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12th Apr '18 2:43:32 PM TompaDompa
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* ''Film/{{Deewaar}}'' begins with Ravi dedicating a prize he got for his services to the police force to his mother Sumitra, and then flashes back to show everything that happened up to that point.
13th Mar '18 7:48:57 PM TheTropper
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* ''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'' begins with Gary drifting alone in space with having only ten minutes of oxygen left to live with HUE as his only companion. It then goes back showing the events leading to Gary's predicament.
25th Feb '18 2:40:13 PM nombretomado
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* The popular RPGMaker game ''A blurred line'' starts with three agents of sort trying to stop a terrorist from destroying an extremely important facility. After the intro, the player takes control over the '''terrorist''', set one year earlier.

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* The popular RPGMaker VideoGame/RPGMaker game ''A blurred line'' starts with three agents of sort trying to stop a terrorist from destroying an extremely important facility. After the intro, the player takes control over the '''terrorist''', set one year earlier.
25th Feb '18 6:41:11 AM DanteVin
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the FES epilogue The Answer begins with an unexplained but fierce battle between Akihiko and Aigis, while Metis and Ken are seen fighting in the background. Much of the subsequent game is Aigis recounting the events that led up to what she obliquely calls "the incident".
24th Feb '18 6:33:56 AM hyrule_warrior
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* ''Fire Emblem Echoes'', the remake of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', also does this twice:
** In the beginning, there's a cutscene [[spoiler:that shows how Alm kills Celica with his sword.]] Then the game goes back in time to tell why he did it.
** The cutscene where Celica dreams of Alm fighting with the Emperor is also this.
13th Feb '18 2:25:06 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''VideoGame/TheLongestFiveMinutes'' starts out with your party staring face-to-face with the [[EvilOverlord Demon King]], but TheHero suddenly comes down with a case of EasyAmnesia at the worst possible time. The majority of the game is told through flashbacks consisting of mini-quests that cover the length of TheHerosJourney while his teammates try desperately to get him to remember everything he's fighting for.
5th Feb '18 8:57:12 PM TheTropper
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* Several episodes of ''Series/UnnaturalHistory'' begins with the characters facing imminent danger at an unknown location, then goes back showing how they got into the situation.


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* ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'' starts with New York shown to be completely overrun with monstrous symbiotes creatures, while Spider Man desperately searches for Mary Jane. But before he can reconcile with her, he is absorbed by a humanoid figure, with the story shifting back four days explaining the events leading up to it.
28th Jan '18 2:55:43 PM TheTropper
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' almost did this, according to WordOfGod; the show's creators briefly considered beginning the series by showing Lelouch and Suzaku [[spoiler:pointing guns at each other, as per Episode 25]] as the first scene, then going back several months to show how two friends could have gotten into such a situation.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' almost did this, according to WordOfGod; the show's creators briefly considered beginning the series by showing Lelouch and Suzaku [[spoiler:pointing guns at each other, as per Episode 25]] as the first scene, then going back several months to show how the two friends could have gotten into such a situation.situation.
* ''LightNovel/OcculticNine'''s first episode starts with the discovery of hundreds of corpses found dead in a lake, with the story going back one week showing the events leading up to it.



* The ENTIRE SERIES of Anime/TenchiUniverse does this. The first episode opens with Tenchi delivering an internal monologue as he walks to school alone, lamenting the good old days when he used to hang out with those crazy girls from space... the show then spends nearly its entire run flashing back to how Tenchi met and went on adventures with said girls, until the last five minutes of the very last episode, when we return to Tenchi walking to school alone.

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* The ENTIRE SERIES ''entire series'' of Anime/TenchiUniverse does this. The first episode opens with Tenchi delivering an internal monologue as he walks to school alone, lamenting the good old days when he used to hang out with those crazy girls from space... the show then spends nearly its entire run flashing back to how Tenchi met and went on adventures with said girls, until the last five minutes of the very last episode, when we return to Tenchi walking to school alone.
24th Jan '18 1:51:00 PM Sonofstranger
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** [[LemonyNarrator Kyon]] {{Lampshade|dTrope}}s this in "Snow Mountain Syndrome":
-->I, as if drunk on a cocktail mixed with anxiety and uncertainty, call upon my memory in a haze.\\
"How did things turn out like this?"\\
Flashback mode, start...
8th Jan '18 7:22:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* The campaign of ''GhostRecon: Shadow Wars'' starts off with a ForcedTutorial of two soldiers in a mission with no explanation of why they were there in the first place except a few dialogue. After which the actual campaign starts in the beginning. Four-fifth through the game, the tutorial mission got to be replayed again as an actual mission near the end of the story.

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* The campaign of ''GhostRecon: ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Shadow Wars'' starts off with a ForcedTutorial of two soldiers in a mission with no explanation of why they were there in the first place except a few dialogue. After which the actual campaign starts in the beginning. Four-fifth through the game, the tutorial mission got to be replayed again as an actual mission near the end of the story.
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