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22nd Apr '17 4:39:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SuikodenV'', you can let Oboro investigate something about Georg and he claims that he doesn't seem to be blind even with his EyepatchOfPower. Of course, if you ever played ''SuikodenII'', years after the former game, you find that Georg doesn't have an eyepatch at all. [[spoiler: He throws the eye patch at the end of SuikodenV.]]

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* In ''SuikodenV'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', you can let Oboro investigate something about Georg and he claims that he doesn't seem to be blind even with his EyepatchOfPower. Of course, if you ever played ''SuikodenII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', years after the former game, you find that Georg doesn't have an eyepatch at all. [[spoiler: He throws the eye patch at the end of SuikodenV.''VideoGame/SuikodenV''.]]
26th Mar '17 6:24:47 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Given that the first trilogy made came chronologically ''after'' the second trilogy made, StarWars as a whole is full of this, from explicit statements like Obi-Wan's "Why do I get the feeling you're going to be [[MentorOccupationalHazard the death of me]]" to [[TheDragon Ana]][[TheParagonAlwaysRebels kin]] to subtler ones, like how General Grievous, a melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems, foreshadows Darth Vader, the original melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems.

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* Given that the first trilogy made came chronologically ''after'' the second trilogy made, StarWars ''Franchise/Star Wars'' as a whole is full of this, from explicit statements like Obi-Wan's "Why do I get the feeling you're going to be [[MentorOccupationalHazard the death of me]]" to [[TheDragon Ana]][[TheParagonAlwaysRebels kin]] to subtler ones, like how General Grievous, a melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems, foreshadows Darth Vader, the original melodramatic cyborg with breathing problems.
12th Mar '17 9:27:11 PM AthenaBlue
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* Not surprisingly, the Doctor indulges on this on occasion in ''Series/DoctorWho'', especially where River Song is concerned.
** In other case, we saw Queen Elizabeth I stark raving mad at the Doctor nearly three years before he or the viewers found out why. Turns out that in her past/his future, he marries her, robs her of her title of the Virgin Queen, then abandons her.
*** Nearly four years later the full story is revealed. 10 married Elizabeth I, after proposing to her, thinking she was a [[ItMakesSenseInContext shapeshifting alien]]. After marrying her he left quickly, but due to the presence of his future self he forgets exactly what happened.
* The Series/StargateAtlantis episode "Tabula Rasa" shows scenes out of order so the audience sees the characters behaving in very out of character ways for a while before it is revealed what actually happened.
* Similarly there was an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' where the scenes were shown in reverse order, beginning with the resolution of the story and working back to Jerry's first meeting with Kramer.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' examples:
** The third season ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Before And After", in which Kes's conciousness is travelling back through time, futureshadows elements of the fourth season episode "Year of Hell", although the timeline has changed slightly by the time the events actually occur (not least because Kes isn't a member of the crew any more).
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s "Visionary", Chief O'Brien keeps getting previews of the future, each more disastrous than the last -- up to and including the station blowing up. Fortunately, he manages to avert the really bad ones when he notices them starting.
** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Timescape", an away team returns to the ship to find it frozen in time, apparently locked in battle with a Romulan warbird. But the visual evidence is deceptive -- when they manage to rewind the disaster, we find out the two crews were cooperating.
* An extra episode on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'''s season one DVD showed events ten years after the main series, after the mind-wiping technology leads to the collapse of civilization and the BrainwashedAndCrazy version of a ZombieApocalypse. Recorded memories allowed flashbacks hinting at how this happened, though events in the series did not work out exactly as depicted (something WordOfGod had mentioned beforehand, noting that the memories could have been faulty or deliberately altered).
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had Crichton experience several of these in "Back and Back and Back to the Future".

