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Last night Nick and I were watching Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
"Hmmm, these eater plants are probably gonna be important later on", I thought to myself. And lo, they were.
Once the Hunter was introduced, we paused, and started speculating on exactly who was gonna get killed by him. Rian? Nah, he's The Hero. Deet? Nah, she's The Heroine. Neither of them can die until at least the third act, they'll probably hold hands and look into the sunrise of a Grand Conjunction in the final scene. Hup? Mmmaybe, he feels like he's marked for Noble Sacrifice - but a late-game one. Way too early.
That left Rian's Dad.
After a moment, I paused the show again and called it: Rian's Dad was gonna nobly sacrifice himself stopping the Hunter.
And lo, he did.
I didn't expect the Hunter to climb out of that pit of munchy plants, though. Well. First they sat there telling us that he put a lot of points in Badass, then we saw him prove that was not just an informed attribute.
Yes we do this on a regular basis when we watch shit together, it's probably pretty annoying.
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Prerequisites: spend too much time reading books on plotting tvtropes, have someone to watch with who's done the same.
Or just "watch/read a bunch of stories and start noticing patterns and talking about them" works too I guess. You can do it solo too - there's a series of posts on my blog where I Thought Hard About Utena as I watched it - but it's not as much fun as having someone willing to pick it apart with.