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2nd Apr '17 10:12:28 AM nombretomado
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* Much of ''PandoraHearts'' is trying to figure out the characters' backstories, in particular, how they all relate to the Tragedy of Sablier.

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* Much of ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is trying to figure out the characters' backstories, in particular, how they all relate to the Tragedy of Sablier.
10th Mar '17 9:26:57 AM TrickyTroper
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Many {{Fanfic}}s exist to explore Backstory (e.g. how [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]]'s parents got together).

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Many Backstory (or lack thereof) often serves as FanficFuel; many {{Fanfic}}s exist to explore Backstory (e.g. how [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]]'s parents got together).
together). Others [[FixFic contradict it]].
6th Feb '17 2:43:38 PM starlight9
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* Tristan's backstory in the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'' is revealed late in the first book. Prince Vladimir's backstory is so far a mystery, with a few hints dropped.
15th Dec '16 4:45:26 PM vorpalgirl
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* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Out of Gas" examined how the crew of Serenity came together. (It is supposed that Creator/JossWhedon had planned much more detailed Backstories for certain enigmatic characters, but the series ended before they were revealed.)

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* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Out of Gas" examined how the crew of Serenity came together. (It is supposed that Creator/JossWhedon had planned much more detailed Backstories for certain enigmatic characters, to be revealed over time, but the series infamously [[ScrewedByTheNetwork ended before they were revealed.)too soon]] to get to them. Some of these have managed to come out in other formats, though:
** TheMovie sequel ''Serenity'' gives us some of River Tam's backstory as a government experiment as well as the [[NightmareFuel backstory explanation]] for the [[TheDreaded Reavers]]' [[ImAHumanitarian inexplicably]] [[AxeCrazy psychotic]] behavior.
** A later GraphicNovel, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_(comics)#The_Shepherd.27s_Tale Serenity: The Shepard's Tale]]'', finally gave us [[BadassPreacher Shepard Book]]'s full life story.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_(comics) Additional comic book stories]] for the ''Serenity'' universe have expanded a little further on the other experimental subjects of the government project that River was shoved into, too.
** [[ZigZaggedTrope Semi-subversion]]: Inara Serra. Juicy details are teased or implied within the TV series, and Whedon has ''said'' she has a backstory worth telling...but Whedon has also openly stated he's hopeful to do another film or serial sequel ''someday'' and would [[SequelHook prefer to save her story for that]]. Though it's unlikely, he acknowledges, to happen any time soon.
15th Dec '16 4:04:02 PM vorpalgirl
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** Rowling is so prone to creating sprawling, involved character biographies in fact that she has made a ''habit'' of post-series backstory revelations. Probably the most notable of course, or at least most famous, was when she shocked much of the world shortly after the release of ''Deathly Hallows'' by revealing during a Q&A that [[WordOfGay Dumbledore had actually been a closeted gay man the whole time]].
** For a time, Rowling was [[WordOfGod revealing most of these extra details]] on her Flash-format [[https://www.jkrowling.com official website]], often as EasterEggs accessible by poking around and playing with the items on her simulated "desk". And then the [[MeaningfulName aptly-named]] interactive game/{{Expanded Universe}} site [[https://www.pottermore.com Pottermore]] was created as an official tie-in to the series, and Rowling had an even better place to expound on the canon, often at length, ranging from the creation of details on [[ExpandedUniverse non-European wizarding culture]] and "[[AllThereInTheManual wandlore]]", to yes, backstory on characters, like say [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Minerva_McGonagall#Biography Professor McGonagall]], who is given everything from named family members to a prior love life and...well, basically an outline of her whole life's story up until the books. Almost none of this is so much as alluded to in the original books, because Harry and his friends have generally little reason to have interest in their teachers' pasts or in some cases even the pasts of their classmates, what with [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld all the shenanigans going on all the time]], and the original novels are told almost exclusively from Harry's POV. A lot of this backstory can seem interesting but not particularly plot relevant... though [[https://www.pottermore.com/features/petunia-dursleys-unlikely-hogwarts-ambitions some]] have [[WhatMightHaveBeen surprisingly huge implications]].
2nd Dec '16 8:27:51 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has such a long and complex backstory that it takes up twelve volumes of the manga and nearly the whole animated series. The backstory focuses mainly on Guts, but Griffith and Casca have their own pasts and motivations revealed as well. Serpico and Farnese also received their own backstory arc in the manga.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has such a long and complex backstory that it takes up twelve volumes of the manga and nearly the whole animated series. The backstory focuses mainly on Guts, but Griffith and Casca have their own pasts and motivations revealed as well. Serpico and Farnese also received receive their own backstory arc episodes in the manga.
21st Nov '16 8:58:20 PM Dawnwing
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* Explored a lot with different characters in the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series. There's ''The Rise of Scourge'', ''Bluestar's Prophecy'', ''Crookedstar's Promise'', ''Yellowfang's Secret'', and then a number of short stories in the field guides, such as the one about Barley's past. Even the main series has some of these moments.

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* Explored a lot with different characters in the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series. There's ''The Rise of Scourge'', ''Bluestar's Prophecy'', ''Crookedstar's Promise'', ''Yellowfang's Secret'', the "prequel" Super Editions, many novellas, and then a number of short stories in the field guides, such as the one about Barley's past. Even the main series has some of these moments.
29th Oct '16 2:58:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', all characters have some sort of backstory given in their first biography. However, in roleplays such as "It's Not That I Keep Hanging On, I'm Never Letting Go," the backstory for characters is described in detail to explain character relationships never written out before.

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* In ''TheGunganCouncil'', ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'', all characters have some sort of backstory given in their first biography. However, in roleplays such as "It's Not That I Keep Hanging On, I'm Never Letting Go," the backstory for characters is described in detail to explain character relationships never written out before.
6th Sep '16 1:28:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/CSLewis's ''TheMagiciansNephew'' is explicitly billed, in the text, as backstory to the rest of Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia books.

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* Creator/CSLewis's ''TheMagiciansNephew'' ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' is explicitly billed, in the text, as backstory to the rest of Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia books.



* Kavi has a particularly unpleasant one in Creator/HilariBell 's FarsalaTrilogy.

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* Kavi has a particularly unpleasant one in Creator/HilariBell 's FarsalaTrilogy.Creator/HilariBell's ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy''.
12th Aug '16 10:48:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Videogame/{{Halo}}'' has a surprisingly substantive backstory told through a multitude of novels, comics, [[AlternateRealityGame Alternate Reality Games]], guidebooks, online exclusives, live-action specials, and even an [[Anime/HaloLegends anime series]]. Hell, [[Literature/TheForerunnerSaga one book trilogy]] is even set over ''100,000 years'' before the start of the games.

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* ''Videogame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has a surprisingly substantive backstory told through a multitude of novels, comics, [[AlternateRealityGame Alternate Reality Games]], guidebooks, online exclusives, live-action specials, and even an [[Anime/HaloLegends anime series]]. Hell, [[Literature/TheForerunnerSaga one book trilogy]] is even set over ''100,000 years'' before the start of the games.
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