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[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* Not surprisingly, the Doctor indulges on this on occasion in ''Series/DoctorWho'', especially where River Song is concerned.
** In other case, we saw Queen Elizabeth I stark raving mad at the Doctor nearly three years before he or the viewers found out why. Turns out that in her past/his future, he marries her, robs her of her title of the Virgin Queen, then abandons her.
*** Nearly four years later the full story is revealed. 10 married Elizabeth I, after proposing to her, thinking she was a [[ItMakesSenseInContext shapeshifting alien]]. After marrying her he left quickly, but due to the presence of his future self he forgets exactly what happened.
* The Series/StargateAtlantis episode "Tabula Rasa" shows scenes out of order so the audience sees the characters behaving in very out of character ways for a while before it is revealed what actually happened.
* Similarly there was an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' where the scenes were shown in reverse order, beginning with the resolution of the story and working back to Jerry's first meeting with Kramer.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' examples:
** The third season ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Before And After", in which Kes's conciousness is travelling back through time, futureshadows elements of the fourth season episode "Year of Hell", although the timeline has changed slightly by the time the events actually occur (not least because Kes isn't a member of the crew any more).
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s "Visionary", Chief O'Brien keeps getting previews of the future, each more disastrous than the last -- up to and including the station blowing up. Fortunately, he manages to avert the really bad ones when he notices them starting.
** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Timescape", an away team returns to the ship to find it frozen in time, apparently locked in battle with a Romulan warbird. But the visual evidence is deceptive -- when they manage to rewind the disaster, we find out the two crews were cooperating.
* An extra episode on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'''s season one DVD showed events ten years after the main series, after the mind-wiping technology leads to the collapse of civilization and the BrainwashedAndCrazy version of a ZombieApocalypse. Recorded memories allowed flashbacks hinting at how this happened, though events in the series did not work out exactly as depicted (something WordOfGod had mentioned beforehand, noting that the memories could have been faulty or deliberately altered).
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had Crichton experience several of these in "Back and Back and Back to the Future".
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Not surprisingly, the Doctor indulges on this on occasion, especially where River Song is concerned.
** In another case, we [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode saw]] Queen Elizabeth I stark raving mad at the Doctor nearly three years before he or the viewers [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime found out why]]. Turns out that in her past/his future, he marries her, robs her of her title of the Virgin Queen, then abandons her.
*** Nearly [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor four years later]] the full story is revealed. 10 married Elizabeth I, after proposing to her, thinking she was a [[ItMakesSenseInContext shapeshifting alien]]. After marrying her he left quickly, but due to the presence of his future self he forgets exactly what happened.
* An extra episode on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'''s season one DVD showed events ten years after the main series, after the mind-wiping technology leads to the collapse of civilization and the BrainwashedAndCrazy version of a ZombieApocalypse. Recorded memories allowed flashbacks hinting at how this happened, though events in the series did not work out exactly as depicted (something WordOfGod had mentioned beforehand, noting that the memories could have been faulty or deliberately altered).
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had Crichton experience several of these in "Back and Back and Back to the Future".
* Given the framing of the show, ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' uses this a lot. The biggest example, of course, is that we see Ted's kids before he has them, and his house before he buys it. Also, things are sometimes shown or mentioned briefly in one episode (often paired with some variation of "But we'll get to that" or "But that's another story"), with the full story being told episodes or even seasons later. Examples of this could fill an entire page, but the most notable one is probably the story of the goat in Ted's bathroom. It's first mentioned in the first-season episode "Milk," more of the story is told in the third-season episode "The Goat," and the event actually occurs in the fourth-season episode "The Leap".



* Given the framing of the show, ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' uses this a lot. The biggest example, of course, is that we see Ted's kids before he has them, and his house before he buys it. Also, things are sometimes shown or mentioned briefly in one episode (often paired with some variation of "But we'll get to that" or "But that's another story"), with the full story being told episodes or even seasons later. Examples of this could fill an entire page, but the most notable one is probably the story of the goat in Ted's bathroom. It's first mentioned in the first-season episode "Milk," more of the story is told in the third-season episode "The Goat," and the event actually occurs in the fourth-season episode "The Leap."

