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21st Mar '17 6:26:22 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' you start the game in one of the last chapters of the story before jumping to the prologue. Although, unlike the other examples on this page, this was a premonition of events by one of the main characters.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' you start the game in one of the last chapters of the story before jumping to the prologue. Although, unlike the other examples on this page, this was a premonition of events by one of the main characters.characters [[spoiler:and presumably a future memory about how things went wrong in the BadFuture]].
9th Mar '17 12:10:31 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/IWantedWings'' starts with Jeff getting a court martial hearing. The story of how he got there is told in one big flashback.
2nd Mar '17 10:16:17 PM grimgrendel
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* ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure'': The very first scene shows Noa throwing up her stomach in a bathroom stall. The following scenes jump two days back to explain how this came to be.
28th Feb '17 11:34:47 AM danlansdowne
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* ''Film/Maverick'' opens with Bret Maverick trying to save himself from being hanged
28th Feb '17 11:33:07 AM danlansdowne
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* ''Film/Maverick'' opens with Bret Maverick trying to save himself from being hanged
24th Feb '17 6:19:42 PM JohnnyHuang
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* ''[[ComicBook/SilentHill Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward]]'' begins with Jack Stanton, a professional hit man, [[DrivenToSuicide contemplating suicide]]. The rest of the story details the plot that leads to it.
28th Jan '17 12:53:30 AM 134340Goat
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' opens with Noctis and his friends about to do battle with a mysterious pyrokinetic entity before taking you back to the very beginning of the game. This shows up later as the penultimate boss battle.
25th Jan '17 10:39:01 PM wolftickets1969
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' episode "Underdog Vs. Overcat" has this format.
8th Jan '17 5:56:07 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' begins on December 17 with a trial for a courtroom bombing that happened the previous day. After Case 1 is over, Athena spends half the game flashing back to the events of the previous months (April in Case 2 and October in Case 3). After the narrative finally arrives to [[ForegoneConclusion December 16, the day of the bombing]], two days are glossed over as this timespan is already covered in Case 1. Then the second half of Case 4 is told, followed by the final Case 5.\\\
It's important to note that a good deal of DramaticIrony comes when the end of the first case reveals how a certain character apparently turns their back on the rest of the gang -- the player is left wondering what led to this decision, and finds the answer through the aforementioned flashbacks.
8th Jan '17 9:21:44 AM nombretomado
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* The opening scene of ''EternalSonata'' is that of Polka standing on the edge of a cliff, facing away from it. She convinces herself that "this" is something she has to do... and lets herself fall off, uttering a couple more lines over the course of her fall. After you [[spoiler:beat Frederic, the final boss (in game terms)]], if the appearance of the environment hasn't tipped you off, the next part will. [[spoiler:Against Allegretto's protests, she says... ''most'' of the lines from the first scene again (but compare the last thing she says in that scene where she's falling to what she says in the analogous scene here).]] Then we proceed beyond the scene and see what's probably been happening afterward.

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* The opening scene of ''EternalSonata'' ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' is that of Polka standing on the edge of a cliff, facing away from it. She convinces herself that "this" is something she has to do... and lets herself fall off, uttering a couple more lines over the course of her fall. After you [[spoiler:beat Frederic, the final boss (in game terms)]], if the appearance of the environment hasn't tipped you off, the next part will. [[spoiler:Against Allegretto's protests, she says... ''most'' of the lines from the first scene again (but compare the last thing she says in that scene where she's falling to what she says in the analogous scene here).]] Then we proceed beyond the scene and see what's probably been happening afterward.



* The first level of ''TheConduit'' consists of a tutorial set in a subway system. The second level starts with a flashback [[spoiler:five days earlier,]] and the story doesn't return to the subway until late in the game.

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* The first level of ''TheConduit'' ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' consists of a tutorial set in a subway system. The second level starts with a flashback [[spoiler:five days earlier,]] and the story doesn't return to the subway until late in the game.
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