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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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Whenever anyone tries to avert a prophecy, for good or ill, the end result of their actions is to bring the prophecy about. The harder they struggle to prevent it, the more inescapable their destiny becomes. Fate, it seems, loves irony. Strangely, the other side of this, where the prophecy is fulfilled because someone wants to fulfill it, is rarely explored in fiction (Either-Or Prophecies notwithstanding).
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })When a hero tries to prevent the prophesied release of an ancient evil, their actions will help it escape because You Can't Fight Fate. When the Big Bad tries to slaughter all the members of a given people in order to kill the one among them who is prophesied to end them, they will only manage to create the hero that they fear, Because Destiny Says So.
One common mechanism for this is a Prophecy Twist. If no one understands the real meaning of the prophecy, any attempts to avert it will naturally be futile. A cynic will point out that by this measure, a prophecy must be vague. Otherwise, it would be easy to defeat, or else those it affects must carry an Idiot Ball and not take the direct approach that would have no room for failure.
To be this trope, a member of the cast must be actively trying to prevent it from happening. Then it happens, most often because of the attempt to prevent it. Generally, this happens through one of two courses: either a) the person the prophecy concerns will, in their pre-preemptive efforts to prevent their purported doom, end up creating the very circumstances by which the prophecy is fulfilled; or b) having taken their preventative measures, they will then unwittingly blunder right into the prophecy's hands. More complex prophecies may include both.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The archetypal Older Than Feudalism example is the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex. A prophecy says the king will be killed by his own son, so the king orders his infant son killed. (He has his feet nailed to a board and left to die of exposure in the wilderness, rather than, say, cutting him in half with a sword.) Oedipus is rescued, and brought up not knowing he's the prince. Twenty years later, he learns his fate: he will kill his father and marry his mother. Wanting to protect his adoptive family — who he believes are his natural parents — Oedipus leaves home. On the road, he meets his biological father (whom he doesn't recognize, naturally), gets into an argument, and kills him. Shortly thereafter he comes to the city his father ruled, and frees them from the Sphinx; as a reward, Oedipus is made king of the city and marries the widowed queen... his own mother.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Most of the real-world prophecies that come true are also self-fulfilling — simply stating that something will happen often ensures that it will happen someday, whether by accident or because someone read your prophecy and decided they'd make it happen.
An example sometimes given is that a prediction that a bank may become insolvent (or, excuse the pun, "bankrupt") may scare people into withdrawing their money from the bank all in a rush — but since the bank only keeps a fraction of their deposits actually on hand (the rest is invested out, e.g. bank loans), the run on the bank can drive the bank into insolvency, ironically just as predicted. In simpler terms, fear that a certain commodity (like gasoline) will run short may trigger people to stock up on it, leading to a shortage of that very commodity. Then there's plain old paranoia, which is a good way to make enemies.
Contrast Self-Defeating Prophecy. Compare Catch-22 Dilemma, Prophetic Fallacy, The Firefly Effect, Streisand Effect, Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! (and/or Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!, depending on who did it), and Nice Job Breaking It, Herod!. Often an integral part of tragedy. May cause a Clingy MacGuffin or be caused by being Improperly Paranoid. For the Time Travel version, see You Already Changed the Past and Stable Time Loop. See also Situational Irony.
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In Hercules, Eurystheus is told that if his daughter Iole ever gets married, her husband will kill him. When Hercules asks that his son Hyllus and Iole may marry to heal the rift between both houses, Eurystheus attempts to have them both killed, fearful for his life. During the climactic struggle, Hyllus ends up killing Eurystheus by throwing a knife to his chest, who might have lived if he had not tried to kill him.
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Terminator:
In The Terminator, John Connor would not have been conceived if the T-800 hadn't traveled back in time and attempted to kill Sarah Connor, while Skynet wouldn't have been created if T-800 hadn't traveled back in time and attempted to kill Sarah Connor. Thus, Skynet created both itself and its greatest enemy.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in general puts forth the idea that it's not so much a self-fulfilling prophecy anyway, but a kind of predestination... Judgment Day will always happen, and there will always be a human Resistance that rises up to fight it. It's the details such as the date of Judgment Day and who leads the Resistance (and whether the Resistance wins) that can be changed. All we know is that at some point, John Connor got conceived and added into the temporal shuffle, at which point his own actions formed a Stable Time Loop assuring he'd be born.
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Adventure Time: "Frost and Fire" plays with the trope; Finn's attempts to find out what the prophecy actually is are what set it in motion, and by the time he actually gets the message, it's too late to stop it. Finn has a dream involving Flame Princess, the Ice King, and the Cosmic Owl. Upon learning that Owl dreams are supposed to be prophetic, he attempts to recreate the circumstances that led to the dream. He's successful, but in the process, sets off a chain of events that results in the Ice Kingdom melted into a puddle and Finn and Flame Princess' relationship in tatters. And what was the Owl trying to tell him?
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Dune uses this trope in an interesting way. Instead of the seer giving a prophecy and leaving others to fulfill it, the seer is a Messianic Archetype who tries to find the best possible path for the future and enact it himself. The problem is that once humanity is set on a certain path in the present, the number of possible futures diminish and it becomes impossible to switch to a different path for the future without dealing with the effects of the prior path.
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In Fate of the Jedi, it is revealed that Abeloth used to be a mortal woman. Fearing that her immortal family would abandon her once she became old and decrepit, she drank of the Font of Power and bathed in the Pool of Knowledge. Doing so gave her immortality and incredible powers, but mutated her into her current form. Her family abandoned her in disgust.
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According to an episode of Air Crash Investigation, the crash of TAM Airlines Flight 3054 on July 17, 2007, was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil was notorious among pilots for its extreme degree of difficulty in landing jets there. The main runway was 1,945 meters long (short for large jets), and the airport was built on a hilltop surrounded by roads and buildings. Brazil's rainy climate, delays in carving water channeling grooves in the runway, and a number of close calls led pilots to believe that there would be a major crash involving the airport. On the evening of July 17, 2007, TAM Airlines Flight 3054 was destined to land at Congonhas. It had been raining in the days prior, and the airplane had had one of its thrust reversers (used to slow the plane after landing) disabled four days earlier. The pilot, fearing he wouldn't be able to stop his plane with the single-reverser landing procedure at the time, opted to use an older procedure that had been abandoned due to pilots accidentally leaving the disabled reverser engine at full power. Guess what this pilot did? The plane crashed into an office building, killing a total of 199 people.
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A Black Crusade campaign can start one of these, depending on how the GM follows the plot thread the antagonist of the introductory adventure, False Prophets, starts.
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In Shinrai: Broken Beyond Despair, Hiro tells a story of a Clingy Jealous Girl who got into a relationship with the boy of her dreams, only to become afraid of losing him. She then became increasingly possessive, forbidding him to talk to other girls or even his friends. In the end, he got tired of the girl's behavior and broke up with her... at which point she killed him and then hanged herself.
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Wonder Woman (1987): Hippolyta's attempts to save her daughter after hearing a prophecy that Wonder Woman will die by instigating the events of The Contest while siphoning Diana's powers in order to ensure she'd be defeated and have to give up the title lead directly to Diana's death due to having her power drained when fighting Neron. To add insult to injury the plot also gets Artemis killed after she wins the contest and temporarily replaces Diana as Wonder Woman.
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In Homeworld, forces acting on orders from The Emperor enforce a mostly forgotten, ancient treaty - by wiping out the entire population of the planet Kharak. The reason behind this decision was that legend had it that the return of the Hiigarans, who had been exiled to Kharak was to herald the end of the Taiidan empire. The effect of this decision was to trigger a war that would eventually result in a rebellion that changed the empire back into a republic.
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This is a running theme through the Dragon Age series. Mages are heavily restricted to the point of being effectively imprisoned by the Chantry and Templars out of fear for what they might do without those restrictions, especially turning to blood magic and making deals with or being possessed by demons. Many of the mages who turn to blood magic do so specifically because of those restrictions, with blood magic being one of the only ways they can fight back.
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Ai Kora has a chapter where Maeda has a dream where he and Sakurako end up Caught in the Rain together, and end up kissing. When similar circumstances strike in the real world, Sakurako ends up leaning towards Maeda for entirely non-romantic reasons, but he's so wound up he ends up kissing her.
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In Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Astral uses the Trope name word-for-word to describe how Numbers holder Shuta Hayami is able to predict the future; he manipulates events so that his predictions - which are bad for his victims - come true via their own actions.
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Better Days: Sam’s wife gets paranoid about the possibility of him cheating on her, so she starts treating him like crap. Her petty and mean-spirited attitude eventually pushes him to actually start an affair with Sheila.
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Sluggy Freelance: In the chapter "K'Z'K", after a lot of complications, the characters manage to change the outcome of events that were going to lead to the release of the demon K'Z'K and The End of the World as We Know It — you could say it’s a Zig-Zagging Trope. However, on a smaller scale, when Riff heads to Manhattan to see that K'Z'K can't capture his mother to use as a hostage, K'Z'K sees him heading that way and guesses what he's doing — and goes there ahead of him to capture his mother.
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In the Chzo Mythos, The Dragon knows of a prophecy that the Big Bad will replace him, and secretly does his own scheming to stop this from happening. Turns out that this defiance of his master's will is the reason he even gets replaced at all.
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In Hercules, Hades gets a prophecy from the Fates that the only thing that can foil his plan to rule the cosmos is the titular hero. When he tried to dispose of Herc as a baby, he set off a chain of events that led to Hercules growing up to be a hero and foiling his plans.
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The Ringed City DLC from Dark Souls III reveals that the Undead Curse was the result of one of these; Gwyn loathes the Dark, fearing that it is a destructive and chaotic force that will destroy his peaceful Age of Fire. Thus, he creates the Darksign as a "seal of fire" and brands the pygmies, the bearers of the Dark Soul, with it to limit their access to the Abyss and its power. Because of this, the pygmies' descendants, humans, never learned how to control the Dark inherent within themselves (Humanity), causing it to manifest as either the Curse (in those with too little Humanity) or as an all-consuming power that drives those who have it to animalistic insanity (in those with too much Humanity). Thus, the Dark becomes the chaotic and destructive force Gwyn feared it was, leading to the Cycle of Light and Dark, the destruction of Gwyn's kingdom, and ultimately the ruination of the world, and he has only his own paranoia to blame for it. The original pygmies had perfect control over the Dark Soul and wanted nothing more than to happily serve Gwyn and the other gods of Anor Londo. He screwed himself big time.
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Another case of this is Genosha. Prior to the 2000s, this island nation depended on brutally enslaving mutants in order to exploit their powers, which one Genoshan justifies with the logic that if mutants were allowed to live as free people, they would exterminate the humans of Genosha. When Magneto conquers the island and frees the mutant slaves, their bitterness over the inhumane way they were treated during their stint as slaves causes them to rise up and drive off/massacre the humans who had enslaved them.
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Slayers Try has a town that fears dragons because one of them destroyed the town. They manage (along with Xelloss) to make Filia angry enough that she does just that.
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The Treehouse of Horror segment "The Ned Zone" has Ned gaining the ability to foresee people's deaths. When he foresaw himself shooting Homer to death, he at first successfully changed the fate... only for him to foresee Homer killing everyone via a nuclear explosion at the power plant. Ned then tries to shoot Homer to prevent this, but inadvertently causes the explosion himself anyway.
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Angel:
Done, though never identified as such, in the case of Sahjhan and Connor. Sahjan read a prophecy that Angel's son would grow up and kill him. He tried to get rid of him by sealing him in an inescapable Hell Dimension, where time moved faster so that after only a few weeks on earth, Connor would have died of old age there. He escaped grown up, a few days later, and killed him a year on earth after that. Additionally, because of his meddling, he spent the intervening time locked in an urn.
The false prophecy that Angel would kill Connor that prompted Wesley to kidnap then infant Connor from Angel in the first place is also an example. The kidnapping was the event that triggered the tragic chain of events that made up most of season 4, culminating in Angel killing Connor to save a bunch of hostages. Thanks to a Deal with the Devil, Connor came back. In short, Sahjahn's meddling to try and avoid his fate created the circumstances that led to his fate being fulfilled.
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The Folk of the Air:
Dain is told that if his child lives, he will never be king. Attempting to murder his unborn child by poisoning the mother succeeds in killing only the mother. The child ends up in the hands of Madoc who, having his hands on a secret member of the royal family and aware of Dain’s depravity, decides to shift loyalties, resulting in Dain’s murder just as he was about to be king.
Jude’s mother is told that her child would alter the fate of the faerie world. Thinking it to be about Vivienne, she fakes her death and flees back to the mortal world. It’s suggested that the prophecy was actually about Jude, who was only born because her mother ran away from Madoc and remarried a human.
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The Talmud (Berachos 56-57) speaks at length about dreams and whether or not they can predict the future. Many of the opinions contradict each other, unsurprisingly, but a popular opinion is that interpreting the dream actually causes your prediction to happen. To that end, it proceeds to give a Long List of different ways to interpret dreams, almost all of which are positive.
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Done 'spectacularly' in Opifex's The Storm Dragons series, a fan fiction series based on the Inheritance Cycle world. Most Elves and Dragons know a legend about a black dragon born during a storm that will cause a great deal of evil for the world. Both races attempt to kill the black dragon Ravana, but not only does he prove himself extremely hard to kill, but their attempts to do so drive him over the edge of insanity when he realizes every living thing is his enemy, turning him into exactly the kind of vengeful and murderous creature that the prophecy spoke about.
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The Simpsons:
One episode regarded a tapestry that predicted everything that would ever happen to it. When one of Homer's ancestors discovered this, he saw that the tapestry depicted him eating it, so he ate it.
The Treehouse of Horror segment "The Ned Zone" has Ned gaining the ability to foresee people's deaths. When he foresaw himself shooting Homer to death, he at first successfully changed the fate... only for him to foresee Homer killing everyone via a nuclear explosion at the power plant. Ned then tries to shoot Homer to prevent this, but inadvertently causes the explosion himself anyway.
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The main storylines of Guild Wars: Prophecies involved this to some extent. The Mursaat killed the Chosen in an attempt to prevent the release of the Titans, which would lead to their destruction. The players, who were also Chosen, resisted the Mursaat and ultimately freed the Titans.
In the second campaign, Factions, a fortune teller who had given him several true prophecies warned Shiro the Emperor would kill him. At first disbelieving, fear of death finally drove him to kill the Emperor, only to be killed in retaliation for the seeming assassination. Later retconned as a deliberate ploy by Abaddon to convert Shirou into one of his generals.
A Canthan New Year quest involves a man who received a reading from a fortune teller that "something terrible will befall" him in the next year. Seeking to avert the prophecy, he contacts a local mystic, who has a ritual to reverse fortune. Unfortunately, the ritual involves submerging his head in water, and he drowns.
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Subverted in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Cesare predicts that Alan has until dawn to live, and then goes and ensures the accuracy of his prediction. With a knife.
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In Unexpected Surprise, Emma used to have dreams about sitting on the roof with her daddy who just saved her from something. Therefore, she constantly tries to get to the roof. During one of the attempts, she almost falls before Adrien grabs her and gets them both to the roof.
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iCarly: If Carly/Freddie isn't revisited, then Sam's insistence that Carly's feelings for Freddie weren't real would become one. Sam tells Freddie Carly's feelings aren't real. Freddie breaks up with Carly because of Sam's thoughts. This stops any chance of Carly's feelings being allowed to blossom or fail on their own. Instead, Carly's feelings end immediately due to rejection and Freddie's explanation of Sam's potentially mistaken logic. Those feelings never return. Everyone believes Sam was correct. Carly never loved Freddie. Sam saying that Carly's feelings aren't real creates the situation that eventually results in everyone believing that Carly's feelings weren't real thus creating this trope.
