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18th Jun '17 10:16:01 AM hubakon1368
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* PlayedForLaughs in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHQr0HCIN2w this]] collaboration with WebVideo/FreddieWong and Series/KeyAndPeele.
* ''[[WebAnimation/DorklyOriginals Dorkly]]'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsSgzKJ0fY Sonic Meets Original Fan Characters]] is revealed at the end to be [[spoiler:a fanfiction by Luigi]].
* In ''Bear Stearns Bravo'', this is PlayedForLaughs when Franco (the main character) [[spoiler:is revealed to be a girl!]]
* The third episode of WebVideo/TheLazerCollection uses this along with DramaticIrony:
** [[spoiler:Randall knows that his own surname is Octogonapus, but the viewer doesn't.]]
** [[spoiler:At the same time, [[DramaticIrony the]] ''[[DramaticIrony viewer]]'' [[DramaticIrony knows that the villain's name is Doctor Octogonapus, but]] ''[[DramaticIrony Randall]]'' [[DramaticIrony doesn't.]]]]
* [[https://youtu.be/wpfbuAVmYhU This]] satirical video from the Website/YouTube channel "Circlejerk" (devoted to parodying Website/{{Reddit}}) starts out like a typical rant about "social justice warriors" but ultimately reveals that one of the SJW Reddit moderators is actually [[spoiler:Wrestling/JohnCena (see the "Radio" section above)]].



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* PlayedForLaughs in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHQr0HCIN2w this]] collaboration with WebVideo/FreddieWong and Series/KeyAndPeele.
* ''[[WebAnimation/DorklyOriginals Dorkly]]'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXsSgzKJ0fY Sonic Meets Original Fan Characters]] is revealed at the end to be [[spoiler:a fanfiction by Luigi]].
* In ''Bear Stearns Bravo'', this is PlayedForLaughs when Franco (the main character) [[spoiler:is revealed to be a girl!]]
* The third episode of WebVideo/TheLazerCollection uses this along with DramaticIrony:
** [[spoiler:Randall knows that his own surname is Octogonapus, but the viewer doesn't.]]
** [[spoiler:At the same time, [[DramaticIrony the]] ''[[DramaticIrony viewer]]'' [[DramaticIrony knows that the villain's name is Doctor Octogonapus, but]] ''[[DramaticIrony Randall]]'' [[DramaticIrony doesn't.]]]]
* [[https://youtu.be/wpfbuAVmYhU This]] satirical video from the Website/YouTube channel "Circlejerk" (devoted to parodying Website/{{Reddit}}) starts out like a typical rant about "social justice warriors" but ultimately reveals that one of the SJW Reddit moderators is actually [[spoiler:Wrestling/JohnCena (see the "Radio" section above)]].
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16th Jun '17 6:12:58 AM Arcorann
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* In D. J. [=McHale=]'s ''Pendragon'' series, [[spoiler:Ibara occupies the same physical world as Veelox but is in the future]].

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* In D. J. [=McHale=]'s ''Pendragon'' ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' series, [[spoiler:Ibara occupies the same physical world as Veelox but is in the future]].



** In the episode "Three Days of Snow", Future!Ted tells three stories at the same time: (1) Robin taking Marshall to welcome Lily at the airport, (2) Ted and Barney taking care of the bar, and (3) Lily trying to get some beers to give to Marshall when he welcomes her in the airport. But just when Lily and Marshall get the airport, Future!Ted reveals that [[spoiler: the three stories are taking place on three ''different days'', so Marshall did not meet Lily on day one, he mourned at Ted and Barney's "bar" on day two, and ''seemingly'' nobody was in the airport to welcome Lily on day three. But then Marshall surprises Lily by bringing an entire band to greet her.)]]

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** In the episode "Three Days of Snow", Future!Ted tells three stories at the same time: (1) Robin taking Marshall to welcome Lily at the airport, (2) Ted and Barney taking care of the bar, and (3) Lily trying to get some beers to give to Marshall when he welcomes her in the airport. But just when Lily and Marshall get to the airport, Future!Ted reveals that [[spoiler: the three stories are taking place on three ''different days'', so Marshall did not meet Lily on day one, he mourned at Ted and Barney's "bar" on day two, and ''seemingly'' nobody was in the airport to welcome Lily on day three. But then Marshall surprises Lily by bringing an entire band to greet her.)]]
1st Jun '17 7:46:51 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein, "Literature/ColumbusWasADope". Some men are in a bar, discussing the launch of a new space ship. One of the men declares that it's ridiculous for men to go out exploring when everything is fine just the way it is. The title comes from the man saying that Columbus should never have bothered leaving home. [[spoiler: The twist comes when it's revealed in the very last sentence of the story that the whole thing has been taking place on a bar on the Moon.]]
** In a more minor case, ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' reveals on its very final page that "Johnny" Rico is actually ''Juan'' Rico, a Filipino. Nowadays, this is no big deal, but at the time the novel was written nearly all heroes in American SF and war fiction were stereotypical square-jawed white men. (Cf. pretty much any movie from the 50s.) The few non-white heroes were usually black. And then the movie went and [[WTHCastingAgency cast Casper Van Dien]] to play him. [[spoiler: In all fairness, the movie had very little to do with the book anyway- the existing script was only tied in after the film rights were purchased, and where were the giant mech suits?]]

