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19th May '16 8:28:10 AM Doug86
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* In ''[[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', Mary Jane "MJ" Watson was the happy-go-lucky [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]] to Peter Parker's Archie...until she returned to the book in the early '80s after a few years' absence, and revealed at one point that she knew he was Spider-Man. In the following issue, MJ decided to confide in Peter, revealing her unknown back story. Turns out that she was [[StepfordSmiler laughing to hide the tears of her broken home.]]

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* In ''[[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} ''[[Comicbook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', Mary Jane "MJ" Watson was the happy-go-lucky [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]] to Peter Parker's Archie...until she returned to the book in the early '80s after a few years' absence, and revealed at one point that she knew he was Spider-Man. In the following issue, MJ decided to confide in Peter, revealing her unknown back story. Turns out that she was [[StepfordSmiler laughing to hide the tears of her broken home.]]
13th Mar '16 12:00:28 AM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/CodeGeassMaoOfTheDeliverance'' takes the titular EnsembleDarkHorse who [[OneSceneWonder only premiered for three episodes]] in the original ''CodeGeass'' and introduces an in-depth, {{Perspective Flip}}ped personal history which actually forms an engaging storyline that is both plausible and woven into established {{canon}} very well, explaining HowWeGotHere.

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* ''Fanfic/CodeGeassMaoOfTheDeliverance'' takes the titular EnsembleDarkHorse who [[OneSceneWonder only premiered for three episodes]] in the original ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and introduces an in-depth, {{Perspective Flip}}ped personal history which actually forms an engaging storyline that is both plausible and woven into established {{canon}} very well, explaining HowWeGotHere.
7th Feb '16 3:30:47 PM Doug86
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* Creator/CSLewis's ''TheMagiciansNephew'' is explicitly billed, in the text, as backstory to the rest of TheChroniclesOfNarnia books.

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* Creator/CSLewis's ''TheMagiciansNephew'' is explicitly billed, in the text, as backstory to the rest of TheChroniclesOfNarnia Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia books.
25th Jan '16 9:37:34 AM sssstariiii
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* Roleplay/SuperSmashBrothersLifeItself Has this in the form of the Flashback section which explains how certain characters got to LI or Origins of major events that have occurred in the site.
21st Jan '16 7:56:09 PM Kiyza
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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' started out simple but the sequel ''Night Warriors'' rewrote the character origins into surprisingly interesting back stories and Vampire Savior expanded it further, giving back stories to the different worlds the game takes place in.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' started out simple but the sequel ''Night Warriors'' rewrote the character origins into surprisingly interesting back stories and Vampire Savior ''Vampire Savior'' expanded it further, giving back stories to the different worlds the game takes place in.
3rd Jan '16 8:26:47 PM Willbyr
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* In ''ChronoCrusade'', most of the important characters have backstories that connect them to the pasts of the other characters, especially in the manga. Chrono's is particularly important in driving the plot forward--so, of course, [[CanNotSpitItOut he avoids telling the other characters about it]] until late in the series.

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* In ''ChronoCrusade'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', most of the important characters have backstories that connect them to the pasts of the other characters, especially in the manga. Chrono's is particularly important in driving the plot forward--so, of course, [[CanNotSpitItOut he avoids telling the other characters about it]] until late in the series.



* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has a few chapters that go into Negi's backstory, explaining his motivations and where he got his goals.
** Later on it goes into Asuna's backstory, which happens to be ''massively'' important to the current plot, even moreso than Negi's backstory. [[spoiler: Remeber that massive war that Negi's father was the hero of? Turns out Asuna was at the center of it.]]

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a few chapters that go into Negi's backstory, explaining his motivations and where he got his goals.
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goals. Later on it goes into Asuna's backstory, which happens to be ''massively'' important to the current plot, even moreso than Negi's backstory. [[spoiler: Remeber that massive war that Negi's father was the hero of? Turns out Asuna was at the center of it.]]



* Yusuke, Kuwabara, Keiko, and Botan are about the only ones on ''YuYuHakusho'' who ''don't'' get backstories...
* The [[AudioAdaptation second Sound Stage]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s first season revolved around Fate's life before the series began.

