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25th May '17 8:46:03 PM chopshop
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has a lot of this thanks to the heavy WorldBuilding, CrypticBackgroundReferences, and JigsawPuzzlePlot. The most notable example is the Simanzi Massacre, a horrific battle that's a hugely important part of the backstory, with a great many of the characters having been affected by it. And yet the battle itself is largely left to the reader's imagination; we never see it firsthand, merely get brief descriptions and flashbacks of things that happened during and after it. Doubles as NothingIsScarier.


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* There's a TimeSkip of fifty years between season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' and the finale season. Even the episode/chapter number skips ahead into the 90's. What kind of adventures did Jack get up to during that time? According to WordOfGod, that's [[InvokedTrope entirely up to the audience]]. In terms of continuity the only things that ''need'' to happen during that time are Scotsman having kids, Aku trying to destroy all the time portals, and [[spoiler: Jack losing his sword]]. Everything else is total free game.
19th Apr '17 1:35:12 PM MadAnthony94
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** Episode IV gives us our first mention of the Clone Wars, mentioning only that Obi-Wan fought in it alongside Luke's father and Leia's father (''adopted'' father. Although, as it turns out...). The Prequel Trilogy and two animated series gives us a firsthand look at the Clone Wars.


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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' gave a few tantalizing details about the history between the 20th and 23rd centuries: Eugenics Wars, post-atomic horrors, Zefram Cochrane's invention of the Warp Drive, etc. Some of these got fleshed out in later movies or series, or in the Expanded Universe.
11th Apr '17 6:09:28 AM narm00
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' opened a couple threads in the first season mostly from when John was still attending high school - mysterious paintings around the school, mysterious behaviour from a girl John likes, something about said girl and Wichita, as well as a girl from Carlos's gang named Chola acting mysterious - all of which appear to be forgotten so far in the second season. (Chola does briefly appear in the second season, though there's no explanation of her earlier behavior.) A lot of these dropped threads were probably due to the writers' strike severely truncating the first season; that said, there are so many of them that season 2 almost qualifies as a minor {{Retool}}.

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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' opened a couple threads in the first season mostly from when John was still attending high school - mysterious paintings around the school, mysterious behaviour from a girl John likes, something about said girl and Wichita, as well as a girl from Carlos's gang named Chola acting mysterious - all of which appear to be forgotten so far in the second season. (Chola does briefly appear in the second season, though there's no explanation of her earlier behavior.) A lot of these dropped threads were probably due to the writers' strike severely truncating the first season; that said, there are so many of them that season 2 almost qualifies as a minor {{Retool}}.



*** He's also lived for centuries that we didn't seen anything of ''between'' episodes, producing yet more fanfic fodder.

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*** He's also lived for centuries that we didn't haven't seen anything of ''between'' episodes, producing yet more fanfic fodder.



* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', despite nearly wrapping up every threat every season does have some fodder threads that tend to linger from season to season. For instance, it was a long held question for fans what exactly The Morphing Grid was until PowerRangersRPM gave a token explanation. However the fates of some minor characters, the flow events outside of series transitioning between them, and the constant threats to earth will prompt several theories that might only grow as the franchise continues.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', despite nearly wrapping up every threat every season does have some fodder threads that tend to linger from season to season. For instance, it was a long held question for fans what exactly The Morphing Grid was until PowerRangersRPM ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' gave a token explanation. However the fates of some minor characters, the flow events outside of series transitioning between them, and the constant threats to earth will prompt several theories that might only grow as the franchise continues.
15th Mar '17 1:03:56 PM Gouken20xx
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** Anime/DigimonAdventureTri has actually started to reveal about the earlier group. Unfortunately, it also is approaching FanonDiscontinuity, due to the anvilicious nature of their reveal.
12th Feb '17 10:14:39 PM crashkey
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* ''Creator/Suda51'''s Kill the Past universe (primarily ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'', ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'' and ''VideoGame/killer7'', but even the question of what games are part of Kill the Past relies on this trope) runs heavily on this. Almost every scene and line begs to be expanded upon. The ''Hand in killer7'' companion book is particularly filled with this, including lines like "The chess game between Harman Smith and Kun Lan never ends, fearing HIS apparition . . . . " in the timeline with no explanation as to who "HIS apparition" refers to. It also includes mentions of many missions the protagonists went on that are never even alluded to in the game proper.
3rd Feb '17 10:07:22 AM N1KF
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* In ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'', the amount of Canon Fodder is helped that while lots of story is given from FlavorText, [[AllThereInTheManual manuals]], and WordOfGod, lots of it's left unexplained and mysterious.
** Meta Knight. Where did he come from, and what is he trying to do? [[spoiler:Why does he look like Kirby? Is he the same species, or even related? Can he inhale or copy abilities?]]
** What ''is'' [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]], and where did it come from?
** If Gooey is related to Dark Matter [[AllThereInTheManual as implied by the anniversary booklet]], why is he good? Why does he look so much different from all other Dark Matter?
** What's the deal with Shiver Star? Why does it look like a frozen earth? Is it AfterTheEnd? [[spoiler:What was that factory made for? What are the creatures in those tubes? Did the Haltmann Works Company invade the planet?]]
** What are the "Soul" {{Final Boss}}es? Are they related, or even all [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a common threat?
** Who was responsible for [[spoiler:Drawcia's and Paintra's painting]] in ''Canvas Curse''?
** How did Dark Nebula [[spoiler:get into its chest]], and how did [[spoiler:Meta Knight (and possibly King Dedede)]] know about it?
** Who is Galacta Knight? Why did people fear his power so much? How was he [[SealedBadassInACan sealed up]]? Where did he come from; where did he go?
** Where did Grand Doomer come from? Was it from AnotherDimension? If so, how did it get to Pop Star?
** Why does HR-D3 vaguely resemble King Dedede? How did it "drift in" from AnotherDimension?
** In ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', what was Magolor talking about when he said that someone on Halcandra may know Kirby? Or, when he said that the Ancients created lots of ancient artifacts? What does "clockwork stars" refer to?
** What "countless hosts" did [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia feed on]]? Also, in ''Planet Robobot'', why was [[spoiler:Sectonia's data]] spread across 1,000 years?
** Who is [[MissingMom Susie's mother]]?
** Has the Haltmann Works Company traveled to other planets in the series? If so, what planets? Did they take over them? Rock Star? Shiver Star? Halcandra?
** In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', in the Flavor Text for [[spoiler:the Dark Matter Clone]], what does it mean by "full potential"? [[spoiler:Will Dark Matter make a full return?]]
19th Jan '17 12:58:46 PM EDP
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* The ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics have quite a few:
** [[RememberTheNewGuy Gyro, Brigitta, and many other characters appeared as if they had always been there]], and their origins haven't always been explained.
** The first story of Paperinik (ComicBook/DonaldDuck's superhero-antihero alter ego) shows he was inspired by the journal of Fantomius, a GentlemanThief who is also stated to have died years before the story, and the second story introduces the figure of Dolly Paprika, Fantomius' lover. Fans have interrogated themselves on their story for years, until they got a series about their adventures... But where did they disappear to still remains a mystery.
** [[MissingMom What happened to Della Duck]]? And who is her husband (and Huey, Dewey and Louie's father)? A dutch story gives a possible answer to the former, but the latter remains a mystery.
** Goofy's family. In one story it's even hinted he's related to ''aliens'' (something that Mickey notes would explain a lot of things).
** The origins of the Super Goof's power-granting peanuts.
9th Dec '16 9:52:04 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs of course]] been subject to the intentional version due to how long it can sometimes take to reach a plot thread the writers fully intend to deal with. However, one particular resulting fandom consensus stands out among the rest: when [[spoiler:Jasper]] fell into a crack in the ground and went unseen for some time afterwards... it led the fandom to decide that the generally agreed-upon (and very silly) temporary answer regarding her whereabouts is that she fell into the Underground from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs of course]] been subject to the intentional version due to how long it can sometimes take to reach a plot thread the writers fully intend to deal with. However, one particular resulting fandom consensus stands out among the rest: when [[spoiler:Jasper]] fell into a crack in the ground and went unseen for some time afterwards... afterwards, it led the fandom to decide that the generally agreed-upon (and very silly) temporary answer regarding her whereabouts is that she fell into the Underground from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.
3rd Nov '16 1:08:53 AM EricW
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', despite nearly wrapping up every threat every season does have some fodder threads that tend to linger from season to season. For instance, it was a long held question for fans what exactly The Morphing Grid was until PowerRangersRPM gave a token explanation. However the fates of some minor characters, the flow events outside of series transitioning between them, and the constant threats to earth will prompt several theories that might only grow as the franchise continues.
** For a good series to see this in action, see WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers. While at its core a review series of the franchise, the creator is fully willing to indulge in Canon Fodder when it comes to some smaller details, as well as trying to flesh out the lore of the universe more as the series goes on.
4th Aug '16 11:52:59 PM PaulA
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* Steven Brust includes {{Noodle Incident}}s in his [[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] series to give him ideas for future books in the series.

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* Steven Brust includes {{Noodle Incident}}s in his [[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] series Literature/{{Dragaera}} novels to give him ideas for future books in the series.
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