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27th May '17 6:03:04 AM MarcusSLazarus
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* Robert Masello uses this in many of his novels; ''Blood & Ice'', ''The Medusa Mask'', and ''The Romanov Cross'' all feature a storyline set in the present while also looking at events in the past, such as the ''Blood & Ice'' flashbacks looking at the events that led to Sinclair and Eleanor becoming vampires in the Crimean War or ''Medusa Amulet'' exploring the history of the titular amulet.



** ''Series/StargateSG1'' used this in [[Recap/StargateSG1S8E5Icon "Icon"]].
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has the episodes [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS3E17Sunday "Sunday"]] and [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS4E6TabulaRasa "Tabula Rasa"]].

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** ''Series/StargateSG1'' used this in [[Recap/StargateSG1S8E5Icon "Icon"]].
"Icon"]], starting with Daniel trapped on a planet and then looking back at how he ended up in that situation.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has the episodes [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS3E17Sunday "Sunday"]] "Sunday"]], which features the events leading up to an explosion in Atlantis as experiencedby the main characters from different perspectives, and [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS4E6TabulaRasa "Tabula Rasa"]].Rasa"]], which starts with the characters all suffering from amnesia and then shows them finding records to explain what happened to them.
26th May '17 8:55:34 PM Az_Tech341
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The simplest form of this, [[SimultaneousArcs covering the same time frame from different perspectives,]] is equivalent to a RashomonStyle plot. One way of doing this is to have a "present" storyline going on as the "past" occasionally pops up and mixes things around, as a variation of HowWeGotHere. Or a character spends time using a WholeEpisodeFlashback as a FramingDevice. While they are related, there is still a dividing line as one of those storylines has to still be jumbled chronologically.

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The simplest form of this, this - [[SimultaneousArcs covering the same time frame from different perspectives,]] perspectives]] - is equivalent to a RashomonStyle plot. One way of doing this is to have a "present" storyline going on as the "past" occasionally pops up and mixes things around, around as a variation of HowWeGotHere. Or HowWeGotHere, or a character spends time using a WholeEpisodeFlashback as a FramingDevice. While they are related, there is still a dividing line as one of those storylines has to still to be jumbled chronologically.



According to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], this is professionally known as "non-linear" style. Sometimes this is also referred to as [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Quentinuity]].

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According to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], this is professionally known as "non-linear" style. Sometimes Sometimes, this is also referred to as [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Quentinuity]].
25th May '17 1:51:03 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Most of the films in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse take place in chronological round. However, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' takes place a few months after [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the first movie]] and thus is still set in 2014 and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' takes place a few months after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and thus is also set in 2016.

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* Most of the films in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse take place in chronological round. However, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' takes place a few months after [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the first movie]] and thus is still set in 2014 and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' takes place a few months after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and thus is also set in 2016. Both are released in 2017.
25th May '17 1:50:28 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Most of the films in Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse take place in chronological round. However, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' takes place a few months after [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the first movie]] and thus is still set in 2014 and ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' takes place a few months after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and thus is also set in 2016.
10th May '17 11:34:00 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Each of the first six chapters is divided in two parts: The first one follows the party in one of their many adventures, the other one forms a regular story arc showing the party's meeting and eventual banding together.



** Dream bubbles complicate things even further. Long story short, anyone who is dead (or just has a dead dreamself) can enter one, including people from alternate timelines or universes. They also seem to have no regard for ''when'' the people come from, allowing characters travelling through space in a meteor at one point in time, people living on earth at another point in time, and a couple of ghosts who came into existence either millenia ago or just a few hours ago all to exist within the same dreambubble at the same time and interact.

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** Dream bubbles complicate things even further. Long story short, anyone who is dead (or just has a dead dreamself) can enter one, including people from alternate timelines or universes. They also seem to have no regard for ''when'' the people come from, allowing characters travelling through space in a meteor at one point in time, people living on earth at another point in time, and a couple of ghosts who came into existence either millenia millennia ago or just a few hours ago all to exist within the same dreambubble at the same time and interact.
8th May '17 3:08:03 PM AthenaBlue
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** The story around the planet Ryloth seems to go: "Supply Lines" (3:03), [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E1Ambush "Ambush"]] (1:1), and then the Ryloth Trilogy (1:19-21).
** "Clone Cadets" (3:1) takes place before [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E5Rookies "Rookies"]]. "ARC Troopers" (3:2) then continues the story of a particular pair of clone troopers.

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** The story around the planet Ryloth seems to go: [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E3SupplyLines "Supply Lines" Lines"]] (3:03), [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E1Ambush "Ambush"]] (1:1), and then the Ryloth Trilogy (1:19-21).
** [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E1CloneCadets "Clone Cadets" Cadets"]] (3:1) takes place before [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E5Rookies "Rookies"]]. [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E2ARCTroopers "ARC Troopers" Troopers"]] (3:2) then continues the story of a particular pair of clone troopers.



** "Heroes on Both Sides" (3:10) and "Pursuit of Peace" (3.11) take place before [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E15SenateMurders "Senate Murders"]].

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** [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E10HeroesOnBothSides "Heroes on Both Sides" (3:10) and Sides"]]/[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E11PursuitOfPeace "Pursuit of Peace" Peace"]] (3.11) 10-11) take place before [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E15SenateMurders "Senate Murders"]].
25th Apr '17 6:59:13 AM NNinja
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* The true ending of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' loves this as [[spoiler:the entire story is simultaneously taking place both in the present and 9 years ago. In fact, everything that happens on the bottom screen is in the past, including the narration of the present day events. To add to the MindScrew, the events of the present are only possible because they were perceived in the past, [[GainaxEnding which in turn is only possible because of how the past is perceived by the central character in the present]]]].



