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27th Mar '17 9:13:12 AM theLibrarian
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*** Most of these are elaborated upon either as the series put out new books, or as supplemental materials were released. For instance, in ''TheWorldOfIceAndFire'' we learn about the circumstances behind Robert's Rebellion (a Targaryen prince stole Robert's betrothed, but his father also murdered the current Lord of House Stark at the time, and his heir), the War of the Ninepenny Kings (the last of the Blackfyres and a group of bandit-kings warred against Westeros in the Stepstones and the Essos realm of Lys), and a SuccessionCrisis between two branches of House Targaryen, the greens and blacks, which became the Dance of Dragons. As for Tywin Lannister and the Reynes and Tarbecks, we also find out about what he did (beat them militarily and burned Tarbeck Hall to the ground, and then trapped the Reynes in a mine and redirected a river to drown them).
22nd Feb '17 10:09:16 AM TexasDex
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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]]

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* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot[[note]]The original pilot 'Serenity' remained unaired for most of the series run, making the series an even stronger example of this trope.[[/note]] (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]]
21st Feb '17 5:37:00 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': The war in which Shinra conquered the world, especially Wutai. The very end of this war (the conquest of Wutai part) is the very first chapter of ''CrisisCore''.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': The war in which Shinra conquered the world, especially Wutai. The very end of this war (the conquest of Wutai part) is the very first chapter of ''CrisisCore''.''VideoGame/CrisisCore''.
20th Feb '17 12:23:24 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* "Fanfic/ShakedownShenanigans": The current 40 Eridani Starfleet Construction Yards are built on the site of a Vulcan yard that was destroyed by a Romulan raid during the Earth-Romulan War 250 years earlier. The ongoing Federation-Klingon War also gets mentioned as the reason for the USS ''Bajor'''s construction (she's primarily a line battleship to replace combat losses) but doesn't play a role in the plot.

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* "Fanfic/ShakedownShenanigans": ''FanFic/ShakedownShenanigans'': The current 40 Eridani Starfleet Construction Yards are built on the site of a Vulcan yard that was destroyed by a Romulan raid during the Earth-Romulan War 250 years earlier. The ongoing Federation-Klingon War also gets mentioned as the reason for the USS ''Bajor'''s construction (she's primarily a line battleship to replace combat losses) but doesn't play a role in the plot.


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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': The war between [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] and the Changelings, which began after the destruction of Canterlot Castle and the deaths of everyone within, and ended when Blueblood slew Queen Chrysalis (though the details of what happened in between are largely a mystery). Its ramifications are still being felt a thousand years later, including the treatment of the Changelings.
15th Feb '17 1:06:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* Silicate War, the war with the android revolution, taking place years before events of ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond''.

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* Silicate War, the war with the android revolution, taking place years before events of ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond''.''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''.
12th Feb '17 6:25:50 AM RustyBill
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein refers several times to the "Wet Firecracker War", particularly in ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' and ''The Door Into Summer''.
** Also, in ''Between Planets'', his protagonist refers to "the great field, still slightly radioactive, where Old Chicago used to be." It is not known if this is a result of the Wet Firecracker War or some other incident.
** His near-immortal protagonist, Lazarus Long (a.k.a. Woodrow Wilson Smith) mentions having participated in several wars on nearly as many planets.
12th Feb '17 5:32:26 AM TheNerevarine
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* The rebooted VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadows series had the Necromantic Wars, a series of conflicts between the titular Lords of Shadow against [[{{Precursors}} the ancient civilization of Agartha]] that took place before the game's storyline and is merely referenced on in-game supplementary material and Zobek's narration. The Lords of Shadow were victorious and completely wiped out the Agarthians, with only a few survivors of left when the game begins [[spoiler:none of which survive until the end]].

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* The rebooted VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadows ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' series had the Necromantic Wars, a series of conflicts between the titular Lords of Shadow against [[{{Precursors}} the ancient civilization of Agartha]] that took place before the game's storyline and is merely referenced on in-game supplementary material and Zobek's narration. The Lords of Shadow were victorious and completely wiped out the Agarthians, with only a few survivors of left when the game begins [[spoiler:none of which survive until the end]].
12th Feb '17 5:28:38 AM TheNerevarine
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* The rebooted VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadows series had the Necromantic Wars, a series of conflicts between the titular Lords of Shadow against [[{{Precursors}} the ancient civilization of Agartha]] that took place before the game's storyline and is merely referenced on in-game supplementary material and Zobek's narration. The Lords of Shadow were victorious and completely wiped out the Agarthians, with only a few survivors of left when the game begins [[spoiler:none of which survive until the end]].
4th Feb '17 9:15:09 AM ErikModi
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' occasionally makes reference to some war or another, usually for a quick gag. One time one is relevant to the main plot is in "Three Hundred Big Boys", where the spoils from a recently-won BugWar are spread among the populace. There were also the Star Trek Wars, which resulted in the banning of Star Trek, which led into the events of "Where No Fan Has Gone Before".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' occasionally makes reference to some war or another, usually for a quick gag. One time one is relevant to the main plot is in "Three Hundred Big Boys", where the spoils from a recently-won BugWar are spread among the populace. There were also the Star Trek Wars, Wars (not to be confused with the "[[IncrediblyLamePun Star Wars Trek]]"), which resulted in the banning of Star Trek, which led into the events of "Where No Fan Has Gone Before".
29th Jan '17 4:28:09 PM StFan
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* ''Fanfic/{{The Negotiations-verse}}'' is a {{recursive fanfiction}} of ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' that takes place in the aftermath of the war between humanity and ponykind, with humanity emerging victorious. Nothing of the war is actually shown, but it's stated to have gone on for some time, with both sides sustaining heavy losses (humanity lost at least half of their population and several cities/countries destroyed; Equestria lost the Crystal Empire, three of its princesses and most of its military forces).

