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* ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' is ''constantly'' foreshadowing future plot developments because the {{aver|tedtrope}}sion of DeusExMachina, OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThem now and ContrivedCoincidence are very important to the development Neo Saiba's relationship with his sister Rei, as well as Alias Three and his goal to make a better world.

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* ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' is ''constantly'' foreshadowing future plot developments because the {{aver|tedtrope}}sion of DeusExMachina, OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThem now OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow and ContrivedCoincidence are very important to the development Neo Saiba's relationship with his sister Rei, as well as Alias Three and his goal to make a better world.


** The sequel series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' also got in on this by showing the destroyed Freedom impaled by the Impulse's [[BFS anti-ship swords]].

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** The sequel series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' also got in on this by showing the destroyed Freedom impaled by the Impulse's [[BFS [[{{BFS}} anti-ship swords]].

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** The sequel series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' also got in on this by showing the destroyed Freedom impaled by the Impulse's [[BFS anti-ship swords]].

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* In the Wano arc, it's hinted that one of the Red Scabbards is a traitor working for Kaido. The following hint at the traitor's identity- [[spoiler:namely Kanjuro, who the Straw Hats had met in Dressrosa]].
** The way he's dressed hints that [[spoiler:he's a MasterActor: He dresses like a committed Kabuki with white face paint at all time, showing his devotion to his role]].
** In his first appearance, he's seen [[spoiler:munching on some lettuce in his right hand, but every drawing he does is done with his left, hinting that he's faking his supposedly bad art]].
** [[spoiler:When ascending Zou using Kanjuro's art, he chooses to draw a dragon seemingly just to mess with Kin'emon, who hates dragons thanks to Kaido's actions in their country. Wouldn't you think Kanjuro would hate dragons as well for the same reason if he truly were loyal to Oden]]?
** [[spoiler:After he and the other samurai have arrived 20 years in the future, some badly-drawn birds could be seen in the background, hinting he sent messages to Orochi]].
** When you look at quite a bit of the information that Kaido, Orochi, and their forces received from TheMole in their ranks, [[spoiler:Kanjuro]] is ultimately the only common denominator for all of them:
*** The original meeting place and new one aren't a big hint because tons of people knew about them, but that does include [[spoiler:Kanjuro]].
*** The quartet of Kin'emon, Kanjuro, Raizo, and Momonosuke left Wano planning to all head to Zou, but only Raizo made it there initially. When Jack attacks Zou, he knows that only Raizo is there (something that the Scabbards who stayed behind in Wano wouldn't know), but doesn't know where on the island he is (which all of the Minks do know). The above-mentioned four are the only ones who would know that Raizo was on Zou, but not where he is.
*** On a related note, [[spoiler:Kanjuro was alone in Dressrosa after being separated from his companions]], so he had the opportunity to call Kaido and Orochi and reveal the above information to them.
*** Orochi learns that Hiyori is alive and hiding "somewhere in the north" soon after Zoro and Kawamatsu reveal this to the Straw Hats and the rest of the Scabbards.
*** And perhaps most damningly, Hawkins and Drake raid the bathhouse that Nami, Robin, and Shinobu are visiting, searching for Kozuki sympathizers there. The only other people who knew that the girls were going to the baths were Brook (who, naturally, isn't a suspect) and Kanjuro.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' has Whis explain a state where the body will start reacting to attacks on its own. This form, [[spoiler: the Ultra Instinct form plays a major role in the Tournament of Power arc.]]


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* Episode 117 is titled "Thunder Crashes", and there's a thunderstorm over Tenrou Island and astraphobia (fear of lightning) running rampant among the Fairy Tail mages present. [[spoiler: When our heroes' battle with Master Hades takes a turn for the worst, and Hades is about to finish off Natsu with his Bullet Magic, Laxus makes a [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroes]] moment, surprising both mages by jumping down in-between them, to the unpleasant shock of Hades and joyous relief of Team Natsu.]]

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* Episode 117 is titled "Thunder Crashes", and there's a thunderstorm over Tenrou Sirius Island and astraphobia (fear of lightning) running rampant among the Fairy Tail mages wizards present. [[spoiler: When our heroes' battle with Master Hades takes a turn for the worst, and Hades is about to finish off Natsu with his Bullet Magic, off, Laxus makes a [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroes]] BigDamnHeroes moment, surprising both mages wizards by jumping down in-between them, to the unpleasant shock of Hades and joyous relief of Team Natsu.Natsu's team.]]


