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3rd Apr '16 12:01:10 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a homeless alcoholic with a BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said [[TenMinuteRetirement he was going to leave the military and marry Jessica.]] Until he turns on the television.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a homeless alcoholic with a BeardOfSorrow. BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said [[TenMinuteRetirement he was going to leave the military and marry Jessica.]] ]] Until he turns on the television.
3rd Apr '16 12:00:29 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a CrazyHomelessGuy with a BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said [[TenMinuteRetirement he was going to leave the military and marry Jessica.]] Until he turns on the television.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a CrazyHomelessGuy homeless alcoholic with a BeardOfSorrow. BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said [[TenMinuteRetirement he was going to leave the military and marry Jessica.]] ]] Until he turns on the television.
2nd Apr '16 11:59:43 PM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a homeless bum with a BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said [[TenMinuteRetirement he was going to leave the military and marry her.]]

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a homeless bum CrazyHomelessGuy with a BeardOfSorrow. BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said [[TenMinuteRetirement he was going to leave the military and marry her.]]Jessica.]] Until he turns on the television.
2nd Apr '16 11:58:13 PM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a homeless bum with a BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said he was going to leave the military and marry her. Things go from BadToWorse after he turns on the television.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a homeless bum with a BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said [[TenMinuteRetirement he was going to leave the military and marry her. Things go from BadToWorse after he turns on the television.her.]]
2nd Apr '16 11:57:35 PM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' starts this way, showing John Reese relaxing in bed with [[TheLostLenore Jessica]], then cutting to John as he is today, a homeless bum with a BeardOfSorrow. Later flashbacks show this was the moment before 9/11, when John said he was going to leave the military and marry her. Things go from BadToWorse after he turns on the television.
1st Dec '15 5:49:25 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has one at the beginning of ''[[Recap/JessicaJones2015S1E8AKAWWJD AKA WWJD?]]'', of her now dead family leaving for vacation from her childhood home...[[spoiler:right when she's going back to her childhood home with her stalker/former rapist in order to both hopefully record a confession and stop him from hurting and killing people around her.]]

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has one at the beginning of ''[[Recap/JessicaJones2015S1E8AKAWWJD AKA WWJD?]]'', of her now dead family leaving for vacation from her childhood home...[[spoiler:right when she's going back to her childhood home with her stalker/former rapist ([[MindRape mental]] and physical) in order to both hopefully record a confession and stop him from hurting and killing people around her.]]
1st Dec '15 11:16:43 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has one at the beginning of ''[[Recap/JessicaJones2015S1E8AKAWWJD AKA WWJD?]]'', of her now dead family leaving for vacation from her childhood home...[[spoiler:right when she's going back to her childhood home with her stalker/former rapist in order to both hopefully record a confession and stop him from hurting and killing people around her.]]
4th Oct '15 6:19:24 PM DarthNANAME
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* [[color:red:(Please confirm)]] Happens in ''Film/ShutterIsland.'' Some of the flashbacks have a more surreal, symbolic value and far from all of them are happy (but some are).

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* [[color:red:(Please confirm)]] Happens in ''Film/ShutterIsland.'' Some of the flashbacks have a more surreal, symbolic value and far from all of them are happy (but some are).
22nd Jun '15 5:57:38 AM StFan
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* ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' has a one of these in another flashback. The viewer briefly gets a glimpse of America's childhood, with England taking the younger nation's hand and them going home together. It serves to contrast [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the current situation]] with how happy they used to be.

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* ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' has a one of these in another flashback. The viewer briefly gets a glimpse of America's childhood, with England taking the younger nation's hand and them going home together. It serves to contrast [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the current situation]] with how happy they used to be.

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* The ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'' [=OVAs=] as a whole are meant to be this, although they are tinged with hints of [[CallForward darker things to come]].
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* ''Anime/PatemaInverted'': About 2/3 into the film, Patema finds a notebook belonging to Age's father, while they're [[spoiler: stranded on the ceiling structure in the "sky"]]. While Age reads through it, the audience is treated to a flashback sequence which showed how Age's father met and befriended [[spoiler: Lagos]]. The two spent their time together sharing information from their societies, while jointly working on a flying machine to explore the sky. The final entry is a scribbled note summing up their elation: "We are alive". [[spoiler: Which becomes [[HarsherInHindsight a downer]], since his father and Lagos were both killed by the Agian government, as a result, under Izamura's orders]].
* ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'' has Goemon [[SeparateSceneStorytelling reminiscing to the gang]] about how he met Murasaki while they're on their way to make the HostageForMacGuffin switch. The happy story is then ended with Inspector Zenigata's arrival, and the trio have to escape.
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* The ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'' [=OVAs=] as a whole are meant to be this, although they are tinged with hints of [[CallForward darker things to come]].
* ''Anime/SakasamaNoPatema'': About 2/3 into the film, Patema finds a notebook belonging to Age's father, while they're [[spoiler: stranded on the ceiling structure in the "sky"]]. While Age reads through it, the audience is treated to a flashback sequence which showed how Age's father met and befriended [[spoiler: Lagos]]. The two spent their time together sharing information from their societies, while jointly working on a flying machine to explore the sky. The final entry is a scribbled note summing up their elation: "We are alive". [[spoiler: Which becomes [[HarsherInHindsight a downer]], since his father and Lagos were both killed by the Agian government, as a result, under Izamura's orders]].
* ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'' has Goemon [[SeparateSceneStorytelling reminiscing to the gang]] about how he met Murasaki while they're on their way to make the HostageForMacGuffin switch. The happy story is then ended with Inspector Zenigata's arrival, and the trio have to escape.




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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Abyss'', Chloe starts to forget everything due to Brainiac's interference. She is rushed to a hospital in which the doctor tells her to focus on her happiest memories while they scan her brain. [[spoiler:They are ''all'' intimate moments with Clark. Including their FirstKiss. ''Aww''.]]

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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Abyss'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', "Abyss", Chloe starts to forget everything due to Brainiac's interference. She is rushed to a hospital in which the doctor tells her to focus on her happiest memories while they scan her brain. [[spoiler:They are ''all'' intimate moments with Clark. Including their FirstKiss. ''Aww''.]]




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18th Jun '15 7:18:09 PM eroock
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* Several happy flashbacks throughout ''Film/IvansChildhood'', depicting Ivan together with his mom and other kids. The peaceful childhood scenes build a stark contrast to the shadow-filled war environment Ivan finds himself in.
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