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* Yusuke, Kuwabara, Keiko, and Botan are about the only ones on ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' who ''don't'' get backstories...
* The [[AudioAdaptation second Sound Stage]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s first season revolved around Fate's life before the series began.



* In the manga adaptation of ''FruitsBasket'' just about every character that appears has a backstory and many of them are connected. For example, [[spoiler:Kyo Sohma met Tohru Honda's mother Kyoko when he was little. They talked about many things, including Tohru, and Kyo makes a promise to protect Tohru without ever having met her. Later, Kyo sees Kyoko at the site of a crash when she is about to die and Kyoko reminds him of the promise, though Kyo mistakes what she says and believes that she blames him for her death.]]
* The plot of ''GameXRush'' essentially revolves around the Backstory, most of which is held back entirely until the second volume.

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* In the manga adaptation of ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' just about every character that appears has a backstory and many of them are connected. For example, [[spoiler:Kyo Sohma met Tohru Honda's mother Kyoko when he was little. They talked about many things, including Tohru, and Kyo makes a promise to protect Tohru without ever having met her. Later, Kyo sees Kyoko at the site of a crash when she is about to die and Kyoko reminds him of the promise, though Kyo mistakes what she says and believes that she blames him for her death.]]
* The plot of ''GameXRush'' ''Manga/GameXRush'' essentially revolves around the Backstory, most of which is held back entirely until the second volume.



* ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has a backstory for each of the hosts, often with a whole chapter devoted to one character's past. There's even a whole chapter dedicated to Haruhi's parents showing us how they met and fell in love. The anime has two entire episodes dedicated to flashbacks of how Kyouya and Tamaki met, and also how Hikaru and Kaoru met Tamaki and joined the Host Club.

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* ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has a backstory for each of the hosts, often with a whole chapter devoted to one character's past. There's even a whole chapter dedicated to Haruhi's parents showing us how they met and fell in love. The anime has two entire episodes dedicated to flashbacks of how Kyouya and Tamaki met, and also how Hikaru and Kaoru met Tamaki and joined the Host Club.



* In ''CodeGeass'', this is provided by the sound and picture episodes.

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* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', this is provided by the sound and picture episodes.
2nd Jan '16 6:31:24 PM Doug86
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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' has a fairly detailed backstory, told mostly [[AllInTheManual in the manuals]] (including official game guides, and the Confederation Handbook for the movie) and novels, both {{novelization}}s of the games and new works within the setting.

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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' has a fairly detailed backstory, told mostly [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual in the manuals]] (including official game guides, and the Confederation Handbook for the movie) and novels, both {{novelization}}s of the games and new works within the setting.
19th Dec '15 4:34:21 PM nombretomado
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* Taken up to eleven in ShakuganNoShana which has a backstory for the characters in the backstory. To elaborate, Shana's remembering her past and three other characters are remembering their collective past in the backstory.

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* Taken up to eleven in ShakuganNoShana ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' which has a backstory for the characters in the backstory. To elaborate, Shana's remembering her past and three other characters are remembering their collective past in the backstory.
21st Nov '15 8:48:20 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel films had existed in brief notes just to get things together for the original movie. Creator/GeorgeLucas wanted the original ''Star Wars'' to have the Episode IV title to resemble the ''BuckRogers'' and ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' serials, but only used "Part IV" in the opening expository crawl. ''Film/ANewHope'' has a lot of imagery that is intended to make you think you're seeing something familiar, such as the first appearance of [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]].

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel films had existed in brief notes just to get things together for the original movie. Creator/GeorgeLucas wanted the original ''Star Wars'' to have the Episode IV title to resemble the ''BuckRogers'' ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' and ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' serials, but only used "Part IV" in the opening expository crawl. ''Film/ANewHope'' has a lot of imagery that is intended to make you think you're seeing something familiar, such as the first appearance of [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]].
6th Nov '15 11:32:47 AM schoolmann
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* Subverted in Creator/TomStoppard's ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead,'' where Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's lack of a backstory is lampshaded by their inability to recall any event earlier than having been summoned the morning of the opening action. Stoppard is commenting on the undeveloped characterization that these characters have in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
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