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31st Jan '16 9:28:05 PM zarpaulus
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* The first ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novel "For The Emperor" has the title character already an experienced Commissar and reknown war hero.
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* The first ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novel "For The Emperor" has the title character already an experienced Commissar and reknown war hero. Though there are short stories set before it detailing things like his first command and how he lost those fingers. * In Literature/HonorHarrington's first novel, ''On Basilisk Station'', she has already commanded one vessel and is starting on her second. And has been out of the Academy for well over a decade.
22nd Jan '16 6:54:10 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Certain Links from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' are continuing their stories from a previous installment (such as ''VideoGame/ZeldaIIAdventureOfLink'' being the Link from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda the first game]] going on a new quest to awaken a princess).
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* Certain Links from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' are continuing their stories from a previous installment (such as ''VideoGame/ZeldaIIAdventureOfLink'' ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' being the Link from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda the first game]] going on a new quest to awaken a princess).
22nd Jan '16 6:53:50 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Certain Links from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' are continuing their stories from a previous installment (such as ''VideoGame/ZeldaIIAdventureOfLink'' being the Link from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda the first game]] going on a new quest to awaken a princess). * Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog is implied to have been fighting Dr. Eggman since before the series begins with the original game.
15th Jan '16 8:08:56 AM Anddrix
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* In the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, Naked Snake (aka Big Boss) and Solid Snake are experienced special forces operatives who were subsequently involved in FOXHOUND after being assigned to the unit from the Green Berets. PlayedWith in that [[ViewersAreMorons Players Are Morons]] is in effect, so in every game the protagonist has a support crew talking to him through comms walking them through incredibly basic facts that they'd either know about already or should have been able to quickly deduce (it gets pretty meta in that this is even incorporated into the plot).
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* In the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, Naked Snake (aka Big Boss) and Solid Snake are experienced special forces operatives who were subsequently involved in FOXHOUND after being assigned to the unit from the Green Berets. PlayedWith in that [[ViewersAreMorons Players Are Morons]] Morons is in effect, so in every game the protagonist has a support crew talking to him through comms walking them through incredibly basic facts that they'd either know about already or should have been able to quickly deduce (it gets pretty meta in that this is even incorporated into the plot).
8th Jan '16 11:48:10 AM Berrenta
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* At the start of the ''Literature/IronDruidChronicles'', Atticus is already over ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld two thousand years old]]'', has crafted a defensive amulet than makes most spells bounce off him, and can call in favors from everything from [[ElementalEmbodiment elementals]] to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] to [[OurGodsAreGreater goddesses]].
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* At the start of the ''Literature/IronDruidChronicles'', Atticus is already over ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld two thousand years old]]'', has crafted a defensive amulet than makes most spells bounce off him, and can call in favors from everything from [[ElementalEmbodiment elementals]] to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] to [[OurGodsAreGreater [[OurGodsAreDifferent goddesses]].
7th Jan '16 1:22:46 AM Bufuman
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\n* Commander Badass of ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' is, at the start of the story, a long-time soldier with plenty of battles under his belt. He's also presumably been running the agency that the comic is centered on for a while.
14th Dec '15 10:24:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** Ike is this in ''FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', having established himself during the events of [[FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]] as the legendary warrior who ended the reign of the tyrannical King Ashnard. ** Chrom of ''FireEmblemAwakening'' has combat experience thanks to his vigilante work as leader of the Shepherds, an unofficial but well-recognized task force with the goal of routing bandits and evildoers within Ylisse's borders.
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** Ike is this in ''FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', having established himself during the events of [[FireEmblemPathOfRadiance [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]] as the legendary warrior who ended the reign of the tyrannical King Ashnard. ** Chrom of ''FireEmblemAwakening'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has combat experience thanks to his vigilante work as leader of the Shepherds, an unofficial but well-recognized task force with the goal of routing bandits and evildoers within Ylisse's borders.
30th Oct '15 5:51:28 PM FF32
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* In contrast to most ''TalesSeries'' protagonists, Yuri Lowell has already joined, trained with, and left the Imperial Knights by the start of ''TalesOfVesperia''. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Stat-wise, he still begins from scratch]], but he's at least established as a skilled fighter and got his [[MagiTech Bodhi Blastia]] and [[HeroicDog Repede]] from the experience.
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* In contrast to most ''TalesSeries'' protagonists, Yuri Lowell has already joined, trained with, and left the Imperial Knights by the start of ''TalesOfVesperia''. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Stat-wise, he still begins from scratch]], but he's at least established as a skilled fighter and got his [[MagiTech [[{{Magitek}} Bodhi Blastia]] and [[HeroicDog Repede]] from the experience.
11th Oct '15 7:30:30 AM Dragon101
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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' films, from ''Film/DrNo'' through Creator/PierceBrosnan's Bond character, had 007 established as an ace agent who could do incredible feats and was at the top of his savvy and game. It was only the three Creator/DanielCraig-as-Bond movies that showed a new 007 making rookie mistakes, paying a price, and learning from them.
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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' films, from ''Film/DrNo'' through Creator/PierceBrosnan's Bond character, had 007 established as an ace agent who could do incredible feats and was at the top of his savvy and game. It was only the three Creator/DanielCraig-as-Bond movies that showed a new 007 making rookie mistakes, paying a price, and learning from them. Even then, he is still demonstrates an impressive set of skills and level of physical fitness that he already possessed, which- if it follows the rough canon of the series- he got from being Cambridge educated and spending time in the Navy (possibly as a commando), amongst other misadventures.

* In the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, Naked Snake (aka Big Boss) and Solid Snake are experienced special forces operatives who were subsequently involved in FOXHOUND after being assigned to the unit from the Green Berets.
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* In the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, Naked Snake (aka Big Boss) and Solid Snake are experienced special forces operatives who were subsequently involved in FOXHOUND after being assigned to the unit from the Green Berets. PlayedWith in that [[ViewersAreMorons Players Are Morons]] is in effect, so in every game the protagonist has a support crew talking to him through comms walking them through incredibly basic facts that they'd either know about already or should have been able to quickly deduce (it gets pretty meta in that this is even incorporated into the plot).
4th Oct '15 8:20:00 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' plays with this. Mike Thorton can have one of a [[MultipleChoicePast plethora of different backstories]]. One of them is Rookie, which unlocks new dialogue options, but gives Mike less skill points. Beating the game as a rookie unlocks the Veteran background for a NewGamePlus, which opens up even more in the game.
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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' plays with this. Mike Thorton can have one of a [[MultipleChoicePast plethora of different backstories]]. One of them is Rookie, which unlocks new dialogue options, but gives Mike less skill points to start with. The other four classes available from the start all go this way and have Mike already experienced in some way, whether it be decorated in the armed forces (Soldier), having years in covert operations (Field Agent), demonstrating remarkable field work (Tech Specialist), or being a globetrotting Freelancer. This experience is reflected in a higher number of base skill points. Beating the game as a rookie unlocks the Veteran background for a NewGamePlus, which opens up even more in the game.game and has Mike already being a veteran member of a similar agency to the eponymous one prior to his seeking them out.
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