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17th Jun '16 5:06:49 PM Siggu
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** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' has, so far, the biggest anachronic order yet. The chronological order of cases is [[spoiler:4th, 2nd, 3rd, 1st, 5th. Admittedly, the 4th case is a flashback case that takes place years ago, but it gets weird with the others; at the end of case 3, for instance, the person who committed the murder in case 1 shows up.]]

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** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' has, so far, the biggest anachronic order yet. The chronological order of cases is [[spoiler:4th, 2nd, 3rd, 1st, 5th. Admittedly, the 4th case is a flashback case that takes place years ago, but it gets weird with the others; at the end of case 3, for instance, both the person who committed murderer and the murder in victim of case 1 shows show up.]]
11th Jun '16 8:47:12 PM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': The series currently has six different canons, which can sometimes play this trope straight. The ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' canon, consisting of the sixth and seventh games, goes back-to-front -- ''Blazing Sword'' ([=FE7=]) followed by ''Binding Blade'' ([=FE6=]). Then there's ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral''. The ''Jugdral'' canon takes place earliest, on the Jugdral continent, with ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' ([=FE4=]) spanning decades and generations. ''Tharcia 776'' ([=FE5=]) takes place near the end the time skip between chapters five and six. The ''Akaneia'' canon (the original) takes place centuries later on the continent of Akaneia/Archanea. The ''Archanea War Chronicles'', a game broadcast by Satellaview (and thus not counted as part of the overall series) takes place earliest, along with the four bonus chapters in ''New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Darkness'' ([=FE12=]), which serves as a remake. Then go ''The Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light'' ([=FE1=]), ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1 (the first half of [=FE3=]) and ''Shadow Dragon'' ([=FE11=]), which all tell the same story. While this is going on, ''Fire Emblem Gaiden'' ([=FE2=]) is going on in the distant continent of Valentia. This is followed by Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and the main story of ''Heroes of Light and Darkness'', which tell the same story. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' ([=FE13=]) takes place on Archanea and Valentia in the distant future, the respective continents now renamed Ylisse and Valm.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': The series currently has six different canons, which can sometimes play this trope straight. The ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' canon, consisting of the sixth and seventh games, goes back-to-front -- ''Blazing Sword'' ([=FE7=]) followed by ''Binding Blade'' ([=FE6=]). Then there's ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral''. The ''Jugdral'' canon takes place earliest, on the Jugdral continent, with ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' ([=FE4=]) spanning decades and generations. ''Tharcia 776'' ([=FE5=]) takes place near the end the time skip between chapters five and six. The ''Akaneia'' canon (the original) takes place centuries later on the continent of Akaneia/Archanea. The ''Archanea War Chronicles'', a game broadcast by Satellaview (and thus not counted as part of the overall series) takes place earliest, along with the four bonus chapters in ''New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Darkness'' ([=FE12=]), which serves as a remake. Then go ''The Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light'' ([=FE1=]), ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1 (the first half of [=FE3=]) and ''Shadow Dragon'' ([=FE11=]), which all tell the same story. While this is going on, ''Fire Emblem Gaiden'' ([=FE2=]) is going on in the distant continent of Valentia. This is followed by Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and the main story of ''Heroes of Light and Darkness'', which tell the same story. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' ([=FE13=]) takes place on Archanea and Valentia in the distant future, the respective continents now renamed Ylisse and Valm.
4th Jun '16 8:18:36 AM SallyGeeWhiz
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* Chapter 15 of ''Webcomic/{{Evil Plan}}'' switches between two modern day timelines and a childhood one.
3rd Jun '16 6:45:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* IDW's ''[[TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics are told in this fashion. When the first mini-series begins the war has already been going on for sometime. Through flashbacks and other issues and mini-series we slowly shape how the war began, who's responsible, and in general learn more about the universe.

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* IDW's ''[[TheTransformersIDW ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics are told in this fashion. When the first mini-series begins the war has already been going on for sometime. Through flashbacks and other issues and mini-series we slowly shape how the war began, who's responsible, and in general learn more about the universe.
1st Jun '16 1:16:01 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RogerZelazny's time travel novel ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}'' alternates chapters that follow the protagonist through the main plot line with with vignettes involving a variety of characters scattered throughout human history, all of which eventually feed in to the resolution of the main plot. The vignettes are in no particular order; for instance, the first shows a young man named Randy having an encounter while time traveling, while a later one shows him learning the secret of time travel for the first time. Zelazny reportedly wrote them out on separate pieces of paper and shuffled them into a random order before interleaving them with the Red chapters.

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* Creator/RogerZelazny's time travel novel ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}'' alternates chapters that follow the protagonist protagonist, Red Dorakeen, through the main plot line with with vignettes involving a variety of characters scattered throughout human history, all of which eventually feed in to the resolution of the main plot. The vignettes are in no particular order; for instance, the first shows a young man named Randy having an encounter while time traveling, while a later one shows him learning the secret of time travel for the first time. Zelazny reportedly wrote them out on separate pieces of paper and shuffled them into a random order before interleaving them with the Red chapters.
1st Jun '16 1:15:11 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RogerZelazny's time travel novel ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}'' alternates chapters that follow the protagonist through the main plot line with with vignettes involving a variety of characters scattered throughout human history, all of which eventually feed in to the resolution of the main plot. The vignettes are in no particular order; for instance, the first shows a young man named Randy having an encounter while time traveling, while a later one shows him learning the secret of time travel for the first time. Zelazny reportedly wrote them out on separate pieces of paper and shuffled them into a random order before interleaving them with the Red chapters.
27th May '16 10:31:09 PM nicksplosivez
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* ''Film/Watchmen'' jumps between time periods in order to establish character backstories and relationships, much like the comic book it's based on.

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* ''Film/Watchmen'' ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' jumps between time periods in order to establish character backstories and relationships, much like the comic book it's based on.
27th May '16 10:29:50 PM nicksplosivez
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* ''Film/Watchmen'' jumps between time periods in order to establish character backstories and relationships, much like the comic book it's based on.
27th May '16 10:20:35 PM nicksplosivez
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** ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' jumps back and forth between before the robbery and after it, but never shows the robbery in progress.



** ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' jumps back and forth between before the robbery and after it.
** ''Film/KillBill'' helps us track the timeline by the Bride's list of people to kill. Notably, we see one name crossed off her list in the beginning of the first film who doesn't die until the climax.


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** ''Film/KillBill'' helps us track the timeline by the Bride's list of people to kill. Notably, we see one name crossed off her list in the beginning of the first film who doesn't die until the climax.
** ''Film/TheHateful8'' has events that happen before the film's start close to the end of the film. [[spoiler:This scene reveals who's working with Daisy Domergue.]]
23rd May '16 5:02:22 AM PaulA
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* In publication order, Creator/DavidGemmell's ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga jumps back and forth over several centuries of the history of the Drenai Empire; the first novel written and published, ''Legend'', ended up being about halfway through in chronological order. There is, however, a single novel which comes last and concludes the series in either order: ''The Swords of Night and Day'', published not long before Gemmell's death.
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