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21st Jul '16 11:00:57 PM DrOO7
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* On ''Series/{{ER}}'', after Doug's father dies, he and Mark watch home movies of his family, presumably taken before his father abandoned him and his mother.
21st Jul '16 10:43:13 PM DrOO7
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* '"Film/RedDragon'' has a very gruesome example of this, as the home videos of the two murdered families not only show them in happier times, but watching them is what made the man who edited them decide ''to kill them''.


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* In the ''Series/ColdCase'' episode "The Road", the victim's fiance is seen watching a video that's a montage of their greatest moments that was played at their engagement party.
2nd Jul '16 8:11:42 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}: Missing Kings'', in the beginning of the movie, Misaki is alone in Bar HOMRA, watching videos that [[PosthumousCharacter Tatara]] took, of his birthday party, and missing Tatara and [[spoiler: Mikoto, who died in season 1 getting revenge for Tatara]].
14th May '16 10:53:56 PM nombretomado
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* Utilized to cruel effect against Daniel Shaw by the Ring on ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. After being captured by the Director, Shaw is played a video made by his slain wife on his birthday. The video loops through a scene of her telling Shaw she loves him intercut with surveilance footage of Sarah Walker's "Red Test," in which she unknowingly shot and killed Shaw's wife, and is intended to manipulate him into making a FaceHeelTurn. [[spoiler:It works.]] This same video is later played by Shaw himself for Sarah in the opening of the next episode, and is also shown to be going through Shaw's mind before [[spoiler:he is shot by Chuck to keep him from killing Sarah in retaliation at the end]].

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* Utilized to cruel effect against Daniel Shaw by the Ring on ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. After being captured by the Director, Shaw is played a video made by his slain wife on his birthday. The video loops through a scene of her telling Shaw she loves him intercut with surveilance surveillance footage of Sarah Walker's "Red Test," in which she unknowingly shot and killed Shaw's wife, and is intended to manipulate him into making a FaceHeelTurn. [[spoiler:It works.]] This same video is later played by Shaw himself for Sarah in the opening of the next episode, and is also shown to be going through Shaw's mind before [[spoiler:he is shot by Chuck to keep him from killing Sarah in retaliation at the end]].



* MadMen has a variation in the season one finale, when Don shows a slideshow of photographs (he's rolling out an ad campaign for the Carousel) of his happy family (which anyone who's watched the show would know is not exactly the truth).

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* MadMen ''Series/MadMen'' has a variation in the season one finale, when Don shows a slideshow of photographs (he's rolling out an ad campaign for the Carousel) of his happy family (which anyone who's watched the show would know is not exactly the truth).
4th May '16 9:14:23 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s ending montage concludes with a portrait of the player character and their father (James), accompanied by the music box tune heard at the beginning of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s ending montage concludes with a portrait of the player character and their father (James), accompanied by the music box NostalgicMusicBox tune heard at the beginning of the game.
4th May '16 9:11:14 PM wolftickets1969
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* Near the end of ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'''s prologue, as Ori walks through the withered forest, a flashback montage is shown of his happier times with Naru.

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* Near the end of ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'''s prologue, as Ori walks through the withered forest, a flashback montage is shown of his happier times with Naru. In the ''Definitive Edition'', the {{bonus dungeon}}s feature flashbacks to Naru's childhood, including her friendship with previous Light Spirits, and her home life with her father until his death.
8th Mar '16 4:56:37 PM lilacdragon
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* The Creator/IsaacAsimov short story ''The Dead Past'' has a variation where an inventor produces an improved chronoscope, a device that allows you to view images from the past. He is horrified that his wife intends to use it to relive scenes from the life of their daughter who died as a child in a house fire, worried that she would be dangerously obsessive and end up living in the past. [[spoiler:He's also afraid that she might end up finding out that it was his accidentally dropped cigar that started the fire that killed her.]]

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* The Creator/IsaacAsimov short story ''The Dead Past'' has a variation where where, at the urging of a professor, an inventor produces an improved chronoscope, a chronoscope (a device that allows you to view images from the past. He past). The professor is horrified that his wife intends to use it to relive scenes from the life of their daughter who died as a child in a house fire, worried that she would be dangerously obsessive and end up living in the past. [[spoiler:He's also afraid that she might end up finding out discovering the potential that it was his accidentally dropped cigar that started the fire that killed her.]]
9th Jan '16 7:05:00 PM wolftickets1969
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** An audio version is used in ''FalloutNewVegas'', where one of the possible companions, a super mutant Nightkin named Granny, carries around a recording of her grandchildren. Tragically, the medication she needs to treat her schizophrenia, which all Nightkin suffer from due to excessive exposure to the Stealth Boys, also gradually erases her memory of her pre-mutant life. There is no happy ending here, she will either eventually set out to find her lost past, and a family who is centuries dead, or she will begin taking the medication at full strength, curing her mental illness, but permanently taking away the memories of her grandchildren, leading to her discarding the recording.

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** An audio version is used in ''FalloutNewVegas'', where one of the possible companions, a super mutant Nightkin named Granny, Lily Bowen, carries around a recording of her grandchildren. Tragically, the medication she needs to treat her schizophrenia, which all Nightkin suffer from due to excessive exposure to the Stealth Boys, also gradually erases her memory of her pre-mutant life. There is no happy ending here, she will either eventually set out to find her lost past, and a family who is centuries dead, or she will begin taking the medication at full strength, curing her mental illness, but permanently taking away the memories of her grandchildren, leading to her discarding the recording.recording.
* Near the end of ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'''s prologue, as Ori walks through the withered forest, a flashback montage is shown of his happier times with Naru.
8th Nov '15 5:23:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Daria}}'', Jake Morgendorffer transfers old home movies to videotape, but cannot get past one of him falling off his bike as a child that serves to bring back traumatic childhod memories and unresolved conflicts with his father. He sits and watches the same thirty seconds on an eternally repeating loop until well into the night...
* Parodied in the ''RenAndStimpy'' episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy", where Stimpy goes through puberty and Ren (acting as a father to him) watches an old home movie of him playing catch with a baby Stimpy.

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* In ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Jake Morgendorffer transfers old home movies to videotape, but cannot get past one of him falling off his bike as a child that serves to bring back traumatic childhod childhood memories and unresolved conflicts with his father. He sits and watches the same thirty seconds on an eternally repeating loop until well into the night...
* Parodied in the ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy", where Stimpy goes through puberty and Ren (acting as a father to him) watches an old home movie of him playing catch with a baby Stimpy.
8th Oct '15 3:57:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Squee's dad at one point watches a home movie of Squee's birth... playing it ''backwards''. Try to figure out what times daddy considered to be the happier times...

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* In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Squee's dad at one point watches a home movie of Squee's birth... playing it ''backwards''. Try to figure out what times daddy considered to be the happier times...
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