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21st Aug '16 9:33:26 AM nombretomado
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* Done excellently in the DragonLance short story "The Best." It is done in first person, with the narrator being a noble who's hired the four best dragonslayers in the land to kill a dragon who's been terrorizing the countryside. At the end of the story, they reach the dragon's lair, and it's revealed that [[spoiler:the narrator actually ''is'' the dragon in a magical disguise, and he's gathered them all together to take them all out at once, so he can sleep in peace]]. And it works.

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* Done excellently in the DragonLance ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' short story "The Best." It is done in first person, with the narrator being a noble who's hired the four best dragonslayers in the land to kill a dragon who's been terrorizing the countryside. At the end of the story, they reach the dragon's lair, and it's revealed that [[spoiler:the narrator actually ''is'' the dragon in a magical disguise, and he's gathered them all together to take them all out at once, so he can sleep in peace]]. And it works.
11th Aug '16 7:02:23 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': ''Xrd -Revelator-'' reveals that [[spoiler:Axl Low is basically a sentient bundle of time magic, with the power to hop between timelines and erase or rewrite them at will. And he can never return to his girlfriend Megumi because he already changed the world in a way that led to her timeline being erased. The knowledge hits Axl like a ton of bricks, throwing him into a deep depression.]]
4th Aug '16 2:59:03 AM PaulA
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* A rare happy example of this trope: throughout Terry Brooks' ''[[MagicKingdomOfLandover Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!]]'', Ben Holiday spends the novel trying to find a way to summon the Paladin, the invincible champion of the kings of Landover, only to discover when he is finally successful that [[spoiler:he himself is the Paladin]].

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* A rare happy example of this trope: throughout Terry Brooks' ''[[MagicKingdomOfLandover Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!]]'', ''Literature/MagicKingdomForSaleSold'', Ben Holiday spends the novel trying to find a way to summon the Paladin, the invincible champion of the kings of Landover, only to discover when he is finally successful that [[spoiler:he himself is the Paladin]].
1st Aug '16 12:00:11 AM Tallens
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* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': In chapter 26, [[spoiler: Shepard learns that he actually died on Aiur during Amon's defeat, at which point a fragment of Amon's essence merged with his psychic echo, creating a new being with Shepard's memories and Amon's power.]]
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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