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Creator/RobertAHeinlein:
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"Literature/ColumbusWasADope". Some men are in a bar, discussing the launch of a new space ship. One of the men declares that it's ridiculous for men to go out exploring when everything is fine just the way it is. The title comes from the man saying that Columbus should never have bothered leaving home. [[spoiler: The twist comes when it's revealed in the very last sentence of the story that the whole thing has been taking place on a bar on the Moon.]]
** In a more minor case, ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' reveals on its very final page that "Johnny" Rico is actually ''Juan'' Rico, a Filipino. Nowadays, this is no big deal, but at the time the novel was written nearly all heroes in American SF and war fiction were stereotypical square-jawed white men. (Cf. pretty much any movie from the 50s.) The few non-white heroes were usually black. And then the movie went and [[WTHCastingAgency cast Casper Van Dien]] to play him. [[spoiler: In all fairness, the movie had very little to do with the book anyway- the existing script was only tied in after the film rights were purchased, and where were the giant mech suits?]]
16th May '17 11:58:42 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Shirley Jackson's famous short story "Literature/TheLottery" features a tiny, rural American town with a tradition of holding an annual lottery. The reader starts to suspect that something is wrong when a woman begins to protest when she finds out that someone in her family is going to "win." Things get even more suspicious when the woman protests even more after ''she'' gets selected. [[spoiler:Turns out the "winner" of this lottery is stoned to death as a HumanSacrifice.]]

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* Shirley Jackson's famous short story "Literature/TheLottery" features a tiny, rural American town with a tradition of holding an annual lottery. The reader starts to suspect that something is wrong Things get suspicious when a woman begins to protest when she finds after finding out that someone in her family is going to "win." Things get even more suspicious when the woman win, then protests even more after ''she'' gets selected. [[spoiler:Turns out the "winner" of this lottery is stoned to death as a HumanSacrifice.human sacrifice.]]
9th Apr '17 4:28:54 PM DracMonster
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* The short story "Flight Over Xp-637" by Craig Sayre concerns a race of aliens with technology to shape-change surreptitiously observing earth. One of them is almost killed, and his log apparently narrates flying in a squadron and being shot down over enemy territory. The very end reveals the diminutive aliens are too small to pass as humans, and the injured one was actually in the form of a migrant duck during hunting season.
4th Apr '17 2:38:16 PM drwhom
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* A staple of composition assignments in high school.
27th Mar '17 2:22:52 AM Adept
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* The setting of the plot in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' is revealed to be [[spoiler:Earth in the far future, with the world's race as a result of genetic experiments; everything resembles the feudal era because of an apocalyptic period long ago]]. And don't forget the whole [[spoiler:Hakuoro being a god thing,]] either. [[spoiler:Well, [[LiteralSplitPersonality half of one]].]]

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* The setting of the plot in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' is revealed to be [[spoiler:Earth in the far future, with the world's race as a result of genetic experiments; everything resembles the feudal era because of an apocalyptic period long ago]]. And don't forget the whole [[spoiler:Hakuoro being a god thing,]] either. [[spoiler:Well, [[LiteralSplitPersonality half of one]].]]
8th Mar '17 4:58:30 PM mitsumii
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', you play as Viola, a young girl trying to escape the home of a disfigured witch with the help of a friendly black cat. [[spoiler:The game's true ending reveals that Viola and the witch switched bodies some time ago, and the witch disfigured her old body so that Viola would suffer all the more when she was left for dead. So throughout the game, the player has been aiding in the ''witch's'' escape. The pseudo-third ending also reveals the "friendly" cat to be possessed by a demon, and is the one who gave the witch her powers in the first place.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', you play as Viola, a young girl trying to escape the home of a disfigured witch with the help of a friendly black cat. [[spoiler:The game's true ending reveals that Viola and the witch switched bodies some time ago, and the witch disfigured her old body so that Viola would suffer all the more when she was left for dead.despair and die (the only way a witch can be killed is through absolute despair). So throughout the game, the player has been aiding in the ''witch's'' escape. The pseudo-third ending also reveals the "friendly" cat to be a mere body possessed by a demon, and is the one who gave the witch her powers in the first place.]]
4th Mar '17 10:40:06 AM darkship
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* The protagonist of Gene Kemp's childrens's novel "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler" is a 12-year-old troublemaker renowned for fearless exploits. Only in the penultimate chapter do we learn that Tyke [[spoiler: is a girl called Theodora.]] [[AdaptationDecay Less easy to conceal this twist in the TV adaptation]].

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* The protagonist of Gene Kemp's childrens's novel "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler" is a 12-year-old troublemaker renowned for fearless exploits. Only in the penultimate chapter do we learn that Tyke [[spoiler: is a girl called Theodora.]] [[AdaptationDecay Less easy to conceal this twist in the TV adaptation]].
4th Mar '17 10:37:28 AM darkship
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* Karen Joy Fowler's "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" features the heroine setting off in search of her missing sister [[spoiler: who is a chimpanzee, raised as her sister for the first five years of their lives as part of an aborted experiment]].
* The protagonist of Gene Kemp's childrens's novel "The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler" is a 12-year-old troublemaker renowned for fearless exploits. Only in the penultimate chapter do we learn that Tyke [[spoiler: is a girl called Theodora.]] [[AdaptationDecay Less easy to conceal this twist in the TV adaptation]].
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