The Reveal / Video Games

  • Brothers in Arms: Whoo, boy. Despite the Reveals (That's right, there's two) being in the third game, it not only uncovers events that happened, but completely shatters a major plot point that played a role in the first two games, and at the same time brings to light just how much stress Baker and his squad was going through. The first is that Baker ordered Leggett to tell no one how Allen and Garnett died, and the stress of keeping the secret (which ironically made the rest of the squad hate him because they assumed he hid in the bushes like a coward while Allen and Garnet died) coupled with a critical injury on the battlefield led Leggett to effectively commit suicide by shooting at an enemy tank with a pistol. The second reveal is that Leggett was partly responsible for Allen's and Garnett's deaths, because he started a fight with Allen that attracted a German patrol, which is why Baker wanted Leggett to keep the circumstances of the death's a secret in the first place, for fear that the rest of the squad would kill Leggett.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Knights of the Old Republic:
    • You know that Darth Revan everyone's been talking about? The one who disappeared mysteriously and is presumed dead? The one who would have every reason to hate the Jedi AND the Sith for what they did if he were still alive? That's you.
    • The sequel makes a point of having no reveal, even though everything that happens in the game is one surprise after another in a kind of "I've always known" sort of way. The one true revelation is that the whole game was a test. Except anyone who paid attention already knew that. This is just speculation, but it might be in response to the Revan issue, considering how obvious it was to - again - to anyone paying attention, like the writers of the sequel would be.
  • Grandia II has a killer - Granas, the god of good you've supposedly been serving, was actually the loser of the ancient struggle between good and evil and has been dead all along. The supposed 'Seals' that were binding the parts of the sealed dark god Valmar were actually devices created to prepare a human's body for possession by a part of Valmar's damaged body, and the Pope of the Church of Granas has actually been manipulating you into reassembling Valmar's body from the very beginning. EVERY SINGLE THING you've done so far in the game so far has been a lie.
  • Final Fantasy IV The sorcerer Golbez is the brother of the protagonist Cecil and is being mind controlled by the real Big Bad Zemus, a creature sealed on the moon that wants to achieve world domination.
  • Final Fantasy VI Emperor Gestalt's raid on the Esper Realm killed the human Madeline, mother of the protagonist Terra.
  • Final Fantasy VII takes until late in the second disc to reveal what really happened in Nibelheim five years ago, especially Cloud's involvement. This in turn leads to two reveals: The first being where he's told that he is just a clone of Sephiroth, and all his memories of Nibelheim were taken from Tifa. The second being him discovering that he is in fact, not a clone, at least not in a traditional sense. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase Un-Reveal.
  • Final Fantasy VIII
    • The See D mercenaries were really created to combat the Sorceress
    • The sorceress Edea is the wife of Balamb Garden Headmaster, Cid Kramer
    • Edea is being possessed by Ultimecia, a sorceress from the future.
    • Most of the protagonists discover they grew up at Edea's orphanage but using the summoning monsters (G Fs) forced them to lose their memories. These include Squall, Zell, Quistis, Irvine, Selphie, Seifer, and Ellone.
    • In a paradox, the party travels to the future, defeats Ultimecia, who falls into the past, giving her powers to a younger Edea and then dying.
  • Final Fantasy IX
    • Vivi is a prototype for the black mage soldiers.
    • Princess Garnet isn't the true heir, but the last of the summoner's tribe who survived and was found by the King of Alexandria, she had her horn ordered to be ripped out.
    • Zidane and Kuja are brothers, artificially created by the leader of the dying world Terra. Their job was to create chaos on the planet Gaia, making it so Terra can absorb Gaia.
    • Kuja discovers he was built with a limited lifespan, making him go mad and planning to destroy existence.
  • Final Fantasy X brings them until the final dungeon.
    • First and foremost is the can of worms that is Sin:
      • Jecht IS Sin.
      • Sin brought Tidus to Spira, and Sin is the only thing that can take him back to Zanarkand. So by completing the pilgrimage, Tidus will be forever stuck in Spira.
      • Indirectly related: You know the Final Aeon, the only thing that has ever beaten Sin? It will kill Yuna once it's summoned. This is never explored, but the fact alone agonizes EVERYONE, regardless of how long they've known.
      • Sin will never go away. The Final Aeon is possessed by Yu Yevon upon Sin's defeat, and the Calm, the short period of years between Sin's appearances, is its incubation/growing period.
      • Sin is, in fact, a summoned monster by Yu Yevon, who was a summoner from Zanarkand a thousand years ago, who sacrificed what was left of the devastated Zanarkand (from a war with Bevelle) to use as Fayth for the summoning.
    • Auron's confession that he's an unsent (solid ghost). It was his devotion to his previous summoner and Tidus' father that allowed him to retain his human form (and not become a fiend), so he could Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
  • Final Fantasy XII has quite a few. To top it off as being inspired by Star Wars, some of them are related to family:
    • Basch didn't kill the king. Or his comrades. Or Reks. Or betraying Dalmasca. His twin brother, the Archadian Judge Gabranth/Noah, did.
    • Balthier was a former Judge of the Archadian Empire. He's also Doctor Cid's son.
    • The red-colored Goddess' Magicite is the lost second Deifacted Nethicite, the Dusk Shard.
    • There's also the fact that Vayne, Doctor Cid, and Venat are all ultimately Anti-Villain because of the existence of the Occuria, the Greater-Scope Villain who has been controlling the path of history for who knows how long.
    • Reddas is the former Judge Zecht of the Archadian Empire AKA the Judge who blew up Nabudis.
  • Final Fantasy XIII:
    • "The Purge" of the Cocoon citizens isn't an expulsion to Pulse. It's a massacre.
    • Fang and Vanille are both Pulse l'Cie and the ones indirectly responsible for the branding of Sazh's son, Dajh, as a l'Cie. While Fang is amnesiac, Vanille is not, though she feigns it so she can't be held up responsible.
    • Fang and Vanille are also the way they are because the goddess Etro crystallized them before they could complete their Focus (essentially a literal Deus ex Machina). Oh, Etro's also the one responsible for de-crystallizing the band at the end.
    • The Primarch Galenth Dysley is actually the Cocoon fal'Cie Barthandelus.
    • The "hellish" Gran Pulse is not hellish at all. Sanctum spreads the belief that as part of their propaganda.
