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18th Jul '16 11:29:17 AM ImperialScum
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* The [[Literature/AeonLegionLabyrinth Aeon Legion]] fought a number of these like the First Temporal War against a people called the Kalians over who would police TimeTravel. Also the Faceless War fought against parasitic monsters called the Faceless. The Legion is still struggling to recover from the Faceless War.
17th Jul '16 3:32:06 PM iowaforever
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* The War of Vengeance/The War of the Beard in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} led to the [[VestigialEmpire current state]] of the Elvish and Dwarf Kingdoms; Dark Elves disguised as High Elves attacked a Dwarf caravan, to which High King Gotrek sent emissaries to Phoenix King Caledor II demanding an explanation and compensation. Caledor sent the emissaries back with nothing, saying that the Dwarfs had to beg if they wanted anything. Gotrek was pissed, but sent the emissaries back another time, demanding more compensation for the insult. Caledor had their beards shaved, one of the most grievous insults to a Dwarf, starting a war that would wreck both kingdoms and leave the two races as bitter enemies.

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* The War of Vengeance/The War of the Beard in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' led to the [[VestigialEmpire current state]] of the Elvish and Dwarf Kingdoms; Dark Elves disguised as High Elves attacked a Dwarf caravan, to which High King Gotrek sent emissaries to Phoenix King Caledor II demanding an explanation and compensation. Caledor sent the emissaries back with nothing, saying that the Dwarfs had to beg if they wanted anything. Gotrek was pissed, but sent the emissaries back another time, demanding more compensation for the insult. Caledor had their beards shaved, one of the most grievous insults to a Dwarf, starting a war that would wreck both kingdoms and leave the two races as bitter enemies.
17th Jul '16 3:30:55 PM iowaforever
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* The War of Vengeance/The War of the Beard in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} led to the [[VestigialEmpire current state]] of the Elvish and Dwarf Kingdoms; Dark Elves disguised as High Elves attacked a Dwarf caravan, to which High King Gotrek sent emissaries to Phoenix King Caledor II demanding an explanation and compensation. Caledor sent the emissaries back with nothing, saying that the Dwarfs had to beg if they wanted anything. Gotrek was pissed, but sent the emissaries back another time, demanding more compensation for the insult. Caledor had their beards shaved, one of the most grievous insults to a Dwarf, starting a war that would wreck both kingdoms and leave the two races as bitter enemies.
16th Jul '16 4:19:27 PM nombretomado
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** ''ArTonelico2'' has the previous period of conflict between the [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Grand Bell]] and the [[AssimilationPlot Sacred Army]]. The current period of conflict takes the majority of the gameplay, so it doesn't feel very offscreen-y.

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** ''ArTonelico2'' ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'' has the previous period of conflict between the [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Grand Bell]] and the [[AssimilationPlot Sacred Army]]. The current period of conflict takes the majority of the gameplay, so it doesn't feel very offscreen-y.
10th Jul '16 4:10:11 PM Jake
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* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot (and one other episode) contain a flashback to the "Independence War", but other than that it's just talked about, although its aftermath is the prime motivation for many of the characters.

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* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot (and one other episode) contain a flashback to the "Independence War", but other than that it's just talked about, although its aftermath is the prime motivation for many of the characters. In fact it's not until ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' that we get a clear picture of what it was actually fought over.[[note]]Briefly, a number of worlds declined to join the Union of Allied Planets on the grounds that the economic benefits didn't justify the loss of autonomy, but eventually the Alliance stopped taking no for an answer.[[/note]]
3rd Jul '16 5:58:38 PM nombretomado
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* The Core War in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', although we do see a very brief account of its more important moments in one of the {{Flashback}} comics.

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* The Core War in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', although we do see a very brief account of its more important moments in one of the {{Flashback}} comics.
3rd Jul '16 5:53:23 PM Doug86
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** The war against Gellert Grindelwald is even more obscure. All we know for sure is that it apparently took place around the same time as World War II. Fanon consensus is that Grindelwald and ThoseWackyNazis had some sort of alliance. WordOfGod is that the timeframe and location of the war against Grindelwald are not a coincidence, but is vague on whether this was just a deliberate parallel to WorldWarII by the author or an indication that they were actually the same war.

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** The war against Gellert Grindelwald is even more obscure. All we know for sure is that it apparently took place around the same time as World War II. Fanon consensus is that Grindelwald and ThoseWackyNazis had some sort of alliance. WordOfGod is that the timeframe and location of the war against Grindelwald are not a coincidence, but is vague on whether this was just a deliberate parallel to WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by the author or an indication that they were actually the same war.



** In ''School Supervision'', it's revealed that {{Ghostapo}} was real in that some Others participated in WorldWarTwo on the side of the Nazis and used magic against the Allied-aligned Others. [[UsefulNotes/TheCityFormerlyKnownAs St. Petersburg]] was the site of the biggest magical battle of the war, likely contributing to it becoming a GeniusLoci in ''The Face of the Dark Palmira''.

