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* At the end of the ''Judge Anderson'' storyline "Postcards from the Edge", Anderson has a vision of the eagle of ComicBook/{{ju|dge Dredd}}stice being attacked by the pterodactl of death, and being saved by a Franchise/{{bat|man}}. This foretold the {{crossover}} story ''Comicbook/{{Die Laughing}}'', which ultimately came out three years later, and involved Batman helping save Mega-City One from the Dark Judges.

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* At the end of the ''Judge Anderson'' storyline "Postcards from the Edge", Anderson has a vision of the eagle of ComicBook/{{ju|dge Dredd}}stice being attacked by the pterodactl of death, and being saved by a Franchise/{{bat|man}}. This foretold the {{crossover}} story ''Comicbook/{{Die Laughing}}'', ''ComicBook/DieLaughing'', which ultimately came out three years later, and involved Batman helping save Mega-City One from the Dark Judges.



* [[Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall The Writing On The Wall]] features the eponymous writing in dozens of unknown languages inside an AncientTomb, which AdventurerArchaeologist [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Daring Do]] [[WrongGenreSavvy dismisses]] as a curse on anyone who would disturb the sanctity of the tomb, meant to scare away superstitious tomb robbers.

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* [[Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall The Writing On The Wall]] [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the History of Remnant class, [[OriginalCharacter OC]] Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."'' It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.
* ''Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall''
features the eponymous writing in dozens of unknown languages inside an AncientTomb, which AdventurerArchaeologist [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Daring Do]] [[WrongGenreSavvy dismisses]] as a curse on anyone who would disturb the sanctity of the tomb, meant to scare away superstitious tomb robbers.



** Daring Do is absolutely correct - there is no curse on the place. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for her, when the writing is eventually deciphered, it turns out to be a warning about the [[FridgeHorror true nature]] of the building. It's a ''nuclear waste storage facility''.]]

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** Daring Do is absolutely correct - there is no curse on the place. [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for her, when the writing is eventually deciphered, it turns out to be a warning about the [[FridgeHorror true nature]] of the building. It's a ''nuclear waste storage facility''.]]



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the History of Remnant class, [[OriginalCharacter OC]] Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."'' It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.



* ''I Heard The Owl Call My Name'', in which the protagonist is subjected to the named portent of death (and in this case survives, as it's autobiography.)



* ''I Heard The Owl Call My Name'', in which the protagonist is subjected to the named portent of death (and in this case survives, as it's autobiography.)



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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', we find that certain ghosts can be death omens and groups of Reapers appear before disasters. In addition, demonic signs (crop failures, storms, and cattle mutilations) are often apparent before the forces of Hell act and there are many signs associated with the Apocalypse including the rising of the 4 Horsemen.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', we find that certain ghosts can be death omens and groups of Reapers appear before disasters. In addition, demonic signs (crop failures, storms, and cattle mutilations) are often apparent before the forces of Hell act and there are many signs associated with the Apocalypse including the rising of the 4 Horsemen.
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', we find that certain ghosts can be death omens and groups of Reapers appear before disasters. In addition, demonic signs (crop failures, storms, and cattle mutilations) are often apparent before the forces of Hell act and there are many signs associated with the Apocalypse including the rising of the 4 Horsemen.



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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Mirielle's superpower allows her to visualise people's relationships as strings. This also includes their relationship with the thing that will kill them, represented by a black string. When two students start dying in the school, Mirielle is able to tell by the way that it affects their strings.
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* Spoofed in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', as you'd expect.
-->'''Prince George:''' Ah Blackadder. It has been a wild afternoon full of strange omens. I dreamt that a large eagle circled the room three times and then got into bed with me and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking took all the blankets]]. And then I saw that it wasn't an eagle at all but a large black snake. And also Duncan's horses did turn up and eat each other. As usual.


* In the first few chapters of ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', the end of the Han dynasty is seen in some very bad portents (a horrible plague among one of those things), kicking of the chain of events that leads to decades of war.

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* In the first few chapters of ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', the end of the Han dynasty is seen in some very bad portents (a horrible plague among one of those things), kicking of the chain of events that leads to decades of war.


* OurBansheesAreLouder: The scream of a banshee is a portent of death.

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* OurBansheesAreLouder: The scream anguished wail of a banshee is a portent of death.


** Daring Do is absolutely correct - there is no curse on the place. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for her, when the writing is eventually deciphered, it turns out to be a warning about the [[FridgeHorror true nature]] of the building.]]

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** Daring Do is absolutely correct - there is no curse on the place. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for her, when the writing is eventually deciphered, it turns out to be a warning about the [[FridgeHorror true nature]] of the building. It's a ''nuclear waste storage facility''.]]



[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the History of Remnant class, {{Original Character OC}} Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."''
* It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.

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\n* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the History of Remnant class, {{Original Character OC}} [[OriginalCharacter OC]] Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."''
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"'' It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.


[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the History of Remnant class, [[Original Character OC]] Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."''
* It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.

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[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the History of Remnant class, [[Original {{Original Character OC]] OC}} Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."''
* It's *It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.


[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the Hostory of Remnant class, [[Original Character OC]] Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."''
-->It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.

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[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the Hostory History of Remnant class, [[Original Character OC]] Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."''
-->It's *It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.

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[[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Saulderon's ''So We're A Couple''. During the Hostory of Remnant class, [[Original Character OC]] Ty is giving an oratory report on his family's history and Professor Oobleck asks if the Faunus revolutionaries ever attacked Ty's homeland during the Revolution. [[BlatantLies Ty answers no, it was very likely the war ended before the Faunus could orchestrate an invasion.]] In truth, Ty did find a single entry of a war that is, according to canon, supposedly the most brutal in over eighty years: ''"The Faunus set foot on the Coast in search of retribution for the sins of Humanity's past; they were met by the fangs of theirs."''
-->It's an incredibly brief message in a book that's filled with ''thousands of years'' worth of recorded family history, but [[NothingIsScarier it shook Ty up]] to the point where he went around Beacon avoiding the shadows for a week.

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* By ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'', Richard the Rooster has gone from being another hallucination to this, and perhaps the GrimReaper, too. If he appears to a character who didn't appear in the previous game, it's as good as a spoiler: they're not going to survive.
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* TarotTroubles: The Tower, Hanged Man, and Death cards are used for this purpose in fiction. In reality, it's the Ten of Swords that is a portent of death.

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* TarotTroubles: The Tower, Hanged Man, and Death cards are used for this purpose in fiction. In reality, it's physical death is not indicated by any individual card but rather an interaction between the Ten combination of Swords that is a portent of death.cards pulled and the question asked.


* According to the commentary on the ''Art/CartaMarina'', the appearance of the Great Norwegian Serpent ("200 feet long and over 20 feet thick") is a bad omen that betokens a change of rule in Norway, or else an imminent war.

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* ''Art/CartaMarina'':
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According to the commentary on the ''Art/CartaMarina'', commentary, the appearance of the Great Norwegian Serpent ("200 feet long and over 20 feet thick") is a bad omen that betokens a sudden change of rule in Norway, or else an imminent war.war.
** Mermen coming near ships is a sign of imminent danger, and may presage the sinking of the ship.


* DeadMansHand: A poker hand with two Aces and two Eights means death.

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* DeadMansHand: A poker hand with two black Aces and two black Eights means death.


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* At the end of the ''Judge Anderson'' storyline "Postcards from the Edge", Anderson has a vision of the eagle of ComicBook/{{ju|dge Dredd}}stice being attacked by the pterodactl of death, and being saved by a Franchise/{{bat|man}}. This foretold the {{crossover}} story ''Comicbook/{{Die Laughing}}'', which ultimately came out three years later, and involved Batman helping save Mega-City One from the Dark Judges.


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* At the end of the ''Judge Anderson'' storyline "Postcards from the Edge", Anderson has a vision of the eagle of ComicBook/{{ju|dge Dredd}}stice being attacked by the pterodactl of death, and being saved by a Franchise/{{bat|man}}. This foretold the {{crossover}} story ''Comicbook/{{Die Laughing}}'', which ultimately came out three years later, and involved Batman helping save Mega-City One from the Dark Judges.
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* According to the commentary on the ''Art/CartaMarina'', the appearance of the Great Norwegian Serpent ("200 feet long and over 20 feet thick") is a bad omen that betokens a change of rule in Norway, or else an imminent war.
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