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* Given the framing of the show, ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' uses this a lot. The biggest example, of course, is that we see Ted's kids before he has them, and his house before he buys it. Also, things are sometimes shown or mentioned briefly in one Similarly there was an episode (often paired with some variation of "But we'll get to that" or "But that's another story"), ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' where the scenes were shown in reverse order, beginning with the full story being told episodes or even seasons later. Examples of this could fill an entire page, but the most notable one is probably the story of the goat in Ted's bathroom. It's first mentioned in the first-season episode "Milk," more resolution of the story is told in the third-season and working back to Jerry's first meeting with Kramer.
* The Series/StargateAtlantis
episode "The Goat," and "Tabula Rasa" shows scenes out of order so the event audience sees the characters behaving in very out of character ways for a while before it is revealed what actually occurs in the fourth-season happened.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' examples:
** The third season ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''
episode "The Leap.""Before And After", in which Kes's conciousness is travelling back through time, futureshadows elements of the fourth season episode "Year of Hell", although the timeline has changed slightly by the time the events actually occur (not least because Kes isn't a member of the crew any more).
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s "Visionary", Chief O'Brien keeps getting previews of the future, each more disastrous than the last -- up to and including the station blowing up. Fortunately, he manages to avert the really bad ones when he notices them starting.
** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Timescape", an away team returns to the ship to find it frozen in time, apparently locked in battle with a Romulan warbird. But the visual evidence is deceptive -- when they manage to rewind the disaster, we find out the two crews were cooperating.
10th Dec '16 8:21:17 AM unokkun
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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. It's all over the place in the anime (by season 1 broadcast order), and to a lesser extent in the light novels, due to the AnachronicOrder. But even when watched/read in chronological order, this trope is still in place due to TimeTravel.
** When Kyon and Haruhi meet, she asks him if [[HaveWeMetYet they've met before]], which, as far as Kyon knows, is not the case. Later on, Taniguchi tells him that in middle school Haruhi once snuck into the school at night and drew strange symbols in chalk in the track field. Three months after that, in "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody", time traveler Asahina takes Kyon three years into the past... where he sees Haruhi breaking into her middle school and has to help her draw those symbols in chalk.
2nd Dec '16 7:24:19 PM Wyvern76
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* In ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' we see a man being shot in an airport, long before we find out who the man is, what he's doing in the airport, and why he got shot.
23rd Aug '16 8:15:23 PM PaulA
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* "Arm Candy", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, is told in AnachronicOrder, with the chronologically-last scene occurring near the beginning and the chronologically-first at the end. In the chronologically-last scene, one character notes another's new butterfly tattoo, the significance of which is not revealed until the chronologically-first scene.
12th Aug '16 7:48:36 PM nombretomado
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* Special mention goes to ''{{Achron}}'', a game which makes this a standard ''multiplayer game mechanic''.

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* Special mention goes to ''{{Achron}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'', a game which makes this a standard ''multiplayer game mechanic''.
7th Aug '16 3:12:35 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'', Ajax mentions a breakdown in his chain of monthly supply to one of his clients and tells him that he will provide in two months. It's later shown that he is creating superpowered slaves and selling them to the highest bidder, but one of his subjects (Wade) destroyed his facility and has been hunting down people in his organization, leading to the breakdown.
14th May '16 2:10:19 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream'' was made in TheEighties and is a period film set in the late 40s and early 50s but has two scenes that refer to incidents that came in later decades.
** The senate hearing and presentation by Tucker where he shows grisly images of car accidents and the unsafety of many automobiles was obviously a reference to the crisis in Big Auto in the late 60s and early 70s around the time of Ralph Nader's ''Unsafe at Any Speed''. Tucker proposes that [[CassandraTruth his cars have measures that will improve passenger safety]] and convenience. It would be much later when the other cars followed suit.
** Tucker's final speech at the Court has him noting that the ability of large corporations to crush independent inventors and entrepreneurs will hold back American ingenuity and knowhow and that eventually Japan and Germany will surpass them in consumer electronics and cars. By the time Coppola made this film in the 80s, this became increasingly true, and its especially prescient in the 21st Century.
4th Feb '16 1:47:34 AM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/{{Providence}}''
** Issue 3 includes several references to UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, the Swastika that Robert Black runs into on the road and a dream where he sees several of the fish-folk executed in the Gas Chamber. He also sees J. Edgar Hoover with a HumanoidAbomination, which is depicted in ''The Courtyard'' in a photo dated a few years after this series.
** Issue 7 has O'Brien complaining about Governor UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge, predicting he'll use the RedScare and militia suppression of the riots and parlay that into a political career where he'll ruin things even more. Coolidge who once proclaimed "the only business in America is business" is regarded as a President whose policies paved the way for TheGreatDepression, scheduled for arrival 9 years later.
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