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** In ''School Supervision'', it's revealed that {{Ghostapo}} was real in that some Others participated in WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII on the side of the Nazis and used magic against the Allied-aligned Others. [[UsefulNotes/TheCityFormerlyKnownAs St. Petersburg]] was the site of the biggest magical battle of the war, likely contributing to it becoming a GeniusLoci in ''The Face of the Dark Palmira''.



* In the ''[[{{Earth 2150}} Earth]]'' series, we never get to see or read details about [[WorldWarThree World War 3]], only that it was a NuclearWar that destroyed all former nation-states. Only a few facts are known from before the war, mostly about the founding of the [[OneNationUnderCopyright Lunar Corporation]]. The game history starts after the war, with the creations of the [[{{Eagleland}} United Civilized States]] and the [[TheEmpire Eurasian Dynasty]].

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* In the ''[[{{Earth 2150}} Earth]]'' series, we never get to see or read details about [[WorldWarThree [[WorldWarIII World War 3]], only that it was a NuclearWar that destroyed all former nation-states. Only a few facts are known from before the war, mostly about the founding of the [[OneNationUnderCopyright Lunar Corporation]]. The game history starts after the war, with the creations of the [[{{Eagleland}} United Civilized States]] and the [[TheEmpire Eurasian Dynasty]].



* The [[NoodleIncident "Great Mistake"]] in ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' is sometimes implied to have been WorldWar3, or a regional nuclear exchange (India and Pakistan are often brought up in this context). Other times it seems that it was an ecological collapse and/or some kind of unexplained science [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong]] -- whatever it was, it's the cause of EarthThatUsedToBeBetter.

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* The [[NoodleIncident "Great Mistake"]] in ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' is sometimes implied to have been WorldWar3, WorldWarIII, or a regional nuclear exchange (India and Pakistan are often brought up in this context). Other times it seems that it was an ecological collapse and/or some kind of unexplained science [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong]] -- whatever it was, it's the cause of EarthThatUsedToBeBetter.
28th Jun '16 11:27:28 AM dasuberkaiser
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** Another possibility is that the war they mentioned is an attempt by Rooster Teeth to put the series into the Halo continuity. One example is the mention that the Freelancer-project was just one of the magic bullets created to win the war since the war was going really bad for the humans possibly referencing the different projects (for example Spartan II and III) during the covenant war. More can be read on the Red vs Blue [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/RedVsBlue WMG page]]

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** Another possibility is that the war they mentioned is an attempt by Rooster Teeth to put the series into the Halo continuity. One example is the mention that the Freelancer-project was just one of the magic bullets created to win the war since the war was going really bad for the humans possibly referencing the different projects (for example Spartan II and III) during the covenant war. More can be read on the Red vs Blue [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/RedVsBlue [[WMG/RedVsBlue WMG page]]
17th Jun '16 12:28:06 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'': The war against the Everlasting Dragons, which lead to the founding of Lordran and the prosperity of human kingdoms. Only one character who lived through it will remark on his experiences, which are mainly tinged with sorrow that he now that it's over, his purpose as a dragon slayer is now finished as well. Also briefly mentioned is the war against the demons of Lost Izalith.
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'': The war against the Giants that took place some 100 years or so before the game begins. It apparently lasted over 120 years and, while Drangleic was ultimately victorious, the kingdom was utterly ravaged by the Giants' attack and never recovered.
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': The reason for all those dead knights in Lothric? A civil war erupted between two religions in Lothric, one being the state religion of worshipping and kindling the First Flame, the other being centered around a woman named Gertrude and her "heretical" worship of the Angels (whoever they were). The Winged Knights are the remnants of Gertrude's rebellion.
13th Jun '16 10:25:17 AM marcoasalazarm
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* The Tiberium War (or to the more pedantic people on the streets of ''Fanfic/CoreLine'' that know their ''Franchise/CommandAndConquer'' lore, the ''Fourth'' Tiberium War) on ''Fanfic/ClineOpGhostInTheMachine''. The specifics of the War are All ThereInTheManual for the setting, but all that is important to the protagonists is that the Brotherhood of Nod left behind a base ([[spoiler:which was then taken over, transformed into an experiments lab, and abandoned by Aperture Science]]) deep within the Australian countryside that they need to explore.

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* The Tiberium War (or to the more pedantic people on the streets of ''Fanfic/CoreLine'' that know their ''Franchise/CommandAndConquer'' lore, the ''Fourth'' Tiberium War) on ''Fanfic/ClineOpGhostInTheMachine''. The specifics of the War are All ThereInTheManual AllThereInTheManual for the setting, but all that is important to the protagonists is that the Brotherhood of Nod left behind a base ([[spoiler:which was then taken over, transformed into an experiments lab, and abandoned by Aperture Science]]) deep within the Australian countryside that they need to explore.
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