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* ''Fanfic/{{The Negotiations-verse}}'' ''Fanfic/TheNegotiationsVerse'' is a {{recursive fanfiction}} of ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' that takes place in the aftermath of the war between humanity and ponykind, with humanity emerging victorious. Nothing of the war is actually shown, but it's stated to have gone on for some time, with both sides sustaining heavy losses (humanity lost at least half of their population and several cities/countries destroyed; Equestria lost the Crystal Empire, three of its princesses and most of its military forces).forces).
* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'':
** This ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' spoof series features this in the second episode, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gRo_ZxXXJg "Read it and Sleep"]], with [[LadyOfWar Rarity]] admitting that she is still [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation traumatized]] after The War.
** The War is referenced again in episode 7, "Cherry Bomb", where Applejack's blue ribbons (from the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup "The Last Roundup"]]) are portrayed as being medals from The War.



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* The Core War in ''Toys/{{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 ''Toys/{{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 ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', although we do see a very brief account of its more important moments in one of the {{Flashback}} comics.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Repeated references (especially in the ''Recollection Trilogy'') are made to some kind of great war against an alien race. The only details are that it took place during ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' and was resolved offscreen sometime between ''Blood Gulch'' and ''Reconstruction'' (or possibly sometime before the end of ''Blood Gulch''), that Project Freelancer was one of many desperate initiatives towards the end of the war, and that humanity became allied with the aliens afterwards. The war occasionally seems to intrude on the Reds and Blues in Blood Gulch [[spoiler: but it's unclear if those events were genuine, or just training scenarios for Tex.]]
** Another possibility is that the war they mentioned is an attempt by Rooster Teeth to put the series into the ''Franchise/{{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 [[WMG/RedVsBlue WMG page]].
* Salad Fingers from ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers'' often references an event called the Great War in a few episodes. However, it's so far unknown if the war was nuclear or even existed at all as it could be all in Salad Finger's mind.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' mentions a few distant wars.
** Once upon a time, humans were driven to the brink of extinction by the Grimm. Humanity discovered the power of Dust and fought back, eventually gaining enough territory to build several kingdoms.
** Eighty years ago, an antagonistic faction attempted to stamp out individuality and artistic expression. They lost, and now everyone is named after a color.
** The [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] fought back when the kingdoms tried to force them to live in [[FantasticGhetto the town of Menagerie]]. After some decisive victories, they won the right to live alongside humanity, though there is still a lot of discrimination.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (especially the ''Recollection Trilogy'') makes repeated references to some kind of great war against an alien race. The only details are that it took place during ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' and was resolved offscreen sometime between ''Blood Gulch'' and ''Reconstruction'' (or possibly sometime before the end of ''Blood Gulch''), that Project Freelancer was one of many desperate initiatives towards the end of the war, and that humanity became allied with the aliens afterwards. The war occasionally seems to intrude on the Reds and Blues in Blood Gulch [[spoiler: but it's unclear if those events were genuine, or just training scenarios for Tex.]]
** Another possibility is that the war they mentioned is an attempt by Rooster Teeth to put the series into the ''Franchise/{{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 [[WMG/RedVsBlue WMG page]]
* The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]] spoof series ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' features this in the second episode, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gRo_ZxXXJg "Read it and Sleep"]], with [[LadyOfWar Rarity]] admitting that she is still [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation traumatized]] after The War.
** The War is referenced again in episode 7, "Cherry Bomb", where Applejack's blue ribbons (from the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup "The Last Roundup"]]) are portrayed as being medals from The War.
* Salad Fingers from ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers'' often references an event called the Great War in a few episodes. However, it's so far unknown if the war was nuclear or even existed at all as it could be all in Salad Finger's mind.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' mentions a few distant wars.
** Once upon a time, humans were driven to the brink of extinction by the Grimm. Humanity discovered the power of Dust and fought back, eventually gaining enough territory to build several kingdoms.
** Eighty years ago, an antagonistic faction attempted to stamp out individuality and artistic expression. They lost, and now everyone is named after a color.
** The [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] fought back when the kingdoms tried to force them to live in [[FantasticGhetto the town of Menagerie]]. After some decisive victories, they won the right to live alongside humanity, though there is still a lot of discrimination.



** Speaking of ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', it contains references to the Third and Fourth Great (or "Cybertronian") Wars, the assumption being that there were a first and second. (They're probably in the fourth one. Or the fifth, if you consider the ending of ''TransformersTheMovie'' to be the end of that particular war.)

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** Speaking of ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', it contains references to the Third and Fourth Great (or "Cybertronian") Wars, the assumption being that there were a first and second. (They're probably in the fourth one. Or the fifth, if you consider the ending of ''TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' to be the end of that particular war.)



* ''{{SonicSatAM}}'' has a briefly-mentioned "Great War". [[BigBad Robotnik]] had put himself into a position to take over by [[NoodleIncident helping Mobotropolis win it.]]

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* ''{{SonicSatAM}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' has a briefly-mentioned "Great War". [[BigBad Robotnik]] had put himself into a position to take over by [[NoodleIncident helping Mobotropolis win it.]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode of the Krusty Krabs employment video stated that Mr. Krabs created the restaurant some time "after the war".

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode of the Krusty Krabs employment video stated that Mr. Krabs created the restaurant some time "after the war".
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