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Examples of I Knew It! relating to video games.

  • Assassin's Creed fans assumed before the game came out that Daniel Cross, the protagonist-of-sorts from Assassin's Creed: The Fall would appear in the third game. Cue people smiling smugly when Cross appears in the present-day segments.
  • In BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, it was widely believed that the identity of the masked samurai Hakumen was that of resident Jerkass Jin Kisaragi, or at least some version of him, what with all the Time Travel shenanigans. Come BlazBlue: Continuum Shift where post-Time Skip Jin has a few moves which resemble some of Hakumen's and in his fight against Tsubaki Yayoi he recites some of Hakumen's Badass Boast, and the theory was more or less proven correct.
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  • An interview with one of Call of Duty's former design team members confirmed that the World War II era Captain Price is the grandfather of the Modern Warfare's Captain Price. It was Infinity Ward's intention that there always be a Captain Price in their games, as a sort of a meta/mascot character.
  • There has been a fan theory that Dalton brought down Guardia between Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. The bonus dungeon in the DS Version confirmed the theory.
  • Cuphead, developed by Studio MDHR, was initially released for the Xbox One and Windows Store for the Microsoft Windows versions, much to the initial dismay and confusion of many players. However, many PC gaming fans knew the Windows Store exclusivity will never last long, and Studio MDHR released the game on Steam and GOG as well for the players who use older Windows versions (7 and above) and don't often use Windows Store.
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  • In February 2018, Blizzard posted a video of a nightlight in the shape of Diablo's eponymous villain being switched on and off, and many fans took it to mean that they were working on a Nintendo Switch port of Diablo III. Blizzard denied that a port was in the works and that the video was just a "conversation piece", but it didn't stop people from speculating. Sure enough, a Switch port would later be announced for real. Once again, Blizzard staff asserted that the "lightswitch" video was just a coincidence and had nothing to do with the port, though some remain skeptical about that claim.
  • In Disgaea 2, there is an simple explanation for why Adell's Mom accidentally summoned Rozalin when trying to get Overlord Zenon and for why Adell is the only one who remains human under the influence of Zenon's curse. Rozalin is Overlord Zenon reborn with his/her memories submerged under a new persona. Unbeknownst to Adell and his mother, they were right when they remarked that Overlord Zenon was a girl and 'cute' for an Overlord shortly after the supposedly botched summon. As for Adell, he is just a demon who happens to think he is a human. His ear tips are hidden underneath his hair the whole time He has a birth defect that makes his ears look like human ears, so he could just have been in denial the whole time or too dumb to notice that the big difference between some of the most humanoid demons and humans is ear shape, eye-color and pointiness of teeth, that is, if he didn't come out looking completely human because his parents were in human-form disguise at the time.
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  • For months following the reveal of the Seraphim that gave the Slayer his power in Doom Eternal, many players noticed plenty of similarities between the Seraphim and one Dr. Samuel Hayden, who was an unlikely ally to the Slayer in both the 2016 game and Eternal. Come the release of the first part of the Ancient Gods DLC, it is revealed that Samuel Hayden and Samur Maykr, the Seraphim in question, are indeed one and the same.
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ: Many fans suspected that original character Android 21 was related to Dr. Gero in some way. It is revealed through her link events in the game's story mode that she was, in fact, Dr. Gero's wife, and that the son they had served as the inspiration for Android 16.
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, did confirm, if only for its own continuity, Lacus Clyne's involvement in the Second Bloody Valentine War was mainly to seize control of the PLANTs for herself. Kira was left thinking What the Hell, Purity Sue?
  • Fire Emblem:
    • For Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance people were putting out theories that the Black Knight was Zelgius and Bertram was Renning, which were proven right in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. However, it was backed by an analysis of the game disc's contents by hackers (Bertram's portrait matched up with an unused portrait of Renning). Of course, for those trying to avoid spoilers for the latter game definitely got a shock when a press release basically spoiled the Black Knight/Zelgius connection.
    • In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light's remake Shadow Dragon (yes, the one with Marth in it), there is a four-chapter prologue detailing Marth's escape from his homeland Altea. This section introduces a new Cavalier (in addition to Cain, Abel, and Jagen) named Frey. The last chapter of the prologue forces the player to designate one of his allies as a decoy scapegoat in order to ward off an approaching force of enemy units who are attempting to capture and kill Prince Marth. However, if you play on Hard, the prologue is skipped entirely and Frey is nowhere to be seen, leading many players to believe that he was the canonical sacrifice. The remake of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, New Mystery of the Emblem, confirms this to be true, but with a twist: upon being discovered as a fake, Frey was wounded and Left for Dead, but managed to survive his injuries (the only consequences of the attack being a scar on his face and temporary amnesia).
