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16th May '17 12:11:49 PM mouschilight
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** Creator/MasashiKishimoto [[WordOfGod has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura ShipTease references, [[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.
** He trolled the shipping fandom again (specifically the [[spoiler: Sasuke/Karin shippers who suggested that Sarada was in reality Karin's daughter]]) in the PostScriptSeason ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', with the revelation that [[spoiler: Sarada could actually be the daughter of Sasuke with Karin instead of Sakura, he even added scene of a DNA test to confirm this]] causing the fandom to explode... [[spoiler: but then in the end it was revealed that Sakura was indeed Sarada's biological mother all along]]. With this, Kishimoto's status of troll is fully confirmed.

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** Creator/MasashiKishimoto [[WordOfGod has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura ShipTease references, [[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.
with, while [[spoiler:[[OneTrueLove Hinata]]]] ''always'' was.
** He trolled the shipping fandom again (specifically the [[spoiler: Sasuke/Karin [[spoiler:Sasuke/Karin shippers who suggested that Sarada was in reality Karin's daughter]]) in the PostScriptSeason ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', with the revelation that [[spoiler: Sarada [[spoiler:Sarada could actually be the Sasuke and Karin's daughter of Sasuke with Karin instead of Sakura, and not Sakura's, he even added a scene of a DNA test to confirm this]] causing the fandom to explode... [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but then in the end it was revealed that Sakura was indeed Sarada's biological mother all along]]. With this, Kishimoto's status of troll is fully confirmed.
15th May '17 10:27:54 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Nimbus Llewelyn, best known for being the creator of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm,'' is a master of this. He has enough [[ChekovsArmoury Chekovs Guns to rival JK Rowling,]] but has explicitly stated that the difference between a hint and a red herring largely depends on his mood. He also teased Harry's Animagus form being revealed, and indeed put in a scene where Harry gains his Animagus form...and turns into [[Series/DoctorWho Captain Jack Harkness.]] Readers were then informed that yes, it was a joke, and no, they shouldn't be surprised.



* Creator/RussellTDavies, former head writer for ''Series/DoctorWho'', has been described similarly with some affection by Creator/StevenMoffat: "He likes to make wonderful characters and then melt them."

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* Creator/RussellTDavies, former head writer for ''Series/DoctorWho'', has been described similarly with some affection by Creator/StevenMoffat: [[HypocriticalHumor "He likes to make wonderful characters and then melt them.""]]
13th May '17 10:53:50 PM Mitis
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** Similar to the ''South Park'' example above, the channel also pulled an April Fools joke at audiences by airing the season 3 premier of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' completely unannounced at the same time that the new episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' was supposed to air, causing it to get delayed until the week after. Again, like the ''South Park'' example, many fans were not pleased.

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** Similar to the ''South Park'' example above, the channel also pulled an April Fools joke at audiences by airing the season 3 premier premiere of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' completely unannounced at the same time that the new episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' was supposed to air, causing it to get delayed until the week after. Again, like the ''South Park'' example, many fans were not pleased.pleased.
*** Of course, Genndy Tartakovsky himself has been pulling this for all of Season 5, and nowhere is it more obvious than the series's penultimate episode. The preview of the episode showed nothing except Jack coming across a large group of ruined robotic warriors, many of them giant, and remarking on how he knew that place, which many fans also recognized as [[spoiler:the lair of The Guardian from Season 3, who protected the time portal that Jack was apparently ''destined'' to use]]. Then we find out that [[spoiler:that portal was destroyed as well, and the Guardian is nowhere to be seen; only his red sunglasses in front of the destroyed portal, which are cracked.]] And that's not even mentioning the cruel cliffhanger at the end of the episode, which he complements by ''not showing so much as a second from the next episode.'' What makes this worse is that [[spoiler:The Guardian]]'s voice actor was credited for the season, meaning that if that character doesn't show up in the series finale, Tartakovsky has been stringing fans along in the cruelest possible way.
11th May '17 9:59:29 AM mouschilight
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** [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura ShipTease references, [[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.

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** Creator/MasashiKishimoto [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura ShipTease references, [[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.
11th May '17 9:58:17 AM mouschilight
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** [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura ShipTease references]], [[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.

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** [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura ShipTease references]], references, [[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.
11th May '17 9:57:38 AM mouschilight
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** [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura]] [[ShipTease references]], [[spoiler:[[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.

