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4th Sep '17 6:36:12 PM KhesterBarbatos
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* In the Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}, The writers and editors of all of it's comics revealed that [[spoiler: Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization that has existed since before WWII called Weapon Plus, [[NebulousEvilOrganization a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants]], who is responsible (directly or indirectly) [[GreaterScopeVillain for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life. Also, they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself.]] They created project rebirth, wich makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman(Weapon XII), Fantomex(Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos(Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton(Weapon XV), Allgod(Weapon XVI) and according to WordOfGod, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and ressources to other villainous organizations(especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, WordOfGod from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons. Needless to say, this was revealed decades after weapon X's first appearance, wich is ironic, because Weapon Plus made it's first appearance more than 75 years before it was named or written into Marvel canon, in Captain America's first appearance. Granted, Weapon Plus isn't fought often by the superheroes, but despite what anyone might believe, they are still active and plaguing the Marvel Universe with it's atrocious experiments and horrifying creations...]]

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* In the Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}, The writers and editors of all of it's its comics revealed that [[spoiler: Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization that has existed since before WWII called Weapon Plus, [[NebulousEvilOrganization a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants]], who is responsible (directly or indirectly) [[GreaterScopeVillain for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life. Also, they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself.]] They created project rebirth, wich makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman(Weapon XII), Fantomex(Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos(Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton(Weapon XV), Allgod(Weapon XVI) and according to WordOfGod, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and ressources to other villainous organizations(especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, WordOfGod from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons. Needless to say, this was revealed decades after weapon X's first appearance, wich is ironic, because Weapon Plus made it's first appearance more than 75 years before it was named or written into Marvel canon, in Captain America's first appearance. Granted, Weapon Plus isn't fought often by the superheroes, but despite what anyone might believe, they are still active and plaguing the Marvel Universe with it's atrocious experiments and horrifying creations...]]
29th Aug '17 6:53:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[Film/TheHowling Howling VII]] ''tried'' to do this, and actually did an admirable job. Unfortunately, the director chose to have the exposition delived in massive {{Info Dump}}s. The AgonyBooth had a field day with it:

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* [[Film/TheHowling Howling VII]] ''tried'' to do this, and actually did an admirable job. Unfortunately, the director chose to have the exposition delived in massive {{Info Dump}}s. The AgonyBooth Website/AgonyBooth had a field day with it:
24th Aug '17 6:08:56 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' bridges together the two different plot lines involving [[AncientConspiracy the Hand]] introduced in previous series. In ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'', they're established as being in a SecretWar with [[AncientTradition the Chaste]], while in ''Series/IronFist2017'', they're stated to be ancient enemies of [[HiddenElfVillage K'un L'un]]. Here it's revealed that the Hand was founded by exiles from K'un L'un, and the Chaste was created afterwards to serve as the Iron Fist's army to fight them in defense of the city.
25th Jul '17 1:07:35 PM OptimumTaurus
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** In a smaller instance, in the first ''[[Film/IronMan1 Iron Man]]'' movie we are told that Howard and Maria Stark died in an accident when Tony was younger. Not much thought is given to this since unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence in real life. Then, years later during ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', we find out via FreezeFrameBonus that [[spoiler:the accident was deliberately caused after the Starks were targeted for assassination by HYDRA]]. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' follows up on this by confirming that [[spoiler: not only did HYDRA order the assassination, but Bucky was the one to carry it out.]]

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** In a smaller instance, in the first ''[[Film/IronMan1 Iron Man]]'' movie we are told that Howard and Maria Stark died in an accident when Tony was younger. Not much thought is given to this since unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence in real life. Then, years later during ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', we find out via FreezeFrameBonus that [[spoiler:the accident was deliberately caused after the Starks were targeted for assassination by HYDRA]]. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' follows up on this by confirming that [[spoiler: not only did HYDRA order the assassination, but Bucky was the one to carry it out.out, savagely beating the Starks to death.]]
25th Jul '17 11:49:32 AM ZimFan89
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* In its first arc, Geoff Johns' run on ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' does this with two of the Titans' oldest enemies, [[SinisterMinister Brother Blood]] and [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Trigon]]. Specifically, it's revealed that the former's cult is actually a ReligionOfEvil built around the worship of the latter.
11th Jul '17 12:54:18 PM ZimFan89
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* "Fanfic/FlaihhsamSSpahkh" does a fair amount of this. Spock's appearance on Romulus in the TNG two-parter "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E7Unification1 Unification]]" is referred to, and he has since become the official ambassador to Romulus, {{foreshadowing}} his relationship with the Romulans in the '09 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie, and spearheads the effort by the Federation to get the cloaking device for the USS ''Defiant'' following the clusterfuck with the USS ''Odyssey'' in "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E26TheJemHadar The Jem'Hadar]]".

