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16th Jun '16 8:30:25 PM erio
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* ''Film/TheUninvited''. In The Uninvited (2009) where main character Anna (Emily Browning) turns out to be [[spoiler:the killer of both Alex and her mother]].
16th Jun '16 6:54:24 AM Adept
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* ''GateKeepers'' One of their teachers is an Invader, and he didn't know it. Dealing with him really doesn't sit too well with Megumi, who was a reluctant member of the team to begin with, and it may be among the reasons for her FaceHeelTurn later on.

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* ''GateKeepers'' ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' One of their teachers is an Invader, and he didn't know it. Dealing with him really doesn't sit too well with Megumi, who was a reluctant member of the team to begin with, and it may be among the reasons for her FaceHeelTurn later on.
10th Jun '16 1:11:10 AM zequeins
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', King David received a visit from the prophet Nathan, who told him of a great injustice done in his city: a rich man with a lot of livestock took his poor neighbor's only lamb to slaughter and serve for the rich man's guest. Outraged, King David responded that the rich man must be put to death and repay the poor man's lost lamb four-fold. Nathan then had some choice words regarding David's earlier UriahGambit...
-->'''Nathan:''' YOU are that man!
10th Jun '16 1:02:21 AM zequeins
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', King David received a visit from the prophet Nathan, who told him of a great injustice done in his city: a rich man with a lot of livestock took his poor neighbor's only lamb to slaughter and serve for the rich man's guest. Outraged, King David responded that the rich man must be put to death and repay the poor man's lost lamb four-fold. Nathan then had some choice words regarding David's earlier UriahGambit...
-->'''Nathan:''' YOU are that man!
4th Jun '16 1:29:47 PM maxwellsilver
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** "Growing Pains": Clayface forms a separate sentient being, in the form of a young girl, to scout for him. She forgets who she is and is found by Robin who falls in love with her. She tells Robin of a man who is chasing her, and when they encounter him he seems to be her father; he tells the girl (Annie) that "It's time to come home." In the heartbreaking final scene, Annie realizes what she is, and throws herself into Clayface to save Robin, being absorbed in the process. Robin proceeds to leap right toward the MoralEventHorizon by hurling batarangs into the tank of ''industrial-strength solvent'' above them, causing streams to pour out onto Clayface as he demands he bring Annie back. Since Annie gaining separate sentience was a fluke to begin with, Clayface can't. Batman catches Robin's arm just as he's about to hurl the batarang that will ''execute'' Clayface.
** "Judgment Day": Two-Face was targeted by a [[KnightTemplar violent vigilante]] who called himself the Judge, and was determined to get him first. He and Batman were in agreement on this, as the Judge had already nearly killed both the Penguin and Killer Croc, and eventually, nearly succeeded in killing Two-Face by turning his own hideout into a DeathTrap - going to so far as to seal off an escape route that Two-Face thought only ''he'' knew about - that Batman had to get them both out of. As it turned out the Judge was actually a third personality of Harvey Dent himself, created in response to his Two-Face persona in order to ''fight'' crime. As Batman said in the end. "That's why he knew about the escape route. He knew everything about Two-Face... Except that he ''was'' Two-Face."

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** "Growing Pains": Clayface forms a separate sentient being, in the form of a young girl, to scout for him. She forgets who she is and is found by Robin who falls in love with her. She tells Robin of a man who is chasing her, and when they encounter him he seems to be her father; he tells the girl (Annie) that "It's time to come home." In the heartbreaking final scene, Annie realizes what she is, and throws herself into Clayface to save Robin, being absorbed in the process. Robin proceeds to leap right toward the MoralEventHorizon by hurling then throws batarangs into the tank of ''industrial-strength solvent'' solvent above them, causing streams to pour out onto Clayface as he demands he bring Annie back. Since Annie gaining separate sentience was a fluke to begin with, Clayface can't. Batman catches Robin's arm just as he's about to hurl the batarang that will ''execute'' kill Clayface.
** "Judgment Day": Two-Face was targeted by a [[KnightTemplar violent vigilante]] vigilante who called himself the Judge, and was determined to get him first. He and Batman were in agreement on this, as the Judge had already nearly killed both the Penguin and Killer Croc, and eventually, nearly succeeded in killing Two-Face by turning his own hideout into a DeathTrap - going to so far as to seal off an escape route that Two-Face thought only ''he'' knew about - that Batman had to get them both out of. As it turned out the Judge was actually a third personality of Harvey Dent himself, created in response to his Two-Face persona in order to ''fight'' crime. As Batman said in the end. "That's why he knew about the escape route. He knew everything about Two-Face... Except that he ''was'' Two-Face."
4th Jun '16 1:08:36 PM maxwellsilver
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->''"That's it Johnny, take a good look! However cleverly you sneak up on the mirror, your reflection always looks you straight in the eye."''
-->-- '''{{Louis Cypher}}e''', ''Film/AngelHeart''
4th Jun '16 12:59:01 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''Anime/TheBigO'', to the point of main character Roger Smith actually crying out "I'm one of the tomatoes!" [[{{Narm}} Yeah, it sounded dumb]], but it was a shocking twist. But it gets weirder still near the end, when [[spoiler:he discovers this may not be the case, and he may have existed before Paradigm...]]

