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16th Feb '18 11:52:51 PM DragonQuestZ
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[[caption-width-right:350:Looking around a dark room + trunk is also in frame = upcoming JumpScare.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Looking around a dark room + open trunk is also in frame = upcoming JumpScare.]]
13th Jan '18 10:21:23 AM DragonQuestZ
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A SuperTrope to TemptingFate (characters saying something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, with the universe happily complying).

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A SuperTrope to TemptingFate (characters saying something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, with the universe happily complying).
complying), TooHappyToLive (the extreme happiness makes it clear that tragedy is about to strike).
12th Jan '18 7:58:54 PM DragonQuestZ
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12th Jan '18 7:49:08 PM DragonQuestZ
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This is when ChekhovsGun has been fired enough to turn into a cliche. Basically something will happen in a show, and a viewer knows what is going to happen next.

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This is when ChekhovsGun has been fired enough to turn into a cliche.make it predictable to long time viewers. Basically something will happen in a show, and a viewer knows what is going to happen next.



Let's say Sgt. Bilko in ''Series/ThePhilSilversShow'' has a GetRichQuickScheme. Even if we know it's not going to work, it doesn't count because [[OnceAnEpisode it's what always happens on the show]]. Now if he had a certain part of his plan that made it clear exactly how the plan would fail, that would be this trope.

Or let's say Dr. Series/{{House}} thinks he's solved the latest disease mystery. If the only clue that he hasn't solved it yet is the fact that the episode is only half over ([[MemeticMutation or he hasn't ruled out lupus by then]]), that is not this trope. That is SpoiledByTheFormat.

Or if you're watching anything from Creator/JossWhedon and you just ''know'' that the characters will be throwing BuffySpeak left and right, the HappilyMarried couple will implode or that the most likeable MauveShirt in the bunch will be KilledOffForReal in a horrible fashion. Or playing a Creator/BioWare game and can spot your future party member three levels before they actually join, or things are going so well at Act 2 that you're just waiting on TheReveal to throw everything straight to hell? Nope, that's SignatureStyle.

[[RuleOfThree Or in yet another aversion]], should you sit through enough stories of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and notice that [[TheNthDoctor the Doctor]] or someone else defeats the Daleks seemingly for good, but you know from experience that it won't be long before they come back just as though nothing happened, bigger and badder than ever. You're really dealing with JokerImmunity. Again, that trope is just a relative of this one.

Also note that if the characters are aware of what is going to happen, that is LampshadeHanging. When the supposedly telegraphed trope fails to appear, that's a SubvertedTrope.

TemptingFate is a subtrope of this, and covers characters saying something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, with the universe happily complying.

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Let's say Sgt. Bilko in ''Series/ThePhilSilversShow'' has a GetRichQuickScheme. Even if we know it's not going to work, it '''it doesn't count count''' because [[OnceAnEpisode it's what always happens on the show]]. Now if he had a certain part of his plan that made it clear exactly how the plan would fail, that '''that''' would be this trope.

Or let's say Dr. Series/{{House}} thinks he's solved the latest disease mystery. If the only clue that he hasn't solved it yet is the fact that the episode is only half over ([[MemeticMutation or he hasn't ruled out lupus by then]]), that is not '''not this trope.trope'''. That is SpoiledByTheFormat.

Or if you're watching anything from Creator/JossWhedon and you just ''know'' that the characters will be throwing BuffySpeak left and right, the HappilyMarried couple will implode or that the most likeable MauveShirt in the bunch will be KilledOffForReal in a horrible fashion. Or playing a Creator/BioWare game and can spot your future party member three levels before they actually join, or things are going so well at Act 2 that you're just waiting on TheReveal to throw everything straight to hell? Nope, '''Nope''', that's SignatureStyle.

[[RuleOfThree Or in yet another aversion]], should you sit through enough stories of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and notice that [[TheNthDoctor the Doctor]] or someone else defeats the Daleks seemingly for good, but you know from experience that it won't be long before they come back just as though nothing happened, bigger and badder than ever. You're really '''really dealing with with''' JokerImmunity. Again, that trope is just a relative of this one.

Also note that if the characters are aware of what is going to happen, that is LampshadeHanging. When the supposedly telegraphed trope fails LampshadeHanging due to appear, that's GenreSavvy, which '''can count'''.

You can also know when
a SubvertedTrope.

proper example of a SubvertedTrope happens, when something is telegraphed, but doesn't happen.

A SuperTrope to
TemptingFate is a subtrope of this, and covers characters (characters saying something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, with the universe happily complying.
complying).
12th Jan '18 7:42:18 PM DragonQuestZ
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See also {{Foreshadowing}}.
3rd Jan '18 5:45:52 PM nombretomado
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* Although it is JustForFun, the page on HowToSurviveAWarMovie has a good number of examples as well.

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* Although it is JustForFun, the page on HowToSurviveAWarMovie JustForFun/HowToSurviveAWarMovie has a good number of examples as well.
29th Nov '17 4:38:22 AM 59Efra
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Whenever the InstantBandages on a character last for more than a single panel, it's guaranteed that the bandaged body part will suffer at least one more {{Amusing Injur|ies}}y.
20th Jul '17 11:20:04 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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This is when ChekhovsGun has been fired enough to turn into a cliche. Basically something will happen in a show, and a GenreSavvy viewer knows what is going to happen next.

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This is when ChekhovsGun has been fired enough to turn into a cliche. Basically something will happen in a show, and a GenreSavvy viewer knows what is going to happen next.
17th Jan '17 2:48:54 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', every SugarBowl planet that our heroes visit will turn out to be a CrapsaccharineWorld.
4th Aug '16 5:07:30 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Exploited by ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''. The protagonist's vast knowledge of ''SuperSentai'' tropes allows him to notice when something happens during a battle that leads to the heroes winning, cuing the team to start turning the tables.
** Subverted in season 2's episode 11: [[spoiler:Malshina has performed a HostileShowTakeover on the Super Sentai series and altered the real world to one in which evil wins and all these "flags" are reversed, resulting in Delu-Knight winning a battle after doing a bunch of things that would make him lose. Later, Nobuo exploits this fact by doing the same thing.]]

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* Exploited by ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''. The protagonist's vast knowledge of ''SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' tropes allows him to notice when something happens during a battle that leads to the heroes winning, cuing the team to start turning the tables.
** Subverted in season 2's episode 11: [[spoiler:Malshina has performed a HostileShowTakeover on the Super Sentai ''Super Sentai'' series and altered the real world to one in which evil wins and all these "flags" are reversed, resulting in Delu-Knight winning a battle after doing a bunch of things that would make him lose. Later, Nobuo exploits this fact by doing the same thing.]]
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