    • The fal'Cie want to use the l'Cie so they can destroy Cocoon, killing millions of people in the process and possibly attracting their Maker along the way
    • The fal'Cie brand humans because while they can't fight destiny, humans can. Serah and Cid's crystallizations before they even complete their Focus are testaments to that. The heroes obviously use this logic so they can free Cocoon by defeating its fal'Cie without actually destroying it.
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • Like Yeul, Serah also has the Eyes of Etro, meaning that she can see the visions of the future, yet it brings her closer to death (which she does in the end).
    • Snow is becoming a l'Cie again so he can have the powers to assist Lightning.
    • Caius is a Pulse l'Cie who was given the Heart of Etro, essentially making him immortal, bound to the goddess, and given knowledge about the visions.
    • Caius doesn't want to kill Serah and Noel to solve the paradoxes which he claims are speeding up Yeul's demise, he wants to engulf the entire world with chaos by killing Etro.
    • Regardless of what the heroes do to stop Caius, including killing him, NOT killing him, saving Etro, and heeding to Yeul's prophecies, he always wins at the end.
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    • Lumina is the physical manifestation of Lightning's suppressed guilt and denial over Serah's death and the chaos that envelops the world. She also contains Serah's soul, which is why she looks very similar to Serah.
    • Bhunivelze isn't benevolent at all. He wants to rob people of their free will by disposing their burden, as in, the memories of their dead relatives. In fact, he's probably the Greater-Scope Villain of the trilogy, being the one who created all this mess in the first place considering the backstory of the world genesis.
  • Final Fantasy XV The Big Bad Ardyn Izunia's true name is Ardyn Lucis Caelum, revealing him as a potential usurper for the Kingdom of Lucis, and he is in fact a member of the Lucian royalty who healed people from demonic illnesses by taking demons into himself. He was denied the Lucian throne and godhood due to the demons inside him, which also made him immortal and thus he became a vengeful manipulator.
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy is chalked full of revelations.
    • The Warrior of Light, the hero of the original Final Fantasy and the series very first protagonist is a clone. To top it off he's not just any clone, he's a clone of the very first (due to Retcon) Cid.
    • The narrator of the game is Cid of the Lufaine.
    • Cosmos is a clone of Cid of the Lufiane's wife. She's also shown to be Back from the Dead post game.
    • Chaos is an innocent victim of others machinations (mainly Cid and Shinryu).
  • System Shock 2: You spend roughly the first half of the game being assisted by Dr. Polito, who is your only companion, her only real flaw being she at times is a bit cold and short with you, what with the stress of all comrades dying and all. You finally enter her offices to find her slumped dead in her chair, having been Driven to Suicide long before ago...then the same voice you've been hearing mocks you for a minute, before announcing..."I am SHODAN".
  • At the very end of Episode Aegis/The Answer in Persona 3: FES, Metis reveals to the party that she and Aigis are one and the same. Metis was the "human" side of Aigis, cast out due to Aigis' wishes to be a mere machine again. If Aegis remains that way, she won't have to mourn/grieve over the loss of the protagonist, nor will she have to bear the penalties of being human. But after seeing what became of the protagonist and learning of the true nature of Shadows and Persona, she wishes for Metis to return to her. Aigis absorbs Metis and decides to stay with the SEES team, as a complete being. Before that, in Episode Yourself/The Journey, Ikutsuki, the well-mannered chairman of the board with a terrible taste in puns is actually an Axe-Crazy former researcher that manipulated what was effectively the last will of Eiichiro Takeba to trick SEES into bringing about the Fall.
  • Persona 5:
    • Goro Akechi, one of your allies through the later half of the game, is actually Masayoshi Shidou's bastard son. And The Heavy for the bad guys. And he has the same All Your Powers Combined Wild Card abilities as the protagonist.
    • Igor, who have been helping you since the very beginning of the story, is a fake. He's actually Yaldabaoth, the Demiurge, the real Big Bad of the game.
  • Mass Effect:
    • Mass Effect:
      • Your initial impression of the Reapers is correct. The Reveal is when you discover that Sovereign is a Reaper.
      • And the second reveal - That all the precursor technology was actually left behind by the Reapers. They did this on purpose to steer galactic civilisation down a path that makes it easier to be harvested.
      • And the final reveal - the Citadel is actually an enormous Mass Relay, used by the Reapers to travel from extragalactic space back to the Milky Way. The Conduit, the weapon Saren has been searching for, is actually a minature Mass Relay that will allow him to get aboard the Citadel, kill his way to the station's Master Control Unit, and give control to Sovereign.
    • Mass Effect 2, meanwhile, has three major ones. Firstly, the Collectors are actually the Protheans, repurposed and horifically modified by the Reapers to serve them. Secondly, the abducted humans are being used by the Collectors to build a human Reaper, revealing the reason the Reapers commit galactic xenocide every 50,000 years: it's their version of reproduction. Finally, Harbinger is a Reaper, and the Collector-General is just another Mook.
  • BioShock: "Would you kindly..."
    • Shortly after: "It's time to end this little masquerade. There ain't no Atlas, kid. Never was. Fella in my line of work takes on a variety of aliases. Hell, once I was even a chinaman for six months. But you've been a sport, so I guess I owe you a little honesty. The name's Frank Fontaine."
    • Then comes BioShock 2, where you find out that Eleanor brought you back with the help of the new Little Sisters, and has been watching your every move.
    • Minerva's Den - Sigma is Porter.
    • In BioShock Infinite, you find out that Comstock is an alternate version of Booker, and Elizabeth is Booker's daughter, Anna.
  • At the End of Red's Story in SaGa Frontier Red's Mentor from when he was aboard the Cygnus is the one who gave him the superpowers he used throughout the story.
  • Planescape: Torment, built as it is upon a well-crafted Laser-Guided Amnesia plot, is made of these, and doesn't stop until the very end - expect reveals about enemies, allies, old flames, rivals... even the main character. In fact, every attainable companion in the game has one of these, if you talk to them and dig deep enough.
  • Subverted in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, in which the Black Knight's true identity is spoiled to you by Ranulf rather casually a few chapters before your final showdown with him.
  • The Legacy of Kain series:
    • In the original Blood Omen, the reveal was that Kain had been the Balance Guardian all along.
    • Soul Reaver 2:
      • Near the beginning, Raziel has Moebius at his mercy. Moebius saves himself by revealing that he is the other servant of the Elder God. Suddenly the plot becomes much more convoluted.