    • Fire Emblem Fates:
      • The first trailer didn't show much more than an Eastern-style army and a Western-style army fighting. Many fans guessed you would be able to pick which to side with. This later turned out to be the whole premise of the game, with the final release turning out to be One Game for the Price of Three. Many also called the Avatar being the actual main character this time, based on very early screenshots.
      • Hoshido (said Eastern-style army) itself didn't come as much of a surprise to several fans; there had been speculation for years, on this site and elsewhere, that Fire Emblem would eventually draw from feudal Japan for inspiration as opposed to the more European setting of previous games. Whether or not they correctly guessed at the use of both Eastern and Western elements in the same game is another question.
      • On the subject of Fates, several correctly guessed that King Garon was suffering from Demonic Possession somehow, as him being Obviously Evil in a Grey-and-Gray Morality war seemed a little suspicious.
    • As soon as the first proper trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses came out, everyone immediately figured out Jeralt would be killed off since it's a long-standing Fire Emblem tradition to kill off the protagonist's parents or appropriate substitutes. Sure enough, he gets lured into a trap and murdered as you approach the halfway mark.
  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Oh, come on, Golden Sun: The Lost Age in no way concluded the story. When it was announced, there was much rejoicing.
    • At one point, in around 2007 or so, one fan wrote a lengthy essay comparing Golden Sun's mythos to Hermeticism, comparing each version of Alchemy and various associated symbols such as the flying eyeball (The Wise One). As an afterthought, they suggested that if Camelot extended the series, it seemed likely that they would similarly expand the mythology to powers not derived from Alchemy, in particular those governed by celestial objects. The big plot twist of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn was the existence of Light and Dark Psynergy, powers ungoverned by Alchemy, revealed during the Grave Eclipse, an artificial conjunction of celestial objects. And here we thought Camelot pulled that one out of their asses...
  • Granblue Fantasy: Every time a new Trial Character is released, fans create discussions for predicting that character's name based on the resemblance of its skill set from other existing characters or raid bosses. Currently, it worked for two pre-existing raid bosses who were Promoted to Playable:
    • Olivia's trial was released as early as late September 2017, with the primary focus on her skill set having almost the same debuffs as her raid version. Other guesses included an alternate version of Forte or Lucifer, but the case was proven when a player once data-mined the character ID, revealing a placeholder named Olivia with the same skill set as the Trial Character and posted it on social media. Cygames quickly responded to it by giving a ban to the in-game account associated with that player.
    • The Trial Character pre-March 2018 was easily guessed by the fans to be Tiamat mainly because the first skill is an exact copy-paste of Yggdrasil's first skill, as well as the passives similar among the two. Like Olivia, players have also compared the debuffs provided by its skills and linked it to Tiamat's, along with another evidence where her "NPC artworks" were released months ago for Rackam's 5★ uncap.
  • The professions of Guild Wars 2 were revealed over an 18 month period between the first and last official releases. All of the professions were guessed from concept art soon after the first reveal, and the mesmer was almost certain as the final profession from about 10 months before the official reveal.
    • The existence of a Jungle Elder Dragon was speculated about due to Inquest research into their magic. Specifically they focused on the fact that the Inquest had zones in their plants for poison environments and plant elementals. Scarlet Briar's dreams and writings also inspired speculation. Mordremoth was not confirmed until the end of the first Season of Living World content.
    • Based on their unclear origins, elemental nature, and strange hive mind it was speculated the Sylvari were Dragon minions early on. This speculation increased after Mordremoth was confirmed and confirmed at the end of the second Season.
  • For inFAMOUS: Second Son, a small minority of people correctly guessed that Reggie would die in the latter half of the game solely based on the fact that several previous companions in the series ended up becoming casualties.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • A trailer for Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep was shown at the end of the Japan-only game Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+. In it, the faces of the three main characters, Terra, Aqua and Ventus, were shown. When Terra's face was revealed to look a lot like the Big Bad of the series, and the Big Bad in BBS shared a name with said Big Bad, it didn't take long for the fans to put two and two together. Turns out they were right: the Big Bad of BBS possesses Terra's body, altering him physically to look like the Big Bad the fans know from the other games.
    • Though it wasn't as widespread, it was speculated that as Roxas was Sora's Nobody, Vanitas would look like Sora as Ven looked like Roxas, and be Ven's Nobody or Heartless. Well, they were right on him looking like Sora.
    • Two mixed with a Red Herring occurred with Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II. The clues in CoM made it fairly obvious that the leader of the Organization was Ansem, and that the character DiZ was also Ansem. This was true. So of course, by simple logic, DiZ had to be the leader of the Organization. Logic was wrong! There were two people calling themselves Ansem, and one of them had become two people! Did anyone see that coming?
    • Remember back around the time of II and Days where certain fans were staunch in their belief that Nobodies actually did possess hearts and weren't lying through their teeth? Along comes 3D and, hey, turns out Demyx was right. While they do start with no hearts, it is only a temporary affliction, the heart will grow back. The catch is that Xemnas and Xigbar knew this all along and specifically manipulated the remainder of Organization XIII to keep up the charade.
