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14th Apr '18 11:15:34 PM upantcho
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', he finds out from his long-lost brother Raditz at the beginning that he is an alien (Saiyan) sent to kill all humans on Earth. He forgot his purpose and mellowed out after he fell off a cliff and hit his head as a child. It takes the death of [[spoiler:Vegeta at the hands of Frieza]] to finally come to terms with his origins, resulting in his "I am the Super Saiyan Son Goku" speech.

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', he finds out from his long-lost brother Raditz at the beginning that he is an alien (Saiyan) sent to kill all humans on Earth. He forgot his purpose and mellowed out after he fell off a cliff and hit his head as a child. It takes the death of [[spoiler:Vegeta [[spoiler:Krillin at the hands of Frieza]] to finally come to terms with his origins, resulting in his "I am the Super Saiyan Son Goku" speech.
8th Apr '18 3:42:41 PM gemkazoni
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* In the novel ''I'm Thinking of Ending Things'' by Ian Reid, the protagonist is an unnamed woman who is traveling with her boyfriend Jake to meet his parents. The title of the book comes from her constant deliberation over whether or not to end the relationship. Strange things start to happen, though...she finds scary drawings at the parents' house, has a bizarre encounter with the workers at a local Dairy Queen where they seem to know the couple, and eventually ends up trapped in a local school where she's being chased by a crazed janitor, unable to find Jake. The writing of the book starts to degrade badly at this point, and it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: the woman as we know her does not actually exist. ''Jake'' has actually been the main character all along - he is the janitor, and the woman was an elaborate figment of his imagination, based on a real person he briefly met at a bar who he wished he had asked out. In fact, ''everything'' that's happened throughout the novel has been in his imagination. What the title of the book ''really'' means is that he's considering whether or not to kill himself, and the woman's decision to break up with him or not was a metaphor for that. In the end, he does.]]
8th Apr '18 3:41:18 PM gemkazoni
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* In the novel ''I'm Thinking of Ending Things'' by Ian Reid, the protagonist is an unnamed woman who is traveling with her boyfriend Jake to meet his parents. The title of the book comes from her constant deliberation over whether or not to end the relationship. Strange things start to happen, though...she finds scary drawings at the parents' house, has a bizarre encounter with the workers at a local Dairy Queen where they seem to know the couple, and eventually ends up trapped in a local school where she's being chased by a crazed janitor, unable to find Jake. The writing of the book starts to degrade badly at this point, and it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: the woman as we know her does not actually exist. ''Jake'' has actually been the main character all along - he is the janitor, and the woman was an elaborate figment of his imagination, based on a real person he briefly met at a bar who he wished he had asked out. In fact, ''everything'' that's happened throughout the novel has been in his imagination. What the title of the book ''really'' means is that he's considering whether or not to kill himself, and the woman's decision to break up with him or not was a metaphor for that. In the end, he does.]]
8th Apr '18 9:55:53 AM DaibhidC
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* An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' about the Mandela Effect opens with a scene from an apparently non-existent ''Twilight Zone'' episode ([[spoiler: which eventually turns out to be a knock-off show called ''The Dusky Realm'']]) in which a man in a diner says there are Martians everywhere, but nobody seems to notice them, and says to the guy behind the counter that there's one standing at the window. The server tells him it's not a window, it's a mirror. [[MindScrew Then it gets weird]].
3rd Apr '18 9:24:31 PM MisterTimor
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* ''Manga/MitsuboshiColors'' provides a Comedy-SliceOfLife example: the three protagonists sneak in alleys with "no trespassing" signs in order to investigate what's being hidden there. After not finding anything and being chased a couple of times, the girls discover that [[spoiler:the floor of the closed areas was covered in wet paint, and they've been leaving footprints everywhere]].
1st Apr '18 11:12:46 PM Flame
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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' loves this trope. The usual way to go about this is that monsters in the show have human guises (or in the case of [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz one show,]] ''were'' humans). Examples include:

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' loves this trope. The usual way to go about this is that If the monsters in the show have human guises (or in the case of [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz one show,]] ''were'' humans).humans), a likely way to go about this is revealing one of the main character to one of them. Examples include:



** [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderBuild Sento and Ryuuga]] are human Smash. Sento also has one of different flavor in the revelation that he is Takumi Katsuragi, founder of Faust and creator of all its technology.]]

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** [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderBuild Sento and Ryuuga]] are human Smash. Sento also has one of a different flavor in the revelation that he is Takumi Katsuragi, founder of Faust and creator of all its technology.]]
31st Mar '18 2:04:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/FatalFrame'':
** Crimson Butterfly: Minakami Village's ritual involves twins, with the older one having to kill the younger one to be thrown into the Abyss and prevent the Repentance from occuring. When Mayu and Mio get lost in the village, Mayu gets possessed by a spirit and plans to go through the ritual with Mio. While wanting to save her older sister from possession, Mio is now in danger of being killed by her, too. The penultimate chapter reveals a note that mentions the village having an extremely out-dated way of 'counting' twins. They believed that the last-born twin was the older one, as they would 'allow' the younger sibling to be born first. ''Mio'' is supposed to be the one to kill ''Mayu'', not the other way around.
** Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse: Choushiro Kirishima is on Rougetsu Island and intent on finally confronting Yuu Haibara, the man who kidnapped five girls to help him perform a strange ritual, and bringing him to justice. As he runs after Haibara all over the island, he ends up cornering him on top of a roof and gets stabbed in the stomach by him. Kirishima tackles Haibara and both go over the railing. And Kirishima looks back down at his own body, back in the very spot he initially awoke and had no idea how he got there. He's one of the ghosts stuck on the island, having died in its tragedy eight years ago.