      • Then there's the ending; after the game spends a lot of time foreshadowing it, Raziel realises that he is the Reaver. And future Raziel killed past Raziel.
    • In Defiance, when it is revealed that not only did Mortanius use the powers of the Heart of Darkness, previously belonging to Janos Audron, to make Kain into a vampire, but the Heart is also inside Kain.
  • Pokémon Colosseum has a surprisingly effective Reveal: not only is Nascour not the Big Bad, as everything in the game beforehand had seemed to state, but his boss was Evice. Who's Evice? The incompetent mayor of Phenac City, who did nothing helpful through the entire game. This was very surprising, considering how Pokemon games usually made no secret of the villain and the only foreshadowing of it was Nascour casually leaving the mayor's house earlier in the game. This is done less effectively in the sequel, where it's pretty obvious Mr. Verich is the bad guy the minute you meet him.
  • In Shadow of the Colossus, you'll have to wait until the 16th statue crumbles to find that yes, Dormin will resurrect your girlfriend/sister/who-knows-who-she-is. They just want to make you into an unstoppable force of darkness in return. Although, you were warned, by Dormin Themselves, no less, that the consequences would be dire, and that you're signing a waiver.
  • The biggest reveal for the Mega Man X series is that its resident Ensemble Dark Horse hero is built by Dr. Wily for the sole purpose of destroying the world, and his best friend.
  • Ghost Trick:
    • Sissel is NOT the main character you play as through 90% of the game. He is in fact, the main character(Yomiel)'s cat, who happened to die only seconds before Yomiel did.
    • The painter man you see in the prison is 1. Kamila's dad, 2. A former detective, 3. completely innocent.
    • Cabanela is revealed to be just a ladder-climbing apathetic perfectionist, until you find reveal that he is in fact the exact opposite of that: A man who used his high-up connections to put massive amounts of resources into the manipulator case, and that he purposefully captured Jowd and brought him to the justice minster just to stall for time. Turns out, he really does care about Jowd after all.
    • Lynne killed Sissel, except that man wasn't really Sissel at all.
    • Ray is Missile in an alternate timeline. This, combined with the fact that he can reach THREE times farther than Sissel in the Ghost World, seals his place as Badass Adorable.
  • And the Mega Man Zero series also has a big reveal: that The Hero is using a clone body, since the Big Bad stole his original body to create The Dragon. Another loosely guarded reveal that occurred at the climax of Zero 4: Dr. Weil is immortal, meaning that no matter what happens to him, he will keep coming back to menace the world.
  • Mega Man ZX, taking a page out of the Classic series, makes the villains in each game obvious right from the start (although, in the case of Advent's Master Albert, was not too obvious at first). No, the real reveal would occur in The Stinger of the latter game, where Master Thomas, previously thought to be an ally to the heroes, orchestrated Albert's defeat so that he can further his own plans.
  • Braid slowly foreshadows this, then hits you in the gut with it. The final level has Tim and the Princess, each helping the other as the Princess runs away from a knight. Then, at the end, the Princess reaches her home. Tim is suddenly locked out. All that you can do is rewind... where it turns out that the Princess is running away from Tim, each trying to stop and hinder the other as she escapes into the knight's arms. Unexpected... but logical if you think about it.
  • Neverwinter Nights is full of these. When the creepy Helmite cleric pretending to be helping is actually working to spread the plague, the scene at the top of the Host Tower where Aribeth turns to the Dark Side, Haedraline explaining the history of the Old Ones out to destroy the world of mammal-descended sentient species, the incredibly powerful ancient artifact inside the supposedly barely magical tower statue in Shadows of Undrentide, Heurodis' being a medusa at the end of the Interlude, the intended function of the Relic of the Reaper and Mephistopheles' plot in Hordes of the Underdark, etc, etc, etc.
  • Neverwinter Nights 2. Original Campaign: You have a silver shard embedded in your chest. The mysterious warlock you thought was the King of Shadows is Ammon Jerro. Mask of the Betrayer: You've become a spirit-eater. The spirit-eater is the tormented soul of Akachi the Betrayer.
  • Jak and Daxter
    • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy: The villain introduced in the opening cutscene is Gol Acheron, the sage the duo is looking for to change Daxter back.
    • Jak II: Renegade: Haven City is Sandover Village in the future. Samos is the Shadow. Kor is the Metal Head leader. The Kid is Jak. Both Samos and Jak are from the future.
    • Jak 3: Wastelander: Damas is Jak's father; Veger separated the two. Jak's birth name is Mar. The Dark Makers were once Precursors but were corrupted by Dark Eco. The Precursors are ottsels.
    • Jak X Combat Racing: G.T. Blitz is Mizo. Rayn was never poisoned and used the racing team to get in control of Kras City's crime empire.
    • Daxter: Kaeden is a Metal Head. The entire game is a story told by Daxter at the end of Jak II: Renegade.
  • Couple of them in the Wing Commander games, revolving around revelations of The Mole.
  • In Professor Layton and the Curious Village:
    • Near the end... Luke: "What do you MEAN 'the villagers are all robots'?!"
    • There're major reveals at the endings of the second and third games, too. In the second it's that Folsense isn't real, and the Elysian Box doesn't actually kill people. In the third, it's quite a bit more startling. You're not really in the future, and the so-called Older!Luke is, in truth, the Big Bad. And Celeste was really Claire all along. Too bad she dies anyway about two minutes after you find out. More accurately, she died ten years earlier, just as everyone thought- it just so happened that just before she died she was thrown into the future where she got to help save the day before being forcefully pulled back to the time of the accident.
  • The games in the Metal Gear series have tons from beginning to end:
  • A really big one in Homeworld 2. You remember Sajuuk, worshipped by half the galaxy as the god of creation and destiny? Remember the prophecy that whoever unites the Trinity of Great Hyperspace Cores unlocks his power and becomes Sajuuk-Khar, Manipulator of He Whose Hands Shape What Is? Turns out Sajuuk is a brutally powerful Progenitor warship which only needs the cores and an Unbound controller to become flight-worthy again. Once active, it unlocks a galaxy-wide network of hyperspace gates, pushing the galaxy into a new golden age of prosperity. Also, it crossed 30 parsecs in a matter of minutes which is a staggering record for hyperdrives.