    • Also, some fics correctly guessed that Axel would gain a Keyblade.
    • When the Mysterious Figure aka Young Xehanort appeared in the US, PAL and Final Mix version of Birth by Sleep, some fans deduced from his weapons, which had clock hands as hilts, his battle stance (holding his weapon in a way that resembles clock hands), his rewind ability and the clock motifs present on the Keyblade you are rewarded for defeating him, that he was a time traveler.
      • Everyone who wasn't guessing something totally absurd like "the real Ansem is secretly evil and also invented Xemnas's blades" guessed that, and most guessed that he was some incarnation of Xehanort since, well, every Big Bad except for Marluxia and Sora's Heartless are, the real question was how.
    • A Photoshopped image of Aqua from 2015 depicting her with Master Xehanort's skin tone, hair color, and eye color to show how she'd appear if she was taken over by Xehanort in Terra's place ended up predicting (in a roundabout fashion) one of the most shocking revelations from the E3 2018 trailer(s) for Kingdom Hearts IIIAqua has seemingly been corrupted by darkness and may possibly now be one of Xehanort's 13 vessels in the True Organization XIII.
    • Likewise, similar color edits with the unnacounted for members of Organization XIII were fairly common in the period following 3D. As of E3 2018, it's been revealed that a Back from the Dead Marluxia, Larxene, and Luxord are also vessels for Xehanort's heart, with all three now sporting golden eyes as an indicator of Xehanort's influence.
  • In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, absolutely no one was fooled that Azure Siegfried is a Back from the Dead Crow Armbrust, despite the developers listing his Japanese voice actor as "?????" instead of the usual. Even the characters in-game figure that detail out quickly and they even wonder how he's even alive when they all know he's dead. In fact, the only one who didn't know this detail is ironically Azure Siegfried himself.
  • For The Last of Us Part II, many fans has presumed that Joel would bite the dust because Joel's story was finished and had to leave in order to develop the story further and allow an emotional punch to the audience, including Ellie herself. He eventually did, but not in a way that fans presumed.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • Some people thought Zelda would be the Twilight Princess. Others knew that since Ocarina of Time, any subtitle in the series would be the introduction of what the subtitle mentioned. Since Midna was introduced in the game, and Zelda was not, it was clear who the subtitle was referring to. Interestingly enough, the game initially tricks you into thinking Zelda is the Twilight Princess, with Midna referring to her as such the first time you meet Zelda.
    • Remember those wacky fans during that whole timeline wank thing that claimed that Zelda was split into two timelines after Ocarina of Time? Well, it turns out they were right! (A few years later, there's actually a third timeline documented in Hyrule Historia, but that's neither here nor there). Even then, there were a few fans who, able to fit several games together but unable to fit them into either of the Ocarina of Time timelines, put them in a separate timeline altogether. These games were revealed in Hyrule Historia to be a third timeline, though no one expected it to be based on an alternate universe where the Link from Ocarina of Time failed.
    • Same goes for Tetra, however with a twist: Half of the fanbase (mostly the ones who still believe that Zelda is Link's sister) believed that Aryll was going to be Zelda, while the other half, who noticed the small similarities in appearance between Tetra and Sheik (blond hair, tan skin, bandages around the arms and an conceptual-artwork that shows her with red eyes) guessed it was gonna be her. Correctly.
    • Between E3 2009 (where the first piece of concept art for the upcoming Wii game Skyward Sword was revealed) and E3 2010 (where some details of the game, including its title, were announced), people thought that the mysterious blue figure in the piece was the Master Sword (or more specifically, a more humanoid version of the Master Sword). Then in E3 of 2010, it was revealed that this mysterious blue figure was none other than the spirit of the Master Sword. The game also gave credence to the long-standing theory that Ganon is the reincarnation of a much older demon. Or rather, that the essence of the demon's hatred manifested as Ganon, but either way, Ganon exists because of an ancient demon.
    • It has been confirmed that the popular theory of the Hero's Shade from Twilight Princess being the Link from Ocarina of Time (due to strong, but cryptic hints given in-game) is indeed true. Additionally, the theories of the Link in TP being descended from the OoT Link are also true, with the exact quote from Hyrule Historia reading "Link is taught secrets by the ghost of the Hero of Time, who is his ancestor. After he was returned to the time of his childhood, he felt regret at leaving behind his role as the Hero."
    • Also as of Hyrule Historia, it turns out that the owl in Ocarina of Time, Kaepora Gaebora was indeed a form of Rauru. People had deduced it from the Gossip Stone hints, but now it's been confirmed. The exact quote being "Rauru. He's the sage who built the Temple of Time in ancient times. Before Link pulled the Master Sword out, he followed Link's adventures as the owl Kaepora Gaebora."