** Alternatively, there's another explanation as to why the dragon slayers couldn't pass through the barrier, as well as another revelation that the barrier foreshadows. [[spoiler:They were born more than 400 years ago, and traveled forward in time, which could potentially cause them to be considered ''much'' older than 80.]]
* Wendy is shown in some [[SpoilerOpening Fairy Tail group shots]] well before being invited to join. That's certainly different from ''Manga/OnePiece'''s policy...
* Gemi and Mini show up in a couple chapter covers long before they are ever introduced. Though, since they just look like a couple of odd creatures (never too surprising in Mashima works), it's easy to just pass over them.
* In Chapter 24, Mirajane mentions that there are only five mages (only S-Class members) allowed on the second floor. She only names four. But since the master is the one doing the allowing, who is the fifth one? Well, in chapter 25 we clearly see [[spoiler: her on the second floor without trouble from anyone. She gives Laxus an angry face when he teases Fairy Tail that those who left for an S-Class mission without authorization would likely die. An angry face he claims "he hasn't seen in a long time".]]

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** Alternatively, there's another explanation as to why the dragon slayers couldn't pass through the barrier, as well as another revelation that the barrier foreshadows. [[spoiler:They were born more than 400 years ago, and traveled forward in time, which could potentially cause them to be considered ''much'' older than 80.]]
* Wendy is shown in some [[SpoilerOpening Fairy Tail group shots]] well before being invited to join. That's certainly different from ''Manga/OnePiece'''s policy...
* Gemi and Mini show up in a couple chapter covers long before they are ever introduced. Though, since they just look like a couple of odd creatures (never too surprising in Mashima works), it's easy to just pass over them.
* In Chapter 24, Mirajane mentions that there are only five mages wizards (only S-Class members) allowed on the second floor. She only names four. But since the master is the one doing the allowing, who is the fifth one? Well, in chapter 25 we clearly see [[spoiler: her on the second floor without trouble from anyone. She gives Laxus an angry face when he teases Fairy Tail that those who left for an S-Class mission without authorization would likely die. An angry face he claims "he hasn't seen in a long time".]]



* In the last shot of the anime's second opening, Loke is seen standing behind Lucy and next to her Celestial Spirits... [[SarcasmMode Why would that be?]]
* At one point in the third opening, there's a shot of Natsu with Gajeel and Laxus leering in the background. [[SarcasmMode Whatever could be the reason for that?]]
* Episode 4 ends with scenes not in the manga, including a battle with enemy wizards, one of whom is a fortune teller who predicts that Gray "will have problems with water and women." *cough*Juvia*cough*
* Added scenes in Episode 26 hint toward [[spoiler: Loke being a celestial spirit]].

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* In the last shot of the anime's second opening, Loke is seen standing behind Lucy and next to her Celestial Spirits... [[SarcasmMode Why would that be?]]
* At one point in the third opening, there's a shot of Natsu with Gajeel and Laxus leering in the background. [[SarcasmMode Whatever could be the reason for that?]]
* Episode 4 ends with scenes not in the manga, including a battle with enemy wizards, one of whom is a fortune teller who predicts that Gray "will have problems with water and women." *cough*Juvia*cough*
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* Natsu telling Zalty (Reitei Lyon's [[TheDragon dragon]]) that he smells like a woman. [[spoiler: Zalty is actually Ultear in disguise.]]

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* Natsu telling Zalty (Reitei Lyon's [[TheDragon dragon]]) that he smells like a woman.he's wearing women's perfume. [[spoiler: Zalty is actually Ultear in disguise.]]



* During the Tower of Heaven arc, when we learn about Erza's backstory, you see [[spoiler: the Oración Seis members, who were slaves]].



** Natsu manages to tag along with Lucy to the spirit world, a place where humans can't tread. [[spoiler: Being a demon makes it not much of a problem.]]

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** During the match between Kami (as Shen) and Yamcha, Yamcha asks [[WhatAreYou what is Shen]], to which he jokingly responds "Who knows? Maybe I'm an alien". Similarly, when Shen[=/=]Kami and Piccolo are speaking in a weird language (actually Namekian), Bulma wonders if they're aliens.

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* ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'': In the second season's first episode's flashback, [[BigBad Zares]] captures Mayuca, the Inca who helped the kids out in the first season. Now, if you rewatch S1, you'll note that Gomez and Gaspar ended up blocking all ground routes leading into the City of the High Peak, where Mayuca lives. So it shouldn't come as a surprise when it's revealed that Zares owns a flying machine.

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* ''Anime/ArabianNightsAdventuresOfSinbad'': In the very first episode, Sinbad dreams of a beautiful girl laughing and when he wakes up, he sees Shera laughing. Shera's is later revealed to be a human turned into a bird.