* The third game of the ''Franchise/ZeroEscape'' series, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', also makes use of this. Not only does it take place before the [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward second game]] chronologically [[spoiler:(though thanks to time travel some of the characters experienced the second game "first")]], but the game is also divided into 90-minute fragments, which aren't always shown in chronological order either. You only learn each fragment's place on the overall timeline after the fragment has played out.

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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'':
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The third game true ending of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' loves this as [[spoiler:the entire story is simultaneously taking place both in the present and 9 years ago. In fact, everything that happens on the bottom screen is in the past, including the narration of the ''Franchise/ZeroEscape'' series, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', present day events. To add to the MindScrew, the events of the present are only possible because they were perceived in the past, [[GainaxEnding which in turn is only possible because of how the past is perceived by the central character in the present]]]].
** ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma''
also makes use of this. Not only does it take place before the [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward second game]] chronologically [[spoiler:(though thanks to time travel some of the characters experienced the second game "first")]], but the game is also divided into 90-minute fragments, which aren't always shown in chronological order either. You only learn each fragment's place on the overall timeline after the fragment has played out.
24th Apr '17 1:59:59 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* It took until the 25th anniversary of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise for [[WordOfGod an official timeline]] (contained in ''Literature/HaloHistoria'') to be released, accompanying 2011's ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. It ended up confirming two aspects of one of the more popular fan theories: that the timeline split after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and that the original games are at the end of one of these split. But it also revealed a piece of information that no one saw coming: the timeline split ''THREE'' ways after ''Ocarina Of Time'', with the third timeline being that Link fell to Ganon. To wit, following the ''Hyrule Historia'' timeline in chronological order up through the end of the "Fallen Hero" branch, we have (as of 2017): ''Skyward Sword'' (released in 2011), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' (released in 2004), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'' (released in 2002), ''Ocarina of Time'' (released in 1998), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' (released in 1991), the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo games]] (released in 2002), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' (released in 1993), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' (released in 2013), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes Tri Force Heroes]]'' (released in 2015), the original ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|I}}'' (released in 1986), and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' (released in 1987). Oh, and ''maybe'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' (released in 2017) somewhere in there.

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* It took until the 25th anniversary of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise for [[WordOfGod an official timeline]] (contained in ''Literature/HaloHistoria'') ''Literature/HyruleHistoria'') to be released, accompanying 2011's ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. It ended up confirming two aspects of one of the more popular fan theories: that the timeline split after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and that the original games are at the end of one of these split. But it also revealed a piece of information that no one saw coming: the timeline split ''THREE'' ways after ''Ocarina Of Time'', with the third timeline being that Link fell to Ganon. To wit, following the ''Hyrule Historia'' timeline in chronological order up through the end of the "Fallen Hero" branch, we have (as of 2017): ''Skyward Sword'' (released in 2011), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' (released in 2004), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'' (released in 2002), ''Ocarina of Time'' (released in 1998), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' (released in 1991), the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo games]] (released in 2002), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' (released in 1993), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' (released in 2013), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes Tri Force Heroes]]'' (released in 2015), the original ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|I}}'' (released in 1986), and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' (released in 1987). Oh, and ''maybe'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' (released in 2017) somewhere in there.
24th Apr '17 1:59:39 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The 2017 ''Hyrule Encylopedia'' timeline is mostly the same, but it moved the ''Oracle'' games to be set in between ''Link's Awakening'' and ''A Link Between Worlds''.

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** The 2017 ''Hyrule Encylopedia'' Encyclopedia'' timeline is mostly the same, but it moved the ''Oracle'' games to be being set in between ''Link's Awakening'' and ''A Link Between Worlds''.
24th Apr '17 1:58:57 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* It took until the 25th anniversary of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise for [[WordOfGod an official timeline]] (contained in ''Literature/HaloHistoria'') to be released, accompanying 2011's ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. It ended up confirming two aspects of one of the more popular fan theories: that the timeline split after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and that the original games are at the end of one of these split. But it also revealed a piece of information that no one saw coming: the timeline split ''THREE'' ways after ''Ocarina Of Time'', with the third timeline being that Link fell to Ganon. To wit, following the timeline in chronological order up through the end of the "Fallen Hero" branch, we have (as of 2017): ''Skyward Sword'' (released in 2011), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' (released in 2004), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'' (released in 2002), ''Ocarina of Time'' (released in 1998), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' (released in 1991), the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo games]] (released in 2002), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' (released in 1993), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' (released in 2013), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes Tri Force Heroes]]'' (released in 2015), the original ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|I}}'' (released in 1986), and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' (released in 1987). Oh, and ''maybe'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' (released in 2017) somewhere in there.

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* It took until the 25th anniversary of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise for [[WordOfGod an official timeline]] (contained in ''Literature/HaloHistoria'') to be released, accompanying 2011's ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. It ended up confirming two aspects of one of the more popular fan theories: that the timeline split after ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and that the original games are at the end of one of these split. But it also revealed a piece of information that no one saw coming: the timeline split ''THREE'' ways after ''Ocarina Of Time'', with the third timeline being that Link fell to Ganon. To wit, following the ''Hyrule Historia'' timeline in chronological order up through the end of the "Fallen Hero" branch, we have (as of 2017): ''Skyward Sword'' (released in 2011), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' (released in 2004), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'' (released in 2002), ''Ocarina of Time'' (released in 1998), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' (released in 1991), the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo games]] (released in 2002), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' (released in 1993), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' (released in 2013), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes Tri Force Heroes]]'' (released in 2015), the original ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|I}}'' (released in 1986), and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' (released in 1987). Oh, and ''maybe'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' (released in 2017) somewhere in there.
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