109: Spoiler Alert

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Spoiler Alert
And then it turns out they're both Tyler Durden.
Title text: And then it turns out they're both Tyler Durden.

Explanation

Severus Snape is a character from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books.

Trinity is a character from The Matrix trilogy of movies.

Rosebud is from the 1941 film Citizen Kane.

From the title text, Tyler_Durden is a character from the novel and movie Fight Club.

All four references share the common ground that they are all involved in significant events or ideas in their respective movies that have been often spoiled by careless viewers for those who have not yet seen the movies. Here the relevant events are mashed together into one and spoiled in one go.

Spoilers in this comic
In this comic, Snape is depicted knocking Trinity off a high place with a wooden sled named Rosebud.
Snape kills someone important, by knocking them off a building.
Trinity dies
Rosebud is a sled
Tyler Durden is both characters

Ironically, the event depicted in the comic did not actually occur in any movie.

This comic references several unexpected plot twists from various Hollywood movies and combines them into one giant twist invented by Randall. A "spoiler" is a term used to describe information about the plot of any media which could spoil the media for someone who has not viewed it. The term "spoiler alert" has become popularized to precede such spoilers particularly in online posting as a warning to potential readers. It is also a phrase often used ironically or angrily to suggest that something someone has just said is a spoiler.

The rest of this explanation should be prefaced with its own "Spoiler Alert!", as it contains plot details of the various movies referenced in the comic:
Trinity (the female protagonist in The Matrix series) is killed in the third film, The Matrix Revolutions. The central mystery of the classic film Citizen Kane is the meaning of "Rosebud" (the title character's last word), which is revealed at the end of the film to be the name of his childhood sled. In Harry Potter, Snape (a professor at the Hogwarts school) kills Dumbledore (the headmaster) at the top of the Astronomy Tower in the penultimate book of the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".
The title text refers to the film Fight Club, at the end of which it is revealed that the character played by Ed Norton is actually Tyler Durden (the name Brad Pitt's character goes by); and Pitt's character is really just a figment of the Norton character's imagination; and that the viewer has been watching from Norton's point of view, seeing Pitt doing things Norton did not want to admit to himself he was capable of. In other words, the two roles are one and the same character.

Transcript

Spoiler Alert!
Snape kills Trinity with Rosebud!
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Discussion

Trinity doesn't look dead, he looks like he's dodging the sled. He'll be back in two movies. Davidy22 (talk) 03:41, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


He? Did Carrie Anne Moss get gender reassignment surgery?  ;) -- mwburden 70.91.188.49 20:19, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

"I always thought... you were a guy." "Most guys do." Alivechihiro (talk) 07:59, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
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