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23rd Aug '16 3:20:17 AM Adept
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* The Patrician in the first ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book is portrayed as a fat, jewel-encrusted glutton, but later becomes an extremely spartan person who eats only bread and water and has a figure to match. Since the difference is so drastic, and it is several years in-story before the Patrician is given a name, many fans just assumed they were different men until WordOfGod said otherwise.
** A subtler example of this trope in Literature/{{Discworld}} might be the Senior Wrangler, who started out as being functionally indistinguishable from his colleagues, the Lecturer in Recent Runes and the Chair of Indefinite Studies. As of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', he's ''still'' largely interchangeable with them, except that he's fallen in love on at least two occasions. ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' also gave him a working class background for some SlobsVersusSnobs rivalry with the Dean, but this seems to have fallen by the wayside since.
** Death's daughter Ysabell in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' is a psycho with a scythe. By ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' she's a lot less insane, though still desperate for company.
* Bean from ''EndersGame'' undergoes a complete character change between his appearances in the first book and his own story arc.
23rd May '16 7:59:41 PM Anddrix
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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} are also examples of this. They both debut in Batman #1 and had their origins revealed in Detective Comics #168 and Batman #62, respectively.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} are also examples of this. They both debut in Batman #1 and had their origins revealed in Detective Comics #168 and Batman #62, respectively.
15th May '16 9:29:49 AM nombretomado
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* {{Magneto}}'s backstory as a Holocaust survivor, though now considered an essential part of his character, is actually this. He's been the ComicBook/XMen's archenemy ever since the series' first issue in 1964, but his tragic backstory wasn't revealed until ''Uncanny X-Men'' #151 hit the stands in 1981.

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* {{Magneto}}'s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s backstory as a Holocaust survivor, though now considered an essential part of his character, is actually this. He's been the ComicBook/XMen's archenemy ever since the series' first issue in 1964, but his tragic backstory wasn't revealed until ''Uncanny X-Men'' #151 hit the stands in 1981.
14th May '16 2:32:35 AM Doug86
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* {{Magneto}}'s backstory as a Holocaust survivor, though now considered an essential part of his character, is actually this. He's been the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s archenemy ever since the series' first issue in 1964, but his tragic backstory wasn't revealed until ''Uncanny X-Men'' #151 hit the stands in 1981.

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* {{Magneto}}'s backstory as a Holocaust survivor, though now considered an essential part of his character, is actually this. He's been the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s ComicBook/XMen's archenemy ever since the series' first issue in 1964, but his tragic backstory wasn't revealed until ''Uncanny X-Men'' #151 hit the stands in 1981.
4th May '16 5:40:19 PM AnnieLeonhardts
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* Although it takes a while, this is exactly what happens to Fernald in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.

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* Although it takes a while, this This is exactly what happens to Fernald (The Hook-Handed Man) in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.



* Kuja from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' , which is especially grating because throughout most of the game he is a completely unsympathetic complete monster.

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* Kuja from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' , which is especially grating because throughout most of the game he is a completely unsympathetic complete monster.
20th Apr '16 2:21:10 AM Doug86
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* In the first two seasons of AvatarTheLastAirbender, Avatar Roku is basically only known as the Avatar before Aang. It isn't until season 3 where we learn more about him.

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* In the first two seasons of AvatarTheLastAirbender, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Avatar Roku is basically only known as the Avatar before Aang. It isn't until season 3 where we learn more about him.
18th Mar '16 1:34:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* This happened to [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' as regards her noticeably more advanced [[UncannyValley socialization]] skills in the series pilot. This was due to the large time gap between the production of the pilot and the rest of the series, during which the writers decided that pulling her back would make for a more interesting long-term character arc.

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* This happened to [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' as regards her noticeably more advanced [[UncannyValley socialization]] skills in the series pilot. This was due to the large time gap between the production of the pilot and the rest of the series, during which the writers decided that pulling her back would make for a more interesting long-term character arc.
18th Mar '16 1:34:15 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"He had thought he knew Dumbledore quite well, but he was now forced to conclude that he barely knew him at all. Never once had he imagined Dumbledore's childhood or youth; it was as though he had sprung into being as Harry had known him, venerable and silver-haired and old. [[LampshadeHanging The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.]]"''

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->''"He had thought he knew Dumbledore quite well, but he was now forced to conclude that he barely knew him at all. Never once had he imagined Dumbledore's childhood or youth; it was as though he had sprung into being as Harry had known him, venerable and silver-haired and old. [[LampshadeHanging The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.]]"''"''
18th Mar '16 12:20:25 PM Willbyr
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* This happens in the last episode of ''SeitokaiNoIchizon'' to the main character Ken Sugisaki, as he explains to the in-story defictionalized Nakameguro how he got to be where he was (a HaremSeeker in the besides him all-girl student council): [[spoiler: after two-timing two girls, he became a social outcast in his old school. After switching schools, he met Kurimu, who inspired him to make everybody around him happy, Minatsu, who told him to seek his own strength instead of just looking up to her, Chizuru shared mutual comfort with him when they were at their low-point and Mafuyu who saved him from freezing to death. This made him fall in love with each one of them, so to be with them, he became the valedictorian to occupy the last seat of the student council, into which the girls were recently voted.]] Cue the first episode and the first words he said to them as a group. That he loved them all and would make them all happy in his harem. Since the entire series was more of a screwball comedy, this was a [[TropesAreNotBad most memorable ending]].

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* This happens in the last episode of ''SeitokaiNoIchizon'' ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' to the main character Ken Sugisaki, as he explains to the in-story defictionalized Nakameguro how he got to be where he was (a HaremSeeker in the besides him all-girl student council): [[spoiler: after two-timing two girls, he became a social outcast in his old school. After switching schools, he met Kurimu, who inspired him to make everybody around him happy, Minatsu, who told him to seek his own strength instead of just looking up to her, Chizuru shared mutual comfort with him when they were at their low-point and Mafuyu who saved him from freezing to death. This made him fall in love with each one of them, so to be with them, he became the valedictorian to occupy the last seat of the student council, into which the girls were recently voted.]] Cue the first episode and the first words he said to them as a group. That he loved them all and would make them all happy in his harem. Since the entire series was more of a screwball comedy, this was a [[TropesAreNotBad most memorable ending]].



* One of the most famous examples of this is ''DragonBall'' with Son Goku's backstory as a Saiyan.

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* One of the most famous examples of this is ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' with Son Goku's backstory as a Saiyan.



* {{Wolverine}} is definitely an example of this trope. We got bits and pieces of his back story throughout his rise in popularity, but his full back story wasn't finally fleshed out until the origins miniseries was printed in 2006.

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* {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is definitely an example of this trope. We got bits and pieces of his back story throughout his rise in popularity, but his full back story wasn't finally fleshed out until the origins miniseries was printed in 2006.
21st Jan '16 2:08:16 AM CaptainTedium
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This happens a lot in {{webcomic}}s when attempting CerebusSyndrome, to overcome a previously [[FlatCharacter flat cast]]. See also DivergentCharacterEvolution.

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This happens a lot in {{webcomic}}s when attempting CerebusSyndrome, to overcome a previously [[FlatCharacter flat cast]]. See also DivergentCharacterEvolution. Not to be confused with OriginsEpisode.



* The original ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' series ended with a three-part episode called "Once Upon a Time on Mars", which had flashback sequences that explained how the title protagonists Throttle, Vinnie, and Modo gained their bionic enhancements and how they and their enemies Lawrence Limburger, Dr. Karbunkle, and Greasepit ended up on Earth.
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