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8th Feb '18 12:51:29 AM FreeJaffa
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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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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has a lot of this thanks to the heavy WorldBuilding, CrypticBackgroundReferences, {{Cryptic Background Reference}}s, 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.
19th Nov '17 11:11:44 AM VenomousSeal
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** Recently subverted. Turns out they’re cousins.
2nd Oct '17 3:20:20 PM bt8257
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** [[WillTheyOrWOntThey Did Mal and Inara finally admit their feelings?]]

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** [[WillTheyOrWOntThey [[WillTheyOrWontThey Did Mal and Inara finally admit their feelings?]]
24th Sep '17 3:35:04 AM Kadorhal
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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.

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* ''Creator/Suda51'''s Creator/Suda51's Kill the Past universe (primarily ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'', ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'' and ''VideoGame/killer7'', ''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.proper, tying in well with how the game itself identifies the first assignment played in the game as their ''thirty-third'' assignment.
10th Sep '17 4:53:03 PM Sammettik
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** 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?

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** If Gooey is related to Dark Matter [[AllThereInTheManual as implied by the anniversary booklet]], Matter, why is he good? Why does he look so much different from all other Dark Matter?
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.
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