I Knew It: When the initial idea of the emotional spectrum was floated, with the Orange Ring belonging to "The greediest being in the universe," fans everywhere surmised "Lex Luthor". Then Agent Orange rolled around, and we met Larfleeze. Then came the end of issue #6.
Subverted when Sinestro became the first White Lantern. Played straight when Hal did it, too.
The two-page double spread in issue 8 has about a dozen of these, with Martian Manhunter and Aquaman taking center stage.