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* ''VideoGame/CrushCrush'':
** Once your Tenderness stat reaches level 12, the next girl that becomes available is [[MeaningfulName Generica]]. Her opening cutscene starts relatively normal in contrast to the other girls from the game. That is, until [[VideoGame/YandereSimulator Ayano Aishi]] comes in and takes her place by killing her off.
** Just like the Grandmapocalypse, once the player unlocks the Wizard job, the game starts to take a turn for the worse. Once [[spoiler:The Dark One]] is unlocked, the comedy disappears entirely and no matter what you do, [[spoiler:the game will end with either you or Q-Pernikiss dying to save everyone.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BoxxyQuestTheGatheringStorm'':
** All of Chapter 7, in which the party travels back in time for some ancient code, but end up uncovering some shocking revelations about themselves and their world. Not only do we finally learn the reason for [[spoiler:Boxxyfan’s madness]], but we see that it was Catie’s fault, and we get the first real hints about [[spoiler:her [[AmnesiacGod divine origin]] ]]. Finally, we learn that [[spoiler:all of the Anons are fragments of a shattered [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Apocalypse Beast]] called Legion, who is still aware of himself and determined to recombine.]] Yikes.
** The Sky Abyss ending. Just… just all of it. [[spoiler:We finally learn the truth about Catie: that she and the goddesses are all pieces of Virtua - a deity that existed in cyberspace long before humans arrived, and Legion’s counterpart. Boxxyfan attacks with STORM in tow, taking out most of the party. Some Anons below get caught in the crossfire, which ends up awakening [[GreaterScopeVillain Legion himself]], who hijacks STORM and ends up ''[[FusionDance fusing with it]]'', birthing an EldritchAbomination called the Legion Singularity. When all seems lost, Arianna shows back up, revived from her DisneyDeath, and performs a HeelFaceTurn. Finally, as if that somehow wasn’t enough, it’s revealed that ''Legion and Virtua are light and dark halves of the same being'', and that Catie’s power is all Legion needs to escape the Internet and invade reality. Only Catie, Arianna, and Boxxyfan, three mortal enemies turned sudden allies, stand in his way.]] Say it with me, ''[[HolyShitQuotient Holy Shit]]''.

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*** EVERY LAST BIT of Shadowbringers/5.0 winds up being this to the entire story to this point! [[spoiler:The ''Ascians'' were the original form of humanity from the unfragmented world, and THEY created the first and most powerful of all primals...'''ZODIARK AND HYDAELYN.''' Created to save the world from an apocalyptic calamity by rewriting the laws of the universe, humanity sacrificed half of itself to create Zodiark (whom promptly branded the sitting thirteen leaders of Ascian civilization, who we know as the Overlords), then half of what remained to have the God of Darkness restore all the damage done. However, another half of the remnants (essentially one eighth of what the original population had been) felt that too much was being given to the dark god and created Hydaelyn, His counterpart of Light. Their battle ended with Hydaelyn's victory, as she struck a final blow so incredible it blasted thirteen dimensional shards from the universe to create lesser parallel dimensions, all in 'orbit' around the now-incomplete Source. Solus zos Galvus is revealed to be one of the three 'whole' Overlords who escaped the fragmentation and is known as Emet-Selch, who not only created Garlemald but ancient Allag as well. G'raha Tia is also here as the Crystal Exarch, but from a BadFuture wherein the collapse and Rejoining of the First results in the Eighth Umbral Calamity, a global release of Black Rose across the entire Source that kills nearly everyone, including you and every Scion. The Ironworks of this future toil to augment the Syrcus Tower to be able to travel through space and time, and the Exarch goes back in time to the First to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, defeating Sin Eaters across the planet to drive back a malaise of light that was PLANNED by the Ascians all along to cause another Rejoining. Over the course of the adventure, you discover that you are a fragmented Ascian yourself, the Warrior of Darkness Ardbert is likewise, both being splintered from Emet-Selch's best friend in the Ascian capital of Amaurot. This all ends with you FINALLY fighting the founder of Garlemald and Allag to the death deep within the illusory recreation of the city, in order to save the kidnapped Exarch and prevent knowledge of the augmented Tower - that not even the Tower's creator understands completely - from being used to cause more Rejoinings. It also bears mentioning that Emet-Selch, true name '''HADES''', is by and far the strongest Ascian ever fought, revealing that the Overlords were taken a lil too for granted against the WoL.]]


