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Old 2018-06-15, 18:46   Link #3747
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Originally Posted by wissenschaft View Post
More specifically, he points out that either the Klaosaurs or humans being revealed to be aliens would have been fine. Thats more what I was expecting. The "no surprise aliens" rule is more a no surprise faction at the end of a story. Such a twist lends too heavily in the direction of Deus Ex Machina. Of course, as Nearly on Red points out, there are famous exceptions to the rule such as War of the Worlds but those are exceptions because the story had a specific purpose that required such a jarring twist.
Even Gurren Lagann spoon fed us clues till they revealed aliens.
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