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18th Jan '17 4:23:16 AM tigerstar
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* Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' make use of various framing devices.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearth's Warming Eve]]" has the ponies putting on a play about the origins of Equestria, with the cast appearing as the historical characters portrayed.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tale]]" has Twilight reading a story to Starlight Glimmer, again putting the show's regular cast into the roles of characters in the story.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E10TheSaddleRowReview The Saddle Row Review]]" is a NestedStory where the cast are reading a newspaper article about the opening of Rarity's new boutique, where each pony was interviewed about the problems they encountered; the events themselves are shown as individual flashbacks framed by interview segments.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E22PPOVPonyPointOfView P.P.O.V.]]" is a RashomonStyle episode where the framing device is Twilight trying to find out from Pinkie Pie, Applejack and Rarity what happened on their boat trip that caused them to end up angry at each other.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E23WhereTheAppleLies Where the Apple Lies]]" has Applejack telling the story of how, as a filly, she told a small lie that [[FawltyTowersPlot spun out of control]] and ended up with the whole family in hospital.
29th Dec '16 8:20:24 PM ADrago
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* Oddly, Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' begins with a framing device, but never follows up on it once the story proper starts. There's speculation that there was a follow up, but it's been [[LostForever lost to the ages]]. The additional frame story passages have been restored in The Oxford Shakespeare, edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor.

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* Oddly, Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' begins with a framing device, but never follows up on it once the story proper starts. There's speculation that there was a follow up, but it's been [[LostForever [[MissingEpisode lost to the ages]]. The additional frame story passages have been restored in The Oxford Shakespeare, edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor.
11th Dec '16 6:55:52 AM Hanz
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'' is a StartOfDarkess story on how the title character became an EvilOverlord after being abandoned and betrayed by all those he knew and losing the only woman he loved, being narrated by Arawn himself to one of his victims.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'' is a StartOfDarkess StartOfDarkness story on how the title character became an EvilOverlord after being abandoned and betrayed by all those he knew and losing the only woman he loved, being narrated by Arawn himself to one of his victims.
11th Dec '16 6:33:42 AM Hanz
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** ''Videogame/MafiaIII'' is framed as an in-universe documentary/investigation regarding the events of Lincoln's war against the Marcano family. Getting a NonStandardGameOver leads to the FBI agent looking back on the case being utterly baffled.

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** ''Videogame/MafiaIII'' is framed as an in-universe documentary/investigation regarding the events of Lincoln's war against the Marcano family. family as well as Lincoln's CIA friend Donovan's trial for his involvement. Getting a NonStandardGameOver by failing mission objectives leads to the FBI agent looking back on investigating the case being utterly baffled.to say that Lincoln failed and died (or in the case of the prologue he looks at the case files in confusion).
11th Dec '16 6:28:47 AM Hanz
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* The entire plot of the three ''Series/MassEffect'' games is implied to have been told through one of these in TheStinger of the third game, where a young child asks his grandfather if that story about [[SpellMyNameWithAThe "The Shepard"]] was true. It's worth noting that the suggestion that the entire plot [[ShaggyDogStory may not have even happened]] as well as the implication that the audience is like a child was one of the [[BrokenBase several]] reasons the third game's ending got such a [[InternetBackdraft notoriously poor reception.]]

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* The entire plot of the three ''Series/MassEffect'' ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games is implied to have been told through one of these in TheStinger of the third game, where a young child asks his grandfather if that story about [[SpellMyNameWithAThe "The Shepard"]] was true. It's worth noting that the suggestion that the entire plot [[ShaggyDogStory may not have even happened]] as well as the implication that the audience is like a child was one of the [[BrokenBase several]] reasons the third game's ending got such a [[InternetBackdraft notoriously poor reception.]]
11th Dec '16 6:28:06 AM Hanz
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* The ''Videogame/RatchetAndClank2016'' remake is framed as Captain Qwark telling his version of the events after learning that there is an [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall in-universe film adaptation]].

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* The ''Videogame/RatchetAndClank2016'' ''Videogame/{{Ratchet And Clank|2016}}'' remake is framed as Captain Qwark telling his version of the events after learning that there is an [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall in-universe film adaptation]].
6th Nov '16 4:20:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' was [[NeverTrustATrailer implied by its trailer]] and promotional material to be a kung fu film set in ancient China, starring JackieChan and JetLi. It was, in part. It was also a ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' inspired story, starring a modern day [[{{Southies}} South Bostoner]] [[TeachMeHowToFight learning to defend himself]] and getting {{character development}} through [[AllJustADream a dream]]. OrWasItADream

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* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' was [[NeverTrustATrailer implied by its trailer]] and promotional material to be a kung fu film set in ancient China, starring JackieChan Creator/JackieChan and JetLi.Creator/JetLi. It was, in part. It was also a ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' inspired story, starring a modern day [[{{Southies}} South Bostoner]] [[TeachMeHowToFight learning to defend himself]] and getting {{character development}} through [[AllJustADream a dream]]. OrWasItADream
23rd Oct '16 6:32:35 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'' is a StartOfDarkess story on how the title character became an EvilOverlord after being abandoned and betrayed by all those he knew and losing the only woman he loved, being narrated by Arawn himself to one of his victims.
20th Oct '16 4:41:02 PM Outis
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*Each episode of ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' (with a few exceptions) takes the form of Jonathan, the archivist, making a recording of himself reading an old statement about an alleged supernatural encounter from the Institute's archive, or occasionally recording someone else making a new statement, and adding his own comments at the end. Thus the listener gets a different narrator's story each time, but always (or mostly) via one overarching narrator.
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16th Oct '16 9:54:47 AM nombretomado
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* Yasumi Matsuno's ''VagrantStory'' is told as a collection of reports from VKP Intelligence Agent Callo Merlose, regarding an inquiry on VKP Riskbreaker Ashley Riot's apparent murder of Duke Bardorba and his subsequent disappearance.
* ''FinalFantasyTactics'', also by Matsuno, is the retelling of the contents of the ''Durai Papers'', the chronicle of the true history of Ivalice during the War of the Lions. Banned by the [[CorruptChurch Glabados Church]], and their author, Orran Durai, burned for heresy, they were uncovered centuries later by Orran's descendant Arazlam, who published them to reveal the truth behind the Zodiac Braves and King Delita's rise to the throne.

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* Yasumi Matsuno's ''VagrantStory'' ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' is told as a collection of reports from VKP Intelligence Agent Callo Merlose, regarding an inquiry on VKP Riskbreaker Ashley Riot's apparent murder of Duke Bardorba and his subsequent disappearance.
* ''FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', also by Matsuno, is the retelling of the contents of the ''Durai Papers'', the chronicle of the true history of Ivalice during the War of the Lions. Banned by the [[CorruptChurch Glabados Church]], and their author, Orran Durai, burned for heresy, they were uncovered centuries later by Orran's descendant Arazlam, who published them to reveal the truth behind the Zodiac Braves and King Delita's rise to the throne.
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