** Issue #11 brings the Tokyo arc to an end with a massive shocker: players launch a full-scale attack on [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Orochi Tower]] and finally confront Lilith, who explains her backstory and her mission to [[HijackingCthulhu seize control of the Dreamers]]; then, just when it looks as though she might be willing to team up and cleanse the Filth from Tokyo, John turns traitor and summons the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Nephilim]], who swoop in and carry Lilith away. On the plus side, the Nephilim imbue you with new powers; on the downside, John is freed from his EpiphanicPrison and can now plague the world at will, the only person who might have a plan to stop the Filth is gone, and Lilith's husband [[FallenAngel Samael]] is so enraged at the role you played in his wife's capture that he has you framed as one of the Tokyo Bombers. Back at home, Dragon players discover that the Child has matured into a teenager, Bong Cha has been mindwiped and dismissed, and [[EssentialMadness Daimon Kiyota]] has taken her place, signifying a massive change in approach for the Dragon. Meanwhile, Templar and Illuminati players return home to a very frosty reception: the Templar Old Guard have unleashed [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Pit and Pendulum]] to punish Sonnac for not anticipating the Dragon's movements, while also warning the player that the Old Guard do ''not'' like the player's sudden rise through the ranks; similarly, Illuminati [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Talking Heads]] are very disappointed in Geary and the Illuminati players, and given that their failure in Egypt is still being held against them, its clear that they're now on dangerously thin ice.

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** Issue #11 brings the Tokyo arc to an end with a massive shocker: players launch a full-scale attack on [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Orochi Tower]] and finally confront Lilith, who explains her backstory and her mission to [[HijackingCthulhu seize control of the Dreamers]]; then, just when it looks as though she might be willing to team up with you and cleanse the Filth from Tokyo, John turns traitor and summons the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Nephilim]], who swoop in and carry Lilith away. On the plus side, the Nephilim imbue you with new powers; on the downside, John is freed from his EpiphanicPrison and can now plague the world at will, the only person who might have a plan to stop the Filth is gone, and Lilith's husband [[FallenAngel Samael]] is so enraged at the role you played in his wife's capture that he has you framed as one of the Tokyo Bombers. Back at home, Dragon players discover that the Child has matured into a teenager, Bong Cha has been mindwiped and dismissed, and [[EssentialMadness Daimon Kiyota]] has taken her place, signifying a massive change in approach for the Dragon. Meanwhile, Templar and Illuminati players return home to a very frosty reception: the Templar Old Guard have unleashed [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Pit and Pendulum]] to punish Sonnac for not anticipating the Dragon's movements, while also warning the player that the Old Guard do ''not'' like the player's sudden rise through the ranks; similarly, Illuminati [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Talking Heads]] are very disappointed in Geary and the Illuminati players, and given that their failure in Egypt is still being held against them, its clear that they're now on dangerously thin ice.



** "The Seven Silences." Somehow, a Bee-imbued agent manages the impossible task of committing suicide, prompting the players to investigate further; it turns out that the agent in question is none other than Lorraine from ''The Park,'' having been press-ganged and forcibly implanted with a Bee by the Council of Venice. More disturbingly, a confrontation with Lorrane's spirit reveals that Gaia is ''taking'' something from the players in exchange for the powers she grants them. And in the end, players are forced to reassemble Lorraine's Bee and [[UnwantedRevival return her to life]], forcing her back into her miserable existence all over again.

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** "The Seven Silences." Somehow, a Bee-imbued agent manages the impossible task of committing suicide, prompting the players to investigate further; it turns out that the agent in question is none other than Lorraine from ''The Park,'' ''VideoGame/ThePark,'' having been press-ganged and forcibly implanted with a Bee by the Council of Venice. More disturbingly, a confrontation with Lorrane's spirit reveals that Gaia is ''taking'' something from the players in exchange for the powers she grants them. And in the end, players are forced to reassemble Lorraine's Bee and [[UnwantedRevival return her to life]], forcing her back into her miserable existence all over again.


*** [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled Raiden taking the place of Snake]] [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler as the main playable character]].]]

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*** [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled Raiden taking the place of Snake]] [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler Snake [[FirstEpisodeTwist as the main playable character]].]]