    • Fans were also right about The Minish Cap being the first game timeline-wise when it was originally released (it was kinda obvious: the Master Sword doesn't appear, Ganondorf isn't even mentioned, and it explains where Link's trademark pointy hat came from, even though a canonically earlier Link, explained later in Skyward Sword, had it). It held the position of first game in the timeline until Skyward Sword, which was set even earlier, was released several years later.
  • In Life Is Strange, the reveal at the end of Episode 4 that Mr. Jefferson is the Big Bad was called by many fans. This video says it all, even though at the time it's just a theory.
  • In 2006, a fanfic about MapleStory, Revolt of the Archers, had a character say that "Final Attack is the key to the legendary fourth job." Come 2011, in the Jump! Update, a new skill called Advanced Final Attack was introduced to the 4th job skill tier.
  • Mass Effect:
    • In-universe example with Mass Effect 2. The geth speculated that Reapers, synthetic life so very different from them, were Mind Hives made up of billions of organics, but this was only one of many theories they came up with. You only know it even was a theory if some specific circumstances are met, and it's far from an I Warned You.
    • Mass Effect 3:
      • Someone going by screwoffreg on the Bioware forums predicted, word-for-word, the... controversial ending of the game way back in 2010.
        "There are two endings I wouldn't like for ME 3. One being a random GOD LIKE force that saves the Galaxy or another being that to defeat the Reapers, everyone has to become a primitivist and destroy the Relays, Citadel, etc. Both would make me pretty unhappy as those endings have been done to death."
        screwoffreg, a.k.a. "the Prophet"
      • The notion of defecting Reaper troops in multiplayer was bandied about on the message boards, especially after the Leviathan DLC. Then came the Collector Adept.
  • The Wild Mass Guessing page for Metal Gear mentioned the theory that Liquid never really came back from the dead and Ocelot was faking it to destroy the Patriots. It was very close to the mark with what happened with MGS4.
    • Additionally fans speculated that Mr. Sigint from MGS3 and the DARPA Chief Donald Anderson from MGS1 were one and the same. MGS4 confirmed this by making him and the rest of Naked Snake's support crew into the founders of the Patriots (which might be a case of Ascended Fanon).
  • Several Mortal Kombat fans theorized that Noob Saibot was the elder Sub-Zero (the one who starred in Mythologies and was killed at the end of the first game) long before it was confirmed to be fact in Deception.
    • Deception's Konquest Mode established the fact that Kenshi from Deadly Alliance had been trying to enter the first game's tournament to enact revenge upon Shang Tsung. Putting two and two together, many a fan felt that Kenshi (himself one of the few Ensemble Darkhorses not from the first three games) would have a good chance of being included in the 2011 game. They were (mostly) right.
    • Similarly, Ed Boon's Twitter update on September 10, 2011 contained a picture of a single leg, clearly belonging to a female character. Many guessed either a redesign for Sindel or, judging by the symbol on the loincloth, Sareena (an Implied Love Interest of both Sub-Zeroes and an Ensemble Dark Horse/Ascended Extra from Mythologies). Others guessed that was it Skarlet, a rumored character from II believed to be encountered when selecting between the blue Kitana and the purple/pink Mileena. The latter school of thought was ultimately correct, with a character known as Skarlet (originally known as "The Lady in Red") making her debut in 9 as DLC. The fact that Shaun Himmerick mentioned in an interview that "hidden characters that didn't exist, we're gonna make sure they exist now" makes the notion of this being an Ascended Glitch very plausible.
    • In Gold, the Lin Kuei-turned cyborg Cyrax was revealed to be dark-skinned in his ending despite his clan being based in China. Cue the fan theory that the Lin Kuei kidnaps and enlists members into their ranks. Again, 9 lends credibility to this; Cyrax's bio states that he's Motswana and was recruited to join the Lin Kuei, while Smoke hails from Prague (as in the Czech Republic).
    • Finally, the development that the younger Sub-Zero would be turned into a cyborg instead of his best friend Smoke in the new timeline counts as this for some. In fact, Wild Mass Guessing on this very wiki accurately predicted this.
    • Another one in regards to the new game dubbed Mortal Kombat X. Several fans had been saying that at the end of MK9's story, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade would get together seeing as how they were the only surviving defenders of Earthrealm besides Raiden. Not too many people were surprised when a character revealed for Mortal Kombat X happened to be named Cassie Cage, Sonya and Johnny's daughter.
    • After the ending of Mortal Kombat 11, some fans thought it would be cool if the next game (or the first game in the new timeline was a prequel featuring the characters talked about in the backstory of The 'Verse, such as the Great Kung Lao. The ending of 11's Aftermath DLC shows Fire God Liu Kang talking with the Great Kung Lao when he was young, telling him he must start training for Mortal Kombat.
