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Zybrissa

I've seen people talking recently about the many daft ways spoilers can get out nowadays (hi YouTube recommendations), so I thought I'd ask: what's the worst, biggest or most ridiculous way you've had a work spoiled for you? Can be any kind of work, game or otherwise.

For me, it was a few years ago, when I decided to watch an anime from the very beginning (I'd never done that before with any show) over a period of months. Partway through Season 1, I was browsing an unrelated page on a media wiki, taking my usual spoiler precautions, and I clicked on a link to another page. It turned out not to be a page I was expecting, but no matter: the page wasn't about any particular work... except near the top, it had a massive unmarked spoiler for several seasons of that exact show. No other spoilers on the page; just that one for the only show I was watching, and the reference seemed to have been put there as an editor's idea of a joke. Yeah, I wasn't happy.

So, anyone else got any ridiculous stories of spoileration? (Given the topic at hand, please use spoiler tags if you're going to go into detail about your own experiences, and warn which works the spoilers are for if necessary.)

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Kermit1

I found out the ending to Rogue One thanks to someone uploading it on YouTube on their iPhone 6.

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Rambler

A SW one for me was the way Solo's death in TFA seemed to be discussed as a generic plot point, rather than a shock development.

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Kermit1

@Savage_Joe ya it kinda was lol

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Savage_Joe

@Zybrissa i don’t mind being spoiled most of the time, but there have been times when a spoiler did stung me. I was hooked with 999 (now Zero Escape) and I played through almost all of the endings. then I went to gamefaqs because I got stuck on a scene, and one of the comments casually dropped the most important part of the true ending. getting furious was an understatement 😂😂

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kkslider5552000

Back in the day someone intentionally spoiled Naruto for me (thankfully only something that happened a few episodes later but still...). That was obnoxious.

There was also more recently where being a fan of Re:Zero but waiting a week on watching on Crunchyroll (when you could still watch anime on it without paying :V) meant for some reason I kept getting youtube thumbnails about spoiler thing in the next episode.

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For me, Nintendo spoiling Kraid as a boss in Dread was super irritating. I would have LOVED that to have been a surprise.

Gamorrah’s death in Infinity War was another one that got spoiled like a week before I watched it. That stunk too.

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Dogorilla

I remember seeing someone type 'han solo dies' in the chat on a Minecraft server I was on, before I'd seen The Force Awakens. And a couple of days before Avengers Endgame came out I was watching a physics revision livestream for school and someone typed 'iron man dies' in the chat. But luckily both times I thought there was no way those things would happen and assumed the person was trolling.

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VoidofLight

I remember when I saw the final boss of Pokemon Sun before launch because of youtube.

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Luigi05

Will mention something, but how do you hide stuff under that spoiler box?

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Sunsy

I still need to see The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, waiting to see it in event my friend wants to watch with me, and got a moment spoiled thanks to a YouTube thumbnail in recommended.

Yeah, I like watching clips to series I like, but that doesn't mean I want to be spoiled for something I want to see. Bad algorithm, bad! Maybe I want to watch the originals, and enjoy clips.

Trolls 3 is coming out next year, probably going to watch clips and songs from the first two movies, it's more of a convenience than popping in a DVD every time and fast forwarding when the Movie Clips channel has these moments. Knowing YouTube, the algorithm will probably spoil it unless I get to go see it day one (planning to see it multiple times tbh).

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Zuljaras

I am probably one of the few people that do not care about spoilers and is not affected by them at all

I can see spoilers about movies, tv series or games and that will not make me like them less

If a person does not want the risk of spoilers, they should turn off the internet

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Sunsy

@Luigi05 You hide spoilers like this...

(spoiler)Spoiler goes here(/spoiler)

Of course replace the ( and ) with [ and ]. Hope this helps.

It should look like... Spoiler goes here (not an actual spoiler BTW).

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Luigi05

@Sunsy Thank you! Yes, I'm gonna be milking this now I can do it. 😆
I can't stand people who deliberately spoil things. Apart from the obvious endgame spoiler in school that Iron Man dies, one thing I had spoiled was by my brother, I didn't know that Steven was the champion in Pokémon Ruby. Yeah, that upset me.

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EaglyTheKawaiiShika

My sister spoiled infinity war for me. She didn’t want to go because she heard groot “died”. So she told me. Granted she was young but still ouch itbwas betrayal. And I love that of all the characters who got got dusted she was most upset about groot

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Munchlax

I saw the infamous “family photo” of Xenoblade 3 on a YouTube thumbnail. 2 weeks before the game’s official launch.

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Xyphon22

I love lists, so I read a list of the most excruciating deaths in gaming, and number one was from a game I was currently playing and hadn't gotten to yet.

But the worst one for me was years ago me and my friends were late watching season one of 24, but we were watching it on DVD. Then one of my friends saw a commercial for season two which was about to start on TV that mentioned a major death from season one. It would have been bad enough for him, but he was the only one who saw the commercial, but he then proceeded to tell all of us! I chose to live in denial and that it wasn't true until it actually happened.

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Kermit1

The Lion King (2019) got spoiled for me

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