  • They're RAMPANT in Mitsumete Knight. This game thrives for a rich storyline, and a lot of events are built around and triggered by those. The game's TV Tropes Character Sheet is a testament of this, with a lot of info masked due to spoilers.
  • Jewelry Master Twinkle, a Puzzle Game with Dating Sim elements, surprisingly has one. On the third date with Kaori, the girl for Hard mode, she reveals that she's actually Nozomi, the girl for Another mode, and has been disguising herself because the real her is not very good with the opposite sex.
  • The end of inFamous reveals that the game's Big Bad, Kessler, and it's protagonist, Cole MacGrath, are actually the same person. Kessler is a disillusioned version of Cole from a possible Bad Future where humanity was nearly wiped out by the arrival of a mysterious Eldritch Abomination called "The Beast". After his family was killed, he used his powers to travel back in time in a last-ditch effort to prevent The Beast's rise to power...by making his past self's life hell so that he would be ready to fight it when the time came.
  • The Overlord games.
    • There are enough hints throughout the story for the player to look back and realize it was all leading up to this without actually preparing the player for the actual reveal.
    • In the first game, the player spends the entire story killing off the heroes who killed his predecessor and claiming his new kingdom. Just as he kills the second-to-last hero, it is revealed that the previous Overlord has been using you all along to eliminate his enemies. On top of that, he's been turning all the former heroes into corrupt shadows of themselves and you are in fact one of them, who was left behind.
    • In [[Overlord II' the second game]], the player battles the Glorious Empire to take a new kingdom after your father's land was destroyed by a magical explosion. Just as you move in to kill the Emperor, the useless elf that has been a minor annoyance the entire game is revealed to not only be the cause of the explosion, but also the Emperor himself who has been using you to gather the energy he needed for his final magic transfusion.
  • In Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, the reveal is saved up for the last level of the game. The Prince actually turns out to be Puku in disguise. He reveals that Parin's entire adventure was all just a part of his plan, to meet the monsters, obtain the drill, and go to the Eggplant Caverns. He tricked the phantoms into fighting her so she would be strong enough to reach Great Fang and release Tokaron on the world.
  • Ratchet & Clank:
    • In the original game, Captain Qwark is revealed to be working for Drek in an attempt to make enough money to fuel his "comeback as a hero". Which would, in turn, get him more money as per heroic deeds and sponsorships. Another reveal, which is doesn't come until the end of the game, is that Chairman Drek is NOT looking for a home for his people. He turns out to be the one who polluted Orxon from the beginning, and the building of a new planet was actually a great real estate scheme as he was being paid for "every square inch" of his new planet.
    • ''Going Commando piles on even more: the masked thief is really a she, is a Lombax like Ratchet, isn't really the Big Bad but a Well-Intentioned Extremist, and the true villain is Captain Qwark, who has taken the place of the Megacorp CEO the entire game and was manipulating Ratchet the whole time.
  • The Legend of Dragoon has many
    • Rose in particular holds a number of them.
      • She's immortal
      • She's the Black Monster.
      • She killed Dart's parents.
      • And Shana's twin sister.
    • It is implied, though never confirmed, that Haschel is Dart's grandfather.
    • That's No Moon!: It's a monster whose soul is reincarnated in human form every 108 years.
    • Shana is the reincarnated soul. And Rose killed Shana's twin under the belief that the twin was the soul.
    • The Big Bad is Dart's father, Zieg. And Rose's ex. From before she became immortal.
    • Melbu Frahma, the Big Bad, transferred his spirit into Zieg's Dragoon Spirit, and has been possessing him ever since he tried to turn into a dragoon while Rose was wiping out the town he lived in at the time.
  • Each Sly Cooper game has one.
    • The original had Clockwerk reveal the reason he killed Sly's parents, steal the Thievius Racoonus and leave Sly alive was to show the the world that without the book, the Cooper family would be nothing.
    • The second game had a big one in that the Klaww gang members you had fought were all part of one big plan that was orchestrated by the leader of the gang, Arpeggio. What was the plan? To bring Clockwerk back to life, have Arpeggio become Clockwerk and become immortal. Also, Neyla was working for Arpeggio the whole time. But, once again, she backstabs him at the last second and becomes Clock-la.
    • And in the third game, the Big Bad Dr. M reveals that he was a part of Sly's father's gang. Apparently, Sly's father was a bit of a douche to Dr. M.
    • In Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, one big reveal is that Penelope is working for Le Paradox, and that she stole the blueprints to Bentley's time machine, all because she resented Sly himself (despite the fact that he saved her life in the third game). Bentley did NOT take the reveal very well.
  • In Dragon Quest V the main character isn't The Chosen One prophesied to save the world. His son is. Thus it makes sense why you never ran into the legendary hero on your travels until you're far into the game: He hadn't been born yet.
  • Tales Series:
    • In Tales of Symphonia: The world religion is a lie. Kratos is an immortal being working for the Big Bad...and he's Lloyd's father. Sylvarant is actually only half of the world; the other half is Tethe'alla, which is locked in an alternate dimension, and competes with Sylvarant for mana. Said Big Bad is a hero from an ancient war who is using the false religion to resurrect his sister. Colette's angel transformation is a slow process of dehumanizing her so she can become a vessel for said sister. Zelos is working for Mithos and also possibly the Renegades, a rogue faction that opposes both you and Mithos's group. Regal murdered his lover, who was also Presea's sister. And Exspheres are people. Whew!
    • In Tales of the Abyss: The entire world is suspended on pillars over the Qliphoth, a lake of poisonous mud. There is one city floating in the Qliphoth, which is where Tear is from. Van was the one who kidnapped Luke, and then replicated him - meaning that Luke is a clone, and Asch the Bloody, one of Van's subordinates, is the original Luke. Van was Evil All Along. Ion and Sync are both replicas of the previous Fon Master. Replicas are created through fomicry, a forbidden art which Jade Curtiss, then Jade Balfour, invented when he was nine, and which he later tried to perfect with the help of his friend Saphir, who is now working for the enemy as Dist the Rose. He abused fomicry to try and resurrect his professor, and ended up creating an ultra-powered and ultra-crazy replica that serves as the Bonus Boss. There is a Closed Score - a segment of the world prophecy that only high-level church officials know about - that predicted the downfall of Akzeriuth and did nothing to stop it. Van apparently dies two-thirds of the way through the story, but it's revealed later that he's still alive. Natalia is not a real Princess, and her father is the enemy God-General, Largo the Black Lion. Guy is not a real servant - he's a Malkuth nobleman who joined the Fabre household with the intent to kill Luke and the rest of Duke Fabre's family, and he was originally working with Van. This is because Luke's father killed his whole family. Guy survived this event because a group of maids and his own older sister threw themselves at him as they were struck down, meaning his gynophobia stems from the trauma of spending several days buried under a pile of female corpses. Also, near the end they reveal that Luke has to die to save the world. He seemingly survives his sacrifice, but the game takes that back when it's revealed he is dying, only slowly, and so is Asch for entirely different reasons.
