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30th Aug '16 4:14:11 AM Gosicrystal
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* The plot twist in the {{Utsuge}}, ''VisualNovel/RibbonOfGreen''.
* ''PhantomDust'''s entire environment is not what it seems.

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* The plot twist in the {{Utsuge}}, ''VisualNovel/RibbonOfGreen''.
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%%* ''PhantomDust'''s entire environment is not what it seems.



* In ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'', Takeshi's [[spoiler:real face isn't shown during the [[MultipleEndings first playthrough]], to conceal the fact that the two Takeshis presented are different persons]]. This turns out to be a [[spoiler:big part of a plan by one of the characters to save his father and friend from a deadly virus]].
** This varies based on the order one plays the routes in. If one approaches the final route from Kid's perspective, he also gets tomatoed in the same manner.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'', Takeshi's [[spoiler:real face isn't shown during the [[MultipleEndings first playthrough]], to conceal the fact that the two Takeshis presented are different persons]]. This turns out to be a [[spoiler:big part of a plan by one of the characters to save his father and friend from a deadly virus]].
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virus]]. This varies based on the order one plays the routes in. If one approaches the final route from Kid's perspective, he also gets tomatoed in the same manner.



* In ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', Daniel's buddy Leo, who's been following him around on his journey, often urging him to use more violence and being playable in a few levels is really the personallity of a dead serial killer, implanted in Daniel's brain. The experiment was to create a super soldier who could turn off his conscience and guilt whenever he was needed to, but Leo resisted, and secretly spent the entirety of the game trying to take over Daniel's body. On top of all that, in the end he's revealed to have forced Daniel to kill his wife and kids. Yes, he's kind of a bastard. (This plot twist was so profoundly obvious that it can barely be called a spoiler to come out and say it.)
** In a way, even the first level lampshades this- Leo always seems to somehow be beyond locked doors that you have to find a way to open, and he's never anywhere in sight when you're controlling Daniel.

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* In ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', Daniel's buddy Leo, who's been following him around on his journey, often urging him to use more violence and being playable in a few levels is really the personallity of a dead serial killer, implanted in Daniel's brain. The experiment was to create a super soldier who could turn off his conscience and guilt whenever he was needed to, but Leo resisted, and secretly spent the entirety of the game trying to take over Daniel's body. On top of all that, in the end he's revealed to have forced Daniel to kill his wife and kids. Yes, he's kind of a bastard. (This plot twist was so profoundly obvious that it can barely be called a spoiler to come out and say it.)
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it). In a way, even the first level lampshades this- {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this ó Leo always seems to somehow be beyond locked doors that you have to find a way to open, and he's never anywhere in sight when you're controlling Daniel.



* ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' - The setting of the plot 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}}'' - The setting of the plot 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]].
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ago]]. And don't forget the whole [[spoiler:Hakuoro being a god thing,]] either. [[spoiler:Well, [[LiteralSplitPersonality half of one]].]]



* This trope is used pretty often in the ''SilentHill'' series. These include ''SilentHill2'''s revelation that [[spoiler:James murdered Mary (as opposed to her dying of a disease like we were lead to believe,)]] Henry's realization that [[spoiler:he's going to be the next person to die]] in ''SilentHill4'', and when it's revealed that Alex from ''SilentHillHomecoming'' [[spoiler:wasn't in the army, he was in an insane asylum.]] Was M. Night Shyamalan a writer for these games!?

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* This trope is used pretty often in the ''SilentHill'' series. These include series:
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''SilentHill2'''s revelation that [[spoiler:James murdered Mary (as opposed to her dying of a disease like we were lead to believe,)]] believe)]].
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Henry's realization that [[spoiler:he's going to be the next person to die]] in ''SilentHill4'', and when it's revealed that ''SilentHill4''.
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Alex from ''SilentHillHomecoming'' [[spoiler:wasn't in the army, he was in an insane asylum.]] Was M. Night Shyamalan a writer for these games!?



* In the True End of ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', several facts obvious to much of the cast are revealed to the player, such as the fact that [[spoiler:most of the game has taken place on the moon, 45 years after the player thought it was]]. Not ''all'' of the characters knew this, however. [[spoiler:There are also some [[TomatoInTheMirror interesting revelations]] about the protagonist.]]
** The sequel, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' continues this trend by [[spoiler: hiding an entire character just out of sight from the audience that is completely known in universe and just very rearely referenced'']].


