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5th Feb '16 4:07:50 PM kithas
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* In one of the latter chapters of ''Manga/IAmAHero'' [[Spoilers:A bunch of people is stuck in an italian bell tower. While discussing what to do with the lost child that just arrived, one of the characters suddenly reveal they are actually all zombies. Then, the narration flickers between their perception and the girl's, showing that he is actually right]]
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* In one of the latter chapters of ''Manga/IAmAHero'' [[Spoilers:A [[spoiler:A bunch of people is stuck in an italian bell tower. While discussing what to do with the lost child that just arrived, one of the characters suddenly reveal they are actually all zombies. Then, the narration flickers between their perception and the girl's, showing that he is actually right]]right]].
5th Feb '16 4:06:36 PM kithas
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* In one of the latter chapters of ''Manga/IAmAHero'' [[Spoilers:A bunch of people is stuck in an italian bell tower. While discussing what to do with the lost child that just arrived, one of the characters suddenly reveal they are actually all zombies. Then, the narration flickers between their perception and the girl's, showing that he is actually right]]
3rd Feb '16 2:34:46 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.
3rd Feb '16 2:27:42 AM LondonKdS
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[[folder:Radio]] * The ''Radio/TorchwoodTheLostFiles'' story "The House of the Dead" does this on a massive scale. [[spoiler:The story is set after ''Children of Earth'', not before it as it first appeared, Ianto, the point-of-view character is a ghost, and the version of Gwen talking to him by radio is [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds actually]] an EldritchAbomination impersonating her. Only Jack is the "real" version.]] [[/folder]]
1st Feb '16 6:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series by TadWilliams, one of the many charcters you follow is Paul Jonas, a man who has lost his memeories. He picks up bits an pieces over the first three books, but in the last one finally discovers not only his past, but that [[spoiler: he is a digital clone of the real Paul Jonas]].
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* In the ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series by TadWilliams, Creator/TadWilliams, one of the many charcters you follow is Paul Jonas, a man who has lost his memeories. He picks up bits an pieces over the first three books, but in the last one finally discovers not only his past, but that [[spoiler: he is a digital clone of the real Paul Jonas]].
23rd Jan '16 10:06:02 AM Katsuhagi
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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. 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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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.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.
22nd Jan '16 10:35:31 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of Series/OnceUponATime we follow the story of Red Riding Hood, whose grandmother is trying desperately to keep from seeing her boyfriend at night. Red becomes convinced that he is the Big Bad Wolf that is terrorizing the town, [[spoiler: when it is actually Red herself that's the werewolf, inherited from her mother, and Granny was trying to save the boyfriend's life.]]
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* In an episode of Series/OnceUponATime ''Series/OnceUponATime'' we follow the story of Red Riding Hood, whose grandmother is trying desperately to keep from seeing her boyfriend at night. Red becomes convinced that he is the Big Bad Wolf that is terrorizing the town, [[spoiler: when it is actually Red herself that's the werewolf, inherited from her mother, and Granny was trying to save the boyfriend's life.]]

* One episode of ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'' has Harry suffer a blow to the head, resulting in amnesia. The result is that he becomes alarmed that his family are aliens without realizing he is one as well. Crosses over into DramaticIrony. * {{QI}} gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll_-VT1LusM this gem of an exchange]]:
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* One episode of ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock From The Sun]]'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' has Harry suffer a blow to the head, resulting in amnesia. The result is that he becomes alarmed that his family are aliens without realizing he is one as well. Crosses over into DramaticIrony. * {{QI}} ''Series/{{QI}}'' gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll_-VT1LusM this gem of an exchange]]:

'''StephenFry:''' Yeah?\\
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'''StephenFry:''' '''Creator/StephenFry:''' Yeah?\\
21st Jan '16 8:22:40 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* In the BittersweetEnding of ''Literature/Night'', Elie Wiesel (or an AuthorAvatar of him) is liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp at the cost of losing his family. When he finally gets home, he looks at himself in a mirror and sees the full extent of what TheHolocaust had done to him. He describes himself as nothing more but a corpse.
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* In the BittersweetEnding of ''Literature/Night'', ''Literature/{{Night}}'', Elie Wiesel (or an AuthorAvatar of him) is liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp at the cost of losing his family. When he finally gets home, he looks at himself in a mirror and sees the full extent of what TheHolocaust had done to him. He describes himself as nothing more but a corpse.
21st Jan '16 8:21:57 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* In the BittersweetEnding of ''Literature/Night'', Elie Wiesel (or an AuthorAvatar of him) is liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp at the cost of losing his family. When he finally gets home, he looks at himself in a mirror and sees the full extent of what TheHolocaust had done to him. He describes himself as nothing more but a corpse.
19th Jan '16 11:20:53 AM nombretomado
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* This is the plot of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch novel]] ''Fearful Symmetry'', told first from Captain Kira's perspective, then from that of her double, Iliana Ghemor, a Cardassian sleeper agent altered to look like Kira and remember being her. In the novel, Ghemor is the tomato; in the ''Deep Space Nine'' episode it was a sequel to, the tomato was [[spoiler:not Kira.]]
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* This is the plot of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch [[Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch novel]] ''Fearful Symmetry'', told first from Captain Kira's perspective, then from that of her double, Iliana Ghemor, a Cardassian sleeper agent altered to look like Kira and remember being her. In the novel, Ghemor is the tomato; in the ''Deep Space Nine'' episode it was a sequel to, the tomato was [[spoiler:not Kira.]]
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