  • The basic plot of Mother 3 was predicted as early as 2000 on It was quite the impressive feat considering it was based on a handful of screenshots for a version that was cancelled half a decade before the game eventually came out in 2006.
    • One fan successfully guessed the English localized title of the first Mother game to be EarthBound Beginnings, five years before the localization was released.
      I think if MOTHER was ever released, they'd make up some sort of name, like "EarthBound: Beginnings" or "EarthBound: Giygas' First Strike!" or "EarthBound: Giygas Wages War!" or whatever they can come up with that is a take off of "The War Against Giygas!"
  • In Ninja Gaiden II for the 360, players are introduced to Sonia, a CIA agent who assumed a role very similar to that of Irene Lew (Ryu Hayabusa's main squeeze who also happened to be a CIA agent) from the original NES trilogy, right down to pinballing between Action Girl and Faux Action Girl status. While the two look significantly different (Irene being a mousy brunette, Sonia a buxom, pale-skinned blond), fan theories linking the two together began to pop up. Come Dead or Alive: Dimensions, it turns out that "Sonia" (already implied to not be the character's real name) was merely an alias for Irene Lew, making the two characters one in the same. While this does create a few continuity problems (such as Ryu and Irene not meeting until the original game or the question of how Irene went from cute to HOT DAMN, both of which are still minor enough to be fixed via retcons), this does help establish a more viable link between the old trilogy and the current-gen games (previously, there were only a few hints that the new titles were prequels to Dead or Alive and the NES trilogy, such as Ayane popping up to help Ryu from time to time).
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch: In-Universe. When Octodad reveals his true identity, Stacy doesn't act all surprised.
    Nobody else knew?
  • In Pillars of Eternity, the god Eothas is dead; he possessed a human host and went on a violent crusade for reasons unknown, only to be blown to pieces by the Godhammer bomb. However, priests of Eothas were still able to somehow cast spells, and candles lit in his temple remained alight despite being untended for years. And in The White March, it's discovered that another god, Abydon, was able to come back from having a moon dropped on him. Finally, with Eothas being the god of light, redemption, and renewal, many people doubted his demise would be permanent. And indeed, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire starts with Eothas' violent resurrection.
  • Pokémon:
    • A Video Game Remake of Pokémon Gold and Silver had been rumored and theorised since the 2004 release of FireRed and LeafGreen, the remakes of Pokémon Red and Blue. Five years later, on May 8 2009, the rumor finally came true.
    • A popular fan theory was that Silver, The Rival of the second generation, is Giovanni's son. This was hinted at in FireRed and LeafGreen when one member of Team Rocket mentions that Giovanni's kid has red hair, and ultimately proven correct in HeartGold and SoulSilver as part of a sidequest unlocked by an event Celebi.
      • While on the subject of the event, the fact it requires a promotional Celebi meant it was possible it would be given away as a promotional distribution event to promote the the next movie, and that meant it had a role in the movie. Come the announcement of the thirteenth movie, guess who's in it?
    • Although the typical provisional name for Pokémon Black and White's Grass starter was Smugleaf, a somewhat-close second was Snivy (snake+ivy, with the bonus of also sounding like snide+ivy). When the starter English names were revealed... the Grass-type was named Snivy.
      • The same goes for Pignite, although that was used for the second evolution of the Fire starter instead of the first. Similarly, some guessed "Emboar" for the final evolution (bonus points for sounding similar to its Japanese name, "Enbuoh"), and it turned out to be correct too.
      • Some people came up with the off-the-wall theory that Oshawott would evolve into samurai otters. They were mostly right; its final evolution is more of a samurai sea lion, but its first evolution is definitely a samurai otter.
    • During the promotions for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 people began to suspect that Generation V will have a shorter run compared to two previous generations which lasted four years each. The basis for this was the fact the event Pokémon Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect were all officially revealed within the same year instead of spread out like Generation IV's event Pokémon. With the announcement that Generation VI begins on October 2013 worldwide with the release of Pokémon X and Y, it is definite that Generation V will only have a run a bit over three years in Japan and less than that in the rest of the world.
    • Many fans were certain that Gen VI would introduce a new Eeveelution, due to the previous pattern of two in Gen II and two in Gen IV. Cue the reveal of Sylveon in February 2013.
    • And on the subject of Sylveon, its type was left a mystery when it was first introduced, leaving players to begin speculating on its type. There were guesses of Bug, Flying and Normal, but none of them seemed to really mesh with the design of it. Then the idea began spreading that it must be a new type, and due to its name meaning Sylph, Nymph or Fae in all languages, perhaps it was a sort of Fairy type. Which turned out to be the case.
      • Fairy type itself had been joked about from very early on. Every new generation was accompanied by people "revealing" Fairy type, people speculating about Fairy type, and people mocking the previous. Come G6, and Fairy type is real.
