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* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: The appropriately-titled story "Your Choice".


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* {{Gamebook}}: The appropriately titled story "Your Choice".


* AltumVidetur:
** The illustration for "Cecile" has a banner with the words ''Is est vestri nex'' ("This is your death").
** See also the subtrope PretentiousLatinMotto, below.


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* GratuitousLatin:
** The illustration for "Cecile" has a banner with the words ''Is est vestri nex'' ("This is your death").
** See also the subtrope PretentiousLatinMotto, below.

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** In another possible reference to "Almond", the small town in "Natural Causes" is named Almond Hill.


* TheTimeTravelersDilemma: The protagonist of [[spoiler:"Not Applicable"]] has an option to go back in time sixty years to stop the rise of an evil dictator. ([[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct No, not Hitler.]]) The catch is that nearly everyone he's ever known would be RetGone. And his friends ''know'' they would be part of that group. [[spoiler:They're the ones who help convince him to go through with it anyway.]]

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* TheTimeTravelersDilemma: TheTimeTravellersDilemma: The protagonist of [[spoiler:"Not Applicable"]] has an option to go back in time sixty years to stop the rise of an evil dictator. ([[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct No, not Hitler.]]) The catch is that nearly everyone he's ever known would be RetGone. And his friends ''know'' they would be part of that group. [[spoiler:They're the ones who help convince him to go through with it anyway.]]


* SchmuckBait: The lever in the comic "Unwise Decision".

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* SchmuckBait: The "NO SPIKES"/"SPIKES" lever in the comic "Unwise Decision".


* AllLowercaseLetters: Used in "Natural Causes" for the Machine's predictions, in contrast to the usual CapsLock. This may be {{Foreshadowing}}, since [[spoiler:the Machine in question is a fake]].

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* AllLowercaseLetters: Used in "Natural Causes" for the Machine's predictions, in contrast to the usual CapsLock. And italicized for good measure. This may be {{Foreshadowing}}, since [[spoiler:the Machine in question is a fake]].


* CapsLock: Nearly every story writes the Machine's predictions in all-caps.

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* CapsLock: Nearly every story writes the Machine's predictions in all-caps.all-caps, presumably to make them feel emphatic and mechanical.

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* CapsLock: Nearly every story writes the Machine's predictions in all-caps.


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* AllLowercaseLetters: Used in "Natural Causes" for the Machine's predictions, in contrast to the usual CapsLock. This may be {{Foreshadowing}}, since [[spoiler:the Machine in question is a fake]].

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* TheTimeTravelersDilemma: The protagonist of [[spoiler:"Not Applicable"]] has an option to go back in time sixty years to stop the rise of an evil dictator. ([[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct No, not Hitler.]]) The catch is that nearly everyone he's ever known would be RetGone. And his friends ''know'' they would be part of that group. [[spoiler:They're the ones who help convince him to go through with it anyway.]]


* ZombieApocalypse: In "Peacefully".

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* ZombieApocalypse: In "Peacefully".A pretty standard one in "Peacefully". The zombies apparently get their own death predictions, separate from who they were in life.

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* OpenSecret: In "La Mort d'un Roturier", everybody knows which of the guests at the masquerade is [[spoiler:King Louis XVI]], but good manners require them to pretend they don't recognize him.

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* UndignifiedDeath: Several examples. Though in some cases the "undignified" part is suggested rather than confirmed, since the predicted death has not yet come to pass and the Machine doesn't give that much detail.
** Patrice in "Flaming Marshmallow" thinks that the titular death is going to be one of these.
** The protagonist of "Vegetables" fantasizes about his boorish co-worker electrocuting himself by drooling into a power outlet.
** A mathematician mentioned in "Cassandra" received an "unlikely and unpleasant" death prediction involving "sex and horses". And yes, it happened as predicted. (Doubles as a NoodleIncident.)
** From "Natural Causes", the death prediction [[spoiler:"on the john"]].
** "Machine of Death" shows us a few, including "a boy accidentally shorting out an electric fence while trying to spray-paint his name on a cow", and a woman who crashes her car because she's eating a burger while driving.
** "Monsters from the Deep" mentions that very few people would publicly admit to getting a death prediction like "IMPALED BY BRATWURST".

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* AltumVidetur:
** The illustration for "Cecile" has a banner with the words ''Is est vestri nex'' ("This is your death").
** See also the subtrope PretentiousLatinMotto, below.


* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: There are a few stories where death predictions foretell civilization-ending or species-ending levels of destruction, including [[spoiler:"Cassandra"]] and [[spoiler:"Conflagration"]].

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: There are a few stories where death predictions foretell civilization-ending or species-ending levels of destruction, including [[spoiler:"Cassandra"]] [[spoiler:"Cassandra"]], [[spoiler:"Conflagration"]], and [[spoiler:"Conflagration"]].[[spoiler:"Monsters from the Deep"]].


* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: This turns out to be the premise of [[spoiler:"Not Applicable". Everyone who gets the titular prediction is fated to still be alive at the moment the timeline is re-written; afterwards [[RetGone they will never have existed in the first place]].]]

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: This turns out to be the premise of [[spoiler:"Not Applicable". Applicable"]]. Everyone who gets [[spoiler:gets the titular prediction prediction]] is fated to still [[RetGone never be alive at born in the moment first place]] after the timeline is re-written; afterwards [[RetGone they will never have existed in the first place]].]]re-written.

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