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Unlike most examples, The Matrix series as a whole justifies this trope in that those prophesied about actually WANT to fulfill the prophecies made by the Oracle. Also further justified in that the Oracle may SEE the future, but she usually doesn't TELL the future. That is, she doesn't tell the Zionites what the future actually holds. She just tells them what they need to hear in order for that future to come about. Of course, the Oracle was a memetic program designed to understand and manipulate human emotions. Go figure.
The Oracle tells Neo not to worry about the vase. Neo turns around to see what vase she's talking about, and in the process knocks it over. Then she tells him to wonder about if he still would have broken it if she hadn't said anything.
Trinity said that the Oracle had told her she, Trinity, would fall in love with the guy who was the One from the prophecies. When Trinity fell in love with Neo, she used this to justify her belief that Neo was the One. But maybe she only fell in love with him because she thought he was the One? She was so fixated on the idea of the prophecy that she was unable to fall in love with anyone else, but once Morpheus announced Neo as The Chosen One, Trinity wanted desperately to believe in it. The shooting script actually included additional lines about Morpheus finding other "Ones" before, who all died (hence why Cypher tells Neo not to screw with Agents as others did and just run) and Trinity whispering to Neo that she knows he IS The One, because she had a feeling about him she did not have about others.
When Neo asked the Oracle if he was the One the first time he met her and she told him "No, not in this life", she was speaking the truth. He wasn't. Not at that point in time, anyway. This may also count as an inversion when her telling Neo that Morpheus would die for mistakenly believing Neo was the One unless Neo did something about it eventually led to Neo dying, and getting resurrected in a blatant Christian metaphor, and at THAT point he becomes the One. And, of course, gets himself crucified a few films later.
However, it's subverted when Neo, the Messianic Archetype "prophesied" by the Machines to perpetuate a cycle of death and rebirth of Zion that had repeated several times before, rebelled against the prophecy and later broke the cycle with the unwitting help of Smith. Then double subverted at the end when the Architect suggests that she planned all of it, thus the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy came about by just not telling Neo the real prophecy.
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Heroes is full of these.
Isaac Mendez' comic book 9th Wonders, which depicts Hiro and Ando doing things like renting a car... and after Hiro finds the comic, he follows it to the letter, because he is shown doing it in the comic; but Isaac had only drawn it that way because he had seen Hiro in his visions of the future.
Before that, he reads a comic in which he saves a little girl. He does, but only after putting her in danger in the first place.
Even Sylar, after he steals Isaac's precognition power, does things like killing Ted and impersonating Nathan to get the presidency solely because he had painted himself doing it.
In "1961", a young Angela speaks with the young Company Founders about 7 dream, in which they form a company, and of the horrible things they will do to protect the secret, and of how it's a necessary evil. She declares these things in a manner which suggests the idea of using the information from her prophetic dreams to help avoid, or prevent, exactly this type of thing from having to happen at all never occurred to her.
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Breath of Fire IV has a version of this in that Fou-lu (who was his own empire's King in the Mountain) is promoted as the "Dragon of Doom who will destroy the empire" among the soldiers of the empire he founded. This is done explicitly by the empire as they have no intention of giving the throne back to the God-Emperor they summoned 600 years ago. After being the target of multiple and increasingly extreme efforts by his nation to kill him, Fou-lu finally snaps when a woman who rescued him from a previous attempt at deicide and who developed a romantic relationship with him is tortured and ultimately used as the warhead in a Curse Nuke specifically because of her connection with him... causing the whole "Dragon of Doom" thing to become a self-fulfilling prophecy as he decides that Humans Are the Real Monsters and that the best course of action is to Kill 'Em All.
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Happens in Home and Away when Miles is told by a young and apparently psychic girl who was either a hallucination or a ghost that only he could see that he will die if he falls asleep. He spends several days not sleeping, eventually collapsing from exhaustion on his desk. If he hadn't been woken up a few minutes later and walked away from his desk, he would have been decapitated by a falling ceiling fan.
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The events of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode "Timing is Everything" implies that the events of the series up to that point are a result of this. The Utrom Shredder, after his first initial battle with Turtles, travels to the year 2105, where the Turtles and Splinter are currently stuck as a result of a time travel mishap with the time window. He and his army attempt to take the technology, only to start getting their asses kicked all over the place. The initial battle had it take all four turtles and Splinter in order to defeat the Utrom Shredder; in this battle, three of the turtles and Splinter trounce his army while Leo beats him down easily, before kicking him back to his own time, but not before Raph reveals that they had defeated him already. This event is implied to be the reason why the Shredder became so ruthless after his first defeat, which would cause the events of the next four seasons, facilitating said defeat.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012): The four-part Monster Arc of the fifth season involves Savanti Romero traveling through time and assembling an army of monsters to take over the world, starting with New York. Renet arrives and takes the Turtles back in time to stop Savanti from doing so, but throughout the arc, their efforts end up only helping him:
In "The Curse of Savanti Romero," they go back to Ancient Egypt to prevent him from taking control of a mummified pharaoh, but end up not only leading Savanti right to the pharaoh's tomb but activating the mummy's curse.
In "The Crypt of Dracula," they go to Transylvania and get assistance from Vulko and Esmeralda, a Gypsy father-and-daughter duo, in stopping Savanti from recruiting Dracula. In the process, Raph gets bitten by Dracula and turns against his brothers, and Savanti manages to get control of not only Dracula but Vulko, who's revealed to be a werewolf; before he leaves Transylvania, he even gloats that he's gotten everything he wanted to get and more.
In "The Frankenstein Experiment," Donnie decides to help Dr. Frankenstein complete his experiment with the ulterior motive of collecting synthetic blood to Find the Cure! for Raph; all he ends up accomplishing is enabling Savanti to add the monster to his ranks.
All in all, when they return to New York in "Monsters Among Us!", the group is able to tell right away that their efforts to stop Savanti in the past were All for Nothing; as Leo notes, if anything, the streets are infested with even more monsters than there were before they left.
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Justice League Unlimited's Project Cadmus arc is all about averting a Superhero-Government war that happened in an Alternate Universe. Lex Luthor and Brainiac take full advantage of the paranoia to trigger one. Even those actions taken by Cadmus without Luthor's overt involvement (Waller claims, and believed he was mainly a source of income) contributes to the scenario at the end of the arc.
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In the 500th Episode of Atop the Fourth Wall, Linkara tried to prevent the Bad Future caused by Brother Eye by calling the person who created it, Welshy, and apologizing for never finishing their crossover review. At first, it seems to work as the evil future Welshy disappears, but Linkara forgot to hang up the phone, causing Welshy to realize the alterior motive of Linkara's apology. He swears to get revenge for Linkara's actions, almost certainly resulting in the future Linkara was trying to prevent.
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Naruto:
The eldest LITERAL frog sage gave a prophecy that Jiraiya would travel the world to write a book, meet a boy with power in his eyes, and train the one who would change the world for the better. Thing is, this prophecy only ever got anywhere because the sage TOLD Jiraiya about it in the first place.
The Second Hokage thought that the Uchiha would betray Konoha and wanted to protect the village. So he ostracizes the Uchiha clan from the start of his reign and treated them worse then he should have. His treatment of them led to the attempted coup, since his treatment was passed down (though to be fair he is a lot less to blame in this event compared with the next example.)
Madara Uchiha. After the village was founded, Madara feared that the Senju clan would eventually eliminate the Uchiha Clan, and tried to get them to break ties with the village. While this did happen eventually, it was largely because Madara's own disciple (Obito) attacked the village with the nine tails and framed the Uchiha Clan for it, leading to more discrimination against the clan and the eventually leading them to plan a coup. That in turn leads to a massacre in which said pupil directly participated.
While he was partly manipulated by Danzo Shimura, Hanzo of the Salamander's undoing was the result of this. He was paranoiac that Yahiko, Nagato and Konan were gaining power and influence with Akatsuki, and he feared they would try to topple him and take over Amegakure. So he lures them into a trap that results in Yahiko's death and Nagato crippled, but not before he unleashes a Roaring Rampage of Revenge that kills almost everyone in sight. Hanzo escapes, but his actions gave Nagato the push he needed for his Start of Darkness and become Pain, and a pretty big reason to kill Hanzo and take over Amegakure years later.
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In The Outer Limits (1995) episode "Breaking Point", a scientist invents a Time Machine, which he uses to travel several days into the future. There, he sees his wife, who has been shot. When he returns to his own time, he desperately tries to convince everyone that he really did travel to the future, only to have everyone think him crazy (doesn't help that the time shift apparently has some nasty side effects, such as actually turning him crazy). In the end, he ends up accidentally shooting his wife while trying to stop her from leaving him. In a twist, he decides to prevent her death by ensuring that they never meet in the first place, so he travels back to the day they met and shoots his younger self. Both versions of him die. Unfortunately, fate doesn't like to be cheated - his future wife was planning on killing herself that day, and only meeting his past self kept her from taking the pills.
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In Community episode "Debate 109" Shirley comes in to tell Jeff and Annie about the crazy idea Abed had that they would kiss. Thus giving Annie the thought to use this as a ploy to win a round of debate.
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Office Space: Tom Smykowski's prediction that he'll lose his job; since he apparently spent more time worrying about getting fired instead of preparing for the interview with the Bobs that he knew was coming, he's a nervous, sweaty wreck by the time he's in front of them and completely falls apart after a few questions that really shouldn't have been that difficult to answer. Needless to say, the Bobs assume his job isn't that important and can him.
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Harry Potter is built around one, as explained by Dumbledore in book six:
Voldemort hears half of a prophecy about a boy about to be born who will be his nemesis. With two possible choices, Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom, he chooses Harry, but in the process of trying to kill him, gives him both the power to defy him and a reason to. What's the best way to turn an otherwise unimportant young wizard into your mortal enemy who's well-equipped to defeat you? Well, murdering his parents and spending the better part of a decade sticking him in convoluted death traps is not a bad start. What's more, Dumbledore hints that not all prophecies have to be fulfilled. The only reason Harry is going to fulfill the prophecy is that he would never rest until Voldemort was dead, and the same goes for Voldemort. The only way to avoid it coming true is if they both stop, which certainly won't happen. Worth noting, the prophecy only actually says that one of the two (Voldemort, Harry) will kill the other. Since Harry was a baby at the time Voldemort heard it, striking immediately seemed to make sense. Voldy really should have put more thought into it, though. JK Rowling has said that had the roles been reversed, Neville would have been just as capable of walking the same path Harry did. There was a third option available to Voldemort, but it was one that his ego and paranoia would've never allowed him to take even had he been aware of it: do nothing. That would've resulted in neither Harry nor Neville being "marked as the Dark Lord's equal" and gaining the power to defeat him.
Played for laughs with some of Trelawney's "predictions". The first time we see her, in the third book, she asks Neville to use one of the blue cups for tea-leaves-reading after he breaks his first one. Neville, already nervous at the best of time, promptly breaks the first cup he uses. She ends the lesson by telling him he'll be late next time, "so mind you work extra hard to catch up". Hermione believes this is why people die when they see "the Grim"; since it's believed to be an omen of Death, many people get so scared to see it that they die of fright.
A similar example is mentioned in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; The Augurey's mournful cry was once believed to foretell the death of whoever heard it (in reality, they were predicting rain). The entry goes on to mention how several wizards suffered fatal fear-based heart attacks after hearing an unseen Augurey's cry.
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From Trigun, there's Vash's reputation as the Humanoid Typhoon, who causes death and destruction wherever he goes. The bounty was put on his head to prevent any more destruction but caused overzealous bounty hunters with no care for collateral damage to converge on him and cause even more destruction.
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In Castle in the Air, Flower-In-the-Night's father locked her up since her birth, after hearing a prophecy that the first man she sees will become her husband. If he hadn't done that, she would have never met the main protagonist Abdullah ...
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Discussed in The Headhunt. Tess Phohl notes that a good part of the reason so many genetic augments turn bad is that the Federation treats them like crap, whereas "folks like the Mottas actually appreciate them." Hence people hate Augments, hence more of them turn bad.
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In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Frieza's empire has been falling apart without him, and while not happy with the idea, his minions use the Dragon Balls to bring him Back from the Dead because they see Frieza's fear factor as the only way to restore it to its former glory. Instead of going back to rule his empire as they expected, Frieza throws it all away for the sake of petty revenge on Goku, only to get himself killed and his entire army destroyed; by bringing him back to life, Frieza's minions ensured the destruction of his empire, the very thing they wanted to prevent.
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Used in Red vs. Blue where Church attempts to stop a whole lot of bad things that happened in Blood Gulch, only to cause most of them.
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In the first edition of Aberrant, a secret subdivision of Project Proteus fears that the superhuman novas will eventually either enslave baseline humanity on purpose or simply render them extinct in some fashion. To counter this, they slip sterilizing agents into the drugs that all novas recruited by Project Proteus are fed in order to help them control their powers, and assassinate any novas that either learn about this, seem to powerful, or have powers that could counteract their sterilization project. Naturally, when this inevitably comes out, it provokes so much outrage and fear amongst the novas that it triggers a full-fledged supers vs. baseline race war.
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In Sex And Death 101, Roderick gets a list of all the sexual partners he will ever have in his lifetime. Reading the list causes him to break up with his fiance and seek out the other women. He resigns himself to doing what the list says, at one point having sex with a crazy homeless woman and a man just because it says he will.
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Animaniacs: In the episode "Taming of the Screwy," Mr. Plotz is holding a banquet for foreign investors, and said investors want to meet all of the workers at the Warner Bros. studio, including Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. Under his orders, Dr. Scratchansniff manages to convince the Warners to keep their lunacy under control so they can attend the banquet... only for Mr. Plotz to force them out of the banquet regardless because he doesn't trust them not to screw things up. Snubbed and insulted, the Warners return to the banquet and ruin it in their usual Karmic Trickster fashion. In a nutshell, if Mr. Plotz had just let them stay since they were behaving, the entire thing would have gone off without a hitch.
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In Dog Days, Leonmichelle's attempts to stop the foretold deaths of Milhiore and Shinku ends up summoning the beast that will presumably kill them.
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Gendo Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion abandons his son, Shinji, because he believes that he will be a bad parent and only end up hurting Shinji. The irony of course, is that with his abandonment, he ends up giving Shinji one of his deepest emotional scars. Funnily enough, Shinji does something similar; he desperately wants human affection, but alienates all the people who try to help him because he refuses to believe they care about him.
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Whateley Universe: Whateley Academy student Semiramis Vesmarran's Code Name, Sahar, is Arabic for 'the evil eye'; her main ability is the power to psychically impress a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Doom on a target's mind, causing them to act as if they are cursed and draw disaster upon themselves accordingly.
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In Super Paper Mario, Count Bleck learns from the Dark Prognosticus that the Chaos Heart will be born when Bowser and Princess Peach are married, so he makes that happen.
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That story is played with in Discworld when Death runs into Rincewind and tells him they have an appointment in another city and asks Rincewind to please hurry and go there, even offering to lend him his horse. Rincewind refuses. Of course, it was the same city Rincewind was planning to run to in the first place, making it a sort of accidentally self-defeating prophecy.
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The theme of "Oh No!" by Marina & the Diamonds:
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The Licanius Trilogy: Given that this story has both prophecy and time-travel as major components of the plot, this trope comes up a lot.
In the first book, the Augur Kol has a vision that he will be killed by Scyner. Upon meeting Scyner, he promptly attacks and Scyner kills him in self-defense.
When he was still a youth, Gassandrid's home city was destroyed by an unknown catastrophe. Millennia later, he attempted to travel back in time and prevent this, only for the backlash from his malfunctioning time travel attempt to cause that very catastrophe.
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In The Backwater Gospel, the coming of The Undertaker always signifies that someone will die. In the end it's the townsfolk's fear of him and desire to survive at all costs that turns the town on itself, causing the people to viciously massacre each other and bring upon the deaths The Undertaker's coming augured.
