Essential Third Act Twists

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    An adaptation of Dresden Codak's "42 Essential 3rd Act Twists" comic, with links to their respective pages.


    Peripeteia

    Anagnorisis
    (The Reveal)

    Petard Hoist
    Reverse
    MacGuffin

    Shyamalan
    Double Subversion
    Shyamalan
    Deus Ex
    Machina



    Tragedy
    DoubleCross.jpg
    Incest.jpg
    PetardHoist.jpg
    ReverseMacguffin.jpg
    DevilBackfires.jpg
    DevilAutisticBoy.jpg
    GrantsWishes.jpg



    Thriller
    VillainKidnapsSelf.jpg
    StolenIdentity.jpg
    DeathByPetard.jpg
    BoringConspiracy.jpg
    GovernmentInOnIt.jpg
    GovernmentAustisticBoy.jpg
    AustisticSolvesCrime.jpg



    Science Fiction
    FakedExtinction.jpg
    AlienZoo.jpg
    FoodEatsPeople.jpg
    AlienPyramidScheme.jpg
    RobotReveal.jpg
    ReverseRobotReveal.jpg
    GodFromMachine.jpg



    Horror
    VampiresRepelDaylight.jpg
    GhostBoats.jpg
    WerewolfFrankenstien.jpg
    FrankenWolf.jpg
    ItWasADream.jpg
    ItWasntADream.jpg
    LegendIgnored.jpg



    Fantasy
    DarkLordReasonable.jpg
    DruidsLoseInterest.jpg
    ChristAnalogyBackfires.jpg
    SwordsReplaceFeelings.jpg
    ToyActuallyWand.jpg
    WandActuallyHandgun.jpg
    Eagles.jpg



    Mystery
    SolvesOwnCrime.jpg
    AllTheButlerDidIt.jpg
    SchadenfreudeProvesUnruly.jpg
    NecromancerSolvesCase.jpg
    UnreliableNarrator-dc.jpg
    UnreliableReader.jpg
    GodDidIt.jpg