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* ''Franchise/FatalFrame'':
''VideoGame/FatalFrame'':
** ''[[VideoGame/FatalFrameIICrimsonButterfly Crimson Butterfly: Butterfly]]'': Minakami Village's ritual involves twins, with the older one having to kill the younger one to be thrown into the Abyss and prevent the Repentance from occuring. When Mayu and Mio get lost in the village, Mayu gets possessed by a spirit and plans to go through the ritual with Mio. While wanting to save her older sister from possession, Mio is now in danger of being killed by her, too. The penultimate chapter reveals a note that mentions the village having an extremely out-dated way of 'counting' twins. They believed that the last-born twin was the older one, as they would 'allow' the younger sibling to be born first. ''Mio'' is supposed to be the one to kill ''Mayu'', not the other way around.
** ''[[VideoGame/FatalFrameIVMaskOfTheLunarEclipse Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse: Eclipse]]'': Choushiro Kirishima is on Rougetsu Island and intent on finally confronting Yuu Haibara, the man who kidnapped five girls to help him perform a strange ritual, and bringing him to justice. As he runs after Haibara all over the island, he ends up cornering him on top of a roof and gets stabbed in the stomach by him. Kirishima tackles Haibara and both go over the railing. And Kirishima looks back down at his own body, back in the very spot he initially awoke and had no idea how he got there. He's one of the ghosts stuck on the island, having died in its tragedy eight years ago.
21st Mar '18 12:41:10 PM bosteen
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* One episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' follows three people who meet in an online chat room and decide to make a suicide pact together. Throughout the episode, they attempt time and time again to kill themselves, and fail every time. In the end of the episode, one of them realizes that their first suicide attempt was, in fact, successful--for the rest of the episode they've been ghosts, and none of their attempts have worked because you CAN'T kill yourself if you're already dead. It also explains why Lil' Slugger/Shounen Bat freaked out at their presence--he only targets ''the living''.

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* One episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' follows three people who meet in an online chat room and decide to make a suicide pact together. Throughout the episode, they attempt time and time again to kill themselves, and fail every time. In the end of the episode, one of them realizes that their first suicide attempt was, in fact, successful--for the rest of the episode they've been ghosts, and none of their attempts have worked because you CAN'T kill yourself if you're already dead. It also explains why Lil' Slugger/Shounen Bat freaked out at their presence--he only targets ''the living''. Looking closely, one may notice that the characters no longer cast shadows after a certain point in the episode, hinting at this revelation.
19th Mar '18 12:48:27 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/{{Passengers}}'': Claire, a therapist counseling a group of plane crash survivors, grows suspicious when her patients start disappearing, and she suspects that the airline is behind it when a mysterious man starts coming around and insisting that the crash was pilot error. Meanwhile, others insist they heard an explosion beforehand. Claire takes on the mission of finding out what really happened while trying to protect her patients from what she believes is a corrupt airline. It turns out that [[spoiler:Claire was actually on the flight also and there were no survivors. The reason the patients are disappearing is because they accepted their deaths and are moving on. The mysterious man is the pilot, also dead, and he blames himself for the crash because he was distracted and tired, hence "pilot error."]]

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* ''Film/{{Passengers}}'': ''Film/Passengers2008'': Claire, a therapist counseling a group of plane crash survivors, grows suspicious when her patients start disappearing, and she suspects that the airline is behind it when a mysterious man starts coming around and insisting that the crash was pilot error. Meanwhile, others insist they heard an explosion beforehand. Claire takes on the mission of finding out what really happened while trying to protect her patients from what she believes is a corrupt airline. It turns out that [[spoiler:Claire was actually on the flight also and there were no survivors. The reason the patients are disappearing is because they accepted their deaths and are moving on. The mysterious man is the pilot, also dead, and he blames himself for the crash because he was distracted and tired, hence "pilot error."]]
19th Mar '18 12:39:18 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Passengers:'' Claire, a therapist counseling a group of plane crash survivors, grows suspicious when her patients start disappearing, and she suspects that the airline is behind it when a mysterious man starts coming around and insisting that the crash was pilot error. Meanwhile, others insist they heard an explosion beforehand. Claire takes on the mission of finding out what really happened while trying to protect her patients from what she believes is a corrupt airline. It turns out that [[spoiler:Claire was actually on the flight also and there were no survivors. The reason the patients are disappearing is because they accepted their deaths and are moving on. The mysterious man is the pilot, also dead, and he blames himself for the crash because he was distracted and tired, hence "pilot error."]]

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* ''Passengers:'' ''Film/{{Passengers}}'': Claire, a therapist counseling a group of plane crash survivors, grows suspicious when her patients start disappearing, and she suspects that the airline is behind it when a mysterious man starts coming around and insisting that the crash was pilot error. Meanwhile, others insist they heard an explosion beforehand. Claire takes on the mission of finding out what really happened while trying to protect her patients from what she believes is a corrupt airline. It turns out that [[spoiler:Claire was actually on the flight also and there were no survivors. The reason the patients are disappearing is because they accepted their deaths and are moving on. The mysterious man is the pilot, also dead, and he blames himself for the crash because he was distracted and tired, hence "pilot error."]]
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