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Basic Trope: The trailer for a work spoils the major plot twists.

  • Straight: The trailer for the movie Tropetown shows Alice and Bob's wedding, the death of Charles, and the Five-Man Band's defeat of the Big Bad.
  • Exaggerated The trailer consists of the final five minutes of the movie, revealing every major twist from the film.
  • Downplayed:
    • The trailer only reveals the ending of the B Plot, showing Darlene and Ethan's baby.
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    • The trailer only reveals part of the big twist, usually by omitting a key detail that puts everything into a new context.
  • Justified:
    • The ending is the only exciting part of the movie.
    • It's a Foregone Conclusion - a film of Romeo and Juliet shows the lovers killing themselves in the trailer, with the assumption anyone going to see Romeo and Juliet already knows the ending.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: The trailer shows what initially looks like Charles dying, but it's actually Frankie instead.
  • Double Subverted: Frankie has a Disney Death, but Charles actually dies in a scene not shown in the trailer.
  • Parodied: Alice and Bob walk out of a movie, saying "They showed all the good parts in the trailer!"
  • Zigzagged: Some scenes in the trailer spoil the ending, but others don't.
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  • Averted: The trailer shows enough to get the audience interested, but not spoiling.
  • Enforced: The producers know that the ending is the only good part of the movie, and to get people to see it they put spoiling scenes, with no regard to spoiling.
  • Lampshaded: Charles: It's okay. Everyone knew I was going to die. It was in the trailer.
  • Invoked: Genre Savvy Big Bad Gregory intentionally kills Charles in the way it is shown in the trailer, with Gregory quipping "I saw this in a movie trailer once."
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: There is no trailer for Tropetown.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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