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%%* The plot twist in the {{Utsuge}}, ''VisualNovel/RibbonOfGreen''.
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** In the True End of ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', several facts obvious to much of the cast are revealed to the player, such as the fact that [[spoiler:most of the game has taken place on the moon, 45 years after the player thought it was]]. Not ''all'' of the characters knew this, however. [[spoiler:There are also some [[TomatoInTheMirror interesting revelations]] about the protagonist.]]
** ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' continues this trend by [[spoiler: hiding an entire character just out of sight from the audience that is completely known in universe and just very rearely referenced'']].
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28th Aug '16 5:02:16 PM DrY9K
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** A boy and his father are in a car. It gets into a terrible accident. The father is killed outright. The boy is critically injured and rushed to the hospital. In the operating room, the doctor looks down and says "My God! This is my son!" How is this possible? [[spoiler: The doctor is the boy's mother, you sexist pig.]] Of course, nowadays the idea of someone having two fathers isn't as far fetched as it was back then.

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** A boy and his father are in a car. It gets into a terrible accident. The father is killed outright. The boy is critically injured and rushed to the hospital. In the operating room, the doctor looks down and says "My God! This is my son!" How is this possible? [[spoiler: The doctor is the boy's mother, you sexist pig.]] Of course, nowadays the idea of someone having two fathers isn't as far fetched as it was back then.
25th Aug '16 11:42:13 AM Baby_Moondancer
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** A woman shoots her husband, holds him underwater for over five minutes, then hangs him. A few minutes later, however, they go out for dinner and a movie. [[spoiler:She's a photographer.]]
21st Aug '16 12:10:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Enigma'', a story about a superhuman who patterns his life after a comic book superhqero in an attempt to give his life meaning, the hilarious yet bitterly sardonic narrator is revealed in the end to be [[spoiler: a lizard whom Enigma grants sentience to, trying to explain the whole story to a bunch of ordinary lizards. Enigma was making a point about how he felt, living as a superhuman in a world of ordinary humans]].
* A famous fight over censorship erupted around ''Judgment Day,'' a story in ECComics' ''Weird Science'' title. In the story, an astronaut from Earth visits an alien planet populated by robots to judge whether it was ready to be accepted into the wonders and greatness of Earth. He rejects this the world when he realizes that the Orange robots live in a place of comfort and superiority, while Blue Robots live in inferior conditions, are basically kept as slave labor, and have no rights, though they supposedly 'are equal'. The astronaut promises to return when the robots learn to abolish this method. In the final panel the astronaut removes his helmet for the first time, with the shocking reveal that [[spoiler:''he was black''.]]

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* In ''Enigma'', a story about a superhuman who patterns his life after a comic book superhqero superhero in an attempt to give his life meaning, the hilarious yet bitterly sardonic narrator is revealed in the end to be [[spoiler: a lizard whom Enigma grants sentience to, trying to explain the whole story to a bunch of ordinary lizards. Enigma was making a point about how he felt, living as a superhuman in a world of ordinary humans]].
* A famous fight over censorship erupted around ''Judgment Day,'' a story in ECComics' Creator/ECComics' ''Weird Science'' title. In the story, an astronaut from Earth visits an alien planet populated by robots to judge whether it was ready to be accepted into the wonders and greatness of Earth. He rejects this the world when he realizes that the Orange robots live in a place of comfort and superiority, while Blue Robots live in inferior conditions, are basically kept as slave labor, and have no rights, though they supposedly 'are equal'. The astronaut promises to return when the robots learn to abolish this method. In the final panel the astronaut removes his helmet for the first time, with the shocking reveal that [[spoiler:''he was black''.]]
20th Aug '16 4:44:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Sally Cinnamon" by TheStoneRoses seems like a typical love song, then in the last verse it's revealed that [[spoiler:the preceding lyrics are actually the contents of a letter that was left on a train and found by the narrator]].

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* "Sally Cinnamon" by TheStoneRoses Music/TheStoneRoses seems like a typical love song, then in the last verse it's revealed that [[spoiler:the preceding lyrics are actually the contents of a letter that was left on a train and found by the narrator]].
16th Aug '16 6:04:24 AM IAmNewBillTell
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** The sequel, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' continues this trend by [[spoiler: hiding an entire character just out of sight from the audience that is completely known in universe and just very rearely referenced''.

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** The sequel, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' continues this trend by [[spoiler: hiding an entire character just out of sight from the audience that is completely known in universe and just very rearely referenced''.referenced'']].
10th Aug '16 8:05:03 PM theek01
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* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' has a subtler one: [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling Wirt and Greg]] are TrappedInAnotherWorld called Unknown, which looks like the late 1800s-early 1900s, while their own clothes are also old-fashioned but with odd accessories. However, it's occasionally hinted, and eventually confirmed through a WholeEpisodeFlashback, that [[spoiler:they're actually from modern or near-modern times; their odd clothes are actually just Halloween costumes]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' has a subtler one: [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling Wirt and Greg]] are TrappedInAnotherWorld called Unknown, which looks like the late 1800s-early 1900s, while their own clothes are also old-fashioned but with odd accessories. However, it's occasionally hinted, and eventually confirmed through a WholeEpisodeFlashback, that [[spoiler:they're actually from modern or near-modern times; times, and their odd clothes are actually just Halloween costumes]].
9th Aug '16 9:37:39 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novel ''Orca'', we have Kiera the Thief as the special guest narrator for a lot of the story. She and Vlad blunder through the complicated politicoeconomic mess that forms the basis of the book's plot, and it's only after it's pretty much been sorted out that we learn Kiera neglected to inform us (and Vlad) that [[spoiler:she's actually the vampire sorceress Sethra Lavode, a being so powerful she orders gods around]].
** All the more impressive as she's been around for six books already, and this clearly isn't an AssPull... in fact, it helps explain a number of things. The reason readers didn't realize it long ago is partly because it's never before been really plot-relevant, and mostly because the supposition is just bizarre enough not to naturally occur.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novel ''Orca'', ''Literature/{{Orca}}'', we have Kiera the Thief as the special guest narrator for a lot of the story. She and Vlad blunder through the complicated politicoeconomic mess that forms the basis of the book's plot, and it's only after it's pretty much been sorted out that we learn Kiera neglected to inform us (and Vlad) that [[spoiler:she's actually the vampire sorceress Sethra Lavode, a being so powerful she orders gods around]].
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around]]. All the more impressive as she's been around for six books already, and this clearly isn't an AssPull... in fact, it helps explain a number of things. The reason readers didn't realize it long ago is partly because it's never before been really plot-relevant, and mostly because the supposition is just bizarre enough not to naturally occur.
26th Jul '16 8:32:30 PM PaulA
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*** Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin quite deliberately [[note]]"My color scheme was conscious and deliberate from the start. I didnít see why everybody in science fiction had to be a honky named Bob or Joe or Bill. I didnít see why everybody in heroic fantasy had to be white."[[/note]] springs this on you in her ''{{Earthsea}}'' books. She doesn't tell you until midway through the first part of ''A Wizard of Earthsea'' that most Archipelagans are red-brown, and that the ones from the East Reach are black. Young black and Hispanic readers report ''bursting into tears'' on realizing this. Auntie Ursula had [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Index-EarthseaMiniseries.html a long, bitter fight with her publisher]] not to make her hero Ged white on the covers. [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2004/12/a_whitewashed_earthsea.single.html Then there was]] [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Earthsea-Thankyou.html the TV series.]]

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*** * Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin quite deliberately [[note]]"My color scheme was conscious and deliberate from the start. I didnít see why everybody in science fiction had to be a honky named Bob or Joe or Bill. I didnít see why everybody in heroic fantasy had to be white."[[/note]] springs this on you in her ''{{Earthsea}}'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' books. She doesn't tell you until midway through the first part of ''A Wizard of Earthsea'' that most Archipelagans are red-brown, and that the ones from the East Reach are black. Young black and Hispanic readers report ''bursting into tears'' on realizing this. Auntie Ursula had [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Index-EarthseaMiniseries.html a long, bitter fight with her publisher]] not to make her hero Ged white on the covers. [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2004/12/a_whitewashed_earthsea.single.html Then there was]] [[http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Earthsea-Thankyou.html the TV series.]] ]]
15th Jul '16 8:14:51 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Ever17}}'', Takeshi's [[spoiler:real face isn't shown during the [[MultipleEndings first playthrough]], to conceal the fact that the two Takeshis presented are different persons]]. This turns out to be a [[spoiler:big part of a plan by one of the characters to save his father and friend from a deadly virus]].

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* In ''{{Ever17}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'', Takeshi's [[spoiler:real face isn't shown during the [[MultipleEndings first playthrough]], to conceal the fact that the two Takeshis presented are different persons]]. This turns out to be a [[spoiler:big part of a plan by one of the characters to save his father and friend from a deadly virus]].
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