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* "Fanfic/FlaihhsamSSpahkh" ''Fanfic/FlaihhsamSSpahkh'' does a fair amount of this. Spock's appearance on Romulus in the TNG two-parter "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E7Unification1 Unification]]" is referred to, and he has since become the official ambassador to Romulus, {{foreshadowing}} his relationship with the Romulans in the '09 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie, and spearheads the effort by the Federation to get the cloaking device for the USS ''Defiant'' following the clusterfuck with the USS ''Odyssey'' in "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E26TheJemHadar The Jem'Hadar]]".Jem'Hadar]]".
* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' does this with a couple of secondary antagonists from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. Recurring crime boss Bartholomew Chang and oneshot relic thief Vanessa Barone are presented as the heads of the Asian and European branches of the Dark Hand, respectfully, despite neither having a known connection to the organization in canon.
10th Jun '17 3:09:21 AM DaibhidC
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** John Peel's Eighth Doctor novel ''War of the Daleks'' does this with the final four Dalek serials of the new series ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks "Revelation"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]]), creating a single overarching plot which was promptly ignored by every ''Who'' writer since.

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** John Peel's Eighth Doctor novel ''War of the Daleks'' does this with the final four Dalek serials of the new classic series ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks "Revelation"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]]), creating a single overarching plot which was promptly ignored by every ''Who'' writer since.since.
** ''The Doctor: His Lives and Times'' (a reference book mostly written as an in-universe ScrapbookStory) ties stories together to provide more of a narrative for each Doctor's adventures. Most blatantly, the Seventh Doctor section suggests that [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric Fenric]]'s manipulation wasn't just responsible for "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire Iceworld]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Nemesis]]", but for almost everything that happened to that incarnation.
25th May '17 4:19:11 PM ZimFan89
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*** Season 5's storylines have yet another vague connection in that the flashbacks have Oliver being mentored by Talia Al-Ghul, who in the present in now working with new BigBad Prometheus.
18th May '17 3:12:21 AM Scorntex
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* Creator/AlEwing's run of ''ComicBook/TheUltimates2015'' ties in that series' main storyline with elements from Matt Fraction's run of ''Defenders'', Kieron Gillen's ''Iron Man'', and Grant Morrison's ''Marvel Boy''. [[spoiler:In fact, the main villain turns out to be something mentioned once in a throwaway line of the later.]] It also ties these elements in to something established in Ewing's work on ''New Avengers'', the previous iterations of existence (of which the current Marvel Universe is the eighth or seventh, depending on who's asked).
16th May '17 11:20:54 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Creator/DiC tried to do this to all the bad guys that appeared during the second season. Then later [[spoiler: Creator/NaokoTakeuchi did this with the bad guy ''Chaos'' at the end of the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] who was supposedly responsible for the appearance of all the previous {{Big Bad}}s]].

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Franchise/SailorMoon Creator/DiC tried to do this to all the bad guys that appeared during the second season. Then later [[spoiler: Creator/NaokoTakeuchi did this with the bad guy ''Chaos'' at the end of the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] who was supposedly responsible for the appearance of all the previous {{Big Bad}}s]].



** Before Johns, there was Steve Engelhart, who across several series and years tied together previously unrelated characters including the Creator/JackKirby version of Manhunter from the 1970s, the Zamarons, and the recurring mystery villain the Predator by revealing that they were all connected to the Guardians. Around the same time, Marv Wolfman showed that the Controllers from ''Comicbook/TheLegionOfSuperheroes'' were also a Guardian offshoot.

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** Before Johns, there was Steve Engelhart, who across several series and years tied together previously unrelated characters including the Creator/JackKirby version of Manhunter from the 1970s, the Zamarons, and the recurring mystery villain the Predator by revealing that they were all connected to the Guardians. Around the same time, Marv Wolfman showed that the Controllers from ''Comicbook/TheLegionOfSuperheroes'' the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' were also a Guardian offshoot.



* In ''ComicBook/XMen'', several originally unrelated stories and characters eventually came together throughout the '90s to show that the villains Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse had been rivals since the Victorian era, and it was Sinister's attempts to create a mutant powerful enough to destroy Apocalypse for good that motivated his manipulations of Jean Gray and the Summers brothers and ultimately gave rise to the birth of Nathan Summers, a.k.a. Cable. Of course, this did give rise to the famous ContinuitySnarl that is Cable's backstory, which involves a post-apocalyptic future, a sibling from ''another'' post-apocalyptic future, an alien virus that turns flesh into cybernetic metal, a clone mother who launched a demonic invasion of Earth, and a crazy clone "brother."

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* In ''ComicBook/XMen'', several originally unrelated stories and characters eventually came together throughout the '90s to show that the villains Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse had been rivals since the Victorian era, and it was Sinister's attempts to create a mutant powerful enough to destroy Apocalypse for good that motivated his manipulations of Jean Gray Comicbook/JeanGrey and the Summers brothers and ultimately gave rise to the birth of Nathan Summers, a.k.a. Cable. Of course, this did give rise to the famous ContinuitySnarl that is Cable's backstory, which involves a post-apocalyptic future, a sibling from ''another'' post-apocalyptic future, an alien virus that turns flesh into cybernetic metal, a clone mother who launched a demonic invasion of Earth, and a crazy clone "brother.""
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': In a ''Superman Family'' issue, writer Jack C. Harris revealed that most of criminals and Villains-Of-The-Month that bedeviled the titular heroine during his run were controlled by Lesla-Lar, Supergirl's first villain whom she defeated in a story written twenty years prior.
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