    • Much like Gold and Silver, fans expected remakes of Ruby and Sapphire to be made. That came true with the reveal of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
      • In said remakes, as soon as Steven Stone was hinted at having some connection to Mega Evolution, fans predicted that his signature Pokemon Metagross would be getting a Mega form. They were right.
    • Pokémon Sun and Moon had infinitely many theories about them due to the many trailers put out before release. Some of them were minor things (i.e. Primarina being Water/Fairy type), but some were accurate predictions about major spoilers, like Lusamine being the Big Bad and the mother of Lillie and Gladion.
    • Due to a high-profile leak, many things about Pokémon Sword and Shield became public knowledge before they were officially revealed, including:
      • The designs and, in Scorbunny's case, typing/movesets of the starters' final evolutions.
      • The player's main rivals being named Hop, Bede, and Marnie.
      • Chairman Rose and his secretary, Oleanna, who give Bede an endorsement for the gym challenge.
      • The evil team for the region being named Team Yell, and being obsessed fans of Marnie who cause trouble (i.e. Football Hooligans).
      • Two of the legendaries being wolves, one with a shield-like mane (Zamazenta) and one "holding a sword like Great Wolf Sif" (Zamcian).
      • Dynamaxing, a new mechanic that makes Pokémon grow to enormous proportions in certain locations, and an upgraded form called Gigantamaxing that is limited to certain species but changes the Pokémon's appearance as well as their size.
      • Sonia, a former rival of the champion Leon who researches the Dynamaxing phenomenon at the request of her grandmother, the regional professor.
      • Farfetch'd receiving an evolution called Sirfetch'd.
      • The regional variant of Meowth.
      • The first three gym leaders being named Milo, Nessa, and Kabu.
      • A sheep Pokémon named Wooloo, and an electric corgi Pokémon named Yamper (misspelled Pamper).
      • The Wild Area, a pseudo-open world area with weather mechanics, where players can interact with other trainers and battle Dynamaxed Pokémon in four-person raid groups.
      • Camping, where you can play with your Pokémon using toy Poké Balls and a toy shaped like a Mincinno tail (called a "feather toy" in the leak), and cook curry to boost stats and affection.
      • A blue cormorant Pokémon (Cramorant, misidentified as a seagull in the leak) that catches either a barracuda or a Pikachu in its mouth after using Surf or Dive, which it then spits at the foe as an attack.
      • Skwovet and Greedent (mispelled Greedunt), as well as their mechanics relating to Berry trees.
      • The "evil" legendary being named Eternatus.
  • Portal 2: On the WMG page someone was cleverly speculating that Chell was the daughter of employees of Aperture Science who was brought there for "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" and in the sequel, you find that one of the potato science experiments that said daughters brought along in said day, the horribly overgrown one, was done by a little girl named Chell.
  • Raiden V was originally released as an Xbox One exclusive, much to the ire of many players who were not willing to buy one console just for one game, especially in Japan where the Xbox One has comically low sales numbers. Many fans assumed that it would eventually go the way of Raiden IV and gets ports to other platforms, particularly PC and a Sony console. Sure enough, there's a 2017 Updated Re-release on PlayStation 4 and Windows (via Steam).
  • Due to its nature as a Prequel, most people figured out that in Red Dead Redemption 2, Arthur dies as he was never once mentioned in the first game. There were also a couple of shots in some trailers that led people to believe that you play the epilogue as John Marston which also ended up being true.
  • When Reflec Beat Limelight introduced the song "VALLIS-NERIA", aka "yet another 185-BPM song by DJ YOSHITAKA", in June 2012, many fans speculated that it would eventually be crossed over to beatmania IIDX, especially after beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro was released in September 2012 and included another Yoshitaka song, "FLOWER", and eventually added another song by the same artist, "JOMANDA", as part of a series of LIMIT BURST songs, in December 2012. To almost no one's surprise, "VALLIS-NERIA" appeared on tricoro in July 2013 as part of another crossover event.
  • Fans could not understand why Albert Wesker was so hot to get the T-Veronica virus in Resident Evil – Code: Veronica, as the virus he apparently doused himself with worked nearly instantly, gave him super strength and speed, and let him keep his human intelligence. Many fans speculated that his virus was unstable and required expensive or complicated boosters to keep up, which was confirmed as canon in Resident Evil 5.
  • Sakura Wars (2019):
    • A few people guessed that the game would be released on the PlayStation 4 the moment Sega's job listings for the game were posted in June 2018.
    • Many fans predicted that Sumire Kanzaki was going to return as the Flower Division's commander. They were right.
    • When Yohei Azakami commented that Kamiyama was one of his biggest voice-over roles, many predicted that he would be a fully-voiced character, which was later confirmed in a Famitsu article containing the extended interview with the developers at Sega Fes 2019.
