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2nd Dec '16 1:14:39 AM Sammettik
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* ''Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy'' is built around this trope.

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* %%* ''Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy'' is built around this trope.
2nd Dec '16 1:13:09 AM Sammettik
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* This happens with ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' in its first season. It turns out that Father was behind a lot of the episodes.

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* %%* This happens with ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' in its first season. It turns out that Father was behind a lot of the episodes.
2nd Dec '16 12:41:56 AM Sammettik
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* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky''[=/=]''Roomies''[=/=]''Joyce and Walky''. The entire storyline consists of retconning arcs to weld them into bigger arcs reaching further into the past, culminating in a gigantic "conclusion" arc connecting every character that ever apeared in the comic into a huge overarching plot (whose final resolution ends the comic).

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* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky''[=/=]''Roomies''[=/=]''Joyce and Walky''. The entire storyline consists of retconning arcs to weld them into bigger arcs reaching further into the past, culminating in a gigantic "conclusion" arc connecting every character that ever apeared appeared in the comic into a huge overarching plot (whose final resolution ends the comic).
2nd Dec '16 12:41:31 AM Sammettik
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'', a {{Crossover}} between the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' subseries of the Franchise/SuperMarioBros Franchise, Luigi accidentally knocks over a book containing the ''Paper Mario'' universe, releasing their counterparts into the "real world", indicating that the ''Paper Mario'' games took place inside that book. As such, this game reconciles the ''Paper Mario'' and ''Mario & Luigi'' games.
30th Nov '16 5:51:13 PM backpack
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* In ''Film/{{Scream 3}}'', the killer, [[spoiler: Roman]], reveals that he was responsible for the events of [[Film/{{Scream 1996}} the first movie]], being the one who inspired [[spoiler:Billy]] to start killing. This would also make him indirectly responsible for the events of [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second movie]] as well.

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* In ''Film/{{Scream 3}}'', the killer, [[spoiler: Roman]], reveals that he was responsible for the events of [[Film/{{Scream 1996}} the first movie]] and [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second movie]], being the one who inspired [[spoiler:Billy]] and later [[spoiler: his mother]] to start killing. This would also make him indirectly responsible for the events of [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second movie]] as well.killing.
29th Oct '16 1:31:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GuildWars Nightfall'', it's revealed that servants of Abaddon were responsible for driving the Charr into human lands in Tyria, leading to all the major background events of the ''Prophecies'' campaign; another servant led to the downfall of Shiro Tagachi, the BigBad of ''Factions''.

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* In ''GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars Nightfall'', it's revealed that servants of Abaddon were responsible for driving the Charr into human lands in Tyria, leading to all the major background events of the ''Prophecies'' campaign; another servant led to the downfall of Shiro Tagachi, the BigBad of ''Factions''.
30th Sep '16 1:26:18 AM caffeinedelusions
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** Arc Welding in the "plotted as TheReveal" format is present in the Mirrodin blocks. The first is apparently a weird, completely new world of metal and artifacts. The second block revisits the setting to reveal that Phyrexia, defeated in the Invasion block, has infected the plane and is taking it over.
28th Sep '16 2:50:15 PM DoctorCooper
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* Many conspiracy theories manage to tie in both world wars, Kennedy's assassination, the black plague, all kinds of natural disasters, the moon landings and... well, just about everything, in one vast mega-story about how shadowy figures control the world behind the scenes.
* Some early versions of Christianity, i.e. Catharism, wanted a complete break with anything from the Jewish tradition. Viewing Judaism as a false religion, they ignored the "Old Testament" entirely to focus on Jesus of Nazareth's ministry (the "New Testament"). So if you think about it, later mainstream versions of Christianity basically "Arc Welded" the Old Testament with the New Testament. A major topic in medieval biblical study was analyzing the Old Testament and pointing to parts of the Torah that they interpreted as predicting Jesus. That is, not merely saying that the New Testament was a "sequel" to the Old, but trying to explain the interpretation that both were heavily interrelated. In some cases this seems plausible, i.e. interpreting details of Jesus's life to match predictions earlier prophets made about the Messiah. Some of these attempts at Arc Welding on more obscure Old Testament sections can...be a bit of a stretch, i.e. that lines from the Song of Solomon or Book of Ruth were interpreted as referring ''specifically'' to Jesus.
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24th Sep '16 1:49:15 AM kirara19
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* In the old ''Series/KamenRider'' series, many an evil organization was ruled by a guy called the "[insert this year's evil organization name] Great Leader," always voiced by veteran voice actor GoroNaya. Welding comes in with the later seasons having the new [Organization] Great Leader often say "oh, yeah, I was behind them all, and those ''other'' organizations from the last couple of series I ''wasn't'' in too!" Not only were all of Naya's "Great Leaders" made one character, with the final enemy of ''Black RX'' voiced by Naya as well, it's theorized that ''every pre-hiatus Kamen Rider villain ever'' is either the Great leader himself or one of his pawns.
** As for the modern era, he appears in teamups now and again, first by Naya and then, after Naya's death, TheOtherDarrin TomokazuSeki, though he doesn't take credit for seasons he wasn't in anymore. However, the NonSerialMovie of ''Faiz'' gave the BigBad three ManBehindTheMan figures, one being played by Naya. This in a series that also has people being turned into monsters. Though far from canon, there's a real case to be made for the Great Leader being behind that series.

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* In the old ''Series/KamenRider'' series, many an evil organization was ruled by a guy called the "[insert this year's evil organization name] Great Leader," always voiced by veteran voice actor GoroNaya.Creator/GoroNaya. Welding comes in with the later seasons having the new [Organization] Great Leader often say "oh, yeah, I was behind them all, and those ''other'' organizations from the last couple of series I ''wasn't'' in too!" Not only were all of Naya's "Great Leaders" made one character, with the final enemy of ''Black RX'' voiced by Naya as well, it's theorized that ''every pre-hiatus Kamen Rider villain ever'' is either the Great leader himself or one of his pawns.
** As for the modern era, he appears in teamups now and again, first voiced by Naya and then, after Naya's up until his death, TheOtherDarrin TomokazuSeki, and then replaced by Creator/TomokazuSeki, though he doesn't take credit for seasons he wasn't in anymore.in. However, the NonSerialMovie of ''Faiz'' gave the BigBad three ManBehindTheMan figures, one being played by Naya. This in a series that also has people being turned into monsters. Though far from canon, there's a real case to be made for the Great Leader being behind that series.
19th Sep '16 6:28:04 PM PaulA
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* All 7 other of the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, encompassing epic acts by Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, God and the Devil had this trope. In the latest novel in the series ''UnderAVelvetCloak'', all of these acts are only minor compared to Nox's (the Incarnation of Night/Secrets) actions (whose actions choose which universes live or die).

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* All 7 other of the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, encompassing epic acts by Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, God and the Devil had this trope. In the latest last novel in the series ''UnderAVelvetCloak'', series, ''Literature/UnderAVelvetCloak'', all of these acts are only minor compared to Nox's (the Incarnation of Night/Secrets) actions (whose actions choose which universes live or die).
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