    • Tales of Vesperia tones that down a little, but there are still a good few to go around. Estelle can work magic without a blastia, because she's the Child of the Full Moon. Blastia - and Estelle - are causing an imbalance of aer, which will eventually cause some kind of cataclysm. The cataclysm is later revealed to be the Adephagos, a rather poorly explained giant death octopus thing that comes out of the sky. Also, Raven and Schwann are the same person, meaning Raven has been working for Alexei all along. Oh, right, and Alexei's evil. Raven's also technically dead, and his heart was replaced with a Hermes blastia. If you do a little digging you'll discover that Hermes was Judith's father, which is why Judith feels obligated to go around destroying blastia (and because Hermes blastia use an above average amount of aer). Oh yeah, and the owner of the Nordopolica Coliseum is an Entelexeia, and some Entelexeia can take human shape.
    • In Tales of Graces: Sophie is a robot from a different planet (seriously) who was sent to kill the Big Bad Lambda, who is busy posssessing the main character's childhood friend, Richard. Richard was poisoned by his uncle and was dying by the time Lambda possessed him. Pascal is a member of an ancient and supposedly lost race called the Amarcians, who are actually just a group of engineers from Sophie's planet. Malik is originally a revolutionary from Fendel.
    • Tales of Xillia maintains the tradition. Teepo is not a conscious being. It's a booster, which is a type of technology that, among other things, empathizes with its user - so everything Teepo says is just a reaction from Elize's subconscious. Wingul also has a booster, and overusing it could kill him. Rowen was a war hero and a personal friend of King Nachtigal. The Lance of Kresnik is not a weapon - it's a key. It opens the schism, which reveals a second world, Elympios, that was sealed off from Rieze Maxia by Maxwell in order to preserve the spirits. People in Elympios have all but destroyed the spirits because they are dependent on spyrix technology, which kills spirits. Milla has a sister. Kind of. She's also not the real Maxwell, and she's also not dead, although you think she is for a while. Alvin is not from Rieze Maxia - he's from Elympios, and as such he doesn't have a mana lobe and can't cast spirit artes. Jude is also at least half Elympian, as that's where his father is from. Also Alvin is working for so many people it's impossible to keep track, but he betrays you to each of them multiple times and he's doing it all for his dying mother, who actually dies eventually because the woman taking care of her was slowly poisoning her to death. Also, Karla, that one woman everybody seems to want to hang out with in the sidequests, is Gaius's sister.
    • In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, it is revealed in the end that the hero is actually the summon spirit Ratatosk that wanted to destroy the world as well as the clone of the scientist that was killed by Ratatosk and his personality was fabricated to protect Ratatosk's identity.
  • Hotel Dusk has one in the final chapter. You learn that Osterzone is actually Dunning Smith, who resolves every mystery that was brought up in the previous chapters (what happened to Bradley, where Mila's father is, how Iris' sister got the money to settle the lawsuit, etc.). Dunning himself doesn't come out and reveal his identity; you figure it out by using a coding machine while sealed inside of an airtight basement chamber that Dunning locked you in.
  • Kingdom Hearts loves this trope, especially in regards to the Big Bad.
    • KH: Maleficent was actually being manipulated by the heartless of Ansem, a researcher and the ruler of Hollow Bastion. He turned himself into a heartless in order to claim the heart of all worlds, and has been manipulating Riku as well, even possessing him.
    • Chain of Memories: Namine is a witch who controls memories, and she's been messing with Sora's memories ever since he set foot in Castle Oblivion to replace all his memories of Kairi with memories of her. The two of them had never met before.
    • KHII: Roxas is Sora's nobody. Namine is Kairi's nobody. The villian from the first game was actually the real Ansem's assistant, Xehanort, who took on his identity. DiZ and his assistant, Ansem, are actually the real Ansem and Riku.
    • 358/2 Days: Xion is an imperfect clone of Roxas.
    • Birth By Sleep: Takes the cake. Vanitas is the personification of Ventus' darkness. Aqua created Castle Oblivion from the ruins of her home world so she could hide Ventus. Xehanort is actually an old Keyblade Master who's been possessing Terra's body for the past eleven years. Ventus' heart has been living in Sora, which is why Sora can use the Keyblade. Terra passed his keyblade on to Riku, and Aqua accidentally did the same to Kairi. Finally, the reason Kairi ended up in the Destiny Islands when Radiant Garden was destroyed was because Aqua cast a spell on her to lead her towards light.
    • Re:coded: Master Xehanort will return since his Heartless and Nobody were destroyed.
    • Dream Drop Distance: Master Xehanort's master plan was to create 13 versions of himself (the true Organization XIII, made up of Master Xehanort, Young Xehanort (who is the Mysterious Figure from Birth By Sleep), Ansem SoD, Xemnas, Braig, Isa, and 7 other unknown people), all to create another Keyblade War. He planned to make Sora number 13 by weakening his heart, but that failed. Meanwhile, 7 lights (keyblade wielders, reasoned to be Ventus, Aqua, Terra, Mickey, Riku, Sora, and Kairi) are to appear. When these two sides clash, the x-Blade will be reborn, and the Keyblade War will begin once more.
  • Mother 3:
    • The Big Bad only makes an appearance when the party's going for the final Needle... and by then you know full well who he is. Porky Minch. And he's all grown up...
    Porky: Who knows? I may be 100 years old, or even 1000 years old. But I'm still the same kid at heart!
  • Fatal Frame IV: Choushiro is a ghost, and has been dead for eight years.
  • In No One Lives Forever, in the very end of the game, there are four reveals. First: Tom Goodman is alive, and is the traitor. Second: Tom Goodman is in fact the real traitor's dragon, and is simply an impostor who was placed in after real Tom Goodman was killed. The true traitor is Mr. Smith. Third: Bruno Lawrie is alive as well. Fourth: After the end credits, it's shown that the Director of H.A.R.M. is a drunk guy we've seen throughout the game.
