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5th Dec '16 4:53:07 PM StillWeepingWillow
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Unlike FridgeHorror, which is made up of the audience extrapolating horrible things from given evidence without any confirmation from the creators, in Backstory Horror, the creators have said it themselves and the horror is an (at times neglected) actual part of {{Canon}}. This trope is niehter founded on implications nor {{Fanon}} and doesn't require any extra thought to "get", as all the horror is right there in black and white via WordOfGod.

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Unlike FridgeHorror, which is made up of the audience extrapolating horrible things from given evidence without any confirmation from the creators, in Backstory Horror, the creators have said it themselves and the horror is an (at times neglected) actual part of {{Canon}}. This trope is niehter neither founded on implications nor {{Fanon}} and doesn't require any extra thought to "get", as all the horror is right there in black and white via WordOfGod.
5th Dec '16 12:59:47 AM AtmosBlitzer
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* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''. Aww, look, it's an AlternateContinuity to those [[SugarBowl sweet little]] [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} games]] that star an [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable hero]] who looks like a [[RealMenWearPink wad of pink chewing gum]]. Sure, those games had [[DemonicPossession some truly]] [[BloodyMurder disturbing]] [[EldritchAbomination final bosses]], but most of them don't exist in the anime. Then you find out that a ''massive'' war took place at some unspecified time before the series began, and the side of good lost. [[HeroOfAnotherStory Meta Knight]] was one of the few survivors[[note]]various others are seen over the course of the series, along with the children of some of his dead buddies[[/note]]. His faithful companions [[ThoseTwoGuys Sword and Blade]] had to become bandits to keep from starving to death during [[WarIsHell said war]]. Kirby himself is an alien destined to save the universe from Nightmare, but unfortunately the CallToAdventure came ahead of schedule and he has to fight while [[ChildSoldiers still essentially a baby]]. Most of this is forgotten during the average episode, which instead focuses on sillier things such as [[InterspeciesRomance a fish falling in love with Fumu]], WackyRacing, or King Dedede trying to make an anime about himself, with the MonsterOfTheWeek thrown in somewhere.

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* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''. Aww, look, it's an AlternateContinuity to those [[SugarBowl sweet little]] [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} games]] that star an [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable hero]] who looks like a [[RealMenWearPink wad of pink chewing gum]]. Sure, those games had [[DemonicPossession some truly]] [[BloodyMurder disturbing]] [[EldritchAbomination final bosses]], but most of them don't exist in the anime. Then you find out that a ''massive'' war [[GreatOffscreenWar massive war]] took place at some unspecified time before the series began, and the side of good lost. [[HeroOfAnotherStory Meta Knight]] was one of the few survivors[[note]]various others are seen over the course of the series, along with the children of some of his dead buddies[[/note]]. His faithful companions [[ThoseTwoGuys Sword and Blade]] had to become bandits to keep from starving to death during [[WarIsHell said war]]. Kirby himself is an alien destined to save the universe from Nightmare, but unfortunately the CallToAdventure came ahead of schedule and he has to fight while [[ChildSoldiers still essentially a baby]]. Most of this is forgotten during the average episode, which instead focuses on sillier things such as [[InterspeciesRomance a fish falling in love with Fumu]], WackyRacing, or King Dedede trying to make an anime about himself, with the MonsterOfTheWeek thrown in somewhere.
23rd Nov '16 4:58:33 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', it is made clear (via a LectureAsExposition at the very beginning) that that the [[FunnyAnimal inhabitants of this world]] had [[HollywoodEvolution evolved]] from ordinary wild animals, which naturally tended to kill and eat each other on a regular basis.
23rd Nov '16 4:41:20 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', it is made clear (via a LectureAsExposition at the very beginning) that that the [[FunnyAnimal inhabitants of this world]] had [[HollywoodEvolution evolved]] from ordinary wild animals, which naturally tended to eat each other, [[CarnivoreConfusion but they don't do that anymore]]. Not coincidentally, there is a lot of lingering [[FantasticRacism racial tension]] between the predator and prey species. It's not entirely clear, but [[ImpliedTrope it can be inferred]] that predation probably [[SapientEatSapient continued for some time after the mammals achieved sapience]] before finally being shunned in favor of peaceful coexistence.
23rd Nov '16 4:22:20 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Film/LesMiserables2012'', Enjolras and the army officer who ends up executing him are supposed to be [[WeUsedToBeFriends childhood friends]].
23rd Nov '16 4:19:05 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', it is made clear (via a LectureAsExposition at the very beginning) that that the [[FunnyAnimal inhabitants of this world]] had [[HollywoodEvolution evolved]] from ordinary wild animals, which naturally tended to eat each other, [[CarnivoreConfusion but they don't do that anymore]]. Not coincidentally, there is a lot of lingering [[FantasticRacism racial tension]] between the predator and prey species. It's not entirely clear, but [[ImpliedTrope it can be inferred]] that predation probably [[SapientEatSapient continued for some time after the mammals achieved sapience]] before finally being shunned in favor of peaceful coexistence.
19th Nov '16 2:34:52 AM KatanaCat
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* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''. Aww, look, it's an AlternateContinuity to those [[SugarBowl sweet little]] [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} games]] that star an [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable hero]] who looks like a [[RealMenWearPink wad of pink chewing gum]]. Sure, those games had [[DemonicPossession some truly]] [[BloodyMurder disturbing]] [[EldritchAbomination final bosses]], but most of them don't exist in the anime. Then you find out that a ''massive'' war took place at some unspecified time before the series began, and the side of good lost. [[HeroOfAnotherStory Meta Knight]] was one of the few survivors[[hottip:*: various others are seen over the course of the series, along with the children of some of his dead buddies]]. His faithful companions [[ThoseTwoGuys Sword and Blade]] had to become bandits to keep from starving to death during said war.

