originally "The ''The Heaven Project") Project'') when Ben Garvey eventually accepts that [[spoiler:he is a patient at the psychiatric hospital]] but then, [[spoiler:after finding his supposedly hallucinated dog at the local animal shelter, finds that it was a plot to stop him leaving.]]



* In the story "To Mars and Providence", published in the anthology novel Literature/WarOfTheWorldsGlobalDispatches, this happens to Lovecraft himself; he discovers he's actually one of the elder gods whose eventual return forced the Martians to flee their homeplanet and invade Earth.

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* In the story "To Mars and Providence", published in the anthology novel Literature/WarOfTheWorldsGlobalDispatches, ''Literature/WarOfTheWorldsGlobalDispatches'', this happens to Lovecraft himself; he discovers he's actually one of the elder gods whose eventual return forced the Martians to flee their homeplanet and invade Earth.



* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Bear", the reason why Victoria is unable to remember who she is and what is going on around her is because [[spoiler:the White Bear employees are keeping her in an AmnesiaLoop, psychologically breaking her down through a TraumaCongaLine [[FateWorseThanDeath again and again]]. The reason why this is happening is because [[spoiler:the little girl she saw in a photograph she thought was her daughter was actually her and her boyfriend's ''victim'', and she recorded the six year-old's torture and death at her boyfriend's hands]].

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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Bear", the reason why Victoria is unable to remember who she is and what is going on around her is because [[spoiler:the White Bear employees are keeping her in an AmnesiaLoop, psychologically breaking her down through a TraumaCongaLine [[FateWorseThanDeath again and again]]. The reason why this is happening is because [[spoiler:the the little girl she saw in a photograph she thought was her daughter was actually her and her boyfriend's ''victim'', and she recorded the six year-old's torture and death at her boyfriend's hands]].



* In ''VideoGame/LuminousArc3'' Levi discovered that [[spoiler:he is the clone of the man antagonist, [[GodIsEvil the God]] but is said by his companion that the thing that matter is [[spoiler:Levi's heart is human.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/LuminousArc3'' Levi discovered that [[spoiler:he is the clone of the man antagonist, [[GodIsEvil the God]] but is said by his companion that the thing that matter is [[spoiler:Levi's Levi's heart is human.]]
21st Jan '17 6:17:04 PM iowaforever
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* [[BigBad Archaeon the Everchosen]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''; the bastard son of a Norscan Raider, Diedrick Kastner grew up to be a Witch Hunter and a devout servant of Sigmar. One day he read about a prophesied Chaos Lord who would destroy the world, and his search to find out who this mysterious "Archaeon" was drove him further and further to the brink. Finally, he confronted an Arch Lector who stated that Diedrick himself would become Archaeon. Diedrick snapped, killed the Lector, and fled to the north, where he embraced his destiny and became one of the most feared Warriors of Chaos.
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