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There are several of these in World of Warcraft, most notably the prophecy Velen made about M'uru, the Naaru Kael'thas stole from Tempest Keep. He prophesied that M'uru would be stolen, tortured, and enslaved, but it would lead, in the end, to the redemption of an entire race, adding even more Light warriors to Velen's army of the Light that he ALSO prophesied would be the end of the Burning Legion. A powerful, godlike being went willingly into torturous enslavement ONLY because Velen saw it. If Velen had never had the vision, the blood elves would never be redeemed. Arthas heard about Tirion being so powerful and an unstoppable force of the Light that he started to fear a confrontation with a Tirion at full power, so he attacked only when Tirion's army at the Battle of Light's Hope Chapel was defeated by his Death Knights, which lead to the redemption of Darion Mograine and a few other Death Knights, as well as giving Tirion possession of the EXACT WEAPON he needed to kill Arthas: the Purified Ashbringer. The Ashbringer rejected Darion ONLY because he was in close proximity to Tirion as well. If Arthas had never sent Darion to kill Tirion, the sword would never have switched allegiances and been purified to become the only weapon capable of defeating the Lich King.
Velen sharing his vision of the gift of Sargeras with his two brothers, Kil'jaeden and Archimonde. One could argue that this didn't do anything at all, but...perhaps KJ/Archi LIKED the future Velen showed them so much that they totally ignored the fact that it would turn them into the greatest monsters in the universe. KJ is a genius, so perhaps he thought he could escape the bad parts of the future, while Archi was arrogant and likely thought no one could challenge him once he accepted Sargeras' gift. Kil'jaeden is RIGHT. He has never been killed and eventually took over leadership of the Burning Legion once Sargeras was disposed of. He was merely punted back to where he came from after his defeat at the Sunwell. Archimonde was killed off by WISPS, quite possibly the weakest creatures in Azeroth, after assaulting the World Tree.
The Hour of Twilight; that is, the Old Gods being released due to the dragon Deathwing's efforts, and wiping out all life on Azeroth. The titan who empowered the Dragon Aspects had a vague vision of the event and created the Aspects specifically to stop it(without telling them). The thing is that the Hour of Twilight could never have happened if not for Deathwing, who was one of the Aspects.
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Final Fantasy Mystic Quest starts with the main character being roped into helping fulfill a prophecy that states that a knight will defeat the four Vile Evils and drive the darkness from the land. Upon doing so and marching right up to the Big Bad to finish the job, he reveals that he himself invented that prophecy out of whole cloth for reasons unknown, right before the player goes on to fulfill it anyway.
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Kung Fu Panda 2 has the Genocide Backfire version: Lord Shen hears that he will be defeated by a "warrior of black and white", so he destroys the panda village in the area. This act eventually causes baby Po to be sent to the Valley of Peace, which allows him to become the Dragon Warrior and get the training he would need to fulfill his destiny.
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In an episode of Early Edition, Gary's "selfish" counterpart (who used the paper at least partially for his own gain) accidentally ruined the stock pricing of a (very) small computer company (three or five people) by selling all of their stock that he owned when the paper said they were going to crash.
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Xena: Warrior Princess:
Subverted in one episode in which a particular child is destined to take a king's throne, and the obligatory evil councilor tries to use the prophecy to start a civil war which will put the baby on the throne and himself in place as regent. Eventually, the king marries the baby's mother, and so the prophecy is fulfilled: The baby is now heir to his father's throne.
Callisto's parents were killed during Xena's reign of terror, so she naturally assumed that Xena or one of her soldiers killed her folks. After she became a goddess, she accidentally ended up in her old village on the day of the attack. While trying to protect her mother and her younger self, she accidentally kills her father and is forced to kill her mother in self-defense. Of course, by the end of the episode, Iolaus went back and changed history so that Callisto never went back to that day, so said SFP never actually happened...
It has been prophesied that Xena's child would cause the doom of the Greek gods. They decide to kill the child, their attacks on her and Xena leading to their doom. The gods have immortality and the ability to teleport. For all her abilities, Xena had neither of these. They would have been just fine if they'd stayed away. Ares explicitly noted this trope in "Amphipolis Under Siege" when appealing to Athena to just let it go. He even offered to simply take Xena and the baby to another realm far away from the Olympians. Athena refused to listen. Ultimately, Ares and Aphrodite (who refused to go after Xena and her baby) are the only gods shown surviving the experience.
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Jade of Homestuck has some semi-precognitive abilities, and ends up creating one of these. She sees a vision of Dream!John crying in the future— then, presumably, being confronted by Jack Noir. So she prepares a birthday present — a collection of high-level weapons — to protect him against Jack. Said gift falls into Jack's hands first, who uses it to launch his rise to power, causing the scene which prompted her to send the present in the first place.
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In Star Trek (2009), Nero boasts that James T. Kirk will never become the hero that history remembered him as because Nero would kill him first like he did his father. Ironically, Nero's deeds are PRECISELY what leads to Kirk becoming a hero; in fact, he might've accelerated it!
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Invoked in a round-about way in Kamen Rider Ryuki. Miyuki Tezuka, a fortuneteller, predicts that he will be the next Rider to die in the Rider War. This is a lie. The next Rider that he predicts would die was, in fact, Shinji Kido, the protagonist of the series and the only other Rider besides Miyuki who wants to stop the Rider War. When both Riders are attacked by Takeshi Asakura, Miyuki takes a lethal blow intended for Shinji and ends up fulfilling the fake prophecy as a result.
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The Twilight Zone (1959):
In "A Most Unusual Camera", when Chester Diedrich and Woodward begin fighting over the camera that can predict the future, Chester accidentally takes a photograph. It shows Paula, Chester's wife and Woodward's sister, screaming. Chester and Woodward each conclude that Paula is screaming because the other tried to kill him. The two of them fall out the window to their deaths while fighting, causing Paula to scream. When the crooked waiter Pierre comes up to their hotel suite to blackmail Paula, he notices that the photograph has more than two bodies. Paula rushes over to the window to see and trips on the carpet, falling to her death. Pierre then notices that there is a fourth body in the photograph and falls out the window himself.
In "No Time Like the Past", after traveling back in time to Homeville, Indiana on July 3, 1881, Paul Driscoll recalls that the schoolhouse is going to burn down as a result of a kerosene lantern falling off a passing wagon and twelve children will be badly injured. He vows not to make any efforts to change history as previous attempts to Set Right What Once Went Wrong all ended in failure. However, when the time comes, he tries to unhitch the horses from the wagon carrying the kerosene lantern. In the process, he frightens the horses, causing the kerosene to fall off the wagon and start the fire that burns down the schoolhouse.
The same twist happens in the episode "Back There". A man travels back in time and tries to warn people of Lincoln's assassination. Unbeknownst to the man, one of the people he tells about it is John Wilkes Booth, who gets the idea from him.
In "What's in the Box", Joe Britt, who has a tempestuous relationship with his wife Phyllis, begins to see his past, present and future on his recently repaired television. A vision of the future shows Joe killing Phyllis in a fight. When Joe attempts to reconcile with Phyllis, she spurns him. Angered by this and another vision of the future showing him being sent to the electric chair, Joe kills Phyllis, just as he saw himself do on television. He is then arrested by the police.
In "The Mirror", a successful South American revolutionary leader is told by the dictator he is replacing that his mirror is enchanted and he will see in it the face of the man who will assassinate him. The new ruler begins imagining that he sees the faces of his allies and one by one he has them executed, becoming as much of a blood-thirsty tyrant as the man he had fought against. Guilt-ridden, he looks into the mirror for the last time and realizes he is finally looking at his true murderer... and then kills himself.
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Overlord Zetta from Makai Kingdom receives a prophecy from an oracle that his Netherworld will be destroyed. In an attempt to Screw Destiny, Zetta hunts down and consults the 'sacred tome' - a book in which "everything pertaining to his Netherworld" is recorded - only to find that it states that his own stupidity has doomed the Netherworld. Insulted, Zetta responds by burning the book to a crisp, consequently un-recording the whole Netherworld in the process and fulfilling the prophecy.
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On 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dick became paranoid that the Chancellor had it in for Mary. He then talked Mary into thinking so as well and accidentally got her arrested. At the end of the episode, he described what happened:
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The Order of the Stick:
Durkon has one of these in his background. He's going to cause bad things to happen when next he returns to the dwarven kingdoms, so his boss (High Priest Hurak) send him away without telling him why, and tell him never to return. But he would never have really been able to return if he hadn't left. (Handwaved when Hurak pointed out the possibility of him buying groceries or somesuch.) The kobold Oracle has prophesized that he WILL return home... albeit posthumously. This begins to make sense after he becomes vampirized by the Linear Guild, foreshadowing the first prophecy to come true. Notably, Hurak's successor, High Priestess Rubyrock, actually rescinded Durkon's exile as Hurak took the prophecy to his grave with him. However, the letter telling Durkon as such was eaten by the Monster in the Darkness when Team Evil attacked the Azure City Outpost where Miko Miyazaki was resting for a night.
The dwarven clerics lampshade this:
It later came to a head. The vampirized Durkon is the servant of Hel, who, by having Durkon attend the Godsmoot, where the Gods debate whether to destroy the world to stop the Snarl, plans to have the world destroyed. This will doom every dwarf to her domain, since according to the dwarven faith, all who die dishonourable deaths belong to Hel, and dying in the apocalypse carries no honour. Not only did kicking him out of his home mean that Durkon went adventuring, joined the Order and became a vampire. But also, according to the evil but free will-possessing vampire spirit controlling his body, the resentment he still carries against the dwarfs for exiling him means that the spirit, who was tailor-made for Durkon's soul, was willing to go along with the plan, while another spirit in another dwarf may not have.
The characters actually discuss this, wondering why Odin even gave his priest the prophecy, since it wouldn't have happened otherwise. They conclude that Odin foresaw Durkon needed to be part of the Order, which wouldn't have happened unless he was exiled. Thor also has a theory that it was a plan to get Durkon in the perfect position to stop the Snarl. Odin himself, though, is revealed to be a bit touched in the head and doesn't remember planning any of that, so it's anyone's guess whether he knew what he was doing.
Belkar kills the Oracle because the Oracle earlier told Belkar that he would kill someone from a short list of subjects (including the Oracle himself), and Belkar didn't actually get to kill any of them yet. The Oracle then tries to weasel out of the prophecy with a bunch of pretty lame Prophecy Twist ideas, all of which were lifted from the Epileptic Trees in the comic's forum. The actual answer was that Belkar would cause the death of any in that list of subjects, and when the Oracle said that Belkar did cause the death of most of the people in the list, Belkar just stabbed him.
Another Oracle-related one (well, what do you expect, with future-prediction?): the Test of the Heart, which one must undergo to reach the Oracle (a simple health check) was instituted after someone came in for a prediction, which was that they would have a heart attack right after being told they were going to have a heart attack.
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Digimon Adventure gives us Myotismon (Vamdemon in Japanese), who hears that the eighth Digidestined, who turns out to be Tai's sister Kari, will be the one to destroy him. So what does he do? He sends his legions of doom all over the place to hunt her down and destroy her. This causes him to fulfill his own prophetic demise in a few ways; first of all, Kari's partner is a member of the aforementioned legions of doom, so they never would've met if he hadn't called a hunting party. Secondly, by trying to destroy her, he caused the Heroic Sacrifice of Wizardmon, which triggers Kari's crest and digivolves Gatomon into Angewomon, who proceeds to One-Hit Kill him. Considering all the other Digimon couldn't do crap against him at that point, he could've conquered the world at his leisure if he hadn't tried to find her. The gravity of it only increases when you consider that without Angewomon, there is no WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon, so if by some miracle he had been brought down, his resurrection as VenomMyostismon would have gone off without a hitch and he would've curb stomped the entire world. Way to go, you moron.
Devimon did something similar by hearing the youngest of the kids will be the one to cause his death. He goes after TK, triggering Patamon's evolution into Angemon, who promptly performs a Heroic Sacrifice to kill Devimon.
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Minority Report plays it straight for most of its length, but subverts it near the end. Or more simply:
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Red Dwarf:
Cassandra, a supercomputer with the ability to predict the future with total accuracy tells Lister that he will end up destroying her. Lister walks into the room with the computer and gives a big speech on how he has his own free will, culminating in his refusal to destroy Cassandra. As he walks out, however, he sticks a piece of chewing gum on the wall, which falls on a lamp that then swings around into something, catapulting it into something else, until finally, a container full of liquid falls on Cassandra's wiring, destroying her. The look on her computerized face just before she shorts circuits is a weary "See?"
Earlier in the episode, "Rimmer" (actually a crew member wearing Rimmer's nametag) dies of a heart attack brought on by the stress of being told (by Cassandra) that he's going to die of a heart attack.
It's subverted when she predicts that Lister will murder Rimmer while the latter is making love to Kochanski. Cassandra fabricated it to trick Rimmer and Kochanski into doing it so she could get pre-emptive revenge on Lister.
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Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic: In "Fortune Kobold", Dame Gilda the Seer predicts another kobold's death. In the next strip, he gets beheaded because he was pursuing Gilda in anger.
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Chris and Cathy's incestuous love in Flowers in the Attic. The Grandmother wanted to prevent such a thing, but she actually pushed them together by locking them up for years, isolated from the rest of the world and other kids.
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About thirty years before the start of the Vorkosigan Saga, Mad Emperor Yuri became convinced that his relatives were planning to kill him and seize the throne for themselves. So he sent teams of assassins to kill all of his successors before they could strike. Those of his relatives who survived the attacks, along with their in-laws (Including the greatest warleader in the empire, General Count Piotr Vorkosigan, who did not take having his wife, daughter and oldest son murdered at the dinner table well) decided that they'd had enough of Yuri's insanity and launched a coup which resulted in his death.
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Fade:
All L's attempts to stop canon!Kira's rise with his own Death Note are fated to fail for one reason: L has already supplanted Light's place as Kira.
L deliberately keeps Light away from the Task Force so he won't turn them against L as he did in canon. It's a fruitless effort, as L manages to do that on his own with little to no involvement from Light.
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In American Dad! episode "Merlot Down Dirty Shame", Stan and Roger became friends in a previous Un-Installment, but after Roger kisses Francine while they're both drunk he becomes terrified that it'll destroy their newfound friendship. He goes to quite a few extremes to keep Stan from finding out about the kiss — culminating in him burying Francine alive to keep her from telling, and subsequently burying Stan alive when he finds out about this — which naturally pisses Stan off a lot more than a simple Accidental Kiss, and the episode ends with him beating Roger into a bloody pulp and taking away his "best buddies" necklace.
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The Last Jedi: Luke feared that his nephew, Ben Solo, would turn to the Dark Side, and so attempted to murder him in his sleep. He caught himself and changed his mind, but it was already too late. Ben woke up to see his uncle looming over him, lightsaber in hand, and so Ben attacked to defend himself, prompting his turn to the Dark Side and becoming Kylo Ren.
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In the X-Universe series, the Earth State is rabidly anti-AGI (even having an entire fleet dedicated to hunting down AGI producers) after their artificially intelligent terraforming fleet went haywire and started "terraforming" inhabited space stations and planets, nearly destroying human civilization. When Earth is reunited with its Lost Colony, the Argon Federation several centuries later, the Argon Federation doesn't show the same aversion to AGI testing that the Earth State shows. Therefore, Earth's United Space Command and AGI Task Force begins to implant spies into the Argon government to steer them away from reverse-engineering Xenon AGI. The Argon Federation finds out and is unsurprisingly very angry, then surprisingly, blows up the Earth's Torus Aeternal killing millions with de-orbiting debris, then declares war while intensify their AGI research to make up for the Terran technology being far in advance of anything possessed by the Argon. The Terrans begin to lose the war against the AGI Zerg Rushes and are pushed back to Earth, which is only saved by the Ancients shutting down the Portal Network to stop the genocide and to stop the spread of the now-uncontained Xenon fleets.
