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Small Foreshadowing Details We Never Noticed About DCEU Villains

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Vote up the most brilliant foreshadowing.

DC Comics has had incredible success with their big screen adaptations, from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy to the more contemporary "Synderverse," where leading characters like Aquaman and Wonder Woman are the stars of the show. It's not just the heroes that make these movies so popular, though. DC's villains drive the action-packed plotlines, and one of the things that makes them so sinister is the foreshadowing tucked away in their stories. You may not have noticed, for example, that the scar General Zod gets in Man of Steel ends up resurfacing on Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is also foreshadowing in the background details, like when Ludendorff seems to grow a pair of "horns" while talking to Diana in Wonder Woman. Sometimes these little previews are even subtly placed in dialogue. When Bane describes his backstory to Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, he actually provides information that lets us know he's not the child that escaped the prison pit.

If you love discovering little clues on the big screen, check out this list of foreshadowing details from DC movies.

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    31 VOTES

    Fox Issues A Warning To Bruce About His New Suit

    From Redditor /u/ASovietSpy:

    I noticed this slight foreshadow when watching The Dark Knight the other day.

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    Sir Patrick Recognizes Diana Right From The Start

    Sir Patrick Recognizes Diana Right From The Start
    Photo: Wonder Woman / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/hairhair2015:

    In Wonder Woman (2017) when sir Patrick sees Diana in parliament he reacts strongly. You are meant to think that he is reacting this way because she is a woman in a place for men. He is really reacting like this because he recognizes that she is the Godkiller sent to destroy him (Ares).

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    Dr. Sivana Gets Hit With A 'Mortal Kombat' Move

    Dr. Sivana Gets Hit With A 'Mortal Kombat' Move
    Photo: Shazam! / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/CORVlN:

    In Shazam! (2019) the boys play Mortal Kombat. Later, Billy uses Johnny Cage's signature "Nut Punch" move on Dr. Sivana.

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    The Joker Starts His Trickery With A Card

    The Joker Starts His Trickery With A Card
    Photo: Batman Begins / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/Finlayyy:

    At the end of Batman Begins, Batman receives a joker card from Jim Gordon. This card was recovered by a policeman named J.Kerr, a common alias of The Joker.

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    Zod's Scar Shows Up On Doomsday

    From Redditor /u/DfN5000:

    Since Zod's body was used in the creation of Doomsday in Batman v Superman, Doomsday has the same scar that Zod had in Man of Steel.

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    Bane Reveals He Is Not The Child From The Pit

    Bane Reveals He Is Not The Child From The Pit
    Photo: The Dark Knight Rises / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/WasabiPics:

    In the movie we are led to believe that the child that escaped from the prison was Bane as a child because the story kept reminding us that Bane was born and raised in the prison.

    BUT earlier in the story Bane says his famous quote: "... I didn't see the light until I was already a man..." They foreshadowed the fact that the child isn't him because the child "saw the light" while still a child.