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* ''Anime/TheBigO'', to the point of main character Roger Smith actually crying out "I'm one of the tomatoes!" [[{{Narm}} Yeah, it sounded dumb]], dumb, but it was a shocking twist. But it gets weirder still near the end, when [[spoiler:he discovers this may not be the case, and he may have existed before Paradigm...]]
4th Jun '16 12:58:30 PM maxwellsilver
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-->-- '''[[LouisCypher Louis Cyphere]]''', ''Film/AngelHeart''

Our protagonist is going through a perfectly normal day. Only... something's wrong. The people around him are acting just a bit ''[[GlamourFailure off]]''. They keep mentioning [[ArcWords a string of words]], or are trying to herd him to a certain place.

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-->-- '''[[LouisCypher Louis Cyphere]]''', '''{{Louis Cypher}}e''', ''Film/AngelHeart''

Our protagonist is going through a perfectly normal day. Only... something's wrong. The people around him are acting just a bit ''[[GlamourFailure off]]''. ''off''. They keep mentioning [[ArcWords a string of words]], words, or are trying to herd him to a certain place.



But once he gets there, [[BrokenMasquerade he discovers]] the [[AwfulTruth horrifying truth:]] '''[[TheReveal HE'S]]''' [[TheReveal the fake!]] Cue screams of ''"WhatHaveIBecome!"'' [[RoboticReveal A robot]], a [[CloningBlues clone]], a [[DeadAllAlong ghost]] or [[NearDeathClairvoyance nearly one]] or some [[{{Doppelganger}} other duplicate]] that forgot he wasn't the real thing, or was [[{{Brainwashed}} programmed]] to [[ReplacementGoldfish believe that he was]], complete with FakeMemories of a ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory. For extra oomph, expect the tomato to [[RageAgainstTheReflection break the mirror]] in frustration.

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But once he gets there, [[BrokenMasquerade he discovers]] discovers the [[AwfulTruth horrifying truth:]] '''[[TheReveal HE'S]]''' [[TheReveal truth: '''HE'S''' the fake!]] fake! Cue screams of ''"WhatHaveIBecome!"'' [[RoboticReveal A robot]], a [[CloningBlues clone]], a [[DeadAllAlong ghost]] or [[NearDeathClairvoyance nearly one]] or some [[{{Doppelganger}} other duplicate]] that forgot he wasn't the real thing, or was [[{{Brainwashed}} programmed]] programmed to [[ReplacementGoldfish believe that he was]], was, complete with FakeMemories of a ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory. For extra oomph, expect the tomato to [[RageAgainstTheReflection break the mirror]] in frustration.



In an ongoing series, it'll be a duplicate of one of the main characters. In a self-contained work, it'll just be someone who thinks they're human. Either way, it's an effective inversion of PuppeteerParasite. Assuming the duplicate [[StagesOfMonsterGrief works through]] the immediate [[DrivenToSuicide suicidal tendencies]] (and/or murderous intent of others) they may find themselves having to ask a TrialBalloonQuestion to see if "their" friends and family would still accept them.

Variation of the TomatoSurprise, hence the name. (Note the key difference is that here, the character doesn't know they're a tomato.) Compare IAmWho, which is (usually) a much more pleasant surprise. The opposite of this is AndThenJohnWasAZombie. See also ExpendableClone and DeadAllAlong, in which case the truth may come out when they find [[DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody "their" own body]]. If the surprise is the character discovering that they were the villain all along, that's TheKillerInMe. If a lot of people experience this trope at once, you may have EveryoneIsATomato.

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In an ongoing series, it'll be a duplicate of one of the main characters. In a self-contained work, it'll just be someone who thinks they're human. Either way, it's an effective inversion of PuppeteerParasite. Assuming the duplicate [[StagesOfMonsterGrief works through]] through the immediate [[DrivenToSuicide suicidal tendencies]] (and/or murderous intent of others) they may find themselves having to ask a TrialBalloonQuestion to see if "their" friends and family would still accept them.

Variation of the TomatoSurprise, hence the name. (Note name (note the key difference is that here, the character doesn't know they're a tomato.) tomato). Compare IAmWho, which is (usually) a much more pleasant surprise. The opposite of this is AndThenJohnWasAZombie. See also ExpendableClone and DeadAllAlong, in which case the truth may come out when they find [[DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody "their" own body]]. If the surprise is the character discovering that they were the villain all along, that's TheKillerInMe. If a lot of people experience this trope at once, you may have EveryoneIsATomato.
1st Jun '16 8:16:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' the audience knows that [[spoiler:Liz]] is dead, however when Chloe tells her she goes into denial until someone else later confirms it
1st Jun '16 7:28:28 AM Sharlee
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* Meta example: One of several ways for ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' [=DMs=] to handle doppelganger infiltration into a party of [=PCs=] is to not inform the player they've been replaced until it's time for TheReveal. Needless to say, this isn't a very popular option with players, although they're a lot less miffed if their character is only knocked out and tied up by the shapeshifting monster off-camera, ''not'' actually killed.

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* Meta example: One of several ways for ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' [=DMs=] to handle doppelganger infiltration into a party of [=PCs=] is to not inform the player they've been replaced until it's time for TheReveal. Needless to say, this isn't a very popular option with players, although they're a lot less miffed if their character is only knocked out and tied up by the shapeshifting monster off-camera, ''not'' actually killed.
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