A Domino Revelation occurs when the revelation of a previously hidden truth leads to another revelation, then another, like the knocking over of dominoes.

Often evoked in {{fantasy}} works, where the revelation that one mythological or legendary species exists leads to finding out that many more also do, and works featuring conspiracy theories, where finding the shadowy figures behind a seemingly minor crime opens up a vista of sinister plots all emanating from the same source. In {{romance}}, one confession can often lead the way to one or several more.

It gets a good bit of use in UrbanFantasy and SteamPunk works as well.

AllMythsAreTrue is a common end result when all dominoes have fallen. May overlap with TheMasquerade or TheConspiracy where the protagonist is introduced to their secrets.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' does this with {{Awful Truth}}s. In the wake of [[spoiler:Mami's death]], Kyouko's appearance shows that few magical girls are as altruistic as [[spoiler:Mami]] was. This leads to Sayaka's confrontation with Kyouko on the bridge, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:Soul Gems literally [[OurLichesAreDifferent contain the soul of a magical girl]]]]. This, in turn, leads Sayaka to [[spoiler:fall into despair, corrupting her Soul Gem and revealing that a corrupted Soul Gem doesn't break or disappear, but instead turns into a Grief Seed]], a revelation which prompts Kyubey to explain to Madoka [[spoiler:the true nature of the magical girl system]]. Additionally, the process of [[spoiler:Sayaka falling into despair]] leads to a chain of events resulting in the revelation that [[spoiler:Homura has some form of time travel/timeline changing ability]]. Basically, the revelations show piece-by-piece how the inner workings of the fairly cliche-looking premise are actually [[DarkerAndEdgier terrible, terrible things]].

[[folder: Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/BeastsOfBurden'': Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and other things show up.
* ''Comicbook/WerewolfByNight'': Werewolves aren't the only supernatural thing out there, weretigers, vampire, demons, and other superheroes!
* ''LegionOfSuperHeroes'': In the Earthwar Saga storyline, the attacks on Earth by the Resource Raiders turns out to be the advance guard of an attack by the Klingonesque [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Khunds]]. Whose leader is secretly being controlled by the shadowy Dark Circle. Who are secretly being commanded by EvilSorcerer Mordru.


* In the first ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, Elizabeth Swann finds out that cursed pirates are real. The next three movies confirm the reality of [[AllMythsAreTrue pretty much every myth or legend ever told concerning the sea]].

[[folder: Literature]]
* ''Literature/CalLeandros'': Elves that call themselves Auphe are first introduced followed by a revelation of hidden monsters like Banshee and Trolls in the world amongst humans.
* ''Literature/JaneYellowrock'': The main hereon is a skin-walker, she fights vampires and has a witch for a best friend.
* ''Literature/MercyThompson'': in this series we meet werewolves, vampires, and witches right off the bat followed by ghosts, demons, and eventually shamans and mages of ill repute.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Witches and wizards, giants, dragons, giant magic spiders... the list is a little long for this series.
* ''Literature/KittyNorville'': Well same thing we meet werewolves first, then learn of vampires, werepanthers, magic users, psychics, and other types of the supernatural ilk.
* ''Literature/TheHollows'': Witches and vampires exist, so why not ghosts, demons, and other such creatures?
* ''Literature/TheOtherworld'': the woman of the other world are all sorts of supernatural types. We have witches, werewolves, nercourgists, half-demons, and angels. Of course this trope is in full effect.
* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': After the vampires have their coming out party we meet shifters, werewolves, weretigers, fairies, and several other supernaturals.
* ''Literature/SoulScreamers'': If the fact the main character is a banshee isn't enough, there are reapers, angels, and demons all hell bent on human souls.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': First come the vampires. Then come the werewolves.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Satyrs, the Minotaur, Greek gods, centaurs, nymphs... Again, the list is rather long.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': First we learn of witches and demons, then angels, spirits, fairies, and a whole mess of critters come crawling/teleporting/orbing/shimmering out of the woodwork.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'': Similar to ''The X-Files'' with aliens, mind control, and other weird things being revealed.
* ''Series/LostGirl'': All supernatural creatures exist, some are [[TheFairFolk True Fae]] others just call themselves fae and are in fact Succubi, Spirits, Werewolves, and all manner of other magical creatures.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean and Sam are hunters. They fight demons, astral creations, angry angels, pagan gods, ghosts, etc.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Earliest TV example of this trope; from MonsterofTheWeek to aliens in the basement with werewolves, wild men, demonic beings, and eventually BodyHorror and evil spirits... this series had it all.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Vampires first, shapeshifters, then goddesses, werewolves, fae, werepanthers, and witches.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Again vampires first then we learn that witches and werewolves also exist.
* ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'': The main characters have a babysitter that is a vampire. They also find out that one of them can see the future and that witches exist.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'': Well, it's more FantasyKitchenSink at times. Spirits (demons in Japanese) exist, but that's merely the catch-all term for supernaturals. And they ALL are very real projections of one's psyche.
* ''ShinMegamiTenseiI'': Angels, demons, and god....yes, it's all real.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Just full of all kinds of magical creatures of all styles shapes and sizes. Most of them talk, cast spells, and have civilizations.
* The season one finale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': That room behind the vending machine is finally shown. Then Stan takes Journal #1 out of a desk - ''he's'' had it since the show began. ''Then'' he declares, "Finally, after so many years... I have them all." Stan knows a ''lot'' more about the town than he's let on.