** There were eight beds in the mansion, already foreshadowing [[spoiler: the eighth child]] long before they were even mentioned.

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** There were eight beds in the mansion, already foreshadowing [[spoiler: the eighth child]] child Hikari]] long before they were she was even mentioned.mentioned.
* In Digimon Adventure 02, there's a couple minor hints as to who's really behind everthing. Look closely at the Digimon Emperor's eyemask. [[spoiler:The design on the bridge looks a lot like the wings of a bat, and resembles a more elaborate design on a certain vampire's coffin. Sure enough Myotismon is behind everything.]]


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* ''Foreshadowing/AttackOnTitan''



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Foreshadowing in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
* In episode one of the anime only, Mikasa is seen hauling twice as much wood compared to Eren, hinting at her vastly superior strength.
* A subtle one is during training, Eren injures his head during 3DMG training. [[spoiler:He recovers quickly (in one night!) and can be seen with small amounts of steam leaving his head. It's easily mistaken as a visual indication of his embarrassment and frustration rather than his Titan healing abilities manifesting]].
* [[spoiler:Reiner]] refers to himself and his allies as short-lived mass murderers. Rather than referring to being killed for their actions, he's talking about [[spoiler:Titan shifters only living thirteen years after gaining their power]].
* During the mission to recapture Eren after he's been kidnapped by [[spoiler: Reiner and Bertholdt,]] Armin gets under their skin by claiming to them that [[spoiler: Annie's]] being tortured. Enraged, Bertholdt calls the Survey Corps "Children of The Devil." At first, it just sounds like an insult, and a really lame one at that, but it refers to how [[spoiler: the people of Marley, the Titan Shifters' home country, refer to the people living on Paradis, the setting of most of the story, as being descendants of The Devil.]]
* When the new trainees are being questioned on their goals, Marco earnestly voices his desire to serve under the king. Shadis tells him that's a fine goal, but he doubts the king will like someone like Marco. As we later learn, the Military Police are by and large highly corrupt.
** At the end of the same episode, [[spoiler: Shadis mentally tells Grisha that he should be proud of Eren. Shadis and Grisha's prior relationship becomes important in season 3]].
* A particularly subtle and brilliant example occurs in Chapter 15. The recruits gather around Eren to ask him about the Titans, including the legendary Colossal Titan and the Armored Titan. As he is describing each, the panels focus on [[spoiler:first Bertolt and then Reiner, as he describes their Titan forms]]. This is much more subtle in the anime; the camera [[spoiler:barely catches Bertolt in the bottom of the screen during part of the description of the Colossal Titan, returns to Eren, then shifts to a shot of Reiner from behind during the description of the Armored Titan. After dinner, Bertolt asks Eren and Armin about their motivations to gauge their reactions to the fall of wall Maria]].
** [[spoiler:Bertolt and Reiner also mention their goals of going to the interior and returning home respectively, which foreshadows Bertolt, Reiner, and Annie's goal of finding and retrieving the Coordinate]].
* During the Battle of Trost, there are three instances of subtle foreshadowing regarding [[spoiler:the Titan Shifter nature of Annie, Bertolt, and Reiner]]: the first being the aforementioned persons [[spoiler:being with the rest of the recruits trapped with low gas. While the others are discussing how the situation is hopeless, when Annie asks Reiner what to do he says "Not yet." with his hand near his mouth.]] The second is them [[spoiler:being unusually interested in finding out more about the Rogue Titan and making use of it, instead of wanting to get away from it like everyone else]] and the last moment being the same individuals [[spoiler:immediately rushing toward the site of Eren's partial transformation instead of being stunned by the sudden sound, hinting that they are familiar with the tell-tale signs of Titan-shifting]].
* After the Battle of Trost, when the recruits are retrieving the bodies of the fallen/eaten comrades, [[spoiler:the usually stoic, detached Annie seemingly breaks and starts apologizing to the corpses. This becomes a lot less about survivor's guilt after you realize she's a Titan spy.]].
* Also, in the anime, when the Colossal Titan appears there's a brief flash of lightning before TheReveal. [[spoiler:It hints at its true nature of being a Titan Shifter.]]
* The second end credits of the anime has a particularly subtle one. We see the main characters standing on either side of a wall that separates them into groups of two. [[spoiler:Considering that Reiner, Ymir, Annie and Bertolt are Titan Shifters, this can be seen as an intentional foreshadowing to their alliances. Krista, on the other hand, while not being a Titan Shifter, is also hiding her true identity, just as the other four.]]