*** The first hour or two of play time, and all of the Virtuous Mission turn out to be merely a ProlongedPrologue thanks to [[spoiler:The Boss' FaceHeelTurn]], which doubles as a FirstEpisodeSpoiler.

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*** The first hour or two of play time, and all of the Virtuous Mission turn out to be merely a ProlongedPrologue thanks to [[spoiler:The Boss' FaceHeelTurn]], which doubles as a FirstEpisodeSpoiler.FirstEpisodeTwist.


* This is taken to a whole new level in ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}: Shattered Soldier'', where the worst ending has you and Lance Bean killed in cataclysmic fashion, and the men who sent you on your mission revealed to be tyrants who now have no one left to stop them. Neo Contra ramps it up even further; in the worst ending, the BigBad ''blows up the planet''. Of course, this was simply Konami's friendly way of telling you to do a little better next time, rookie.

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* This is taken to a whole new level in ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}: Shattered Soldier'', where the worst ending has you and Lance Bean killed in cataclysmic fashion, and the men who sent you on your mission revealed to be tyrants who now have no one left to stop them. It is revealed in the best endings that they are responsible for the alien invasion of the first several games. Neo Contra ramps it up even further; in the worst ending, the BigBad ''blows up the planet''. Of course, this was simply Konami's friendly way of telling you to do a little better next time, rookie.

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** The justice minister's InfoDump at the end of Chapter 13, where the various pieces of the mystery finally start coming together. [[spoiler: The suspect being pursued by Cabanella's investigation unit is a mysterious "manipulator" with the ability to control the bodies of others. The inmates at the Special Prison where Joad was held are all suspected victims, as are Lynn, explaining why she shot you, and the justice minister himself, who was forced to sign Joad's execution order against his will. And the kicker: it's highly possible that the Manipulator is a ghost with Ghost Tricks that allow him to manipulate living beings.]]


** And then the true WHAM comes in: [[spoiler:the newly resurrected Diablo, with all the power of all seven of the Great Evils under his sole command, then reveals his true goal, the one that has always eluded him -- the complete destruction of the High Heavens and the ending of the [[HeavenAndHell Eternal Conflict]] once and for all! He then proceeds to open a portal to the High Heavens, curbstomp Imperius (the most powerful member of the Angiris Council) and then bring down the Diamond Gates before leading the entirety of TheLegionsOfHell in [[HellInvadesHeaven a full-on invasion of Heaven itself]]]]! Ladies and gentlemen, ''[[FromBadToWorse shit has just gotten real]]''.

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** And then the true WHAM comes in: [[spoiler:the newly resurrected Diablo, with all the power of all seven of the Great Evils under his sole command, then reveals his true goal, the one that has always eluded him -- the complete destruction of the High Heavens and the ending of the [[HeavenAndHell [[HeavenVersusHell Eternal Conflict]] once and for all! He then proceeds to open a portal to the High Heavens, curbstomp Imperius (the most powerful member of the Angiris Council) and then bring down the Diamond Gates before leading the entirety of TheLegionsOfHell in [[HellInvadesHeaven a full-on invasion of Heaven itself]]]]! Ladies and gentlemen, ''[[FromBadToWorse shit has just gotten real]]''.

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*** "Lady of the Vortex": Following your battle with Garuda, the Primal of Wind, [[spoiler: she not only proves to be too powerful to be beaten by normal means, but she ''re-summons'' Ifrit and Titan so she can steal their powers. Just when [[FromBadToWorse it looks like you can't get any more screwed]], the Garleans show up and reveal Ultima Weapon, a living superweapon that ''literally'' eats the other three Primals and absorbs their powers.]]


* Creator/TelltaleGames manages a few more in their recent ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' series. In Episode 3, [[spoiler: Hill Valley has been turned into a 1984-esque dystopia run by none other than Doc Brown himself from an alternate timeline.]] Then, as if just to one-up that one, [[spoiler: In Episode 4, Alternate Doc Brown has a FaceHeelTurn when he realizes that restoring the timeline to "normal" will leave his wife Edna, who he still cares for despite how she tried to brainwash and torture him in the future, alone and miserable, and sets out to prevent his younger self from becoming a scientist entirely, preventing both the invention of time travel and the police state in Hill Valley while still allowing Edna to be happy. Just . . . damn.]]

