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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.
20th Dec '15 4:03:55 AM darksoul4242
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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 strenght 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'' 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 strenght 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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* One of the most famous examples of this is ''DragonBall'' with Son Goku's backstory as a Saiyan.
27th Nov '15 10:37:03 PM nombretomado
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* Danni Sullivan from ''{{Scrubs}}'' is a rather less successful example of this happening; her initial character was fun, likable and sensitive but when she reappeared she had turned into an obnoxious, slutty, vapid party girl.

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* Danni Sullivan from ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is a rather less successful example of this happening; her initial character was fun, likable and sensitive but when she reappeared she had turned into an obnoxious, slutty, vapid party girl.
20th Nov '15 4:45:30 PM FF32
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* Despite being major characters, we learn next to nothing about the pasts of James, Lily, Snape, Dumbledore, and Voldemort until the last three books.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Despite being major characters, we learn next to nothing about the pasts of James, Lily, Snape, Dumbledore, and Voldemort until the last three books.



** Hell, we don't even learn his name until season three. Azazel.

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** Hell, we don't even learn his name until season three. three: Azazel.
19th Nov '15 9:27:06 AM FF32
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* [[Literature/AdventiresOfHuckleberryFinn Huckleberry Finn]], when he transitioned from supporting character in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' to main character of his own self-titled novel.

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* [[Literature/AdventiresOfHuckleberryFinn [[Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn Huckleberry Finn]], when he transitioned from supporting character in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' to main character of his own self-titled novel.
19th Nov '15 8:54:38 AM FF32
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* Huckleberry Finn, when he transitioned from supporting character in ''Adventures of Tom Sawyer'' to main character of his own self-titled novel.

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* [[Literature/AdventiresOfHuckleberryFinn Huckleberry Finn, Finn]], when he transitioned from supporting character in ''Adventures of Tom Sawyer'' ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' to main character of his own self-titled novel.
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