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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Sarah's last name was revealed in this manner; the principle used it to refer to her while rebuking her for breaking the dress code. The name? [[spoiler:[[AntiClimax Brown]]]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Sarah's last name ([[spoiler:Brown]]) was revealed in this manner; the principle principal used it to refer to her while rebuking her for breaking the dress code. The name? [[spoiler:[[AntiClimax Brown]]]].code.


* The protagonist of ''Film/KillBill'' is usually known only as [[NoNameGiven the Bride]], but there are hints and one specific scene that reveal it to be [[spoiler:Beatrix Kiddo]].

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* The protagonist of ''Film/KillBill'' is usually known only as [[NoNameGiven the Bride]], but there are hints and one specific scene that reveal it her name to be [[spoiler:Beatrix Kiddo]].

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*After the four first return [[spoiler: to the real C'hou]] in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', Paul talks about things that happened to him underwater. It's only some time later that John realizes this means that Paul was underwater and didn't drown. (The four were very distracted when Paul first said it.) Paul confirms that he learned he didn't actually need to breathe a few days earlier, when he froze so thoroughly after [[DeadlyUpgrade going to high strength]] and nearly killing someone that he stopped breathing.


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* In the anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Chidori mentions that she's an orphan when bitch-slapping a captured enemy. "Oh, you've got no parents? Well, same for me and Sargent Sagura over here." Up until that point, it's not explicitly stated that her parents are dead, and the statement goes a long way toward explaining her character (and current living conditions).



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has what appears to be a joke from one of the characters (later revealed as the arc's BigBad) when she [[spoiler:claims to be from Mars]]. Yeah, turns out that it wasn't a joke.



* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has what appears to be a joke from one of the characters (later revealed as the arc's BigBad) when she [[spoiler:claims to be from Mars]]. Yeah, turns out that it wasn't a joke.
* In the anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Chidori mentions that she's an orphan when bitch-slapping a captured enemy. "Oh, you've got no parents? Well, same for me and Sargent Sagura over here." Up until that point, it's not explicitly stated that her parents are dead, and the statement goes a long way toward explaining her character (and current living conditions).



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* The protagonist of ''Film/KillBill'' is usually known only as [[NoNameGiven the Bride]], but there are hints and one specific scene that reveal it to be [[spoiler:Beatrix Kiddo]].



* In the film of ''NoCountryForOldMen'' the date is only revealed from the fact that a 1958 coin "has traveled 22 years to get here".

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* In the film of ''NoCountryForOldMen'' ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' the date is only revealed from the fact that a 1958 coin "has traveled 22 years to get here".



* The protagonist of ''Film/KillBill'' is usually known only as [[NoNameGiven the Bride]], but there are hints and one specific scene that reveal it to be [[spoiler:Beatrix Kiddo]].



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* TheReveal that BrotherSisterIncest is going on in ''NoMoreHeroes'' is so obscured that it's only possible to comprehend if you record the video output from the Wii and slow it down in video editing software.

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* TheReveal that BrotherSisterIncest is going on in ''NoMoreHeroes'' is so obscured that it's only possible to comprehend if you record the video output from the Wii and slow it down in video editing software.
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* TheReveal that BrotherSisterIncest is going on in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is so obscured that it's only possible to comprehend if you record the video output from the Wii and slow it down in video editing software.




* In the [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail162.html the chair]], Strong Bad taunts the audience by randomly pulling out a supposed picture of his parents, which is almost completely obscured by the screen-filling back of his new chair. However, decompiling the Flash reveals nothing on the photo but the message "nice try [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda dodongo!]]"




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* In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail162.html the chair]], Strong Bad taunts the audience by randomly pulling out a supposed picture of his parents, which is almost completely obscured by the screen-filling back of his new chair. However, decompiling the Flash reveals nothing on the photo but the message "nice try [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda dodongo!]]"



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* This was standard practice in the early run of the WebComic ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. At the end of each chapter was a bonus page, giving details of the school and surrounding areas.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Sarah's last name was revealed in this manner; the principle used it to refer to her while rebuking her for breaking the dress code. The name? [[spoiler:[[AntiClimax Brown]].]]

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* This was standard practice in the early run of the WebComic ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. At the end of each chapter was a bonus page, giving details of the school and surrounding areas.
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Sarah's last name was revealed in this manner; the principle used it to refer to her while rebuking her for breaking the dress code. The name? [[spoiler:[[AntiClimax Brown]].]]
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* This was standard practice in the early run of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. At the end of each chapter was a bonus page, giving details of the school and surrounding areas.



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* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': The animators almost seem to [[DerangedAnimation deliberately distract you]] when Fred accidentally drops all of the instruments in the Sea of Monsters, and the Beatles don't even mention it until they reach Pepperland. The only hint before that is when the Beatles play [[AirGuitar air instruments]] during the ''Nowhere Man'' sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' makes no mention of [[DisappearedDad what happened to Hogarth's dad]], but during Hogarth's standoff with Kent, a picture of a fighter pilot is seen on his nightstand, and the audience is left to fill in the blanks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': The animators almost seem to [[DerangedAnimation deliberately distract you]] when Fred accidentally drops all of the instruments in the Sea of Monsters, and the Beatles don't even mention it until they reach Pepperland. The only hint before that is when the Beatles play [[AirGuitar air instruments]] during the ''Nowhere Man'' sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' makes no mention of [[DisappearedDad what happened to Hogarth's dad]], but during Hogarth's standoff with Kent, a picture of a fighter pilot is seen on his nightstand, and the audience is left to fill in the blanks.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' makes no mention of [[DisappearedDad what happened to Hogarth's dad]], but during Hogarth's standoff with Kent, a picture of a fighter pilot is seen on his nightstand, and the audience is left to fill in the blanks.
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': The animators almost seem to [[DerangedAnimation deliberately distract you]] when Fred accidentally drops all of the instruments in the Sea of Monsters, and the Beatles don't even mention it until they reach Pepperland. The only hint before that is when the Beatles play [[AirGuitar air instruments]] during the ''Nowhere Man'' sequence.


* In the [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail162.html the chair]], Strong Bad taunts the audience by randomly pulling out a supposed picture of his parents, which is almost completely obscured by the screen-filling back of his new chair. However, decompiling the Flash reveals nothing on the photo but the message "nice try [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda dodongo!]]"

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* In the [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail162.html the chair]], Strong Bad taunts the audience by randomly pulling out a supposed picture of his parents, which is almost completely obscured by the screen-filling back of his new chair. However, decompiling the Flash reveals nothing on the photo but the message "nice try [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda dodongo!]]"


Sometimes the most interesting revelations aren't delivered with [[LukeIAmYourFather a dramatic speech]], [[OhCrap a round of shocked expressions]] and [[CliffHanger a title card reading "to be continued"]]. Sometimes they're just handed out casually, tossed in the audience's face without fanfare [[ViewersAreMorons or even a helpful sign saying "this is important"]]. In many cases, it's not until FridgeLogic kicks in that the audience has a chance to react.

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Sometimes the most interesting revelations aren't delivered with [[LukeIAmYourFather a dramatic speech]], [[OhCrap a round of shocked expressions]] and [[CliffHanger a title card reading "to be continued"]]. Sometimes they're just handed out casually, tossed in the audience's face without fanfare [[ViewersAreMorons or even a helpful sign saying "this is important"]].important". In many cases, it's not until FridgeLogic kicks in that the audience has a chance to react.



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* Happens many, many times in ''Literature/WorldWarZ''



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* In WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} during generally hilarious scene when Nora consideres the consequences of JNPR losing first battle in the tournament there is hidden gut punch when she mentions that [[spoiler: she and Ren are orphans]]


* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' provide {{Info Drop}}s for fans trying to figure out when exactly the Universal Century takes place. The former has a newspaper that reads "Monday, 14 January 0080", while the latter has Axis proclaim itself Neo Zeon on February 29th 0088, which means 0080 is a leap year in which January 14th falls on a Monday. [[MobileSuitGundam The original series]] and ''ZetaGundam'' both suggested that the calendar changeover happened in 2000, but these pieces of information were quietly {{retcon}}ned out in the CompilationMovie versions.

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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' provide {{Info Drop}}s for fans trying to figure out when exactly the Universal Century takes place. The former has a newspaper that reads "Monday, 14 January 0080", while the latter has Axis proclaim itself Neo Zeon on February 29th 0088, which means 0080 is a leap year in which January 14th falls on a Monday. [[MobileSuitGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam The original series]] and ''ZetaGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' both suggested that the calendar changeover happened in 2000, but these pieces of information were quietly {{retcon}}ned out in the CompilationMovie versions.


* The protagonist of ''KillBill'' is usually known only as [[NoNameGiven the Bride]], but there are hints and one specific scene that reveal it to be [[spoiler:Beatrix Kiddo]].

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* The protagonist of ''KillBill'' ''Film/KillBill'' is usually known only as [[NoNameGiven the Bride]], but there are hints and one specific scene that reveal it to be [[spoiler:Beatrix Kiddo]].



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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' and sequels: Lightning says that she changed her name to Lightning in one scene in FFXIII, and her original name is only given twice in three games: once in FFXIII, and once more in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII''. [[spoiler: It's Claire in English, and Éclaire in Japanese.]]


* A more recent example would be in the movie of ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''. There is much fun had with the conversion between fox years and human years (a 6:1 ratio), though a specific year for the movie's events is never given: it can, however, be extrapolated from Ash's age, Mr. Fox's age and the years we see on a trophy (1973, in case you were wondering).

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* A more recent example would be in In the movie of ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''. There ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'', there is much fun had with the conversion between fox years and human years (a 6:1 ratio), though a specific year for the movie's events is never given: it can, however, be extrapolated from Ash's age, Mr. Fox's age and the years we see on a trophy (1973, in case you were wondering).


* A more recent example would be in the movie of ''FantasticMrFox''. There is much fun had with the conversion between fox years and human years (a 6:1 ratio), though a specific year for the movie's events is never given: it can, however, be extrapolated from Ash's age, Mr. Fox's age and the years we see on a trophy (1973, in case you were wondering).

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* A more recent example would be in the movie of ''FantasticMrFox''.''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''. There is much fun had with the conversion between fox years and human years (a 6:1 ratio), though a specific year for the movie's events is never given: it can, however, be extrapolated from Ash's age, Mr. Fox's age and the years we see on a trophy (1973, in case you were wondering).


Sometimes the most interesting revelations aren't delivered with [[LukeIAmYourFather a dramatic speech]], [[OhCrap a round of shocked expressions]] and [[CliffHanger a title card reading "to be continued"]]. Sometimes they're just handed out casually, tossed in the audience's face without fanfare [[ViewersAreMorons or even a helpful sign saying "this is important"]]. In many cases, it's not until FridgeLogic kicks in that the audience has a chance to react.

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Sometimes the most interesting revelations aren't delivered with [[LukeIAmYourFather a dramatic speech]], [[OhCrap a round of shocked expressions]] and [[CliffHanger a title card reading "to be continued"]]. Sometimes they're just handed out casually, tossed in the audience's face without fanfare [[ViewersAreMorons or even a helpful sign saying "this is important"]]. In many cases, it's not until FridgeLogic kicks in that the audience has a chance to react.



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* One of the most famous {{info drop}}s in recent years would be the dates on James and Lily Potter's grave in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. With this information in hand, it's easy to figure out when the books take place (although it also makes the fourth book's claim of Dudley having a PlayStation highly dubious).
** The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' dates have been known since at least ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', which celebrates the 500th deathday of N.H. Nick, who died in 1492. Also Rowling already admitted that the Playstation thing was written without verifying when was it launched or anything, not that it matters on the long run.

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