  • The Morolians were being used by Blank all along.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky: The villainous Grovyle has finally been captured and the heroic Dusknoir is taking him away...and then he snatches you away too, because it turns out that he's the real villain and the "villain" you just helped capture was your amnesiac hero's old partner. Also you're from the future.
  • Call of Duty Black Ops had: My name is Viktor Reznov, and I will have my revenge!
  • The flash game "Alice is Dead" does this quite well. In the first game, you see Alice's decomposing skeleton, and it is later revealed that you are the one that killed her (although, you developed some nasty amnesia and forgot most of it.) In the third game, you go after the Queen of Hearts and get killed just as soon as you meet him. He slyly goes into his limo, only to find that there is another passenger: Alice. She was still alive the whole time, and only faked her death to make it easier to kill the Queen.
  • Big Daddy in the original Gungrave is depicted as dead throughout the game. Not quite. He was actually used as a guinea pig for Harry's undead soldier program and lives on in the form of a twisted monster—he's really the final boss of the game.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • "Oh my god, you're a SPY!"
    • The "Blood in the Water" comic tie-in shows that the Sniper is actually not Austrailian. He's actually one of the last surviving people of New Zealand, which has become Atlantis.
    • The same comic also reveals that the Administrator is an Immortality Seeker just like the Big Bad is, which is the reason why they're both hunting for Austrailium. However, the former only wishes to live long enough to settle an ambiguous debt.
  • The main character of [PROTOTYPE], Alex Mercer, is trying to find out how he became the mutant with badass powers that he is. When he finally does, it turns out that he's not really Alex Mercer at all. He is the Blacklight virus that infected the corpse of the real Mercer and copied his body when he was shot after releasing the Virus on the city. The protagonist only thought itself to be Mercer because it retained some of his memories as it does with all the people it infects and consumes.
  • In Fallout 3, you get a Reveal early on: You're not a Vault baby. Which leads to the conclusion that the "no one ever enters, no one ever leaves" creed of Vault 101 is a lie.
  • In the second half of Portal 2, after listening to several recordings of late Aperture Science CEO Cave Johnson talking to a cheerful secretary by the name of Caroline, it's revealed that GLaDOS was built as an attempt by the terminally ill Johnson to cheat death by uploading his mind into an immortal AI network...and while Johnson seems to have died before the project was ready, he left instructions that Caroline should be uploaded, against her will if necessary, in his place.
  • The Orion Conspiracy has a number of reveals. The first one is that Gates is an undercover agent who has been trying to dig up dirt on the space station and gave Devlin the note about his son's death being murder. The second one is that there are xenomorphs (aliens) running loose, killing off crew members and impersonating them. The third one is that Captain Shannon murdered both Danny and Kaufmann. Why? He killed Danny as revenge for his wife's death, and he killed Kaufmann to frame Devlin. He was also going to kill Devlin. The fourth one is that Mogami-Hudson discovered the xenomorphs in statis in the asteroid and released some of them, hoping to get their technology in return. The fifth one is that Doctor Chu, Waterman, and Lowe are dead and that you were interacting with xenomorphs disguised as them.
  • Vagrant Story: Lea Monde is the Gran Grimoire. And Sydney had the key to inheriting its powers all along—the tattoo on his back.
  • In The 3rd Birthday, you are not really playing as Aya Brea throughout the game. Hint: Overdive.
  • Dragon Age:
    • Near the end of Dragon Age: Origins, you find out a Grey Warden must sacrifice their life to permanently kill the Archdemon. Not long after, you find out the real reason one of your companions was sent with you was to have a child with either you-if you're male-or your other Warden companion to hold the Archdemon's essence; this would also mean no Wardens would have to die.
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition ups the ante: 1. lyrium is alive (it's literally titans' blood), and 2. your archrival is Solas, The Dread Wolf.
  • Metroid:
    • Completionists of the first NES game were the first to find out that Samus Is a Girl.
    • In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, it's revealed that the Leviathans that crash-landed onto Bryyo, Elysia, the Pirate Homeworld and the planets Samus visited in the first two Prime games (namely Tallon IV and Aether) come from the same source: A planet fully made of Phazon called Phaaze.
    • At the end of Metroid: Other M, it turns out that Madeline Bergman is actually Melissa Bergman, daughter of the real Madeline Bergman, who is not actually her daughter, but an AI who took the form of a human and saw Madeline as a surrogate mother. When Madeline gave up Melissa to some scientists, she goes berserk, destroying most of the station and its occupants. You learn all of this during a seven minute long expositional monologue shared between Samus and Madeline.
  • The flash game QWOP seems so simple. Run the dash. But about halfway through you find out you're actually running the hurdle jump. And at the end you find out that it was the long jump the whole time.
  • Xenogears:
    • Elly was a member of the raiding party responsible for stealing Weltall from Kislev, indirectly resulting in the destruction of Fei's home village, Lahan.
    • Grahf arranged for the raiding party to engage in battle directly over Lahan, so as to involve Fei in the conflict and begin unlocking his latent abilities.
    • Bart is actually an exiled member of Aveh royalty.
    • Citan and Sigurd are both former citizens of Solaris, the shady technocratic civilisation in the sky controlling Aveh from the shadows.
    • Chu-Chu isn't a stuffed toy, it's ALIVE!
    • Rico, a demihuman, is the sole heir to Kislev royalty.
    • The Ethos, the not-quite-Catholic religion responsible for excavating ancient weapons of war, is actually a front for Solaris' operations and their entire theology is a lie.
    • Solaris has, in fact, been running the entire surface world as a puppet show by means of kidnap, genetic conditioning and political machinations for the past several centuries. The other civilisation in the sky, Shevat, is the only force that is both aware of this and actively combating it.
    • Those Reaper enemies you've been fighting? Genetically altered people bred by Solaris as a means of merging man with machine and creating superior weapons of war.
    • Bishop Stone was directly responsible for the death of Billy Lee Black's mother.
    • Maria's father, Sergei, had his consciousness transplanted into one of Solaris' mechs.
    • Elly's mother isn't her real mother - she was born from an illicit affair her father had with a surface-dweller, meaning she's not a pure Solarian.
    • The food produced in the Soylent system is actually the reconstituted remains of human beings - that's right, Soylent Green is PEOPLE!
