History Main / CrypticBackgroundReference

21st May '17 9:52:08 PM Gamermaster
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* The earlier volumes of RWBY were full of references. Some of them deliberate hooks, others the result of difficutly dropping exposition about things the characters already knew. Most of the latter got filled in later on, but the series has so far kept up a supply of new hooks to replace things that are explained.

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* The earlier volumes of RWBY ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' were full of references. Some of them deliberate hooks, others the result of difficutly difficulty dropping exposition about things the characters already knew. Most of the latter got filled in later on, but the series has so far kept up a supply of new hooks to replace things that are explained.
14th May '17 3:41:50 PM nombretomado
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* This happens once a game in the ''[[SummonNight Summon Night: Swordcraft Story]]'' games: random {{NPC}}s come into the scene and reference something that would make sense as part of a longer plot but which you don't know about. ("I would gladly fight to the death to follow the last orders of Master Shinrai!" ...Master who?) How much of this is the result of this actually being a spin-off series of a larger plot [[NoExportForYou that never made it outside Japan]] isn't immediately obvious to English-speaking players.

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* This happens once a game in the ''[[SummonNight ''[[VideoGame/SummonNight Summon Night: Swordcraft Story]]'' games: random {{NPC}}s come into the scene and reference something that would make sense as part of a longer plot but which you don't know about. ("I would gladly fight to the death to follow the last orders of Master Shinrai!" ...Master who?) How much of this is the result of this actually being a spin-off series of a larger plot [[NoExportForYou that never made it outside Japan]] isn't immediately obvious to English-speaking players.
7th May '17 1:39:03 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has vampire kingdoms, which are alluded to a few times, and the islands, which are somewhere in Beloria, but we don't even learn in what direction. The biggest mystery, though, is a ghyr. Everybody curses by ghyrs ("To ghyr with it", "What the ghyr", "Ghyr take it") and nobody considers it necessary to explain what they are.

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* ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has vampire kingdoms, which are alluded to a few times, and the islands, which are somewhere in Beloria, but we don't even learn in what direction. The biggest mystery, though, is a ghyr. Everybody curses by ghyrs ("To ghyr with it", "What the ghyr", "Ghyr take it") and nobody considers it necessary to explain what they are.
25th Apr '17 10:33:11 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''TheSaboteur'': What is the trouble that made Sean unable to return to Ireland? Who are the enemies he made there? What did Sean's father do there exactly? Where did Sean learn to use explosives? What was Sean doing in Budapest when he met Skylar?
** It's possible that the time period immediately before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_troubles literal "Troubles" in Ireland]] is referenced, and this would also explain how he learned to use explosives.

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* ''TheSaboteur'': What is the trouble that made Sean unable to return to Ireland? Who are the enemies he made there? What did Sean's father do there exactly? Where did Sean learn to use explosives? What was Sean doing in Budapest when he met Skylar?
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Skylar? It's possible that the time period immediately before the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_troubles literal "Troubles" in Ireland]] is referenced, and this would also explain how he learned to use explosives.
20th Apr '17 7:10:41 PM MJTR
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* Searching around Malet Island in the original ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' will reveal small details of the abandoned island's long dead inhabitants and their cultish worship of BigBad Mundus. None of it ever amounts to anything, and some believe it to be a holdover from the game's time as a ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' title. Dante himself will occasionally humorously lampshade that none of the island's history has any bearing on his quest.
16th Apr '17 3:12:14 PM nombretomado
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*** The closest we get is a throw-away line saying that the ''SpaceWolves'' had previously been ordered to attack a Space Marine Legion.

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*** The closest we get is a throw-away line saying that the ''SpaceWolves'' ''[[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]]'' had previously been ordered to attack a Space Marine Legion.
8th Apr '17 5:07:30 PM nombretomado
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* Now that the game numbers something like 50 books, there's very little in ''{{Rifts}}'' that was mentioned in the first book that hasn't gotten a description by now. One of the biggest examples was the Republicans, which was an off-hand mention in the first book about a technological society living in the ruins of Washington, D.C. It was the subject of several unofficial {{Sourcebook}}s (called Netbooks) until they were finally described in the Expanded Edition of the original Sourcebook. There are still a few things here and there that have gotten mentioned but still not shown. The most notorious is the permanently-open Rift in Calgary, Alberta, and the monster kingdom that's developed there, as well as others like the Blood Druids of France.

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* Now that the game numbers something like 50 books, there's very little in ''{{Rifts}}'' ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}'' that was mentioned in the first book that hasn't gotten a description by now. One of the biggest examples was the Republicans, which was an off-hand mention in the first book about a technological society living in the ruins of Washington, D.C. It was the subject of several unofficial {{Sourcebook}}s (called Netbooks) until they were finally described in the Expanded Edition of the original Sourcebook. There are still a few things here and there that have gotten mentioned but still not shown. The most notorious is the permanently-open Rift in Calgary, Alberta, and the monster kingdom that's developed there, as well as others like the Blood Druids of France.
5th Apr '17 11:28:34 AM LaTriezieme
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* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'': Rose Klein (AKA Mama Bear) gets one in ''Tomorrow’s Starlight''. It’s never explained what the “Albuquerque Incident” was, but it was apparently enough to get her a maximum threat rating from The Shop.

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* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'': Rose Klein (AKA Mama Bear) gets one in ''Tomorrow’s Starlight''. It’s It’s never explained what the “Albuquerque Incident” was, but it was apparently enough to get her a maximum threat rating from The Shop.


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* The earlier volumes of RWBY were full of references. Some of them deliberate hooks, others the result of difficutly dropping exposition about things the characters already knew. Most of the latter got filled in later on, but the series has so far kept up a supply of new hooks to replace things that are explained.
28th Mar '17 5:04:50 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' is the SliceOfLife story of a RidiculouslyHumanRobot named Alpha running a small cafe [[CozyCatastrophe during the twilight of humanity]]. Numerous mysteries are touched upon but ''absolutely none'' are explained fully, either because they have nothing to do with the story as previously outlined, or the characters are just as much in the dark as the readers.

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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' is the SliceOfLife story of a RidiculouslyHumanRobot named Alpha running a small cafe [[CozyCatastrophe [[CosyCatastrophe during the twilight of humanity]]. Numerous mysteries are touched upon but ''absolutely none'' are explained fully, either because they have nothing to do with the story as previously outlined, or the characters are just as much in the dark as the readers.
26th Mar '17 8:48:23 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Events surrounding Lyanna's abduction and her eventual death remain a mystery to this very day. Details about her death are revealed when Bran learns something ''very'' big in 6x10.
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