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In Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, Fei Wong Reed goes through a ridiculously complex Gambit Roulette to prevent Yuko's death from catching up with her, in the process creating two clones, then discarding them (essentially killing them). The woman he was trying to save then embraces her long-delayed death as payment to bring the two clones into the cycle of reincarnation. In other words, had he not tried to save Yuko, she never would have died. The real kicker is that, apparently, she and Clow planned all this. Even the characters are starting to get confused. And apparently they just set him off again because now he's just going to try again. A Stable Time Loop or something, it's really not very clear. Even the metaphorical screw is getting confused, really.
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Disney Ducks Comic Universe: In the 2003 Gyro Gearloose story "The Accidental Factor", a future telling device predicts a rampaging elephant ruining the mayor's parade. In order to prevent it, Gyro tracks the elephant down and tries to keep him in place with a large number of peanuts, but the animal goes crazy after the peanuts and causes the exact accident Gyro was trying to prevent.
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In Thor: Ragnarok, the eponymous prophecy of Asgard's destruction at Ragnarok couldn't have been fulfilled if the heroes didn't know about it... because they actively invoked it to Summon Bigger Fish.
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The Umbrella Academy (2019) has three big examples with regards to the Apocalypse:
Reginald knew about the apocalypse in advance, and killed himself to give his children a reason to reform the team and work together to stop it. However, his death leads to Klaus using his return to the Mansion as an excuse to raid Hargreeve's office for items to pawn for drug money. One of those items was an ornate box in the desk possessing a notebook, which Klaus threw in a dumpster on his way to the pawn shop. This leads to Leonard finding the notebook, which leads to Leonard finding out about Vanya's dormant powers and how they can be awoken, which becomes a direct cause of the apocalypse.
When the Hargreeves siblings learn about the impending apocalypse, they start working together to prevent it. However, in the process, they alienate and belittle Vanya, on the grounds that because she lacks a superpower and was never part of the Super Family Team to begin with, she'd just get in the way if she tried to help. Turns out she does have powers, and those powers - combined with her fragmented mental state, caused by the abuse she suffered from her family and her new boyfriend (who's only dating her to exploit said powers) - are what cause the apocalypse.
Why did Sir Hargreeves and Pogo force Vanya to take antidepressants to suppress her powers as a child then eventually brainwashed her to forget she even had them? Because Hargreeves deemed Vanya's powers too dangerous for her to control. This is the same reason why Luther decides to lock up Vanya in a soundproof cell despite seeing her clear distress over what's happening and despite the protests of the other siblings. Vanya discovering the power suppression, combined with the abuse her family always doled on her because of being "normal" and Luther's bone-headed decisions results in her snapping, murdering Pogo, destroying the Hargreeves Mansion, and becoming the Apocalypse Maiden. The kicker? Vanya's superpowers are tied directly to her emotions and mental state; if she wasn't constantly emotionally abused throughout her life and if Luther actually comforted her instead of treating her like their father did, the destruction her powers brought forth when they reawoke wouldn't have been as devastating as it was, and she could have learned how to control them in due time.
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Subverted unusually in the Smallville Christmas Episode "Lexmas". Lex dreams about a "perfect" future in which he is married to Lana, while Clark is married to Chloe. He is on excellent terms with everyone, even Jonathan Kent, who has become senator when Lex made the choice to drop out. Jonathan even said Lex is the finest man he ever met. Lex's mother's ghost tells him this could be reality if he makes the right choices. Unfortunately, dream Lana dies delivering his second child. Lex wakes up and decides the only way to stop that is to have money and power, so he starts the smear campaign against Jonathan, tragically missing the point that his decision of not dropping out means all the happiness he felt would become nothing.
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Mr. Casaubon's posthumous attempt in Middlemarch to prevent his widow, Dorothea, from marrying Will Ladislaw using a codicil in his will that removes her inheritance if she does so. At the time of Casaubon's death, they have no serious involvement and certainly no plans to marry, but Dorothea's sense of injustice helps to attract her to Will, and in fact, her money is one of the things standing in the way of the relationship...
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Zera of Litchi Hikari Club is told by a fortune-teller that he will either rule the world at the age of 30 or die at the age of 14. In his desperate rush to achieve the former, he ends up bringing about the latter. Commencing the final step of his plan on the night of his 14th birthday was a tremendously bad idea, but by that point, he'd gone mad with paranoia.
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People who claim to be psychics run off this. They hope that if they tell you something will happen under certain circumstances, you'll enforce those circumstances on your own. If they tell you "You will meet your future spouse while wearing red shoes," they hope that you'll wear red shoes all the time (especially since if you're asking a psychic, you're likely a little desperate), so when you inevitably meet someone, the "prediction" comes true. Similarly, if you ask about, say, having a baby, that implies you're stressed about it (stress can make it harder to conceive). They hope that if they tell you you're going to have a baby soon, that'll reduce your stress levels, possibly encourage you to "try" more, and increase the odds that you will have a baby.
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The Flash: Eobard Thawne was obsessed with superheroes in the 26th century when everyone has forgotten about them. Mainly the Flash (Barry Allen). Studying him to the point of knowing every recorded detail on his life, successfully replicated the experiment that gave Flash his powers, and traveled back in time to become The Flash’s sidekick and best friend. Except in the Flash museum he saw an entry on Professor Zoom, a psychopath who was bent on destroying Barry and everything he loved. His identity? Eobard Thawne! Angry, he did what we all would've done: Ran further into the past to kill Barry's mother and frame his father. Constantly bullying the young Flash through the time barrier in the most petty ways imaginable note Tripping him down stairs, letting his dog out on the street so it can run away, blowing out his birthday candles before he could, making kids think he was weird in school before becoming a full blown supervillain.
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During the final season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Chancellor Gowron becomes convinced that General Martok will try to kill him and take control of the Klingon Empire (and he couldn't be more wrong, as Martok is unquestionably loyal to Gowron and the Empire). This prompts Gowron to send Martok on a series of ill-fated missions meant to get him killed or disgraced to the point where he'll no longer be a threat. When Martok's blood brother Worf figures out what's going on, he challenges and kills Gowron, and immediately passes the chancellorship to a very reluctant Martok.
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In Kingdom Hearts χ, the leaders of the five Unions, the Foretellers, try their best to prevent the events written in the Book of Prophecies written by their Master, detailing a Keyblade War and darkness devouring the light, from coming to pass. However, with the idea of a traitor in their midst, one of them having information he was instructed not to divulge to the others, and each of the Foretellers making rash decisions in regards to their roles given to them by their Master, misunderstandings led to a major rift between all five of them. With mistrust in one another, they all decided to collect Lux to keep the balance of power, until the inevitable battle between the Unions and the prophecy fulfilled. If the Master hadn't written the Book of Prophecies and given it to them in the first place, they likely wouldn't have put themselves in the situation that led to the Keyblade War. This is not helped by the fact that the Master's unpredictable mannerism, eccentric nature, and sometimes questionable logic all give the impression that he may have been deliberately manipulating his students into fulfilling his own Prophecy.
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The bank insolvency example was mentioned in Sneakers.
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Kung Fu Panda has the Old Master Oogway warning that he had a premonition that the villainous Tai Lung will escape his prison. Master Shifu has a bird messenger sent to the prison to increase the security; when he gets there, he inadvertently provides the essential element (a feather, used as a lockpick) that puts Oogway's premonition in motion and lets Tai Lung escape. Oogway even tries to warn Shifu of this possibility before the fact.
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Then there's King Croesus, who was told that if he attacked his neighbor, a great empire would fall. Think about that for a moment — obviously, it's going to come true, since whichever empire lost the war would fall. Croesus just didn't consider that it might be his empire. This is lampshaded in The Cartoon History of the Universe's version, where Croesus' response is "What kind of answer is that?! I might as well flip a coin!" Also, when Croesus complained to Apollo and his oracle after his campaign turned out a disaster, he got the response: "You should have asked which empire instead of assuming that it would be Cyrus' empire that would fall." As a matter of fact, if people got an unsatisfactory answer from the oracle in Delphi they could ask for another one, and Croesus as a favoured benefactor of Delphi easily could have done just that.
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Mirabelle of The Kicks believes that she's not smart enough to pass her classes, so she doesn't even make an effort. This, naturally, results in the very failure she believed would happen. She finally breaks out of this routine in "Breakaway."
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In The Ten Commandments, Pharoah Rameses I on advice from his High Priest Jannes orders the massacre of all Hebrew babies born at the time predicted that a Hebrew male would grow up to deliver his slave nation from bondage. It does not work, as the one surviving male baby Moses is secretly adopted by the pharaoh's own daughter Bithia to actually grow up to make the prophecy come true.
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Nedroid does it
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Harminia from Gosick was told at age 6 that she would die when she was 26 years old. She killed the Elder/prophet, and framed Cordelia. Cordelia is exiled, leading to Victorique's birth, and subsequent return twenty years light to clear her mother's name. After Victorique reveals Harminia is the killer, she goes on a rampage, leading to her death.
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Mass Effect:
This is basically the quarian-geth conflict. Robot servants start asking their creators things like "Does this unit have a soul?" The creators panic, expecting the robots to rise up, and try to shut them down. Robots fight back, creators get kicked off their planet. Centuries later, most quarians - including their representative in your party - still maintain the geth would have turned on them anyway and wiping them out was the only option...until Legion shows up. The whole mess becomes even more ridiculous in the third game when it's revealed that the Geth didn't even try to fight back at first. They only initially fought to defend the Quarian minority who didn't want to shut them down from the other Quarians. The Quarians were always their own worst enemy. This "Morning War" became a cautionary tale to the other races, who took the exact wrong message from it and made this Self-Fulfilling Prophecy law throughout the galaxy. One sidequest in the first game involves an AI who self-destructs rather than talk to you, even if you try and negotiate.
The Reaper Cycle is the same situation writ large. The Precursors believed that an organics vs. Robot War was inevitable any time an organic species invented sentient A.I. To solve this, they creatednote or rather, they created the Catalyst who created the Reapers, giant sentient cyborgs who go around wiping out organic races every few million years, thus ensuring that an organics vs. Robot War IS inevitable. Ironically, the Golden Ending to the geth / quarian conflict suggests that organic/robotic peace IS possible.
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Over the Edge: Everything the parents do to crack down on their children's criminal tendencies only leads to even worse outbursts since they don't accept the fact that their interest in making in profit is what is burning them out. Carl, who is warned by his father to stay away from reform school, ends up there by the end of the movie. Mr. Sloan spells it out for Fred.
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You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter: Pinkie Pie explains the concept to Zeus, and later Cronos, and they realize the mistakes they've made as a result. This leads to a much happier ending for both. (Namely, they don't get killed by Kratos.)
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The Flash (2014):
The entire series occurs because, in the future, the Reverse Flash wishes to stop Flash from existing, so he travels back in time and kills Barry Allen's mother when he was a child, reasoning that Barry would be so traumatized by the event he'd never become a hero. Ironically, this incident is exactly what pushes Barry to become a police scientist obsessed with the paranormal, which is what ends up turning him into the Flash. To add insult to the injury and doubly apply this trope, since the Reverse Flash's powers work by piggybacking from those of Flash's, once he changes the future he loses this connection. So he's now forced to make Barry turn into the Flash even earlier, so he can get his powers back and return to his own time.
In the episode "Killer Frost", Caitlin is obsessed with finding Dr. Alchemy so he can remove her powers, as she's terrified of becoming a supervillain like her Earth-2 counterpart. Said obsession ends up fueling her Split-Personality Takeover, turning her into a supervillain.
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In Eureka Seven, Holland learned from Norbu 3 years ago prior to the series that whoever makes Eureka smile and happy is her destined partner, who turns out to be the protagonist Renton. Holland's efforts to deny their relationship and trying to win Eureka's favor only seeks to set up a chain of events that made Renton and Eureka officially into a couple. Holland even face palm on his efforts after his quarrel with Eureka in episode 26.
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Frozen has infant Elsa injure Anna with her magic. When their parents take her to the trolls, the head troll warns them that Elsa's magic could be devastating if not controlled, and emphasizes the threat to Anna if she gets hit in the heart with ice magic. The parent's response is to lock Elsa away, to teach her what a threat she is, and to repeatedly tell her to repress her feelings and her magic so she doesn't hurt anyone. This causes Elsa to develop severe anxiety and fear about her powers, which in turn mean she is no longer able to control them. As a result, not only does one of her panic attacks freeze all of Arendelle, but she also ended up accidentally striking her sister by her heart, the very thing that Elsa wanted to avoid in all her life.
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In Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure, Zeus's original order that the gods withdraw from the mortal world was Zeus's attempt to outwit a prophecy of his murder, which, eventually, wound up making it come true.
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In the Thunder Cats 2011 episode "Native Son", the Ancient Spirits decree the infant Tigra must die, because he will grow to be the spirits' enemy. To protect Tigra, Javan sends him away, where he is adopted by Claudis and raised by a culture that rejected the spirits of evil.
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Princess of the Blacks has an especially ironic example. Dumbledore, who in canon remarked that Voldemort's attempts to circumvent the prophecy caused it to come to fruition, fears a prophecy about one of the Potter twins "knowing only darkness" and possibly being the one to defeat Voldemort; so he sets out to have the appropriate twin permanently removed from the Magical World. Little Jen would spend four years in an abusive home before she was blinded and abandoned; she went on to grow up a child prostitute and become an immensely powerful Black Witch. Throughout the series, Dumbledore proves incapable of realizing that Jen's darkness is his own fault, instead believing that she was born evil.
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In Final Fantasy XIII-2, a civilization called Paddra, made prosperous by seeing the future, was clued in that their great city would meet its end by one of the seeress's prophecies. This prophecy divided the populace among those who were desperate to escape fate, those who would just accept the end, and those who were just driven mad by panic and despair. The ensuing civil war... brought about the very end of Paddra that was foreseen.
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Super Mario Bros.:
Kamek targets the newly born Mario brothers because of a prediction that the brothers will be trouble for the Koopas. However, he only managed to kidnap Baby Luigi, while Baby Mario ended up in the hands of the Yoshis. The Yoshis decide to help Baby Mario rescue his twin, which leads to the first defeat of then baby Bowser.
In Super Paper Mario, Count Bleck learns from the Dark Prognosticus that the Chaos Heart will be born when Bowser and Princess Peach are married, so he makes that happen.
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In The Chronicles of Riddick, Lord Marshal Zhylaw experiences Genocide Backfire when he kills off the entire Furyan Race to avoid death by one of their hands. Except he misses the infant who later became Riddick, who might not have even known or cared about Zhylaw's crimes if he didn't keep trying to kill Riddick and his friends. He actually missed two, and the other one saves Riddick's life. This part of Zhylaw's character is especially evident in the climax, where he is wounded while fighting Riddick before his second-in-command Vaako attempts to kill him and take his throne. Zhylaw uses his transportation ability to flee, but realizes too late that Riddick is waiting for him on the other end. Being forced to choose between dying at the hand of either Vaako or Riddick, he chooses the latter.
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In Caddyshack Al Czervik bets that Judge Smails will slice his drive into the woods. Despite claiming he never slices, this is enough to put the thought into his head, so he does indeed slice into the woods. Any avid golfer can tell you this happens all the time in Real Life.
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A few examples in Gargoyles:
Demona goes back in time from 1995 to 994 to warn her past self about the slaughter of her clan by the humans. This causes her past self to distrust the humans living in the castle, so she betrays them to the Vikings... who slaughter her clan after taking over the castle.
Prince (later King) Duncan was paranoid that his cousin Macbeth would try to claim the throne of Scotland, and this paranoia was exacerbated when the Weird Sisters prophesied that Macbeth would become king. So he attacked Macbeth, unsuccessfully, and Macbeth killed him and became king anyway. The catch is that Macbeth had no interest in becoming king and was loyal to Duncan, and he never would have killed Duncan if Duncan hadn't attacked him first.