    • Citan was an agent of Emperor Cain, the figurehead leader of Solaris, planted to watch over Fei and lead him to Solaris.
    • Humans are not from this planet; the goal of the disembodied Gazel Ministry who rule Solaris is to inhabit the bodies of those with a high Animus factor and journey back to the stars.
    • Fei is Id - specifically, Fei has dissociative identity disorder, and the Fei we've been playing as until now is a mental construct that's only been around since he was brought to Lahan three years ago.
    • Miang is the Executioner.
    • Grahf is Lacan, an artist and warrior who suspiciously resembles Fei from the conflict 500 years ago.
    • Ramsus was created by Krelian to destroy Emperor Cain, freeing the Gazel Ministry to activate the Gaetia Key and reawaken Deus.
    • The humans on the planet of Xenogears were actually born from Deus, an interplanetary bio-weapon that crash landed there 10,000 years ago, and are actually intended as spare parts for the man-made God.
    • Miang is Deus' avatar; the "Miang-factor" exists within all women on the planet, allowing Miang to effectively possess any woman she chooses when her current host dies.
    • Miang at one point occupied the body of Fei's mother and performed horrific experiments on him when she became aware of his special status. This is what caused the personality of Id to form.
    • Fei/Id inadvertantly killed his mother when Grahf arrived at their family's house.
    • Fei and Elly are both reincarnations of passengers on the Eldridge, the ship which originaly bore Deus to the planet, who came into contact with the Wave Existence, the higher-dimensional entity which powers Deus. They've also reincarnated several times over the course of the intervening centuries. And one of these reincarnations was Lacan, who upon losing his current incarnation of Elly, swore vengeance upon the world and became Grahf.
    • Grahf has body-hopped his way across five centuries, and the body he currently resides in is that of Fei's father, Kahn. He seeks to merge with Fei, the current incarnation of the Contact, in order to bring about the apocalypse.
    • In his moments of control, Kahn has appeared to aid Fei over the course of the game in the guise of the mysterious figure Wiseman.
    • *deep breath* And finally, Krelian's true intentions in reviving Deus were to return humanity to the higher plane of existence from which all things originate, where they would be one with the Wave Existence and all individuality would dissipate.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X:
    • At the end of Chapter 5: All of the humans wandering around Mira are actually androids called Mimeosomes. Their real bodies are stored on the Lifehold and remote-control the Mimeosomes from there. That big, mysterious countdown on BLADE Tower? That's the reserve power level for the Lifehold, and it's a countdown to death for every remaining human.
    • Towards the end, there's a nasty reveal that the Lifehold was destroyed when the White Whale crashed. Humanity, at least in this sector of the universe, is dead. And somehow the humans' consciousness has integrated with the mimeosomes.
  • In I Miss the Sunrise, the high-level offices in the abandoned databanks answer a lot of major plot questions, often taking this form. The Big Bad's motivations and the origins of the Shine are discussed and explained, among other things. A few of the crew members' final interaction scenes can take this form as well, usually answering lingering questions about their character arcs. It's even lampshaded in the case of Tezkhra, where the reveal is so obvious that everyone admits they already knew it.
  • A major one near the end of The Bard's Tale. That nice princess you're supposed to be saving? She's the Big Bad. You can save her anyway.
  • Rayman Origins has the aptly named level "The Reveal", where The Magician is... well, revealed to be the Big Bad.
  • In .hack//G.U. Reminisce, Ovan finally unlocks the brace obscuring his left arm. The fans who had been expecting Corbenik found TriEdge.
  • A pair of pretty big ones happen near the end of Vay. Two of the five Sages, the ones that created the Orbs that power the Vay armor are still alive. One of them is Princess Elin (f.k.a. Elynthia, the Sage of Light), the one who was captured during the raid on Lorath at the very beginning of the game, and the other is Sadoul (f.k.a. Ardor, the Sage of Fire), the scheming Danek prince-turned-murderer-turned-Big Bad.
  • In Assassin's Creed III, for the first 3 sequences you play as Haytham Kenway, an assassin who is sent to Colonial America on behalf of his order. After spending the first act recruiting allies and assassinating a few ponces, it's revealed that Haytham is actually an Assassin who defected to the Templars, and you've just built the entire Templar Order you'll spend the rest of the game dismantling as his son, Connor.
  • Baten Kaitos I: You know how the characters have been Breaking the Fourth Wall to address you, the player, who is supposedly their "guardian spirit" and helps them in battle? It's not just for silliness: it also helps disguise the fact that The Hero is The Mole. (Yeah, the game's more than ten years old, but seriously, it's a big moment.)
  • Action Doom 2: Urban Brawl: Your kidnapped daughter is not actually yours. Your wife had an affair with the villain and it is he, in fact, who is the girl's biological father.
  • Tomb Raider III has one when you enter the final area, Antarctica. The scientist who first tasked Lara with finding the artifacts was in fact using her the entire time so he could use the artifacts to attain godhood.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl: You begin the game recently rescued by another stalker from a lightning strike that destroyed the death truck that you were in, then transported to a bunker. You are called The Marked One by a black market trader known as Sidorovich. You then have a PDA that gives you the focused objective to "find and kill Strelok". At first, this objective is obscure and there is no mention of a particular Stalker who goes by the name yet. However, slowly you uncover the secrets of that particular Stalker while at the same time assisting the various factions of their troubles. But the revelation comes when you go to Strelok's secret hideout a second time (you must have gone there the first time and collected his important PDA, which will lead you to a specially important but minor NPC later in the game). As you climb up the ladder, you trigger an explosive tripmine and get knocked unconscious. Once you wake up from the blast, an old acquaintance known as Doctor appears and tells you that you are Strelok all along and warns you that the Wish Granter is nothing but a lie. He then tells you to find Fang's grave, another associate of Strelok's, and grab his PDA which contains a decoder that will allow you to unlock the real path to the NPP.
  • In Silent Hill 2, it's revealed that not only did the protagonist, James Sunderland, was the one responsible for his wife's death instead of her disease, she also died only a week prior to the game instead of 3 years before.
  • It turns out in The Witch's House, the Legless Girl is really Viola in Ellen's body and vice versa. It turns out that Ellen used Viola to switch out of her body in order to be loved as Viola and escape the pain she endured. To make it worse, Viola was trying to get her body back, but in the end, was killed by her own father.