** There's more: [[spoiler:watch the fight sequence after Titan Eren breaks the Wall. None of them participates, rather tellingly.]]
* [[spoiler:The murals painted on the Wall that divides the two groups of recruits are ''full'' of visual cues about some of the subtler hints we've gotten on the world and spoilers from the manga, especially a paper-doll-like chain of humanoid figures that represents the Titans that serve as the foundation for the Wall.]]
* During the ceremony where the recruits choose their military branch, several recruits agonize internally about the decision. [[spoiler:We don't get to see the perspective of Annie, Bertolt, Reiner, Ymir, or Krista]] since their thoughts would give too much away.
* A brief chapter shows Ilse Langnar, a member of the Survey Corps [[ApocalypticLog writing her last moments in her diary]] as she finds a Titan who talks to her, calling her [[spoiler:"Ymir-sama"("Lady Ymir" in the localization)]] before realizing [[IdenticalStranger its mistake]] and eating her. Her diary is later found by Levi and Hange. When Hange hears that name 20 chapters later, she is visibly shocked, hinting at [[spoiler:Ymir's]] true nature.
* After the [[spoiler:supposed fall of Wall Rose]], Reiner tries to be even more [[BigBrotherInstinct supportive of Connie and the others]] even putting himself in extra danger, and Bertolt keeps giving him worried looks. [[spoiler:We find out that not only are they the Armored and Colossal Titans but Reiner's [[SanitySlippage sanity has been deteriorating]] and [[BecomingTheMask he has developed split personalities]] to cope]] and that Bertolt is pretty scared and upset by this.
* In Chapter 54, Frieda Reiss reads a picture book to Historia on which she exemplifies the subject (a little girl receiving something from a cloaked figure) as a kind and gentle individual whose actions should be followed; later in Chapter 86, [[spoiler:Grisha Yeager attests that he had read a similar book during his research into the subject of the Eldian Empire. The book is about Ymir Fritz (the Original/Progenitor Titan) receiving the Titan power from the Devil in a similar fashion as Frieda's book, though the book is material from the Kingdom of Marley, who hate Ymir Fritz and her people, the Eldians, explaining the biased connotations they give to this event (as the Marleyans argue that the Eldians conducted ethnic cleansing against them, and consider them descendants of the Devil)]]
** One of the "Information Available For Public Disclosure" tidbits mentions how the territory surrounded by the Walls is rich in fossil fuels and other natural resources, [[spoiler:which is the main reason the Kingdom of Marley is set on wiping out the people inside the Walls and claiming the entire Island of Paradis]].
** [[spoiler:Reiner]] at one point refers to himself and his companions as short-lived mass murderers. While apparently referencing their death in battle, he's referring to [[spoiler:Titan Shifters having shortened lifespans]].
* Throughout Willy's speech about [[spoiler:the true history of Eldia and Paradis Island]], he is profusely sweating. One might think it is simply stage fright. [[spoiler:Then we learn that he knew that agents from Paradis (specifically Eren) would try to assassinate him during the event. He was willingly setting himself up as a martyr to turn Marley against Paradis, so he was sweating because he knew he was about to be killed soon.]]
* An anime only example, we learn [[spoiler:Ymir's backstory]] much earlier in the anime than we do in the manga which foreshadows [[spoiler:the existence of Marley and the conflict far beyond the walls of the setting. In the manga, we see Ymir's backstory after the existence of Marley has been revealed to the lead characters and the reader. In the anime, we see it long before that, during the arc where Reiner and Bertholt reveal their treachery and attempt to kidnap Erin and Ymir.]] In the process, it also ''heavily'' foreshadows [[spoiler:where all the Titans came from.]]
* You'd have to be able to understand Japanese to catch it, but one of the verses of the second season opening is about traitors. [[spoiler:The second half of the season is about Reiner and Bertholt's betrayal.]]
* The end credits of the second season of the anime show backstory events that would only be revealed years later in the manga, such as [[spoiler:the fall of Lago and Ymir's daughters eating her corpse.]]
* There is a lot of clues with regards to [[spoiler:Zeke and Eren's]] ultimate goals that were only revealed by symbolism or clever use of paneling:
** During chapter 100, [[spoiler:Willy' proclamation that "he wished for the extinction of all Eldians" is followed by a panel of Zeke, but his retort that "he does not wish to die... because he was born into this world" is followed by a panel showing Eren]].
** In one page of chapter 113, [[spoiler:Zeke thinks that Eren is the only one who understands his plans. This panel shows Zeke and Eren looking into different directions; the panel directly below it shows the edge of a forest, with barren land directly under Zeke, and a forest full of trees under Eren]].
** A bit more subtle one, in chapter 115: [[spoiler: during a flashback to Eren and Zeke's conversation in Liberio, Zeke's panels are leaning to the left. When Eren is saying how Grisha killing the Reiss family was necessary to ensure Paradis' survival, his panels also lean to the left. When Eren then claims Grisha to be wrong and agrees with Zeke's sterilization plan, his panels immediately start leaning to the right, implying that he is lying at the moment]].
* Xaver was first shown [[spoiler:in the Eldian ghetto during Grisha's childhood]], and then [[spoiler:hugging young Zeke when he sold out his parents to Marley]]. While he was implied to be important figure to [[spoiler:Zeke]] by the fact that the latter wears his glasses, his full involvement was only revealed in chapter 114.
* When Eren [[spoiler:kissed Historia's hand and had a flashback to his father killing the Reiss family]], he froze in place and made a rather... bizarre face. Which was rather strange, considering he had already seen the scene once before [[spoiler:when Historia touched him under the Reiss chapel]]. During his dialogue with [[spoiler:Zeke in Liberio, as he is recounting his 'disappointment' with Grisha due to the latter's murder of the Reiss children]], he also refers to this particular insident, and not the one before. This was explained thirty chapters later, when we realized that [[spoiler:Grisha has actually hesitated before killing the royal family and was persuaded into it by future!Eren via the use of Paths, and that past!Eren saw that moment, as well the future memories of the Rumbling that his father received via Attack titan powers]].
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* The end credits of the second season of the anime show backstory events that would only be revealed years later in the manga, such as [[spoiler:the fall of Lago and Ymir's daughters eating her corpse.]]
* There is a lot of clues with regards to [[spoiler:Zeke and Eren's]] ultimate goals that were only revealed by symbolism or clever use of paneling:
** During chapter 100, [[spoiler:Willy' proclamation that "he wished for the extinction of all Eldians" is followed by a panel of Zeke, but his retort that "he does not wish to die... because he was born into this world" is followed by a panel showing Eren]].
** In one page of chapter 113, [[spoiler:Zeke thinks that Eren is the only one who understands his plans. This panel shows Zeke and Eren looking into different directions; the panel directly below it shows the edge of a forest, with barren land directly under Zeke, and a forest full of trees under Eren]].
** A bit more subtle one, in chapter 115: [[spoiler: during a flashback to Eren and Zeke's conversation in Liberio, Zeke's panels are leaning to the left. When Eren is saying how Grisha killing the Reiss family was necessary to ensure Paradis' survival, his panels also lean to the left. When Eren then claims Grisha to be wrong and agrees with Zeke's sterilization plan, his panels immediately start leaning to the right, implying that he is lying at the moment]].
* Xaver was first shown [[spoiler:in the Eldian ghetto during Grisha's childhood]], and then [[spoiler:hugging young Zeke when he sold out his parents to Marley]]. While he was implied to be important figure to [[spoiler:Zeke]] by the fact that the latter wears his glasses, his full involvement was only revealed in chapter 114.
* When Eren [[spoiler:kissed Historia's hand and had a flashback to his father killing the Reiss family]], he froze in place and made a rather... bizarre face. Which was rather strange, considering he had already seen the scene once before [[spoiler:when Historia touched him under the Reiss chapel]]. During his dialogue with [[spoiler:Zeke in Liberio, as he is recounting his 'disappointment' with Grisha due to the latter's murder of the Reiss children]], he also refers to this particular insident, and not the one before. This was explained thirty chapters later, when we realized that [[spoiler:Grisha has actually hesitated before killing the royal family and was persuaded into it by future!Eren via the use of Paths, and that past!Eren saw that moment, as well the future memories of the Rumbling that his father received via Attack titan powers]].


** At the end of chapter 12, Hayasaka asks Kaguya if she would bother with the whole DuelOfSeduction if she were to truly find herself in love with someone, to which Kaguya stammers that she would confess instead. [[spoiler:She swaps over to trying to confess within a day of admitting out loud that she loves Shirogane (and is ultimately the first to say "I love you").]]

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** * At the end of chapter 12, Hayasaka asks Kaguya if she would bother with the whole DuelOfSeduction if she were to truly find herself in love with someone, to which Kaguya stammers that she would confess instead. [[spoiler:She swaps over to trying to confess within a day of admitting out loud that she loves Shirogane (and is ultimately the first to say "I love you").]]

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