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In Transformers: Prime, when Megatron discovers that his battle beast Predaking is intelligent and capable of transformation, he has his Decepticons destroy all Predacons that were being created to serve as his army, believing that Predaking might turn on against him. However, this ends up being the very thing that results in his betrayal; Predaking already swore Undying Loyalty to Megatron and had no intention to betray him, and once Ratchet reveals that Megatron deliberately allowed the Autobots to destroy his Predacons, he goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge to destroy Megatron.
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Girl Genius:
Baron Wulfenbach believes that Agatha is dangerous, and takes steps to neutralize her even though he knows that she hasn't actually done anything wrong yet. This makes his empire vulnerable both to Agatha, lone Sparks, Stormlords, and the Other. He ends up affected by a one-of-a-kind mind control device, loses the peace he so desperately fought to maintain, and eventually freezes himself in a timestop in Mechanicsburg with Agatha and most of the other dangerous players so that his son can clean up the mess he created. Unfortunately, this plan failed to contain the most dangerous of his enemies, but luckily Agatha managed to escape and helps save the world again.
A bit more of a literal one regarding the Storm King. Several hundred years ago, there was a prophecy that Europa would never see peace until the Storm King and the Heterodyne Girl were wed. The First Storm King ruined his kingdom searching for his lost bride, and the continent descended into chaos again. All that was left were the Knights of Jove, the Storm King's honor guard, who kept an eye on the royal line and talked about the "good old days." Then, when Klaus Wulfenbach put an end to the Long War for the first time in centuries, the Knights refused to acknowledge him and did everything they could to undermine him in favor of their chosen new Storm King.
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In Sun, Moon, and Talia, an older variant of Sleeping Beauty, wise men prophesy that Talia will be harmed by flax. Her father, therefore, bans it from the castle — which means Talia doesn't know what it is and finds it intriguing.
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Shakespeare's Henry IV also has this, in its own way. King Henry's refusal to ransom Mortimer under the fear that he might lead a rebellion eventually causes Hotspur to lead a rebellion of his own.
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
There was a great prophecy stating that a child of the "Big Three" (Zeus, Poseidon, Hades) would make a decision that will decide the fate of Olympus upon turning sixteen. Those three gods formed a pact to stop having children as a result, and to kill the ones they currently had before they turned sixteen. Suffice to say that if not for that pact Hades' lover Maria wouldn't have been killed, Hades wouldn't have cursed the Oracle, Luke's mother wouldn't have gone insane trying to become the new Oracle, Luke wouldn't have tried to bring back Kronos, and there would have been no decision for the kid in the prophecy to make in the first place.
It's implied that Luke's mother was driven mad from the visions of her son's rather unpleasant future. As mentioned above his mother's insanity drives Luke down the path of evil. This makes it a rare instance where merely viewing the prophecy made it come true without any actions being made to prevent it.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth revolves around this trope.
When the Witches greet Macbeth as the King of Scotland in the first act, it prompts him and his wife to plot to steal the throne from the rightful King after the Witches' earlier prophesy (that Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor) unexpectedly comes true.
When the Witches prophesy that Macbeth's friend Banquo will give birth to a line of kings, he tries to have Banquo and his son Fleance murdered so that it won't come true. He only succeeds with the first part, with Banquo ordering Fleance to avenge him with his last words.
When the Witches warn Macbeth to "Beware Macduff, beware the Thane of Fife," it prompts him to send his assassins to massacre Macduff's castle. Macduff isn't home, but the assassins do succeed in murdering his wife and children...giving Macduff all the reason he needs to storm Dunsinane with his allies and personally kill Macbeth in single combat.
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In Donkey Kong 64, King K. Rool hires a weasel named Snide to build a superweapon called the Blast-O-Matic that will allow him to destroy Kong Isle. However, he grows increasingly paranoid that Snide will betray him, and decides to kick him off the team. How does Snide respond? He defects to the Kongs and ultimately helps them disable the very superweapon he created.
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Inverted in I, Claudius. A prophecy is made that Caligula (yup, that one) can "no more become Emperor that he can ride across the bay from Baiae to Puteoli". One of Caligula's first acts as Emperor involves a very long bridge...
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In the Doctor Who (Titan) comic story "Weapons of Past Destruction" the Unon's (a centaur race that decided to look after time after the time war) try to prevent the excroth, a technologically advanced race, from developing time travel which will somehow make them become the lect, a destructive race that will hunt the unon's, by destroying their entire planet. Unfortunately, some excroths survive and try to get their revenge by putting their bodies inside some tanks to kill the unon thereby becoming the lect.
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In Death Note, Ryuk the Shinigami tells Light Yagami that misery follows those who use the Death Note. Throughout the series, it becomes apparent that this phenomenon isn't so much the fault of any karmic punishment — it's just that people who use the Death Note are always the kind of people who surround themselves with death and destruction.
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Talentless Nana has Tsunekichi Hatadaira and his "Talent" of prophetic dreams, documented using a Polaroid camera. All the scenes depicted on them come true and attempts to avoid your fate oftentimes cause it to happen in the first place.
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On Being Human when Mitchell receives a prophecy that a werewolf will kill him, he becomes paranoid about any werewolves other than George and Nina. When they encounter two other werewolves he picks up the Idiot Ball and is so aggressive that he starts a feud with them and really messes up things for everyone. In fact, no one gets killed and they make peace in the end and the prophecy itself later turns out to be a lie.
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The example of the Incredible Hulk stands out particularly. Ulysses has a vision of a mindless Hulk on a hero-killing rampage. Carol takes a massive team of heroes to confront a supposedly depowered Bruce about whether he actually is depowered, which ends with Bruce getting shot in the head. So, no more Hulk? Nope. A few months later, HYDRA brings Bruce back to life, and the trauma of dying (again) has created a new mindless Hulk, who goes on the rampage Ulysses saw.
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In the first episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Dedede appears when the people of Cappy Town ask Kabu what to do about their plight. He asks Kabu to predict what will happen when he pushes a button on his cannon. Kabu predicts he won’t push it. Soon enough, Kirby crash lands nearby, distracting Dedede long enough for him to forget about pushing the button.
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In Lexx, His Divine Shadow went out of his way to make the conditions of the prophecy foretelling his death at the hands of the last Brunnen-G possible just to show his contempt for the whole idea of prophecy, wrongly believing that time is not cyclical and that no one can predict the future. His attempts to avert it when he realizes his earlier arrogance was a mistake seal his fate.
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Lost: There are three big flags that the detonation of the hydrogen bomb in 1977 will cause the crash of the original Oceanic Airlines flight bringing Jack and the gang to the island. First: Sayid shooting Ben in 1977 causes him to become a Magnificent Bastard in an extended way since this is what brings him to the Others for... healing. Second: Miles lampshades this trope in the last few minutes of the episode. Third: if it doesn't, the whole series is in for one weird-ass Reset Button one season out from its announced ending.
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In the first season finale of Rome, the nobles of Rome assassinate Julius Caesar of out fear he will end the Roman Republic and turn it into a monarchy again. Unfortunately, the nobles underestimated how popular Caesar was with the commoners that his family and allies use the assassination against Caesar to make the people turn against the nobles and gain more power from them. As a result, by the final episode, Caesar's heir Augustus becomes the First Emperor of the Roman Empire, turning the nobles fear of Rome becoming a monarchy again into reality.
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Taxi: In episode 4.1. "Jim the Psychic", Jim has a psychic vision of Alex dying after answering a knock on his door after doing the can-can while wearing a green shirt and a catcher's mask. Why is he doing the can-can wearing a green shirt and catcher's mask? The vision rattled Louie, and that makes Alex want to teach him a lesson about superstition. Partly subverted in that Alex doesn't die and some of the prophecy happens in a not-self-fulfilling way.
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A similar example is mentioned in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; The Augurey's mournful cry was once believed to foretell the death of whoever heard it (in reality, they were predicting rain). The entry goes on to mention how several wizards suffered fatal fear-based heart attacks after hearing an unseen Augurey's cry.
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The Loud House:
In "Raw Deal", the family goes on a trip to Grand Venture State Park, and on the way there, Lucy gives tarot readings. Lincoln's reading is his day at the park will "end in tragedy", which in turn makes him become a hypochondriac and ends up believing everything is dangerous so he won't face anything tragic. As it turns out, there wasn't any danger at the park after all, and he ends up missing out on all the fun which in turn, ends his day in tragedy as predicted.
In "Stall Monitor", Mrs. Johnson is intent on seeing Rita and Lynn Sr. for Parent-Teacher Conference Night, and Lincoln, worried about what she is going to tell them, tries to stop them from attending with Clyde's help. As it turns out, she was actually telling them what a great student he was, and as a result of trying to stop her, he gets grounded for a week, along with a week of detention.
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The dragonet prophecy in Wings of Fire is actually a lie spread by Morrowseer, but nearly everyone in Pyrrhia knows it and believes in it. So, when a group of dragonets who fit the prophecy show up, they are given significant political power (if only because of their reputation)...which they naturally use to end Pyrrhia's Civil War. Exactly as Morrowseer said they would.
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In The Terminator, John Connor would not have been conceived if the T-800 hadn't traveled back in time and attempted to kill Sarah Connor, while Skynet wouldn't have been created if T-800 hadn't traveled back in time and attempted to kill Sarah Connor. Thus, Skynet created both itself and its greatest enemy.
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In The Wheel of Time series Mat learns he would marry the Daughter of the Nine Moons. Much later, she comes across him trying to flee from a city and has to be tied up. When Mat finds out what she is, having already learned the hard way that You Can't Fight Fate, he changes his mind about hiding her in the lofts and kidnaps her instead. And much later, Tuon only completes the marriage ceremony Mat accidentally started because of the marriage prophecy she got.
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Xenoblade has a variant: Shulk knows his visions don't necessarily have to happen the way he sees them, and they usually don't, but one of the vaguer and more far-reaching ones seems to include events conducive to his goals, so he starts actively trying to bring it about.
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Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness Act III: In chapters 23 and 24, after Ahakon has a dream about Yukari that leads to him calling her name in his sleep, Apoch and Astreal begin to mistreat Yukari to the extent that they outright try to murder her, fearing she might take him away from them. In the latter chapter, their actions, combined with the fact that Ahakon was caught in the crossfire and nearly killed by Apoch and Astreal's attack while trying to save Yukari, end up being one of the main reasons Ahakon breaks up with them in favor of Yukari.
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Invoked in Avenger of Steel when Clark contemplates the possibility that Raven will destroy the world; as Clark sees it, treating Raven as though she's a threat increases the possibility that she will be, but treating her as a person increases the hope that she'll become an ally, so he chooses to treat her as an ally and hope for the best.
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Tangled: The Series has an interesting take on this in the season 2 finale. From Demanitus' cryptic warning to Eugene about a traitor in their midst, after he decided to bar Rapunzel from entering the castle to protect her, Pascal makes him realize that he was the one who betrayed her by stopping her from fulfilling her destiny. Eugene then tears up the note and tries to find Rapunzel to resume their objective again. Turns out, this was actually averted as the traitor among them was actually Cassandra, just as Eugene initially thought.
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Subverted and lampshaded in Calderon's Life is a Dream, where Segismund - the subject of an Oedipus Rex-type prophecy - points out that it would be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, while preventing it from getting fulfilled.
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Kult: Heretic Kingdoms: Early in the game, a hermit went to his death because he thought his vision of death was inevitable; later, Lord Malfagon fights Alita to the death because she was prophesied to kill him. Alexandra (who, as the Seeress at the Oracle, presumably knows what she's talking about), says that prophecies like this are actually just self-fulfilling. In reference to the latter case:
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Mirai Sasaki, aka Sir Nighteye of My Hero Academia, has a Quirk that allows him to see the future of a person, and his predictions have always come to pass no matter how much he tried to change them, so he always approaches every situation expecting worst-case scenarios. It's only when Izuku Midoriya manages to defy one of his predictions that he realizes how his own pessimism hampered his Quirk, and that he could have seen more positive outcomes if he had more faith that he could change the future.
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In The Graveyard Book, if the Jacks had never taken it upon themselves to kill Bod's family, Bod would never even have made it to the graveyard in the first place.
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In God of War II, Zeus is convinced that Kratos will kill him and usurp his role as King of the Gods because of a prophecy (which says that the father will be slain by the son, as Zeus did to his father Cronos, and Cronos did to his father Uranus). In order to prevent this, he sets up events so that Kratos loses his divine power and is killed. However, this only serves to give Kratos a legitimate reason to be pissed off at Zeus, and with the help of the Titans, he starts on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, so...
Kratos himself breaks the cycle after getting his revenge. By killing himself at the end of the game ... Or did he?
This also happens in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. A prophet said that whoever controlled the "marked warrior" controlled the fate of Olympus. Kratos's brother, Deimos, already had a mark on him. But when Deimos was taken away, Kratos tattooed an identical mark on himself out of respect for his lost brother.
Freya from God of War (PS4) has received a vision that his son Baldur will die a pointless death, so fearing for her son's life, she blessed him with complete immunity to all pain and inability to die. Unfortunately, it led Baldur to live a completely miserable life where for 100 years, he is completely unable to enjoy any sort of sensation such as eating, snow or women which ended up turning him completely Ax-Crazy and insane. In the end, once his immortality is removed, Kratos has no choice but to kill him since he tries to kill his mother in revenge for making his life miserable, inadvertently fulfilling the vision that Freya desperately attempted to avoid in the first place.
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Cersei Lannister, from A Song of Ice and Fire, had her fortune told when she was a child, and every attempt she's made to say Screw Destiny seems to bring her closer to fulfilling various conditions.
Part of the fortune was that 'the valonqar' - the younger sibling, implied to be male - would murder her. She decided that this meant Tyrion and began treating him like complete dirt, thereby giving him several very solid, personal reasons to dream of killing her as he grew up. But, her increasing paranoia (and stress-drinking-and-sleeping around) over what the prophecy could mean has caused massive rifts between her and the "safe" Jaime, who is younger than her by a matter of seconds, and as of A Feast for Crows, he may be able to fulfill the prophecy by refusing to save her from the Swords and Stars.
And, of course, the prophecy says THE valonqar, not HER valonqar - which means the prophecy may actually refer to some other acknowledged set of notable siblings' young/er/est member, and Cersei's bloodthirsty plotting has left many of those with a serious wish to take revenge on her in its winding wake.
She also seems to be on her way to fulfilling her own personal interpretation of the part regarding her children - "gold shall be their crowns, and gold shall be their shrouds". She sees it as "they'll be crowned, then they'll die and then you'll be left with your life wrecked and you'll die" — even though there are other interpretations. They're all born blond — aka "golden-haired" (which is a bit odd for Baratheons), hence... they may not necessarily need to actively rule anything (with her as the puppetmaster of their lives) to meet the "golden crown" conditions — but, that's what she aims to do, regardless of the known risk. And, as pure little Lannisters, "golden shrouds" are pretty much a given; red and gold are the House colours. It also does not necessarily say that her children will definitely die before her to make everything she wants to go down the drain enough to have her weep buckets (although it's heavily implied by following the mention of shrouds), but she certainly fears that it definitely does. However, the way she raised Joffrey, partly thanks to her worries, helped turn him into a monster, which set him up to be killed by the Tyrells to protect his bride, Margaery Tyrell... which then allows her to marry the more pliable Tommen... who becomes a boy-king at a very, very unstable time liable to generate numerous ways to get him torn from Cersei's smothering grasp, turned against her, maimed and/or killed: all outcomes she'd not want. Meanwhile, Myrcella is "taken" from her and sent to Dorne as part of an arranged betrothal, surrounded by people with a more progressive outlook which, if she adopts it, might distance her enough from her birth family to actively fight Cersei at some point. Although the Dornish also have little cause to love Lannisters, despite Myrcella being an olive branch between kingdoms, so that not only had the chance to lose the prospective Princess her looks through misadventure, but could still blow up in the way Cersei expects... And, all because Cersei refused to undergo another political marriage, mainly so she could remain at King's Landing to keep a paranoid eye and over-firm grip on the "more important" boys.
