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11th Oct '17 2:32:01 PM eroock
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Can overlap with OnceMoreWithClarity. Compare DreamingOfThingsToCome.

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Can overlap with OnceMoreWithClarity. Compare DreamingOfThingsToCome.DreamingOfThingsToCome and FlashForward.
6th Aug '17 10:49:42 AM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' is presented as the narrator, Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, remembering her childhood. The book begins with her mentioning an incident where her older brother Jem broke his arm and got a minor but permanent disfigurement as a result; only at the very end of the novel do we see the event, when [[spoiler:Bob Ewell tries to murder both children]].
15th Jun '17 9:08:22 PM mouschilight
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* Given that the first trilogy made came chronologically ''after'' the second trilogy made, ''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.

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* Given that the first trilogy made came chronologically ''after'' the second trilogy made, ''Franchise/Star Wars'' ''Franchise/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.
15th Jun '17 9:07:56 PM mouschilight
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** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine tells Anakin the tragic story of the [[PredecessorVillain Sith Lord, Darth Plagueis the Wise]]. What he tells him is actually a ''very'' abbreviated story of his own mentor, which is later told in the ExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/DarthPlagueis''.



* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine tells Anakin the tragic story of the [[PredecessorVillain Sith Lord, Darth Plagueis the Wise]]. What he tells him is actually a ''very'' abbreviated story of his own mentor, which is later told in the ExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/DarthPlagueis''.
25th May '17 7:45:40 PM StacheMan
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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': After the failed mission to blow up a dinosaur scout, Dr. [=McNinja=] ended up bouncing in time and ended up [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/21p05 somewhere in the future.]] But no one knows when this will happen or how.

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': After the failed mission to blow up a dinosaur scout, Dr. [=McNinja=] ended up bouncing in time and ended up [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/21p05 somewhere in the future.]] But no one knows when this will happen or how.Specifically, [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/33p126 here]], five years later at the climax of the Doctor's DarkestHour.
12th May '17 4:25:51 AM jormis29
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* The penultimate scene of ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].

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* The penultimate scene of ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].
10th May '17 7:37:42 AM JamesAustin
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* The penultimate scene of ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in california reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].

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* The penultimate scene of ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' has Sabina on a beach in california California reading a letter that tells her of Tomas and Tereza's death in a traffic accident. The final scene has the two driving off back in Czechoslovakia, where [[{{Irony}} in the last line he tells her he's thinking about how happy he is]].
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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[[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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[[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.
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