  • Mario & Luigi series:
  • BlazBlue:
    • The first game, Calamity Trigger, is just about figuring out the truth behind a "Groundhog Day" Loop and learning about the characters involved's motives. The reveals are as follow:
    • Ragna and Nu-13 are The Black Beast and they are also the cause of the time-loops; one time-loop's iteration of Jin Kisaragi fell through a rift in time, ended up in the past and became Hakumen; Noel Vermilion and Nu-13 are clones of Saya, Ragna and Jin's missing little sister; Rachel Alucard has Ripple Effect-Proof Memory, works for The Powers That Be and has the Tsukuyomi Unit; Taokaka is a clone of [[WorldsStrongestMan Jubei suffering Clone Degeneration; Iron Tager is smack-dab in the middle of the plot but cannot do much as it goes against his programming; Litchi Faye-Ling used to work alongside Tager but defected because something happened with her lover, Lotte Roy Carmine; Arakune was once Lotte Roy Carmine and knows far more about what's actually going on than what his Ax-Crazy mind can comprehend; the son of Bang Shishigami's master is still alive; Carl Clover's puppet, Nirvana, is actually his sister, Ada, and Carl is borderline psychopathic; Hakumen is the Susano'o Unit, Jin from a different timeline, the leader of The Six Heroes and the man who slew The Black Beast; Nu-13 is the Calamity Trigger, and Hazama is the primary moving force behind everything bad that has happened in the BlazBlue-verse and you've just played straight into his hands.
    • Continuum Shift: Ragna's BlazBlue is a fake; the world has designated Jin Kisaragi its own anti-body and considers Ragna its illness; Noel Vermilion is the inheritor of the True BlazBlue; Rachel Alucard's superiors are bad news (luckily she defects from them); Iron Tager's superior is sitting on top of a vast arsenal of nukes, is a hairsbreadth's away from fiering them, just so she can frag Terumi, and he still cannot question her; Litchi Faye-Ling has caught a bad case of The Corruption and is heading towards turning into another Arakune, out of desparation she joins the bad buys... speaking of which; Arakune manages to form a coherent sentence. He screams at Litchi to abandon her attempts of saving him and just save herself instead... Bang Shishigami has a Nox Nyctores capable of solving all problems/putting an end to the world as we know it by causing a The Magic Goes Away scenario, but he doesn't know how to use it; Carl Clover's father was the one who transformed Ada Clover into an automaton... and he has done the same to his wife... For Science! ...Hakumen named his "Tsubaki" technique after his girlfriend who died Taking the Bullet for him when he was still Jin Kisaragi; Lambda-11 harbours Nu-13's soul; Tsubaki Yayoi is wielding a prototype Murakumo; Makoto Nanaya is, or was in a previous timeline, a massive Spanner in the Works for Hazama; Platinum the Trinity is the remains of one of The Six Heroes, as is Valkenhayn R. Hellsing; Mu-12, the Sword of the Godslayer: Kusanagi, is Noel's Super-Powered Evil Side; Hazama cheated his way into winning the game again; Relius Clover is the best dad evvuhr and Carl makes him disappoint; Saya is the Bigger Bad of the series and Nu-13 is resurrecting all on her own.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's series:
    • In the second game, the supposed reopening of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza actually took place in the past.
    • In the third game, The Murderer died after the first game, and Springtrap contains his corpse (and, very likely, his soul). It also confirms that the animatronics were indeed haunted by the murdered childrens' ghosts.
    • In the final game, the child you play as is the victim of a Deadly Prank which not only brings him in a coma, but also makes him hallucinate the nightmare animatronics. It's then implied at the end of Night 6 that the child ultimately doesn't survive his injuries.
  • In Guilty Gear, the titular artefact gets name-dropped a couple of times, but it's only right at the end of the first game that you finally find out exactly what the "Guilty Gear" is. Or rather, who. It's the main character, Sol Badguy. Sol was once a brilliant scientist, and he worked on a project to create the transhuman Gears, the next stage in human evolution. However, the Gears turned out to be a bunch of monstrous, human-hating Jerkasses, and if that wasn't bad enough, Sol was betrayed and transformed into one against his will by his Magnificent Bastard best friend. Forced to watch his creations rampage across the planet and kill millions of innocent people, Sol decided to make up for it all by disguising himself as a human, and making hunting down and destroying the other Gears his life mission.
  • From Life Is Strange;
    • Rachel Amber was Dead All Along.
    • Mr. Jefferson is the Big Bad.
    • The tornado is a result of Max altering time.
  • In Undertale:
    • It’s revealed near the end of the Pacifist and Genocide routes that the protagonist is not the “Fallen Child” you named at the beginning of the game. The protagonist’s real name is Frisk, and the “fallen child” the opening screens referred to was actually the first youth that fell from Mount Ebott into the monster kingdom, long ago - the one who was adopted by King Asgore, fell ill and died, and whose evil spirit has been trying to take control of the protagonist over the course of the game.
    • Very early in the game, Flowey the Flower explains many of the game's mechanics to you, many of which are similar to other RPG. If you kill other enemies in battle, you gain EXP. Get enough EXP and your LV increases. But in this game, LV doesn't stand for Level, but LOVE. It isn't until the game is almost finished that you find out what Flowey neglected to tell you: EXP actually stands for "Execution Points" and is a measurement unit for how much you've hurt other people. And LOVE is also an acronym, standing for Level of Violence, and is basically a measurement unit of how sadistic and/or sociopathic you are. Suddenly, you're forced to confront the consequences of every meaningful decision you've made throughout the entire game.
  • Minecraft: Story Mode:
    • In the first episode, it's revealed that Ivor was an original member of the Order of The Stone but was removed from the records.
    • The third episode reveals that the person you failed to save in The Order of the Stone is still alive but is no longer aware of who they are.
    • Episode 4 reveals that the Wither Storm was following the pendant Gabriel gave Jesse the entire time. It also reveals the Order of the Stone never truly beat the Ender Dragon, they instead used the command block to erase it from Existence, and come back as "Heroes". Ivor however, was unhappy with this, and was paid off to keep quiet, leaving the Order of the Stone.
  • The Turing Test: TOM is mind-controlling Ava. The reveal supposedly comes at the end of chapter 4, although there was a lot of Foreshadowing if you bothered to read Mikhail's journal. The only surprise may come from the fact that your point of view is TOM's, not Ava's.
  • Video Game/Warframe has one with practically every quest, and a few others.

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