    • Given the nature of the international Combat Revues in the story, many were speculating that the Berlin Combat Revue was to appear the game. Sega officially confirmed their appearance at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show.
    • Some fans correctly guessed that Noizi Ito would design some characters in the game, namely Itsuki Saijo and Hiromi Hongo.
    • When the game was rated 18+ by the Game Rating and Administration Committee in South Korea on September 26, 2019, some fans suspected that the Koi-Koi card game featured in previous Sakura Wars titles would make an appearance in the game itself. Sure enough, they were proven right.
    • A few players also guessed that Sakura Wars would have a Christmas storyline when Koch Media released the first French trailer.
    • After the Australian Classification Board posted the game's rating on their website, many accurately predicted that the official international title was going to be Sakura Wars.
  • Players of Star Trek Online took notice when Cryptic Studios altered the in-game model of Worf to more resemble what he looked like in real life, but older. When one of the developers "BranFrakes" made mention of an "Epic Announcement", people had started to wonder if the alteration to the model meant that Worf's actor, Michael Dorn, would be reprising his role for the game, as Denise Crosby reprised her role as Tasha Yar and voiced Empress Sela earlier. He came back to voice the character in the Feature Episode "Sphere of Influence" and is confirmed to give his character speaking lines in the early Klingon missions.
  • Many people guessed that Super Mario Bros. 3 was all a play performed by the characters, citing things such as the curtain that gets lifted in the intro and the platforms that are seemingly bolted to air. Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that this was indeed true, 27 years later.
  • After the bonus "2.5: Unified Wisdom" segment of Super Robot Wars Original Generations, fans feared Lamia Loveless was Killed Off for Real, though some doubted the event would follow through, considering the ending text said To Be Continued shortly after the segment ended. When trailers for the Gaiden Game sequel Original Generation Gaiden was announced with the plot of Super Robot Wars Reversal being concluded, fans deduced Lamia would return with a dose of Brainwashed and Crazy, courtesy of the Reversal Big Bad, as per the events of that game, where Master Asia is brought Back from the Dead and under its control (effectively, Lamia is the Master Asia proxy in Original Generation). Whoever rescued her, however, nearly no one correctly predicted.
    • Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier introduces Aschen Brodel, a seemingly okay Expy of Lamia, both being Artificial Humans, sharing the same voice actress and color scheme. Then comes Aschen's Split Personality problems, turning her into a Genki Girl, while mentioning "Code:DTD." Fans immediately deduced Aschen is one of the W-Numbers series of androids created by the Shadow-Mirror, and is part of the lost contingent of Shadow-Mirror operatives who didn't make the interdimensional jump from their universe into Original Generation. Additionally, fans guessed Aschen, designated as W07, is Lamia's predecessor; when the game was released, both were correct.
    • Back in Original Generation 2, the description of Beowulf and his unnatural abilities recalled by Lamia led fans to believe he wasn't entirely human. When Original Generations was released, fans noticed Beowulf had Facial Markings under his eyes, similar to those found on Einst Alfimi. Fans theorized Beowulf is either in league with the Einsts or influenced by them; the theory was boosted with the Endless Frontier drama CD, where Beowulf's Gespenst MK III regenerates a lost limb, after Axel Almer uses the Soulgain to destroy it. The first five minutes of the Animated Adaptation The Inspectors confirms Beowulf is infested by the Eldritch Abominations.
  • When Super Smash Bros. Brawl's development blog, Smash Bros. Dojo, introduced the Subspace Army, it had been widely speculated that the seemingly Original Generation Ancient Minister was actually R.O.B. in disguise, some even going as far as to sketch it out. Some disagreed, pointing out that R.O.B.s were already in the game as Mecha-Mooks. Guess who won out?
  • Tales of Xillia had several players, especially those who have played Tales games before, predict revelations even prior to the game's release.
    • Among the first things to be revealed about Milla Maxwell was that she was the Maxwell, Lord of the Spirits. Cue dozens of people stating that she obviously wasn't, partly due to it being mentioned early on and played up a lot. In the game, players turned out to be correct, as it revealed that Milla was nothing but a decoy created by the real Maxwell.
    • People knew that several Tales games tend to have a Sixth Ranger Traitor and when they took a look at Alvin, they figured he was the one to betray the party. They were correct; he betrays the party multiple times.
  • A somewhat meta example: it was suspected almost from the very start that the Sniper Update for Team Fortress 2 was more than it appeared. Valve had mentioned in passing that they didn't want to see servers flooding with the single class that was being updated, since the players hated that situation so much. When people noticed the Dead Ringer in the spy's hands on the blog, it became nearly a certainty that the Spy would be getting updated at the same time. It was also suspected that Jarate was not just a joke, but there wasn't much of a basis for that suspicion.
    • The Scout Update unlocks resemble suggestions from the forums too much to be coincidence.