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** [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura]] [[ShipTease [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura ShipTease references]], [[spoiler:[[LikeParentLikeSpouse [[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.
11th May '17 9:56:40 AM mouschilight
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** [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has repeatedly stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that Naruto [[spoiler:would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura]] [[ShipTease references]], [[spoiler:[[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.

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** [[WordOfGod Masashi Kishimoto has repeatedly stated in several post-series interviews]] that: he decided that Naruto [[spoiler:would [[spoiler:Naruto would end up with Hinata]] since the early stages of the manga; that he put all the [[spoiler:Naruto/Sakura]] [[ShipTease references]], [[spoiler:[[LikeParentLikeSpouse parallels and comparisons]] (both out and in-universe) between Naruto's mother, Kushina, and Sakura]] specifically to troll shipping fans; and that [[spoiler:Sakura]] was ''never'' intended to be [[spoiler:Naruto's]] main love interest to begin with.



** A non-shipping example would be the fight with Pein. Several minor characters, even Kakashi, end up dying in the fight(with the latter even meeting his father in the afterlife), then Hinata gets a chapter that plays out like ADeathInTheLimelight. ''Then'' Kishimoto plays with Hinata only having a ''mortal'' wound instead of being instantly fatal, playing a B-plot during Naruto's fight with the other Ninja's trying to reach and heal Hinata before she bleeds out. Hinata is saved shortly before Naruto wins, then Kishimoto springs the trap: Pein gives his life to resurrect everyone he killed in the battle, making nearly all that drama pointless. Very few moments, mostly in story structure, hinted at what he was about to pull off.

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** A non-shipping example would be the fight with Pein.Pain. Several minor characters, even Kakashi, end up dying in the fight(with the latter even meeting his father in the afterlife), then Hinata gets a chapter that plays out like ADeathInTheLimelight. ''Then'' Kishimoto plays with Hinata only having a ''mortal'' wound instead of being instantly fatal, playing a B-plot during Naruto's fight with the other Ninja's trying to reach and heal Hinata before she completely bleeds out. Hinata is saved shortly before Naruto wins, then Kishimoto springs the trap: Pein Pain gives his life to resurrect everyone he killed in the battle, making nearly all that drama pointless. Very few moments, mostly in story structure, hinted at what he was about to pull off.
5th May '17 1:51:09 AM LondonKdS
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*** Basically, Moffat seems to dislike the idea that sympathetic characters can have only One True Love Forever, and loves trolling monoshippers.
30th Apr '17 9:37:43 PM Glitch_man4242
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* Landfall Games creators of ''Videogame/ClusterTruck'', can do this if your game is integrated with Twitch where they can use a set number of commands only for the game's creators, and mess with you, while you stream the game. Things like stopping you in mid air, changing your truck's colors, stopping the trucks all together, or better yet, RickRolling you.
27th Apr '17 3:16:02 AM HarrisonTheTroper2
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* Creator/{{Valve|Software}}, though they walk the line between this and TeasingCreator, especially with ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' - intentionally obfuscating the Pyro's gender[[note]]they later admitted that [[ShrugOfGod they don't know Pyro's gender any more than we do]][[/note]], the whole business of crates, the infamous Mystery Treasure episode[[note]]a set of items that did absolutely nothing and were added to the game to shake up the economy... only to be burnt to piles of ash a week later[[/note]]... Then there's Gabe Newell never answering any questions about ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: [[{{Vaporware}} Episode 3]]'' and instead focusing on randomness such as ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s hats and ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' updates.

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* Creator/{{Valve|Software}}, though they walk the line between this and TeasingCreator, especially with ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' - intentionally obfuscating the Pyro's gender[[note]]they later admitted that [[ShrugOfGod they don't know Pyro's gender any more than we do]][[/note]], the whole business of crates, the infamous Mystery Treasure episode[[note]]a set of items that did absolutely nothing [[spoiler:Except reveal info for the Pyromania ARG]], and were added to the game to shake up the economy... economy [[spoiler:(However, equipping the "Eliminating the Impossible set allowed for different descriptions used in the Pyromania ARG.)]]... only to be burnt to piles of ash a week later[[/note]]...later [[spoiler:With two exceptions, one being reused for the Mann Vs Machine ARG]][[/note]]... Then there's Gabe Newell never answering any questions about ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: [[{{Vaporware}} Episode 3]]'' and instead focusing on randomness such as ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s hats and ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' updates.
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