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11th Jun '16 3:49:13 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' series, Sister Nicci originally had little background besides being one of the Sisters of the Light and [[spoiler: secretly being aligned with the Keeper of the Underworld.]] However, starting in ''Faith of the Fallen'', her complex past is delved into during chapters from her point of view.

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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, Sister Nicci originally had little background besides being one of the Sisters of the Light and [[spoiler: secretly being aligned with the Keeper of the Underworld.]] However, starting in ''Faith of the Fallen'', her complex past is delved into during chapters from her point of view.



* "Literature/TheWheelofTime". A late-arrival character Androl Genhald has had a remarkably varied past. So far as we know, he's fought in a minor rebellion, sailed two seas, been apprenticed to a leatherworker AND a wisewoman (usually reserved for women), worked as a farmer and a surveyor, and was trained as a swordsman. All of this in the thirty years before joining the Black Tower.

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* "Literature/TheWheelofTime"."Literature/TheWheelOfTime". A late-arrival character Androl Genhald has had a remarkably varied past. So far as we know, he's fought in a minor rebellion, sailed two seas, been apprenticed to a leatherworker AND a wisewoman (usually reserved for women), worked as a farmer and a surveyor, and was trained as a swordsman. All of this in the thirty years before joining the Black Tower.
29th May '16 4:41:00 AM Doug86
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* Also from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', Nightcrawler bears mention. Not only do we learn new things about his background every other week, they blatantly contradict each other. Circus performer with freakish appearance but cheerful outlook. Check. Raised by a Roma witch Margoli Szardos. Check. Girlfriend turns out to be adopted sister and yet they still date. Um...ok. Is revealed to be a devout Catholic. Not impossible, but highly unlikely. Real mother turns out to be Mystique, who threw him over the edge of a waterfall to escape persuers. Not only does that not vibe with the earlier story of Margoli finding him with his dead mother, but she had no way of knowing his father's surname was Wagner. Oh, and his father's an ancient demon. [[FanonDiscontinuity But we don't like to talk about that.]]

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* Also from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', Nightcrawler bears mention. Not only do we learn new things about his background every other week, they blatantly contradict each other. Circus performer with freakish appearance but cheerful outlook. Check. Raised by a Roma witch Margoli Szardos. Check. Girlfriend turns out to be adopted sister and yet they still date. Um...ok. Is revealed to be a devout Catholic. Not impossible, but highly unlikely. Real mother turns out to be Mystique, who threw him over the edge of a waterfall to escape persuers. Not only does that not vibe with the earlier story of Margoli finding him with his dead mother, but she had no way of knowing his father's surname was Wagner. Oh, and his father's an ancient demon. [[FanonDiscontinuity But we don't like to talk about that.]]
29th May '16 4:38:55 AM Doug86
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* The most famous example of this trope is {{Wolverine}}, from ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': He's a soldier, mutant, science experiment, ninja, assassin, SuperHero, miner, aristocrat's son, biker with amnesia.

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* The most famous example of this trope is {{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, from ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': ''Comicbook/XMen'': He's a soldier, mutant, science experiment, ninja, assassin, SuperHero, miner, aristocrat's son, biker with amnesia.
28th May '16 9:39:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This trope is the entire premise behind the title character of ''ThePretender''.

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* This trope is the entire premise behind the title character of ''ThePretender''.''Series/ThePretender''.
28th May '16 5:58:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' seems to do this with Asuna after the GenreShift made the story much more dramatic, although there are a few hints in the earlier chapters that imply it was planned all along. To wit: [[spoiler:Negi was ''not'' an IneptMage when he accidentally erased Asuna's clothes. Her AntiMagic aura screwed up the spell.]]

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' seems to do this with Asuna after the GenreShift made the story much more dramatic, although there are a few hints in the earlier chapters that imply it was planned all along. To wit: [[spoiler:Negi was ''not'' an IneptMage when he accidentally erased Asuna's clothes. Her AntiMagic aura screwed up the spell.]]
29th Apr '16 11:20:59 AM TheArcher
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*"Literature/TheWheelofTime". A late-arrival character Androl Genhald has had a remarkably varied past. So far as we know, he's fought in a minor rebellion, sailed two seas, been apprenticed to a leatherworker AND a wisewoman (usually reserved for women), worked as a farmer and a surveyor, and was trained as a swordsman. All of this in the thirty years before joining the Black Tower.
17th Apr '16 4:00:56 PM TitoMosquito
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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] was neck deep in this until Creator/DonRosa came along and made most of it fit together in a Crowning Moment of ArcWelding. Disney Writers suffering a bad case of ÆsopAmnesia, the problem's not entirely fixed though (''since'' Don Rosa wrote his "Life and Times of Scrooge [=McDuck=] in which he reunited most facts though already not all of them , other writers have added YET MORE BACKSTORY ELEMENTS THAT DON'T EVEN FIT IN ROSA'S TIMELINE).

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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] was neck deep in this until Creator/DonRosa came along and made most of it fit together in a Crowning Moment of ArcWelding. Disney Writers suffering a bad case of ÆsopAmnesia, AesopAmnesia, the problem's not entirely fixed though (''since'' Don Rosa wrote his "Life and Times of Scrooge [=McDuck=] in which he reunited most facts though already not all of them , other writers have added YET MORE BACKSTORY ELEMENTS THAT DON'T EVEN FIT IN ROSA'S TIMELINE).
23rd Jan '16 6:29:50 PM nombretomado
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* When you see this in the X-Men, consider a sign of authorial affection for the character. [[{{Storm}} Ororo/Storm's]] backstory was pretty trippy as well, even before they inserted [[TokenMinorityCouple T'Challa]] in it.

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* When you see this in the X-Men, consider a sign of authorial affection for the character. [[{{Storm}} [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} Ororo/Storm's]] backstory was pretty trippy as well, even before they inserted [[TokenMinorityCouple T'Challa]] in it.
26th Dec '15 8:20:46 AM AnotherDuck
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* Candy in ''Webcomic/DragonMango'' is a [[SummonMagic Caller]]. But as she frequently points out, before she decided to become a Caller, she studied something else. What that something else is depends on what's currently useful for the plot. That includes martial arts, lockpicking, carpentry, weight training, and a few other jobs. She's usually not particularly good at the skills, but it's usually enough for the situation.
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22nd Nov '15 3:58:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of which; the Springfield family BackStory as a whole could count as this. In short: [[spoiler: Negi is [[WarriorPrince a prince]] and his mother was TheHighQueen who was framed for genocide by a GovernmentConspiracy as a scapegoat for the war. The complexity of BackStory [[LampshadeHanging is lampshaded]] by Ku Fei, who [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v30/c270/8.html doesn't get it at all, prompting Haruna to draw a diagram which summarizes everything.]] ]]
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