    • The "Meet the Pyro" video reveals that the Pyro is in fact either insane or seriously drugged (or both), as Pyro perceives the slaughter and pain and mutilation they inflict on others as harmless playing in a Sugar Bowl world. This has led to much pleasure among some silly fans who always thought of the character as this way.
  • In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Jun Kazama (last seen in the original Tag and—canonically speaking—2) returns as a playable character for the first time in over a decade. It also turns out that she's the Final Boss and, upon losing a round, goes One-Winged Angel and turns into Unknown (the boss of the original Tag, who was implied to be a demon-possessed Jun), finally confirming what was perhaps the biggest Epileptic Tree in the series. However, it's unknown if this is actually a case of Sure, Why Not?, seeing as Unknown was originally meant to be a different character entirely (according to the artbook for the sixth game, she was supposed to be Jun's sister, but this was dropped when the game became a spin-off).
    • Years after the fifth game was released, director/producer Katsuhiro Harada's replies to questions asked by his Twitter followers began calling previously established events into question: Kazuya was not the first person to make contact with Devil, nor was his grandfather Jinpachi (who was merely possessed by a similar demonic entity after he died), but Heihachi, who was confirmed to not have the Devil Gene, did know where it came from; Kazuya and Jin simply came to the wrong conclusion. Tekken 6 would further explain that Azazel (the game's Final Boss) bestowed the Devil Gene upon the Mishima line, with Dr. Bosconovitch's ending in Tag 2 showing that, out of the entire playable Mishima family, only Kazuya and Jin are carriers. Connecting the dots, several fans began to rationalize that this left only one person who could possibly be the Devil Gene originator: Kazumi Mishima, Kazuya's Missing Mom. Come E3 2014 and the announcement of Tekken 7, and...
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  • Touhou 10: Mountain of Faith introduced Sanae, Stage 5 boss and Battle Butler to the Final Boss. Having noticed a pattern with previous similar characters (Sakuya and Youmu) and her inexplicable appearance in the next game, Subterranean Animism, fans immediately declared that she would become playable and a major character for several games. Sure enough, she is playable in Undefined Fantastic Object, Hisoutensoku and Ten Desires.
    • On these very forums, people suggested that certain characters would be in Ten Desires. Yuyuko and Kogasa. They are — Yuyuko as the Stage 1 boss, Kogasa as the Stage 3 midboss.
    • Speaking of Kogasa, after her debut it became a joke that she would make surprise, inexplicable appearances in subsequent games due to how her powers worked. Guess who inexplicably showed up for Ten Desires?
  • In Transformers: War for Cybertron, Optimus Prime goes to the core of Cybertron and ends up talking with a being in the core. While the credits only listed the being as "Core," many fans speculated that it was Primus, the Transformers version of God. Transformers: Prime takes place in the same universe and during his recap of the events in "One Shall Rise, Part 3," Ratchet confirms that it was Primus Optimus talked to.
  • Xenoblade has a retroactive example. Come the ending of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, fans immediately had a theory of where the missing Ontos core crystal ended up, though no hard evidence. Come the Updated Re-release Xenoblade: Definitive Edition, one character had a small but import tweak: Alvis's necklace was changed to a red, cross-shaped core crystal, solidifying his identity.
  • After the release of The Burning Crusade, some World of Warcraft players theorized that M'uru's capture was actually voluntary on his part, a plan to expose the blood elves to the Light as it truly is. Then patch 2.4.0 came out. Ouch!
    • Similarly, lore fans cried "VARIAN WRYNN" the moment the World of Warcraft comic was revealed to have "an amnesiac hero who washes up on the shores of Kalimdor with great warrior skills whose origins he has no idea of." The theory was so widely accepted that many were sure the obvious hints were Red Herrings.
    • Weeks before players actually got to kill the Lich King, it was revealed that someone else needs to take his mantle, or hell breaks loose. Bolvar Fordragon, who was well-alive and Arthas's prisoner at the time, was one of the first few guesses.
    • Around the time of the first expansion, The Burning Crusade, players theorized that the little-known kingdom of Gilneas (which had isolated itself from the rest of the world) had succumbed to the worgen curse, and this theory was often used to suggest playable worgen. Guess which race became playable in the third expansion, Cataclysm, and guess which kingdom they're from. Possibly includes a dash of Ascended Fanon since around the same time that the theories popped up, the folks at Blizzard Entertainment admitted that they had forgotten about Gilneas.
    • In the upcoming End Time instance, the popular theory that Nozdormu eventually becomes the leader of the Infinite Dragonflight, Murozond is confirmed.
    • Two guys were cool enough to guess what was going to be in the Mists of Pandaria expansion. They detail everything they predicted here.
  • One GameFAQ's user correctly predicted the now-famous/infamous twist ending to Final Fantasy VII Remake, four years before the game even released.


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