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5th Apr '17 11:38:47 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Did this in its fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Did did this in its fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.



* ''Warehouse 13'':

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6th Mar '17 9:48:08 PM randomguy399
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** Subverted. The show was promising for the entire second half of Season 6 that somebody important would be killed off in the season finale, the moment of truth is filmed from the victim's point of view. The viewer doesn't find out which character was killed until Season 7.

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** Subverted. The show was promising for the entire second half of Season 6 that somebody important would be killed off in the season finale, the moment of truth is filmed from the victim's point of view. The viewer doesn't find out which character was killed until Season 7. [[spoiler:It was actually two characters: Abraham, who was the one killed at the end of Season 6, and then Glenn, who dies after Daryl lashes out by punching Negan.]]
27th Dec '16 3:58:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''AshesToAshes'':

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10th Dec '16 8:50:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** And they did it again in Season 5. This time the character that died was Jenny Shepard, at the end of the first half of the two-part finale. [[spoiler: Shepard, however, died in a blaze of glory, taking down ''all'' of the bad guys with her. All the grizzled {{Badass}}, Mike Franks(whom Shepard had asked for help), wound up doing was finish off two of the badguys who were bleeding out.]]

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** And they did it again in Season 5. This time the character that died was Jenny Shepard, at the end of the first half of the two-part finale. [[spoiler: Shepard, however, died in a blaze of glory, taking down ''all'' of the bad guys with her. All the grizzled {{Badass}}, badass, Mike Franks(whom Shepard had asked for help), wound up doing was finish off two of the badguys who were bleeding out.]]
1st Nov '16 5:36:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''DawsonsCreek'' used this to promote one episode in which minor character Abby died.

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* ''DawsonsCreek'' ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' used this to promote one episode in which minor character Abby died.
7th Oct '16 9:47:04 AM JMQwilleran
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* Around the middle of the second season, a promo for ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow'' (a parody of reality shows) promised viewers "We've laughed with them, cried with them, and on the next episode ''one of them is going to die.''" This turned out to be the frog Everett, who was killed off in the storyline by the falcon Montecore. This later resulted in Bryce, the stalker, killing the falcon off-screen as the frog was his, left in the RealityTVShowMansion after he had been booted off, but before he was invited to come back. Of course, since the whole thing was a parody, both falcon and frog were revealed to be just fine in the ending.
22nd Sep '16 8:54:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''BeverlyHills90210'' had a memorable example in the second season when we were told an original character would be killed off, and of course it turned out to be David Silver's friend Scott Scanlon.

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* ''BeverlyHills90210'' ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' had a memorable example in the second season when we were told an original character would be killed off, and of course it turned out to be David Silver's friend Scott Scanlon.



* ''BreakoutKings'' [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] so many times that it became annoying. When the commercials for Season 2 began to air, this was the ''only'' thing they talked about. But the creators threw a curve ball and actually ''did'' kill off one of the main characters, proving to everyone that they do have the balls to have someone KilledOffForReal.

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* ''BreakoutKings'' ''Series/BreakoutKings'' [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] so many times that it became annoying. When the commercials for Season 2 began to air, this was the ''only'' thing they talked about. But the creators threw a curve ball and actually ''did'' kill off one of the main characters, proving to everyone that they do have the balls to have someone KilledOffForReal.
24th Jul '16 4:32:51 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' parodied this. Before the opening credits, [[Creator/RonHoward the Narrator]] announces that "one of these characters will die," while every main character flashes on screen, as well as an old lady who is unique to the episode. However, about halfway through the episode, the Narrator [[OhAndXDies simply tells the audience]] that she is the one who's going to die:

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' parodied this. Before the opening credits, [[Creator/RonHoward the Narrator]] announces that "one of these characters will die," while every main character flashes on screen, plus a couple of celebrity guest stars, as well as an old lady who is unique to the episode. However, about halfway through the episode, the Narrator [[OhAndXDies simply tells the audience]] that she is the one who's going to die:
13th Jul '16 6:03:29 PM Adept
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* ''ShortlandStreet'', after playing it straight through many previous deaths of major and minor characters, [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] in 2008 when one episode ended with several of the characters seemingly falling victim to a shootout in the {{Cliffhanger}}. The OnTheNext promo immediately following the episode announced that there would be three casualties. Naturally many fans assumed that there would be three deaths, until the actual definition of casualties was pointed out. Sure enough nobody died.

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* ''ShortlandStreet'', ''Series/ShortlandStreet'', after playing it straight through many previous deaths of major and minor characters, [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] in 2008 when one episode ended with several of the characters seemingly falling victim to a shootout in the {{Cliffhanger}}. The OnTheNext promo immediately following the episode announced that there would be three casualties. Naturally many fans assumed that there would be three deaths, until the actual definition of casualties was pointed out. Sure enough nobody died.
12th Jun '16 2:11:31 PM pointycatears
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** Another interesting thing to note is that when they started filming season 4, they hadn't actually yet decided who would be in the grave. This is just one of the reasons why fans were unhappy with the result.

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** Another interesting thing to note is that when they started filming season 4, [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants they hadn't actually yet decided who would be in the grave.grave]]. This is just one of the reasons why fans were unhappy with the result.
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