Each Targaryen attempt to outright force the Prince That Was Promised prophecy into happening in their specific generation (as it turns out, most of them premature, at best) has had long-lasting effects. Most being tragic ones, when not being outright stupid and tragic together. Yes, each and every attempt has, ultimately, led to the situation in which dragons were, finally, hatched again. And, arguably, after enough failures... somebody would eventually get it right, if only by accident; so, it was always going to pass in some manner. Whether the price will ultimately prove worth it? We'll have to see.
When Tyrion was born, some very snide comments/ rumours/ wishful satire started circulating about how such a deformed birth boded nothing but ill for the prideful Lannister House. Both Tywin and Cersei certainly had other reasons on top of this to dislike him all his life, but perhaps horrifically abusing him for years was not a sound long term plan if you maybe, might, perhaps have to rely on him to stay loyal?
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In The Shattered Kingdoms, the "curse" of Norland (actually a disease) wouldn't have been released if the Emperor hadn't unsealed a tomb where a weapon against the cursed is supposed to be obtained.
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The Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, from Good Omens work a bit like this:
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In Wanted the Loom of Fate causes Sloan to fall into this. The loom marks Sloan for death, but Sloan is the only one who interprets the loom's coded marks, so he simply hides it away and manufactures targets to make money as well as shape the world as he sees fit. In the end, the loom also marks the entire Chicago Fraternity for death; one tries to say Screw Destiny but is killed by the Action Girl just after, who kills herself with the same bullet, in the same shot, as her name is on the list. Though Sloan survives this scene, his attempt to turn the Fraternity into assassins for money and his failure to succeed allow the main character to survive and kill him in the very next scene.
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In Willow, the local evil sorceress tries to kill the infant prophesied to be her downfall, inadvertently rallying all her enemies to try and protect the child, ultimately leading to the sorceress's defeat. In addition to that, in the end, she ends up destroying herself with the very spell she was going to use to destroy the child.
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Big City Greens: In the episode "Hiya Henry", Cricket is irked when Tilly finds Gramma Alice's old ventriloquist dummy, Hiya Henry, to use in her act for Big Coffee's open mic. Cricket spends the whole episode being tormented by Henry, and doesn't tell Tilly or anyone else because he thinks it would hurt her feelings. When Tilly's act begins, he cannot take it anymore and destroys Henry onstage, which in return hurts Tilly's feelings anyway because he ruined her performance without telling her.
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In an episode of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Wayne makes a high-tech eclipse viewer, which somehow allows him to see the near future. When he tries to show the truth to his neighbor, a cop, the neighbor just concludes that the only reason these things are happening (e.g. a car swerving and crashing) is because Wayne is the one causing them (e.g. running out in front of said car to try to stop it, resulting in the swerve and crash).
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In Planescape: Torment, one of the side quests is about a necromancer looking for the blood of an immortal being. He asked a prophet to tell him where he could find it and was told that he would find it if he searched these specific crypts. And he found it... in the form of the main character (an immortal) who arrived to stop him from desecrating the crypts.
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The events of Ocarina of Time are inverted in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, where Ganondorf's attempt to work in the shadows to restore and reclaim Hyrule under his title ultimately manage to do everything required to draw he, Zelda, and Link together once more. He perceives this as so self-evident that he expounds at length during the final battle about how the circumstances of their meeting cannot be anything but fate.
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The Clayr in the Old Kingdom series apparently see nothing odd about inducting a member into their ranks because they Saw themselves inducting her into their ranks.
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All prophecies in the Sword of Truth series are self-fulfilling. Richard, the main protagonist, also makes a strong argument for just letting things run there course as part of it. Throughout the series, just about every prophecy has been twisted because of interpretation, and no one knows what the actual meaning is to properly use. Even then, there are "dead branch" prophecies because some are either-or. Combined, this meant that trying to invoke a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy or prepare for it could actually prevent or impair it.
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Similarly on a NUMB3RS episode featuring Chinese people, a psychic predicts the killers' next move and goes there with his camera. The killers are there, along with their big truck. He doesn't get better either.
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X-Men:
Bolivar Trask was inspired to create the Sentinels because his son was having visions of a Bad Future, and he assumed this meant a mutant-controlled one. The visions were actually of the Days of Future Past, a Sentinel-controlled future. Trask's son also saw visions of various mutant supervillains' crimes. What he didn't see was mutant superheroes were the ones who stopped them.
Another case of this is Genosha. Prior to the 2000s, this island nation depended on brutally enslaving mutants in order to exploit their powers, which one Genoshan justifies with the logic that if mutants were allowed to live as free people, they would exterminate the humans of Genosha. When Magneto conquers the island and frees the mutant slaves, their bitterness over the inhumane way they were treated during their stint as slaves causes them to rise up and drive off/massacre the humans who had enslaved them.
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The Bible:
The Tower of Babel was built because its builders feared being scattered across the Earth. As part of His punishment, God did just that.
Joseph has prophetic dreams saying he will one day rule his older brothers - so they fake his death and sell him into slavery. But this then starts a chain of events which lead to him becoming grand vizier of Egypt and controlling the only source of stored food when a famine hits, leading to his brothers having to beg him for help.
King Ahab was warned by Micaiah the prophet that he would die in the battle of Ramoth Gilead. Ahab tries to avert the disaster by dressing up in different clothes before going into battle while King Jehoshaphat wore his royal clothes, hoping that the Syrian army would go after Jehoshaphat instead of him. However, an arrow shot at random pierces King Ahab, and he ends up fulfilling the very prophecy that was spoken about him.
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Lucifer (2016): Father Kinley tries to manipulate Chloe into sending Lucifer back to Hell after hearing a prophecy saying that "evil shall be released" after "the Devil walks the Earth and finds his First Love." Instead, it's his actions trying to stop the prophecy that cause it to happen, because it starts a line of Disaster Dominoes that end with him dying and being possessed by the true Big Bad of the season, the demon Dromos, who proceeds to kill people en masse so they can be possessed by other demons and start wreaking havoc on the mortal plane. Ironically, Dromos' actions were to achieve the one thing that Kinley was trying to do to subvert the prophecy: send Lucifer back to Hell, which he ultimately succeeds in doing.
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Played with in What You Already Know, as a few of Daniel's earlier premonitions are of things that mostly end up happening because of his actions (such as Sam almost getting killed in a Goa'uld attack that only posed a threat because Daniel and Teal'c left the SGC and ended up on that planet to rendezvous with Jack and Sam), but in general it is soon established that Daniel's visions are of what would happen if he did nothing, with the SGC using the accompanying foreknowledge to prevent these futures from happening.
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Tell Me How I Die: An experimental drug gives people who use it visions of the future, including their own (violent) deaths at the hands of a killer stalking the testing facility. It's left ambiguous whether people can influence the visions they have or the visions influence the people having them, but the female lead eventually realizes that it works as a self-fulfilling prophecy because every character she told about the manner in which she saw them die ultimately do so in the exact way she described by trying to prevent it, while the only person that she didn't explicitly tell about hers died in a different manner than the vision predicted.
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What drives a lot of the plot in FlashForward (2009). For example, until Janis saw a vision of herself pregnant in the future, she had never really considered having a baby. Mark was haunted by the vision that he would fall off the wagon, the pressure building to the point that when he's given a flask by someone who'd foreseen himself quitting drinking, he gives in to fate instead of pouring it out. Olivia's vision of herself with a lover begins to break apart her marriage, making cheating more likely. By the end of the series, it's been shown that the future seen in flash-forwards can be changed, but doing so required great effort to fight the inertia of the timestream.
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Inverted in Teen Titans season four. Raven is troubled by her destiny to destroy the world and, along with Slade and her father Trigon, repeatedly insists that no matter what she does, there's nothing she can do to prevent it. She fails to realize that the only way the prophecy can come true is if she willingly goes along with it, as the destruction of the world is completely dependent on the conscious actions she makes of her own free will.note That said, while the prophecy to bring Trigon himself into the world requires her participation, he's still perfectly free to send in a platoon of demons and a certain lieutenant in his stead to force her hand.
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The entire plot of The Amazing World of Gumball's "The Oracle" revolves around Gumball hoping to prevent an embarrassing event foretold by Banana Barbara in the form of a painting. Gumball's efforts to prevent the seemingly unlikely circumstances shown in the painting cause all of them to occur, including a shower of raccoons that is a direct result of Gumball sabotaging the family car.
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This is the plot of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Zelda has a vision that Ganondorf will take the Triforce from its hiding place sealed within the Golden Realm, sends Link to preemptively collect the MacGuffins sealing the Golden Realm that Ganondorf has been attempting to obtain, and of course Ganondorf follows Link into the Golden Realm and takes the Triforce when Link unseals it. This sort of thing happens a lot in the series. Specifically, Link himself was sealed away because, as a Hylian child, he was considered too young to be the Hero of Time. Of course, the Hero would have been unnecessary if he hadn't been sealed away for seven years, letting Ganondorf take over. If Link had in fact been a Kokiri, or else a little bit older, he would have succeeded in stopping Ganondorf because he would have gotten the power first.
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Paycheck. And not Paycheck. The newspaper scene pretty much plays this straight with the machine that can see the future, but the rest of the movie subverts this. Specifically, the machine sees in the future that there will be a plague. So, leaders use the machine to see who will get the plague, round them all up and keep them together to prevent it from spreading. Surprise! They all get the plague. The machine predicts a war with another country, so leaders launch a preemptive strike against the evil country and the result is a war. By seeing the future, the leaders create the future, which they then see. It's weird and circular but makes sense: the machine doesn't so much see the future, it sees the future that the machine will create merely by existing.
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In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure that's exactly the working mechanism of Thoth, the Stand of Boingo, one of the antagonists. Thoth takes the form of an indie comic book, describing future happenings or actions taken by his user and his immediate peers. Thoth is so accurate, even if following a leap-and-bound narration that makes it slightly hard to understand at a quick glance, that every attempt to change or foil the events already written in its pages will ensure the very same event takes place, and exactly as described. One other way to interpret what Thoth is doing is that it generates a single image that describes all the possible futures in some oblique fashion. With Oingo: If he hadn't panicked at Joseph's early arrival and taken Jotaro's guise, the bomber orange would have been left in the car...and would have been the one Jotaro began peeling to slake his thirst. With Hol Horse: If he'd relied on the clocktower instead of his fast watch, the bullets would have hit Jotaro at the same time as the water burst. In other words, it's accurate for both the "default" stance and the self-fulfilled results.
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In Tales of Graces, Aston sends his son Hubert away to live with the military-based Oswell family. Aston does this to avoid a messy Succession Crisis between Hubert and Hubert's older brother, Asbel, in the town of Lhant. In a nice bit of Irony, Aston's attempts to avoid a Succession Crisis end up creating one. Neither Hubert nor Asbel wanted to rule the town of Lhant in the first place, but circumstances years later force them to fight over it. Circumstances brought on, at least in part, by Aston sending Hubert away!
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Game of Thrones:
Maggy the Frog told Cersei that all three of her children would die. Cersei's own actions, in various ways, lead to this outcome. Joffrey dies because Cersei coddled him and then couldn't control him when he was made king, which led to him being poisoned because he was out of control. Myrcella died because the Mountain killed Oberyn, which in turn only happened because Cersei was determined to punish Tyrion for killing Joffrey without any proof that he was responsible. Finally, Tommen kills himself after Cersei detonates the wildfire under the Great Sept of Baelor, killing Margaery among many others.
King Aegon II Targaryen was initially not interested in his claim and was willing to go along with his father's wish to have Rhaenyra take the throne. He was convinced after Alicent told him that Rhaenyra would have put his family to the sword as soon as she became the queen. It became a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy as their actions inevitably forced the Blacks to battle them to the death. All his sons were actually killed during the war.
Towards the end of Season 8 everyone becomes suspicious of Daenerys, fearing that she is unstable and will go mad. While Daenerys was under a lot of emotional pressure, it was her own allies holding her at arm's length and scheming against her which pushes her over the edge, just as they feared.
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Green Lantern: This is pretty much how Hal Jordan got his ring. Green Lantern Abin Sur heard a prophecy from Atrocitus that his ring would fail and he would die, setting off a chain of events that would lead to Sinestro turning evil and spreading chaos across the galaxy. When Sur went to Earth to investigate this prophecy, he was terrified of his ring failing; so much so that, with prodding from Atrocitus, he lost his belief in his own abilities and succumbed to fear, thus ensuring the ring would indeed stop working for him. This led to his death, Hal getting the ring, and everything else that came after.
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On Babylon 5, Londo Mollari, especially towards the end of the series, does his best to avoid his prophetic dream of one day being strangled by G'Kar while he is Centauri Emperor from coming true, it tragically does not work as his past mistakes catch up to him, and by the end of his story arc, he clearly is unable to avoid what lies ahead of him.
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In Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the PSP (there are four different games on different consoles under that title), an ifrit seeks to thwart a prophecy stating that a lonely hero with royal blood will kill him. So he starts assassinating people who are part of Persia's royal family. The Prince, upset over the deaths of his cousins, then tracks down and kills the ifrit, before saying that no one can thwart their destiny. Ironically, he later has some experience with that himself.
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The Thundarr the Barbarian episode "Prophecy of Peril" deals with three women (a hermit barbarian, an element queen, and a human woman) that would be found by her foe. The wizard of the week, Vashtar, goes back in time to kidnap the human woman. And in the end, the three women destroy the Gem of Glory, the power source of the evil wizard.
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Divine Bells: It's said that men with Divine Powers are a bad omen and will spell certain ruin for the country, because they lust for power and are brutal in executions, using their Divine Power for personal gain. After Bake-Yeom had to suffer through being badmouthed like this for years because of his own Divine Powers, he decided that he might as well do as they say and become brutal, using his powers as brute force to obtain more power if necessary. Nice going there, people.
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In The Dark Crystal, the Chamberlain outright says that it's the prophecy's fault for causing the Genocide Backfire of the Gelflings. If it hadn't been for the prophecy, the Gelflings wouldn't have been annihilated, and the last survivors wouldn't have as much a motive to kill off the Skeksis by healing the Dark Crystal.
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Danny Phantom may have been this if you read The Movie a certain way. Specifically, Clockwork was tasked with preventing the Bad Future by killing Danny before it could happen. However, the ghosts he sent back in time failed to do this, causing a series of events that cause it to happen anyway. Well, almost happen anyway.
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Young Justice:
After hearing that there is a mole in the team, Aqualad decides to withhold the information and investigate himself for fear of causing disunity amongst the members. When the other members find out, they end up distrusting Aqualad and it causes a rift.
Blue Beetle learns that he will one day lead the Reach to conquer the Earth. He's so desperate to avoid that that he trusts Green Beetle to damage his Scarab for him. As a result, his Scarab is rebooted and he's now a Reach mole.
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The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "InSPONGEiac" has SpongeBob slacking off a bit on the job (i.e. using a teensy bit too much mustard) because he went to sleep two minutes later than usual, prompting Mr. Krabs to flip out over it and conclude that he's an insomniac. SpongeBob starts to get paranoid about his lack of sleep, eventually causing him to become an insomniac for real.
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In Warhammer 40,000, the primarch Horus gets infected with a demonic plague that causes him to fall into a coma and get visions of the future from the Chaos Gods. In the visions, he sees a world where the Emperor is worshiped as a god and his name is not mentioned anywhere. This, combined with his anger about the Emperor returning to Earth and leaving him and the other Primarchs fighting to expand the Imperium, causes him to turn to Chaos and start a civil war that nearly destroys the Imperium. As a result of the war (known as the Horus Heresy), 10,000 years later the mortally wounded Emperor, now confined in the life-supporting Golden Throne, is venerated as a god and the names of Horus and other traitorous Primarchs have been removed from Imperial records.
