I'd suggest something like this. I prefer the first sentence on its own, since that emphasises the definition. It's really a simple trope, so I don't think we need a particularly long description.
To help with visibility, it can perhaps be included in links from other more popular page descriptions.
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.
All Myths Are True
is a common end result when all dominoes have fallen. May overlap with The Masquerade
or The Conspiracy
where the protagonist is introduced to their secrets.
edited 7th Mar '13 12:51:33 AM by AnotherDuck