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* Creator/TelltaleGames manages a few more in their recent ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' series. In Episode 3, [[spoiler: Hill Valley has been turned into a 1984-esque dystopia run by none other than Doc Brown himself from an alternate timeline.]] Then, as if just to one-up that one, [[spoiler: In Episode 4, Alternate Doc Brown has a FaceHeelTurn when he realizes that restoring the timeline to "normal" will leave his wife Edna, who he still cares for despite how she tried to brainwash and torture him in the future, alone and miserable, and sets out to prevent his younger self from becoming a scientist entirely, preventing both the invention of time travel and the police state in Hill Valley while still allowing Edna to be happy. Just . . . damn.]]



** In the recent pre-Cataclysm events, Horde gets a much larger wham. You know all those tigers on the Echo Isles you've been killing for quests? They're [[spoiler:TROLL DRUIDS.]]
*** Possibly, some of them. To say that it was true of all of them would be a stretch.

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** In the recent pre-Cataclysm events, Horde gets a much larger wham. You know all those tigers on the Echo Isles you've been killing for quests? They're Many of them are [[spoiler:TROLL DRUIDS.]]
*** Possibly, some of them. To say that it was true of all of them would be a stretch.
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** The finale to patch 2.5 in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' , right before the release of the ''Heavensward'' expansion, is very much this. At what is supposed to be a celebratory banquet, the Sultana is assassinated and the player and Scions framed for it, the Crystal Braves company that the player had spent the previous few patches helping to build up is revealed to be corrupt and responsible for the assassination, and the other Scions sacrifice themselves to allow the player to escape. The player and few remaining Scions are now wanted criminals in Ul'dah and hunted by the Crystal Braves, and forced to find refuge in the isolationist state of Ishgard. [[DisneyDeath It gets better pretty quickly]] in ''Heavensward''.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'':
*** The Main Scenario quest "All Good Things"; you return triumphant from your battle with Titan, only to find [[spoiler: Garlean forces invaded the headquarters of the Scions and [[EverybodysDeadDave killed nearly everyone]], forcing you to seek sanctuary at the church near Drybone Camp.]]
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The finale to patch 2.5 in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' , 5, right before the release of the ''Heavensward'' expansion, is very much this. At what is supposed to be a celebratory banquet, the Sultana is assassinated and the player and Scions framed for it, the Crystal Braves company that the player had spent the previous few patches helping to build up is revealed to be corrupt and responsible for the assassination, and the other Scions sacrifice themselves to allow the player to escape. The player and few remaining Scions are now wanted criminals in Ul'dah and hunted by the Crystal Braves, and forced to find refuge in the isolationist state of Ishgard. [[DisneyDeath It gets better pretty quickly]] in ''Heavensward''.

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* ''VideoGame/NoOneHasToDie'' has three of the six endings. (Steve's doesn't have any major revelations, while the bad endings don't have any revelations at all.)
** Christina: [[spoiler:Troy lied about starting the fire - it was really Christina. Fenix Corp killed her mother in an experiment, leading her to seek revenge against them and Lionel.]]
** Lionel: [[spoiler:Fenix Corp's true purpose is to research time travel.]]
** Troy: [[spoiler:He lied about starting the fire. He's been trapped in a GroundhogDayLoop and is trying to get himself killed so someone else can survive.]] In a potential subversion, it's possible for you to have already learned the reveals in his ending by playing through Christina and Lionel's endings.

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* Episode 3 of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' culminates with Max discovering she can jump into photographs and creating an alternate present where Chloe's father is alive, but Chloe is paralyzed in a wheelchair.
** And Episode 2 of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrangeBeforeTheStorm'' ends with Chloe and Rachel learning that the mysterious woman seen with Rachel's father was, in fact, her real mother.


** Chapter 2 starts with the death of Rex's guardian Azurda. [[spoilers: Then promptly ''un''-does it for maximum MoodWhiplash.]]

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** Chapter 2 starts with the death of Rex's guardian Azurda. [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Then promptly ''un''-does it for maximum MoodWhiplash.]]

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** Chapter 2 starts with the death of Rex's guardian Azurda. [[spoilers: Then promptly ''un''-does it for maximum MoodWhiplash.]]

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