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In El Goonish Shive, Damien was created with the intent of fulfilling a prophecy.
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In the "Episode of Bardock" special, it turns out Bardock was sent back in time and got into a conflict with Frieza's ancestor Lord Chilled. It also turned out that Bardock was the Legendary Super Saiyan, meaning that Frieza was indirectly responsible for the very legend upon which he would destroy that Saiyan race for, an act that would eventually cause his death. Talk about Irony.
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In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Blackbeard is prophesied to die at the hands of the "One-Legged Man". Convinced that he can't beat the prophecy but can cheat it, he sets sail for the Fountain of Youth. This plan of action creates two critical mistakes which allow the prophecy to come to pass: he has given the One-Legged Man a location at which to find him, and in reaching it deprives himself of the considerable magical abilities granted to him by the combination of his enchanted sword and ship.
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The main plot of Weaponlord bases itself around a prophecy that a warrior born under the Warrior's Moon shall slay the Demon Lord Zarak. Forced to face destiny, Zarak opens the tournament in order to find and kill the Weaponlord. This effort becomes pointless in his own Story ending when it is then revealed that Zarak was the Weaponlord all along. The Demon Lord he was meant to slay, then, falls to his predecessor, Raith, who comes back from the dead in an attempt at vengeance (and a possible Sequel Hook).
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In A Prize for Three Empires, Mystique and Rogue attack Carol Danvers because Mystique's lover Destiny foretold Carol would somehow harm Rogue in the future... which comes to pass because Carol was attacked by them in the first place.
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In The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue, Nicodemus foretold that M. Brisby's youngest son, Timmy, had a great destiny of saving his loved ones awaiting him, and should, therefore, be sent to Thorn Valley for further education. This possibility enrages his older brother Martin so much, that he runs away from home, gets captured by NIMH, gets experimented on by being given hyper-intelligence, causing him to go Hitler, upon which he manages to brainwash all the other rats in the facility, causing an uprising against the scientists, after which he organizes the lab rats into an army to invade Thorn Valley, longing for revenge, and is then gradually and conveniently stopped by Timmy, who has henceforth managed to keep his loved ones safe.
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In the Hercules: The Animated Series episode "Hercules and the Big Kiss", Cassandra has to kiss Icarus awake. He was put into the sleep in the first place by her efforts to avoid fulfilling a vision which showed her kissing him.
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Freya from God of War (PS4) has received a vision that his son Baldur will die a pointless death, so fearing for her son's life, she blessed him with complete immunity to all pain and inability to die. Unfortunately, it led Baldur to live a completely miserable life where for 100 years, he is completely unable to enjoy any sort of sensation such as eating, snow or women which ended up turning him completely Ax-Crazy and insane. In the end, once his immortality is removed, Kratos has no choice but to kill him since he tries to kill his mother in revenge for making his life miserable, inadvertently fulfilling the vision that Freya desperately attempted to avoid in the first place.
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In The Prince of Egypt, Rameses remains firm on not freeing the Hebrews out of fear of weakening Egypt. That attitude causes God to send the plagues and as a result, Egypt gets severely weakened.
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In "The Crypt of Dracula," they go to Transylvania and get assistance from Vulko and Esmeralda, a Gypsy father-and-daughter duo, in stopping Savanti from recruiting Dracula. In the process, Raph gets bitten by Dracula and turns against his brothers, and Savanti manages to get control of not only Dracula but Vulko, who's revealed to be a werewolf; before he leaves Transylvania, he even gloats that he's gotten everything he wanted to get and more.
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Doctor Who:
In "The Christmas Invasion", the Doctor deliberately created one of these to get the Prime Minister kicked out of office, saying he could bring her government down with 6 words. "Don't you think she looks tired?" whispered in someone's ear. This got spread around until there was a huge controversy regarding her health. Meanwhile, the stress of her not knowing what he said, and the resulting media circus, actually affected her health and she ended up kicked out of office.
In "The Hungry Earth"/"Cold Blood", a group of humans come into contact with Alaya, a member of the Silurian race. She then predicts that one of the humans will kill her and that her death will trigger a war that wipes out humanity. The humans refuse to believe her, but then one woman sneaks in, gets into an argument with Alaya, and ends up accidentally murdering her with a stun gun. Then it turns out that Alaya's sister is the leader of the Silurian military, and she really doesn't like humans...
The Series 9 Story Arc teases a Gallifreyan prophecy about a half-Time Lord, half-Dalek warrior known as "The Hybrid" starting in its second episode, and from there the Doctor deals with a variety of hybrid beings. In the three-part finale, the Doctor is revealed to be the one person who knows who or what it is, and Rassilon has him captured and given a Cold-Blooded Torture treatment to bring out the truth about a creature destined to stand in the ruins of Gallifrey and perhaps destroy all of space and time. What makes all this self-fulfilling? It's possible the Doctor doesn't know what it is, just that it's not Time Lord/Dalek. Several possibilities are raised as to its identity, but none are confirmed. But capturing and torturing the Doctor and accidentally getting his beloved companion Clara killed along the way drives him to madness, and he proceeds to escape his confession dial, bloodlessly depose Rassilon and conquer Gallifrey, and then trick the Time Lords into effectively bringing Clara back from the grave with promises of answers to their questions — in the process almost destroying the universe and traveling to the end of time to stand in Gallifrey's ruins. The Doctor thus becomes the Hybrid, by his own remorseful admission — all because someone was determined to keep it from coming to pass.
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That's So Raven. Most of the episodes revolve around the tried-and-tested formula of vision > attempt to stop vision > vision happens because of attempt. Occasionally, the vision would come true without her not doing anything except for watching. Usually, she completely misinterprets what's actually going on.
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Todd in the Shadows concluded that Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" was created as a Take That! to a Hatedom that didn't exist until the song was released.
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At Ring of Honor's Undeniable 2007, Kevin Steen rejected Adam Pearce's offer to join Hang Men 3 at the expense of El Generico, arguing that only he was allowed to have fun smacking Generico around. At the 2009 Final Battle, guess what Steen did to Generico?
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This also happens in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. A prophet said that whoever controlled the "marked warrior" controlled the fate of Olympus. Kratos's brother, Deimos, already had a mark on him. But when Deimos was taken away, Kratos tattooed an identical mark on himself out of respect for his lost brother.
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When the first Twilight film came out, the media acted as if the Twilight series was a serious rival for the Harry Potter series with headlines like "Move Over Harry Potter, Twilight Has Arrived," implying the existence of a Fandom Rivalry - and creating one as a result.
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This sort-of shows up in the only CSI episode involving a (confirmed) psychic. The psychic predicts that the killer's next move will be associated with "green tea", and follows Stokes home. Following a hunch the psychic goes into the attic, where the killer is hiding. The killer gains the upper hand and sends the psychic crashing through the ceiling onto Stokes' carpet, which was a green T (for Texas) on it. The psychic, alas, does not get better.
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The Black Sabbath song "Iron Man" is about a man who travels in time to the future, sees the world being destroyed by a man of steel, then while returning to his original time, turns to steel because of a magnetic field. He becomes immobilized and is ignored by the people when he tries to warn them. This causes him to become bitter and angry until he finally has his revenge on mankind. In other words, he becomes the very thing he was trying to save the world from.
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In The George Lopez Show, George’s already overweight best friend Ernie puts on so much weight that Vic predicts he is on his way to becoming like his morbidly obese, bedridden mother. Angie deduces that the explanation is that when even after Ernie finally moved out of his parents’ house, he still suffered horrible luck courting women. So Ernie overate and gained weight to become more physically unattractive to women from the get-go so he has an excuse to not have to try to get a date. When Ernie’s weight causes an incident at work, his bosses order him to lose weight or lose his job, and George has to show him that he can now fit into huge pants that his mother once wore to scare some sense into him. Although George being George, he barely remembers Angie’s words and tells Ernie has had a “self-fulfilling prophylactic”.
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In Astral Dawn, Caspian unwittingly fulfills his destiny by traveling to the Moment of Creation, a point in space-time he was warned never to go.
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In the Battlestar Galactica (2003) fanfic Fail Better it's implied that every attempt to break a prophecy ended in this. Lucia was the first one who could trick the system.
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On QI, Victoria Coren Mitchell mentioned a dream she'd had the night before about being on the show. She mentioned a question that had been asked in her dream and her response (which had triggered the klaxon.) The producers Googled the answer to that question and had Stephen ask it, thus fulfilling her prophecy.
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In Summoner, Emperor Murod hears a prophecy that a Summoner will put an end to his reign. Every action he thus takes to stop this prophecy from happening results in making the prophecy happen, by undoing Joseph's Refusal of the Call. Had he sat on his throne doing nothing, Joseph would've lived his life as a farmer on another continent, never even learning of Murod's existence.
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In X/1999, Sorata is told as a boy by his temple superior that he will die for the sake of a woman. Sora decides that if this has to happen, he'd like it to be a beautiful woman, and when he meets Arashi he tells her that he's "decided on" her. Once the two develop genuine feelings for each other, Arashi becomes so troubled at the thought that she'd be responsible for Sora's death that she defects to the Dragons of Earth, so Sora would have no reason to protect her anymore. When she displeases Fuma, Sora gives his life to spare her from Fuma's wrath, which would not have happened had she not defected.
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In Corsair, after listening to his brother try to heap guilt on him and justify his actions based on a prophecy made when Canale was born, Canale delivers an embittered speech about how the prophecy about him being the "devil's child" who will wreak "destruction on towns and cities" was rubbish and how his family's reaction to it led to him becoming such a dangerous and destructive force in the first place.
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South Park:
The "Pandemic" two-parter is full of this. The prophecy - that Craig would be the one to avert the Pandemic - is brought about by a combination of the Big Bad sending Craig to Peru, and Craig himself simply walking away when he learns of the prophecy, fully intending to ignore it... leading to him standing on the exact spot necessary to activate his Eye Beams (Makes Just as Much Sense in Context) and avert the global crisis.
In the episode "Ike's Wee Wee," Mr. Mackey tries to explain to children Drugs Are Bad. But his attempt to educate children by having them smell a sample of marijuana got his fired, mocked, and evicted from his apartment when that sample was stolen. His response to this Trauma Conga Line: start taking drugs to cope with his depression.
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In Erfworld, Parson is Fated to defeat the Big Bad, Charlie. Until the events of Book 2 however, he was content to manage a city and study tactics with Jack and Sizemore. But in his efforts to stall the prophecy, Charlie sabotages Gobwin Knob, causing them severe losses and putting Parson back in charge of the war effort. Eventually, Charlie reveals his hand to Parson and makes things personal, ensuring that Parson will go after him.
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Pops up in The Wotch during the War Stories arc where one of the good guys betrays them to the villains under the belief that the ancient prophecies around the Big Bad Xaos were inevitable and ended up helping him out in hopes of bargaining for their safety. Theodore calls him out on this, leading to a Redemption Equals Death moment.
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A prophecy said that the title character in The Beastmaster would bring down the Big Bad, so the villain tried to have the boy killed before his birth, the act which gave him the beast empathy powers that led to the villain's downfall.
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Once Upon a Time: A seer tells Rumplestiltskin that his actions on the battlefield will "leave [his] son fatherless," which he quite naturally assumes means he's going to die. He's not happy when he runs into the seer again and she remarks that her prophecy came true.
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Taken literally in The LEGO Movie, where Vitruvius admits that he made up the prophecy about "the Special" because he knew that it would inspire hope and bring about an actual "Special" by the hidden potential found in everyone.
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Princess Princess: When their father died and asked them to rule together, Claire locked Sadie in a tower. This was after Sadie outright admitted that she had no interest in ruling the kingdom, and that Claire was better suited to the job. However, she remains convinced that Sadie is out to take her place and continues to antagonize her, which ends up getting her turned into a pig by her own magic, meaning Sadie has to take the throne in her place after. Furthermore, Sadie overcomes her crippling lack of self-confidence in the process.
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Done twice in Dragon Age II.
First, everyone accuses the Qunari of being militaristic heathens who want to do nothing but convert everyone in Kirkwall to the Qun, even when the Arishok makes it perfectly plain that converting people is the last thing on his mind. In the end, the Arishok snaps and launches a war on Kirkwall, turning him into the monster many accused him of being.
Done a second time with Knight-Commander Meredith. In Act III of the story, the mages believe that Meredith is slowly going crazy trying to uproot Blood Magic from her ranks, even when it's clear that most of the mages just want to be left alone. When Meredith begins killing every mage, regardless of the reason, the mages turn to Blood Magic just to survive Meredith and the templars, making Meredith's paranoia end up causing exactly what she was so paranoid about.
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Inheritance Cycle: In Eragon the title character is asked by a mother to bless her child. He scrapes together some magic words and does. Then his dragon kisses the child, leaving a mark on their forehead. When Eragon protests that he didn't really do anything, someone points out that the kid has both the blessing of a dragon rider and the mark of a kiss from a dragon. They're probably not going to be satisfied as, say, a grocer or blacksmith. Unfortunately, Eragon screwed up the wording, and accidentally cursed Elva.
This is discussed later on in the series, and it's stated that the only sure way to prevent one of these prophecies coming to pass is to immediately kill oneself (an example is given of an elf seeing a premonition of him killing his son in battle and committing suicide so he wouldn't do it), because the premonitions don't tell you what choices you made to make the future that you saw.
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Tekken 7 reveals that the entire series stems from one of these. Heihachi's wife Kazumi had predicted that Heihachi would bring the world to ruin, so she married him in order to get close to him and kill him before that happens. Unfortunately, her repeated attempts on his life ended up breaking Heihachi's heart, leading to her death at her husband's hands and Heihachi's hatred for Kazuya, and the rest was history.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
"Prophecy Girl": The Master is freed by drinking Buffy's blood, but she went to fight him only because of the prophecy. He even points it out.
Double Subversion in "Help": A girl named Cassie, who seems to have prophetic powers, claims that she will die this Friday, whether she likes it or not. The fact that she's been talking about her own death so much leads a cult to try to sacrifice her to a demon, figuring her mysterious disappearance will be chalked up to a suicide. Buffy manages to save her from all the cultists, demons and death traps...only for her to suddenly drop dead of a heart condition that she didn't even know she had. And while not stated, it's entirely plausible that all the stress of her prophecy and its aftermath caused that heart attack.
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In The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street, Grace is convinced that Mori will either convince Thaniel to leave her or use his manipulation of probability to Murder the Hypotenuse. She ends up attacking Mori and creating a bomb from one of his clockwork creations, which injures him, and in doing so causes Thaniel to leave her for Mori.
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Averted in one episode of Stargate Atlantis, the crew meets a man who can tell the future (correctly) and even show his visions to other people. The team suggests that they are self-fulfilling prophecies, however even events that could not have been self-fulfilled through the prophecy turn out to be true.
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A problem in Civil War II. Many of Ulysses' visions towards the heroes seem to prove true because of the heroes' paranoid attempts to stop them, especially if they involve Carol Danvers. It's because Ulysses' visions work by extrapolating from the now, and Carol is the most prone to paranoidly jump on every one of them, which became a variable in his data pool. They got locked in a prophecy self-fulfilling feedback loop so to speak.
The example of the Incredible Hulk stands out particularly. Ulysses has a vision of a mindless Hulk on a hero-killing rampage. Carol takes a massive team of heroes to confront a supposedly depowered Bruce about whether he actually is depowered, which ends with Bruce getting shot in the head. So, no more Hulk? Nope. A few months later, HYDRA brings Bruce back to life, and the trauma of dying (again) has created a new mindless Hulk, who goes on the rampage Ulysses saw.
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Star Wars Legends:
In Fate of the Jedi, it is revealed that Abeloth used to be a mortal woman. Fearing that her immortal family would abandon her once she became old and decrepit, she drank of the Font of Power and bathed in the Pool of Knowledge. Doing so gave her immortality and incredible powers, but mutated her into her current form. Her family abandoned her in disgust.
