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6th Sep '16 11:23:04 AM Silverblade2
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* Almost any time that a major character is going to die or there's going to be a major status quo change to TheVerse the comic companies are bad about this and will announce the death of the major hero to the major news outlets in an effort to drum up sales. To make matters worse this is usually used to amplify stories that are already a bit spoiled by TonightSomeoneDies or OhAndXDies.
** ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' was such an example. Marvel announced several months in advance that the Spider-Clone would return with interviews in Wizard magazine and advertisements. During this time, the titles saw a "mysterious drifter" covered in shadows spying on Peter and visiting the graves of Parker's parents. It was obvious that it was the clone but the titles still treated it as some sort of huge mystery even to the point where, when they revealed the clone's face, it was played off as some surprise twist.

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* Almost any time that a major character is going to die or there's going to be a major status quo change to TheVerse the comic companies are bad about this and will announce the death of the major hero to the major news outlets in an effort to drum up sales. To make matters worse this is usually used to amplify stories that are already a bit spoiled by TonightSomeoneDies or OhAndXDies.
** ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' was such an example.
''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'': Marvel announced several months in advance that the Spider-Clone would return with interviews in Wizard magazine and advertisements. During this time, the titles saw a "mysterious drifter" covered in shadows spying on Peter and visiting the graves of Parker's parents. It was obvious that it was the clone but the titles still treated it as some sort of huge mystery even to the point where, when they revealed the clone's face, it was played off as some surprise twist.



* In a more general sense, the availability of monthly solicits to the general public due to the internet combines this with NeverTrustATrailer. The solicits were originally intended for retailers to help them determine how many copies and what books to order, by providing information about upcoming issues. However the solicits have also become a form of advertising as more collectors and readers began browsing them. Because the solicits are posted months in advance they can often provide spoilers for current storylines.



* It's a pain trying to find a surprise twist in FanFiction because so many writers think "summary" means "tell me everything that happens in the story". This is especially the case when the surprise twist involves a {{ship|ping}}. We get such hilarity as "Which girl will {{Literature/Harry|Potter}} choose? Harry/Hermione."
** A summary that spoils the work it's based on from a piece of ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfiction: ''What if Rem never finished writing L's name in the Death Note? How will L cope with the loss of the only father figure he's ever had in his life? May contain spoilers.'' Just in case there was any doubt at all, the story is '''''titled''''' Watari.
** The very fact that "character death" is considered a required warning for fanfiction means that any fic that features a character's shocking death, or a character thought dead who turns up alive, will be spoiled from the get-go based on whether there is a warning or not. On the other hand, in DarkFic, there could be more than one character death, or death might come as a surprise.
*** Along the same lines of "character death" warnings, authors will often also put warnings for sex-related plot points such as [[SlashFic Slash Pairings]], {{Lemon}} scenes, and {{Mpreg}}. While this is nice for readers that find these things {{Squick}}y, it makes it all the less surprising when Mr. X and Mr. Y [[ComingOutStory reveal themselves to be gay]], have sex together, and end up pregnant as a result.
* In general, any fanfic tagged as "Tragedy" cannot possibly have a happy ending, by genre convention. So if you see it in the tags, you're near the end and it looks like the characters are going to survive, expect a DiabolusExMachina.
23rd Aug '16 5:24:09 PM dew98
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* Oh boy, where to start, most of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' spoil Poppa's death, Arlo's friendship to Spot, the meeting of Forrest Woodbush, Arlo helping the cowboy T-Rexes, Arlo encounters the main villian, Thunderclap and also the climax. In short, the trailers just showed you the entire movie.

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* Oh boy, where to start, most start. Most of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' spoil Poppa's death, Arlo's friendship to Spot, the meeting of Forrest Woodbush, Arlo helping the cowboy T-Rexes, Arlo encounters the main villian, Thunderclap and also the climax. In short, the trailers just showed you the entire movie.
23rd Aug '16 5:21:31 PM dew98
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* Most of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' spoil Poppa's death.

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* Most Oh boy, where to start, most of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' spoil Poppa's death.death, Arlo's friendship to Spot, the meeting of Forrest Woodbush, Arlo helping the cowboy T-Rexes, Arlo encounters the main villian, Thunderclap and also the climax. In short, the trailers just showed you the entire movie.
14th Aug '16 2:37:23 PM BobRiddle
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* A ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' trailer spoils Carl's death.
13th Aug '16 4:36:49 AM Verum
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* In yet ''another'' Marvel example, a released script for ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' spoiled that the new Ronin was [[spoiler: Comicbook/{{Blade}}]] a full ''eight months'' before the writer's intended reveal date.

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* In yet ''another'' Marvel example, a released script for ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' spoiled that the new Ronin was [[spoiler: Comicbook/{{Blade}}]] Comicbook/{{Blade}} a full ''eight months'' before the writer's intended reveal date.
9th Aug '16 4:13:52 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'', which opens with a mock trailer that does the exact opposite: it doesn't reveal ''anything'' about the movie it's advertising because it's heavily censored, and parts of it have been replaced with stuff like [Dialogue Missing] and [Title Missing].

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* Parodied in ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'', ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'', which opens with a mock trailer that does the exact opposite: it doesn't reveal ''anything'' about the movie it's advertising because it's heavily censored, and parts of it have been replaced with stuff like [Dialogue Missing] and [Title Missing].
31st Jul '16 2:50:52 PM nombretomado
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** Early June saw the death of ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, the second Captain America, in ''ComicBook/FearItself'' #3 to the surprise of almost nobody as Marvel had already announced that original ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers would return to the uniform a month later (due to [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the movie]]). The only reason it didn't make any sort of media splash was because DCComics one upped them the day before by announcing their [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot]].

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** Early June saw the death of ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, the second Captain America, in ''ComicBook/FearItself'' #3 to the surprise of almost nobody as Marvel had already announced that original ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers would return to the uniform a month later (due to [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the movie]]). The only reason it didn't make any sort of media splash was because DCComics Creator/DCComics one upped them the day before by announcing their [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot]].
16th Jul '16 5:31:21 PM mimitchi33
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJo-a9lI_us This commercial]] is comprised of clips from the climax from the film.
14th Jul '16 6:43:25 PM Midna
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* The DVD trailer for ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' completely spoiled the fact that Po's biological father, and several other pandas, are still alive, which wasn't revealed until the last few seconds of the film.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
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The DVD trailer for ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' completely spoiled the fact that Po's biological father, and several other pandas, are still alive, which wasn't revealed until the last few seconds of the film.film.
** The DVD trailer for ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' spoils literally almost the entire movie, including Kai's destruction of the Jade Palace, Po training of the panda village to fight against Kai, and the final battle in the Spirit Realm.
13th Jul '16 10:24:30 AM comicwriter
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* ''Comicbook/{{The Vision|2015}}'' established a pretty effective AnyoneCanDie tone, since Vision's wife and kids are all new characters without any ties to the rest of the Marvel Universe. Marvel spoiled that [[spoiler: his daughter, Viv]] would survive the book when [[spoiler: she]] was confirmed to be part of the new ''Champions'' series.
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