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* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''. Aww, look, it's an AlternateContinuity to those [[SugarBowl sweet little]] [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} games]] that star an [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable hero]] who looks like a [[RealMenWearPink wad of pink chewing gum]]. Sure, those games had [[DemonicPossession some truly]] [[BloodyMurder disturbing]] [[EldritchAbomination final bosses]], but most of them don't exist in the anime. Then you find out that a ''massive'' war took place at some unspecified time before the series began, and the side of good lost. [[HeroOfAnotherStory Meta Knight]] was one of the few survivors[[hottip:*: various survivors[[note]]various others are seen over the course of the series, along with the children of some of his dead buddies]]. buddies[[/note]]. His faithful companions [[ThoseTwoGuys Sword and Blade]] had to become bandits to keep from starving to death during [[WarIsHell said war.war]]. Kirby himself is an alien destined to save the universe from Nightmare, but unfortunately the CallToAdventure came ahead of schedule and he has to fight while [[ChildSoldiers still essentially a baby]]. Most of this is forgotten during the average episode, which instead focuses on sillier things such as [[InterspeciesRomance a fish falling in love with Fumu]], WackyRacing, or King Dedede trying to make an anime about himself, with the MonsterOfTheWeek thrown in somewhere.
7th Nov '16 8:54:12 AM WillBGood
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* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Though it is sidestepped by the creators of the original comic and later cartoon, Casper is actually about a dead, lonely and suicidal child. Sidestepped in the movie, where Casper died when he wouldn't come in from sled riding and caught pneumonia and died.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Though it is sidestepped by the creators of the original comic and later cartoon, Casper is actually about a dead, lonely and suicidal child. Sidestepped in the movie, where Casper died when he wouldn't come in from sled riding and caught pneumonia and died.pneumonia.
30th Oct '16 9:35:05 AM DoctorTItanX
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Unlike FridgeHorror, which is made up of the audience extrapolating horrible things from given evidence without any confirmation from the creators, in Backstory Horror, the creators have said it themselves and the horror is an (at times neglected) part of {{Canon}}. This trope is not founded on implications or {{Fanon}} and doesn't require any extra thought to "get", as all the horror is right there in black and white via WordOfGod.

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Unlike FridgeHorror, which is made up of the audience extrapolating horrible things from given evidence without any confirmation from the creators, in Backstory Horror, the creators have said it themselves and the horror is an (at times neglected) actual part of {{Canon}}. This trope is not niehter founded on implications or nor {{Fanon}} and doesn't require any extra thought to "get", as all the horror is right there in black and white via WordOfGod.
11th Aug '16 9:06:26 AM darkabomination
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** And speaking of Amethyst, she herself had this as well, as she was left stranded and alone for a while after the GreatOffscreenWar ended until Rose found her.
** And Pearl's was just as sad, if not sadder. She didn't have any friends and was looked down upon by everyone except for Rose Quartz, who was the key to her positive attitude, and had to see her die before her very eyes.

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** And speaking of Amethyst, she herself had this as well, as she was left stranded feels deep shame and alone has insecurity problems over her identity as a product of Homeworld's war. It's later revealed she came out of the Injector incubators 500 years late, leaving her to wander the empty Kindergarten for a while an unknown number of years after the GreatOffscreenWar ended until and Rose found her.
** And Pearl's is worse. Her tendency to obssess over minute details, keep things clean, a near-pathalogical devotion to keeping Steven safe, and dislike for his father Greg are played for laughs and she seems like the stereotypical overprotective mom. After many hints, it's revealed she was just made as sad, a member of a ServantRace, Pearls are the Gem equivalent of a BeautifulSlaveGirl, pretty, attractive objects that indicate a higher Gem's status and are made to follow orders without question. During the Rebellion, she met Rose Quartz, who convinced her she could [[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming become her own Gem]], and transfered her obssessive devotion to the only person to ever show her kindness. Pearl [[SenselessSacrifice pointlessly sacrificed herself constantly in battle]] if it meant there was a chance to keep Rose safe, and after the war, she had to see a human man walk into her life and romance her love away from her, later deciding she wanted to become human, effectively killing Rose to reincarnate as her half-Gem son Steven. The poor thing's still trying to work through her complicated emotional baggage.
** While
not sadder. She as traumatic, Garnet didn't have any friends it easy during the war either. As Ruby, she was one of many disposable soldiers sent to bodyguard the high-ranking Sapphire, a member of Blue Diamond's court. When Sapphire used her future vision powers to predict the outcome of the war where the rebels would be captured and this did not come to pass, Blue Diamond was looked down upon by everyone except for Rose Quartz, who furious. What's more, part of this divergence was the key because Ruby refused to let Sapphire be poofed/reduced to her positive attitude, Gem form, then the two fused during a moment of shared protection. Blue Diamond ordered Ruby to be shattered, to which Sapphire spirited her away and had they fled Homeworld's side to see her die before her very eyes. rediscover a new identity where they could love each other and be themselves as Garnet on the side of the Crystal Gems.
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