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12 Monkeys. Not the cataclysm itself, but the protagonist's vision of someone dying. And La Jetée, the short French New Wave film it was based on.
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Two concurrent prophecies in Final Fantasy VIII, stemming from Squall's defeat of Ultimecia, each of them related to the other in a "chicken and egg" scenario:
It is known that, in the future, a Sorceress will rise to conquer the world and attempt Time Coppression to attain godhood. Therefore, future societies persecute potential Sorceresses. When Ultimecia is finally born, this persecution plants the seeds of unending hatred within her, causing her to lash out and devastate the world.
Ultimecia is aware that she is destined to be defeated by the Legendary SeeD. Therefore, she attempts Time Compression so she can absorb all reality and all time and escape death. Her meddling with the timestream to accomplish this goal inspired people in the past to create SeeD, the very organization that raises anti-Sorceress child soldiers - and also caused Edea and Cid to intentionally groom Squall to become the SeeD destined to defeat Ultimecia.
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Dragon Ball Z:
Frieza kills all of the Saiyans he can find and even destroys their home planet in order to prevent a Super Saiyan from rising up and defeating him. What happens later? Frieza's efforts actually anger Goku to the point that he becomes a Super Saiyan and completely beats the shit out of Frieza, even to the point of killing him. It doesn't stick but even at that point, it was pretty clear that Frieza was killed because of his efforts to prevent himself from being killed. In addition, Frieza's actual death is by the son of one of the three Saiyans he allowed to live in one timeline, and by Goku in the other.
In the "Episode of Bardock" special, it turns out Bardock was sent back in time and got into a conflict with Frieza's ancestor Lord Chilled. It also turned out that Bardock was the Legendary Super Saiyan, meaning that Frieza was indirectly responsible for the very legend upon which he would destroy that Saiyan race for, an act that would eventually cause his death. Talk about Irony.
Dragon Ball Minus adds to it by revealing that the reason Goku was sent to Earth in the first place. Frieza had ordered all the Saiyans to return to Planet Vegeta; Bardock, thinking that this sounded incredibly suspicious, stole a space pod and sent his infant son to another planet to keep him safe...and as we all know, Bardock was spot-on and Frieza wanted all the Saiyans together so he could easily kill them all. Living on Earth gave Goku plenty of challenges, which lead to his becoming so powerful that he achieved Super Saiyan. If he'd stayed on Planet Vegeta, he more than likely would have just been another forgettable low-class warrior.
Prior to Goku actually fulfilling the prophecy, Vegeta tries unsuccessfully to invoke this trope, declaring that Frieza was an idiot for destroying the Saiyan race because he feared their potential power...but keeping the strongest one of all alive. Vegeta incorrectly believed that he had become a Super Saiyan at this point, and Frieza gave him a rude awakening. Since Death Is Cheap in the Dragon Ball universe, though, Vegeta was brought back to life and got to see the fulfillment of the prophecy anyway.
In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Frieza's empire has been falling apart without him, and while not happy with the idea, his minions use the Dragon Balls to bring him Back from the Dead because they see Frieza's fear factor as the only way to restore it to its former glory. Instead of going back to rule his empire as they expected, Frieza throws it all away for the sake of petty revenge on Goku, only to get himself killed and his entire army destroyed; by bringing him back to life, Frieza's minions ensured the destruction of his empire, the very thing they wanted to prevent.
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In The Librarians 2014 they have the appropriately titled episode "And the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy". Such prophecies can only be cancelled by the intervention of a person not included in the prophecy or by causing a massive upset in destiny.
Baird receives a prophecy that she will be killed by a supernatural assassin in the Library at a certain time, despite the Library being warded against said assassin. She decides to avoid the Library and goes on a case only to be captured in a maze with the assassin stalking her. When the appointed time approaches she discovers the maze is inside an artifact taken back to the Library. Had she remained in the Library the assassin would never have gotten to her. Baird manages to avert the prophecy by having Jenkins, who was not in the prophecy, throw the artifact out of the Library.
The Oracle of Delphi had a vision that she would die after the next time she bathed in the waters of Delphi. She fled Greece and was living in Seattle, where she regularly bathed in a pool to maintain her powers. A student added water from Mount Parnassus which meant the next time the Oracle bathed she was marked for death, living only so long as she stayed wet. She created Baird's prophecy and planned to use the power of the broken destiny to free herself. When Baird escapes her prophecy the assassin turned on the Oracle who had dried off.
Ezekiel, Stone, and Baird use prophecy glasses to catch snippets of their future selves solving the problems they currently face. This ends up nearly bringing them to blows when they see visions of being attacked by one another. The only reason for them attacking one another in the vision was their paranoia after seeing the vision itself.
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The entire plot of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Anakin has visions of his wife dying in childbirth and turns to the dark side in an attempt to prevent it, only to get Drunk on the Dark Side and accidentally kill her. This was done to contrast with Luke later being confronted by the same sorts of troubling prophecies, but ultimately being able to Screw Destiny and avoid the path his father took.
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A couple of Spider-Man stories deal with his Time Police counterpart from the year 2211 and his arch-nemesis Hobgoblin 2211. It's revealed the Hobgoblin 2211 is really his daughter Robin, who, while researching breaks in the "multiverse" throughout history, and how to stop them from continuing to destroy reality, is arrested by her father for things she is innocent of now, but will do in the future (namely murder and screwing around with reality), and placed in a virtual reality prison/paradise. Her boyfriend, however, attempts to free her by using a virus to shut down the computer she's attached to, which also drives her completely insane as her mind is affected by the virus. Now totally nuts, she then dons a dimensional/time traveling suit and goes on a rampage through time and reality, erasing people (usually Spider-Men) from existence with Retcon bombs. As a result, not only do her father's attempts to stop her from becoming the Hobgoblin directly cause her to do so, but she herself becomes the cause of the very breaks in reality that she had discovered (though that's less a prophecy than merely an ironic turn).
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in general puts forth the idea that it's not so much a self-fulfilling prophecy anyway, but a kind of predestination... Judgment Day will always happen, and there will always be a human Resistance that rises up to fight it. It's the details such as the date of Judgment Day and who leads the Resistance (and whether the Resistance wins) that can be changed. All we know is that at some point, John Connor got conceived and added into the temporal shuffle, at which point his own actions formed a Stable Time Loop assuring he'd be born.
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Comedic variant from Captain Britain:
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Charmed has a few examples:
Season 6 reveals that Piper and Leo's son Wyatt is destined to become the evilest male witch ever. This leads Gideon, headmaster of the Magic Academy, to try and prevent it by killing Wyatt as an infant. As it turns out, however, Wyatt will fight him off, but the psychological trauma of Gideon's attempts to kill him is exactly what turned Wyatt evil, to begin with. Leo ultimately breaks the cycle by killing Gideon.
A prominent example is with Cole Turner in Season 5. He repeatedly attempts to win Phoebe back and be good, but no matter what he did to try to convince her, Phoebe and her sisters adamantly refuse to accept him back and even try to kill him, stating that he will never be anything more than an evil demon. Eventually, Cole goes insane and decides to just roll with it.
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Best Friends Whenever: It is revealed that Cyd and Shelby themselves are what created the Future Lab timeline:
When they try to see if Shelby's dad is involved in the Future Lab, they unintentionally get him promoted to that position.
When they go back to 1991 to stop Janet Smythe from finding Globo-Digit-Dyne, they accidentally leave behind some of their tachyons which Janet later uses to create the Mega-Corp.
They accidentally tell Janet the secret to time travel which would allow her to create the Bad Future that Cyd and Shelby saw in "Fight to the Future: Part 1".
Also, the Alternate Timeline with Cyd and Shelby strapped to tables was revealed to have been done voluntarily to sacrifice their powers in order to stop Janet Smythe.
A minor non-related example was the fire in "A Time Time To Say Thankyou".
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This is a huge part of Merlin (2008).
Morgana is shown to go to the dark side mainly because they're the only other magical people she knows. If Merlin had revealed himself to her, this wouldn't have happened. In case that's too subtle, Merlin is so desperate to keep Mordred from his future evil acts that he trips him with a branch so he will be caught by Camelot knights. Not only does Mordred kill said knights, but his line afterwards makes absolutely certain that Merlin has driven him to evil.
And in "The Tears of Uther Pendragon Part II", he tells the Dragon that he should have listened to him and never trusted Morgana. So apparently he missed the obvious Aesop.
Luckily, he gets straightened out four episodes later when he's shown visions of the future by a crystal cave. Except for the first three visions, he winds up fulfilling each and every one of them through his paranoia to stop them from happening. He clearly states that this was all his doing at the end though, and nicely averts Aesop Amnesia when he talks to Arthur about destiny in the next episode.
There's also a nice variation with Arthur. Merlin protects and advises Arthur because Arthur will one day be a great king, and as a result, Arthur becomes a better king.
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In Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest, the night before the group goes out for their first dungeon training, Kaori goes to Hajime's room to tell him she had a dream where he fell down a ravine and disappeared. Unfortunately, one of their classmates, who is one of Hajime's bullies and is obsessed with Kaori, witnesses her going to his room and goes so mad with jealousy that he ends up causing the "accident" that causes Hajime to fall down a ravine and disappear.
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In the 1632 novels, people have gotten into the habit of looking up themselves in uptime reference works. Some of them then decide to try to make the bits about their future that they like come sooner, and the bits that they don't like not happen. In some cases - the matter with Charles I of England and Oliver Cromwell being the most obvious - the manner in which they try to avoid their fate just makes it likely to happen sooner.
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In HITMAN 2, two targets are a pair of former members of Providence who were afraid they were going to be executed soon, and so defected to one of Providence's enemies to prevent that. Their defection persuaded Providence to hire Agent 47 to kill them.
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Very nearly occurred with Hiei of Yu Yu Hakusho. A prophecy held that he would destroy the village of his birth, so he was cast out to die. He survived and, driven by deep-seated anger over being cast aside, returned to destroy the village. Only seeing the misery of the village stayed his hand.
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In the classic Judge Dredd storyline The Judge Child Quest, the Judge Child makes predictions that make the people who hear them cause the accidents that they just heard predicted.
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In The Ruins of an American Party System, the Troika ruling the Soviet Union come to fear that the increasingly popular Grand Marshal Tukhachevsky will stage a Military Coup and overthrow them, to the point that they excommunicate him from the Party and try to have him relieved of command... which pisses off Tukhachevsky (who'd actually had no treasonous thoughts whatsoever) and his men to the point that they do stage a coup.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation:
Lampshaded, defied, averted, played straight, and thoroughly deconstructed, all in one episode: "Cause and Effect" deals with causality and time travel, and at one point the following analysis takes place:
This trope is also one of the driving themes of the episode "Time Squared", although it is averted at the very last moment.
An example of a prophecy coming true because somebody wants it to occurred in "Rightful Heir". The Klingon messiah Kahless said he would return on Borath. After 1500 years of waiting the Klingon religious leaders decided to use science to make the prophecy come true. They created a clone of Kahless and programmed it with Kahless's memories, essentially making it identical to the original. Thus, as the prophecy predicted, Kahless returned from the afterlife on Borath.
And in "All Good Things," it's Picard probing into the Negative Space Wedgie in three different time periods that causes it to form in the first (and last, and middle) place. That's the Timey-Wimey Ball for you.
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 A Thing of Vikings (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 A Very Scary Thought (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Diamond and Silver's Excellent Adventure (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Dominoes (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Dragons of Ice and Fire (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 For His Own Sake (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Possibility Engine (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Princess of the Blacks (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Dark Lords of Nerima (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Elements of Harmony and the Savior of Worlds (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Heart Trilogy (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Descendants / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 GoodFellas / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 I Know Where I'm Going! / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Minority Report / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Office Space / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Repo! The Genetic Opera / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Revenge of the Sith / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Southland Tales
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Big Hit / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Last Jedi / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Valley of Gwangi / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Thor: Ragnarok / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Willow / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 .hack (Franchise) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Let's Race With RPGM (Lets Play) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 SuperLPHeroes (Lets Play) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Book Girl / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Gosick / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Heavy Object / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Lord Marksman and Vanadis / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Rising of the Shield Hero / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 All the Troubles of the World / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Arabian Nights / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Astral Dawn
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Dune / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Foundation / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Going Clear / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Great Expectations / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Horus Heresy / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 King Crow / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Kushiel's Legacy / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Marcus Didius Falco / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Middlemarch / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Nero Wolfe / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Night Watch (Discworld) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Safehold / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 1632 / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Star Trek: New Frontier / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Sword of Truth / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Book of Mormon / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Culture / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Four Gospels / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Grateful Beasts / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Horse and His Boy / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Last Hero / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Laundry Files / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Patchwork Girl of Oz / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Sandman / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Worst Witch / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Vampire: The Masquerade / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Vorkosigan Saga / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Watership Down / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Wraith Knight / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Wuthering Heights / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Zeus Is Dead / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 ChristopherTitus
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Horseclans
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Professional Wrestling / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Ptitle123ut4ni5x96
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Ptitle2axxn65s
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Ptitlej908554evmk7
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 SelffulfillingProphecy
sameAs
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 TheBoothAtTheEnd
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The CSI Effect
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 WilliamHenryHarrison
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Basara (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Cells at Work! (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Daily Life with Monster Girl (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Deadman Wonderland (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Dororo (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Iris Zero (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Land of the Lustrous (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 My Hero Academia (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Rosario + Vampire (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 20th Century Boys (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Vinland Saga (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 ×××HOLiC (Manga)
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Glowfic (Roleplay) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Gamer's Alliance (Roleplay) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Air Crash Investigation / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Alfred Hitchcock Presents / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Animal Kingdom / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Better Call Saul / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Dong Yi / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 FlashForward (2009) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Jonathan Creek / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Kings / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Law & Order: Criminal Intent / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Legend of the Seeker / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Lexx / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Lucifer (2016) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Mayday / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Pretty Little Liars / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Red Dwarf / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Survivor / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 That's So Raven / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Flash (2014) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Umbrella Academy (2019) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Xena: Warrior Princess / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Team Space Hobos RPG (Tabletop Game)
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Henry IV, Part 1 (Theatre) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Macbeth (Theatre) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Oedipus the King (Theatre) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 BioShock 2 (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Cadence of Hyrule (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Colossal Kaiju Combat! (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Crysis (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Enderal (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 God of War (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 God of War (PS4) (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 HITMAN 2 (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 HITMAN (2016) (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 inFAMOUS 2 (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Life Is Strange (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Mass Effect (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Myth (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Path of Exile (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Starsiege (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Summoner (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Super Paper Mario (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Supreme Commander (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Tales of Graces (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Tales of the Abyss (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Trials of Mana (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Weaponlord (Video Game) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Dark Tales / Videogame / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Cinderella Phenomenon (Visual Novel) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Happiness (Visual Novel) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Summer Pockets (Visual Novel) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Diamond in the Rough (Touhou) (Web Animation) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Extra Credits (Web Animation) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Down the Rabbit Hole (Web Video) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Annotated Series (Web Video) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 TheBoothAtTheEnd
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Terrible Writing Advice (Web Animation) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Better Days (Webcomic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Erfworld (Webcomic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Goblins (Webcomic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 No Rest for the Wicked (Webcomic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 WorldOfTropes
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Onion (Website) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Animaniacs / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Big City Greens / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Frozen (2013) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Gargoyles / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Kung Fu Panda / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Kung Fu Panda 2 / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Moana / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Moral Orel / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 ParaNorman / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 TheKarateKidTheAnimatedSeries
seeAlso
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The LEGO Movie / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Loud House / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Young Justice - Original Series / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Shinsuke Nakamura (Wrestling) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 All-New Wolverine (Comic Book) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 The Killer Rarityverse (Fanfic) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 ×××HOLiC (Manga) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Being Human (UK) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Gaia Online (Website) / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
 Iron Man: Armored Adventures / int_30d2ae29
type
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy